What pissed you off today

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Re: What pissed you off today

Postby Noodle » Thu May 01, 2014 10:55 pm

I've usually found M6 drivers around the Midlands to be pretty good at sticking to matrix speed signs at peak times, and it does seem to help with the flow of traffic. So, I usually stick to them, even if it's obviously just for the car that's broken down on the hard shoulder.

I think if you are going to go at speed, it's best to track another car that's also pegging it (not difficult to find on any given motorway). My thinking is that either they know the road well enough to assess the risk of police speed traps/presence so they'll know when to slow down, or they'll get caught first...

It's also worth keeping an eye out for unmarked traffic cop cars, especially on the motorway. I'm pretty sure I managed to spot one in a new 5-series when I was in a hurry towards Reading last weekend and *ahem* modified my speed ever so slightly. A quick glance as I overtook, and spotted the driver wearing a black vest with blue and reflective strips... As a general rule, if I spot a new Volvo/BMW/Mondeo estate in the distance, I'll slow to around the speed limit.

It's not very often I'll break the speed limit though, not least because you quickly become aware of how much more petrol you use at 80mph compared to 60mph for long distances! I'm usually quite happy to just dawdle along behind a lorry for a couple of hours (or until it turns off), as long as I don't have to be somewhere. If I do, I'm not daft and I make sure my eyes are on stalks and pay close attention to anything and everything. I slow down again when I find I'm not able to.

I very rarely go over any lower speed limits now, mainly because there's usually a good reason for them. Saying that, the only way to get through some of Nottingham's traffic lights is to peg it from one set to the next. Not that I ever do that.
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Re: What pissed you off today

Postby skull-wart » Fri May 02, 2014 5:22 pm

Our guitarist is not as tight as he likes to think he is.
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Re: What pissed you off today

Postby mikeftw » Fri May 02, 2014 5:32 pm

Work is literally so soul destroying atm I just wanna jack it in
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Re: What pissed you off today

Postby Jobdone » Fri May 02, 2014 5:41 pm

skull-wart wrote:Our guitarist is not as tight as he likes to think he is.


Well that's why you always make sure they're younger than 10.
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Re: What pissed you off today

Postby Ensorcelled » Fri May 02, 2014 5:44 pm

Jobdone wrote:
skull-wart wrote:Our guitarist is not as tight as he likes to think he is.


Well that's why you always make sure they're younger than 10.


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Re: What pissed you off today

Postby skull-wart » Fri May 02, 2014 8:45 pm

Jobdone wrote:
skull-wart wrote:Our guitarist is not as tight as he likes to think he is.


Well that's why you always make sure they're younger than 10.


:lol:
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Re: What pissed you off today

Postby Nantha » Fri May 02, 2014 10:27 pm

The whole double booking myself for the festival season blew up in my face today, big style. I'm fighting to keep my job at the theatre now :( also, toothache

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Re: What pissed you off today

Postby Moonburp » Fri May 02, 2014 10:41 pm

Table of seven. Ten minutes before we stop serving food. Bastards.

Also, the girl I'm into has a hulking great boyfriend :<
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Re: What pissed you off today

Postby peypea » Sat May 03, 2014 10:15 pm

Feeling horrendously fucking miserable. Thanks body.
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Re: What pissed you off today

Postby Turbo » Sat May 03, 2014 10:50 pm

Missus talking about going to Summerbreeze with a few mates from Darmstadt, regardless of me having a near 0% chance of going. Need a job + need the time off.

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Re: What pissed you off today

Postby Nantha » Sat May 03, 2014 11:32 pm

generator tripped and 2 amps blew this morning, 4 channels down, the replacement. amp rack had two channels not working either. I wish this company would fucking service their shit

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Re: What pissed you off today

Postby Moonburp » Sat May 03, 2014 11:38 pm

Nantha wrote:generator tripped and 2 amps blew this morning, 4 channels down, the replacement. amp rack had two channels not working either. I wish this company would fucking service their shit

Dare I ask which company?
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Re: What pissed you off today

Postby metalsam » Sun May 04, 2014 11:37 am

Moonburp wrote:
Nantha wrote:generator tripped and 2 amps blew this morning, 4 channels down, the replacement. amp rack had two channels not working either. I wish this company would fucking service their shit

Dare I ask which company?


Ask her in private, not on here

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Re: What pissed you off today

Postby fluffymoo » Sun May 04, 2014 12:42 pm

YEAH, JESUS FUCKING CHRIST ALEX, ASK HER IN PRIVATE FFS
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Re: What pissed you off today

Postby skull-wart » Sun May 04, 2014 1:27 pm

BOA forum is srs bsns.
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