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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #735 on: 05 March, 2015, 12:00:12 PM »
This thread really cheers me up, thanks chaps.
But everybody else is overwhelmed by indifference and the promise of an early bed

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #736 on: 05 March, 2015, 12:08:15 PM »
Lanky pensioners from Edinburgh who go to the pub bog and never return so you are left worrying about their wellbeing/beer money...Grrr!!!
Hmm, just pretend I wrote something witty eh?

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #737 on: 05 March, 2015, 12:29:14 PM »
Why I otta...
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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #738 on: 05 March, 2015, 02:10:05 PM »
Mums with those oversized prams who come up and park the damned thing behind you while you're distracted and then get all sarky when you turn around and walk into the fecking thing. Use yer fecking heads.

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #739 on: 06 March, 2015, 12:06:35 PM »
I don't like that Space song because they say 'more deadlier'.


On this subject, people using more with a comparative.  When I'm talking to my highly educated, PhD Physicist boss and he says "more easier" or something similar, I have to grit my teeth and mentally count to ten.
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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #740 on: 06 March, 2015, 12:35:28 PM »
Project managers that ask for a minute of your time just as you're heading out to lunch, then proceed to drone on for 30-40 minutes. Guess who misses lunch and guess who takes a late lunch. Grrrrrrrr.

Edit: And there's no sugar in the cupboard for my tea.
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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #741 on: 06 March, 2015, 12:43:39 PM »
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_ZTrXAxZ-g

based upon the perfectly sound and multi-generational rationale that if you are visibly trying to be cool you never will be,

bear, that is a fantastic vid, and got to agree with that definition of cool.

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #742 on: 06 March, 2015, 01:00:37 PM »
"Can I have a minute of your time?"
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"Sure, they're sixty quid each. Would you like the full minute or just a few seconds?"
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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #743 on: 06 March, 2015, 01:26:57 PM »
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_ZTrXAxZ-g

based upon the perfectly sound and multi-generational rationale that if you are visibly trying to be cool you never will be,

bear, that is a fantastic vid, and got to agree with that definition of cool.

Those two lads are amongst the most intelligent voices in Irish culture at the moment. Faint praise perhaps, but well earned.

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #744 on: 06 March, 2015, 06:08:04 PM »
I'll admit, that is pretty amusing. It reminds me a bit of that 'Being a Dickhead's Cool' song that was doing the rounds a few years ago. Funny also, but a little cruel.

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #745 on: 08 March, 2015, 11:05:07 PM »
To go back to the subject of cycling...

This morning we were waiting at a manual Stop/Go sign for ages whilst they were repainting the white lines, the sign evidently manned by a soporific bloke who was either asleep or suffering with history’s biggest ever hangover. Then, a bit further on, our road ahead was blocked without any diversion signs in place. Unable to get a GPS signal and on unfamiliar ground, we proceeded to get lost along various narrow, winding country lanes.

Then we got stuck behind not one, two nor even three cyclists – but a whole fucking peloton of maybe 40-50 riders. For 20 minutes. I applaud their wonderful hobby and salute their camaraderie and commitment in getting up on a wet and cold Sunday morning. But is it really fair, sensible or safe to make a dozen cars queue up behind for so long when then are quite obviously no safe overtaking opportunities?

And when we finally did get to a main road and I eventually overtook them (not without risk – bear in mind, this peloton was far longer than any lorry one might usually need to pass), not one of the fuckers even waved.

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #746 on: 09 March, 2015, 07:43:12 AM »
I had to go into work yesterday morning for a couple of hours. Sunday is when the cyclists are out in force around here. I got stuck behind a group of riders going two abreast on a main city road. I guess they thought it was okay to do that on a fairly quiet Sunday morning.

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #747 on: 09 March, 2015, 07:53:05 AM »
I have no problem with a lump of cyclists taking up the same amount of room as a slow moving car or tractor - it's when they take up more space than a convoy of artics I get grumpy.
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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #748 on: 09 March, 2015, 12:21:55 PM »


To go back to the subject of cycling...

Unable to get a GPS signal and on unfamiliar ground, we proceeded to get lost along various narrow, winding country lanes....

Then we got stuck behind not one, two nor even three cyclists – but a whole fucking peloton of maybe 40-50 riders....

not one of the fuckers even waved

Chinese proverb say lost man may have gone through a route of organised bike ride, routed via said lanes because would never normally be used? Often they are hard to spot unless they are one of the major, major ones due to a reliance on quiet roads over signposting/marshalling.

As for the waving, I make a point to wave thanks to cars at all opportunities :) . Just because the rules say they should give way if I'm on the main road/not undertake me/I'm at a crossing/on a roundabout/etc, they are still behind a machine that can easily maim or kill me, so it's very nice when they're just driving like I exist, even if they're not doing anything particularly nice.


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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #749 on: 09 March, 2015, 01:20:39 PM »
I haven't cycled in years, but I always loved those drivers who think they need to accelerate like a motherfucker to overtake someone going 15 miles an hour.