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Things you just can't understand...

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Fade to Black, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. hi-val

    hi-val Senior member

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    Legal passing, either by going into the oncoming lane on a two lane road or passing in either lane on a four lane road, or on a divided highway....all legal, they always speed up!

    I only am in the left lane to pass, or alternately, when the density of traffic necessitates it. If I am in the process of passing four cars with a semi trailer at the front, I will be getting over to the right lane as soon as I reach a time when I can maintain my speed in that lane without getting over again. Impatient people are going to whip into the right lane, always without a turn signal, and try to pass between me, a car and a semi in front of them. It's incredibly dangerous and illegal where I am.

    I guess it's just impatience in general; I look several cars down the road when I drive so I know what's coming up. When people whip around me, they aren't seeing that they'll just have to slow down anyway because of the car in front of me. They just have to play Fast and Furious and be dangerous on the road. People who you are passing on a 2-lane highway that speed up when you're on the oncoming lane are dangerous and irresponsible; I slow down when I'm being passed in those situations so people can get over quickly.

    And for the record, whenever I am in the left lane and see a car approaching at a higher speed behind me, I try as soon as possible to get into the right lane and let them pass me.
     


  2. ikemen

    ikemen Well-Known Member

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    why the main stream hip hop is so full of bull shit gangster rap and why groups like ATCQ, de la, organized konfusion are not richer, more famous, more powerful than mediocre kids like $.50
     


  3. CTGuy

    CTGuy Made Guy

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    +1. If you're going slower than someone else on the highway, get out of the way

    +10000. I hate when people do that. You're not the police, so saying that it's illegal is pretty lame in my opinion. You were probably going to slow in the first place, so don't box me out when I have to pass you on the wrong side.
     


  4. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Senior member

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    Why someone doing 10 mph under the speed limit will suddenly speed up when you go to pass them.


    I think I have a reasonable explanation for this one. When this has happened to me (as the slow-poke who then speeds up) each time, it is accompanied by me thinking to myself "oh shit, look at how slow I'm driving."


    Mine:

    Why does my wife insist on using the ladle that has to be hand-washed? Why not the plastic dishwasher-safe one? Every time.

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  5. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Senior member

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    Someone that will stand in the cashier line for several minutes, watch their goods get wrung up, get told the total, then, as if in total surprise payment is expected, start to look for their money, CC, etc.

    People do this on the bus too and it drives me up a fucking wall. Excuse my language but it's the stupist fucking thing I've ever seen. Did you not expect to get on the bus? Was it a surprise to you? Argh.


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  6. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    Someone that will stand in the cashier line for several minutes, watch their goods get wrung up, get told the total, then, as if in total surprise payment is expected, start to look for their money, CC, etc.
    That's the absolute worst. Having been a cashier at CVS for a couple of years (never again, I would rather go hungry), I'm well acquainted with idiots of this strain. I once had a woman throw away two checks before she liked her signature enough to make payment.
     


  7. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    If people are trying to pass you on the right and you're in the left lane, you should get the fuck out of the left lane and stop being a prick.

    +1. if somebody is trying to pass you, let them. don't use your fucking car as a toy to try to get into a pissing match with somebody.


    and, if somebody is trying to pass you on the right, it means you are an asshole - you shouldn't be in the fucking left lane, anyway.
     


  8. hi-val

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    23 items in the U-scan line. I am buying a bottle of wine and some potato chips in this line because it's the only one with a cashier over 21 to ring me up. I feel like enough of a prole already, having to ring my stuff up. Now I have to watch you fail efficiency.

    Cashiers are REALLY GOOD at scanning your stuff quickly. You are not. Usually, I'll stand in the line with folks lugging overloaded carts because it's faster than the U-scan line.
     


  9. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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  10. B1FF

    B1FF Senior member

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    I am buying a bottle of wine and some potato chips in this line because it's the only one with a cashier over 21 to ring me up.

    21 to handle a bottle of wine at a checkout? This is a law somewhere?!
     


  11. Mustapha

    Mustapha Senior member

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    Old folks who jaywalk with walkers. With wheelchairs. There is an old folks home near my place. One man died. Groceries, blood and one sneaker left on the ground after they took him away. Next day - more jaywalkers from the same home.[​IMG]
     


  12. mink31

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    The fact that so few young people have any interest in or are ignorant about classical music. But when their hair turns gray it's as if a switch flips on and they're at the opera!

    It's not that I have a problem with those who've listened to Beethoven and just like Biggy Smalls instead, it's those that refuse to even try--it's not like there's no reason the music's been popular for 150+ years!
    That I don't understand.
     


  13. Fade to Black

    Fade to Black Senior member

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    I'll still be listening to hip hop when i'm Quincy Jones' age.
     


  14. LabelKing

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    +1. if somebody is trying to pass you, let them. don't use your fucking car as a toy to try to get into a pissing match with somebody. and, if somebody is trying to pass you on the right, it means you are an asshole - you shouldn't be in the fucking left lane, anyway.
    Something similar happened to me yesterday with some yokel's large SUV where he tried to speed up when I signaled to pass into his lane. Then he gave me the finger, the whore.
     


  15. hi-val

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    21 to handle a bottle of wine at a checkout? This is a law somewhere?!

    Welcome to Ohio.

    In Indiana, you cannot sell cold pop if you also sell liquor. Warm pop is fine.
     


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