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Onemunki says: We live in a world of genuine tragedy, starvation and terror. So, after hearing stories of cruise line passengers complaining at the air conditioning breaking down, what stories of sheer single-minded self-pity get your goat?

(, Thu 1 Mar 2012, 12:00)
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Whenever bad cycling is raised, such as red-light jumping or riding on the pavement
The invariable response from cyclists is "But car drivers behave badly!"

It's as if they think such self-pity justifies such behaviour.

You may now call the irony police for QOTW - it's a fair cop and I won't object.
(, Mon 5 Mar 2012, 10:18, 8 replies)

I am a driver and a cyclist, and when i'm driving, i fucking hate cyclists with a passion, always getting in my way. I actually want them to die.

When i'm cycling, i fucking hate car drivers with a passion, pulling out on me and holding me up on junctions.

How hypocritical is that?
(, Mon 5 Mar 2012, 14:40, closed)
I like it
when cyclists complain that their lack of consideration, ignorance and crap riding ability leads them to be turned into a bloody red smear on the tarmac by the 18 wheel jugganaught that they tried to undertake in the mistaken belief that a lycra full body condom will protect them.
(, Mon 5 Mar 2012, 15:04, closed)
As a pedestrian and a cyclist
It amuses me endlessly to be considerate to pedestrians when cycling - stopping at red lights and zebra crossings, for example - and then watching the looks of sheer incredulity on the faces of the pedestrians
(, Mon 5 Mar 2012, 15:18, closed)
I'm not surpised at the incredulity,
you must be unique. Good on yer though.
(, Mon 5 Mar 2012, 23:14, closed)
The "People's Republic of Davis, California"
is a bike-friendly city. So much so that despite cyclists going the wrong way on the streets, talking on their phones whilst ignoring stop signs and red lights, they fail to get tickets.

I'm seriously pissed off, as the vast majority of motorists do obey the sodding law, and if they don't the rozzers jump on them from a great height.
(, Tue 6 Mar 2012, 0:34, closed)
I ride everywhere with the kids, not having a car.
most places round my way are small roads or have cars piled up on one side, so I ride on the pavement most of the time otherwise there builds up a big old que behind me, even at speed. Way I see it, i'm doing the cars a favour, and I'm less likely to have my pretty face smashed into a windscreen. So there.
(, Tue 6 Mar 2012, 9:49, closed)
Yep. And no doubt you welcome strangers taking shortcuts through your back garden too.
Or is that different somehow, because it's private?
(, Tue 6 Mar 2012, 10:53, closed)
This is OK
As long as you keep to a safe speed and realize that you're not supposed to be on the pavement.

In London the cyclists on the pavement invariably hurtle at you, expecting you to get out of their way (or collide with them). These are the ones I quite happily knock off/down.
(, Tue 6 Mar 2012, 12:17, closed)

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