Makes one wonder what the replies would be to the question, "What have YOU
done in a Triumph ?" I doubt that breaking up with a date would win the
competition, but then some answers might be too much for my puritanical
From: John Macartney [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, November 07, 2008 6:20 PM
To: Andrew Uprichard
Subject: Re: [TR] Etiquette
Andrew (and others) - a true story.
Some years back a very good friend of mine had a lady friend. The
relationship wasn't going too well
and he tried several times to bring things to a close, without success.
Whenever he attempted to do
this, there were tantrums and tears and lots of grief.
One day my friend decided that things really had to finish and he decided to
take the lady out in
his 1936 Standard 10 and to choose what he thought would be the right moment
to put down a firm foot
on the relationship. As luck (or misfortune) would have it, his delightful
car was admired by the
driver of another car as they passed slowly in opposing directions in a
To the comment of "nice old car" my friend replied, "thanks. 1936 model" and
thumbing towards his
passenger added jokingly "same year as her!"
The fact she was born about 20 years later didn't go down too well.
Needless to say, the relationship ended - for ever - in the middle of
Pershore High Street and the
hospital released him from the Observation Ward three days later.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Uprichard" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "'list Triumph'" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, November 02, 2008 12:24 PM
Subject: [TR] Etiquette
> What is the accepted etiquette when one is out for a drive with one's wife
> and a passing car yells "She's a beauty!" ?
> Reply "Thanks, we love our Triumphs", or "Thanks, we've been married a
> time" ?
> In my case, I can lie about the year of the car and reply "Thanks - she's
> great shape for a 1958 model", but it never sounds very convincing........
> Andrew Uprichard
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