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Offline Jimbo

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5610 on: March 17, 2018, 09:31:57 pm »
When they ask if I want cashback I say yes, all of it please!
'Keep it country!'

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5611 on: March 17, 2018, 09:32:52 pm »
but before paying him i insisted on emptying 2 bags and repacking them. Which I did- like a toddler putting the right shaped blocks through the right shaped holes.

Just think how angry you would be if the person of front of you started emptying there bags and repacking them instead of paying.

If the cashier insists on whizzing my shopping through the till so I can't keep up, when they tell me how much I owe, I just smile and say "You've done your bit and now you can wait until I've done mine"

When they ask if I want cashback I say yes, all of it please!

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5612 on: March 17, 2018, 10:03:54 pm »
Some folks in Supermarket queues are like the driver in the car behind you who is trying to get into your boot! Impatience is rife and common civility and consideration for others seems to be something many have consigned to the scrap heap of their lives.

Such folks make me angry, but, to be honest, far more than that, they make me sad.
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5613 on: March 18, 2018, 12:43:00 am »
Some folks in Supermarket queues are like the driver in the car behind you who is trying to get into your boot! Impatience is rife and common civility and consideration for others seems to be something many have consigned to the scrap heap of their lives.

Such folks make me angry, but, to be honest, far more than that, they make me sad.

I just keep slowing down until they overtake and I can keep on driving at safe speed.  Anything for an easy and safe life.
"I don't think anybody is anybody else's moral compass. Maybe listening to my music is not the best idea if you live a very constricted life. Or maybe it is." - Lou Reed.

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5614 on: March 18, 2018, 07:15:05 am »
I'm now at the stage where I genuinely am an old git and I have two supermarket speeds; dead slow and stop. Not that I deliberately get in anyone's way though.

Some supermarkets have very small areas for the stuff that's been scanned (you know who you are!) and so if that gets piled up the checker-outer has to stop and wait for me. 

On the road and if I can, I will usually let the speeders go by. Out here in the sticks you can get stuck behind a tractor. Weird thing is that Ms/Mr Speeder has the idea that driving 2 foot from the person in front will make the tractor either disappear or speed up.

Funny old world!

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5615 on: March 18, 2018, 08:10:56 am »
I agree! Some people are in a real hurry to get nowhere!......"I must get in front!!" "I have to be in front!!" "I'm allergic to sitting behind someone!" "I've no control over my vehicle! It always wants to go faster!!"  Ha! Ha! It's sad really.
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5616 on: March 18, 2018, 10:03:02 am »
I can't always agree with the driving comments above as, here in Leyland, we have too many (shall I call them generously) 'careful' drivers who do 20mph in a 40mph zone regardless of what is around them. This prompts other 'less careful' drivers to take risks in trying to get round them.
I believe there are parts of Portugal where it is against the law to drive at less than the posted speed limit. I wonder if that would work in Blighty. :hmmm:

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5617 on: March 18, 2018, 10:39:38 am »
I hate dawdlers too, Mick!

When I say 'Ms/Mr Speedy' I'm talking about folk that tailgate for no reason and/or consider 40+ in a 30 area is OK.

My other half got nicked for inadvertently doing 35 through a local village recently and we now have licensed/trained volunteer speed camera operators all over the place.

I don't hang about when I can and safe to do so. but here we have cyclists, lycrists ( :censored:), horses and group walkers so down the lanes 45 ish is usually safe but you shouldn't do the max allowed 60.

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5618 on: March 18, 2018, 10:42:57 am »
On the main drag from my place to Sydney, it's 110 Km/hr. I set cruise control to 110, but have people fanging past me at speeds that must be at least 180.  :worried:
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5619 on: March 18, 2018, 10:47:25 am »
There are some places that  it is illeagle to drive too slow in the UK


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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5620 on: March 18, 2018, 10:53:01 am »
I'm lucky in that most of my fields are accessible from our own internal road network but I do have to use the main roads at times.

I am an educated driver and our roads we use are 50mph, I have no chance of hitting anymore then 70% of that speed, even half with a trailer BUT I am aware of vehicles behind me and know where I can and can't let them pass me and I ALWAYS acknowledge any driver that has had to wait or shuffle about to let me pass.

We cycle a hell of a lot round and about. Always on the road network and we cruise about 18 - 22mph on them but again I always acknowledge any driver that has had to wait to get past us.

We also own horses and do ride on the road network, the missus does 4 or 5 times a week and again wait where it's convenient and safe to do so ALWAYS acknowledging the drivers as they pass.

We all have things to do and places to get to and I don't like holding anyone up as much as I don't want to be held up but if I can be bothered to acknowledge that I have held you up is it really that hard to do the same to me???

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5621 on: March 18, 2018, 11:21:19 am »
Obviously I don't advocate ignoring all the conditions around a driver but I'm talking fairly urban motoring here so yes, the odd tractor, some lycrists (love it, Dave!) but even on clear roads we still get dawdlers when the biggest danger is some prat on a mobile phone walking into the road without looking.
It's the old story of 'they've never been in an accident but have caused several' ::)

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5622 on: March 18, 2018, 01:46:07 pm »
Where we used to live in Sevenoaks, there's a really narrow bit of the High Street where the pavement goes down to pretty much single file.

On a Saturday we would drive at a crawl through that bit to make sure we didn't deliver a wing mirror clout to any 'Lemmings' that teetered off the path. Mums with huge shopping bags or double width buggies were major hazards!

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5623 on: March 18, 2018, 02:01:23 pm »
I was always taught to 'progress' when I did my RAF driving courses .....

if the limit is 40, and the road and traffic conditions allow it, then why are you doing 25 ?

similarly, if the road and traffic conditions do not, then why are you still doing the max permitted speed ?

there are far too many of the 'I've passed my test' drivers around, and far too few 'trained' drivers.

I was lucky, I've had RAF  driving courses, HGV3 and HGV1, and a civilian PSV all classes.

it amazes me, not the number of accidents that I do see, but the number that I don't.

some idiots just seem to tear up their L plates, and forget everything the have been 'taught'.

too many people seem to be taught not to drive, but to pass the test.

sorry,
rant over

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5624 on: March 18, 2018, 02:18:36 pm »
Many years ago the City Council decided to post a 20 mph limit for streets in Oxford. But the Police say the signage is wrong and so refuse to enforce the 20 limit, instead enforcing a 30 limit. The result is that tourists drive at 21 and locals (on the rare occasions that traffic isn't jammed) drive at 35. :doh:
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