So I'm There, Browsing Facebook.........

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Deaky, 22 Nov 2018.

  1. Deaky

    Deaky On yer bike VCDS User Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

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    When I come across a couple of pictures of my van on the T5Forum FB page :geek: Taken when I was onsite on Friday last week. The caption read "When your busy working and some b*****d turns up in this. Curtain fitting is the trade to be in"

    The bloke went on to tell everyone how much I paid for the van and that it was cash!! I never even spoke to him:rolleyes:

    As soon as I posted a few more pic's of the van in the thread he took it down [​IMG]
     
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  2. Tourershine

    Tourershine Senior Citizen VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Jealousy has to be one of the worst human traits. I'd much sooner a person didn't speak to me, rather than jibe behind my back.

    At least my customers say to my face "You must be charging too much to have a VW as a work vehicle" No one ever see's the extra stuff we have to do as business owners, that we don't get paid for :mad:

    Sorry @Deaky to rant, but stuff like this gets under my skin sadly.
     
  3. Loz

    Loz California 204 DSG 4Motion MY17 VCDS User Admin Moderator VIP Member

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    Fake News... you should have replied that if he did more work rather than taking envy photos of your van he could also afford one :)
     
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  4. Dellmassive

    Dellmassive 204 T32 DSG LWB SPORTLINE PV MY18 VCDS User Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

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    oh dear . . . . . . =[
     
  5. Insert Coin

    Insert Coin Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Green-eyed monster, I bet he wasn't expecting you to appear on his thread. :laugh:

    Slightly off-topic, but.

    One of those T5 Facebook pages is really toxic, so much so that I actually left the group as it was full of w@nkers. I'm not saying that T5 drivers are tossers, of course they aren't, but the group was so badly modded and some of the comments were shameful.

    Off-topic part 2,

    I answered a post on Pistonheads last week, a guy was asking for advice on buying a T6, within a few hours the Transit brigade turned up trying to convince the guy that the Transit is a better van, more reliable, better value for money, T6's are poor value etc etc.
     
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  6. Ghost

    Ghost Senior Member T6 Pro

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    What a prat!!

    Should have screenshot his post, then posted it back up with what @Loz said.

    I bet he’s been nervously looking back on that page all day .. lol
     
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  7. Shredder

    Shredder It's a Beast VIP Member T6 Guru

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    @Deaky ... was that specifically the T5/T6 Forum on FB ?? (nicely descriptive emoji to close your post above :laugh::thumbsup: )

    I've seen the same things in this particular group. It seems to be the biggest Transporter group on there as well. IMO there seems to be a pattern : Anyone who owns a van, or tries to post a van for sale over £30k gets absolutely hammered. T6 drivers regularly get referred to as "snotty", "knobs", "the rich" etc etc. Deaky's experience was particularly bad. Like the poster was looking for ways to vent the 'chip' on his shoulder.

    Pretty much sums up what's going wrong with the country. This pseudo 'us and them' thing exacerbated by Corbyn's speeches. Makes my blood boil :mad::mad::mad:

    Funny, I started working life renting the bottom bunk of a bunk bed (not the bedroom, just the bottom bunk) for £6 a week !!!! Now I seem to be the "ruling elite" (whoever they are Corbyn?) and a "snotty" T6 driver, like I was just given it or something :confused:

    Sorry, this stuff presses my button .... rant over (for the time being :laugh: )
    .
     
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  8. Insert Coin

    Insert Coin Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Rant away dude, I'm exactly the same, don't get me started on the snowflake generation or people like Corbyn. :laugh:
     
  9. Dieseldonkey

    Dieseldonkey 150 DSG Shuttle Conversion VIP Member T6 Guru

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    I think we should count our blessings with the T6 forum. It's well run and it's populated with friendly helpful folk. It's rare that I see any internal bickering. Even then, folk don't seem to afraid to admit they got something wrong or simply agree to disagree.

    As an admin on an unrelated FB group, I've been fortunate to see the kindness and sensitivity shown by many online. But also, its made me appreciate the internet can be a vile, nasty, horrible place at times.

    But without wishing to sound all namby pamby, I actually find our T6 forum, a little sanctuary of relaxation. It's always an informative read and often amusing. Some very knowledgeable folk on here willing to share what they know with others. I've learned an awful lot in the year I've been a member.

    As for being snobs, I'm pretty confident the majority of folk on here, have come from very little and have worked dammed hard to achieve what they have.

    As a 17 year old, my first car was a 400 quid, 1981 MK1 957cc Fiesta popular. It had a little Minichamps 1/43 model BMW E30 M3, blue tacked on the dash. Something for me to aspire to one day.

    Now I drive a van. (Surpassed the M3). And my dash is graced by a slightly wonky, (possibly factory second), orange monkey . So long as none of those much discussed, little yellow warning lights illuminate on my dash, then life as a 'snob' is good.
     
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  10. Northern Monkey

    Northern Monkey Indium grey caravelle VIP Member T6 Guru

    Perfect example of the reasons I ditched all social media, the likes of faceplant and Instagram I’m sure it will make great conversation the next time your paths cross :)
     
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  11. DaveyB

    DaveyB Senior Member Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

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  12. Tony&Dawn

    Tony&Dawn Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    So was there any truth in his post.....

    is Curtain fitting the trade to be in...:whistle::)
     
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  13. Pauly

    Pauly Senior Member VCDS User Admin Moderator

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    Have you seen his van !!
    and he paid cash for it !!
     
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  14. Andyf

    Andyf Member T6 Pro

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    We payed cash for our work van (£250 cash)
    It’s a 1997 Vauxhall Rascle
     
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  15. andys

    andys Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    It never occurred to me that people bought Transits by choice with their own money.
     
  16. Dieseldonkey

    Dieseldonkey 150 DSG Shuttle Conversion VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Really
    A
    Suzuki
    Constructed
    At
    Luton
     
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  17. Dieseldonkey

    Dieseldonkey 150 DSG Shuttle Conversion VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Fix
    It
    Again
    Tony

    Or my favourite.....

    Lots
    Of
    Trouble
    Usually
    Serious
     
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  18. Volkywagen

    Volkywagen Paulscryer VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Bedford rascal?? I had one of those and the engine fell out of it. It was my second car in the yr 2000, an ex milk float. Rapid when the engine was in it :laugh:
     
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  19. Andyf

    Andyf Member T6 Pro

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    All I can say it’s nice to have a choice of which van to take in a morning
     
  20. Dannyb6467

    Dannyb6467 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Nice van = well paid tradesman = must have lots of work = good at the job.
    Heap of junk van = well you get the picture.
    I'm my opinion of course!!
     
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