What gets your goat?

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What gets your goat?

Post by Sniper » Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:28 pm

This thread is all about letting off some steam, what annoys you about things you see, hear or watch.

I'll start with 2 classics.

1. When driving home at dusk, seeing dark coloured cars driving with no headlights on. :cussing:

2. When a phone in the office rings and rings and rings, for like 20 rings. You pick the phone up on the persons behalf and the caller asks if the person is around. I feel like saying, "Well if He or She was in fact sitting at their workstation, do you think they would let it ring 20 times!! :x

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Re: What gets your goat?

Post by Lily » Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:50 pm

OMG. Do you really want me to answer this? I'm a wife and mother, 'nuff said (Shell, RG and Moo amongst others will get what I mean I'm sure LOL).

I'll try and keep away from family related "Goat Getting" and instead stick to something I've already whinged about here:

Roadworks signs demanding you slow down, when there's no roadworks in sight! Even worse when you get slowed down for "ghost works" and then there's no sign to increase you back to your original speed - so then you're just guessing as to what speed you should be doing.

Really gets on my nerves :x

Oh! Door to door sales people - they get on my nerves big time!

Oh! And people driving when disqualified, or drink driving, particularly when they have passengers in the car - that REALLY makes my blood boil. Such a selfish act.

I'd better stop now :P

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Re: What gets your goat?

Post by rikjpool » Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:12 pm

Biggest one from me would have to overly impatient drivers.

I had some idiot middle aged woman in a 1tonner yesterday afternoon come screaming up behind me and sat right on my arse for a good 200meters honking her horn and flashing her lights at me, and then decided to overtake me on double white lines, absolutely screaming past whilst flipping me a pretty bird. Then 1km up the road I see her getting out of the car and head into the fish & chip shop. And all this happened in a 40KPH (constant) sign posted school zone at 2:30pm.

Bendigo is known as the Hoon Capital, and I tell you what its really becoming it for a reason, and I'm getting reallllllly sick of it.
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Re: What gets your goat?

Post by AUS_Twisted » Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:28 pm

There's some good ones here.

Sniper
1. Yeah or people driving in heavy rain/storms with no lights on, very dangerous.

Lily
Door to door sales people - they get on my nerves big time!

Yeah and how about those annoying calls from overseas always trying to sell you something (oh but you won a holiday lol), I got to the point where I pretty much told 1 Indian to F... off. A few times I've answered, put music on and walked away lol

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Biggest one from me would have to overly impatient drivers.

That annoys me to, people tailgating you when your already doing the speed limit. What I do to these people is brake check them lol, most of the time I drive with left foot braking so it's really easy to hit the brakes and accelerate at the same time. I only do this if someone is driving far to close and it usually works as they back off. It's funny I learned to drive like that years before I got my license from driving simulations on PC where your braking and throttle reactions need to be really fast.

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Re: What gets your goat?

Post by mad*moo73 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:05 pm

I am the mother of a 13 year old female! I could dedicate a thread to her antics but instead I will give one example. Daughter informs me she wants to go shopping at Southland with her friends. OK with me had nothing else planned. Madam walks out in a pair of jeans & a singlet top!!! This was on saturday, the temp. here was about 10 degrees! Tell her to put a jacket or jumper on. Looks at me like I just informed her I will be sending her to a convent to finish her education(I may still do that). I haven't got any tops mum, yes you have & proceed to produce half a dozen. And now the tears. Tears because I asked to put a warm top on. Tears!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! To her disgust she changes her top, hops in the car & wouldn't talk to me the whole way to Southland. All this drama over a long sleeved bloody top!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: What gets your goat?

Post by Lily » Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:32 pm

ROFL!

Who's willing to bet that a certain 13 year old young lady, upon arrival at Southland on Saturday, immediately took off said long sleeved top the second mum/chaffeur service was out of sight?

Sooooooooo looking forward to teenage years :? :P

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Re: What gets your goat?

Post by daviescr » Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:10 pm

Tell you what gets on my goat. The news media. Just watched 7 News, reporting on the planned police blitz on knives - doing spot searches. Great, that's ok. But they go one step further and announce exactly where the blitzes will be - every inner suburban rail station between now and 10pm tonight. Way to go, idiots.

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Re: What gets your goat?

Post by Karl Lijnders » Sat Jul 03, 2010 1:55 am

Chris I agree with you. It was outrageous and somewhat sloppy journalism!!! Go and report on something more worthwhile!!!
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Post by Beatrix Kiddo » Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:24 pm

daviescr wrote:Tell you what gets on my goat. The news media. Just watched 7 News, reporting on the planned police blitz on knives - doing spot searches. Great, that's ok. But they go one step further and announce exactly where the blitzes will be - every inner suburban rail station between now and 10pm tonight. Way to go, idiots.
The law regarding knife searches requires searches to be publicly announced when & where they are happening. Stupid i know, but thats the law. They even put signs up at some stations indicating when they will be searching.

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Re: What gets your goat?

Post by droughtbreaker » Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:50 pm

Had to laugh at 7 news tonight. Lead story was that Dannii Minogue was having a baby, then it was today's Ben Cousins media throng, story about nothing. Later on they had Lindsay Lohan's court case and verdict and Zac Dawson leaving court after being fined for driving whilst suspended. Could barely find a genuine news item amongst all the trash. Of course after that you get half an hour of the complete mindless trash that is Today Tonight. Channel 7 seem to be competing with channel 10 for who can appeal most to the lowest common denominator.

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Re: What gets your goat?

Post by mad*moo73 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:45 pm

Even channel 9 had a live cross to the hospital where Dannii had her baby - like who gives a .....ck!!!!!!
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Re: What gets your goat?

Post by AUS_Twisted » Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:23 am

Thats one of the reasons why I don't bother watching the news most nights unless I want to see a report on something specific which I usually use the internet for anyway. I mostly get sick of hearing negative stories, something bad has happened somewhere or people have been killed etc etc. One of the good things about going camping (especially on the coast one of my fav places) without having a TV to watch is you don't care or worry about what else is going on in the World, just relax and enjoy yourself.

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Re: What gets your goat?

Post by athearn2 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:52 pm

All the ads on tv telling us all about the evils of speeding,so the govt can justify all the cameras they have now
Bl**dy mob of wa**ers

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Re: What gets your goat?

Post by Karl Lijnders » Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:19 am

LOL!!
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Re: What gets your goat?

Post by HoldenV8 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:10 pm

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I just buy one rug online in Australia for my office.

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Re: What gets your goat?

Post by Geoff » Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:16 pm

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All the carpet stores should have kids rugs, even Bunnings have a few.
Not sure if I were a kid I'd be too impressed with Santa leaving me a rug for Christmas though! :)
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