The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]


Do You Think ‘Amber’ Is Annoying?
February 8, 2007, 10:51 am
Filed under: Comment

Traffic Light Tree

RED means STOP

GREEN means GO

… so that begs the question, just what is the real point of AMBER

As far as I’m concerned, all it does is get in the middle of stuff that’s actually productive. 

So if you’d like to see the back of annoying Amber, please sign here.


54 Comments

is this post brought to us by the subliminal message society? eitherway, count me in.

Comment by andy@cynic

I’ve always wondered why we have amber.

I know they say it’s a “get ready” colour/symbol, but it feels like it’s a lonely, sad colour; trying desperately to associate itself with the colours it knows people respect and respond to all because deep down, it knows it has little significance or value.

Comment by Pete

Pete – I know you’re a very clever chappie, but that seems astoundingly accurate. Are you a mind reader?

Comment by Rob

No I’m not, though i do know a rude joke about mind reading.

Comment by Pete

Is it the “… do you want your palm red” one?

Comment by Rob

That’s the one.

Comment by Pete

Genius … if not a little bit wrong! [As all good jokes should be!]

BTW, got your email – thanks mate, will do.

Comment by Rob

amber is pants. Good morning.

Comment by Marcus Brown

Good morning Marcus. Astute observation there …

Comment by Rob

That’s right, pick on poor defenceless amber.

Comment by Northern Planner

bloddy liberals.

Comment by Marcus Brown

NP likes Amber?

Rob no longer likes NP.

Comment by Rob

Where will it all end? We get rid of amber and before you know it we’re going after red. And then it’ll just be go, go, go all the way. Count me in.

Comment by simon

Get ready!

‘Get ready for what? To stop? To go? ARGH!’

As someone who is taking driving lessons I can vouch entirely how annoying this is for people starting out in cars.

Comment by Rob Mortimer

That’s the spirit Simon – you know it makes sense. Besides, RED is communist whereas GREEN is all nice, fluffy and pro-environment.

Comment by Rob

What do you mean TAKING DRIVING LESSONS!

A northerner who drinks liqueur, listens to Britney and doesn’t drive. Why do I like you???

Comment by Rob

Mr Mortimer, I’m shocked. Really.

Comment by Marcus Brown

1. Theres nowt wrong with the ocassional liqueur!

2. I DONT listen to Britney, thats NP. I listen to decent music thank you very much!

3. My parents couldnt afford to pay for them when I was 17 unlike everyone else I know, so I had to go to uni then start earning money before I could do them!

Comment by Rob Mortimer

Is that the Hovis theme I hear in the background?

Comment by Rob

Yes, only with an added breakbeat…
You posed the question, I gave the answer!

Comment by Rob Mortimer

Toxic was a good song though wasn’t it?

Comment by Marcus Brown

Poor Rob … please don’t hate me. Hate Marcus, but not me.

Comment by Rob

It was, but as with most pop songs from the US; the quality depends far more on the producer than the artist.

Thats why the Neptunes and Timberland make more money from production than most artists.

Comment by Rob Mortimer

Haha! I dont do hate. I just ignore people I dont like…

Pff, I cant be mad at you two; otherwise id have no one to back me up against Andy on his anti-planner rampages; or when NP starts accusing me of drinking wussy drinks while he sips white wine!

😉

Comment by Rob Mortimer

yes, mr mortimer feel free to hate me.

Comment by Marcus Brown

Nah, im not that fickle!

Comment by Rob Mortimer

sausage quarter final action has been confirmed. Going to be hard this time.

Comment by Marcus Brown

Who we up against?

Comment by Rob Mortimer

Bacon. American Bacon.

Comment by Marcus Brown

I see.

Time to bring out the big guns…

Comment by Rob Mortimer

When does it start??? We need Andy back from the Argies!

Comment by Rob

next week. Monday I think. This is bloody serious.

Comment by Marcus Brown

although, if the first comment on my blog is anything to go by, it would appear that your average sausage supporter is pretty damned fired up.

Comment by Marcus Brown

I’ve posted my war cry to the troops

Comment by Rob

Though im firmly on the side of the bangers, I havent yet mentioned it on my blog… however this time is different.

Comment by Rob Mortimer

’bout bloody time too.

Comment by Marcus Brown

Indeed.
Gah, US bacon isnt even as good as UK bacon, and the humble banger beat that!

Comment by Rob Mortimer

Lets face it Rob – you’ve not mentioned ANYTHING on your blog for a while.

Comment by Rob

I’m going to have to do something really very special this time. American Bacon is a Heavy Weight.

Comment by Marcus Brown

FOUR weeks ive been waiting for Sky to fix my connection.

Im posting on my lunch break today just to keep it updated!

Comment by Rob Mortimer

Rob C. what you have just done, is not very nice. Not nice at all. Explain yourself.

Comment by Marcus Brown

What have I done????

Comment by Rob

What has he done?!

Comment by Rob Mortimer

you’ve kicked me out of skype. You’ve denied all knowledge of me. Quite upsetting.

Comment by Marcus Brown

Yes I know I have … but you’ll also see I’ve come crawling back on all fours begging … screaming … to be let back into your life again.

Bit like the ex-wife?

Comment by Rob

I’ve let you back in, but don’t play with my emotions ever again.

Comment by Marcus Brown

It was a mistake … It was a cry for attention … I love you, need you, want you …

Ahem.

Comment by Rob

stop it. you’re worrying the children.

Comment by Marcus Brown

I’m worrying myself.

To restore faith in my intentions – I’m off to make the missus some dinner. OH MY GOD … I’M IN THE BLOODY KITCHEN, WHAT’S GOING ON!!!

Later …

Comment by Rob

i have an affinity with red. everyone knows that. and theoretically, i should be picking on amber worse than a 6th grade bully. however as someone with a whose car is a real shitbox and who likes living on the edge, amber is actually more GO! GO! GO! than green. Green is a polite, courteous wave through the intersection. amber on the other hand screams – put your fucking foot down girl and get on with it! and that’s why i like amber.

Comment by lauren

Lauren, I respect your views and I do love your writing. But see ‘comment 1’ and realise this post may not all be what it seems! Ahem.

Comment by Rob

hmm.. maybe i’m still reeling from not having read blogs/comments for the past week and didn’t read it properly.. and i must confess that i still don’t get it the reference… let’s just pretend i never said a word shall we?

Comment by lauren

We’ll keep it as our little secret!

Comment by Rob

I dread to think what this is a message for, it appears obvious enough, but you never know…

Comment by Rob Mortimer




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