One single thing that makes you think "knob" Vol 4

One single thing that makes you think "knob" Vol 4

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carlove

5,306 posts

112 months

Wednesday 25th October 2017
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Going to say it for the first time in this thread but it will get mentioned on every page until Vol 5. People who jump the red a few seconds after it changes like it's no problem, nearly collided with an idiot in a stupid Hyundai 4x4 who came flying through a good few seconds after my light went green.

Deeman

1,519 posts

127 months

Wednesday 25th October 2017
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The baseball wearing twerps that drive around with massive exhausts "stanced" cars and put the number plate on the dashboard, obviously because the car is sooo powerful it needs all the air and the number plate gets in the way. Nothing to do with terrorising other motorists and tailgating at all, and not being able to see their numberplate! tts

Liquid Knight

15,503 posts

128 months

Friday 27th October 2017
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People who put...

"3k"

...in an advert instead of money. Sure £3,000 takes an extra half a second to type out but at the current exchange rate 3k works out to be 27p

Oh and anyone who puts...

"Testing the water"

...I send them a link to a water/antifreeze test kit with a note saying "you need one of these not an advert".


Swedish Krona were trading at £0.091 each at the time of posting.

Conscript

1,315 posts

66 months

Friday 27th October 2017
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Liquid Knight said:
Oh and anyone who puts...

"Testing the water"

...I send them a link to a water/antifreeze test kit with a note saying "you need one of these not an advert".
Username checks out tongue out

nonsequitur

9,916 posts

61 months

Saturday 28th October 2017
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Liquid Knight said:
People who put...

"3k"

...in an advert instead of money. Sure £3,000 takes an extra half a second to type out but at the current exchange rate 3k works out to be 27p

Oh and anyone who puts...

"Testing the water"

...I send them a link to a water/antifreeze test kit with a note saying "you need one of these not an advert".


Swedish Krona were trading at £0.091 each at the time of posting.
1)...I would argue that 'K' is accepted widely as an abbrv. for £1,000.
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2)...I would argue that 'Testing the Water' is a widely accepted and historically used saying for ' Let's see how it goes'.

3)...Slow day Liquid?nerd

SWoll

7,866 posts

203 months

Saturday 28th October 2017
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Liquid Knight said:
People who put...

"3k"

...in an advert instead of money. Sure £3,000 takes an extra half a second to type out but at the current exchange rate 3k works out to be 27p

Oh and anyone who puts...

"Testing the water"

...I send them a link to a water/antifreeze test kit with a note saying "you need one of these not an advert".


Swedish Krona were trading at £0.091 each at the time of posting.
I honestly wonder how you get through the average day? It must be absolute hell for you I'd have thought?

Veryoldbear

111 posts

49 months

Saturday 28th October 2017
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Went to a filling station today to put petrol in car.

It seems to me that filling stations now exist for any OTHER than the selling of petrol. The filling station was full of people parking at the pumps then going into the shop to buy sweets, accessories, groceries, giant buckets of brown coffee-like substance. It's getting like going the cinema. It's dustbins of popcorn and hotdogs next.

Why don't they just sell PETROL FFS? I will allow diesel and engine oil, but ....

oceanview

1,043 posts

76 months

Saturday 28th October 2017
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Veryoldbear said:
Went to a filling station today to put petrol in car.

It seems to me that filling stations now exist for any OTHER than the selling of petrol. The filling station was full of people parking at the pumps then going into the shop to buy sweets, accessories, groceries, giant buckets of brown coffee-like substance. It's getting like going the cinema. It's dustbins of popcorn and hotdogs next.

Why don't they just sell PETROL FFS? I will allow diesel and engine oil, but ....
I guess because there's probably not much profit per litre after the mafia (government) have had their 60-70% or so!

More profit in groceries/crap.

AlexRS2782

5,558 posts

158 months

Saturday 28th October 2017
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Especially when some a fair portion of items are marked up against an "instore" price.

I got petrol at my local Tesco last week and i think most of the Halloween based sweets, etc, were full price. Go in store and all of them had some form of heavy discount / multi buy offer vs the price in the petrol kiosk. Not that the higher price stopped people picking them up in large quantities in the petrol kiosk - hence profit.

Monkeylegend

16,350 posts

176 months

Saturday 28th October 2017
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bounce

R12many

79 posts

37 months

Saturday 28th October 2017
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Bloke in the Bentayga at Taunton Deane services who had to stop dead center between 2 sets of fuel pumps to fill up so that no peasants would try to stop next to him! Was funny watching him fill up a car over 6 foot away.

njw1

966 posts

56 months

Saturday 28th October 2017
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Whoever the knobhead was that didn't possess enough skill to fit a Polo into a single space earlier, thus taking two spaces in a very busy car park with a very small car. I wish I'd taken a picture but some tt in a Mondeo (read; Me!) found that if they folded their mirrors in they could still fit in the bay next to said Polo and still get out of the car albeit completely blocking any access to the drivers side of the Polo. smile

AlexRS2782

5,558 posts

158 months

Tuesday 31st October 2017
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I posted this on the Halloween thread in The Lounge, but it fits here as well.

One thing I have noticed again this year is the complete Darwinism of parents that are currently walking their little darlings around. Kids and parents in dark clothes and they've all been walking in the middle of residential roads from around 6PM onwards rolleyes I mean, avoiding the cars and the possibility of being run over by using the pavements, that are available on both sides of the road, would clearly be stupid and unsafe rolleyes

Muddle238

1,442 posts

58 months

Tuesday 31st October 2017
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Today I was part of something that surprised me slightly and also made me loose a bit of faith in humanity.

I had to nip to the cashpoint at the supermarket, but instead of parking right by the cashpoint on DYLs like most people do, I decided to go off into the car park and find a space. I parked in an end space (as usual) as I like to protect my doors from other drivers, especially in busy supermarket car parks.

Just as I was getting out, an Asian minicab driver swings into the space next to me. Given it was busy I can't expect somebody to not park next to me but I always hope that they don't. Anyway as I lock the car and walk towards the cashpoint, I glance down the gap between my car and his taxi as he gets out, making sure he doesn't bash my car. He notices me and says sharply "don't worry mate I'm not going to hit it!".

I respond "it's ok, I'm just making sure" to which taxi man goes "yeah? Well don't". Slightly bewildered why some random taxi driver is telling me that I shouldn't be making sure that he's not opened his taxi door into my car, I get immediately a bit pissed off. I explain to him that it's my vehicle and not up to him to tell me what I can or cannot do around my vehicle to ensure that it's safe and not damaged. I explain to him about the hit and run I had a couple of years ago that cost me £400 to fix. He went off on one about how he'd been driving 30 years or something, I sort of zoned out at this point and wandered off in my own direction towards the cashpoint ignoring him.

What makes somebody so defensive if they see the owner of the car they've just parked alongside notice them getting out, then have the audacity to tell them that they have no right to look after their bodywork just smacks of somebody being the type who would normally just open their door into the next car and then bugger off. Maybe he got defensive and argumentative because he felt threatened, who knows. At the end of the day I don't want somebody putting a dent in my car and then just walking off, I'm going to check as I go past.

I think next time I'll just park on DYLs like everybody else.

Liquid Knight

15,503 posts

128 months

Wednesday 1st November 2017
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Fat, terrible hair cut, poor fashion and barely capable of lifting two batteries without limping like both his/her/it's knees are about to give out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ci9ChUMzi5U&t

Wanted for inbreeding, bed wetting and thinking "The Hills Have Eyes" is a documentary series.

Bluedot

2,134 posts

52 months

Wednesday 1st November 2017
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So many threads I could have put this throbber on, finally settled on this one:

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/business/biscuit-lover...


Cliftonite

7,061 posts

83 months

Wednesday 1st November 2017
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Bluedot said:
So many threads I could have put this throbber on, finally settled on this one:

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/business/biscuit-lover...
I had one only last week, that was only half-covered in chocolate!

I ate it before showing it to anyone!

Have I missed out on compo?!!!

Blast!




Blown2CV

22,317 posts

148 months

Wednesday 1st November 2017
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saw a bloke driving a new ish complete base spec BMW 3 series in white, tiny wheels and everything... each to their own and that... except he had fitted the BMW M colours grille slats accessory/option that you tend to see on M-cars. Looked utterly stupid and out of place on his choice of car.

this type of thing:


castex

4,466 posts

218 months

Wednesday 1st November 2017
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Muddle238 said:
Today I was part of something that surprised me slightly and also made me loose a bit of faith in humanity.

I had to nip to the cashpoint at the supermarket, but instead of parking right by the cashpoint on DYLs like most people do, I decided to go off into the car park and find a space. I parked in an end space (as usual) as I like to protect my doors from other drivers, especially in busy supermarket car parks.

Just as I was getting out, an Asian minicab driver swings into the space next to me. Given it was busy I can't expect somebody to not park next to me but I always hope that they don't. Anyway as I lock the car and walk towards the cashpoint, I glance down the gap between my car and his taxi as he gets out, making sure he doesn't bash my car. He notices me and says sharply "don't worry mate I'm not going to hit it!".

I respond "it's ok, I'm just making sure" to which taxi man goes "yeah? Well don't". Slightly bewildered why some random taxi driver is telling me that I shouldn't be making sure that he's not opened his taxi door into my car, I get immediately a bit pissed off. I explain to him that it's my vehicle and not up to him to tell me what I can or cannot do around my vehicle to ensure that it's safe and not damaged. I explain to him about the hit and run I had a couple of years ago that cost me £400 to fix. He went off on one about how he'd been driving 30 years or something, I sort of zoned out at this point and wandered off in my own direction towards the cashpoint ignoring him.

What makes somebody so defensive if they see the owner of the car they've just parked alongside notice them getting out, then have the audacity to tell them that they have no right to look after their bodywork just smacks of somebody being the type who would normally just open their door into the next car and then bugger off. Maybe he got defensive and argumentative because he felt threatened, who knows. At the end of the day I don't want somebody putting a dent in my car and then just walking off, I'm going to check as I go past.

I think next time I'll just park on DYLs like everybody else.
Not relevant that he was Asian. You were looking for a fight. Can you not see that the defensive person in this story is you?

carlove

5,306 posts

112 months

Wednesday 1st November 2017
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Blown2CV said:
saw a bloke driving a new ish complete base spec BMW 3 series in white, tiny wheels and everything... each to their own and that... except he had fitted the BMW M colours grille slats accessory/option that you tend to see on M-cars. Looked utterly stupid and out of place on his choice of car.

this type of thing:

I don't mind M badges on the M sports (wouldn't do it myself but I don't mind it) but when I saw a 3 Series coupe 'SE' with the small wheels but M POWER badges everywhere I did think knob, when I saw it again flooring it through Sainsbury's car park it was confirmed that he is a knob.