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Old 10th January 2007, 15:36   #1
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Lightbulb 10001 Excuses for going to the Garage...

This thread was born out of viper's call to arms on the Q Car Thread (The 'Q' Car...) & the fact that many of us have to sneak out & make excuses to get to the garage.

Here's viper's quote on it:
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... My wife would freak out if she ever knew the amt of money that went into any of the previous cars I owned. I dont know if any of you have experienced this but it is damn difficult to keep coming up with excuses each time you need to take the car to a garage to get some mods done. ...
It used to be fine earlier, when the mods weren't many & money was plentiful, but now, as time goes by, most of us have stopped buying diamonds & houses for our wives, birthday gifts for parents, food for ourselves & our children & simply allocate every buck of our hard earned / stolen / inherited money to the modification of our rides. This, of course, for some, also includes ICE. Billions of rupees have been spent, old friends & relatives have withered & died (for all we care or know), & all we're now concerned with is our mods & helping out other T-BHPians with theirs. Our universe, so to speak, has shrunk.

To make this easy, I'll post the format so that it'll be easier for the others to follow & post their own. Hopefully, we'll never run out of great, plausible excuses to give. However, if that happens, I got a dirty feeling that most of us won't give a damn & shall go anyways!

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The format is quite simple.

1. 'Directed towards' is the person you'll be giving the excuse to.
It could be your mom, your wife, your dad, your boss, your girlfriend, whatever.

2. 'Scenario' covers the situation you're in.
For example, need to leave work & cancel a client meeting in the middle of the afternoon because you've just discovered on the forum that Sam's giving away JBL branded rotting egg scented car fresheners to the first 25 people who walk into his store.

3. 'What to say' should be in the first person singular to avoid any morons directly quoting from the site.
'My grandmom's in hospital' would be a good idea. However, telling your boss 'Your grandmom's in hospital' may not be so good.

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Scenario:
What to say:

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Mods: This thread's been placed in the Modifications & Accessories forum because it can serve as a ready reckoner for people who read the various threads here & immediately rush out to their garages / tuners / ICE installers. Apologies if required - please move it into the appropriate section if incorrectly placed.

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Old 10th January 2007, 15:38   #2
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Directed towards:
The wife.

Scenario:
Mods needed - you have the money (surprisingly), but you'll have to spend a week away from home.

What to say:
'Baby, my girlfriend wants me to go with her for the next 7 days to Khajuraho, to check out & see if some of the sculptures there are humanly possible. I have to leave right now, flight's in an hour.'

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Directed towards:
The parent.

Scenario:
About 65k needed for new ICE installation.

What to say:
'Ma, don't get scared but I went to this ENT specialist, Dr. Gunbir that day because I had a problem with sounds. He said that I've got really sensitive hearing & that if I listen to the current setup in my car I'll go deaf in about 3 months. However, he has a major operation planned to provide a mid-term solution for it & it's going to cost 65k.'
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quick addition to the ever-growing joke thread!!

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Okay, hilarious ones so far but I'm gonna start getting serious....

Directed towards:
The parent and/or any other family members who are concerned

Scenario:
Quietly escalating engine work that will include the works - porting,polishing,milling,grooving, and free-flow headers. Possible ECU upgrade AFTER that....

What I've said:
I'm getting a mechanic friend to tweak the engine for improved mileage! Which is true, to quite an extent.....
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directed towards: dad

scenario: change my rides expansion chamber (staright through glass pack - custom made) to a newer expansion chamber (2 no.s bolted together - straight through - custom made)

what i have said: leak in my ride's chamber - weilding required. [got the newer expansion chambers....aah! sound of gun-shots atlast (lost the bass though!)]
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Directed towards :Wife

Want to nuy a new car: (slight deviation)

Excuse: You might not like me changing my wife, so I plan to change my car.
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