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No Contest. There’s annoyance, then there’s ANNOYANCE. The difference is not subtle. Suppose you had just had one of autumn’s most delicious top-down drives and were having lunch and talk with a stimulating friend and the lens implanted in your right eye suddenly decided to go walkabout. Suppose further that the surgery to get that lens out of the soup and stitch a new one into place has left you with temporarily lousy vision and a maddening irritation of the eyelid from all the sutures on the surface of the eye. In and of itself, that’s just a mild annoyance. Not being able to enjoy the next month or so of delicious top-down autumn drives in the 981? Words fail. ANNOYANCE, even in bold caps, isn’t in it. Kudos to the person who comes up with a single word adequate to the radical aggravation that results when the wheel has been snatched from my hands at such a perfect time for open motoring.
 

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Damn, man. Really sorry to hear this. :(

Here's hoping you're healed up good as new in no time! On a bright note, at least you can still look at your car with the other eye while the weather is nice. ;)
 
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Anguish...
 

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You always have the option of choosing a designated driver and having them chauffeur you around. Not such a bad thing, sitting in the passenger's seat enjoying the view.
 

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Tell me where to place the GoPro on my next drive and I'll send you the video.:) In all seriousness, sorry to hear about you eye.
 
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In one word ...eyepatch.
 
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You always have the option of choosing a designated driver and having them chauffeur you around. Not such a bad thing, sitting in the passenger's seat enjoying the view.
Thanks, Stan. I'd thought of that. My wife is afraid to touch the Boxster (even though she is a life-long manual shifter), and I'm short on nearby friends who would fit the bill.
 

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Damn, man. Really sorry to hear this. :(

Here's hoping you're healed up good as new in no time! On a bright note, at least you can still look at your car with the other eye while the weather is nice. ;)
Thanks for your kind words. I gather you're somewhere in GTA. Do you mind telling me where? When you get your 981 and have it well run in, you ought to consider a run up to the Lake of Bays, where my wife and I hang out all summer. Porschephiles are always welcome there.
 

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Thanks, Stan. I'd thought of that. My wife is afraid to touch the Boxster (even though she is a life-long manual shifter), and I'm short on nearby friends who would fit the bill.
That's too bad. I had knee surgery a few years ago and actually got to enjoy sitting in the passenger's seat watching the scenery go by. My wife also can drive a stick, but avoids the Boxster's driver's seat unless I force her to drive it.
 

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Sorry about your eye issue. I've had a couple of eye issues this year too; first one was about 4,000 miles into my 14,000 mile road trip. It wasn't easy getting to out-of-state ophthalmologists or retina specialists on a road trip... especially on weekends. I understand your frustration... I had waited decades to own a Porsche and now had to alter plans to get treatment. Fortunately I was able to complete the trip with just a couple of delays. Issues aren't completely resolved, but with a new prescription I'm able to enjoy driving the BS in the Fall. Hope you're issues get resolved so you can do some driving this Fall; if not, then get after it next Spring when things thaw out in Indiana.
 
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Thanks. I have an eyepatch. That doesn't change the surgeon's orders not to drive for at least a month.
Then it might be time to consider a pirate themed vanity plate...Polly.
 

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Thanks for your kind words. I gather you're somewhere in GTA. Do you mind telling me where? When you get your 981 and have it well run in, you ought to consider a run up to the Lake of Bays, where my wife and I hang out all summer. Porschephiles are always welcome there.
Yeah. I'm in Scarborough. It’s a bit of a hike but certainly not too far to make a day trip of it. Sounds like fun! Maybe we can get a few members from the area to go together.
 
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Kudos to the person who comes up with a single word adequate to the radical aggravation that results when the wheel has been snatched from my hands at such a perfect time for open motoring.[/QUOTE]

Agony, suffering, torment, distress, grief, sorrow, angst, affliction. Do I get kudos?
 

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Then it might be time to consider a pirate themed vanity plate...Polly.
Chuckle. Fact is, in Indiana at the moment, no one can get a new vanity plate because some cop is suing the state for not letting him have "Pig" on his plate. No kidding.
 

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Kudos to the person who comes up with a single word adequate to the radical aggravation that results when the wheel has been snatched from my hands at such a perfect time for open motoring.
Agony, suffering, torment, distress, grief, sorrow, angst, affliction. Do I get kudos?[/QUOTE]

A whole bundle for such a long list. I particularly like "torment." Unlike the others, that word has its own built-in eponymous agent that can be personified and scapegoated. After all, who doesn't like a convenient scapegoat?
 
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