or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › General › General Chat › The "things you can't believe you just saw" thread...
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The "things you can't believe you just saw" thread... - Page 25

post #361 of 547
Why? You know where you can easily score some junk. 3rd Ave and 14th.
post #362 of 547
Thread Starter 
wife would probably be mad if I was all tilty while trying to make dinner or something
post #363 of 547
You might burn your face on the stovetop.
post #364 of 547
A man in a 3 button suit with only the third button fastened.
post #365 of 547
Quote:
Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

A man in a 3 button suit with only the third button fastened.

#menswear #sprezz

or

#clueless


Who can really tell these days?
post #366 of 547
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post


#menswear #sprezz
or
#clueless
Who can really tell these days?


This is one of my law professors. I was wondering why he does this today, but I think that it's because he has a gut (You know, one of those old white guy guts where he's proportional everywhere but has a gut). So if he were to button the middle button... it might pop off? Or it might just make him look boxy. Or he just doesn't give a shit.

post #367 of 547
Quote:
Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

I don't think I used one, but I'll give it ago.
1. Was at the post office today, it's located inside a shopping center, I had to move 5 bike so I could get in and out again, via the side entrance where the post office is located, it's the same around mayor train stations.
2. Signs such a no entry, no parking & one way street etc. have no meaning. the same goes for traffic lights.
3. It's okay to punch cars and hit pedestrians if they are in your way, even if they are where they should be, such as the zebra crossings.
4. texting, eating a sandwich and listening to music is while you ride around is okay and not unsafe at all.
5. If a lorry is in the right turning lane and is trying to turn right, you have to try to see if you can get between it and the pavement, as you are invincible and wont die if it hits you and loosing 20sec on your commute is not an option, (every morning I see the local grocery shop delivery truck reverse in through their narrow driveway and cyclists do not stop for it when it covers the bikepath and 70% of the sidewalk, no you go up on to the sidewalk behind it or out in to the street to play with the cars).
6. using lights at night is a no-no, as it would make you more visible and what's the fun in that, when you can play the dark knight/ninja and it's always the car drivers fault if they hit you and pedestrians can move.
I could go on.

1. Why aren't there enough parking spaces for bikes? Also, could you imagine the chaos if all of these people would have been driving a car? Speaking of parking, what about all the cars that park/stop in the bike lane? Sure, if you're just going to drop someone off, then use the bike lane, but if you're going to actually turn off the engine, then do it in a designated parking spot. If you car driving cunts would stop parking in the bike lane, a lot of accidents would be avoided. 

 

2. That is true for cars as well. maybe not for no entry, but for the others, cars do this just as much. At least here in Beijing. Also, if you start the same time as the cars, you'll be stuck with them and overtaken by them, which, given the driving behavior of many motorists, isn't very safe. Therefore many cyclists want to either get out ahead, or not stop at all. 

 

3. No, that's not okay. There are asshole bikers too. On the other hand, if there are people that either 1. walk in the bike lane, or 2. (this is usually a group) walk in a way that makes a collision unavoidable(for example walking 4 people side by side in a 10 ft wide street) then I will absolutely not be sorry if I hit them. If you are stupid enough to walk where the bikes are supposed to ride, or too stupid to pay attention to the road ahead of you, then you deserve to get hit. 

 

4. So talking on the phone, doing your makeup, drinking coffee, and reading text messages is somehow okay, as long as you are in a car? At least there is a pretty reasonable chance of you not getting seriously hurt when you get hit by a bike. 

 

5. Why is it that all car/truck drivers see the bike lane as a "multi purpose lane" that they can use as they please? It's NOT!!

 

6. Yea, that's an issue. 

 

Bonus feature: Car doors. Motorists seem to think that their car doors are made of air, alternatively that everyone knows that they'll open the door. I can't even remember how many times I narrowly avoided getting hit by a car door. Given the sharp edges, that has potential for some serious damage. 

 

In the end, you have to ask yourself the following question: What would you rather get hit by: a 120kg bike traveling at a top speed of maybe 15mph(in the city, including breaking) or a 2 ton car. As a biker, I ask myself the question of Pedestrians vs car, and I can honestly say, I'd rather run over some pedestrians rather than getting hit by a car. 

post #368 of 547
There'sa guy up on manslaughter charges in San Francisco for making that calculation.
post #369 of 547
Quote:
Originally Posted by Artem View Post


This is one of my law professors. I was wondering why he does this today, but I think that it's because he has a gut (You know, one of those old white guy guts where he's proportional everywhere but has a gut). So if he were to button the middle button... it might pop off? Or it might just make him look boxy. Or he just doesn't give a shit.

+1, I see this look every now and again, usually a fat older guy who only can only do up the bottom button on his 3 button jacket due to his size. Whenever I see it, I assume it's someone who only owns one suit purchasing many years and pounds ago, and they just don't want to buy a new one.
post #370 of 547
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maximator View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
1. Why aren't there enough parking spaces for bikes? Also, could you imagine the chaos if all of these people would have been driving a car? Speaking of parking, what about all the cars that park/stop in the bike lane? Sure, if you're just going to drop someone off, then use the bike lane, but if you're going to actually turn off the engine, then do it in a designated parking spot. If you car driving cunts would stop parking in the bike lane, a lot of accidents would be avoided. 

2. That is true for cars as well. maybe not for no entry, but for the others, cars do this just as much. At least here in Beijing. Also, if you start the same time as the cars, you'll be stuck with them and overtaken by them, which, given the driving behavior of many motorists, isn't very safe. Therefore many cyclists want to either get out ahead, or not stop at all. 

3. No, that's not okay. There are asshole bikers too. On the other hand, if there are people that either 1. walk in the bike lane, or 2. (this is usually a group) walk in a way that makes a collision unavoidable(for example walking 4 people side by side in a 10 ft wide street) then I will absolutely not be sorry if I hit them. If you are stupid enough to walk where the bikes are supposed to ride, or too stupid to pay attention to the road ahead of you, then you deserve to get hit. 

4. So talking on the phone, doing your makeup, drinking coffee, and reading text messages is somehow okay, as long as you are in a car? At least there is a pretty reasonable chance of you not getting seriously hurt when you get hit by a bike. 

5. Why is it that all car/truck drivers see the bike lane as a "multi purpose lane" that they can use as they please? It's NOT!!

6. Yea, that's an issue. 

Bonus feature: Car doors. Motorists seem to think that their car doors are made of air, alternatively that everyone knows that they'll open the door. I can't even remember how many times I narrowly avoided getting hit by a car door. Given the sharp edges, that has potential for some serious damage. 

In the end, you have to ask yourself the following question: What would you rather get hit by: a 120kg bike traveling at a top speed of maybe 15mph(in the city, including breaking) or a 2 ton car. As a biker, I ask myself the question of Pedestrians vs car, and I can honestly say, I'd rather run over some pedestrians rather than getting hit by a car. 

Max, are you channelling me whilst on angry pills?

With regards to car doors, they can be fatal, stay out of the door zone, better off being careful and alive than in the right but dead.
post #371 of 547
I just got this corporate communications email about the difference in pay policy for vaginal vs cesarean chilbirths and maternity leave. It was disgusting. At the same time, they block emails with curse words in them.
post #372 of 547
Quote:
Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I just got this corporate communications email about the difference in pay policy for vaginal vs cesarean chilbirths and maternity leave. It was disgusting. At the same time, they block emails with curse words in them.


Repost with enough redacted to avoid violating corporate confidentiality.

post #373 of 547
Quote:
Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I just got this corporate communications email about the difference in pay policy for vaginal vs cesarean chilbirths and maternity leave. It was disgusting. At the same time, they block emails with curse words in them.

How do they know?
post #374 of 547
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post


Max, are you channelling me whilst on angry pills?
With regards to car doors, they can be fatal, stay out of the door zone, better off being careful and alive than in the right but dead.

 

Haha, I didn't know you feel the same way :P Good to know that I'm not alone here. It just makes me really angry when people bitch and complain about bikers, but then they do much worse things with their cars. The good thing with living in a non English speaking country is that you can swear at people without then knowing, at least as long as you avoid the ones that are known around the world...

Quote:
Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I just got this corporate communications email about the difference in pay policy for vaginal vs cesarean chilbirths and maternity leave. It was disgusting. At the same time, they block emails with curse words in them.

I don't really see how medical information and curse  words are comparable. One is a description of a medical procedure and it's consequences and the other is (in many cases) just plain bad language, which could have been avoided if the author of said curses had used his/her brain for more than 2 seconds.

 

Maximator

post #375 of 547
I feel that pregnancy should be shielded from the public and descriptions of childbirth should be on the same level as treason.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: General Chat
Styleforum › Forums › General › General Chat › The "things you can't believe you just saw" thread...