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I need a lie down

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by joebe, 23 Jan 2008.

  1. Having cycled all the way into work, I go to unlock the shower room and discover that I’ve got both sets of car keys and I know my wife needs to use the car.

    S**t! S**t! S**t!!!! I have to cycle all the way home again, handover the keys and then cycle all the way back into work again.

    So only a morning commute of 42 miles. I reckon I deserve some serious calorie input today.

    :biggrin:
     
  2. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    Wow! Respect to you sir.
     
  3. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    So I guess you were a little late... an extra 28 miles.....

    Get munching, you'll need it....

    Morning routine - check, check and double check.

    Fortunately I take a completely different set of keys to work, but always check I have them, otherwise I'd be wandering around in sweatty clothes looking for a master key....
     
  4. Crock of Gold

    Crock of Gold Guest

    Location:
    London
    Writing about faults made.

    The shower pump at work stopped working about two weeks ago. So....I washed in the toilet sink cubicle with a weak dribble from the tap. Not good, when one is soaked in sweat from a 14 mile commute in. Worst part, to not be too vile, are the nether regions which stay "sticky and itchy" with sweat all day.

    AAAAnyway. The company called in an engineer who quoted £1,000 for a replacement pump.

    So the company called in another engineer for another quote. This bloke told us that there was an ON/Off switch in the kitchen which the cleaners had inadvertently switched off. He switched it on. The pump worked.

    For TWO weeks I had been "showering" myself in a sink not fit for a plastic ducks. DUH!!!
     
  5. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    sir? on a pink de rosa? methinks you're doing the lady a disservice ;)
     
  6. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Bad luck there, matey. Been there done that.
    This wouldn't have happened if you were wearing Hi-viz, or at least had a hi-viz key fob.
     
  7. gary r

    gary r Veteran

    Location:
    Camberley
    reminds me of the time i had to work on a saturday,I cycled to work (30 miles)finished at about midday & decided to leave my rucksack at work with all my work clothes etc for the ride home,& then drive in on Monday.about half way home i realised id left house & car keys in my rucksack,Had to ride all the way back to work & then home again.so a nice 80/90 mile ride that day!!!!!! This was before mobiles were widely used so i couldnt even ring someone for a lift,Spare house keys were left with a neighbour after that as i lived alone
     
  8. Regulator

    Regulator Treachery is noble when aimed at tyranny.

    Well, alec, unless she's in a civil partnership she's unlikely to have a wife (refer to the OP)...
     
  9. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    Ha ha! I laugh because that sort of thing occurs on an almost monthly basis for me! No luck Joebe.

    As Fossy helpfully suggests, next time you think you may be in danger of forgetting something, remind yourself not to. Hey presto, no more absent-mindedness!

    HA HA!
     
  10. I did that.Finished work.Got home then realised I had left my keys in my locker so cycled back to work and then cycled home in the PM rush hour 30 miles arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.I only ever did it once.


    Now my locker needs a key to lock it hopefully I wont do it again.
     
  11. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    no keys at all is my trick

    I'd have stuck them in an envelope and couriered them
     
  12. Indeed. The pink theme is a result of having 3 daughters...... either that or the onset of a midlife crisis.

    ;)
     
  13. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    Nothing wrong with pink, though Alec did make me double take!!
     
  14. I had a pink bike once.;) Bought it second hand from Evans Waterloo.I'll see if I can dig out a photo of it.
     
  15. Regulator

    Regulator Treachery is noble when aimed at tyranny.

    Pink bikes are the least likely to get knicked... except by 5 year old girls with boltcutters.