Return of the silly little things that annoy you thread

More on drivers: got abused by a fat bloke in a Porsche SUV while on my bike last night. I had to slam the brakes on as he pulled out of side road into my path without looking. I shook my head in exasperation more than anything. He briefly held a hand up in contrition before shouting at me twice that "I said sorry, C**t!". I had never uttered a word. Had I really caused such inconvenience?
 
You are supposed to bow and tug your forelock without making eye contact to show due deference to the knights of the road.

The interesting thing I took from this campaign is that some people’s reaction to shock is flashes of anger that are not always explainable or proportional.

 
An occasional Forumite has still not recovered fully after, two months ago, being knocked of his bike by `a driver of a Range Rover* who pulled out of a a side road, oblivious that a cyclist might be approaching along a cycle lane, on the main road.
Moreover, he has just had a query from the driver's insurance company querying why he considers he needs a new bike.

I rarely venture onto roads on my bike,nowadays. Fortunately there are closed cycle routes near by, home & away.

* Just seen Ian's post.
 
Persons who feel that their abstinence from booze in January somehow makes them an athlete or "Dry Athlete" (cringe) and that it is fine for them to provide us all with a constant stream of updates and reminders :rolleyes: .

Same people every year and somehow it justifies their excessive consumption for the other 11 months or respite from organ damage inflicted over the festive holidays. I think when it happens again on W-P next year we need a separate forum thread for those who are going through "Dry January" so they can all pat each other on the back and feel good about it and spare the rest of us! :)
 
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Persons who feel that their abstinence from booze in January somehow makes them an athlete or "Dry Athlete" (cringe) and that it is fine for them to provide us all with a constant stream of updates and reminders :rolleyes: .

Same people every year and somehow it justifies their excessive consumption for the other 11 months or respite from organ damage inflicted over the festive holidays. I think when it happens again on W-P next year we need a separate forum thread for those who are going through "Dry January" so they can all pat each other on the back and feel good about it and spare the rest of us! :)
Reported!

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Supermarket car parks.
The worst example is a Tesco close to me which I use for its long hours pharmacy and the odd 6 pack of Piper red label when on offer.
Over the years regular spaces have been lost to:

Tripling of disabled bays
Drop off zone?
EV charging
Waves car wash
Mother and child
Collect by car

The result is that any average Joe has to be up for/capable of a quarter mile hike exposed to the elements.
 
Location
London
My wife encouraged me not to leave when it came on. She then kicked me out after I started making puking noises when the judges were congratulating someone for "inspiring the whole country... and the entire world" or some such.
 
Speaking of which, why do people refer to the old pre-EU passports, and the new ones, as blue? They’re black! At least the old ones were. New ones are very very dark navy. But this wound me up years before we even had maroon ones
 
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