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Charlie's Aspergers (and General BS) Thread!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by PennSilverTaco, Dec 5, 2016.

  1. Dec 28, 2016 at 9:45 PM
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    crazysccrmd

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    I've been driving a whole lot longer than that and haven't been backing into cars, mailboxes, buildings, etc, or been in an accident, my fault or otherwise. It's OK to admit you're a poor driver, we all know there are plenty on the roads.
     
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  2. Dec 28, 2016 at 9:53 PM
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    PennSilverTaco

    PennSilverTaco [OP] On the spectrum...

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  3. Dec 28, 2016 at 10:03 PM
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    They sent me a letter actually telling me the rates were going up due to all the claims in my state. Apparently MA has the highest auto claim rates in the country now :(
    I hate driving through PA, but don't let these negative people get you riled up. Shit happens and you learn from it, that's life. I'd like see some of these self proclaimed great drivers, that have never been in an accident, commute on storrow drive everyday the way I do.
     
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  4. Dec 28, 2016 at 10:05 PM
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    They are alright, don't love 'em, don't hate 'em, I just try to avoid directly advertising for companies on a private forum. Honestly not sure on TW's policy, some forums don't take kindly to it.
     
  5. Dec 28, 2016 at 10:11 PM
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    PennSilverTaco

    PennSilverTaco [OP] On the spectrum...

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    I've always been the the nice guy, known among friends for having a level-head and being the one they can turn to when they have a problem. When I get behind the wheel, I don't take it personal when someone tailgates me or cuts me off, but get road rage whenever somebody does something really stupid that endangers my life.
     
  6. Dec 28, 2016 at 10:18 PM
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    As long as the air bag light isn't flashing,the system should be good to go?When my 1998 Ford Contour got flooded,it fubared the module and the light stayed flashing.Car had 307,000 miles on it,did not last long after getting flooded.
     
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  7. Dec 28, 2016 at 10:28 PM
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    PennSilverTaco [OP] On the spectrum...

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    That time an argument over where I parked my Tacoma turned into a beautiful friendship...

    So, my boss also happens to be one of my closest friends. She is the general manager of the bar where I work, but we were friends before I became her employee.

    She moved to Pennsylvania from Nebraska and got a job as the assistant manager at the bar in April 2011. I got my driver's license in May 2011, and my Tacoma was indirectly responsible for our first meeting. I believe we met sometime between June and August of 2011. At this point in my life, I was just a regular customer who came to the bar to see his friend's band perform at open mic night every week.

    There are two "manager's spots" right in front of the bar, but the outgoing general manager never used them, and I was given the okay by numerous employees to park in them. For months, I never had a problem. One night, I pull up into one of these spots, and who I can only describe as a "Fiery young Asian woman" comes out and starts yelling at me. She tells me I can't park there and an argument and shouting match ensue, but I ultimately moved the truck. After I moved the truck, one of the bartenders told me I probably shouldn't argue with this woman because she's the new manager. My "oh shit" senses started tingling and I immediately went into full ass-kissing mode. After all, this bar was my favorite hangout and I didn't want to get banned for arguing with the manager. Turns out the manager was cool, and would years later tell me that she respected me for standing up to her authority. She even bought me a drink that night to show all was cool, and we've been friends ever since! About 3 years after we met, she hired me as her personal assistant, and now in addition to being her personal assistant, I work as a bar-back and errand runner at this bar.

    So yeah, I met quite possibly the best friend I've ever had because I parked my Taco in the manager's spot one Wednesday evening!
     
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  8. Dec 28, 2016 at 10:40 PM
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    PennSilverTaco

    PennSilverTaco [OP] On the spectrum...

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    Twas 2 days before Christmas, and all through the DMV...

    So, this was just days after my boss hired me as her personal assistant, on December 23, 2014 to be exact. My boss moved from Nebraska in 2011 but procrastinated on getting her driver's license transferred to Pennsylvania. Before long, her license was two months from expiring! Then one month! Then, boom! It expired! I ended up taking her to the DMV to get it transferred, and by the time I actually did take her to the DMV, her license had been expired for almost a month! But wait, it gets better!

    She'd actually lost her wallet which contained her expired Nebraska license! She had to send away to Nebraska DMV for a certified copy of her driving record. Luckily, Pennsylvania has a grace period. If your out-of-state driver's license is valid or has been expired 6 months or less, you don't have to take the written or road test!

    I drove her to the DMV 2 days before Christmas in 2014, and it was surprisingly not all that crowded. My friend showed her social security card, birth certificate, and all that BS, and had to take a vision test. Then, they took her picture and she got a Pennsylvania driver's license! No tests! We were in and out of the DMV in like an hour! Again, she had no physical license in her possession, just a piece of paper from the state of Nebraska saying she had an expired license but that her driving privileges were not suspended or revoked.

    As we walked out to my Tacoma, I asked her if she wanted to take her first official drive as a Pennsylvania licensed driver. She said yes, and I tossed her the keys.

    Keep in mind that I am an overweight 5'11" guy who weighed about 260 pounds at the time. My boss is a 5'3" Asian woman. As many of you know, base model regular cab Tacos have bench seat that does NOT have separate adjustments for driver and passenger. My boss adjusted the seat to her height and my knees were up against the dashboard!

    One complaint my boss always had about my driving prior to that day was my excessive use of the brakes in stop-and-go traffic. At the time, she'd been driving an old GMC Safari owned by the owner of the bar. This, of course, had less-than-stellar braking performance. Before we even made it out of the DMV parking lot, my boss taps the brake pedal and says "Damn! You have good brakes!" She then proceeds to tell me that she will never criticize my braking ever again.

    So yeah, it's a Christmas miracle! The one time the DMV actually provided good service!
     
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  9. Dec 28, 2016 at 11:02 PM
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  10. Dec 29, 2016 at 2:15 AM
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  11. Dec 29, 2016 at 2:25 AM
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    Are you the drunk grandpa telling the story in this scenario?
     
  12. Dec 29, 2016 at 2:32 AM
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    Well I thought it was a lovely story and you tell it so well, with such enthusiasm
     
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    Hey, I've been driving on the roads since I was 14 years old. I will be 62 years old in March 2017. I have had one accident in all that time. It wasn't my fault either, a dude failed to yield and turned in front of me.

    I've been driving for 47 years ( very near 48 ) and had one accident. You have been driving for 6 years and have had 5 accidents. This is truly sad indeed.
     
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    He is a blogger for gods sake.
     
  17. Dec 29, 2016 at 7:03 AM
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    I appreciate your enthusiasm and ability when it comes to writing, but maybe put it in the off topic threads. Your prolific creation of new threads is pointing toward a need for attention, not a desire to learn more about Tacomas.
     
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  18. Dec 29, 2016 at 7:48 AM
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    I can't belive I read all that :facepalm:
     
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  20. Dec 29, 2016 at 9:44 AM
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    Ah, sucks for him.
     
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