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Posted By: DAC

  • AskCy wrote:
    :lol: :lol: :lol:
    and don't get me going on " the supermarket 'Aisle Blocker'" either !!.. :evil:
    :lol:

Anyone familiar with Kokkinos supermarket will be fully aware of that really narrow bit which is in the back of the Freezer area. I stopped to allow an old guy and his grand child through only for the obstinate old git to stop and use his mobile phone and block the entire passage. Not sure if he spoke any English, but after I ended my barrage of expletives he never even raised an eyebrow...!
The boss got fed up with me being loud every time we encountered an Aisle Blocker so we now employ counter-measures. This involves us doing our peak time shopping at the nearby M&S food hall, it might be a couple of quid dearer, but you don't tend to encounter any Blocker's, or Dawdler's, so the entire experience is much less stressful. :lol: :lol:



Posted By: 2diffs

1. Not having lights on when it's getting dark.
2. Not having fog lights on when foggy.
3. Having fog lights on when sunny.
4. Middle lane hoggers.
5. Boy racer cnuts who think it's acceptable to have crappy blue led lights showing at the front of their car, thinking that they are the dogs.
6. Lack of indication.
7. Lack of courtesy.
8. The idiot woman this morning who, whilst sat in stationary traffic, allowed her car to roll backwards and into mine, even though I was sounding my horn to warn her. And then she asked me 'What happened?'
9. people who take corners in little cars like they have 60 ft trailors behind them.
10. indicators ARE NOT optional extras.
11. get of yourphones.
12. perfectly able people parking in disabled because they too bone idle to walk that extra 10 foot.
13. boy racers whose stereo systems cost 3 time more than the car.
14. W*** who tailgate - And always Audi's/BMW's/Merc's/White vans.
15 Terwats who stop at traffic lights and think it's a good time for a phone call. They sit there on their phones like the selfish cnuts that they are as the lights go green before tearing away just as the lights go red again..... Maybe more annoying the window lickers who sit at green lights revving their little 1.1 litre drain piped shopping trolleys and then wheelspin away as they go red.
16. F***s who think indicators are optional!
17. Taxi drivers who think they have the right to go anywhere, whenever they like!
18. Audi/BMW Estate drivers who think they are the Stig. (Autobahn is a prime example!)
19. W****rs who think they can park absolutely anywhere they like! IT'S THE UK, NOT CYPRUS!!!!!!!!
20. Ancient folk who struggle to walk let alone drive. Slow, all over the road and all you can
see is a pair of knuckles on the steering wheel and a tuft of grey hair!!!!!!!
21. W****s with exhausts like dustbins! Who, think its just great to blast up the road at daft o clock at night/morning!!
The list goes on, and on, and on.
But this a selection of postings from people living the UK, maybe Cyprus driving is'nt so bad after all :lol: :lol:
PS Female joggers on the opposite pavement causing a distraction.

Posted By: 404

Nice post, but I do think Cyprus is 100 % worse, tailgating in Cyprus is a huge problem - this is what causes most accidents on the Nicosia highway IMO. I've never ever in my driving life seen so many impatient drivers as what there are in Cyprus. But from what my work colleagues tell me, Egypt & Lebannon is in a different league to Cyprus so I guess we should be thankful.

Posted By: DAC

Causes of road rage...? Simple, all the other drivers on the road..... :lol:

Posted By: Kwacka

Can I add 'fog lights on when its raining'?

Posted By: MCM Carrington

Love it 2diffs :D and still smile at that Avitar :D

Posted By: AskCy

don't get me started, there really isn't enough time left in the day... :lol:

Posted By: pantheman

We should all stick to donkeys :lol: :lol: :lol:





Posted By: Deanna

  • pantheman wrote:
    We should all stick to donkeys :lol: :lol: :lol:

- I wish we could! IMO the bloke who invented the motor-car didn't do us a favour AT ALL.
'Stop the world, I want to get off'...............anyone else feel like this sometimes - or is it just me getting old an cranky?

Posted By: Steve - SJD

  • Deanna wrote:
    • pantheman wrote:
      We should all stick to donkeys :lol: :lol: :lol:

    - I wish we could! IMO the bloke who invented the motor-car didn't do us a favour AT ALL.
    'Stop the world, I want to get off'...............anyone else feel like this sometimes - or is it just me getting old an cranky?

Deanna - i'd be happy to take that lovely car of yours off your hands :wink: :D
Cheers
Steve

Posted By: Deanna

  • Steve - SJD wrote:
    • Deanna wrote:
      • pantheman wrote:
        We should all stick to donkeys :lol: :lol: :lol:

      - I wish we could! IMO the bloke who invented the motor-car didn't do us a favour AT ALL.
      'Stop the world, I want to get off'...............anyone else feel like this sometimes - or is it just me getting old an cranky?

    Deanna - i'd be happy to take that lovely car of yours off your hands :wink: :D
    Cheers
    Steve

Steve LOL.....even if the Road Tax has gone up x10 to 513 this year? (won't know until I get back on Sunday/Monday!

Posted By: Steve - SJD

  • Deanna wrote:
    • Steve - SJD wrote:
      • Deanna wrote:
        • pantheman wrote:
          We should all stick to donkeys :lol: :lol: :lol:

        - I wish we could! IMO the bloke who invented the motor-car didn't do us a favour AT ALL.
        'Stop the world, I want to get off'...............anyone else feel like this sometimes - or is it just me getting old an cranky?

      Deanna - i'd be happy to take that lovely car of yours off your hands :wink: :D
      Cheers
      Steve

    Steve LOL.....even if the Road Tax has gone up x10 to 513 this year? (won't know until I get back on Sunday/Monday!

er... maybe not then :? :lol:
Cheers
Steve

Posted By: terri

I find with the Cypriot driving they like to take all the time in the world and drive as leisurely as they can until someone gets in front of them when they must immediately overtake and get them off the road by horn honking, light flashing and general swerving around at mad speeds until past the offending car who dared to get in the same road as them. Once past its back to the pootling along sedately. Apart from Taxi drivers then its mad all the way.......

Posted By: AskCy

never had a problem with driving in Cyprus.. been all over... Paralimni, Protaras, Ayia Napa, Larnaca, Limmasol, Pafos, Nicosia and varying bits in between...

Posted By: mouse

  • AskCy wrote:
    never had a problem with driving in Cyprus.. been all over... Paralimni, Protaras, Ayia Napa, Larnaca, Limmasol, Pafos, Nicosia and varying bits in between...

Suggest you go to the nearest opticians, or to the doctors. :lol: :arrow: :lol:



Posted By: pav

  • AskCy wrote:
    never had a problem with driving in Cyprus.. been all over... Paralimni, Protaras, Ayia Napa, Larnaca, Limmasol, Pafos, Nicosia and varying bits in between...

frightens the shi-ite out of me every time i go out.
luckily so far compensating for airheads has kept me alive.
paul...

Posted By: davethechip1

I have driven thousands of kilometres in cyprus with no problem, just gotta switch to Cypriot mode when I put the keys in the car :twisted: Just been to Germany, the autobahns are very disciplined even though they are fast but they feel safe.

Posted By: AskCy

I drive with this in mind...(and it doesn't matter if I'm driving in the UK or Cyprus) "everyone else is an idiot, don't presume they will be doing what you should be able to expect" When I first learnt to drive you could more or less know what everyone on the road was going to do by knowing the highway code. If someone wasn't indicating then they would be going straight on, if they were indicating they would be turning... etc etc... Now it appears people have been opening a lot of Christmas Crackers and doing a lot of lucky dips as thats obviously where they have got their licenses from ! So bare this in mind and leave nice big gaps, look behind, look ahead... that junction coming up could have someone drive straight through it, or the bloke in the outside lane might want to come off at it and will just cut straight through where you are as if you don't exist.... so make sure you are ready, ease off, cover the brakes etc.... works for me...just remember everyone else is an idiot ! Steve

Posted By: DAC

  • AskCy wrote:

    Now it appears people have been opening a lot of Christmas Crackers and doing a lot of lucky dips as thats obviously where they have got their licenses from !
    works for me...just remember everyone else is an idiot !
    Steve

There's two types of drivers on the roads, those that are awake and aware of their surroundings, and those that aren't.
Much of this I personally put down to 'Mongdom'. A state of being whereby 'The Mong' is that engulfed in their own little bubble that nothing outside of it matters, or exists. This state is brought about by many things, bad health and diet, a lack of awareness for others or by 'The Mong' living in a dream lifestyle that is modelled on one of the many TV soaps that suck the life from their brain or from one of the near perfect lifestyles that are lived on the soaps that are produced by our American cousins.
The Mong comes in many guises and you will come across them at almost every place that you go. These range from the supermarket 'Aisle Blocker' who uses their body parts, namely their massive arrse, and their trolley to takeover the entire aisle and deny anyone else access to products along it.
To the high street dawdlers that have a government issued family of ten, all dressed in nylon tracksuits and all smoking. The Dawdlers will stop, change direction or swear out loud without any warning. These types are of more annoyance when at indoor shopping centres.
Then comes the 'Car Mong'. The car mong is the most dangerous of all the mong's as this mong has a say over your life. Amongst other things this Mong will make no signals, will be close enough to you to read the small print on your number plate and will also normally be required to come to a virtual standstill before going around a corner. The car mong cannot see further than the end of their own cars bonnet, nor further behind them than their boot of their car. They can also only drive a two speed's, these being way-to-fast, or painfully, and often dangerously, slow. The car Mong must be avoided at all costs.
Tongue in cheek of course.. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Posted By: AskCy

:lol: :lol: :lol: and don't get me going on " the supermarket 'Aisle Blocker'" either !!.. :evil: I must point out one slight mistake in your summary..." they can't see further than their own bonnet"... often they aren't seeing that far as they look at the stereo, their mates in the car, make-up in the mirror, cigarette they are rolling or even have their eyes shut while they sing or try to remember what time they had their last beer/injection/smoke/pills... :lol:

Posted By: journo

For sure the driving in Cyprus is no worse than that in France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Greece, Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, India, Bahrain, Qatar, the UAE, Kuwait, South Africa, the Phillipines, and tens of other countries. In fact it's much better here. And I've seen absolutely appalling driving in the UK - almost always from men I'm sad to say. Makes returning to Cyprus a real pleasure. As for the stretched trailer convoys in Australia, or the nutters in America....

Posted By: 2diffs

Join the National Guard and be a menace to society!! This guy is parked and sitting in his cab. Maybe he intends to help directing the traffic after the collision.

PS there are plenty of spaces in the hospital car park ....Dhu




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