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Old 12-12-2010, 03:09 PM   #5141
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More like something this guy would do;

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A few days ago, I received in the mail a holiday greeting card from a local shop called Perfect Timing Auto Service. It took me a while to figure out how I'd gotten on their mailing list, and I finally remembered (just now, in fact) that this is the shop where I had the smog check done on my '90 when I bought it in March.

At any rate, the card was quite lovely, printed on heavy tri-fold stock with glossy color print on both sides, and consisted primarily of a poem composed in the style of "The Night Before Christmas" which goes on for several paragraphs and tells the story of a customer who brings in an old Chevrolet with a bad transmission, which the shop declares to be "dead on the spot", at which point the customer promptly goes out and buys a Certified Pre-Owned Lexus.

But that's not the funny part.

The funny part is that at the bottom of the poem, there is a tear-off coupon worth $20 off of "Any Service or Repair", and it has a rather unusual caveat:




NO DELOREANS


Seriously? I mean, that's got to be one of the most highly specific limitations I have ever seen on a coupon. Not "NO IRISH CARS" or "NO EUROPEAN CARS", no, they've picked a set of approximately 6,500 specific vehicles and excluded them and only them.

Granted, we do seem to have a higher-than-typical number of unusual and exotic cars here in north San Diego County, but I don't recall that we are overrun with DMC-12s in particular. I've actually seen more Lamborghini Gallardos on the road around these parts, and they don't seem to be all that worried that one of those is going to roll into the bay.

Got a Bugatti Veyron? No problem- $20 off. A MacLaren F1? Come on in. A 1907 Apperson Jackrabbit? We'll get you fixed right up. A Delorean? GET THEE BACK, SATAN!


Imagine that you are in Mississippi in 1953 and you walk up to a public water fountain. You expect to see a small sign posted on it which reads "No coloreds", but instead you see a rather larger sign which reads "No left-handed Catholics named Robert who were born on a Thursday and have a moustache."

I think that, as a matter of statistical demographics, that's pretty much the same situation as we've got here.
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Old 12-12-2010, 05:26 PM   #5143
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A few days ago, I received in the mail a holiday greeting card from a local shop called Perfect Timing Auto Service. It took me a while to figure out how I'd gotten on their mailing list, and I finally remembered (just now, in fact) that this is the shop where I had the smog check done on my '90 when I bought it in March.

At any rate, the card was quite lovely, printed on heavy tri-fold stock with glossy color print on both sides, and consisted primarily of a poem composed in the style of "The Night Before Christmas" which goes on for several paragraphs and tells the story of a customer who brings in an old Chevrolet with a bad transmission, which the shop declares to be "dead on the spot", at which point the customer promptly goes out and buys a Certified Pre-Owned Lexus.

But that's not the funny part.

The funny part is that at the bottom of the poem, there is a tear-off coupon worth $20 off of "Any Service or Repair", and it has a rather unusual caveat:




NO DELOREANS


Seriously? I mean, that's got to be one of the most highly specific limitations I have ever seen on a coupon. Not "NO IRISH CARS" or "NO EUROPEAN CARS", no, they've picked a set of approximately 6,500 specific vehicles and excluded them and only them.

Granted, we do seem to have a higher-than-typical number of unusual and exotic cars here in north San Diego County, but I don't recall that we are overrun with DMC-12s in particular. I've actually seen more Lamborghini Gallardos on the road around these parts, and they don't seem to be all that worried that one of those is going to roll into the bay.

Got a Bugatti Veyron? No problem- $20 off. A MacLaren F1? Come on in. A 1907 Apperson Jackrabbit? We'll get you fixed right up. A Delorean? GET THEE BACK, SATAN!


Imagine that you are in Mississippi in 1953 and you walk up to a public water fountain. You expect to see a small sign posted on it which reads "No coloreds", but instead you see a rather larger sign which reads "No left-handed Catholics named Robert who were born on a Thursday and have a moustache."

I think that, as a matter of statistical demographics, that's pretty much the same situation as we've got here.
So are you going to go out and buy a Delorean and take it in and try to use the coupon?
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Old 12-12-2010, 06:26 PM   #5144
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Find a DeLorean forum and post it there.
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Old 12-12-2010, 06:45 PM   #5146
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^hahah and they can plan it so they all show up 10 minutes a part
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Old 12-12-2010, 07:37 PM   #5147
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I think I found my dream woman:

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I think I found my dream woman:

http://www.miata.net/motm/2007/brinn.html
She's older so I'll give her the benefit of doubt.

edit://Looks like she does have some boobies though.
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Imagine that you are in Mississippi in 1953 and you walk up to a public water fountain. You expect to see a small sign posted on it which reads [I]"No coloreds"
You mean like these?



*To anyone offended: I don't mean anything hateful in posting these and I understand how they can be controversial, but they're part of American history.

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I didn't find it offensive.
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