Return of the silly little things that annoy you thread

Drivers of expensive German cars and how indifferent they are compared to the average driver when it comes to considering bicyclists. So far it's been numerous cases of me rolling my eyes at why must they speed past with just nanometers of space in between almost knocking me over. But if I do get knocked over it will no longer be a silly little thing but something serious. But why is it always Audis and BMWs that do this?
 
I may be corrected but I do not know of a retailer who now does consume by dates.
Seems Best Before is the catch all
Long-term canned goods and manufacturer brand items may differ.
Fresh meat and fish would most certainly have a use-by date. But I'm guessing you don't buy that in packets from a supermarket. Milk always used to as well, but I think the co-op recently changed to best-before.
 
Fresh meat and fish would most certainly have a use-by date. But I'm guessing you don't buy that in packets from a supermarket. Milk always used to as well, but I think the co-op recently changed to best-before.
I stand corrected
Seems Use By is now the norm
Best By on fruit and crisps etc
But M&S Crème Fraîche just gives a date.
But that is from Normandy so perhaps they expect us to use our noddle
... or pass on quietly!
 
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Drivers of expensive German cars and how indifferent they are compared to the average driver when it comes to considering bicyclists. So far it's been numerous cases of me rolling my eyes at why must they speed past with just nanometers of space in between almost knocking me over. But if I do get knocked over it will no longer be a silly little thing but something serious. But why is it always Audis and BMWs that do this?

Well, pardon me, I've read some sweeping generalisations in my time, and plenty of dubious stuff on this Forum over the years, but am incredulous Mr Nieminen. Like Paul A I am also a BMW owner, and also a cyclist (albeit not a retired amateur racing one - chapeau Mr A).

I don't regard my 3 Series BMW Estate as notably expensive - if I can afford it it can't be 'that' expensive. It's my first BMW, bought 5 years ago at age 61 (me that is, not the car !). As someone also a cyclist, and now loving being back on my road bike, building outing mileage, after c 3 years off it due to health issues, I'm also mindful, and have been for years, when behind the wheel of the cycling fraternity - waiting to pass, wide berth, lots of room etc etc which practices I also apply to horses on our local roads.

I can only acknowledge you are entitled to your opinion, in your country, but from my experience, certainly in my locale, you could not be more wrong. I have had some near misses on my bike, haven't we all, only a few fortunately, but all different and am not going to/cannot generalise. As it happens the nearest 'brush' I've had in 9 years of road bike ownership coincidentally came last weekend - this was on a local dual carriageway straight stretch, with nothing in the outside lane, when an articulated truck (from E H Booth & Co, the so called Waitrose of the North) passed me very closely indeed, seemingly not allowing any extra room at all, causing me to wobble slightly which was a tad scary.

Only BMWs & Audis - no, not for me.
 
May I add that having a plug in hybrid BMW (330e) it is also reasonably planet friendly. I filled up on the 3rd June have covered nearly 600 miles since the previous fill up on 25th April - with about 470 miles on electric power only. My average MPG was well over the maximum indicated 90mpg. That's in spite of having a car that produces, with xtraboost, 292BHP and can do 0-60mph in 5.5 sec.
 
May I add that having a plug in hybrid BMW (330e) it is also reasonably planet friendly. I filled up on the 3rd June have covered nearly 600 miles since the previous fill up on 25th April - with about 470 miles on electric power only. My average MPG was well over the maximum indicated 90mpg. That's in spite of having a car that produces, with xtraboost, 292BHP and can do 0-60mph in 5.5 sec.
Show off - which actually is fitting of a 3 series driver :D ;)

Apologies, I have this evening just put £130 in the tank :rolleyes:
 
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OK, this won't resonate with anyone unless you routinely try to find technical information on wines from the producer's web site: I've recently presented masterclasses for the trade on wines from Australia, and then the other day, from New Zealand. To check tech information like harvest dates, time in oak, residual sugar or acidity, etc. I will usually turn to the producer's web site and find it. Obviously during Covid lockdowns, producers in Aus and NZ have seen their export markets shrink, so almost all have introduced local direct selling on their web sites. It used to be that when you clicked on the "Our Wines" tab of their web site you would get the tech information, now it invariably takes you off the site and onto their shop.xx site, full of pretty pictures, sales puffs and glowing reviews, but with no technical information at all. Incredibly frustrating (from my point of view).
 
It was Volvo drivers in the 70s-early 80s. As the first fully 'safe' car, built like tanks, you rarely saw one without a dent in one of the front doors. I had a motorbike in those days and if anything was going to pull out in front of you it would be a V. Present (leadership) company excepted of course...
 
There was a report on the BBC website yesterday about the driver of an Audi Q8 being fined the best part of £2,000 for passing too close to a cyclist, with several hundred pounds in costs on top. The cyclist had a GoPro camera fitted to his bike, looking backwards, and it caught the episode.

On the other hand, it was a BMW that forced Mrs B off the road a couple of weeks ago, by overtaking her when it wasn’t safe to do so and then cutting in on her to avoid a car coming the other way.

But, to paraphrase the NRA, cars don’t kill people, people kill people...
 
The Cirio advertisement on TV, where James Martin pronounces the name exactly like the singular form of Cheerios the cereal, and then puns on the word to say goodbye at the end of the advertisement. It makes me cringe every time I hear it.

Their tinned tomatoes are pretty good, but James Martin is wrecking the brand as far as I am concerned
 
The Cirio advertisement on TV, where James Martin pronounces the name exactly like the singular form of Cheerios the cereal, and then puns on the word to say goodbye at the end of the advertisement. It makes me cringe every time I hear it.

Their tinned tomatoes are pretty good, but James Martin is wrecking the brand as far as I am concerned

If it’s an Italian name it would be pronounced equivalent to and English “Cheerio” no?

Ci in Italian = Chee

The pun linking it to the British word “Cheerio” in the hands of James Martin would be rightly annoying though. The late great Antonio Carluccio used to do their adverts
 
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