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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got a couple this afternoon at the grocery store.

first one from a man roughly in his forties/

"thats good looking and it has a VW 1600 engine". at first I thought, hey he knows his stuff. then I figured he was aware of it having a VW engine in it but did not realize it was a VW Thing. He was thinking kit car the best I could figure.

second one (a young man 18-20 yrs old) who immediately followed up on the heels of the first man.

He said, "What is that?", I replied a VW Thing. Next question, "What year? "I thought it was a Jeep at first". He then asked, "Does it drive like a Jeep?", I replied well it has no power steering, no power brakes, all drums all the way around. At that moment, I realized this young man most likely had never experienced any thing but disks on all four corners and power.

Couple quick fun conversations.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Hey, who owns the thing out front"
"Me"
"I almost lost an arm in one of those things in Vancouver. Lady t-boned us and I had my arm hanging out, Awesome car man, it was yellow too."
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was visiting my parents and their neighbor came over and asked "How do you like your Scout?"
But my favorite passing compliment was when I was driving down the highway and look to my left as the lady in the passenger seat of the Porsche going by was taking a picture.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:33 pm    Post subject: things Reply with quote

all of the above plus over the pasy 13 years!!!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Is that a Golf?"
"What the hell is that thing?"

and yesterday

"Does it float like the originals?"
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that the kind that goes in the water?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Thats the kind of jeep Mike has"

"Nice... a thing"
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get the ability to float comments a lot. I just nod and smile.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

joescoolcustoms wrote:
I get the ability to float comments a lot. I just nod and smile.


I usually reply with 'Until just before it sinks'
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could also say, "it definitely floats, but not indefinitely."
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

picked my youngest up from football practice today...had about ten kids and a few lurking teens hovering about...all i heard (over and over again) was..."wow, cool car". heh, my boy was pretty smug. hmmmmm maybe nows a good time to get that oil change?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got one yesterday,

"That sure gives the road some personality"
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"I would tell you that you have a really good looking Thing, but that would be completely inappropriate." Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grocery store parking lot..."is that one of those cars that can go in the water?"
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Upon seeing my Acapulco for the first time a friend said, "You should be selling ice cream out of it."
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:00 pm    Post subject: New Thing Reply with quote

My daughter comes home the other day and says "Dad, I saw a Thing like yours only it was new." I said "What!?" and then realized she saw my neighbors Thing that is lowered with a hardtop and shiny paint. I told her no, that one is actually a year older than mine. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Over the past couple of months a disturbing trend has been happening... people yelling to get my attention as we are driving down the road. Multiple lane roads that are not highways, but when you're going 40, you don't expect people to start talking to you.

Most recent was "Hey!" *I just about jump out of the car startled* "You need to get those valves adjusted and you're leakin oil!"

I think he thought he was being clever, but every time someone yells as I'm going down the street it scares the $h!t out of me.

Anyone else having people try to talk to them while moving?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:02 am    Post subject: Re: Things heard while driving your Thing Reply with quote

"Look, it's a Volkswagen IT"

"Haven't see one of those since I was in high school"

"What the f#$k is that?"
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:02 am    Post subject: Re: Things heard while driving your Thing Reply with quote

waxhead wrote:
"Look, it's a Volkswagen IT"

"Haven't see one of those since I was in high school"

"What the f#$k is that?"


I knew a guy who owned a Rambler 4 door.

He took the letters off and re-arranged them to spell " Marbler "

and told everyone it was a new brand from GM!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:02 am    Post subject: Re: Things heard while driving your Thing Reply with quote

waxhead wrote:
"Look, it's a Volkswagen IT"

"Haven't see one of those since I was in high school"

"What the f#$k is that?"


I knew a guy who owned a Rambler 4 door.

He took the letters off and re-arranged them to spell " Marbler "

and told everyone it was a new brand from GM!
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