Random irritations of the day......

BiMGuy

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I don't understand why people reverse into spaces at places like golf clubs. How do they get their stuff in/out of the boot?
I open my boot and take the stuff out. Just like I would if I had driven in forwards. I'm fully able to carry my bag and trolley a couple of metres to erect it away from the boot if need be.
 

Orikoru

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I open my boot and take the stuff out. Just like I would if I had driven in forwards. I'm fully able to carry my bag and trolley a couple of metres to erect it away from the boot if need be.
Obviously depends what your car park is like, but I think his point was that's a bit more difficult - not completely impossible. e.g. if your boot is up against a fence or another car you have much less space. Particularly when there was no need to reverse in, it's a 50-50 decision. :D
 

Kellfire

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I've never understood why motorway driving isn't part of the test.
Maybe they could make it a legal requirement for every learner to do motorway driving at some stage in their learning and a qualified instructor must sign off on the learner’s ability to do so before the test is taken?

Probably not viable but hey ho. :)
 

pauljames87

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We all know driving in this country is a joke

Pass at 17 providing you don't get Ill or banned you won't have any further hurdles until your 70

Why not a lesson (have to be signed off) every 5 or 10 years just for refresher

Would give more work driving instructors way aswell

My speed awareness course amazing how much people had forgotten even myself and I like to keep up with it had gaps I could use going over again
 

sunshine

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I open my boot and take the stuff out. Just like I would if I had driven in forwards. I'm fully able to carry my bag and trolley a couple of metres to erect it away from the boot if need be.
But aren't you reversing your car up to another? Or a hedge or fence? And how do you squeeze your trolley and bag through the gap between parked cars?

In my experience, the dimensions of most car park spaces seem to cater for small cars. Everywhere I seem to park my car (especially the golf club), the car park is full of massive range rovers.
 

srixon 1

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1st thing I did when I had passed my test and got myself a car was, drive to the M1 to see how fast it would go. Not very, it was a 1.3 Mk 2 Ford Escort 🐌🐌🐌
 
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Did a “posh shop” at M&S. Got through most of it and it’s all pretty much overpriced standard stuff. Now I should of known, but part of me wanted it to be better.
I compare it to Barbados. Overpriced and crap, but priced to keep the ruffians out like me. Gives a safe space for well to do folk.
 

Voyager EMH

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"Oh, look at that view. Its like an oil painting."

"Oh no, that's terrible. Its like a scene from a disaster movie."

Why do people get this the wrong way round? It is the fiction that is "like" the reality.

The reality is what it is. It is real. It is not "like" fiction.

See more beautiful things and awful things for what they are. Reality.
 

Slab

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Got up really early this morning and sat out on the garden step with a cup of coffee and a cigarette, staring up at the millions of stars in the clear night sky. Contemplating life, and the meaning of it all.
Cat came and sat next to me and promptly puked up.
Who barfed, you or the cat?
 

bobmac

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Got up really early this morning and sat out on the garden step with a cup of coffee and a cigarette, staring up at the millions of stars in the clear night sky. Contemplating life, and the meaning of it all.
Cat came and sat next to me and promptly puked up.
Who says you can't train cats :D
 

pauljames87

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Trying to get air con people back to repair my roof

They broke 4 tiles in total think it was .. 3 on dorma 1 normal

Understand they couldn't get to them with ladder as they couldn't do it safely I accept that

However oh our boss will come tomorrow

Didn't come

Called him.. I'll be there tomorrow

Never came

It's now Friday this was Monday they "finished"

Gets much longer I'll get a roofer in and bill them which is much more than replacing the tiles themselves
 

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All the hype in the media about the space flight that has just lifted off with 4 'civilians' on board. They are making out that they aren't astronauts but then point out they have undergone 5 months training - surely this makes them astronauts?:unsure: After all, the definition of a civilian is someone who is not in the military, but not all astronauts previously have been military, I would guess that the majority were civilians.
Nowadays if you can be an HGV driver without going thru the full training, surely you can become astronaut (but not astronaut-astronaut)
 
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