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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby GordonH » Jan 13th, 2018, 10:12 am

GordonH wrote:Parking lot Pet fu :cuss: ing Peeves, it happened twice today:

I am the only one parked in the area, I come out to see someone parked right up next up to me. Meanwhile there is still no one else in that row of parking spots. Why the fu :cuss: do as :cuss: holes do that.... I know just to be that as :cuss: holes.
Maybe the next one who does this I will pull my door open real damn hard... oh you got dent, to fu :cuss: king bad as :cuss: hole


This happened again today, I prefer to get my grocery shopping done first thing in the morning. Only a few vehicles in the parking lot, I'm a abled body person so don't use any spots nearest the doors.
Huge supply of parking stalls available, so I'm leaving just find some fu :cuss: idiot park right next to me. Barely enough room for me to get into vehicle (still large areas of empty parking stalls available).
Anyone who does this is a fu :cuss: inconsiderate as :cuss: hole.
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby Fancy » Jan 13th, 2018, 10:28 am

I liken drivers to herd animals - they have to be close to another vehicle (happens to me all too often as I park away from other vehicles if possible - I like my space too).
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby Poindexter » Jan 13th, 2018, 11:05 am

GordonH wrote:This happened again today, I prefer to get my grocery shopping done first thing in the morning. Only a few vehicles in the parking lot, I'm a abled body person so don't use any spots nearest the doors.
Huge supply of parking stalls available, so I'm leaving just find some fu :cuss: idiot park right next to me. Barely enough room for me to get into vehicle (still large areas of empty parking stalls available).
Anyone who does this is a fu :cuss: inconsiderate as :cuss: hole.


You've just found yourself the victim of a self fulfilling prophecy. Thing is drivers who don't know how to park also want to park in the less used areas of lots because it's easier to pull in and out of. So unfortunately your attempt to avoid lousy parkers is the very reason they seem to find you.
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby GordonH » Jan 13th, 2018, 11:33 am

GordonH wrote:This happened again today, I prefer to get my grocery shopping done first thing in the morning. Only a few vehicles in the parking lot, I'm a abled body person so don't use any spots nearest the doors.
Huge supply of parking stalls available, so I'm leaving just find some fu :cuss: idiot park right next to me. Barely enough room for me to get into vehicle (still large areas of empty parking stalls available).
Anyone who does this is a fu :cuss: inconsiderate as :cuss: hole.


Poindexter wrote:You've just found yourself the victim of a self fulfilling prophecy. Thing is drivers who don't know how to park also want to park in the less used areas of lots because it's easier to pull in and out of. So unfortunately your attempt to avoid lousy parkers is the very reason they seem to find you.

Funny thing is I was parked in the middle area of the parking lot, I was the only one in the whole area. If this other vehicle had parked on the passenger side of my vehicle, I would not have given a damn. No the driver damn near block me from getting into my vehicle (less the 18 inches).
I'm starting to see why some people park on a angle & take 2 spots.
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby Poindexter » Jan 15th, 2018, 2:57 pm

Gordon: I'm starting to see why some people park on a angle & take 2 spots.


With your luck I have a feeling you'd come out of the store to find two cars, angled and parked tightly on both sides of your vehicle anyway. :biggrin:

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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby GordonH » Jan 15th, 2018, 3:30 pm

Gordon wrote:I'm starting to see why some people park on a angle & take 2 spots.

Poindexter wrote:With your luck I have a feeling you'd come out of the store to find two cars, angled and parked tightly on both sides of your vehicle anyway. :biggrin:


So very true lol
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby kgcayenne » Jan 25th, 2018, 12:57 pm

The home business across the street has about 2 - 4 regular employees... Fine that’s okay.

They all park on the street... NBD, I’ll drive the 150 m and turn around in the cul-de-sac so that I can approach our steep-ish driveway at a good angle.

Every single one of them uses my driveway to turn around. I am totally in looooove with the resulting strips of ice left welded to it that have to be chipped off with a spade. I am deeply-smitten with the enhancement of the rubber twisty hickies left behind when it’s warmer than freezing. And oh..... oh.... in the middle of a nap when I’m sick, it’s especially heartwarming to wake up to the roar of a pimped-truck spinning half-way up the driveway. [\sarcam off]

I know, it’s legally fair game leaving me no choice but to ignore it. However:

If you have a home office with employees, please respect your neighbours and maybe even allow your employees to park in your driveway.
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby Fancy » Feb 12th, 2018, 9:43 am

Bsuds wrote:Castanets misleading headlines!

Not just misleading but out and out wrong.

Another one I detest - changing quotes in an article. A reporter does a story, uses quotes and then changes what was said. Wrong wrong wrong.
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby WeatherWoman » Feb 15th, 2018, 12:53 pm

kgcayenne wrote:The home business across the street has about 2 - 4 regular employees... Fine that’s okay.

They all park on the street... NBD, I’ll drive the 150 m and turn around in the cul-de-sac so that I can approach our steep-ish driveway at a good angle.

Every single one of them uses my driveway to turn around. I am totally in looooove with the resulting strips of ice left welded to it that have to be chipped off with a spade. I am deeply-smitten with the enhancement of the rubber twisty hickies left behind when it’s warmer than freezing. And oh..... oh.... in the middle of a nap when I’m sick, it’s especially heartwarming to wake up to the roar of a pimped-truck spinning half-way up the driveway. [\sarcam off]

I know, it’s legally fair game leaving me no choice but to ignore it. However:

If you have a home office with employees, please respect your neighbours and maybe even allow your employees to park in your driveway.



Can you put cones at the end of your driveway to prevent them using it as a turn around?
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby kgcayenne » Feb 15th, 2018, 1:18 pm

I was thinking of a spike belt.
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby Bsuds » Apr 11th, 2018, 1:12 pm

I like looking at the Tango stuff on Castanut but get annoyed at having to click on it several times to get to watch what it is I want to see.

Why can't it be done in 1 damn click!
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby one wheel » Apr 11th, 2018, 4:59 pm

Truck weights are all in KGs so put the bridge weight capacity in KGs not in tonnes.
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby GordonH » Apr 11th, 2018, 5:28 pm

one wheel wrote:Truck weights are all in KGs so put the bridge weight capacity in KGs not in tonnes.


Well, its very easy to convert:
1 tonne = 1,000 kg's
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby Poindexter » Apr 11th, 2018, 8:02 pm

GordonH wrote:Well, its very easy to convert:
1 tonne = 1,000 kg's


Which would be why they call it a metric ton.

Have to admit though, Canada converted to the metric system after I had learned the imperial system and have been confused ever since. Appears one system of measure is all my brain is capable of memorizing.
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby GordonH » Apr 11th, 2018, 8:13 pm

GordonH wrote:Well, its very easy to convert:
1 tonne = 1,000 kg's

Poindexter wrote:Which would be why they call it a metric ton.

Have to admit though, Canada converted to the metric system after I had learned the imperial system, have been confused since. Appears one system of measure is all my brain is capable of memorizing.
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Lets confuse the hell out of everyone now.
Short ton (US ton) which is 2,000 pounds
Long ton (British ton) which is 2,240 pounds
Metric ton which is approximately 2,204 pounds

Hope that straighten it all out..... lol
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