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Old 02-08-2012, 04:33 PM
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Here's a funny story that should tickle your funny bone anyways Jay...

I had to do a customer visit trip for work. I work in upstate NY, and we were visiting one of our reps and some of our customers in Cali. Silicon valley to be more precise. I meet our rep for the first time, we do our introductions, and he says "Ok, let's head off to the first customer visit".... Great! Walk outside and see a prius parked right in the valet section. I laugh inside to myself. As we are walking further out the door it hits me like a sack of potatoes... the prius belongs to our sales rep. WTF! I have to ride in this thing now??? No, say it isn't so!!!! I swiftly covered my face and put a death grip on my man card, knowing someone would surely ask for it. I sat in the back seat and hunkered down low. Our customers were anywhere from 20 min to 45 min apart. The whole time I got to hear this guy brag about his fuel economy and how great the warranty on the batteries was yada yada yada, shut up already! The whole day goes by, and we're sitting at the bar in our hotel lobby now. Someone brings up the fact that I run on veggie oil... and I've had a few beers. I then politely explain how I love rubbing it in prius owners faces about how my 8000lb truck leaves a smaller carbon footprint than a prius and throw a quick elbow into said rep's rib cage. He really didn't have much to say about. In fact, he had nothing to say at all, and the conversation was quickly turned to something else. He's clearly not a car guy (obviously, he drives a prius), and he really didn't bring up anything even remotely automotive related the rest of the trip.

The next day I rode with a different salesman though... for some reason our rep couldn't come get us that morning. The sales guy drove a Ford Focus. I was crammed in there compared to the Prius, but for some reason I had a bigger smile on my face.
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:08 PM
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Is there someplace good to hook up onto a Prius in order to yank said car out of ditch without tearing it apart? I see a lot of hybrids runnning around up here but haven't seen any in the ditch as of late...
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Yes... on that Prius I pulled out of the snow, there were two tow-hooks in the back (underneath), one on each side just behind each rear wheel...

When/if the opportunity arises, poke your head underneath there and you'll see them.

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Old 02-16-2012, 05:12 PM
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This one appears to be another dud... I'll probably wind up shelving it until next season...

In the mean time, I'll take more ideas for the next award topic... (and I'll start putting my thinking cap on, too).

(I'm thinking something like... "most difficult grease bin to empty" or "most convoluted filtering/collection setup"... something like that...)

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This one appears to be another dud... I'll probably wind up shelving it until next season...

In the mean time, I'll take more ideas for the next award topic... (and I'll start putting my thinking cap on, too).

(I'm thinking something like... "most difficult grease bin to empty" or "most convoluted filtering/collection setup"... something like that...)

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my source uses melfry...
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:05 PM
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Coolest use for grease?

Powers an ambulance
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Used in helping a charity
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Fastest confirmed land speed on 100% grease
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Used to power your big azz Ex to block traffic in front of the UN Building with the skieks of OPEC are in town
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Used to rescue orphans from a burning building. But you can't start a grease fire just to win this, right?
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This one appears to be another dud... I'll probably wind up shelving it until next season...

In the mean time, I'll take more ideas for the next award topic... (and I'll start putting my thinking cap on, too).

(I'm thinking something like... "most difficult grease bin to empty" or "most convoluted filtering/collection setup"... something like that...)

Jay
I have at least until early May before snow is gone. I'm still looking for a hybrid to yank out of the ditch.
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I have at least until early May before snow is gone. I'm still looking for a hybrid to yank out of the ditch.
You're the only one in competition then! We have 70* day's in our forecast for the coming week...
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