Cars & Transportation Vent about all things traffic

peternorth

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Question:

After you fill up your car, do you move your car away from the pump to go inside to pay so the person behind can go after you?

I never knew this was a thing, and I’m still pretty sure it isn’t yet this ugly bumpkin cracked the s**ts today after I went inside to pay for my petrol for a whole 20-30 seconds because I didn’t move my vehicle. According to him, “everybody does it” and I was just a “lazy pr!ck” but I have literally never seen that happen in my life and I have asked many many friends and family since the incident and none of them do it either.

I wasn’t getting a coffee or buying scratchies or anything, I went in and out in 25 seconds and that was enough for him to crack it. I was bemused at how something so stupid could upset the clown.

If I were to move my car and he starts using the pump before I pay, isn’t he filling up his car on my wallet?

Does anybody do this?
i always thought you need to pay and then the pump clears so next person can use it.
 

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Question:

After you fill up your car, do you move your car away from the pump to go inside to pay so the person behind can go after you?
I did it once and the shop guy said he thought I was doing a runner, and he was about to call the cops.
 
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Natorious traffic lights on Bell st where people don't care about red lights. Anyway today, im turningright, waiting for the intersection to be clear or the red light (no red arrow so can go when I deem safe). This intersection, I normally wait for red light as dickheads everywhere unless its totally clear.

Light turns amber, I wait and see a car flying, the light turns red and he starts to slow down, so I go and get through, no worries.. After im through the intersection he speeds up and goes through the intersection in a clear red light and the other direction has turned green. Other cars had to stop to not get hit. I just shake my head, fu** id love to be a cop and pull them over.

He actually slowed down and then sped up once I was through to go through a red light, risking his life and more importantly the lives of others, to what save 1 minute on their commute.
 

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i always thought you need to pay and then the pump clears so next person can use it.
I presume the person cant wait the 30secs for the person paying to get in the car and leave after paying. Their time is so much more important.

But its a dumb argument anyway, it would take longer to get in he car, move it and walk to the register. Some people are just dickheads, plain and simple.
 

Admiral Motti

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Question:

After you fill up your car, do you move your car away from the pump to go inside to pay so the person behind can go after you?

I never knew this was a thing, and I’m still pretty sure it isn’t yet this ugly bumpkin cracked the s**ts today after I went inside to pay for my petrol for a whole 20-30 seconds because I didn’t move my vehicle. According to him, “everybody does it” and I was just a “lazy pr!ck” but I have literally never seen that happen in my life and I have asked many many friends and family since the incident and none of them do it either.

I wasn’t getting a coffee or buying scratchies or anything, I went in and out in 25 seconds and that was enough for him to crack it. I was bemused at how something so stupid could upset the clown.

If I were to move my car and he starts using the pump before I pay, isn’t he filling up his car on my wallet?

Does anybody do this?
I did it once mate, the servo guy told me not to do it again as they thought i was going to do a runner. Sounds like this person was being an impatient campaigner.
 

Admiral Motti

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Anyway, came to write a vent of my own this morning. Was cycling along in the bike lane, and someone stepped out from in between some parked cars and right in front of me. I was going pretty slow anyway, and was just able to stop about an inch away from hitting him. Guy starts yelling at me saying bikes should not be on the road, and that part of the road he was on was for pedestrians to stand on so they could look out for traffic.

I pointed out to him that not only did he step right onto the green painted bike lane, he was standing right on top of a picture of a bike. A few people around who saw this all happen laughed at this dickhead. Good times.
 

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Natorious traffic lights on Bell st where people don't care about red lights. Anyway today, im turningright, waiting for the intersection to be clear or the red light (no red arrow so can go when I deem safe). This intersection, I normally wait for red light as dickheads everywhere unless its totally clear.

Light turns amber, I wait and see a car flying, the light turns red and he starts to slow down, so I go and get through, no worries.. After im through the intersection he speeds up and goes through the intersection in a clear red light and the other direction has turned green. Other cars had to stop to not get hit. I just shake my head, **** id love to be a cop and pull them over.

He actually slowed down and then sped up once I was through to go through a red light, risking his life and more importantly the lives of others, to what save 1 minute on their commute.
was this car a navara or hilux by any chance?
 

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Question:

After you fill up your car, do you move your car away from the pump to go inside to pay so the person behind can go after you?

I never knew this was a thing, and I’m still pretty sure it isn’t yet this ugly bumpkin cracked the s**ts today after I went inside to pay for my petrol for a whole 20-30 seconds because I didn’t move my vehicle. According to him, “everybody does it” and I was just a “lazy pr!ck” but I have literally never seen that happen in my life and I have asked many many friends and family since the incident and none of them do it either.

I wasn’t getting a coffee or buying scratchies or anything, I went in and out in 25 seconds and that was enough for him to crack it. I was bemused at how something so stupid could upset the clown.

If I were to move my car and he starts using the pump before I pay, isn’t he filling up his car on my wallet?

Does anybody do this?
Never heard of anyone doing this. That would just block up other spots of the petrol station. And he can't start pumping until you pay anyway. Sounds like a dickhead.

I've seen it on the odd occasion, but as said, it solves nowt because the pump won't start until the last one is paid.

Want to be careful doing at some servos, cameras might think you're doing a runner.

People who are in/out with their payment aren't an issue anyway. It's the ones that seem to be in there refinancing their home loan that are.
Done as a courtesy to not block the pump and hold up the queue if you need to use the restroom or grab something to eat

Standard for sales reps and beats waiting endlessly for campaigners who dawdle in the shops/facilities after paying for their petrol
 

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Anyway, came to write a vent of my own this morning. Was cycling along in the bike lane, and someone stepped out from in between some parked cars and right in front of me. I was going pretty slow anyway, and was just able to stop about an inch away from hitting him. Guy starts yelling at me saying bikes should not be on the road, and that part of the road he was on was for pedestrians to stand on so they could look out for traffic.

I pointed out to him that not only did he step right onto the green painted bike lane, he was standing right on top of a picture of a bike. A few people around who saw this all happen laughed at this dickhead. Good times.
Awesome. That's part of the problem: a lot of people don't know the laws
 

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Question:

After you fill up your car, do you move your car away from the pump to go inside to pay so the person behind can go after you?

I never knew this was a thing, and I’m still pretty sure it isn’t yet this ugly bumpkin cracked the s**ts today after I went inside to pay for my petrol for a whole 20-30 seconds because I didn’t move my vehicle. According to him, “everybody does it” and I was just a “lazy pr!ck” but I have literally never seen that happen in my life and I have asked many many friends and family since the incident and none of them do it either.

I wasn’t getting a coffee or buying scratchies or anything, I went in and out in 25 seconds and that was enough for him to crack it. I was bemused at how something so stupid could upset the clown.

If I were to move my car and he starts using the pump before I pay, isn’t he filling up his car on my wallet?

Does anybody do this?
Never heard of this.

Should have ******* smashed the campaigner
 

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People who take forever to get moving once the light turns green, don't have to speed of but ffs move!!!! Instead of 8-10 cars getting through, maybe 4-6
 

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People who take forever to get moving once the light turns green, don't have to speed of but ffs move!!!! Instead of 8-10 cars getting through, maybe 4-6
Probably looking at their phone. But yeah, first in line has the responsibility to be on the ball and ready to go.
 

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Looked like a meth head, wasn’t taking any chances
I was driving and there was this absolute utter campaigner in front of me. Going soooo slow in a Corolla hatchback. I thought it was an Asian woman for sure. After a couple of near misses in front of me, with me yelling out the windows at this car...i pull in front of them at the lights and it's this loose unit meth head white bloke about to get out and kill me.

I proceed to turn the other way and chuck youi to get onto the road i wanted.
 

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campaigners who can't drive through a tunnel. Why is it, that your cruising along on the freeway at 80, the you get to the domain tunnel and all of a sudden, all these s**t drivers hit the brakes and start doing 60-70kmh? Incompetent *******s shouldn't be on the road.
 

peternorth

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I was driving and there was this absolute utter campaigner in front of me. Going soooo slow in a Corolla hatchback. I thought it was an Asian woman for sure. After a couple of near misses in front of me, with me yelling out the windows at this car...i pull in front of them at the lights and it's this loose unit meth head white bloke about to get out and kill me.

I proceed to turn the other way and chuck youi to get onto the road i wanted.
Are you saying you abused said driver because you thought they were asian and a woman?

but upon realising it was a white bloke you retracted and bolted?
 

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Question:

After you fill up your car, do you move your car away from the pump to go inside to pay so the person behind can go after you?

I never knew this was a thing, and I’m still pretty sure it isn’t yet this ugly bumpkin cracked the s**ts today after I went inside to pay for my petrol for a whole 20-30 seconds because I didn’t move my vehicle. According to him, “everybody does it” and I was just a “lazy pr!ck” but I have literally never seen that happen in my life and I have asked many many friends and family since the incident and none of them do it either.

I wasn’t getting a coffee or buying scratchies or anything, I went in and out in 25 seconds and that was enough for him to crack it. I was bemused at how something so stupid could upset the clown.

If I were to move my car and he starts using the pump before I pay, isn’t he filling up his car on my wallet?

Does anybody do this?

When you get back to your car just be really slow. Make em more angry I say.
 
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