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Offline Rhino

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #900 on: March 30, 2015, 07:33:27 am »
Driving from LA to Phoenix yesterday the traffic on Interstate 10 between Chirriaco Summit and Phoenix was barbaric.  Knuckleheads don't know the difference between passing and I'm gaining on the truck I see off in the distance . On my motorcycle,  I can pretty handily pick my way through that nonsense. In my Focus, it becomes a serious test of my serenity.

I think it ought to be legal to "give some fender" to the jerks that can mess up traffic for miles.  Common courtesy has gone away on the highway. And the truck drivers that need 4 miles to get past the "slower" truck beside them need to be summarily executed. On the spot.

I honestly don't expect everyone to drive as fast as me but get the hell out of the way if someone wants to go faster than you. And DON'T speed up as you are being passed, only to slow down once I pass you.

Rant over.

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #901 on: March 30, 2015, 07:53:04 am »
Always an option on 2 wheels, unlike 4. Lane splitting or using the shoulder Always select the safest option  ;D
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #902 on: March 30, 2015, 08:09:40 am »
Interstate 81 in VA is terrible for trucks taking miles and miles to pass each other.  I hate that road.  It makes me crazy.

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #903 on: March 30, 2015, 01:47:50 pm »
That too.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #904 on: March 31, 2015, 05:38:01 am »
Another thing that makes me crazy and annoyed is stupid customers...LOL.

I work with industrial equipment...sales an service. Living on the coast, in a port city, we of course deal with a lot of marine and offshore applications.

It makes me crazy and annoyed when these vessels and rigs show up that were built somewhere in Asia or the Middle East, with either obscure and unknown brands of equipment, or semi-known names making copies of another well-known manufacturer's equipment.

And the stupid customers think there's supposed to be parts available for this stuff, just sitting on a shelf somewhere in North America, ready to go. If parts are even available, it may take two weeks to even get a quote from Asia...let alone a delivery date. So, we're left dealing with a stupid customer that's freaking out because they cannot get parts....for the very vessel that they had built on the other side of the globe to save money. I'm not talking about "old" equipment either....I'm talking about stuff that's only 5-10 years old.

It's beyond frustrating trying to get some of these people to "understand" the situation they're in.

Oh well, time to go talk a few people down off the ledge...lol.

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #905 on: March 31, 2015, 09:39:49 am »
Another thing that makes me crazy and annoyed is stupid customers...LOL.

I work with industrial equipment...sales an service. Living on the coast, in a port city, we of course deal with a lot of marine and offshore applications.

It makes me crazy and annoyed when these vessels and rigs show up that were built somewhere in Asia or the Middle East, with either obscure and unknown brands of equipment, or semi-known names making copies of another well-known manufacturer's equipment.

And the stupid customers think there's supposed to be parts available for this stuff, just sitting on a shelf somewhere in North America, ready to go. If parts are even available, it may take two weeks to even get a quote from Asia...let alone a delivery date. So, we're left dealing with a stupid customer that's freaking out because they cannot get parts....for the very vessel that they had built on the other side of the globe to save money. I'm not talking about "old" equipment either....I'm talking about stuff that's only 5-10 years old.

It's beyond frustrating trying to get some of these people to "understand" the situation they're in.

Oh well, time to go talk a few people down off the ledge...lol.

Rem

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #906 on: March 31, 2015, 09:45:56 am »
And the crowd chants, "Jump! Jump! Jump!"
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #907 on: March 31, 2015, 10:22:56 am »
And the crowd chants, "Jump! Jump! Jump!"



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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #908 on: March 31, 2015, 10:31:04 am »
A flip or a swan dive into a belly flop.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #909 on: March 31, 2015, 12:38:57 pm »
A flip or a swan dive into a belly flop.

Sumbudy say "BELLYFLOP"?






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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #910 on: April 01, 2015, 04:27:53 am »
Big rigs that move into another lane without looking in their mirrors.. :battle:
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #911 on: April 01, 2015, 05:05:26 am »
Big rigs that move into another lane without looking in their mirrors.. :battle:

Oh they look alright, they just don't care if there's something other than another big rig there.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #912 on: April 01, 2015, 07:50:17 am »
Oh they look alright, they just don't care if there's something other than another big rig there.

Exactly!
And they're professionals.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #913 on: April 01, 2015, 08:22:20 am »
And when you give them room to move over, what ever happened to the  "thank you" flash?

Hell, they dont even give a "clearance flash" to other trucks anymore.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #914 on: April 02, 2015, 07:57:15 am »
Idiots who can't/won't do their jobs properly.    >:(

I ordered a new steel dually wheel for my RV (it didn't come with a spare tire so I had to order the wheel and a tire). The wheel was ordered through Amazon and came from a Chevy dealer in Phoenix. The wheel came yesterday and it was beat to ****! The moron who 'prepped' it for shipping, via Fed Ex (by far the worst of this two main shipping companies IMO), didn't even bother to put the wheel in a box of any kind, he/she just place the label on the wheel and sent it on it's way.   :o

WTF did the moron think was going to happen to the wheel during shipment? It's scratched to **** but the worst of the damage is a nice gouge on the inside of the wheel right in the area where the tire's bead seats. Yes, this is going to be a spare tire and may never be seen or used (one can hope) but I paid for a new wheel and what I got is not a new wheel.

This makes me crazy and annoyed!

This is what the wheel should look like, notice the nice shipping box. I should have ordered it from E Bay!

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