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Without any doubt at all, i would rank driving in Gloucester and especially Cheltenham as a more competitive / aggressive / stressful experience than anywhere else i have lived around the UK. Hands down, and have no idea why. Which brings me to my point, WHAT I DONT GET is

1- why people tailgate the car in front so closely, instead of overtaking (if they're that bothered to go quicker why not just go around)

2- why people here drive like crazy with with kids in the back...or a missus that's fine with that too

3- if driving with one hand held in a clenched fist fashion on the top of the wheel makes the car go quicker, or the driver harder :ph34r:

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1 hour ago, Nigel said:

....or speed!

That's borrowed from the following day :)

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1 hour ago, Midfielder said:

Without any doubt at all, i would rank driving in Gloucester and especially Cheltenham as a more competitive / aggressive / stressful experience than anywhere else i have lived around the UK. Hands down, and have no idea why. Which brings me to my point, WHAT I DONT GET is

1- why people tailgate the car in front so closely, instead of overtaking (if they're that bothered to go quicker why not just go around)

2- why people here drive like crazy with with kids in the back...or a missus that's fine with that too

3- if driving with one hand held in a clenched fist fashion on the top of the wheel makes the car go quicker, or the driver harder :ph34r:

It may or may not be directly related to intelligence which may or may not be related to the lack of diversity in the gene pool around there.

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1 minute ago, darrenm said:

It may or may not be directly related to intelligence which may or may not be related to the lack of diversity in the gene pool around there.

That would explain a lot actually... 

Sorry, anyone from this way. 

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On 14/10/2016 at 18:24, Midfielder said:

That would explain a lot actually... 

Sorry, anyone from this way. 

To be fair,  it is a big area but your comment will maybe offend the 3 families based there.

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Why are 'gourmet' burgers in pubs now served on anything but a plate. Wooden boards, pieces of slate, wicker baskets, etc.

"Would you like anything else with your meal sir?"- yes, a friggin' plate to eat it off, chief. 

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1 hour ago, Xela said:

Why are 'gourmet' burgers in pubs now served on anything but a plate. Wooden boards, pieces of slate, wicker baskets, etc.

"Would you like anything else with your meal sir?"- yes, a friggin' plate to eat it off, chief. 

How else are they going to charge you fifteen quid for a chilled, pre-prepared horse-burger, made by minimum-wage workers, in a freezing warehouse owned by Unilever, if they serve the thing on a plate?

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30 minutes ago, Nicho said:

How Harry Hill has a career as a comedian

There's only one way to find out....

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17 hours ago, Xela said:

Why are 'gourmet' burgers in pubs now served on anything but a plate. Wooden boards, pieces of slate, wicker baskets, etc.

"Would you like anything else with your meal sir?"- yes, a friggin' plate to eat it off, chief. 

I have never eaten a Burger that is better than a BK Whopper anywhere anyway.  

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16 minutes ago, Amsterdam_Neil_D said:

I have never eaten a Burger that is better than a BK Whopper anywhere anyway.  

XL bacon double cheeseburger, the only worthwhile burger from BK :D

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XL bacon double cheeseburger, the only worthwhile burger from BK :D

I cannot ever try it,  thought about it but helaas pinder kaas (Dutch for that's the way it goes involving peanut butter ffs) I cannot ever take the step.  It is the dark side,  the pull is strong i admit.  The pictures make it look very tasty indeed but early teachings and training mean my path is chosen,  it was chosen millennia ago I suppose.  The dark days,  where war was uncivilised and the toys were non existent and a happy meal was a fable talked about in deep dark corners of the local tavern.  Wimpy ruled and Birmingham had never seen the like.

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The amount of soldiers you see at service stations. 

You never see them anywhere else!

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10 hours ago, Amsterdam_Neil_D said:

I have never eaten a Burger that is better than a BK Whopper anywhere anyway.  

I know its overpriced but Five Guys burgers are nice. 

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7 hours ago, Ryan. said:

The amount of soldiers you see at service stations. 

You never see them anywhere else!

Its because they are all on petrol.

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Thread; Things you don't get.

The Kardashians, their relevance to the news, their fame, that people here aspire to them, follow them on social media. I don't get it.

I do get, that theyre a narcissistic fame hungry bunch who thrive on the spotlight, PR manipulation and have forged a very profitable "career" out of it. But as above, what the jesus f--- has this got to do with anybodys lives over here, or in the states. They're like royalty to some. Will they ever fade away, become irrelevant... I don't think so. When you hear "normal" people at work talking about them, see a bus go past with a poster for their show or something they're plugging... just wonder what is the agenda here?

This post could be 6 screens long. You are lucky I am tired and don't want to punch the laptop typing this.

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Because of you, dozens of people will now see your post and think of the Kardashians. 

You're part of the problem.

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