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    Quote Originally Posted by murkeywaters View Post
    You are turning right at a T junction, driver coming from left is indicating right, why not just flash you out???

    Everyone’s life is easier if we all done this..
    ....and then you pull out & a motorcyclist T- bones you.
    Flashing your headlights indicates you are there only, same as your horn.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nealywheelie View Post
    ....and then you pull out & a motorcyclist T- bones you.
    Flashing your headlights indicates you are there only, same as your horn.
    Why would a MC T-bone you? unless you didn't look right or the MC overtook the car turning right thats the only situation where that would happen, I'm talking about a single carriage way not big multiple lane junctions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nealywheelie View Post
    Flashing your headlights indicates you are there only, same as your horn.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bernard Woolley View Post
    You can flash your headlights. You can't flash your horn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by murkeywaters View Post
    I get what your saying but most situations like this are just common sense matched with courtesy, unfortunately there is a lack of both on our roads!

    But there is the Highway Code, that says:


    Rule 110
    Flashing headlights.
    Only flash your headlights to let other road users know that you are there.
    Do not flash your headlights to convey any other message or intimidate other road users.

    Rule 111
    Never assume that flashing headlights is a signal inviting you to proceed. Use your own judgement and proceed carefully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PickleB View Post
    But there is the Highway Code, that says:

    Rule 110
    Flashing headlights.
    Only flash your headlights to let other road users know that you are there.
    Do not flash your headlights to convey any other message or intimidate other road users.

    Rule 111
    Never assume that flashing headlights is a signal inviting you to proceed. Use your own judgement and proceed carefully.
    It is also a well known crash-for-cash scam.

    Car full of people flashes driver out of side road.

    Driver in side road pulls out thinking the kind driver is letting him out.

    First car then deliberately crashes into the driver they have just let out and they all claim for whiplash, whilst denying flashing their lights at the other driver at all.

    It was all over the news a few years back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernard Woolley
    You can flash your headlights. You can't flash your horn.
    Recollect your boarding school days, Bernard.
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    I fail to understand why there are those who drive +- 25% below the speed limit then when you overtake flash their lights and tailgate you until they go in a different direction? Why not travel at a reasonable speed in the first place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    Recollect your boarding school days, Bernard.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bernard Woolley View Post
    Oops, good point. I'll amend the minutes.

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    I don't understand people who drive their cars wearing hi-viz vests. Fair enough you might need one for work, but why not take it off when you get in the car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave O'Sullivan View Post
    But then you could also say ‘People who buy a watch that’s more expensive than a Casio’
    That’s 1k and me .


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggertech View Post
    Literally mind blowing, a universe headache is definitely possible if dwelt upon too long.
    To infinity and beyond …..


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    Quote Originally Posted by will128small View Post
    I don't understand people who drive their cars wearing hi-viz vests. Fair enough you might need one for work, but why not take it off when you get in the car?

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    They've just returned after a shoplifting spree at the nearest shopping centre?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eldrich View Post
    Agricultural economics, how a guys (e.g. Harry's Farm, Clarksons Farm on youtube) can have 400/1000 acres of land but still only make around 10,000 a year profit off it - in Clarksons case a few hundred but did have one off startup costs.
    No inheritance tax …


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    Football coaches before a match saying they really need a "result".

    Win, lose, or draw is a "result".
    They always get one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nigel306 View Post
    Football coaches before a match saying they really need a "result".

    Win, lose, or draw is a "result".
    They always get one
    Cambridge Dictionary: -

    a good or pleasing effect: We've spent a lot of money on advertising and we're beginning to see the results.

    She's an excellent coach who knows how to get results.

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    Why some parents won't let their children choose their own career! Maybe that's why I have had four careers? :)

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    A couple for fellow allergy sufferers:

    Why brands put a label in every garment made of something that makes it completely unwearable and is hard to remove without damaging it.

    Why when you ask if there’s a cake without dairy the reply is, ‘No but we have one without gluten, would you like that?’

    Why they then ask if you’d like milk in your tea…

    …and then say you can’t have any of the other food because the curry has coconut milk, and there are eggs in the salad.

    Since when did cows lay eggs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tixntox View Post
    Why some parents won't let their children choose their own career! Maybe that's why I have had four careers? :)
    Why some children won't let their parents choose their own carer! Maybe that's why I have had four carers? :)
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    I'll never understand people who refer to their 3rd meal as dinner.

    Breakfast - dinner - tea.

    You've heard of dinner ladies right, what did they serve you at school.

    The introduction of lunch is another Americanism gone mad

    ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by r.dawson View Post
    I'll never understand people who refer to their 3rd meal as dinner.

    Breakfast - dinner - tea.

    You've heard of dinner ladies right, what did they serve you at school.

    The introduction of lunch is another Americanism gone mad

    ;)
    I can only assume one is from the North!

    It has always been:

    Breakfast - Elevenses - Luncheon - High Tea - Dinner and then finally Supper!

    Maybe a midnight feast if you are currently boarding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by paw3001 View Post
    I can only assume one is from the North!

    It has always been:

    Breakfast - Elevenses - Luncheon - High Tea - Dinner and then finally Supper!

    Maybe a midnight feast if you are currently boarding!
    Wot no tiffin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    Wot no tiffin?
    We are not in India now dear boy!

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    The ending of Meet Joe Black

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franky Four Fingers View Post
    The ending of Meet Joe Black
    Mrs CM would like to have verbals with you…

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Morgan View Post
    Mrs CM would like to have verbals with you…
    Good enough film, just don’t get the ending which doesn’t make any sense unless I’ve missed something very glaring

    Edit....if she knows please share

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    Found another one yesterday. Some beefy bint with her precious in a buggy stood next to a controlled pedestrian crossing, pushed the button then stood talking to some other equally over-voluptuous salad-dodger, totally failed to notice the crossing light and cars piling up and pressed the button again. Presumably she stood there yapping for an indeterminate period repeatedly pressing the button. I was lucky enough to escape the trap after the first pressing. What a tawt.
    There do seem to be a few a-holes who can not pass a controlled crossing without pressing the button. Where's a sniper when you need one

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    Parents (Usually mothers) who push the pram with their children inside into the road as some kind of "tester" to see if its safe or vehicles slow down before they themselves decide to cross.

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    Inspired by T-junction one above: People who don't use their rearview mirror

    Waiting to pull out at T-Junction - long line of traffic comes past but you can see a gap coming up, but as the last car of the queue gets near it slows down and flashes presumably to let you out, why not look in the rearview mirror see the massive gap behind you. By slowing down you've narrowed the gap behind you AND made me overly cautious, if I pull out infront of you, presuming you are in fact letting me out but it turns out you weren't we might crash and I would be at fault for pulling out infront of you.

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    How or why Kanye West is a Billionaire!

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    McDonalds.
    Every time I drive past there’s a queue at the drive through.
    Why people queue up to eat that shit I’ll never know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynar View Post
    McDonalds.
    Every time I drive past there’s a queue at the drive through.
    Why people queue up to eat that shit I’ll never know.
    And why so many don't know how to use a bin.
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    He's brilliant :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by ViperStripes View Post
    How or why Kanye West is a Billionaire!

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    Smoking - it costs a fortune and kills you at the same time…bizarre!

    And linked to this, those people that happily smoke a fag in an outdoor seating area while surrounded by people eating and young children. Yes you’re allowed to do it but just because you can doesn’t mean you should! The sooner smoking is banned in all areas where people eat and drink the better.
    Last edited by dougair; 2nd July 2021 at 09:14.

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    ‘Thought for Today’ and ‘Desert Islands Discs’, the pontificating and sanctimony is toe curling.


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    Why Mark Chapman murdered John Lennon?

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    People who drive a 300 mile round trip to visit Clarksons ‘Diddly Squat’ farm shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyCasper View Post
    ‘Thought for Today’ and ‘Desert Islands Discs’, the pontificating and sanctimony is toe curling.
    Does anybody still listen to Desert Island Discs - I thought the target group since the change of presenter was the under-5s (who typically are much more adept at turning off their Tapatalk default signature)? I heartily recommend Private Passions on Radio 3.
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    Why some people text whilst driving and think that no-one will notice! (Similarly whilst cycling on the road!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by r.dawson View Post
    I'll never understand people who refer to their 3rd meal as dinner.

    Breakfast - dinner - tea.

    You've heard of dinner ladies right, what did they serve you at school.

    The introduction of lunch is another Americanism gone mad

    ;)
    In civilisation we drink tea from cups, we don't eat it for dinner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxy100 View Post
    In civilisation we drink tea from cups, we don't eat it for dinner.
    Indeed, tea is usually taken around mid-afternoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyCasper View Post
    ‘Thought for Today’ and ‘Desert Islands Discs’, the pontificating and sanctimony is toe curling.


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    That's you told lol:
    "I thought the target group since the change of presenter was the under-5s (who typically are much more adept at turning off their Tapatalk default signature)?"
    Wear your signature high and proud ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildheart View Post
    Why Mark Chapman murdered John Lennon?
    Almost as bad as why Ringo thought he could be a solo artist.

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    Following a visit from a relative, can I suggest:

    People who put used plates and cups in the sink. Put them in the dishwasher or adjacent to the dishwasher. If you put stuff in the sink, someone has to take it out (to put it in or adjacent to the dishwasher).

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    Things you'll never understand

    Why people place their dirty plates/cups adjacent to the dishwasher. Go the final yard and put them IN the dishwasher

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxy100 View Post
    In civilisation we drink tea from cups, we don't eat it for dinner.
    Absolutely….Tea is a drink and not your…”dinner”….

    “Whats for tea”……
    “I’ll ring you back after I’ve eaten my tea”………
    “Eat your tea up”..

    Argghhhh …

    Can you imagine the confusion for overseas visitors…..”what would you like for tea” ? Errrr “Earl Grey”…

    I will however concede there is such a thing as “Afternoon Tea” which should be partaken at Fortnum & Mason…..

    A survey across the U.K. found the following

    52% now call the evening meal Tea…..how crass
    37% call it Dinner …quite properly
    5% call it supper..presumably religious
    6% call it a mixture of all 3….Liberal Democrats

    Liverpool 79.8% its Tea….
    Brighton & Hove 69.57% its Dinner…

    Scones……..discuss….

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    Quote Originally Posted by David_D View Post
    Following a visit from a relative, can I suggest:

    People who put used plates and cups in the sink. Put them in the dishwasher or adjacent to the dishwasher. If you put stuff in the sink, someone has to take it out (to put it in or adjacent to the dishwasher).
    My dishwasher would take violent exception to my trying to place dirty crockery and cutlery inside her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TKH View Post
    Scones……..discuss...
    Fastest cakes in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halitosis View Post
    Why people place their dirty plates/cups adjacent to the dishwasher. Go the final yard and put them IN the dishwasher
    Indeed. But actually going to the “trouble” of putting them in the sink to give someone else the job of taking them out to then put in the dishwasher is most bizarre, in my view.

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    ...how Jermaine Jenas keeps getting media & punditry gigs: then Micah Richards pops up & you realise just how shallow the pool must be. (See also: Lee Dixon, Danny Murphy et alia.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwg663 View Post
    ...how Jermaine Jenas keeps getting media & punditry gigs: then Micah Richards pops up & you realise just how shallow the pool must be. (See also: Lee Dixon, Danny Murphy et alia.)
    Micah Richards is a buffoon.

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