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Old 05.10.2015, 17:06
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Me, me, me ... and sod everyone else (dickhead farmers)

Bloody selfish, dickheaded, idiot farmers/agricultural workers/tractor drivers.
So, it's that time of year, when the sugar beet has been harvested and left in huge mountains at the edge of the field, awaiting collection.

I live at the top of a hill, on a no-through road on a square of about 50m by 100m and about 30 houses. The road itself goes round in a square with houses on both sides. Only one way in and one way out, with the road up being about half a klick and just wide enough for two cars to pass.

Half way up said hill was such a mound of sugar beet. Just after lunch, and a few minutes before I needed to head out, came the first tractor and double BFO trailers - followed by 5 more, racing round the corners as if they were in a GP. They drive up the hill, round the square and back down to be loaded, so they're facing the right way to go.

As I went out to my car, I saw two tractor and trailer rigs still at the top, waiting to go down, but blocking the street, with two other cars stuck and waiting. Apparently if they (the cars) turned round, and drove the other way round the square, there would be just enough space to squeeze through - so I got in my car and drove the long way round the square ...... but by the time I'd got to the top of the hill, the other two cars had escaped, but the now the two tractor/trailers had also started to drive down and the hill was now completely blocked.

I had to drive down the pavement and then across the field to go round the mountain of beats and the machine filling the trailers. Fortunately my car can handle small off-road excursions - others wouldn't do that, though, and just wait the hour, until all was finished.
Further down were two more tractor and double trailers waiting to come up - complete overkill as the pile wasn't so big and probably only half were needed.

No thought for anyone else, but themselves and getting job done and home ..... and definitely no common sense.
Also, there is always a gang leader in a separate vehicle who should be organising the procedure ..... better than this.

Just as well, no one required any emergency response vehicles, because they wouldn't have had a chance to get through, inside of 10 mins. worth of manouvering of rigs.
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Old 05.10.2015, 17:09
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Re: Me, me, me ... and sod everyone else (dickhead farmers)

In other words, this post is all about you, you, you ...

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Old 05.10.2015, 17:11
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In other words, this post is all about you, you, you ...

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I was thinking more for the welfare of my neighbours - as being Swiss, they don't know any better or how to complain
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Old 05.10.2015, 17:15
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I was thinking more for the welfare of my neighbours - as being Swiss, they don't know any better or how to complain
Don't know how to complain? I guess you were so busy slaloming around obstacles you failed to notice the yellow post-it notes stuck on the back of the tractors.
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Re: Me, me, me ... and sod everyone else (dickhead farmers)

No Swiss chocolate for you then

(Bloody whinging foreigner - why can't they just bugger off back to where they came from )
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Expect they were in a hurry to finish before it started raining.
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Expect they were in a hurry to finish before it started raining.
Makes no difference to sugar beet being in the rain !
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Makes no difference to sugar beet being in the rain !
Exactly - they'll be loads of mountains left sitting for weeks to come.
I've seen them with snow on, in previous years - although a token gesture of half covering them with a taup. is attempted.
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Old 05.10.2015, 18:38
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Re: Me, me, me ... and sod everyone else (dickhead farmers)

You'd love it up our way...

Q: Why did the cow cross the road?
A: She didn't, she and about seventy of her closest friends walked the entire length of the road last Thursday and held up traffic for a couple hours in the process.


You think the local newspaper might print details of this predictable, annual, multi-hour disruption to the only road in and out of town? Nah, they contented themselves with a nice black-and-white photo on page 11 the following week. After all, it happens every year... hardly news is it.

(I've noticed on the other hand that whenever the Patrouille Suisse are due to do some practicing over our skies, they print that. Complete with a phone number for where to complain.)
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Old 05.10.2015, 18:40
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(I've noticed on the other hand that whenever the Patrouille Suisse are due to do some practicing over our skies, they print that. Complete with a phone number for where to complain.)
Well obviously - it is a bit bloody difficult to stick post-it notes on planes moving at a couple of hundred miles an hour.
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Old 05.10.2015, 19:02
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Re: Me, me, me ... and sod everyone else (dickhead farmers)

Does the same farmer at least clear the snow in Winter*?






*Well, any season, really, but the sentence looked a bit short without the mention of Winter.
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It would appear they have umbrellas.
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Old 05.10.2015, 19:28
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If I were a farmer, my advice only - get yourself 4x4 next time around
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Bloody selfish, dickheaded, idiot farmers/agricultural workers/tractor drivers.
So, it's that time of year, when the sugar beet has been harvested and left in huge mountains at the edge of the field, awaiting collection.

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No thought for anyone else, but themselves and getting job done and home ..... and definitely no common sense.
Also, there is always a gang leader in a separate vehicle who should be organising the procedure ..... better than this.

Just as well, no one required any emergency response vehicles, because they wouldn't have had a chance to get through, inside of 10 mins. worth of manouvering of rigs.
Did you try talking to them? I was told that this sometimes solves these kind of "problems"

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Old 06.10.2015, 16:35
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Re: Me, me, me ... and sod everyone else (dickhead farmers)

Come on guys, this is a good old fashioned, no holds barred EF rant if I ever saw one. We haven't had one of these in a while. OP must have felt palpable relief having written that all down.

I had a similar moment (albeit in a different setting) last friday. I was a bit late to get off the train and the mindless drones already started piling into the door with their suitcases. Me and a lady wanting to get off trot up to the door and stare into the soulless eyes of the onboarding dingbats as we try a polite "Excuse!" to point their attention to the fact that we want to get off, and they are indeed not getting on until that happens.

Nothing happens. Like the mindless dingbats they are, they continue piling in. Completely ignoring the fact that here we have come to what Terry Pratchett adorably refers to as an "imp arse". At risk of being stuck in the train because some people evidently flushed their brains down the toilets before departing for the weekend holidays, I decided to use the Indian method and went full retard battering ram to unclog the door. Having cleared a path of destruction through the masses and uttering some really bad words, I was blissfully free of the train.

It took about 2 seconds for the realization and subsequent shame to set in so I legged it extra fast and hoped that I didn't accidentally elbow someone too badly. I ended up with a mixed feeling of shame that I sunk to the level of the idiots I usually curse at, and yet also a blissful delight of laying down some hardcore lessons on getting on and off the train on a Friday afternoon.
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Re: Me, me, me ... and sod everyone else (dickhead farmers)

Could be rural England. In Spring it`s the muck-spreaders first, then the peas, then the spuds, sugar beet and when you think that is it out come the sprouts.
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Makes no difference to sugar beet being in the rain !


Are you from Norfolk, by any chance?
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Come on guys, this is a good old fashioned, no holds barred EF rant if I ever saw one. We haven't had one of these in a while. OP must have felt palpable relief having written that all down.

I had a similar moment (albeit in a different setting) last friday. I was a bit late to get off the train and the mindless drones already started piling into the door with their suitcases. Me and a lady wanting to get off trot up to the door and stare into the soulless eyes of the onboarding dingbats as we try a polite "Excuse!" to point their attention to the fact that we want to get off, and they are indeed not getting on until that happens.

Nothing happens. Like the mindless dingbats they are, they continue piling in. Completely ignoring the fact that here we have come to what Terry Pratchett adorably refers to as an "imp arse". At risk of being stuck in the train because some people evidently flushed their brains down the toilets before departing for the weekend holidays, I decided to use the Indian method and went full retard battering ram to unclog the door. Having cleared a path of destruction through the masses and uttering some really bad words, I was blissfully free of the train.

It took about 2 seconds for the realization and subsequent shame to set in so I legged it extra fast and hoped that I didn't accidentally elbow someone too badly. I ended up with a mixed feeling of shame that I sunk to the level of the idiots I usually curse at, and yet also a blissful delight of laying down some hardcore lessons on getting on and off the train on a Friday afternoon.
Did the lady get off too?
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Old 06.10.2015, 17:24
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Come on guys, this is a good old fashioned, no holds barred EF rant if I ever saw one. We haven't had one of these in a while. OP must have felt palpable relief having written that all down.

I had a similar moment (albeit in a different setting) last friday. I was a bit late to get off the train and the mindless drones already started piling into the door with their suitcases. Me and a lady wanting to get off trot up to the door and stare into the soulless eyes of the onboarding dingbats as we try a polite "Excuse!" to point their attention to the fact that we want to get off, and they are indeed not getting on until that happens.

Nothing happens. Like the mindless dingbats they are, they continue piling in. Completely ignoring the fact that here we have come to what Terry Pratchett adorably refers to as an "imp arse". At risk of being stuck in the train because some people evidently flushed their brains down the toilets before departing for the weekend holidays, I decided to use the Indian method and went full retard battering ram to unclog the door. Having cleared a path of destruction through the masses and uttering some really bad words, I was blissfully free of the train.

It took about 2 seconds for the realization and subsequent shame to set in so I legged it extra fast and hoped that I didn't accidentally elbow someone too badly. I ended up with a mixed feeling of shame that I sunk to the level of the idiots I usually curse at, and yet also a blissful delight of laying down some hardcore lessons on getting on and off the train on a Friday afternoon.
I'm that >< close to progressing from mumbling incoherently under my breath to actually facing up one of these arseholes as I try to get off the train in Bern
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Come on guys, this is a good old fashioned, no holds barred EF rant if I ever saw one. We haven't had one of these in a while. OP must have felt palpable relief having written that all down.

I had a similar moment (albeit in a different setting) last friday. I was a bit late to get off the train and the mindless drones already started piling into the door with their suitcases. Me and a lady wanting to get off trot up to the door and stare into the soulless eyes of the onboarding dingbats as we try a polite "Excuse!" to point their attention to the fact that we want to get off, and they are indeed not getting on until that happens.

Nothing happens. Like the mindless dingbats they are, they continue piling in. Completely ignoring the fact that here we have come to what Terry Pratchett adorably refers to as an "imp arse". At risk of being stuck in the train because some people evidently flushed their brains down the toilets before departing for the weekend holidays, I decided to use the Indian method and went full retard battering ram to unclog the door. Having cleared a path of destruction through the masses and uttering some really bad words, I was blissfully free of the train.

It took about 2 seconds for the realization and subsequent shame to set in so I legged it extra fast and hoped that I didn't accidentally elbow someone too badly. I ended up with a mixed feeling of shame that I sunk to the level of the idiots I usually curse at, and yet also a blissful delight of laying down some hardcore lessons on getting on and off the train on a Friday afternoon.
I feel your pain.

My personal gripe is people who sit on the stairs of the S-bahn. I have decided that in doing so they have agreed to allow me to stand on their fingers if they hand on the step, hit them on the head with my bag or knock over their can of M-Budget energy drink.
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