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    Minor irritations

    Why do people stand chatting at crucial points like super market entrances, or in aisles with both trolleys strategically placed for maximum blockage ?
    And why don't they realise there is a queue of people either side of them trying to pass ?

    If it's not the persistent aisle blockers there are the heads down texters walking blindly oblivious to everybody around them.

    And what about those motorised hooligans in electric armchairs thundering along footpaths at many times walking speed. I meet an old granny regularly zooming off footpath ramps into the road doing virtual wheelies..........frightens the life out of me every time.
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    Re: Minor irritations

    Some people seem to just live in their own self serving bubble it seems to me.

    My Mother at 84 now doesn't care who she holds up/walks out in front of/bashes with her wheeled trolley, she has the opinion she's older and they should move or wait for her

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    Re: Minor irritations

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruv View Post
    Why do people stand chatting at crucial points like super market entrances, or in aisles with both trolleys strategically placed for maximum blockage ?
    And why don't they realise there is a queue of people either side of them trying to pass ?

    If it's not the persistent aisle blockers there are the heads down texters walking blindly oblivious to everybody around them.

    And what about those motorised hooligans in electric armchairs thundering along footpaths at many times walking speed. I meet an old granny regularly zooming off footpath ramps into the road doing virtual wheelies..........frightens the life out of me every time.
    To the first point, I've often wondered that, myself. I was at the Corp offices the other day, and needed to collect some documents that I had sent to the printer. three engineers were standing there chatting, right at the entrance to the print area, and they seemed oblivious to my presence. I had to squeeze around them to get to the printer and scan my badge, and enter the info to get my docs.
    As I was leaving, instead of gong around them, I walked right into the middle of them and then paused to inspect my documents before returning to my desk. So, now they are looking around me to continue their conversation. To their credit, they never missed a beat. Their focus was inspiring.

    The other place they like to congregate is right in front of the rest rooms. Or at the entrance to the elevator.
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    Re: Minor irritations

    Wow. It is very interesting to discover that these things are international in scope.

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    Re: Minor irritations

    Quote Originally Posted by Betty Boop View Post
    Some people seem to just live in their own self serving bubble it seems to me.

    My Mother at 84 now doesn't care who she holds up/walks out in front of/bashes with her wheeled trolley, she has the opinion she's older and they should move or wait for her
    I agree with your mother, in this instance, unless she is grumpy with it.
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    Re: Minor irritations

    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    So, now they are looking around me to continue their conversation. To their credit, they never missed a beat. Their focus was inspiring.
    To be fair their business was obviously more important than yours.
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    Re: Minor irritations

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruv View Post
    To be fair their business was obviously more important than yours.
    I am certain that the fate of the local Basketball franchise was far more important than any possible business with the printer/copier could have been.
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    Re: Minor irritations

    Yep, thats what it was like at the melbourne cup. One path off the grass for thousands to go from one section to another......guess where everyone would stop to take group photos?

    As far as the grannies in their motorised chair? I do remember the sense of power pushing a large pram around. People would get out of the way

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    Re: Minor irritations

    Oops...forgot the usual pun line.

    Minor irritations.....you can get a cream for that.

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    Re: Minor irritations

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    I've always said Supermarkets should have one way systems and / or lanes marked in the aisles - drive on the left, sort of thing.
    Men have a tendency of knowing what they want & where to find it. Grab it & get out. Women tend to make it into a leisure activity. But worst of all are those that are walking along at a decent pace, then suddenly stop dead, right in front of you.

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