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  Reply # 1471637 15-Jan-2016 09:46
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Aaroona: 
Speaking of crossings.... Courtesy crossings. Pedestrians just think they have right of way and that the car will stop, so they walk out then get p***ed off when a car almost hits them. The car does not have to stop and let you go. You must wait, unless they wave you on/stop for you.


They do have the right of way, from the Road Code :-

 

slow down and be ready to stop for any pedestrians stepping onto, or on, the crossing – this also includes people obviously waiting to use the crossing

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  Reply # 1471646 15-Jan-2016 09:51
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Aaroona: 
Speaking of crossings.... Courtesy crossings. Pedestrians just think they have right of way and that the car will stop, so they walk out then get p***ed off when a car almost hits them. The car does not have to stop and let you go. You must wait, unless they wave you on/stop for you.


They do have the right of way, from the Road Code :-

slow down and be ready to stop for any pedestrians stepping onto, or on, the crossing – this also includes people obviously waiting to use the crossing


He's talking about courtesy crossings, not zebra crossings.

Here's the details from the road code: http://www.nzta.govt.nz/resources/roadcode/about-other-road-users/information-for-pedestrians/

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1471651 15-Jan-2016 09:56
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Behodar:
freitasm: This happened to me last weekend. Straight street, guy slowdown, without indicating and stops, on the middle of the road, just so a woman leaving a petrol station could get into the road. Meanwhile people behind him...

Just yesterday, I was a pedestrian wanting to cross a street. I was not at a pedestrian crossing, and I was standing a fair distance back from the kerb so as to not look like I was in any sort of hurry. A driver decides to stop in the middle of the road to let me cross, and to and hold up the 6-7 cars behind him...


I saw a similar situation.  I was in a car behind another car, and on the pavement a few feet back from the kerb was a woman holding a baby.  While she was probably waiting to cross the road, she didn't seem in a hurry to do so (I would probably be extra cautious if holding a baby too).  The driver in front of me stopped in the road and beckoned her to cross.  She was then forced to look in the other direction to check that the road was clear, after which she carefully crossed.  Point being, the woman holding the baby had been pressured to cross the road before she was ready to do so.  It was a minor road that was not particularly busy, so why stop unless it's to award yourself with a 'do-gooder halo'.

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  Reply # 1471657 15-Jan-2016 10:03
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People who get off a ferry, or escalator, or anywhere you have to queue to get on/off/in then stop in the way of everyone else trying to do the same behind them.

Oh, and 'draggy bags' in the same situation. If you have to drag your bag, move quickly or drag it directly behind you - don't dawdle with it next to you so you are blocking the way for everyone else behind you.

People that try to get into an elevator before the people already in it have got out.

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  Reply # 1471658 15-Jan-2016 10:03
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Behodar:
freitasm: This happened to me last weekend. Straight street, guy slowdown, without indicating and stops, on the middle of the road, just so a woman leaving a petrol station could get into the road. Meanwhile people behind him...

Just yesterday, I was a pedestrian wanting to cross a street. I was not at a pedestrian crossing, and I was standing a fair distance back from the kerb so as to not look like I was in any sort of hurry. A driver decides to stop in the middle of the road to let me cross, and to and hold up the 6-7 cars behind him...

This happened to me at least three times when I spent a few days in Invercargill. People would stop on the other side of the street - even when there was a median strip and I was not yet on their side of the street!

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  Reply # 1471662 15-Jan-2016 10:09
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Lifts... People who walk into a lift, push the button and stay in front of the panel making it harder for everyone else to reach the buttons. Why can't people push the button and move to other side of the lift, out of the way?






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  Reply # 1471663 15-Jan-2016 10:09
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trig42: People that try to get into an elevator before the people already in it have got out.

Argh!

Meanwhile, having just received a replacement keyboard, I have to add "sending a product in a box that's 20 times the size of the product".

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  Reply # 1471664 15-Jan-2016 10:10
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andrew027:
jonathan18:
joker97: Using apostrophes to denote anything other than possession.

So its ok if people miss them out in contraction's?!

@jonathan18: Please, please, please tell me that apostrophe you missed and the one you added were deliberately ironic, or sarcastic, or something?



@andrew027: Whats the problem? You seem to have lot's of issues with my grammer.

But perhaps you missed one of my posts from page 5 of this thread??!!

jonathan18:  People who don't pick up when mistakes in posts are made deliberately to make a point!


It's all the more fun breaking the rules when you know them! Editing's a core part of my job, so aspects of grammar like apostrophes are dear to my heart, sad git that I am.

So here's another one: people who use apostrophes wrongly in reference to decades, eg 1990's (if no possession or contraction involved it's 1990s) , and also miss them out when it's abbreviated  (so 80's, when [if it's referring to the decade] it should be '80s - unless it does involve ownership, such as '80s' music!). It's not rocket science...







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  Reply # 1471670 15-Jan-2016 10:15
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Small thing that irritates me is those big rolls of loo paper they put in at work, you have to reach in to find the end and then the paper is not strong enough to be pulled and spin the loo roll, so you end up with itty bitty bits of paper with which to try wiping your bum!

I've given up now, I just do what dogs do and drag my butt along the carpet ....

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  Reply # 1471673 15-Jan-2016 10:16
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networkn: If editing is a core part of your job, I'd imagine something like spelling "grammer" correctly might be something you'd catch :)


I hope you're joking. Are you?






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  Reply # 1471687 15-Jan-2016 10:25
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linw:
While on wives, mine insists that the right way to stack washed dishes is up the right way so all the water pools. Pleas tell me she is wrong and I am right!

Sorry, you want us to tell your wife that she is wrong?
Not gonna happen.  tongue-out




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  Reply # 1471707 15-Jan-2016 10:42
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geoffwnz:
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While on wives, mine insists that the right way to stack washed dishes is up the right way so all the water pools. Pleas tell me she is wrong and I am right!

Sorry, you want us to tell your wife that she is wrong?
Not gonna happen.  tongue-out


The right way is on the side, dish washers don't stack flat :P




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  Reply # 1471723 15-Jan-2016 10:47
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freitasm:
networkn: If editing is a core part of your job, I'd imagine something like spelling "grammer" correctly might be something you'd catch :)


I hope you're joking. Are you?




To answer, I'll re-post one of the small things that really annoys me (re-quoted for the second time, so third time published!):

jonathan18:  People who don't pick up when mistakes in posts are made deliberately to make a point!


(Actually, it doesn't annoy me - it's more that I'm surprised the intended irony continues to be missed...)






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  Reply # 1471732 15-Jan-2016 10:52
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jonathan18:
freitasm:
networkn: If editing is a core part of your job, I'd imagine something like spelling "grammer" correctly might be something you'd catch :)


I hope you're joking. Are you?




To answer, I'll re-post one of the small things that really annoys me (re-quoted for the second time, so third time published!):

jonathan18:  People who don't pick up when mistakes in posts are made deliberately to make a point!


(Actually, it doesn't annoy me - it's more that I'm surprised the intended irony continues to be missed...)



He finished with :) so I wasn't sure if the tone to read was "hey I'm correcting you but in a nice way" or "I'm joking" - a ;) would be more appropriate if the later.

I am usually good at picking up jokes and sarcasm but that sentence was not clear to me.






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  Reply # 1471737 15-Jan-2016 10:56
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nzkiwiman: Peoples (People's?) lack of awareness in ones surroundings 

No offense but forum posters who used to live in the UK and now live in New Zealand who must compare everything to the UK and how great the UK is


As someone who currently lives in the UK, yeah they are really only remembering the good stuff. 

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