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TL;DR Davethebrave private msg quote post Address this user
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I don't need a handicap permit but I have a friend who has one. She has access issues and walks with a cane. She went for as long as she could with no permit but finally got one. Too tough to carry shopping bags and use her cane at the same time. She, and other people with issues, really do need those spaces, and not all issues are readily visible, so if I see someone who seems spry enough but has a placard, I leave it alone.


Unfortunately many people take advantage of the -not all handicaps are readily visible- reality and abuse placards all the time.

I still refuse to use handicapped spaces, even when driving some of my nicer cars and being forced to park them out of sight in a lot far, far away*. There were also extended periods where I had pretty severe knee pain/issues due to injury. I should have requested one for myself but never did.

I also return shopping carts but usually only my own. Not picking up after others. I’ll say I prefer someone dumping the cart near shrubbery over the jack-holes who will leave their cart beside other cars. Free to roll and ding doors/damage property (well, not if a wheel is locked lol). Jack-holes.

Odd segue but is there inverse correlation between following distance while driving and IQ? There must be. For those here who tailgate, can you explain your rationale?



* As many car enthusiasts can attest, intentionally parking in an empty/distant part of the lot makes sense. But there is a hierarchy of preference depending on circumstance. Sort of like comic handling/slabbing/storage.
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I kind of tailgate. My reason is that I HATE people who just glide in at the last minute without turn signal and make me brake really hard to avoid accident.

People in Florida are down right rude when driving. If you see signs that the lane is closing you move over as soon as you see the signs. You don't use the empty lane as a means to skip folks and squeeze in at the last minute.
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@Davethebrave
I kind of tailgate. My reason is that I HATE people who just glide in at the last minute without turn signal and make me brake really hard to avoid accident.

People in Florida are down right rude when driving. If you see signs that the lane is closing you move over as soon as you see the signs. You don't use the empty lane as a means to skip folks and squeeze in at the last minute.


...and don't even think about using your turn signal to telegraph an intent to change lanes! Unless of course you feel like participating in a reinactment of the chariot race in Ben-Hur...

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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
@WMorse

I try and get in needed lane way early so I dont have that problem. I also leave really early for appointments so I have plenty of time to get where I need to be without being late.

I'm so early that one time my dentist called me 30 minutes before appointment to ask where I was. I told her I was in parking lot taking a phone call and would be right in.
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I try and get in needed lane way early so I dont have that problem. I also leave really early for appointments so I have plenty of time to get where I need to be without being late.

I'm so early that one time my dentist called me 30 minutes before appointment to ask where I was. I told her I was in parking lot taking a phone call and would be right in.


Only way to roll...
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Oh and for the record, here are 2 excellent examples of how to properly utilize a shopping cart:





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TL;DR Davethebrave private msg quote post Address this user
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I kind of tailgate[…] People in Florida are down right rude when driving.


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But I'm told the UK taste buds are very bland compared to America.


That doesn’t hold up when you see the flavors they enjoy on crisps or as we call them, potato chips. When I was in UK not too long ago I found flavors such as “prawn cocktail”, “Worcester sauce”, “Ketchup”, and “pickled onion” out and about. I had a taste of the prawn one. It wasn’t a pleasant experience.
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I’ve found that the best way to get a tailgater off my bumper is to use my windshield wiper spray and pretend I’m cleaning my windshield. Inevitably the spray hits their windshield and they slow to down. They have no idea that I got them to do what I wanted them to do. If they are in a convertible it might even make a glint of joy appear in my eye right before I do it.
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I’ve found that the best way to get a tailgater off my bumper is to use my windshield wiper spray and pretend I’m cleaning my windshield. Inevitably the spray hits their windshield and they slow to down. They have no idea that I got them to do what I wanted them to do.


Mine is I go slower, no brake check mind you. Just ease off the accelerator. Amusement guaranteed everytime!

Edit: sometimes add blinking hazards for additional laughs.
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TL;DR Davethebrave private msg quote post Address this user
UK sweets/chocolates tend to be different too. Canada vs US preferences in chocolate and variety of chip flavors are also very different (British influence in the former).

There are some revelations in chip flavors found mostly in Canada (sometimes here too but takes more effort). All-Dressed chips for one.

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But I'm told the UK taste buds are very bland compared to America.


That doesn’t hold up when you see the flavors they enjoy on crisps or as we call them, potato chips. When I was in UK not too long ago I found flavors such as “prawn cocktail”, “Worcester sauce”, “Ketchup”, and “pickled onion” out and about. I had a taste of the prawn one. It wasn’t a pleasant experience.
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Not sure how to respond to that. On the one hand since I try and anticipate problems before hand so I am not causing the issue. In addition since I'm somewhat tailgating it's not possible for the guy to squeeze in on me.

I'm not on a person's ass so hard that if they did a brake check I'd eat them, but enough of an issue so someone can't glide in....

I also don't drive during rush hour unless I have to. I avoid times of heavy traffic. I plan my days around traffic. So in a sense I'm part if solution I think??
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I’ve found that the best way to get a tailgater off my bumper is to use my windshield wiper spray and pretend I’m cleaning my windshield. Inevitably the spray hits their windshield and they slow to down. They have no idea that I got them to do what I wanted them to do.



Mine is I go slower, no brake check mind you. Just ease off the accelerator. Amusement guaranteed everytime!

Edit: sometimes add blinking hazards for additional laughs.


I’ve done both (wiper spray and slowing).

The casual, progressive slowing. No brake checking but going from “traffic flow” speed to “German driver obeying zee written rule” speed.

I once had a Prius tail me while I was driving my 8L V10. I modified my approach slightly to make sure I offset x3 any carbon emissions savings from his Prius while he rode my ——-. Overrun, pops, crackles. I am generally closer to “enviro-guy” but I’ll make exceptions.
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I’m mostly ribbing but in all seriousness I hate tailgating. They (along with texters/distracted dimwits) cause a lot of preventable accidents.

Preventing someone from squeezing in means you are indeed following too closely. Especially if close enough to stop insane lane switching dimwits from making their moves.

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@Davethebrave

Not sure how to respond to that. On the one hand since I try and anticipate problems before hand so I am not causing the issue. In addition since I'm somewhat tailgating it's not possible for the guy to squeeze in on me.

I'm not on a person's ass so hard that if they did a brake check I'd eat them, but enough of an issue so someone can't glide in....

I also don't drive during rush hour unless I have to. I avoid times of heavy traffic. I plan my days around traffic. So in a sense I'm part if solution I think??
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I’ll say I prefer someone dumping the cart near shrubbery over the jack-holes who will leave their cart beside other cars.

I can't argue with that one. It amazes me how someone will leave a cart to roll around in the parking lot when there's a cart corral literally a few steps away.
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If you see signs that the lane is closing you move over as soon as you see the signs. You don't use the empty lane as a means to skip folks and squeeze in at the last minute.

I live near a freeway construction zone that has been there for a couple years and will continue to be there for a couple more. I see that crap everyday. What do these clowns think they're going to accomplish with that maneuver? Getting to your destination 30 seconds earlier is just not that freakin' important.
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Removing all your rear view mirrors can also prove to be an excellent defensive driving technique to mitigate tailgaters:


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I’m mostly ribbing but in all seriousness I hate tailgaters. They (along with texters/distracted dimwits) cause a lot of preventable accidents.

Like this.

Like I said up above, I'm going through a construction zone anytime I take the freeway, so I get to see folks while I'm stuck in traffic A Lot. Unbelievable how many knuckleheads are texting or yapping away on the phone, and their excuse that it's okay because they have yet to cause an accident is pretty reprehensible.
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UK sweets/chocolates tend to be different too. Canada vs US preferences in chocolate and variety of chip flavors are also very different (British influence in the former).


Dave, I grew-up in former UK territories among many US states. Kind of bouncing back and forth between them. My family still holds residences in several. For example we have homes in Northern Ireland, and in Camberley, Surrey, and a flat in Singapore. My immediate family and I will be heading back to Singapore next summer. I only started living full time in the USA when I turned 18 and that really didn’t last long. I was deployed to various places after that for years. I decided I had enough and stabilized in a certain state long enough to get my pension in law enforcement. So, I’m aware of the different culinary tastes that the British enjoy compared to peoples’s tastes in other localities.
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UK sweets/chocolates tend to be different too. Canada vs US preferences in chocolate and variety of chip flavors are also very different (British influence in the former).


Dave, I grew-up in former UK territories among many US states. Kind of bouncing back and forth between them. My family still holds residences in several. For example we have homes in Northern Ireland, and in Camberley, Surrey, and a flat in Singapore. My immediate family and I will be heading back to Singapore next summer. I only started living full time in the USA when I turned 18 and that really didn’t last long. I was deployed to various places after that for years. I decided I had enough and stabilized in a certain state long enough to get my pension in law enforcement. So, I’m aware of the different culinary tastes that the British enjoy compared to peoples’s tastes in other localities.


Btw, I was agreeing with you ;-)

Just want to make that clear.
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Does anyone know if a Spider-Man Far From Home Kelloggs comic is allowed to be graded? It was a free comic that came out a few years ago. Holds almost no value but I'm thinking of sending one in. Also, how do you submit that book?
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@Towmater It is a comic and published by Marvel just a promotional version I cannot see why it wouldn't be allowed. If it doesn't come up try the blue text to customize the entry. They can always fix it after submission.
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@Towmater It is a comic and published by Marvel just a promotional version I cannot see why it wouldn't be allowed.


Is it a Kelloggs variant, Dollar General variant, or not a variant? Not sure how it gets entered into the CBCS system.
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@Towmater if the variant doesn't come up in the form when you fill out the submission, I would pick the description you like best and hope CBCS keeps it. If it's this one it could be listed as 'custom edition' https://www.mycomicshop.com/search?TID=50995355
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@Towmater It is a comic and published by Marvel just a promotional version I cannot see why it wouldn't be allowed.


Is it a Kelloggs variant, Dollar General variant, or not a variant? Not sure how it gets entered into the CBCS system.


I'd look, at the indicia and go by that. Here is what GCD and MCS use.







It looks like it would have to be entered either way.


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UK sweets/chocolates tend to be different too. Canada vs US preferences in chocolate and variety of chip flavors are also very different (British influence in the former).


Dave, I grew-up in former UK territories among many US states. Kind of bouncing back and forth between them. My family still holds residences in several. For example we have homes in Northern Ireland, and in Camberley, Surrey, and a flat in Singapore. My immediate family and I will be heading back to Singapore next summer. I only started living full time in the USA when I turned 18 and that really didn’t last long. I was deployed to various places after that for years. I decided I had enough and stabilized in a certain state long enough to get my pension in law enforcement. So, I’m aware of the different culinary tastes that the British enjoy compared to peoples’s tastes in other localities.


You could probably make a small killing by retning out the Flat in singapore. The rental market there has gone insane
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@poka wow!
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Godzilla swimming in Kowloon Bay?


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Godzilla swimming in Kowloon Bay?



Oh please, oh please. The Godzilla fan in me would be so over the moon.
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