Social distancing in Exige

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Social distancing in Exige

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With the sun beaming down and the Exige un-SORNed it was hard to resist a trip out on Sunday. Mrs T and I did venture out but did not step outside the car, although early on a solo trip to fill the tank I had a few fraught moments. I had to use a pump and forgot to put a glove on, the Shell app would not allow me to pay remotely, then inside the garage my card would not chip and pin and the garage/ mini supermarket was full of people standing too close to each other.
However, we sped down the M6 and took the new link towards Morecambe where we planned to sit and look across the spectacular bay with views towards the Lake District .
Sandwiches packed, flask of hot water for green tea and ginger infused. But every man and his dog was out. And they were not 2 metres apart.
Guided by “Nurse Thompson” we kept the windows up and avoided eye contact so we did not have to discuss the pleasures of Lotus ownership or the state of the nation. Christ, it was bloody hot in there as our sandwiches disintegrated.
We tried to read, admired the view and then decided to head for home.
Mrs T( never a fan of the Exige) declared it one of the most uncomfortable, smelly, hot and unpleasant drives she had ever endured.
Seemed ok to me.

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Crack the windows next time :thumbup:

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Enjoyed the write up. Looks like you had fun

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Yep,it was a pretty good outing all things considered, and Mrs T's sarnies are always top class! Looks like it will be the last Lotus outing for a while. But let's keep the chat going on here.

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thommo wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:35 pm

Mrs T( never a fan of the Exige) declared it one of the most uncomfortable, smelly, hot and unpleasant drives she had ever endured.
Seemed ok to me.
Do you think she might have been refering to you rather than the car? :lol:

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Could be! Being side by side in the Exige is about as close as I ever get to Mrs Thommo these days :shock:

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Good read Steve but what we really need to know is what was in the sandwiches? ;)

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Good read, glad you managed to get out before the lockdown!

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