I don't see the need for sarcasm? I'll be the first to admit, people have a lot bigger / more important / more awful things going off in their lives.
But after reading the other 'scream', my first instinct would be to reflect on the Jaguar issue (and the make of car is immaterial) then go away and be thankful that that was the worst thing I had to worry about.
I just doubt you'd have said what you did say if someone was looking for a car that they needed to get about in and didn't have one? I live in a semi-rural area and need a car for my job as I travel to some pupils houses.
So, if someone has something really big going off in their lives, whether that be good or bad ... no one else has any right to be (even slightly) annoyed wth something happening in their own lives?
Yes, I am thankful that the only real issue I have at the moment is the fact I can't find a Jag I want to buy.
Actually you did this thread a favour. It lightened the load. Cancer is heavy stuff, and I'm there for Flobiano, however I'm sure we all want something on the irritant level to deal with too whether it is car trouble of mis-matched socks.
I know you love your cars Pixie and the Jag is not going to be this time. However thanks to bringing us back to triviality. (relatively speaking).
My emergency was anaphalaxis last Thursday. It was life threatening... it is now over until the next time. However I still want to hear about flooded dishwashers and broken cookers and waiting in for parcels that don't turn up as these minor irritations still are just that... Irritations.