Things or people that annoy you

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Nearly there, 21 Mar 2012.

  1. Reiver

    Reiver Ribbit, Ribbit.

    People who talk in loud or penetrating voices, a couple of examples from the last week; on a reasonably busy train with most seats filled with people talking to each other at a level where you can hear voices but not hearing the words, but then there was one woman about three rows in front who you could make out every single word and she was one of these motor mouths that rattled on non stop, I don't want to know about her aunties health problems. And then again in a cafe, another woman could have been 5 tables away and I could hear every single word, couldn't hear the voice of the woman she was talking to. I don't think it is a volume thing and I doubt they are doing it on purpose, it is like their voices are just more penetrating, but whatever, it's bloody irritating.
    perplexed likes this.
  2. mustang1

    mustang1 Guru

    London, UK
    When there is enough space for two people to walk side by side up the stairs to the train platform but someone decides to go in the middle and I miss the train.
  3. subaqua

    subaqua What’s the point

    I am with Donald Tusk on this one
  4. gavgav

    gavgav Guru

    Everyone I encountered at work today. Some days you wonder if people are being deliberately stupid!
  5. Eddy

    Eddy Guru

    Subtitles that appear on the top of the screen, then the bottom, then back to the top, back down to the bottom...……………...
  6. PK99

    PK99 Guru

    People (most often young ladies) who stop without warning just in front of me going down stairs to the platform to input an urgent text on their phone...
  7. Tenacious Sloth

    Tenacious Sloth Über Member

    Huntingdon, UK
    Also, subtitles that don’t have a black background thus becoming impossible read 70% of the time.
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  8. bruce1530

    bruce1530 Über Member

    On a busy train today, woman, apparently well spoken, probably in her 30s, speaking on a “handsfree” phone. Perhaps because she had earphones on, she didn’t realise how loud she was. But the whole carriage now knows that:

    a. She is the administrator for an organisation that gives out grants.
    b. She rejected an application for a group, because she thought it might be used to support a certain cause.
    c. She made some comments about that group of people which I’m sure that, if they had heard it, they could have taken legal action under discrimination laws
    d. she referred to the applicants as “a bunch of c*nts”, among other things.
    classic33 likes this.
  9. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

    Oop North (ish)
    Not offering a defence for her, but I have no hearing in 1 ear & only 60% in the other with ranges I can't hear at all, I sometimes inadvertently increase my volume when I think I'm competing with other sounds around, my wife has a look which I now know is "you're too loud" at which point I have to consciously reduce the volume until her face changes. This is especially prevalent in place that have hard, walls & floors, hence why I rarely go into pubs.
    screenman and Reiver like this.
  10. SpokeyDokey

    SpokeyDokey 20% through Decade 7. Yikes! Moderator

    Laura 'but' Kuenssberg.
  11. Reiver

    Reiver Ribbit, Ribbit.

    It's as if some people get so engrossed/lost in their phone calls they completely forget where they are or what they are doing - as a cyclist it is a worrying phenomenon.

    As it happens I have been away on a train today, and as I stood on the platform at Berwick station this morning there was a woman talking in a stupidly loud voice at a tablet held with out stretch arms (presumably she needed glasses) with the tablets volume set at full. I prayed to god she would get on another carriage, and thankfully for once my prayers were answered.
    Thankfully for once both my outward and return journeys were free of Don Jolly types.
  12. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

    Oop North (ish)
    This seems to be a new phenomenon where people walk around with the phone held flat out in front of their mouth. I could understand it if they were 80-90 & never seen or been shown how to use a phone, but these aren't. Surely by now we've got past the 'Oow look I have a phone aren't I important '
  13. Reiver

    Reiver Ribbit, Ribbit.

    could it be skipe(?) where they look at each other while talking
  14. Threevok

    Threevok Four Sprung Pork Technik

    South Wales
    Alexander "Thank you very much indeed" Armstrong
  15. Gary E

    Gary E Veteran

    Or even better - when the cycle tracks are unusable because they're full of the piled up snow and ice that has been cleared off the main carriageway :sad:
    Andy in Germany and pjd57 like this.
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