My thoughts on karma .

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Poptop2, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

    Does karma matter ? 

    A year ago i bought my dream van a 1972 tax exempt vw t2b genuine p33 westfalia camper , i can't tell you how i felt , years and years i have wanted one , i have had Devons , danburys and even a t25 with a kampa conversion , but the dream was always a 72 westy.

    Anyway it duly arrived on the back of a breakdown truck ( a portent if ever there was one ) and the smiling driver it turned out was smirking .

    On first inspection or second , the first one was obscured by a lady with large breasts and a smile i won't delve too deep into that moment it still hurts and they were nice breasts , the second inspection revealed more tin worm than i first thought , not as much as was revealed later but still enough to put me into convulsions , ohh my giddy aunt what a goolie i had dropped , it was one step from vw camper heaven , there was even a little white cloud drifting serenely above the scene , actually thats a lie , it was a little black cloud right above my head that seemed to follow me for the next few days until - i joined the worlds greatest vw forum , earlybay - oops sorry that one made my cloud darken , no it was thelatebay.com which i found whilst researching rusty vw campers on google , " ummmm , seems like a few like minded nutters on there " i thought and duly joined the throng .

    During the next week or so i made friends on here and posted resto pics ( well pics of my rust ) and was offered a free inspection from Paradox as he was'nt far from me , para or Hammer n screwdriver man as i inadvertantly refer to him in my mind since that day , gave me a damning verdict -- it was indeed extremely more rusty than i could imagine , basically it was a bag of the proverbial sh---

    After para had gone i moped a lot , for days , not that anyone should notice but i never spoke or acknowledged anyone for over a week - or four .

    Meanwhile the good nutters on tlb made me smile and awarded me Karma out of kindness and affilliation .

    i felt lifted , what a great bunch .In return as my confidence on the forum grew i felt obliged to offer up some of my own off beat tales of past camping trips etc , they were warmly recieved so on occasion i posted up a few more , to be honest the more response i got , the more enthusiastic i became , i even started threads such as embarassing moments and show us yer ---

    The karma returned was a good fil'ip and i appreciated it , after all i was having to undergo a very difficult resto and to be frank any boosts were welcomed ..

    Fast forward to last month , almost a year later , Rhubarb thats the name we gave OUR van , cos thats the law - campers have to be named , i was on the last throws of my resto , my time on here had been a pleasure and the help recieved had been top notch - we even had a meet at camperjam where i disgraced the good name of malt drinkers and spent the night in a portaloo ( i still blame the wilma's ) you really are a top bunch !!.

    But then -- tlb crashed , a dark moment indeed , we shifted home's to temporary lodgings on earlybay ( a nice familiar place albeit a bit musty ) and continued our communications there until Horts the tlb techno guru sorted tlb .
    Well he did a superb fix , man he must have eyes like Tom the cartoon cat in the one where he's soooo tired , well done Mat and all who helped him get our home sorted in a massive effort for the cause .

    Horts has said he will do his best to get back our important postings , resto's n the like and i have no doubt he will do his darndest , i miss referring to some other peoples work on their vans it has been a superb help , hopefully my pics n postings have been a help to others ,i know lots of people pm'ed me about my slider door and torsion tube fix and i recieved lots of karma for it .

    By now i guess you have sussed out this is'nt about my resto for once or a idle ramble , no its about karma , and the loss of -- i enjoyed giving karma to people who made me smile , showed me a tip or just posted a good write up , in return i enjoyed recieving karma , it showed people liked what i posted or did , they like my humour , my resto or just simply a response .Not only have we now lost a years input and invaluable resource which took thousands of man hours to post , but now we have lost our good vibe's , it may not matter to some but others get comfort from it like what i do -- but like the old latebay site ,its now history .In the end its geat just to be back , meet old friends and make new ones , rekindle old joke's and restock the old information store , karma does'nt really matter in the grand scheme of things and has some have said we can re earn it --

    i for one am really glad to be back and am trying hard to gee myself up to repost some of my more interesting witterings -- it took me a year last time , i will condense it this time and try to moderate myself --Great works Horts -- now gimme back my karma ! .
     
  2. I can't read all that, I got board at the 3rd word lol. ???
     
  3. hailfrank

    hailfrank Admin esq.

    good post malc :)
     
  4. Karma aside, r u going to the footy ?
     
  5. nice one malc...


    but honestly.. the only karma I am truly interested in ... is the one that comes around to BITE peoples arsses that are mean and unkind human beings lol
     
  6. Woodylubber

    Woodylubber Obsessive compulsive name changer

    Normal veiwing has resumed, k malc ;D
     
  7. i wanna go watch some footy!
     
  8. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift Mod

    That was nicely said.
     
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  10. Another post from sane world just through the round window? Nice :mhthumbsup:
     
  11. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

     
  12. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

     
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  14. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

    Rick the point was -- it should'nt matter but for some silly reason it does !!.
     
  15. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

     
  16. Fair point Malc. I never really got the karma thing but when you put it like that it makes sense..

    As for your resto thread I only found it a week ago (I dont do much searching through past posts Im more of a hear and now person) but after looking at you pics and reading how youve done some panel repairs I feel ready to have a go at mine!!

    And if nothing else gets recovered from the old server or whatever got fried lets hope its portaloo sunset!!! best post ever!! (sorry about the sign on the loo afterwards ;D )

    So Karma on its way mate for your resto thread and your portaloo sunset (both dead and buried) but were great!!!
     
  17. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

    Thanks Trev , i really enjoyed you n Jo's company at cj your a lovely couple , if you ever need any advice on work to your van , i will try n help or point you in the right direction - zed para , joker, diddymen , outlaw , vwbusman or stan ;)
     
  18. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    i've only just realised who magical trevor is reading this. how dumb am i lol i even looked through the cornwall pics and never twigged - man i need to pay more atten......hey! look at that butterfly!
     
  19. Cheers matey !! Errr shes calles Shell though ;D ;D Or was I chatting someone else up all weekend?? If I was dont tell Shell ;)
     
  20. yeah sorry Ricky but its become a bit of a thing username, real name, and the name you fit into on first meeting!! Thats where Woody came from and trev and Frank.. ::)
     

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