Random irritations of the day......

bobmac

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There are vehicles being used for domestic purposes that the infrastructure was simply not designed for whether it be high, wide and long twin cabs or very large domesic SUVS (my brother had a volvo one that he had to park in 2 spaces as he could not open the doors in one space). Even simple commercial vehicles like a standard transit can make getting out of a parking space more risky but over the last few years, they increasingly seem to be used as a family runabout for the shopping run as opposed to what they are, a commercial vehicle.

Something needs to be done to address this whether it is to increase the size of parking spaces or limit the size of vehicles and the use of commercial vehicles in domestic settings. Either way, current car parking is often not suited to some modern vehciles.
I agree. We have copied the American style/size SUV but kept the British parking space.
 
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The van doesn't really have a choice because it's a van.
And if I reversed in, I'd still have the problem of not being able to see what's coming as I moved out.

I'm the one in the middle. The monster on the right arrived after me

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But you would be able to see sooner.

The purpose of glass in passenger areas of a car is to provide comfort and convenience to the occupants of that car, not to act as an aid to those who may have difficulty in parking.

As for large SUV's they are not exactly a new phenomenon. The Range Rover was introduced 50 years ago.
 

Dando

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Bought a new oven a couple of weeks ago. Big sticker on the front saying call this number to register for your free 2 year manufacturer's warranty. Just rung the number expecting to get thru to the manufacturer, instead end up with an insurance company who are only interested in telling me what the manufacturer's warranty doesn't cover and trying to persuade me to take out additional cover!
That'll be domestic and general who do all the white goods warranties
 

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You would love my kids school Phil, they do a 'kiss and drop' you can pull up and throw them out of the car in the morning, there is a staff member on the gate, its all good and seems to work well (I live 1km away and walk rain or shine without fail)

Anyway, a lot of the parents seem to think this is the same at pickup. It's funny, the school is at the end point of a crescent road which local knowledge is 1 way at school times. You see the same cars driving round and round and round doing laps until their kid comes out!! It's proper funny!

Oh and one more, there is one mum who looking to earn a few quid, bought into a franchise! Cambridge 1 to 1 diet plan! The car is all stickered up with it! 'Slim with Kim' :ROFLMAO: She drives around and around, or parks on double yellows close to the gates, proper fat that her chest and belly is almost touching the steering wheel! what an advert!
I find myself agreeing with Phil. This is My irritation of the day lol but seriously if you can walk your kids to school it's so much better

Appreciate though some people work in a way they will drop and go work, or they live far away from the school .. we drove little one to pre school a few times if it was peeing down or if I was going golf afters

However big girl school we picked a school so close I would have to park further away then My drive to get my car even parked so it's a lovely little 5 min walk with her each way

Also great for finishing a round of golf at 14:30 and driving home then walking up the school
 

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Couple weeks ago it was My friends mum has breast cancer now it's a strong chance she will have it

Poor girl only became a mum last year now she worried about her girl getting it

Life's cruel man.
 

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That'll be domestic and general who do all the white goods warranties
Yep, also asked if I had any other appliances under 2 years old so they could sell me insurance for them. I'm sure they are good for some people, I just dislike being asked to phone up "to register for the free manufacturer warranty" then getting hit with a sales pitch.
 

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Yep, also asked if I had any other appliances under 2 years old so they could sell me insurance for them. I'm sure they are good for some people, I just dislike being asked to phone up "to register for the free manufacturer warranty" then getting hit with a sales pitch.
Sadly if you don't, most manufacturers will default you to just 1 yr rather than the 2/3/5 years they advertise.
When they were called Thomson Bull years ago they were a much nicer company to deal with.
 
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