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Not round here. where the first thing people do when the dark nights come is to remove one headlamp bulb.

I was once stopped by the police outside my house and made to sit in the back of the police car while he waited for a colleague to bring a breathalyser. A friend of course happened to drive past at the same time meaning that there were plenty of tongues wagging.

This is apparently standard procedure for a tail light being out.

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My youngest was stopped recently (young bloke, Corsa, recently passed).  The copper seemed determined to nail him.  "I thought you took that last roundabout a bit fast do you know what speed you were doing?".  "Yes 30mph definitely cos I've got a black box fitted so I'm careful not to speed".  He then went through the whole is this your car, insured, MOTd, licence ok blah blah all of which he already knew the answer to.  Then he said he was going to check the database in his car to check "you are not your brother" to which my son replied "you crack on mate".  Having established he was who he said he was he then moved on desperately to "when I first stopped you I noticed you touch your right hand pocket.  Is there anything I should know?"

 

By this time Dan is seriously P&%$£d off and replies "listen mate you can see my possessions on the seat next to me, wallet, fags and lighter and you have stopped me under the Road Traffic Act.  I will however submit to a search if that's what you really want".  The copper finally gave up and said "ok on your way".

In the blink of an eye it could all be taken away.  Be grateful always.

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Not round here. where the first thing people do when the dark nights come is to remove one headlamp bulb.

Ah another favourite. I almost crashed into someone on the A64 driving halfway over on my side due to them only having one headlight, and to all intents and purposes looking like a motorbike on the other side of the road. Ever since then I've vowed to track down anyone with a broken headlight and kill them in cold blood.

 

I decided to settle for shaking my head in a vaguely annoyed manner but the point stands.

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Ah another favourite. I almost crashed into someone on the A64 driving halfway over on my side due to them only having one headlight, and to all intents and purposes looking like a motorbike on the other side of the road. Ever since then I've vowed to track down anyone with a broken headlight and kill them in cold blood.

 

I decided to settle for shaking my head in a vaguely annoyed manner but the point stands.

 

We get a lot of that here. I've learnt to treat every approaching headlight as if it's a car.

 

Worse that that are the pedestrians who don't understand that street lights throw pools of light and oceans of dark! They often wear black and walk in the street rather than on the perfectly good pavement at the side. PLUS, the hundreds of dickhead parents who, while holding their child's hand as they walk along the ill-lit road wearing black, insist on having the child on the outside. FFS! If I hadn't eaten all my carrots when my mum told me, I'd've killed dozens by now.

 

I do love this country, but it drives me to distraction at times!

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We get a lot of that here. I've learnt to treat every approaching headlight as if it's a car.

Worse that that are the pedestrians who don't understand that street lights throw pools of light and oceans of dark! They often wear black and walk in the street rather than on the perfectly good pavement at the side. PLUS, the hundreds of dickhead parents who, while holding their child's hand as they walk along the ill-lit road wearing black, insist on having the child on the outside. FFS! If I hadn't eaten all my carrots when my mum told me, I'd've killed dozens by now.

I do love this country, but it drives me to distraction at times!

Are you still in Greece? A wonderful, but confusing and frustrating country.

I love the place, and loved living there, but I could have screamed at times in frustration.

"it is a well known fact that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it."

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Are you still in Greece? A wonderful, but confusing and frustrating country.

I love the place, and loved living there, but I could have screamed at times in frustration.

 

Yes I am.

 

And yes, exactly!

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Are you still in Greece? A wonderful, but confusing and frustrating country.

I love the place, and loved living there, but I could have screamed at times in frustration.

 

So, not unlike the UK!

“If you understand, things are just as they are; if you do not understand, things are just as they are.” Zen Proverb

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The worst employment agency story I have is of one bloke who wanted to charge me an introduction fee for a potential employer that I met when attending a training course! I of course told him where to go in no uncertain terms - he replied by threatening to get me blacklisted in the quite small, close knit Business Intelligence contractor world. It's no surprise that he is known as Tricky Dicky (a pretty close play on his actual name) in the trade.

PM me who he is and who he works for. t recruit in the BI area and don't like sharks,

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Those that don't grasp that use of headlights is so you can be seen as well as see yourself.

YES! I travel to and from work in the dark at this time of year and flash my lights and toot my horn, even shout out of the window at those in the dark, I have even been a victim of road rage for pointing out that it was dark and the law says you should have your lights on.

 

Mind you, I live in Bradford where lights and indicators are optional.

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Someone created a distribution list for a very small area of the NHS but accidentally included over half of the NHS employees in it. So far today, my mailbox is full of daft people replying to it going "why am I being sent this?!", "not for me", "me either" and so on. Just sodding delete it, why reply when you clearly know it's and error and so do lots of other people!

"When in deadly danger, when beset by doubt; run in little circles, wave your arms and shout"

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Someone created a distribution list for a very small area of the NHS but accidentally included over half of the NHS employees in it. So far today, my mailbox is full of daft people replying to it going "why am I being sent this?!", "not for me", "me either" and so on. Just sodding delete it, why reply when you clearly know it's and error and so do lots of other people!

The last five replies have been "please remove me from this email chain" type of replies. Completely missing the point of Reply to All in Outlook.

"When in deadly danger, when beset by doubt; run in little circles, wave your arms and shout"

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I will bet that anyone living oop north got home after yesterdays game before me. As I had a horrible journey home.

The stewards outside the ground sent everybody to the tube entrance, and I needed the TRAIN, not the tube, anyone living in London should know the difference. When I asked which way to the train station I was directed to the tube station, three times. before I finally lost it, shouting and swearing at one of the Numpties before his supervisor came over and directed me to Stratford International, it had taken me 35 minutes.

When I got to Ashford, the train I was hoping to catch was cancelled, One Per Hour normally. The replacement bus turned up, late, we got on, and the driver turned the engine off and said he wasn;t the 1815 replacement, he was acyually the 2015 replacement, so we all got turfed off. We stood around waiting for the 1815 bus until 1900, then went and caught the 1915 train instead, when I got to Hastings, I had to wait for the LAST bus of the day, at 2015, which as usual was late, and I finally got home at 2045.

 

Four and a half hours to do sixty five miles

 

To quote Tony, above "I love this country" (Heavy Sarcasm)

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After consistently working 2-4 hours paid overtime for the last two years, and this is work that needs doing to get the job done, I've been asked to justify the hours I'm doing.

Fine, I understand there have to be controls and checks but given that the whole place can see that I'm there from 8:30-5:30 at least 4 days a week and that the whole dept is running to stand still, im not massively happy about it.

"Freedom without socialism is privilege and injustice, socialism without freedom is slavery and brutality" - Mikhail Bakunin

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I will bet that anyone living oop north got home after yesterdays game before me. As I had a horrible journey home.

The stewards outside the ground sent everybody to the tube entrance, and I needed the TRAIN, not the tube, anyone living in London should know the difference. When I asked which way to the train station I was directed to the tube station, three times. before I finally lost it, shouting and swearing at one of the Numpties before his supervisor came over and directed me to Stratford International, it had taken me 35 minutes.

When I got to Ashford, the train I was hoping to catch was cancelled, One Per Hour normally. The replacement bus turned up, late, we got on, and the driver turned the engine off and said he wasn;t the 1815 replacement, he was acyually the 2015 replacement, so we all got turfed off. We stood around waiting for the 1815 bus until 1900, then went and caught the 1915 train instead, when I got to Hastings, I had to wait for the LAST bus of the day, at 2015, which as usual was late, and I finally got home at 2045.

Four and a half hours to do sixty five miles

To quote Tony, above "I love this country" (Heavy Sarcasm)

It didn't cause us any delays as such but we were also given duff info about directions to the tube and were directed to Stratford international instead. Maybe they were just having fun with the thickos from the island.
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Took me nearly 4 hours to get home instead of the expected 55 mins, but that was because my youngest son got separated from us at one of the stop/go boards, didn't have a working phone and couldn't remember what tube station to go to. He couldn't use a phonebox either because he doesn't know any phone numbers because they're stored in his phone. And guess what, he doesn't know how to walk anywhere, because he needs his phone to give him directions. Teenagers!

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Took me nearly 4 hours to get home instead of the expected 55 mins, but that was because my youngest son got separated from us at one of the stop/go boards, didn't have a working phone and couldn't remember what tube station to go to. He couldn't use a phonebox either because he doesn't know any phone numbers because they're stored in his phone. And guess what, he doesn't know how to walk anywhere, because he needs his phone to give him directions. Teenagers!

I blame Nigel Wood (before anyone else does). :P 

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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It didn't cause us any delays as such but we were also given duff info about directions to the tube and were directed to Stratford international instead. Maybe they were just having fun with the thickos from the island.

 

A lot of people genuinely don't know how many different stations and entrances there are there.

Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. (Terry Pratchett)

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Pah! Newbie! I blame Mo!

Then I blame Bill Fallowfield, so ner.

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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Someone created a distribution list for a very small area of the NHS but accidentally included over half of the NHS employees in it. So far today, my mailbox is full of daft people replying to it going "why am I being sent this?!", "not for me", "me either" and so on. Just sodding delete it, why reply when you clearly know it's and error and so do lots of other people!

You would be amazed how often that happened at my previous employers - bare in mind that they are a "leading technology outsourcing provider", but 100s of numpties didn't understand the reply all button in Outlook!

"it is a well known fact that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it."

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