Things that frustrate us all

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  1. MacLeod

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    Like many things driving becomes almost second nature after a while, and even the most experienced of drivers will still make mistakes from time to time.
     
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  2. Aragorn

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    SUV driver who isn't in the left turn lane apparently realizes turning left is the way to go, tries to switch lanes with another SUV right beside them. Even thought right SUV can't see left SUV, apparently left SVU can see right SUV and honks. Accident avoided.
     
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  3. Kor

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    A couple years back I was in another city and I accidentally turned the wrong way onto a one-way street. :alienblush: Thankfully, I realized it very quickly and I was able to pull into a parking lot. I'm not used to one-way streets since there aren't any where I live.

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  4. JD

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    Supposedly people aren't returning to work and companies are desperate for employees, and yet I've put in about a bunch of applications over the last few months and I haven't even gotten a phone call from any of the places I sent them in to.
     
  5. Non Sync

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    That's pretty standard. Companies complain they are desperate for new hires but seem to go out of their way to ignore applicants.
     
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  6. MacLeod

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    They must have skipped the lesson where you are taught that if you are too late to chnage lane to make your turning, proceed in the lane you are in and turn around when it is safe and legal to do so.
     
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  7. Aragorn

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    Have you seen videos of drivers who miss their intended off ramp, put the vehicle in reverse and then drive backward on the freeway to get back to it? And it happens all over the world!
     
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  8. Commander Troi

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    As I've told people, better to know how and not use it than to need it and not know how. :)

    Yeah, I have to wonder about that. Are they flooded with applications? I think not. And they aren't all specialized jobs like hair stylist. Something about the whole situation smells funny to me. I think a lot of these companies are complaining and then not hiring to try to get rid of some of the employee-friendly laws and trends (like a higher minimum wage) of the last few years.
     
  9. MacLeod

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    Yes I have seen them, at what amazes me esp when it comes to Motorway off ramps is that most (in the UK) at least let you know at least a mile away what cities/towns the next junction leads to. Then you get often get a reminder at the half mile point. There is little excuse but I suspect a lot of it is down to must get infront.
     
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    My neighbors dog. Who has been pooping in my yard lately and who has now started to dig up my lawn. To say I'm pissed off right now, would be an understatement.
     
  11. JD

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    Yeah, I never finished college so I'm just going for retail jobs at places like grocery stores, Wal-Mart, Target, Home Depot., ect.
    It's the same way here in the US, and here some of them actually start warning several miles before you come to it, and keeping warning you up to 1/4 mile.
     
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  12. Non Sync

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    I've seen the "sweep" across multiple lanes to take the exit far too many times. I think it is more inattentiveness. They just aren't paying attention.
     
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    Oh, for fuck's sake...the word is MARTIAL, as in "Martial Law, " when the military takes direct control of the government.

    It is NOT "Marshall Law" unless you want that guy from "How I Met Your Mother" to make Slapsgiving a national holiday.
     
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    Or marital law....like when my missus starts laying down the law.:shifty:
     
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  16. MacLeod

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    Shoulved have their license revoked permenantly if they are that inatentive that they miss several signpost for a junction, after all how attentive are they when there are far more potential hazards around them.
     
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  17. Commander Troi

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    Not finishing college does NOT relegate you to only retail! Check out state and city jobs. Also, if you don't mind florescent lights, sign up with temp agencies for office jobs - you can get paid while building your resume.
     
  18. JD

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    Yeah, I've looked at non-retail jobs too. I tried to put in an application for a job at the city library up the street, but I didn't have references and that was a requirement.

    I've looked at other types of job on Monster and Indeed, but I haven't come across anything else that I'm comfortable doing. I even looked at farm and ranch jobs a couple times, since I've fallen in love with farm animals, but they're all too far away and most of them want experience with those kind of animals.
     
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    Some good news---the house is finally FINISHED!! All the walls are repaired, painted, trim fixed, everything.

    The only thing left to be done is the refrigerator. The huge Whirlpool (re: total crap) fridge that just died a month after we moved in is still sitting, dead as a doornail in the kitchen. The little replacement fridge we bought is keeping us going, for now, but the warranty company still hasn't replaced our fridge. Because it was a brand new fridge, there aren't any replacement parts and there's a shortage of appliances, or say they say.
     
  20. Velocity

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    I bought a new game for my Nintendo DS and it doesn't work at all. My DS doesn't recognize the game in it. It says that there is no game inserted. All my other DS games work fine.
    Grrrrr! :mad: