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Discussion in 'General' started by drop, Mar 19, 2023.

  1. Booger

    Booger Well-Known Member

    And the great irony is that lots of folks, myself included, no longer read the instructions to an item.

    It’s an exercise in frustration to find the actual operating procedures of, say a new tile saw, which are buried on page 37 of the manual. So I just say fuck it and wing it, which is counterintuitive to the purpose of even having the instruction manual.

    Thank you stupid people of America.
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  2. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    I never understood that term. It's a prime candidate for my "English doesn't make sense" thread.

    "Near miss" should mean a collision that was almost avoided. The exact opposite of what's in the video.
  3. Venom51

    Venom51 John Deere Equipment Expert - Not really

    If you missed you missed...inch or a mile doesn't matter. :D
  4. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    It matters to the person doing your laundry.
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  5. gixxernaut

    gixxernaut Hold my beer & watch this

    It's easy. A "Scary near miss" is a young unmarried lady wearing a gorilla mask who is close at hand. Pretty simple when you think about it. "Nearly missing" is when you hit something you almost failed to connect with.
  6. njracer

    njracer Well-Known Member

    VW had the coffee situation well sorted in 1959!

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  7. In the OSHA world this would be classed as an incident that would need permanent corrective action and not a near miss. Just because they didn’t actually hit the ambulance there were still injuries due to a safety violation. If they both went around it and no crashes etc it would be classed as a near miss.
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  8. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    This is what I'm talking about. This should also be the definition of a near miss.
  9. auminer

    auminer Renaissance Redneck

    How dare you!!!

    Begone thee with thy factually informed position!!

    We need pitchforks and 3' screwdrivers,!!
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  10. ToofPic

    ToofPic Member known well

    I do the same unless there's a chance I might return the item. Like the new go pro I have on my counter. It " has" instructions x10 but fuck it all if I'm reading all that shit,thus I still don't know how to download videos. I still have until next month race to poke and tap at buttons trying to figure something out.Im teaching it a lesson that all that paper isn't the boss of me :)
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  11. nigel smith

    nigel smith Well-Known Member

    I refuse to leave this world until I possess one of these! Help me out, forum denizens! Find me this caffeinated holy grail!
  12. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    With this quest, you might have found the key to eternal life.
  13. Bruce

    Bruce Tuck & Roll

    I fucking knew it :crackup:
  14. Bruce

    Bruce Tuck & Roll

    That was a preemptive blame shift with no real concrete evidence. "If it was them then it can't be us."
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  15. Johnny B

    Johnny B Cone Rights Activist

    Like the 2023 Daytona 200 rulebook. :D
  16. stk0308

    stk0308 Well-Known Member

    George Carlin has a whole bit on that.
    Look, they nearly missed.
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  17. auminer

    auminer Renaissance Redneck

    It's what you get when you drive reckless.
  18. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    Did you mean the wreckless?
  19. Jim Moore

    Jim Moore Well-Known Member

    Man, I've never thought of it like that, but you're exactly right.
  20. cbush

    cbush Well-Known Member

    Yeah, if he meant to misspell it.

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