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Delivery driver extraordinare.
26th Aug 2009, 10:58   | tags:,,

Viv says:


26th Aug 2009, 11:33

Caine says:


26th Aug 2009, 12:06

Jane Doe says:

You can wave to my spouse, then ; )

26th Aug 2009, 14:05

JokerXL says:

My sworn enemy.

27th Aug 2009, 04:51

540air says:

I thought it would qualify me as a distant junior cousin of sorts, not sworn enemy ;)

27th Aug 2009, 11:23

Arent they Everyones sworn enenmy ? even each other!!!

27th Aug 2009, 13:15

540air says:

I'd like to think that I make up for all the others with my impeccable manners whilst driving ;)

27th Aug 2009, 13:17

JokerXL says:

I still hate you (when you're being "white van man")
I have been known to throw eggs at them at the lights (after they've done something utterly utterly stupid in front of me in traffic)

27th Aug 2009, 13:45

JokerXL says:

Sorry (/rant)

Let me explain;

A company, or individual, who buys a van or fleet of vans in plain white and decides (deliberately) not to add any kind of distinguishing markings (other than the obligatory numberplate of course), no company name, no telephone number or contact details of any kind is suspect from the outset in my opinion.

Add to that the appalling driving standards of the average "White van man", whether it be the "boy-racer" type, the "well past his entitlement for a bus-pass" type the "Pykie" type or "I really am not capable of getting a real HGV license" type, they all suck on the roads.

Unfortunately there are (of course) one or two "innocents" mixed in there that just get caught up in all the hate, call it collateral damage.

In 22 years of driving thousands & thousands of miles every year the vast majority of mindless, stupid, dangerous, discourteous, anti-social, jaw-droppingly dumb "incidents" on the roads have been caused by "white van man" being a twat.

(Just needed to get that off my chest)

Thank you.



27th Aug 2009, 14:00

hoorah hoorah for jokaar

28th Aug 2009, 14:42

540air says:

I would tend to agree there my good fellow. My own events as WVM are in sign written vans, with name, number, email and website slapped all over the place. As I am part owner of the company, I tend to be super polite so that I limit any possibility of offense.
Plain, unsigned ones and/or pikey ones should be treated like the irritation that they are and squashed at every opportunity.

By the way, I love you too!! ;)

29th Aug 2009, 14:08

JokerXL says:


It really is just the plain, unmarked ones, there's a huge difference.

29th Aug 2009, 19:58

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