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2013-08-26 11:58:37 AM
How about douches who hold doors even though the next person is twenty feet away and now has to trot to the door, to put their hand on the door the other person "generously" held?
 
2013-08-26 12:06:44 PM

OldManDownDRoad: Yeah, it's a tough call. A number of the demyelinating diseases (ALS, MS, etc) are exacerbated by heat. When my brother was in the early stages of ALS, he was able to lead a pretty normal life, but walking across a parking lot in the summer heat would cause him to collapse.


Ditto for my wife, who has MS.  She may walk normally, but heat as you mention could cause her to have an attack and end up having serious trouble walking virtually instantly. In the store, she always push the cart to ensure to have support in case her legs would give out.  We keep a cane in the car in case she was to need it.

And yes, she needed a walker during her last serious attack.

The worse part is that many times that she feels ok, she feel guilty using the parking, but it doesn't take much for anything that might trigger exhaustion or an attack, every day is a gamble.

But so far, I'm finding it amazing that no one has been an asshat and said anything when we park (we have the sign).

That said, I do find it annoying that I've seen so many times the scenario of someone using an handicapped parking where they are truly not showing any signs of true handicaps, such as they walk fine, are carrying a lot of things.  Or appear to simply be very old, that they can barely move... if you're so old that you need such a parking, maybe you shouldn't be driving in the first place?  Fine if you're a passenger, but the driver?  Scary stuff.

And of course, those waiting for someone (picking up) and they go in the handicapped parking to wait.  I've seen one do this (taking the last handicapped parking in a very busy location), and I did go up to the guy to let him know, he was all pissy about it, had a fit about it, starting making threats, etc. because he wasn't troubling anyone, etc.. bla bla bla...  total freak out... and this is from me simply telling him that it wasn't appropriate for him to take an handicap spot just to wait for someone.  When I went walk behind his vehicle to get his license to call the cops (after the scene that he pulled), he darted like a bat out of hell.
 
2013-08-26 12:12:13 PM

ciberido: The "asshats" know how to drive better than you.  It's been beat to death in previous Fark threads, but you're basically an idiot who's angry at smart people for not being idiots.

And, yes, "idiot" because you can't be bothered to check a DOT website before getting angry.  It doesn't take all that much intelligence to know to check something before getting upset at people for doing things the "wrong" way.


Merging later vs sooner causes more driver stress to many people which is why I'm expect the late merge to be discouraged in a few years.  Most of the current reports showing that it works better has problems with road condition such as a 2 mile merge where the merging lane is high speed vs the main lane which is slow or short mergers or when there is a very high speed differential between lanes.

I personally thing more lane markings like // (assuming cars go -> and are merging to the left) might be more useful than the ---   ---   --- or -------------
 
2013-08-26 12:13:22 PM

tripleseven: Pangea: tripleseven: You wouldn't walk to the front of a line fo rthe movies, etc. and just ease your way in, cause people WOULD beat you, however, a lot of people think its OK in a car.

Sorry. Even though I merge early and judge those who don't, many studies and several state laws disagree with us.

"In a late merge, both lanes are used until the merge point. Then vehicles from each lane take turns going forward. Typically, signs tell drivers to stay in their lanes and when to merge."

"A University of Nebraska study that's often cited by late-merge advocates found that the method allowed 15 percent more traffic to move forward than early merging. It also found that in heavier traffic, forced merges dropped by 75 percent and cases of drivers straddling both lanes fell by 30 percent."

"If somebody's not doing the merging the way you do, it's not because they're bad people," he said. "It's because they have a different idea on how this should happen."

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/08/rules_of_the_roa d_t heres_littl.html

There's one exit lane.  You're either in the exit lane, or not.  If you drive down the free lane on the left, then try to push in at the last moment, you are creating a safety issue, because you're blocking the traffic that is validly using the free lane ..ie. not exiting.


This is the key part. People are abusing a study about how to merge when two lanes go down to one (use both lanes fully) to justify how not to merge into an exit lane from a non-exit lane. So if you use this justification for your douchey behavior, you are doubling down on the doucheness.
 
2013-08-26 12:14:39 PM
John Cheese is the best cracked writer... his articles are insightful, hilarious, and full of this mean dark spirit that I can appreciate...
 
2013-08-26 12:16:30 PM

ciberido: tripleseven: Fano: factoryconnection: The handicapped-parking scammers and merge-rushers deserve everyone's scorn.  The list was worthwhile, even if his example for #1 was too personal to be effective.

But mostly because of his rightful calling out of merge-rushers.  People trying to "win" at traffic are the cause of most of its problems.

The contra argument, that some dildo can't merge on to the highway without trying to go just at ramming speed to the car that's already on the highway, instead of merging in behind them, is left unsaid.

Prickwaving dickfight

On the highway, you're merging of a right exit.  It's backed up about a half mile.  I want to publicly beat the asshats who drive all the way down the left, and try to push their way in at the front.

Also, people who drive down the on ramp (ramping) to get 4 cars ahead in traffic.

You wouldn't walk to the front of a line fo rthe movies, etc. and just ease your way in, cause people WOULD beat you, however, a lot of people think its OK in a car.

The "asshats" know how to drive better than you.  It's been beat to death in previous Fark threads, but you're basically an idiot who's angry at smart people for not being idiots.

And, yes, "idiot" because you can't be bothered to check a DOT website before getting angry.  It doesn't take all that much intelligence to know to check something before getting upset at people for doing things the "wrong" way.


I am sure you feel quite proud of yourself, however, what part of MERGING OFF AN EXIT do you not understand?

I am not referring to when a road merges.
 
2013-08-26 12:16:31 PM

Ker_Thwap: People who won't accept an apology?  This story made me hate the article author with the heat of a thousand burning suns.

So, I was being an inconsiderate jerk in public, knowing full well my actions will inconvenience every other person I come in contact with, and she wouldn't accept my half-hearted apology which made me angry!


I think you missed the point of it... both parties made a mistake, but he apologized and she was a self righteous coont.
 
2013-08-26 12:17:27 PM

Pangea: tripleseven: You wouldn't walk to the front of a line fo rthe movies, etc. and just ease your way in, cause people WOULD beat you, however, a lot of people think its OK in a car.

Sorry. Even though I merge early and judge those who don't, many studies and several state laws disagree with us.


I understand the sentiment.  I don't like people who cut in line, either, or otherwise take more than their share.  I'm happy to let the other driver go first in intersections, etc., and generally when I can do so without inconveniencing the drivers behind me, I'll cheerfully let someone pull in (or pull out) in front of me.

Zipper-merging is NOT about people being selfish or impatient --- though of course some of the people zipper-merging are doing so for selfish reasons.
 
2013-08-26 12:21:02 PM

ciberido: The "asshats" know how to drive better than you. It's been beat to death in previous Fark threads, but you're basically an idiot who's angry at smart people for not being idiots.

And, yes, "idiot" because you can't be bothered to check a DOT website before getting angry. It doesn't take all that much intelligence to know to check something before getting upset at people for doing things the "wrong" way.


I must remember to add  this to my list of "things that stupid people think smart people say".

At the risk of beating this to death again, there is a world of difference between the best way to merge when two lanes narrow down to one, and the best way to "merge" into traffic that has slowed/stopped to exit the highway from a lane that is continuing at normal speed (or would be without your incompetent merging). You are, again, quoting recommendations about the former to justify the latter.
 
2013-08-26 12:24:58 PM

czetie: ciberido: The "asshats" know how to drive better than you. It's been beat to death in previous Fark threads, but you're basically an idiot who's angry at smart people for not being idiots.

And, yes, "idiot" because you can't be bothered to check a DOT website before getting angry. It doesn't take all that much intelligence to know to check something before getting upset at people for doing things the "wrong" way.

I must remember to add  this to my list of "things that stupid people think smart people say".

At the risk of beating this to death again, there is a world of difference between the best way to merge when two lanes narrow down to one, and the best way to "merge" into traffic that has slowed/stopped to exit the highway from a lane that is continuing at normal speed (or would be without your incompetent merging). You are, again, quoting recommendations about the former to justify the latter.


Morons, the lot of them.  And, I bet they merge the wrong way when exiting.
 
2013-08-26 12:34:26 PM

Fano: How about douches who hold doors even though the next person is twenty feet away and now has to trot to the door, to put their hand on the door the other person "generously" held?


That can be annoying, yes, but I try to forgive them on the grounds that they mean well.
 
2013-08-26 12:50:21 PM

ciberido: Fano: How about douches who hold doors even though the next person is twenty feet away and now has to trot to the door, to put their hand on the door the other person "generously" held?

That can be annoying, yes, but I try to forgive them on the grounds that they mean well.


It also so handy in very cold climates.
 
2013-08-26 12:56:29 PM

Tyrosine: ReapTheChaos: If you're not in a wheelchair or using some other device to enable or assist mobility then you have no business parking in a handicapped space.

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Well if I'm so stupid, perhaps you can explain this to me. If someone is so feeble they can't walk more than 20 ft to get into Walmart, how is it they manage to spend 30-60 minutes walking around once they're inside the store?
 
2013-08-26 01:03:00 PM
My boyfriend has on several occasions, outright called people assholes to their faces for parking in handicapped spots when they're neither disabled themselves, nor driving someone who is.  I had to drive my elderly grandmother to the grocery store and back and forth from doctor's appointments, and I parked in the handicapped spots because I wasn't going to make her walk any further than she had to.  I got looks a few times because all people notice is the driver, but when I would pull her walker out of the backseat and then help her out, it was obvious I wasn't taking advantage of it for myself.

Of the four douchebags in the list, those are the people who piss me off the most.  I've worked retail/customer service, so I tend to have a bit more sympathy for them than maybe other people would, especially around the holidays.  It's aggravating when they give you grief when all you're doing is asking a question, but having done the job myself, I know how quickly you can develop a short fuse.  It's no excuse mind you, but I do understand.
 
2013-08-26 01:21:20 PM

tripleseven: ciberido: And, yes, "idiot" because you can't be bothered to check a DOT website before getting angry.  It doesn't take all that much intelligence to know to check something before getting upset at people for doing things the "wrong" way.

I am sure you feel quite proud of yourself, however, what part of MERGING OFF AN EXIT do you not understand?


farm5.staticflickr.com
 
2013-08-26 01:23:17 PM
i love the entrance ramp aholes, either the ones who are on the road and use it an a temporary extra lane

or the ones who try to block you going to the end of the merge lane even if you are getting on.  that applies to lane closures as well.  the lane is open until it isn't, use the pavement
 
2013-08-26 01:24:05 PM
The mixture of self-righteousness and butthurt in this thread is intoxicating :)
 
2013-08-26 01:31:40 PM

ciberido: tripleseven: ciberido: And, yes, "idiot" because you can't be bothered to check a DOT website before getting angry.  It doesn't take all that much intelligence to know to check something before getting upset at people for doing things the "wrong" way.

I am sure you feel quite proud of yourself, however, what part of MERGING OFF AN EXIT do you not understand?

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Glad to see you at least have a sense of humor about your idiocy.
 
2013-08-26 01:32:07 PM

ciberido: The mixture of self-righteousness and butthurt in this thread is intoxicating :)


Let's add some more Everclear to the punchbowl: "Meter Fairies," the people that add time to meters that are about to run out. In big cities the intent is to force you to move your car.
 
2013-08-26 01:33:04 PM
Pangea
2013-08-26 09:44:40 AM


- People who sit on weight machines carrying on a conversation while others are waiting for the machine
- Inattentive drivers impeding traffic in the passing lane while talking on their cellphones

OBLIG IN A FARK THREAD:
- Bicyclists
- Vegans
- Parents of fools who won't parent their children

FiFY
 
2013-08-26 01:33:35 PM

ciberido: The mixture of self-righteousness and butthurt in this thread is intoxicating :)


ciberido: tripleseven: ciberido: And, yes, "idiot" because you can't be bothered to check a DOT website before getting angry.  It doesn't take all that much intelligence to know to check something before getting upset at people for doing things the "wrong" way.

I am sure you feel quite proud of yourself, however, what part of MERGING OFF AN EXIT do you not understand?

[farm5.staticflickr.com image 370x300]


We call tell, you single handedly had the most self righteous and idiotic post, at once.
 
2013-08-26 01:35:47 PM
My late mother had handicapped tags due to an injury on the job that compressed discs, punched nerves, and developed into arthritis off the lower spine. Like a lot of people, she had good days and bad days. On the bad days, she needed the tags and would be challenged to just get back and forth to the grocery store, but good days she would intentionally try to get extra walking in to keep the muscle strength. As she was actually a considerate person, if she was having a good day, she would either take the farthest handicap space or if there was only one or two open at a large store/mall, she would park in a normal space, leaving the handicap space for someone who needed it more. One time she did this and got verbally assaulted by a douche in a truck because of his"I can't park in YOUR space, don't park in mine!" mentality. I sorry of get it, but if you don't have to take the spot, shouldn't you leave it for someone more needy at that time?
 
2013-08-26 01:41:41 PM
mikesup:  in a truck


There's your explanation there.
 
2013-08-26 01:44:02 PM

ReapTheChaos: Tyrosine: ReapTheChaos: If you're not in a wheelchair or using some other device to enable or assist mobility then you have no business parking in a handicapped space.

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Well if I'm so stupid, perhaps you can explain this to me. If someone is so feeble they can't walk more than 20 ft to get into Walmart, how is it they manage to spend 30-60 minutes walking around once they're inside the store?


Many medical conditions that require a handicap parking permit do not require mobility assist devices. A short list:

COPD / Emphysema
Multiple Sclerosis
Complications of Diabetes
Heart Failure
Osteoporosis

Etc.,etc.

In such cases the person may only be able to walk short distances without resting, or may use mobility assist devices located within the store, or even shopping carts. Perhaps the purpose is to avoid long walks in the heat (which can exacerbate many medical conditions), but once a person is in a climate controlled store they are fine. Or in the cold where they have an increased chance of a fall. I'll use my mother as an example: She has COPD, osteoporosis, and spinal stenosis. On good days she can walk unassisted up to about 10 meters, on other days she needs a walker or is confined to a chair. When I take her shopping she often times uses the shopping cart like a walker.

Are there people who cheat? Sure. If it pisses you off report them, but don't demand the restriction of permits when you clearly have a very limited knowledge of the needs of the people who use them.
 
2013-08-26 01:46:06 PM

Egoy3k: If you ever happen to find yourself working in the 666th circle of hell, or a 'call center' as they are commonly referred to you'll meet lots of #3s.  Well if they don't have a problem then they don't call, moron.  Millions of customers are out there happily not having screwed up accounts and bills.


Then again most of the problems that I encountered were caused by the customer after repeated warnings.  Like the genius who had no block on text messages and no texts were included in his plan from the 1990s. He had notes on his account that showed him refusing a new plan on two occasions even though the new plans were cheaper and changing your plan doesn't renew your contract or anything. He had also in the past refused a text messaging block just in case he needed to send a few texts a month.

His son then sent like 1200 text messages in one month and he decided that because his son was underage that we couldn't possibly hold his son responsible for the charges.  I explained that he was the account owner and we were holding him responsible and not his son. I even offered to remove the charges on the condition that he agreed to a text messaging block or a modern plan that included text messages.

He responded by threatening to kill me and my family and screamed obscenities at me until he got to speak with my manager.

So yeah sometimes we didn't care about your problems because the guy before you was a complete asshole and we get tired of dealing with shiat from morons.


Indeed. Customer service is one of the few forums in life where society says it's kind of ok to be abusive to a complete stranger and there are plenty of people on both sides of that phone who really relish that.
 
2013-08-26 01:51:54 PM

ReapTheChaos: If you're not in a wheelchair or using some other device to enable or assist mobility then you have no business parking in a handicapped space.


True enough, but I've found that if I park at the furthest part of the parking lot, (ie: the North Forty) I have little trouble getting my power wheelchair out of my vehicle and I can easily load my purchases without getting in anyone else's way. But yeah, for those poor bastards on crutches and using canes, leave the marked spaces for them.
 
2013-08-26 02:08:50 PM

mikesup: My late mother had handicapped tags due to an injury on the job that compressed discs, punched nerves, and developed into arthritis off the lower spine. Like a lot of people, she had good days and bad days. On the bad days, she needed the tags and would be challenged to just get back and forth to the grocery store, but good days she would intentionally try to get extra walking in to keep the muscle strength. As she was actually a considerate person, if she was having a good day, she would either take the farthest handicap space or if there was only one or two open at a large store/mall, she would park in a normal space, leaving the handicap space for someone who needed it more. One time she did this and got verbally assaulted by a douche in a truck because of his"I can't park in YOUR space, don't park in mine!" mentality. I sorry of get it, but if you don't have to take the spot, shouldn't you leave it for someone more needy at that time?


I don't know. I once lived at an apartment complex with one handicap space for each block of apartments, right in front of the place. My neighbor with tags would never use the space and it began to irk me whenever the lot was full and I had to park a block away, because I guess he wanted to save it for some handicapable person who never came.
 
2013-08-26 02:14:28 PM
Hadnt been to cracked in awhile -- i figured i'd give it another chance. Nope. Still butthurt biatching from someone who thinks hes hot shiat.

I parked in a handicapped zone once... Someone left a note on my windshield saying "you're not handicapped but maybe you should be" -- and that pissed me off. Why? Because i had no way of knowing it was a handicapped spot till the spring. The sign had been knocked over and the parking lot was covered with a quarter foot of packed snow. Nothing distinguished it from anyof the other stalls. Someone local got to feel like some 'big man' and the world was no better or worse.

The world is full of assholes. Take a chill pill and freaking relax. Stop being so concerned with what other people are doing. They are dicks but it doesnt mean you have to be a dick or get your panties in a twist because of it.

Stop giving so many farks about stuff.
Driving goes smoother (and way better for your health and psyche) if you relax and just worry about your own vehicle rather than how other fools drive.
Handicapped spots? Me Myself and Irene
Customer service guy is a dick? Just be super super polite. Then get over it.
People wont accept your apology? farkem. Why get your panties twisted over what some tool thinks?
 
2013-08-26 02:19:30 PM

ReapTheChaos: Tyrosine: ReapTheChaos: If you're not in a wheelchair or using some other device to enable or assist mobility then you have no business parking in a handicapped space.

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Well if I'm so stupid, perhaps you can explain this to me. If someone is so feeble they can't walk more than 20 ft to get into Walmart, how is it they manage to spend 30-60 minutes walking around once they're inside the store?


Very  slowly, using the shopping cart as a walker. Have never seen humans in real life or are you actually this stupid?
 
2013-08-26 02:33:59 PM
The customer service one is clearly written by someone who doesn't do a lot of business over the phone, customer service or otherwise.

The customer is not always right, in fact they are often laughably wrong.
 
2013-08-26 03:43:26 PM

gito: Egoy3k: If you ever happen to find yourself working in the 666th circle of hell, or a 'call center' as they are commonly referred to you'll meet lots of #3s.  Well if they don't have a problem then they don't call, moron.  Millions of customers are out there happily not having screwed up accounts and bills.


Then again most of the problems that I encountered were caused by the customer after repeated warnings.  Like the genius who had no block on text messages and no texts were included in his plan from the 1990s. He had notes on his account that showed him refusing a new plan on two occasions even though the new plans were cheaper and changing your plan doesn't renew your contract or anything. He had also in the past refused a text messaging block just in case he needed to send a few texts a month.

His son then sent like 1200 text messages in one month and he decided that because his son was underage that we couldn't possibly hold his son responsible for the charges.  I explained that he was the account owner and we were holding him responsible and not his son. I even offered to remove the charges on the condition that he agreed to a text messaging block or a modern plan that included text messages.

He responded by threatening to kill me and my family and screamed obscenities at me until he got to speak with my manager.

So yeah sometimes we didn't care about your problems because the guy before you was a complete asshole and we get tired of dealing with shiat from morons.

Indeed. Customer service is one of the few forums in life where society says it's kind of ok to be abusive to a complete stranger and there are plenty of people on both sides of that phone who really relish that.


I'm just glad that job was a temporary setback on the road of life and not the end result of shiatty choices.  I've worked in a really stressful job with an abusive boss and still manged to be a generally happy person.  That job, however, was actually damaging to my mental health and I consider myself to be a pretty levelheaded guy who doesn't let trivial stuff bother him.  Literally the most miserable year of my life.
 
2013-08-26 03:47:44 PM

stonicus: Ker_Thwap: People who won't accept an apology?  This story made me hate the article author with the heat of a thousand burning suns.

So, I was being an inconsiderate jerk in public, knowing full well my actions will inconvenience every other person I come in contact with, and she wouldn't accept my half-hearted apology which made me angry!

I think you missed the point of it... both parties made a mistake, but he apologized and she was a self righteous coont.


I didn't miss the point of it at all.  Apparently we just have very different opinions about which person was being self righteous.
 
2013-08-26 04:11:38 PM

ReapTheChaos: If you're not in a wheelchair or using some other device to enable or assist mobility then you have no business parking in a handicapped space.


Wrong! My daughter is not visibly handicapped, but her Cystic Fibrosis makes it so hard for her to breathe that having to walk farther than necessary to get somewhere makes her have to cut the time she can spend in the place she needed to go in the first place. She properly has a handicapped placard and uses it.

You shouldn't make blanket statements like the above.
 
2013-08-26 04:16:02 PM

SonOfSpam: How about the dicks who don't understand that the onramp is for getting up to highway speed before they merge, who instead creep along and try to merge in at 30 and then spend the next mile slowly getting up to 65. What are they, carrying nitroglycerin or something?


Or, conversely, the dicks who don't understand that the offramp is for slowing from freeway speed to city street speed, who instead slow down a mile before getting onto the offramp.
 
2013-08-26 04:17:09 PM

Fano: mikesup: My late mother had handicapped tags due to an injury on the job that compressed discs, punched nerves, and developed into arthritis off the lower spine. Like a lot of people, she had good days and bad days. On the bad days, she needed the tags and would be challenged to just get back and forth to the grocery store, but good days she would intentionally try to get extra walking in to keep the muscle strength. As she was actually a considerate person, if she was having a good day, she would either take the farthest handicap space or if there was only one or two open at a large store/mall, she would park in a normal space, leaving the handicap space for someone who needed it more. One time she did this and got verbally assaulted by a douche in a truck because of his"I can't park in YOUR space, don't park in mine!" mentality. I sorry of get it, but if you don't have to take the spot, shouldn't you leave it for someone more needy at that time?

I don't know. I once lived at an apartment complex with one handicap space for each block of apartments, right in front of the place. My neighbor with tags would never use the space and it began to irk me whenever the lot was full and I had to park a block away, because I guess he wanted to save it for some handicapable person who never came.



What if like handicapped Jesus showed up for dinner, you certainly would want him to have a parking spot wouldn't you?

WWHJD?
 
2013-08-26 04:24:41 PM
Ah yes, a Farker's hatred for Cracked.com

The most pathetic of all hates.
 
2013-08-26 05:03:23 PM
Hmm, hardly any attention paid to the "you're the minimum wage slave, you're supposed to put up with stupid people wasting your time" entry.  I guess the driving bullshiat was an easier target.

I hire people to field those same stupid questions for me, but I don't expect them to put up with ANYTHING some idiot, asshole customer says.  I'm the one paying them, I don't like to see that time wasted, either.  80/20 rule applies.
 
2013-08-26 06:07:15 PM
I get the anti-merge douche every darn day. I like staying in the right hand lane unless I need to pass that one person going 50 in a 70. Unfortunately, there are some people who like to ride the same speed as me and stay in that left hand lane until the minute I go to use it as a passing lane. After a few miles of remaining in the same spot behind me at the exact same speed, they'll suddenly decide that the second I hit my turn signal is when they need to speed up and ride right beside me so that I can't get over.

I also get this with people I'm trying to pass. If I'm going 70 and you're going 65, that's fine. I'll just pass, and we can both get on with our lives. I don't see it as a competition. I see it as me wanting to go 70 and you wanting to go 65. I hit the blinker and get into the left lane, never changing my speed, but now you're going 75 because you think it's some sort of competition. I once had someone coral me in the left hand lane (two-lane interstate), speeding up and slowing down to match me and stay beside me, all the way to the next exit.
 
2013-08-26 06:48:04 PM

Trayal: SonOfSpam: How about the dicks who don't understand that the onramp is for getting up to highway speed before they merge, who instead creep along and try to merge in at 30 and then spend the next mile slowly getting up to 65. What are they, carrying nitroglycerin or something?

Or, conversely, the dicks who don't understand that the offramp is for slowing from freeway speed to city street speed, who instead slow down a mile before getting onto the offramp.


Without a directional before slowing of course.
 
2013-08-26 10:04:51 PM

Englebert Slaptyback: #5 - submitters who copy the headline from TFA.


shiat this happens in well over half the farking subs that go green.

TFA forgot subs and douchenozzles that comment on Far,
 
2013-08-27 11:50:47 AM
Merging early is a peeve of mine. Everyone hurrying up to merge and causing traffic to prematurely slow down makes no sense. Some dickwad is bound to swerve out of the through lane if there's an empty space to go 2000ft down the line and cut back in.

Besides, there's no quorum on when it's supposed to happen if you're merging early. When I use up the closing lane, there is no question that I'm going to be coming over right there. Even better, nobody from the merge lane can possibly get in front of me, so the guy behind me only had to make room for one car, and that's as fair as you can get.

I kinda flip my shiat when someone behind me honks and does hand-theatrics when I'm being considerate in the first place.
 
2013-08-27 11:54:35 AM

lordjupiter: Hmm, hardly any attention paid to the "you're the minimum wage slave, you're supposed to put up with stupid people wasting your time" entry.  I guess the driving bullshiat was an easier target.

I hire people to field those same stupid questions for me, but I don't expect them to put up with ANYTHING some idiot, asshole customer says.  I'm the one paying them, I don't like to see that time wasted, either.  80/20 rule applies.


Well, if there wasn't stupid people, most help centers wouldn't be needed in the first place.

I fix computers as a side thing, and I come across people with the simplest of questions, that you'd believe that anyone would be aware of such things in this day and age.  But yet, it's a given that people have different skills, were a brain surgeon could be completely useless and not able to understand the concept of a computer.

If you are paid or given money for services, part of the job is having the patience to answer the questions, regardless is you get 1,000 times the exact same question... this is were you work on figuring out why your clients are all asking the same thing, and create a FAQ, or similar.

At my work, in over 12 years, I've answered the same question about a certain thing that I work on, at least a 1,000 times, and I've written all the information about it on a easily available FAQ, and even have a written explanation as a signature for my email regarding it.  But I still have no issues explaining it to the next new person.  The harder moments are those that believe that the answer aren't good enough, that they want things changes for them, etc.

But I'd never get upset for it... just tired and annoyed, and tomorrow will be another day and I move on.

My (regrettable that he is) dumbass of a brother has a service desk job not once but twice, and both times he ended up freaking out and getting suspended.  Eventually losing the job over his issues and attitude... (but he'll always claim to be "a good guy"). oy...

You're getting paid to do it, just do your job and be happy to have one... otherwise, if you're too good for it, prove it and get a better one.  That's how I see it.
 
2013-08-27 12:50:35 PM

Syrrh: Merging early is a peeve of mine. Everyone hurrying up to merge and causing traffic to prematurely slow down makes no sense. Some dickwad is bound to swerve out of the through lane if there's an empty space to go 2000ft down the line and cut back in.


Sounds like my trip home every day.

At the split were you switch from one highway to another, I, who is going straight, must get to the left side as the right is for those turning.

It's a 3 lane with the center being the one that becomes the right lane as the right side goes into a off ramp to another highway, so as I enter this highway, I enter it from the right, and need to jump over the center to get to the left side.

And every day, the dicks refuse to let you through, and it's a challenge to merge once, then move to the left, as more dicks are racing it down to try to get as far before cutting everyone on the (now) right side for that turn-over.  So you have the dicks that won't let you get through, and the dicks that are scrambling to make it to the exit/turn at the last possible second.

This results in the left side being stuck crawling as thanks to all this, dick#1 that won't let dick#2 cut him off blocking both lanes.

But then again, I hate the dicks#2 that just need to get as close to the exit/turn as possible and cut the lane off, especially without using their signals.
 
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