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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:06 pm    Post subject: Best Compliment You've Heard? Reply with quote

I just pulled into a WaWa and as I finished cleaning the windshield the guy in the next stall asked:
"What is that? It looks like it had sex with a tank!"

What's the best one you've heard?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Best Compliment You've Heard? Reply with quote

A friend (vw nerd) recently said he rubs himself on my van as he passes it at work. Is that a compliment?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Best Compliment You've Heard? Reply with quote

Lady pedestrian in a South Carolina crosswalk:
"Is that one of those Scooby Doo vayans, like in Scooby Dooooo?"
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Best Compliment You've Heard? Reply with quote

jimf909 wrote:
A friend (vw nerd) recently said he rubs himself on my van as he passes it at work. Is that a compliment?


Every comment I can think of is nsfw so I’ll refrain.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Best Compliment You've Heard? Reply with quote

"Mmmm...you've done this before."
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Best Compliment You've Heard? Reply with quote

From some dude standing in front of a store:
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Oh, wait; you said best heard...

Aside from all of the "it's beautiful/gorgeous/so pretty" comments, the best would be from a neighbor: "Wow! It's huge inside!" Then he got a shock when I interrupted his advice for an air-cooled engine to tell him, "Um, it's water-cooled"... Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Best Compliment You've Heard? Reply with quote

Some teenager shouting out the window of a rusty Honda Civic at a traffic light: "I'll give you three grand for it!"
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Best Compliment You've Heard? Reply with quote

Not heard, but an action - someone getting on their back to admire some under carriage work/paint.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Best Compliment You've Heard? Reply with quote

Guy crossing four lanes of traffic to take a picture?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Best Compliment You've Heard? Reply with quote

Today some super suave young stud in a cherried out old Jag looked my van up and down and gave me a big grin and thumbs up. No words were spoken.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Best Compliment You've Heard? Reply with quote

At an RMW campout, as as a couple passed Winston:

"They MUST still be making those--that one's brand new!"

Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Best Compliment You've Heard? Reply with quote

msinabottle wrote:
At an RMW campout, as as a couple passed Winston:

"They MUST still be making those--that one's brand new!"

Smile Best!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:39 am    Post subject: Re: Best Compliment You've Heard? Reply with quote

When we first got our van we went for our first long road trip to Vermont when what seemed like a case of vanagon syndrome started to show. I pulled off the highway into the parking lot of a convenient store to try to diagnose the problem when these two 20 something stoners (they smelled like they had been sprayed by a skunk) came up to the drivers side window and one of them in a dead ringer Spiccoli voice said, “man this van is F___ING AWESOME!” The other kid just kept saying, “so dope man, seriously, so dope.” I said, “its not too awesome right now, but thanks.” My kids who were 2 1/2 and 4 kept repeating, “F___ing awesome” after the two guys left my wife and I did our best to not laugh out loud at the kids.

We did make it back to our home without a tow on that trip. A few stutters here and there but we made it. That was the trip that convinced me of going down the conversion path.

The other compliment we’ve heard several times is, “I didn’t know they still made these.” I always get a kick out of that one.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:01 am    Post subject: Re: Best Compliment You've Heard? Reply with quote

A guy coming out of a bar stopped and said to me and my buddy. "Man, that this is Boss ! " ...

hence being nicknamed "The Boss"
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:06 am    Post subject: Re: Best Compliment You've Heard? Reply with quote

“I didn’t know VW made anything that cool!”

They haven’t, for over 25 years, except for the GTi.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:34 am    Post subject: Re: Best Compliment You've Heard? Reply with quote

While camping at the paddocks at a friends race weekend, there was a SERIOUS RV setup behind us... Rolled out of bed one morning and while I walked past the RV, the owner motioned at my van and said "Now that's how to camp out!".

It puzzled me, because clearly money wasn't an issue for that guy, he could afford any rig he wants! Felt good because I had RV envy as he rolled up the night before.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:49 am    Post subject: Re: Best Compliment You've Heard? Reply with quote

From a young wanna be hippy couple says the guy to his girlfriend, " Thats one of those upper middle class ones".
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:59 am    Post subject: Re: Best Compliment You've Heard? Reply with quote

My wife and I were parked near an attraction in Yellowstone Park one rainy spring day, inside the van changing into some other clothes (limo tint). When we opened the slider there were 3 tourists down on their knees admiring the new front suspension bits I had installed recently.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:19 am    Post subject: Re: Best Compliment You've Heard? Reply with quote

Zeitgeist 13 wrote:
"Mmmm...you've done this before."


That was great, can we do it again?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:53 am    Post subject: Re: Best Compliment You've Heard? Reply with quote

"Your Vanagon is what all Vanagons aspire to be" That was from my mechanic, about a month before it required new heads and a new exhaust system...
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