Stop annoying me!

First published in Sir Bill Taylor blog Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Lancashire Telegraph blogger

To whom it concerns Madam, I didn't at all mind the other evening as we all waited patiently at the petrol station whilst you remained parked at Pump 1 as you did what appeared to be your weekly shop.

Even when your young daughter popped back in to get herself a bar of chocolate as a separate expedition, I thought it was unreasonable of the guy behind to even suggest you could have parked 5 yards away in the designated parking area.

As we'd all waited 15 - 20 minutes, what did another 2 or 3 make?

And the guy who gave me a long burst on his horn after I'd invited a motorist to right turn across me whilst we were stationary in a traffic queue therefore allowing the traffic behind him to flow on.

I didn't mind.

Have I forgotten supermarket etiquette?

I've heard them described as ditherers, dawdlers & dollopers.

They leave their trollies all over the shop, use them as battering rams, stand gazing into space.

What about those opinionated folk who always tell you what you should think, never mind tell you what they think!

Of course I've never annoyed anyone!

I've never been absent mindedly selfish when driving, shopping, going about my daily life.

My wife's never admonished me for putting my washing near the washing basket, not actually in it.

I always put the top on the toothpaste tube, put the cereal's box back in the right cupboard. Need I continue? We are all perfect, aren't we!

What do you do that you know annoys others? What annoys you about the actions of others?

Or should we all be a little bit more thoughtful & considerate, a liytle bit more patient & tolerant?

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5:38pm Tue 6 Dec 11

Sick of rip off says...

Please, please, please tell me that the LET do not actually pay for this man to write this inane rubbish.
Please, please, please tell me that the LET do not actually pay for this man to write this inane rubbish. Sick of rip off
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7:09pm Tue 6 Dec 11

whirlingdervish says...

he is a sir,,he needs a boomerang to put his belt on.what lickspittle..
he is a sir,,he needs a boomerang to put his belt on.what lickspittle.. whirlingdervish
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12:14am Wed 7 Dec 11

ToffeeGuy says...

What annoys me are inane columns about nothing!

Europe is in economic meltdown and you're worried about petrol pumps and shopping trollies?

Get some perspective.
What annoys me are inane columns about nothing! Europe is in economic meltdown and you're worried about petrol pumps and shopping trollies? Get some perspective. ToffeeGuy
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8:35am Wed 7 Dec 11

tellitasitis says...

if you do not like this blog don't read it simple as.
I on the other hand enjoy readinf several blogs including Bill's so why don't you get some perspective and consider that fact there are many people who enjoy reading his blog even if you don't?
if you do not like this blog don't read it simple as. I on the other hand enjoy readinf several blogs including Bill's so why don't you get some perspective and consider that fact there are many people who enjoy reading his blog even if you don't? tellitasitis
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9:22am Wed 7 Dec 11

Aslam Hussain says...

Sir Bill You forgot to mention the Middle lane Drivers, doing 50-60mph, who just sit and stare ahead holding the traffic up while the inside lane is empty.
Sir Bill You forgot to mention the Middle lane Drivers, doing 50-60mph, who just sit and stare ahead holding the traffic up while the inside lane is empty. Aslam Hussain
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10:51am Wed 7 Dec 11

louderfasterlonger says...

Aslam Hussain wrote:
Sir Bill You forgot to mention the Middle lane Drivers, doing 50-60mph, who just sit and stare ahead holding the traffic up while the inside lane is empty.
Aslam, I HATE those people.... dog fowling knocks me sick also and brings down the red mist !
When you get to the bar just after a group of people you haven't quite made their mind up what they want and start debating as the bar staff stand there politely....
A quick, "serve this gentleman while we decide" can admonish them though
[quote][p][bold]Aslam Hussain[/bold] wrote: Sir Bill You forgot to mention the Middle lane Drivers, doing 50-60mph, who just sit and stare ahead holding the traffic up while the inside lane is empty.[/p][/quote]Aslam, I HATE those people.... dog fowling knocks me sick also and brings down the red mist ! When you get to the bar just after a group of people you haven't quite made their mind up what they want and start debating as the bar staff stand there politely.... A quick, "serve this gentleman while we decide" can admonish them though louderfasterlonger
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5:36pm Wed 7 Dec 11

Aslam Hussain says...

Aslam, I HATE those people.... dog fowling knocks me sick also and brings down the red mist !
When you get to the bar just after a group of people you haven't quite made their mind up what they want and start debating as the bar staff stand there politely....
A quick, "serve this gentleman while we decide" can admonish them though”

I have to say that is just common-sense or good manners to let others go before You while You decide, but unfortunatley both of these are fast
diminishing in this sefish era that We now live in.
Here's another that is soooooo annoying: You stand in the que at the local Supermarket with a handfull of items but the person in front who has a trolley full of shopping totally ignores You and carrys on filling the conveyer belt , When She has finished She gives You a smile and stands there all smug.
That is so annoying Especially when I have let others go before Me when Ive had a trolley full. (IM refering to supermarkets who dont have theses Fast service tills ).
Aslam, I HATE those people.... dog fowling knocks me sick also and brings down the red mist ! When you get to the bar just after a group of people you haven't quite made their mind up what they want and start debating as the bar staff stand there politely.... A quick, "serve this gentleman while we decide" can admonish them though” I have to say that is just common-sense or good manners to let others go before You while You decide, but unfortunatley both of these are fast diminishing in this sefish era that We now live in. Here's another that is soooooo annoying: You stand in the que at the local Supermarket with a handfull of items but the person in front who has a trolley full of shopping totally ignores You and carrys on filling the conveyer belt , When She has finished She gives You a smile and stands there all smug. That is so annoying Especially when I have let others go before Me when Ive had a trolley full. (IM refering to supermarkets who dont have theses Fast service tills ). Aslam Hussain
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5:36pm Wed 7 Dec 11

Aslam Hussain says...

Aslam, I HATE those people.... dog fowling knocks me sick also and brings down the red mist !
When you get to the bar just after a group of people you haven't quite made their mind up what they want and start debating as the bar staff stand there politely....
A quick, "serve this gentleman while we decide" can admonish them though”

I have to say that is just common-sense or good manners to let others go before You while You decide, but unfortunatley both of these are fast
diminishing in this sefish era that We now live in.
Here's another that is soooooo annoying: You stand in the que at the local Supermarket with a handfull of items but the person in front who has a trolley full of shopping totally ignores You and carrys on filling the conveyer belt , When She has finished She gives You a smile and stands there all smug.
That is so annoying Especially when I have let others go before Me when Ive had a trolley full. (IM refering to supermarkets who dont have theses Fast service tills ).
Aslam, I HATE those people.... dog fowling knocks me sick also and brings down the red mist ! When you get to the bar just after a group of people you haven't quite made their mind up what they want and start debating as the bar staff stand there politely.... A quick, "serve this gentleman while we decide" can admonish them though” I have to say that is just common-sense or good manners to let others go before You while You decide, but unfortunatley both of these are fast diminishing in this sefish era that We now live in. Here's another that is soooooo annoying: You stand in the que at the local Supermarket with a handfull of items but the person in front who has a trolley full of shopping totally ignores You and carrys on filling the conveyer belt , When She has finished She gives You a smile and stands there all smug. That is so annoying Especially when I have let others go before Me when Ive had a trolley full. (IM refering to supermarkets who dont have theses Fast service tills ). Aslam Hussain
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1:09pm Thu 8 Dec 11

Elegant1 says...

I too was a victim of someone leaving their car standing on a petrol pump. I did not get too excited but just moved to another pump and eventually got the car refuelled. When I went to pay the queue was long and this entailed another wait. The offending car was still sitting at the pump as I paid for my fuel. When I pointed this out to the cashier she tried to find the culprit. It turned out that the driver had left his car at the pump while he went for a meal at the cafe' at the garage site! Gotta laugh!
I too was a victim of someone leaving their car standing on a petrol pump. I did not get too excited but just moved to another pump and eventually got the car refuelled. When I went to pay the queue was long and this entailed another wait. The offending car was still sitting at the pump as I paid for my fuel. When I pointed this out to the cashier she tried to find the culprit. It turned out that the driver had left his car at the pump while he went for a meal at the cafe' at the garage site! Gotta laugh! Elegant1
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7:55am Sat 10 Dec 11

louderfasterlonger says...

Aslam Hussain wrote:
Aslam, I HATE those people.... dog fowling knocks me sick also and brings down the red mist !
When you get to the bar just after a group of people you haven't quite made their mind up what they want and start debating as the bar staff stand there politely....
A quick, "serve this gentleman while we decide" can admonish them though”

I have to say that is just common-sense or good manners to let others go before You while You decide, but unfortunatley both of these are fast
diminishing in this sefish era that We now live in.
Here's another that is soooooo annoying: You stand in the que at the local Supermarket with a handfull of items but the person in front who has a trolley full of shopping totally ignores You and carrys on filling the conveyer belt , When She has finished She gives You a smile and stands there all smug.
That is so annoying Especially when I have let others go before Me when Ive had a trolley full. (IM refering to supermarkets who dont have theses Fast service tills ).
Long queue at the till...... new till opens, ten people behind you make a dash for it... nuff said
[quote][p][bold]Aslam Hussain[/bold] wrote: Aslam, I HATE those people.... dog fowling knocks me sick also and brings down the red mist ! When you get to the bar just after a group of people you haven't quite made their mind up what they want and start debating as the bar staff stand there politely.... A quick, "serve this gentleman while we decide" can admonish them though” I have to say that is just common-sense or good manners to let others go before You while You decide, but unfortunatley both of these are fast diminishing in this sefish era that We now live in. Here's another that is soooooo annoying: You stand in the que at the local Supermarket with a handfull of items but the person in front who has a trolley full of shopping totally ignores You and carrys on filling the conveyer belt , When She has finished She gives You a smile and stands there all smug. That is so annoying Especially when I have let others go before Me when Ive had a trolley full. (IM refering to supermarkets who dont have theses Fast service tills ).[/p][/quote]Long queue at the till...... new till opens, ten people behind you make a dash for it... nuff said louderfasterlonger
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