Society & Culture Things in life you just don't understand - Part 3

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Carparks are where they get inside my head.

Dawdle slowly two abreast or just walking on an angle to cross sides. It’s like they aren’t aware that it’s still a place for cars that are moving just because they’ve parked
Driving through the Galleria carpark some middle aged bloke (pedestrian) shoots out right in front of me without even looking (he was obscured behind a large 4wd) and I've had to brake quickly, luckily I was only plodding along at 10ish to begin with. Then this guy has the nerve to look back and give me the 'what the **** are you doing?' hand gesture, like I've done something wrong. Unpleasant words were exchanged.
 

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Adelaide people will know the pedestrian lights on the Parade, I was crossing there today and someone careered straight through the lights without even slowing down. If I'd been another metre or two into the crossing I would have been completely cleaned up. How this person didn't see either the red light or the people crossing is totally beyond me.
My memory of living in Adelaide was that red lights were mostly optional. Especially "fresh" ones
 
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Driving through the Galleria carpark some middle aged bloke (pedestrian) shoots out right in front of me without even looking (he was obscured behind a large 4wd) and I've had to brake quickly, luckily I was only plodding along at 10ish to begin with. Then this guy has the nerve to look back and give me the 'what the **** are you doing?' hand gesture, like I've done something wrong. Unpleasant words were exchanged.
Ships in the night PB, I too was at Galleria today
 

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Carparks are where they get inside my head.

Dawdle slowly two abreast or just walking on an angle to cross sides. It’s like they aren’t aware that it’s still a place for cars that are moving just because they’ve parked
This absolutely gets me annoyed. Just walking down the middle of the Carpark and blissfully unaware a car is trying to drive where they are walking. How hard is it to walk to the side and let cars get past.

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indecently? Don’t think any of the posts except the original one from Gough was referring to pedestrians crossing legally

Almost been killed on a controlled crosswalk crossing myself in a similar vein to Gough. The driver just didn’t “see” the red light - only my own self awareness stopped me from maybe being a statistic

I am amused though at the number of times I cop a toot because I have the audacity to cross the road and they want to turn into that street. I always thought at crossroads that pedestrians had the right of way to turning traffic
At lights maybe , not on normal roads . You are supposed to look behind you and see if there are cars turning but nope they take off without a backward glance . If a car is turning and the pedestrian is up a little bit it can be a bit dangerous. Not sure why anyone would play Russian roulette like that.
 

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This absolutely gets me annoyed. Just walking down the middle of the Carpark and blissfully unaware a car is trying to drive where they are walking. How hard is it to walk to the side and let cars get past.

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It's funny seeing them react when you toot them, it's like "what the **** are you doing driving on my footpath?"
 

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Carparks are where they get inside my head.

Dawdle slowly two abreast or just walking on an angle to cross sides. It’s like they aren’t aware that it’s still a place for cars that are moving just because they’ve parked
 

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Either you add fruit/vegetable that is high in sugar or you add sugar, or you end up with something that tastes like shit.
Eh, in days of yore when they were in vogue we had one of those fangled motorised juicers that were awful to clean. We made plenty of tasty vegetable juices without adding specific sweetening agents or fruits. The juice wouldn't keep for long though. Day or 2 in the fridge was it. I suspect that is more the issue at play.
 
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