Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Emasculated, Emancipated But Certainly Not Emaciated


The Lad finally passed his driving test last week and I had to deliver on my promise to give him my car. So, on Tuesday, I drove over to Sheffield to hand it over and suddenly, for the first time in in thirty or so years, I am without a car. Emasculated. I dare say at some point I will buy a new one and until then if I behave myself, the GLW will let me drive hers, but for the moment I am quite enjoying being car-free and fancy-free. Emancipated. Perhaps all the walking the awaits me might do me good because I could do with losing a pound or twenty. Certainly not emaciated.

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  1. Congratulations to The Lad who looks absolutely delighted. Sounds like you're not too sad at losing your car either. Win, Win! :-)

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  2. Polish up the Bus Pass before they take it away

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  3. Be careful what you promise.

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  4. The worst thing is that he got a job on Monday so it seemed to be a suitable point in life to stand by my promise. As I handed over the car yesterday news broke that all First Year Medic job offers in the UK have been withdrawn because of a marking error in the exams (the papers and media are full of it in the UK today). So am I justified in taking my car back?

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    1. How disappointing for him, and no you can't have it back.

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  5. Congratulations to Alex.

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  6. Your young man certainly handles those keys well. Let him keep it.

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  7. The Lad Done Good!

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  8. He looks proud and excited! Very cute photo! And congrats to him! Have fun walking, too! :)

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  9. More of us should get used to being more car free. It would do us good as well as cut down on green house gases..

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  10. Congratulations to you, both. I use the car less and less these days, and there has been much discussion over the pros and cons of giving it up altogether. The jury is still out.

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  11. What were you thinking of, Alan?

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  12. He'll be demanding your house next!

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  13. Taking immediate possession with pleasure. You will miss your car but I don't envy having to go out to buy one again. The Lad got a great looking shiny car.

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  14. Ah - I know the reason. Great opportunity for you to offload the money-pit and get yourself a brand new motor... Smart!

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  15. It looks as if you must have washed it for him too..Amy will love the extra walking time:)

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