Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2004 20:21:41 -0000 From: "Alistair Dore" <alistairdorenospamo.com> Subject: Re: New Saab Parts
"Fred W." <Fred.Willsnospampam myrealbox.com> wrote in message news:BZydncSzB4uM1drdRVn_iwnospamphia.com... > > "David Taylor" <djtaylornospamoot.com> wrote in message > news:MPG.1ab0234359e8eabe989b98nospam.individual.de... > > > Maybe I am not a sensitive type, but when I drive my BMWs I have never > been > > > accused of being snobbish (that I am aware of) and when driving the > SAABs I > > > > In the UK, it's generally considered bad form to let someone in a BMW > > out of a side street. > > Is this more brittish humor or are you being serious. I seriously don't > know. I mean, I used to watch all the Monte Pythons and Benny Hills and > they would have me rolling on the floor... maybe this is the "New" Brit > humo(u)r? > > Any way, in case you weren't kidding, wouldn't that make you the prime > "wanker" for treating a driver differently based on the car he is in? > > -Fred W > > Actually Fred it is generally accepted that BMW drivers are prime wankers. These are the guys who hang a foot off your tail in the third lane of the motorway with headlights blazing when you are already doing 80mph+ Usually with a mobile phone to their ear. (does anyone else find that odd? £30,000 of car and they can't be bothered to pay a couple of hundered for a hands free kit?!) As for SAAB drivers, well the UK image is one of older company directors. A gentlemans car if you like. As for me I'm 37 married with kids, own a SAAB 900 (so does my wife.) So stereotypes don't always fit. I always let SAAB drivers out, I will usually let a Merc' driver out (impecable manners - always say thankyou) Would rather end up in a pile of burning twisted metal than give way to a beemer driver...;-) Al p.s. Benny Hill not really seen as funny by UK anymore, but we'll always love Monty Python.