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    People in supermarkets on their phones and not emptying their trolleys on an empty conveyor belt, while you are trying to get a move on. Nearly had a fight with one guy! 😠

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    Signs on shop doors which clearly say "masks must be worn", I'm beginning to believe that many people can't actually bloody read.
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    Living semi - rural we have an added phenomenon when it comes to shopping

    small Petrol stations which are also mini-markets ...which is fine

    Until somebody fills up with fuel leaving car on the pump you are waiting for then goes inside and does a weekly shop for 15 minutes...arrghhhhh...

    note : parking is available away from pumps ....

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    Things you'll never understand

    People who drive right up to a roundabout or junction then stop, look, then go when you could see it was completely clear from miles back and there were no other cars anywhere near!


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    People who drive 38 in a 40 then drop down to just under 35 when there's a camera. Absolute cretins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrSmith View Post
    Can you add not touching everything in the shop, not picking their nose then touching everything in the shop, not slouching along the shelves as they move from aisle to aisle touching everything in the shop.

    Thanks.
    I have thus far been able to teach them to pick their noses first and ears second. Might have been the taste of earwax that taught them instead of me to be honest. Iíll try to add your concerns on the long list. Iím sure Iíll get there eventually.

    I find itís not unusual to bump into ill behaving little people when out and about, but mostly they seem to be adults, not children. Letís add hostile attitude towards children on the list of things Iíll never understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Possu View Post
    I have thus far been able to teach them to pick their noses first and ears second.
    What's third?
    Inform - Educate - Entertain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    What's third?
    You tell me. What are the additional body crevices that require picking? Please enlighten me. Iíd be happy to add to my list of things to teach my children.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prexelor View Post
    People who throw litter, whether this is in McDonald's car park or the beach or anywhere else.

    In the case of McDonald's, there are bins at various points. It is mind boggling to see bags, wrappers etc casually dropped from an open window.

    Visiting Weston Super Mare recently, it was annoying to see plastic water bottles, a beer can or two and discarded masks.

    We as a family take our rubbish home if a bin cannot be located readily. It's not that difficult.
    I do think it should be possible in this day and age with modern tech. to link the packaging to the customer so they can be fined if it is found as litter in the street etc. Perhaps if paying by mobile the vendor prints an indelible link on the cup or packet at the point of sale so it can be traced back some devious way? Just a thought anyway


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    I find itís not unusual to bump into ill behaving little people when out and about, but mostly they seem to be adults, not children. Letís add hostile attitude towards children on the list of things Iíll never understand.[/QUOTE]

    Iím not hostile towards children, just parents who canít manage to get their children (Iíll not include toddlers/infants) to not pick/fondle/squeeze/lick stuff they have no intention of buying.
    Mind you thereís plenty of adults who do that and they really should know better!?
    I mean picking a bread loaf up with your hands, giving it a squeeze and putting it back. FFS.

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    Why don't they make toilet bowls with a non-stick lining?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    Why don't they make toilet bowls with a non-stick lining?
    Or they could add teflon to our food?

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    Idiot spectators at the TdF who want to be on tv rather than watch the race.

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    How to open a packet of pasta without splitting the plastic bag so that pasta goes everywhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by Man of Kent View Post
    How to open a packet of pasta without splitting the plastic bag so that pasta goes everywhere

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    I'd add rice to that, and cous cous. Basically anything that you don't want to go everywhere, is what usually does!

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    How to open Amazon fire stick remote control cover to put in batteries. I had to Google how to open the cover.

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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.
    This!
    Happens soo much where I live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    People who drive 38 in a 40 then drop down to just under 35 when there's a camera. Absolute cretins.
    I’ll add to that people who zoom up behind you in an average speed check zone on the motorway and tailgate you until you pull over and let them drive 20mph over the limit. And there’s signs everywhere saying average speed check, it’s not like you could miss it. You want a ticket? Fine have one then!

    PS - I’ll add to that people who hit the brakes when they’re approaching a corner that they could have taken at twice the speed, then inch round it so slowly that when you’re following them on a motorbike, you have to slip the clutch in first or you’d stall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Man of Kent View Post
    How to open a packet of pasta without splitting the plastic bag so that pasta goes everywhere
    With scissors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bravo73 View Post
    With scissors.
    :D

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    How Forrest Gump beat The Shawshank Redemption to an Oscar.

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    People who wear masks but don't have it covering their nose.

    FFS it's been 14 months! It takes less time to potty train a toddler.

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    Folk that find it acceptable to join a motorway at 45 mph, while the queue that has formed unbeknown to them behind have all sorts of bother joining the flow of traffic.
    Normally someone old or a woman.

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    Why they don't just block mobile phone signals in prisons.

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    People that immediately stop after stepping off escalators while chaos ensues behind them.

    Women who stand 10 mins in a checkout queue, look mildly surprised when asked to pay, then spend the next 5 mins frantically looking for their purse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwillans View Post
    People that immediately stop after stepping off escalators while chaos ensues behind them.
    Spot on - and similar when the person at the front of a queue for a lift takes one step in when the lift doors open - even if the lift is empty - blocking access for everyone else!

    Quote Originally Posted by jwillans View Post
    Women who stand 10 mins in a checkout queue, look mildly surprised when asked to pay, then spend the next 5 mins frantically looking for their purse.
    Absolutely does my nut, that one!

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    Why people wear a smart watch with bit of string or manky leather around the same wrist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Why people wear a smart watch with bit of string or manky leather around the same wrist.
    Ha. I wear a bit of string around my watch wrist. It was given to me by my wifeís grandmother many years ago. Itís a very common custom in Thai culture.
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    Why Thai people gift a bit of string to wrap round your wrist when people really want a Rolex


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    Quote Originally Posted by Suds View Post
    Why Thai people gift a bit of string to wrap round your wrist when people really want a Rolex
    They mean a lot more than any Rolex to some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TKH View Post
    Living semi - rural we have an added phenomenon when it comes to shopping

    small Petrol stations which are also mini-markets ...which is fine

    Until somebody fills up with fuel leaving car on the pump you are waiting for then goes inside and does a weekly shop for 15 minutes...arrghhhhh...

    note : parking is available away from pumps ....
    Thatís not just in the countryside, stores like Tesco and Sainsburyís often have a petrol station next to them.

    For some reason Sainsburyís seems to be the main place this happens, people getting petrol, leaving the car at the petrol pump then going into pay and do the weekly shop while they are there (Presumably they donít notice that massive supermarket opposite with a car park with about 50 to 100 parking spaces)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    They mean a lot more than any Rolex to some.

    https://thetattooedbuddha.com/2015/1...dhist-strings/
    Suspect that many who readily denounce 'sky fairies' also wear them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    They mean a lot more than any Rolex to some.

    https://thetattooedbuddha.com/2015/1...dhist-strings/
    And rightly so (said after taking tongue out of cheek)

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    Quote Originally Posted by craggie View Post
    Idiot spectators at the TdF who want to be on tv rather than watch the race.
    Or better still, cause an accident:

    https://youtu.be/ld1oakfq6xw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itsguy View Post
    Iíll add to that people who zoom up behind you in an average speed check zone on the motorway and tailgate you until you pull over and let them drive 20mph over the limit. And thereís signs everywhere saying average speed check, itís not like you could miss it. You want a ticket? Fine have one then!

    PS - Iíll add to that people who hit the brakes when theyíre approaching a corner that they could have taken at twice the speed, then inch round it so slowly that when youíre following them on a motorbike, you have to slip the clutch in first or youíd stall.
    Or people who drive just under the limit approaching an average speed check camera then floor it once past it only to do the same thing further up the motorway then repeat until average speed check ends then floor it again.

    The passenger in that car must feel like they are in a washing machine.

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    Film and TV programs that use clearly empty disposable coffee cups on screen instead of filling them with water so it at least looks and behaves like it contains coffee.

    you can tell they are empty as they wouldn't wave em around as much if they had hot coffee in.

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    Steam pans with metal handles .

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    People who buy a tatty fake modern box to sell an old watch.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SUPERB-RARE-GENTS-WWI-ROLEX-TRENCH-WATCH-IN-BEAUTIFUL-CONDITION-AND-COMES-BOXED-/203506007063

    What is the point??!

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    Online bickering.

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    Things you'll never understand

    Pulleys.
    I have read and re-read the maths behind it, but I still cannot quite accept it

    Scallies insisting on keeping their puffa jackets on irrespective of the 25degree sunny days.

    R&B
    I mean what is that?
    I do not think it is just music I do not like.
    I do not like most jazz, but I can sort of understand what they are doing.
    This electronic-edited singing/rapping over some crap music, that seems to come out of every car window of those puffa-jacket wearers (see above). I mean, come on - you cannot be taking anything from that.

    Joggers who carry water.

    Monster energy drink drinkers (see much of above)

    Whiskey. Totally lost on me. £100 glass or £4 glassÖ all the same. Some tastes more like earth than others. But that is it. All taste awful






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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnyv View Post
    or the mothers/fathers who pick their kids up from school and then go to the supermarket.

    for an easier life for me and yourself, Why dont you go to the supermarket before you pick the kids up ?!
    Because they are at work til 3pm


    I donít understand people that donít understand that most parents have to work

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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperStripes View Post
    Because they are at work til 3pm


    I donít understand people that donít understand that most parents have to work
    The parents I've seen don't look like they've come straight from work to pick the kids up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnyv View Post
    The parents I've seen don't look like they've come straight from work to pick the kids up.
    What should they look like? I work from home so could be in shorts, scruffy t-shirt or I could be in business casual.

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    Joggers running on the road holding up traffic when there's a perfectly good footpath with no one on it right next to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spud767 View Post
    Joggers running on the road holding up traffic when there's a perfectly good footpath with no one on it right next to them.
    or cyclists and there is a cycle path to their left.

    or the cyclist that stops peddling as soon as you are behind them.

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    People (usually young) who say ĎIíll get a coffeeí. No you moron, thatís what the barista is for. Itís ĎIíd like a coffeeí. I think itís another Americanism but it makes no sense whatsoever!


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    Why Tapatalk removes all punctuation


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    Quote Originally Posted by manganr View Post
    Why do lesbians like women who look as much as possible like men? Not a dig but a genuine thing I don't understand. Surely being a gay girl means you fancy girls? I know a few and they assure me it's about being attracted to the femininity but their girlfriends still look like boyfriends to me??
    You can look masculine and be feminine. Why don't straight girls all like body builders with tats? Why don't straight guys all like skinny chicks? The answer is that no matter someone's sexuality, they're going to fancy someone different to you. I think your actual question might be why do some people follow sterotypes?


    Quote Originally Posted by Filterlab View Post
    People who indicate right and then left whilst going straight on at a roundabout???
    I do this, in an attempt to show people which way I'm going. I understand how they're supposed to be used, but so many people don't indicate and then turn left, I feel it necessary to show that I'm not doing that. It's a reaction to seemingly most other raod users not having functional indocators.


    Quote Originally Posted by AlexG View Post
    Older retired folk who go shopping on a Saturday morning when half the employed population are doing the same.
    And lunchtimes, which is more annoying and more unecessary. At what point do you start to want to go to shops when they're at their busiest?


    Quote Originally Posted by prexelor View Post
    Visiting Weston Super Mare recently
    That's your problem, right there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperStripes View Post
    What should they look like? I work from home so could be in shorts, scruffy t-shirt or I could be in business casual.

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    Not wearing pyjamas.

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