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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15765 on: April 24, 2014, 06:57:58 AM »

 Truly - how does one NOT see a bright gold ute???

Redsoil, darling, this is Oz. A country where people can drive along a perfectly straight road and crash into a road-train and claim "I didn't see it", and a magistrate believes them.

It's the same people who hit a stopped full size, transit style (flat front), neon yellow school bus with it's red flashing lights and stop sign and say they "didn't see it"...or firetruck, or ambulance, or police car with full lights and sirens.

No one has managed to hit the bright red mid-sized SUV I drive, but only because I have the ability and skills to go off road when needed. I have had to do that one too many times. For Mother's Day, I am getting flashing LED lights in all my side and corner marker lamps and a switch on the dash to activate them. Let's hope that helps.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15766 on: April 24, 2014, 07:20:39 AM »
I had a bright orange car, but it was a small compact. People seemed to gravitate towards hitting it--you would not believe the number of times I was almost backed in to. I refused to drive it in busy metro areas because I was afraid people wouldn't see it in their blind spots, and it was a light car too, so I feared being  bumped right off the road. It was extra great when the horn went out.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15767 on: April 24, 2014, 07:32:49 AM »
A coworker said to me this morning "Why are you here so early?".

I generally work 8-5, but I drop off DS at 7 and then drive straight here most days, so I am in 20-25 minutes early. Every day. She doesn't generally come out of her office in the morning, and I don't always walk to where her office is. It just annoyed me.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15768 on: April 24, 2014, 07:45:24 AM »
Posting to this forum from my tablet. I use the swipe-type keyboard on my tablet.  It's generally quite good about recognising the ends of words and putting in spaces without me having to use the spacebar. For some reason,  on EHell - not on my email, or any other forum,  or any text based app - it runs all the words together with no spaces.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15769 on: April 24, 2014, 07:56:37 AM »
A coworker said to me this morning "Why are you here so early?".

I generally work 8-5, but I drop off DS at 7 and then drive straight here most days, so I am in 20-25 minutes early. Every day. She doesn't generally come out of her office in the morning, and I don't always walk to where her office is. It just annoyed me.

I had to give a presentation to our satellite office in the UK this morning at 6 a.m. (noon their time) which meant I had to get up an hour earlier to get here on time. When I signed in to my e-mail, I had a message from the coordinator asking if they could push back the presentation time 20-30 minutes because they were in a meeting prior. I received it at 3:20 a.m. my time. :P
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15770 on: April 24, 2014, 07:56:49 AM »
People who Capitalize Every Word.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15771 on: April 24, 2014, 08:03:00 AM »
People who Capitalize Every Word.

And on that note people who refuse to use punctuation ever I mean whats that even about

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15772 on: April 24, 2014, 08:21:51 AM »
I know it's been brought up here, but I cAn'T bElIeVe ThErE aRe StIlLl PeOpLe WhO tYpE lIkE tHiS.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15773 on: April 24, 2014, 08:29:54 AM »
I know it's been brought up here, but I cAn'T bElIeVe ThErE aRe StIlLl PeOpLe WhO tYpE lIkE tHiS.

And call me jaded, but people who reply to those posts by saying "o m g ru4rlz lol kthxby" are no better.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15774 on: April 24, 2014, 08:37:53 AM »
I have an acquaintance who is older than me, a stay at home mom and has two children. She, in attempt to be "hip", always types in txt spk. Even in email, on social media and in documents. No.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15775 on: April 24, 2014, 08:39:01 AM »
I know it's been brought up here, but I cAn'T bElIeVe ThErE aRe StIlLl PeOpLe WhO tYpE lIkE tHiS.

And call me jaded, but people who reply to those posts by saying "o m g ru4rlz lol kthxby" are no better.

There's someone on one of my online groups that uses kisses like punctuation.

It drives the rest of the group crazy x She's 25 x and therefore old enough to know better x and sometimes its super inappropriate to the topics being discussed x
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15776 on: April 24, 2014, 09:32:05 AM »
I know it's been brought up here, but I cAn'T bElIeVe ThErE aRe StIlLl PeOpLe WhO tYpE lIkE tHiS.

And call me jaded, but people who reply to those posts by saying "o m g ru4rlz lol kthxby" are no better.

There's someone on one of my online groups that uses kisses like punctuation.

It drives the rest of the group crazy x She's 25 x and therefore old enough to know better x and sometimes its super inappropriate to the topics being discussed x

i'll use "kthxbai" when i'm sarky on twitter :)  i can't stand the CraZY TYpiNg!!

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15777 on: April 24, 2014, 10:06:33 AM »
I know it's been brought up here, but I cAn'T bElIeVe ThErE aRe StIlLl PeOpLe WhO tYpE lIkE tHiS.

And call me jaded, but people who reply to those posts by saying "o m g ru4rlz lol kthxby" are no better.

There's someone on one of my online groups that uses kisses like punctuation.

It drives the rest of the group crazy x She's 25 x and therefore old enough to know better x and sometimes its super inappropriate to the topics being discussed x

i'll use "kthxbai" when i'm sarky on twitter :)  i can't stand the CraZY TYpiNg!!

For the record, when I was first on the internets (back when there was only one, electrons were carried between computers by carrier pigeon, and AOL charged by the hour), TyPiNg LiKe ThIs was called "Torgo Talk" after the it's-so-bad-it's-awesome movie Manos, The Hand of Fate.  The character Torgo had a strange way of speaking that, well, bobbled up and down much like the chat stupidity mentioned previously.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15778 on: April 24, 2014, 10:13:33 AM »

There's someone on one of my online groups that uses kisses like punctuation.

It drives the rest of the group crazy x She's 25 x and therefore old enough to know better x and sometimes its super inappropriate to the topics being discussed x

I know someone who does this on Facebook x It's bad enough when it's just her normal posts x Sometimes though it's a post for a society of which she is a national board member x So the party meeting the Prime Minister will be gathering at the House of Commons at noon x The posts about the funeral gave me the complete yips x

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15779 on: April 24, 2014, 12:34:49 PM »
Drivers on a 75mph interstate that drive under the speed limit when there are signs posted that there is no minimum speed.  In the state I live in laws have been enacted to actually ticket people who do this when you are on sections of the interstate that are only two lane to prevent road rage incidents.  Don't know if it does reduce it or not, but I do get miffed when stuck behind someone going 60 in a 75 zone.

It's not just to prevent road rage; people who drive very much slower than the norm on busy highways are actually a danger to everyone.

Okay, I do this when I'm driving to/from Home and Grad School (it's a very long drive along one interstate), but I have good reasons for doing so:
  • The MPH changes enough between 60-65-70 that it just makes much more sense to stay at 60 than kick it up, slow down, kick it up again, etc.
  • Often it's windy and curvy, so I feel a better handle on the car at 60.
  • At least in my state, unless it's posted, the understood minimum speed is 45 on the highway.
If I feel comfortable, I will go 70 MPH, but that also burns through gas faster, and I'd rather not use money I don't have to if I can make the whole trip on one tank of gas. However, unless it is absolutely necessary, I stay in the right lane, because it's made for the slower traffic.


The reason the minimum is 45 is that slower -than that- is dangerous. Driving 60 when everyone else is going 70 isn't really that dangerous. It's when you're more than 20 or so MPH slower.