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  Reply # 1471222 14-Jan-2016 18:24
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  • People who indicate right when entering a roundabout when they have the intention of going straight, not going around (mentioned before)


This was the rules when I got my licence back in the early 2000's. They changed it about 2 years after I got my licence. If you were going left, you indicated left. If you were going straight or right, you indicated right, until you passed the exist before your exit, then indicated left to exit.


Yes but the rules now make more sense. And people just don't "get it".





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  Reply # 1471224 14-Jan-2016 18:27
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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...


They do that oblivious to the fact that there is a massive gap 2-3 cars back from them as well. Which really annoys.

One of mine is when you stop to let another car thru a narrow gap coming the other way, and they SLOW DOWN SO MUCH meaning they keep you waiting longer for them.




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  Reply # 1471226 14-Jan-2016 18:28
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robcreid: I make a conscious effort to be a calm, non aggressive driver and try not to let the idiots spoil my mood but one thing still gets me instantly foaming at the mouth.

You are calmly driving along in rush hour, traffic is packed solid but still moving. Up ahead you see someone on a side road waiting to turn left and join the main road.
You slow down just a little to allow a small gap to open up so that by the time you reach the side road there is room for them slot in without disrupting the flow of traffic too much.
You flash your lights to show that you intend to let them in.
Rather than promptly pulling out and getting up to speed in a timely fashion they sit there smiling and waving at you to thank you for letting them in, and by the time they think about getting into gear and pulling out the gap has closed and you have to stop to make room for them.


You must be foreign.  A kiwi driver wouldn't let someone in.  That's why they are so grateful!


Yep.I do. Drivers in the US are awesome at letting people in. 

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  Reply # 1471230 14-Jan-2016 18:34
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joker97: Using apostrophes to denote anything other than possession.


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

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  Reply # 1471231 14-Jan-2016 18:36
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jmh: 
You must be foreign.  A kiwi driver wouldn't let someone in.  That's why they are so grateful!

Nope, I'm a Kiwi. I did spend 10 years overseas watching how sensible people drive, I guess some of it rubbed off.
 

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  Reply # 1471236 14-Jan-2016 18:44
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TV Ad with screaming child imploring me to buy something. Scream away you awful mammal, and I hope you scream like that at home, where your awful employer father thinks you are just precocious, and should go well on TV. What a loser!

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  Reply # 1471272 14-Jan-2016 19:55
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idle: TV Ad with screaming child imploring me to buy something. Scream away you awful mammal, and I hope you scream like that at home, where your awful employer father thinks you are just precocious, and should go well on TV. What a loser!


That's a bit harsh




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  Reply # 1471279 14-Jan-2016 20:04
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"Accelerated Flow" on TV shows- the director has created a nice ending to the story with mood music as the credits roll. Instead of getting that, they shrink the credits to half or a quarter of the screen, mute the original sound, and start screaming at you about what's coming up next. At twice the volume of the show you were watching. Jarring and annoying.

Cyclists who run red lights. I recently saw one in town a couple of weekends ago (weekend of the Wellington Santa Parade). He sailed round a corner and straight through a red light, and crashed into a woman pushing a child in a stroller who was crossing perfectly sensibly after waiting for the green-man cross-now signal. Understandably, she shouted some words about how idiotic he was at him, as she picked her child up off the road. Unbelievably, he shouted abuse at her before pedaling off, with no effort to even check if the kid was OK.

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  Reply # 1471318 14-Jan-2016 20:37
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JimmyH: 
Cyclists who run red lights. I recently saw one in town a couple of weekends ago (weekend of the Wellington Santa Parade). He sailed round a corner and straight through a red light, and crashed into a woman pushing a child in a stroller who was crossing perfectly sensibly after waiting for the green-man cross-now signal. Understandably, she shouted some words about how idiotic he was at him, as she picked her child up off the road. Unbelievably, he shouted abuse at her before pedaling off, with no effort to even check if the kid was OK.


Pedestrians frustrate me to no end.
I ride a longboard to work on the footpath (along the waterfront in Auckland) and I like to think I am very courteous to others while doing so.
The pedestrians however, despite it being a shared footpath, seem hell bent on having their faces buried in their phones or just generally not paying attention to anything around them (god help them if a car runs off the road... no chance). 
Then when they do pay attention, they don't abide by the deliberately painted lines on the footpath AND then don't bother applying road rules... STICK LEFT damn it. Just some common sense would be nice... 

Abide by the markings on the footpath, then if they don't exist, apply the road rules. Not a hard ask, I'd have thought.

Unfortunately having to teach a few people the hard way (I've had a couple of collisions because they couldn't make up their minds)





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  Reply # 1471327 14-Jan-2016 20:48
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Pedestrians? Hmmm. Why can't just keep left? They do while driving, so why not while walking?

And why do they have to walk three or four abreast on a shared footpath?

Or why do they leave a shop without looking left or right to see if there are people already walking down, you know, the footpath?








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  Reply # 1471330 14-Jan-2016 20:54
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freitasm: Pedestrians? Hmmm. Why can't just keep left? They do while driving, so why not while walking?

And why do they have to walk three or four abreast on a shared footpath?

Or why do they leave a shop without looking left or right to see if there are people already walking down, you know, the footpath?






We are all pedestrians ;)




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  Reply # 1471334 14-Jan-2016 20:59
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Health and Safety Gone Mad

This just about sums it up

And do't get me started on Political Correctness

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  Reply # 1471336 14-Jan-2016 21:00
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Unbelievably, he shouted abuse at her before pedaling off, with no effort to even check if the kid was OK.

Guy probably drives the same in his big black hsv on weekdays.

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  Reply # 1471346 14-Jan-2016 21:20
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DaveB: Health and Safety Gone Mad

This just about sums it up

And do't get me started on Political Correctness


That one time I was a H&S officer at a "large telecommunications company" in a retail store of some sorts I had to print off a poison label for the methylated spirits bottle as per the request of the OSH officer to also state it wasn't grape juice. I wish I was kidding...

I turned around to the OSH officer and said "Everyone in the store is over 20 years of age, do you really think anyone would be that retarded to mistake methylated spirits for grape juice and consume enough to actually go blind or die from it?" her response was "yes, I do, please label it".

I couldn't even...

I also had to start wearing a hard hat every time I went up a small step ladder to get stock from the shelves. They've turned mad.




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  Reply # 1471347 14-Jan-2016 21:21
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richms:
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!


Why would you be stacking wet washed dishes?

Because at that moment no one is doing the drying.

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