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Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Alf S, Jun 4, 2015.
I wish I knew!
I frequently encounter low-lifes.
Double tractor trailer trucks. I saw 3 on I 75 a few days ago. I 75 in Florida is crazy as it is. But, you run the risk of the wind blowing the connected trailers around and you can easily get sideswiped and injured
The double trailers are more dangerous- very difficult to control both on snowy or icy roads.
I’ve never had the “pleasure” of driving multiple trailers- no combination endorsement on my CDL.
me too. not in my experience.
I've always heard that direct eye-contact is one of the things that belongs in the same category as a firm handshake.
It gives the other person an indication that you are interested in them and not the shy and retiring type (or that you have something to hide).
Plus, any salesman will tell you its good for business and closing a deal.
If you're a guy, try going out & making full eye contact with perfect strangers on the subway, in a large downtown area, etc. & then see what happens. You'll be thought of as confrontational. It makes people uncomfortable at best, and at worst will cause people to be confrontational back.
Yes, if you're having a conversation with someone you know (or want to get to know) and/or if you're a salesman that's a different story. I'm talking specifically about eye contact re: strangers to strangers.
When I open a web screen that requires data entry, seldom, very seldom is the cursor automatically placed in the first, or any field, requiring input. I know this is not hard to do and it annoys me.
When a good, robust, desktop program is replaced with a slow, web based, JAVA abomination requiring a half dozen more clicks to do what you once did on the desktop version in one or two I get extremely annoyed. I spend half my day utilizing web based "apps" to do tasks that I once did in less than half the time using desktop programs.
I was once told that somebody thought I was "seeing through them" when I was looking at them directly straight in the eyes. Especially when I'm not doing much talking.
People who can’t park properly
How about people who absolutely insist on backing into every parking space? They are always either so crooked that they are on an angle, or so close to you that you can’t get into your car.
Rule: You can see best when you are looking forward, so you pull forward into the narrow parking space. You can’t see as well when moving backward, so you pull out into the much wider aisle when you leave!
I find that puzzling too. IMO, it is easier to back out of a parking space than to back into one. I guess people with rear-view cameras these days now feel they are backwards-parking superstars. Even dumber is when they back in when it is easier to drive through to the next space.
It still does not bother me as much as people going the wrong way in a directional parking lot.
Agreed. Whenever I park, I always park when I'm looking forward. It's very difficult to back into a parking space & park straight when doing so.
While we’re on the subjects of people, vehicles and strange maneuvers, I have a couple of pet peeves-
Those who use the hammer (passing) lane to just sit beside my company’s truck, and run the speed I’m running. This is not safe, and not smart. I won’t let cars or big rigs sit beside me for long.
Those who don’t know how to merge into traffic from the on-ramps. This happens too often- cars will not floor it and comfortably get in front of me, or immediately slow down to get in behind me- lots of cars will slow down to the speed I’m running, and want me to move over for them, even though they don’t have the right of way. What I’ve gotten used to doing is look at the top of the on ramp, and if I see a vehicle coming on, I’ll move 1 lane over to avoid possible confusion.
Those who cut the nose off of my vehicle to take an exit ramp. You’ve seen these fools- the fool will be in the hammer lane, you’ll be in the travel lane, the exit is 200 feet away, and the moron will fly in front of you to take the ramp. I consider this rude.
Wonder if any salesmen found that somebody who stares back straight directly into their eyes, is almost always a sign that the deal is dead and/or the customer is very skeptical and may just be biding time.
When someone force me to say yes to something that I don't want to do.
Unless that person has some sort of mind control only you have the power to say yes or no.
When people make short-sighted decisions that directly affect my life.
Heh. Since getting my current car with a rear camera I prefer backing into spaces. I don't have depth perception so I never know how close I am to kissing the bumper or concrete wall when pulling front first into a parking space. With the rear camera I can clearly see the parking lines and the fore-mentioned bumper/concrete wall. Plus proximity sensors warn me to stop. When pulling into my garage I have to have a mark on my wall aligned with my door lock so I know when to stop.
But, yeah, I totally get what you're saying. My office window overlooks the parking lot at work and watching people (attempt to) park is often entertaining. You can tell those who don't have reverse cameras because it takes them several attempts to back into a space.