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Offline Lesley-Ann Reading
08 Dec 2010, 01:08 PM | Post: #1

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Tongue Laugh It Up

This time of year is stressful as we all know, even doing the weekly shop can drive you to murder sometimes when faced with impatient drivers and even pedestrians. Given the bad weather this year there will probably more stress when travelling, whether by car, public transport, or even walking.

It's a nightmare out there whenever you try to leave your home. I find the best way to deal with such incidents is to vent and laugh about them in the end. We are all in need of anger management classes by December the 25th each year, the weather just makes it more stressful this time around.

So, that said. Let's hear all your stories about the nightmare before Christmas we're all experiencing. Your bus didn't arrive? You had to hike home? Some idiot almost rear ended you? Let's air it out and get on with the letting it go with a good laugh. Tongue

Little incidents get blown out of all proportions at this time of year when we are all on our last nerves, so let's reclaim our nerves and let go of all that bad feelings and anger and get on with what we really want to do. Enjoy this time of year with our friends and family without negativity marring it.

What brought this on?

Well, I (according to some foreign driver anyway) almost caused a accident today. How? Well I turned right into Tesco's carpark in the right turn lane. Have you ever heard of such bad driving, they should yank my driver's license immediately and throw me in jail till I'm 80 at least. Devil

I was that gob smacked that I couldn't respond and before I could find my tongue and get it unstuck with this woman's nerve to actually track me down in the car park and arrogantly announce my bad driving and how her almost hitting my car when I was signalling and turning in the correct lane and she wasn't was all my fault that she had flounced off before I could shake off my surprise at her sheer gall to begin talking. Undecided

Funnier story thou brought on by the weather conditions to lighten the mood:

My brother lives five minutes away by car, and his area is never cleared or gritted. So after almost a week of deep snow our local council sent in a sander to clear the side streets into my brother's house. Well, the snow is higher than my two year old nephew and he couldn't stand in it without being lost, and they send in a small sander into the street. And it got stuck. Surprise, and then they sent a small digger in to dig the sander out, and it got stuck. They finally had to send one of those big JCB diggers in to rescue both the sander and digger they originally sent in.

Crazy, isn't it.

So, don't be shy. Share you latest escapade when trying to drive or travel. Or what's the craziest thing you've seen? Groovy
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Offline Lesley-Ann Reading
08 Dec 2010, 04:43 PM | Post: #2

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RE: Laugh It Up

Our local council are complaining that they can't grit roads because of ... wait for it ... cars!!!

Some streets have not been sanded/gritted since the first snow fall and now gritters can't get down these streets because of the deep untouched snow. Their answer is to ask drivers to remove all cars from these streets so they can get in and grit them. But giving no idea to how these people can get regular cars out of streets that they can't get snow ploughs and the like into.

Magic pixie dust maybe?

A small percentage is cars which have became stuck and been abandoned but most are cars that are sitting in the usual parking spaces, but supposedly the car are making these streets difficult to get into not the massive amounts of uncleared snow. Something I think the owners are aware of since they haven't managed to get their cars out of the veritable snowdrift they are currently residing in.

So their answer to the difficulty of getting into these areas for gritting purposes, isn't to clear the snow then make the roads clear enough for gritting it is for the owners of these cars to somehow dig the cars out, get them moving and out of the way. So the snow isn't the problem the cars sitting at the roadside are. Sounds about right for local councils. Screwloose

They can't do it with JCB's but apparently we can, strange I didn't know Superman had moved to our area. Tongue
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