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  1. Headhurts

    Headhurts Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    So the other day I returned home with the shopping done, raised the tailgate removed said items to the side door.

    Opened the garage driving in when this awful grinding sound from nowhere occurred.

    I had forgotten to drop the tailgate (yes I know I'm a total idiot)

    Anyway on checking the only damage was a slight scuff to the rear wiper and a piece of green paint on the rear, luckily both polished out.

    So I had this bright idea, put the car in the garage raised the tailgate until just short of hitting the door and set it to only open to this limit thereby negating my idiocracy in the future.

    Felt quite pleased with myself.

    The problem now is that I am constantly bashing my head on the tailgate when removing items, probably around 8 times now.

    Will I never learn?

    Should I reset tailgate to open fully and run the risk of driving into the garage again?

    My wife is not sympathetic.




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    It would have been cheaper (said Cameron Macintosh) to raise the Titanic!!

    let your tyres down a few pounds.
    Lower your driveway.
    Raise your garage door.
    Wear flat shoes.

    I'll get my coat.
     
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    Leave the tailgate set as you have it and get your wife to unload the car when required. Win win. :D
     
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    Headhurts Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    As much as I like this idea I can see my manliness disappearing.

    But this is not nearly so bad as her comment is likely to be

    "You do little enough now is this another job you want to avoid"

    As I am retired I would prefer to retain driving/unloading the car and arranging tradesmen to do her bidding.

    Oh! And I do retain majority control of the TV remote.


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