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pay with credit card at the bar when it's massively busy
It's so embarrassing
when approaching a motorway junction they do not intend to use, don't get the fuck out of the inside lane
and i can't be bothered to explain myself now.
basically, if it's a busy motorway and you don't want to exit at a junction, when many others do, it would be courteous to move over to ease congestion in this lane, in order to both allow those who want to exit to do so, and allow those who are joining the motorway a bit of space so the slip road doesn't get clogged.
On a M-way @ an slip lane onto it: If you're on the M-way inside lane, and someone on the on-slip is shit enough to not have judged the speed of the motorway traffic properly, then, yeah, take the middle lane and make space for 'em if traffic allows it without holding anyone up.
that causes most congestion in the first place, which is basically what you're advodating.
perhaps because that's not how road work, you complete lunch.
for those coming down the slip-road. If he doesn't then he is a terrible and misguided driver who should be banned.
In fact he can't mean that. Ignore me. I have no idea what he's on about.
think the optimum speed to join a motorway from the sliproad is less than 50mph. I always - always - seem to get stuck behind these people.
making it harder to merge into the inside lane traffic, cos the 50mph person in front has backed you up.
But, yeah, if I'm on the M-way and someone's trying to merge at 50mph then they're gonna have to find a spot behing me if there's no space in the middle lane for me to take to make room for their crappy merging.
and agree on a time to come over and pick it up
then text you 5 minutes before that time saying "just checked my funds can only afford 80 let me know"
cunts. god a whole thread of people who could be dedicated the shower of cuntitude that is gumtree and craigslist wankers.
people who turn up to buy something and then sit in your living room for 30 minutes having a fucking breakdown over whether they want to risk buying something second hand. they'll say things "problem is mate, how do i know it's not got something wrong with it, y'know?" yeah i do know, that's how buying second hand things works. you take a risk, and in exchange you get a decent reduction in price. if you want a fucking warranty, buy it from the shop you massive massive anus.
people who send you emails and texts with insane offers and then act outraged when you reject them.
"i got a cortina without da engine, trade for your macbook?"
^this was a genuine offer i received by the way. when i replied "um, no?" he replied "how about i break your fucking neck?"
that goes for buyers and sellers. i mean sometimes they're just lowballers trying to force you into getting a good deal, but too often it's idiots that think because it's used it's now basically worthless and they're doing you a favour taking it off your hands. i think it just brings out this awful combination of greed and stupidity in people.
like i said sellers can be bad too, some of them will list something for the price they paid for it. they just can't accept that it's not worth the same amount anymore. it's particularly sad when they do it with technology which is not only devalued because it's used, but also because it's now outdated.
stand at the bar chatting to their mate when the bar is really busy, see you're waiting to get served but refuse to make ANY concession of space in order for you to speak to the barman/ collect your order/ pay for your order
can literally follow her around by facebook. It's quite worrying actually. It'd be really easy to stalk her. Not that I would.
and also, it'd be a bit wierd.
Why? Why would you want to do that?
especially when the article is 5 years old.
about how Dermot Morgan (Father Ted) had recently died. I wonder if he knew that it happened 13 years ago.
there've been others as well though.
since it's so rare I smoke, I don't want to buy a whole pack so i can have one or two. if I had any I'd happily give them away to people without.
Then talk at you about it.
i just don't understand how they're not completely self conscious to the fact that every single person standing up is thinking what an awful person they are
The inside seat on my trains you are squashed against the wall, legs cramped by the heater grills running along the side on the floor, and the carriages only have doors either end so you get boxed in by someone who is in no rush and have to wait for the entire carriage to filter off. I'll happily get out of the way to let someone take the inside seat but im not gonna give up the outside seat if I got to it first
Why should the person who gets there 2nd get the good seat, all the reasons I gave outweigh the slight awkwardness of someone having to ask if they can get past
instead of asking "excuse me, can i sit there?" and giving you the opportunity to move them. (i probably say this one every time there's a people who thread)
you don't own the bus/train.
Because I'm not a monster.
because i don't want sweaty strangers sitting next to me. if the seat with my bag on is the only available one in the carriage then i'll move my bag without giving any dirty looks. if there are plenty of other seats then people should know my bag is there to passively-aggressively say 'SIT SOMEWHERE ELSE'
what if all the other seats have a bag on them as well?
if there are loads then i'd rather they found somewhere else.
The people who put their bags next to them on an empty bus / train are literally saying: "IM SO GOOD LOOKING PEOPLE WILL SIT NEXT TO ME IF I DONT TAKE UP THE SEAT! WOE IS ME! DAMN THESE HANDSOME GENES I WAS BORN WITH!"
it's more that i don't like people i don't know being in my personal space. i usually end up with someone fat or smelly sat next to me.
out of principle. Unless there are stacks of seats available, as I wouldn't want to look like some creepy creep.
or not ever, i'd wager. nice try, bring some cash next time.
Barman: that'll be £6.50 please.
Customer: *hands over tenner*
Barman: *turns to till, gets change, hands it over*
Done in a matter of seconds.
Whereas, if the customer pays by card, there's extra faffing about while the barman gets the card machine (which may be in use by someone else), the customer puts their card in, waits for instructions, puts in their PIN, hands it back, waits, the barman presses buttons, waits for the receipt, hands over the customer copy, puts the other copy in the till, returns the card machine, and only then is free to serve the next customer.
Barman: That'll be £6.50 please.
Customer: Sorry - it's a bit loud in here. How much?
Barman: Six. Fifty.
Customer *fumbles in wallet to see if has £1.50 in coins, realises doesn't, pulls out a £20 note, hands it over*
Barman: *takes note to till, colleague is using till, waits several seconds*
is likely to take even longer if confronted with something as 'complex' as a card machine.
Also the colleague using the till thing can happen irrespective of the method of payment.
can make a card transaction quick and efficient, though.
What I don't believe is that they'd take less time than someone who's not an idiot paying by cash.
I was simply pointing out that the OP is very touchy if that's a major bone of contention for him. "People who take ages to pay at the bar when it's massively busy" I'd agree with. As a regular (efficient) card payer, though, I feel aggrieved.
I've no problem with people who pay by card when it's quiet, and/or they're fairly swift at doing so.
** are fat and sit next to you on a plane
** are all about animal welfare & saving the environment, but treat their fellow human beings like shit
** like Cirque du Soleil
** are white and have dreadlocks
** are 15 years older than you
** say "..., people" on internet comment threads - as in: "It's not rocket science, people"
** wear trilby hats and are under the age of 60
** have just discovered Dawkins, Hitchens etc and think that challenging the existence of God is the last word in edgy radicalism
** are Kim Kardashian or any of her family members
** oppose same-sex marriage
** have a problem with Jews
** get into arguments in the YouTube comments section
** are superstitious
** break into your place & steal your shit
** use "spiritual" as a term of approbation ("oh he's a really nice guy, really spiritual")
** lament the rise of "political correctness"
** travel to India and are really boring about it
** twirl fire sticks
social issues could be described as a bit dickish. My brother's vegan and environmentalist ex-housemate was a massive dickhead.
Only I'd extend no.3 to people who claim to be ethical in any way yet seem to be totally devoid of morals. Has put me off becoming seriously involved in any activisty type group when I've been surrounded by people who've been pretty blunt and actually quite rude to me. Is it the fact that being ethical is cool these days whereas "morals" are a stiff, Daily Mail esque concept?
use the phrase, "us women"/"girls' night out"/"girly weekend", or otherwise try to reference the fact that you're of the same gender
put their hand in their partner's pocket
Seems like some people actual take offence at not drinking and will then try and grill me for ages
Also, when people say mr or miss as in: had a lovely meal with Mr Craddock and is now going to drink a bottle of red with Miss Hewitt, bliss! x' makes me phsyically cringe
and don't look behind them to see if there is a car about to turn left onto the road they're crossing. You know what I mean? Don't make me draw a diagram. I'm sure I'm going to run someone over because of this one day.
every single person at the bar was paying with a card. Every one of them. I hate that bar.
for sub-£10 purchases could be brilliant in pubs, but dangerously open to abuse.
They need to introduce more beer vending machines in pubs too.
still feel a bit like i'm not sure of the etiquette.
like friday a girl got served before me, when Id been there a while and I thought nothing of it - if it was a guy Id have (quietly) been absolutely seething. Its probably because I want a sniff i guess
The whole idea of girls getting served before because they have boobies and the barman want's to sleep with them.
She wasn't very happy to say the least. She kind of shouted at me for 5 minutes.
and walk off in one direction whilst still chatting and looking in the other. Usually walking straight into me. Although I usually see this coming and make sure I brace myself, making them look like a fool when they bounce off me.
deflower un pedophile
but think its morally acceptable to take mountains of gak
A perennial favourite, I know, but for fuck sake. The limiting factor on how quickly you can use a cash machine should be the speed at which at processes your nigh-instant instructions. Standing in a queue at a cash machine is like watching a succession of old people trying to use a computer for the first time, except it's all age groups and it's statistically hugely improbably that they're all first time cash machine users. Pricks.
(missed a train today because of this)