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Dangerous Passenger

By 15 November 2012 48

So there I was, motoring home along Parkes Way about 6pm this afternoon. As I went under the Kings Avenue overpass I noticed the passenger in the little green s***box in front of me stick his forearm out the window a little. I thought he was playing the old kids game of balancing his hand in the airflow, but sadly not.

What this total knob was doing was getting ready to drop his empty beer stubby on the road, which is what he did after a couple of seconds. The bottle went off like a grenade and shards of glass pattered against my car. If the windows had been down I could’ve had glass shards flying around inside my car.

I have never seen such contempt towards the environment and the safety of other road users. And this was particularly ironic because the tool was clearly wearing an orange Hi-Viz safety shirt at the time. So get stuffed Mr Safety Shirt Passenger Fool, and may the fleas of a thousand camels infest your pubic hair.

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48 Responses to Dangerous Passenger
#1
Leon8:53 am, 15 Nov 12

Did you report the details to the police?

#2
bundah9:14 am, 15 Nov 12

Leon said :

Did you report the details to the police?

To which they will probably respond with are you prepared to go to court and can you identify the farktard.

#3
Madam Cholet9:53 am, 15 Nov 12

It is a shame that most times when driving around Canberra, especially on the morning run or the afternoon drive home, (both trips with children in the car), that the drivers you note to be doing dumb things are wearing hi-viz vests – ‘dirty workers’ as one young lady I had a conversation with called them. And the car is normally populated by a number of other hi-viz wearing occupants who endorse the drivers actions.

I’ve had one or two run-ins with such cars and have wound down my window when stopped at traffic lights, (because we all know that their actions get them no further down the road than anyone else), to let them know that I have a child in the rear of the car and that they should be more responsible. Obviously they don’t take kindly to being confronted and you get a barrage of abuse, but maybe, just maybe they may think a bit more in the future…if that’s at all possible with their meager braincells.

#4
MMR10:12 am, 15 Nov 12

This comment relates to the hi-viz guys I saw in Gungahlin Maccas a couple of months ago. About 8 of them sat near us and took up the entire long table at one section of the store. They were all filthy dirty and covered in sweat & dirt, and their boots in big clods of mud. They totally trashed the area (nothing new there, I guess) and departed the store leaving mud and dirt all over the section where they’d been. Ages of the workers ranged from very young to about 50. No consideration for other people. Sure, they have a right to eat but really need to at least remove their boots before entering the store.

#5
Pitchka10:30 am, 15 Nov 12

He may be an avid manscaper, therefore lack of pubic hair to be infested with fleas.

#6
TheDancingDjinn10:35 am, 15 Nov 12

MMR said :

This comment relates to the hi-viz guys I saw in Gungahlin Maccas a couple of months ago. About 8 of them sat near us and took up the entire long table at one section of the store. They were all filthy dirty and covered in sweat & dirt, and their boots in big clods of mud. They totally trashed the area (nothing new there, I guess) and departed the store leaving mud and dirt all over the section where they’d been. Ages of the workers ranged from very young to about 50. No consideration for other people. Sure, they have a right to eat but really need to at least remove their boots before entering the store.

Yes! how disgusting of them to be out working all day in the sun, building things in our city, like say all those fuckin ugly houses in Crace or the Stupid tall apartment towers of Belconnen, Woden, and Civic and its surrounding suburbs? Fixing roads, fixing homes, building parks and car parks and when they are hungry you want them to go hide themselves because god forbid they go into a freaking McDonalds – because we all know kids are so clean in McDonalds. aren’t they?. Truly sickening to read this kind of stuff, putting shit on men who are out working from Dawn till Dusk while you either sit in a air conditioned office or at home on your arse finger painting with your kids. Which one is it oh person of such high distinction that you cannot see dirt covered working men in the street or begrudge them trying to eat what food they can get in their breaks from building the city you live in. ???

#7
DUB10:39 am, 15 Nov 12

Pitchka said :

He may be an avid manscaper, therefore lack of pubic hair to be infested with fleas.

LOL, true. Perhaps, he can have a terrible case of gonorrhoea instead.

#8
bundah10:41 am, 15 Nov 12

Perhaps we need a haz-mat stationed outside all macca’s stores :)

#9
maxblues11:10 am, 15 Nov 12

TheDancingDjinn said :

MMR said :

This comment relates to the hi-viz guys I saw in Gungahlin Maccas a couple of months ago. About 8 of them sat near us and took up the entire long table at one section of the store. They were all filthy dirty and covered in sweat & dirt, and their boots in big clods of mud. They totally trashed the area (nothing new there, I guess) and departed the store leaving mud and dirt all over the section where they’d been. Ages of the workers ranged from very young to about 50. No consideration for other people. Sure, they have a right to eat but really need to at least remove their boots before entering the store.

Yes! how disgusting of them to be out working all day in the sun, building things in our city, like say all those fuckin ugly houses in Crace or the Stupid tall apartment towers of Belconnen, Woden, and Civic and its surrounding suburbs? Fixing roads, fixing homes, building parks and car parks and when they are hungry you want them to go hide themselves because god forbid they go into a freaking McDonalds – because we all know kids are so clean in McDonalds. aren’t they?. Truly sickening to read this kind of stuff, putting shit on men who are out working from Dawn till Dusk while you either sit in a air conditioned office or at home on your arse finger painting with your kids. Which one is it oh person of such high distinction that you cannot see dirt covered working men in the street or begrudge them trying to eat what food they can get in their breaks from building the city you live in. ???

Agree, but did you mean to put a comma, between arse and finger?

#10
Madam Cholet11:26 am, 15 Nov 12

maxblues said :

TheDancingDjinn said :

MMR said :

This comment relates to the hi-viz guys I saw in Gungahlin Maccas a couple of months ago. About 8 of them sat near us and took up the entire long table at one section of the store. They were all filthy dirty and covered in sweat & dirt, and their boots in big clods of mud. They totally trashed the area (nothing new there, I guess) and departed the store leaving mud and dirt all over the section where they’d been. Ages of the workers ranged from very young to about 50. No consideration for other people. Sure, they have a right to eat but really need to at least remove their boots before entering the store.

Yes! how disgusting of them to be out working all day in the sun, building things in our city, like say all those fuckin ugly houses in Crace or the Stupid tall apartment towers of Belconnen, Woden, and Civic and its surrounding suburbs? Fixing roads, fixing homes, building parks and car parks and when they are hungry you want them to go hide themselves because god forbid they go into a freaking McDonalds – because we all know kids are so clean in McDonalds. aren’t they?. Truly sickening to read this kind of stuff, putting shit on men who are out working from Dawn till Dusk while you either sit in a air conditioned office or at home on your arse finger painting with your kids. Which one is it oh person of such high distinction that you cannot see dirt covered working men in the street or begrudge them trying to eat what food they can get in their breaks from building the city you live in. ???

Agree, but did you mean to put a comma, between arse and finger?

Disregarding the fact that I don’t know what an arse finger is, (and would rather not thank you), I disagree. It doesn’t matter where you choose to buy and eat your food, you do have an obligation to leave it in the way that you found it. And if you don’t want to take off your muddy boots, you should be asking for a broom with which to clean up your mess. I expect you would be one of those who moans about messy horrible children in eateries, and expects parents to clean up after their little darlings. Same thing.

#11
KB197111:27 am, 15 Nov 12

TheDancingDjinn said :

MMR said :

This comment relates to the hi-viz guys I saw in Gungahlin Maccas a couple of months ago. About 8 of them sat near us and took up the entire long table at one section of the store. They were all filthy dirty and covered in sweat & dirt, and their boots in big clods of mud. They totally trashed the area (nothing new there, I guess) and departed the store leaving mud and dirt all over the section where they’d been. Ages of the workers ranged from very young to about 50. No consideration for other people. Sure, they have a right to eat but really need to at least remove their boots before entering the store.

Yes! how disgusting of them to be out working all day in the sun, building things in our city, like say all those fuckin ugly houses in Crace or the Stupid tall apartment towers of Belconnen, Woden, and Civic and its surrounding suburbs? Fixing roads, fixing homes, building parks and car parks and when they are hungry you want them to go hide themselves because god forbid they go into a freaking McDonalds – because we all know kids are so clean in McDonalds. aren’t they?. Truly sickening to read this kind of stuff, putting shit on men who are out working from Dawn till Dusk while you either sit in a air conditioned office or at home on your arse finger painting with your kids. Which one is it oh person of such high distinction that you cannot see dirt covered working men in the street or begrudge them trying to eat what food they can get in their breaks from building the city you live in. ???

Maybe so but does that give them the right to go into someone elses store & treat it with a lack of respect?

I am a mechanic by trade and was always very mindful of what I did while in work uniform.

To the OP, you should try riding a bike sometime. Bottle breaking farktards are everywhere.

#12
TheDancingDjinn11:29 am, 15 Nov 12

maxblues said :

TheDancingDjinn said :

MMR said :

This comment relates to the hi-viz guys I saw in Gungahlin Maccas a couple of months ago. About 8 of them sat near us and took up the entire long table at one section of the store. They were all filthy dirty and covered in sweat & dirt, and their boots in big clods of mud. They totally trashed the area (nothing new there, I guess) and departed the store leaving mud and dirt all over the section where they’d been. Ages of the workers ranged from very young to about 50. No consideration for other people. Sure, they have a right to eat but really need to at least remove their boots before entering the store.

Yes! how disgusting of them to be out working all day in the sun, building things in our city, like say all those fuckin ugly houses in Crace or the Stupid tall apartment towers of Belconnen, Woden, and Civic and its surrounding suburbs? Fixing roads, fixing homes, building parks and car parks and when they are hungry you want them to go hide themselves because god forbid they go into a freaking McDonalds – because we all know kids are so clean in McDonalds. aren’t they?. Truly sickening to read this kind of stuff, putting shit on men who are out working from Dawn till Dusk while you either sit in a air conditioned office or at home on your arse finger painting with your kids. Which one is it oh person of such high distinction that you cannot see dirt covered working men in the street or begrudge them trying to eat what food they can get in their breaks from building the city you live in. ???

Agree, but did you mean to put a comma, between arse and finger?

I did mean to – thank you – the post I quoted ticked me off a bit ( I missed my morning coffee) and I missed putting it in. I will do better next time mein fuhrer hehe

#13
TheDancingDjinn11:38 am, 15 Nov 12

Madam Cholet said :

maxblues said :

TheDancingDjinn said :

MMR said :

This comment relates to the hi-viz guys I saw in Gungahlin Maccas a couple of months ago. About 8 of them sat near us and took up the entire long table at one section of the store. They were all filthy dirty and covered in sweat & dirt, and their boots in big clods of mud. They totally trashed the area (nothing new there, I guess) and departed the store leaving mud and dirt all over the section where they’d been. Ages of the workers ranged from very young to about 50. No consideration for other people. Sure, they have a right to eat but really need to at least remove their boots before entering the store.

Yes! how disgusting of them to be out working all day in the sun, building things in our city, like say all those fuckin ugly houses in Crace or the Stupid tall apartment towers of Belconnen, Woden, and Civic and its surrounding suburbs? Fixing roads, fixing homes, building parks and car parks and when they are hungry you want them to go hide themselves because god forbid they go into a freaking McDonalds – because we all know kids are so clean in McDonalds. aren’t they?. Truly sickening to read this kind of stuff, putting shit on men who are out working from Dawn till Dusk while you either sit in a air conditioned office or at home on your arse finger painting with your kids. Which one is it oh person of such high distinction that you cannot see dirt covered working men in the street or begrudge them trying to eat what food they can get in their breaks from building the city you live in. ???

Agree, but did you mean to put a comma, between arse and finger?

Disregarding the fact that I don’t know what an arse finger is, (and would rather not thank you), I disagree. It doesn’t matter where you choose to buy and eat your food, you do have an obligation to leave it in the way that you found it. And if you don’t want to take off your muddy boots, you should be asking for a broom with which to clean up your mess. I expect you would be one of those who moans about messy horrible children in eateries, and expects parents to clean up after their little darlings. Same thing.

Actually no – I do not begrudge people leaving mess, I do not begrudge people doing anything at all.. I’m not a whinger.
What I do take exception to is the snooty tone taken “Dirty Workers” seriously? like someone told you, that you were better than anyone else?
You want to make a mess fine, I personally do not care. I clean up after my own kids, and i make sure I am not in peoples way – doesn’t mean I whinge at people who have been working very hard all day and only have enough time to grab shit food like maccas. I give some people a break – it’s too bad your not as accommodating to your fellow human.

#14
maxblues11:45 am, 15 Nov 12

Madam Cholet said :

maxblues said :

TheDancingDjinn said :

MMR said :

This comment relates to the hi-viz guys I saw in Gungahlin Maccas a couple of months ago. About 8 of them sat near us and took up the entire long table at one section of the store. They were all filthy dirty and covered in sweat & dirt, and their boots in big clods of mud. They totally trashed the area (nothing new there, I guess) and departed the store leaving mud and dirt all over the section where they’d been. Ages of the workers ranged from very young to about 50. No consideration for other people. Sure, they have a right to eat but really need to at least remove their boots before entering the store.

Yes! how disgusting of them to be out working all day in the sun, building things in our city, like say all those fuckin ugly houses in Crace or the Stupid tall apartment towers of Belconnen, Woden, and Civic and its surrounding suburbs? Fixing roads, fixing homes, building parks and car parks and when they are hungry you want them to go hide themselves because god forbid they go into a freaking McDonalds – because we all know kids are so clean in McDonalds. aren’t they?. Truly sickening to read this kind of stuff, putting shit on men who are out working from Dawn till Dusk while you either sit in a air conditioned office or at home on your arse finger painting with your kids. Which one is it oh person of such high distinction that you cannot see dirt covered working men in the street or begrudge them trying to eat what food they can get in their breaks from building the city you live in. ???

Agree, but did you mean to put a comma, between arse and finger?

Disregarding the fact that I don’t know what an arse finger is, (and would rather not thank you), I disagree. It doesn’t matter where you choose to buy and eat your food, you do have an obligation to leave it in the way that you found it. And if you don’t want to take off your muddy boots, you should be asking for a broom with which to clean up your mess. I expect you would be one of those who moans about messy horrible children in eateries, and expects parents to clean up after their little darlings. Same thing.

If you don’t know, just google it.

#15
MMR12:01 pm, 15 Nov 12

Throwing glass bottles out of moving car or wearing muddy boots into a shop and leaving the mess for someone else to clean up – it doesn’t matter. Both are indicative if a lack of respect for our environment and other people, which I believe is the point of the OP.

#16
Madam Cholet12:24 pm, 15 Nov 12

MMR said :

Throwing glass bottles out of moving car or wearing muddy boots into a shop and leaving the mess for someone else to clean up – it doesn’t matter. Both are indicative if a lack of respect for our environment and other people, which I believe is the point of the OP.

Exactly. I was going to quote back the whole diatribe, and suggest that according to his opinion that it should be accepted. But you have said it nicely here.

I did also say that ‘dirty workers’ was something someone said to me, not my opinion. I have noticed that TheDancingDjin consistently fails to read things properly and as a consequence jumps to the wrong conclusion a lot.

#17
GardeningGirl2:01 pm, 15 Nov 12

MMR said :

Throwing glass bottles out of moving car or wearing muddy boots into a shop and leaving the mess for someone else to clean up – it doesn’t matter. Both are indicative if a lack of respect for our environment and other people, which I believe is the point of the OP.

+1

#18
Alderney2:15 pm, 15 Nov 12

TheDancingDjinn said :

MMR said :

This comment relates to the hi-viz guys I saw in Gungahlin Maccas a couple of months ago. About 8 of them sat near us and took up the entire long table at one section of the store. They were all filthy dirty and covered in sweat & dirt, and their boots in big clods of mud. They totally trashed the area (nothing new there, I guess) and departed the store leaving mud and dirt all over the section where they’d been. Ages of the workers ranged from very young to about 50. No consideration for other people. Sure, they have a right to eat but really need to at least remove their boots before entering the store.

Yes! how disgusting of them to be out working all day in the sun, building things in our city, like say all those fuckin ugly houses in Crace or the Stupid tall apartment towers of Belconnen, Woden, and Civic and its surrounding suburbs? Fixing roads, fixing homes, building parks and car parks and when they are hungry you want them to go hide themselves because god forbid they go into a freaking McDonalds – because we all know kids are so clean in McDonalds. aren’t they?. Truly sickening to read this kind of stuff, putting shit on men who are out working from Dawn till Dusk while you either sit in a air conditioned office or at home on your arse finger painting with your kids. Which one is it oh person of such high distinction that you cannot see dirt covered working men in the street or begrudge them trying to eat what food they can get in their breaks from building the city you live in. ???

…there’s a lot of supposition in that rant.

#19
Alderney2:17 pm, 15 Nov 12

maxblues said :

If you don’t know, just google it.

Would that be with or without the comma?

#20
maxblues2:17 pm, 15 Nov 12

MMR said :

Throwing glass bottles out of moving car or wearing muddy boots into a shop and leaving the mess for someone else to clean up – it doesn’t matter. Both are indicative if a lack of respect for our environment and other people, which I believe is the point of the OP.

Throwing glass from a car…sure…call the cops, … muddy boots?…I don’t think the cops will want to get their hands dirty.

#21
aceofspades2:25 pm, 15 Nov 12

Madam Cholet said :

MMR said :

Throwing glass bottles out of moving car or wearing muddy boots into a shop and leaving the mess for someone else to clean up – it doesn’t matter. Both are indicative if a lack of respect for our environment and other people, which I believe is the point of the OP.

Exactly. I was going to quote back the whole diatribe, and suggest that according to his opinion that it should be accepted. But you have said it nicely here.

I did also say that ‘dirty workers’ was something someone said to me, not my opinion. I have noticed that TheDancingDjin consistently fails to read things properly and as a consequence jumps to the wrong conclusion a lot.

Rubbish!!! If it wasn’t for hard working men in dirty boots there would be no Macdonalds. A bit of mud on the floor is really not a safety issue and should be cleaned up by staff, creating even more jobs and keeping young people gainfully employed. As far as I am aware Macdonalds does not have any dress regulations. Throwing glass containers out of car windows on the other hand is extremely dangerous, as is removing your boots in an area that could have broken glass on the floor. The two actions are in no way related.

#22
Alderney2:41 pm, 15 Nov 12

Alderney said :

I beg to differ. Given that wearers of high-viz clothing generally work in highly unionised workplaces, they should be all too aware of the OH&S issues surrounding the leaving of mud on a tiled surface.

Who do you think is going to be sued if another cutomer slips and cracks their head open? Karma would dictate it’s one of the ‘dirty workers’ (in the sense of the discussion this is a given, as they are, in fact, dirty) who slips and falls.

Oh who to blame then…

#23
shirty_bear3:07 pm, 15 Nov 12

Looking forward to reading further in the Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down section of the Chronicle.

#24
bainbridge3:08 pm, 15 Nov 12

Madam Cholet said :

to let them know that I have a child in the rear of the car and that they should be more responsible

How is having a child in the rear of your car relevant? Are you saying their actions would be OK if you didn’t have a child in the car?

#25
johnboy3:09 pm, 15 Nov 12

As far as the dirty boots go, if maccas are willing to admit them and serve them then cleaning up after them is maccas choice and responsibility.

#26
Alderney3:19 pm, 15 Nov 12

bainbridge said :

Madam Cholet said :

to let them know that I have a child in the rear of the car and that they should be more responsible

How is having a child in the rear of your car relevant? Are you saying their actions would be OK if you didn’t have a child in the car?

You only need to read the paper and watch the nightly news to gain an impression of the lynch mob attitude for actions that harm children.

Innocents are fiercely protected in most societies.

#27
bundah3:21 pm, 15 Nov 12

johnboy said :

As far as the dirty boots go, if maccas are willing to admit them and serve them then cleaning up after them is maccas choice and responsibility.

At this rate they’ll need the foot patrol police manning every entrance.Alternatively perhaps they could supply disposable shoe and boot covers to every grubby mofo entering?

#28
zorro293:26 pm, 15 Nov 12

MMR said :

Throwing glass bottles out of moving car or wearing muddy boots into a shop and leaving the mess for someone else to clean up – it doesn’t matter. Both are indicative if a lack of respect for our environment and other people, which I believe is the point of the OP.

well said!!

so sick of the lack of respect people show for everything so i sympathise with your story. my sister had something similar happen when some teenage tarts threw 2 eggs at her car so hard that it took a large section of paint off a 3 week old car! charming

also someone wrote about “having a child in the car so people should be more careful”…whether someone has a child in a car or not doesn’t make their lives more valuable – everyone on the road should be careful and respectful at all times so it is safe for us all to use

#29
maxblues3:54 pm, 15 Nov 12

johnboy said :

As far as the dirty boots go, if maccas are willing to admit them and serve them then cleaning up after them is maccas choice and responsibility.

Exactly. The only ‘dirty workers’ the cops might even slightly interested in might be those visiting the Fyshwick or Mitchell maccas.

#30
Madam Cholet4:10 pm, 15 Nov 12

bainbridge said :

Madam Cholet said :

to let them know that I have a child in the rear of the car and that they should be more responsible

How is having a child in the rear of your car relevant? Are you saying their actions would be OK if you didn’t have a child in the car?

My point, maybe not so well made, is that you have no idea who is driving another car, their ability or what is even going on in their car. So everyone should consider that when they drive like a moron, they may be harming more people than themselves, including innocent children nicely seated in their safety seats believing that Mummy will get them home safe and sound.

If harassed (by moronic drivers) I will invoke the Mother Moose defence – come near or harm my child and I’ll harm you.

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