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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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So I responding to the fork brace thread when the phone rings:

Me>"Good afternoon, SEL-MOTION."

Him<"You sell the Triumph Sp*tf**e?" (word garbled)

>"I'm sorry, I heard the Triumph but what was the 2nd word?"

<"SPITFIRE, MAN. You sell the Triumph Spitfire?"

-Now at this point, I'm assumming it's one of my goofy buddies having a go with me. But I play it straight.

>"Spitfire, what is that?"

-I can hear the caller speaking to someone else; 'Motherf**ker don't know what a Spitfie is.'

<"It's a Triumph."

>"A Triumph motorcycle or a car?"

<"A car."

>"I'm a motorcycle shop."

-Caller telling someone 'he's a motorcycle shop.'

<"F**k you." -click-

And now you have a small insight as to the joys of phone sales. No wonder some shops never answer their phones.


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post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 05:34 PM
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Ahhh..............reminds me of some of the "winners" I dealt with in my auto repair days; "A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away........"

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Been down that rabbit hole!
Me at parts sales:
Him, i need one of those black things, for a honda.
What year is your honda?
It's a red one.
It's 50 question time.....

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You didn't know what a Triumph Spitfire is?
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I didn't know they still made those.

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I didn't know they still made those.

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It always amazing how folks in the wrong have to get the last 'f' word in.
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Well, since you're local and all, nice to know I can get a Spitfire from you if I decide to give up on my TR6.

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This is a Triumph Spitfire.....

It's a 1966 mk2 1149cc. However I'm currently modding it, it's not far of finished.

It's now a lemans rep triumph spitfire mk2 with a Zetec se 1.6 engine(135bhp) with 5 speed g-box. I've go some cams to go in if I think it needs it but well see.


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