I do know of a crowd of south aussies who went to Melbourne to see the don lane show. One of the ladies loved Bn and went to him when the show finished for his autograph. He told her to get out of the way he was not in the mood to sign autographs. So maybe your intuition is right
I find certain types of radio hosts get on my nerves, particularly if they rely on crude jokes or embarrassing people who call in to the station as their shtick. I'm not saying that I mind crude jokes on occasion, but if that's all they have in comedic arsenal, it get both annoying and I think it says something about the host as a person.
The politicians in Aus. I watch very little tv. these days, everyone has an opinion about everything, usually with little research or fact to back it up, Radio? the same, i cherry pick what watch and listen to a lot.
Men with the fashionista style, people who eat as they walk down the street.. oh there's more, but thankfully my family & friends are not people who irritate me . ++ people on this site don't, you seem to be 'good' human beings.
Pelc, you should try working in an Airport Duty Free Shop, where a particular nationality, sneeze, cough, spit, clear their throats loudly, fart, & the men 'rearrange' themselves! They're just disgusting. And never HEARD of handkerchiefs!
No wonder SO many world-diseases start in their country!
Obese people at the Theatre, in trains, on buses, who take up MORE than their fair share of seating, which has them overlapping into 'my space', & makes me very uncomfortable, both literally, & metaphorically.
As happened the other night, at the Theatre, I ALSO had to contend with his 'man spread' halfway into my leg space in front of me, & under seat, in front of me, where my R leg should've comfortably been.
At the end, 90 mnutes of 'straight through' programme, NO interval, I 'unfolded' like a cartoon character which had had a steam-roller go over it!
Probably my WORST Theatre attendance, EVER!
NOT HAPPY, Jan!
Oh! Vee, glad you got 'enjoyment' out of my misfortune! Bet he was THE only obese person in the Theatre of 2000 audience!
You wouldn't believe how often I am seated next to an 'armrest nazi', obese & very obese, women & men, coughers, snivellers, sneezers, sleepers, & 'man spreaders'!
But the worst is the 'singer', same concert, same bloke, started singing in accompaniment to the Choir on stage! What's wrong with just 'mouthing' the words? No noise, then!
Oh donjo, I feel your pain. At a ceremony at uni, I was seated next to a large student who was taking up quite a lot of space. Mind you, we were seated in a lecture theatre, so were in those little chairs with the fold out tables. I felt quite claustrophobic next to her, and I was in considerable pain as I was in LABOUR!
As for the singer, I would've gently asked that didn't he think it would be best to leave the singing to the professionals? LOL.
Oh! Vee, what a situation for you!
I couldn't even sit in those stupid desks when I was in Grade VI! Sure, I was tall, but certainly skinny thin!
Yes, I agree with you, AND I've done that on occasions. It gives them a hell of a fright because they 'think'(?) that they can't be heard! Why is it the obese ones they seem to do it all the time? Do they think they're Pavarotti re-incarnated? This bloke got a few glares from me, & he got the message. His wife was tapping her feet on the floor, which I could easily hear, so she got a few glares' too, & stopped.
Once when attending an Anthony Warlow concert, the woman next to me starting singing. So I just whispered to her, 'I've paid hard-earned $ to hear Anthony sing, not you'. Her stomach touched the seat in front of her; that'll give you an idea of HER size!
Trouble is, there're persons attending the Theatre who've NO IDEA of the protocol of being there. And don't start me on the crappy & inappropriate outfits, mostly women wear, when attending!
Wow, reading all the above posts make me thinks we are so intolerant of so many things... at least we can turn the tv and radio off! but "those" people around us, better to walk away if possible or ignore them, I know, sometimes easier said then done... LOL
Kevin Rudd -ughh - I couldn't stand seeing his smarmy sarcastic face everywhere when he was in parliament. Just the way he spoke even irritated me. Also Samantha Armytage on Ch 7 Sunrise. She is the reason I won't watch that show anymore. To me, she just comes across as not genuine at all & again, quite smarmy. I can't watch her. It may sound unreasonable when they haven't done anything to me personally, but the fact remains I just find them both terribly irritating.
A certain football commentator attached to Penrith Panthers by the name of Gus Gould. He's such a know-all and baits "Rabbits" Warren all the time. I feel like throwing something at the TV when he says stupid things. Also agree that Samantha Armytage is another insincere person who shouldn't grace the screen and certainly doesn't act like a lady. Add a few other hosts on Chanel 7 who also love themselves and exude insincerity.
I try not to be that way but it's my gut feeling warning me. I think my gut feeling is right so long as I don't open my mouth to share my opinion. I think we all have a warning bell when something is not quite right.
Yes Politicians (mainly Government) who forget they were elected to serve the people, and create a better place to live.
Not introduce bills and other rules that make our lives worse - GST, Immigration policy that is not protecting the populous, failing to honour promises made when asking for votes to be in power.