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Re: Minor irritations « Reply #90 on: May 07, 2011, 01:23 AM »
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Arthur's Seat was a point of contention. Apart from having to convince two teenage girls that climbing it was a good idea, we parked at Holyrood. Ignoring the 'Only park here for the palace' signs, we set off up the steep hill, only to realise after a slight descent that we'd set off from the wrong place and that conquering the 'seat' would involve an even-steeper climb.

Mountaineering was abandoned for the day but, even halfway up, the views were stupendous.
Oh dear - there is a very easy way up to the summit, but that's about a mile from where you parked.  Basically, if you follow the road to the right, round the foot of the crags and the hill, you come to a bit where the road is fairly close to the summit, and there's a rough footpath to the top ... I'd have given you more info if I'd known you were going by car.  For some reason I assumed you'd be using public transport.  Still, you got the views.  Had you come the weekend before you'd have seen absolutely nothing because of that awful east coast phenomenon known as a haar, or scotch mist.  
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Re: Minor irritations « Reply #91 on: May 07, 2011, 01:34 AM »
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Sorry - part of this got moved to another thread ...

Next irritation - women who get on buses laden with shopping bags, then hold everybody up for ages while they search frantically for their purse/bus pass.  They know they're going to get on a bus, so I truly can't understand why they don't have these things ready.

And on the subject of toilets - ones which have mirrors and washhand basins inside them, and the selfish females who spend forever applying their make-up while you're waiting outside with your legs crossed.
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Re: Minor irritations « Reply #92 on: May 07, 2011, 01:36 AM »
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Yep, I realised all that too late. On my previous visit to AS, the taxi driver dropped us off right where you described. But leaving the parking to my own devices created a few problems. Trying to convince my family to climb another 1000 feet after dropping about 300 proved impossible.
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Re: Minor irritations « Reply #93 on: May 07, 2011, 06:41 AM »
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People who stop in shop doorways and TALK!
People who get to the checkout in Supermarkets and realise they have to PAY!
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Re: Minor irritations « Reply #94 on: May 07, 2011, 08:02 AM »
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People who don't reply to emails.

Small offspring who get you up at 7.38 when you've had a late night.
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Re: Minor irritations « Reply #95 on: May 07, 2011, 08:10 AM »
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Small offspring who get you up at 7.38 when you've had a late night.

They probably wouldn't know that, if you been a good parent and got them off to bed early Very Happy
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Re: Minor irritations « Reply #96 on: May 07, 2011, 08:21 AM »
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People who say '3am in the morning'.
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Re: Minor irritations « Reply #97 on: May 07, 2011, 08:22 AM »
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Buttering bread then having to plunge the same butter-covered knife into the pot of jam/Marmite/whatever.
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Re: Minor irritations « Reply #98 on: May 07, 2011, 08:24 AM »
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When there are proportionately too many disabled parking bays at the supermarket, with six lying empty and no 'able-bodied' ones available.
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Re: Minor irritations « Reply #99 on: May 07, 2011, 08:25 AM »
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Cashiers giving you your change on top of your receipt.
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Re: Minor irritations « Reply #100 on: May 07, 2011, 08:26 AM »
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People who assume it's OK to tramp all over my house in muddy trainers.
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Re: Minor irritations « Reply #101 on: May 07, 2011, 08:30 AM »
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When there's just you and a stranger waiting for something, maybe in a dentist's waiting room, and they start making small talk, usually when you're trying to read a paper. You realise quickly that you have nothing in common but that terminating the conversation now will leave an embarrassing silence. You sit there, desperate to be called in to the surgery.
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Re: Minor irritations « Reply #102 on: May 07, 2011, 08:32 AM »
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Putting fog lights on at the merest suggestion of light winter mist and leaving them on until June.
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Re: Minor irritations « Reply #103 on: May 07, 2011, 08:33 AM »
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People who brake for speed cameras that are ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROAD. Gah.
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Re: Minor irritations « Reply #104 on: May 07, 2011, 10:00 AM »
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When there's just you and a stranger waiting for something, maybe in a dentist's waiting room, and they start making small talk, usually when you're trying to read a paper. You realise quickly that you have nothing in common but that terminating the conversation now will leave an embarrassing silence. You sit there, desperate to be called in to the surgery.
Can't stand that either and will add : people I don't know telling me embarrassing stuff
people who go to the swimming pool with their friend and who swim very slowly in tandem, talking
people who drive at 35mph EVERYWHERE
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