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What gets your goat?

Is it bad manners? Noisy (or nosey) neighbours? Crude dress? Expensive groceries? Rainy days? I know this isn't an overly positive toipc, but as is life, we're only human and sometimes things just tick us off...

Last reply: 2nd Nov 2012 / 242 replies / Post by Rainbow

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none

Posted by: none
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

none says: The driving habits of 'P' plate drivers...Do I have to say any more? Reply

mairs

Posted by: mairs
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

none says: The driving habits of 'P' plate drivers...Do I have to say any more?

mairs says: Not at all!! Reply

nicestman77

Posted by: nicestman77
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

none says: The driving habits of 'P' plate drivers...Do I have to say any more?

nicestman77 says: I see a P plate I turn and run the other way.
Don't trust-em. Reply

pony

Posted by: pony
Posted: 20th Feb 2012

nicestman77 says: I see a P plate I turn and run the other way.
Don't trust-em.

pony says: You have to watch out for all drivers, on the road not just p plate drivers. Reply

lynny

Posted by: lynny
Posted: 22nd Feb 2012

pony says: You have to watch out for all drivers, on the road not just p plate drivers.

lynny says: You don't just have to watch P Platers as there are other stupid drivers on the road!
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Bunny

Posted by: Bunny
Posted: 17th Mar 2012

nicestman77 says: I see a P plate I turn and run the other way.
Don't trust-em.

Bunny says: If you drive you were once a P-plater. Please be kind. Reply

Mike

Posted by: Mike
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

none says: The driving habits of 'P' plate drivers...Do I have to say any more?

Mike says: politicians and overpaid CEO's of numerous companies and banks Reply

katmeow

Posted by: katmeow
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

Mike says: politicians and overpaid CEO's of numerous companies and banks

katmeow says: so right Reply

trendygran

Posted by: trendygran
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Mike says: politicians and overpaid CEO's of numerous companies and banks

trendygran says: I agree, they make a truckload of money, raise their own pays and pensioners and others who are struggling get left out in the cold to manage as best they can. Even the banks are making billions of dollars and raising rates to an unrealistic high - so that home owners who can no longer meet their mortgages are being removed and left to find alternate accommodation - not to mention the staff who are being retrenched, so unfair in this day and age, how are their families meant to live day to day and pay bills etc. Reply

littlepuss

Posted by: littlepuss
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Mike says: politicians and overpaid CEO's of numerous companies and banks

littlepuss says: I hear you Mike!! It's disgusting, going into the millions. I mean how do some of these people sleep at night? Greedy! Reply

freddy

Posted by: freddy
Posted: 19th Feb 2012

Mike says: politicians and overpaid CEO's of numerous companies and banks

freddy says: I agree Mike how can anyone be worth that much money they take it out of our pockets and give it to them...The rich get Richer and the Poor (me) get Poorer.. Reply

freddy

Posted by: freddy
Posted: 19th Feb 2012

Mike says: politicians and overpaid CEO's of numerous companies and banks

freddy says: Classic ANZ sacks 1000 workers,put interest rates up,make 1.3 billion profit and shout there big wigs to 1/2 million worth of cruises...What wrong with this..!!!!!!..I f i was one of their customers i would changing banks this week... Reply

Barb

Posted by: Barb
Posted: 20th Feb 2012

Mike says: politicians and overpaid CEO's of numerous companies and banks

Barb says: I could not agree more Reply

delilah

Posted by: delilah
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

none says: The driving habits of 'P' plate drivers...Do I have to say any more?

delilah says: People too old to remember when they were P,platers. I have a 19 year old daughter finished top of her class in yr10 of high school, went straight into the only job she ever wanted (apprentice chef) has stayed with the same a la carte restaurant for 2 1/2 yrs doesn't drink, smoke or swear. The most level headed person I have ever met or would hope to be but is constantly being yelled at, sworn at and almost driven off the road by people who think that because she is a P,plater she doesn't know how to drive. Maybe we could all be a little more sensitive to ALL road users and not ones we predeem to be good drivers. Perhaps with a little more patient understanding and a kind smile ( even to those who don't deserve it) would warm our hearts and you never know that P,plater might smile back, mouth sorry and be aware that they too have a right to learn to drive. Reply

Fatface

Posted by: Fatface
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

delilah says: People too old to remember when they were P,platers. I have a 19 year old daughter finished top of her class in yr10 of high school, went straight into the only job she ever wanted (apprentice...

Fatface says: From the appalling prejudice written here against P plate drivers (which I assume to be learners) I can only agree with you. When I started reading the comments I wondered what the vitriol was all about. I can hardly believe that all they are talking about is poor learner drivers!! Where did THEY learn to drive aI wonder and do they, with all their wisdom and experience now drive perfectly? I suspect not. Reply

Dot

Posted by: Dot
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

delilah says: People too old to remember when they were P,platers. I have a 19 year old daughter finished top of her class in yr10 of high school, went straight into the only job she ever wanted (apprentice...

Dot says: I am 70 years old and have more problems with dithery 'old' drivers than I do with P platers. GIVE THEM A GO ... Reply

delilah

Posted by: delilah
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Dot says: I am 70 years old and have more problems with dithery 'old' drivers than I do with P platers. GIVE THEM A GO ...

delilah says: Haha..yes there are good and bad in every age group Reply

kathy77

Posted by: kathy77
Posted: 16th Mar 2012

delilah says: Haha..yes there are good and bad in every age group

kathy77 says: Hi Deliah, Yes I agree with u is does not matter what age ther is good and bad in every age that drives Reply

Rev.Wal

Posted by: Rev.Wal
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Dot says: I am 70 years old and have more problems with dithery 'old' drivers than I do with P platers. GIVE THEM A GO ...

Rev.Wal says: I agree Dot I'm nearly 60 and my peers scare me more than any P platers. They park 3 feet from the curb.park over driveways "cos I'm just ducking into the shop will only be 5 mins." Drive through shopping areas at 25KPh so they can window shop easier etc etc etc Reply

Sutho

Posted by: Sutho
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Dot says: I am 70 years old and have more problems with dithery 'old' drivers than I do with P platers. GIVE THEM A GO ...

Sutho says: Unfortunately, all too often it is P platers who overtake recklessly but the other thing which is annoying is all drivers who start their turn THEN put on the turn indicator. Of course, all other drivers are not as good as me !!! Reply

Sutho

Posted by: Sutho
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Dot says: I am 70 years old and have more problems with dithery 'old' drivers than I do with P platers. GIVE THEM A GO ...

Sutho says: Unfortunately, all too often it is P platers who overtake recklessly but the other thing which is annoying is all drivers who start their turn THEN put on the turn indicator. Of course, all other drivers are not as good as me !!! Reply

godsbaby

Posted by: godsbaby
Posted: 21st Feb 2012

Dot says: I am 70 years old and have more problems with dithery 'old' drivers than I do with P platers. GIVE THEM A GO ...

godsbaby says: I agree. The worst drivers are not p platers but those that think the road rules don't apply to them.. Or those who do not think of others when they drive..
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temsmum

Posted by: temsmum
Posted: 19th Feb 2012

delilah says: People too old to remember when they were P,platers. I have a 19 year old daughter finished top of her class in yr10 of high school, went straight into the only job she ever wanted (apprentice...

temsmum says: Too right, we all had to learn at some stage and sometimes I would rather get stuck behind a P-plater than a so called experienced driver that thinks they know what they are doing. Consideration and patience are virtues we all need but sadly some don't have.
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peterv

Posted by: peterv
Posted: 20th Feb 2012

delilah says: People too old to remember when they were P,platers. I have a 19 year old daughter finished top of her class in yr10 of high school, went straight into the only job she ever wanted (apprentice...

peterv says: It sounds like you've raised a great child into an adult.Well done. Unfortunately the minority of P platers who do the right thing are tarred with the same brush as the minority idiots who think it's cool to drive and behave like complete morons. Reply

Barb

Posted by: Barb
Posted: 20th Feb 2012

delilah says: People too old to remember when they were P,platers. I have a 19 year old daughter finished top of her class in yr10 of high school, went straight into the only job she ever wanted (apprentice...

Barb says: I would have to say that not all P platers are bad, some are just inexperienced and we should be a bit tolerant, we were all once P platters. I think there is a bad lot in all age groups and no matter the age, they are dangerous. Reply

delilah

Posted by: delilah
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

none says: The driving habits of 'P' plate drivers...Do I have to say any more?

delilah says: People too old to remember when they were P,platers. I have a 19 year old daughter finished top of her class in yr10 of high school, went straight into the only job she ever wanted (apprentice chef) has stayed with the same a la carte restaurant for 2 1/2 yrs doesn't drink, smoke or swear. The most level headed person I have ever met or would hope to be but is constantly being yelled at, sworn at and almost driven off the road by people who think that because she is a P,plater she doesn't know how to drive. Maybe we could all be a little more sensitive to ALL road users and not ones we predeem to be good drivers. Perhaps with a little more patient understanding and a kind smile ( even to those who don't deserve it) would warm our hearts and you never know that P,plater might smile back, mouth sorry and be aware that they too have a right to learn to drive. Reply

fos

Posted by: fos
Posted: 16th Mar 2012

delilah says: People too old to remember when they were P,platers. I have a 19 year old daughter finished top of her class in yr10 of high school, went straight into the only job she ever wanted (apprentice...

fos says: have to agree. I remember when my daughter was learning to drive, I came home one day to find my daughter and wife looking at the front of our car just in the start of the driveway near our gate. When I walked over my daughter said "I didn't hurt the car dad" I looked around and here was the front gate on the ground, picked it up and fixed the gate and today she is a really good driver. We all do some silly things in cars especially when we are young, I know I did, but we learn. Reply

Fatface

Posted by: Fatface
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

none says: The driving habits of 'P' plate drivers...Do I have to say any more?

Fatface says: What's a P plate driver?? Reply

delilah

Posted by: delilah
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Fatface says: What's a P plate driver??

delilah says: In Australia we begin to learn on L plates ( L plates are displayed on the front and rear of the car) L platers must drive supervised by a full licensed driver for 120 hours. Which needs to be logged into a diary. A written exam on road rules is all they need to do to get their L's. Then they do a driving test and if they pass they get their P's which is also displayed on the car and they can drive unsupervised.
My daughter is quite a good little driver but after just 120 hours she is not perfect. She does however get very flustered when people see the P plates, presume she doesn't know what she is doing and start blasting horns and tailgating her.
It's easy to say P platers don't know how to drive because quite frankly they really are not experts, and I often think the people that have been driving for years and are trying to get her off the road and out of they way are the ones that cannot drive.
A small amount of patience and understanding would go a long way. Reply

Paul

Posted by: Paul
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

none says: The driving habits of 'P' plate drivers...Do I have to say any more?

Paul says: A bit harsh None. We all went through the stage of being learner and beginner drivers. P platers need consideration.
My gripe is with drivers who drive below the speed limit and than speed up when they reach a "Passing Lane"! Reply

Lil

Posted by: Lil
Posted: 19th Feb 2012

Paul says: A bit harsh None. We all went through the stage of being learner and beginner drivers. P platers need consideration.
My gripe is with drivers who drive below the speed limit and than speed...

Lil says: Quite right that P plater need plenty of consideration especially if they are first year out, Red P's. My gripe is with those drivers who can't bear to be behind anything that is bigger than what they are driving. They have to pass asap and most often at inappropriate places or times. Reply

mumtowny

Posted by: mumtowny
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

none says: The driving habits of 'P' plate drivers...Do I have to say any more?

mumtowny says: I guess you must be a perfect driver , like all the other crappy drivers who think because they have had a licence for years they are always in the right even if it causes an accident .Everybody has to learn and I found a lot worse drivers on the road I drive the pacific highway regularly and its not the road that kills its the idots who are on it ! Reply

Sandy

Posted by: Sandy
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

none says: The driving habits of 'P' plate drivers...Do I have to say any more?

Sandy says: Unfortunately P platers have been taught to drive 'offensively' instead of defencively. Around here they all seem to be talking on mobiles, tailgating, running red lights and assume they always have the right of way on round abouts. All the extra hours supervised training make difference when the driving instructors don't teach them to be courteous and cautious.
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goanna

Posted by: goanna
Posted: 17th Mar 2012

none says: The driving habits of 'P' plate drivers...Do I have to say any more?

goanna says: P Platers should obey the law and full licenced drivers should have more patience with them. They seem to forget where they started from once they are off their Ps. Reply

catherines

Posted by: catherines
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

catherines says: What gets my goat is tail gaters. I travel 45 km to work and at least one morning a week I get tailgated and abused. I sit on the speed limit and I get out in the right hand lane to overtake and get back in the left. But all those impatient people just zoom up behind me and sit so close to the back of my car I can hardly see their bonnet. I love it though when they overtake me only to get stuck behind other cars. Reply

windy

Posted by: windy
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

catherines says: What gets my goat is tail gaters. I travel 45 km to work and at least one morning a week I get tailgated and abused. I sit on the speed limit and I get out in the right hand lane to overtake and...

windy says: i agree catherine this happens to me often and ive taken to slowing down even 5 kms makes them slow especially in school zones
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katmeow

Posted by: katmeow
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

windy says: i agree catherine this happens to me often and ive taken to slowing down even 5 kms makes them slow especially in school zones

katmeow says: agree! Reply

Sandy

Posted by: Sandy
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

catherines says: What gets my goat is tail gaters. I travel 45 km to work and at least one morning a week I get tailgated and abused. I sit on the speed limit and I get out in the right hand lane to overtake and...

Sandy says: I live in the country and drive a small hatchback. The transports tailgate and all I can see in the revision mirror is a very large bullbar. It is especially dicey when you get stuck between 2 trucks. Reply

stratman

Posted by: stratman
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

stratman says: RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR, in a word tailgating.
My response ( and I dont recommned this to anyone but myself ) is to just gradually take my foot of the throttle little by little and slow down ever so gradually.
I had a driver tailgate me so closely some time ago that I had to come to a complete stop in the centre lane of a 3 lane road for him to get the message.
I enjoyed taking the control away from this driver and aggravating him into the bargain.
I know its not the right thing but..................
In other situations where drivers will spew forth abuse for apparently no reason, my reply is to laugh at them Reply

Hartmut

Posted by: Hartmut
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

stratman says: RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR, in a word tailgating.
My response ( and I dont recommned this to anyone but myself ) is to just gradually take my foot of the throttle little by little and slow down ever so...

Hartmut says: Hi Stratman,
Slowing down may be a fun and working strategy, but if you ever come across a real moron or a young testerone driven macho twit, you may take your life (and his) into your hands, so I would advise to just let idiots pass you by. Reply

stratman

Posted by: stratman
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

Hartmut says: Hi Stratman,
Slowing down may be a fun and working strategy, but if you ever come across a real moron or a young testerone driven macho twit, you may take your life (and his) into your hands,...

stratman says: Granted. thats why I dont recommend anyone else try it.
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Blossom

Posted by: Blossom
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

Hartmut says: Hi Stratman,
Slowing down may be a fun and working strategy, but if you ever come across a real moron or a young testerone driven macho twit, you may take your life (and his) into your hands,...

Blossom says: It is all very well to say let them go, but is there space if you do. especially in peak traffic. How do you make the legal gap yourself if you let them go. The you hjave the next one on your tail. Where does it end. My Mother has left legal space and somebody changes lanes and forces their way in. Some just like weaving in and out of traffic. There was one weaving in and out of traffic from the middle of the city of Adelaide heading west towards the beach, often gaining nothing because of the change of traffic lights. My thought was 'keep that up and we'll see you up the road'. Sure enough shortly afterwards he sideswiped another car. There were plenty of witnesses and the traffic became congested so we didn't pull over. It appeared nobody had been injured at all but there was plenty of assistance there if needed. Reply

chookybo

Posted by: chookybo
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Hartmut says: Hi Stratman,
Slowing down may be a fun and working strategy, but if you ever come across a real moron or a young testerone driven macho twit, you may take your life (and his) into your hands,...

chookybo says: Hartmut, I totally agree with you.

However, many years ago on my way back from work (I lived in a country town and travelled to another town for work) I was tailgated by an idiot on a windy narrow bitumen road at 11 pm at night. A friend passed me going the other way and informed me later that the driver was almost touching the back of my vehicle. There was nowhere for the idiot to pass and I was travelling as fast as was safe on that road. What I did is probably not legal but I put my two side wheels off the bitumen onto the gravel, spun my wheels and sprayed him. He soon dropped back and I was able to continue my journey safely. I would not recommend this as it could turn into road-rage on idiot's part - but he was in the wrong! It could also be quite dangerous, but I did it on a straight part of the road. Reply

katmeow

Posted by: katmeow
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

stratman says: RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR, in a word tailgating.
My response ( and I dont recommned this to anyone but myself ) is to just gradually take my foot of the throttle little by little and slow down ever so...

katmeow says: just smile and wave, smile and wave Reply

Hartmut

Posted by: Hartmut
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

Hartmut says: Hi Rainbow,

Well, noisy, inconsiderate neighbors can certainly get my goat !
I lived between three of them in a units complex! And despite my repeated talking to them to tone it down, they just kept on playing that always too loud thumping rock music.
One day, all three of them played at once and I could hardly hear myself think.
Then an odd thing happened.
I was COMPELLED to cross my arms over my chest and started to chant in a deep, guttural voice while swaying back and forth toward the noise makers. What happened next surely surprised me!
Within two days, two of those irritating neighbors moved out and the third never played music again!!!
Weird or What ! Coincident ?
Who knows, but it has been quiet and peacefull since then!
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windy

Posted by: windy
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

Hartmut says: Hi Rainbow,

Well, noisy, inconsiderate neighbors can certainly get my goat !
I lived between three of them in a units complex! And despite my repeated talking to them to tone it down,...

windy says: hartmut i ask that you remember this some times people use loud music to calm down help pain depression etc so maybe be moderate in response to music noise some also have teens who need to be teens i have a neighbour who winges about all there neighbours in the street for any noise i alsoo had 1 that complained even if the todlers played outside or we shut a door being a good neighbour goes both ways and i assume you were Reply

Hartmut

Posted by: Hartmut
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

windy says: hartmut i ask that you remember this some times people use loud music to calm down help pain depression etc so maybe be moderate in response to music noise some also have teens who need to be teens...

Hartmut says: Hi Windy,
What you say is fine, if you talk about 'normal' noise, like kids or toddlers playing outside or reasonable volume playing music. However decreasing ones pain depression by increasing the pain of others with excruciating loud noise is, I think, is not the way to go. Reply

Raksha

Posted by: Raksha
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Hartmut says: Hi Rainbow,

Well, noisy, inconsiderate neighbors can certainly get my goat !
I lived between three of them in a units complex! And despite my repeated talking to them to tone it down,...

Raksha says: Wow. Powerful. Don't think it would work on my loud abusive next door neighbours though. They like screaming at each other in abusive language. Everyone in the area can hear them and we live on large property blocks in the country.
I've always felt that what you say to your husband or wife should be your own business and no one else needs to know about it. Every one knows about their problems with their grown up kids and their finances.
Just wish they would pack up and leave. Reply

Hartmut

Posted by: Hartmut
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Raksha says: Wow. Powerful. Don't think it would work on my loud abusive next door neighbours though. They like screaming at each other in abusive language. Everyone in the area can hear them and we live on...

Hartmut says: Well Raska, some say the power of positive thinking works.
That's where the idea of prayers also has its origin. Consider the Stigmata phenomena, it is simply produced by a concentrated thought process by believers who wish to suffer the same as Jesus. They bleed from the palm of their hands as has been depicted in all the painting and pictures of Jesus.
However, - the 'efficient' Romans drove the nails through the wrists not the palm of their crucified victims.
Which proves that focused thoughts can affect and change the body, and possibly many more things we are as yet not aware of.
So try 'wishing' your screaming neighbors away with constant and concentrated wishes.

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Raksha

Posted by: Raksha
Posted: 19th Feb 2012

Hartmut says: Well Raska, some say the power of positive thinking works.
That's where the idea of prayers also has its origin. Consider the Stigmata phenomena, it is simply produced by a concentrated thought...

Raksha says: OK Hartmut, that will be my plan. I'll focus on them packing their bags and leaving. Good advice. Thank you. Reply

Hartmut

Posted by: Hartmut
Posted: 19th Feb 2012

Raksha says: OK Hartmut, that will be my plan. I'll focus on them packing their bags and leaving. Good advice. Thank you.

Hartmut says: Very good, but remember the key is consistency , strenght and intensity (desire) of your wish.
However, since everything is connected (on a higher level) and nothing happens by chance, there may be a (higher) reason why you live next to such
an annoying neighbor.
Nevertheless, all the best in chasing him away!
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Catenary

Posted by: Catenary
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

Catenary says: Parents who won't control their children in public places (such as shops) or in private property (such as my shed!!). I really feel my blood pressure go up when parents let their kids harass others and play with merchandise in shops. It's not that hard to rein them in - for example, my married daughter had a rule for her kids "This is a hands-in-pockets place". If the kids tried pushing the boundaries, they were taken outside and told that their behaviour had led to them being taken away from the things they were interested in. Sometimes the kids would ask me politely "Pa, can I have a look at such and such?" in my shed, and it was a delight to pick it up and offer it to them for inspection - knowing they would respect it.
My wife and I found that the only cure for friends' kids who kept transgressing the boundaries at our place was to stop inviting them around. Reply

katmeow

Posted by: katmeow
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

Catenary says: Parents who won't control their children in public places (such as shops) or in private property (such as my shed!!). I really feel my blood pressure go up when parents let their kids harass...

katmeow says: yes, look with your eyes not your hands is what i tell my charming children Reply

lightspeeed

Posted by: lightspeeed
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

lightspeeed says: What gets my goat??? I cannot stand BO or bad body odour. I don't know if it's because I like to smell really good, and have many different fragrances and colognes that I wear. But when someone walks past me and they smell very bad of BO, that really gets my goat!!!

PS. Smell nice everyone, cheers. Reply

littletoot

Posted by: littletoot
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

lightspeeed says: What gets my goat??? I cannot stand BO or bad body odour. I don't know if it's because I like to smell really good, and have many different fragrances and colognes that I wear. But when someone...

littletoot says: Oh, I agree so much, especially when its 40C outside and people get on a crowded train! Reply

Catenary

Posted by: Catenary
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

Catenary says: Parents who won't control their children in public places (such as shops) or in private property (such as my shed!!). I really feel my blood pressure go up when parents let their kids harass others and play with merchandise in shops. It's not that hard to rein them in - for example, my married daughter had a rule for her kids "This is a hands-in-pockets place". If the kids tried pushing the boundaries, they were taken outside and told that their behaviour had led to them being taken away from the things they were interested in. Sometimes the kids would ask me politely "Pa, can I have a look at such and such?" in my shed, and it was a delight to pick it up and offer it to them for inspection - knowing they would respect it.
My wife and I found that the only cure for friends' kids who kept transgressing the boundaries at our place was to stop inviting them around. Reply

Don

Posted by: Don
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

Don says: This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Reply

chphilp

Posted by: chphilp
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

chphilp says: What gets my goat is people that don't know how to use their car's indicators. And then if they use them, they do it after I've pulled up behind them at the traffic lights. So now I have to sit and wait for them to turn before I can move. If I'd known they were turning earlier, I would have gone into the other lane. Reply

lightspeeed

Posted by: lightspeeed
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

lightspeeed says: What gets my goat??? I cannot stand BO or bad body odour. I don't know if it's because I like to smell really good, and have many different fragrances and colognes that I wear. But when someone walks past me and they smell very bad of BO, that really gets my goat!!!

PS. Smell nice everyone, cheers. Reply

MrsMoss

Posted by: MrsMoss
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

MrsMoss says: As a parent of twins, I have to say, when I see someone with one of those very rare twin toddler trolleys with no kids, or one child...or even one child not using a seat!

In order to do any sort of grocery shopping I NEED one of these trolleys and can never seem to find one! Reply

mairs

Posted by: mairs
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

MrsMoss says: As a parent of twins, I have to say, when I see someone with one of those very rare twin toddler trolleys with no kids, or one child...or even one child not using a seat!

In order to do...

mairs says: That would get mine too. My twins are now 40. There were no twin trolleys when they were little Mairs Reply

mairs

Posted by: mairs
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

mairs says: People friends or relations that come to spend their holidays with me and live off me.BAH!!!..... Reply

windy

Posted by: windy
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

windy says: people who drive 10,20,even 30kms under the speed limit on good clear days , the cost of specialists and some doctors Reply

nicestman77

Posted by: nicestman77
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

nicestman77 says: I like all those comments,some one with my views,good to know, I am not on my own. Reply

Kimbo

Posted by: Kimbo
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

Kimbo says: The Qantas Peppercorn or should I say IRA contribution to the downfall of an icon that Sir Wilmot Hudson Fysh started. I worked for this CEO when Engineering ran the airline. Now there is no such following. Reply

mrwonderful5433

Posted by: mrwonderful5433
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

mrwonderful5433 says: Let's see...... I get really annoyed with people who have no respect for others and law enforcement. Why we ask? It all started way back in the 1970's when they took discipline out of schools and abolished corporal and capital punishment. The results we are seeing now with murders,muggings,home invasions,burglary,assaults,stabbings all with little or no punishment. We have a big percentage of people that can't read and write and those that can don't know how to spell. Perhaps somebody can find a solution to these problems?
Discipline back into the home and schools perhaps? Corporal and capital punishment re-introduced to provide a deterent? I wonder what others think? Reply

Bigfoot

Posted by: Bigfoot
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

mrwonderful5433 says: Let's see...... I get really annoyed with people who have no respect for others and law enforcement. Why we ask? It all started way back in the 1970's when they took discipline out of schools and...

Bigfoot says: mrwondwerful5433 You are so right in evry word of your comment. Unfortunately the dogooders outweigh the people who want to make a decent country/world/place to live in. Reply

Bigfoot

Posted by: Bigfoot
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

Bigfoot says: My pet peeve at the moment is Mark Taylor talking and talking without letup while the cricket is being played. If I had his home address I would send him a 2inch roll of gaffer tape.
To finish it off, anyone who really believes what any of our politicians say, deserves all they get (Which is not much). Reply

joany

Posted by: joany
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

joany says: Bad grammar ........ and I do not only mean apostrophes. The incorrect use of "less" and "fewer" has me shouting the correct form to the television set.

It is almost impossible to find the correct use of "there's" where "there're" is more appropriate, even in the broadsheets. (Where have all the sub-editors gone?

I have just reread the last sentence and it is obvious that apostrophes are important here too. Reply

katmeow

Posted by: katmeow
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

joany says: Bad grammar ........ and I do not only mean apostrophes. The incorrect use of "less" and "fewer" has me shouting the correct form to the television set.

It is almost impossible to find...

katmeow says: I totally agree, your absolutely right (just kidding), I meant to write you're absolutely right Reply

alvey

Posted by: alvey
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

alvey says: The big thimg for me is, people who judge others without knowing what that person is going through. Injustice, I've seen it hurt SO many people. Reply

jatz50

Posted by: jatz50
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

jatz50 says: Dare I say it? My partner..... but only when HE can't remember that he has broken something and hasn't fixed it for months (btw.....I offer to glue it but nooooo, he will do it because it's his job) and then I come along and pick it up and he goes.....oh, you broke it. I go," no remember, you broke it". Why is it that they can't remember, yet they can remember every score of their footy teams. ahhhhhh, something we just have to laugh it off.
FYI.......I glued it back by myself. What's that saying?? If you want a job done, do it yourself ladies lol.
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Rachel

Posted by: Rachel
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

Rachel says: The driving habits of women and their, "status symbol", four wheel drives that they can't even drive, let alone park!!! I hate waiting, for what seems to be hours, for them to park their "EGO's". Worst still when they are driving they think the vehicle is indestructible and the road rules don't apply to them. Reply

delilah

Posted by: delilah
Posted: 20th Feb 2012

Rachel says: The driving habits of women and their, "status symbol", four wheel drives that they can't even drive, let alone park!!! I hate waiting, for what seems to be hours, for them to park their "EGO's"....

delilah says: I am woman hear me roar! I have a 4x4 it's not a status symbol but a great family incentive to spend time together. Nothing brings all the kids back home better than a promised picnic up the beach somewhere or a camping trip with loads of beach driving with a couple of fishing rods in the back. My ex hubby however couldn't back himself into a shopping center car park and that's without a car, let alone a four wheel drive. You go all you 4 wheel driving soccer mums. :). Reply

Rachel

Posted by: Rachel
Posted: 20th Feb 2012

delilah says: I am woman hear me roar! I have a 4x4 it's not a status symbol but a great family incentive to spend time together. Nothing brings all the kids back home better than a promised picnic up the beach...

Rachel says: You obviously use your four wheel drive for what it is intended - 4x4ing, camping etc. as well as around the city and can drive. You go girl, I'm all for girl power it's just all my encounters have been negative ones and there has been 100's possible 1000's. Mark my word, if you. or another woman backed into a park in record breaking time while I waited or was courteous on the road I would be the first to give credit where it is due and applaud you or them!!! Reply

Rachel

Posted by: Rachel
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

Rachel says: Extended family members interfering and causing trouble in my marriage!!!!!! Reply

katmeow

Posted by: katmeow
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

Rachel says: Extended family members interfering and causing trouble in my marriage!!!!!!

katmeow says: AAAAAARRG! I hear ya Reply

annie

Posted by: annie
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

annie says: at the moment the cost of living and how expensive groceries are at the moment.Household are doing it tough I know we are are just spending on the essential items such as food and not spending money unnecessarily. Reply

wrighty

Posted by: wrighty
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

wrighty says: yeah nosey neighbours who look in as they walk by really annoy me. rainy dats yeah drove to bundt from tweed it raied all the way up we had a bout 10 hrs sunshine in 4 days and rained all the way back and roadclosures as well, people who don't move over when your trying to merge on the highway, i work in retail, rude customer, also the one's who steal everything thats not nailed down Reply

Magenta Bruine

Posted by: Magenta Bruine
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

Magenta Bruine says: What gets my goat is drivers who are rude in carparks, honk their horns and try to steal a park you were obviously turning into. I try to be courteous in these situations but some people are just plain rude, which is really unnecessary. By the way, I find if you imagine a spare space as you enter the carpark, there is often one waiting for you! works pretty much all the time, unless I am really stressed or late. Reply

smitzer

Posted by: smitzer
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

smitzer says: What gets my goat is everything that everyone has said, and I have done the slow down on a tailgater trick all to often, I have kids in the backseat of my car and no one is going to run up the back of me doing 80, if you are going to hit me you can hit me at 40, plus drivers who park in the disabled spots with no disables tag and the parents with prams, i saw a woman with her 4 kids aged 4 months to 8 years to do her grocery shopping, i know this cause i helped her when she came inside the shopping centre, another close to home is male or female who cannot get all their business in the toilet bowl, now seriously how big does the bowl have to be to make sure you do not miss....think im done now Reply

Blossom

Posted by: Blossom
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

Blossom says: Try being a passenger in a long truck (not a semi), on a main road- a long gap behind you, nothing coming from the other way and a car comes out of the sidestreet in front of you , forcing the driver to slam the brakes on, not have time to clutch and change gear, and miss the vehicle by maybe 5cm and the other driver didn't even take any notice at the screech of tyres behind him. Like the truck driver said, the guy didn't want his what appeared to be a brand new car (new model and colour) to last too long. Sitting "up high" in a vehicle from which you can see a long way ahead you wonder how there isn't a lot more accidents than there is. You can't stop a truck or a vehicle towing a caravan/trailer on 3pence as the saying goes. Some truck drivers are "cowboys" as labelled by some of the others, but not all are. Some will pull over on country roads and signal other vehicles to pass if it is safe. Some will also move a little closer to the middle line if they know it is not safe. Drivers in a high wheeled vehicle can see further ahead than one in a car. They need to respect each other. "It works both ways". Another of my gripes is cyclists who ride 3 - 5 abreast and make no attempt to indicate when they want to change lanes. Some sneak up between lanes of cars at traffic lights then wonder why there are accidents. The lanes are vehicle width not vehicle and bike width. I myself am a cyclist but I take no risks and always err on the side of caution. My gripe is when even if you are riding almost in the gutter on a wide unmarked road a vehicle will pass so close to you that you can feel the breeze created by them. If it is a long truck you can feel as though you are being "sucked" by them. Reply

Blossom

Posted by: Blossom
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

Blossom says: I know the feeling when it comes to noise, drinking to access and argueing in the street after 3.a.m. in the morning. Lighting fireworks and throwing them in surrounding streets - they are illegal in SA. Climbing up and jumping up and down on their iron verandah and carport roofs - the noise - and probably damage - it is a rental property. Throwing and smashing bottles on the footpaths and roads - not just on one street either. Running around the block damaging letterboxes and taking peoples potplants (big ones) and tossing them in a reserve. The Police had a busy night keeping up with them that night. I didn't bother to call them, other neighbours must have because they apparently came 4 times. There were so many people there for the size of the property that the Police made some leave. Trouble was some of them came back. One driver waited until the Police had been gone for a few minutes then went hoon driving. The last time 4 police cars came and some were charged for various offences including cars in an adjoining street being broken into. They matched the fingerprints. I don't mind any body having a party if they don't get too drunk and disturb the neighbours and nearby street residents. Reply

rob

Posted by: rob
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

rob says: My son in law, rolling his eyes when he thinks I'm not looking, or him asking my youngest daughter behind my back how she puts up with me, and also when he makes everything a 'control' issue with my 5 year old grand-daughter and it always ends in tears. To be fair, on the other hand he does also have some good qualities. Reply

Jackie

Posted by: Jackie
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

Jackie says: What gets my goat is people who throw their rubbish down on the ground as if they think it's their right to do so! Even when there are rubbish bins around such as a few yards away from a seat they have been sitting on, they just leave their rubbish on or under the seat! Too far for them to walk to.

My suburb is littered with rubbish of all kinds. Glass beer bottles, cans, paper rubbush, fast food rubbish. I pick up bottles and cans from around the outside of the Seniors' complex I live in, and take them to my recycle bin, or if I'm on my way to or back from the shops and recycle bins are out for collection, I'll pick bottles up along the way and put them into the bins, as glass is one thing I don't like to leave lying around.

If everyone did their bit like this, it would help, but if the culprits didn't do it in the first place, it would be even better. A lot of people don't pick other people's rubbish up because they just think that they didn't put it there, so why should they, but I really don't like to see it, and do care, so I do pick it up.

I don't know why people don't want to feel proud of their city and keep it free of rubbish. The council are just as bad, as I've emailed about it a few times, but rarely is anything done! There is a 'kerb-side pick-up' coming around soon, but whenever there is one, our road seems to get missed, so they can't be going all around the suburb - just being selective!

Rubbish gets thrown into the shrubbery on the outside of our complex or gets blown there by the wind, and people also throw things out of their cars onto the nature strips as they go past. I and a couple of other residents used to pick this up regularly, but we got tired of it,and it got to be too much rubbish at one point.

I just pick up the bottles and cans now and take them back to my bin. Council did it once when I emailed, but nothing regularly, so don't know whose responsibility it is, unless it's the Housing people that own the complex. Reply

Carshark

Posted by: Carshark
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

Carshark says: You may be not aware of what triggered the other driver , obviously something was done to annoy , it does take two to tango.Obey the rules of the road and it is amazing courtesy is catching.Verbal abuse usually comes from , some indiscretion, good behaviour creates harmony. Reply

lukey71

Posted by: lukey71
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

lukey71 says: Stupidity pisses me off. People complaining about boat people (which account for less than 1% of all illegals), speeding idiot drivers (risking everybody's lives for the sake of a few minutes), people complaining about interest rates while they busily live out their lives on credit, people actually believing wars are fought over anything else other than oil or money, and the list goes on. And unfortunately stupid people also seem to be the most vocal and listened to. People should really take time to research their point of view, rather than be swayed by the likes ACA, Today Tonight or Andrew Bolt. Reply

mrspxl

Posted by: mrspxl
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

mrspxl says: It really gets my goat when young people barge onto the bus infront of the elderly, just no manners . What happened? Reply

katmeow

Posted by: katmeow
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

mrspxl says: It really gets my goat when young people barge onto the bus infront of the elderly, just no manners . What happened?

katmeow says: I have young children and I always teach them to be respectful to others, this is a small start to changing the World... There's a saying that goes something like "the hand that rocks the cradle rules the World..." lets bring back good manners which respect others, we are a long way from the Stone Age, let's keep it that way Reply

mrspxl

Posted by: mrspxl
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

katmeow says: I have young children and I always teach them to be respectful to others, this is a small start to changing the World... There's a saying that goes something like "the hand that rocks the cradle...

mrspxl says: I agree. Usually l will say something especially on the bus, l was stunned when another passenger tild me not to as l could get hurt. I still say something. Reply

MAC

Posted by: MAC
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

MAC says: The apathetic/couldn't care less attitude which is pervading/invading society Reply

katmeow

Posted by: katmeow
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

MAC says: The apathetic/couldn't care less attitude which is pervading/invading society

katmeow says: there is a saying that goes something like, "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing"..... I have a do something attitude, don't lose hope, there are still alot of people out there with backbones Reply

MAC

Posted by: MAC
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

katmeow says: there is a saying that goes something like, "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing"..... I have a do something attitude, don't lose hope, there are still alot of...

MAC says: Thanks Katmeow :o) Reply

flyingace

Posted by: flyingace
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

flyingace says: hi Rainbow, its people who always tries to threat you to quit or take a payout at work. Reply

delilah

Posted by: delilah
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

delilah says: I also hate forgetting to take screen shots of all my purchases online. Reply

Rhil

Posted by: Rhil
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

Rhil says: When I am in a queue and someone just pushes in that really makes me mad.

also the other day at the supermarket the male of the family was at the checkout and putting the food through (15 items) then the rest of the family (3 of them 4 items each) were still shopping. Looked like they had 15 items to start with then the rest of them arrived. Yep you gessed it I had to wait for the last one to arrive with an extra 10 items. I could have gone through the other checkouts but nooo I was polite and took it up the bum as usual. I now avoid those people and yes I was annoyed. I consider that really rude
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marmel1

Posted by: marmel1
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

marmel1 says: the likes of Coles and Woolworths putting the prices of grocery items up in price to cover the items they say they put down. the public is not stupid to believe them. Marie. Reply

ians

Posted by: ians
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

ians says: Slow internet connections and stupid ads on TV really get up my goat. The other thing that ticks me off is my nosey and noisy neighbour how has a fowl mouth for a woman. Reply

Hartmut

Posted by: Hartmut
Posted: 19th Feb 2012

ians says: Slow internet connections and stupid ads on TV really get up my goat. The other thing that ticks me off is my nosey and noisy neighbour how has a fowl mouth for a woman.

Hartmut says: Hi ians,
If you have a slow Internet connection try getting a faster broadband (contact Westnet.com.au , which I recommend for their efficient, fast and always friendly service). - Also sometimes, there is a build-up of Internet traffic which can slow connections down considerably.
As to annoying ads, simply record the TV show you want to watch and then flip over the ads.
In regard to noisy, foul mouth neigbors see my tips a few pages backwards.
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littletoot

Posted by: littletoot
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

littletoot says: My frustration has nothing to do with driving, its the major duopoly or Coles and Woolworths adversarial adds and the fact that they get away with misleading statements. Then when I look at their adds and items on special what do we get? discounts on high sugr / fat products and items that are not meant to be part of a healthy lifestyle. Specials and reductions on Soft drinks and lollies, chocolate and biscuits do not help customers who have limited income and are trying to maintain a balance diet. There are so many stories and government adds about the obesity crisis and people being overweight, but the price of a balanced diet is costing the earth. Perhaps if the big supermarkets were to offer true discounts on key healthy ingredient more people would eat a balance diet. Reply

kreative

Posted by: kreative
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

kreative says: At the moment - my landlord! An owner inspection is only supposed to happen once a year but this one wants to come to all of them! She also said that we wouldn't have to vacate at the end of our lease but we are due out Easter Saturday! Well, once good thing about it, by vacating, we won't have to put up with her anymore. On a downside, we don't have the money to move.

Another thing that gets me is people driving significantly below the speed limit - doing 30 in a 60 or 70 zone.

Yep, you can out crude dress in there too. A young lady is so much more attractive to the right sort of people if she dresses with some modesty. Also, wearing offensive language on clothes is so unnecessary.

Trail bike riders that are driving illegally when we are trying to sleep.

Garbage trucks coming before 7 am.

The price of fuel

Media that recycle to death old topics without much, if anything new to say or not covering them in more depth. Most of the time, the story tells you next to nothing. Good journalism seems rare these days.

People who park in disabled spots who don't have a permit and people who think you don't have a disability unless you are in a wheelchair.

The unhealthy way food is made when there are good alternatives available.

The expense of gluten free foods which is unnecessarily inflated.

Drivers that cut you off and pedestrians that just step out in front of you.

Things not being made to last.

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wabbit

Posted by: wabbit
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

wabbit says: Cant decide between people who stop in the middle of the supermarket aisle with thier trolley sideways so you can't get past or when you go for a meal where you are happy to pay for quality food and receive overcooked/dried out revolting dishes and staff/management don't follow through with your feedback........but I suppose they lose in the long run because they just lost (another) customer Reply

Grayapollo

Posted by: Grayapollo
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

Grayapollo says: The thing that upsets me is the incorrect use of blinnkers as I find that those who own expensive cars think they don't have to use them and are above the laws of this great nation. Graeme Boondall Qld. Reply

katmeow

Posted by: katmeow
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

katmeow says: when people spell "you"re", as in "you are", incorrectly, as in "your". IT IS WRONG and I request politely that you please stop doing it or "you're" going to really annoy me with "your" bad spelling, see how easy it is, ahhh feel so much better now, thanks for that Rainbow :) Reply

Flymow

Posted by: Flymow
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

Flymow says: Some small minded politician on the news this morning stating that it was necessary to give boat people a $10000 house package including fridge (yes) microwave and ipod as part of the basic necessities of life. Hello since when was an ipod a necessity. I don't mind people being given the bare minimum but when i think of our pensioners who often have to go without the basics due to lack of funds that we should be screening what is given out as NECESSARY Reply

sprinkles

Posted by: sprinkles
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

sprinkles says:
Insensitive people of any sort get on my preverbial goat. Also people who have a false sense of their own importance, and feel they can bully others and get away with that. Cosmetic testing on animals really pisses me off. It doesn't need to be done. Reply

ab

Posted by: ab
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

ab says: People who:
- tailgate
- think the indicator is optional
- don't move over to the left to make a left hand turn
- through garbage out their car window
- don't realise that a little courtesy on the road will go a long way making everyones journey a little stressful
- speed cameras that serve no other purpose than raise revenue
- road rules don't apply when you're on a push bike.

And that's just on the road...what about Govt?

- There's the bleedin' carbon tax
- the endless drain on the public purse by retired politicians
- blah blah blah

It's hell out there I tells ya...lol :)
Reply

mysteron347

Posted by: mysteron347
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

mysteron347 says: The recruitment industry and the education lobby screaming about "skill shortages" to get the government to print 457 visas while there are thousands of fully-trained people here who are excluded from jobs by being locals expecting a living wage.

Recruiters are simply going overseas for the cheap labour, not even offering the jobs locally - and the government (and opposition) simply stand by wringing their greedy little hands, paralysed by the immigration lobby and the greens and urgently debating "gay marriage." Reply

wowi

Posted by: wowi
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

wowi says: I was always raised to respect my elders, but unfortunately i have had many experiences of late where some older folks have been extremely rude to me and very inconsiderate. EG Due to my disability i have to use a mobility scooter to get around the shops and one day i was harshly told off my an older lady who said my mobility scooter was an inconvenience to other shoppers and that i was lazy and should have just walked into the shop. My reply to her was well excuse me if i could walk i would. I was extremely upset by this and coudln.t believe my ears. How can you respect someone with that attitude towards a disable person. Reply

washann

Posted by: washann
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

washann says: Parents crossing the road with their young children at the lights!! Lights red, green and amber dont appear to matter as parents are quite happy to cross when there is a break in traffic. These young kids will grow up disregarding lights, signs, road rules etc. I just shake my head when i see this happening in front of me and wonder what the parents response will be if they or their child gets hit. Reply

nini

Posted by: nini
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

nini says: bad manners Reply

michb

Posted by: michb
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

michb says: As with most people, it is tailgaters, P-platers who think they can drive better than those who have been driving for 30 years. But my biggest problem lately is the lack of manners. Not just in the younger generation, but I have noticed that even a lot of those in the 60-70 age group seem to have stopped using "please, excuse me and thank you". I hate to think what this country will be like in 20-30 years if there are no manners being used anymore and rudeness rules. Reply

Frawdavlu

Posted by: Frawdavlu
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Frawdavlu says: The anti TASMANIAN snipping,fortunately they are still aussies,despite what loud mouth say.Am told i am too thin skinned when the insults are used against Tassies.Whats their problem,still trying to find their brain. Reply

sneakierbiscuit

Posted by: sneakierbiscuit
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

sneakierbiscuit says: Two things:

1. Tailgaters. That's been covered already. I don't speed, but I do usually stick as close to the speed limit as I can. I reduce my speed in wet conditions or in poor visibility. I don't understand tailgating. After all, it's the speed LIMIT, not the speed minimum! And the closer you are to my tail, the closer you are to having an accident that's your fault. If I have to slow down or stop suddenly to avoid a hazard, you WILL hit me, no matter how good a driver you are. Basic biology in reflex time, and physics in car-stopping time will see to that. Every tailgater risks being the cause of deaths, injuries in addition to insurance hassles.

2. Plane travelers who show their annoyance at children on flight. Before I had children, I was a frequent traveller; domestic and international. I would sigh a little if I was seated near very young children, knowing that they cry (my mother ran a daycare at home) but I wouldn't complain and I'd be nice to the parents because children are an integral part of society. Now that I have two small children, I travel less frequently. When I do travel with the children, I make sure to have plenty of snacks, drinks, a favourite toy and some new novelties to keep them as happy as possible. My children have boundaries and discipline in their lives and are generally good kids. But they're still *children.* On one flight, my then just-turned-2yo was wailing. We tried frantically to calm him, to no avail. The seatbelt sign was still on for take-off, and he pooped. My heart sank. There was a "gentleman" a few rows ahead that made a point of turning around and GLARING at us, as if to say, "control your horrid screaming brat." We were trying, I tell you. As soon as the seat belt light turned off, I changed him, but he was still crying. We'd purchased a seat for him, and had him strapped into his car seat on that seat (as recommended). But in the end I took him out and held him as he cried. This calmed him a bit and he fell asleep. He woke up 20 minutes later SCREECHING (that gentleman again gave us a death stare) and then vomited all over himself and me. Oh. Turns out he'd gotten the same stomach bug I'd had the day earlier (I vomited so much it left me too weak to walk) and that I'd thought was food poisoning from dodgy Chinese. My son hadn't eaten the food, so it's only then we found out it was something else. Poor little guy. Poor me. I had to take him to the tiny bathroom, remove his clothes, wash him down, put a change of clothes on, hand him to my husband (who was also dealing with our infant) and then remove my dress, try to wash it in the tiny sink with the hand soap, wring it out and put it back on, still wet and smelling of vomit.
A little while later, our toddler boy had diarrhea. Oh my gosh. Nightmare. Another change of clothes.

The point being, children are not able to express themselves as well as adults. They don't have the vocabulary or emotional maturity. My son was wailing because he felt terrible and had no words to put to it. We were doing our best to soothe him. A little understanding would have been appropriate.

Another time, my little (almost 2yo) son was kicking his legs against the seat in front of him. Usually, I wouldn't allow it, but the seat in front of him was empty, so I let it go. (Pick your battles, right?) The lady on the other seat in front turned around and gave us what-for, accusing my son of kicking her seat and telling us to control him. I responded that he was *NOT* kicking her seat as could clearly be seen by the fact he wasn't seated behind her. It did make me realize that because the seats are connected though, his kicks of the seat next to her were vibrating into her seat. Of course, as soon as I figured this out I prevented him from kicking. But the thing is, she'd waited until she was livid to say anything. And then accused my son of doing something he clearly couldn't have been doing. Children cry (loudly) when upset, and are boisterous and ever-moving. We were all kids once, and for most cultures in most points of time (I'm an anthropologist), children are considered a normal part of social life. I fear for modern society because have fewer children and relegate them to the home or special designed-for-kids activities. In the past, kids were just a part of normal life and would go where their parents/grandparents/uncles/aunts/cousins went, and everyone just dealt with it.

But back to the plane thing; a plane is *PUBLIC TRANSPORT*. It's just a flying bus with more expensive tickets. You expect to deal with the whole world of society on a bus, including the elderly, the disabled, and children, young families. The same goes on the plane. Children belong in the public sphere. If you want a little adult-only bubble while travelling on public transport like buses, ferries, trains and planes, I suggest you charter a trip. Reply

devilwoman

Posted by: devilwoman
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

devilwoman says: what gets my goat is peple who park in handicap places and pram parking spaces when you can see that they are not hadicapped nor with child Reply

mustang6000

Posted by: mustang6000
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

devilwoman says: what gets my goat is peple who park in handicap places and pram parking spaces when you can see that they are not hadicapped nor with child

mustang6000 says: I have to agree with you devilwoman. I am a handicapped driver and this really annoys me. I have printed up some little cards saying ' Ignorance and stupidity are not handicaps' that I leave on their windscreens. Reply

Hartmut

Posted by: Hartmut
Posted: 19th Feb 2012

mustang6000 says: I have to agree with you devilwoman. I am a handicapped driver and this really annoys me. I have printed up some little cards saying ' Ignorance and stupidity are not handicaps' that I leave on...

Hartmut says: Hi mustang6000
Try another one to leave on their windscreen:
If Ignorance and Stupidity would hurt, you would be screaming day and night! Reply

snakewoman

Posted by: snakewoman
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

snakewoman says: The price of LPG !!! Today I saw it at 79 cents per liter
Where is the incentive for using a cleaner fuel ?

And those so called "Green " shopping bags...
that are made from non decomposing petrochemicals and are helping to cause more landfill problems...
,not to mention the transport miles to bring these into the country from China.

Brilliant stuff Australia.!!!
Reply

Hartmut

Posted by: Hartmut
Posted: 19th Feb 2012

snakewoman says: The price of LPG !!! Today I saw it at 79 cents per liter
Where is the incentive for using a cleaner fuel ?

And those so called "Green " shopping bags...
that are made from non...

Hartmut says: Yes, there is also the case that - making paper bags causes more pollution than plastic bags.
The key to using plastic bags (and any other non-deteriorating items) is to dispose of them responsibly. Reply

nelly2

Posted by: nelly2
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

nelly2 says: What annoys me the most ,is when your in a supermarket doing your shopping and someone behind you runs their shopping trolley into the back of your heels,it really hurts you and the person who did it gives you a nasty look as if it is your fault ,then they storm of with out saying sorry,and your left hobbling around the supermarket with a sore and bleeding heal,sometimes people are nasty in the supermarkets as they are on our roads,what has happened to peoples manners,growing up i was always taught manners ,and i taught them to my children and now my grandchildren. Reply

Yeti

Posted by: Yeti
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Yeti says: Hi Rainbow,
I totally know what you mean about when other people are having a rant or something and you start to get angry for "no reason". A tool I learnt recently that has changed all this for me and I thought I would share with you is "Who does this belong to?". There is a great youtube vid that explains it here "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3_3a1kG-ZY" but in essence when you ask that question if it lightens up or goes away its not yours so you then can choose to have that or not from choice rather than picking it up in other peoples spaces and buying it as yours. This tool can be used for every thought feeling or emotion you have/percieve.
Hope this gives you more choice next time. For more cool tools check out the free stuff page on AccessYou.co.nz Reply

Fatface

Posted by: Fatface
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Fatface says: People who assume (and won't be persuaded otherwise) that good health means being thin. I have been healthy, vitally fit and active all my life and yet judged by the fashion of the day and, more dangerously, by health professionals, to be obese and therefore unhealthy.
I have excellent BP, cholesterol, blood sugar levels and a sparkle that gets me going into my days with enthusiasm and contentment.

These people seem never to have heard of Health at Any Size, a world-wide movement which showed just how dangerous and unhealthy dieting is was and ever will be. They seemed determined to fly in the face of evidence to the contrary and declare me unhealthy!!
Fortunately I am strong minded enough to ignore their idiocy but how many people eating goof, fresh foods and getting exercise, still believe this ridiculous propaganda?
How many thin people assume they're healthy simply because they conform to the specious BMI (which Harvard scholars never devised or intended to apply to individuals - another idiocy we've adopted) even though they may have an unhealthy lifestyle?

Many fat people are extremely healthy and I am heartily SICK of the empty-headed fashionistas who say otherwise.


Reply

Hilary

Posted by: Hilary
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Fatface says: People who assume (and won't be persuaded otherwise) that good health means being thin. I have been healthy, vitally fit and active all my life and yet judged by the fashion of the day and, more...

Hilary says: I have noticed that healthy, fit people whether they be small, medium or large have a certain glow about them. They look good and have vitality. Having toned muscles make a difference.
Reply

sean

Posted by: sean
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

sean says: is rude and inconsiderate that your neighbours knowing that you have two cars and have always parked in front of your house with one car and as soon as you leave for an hour to do some shopping slide in and park there without a care in the world.we live in a colder-sack and packing is non- excistant. Reply

richyrich

Posted by: richyrich
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

richyrich says: what really gets up my goat is when people are on their mobiles,there not watching where there going,bumped into you ,instead of saying sorry they stare at you to say its your fault Reply

Redsmarti

Posted by: Redsmarti
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Redsmarti says: Unfortunately there are quite a few things that irritate me, some big, some small. Many do involve driving such as being cut off, people not indicating and so on. Some involve pedestrians many of whom appear to think that a car cannot hurt them. If I had a dollar for everyone person who walked behind my car at the supermarket while I am in the middle of reversing out of a parking spot, then I would be extremely wealthy.

although I never really act on my feelings anything relating to bad manners is annoying such as the people who think its ok to leave their rubbish all over the place. Just because someone will clean it up eventually doesn't make it right for you to be a selfish slob. Reply

mustang6000

Posted by: mustang6000
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

mustang6000 says: The volume of TV adverts that seem to be 2/3 times louder than the program that I am watching. I once asked a TV executive that I know about this and his comment was that ' no, we do not play the adverts at a higher volume than the program'. Sorry I do not believe him any more. Reply

Hartmut

Posted by: Hartmut
Posted: 19th Feb 2012

mustang6000 says: The volume of TV adverts that seem to be 2/3 times louder than the program that I am watching. I once asked a TV executive that I know about this and his comment was that ' no, we do not play the...

Hartmut says: Hi mustang6000
No doubt the TV executive you know lied like those cigarette executives who swore that smoking was not addictive.
As to the TV adds, as I said, tape/record your show and watch it later when you can fast forward the ads. Reply

mizim

Posted by: mizim
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

mizim says: Mine would have to be when appointments are made at various hospitals for my 11month old, but the don't bother reading her file before giving us the appointment. Yesterday we had to drive all the way across town, for an appointment she shouldn't have until after surgery, because someone didn't read her file first to make sure she needed it before hand. Reply

EileenW1

Posted by: EileenW1
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

EileenW1 says: Drivers who do not indicate especially when they see me waiting to give way to them and they turn off before reaching me. Also drivers not indicating when on a roundabout and we are supposed to guess if they are going to turn off, change lanes or carry on all the way round. So many people also do not indicate when they suddenly turn left or right in front of cars behind them. Reply

Beachluva

Posted by: Beachluva
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Beachluva says: People that put their blinker on 2 seconds before the turn a corner and the continuation of yucky people smoking with kids in the car, my grandson of 7 pointed that out to me. Reply

ny

Posted by: ny
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

ny says: Our present government which thinks we all have money to burn to support them when the majority of policies are just money wasting and pointless. I get so annoyed with their climate change policies and carbon tax. Unfortunately, they are not at all interested in REAL science, just listen to climate change scientists, which are only funded if they pander to the government's wishes. Oh, for an election!!! Reply

dj0003

Posted by: dj0003
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

dj0003 says: Lay off the P & L plate drivers, if this is all you can come up with then get a life!
We all have to start somewhere hey !
What gets my goat is so called "experienced drivers" who fail to indicate, tailgate, think they own the road, swerve to the right to turn left etc etc
Especially before I've had at least 2 coffees lol Reply

mika08

Posted by: mika08
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

dj0003 says: Lay off the P & L plate drivers, if this is all you can come up with then get a life!
We all have to start somewhere hey !
What gets my goat is so called "experienced drivers" who fail to...

mika08 says: Yes, they tailgate even though you are doing the speed limit and even a few above. What would satisfy these drivers?? A whole road to themselves. I get really angry when it is obvious I have my kids sitting in the back and they continue to ride my bumper especially if it is a large vehicle. They have no right to put my kids in such danger. Reply

vickbenla

Posted by: vickbenla
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

vickbenla says: Driving habits of elderly drivers, who should have been put off the road years ago Reply

Hartmut

Posted by: Hartmut
Posted: 19th Feb 2012

vickbenla says: Driving habits of elderly drivers, who should have been put off the road years ago

Hartmut says: Statistically, YOUNG drivers cause the MOST accidents NOT elderly drivers. Reply

techmark

Posted by: techmark
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

techmark says: Neighnour uses his blower vac at 10pm at night, drives us and the others neighbours crazy Reply

Hilary

Posted by: Hilary
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

techmark says: Neighnour uses his blower vac at 10pm at night, drives us and the others neighbours crazy

Hilary says: Always thought leaf blowers were a waste of time. They just blow the leaves somewhere else. Where I live it is against the local law to create that kind of noise at that hour. Wonder why he wants too. Id rather be inside reading a good book or on the internet. Reply

Bellxchat

Posted by: Bellxchat
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Bellxchat says: (I think it was) Oprah Winfrey said "when you know better, you do better". I try not to let myself be annoyed about anything or anyone, because you can't do what you don't know. "Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they do" pretty much sums it up. If there's something I can do to make anything or anyone better, I do: and if there isn't, then "live and let live" applies. Certainly my being annoyed, angry, upset, etc. isn't going to change the situation. Reply

Hilary

Posted by: Hilary
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Bellxchat says: (I think it was) Oprah Winfrey said "when you know better, you do better". I try not to let myself be annoyed about anything or anyone, because you can't do what you don't know. "Forgive them,...

Hilary says: I think it's human nature for people to get upset about things they think aren't right. If I get upset I need to acknowledge to myself I am, not try to deny and then decide if it's worth getting upset about - if I can do something about it do it. If I can't then put it aside. Worrying about things out of my control uses up emotional energy. I need for dealing with things I can make a difference with. Reply

Bellxchat

Posted by: Bellxchat
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Hilary says: I think it's human nature for people to get upset about things they think aren't right. If I get upset I need to acknowledge to myself I am, not try to deny and then decide if it's worth getting...

Bellxchat says: True, true. We want to change the world, when the only person we can ever change is ourselves. Reply

deeza

Posted by: deeza
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

deeza says: Bad manners, it doesn't take much to make someone's day lovely or upset it. As a waitress I try to make someone's dinner experience enjoyable but you've got to wonder why some people go out if it's not to enjoy dinner, do they just want to make sure others end their night on a sour note? Reply

pointy

Posted by: pointy
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

pointy says: People who have had a night out who seem to go out of their way to annoy and irritate other people who are just minding their own business. Reply

888shelley

Posted by: 888shelley
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

888shelley says: All mentioned, tailgaiters,p plated morons who think they are the only drivers on the road,elderly drivers who go slow in the wrong speed limit e.g. 100kph limit and they are doing 70kph, people who cut in without indicating or too close......and the list goes on! Basically it comes down to good manners on the road, if these and speed were used more often maybe our roads would be safer. Reply

Hilary

Posted by: Hilary
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Hilary says: People that a full of their own opinions and won't listen or try to consider another point of view.
People that are very loud, seem to think everyone wants to hear what they are saying. Reply

Huskydog

Posted by: Huskydog
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Huskydog says: It may sound silly, but spelling errors and incorrectly placed punctuation marks in ads on TV and newspapers!! I actually emailed one company recently to let them know about their spelling error: 'Lay Buy' should be 'Lay By'!! Reply

Hilary

Posted by: Hilary
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Huskydog says: It may sound silly, but spelling errors and incorrectly placed punctuation marks in ads on TV and newspapers!! I actually emailed one company recently to let them know about their spelling error:...

Hilary says: I agree. Newspapers, Magazines should set a good example. There may be children and adults (e.g. could be learning English as a second language) finding it hard enough to learn what is correct without coming across mistakes. Don't they have proof readers anymore? Ads are a bit different when it comes to spelling brand names e.g weet bix instead of wheat biscuit. Reply

jatz50

Posted by: jatz50
Posted: 19th Feb 2012

Huskydog says: It may sound silly, but spelling errors and incorrectly placed punctuation marks in ads on TV and newspapers!! I actually emailed one company recently to let them know about their spelling error:...

jatz50 says: I am so with you there Huskydog - I wrote to a survey site once because they had the wrong spelling and it was annoying me. I guess they just don't proof read anymore.
Reply

pkn55

Posted by: pkn55
Posted: 16th Mar 2012

Huskydog says: It may sound silly, but spelling errors and incorrectly placed punctuation marks in ads on TV and newspapers!! I actually emailed one company recently to let them know about their spelling error:...

pkn55 says: Yes, these type of errors stand out annoyingly at me too! I've sent quite a few emails over the years bringing same to the senders attention - it's really distracting sometimes. They seem to stand out like a red flag to me. :) Reply

Hilary

Posted by: Hilary
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Hilary says: When you stop to let someone past in a supermarket and there's no word of thanks or even a smile. Reply

Jenny

Posted by: Jenny
Posted: 19th Feb 2012

Hilary says: When you stop to let someone past in a supermarket and there's no word of thanks or even a smile.

Jenny says: Couldn't agree more, some people are so rude, they just walk in front of you or push past without even an excuse me. Reply

Min

Posted by: Min
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Min says: my noisy inconsiderate neighbour. he plays the same cd (full blast) every weekend. he is trying to annoy another neighbour but ends up annoying everybody. plus he has a few junk cars and he parks them all the place (roadside). Reply

Hartmut

Posted by: Hartmut
Posted: 19th Feb 2012

Min says: my noisy inconsiderate neighbour. he plays the same cd (full blast) every weekend. he is trying to annoy another neighbour but ends up annoying everybody. plus he has a few junk cars and he parks...

Hartmut says: Hi Min,
See my tips on noisy neighbors a few pages back. :-) Reply

terreur

Posted by: terreur
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

terreur says: Twelve year old kids wearing clothes I wouldn't wear as an adult and the parents who let them. Reply

Bunny

Posted by: Bunny
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Bunny says: Being patronised; having others (particularly older men) speaking slowly, deliberately and loudly simply because I'm in my 70's! I still have a brain and could probably share some of my clues, but this behaviour switches me off. Reply

Fatface

Posted by: Fatface
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Fatface says: "What gets my goat?" Looking at some of the responses here from people who have no patience, tolerance or, it seems in some cases, common sense!

I'm certainly glad I don't live in YOUR society !! Reply

Nita

Posted by: Nita
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Nita says: Definately the politicians. Our politicians and governments have no idea. They're getting paid bucketloads and they cannot solve ONE problem, instead they continue to create them. They're selfish and completely oblivious to the normal Australian person and their struggles. I cannot believe taxpayers pay them to have their question times or whatever they're called, when they all sit together and act like 5 year olds in a school playground, honestly I find them so unappealing and embarassing!!! Reply

Penny

Posted by: Penny
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Penny says: Sitting/standing at a bus-stop and a smoker will come and sit/stand next to you and continue puffing making you think you are in a London fog! How rude! Go smoke downwind. I used to ask people to move but now I move because some smokers have become very aggressive. Reply

Robyn

Posted by: Robyn
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Robyn says: I get ticked off at the younger generations - how they have abrogated responsibility of their lives to the government. Socialism does not work and does not breed a first world nation! It about time everyone in Australia pulled their own weight again. Reply

fifi

Posted by: fifi
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

fifi says: The lack of respect whether it be bad manners, bad behaviour or just rudeness. It costs you nothing to be polite and a smile goes a long way. I often feel I live in a city that just does not care. Reply

traceyc68

Posted by: traceyc68
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

traceyc68 says: NOISY neighbours my neighbours play there music day, afternoon and night everyday its so irrating i dont see any need to play like that Reply

lili

Posted by: lili
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

lili says: people with anger management issues! hello! they don't rule nor own the world so a little kindness to anyone they come across with will do them good, health-wise! i always believe that karma happens so watch out! Reply

matua

Posted by: matua
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

matua says: The greatest thing that get "my Goat" is people smoking around places of congregation like bus stops and entrances to mall and hospitals. the next is lunatic politicians that keep the brakes on the economy, rather than allowing people to develope and enlarge their business for local and more importantly for overseas exportings. Reply

chookybo

Posted by: chookybo
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

chookybo says: What gets my goat? Rude people who phone. Someone with an Indian sounding voice phoned asking to speak to my husband. As I know my husband is not fond of telemarketers, I politely asked who she was and what she wanted. She told me she was Stephanie and then babbled off some ?telecommunion name (or that's what it sounded like). I politely asked her would she mind saying that again. She asked me if I could not understand her and I said "yes" so she told me I was a stupid bitch and hang up. I can understand that telemarketers must get frustrated sometimes as people are often rude to them but there is no call for them to be rude to ?potential customers, especially when I spoke politely and patiently. Reply

pkn55

Posted by: pkn55
Posted: 16th Mar 2012

chookybo says: What gets my goat? Rude people who phone. Someone with an Indian sounding voice phoned asking to speak to my husband. As I know my husband is not fond of telemarketers, I politely asked who she was...

pkn55 says: Yes, i've had some of these too. And they tend to call after hours - even past 10PM. I answer the phone by telling them the time. eg. Hello it's 9:30 PM how can I help? that usually makes them take a step back from their marketing spiels. and get into apologetic tones.

Some of the calls - not only can't you understand them, but their voip type connection is so bad half of what they say isn't even audible. :( Reply

mika08

Posted by: mika08
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

mika08 says: Parents who have "Baby/Child on Board" signs or stickers on their car and then drive like maniacs! How dare they warn me to drive around them safely when they are not obeying the road rules themselves. Even worse is when they plough through a school zone - so annoying! Reply

bub

Posted by: bub
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

bub says: I hate people being rude.I hate when Parents let their children scream in shopping Centres and not try and quiten them down Reply

Penny

Posted by: Penny
Posted: 20th Feb 2012

bub says: I hate people being rude.I hate when Parents let their children scream in shopping Centres and not try and quiten them down

Penny says: I don't like rude people either bub. It always gets on my goat when a mother slowly strolls through a supermarket or shopping mall completely ignoring the fact that their newborn (although I have to guess by the pitch of the cry as the pram is usually shrouded with a shade cloth) is screaming their head off in their pram. I just feel so sorry for the baby and want to slap the mother to wake them up from their apparent daydream and tell them to tend to their poor child. Reply

blueyes

Posted by: blueyes
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

blueyes says: Any driver that damage my car in the car park! I am so annoyed by all those drivers that just don't care when parking, reversing and damage your car and then just disappear. I have so many marks on my car plus a big dent that must've been from an unskillful reversing technique. I am always careful when parking and I intentionally avoid parking next to big cars or in small spaces. Reply

chookybo

Posted by: chookybo
Posted: 17th Mar 2012

blueyes says: Any driver that damage my car in the car park! I am so annoyed by all those drivers that just don't care when parking, reversing and damage your car and then just disappear. I have so many marks on...

chookybo says: I agree with you blueyes. I was returning to my vehicle one day when a woman backed into it and dented it.. She looked as if she was going to drive off even though she must have felt the bump. When she saw me looking at the dent she did have the decency to get out and talk to me. We came to an agreement that I would get a quote on how much it would cost to repair the dent and she would pay me herself. She did not want to go through insurance. Yes, she did pay the quoted price. After-all, I had her registration number and name and address and it was in a country town where we both lived at that time.

However, like you I have other dents - mainly from doors slamming into my car at supermarket car parks. I also have many scratches possibly from supermarket trolleys. Reply

Bernitto

Posted by: Bernitto
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Bernitto says: Foul mouthed drunks that can't get their way. Especially when they have been refused the sale of yet more alcohol. Grow up, if you can't do without it, your an alcoholic, do something about it. Reply

Gerry

Posted by: Gerry
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Gerry says: Cars with loud subwoofers that drive up the streets at 2am or anytime who think everyone needs to hear their music and make our houses shake.
Neighbors that do the same .. I do not want to listen to my neighbors music at anytime of the day or night.
Unregistered and uninsured and unlicenced drivers that think they can do what they want such as all aspects of hoon activities and drugged drunk driving and killing and maiming innocents.
A government that makes it harder for its citizens to live, no controls on prices on almost anything. Big companied driving up fuel and food prices and killing off our farmers like Coles and Woolworths etc.
Telcos that upgrade your account because they decide you are on an old package and do not tell you is you have an interstate call it will cost you 80 cents a minite instead of 1.50 for 3 hours and make false statements about accounts for older people that are actually 10 times more than normal account charges.
I could go on for another 2000 words but I think you will get the meaning of this post. Reply

goanna

Posted by: goanna
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

goanna says: I have three things that get my goat but lets start at number one.

1) My neighbour's car alarm goes off day and night with a beeping sound for a few minutes each time which is rather annoying especially during the middle of the night. No point saying anything to him because of his violent nature.

2) Rude passengers on public transport having their feet on seats, swearing and speaking loudly as if they weren't close enough to the person, also while on mobile phones. Rather annoying!!!

3) Groceries decreased in size but not in price. What a rip off! Reply

Fluffy

Posted by: Fluffy
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Fluffy says: Politicians bad mouthing and back stabbing.Spend their money and time on something productive. They waste too much on pettiness. Reply

SanyiZ

Posted by: SanyiZ
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Fluffy says: Politicians bad mouthing and back stabbing.Spend their money and time on something productive. They waste too much on pettiness.

SanyiZ says: I agree with you wholeheartedly! Life isn't so simple for many of us anymore. They would get the sack if they worked for a company and behaved in that same way. Reply

GretaZ

Posted by: GretaZ
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

GretaZ says: I think it's the fashion of younger people getting tattoos and being proud of them. I really wonder what they and their partners will say 30 years from now! I think it's a tragedy that they value their skin with a little disdain. It makes me feel sad to see that many of the younger ladies(!) will spend theousands on this form of so called art, but dress so shabbily. Reply

Andrewsgirl

Posted by: Andrewsgirl
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Andrewsgirl says: There are so many things that get my goat! The worst is definitly ignorant and arrogant drivers. You know the ones that sit on your tail for ages for no good reason even if you're already going faster than the speed limit, they just have to go faster than you. They act as though they own the road. Who do they think they are. I think men are intimidated by women drivers particularly if we go faster than them. Dont' you agree! Reply

KaneOZ

Posted by: KaneOZ
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

KaneOZ says: The people who continually dump there rubbish in the laneway just up the road from where I live. Reply

petag

Posted by: petag
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

petag says: Husbands who do not value the unpaid hours that go into raising children and running a household. Mine treats me like a second-class citizen/maid even though I now work casually when I can.
He had the cheek to tell me this week that I watched too much television, this from someone who has been out 5 nights this week - three to train for sport, one for dinner with friends (I stayed home and cooked tea for the kids and myself and cleaned the house after working all day) and once to attend a sporting event. As I write this he is actually out this afternoon playing cricket.. I have done three loads of washing and hung out the five loads that I could not hang out because I was at work/ it was too wet over the last two days. I also cooked lunch for him while he spent the morning on his computer/watching TV in his dressing gown.

End of rant - thank you for giving me the opportunity to vent.... I am ticked off. It was actually my birthday when he made the comment about my TV viewing. He did give me a present but also had a new TV delivered for his personal use. His new TV cost more than my present!! Reply

rob

Posted by: rob
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

petag says: Husbands who do not value the unpaid hours that go into raising children and running a household. Mine treats me like a second-class citizen/maid even though I now work casually when I can.
He...

rob says: Go on strike till he appreciates all you do.
Either that or trade him in.
Stop letting him treat you like a doormat.
Give him a taste of his own medicine by turning the tables....go out to dinner with your girlfriend/s and leave him on dinner duty with the kids.
Happy belated birthday.
Think maybe you need to have a calm serious chat with hubby and work out some compromises.
Good luck

Now I'm venting.....as I have been in the same situation myself and am remembering how it felt. Reply

HMH

Posted by: HMH
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

petag says: Husbands who do not value the unpaid hours that go into raising children and running a household. Mine treats me like a second-class citizen/maid even though I now work casually when I can.
He...

HMH says: I've got a 21 mth and a 6 mth old and if I say I'm tired I get told if I can't hack it I should get a job! At least you got a birthday present. I was pregnant on my birthday so my husband gave me a XXL t-shirt cause it would fit my then and fit him when I'm not pregnant. I sure didn't marry him for his romantic nature... Reply

chookybo

Posted by: chookybo
Posted: 17th Mar 2012

HMH says: I've got a 21 mth and a 6 mth old and if I say I'm tired I get told if I can't hack it I should get a job! At least you got a birthday present. I was pregnant on my birthday so my husband gave me...

chookybo says: My daughter had a husband like petag and you HMH. He eventually left her and went off with another woman because my daughter "was so lazy". Not only has she three kids, a part time job, does lots of loads of washing, all the household cleaning, cooks the meals, does the dishes, runs the kids to sport on the week-end and training during the week and much much more. If she dared to sit down to have a coffee or watch a bit of TV (if she ever has time) then he complained that she is lazy.

Reply

Parsimony

Posted by: Parsimony
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Parsimony says: There are lots of things ranging from stores and cafes that pretend to provide service to people ,to people who live in NSW and Qld complaining that they didn't vote for Gillard as PM, to people who read something in a tabloid or hear a shock jocks latest drivel and take it as the truth.

I wonder whether the response to the headlines about 'Boatfuls of electronics and other equipment for boat people" and the outrage about this and just how it compares to the deafening silence that followed when all the evidence demonstrates that these headline were not true.

Perhaps these dullards who take the account of The Telegraph and the shock jocks as true may have passed their driving test but maybe they need to pass an intelligence test before we allow them to vote.
After all with a car they can kill just a few people but with a vote they can ruin a country! Reply

SanyiZ

Posted by: SanyiZ
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

SanyiZ says: Politicians! They waffle on about nothing and complain about everything! They don't even have the brains to work out that we constituants are over it! We are all battling with finances and health issues and they go on about it but noithing changes!!!!!!! Reply

rosy@kempsey

Posted by: rosy@kempsey
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

rosy@kempsey says: Fed up to the back teeth with media, trying in vain to whip us into a frenzy, beating up the feud between Our Kev and Our Julia. It's all such a bore, troops, move on, or be the big turn-off......
Cheers from rosy@kempsey Reply

Sandy

Posted by: Sandy
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Sandy says: I hate standing waiting to be served in a shop and the young sales girls are either discussing last nights outing or having a private phone conversation. Reply

Hartmut

Posted by: Hartmut
Posted: 19th Feb 2012

Sandy says: I hate standing waiting to be served in a shop and the young sales girls are either discussing last nights outing or having a private phone conversation.

Hartmut says: Simply say in a determent voice :
'Excuse me is this shop open for business ! ? ' Reply

koko

Posted by: koko
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

koko says: Some neighbours are from hell, what can you do? one and the last thing is move out, but it's hard to find such as good neighbour, you're right, we're only human, I think be positive to face all the annoyance, Expensive groceries, buy home brand as good as the expensive one,and singing in the rain in rainy days,no matter we are feeling sad or happy kind of unexpected things still tick us off, why don't we be happy? may be things won't be that bad as we thought. Reply

robmondo

Posted by: robmondo
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

robmondo says: not just the groceries being Expensive every thing about living is getting outta hand Reply

robmondo

Posted by: robmondo
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

robmondo says: not just the groceries being Expensive every thing about living is getting outta hand Reply

HMH

Posted by: HMH
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

HMH says: Gossip and backstabbing. Don't be nice to my face then talk about me behind my back. I'm bound to find out about it and I won't pretend I didn't hear.

And drunk people shouting abuse at each other in the middle of the night and waking me up. What happened to my nice quiet neighbourhood?! Reply

Moos

Posted by: Moos
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Moos says: The use of bad language in public, especially from children and young adults, rudeness, smoking in public places, graffiti and vandalism and no one to take responsibility when golf balls come through my window of roof tiles (even though I live backing onto a golf course) when they try to cut the corner to increase their score! Reply

Helen

Posted by: Helen
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Helen says: A stepson who has just come to live with us. We have been giving him chance after chance about his lying, but time after time he continually lies & today we discovered that he has taken items out of this house that don't belong to him without asking for the weekend. I don't mind if he asked if he could take these items with him on the weekend. I asked him if everything in his bag belonged to him & his reply was "yes. I'm taking this & that (items mentioned) not about the extra items. As far as I am concerned this is stealing & if these items are not returned to this house when he returns, well he will be punished for stealing. He has broken any trust that he has earned in the last 3 weeks, therefore his bag will be checked on a regular basis's from now on. Reply

lizzy

Posted by: lizzy
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

lizzy says: This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Reply

Hartmut

Posted by: Hartmut
Posted: 19th Feb 2012

lizzy says: This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules.

Hartmut says: ALL of them ! ?
Like all French people smoke Gauloises cigarettes?
Like all Germans are NAZIs
Like all Muslims are terrorists?
Like all.... ? Reply

kayteejay46

Posted by: kayteejay46
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

kayteejay46 says: what gets my goat? well sadly I have a few 'goats' to be got upon.
Firstly, Harvey Norman ads on commercial tv. The loud, hectoring voice at maximum decibels even when the volume is turned down really gets my goat. Then, barking dogs which owners ignore or leave tied up to serenade (not) the captive audience of the neighbours. Then, P platers who sneer at me with thinly veiled contempt as I drive at the speed limit. They look at me with pity as they speed off at least 10km above the limit whilst talking on their mobile phones - pink frangipani decal stickers and all.
Then, mothers who allow their small offspring to wail loudly in cafes, spoiling the atmosphere for others. If kids are tired and scratchy, take them home to bed and get them in a routine. They are not an accessory to be toted everywhere.
There, phew
I probably get on lots of people's goats. Reply

-

Posted by: -
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

- says: I find that tailgaters also annoy me, especially when I am already going at the speed limit, and in the past I have reacted badly. I think that some people either are impatient or think that everyone should get out of their way. Now I find that by slowing down to about 10km/hr slower than the speed limit, it makes the situation a bit safer and makes it a bit easier for them to pass. Once they are past me, they are gone forever out of my life and don't worry me any longer. Who knows, they might just get caught in a radar trap just up the road. Reply

littlepuss

Posted by: littlepuss
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

littlepuss says: Unappreciative people who give no thanks and think others doing something nice or going out of their way for them is just to be expected; it's not! Reply

Doc

Posted by: Doc
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Doc says: Inconsiderate people of any age Reply

Nefertari

Posted by: Nefertari
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Nefertari says: What really gets on my nerves is how several big companies have the nerve to announce an enormous profit for the year and in the next breath turn around and announce that so many hundreds of people will lose their jobs because of cost cutting etc.

Close on the heels of this is that annoying Allianz ad....which I mute everytime I hear it on TV now! Reply

Fluffy

Posted by: Fluffy
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Fluffy says: Reply

Loopie

Posted by: Loopie
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Loopie says: People who constantly lie, especially when it is to cause trouble
Reply

chasinthebluzaway

Posted by: chasinthebluzaway
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

chasinthebluzaway says: What gets my goat is when people irresponsibly park illegally preventing other cars from moving. I parked (legally) in between two other cars and some thoughtless imbecile illegally parked opposite, effectively blocking both myself and the car in front of me from getting out. So...the immature bimbo who owns the car in front of me gouges with a key across my bonnet " I hate your car". At least $1000 worth of damage and I have done nothing wrong! I feel like letting all her tyres down and gouging every panel in her car, but that would just make me as stupid, uncaring, irresponsible and apathetic as her. How dare people violate my property in a moment of vengeful rage! I AM SO ANGRY Reply

nofefe1518

Posted by: nofefe1518
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

nofefe1518 says: people that don't use their indicators or drivers that drives real close up to your rear end of your car. Reply

mrs woodbox

Posted by: mrs woodbox
Posted: 19th Feb 2012

mrs woodbox says: Tailgaters, Can't stand them. I go slower, eventually most of them back off when they realise what I'm doing. If they don't, well, I've got all day.
People that don't return your smile or greeting.
Spitting. It's highly disgusting. I work with teenage boys, I'm in my 40's. Have spoken to most of them and a couple don't do it around me anymore. Good on them. Reply

PAULIE

Posted by: PAULIE
Posted: 19th Feb 2012

PAULIE says: The P platers are getting a hammering but like any part of the motoring public there are good and bad P platers. Trouble is the bad ones get noticed more. P platers should be restricted to a 4 cylinder, maximum 1500cc car. Instead I see so many driving cars too powerful for their level of expertise. All new drivers should be made to attend a driving school instead of learning bad habits from their parents because not all of them are good drivers either. A simple thing such as holding the steering wheel in the ideal position of 10am & 2pm (on an analogue clock face) gives you better control of the car in the event of a tyre blow out for example, yet I see so many drivers cruising along, 1 hand on the wheel and it's often the left hand but for some reason holding the wheel on the right. The other annoying thing are the use of merging lanes. A lot won't merge when there is plenty of time to do so, they insist on driving right up to the end of the merging lane and just have to get in front of that other car at all costs. Reply

elizabethau

Posted by: elizabethau
Posted: 19th Feb 2012

elizabethau says: Road Rage,I recently stopped at a roundabout in the suburbs as it was hard to see both ways because of steep hill waited about 45 seconds,this idiot tooted and fooowed me all the way to the local shops then got out of his car screaming at me,told him to get a life or anger management Reply

coversharvey

Posted by: coversharvey
Posted: 19th Feb 2012

coversharvey says: People who profess to be an expert in their fild, when in actual fact they are only academics, or others who think they are god's gift to the rest of the world Reply

Poohbear

Posted by: Poohbear
Posted: 19th Feb 2012

Poohbear says: People who dont indicate AND people who when you let them merge in front of you, dont thank you. How Rude!! Reply

danno j

Posted by: danno j
Posted: 19th Feb 2012

danno j says: One Of The Biggest Pi**er-offers would have to be ignorant,selfish,& inconsiderate people,whom "blast" their car sound-systems,with it's earth-shattering bass,so that all & sundry can "share" their trogladyte "passion" for tone-deafness:especially @ traffic lights,late @ night,after one has retired.needless to say,young "macho" loafheads are the biggest culprits.their taste in music,about as subtle as a sledgehammer breaking cashews! ... Reply

freddy

Posted by: freddy
Posted: 19th Feb 2012

freddy says: 1) People not knowing road rules example; At a roundabout you give way to cars in the roundabout which in turn means the order in which you arrive,you DO NOT have to give away to cars on your right rule at roundabouts but your forced to to save an accident as they just keep coming..
2) People who SPEED you will be doing the speed limit and their either racing past or sitting right up your bumper forcing you along,I know a lot of people don't agree saying you should keep left if traffic is flowing (at the speed limit) and I'm in the right lane don't sit up my a#@e I'm doing nothing wrong..Again learn your road rules you only need to keep to the left if traveling at more than 80klms ...Abusive people /road rage persons have no place on the road they have a mental issue and need help....Steve Professional Driver/ Driving 55 hours per week in a heavy vehicle,I see a lot of crap these are my 3 main hates.. Reply

muz

Posted by: muz
Posted: 20th Feb 2012

muz says: The Goverments persistence on introducing a Carbon Tax, even though the world is slipping into a Mini Ice Age.
Reply

fos

Posted by: fos
Posted: 16th Mar 2012

muz says: The Goverments persistence on introducing a Carbon Tax, even though the world is slipping into a Mini Ice Age.

fos says: don't know about the ice age, but what we should of had was the mining tax that everyone moaned about, we wouldn't need the carbon tax then. People didn't understand that it was a tax on the mining companies super profits not on miners themselves which I am one. So we let the mining giants take 90%+ out of the country for digging up our land. Reply

ahd

Posted by: ahd
Posted: 20th Feb 2012

ahd says: Poor & rude customer service assistance! They're supposed to be there to assist people and not give them a hard time! That's why they're called customer service! Sometimes, because they don't know their job well enough, they make up rules! Almost all of the time, you are speaking to someone half a world away with a strange accent and who isn't able to make a decision and after waiting & describing the situation over the phone for the last hour, you still need to get a supervisor to call you back!! The call back may or may not happen! If you do get a call back, then you repeat the whole story again, only to be told they can't help you!!! Is that frustrating or what!!!! Reply

Penny

Posted by: Penny
Posted: 20th Feb 2012

Penny says: What really gets my goat is when you lend money to family members and they promise to pay it back to you by a certain date and they don't. Then if you ask them nicely when they might be able to pay you back, they make up a sob story or get angry at you for asking!!??!! Reply

peterv

Posted by: peterv
Posted: 20th Feb 2012

peterv says: What really annoys me is going to the local shopping centre food court and seeing people walk away from tables leaving a mess my cats would be ashamed of.Food dropped all over the table and floor and no effort made to even tidy it up let alone put their rubbish in the bins.Absolutely disgusting and totally lazy. Reply

Leelita

Posted by: Leelita
Posted: 20th Feb 2012

Leelita says: I hate that as im getting older im getting treated disrespectfully by teenage boys and young men. Not a lot but enough to make me realize i have to take it because if i say something it'll just make it worse. i think to myself, obviousley this is just something that happens to everyone around my age, all my friends tell me it happens to them to. And i spose one day it will happen to the young men when they catch up to my age.....which they will. its something we all have in common, aging. im just happy i brought my 20 yr old son up to respect his older generation. It made me so happy when one day i saw him sitting inside dominos waiting for his pizza chatting away to an elderly lady, and he was laughing and so was she. Nice one son! Reply

Barb

Posted by: Barb
Posted: 20th Feb 2012

Barb says: I tend to get frustrated with cat owners who think their "moggy" does not hunt or use everyone's garden as a toilet and dog owners who let their dog out to do their toilet on some other nature strip, or front yard instead of their own. I am well aware that there are some very responsible pet owners out their, but those that are not are very annoying. I would never take my dog out without a couple of suitable bags in my pocket, just in case. Reply

delilah

Posted by: delilah
Posted: 20th Feb 2012

delilah says: Hmmm...so many unhappy people around here. I seem to find all this grumbling really getting my goat...lol Reply

Yankeedoodle

Posted by: Yankeedoodle
Posted: 20th Feb 2012

Yankeedoodle says: What annoys me is the truck drivers that indicate and then just turn in front of you when they know you are about to pass them and then sit in the right lane trying to pass the car in front of them knowing it won't happen for about 2 to 3 k because they can't get enough steam up to get around them. All they do is slow down traffic. I can't wait for the Vic Government to get off thier butts and ban trucks using the right lane on all major hi-ways especially the ring road in Melbourne. As for the drivers that curse at you because your are following the road rules just smile and say to yourself have a great day mate as they are headed for disaster.
Yankeedoodle Reply

gaygay55

Posted by: gaygay55
Posted: 20th Feb 2012

gaygay55 says: Rude people who cannot mind their own business. I have a male border and this person knows everything. Is always going on about he is above intellegence than everyone else. If I could afford to ask him to leave I would but unfortunately I'm not in a position to. He motto in life is don't get angry get even. Maybe I should!!!!!!!
Reply

shirl

Posted by: shirl
Posted: 20th Feb 2012

shirl says: Inconsiderate drivers generally. Those that drive at 10 - 15 ks below the speed limit, the ones that drive in the right lane despite the law saying this is illegal. Reply

godsbaby

Posted by: godsbaby
Posted: 21st Feb 2012

godsbaby says: I really dislike bad manners, rude or abusive people really tick me off. If yr having such a bad day than do someyhing before you drive or take public transport, because they are not going to improve yr day.. Middle aged men in 4 wheel drives, are the rudest, worst ill mannered drives in the history of rude drivers.. sorry not all just most.. ha ha Reply

annie

Posted by: annie
Posted: 21st Feb 2012

annie says: Bad manners like when you let someone in your lane when you are driving and they don't say thank-you. Reply

JayBee

Posted by: JayBee
Posted: 21st Feb 2012

JayBee says: People who drive under the speed limit but still insist on staying in the right hand lane. Reply

Kharma

Posted by: Kharma
Posted: 21st Feb 2012

Kharma says: I hate it when people lie, especially when you know they are lying Reply

eugenie

Posted by: eugenie
Posted: 1st Mar 2012

eugenie says: bike riders who dont obey traffic lights and seem to think all road rules dont apply to them Reply

de1

Posted by: de1
Posted: 16th Mar 2012

de1 says: I come from the UK. I don't come from England, although I have what most people regard as an "English" accent because I went to a private school in Scotland. I get really, REALLY fed up by being told I'm English, I'm a whingeing Pom and (on one unforgettable occasion) of being asked why I couldn't find a nice Englishman to marry because Australian women needed all the Australian men .... It's actually quite racist when you're exposed to it every day, and after having lived here for 12 years I'm really tired of it. Reply

fos

Posted by: fos
Posted: 16th Mar 2012

fos says: people that drive with their small fog/driving lights on and blinding the driver coming the opposite way. Guys its illegal to drive with them on they are only supposed to be used if there is fog. Reply

dianer

Posted by: dianer
Posted: 16th Mar 2012

dianer says: What really gets on my goat is the use of 'yous' - ie: when are yous able to come over? Reply

pkn55

Posted by: pkn55
Posted: 16th Mar 2012

dianer says: What really gets on my goat is the use of 'yous' - ie: when are yous able to come over?

pkn55 says: Isn't 'yous' short for "you persons/peoples". (mebbe) hehe Reply

pkn55

Posted by: pkn55
Posted: 16th Mar 2012

pkn55 says: The main thing would be - so called health professionals like the Doctors who know nothing about health and only seem to know about poisons and disease.

Drugs that are considered safe in moderation - big conspiracy there. There's a cumulative effect of toxins.
And there's far too many in the food-air water soil. even your body produces them - why would anyone want to take more poisons deliberately esp. in the name of health.

I say: you can't get health from poison - and anyone who pushes poisons on others in the name of Health should be charged and gaoled. Starting with the Doctors and drug company execs.

Hippocrates, a medical herbalist, would be rolling in his grave if he knew the poison pushing quacks had hijacked his name for their profiteering.

How bout that?! :) Reply

Bridie

Posted by: Bridie
Posted: 17th Mar 2012

Bridie says: Advertising prices as (eg.) $5.99! We all know it's really $6.00 so why can't shops, petrol stations etc. get real and quit trying to lull us into a false sense of, "Gee that's cheap". Petrol @ $2.19.9! Everyone knows that's really $2.20! Reply

goanna

Posted by: goanna
Posted: 17th Mar 2012

goanna says: My foul mouthed noisy neighbours annoy me something shocking. I wish they would pack up their belongings and move out. They don't respect anyone at all. Reply

Bunny

Posted by: Bunny
Posted: 17th Mar 2012

Bunny says: Rudeness. Disrespect. Bigotry...particularly religious and ethnic bigotry. Sometimes it's out of ignorance but it needs to be challenged every time. Classism does exist too. Why must we breed hate? Reply

Bunny

Posted by: Bunny
Posted: 17th Mar 2012

Bunny says: Vicious gossip about boat people. Why can't they be treated in the same way as the postWW2 refugees? They were put on contract to the govt for 2 years and sent to wherever workers were needed and if they met the conditions were then free to stay. They contributed to the work force and were self sufficient.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT; would you get on a leaky boat with your family, travel to a foreign country where you were unwelcome and didn't speak the language or understand the culture, in danger from pirates on the trip, arrive to be jailed without trial for an unspecified period IF THERE WAS NO VALID REASON? Reply

Gerry

Posted by: Gerry
Posted: 17th Mar 2012

Gerry says: Inconsiderate noisy neighbors sub woofers, loud cars and music from passing cars we do not need to be annoyed by.
Speeding drivers that come so close to the rear of your car you can't read the licence plate.
Queue jumpers where queueing is not defined by ropes and barriers.
Cars that park on the footpath or crossover so pedestrians have to go on the road to pass.
School kids that seem to think walking on the road and not the foot path is cool.
Groceries/ petrol prices/ that are now controlled by large corporations.
Increasing energy costs for electricity gas etc.
Solar power users discriminated against and pay 3 times more than normal users.
Have u got another 3 months? I will need that long to type how so many of us are being hard done by and nobody cares. Reply

legs

Posted by: legs
Posted: 19th Apr 2012

legs says: i hate it when people always sit on the back end of my car when i am doing the speed limit Reply

Jagman

Posted by: Jagman
Posted: 15th Jul 2012

Jagman says: A very late post that is off-topic and may very well not be seen but I feel compelled to proceed anyway.......

Rainbow,

My compliments to you on your new profile picture (or should I call it your avatar). You have selected a wonderful photograph that seems to have been taken un-posed and catching you in a very natural situation. In my opinion this photograph far surpasses the one that it replaces primarily because it shows off your beautiful smile so very well.

P.S. What gets my goat is the fact that sometimes I let things get my goat! Life is too short to waste time on letting anything get the better of your emotions in that way. Reply

Dei

Posted by: Dei
Posted: 2nd Aug 2012

Dei says: What gets my goat? People who kinda get off topic & end up with a rant about something else. Reply

Col

Posted by: Col
Posted: 9th Oct 2012

Col says: why do we have to generalise. There are good and bad drivers on the road. We all need to be a bit more patient.
Reply

Wally the Clown

Posted by: Wally the Clown
Posted: 2nd Nov 2012

Wally the Clown says: Incorrect spelling and punctuation- I know some people think it is OK in texting but it shows abysmal ignorance and a lack of regard for other people. I am not referring to accidental typo errors in posts or messages but to advertise your ignorance this way.... I also see such things on commercial banners and signs. The worst, of course, is when I get a job application submitted in Word in which the misuse and and incorrect spelling items are underlined in red and blue, and the person has not even considered correcting the errors- in an application for an administrative position! Reply

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