The daylight running lights on my truck will turn off when the emergency
brake is set. If I want to turn them off I just push the emergency brake
pedal just far enough to turn off the lights but not enough to engage
Yeah, I finally found out how to run the engine with the lights off,
as you say, in case I want to surveil my girlfriend on a cold night,
But what if I want to turn the lights on when the car is not running?
A 2000 Toyota. I still don't know how to do that?
I'm not surprised. It's new-speak, from cop shows. I woudln't
normally use it but I was playing a role.
She's inside and I'm across the street and two houses down. It's a
quiet engine also.
But I've actually never done this.
I offered to go over to my ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend's house and
see if his car was there or not, after she had asked if I would. But
then she changed her mind.
And I did go to my dentist's home one night, after no one called me
back after I called his emergency number and the 3 office numbers, one
of which, based on the answering machine, seemed like it was his home
number instead. Unfortunately, he had a long not-straight driveway
and trees and I couldn't see if his car was there or not.
He called me the next morning, Saturday, at 11, but he called on my
cell, after I gave him that number only for Friday morning, and he
left a message that he was out of town and would call me when he got
back in a few hours. (Maybe he was in DC which is only an hour away).
But then he never called and never answered my email. He made two
other big mistakes in treatment that month too, the exact same mistake
twice. What a jerk.
Eventually I'm going to go to his office to get him to talk to me. If
he's embarrassed in front of his other patients, that would be fine.
I don't think they do.
The switch is on all the time, and the lights go on when the engine
goes on. The photocell on the dash determines which lights go on. But
maybe if I turn the switch off and back on again, the lights really
will go on even if the engine's not running. I'll try it. I had
this all settled two or three years ago, but then I forgot how it
works. This plan doens't ring a bell, but maybe.
I think it's called a back formation, from an earlier word. It may be
standard some day. Quite a few of words we use all the time started
that way. Especially when no other simple word means the same
thing. It's from surveillance of course, and I think whatever French
verb that noun comes from is "survey" in English, but to say "I
surveyed my girlfriend" would give entirely the wrong impression.
We've been friends for 20 years now, since we broke up. This guy
came years later. She thought he was out with someone else.
I know he read the email btw. He seemed to open it 3 times over 4 or
He would only have to have an arrangement with another dentist or two.
It wouldn't even have to be someone in the same practice**. And I
assumed he did. I assumed that any decent dentist has that*** and
later I saw t hat he had an emergency number on his webpage. But the
number was, I guess, his number, not some service that would find the
dentist on call.
**For example my brother is a radiologist, and even though it was
known when he started that he would take vacations, iiuc when he went
out of town, it was his responsibility to arrange with another
radiologist to work for him. Fortunately there was one who didn't
work full time because she had a young child, and she would work two
weeks for him or two days, as she did sometimes for other radiologists
in town. But not 50 weeks a year.
***which implies he's not a decent dentist, and he's not.
Survey is more to find out about what something is (land heights etc for a map), surveil is more what something (or someone) is doing. Surveying your girlfriend would be determining the size of her breasts.
When will people grow out of monogamy?
How do you know he read the email? Not those read receipt things? I used to forward all my work email to another address so I could read them both together. The forwarding process returned a certificate saying I'd deleted it without opening it. Some people got upset, then surprised I'd done what they'd asked me to in the email I had "deleted".
But if I have a toothache, I don't phone my dentist, she's busy doing dental work. I phone the practice receptionist, who book me in with her, or someone else if she has no available time soon enough for me.
People should employ receptionists and not take calls themselves.
If it's when the engine is off, go in the fusebox and change the incoming wore to the headlight fuse from IGN to BATT.
If it's when it's daylight, I don't know why you need that, but just cover the light sensor up, then you can use them as if it weren't automatic.
On going to war over religion:
You're basically killing each other to see who's got the better imaginary friend. -- Richard Jeni
LOL. Not return receipt. There's some service that would email me
when he opened his email, but it was free only for 30 days and
expensive after that, given that this is the first time in 20 years I
wanted to use it.
I''ve never had an emergency during office hours. Medical or dental,
they are always Friday night.
He does have a receptionist during office hours.
Change the wire to the fuse? Do you know how much effort that is? Of
if you mean run a wire from the hot end of one fuse to the cold end of
the other fuse, that's a lot of effort too. I'm looking for a way
to turn the lights on when the engine is off, just like all cars
worked until 1995. Not a whole project.
To see how well the lights are working, to see if changing a bulb
really fixed it, etc.
There are two sensors and I've forgotten which is which. I suspect
if your method, turning the switch off and on, works, it will work day
I don't think I have a 24 hour number. FFS just take a painkiller and phone them in the morning! It's toothache not a heart attack.
My vet has a 24/7 number, a pet could be in danger of dying. You don't die of toothache.
Virtually none. Takes about as long as changing a wheel.
No, just change the hot end of the fuse to the other input. There's 2 inputs to a fusebox, one is only on with the ignition, the other comes straight from the battery. There will be unused fuse containers, use one of those if it's easier.
AFAIK all Vauxhalls do that anyway. Bloody annoying as you can more easily run the battery flat. Plus when I park the car for two minutes and don't turn the lights off, I've got a parked car dazzling people unnecessarily. I already removed the bleeping thing in anger that warns me I dared to open the door and left the lights on.
Just turn on the ignition?
If I ever got a car that decided itself when it was dark, I'd disable it immediately, or at least adjust it to when I think it's dark.
A woman walks into a drugstore and asks the pharmacist if he sells size extra large condoms.
He replies, "Yes we do. Would you like to buy some?"
I've never had a toothache, and until this past year, I'd never had
any other dental emergency, but if something happens on Friday
evening, I'm not going to wait until Monday.
That's what 24 hour dentists are for.
When I lived in NY, on a Sunday afternoon, I went with my girlfriend
to the apt. of a friend of hers, and his girlfriend had had a
toothache since Friday or Saturday, getting worse and worse. She
couldn't eat, could barely talk. I said, Why don't you go to the
dentist! They said, Monday. I said, Why don't you go now? It's
Sunday. I said, That's what 24 hour dentists are for.
So NYC has over 2 million people, not counting the other boros (and
why count them?) and in the yellow pages were about 20 24-hour
dentists. One of us called them one by one and learned that the first
seven didnt' do that anymore. Because they only do that until they
get enough patients to keep busy. No one wants to be bothered on
weekends or the middle of the night. But the 8th guy said come on
over. It took less than 30 minutes for her and her boyfriend to get
there, less than 30 minutes for the dentist to fix her. and she was
back in less than 90 minutes. And he didnt' charge any more than her
regular dentist would have charged, or maybe 10% more.
Most dentists have emergency numbers. This one did too. It's just
that HE was the only dentist reachable at the emergency number and he
wasnt' always reachable.
If you really think that is the right answer, why did you just spend
several lines explaining your much too difficult way to turn the
lights on without the engine.
I like it. And while I've thought about making the intermittent
wiper wipe less often, I've been fully satisfied with the light
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