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Just another day at the office?

Now this is what I call an interesting day.

Service assistant called me to the reception and introduced me to a new customer. The man spoke excellent english which made conversation easy and he asked me to road test his car as he could hear a rattling noise and wanted to know what it was.

We got into the car a W220 S600 twin turbo (very nice car) and well looked after. I noticed the blue lights behind the grille (police car unmarked) and sure enough the siren controls inside.

Arrived at the first set of lights and stopped gently. Then, an almighty thwak and a car hit us up the arse. Boy was I pissed Got out of the car and whent to inspect the damage.

Out of the other car climbs what I can only describe as the biggest fucking Sumo wrestler I have ever had the displeasure to meet. He started shouting and screaming and behaving like a 3 year old. Something ran down my leg and I distinctly remember thinking I hope that was sweat

Then,( just as I was begining to sweat a little) my customer gets out of the car and confronts this monster of a man. The big guy immediately drops to his knees and starts appologising almost crying.

Well it transpires that the car that hit ours was a police car and the owner of the Benz was the city chief of police

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Did it fix the rattling noise?

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lol, bad luck for the big guy!!
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Eric: The fix should pay for a lot of Mongolian barbecue, if you can charge for your work to the chief of police.
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I found and fixed the rattle in 10 mins. Now it will be a fortnight in the body shop

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I found and fixed the rattle in 10 mins. Now it will be a fortnight in the body shop
Two weeks, not bad at 50 cents/hour plus parts as a gratuity. Not bad at all.
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What the hell is a police chief doing driving that? I know the resale of the twin turbo V12's is hideous because of the early dying motors (hot climate related I have heard), but damn!
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Wow, that is the most fascinating thing I have heard in a long time This was an interesting read, thanks

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the comparison between a V8 and a V12 isn't a decision, it's an opportunity.
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I've never seen a Sumo wrestler in person.

Mercedes Benz, enough said.
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I've never seen a Sumo wrestler in person.
I am sure you would not want to meet this guy when he is pissed

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