Things that annoy you beyond reason...(Vol 5)

Things that annoy you beyond reason...(Vol 5)

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Europa1

7,698 posts

127 months

Friday 15th March
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theplayingmantis said:
people who take an age to exit a lift. waiting ages for it to arrive at work and then its a case of 'after you Claude' for the 3 people waiting to get out. really boils my pee for some reason! probably because the lift call system is so crap and nonsensical in my office.
For me, it's people waiting for a lift who stand in front of the doors and then seem utterly flummoxed when the lift arrives and there are people in it who wish to exit.

The Mad Monk

4,332 posts

56 months

Friday 15th March
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People in an airport terminal car park, in the queue for the pay machine, when they get to the front of the queue are completely thrown because they now need their car park ticket and some method of paying.

Well! I wasn't expecting that! What did they think was going to happen?

loudlashadjuster

3,181 posts

123 months

Friday 15th March
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Langweilig said:
Cyclists who can't grasp the fact that in law, their bicycles are defined as vehicles. Specifically under the Highway Act 1835.
I do keep reminding my 6yo daughter of this but she insists that the "cars and trucks scare her" on the road.

glenrobbo

13,865 posts

89 months

Friday 15th March
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petop said:
So i admit i live in a well to do area. Small town with few shops but a Costa Coffee. Reason for Costa coming here is for the very thing that annoys me.
So having some spare time on my hands i partake in some so-so latte and toasted sandwich, a bit council i know but tastes palatable.
But this Costa during the day is filled with mothers sans pram(s) who sit there sipping their mocca whatever wondering how to spend all their husbands money. I say this because of my well to do comment and people who work in the bank HQ couple of mile away live in our town hence why Costa set up shop.
But to add to the annoyance was what i saw this morning.
2 cackling wives with kids, around 3 years old but one baby. One of the kids was playing up a bit so for around 15 mins the mother was trying to get Indiana to say sorry. Indiana was having none of it. We know this as everyone in the coffee shop heard it.
The 2nd mother was on one of the comfy chairs changing the baby on the chair. Lovely view of the nappy as i finished off the greasy sandwich.
Now i do not have an issue with baby changing but there are baby changing facilities in Costa you clatty cow!

I think Indiana even now is still contemplating saying sorry!!!!
So did you enjoy your overpriced so-so latte amongst all those so-and-sos talking about so & so's behaviour?

You so only have yourself to blame. You reap what you so.

IndIana wants me, but I can't go back there...

DickyC

31,930 posts

137 months

Friday 15th March
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glenrobbo said:
So did you enjoy your overpriced so-so latte amongst all those so-and-sos talking about so & so's behaviour?

You so only have yourself to blame. You reap what you so.

IndIana wants me, but I can't go back there...
This is the Police. You are surrounded. Give yourself up.
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glenrobbo

13,865 posts

89 months

Friday 15th March
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V8mate said:
smartypants said:
Sounds like Braintree hehe
That's a low blow!
Really? I always found Braintree rather snobbish! smile

V8mate

41,850 posts

128 months

Friday 15th March
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glenrobbo said:
V8mate said:
smartypants said:
Sounds like Braintree hehe
That's a low blow!
Really? I always found Braintree rather snobbish! smile
It's a grim and backward, rural market town. And I'm not even sure it still has a market hehe

Pericoloso

38,164 posts

102 months

Friday 15th March
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V8mate said:
It's a grim and backward, rural market town. And I'm not even sure it still has a market hehe
https://www.braintree.gov.uk/info/200655/markets/1133/braintree_street_market

glenrobbo

13,865 posts

89 months

Friday 15th March
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Grahamdub said:
Lemming Train said:
Grahamdub said:
Council tenants expecting the council to replace their fence panels blown over by the recent winds. Said tenants are also on benefits with nothing to do all day apart from feign mystery illnesses.
Will said council tenants be receiving financial compensation by way of a reduction in their rent (for example) for fixing the council's property? No, thought not. wink
The council have helpfully pointed her at a list of things they don't cover. Repairing and maintaining fences is on there. It's still their fault though obvs.
The customary remedynamic is to wait for the winds to drop, then prop up the fallen fence panel with ano old mattress bearing a map of Africa.

Not only does it help to keep the Staffy from running loose on the streets, but it also serves to remind everyone in the neighbourhood of the plight of the starving kids over there.*

* By "over there" I am referring not to Africa, but to the 13 kids belonging to the single mum across the road who can't afford food for them, but can still manage to buy fags and booze and a PAYG i-Phone 12 and a 54" TV with the full SKY HD package.

glenrobbo

13,865 posts

89 months

Friday 15th March
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V8mate said:
glenrobbo said:
V8mate said:
smartypants said:
Sounds like Braintree hehe
That's a low blow!
Really? I always found Braintree rather snobbish! smile
It's a grim and backward, rural market town. And I'm not even sure it still has a market hehe
There happens to be a flourishing market if you know which mobile number to call.
Home deliveries too. And much quicker than Ocado.

When I said "snobbish", I meant a lot of them are really up each other's noses.

glenrobbo

13,865 posts

89 months

DickyC

31,930 posts

137 months

Friday 15th March
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glenrobbo said:
The customary remedynamic is to wait for the winds to drop, then prop up the fallen fence panel with ano old mattress bearing a map of Africa.

Not only does it help to keep the Staffy from running loose on the streets, but it also serves to remind everyone in the neighbourhood of the plight of the starving kids over there.*

* By "over there" I am referring not to Africa, but to the 13 kids belonging to the single mum across the road who can't afford food for them, but can still manage to buy fags and booze and a PAYG i-Phone 12 and a 54" TV with the full SKY HD package.
These are her Human Rights you're toying with here.

br d

6,680 posts

165 months

Friday 15th March
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I went to Braintree college (6 times before I was thrown out) and my strongest recollection of the place was it had the highest proportion of pubs to people of any town in the UK, 53 pubs I believe. Doubt that's true now.

gothatway

1,797 posts

109 months

Saturday 16th March
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People who write adverts (particularly used car adverts) starting with either "Here we have my ..." or "Up for sale is my ..."

DJFish

5,496 posts

202 months

Saturday 16th March
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thebigmacmoomin said:
Are they different to the front that you can change the speed of them
I don’t know, that would require admitting failure and reading the manual.

Lemming Train

2,122 posts

11 months

Saturday 16th March
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gothatway said:
People who write adverts (particularly used car adverts) starting with either "Here we have my ..." or "Up for sale is my ..."
Happy bidding ! wobble

hehe

DickyC

31,930 posts

137 months

Saturday 16th March
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Lemming Train said:
Happy bidding ! wobble

hehe
"No time wasters" Because time wasters recognise themselves for what they are and won't go.

Actually, I've often wondered if, when I'm looking at several cars with a view to buying the best one, if the disappointed vendors consider me a time waster.

popeyewhite

8,870 posts

59 months

Saturday 16th March
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DickyC said:
"No time wasters" Because time wasters recognise themselves for what they are and won't go.

Actually, I've often wondered if, when I'm looking at several cars with a view to buying the best one, if the disappointed vendors consider me a time waster.
I drove 40 miles to look at a Jeep a few years ago. For it's age it was pristine and a cursory look left me wanting to buy it. I asked the seller a question and the reply was "look - do you want to buy this car or not?" Quite aggressive. I asked another question and he was downright angry. I left without placing a deposit which I otherwise would have done had it not been for the vendor's appalling manner.

gothatway

1,797 posts

109 months

Saturday 16th March
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DickyC said:
"No time wasters" Because time wasters recognise themselves for what they are and won't go.

Actually, I've often wondered if, when I'm looking at several cars with a view to buying the best one, if the disappointed vendors consider me a time waster.
I don't doubt it for one minute. It is of course the vendor who is the actual time waster.

yellowjack

11,366 posts

105 months

Saturday 16th March
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Langweilig said:
Cyclists who can't grasp the fact that in law, their bicycles are defined as vehicles. Specifically under the Highway Act 1835.
Incorrect.

Clause 72 of the 1835 Highway Act makes no mention whatsoever of bicycles. In fact, bicycles weren't anything at all when that act was written. Ernest Michaux and Pierre Lallement didn't even invent the 'Velocipede' (regarded as the first true bicycle) until 1860. The 'Penny Farthing' (or 'Ordinary Bicycle') was invented in 1870, followed by the first appearance of what is really the "modern bicycle", known at the time as the 'Safety Bicycle', in 1885.

What I think you refer to is the case law of Taylor v. Goodwin.

a website called The Roads Were Not Built for Cars said:
"The case of Taylor v. Goodwin was pivotal. Mr. Justice Mellor and Mr. Justice Lush, sitting in banco in the Queen’s Bench Division, held that bicyclists were liable to the pains and penalties imposed by the 1835 Highway Act."
http://roadswerenotbuiltforcars.com/1835highwayact...

So in 1878 a legal precedent was set, but it was not until 1888 that the bicycle was legally defined as "a carriage" and therefore subject to that 1835 Act.

All of which is entirely irrelevant, because the only clause of that Act which remains in force is the one about "driving carriages on footways". Which offence is common to both motor vehicles AND bicycles. Therefore, in the spirit of "he who is without sin...", until car drivers stop driving and/or parking on footways, then why should anyone expect cyclists to obey the same law?


And no, there really is not a speed limit for bicycles. Speed limits (you know, that law broken by literally millions of drivers on a daily basis) apply only to motor vehicles. The rest of it (stopping at red lights, giving way, etc...) is covered under legislation that is NOT the 1835 Highway Act.


And finally, bicycles are definitely NOT defined as "vehicles". "Carriages" yes. Vehicles no...

tongue out