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heleninwales
Engaging Victor Meldrew mode...
I don't believe it!

Some idiot has driven that 4x4 up Snowdon again!

I had read a couple of weeks ago that it was being auctioned on Ebay for charity, but it seems that whoever bought it thought they would emulate the original idiot of an owner. If this is what happens, then I think they should confiscate it and either give it to someone responsible who will use it wisely or devise the equivalent of a witness protection programme, but for vehicles, so it can be given a totally new identity and sold to someone who has no idea of its history.

[LiveJournal is occasionally a bit wobbly so this was posted to Dreamwidth http://heleninwales.dreamwidth.org/12661.html and then crossposted to LJ. If you want to leave a comment, please use whichever site you find most convenient. Comments so far: comment count unavailable.]

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karinfromnosund From: karinfromnosund Date: September 29th, 2011 06:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
a witness protection programme, but for vehicles, so it can be given a totally new identity and sold to someone who has no idea of its history.

I like that. Then, whenever we buy a used car, we can make up a story about it.
julesjones From: julesjones Date: September 29th, 2011 07:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Looks like the auction was removed before it ended, whether by him or by eBay is unclear. I can see eBay pulling the plug on that one once it was brought to their attention. So presumably the vehicle is still his property, and whichever idiot did it this time is him again, someone doing it with his consent, or someone taking without consent. Any of those seem to me to be good reason to throw someone in the nick.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: September 30th, 2011 11:04 am (UTC) (Link)
I didn't know about the auction being removed. In that case, perhaps it was the same man? Perhaps he was niggled that he didn't quite make it to the top on the first attempt, and decided to have another go? He could be working on the "may as well be hung for a sheep as for a lamb" principle.

I await further developments with interest...
la_marquise_de_ From: la_marquise_de_ Date: September 29th, 2011 08:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
It boggles the mind, doesn't it?
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: September 30th, 2011 11:06 am (UTC) (Link)
It really does. Once was a silly prank and falls into the "it seemed like a good idea at the time" category. But to do it again...?
readthisandweep From: readthisandweep Date: September 30th, 2011 10:44 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't know what to say.
It's unbelievable. I don't know how realistic this is but can't the buyer be tracked down?
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: September 30th, 2011 11:05 am (UTC) (Link)
It seems that the auction was cancelled (see julesjones's comment above. I therefore wonder if it was in fact the same man? Perhaps he was niggled that he didn't quite make it to the top on the first attempt, and decided to have another go? He could be working on the "may as well be hung for a sheep as for a lamb" principle.

I await further developments with interest...
readthisandweep From: readthisandweep Date: September 30th, 2011 11:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah... I see.
Yes - very probable & he sounds like a complete idiot.
endlessrarities From: endlessrarities Date: October 5th, 2011 07:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can't add my response. It's unprintable.
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