Author Topic: items of yore  (Read 24566 times)

Kim

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Re: items of yore
« Reply #500 on: 23 June, 2022, 12:22:00 am »
appropriated from a post on the book of faces:

"Picked up my sons from school and stopped to get gas; invited them to get out of the car and learn how to do it.
"Afterwards the 11yo says 'thanks for the life lesson, but I'll never drive a gas car.
"13yo says 'this is like the time you showed us how a pay phone works."

Barakta (who admittedly doesn't have a driving licence) used an EV rapid charger before she used a petrol pump.

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Re: items of yore
« Reply #501 on: 23 June, 2022, 12:42:12 am »
appropriated from a post on the book of faces:

"Picked up my sons from school and stopped to get gas; invited them to get out of the car and learn how to do it.
"Afterwards the 11yo says 'thanks for the life lesson, but I'll never drive a gas car.
"13yo says 'this is like the time you showed us how a pay phone works."

In ten years time, when the 11 y/o is a Penniless Student Oaf…
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Re: items of yore
« Reply #502 on: 23 June, 2022, 07:42:32 am »
appropriated from a post on the book of faces:

"Picked up my sons from school and stopped to get gas; invited them to get out of the car and learn how to do it.
"Afterwards the 11yo says 'thanks for the life lesson, but I'll never drive a gas car.
"13yo says 'this is like the time you showed us how a pay phone works."

Barakta (who admittedly doesn't have a driving licence) used an EV rapid charger before she used a petrol pump.
Conversely, the first train I, and later my daughters, went on was a steam train (at D*dcot).

My mother put petrol in a car for the first time this year (she claims), as my dad used to do it.  She's been driving since the late 1970s.
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Re: items of yore
« Reply #503 on: 23 June, 2022, 08:24:03 am »
I'm hoping that an entry on this list will be a phone app to enable car charging, replaced by a swipe of a credit card or the system recognising the car and just getting on with it.

In my 6 attempts to charge a car with DC, only the first one, on the oldest charger, used an app, and it failed. All subsequent attempts used a contactless credit card, and all but one worked.

(I suspect the two failed attempts weren't payment issues, but were due to the e-UP only wanting 320 V and 24 kW, and some DC chargers refusing to go that low)
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Re: items of yore
« Reply #504 on: 27 June, 2022, 08:41:06 pm »
The sweet shop. We used to visit on Friday with pocket money. 1 pence for every year old you were.  Sherbet dips, liquorice strings, gob stoppers etc.
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