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

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

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BathyThermo

125 posts

1 month

Thursday 16th May
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Europa1 said:
George Smiley said:
If you say near side you know it means kerb, if you say inside you know it means the one near the centre.
Do you?
Since when has the 'inside' lane of a dual carriageway been lane 2?!

Dr Murdoch

2,421 posts

76 months

Thursday 16th May
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j_4m said:
Everyone I know uses 'inside' to describe the nearside lanes.
Which is logical.

You undertake on the inside, overtake on the outside.


Ares

8,467 posts

61 months

Thursday 16th May
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George Smiley said:
Lycra clad cyclists in the inside lane of a 2 lane dual carriage way with a 40mph limit

In fact, cyclists it the main.
You'd rather they were in the outside lane....??? Or rather they were in a 3-piece suit and thus slower in the inside lane???

And you perhaps mean cyclists in the main? Bigotry getting in the way of spelling?

Ares

8,467 posts

61 months

Thursday 16th May
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George Smiley said:
this knob was sat in L2 dawdling along dressed up in a coloured suit that, when he was head down, made him look like a giant arse grape.

L1 was empty, we chose not to undertake him as at any second he would do the manoeuvre wobble signal crash claim we aimed our car at him move.

Bikes really have no place on main carriageways, its why I use the provided cycle paths and when they run out, I use the pavement.
You're an angry little bean aren't you. Maybe you should try cycling. Good for mental health as well as your weight/heart/etc.


If you're going to bullst, try sticking with the same fictitious story or you get called out....like CBeebies did wink

.....and cycling on the pavement is illegal. HTH.

Ares

8,467 posts

61 months

Thursday 16th May
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George Smiley said:
Your post screams knob.

I don’t call lanes the lorry, slow, fast lane. If you say near side you know it means kerb, if you say inside you know it means the one near the centre.
Bullst. The inside lane is next to the kerb.
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Ares

8,467 posts

61 months

Thursday 16th May
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BathyThermo said:
Europa1 said:
George Smiley said:
If you say near side you know it means kerb, if you say inside you know it means the one near the centre.
Do you?
Since when has the 'inside' lane of a dual carriageway been lane 2?!
Since a knuckle dragger has made up a story to rant about cyclists. wink

captain_cynic

4,630 posts

36 months

Thursday 16th May
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Ares said:
.....and cycling on the pavement is illegal. HTH.
Doesn't seem to stop them when they're unable to hold traffic up.

Also, it's the militant cyclists that seem to be the angry little ones on this thread.

Ares

8,467 posts

61 months

Thursday 16th May
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captain_cynic said:
Ares said:
.....and cycling on the pavement is illegal. HTH.
Doesn't seem to stop them when they're unable to hold traffic up.

Also, it's the militant cyclists that seem to be the angry little ones on this thread.
Read line two, then line one. Irony much?

A.J.M

6,300 posts

127 months

Thursday 16th May
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Matchmaker. You have my sympathy on this issue. As a support worker, I’ve learned years ago the general public are rude, stupid and ignorant.
Don’t let it put him off going out and about, far too many get a fright/confrontation with an ignorant person and don’t go out as much for fear of it happening again.


Personally, when I was a college and had a broken foot, the amount of fat women who would wait for the lift to go up 1 floor was staggering, they also would charge in without letting those inside out.
I learned the best way to combat that was to swing my crutches out ahead when the lift opened... after a few sore shins, they quickly learned to give space... hehe
That probably makes me a knob but after nearly being pushed off my balance due to them, I wasn’t for caring.

XMified

135 posts

13 months

Thursday 16th May
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over_the_hill said:
Oh my God. You win. Nothing can possibly top that. Decades and decades of unnecessary free advertising and ugly rear windows, all completely avoidable.

over_the_hill

2,464 posts

187 months

Thursday 16th May
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XMified said:
over_the_hill said:
Oh my God. You win. Nothing can possibly top that. Decades and decades of unnecessary free advertising and ugly rear windows, all completely avoidable.
Almost without exception the drivers of such vehicles never seem to know where they are going, pull away with all of the acceleration of a stunned slug, and can't seem to cope with anything other than single lane roads.

hurstg01

2,603 posts

184 months

Thursday 16th May
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nonsequitur said:
hurstg01 said:
Might've missed....
You took that reply far better than I would have done.
It was tongue in cheek, I should've used a smilie wobble

InitialDave

4,520 posts

60 months

Thursday 16th May
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HTP99 said:
I'm 44 and only today did I find out that there is such a thing as a "Symbol Cane" and it's only down to this thread that I know this.

However if prior to this day I had seen someone walking about with such a stick that was similar in shape and size but not colour, to a white cane I wouldn't think to abuse them, I would use my common sense and think that there may be an issue of some sort there and obviously this person uses it to assist with their day to day activities in some way....perhaps they have sight issues!!
Yep, I'm sure I've heard of them at some point previously, but I can't say I'd recognise one if I saw it on the street. Either way, I wouldn't harangue someone about it!

I'd say his son just needs to understand that there are times its perfectly OK to be rude to stupid old biddies, and this was one of them.

Mandalore

1,383 posts

54 months

Thursday 16th May
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Dr Murdoch said:
j_4m said:
Everyone I know uses 'inside' to describe the nearside lanes.
Which is logical.

You undertake on the inside, overtake on the outside.
You count and name left to right.
1;2;3
Or
Nearside/inside, middle, outside/overtaking.

The overtaking lane is through back to the 70’s when roads like the m1 were created and the public were told to keep left and to use the right lane for overtaking only.
The intention was that the second lane allow people to overtake.

Car-Matt

1,714 posts

79 months

Thursday 16th May
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Mandalore said:
the public were told to keep left and to use the right lane for overtaking only.
The intention was that the second lane allow people to overtake.
That's still exactly as we should approach multi lane roads on the whole, keep left unless overtaking.

bluezedd

17 posts

23 months

Thursday 16th May
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It's probably been already said, but people who take their trolley into the self-scan area in the supermarket.

Fermit and Sexy Sarah

5,983 posts

41 months

Thursday 16th May
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The old dear at the convenience store across the green just now. 'Generic kids chocolate bar, 4 for £1'

Her 'Can I have 2 for 50p?'
Shop owner 'I'm sorry, it's 4 for £1'
H 'Oh don't be pathetic, 2 for 50p, 4 for £1, it's the same!'
SO 'OK, just this once'

No you stupid old toilet, it's not the same. He can probably only offer the deal as he bought bulk at a tight best before date to obtain the saving. This means he needs to move them in bulk to recoup his margins, and for the stock to not pass it's BBF date.

He hasn't just spent £130K refitting the shop to have to barter over a 4for deal. Stop being so fking tight, he's been working since 5am, and doesn't need your st.


nonsequitur

8,789 posts

57 months

Thursday 16th May
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George Smiley said:
nonsequitur said:
Nice one Bob. I have posted many times on this subject when PHers have insisted that they were in the 'fast' 'slow' 'overtaking' 'inside' 'outside' lanes etc.Lane 1/2/3. So much easier to understand when a poster is describing a driving scenario that thay have been involved in or observed.
Your post screams knob.

I don’t call lanes the lorry, slow, fast lane. If you say near side you know it means kerb, if you say inside you know it means the one near the centre.

I bet you are they type that’s used terms like ped, stovec, rta

Are you a traffic womble?
If that's the best you can come up with George, hand in your PH membership card now. I'm sure MI5 will take you back on a part time basis.

Flibble

4,703 posts

122 months

Thursday 16th May
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I think George is literally the only person in the country who uses inside to mean the lane nearest the central reservation.

Europa1

7,862 posts

129 months

Thursday 16th May
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Flibble said:
I think George is literally the only person in the country who uses inside to mean the lane nearest the central reservation.
No, he has an ally or two.

I am not one of them.