This week it would seem I am a little bit traffic focused, perhaps because of my licence test, I am not sure.
Today on our way to work we were driving along Ann Street, and just as we were about to turn into Gipps Street I was thinking to myself that it was so nice that the clearway was actually clear this morning.
Then all of a sudden a van in front of me stopped and I had to stop as well – it would seem that some painters had decided to close a lane while they built their scaffolding. I understand that they need it to do their job, but surely when they worked out what they would need for this particular client they would have looked at the location and thought “We can’t close a lane on a major road at the beggining of peak hour” but – they didn’t.
If I wasn’t so busy trying to make sure I didn’t hit anything other then their witches hats (which I got in trouble for from Brett) then I would have got their company details so I could share with you all here.
Sorry, I know I said I would put some pictures etc up here for our pre-production touring work. I just really haven’t had a chance yet. While on tour – I will maintain a ‘tour blog’ at my company site Purple Oranges I will put the direct URL here when I get it working.
Now look don’t get me wrong, I am not the healthiest of people around. Heck, I just had a greasy pile of bacon and eggs for breakfast. But, it is without prejudice that I dislike bike riders – I don’t dislike them because they are healthy – I dislike them because they are dangerous.
In Queensland, there is no requirement to be licensed to ride a bike, there is no vehicle registration and testing, there is nothing. If you have a helmet – you can ride your bike in traffic. Of course, you can get a fine for breaking traffic rules etc – but how often have you been on the road and seen a bike rider do something they shouldn’t? I am not talking about little things, big things, dangerous things that put their and other peoples lives at risk.
There needs to be licensing involved for bike riders, and some sort of identification of bikes.
Bike riders cry foul whenever something happens to them, but expect to be able to pick and choose what road rules they will observe. Don’t dare use your horn when a bike rider pulls out in front of you, they have every right to enter the road with complete disregard for other drivers.
There are countless reasons bike riders and the vehicles should be licensed and regulated, this has been some of them.
Ok, so – is it “Nipple Cripple” or “Nipple Gripple”. 100% of those surveyed responded with Cripple, however Brett inisisted that it was gripple. I have done a little research and found that both phrases are appropriate and interchangable (see here).
Anyway – my thoughts are that gripple isn’t even a word, so really – the phrase “nipple gripple” whilst recognised, should still probably not be taught as the approrpiate phrase to use. All people that we have (except one… Ryan) said that it was indeed cripple. It really is the industry or “Playground” standard, and I think it should be taught as such.
I am taking driving lessons so I can drive a manual for work. I have been driving an auto for years just happily, why can’t they make manuals easier!! The whole clutch and second gear thing is really beggining to shit me.
or moron Optus…
In my previous post you will have seen that I ranted about having to send a fax to remove a billing item, well – it didn’t get removed – so I called them yesterday to find out what was going on. Luckily I think I got the one happy and helpfull person there – and I wish I could remember her name to congratulate her.
Anyway, she looked and found that I didn’t have to send anything, and she just removed it from my bill for me, and credited it from when it started. So my message to optus is this – find this person, give her a raise, get ~her~ to train your staff.
Why is it that some people make themselvs particularly hard to read, i mean – why can’t people just be honest, or say nothing.
If you say that you love somebody – mean it – I know it is just a word, but it carries such a strong meaning and emotion – using it just to end an argument or conversation or even to make somebody feel good about themself is so very wrong.
Using it when you don’t mean it carries so much more hurt then almost anything else I can imagine.