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

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

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nonsequitur

17,101 posts

80 months

Friday 15th January
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Johnspex said:
Tyre Tread said:
nonsequitur said:
Tyre Tread said:
nonsequitur said:
I could say that you've got the hump, but that is far too obvious.
Why change the habit of a lifetime?
You are too late for that party TT.partygrumpy
I think you'll find I've book ended it wink
Oh gawd, I see Nonno has brought his silly little jokes over here now.
Another thread spoiled.
I fail to grasp, with the huge number of posters on PH, that one person can 'spoil' a complete thread.

Pan Pan Pan

7,670 posts

75 months

Friday 15th January
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Tommo87 said:
Pan Pan Pan said:
Only a minor niggle, but at a local Mc D`s there is a dedicated lane for people who want to use the drive through to buy their McD products. Alongside this lane is another lane, for people who don't want to use the McD`s, and who are just driving out of the retail park, that the McD`s is sited in.
At the end of the McD`s lane, it divides into two at the order points, so that two cars, can pull up to the order points, at more or less the same time.
Along comes Mr Knob down the clearly marked, leave the retail park lane', past all the cars that were already waiting to be served in the correct lane, and at the last second, he barges into the McD serving point lane, to access the outer service point.
Not only does Mr Knob jump the queue, in front of all the drivers waiting in the correct lane, but because he couldn't quite squeeze all of his car in front of the one he barged in front of, he also blocked the leave the retail park lane, holding up about 4 other drivers, who only wanted to exit the park. I am guessing he took the `I am the most cretinous knob in the area', prize for quite a few people that day.


He probably cuts in late for every road and motorway junction, and does it repeatedly because nobody ever picks him up on it. So he thinks it’s socially acceptable.

Not surprising, when you consider the amount of Napoleon types who insist the rest of us mustn’t beep such people because it’s not something they personally do. Oh, and the driver is always guaranteed to be Kenny Noye.

In reality the driver is a knob, who does it because he is allowed to.

Indeed, but these days there may be quite a few who would prefer not to confront such knobbish behaviour, for fear of getting a screwdriver stuck in their eye.
The sad thing is that it would be so easy to stop it happening in the first place, by putting up steel bollards for the last few metres up to the order points, on the outside of the drive through lane This so that when the knob, reaches the point where he needs to barge into the McD`s drive through lane, he cannot, because it is closed off from the outer (drive out of the retail park) lane with said steel bollards.
After that, the only way the knob can jump the queue, is if some drivers in the McD queue don't move u, when the car in front moves off, giving the knob the opportunity to jump the queue.

Magnum 475

2,275 posts

96 months

Friday 15th January
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Pan Pan Pan said:

Indeed, but these days there may be quite a few who would prefer not to confront such knobbish behaviour, for fear of getting a screwdriver stuck in their eye.
The sad thing is that it would be so easy to stop it happening in the first place, by putting up steel bollards for the last few metres up to the order points, on the outside of the drive through lane This so that when the knob, reaches the point where he needs to barge into the McD`s drive through lane, he cannot, because it is closed off from the outer (drive out of the retail park) lane with said steel bollards.
After that, the only way the knob can jump the queue, is if some drivers in the McD queue don't move u, when the car in front moves off, giving the knob the opportunity to jump the queue.
I'd prefer to install very, very, sharp devices that will shred his tyres to ribbons as he tries it. He'll do it, but only once smile

Pan Pan Pan

7,670 posts

75 months

Friday 15th January
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Magnum 475 said:
Pan Pan Pan said:

Indeed, but these days there may be quite a few who would prefer not to confront such knobbish behaviour, for fear of getting a screwdriver stuck in their eye.
The sad thing is that it would be so easy to stop it happening in the first place, by putting up steel bollards for the last few metres up to the order points, on the outside of the drive through lane This so that when the knob, reaches the point where he needs to barge into the McD`s drive through lane, he cannot, because it is closed off from the outer (drive out of the retail park) lane with said steel bollards.
After that, the only way the knob can jump the queue, is if some drivers in the McD queue don't move u, when the car in front moves off, giving the knob the opportunity to jump the queue.
I'd prefer to install very, very, sharp devices that will shred his tyres to ribbons as he tries it. He'll do it, but only once smile
You are probably right , but just think of the look of disappointment on the knobs face, when he realizes, he can no longer jump the queue, and has to go around again, and join the back of the queue, just like the rest of the (not a Knob) people have to do.smile

Tommo87

2,129 posts

77 months

Friday 15th January
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Pan Pan Pan said:
Magnum 475 said:
Pan Pan Pan said:

Indeed, but these days there may be quite a few who would prefer not to confront such knobbish behaviour, for fear of getting a screwdriver stuck in their eye.
The sad thing is that it would be so easy to stop it happening in the first place, by putting up steel bollards for the last few metres up to the order points, on the outside of the drive through lane This so that when the knob, reaches the point where he needs to barge into the McD`s drive through lane, he cannot, because it is closed off from the outer (drive out of the retail park) lane with said steel bollards.
After that, the only way the knob can jump the queue, is if some drivers in the McD queue don't move u, when the car in front moves off, giving the knob the opportunity to jump the queue.
I'd prefer to install very, very, sharp devices that will shred his tyres to ribbons as he tries it. He'll do it, but only once smile
You are probably right , but just think of the look of disappointment on the knobs face, when he realizes, he can no longer jump the queue, and has to go around again, and join the back of the queue, just like the rest of the (not a Knob) people have to do.smile
I see people beeping other people at junctions every day, but I have yet to see one stabbed with a screwdriver.

It does sound horrible though, how many have you witnessed personally this year alone - 10, 100, 1000??

biggbn

9,624 posts

184 months

Friday 15th January
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Tommo87 said:
I see people beeping other people at junctions every day, but I have yet to see one stabbed with a screwdriver.

It does sound horrible though, how many have you witnessed personally this year alone - 10, 100, 1000??
I've seen half a dozen people stabbed with screwdrivers, but nothing to do with tooting at junctions

Lily the Pink

3,573 posts

134 months

Friday 15th January
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biggbn said:
I've seen half a dozen people stabbed with screwdrivers, but nothing to do with tooting at junctions
Anything to do with junctions in Tooting ?

Cliftonite

7,639 posts

102 months

Monday 18th January
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Miserablegit

2,177 posts

73 months

Monday 18th January
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Cyclist today who almost ended up as a bonnet ornament.

Approaching a blind bend leading to an NSL road I was travelling at 30 mph thank goodness.
At the apex of the bend is another road leading off it.
Rather than travel to the apex to see and be seen the cyclist (headphones on, of course) decides the best route for them is to cut both the corner of the bend and the entrance to the road they are aiming for - meaning they are right in front of me as I round the bend and then, oblivious, end up on the wrong side of the road they then enter. No acknowledgement whatsover and they continued in their own merry world leaving me stationary in the road having pulled an emergency stop to save their sorry arse from scratching my paintwork.


Piginapoke

1,833 posts

149 months

Monday 18th January
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Miserablegit said:
Cyclist today who almost ended up as a bonnet ornament.

Approaching a blind bend leading to an NSL road I was travelling at 30 mph thank goodness.
At the apex of the bend is another road leading off it.
Rather than travel to the apex to see and be seen the cyclist (headphones on, of course) decides the best route for them is to cut both the corner of the bend and the entrance to the road they are aiming for - meaning they are right in front of me as I round the bend and then, oblivious, end up on the wrong side of the road they then enter. No acknowledgement whatsover and they continued in their own merry world leaving me stationary in the road having pulled an emergency stop to save their sorry arse from scratching my paintwork.
Cyclists who wear headphones are idiots.

jdizz

251 posts

168 months

Monday 18th January
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Piginapoke said:
Cyclists w̶h̶o̶ ̶w̶e̶a̶r̶ ̶h̶e̶a̶d̶p̶h̶o̶n̶e̶s̶ are idiots.
Fixed it for you.

Greg the Fish

1,410 posts

30 months

Monday 18th January
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jdizz said:
Piginapoke said:
Cyclists w?h?o? ?w?e?a?r? ?h?e?a?d?p?h?o?n?e?s? are idiots.
Fixed it for you.
Oi! Not all of us!

But, yeah, 'Activist' type roadies......yes

LetsTryAgain

2,712 posts

37 months

Monday 18th January
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Greg the Fish said:
Oi! Not all of us!

But, yeah, 'Activist' type roadies......yes
Militant cyclists, I think is the best description of the knobhead-type.

Pan Pan Pan

7,670 posts

75 months

Monday 18th January
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Tommo87 said:
Pan Pan Pan said:
Magnum 475 said:
Pan Pan Pan said:

Indeed, but these days there may be quite a few who would prefer not to confront such knobbish behaviour, for fear of getting a screwdriver stuck in their eye.
The sad thing is that it would be so easy to stop it happening in the first place, by putting up steel bollards for the last few metres up to the order points, on the outside of the drive through lane This so that when the knob, reaches the point where he needs to barge into the McD`s drive through lane, he cannot, because it is closed off from the outer (drive out of the retail park) lane with said steel bollards.
After that, the only way the knob can jump the queue, is if some drivers in the McD queue don't move u, when the car in front moves off, giving the knob the opportunity to jump the queue.
I'd prefer to install very, very, sharp devices that will shred his tyres to ribbons as he tries it. He'll do it, but only once smile
You are probably right , but just think of the look of disappointment on the knobs face, when he realizes, he can no longer jump the queue, and has to go around again, and join the back of the queue, just like the rest of the (not a Knob) people have to do.smile
I see people beeping other people at junctions every day, but I have yet to see one stabbed with a screwdriver.

It does sound horrible though, how many have you witnessed personally this year alone - 10, 100, 1000??
Even a single one, is one too many. But a work friend of my Dads, was taking his family home from a holiday in Hastings and driving though south London, when the car in front stopped, and people from the pavement walked over and started chatting to the driver. He waited for a while but after several minutes they were still chatting. At that point he sounded his horn, and one of the individuals walked up to his car and stabbed him through the heart in front of his family with you guessed it! a screwdriver. Like I said even one, is one too many.

Tommo87

2,129 posts

77 months

Monday 18th January
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Pan Pan Pan said:
Even a single one, is one too many. But a work friend of my Dads, was taking his family home from a holiday in Hastings and driving though south London, when the car in front stopped, and people from the pavement walked over and started chatting to the driver. He waited for a while but after several minutes they were still chatting. At that point he sounded his horn, and one of the individuals walked up to his car and stabbed him through the heart in front of his family with you guessed it! a screwdriver. Like I said even one, is one too many.
So you do agree it’s a rare occurrence then?

CharlesdeGaulle

16,193 posts

144 months

Tuesday 19th January
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Tommo87 said:
Pan Pan Pan said:
Even a single one, is one too many. But a work friend of my Dads, was taking his family home from a holiday in Hastings and driving though south London, when the car in front stopped, and people from the pavement walked over and started chatting to the driver. He waited for a while but after several minutes they were still chatting. At that point he sounded his horn, and one of the individuals walked up to his car and stabbed him through the heart in front of his family with you guessed it! a screwdriver. Like I said even one, is one too many.
So you do agree it’s a rare occurrence then?
Don't be glib. I've been stabbed in the eye with a screwdriver, and so have all my friends. Happens a lot. Really.

Hol

6,098 posts

164 months

Tuesday 19th January
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CharlesdeGaulle said:
Tommo87 said:
So you do agree it’s a rare occurrence then?
Don't be glib. I've been stabbed in the eye with a screwdriver, and so have all my friends. Happens a lot. Really.
I don’t need a Whoosh Parrott, but when it comes to this particular subject, there seem to be a lot of people willing to stretch or invent statistics to fit their own opinion.

God forbid, we ever have a post on do it yourself brain surgery,

Uhtred

487 posts

6 months

Tuesday 19th January
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Pan Pan Pan said:
Even a single one, is one too many. But a work friend of my Dads, was taking his family home from a holiday in Hastings and driving though south London, when the car in front stopped, and people from the pavement walked over and started chatting to the driver. He waited for a while but after several minutes they were still chatting. At that point he sounded his horn, and one of the individuals walked up to his car and stabbed him through the heart in front of his family with you guessed it! a screwdriver. Like I said even one, is one too many.
laugh sure they did

Pan Pan Pan

7,670 posts

75 months

Tuesday 19th January
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Uhtred said:
Pan Pan Pan said:
Even a single one, is one too many. But a work friend of my Dads, was taking his family home from a holiday in Hastings and driving though south London, when the car in front stopped, and people from the pavement walked over and started chatting to the driver. He waited for a while but after several minutes they were still chatting. At that point he sounded his horn, and one of the individuals walked up to his car and stabbed him through the heart in front of his family with you guessed it! a screwdriver. Like I said even one, is one too many.
laugh sure they did
What would you know about what happened? I doubt you were even born when it did happen.

Uhtred

487 posts

6 months

Tuesday 19th January
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Pan Pan Pan said:
What would you know about what happened? I doubt you were even born when it did happen.
Was this a time before car windows?

Sounds like an uninspired folktale tbh, everyone’s family has one. My older cousin swears by a story that their uncles friend visited Glasgow one weekend. Someone put a Celtic scarf on him and next think you know a Rangers fan purposefully ran him over and killed him because he was wearing that scarf.

Utter nonsense of course but used as a cautionary tale?
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