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  #2389743 10-Jan-2020 17:00
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the A hole who parked his car at the car wash entrance and then went to get his Ticket , leaving me and another car waiting behind his car for him to finish inside which he did strolling back with a coffee after 5 minutes.





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  #2389821 10-Jan-2020 19:02
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MikeB4: @Geektastic that reply was longer coming than I had anticipated.😇😁

 

 

 

Thanks Mike...! 😮






 
 
 
 


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  #2389822 10-Jan-2020 19:06
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the A hole who parked his car at the car wash entrance and then went to get his Ticket , leaving me and another car waiting behind his car for him to finish inside which he did strolling back with a coffee after 5 minutes.

 

 

That's common occurrence. Some idiots think the whole world is theirs.





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  #2390189 11-Jan-2020 11:33
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People that leave their vehicle engines running when they're parked.  I was filling up yesterday and a guy in a VW diesel Ute filled up his boat ($130), went inside, waited, paid then came back out - with his ute engine running the whole time and nobody inside the vehicle.  With all the tech going into reducing vehicle emissions, this seems criminally stupid.

 

Even worse when they do it at the entrance of the swimming pool I go to, so all the kids have to walk through their emissions.  My kids are now trained to knock on the window and tell them to turn it off.


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  #2390192 11-Jan-2020 11:39
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People that leave their vehicle engines running when they're parked.  I was filling up yesterday and a guy in a VW diesel Ute filled up his boat ($130), went inside, waited, paid then came back out - with his ute engine running the whole time and nobody inside the vehicle.  With all the tech going into reducing vehicle emissions, this seems criminally stupid.

 

Even worse when they do it at the entrance of the swimming pool I go to, so all the kids have to walk through their emissions.  My kids are now trained to knock on the window and tell them to turn it off.

 

 

 

 

Not sure if the rule applies here, but in the UK you are required to turn off the engine on a filling station forecourt for safety reasons.






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  #2390267 11-Jan-2020 15:05
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Geektastic:

 

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Not sure if the rule applies here, but in the UK you are required to turn off the engine on a filling station forecourt for safety reasons.

 

 

 

 

We're far too tough to bother with all that health & safety nonsense overhere.





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  #2390275 11-Jan-2020 15:55
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I hate driving long distances, on highway 1, North Island.

What makes it worse is the short three lanes passing sections.

You'll be doing 90K behind someone consistently, but then when a passing section comes up they do 110K, as you attempt to pass them.

When you look in the rear view mirror again, there back down to 90 K.

On the rare occasion I've try passing on a two lane road, at a dashed traffic line, about half the time they'll also speed up as soon as it obvious you're passing them, and again slowing down after you've passed them.

It's as if I'm offending their masculinity by passing them.

 
 
 
 


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  #2390276 11-Jan-2020 15:57
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shk292:

People that leave their vehicle engines running when they're parked.  I was filling up yesterday and a guy in a VW diesel Ute filled up his boat ($130), went inside, waited, paid then came back out - with his ute engine running the whole time and nobody inside the vehicle.  With all the tech going into reducing vehicle emissions, this seems criminally stupid.


Even worse when they do it at the entrance of the swimming pool I go to, so all the kids have to walk through their emissions.  My kids are now trained to knock on the window and tell them to turn it off.



Maybe you should teach them if no one's inside, open the door, roll down the window, reach in and put it in drive.

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  #2390281 11-Jan-2020 16:07
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kingdragonfly: I hate driving long distances, on highway 1, North Island.

What makes it worse is the short three lanes passing sections.

You'll be doing 90K behind someone consistently, but then when a passing section comes up they do 110K, as you attempt to pass them.

When you look in the rear view mirror again, there back down to 90 K.

On the rare occasion I've try passing on a two lane road, at a dashed traffic line, about half the time they'll also speed up as soon as it obvious you're passing them, and again slowing down after you've passed them.

It's as if I'm offending their masculinity by passing them.

 

 

 

Agree!

 

If I were being charitable I'd suggest that it's because they feel more comfortable driving faster with more space on their side of the road and hence they speed up when there's a passing section.


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  #2390283 11-Jan-2020 16:10
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Agree!

 

If I were being charitable I'd suggest that it's because they feel more comfortable driving faster with more space on their side of the road and hence they speed up when there's a passing section.

 

 

If you start to pull in where you should be able to if they had not sped up, they tend to back off pretty damn quickly. Probably get on the local facebook page to cry about getting cut off by some crazy driver when they get back home tho...





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  #2390286 11-Jan-2020 16:27
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When I was still driving I had reached a point that if I found myself in a situation that @kingdragonfly was describing with a 90K driver I would just find a safe place to pull over, rest and let them get way ahead of me and just not stress about it. It was just not worth getting upset or angry over it. Driving angry is bad. 





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  #2390288 11-Jan-2020 16:39
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I console myself with the notion that it's more efficient driving at 90 km/h than 100 km/h ... but let it rip when there's a passing lane.


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  #2390294 11-Jan-2020 16:54
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People who complain about fastener choice when they manage to totally ruin them by their stubborn refusal to buy the correct tools to remove them. Idiots with allen wrenches in a torx screw.





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  #2390297 11-Jan-2020 17:03
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People who complain about fastener choice when they manage to totally ruin them by their stubborn refusal to buy the correct tools to remove them. Idiots with allen wrenches in a torx screw.



My father impressed on me from a young age always use the right tools for the job. If you don't have it don't borrow it. Buy the right tools and eventually you will always have the right tools.




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  #2390298 11-Jan-2020 17:04
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kingdragonfly:

 

You'll be doing 90K behind someone consistently, but then when a passing section comes up they do 110K, as you attempt to pass them.

 

Oh yes, hate that. I am going to get a hefty fine one day, because my driving style now is to floor it to get past when we get to a passing lane section. It's obviously a race. Never see them again (and I slow down to legal speed after I have passed).

 

On the rare occasion I've try passing on a two lane road, at a dashed traffic line, about half the time they'll also speed up as soon as it obvious you're passing them, and again slowing down after you've passed them.

 

That is the kind of thing that should cost someone their driver license, that is really dangerous

 

 


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