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    Things you'll never understand

    Is there anything that plays on your mind or bugs you that you simply can't understand? I'll go first.

    People with semi detached houses who turn them into terraced houses with side extensions. Why would you do it and why did the neighbour agree to it either?!

    Now they have to drag their garden waste bins, lawn mower, bicycles and everything through the house as they have no side access. I don't get it. Seems like madness.

    I also don't understand chips and gravy and never will. Use ketchup or bake a potato.

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    ‘Detached’ houses that you’d be hard pushed to walk between. Mussels.

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    Females?

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    - Leather strap on a dive watch

    - chrono on a dive watch

    - people who say brought when they mean bought

    - people who wear a mask, but not over their nose

    - people that pay money for sky TV

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    That cellophane that some countries nationals wrap around their suitcases
    WTF

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Case View Post
    Females?
    Indeed

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    Why I keep buying watches that I'll rarely wear. :)

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    What the moon has to do with the tide! Magnetic pull and all that. Doesn’t make sense. Had it explained to me and still doesn’t. More to the point the moon should be staying out of earths business!

    How when you put your hand in a bag of revels you always get the crappy coffee one. I love coffee but not in a chocolate.

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    Cyclists who refuse to use the newly expensively constructed cycle paths that the council would have you believe were newly and expensively constructed to improve cyclists experience.

    Bus Lanes. As above, but remove Cyclist, add Buses.

    Councils. See above.

    How Death in Paradise seems to still engage my Wife, even after all the DVD’s have been watched, repeatedly. Even I know who did it..

    and, as this is a watch forum..

    Why I have to explain to my work colleagues that it is simply not possible to walk into a Rolex AD and buy a New watch they have seen on the Rolex website...

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    People that don’t know the difference between the terms borrowing and lending....


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    Dog owners who don't pick up their dogs shit

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    Why taxis insist on driving in lane 2 of the motorway, even when no other cars around.

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    House electrics. Why when a light fitting is on a wall, it has 2 wires, but on the ceiling, it has about 27

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    How the universe can go on and on......................

    It has to have a boundary, but then - what is there beyond that boundary? Has to be 'something'

    Even if we are all in some kind of Truman Show - how many layers of the onion are there?

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    People who drive 45mph on a derestricted clear country road, but then continue at the same speed through a 30mph village.

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    Sausages.
    A miracle.
    You cook them, chop them up, chew them into minute little pieces, swallow them, attack them with stomach acids.....

    Yet the following morning - you go to the toilet - and they have miraculously reformed themselves back into their original shape!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob153 View Post
    Why taxis insist on driving in lane 2 of the motorway, even when no other cars around.

    Why anyone drives in lanes 2 or 3 when not overtaking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devonian View Post
    How when you put your hand in a bag of revels you always get the crappy coffee one. I love coffee but not in a chocolate.
    I always get the toffee one. I don't like toffee except Toffee the artistic hamster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackal View Post
    How the universe can go on and on......................

    It has to have a boundary, but then - what is there beyond that boundary? Has to be 'something'

    Even if we are all in some kind of Truman Show - how many layers of the onion are there?
    I have watched numerous videos and discussed this with many many people and honestly my brain hurts at the thought of how large the universe is or the fact it could go on forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brigant View Post
    Why anyone drives in lanes 2 or 3 when not overtaking.
    Yes agree, I used taxis as an example because the last time I ventured down the M4 in one, I asked the question, he replied ‘ it saves my tyres’ face plant, doh….

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    Why we age


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    How people can take pleasure from any of these fixed pushbike things like peloton...I mean they’ve taken cycling and made it even more boring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paneraiseeker View Post
    Dog owners who don't pick up their dogs shit
    Dog owners who can happily pick up dog shit without vomiting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David_D View Post
    Dog owners who can happily pick up dog shit without vomiting.
    wait until you get it under your finger nail

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    Particles, atoms, protons, neutrons, electrons, etc.. I still have no idea what is smallest and then switch off when they (the clever folk) start talking about electrons being in multiple places at the same time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by David_D View Post
    Dog owners who can happily pick up dog shit without vomiting.
    I hope you never have to change a nappy…

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    So called "influencers".....why? What use are they?

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    What I don’t understand is why my kitchen sink plug, designed to fit with a rubber seal, leaks, but get a few odd bits of onion, mushroom, whatever, and when they collect in the plug hole they’ll hold water for days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franky Four Fingers View Post
    wait until you get it under your finger nail
    🤮

    To be fair, assumed everyone used plastic bags!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Case View Post
    I hope you never have to change a nappy…
    But your child’s different!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David_D View Post


    To be fair, assumed everyone used plastic bags!

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    But your child’s different!
    Yep but every now and again you’ll miss and dip a finger

    Agree on the kid thing, had to change my niece before and nearly threw my ring....when it ain’t your own!
    Last edited by Franky Four Fingers; 21st June 2021 at 20:37.

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    This. I simply can’t comprehend infinite space.
    Quote Originally Posted by blackal View Post
    How the universe can go on and on......................

    It has to have a boundary, but then - what is there beyond that boundary? Has to be 'something'

    Even if we are all in some kind of Truman Show - how many layers of the onion are there?

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    Japanese.

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    Other people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adigra View Post
    People who drive 45mph on a derestricted clear country road, but then continue at the same speed through a 30mph village.
    Particularly the ones with Cooper, GTi, or Mx/Mxx/Mxxx on the back.

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    Politicians who cross the floor. Your either a socialist or your not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paneraiseeker View Post
    Dog owners who don't pick up their dogs shit
    Dog owners who bag the shit then leave the bag. Bizarre.

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    Peoples obsession with cars.
    They are ridiculously priced for what is a depreciating asset that mostly you sit going nowhere fast in.
    People spend a significant chunk of their income just to lease/part own while still renting or living with their folks.
    They can do over 100mph when the speed limit is far lower.
    People drive just down the road when they could easily walk/cycle. (Except often infrastructure is designed round the car as primary transport when it shouldn’t be in a lot of locations)
    And then there’s the status thing, “what do you drive?” Who gives a toss!?

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    Starbucks. There, said it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrSmith View Post
    Peoples obsession with cars.
    They are ridiculously priced for what is a depreciating asset that mostly you sit going nowhere fast in.
    People spend a significant chunk of their income just to lease/part own while still renting or living with their folks.
    They can do over 100mph when the speed limit is far lower.
    People drive just down the road when they could easily walk/cycle. (Except often infrastructure is designed round the car as primary transport when it shouldn’t be in a lot of locations)
    And then there’s the status thing, “what do you drive?” Who gives a toss!?
    But then you could also say ‘People who buy a watch that’s more expensive than a Casio’

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    I’ll never understand how people can moan about the cost of petrol per litre.
    A product that is expensive to extract, refine, transport and sell (thanks to the tax applied). It goes up by a penny and the country loses its sh*t.

    These same people will happily pay a similar amount for a bottle of water that fell out of a mountain.

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    Gerald talking (Clarkson’s Farm)

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    The mind boggling distance between us and the nearest star (other than the sun) combined with the simply unimaginable number of stars in our galaxy, the observable universe and beyond.


    People who work hard purely to be able to buy pointless status symbols in order to show other people they work hard.

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    Bungalows with loft conversions.

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    My wife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrSmith View Post
    Peoples obsession with cars.
    They are ridiculously priced for what is a depreciating asset that mostly you sit going nowhere fast in.
    People spend a significant chunk of their income just to lease/part own while still renting or living with their folks.
    They can do over 100mph when the speed limit is far lower.
    People drive just down the road when they could easily walk/cycle. (Except often infrastructure is designed round the car as primary transport when it shouldn’t be in a lot of locations)
    And then there’s the status thing, “what do you drive?” Who gives a toss!?

    'And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music'.
    Friedrich Nietzsche.

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    I have a vague appreciation of the water cycle, but really, can it rain that much in one go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hood View Post
    That cellophane that some countries nationals wrap around their suitcases
    WTF
    It helps to stop the contents of their luggage being pilfered by light-fingered baggage handlers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmeat View Post
    I have a vague appreciation of the water cycle, but really, can it rain that much in one go?
    Only down South

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    Those who troll forums
    What do they get out of it?
    I don't see the point.
    Last edited by hogthrob; 22nd June 2021 at 07:22.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    I always get the toffee one. I don't like toffee except Toffee the artistic hamster.
    I can see a SC listing …..

    FT Coffee Revels

    Okay guys what have you got - would be keen on the toffee ones or the orange ones, but try me :-)

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