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March 26th, 2006

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06:55 pm - Surprising things ...
Some things which I'm still surprised by over here :

1. The abominable stock management of Sainsbury's (and others) - you can't count on items being available in different stores, or still being available next time you want to buy them, or actually being on the shelves when you're trying to buy.

2. A truck driver, going at 60mph on a two-lane motorway, deciding to overtake a truck doing approximately 59.999mph. This takes approximately half the length of Britain to accomplish and results in a massive tail-back of cars who'd rather be doing anywhere from 60.01mph to 120mph behind it. What are they thinking ?

3. The non-clinginess of cling film/food wrap over here.

4. Motorists in busy city traffic creating gaps, letting other drivers turn in front of them, letting buses out, and generally being co-operative rather than competitive.

5. How mild a 10 degree day can feel (after three months of daily maximums averaging around 5).
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Date:March 26th, 2006 06:11 pm (UTC)
#3 is probably just because people don't understand cling wrap. and complain that it sticks to itself and bunches up, so they make it less clingy so it doesn't do that any more..

Nevermind that it defeats the purpose of the idea...

people, intellegent to the last drop
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Date:March 26th, 2006 11:04 pm (UTC)
re item 4: I did enjoy learning to drive in Cambridge. Most of the roads are so narrow, if you don't learn a bit of courtesy then noone gets anywhere at all! We really are spoiled in Australia...
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Date:March 27th, 2006 12:22 am (UTC)
I remember having to shop for an SCA feast in Wales to be held on the first weekend in January. You would think that the big supermarket chains would work out post-Christmas restocking, but by the 5th of January they all still had shelves that were only one third full. ALL the shelves. Unbelievable!
Date:March 27th, 2006 08:33 pm (UTC)
Yes on all counts (this goes for every saisbury up and down the country - hence the common term "Moscow Saisbury - because it's like shopping in Cold War Russia" (what? run out of potatoes again?)). Though your description of 4. is much more generous that I would incline. I find I am usually behind the idiot who decides to stop dead in the middle of the road to let someone through. WHEN THERE IS A MASSIVE GAP BEHIND ME. (or someone stops to let me through whent there is a massive gap behind _them_ and they could have proceeded without incident and I would have had to wait a whole extra second. woo.)

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