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What Cheeses Me Off!!!!

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

  1. Mr Rum

    Mr Rum Well-Known Member

    A couple of weeks back we came across just that.
    We were getting a quote for some work done next door to one of those pop up bargain Christmas places (it was in the car park where the green Oz Tackle icon is), and there were cars parked everywhere.
    The worst would have to have been the vehicle parked where the red pin is. Blocking the service station driveway.

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    There was a b-double stuck in the servo for a good fifteen minutes before the owner of the car finally came back and got out of the way.
     
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  2. GaryM

    GaryM Well-Known Member

    I always wonder about that situation, sometimes I think the mentality is they feel safe on the wide stretch and open up a little, but scared when it narrows back down. Of they think youre a hoon because you caught them, and needed to be slowed down. Their speedo says 100, (actual 96) so you must be hooning.
     
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  3. dno67

    dno67 Well-Known Member

    Perfect spot to park.
     
  4. dno67

    dno67 Well-Known Member

    I
    I recon there happy traveling along until people try passing, then they feel there
    been holding everyone up so increase there speed satisfying there own mind that
    there not holding anyone up. Once anyone can no-longer pass, they slow thinking
    know-one wants to now pass till the next overtaking lane. Then it all starts again.
     
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  5. Blue_haired_man

    Blue_haired_man Well-Known Member

    I actually just think they are just wankers. If they were doing 96 or 106 I could deal with that, but if they want to sit there doing 20-30km under the speed limit they should be sitting in peak hour traffic not on a highway. Every trucky I’ve ever called on the radio and let them know I’ll give them space to get one car closer to a chance of an overtaking opportunity has always been rather appreciative.
     
  6. rogerazz

    rogerazz 4x4 Earth Contributer

    There are heaps of drivers on the road that do not have any idea. It's just that when they grow old and pull a van , many of them still have no idea. Simple answer, I have a large sign on back of van giving my call name and my channel and receive lots of calls from truckies asking to pass, especially loggers around Vic. S.A. coast. Left indicator (OK to pass me) sign comes in handy too. Would you believe many ordinary car drivers don't understand this sign an think you are pulling over ??:rolleyes:.
    When things get difficult, I just pull over for a break.
    And as far as stops, I use stops just for that ,pit stop and parking bays ( always in van bays) for a meal. I don't sleep in my van at Truck rest stops or parking bays. I just find somewhere else like a free camp spot or caravan park if necessary.
    No need to drive fast, just learn to keep an eye out, use logic and consider the truckies because they are on time frames.:)
     
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  7. loose cannon

    loose cannon Well-Known Member

    Must be different on the west coast rog. Two blinks on the right indicator is 'ok to pass me' and as you move back over to the left lane after overtaking a single left blink followed by a single right blink is 'thank you'.
     
  8. mikehzz

    mikehzz Well-Known Member

    I reckon it's just herd mentality. They unconsciously speed up when those around them speed up just like all herd animals. They can't help it, they're morons. :)
     
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  9. Spooner

    Spooner Well-Known Member

    Todays Media Hype with the weather , if its going to rain its Noah proportion flooding , and if it gets over 35 degrees we will all die :eek:
    Pushing a modern day climate change agenda to the max , that ends up making them look stupid with the results.
     
  10. Bomber2012

    Bomber2012 Well-Known Member

    Seems to be the modern world Rick , everyday you sift thought the bullshit to find the truth .
     
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  11. itlldoo

    itlldoo Well-Known Member

    did you find it !:)
    I'VE LOOKED & LOOKED :(
    couldn't find it, so i stopped looking :oops:
    It's all BS.:cool:
     
  12. BlueCollie

    BlueCollie Active Member

    Sensationalism is the language of most 'journalists' these days, it's the only thing that sells.
     
  13. rogerazz

    rogerazz 4x4 Earth Contributer

    Roy Morgan results 2017 from best to worst professions.
    Check out TV reporters @17 and I reckon Journalists @20 in general fall lower than that. When you consider the advertising @5 and bulls*it that comes from that and the mouths of the media personnel on TV.

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  14. dno67

    dno67 Well-Known Member

    Where's the tradie rating ?
     
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  15. GaryM

    GaryM Well-Known Member

    We ask for it. They deliver. This particular flavour of sensationalism might not be your tastes, but seems most people like some form of sensationalism. Extremes seem to match each other too.

    Dieticians make recipes for Kale salad, so some indulgent person makes recipes for loaded donuts.
    Scrubby says ban 4WD, I want a bigger bullbar.

    I think we might be reactionary critters.
     
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  16. rogerazz

    rogerazz 4x4 Earth Contributer

    Sorry. I cut it out as I did not want to offend anyone. however I guess the truth can hurt some times :).

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  17. mikehzz

    mikehzz Well-Known Member

    Exactly, news is a commodity they are selling and they are after the most customers they can get. The same applies to tv shows.
     
  18. GaryM

    GaryM Well-Known Member

    Scenario
    Woman tries to start her 4WD at shopping centre carpark, its in gear so jumps forward a cm or two, or more rocks a little on the spot.
    With her 35s and a lift, to witnesses it appears to be some impatient hillnbilly trying to mount the curb
    By the time it hits Facebook she nearly killed a number of kids
    And by the time FB is finished, she was Muslim.

    No 'professional' spinmasters involved. How does the media compete with that? Run with the story thats how.
     
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  19. BIGCOL

    BIGCOL Well-Known Member

    I feel pretty good, being a Tradie and having to carry that lot above me Ha!

    Col.
     
  20. dno67

    dno67 Well-Known Member

    Mate told me a story yesterday about a plumbing problem his had.
    Cup weekend had a blocked sewer line, told the tank needed emptying.
    Rang another mate and got it emptied on a sunday, mates rates. done
    mine at the same time.
    Last week, it blocked again. Rang local plumber who was 500m down the road
    and say's no problem he could duck around and have a look. At $74.00
    an hour. re dug the already loosened soil approximately 300mm deep 400mm long and said the problem was the S trap before the tank, opened the IO poked it with a stick, problem now flowing. Had a cuppa and talked shit for 20min about replacing the line to the tank then ask's mates Mrs for $250.00.
    Line blocked again, ol mate chased up the bloke the plumbed the house originally
    some ten years ago before they brought. His an hours drive away offers to come over and have a look,re digs the S trap for a look, say's he can cut it out out if ol mates wants to it removed but runs the chance of possible smell at the house. Ol mate says how much to do that ? Plumber say's arrr, $50.00 and where all good. Had a cuppa and a chat and leaves with everyone happy. Unlike the local bloke when ol mate next see's him face to face.
     

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