Local Drivers - what's going wrong?

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Re: Local Drivers - what's going wrong?

Post by rajagainstthemachine » Wed, 10 Jun 2015 10:58 am

@squirrel my inner body spell check says you should use brake instead of break.

@JR8 you should you see the comedy that unfolds in front of my house everyday. Basically the road is a dead end, many drivers come along looking for parking and then discover the dead end, now there are two options here.

1. option 1: drive ahead a bit more and one will discover a gate on the left along with a bit of space for a car to nose in , back out a bit, straighten up and then drive out of the dead end.

2. option 2: drive in reverse for about 75m

97% of people choose option 2, at which point another guy looking for parking comes along, sees the car coming at him in reverse and then honks.
so reversing car stops reversing and moves forward, car behind him follows ahead. Third car comes along, car 1 wants out, car 2 is now stuck, car 3 thinks there is parking
meanwhile I am sipping coffee and a biscuit in it and watching the fun.
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

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Re: Local Drivers - what's going wrong?

Post by bgd » Wed, 10 Jun 2015 10:59 am

Bus drivers are underpaid, live in poor conditions and generally don't like their Sg masters. How do they get even? They take it out on their customers. They try to make their passengers as uncomfortable as possible by driving like taxi uncles.

Well, it's one theory. :cool:

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Re: Local Drivers - what's going wrong?

Post by Primrose Hill » Wed, 10 Jun 2015 11:29 am

rajagainstthemachine wrote:Am I the only person who thinks bus drivers brake a lot and drive in a jerky fashion? I find it unbelievable that a bus can't be driven without having to jerk and throw people off guard.
that's the taxi uncles. after 5mins I am ready to get out of their cabs and throw up.
in London that's usually bus no.31 :D

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Re: Local Drivers - what's going wrong?

Post by menudown » Wed, 10 Jun 2015 11:31 am

will always keep my distance with those truck and trailers during rush hours..

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Re: Local Drivers - what's going wrong?

Post by nakatago » Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:09 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:@squirrel my inner body spell check says you should use brake instead of break.

@JR8 you should you see the comedy that unfolds in front of my house everyday. Basically the road is a dead end, many drivers come along looking for parking and then discover the dead end, now there are two options here.

1. option 1: drive ahead a bit more and one will discover a gate on the left along with a bit of space for a car to nose in , back out a bit, straighten up and then drive out of the dead end.

2. option 2: drive in reverse for about 75m

97% of people choose option 2, at which point another guy looking for parking comes along, sees the car coming at him in reverse and then honks.
so reversing car stops reversing and moves forward, car behind him follows ahead. Third car comes along, car 1 wants out, car 2 is now stuck, car 3 thinks there is parking
meanwhile I am sipping coffee and a biscuit in it and watching the fun.
Is making a 19-point turn too much to ask for?
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Re: Local Drivers - what's going wrong?

Post by rajagainstthemachine » Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:19 pm

nakatago wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:@squirrel my inner body spell check says you should use brake instead of break.

@JR8 you should you see the comedy that unfolds in front of my house everyday. Basically the road is a dead end, many drivers come along looking for parking and then discover the dead end, now there are two options here.

1. option 1: drive ahead a bit more and one will discover a gate on the left along with a bit of space for a car to nose in , back out a bit, straighten up and then drive out of the dead end.

2. option 2: drive in reverse for about 75m

97% of people choose option 2, at which point another guy looking for parking comes along, sees the car coming at him in reverse and then honks.
so reversing car stops reversing and moves forward, car behind him follows ahead. Third car comes along, car 1 wants out, car 2 is now stuck, car 3 thinks there is parking
meanwhile I am sipping coffee and a biscuit in it and watching the fun.
Is making a 19-point turn too much to ask for?
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

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Re: Local Drivers - what's going wrong?

Post by rajagainstthemachine » Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:22 pm

43 point turn lol
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

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Re: Local Drivers - what's going wrong?

Post by the lynx » Wed, 10 Jun 2015 1:40 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:43 point turn lol
Even the man standing in front of the store is having his field day watching that.

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Post by ecureilx » Wed, 10 Jun 2015 5:27 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:@squirrel my inner body spell check says you should use brake instead of break.
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The spell check on my tablet insists it is break :( not brake ..... :o

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 10 Jun 2015 5:48 pm

Ceylon spellchecker? lol
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Post by ecureilx » Wed, 10 Jun 2015 6:27 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Ceylon spellchecker? lol
Asus Zen phone set to aggressive mode :P

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Post by nakatago » Wed, 10 Jun 2015 10:21 pm

ecureilx wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:@squirrel my inner body spell check says you should use brake instead of break.
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The spell check on my tablet insists it is break :( not brake ..... :o
Spell checkers don't correct grammar!
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Post by JR8 » Wed, 10 Jun 2015 10:34 pm

The one in Word does. That's how I came to realise my grammar is so bad :oops:
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Re: RE: Re: Local Drivers - what's going wrong?

Post by ecureilx » Wed, 10 Jun 2015 11:29 pm

nakatago wrote:
ecureilx wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:@squirrel my inner body spell check says you should use brake instead of break.
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The spell check on my tablet insists it is break :( not brake ..... :o
Spell checkers don't correct grammar!
I can show you, when you set auto correct to aggressive, it does amazing word replacements .. :) :)

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Re: Local Drivers - what's going wrong?

Post by Brah » Thu, 11 Jun 2015 8:36 am

JR8 wrote:Competitive inter-vehicle ego + lousy eyesight.
Those, plus lack of basic spatial awareness, whether driving or walking or standing, due either to kiasu or basic inability. Or both.
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