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Funniest thing happened today

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Big Willy, Aug 19, 2020.

  1. Big Willy

    Big Willy Gen. Italia

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    Not bike related but doctor related...

    I installed a new glass balustrade for a surgeon 10 or so years back

    When it was finished, he was very impressed and asked me what was the best way to clean it.

    I told him "elbow grease" and he jotted it down and asked where he could buy it from.

    I sorta do...and I don't...regret telling him it was a joke...he was obviously raised in very different circles.

    Anyway the other doc picked up his Dommy tonight and is over the moon.
    Turns out he was from the Sudan, moved/escaped to Germany where he studied medicine and met his wife (she wasn't his wife at that time d'uh), had a child, visited Australia, vowed to move to Australia and now here they are !!

    He's chasing Monkey Bike parts or a complete bike if anyone has any btw. Guess he's got the Honda single bug
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  2. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

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    A GP I know crashed his Husky 501 into the fountain outside his house, split the fountain in two and busted his leg. There was alcohol involved. Ambulance was about an hour away so he drove himself to ED after prescribing a few more bevvies. That’s the sort of doc I want, not the sort that tells me motorbikes are bad, and drinking is worse.

    Good luck with the little Honda bits, neighbour is slowly putting one back together and the money he’s spent on it would buy a pretty nice late-model enduro bike. I know that’s not the point before classic bike nuts pile on, it’s more of an observation of my own short-sightedness regarding what would be worth keeping.
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  3. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    Still parked to close.
    Did you push it over?
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  4. Dr AT

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    So a dr who crashes his motorbike in the back yard and really should be calling an ambulance (helimed was involved) but instead sends his wife a text "I need adult supervision".......and that same dr had once ridden out of the bush and driven himself to hospital with a fractured knee.....would that really be the sort of dr you would trust ? Asking for a friend :fpalm
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  5. bigborett

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    Hmmm. I seem to remember some discussions we had about medical advice and the like.
    Grain of salt comes to mind now.:imaposer:imaposer
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  6. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    Had an anesthetist chatting away to about his 450 before putting me under.
    There are not many, but they are there.
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  7. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

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    Did you really send that? That’s fuckin funny. I came off the A class once (well, actually a lot of times), busted the trap wire, the boat sailed off then tipped over, wind got into the tramp and it fucked off way faster than I could swim after it. Alone of course, mid-week, no bugger on the lake. Sent JB a text, with a pic of the fast disappearing cat, saying “Need a new boat”. She did not see the funny side. At all. Had to call Ymick to come get me. He’s an undertaker now BTW, apt really.

    Thanks for this thread Large William, cheered me up no end.
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  8. Dr AT

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    She who knows me best called back as soon as she got that text.....:fpalm
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  9. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    And all along I thought you meant a Norton Dominator.
    Not so impressed now...
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  10. Big Willy

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    I've got a featherbed frame for sale too if you're interested.

    Only the frame though, no mattress :D
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  11. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Got doona?
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  12. Big Willy

    Big Willy Gen. Italia

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    :lol2
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  13. Happy Snapper

    Happy Snapper GOMOB.

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    Love your style Doc!
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  14. Happy Snapper

    Happy Snapper GOMOB.

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    I was having some tyres fitted to my Super Ten a few years back.

    Anyhow a guy comes in with a track only sports bike in a trailer behind his BMW. The bike is a bit dinged up.. obviously had a slide and the guy is so stiff he is having trouble walking, let alone getting the bike off the trailer.

    Story is he low sided it at Lakeside track and now wants to try different tyres.

    And that its why he is so stiff and in so much pain.

    Shop guys ask him if he is going to wait for it.

    No.. he has to be at work in the next hour.... occupation.. anaesthetist.

    So I said, "What does your own doctor think of your track days on a bike?

    "Well.. he thinks I am too slow.. I was trying to catch him when I came off."
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  15. Richarde1605

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    I used to do auto elec work for a Dr Death.

    He would insist that it was pronounced deeth, I said no matter how you pronounce it, it spells death.
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  16. bigborett

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    We used to have a Dr Death (that was his nickname anyway) that drank at the local Pub. Prescriptions in the car park, was a bit on the dodgey side.
    A few of the old boys liked him as their Doctor because they didn't have to lie about how much they drank, he knew.

    Apparently was quite a good Doctor though, even if he was a pisshead, very well qualified and was bit of a genius according to at least one of his fellow doctors. Did most of his University years at Melbourne Uni via correspondence, from one of the many Uni hotels.

    Was an unusual character though. Lovely wife too, as I seem to remember.
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  17. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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    That was his true name, I used to play squash with his son, I laughed so hard when he told me that his father was a doctor.
    And that is how I got the gig to work on his cars, the world works in mysterious ways...
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    tHEtREV Encouragement award recipient. tEAM iDIOT.

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    There is a guy at work with "Love" as his last name, every time he mentions his son I let him know I am pissed off his son became a lawyer instead of a Dr, he could have been Dr Love...
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  19. Dr AT

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    Identities can be a challenge

    A psychiatrist I knew was called Dr Hurt , she eventually changed to her mums maiden name - Dr Hope

    We have 2 Dr Pauls at the clinic. Nobody calls me by my surname more than once, but the other dr paul has a surname that needs a degree in linguistics to pronounce. Big paul or old paul , even grumpy paul can have consequences when the poor receptionist gets it wrong.... Our rooms are adjacent so you can imagine how confusing it gets when my patient is in his waiting room having asked for " nice Paul"
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  20. squizzy

    squizzy Been here awhile

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    I was at the dentist a while ago, not my regular one, replacement was the boss of the clinic. Whilst waiting for the needle to work its magic, we chatted about stuff, she had a bike but wanted to upgrade. I was think of selling my F650/800 GS. She was interested. Came around a week or so later, took it for a ride and bought it. Easy peasy. I didn't want to rip her off because she uses sharp things in my mouth! All good. She is still happy with it, and I still go to the same dentist.
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