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Travelling through Seattle a good 15 years ago, I remembered an old friend I used to blow up Action Men with. We were bored, nothing to lose , so I looked him up in the phonebook. He was the only one of that name in there. "Come and stay," goes he.

Me and my mates were living in a car at that point so a bed was a novelty. After searching for a while, we rock up to a very posh mansion on Puget Sound with its own Helipad. "Come flying," goes he.

Has your luck held out recently?

(, Thu 14 Sep 2006, 18:43)
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The future Mr Quar
worked for a company which made 'collectables'.

One day, they held a sale, presumably to clear out some unsellable rubbish from their warehouse, and my kindly partner bought me some intriguing pieces for 50p each.

These included two sets featuring twee cartoon characters which were stamped 'PROPERTY OF ****. SAMPLE - NEVER TO BE SOLD'.

We immediately ebayed these unique items and spent the proceeeds on a PC for my son to take to university. That's £500, for an outlay of £2.

There was 'ell up at t'mill. Questions were asked and fingers pointed at boardroom level. The sales were never traced back to us though.

Young Master Quar did well at Oxford and is now starting his PhD. I like to think a small group of cartoon animals are smiling somewhere.
(, Tue 19 Sep 2006, 14:34, Reply)

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