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THE PICKUP

Well Steve said I should phone him at 14:30 on the Monday and he would pick me up at 15:00....

So I phoned him at the said time.....guess what ....he had forgotten..

A few "Tossers" and "Wankers" were laid into him and he said he would pick me up in his car and then we would go to a hotel, so he could drop off their Christmas trees and get the van that was parked there.

So he picks me up and we drive to the hotel, he faffs around a bit and we finally get in the van....Now the big question is should we use the ferry or go the road way (Anyone who lives in my area will know the one)

Now it's decided the ferry it is. I'm worrying about the money because I'm skint and have only enough to pay for the cabinet and give Steve a drink, but as it turned out we only got charged as a car because the van had some seats in the back.

So we come off the ferry and drive to the bigger arcade to meet Neil. I finally find him and we go down to the smaller arcade, he opens up and we go inside.

I'm looking at the cab and thinking, this looks bigger than the dimensions I had seen on the web....

*Pulls out tape measure*

Yep.....It's bigger.....Looking at the cab a bit more closely I spy a sticker on the back..It's originally a Virtua Fighter 3 cab......Oh shite.....I should have known by the blanked off 4th button....

Well Neil is pushing the cab out of the arcade or should I say trying to push, this is one HEAVY beast, when he drops a bombshell and says "It's fully working by the way".....

Cheshire cat time......BIG smile on my face.....Bonus....

The 3 of us manhandle this thing into the van in a haphazard kind of way and I'm thinking it MAY have worked, but after this I doubt it.....I just cannot believe the weight of this thing and I'm not a small guy....

It's decided we take the roadway back and we pull up outside my house and try to remove the cab. There was 3 of us putting it on and that was hard, and there's only 2 of us now....Needless to say it was a bloody struggle....

By now it is dark and so we push the cab up to the garage....Bollocks...It will not even fit in there. I think to myself, If I take the marquee off it will fit. So I hunt around for some tools because all of mine are in work. After about half an hour faffing around with anything that came to hand to undo a nut and a screw I finally get the marquee off and Steve and I push the fucker into the garage....I give Steve a bit extra dosh for him having to hang around the extra half hour and he's away...

I'm just standing there looking at this thing...feeling very proud that I have actually got a cab and on the otherhand thinking fuck it's big.....It aint gonna fit....

Time for the first piccies.....Cab on the first night..
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