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» Driven to Madness

Zebra crossings
Stopping at these is not optional for motorists. If you keep on driving when I am crossing, don't act all shocked when you hear a mouthful of abuse and my boot hitting your rear wing. Similarly, cyclists, slow down, please pay attention, and at the very least go past behind me, otherwise you'll get a shouting at as well.

Pedestrians, make your mind up if you want to cross instead of dithering about. If you are just having a bit of a stand, please do it away from the crossing.
(Sun 7th Oct 2012, 16:00, More)

» Driven to Madness

People surprised by the normal

Queuing in a shop, watching all their purchases being scanned, and then demonstrating uncomprehending surprise when asked to pay. What do I need? Money? Where might that be? In my pocket? No. Other pocket? No. Handbag? Rummage, rummage. Ah, my purse. Which bit of this contraption has money in it? I wonder if I have the right change. Ooh my phone has a new message! etc

Arriving at the automated gates on the way out of the tube; the gate! How amazing! It hasn't opened, I wonder why not. Oh, my ticket! Where is it? Rummage, etc.

It might be sexist, but I think it might be down to men having fewer places to stash things, the worst culprits of perpetual surprise syndrome seem to be women, anyway, I will avoid being behind a woman in the dash for the train gate.
(Sat 6th Oct 2012, 21:30, More)

» Lucky Escapes

Yet another bicycle accident…
…which explains why I am collecting money for the Kent Air Ambulance: I am hoping that if I raise enough money they might let me sit in the ambulance in a condition where I can remember it.

Deaf in one ear, balance permanently readjusted to a "couple of pints" level, some impressive titanium bits and bobs holding my dome together, but I'm not dead, and have now been back on my bike again for the last couple of months. Amazingly, air ambulances are pretty much funded by donations; I'm aiming to raise a day's worth of money.
(Fri 5th Jul 2013, 21:42, More)

» Driven to Madness

Get your feet OFF that seat!
It is not OK to sit on public transport with your feet anywhere other than on the floor. This goes for children too. Even, perhaps especially, if you take your shoes off. Sitting elevated on the back of a bench with your feet where normal people put their backsides is not OK either. I have started remonstrating with the culprits, even though a) it makes me feel like Victor Meldrew and b) I will probably get stabbed.
(Sun 7th Oct 2012, 11:58, More)

» Driven to Madness

Holds knife like pen
I genuinely don't know why this annoys me so much.
(Sat 6th Oct 2012, 17:41, More)
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