Bad driving

Don’t drive like a dick and remember these rules!

Say thank you – I don’t care if you wave, raise a finger from the steering wheel, smile, nod, flash your lights or whatever. Just say thank you. It’s basic good manners. Doing nothing makes me hate you.

Don’t dither – If the roundabout is clear, or if nothing is coming along at the junction, just go. Don’t hang around. We will hate you if you do.

Use your indicators – Don’t be a dick. Just use your indicators and especially at roundabouts!!

Park properly – Make sure you’re in the middle of the parking space. And if your car isn’t in the centre, reverse and have another go.

Pay at the pump – If you use a pay at the pump pump, then pay at the pump. And if fail to do that and you go into the shop, don’t make eye contact or you’ll get the death stare.

Keep to the speed limit – I have slowed down in my driving over the years – I don’t speed any more. But not I get annoyed by people who drive below the speed limit when it is perfectly safe to do so. 40 is 40 so don’t trundle at five miles an hour below.

Use the correct lane on the motorway – Move to the left lane whenever it is clear. Don’t be one of those muppets who gets into the right hand lane and just stays there. Move left! (And, on a similar note, do not undertake – that makes you a complete tosser.)

Sit in traffic – We all hate sitting in traffic. But just because you’re a dick it don’t make us hate you more by razzing past traffic on a red light or on a bend or something stupid just to cut the queue. Also, don’t block exits as that just gets on everyone’s nerves.

What are your driving hates?

Give your top five things that annoy you beyond any rational basis

I recently came across this tweet:

Here’s my list:

People who dither at roundabouts.

People who take too long at the shop counter/checkout.

People who walk around holding their phone whilst talking to someone on loudspeaker.

When people spell ‘definitely’ as ‘defiantly’.

When people just reply to an email with ‘thanks’.

Feel free to add yours in the comments!

Facebook Groups

Over the last year or so I’ve added myself to a few groups on Facebook. I’m in a local community forum, a site for school leaders, school governors, a music chart group and one Lego fans. And for the most part I love being a member and love being part of them and I’ve learned a lot too.

But certain things really wind me up on them. To be fair, most of this happens on the local forum, but they do happen elsewhere. Sorry to rant – but is it just me that gets wound up by this!

Delete if not allowed

Why do people start off posts with this?! Just post it – if it’s not allowed an admin will remove it. But more than that, the posts which start with ‘Delete if not allowed’ are almost always absolutely fine! Why would someone want to delete a post about a missing pet or asking for a good place to eat? Which rules would they be breaking?!

Thank you for adding me

We don’t all need to know that you’re grateful for being added. Having you there is enough, you don’t need to announce it.

Mundane post done as a big announcement

Your question is tedious enough without the big, bold, exciting background. All that does it add to my annoyance and makes your tedium stand out more.


Ok, you want to follow the comments for this thread. But click the ‘turn on notifications’ button instead so that we don’t need to be notified every time someone types in ‘F’.

What time is Asda open until tonight?

Surely its quicker to Google this?


What grinds your gears? What gets your goat?