Today I did a 400-mile round trip for a 15-minute meeting. I think it went well, but I'll know more in a couple of months' time.
When I got back, I decided to work out the relative cost of hiring vans and drivers to transport my books, versus buying a van of my own. A quick search on eBay yielded this result:
"Hi, this is a me Van seling me freinds behalf :
this it's a very nice and clear van inside + outside, don't be more used, last year drived only 500 mileage !
Mot is valid for half off april 2015, this week be changed new front head lamps for passinger side. Car is no rast !
Engine and gearbox working smoothly, may be the gear shift need grease, start anny time every time.
personaly visit this van, bad don't be test drive if be engine cool.
Too many ''mechanic'' it's less expirience for me self, don't put full
gas to cool engine !!!
This is a IVECO which factory in Italy prodact
is engine very top quality for a Vans and HGV truck, Long life engine
and this is 89k mileage this is nothing !!! Engine live for good owner
is ower 500 k mileage with standart trip service Iveco garage, used good
quality oil and parts.
Every people need fixing in GP doctors, car haved fixed from authority garage whitch understand everything.
yesterday i'm drived 50 mileage, big engine power i'm driving excelent
2450 rpm only 60 mil per hour with 5 gear. Me results is excelent big
horse power van from towing heavy trailers.
New owner be very happy keeped this SWB van.
V5 and Mot certificate ready to go, half tank Diesel.
Finaly, excelent inside and outside, price for sell £1590."
I wonder if Google Translate was employed, or whether it's just someone's unique brand of English? Either way, I know that anything I did in another language would be a lot worse.
Finally, on the subject of vans, here's a fine example of sensitive tabloid journalism, which I spotted in an abandoned copy of 'The Sun':