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Either way your kid is gonna do better than me. I not only failed my drivers test, I crashed the car during the test.

Awkward conversation at the end with the lass from work whose car I had borrowed to take my test.. I did pay for the damage, I was not a monster, just an idiot :)

 

 

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2 minutes ago, ciggiesnbeer said:

Either way your kid is gonna do better than me. I not only failed my drivers test, I crashed the car during the test.

Awkward conversation at the end with the lass from work whose car I had borrowed to take my test.. I did pay for the damage, I was not a monster, just an idiot :)

 

 

A mate of mine failed his test before getting out of the test centre car park. As he was driving out he didn’t spot a pedestrian about to walk across the entrance and the examiner had to hit the brakes on the dual controls. 

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2 minutes ago, Genie said:

A mate of mine failed his test before getting out of the test centre car park. As he was driving out he didn’t spot a pedestrian about to walk across the entrance and the examiner had to hit the brakes on the dual controls. 

My instructor even tried to warn me!

"Look out for that car before you back out"

vrroom crash

His ending line was classic "Well Mr.Ciggies, I dont think I need to tell you that you failed today." 

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8 hours ago, sidcow said:

It's a more long winded process to look for other test sites and the truth is they're all just as solidly booked up. 

Plus his instructor has spent months practicing all the routes his centre use, another centre would obviously all be new routes to him, more difficult. 

Fair enough! I passed in May having had a couple of reschedulings so I understand the pain of being in the mad scramble for cancellations - they were coming up fairly regularly then but I think that was probably because people weren’t having lessons during the November and Jan/Feb lockdowns. Only other thing I can suggest is doing the test not in the instructor’s car so that doesn’t affect availability? 

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38 minutes ago, Stevo985 said:

People who pronounce "quarter" as "courter"

Reminds me, councils that zone their city into many quarters. I'm not talking like Brum with the Jewelry Quarter. I'm talking like Liverpool which has taken it to such extremes that one pretty small road in the city centre is in different quarters, half of it is in the "Cavern Quarter" the other half is in the "Rainbow Quarter" (Thats LGBT+), there's also the Georgian Quarter, The Knowledge Quarter, The Fabric Quarter. I might start a petition for the Pier Head area to be known as the Corruption Quarter (Yes the council offices are there) 

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50 minutes ago, bickster said:

Reminds me, councils that zone their city into many quarters. I'm not talking like Brum with the Jewelry Quarter. I'm talking like Liverpool which has taken it to such extremes that one pretty small road in the city centre is in different quarters, half of it is in the "Cavern Quarter" the other half is in the "Rainbow Quarter" (Thats LGBT+), there's also the Georgian Quarter, The Knowledge Quarter, The Fabric Quarter. I might start a petition for the Pier Head area to be known as the Corruption Quarter (Yes the council offices are there) 

If they've got more then 4 they're doing it wrong. 

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2 hours ago, bickster said:

Reminds me, councils that zone their city into many quarters. I'm not talking like Brum with the Jewelry Quarter. I'm talking like Liverpool which has taken it to such extremes that one pretty small road in the city centre is in different quarters, half of it is in the "Cavern Quarter" the other half is in the "Rainbow Quarter" (Thats LGBT+), there's also the Georgian Quarter, The Knowledge Quarter, The Fabric Quarter. I might start a petition for the Pier Head area to be known as the Corruption Quarter (Yes the council offices are there) 

Is that a Liverpool Council thing? I often see estate agents down here labelling everything a 'village' to try and make living on a main road seem less shit. Hackney Council haven't started naming things 'quarter'. Yet.

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37 minutes ago, Anthony said:

Is that a Liverpool Council thing? I often see estate agents down here labelling everything a 'village' to try and make living on a main road seem less shit. Hackney Council haven't started naming things 'quarter'. Yet.

Well Manchster has a few, Northern Quarter, Green Quarter, Millenium Quarter. They all think thye are Paris

The village thing is something that Sefton Council do. Seaforth Village - it's still a shithole, Aintree Village which is part of Aintree because it pushes the house prices up, also very irritating

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3 hours ago, bickster said:

Reminds me, councils that zone their city into many quarters. 

Probably one for the gardening thread, but that Monty Don BBC 'Gardener's World' plot. Fair enough, it's big, and divided into different sections, so they can show you flowers, shrubs, fruit trees, vegetables, etc. But what does he call them? 'The Jewel Garden', 'The Writing Garden', etc. Pretentious git. 

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3 hours ago, bickster said:

Reminds me, councils that zone their city into many quarters. I'm not talking like Brum with the Jewelry Quarter. I'm talking like Liverpool which has taken it to such extremes that one pretty small road in the city centre is in different quarters, half of it is in the "Cavern Quarter" the other half is in the "Rainbow Quarter" (Thats LGBT+), there's also the Georgian Quarter, The Knowledge Quarter, The Fabric Quarter. I might start a petition for the Pier Head area to be known as the Corruption Quarter (Yes the council offices are there) 

Brum CC are trying to rebrand the north of the city centre (by Aston Uni) as the 'Knowledge Quarter'. If generally described as the Gun Quarter, not due to the high chance of being capped, but all the former gunmakers around there. Brum CC are desperate to avoid that name though. They tried to call it 'St George and St Chad's Quarter'  a few years back which got dropped due to public feedback. 

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On 08/10/2021 at 04:42, rjw63 said:

Motorway driving.

I always like to leave a two car gap between myself and the vehicle in front. Only you can't, because as soon as you do some lane-swapping spunktrumpet moves into it. **** shitsniffers.

And also when the overhead gantry gives you a speed limit due to heavy traffic, let's say 60mph, why does almost everyone take notice except for the words removed driving BMWs, Audis and **** Range Rovers?

Automated cars cannot come soon enough. Just tell the app on your phone where you want to be and when - a car shows up and picks you up. Read, look out window or go to sleep until you arrive - all without having to deal with other peoples egos/aggression/mental illness behind the wheel.

I drive to work along back roads to avoid the motorways. Absolute cretin right up my arse all the way home tonight. I slowed down to about 15 miles an hour to annoy him - wish I had that Bond car with guns in the exhaust.

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