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  Reply # 1587772 7-Jul-2016 17:47
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I'm sure it's already been mentioned, but since we're on roundabouts, botanical freakn' gardens!  I'm sure truck drivers and people in Jeeps or Hummers don't have an issue but I do.

 

I drive a sports car, but I'm no lower in my seat than a motorcyclist or average Honda Civic driver or something.  The Auckland council would rather I stare at dying flowers and light brown gorse than accurately determine traffic flow in my general direction to make a safe entrance.

 

I've seriously considered taking a weed trimmer to my local one.  A statue or rock garden would look much better and allow for better visibility.






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  Reply # 1587774 7-Jul-2016 17:53
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DravidDavid:

 

I'm sure it's already been mentioned, but since we're on roundabouts, botanical freakn' gardens!  I'm sure truck drivers and people in Jeeps or Hummers don't have an issue but I do.

 

I drive a sports car, but I'm no lower in my seat than a motorcyclist or average Honda Civic driver or something.  The Auckland council would rather I stare at dying flowers and light brown gorse than accurately determine traffic flow in my general direction to make a safe entrance.

 

I've seriously considered taking a weed trimmer to my local one.  A statue or rock garden would look much better and allow for better visibility.

 

 

I find the giant give way sign on the end of the island to be more of a problem than the gardens on the roundabout. The sign blocks seeing cars indicators till I am basically over the lines.





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  Reply # 1587827 7-Jul-2016 18:58
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DravidDavid:

 

I'm sure it's already been mentioned, but since we're on roundabouts, botanical freakn' gardens!  I'm sure truck drivers and people in Jeeps or Hummers don't have an issue but I do.

 

I drive a sports car, but I'm no lower in my seat than a motorcyclist or average Honda Civic driver or something.  The Auckland council would rather I stare at dying flowers and light brown gorse than accurately determine traffic flow in my general direction to make a safe entrance.

 

I've seriously considered taking a weed trimmer to my local one.  A statue or rock garden would look much better and allow for better visibility.

 

 

I find the giant give way sign on the end of the island to be more of a problem than the gardens on the roundabout. The sign blocks seeing cars indicators till I am basically over the lines.

 

 

I havn't had much issues with signs unless they're those big "WELCOME TO WHATEVER VILLAGE" type signage in the middle of roundabouts sometimes.  Who approves this stuff?  Can I make a legitimate complaint that would actually solve anything?  There does not seem to be any sort of enforced regulation as the gardens can vary from as tall as me to indicator blockers.






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  Reply # 1587904 7-Jul-2016 22:09
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DravidDavid:

 

I'm sure it's already been mentioned, but since we're on roundabouts, botanical freakn' gardens!  I'm sure truck drivers and people in Jeeps or Hummers don't have an issue but I do.

 

I drive a sports car, but I'm no lower in my seat than a motorcyclist or average Honda Civic driver or something.  The Auckland council would rather I stare at dying flowers and light brown gorse than accurately determine traffic flow in my general direction to make a safe entrance.

 

I've seriously considered taking a weed trimmer to my local one.  A statue or rock garden would look much better and allow for better visibility.

 

 

 

 

Many moons ago when I was up at University, there was a roundabout near our campus that had two dirty tyre tracks that went straight ahead if you were coming from town, turned right on top and exited towards the student carpark.

 

 






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  Reply # 1587943 8-Jul-2016 08:53
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DravidDavid:

 

I havn't had much issues with signs unless they're those big "WELCOME TO WHATEVER VILLAGE" type signage in the middle of roundabouts sometimes.  

 

 

All those "Welcome to/Haere ra from county/region/district/whatever" signs.

 

I don't object to the signs per se, but to the ridiculous waste of money that they represent. I mean, who *cares* what county/region/district they happen to be driving through?Does the council/authority/whatever believe that a sign like this makes the motorist feel welcome? What motorist cares whether they're welcome in a county/region/district they happen to be driving through anyway?

 

 


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  Reply # 1587966 8-Jul-2016 09:26
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That a thread about things that annoy you is so much longer than the orther thread on little things that make you happy (sic)

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  Reply # 1587981 8-Jul-2016 09:49
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DravidDavid:

 

I drive a sports car.

 

 

 

 

People driving sports cars annoy me when I'm driving our large SUV, as much as people driving SUVs annoy me when I'm driving our sports car.


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  Reply # 1590615 12-Jul-2016 22:04
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The fact that, since Southern Cross took over Ellenco, the small Chch company we were with for many years, our dog's insurance has gone from $550/year to $1,350 a year in only 2 years, with worse cover and service...

 

Worse still, he is too old at 9 for any other insurer to consider now I think.






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Morons who come up with portmanteaus like 'Hiddleswift' to name the latest Hollywood celebrity couple.



Just when I had our portmanteau all sorted honey....

Hmm, what to write...
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  Reply # 1590793 13-Jul-2016 08:26
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Morons who come up with portmanteaus like 'Hiddleswift' to name the latest Hollywood celebrity couple.

 



Just when I had our portmanteau all sorted honey....

 

 

 

Kerkermitmint?





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  Reply # 1590810 13-Jul-2016 09:03
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DarthKermit: Morons who come up with portmanteaus like 'Hiddleswift' to name the latest Hollywood celebrity couple. 

 

Forced names like "Hiddleswift" are too try-hard (and just awful) and whoever came up with that particular one should be shot. I call that particular coupling 'TayTo.

 

But some of them are kinda fun. Like when (footballer) Tom Brady dated (model) Giselle Bundchen and they were called "Brady Bunch". Or when (Mr Nickelback) Chad Kroeger married (equally awful musician) Avril Lavigne and they were called "Chavs". Or as far back as the 1940s when (actor) Cary Grant married the heiress to the Woolworths fortune and they were called "Cash and Cary".


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  Reply # 1592206 13-Jul-2016 19:02
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Apples that look fresh and crispy on the outside but turn out to be rotten at the core.





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  Reply # 1595604 20-Jul-2016 13:10
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People who buy a pooch and leave it at home all day to annoy the neighbours with incessant barking and whining while they are at work!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 


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  Reply # 1595618 20-Jul-2016 13:29
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andrew027:

 

DarthKermit: Morons who come up with portmanteaus like 'Hiddleswift' to name the latest Hollywood celebrity couple. 

 

Forced names like "Hiddleswift" are too try-hard (and just awful) and whoever came up with that particular one should be shot. I call that particular coupling 'TayTo.

 

But some of them are kinda fun. Like when (footballer) Tom Brady dated (model) Giselle Bundchen and they were called "Brady Bunch". Or when (Mr Nickelback) Chad Kroeger married (equally awful musician) Avril Lavigne and they were called "Chavs". Or as far back as the 1940s when (actor) Cary Grant married the heiress to the Woolworths fortune and they were called "Cash and Cary".

 

 

Not a couple-name, but my current favourite is BoJo for Boris Johnson - not far off Bozo - which many people would call apt. I happen to like him for his amusement value if not his politics. 


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  Reply # 1596016 21-Jul-2016 09:31
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Probably already mentioned but windscreen wipers...

 

When:

 

  • They squeak or screech even slightly
  • They don't remove every drop of water or leave streaks (will pull over immediately to correct this)
  • They are on more than they need to be (eg: set to constant when it's just spitting. This only annoys me when I'm a passenger as I don't ever do it. It even annoys me when other cars that driving past do it lol)
  • When people forget to turn them off after it stops raining (are you paying attention to your surroundings if you don't notice two black sticks swinging in front of your face?)
  • Small wipers that don't wipe enough of the window

Yeah, windscreen wipers...


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