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Captain Placid asks: What annoying things do significant others, workmates and other people in general do that drive you up the wall? Do you want to kill your other half over their obsessive fridge magnet collection? Driven to distraction over your manager's continued use of Comic Sans (The Font of Champions)? Tell us.

(, Thu 4 Oct 2012, 12:11)
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Chopped and blended pearoast re The female expectation of male telepathy
I have found that ALL the women I have spent time with CANNOT WAIT FOR INFORMATION.
If a situation arises that necessitates waiting for information they won't shut up about it. For instance, when I was married, my (now ex) wife's car went wrong. I booked it into a garage (warranty claim) for the next day.
As soon as I got home she started.
"What do you think is wrong"?
"I have no idea, that's why the garage is doing the work"
"What will they do to the car"?
"I don't know, that's why the garage is doing the work, utilising their specific knowledge of the marque".
"How long will they take"?
"I don't know, that's why you've got a courtesy car all day".
"What do you think is wrong"?
And while I'm at it, how do women think men get information? I mean, I've been sitting in front of you all the time while you asked the questions, I had no idea 5 minutes ago, I've not seen another human being or used any communication device in those 5 minutes because you've been badgering me for answers to questions that I can't answer, so where do you think I've got the information from, fucking telepathy?
(, Mon 8 Oct 2012, 10:37, 10 replies)
this is familiar.
What you have to do is just make something up.

"How many people live in Tokyo?"


"OK, thanks"
(, Mon 8 Oct 2012, 10:50, closed)
Then again, I am a girl and have had to do the same for worrisome men on more than one occasion.
(, Mon 8 Oct 2012, 11:22, closed)
Who seriously uses
"marque" in everyday conversation.
Are you 2 Uni Lit. Profs or summat?
(, Mon 8 Oct 2012, 10:57, closed)
And what do tents have to do with car maintenance?

(, Mon 8 Oct 2012, 11:23, closed)
I think the problem identified here is
if you use unnecessarily poncey words in everyday conversation simply to sound clever, the only women that will share bodily fluids with you are weapons-grade inane mithering nutters.

I think we can all learn a little from this.
(, Mon 8 Oct 2012, 11:30, closed)
My guess is
He didn't want to reveal what brand of car in ze posting, so "marque" was a substitute for b3tard reading.
(, Mon 8 Oct 2012, 18:38, closed)
would presumably make it an Accord.
(, Tue 9 Oct 2012, 11:10, closed)
Alfa Romeo
Accord is a model, Honda would be the marque.
(, Tue 9 Oct 2012, 13:10, closed)

But surely when you drop the car into the garage you ask what they think might be the problem? I hate when people blindly go day to day without asking questions, so of course ask questions at every stage. As the old saying goes, no such thing as a stupid question. Do you beat your wife regularly for such indiscretions?
(, Mon 8 Oct 2012, 13:02, closed)
Nope, didn't ask them a thing
Warranty claim = their problem.
(, Mon 8 Oct 2012, 15:25, closed)

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