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35 minutes ago, Tongs ya bas said:

the complete lack of realism on tv.

Here's a for instance. When you see people cleaning their teeth, you never see the froth running down their chin. I'm right aren't I?

Who knows? Most people don't suffer from that problem.

Learn to listen without distortion and learn to look without imagination.

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43 minutes ago, Tongs ya bas said:

the complete lack of realism on tv.

Here's a for instance. When you see people cleaning their teeth, you never see the froth running down their chin. I'm right aren't I?

I take 'em out of a glass on a morning and put in my mouth, sorted.

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People who have window seats in the office and have the blinds down all day. Shoot them all. All of them. 

I sit in the corner of our office on the 27th floor, if the blinds are down i have a proper lovely view; Singapore cricket club, the Fullerton, Raffles in the background to my left, the water with little boats fannying about and then MBS to my right. The clowns in front of me pull ALL of the blinds fully down so all i can see is a half deflated balloon in front of some blinds.

And.... the stupid clock in front of me.. New York time is fast by 8 minutes; Mumbai 12; London slow by 7 and Tokyo just flashes. Fix it!!!!! 

 

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25 minutes ago, hindle xiii said:

I haven't slept very well all week, I was sick this morning, I haven't heard from anyone since Monday and my anxiety is back to where it was a few months ago.

:(

Anxiety has managed to ruin my life on several occasions.  Get help if you haven't already.

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27 minutes ago, Johnoco said:

They're better than the lowlife who press the button when there's clearly no traffic, but by the time they have gone it's on red for you and absolutely nobody there to cross. String em up.

I remember reading a quote from an ineffably smug book about slowing down your lifestyle, which recommended pressing the button on every crossing you encounter, whether you intend to cross or not, just to inflict your life choices on everyone else too. The author of that book is someone who should be means-tested for oxygen.

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16 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

I remember reading a quote from an ineffably smug book about slowing down your lifestyle, which recommended pressing the button on every crossing you encounter, whether you intend to cross or not, just to inflict your life choices on everyone else too. The author of that book is someone who should be means-tested for oxygen.

Was it Alain de Botton?

I bet it was Alain de Botton.

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2 hours ago, gingerjon said:

Was it Alain de Botton?

I bet it was Alain de Botton.

I forget the name, but vaguely recall that it was written by a husband'n'wife team, whose imbecile blissfulness was extensively catalogued in the book to a thoroughly regurgitative level.

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The general amount of waiting and queuing you have to do. It is usually caused by the lack of staff (call centres and supermarkets are the main culprits), lack of staff training or other people monopolising the time of staff. 

Another cause is management not being prepared to do the lower level roles, again supermarkets are the worst for this. 3 manned tills with 20 people waiting in each que and 2 manager stood there moaning about how slow the till staff are, rather than jump on one of the 10 free tills and serving customers. 

 

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McDojos that put money above everything else while trying to tie you into a 12 month contract at £55p/m for a maximum of two poorly timed lessons a week.  I'll pass, thank you.

(Edit: for context, I decided I have some spare time on my hands now so would like to get back into ju jitsu again after a decade out)

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Best place for this, I think.  I read in a secured report, that I unfortunately cannot share, that the average (mean) salary for a female project management professional is 30% less than for a male equivalent following a survey of over 2,000 qualified professionals.  (For interest, the median average is 33% less for a woman than man suggesting that the highest paid jobs are weighted heavily towards men as well)

This isn't a type of job that "suits" a particular gender, it really is a gender-irrelevant job so why the pay disparity?

For those who call themselves a "portfolio manager" the pay difference is 50% less for a woman compared to a man.

Are we really still in the type of country where what's in your underwear defines your salary for roles like this to this extent?  I thought by now it'd be the minority rather than getting to that level of statistic.

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1 minute ago, Robin Evans said:

Another one to pay for....

I thought the government had capped state benefits at two kids these days...

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On 01/09/2017 at 0:54 PM, Johnoco said:

They're better than the lowlife who press the button when there's clearly no traffic, but by the time they have gone it's on red for you and absolutely nobody there to cross. String em up.

I have to admit to being guilty of this; sheer unthinking habit that makes your finger hit the button sometimes. You can just feel the hatred of the waiting motorists burning into your soul as you hurriedly scuttle away. Sorry. :blush:

 

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Someone I think has already ranted about this but let me re-rant.

Where and when did drivers turning (and indicating) left, start drifting to their right to make the turn? What the hell's up wi' em?

???

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6 minutes ago, Phil said:

Someone I think has already ranted about this but let me re-rant.

Where and when did drivers turning (and indicating) left, start drifting to their right to make the turn? What the hell's up wi' em?

???

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scandinavian_flick

Probably not, though...

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12 hours ago, Phil said:

Someone I think has already ranted about this but let me re-rant.

Where and when did drivers turning (and indicating) left, start drifting to their right to make the turn? What the hell's up wi' em?

???

I do this where I live, as I am doing hairpin turns on the Alps.

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3 hours ago, Bob8 said:

I do this where I live, as I am doing hairpin turns on the Alps.

That I understand, driving through Halifax though? 

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16 hours ago, Phil said:

Someone I think has already ranted about this but let me re-rant.

Where and when did drivers turning (and indicating) left, start drifting to their right to make the turn? What the hell's up wi' em?

???

Where I live, the entrance to our quiet street is a bit small, two cars CAN get past each other but not by much, if you have one driver turning early onto the bigger road (although still very quiet road) then it's a potential accident, especially given the massive hedges of the house at the junction.  To help reduce that, I drift to the right on the bigger road to see around the corner and to give me plenty of time to do something if there's a problem there.

Advanced driving does teach that, especially for windy slow country roads where there may not be sufficient space for two cars to pass safely at speed.

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30 minutes ago, ckn said:

Where I live, the entrance to our quiet street is a bit small, two cars CAN get past each other but not by much, if you have one driver turning early onto the bigger road (although still very quiet road) then it's a potential accident, especially given the massive hedges of the house at the junction.  To help reduce that, I drift to the right on the bigger road to see around the corner and to give me plenty of time to do something if there's a problem there.

Advanced driving does teach that, especially for windy slow country roads where there may not be sufficient space for two cars to pass safely at speed.

That I can understand but not on an urban main road 

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1 hour ago, Phil said:

That I can understand but not on an urban main road 

People in larger cars not been able to get visibility on a left turn without approaching from a less acute angle?

Generally, driving and drivers (other than me, obvs) deserves a dedicated rant thread ;-)

 

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Wife's out at a friend's tonight so I decide on a quiet night in... I decided to have a soak in the bath and read my book.  Just got comfy when the phone rings, landline, only my gran and my wife's dad uses that so I thought it would be important after 8pm.  Ran to phone to hear "hello sirs, you in car accident, we help you money" with me dripping water on the bed.

As discussed earlier in this thread I usually am fairly polite or just hang up, this one got an "oh (fornicate) off" before I hung up.

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