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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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My Car
The remote control on my car has a really annoying 'security feature' you click it once and it only unlocks dead bolts (whatever they are) you have to click it again to actually unlock it...and even then it will only unlock the driver door it takes a third click to unlock all the other doors.

Every single time I forget and stand there like an idiot trying to pull open a locked door it drives me mad.
(, Mon 5 Mar 2012, 13:23, 9 replies)
are locks that can't be opened from either side. Click 1 would enable someone inside the car to open the doors.

Most cars can be reprogrammed to act differently. Google some forums for your make/model - if it's a really irritating problem, chances are someone will have posted about it.

Mine has about 15 different locking permutations that you can chop and change around via a menu.
(, Mon 5 Mar 2012, 13:26, closed)
I know this feeling.
No amount of clicking ever opens the door I want, on my car.
(, Mon 5 Mar 2012, 13:47, closed)
"stand there like an idiot" This is because you are an idiot
Even chimps are capable of learning by repetition.
(, Mon 5 Mar 2012, 14:06, closed)
Not as annoying as stop/start engines and fucking hill assist.
If I wanted my engine to cut out every time I got to the lights or paused in traffic I'd turn the key (or hell I might even deliberately stall it if I was feeling like a twat). When on a hill I generally find it quite simple to use a spare hand to gently press a button and release a handbrake, they're often conveniently placed right where this hand can find them (almost by design one might imagine). It is not a system that baffles me nor do I find it taxing. Having to work out the curious order in which to press buttons and flashing lights just so that I can move forward has not eased my life.

Vorsprung durch technic ? Backwards if you ask me.
(, Mon 5 Mar 2012, 15:37, closed)
Sound's like you've reached 'that age'

(, Mon 5 Mar 2012, 19:42, closed)
Certainly feels like it.
*pulls trousers up a bit higher and pops handkerchief in top pocket*
(, Mon 5 Mar 2012, 22:27, closed)
I quite like
it when you're actually driving. Not that I can;t do a hill start with a handbrake, it's just easier.

It pisses me off that you have to have your foot on the brake to manually disengage it though. It surprises me how often that is inconvenient.

My car also has the added irritation of needing the clutch pressed down to start. That's a pointless bit of nannying, and also an inconvenience.
(, Tue 6 Mar 2012, 11:39, closed)
Funnily enough that doesn't annoy me at all
Although it is nannying and it does occasionally confuse me when I am in a hurry. Even the big sign flashing at me to push the clutch isn't obvious enough sometimes!
(, Tue 6 Mar 2012, 14:35, closed)
It might just be that I live in a street
with only on street parking, and every now and then I have to shunt the car backward or forwards a few feet to make a space for my motorbike.

I'd normally just half get in the car, start it and move using tickover. Don't need two feet in the car.

It's just more farting about. I'm being fussy.
(, Tue 6 Mar 2012, 14:42, closed)

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