On or around Thu, 5 Jan 2006 18:15:04 -0000, "Lee_D"
<newsgroupNOSPAM@NOSPAMlrproject.com> enlightened us thusly:
>> As for the RAC who left me, my pregnant wife and our Fifteen month
>> old on Shap fell from 12.30am until 5am at -8deg.C No praise at
>Regards breakdown recovery take a look at this as a serious alternative for
>£30 a year...
>I need to read up on their views on 101 campers save all that faffing with
>the AA/RAC where you never really know until your stuck on the road.
Sad to say that I'm partly responsible for the state of the AA. they sent
us all a letter some years ago, so that we could vote on the takeove by
Centera - and a nice little bonus if we voted yes... like many others, I was
naive enough to believe the bullshit and grab the money. Of course, the
crap about how the investment was going to make a bigger and better AA was,
as I now realise, crap, and the whole thing has become profit driven.
Sad, I call it. Both the RAC and the AA breakdown services started off as
more-or-less non-profit organisations for the benefit of members [aside -
can you still get "club" membership of the RAC in London?] and have become
increasingly commercial and profit-driven.
Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.net
my opinions are just that
"There are three sorts of people in the world - those who can count,
and those who can't" (Anon)