Page 1 of 10 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 95

Thread: The really really really rude thread- Let it all out

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    4,516

    The really really really rude thread- Let it all out

    Got this selfish idea from a post in covid19. 99% of people are helpful, thoughtful and kind. This is not their thread. This is for the 1%ers we all get to see and they make it so easy to see them

    To kick it off

    The Footpath

    Ordered some takeaway (its been a big day at work) Ordered on the phone and told about 30 minutes. Turned up at 30 minutes and paid, told it would be ready in another 5 minutes. Covid19 rules here mean only a few people are allowed inside so I went out and joined a few other socially distant masked up people waiting. Standing on the foot 1/2 a metre from the curb. A car parking pulled in a mm from my recently broken leg and revved the engine very loudly I assume to show his displeasure of my spot on the foot path ( not drive way)
    A song stuck in my head

    It's coming round again
    The slowly creeping hand
    Of time and its command
    It settles in its place
    Its shadow in my face
    Puts pressure in my day
    Soon enough it comes
    Here it is again
    Slowly creeping hand
    Time and it's command
    Soon enough it comes
    Settles in it's place
    It's shadow in my face
    Undignified and lame

    This life well it's slipping right through my hands
    These days turned out nothing like I had planned
    Control well it's slipping right through my hands
    These days turned out nothing like I had planned

    I had my back to the car. I turned to look at the very grumpy ute driver who suddenly became suddenly a lot less aggressive and appeared to look at the sky or any where except at my surprised face. I did not say anything or move till my food was ready.

    Let it out. I am sure you get the amazement of seeing the 1%ers doing or saying there self entitled thing(s)

    I think Powder Finger got the tune and lyrics about right for this one





  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    1,833
    The other morning I had someone rude in an Aussie made V8 sedan think he could go around the D3 when we were joining one freeway from another, granted it is a bit slow off the mark, but once it is rolling and the turbo is on boost he had no chance, I got in the RH lane with his engine roaring behind me, he seemed to think driving up my exhaust pipe was going to get him to his destination even faster, he then flashed his lights at me, but by then we were in thick traffic so I just stayed in the RH lane until he turned off in an industrial area.
    2005 D3 TDV6 Present
    1999 D2 TD5 Gone

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    4511
    Posts
    19,518
    Quote Originally Posted by RANDLOVER View Post
    The other morning I had someone rude in an Aussie made V8 sedan think he could go around the D3 when we were joining one freeway from another, granted it is a bit slow off the mark, but once it is rolling and the turbo is on boost he had no chance, I got in the RH lane with his engine roaring behind me, he seemed to think driving up my exhaust pipe was going to get him to his destination even faster, he then flashed his lights at me, but by then we were in thick traffic so I just stayed in the RH lane until he turned off in an industrial area.
    you need to come play on the bribie island rd

    1995 Defender 130 Dualcab Ute

    "Being inconvenienced is not the same as being oppressed" - anonymous Victorian person with IQ above 5
    "Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- a warning from Adolf Hitler
    "If you don't have a sense of humour, you probably don't have any sense at all!" -- a wise observation by someone else
    'If everyone colludes in believing that war is the norm, nobody will recognize the imperative of peace." -- Anne Deveson

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Location
    Adelaide Hills. South Australia
    Posts
    6,972
    Divs, did you give him the non compos mentus(sp?) looking 1000 yard stare even though he was only a metre away, while feeling in your pocket for an undisclosed weapon? You know the one where one is apt to think "This guy on the footpath looks like a nutcase" (Not you personally of course)


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    1,833
    Quote Originally Posted by incisor View Post
    you need to come play on the bribie island rd

    No thanks, I seem to attract enough lunatics without going looking for them.
    2005 D3 TDV6 Present
    1999 D2 TD5 Gone

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Location
    Adelaide Hills. South Australia
    Posts
    6,972
    Quote Originally Posted by RANDLOVER View Post
    The other morning I had someone rude in an Aussie made V8 sedan think he could go around the D3 when we were joining one freeway from another, granted it is a bit slow off the mark, but once it is rolling and the turbo is on boost he had no chance, I got in the RH lane with his engine roaring behind me, he seemed to think driving up my exhaust pipe was going to get him to his destination even faster, he then flashed his lights at me, but by then we were in thick traffic so I just stayed in the RH lane until he turned off in an industrial area.

    And speaking of being up your Zorst, for the first time in my 67 year driving life I had one of those "Quick Response" small Ambulances up my dinger on Friday while stationary at a Red Light. He/she sat there doing a good job of intimidating me with the blue lights & siren continuously in my rear view. I couldn't move anywhere, nor could anyone else. until I could chuck a rightie. What to do? what to do? Buggerall it seems.

    The traffic in front gradually cleared on a green & so he/she was off smartish. So was I. I couldn't have got into the turn Right Lane either. I was probably the 4th car behind the Stop Line.


    Not wanting to be the cause of a Death by Shopping Trolley up the road & always believing you cannot even cross the line let alone move out, was illegal, I need to know what is one supposed to do in this case.
    Not sure why he couldn't drive up the other side of the island like the Fire Service do, maybe he'd left it too late to exit my lane but being one of those AWD wagons it must have been capable of mounting the island & then away.


    Anonymous replies please. I promise I won't quote you to any copper who may pull me over one day for using my loaf/following the rule book. I hope that the driver wasn't taking the **** & going to buy his/her lunch.


    My apologies for no Musical Content.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    695
    Personally if there is an emergency services vehicle behind me I break any law to move out the way provided Iím not putting anyone else in immediate danger. Median strips, front verges, pulling into an intersection, pushing past a red. Iíve done them all.

    I figure if my wife was the one applying compressions while waiting for the flashing lights, sheís want the wagon there as fast as possible. I donít want to be the one holding things up and Iíd quite happily face court if required to explain why I crossed the line and triggered the red light camera. Iíd even cop the fine.

    Thatís just me though, Iíve seen more than my fair share of oblivious makeup application in the mirror while lights and sirens flash behind.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Location
    Adelaide Hills. South Australia
    Posts
    6,972
    Quote Originally Posted by BradC View Post
    Personally if there is an emergency services vehicle behind me I break any law to move out the way provided Iím not putting anyone else in immediate danger. Median strips, front verges, pulling into an intersection, pushing past a red. Iíve done them all.

    I figure if my wife was the one applying compressions while waiting for the flashing lights, sheís want the wagon there as fast as possible. I donít want to be the one holding things up and Iíd quite happily face court if required to explain why I crossed the line and triggered the red light camera. Iíd even cop the fine.

    Thatís just me though, Iíve seen more than my fair share of oblivious makeup application in the mirror while lights and sirens flash behind.

    Yep thanks Brad, that is what one's bladder is telling you to do. I have no idea what the call out was for but watching some of those UK Ambo stories some people want an ambulance because the cat is stuck on the roof etc. although those are sorted out before the Ambulance is dispatched but they do get some queer requests & when they flash up the Map of their coverage area you can see there are some time wasters.


    It is physically impossible to move anywhere really, being hemmed in by other vehicles & obstacles so at the end of the day there is not much/any/no choice. I guess it is a case of yer take yer chances waiting for an Ambulance.

    The Metro Fire Service & probably others use the opposite side of the road at lights but I guess when you have probably 10 + tonne of Fire Truck coming at you with headlights flashing & Air horn bellowing you'd be a bit daft not to let it through.

    This joker could have as well IMHO but maybe the driver lacked a bit of confidence to do that but if I cannot move then neither can he/she . Time to switch off the noise, sit back & maybe have a fag or a Mars Bar & watch the passing parade.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Location
    NSW far north coast
    Posts
    16,273
    Quote Originally Posted by BradC View Post
    Personally if there is an emergency services vehicle behind me I break any law to move out the way provided Iím not putting anyone else in immediate danger. Median strips, front verges, pulling into an intersection, pushing past a red. Iíve done them all.

    Ditto.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    1,209
    Quote Originally Posted by 4bee View Post
    And speaking of being up your Zorst, for the first time in my 67 year driving life I had one of those "Quick Response" small Ambulances up my dinger on Friday while stationary at a Red Light. He/she sat there doing a good job of intimidating me with the blue lights & siren continuously in my rear view. I couldn't move anywhere, nor could anyone else. until I could chuck a rightie. What to do? what to do? Buggerall it seems.

    The traffic in front gradually cleared on a green & so he/she was off smartish. So was I. I couldn't have got into the turn Right Lane either. I was probably the 4th car behind the Stop Line.
    Not wanting to be the cause of a Death by Shopping Trolley up the road & always believing you cannot even cross the line let alone move out, was illegal, I need to know what is one supposed to do in this case.
    Not sure why he couldn't drive up the other side of the island like the Fire Service do, maybe he'd left it too late to exit my lane but being one of those AWD wagons it must have been capable of mounting the island & then away.
    Anonymous replies please. I promise I won't quote you to any copper who may pull me over one day for using my loaf/following the rule book. I hope that the driver wasn't taking the **** & going to buy his/her lunch.
    My apologies for no Musical Content.

    The law in Victoria actually requires you to get out of the way, and I've never heard of anyone being fined as a result of doing that. The last time that I had an ambulance behind me I was at a stoplight - I went across the stop line into the (large) intersection, so technically went through a red light, pulled to the right out of the way, the ambulance went through and then normal traffic resumed.
    Arapiles
    2014 D4 HSE

Page 1 of 10 123 ... LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Search AULRO.com ONLY!
Search All the Web!