Line Etiquette

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by unit 900, Sep 27, 2020.

  1. Z71bill

    Z71bill

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    World is full of rude people -

    Wife and I went out to dinner Friday night -

    I was stuck behind a guy going 25-30 in a 45 MPH zone for about 6 blocks - I would have passed him except he was in between two lanes blocking traffic - I was not honking, tailgating or anything like that but I was pretty sure he was just being a jerk, because he kept looking in his rearview mirror with a smug look.

    He pulls into the same restaurant that I was going to -

    There is a double lane of parking spaces right in front, he drives around to grab the one closest to the door - and since the space in front of it is also open - I pull into it - then drive through into the closest spot with my vehicle positioned so I can just drive out when I leave. A car immediately pulls in behind me - the guy's face was bright red and I know he figured I stole his place - my wife even said did you do that to piss him off?

    I honestly had not really thought about it - and if I would have I would have just stopped in the first spot. But oh well tough sheet.

    I get out and realize the next nearest space is way down the row -

    We got the last table in the bar and I got to watch him and his ugly wife sit and wait for a table for about 20 minutes.

    Now I will bet some will think he was a jerk and some will think I was a jerk. But I really didn't do anything wrong - and the only reason I even noticed was he had been such a jerk already.

    Funny how sometimes you think the other guy is a jerk - and sometimes the other guy things you are a jerk - and sometimes both are jerks.
     
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  2. Haldor

    Haldor Formerly retired EE.

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  3. 'Ol Grandad

    'Ol Grandad Director of civil unrest

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    Then it needs to be shared.
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    2 lanes at my bank and it's Pick A Lane.
     
  5. Tackle

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    How is it living in the 1950's? You still do the jitterbug dance? Have you picked up a color tv yet or still rocking the black and white?
     
  6. 'Ol Grandad

    'Ol Grandad Director of civil unrest

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    Sounds like he's retired. I'm a bit envious if this is the case.
     
  7. mhambi

    mhambi κολασμένος

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  8. G30SF/F-250

    G30SF/F-250 Pinky Out

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    mhambi κολασμένος

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    Get in line...









    ... but at least have the decency to pick a lane. :supergrin:
     
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  10. Dukeboy01

    Dukeboy01 Pretty Ladies!

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    Pick a line, especially once another customer shows up. If you're the only one there, that's one thing. Once somebody else shows up, it's time to commit.
     
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  11. fisher101101

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    I don't get the whole 1 line 2 window thing. What's the point?
     
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  12. Dukeboy01

    Dukeboy01 Pretty Ladies!

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  13. astepup

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    When I was driving that U-Haul truck from Utah, whenever I stopped for gas I immediately pulled off somewhere to the side to go hit the restroom or get a drink. I hate waiting for people that gas up then walk in to get a week's worth of groceries.
     
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    And the warning label on the package of snake fireworks that say, "Do not put in mouth".

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  15. domin8ss

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    I've resolved to the notion that these same people think it's better to seek permission than to ask for forgiveness. Unfortunately, my wife is one of them. I keep pointing out to her that rules exist to tell you what you can't do, not what you can do. Maybe it's because I'm the husband. :dunno:

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  16. domin8ss

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    That's like California believing they're the only ones who have it right and everybody else is wrong

    <--- #301

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    Everyone does, it’s a law of nature.
     
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    Seriously! And they act like they are making life or death decisions shopping in the gas station, then they have to visit with their friend the cashier too.


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    Some how that figures, gashole!


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  20. G30SF/F-250

    G30SF/F-250 Pinky Out

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    I pee in a bottle while fueling up.

    Im like a single man redneck pit crew.

    Still have time to circle and inspect truck and tires.
     
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