Little things that irritate you

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:59 am

hammerdivone wrote:You made the statement "Reversing out onto a road - any road - just isn't as safe."


And I stick by that.

When you reverse out of a drive, regardless of what the road you live in, it is more dangerous because of your blind spots and inability to be able to see whats coming from left and right.

BTW, I haven't assumed anything. I've gone on the facts what DL has told us and what I've seen with my own eyes and experience.

Its all about risk. My view is, there is greater risk (as proved) by reversing from ANY driveway onto a road (busy or not) than there is driving out forwards.
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby hammerdivone on Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:11 am

westham,eggyandchips wrote:Its all about risk. My view is, there is greater risk (as proved) by reversing from ANY driveway onto a road (busy or not) than there is driving out forwards.


It is all about risk.

You have to consider the whole picture. How safe is it to reverse onto the driveway in the first place? Is there a greater risk than driving on and reversing off. Without knowing exact details of each and every case you cannot say for certain either way.

If you have clear visibility for a long distance either way on a quiet road, then the risk is no greater either way.
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:39 am

hammerdivone wrote:
If you have clear visibility for a long distance either way on a quiet road, then the risk is no greater either way.


It is impossible to have the same levels of visibility going backwards than there is going forwards.





* I take your point on whether or not its possible to reverse onto a driveway though.
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby sendô on Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:37 am

My next door neighbour used to drive onto his driveway, and then do a three point turn on the pavement so that he could drive out onto the road. I lost count of the amount of times he nearly hit a pedestrian.
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby -DL- on Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:07 pm

It's not always possible to back on to the drive on the road where I live. Even I have to drive on at certain times of day when it gets busier if I'm coming from the side of the road opposite my house. To reverse on I would have to go the wrong side of the road in to oncoming traffic, or go a 3rd of a mile and circumnavigate the roundabout and back on from my side of the road.

The same obviously applies to my neighbour.
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby delbert on Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:51 pm

The infestation of rectum heads who think it's cool or edgy to run around on CoD with "IRA" as a clan tag. Even on the older games you occasionally came across one or two of them, but there's loads on there now.
If they were that well educated or proper Irish Nationalists then they'd have a "P" in front of the "IRA" bit, or even go for the less well known INLA, because of that I suspect they're young Corbynites on a wind up,
In which case, they've succeeded, even more so because my ageing reactions mean they usually rinse me as well....... !!
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby RichieRiv on Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:30 pm

westham,eggyandchips wrote:It is impossible to have the same levels of visibility going backwards than there is going forwards.


Doesn't that make it dangerous when actually reversing into the drive.
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby vietnammer on Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:07 pm

Arab teachers passing every one of their students cos it looks good. At my appraisal I will have to explain why some of mine failed.
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby Algarve Hammer on Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:17 pm

RichieRiv wrote:
Doesn't that make it dangerous when actually reversing into the drive.


Whilst all reversing manoeuvres carry some degree of danger, what's going on on your drive is far more predictable than a public highway.

For example, you know you won't have an unlicensed, uninsured twat speeding on a motorcycle on your drive.

This is NOT a black or white issue and there are many factors to be considered, but generally speaking, reversing in and driving out is considered to be the less dangerous of the two manoeuvres.
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby RichieRiv on Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:35 pm

Algarve Hammer wrote:This is NOT a black or white issue and there are many factors to be considered, but generally speaking, reversing in and driving out is considered to be the less dangerous of the two manoeuvres.


You're right it's not black or white. For example when I to reverse into my drive, I would have to use the opposite side of the road, that is on the apex of a bend.

Next door had 2 cars written off last year when a reckless herbert whilst looking at his phone failed to turn the steering wheel and when straight through their driveway bouncing off one car and onto another. 6 foot to the right and it would have been my motor.
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:14 pm

delbert wrote:The infestation of rectum heads who think it's cool or edgy to run around on CoD with "IRA" as a clan tag. Even on the older games you occasionally came across one or two of them, but there's loads on there now.
If they were that well educated or proper Irish Nationalists then they'd have a "P" in front of the "IRA" bit, or even go for the less well known INLA, because of that I suspect they're young Corbynites on a wind up,
In which case, they've succeeded, even more so because my ageing reactions mean they usually rinse me as well....... !!


I would have taken comfort in the fact they're supporting a lost cause.

Then I remembered I'm a West Ham supporter :cry:
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:53 pm

Having a new windscreen fitted last week only for it to get hit by a stone from the opposite carriageway and now needs replacing again. :thdn:
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby Happyhammer52 on Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:00 pm

delbert wrote:The infestation of rectum heads who think it's cool or edgy to run around on CoD with "IRA" as a clan tag. Even on the older games you occasionally came across one or two of them, but there's loads on there now.
If they were that well educated or proper Irish Nationalists then they'd have a "P" in front of the "IRA" bit, or even go for the less well known INLA, because of that I suspect they're young Corbynites on a wind up,
In which case, they've succeeded, even more so because my ageing reactions mean they usually rinse me as well....... !!


What if they are only allowed to use three characters?

Or if they are active supporters of the International Rabbit Association?

One should not assume.
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby -DL- on Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:29 pm

The wife just (trying) to piss over my chips.

'I've just got another guitar. Fender Strat for £40'

'But you've already got two, plus an acoustic. What do you want another one for?'

'Because it's a Fender for £40'.

'I don't care what it is. Why do you need three guitars?'

'I don't, but it was bargain I couldn't resist'.

'How much is it worth then?'

'Few hundred quid'

'So you going to sell it and put the money away for the holiday?'

'No, I'm keeping it'

'You selling one of your others then?'

'No'

'So why do you need three?'

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby Cockneyboy311 on Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:49 pm

The January transfer thread.
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby sendô on Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:18 pm

I make her right DL, a Fender Stratocaster for £40 if in good nick is a proper bargain. My parents bought my brother one best part of 20 years ago for something like £600.
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby prophet:marginal on Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:37 pm

-DL- wrote:
'You selling one of your others then?'

'No'

'So why do you need three?'

:|


That's just one person against the other.

Try the tag-team nonsense I get of the missus and two teenagers, about yet another pair of trainers being bought.

I swear they've got about 12 pairs between them.
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby -DL- on Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:26 pm

sendô wrote:I make her right DL, a Fender Stratocaster for £40 if in good nick is a proper bargain. My parents bought my brother one best part of 20 years ago for something like £600.


Can get them new for around 550. I play guitar, and although it's never been top if the shopping list, I've always quite fancied a Strat.

I'd never pay full price for one, but a once in a lifetime chance of one for 40 quid (still having to pinch myself) like **** am I going to sell it.

Like **** am I going to sell the Les Paul I bought last year.

Like **** am I going to sell the Tokai SG I got for my 40th.

Each one sounds totally different from the other.

I go to work and do crap hours to pay for holidays and the nicer things in life.

I deserve this!

Not selling :D
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby DasNutNock on Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:33 pm

I've never owned an electric guitar. I've had several acoustics (including a lovely Simon & Patrick I was bought 13 years ago), a semi-acoustic for gigs, and a cheap P-bass, but I've still never owned a fully electric 6-string guitar. Pretty tragic, given that I've been playing guitars one way or another for over 25 years.

That said, if I can get one at a good price, I quite fancy getting a Fender Tele this year. I'd like a Les Paul Standard, but can't justify the spends.
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby Toulouse_Iron on Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:33 pm

westham,eggyandchips wrote:Having a new windscreen fitted last week only for it to get hit by a stone from the opposite carriageway and now needs replacing again. :thdn:


Reminds me of the time I had my Mini's bonnet resprayed. I had a '91 Cooper (the last of the carburettor models) and the bonnet was chipped to blazes. The previous owner had jet-washed the bloody thing too which had lifted off the varnish and it looked horrible.
I took it in for a respray, as a birthday present to myself, went to pick it up and was driving it back from the paint shop with it looking superbly shiny and new.
With about 2 miles of the journey home completed, I passed a lorry going the other way. This lorry had evidently just left a construction site or a quarry and just before our paths crossed, a small boulder dislodged itself from some nook or cranny of the behemoth. It shot high in the air, the sun glinting off its many sharp edges as it continued its inevitable trajectory in Matrix-like slow-mo towards the middle of my newly resprayed bonnet.
PING!
A one inch long gouge down to the bare metal slap bang in the centre of it within 10 minutes of picking it up.
I was more than slightly miffed.
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