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9 hours ago, Empty It said:

Is there an app delivery drivers use to give the fastest route with multiple destinations?

Occasionally do service work and go to quite a few sites over a few days, would be nice to get the easiest route rather than going back on myself constantly. 

Would have been useful for the organisers of the Winter Dance Party Tour (in which Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper died)

 

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12 hours ago, Empty It said:

Is there an app delivery drivers use to give the fastest route with multiple destinations?

Occasionally do service work and go to quite a few sites over a few days, would be nice to get the easiest route rather than going back on myself constantly. 

I was a delivery driver, before any smartphone was invented, and used to do it by map, then memory.

At the end of my service 4 YEAR TOUR OF DUTY, that device 'GPS' stick to your windscreen was just coming in....you could put a few addresses into the wee thing and it would give you the quickest route.

I'm an old c**t, and love stopping and asking folk, until I came here....they couldn't tell you the end of their garden.

I think, I've posted before, in my spare room I have a road map of Scotland, next to Thailand, gone are the days of Sam Fox and my Livingston Rave fliers😒

ETA- love the B827

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From above....

I'd just came to Thailand and bought a wee motor, first of the family.

Someone died, the wifes uncle, I drove the family all 6 aunties to the house each evening for prayers. Took about 40 minutes on their directions.

Sitting during the said prayers and my inner GPS is saying 'what the f**k are you doing'

End of the 2nd evening I took a left out the driveway rather than a right, with gasps all round.

10 mins we were back home.

Absolute silence on the other evening driving there.  They had been driving that way for 50 fucking years. 

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1 hour ago, SlipperyP said:

From above....

I'd just came to Thailand and bought a wee motor, first of the family.

Someone died, the wifes uncle, I drove the family all 6 aunties to the house each evening for prayers. Took about 40 minutes on their directions.

Sitting during the said prayers and my inner GPS is saying 'what the f**k are you doing'

End of the 2nd evening I took a left out the driveway rather than a right, with gasps all round.

10 mins we were back home.

Absolute silence on the other evening driving there.  They had been driving that way for 50 fucking years. 

They didn't own the local petrol station by any chance?

I know what you mean though, exactly the same here when you ask directions whether on foot or by car.  They never, ever admit they don't know anything so you have to acquire a bullshit detector or you're fucked.  

When we take a taxi we always fix the price as I can't be arsed with the games they play to increase the fare by ten-bob.  

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9 minutes ago, hk blues said:

They didn't own the local petrol station by any chance?

I know what you mean though, exactly the same here when you ask directions whether on foot or by car.  They never, ever admit they don't know anything so you have to acquire a bullshit detector or you're fucked.  

When we take a taxi we always fix the price as I can't be arsed with the games they play to increase the fare by ten-bob.  

  1. No I grabbed the owner on one occasion as he tried to grope my sons penis, A THAI THING HAHAA. no on my watch. so have to go elsewhere
  2. yes, scared to say they don't know, took me 7 hours first time to Hua Hin on the wifes direction, thats with me stopping 3 time to ask...no got a clue.
  3. I don't use taxies unless in BKK, fucking hate it. As you say fixed price can be good. I take a photo of their ID on the dashboard and then say let's go, no fucking about M8.

eta Hua Hin is 5 hours with 3 food breaks. 4 hours for me

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Just remembered...

First time my mother in law got in the car, I asked her to put the seat belt on

her words 'why, are you going to drive like a mad man'

give me strength

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16 minutes ago, SlipperyP said:

Just remembered...

First time my mother in law got in the car, I asked her to put the seat belt on

her words 'why, are you going to drive like a mad man'

give me strength

When I was a kid, my mum would drive me and my pal to nursery. We sat in the boot of the Cortina Estate, no seatbelts, and had great fun rolling about as the car went round corners. 

Kids these days have booster seats and seatbelts, and a joyless outlook for the future. 

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3 minutes ago, scottsdad said:

When I was a kid, my mum would drive me and my pal to nursery. We sat in the boot of the Cortina Estate, no seatbelts, and had great fun rolling about as the car went round corners. 

Kids these days have booster seats and seatbelts, and a joyless outlook for the future. 

11 folk in a mini clubman from Stratheden Hospital to KIrkcaldy, Pathhead, don;t think we had seat belts on.  All I know was my Dad was  a whisky botttle down.

Got to about 1 mile then ditched the car, we all walked the rest, while my Dad waited for the police to tow him out the ditch and escorted him back home,  handshakes all round.

The world gone mad woke.

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4 hours ago, scottsdad said:

When I was a kid, my mum would drive me and my pal to nursery. We sat in the boot of the Cortina Estate, no seatbelts, and had great fun rolling about as the car went round corners. 

Kids these days have booster seats and seatbelts, and a joyless outlook for the future. 

 

3 hours ago, SlipperyP said:

11 folk in a mini clubman from Stratheden Hospital to KIrkcaldy, Pathhead, don;t think we had seat belts on.  All I know was my Dad was  a whisky botttle down.

Got to about 1 mile then ditched the car, we all walked the rest, while my Dad waited for the police to tow him out the ditch and escorted him back home,  handshakes all round.

The world gone mad woke.

I was saying to my kids the other day about being U11 and playing for the BB football team on Saturday mornings.

Sometimes we had the luxury of 3 cars to an away game, but mostly the entire 13 players were squished into 2 motors, and transported to wherever in the G82/83/84 postcodes we happened to be playing.

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5 hours ago, hk blues said:

When we take a taxi we always fix the price as I can't be arsed with the games they play to increase the fare by ten-bob.  

Is this a South East Asia thing? Taxi drivers being c***s? I lived in Singapore, when I first arrived they would always take the scenic route round Changi airport to get to the house, cost about 30% more than it should. Boy I worked with, who had been living there a while, came back to my house after a night out, called a taxi driver out on his antics when he started to take the long way round, aye proper raging with him and told him to stop the meter because that's all he was getting. After that they were just told from me that I knew the shortest route and don't go any other way.

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12 hours ago, Boghead ranter said:

 

I was saying to my kids the other day about being U11 and playing for the BB football team on Saturday mornings.

Sometimes we had the luxury of 3 cars to an away game, but mostly the entire 13 players were squished into 2 motors, and transported to wherever in the G82/83/84 postcodes we happened to be playing.

Cars, you had cars?  It was Alexander buses for us!

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11 hours ago, johnnydun said:

Is this a South East Asia thing? Taxi drivers being c***s? I lived in Singapore, when I first arrived they would always take the scenic route round Changi airport to get to the house, cost about 30% more than it should. Boy I worked with, who had been living there a while, came back to my house after a night out, called a taxi driver out on his antics when he started to take the long way round, aye proper raging with him and told him to stop the meter because that's all he was getting. After that they were just told from me that I knew the shortest route and don't go any other way.

Not just SE Asia, but definitely including.  Same happened in Hong Kong frequently but once we'd gotten acclimatised we knew the script was to let the driver take whatever scenic route they liked but only pay the going rate and ignore the meter - never really an issue as the Police were in abundance and took a dim view of such practices by taxi drivers.  Here in the Philippines it's not really an issue as we always fix the price and we also don't have a lot of tourists so the practice isn't widespread.

 

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24 minutes ago, Hedgecutter said:

In Paper-Scissors-Stone, do you show your hand on three, or as a 'shoot' following the one-two-three count?

The latter. Anyone using the former was immediately identified by the Operation Yewtree officers as "one for the watching".

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Not really sure where to write this and I fully understand any backlash. I've a mates funeral tomorrow who felt as though this world wasn't for him anymore. I've never attended a funeral of someone who has taken that road - mainly because I hate how they felt they couldn't speak to me. This guy was great to me and one of the few (apart from here) who I did confide in and he listened. 

I feel more awful for going to this one if I never the others.

What is the consensus? I'll still be at the wake - as I was the others, mostly.

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