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The Limit!

The news this morning reported that drink-driving rules are going to be revised...and that the legal limit allowed whilst driving may be lowered.

I bought a new car last week, and whilst the salesman was showing me what all the various dials and switches were for, he pointed this out.

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"A bottle Opener" says he
" Why in a car?" says I
"Just a little present from the manufacturer" says he!!!

It slides out of the compartment for use, and then when you slide it back in, it doubles up as a drinks holder!

IS IT ME????

I had visions of someone driving with their right hand and reaching for the opener with the other (it's in the tray thingy behind the gear stick).

Tried it out on a bottle of Guinness this morning, and it is indeed an opener. No I didn't drink it either...before you ask....sun's not over the yard arm yet! Just means we'll have to have beef casserole tonight (very nice with a drop of stout in it)

Sorry for crumbs in photo...very shabby looking I know...couldn't get them out. I (the great advocate of healthy eating) was munching a cold sausage roll on the way back from town yesterday....no time for lunch!

Not wanting to waste my wonderful new gift I'm trying to think of alternative uses for it....any ideas?

Posted at 20th Nov 2008 - 09:45AM   Posted by Salle de Bain   The Limit! Comments: 9

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LittleBrownDog's Avatar That is quite extraordinary, S de B Surprised. What kind of car is it? I think you ought to write in that news quiz show on TV on Friday nights (can't remember what it's called - memory quite gone to pot these days - but has Ian Hislop looking all smug and sneery in it) or one of those radio programmes like Feedback or Quote Unquote. It really is quite unbelievable.

PS Many, many, many more crumbs in my car. And old parking tickets. And the odd sweet wrapper... Embarassed

Posted by: LittleBrownDog on 20th Nov 2008 at 10:23AM

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Salle de Bain's Avatar Good idea LBD! Might just do that!

Posted by: Salle de Bain on 20th Nov 2008 at 10:27AM

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Ivy's Avatar There are many soft drinks that need opening with a bottle opener, but I must confess I never used this stylish "gift" in the three years I drive that **** oops nearly gave away the name

Posted by: Ivy on 20th Nov 2008 at 11:06AM

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Ivy's Avatar SdB you actually find the rubber matting of this compartment can be taken out for "decrumbing"Very Happy

Posted by: Ivy on 20th Nov 2008 at 11:07AM

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Salle de Bain's Avatar didn't know you could take it out...derRolling Eyes

Thanks, from one **** driver to another for that tip!!

Posted by: Salle de Bain on 20th Nov 2008 at 11:50AM

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Crystal Jigsaw's Avatar That's typical of car manufacturers! Making money etc..!

It always makes me wonder why they make cars that can do ridiculous speeds when our limit is 70mph Confused

Posted by: Crystal Jigsaw on 20th Nov 2008 at 12:19PM

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Westerwitch's Avatar Yes I have never understood why cars are capable of doing speeds over 100mph . . . I appreciate that it is to be able to accelerate blah blah - but surely there must be a way of stopping a car from doing sustained illegal speeds.

As for the bottle opener - I guess it could be used for soft drinks - but it was beer I first thought of.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 20th Nov 2008 at 02:10PM

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It's like the pub near our house. They offer discounted parking at a nearby car park. If that's not encouraging drink driving...

Posted by: Expatmum on 20th Nov 2008 at 03:07PM

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Salle de Bain's Avatar Am feeling a bit guilty about this post nowEmbarassed

I had immediately thought of alcohol (signs of a mis-spent youth no doubt!), instead of realising, as Ivy and WW so rightly pointed out, that soft drinks need bottle openers too!

However, I still think that no bottle opener would have been better....as I feel there is still an option/suggestion there.

I'm more used to soft drinks in cans and plastic bottles!

I wouldn't say that we see Coke etc...in glass bottles much these days would you?

Posted by: Salle de Bain on 20th Nov 2008 at 04:07PM

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