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PostSubject: Re: Annoying pet peeves   Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:13 pm

Yes, yes. All of the above.

And another from me; not having the correct tool for the job. Heck, this annoys me and it's all too easy to fall into the trap of trying to use something else which ends up making a real hash of what you're trying to do.
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying pet peeves   Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:36 pm

Stick wrote:
Yes, yes.  All of the above.

And another from me; not having the correct tool for the job.  Heck, this annoys me and it's all too easy to fall into the trap of trying to use something else which ends up making a real hash of what you're trying to do.

Ohhhhhh, that's a good one! So true!
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying pet peeves   Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:28 pm

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In addition to all of the above, may I add:

Drivers who can't,

1. Parallel park correctly if at all,

I must admit I can't; so unlike many others, I know enough not to try! I think my last successful attempt was in 1974, when I was practicing for my drivers' exam and haven't tried since about 1978....
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying pet peeves   Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:29 pm

Truck drivers who fall asleep waiting in lines at various yards and stations. Especially when they get mad that everyone passed them while snoozing
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying pet peeves   Sun Apr 10, 2016 3:41 pm

kaitlyn3837 wrote:
ftrplt wrote:
In addition to all of the above, may I add:

Drivers who can't,

1. Parallel park correctly if at all,

2. Angle park, nor can they

3. Pull into a straight-in parking slot!!

And we give'em a drivers license and let'em vote!!! Evil or Very Mad cheers FTRPLT

This is all true! I also dislike when people pull through from space to the next but don't get the rear-end of the vehicle all the way into the second parking spot. Essentially taking up two spots unless you drive a SmartCar...

Nice add, Miz K!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying pet peeves   Sun Apr 10, 2016 3:44 pm

DrT999 wrote:
ftrplt wrote:
In addition to all of the above, may I add:

Drivers who can't,

1. Parallel park correctly if at all,  

I must admit I can't; so unlike many others, I know enough not to try!  I think my last successful attempt was in 1974, when I was practicing for my drivers' exam and haven't tried since about 1978....

I was in no way picking on a fellow North Carolinian Wink Wink cheers FTRPLT
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying pet peeves   Sun Apr 10, 2016 3:49 pm

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fsu92john wrote:
Slow drivers in the left lane.

And slow drivers in the right lane (UK) Wink

Also middle lane cruisers.

Stick, be kind here!!! That driver might just might be me doing my worst interpretation jocolor of someone who knows what they are doing driving "on the wrong side of the damn road!!" And let's not even get into a discussion about round abouts!!!!!!!!! cheers FTRPLT
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying pet peeves   Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:10 pm

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Stick wrote:
fsu92john wrote:
Slow drivers in the left lane.

And slow drivers in the right lane (UK) Wink

Also middle lane cruisers.

Stick, be kind here!!! That driver might just might be me doing my worst interpretation jocolor of someone who knows what they are doing driving "on the wrong side of the damn road!!" And let's not even get into a discussion about round abouts!!!!!!!!! cheers FTRPLT

Mate, that's funny!

You've obviously experienced the delights of our round a bouts at some stage. I still drive into them with my safety catch off in case I get 'bumped'. I see a near miss on them pretty much every day of the week. Carnage.
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying pet peeves   Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:40 pm

That little sliver of light you can see in some pipes where the stem joins the stummel
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying pet peeves   Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:57 pm

Stick wrote:
ftrplt wrote:
Stick wrote:
fsu92john wrote:
Slow drivers in the left lane.

And slow drivers in the right lane (UK) Wink

Also middle lane cruisers.

Stick, be kind here!!! That driver might just might be me doing my worst interpretation jocolor of someone who knows what they are doing driving "on the wrong side of the damn road!!" And let's not even get into a discussion about round abouts!!!!!!!!! cheers FTRPLT

Mate, that's funny!

You've obviously experienced the delights of our round a bouts at some stage.  I still drive into them with my safety catch off in case I get 'bumped'. I see a near miss on them pretty much every day of the week.  Carnage.

I have put the "fear of the Lord" affraid into more than one driver in the U.K. and Ireland, not to mention Australia!! It wasn't a pretty sight Evil or Very Mad I'll be sure and warn you when next I visit the Mother Country!! cheers FTRPLT
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying pet peeves   Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:02 pm

Stick wrote:
ftrplt wrote:
Stick wrote:
fsu92john wrote:
Slow drivers in the left lane.

And slow drivers in the right lane (UK) Wink

Also middle lane cruisers.

Stick, be kind here!!! That driver might just might be me doing my worst interpretation jocolor of someone who knows what they are doing driving "on the wrong side of the damn road!!" And let's not even get into a discussion about round abouts!!!!!!!!! cheers FTRPLT

Mate, that's funny!

You've obviously experienced the delights of our round a bouts at some stage.  I still drive into them with my safety catch off in case I get 'bumped'. I see a near miss on them pretty much every day of the week.  Carnage.

David me ol' mukker, sometime I'll have to regale thee with the story of the infamous Coventry roundabout experience I had back in like '86 or so, with a Yank mate that had only just sat himself behind the wheel!

It's a story for over a pint, mind. Too detailed to go into here.

Suffice to say for the time being, that it was a series of 3 mini-roundabouts.....and my mate didn't get on exactly champion with it......LOL!

Laughing


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PostSubject: Re: Annoying pet peeves   Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:13 pm

ftrplt wrote:
DrT999 wrote:
ftrplt wrote:
In addition to all of the above, may I add:

Drivers who can't,

1. Parallel park correctly if at all,  

I must admit I can't; so unlike many others, I know enough not to try!  I think my last successful attempt was in 1974, when I was practicing for my drivers' exam and haven't tried since about 1978....

I was in no way picking on a fellow North Carolinian Wink Wink cheers FTRPLT

I know -- the problem is with the people who think they can parallel park and back up traffic as they repeatedly try (and try) to do so
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying pet peeves   Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:41 pm

DrT999 wrote:
ftrplt wrote:
DrT999 wrote:
ftrplt wrote:
In addition to all of the above, may I add:

Drivers who can't,

1. Parallel park correctly if at all,  

I must admit I can't; so unlike many others, I know enough not to try!  I think my last successful attempt was in 1974, when I was practicing for my drivers' exam and haven't tried since about 1978....

I was in no way picking on a fellow North Carolinian Wink Wink cheers FTRPLT

I know -- the problem is with the people who think they can parallel park and back up traffic as they repeatedly try (and try) to do so

Spot on, Brother cheers FTRPLT
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying pet peeves   Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:08 pm

Brewdude wrote:
Stick wrote:
ftrplt wrote:
Stick wrote:
fsu92john wrote:
Slow drivers in the left lane.

And slow drivers in the right lane (UK) Wink

Also middle lane cruisers.

Stick, be kind here!!! That driver might just might be me doing my worst interpretation jocolor of someone who knows what they are doing driving "on the wrong side of the damn road!!" And let's not even get into a discussion about round abouts!!!!!!!!! cheers FTRPLT

Mate, that's funny!

You've obviously experienced the delights of our round a bouts at some stage.  I still drive into them with my safety catch off in case I get 'bumped'. I see a near miss on them pretty much every day of the week.  Carnage.

David me ol' mukker, sometime I'll have to regale thee with the story of the infamous Coventry roundabout experience I had back in like '86 or so, with a Yank mate that had only just sat himself behind the wheel!

It's a story for over a pint, mind. Too detailed to go into here.

Suffice to say for the time being, that it was a series of 3 mini-roundabouts.....and my mate didn't get on exactly champion with it......LOL!

Laughing


Cheers,

RR

Rande old bean I'd love to share a jar and hear this one. I know the sort of multiple round a bouts you speak of. I find the best tactic is to pretend you're Italian and go for it.
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying pet peeves   Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:10 pm

ftrplt wrote:
Stick wrote:
ftrplt wrote:
Stick wrote:
fsu92john wrote:
Slow drivers in the left lane.

And slow drivers in the right lane (UK) Wink

Also middle lane cruisers.

Stick, be kind here!!! That driver might just might be me doing my worst interpretation jocolor of someone who knows what they are doing driving "on the wrong side of the damn road!!" And let's not even get into a discussion about round abouts!!!!!!!!! cheers FTRPLT



Mate, that's funny!

You've obviously experienced the delights of our round a bouts at some stage.  I still drive into them with my safety catch off in case I get 'bumped'. I see a near miss on them pretty much every day of the week.  Carnage.

I have put the "fear of the Lord"  affraid into more than one driver in the U.K. and Ireland, not to mention Australia!! It wasn't a pretty sight Evil or Very Mad I'll be sure and warn you when next I visit the Mother Country!! cheers FTRPLT

Mate, perhaps you should stick to flying! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying pet peeves   Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:35 pm

Dog walkers who let Fido take a dump in my front yard and don't do clean up. Last week a woman came up off the street with her dog and was standing in my yard in front of the bay window watching as her dog built a hot, steaming pile. My missus went to the door and said, "I hope you're going to clean that up." This idiot became huffy and replied, "I'm a town employee and, for your information, the first ten feet of your property belongs to the town. It isn't yours." Then she left. My wife was speechless. I wish I'd been there at the time. FYI -- the law says the town can use the first ten feet for snow removal and may come on that portion for street repair, branch trimming and such. It does not mean it's a public dog park or a public anything for that matter and does not make town employees a special class of citizen. Back in the day, people weren't this stupid. Keep off my lawn. What part of that is hard?
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying pet peeves   Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:55 pm

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Dog walkers who let Fido take a dump in my front yard and don't do clean up. Last week a woman came up off the street with her dog and was standing in my yard in front of the bay window watching as her dog built a hot, steaming pile. My missus went to the door and said, "I hope you're going to clean that up." This idiot became huffy and replied, "I'm a town employee and, for your information, the first ten feet of your property belongs to the town. It isn't yours." Then she left. My wife was speechless. I wish I'd been there at the time...

Blow her away with a 12-gauge! (Just kidding, heh, heh.) The arrogance of the pubic public sector. It's like they think they've been anointed or something. If she's anything like quite a few here, you might want to check the town accounts if she has access in any way. Sticky fingers and all that.
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying pet peeves   Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:02 pm

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Dog walkers who let Fido take a dump in my front yard and don't do clean up. Last week a woman came up off the street with her dog and was standing in my yard in front of the bay window watching as her dog built a hot, steaming pile. My missus went to the door and said, "I hope you're going to clean that up." This idiot became huffy and replied, "I'm a town employee and, for your information, the first ten feet of your property belongs to the town. It isn't yours." Then she left. My wife was speechless. I wish I'd been there at the time.  FYI -- the law says the town can use the first ten feet for snow removal and may come on that portion for street repair, branch trimming and such. It does not mean it's a public dog park or a public anything for that matter and does not make town employees a special class of citizen. Back in the day, people weren't this stupid. Keep off my lawn. What part of that is hard?

I think this warrants a letter To The Editor of your local newspaper. It just might cause someone from City Hall to come by and begin an investigation. This is the kind of Press those folk dislike. Of course they may do nothing in hopes that it will just go away. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Annoying pet peeves   Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:54 am

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KevinM wrote:
Dog walkers who let Fido take a dump in my front yard and don't do clean up. Last week a woman came up off the street with her dog and was standing in my yard in front of the bay window watching as her dog built a hot, steaming pile. My missus went to the door and said, "I hope you're going to clean that up." This idiot became huffy and replied, "I'm a town employee and, for your information, the first ten feet of your property belongs to the town. It isn't yours." Then she left. My wife was speechless. I wish I'd been there at the time.  FYI -- the law says the town can use the first ten feet for snow removal and may come on that portion for street repair, branch trimming and such. It does not mean it's a public dog park or a public anything for that matter and does not make town employees a special class of citizen. Back in the day, people weren't this stupid. Keep off my lawn. What part of that is hard?

I think this warrants a letter To The Editor of your local newspaper. It just might cause someone from City Hall to come by and begin an investigation. This is the kind of Press those folk dislike. Of course they may do nothing in hopes that it will just go away. Smile

AJ

Oh man, don't get me started on this one.

Suffice to say I've found pulling a camera out whilst Mutley is doing the act works wonders. It's at this point that the owner usually remembers common sense and decency.

Try it when that public worker let's Mutley crap on your lawn again. I bet she folds instantly.
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying pet peeves   Sun Apr 17, 2016 2:42 pm

The dog lady was back this morning. She gave me the same sass she gave my missus. It got loud. My neighbors were out raking and joined in the chorus -- "get out of our neighborhood." The police came and explained to her that front yards aren't dog parks. I much prefer reason and restraint, but sometimes r and r has to be delivered with volume and a bit of profanity to have an effect. I don't expect her back. Heckuva way to spend Sunday morning.
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying pet peeves   Sun Apr 17, 2016 2:59 pm

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The dog lady was back this morning. She gave me the same sass she gave my missus. It got loud. My neighbors were out raking and joined in the chorus -- "get out of our neighborhood." The police came and explained to her that front yards aren't dog parks.  I much prefer reason and restraint, but sometimes r and r has to be delivered with volume and a bit of profanity to have an effect. I don't expect her back. Heckuva way to spend Sunday morning.

cheers Well done to the neighborhood & the constabulary
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying pet peeves   Sun Apr 17, 2016 4:34 pm

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The dog lady was back this morning. She gave me the same sass she gave my missus. It got loud. My neighbors were out raking and joined in the chorus -- "get out of our neighborhood." The police came and explained to her that front yards aren't dog parks.  I much prefer reason and restraint, but sometimes r and r has to be delivered with volume and a bit of profanity to have an effect. I don't expect her back. Heckuva way to spend Sunday morning.

Great outcome Kevin. Let's hope she doesn't come back with a bigger dog Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying pet peeves   Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:46 pm

Y'know, it was another case of a perfectly good dog and an owner with bats in the belfry. All too common in the Golden Age for Head Cases.
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying pet peeves   Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:30 am

Perhaps the of feet does indeed belong to the town. The dog and the pile are not city property however, and therefore she (by not controlling her dog) is, (can't resist) dumping on public property.
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying pet peeves   Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:52 pm

Haha. The town does have a "right of way" for snow plowing, utility work, tree trimming and such. Not dog walking. Well, that was my "pet peeve."😉 I was sitting out front puffing a briar this morning and neighbors driving by were waving and flashing the ✌ sign.
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