2 Gate Madness

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 07, 2010 at 11:12
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We all know the rules about gates open and gates shut on properties but it really amuses me when I see a small vehicle stop at the gate/s ( yes.....out my front window again) dead center and then have to open 2 gates, why in hell do they do that..!!! , instead of keeping over to one side and only have to swing one gate instead of two.
Look at the width, could park 2 semi's in that gateway.

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Reply By: Notso - Thursday, Jan 07, 2010 at 11:22

Thursday, Jan 07, 2010 at 11:22
So, are you worried about em wearing out the hinges??
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Follow Up By: Rob! - Thursday, Jan 07, 2010 at 11:38

Thursday, Jan 07, 2010 at 11:38
Could also get the passenger to climb in through the driver's door to reduce the wear on the car door hinges.
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Thursday, Jan 07, 2010 at 11:50

Thursday, Jan 07, 2010 at 11:50
I know where you are coming from Having been brought up on a farm.

Common sense is a very uncommon thing these days.


Or is it people just cant drive or know how wide their vehicle actually is.

I was made to drive along and run over fag packets with my left wheels till I could judge the width.

Wish a lot more had learnt also.


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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Thursday, Jan 07, 2010 at 11:54

Thursday, Jan 07, 2010 at 11:54
Doug,

These are the same people that can't pull over to the left for a left turn or to the right for a right turn AND insist on blocking the intersection with you behind wondering which way they'll go.

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Reply By: Member - Allan B (QLD) - Thursday, Jan 07, 2010 at 12:28

Thursday, Jan 07, 2010 at 12:28
Doug, Some people just love gates and can't resist opening as many as are available.

It's a bit like when I get to an overtaking lane and there is no-one to overtake, I feel cheated and want to ask for a rain-check.

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Follow Up By: Member - Timbo - Friday, Jan 08, 2010 at 16:47

Friday, Jan 08, 2010 at 16:47
LOL :-) Rain-check on an overtaking lane!
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Reply By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Thursday, Jan 07, 2010 at 13:45

Thursday, Jan 07, 2010 at 13:45
Doug,
you must be bored.... lol... There are plenty of WWII sites to play in.... lol
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Reply By: Member -Dodger - Thursday, Jan 07, 2010 at 15:11

Thursday, Jan 07, 2010 at 15:11
Yes I agree why open 2 gates when one will do.

Then again a lot of double gates that one opens are not swung/hung correctly and the 2nd gate will often swing open by itself. If you get my drift.
From your pic it looks like the gate nearest the signs has a stick or something to reduce its rearward swing and maybe the other has one also?????????

Thats why my gate opener sits in the passengers seat LOL.

I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.

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Reply By: Member - Russnic [NZ] - Thursday, Jan 07, 2010 at 15:46

Thursday, Jan 07, 2010 at 15:46
Townys are much better off staying in town.
LOAL :-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Russnic [NZ] - Thursday, Jan 07, 2010 at 15:49

Thursday, Jan 07, 2010 at 15:49
Then watch the gate get opened on the up wind / up hill side and then kick the stone out of the way.??
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Reply By: Shaker - Thursday, Jan 07, 2010 at 15:54

Thursday, Jan 07, 2010 at 15:54
Does it matter?
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Reply By: Wilk0 - Thursday, Jan 07, 2010 at 17:27

Thursday, Jan 07, 2010 at 17:27
Hi Doug,

I bet they were raised in the city, You can ussually tell
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Reply By: Neil & Pauline - Thursday, Jan 07, 2010 at 18:38

Thursday, Jan 07, 2010 at 18:38
And then they will shut the gate standing on the wrong side so climb over to get to the car.

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Reply By: Member - Axle - Thursday, Jan 07, 2010 at 19:07

Thursday, Jan 07, 2010 at 19:07
G/Day Doug, It looks as though if those gates were closed you would still be able to drive through the middle!!....LOL.


Cheers Axle.
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Reply By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Friday, Jan 08, 2010 at 03:36

Friday, Jan 08, 2010 at 03:36
Hi Doug, I have to ask, are you having a 'lazyday' sitting back watching the world go by past your window?????????? I must say I like your views.

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Friday, Jan 08, 2010 at 08:17

Friday, Jan 08, 2010 at 08:17
Deanna
if you really need to see out my window go to ThreadID: 74937

like a bloody ZOO

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Follow Up By: Member - Timbo - Friday, Jan 08, 2010 at 16:50

Friday, Jan 08, 2010 at 16:50
I saw that thread... if my yard looked like that I'd be staying inside looking for something to do too! :-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 00:42

Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 00:42
Hi Doug, that is the thread with all your 'Pets' isn't it? I did see that one hence my post reply.

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