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Old Jul 15, 22, 2:16 am
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Originally Posted by Ladyfliestheredwhiteandblues View Post

I guess we’re well OT now.
Indeed.
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Old Jul 15, 22, 2:20 am
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Originally Posted by HarryHolden68 View Post
Much of the A1 North of Baldock has 2 lanes and no hard shoulder. I've been driving up and down it for 20 years without incident. You have to drive to the conditions and expect the unexpected. And the bends driving North towards Black Cat roundabout that cannot be taken at the speed limit makes any motorway bend look like a ruler.
But that’s an A road not a motorway. I’ve travelled north on the A1 a couple of times in recent months and it’s not good in places but we are not expecting a motorway.
In the UK we used to know what a motorway was - hard shoulder, long slip roads, no stopping except in an emergency, only certain classes of vehicle allowed etc. Taking away the hard shoulder makes things very different.
Anyway that’s my rants for the day done. I now need to go and prepare for a very long motorway drive!
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Old Jul 15, 22, 2:42 am
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I must have taken a wrong turn, I could have sworn the title said this was the DYKWIA thread, not the road safety thread?
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Old Jul 15, 22, 2:52 am
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Originally Posted by SKT-DK View Post
I must have taken a wrong turn, I could have sworn the title said this was the DYKWIA thread, not the road safety thread?
Well if you have indeed taken a wrong turn, then perhaps a road safety thread is exactly what you're after
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Old Jul 15, 22, 3:19 am
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Originally Posted by SKT-DK View Post
I must have taken a wrong turn, I could have sworn the title said this was the DYKWIA thread, not the road safety thread?
It's now the DYKWIAGD thread (Do You Know Who Is A Good Driver).
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Old Jul 15, 22, 4:33 am
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There must be some DYKWIA behaviour out there atm?

Any spots of that interesting creature the retired military officer accompanied by his CINC-NAG-HOME? getting red in the face and huffing and puffing that things are “ridiculous!”

EDIT: Not you Uncle T!
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Old Jul 15, 22, 4:35 am
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Originally Posted by krispy84 View Post
There must be some DYKWIA behaviour out there atm?

Any spots of that interesting creature the retired military officer accompanied by his CINC-NAG-HOME? getting red in the face and huffing and puffing that things are “ridiculous!”

EDIT: Not you Uncle T!
hahaha ... Thanks f0r the Edit ... just in time!!
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Old Jul 15, 22, 5:46 am
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I think with the chaos at the moment in Heathrow it's more Do You Know Where You And The Rest Of This Plane Is Going To Stay The Night behaviour....
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Old Jul 16, 22, 12:44 am
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Old Jul 27, 22, 9:10 am
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The other evening I was heading back to LCY from BHD with Jasper (my PA), everyone was nicely lined up downstairs waiting to board apart from this one chap to the side leaning up against the wall. Once boarding started and the queue began to move this aforementioned individual had the sheer audacity to just push into the queue ensuring people could see his boarding pass, Jasper pointed out to him there was a line to which he replied "its one of the perks of his status". What goes through some peoples minds that this would be acceptable is beyond me.
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Old Jul 27, 22, 9:32 am
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Originally Posted by TarquinMontague View Post
The other evening I was heading back to LCY from BHD with Jasper (my PA), everyone was nicely lined up downstairs waiting to board apart from this one chap to the side leaning up against the wall. Once boarding started and the queue began to move this aforementioned individual had the sheer audacity to just push into the queue ensuring people could see his boarding pass, Jasper pointed out to him there was a line to which he replied "its one of the perks of his status". What goes through some peoples minds that this would be acceptable is beyond me.
And the perk is to be able to waddle through a queue of people?
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Old Jul 27, 22, 9:42 am
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Originally Posted by TarquinMontague View Post
to which he replied "its one of the perks of his status". What goes through some peoples minds that this would be acceptable is beyond me.
I suspect it's a common phenomena.
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Old Jul 27, 22, 11:23 am
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Originally Posted by HIDDY View Post
I suspect it's a common phenomena.
Or even phenomenon.
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Old Jul 27, 22, 12:10 pm
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Originally Posted by TarquinMontague View Post
The other evening I was heading back to LCY from BHD with Jasper (my PA), everyone was nicely lined up downstairs waiting to board apart from this one chap to the side leaning up against the wall. Once boarding started and the queue began to move this aforementioned individual had the sheer audacity to just push into the queue ensuring people could see his boarding pass, Jasper pointed out to him there was a line to which he replied "its one of the perks of his status". What goes through some peoples minds that this would be acceptable is beyond me.
Unless you've flown out of LCY a bit, the number of people eligible for priority boarding can be a shock. A gold card holder used to flying routes without many status passengers could easily see the giant queue and conclude that couldn't possibly be the priority queue they're eligible for, and then push past what they think are chancers and gate lice to.

If you've flown from LCY a bit, and/or someone's pointed out that the giant priority queue really is all gold cards and club europe, then pushing through all the other priority people is DYKWIA

(I say that as someone who got shouted at asking staff to let me push into a 200m long queue for priority security at Berlin last month, on the grounds that it clearly couldn't be all priority and still that long. Turns out that half the queue didn't have priority and really were in the wrong place, but there was also a huge huge number of very grumpy priority people....)
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Old Aug 17, 22, 2:10 pm
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A funny one which I could predict way before it happened tonight.

We arrived for the delayed 756 to BSL tonight. Half the flight (slight exaggeration) were gate checking their bags. The pen for priority boarding was closed off, but there was an obvious queue building in front of it. A couple arrives and the woman almost waved her boarding pass around for all to see, pointing group 1 to her husband, trying to look around at other people's passes to check where they "belonged". Obviously unacceptable to her, there are about 10-15 people in front of her.

Fast forward 20 minutes and the families are called forward. Once she sees the last stroller out of the groups 4-9 queue, she shoots forward to be first on, waving her husband to follow. Sadly, it worked, they got on straight away. The rest of group 1 was called about the same time, and we're finally on our way (about 1 hour late).
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