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What Cheeses Me Off!!!!

Discussion in 'Off Topic Discussion' started by ChallengeLee, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. Dieseldog

    Dieseldog Member

    You know what really, really pi%#£> , oops, sorry, PISSES ME OFF.
    Planning a trip for years, the missus wants to go to Cairns, so I say, we'll make a good trip out of it. I've always wanted to see the dinosaur stampede. We do Cairns, BEAUTIFUL! Get to Winton, drop the van off at the back of the pub ( very nice publican ), head off towards the stampede. 5 k's on the dirt, had to turn around. The road is used by road trains as well. IT WAS SO BLOODY ROUGH. Hasn't been graded in a hundred years. We have a four wheel drive, I tried 100k's, I tried 80k's, I tried 20, 10, 5 k's was ridiculous to do 100 kilometres at. So cheesed off, I turned around, picked up the van and drove all the way back to Townsville. STEAMING I was.
    We had a 24 pack of plastic water bottles in the back. When we pulled the bottles out of the plastic, they looked as though I had rolled them around on sand paper.
    Unbelievable, why can't they run a grader over it a bit more often?
    Sorry, but I had to vent!!!!
     
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  2. komaterpillar

    komaterpillar Well-Known Member

    Has a 4wd, whinges about a rough road.
    Sell the fourby...
     
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  3. mikehzz

    mikehzz Well-Known Member

    Mate, it crosses the line if your water bottles get messed up...:p
     
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  4. Dieseldog

    Dieseldog Member

    What cheeses me off, is when you sign up to a forum to have your say, or to vent, and you end up with dickheads bagging you!
    THATS WHAT REALLY CHEESES ME OFF!
     
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  5. Dieseldog

    Dieseldog Member

    Oh, and by the mikehzz, it wasn't so much the water. That was just to give an idea of how bad it was. It was the beers that upset me more. But glass takes a little longer to show sign of wear. But that's only science.
     
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  6. rogerazz

    rogerazz 4x4 Earth Contributer

    Hang in mate, just like I did. Even though I am one of the nicest blokes you could ever meet I still get canned. I am not in the habit of negativity, put downs etc. but I have weathered the storm.
    However sometimes you do have to give as good as you get and the boys (and girls) mostly love the banter.:).
    Anyway, what cheeses me off are people who disagree with me, even though I know I am right.:rolleyes:
     
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  7. mikehzz

    mikehzz Well-Known Member

    Mate, the water bottles weren't cutting it for me....but the beers, fair dinkum, its an emergency situation :eek:
     
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  8. komaterpillar

    komaterpillar Well-Known Member

    GUMTREE!!!

    1. Trying to buy off sellers that simply will not reply to gumtree messages, text messages, answer calls...

    2. Sellers with unrealistic prices who ask you to make an offer and then get offended by your reallistic offer.
    Example, found a new diff carrier and diff gears all new in boxes and not assembled, the gears aren't the ratio i want so i ask if he will just sell me just the carrier. He says yeah no worries make an offer.
    The add waffles on about how this item is worth far more to buy in australia blah blah blah whatever. Apparantely $2k worth of parts to buy in oz. I can get the same carrier off the manufacturer delivered to my door for $650 including express postage from the UK to my door step. So i offer $550 for the carrier and postage expecting a counter off of something like $550 and I'll pay postage from perth to the east coast, so around $590 in total. An outcome i figure is fair considering its fairly close to what it would cost for me to source my own staright from the manufacturer and then also have any proof of purchase in my name. And i get no reply, not even a counter offer.
    Whatevs I'll just buy my own, its only an extra $60, it just winds me up when someone asks for an offer and expects you to offer top dollar straight off the bat. Why not just give me your price to start with?
     
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  9. komaterpillar

    komaterpillar Well-Known Member

    "Built not bought" stickers, normally plastered across the windscreen of some bogan spec shitheap and commonly found parked up at your local TJM, ARB ect.
    Hhhmmm built? Yeah but by who...
     
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  10. hiluxdriver

    hiluxdriver Well-Known Member

    And the 4wds kitted out with ARB everything that have somehow "taken it to next level". Whatever level that is.
     
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  11. Bomber2012

    Bomber2012 Well-Known Member

    "the next level" ?????? I agree WTF is the next level ?? seem to be reading it everywhere , shits me too .
     
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  12. Bomber2012

    Bomber2012 Well-Known Member

    What cheeses me off is 4WD supacentre emails , I cannot count how many times I have clicked "unsubscribe" but I still receive at least 2 a day .
    Would I have a case for electronic stalking ?
     
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  13. komaterpillar

    komaterpillar Well-Known Member

    Maybe taking the personal loan to the next level because the brand new vehicle has been fitted out before it leaves the dealer and before the new owner has even had a chance to drive it and see what shortcomings may need improving.
    "Yeah nah we'll just take it straight to ARB to have most of the catalogue thrown at it"
    The offroad image rules in this industry regardless of how often the tyres actually touch dirt.
    Atleast i get a giggle out of it
     
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  14. 2002GU3

    2002GU3 Active Member

    "the next level" is the one that comes after the previous level !!! ( sorry, couldn't resist )
     
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  15. komaterpillar

    komaterpillar Well-Known Member

    Need to assess what level my fourby is on so I can see what i need to go to the next level, and maybe get some quotes from the 3 letter acronym accessory outlets
     
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  16. hiluxdriver

    hiluxdriver Well-Known Member

    Is the criteria to judge what level your 4wd on managed by the state or is it national? If possible I'd rather be in a state where my 4wd is on a higher level - for bragging rights of course.
     
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  17. dno67

    dno67 Well-Known Member

    A lot of those 4wds that get fitted out by the dealer before being picked up by the purchaser
    are to make the accessories tax deductible.
     
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  18. itlldoo

    itlldoo Well-Known Member

    I'm on my own level,:cool:
     
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  19. ShaunOz

    ShaunOz Active Member

    Country towns without a bakery. I love a rough pasty on the road. Nothing worse than going through Port Augusta and the best grub found is a floppy servo hotdog :mad:
     
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  20. GaryM

    GaryM Well-Known Member

    This is common. Decent roadhouses used to be everywhere and open all night. You cover a lot of miles now to find them. Damn those super servos, with maccas and 15 types of fast junk food etc. Not one, worth its salt. Alright, maybe theres 1.

    Am i wearing rose coloured glasses or am I right? I swear roadhouses on the major highways had great food. A welcome part of any roadtrip used to be the roadhouse.
     
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