"Touched" by Holy Spirit?

Seeker

Member
Hi everyone -

I am wondering if anyone else has had this kind of specific experience:

Around 1997 or 1998 I was living in a city in Ontario Canada, and had just dropped out of university. I went to the gym one evening and was walking home across a big park in the downtown portion of the city. It was wintertime, very cold and dark around 6pm. I was feeling lost, alone, sad, broken hearted, and wondering what had become of my life and what direction it was heading. I was questioning my relationship with everyone and everything…with Jehovah, my family, my friends. I was completely overwhelmed with sadness and despair.

As I continued walking through the park, I very suddenly, yet very briefly, felt what I would call a “small portion of Holy Spirit” come over me for about 1-2 seconds. It literally felt like God or one of his angels was saying to me “don’t worry, we know what you’re going through, you are going to be okay…we got you”.

This feeling stopped me dead in my tracks. I had never felt anything like this before in my life. I’m not saying it was any sort of anointing, it was more like Jehovah was actually showing me a small yet powerful portion of his Holy Spirit to let me know that he is 100% real, and He can LITERALLY give people strength and encouragement.

It was just a “sprinkling”, but to this day it was the best feeling I’ve ever had in my life. Never have I felt both so low yet so high in my life…It happened almost 25 years ago and I have never forgotten it. It was the greatest, most unique feeling I’ve ever felt. Something that no one can ever take away from me. To this day I still pray and thank Jehovah for what I felt that day, I have never forgotten it.

I dunno…there was just something very special and powerful about it.

Did it mean anything? Has anyone else every felt this? Are there biblical examples of this happening?

Just trying to make sense of it.
 

Ana

Well-known member
Hola buscador. Sentir a Jehová es algo maravilloso. Jehová es nuestro Creador y como tal nos quiere muchísimo. Nos dió a su Hijo para poder vivir en el futuro y sabemos todos por lo que pasó, además. Básicamente sentir lo que has sentido se resume en eso: sentiste que Jehová te ama. Y sólo un segundo te bastó para recordarlo siempre. Nos quiere más a menudo de lo que creemos, pero el espíritu de este mundo hace que no lo sintamos de una forma tan precisa. Toda demostración de amor por parte de Jehová es maravillosa. A nosotros personalmente, nos libró de un ataque demoníaco y aún con el miedo que sentianos en aquella circunstancia lo recordamos como una experiencia divina, por su ayuda. Sobre los ejemplos bíblicos, hay cientos de la manifestación de su amor en diferentes formas y cuando contactó en el pasado con hombres. Proyecta tu esperiencia al futuro e imagina lo que será sentir su gloria cuando venga a reclamar lo que es Suyo. No podemos ni hacernos una idea de lo que será sentir que Jehová nos da su aprobación. Que felicidad si lo conseguimos !!! Saludos!!!
 

The God Pill

Well-known member
Hi everyone -

I am wondering if anyone else has had this kind of specific experience:

Around 1997 or 1998 I was living in a city in Ontario Canada, and had just dropped out of university. I went to the gym one evening and was walking home across a big park in the downtown portion of the city. It was wintertime, very cold and dark around 6pm. I was feeling lost, alone, sad, broken hearted, and wondering what had become of my life and what direction it was heading. I was questioning my relationship with everyone and everything…with Jehovah, my family, my friends. I was completely overwhelmed with sadness and despair.

As I continued walking through the park, I very suddenly, yet very briefly, felt what I would call a “small portion of Holy Spirit” come over me for about 1-2 seconds. It literally felt like God or one of his angels was saying to me “don’t worry, we know what you’re going through, you are going to be okay…we got you”.

This feeling stopped me dead in my tracks. I had never felt anything like this before in my life. I’m not saying it was any sort of anointing, it was more like Jehovah was actually showing me a small yet powerful portion of his Holy Spirit to let me know that he is 100% real, and He can LITERALLY give people strength and encouragement.

It was just a “sprinkling”, but to this day it was the best feeling I’ve ever had in my life. Never have I felt both so low yet so high in my life…It happened almost 25 years ago and I have never forgotten it. It was the greatest, most unique feeling I’ve ever felt. Something that no one can ever take away from me. To this day I still pray and thank Jehovah for what I felt that day, I have never forgotten it.

I dunno…there was just something very special and powerful about it.

Did it mean anything? Has anyone else every felt this? Are there biblical examples of this happening?

Just trying to make sense of it.
Something similar happened to me two nights a year or two apart after prayers when I was in the age range 15-19 definitely not an anointing but a potent dose of holy spirit conveying warmth, approval, the gift of instant downloads of little insights each time, even fixing a depression inducing issue I had for years from someone botching a cranial release technique on me when I was 13. The experiences left me in a state of uninterrupted joy for a week each time. For the creator of the omniverse to alot you clear attention, affection, to teach and heal us earthling men is a level of privilege none of us could adequately articulate and makes it all the more a joy to keep seeking him.
 
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PJ54

Well-known member
Hola buscador. Sentir a Jehová es algo maravilloso. Jehová es nuestro Creador y como tal nos quiere muchísimo. Nos dió a su Hijo para poder vivir en el futuro y sabemos todos por lo que pasó, además. Básicamente sentir lo que has sentido se resume en eso: sentiste que Jehová te ama. Y sólo un segundo te bastó para recordarlo siempre. Nos quiere más a menudo de lo que creemos, pero el espíritu de este mundo hace que no lo sintamos de una forma tan precisa. Toda demostración de amor por parte de Jehová es maravillosa. A nosotros personalmente, nos libró de un ataque demoníaco y aún con el miedo que sentianos en aquella circunstancia lo recordamos como una experiencia divina, por su ayuda. Sobre los ejemplos bíblicos, hay cientos de la manifestación de su amor en diferentes formas y cuando contactó en el pasado con hombres. Proyecta tu esperiencia al futuro e imagina lo que será sentir su gloria cuando venga a reclamar lo que es Suyo. No podemos ni hacernos una idea de lo que será sentir que Jehová nos da su aprobación. Que felicidad si lo conseguimos !!! Saludos!!!
Translation:
Hello seeker. Feeling Jehovah is a wonderful thing. Jehovah is our Creator and as such he loves us very much. He gave us his Son to be able to live in the future and we all know what he went through, too. Basically feeling what you have felt boils down to that: you felt that Jehovah loves you. And only a second was enough for you to always remember it. He loves us more often than we think, but the spirit of this world means that we don't feel it so accurately. Any demonstration of love on Jehovah's part is wonderful. For us personally, he freed us from a demonic attack and even with the fear that we felt in that circumstance, we remember it as a divine experience, thanks to his help. On the biblical examples, there are hundreds of the manifestation of his love in different ways and when he contacted men in the past. Project your experience into the future and imagine what it will be like to feel his glory when he comes to claim what is His. We cannot imagine what it will be like to feel that Jehovah gives us his approval. What happiness if we get it!!! Greetings!!!
 

PJ54

Well-known member
I've had several situation. Some I took for granted out of existential fear. One that changed my life forever was during the time of community college. There were things that I came across that struck me & despair overtook me. I searched for the truth of life even though I was in Christendom at that time. There was a yearning to search for the truth, where ever it may have been. I started to read the Gospel of Mathew & many things Jesus said really hit home & hard. Eventually I looked for churches that might have God's favor but to no avail. I got to the point I couldn't eat & I just wept (I was at wits end). Since I studied before I was hesitant on starting my studies again. Eventually I prayed to God to tell me where the narrow road was. I had a lucid & powerful dream where I was on the road driving & there was a fork in it. I went right but, on the left there was another version of myself with all my ambitions driving on a wide road with the woman of my dreams looking at me with hostility as we drove away into a city with a dark red cloudy sky over it. Where I was driving was a route that had water on both sides & there was a bright light down the road. I looked into the car I was driving to see my friends who were JW's at the time in white dresses smiling at me. When I woke up I knew it was a sign & I had made major changes in my life. Things like that you never forget.
 

kirmmy

Well-known member
Hi everyone -

I am wondering if anyone else has had this kind of specific experience:

Around 1997 or 1998 I was living in a city in Ontario Canada, and had just dropped out of university. I went to the gym one evening and was walking home across a big park in the downtown portion of the city. It was wintertime, very cold and dark around 6pm. I was feeling lost, alone, sad, broken hearted, and wondering what had become of my life and what direction it was heading. I was questioning my relationship with everyone and everything…with Jehovah, my family, my friends. I was completely overwhelmed with sadness and despair.

As I continued walking through the park, I very suddenly, yet very briefly, felt what I would call a “small portion of Holy Spirit” come over me for about 1-2 seconds. It literally felt like God or one of his angels was saying to me “don’t worry, we know what you’re going through, you are going to be okay…we got you”.

This feeling stopped me dead in my tracks. I had never felt anything like this before in my life. I’m not saying it was any sort of anointing, it was more like Jehovah was actually showing me a small yet powerful portion of his Holy Spirit to let me know that he is 100% real, and He can LITERALLY give people strength and encouragement.

It was just a “sprinkling”, but to this day it was the best feeling I’ve ever had in my life. Never have I felt both so low yet so high in my life…It happened almost 25 years ago and I have never forgotten it. It was the greatest, most unique feeling I’ve ever felt. Something that no one can ever take away from me. To this day I still pray and thank Jehovah for what I felt that day, I have never forgotten it.

I dunno…there was just something very special and powerful about it.

Did it mean anything? Has anyone else every felt this? Are there biblical examples of this happening?

Just trying to make sense of it.
I've had my prayers answered and my worried state comforted but not in such a direct way. Interesting experience and thanks. You too PJ, God Pill and Ana.
 

Medi-tator

Well-known member
Hi everyone -

I am wondering if anyone else has had this kind of specific experience:

Around 1997 or 1998 I was living in a city in Ontario Canada, and had just dropped out of university. I went to the gym one evening and was walking home across a big park in the downtown portion of the city. It was wintertime, very cold and dark around 6pm. I was feeling lost, alone, sad, broken hearted, and wondering what had become of my life and what direction it was heading. I was questioning my relationship with everyone and everything…with Jehovah, my family, my friends. I was completely overwhelmed with sadness and despair.

As I continued walking through the park, I very suddenly, yet very briefly, felt what I would call a “small portion of Holy Spirit” come over me for about 1-2 seconds. It literally felt like God or one of his angels was saying to me “don’t worry, we know what you’re going through, you are going to be okay…we got you”.

This feeling stopped me dead in my tracks. I had never felt anything like this before in my life. I’m not saying it was any sort of anointing, it was more like Jehovah was actually showing me a small yet powerful portion of his Holy Spirit to let me know that he is 100% real, and He can LITERALLY give people strength and encouragement.

It was just a “sprinkling”, but to this day it was the best feeling I’ve ever had in my life. Never have I felt both so low yet so high in my life…It happened almost 25 years ago and I have never forgotten it. It was the greatest, most unique feeling I’ve ever felt. Something that no one can ever take away from me. To this day I still pray and thank Jehovah for what I felt that day, I have never forgotten it.

I dunno…there was just something very special and powerful about it.

Did it mean anything? Has anyone else every felt this? Are there biblical examples of this happening?

Just trying to make sense of it.
Yes, several times. Some to a greater degree than others. Some instances are moments of extreme clarity and peace during a prayer while the striking times (2 major instances that I can actually recall) were times of very intense sense of purity and calm and love. Super strong moments that I could tell Jehovah was messaging me to strengthen my faith! It felt like even the literal air around me changed to something so unbelievably pure to be breathing. All of the above are during deep focused personal prayer.

But there was one time when I was in significant trouble in my life and I was asleep in a hospital bed when I was awakened to the feeling of someone touching me gently on the outside of my blanket on my thigh (I was sleeping on my left side, so the touch was on my right thigh) and I heard a voice say "everything is going to be ok" and after a moment of true paralysis I was able to turn in my bed and look up and of course no one was there. That one I cannot be sure if it was an angel or a demon. I have always taken it to be an angel and am afraid to doubt it. But I was not being a good person at that time in my life so, one could argue in the other direction.
 
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The God Pill

Well-known member
Yes, several times. Some to a greater degree than others. Some instances are moments of extreme clarity and peace during a prayer while the striking times (2 major instances that I can actually recall) were times of very intense sense of purity and calm and love. Super strong moments that I could tell Jehovah was messaging me to strengthen my faith! It felt like even the literal air around me changed to something so unbelievably pure to be breathing. All of the above are during deep focused personal prayer.

But there was one time when I was in significant trouble in my life and I was asleep in a hospital bed and I was awakened to the feeling of someone touching me gently on the outside of my blanket on my thigh (I was sleeping on my left side, so the touch was on my right thigh) and I heard a voice say "everything is going to be ok" and after a moment of true paralysis I was able to turn in my bed and look up and of course no one was there. That one I cannot be sure if it was an angel or a demon. I have always taken it to be an angel and am afraid to doubt it. But I was not being a good person at that time in my life so, one could argue in the other direction.
I haven't really knowingly encountered angels till recently though I keep that scripture in mind about how some had unknown to themselves entertained angels for years often treating strangers very well partly on that basis. I finally did discern an angel's activity a couple months back but it was probably a bit more subtle than what you dealt with whether good or ill it was a time Jehovah was blessing me (always more than I anticipate or feel warrant) and I was seeking to know what things I could do or change to receive more of his spirit, the angel jogged my memory of sins a few years back that I had forgotten I repented and addressed it making it a priority that day and discerned Jehovah react positively within hours.
 
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BARNABY THE DOG.

Well-known member
Hi everyone -

I am wondering if anyone else has had this kind of specific experience:

Around 1997 or 1998 I was living in a city in Ontario Canada, and had just dropped out of university. I went to the gym one evening and was walking home across a big park in the downtown portion of the city. It was wintertime, very cold and dark around 6pm. I was feeling lost, alone, sad, broken hearted, and wondering what had become of my life and what direction it was heading. I was questioning my relationship with everyone and everything…with Jehovah, my family, my friends. I was completely overwhelmed with sadness and despair.

As I continued walking through the park, I very suddenly, yet very briefly, felt what I would call a “small portion of Holy Spirit” come over me for about 1-2 seconds. It literally felt like God or one of his angels was saying to me “don’t worry, we know what you’re going through, you are going to be okay…we got you”.

This feeling stopped me dead in my tracks. I had never felt anything like this before in my life. I’m not saying it was any sort of anointing, it was more like Jehovah was actually showing me a small yet powerful portion of his Holy Spirit to let me know that he is 100% real, and He can LITERALLY give people strength and encouragement.

It was just a “sprinkling”, but to this day it was the best feeling I’ve ever had in my life. Never have I felt both so low yet so high in my life…It happened almost 25 years ago and I have never forgotten it. It was the greatest, most unique feeling I’ve ever felt. Something that no one can ever take away from me. To this day I still pray and thank Jehovah for what I felt that day, I have never forgotten it.

I dunno…there was just something very special and powerful about it.

Did it mean anything? Has anyone else every felt this? Are there biblical examples of this happening?

Just trying to make sense of it.
Your post is very interesting and asks a question that I have often thought about. My consideration of course infers no comment on your experience and it must be a huge comfort and reassurance for you who have had such a wondrous event. I am envious of such an experience but I have never experienced the same for myself, though do of course gain reassurance from prayer. And in many respects, that in itself is the problem - for me at least. I have no doubt about our grand creator. Such wisdom, such construction, such economy and yet such evident joy in the creation process. Who could not be satisfied when constructing the pattern for a 200 ton whale, or a 40 ton dinosaur and then the microorganisms that sustain the means of their survival.

Let me not forget though, that the creator is not impartial. How could He favour one from the other in our worship, yet clearly He rewards those seeking Him. So too, I can acknowledge that my end has been blessed when I look back on life and my pathway through it, and see where I am today from where I was yesterday so to speak.

So yes, we can assume that Jehovah replies to us. But are we not dust upon the scales? How can we ever assume upon ourselves, His acknowledgement? That is my question. Is hesitation in accepting such, an asset that humans should acknowledge in approaching or assuming upon our creator such favour? Certainly caution is required. How often the watchtower makes a mountain out of a molehill in assuming “Jehovah’s Blessing” upon every little success or in conjuring up excuses for asking for money, - and if tragedy strikes, of course one has been weak and maybe a “local needs” speech is required. In other words, Jehovah is used to back up what they feel is justified or evident.

That is the other consideration: Are we assuming Jehovah’s favour upon us? I have never experienced the examples quoted and that is not to detract from the experiences of others in the least. Maybe I’m rotten to the core. However, what casts doubt in my mind and in myself (not speaking for others) is that the brain is no ordinary organ. It is very able to see with the eyes shut, hear with the ears closed and it’s imagination and stimulus to the body is without limit. It can create pain that is not there, and injury that does not exist but can even be seen, in tandem with euphoria of mind that defies description. Sometimes I feel like a doubting Thomas and maybe some day, I might experience the wonder of acknowledgement that you guys describe. I hope so. I can’t deny my culture has a part to play. If Putin dropped one of his atom bombs on London I, and a few others might suggest that it was ”a bit uncalled for” and make a cup of tea and turn on the radio to wait for a news update - assuming we are still alive of course.
 

kenmuldoon55

Well-known member
Your post is very interesting and asks a question that I have often thought about. My consideration of course infers no comment on your experience and it must be a huge comfort and reassurance for you who have had such a wondrous event. I am envious of such an experience but I have never experienced the same for myself, though do of course gain reassurance from prayer. And in many respects, that in itself is the problem - for me at least. I have no doubt about our grand creator. Such wisdom, such construction, such economy and yet such evident joy in the creation process. Who could not be satisfied when constructing the pattern for a 200 ton whale, or a 40 ton dinosaur and then the microorganisms that sustain the means of their survival.

Let me not forget though, that the creator is not impartial. How could He favour one from the other in our worship, yet clearly He rewards those seeking Him. So too, I can acknowledge that my end has been blessed when I look back on life and my pathway through it, and see where I am today from where I was yesterday so to speak.

So yes, we can assume that Jehovah replies to us. But are we not dust upon the scales? How can we ever assume upon ourselves, His acknowledgement? That is my question. Is hesitation in accepting such, an asset that humans should acknowledge in approaching or assuming upon our creator such favour? Certainly caution is required. How often the watchtower makes a mountain out of a molehill in assuming “Jehovah’s Blessing” upon every little success or in conjuring up excuses for asking for money, - and if tragedy strikes, of course one has been weak and maybe a “local needs” speech is required. In other words, Jehovah is used to back up what they feel is justified or evident.

That is the other consideration: Are we assuming Jehovah’s favour upon us? I have never experienced the examples quoted and that is not to detract from the experiences of others in the least. Maybe I’m rotten to the core. However, what casts doubt in my mind and in myself (not speaking for others) is that the brain is no ordinary organ. It is very able to see with the eyes shut, hear with the ears closed and it’s imagination and stimulus to the body is without limit. It can create pain that is not there, and injury that does not exist but can even be seen, in tandem with euphoria of mind that defies description. Sometimes I feel like a doubting Thomas and maybe some day, I might experience the wonder of acknowledgement that you guys describe. I hope so. I can’t deny my culture has a part to play. If Putin dropped one of his atom bombs on London I, and a few others might suggest that it was ”a bit uncalled for” and make a cup of tea and turn on the radio to wait for a news update - assuming we are still alive of course.
Your post is very interesting and asks a question that I have often thought about. My consideration of course infers no comment on your experience and it must be a huge comfort and reassurance for you who have had such a wondrous event. I am envious of such an experience but I have never experienced the same for myself, though do of course gain reassurance from prayer. And in many respects, that in itself is the problem - for me at least. I have no doubt about our grand creator. Such wisdom, such construction, such economy and yet such evident joy in the creation process. Who could not be satisfied when constructing the pattern for a 200 ton whale, or a 40 ton dinosaur and then the microorganisms that sustain the means of their survival.

Let me not forget though, that the creator is not impartial. How could He favour one from the other in our worship, yet clearly He rewards those seeking Him. So too, I can acknowledge that my end has been blessed when I look back on life and my pathway through it, and see where I am today from where I was yesterday so to speak.

So yes, we can assume that Jehovah replies to us. But are we not dust upon the scales? How can we ever assume upon ourselves, His acknowledgement? That is my question. Is hesitation in accepting such, an asset that humans should acknowledge in approaching or assuming upon our creator such favour? Certainly caution is required. How often the watchtower makes a mountain out of a molehill in assuming “Jehovah’s Blessing” upon every little success or in conjuring up excuses for asking for money, - and if tragedy strikes, of course one has been weak and maybe a “local needs” speech is required. In other words, Jehovah is used to back up what they feel is justified or evident.

That is the other consideration: Are we assuming Jehovah’s favour upon us? I have never experienced the examples quoted and that is not to detract from the experiences of others in the least. Maybe I’m rotten to the core. However, what casts doubt in my mind and in myself (not speaking for others) is that the brain is no ordinary organ. It is very able to see with the eyes shut, hear with the ears closed and it’s imagination and stimulus to the body is without limit. It can create pain that is not there, and injury that does not exist but can even be seen, in tandem with euphoria of mind that defies description. Sometimes I feel like a doubting Thomas and maybe some day, I might experience the wonder of acknowledgement that you guys describe. I hope so. I can’t deny my culture has a part to play. If Putin dropped one of his atom bombs on London I, and a few others might suggest that it was ”a bit uncalled for” and make a cup of tea and turn on the radio to wait for a news update - assuming we are still alive of course.
I can’t say I’ve had any miraculous extraordinary visitations or experiences from the spirit realm that would’ve cemented my relationship with Jehovah any more so than it is today.
Some may need such a nudge to bolster their faith.
I’d say the fact we’ve arrived at this date in history in spite of all the forces trying to end our lives is a miracle in itself.
Just think of driving down the motorway year after year with thousands of multi ton killing machines closing at high speed within just feet of us every day and our survival hinges on someone not being distracted or perhaps become a victim on account of someones poorly maintained vehicle.
That we were even born is itself a miracle that defies the odds yet doesn’t the Bible say that we were known by Jehovah before the founding of the world?


 

BARNABY THE DOG.

Well-known member
I can’t say I’ve had any miraculous extraordinary visitations or experiences from the spirit realm that would’ve cemented my relationship with Jehovah any more so than it is today.
Some may need such a nudge to bolster their faith.
I’d say the fact we’ve arrived at this date in history in spite of all the forces trying to end our lives is a miracle in itself.
Just think of driving down the motorway year after year with thousands of multi ton killing machines closing at high speed within just feet of us every day and our survival hinges on someone not being distracted or perhaps become a victim on account of someones poorly maintained vehicle.
That we were even born is itself a miracle that defies the odds yet doesn’t the Bible say that we were known by Jehovah before the founding of the world?


That’s very true Ken! If you are ever in England, you must try an English motorway. They are perfectly safe. All you do is book your place in the queue, drive to the slipway and wait until your slot turns up, then Whamo….you sit back and relax, put your feet up on the dashboard and spend a nice relaxing day waiting. After 24 hours, a traffic warden comes round and you either pay for another days waiting, or just reverse out and drive home back up the slipway. Its the only place in the world where McDonald’s comes to you.
 

kenmuldoon55

Well-known member
That’s very true Ken! If you are ever in England, you must try an English motorway. They are perfectly safe. All you do is book your place in the queue, drive to the slipway and wait until your slot turns up, then Whamo….you sit back and relax, put your feet up on the dashboard and spend a nice relaxing day waiting. After 24 hours, a traffic warden comes round and you either pay for another days waiting, or just reverse out and drive home back up the slipway. Its the only place in the world where McDonald’s comes to you.
Wow, that bad?
Here in northern Illinois it’s like the Indy 500 on the interstates.
 

kirmmy

Well-known member
That’s very true Ken! If you are ever in England, you must try an English motorway. They are perfectly safe. All you do is book your place in the queue, drive to the slipway and wait until your slot turns up, then Whamo….you sit back and relax, put your feet up on the dashboard and spend a nice relaxing day waiting. After 24 hours, a traffic warden comes round and you either pay for another days waiting, or just reverse out and drive home back up the slipway. Its the only place in the world where McDonald’s comes to you.
I went to England three times in my life. The first 2 times I was too young to remember much. The last time I was 17 years old and I can tell you I was very impressed by the traffic on your motorways. It was the lane discipline that struck me most. Everyone stayed in the left lane unless they wanted to pass. To pass they went to the right lane, passed quickly and got back into the left lane. Traffic flowed smoothly no matter how fast you wanted to travel. In Canada, if you ask someone to explain lane discipline you'll only get a blank look. Here people take any lane they feel like most of the time. A common passtime here is a couple of yutzes blocking both lanes, travelling the exact same speed, which inevitably is 10-15 km/h below the speed limit. It's pretty frustrating and the reason I no longer want to drive for a living.
 

kenmuldoon55

Well-known member
I went to England three times in my life. The first 2 times I was too young to remember much. The last time I was 17 years old and I can tell you I was very impressed by the traffic on your motorways. It was the lane discipline that struck me most. Everyone stayed in the left lane unless they wanted to pass. To pass they went to the right lane, passed quickly and got back into the left lane. Traffic flowed smoothly no matter how fast you wanted to travel. In Canada, if you ask someone to explain lane discipline you'll only get a blank look. Here people take any lane they feel like most of the time. A common passtime here is a couple of yutzes blocking both lanes, travelling the exact same speed, which inevitably is 10-15 km/h below the speed limit. It's pretty frustrating and the reason I no longer want to drive for a living.
Thanks for those insights kirmmy.
The Brits are renowned for lane discipline and maintaining a stiff upper lip.
I still don’t get the latter,
Burt, a little help here please.
 

BARNABY THE DOG.

Well-known member
I went to England three times in my life. The first 2 times I was too young to remember much. The last time I was 17 years old and I can tell you I was very impressed by the traffic on your motorways. It was the lane discipline that struck me most. Everyone stayed in the left lane unless they wanted to pass. To pass they went to the right lane, passed quickly and got back into the left lane. Traffic flowed smoothly no matter how fast you wanted to travel. In Canada, if you ask someone to explain lane discipline you'll only get a blank look. Here people take any lane they feel like most of the time. A common passtime here is a couple of yutzes blocking both lanes, travelling the exact same speed, which inevitably is 10-15 km/h below the speed limit. It's pretty frustrating and the reason I no longer want to drive for a living.
I was exaggerating I have to say, but we have more cars than people on this small island. One of our ferry services went bust the other day and as a result of a few less ferries going daily to France and Holland, the roads around south east England where I live are solid and have been for days. Not only that, but it seems things are going to get a lot worse. Our ‘government‘ has just announced that it is ’not going to ration gas and electricity…’ and which for those who are aware, is spin on the fact that rationing is being considered. They are mentioning it as if it had been a public concern, but it was not even mentioned by public concern. Thus we assume we are being primed by their introducing the subject. As it stands, the £2,000 rise in the base rate of fuel means it will ration itself, but if we are being primed for real rationing, then trouble is afoot. There has been a big push for for electronic metering of domestic fuel in Britain, as there was in America I believe. That way they can turn it off at source. This is all foreseen, the disease, the provocation of the Bear, electronic money, refugees breaking up borders, now food shortages due to war and fuel costs…hopefully, it will get a lot worse soon!
 

Nomex

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Traffic flowed smoothly no matter how fast you wanted to travel. In Canada, if you ask someone to explain lane discipline you'll only get a blank look.
Here in the states you have a mixture of those you describe in the UK, and those in Canada who have no idea what lane is what. The difference, and it's very large number, and when I say very large, I mean large, are packing "heat"...and they do not shoot each other on the Highway. There are 330 million people in the US with over 500 million guns and billions of rounds of ammo. Yeah guns are not a problem...bad people are the problem?
 
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kirmmy

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I was exaggerating I have to say, but we have more cars than people on this small island. One of our ferry services went bust the other day and as a result of a few less ferries going daily to France and Holland, the roads around south east England where I live are solid and have been for days. Not only that, but it seems things are going to get a lot worse. Our ‘government‘ has just announced that it is ’not going to ration gas and electricity…’ and which for those who are aware, is spin on the fact that rationing is being considered. They are mentioning it as if it had been a public concern, but it was not even mentioned by public concern. Thus we assume we are being primed by their introducing the subject. As it stands, the £2,000 rise in the base rate of fuel means it will ration itself, but if we are being primed for real rationing, then trouble is afoot. There has been a big push for for electronic metering of domestic fuel in Britain, as there was in America I believe. That way they can turn it off at source. This is all foreseen, the disease, the provocation of the Bear, electronic money, refugees breaking up borders, now food shortages due to war and fuel costs…hopefully, it will get a lot worse soon!
Speaking of the provocation of the bear...today's funny:
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BARNABY THE DOG.

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Here in the states you have a mixture of those you describe in the UK, and those in Canada who have no idea what lane is what. The difference, and it's very large number, and when I say very large, I mean large, are packing "heat"...and they do not shoot each other on the Highway. There are 330 million people in the US with over 500 million guns and billions of rounds of ammo. Yeah guns are not a problem...bad people are the problem?
We pack heat in England AND you do not need a license for it. You can buy those little hand-warmer things that go in your pocket. I suppose they could be weaponised now you mention it, but if you did fire it at someone, it would only warm them up and make them feel, nice and cosy. Not very effective if you are being robbed on the street or set upon by young ruffians out to do you harm. I have to say, the American methodology of splattering your assailants communication device all over the pavement on said occasions, though effective, can be troublesome to the conscience later in life. I would prefer the biblical solution of using appropriate words to ‘turn away’ rage, but no matter how hard one tries, or how picky one is in trying to find a common denominator with one’s assailant, that can fail spectacularly as demonstrated here if you put just one word out of place, or heaven forfend, change the subject in a new paragraph. I think we need to think your solution and mine through a little more. I suggest we meet at dawn and settle the matter like gentlemen. “Do you feel lucky, punk? Well do ya?” as Mr Eastwood suggested.
 
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