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Started by GyratingTrampoline on Dec 3, 2021 9:28:46 AM
What are the triggers for YOUR personal inner gammon?

And don't pretend you don't have one. We're all getting older and its a known fact that people become more right wing as they get older.

GyratingTrampoline - 03 Dec 2021 09:28:52 (#1 of 452)

I vote for the bits of lagging they put around the bottom level of scaffolding installations these days. I reckon there's a moral hazard here - they give pedestrians (and pavement cyclists) the impression that they don't need to look where they're going as our benevolent overlords will have thought of everything, contributing to a rising tide of public carelessness in which worse accidents may happen.

hailesaladdie - 03 Dec 2021 10:05:13 (#2 of 452)

Music played out loud in public places (or in gardens).

TommyDCMBR8 - 03 Dec 2021 10:10:43 (#3 of 452)

Cars with "modified" (more like fucking "removed") exhausts. Cunts.

Tinymcsmithy - 03 Dec 2021 10:15:09 (#4 of 452)

Actually, the evidence is that most people don't get more right wing as they get older.

That said, people's interactions with their phones in public. Talking pointlessly, or having all their keyboard or app sound effects enabled. I would fire them into the sun.

HerrWalrus - 03 Dec 2021 10:18:46 (#5 of 452)

People who can't walk down the street without staring into their smartphone. Even worse, those who can't make a journey on public transport without yapping away on their phone.

darkhorse - 03 Dec 2021 10:24:01 (#6 of 452)

The distance from my house in which I am prepared to voluntarily pick up street litter and pop it in a nearby bin is expanding by about ten yards a year.

carterbrandon - 03 Dec 2021 10:36:57 (#7 of 452)

I'm finding this tricky; I want to distinguish between things which any decent polite person would object to, and something specific to me and the gammon.

Tadagee - 03 Dec 2021 10:39:02 (#8 of 452)

Selfies. Hate the bloody things. Unfortunately Mrs Gee differs.

carterbrandon - 03 Dec 2021 10:42:17 (#9 of 452)

Got one! People like Mae Martin and Kae Tempest going on about their sexuality as though they had invented sex. The right reaction is to be accepting; my reaction is to say 'Oh, shut up, no-one cares about what unconventional business you're doing.'

angelico - 03 Dec 2021 10:45:52 (#10 of 452)

Nope - that's still "things which any decent polite person would object to"

darkhorse - 03 Dec 2021 10:46:50 (#11 of 452)

Avoiding Mae and Kae, who are both pretty obscure, is hardly a challenge.

But tbf, that is quite gammony, otherwise presenting as, “I don’t mind what these gays do, as long as they don’t wave it in my face”.

quartus - 03 Dec 2021 10:47:10 (#12 of 452)

Salespeople who, having discovered my first name (via a transaction of some sort), immediately proceed to address me by it.

angelico - 03 Dec 2021 10:48:07 (#13 of 452)

Closest I can get is that when I heard of a merger between two public bodies that would result in job losses, I was secretly glad that some of the useless managers I've had to deal with might get chopped. It's really mean and probably not their fault but nobody would notice a thing if they weren't there.

GyratingTrampoline - 03 Dec 2021 10:52:50 (#14 of 452)

Calling things extreme weather when it isn't. My phone gave me an extreme weather warning, which turned out to be 'yellow warning of ice, possibly leading to disruption and/or loss of life'. Turns out yellow means it will go below 5°C, ie totally fucking normal for this time of year. I'd be more likely to consider it extreme weather if it didn't go below 5°C.

mingmong - 03 Dec 2021 10:56:01 (#15 of 452)

I will confess to having an inner gammon.

It gets triggered when I hear university-educated media types going on about identity politics, when it is clear (or so it seems to my inner gammon) that they have enjoyed far more privilege and social capital than the benighted average joes on whom they are passing judgement.

The better part of me attempts to silence the inner gammon by pointing out that these people are using their privileged media positions to speak on behalf of more genuinely under-privileged people. The inner gammon harrumphs and mumbles stuff about narcissism and the Me generation

popstar7 - 03 Dec 2021 10:58:22 (#16 of 452)

The Harry Potter cunts who are well represented in my local. Fat, greasy-haired, bearded blokes around 30-35 with their fat, blue-haired girlfriends. Black t-shirts featuring bands called something like Anal Desecration. Badly fitting black jeans. All talking loudly about beer festivals, tattoos and maybe becoming a witch.

tasselhoff - 03 Dec 2021 10:59:21 (#17 of 452)


Ginmonkey - 03 Dec 2021 11:00:06 (#18 of 452)

Adults who are way too in to Harry Potter generally trigger my inner gammon.

It's just odd to be that invested in a kids book about wizards over the age of 15.

DesEsseintes - 03 Dec 2021 11:03:57 (#19 of 452)

I'm sure social workers &c are necessary but earnest moral improvers are not good for my blood pressure.

mingmong - 03 Dec 2021 11:13:00 (#20 of 452)

popstar's inner gammon sounds like he might get on with, or even be, that distinctive sub-type: the Ageing Mod. Despite being well in their 60s, exemplars of this type retain very specific views on fashion, music and (to a lesser but in some way contingent sense) politics and other types of belief and personal conduct. A very black and white view of the world. A person is either Alright or Not Alright. Anyone who talks too much, doesn't have a proper job, wears the wrong clothes or is weird in any way is Not Alright.

I am usually regarded with suspicion by such people, tolerated conditionally but only by association.

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