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  1. tinkerbellandeeyor

    tinkerbellandeeyor DIS Veteran

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    Me 2 and my 2 cents is move all the way to the back unless u r actually disabled I hate when the bus has to stop so the able bodies can move to the back for the wheel chairs it just makes the bus run even further behind then it already was.
     
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  3. ENSOCK

    ENSOCK DIS Veteran

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    And please do not be rude. Do not stop in the middle of the aisle with your 4 kids blocking the way so you can ask the other lady how "momma and dem doing"! After shopping in Walmart yesterday, I am not looking forward to Black Friday shopping. :sick:
     
  4. Becky2005

    Becky2005 <font color=darkorchid>I actually thought they mad

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    I will add this goes for pedestrians!!! If you are waiting to cross and you get a left green turn Arrow -- don't start crossing!!! You still have a Don't Walk signal & just makes us turning left lose our arrow (which at rush hour pretty much means 1 or 2 cars possibly get through the light instead of the 3 or 4 that could!).
     
  5. Andtototoo

    Andtototoo DIS Veteran

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    Just had this happen to me in Boston Store this afternoon. It continually amazes me how people can be so self absorbed that they do not even notice people walking up to them and stopping short.
     
  6. kaytieeldr

    kaytieeldr Reserving the right to make jokes out of typos - b

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    That the law is "right turn on red after stop".
     
  7. Jedana

    Jedana <font color=blue>Have to learn to budget somehow.

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    I have a sister and she does this. (Also, her adult kids do this, so apparently she passed on this gene.) Always has. She would also apply to all sorts of places to get things for the kids at Christmas. Yes, there is help there---but perhaps if you stopped smoking a pack a day each and stopped drinking 2 cases of beer a week.........

    In 2009, both DH and myself were laid off. If it wasn't for the company he was temping for, my kids wouldn't have had a Christmas that year. My sister--same year---took out payday loans to pay her electric, phone, and rent because she spent her paycheck and her DH's disability check on Christmas. :confused:

    In 2010, we were ok, and managed to scrape together a small Christmas (he was still temping, and they gave him a bonus, which covered the holiday). My sister and her oldest daughter both got new credit cards, ran them up for presents, then defaulted. :furious:

    Last year, we were doing pretty well. DH has a FT job again, and we're back to getting it together. Still not as big as some of the Christmases we had when the girls were little, but well enough that DS got most of what he wanted. My sister and her oldest son both, once again, spent rent money on Christmas and then had to move in with the oldest daughter. :faint:

    This year, my Christmas money went on having to move. (Yes, I'm glad the landlord is coming home safe, after 10 years of being military :hug:...but I still wish he could be coming home safe in February or March...just personal frustration there.) So, my adult DDs won't see a present from us until February, and DS will get a very small holiday from Santa (and promises with more to come from mom and dad in January). My sister, and her two adult DDs...have already used November's rent money for the one DD for presents..leaving her and her two sons to move in with sis...and plan to use the other DD's December paychecks for more...leaving her to move in with either sis or the oldest son. :scared1:
     
  8. apirateslifeforme

    apirateslifeforme <font color=coral>The Next Mrs. Simon LeBon<br><fo

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    When you're angrily stomping out of Target for whatever reason, don't come up behind someone in a cashier line and say, "Jesus Christ, will you get out of my way," then physically shove them up against the soda cooler...especially when that person was already doing her best to stay off to the side but remain in the line.

    This actually happened to me yesterday...
     
  9. nd5056

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    Just simply follow this rule: ;)



     
  10. StephMK

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    :scared1::faint: Hopefully you weren't hurt.

    Not specific to holidays but this has happened to me recently. If you are stopped at an intersection by a stop sign, do not assume every intersection is a 4 way stop. OR actually read the sign under the stop sign that specifically says, traffic does not stop in all directions.

    I have almost been hit twice in our neighborhood by cars pulling out in front of me. I don't have a stop sign and am making no signs of stopping or turning, why do you think you suddenly have the right of way???

    Also, if you are at an intersection with 3 lanes, read the signs. One lane is a left turn, the middle lane goes straight, and the right lane is for turning right. It's very clear there are not 2 left turn lanes. Do not drive up (first, no less) in the middle lane and put your left signal on.

    Then when we all honk at you because we can't go straight on green because there is a red turn light and you're not moving, don't try to correct your mistake by turning left anyway and almost hitting oncoming traffic going straight. At the same time, if you are the lone car actually in the left turn lane with the red left turn light, why would you go too? :confused:
     
  11. FlightlessDuck

    FlightlessDuck Pluto's personal nose scratcher

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    The other option is to shop online, or make all your gifts be donations in people's names.
     
  12. goofyintoronto

    goofyintoronto I really wanted to like it, but I didnt.

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    This REALLY infuriates me!!! I hate ignorant pedestrians. :furious: When im turning left and I see a pedestrian crossing, I honk like a mad woman. They move pretty fast.

    As someone else mentioned, if youre in the passing lane, then for the love of pete PASS ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dont drive the same speed as the cars beside you. :furious:
     
  13. diznygirl

    diznygirl <font color=701e72>I have a symmetry thing<br><fon

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    I will add that if you are a pedestrian, don't be wishy-washy about it. Don't hang out on the corner trying to decide which car you want to run you over. Don't wave me on when I've already stopped for you. Just cross the street already!
     
  14. Gumbo4x4

    Gumbo4x4 Note to the ladies who forgot to

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    Except that doesn't work as well on a 2 lane road ;) I follow the advice in the motorcycle handbook which suggests slowing down if you are being tailgated. The closer you get, the slower I'll go.

    If you have a yield sign, yield. It doesn't matter that the light is green and oncoming traffic is turning Left while you are turning right. If you have a yield sign, youdo not have the right of way.
     
  15. Skip2MyLou

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    I would like to add...

    When grocery shopping, do not park your cart on one side of the aisle & then look for an item on the opposite side.

    This happened at Walmart repeatedly yesterday. I couldn't get my cart through many aisles because people were blocking both sides.
     
  16. SaraJayne

    SaraJayne <font color=red>Stop moving those smilies! <img sr

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    In most states in the US, pedestrians always have the right of way, even if they are crossing against a light.

    Just something to keep in mind in case you drive out of Canada often. ;)
     
  17. nd5056

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    I know, I just have a clownish day today, I poke fun at everything I see... :joker:
     
  18. joviroxx

    joviroxx <font color=blue>rectally reporters television pro

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    I will add:

    1) I realize some need to drop people off at the door of the store, but please, for the love of all that is holy, find a place to stop that doesn't block traffic! Unloading the wife, grandma, 3 kids, 2 strollers and the like while stopping the lines of cars trying to get through the completely congested parking lot will certainly help the blood pressure of human kind (or at least mine!)

    2) Watch your kids in the parking lot! I'm really focused on getting my car through, having to avoid running kids is just dangerous!

    3) If you are going to leave your cart/buggy in the parking lot, secure it! Rolling carts blocking parking spots or worse yet, SCRATCHING MY CAR, makes me lose my holiday spirit!

    Yes, I have parking lot issues.....
     
  19. crashbb

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    It's the same way here. Annoying as that might be - even if you have the left turn arrow and they have a don't walk sign, you cannot, in fact, run them over (they still have the right of way).
     
  20. SaraJayne

    SaraJayne <font color=red>Stop moving those smilies! <img sr

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    Ok. I wasn't sure if it was different in Canada. :) Thanks for the correction.
     
  21. NotUrsula

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    Ah, you're doomed on this one in Louisiana, you know, especially if you are in a small town where WalMart is the only game in town. If you DON'T stop to talk to the person you run into in the store, you're going to get the "Well, DON'T speak!" treatment, and that is as much as your life is worth when "yamomanem" hear about it, which they will, tout de suite. :rolleyes1

    Really, the best that you can hope for is that they will finally take the conversation out of the aisle if enough people loudly ask "excuse me, may I get by, please?"
     

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