|Harry Wilkes||08/06/2021 19:05:44|
1160 forum posts
Was in hospital yesterday for a transperineal biopsy the surgeon came to the waiting area and said there was unfortunately going to be a two hour delay however he did say why later I asked the theater sister what the problem was she told me that a piece of equipment had been sent to Germany for a service and had been returned with a part missing so they had to send to Nuneaton for the part "Vorsprung durch Technik" or what !!!
|larry phelan 1||09/06/2021 12:31:11|
|1077 forum posts|
Mein Gott !!
2933 forum posts
Was, deutsche Technik ist immer perfekt!...
|Oily Rag||10/06/2021 15:02:53|
460 forum posts
Ah! Nuneaton is the new 'Germany' now then!
And I thought it was only famous for Clarksons (then March Engineering) and the best Fish and Chips in the Midlands - sadly no longer the case as the old nickname of 'Codder' for Nuneaton is not appropriate now the fish trains for London no longer change engines there (the wagons often used to lose a few boxes of fresh fish whilst the locomotives were changed).
|Howard Lewis||10/06/2021 16:15:11|
|5228 forum posts|
I was constantly told that "The Excellence Comes As Standard" But, in my experience, not all the time.
Like the little girl. when good, very good, but when bad TERRIBLE!
|3413 forum posts|
Revenge for leaving?
|Mick B1||10/06/2021 16:43:12|
|2003 forum posts|
Excellence means excelling the standard, so it can't by definition come as standard.
Just the usual advertising exaggeration.
|Nicholas Wheeler 1||10/06/2021 17:16:07|
|723 forum posts|
Just like BMW's slogan a few years ago: The value of perfect engineering. Which I first spotted plastered all over the dealer's wall when I was delivering another 2.0l diesel with a failed timing chain and less than 5k miles....
|Mick B1||10/06/2021 20:03:24|
|2003 forum posts|
My ancestry is half German, half British - Brummie.
The Britisher in me resents the overrated German reputation for engineering about as much as the German in me resents the overrated Italian reputation for coffee-making.
|old mart||10/06/2021 20:11:20|
|3313 forum posts|
Who had that immortal catch phrase "the Germans bombed our chippie"?
7476 forum posts
In heaven the cooks are French, the policemen are English, the mechanics are German, the lovers are Italian and the bankers are Swiss. Where we're going the cooks are English, the policemen are German, the mechanics are French, the lovers are Swiss and the bankers are Italian.
|Bodger Brian||10/06/2021 20:27:21|
187 forum posts
I prefer the version I once heard. When she was good, she was very good, but when she was bad, she was even better!
|Grindstone Cowboy||10/06/2021 20:40:25|
|679 forum posts|
That would be Stan Boardman - not seen much on TV after a joke about some Fokkers during (I think) the Des O'Connor show.
|Oily Rag||11/06/2021 12:47:27|
460 forum posts
Any Road Up! After all this jovality onto a serious note:
Harry - Hope your Transperineal Biopsy went smoothly and the results are favourable. Best of luck.
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