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Ok I have to vent before I blow a gasket....lol.

I am driving back to the office with the top dropped, beautiful day here. Now the office where I work is located down a road where there are many farms, mostly large leaf tobacco farms. Connecticut grows these that are used as the wrap for fine cigars....but I digress....

Anyway....I am driving down the main drag to the office. Now this road is 2 lanes on each side with a median divider but it is not a highway of any sort. Just like any road that you might see going through a business park. Just before I reach the light I see this giant sprinkler from one of the Tobacco fields spewing DIRECTLY ACROSS THE ROAD. And I mean really spewing....these farm sprinklers spray thousands of gallons of water. I mean the water is literally coming down in buckets ACROSS ALL 4 LANES.

So I have no choice but to stop. Because of the median I cannot even turn around. And it looks like this f'ing sprinkler is stuck or something. So now I am thinking I have to stay stopped in the middle of the damn road to put the top up (there is no breakdown or utility lane obviously). Which means I will still have to drive my freshly detailed GT through this deluge which would be enough to piss me off to no end.

Well anyway the sprinkler finally turns and I am able to drive through albeit on soaked pavement....which I am not happy about.

And as I drive into the office parking lot in my thoughts I am cursing the IDIOT that set up that sprinkler with every 4 letter word I can think of. Thank God that no one was behind me when I had to stop or the road had more traffic on it. I mean don't these MORONS realize that people drive with their windows open or that motorcycles and convertibles just might use that stretch of road ??????

I am going to call the town of Windsor and nominate that sprinkler person for "Dumbass of the Month".

Ok I am done.....

Such is the joy of owning a convertible.....lol.
 

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The joy more than makes up for a few inconveniences, doesn't it? :bigthumbsup

My wife says I make the happy "convertible face" when I'm driving with the top down, which is all the time it's over 65 degrees and not raining. Since we finally have spring here in Michigan, that's been a lot lately.
 
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Hey FD,

All I got from all that is I want a cigar now.

:gringreen


Seriously, people are idiots. I was at a stoplight near a residential area a few years ago and a sprinkler system activated while we were stopped there. Someone had previously turned the head towards the road and it soaked the inside of my car. It couldn't have been lined up more perfectly.

You'll survive.

:gringreen
 

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Why not stop or call the property and tell the guy. He probably does not know.
I think in the mental state that fuzzy was in, he might have done a few things that he would have regretted. Good choice on waiting a day to clam down so you don't get yourself into trouble. :bigthumbsup


On a side note, if you get your GT up to Warp Factor 1, it won't get wet even with the top down :D
 

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Why not stop or call the property and tell the guy. He probably does not know.
Very true. Nobody wants to pay for all that water to go onto the pavement and not the grass.
As one who doesn't drive in the rain, Fuzzy, I can truly sympathize.
 

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I'm with you when I have a freshly groomed pony I get @#^@ when the roads get sprinkled on that night and have to throw road grim and muck all over your car! And don't get me started with the friggin tree pollens this time of year! I have to wash my car EVERY day to get the darn yellow crap off my car!!! AHHHHHH! Where's my beer????
 

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i have it worse than all of you guys, i live down a rock road in south east texas (hot)..........i dred when i have to come or leave home because of the DUST..........omg the dust is horrible, it makes me almost cry.........i always put the car in first and just let off the clutch and creep down the road for a good quarter mile or more.............and i get freakin' TICKED OFF when some dumb ******* starts FLYING down the road in his beater pick-up truck throwin dust all over the freakin' place and all over my freakin car that cost more than the tin can he lives in because he buys too much meth and cant support his fami............oh, sorry, had to vent a little.
 

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Fuzz,

'fraid I'm of the opinion that getting wet & dirty (so to speak) is all part of the bargain whether you're riding motorcycles or driving a ragtop. For what it's worth, my lid only goes up (or I don't drive the bike) if there's lightning, really heavy/sustained precip, or it's below 32-ish degrees. Then again, my car's a "project" variety, but it's still a blast to drive.

My Marines & Airmen were convinced my top didn't work for about 2 1/2 years at one of my recent assignments (NC).

Washing/detailing the ride only lasts as long as it's parked (if that long...stupid birds!). As soon as you move, some flock of bugs is going to pick your ride for its suicide mission target, and you KNOW when you wash your car it's guaranteed to rain.

Cheer up, enjoy the ride, and for goodness sake close your mouth when you hang your noggin out the side!:tongue Must go faster!!!

Cheers!
:cool:- Chainsaw
 

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FUZZY hit number 16!!!!

15) In the short walk from your car into the convenience store, you turn
around at least twice to admire your car.
16) You have ever come to a complete stop if there is water on the road
17) You have a towel and some quick detailer in the trunk in case you
forget rule #16.

And then some...
 
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how about when trucks with gravel travel next to you and a rock hits your windshield? :nono: GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!
 

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Ok, I know I would have probably done the same thing in your situation... but that story made me laugh. ;)

Nice.

I get so irritated at work because they are doing a bunch of construction across the street and it is impossible to keep the dust off my car. I am tempted to bring my car cover work with me but it might only confirm some suspicions. Its bad enough that on my breaks I go outside to look at it. :hihi:
 

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Ok, I know I would have probably done the same thing in your situation... but that story made me laugh. ;)

Nice.

I get so irritated at work because they are doing a bunch of construction across the street and it is impossible to keep the dust off my car. I am tempted to bring my car cover work with me but it might only confirm some suspicions. Its bad enough that on my breaks I go outside to look at it. :hihi:
There should be no reason you two can't express your love!:wavey
 

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how about when trucks with gravel travel next to you and a rock hits your windshield? :nono: GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!
how about this for a gravel truck dumping gravel all over the road on a new Cervini's Front End

:fuming:

Only good thing is the truck had the call this number about my driving so I called them and told them they owe me a new front end and what happened. They are covering for a complete paint job for my car :) all I have to pay for is the paint for my realist flames and then the paint shop is covering the cost of the labor for additional work I want dont :) so it worked out in the long run but think about what went through my mind when a FLAWLESS paint job went from that to this in a matter of a second.
 

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Oh Fuzzy... That's near tragic! Just as bad as the landscapers blowing dirt and pebbles around in a clueless fog, or the guy powerwashing a shop part in the middle of a busy street (Duh)...

As my dad used to tell me when I was upset "Everything is better in the morning" - feeling better today about it?

Tached - OMG, I would have died...:weeps
 

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Fuzzy, I feel your pain. When I see water running across the road, I just use the pedal on the right to get through it quicker.
 

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FUZZY hit number 16!!!!

15) In the short walk from your car into the convenience store, you turn
around at least twice to admire your car.
16) You have ever come to a complete stop if there is water on the road
17) You have a towel and some quick detailer in the trunk in case you
forget rule #16.

And then some...
Gotta love Mr V's PPR:gringreen
 

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Couldn't you just sneak up behind the sprinkler and throw your shirt or jacket over it? :shiny:
 
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