So trivial, yet it really ticks you off.

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  1. Hercule

    Hercule Practically Family

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    Not so trivial (potentially) and it ticks me off:

    Why must cars, when they pass you on the highway seemingly swerve into you? I swear the other day on my way home from work one car came little more than an inch from my driver's side mirror as it passed me.
     
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  2. KILO NOVEMBER

    KILO NOVEMBER Practically Family

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    Were you drifting over the lane boundary?
     
  3. Hercule

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    Nope. (trying very hard not to take offence at your insinuation)
     
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  5. Hercule

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    Ok, I admit it. I was straddling the line and this guy had the gall to come up on me and want to squeeze through in his own lane on my left. And of course me being the way I am I refused to give way, so he damn near took my mirror off getting by. All this a 75 miles per hour during rush hour on the interstate. How dare I complain about it! I was the one who was wrong. Let that be a lesson to me! Thanks to your knee jerk reaction, which served to call me out, I have come clean and can now sleep peacefully. WHEW!!! Talk about cathartic! THANK YOU! I vow never to complain about anything ever again, lest my own guilt be revealed.

    Is that better?
     
  6. tonyb

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    Touchy, touchy.
     
  7. Hercule

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    Yeah well, one would think it would be obvious that this sub forum probably isn't the best place to be an advocatus diabolis.
     
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  8. tonyb

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    ^^^^^
    i just love it when you talk dirty.
     
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  9. Hercule

    Hercule Practically Family

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    Hopefully not anything like Gomez when Morticia speaks French.
     
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  10. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

    I don't know what it's like where you are, but in this part of southern California 30-40% of the people out driving around shouldn't be because they really don't know how to drive. Part of this for some of them is a seeming inability to stay in their own lanes. Just last week one of these geniuses driving down our street sideswiped a neighbor's car parked in front of our house--the only car parked there at the time, mind you--then attempted to use every excuse possible to try to explain how it wasn't his fault. Moron.
     
  11. Trenchfriend

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    Loungers, please don't say, that the same curiousity happens in the US!

    Today, I wanted to get another, smaller plastic basket for my kitchen sink, where I put the dirty cutlery in. And believe it or not, this classic simple thing is nearly nowhere available, actually! Not in our smalltown's supermarkets, even not in the drugstore chain and even classic department store got none! o_O
    I finally found a suitable one in the 1-Euro shop at the main station. Jesus!!

    Do they produce only the stainless steel ones, these days, not more the plastic ones??
     

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  12. tonyb

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    Research indicates that people all across the country tend to regard drivers in their region as worse than most.
     
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  13. tonyb

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    Society is collapsing.
     
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  14. tonyb

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    I take it that a “1 Euro shop” is pretty much the same thing as what we call a “dollar store” over this way?

    These aren’t the same as the old 5 and dimes (or 5 and 10s), which proliferated as recently as my early years. Among the goods the dollar stores sell is lotsa “distressed” merchandise — the stuff other retailers don’t want, for various reasons.
     
  15. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Drivers always seem to use the amount, or lack of, collisions that they have, or have not, been involved in, as some kind of yardstick to measure their driving skill. No matter how many collisions that have occurred in their rear view mirror, (which they were the cause of,) the lack of involvement must prove that their driving ability is without question.

    We have similar stores, one particular company calls itself 'Poundland.' I have never seen the inside of one, but I guess that Poundland means just that.
     
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  16. tonyb

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    Yeah, we got those kind of stores, too, but several of the more well-trafficked sites on the Internet has spelled the end to most of them.
     
  17. tonyb

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    In the five years we’ve lived in this house there have been a good half dozen traffic fatalities within a mile of here. Stretch that radius out to a couple-three miles and you run out of fingers and toes. Just a couple weeks ago there was a multi-fatality wreck on a stretch of limited-access highway maybe two miles from here. A couple months before that I came upon the scene of a car-meets-pole incident. I was told that I had just missed seeing the emergency personnel extract two dead people from the wreckage. Lucky me.

    This district is a gathering spot for street racers from all around the region. I’m guessing that’s mostly because it’s kinda centrally located and features long stretches of road without traffic signals. Sign post memorials — artificial flowers, laminated photographs, candles, etc. — are a common sight.

    I was a young man once. I don’t think that these boys (they’re almost all boys) are sinister or heartless. But they are thoughtless. And their thoughtlessness gets people killed.
     
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  18. Hercule

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    Seems to me that sort of thing only started popping up in the mid to late 80s. I believe there's a Spanish term for these memorials, but I can't remember it.
     
  19. MichaelRhB

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    I think it is caused from the other driver watching your vehicle instead of the lane in front of them. I've experienced this too and every time I'm passed I glance at the driver looking at me instead of his own lane.
     
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  20. MichaelRhB

    MichaelRhB One of the Regulars

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    I haven't raked leaves in decades for just these reasons. Besides, they make the yard beautiful for a few weeks a year.
     

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