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People who say "less" when they mean "fewer" ought to be turned into soup, the soup fed to baboons and the baboons fired into an active volcano. What has you grinding your teeth with rage, and why?

Suggested by Smash Monkey

(, Thu 31 Mar 2011, 14:36)
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Radio etiquette
I work as a minicab driver for a large London-based firm who use radios to communicate with their drivers. What really gets my goat is the number of people who seem to have absolutely no grasp of correct radio etiquette.

It should be something like the following:

Driver: 'Charlie Papa 1-9-1' (my callsign)
Controller: 'Charlie Papa 1-9-1'
D: '*insert message here*'
C: 'Roger/further instructions'
D: 'Roger'
(driver and controller parts are pretty much interchangeable depending on who needs to pass on information)

Instead you get drivers calling, then not giving the contoller a message; or drivers giving their callsign and their message all in one go without waiting for the controller to acknowledge them; or drivers trying to call over the top of other drivers; or drivers not responding to the controller when he's trying to get hold of them; or... You get the idea. It should be easy, but for some people the concept seems to be beyond them!

Apologies for nicheness and length, but I have to put up with this incompetence for 11 hours a day...
(, Wed 6 Apr 2011, 22:07, 2 replies)
it always makes me angry hearing 'over and out'.

No! Over means that you are expecting a response to your last. Out means that you aren't.

(, Thu 7 Apr 2011, 1:02, closed)
You forgot say
"Over". How do they know you have finished giving that part of the exchange?

Mind you, I find just keying a microphone and saying "Ribbit" or doing Kamikaze pilot flashback radio messages pisses "real" radio users off a lot more than me not saying "Over" when I'm finished, I can tell you. Or just farting. (Those exchanges are short in the real world, you can only do one or two farts before they rise in pitch to danger levels and you follow through...)

Edit: Ah fuck it, I started typing this before I saw the reply above. Bloody telly!
(, Thu 7 Apr 2011, 1:20, closed)

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