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Re: You know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #10995 on: October 17, 2019, 11:37:11 AM »
So my point on attitude is that I can't understand that some people can't see that "we" have to go to what feels like uncomfortable places to promote balance and diversity, so far even as having different faces in soccer and rugby presenting. No, I don't think it should be tokenism, but a desire for differences in opinion and thought is not a bad thing, and I'm sure the analysts in question have some higher experience of the games than most of us. Maybe the specific female analysts who have obviously ground gears were the wrong analysts, not the wrong gender.

You mention athletics - add golf to that, with Sarah, Henni, Laura Davies etc all part of the furniture in golf broadcasting. Or tennis, some great analysts there too.

The issue being in this PC world, positive discrimination is now totally acceptable especially on television irrespective how useless the individual is.

How did Des Cahill get the Sunday Game gig then...he's terrible..?

Same way no point giving it to anyone with talent.  ;D

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« Reply #10996 on: October 17, 2019, 12:22:10 PM »
So my point on attitude is that I can't understand that some people can't see that "we" have to go to what feels like uncomfortable places to promote balance and diversity, so far even as having different faces in soccer and rugby presenting. No, I don't think it should be tokenism, but a desire for differences in opinion and thought is not a bad thing, and I'm sure the analysts in question have some higher experience of the games than most of us. Maybe the specific female analysts who have obviously ground gears were the wrong analysts, not the wrong gender.

You mention athletics - add golf to that, with Sarah, Henni, Laura Davies etc all part of the furniture in golf broadcasting. Or tennis, some great analysts there too.

The issue being in this PC world, positive discrimination is now totally acceptable especially on television irrespective how useless the individual is.

How did Des Cahill get the Sunday Game gig then...he's terrible..?

Positive Discrimination towards Oompah Loompahs. Same reason Marty commentates.

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Re: You know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #10997 on: October 17, 2019, 01:17:56 PM »
Weird how posters personality comes thru even online...again and again.....!
cmon mods like ffs you can more or less confirm immediately if a banned poster has a new user name.

We need to chill out stop the posturing, trolling, faux-offence, ridicule and remember this is an anonymous forum.

And if you think its boring now........

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Re: You know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #10998 on: November 07, 2019, 12:12:46 PM »
Obviously there is lots about the daily rail commute that grinds the gears...

What is the story with people who just must sit on the outside seat? Train packed, you spot a free seat on the inside close to the window. You approach the person on the outside seat about letting you sit down (sometimes they have decided that their bags deserve the other seat more than a human does).  They get up and let you get past them to sit on the inside so they can keep the precious outside seat for some reason. I don't really understand it.

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Re: You know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #10999 on: November 07, 2019, 01:23:17 PM »
Obviously there is lots about the daily rail commute that grinds the gears...

What is the story with people who just must sit on the outside seat? Train packed, you spot a free seat on the inside close to the window. You approach the person on the outside seat about letting you sit down (sometimes they have decided that their bags deserve the other seat more than a human does).  They get up and let you get past them to sit on the inside so they can keep the precious outside seat for some reason. I don't really understand it.
Yes and it's a pain in the boll0x if you're standing behind the person trying to get into the window seat as you then have to wait while the spare seats on the train are filled by people coming from the other direction. It's just pure ignorance from the people sitting in the outside seat

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Re: You know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #11000 on: November 07, 2019, 10:17:49 PM »
You press the button to open the train door. Someone standing at the same door reaches out to press the button on their side. WTF is up with that? Have they no faith in my ability to press the button?

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Re: You know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #11001 on: November 08, 2019, 09:21:24 AM »
You press the button to open the train door. Someone standing at the same door reaches out to press the button on their side. WTF is up with that? Have they no faith in my ability to press the button?
Obviously not.
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Re: You know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #11002 on: November 08, 2019, 09:30:44 AM »
Obviously there is lots about the daily rail commute that grinds the gears...

What is the story with people who just must sit on the outside seat? Train packed, you spot a free seat on the inside close to the window. You approach the person on the outside seat about letting you sit down (sometimes they have decided that their bags deserve the other seat more than a human does).  They get up and let you get past them to sit on the inside so they can keep the precious outside seat for some reason. I don't really understand it.

I do that saan :D...but have a hip that needs replacing and need to stretch the leg out (at least i have an excuse). In fairness i do stand mostly
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Re: You know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #11003 on: November 08, 2019, 09:33:21 AM »
Obviously there is lots about the daily rail commute that grinds the gears...

What is the story with people who just must sit on the outside seat? Train packed, you spot a free seat on the inside close to the window. You approach the person on the outside seat about letting you sit down (sometimes they have decided that their bags deserve the other seat more than a human does).  They get up and let you get past them to sit on the inside so they can keep the precious outside seat for some reason. I don't really understand it.

As you're passing stand on their shoes, it really pisses them off and say sorry! Just to rub it in.. Must say got the train in today (major fcuk up on the shore rd) and I really should be using it more often!
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Re: You know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #11004 on: November 08, 2019, 02:35:28 PM »
Obviously there is lots about the daily rail commute that grinds the gears...

What is the story with people who just must sit on the outside seat? Train packed, you spot a free seat on the inside close to the window. You approach the person on the outside seat about letting you sit down (sometimes they have decided that their bags deserve the other seat more than a human does).  They get up and let you get past them to sit on the inside so they can keep the precious outside seat for some reason. I don't really understand it.

As you're passing stand on their shoes, it really pisses them off and say sorry! Just to rub it in.. Must say got the train in today (major fcuk up on the shore rd) and I really should be using it more often!

Great idea. That'll be banked for the next time  :D

Obviously there is lots about the daily rail commute that grinds the gears...

What is the story with people who just must sit on the outside seat? Train packed, you spot a free seat on the inside close to the window. You approach the person on the outside seat about letting you sit down (sometimes they have decided that their bags deserve the other seat more than a human does).  They get up and let you get past them to sit on the inside so they can keep the precious outside seat for some reason. I don't really understand it.

I do that saan :D...but have a hip that needs replacing and need to stretch the leg out (at least i have an excuse). In fairness i do stand mostly

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Re: You know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #11005 on: November 08, 2019, 03:14:37 PM »
You press the button to open the train door. Someone standing at the same door reaches out to press the button on their side. WTF is up with that? Have they no faith in my ability to press the button?

Usually commuters bursting for cigarette.
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Re: You know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #11006 on: November 08, 2019, 03:36:39 PM »
It's the ones that step off the train and then stop dead on the platform to start reading phones. Nah there are only 50 people trying to get off behind you don't worry yourself.
Also i've noticed a thing particularly with young ones in Birmingham. Normally when a train rolls in the people on the platform stand aside to leave those trying to disembark get off. And they are usually queued up waiting to do so. I've noticed some of the young ones won't be waiting to get off. They only get out of their seat to do so when everyone else is trying to get on. Basically being an awkward p***k. Does that happen anywhere else ?

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Re: You know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #11007 on: November 10, 2019, 08:18:02 PM »
An Taoiseach or the minister for justice didn't bother showing up for this funeral, but they really should have. Someone is going to have to take steps to ensure that people with serious mental health problems get the help they deserve and aren't sent to prison instead.
f**k the judge that sent the mother of two young boys to prison because she didn't have 100 bail money on a public order charge. May you burn in hell. May your last days be spent in the emergency department of Mullingar hospital, the same E.D. that discharged a vulnerable young woman back into the care of the Gardai. f**k the same Gardai who drove you to the womens prison. f**k the Prison Service who allowed you to be locked up alone and afraid. f**k the screws who didn't check on you every 15 minutes and f**k the people who didn't tell them to do so, it was a Friday evening, maybe they were all in a rush home. f**k everyone who follows orders or just does their jobs without actually caring about other human beings.

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