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post #33166 of 67902
this family with little kids is sitting in the coffee shop where I do my work. the kids are very very noisy. the parents are ignoring them. more than half the people in the coffee shop are there to work. there is a one year old or so who is pounding cups on the table and yelling. what the fuck are people thinking? there are plenty of places for kids in the world, this isn't one of them.
post #33167 of 67902
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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post

this family with little kids is sitting in the coffee shop where I do my work. the kids are very very noisy. the parents are ignoring them. more than half the people in the coffee shop are there to work. there is a one year old or so who is pounding cups on the table and yelling. what the fuck are people thinking? there are plenty of places for kids in the world, this isn't one of them.

Seriously? Go do your work in a library or THE OFFICE. Yeah, obnoxious kids are still obnoxious and ought to be smacked, but if you want peace and quiet best not to go to a coffee shop...
post #33168 of 67902
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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post

this family with little kids is sitting in the coffee shop where I do my work. the kids are very very noisy. the parents are ignoring them. more than half the people in the coffee shop are there to work. there is a one year old or so who is pounding cups on the table and yelling. what the fuck are people thinking? there are plenty of places for kids in the world, this isn't one of them.


Is it me or have children become more obnoxious over the last ten years, sometimes I look at children and how they behave and I can't help think if I acted like that when I was a child my other would have gone batshit crazy.
post #33169 of 67902
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Originally Posted by CalTex View Post

wasn't going to post about this but....was robbed last night, I could have avoided the situation but it happen really quickly and when I realized it I didn't have a way out unless I was willing to take significant risk and pretend I was Jack Bower. plain.gif fuck, this puts me behind quite a bit. I had 3 textbooks I had just bought, phone, camera, laptop, sunglasses, headphones, lighter, cutter, cash and a few other things I can't remember. Decided not to mention it to the family as they would worry and not really trying to put that on anyone right now.
AND Mom stopped by unannounced to see me and I was asleep (9am). There was an empty wine bottle in the kitchen so that may have not looked very good, I Just had one glass last night but the bottle was already low.

frown.gif that really blows. sorry cal. any chance of seeing your stuff again?
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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post

this family with little kids is sitting in the coffee shop where I do my work. the kids are very very noisy. the parents are ignoring them. more than half the people in the coffee shop are there to work. there is a one year old or so who is pounding cups on the table and yelling. what the fuck are people thinking? there are plenty of places for kids in the world, this isn't one of them.

ffffuuuu.gif i hate parents who do that. bad for the kids, unfair to the people around.
post #33170 of 67902
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Originally Posted by Joffrey View Post

Seriously? Go do your work in a library or THE OFFICE. Yeah, obnoxious kids are still obnoxious and ought to be smacked, but if you want peace and quiet best not to go to a coffee shop...

yes yes, you are right - but I hate commuting and so I don't go into the office very much. but I ahve noisy kids at home, there is a reason I am in the coffee shot.
post #33171 of 67902
im pretty sure, that unless you are at a childrens entertainment place, like arcade, or zoo, or fun park, or amusement park..... the parents job is to at least TRY and keep their kids behaved when in an adult setting.
post #33172 of 67902
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

im pretty sure, that unless you are at a childrens entertainment place, like arcade, or zoo, or fun park, or amusement park..... the parents job is to at least TRY and keep their kids behaved when in an adult setting.

+1.

there are plenty of places that I believe kids should be wolcomed and should make a reasonable amount of noise. we want kids to go to a lot of places where they can learn. banging stuff and yelling in a coffee shop is not the right behavior
post #33173 of 67902
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

here's one that I put in the "things you don't get" thread...... only because its a major cause of being "pissed off" too:

here's a recent one that was explained to me (by two separate cab drivers), but then I was skeptical and refused to believe it, until further evidence actually proved it to be true:

when you're driving sometimes there is "bottle neck" like traffic (where its stop and go for about 10-30 min) and you keep on driving and realize there was no bottle neck (no loss of lanes), accident, or anything causing a delay.

the cause of the "stop and go/bottle neck-like" traffic?
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the highway goes uphill.

I'm fucking serious... its been proven to me all across the eastern seaboard highways, midwest highways and even southwestern USA highways. Hills cause fucking major traffic. It doesn't even need to be fucking big hills either... even slight inclines will cause major traffic

For all you NYC drivers think about the times you've driven to the bronx/hudson river areas) from manhattan on the Hudson river parkway and it was bumper to bumper stop and go traffic and then realized that there was no accident or loss of lanes what-so-ever by the time you get to the bronx. it was the slight incline before the bridges that caused it.

the obvious thing is that drivers slow down going up hill and with enough cars it'll cause major traffic miles back - sadly if drivers maintained speed going into the hill (with the understanding that slowing down going up a hill will cause major traffic all this would be avoided.

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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

lol another strike against northerners

It's not just northerners - that happens here in Houston, all the time.

However, as you crest the hill, that's when you see the trooper and his radar. So people hit the brakes in anticipation.

Anyone who drives through Bellaire or remembers Ida Lee Delaney knows better.

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goddamn stupid drivers... so last night I was driving home from work and came to a stop on this (very slight) uphill intersection. light turns green and this fucking idiot in front of me slowly freewheels down and hit my car! we both come down, guy was so fucking clueless about what happened and asked me what happened. oh, and he does look clueless and stupid. anyway, my front grill kinda moved and there were some scratches on the bumper, but I was getting livid coz the guy just kept on rambling about some lame-ass excuse about his handbrakes failing and all and I totally found it pointless talking to him, and it was dark and drizzling. in the end I just wanna go home- the damage was too small for me to have the insurance people bother me anyway, so I just kinda "made" him pay for the damages. I told him to give me around $50 for the damage and he was trying to explain to me that he only have around half that amount in his wallet and I told him to whip out his wallet and the fucking guy had around $25 and some change in his wallet, and I just took every single bill in it, including small change.

that blows. very badass way to handle it tho. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

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here's one that I put in the "things you don't get" thread...... only because its a major cause of being "pissed off" too:
here's a recent one that was explained to me (by two separate cab drivers), but then I was skeptical and refused to believe it, until further evidence actually proved it to be true:
when you're driving sometimes there is "bottle neck" like traffic (where its stop and go for about 10-30 min) and you keep on driving and realize there was no bottle neck (no loss of lanes), accident, or anything causing a delay.
the cause of the "stop and go/bottle neck-like" traffic? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
the highway goes uphill.
I'm fucking serious... its been proven to me all across the eastern seaboard highways, midwest highways and even southwestern USA highways. Hills cause fucking major traffic. It doesn't even need to be fucking big hills either... even slight inclines will cause major traffic
For all you NYC drivers think about the times you've driven to the bronx/hudson river areas) from manhattan on the Hudson river parkway and it was bumper to bumper stop and go traffic and then realized that there was no accident or loss of lanes what-so-ever by the time you get to the bronx. it was the slight incline before the bridges that caused it.
the obvious thing is that drivers slow down going up hill and with enough cars it'll cause major traffic miles back - sadly if drivers maintained speed going into the hill (with the understanding that slowing down going up a hill will cause major traffic all this would be avoided.

thats very frustrating to hear, i find the same thing happens when people go around a bend that is sunny. ffffuuuu.gif

makes me want strangle people.

I read a very interesting article about traffic flow, based on research done by a physicist. Basically, he looked at traffic as if the flow of cars were a fluid travelling in a tube, and he found that the same formulas that describe turbulent flow in a confined space work accurately describe traffic flow.

The key take away from the article was just as any small constriction in a tube causes backflow, increased turbulence and reduced rate of flow, there are equivalents in traffic: inclines, bends, merges, etc. The impact of these constrictions is increased with the rate of flow. Traffic jams propagate and self-perpetuate through traffic in a very similar way to turbulence in flow, creating the "standing wave" effect where you sit in traffic for 5 minutes, only to realize there's nothing actually blocking traffic, but looking back there's just as much traffic as there was when you reached the jam.

BTW the physicist's advice was for everyone to slow down a little bit, to where they can avoid using their brakes as much as possible - there is a relationship between rate of flow and turbulence. In other words, smooth traffic flow at 50 miles per hour will (likely) cover more distance per unit of time than turbulent flow at 60 miles per hour.
post #33174 of 67902
It's often due to people driving to close and dapping the brakes, if car 1 brakes a little, then car 35 has to brake almost to a complete stop.

If people kept of their brakes, a lot of bottle necks wouldn't appear.
post #33175 of 67902
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

It's often due to people driving to close and dapping the brakes, if car 1 brakes a little, then car 35 has to brake almost to a complete stop.

If people kept of their brakes, a lot of bottle necks wouldn't appear.

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BTW the physicist's advice was for everyone to slow down a little bit, to where they can avoid using their brakes as much as possible - there is a relationship between rate of flow and turbulence. In other words, smooth traffic flow at 50 miles per hour will (likely) cover more distance per unit of time than turbulent flow at 60 miles per hour.
post #33176 of 67902
i think rubbernecking is what pisses me off most of all.
post #33177 of 67902
shog[1].gif missed that part. shog[1].gif
post #33178 of 67902
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

i think rubbernecking is what pisses me off most of all.

Agreed, but I still do it... blush.gif
post #33179 of 67902
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Just need to remember no one here gets out alive and try to make the best of things while we can.
+2. Worth quoting again.
post #33180 of 67902
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

Is it me or have children become more obnoxious over the last ten years, sometimes I look at children and how they behave and I can't help think if I acted like that when I was a child my other would have gone batshit crazy.

That's you being 10 years older.
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