Re: [CR]Subject: Bike Count aka Spousal Disinformation Poll


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Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2004 13:22:12 +0200 (MEST)
From: "kim klakow" <Akimbo71@gmx.net>
To: Raymond Dobbins <raydobbins2003@yahoo.com>
References: <20041030011047.99347.qmail@web60405.mail.yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Subject: Bike Count aka Spousal Disinformation Poll
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

I´ve always said that I would stop at 25, but that is just words ... I live rental and my worst nightmare came true when one of my elderly neighbors came up to me several weeks ago and said to me in a rather loonie manner: "You´ve occupied my cellar!" (I had commandeered this cellar with the unspoken OK of the janitor, and put my name on the lock). So I had three days to clear out the cellar and find a home to 15 bikes and just about as many boxes of parts. Hell. My janitor buddy helped me "find" another "vacant" cellar for at least the boxes, but getting the bikes under was quite another challenge. I guess all in all it would be better to live in a house (find on you can afford in Berlin!!!), but since that isn´t an option I guess 25 isn´t all that of a bad number ...

Kim Klakow Berlin, Germany

PS: Sold two bikes since then!


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>
> familiar scene # 1 - a garage, basement or den in anytown, usa
>
> [spouse walks in on cr list member working on a bike. the bike was
> delivered by ups to the list member's workplace. the cr list member
> brought it home and unpacked it while the spouse was out of the house,
> and just finished stashing the box in another part of the house]
>
> spouse: is that a new bike?
>
> cr list member: nah, it was here.
>
> spouse: really? i don't remember it. when did you get it?
>
> cr list member: i dunno, we've had it, just haven't ridden it in a
> while...so your sister's coming to town, huh? when is that? haven't
> seen her in a while, huh?
>
>
> familiar scene #2 - conversation at a restaurant between a cr list
> member and spouse, and the sister from out of town
>
> sister: so, how many bikes do you have now?
>
> cr list member: i dunno, 10 or 12
>
> spouse: i thought you had more than that.
>
> cr list member: maybe for 14, i'm not sure
>
> spouse: you have more than that
>
> cr list member: around that, yeah, i have to count them again...so
> when was the last time you were here?
>
>
> -----------------------------------------
>
> no poll needs to be taken. i'm sure that all of us with more than 10
> bikes have gone through situations like the ones above.
>
> hope you enjoyed it.
>
> ray dobbins
> miami, florida