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    When I was 22 years old, I was helping a friend to fit a Honda D16a9 engine into a Rover Coupe 216. Engine all fitted well and we were going good for time, got to fitting the gearbox linkage, which were two quite long metal bars to connect to the gearlever end. Swung the bar across and placed the bolt through, but missed the hole for the thread. I pulled the bolt too far out and the linkage bar came crashing down whilst I was stood directly underneath it. Smashed out my front tooth, which I now have capped.

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    Kitchen sink not draining too well, so into the cupboard, undid the trap, carefully manoeuvred it out so as not to spill, emptied it down the sink.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank View Post
    Kitchen sink not draining too well, so into the cupboard, undid the trap, carefully manoeuvred it out so as not to spill, emptied it down the sink.....
    I have nearly done that, stopped myself just in time.

    Do look up veet reviews on Amazon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frankc View Post
    Do look up veet reviews on Amazon.
    Yes, saw that one a long time ago. Still very funny though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankc View Post
    I have nearly done that, stopped myself just in time.

    Do look up veet reviews on Amazon.
    here you go Frankc > https://www.amazon.co.uk/Veet-Men-Ha...ews/B000KKNQBK
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    Veet review hilarious - thanks for that -

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    Quote Originally Posted by payno View Post
    Yep same thing happened to me. Try clicking the link, mine did not work either
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    Quote Originally Posted by frankc View Post
    Yep same thing happened to me. Try clicking the link, mine did not work either
    It does work but you have to click the link at the bottom of the page (it may be offscreen): skip these deals & continue to amazon.co.uk
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    Quote Originally Posted by frankc View Post
    Yep same thing happened to me. Try clicking the link, mine did not work either
    just scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Skip these Deals & Continue to amazon.co.uk
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    This is a VERY long time ago when I was (as yet) unmarried and internet / email was still a bit new.
    If you have two young ladies who think you are attracted to them, and with whom you sometime exchange email, and you meet a third young lady to whom you are attracted more than the other two, you should NOT send her an email to that effect with the reasons why, and then press "send all" by mistake.
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