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Title: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediMAC on May 22, 2003, 11:54 PM
Things can get under my skin pretty quick when I'm in an agitatable mood.  This is some of the stuff that has irritated the hell out of me recently:

I'm sure I'll think of plenty more later on, but that's probably a pretty good start for now...   ;D

So chime on in with the stuff that pisses you off, bugs the crap out of you, and generally drives you insane!
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Reconsgt on May 23, 2003, 09:01 AM
You picked a good day to post this topic. A few happened on the way to work this morning.


  1)   people who's car obviously didn't come with turn signals. Or brakes for that matter and think a stop sign is mearly a suggestion.


  2)   When you have a conversation with a co worker on ideas and then in a meeting that person brings up your ideas. Now I have gotten to be a prick in that occasion and I will speak up and add that when we talked earlier you forgot to mention  I also suggested this__________. After a couple of those I usually get credit for my ideas now.


 3)   Along with Matt I will also have to say kids running amuck in public. If you can't or won't control your kids leave them home. Either that or put a leash on them ;)


 4)  again with the kids theme. Ever been in a grocery store and see the kids that go and play in the bulk candy or peanut bins. They pick their nose, sneeze, lick there fingers and they right back into the bin. Gross

5)  Misleading auctions, bad sellers/buyers, Ebay, paypal


6) Feeling great all week and then getting sick over the weekend.


There are so many more but I should just lighten up an dget ready to enjoy the long weekend.


Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Scott on May 23, 2003, 10:31 AM
Gregg
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: DSJ™ on May 23, 2003, 10:40 AM
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Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Broem on May 23, 2003, 12:50 PM
I hate merging onto interstates or other heavily trafficked roadways.  Especially around the bigger cities like Chicago.   It drives me nutty (no pun intended).  I don't necessarily have road rage I just hate the merging into heavy traffic.   I get very agitated and nervous about it each and every time even though nothing bad ever happens to me.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Kenobi on May 23, 2003, 01:36 PM
Some things that I hate that I have seen when I'm working:

1.  People who change they babies in they car and decided to leave the dirty diaper in the shopping cart so that one of the courtest clerks will have to pick it up and throw it away. :P ::)

2.  People who think our parking lot is a toliet.  (But at least they use the parking lot.  A while ago one of my coworkers was telling me how a kid had to go to the bathroom and the mother pointed to one of our shelfs and told her son to go there and he went.  My coworker had to mop up the mess. ANd I work in a gocery store. ::))

3.  People who don't signal, tailgate, and don't pay attention.  (I gulity of this but try not do to it.)

4.  People who tell me to speak English  ( I was born in Azusa, Ca and do speak English but have a speech impatment which makes it sound like I have a European accent.)

and some other stuff.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: DSJ™ on May 23, 2003, 01:44 PM
People who talk on there Cell Phone while driving & not paying attention to the traffic around them!   >:(

Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Boba Binks on May 23, 2003, 05:26 PM
Things that can bug me...

-Kids who thrown temper tamtrums in public. Please just slap the kid to give him somehting to cry about or shut him up!

-People who use the phrase "Causing Drama"

-People who drive and do not use turn signals or stop for Stop signs.

-The overweight collector who wears the Nascar T-Shirt, smells like beer, and hogs the toy aisle where you can't see what is on the pegs due their habbit of finding the perfect carded figure. %$&#@*#($ Just grab one and get the heck out of my way! Be happy that you found the darn toy.
Not that I am saying MOMC colelctin is bad, just don't take up so much time when there are other people behind you who want the toy as well.

-People who keep getting up and down in the movie theater.

- People who wear their pants half way down their @ss. AHH THAT BUGS ME!! Pull them up DUDE!

- People who think they are better than everyone else.

- People who take advantage of others....

That is all for now. I do not want to make a book here.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Kenobi on May 23, 2003, 06:32 PM
I thought of another thing that pisses me off.... my stuipid Union and Employer Vons/Safeway.  Reasons:

1.  My Union three years ago got us a new contract which gived as an extra $.50 over the three years of said contract, so I will/am making $7.40 top pay.  The same year the great state of Califorina decides to raise the min. wage to something like $6.75 so we are $.75cents abouve min. wage but when you add Union dues it goes down fast.  Anyways after the local approves the contract another group of janitors go on strike and our union goes out and supports them in they cursade to get benefits and a $3 raise over 3 years.  One funny thing which I thought of was they were better paid then us (courtesy clerks) ad so for.

2.  My employer, I just found out, doesn't pay courtesy clerks funeral leave but does for everyone else in the company I guess since I know of people getting paid when on leave for funerals.

3.  The fact that us courtesy clerks are chop liver to both of the Union and Vons.  When I was in training my trainer was telling us how the Union screwed us over (courtesy Clerks) while everyone else gets time and a half on sundays we get $.50 an hour, we where on covered for 80% of our insurance becuase we are so young, and some other stuff which I have forgotten.  

I wish I could leave and get a better job but I need to wait until I finish getting my AA.  One more year to go.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: FX-7 on May 28, 2003, 02:00 PM
People who are mean to you for things out of your control, like when the pumps break at work and they pull up and start yelling at me...like I can get out fix the dang thing for them...idiots
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: MisterPL on May 28, 2003, 03:00 PM
I was having such a delightful day when this thread was created I honestly couldn't think of a thing to complain about. Today, however, I feel compelled to contribute:

- People who rush the elevator door. Look, buddy, I'm trying to get OUT to make room for your crowding butt to ride the lift. Give me a chance to do so, okay?!

- Touchy feely people. Whether it's the aunt who insists on squeezing your cheeks well into adulthood or the office jock who runs around slapping you on the back or poking your ribs in some weird attempt to tickle you. It's just wrong; knock it off. Never touch me again.

- Smoking litterbugs. Whether they're ******* their lit butts out the car window, dumping the entire ashtray in the parking lots, or just nonchalantly dropping a cigarette on the ground on the way into a cineplex, this is littering, plain and simple. It's bad enough I have to tolerate your toxic air and smell your foul clothes/breath/hair, but don't expect me to be thrilled dancing around the physical refuse of your self-destructive habit.

- Pissing on the floor. I work in a professional office building brimming with lawyers, doctors, and assorted corporate types. I find it hard to believe somebody clearly still can't hit the head. The puddle of piss under the far urinal in the 6th floor men's room is now a common biohazard, and totally unnecessary. Are we shooting for distance rather than accuracy now? Step closer to the toilet, watch your aim, use both hands if it'll help, and by all means clean up after yourself. You're a big boy now.

- Oh yeah, and FLUSH. I don't care what they say, one person's crap is another person's crap. Believe me, nothing that comes out of your butt will impress me so much I'll want to save it or share it with anyone I know. Take a picture if you must, but please just do me and the rest of mankind the courstesy of flushing that monster. The world will be a much better place for it.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: dustrho on May 28, 2003, 03:05 PM
MisterPL, your last two pet peeves are classic!   ;D
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: dustrho on May 28, 2003, 03:07 PM
I have a list of pet peeves on my website that I update regularly.  You can view it by clicking here... http://www.chrisrhoads.com/pet_peeves.htm.

There will be MANY more added here, but I can only write so many at one time because I get kinda irritated.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediMAC on May 28, 2003, 03:36 PM
Pissing on the floor. I work in a professional office building brimming with lawyers, doctors, and assorted corporate types. I find it hard to believe somebody clearly still can't hit the head. The puddle of piss under the far urinal in the 6th floor men's room is now a common biohazard, and totally unnecessary. Are we shooting for distance rather than accuracy now? Step closer to the toilet, watch your aim, use both hands if it'll help, and by all means clean up after yourself. You're a big boy now.

A definite problem everywhere!  But you see John, this is really a double-edged sword here:

You're either standing in the piss puddle, or you're adding to it!  If there's a puddle under the pisser, most fellas will generally try to NOT stand in the puddle.  Thus they are moving further away from the urinal, and therefore their aim and splashing effects get worse, causing said puddle to grow even larger.  Pretty soon, people are shooting their wiz 5 feet across the restroom "towards" the urinal, just because they don't want to stand in the ever-growing puddle!  A no-win situation really, that just grows worse throughout the course of the day...   :-\  That's why I usually just go outside and take a leak in the parking lot - in a nice, clean, dry area!   ;)   :-*
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: MisterPL on May 28, 2003, 03:48 PM
Some of these pissers are just making it easy though. For instance:

- Look, ma; NO HANDS pissing. You've seen him. One hand on the hip, the other bracing the wall, and his legs spread like there's a cop frisking him for evidence, all at a 15-degree angle. Dude, is the penis fairy doing your aiming? For crying out loud, control that thing. The nuns are long gone, you can touch it now.

And another thing...

- The heavy breather. It's a bowel movement, not a baby. The occasional grunt or groan may be involuntary, but try to keep your respiration under control. Darth Vader doesn't masturbate this loud. Losing some weight might help things flow, too. Damn. (Or should that be "dam?")
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediMAC on May 28, 2003, 07:11 PM
Couple more to add in here today...

Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Kenobi on May 28, 2003, 07:44 PM
Couple more to add in here today...

  • When a DVD that you previously bought gets re-released in a much better suped up version.  A number of DVD movies have been upgrading to the Superbit format with DTS sound (with even sharper picture and sound), plus some nice extras excluded from the prior version.  Especially crappy when they don't even throw a rebate in the new one (just $5 or so) for owners of the previous version.  I suppose many of the Star Wars collecting completists here can relate to this, since it happens ALL the time in our hobby...   :-\
  • When your air conditioning in your car goes out, and your stuck on the L.A. freeways (more like parking lots) in 105-110 degree heat for a good hour or two.  Now that really sucks...   >:(

I know how you feel Matt.  I bought Black Hawk Down when it came out with really nothing special on it and found out that there is a new verison coming out.  ANd my A/C in my house went out today so I'm stuck to using fans. >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Mikey D on May 29, 2003, 07:06 AM
Here's a post from a similar thread over at RS:

A major city decides its traffic problem is horrendous so said city decides to fix it. After years of planning, actual work commences. Now after years of work and numerous traffic delays and detours, the first major part of said problem fixer opens up. Mind you, this was supposed to be the end all be all solution to the problem. Guess what, traffic is no better and in some cases, worse than before. Cost for this solution: $15 billion. What was actually gotten: a big steaming pile of ****. But boy, it sure does look pretty.   ::)

DK, I remember when the original BHD was released, there was rumblings of a super deluxe version to be released later.  I'm glad I held off on that one.  The new is being released next week and its going to be worth it for the 90 minute History Channel documentary alone.

But I do agree with you and Matt on the issue, though.  I've gotten pooched with buying America Pie, Sixth Sense, Silence of the Lambs, Almost Famous and many others to only have a better edition released.  Granted most of those were bought in my rookie days of DVD and I now know to check out the web for any possible rumblings of a future release, but it still pisses me off.  
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Karma on May 29, 2003, 08:44 AM
Things that suck:
1) People who drive 60 in the 70 mph left lane
2) People who haven't discovered where their turn signal is, or how to use it.
3) Over-priviledged punk-a$$ kids who drive expensive cars (badly) and think that because they exsist, they deserve everything handed to them on the silver platter.  >:(
4) The cheap, greasy guy who was wearing 5 gold chains and 3 gold rings and drove a Maserati who was in front of me at Wal-Mart, who argued with the cashier about a .05 difference in price on a pair of socks, making everyone else wait while the manager was called to correct the difference.
-Karma
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediMAC on May 30, 2003, 07:58 PM
Couple new ones here:

Back later with more, I'm sure.  Just don't annoy me or you'll find yourself right here on this list!   :-*
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Scott on May 30, 2003, 09:21 PM
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Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: DSJ™ on May 30, 2003, 09:23 PM
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Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Scott on May 30, 2003, 09:25 PM
I seriously laugh at the dudes that wear turtlenecks out to the bars...bars are concert t-shirts and baseball caps not mock turtlenecks and ascots
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediMAC on May 30, 2003, 09:35 PM
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And just exactly who the in the hell might you possibly be referring to there Scott?!?

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/5-03/Picture067.jpg)

I profusely apologize to Carrie, Beth, Karen, Tammy, and the various other female members that we have here at JD who must now witness me in this disgustingly unattractive MALE PIG moment...   ::)   :P
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Carrie M on May 30, 2003, 11:09 PM
All I have to say is, you look drunk as all hell.  :)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: dustrho on May 31, 2003, 03:04 AM
All I have to say is, you look drunk as all hell.  :)

Yes he does.   ;D
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: jadesfire on May 31, 2003, 03:53 PM
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now witness me in this disgustingly unattractive MALE PIG moment...   ::)   :P
I agree, tha grease on her shirt does look unattractive...oh, you weren't looking at the grease??  Sorry ;)..
Hey, did you happen to look up at all? (insert a smirk here) If so, does the beginning of that sign say "one" ?  I don't get it??

Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Membraneman on May 31, 2003, 07:29 PM
Yeah, I have one....................................................

Mods from other sites sending nasty emails..... :o

Hey Dale ??.... ;D..LOL
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: DSJ™ on May 31, 2003, 08:29 PM
Yeah, I have one....................................................

Mods from other sites sending nasty emails..... :o

Hey Dale ??.... ;D..LOL

Nice one Bob.  ;D  (http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/rofl.gif)
See ya at the Toy Show.  :-*   ;)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Nicklab on June 1, 2003, 08:12 AM
How about this one:  bad spelling.  You can only imagine my plight on message boards, where it runs so rampant.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Hung Solow on June 1, 2003, 09:46 PM
He was simply trying to read her name tag. ::)  
My pet peeves are

People with bad hygene
Illegal immigrants
Scatterbrained people
Loud stereos with bad music
8am trash truck
3pm mail delivery
9am landscapers with lawnmowers
work
The Sun
conservatives
Bible-thumpers
Customized Japanese cars
reproduction vintage weapons
eBayers who take bad pictures
people who like "not knowing" things
shipping fees
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on June 2, 2003, 01:07 AM
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Damn, how much DID you eat that day :o
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: MisterPL on June 2, 2003, 09:39 AM
Twist ties.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Sith Lord Cosmo on June 2, 2003, 04:46 PM
People who drive slow in the fast lane.  I was coming back from a job in the Detroit area, crusing along I-696 doing 85 in the left lane.  I have to slam on my brakes because some asshat in front of me is doing 60 >:(

Self-rightious liberals.  Going to school at Michigan State, which is fairly liberal, I ran into these half-wits all the time.  There's nothing funnier than upper-middle class white kids rambling on about the plight of 3rd world nations

Extreme conservatives.  No, God is not telling you what to do.  Don't try that crap with me
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediMAC on June 2, 2003, 05:04 PM
The hour long wait at my local post office - nearly every single damned time.   >:(

2 or 3 postal employees are not going to do the trick when you have 30 to 40 people constantly waiting in line in a very busy Los Angeles branch...   ::)  Get with the program!   :-X
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Hung Solow on June 2, 2003, 09:28 PM

Extreme conservatives.  No, God is not telling you what to do.  Don't try that crap with me
Hmm...  voices in your head that tell you what to do???  Sounds like schitzophrenia.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Mikey D on June 3, 2003, 07:42 AM
When you buy something and the total comes out to like $20.04.  I don't make a habit of carrying change with me, so I always have to give them $21.  What makes it worse is when the cashier says "Oh sorry, we're out of quarters, here's a handful of nickels instead"   ::)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: jadesfire on June 3, 2003, 11:41 AM
Secretaries that just tell anyone who calls that you're not in because they are too damn lazy to actually page you if you're not at your desk!! >:(

*can you tell I'm at work right now??*
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: dustrho on June 3, 2003, 11:46 AM
The hour long wait at my local post office - nearly every single damned time.   >:(

2 or 3 postal employees are not going to do the trick when you have 30 to 40 people constantly waiting in line in a very busy Los Angeles branch...   ::)  Get with the program!   :-X

That's how it is at the post office by my house.  It's crazy!  I just love how the Post Office employees just RUSH around, trying to help every customer in a timely fashion.  <<< said with just a hint of sarcasm   ;) >>>
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Sith Lord Cosmo on June 3, 2003, 01:01 PM
I"m not a fan of the post office either, and I usually have to go there 3 days a week for work.  Its pretty bad that the postal employees all know me.  I've always got at least a 20 minute wait no matter what time I go.  At least I'm on the clock when it happens
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: jadesfire on June 3, 2003, 09:31 PM
Lending family money and then having them never pay it back!!
Hubby's sister (yes, I know that would make her my sister-in-law but that's not what I am calling her at the moment) was all ticked off because I asked her for the grand she owes us from back in March!!  I can't believe she was ticked at me for asking about it!!??   Then, to top it all off, she whines to my mother-in-law that I want it back "just to buy those stupid toys".  

Dear Sister-in-law:

Kiss My ***  


Rule #3:  Never lend family members money. >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on June 4, 2003, 01:06 AM
Civic Nation.

Have you guys seen these ads?  A bunch of Civics customized driving around with thumping bass?

Now don't get me wrong, the first car I ever owned was a Civic (1980) as was the second, 1986 CRX.  But come on.  These are economy cars that sell for what, about $11 K US and guys are dropping the same amount for stereos and customizing the body?  I simply don't get it.  That and the local Civic Nation is irritating as hell.  They all have customized, illegal mufflers that do nothing for sound and they all race around on the residential streets.   Bugger off ya little snot bags before I put a real hole in your muffler >:(  And get some real music you freaks. ;)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Kenobi on June 4, 2003, 05:59 PM
Some I just thought of today since I was there looking for Star tours figs.  THe fact that Disney decided to cut power to the esclator to the monorail making you have to walk  up/down on a bunch piece of covrory belt, yet they still have the power to have the pumps working with the old Sub ride which has been gone for the past 10 years or more.  
And another one people who decide to take a picture while you are walking behind them on said mention esclator and having them push you into the people behind you, idoits. ::)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JoshEEE on June 4, 2003, 06:25 PM
Quote
come on.  These are economy cars that sell for what, about $11 K US and guys are dropping the same amount for stereos and customizing the body?  I simply don't get it.

While I think modifying the family sedan to look like an indy car is both pathetic AND silly (buy a real sports car, boys)...I do believe that an awesome stereo is a neccesity whether you are driving a BMW or a Pinto.

While it's silly to exceed the stereo/car value ratio, I admit that I had a 1200 dollar stereo in my 800 dollar Ford Escort back in the day.  :)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on June 4, 2003, 08:26 PM
Yeah Josh, point taken.  My first stereo in the CRX was a thing of beauty.  Harmon Kardon deck, HK amp for front Pioneer speakers, Blaupunkt amp for rear Bose 101 speakers.  Absolutlely huge sound ;D  Until it got stolen.  As did the next three.  

I just gave up for the most part.  Better cars with better stock stereos.  Gotta love Nissan and their association with Bose.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediMAC on June 5, 2003, 02:54 AM
Absolutlely huge sound ;D  Until it got stolen.  As did the next three.  

Geez Brent...  You've had FOUR cars stolen?!?   :o  Or just the stereos from them?  Either way, that really sucks!  You live in the hood, or sumthin'?   ;D   :-*

To expand on a pet peeve that I listed earlier:  Patty and I went to see the Ghosts of the Abyss (Titanic) Imax "movie" tonight.  We initially had the entire massive theater all to ourselves, until just prior to showtime when another couple acting all rowdy and stupid come wandering in.  Where do they decide to sit?  Yep.  Right smack dab in the two seats immediately in front of us - when they had probably a thousand other seats to choose from.  Didn't even scoot over a seat or two, so they were still in the middle, but not directly in front of us.  Wasn't a huge deal really, but we could see a little bit of the top of their noggins instead of the screen.  Oh well.  People nowadays...   ::)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Mikey D on June 5, 2003, 07:30 AM
I play for my wife's company softball team.  This is a co-ed league where five women must play.  (You can play with four, but when the fifth is due up, she's an automatic out).  If you have anything less than four, you forfeit.  Three forfeits and you're out of the league permanently.  They've had some problems with women showing up last year, so they go out and recruit 9 women to play on the team, figuring "Hey it won't be a problem to get 5 to show up to a game".

We had a game last night, 8:45 pm start. (plenty of time to get home from work, eat dinner and relax before the game).  Guess how many women show up for the game?  3.  Out of 9 women, we get a 1/3 of them and one of them is not even on the roster, she's a friend of one of the girls.  

Now I have no problem if you have prior commitments and tell the manager that.  What I have a problem with is saying you're going to be there, ready to play and not show up.  You're wasting our time, our money (the players have to pay the umpire fees, $20 / game, unless you forfeit and then you have to pay the other teams also) and most importantly, the company's money, who paid the entry fees, etc. for us to play.

The manager is being alot more civil about this problem than I would be.  I had similar problems when I managed my company team last year and it really made my blood pressure rise.  (One of the main reasons why we didn't field a team this year)

Keep in mind that we all know we're not playing in the World Series and its just a game, but we do want to play.  If you don't, let us know so we can find someone to replace you.

***Rant over***
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: sp00ky on June 5, 2003, 01:39 PM
OK, here is my list....  ;)

1.  People who blame you personally for something that doesn't work, just because you happen to be the guy who is there trying to help them.

2.  People who ask for help but refuse to do anything to help themslves!

3.  People who don't read manuals, then expect you to explain everything to them!

4. People who can't understand the limitations of the technology the use on a daily basis.

5. People who buy the absolute cheapest thing possible, then complain when it breaks!

Thats it for work related.. can you tell I am a support tech. :)

Here goes for my list of life's pet peeves.

1.  People who walk slowly down narrow hallways!

2.  People who think that because they are a "customer" they can treat another human being like a piece of crap.

Recent example:  I totally lost it at McDonalds the other day because some guy is screaming at the manager because "you #$%*%ing ripped me off because you forgot one of my #%#$%ing french fries, you#$%ing piece of (you know what).

Where does it say that for the cost of some fries you can totally abuse another human being?

To make it worse my 6 year old is standing right there!

3. People who take no responsibility for thier actions.  

4. People who forward all those stupid pictures, and jokes, and videos, and petitions in their email, then complain that the internet is so slow!

Collecting related!

1. Crappy distribution in Canada!

2. TRU employees who snicker at you because you are asking them a toy question, and you are abviously an adult.

3. eBay sellers with crappy or no pictures!  If you have MOC 12 Backs, sell one and buy a half decent GD Digicam!

4. Other collectors who don't reply to your trade offer, even though it doesn't interest them.  Its common courtesy!!!

5. Flea Market vendors who think they have pure plastic gold, and refuse to believe you when you point out thier flawed plan to sell those sand box incomplete figures for $15 each!  "Hey, those are vintage! I could get a lot more than that on eBay" - Yeah right...

6. Dealers who refuse to believe that "Book Value" means very little these days!

7. Store exclusives! - They never come to Canada!  

8. Store exclusives again... seeing a case of "store exclusives" offered up on eBay!  Example: That damn Silver R2!!! Arghhh

OK, my blood pressure is rising so I should stop now! But thanks I feel better.

Please feel free to post  "People's whose pet peeve threads are too long"... ;)

Thanks!

Scott
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on June 5, 2003, 02:40 PM
Good stuff Scott, I hear ya on the flea market sellers.

Matt,
4 stereos in 4 different locations.  None in the hood.  3 in typical suburban neighbourhoods; one while living with the parental units; another in the parking garage of an apartment building; another outside a different apartment on a residential street and the fourth in a parking lot at the university.  Lots of nice folks around where I live, the car theft (and likely car stereo theft) capital of Canada.  Couple that with the insurance companies reluctancy to cover full value and you can see why stock stereos appeal to me.  Especially when the stock is Bose.  Thanks Nissan.  Still loud, high quality sound. ;D
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JoshEEE on June 5, 2003, 03:14 PM
Quote
Matt,
4 stereos in 4 different locations.  None in the hood.  

I had a car stereo stolen in broad daylight in the parking lot at a Lake while I was water skiing. It was back when I drove a convertible, and I had been courteous enough to leave the alarm OFF...so that if someone bumped it, it wouldn't be going off while I was off on the water.

Someone slashed the top, stole my speakers (but left everything else of value in the car) and put the top back up.

So that's a big pet peeve for me. Spineless pussies that mess with another man's automobile.  >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on June 5, 2003, 04:10 PM
I had a buddy that "customized" his security system.  Took quite a while and it ended up causing a lot more damage to the car, but he ended up happy.  

What he did was highly illegal but more than tempting.  If you've ever installed a car stereo you know all the feeds go in the back, just like a regular stereo.  Also at the back is a wussy little retaining bar with a bolt to hold the deck in place.  

Typical thieves pay little attention to detail when stealing the stereo itself (versus the speakers) and simply reach under the dash, grab the wires and pull them out.  Often this snaps the leads, but hey, they're not looking for a "mint" stereo anyway, just something to use or more likely resell.  Their market ain't that picky either.

What my buddy had done (he too had been victimized prior) was set up (wire up) a series of razor blades and fish hooks.  The razors were the old type you can still buy, double sided, but nobody uses.  Fish hooks were typical supply, barbed.  He put in about 10 of each suspended by wires.  

Naturally one day some jackass goes to rip off his stereo, smashes the window and blindly reaches under the back to grab the wires ;D  Guy came out next day, blood everywhere, headlights and taillights smashed along with the original window the guy broke to get in.  Stereo was still there.  had to de-customize the security system prior to seeing the insurance adjustor.  Couldn't come up with a good explanation for all the blood either, but hey, he wasn't there when the guy broke in, so how would he know?   ;)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Obi-Juan on June 5, 2003, 07:47 PM
The one thing that pisses me off is when people try to get their post counts up in forums and will do so by any stupid means necessary.  Specially when they post two or three times in a row without even having anyone respond to your posts.   >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JoshEEE on June 5, 2003, 08:57 PM
What do you mean?
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JoshEEE on June 5, 2003, 08:58 PM
That never happens!!


 ;D   J/K
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on June 5, 2003, 11:26 PM
The one thing that pisses me off is when people try to get their post counts up in forums and will do so by any stupid means necessary.  Specially when they post two or three times in a row without even having anyone respond to your posts.   >:(

Uh, yeah.  Me too :-X  I'm really, really sorry about the alyson hannigan pics.  really.  Ahem. :-[

Though it wasn't with the intent of post padding.  Honest.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Obi-Juan on June 6, 2003, 06:05 AM
That never happens!!


 ;D   J/K

That's it.......(http://www.spacespider.net/emo/tantrum.gif) (http://www.spacespider.net/emo/censored.gif) (http://www.spacespider.net/emo/bash02.gif)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: TopJedi on June 6, 2003, 08:15 AM
Ok, I'll add to this list:

#1 Illiegal Aliens in the USA.........this is probably my #1 Pet Peeve...........I won't expound on this......I think it speaks for itself;)

#2 Ricers......guys that own a Honda or similiar car....make one trip to AutoZone and load up on all of the Neon,floor mats,stickers and wings that they can bolt on thier car........and then hit the street like they are straight outta the Fast and Furious movie. I enjoy decimating these wussies.......nothing makes me laugh harder then when I leave them sitting....hahhaha

Here's an example:

my local Gatti's Pizza is a fine example of this....they have a driver there who owns am Acura Integra....one night he decided he was brave and came up next to me trying to show off his POS.....I was in my slammed 98 S10...which consequently has been wrenched on.....anyways, I see this kid staring at me like he's Vin Diesel himself........so I shake my head and give him the go sign.......he stands on it....I stand on it....and bam.....I'm frickin' gone......and I don't mean buy a fender's length....I mean 3-4 car lengths.....hahahhahahah   he pulled up to me at the light and just stared in disbelief.......

(The previous comment was not meant to anger those that are REAL import racers....I respect those that wrench on thier cars......I just hate ricers ;) )

#3 Slow drivers on the freeway....... If the flow of traffic is moving at 85+ then go with the flow.....I appreciate you driving the speed limit at 55......but I can assure you that you and I will both end up splattered adainst the Kelly wall at some point.......because doing 55 in an area where the flow is 85+ is like installing a speed bump.

#4 People that take forever to return e-mails when trading.......

#5 Magazines like Maxim.....(I know, most of you are going,"WTF"?)...seriously, get the clothes off already....those pics you publish are nothing more than teasers.......the world is full of teasers........let's get to what EVERYONE who stares at that magazine cover wants......nakidness!  heheheheh

#6 Country music......again, pretty self explanatory...Country music leads to inbreeding ;) hahah

#7 Rebelscum.com admins and mods.......I'm sure I'm not alone in this......but those guys in my opinion are doing nothing but slapping what used to be loyal forum members in the face with thier refusal to talk about the new trade rules..........I could expound on this....but I'll leave it be.

#8  People who jack with another man's car.......anyone who does so is worth less than a wet roll of Charmin......wether this includes keying a car,stealing the wheels,ripping off the stereo,stealing the motor, or etc. ....it's all the same to me.......this crime should include having your hands cut off......think the thug's "Homies" would get the picture? You bet your ass they would when Mr. Handy shows back up to the "Crib" or "Hood" with no hands word will spread FAST......

#9 People who describe an item to be a certain condition and it's far worse than described.......I'd almost consider the punishment for #8 as penalty...but somehow it seems a little harsh ;)

#10 Walker County (Texas) My local county has decided to raise taxes yet again this year......I live out in the boonies man...waaay out....and my road is made of "Iron Ore" which is this red rock and dust........beleive me, don't even consider washing your car......it will be red with dirt and dust again tomorrow. This county for some reason won't pave my road......there are a bunch of people that live off of it........so I'm not the only one........and the road has been here for years....but they refuse to pave it for some reason....yet they feel the need to lift more cash from my wallet again  >:(


I could sit here and go on and on.....LOL....but I'll let that list stand.......who knows, I might come back and post another list in a week or so...ahahhaha
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Snively Bandar on June 11, 2003, 07:12 PM
#9 People who describe an item to be a certain condition and it's far worse than described.

I hate this one too TJ!  I don't know how someone can look at a carded figure with massive spiderweb-veining, a large crease, or dented in corners and suggest that it's a "mint" card.  Drives me nuts!

On a related note, I HATE when people intentionally try to get away with labeling a less than mint carded product as MOC, which most people view the same as MOMC.  I realize there's technically a very serious difference between those two abbreviations, but the average collector usually thinks MOC means the card is mint, and quite often sellers will label their mint carded product MOC.  But when a deceptive seller slaps the MOC label on an item, and intentionally misleads someone into thinking it's on a mint card, that's NOT COOL.   >:(

I'll agree with everyone else on the bad/slow/unattentive drivers.  That one's a no-brainer.

It also disgusts me when people don't use deoderant and smell like a nasty MF.  This is more just an issue of personal hygiene though, but it affects other people when we have to smell your stank!

It also drives me mildy insane when a co-worker finishes off the last of the coffee in the morning, and doesn't refill the damned pot like they're supposed to.   >:(  Must have my coffee or I do NOT function properly!

Last pet peeve for now:  The elevator farter.   ::)  You know what I'm talking about.  Believe it or not, these people are really out there.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Ghidorah on June 11, 2003, 07:52 PM
Mostly only one thing that bothers me. RAP I HATE IT. >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Force Guy on June 11, 2003, 09:00 PM
1. Ignorance
2. Bigotry
3. Mullets
4. NASCAR
5. Most country "music"
6. People that speed up as you try to pass them on the freeway
7. People that drive while talking on a cell-phone


 
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediMAC on June 21, 2003, 04:54 AM
"On the hunt" peeves:

And then there's this always enjoyable conversation that irritates the living crap out of me EVERY single time it happens at my favorite fast food joints:

At In-N-Out:

Me: Hi, I'd just like a Double-double.  That's all.

Idiot: Would you like the combo?

Me:  No.  Just the Double-double.

Idiot:  Would you like a drink with that?

Me:  NO!   >:(  Just... the... Double-double...!!!   >:(   >:(   >:(

Me (in my head):  What the f'n hell part of "No", "just" and "that's all" are you having so much trouble understanding exactly, you freaking moron?!?!?   >:(

Feel free to substitute Taco Bell, KFC, Jack in the Crack, Burger King, or any other fast food place in there instead, and you get the identical results 90% of the time.  And you wonder why they call me Bulky Blocky...   ::)   :P
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Hung Solow on June 23, 2003, 11:24 PM
Star Wars collectors who don't know the difference between POTF and POTF2.  To a lesser extent, SW collectors who don't know what OC, GC, FF, EU, SOTE, EP1, EP2, SS, LS, LT, ST, MOMC, and MIMB mean.
Title: Re: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: dustrho on June 24, 2003, 12:31 AM
Star Wars collectors who don't know the difference between POTF and POTF2.  To a lesser extent, SW collectors who don't know what OC, GC, FF, EU, SOTE, EP1, EP2, SS, LS, LT, ST, MOMC, and MIMB mean.

What does "SW" mean?   ;)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Mikey D on June 24, 2003, 07:16 AM
Here's a few things that pissed me off in the last couple of weeks:

1.  Rain - I don't mind it once in a while, but when 9 out of the last 10 weekends have been raining, I get a little pissed.  The Northeast is not a g'damn rain forest.  I actually played a golf tournament Sunday in a torrential downpour.

2.  Dip s**ts who don't turn their headlights on when its raining.  Hello, numbnuts, nobody can see you without them.

3.  Punk ass kids who wear their hats wrong.  I not talking backwards, I can deal with that (and I wore my hats backwards for a while)  I'm talking about wearing them sideways.  You look like a moron, get some self respect.  And bend the brim for chrissakes.  Nothing looks more stupid than a straight brim.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: DSJ™ on June 24, 2003, 09:44 AM
Canada Post Customs    (http://home.wanadoo.nl/quatros/smilies/boos/laaiend.gif)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: sp00ky on June 24, 2003, 10:30 AM
OK, so I have to get this one off my chest... thanks for the opportunity!

I decided a while ago I wanted to learn some web site building skills, nothing super duper, maybe something for trading etc. etc.

First I look around the 'net for a html editor, I decide on using a product called 1st Site.

I am super cheap, I download the trial version, it says it will place a link to their site on every page you create, and you get no support.  No problem... Its a WYSIWYG editor, so its easy to use, and I can then edit the html later, and learn a little as I go.

I create some pages, not bad stuff, nothing fancy but it will do.  I then go to find a free web host, but I really don't want banner ads, or pop ups.

I settle on www.freewebs.com.  Pretty good, some limitations, no FTP, no multiple file uploads, but whatever.  They also place some code on your site linking to their site.

The code is small so I fugure no big deal.

Here is where the annoying thing comes in!

I start setting up my site, I upload all my images, and some of the html pages, and I get this message saying I have uploaded my limit of 50 files!

WTF, no where did it say anything about 50 file limit, in fact I have 100 MB of space that has hardly been touched!  I do some investigation, and it turns out that recently they decided that if you uploaded 50 files you have obvioulsy decided you like their service, and if you want to continue uploading, you have to subscribe to at least one of their premium services!!

Arghhhhhhhh.  Bait and switch if you ask me!

Wait it gets worse.. the free lite version of the html editor I was using, whose only limitation is it places some code on your pages decides I have used it enough too!

I have published 30 pages (long story.. I was trying it out) and if I want to publish more, I have to buy the full version at 89.99!!

What makes matters worse, there is no warning when you get close to this amount, so my entire site is saved in their proprietary format, and I can't get it out unless I buy the full version!!!

I am soooooo frustrated!!!!

But I feel better now.  I found a new free host that is better anyway, hopefully they don't pull the same crap as freewebs.  I also am going to install the 1site s/w on my work computer, and hopefully I can import the site I created, export it to pure html, and find a new editor to use!

/ end rant.

Thanks, I feel much better!!

Scott :)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Master Chief on June 25, 2003, 12:06 PM
People who take ages when they go shopping.

Example: When going out to NJ sometime. I go with my parents. They take sooooooooooooooooooo long on their shopping.  They take nearly 3 hours to shop. They never have any plan,  my parents just do random shopping, checking every single aisle in the whole store. When I go out with my brother, it only takes 30 mintue to do all the shopping.




People who takes ages to getting ready to go out.

People who bit*h and moan about how "M" rated games and " R" rated movies are not good for young kids.

People who takes their kids to TRU and then not buy anything for them and scream at the kids because they are crying.

People who brag about how awesome a video game is when I have THAT video game in my hand.

People who touch my collection w/o my permission when  showing them my collection.


Female who wears sexual clad attire and then bit*h and moan about how everyone looks at them in a sexual matter.

Females who shows off their clevage and buttock.

People who gets annoyed with people who cannot hear them  and ask them to repeat what they said. ( I am hard of hearing, so I have gone thru this several time)


People who talks, but not move their mouth. ( Which makes it hard for me to understand what they saying, because I am skilled in reading lip)


People who  is talking to you as they walk futher away from you with their back turn to you.


People who buys SUV  so their stupid kids can have room to play.

People who cannot park their big a$$ SUV into a tight  parking space.

People who talks on cell phone while driving.

People who spends money on lottos.

People trying to beat the odd of lotto by spending so much money and not win instead of saving money by not paying for lotto.

People with awful BO.

People who goes " Mmmmmm" when eating. Gah, that irriate me so bad!

People who brings babies with them.

People who brings down a baby stroller in a tight space place.

People who  stalls the cashier line just because of something stupid.

People who doesn't wash their hands after using a bathroom at a resurant.

People who cut in front of the car and then flip you the finger after you beep the horn.

People who doesn't stop at stop sign and then get nearly hit by the *******, and then beep at them , they then get piss off at you and slows down in front of you just to tick you off.


People who doesn't move their car when there nothing  coming, then after going around them, they finally move, only to hit you because the dumbass didn't look before making the turn.

waiting nearly 8 hours for a 5 mintue  operation.


My battledriods army falling down due to cheap arse plastic legs.

Not finding new toys everytime switching to something new.

Example: I was getting tired of not finding new SW figuers, so I switch to LOTR, now I cannot find any new LOTR figuers, so I switch to Mcfarlence toys, NOW  I cannot find any  figuers such as Ghost twin #2 or any cool Mcfarlence toys.




whew...I guess that about it.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: dustrho on June 25, 2003, 12:16 PM
People who takes their kids to TRU and then not buy anything for them and scream at the kids because they are crying.

That is hilarious!  It's the truth though... I was one of those kids a LONG time ago that experienced the same thing.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Carrie M on June 25, 2003, 04:52 PM
Females who shows off their clevage and buttock.

Okay, this is just too funny.  
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Ghidorah on June 25, 2003, 05:11 PM
I have to write one more thing.


Stupid little morons that are named Ralph Malph and think they are funny when they are ***wads.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jango Fettish on June 25, 2003, 05:22 PM
Lets keep personal attacks off of the board, guys. If you have problems with any of the forum members, just notify a staff member and we'll handle it accordingly.

As you were.. ;D
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Ghidorah on June 25, 2003, 05:23 PM
Sorry, I just had to let that out somewhere.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Master Chief on June 25, 2003, 05:31 PM
I have to write one more thing.


Stupid little morons that are named Ralph Malph and think they are funny when they are ***wads.

Ideed. That another peeve for me. Annoying forum memeber noobs who thinks they are so cool when they are really a ( What Darth Ghidorah quoted)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Scott on June 25, 2003, 09:07 PM
I'd like to second what Cory ahd to say, personal attacks will not be tolerated here, consider this your first warning ;)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Kenobi on June 25, 2003, 10:42 PM
Yesterday I figured out some more work related pet peeves:
1.  Shoplifters:  Yester two people decided to shoplift and got away with it.  First guy (older) opened up a bunch of bags of cherris and put some of each bag in his pocket in front of people, he got away since no employees saw him.  Second incident some younger guy stoled a bottle of liquor and got away as will.  
2.  The fact that I can't stop these shoplifter with force.  ;D  One of the funniest momments of the past five years at my work happened one night that I saw a couple of younger adults stealing some bluk candy  ::) and trying to walk out a locked door.  They eventually found the unlock door as I was walking in and I truned around and followed them to they get away car where two other people were waiting.  EVentually they saw me and were getting in the car when the driver started driving off causing the make shoplifter (who was still trying to get in the car) to fall on his *** and break the bottle of liquor that he had in his jacket ;D ;.  We called the cops and they came but the people drove off and ditched the car that was stoling.  I wish I could do this more but I can't even though I see alot of jerks shoplifting.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Master Chief on June 25, 2003, 11:14 PM
Another thing I hate are:(This in school)


People thinks I am out of control and very threaten  when my friends are more threaten than me, but all the adults looks at me like I ready to go postal.

People who doesn't do a damn thing when my friend does something, but when I do that same exactly thing my friends does, I get in trouble.


BS test exam with BS question  that  I never heard of.

Math.

Speech class. It so ******* useless. All we do is chit chat and play age 5 board games. No speech lesson, and the guy can't even do correct sign language ( I am hearing impaired  FYI).


Having the greatest math teacher  who can sign language replaced by a woman with asian accent, who doesn't  sign language.( Hopefully my teacher will come back.)


not being able to finish my math test due to lack of  math teaching and due to many human error on the questions.



Gums under the seats.


Students who  takes my seat when I specifly put my ******* bag on THAT seat which I assign. then the jackasses remove my bag, replace them, and takes my seat and claim that they didn't see any bags or that they don't see my name and claim they got here first! >:( >:(

^^^ That happened to me TWICE in a week by two of my idiotic friends!!!



Being in special ed classes. Thank god that  a person have a choice to go to main stream classes.


Learning 8th grade math works when I am in 10th grade.

Students who cuts classes and  hangs out in the hallway and makes nosies when there are classes!!!

Students who stand in front of the door, and then gets piss off when I push that particular door with the person in front of the door, telling me to  say " Excuse me".  Oh sure,  I am at the other side of the door, and I have to say excuse me? They are the one who are in the way.

Nothing happen to my friends when they went to a porno website on a computer in the teacher's louge, but when I get on, i get kick out.


Most of the students I know calls me stupid because I cannot talk right. Well, they are hearing impaired too, and they cannot talk right too, so I guess that makes them stupid too.

Being called " gay" by a collage student who is visting  everyone they know in HS. I just met the guy for the first time and he calls me "gay" for no obviouse(sp) reason. Stupid hotshot.

Some of my friends calls me "Gay" and "stupid" for reading a "HALO" book.

Being  critized by my friends about how I dress really fancy. And when I don't dress really fancy, but with a casual outfit, they still critized me.

Friends telling me that I need a life just because I like sci-fi .

friends  saying that I need a life  because  I like SCI fi but they are not using any facts why I don't have a life. they don't know I like going out alot.


Students who talks during class,  and when I tells them to shut up, they then get all pissy and that I should mind my own business. Excuse me, I am trying to learn here.

My friend telling me that I act immature when he act incredibly stupid during class, and sad part is..he  go to collage this years ( Really next year of Jan,he going to collage)

Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Kenobi on June 26, 2003, 04:58 PM
For once I have a non work related pet peeve:
Every year around this time the local news media talks about fireworks safety and all that stuff.  The thing that bugs me is they use the terms FIRE CRACKER and FIRE WORK as the same thing and it get to me becuase the two are different.  Fire Crackers (for me at least) are illegal fire works which the state has banned while fireworks are those that have been approved by the the state.  
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Sith Bounty Hunter on June 27, 2003, 01:21 PM
Homework, my mom yelling at me to pick up my room, and a million more things.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Ghidorah on June 27, 2003, 04:15 PM
To mods:

Am I allowed to start a rant thread, where everyone can take their frustations (sp?) out?
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Scott on June 27, 2003, 04:17 PM
No, you can keep your rants here please ;)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Chris on June 27, 2003, 04:18 PM
This thread is going very well and serves its purpose, what type of rant do you have in mind?
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Ghidorah on June 27, 2003, 04:20 PM
A thread, just where everyone can come in and rant about whatever.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Scott on June 27, 2003, 04:24 PM
That is what Pet Peeves are ;)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Ghidorah on June 27, 2003, 04:25 PM
Yes, yes, that I know.


I am reading this in German right now. ;D
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Scott on June 27, 2003, 04:30 PM
Keepen sie hier bitte
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Ghidorah on June 27, 2003, 04:37 PM
Keepen sie hier bitte


Keep them here?
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Chris on June 27, 2003, 04:38 PM
I would ask you keep it here  :D
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: sp00ky on June 28, 2003, 11:16 PM
I'll get this back on track...

Car Problems!!!!!!!!!!!

'nuff said!

Scott
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: BushiFox on June 29, 2003, 12:14 PM
Smacking of any kind, but mainly people that smack and pop gum.  *shudder*

Gum under chairs/desk.  Come on people, what is more nasty that this?

Boogers.

People that spit when they talk.

People that talk with their mouth full of food/something else.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Mikey D on June 30, 2003, 12:46 PM
A couple of more from the past week:

1.  People who are to lazy to read:  As some of you who may or not know, I work for a construction company as an estimator.  Part of my job description is to solicite bids for any work we have going on.  This last week I sent out a ton of one page "Invitation to Bid" (ITB) faxes with project description, bid date, etc.  On the fax I specifically wrote in big bold letters "Plans are due to CorJen on July 11th and will be sent out to subs the following week"  And I still get calls asking when and where the plans are available.  If the numbnuts would just read you wouldn't be wasting yours and my time.  It's not like asking you to read War and Peace, it's a simple one page fax.  Lazy bastards.

2.  People who are too lazy to put their shopping carts in the "corral" after their done with them.  Why leave them all over the parking lot? Are you that lazy you can't walk a few feet and make everyone's life a lot easier?  Its not like they're all the way near the store, they're spread out through the parking lot.  Get some exercise you fat ass.  It will do you good.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on June 30, 2003, 12:59 PM

2.  People who are too lazy to put their shopping carts in the "corral" after their done with them.  Why leave them all over the parking lot? Are you that lazy you can't walk a few feet and make everyone's life a lot easier?  Its not like they're all the way near the store, they're spread out through the parking lot.  Get some exercise you fat ***.  It will do you good.

Ooh!  Good one.  This drives me nuts too.  I usually end up saying something like wow, that piano must be heavy to which the reply is usually a blank stare.  But if they say "what".  I say the one tied to your a$$  That usually elicits a stream of expletives but you know they got the point ;D  

Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Master Chief on June 30, 2003, 04:18 PM
 Another one I hate is when People are hailing for a city bus. Come on, I'm sure the driver know where to stop, so stop sticking your arm out to catch the driver's attention!!! unless the moron would like to lose their arm.




Oh,  i forgot to tell you guy this. NYC is now going to ban junk foods such as candy, potato chips, soda, etc etc etc. And the reason why they are being ban because of  stupid fat... (snipped by JediMAC)

Note from JediMAC: That's not exactly how we like to discuss things here at JD, Master Chief.  Regardless of the fact that your 9 swear words were all caught by the language filter, there are much better ways to explain why something pisses you off.  Please refrain from any further profanity laced tirades here in the future.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Master Chief on July 1, 2003, 07:33 AM
Oop...thank for letting me know jedi mac. I won't curse anymore. ;)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Karma on July 9, 2003, 02:27 PM
Sometimes I think there should be a ban on retirees shopping/banking/going to the post office/etc during the hours of 12-1, when most working people are on their lunch break and trying to run errands.

I waited in line at Wal-Mart for 25 minutes while an old lady (definatly not of working age) bought cat food, changed her mind, bought it again, forgot her coupon, tried to beg the cashier to give her the coupon discount anyway, searched for exact change, gave up, and then filled out a check for $3.19 while she had a $10 bill in her hand. This wasn't the first time something like this has happened to me. It always happens at the post office...at 12pm there is a line of about 40 people, 80% of whom are 'older' and clogging the line, and if I go at say, 4pm, there is no line whatsoever.

When this happens I always want to say, "Excuse me, but could you let me go ahead of you so I can get back to work  so you can get your social security check?"

Sorry, just venting.
-Karma


Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: dustrho on July 10, 2003, 09:07 PM
Twist ties in Star Wars packaging piss me off (click here for more info) (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?board=28;action=display;threadid=1949).
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediMAC on July 16, 2003, 05:53 AM
THE HEAT...   >:(   :'(  It's killin' me, I tell ya'!  At 32 years of age, I have very little energy as it is, but the heat sucks out any remaining zest for life that I have the moment I step out into it...

It's pretty much been between 95 and 105 degrees here in the Valley in L.A. for at least 3 straight weeks now.  Please go away heat.  I'm begging you.  Or at least bring along a little breeze or sumthin'.  I can handle 80's, and even low 90's on occasion, but this crap is getting utterly ridiculous!  100x worse when my car's air conditioning is on the fritz!   >:(


And after listening to the happy go lucky fool behind the Star Traders cash register for half an hour tonight, I must add OBNOXIOUS CASHIERS to my list now as well.  This guy just NEVER shut up!  He had this deep, low, booming voice, and went on and on just as if he was a radio DJ/MC.  He pretty much gave me a play by play on all 3 of my Star Tours droids transactions that he rang up.  I almost yelled at him to just SHUT THE HELL UP, but fortunately refrained myself.  Didn't want to scare the bajeezus out of all the little kiddies running around nearby.   ;)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: DSJ™ on July 18, 2003, 02:26 PM
The bloody Postal system. I just reveived a parcel from NJ mailed on June 20 Air Mail. It took 4 weeks to get here. Customs never opened it & thats just fine by me.  ;)
Just that it took sooooooooooooooooooooo long to get here.  >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Force Guy on July 19, 2003, 01:00 AM
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention how annoying it is when people pronounce the word "et cetera" as "eck cetera" or say "anyways" instead of "anyway."    
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: dustrho on July 19, 2003, 01:43 AM
...or say "anyways" instead of "anyway."

That's funny that you should mention that.  I graduated from college with a B.A. in Journalism (TV Broadcast), but haven't found squat of a job in that.  Anyway (no pun intended), we used to have to type news stories and reports all the time.  If we were to spell or even say the word "anyways," we would automatically get an 'F' for the day.  So, ever since then (1996 when I graduated) I have never said "anyways."

One other phrase that is spelled wrong all the time is "alot."  It's not one word... it's TWO words and is spelled "a lot."  Get it right people!  
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Obi-Juan on July 19, 2003, 04:35 AM
I don't know if anyone else has posted this, but it pisses me off when people purposely crumple up bubbles on figures at stores.  I know someone is doing it on purpose.    >:( >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: sp00ky on July 19, 2003, 08:47 AM
The bloody Postal system. I just reveived a parcel from NJ mailed on June 20 Air Mail. It took 4 weeks to get here. Customs never opened it & thats just fine by me.  ;)
Just that it took sooooooooooooooooooooo long to get here.  >:(

I agree, a certain "dancing R2" sent me a package on July 2nd only a few provinces over in the same country and it still hasn't arrived!!  ;)

lol You know I am just teasing you Dale!  :D

Scott
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: DSJ™ on July 19, 2003, 10:19 AM
The bloody Postal system. I just reveived a parcel from NJ mailed on June 20 Air Mail. It took 4 weeks to get here. Customs never opened it & thats just fine by me.  ;)
Just that it took sooooooooooooooooooooo long to get here.  >:(

I agree, a certain "dancing R2" sent me a package on July 2nd only a few provinces over in the same country and it still hasn't arrived!!  ;)

lol You know I am just teasing you Dale!  :D

Scott

To the Post Office I go.  ;)  Man am I pissed!  >:(

They lost a Money Order from me last year that I sent across the city. He should have had it in 3 days max but nooooooo!
Claim went in & I got reimbursed.  :)

Hopefully this can be resolved.


Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: sp00ky on July 19, 2003, 12:32 PM
I hear you on that one man.

Last year I sold a cell phone to one guy, shipped it COD, and paid extra for signature.

$%^&#ing mailman just drops it off, and doesn't pick up the $200!!!

Luckly the buyer was honest and told me, otherwise I would have had a hell of a time to sort it all out!!

And no worries on our deal Dale, I am sure it will all work out eventually. ;-)

Scott :)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: CloneF13Y35 on July 20, 2003, 01:00 PM
Here's my contribution:
As a helpdesk agent:
1 - users who cause the problem then get mad at me for what it'll take to fix it.
2 - USers who DON't  know anything about what they did or their system.
3 - Users who start off saying how 'computer illiterate' they are THEN want a five page dissertation on what the problem is.
4 - Losing your job as a cost cutting move as the company outsources your dept to a foreign country  >:(

In regular life:
1- slow people at walmart who stand and stare at the shelves.
2 - Slower then ME drivers and speed demons who tailgate when I CAN'T go any faster due to traffic.
3 - Conceited people and equally ignorant people.
4 - People who malign all christian people for the sins of a few bad examples. No one is perfrect.
5 - Foriengers who take american jobs and american companies who give away jobs to foreigners.
6 - Telemarkerters - we hate you, get another job!
7 - The mindless buying sheep who buy for brand instead of quality.

that's all for now  ;)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Mikey D on July 21, 2003, 07:27 AM
Edited for TV movies.  I was watching Dumb and Dumber yesterday on TBS and so much was cut out.  They can show Harry getting shot multiple times but not him taking a dump?  (One of the best scenes in the movie.  What can I say, I love toilet (no pun intended) humor ;))

When TV channels shrink the credits and show a commercial that was played five thousand during the movie instead of the full credits.  I was watching 10 Things I Hate About You (a guilty pleasure).  I love the version of Cheap Trick's I Want you to Want me
played by Letters to Cleo at the end of the movie, but USA decides to shrink it and show an ad for Dead Zone.  And its not like the song is played over the credits on a black screen.  The band is playing on top of the high school.  In my view, its part of the movie.  Don't cut it out.

You know, maybe I should just go out and buy both movies on dvd and not worry about.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediMAC on July 22, 2003, 01:32 PM
Drives me crazy when I'm driving around with the wife, and we pass a Target, WM, or TRU and she won't let me stop to do a quick figure check!  AAAaaargh!  It's especially difficult when we're traveling up to her parents place an hour and a half away, and we're passing about 15 stores that might have figures, but we "can't" stop at any!  Drives me a little batty knowing I might be driving right by new product that I desperately need!   :-X

Oh well, I understand that she gets a little burnt out at times with the figure hunting.  That's fine, since she does a fair amount of it herself for me, and usually lets me make my stops.  But the occasional times when she doesn't feel like stopping at stores just send my figure hunting OCD into a tizzy!   :P
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: jadesfire on July 22, 2003, 02:34 PM
I  hear ya on that one Matt!!  Hubby doesn't even HAVE to get off the bike or out of the car for crying out loud...I know the store layouts by heart and waiting for him just holds me up.  Heck, just drop me off at the door and by the time he finds a spot to park, I'd probably be back out (my luck has been so bad lately).

Yup, number one way to peeve me off...keep driving past a toy store. :-\
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Carrie M on July 22, 2003, 09:15 PM
Drives me crazy when I'm driving around with the wife, and we pass a Target, WM, or TRU and she won't let me stop to do a quick figure check!  AAAaaargh!  It's especially difficult when we're traveling up to her parents place an hour and a half away, and we're passing about 15 stores that might have figures, but we "can't" stop at any!  Drives me a little batty knowing I might be driving right by new product that I desperately need!   :-X

Oh well, I understand that she gets a little burnt out at times with the figure hunting.  That's fine, since she does a fair amount of it herself for me, and usually lets me make my stops.  But the occasional times when she doesn't feel like stopping at stores just send my figure hunting OCD into a tizzy!   :P

I can totally sympathize. My "ex" was exactly like that, even though he was a toy collector himself. He just didn't get my Star Wars collecting, though. And the truth is, to get new SW product, ya gotta hit the KMarts and WalMarts and such.

"Just five minutes! I'll be in and out I swear!" But no dice.

Well, I dropped him, and I've found happiness with a far more toy obsessed, loving and sympathetic man.  Goody for me.  :)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on July 27, 2003, 11:34 PM
I'd be in the same boat as Mrs. Bug doesn't like the collecting aspect as well.  But being in Canuckada means never really having to go look for anything.  I do all my online shopping at work and get help from the good folks in these parts.  Stores?  What are those? ::)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Dimetrodon on July 28, 2003, 02:06 AM
Annoying Customers piss me off.

people who just start talking and blathering if u mention something.

alli did was ask a clerk about a resident evil game, and this guy in a dragon shirt went on an onslaught of talking.
i literally had to run away from it.

but other times people can be cool. and have a decent conversation.
not just whine, complain, and b*tch about their miserable lives and why a video game sucks...
blah
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: DSJ™ on July 28, 2003, 08:48 AM
Hasbro Canada.  >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: obi_robz on July 28, 2003, 10:23 AM
Moderators at RS with no sense of humour. Just because I had two accounts I was threatened with a ban – it’s not like I was hiding who I was (“Obi-Robz Part Two”, for God’s sake) or using my second account to circumvent a suspension . It was only a stupid joke.

And then they lock my “goodbye” thread. That’s the sort of thing that really pisses me off.

I would never do such a thing here though, btw   :) .
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Boba Binks on July 28, 2003, 10:43 AM
Here is something that ticks me off to no end.

When something happens between two people and things get a little heated up and the two people argue. After they have their argument one walks away and lets things be but the other goes about telling everyone something has happened and then it snowballs and comes back to make the one who walked away look like the badguy. Only if those who made the snowball bigger knew the whole story and what has went on.

People in this world need to stop adding to something to make it sound more interesting and keep to the facts. Not only do the stories hurt the innocent but it ruins friendships.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Scott on July 28, 2003, 02:17 PM
I have a ton and have been waiting to post this for a while:

Holes in an otherwise complete collection
Finding 3 out of 4 figures from a wave
Chase Figures and Con Exclusives
Waking Up Before your alarm clock
Being woken up when you want to sleep in
Running out of Parmesean Cheese on Spaghetti Night
Minnesota Style Chili, Mexican and Asian Food and other "spicy" dishes
Gregg
Hasbro
Scalpers
Hot Wheels Guys
Losing a big fish by breaking your line
Most Television
Green Bay Packers and their fans (loonies :-*)
Losing an eBay auction on a snipe when you also are sniping
Slow Drivers in the Fast Lane
Getting your meat in a resturaunt and it is well done instead of medium
Cold French Fries
People who recline their seats on airplanes in front of me
Politics and straight line party thinking
Political Threads on Star Wars Message Boards
Pop Music
Have You Seen Me fliers in the mail with cheesy advertising on the back
Telemarketers
All Junk Mail
Cutting Music and Art programs at schools instead of Sports

My #1 is people flick their finished cig out the window of their car...pisses me off to no end...
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: obi_robz on July 28, 2003, 03:03 PM
Already I have another peeve.

When you bid your max early on in a 10-day auction, but get outbid within 24 hours, the item sits there at the top of your “items I’m bidding on” page for nine more days…mocking you :(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediMAC on July 28, 2003, 06:13 PM
Drives me crazy when I'm driving around with the wife, and we pass a Target, WM, or TRU and she won't let me stop to do a quick figure check!  AAAaaargh!  It's especially difficult when we're traveling up to her parents place an hour and a half away, and we're passing about 15 stores that might have figures, but we "can't" stop at any!  Drives me a little batty knowing I might be driving right by new product that I desperately need!   :-X

Oh well, I understand that she gets a little burnt out at times with the figure hunting.  That's fine, since she does a fair amount of it herself for me, and usually lets me make my stops.  But the occasional times when she doesn't feel like stopping at stores just send my figure hunting OCD into a tizzy!   :P

Well, I feel I should add a little update in here, as this morning Patty hit up one of the Walmarts that we missed during our long drive last weekend which caused my previous peeve here.  She called me (and woke me up) this morning at 8:45 to elatedly tell me that she just hit the motherlode at a Walmart about an hour away!  Finally scored some of the new Coll. 1 figures: 2 Jedi Lukes, 2 Snowtroopers, along with a MOMC of the "new" Jango and C-3PO, as well as a few other relatively new figures for the extras pile!  Oddly enough, no Vaders to be found...  What a gal!   8)

So, to stay on topic here, let's see...  I'll add that it pisses me off to no end when I go to Disneyland and they run out of my most favorite delicious tasty treat in the whole wide world - the Pineapple Dole Whip at the Tiki Room stand.  It's to die for, but when they run out of the stuff on me...  Let's just say that Hell hath no fury like a Pineapple Dole Whip deprived JediMAC!   >:(   :o
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediMAC on August 12, 2003, 03:33 AM
Time for a couple more quick rants here.  Let's see...

- I hate it when at 11pm on a regular week night, the drive thru's at both Taco Bell and In 'N' Out have about 25 cars waiting in them already!   >:(

- When my wife busts me after stumbling upon a box full of another new Star Wars collecting subset of mine - like say the Playskool line, which she thinks looks absolutely STUPID!   :'(

- Have I mentioned the heat yet?  Yeah probably a few times already...  I'm getting really sick of it!  It's been between 90 and 110 degrees almost every single day here in "the Valley" (of L.A.) for the past two months.  It sucks, and we've got to move next week, so it better freakin' cool down a bit when we're getting ready to start loadin' up the trucks!

- Smashed figure bubbles...  I'm sure that's already been mentioned too, but that's almost all I ever see nowadays, on otherwise perfectly mint cards...   :-\

- Mods who delete posts and threads without any explanation whatsoever!   ;D

Guess that's enough for now...
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on August 12, 2003, 12:15 PM
Kevins list of pet peeves...

Theives. Now, I admit, I stole once or twice, when I was younger. My cousin is a theif and he jacks my toys, and just to insure I dont get them back, know what he does? Guess!

................................................................................

He glues the pieces to somthing! WHAT THE FRICK! Who steals somthing only to glue it?!

Customers in line, that grab a whole lotta ****, and then dont have enough, and then take a minut to decide what they are gonna get rid of, and then try and do the math themselves, only to be WRONG and repeat the process.

Extreme Liberals-'nuff said.

Leaches-Not the real ones, but family member leaches. My aunt for instance lived here till she was 32. She comes back litteraly every day, leaves her dog here, uses MY COMPUTER that my grandfather got for ME for school and play. Not for her. She makes over 1,000 dollars a job. You can get a decent PC used for 100-200 bucks. Then she eats my food. Food specificly offered to me by my gramma. My gramma offered her the shrimp, she didnt want it so she ate my food, and left me 1 hot dog. Not nearly enough. I mean, c'mon, Im Famine for crying out loud. Shes constantly borrowing money from my grandparents, stealing my jobs from me (lawn work, mowing, sweeping), and it downright angers me.


Parents specificly letting kids pick out their christmas/birthday/and holiday gifts. Sure, my gramma lets me pick SOME things, but not all. I mean, come on now, wheres the fun.

The FREAKIN rubber bands that hasbro casualy attaches to the toys...and half the time you cant see em...

Now that Ive worked myself into a tyrannical tizzy, Ima go kill somthing now...

And seee what I can cook beside one hot dog.

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Snively Bandar on November 5, 2003, 05:58 PM
- People that talk incessantly.  I've got a couple co-workers and acquantances who just NEVER SHUT UP!  Drives everyone crazy.  What's pathetic is that they don't even notice how annoyed we all get with their verbal spewings.   ::)

- I also HATE it when I type up a big post or message, and something bizarre happens to either my computer or the site, and it all gets wiped out.  Maddening.   >:(

- When the people at Whole Foods burn my sandwiches.  Happens about half the time, even though I tell them to only throw it on the grill for ONE MINUTE.  5 minutes later, out they come with my burned sandwich.  Idiots.

- Watching spoiled rotten professional athletes or celebrities whine like little babies, or do totally stupid things and get away with it.

- Not being a millionaire pisses me off too.  I want lots of cool stuff dammit!  I'm sure I deserve it.   :P
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Dressel Rebel on November 5, 2003, 09:04 PM
Roommates who use up your last coffee filter and don't tell you; then you wake up at 6 AM the next morning and head for the coffee pot to find no filters and no way to wake up.

That burns my ass right to the bone, man.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on November 5, 2003, 10:49 PM
Roommates who use up your last coffee filter and don't tell you; then you wake up at 6 AM the next morning and head for the coffee pot to find no filters and no way to wake up.

That burns my ass right to the bone, man.

Spoonful of grounds, cup of hot water.  Swish it around in your mouth.  Pretty disgusting but net effect is the same ;)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Dressel Rebel on November 5, 2003, 10:53 PM
Well, you got the "pretty disgusting" part right at least  ;)

Unless you're pregnant and have a hankering for a cream cheese, pickle, and coffee grind sandwich.  
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Mikey D on November 6, 2003, 07:15 AM
Whadda know.  I was just going to bump this thread up today and here it is on the top of page one.  Thanks Grant for saving me the trouble of looking for it.

Anyway, I said this already but it bears repeating:  drivers who don't turn on their headlights when they're supposed to.  Yesterday it was dark and dreary all day, with occasional bouts of rain.  I don't know how many cars I passed without their lights on.  It makes for tough driving when you can barely see because of the rain and then you have to deal with numbnuts with their lights out, making it especially more difficult.

Another thing is people who don't know how to drive through a parking lot.  They think that because the lot is empty they can zoom across it at an angle thinking they're going to get to that all ellusive golden parking spot near the front of the store.  And here I am driving slowly either parallel or perpendicular to the lanes watching out for idiots like that, knowing full well that most insurance companies don't cover accidents that happen in a parking lot.  And the worst part, most of them don't even have their lights on.

Rant over >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jedi Idej on November 6, 2003, 11:03 PM
When owners allow their cats to roam outside.

First is the annoyance factor. They wake you up at night with their serenading; leave droppings on fence rails; poke around the garbage can on garbage night.

More importantly, the safety of the cat isn't considered. Last week a young cat -- maybe it was still considered a kitten -- meandered onto the street  in front of me. Had I been going the speed limit, just 10 miles faster, I would have had a furry tire.

One would think a grown cat can avoid moving cars, but a few get hit occasionally. About 10 years ago, I noticed 4 within a 6-month period.

Really sucks.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: sp00ky on November 8, 2003, 10:14 AM
People who double click links on a web site!

For some reason that drives me nuts!!!!

Scott
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Mikey D on December 5, 2003, 01:32 PM
More annoyances than pet peeves but here are a few more:

1.  I work on the 5th floor of a five story building.  I hate when I have to stop at every floor on the way down, especially when its time to leave.  The quicker I'm out of the building when work ends the better.

2.  People who ask me "Do you work here?"  when I'm at a store.  Just today at Walmart, some lady asked me this.  Besides the fact that I was looking at dvds and wasn't doing anything that one might construe as work, I was wearing a big red ski jacket that said "CorJen Construction" on it.  Last time I checked, most store employees don't wear jackets inside and even if they did, you would assume Walmarts are blue, not red (go to Target for those).  She must have been color blind or can't tell the difference between a jacket and a smock or both.

3.  Walmart in general.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on December 5, 2003, 03:06 PM


3.  Walmart in general.

Hee hee hee.  I wouldn't go into Walmart if I didn't collect toys.  Without a KB or Target though, they are the odds on favorite to actually find something at retail.  I won't go in after 8:30 am or before 1/2 hour prior to closing.  

They are incredibly frustrating.  Huge ass stores with ample retail space and then they cram stuff into those formerly wide aisles.  Look folks, build the store 1000 sq feet bigger and stop doing that.  It's incredibly annoying.  

The staff are nice, but get abused by the general quality of customer they attract.  I cannot find a place that has customers with less common sense, courtesy and general intelligence.  I'm sorry, but even smart people seem to check their brains at the door.  Get your fat ass, shopping cart, snot-nosed kid out of my way, I'm coming through.  

Pet Peeve du jour:
People who take up multiple parking spaces.  You know them, they park over three or four spaces because they perceive their car to be more valuable than yours.  Every time I see it, I am sorely tempted to key their car.  I can understand it if you're driving some $100,000 car (but why are you parked real close to the doors, do it far away where the risk is less of your car being damaged) but a Cavalier or the like?  Jeez, the paint is worth more than the whole car.  
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Mikey D on December 5, 2003, 03:15 PM
Yep, you summed up my "Walmart in general" comment quite nicely Brent.  I try to be civil and polite (someone has to), but most ******** look at me like I have three heads when I have to gall to say "excuse me" even though their fat ass and cart with five screaming kids are in the middle of the aisle.   ::)

I should revive my high school football days and just run through them next time ;)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediMAC on December 5, 2003, 06:40 PM
Funny, but I must think to my self at least several times a day, "oh, I need to add that to our Pet Peeve thread", but then I always seem to forget what the hell it was that annoyed me so much by the time I get here...  Senility sucks.  There - that's annoying!

Oh, I remember one...  The accountants who work in the office next door to us, and share a common bathroom, stink somethin' fierce when they do their business on the can.  Ungodly smells that I've not ever encountered anywhere.  Even at the huge public bathrooms at the gyms, ballparks, wherever.  These guys are absolutely disgusting...  I seriously wonder what the hell they're eating...   ::)

Mikey touched on another major annoyance of mine too - people that clog the aisles.  Happens everywhere (not just WM) it seems.  They spread out, just standing there, staring at the ceiling or just mulling about - often in large groups or families.  Can't get by them no matter what you do.  I get rather rude on occasion when people have no sense of their surroundings, and are either blocking you, backing into you, running over you, etc.  I'll mumble "Excuse YOU" pretty loudly if they do it bad enough.  Then I'll mumble some other unintelligle things as I pass by them just so they know that they're stupid ass is in people's way...   >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on December 5, 2003, 10:06 PM
I usually opt for "thanks" after literally moving their cart for them.  They're not bad people, just not paying attention (which people seem to do in cars far more often).  

BTW Matt, it's the coffee that's messing those guys up.

Here's a bizarre one for you.

At University, nobody would ever flush the toilet.  Crapper or urinal.  It was the most disgusting thing I'd ever seen.  This was supposedly a place of higher learning and relatively (I said relatively) intelligent people.  Good Lord, how hard can it be :o ::) >:(  Geez, use your elbow or your foot, but for the love of all that's good in the world, flush.  

Occasionally I come across this (thank goodness not at work) but man, the U was the worst.  Blech.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ben on December 7, 2003, 02:37 AM
One thing that always gets my goat is when I'm sitting at the movie theater, and some idiot kicks the back of my seat. Damn, I hate that. >:(

I also hate people who park so goddamn close to me I can't get in my car. I'd throw my car door into the side of their car if I thought it wouldn't hurt my car.

Also on the **** list--dumbass cashiers who ask for an ID when I use my credit card. Never do I feel more offended. I don't even know why they need it. Maybe to see my studly mug in an unflattering picture. ::)

And people who cannot fathom the method of looking both ways before pulling across traffic. I just about broadsided an idiot in a Cavalier because he just shot out from the stop sign. What is it with Chevy Cavaliers and morons?

And finally, incapable bartenders who don't put the glass at an angle when drawing my Guinness. If you're gonna charge $3.50 for the draw, it better be hoppin'.


OK, now I feel better.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: jokabofe on December 7, 2003, 02:51 AM
One thing that always gets my goat is when I'm sitting at the movie theater, and some idiot kicks the back of my seat. Damn, I hate that. >:(

what i hate more are the idiots who sit in front of you and rock violently back and forth. i've been in a few theaters that have seats that rock, at least a little, and had an idiot or two in front of me... the solution? i planted both of my feet firmly on the back of his seat, close to the top. i think i gave him whiplash....

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Also on the **** list--dumbass cashiers who ask for an ID when I use my credit card. Never do I feel more offended. I don't even know why they need it. Maybe to see my studly mug in an unflattering picture. ::)

well, speaking as one of those dumbass cashiers who asks for id from time to time, i'll tell you exactly the same thing i tell every other customer who bitches at me... it's for your protection, as well as ours. in this day and age, identity fraud is one of the biggest crimes that occurs every day. i'm only protecting you from having to pay unneccesary bills and us from losing money on fraudulent sales.

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And people who cannot fathom the method of looking both ways before pulling across traffic. I just about broadsided an idiot in a Cavalier because he just shot out from the stop sign. What is it with Chevy Cavaliers and morons?

well, dumbass drivers are a dime a dozen around me. it sounds like he stopped at least, we usually get the ones who just kinda drift right through the stop sign, like they only need to stop if they see a car coming...

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And finally, incapable bartenders who don't put the glass at an angle when drawing my Guinness. If you're gonna charge $3.50 for the draw, it better be hoppin'.

luckily, that's one problem i don't have. i only go to the finest irish pubs, and you better believe that those bartenders know how to draw a good pint of guiness.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediMAC on January 15, 2004, 10:49 PM
Had an unpleasant reminder today on one of the pet peeves I keep forgetting to put in here:

- When you have to sign something, like a credit card receipt, and the cashier/waitress/etc. hands you a pen that they had stuck behind their ear.  Not cool.  Behind the ear can be one of the nastier places on the human body on some people, so to have to grip a pen that has someone's ear residue all over makes me want to yak just a bit...   >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on January 16, 2004, 10:29 AM
Kevins Pet Peves for today:

When people hock a luggie right on your driveway or somthing when your standing there talking to them and they dont think anything of it.

When resturaunts fill a glass with ice and then pour your drink into it, and the head fills up the glass before the drink does, and they just bring it over to you. You end up with like...5 sucks on a straw, if your lucky before you need a refill.

When I go out and order a Prime Rib, or a Tenderloin, and they ask me how I want it cooked, and I tell them, yet they return with the meat either cold, and not done, or over cooked. If I am going to shell out 20 bucks for a piece of meat, the least you could do is cook it the way I like it.

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on January 16, 2004, 12:16 PM
Well, in defense of the restaurant industry (8 years experience here) I can almost guarantee your expensive cut of meat will almost always be underdone.  Why?  Because it can be taken back and put on the grill and cooked up to where you want it.  Overcooked is a sign of a bad cook and a waste of meat.  If you're paying $20 for your cut of meat, it probably cost the restaurant $10 so they don't want to waste it either.  

Some cuts of meat are also fairly tough to cook accurately.  New York steaks are notoriously fast to overcook, so partly it depends on what you order.  Not to say you shouldn't complain, you always should if it is not done properly.  

Pet Peeve of the day:
Last night after basketball practice I stopped at Walmart as there are actually some Walmarts in Canada starting to carry *gasp* Star Wars toys, so thought I'd check.  As I'm leaving, this woman is walking in and away from her kid.  It's ten to 10:00 PM and -15 C outside.  Her daughter is maybe 3 years old and not wearing a jacket and crying.  WTF is up with that?  I don't care how aggravating your kid is, you don't walk away from him/her in dangerous weather conditions when they are not dressed properly nor can they take care of themselves at that age.  And why, pray tell, is a 3 year old at Walmart at that time of night? >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on January 16, 2004, 12:31 PM

Pet Peeve of the day:
Last night after basketball practice I stopped at Walmart as there are actually some Walmarts in Canada starting to carry *gasp* Star Wars toys, so thought I'd check.  As I'm leaving, this woman is walking in and away from her kid.  It's ten to 10:00 PM and -15 C outside.  Her daughter is maybe 3 years old and not wearing a jacket and crying.  WTF is up with that?  I don't care how aggravating your kid is, you don't walk away from him/her in dangerous weather conditions when they are not dressed properly nor can they take care of themselves at that age.  And why, pray tell, is a 3 year old at Walmart at that time of night? >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(


Yeah man, that pisses me off too. I was in Myrtle Beach, and I went to a Wal*Mart 24 Hour Super Center, and these people (It was 3:00am and I needed somthing to do besides sit down at the beach and listen to the waves) had 3 little kids and an older boy in the store shopping. She then proceded to leave the cart with thw 3 little kids in it, and wander off, leaving the boy to watch them.

I found the parents later...on the entire opposite of the store, looking at food.


I told some one, and left.

That just angers me.


Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Snively Bandar on February 27, 2004, 04:16 AM
One thing that really pisses me off is when I get a $100 medical bill from some hospital that I visited almost 2 years ago!   >:(  I have no idea what the deal is with this, but I'm guessing my insurance didn't cover everything, and the idiots are finally getting around to telling me about it now.   ::)

Another annoyance is when my girlfriend randomly decides to go into one of her "moods".  No idea what triggers this stuff, and fortunately it only happens once every several months, but when it does, look out!  Silent treatment and glares for a while, and she expects me to somehow figure out what the problem is.   ???  It'll usually turn out to be something so dumb and inconsequential, that I wind up getting mad that she wasted 2 perfectly fine days being a butt dart.

Pet peeve: When people take their left turns on the green arrow SO SLOWLY that no one behind them can make the light as well, so they have to sit there for another 3 minutes before they get another chance.  Also, when pedestrians casually walk along at a snail's pace across a drive way that you're trying to enter, while traffic piles up behind you.  The pedestrian(s) could easily just pause for a couple seconds to let you turn in and allow traffic to continue to flow on the street behind you, before they continue on their merry way.  Inconsiderate jerks.   :-X
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: MisterPL on March 1, 2004, 11:04 AM
Hypocrisy. (http://forums.rebelscum.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=9&t=013917#000018)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Playgirl on March 2, 2004, 02:31 AM
i hate when people talk to me. if i dont know you, stay the hell away!
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: MisterPL on March 2, 2004, 09:31 AM
You talkin' to me?  >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: sp00ky on March 3, 2004, 04:52 PM
The fact that the TRU near my office has no new Star Wars stuff, and to make matters worse they are still trying to sell those stupid EP1 dis cast watches for $14!!

Secondly, I was walking through the local Wal Mart, which has had no new SW in months and I spot some of the new packaging (remember I am in Canada) excited I run over to see its Obi-Won Corusant chase!!

WTF???  

: sigh :  what else should I expect for Canada, the waste land of Star Wars!

Scott

Thanks, I feel better.....
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Scott on March 19, 2004, 10:41 AM
People who are Fast Food Ordering Morons is my new pet peeve.  Me and a CoWorker went to Subway yesterday, I swear it was the lady in front of me's first time to the joint.  It took her 5 minutes to order her damn sandwhich...THEN she gets to the end of the line and says, oh I need 3 more sandwhiches.  I just about Colmaned her right then and there
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediMAC on March 19, 2004, 11:22 AM
I just about Colmaned her right then and there

You robbed her, and cracked her a good one in the back of the noggin?!   :o  Excellent.   8)

I'm sure she'll get her order placed a little quicker next time.  See?  It's good to teach people lessons, now isn't it?  Makes for a more efficient society...

Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Scott on March 19, 2004, 11:27 AM
What kind of bread do you have?  Hmmm, I don't really like that cheese, is there Swiss? No, oh I'll take it then.  
Uhhhh....does it come with lettuce???  Now what's is that sauce?

It got worse when she then ordered her three sandwiches...because she couldn't keep track of what was going on what.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: DSJ™ on March 19, 2004, 11:41 AM
How old was this woman?  ::)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Rob L on March 19, 2004, 11:52 AM
OK, I thought I hated Variable Bit Rates, but even on my 28" widescreen TV, the DVD-R still looks good (I mean the parts where a low bit rate was used).

However, what I hate now is Constant Bit Rates, because it has become clear to me how much bandwidth is wasted on scenes when two people are sitting still onscreen just talking.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Mainland05 on March 19, 2004, 01:41 PM
Me, I know it may not be the other person's fault.  But when I am in a bad mood and people keep talking to me, I just can't stand that.  Also, when there is complete silence.  I totally cannot stand that at all! That bothers me way to much!
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Deanpaul on March 19, 2004, 02:26 PM
Also, when there is complete silence.  I totally cannot stand that at all! That bothers me way to much!

.

(Just messin' wit chu!)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: sp00ky on March 19, 2004, 02:43 PM
People who read e-mails or PMs and don't reply....

Drives me nuts!!  

I know you read it...  just a simple note is all I ask.

Arghhhhhhh!!
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on March 19, 2004, 03:31 PM
People who blatently repeat somthing you said, and take the credit. What bothers me even more, is the people who heard you say it, and know you were screwed, dont say anything.

Also, if another Wal*Mart clerk tells me that I am too old to buy toys, they will recieve a nasty letter.

Grrrr. >:(

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Mikey D on March 19, 2004, 05:39 PM
So I'm sitting behind this b!tch (who was yapping on a cell phone) at a stop light (in the left hand lane) eager to get home after a day at my sh!t hole job.  The light had just turned red, so we sat there through one round of light changes.  Both lanes go straight or you can go left from the left hand lane.  Now I assume the car in front of me is going straight like I'm going to because she didn't have her blinker on.  Wrong.  She waits until the light changes before she finally puts her blinker on.  Now I'm stuck behind her waiting for her to turn where I could have been in the right hand lane had she put her blinker on at the appropriate time.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Scott on May 5, 2004, 02:18 PM
3 new ones

Commercials in addition to trailers at the movies
Video tapes that take 10 minutes to rewind
Seeing the same commercial 20 times while watching a sporting event
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: stormie on May 5, 2004, 03:35 PM
Maybe it's my age catching up with me, but I now have zero, zip, nada, nil tolerance for any commercials of any type. I don't watch a lot of tv, but when I do, I mute it and read something or do something whenever any commercial comes on. Every now and then a rented dvd will have a commercial on it and because it sometimes won't allow me to skip past it, I ignore it profusely by also muting and doing something else. My dislike for all commercials has also become so bad that while watching PBS during the seemingly "weekly" pledge drives, I refuse to watch those segments that have the "star" of the current PBS show hocking their items to get pledges. It's just a glorified commercial and it's now on PBS of all places! No, Rick Steves, I don't want to pay $150 to receive a VHS tape of you trouncing through Italy wearing corduroy OP shorts and a fanny pack, speaking poor Italian to every deer-caught-in-the-headlights European you meet.  :P
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Brian on May 5, 2004, 03:39 PM
I'll agree with that sentiment....I can't stand it when there are commercials/previews on a DVD that you aren't allowed to skip.  I know that I bought my wife the Lion King DVD last fall, and we have to watch all of that crap prior to the movie every time.  At least we haven't been able to skip it.  Quite frustrating :).
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: jadesfire on May 5, 2004, 04:35 PM
Parents that sit in their SUV and watch the baseball game and beep after every single frickin' pitch their kid throws.  Ball, strike, wild pitch....hell it didn't matter, this stupid guy just layed on his horn.  Then, he finally gets his fat-ass out of the vehicle to go give Junior some words of encouragement and the stupid bimbo wife slides over and starts honking and waving...WTF???  

Needless to say when nutbag finally laid off the horn, I said in my most cheerleaderish voice "What a bunch of a-holes, if she does that again I am going to have one of the players miss a pratice ball and send it through her windshield" so that the dick-headed dad could hear me.  At least he listened because when he waddled back to his car, they just sat their like stone statues and watched the rest of the game.  I did feel sorry for the kid though, you could tell his teammates were giving him crap and his parents were just so stoopid it's incredible.

Ahh...I feel so much better now....what a great thread :)

Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Mikey D on May 5, 2004, 04:40 PM

...the dick-headed dad could hear me....


I've always liked you Beth, but you just moved up the ladder.  Never knew you had it in ya. ;)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Kenobi on May 5, 2004, 04:42 PM
A couple of things that bug me that I have notice more so now are:
People who expect me to shop for them while I'm at work instead of getting the items themselfs.

People who blame me and my fellow coworkers for leaving behind they bags but they will blame us for not giving the bags to them.  
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediMAC on May 5, 2004, 05:00 PM
I've always liked you Beth, but you just moved up the ladder.  Never knew you had it in ya. ;)

Exactly what I was coming in here to say Mikey!   8)

Yes, that was most impressive Beth!  If you and I weren't married, I might be inclined to ask you out...   ;D  I knew there was a little bit of that in ya', but you far exceeded my expectations!  Excellent work.  Please keep us posted if you have any exciting updates on the matter - like if you kick the livin' snot out of that "nutbag a-hole" at the next game.   ;)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on May 6, 2004, 12:14 AM
If you and I weren't married, I might be inclined to ask you out...  

That would be disturbing, if I didn't technically own Patty :-*

Not that it should come as a big surprise, but like Beth, I have no problem shooting off my mouth (I mean that as a complement).  

My favorite is when people park along the front of a mall, usually in front of a walmart because they'll only be a minute.  If the timing is right and I'm passing by as they come out, I'll usually ask the following question: is that piano heavy?  To which they dumbfoundedly reply what piano?  My reply being the one tied to your ass that made it so hard to walk across the ******* parking lot!

Another time my mouth got me in quasi-trouble.  I was late getting in to work after dropping the kid off.  The admin blabber mouth up front immediately started pestering me about being late and why it was so and that it wouldn't happen if I was a good employee and moved out of the city and lived in town like I was supposed to >:(  It's about 45 steps across the front of the admin area to my office and she nattered away the whole time.  I got to my office, turned around and in a rather livid voice yelled maybe for once it's none of your ******* business.  Yes, I used *******, not the more literal term and it was a damn good thing.  You see, my brand new bosses office is all of two doors, about 10 feet from mine.  It was his first day there that morning and he heard/saw it all.  I'm sitting in my office not more than a minute later, he walks to my doorway, smiles, shakes his head and walks away.   :o  Hasn't fired me yet.  Yet.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ben on May 6, 2004, 02:30 AM
Things that piss me off:
Pain reliever that doesn't work. Need some damn vicodin, or something.

Working all f---ing day Saturday, and going in next week, having nothing to do for two days, and then, on  Wednesday, all hell breaks loose. Good thing I'm going to St. Louis on Saturday and Sunday, otherwise I'd have to work.

The assheads on Sportscenter who analyze everything to death. I just want the highlights from MLB and Nascar, not your poorly-delivered prefab banter. And stop wearing your ties so tight. Your heads look like balloons.

Cell phone commercials. Jesus, Mary, and Joseph,  they're all so confusing, just please stop.

Dickheads who try to kill me when I'm biking. I can be on an empty road, and some ******* will always come too close, trying to either crush beneath his Chevy Blazer or break my arm with his rearview. I swear, if it gets much worse, I'm going to detach my seat and beat the next guilty ****** to death with it.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Scott on May 11, 2004, 01:34 PM
Doug Christie raising his hand after every basket he makes
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on May 11, 2004, 08:49 PM
Wal*Mart express lanes.

I went to buy Chappelles Show Season 1 DVD, with some early 18th Birthday cash. I decide, since I only had the DVD, I would go and use the machine.The package clearly says NR.

I start to ring up, and a loud voice says "CLEARANCE NEEDED! PLEASE WAIT FOR ASSISTANCE." I check my pocket and see that I dont have my ID (in case I needed to be over 17), so I say screw it, and press Cancel. "YOU HAVE SELECTED CANCEL. ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT THIS OPTION?" Now, I should interject that I don't like to draw attention of this sort. People are begining to look at me, and I am getting pissed. "CANCEL HAS BEEN SELECTED. CONFIRM?" I push yes. "CANCEL CLEARANCE NEEDED. PLEASE WAIT FOR ASSISTANCE." Now, there are 12 people behind me, and a bunch in the line next to me, and I'm embarased and red :-[.

The clerk comes over and asks "Do you want this?" I explain, no, because I don't have ID on me. "Do you want this?" 'No dude, I don't. I just said that. "Are you sure?"

Then...I lost my cool. I told the guy what I thought of his stupid machine, and his ****** customer service. I think I called him a nerf fart or somthing. I was very embarased, and I still am.


I hate those machines. >:(

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ben on May 12, 2004, 02:07 AM
I made the mistake of buying a six-pack at a self-checkout last night. I had about $20 worth of food and Ghostbusters on DVD. I rang everything up, then passed the beer through. I had to wait until some employee came over and looked at my ID. Of course, it was a cashier and not one of the ten employees who were standing around shootin' the ****. It took ten minutes, nine of which were waiting for the clearance.

F*ck Wal-Mart.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: stormie on May 12, 2004, 11:18 AM
Brown nosing.
We've recently gone through a change of ownership here at work, accompanied by an influx of new management. It seems every day I hear some simpleton outside my office chatting up one of the new directors. Not your normal "Hello," "How ya doin'?" stuff, but more like a steady stream of compliments to the CEO or VPs like "I haven't seen you around lately. Have you been on vacation? You look so tan and well-rested!" or "I hear you bought a new place in Tahoe. It's quite lovely. Do you like to ski? You look like a skier!" Mind you, these brown nosers are not this chatty with anyone else...and some are downright rude to talk with. Yeah, it doesn't really affect me directly, but hearing it right outside my office door is just sickening sometimes. Maybe if the new management wasn't slowly and secretly letting people go, I'd be able to take it better, but for now it's all I can do not to lose my friskies.  :P
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Scott on June 15, 2004, 02:45 PM
Haircut banter with the barber ::)  Cut my damn hair and let me get out of here as fast as I can ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: jadesfire on June 15, 2004, 03:11 PM
Idiots that can't understand the concept "10 items or less", ::)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Vator on June 15, 2004, 03:17 PM
Ever have Pizza deliverd from some place like Papa Johns? Don't you hate it when the bread stick that you've chosen from all the others, falls to the floor from your plate?. Ruined, just like that.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on June 15, 2004, 09:26 PM
Ever have Pizza deliverd from some place like Papa Johns? Don't you hate it when the bread stick that you've chosen from all the others, falls to the floor from your plate?. Ruined, just like that.

Nuh-uh.  5 second rule :-*
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Mikey D on June 17, 2004, 08:10 AM
Wives who don't label boxes when you move.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on June 17, 2004, 12:31 PM
Said it before, but people that park in the 'fire lane' at stores where it says no parking.  Look folks, untie the piano from your ass (it's fat for a reason), learn to park and no, you will not be in and out of Walmart in just a minute or two, especially if you're returning something on Saturday at 2:30 PM >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Scott on June 17, 2004, 12:36 PM
The five minutes of commercials on Letterman between the last guest and the musical number >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: jjks on June 17, 2004, 11:59 PM
People like Jodo, Durge, and Dark_Kanos crapping all over this forum....that's what annoys me.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Durge on June 18, 2004, 12:31 AM
People like jjks who can't accept that there are other people in the world and like it or not, some will annoy you. I hate people who bitch and moan about other people, especially when they cannot name many redeeming qualities for themselves.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Matt on June 18, 2004, 12:45 AM
People like jjks who can't accept that there are other people in the world and like it or not, some will annoy you. I hate people who bitch and moan about other people, especially when they cannot name many redeeming qualities for themselves.

I may not have any redeeming qualities, but you've single-handedly lowered the collective IQ of the entire JD membership by a good ten points.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: jjks on June 18, 2004, 12:47 AM
People like jjks who can't accept that there are other people in the world and like it or not, some will annoy you. I hate people who bitch and moan about other people, especially when they cannot name many redeeming qualities for themselves.

I'm chipping in 20 bucks to whichever admin deletes this guy.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Durge on June 18, 2004, 01:03 AM
Well, I guess I'll wait out my sentence...alone. :-\ Bye guys.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Force Guy on June 18, 2004, 01:09 AM
Well, I guess I'll wait out my sentence...alone. :-\

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Bye guys.

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Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Diddly on June 18, 2004, 01:21 AM
HA! That's funny stuff.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediMAC on June 23, 2004, 02:07 AM
When the hotel's fire alarm goes off at 6:30am, making me lose a good couple hours of extra sleep, not to mention having to observe all of my neighbors (including my manager) in their sleepwear.   :-\

False alarm of course.  But it took them over 15 minutes to figure that out.  Bastards.

Oh well, at least there's still the free breakfast!   :P
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Bob Crane on June 24, 2004, 11:37 PM
In order-

5. Governments and the despotic screwheads that run them.

4. Apathetic tattooed bastiches who talk the talk but have disappearing wind-up keys when moments arise.

3. Egomaniacal, self-indulgent lemmings who think they are better than me.

2. Ass-kissers (which at the moment completely correlates with No.4)

1.Clothes.

I’m sure given some time I could come up with others, but these are them at the moment.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: SilverZ on June 25, 2004, 12:14 AM
I live to hate one thing:

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Go away,
Fitness Celebrity John Basedow.

You freak me out. Seriously. You disturb me.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Bob Crane on June 25, 2004, 12:16 AM
I just hate Fitness.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Scott on June 25, 2004, 12:16 AM
My brothers piss poor taste in malted beverages...I mean come on, would it kill you to stock some higher end beers when I'm coming over?  Not everyone is gonna drink the Silver Bullet and Bud Light with you dumb ass
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Bob Crane on June 25, 2004, 12:33 AM
My brothers piss poor taste in malted beverages...I mean come on, would it kill you to stock some higher end beers when I'm coming over?  Not everyone is gonna drink the Silver Bullet and Bud Light with you dumb ass

 I would, I’ll drink any beer that won’t drink me first! Even drank “Big Bear” brand malt liquor on more than a few occasions (don’t mind me, I’ve had almost a dozen tonight… in fact, I’m surprised I’m still able to type)
 You know, though… I do hate it when friends (OR SHOULD I SAY A “FRIEND”) bring over cheap hard alcohol, cheap beer is lousy but tolerable, cheap liquor is UNFORGIVABLE (I’m thinking “Canadian Club” Rye Whiskey here- foul and undrinkable).
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on June 25, 2004, 09:56 PM
Ciggarette butts in the sand on the beach. Or on it for that matter. Irritates the hell out of me.

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Scott on July 2, 2004, 02:22 PM
Anyone know why the **** they put those damn stickers on the tops of CD's?  Or why they need to put 3 of the damn things on DVD's????  I find myself pissed off after opening them up because I put scratches in the DVD plastic thanks to trying to pull the stickers off with my fingernails.

I hate those damn things
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: DSJ™ on July 2, 2004, 02:35 PM
I just slit the edges with an exacto knife & peel of slowly. If they are sticking a bit, I heat them up with a hair dryer on low & peel. Any sticker residue I just use Goo Gone to clean it up.  ;)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on July 2, 2004, 04:20 PM
My brothers piss poor taste in malted beverages...I mean come on, would it kill you to stock some higher end beers when I'm coming over?  Not everyone is gonna drink the Silver Bullet and Bud Light with you dumb ass

 I would, I’ll drink any beer that won’t drink me first! Even drank “Big Bear” brand malt liquor on more than a few occasions (don’t mind me, I’ve had almost a dozen tonight… in fact, I’m surprised I’m still able to type)
 You know, though… I do hate it when friends (OR SHOULD I SAY A “FRIEND”) bring over cheap hard alcohol, cheap beer is lousy but tolerable, cheap liquor is UNFORGIVABLE (I’m thinking “Canadian Club” Rye Whiskey here- foul and undrinkable).


What's wrong with five year old whiskey? :P

I'm inclined to agree, once you've been exposed to decent booze, going back to basement label stuff is impossible.  The worst for me is generic type white rum.  It smells like nail polish remover :-\
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on July 8, 2004, 12:41 PM
Ebay sellers that don't give a crap what they send out.  

I bought an Absorbing Man figure from a guy on ebay, feedback 2.  It was listed as NM condition and no insurance was available.  It arrived in a box that was beat up and only large enough to allow maybe 1/4 inch on each side of the card.  The bottom left corner is pretty much destroyed with about 2 inches of bubble pushed up and separated from the card.  

His response to my complaint?  Sorry but there was no insurance and I can't be held responsible for what the post office does.  True, but I expected you to make half an effort to pack the item properly, which you clearly did not.  The best part is he claims to be a "toy collector".   ::)  My ass.  

I'm sure I'll be getting a retaliatory negative but not much I can do about that, cuz he's getting a richly deserved negative himself. :-*
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jeff on July 8, 2004, 01:39 PM
My gripe?

Jerks who drive 5 miles LESS than the speed limit, ride the middle line, then speed up when you try to pass them!

 >:(

This weekend, I did a lot of driving on two-lane roads as I headed north to the cabin/lake.  Quite a few times, I encountered another driver, who wanted to drive SLOW (5 miles below the limit) in the no-passing zones and then sped up to 5 miles over the limit on the strait-aways.  To top it off, they'd ride the center line so you couldn't see around their SUV/boat-toting ass.  To see if it was OK to pass, I'd have to stick my nose way out into the oncoming lane... not exactly safe!

I HATE speed-up/slow-down driving, so it drove me absolutely batty.  I just wanted to lock the Cruise at 60 and go, but it took forever to pass these jerks.  I'd eventually have to gun it up to 80 to get around them and hope there were no local-cop speed traps waiting for me...

What ever happened to the days when a driver would realize someone was trying to pass them, so they'd slow down a bit and move to the right so you could see around them?!?!

Jeff
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ben on July 8, 2004, 09:53 PM
I hate dickweeds who block boat launches while I'm trying to get my Sea-Doo out of the water.

I threw a beer can at them, and they finally got the hint and moved away. I wasted half a can of Bud Light, consequently. THAT really pissed me off. >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Mikey D on August 5, 2004, 08:37 AM
Waking up to find out your roof is leaking.  Nothing too major, just a pain in the ass.  Originally, I was going to replace it when my parents came to visit in late September so my father and brother can give me a hand, but I was up on the roof a few weeks ago and it seemed like it didn't need to be done right away.  I figured we can redo the basement instead, which made me happy.  I'm jonesing to get my collection up and displayed.  

It seems that plans have now changed.  The roof needs to be done before the damage gets worse.  Just have to push back the basement rehab a little bit.  :(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Diddly on August 5, 2004, 02:35 PM
When the hotel's fire alarm goes off at 6:30am, making me lose a good couple hours of extra sleep, not to mention having to observe all of my neighbors (including my manager) in their sleepwear.   :-\

False alarm of course.  But it took them over 15 minutes to figure that out.  Bastards.

Oh well, at least there's still the free breakfast!   :P

That happened to me at a wedding two years ago. Two doofs fooling around with a fire extinguisher when there was no fire in sight.  ::)

I REALLY hate when your neighbors don't know where the yard boundaries are, and mow over into YOUR yard. My new neighbor does this, and makes the left side of my yard (which is really small to begin with) look like crap because he does this retarded looking diagonal cut into my yard. It drives me freakin' crazy!
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediMAC on August 5, 2004, 02:57 PM
Tell him to knock that crap off, Trav!


Another peeve of mine, which I always forget to mention here, is when stores put a fat price tag sticker over any portion of the track listing for a new Greatest Hits album that I'm trying to check out.  Hate it when I can't figure out if all my favorite songs by that artist are on the album...   >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Matt on August 5, 2004, 03:01 PM
JediMAC and his damn greatest hits records. . .   ::)

My biggest pet peeve is when above-mentioned person doesn't have the courtesy to give me the ol' reach-around. . .

 :-[
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediMAC on August 5, 2004, 03:06 PM
JediMAC and his damn greatest hits records. . .   ::)

Don't dis' my third favorite collection dude, lest I don't let you borrow Best of Yanni any time soon, eh.   >:(

My biggest pet peeve is when above-mentioned person doesn't have the courtesy to give me the ol' reach-around. . .

Lost me on that one...   ???  You talkin' about that STL crap again?  Or that other STL?
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediMAC on August 5, 2004, 03:07 PM
P.S.  Last post on the prior page there.  Better fix that.   ::)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on August 5, 2004, 03:19 PM
My biggest pet peeve is when above-mentioned person doesn't have the courtesy to give me the ol' reach-around. . .


Oh! Haha! I get it. You mean when he's porkin' you in the pooper!


Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Scott on August 9, 2004, 01:19 PM
Intersection, left turn, people who won't go unless there is a green arrow, even if there is no traffic coming...

I've also gotten pissed at people who stop when traffic is coming and won't go out into the intersection when you could turn when the light is yellow or red.  Especially when I am right behind them knowing I could do the same thing
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on August 9, 2004, 01:50 PM
TAILGATERS. Jesus Christ. What inspires these idiots with their HUGE F-150's to get right behind my tiny car, and shine your highbeams in so I go blind?

Also, whats the deal with you being 2 feet from my bumper, and then trying to pass me. Your not gonna make that pass, especialy when I'm on a frigging hill idiot!

And when I speed up, you blow your horn cause you were trying to pass?! I happen to like my bumper intact!

Jesus.

Amen.


Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: stormie on August 9, 2004, 01:50 PM
Those very, very loud chopper motorcycles. Sure they may look cool and ride smooth, make the rider feel important, or whatever, but why do they need to be so jack-hammer loud? No less than three times this weekend one of those bikes drilled down our street, and since we have the windows open (being August and all), the sound was deafening enough for it to hurt my ears; however, my 9-month old (who is just happily playing in her own living room) doesn't know to cover her ears, and I can only imagine how much it hurts her little ears. Getting her to stop crying after one of those stupid bikes blows by is a chore.  :'(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Mikey D on August 10, 2004, 01:31 PM
Fat, stupid lazy ass, inconsiderate mother ******* bitches who can't walk the extra 10 feet to a cart coral and put it where it belongs when they're done with it.  For some ungodly reason, they decide that my truck looks like a good spot to park it.  The scratches look real good, ass holes.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jim on August 10, 2004, 03:17 PM
People you work with that continually bitch about how bad things are at work and how they could get a better job at anytime.  But for some reason you still find yourself dealing with those douchebags years later.  
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: jadesfire on August 10, 2004, 04:53 PM
"Excuse me, lady...but my car is NOT your food holder.  I can't help it that you locked your car but why in the hell would you put YOUR food on the hood of MY car while you look for your keys????????  Sure, go ahead, slid that drink tray on my hood and whatever you do, don't put that bag of double cheeseburgers for your already fat-ass on YOUR car...hell set that on my car too!!   While your at it, throw your purse on the top...I really don't want to get in my car, I'll just wait for you to be done. "

Stupid bitch.   ::)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediMAC on August 10, 2004, 05:02 PM
 :o


I love it when you do that, Beth...   8)


And to think, we were originally hoping that our allowing of the word "bitch" in here wouldn't offend you at all...   :P
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on August 10, 2004, 05:06 PM
Carnies...circus folk....small hands...smell like cabbage, you know...
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jeff on August 10, 2004, 05:09 PM
On the train/subway/bus/etc, unless you are disabled/injured yourself, get the hell up out of your seat and offer it to an older lady who is looking for a seat.

On three different occasions over the last week (Boston and Minneapolis), I've seen dumb-ass punks (age 18-21) sitting and shooting the s**t while an elderly woman stands right next to them trying to hold onto the railing and keep her balance.

Not an ounce of consideration amongst them.  I'd like to think that when my Grandma has to ride the bus to the hair salon, some dumbass Slim-Shady wannabe or yuppie businessman prick reading the paper doesn't make her stand.

 >:(

Jeff
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on August 10, 2004, 05:24 PM
Seriously. How do people actually sit there and not feel incredibly guilty when that happens? I couldn't even pretend to be comfortable if there's someone who obviously needs a seat more than me on the subway, let alone shoot the ****.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Mikey D on August 10, 2004, 05:33 PM
Boy, Jeff, in just a few days in Boston, you've found out what I've known for years - people would soon piss on you than help out a little.  I rode the "T" for five years and I don't think there was ever a time when I didn't give up my seat for an older or pregnant woman.  And this is coming from someone who generally hates people. (maybe now I know why) And what's worse is when people push their way on to find a seat.  Look, numb nuts, getting a seat isn't the end all be all to your existence.  Stand once in a while, maybe you'll lose that fat ass of yours.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on August 11, 2004, 12:26 AM
Mikey, you and I really have to go out drinking together :D  We'll probably have the sh!t kicked out of us by the end of the night, but it could be fun.  
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Mikey D on August 11, 2004, 07:45 AM
Mikey, you and I really have to go out drinking together :D  We'll probably have the sh!t kicked out of us by the end of the night, but it could be fun.  

I really don't know how it hasn't happened yet.  I've been known to run my mouth a little when I'm inebriated.  If you're ever in my neck of the woods (or vice versa), then it's a date. :-*
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Vator on August 11, 2004, 08:57 AM
Not being able to reply to something befour it's locked. Now that's a *****

Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on August 11, 2004, 01:29 PM
Mikey, you and I really have to go out drinking together :D  We'll probably have the sh!t kicked out of us by the end of the night, but it could be fun.


 :'( It's so beautiful when two grown men make a date.


3:00.

Kevin :-*
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on August 11, 2004, 02:24 PM
Heh.  Maybe Mikey and I can get together at C3, get drunk and kick the crap out of you.  Sort of a modified threesome :-*

old man
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on August 11, 2004, 04:24 PM
Heh.  Maybe Mikey and I can get together at C3, get drunk and kick the crap out of you.  Sort of a modified threesome :-*

old man

Aw, Morgbug, but look at it this way...there may be two of you, but if your drunk there could be upwards of 5 of me.

;)

We'll have a blast at C3.

Kevin


Now...how 'bout a nice hawaiin punch?
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Vator on August 11, 2004, 04:34 PM
Oh, and I do believe that summer ending today is a real annoyance. No fun there...
Less fun since Bonnie is hitting tommorow (bad omen?)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Diddly on August 11, 2004, 06:24 PM
How about having to be at school at 8:30 in the morning to get books and stuff, after a summer of sleeping until noon, and getting there to find out that they've delayed giving us everything until next week when school starts.  >:(

BTW, Vator, who starts school on a Thursday? ???
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on August 11, 2004, 09:17 PM
It so figures that the year after I graduate, the school is opening later in the year due to construction because SOMEBODY had to mess with the asbestos stash we had in 90% of the walls.


That annoys me.


Why couldn't they have put us at risk last year? >:(

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Vator on August 11, 2004, 10:34 PM

BTW, Vator, who starts school on a Thursday? ???

Is this new news to you? But, yes, I agree with you it is phenominaly queer of them.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Diddly on August 11, 2004, 10:35 PM
Not news to me, just thought I would annoy you with it one last time.  :P
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Mikey D on August 18, 2004, 01:20 PM
People who still write checks at stores.  For the love of all that's holy, get with the 21st century.  Here's a clue, it's called a ******* Debit Card.  Get one.  Even the shittiest banks have them.   
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on August 26, 2004, 12:13 PM
Maybe it's the weather...

People that drive in the rain without their lights on.  It's ******* pouring this morning, hard, it's dark, we're on a highway.  I don't give a flying rat's ass if you think you can see fine, it's dark and wet, turn on your lights.  It's as much for someone else's safety as it is for yours.  ********. 

Turn signals: turning them on after you are in the turning motion or into the turn lane makes it a pointless exercise.  Get your hand off your dick and use it you inconsiderate piece of ****. 

Parking in no parking lanes by a Walmart or whatever: look you dumb ****, there is no ******* way on a Saturday afternoon you are going to be in and out quickly.  Get off you lazy fat ass, untie the piano from your butt and get the **** into a parking space.  When I win the lottery, I am buying the biggest ******* key in the world and keying absolutely everyone who does this. 

more to follow >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Brian on August 26, 2004, 01:20 PM
I've had fun reading this thread today, and agree with so many of your pet peeves here.  Some in particular:

Driving: the different aspects...not using a blinker, tailgating, cutting off, slow drivers, crazy fast drivers, and just all around bad drivers.

Lazy people: the ones that wait and/or drive around slowly in Wal-Mart's lot for hours waiting for that "prime spot" that will save them absolutely no time.  There is no such thing as a "quick trip to Wal-Mart", no matter what you are getting.

Inconsiderate people:  As Jeff mentioned earlier, examples of people not giving up their seat to elderly and/or disabled people.  I'm not on busses/subways really, but I notice this while waiting at restaurants as well.  This also covers Mikey's comments about cart handling in parking lots.  I can't stand it when people just leave them, or send them sailing across to ram into someone's car.  Another "inconsiderate people" point that really bothers me, and that I have noticed this summer, is jerks at the movies.  Especially, I have noticed, junior high/high school age kids.  We unfortunately got to the movie Anchorman a little late, on opening night, and had to sit down in the front seats amongst the little boogers.  I have never had so much talking, giggling, getting up 100 times during the movie, and chair ramming in my life.  Ruins the movie, and really irritates me.  I mean, if you're going to pay that much money for a movie, and goof off all the way through it, why even go?  Turds.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jeff on August 26, 2004, 01:42 PM
A few more...

1.  When the drive thru doesn't get your order right and you have to go into the crowded restaurant to get what you ordered, despite the fact that THAT is what you wanted to avoid which is is why you went to the drive thru in the first place!   (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/7-04/mad.gif)

2.  When some "in a hurry" jerk runs/jogs to the door so that they can get in front of you in line to get through the security checkpoint, only to explain to the guard that they KNOW they don't have their badge, so the guards gotta do a remote lookup for the Employee ID.  If you KNOW you don't have your badge and are gonna take 10 minutes, then let me go first dammit!   >:(

3.  Women who are Brett Favre fans.   >:(

4.  Having stuff up for auction on eBay that no one bids on!  Come on people!  I went to all the trouble to take a picture and write up a nice description and now no one wants my cheap-ass old junk?  Damn!   $0.35 right down the crapper.  (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/7-04/mad.gif)

5.  Building a deck that takes all summer because your plans are so friggin' elaborate/elegant.   >:(

That's it for now...
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Brian on August 26, 2004, 01:48 PM
Here's a few:

Stepping in water while wearing socks (bothered me more when I was younger, probably one of the reasons I rarely wear socks anymore)

In stores (most often, Wal-Mart) people who leave their cart sitting askew, right in the middle of the aisle, so there is no way to get around it at all.  Also, when people park their cart on one side, then go stand and mouth breathe while checking out the food/whatever on the other side, providing no lane to get through.

Also while shopping (thinking of stores like Wal-Mart and Target), people who while walking/cart pushing around the "perimeter" aisle, stop dead in their tracks right in front of you, to check out the special on Oreos for today (or something else).  I guess just shopping etiquette in general...often with carts, is something that annoys me.  Like when people (again, at Wal-Mart) come flying out of the side aisles without hesitating to think someone might be coming along.

I'm also slightly annoyed (and sorry if this offends anyone at all, that's not what I mean), but here in town we have a lot of high school aged kids who enjoy to buy these small cars (think Neon, Honda, Toyota type cars) and put huge exhaust systems on them, and hammer down non stop creating lots of noise (similar to what was mentioned earlier about motorcycles).  These cars are usually "pimped out", complete with flames, wings, and neons.  Again, nothing against people who have these cars...to each their own.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jeff on August 26, 2004, 01:59 PM
I'm also slightly annoyed (and sorry if this offends anyone at all, that's not what I mean), but here in town we have a lot of high school aged kids who enjoy to buy these small cars (think Neon, Honda, Toyota type cars) and put huge exhaust systems on them, and hammer down non stop creating lots of noise (similar to what was mentioned earlier about motorcycles).  These cars are usually "pimped out", complete with flames, wings, and neons.  Again, nothing against people who have these cars...to each their own.

I agree, those cars also make me (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/7-04/mad.gif)!

There is a dumbass kid down the street who pimped out his Chevy Cav!  Now he drives down the street like he's in the Indy 500.  The neighbors keep calling the Oakdale 5-0 to bust his ass, but they never catch him.  Any dillhole who drives 50+ MPH down a residential street where kids live/play should be taken out and run over with their "2 Fast 2 Furious" car.

Jeff
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on August 26, 2004, 10:36 PM
I agree, those cars also make me (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/7-04/mad.gif)!

There is a dumbass kid down the street who pimped out his Chevy Cav!  Now he drives down the street like he's in the Indy 500.  The neighbors keep calling the Oakdale 5-0 to bust his ass, but they never catch him.  Any dillhole who drives 50+ MPH down a residential street where kids live/play should be taken out and run over with their "2 Fast 2 Furious" car.

Jeff


Throw a dummy in front of his car. Put the fear of god into him, and when he goes to flip out, remind him that there are kids on the road and that could have been one of them.


Famine, out.


Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Brian on August 27, 2004, 08:25 AM
A couple more...

When a squeak (or rattle) starts in your car, and you can't figure out where it is coming from...and no matter how loud the radio is, or how much you try to block it out, its still there.  Squeak......squeak.....squeak.

Another one, that I've noticed from time to time, is when people who are not handicapped in any way at all use the "handicap" buttons to open doors.  You know, where they have the huge button at about the level of someone who is in a wheelchair, that you hit, and the door automatically opens.  Not that it really hurts anyone that they use it, but it just seems unnecessary...and lazy.  I'm all for sanitation, and avoiding germs in public, but I don't think that's the reason they use the button...and they're not saving much from not using the door handle anyways I'm guessing.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jeff on September 10, 2004, 12:27 PM
Tele-Marketers.   >:(

I try to be polite because I know they are just doing their job, but after the THIRD "Sorry, I'm not interested", if they are STILL trying to sell me something, I let them have it.

Some dumb bastard from Sprint has called me EVERY ******* DAY this week.  GET A LIFE, RETARD!  STOP CALLING ME!!!

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/7-04/mad.gif)

Jeff
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on September 10, 2004, 07:55 PM
Vacations where your swindeled into working instead of enjoying yourself.

I'm going to north carolina tonight/tommorow AM depending how you look at it, and I have to help build a porch and repair a bridge, thanks to Hurricane Whetever-it-is-this-week.:P

Or like back 2 years ago when we had the ice storm in April, and I had to shovel at the hotel. DAMNIT.

*ROAR*

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Vator on September 10, 2004, 07:58 PM
Fun Fact: The Hurricane that caused trouble in the Carolinas this week was Frances!

Thanks for playing South Eastern Hurricane of the week, and better luck next time!

Goodnight folks!

:cues gameshow music:
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Dressel Rebel on September 11, 2004, 09:36 AM
People changing the rules of a contest after it starts to suit their own needs.

Recent examples include Holographic Elvis and Al Gore.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on September 13, 2004, 10:24 PM
Wet towels on beds have always irritated me.

People who use the toilet and then don't flush.

Not using the trash can when it is w/in 5 feet of you.

People who call you a misbehaving whore in their signature line just because they can't get over the fact you once slept w/ their boyfriend- when they weren't even a couple.

Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: CorranHorn on September 13, 2004, 10:30 PM
People who will change lanes (usually to my lane and in front of me) to get away from a slow driver in front of them, but then won't speed up to get past the driver. What is their ****** deal, they don't like how slow the person is driving in front of them, so they change lanes just to stay at the same speed? Man do I just hate those people.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Mikey D on September 20, 2004, 10:55 AM
Constant re-airings of commercials - between ESPN's trying to sell HU$TLE as a good movie and Dr. "Your kid is going to be a serial killer" Phil, I'm about ready to gouge my eyes out with a grapefruit spoon.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Scott on September 20, 2004, 10:57 AM
I hear you on that one Mikey...I about threw up from the damn "Let's Get It Started" stuff ESPN ran through the NBA playoffs...its horrible...the worst part about watching Football on Sundays is FOX's damn promos for their shows...especially when the shows aren't on until November ::)

Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Angry Ewok on September 20, 2004, 12:43 PM
I used to get mail at noon, but ever since the old mail-man retired... I've been getting mail at anywhere from 4 pm to even 7pm... Ridiculous.

 >:(

I totally took that guy for granted.

 :'(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on September 20, 2004, 12:52 PM
Hey, if you're getting mail every day Brad, count yourself as lucky.  When we moved to our house 7 years ago, we wondered why we didn't get mail on any Friday and often on Thursday.  Turns out our mailperson is a bit of a puppy pounder, taking most Friday's off.  Long weekends get really long as it takes both Thursday and Friday :o  Those are without permission and with pay >:(  We complained.  Nothing changed.  Now we're just used to it.  Worse, in spite of leaving notes, they still tromp straight across the lawn, having destroyed a shrub in winter (the snow is deep enough that it can't see it, so walked all over it) and killing the grass.  Never mind all the bull**** about making sure your driveway is shovelled so they don't slip, this ******* hikes up four foot snowbanks ::)

Must remember to put in snow fence soon. 
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediMAC on September 30, 2004, 07:08 PM
People who call you a misbehaving whore in their signature line just because they can't get over the fact you once slept w/ their boyfriend- when they weren't even a couple.

Sorry Shannon.  I went ahead and removed that from OCB's signature.  It won't happen again, I promise!   :-*


I have to add:  Men's pants sizes, especially for blue jeans.  I'm apparently a very odd size right now.  34 waists are a bit too snug for my liking, but 36's will fall RIGHT OFF of me if I wear them and walk around at all.  And guess what?  Most designers/styles/stores/etc. don't carry or make size 35 waists.  ********!   >:(  Fortunately, the Mrs. finally found me a couple pairs in that size in another style and at a different store.  Annoying as **** trying on a hundred pair of pants that didn't fit though...

I could go for some 31 lengths too, but no.  Even ******* numbers only...   ::)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on September 30, 2004, 08:01 PM
Short and fat, huh? 

Life's a bitch. :-*
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediMAC on September 30, 2004, 08:26 PM
I just knew that was coming...   ::)

You shut up old man.

I'm 5'11", 193 lbs.

So I'm neither short, nor fat.  But I may have just a bit of a gut (and exactly ONE oversized sweater)...   :-X

But I plan on being 6'2" in the low 180's by the time I meet your butt next year!   :-*
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: SilverZ on September 30, 2004, 08:54 PM
I just knew that was coming...   ::)

You shut up old man.

I'm 5'11", 193 lbs.

So I'm neither short, nor fat.

I dunno, he's on to something. I'm 6'3" and 180, so to me that sounds a little...

short

and...

fat.  ;)  :-*
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: jjks on September 30, 2004, 09:39 PM
5'11??? That must make me 6'3, but that's how tall Jared says he is, and he towered over me...so maybe he's really 7'0?

Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on September 30, 2004, 10:46 PM
I'm fat. I'm also athletic. Go figure.


Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ben on October 1, 2004, 10:32 PM
Things that piss me off: people who want to talk while I'm watching a flick.
I sat down to soak in 'Singles' tonight, and my tactless roommate wanted to talk about her day.

News flash: I don't care how your day went. You work five hours a day making sure retards don't get adult diaper rash. Think I give a flying ****?  I put in 70 hours this week and still have to work tomorrow; don't anyone dare talk shop around me.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on October 1, 2004, 11:14 PM
I know what you mean about clothes Matt.  I'm 5'4" and the averages are usually just a bit too long and the petites are too short.   Someone who designs for Old Navy should realize this.  Oh, and we aren't all flat chested either!

Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on October 2, 2004, 11:34 AM
www.livejournal.com/users/TheKev316/


The last three entries. I'll let it explain itself. :'(


Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: DSJ™ on October 2, 2004, 03:18 PM
People who cut you off so they can get to the freeway. Down by our lights, there are 2 left turning lanes, 1 inside to get to the mall & the outer to do the same or change into the far lane to the freeway when safe. The person on the inner lane turns & cuts over into my lane & almost slams into me.  >:(

Why don't these people just get in the proper lane & avoid problems, heck, there was no one behind me & you what, gained awhole 2 secs!  ::)  *******!  >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on October 2, 2004, 06:03 PM
Gary Bettman and the NHL.  If you want to run a business, do so.  If you care about fans, get the **** out of hockey.  ********.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on October 2, 2004, 09:08 PM
People who judge me on the way I dress.

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Logray2776 on October 3, 2004, 01:02 AM
Having a boss that likes to micromanage you every single day you work with him. >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Mikey D on October 5, 2004, 01:14 PM
****** up playoff baseball schedules.  4 EST start times?  Really dropped the ball on that one, MLB  ::)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: DSJ™ on October 5, 2004, 02:32 PM
Getting that blasted cold/flu again from people that are sick at work!  >:(

Ya have sick time, use it!
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on October 5, 2004, 02:51 PM
The IRS Website.

I went to get my TAX ID, and that damned website is the most confusing thing I have ever been to.

You'd think with the money they take in they could afford a less confusing website layout. >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Broem on October 5, 2004, 10:01 PM
Back to things that piss me off.  The Cubs and the Bears.  Why do I have to be such a big fan of franchises that ultimately disappoint year after year?  LOL!  I can't break away from them if I tried.  Ugh!!!!!!  Frustrating.  Thankfully Jordan was with the Bulls for awhile.  Oh yeah, the 85 Bears were great.  Is it too much to ask just the make the playoffs on a consistent basis though?  Apparently so. 
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on October 6, 2004, 02:03 PM
People who drive by and shout things at me in the night when I'm out for a peaceful walk...don't they have anything better to do? :-[


********.

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: DSJ™ on October 6, 2004, 08:50 PM
Neighbours with there bass to high on there stereo. Boom, boom, boom.  >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on October 6, 2004, 11:14 PM
Stupid theme days at work.  Monday was silly eyeglasses, Tuesdays was 50's clothes, Wednesday is Team Spirit! Day, tomorrow is Crazy Hats and I forget what Friday is, but you get the idea.  All to celebrate customer service- and we are a claims processing and call center!  We don't have customers on a daily basis, and if we do we have to dress up. 
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: CorranHorn on October 7, 2004, 01:25 AM
Neighbours with there bass to high on there stereo. Boom, boom, boom.  >:(

Cars with their bass on as high too. I don't need to be sitting in my house or my office and hear some jackass zooming down the street listening to loud thuds that some moron thinks is music as it shakes everything in its wake.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jeff on November 15, 2004, 09:42 AM
When your high-speed modem dies and leaves you without net access all weekend!

Stupid sucky MSN Modem (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/7-04/mad.gif)!

Jeff
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Mikey D on November 15, 2004, 11:08 AM
Mixed up orders at a fast food joint:

We're in the process of remodeling our basement and had to go to Home Depot to pick something up and decided to grab Burger King for lunch on the way home.  Drive up the order window, give my order, wait five minutes before I get to the window to grab my food.  Finally get my order.  I look in the bag to make sure everything's there - two fries and two sandwiches, all's good.  Get home and find out someone put the order receipt on the wrong bag.  We were supposed to get a Tendercrisp Chicken Sandwich w/ no mayo and a Bacon double cheeseburger.  What we end up with is some kind of grilled chicken sandwich and a Gardenburger smeared with mayo, ketchup and all kinds of other ****.  At least my wife got something close to what she wanted, I end up with a ******* Veggieburger.  I ate it because I was starving, but man, it tasted like ass.  I can see why there was so much **** smeared on it, they needed all the condiments to make it taste half way decent. 
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on November 16, 2004, 11:36 PM
When the tvs at the gym are on the dumb Lifetime Channel, or some kid is watching "Lizzy McGuire" on it b/c she's too big for the nursery (such as yesterday).
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: stormtripper on November 17, 2004, 03:13 AM
 well, I work with 150 baby's, well they are not baby's in age, but they all suck in one way or another. They are constantly complaining about this and that.... They complain that its too hot in the building, I pretend to adjust the temperature, and within a half hour I get plenty of "thanks its much better now", I am like your all cattle....
I often hear things like, well.....we don't use that cabinet because its been broken for years.... Okay dip- _ _ _ _ it doesn't get fixed if I don't know its broken!!! I also get deadline's with 1 day notice, umm your poor planning doesn't justify a fire lit under my ass....
other things that P me off....
people that walk under onnings when its raining with their umbrellas over their heads.... get the f on the sidewalk!!!!
people looking for money while at the take out window
people that confuse star wars with star trek
people that won't admit their wrong
people who turtle when they fight
people at my gym that don't clean off the equipment when they are done, that makes veins pop out my fore-head
people who slam weights, and yell while lifting
people who interrupt your workout "can I get in a set??"
all staff emails at work that say anything about anything religious
people who got a rocket firing fett in the mail, umm no you didn't loser...
people that say "what" out of habit, I don't speak to one of my sisters because of this...

wow, I am a timebomb  ;D  ;D

Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: SilverZ on November 17, 2004, 04:04 AM
Sorry but I have to make a sociopathic rant.  I hate ****** restaurant table service, and it happened again today. If I sit alone, or with another buddy, it is nearly set in stone I will get a guy waiter, who plainly sucks ass. I call it getting “duded”. Here’s a typical bad food experience:

Wait 5 minutes. The good waiter/waitress will come and ask if I’ve been helped. The r-tard that is my waiter will be informed. To his disinterest.

Give it another minute for him to get distracted by something bright and shiny before meandering over.

Thanks for showing up, pal. Yeah, buddy, it’s just me here. And I’m not a chick to talk to. Get over it and do your job, and for the record, I know you took this ****** job here just to hit on the chicks working here.

Skip the “today’s special” line, too, please. I’d be fooled if you didn’t take 15 minutes getting over here, and I’ve heard the good service already say the special was something else, so you are clearly lying in some vast lunch special conspiracy, devised by idiot monkeys. Give me (what I want).

Where the **** is my Diet Coke?

Oh, there. It has a lemon in it. I’ll try not to suck up the seeds floating at the bottom now. Who likes a lemon wedge in their drink? Do I look like a pink haired snow bird?

The loud annoying people that came in after me ordered an assload of food, and they’re already eating. Where is my minestrone soup? And I need a refill.

Ah, soup. Hell yes, I want grated parmesan on top. And a refill – oh, you’re walking away. Ok, getting cheese, right? Oh, no. No short term memory. You’re going to another table. I hate you.

A baby cries. Apparently this is some funny **** to other people. Maybe I’ll start screaming at the top of my lungs, too. Why not? It’ll be really cute. ********.

Holy jumping ****, the waiter came back! Without the cheese. He’s come back to grab my glass for a refill.

And just as fast, he’s already back. Is there someone watching you? Why the sudden urgency? Diet Coke for me.  I’m never getting my cheese, so I’m eating my soup. Thankfully, he’s brought and placed a second straw on the table, just in case I didn’t like the one I was using already in the glass. Great.

Then there’s about 20 minutes of abandonment while my finished soup bowl sits in front of me. My glass empty again. The table across from me is finished eating and walking out. I’m pissed, and this guy sucks. Duded again.

Food finally arrives. Only it’s barely warm. It’s been sitting for at least five minutes. Having a wank in the toilet, buddy? Oh yeah, just put the check down now. You’ve dicked around for the last 45 minutes, and that means I’m probably going to inhale this and be on my way.

It’s now been 2 minutes since he finally brought my food and now he suddenly cares about what I’m eating. Is it good? I have a fork in my mouth. Just take the check.

Oh, and a sidenote -- because you’ve left the check on the table doesn’t mean I’m done drinking Cokes. I want another refill, assface.

Yes, I need some change back from that twenty. You don’t get an eight dollar tip, you damn out of work actor.

Yes, have a nice day.

Another fine dining experience in the life of Jared.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: stormie on November 17, 2004, 01:25 PM
Cubicles.
I need to concentrate. I don't want to hear unattended cell phones tinkling the latest ring tones while I'm trying to make sense of what I'm reading. I don't want easy-listening musak interrupting my thought process. I don't want to hear loud conversations (with and without laughter) when I'm trying to calculate data. I don't want to hear loud personal phone conversations while I'm attempting to write.

I do want to close my door for quiet.
I do want to be able to take a five-minute break to read about the latest Kubricks without someone noticing and commenting.
I do want to be able to eat lunch at my desk without someone saying "Oooh, whatcha got for lunch today?"
I do want to be able to talk with my wife on the phone and tell her "I love you" without someone hearing it and saying "Awww" or something inane.
I do want to be able to look out the window every now and then...or at least get a little natural light on me.
I do want to work efficiently.

So, can you tell that I'm in a cube now? The company moved two weeks ago and decided that having everyone in offices was just a little too "equal." So in the new building they put everyone in offices except our department. Yeah, I know a lot of people are in cubicles, but going from an office to a cube sucks...a lot. Plus, I'm kinda old now, and I think I've actually earned the ability to shut my door now and then. I was in a cube when I was younger, but the whole company was in cubes so it wasn't as big a deal. This time, we've got some type of quasi-caste system going on. 
I went from this:
(http://www.netwiz.net/~rwirth/temp/office.jpg)
To this:
(http://www.netwiz.net/~rwirth/temp/cube.jpg)
At least I'm not bitter.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: CorranHorn on November 17, 2004, 10:11 PM
Quote from: stormtripper
people that say "what" out of habit, I don't speak to one of my sisters because of this...

I understand that oh so much, one of my biggest pet peeves (I hope I didn't already mention this) is people who constantly user filler phrases when talking. It's like they cannot complete full sentences and as such have to make stupid uhhh noises or my perennial favorite ya'know. I hate ya'know with a passion! Mostly pro athletes do it, which makes sense since many pro athletes are either illiterate assclowns or have been hit in the head so much they can barely remember their name. So the next time you're talking to someone, if you say ya'know to fill up space in a sentence, feel ashamed!!!!
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on November 17, 2004, 10:25 PM
People who come in, buy all the Troops from my WalMart, and peace out, leaving EVERYTHING but what I want. All the Scout Troopers, Stormies, etc. Always, always, always, gone without a trace. That irritates me. They put two cases on the pegs, couldnt you maybe leave one or two out of courtesy? Dear lord that pains me to no end.

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ben on November 18, 2004, 05:57 PM
I hate the ******** who buy the shortpacks and leave everything else. I'm trying to find a SMC Scorpion, and I've seen the assortment a few times now, but no Scorpion.

I also hate ******* employees who brag about scoring the only Deadpool and Phoenix in the case, while I'm buying my Juggernaut. Way to go, ****face. You could have at least bought a Punisher and Wolverine to help get them off the pegs.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on November 18, 2004, 08:11 PM
I also hate ******* employees who brag about scoring the only Deadpool and Phoenix in the case, while I'm buying my Juggernaut. Way to go, ****face. You could have at least bought a Punisher and Wolverine to help get them off the pegs.

*Sigh* I long for the day when I can be that *******. Of course, I'd only get them if it was a friday because thats when I cash my checks, BABY!

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: jadesfire on November 18, 2004, 08:24 PM
Checking for twenty thousand weeks religiously at a web page to get the exclusive item to finish out a collection and have it go up for sale when you have no ******* internet access and no one that does has a clue what you need them to do. 

This is more of a pity-party-for-me rant but it sucks none the less.

And as for the above mentioned employees that crow about hawking the short pack items, I usually tell them "I hope you made enough money on it to buy yourself a life dickhead".  At least I feel a little better when I walk away making gagging noises while rolling my eyes (I love being a bitch sometimes) :-*
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: jokabofe on November 19, 2004, 01:05 AM
You know what's really pissing me off right now (well not right now, at this exact moment... ) - in my town, as in most towns across the U.S. I would guess, they have crossing guards on all street corners to help children cross the street to get to school and home from school. Now, I don't have any children, and maybe if I did I would feel differently about this but... why do the crossing guards have to stop me when I have a green light so that the kids can cross the street? Shouldn't they be teaching the kids that they shouldn't be allowed to cross when the traffic has the green light? Yeah yeah yeah, I know all about that "pedestrians have the right of way" bull**** and all that, but guess what? When I'm driving a 2000 pound car and a child's 80 pound body meets up with it 'cause he's crossing against the light, who's gonna win? I know I'll get blamed for it, but that's another story.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on November 19, 2004, 01:36 AM
You will get blamed for it, but you are right (and in the right).  No way should a crossing guard be doing that, crossing against a light.  They should responsibly be waiting for the light to change, contributing to the kid's training. 

I'm a little unclear on the plethora of crossing guards as well, but it seems generally symptomatic of the protect kids at all costs mentality that is prevalent today.  What's so wrong with kids walking to school by themselves versus the armada of minivans driving up.  Isn't that many vehicles in the general school area more dangerous than walking there?  The traffic flow has increased dramatically. 

And I am the parent of a kid.  Sadly ever more unique in my ways of thinking: not everything is easy; personal responsibility and the golden rule matter; you can fail and can learn from it.  Bah, what do I know.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jesse James on November 19, 2004, 01:47 AM
In my town CG's are not used at lights.  That's what the walk button's for.  :)

Our crossing guard is this short, stout girl that was in a class ahead of me....  Though she was in special programs so I dunno what grade she was in ultimately, but she was right around my grade because she was in Home-Ec classes when i had to take them.

Anyway, she guards the kids at a pretty hairy intersection as there's actually 5 roads converging.  Very strange intersection, but that's Western PA traffic patterns for you.  Nothing's laid out in a fashion that is convenient.

The girl does a good job, but the woman before her was a trip.

She was "large", we shall say, and wore stretch pants EVERY day.  She had what seemed like 3 pair.  One black, one white stained, and one "flesh" colored.

Now, as you can fathom, the flesh colored were the worst of the bunch, and gave the illusion that she had absolutely NO pants on, and was an enigma of nature in not having a butt, nor any orafice(s) anywhere.  Creepy?  Indeed.  The fact she looked like curdled milk down there didn't help.

And to top it off, cars going full steam would have to SCREECH to a halt as she would step right out in front of them to stop them.  This cross isn't near the school.  it's a couple blocks away on the main drag in town, but enough kids cross here that the guard's been deemed necessary.

Like I said, new girl is good at the job, old guard was a wreck herself, much less capable of preventing one.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: stormtripper on November 20, 2004, 06:00 PM
I was thinking about this thread today, I had forgotten my biggest pet peeve of all time...... women who wear too much
perfume, I find it really offensive. I get head-aches and feel sick to my stomach. I cannot believe I had forgotten that..
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on November 20, 2004, 06:05 PM
I hear that. There's this woman we sit behind in church, every time, and she must put on the whole bottle, and I get so sick, I feel like fainting ever second that I'm in the church. ::)

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: jokabofe on November 20, 2004, 07:03 PM
OK, another new one today. I can't stand drivers who think that because they put their turn signal on it gives them the right to just cut me off and change lanes. Going 70 mph on the highway no less. Happened to me twice today. Twice.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JesseVader08 on November 21, 2004, 01:02 AM
Yeah, would it kill them to shoulder check first?   ::)

My biggest pet peeve comes at work.  I'm a pharmacist, and a customer walks in and says, "Oh, I'm out of refills, YOU will have to call the doctor to get me more."  Excuse me, because you can't pull your head out of your ass long enough to plan ahead is not my problem.  No, YOU have to go to the doctor and get more refills.  I told you that your were out of refills 30 days ago, and you've still done nothing about it?  Get the **** out of my pharmacy.  Ah, but the customer is always right, right?  >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
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Posted by: jokabofe  Posted on: November 20, 2004, 07:03 PM 
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OK, another new one today. I can't stand drivers who think that because they put their turn signal on it gives them the right to just cut me off and change lanes. Going 70 mph on the highway no less. Happened to me twice today. Twice. 


I prefer that they signal then when they cut lanes without signaling and I have another one...... when people are about to leave an off ramp from a road to a highway and they stop, instead of merging. People its like a zipper, fall into place and just go already. ::)
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Post by: jokabofe on November 24, 2004, 12:51 AM
It really pisses me off when I sell something on ebay and get less money than someone else got for the same exact thing just a few days ago, or in some cases, just a few minutes ago.

I had a set of the first 4 Sideshow Buffy the Vampire Slayer figures - Buffy and the 3 Gentlemen - that I didn't want anymore. They were all still boxed. I checked ebay to see what they are going for, since they were slightly hard to get in the first place back in 2000, and were slighltly expensive ($30 each). I see two people who just had auctions end for the set of 4 - first auction went for $157 and second auction went for $152. Perfect. I put my set up, and what does it end at? $112. Really pisses me off.
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Post by: CorranHorn on November 24, 2004, 02:28 AM
ya know what pisses me off? my inane ability to have my post in a thread on a message board be the last one in that thread. this happens about two-thirds of the time and i can't figure out why. i just seem to have this strange ability to kill threads, so I'm expecting this thread to die now...  :'(
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Post by: Snively Bandar on November 24, 2004, 02:38 AM
i just seem to have this strange ability to kill threads, so I'm expecting this thread to die now...  :'(

Would it help if I did this?

 :P
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Post by: CorranHorn on November 24, 2004, 03:33 AM
i just seem to have this strange ability to kill threads, so I'm expecting this thread to die now...  :'(

Would it help if I did this?

 :P

*sniff* thanks man that should help.

oh crap....
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Post by: JesseVader08 on November 24, 2004, 11:14 AM
Don't worry, we're here for you  :)

Another thing that annoys me:  Going 35 in a 50 zone.  ****, if you've got nothing in your life important enough to get to, get out of the way for guys that do!   >:(
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Post by: DSJ™ on November 24, 2004, 11:45 AM
People that come in late for work & leave early & still get paid!  >:(  >:(
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Post by: Famine on November 24, 2004, 12:15 PM
Dale:

(http://www.the-reel-mccoy.com/movies/1999/images/officespace_lumbergh.jpg)


Would you rather them sneak off, or have to come in on Saturday...yeah, and sunday too? ;)

I have a nice peeve. NO JOBS. I have applied at 10 places of work, no lie, 10. 10. Probobly more from word of mouth. Ive called back and followed through with things, and such. Still no luck around here. All the highschool kids take the jobs in this town, and the unemployed toy collecting bums like me can't get a job.


Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: DSJ™ on November 24, 2004, 12:23 PM
Dale:

(http://www.the-reel-mccoy.com/movies/1999/images/officespace_lumbergh.jpg)


Would you rather them sneak off, or have to come in on Saturday...yeah, and sunday too? ;)

Kevin

OK, that did it!  ;D  (http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Beatavatar.gif)

I would love for them to come & have a nice chat with me, then two words...


(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Your%20Fired%202.jpg)   :-*
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Post by: Famine on November 24, 2004, 12:24 PM
 ;D

I think that's my favorite post ever.

Kevin
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Post by: JesseVader08 on November 24, 2004, 01:03 PM
I don't envy you Kevin.  I think job hunting is one of the hardest things to do.  I always dreaded it when it came to summer job time in university.  I don't take rejection well and when the 15th person tells you "Well, we're not looking to hire right now, but we'll keep your resume on file," I get pretty depressed.   :-[

The worst part is when you see the morons that do have jobs, and you think, well if that idiot can get a job why can't I.  I know I'm smarter than him, so what am I doing wrong?

But, eventually, your hard work will pay off.  Honest.  Stick with it, you'll see.   :)
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Post by: jokabofe on November 24, 2004, 06:54 PM
I have a nice peeve. NO JOBS. I have applied at 10 places of work, no lie, 10. 10. Probobly more from word of mouth. Ive called back and followed through with things, and such. Still no luck around here. All the highschool kids take the jobs in this town, and the unemployed toy collecting bums like me can't get a job.

10? That's nothing... I usually apply for like 10 - 12 each day on Monster.com - and I've gotten a few callbacks, but they are usually crazy. Like this one that called me back a few months ago - had a great opening, great salary and benefits, right where I wanted to be. Only problem was that the company was from Israel, and they wanted me to fly over there for a few months of "training" while they get things worked out to open their offices in NYC. I had to decline that job. And that was probably the best prospect I had.
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Post by: Famine on November 26, 2004, 10:11 PM
No doubt, no doubt. I'm just irritated because I have the qualifications for most jobs, but things are really local here, so you have to be related to somebody, to get this or that job. And since I don't have my car back yet, or my licence (need the 5 hour course) I cant commute to other places, and guess what, it's Christmas time, and I have two baby sisters. I'd like to get them the nice things they want, like Carebears, and Bratz, and Strawberry Shortcake you know? It's gonna be tough. I think I'm gonna have to take 100 out of my college account and do my Christmas shopping for them with that. Ive got my other stuff taken care of (Grandparents, Friends Secret Santa, etc), and I was counting on having a job by now. I have to go to the unemployment office soon and apply at the local concrete plant and try and make 12 bucks an hour while killing myself.

I hear you about the idiots too. I went to the video store and this dopey cute girl with hickups had no idea what she was doing. I dont work there and I'm walking around fixing her shelves and such, and she doesnt even know where my Punisher poster they were holding for me was. She's been there for 3 weeks.

Oh well. Maybe I'll hit the lotto.

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: jokabofe on November 27, 2004, 12:33 AM
Just don't give up. Christmastime is the hardest time to land a job. But right after Christmas, most of those people will be quitting, and then you should be able to get lucky and pick something up. I know it'll be too late for you to grab some extra cash to do your shopping with and stuff, but at least you'll have a job, and you can start saving your money for next Christmas  :P
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediMAC on November 30, 2004, 07:00 PM
Alright, let's see if I can remember the **** that's pissed me off today so far...

1)  SUVs/parking lots.  It drives me nuts when someone takes up TWO damned parking spots with their fatass SUVs (anywhere, but especially at my office).  I partially blame this on the SUV (and it's owner), but even moreso blame it on the idiots that lay out the parking lot design with WAY too small of spaces nearly everywhere here in SoCal.

2)  Even distribution of the elements on my food.  I hate getting a sandwhich, taco, or whatever, and the dumbass employee does the worst job in the world on evenly distributing the various ingredients within my food, like the mayo, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, meat, etc.  Don't stick a fat pile of lettuce on one end of my taco, while you stick the pile of cheese at the opposite end, you moron.  Please, just evenly distribute my toppings and such, across the length of my taco or sandwhich, even if it means taking a little extra care, and another second or so to do it.  When I bite into my lunch, I like to collectively taste everything at once.  I don't want a lettuce sandwhich for the first few bites, and a cheese sandwhich the last few bites.  Just put all the **** together.  I swear to God it's not that hard.  Seriously...

3.  Dammit, I knew I was gonna forget the third one.   >:(  I'll have to think about it and get back to you...
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Post by: JesseVader08 on November 30, 2004, 09:59 PM
Few things piss me off more than getting a call from a wrong number, and instead of politely saying "I'm sorry, I've got the wrong number", the person just hangs up.  OK, you got me out of my chair and inconvenienced me, and you can't even apologize for the wrong number.  Ooooh, gets my blood boiling...  >:(

Even distribution of the elements on my food.

Yeah, this isn't exactly rocket science.  And no, this isn't too much to ask for.
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Post by: DSJ™ on December 6, 2004, 09:02 AM
Unbelievable, driving home from work this morning, the city works crews are out grading & removing the snow of the main roads. Now correct me if I am wrong but are you not suppose to grad the roads first then sand them? Nope, not this crew I saw, a sanding truck dumping sand in front of the graders & then its all graded to the side for pick up.  ::)  Then its just a slippery road to drive on for the morning traffic! 

Yep, snow removel budget well spent!  >:(
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Post by: JediMAC on December 9, 2004, 07:22 PM
Made the STUPID mistake of pulling into the Del Taco drivethrough last night behind two minivans.  Saw only two cars in front of me and figured that'd go pretty quick, but NO.  Soccer moms feeding the entire block of kids, apparently, 'cause it took each minivan at least 10 freakin' minutes at the window to get all their ****.  I waited over 20 minutes to move up TWO car lengths.

Not to mention I was starving to death and about to faint from hunger.  Of course, I laid on the horn several times, just to let them know how I felt...   >:(
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Post by: jokabofe on December 15, 2004, 08:35 PM
Got two new ones today...

1) Going to Toys R Us expecting to find nothing, and then see 2 VOTC Chewbacca figs on the shelf. Then, after pulling them off the rack, looking at them and realizing that there are 2 POTF2 Chewbacca figs re-sealed inside the packaging. Someone needs to either educate their employees better or hire someone just to make sure **** like this doesn't happen.

2) Purchasing ink cartridges from Staples for my printer only to find out when I get home that the boxes had been re-sealed, and contained empty ink cartridges. What am I supposed to do now? Would you believe me if I went back to your store and told you that I bought these and they were empty? I know I wouldn't, so it looks like I'm just out close to $40 now. Merry ******' Christmas to you too, *******.

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Few things piss me off more than getting a call from a wrong number, and instead of politely saying "I'm sorry, I've got the wrong number", the person just hangs up.  OK, you got me out of my chair and inconvenienced me, and you can't even apologize for the wrong number.

The only thing worse is when they keep calling back and doing the same **** several times. Last time, I had someone call my house at 3am - 3 ******* a.m. - and hang up on me. Then they called again, and again, and again. This continued for about 15 minutes. Finally, I called them back, since I have caller ID, and cursed the person out for a good 2 minutes. The phone calls stopped after that.
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Post by: JesseVader08 on December 15, 2004, 08:55 PM
I totally understand.  Our phone number has 2 digits reversed compared to the number for the 7-11 in town.  So you can imagine the strange times of the night that we get people calling asking for the flavours of slurpees they have.  How freakin' hard is it to dial correctly?  Ok, I make mistakes too, but if it's 3 in the morning, I make damn sure that I'm dialing the number right.   ::)

You know, they just might believe you about the ink cartridges.  I mean, it's such a bizzare story that they'd almost have to believe that no one would make it up.  Cross your fingers, some days you get an understanding store manager.   :)
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Post by: Deanpaul on December 15, 2004, 09:55 PM
I totally understand.  Our phone number has 2 digits reversed compared to the number for the 7-11 in town.  So you can imagine the strange times of the night that we get people calling asking for the flavours of slurpees they have.  How freakin' hard is it to dial correctly?  Ok, I make mistakes too, but if it's 3 in the morning, I make damn sure that I'm dialing the number right.   ::)

You know, they just might believe you about the ink cartridges.  I mean, it's such a bizzare story that they'd almost have to believe that no one would make it up.  Cross your fingers, some days you get an understanding store manager.   :)

My direct dial office number is one digit off of the Marriot Rewards customer service number.

My favorite so far was the dude from the deep South who, after I answered "Hello, this is Deanpaul at *********" shouted "How many them points I got!?!". It was early on in the nightmare, so all I could ask was an honest "Huh?".

In recent months, I've begun to have fun with the "situation". I'm nearly ready to start collecting their personal information, for a devious plan I'm hatching.
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Post by: JesseVader08 on December 15, 2004, 10:01 PM
In recent months, I've begun to have fun with the "situation". I'm nearly ready to start collecting their personal information, for a devious plan I'm hatching.

Oh that would be too fun!  There's got to be a way to teach these schmucks a lesson.
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Post by: jokabofe on December 15, 2004, 10:42 PM
When I lived at my last address, my number was 1 digit off from the local cab company number. THAT was a lot of fun, let me tell you.

"Sure thing, ma'am, ten minutes". Click.
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Post by: Shannon (Princess) on December 16, 2004, 11:08 PM
My previous phone number ended in 5083 and the local Kroger Grocery store's ended in 8053.  Got calls all the time.  Figured moving to another city 10 miles south finally those calls would stop.  Now my number is 1535.  The local Kroger Pharmacy is 1565.  Don't you know I STILL get the calls.  I thought it was my friend Kim joking w/ me the first time, and the person calling didn't give it up.  After hanging up I checked the phone book.  What the luck.  I come home occassionally to little old people on my answering machine thinking they are ordering their refills despite the fact it's my voice on the machine and I say nothing about Kroger.
I also get calls for Blockbuster- 1539.
Love small towns and limited exchanges.  ::)

My other pet peeve-  finding a snake in my apartment- alive.  I don't care if it wasn't quite 2 feet.  It's a snake. 
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Post by: Morgbug on December 17, 2004, 02:09 AM
People that leave cigarette butts (and any kind of trash, for that matter) on a beach.  There are garbage cans all over the place you ********, put it there >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Broem on December 17, 2004, 04:47 PM
Not sure how to explain this but here it goes.  Now that my wife and I have a baby for the first time people like to give us all sorts of advice or suggestions about what the baby is doing or fealing, etc.  Most of which is extremely common sense stuff.  Yet they act like we do not have any clue whatsoever about what they are talking about.  So, they feal like they need to enlighten us. 

Here are a few examples. 

1)  When a baby cries it is trying to tell you something.
2) Your baby is crying.  It may need it's diaper changed.
3) Your baby is crying.  It could be hungry. 
4) You should never let a baby sleep on it's belly because it could die from SIDS. 
5) My baby would always sleep after getting fed. 
6) Your baby is so little.  Are you feeding him? 
7) Your baby cries at night?  Why? 

I could continue with examples for days.  It's just irritating to hear people talk to you like your 10 years old about this.  It's not that we don't agree with most of the suggestions.  I just get tired of hearing it from everyone we encounter.  It's all I can do sometimes to not go ballistic on these people and yell "NO $%^&!!!"
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 17, 2004, 10:23 PM
Oh, man, do I understand.  It seems that everyone has some advice, whether it's wanted or not, about taking care of babies.  Unfortunately, it will keep coming and coming, and often from the strangest places.  It never fails to baffle me how people that DON'T HAVE KIDS suddenly have advice for you when you have a baby - what the hell do they know?   >:(

On the topic of babies, one of my biggest pet peeves from when my daughter was in diapers:  restaurants that don't have change tables in the washrooms.  The last place I want to put my baby is on the floor of a washroom - who knows what's been on that floor.   :(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jeff on January 18, 2005, 01:12 PM
My pet peeve for today:

People who think because you are carrying a plate of goodies/treats, it gives them the right to hit on you!  (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/7-04/mad.gif)

I don't appreciate it when 40-yr old men strike up a conversation with me to discuss my "goodies".   >:(


"Hey, where are you going with those goodies, because I'm headed where you're headed" hyuvk-yuck-yuck
None of your damn business, pervert!

"Hey those goodies look tasty, mind if I ask where you're headed?"
Yes, I do mind.  Thanks for shutting the hell up.

"Looks like somebody brought treats"
No **** sherlock.  You figure that out all by yourself?
 

Just because I'm carrying a plate of goodies into the office for my department pot-luck does not mean that I want to start a conversation with you, Mr. Complete Stranger.

What the hell is it about a plate of cookies that turns everyone you see into a friggin' treat whore doing everything they can to get one whether they are in the damn department or not?  ::)

Jeff
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Post by: Morgbug on January 18, 2005, 01:32 PM
Just politely look at them straight in the eye and say before you ask, the answer is no and it's because you're fat.  Then walk away.

Vehicles seem to be my constant source of irritation.  Zero visibility today and one knob is out on the road with no headlights on :o  Kay, here's a hint, the headlights are to help people see you, not the other way around. 

And while I'm on it, attention half ton drivers.  While I fully realize that on our icy roads it is necessary to have extra weight in the back of your truck to help with traction, you really should adjust your headlights after doing so, lest you look like a complete ****wit driving with your high beams on.  What's that you say, you didn't know you could adjust your headlights? 
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Post by: stormie on January 18, 2005, 04:27 PM
Radio stations. Examples:

Why must stations that normally play rock/modern-rock/alternative/whateverthecatchphrase also play reggae and rap? I do realize that a lot of the music is influenced by these two genres, but it is also influenced by the blues, jazz, classical, country, etc. and those aren't played on the same station. If I want to listen to rap, I'll listen to the rap station. If I want to listen to reggae, then I'll buy some reggae to listen to. Basically, if your station format is the "new rock alternative," then play some new rock alternative music.

Why has the lunch hour become the "rewind hour?" I take a little drive to do some errands during lunch and want a little music. All of a sudden I'm thrust into the 80s...on every single station. The station is supposed to be for "new rock," so where's the new rock? And that also can be applied to playing "too much" of the old stuff all the time; not just at lunch. I want to hear what's current, not what's the past. Sure, a lot of it was good, but lets play what's new.

And on the subject of babies and people's comments. The one that has always really irritated the heck out of me is when the wife and I are speaking with someone about our daughter, and the person turns to me and asks, "Do you help out with the baby?" I always want to respond by saying, "What the HELL is that supposed to mean? It's my daughter too! Just because I'm a man doesn't mean I have no clue what to do with a baby and instead just sit at home and watch sports while the 'little woman' walks barefoot around the house, baby strapped to her, tending to my every whim! Every moment I'm not at work is spent 'helping out with the baby,' and I PREFER it that way because I am her father!" But all that I usually say is, "Yep."

Other than "You have a beautiful baby," people should really just not say anything at all. They might mean well, but to parents anything else just sounds like criticism. And say "baby." Not "girl" or "boy." No matter how much pink you may see on a baby, that still doesn't mean it's a girl. ;) 
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Post by: Ben on January 19, 2005, 12:12 AM
e-stores that rip me off.

I bought $30 at Bill's Toys and Games. Haven't recieved the stuff yet.
I bought $20 worth of stuff at Qwiksand Collectibles. Holy ****, nothing there either.

I have asked them for tracking numbers and who they shipped them through, and they haven't replied back. It's possible someone in the building lifted my packages. but I'll never know if I don't get a tracking number.

Lesson? Stick to better-known and more reputable sellers and keep the Better Business Bureau's website in your bookmarks. My only solace is reporting them to the BBB.
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Post by: Ben on January 21, 2005, 03:41 AM
What pisses me off today-

my own lack of precaution. I was fixing a miter saw at work today. It was a simple repair that I didn't think would require a lockout/tagout or dissipation of stored energy.

Boy, was I wrong. As soon as I got in there to work on it, the device inside moved forward and trapped my right index finger.

It's not borken, thankfully, but it's swollen like a mother ******. And I've melted all my ice cubes while trying to slow the swelling. I'm typing with my middle finger now, since the index one still aches.

Lesson? Leave repairs to maintenance.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Mikey D on January 21, 2005, 07:26 AM
Something similar happened to me last year, Ben.   I was helping my father split wood with a gas powered splitter.  We were in a groove and flying.  Me stacking the logs and holding them, him powering the machine.  With about three logs to go, I get my finger stuck in between the log and the splitter.  Luckily, I had gloves on or I probably would have shattered my finger or worse, lost the tip of it.  It hurt like a bitch and was swollen for at least a good week. After that I had a blackened fingernail that was eventually lost. 
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ben on January 21, 2005, 01:27 PM
I'm a little concerned that I will lose my fingernail.  :-\
It hasn't yet started bruising, but I'm sure it will.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Mikey D on January 21, 2005, 01:34 PM
You might get lucky and not, but there is always the possibility.  If your fingernail isn't black yet (from blood underneath it) then it might not happen.  It doesn't hurt when you lose one, but it takes months for the new one to grow back in.  I've lost two fingernails and one toenail (after punting a football barefooted  ::)) and each time it took at least 4 months for a new nail to grow back.
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Post by: Ben on January 21, 2005, 11:57 PM
No bruising yet, either.
I guess I got lucky.  :)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jesse James on January 22, 2005, 04:45 AM
Just to throw something new in for me I'd not considered...

We're getting snow, obviously, since it's creeping across the midwest to us now, and today we're looking at a fair bit... 

I hate when people go to the store the night before and clear it out of things they don't really need (most likely) but think that they're going to need...  Like this snow's maybe gonna make the roads BAD (not even closed) for a day or two, and yet everyone thinks they're going into hibernation.

I just wanted some ice-cream to go with a desert I brought home from supper, and the store was ASS PACKED at like 11:30 at night with just tons of people going crazy and buying up tons of specific product.

I remember the "blizzard of '93" and the one in '96 too, and neither one really crippled my town...  Sure stuff closed, even businesses and state schools which took a lot, but my front wheel drive car STILL got me around to deliver my papers the first time, and the second time I still managed to drive to teh store for my mother.

I just don't get it...
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Deanpaul on January 22, 2005, 02:08 PM
Just to throw something new in for me I'd not considered...

We're getting snow, obviously, since it's creeping across the midwest to us now, and today we're looking at a fair bit... 

I hate when people go to the store the night before and clear it out of things they don't really need (most likely) but think that they're going to need...  Like this snow's maybe gonna make the roads BAD (not even closed) for a day or two, and yet everyone thinks they're going into hibernation.

I just wanted some ice-cream to go with a desert I brought home from supper, and the store was ASS PACKED at like 11:30 at night with just tons of people going crazy and buying up tons of specific product.

I remember the "blizzard of '93" and the one in '96 too, and neither one really crippled my town...  Sure stuff closed, even businesses and state schools which took a lot, but my front wheel drive car STILL got me around to deliver my papers the first time, and the second time I still managed to drive to teh store for my mother.

I just don't get it...

I went to college in Rhode Island and lived there afterward for a few years. Whenever the forecast suggested snow or ice (or hurricanes in the fall of 96 for that matter) the shelves were consistently cleaned out of all bread and milk. It was something to see. I never really noticed the stores being packed before the storms would hit though, so I'm not certain if a large number of people were buying the products or if a few individuals were hoarding all the bread and milk.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on January 22, 2005, 02:30 PM
That is weird.  Obviously we get a bit more snow than you guys and it stays for a while.  I guess we're just used to it.  It has to be pretty bad for traffic to be reduced even a bit.  And I've never seen a store cleaned out of anything unless it was on sale or a toy I wanted. 

Yesterday they closed a number of highways and the road I was on had the designation of "travel not advised", a very logical statement, but I had to get home.  Stores were no busier than usual when I got home.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jesse James on January 22, 2005, 09:20 PM
Snow here depends on the lake and the winds and everything...  I'm not sure where you're from in Canada Morg, but you're North so I'm sure you get more consistent snowfall...  But our weather's been wonky the last few years...  We're used to it too though, and if anything all it does is make traffic bad (back ups), but that's it...  That's typical anywhere though.  Down south (Below the Mason/Dixon line) is where people really freak about snow.  I was in the Carolina's once when it snowed and it was like a national emergency... 

The only time stuff closed here that I ever recall was in the blizzards that hit us that I mentioned, which there was no fighting.  That is odd weather though where feet of snow is dumped in a matter of a couple hours and then it plasters you again and again in waves, and I'd say at most you could expect something like that here once a year if that...  Where you're getting "feet" of snow anywhere but in the elevated areas (The mountains east of my area are often pretty plastered, and the North above I-80 which is getting near to Lake Erie usually has multiple feet days throughout the season).

The panic for food's always been this way though.  People act like they're really not gonna get out.  I don't know if it's the elderly or what...  I mean, my friends don't do this...  I assume they're a good representation of working adults...  My parents don't.  I do notice tons of old people, and like Deanpaul said, it's always the milk and bread...  I'd list Eggs and Toilet Paper on that too.

Why?  I have no clue...  Last night late at the store there were many old people there, out, shopping.  Usually the only people out that late are the younger folks, so maybe it is the elderly.  It just seems odd...
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ben on February 8, 2005, 12:15 AM
Trying to find a Saga Imperial Shuttle. I've finally come into enough cash to buy one and not go hungry for two weeks, and it's sold out everywhere I've looked, except Brian's Toys and ebay, of course. If I could get it for $120 plus shipping, I'd be happy, but $160 plus shipping just isn't floating my boat.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Mikey D on February 11, 2005, 02:50 PM
People who don't clean their windshields off after a snow storm.

We got a few inches last night.  Driving around today I notice cars with their back windshields covered in snow, door window covered in snow and even half the front windshield covered.  How hard is it to clean off the windows?  I don't care about you, but if you can't see me, you're putting my life at risk.  ******* idiots.  Oh and turn on your God damn lights too while your at it.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on February 11, 2005, 03:43 PM
People who don't clean their windshields off after a snow storm.

We got a few inches last night.  Driving around today I notice cars with their back windshields covered in snow, door window covered in snow and even half the front windshield covered.  How hard is it to clean off the windows?  I don't care about you, but if you can't see me, you're putting my life at risk.  ******* idiots.  Oh and turn on your God damn lights too while your at it.

I spend too much time in the car, so I can completley relate.  Brake lights are probably the worst - clean them off.  I expect my blood pressure would drop significantly if I never drove a car again. 

I think all of my pet peeve posts can be summed up to only a couple of topics: vehicular idiots and inconsiderate shoppers. 
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on February 11, 2005, 04:31 PM
Telemarketers.

A telemarketer called today, attempting to sell me a wireless plan. I tried to be polite by saying "No thanks, I'm not interested, no thanks, no." etc, and then came the "Stop being an *******, dick, and listen to what I'm trying to sell you." I about lost it, called him a few names, yelled a bit, and hung up on him.

I was polite as hell, but he didn't need to swear.

Angry I am.

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 12, 2005, 02:32 AM
Holy ****, he's hassling you, so you get to swear at him, not the other way around!  I would've lost my grip too.  Don't you wish you could reach through the phone and strangle these guys?  I used to listen to these telemarketers, but now I politely say no, even twice, but after that I simply hang up.  I've got better things to waste my time with.   ::)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ben on February 12, 2005, 03:04 AM
What I want to know is how those telemarketer bastards got ahold of my cell phone number. Only my friends, family, work and bank know it, or so I thought.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on February 13, 2005, 10:49 AM
You have to join the no-call list for your cell phone now, otherwise telemarketers can call you.
Should be able to google it to sign up, but it usually takes time to remove you from the lists... good luck!
I had a telemarketer call, told him to take me off the list and he told me no- that I need to let him do his job!  I asked for his supervisor, he- of course- told me no.  So I told him that he couldn't refuse to take me off the list, and he yelled at me that he wouldn't do it and that he'd just call me tomorrow.  He was a real ass- like I'd buy something from him when he acts that way?  geez...
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Scott on February 15, 2005, 01:15 AM
People who post large pics in threads

(http://www.freewebs.com/threadpics/Scumpic2.JPG)
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Post by: jjks on February 15, 2005, 01:24 AM
That's been my wallpaper for like two years now  :-[
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ben on February 15, 2005, 01:57 AM
Lines at grocery stores.
I posted my little rant somewhere in the ROTS category, but I'll paste it here 'cause I'm lazy and stuff.

And he should walk right by you when you need help, and if you manage to get to the register, you'll wait in a pathetically long line (why build 30 registers if you're only going to open three?), and won't be greeted or thanked even though you just dropped $45 on groceries.


Sorry. Little rant from my ****** Target experience tonight.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on February 15, 2005, 08:44 AM
Friends who practically live here, but need to follow me and watch what I type on the computer. I hate having a pair of eyes stare over my sholders. Most of what I write is semi-personal, and none of the other persons buisness. Oh well, maybe I have an attractive personality.


Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: DSJ™ on February 15, 2005, 02:02 PM
Well whats my rant today:

1) FedEx returning my GG Han Stormtrooper bust for reasons unknown. It was never delivered to me and was stuck at FedEx customs.

2) Sellers on eBay who sell 1 cent items and over a few days build up a feedback.

3) Sellers on eBay that steal/use your auctions pictures, crop them a bit and think thay can getaway when my auction is still running!  ******! >:(   ::)

Yeah, I'm pissed today!  :'(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on February 17, 2005, 10:15 PM
Applebees.

I go to Applebees today, and first, I walk in with my grandfolks, and the girl goes "Just 1?" Uh, no retard, I just came in with these people. Second, our waitress comes over and asks what we want to drink, and doesnt have a pen to write down our order with. I dont look up from my menu. Some comes back 10 frigging minutes later with our drinks. We order. I again dont look up. I try not to make eye contact with waiters and waitresses. She comes back by, a half an hour later, and actually tried to SNEAK past our table, untill I asked where our food was. She goes away to check and ANOTHER waitress comes by with our food, and the girl again tries to SNEAK past our table. I cought her, and she came over, and I almost spit buffalo wings on her. She had rods through her ears, her nose was pierced, and she had an eyebrow jobbie. It looks like she fell face first into a tackle box. Now, I'm not feeling well. I eat a little more, and I have to go to the bathroom.

The handycapped stall is trashed, so I go into the normal can. I drop trousers, and procede to lower myself down to the throne, only to panic, because the throne is nowhere near me, and I'm headed to the floor, so I shoot my hands to catch the wall, and my fingernails slip, and I litteraly pulled plastic off of the wall in an attempt to save my own ass, and slammed down into the throne seat, 10" from the ground. There should be warning signs. My finger nails still hurt.

Bastards.

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ben on February 19, 2005, 01:32 AM
Reminds me of my experience tonight. I went grocery shopping after work, and I decided to go get some pancakes at Perkins. When I got there, there was just a few cars out front, since the drunks haven't yet come in. I get seated and get my menu, though I already know what I'm going to order. My waitress comes up, takes my order, and leaves. So I chill for a bit, smoking, drinking the obligatory glass of ice water. My chocolate milk arrives, and my grub will be up shortly.

Fifteen minutes later, still no grub. No sign of the waitress either. Hm.

I finally see her, ask her where my pancakes are. She goes to get them, and brings 'em right out. Walks away swiftly, before I had a chance to ask for silverware and more chocolate milk.  ::)

So I walk up to the area they keep the silverware and get it myself.

I eat. Drinking ice water, because I still don't have my milk.
When I'm done, I'm still waiting for the bill. Ten minutes later, still no bill, so I throw $8.50 on the table which covers the cost of my meal. (I've eaten there many times, I know what it costs.) Like hell I'm going to tip for that kind of service.

I just don't understand it sometimes.  Maybe my haircut scares them.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: stormie on February 22, 2005, 04:34 PM
The way things from your childhood just don't seem the same when you experience them as an adult. I used to love getting the ol' Shamrock Shake at McDonald's when I was a kid. The cool, velvety mint texture was one of my favorites. McDonald's then put this seasonal favorite on hiatus. But recently I saw them advertised and actually picked one up. Yuck! It doesn't even resemble the taste of mint ice cream. It was far too sugary, and my mind couldn't help but imagine how much green dye I was ingesting with every gulp. Oh so very, very disappointing.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ben on February 23, 2005, 03:23 AM
What some people seem to think it costs to ship stuff on ebay. Found a McFarlane baseball Sportspicks series 1 Sammy Sosa for $10 BIN.


Shipping? $8.50.

 ::)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: stormie on February 23, 2005, 09:52 AM
Driving behind a 'roach coach' on the freeway at five o'clock in the blessed a.m. Nothing like the smell of hot rancid grease filling the interior of my ride early in the morning. Ugh...no, double Ugh!  :P

It was only going like 60 mph, too.  :(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on February 23, 2005, 09:58 AM
What some people seem to think it costs to ship stuff on ebay. Found a McFarlane baseball Sportspicks series 1 Sammy Sosa for $10 BIN.


Shipping? $8.50.

 ::)

Was it in Canada?  If so, he's probably taking a small loss to ship at that price.  $11.75 CAD.  Sad, but true.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ben on February 23, 2005, 11:31 AM
Nope. It's here in the USA.

I guess I never have bought a clamshelled figure on ebay, so I wouldn't know how much it costs to ship them.
It just feels too high, is all.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on February 23, 2005, 11:52 AM
In the US it is.  It's usually in the neighborhood of about $4-5.  Canada Post sucks. :-\
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 26, 2005, 10:57 AM
What pisses me off?  Paperwork!  I'm taking over as pharmacy manager for a week
while my boss is on holidays, and damned if I can't get the books to balance.  I've
tried three different times on three different days, and I'm still $110.01 away, every
time. 

Bah!
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on February 26, 2005, 04:04 PM
Things that piss me off as of right at this minute:  Men! 
I'm having a bad men day.
I hate those.
I'm going to try and cool out for a bit before I head back outside.
And if they piss me off again, I'm going to get either some margarita mix or some wine
and stay at home for the rest of the evening!
Oh, and another thing- the BUZZ feature on Yahoo! Messenger- whoever came up w/
that brillant idea should be shot.  Some single guy from Morocco just "Buzzed" me,
and I don't even know who the **** he is.  Pisses me off... Do they really think a single
woman in the US is that desperate to find a guy we have to go to Morocco or India or
wherever?  I guess some must be.  I'm not going to be anyone's greencard.   I'm also
not going to be anyone's meal ticket, mommy (except for Aidan), or subservient
housewife. 
Don't tell me that jeans are inappropriate to go out in.  Don't tell me what type of
underwear I should have on.   Don't act like if you buy me lunch, I'm assuming you
are going to put me through college- it's not even a funny joke- it's insulting.  I have a
good paying job.  I have my own place.  I don't need a man to support me financially.
Don't leer at me from your pickup and keep trying to get my attention at a red light-
what, you expect me to give you my number or something by holding it up to the
window?  Don't ask me out on a date when you already have a girlfriend or wife.
Better yet, don't pretend you don't have a girlfriend or wife, ask me out, and then cancel
the date and tell me that actually do have a girlfriend or wife and you are going to
try and make that relationship work out.  And don't act like I'm going to care about it,
because, frankly, I'm glad to be rid of your sorry lying ass.  Oh, and calling me babe? well,
if you know me, that's one thing, but if you don't- DON'T.


Geez...

Okay, I think I'm ready to face the world again... or at least catch a movie.

BTW, I do actually love men... and I know there is the right guy out there for me, until
then I have to encounter a bunch of losers...
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on February 26, 2005, 08:57 PM
I'm feeling much better now, fyi  :)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: DSJ™ on March 9, 2005, 01:41 PM
Well it's the Postal system and Western Digital that burns my ass today. I bought a new hard drive last year and it came with a $30. US rebate from Western Digital. After I installed the drive and made sure everything was fine, I filled out the rebate form and mailed it.

I had to wait 6 to 8 weeks to receive my refund. Well sometime in January I received my rebate check but it was damaged, not sure if it was in the US or Canada system but the check was torn up. It came in a clear plastic bag from the PO.

You could make out what it was but I took it to the bank and they said that I should send it back for a replacement as it was to damaged. Not a biggy, the next day I send it back.

Today I receive my replacement check and it's in super condition, except for one thing "Void If Not Cashed By Feb 06/2005". WTF!

Great, now I can't cash it because you forgot to change the ******* date ********!  >:(

I'll chance it at the bank to see if they take it but... :-\
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on March 9, 2005, 01:46 PM
Hmm, sorry to hear that Dale.

My pet Peeve...this jerk who comes and plows our driveway. Now, I shovele the driveway for 10 buck less than he does, as per agreement with my grandparents. The snowplow blocked off our driveway, and here he comes, plows the front off for us, and now he he's gonna expect 30 bucks. For plowing 5 feet.

What a rip off. >:(


Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on March 9, 2005, 02:41 PM
Do not call my house and put me on hold, tell me that your representatives are busy, make me hold for a whole minute, and then say no one is available, and give ME a number to call YOU back. That's the most retarded system I have ever seen.

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 9, 2005, 05:32 PM
Call display is the greatest thing ever invented.  I can usually avoid these ******** altogether, but of course there's always a few that block their number.

On a related note, I just don't understand some people's need to answer the phone anytime it rings.  If I'm in a pissy mood or if it's someone I don't feel like talking to, I just don't answer it.  Simple as that.  If it's important, they'll call back, right?  Life will go on if you don't answer the phone.

(BTW Kevin, the 2nd half of that post was not directed at you.)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on March 9, 2005, 09:58 PM
Oh, no problem.

I'm also mad at waitresses who circle the table like a hawk.

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 9, 2005, 10:14 PM
Things that piss me off as of right at this minute:  Men! 
I'm having a bad men day.
I hate those.
I'm going to try and cool out for a bit before I head back outside.
And if they piss me off again, I'm going to get either some margarita mix or some wine
and stay at home for the rest of the evening!
Oh, and another thing- the BUZZ feature on Yahoo! Messenger- whoever came up w/
that brillant idea should be shot.  Some single guy from Morocco just "Buzzed" me,
and I don't even know who the **** he is.  Pisses me off... Do they really think a single
woman in the US is that desperate to find a guy we have to go to Morocco or India or
wherever?  I guess some must be.  I'm not going to be anyone's greencard.   I'm also
not going to be anyone's meal ticket, mommy (except for Aidan), or subservient
housewife. 
Don't tell me that jeans are inappropriate to go out in.  Don't tell me what type of
underwear I should have on.   Don't act like if you buy me lunch, I'm assuming you
are going to put me through college- it's not even a funny joke- it's insulting.  I have a
good paying job.  I have my own place.  I don't need a man to support me financially.
Don't leer at me from your pickup and keep trying to get my attention at a red light-
what, you expect me to give you my number or something by holding it up to the
window?  Don't ask me out on a date when you already have a girlfriend or wife.
Better yet, don't pretend you don't have a girlfriend or wife, ask me out, and then cancel
the date and tell me that actually do have a girlfriend or wife and you are going to
try and make that relationship work out.  And don't act like I'm going to care about it,
because, frankly, I'm glad to be rid of your sorry lying ass.  Oh, and calling me babe? well,
if you know me, that's one thing, but if you don't- DON'T.




So basically what you're telling me to do is to stop being a guy...
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on March 9, 2005, 11:06 PM
How so Dressel- what do you do that's on that list??
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ben on March 10, 2005, 01:51 AM
People who get pissed off at me if I don't return their calls RIGHT ******* NOW. I work second shift, and my friends usually call around 8:30 PM to tell me where they'll be. Some can handle this, but others can't. I had 5 messages on my phone when I checked it at 10:30 PM. Each one using filthier language than the last.

**** you, you silly ***** living off your parent's money and not working- you're 24, GET A ******* JOB.
I work full time and got my ass back into school and do well at that, so can you. I pay all my bills out of my pocket- I don't take my parent's money. So don't call me fifteen times a day saying you're having a good time instead of working or studying.


On a related note, I met this girl, Lisa. She called me all the time while I was at work too. Everything was good until she came over to the love shack. Apparently, she couldn't handle a guy who likes comics, toys, and video games. Too bad. She liked the Cubs, too. Pity. :D
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: CorranHorn on March 10, 2005, 04:02 AM
HMI, I have a similar problem to yours. I rotate between 2nd shift and 3rd shift and though I don't expect my friend's to keep track all the time, when I say I'm working so and so hours, don't start bugging me to go out during those times. Case in point, some friends and I usually get together twice a month for dinner at Chili's. I'll get an email from the guys saying hey were going to be there at such and such time the following night. I'll then write back and say I can't make it, I'll be working. So what happens? The next morning, I'll get a phone call from one of the guys (usually the guy who sent out the initial email), waking me up to remind me of the time. To which I have to say to him "WHAT THE **** don't you read the replies to the email you sent out? I got work later on and oh yeah thanks for ****** waking me up *******!" And I leave it at that. You would think by now they'd get the point when I say I can't go, I can't go.

Then again that's basically the same group I play poker with and again many times I can't make it cause of my work schedule. Well this week we're discussing the next game, the date of April 15th had been discussed at one point. So I send out an email sayin hey are we doing the game on the 15th and reminding them I can't make it on the 22nd (C3). So 4 of the 5 guys get back to me to say yeah we're doing the 15th. Then the 5th guy comes in and says he can't do the 15th, how about the 22nd? Well then the other 4 guys write back and say yeah we're all in for the 22nd, not even remembering we had just discussed that the 22nd wasn't good for me. Am I mad that they're playing the 22nd? No not at all, won't be the first game I've missed, but I get pissed when they don't bother to recall what I just said. Damn they're so ****** stupid sometimes...
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on March 10, 2005, 11:52 AM
Hypocrites. Now I know we all do somthing hypocritical from time to time, but come on. People that are non-stop hypocritical. I cannot stand that. >:(

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on March 10, 2005, 12:42 PM
Morons that ride their bikes in the snow.  We got another late season dump of nice, heavy East Coast/heart attack quality snow.  About 6 inches worth.  I'm taking my daughter to pre-school and the traffic is crawling along on this road with a 50 mph speed limit.  Sure, it's slippery but not THAT bad.  You know why it's so slow?  Some ******* granola muncher is out there on his mountain bike blocking a lane. 

I swear, had I gotten close enough to him I would have hit him on purpose and not felt remotely bad about his injuries/death >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on March 10, 2005, 12:55 PM
If your daughter was in the front seat, you should have pulled up next to him, leaned over her, and opened the door and knocked him off his bike. That would teach him. My uncle did that to some guy who keeyd his car as he passed.


Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 10, 2005, 01:52 PM
Nothing is lower than keying a car.   >:(  Anyone caught doing that should be hung up by their testacles in public and beaten with baseball bats. 
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on March 10, 2005, 10:38 PM
when you put that Rice Crispies treat in the microwave to just lightly heat it up, but you punch the auto min button then get ditsy and forget to check in ten seconds and it goes for 30 seconds... and then you have to scrape the sticky marshmellow junk out of the microwave and it's just such a mess... man, I hate when that happens...
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on March 10, 2005, 10:40 PM
when you put that Rice Crispies treat in the microwave to just lightly heat it up, but you punch the auto min button then get ditsy and forget to check in ten seconds and it goes for 30 seconds... and then you have to scrape the sticky marshmellow junk out of the microwave and it's just such a mess... man, I hate when that happens...


Does this happen frequently in your house...or...what?

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on March 10, 2005, 10:46 PM
Does this happen frequently in your house...or...what?

Kevin
Nope... don't usually have the things even in the house- but I wanted that darn Darth Vader cookie jar- and you had to get 3 boxes!!!- but they are only 2 points each... they just taste better slightly heated...
got a problem w/ that Kev? huh?  >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on March 10, 2005, 10:54 PM
Yeah. A little bit! :D

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on March 10, 2005, 10:59 PM
Yeah. A little bit! :D

Kevin
Well, you're going to have to live with it!!! 
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on March 10, 2005, 11:09 PM
So it blew up in the Microwave? I bet we could call you Princess of Pop then! ;D


Just teasin!

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Mikey D on March 11, 2005, 08:17 AM
<3

Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on March 11, 2005, 09:16 PM
So it blew up in the Microwave? I bet we could call you Princess of Pop then! ;D


Just teasin!

Kevin
They don't blow up... they just kind of melt down...
have you ever put a marshmellow in the microwave?  You should try it... a bunch though...
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on March 11, 2005, 11:27 PM
I have more productive things to do than like...put sugary foods in my mircowave and blow em up! :P


Hotdogs on the other hand...

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ben on March 12, 2005, 12:43 AM
Dammit, I hate when retail employees actually do their jobs and don't leak ROTS stuff early. I hit a lot of store almost every day now, and it's always Sneak Preview Grievous mocking me from the pegs.

I'll never make it to April 2nd. :'(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on March 12, 2005, 09:20 AM
I have more productive things to do than like...put sugary foods in my mircowave and blow em up! :P


Hotdogs on the other hand...

Kevin
We had to do the marshmellow experiment in 9th grade AP Physics... what are they teaching kids these days...  ::)

Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on March 12, 2005, 11:16 AM
AP Physics did crap like that?

Booooring.

Telemarketers. I hate em.

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on March 15, 2005, 11:53 PM
Eating at resturants on Senior night. I hate seeing old people eat. OH MY GOD! I know your old, but for christ sake, keep some dignity. I cant really look anywhere but down and I see lips extending to their max and being sucked in while food attemps to escape their impending doom. Then they start to cough and sputter food all over the place. They chew loud, and they like to comment on how their food is, and how everything is too salty, etc. Nine times out of Ten I feel like vomiting, and don't finish my meal.  :-X

<snip> ...I know I should be PC about this, but... </snip>


Yep, we agree on your PC thought there, in this particular instance, Kev.  ;)  - Matt
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on March 16, 2005, 01:46 PM
Yeah yeah. I had to get it off my chest.

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Diddly on March 16, 2005, 02:35 PM
^^^ Triple post OMG i wish bannn!!!!11!!!1 :P

Anyway, I hate it when annoying people call you. You don't answer the phone. All is well, right? Then, the same person calls again! And AGAIN! I hate it when people do that. At least wait 30 minutes-1 hour. >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 20, 2005, 06:14 PM
Being forced to work on a day when you could have gone to a toy show to meet some online buddies.  Bah, longest ******* day of my life...   >:(  >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on March 20, 2005, 10:44 PM
When my grandmother gets an idea that her grandson (me) is good enough to work for Marvel Comics, so she pulls strings and is making her grandson (me) meet up with some one who works on Spider-Man comics. >:( >:( >:( >:(

I am so mad.

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ben on March 20, 2005, 11:26 PM
I'd give my left nut for an opportunity like that.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on March 20, 2005, 11:32 PM
She doesnt understand that I dont want to draw. If anything I'd want to write, and do concept, but thats it.

>:(

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 20, 2005, 11:51 PM
Well, tell them what you want to do!  But drawing could be your first step to getting your foot in the door, then being able to write down the road.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on March 21, 2005, 12:14 AM
>is not a good artist<

"Hone your skills, take some classes, yadda yadda yadda." I know I know. >:(

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ben on March 21, 2005, 02:55 AM
Maybe you can start off writing snappy remarks on those letters pages Marvel has stuck back in their comics.

Or, you can finish Spider-Man/Black Cat since Kevin Smith won't (I'd rather see this finished than a second Clerks film)
and Daredevil:Father since Joe Quesada and crew only finished the first issue.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on March 23, 2005, 02:54 PM
We all do what we don't want to at some point Kev.  Humor your grandma, sounds like she does a lot for you, help her out this time and it might turn into something good for you.

Anyway.....

Airplanes.  Where do I begin?  How about with the whole boarding procedure?  How do you not understand boarding by row number and the fact it does not mean if you feign ignorance, everyone will think it's cute.  Back of the line *******, you're not dyslexic.  The converse holds true as well: why do people that seemingly need to board early and with assistance suddenly find the strength to race off the plane once it has arrived, usually undoing their seatbelt and standing before the plane has come to a stop.  The airlines are trying to avoid a lawsuit and having anyone hurt, *******, predominantly because it won't be you that falls down, but your 450 lb bag that is NOT a piece of carry-on luggage is going to skull someone else >:( 

Speaking of which, I'll happily pay more to any airline that actually has the balls to take luggage away from people that are boarding because it's too large or they have too many pieces.  I'd like to not have to check my luggage too, ****face, but I don't feel entitled to using up two full overhead bins because I need the legroom. 

Portable electronic devices - this means you, *******.  Could the instructions be any clearer?  No, they can't.  A simple amount of courtesy and understanding is all anyone is asking, so hooking up your modem and cell phone in flight doesn't kill us all, dumbass.  And when we land?  You really don't need to call sweety/pumpkin/lovebunny right a-*******-way.  I don't want or need to hear your retarded ass conversation.  What ever happened to public decorum and discretion? 

Anyway, I gotta go book my flight for C3 ::)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on March 23, 2005, 02:59 PM
We all do what we don't want to at some point Kev.  Humor your grandma, sounds like she does a lot for you, help her out this time and it might turn into something good for you.

Anyway.....

Airplanes.  Where do I begin?  How about with the whole boarding procedure?  How do you not understand boarding by row number and the fact it does not mean if you feign ignorance, everyone will think it's cute.  Back of the line *******, you're not dyslexic.  The converse holds true as well: why do people that seemingly need to board early and with assistance suddenly find the strength to race off the plane once it has arrived, usually undoing their seatbelt and standing before the plane has come to a stop.  The airlines are trying to avoid a lawsuit and having anyone hurt, *******, predominantly because it won't be you that falls down, but your 450 lb bag that is NOT a piece of carry-on luggage is going to skull someone else >:( 

Speaking of which, I'll happily pay more to any airline that actually has the balls to take luggage away from people that are boarding because it's too large or they have too many pieces.  I'd like to not have to check my luggage too, ****face, but I don't feel entitled to using up two full overhead bins because I need the legroom. 

Portable electronic devices - this means you, *******.  Could the instructions be any clearer?  No, they can't.  A simple amount of courtesy and understanding is all anyone is asking, so hooking up your modem and cell phone in flight doesn't kill us all, dumbass.  And when we land?  You really don't need to call sweety/pumpkin/lovebunny right a-*******-way.  I don't want or need to hear your retarded ass conversation.  What ever happened to public decorum and discretion? 

Anyway, I gotta go book my flight for C3 ::)

Do what I'm doing. Drive. It will be an adventure.

Insurance webpages giving me a quote pisses me off.

I was at geico, and I filled out everything, hit next, and the page wouldnt load, and so I had to restart. Bastards. I guess I will pay for Progressive, and that will be that. Here's $1,345.78 in the hole. >:(

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on March 23, 2005, 03:32 PM
Nope, too far.  7 hours to Minneapolis then another 8-10 to Indy.  It's a time issue.  I'm taking three days off work as it is, I've no desire to use up another couple.  The flights themselves only eat up about three hours, 8 each when you factor in time at the airport ::)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: jadesfire on March 23, 2005, 10:12 PM

 Where do I begin?

  Back of the line *******, *******, ****face, *******,dumbass,right a-*******-way,you retarded ass

Anyway, I gotta go book my flight for C3 ::)

Brent, when does your flight land??  I gotta be there to enjoy another entertaining story before C3 begins. :-*
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on March 24, 2005, 01:26 AM
Hmm, by that quote one would think I'm fairly foul-mouthed.  Ah well, if the shoe fits....

Still have to book my flight, but gunning to get the second flight out of here, a decent connection out of Minneapolis that should have me there by 11:30 on the Wednesday before. 
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 24, 2005, 10:33 AM
I may be seeing you on that flight.  If it's NWA flight 498, leaving at 10:14am and arriving at 11:47am in Indy. 

Ironic that this is in the Pet Peeves thread, eh?

 ;D
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Kenobi on March 29, 2005, 08:31 PM
One thing that piss me off is my work which I do in the bakery department of my store.  The main pain is that my time is to short on what i have to do so I end up usually running behind on stuff.  Usually if I don't do something my department manger gets mad and leaves me and the other clerks a note saying whats wrong and how to fix it.  THis usually leaves us upset since she usually never thanks us for working hard. 
This was until recently when we all got $50 dollars from her which I using for MM.  Now we can't complain about her not thanking us.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on March 29, 2005, 08:49 PM
I may be seeing you on that flight.  If it's NWA flight 498, leaving at 10:14am and arriving at 11:47am in Indy. 

Ironic that this is in the Pet Peeves thread, eh?

 ;D

Does that mean I'm a pet peeve of yours, or vice versa.  And yes, that's the flight I'm on.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on March 29, 2005, 09:03 PM
My mouth tasting of mint for a day and a half now!

GO AWAY MINT!

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: jadesfire on March 29, 2005, 09:36 PM
People that bring their kid's to their tax appointment. 

"No, I don't mind if your kid opens those file cabinets, hell..there's nothing personal/private in those...go right ahead."

"Hell little Jimmy-take that booger off your finger and just wipe it down the arm of the chair...Mom, don't hurt yourself getting the kid a kleenex from the box in front of your ******' face."

"Yes, that's an adding machine and no, you shouldn't even be on this side of the desk, much less trying to touch it."

"Do I mind if you take him to the bathroom, I think it's a little to late since the chair he was sitting on is a lot darker, but it's out the door and to the right....no, you may think that's the way you came in but you actually have to go outside and around the builiding to get to our bathrooms...really..."

"Yes, it's $50.00 more this year than last but I'm going to order top shelf tonight...sorry"



Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: CorranHorn on March 29, 2005, 09:37 PM
When I post pics in the Top 5 Hotties thread and the next day they're gone, because the damn site I got them from, blocked hot-linking. Come on sites, share the love!  ;D
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ben on March 30, 2005, 12:04 AM
My mouth tasting of mint for a day and a half now!

GO AWAY MINT!

Kevin

Smoke a Winston, it'll clear that right up.

*coughs, hacks up lung*
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: The Collector on March 30, 2005, 01:35 AM
What pisses me off? Spam mail from a certain jackass who owns a certain collecting site.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on March 30, 2005, 02:55 AM
A certain waitress on sunday who wouldn't shut up about how she gave birth to a child, and how passing the baby did not hurt, but the contractions did. It was ALL she spoke of for at least 3 hours of the day. She wasn't even paying attention to her work. She dropped a glass of milk, and a cup of coffee, into my silverware bin, murking up the water. When it came time to do the silver I sliced my hand open because I could not SEE into the container.

And every time, and I do mean EVERY time I had my back turned, some one would drop off a stack of food covered dishes and leave. The waitress is supposed to clean off the plates into the provided trash can, not stack them for me to do, and slow my dish cleaning process.

End rant.

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 30, 2005, 02:59 AM
People that tell you their life story or most intimate details the first time you meet them.  Uh, lady, I really don't want to know that.  It makes me incredibly uncomfortable and want to leave.  Now.

Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: DSJ™ on March 30, 2005, 09:26 AM
Going to work and seeing the gas prices have gone up again! Bastards!  >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ryan on March 31, 2005, 02:14 PM
Whe people forget the last "e" on Wookiee.  ;)

I don't know why but I can't stand that.

And then there's the new fasion  trend where guys wear pink (and a other really flambouant colored) shirts and pop the collar. It is so aggrivating. It is one thing to acctually be gay, but to act like it to girls just pisses me off.

That and it's annoying how girls like gay guys so much. There was one gay guy at my school last year, it was obvious he was too, and all the girls were always talking about how hot he was and they wanted him to ask them out and crap. Do they not get it? He's gay, he likes guys not girls. Why can't the ever like like the straight guys?
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 31, 2005, 02:16 PM
And then there's the new fashion trend where guys wear pink.

You have no idea how funny I just found that!   :D
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on March 31, 2005, 02:19 PM
Now you've gone and done it.

We have certain pink topped members here. :D

Check the pictures to names thread if you want to experience this hillarity.

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediMAC on March 31, 2005, 02:20 PM
Whe people forget the last "e" on Wookiee.  ;)

Mine is when people forget the "n" in "when".   ;D

Kidding.  ;)

Heck, I remember last year, I even had to inform CHEWIE of all people that there were two EEs at the end of Wookiee.  I think when he first arrived and introduced himself in our "Newbie" forum that he said "The Wookie has arrived!".  It's down there somewhere still.  He got a kick out of seeing he'd been goofing it up all that time too...
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediMAC on March 31, 2005, 02:22 PM
Why can't the ever like like the straight guys?

My guess then would have to be the lack of pink shirts, of course.

But Kev's right.  You should seriously scroll through our Pics to Names thread here, as you'll see how ironic your comments on the pink shirts are...  ;)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 31, 2005, 02:25 PM
My pet peeve:

 >:(   Dishonest people.  I have absolutely no use for these wastes of skin.   >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ryan on March 31, 2005, 03:32 PM
Whe people forget the last "e" on Wookiee.  ;)

Mine is when people forget the "n" in "when".   ;D

Kidding.  ;)

Heck, I remember last year, I even had to inform CHEWIE of all people that there were two EEs at the end of Wookiee.  I think when he first arrived and introduced himself in our "Newbie" forum that he said "The Wookie has arrived!".  It's down there somewhere still.  He got a kick out of seeing he'd been goofing it up all that time too...


Ummmmmmm..... [Jedi mind-trick]Move along....[/Jedi mind-trick]  ;)

Why can't the ever like like the straight guys?

My guess then would have to be the lack of pink shirts, of course.

But Kev's right.  You should seriously scroll through our Pics to Names thread here, as you'll see how ironic your comments on the pink shirts are...  ;)

Oh, I've seen ALL of them. I looked at them yesterday that thread is out of control! I'm glad I moved here from RS already. This place is soooo much better. ;D

Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Logray2776 on March 31, 2005, 10:32 PM
Putting your 2 week notice in to go for a better job, then having the manager fire you as soon as you turn the damn thing in.

The reason being "Its only business, good luck to you".



                                                             Claude
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Mikey D on April 5, 2005, 08:56 AM
Having the two teams in the NCAA Championship game, picking the winner and having the exact score for the tiebreaker and still not winning my office pool because **** pot teams like Wake Forest, Duke, Kansas and Syracuse couldn't beat their ******* opponents.  Bastards.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on May 21, 2005, 12:12 AM
Men...
Fanboys...
I'm swearing off them...
This time for good....
 >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Chris M on May 21, 2005, 12:14 AM
****tards who can't hang up and drive.  Damnit!!!  Is the call more important than you staying in your own ******* lane to avoid hitting my truck that dwarfs your little hot rod?
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Dimetrodon on May 22, 2005, 02:57 AM
when waitress's screw up an order.
is it so hard to put no ice in a cup? put the sauce on the side?  give me the right dish? (i was given something that nobody at our table ordered) just bogus stuff like that..
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Herbert_Ackermans on May 22, 2005, 12:06 PM
People saying they cry during ROTS.... oh man...
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Dimetrodon on May 22, 2005, 01:42 PM
People saying they cry during ROTS.... oh man...

hah, or worse, people complaining about ROTS.

It is one thing to not like a movie, but keep it to yourself. Some of my friends have been all over me insulting the new movie, the acting, the effects, the dialogue..whatever..
It not like I made the movie. They only do this because they know how much I do like star wars. sigh.
oh well.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: hansolo_506 on May 22, 2005, 10:22 PM
****tardswho can't hang up and drive.  Damnit!!!  Is the call more important than you staying in your own ******* lane to avoid hitting my truck that dwarfs your little hot rod?

Dont get me started on the cell phone / driving crud... the lame brains around here that do that all have something in common.  They talk holding the phone to their right ear, holding the steering wheel with their left hand, AND VEERING LEFT INTO ONCOMING TRAFFIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (usually me)

I have found as I have gotten older (45 now), that I can't STAND BAD DRIVERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There are four kinds of bad drivers in our area:
those from 30 county
those over the age of (gawd knows) 80-90
those on cell phones
anything with a contractor's sign on the side.

This week, I ran into an old lady on a cell phone from 30 county speeding up onto me from behind.. and a stoop from 30 county in an electrical contractors truck that didn't know what a red light meant...

ARRRRRRRRRRGH.. had a bad day that day...

(and BTW...I cried like a little kid at the end of ROTS)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on May 23, 2005, 01:46 PM
They accused me of causing the accident now, saying I ran a red light, based on the other drivers claim. >:(

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ryan on May 23, 2005, 03:25 PM
They accused me of causing the accident now, saying I ran a red light, based on the other drivers claim. >:(

Kevin

That sounds familiar. The same kind of thing happened to my friend. It was a really snowy night and my friend pulled up to an intersection, and the light was out (blinking red, meaning the light is essentially a 4-way stop) there was a truck to his right that got there at about the same time niehter one of them went so my friend started going, all of a sudden another car in the lane on the other side of the truck went flying throught the intersection, (without ever stopping) and hit my friend as he was crossing. When the police arrive they were asking around to see what happen and one of the two drivers and his whole car were drunk (I think it was the truck, the one that didn't hit him, as wierd as that sounds) and the cops took the word of the drunk over the word of my friend nad his passenger, my other friend. My friend ended up getting a ticket and and he was blamed for the whole thing because the cop took some drunk's word over that of two 17 year old kids.

There are so many things on the road that piss me off, to name a few:


I've actually got more than that but I'll stop. Oh I and I also can't stand it when people bash the prequels, I understand that you may not like them and you are entitled to that opinion but it is really agrivating when people do nothing but bash the prequels, esspecially when they have nothing to say other than "tthese movies suck," or "Lucas has lost it," or "The OT is so much better." At least back it up, don't just bash it, if you can't say anything good about the PT don't say anything at all. Every OT purist I've seen seems to have this attitude, where they think they are better than every Star Wars fan who likes or even tolerates the PT, it is annoying, cut it out.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JayDouble on May 23, 2005, 04:25 PM
[li]and the #1 thing: Retards who don't know what the **** a blinker is. They either don't use one which is really aggrivating, turn it on way too early and pass like 5 turns before they actually turn, don't reallize it is on and drive for a mile or two befroe they realize, and as dumb as this sounds I've seen it a couple times: people who use the wrong ******* blinker, I've seen people put on their left blinker to turn right, it really isn't that hard.[/li]

I agree.  That's the one thing that annoys me more than anything else when I'm driving.  I actually don't care if someone kind off cuts me off as long as they use their blinker.  Gives me a heads up and I know they weren't trying to do it on purpose.

Where it annoys me is the lack of using the blinker.  We've all been there; driving along then all of a sudden the car wants to turn right.  They gives us no notice and we almost rear end them or worst cause a chain reaction.  It hasn't happend yet so cross my fingers.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on May 23, 2005, 04:36 PM
Now here's the thing. The driver is younger than I was. So is the passenger.

C3D, I'm flying. Screw this driving crap.

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ben on May 23, 2005, 07:10 PM
I've actually got more than that but I'll stop. Oh I and I also can't stand it when people bash the prequels, I understand that you may not like them and you are entitled to that opinion but it is really agrivating when people do nothing but bash the prequels, esspecially when they have nothing to say other than "tthese movies suck," or "Lucas has lost it," or "The OT is so much better." At least back it up, don't just bash it, if you can't say anything good about the PT don't say anything at all. Every OT purist I've seen seems to have this attitude, where they think they are better than every Star Wars fan who likes or even tolerates the PT, it is annoying, cut it out.

I'm hearing so much of that. Mostly from the fair-weather fans, and the people who hate any movie like Star Wars. (The same people who bitched about LOTR and Spider-Man.)

Of course, these people have no problem with buying every Clone Trooper they come across... ::)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Dimetrodon on May 23, 2005, 07:45 PM
Now here's the thing. The driver is younger than I was. So is the passenger.

C3D, I'm flying. Screw this driving crap.

Kevin

bunch of jerks they are. You're supposed to take responsibility when you screw up.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: SilverZ on May 25, 2005, 02:53 PM
I'm hating Old Navy commercials now. I've always found them annoying, but they've really stepped on the gas this spring and put the lame-factor into overdrive.

Dear Old Navy,

Doing rewrites to Go-Gos and Rick James songs aren't clever. Your Paxil-popping models with zombie smiles aren't appealing, hip, or fun. It's all very lame. I'm not buying my cheap made-in-Senegal shorts and swimwear from you this spring fashion season.

Bite me,

Jared
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Scott on May 25, 2005, 02:54 PM
I'm annoyed a bit when two JD forum members use the same avatar :-\
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: jjks on May 25, 2005, 03:06 PM
I'm annoyed a bit when two JD forum members use the same avatar :-\

No doubt boo, no doubt.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Scott on May 25, 2005, 03:08 PM
Bastard >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediMAC on May 25, 2005, 03:21 PM
You guys are both idiots.  Leave my stuff alone.  That's not even a publicly available avatar, dammit!  >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: jjks on May 25, 2005, 03:27 PM
I didn't even realize you had this one. I thought it was an Evenflow exclusive  :'(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Scott on May 25, 2005, 03:30 PM
Neat
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jeff on May 25, 2005, 03:34 PM
You kids leave Matt's avatar alone!  >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Omega Squad Commander on May 25, 2005, 03:51 PM
Hi guys! What's happening here? ;)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: CHEWIE on May 27, 2005, 05:53 PM
I don't want to get into a political spat, but one of the most annoying things to me are seeing people driving around with John Kerry bumper stickers still... usually it's Soccer Moms in my area, and many of them have Pro-Abortion stickers on their cars, some even have pink hair, etc... I saw one yesterday who actually had a "Support our Troops" ribbon with a big red "X" over it.  Try living in another country for 5 years if you think it's so bad here. 

I also get sick and tired of hearing only one side of the story from networks like CBS and CNN.  For instance, today, my local news radio station (which is a CBS affiliate) mentioned a speech that George Bush gave today - they made no mention of what the speech was about, all they did was play a part where he stuttered and then they ripped on him.  What's that all about?  No wonder there is a segment of the population who thinks he's an idiot.  It's the media that chooses to play just one soundbite - the one where he sounds foolish.  They make no mention of the message and substance of his speech.  Totally ridiculous, and annoys the living hell out of me, but it's been this way for years and the only network that seems to support this country to the bone is FOX.  The liberal media strategy obviously hasn't worked though - most Americans are more informed than they want to believe.

 :P
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Nathan on May 27, 2005, 08:23 PM
1) People in pickups and SUVs that drive like dicks because they know they can get away with it. Let's face it--if I'm up against a Suburban or a crewcab F-150 with giant tires, I pretty much have to let him do what he wants elsewise he'll ride right over my l'il Focus and not even feel it.

Two recent instances come to mind.

This weekend I was on a highway (two lanes going in my direction)--in the rain no less--when this guy in a pickup with the big tires and the boosted-up axles comes blasting up behind me, brakes to avoid rear-ending me, then moves into the other lane--at this point I slowed down because I knew he would pass at unsafe velocity. He comes between my hood and the rear of the car in front of him with about a foot to spare away from my headlight, then goes blazing off ahead of me.

It's RAINING, jackass. Forgive me for not going 95.

Then previously, I was on a four or five-lane county road--not even a freeway--when the lane I'm in becomes a "Right Turn Only" some distance ahead. Well before the turn, I signal and try and move left. Next to me are a car and a gigantic pickup behind him. The car doesn't get out of the way so I slow down to move behind him, in front of the pickup--my signal is on this whole time mind you. I'm trying to move over. The pickup doesn't get out of the way even though he's had PLENTY of warning and if he doesn't realize it's turning into a Right Turn Only then he's more of a moron than I give him credit for.

Finally I have to slow way down, wait for him to pass, then swerve left shortly before the turn. If it was a regular car I'd say the driver just wasn't paying attention, but as a pickup it's part of a bigger pattern.

It's more a state of mind from driving a truck than anything with the vehicle itself, because this also happens with people in pansy little pickups with 6" ground clearance that would probably LOSE in a head-to-head with my car.




1a) The pickup I periodically see in the school parking lot with the boosted-up axles, the flame stickers and assorted crap, and the license plate reading "XLCHEVY"--no lie. Thanks for broadcasting to the whole world that you have a 1" penis. Good to know.




2) People that drive minivans. They either do 20 mph under the speed limit or drive like lunatics to compensate for the Piece of **** Squaresmobile they're driving.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Diddly on May 27, 2005, 11:19 PM
Posts celebrating stupid milestones like a person's 1000th post. >:(

 ;)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Scott on May 27, 2005, 11:29 PM
Posts celebrating stupid milestones like a person's 1000th post. >:(

 ;)
Hey >:( ;D
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: DSJ™ on May 27, 2005, 11:47 PM
Posts celebrating stupid milestones like a person's 1000th post. >:(

 ;)
Hey >:( ;D

Double hey.   >:(  ;D
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Nathan on May 28, 2005, 09:24 PM
Shania Twain.

She's insanely hot, but her singing and her music make me want to put out my ears with rusty forks.  :'(

And it's not as if I hate all country music--I like Montgomery Gentry, Toby Keith, and some others--but her stuff really gets on my nerves for some reason.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Diddly on May 29, 2005, 09:40 PM
Spyware

I caught some from AIM a few weeks ago (damn you to hell, AIM >:(), and the stuff keeps popping up at random times, no matter how many removal programs I use. It's getting less and less frequent though, so I think it's almost 100 percent gone.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Omega Squad Commander on June 9, 2005, 04:07 PM
Spyware

For all of you that have problems with spyware check here (http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx). Works fine for me. :)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on June 9, 2005, 04:27 PM
Same here.

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: name on June 14, 2005, 10:56 AM


2) People that drive minivans. They either do 20 mph under the speed limit or drive like lunatics to compensate for the Piece of **** Squaresmobile they're driving.

Yeah yeah yeah. . . one day you'll find yourself to surprised to be really excited over your new minivan.  It happens to us all.  Giddy over the stow and go seats.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: stormie on June 20, 2005, 03:13 PM
This really doesn't tick me off but rather just gets my curiosity in top gear. I hate it when I read a thread and someone has edited their entire post to read just "Nevermind..." or something to that effect. And especially if the posts following are in an uproar or whatever, I know it was a good remark (smartalecky or cynical or funny), so why not just leave it for the masses to enjoy?  ;)

However, sometimes someone will quote the unedited post in another post, so the post can be read by the masses. That's nice. :P

Dang, I'm tired.   
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on June 20, 2005, 04:13 PM
When you convince yourself of somthing reidculous and you then worry about it constantly for 2 says solid? Yeah. That pisses me off.

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ben on June 21, 2005, 05:38 AM
Commercials that run EVERY FOUR ******* MINUTES.

I was trying to watch that AFI thingy, and it felt like they were too frequent.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: DSJ™ on June 21, 2005, 01:25 PM
Getting a final notice from the Post Office for your parcel that was delivered last Monday and not receiving the first notice for pick up. Damn summer replacement!  >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JesseVader08 on June 21, 2005, 06:24 PM
The flu. 
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jeff on July 19, 2005, 02:20 AM
Dumb ass mother *******.

Dumb ass mother ******* piss me off.

 >:(

The End.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediMAC on July 19, 2005, 02:23 AM
You mean like ******* con-artists that open up all the individiual Kubricks before they send you a supposedly "factory-sealed" case...?

Yeah, I'm with you!  **** those dumbass mother *******!   >:(


Or...  Were you perhaps referring to stupid drunken idiots that call you from Hooters when it's after midnight...?

Those dumbass mother ******* suck too!  :-[
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jesse James on July 19, 2005, 04:55 AM
I hate dumb ass mother ******* as well.

I also dislike hangnails.  Got one right now and my toe hurts like... well...  like the above pet peeve.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 19, 2005, 04:20 PM
Dumb ass mother *******.

Dumb ass mother ******* piss me off.

 >:(

The End.


Especially storeowners that dick you around for 6 ******* months.  I don't know whether to scream or cry.  >:( :'( >:( :'(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on July 19, 2005, 04:49 PM
Six months?  ****, I'm still trying to resolve the Shuttle fiasco from two years ago.  I'm still out $100 while they ignore me.  I fully expect nothing to be resolved until I show up out there (Vancouver) in December with my Visa bill and a pissy attitude.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on July 19, 2005, 05:17 PM

Or...  Were you perhaps referring to stupid drunken idiots that call you from Hooters when it's after midnight...?

Those dumbass mother ******* suck too!  :-[
Yeah, or stupid drunken idiots that call you from a bar after midnight and say "come on and meet us" but can't tell you the name of the bar or where it's at! 
That sucks!  >:(         
   :-*   :-*   ;D  Love you, ya know ;)
What TRULY sucks:
People who you think are your good friends who completely freak out (or whatever it is they are doing) when you tell them you are sick, and then appear to drop off the face of the earth...
Kudos to those who do show they care, though, and show you just how much :)  ;D  Those people make it up for the other ********...
Also sucks that I can't find a Vader for an 8yr old kid so close after the movie has come out.  Damn you Hasbro!
 >:(
and keeping with saying a good thing for each bad:
Hearing my son tell me he loves me. 
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on July 19, 2005, 05:41 PM
1:30 am, somewhere outside a gas station in Indianapolis Indiana.

Hello?

-Hey! Kevin! It's Matt! Whats up? Where the **** are you?

about 30 minutes from the city.

-We left ****** hooters man. Everyones here asking "where the **** is Famine!"

Well, where are you now?

-Were at a place called...****...I dunno. Your gonna make me walk all the way to the front of this ****** place and tell you where we are? Were at...The Pub.

The Pub?

-The Pub.

Right. So who all is there?

-Morgbug is here! Say hi to Morgbug!

--Hello?

Whats goin on?

--I'm not sure. Who's this?

Famine.

--Oh. Uh...here's Colman.

-Hey. So when you guys get here, look for the pub!

O...k. Catch ya later Matt.

I hate calls like that.


Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediMAC on July 19, 2005, 06:29 PM
I don't know what any of you freakin' crazyass nutcases are talking about!  >:(

Fortunately Virex ain't around here anymore, 'cause he generally gets a much nastier earful than any of you folks do.  Can't exactly explain why that is, other than it seems to have become tradition...  :-X
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on July 19, 2005, 06:32 PM
You know damn well what I'm talking about. Expect a phone call at 3:00am sometime SOON, buddy! >:( :-*

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 20, 2005, 09:57 AM


JediMAC: -Morgbug is here! Say hi to Morgbug!

Morgbug: --Hello?

Famine: Whats goin on?

Morgbug:--I'm not sure. Who's this?

Famine: Famine.

Morgbug: --Oh. Uh...here's Colman.

I can't really verbalize why, but I've been hysterical laughing for five minutes at this part.

I've just made up my mind that for the next event, I'm throwing Famine in the car and going.

Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on July 20, 2005, 01:21 PM
Hooray! :D

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 6, 2005, 07:59 PM
People that show up to shop 5 bloody minutes before I have to close the pharmacy.   ::)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ben on August 8, 2005, 01:13 AM
That used to happen at a grocery store I worked at in high school.

So we just started locking the door and shutting the lights off five minutes early.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: SpudTrooper on August 8, 2005, 02:05 AM
scalpers..feel sorry for the kids
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Nathan on August 13, 2005, 06:18 PM
************* ****nut ******bag ******** piss me off.

Mean people suck. Nuff said. >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 13, 2005, 08:13 PM
************* ****nut ******bag ******** piss me off.

Mean people suck. Nuff said. >:(

No, not nuff said.  Story please.   :)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: DoctorPadawan on August 13, 2005, 10:39 PM
Today's grievances:

1.  Flipping through the channels and accidentally stopping on the National Geographic Channel.  This normally wouldn't be so bad, except for the fact that they were showing a doctor remove an insect larvae from underneath this woman's skin OMG I NEED TO WASH MY EYES OUT WHY IS MY TELEVISION TORMENTING ME WHAT THE HOLY HELL!  :'(

(the fear of insects burrowing under my skin and eating their way out/laying eggs beneath the skin is my number one phobia that I mentioned in that thread a few weeks back)

2.  People who think that it's perfectly acceptable to move into their new apartment that is on the fourth floor at 9 PM (said building does not have elevators and is mostly populated by the elderly).  Great job, assclowns.   ::)



Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Nathan on August 15, 2005, 03:41 PM
************* ****nut ******bag ******** piss me off.

Mean people suck. Nuff said. >:(

No, not nuff said.  Story please.   :)

Rendered into normal English and somewhat condensed....

We're talking the kind of person who takes great pleasure in ordering people around, but when something needs to be done he's ******* NOWHERE to be found. >:(

Textbook kiss-up/kick-down personality--disrespectful attitude to peers and lowers, but he knows when he has to play nice.

Heavily sarcastic manner, constant jabs and bitching. It's hard to classify--it's rarely direct insults or overt bullying, but it's just not a good vibe he sends off. Basically all around full of ****.

Technically I outrank this guy, but the way the informal food chain worked out (alpha male/beta male thing) it's basically peer-peer.

I don't let any of his jabs/mocking/belittlement get to me, cause I know he's just a dick and I could honestly care less what he thinks. But it does get annoying to have to deal with, even though more often than not I ignore his crap.

He's also a bad influence on others' behavior. Not a peacemaking influence you might say. One of those charismatic individuals that enters a well-oiled situation like a rogue star passing through a solar system, and his gravity skews the orbits of everything around him.

One thing that REALLY gets on my nerves--I hate the way I feel when he asks me to do something. It has nothing to do with the task usually--I don't mind helping out, and in normal cases I wouldn't object to whatever it is, but if I do it, it feels like I'm giving in in this ongoing contest of wills. But I can't legitimately refuse him (even though I don't have to do it if I don't feel like it)--because it's stuff that should get done, and if I refuse it makes ME look like the bad guy. And I hate being made into the enemy. It's not the task that's the problem, it's the delivery and the bad attitude that goes along with it. Smug S.O.B.

A little more information than you wanted, probably.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on August 16, 2005, 01:24 PM
Inconsiderate/rude/mean people in general.  I hate it when someone is outright rude or mean to me or someone else. 

Specifically:

As a woman I do not automatically expect a man to hold a door open for me (though it is a nice and very much appreciated gesture -- well done to all of you guys who still hold the door open for a lady :)).  Although when I am carrying a baby, handling a toddler and/or pushing a stoller, common courtesy would dictate that you hold the door open for me.  I am not just talking about women with children.  People should hold the door open for 1) anyone who needs help, 2) the elderly, 3) anyone whose hands are full and 4) anyone who happens to be walking through the doorway behind them.   It also bothers me when I go through a door and I catch the door in one arm (while usually holding said infant/child in other arm) for someone behind me so they can grab the door and they waltz through like I'm the door man without so much as a thank you.    >:(

It also drives me crazy when I go to check out at a store and the clerk doesn't acknowledge my presence beceause he/she is too busy talking to a friend.  I usually make it a point to very clearly say "thank you for being so pleasant" when I get ready to leave.

Or when you let someone in line in traffic and they don't wave.  Common courtesy is in short supply lately.  Although I must say, people are much more polite here in NC then they were in DC :)

Ahhhhhh  I feel much better now -- thanks! ;D
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: jadesfire on August 16, 2005, 04:59 PM
It also drives me crazy when I go to check out at a store and the clerk doesn't acknowledge my presence beceause he/she is too busy talking to a friend.  I usually make it a point to very clearly say "thank you for being so pleasant" when I get ready to leave.


Oh, that drives me insane.  Sooner or later they need to tell me my total and I just stand there looking at them like I don't speak English.  I finally will say "Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't realize you were actually talking to ME!!"

Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Matt_Fury on August 16, 2005, 05:17 PM
I'm sure it's been said before, but it bears repeating:

People who talk on their cell phones while they are driving!

I think these people should either be shot or have their driving privlidges taken away.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 16, 2005, 05:25 PM
Agreed.  Most people can't even drive when they're focusing on it, much less when they're yacking on a cell phone.   ::)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ben on August 16, 2005, 05:34 PM
Aye. And these same types of jerks also drive the biggest automobiles on the road and drive as if they owned them exclusively.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jeff on August 16, 2005, 05:39 PM
One of my pet peeves is people who honk at me while I am driving my oversized SUV down the highway as if I owned the road while talking on my cell phone...

Insensitive jerks.   :'(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ben on August 16, 2005, 05:41 PM
I don't honk at people like that.

I throw Taco Bell cups at their cars.


 ;D
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Diddly on August 16, 2005, 06:02 PM
I hate people who park too close to you, and people who are behind you stopped in the middle of the road. I had to do some tricky driving to get out of a school parking space today, and I scraped my right front end on a car because he was parked right next to me. >:(

Now my parents are pissed. >:(

Luckily its just a scratch though. Gotta find a way to remove it.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: DoctorPadawan on August 16, 2005, 06:04 PM
People should hold the door open for 1) anyone who needs help, 2) the elderly, 3) anyone whose hands are full and 4) anyone who happens to be walking through the doorway behind them.

Personally, I am an equal-opportunity door opener.  I don't care if you're young or old, male or female, black, white, green, blue, gay, straight, or have a third arm growing out of your ear, I've just always been raised to be polite and respectful of others. 

The thing that pisses me off is when someone is walking a few feet in front of me and they don't even attempt to hold the door long enough for me to grab it, and instead just let it slam back right in my face.  Thanks a lot *******, I hope a drunken yak uses you for a vibrator.   >:(

Aye. And these same types of jerks also drive the biggest automobiles on the road and drive as if they owned them exclusively.

And never doubt that where they are going is the most important place in the world.  How dare that ambulance try to pass them!  They had to make that turnoff to pick Little Mary up from soccer practice!  I don't care if its lights were blinking, their child might have had to wait two minutes!   The ambulance can take the next turnoff; they have to get home before they miss "Dr." Phil! ::)

Oh, and to add to the list (the door topic reminded me of it):

-Automatic doors that (for some reason) stop working when I try to walk through them, resulting in me almost smashing my nose into the door (Target, I'm looking directly at you...)  :(

Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 16, 2005, 06:10 PM
Thanks a lot *******, I hope a drunken yak uses you for a vibrator.   >:(

 :D


It makes me cringe when someone gets into the driver seat of a car after they were just able to hobble to it with their walker.  If they can barely walk, how can they possibly have the reflexes to avoid an accident?
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on August 16, 2005, 09:35 PM
Things can get under my skin pretty quick when I'm in an agitatable mood.  This is some of the stuff that has irritated the hell out of me recently:


  • Screaming and crying babies in public, whose parents act like they could care less.
I know this is an old post -- but since it's the one that started it I have to reply :)  I was right there with you -- until I became the mother who had to go out in public with the screaming/crying baby/kid.  Now I understand that the parents aren't acting like they don't care -- we're just trying to keep our heads from exploding while we try and get in and out of the store while grabbing as many essentials as quickly as possible without resorting to violence singing and dancing in the aisles ;D (not really -- just adding that part about the violence for emphasis and humor -- the years of working for lawyers has ingrained the habit of placing such disclaimers -- so please -- no calls to Child Protective Services -- they'd just give him right back ;)).  So please have mercy on us poor souls the next time you see a frazzled mom in the store with a screaming kid -- we really aren't trying to p*ss you off ;)  Also -- since I'm new and I don't know everyone yet I have to ask -- have you had children since this post and if so, has your opinion changed? :)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Matt_Fury on August 16, 2005, 09:37 PM
Thanks a lot *******, I hope a drunken yak uses you for a vibrator.   >:(

I know I may be off topic on this...but that has to be the funniest thing I've ever read!  ;D
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: MetalJedi on August 17, 2005, 06:39 AM
1. When people ask me if I work at a store that Im obviously shopping at. This usually happens at either Target or Walmart. I don't think I look that pissed off all the time to warrant working at said establishment. I usually just ignore them but give them an annoyed look.

2. People that drive like a bat out of hell(do bats fly out of hell, just wondering) down the street to be the first ones at the stop light.

3. Basically anyone that NEEDS to be first somewhere. This is why I usually don't go toy hunting in the morning because I cannot stand the people that run to the toy aisle.

4. People that charge eBay prices for stuff they found for retail price in ANY Star Wars forum. Your there to help your brothers and sisters out not screw them over with your money mogul/Donald Trump attitude. Just sell them on eBay and get over yourself.

5. Not getting paid enough money to deal with the amount of bull**** at my job. This should actually be number one but most of all these are number one in my book.  ;D

6. People that like to argue on the internet. Basically cowards but if your into debates and such Im sure there are debate clubs in real life to get it out of your system.

7. People that burp/fart in public. This is DISGUSTING. If its an "accident" then at least say excuse me. If you do it just to draw attention to yourself, get a life and some manners.

8. Booming systems/Mariachi Music/Loud Music from homes, cars etc. Your going to go deaf and then you won't be able to hear anything. Turn it down. Plus not everyone likes the music you like.

9. Cars with "kits" i.e. the Fast and Furious bull****. If your into that great but I think its a waste of time on the streets. If your drive your racing car on the streets then your just asking to get pulled over and fined lots of money.

10. I'll leave this spot blank. For now.  :)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: stormie on August 17, 2005, 09:35 AM
Things can get under my skin pretty quick when I'm in an agitatable mood.  This is some of the stuff that has irritated the hell out of me recently:


  • Screaming and crying babies in public, whose parents act like they could care less.
I know this is an old post -- but since it's the one that started it I have to reply :)  I was right there with you -- until I became the mother who had to go out in public with the screaming/crying baby/kid.  Now I understand that the parents aren't acting like they don't care -- we're just trying to keep our heads from exploding while we try and get in and out of the store while grabbing as many essentials as quickly as possible without resorting to violence singing and dancing in the aisles ;D (not really -- just adding that part about the violence for emphasis and humor -- the years of working for lawyers has ingrained the habit of placing such disclaimers -- so please -- no calls to Child Protective Services -- they'd just give him right back ;)).  So please have mercy on us poor souls the next time you see a frazzled mom in the store with a screaming kid -- we really aren't trying to p*ss you off ;)  Also -- since I'm new and I don't know everyone yet I have to ask -- have you had children since this post and if so, has your opinion changed? :)

I don't believe my opinion has changed since we've had our two daughters. I think I was always sympathetic to the parents (and the kids, too), even before we became parents. People that don't have kids or have not been around them enough can't possibly know that babies will sometimes cry for no apparent reason other than sport, and the only thing that will calm them is to either nurse or sleep, or a combination thereof. My wife tells me stories weekly about trips to the store when both the baby (5 months) and the toddler (21 months) have been angelic...up until she gets in line. Then they proceed to start crying (baby) and throwing a fit (toddler). She then has to pay for her groceries, hold on to the toddler's hand, try to soothe the baby in some way AND fight off suggestions/comments from strangers about the baby needing a "bottle" or the toddler needing a nap. My wife always wants to rip these people a new one and tell them the baby only nurses, which she will do if she can just get through this line (or she just wants to pull out her boobs and squirt milk in their eyes), but she remains calm...for the children.  :-*

One thing that really bugs me is when I'm with the kids at the store or other such public place, and the baby is crying because she's tired or whatever, and I'm holding her and soothing her, and some dolt inevitably comes up to me and says, "Awww, the poor baby wants her mommy." I always just politely smile and continue to soothe my daughter, but I'm actually thinking, "You moron! This is my daughter, and just because I'm the dad doesn't mean I have no clue about how to soothe my own baby! In fact, I was doing just fine until you came up and started talking in the baby's ear!"

Yeah, and Matt (JediMAC) has no kids or any intention of ever having kids. That selfish prick!  :P
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on August 17, 2005, 12:43 PM
[ Then they proceed to start crying (baby) and throwing a fit (toddler). She then has to pay for her groceries, hold on to the toddler's hand, try to sooth the baby is some way AND fight off suggestions/comments from strangers about the baby needing a "bottle" or the toddler needing a nap. My wife always wants to rip these people a new one and tell them the baby only nurses, which she will do if she can just get through this line (or she just wants to pull out her boobs and squirt milk in their eyes), but she remains calm...for the children.  :-

One thing that really bugs me is when I'm with the kids at the store or other such public place, and the baby is crying because she's tired or whatever, and I'm holding her and soothing her, and some dolt inevitably comes up to me and says, "Awww, the poor baby wants her mommy." I always just politely smile and continue to soothe my daughter, but I'm actually thinking, "You moron! This is my daughter, and just because I'm the dad doesn't mean I have no clue about how to soothe my own baby! In fact, I was doing just fine until you came up and started talking in the baby's ear!"*

I know what she means!!  They always pick the worst time to act up.  I nursed mine too and I had a lady tell me once that all I needed to do was stick a bottle in the baby's mouth while I pushed the cart and shopped -- I smiled and told her that while I was quite good at nursing and doing other things at the same time I somehow didn't think my nipple would stretch quite that far! (sorry for the visual guys :-)

That reminds me of another pet peeve.  I hate those commercials that make the dad/husband/man of the house out to be a total idiot when it comes to all things that have to do with the kids, cleaning, cooking or common sense.  While I like to rib you men folk every now and then I have very little tolerence for men/husband bashing.  Or woman/wife bashing for that matter.

Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on August 17, 2005, 01:04 PM

That reminds me of another pet peeve.  I hate those commercials that make the dad/husband/man of the house out to be a total idiot when it comes to all things that have to do with the kids, cleaning, cooking or common sense.  While I like to rib you men folk every now and then I have very little tolerence for men/husband bashing.  Or woman/wife bashing for that matter.



As a father of a five year old girl, I say thank you.  I'd suggest my wife still does more, but only because I work an hour out of town, so she has to drop off and pick up the kid for school.  Otherwise it's a pretty even split, kid-wise and housework-wise.

Quote
Yeah, and Matt (JediMAC) has no kids or any intention of ever having kids. That selfish prick!   
Well, Colman's a prick anyway, so why should this be any different? ;)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediMAC on August 17, 2005, 01:11 PM
Well, Colman's a prick anyway, so why should this be any different? ;)

 >:(

But at least I'm a much younger prick than you are.  And I don't have an 80's moustache either...


So please have mercy on us poor souls the next time you see a frazzled mom in the store with a screaming kid -- we really aren't trying to p*ss you off ;)  Also -- since I'm new and I don't know everyone yet I have to ask -- have you had children since this post and if so, has your opinion changed? :)

Uh...  NOPE!  Fortunately, my wife Patty still feels the same way too.  I told her if she ever changed her mind, then I'd support her/us/kids, as life altering as that would be.  But right now, and for the foreseeable future, we're pretty much set on not having any.  Ever.  ;)  (but I'll try to show a little more mercy in the futures, but not in the movie theaters!)

Yeah, and Matt (JediMAC) has no kids or any intention of ever having kids. That selfish prick!  :P

Indeed!  Hell, if we had kids, I'd have to give up my collection room!  >:(  And become responsible, and all that grown up stuff...  ::)

...I somehow didn't think my nipple would stretch quite that far! (sorry for the visual guys :-)

Uh...  :-X  But hey, I can stretch mine pretty far too.  We should have a contest!

(certainly the first time this topic's ever been discussed here, I bet)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on August 17, 2005, 01:39 PM
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Uh...  NOPE!  Fortunately, my wife Patty still feels the same way too.

Tick....tick....tick....tick.....


It's coming.  I warned you before, I'll do it again. :-*
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 17, 2005, 01:41 PM
Yep, might as well start packing up your toys now.  Say bye bye to your toys and hello to crap filled diapers!   :P
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Nathan on August 17, 2005, 03:10 PM
2. People that drive like a bat out of hell(do bats fly out of hell, just wondering) down the street to be the first ones at the stop light.

Hear, hear!

Say there's two stoplights a couple hundred feet apart. You're stopped at one, the light turns green, but the next one is still red so you'll have to stop again. Normally I just coast to the next one, but there's always somebody that likes to tailgate or blast past just so they can be the first to slam on their brakes again. What's the point? ::)

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8. Booming systems/Mariachi Music/Loud Music from homes, cars etc. Your going to go deaf and then you won't be able to hear anything. Turn it down. Plus not everyone likes the music you like.

Heh. Guilty as charged. I do blast some rock from my car on occassion, but only to balance the universe with those guys that blast rap or ****** thrash metal. ;)

However, I do recognize the difference between "loud" and "bursting my eardrums" so I exercise rudimentary moderation. My desire to avoid going deaf trumps my desire to rattle the dentures of the little old lady in the next car. :-*

That reminds me of another pet peeve.  I hate those commercials that make the dad/husband/man of the house out to be a total idiot when it comes to all things that have to do with the kids, cleaning, cooking or common sense.  While I like to rib you men folk every now and then I have very little tolerence for men/husband bashing.  Or woman/wife bashing for that matter.

Agreed. I'm not a father yet, and I have no great desire to be one, but those commercials get on my nerves too. If you flipped the stereotype the other way and made the mom the bumbling moron, why the feminist PC militia would be on your ass faster than you can blink.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on August 17, 2005, 03:19 PM
(but I'll try to show a little more mercy in the futures, but not in the movie theaters!)


Uh...  :-X  But hey, I can stretch mine pretty far too.  We should have a contest!

(certainly the first time this topic's ever been discussed here, I bet)
Thanks for the mercy -- glad I could sway you a little :).  Personally, the movie theater is the last place I would drag a baby/small child -- unless, of course it was a matinee of a kid's movie.  There is just no way I would bring my little ones to an adult movie -- what are people thinking? :-\

I bet it is too.  But I have to say, without getting too graphic, that after nursing two babies, I think I'd best you in that contest........ ;)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: stormie on August 17, 2005, 04:10 PM
That reminds me of another pet peeve.  I hate those commercials that make the dad/husband/man of the house out to be a total idiot when it comes to all things that have to do with the kids, cleaning, cooking or common sense.  While I like to rib you men folk every now and then I have very little tolerence for men/husband bashing.  Or woman/wife bashing for that matter.

Amen!

Indeed!  Hell, if we had kids, I'd have to give up my collection room!  >:(  And become responsible, and all that grown up stuff...  ::)

First part, correct (all my stuff is in the basement  :-[), but I'm more of a kid now than I was before having kids. Well, except for going to sleep at 9 and strictly enforcing the "I don't care if it was less than five seconds, no eating off the floor" rule. ;)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on August 17, 2005, 04:30 PM
but I'm more of a kid now than I was before having kids. Well, except for going to sleep at 9 and strictly enforcing the "I don't care if it was less than five seconds, no eating off the floor" rule. ;)

Don't forget the "do as I say, not as I do" rule ;)  Hated that one -- now I have to enforce it :P
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Kenobi on August 17, 2005, 08:37 PM
Being told that I'm getting a promotion and then figuring out how much money I'm losing because of it. :-\
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 4, 2005, 04:18 AM
Good:  My favourite NHL team plays on opening day against their arch rivals.

Bad: The game is being televised on the ******* French channel.   >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Mikey D on October 4, 2005, 07:40 AM
Co-workers who leave the last paper towel on the roll in the bathroom because they're too lazy to change it.  I don't know about you, but I can't dry my hands with one paper towel. 
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Reid on October 4, 2005, 04:34 PM
My major pet peeve is when I'm riding in my Mum's car and where at a stoplight, It turns green, but the douchbag in front of us keeps yakking on his cellphone about Aunt Yanya's new house.  ::)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 4, 2005, 04:45 PM
That's when you need to be driving an old beat up half ton with a pushbar on the front to "help" them get moving.   ;)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Nathan on October 4, 2005, 07:05 PM
Shoppers that don't clean up after themselves. >:( You people do realize we have to go around picking your **** up after you, right?

If you take something off a peg and don't buy it, put it back, not on the floor or other shelf (unless the peg is so full it truly doesn't fit -- it happens).

If you pop open a container of some sort, close it.

If you later decide you don't want something, don't toss it on the nearest shelf in a completely unrelated section. If you can't find the spot again or you're too frikkin lazy, at least ask an employee to put it back--we're paid to know where **** goes.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: name on October 5, 2005, 09:30 AM
My major pet peeve is when I'm riding in my Mum's car and where at a stoplight, It turns green, but the douchbag in front of us keeps yakking on his cellphone about Aunt Yanya's new house.  ::)

Well that's very specific.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on October 5, 2005, 10:10 AM
This happened the other day at TRU and it drives me crazy:  When you're waiting in line at the checkout and the person in front of you unloads their buggy, pays for their stuff, grabs their bags and leaves their buggy sitting right in front of you!  It is so inconsiderate, especially when I have a buggy/stroller/kid(s) in my arms.  I usually call out after the person "Excuse me ma'am/sir, but I think you forgot something" and then I give it a little push in their direction.  It usually shames them into it ;D  Of course, I do this with a smile the whole time :D
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: name on October 12, 2005, 02:19 PM
I have to add:  Men's pants sizes, especially for blue jeans.  I'm apparently a very odd size right now.  34 waists are a bit too snug for my liking, but 36's will fall RIGHT OFF of me if I wear them and walk around at all.  And guess what?  Most designers/styles/stores/etc. don't carry or make size 35 waists.  ********!   >:(  Fortunately, the Mrs. finally found me a couple pairs in that size in another style and at a different store.  Annoying as **** trying on a hundred pair of pants that didn't fit though...

I could go for some 31 lengths too, but no.  Even ******* numbers only...   ::)

So did you graduate to that 36 yet?

 ;D
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Victor_Von_Doom on October 12, 2005, 11:55 PM
I don't get mad easy, but off the top of my head a thing that does annoy me is trolls wasting people's time.  >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ryan on October 13, 2005, 12:22 AM

I have to add:  Men's pants sizes, especially for blue jeans.  I'm apparently a very odd size right now.  34 waists are a bit too snug for my liking, but 36's will fall RIGHT OFF of me if I wear them and walk around at all.  And guess what?  Most designers/styles/stores/etc. don't carry or make size 35 waists.  ********!   >:(  Fortunately, the Mrs. finally found me a couple pairs in that size in another style and at a different store.  Annoying as **** trying on a hundred pair of pants that didn't fit though...

I could go for some 31 lengths too, but no.  Even ******* numbers only...   ::)


I have the same ******* problem but it isn't just with pants.

I am between a 38-40. 40 is a bit too big, 38 fits around the waist but because I have thick legs 38s don't fit. And 40s always fall down but they are a bitt better on the legs. I can never find jeans long enough either, whenever I sit down I have an inch or two of ankle showing.

And I'm mot any better up top. I have a snowboarding jacket that fits nice around the torso but when I extend my arms, the sleeves are about 3 or 4 inches short. >:( I have to get any longsleeve dress shirts custom tailored.Your wingspan and height are supposed to be the same, I'm 6'4" with a 6'8" wingspan.

No stores ever have my damn shoe size either. Why can't more peole wear size 15? ::) :P
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on October 13, 2005, 07:49 AM
Its not my problem -- its my husband's.  32's are too small and 34's are too big.  Try finding jeans in 33W 36L -- not fun!  And he wears a size 13/14 shoe - narrow -- can't ever find anything that fits his skinny-assed feet. 
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: stormie on October 13, 2005, 09:21 AM
Try finding jeans in 33W 36L -- not fun! 

I thought I was the only one on the planet looking for that size. 33W is perfect for me, but everytime I find one, it's a 32L or shorter...and I just don't look good in capris!  :P

And my wife still wonders why I hang on to all my raggy old jeans. Because they fit!

I still tell her the story of when I broke my hip. The hospital staff was going to cut off my jeans, but I pleaded with them to just help me get them off without cutting. It took about 15-20 minutes of pain, but I still have those jeans!
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ben on October 18, 2005, 01:53 AM
It's a total bitch for me to find jeans. My size is 38 waist 32 leg (short and fat).

It's easy to find 38/34 and 38/30, but forget anything in between.

Another thing that pisses me off is variance in jean sizes. I was buying another pair this weekend, and I had to buy a size 40 waist because the 38 was too confining. Yet my 38 Eddie Bauers fit perfectly, so it's not like I got even fatter recently. I guess since they were that cheap JC Penney's brand (Arizona or something like that) it's to be expected.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on October 20, 2005, 04:54 PM
I'm going to prison.


Not quite yet, but someday, perhaps not in the too distant future.  I haven't quite selected the crime yet either, I believe it will come from the following list:

vandalism - Used to be they just had no stopping signs up outside of the front of stores but ****wads abused that and parked there saying there's no sign saying they can't park there ::)  So now there's both signs, no stopping, no parking.  Still the piano-tied-to-my-ass crowd sits there, in the middle of a weekend day on the premise that they'll only be a minute.  Nuh-uh folks, doesn't work that way.  So I figure I'm about to start taking a large, sharp metal bar and proceed to "key" any ****tard that sits in his car under the premise of it'll only be a minute and I'm too ******* lazy/important to park my car.

assault - you know when oblivious morons stop in the middle of the aisle or at the junction of numerous aisles with precisely zero consideration for anyone else?  Yeah, well, I'm not as big as I used to be, but for about 90% of the people if I drop a shoulder into them they're going to be going ass over teakettle into the soup display.  At what point did it become ok to be absolutely inconsiderate of others?  Same deal in the mall, at what point did it become my responsibility to get out of the way of a group of three walking abreast of each other?  No more folks, be prepared to land on your ass.

assault with a weapon - This is primarily for dumbass drivers out there.  Don't signal when you're already in the turning lane if you didn't prior to entering it, we've already figured it out.  Don't get part way into the turning lane and stay partly in the main lane slowing down traffic.  Don't go slowly through the light when there's 15 other cars behind you.  We're not retired yet *******.  Don't cut me off and give me the finger.  If you do, I'll get out at the next stop light, walk up to your car and shoot your ass.  Dead. 

vehicular manslaughter - sure, pedestrians have the right of way, in cross walks, at intersections.  They don't have the arbitrary right to walk out into the roadway at any point and fire a dirty look at oncoming traffic.  I'm sorry you can't afford a vehicle, get the **** out of my way.  And what is up with crossing roads diagonally?  Take your sweet ******* time and you're likely to find my bumper residing in your small colon, ok? 

vandalism II - I admit it, the parking spaces are small.  But what makes you so almighty ******* important that you don't need to a) park straight b) park in a single space rather than going two feet over the line delineating the space in front of you c) put the middle of the line in the center of your car?  No, you aren't that important.  No, your car isn't that nice.  No, you're not allowed to be that lazy. 

Whatever happened to consideration for others?  Why'd most people just throw it away.  You have to work for what you get, nobody deserves anything.    >:(  *******.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ryan on October 20, 2005, 05:00 PM
Need a cellmate Brent? ;)


assault - you know when oblivious morons stop in the middle of the aisle or at the junction of numerous aisles with precisely zero consideration for anyone else? Yeah, well, I'm not as big as I used to be, but for about 90% of the people if I drop a shoulder into them they're going to be going ass over teakettle into the soup display. At what point did it become ok to be absolutely inconsiderate of others? Same deal in the mall, at what point did it become my responsibility to get out of the way of a group of three walking abreast of each other? No more folks, be prepared to land on your ass.


I'm bigger than about 99.5% of people out there.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: jadesfire on October 20, 2005, 05:54 PM
Well,  I'll be your cell mate Brent as I was just coming in here to post the very same thing about the asswipe that cut me off and then gave ME the finger.  Hello???  Dickhead???  I was in the passing lane, coming up on traffic in my lane when you decided you weren't going to turn and just pulled back over in to my lane.  There was NO cars behind me but you couldn't wait??  Your blinker was still going left but I guess your deaf as well as blind and couldn't hear that constant blink-blink noise.  Idiot....

As for the people that leave their cart in the middle isle, I just push it out of my way and keep right on walking.  The killer for me is backpacks.  Yes, kid...I see your backpack and I am sure it is heavy but trying to sling it from one shoulder to the other isn't helping me out much as I stand behind you in line.  I'd like to eat the food I want to order not have reconstructive jaw surgery because you can't just leave the pack hanging down at your side.  If you unloaded the two cans of pop, the several cd's and the rolled up jacket....maybe it wouldn't be so bad!!  Nitwit......



Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Nathan on October 20, 2005, 07:51 PM
vandalism II - I admit it, the parking spaces are small. But what makes you so almighty ******* important that you don't need to a) park straight b) park in a single space rather than going two feet over the line delineating the space in front of you c) put the middle of the line in the center of your car? No, you aren't that important. No, your car isn't that nice. No, you're not allowed to be that lazy.

Hear hear!

Not to beat a favorite dead horse of mine, but I notice that's mainly people in big ******* pickups and SUVs (well, or sports cars). In my experience, people in SUVs generally have terrible driving and parking habits. Maybe it's not cause-and-effect, but rather arises from the same ego complex that led to them getting an eight-ton tankmobile in the first place. ::)

And let me add: People that leave their goddang carts in the middle of the parking lot. If there are "corrals", put it in there. If not, take it back inside where you found it. Under NO circumstances should you leave them out where they can make friends with the doorpanels on all the cars nearby. >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on October 20, 2005, 08:48 PM
And let me add: People that leave their goddang ******* carts in the middle of the ******* parking lot. If there are "corrals", put it in there. If not, take it back inside where you found it. Under NO circumstances should you leave them out where they can make friends with the doorpanels on all the cars nearby. ******* lazy ****heads. >:(
I like to bitch about this stuff as much as the next person -- but I must say that there ARE times when I will leave the cart in the parking lot.  When I have my baby with me, I put her in the carseat first (I'm not going to leave her in the cart in the parking lot while I load groceries for someone to snatch or run into with their car. )  When I am done I try to put the cart in the best place I can find nearby.  I'm not going to leave my little ones in the car (especially when its 95 degrees out or when I know my 4 year old can get out of his seat and open the doors) while I take the cart back inside.  I try to  always park next to the cart corrals so I can avoid this problem -- but that doesn't always work.  When I'm without the kids I try and make up for it by taking my cart and any others I see back to the corral.  I try to always be considerate of others, but this is one of those times I gotta look out for my kids first.  Hope you can take that into consideration. :)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: speedermike on October 20, 2005, 08:52 PM
When I was taking care of my newborn baby, I depended on those carts left in the middle of the lot.  I'd pull up next to one, and put my baby and carrier right in.  If the carts were only in the store, I'd have to shlep across the lot with the carrier, and the baby would alwys wake up.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Nathan on October 20, 2005, 09:21 PM
Oh right ... kids ... that's something I hadn't thought of (since I don't personally have to deal with it). :-[ Sorry.

Point taken I guess, but there's still no excuse for those childless people who're just plain inconsiderate and won't walk ten feet to the corral....

P.S. ... I felt bad enough that I went back and edited out some of the profanity... :-\
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on October 20, 2005, 09:58 PM
Same here... If he is with me and the corral is more than two cars away, I'm leaving it- as carefully as possible, however. 
Last year there was a woman who actually had her baby stolen (I don't remember if it was with the car as well) while she put the cart away.  The heat/cold is enough for me, but with that, it just makes it worse. 

Annoyances.  Okay, I have one of those.  I just went through all my eobs last night for the cancer center to verify how much I was being billed.  They short-credited me for $100 that I paid in June and it's not showing.  I used to just pay whatever they said I owed, figuring they billed correctly... now I know better... and this isn't the first time.  My doctor's office does the same thing all the time- found an error with them yesterday for $75... so called and they corrected the system... $175 that I wouldn't have had if I didn't check...
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on October 21, 2005, 07:26 AM
Oh right ... kids ... that's something I hadn't thought of (since I don't personally have to deal with it). :-[ Sorry.

Point taken I guess, but there's still no excuse for those childless people who're just plain inconsiderate and won't walk ten feet to the corral....

P.S. ... I felt bad enough that I went back and edited out some of the profanity... :-\
No problem VK -- didn't post it to make you feel bad -- only to enlighten people :)  You're right though -- it does piss me off when I see people with no kids and no apparent disability or hinderance just leave their buggy where it is out of sheer laziness >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on October 21, 2005, 10:36 AM
Same here... If he is with me and the corral is more than two cars away, I'm leaving it- as carefully as possible, however. 
Last year there was a woman who actually had her baby stolen (I don't remember if it was with the car as well) while she put the cart away.  The heat/cold is enough for me, but with that, it just makes it worse. 

Yeah Shannon, I remember that.  It happened in 2002 -- I can't believe its been 3 years.   The mother was taking the cart back to the corral at a Walmart in Abilene, TX when someone took her 1 month old out of his carseat.  Quick as that.  I decided then and there that the cart was staying where it was when the kids were with me.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Victor_Von_Doom on October 21, 2005, 01:19 PM
Same here... If he is with me and the corral is more than two cars away, I'm leaving it- as carefully as possible, however. 
Last year there was a woman who actually had her baby stolen (I don't remember if it was with the car as well) while she put the cart away.  The heat/cold is enough for me, but with that, it just makes it worse. 

Yeah Shannon, I remember that.  It happened in 2002 -- I can't beleive its been 3 years.   The mother was taking the cart back to the corral at a Walmart in Abilene, TX when someone took her 1 month old out of his carseat.  Quick as that.  I decided then and there that the cart was staying where it was when the kids were with me.

I used to be a "cart-boy" (hangs head in shame), and I can tell you, it sucks going after those carts people leave all over. I don't mind the ones that if it is cold out, and there isn't a corral near, or you have kids or something. The ones I don't like are the one people are too lazy to put away, like the ones where a corral is five feet away and the jerk can't make the effort to put it away. Or the ones people just shove out to the far off edges of the parking lot, so when its raining or snowing you have to make a 5 minute walk to get this jackass's cart.

It is fun pushing the carts with your car though. We used to get them set up in front of my friends car then gun it, then brake all of a sudden so the carts went flying through the lot at 60 mph   ;D
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on October 21, 2005, 02:16 PM
It is fun pushing the carts with your car though. We used to get them
set up in front of my friends car then gun it, then brake all of a sudden so the carts went flying through the lot at 60 mph   ;D
Now THAT I'd like to see -- it bet its hysterical ;D
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Nathan on October 21, 2005, 03:29 PM
Yeah, sounds like fun! ;D

No problem VK -- didn't post it to make you feel bad -- only to enlighten people :)

No worries ... I did go a little overboard. It's just that inconsiderate people get me so frustrated....

Yeah Shannon, I remember that. It happened in 2002 -- I can't beleive its been 3 years. The mother was taking the cart back to the corral at a Walmart in Abilene, TX when someone took her 1 month old out of his carseat. Quick as that.

That's horrible.  :( >:(


...On a lighter note ... at the store where I work, our carts aren't really intended to be taken outside, as there aren't corrals anywhere in the lot. Well one night we get a call from the Target across the street--apparently one of our carts had been in their lot for some time (several days I think). Somehow it had "migrated" all the way across our lot and across a four-lane road to an entirely different shopping complex. ::) There's no way that could have been common carelessness--it had to be premeditated. I'm guessing one of our shoppers left it in the lot and some teenage miscreants thought it would be fun to take it for a spin.

So I had to go all the way over there and pilot the damned thing back. That part wasn't what made me mad (hey, I welcomed the opportunity to get out of the store for a brief "scenic walk" ;)) but the whole thing was just asinine. Should never have had to happen. ::)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Matt on October 26, 2005, 04:04 PM
I once had some "shopping cart fun" when I was a teenage miscreant, way back when, along with a teenage miscreant friend of mine.  I hopped in a basket outside a TRU and he pushed me all the way to a neighboring mall, maybe--I don't know--half a mile away.  We parked the cart in a parking spot and headed inside the mall.  Good times.

And to keep with the theme, I hit a Target last night and noticed two stray carts, so I gathered them up and dumped them in the corral on my way in.

On my way out, I noticed two more carts, one in the exact same spot I had seen one of the first one. 

Didn't bother corraling those up, though. 

But I didn't get angry, because I'm sure that all of them were left by Mother and Baby.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Victor_Von_Doom on October 26, 2005, 04:24 PM
It is fun pushing the carts with your car though. We used to get them
set up in front of my friends car then gun it, then brake all of a sudden so the carts went flying through the lot at 60 mph   ;D
Now THAT I'd like to see -- it bet its hysterical ;D

It was fun...until our boss came running outside screaming and called the cops. We quit the next week.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on October 29, 2005, 09:09 PM
I happened upon this at the grocery store yesterday and it reminded me how much it pissed me off.  When people change their baby's diaper and then throw it in the parking lot. >:(  That is purely nasty.  It was right next to my van and the kid who was getting the carts came out about the time I was putting the baby in -- I felt compelled to let him know it wasn't me -- I was embarassed to even be associated with that. :-[  Come prepared -- we always stock the diaper bag with grocery store bags to stow it in until we get home.  If its a smelly one I'll even suck it up and take it home in a bag as opposed to even putting in a restroom trash can for other's to suffer.  I pity the poor person who has to pick THAT up.   :(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Reid on October 29, 2005, 10:34 PM
I hate those grocery store shopping carts that are made to resemble a stock car or truck for the damn kiddies.  >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ryan on October 29, 2005, 10:36 PM
I hate those grocery store shopping carts that are made to resemble a stock car or truck for the damn kiddies.  >:(

Why? It keeps them quiet.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 30, 2005, 01:27 AM
I hate those grocery store shopping carts that are made to resemble a stock car or truck for the damn kiddies.  >:(

Are you kidding me - best damn invention ever!  If the kids are enjoying themselves in the cart, that means they're not running around, pulling stuff off shelves and screaming.

I just wish they made 'em big enough for me to ride in.   :P
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: DSJ™ on October 30, 2005, 01:36 AM
I just wish they made 'em big enough for me to ride in.   :P

(http://www.planet-geek.com/images/jetengine.png)  (http://www.cynical-c.com/archives/bloggraphics/jetcart.jpg)

 ;D
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jesse James on October 30, 2005, 03:25 AM
I'm actually with Hunter on this...  But because the people pushing the carts push them about as well as they drive their SUV's and mini-vans.  It seems anything above standard size isn't something they're capable of handling...  I'm not specifying gender, but you could likely see where I'm heading. :)

BTW what the hell happened to smacking your kid when he's running around screaming?  Dammit bring back corporal punishment, NOW.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on October 30, 2005, 07:34 AM
I'm actually with Hunter on this...  But because the people pushing the carts push them about as well as they drive their SUV's and mini-vans.  It seems anything above standard size isn't something they're capable of handling...  I'm not specifying gender, but you could likely see where I'm heading. :)


That's because they have about as much maneuverability as a block of concrete on four marbles.............. :P
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Victor_Von_Doom on October 30, 2005, 11:19 PM
I happened upon this at the grocery store yesterday and it reminded me how much it pissed me off.  When people change their baby's diaper and then throw it in the parking lot. >:(  That is purely nasty.  It was right next to my van and the kid who was getting the carts came out about the time I was putting the baby in -- I felt compelled to let him know it wasn't me -- I was embarassed to even be associated with that. :-[  Come prepared -- we always stock the diaper bag with grocery store bags to stow it in until we get home.  If its a smelly one I'll even suck it up and take it home in a bag as opposed to even putting in a restroom trash can for other's to suffer.  I pity the poor person who has to pick THAT up.   :(

Thats a whole new pet peeve in itself! You wouldn't believe some of the stuff I had to pick up while working at Meijer. Off the top of my head, I remember once finding a little toddler sipee cup - full of cheap vodka.

Another time, this redneck, for some insane reason, had over 300 bags of hot dog buns and loaves of bread in the back of his pick up truck, rotting away, and decided the parking lot is a great place to just unload it all.

One of the worst ones was when I had to clean of a pile of turds in front of the check out lanes. God only knows how it got there.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jesse James on October 31, 2005, 12:30 AM
That is true Tamidala...  When a normal sized cart is about as maneuverable as a sopping wet sponge, a cart twice as big and heavy probably isn't much better.

Which brings me to my hatred of the carts at our grocery stores...  They all have sticky wheels, the handles are always sitcky from unclean people and their unclean kids, and they all pull to one side or the other.  No fluid movement.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Reid on November 2, 2005, 07:07 PM
Teenagers taking a dump in the middle of a Filth*Mart Wal*Mart SW aisle.



It's a long story.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on November 2, 2005, 07:18 PM
It's a long story.

I've got time.

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Reid on November 2, 2005, 07:27 PM
Actually not much of a long story, but what the hell.

About a week ago me and my mum went to Wal*Mart. I wasn't going to waste a perfectly good store run so I made a beeline to the SW aisle. I'm checking out the usual Wal*Mart pegwarmers (Mothma, Bail, Tarfull,) when a 16-17 year old kid walked in. He pulled down his pants, squatted down, and took a dump. Right. In. The. Store. Needless to say, I qiuckly walked away to my mum. I don't know why he did it, it could have been part of a prank or dare, or he could haven been mentally handicapped, but I still don't know why to this day.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: hansolo_506 on November 2, 2005, 08:24 PM
Actually not much of a long story, but what the hell.

About a week ago me and my mum went to Wal*Mart. I wasn't going to waste a perfectly good store run so I made a beeline to the SW aisle. I'm checking out the usual Wal*Mart pegwarmers (Mothma, Bail, Tarfull,) when a 16-17 year old kid walked in. He pulled down his pants, squatted down, and took a dump. Right. In. The. Store. Needless to say, I qiuckly walked away to my mum. I don't know why he did it, it could have been part of a prank or dare, or he could haven been mentally handicapped, but I still don't know why to this day.

You should have asked him his name.
I bet his name was greenday or kilo or bling or rickjames or charliemurphy.   ::)

IDIOTS....I week for the future.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ben on November 3, 2005, 02:12 AM
Ticket scalpers.

I just want a pair of decent tickets to U2's Dec. 14th show. Is it too much to ask?
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: name on November 3, 2005, 08:35 AM

Which brings me to my hatred of the carts at our grocery stores...  They all . . .they all pull to one side or the other.  No fluid movement.

Yes.  This is the world's greatest need:  German engineered shopping carts.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: name on November 3, 2005, 08:42 AM
Off the top of my head, I remember once finding a little toddler sipee cup - full of cheap vodka.

Why would you open the lid on a found sippy cup??  Had a hankering for some Juicy Juice?



One of the worst ones was when I had to clean of a pile of turds in front of the check out lanes. God only knows how it got there.

True.  They belonged on the Turd aisle with the rest of the Force Battlers.

(http://hasbro.com/common/images/news/starwars//85856_sm.jpg)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Victor_Von_Doom on November 3, 2005, 02:03 PM
Off the top of my head, I remember once finding a little toddler sipee cup - full of cheap vodka.

Why would you open the lid on a found sippy cup??  Had a hankering for some Juicy Juice?


My friend and I found it when we were taking carts in. So my friend takes it and throws it in the air, and when it crashes down I smell that familiar smell, and I pick it up (there was still a lot in there suprisingly) and it was cheap vodka.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Chris M on November 3, 2005, 03:41 PM
Excuses.  I get so tired of people who have an excuse for everything they do or don't do.  What's even worse are other people I work with who don't come prepared and they have excuses out their butts about why they couldn't get something finished, or taken care of or prepared, or on and on and on. 

I tell my kids "Excuses are monuments of nothingness."  I have that on a sign in my classroom and when I get some BS excuse, I point to the sign.  They usually don't give me any.

I understand that things happen from time to time, just don't keep giving me one, explain that you messed up, apologize, and fix the situation.  That's what I do.

I also get irritated with people's lack of common sense.  Ie. the evening news story:  A study released by so and so university today indicated that pregnant women have a tendancy to gain weight during pregnancy.

Duh!!!!!  Is the baby not supposed to weigh anything????
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 4, 2005, 10:11 AM
Looking for a place to vent, I guess this is as good as any.

I abhor the rising cost of Health insurance. We have a fairly good plan, but it's going to increase just shy of $60 per month for the year. WTF. I remember being on a different plan a few years back the monthly cost nearly doubling in 3 years. It's an out rage. Couple with the pitiful raise given out this year, our monthly income has decreased now with the increased heath care. Bad omen.

Now there are ramblings of mortgage interest being no longer eligible for deduction.   >:( That's going to hurt.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Slothus on November 4, 2005, 10:26 AM
My health Ins is great it's free for the next 9 years....beyond that it will be 20$ a month for life for my wife and I.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 4, 2005, 12:31 PM
Also....

To talk a little politics without getting political, I really hate people who vote and don't do their homework on what they're voting for. Case in point, our upcoming elections in CA, I hear a lot of adds telling you which way to vote and why, however, if you just read the material provided by the state, you learn that 99% of what adds say are refuted by fact. People who don't bother to read the material on initiatives so they could decide for themselves just shouldn't vote.

My favorite was the past proposition regarding eliminating affirmative action. When polled, people who voted it down did so because it would jeopardize medical research by restricting data gathering based of race, based on information provided in adds against. However, if they had bothered to read the verbiage of that proposal, the text clearly said that medical research is exempted.

Sorry, just venting.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Matt on November 4, 2005, 02:47 PM
A big pet peeve of mine is when people who should use spellcheck don't.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 4, 2005, 06:10 PM
A big pet peeve of mine is when people who should use spellcheck don't.

Yeah, sorry about that. I have to update my browser to get one. :P

Well, first I need a new computer to support a new browser....
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Matt on November 7, 2005, 12:13 PM
Something that bothers me way more than simple spelling errors are people that can't seem to discern the differences between homophones.  For example:

they're/their/there
to/too/two
our/are
you're/your

I'm sure there are others that I'm forgetting, but those seem to be the most common.

And then there's this:

"could of" instead of "could have"
"would of" instead of "would have"
"should of" instead of "should have"

"I should of gone to the park yesterday."  THINK ABOUT THIS, PEOPLE.  "SHOULD OF" DOES NOT MAKE ANY ******* SENSE.

I don't know if the people who use this horrible grammar are doing so out of sheer laziness, or if they're just uneducated, but either way, it makes them look like morons.

Ah, the things that spellcheck doesn't catch. . .
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on November 7, 2005, 12:18 PM
rediculous/ridiculous - ok, it's just spelling

than/then - I'd rather have this then that

 :-*

Go Bill.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Matt on November 7, 2005, 12:31 PM
I'm sure there are others that I'm forgetting, but those seem to be the most common.

Just caught another one, right here on this very forum:

we're/were

The apostrophe is there for a reason (I know it is a difficult concept, but they're two different words, with two different meanings!).
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 7, 2005, 02:03 PM
Lets not forget morning/mourning.  ;)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jeff on November 7, 2005, 02:09 PM
I don't know if the people who use this horrible grammar are doing so out of sheer laziness, or if they're just uneducated, but either way, it makes them look like morons.

Ah, the things that spellcheck doesn't catch. . .

I think that some people just get there panties in a bunch over the weigh that some people type on websights.

I think that your too blame two because were just trying to get along typing are messages in the mourning when crusty auld bastiches like u get all up in my face for something I should of done different.

 :-*
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Matt on November 7, 2005, 02:20 PM
Quote
I think that some people just get there panties in a bunch over the weigh that some people type on websights.

I think that your too blame two because were just trying to get along typing are messages in the mourning when crusty auld bastiches like u get all up in my face for something I should of done different.

Rodney King, ladies and gentlemen.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/44/Rodney_king.jpg)

Thanks, Rodney.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: stormie on November 7, 2005, 03:44 PM
People that don't wash their hands after being in the public restroom. Come on, we're all professionals here at work (or at least I hope we are), why not at least just turn the faucet on and make a good show of it. Add a little soap to it and it'd be even better. Strangely, I've noticed that managers, directors and various other higher-ups are the biggest offenders. At least in my lame company (and the company in the suite next to us).

And a related gripe...public restrooms that don't have the trash can near the door and/or it isn't an open-top trash can. Because of the problem above, I use a paper towel to open the door when leaving, then prop it with my foot and toss the used (dirty) towel in the trash can. If there's no trash can near or I can't toss the towel, I have to take the dirty towel with me. Ick.

Actually, while I'm talking about public restrooms, they really should have some sort of background music playing in all public restrooms. I really don't like hearing someone struggling in the stall, and the gruntin' and kerplunkin' that usually accompanies it.

And an unrelated peeve. Sick kids. Not just because it's miserable seeing them miserable, but because as a parent you just gotta kiss and hug on 'em no matter how sick they are, which will eventually get you sick, too. 
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Nathan on November 7, 2005, 03:57 PM
Something that bothers me way more than simple spelling errors are people that can't seem to discern the differences between homophones.

Quite right. Man, does that tick me off.

I think that some people just get there panties in a bunch over the weigh that some people type on websights.

I think that your too blame two because were just trying to get along typing are messages in the mourning when crusty auld bastiches like u get all up in my face for something I should of done different.

(http://cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/konfus/e026.gif)

Yeesh. To me that's like fingernails on a blackboard. :-\ :'(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Reid on November 7, 2005, 05:29 PM
Annoying little kids. As I was in the SW aisle at Target these two 7-8 year old kids were beating the **** out of eachother with plastic lightsabers. Then one of the two threw one of those pegwarming exclusive star cases at the other and then the mom finally intervened.  :P
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Victor_Von_Doom on November 8, 2005, 08:55 AM
Something that bothers me way more than simple spelling errors are people that can't seem to discern the differences between homophones.

Quite right. Man, does that tick me off.

I think that some people just get there panties in a bunch over the weigh that some people type on websights.

I think that your too blame two because were just trying to get along typing are messages in the mourning when crusty auld bastiches like u get all up in my face for something I should of done different.

(http://cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/konfus/e026.gif)

Yeesh. To me that's like fingernails on a blackboard. :-\ :'(

I hear that. Here are some actual quotes from another forum I read:

"Lik i sed befo "hatehilarydufff" i am gettin sik an tird of ur SH!+. Hilary duff IS great @ what she does. She is a great singur + actress. and some day she will be considurd 1 of the 100 greatest women uv the video eraaaa. I AM HER #1 FAN!!!! She is the CUELEST!!"

"NO not "ok" ~!MISS THANG!~ Hil iz grate @ what she duhz an' ur jus' jellus det u can't nevva B lik hur. sew cwit haytin u stupid B!+ch!!"

(They are arguing about how Hilary Duff is such a renaissance woman  ::) )
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on November 8, 2005, 11:14 AM
Text messaging: the downfall of modern society. :P
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on November 8, 2005, 01:44 PM
Text messaging: the downfall of modern society. :P
IM's too.  When I'm online I don't want to interrupted by someone who demands that I have a conversation with them NOW >:(  I prefer e-mail -- so that I may get back to you when it is convenient for me :P
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: jadesfire on November 8, 2005, 08:27 PM
When someone feels the need to forward a message to me via email....please take out the "fw.s"   Example:

Memo:  fw:fw:fw:fw:fw:fw:fw:fw:picture of donkey

I do not need to know that this message has been forwarded eight times.

Also, I do not need to see the hundred email addresses before I get to the message, joke, picture or whatever the hell is being sent to me.  All I ask is that the sender do a 10 second clean-up.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: jadesfire on November 8, 2005, 08:30 PM
I don't know if the people who use this horrible grammar are doing so out of sheer laziness, or if they're just uneducated, but either way, it makes them look like morons.


I like that....uneducated moron....thanks Bill. :)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Victor_Von_Doom on November 8, 2005, 08:47 PM
When someone feels the need to forward a message to me via email....please take out the "fw.s"   Example:

Memo:  fw:fw:fw:fw:fw:fw:fw:fw:picture of donkey

I do not need to know that this message has been forwarded eight times.

Also, I do not need to see the hundred email addresses before I get to the message, joke, picture or whatever the hell is being sent to me.  All I ask is that the sender do a 10 second clean-up.

In the same vein, I HATE chain letters. I've been bombarded the last couple of days with about a hundred of them. I keep getting the same inane one where, supposedly, for every person you send this email to, Bill Gates will give you $242.00. Microsoft will then call you in two weeks to get your address. The "writer" got $245,000, but its real because despite the numerous typos, the writer is an attorney.

 ::)

I don't know whats worse: the fact someone wasted time in their life writing this, or the fact that some fools actually believe it.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on November 8, 2005, 09:17 PM
Along the same lines..........I hate those vague e-mails that warn about someone who drank a soda out of a can and then died from the rat piss that was on it or some other such nonsense.  Don't send me that crap -- its obvious its BS.  If there's no specific information in the story, i.e., city, dates, names, hospitals, etc. then you know its an urban legend and don't waste my time.   If I get something like that I can't let it be -- I have to look it up on Snopes.com and then send a link back to the person who sent it to me asking them to stop the madness! :P
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Matt on November 9, 2005, 01:05 PM
I like that....uneducated moron....thanks Bill. :)

Maybe it's the cynic in me, or maybe it's the paranoia that comes with a severe case of sleep deprivation, but was this supposed to be some sort of backhanded compliment?

Fine if it was, I was just wondering.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: jadesfire on November 9, 2005, 07:21 PM
Yes, it is a compliment.  I liked the line and stole it for my own use.  It's my new thing to say when someone pisses me off. 
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Nathan on November 9, 2005, 11:29 PM
Along the same lines..........I hate those vague e-mails that warn about someone who drank a soda out of a can and then died from the rat piss that was on it or some other such nonsense. Don't send me that crap -- its obvious its BS. If there's no specific information in the story, i.e., city, dates, names, hospitals, etc. then you know its an urban legend and don't waste my time. If I get something like that I can't let it be -- I have to look it up on Snopes.com and then send a link back to the person who sent it to me asking them to stop the madness! :P

Nobody ever sends me those. I guess nobody cares about me enough to bother. :'(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Nathan on November 10, 2005, 02:56 PM
Heehee ... thanks to whoever sent me that ;) (was that you Tracy?). I now feel loved.... (http://cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/liebe/d010.gif) :P
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on November 10, 2005, 03:54 PM
Awwwwww...........I didn't want you to feel unloved  :'( -- glad you enjoyed it ;)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on November 14, 2005, 11:37 AM
Do you work with anyone that has the responsibility level of a child?  I do, several of them in fact. 

They are all happy-go-lucky idiots that think the world is just a rosy old place.  They collect a paycheck, do minimal work, always tell people to relax, it's not a big deal?  Got any of those? 

Well, I have a theory.  You know when office workers go psycho and start shooting people?  My theory is that those people were relatively mentally stable at the beginning, but over time, the happy idiots wore on them.  The HI's got away with murder and often impacted the normal employee, usually telling them no big deal; it's not worth worrying about; why stress over it.  One day, the normal employee just has enough of it and BOOM!  All of a sudden you get multiple casualties. 

Y'see, I work with a moron like that, actually more than one.  And someday soon, they won't be working here anymore.   >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JesseVader08 on November 14, 2005, 01:04 PM
Sounds like someone's having a rough day at work.

Relax, it's not a big deal.  :P

But seriously, I understand.  I worked with a pharmacy technician with the intelligence of a snail.  Her friend was one of the pharmacy cashiers, and during one evening shift I caught the tech and cashier looking at patient profiles for fun.  For ****'s sake!  One of the first things they drill into you in school is patient confidentiality!  It's one thing if an employee's stupidity is going to get herself fired, but putting my job at risk too?  **** that.  I normally have a very long fuse, but I went off on her that night.  She wasn't around much longer before my boss finally realized the ****-for-brains she really was.   >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on November 14, 2005, 01:47 PM
Do you work with anyone that has the responsibility level of a child?  I do, several of them in fact. 

They are all happy-go-lucky idiots that think the world is just a rosy old place.  They collect a paycheck, do minimal work, always tell people to relax, it's not a big deal?  Got any of those? 

Well, I have a theory.  You know when office workers go psycho and start shooting people?  My theory is that those people were relatively mentally stable at the beginning, but over time, the happy idiots wore on them.  The HI's got away with murder and often impacted the normal employee, usually telling them no big deal; it's not worth worrying about; why stress over it.  One day, the normal employee just has enough of it and BOOM!  All of a sudden you get multiple casualties. 

Y'see, I work with a moron like that, actually more than one.  And someday soon, they won't be working here anymore.   >:( >:( >:(

Uh oh. Sounds like someones got a case of the Mondays.

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: DSJ™ on November 14, 2005, 01:52 PM
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Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on November 14, 2005, 02:40 PM
Sounds like someone's having a rough day at work.

Relax, it's not a big deal.  :P

But seriously, I understand.  I worked with a pharmacy technician with the intelligence of a snail.  Her friend was one of the pharmacy cashiers, and during one evening shift I caught the tech and cashier looking at patient profiles for fun.  For ****'s sake!  One of the first things they drill into you in school is patient confidentiality!  It's one thing if an employee's stupidity is going to get herself fired, but putting my job at risk too?  **** that.  I normally have a very long fuse, but I went off on her that night.  She wasn't around much longer before my boss finally realized the ****-for-brains she really was.   >:(

Part of the reason I'm not a fan of small towns.  Everyone knows everyone else's business.  Why, there's so ******* little to do, snooping in files is completely acceptable to some.  I've no doubt the juicy tidbits are flowing through the coffee shops at this moment.  Full kudos to you Jesse for taking a piece out of her.  The joy of not working in government where apathy seems to be rewarded as much as anything else. 

Mondays?  Nah, I hate every day equally.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on November 14, 2005, 02:46 PM
Idiots on the Interstate.  I have to drive it 4x/day and it never ceases to amaze me how moronic people get at 75mph.  When there are two lanes of traffic and both are going the same speed because someone in the left land is farting around (a whole other peeve) there's always one ******* who has to speed up on the traffic and then dodge and weave and ride everone's ass.  I used to get into pissing contests with them.  Now I play dumb and act like I don't see them when I ever so slightly speed up or slow down to made sure that they get blocked in behind the slow car ;D
Guys on those motorcycles that you have to bend way over on (sorry -- don't know the name of them) and truckers seem to be the worst offenders.   They are the two groups that seem to piss and moan the most about not getting any respect from drivers.  Gotta give it to earn it.
Saw some asswipe pull a pass in the grass at 70mph on I-85 the other day -- unbelievable >:(

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh....much better :D
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: jadesfire on November 14, 2005, 07:23 PM

Guys on those motorcycles that you have to bend way over on (sorry -- don't know the name of them)

Crotch Rockets - the bike itself turns normally intelligent individuals into 100mph lunatics that pass on the shoulder and in between two side-by-side vehicles. The worse drivers of any on-road vehicle, IMHO.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ben on November 14, 2005, 10:34 PM
The fatality rate for first-year crotch rocket drivers is 25%. Not surprising considering the way most of them drive.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Victor_Von_Doom on November 15, 2005, 12:20 AM
The fatality rate for first-year crotch rocket drivers is 25%. Not surprising considering the way most of them drive.

I think its sort of funny they hardly ever wear helmets because they don't want to look uncool, but they always wear sunglasses.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Nathan on November 30, 2005, 01:57 PM
People that slam staplers. For crying out loud, you can just press firmly down on it and accomplish the same result far more quietly--you don't have to beat the thing into submission. Take out your pent-up frustration someplace else.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on December 30, 2005, 03:53 PM
Kay, is the Christmas fluffiness done with?  Good. 

1.  People that play music on their work computer in the next office/cubicle with no consideration for others.  Even if I happen to like your taste in music I don't really want to hear your music coming through the wall.  Honestly people, whatever happened to consideration for others?  It's pretty ******* dead, yes?

2.  People that take infants to the movies.  Yep, a crying baby at Chronicles of Narnia at 8:00 at night.  Hey, I'm a parent.  I get that kids don't necessarily sleep when you want them to.  Still, what kind of ******* tool takes an infant that's bound to soil themselves/be hungry/be cranky to a movie theater?  Again, thanks for the consideration.  I suppose if there's a bright note to the whole thing it's that Betty-Lou talking to Bobby-Sue and Johnny's pecker really seemed quite interesting since I couldn't hear the ******* movie anyway ::) 

3.  Shopping carts.  After thinking and ruminating on the subject for a while I don't care what the excuse is - if you're leaving a cart hanging out in the middle of a parking lot you're just being lazy, nothing more.  Worried about your kid being stolen?  Here's a suggestion: take the cart to the car, unload the bags into the car whilst leaving the kid in the cart.  Close the car, take the cart with the child to the corral and then carry/have the kid walk back to the car.  It's just plain lazy and inconsiderate to leave a cart blocking a parking space or rolling through the lot into someone else's car.  There is no piano tied to your ass so don't behave like there's one.  I'm not singling out anyone here but trust me, I thought long and hard about the justifications for doing this and they are, months later, still lame in my ever not so humble ******* opinion.  Take issue if you will, note the subnic before doing so. 

4.  Walmart.  WHy?  Oh no real new reason, it just needed to be said.  If only for the mentality it seems to support. 

Happy ******* new year to all the inconsiderate jackasses out there that raise my blood pressure :-*
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on December 30, 2005, 04:05 PM
3.  Shopping carts.  After thinking and ruminating on the subject for a while I don't care what the excuse is - if you're leaving a cart hanging out in the middle of a parking lot you're just being lazy, nothing more.  Worried about your kid being stolen?  Here's a suggestion: take the cart to the car, unload the bags into the car whilst leaving the kid in the cart.  Close the car, take the cart with the child to the corral and then carry/have the kid walk back to the car.  It's just plain lazy and inconsiderate to leave a cart blocking a parking space or rolling through the lot into someone else's car.  There is no piano tied to your ass so don't behave like there's one.  I'm not singling out anyone here but trust me, I thought long and hard about the justifications for doing this and they are, months later, still lame in my ever not so humble ******* opinion.  Take issue if you will, note the subnic before doing so. 

I still stand by my reasoning for leaving a cart sometimes.  If I can get the cart in between the cars and weather permitting I will leave the baby in it while I unload so I can take it back with her in it.  But I still refuse to leave the cart sticking out with her sitting in it so some dumbass at Walmart can run into her or snag her.  It's happened here more than once and I don't plan on making my kids a statistic.  If I have to deal with morons who park so close to me that I can't get the kids in and out of their carseats without crawling through the front then they can deal with an occasional shopping cart.  While I don't like incosiderate people, contentious pricks who won't cut somebody any slack are becomming a pet peeve of mine.  :-* :-*

Happy New Year -- I hope it is as shopping cart free as possible :)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Victor_Von_Doom on December 30, 2005, 04:15 PM
Kay, is the Christmas fluffiness done with?  Good. 

1.  People that play music on their work computer in the next office/cubicle with no consideration for others.  Even if I happen to like your taste in music I don't really want to hear your music coming through the wall.  Honestly people, whatever happened to consideration for others?  It's pretty ******* dead, yes?

2.  People that take infants to the movies.  Yep, a crying baby at Chronicles of Narnia at 8:00 at night.  Hey, I'm a parent.  I get that kids don't necessarily sleep when you want them to.  Still, what kind of ******* tool takes an infant that's bound to soil themselves/be hungry/be cranky to a movie theater?  Again, thanks for the consideration.  I suppose if there's a bright note to the whole thing it's that Betty-Lou talking to Bobby-Sue and Johnny's pecker really seemed quite interesting since I couldn't hear the ******* movie anyway ::) 


1. In the same vein, the douche bags in my dorm who chose to yell at the top of their lungs at 3:00 am and blast repetitive techno. I don't mind people having fun (I mean its college afterall) but at 3:00 am on a weekday or during finals week, that just being a jackass. I don't mind techno either, but when you are trying to get to sleep because you have a class in 5 hours and the same beat just keeps going through your skull, it gets old real quick.

2. I agree. I once went to a movie a few years ago where this dad just let his kid quickly rock back and forth in his seat the ENTIRE movie, even though it made a loud creaking sound. The dumbass dad also thought it was a good idea to let the kid bring a little electronic ray gun thing with him, so when the kid pulled the trigger every 10 seconds it would make this loud noise.


(end of rant)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on December 30, 2005, 04:42 PM
More ranting......

1.  In the same vein -- the jackasses next door who think its fun to bring a bunch of buds over at 1:00am, party in the garage/driveway until around 5:00am and repeatedly fire up the various Harley's and rev them over and over and then shut them down only to repeat it again in 30 minutes.  WTF?  No offense to anyone, but this isn't a trailer park, its an upscale neighborhood.  Hello??

2.  I'm with you.  Why in the world would you bring a baby to the movies??  Its not fair to the other people there and its not fair to the baby.  You can't expect the child to sit quietly through a movie.  The only time a kid small enough to give anyone a hard time should be in a movie theater is during a matinee or very early evening showing of a kid's movie. 
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ben on December 30, 2005, 05:01 PM
Things I hate-

Neighbors that complain that they can hear music downstairs. The stereo was on its lowest setting, and they still bitch about it.
Then they turn around the next day and blast their Christian rock nonsense.

My local comic store just got ML11 in. I wanted to buy Hulk Buster, but it was priced at $21.99.

Cheap siblings. They totally hosed me on Christmas when it came time to buy our mother something. They didn't get anything, and I was scrambling to find a few more gifts last Friday after work. The bastards.

The price of comics. I just paid $4.50 for GI Joe: America's Elite #6. Granted, it has a few more pages than an average comic book.
Speaking of the new Joe book, they have killed entirely too many Joes. I seriously considered not reading this new book after they killed Lady Jaye in the final issues of the last book. Whatever happened to character development?

Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Diddly on January 1, 2006, 01:36 AM
Okay, thanks to the dry weather here, and fires in Oklahoma, we're currently under a burn ban. So what do people do here for New Years? Set off fireworks of course!

 ::)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Daigo-Bah on January 1, 2006, 02:05 PM
1) People without kids who call their pets their kids.  Sure, you try to convince me that an animal that you fill a bowl with food once a day and goes outside or in a litterbox to poop is ANYTHING like sleepless nights for weeks because your daughter is teething and has a flu at the same time, you have to bathe every day, make several meals for and feed it to them, and you can't leave alone for any considerable amount of time.

2) Ooh, this is going to be a sensitive issue, but I really get bugged about couples who are obviously disproportionately good-looking to each other.  I have a theory that this current generation of teens and 20-somethings have an incredibly high ratio of great looking girls to average or not good looking guys, so they are forced to end up with one.  Hey, I'm superficial!  I know that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" but men will always be more concerned about how their girl looks than the other way around.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Deanpaul on January 1, 2006, 02:25 PM
1) People without kids who call their pets their kids.  Sure, you try to convince me that an animal that you fill a bowl with food once a day and goes outside or in a litterbox to poop is ANYTHING like sleepless nights for weeks because your daughter is teething and has a flu at the same time, you have to bathe every day, make several meals for and feed it to them, and you can't leave alone for any considerable amount of time.

2) Ooh, this is going to be a sensitive issue, but I really get bugged about couples who are obviously disproportionately good-looking to each other.  I have a theory that this current generation of teens and 20-somethings have an incredibly high ratio of great looking girls to average or not good looking guys, so they are forced to end up with one.  Hey, I'm superficial!  I know that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" but men will always be more concerned about how their girl looks than the other way around.

Holy crap! I couldn't agree more, on both points.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Smartypants1635 on January 2, 2006, 12:50 AM
i agree with u DP thos children should be spanked for pete sake my God wtf r u just goan ignor ur child until htere on pot 10 years alter i mean comon

second people who think ur wierd for buying action figures at age 15 just os u can " rip them apart" IE my Dad  ::)

third G@y @ss dumb shyts who dont even know me on my online game call me a stupid war loving american  ??? i mean wtf u dont even know me take a chill pill.

4th i was a camp counselar at my church and these people kept saying there children were 5 (minimum age is 5) but yet in reality only 3 or 4. whos' dumb enough to fall for that u have to hold ther hand and watch them every seocnd. there just looking for free babysitting. im nto gonna take that my God

5th frends who are god dang stupid and expect me to explian everything be it school or a book story plot duh pay attention and read the book.

6th Really stupid teenage drivers/street racers. in my state SLC /ryan knows about this
they have increasded the age to 18 to those born after 1991 but any way i have to wait till im 17 cause of the god Dang MOther F^ckers who have 20 crashes on 125 between fort collins and denver in 1 day i mean jeeese thanks alot >:(


Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Deanpaul on January 2, 2006, 08:22 AM
i agree with u DP thos children should be spanked for pete sake my God wtf r u just goan ignor ur child until htere on pot 10 years alter i mean comon


I'm not sure we're reading the same post... I agreed that people who called their pets kids and couples of disproportionate beauty were annoying.

I'm also on board that people who refer to me as my dog's "dad" when I have her out on a walk are annoying. Usually they're in a conversation with the dog at the time, so I have to interrupt to make the point.

While I think ignoring (actual) kids is also bad news, that wasn't what Daigo-Bah was bitching about.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on January 2, 2006, 09:45 AM
I'd like to consider myself a handsome fellow, at least in my girlfriends eyes. I get the boy girl ratio. For the longest while I didn't get it. I'd take a trip to the mall, and all these ugly guys would have supermodel looking girlfriends (and most of them were shallow, I'll bet) and it made no sense to me at all. In a word, frustrating.

Now my girl is a ton better looking than me, and that just adds to me trying to lose weight, clear up my skin, and such, so I look good with her.

Onto my peeves:

The average Wal*Mart parent. Now I don't mean the smart ones who keep their kids in the cart, or on a kiddie leash, or actually have raised their children to respect and fear other shoppers. No, I am speaking in fact, about the ones who let their little ***** go into the toy or electronic isles, to entertain themselves while the parents shop.

I've almost been hit by a 3 or 4 year old child each time I've gone to Wal*Mart. I can't peer into the display case because a pack of 8 kids is surrounding the nintendo DS floor model fighting over who gets to play it, with no supervising adult in sight.

Raise your kid right. If I did that bull when I was a kid, I'd have had my ass handed to me on a plate. All they usually get is a "C'mon Ty, mommy is done shopping. Let's go catch the bus." God forbid you say somthing about it too the parent, too...thats a whole seperate rant.

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Smartypants1635 on January 2, 2006, 03:42 PM
oops i read a post, ( it wasnt daigobahs)(whos was it?) about children running all over.
 Then I read urs  a min. later,( oops got it all messed up
in my head happens alot ::) oops  lol

oh and famine yeah u should have been at target the other day. This kid was grabbing every starwars fig in site( grabbing quads
 of ones he'd already grabbed) and put them in the cart then his mom comes up and tells him he can have 1 and he starts screaming. Not just wining screaming
I mean wake the dead screaming, the mom did nothing, just grabed a toy out of the basket and threw the extras on the floor. 
I wanted to yell shut the f*** up little boy, and you lady get a hold of him and then don't throw those on the grounds some of them might be
 mint. Collectors might love to have a mint figure ie me :-[ >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 2, 2006, 10:17 PM
Smartypants, PM sent.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Angry Ewok on January 2, 2006, 11:21 PM
It irritates me when lazy people slaughter the english language.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Reid on January 3, 2006, 12:01 AM
oops i read a post ( wasnt daigobahs)(whos was it?) about children running all ove then read urs  a min later oops got it all messed up
in my head happens alot ::) oops  lol

oh and famine yeah u should have been at target the other day. This kid was grabbing every starwars fig in site grabbing quads
 of ones he'd
already grabbed and put in the cart then his mom comes up and tells him he can have 1 and he starts screaming, not just wining screaming
i mean wake the dead screaming the mom did nothing just grabed a toy out of the basket and threw the extras on the floor.  I wanted to
yell shut the f up little boy and u lady get a hold of him raise him right and then dotn throw those on the grounds some of them might be
 mint. collectors might love to have a mint figure ie me :-[ >:( AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH   were was i oh yes AAAAAAAAAHHHHH
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.   im done 8)

Who typed that, a troll?
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Smartypants1635 on January 3, 2006, 07:39 PM
OK sorry guys, I have no excuse that would hold up to any of you. All i can say in my defense was, I was in a rush. I know that is no excuse,and I am sorry for my poor typing skills.  :-[ I know one thing though this is kinda ironic being this is the thread to express your annoyances, and i did the 1 thing u all hate. im am sorry for my behavior. ttyl guys smartypants out :-\
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 3, 2006, 09:02 PM
Much appreciated, smartypants.  :)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Smartypants1635 on January 3, 2006, 09:33 PM
np
 :-*  :Dlol
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Daigo-Bah on January 4, 2006, 11:06 AM
I thought of something else: for the past 2 years, I've been a graduate assistant to a professor of kinesiology, and have made a sorta reputation for tutoring his very difficult physiology class.  Well, most of the time, students would meet me as a group in the lab I called my office.  But twice before, 2 different female students asked if I could meet them at a coffee shop or bookstore near home and would pay a tutoring fee (sounds funny, but was completely legit: one girl was engaged, the other married, and they insisted on meeting and paying me).  Ok, so I go both times, and they had the nerve to bring along their guy who sits off to the side.  Now, I don't know if it's the girl's idea or the guy's, but either way it annoys me to no end.  You're going to request that I drive somewhere to meet you, and bring your guy?  Or, is he so insecure that he has to come along?  I'd much rather trust my girl to be professional about things and find out that she's not and leave her, than to follow her around all the time like a desperate puppy to insure nothing goes further with any male acquaintances.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 4, 2006, 11:41 AM
That sounds to me like a very insecure fiance/husband.  When my wife and I were still dating but living in separate cities because we went to different universities, I hung out with a lot of the women in my class, even went to the bar with them.  It wasn't a problem because she trusted me (and I never gave her a reason not to trust me).  It sounds like this guy would have a bird if that happened.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Slothus on January 4, 2006, 12:33 PM
It sounds like this guy would have a bird if that happened.

"have a bird"...really, Jesse like one would fly out of his rear-end?
What is that a Canadian/Jesse term ;)?
 
Seriously I don't like it when your talking to someone...your not even finished... and they say "wha?". THis just pisses me off because then they repeat your statement or finish your sentence when you try to repeat your self to them. So then the next obvious q is " If you knew then why say what in the first place?"  >:( My wife and son do this ALL the time..drives me crazy-well, at least my daughter isn't doing it. . .  . .yet. :P
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on January 4, 2006, 03:27 PM
D-B,   I would think that since you are meeting them out of the office, it's probably a good thing to have a witness... unfortunately, some women will accuse professors of inappropriate behaviour, etc, if they don't get the grades they desire, etc, etc...
Pet peeves-  Barium is the nastist thing to drink... and I'm only down my first cup :(  2 more to go...
Berry flavoured my butt...
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Slothus on January 4, 2006, 03:30 PM
yes, Barium, hate it...so they can xray you later to follow it traveling down your innards-pretty hard to swallow isn't it?
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on January 4, 2006, 03:41 PM
Pet peeves-  Barium is the nastist thing to drink... and I'm only down my first cup :(  2 more to go...
Berry flavoured my butt...

Yes --  then it's especially nice when they do a swallowing test with the barium -- they mix it with oatmeal, and peanut butter and a sorts of lovely food stuffs.   The thing is -- if you have a swallowing disorder, the barium infused food gets stuck in your throat -- yum!  Post pics Shannon! ;)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on January 4, 2006, 09:07 PM
Post pics of what exactly???  They can insert barium into places, too... and that's REALLY not fun... and you don't want pics, trust me...
At least they have internet in the waiting areas :)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Smartypants1635 on January 4, 2006, 09:52 PM
I had an upper GI which is where they make you drink barium as you all said.

Just so you all know your lucky only probably having to do this once, I've done it 6 times in 4 years >:(. Dumb a** doctors can't figure out if my NISSIN  FUNDOPLICATION (sp?)(some procedure, where they wrap your esophogus around your esophogus, to keep you from throwing up because of your relux; I had it done when I was 18 months old :o) is still intact because of my bad reflux disease :-\.

is that better, can u actually read it? ???
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on January 4, 2006, 10:28 PM
Post pics of what exactly???  They can insert barium into places, too... and that's REALLY not fun... and you don't want pics, trust me...
At least they have internet in the waiting areas :)

I was just being a smartass as usual ;D  Glad you have access to us while you're waiting.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on January 4, 2006, 11:04 PM
D-B,   I would think that since you are meeting them out of the office, it's probably a good thing to have a witness... unfortunately, some women will accuse professors of inappropriate behaviour, etc, if they don't get the grades they desire, etc, etc...
Pet peeves-  Barium is the nastist thing to drink... and I'm only down my first cup :(  2 more to go...
Berry flavoured my butt...


Uh, Barium sucks, I know.  But the alternative ain't much better.  Colonoscopy sounds a whole lot better than it feels.  Going in the other way ain't much fun either. 

The witness notion is sound advice, there are all manner of nutjobs out there, irrespective of gender.  I taught labs for five years during school and made sure I was never in a room alone, be it lab or office.  One girl came into my office and closed the door behind her :o  I nearly had a bird ;)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Scott on January 4, 2006, 11:09 PM
I did the Barium/swallow test thing the week my appendix almost blew up last year.  They thought my appendix was a barium clog in the Large Intestine.   :-X :-X :-X

I hvae pretty bad reflux as well
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Slothus on January 5, 2006, 02:59 AM
  One girl came into my office and closed the door behind her :o  I nearly had a bird ;)

What is that...... like a crow sized Boner because you were alone in a room with a woman, B?!
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: jadesfire on January 5, 2006, 04:35 PM
One girl came into my office and closed the door behind her :o I nearly had a bird ;)


It sounds like this guy would have a bird if that happened.

It seems like the Canadian's all have birds....what the hell is going on up there??? :-*
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on January 5, 2006, 05:48 PM
One girl came into my office and closed the door behind her :o I nearly had a bird ;)


It sounds like this guy would have a bird if that happened.


It seems like the Canadian's all have birds....what the hell is going on up there??? :-*

I've heard of people ******** a bird before........... :-\
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on January 5, 2006, 07:13 PM
Unforunately I've had six CT scans (with barium) since June... and two PET scans- but they only inject you with nucleur (SP?) stuff, same with the one lung scan...
and I'll probably have to have CT scans every 6 months for the rest of my life... :P
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on January 5, 2006, 07:31 PM
Unforunately I've had six CT scans (with barium) since June... and two PET scans- but they only inject you with nucleur (SP?) stuff, same with the one lung scan...
and I'll probably have to have CT scans every 6 months for the rest of my life... :P

Not fun Shannon. :'(  And damn, I thought my 3 spinal taps in one week in April sucked.......... :-\
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 5, 2006, 09:26 PM

It seems like the Canadian's all have birds....what the hell is going on up there??? :-*



I've heard of people ******** a bird before........... :-\


 >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on January 6, 2006, 11:19 PM
Unforunately I've had six CT scans (with barium) since June... and two PET scans- but they only inject you with nucleur (SP?) stuff, same with the one lung scan...
and I'll probably have to have CT scans every 6 months for the rest of my life... :P

Not fun Shannon. :'(  And damn, I thought my 3 spinal taps in one week in April sucked.......... :-\
That does suck, Tracy!   :'(  I'm sure spinal taps aren't a walk in the park, either... they don't sound like it. 
Yep, I can see what everyone is up to at JD while waiting to get my scan- kind of neat :)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ben on January 21, 2006, 03:20 AM
It snowed an inch or two here today, just enough to make a genuine mess out of everything and encourage every ******* with a sport utility vehicle to hit the roads. I got tailed from Waterloo all the way home to E'dale by some twat in a baby Hummer. Strangely, it wasn't foggy at all out, but the ****-for-brains had his fog lights on anyway. I figure he's hung like a zit, and has to ride the tails of small cars on slick roads for kicks. I mean, why else would you buy a vehicle like that? It's useless.

So, what did I do about this predicament? I gently tapped the brake pedal, just enough to turn the brake lights on, and I made the ************ swerve and go sideways. But he had it coming. Regardless of the four wheel drive you have, it ain't gonna help you stop any faster, so don't **** with the guy in the little Hyundai who's just had a really long ******* day and doesn't want to deal with your ****. I just wish he'd have gone into the ******* ditch, the *******.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ben on February 22, 2006, 12:59 PM
Ain't that a bitch? (http://us.gizmodo.com/gadgets/cellphones/car-crash-victims-arm-found-cellphone-intact-155708.php)

Am I wrong for having no sympathy at all for this woman?
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Slothus on February 22, 2006, 03:17 PM
Ain't that a bitch? (http://us.gizmodo.com/gadgets/cellphones/car-crash-victims-arm-found-cellphone-intact-155708.php)

Am I wrong for having no sympathy at all for this woman?

Was wondering when we would see a news clip of this somewhere...liked the guys post about dialing the cell phone to find the arm ;D. No, your not wrong II ;). I think it's better that she lived so her daughter could grow up to know whatta dumbass her mom is.

was the arm reattachable?
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Smartypants1635 on February 22, 2006, 08:08 PM
Most likely not because I know small digits are reatatchable but an arm, is seriously pushing it.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ben on February 24, 2006, 04:09 AM
Another thing I loathe- guitar store employees.

Just because you little twats wear girl's pants, wear "Van Halen Tour 1978" shirts ironically, and get to play with Taylor guitars all day doesn't make you the coolest thing on earth. Sure, you can probably play anything from Death Cab For Cutie's catalog, but I'll gamble you've never taken lessons from the University of Vai.

Yeah, I'm going to look at that Gibson Les Paul. Don't worry, I've handled a guitar or two in my day, I'm not going to break it.

And don't bother thanking me after making a purchase at your store, you *******. I may have only purchased a pack of Ernie Ball strings, but I at least deserve a 'thanks' or at least some acknowledgement of my existance besides taking the money out of my hands.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Clone Commander on February 24, 2006, 06:52 PM
Quote
Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!

One word... HASBRO!
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Guttersnipe on March 6, 2006, 03:56 PM
School Playgrounds.
Man, those places are like prison yards. You walk in and there are gangs of mothers grouped together sneering then looking up giving everyone who walks past the once over then it's back to the huddle.
By the time I walk out I'm damn near a quivvering wreck.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: stormie on March 6, 2006, 05:46 PM
If you don't have a child, what are you doing at a school playground? When I take my two daughters to the playground, you bet your butt I'm going to look suspiciously at anyone that's childless and lurking at a playground.

However, I will agree that sometimes those mommy groups are like gangs. Well-intentioned gangs.  :P
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Guttersnipe on March 7, 2006, 04:03 PM
If you don't have a child, what are you doing at a school playground? When I take my two daughters to the playground, you bet your butt I'm going to look suspiciously at anyone that's childless and lurking at a playground.

However, I will agree that sometimes those mommy groups are like gangs. Well-intentioned gangs.  :P

Did I say I didn't have a child?
No I didn't think I did, so you took it upon yourself to assume  that I don't and that my being there was for some other reason than dropping my kids off.
I have three children which is why I am sometimes there, not that I have to explain anything at all to you.
Just what are you implying with your post Stormie?

Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 7, 2006, 06:14 PM
I'm sure stormie's post was intended to be in good fun and in no way accusatory.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Daigo-Bah on March 7, 2006, 10:23 PM
Gah- you know what I really hate?  When you let someone in front of you (from a side street or parking lot) while driving, and the car behind them thinks they have a pass too.  They move quickly to get into the lane, then brake hard when they realize you were only letting in one car.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: stormie on March 8, 2006, 09:30 AM
Yeah, GS, I didn't mean for it to sound like I was accusing you of something. I wasn't sure of the context you were talking about, and since you didn't mention any kids, I just assumed (wrongly) that you were alone. But I wasn't accusing you of anything; I was poking a little bit of fun at it, too, because I often am the only dad at parks...surrounded by mommy groups. I just wasn't sure of the whole context of your peeve.  Sorry if my post came off that way.

Another peeve I have...the way the Internet twists benign little posts on message boards into inflammatory, hate-filled diatribes.  :P ;)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Slothus on March 8, 2006, 12:06 PM
I don't know what you're talking about
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: jadesfire on March 8, 2006, 12:53 PM
It's not really a pet peeve but I listen to a variety of music and during tax season I usually listen to cd's my son burned me (Metallica, Cold, Staind, Crossfade etc..) but I'll also throw in the Star Wars soundtrack or some Christina Aguilera .  I have had three coworkers comment on how my choice of music doesn't fit my age (and one guy said "I didn't know girls listened to hard rock").  WTF???  My AGE???  I am not trying to be "hip", I just like the beat of the music and whatever mood I am in is the choice of music I listen to.  Nothing more, nothing less.  A lot of people here listen to country music or Christian music.  I don't say anything to them about their choices (I don't see how anyone can listen to it for more than 5 minutes, but that's me) so leave me the hell alone.   Anyhow, it's not really a rant but I just find it odd that some people assume that your gender and/or age should have anything to do with your choice of music. ::)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Slothus on March 8, 2006, 12:55 PM
stereotypes and classifications...don't you hate it? :P
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Guttersnipe on March 8, 2006, 04:33 PM
Yeah, GS, I didn't mean for it to sound like I was accusing you of something. I wasn't sure of the context you were talking about, and since you didn't mention any kids, I just assumed (wrongly) that you were alone. But I wasn't accusing you of anything; I was poking a little bit of fun at it, too, because I often am the only dad at parks...surrounded by mommy groups. I just wasn't sure of the whole context of your peeve.  Sorry if my post came off that way.




OK, cool.
Thanks for straightening that out.  :)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Smartypants1635 on March 8, 2006, 04:37 PM
stereotypes and classifications...don't you hate it? :P
Yeah if someone finds out I'm a christian
they automatically assume im a perfect teenager who can't do wrong and acts holier than thow, or assume im gonna start throwing Jesus in their face. I hate people like that. ::) >:(

Oh and PETA people, "no more animal testing" they say, fine, screw you just go ahead and DIE by not using our medical advances, and leave us out of your insane rantings.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on March 8, 2006, 06:22 PM
stereotypes and classifications...don't you hate it? :P
Yeah if someone finds out I'm a christian
they automatically assume im a perfect teenager who can't do wrong and acts holier than thow, or assume im gonna start throwing Jesus in their face. I hate people like that. ::) >:(

Oh and PETA people, "no more animal testing" they say, fine, screw you just go ahead and DIE by not using our medical advances, and leave us out of your insane rantings.

How very Christian of you.........  ???
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on March 8, 2006, 09:40 PM
ROFL.

You rock.

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: dafoo on March 8, 2006, 10:54 PM
I LOVE "people for the eating of tasty animals!"
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Slothus on March 9, 2006, 03:55 AM
stereotypes and classifications...don't you hate it? :P
Yeah if someone finds out I'm a christian
they automatically assume im a perfect teenager who can't do wrong and acts holier than thow, or assume im gonna start throwing Jesus in their face. I hate people like that. ::) >:(

Oh and PETA people, "no more animal testing" they say, fine, screw you just go ahead and DIE by not using our medical advances, and leave us out of your insane rantings.

How very Christian of you.........  ???

I seriously hope that was aimed at SMPants....The highlighted is my actual quote ??? :(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ryan on March 9, 2006, 04:18 AM

Oh and PETA people, "no more animal testing" they say, fine, screw you just go ahead and DIE by not using our medical advances, and leave us out of your insane rantings.

If you are going to bash PETA, try to at least sound halfway intelligent while you do it.

EDITED: Because I sounded like an idiot. :-X
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Slothus on March 9, 2006, 10:07 AM
If you are going to bash PETA, try toat  least sound halfway intellegent while you do it.

He may do that when you can spell correctly :-*
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Smartypants1635 on March 9, 2006, 06:39 PM
NO, Ryan listen where does all of our medical testing come from? Animals, and they are against it. So there for they cannot use any vaccines, most drugs (RX mind you) and if they are diabetic they are screwed, they can't use insulin :o

And tamidala I'm not the perfect christian as I stated earlier, and I Don't "hate" people who assume that, I just don't like it when they think that, at least get to know me before you make you assumptions about me. ;) and I Just get pissed off when Peta people send my Dad's work place stupid hate mails because they sell meat. It makes me mad.
I appologize if I made anyone of you pissed off at me for speaking my mind.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ryan on March 9, 2006, 08:28 PM
If you are going to bash PETA, try toat  least sound halfway intellegent while you do it.

He may do that when you can spell correctly :-*

Pffft. It was right the first time then I edited it and apparently made up my own spelling for intelligent. :-[ :P

And Smarty I never said I support PETA, I absolutely despise PETA.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Smartypants1635 on March 9, 2006, 09:16 PM
dude, I never said you supported them either, you just said what I was saying didn't make sense. Sorry for any missunderstandings(sp) ryan, are we cool ??? 8)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: dafoo on March 11, 2006, 12:43 AM
My problem with PETA they'll show you testing done that's not for medical reasons and then say, "Don't support animal testing!"

Ok testing hair growth formulas and make-up I can do without, but cancer?
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: iFett on March 11, 2006, 06:36 AM
I hate people watchers.  Can't stand being stared at by other people for prolonged periods of time.  There's nothing fascintating or grotesque about me, just don't like eyes all over me.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on March 15, 2006, 11:40 PM
People who come into my shop and ask for Subway specials.

It does not say Subway (or Subwhay for that matter) above my door. If you want a Chicken Parm sub, or an Angus Steak Sub, go to Subway. Do not come in and ask for such things.

Bugs the hell out of me.

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Scott on March 16, 2006, 12:04 AM
Do you have Swheet Onhion sauhce there?

I was reminded of one today:

Peeing and getting the heebie jeebies >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on March 16, 2006, 06:52 AM
I was reminded of one today:

Peeing and getting the heebie jeebies >:(

As long as the seat is up when you do it :P
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: name on March 16, 2006, 10:54 AM
I thought if you had the heebie jeebies, you couldn't pee.

Either way, I'm pretty sure a that robust antibiotic will help out with that.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on April 5, 2006, 12:06 AM
Women.  >:(

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Dressel Rebel on April 5, 2006, 12:21 AM
Cross-dressers.  >:(

Dressel
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on April 5, 2006, 06:30 AM
Cross-dressers.  >:(

Dressel

Elaborate please.  :o
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Diddly on April 6, 2006, 05:26 PM
Have to rant a little bit, as some ******* Mexican (it's hard not to use the racist term right now, lol) backed into my car as I was backing out. I looked both ways, and it was 100% clear, and I have my friend as a witness to this. Suddenly I hear a wierd sound, like dropping a Rubbermaid case on the ground. This gangster mexican gets out of a jeep and starts harassing me and getting in my face about paying for his rims, and how I need to learn to drive. I was scared that he may had a knife or something, so I told him to back off, calm down, and that it was clear when I was backing up, so it was his fault if he wanted to try and do something. He left in a rage. Luckily my car is ok, except for a giant grease mark on the back right. I guess I hit his tire.

Now I know why insurance is so high, because of ******** like him! >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Clone Commander on April 6, 2006, 05:35 PM
Mr. Rogers...
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Reid on April 6, 2006, 06:50 PM
One thing that pisses me off is when I'm sitting with my family in church, and 30 minutes into the mass, a 12,000 member family walks over, and instead of sitting in the 5-6 completley empty pews near us, they choose to site in our pew. First, if you're going to be 30 minutes late to mass, don't come at all, and second, there are 10 empty pews around us. USE THEM.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: CHEWIE on April 8, 2006, 04:16 AM
I think my biggest pet peeves are -

(1) Negative people
(2) People who constantly complain/criticize others without offering ideas
(3) Lazy people who don't want to work, and want the government to take care of them
(4) Media bias
(5) Traffic jams
(6) Insomnia

  :)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Vator on April 8, 2006, 04:19 AM
Currently? My local National Weather Service's radar appearing as "unavailable". Of course, the timing is perfect, considering that the severe weather has just blown in.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Matt on April 24, 2006, 12:45 AM
Something that bothers me way more than simple spelling errors are people that can't seem to discern the differences between homophones.  For example:

they're/their/there
to/too/two
our/are
you're/your

I'm sure there are others that I'm forgetting, but those seem to be the most common.

And then there's this:

"could of" instead of "could have"
"would of" instead of "would have"
"should of" instead of "should have"

"I should of gone to the park yesterday."  THINK ABOUT THIS, PEOPLE.  "SHOULD OF" DOES NOT MAKE ANY ******* SENSE.

I don't know if the people who use this horrible grammar are doing so out of sheer laziness, or if they're just uneducated, but either way, it makes them look like morons.

Ah, the things that spellcheck doesn't catch. . .

Let's see if I can put my money where my mouth is:

The Commonly Confused Words Test (http://www.okcupid.com/tests/take?testid=14457200288064322170)

Results:

Quote
English Genius

You scored 100% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 100% Advanced, and 80% Expert!

You did so extremely well, even I can't find a word to describe your excellence! You have the uncommon intelligence necessary to understand things that most people don't. You have an extensive vocabulary, and you're not afraid to use it properly! Way to go!

Anyone else want to try?

Matt Birchall, English Genius





Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Scott on April 24, 2006, 12:57 AM
No surprise to me:

Advanced
You scored 92% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 53% Expert! 

You have an extremely good understanding of beginner, intermediate, and advanced level commonly confused English words, getting at least 75% of each of these three levels' questions correct. This is an exceptional score. Remember, these are commonly confused English words, which means most people don't use them properly. You got an extremely respectable score.
Thank you so much for taking my test. I hope you enjoyed it!
 
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: BillCable on April 24, 2006, 01:25 AM
One thing that pisses me off is when I'm sitting with my family in church, and 30 minutes into the mass, a 12,000 member family walks over, and instead of sitting in the 5-6 completley empty pews near us, they choose to site in our pew. First, if you're going to be 30 minutes late to mass, don't come at all, and second, there are 10 empty pews around us. USE THEM.

My parents visited a Church for Mass once while on vacation.  They sat in a random row in the back of the Church.  In walks an old woman.  She stood there, beside the pew, silent, and waited until my parents got up and moved to a different pew.  She didn't even look at them... just stood there in the aisle and waited.  I guess they sat in the same seat she's been in for years.   ;D
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on April 24, 2006, 08:09 AM
Advanced
You scored 92% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 66% Expert! 
You have an extremely good understanding of beginner, intermediate, and advanced level commonly confused English words, getting at least 75% of each of these three levels' questions correct. This is an exceptional score. Remember, these are commonly confused English words, which means most people don't use them properly. You got an extremely respectable score.
Thank you so much for taking my test. I hope you enjoyed it!

Hmmm, I had hoped to score better in the Expert category since its one of my Pet Peeves.  My newspaper man father will get a chuckle out of my score.... ::)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: stormie on April 24, 2006, 10:39 AM
English Genius
You scored 100% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 100% Advanced, and 86% Expert!
You did so extremely well, even I can't find a word to describe your excellence! You have the uncommon intelligence necessary to understand things that most people don't. You have an extensive vocabulary, and you're not afraid to use it properly! Way to go!

That "86% Expert" threw me until I looked at the answer key...different point amounts for different answers (still seems like it doesn't calculate, though). My one "wrong" answer was the while, awhile, for a while choice. I think I still have it burned into my brain that "all of the above" is not a correct answer...ever.

It helps that my job involves finding other people's mistakes.

I is a editor.  :P
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Slothus on April 24, 2006, 11:44 AM
LOL--I missed the easy ones, but was impressed with my expert score, I got:

You scored 78% Beginner, 92% Intermediate, 86% Advanced, and 86% Expert! 
You did so extremely well, even I can't find a word to describe your excellence! You have the uncommon intelligence necessary to understand things that most people don't. You have an extensive vocabulary, and you're not afraid to use it properly! Way to go! 
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on April 24, 2006, 12:04 PM
Cool test, thanks MWB:

English Genius
You scored 92% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 93% Expert! 

You did so extremely well, even I can't find a word to describe your excellence! You have the uncommon intelligence necessary to understand things that most people don't. You have an extensive vocabulary, and you're not afraid to use it properly! Way to go! 

Sadly it doesn't indicate where my errors were.  I'd have liked to know where they were so that I could correct them.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Slothus on April 24, 2006, 01:37 PM
that bothered me about the test too. How else can we learn? Nice scores Brent...interestingly same comment line as mine..makes me wonder if I picked all the wrong answers if it still says that comment.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Reid on April 24, 2006, 02:59 PM
My results:

You scored 71% Beginner, 57% Intermediate, 60% Advanced, and 46% Expert! 

This score does not reflect an inability to converse intelligibly, but it does, however, reflect your inability to determine the proper spelling and/or uses of many commonly confused words of the English language. There is no reason to feel bad though. They are commonly confused, so you're not the only one! 

****. I bombed.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Matt on April 24, 2006, 03:32 PM
Yeah, I don't like the way the answer key is set up, either.  The point system is weird, as is having to go to a whole 'nother page, and then you can't tell which specific ones you missed, etc. 

Question for Stormie:

May we English Geniuses Can us English Geniusii Is this something that would be appropriate to put on a resume?

"April 2006 - Was found to be an English Genius in Internet grammar quiz"
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jeff on April 24, 2006, 03:38 PM
Sew, I just taked the english quiz and hear where my results!

Advanced
You scored 100% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 86% Expert! 

Not to brag or any thing, but all my friends say that I am the best english and grammer guy that they no.   ;)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Deanpaul on April 24, 2006, 03:46 PM
Sew, I just taked the english quiz and hear where my results!

Advanced
You scored 100% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 86% Expert! 

Not to brag or any thing, but all my friends say that I am the best english and grammer guy that they no.   ;)


[Insert comparison joke to current President here]
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Slothus on April 24, 2006, 06:24 PM
Agreed, NS
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: name on April 24, 2006, 07:36 PM
Quote
You scored 92% Beginner, 92% Intermediate, 100% Advanced, and 86% Expert! 
You did so extremely well, even I can't find a word to describe your excellence! You have the uncommon intelligence necessary to understand things that most people don't. You have an extensive vocabulary, and you're not afraid to use it properly! Way to go! 

I used to teach English. 

I missed hearty/hardy on beginner, paid/payed on intermediate, and I missed the all of the above (select a while) on the Expert.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: stormie on April 25, 2006, 09:20 AM
Question for Stormie:

May we English Geniuses Can us English Geniusii Is this something that would be appropriate to put on a resume?

"April 2006 - Was found to be an English Genius in Internet grammar quiz"

I'm not sure about if it's appropriate for a resume, but I'm sure as heck putting it in my annual performance review. My face-to-face meeting with my director will probably go something like this, "Yes, I know I've been letting a lot of data errors squirt by lately, but if I may refer you to www.okcupid.com and it's corresponding answer key at http://shortredhead78.blogspot.com/, you'll see I'm more than qualified for this position. You see, according to this shortredhead person, I'm an English Genius."
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Nathan on May 1, 2006, 01:47 PM
Quote
English Genius

You scored 92% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 100% Advanced, and 80% Expert!

You did so extremely well, even I can't find a word to describe your excellence! You have the uncommon intelligence necessary to understand things that most people don't. You have an extensive vocabulary, and you're not afraid to use it properly! Way to go!

Dammit, I'd hoped I'd do higher. :-\
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Smartypants1635 on May 2, 2006, 10:16 PM
Well I did better than "Hunter of the Pegs"   :P but barely  :-X
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Nathan on May 3, 2006, 02:28 PM
Minivans still piss me off. Having the kindergarten soccer team aboard does not entitle you to drive 10 mph below the speed limit in the left lane of the interstate. >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ryan on May 3, 2006, 04:36 PM
Well I did better than "Hunter of the Pegs" :P but barely :-X

Somehow that doesn't supprise me. ::)


Quote
English Genius
You scored 100% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 93% Expert! 
You did so extremely well, even I can't find a word to describe your excellence! You have the uncommon intelligence necessary to understand things that most people don't. You have an extensive vocabulary, and you're not afraid to use it properly! Way to go!
Thank you so much for taking my test. I hope you enjoyed it!
 

I get lots of practice, I've had three different term papers due in the last week. So I suppose that makes sense.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Reid on May 3, 2006, 05:12 PM
Well I did better than "Hunter of the Pegs" :P but barely :-X

Somehow that doesn't supprise me. ::)



 >:( >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on May 3, 2006, 06:23 PM
LMFAO. ;D :D

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Starbee on May 11, 2006, 09:37 AM
Wet towels on beds have always irritated me.

People who use the toilet and then don't flush.

Not using the trash can when it is w/in 5 feet of you.

People who call you a misbehaving whore in their signature line just because they can't get over the fact you once slept w/ their boyfriend- when they weren't even a couple.


Hey Starbee here.  Just made myself a member and am very new at this web stuff.  Wet towels are an annoying thing.  Why?  I just don't get the logic.  Someting that is for sure my altimate pet peeve is when there seems to be no right place for things.  I hate it when people just leave **** lying around. Just ******* put it away. Is it really that difficult.   

I hate going into a public bathroom and seeing someone elses **** in the toilet.  So digusting.   By the way can anyone tell me, how you get those cool looking charater photos?  Be patient with me, I'll need a lot of help.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Mikey D on May 11, 2006, 11:00 AM
****.  *******.

See, we can swear here (just turn off your swear filter).  No need to type "****" or "*******" (a pet peeve of mine by the way)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Smartypants1635 on May 11, 2006, 08:11 PM
HMMM i did better, maybe paying attention in english is good. :P

You have a good understanding of intermediate and advanced commonly confused English words, getting at least 75% of the intermediate and advanced level questions correct. The puzzling part of your test result is the fact that you only answered 75% or less correct in the beginner section. Fascinating.

But whats weird i did bad in easy???!!?!
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on May 11, 2006, 10:35 PM
But whats weird i did bad in easy???!!?!

There you have it folks. Americas youth. :-\

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Slothus on May 12, 2006, 12:24 AM
wait....who's 21? Oh..America's youth, forgot. 8)
Title: Things that piss you off!
Post by: Starbee on May 12, 2006, 10:42 AM
Things that really boil my blood are as follows:

People in the mall who tell you how to dicipline your children when they are having tempertantrums
(most parents know that the best way to deal with unwanted tantrums is to ignor them)

When tantrums occur I can only firstly hope they don't last long, second, interupting a tantrum can have severe backdrafts,and thirdly, ignorring the behavior tells the child that you will not give in to the brattyness that has taken over them.

So for all you non-parent people, heed my words,  raising non- tempertantrum children is not an easy task, it takes a lot of patience and all consistancy.  Oh and not all parents are the same.

From one mother to another keep both eyes on your children so they aren't running wild and putting their snotty hands in the bulk candy bins.  YUCK! 

Things that piss me off about drivers is:

Yes a lot of the drivers now don't use their signals.  I think it might have something to do with other drivers speeding up when they see you trying to change lanes.  But still there is no excuse besides lazyness.

It frustrates me to no end when people don't drive the speed limit.  It's sad to say but most of the time it's elderly people and if by chance it isn't then that person has driving issues.

What annoys me the most is when the driver in front of you is constantly using his brakes.  Hello!  The driver in front of you is ten car lengths away.  Man that's annoying.

People who think they own the road and you need to heed to them.  (Annoying)

Things that piss me off about shoppers:

People who place their cart smack dab in the middle of the lane, like they own the store.

People who don't hold the door open, especially when they can obviously see you coming in that direction.

People who check their receipt, to see for mistakes and block the exit.

I think that's good for now.

Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on May 12, 2006, 12:39 PM
wait....who's 21? Oh..America's youth, forgot. 8)

*is 19 untill tommorow.*

He's 15 years old, yet can't form a comprehendible sentence. I know he can type correctly if he'd take his time, I've seen him do so.

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Smartypants1635 on May 12, 2006, 06:10 PM
 :-\ Ouch, that hurt man, and was completely uncalled for, that last post was fine. >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JesseVader08 on May 12, 2006, 07:22 PM
Chill out guys. 

I'd hate to have to bring out my Hammer of Moderation and slap you bitches silly.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jesse James on May 12, 2006, 10:48 PM
****.  *******.

See, we cann'  swear here (just turn off your swear filter).  No need to type "****" or "*******" (a pet peeve of mine by the way)
Starbee;  I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that it was inappropriate to use vulgar language, rude boy.  Anyway why does it bother you so much?  Isn't the whole point of this forum to speak your mind the way you want. What now your trying to put a limitation on me, like I'm a child.  That's annoying!

For the record Starbee, we have a swear filter in place here at JediDefender if people want to use it...  If not, that's their perogative to filter out the bad language as well, so the ****'s replacing words isn't necessary if you're intending a swear word, is what people are saying I believe...  Swear or don't is the point, but typing ****'s isn't gonna fly too well I think with people here...  Free to choose to swear or not though, and people are free to view it or not...  Our only restriction on swearing is that we reserve the right to clamp down on it when we feel people use it gratuitously, with no real rhyme or reason...  That's up to us to change if we want to though.

So please, by all means type out words as you intend them, not symbols.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: jadesfire on May 13, 2006, 02:53 PM
People that don't have the balls to say things to your face.  Trust me, if I tell you off by email, postcard, airplane sign or highway billboard - I'll say the same thing to your face.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JesseVader08 on May 13, 2006, 03:28 PM
Is there a particular story to tell Beth?
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 13, 2006, 04:53 PM
Annoying, not so fun fact. Given a precedent of the last two years of my wife's annual raise verses heath insurance premium increase, 4% vs 60% per year respectively, in seven years, her monthly income will be less than 0.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Slothus on May 13, 2006, 08:54 PM
People that don't have the balls to say things to your face.  Trust me, if I tell you off by email, postcard, airplane sign or highway billboard - I'll say the same thing to your face.

Yes I totally agree..as I will tell it to their face as well, but... I didn't know you had balls too Beth :-X?

 ;D

Like Jesse said can I hear a story too is there is one?

Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jediknight760071 on May 14, 2006, 06:37 AM
Annoying, not so fun fact. Given a precedent of the last two years of my wife's annual raise verses heath insurance premium increase, 4% vs 60% per year respectively, in seven years, her monthly income will be less than 0.

Yea...that blows. :)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JesseVader08 on May 14, 2006, 12:41 PM
Employers that don't have kids.  My daughter was up all night puking, and is pale as a sheet this morning. 

#1.  My boss refuses to cover my shift for me today.  She doesn't have kids so she apparently has no idea what it's like to stress over your childing puking her guts out.  **** her.

#2.  My wife's boss scheduled her to work today.  On Mother's Day.  There are 4 men at work and 1 woman, my wife.  And he picks her to work today.  So not only does she not get to spend the day with our daughter, she can't even be at home for our sick daughter.  **** him.

The good thing is I have 2 weeks of work left and I'm done this job.  Nothing will make me happier than moving out of this ****hole town (oh, and selling my house too).

The world is full of ********.  I guess I should just accept it.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Starbee on May 15, 2006, 09:30 AM
****.  *******.

See, we cann'  swear here (just turn off your swear filter).  No need to type "****" or "*******" (a pet peeve of mine by the way)
Starbee;  I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that it was inappropriate to use vulgar language, rude boy.  Anyway why does it bother you so much?  Isn't the whole point of this forum to speak your mind the way you want. What now your trying to put a limitation on me, like I'm a child.  That's annoying!

For the record Starbee, we have a swear filter in place here at JediDefender if people want to use it...  If not, that's their perogative to filter out the bad language as well, so the ****'s replacing words isn't necessary if you're intending a swear word, is what people are saying I believe...  Swear or don't is the point, but typing ****'s isn't gonna fly too well I think with people here...  Free to choose to swear or not though, and people are free to view it or not...  Our only restriction on swearing is that we reserve the right to clamp down on it when we feel people use it gratuitously, with no real rhyme or reason...  That's up to us to change if we want to though.

So please, by all means type out words as you intend them, not symbols.

Thanks Jesse I guess I thought that I had to put those in myself.  That's why I took offence Mikey D.  Sorry I took it so personal.  I get like that sometimes, don't take it personal.  Hey, Mikey D, I see that you took on the name rude boy under your picture.  Good way to lighten up issue.  Ha, Ha.  I'm such as bitch sometimes.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Starbee on May 15, 2006, 01:56 PM
"On the hunt" peeves:

  • When you find a brand new figure or two hanging on the pegs, and you realize that you most likely just missed out on a much bigger score by not going to that store just a little earlier (yeah, I'm a glass is half empty kinda guy - what of it?!  :-*)
  • When you carefully place your figures on the conveyer belt, only to have the clumsy cashier try to stack a few up to scan, and of course wind up dropping several of them 4 feet down onto the floor.  Sure, I'll just use those formerly MOMC figures for my "loose" collection.  Thanks moron.   >:(
  • When you unexpectedly stumble across such a huge figure score, but didn't anticipate needing an actual cart, so you try to pile up 15 figures in your arms ('cause it's not safe to run all the way back up to the front of the store for a cart!), only to wind up dropping one or two on the floor yourself!   ::)  IDIOT!   :-\
And then there's this always enjoyable conversation that irritates the living crap out of me EVERY single time it happens at my favorite fast food joints:

At In-N-Out:

Me: Hi, I'd just like a Double-double.  That's all.

Idiot: Would you like the combo?

Me:  No.  Just the Double-double.

Idiot:  Would you like a drink with that?

Me:  NO!   >:(  Just... the... Double-double...!!!   >:(   >:(   >:(

Me (in my head):  What the f'n hell part of "No", "just" and "that's all" are you having so much trouble understanding exactly, you freaking moron?!?!?   >:(

Feel free to substitute Taco Bell, KFC, Jack in the Crack, Burger King, or any other fast food place in there instead, and you get the identical results 90% of the time.  And you wonder why they call me Bulky Blocky...   ::)   :P

I 'll never understand how the idiots get the job when they can't even hear the word "no".
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Starbee on May 15, 2006, 02:12 PM
[quote author=Master  Chief link=topic=1298.msg19699#msg19699 date=1056557218


People who brings babies with them.

People who brings down a baby stroller in a tight space place.


Well some parents don't have a choice but tu take their children everywhere.  Think how they feel.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Matt on May 15, 2006, 02:14 PM
One of my pet peeves is when people respond to three-year-old posts as if they were made yesterday.

(I miss you, Master Chef.)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: jjks on May 15, 2006, 03:38 PM
What about people that copy an entire post when quoting and then only reference only a small portion of said post in their reply? That chaps my hide.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Slothus on May 15, 2006, 08:15 PM
Was he a cook or a chief? why was he banned?
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on May 15, 2006, 08:28 PM
When someone calls your house and the conversation goes as follows:

Me:  "Hello"
Caller:  "Who is this?"
Me:  "I'm sorry, but you called me.  Who is this?"
Caller:  *click*

Excuse me, but if you call my phone, then you need to identify yourself, or at least say hello -- not demand to know who answered my phone  ::)  *******.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Scott on May 16, 2006, 12:34 AM
I hate the people who have those little sports flags waving in their signatures ::)

(http://ideaspot.net/flags/Big_10/small/minnesota-sm.gif)(http://ideaspot.net/nhl/northwest/small/wild1-sm.gif)(http://ideaspot.net/mlb/AL_Central/small/twins2-sm.gif)(http://ideaspot.net/nba/northwest/small/minne1-sm.gif)
(http://ideaspot.net/wnba/western/small/lynx1-sm.gif)(http://ideaspot.net/nfl/NFC_North/small/vik1-sm.gif)(http://ideaspot.net/nfl/NFC_North/small/nopack-sm.gif)(http://ideaspot.net/world/countriesuz/small/usa-sm.gif)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Starbee on May 16, 2006, 07:41 AM
What about people that copy an entire post when quoting and then only reference only a small portion of said post in their reply? That chaps my hide.

What is this, pick on the new comer week.  All I get is crap from you guys.  I guess I'll tell you again, it'll take me a while to get used to this forum stuff.  This is the very first forum, on any internet site I've ever been on, so have some patience man.  I'm still learning.  Give a girl a break.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Starbee on May 16, 2006, 07:44 AM
One of my pet peeves is when people respond to three-year-old posts as if they were made yesterday.

(I miss you, Master Chef.)
:-\

It's all new to me man.  Be patient I'll get the hang of it, though it doesn't help when people are constantly pick at me like I'm bird seed.  (Pet peeve of mine by the way)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Slothus on May 16, 2006, 11:29 AM
Well..go ahead, pick on someone else then, I'm Batha fodder/bird seed for you so join the team and peck at me!

How do I really know you are female anyway :-X? ...prove it? Pics ;D?
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Starbee on May 16, 2006, 03:45 PM
Oh, hi, it's you again.  How can I prove that I'm female.  What can I tell you, you'll just have to take that chance.   Oh here's an idea you can look at my jedi apprentice info, I'm sure that will tell you something.  Sorry don't know how to put picture on yet.   Are you a Gallactica Fan?  I kind of look like Starbuck.  Short hair and all.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on May 17, 2006, 01:02 PM
People who just don't get it ::)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Matt on May 17, 2006, 01:20 PM
Are you a Gallactica Fan?  I kind of look like Starbuck.  Short hair and all.

That's. . .  odd.

(http://mitglied.lycos.de/ussglory/star/auto047a.jpg)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Starbee on May 17, 2006, 01:25 PM
Ha Ha.  That's Battlestar Gallactica.  But very funny indeed.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Matt on May 17, 2006, 01:28 PM
Hey, don't get me wrong--Dirk Benedict is a good-looking man.  I mean, the A-Team didn't call him "Face" for nothing.

But if I was a woman, I don't know that I'd go around saying I looked like a man, no matter how handsome he was, that's all.

Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Starbee on May 17, 2006, 01:56 PM
Hey if I wanted to say that I looked like a man, it wouldn't be to look like Dirk.  I would say I looked like Ewan Mcgreggor.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Slothus on May 17, 2006, 02:45 PM
Ewe...I mean, oh
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Starbee on May 17, 2006, 03:36 PM
Know what's annoying.  When people help you and then, say your annoying.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ryan on May 17, 2006, 06:42 PM
Know what's annoying. When people help you and then, say your annoying.


Something that bothers me way more than simple spelling errors are people that can't seem to discern the differences between homophones. For example:

they're/their/there
to/too/two
our/are
you're/your

I'm sure there are others that I'm forgetting, but those seem to be the most common.

The Commonly Confused Words Test (http://www.okcupid.com/tests/take?testid=14457200288064322170)


*Cough*

That also happens to be one of mine. I suppose I can excuse it if Dirk Benedict said it though...
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Starbee on May 18, 2006, 07:53 AM
Ya, sorry that's just something that happens to me often, when I'm typing fast and don't check.   Dirk Benidict, hahahahaha.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Matt on May 26, 2006, 01:25 AM
One of the (many) things that irritates me is people who decide to lively-up their personal websites with their favorite songs, which (of course) start automatically playing as soon as they're loaded.

This was a popular thing to do about ten years ago, when the internet really took off, only then it was usually with MIDI files.  And it was kind of neat the first time you visited a page like that.  "Hey, it's playing 'When You Wish Upon a Star'!" at a Disney fansite or whatever, but the novelty soon wore off, oh, after about the third time. 

It died off for a few years, but it's had a resurgence in the form of MySpace.  Seems that every other MySpace page I come across bombards me with it's owner's favorite song of the moment within a matter of seconds.  I usually can't click the stop button fast enough. 

And this is to say nothing of the music itself, some of which is fine, and stuff I actually own and enjoy.  Of course, a lot of it is crap.  But it's not really about the music--it's about the intrusion.  Don't get me wrong--it's totally cool to enjoy music, and to want to share it with other people.  Share your Clay Aiken song all you want, but let the people make the decision of whether they want to hear it or not.  For the love of Pete, don't make the decision for them! 

It's totally rude, and disrespectful of your audience.

(http://img162.exs.cx/img162/2441/dacagrumpy20old20man6nf.jpg)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Starbee on May 26, 2006, 07:44 AM
People who Litter

People who Don't keep their lawn to neighbourhood standard.

People who can't drive

People who Smoke while pushing a baby stroller (so trashy)

People who smoke cigs and Mary Jane during pregnancy

People who listen to Clay Aiken.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Nirvana on May 26, 2006, 02:50 PM
People who can't drive

I can't drive.  >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Smartypants1635 on May 26, 2006, 04:02 PM
Yeah, Thanks alot there are a bunch of us youths who cannot drive yet.

I get what you mean I was just meesin' with yah.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JesseVader08 on May 26, 2006, 04:25 PM
One of my pet peeves these days:

(http://www.enduringvision.com/archives/war.jpg)

The man is seriously ****** in the head.  ::)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Starbee on May 26, 2006, 04:41 PM
hehehehe.  Tom Cruise is a joke.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Matt on May 26, 2006, 04:46 PM
The man is seriously ****** in the head.  ::)

His head's not the only place he's been seriously ******. . .

Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Starbee on May 26, 2006, 04:54 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Starbee on May 27, 2006, 10:49 PM
When complete strangers tell you how you should raise you kids >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Angry Ewok on May 29, 2006, 04:26 PM
Tom Cruise is so hot.

For me today, though, only one word can adequately detail the pain, suffering, annoyance, discomfort, etc. that I'm going through...

Barium Sulfate.

Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JesseVader08 on May 29, 2006, 04:31 PM
Barium Sulfate.


My condolences.  :-\
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Starbee on May 29, 2006, 04:38 PM
sorry about that dude.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on May 29, 2006, 04:39 PM
Mmmm, chalky.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Smartypants1635 on May 29, 2006, 05:48 PM
 :-X Barium god i hate that stuff 7 upper G I's and i still cant get it down. :-X
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ben on May 30, 2006, 11:43 PM
People who pass out food in their minivans at the window in the drive-thru. Can't you go forward twenty feet and then pass out the food to your rugrats?
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Slothus on May 31, 2006, 10:45 AM
No, I can't :-X
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ryan on May 31, 2006, 08:00 PM
Cops on power trips.

 >:(  >:(  >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Reid on May 31, 2006, 08:41 PM
7-Eleven cashiers who lecture about the bad qualities of Jolt Gum. Screw them, I still bought it anyway.

 :P
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: iFett on May 31, 2006, 10:50 PM
No, I can't :-X

Why not??  I'm usually in a hurry when I'm at a drive thru and I find it inconsiderate of others behind you.  No I don't want to start an agrument Jim, just an explanation.  ;)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Slothus on June 1, 2006, 01:01 PM
Actually it's safer to dole out the food,drinks before starting driving.
You know what? It also makes sense(only takes once to learn) to check everything(the food order received) before leaving since the minimum wage employees tend to make mistakes. By handing out the food you can check your order at the same time and let the window attendant know something is incorrect-not doing this causes a large time delay(parking,getting everyone out of car-(I'm not a leave the kids in car parent),going in restaurant, getting order fixed,getting everyone else back in car ect. My concern is my families first, other folks come second-that's just the way it is. When I was single being considerate to others was more do-able since there was no one else(family) to be considerate for first. Besides...it never takes me more than 60 seconds to pass all the food out/check the order anyway. What's an average Drive-thru wait time(ordering,waiting,paying ect)? Is it like 5-7 minutes? I don't get concerned adding 1 minute to someone else's time table-conversely, I don't get pissed when I see another person in front of me doing the same thing adding a minute or 2 to my wait.  :)

How did Jim get added to this discussion?

I know your not fighting me-just adding your 2 cents..it's cool-this was my 20 cents. 8)

--The DS (Jon)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on June 1, 2006, 01:10 PM
Well I'll start an argument, I like doing that. ;D

The drive-thru is a manifestation of fast food.  Key words: Fast Food.  That means you're supposed to get in there in the line, order your food, pay for it, pick it up and get a move on.  

In my utopic view of the world, that definition includes but is not limited to:

1. You aren't allowed to look at the menu for more than 30 seconds and that's pushing it.  If your mental capacity is so minimal you can't recall what's on the menu at the fast food places, go inside and look at your leisure.  Get the **** out of my way.

2. You aren't allowed to ask what comes in a meal at the order window or speaker box.  If you're too stupid to know it's fries and a drink by default, go inside.  Yes, many places offer options, familiarize yourself before ******* up the rest of us in a hurry.  Don't ask the staff questions, you're lucky if they're marginally conscious.

3. Do not give out food in the line.  Get your food, move your ass.  Simple enough, isn't it?  Your kids will wait without perishing.  It might do them some good to not get everything they ask for immediately for a change.  Hell, they might learn the world wasn't created to respond to their every beck and call.  That real world **** that'll kick them in the balls stuff that comes after high school, y'know?  If a minute isn't a conern to you, get the **** out of the drive through lane and go inside, you're in no hurry, I am.

4. Expect them to **** up your order.  These are a bunch of kids that have been told they're great and equal and have never been challenged in their life.  They're apathetic and apoplectic at the thought of actually having to do something for money.  They are, quite frankly, in a state of shock, because they deserve something better even though they have no skills, no real aptitude, no experience.  But they are entitled, just ask them.

5.  No special orders.  I'd much prefer a quarter pounder without cheese, but y'know what?  That's a special order and will bung up everything for me and everyone behind me.  Suck it up or go inside.  Consideration people, think about it.  While you're at it, the stick on your steering column is called a signal light.  You won't need it in the drive through line, but try it later, just for ***** and giggles.  

6.  The food sucks.  You know this, expect it.  This is not high quality food, it's marginal at best.  It's called fast food and could be called crap food but for the negative connotations.  You're not eating well and you're likely to gain weight.  Realize this.  At the same time, don't believe bull**** like Supersize Me.  If you eat 5000 calories a day at Subway your ass will be huge as well and you'll probably want to vomit all over Jared (the one at Subway, not here).  Yeah, the fat content might end up being lower, but your sorrry ass  is going to get gigantic.  

7.  Summary.  Fast food.  Think about what it says.  If you're not in a hurry, get the **** out of the line.  
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Matt on June 1, 2006, 01:23 PM
I agree with The DS.

After getting your order, it's just too much hassle to pull up a car length or two to check your order, which would let the people behind you get their food.

**** 'em.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on June 1, 2006, 01:57 PM
Lazy, inconsiderate prick.  Any minimal amount of respect I had for you is gone, long, long, gone. 

I reiterate: inconsiderate prick.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Slothus on June 1, 2006, 01:58 PM
 ;D

well, heh I guess when I age alot more 1 more minute MAY become more important to me, as of right now? **** 'em :-*
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: ruiner on June 1, 2006, 02:01 PM
Well I'll start an argument, I like doing that. ;D

The drive-thru is a manifestation of fast food.  Key words: Fast Food.  That means you're supposed to get in there in the line, order your food, pay for it, pick it up and get a move on. 

In my utopic view of the world, that definition includes but is not limited to:

1. You aren't allowed to look at the menu for more than 30 seconds and that's pushing it.  If your mental capacity is so minimal you can't recall what's on the menu at the fast food places, go inside and look at your leisure.  Get the **** out of my way.

2. You aren't allowed to ask what comes in a meal at the order window or speaker box.  If you're too stupid to know it's fries and a drink by default, go inside.  Yes, many places offer options, familiarize yourself before ******* up the rest of us in a hurry.  Don't ask the staff questions, you're lucky if they're marginally conscious.

3. Do not give out food in the line.  Get your food, move your ass.  Simple enough, isn't it?  Your kids will wait without perishing.  It might do them some good to not get everything they ask for immediately for a change.  Hell, they might learn the world wasn't created to respond to their every beck and call.  That real world **** that'll kick them in the balls stuff that comes after high school, y'know? If a minute isn't a conern to you, get the **** out of the drive through lane and go inside, you're in no hurry, I am.

4. Expect them to **** up your order.  These are a bunch of kids that have been told they're great and equal and have never been challenged in their life.  They're apathetic and apoplectic at the thought of actually having to do something for money.  They are, quite frankly, in a state of shock, because they deserve something better even though they have no skills, no real aptitude, no experience.  But they are entitled, just ask them.

5.  No special orders.  I'd much prefer a quarter pounder without cheese, but y'know what?  That's a special order and will bung up everything for me and everyone behind me.  Suck it up or go inside.  Consideration people, think about it.  While you're at it, the stick on your steering column is called a signal light.  You won't need it in the drive through line, but try it later, just for ***** and giggles. 

6.  The food sucks.  You know this, expect it.  This is not high quality food, it's marginal at best.  It's called fast food and could be called crap food but for the negative connotations.  You're not eating well and you're likely to gain weight.  Realize this.  At the same time, don't believe bull**** like Supersize Me.  If you eat 5000 calories a day at Subway your ass will be huge as well and you'll probably want to vomit all over Jared (the one at Subway, not here).  Yeah, the fat content might end up being lower, but your sorrry ass  is going to get gigantic. 

7.  Summary.  Fast food.  Think about what it says.  If you're not in a hurry, get the **** out of the line. 

This information should be included in every new car sold today.  You know that spot on the flipside of your sun visor?  That's where it should go.

Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on June 1, 2006, 02:03 PM
;D

well, heh I guess when I age alot more 1 more minute MAY become more important to me, as of right now? **** 'em :-*

Inconsiderate prick #2.  

Slothus and Tarkin up in a tree
K-I-S-S-I-N-G...


You clowns don't use turn signals either, do you?  Too much trouble to move your hand out of your crotch and be considerate of others, right? :-*
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Post by: Matt on June 1, 2006, 02:05 PM
Lazy, inconsiderate prick.

Dude, I don't have any more room in my subnic for all that stuff.

 >:(

Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Slothus on June 1, 2006, 02:08 PM
Why the **** would I use one if I'm in a turn only lane anyway?

I'm willing to bet you don't use 'em either! Since you're in a hurry all the time(and time is no longer on your side :-X) Heck, save a sec. and don't do it right? ;)

Your going so fast why worry about a guy hitting you since you don't slow down to turn?

Contentious prick versus Inconsiderate Prick? :)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on June 1, 2006, 02:14 PM
Too much trouble to move your hand out of your crotch and be considerate of others, right? :-*

Sigged.

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Slothus on June 1, 2006, 02:17 PM
On Topic:

Newest Pet Peeve of mine: Contentious old ******* that in a hurry all the time like their clock is timing out :o. Sheash-it's the guy behind you in the drive through having a stroke because you made him wait 6 minutes instead of 5 for his dinner :P.  

Like he could already be on his way home saving an extra minute to suck on a disgruntled Ewok!
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on June 1, 2006, 02:20 PM
People who wander into the kitchen who do not belong there, such as customers, or passerbys, who wanted to take a look. Some one is bound to get burned.

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Slothus on June 1, 2006, 02:22 PM
literally?
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: CommanderKorbra on June 2, 2006, 07:56 PM
When you see a movie or hear a joke that isnt even funny and a little kid laughs like it's the funniest thing EVER. Its like wtf little dude it wasn't funny AT ALL >:(
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Post by: Smartypants1635 on June 2, 2006, 09:26 PM
I know, don't you just want to strangle them?
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Post by: Mikey D on June 2, 2006, 09:52 PM
Yeah because kids should always be serious and never laugh at anything.  Every kid I know has so much on his or her mind that they don't have time for stupid **** like laughing.

Laugh away little dudes, laugh away.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Smartypants1635 on June 2, 2006, 10:06 PM
No like in movies where there is no point to laugh >:(
And yes I agree its easier being a kid, things are funnier but still when they laugh so hard they are screaming and you can't hear the movie or something its not cool. See what we are saying.
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Post by: Famine on June 2, 2006, 11:31 PM
No like in movies where there is no point to laugh >:(
And yes I agree its easier being a kid, things are funnier but still when they laugh so hard they are screaming and you can't hear the movie or something its not cool. See what we are saying.

It's hard to take you seriously with your slaughter of the English language.

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Smartypants1635 on June 3, 2006, 03:39 PM
It's hard to take you serious when you're are such a **** bite. >:(
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Post by: Reid on June 3, 2006, 04:17 PM
Ooooooooo, Smartypants is pissed now.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Slothus on June 3, 2006, 04:27 PM
I thought Famine's comment was smartypants' cue to laugh and be a kid again...I guess he 'missed the boat' and grew up too fast. I loved Mikey's comment...even laughed like-a-kid at that one ;D.

Note: some folks have different sense of humor as others. Some humorous moments are geared for selective humor folks. The beauty is that were all human beings and that we can eachsee things as funny or ..not. Some folks ahhh..tend to forget this. They think that if they're not laughing no one else should....= ::).
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Smartypants1635 on June 3, 2006, 07:27 PM
I thought Famine's comment was smartypants' cue to laugh and be a kid again...I guess he 'missed the boat' and grew up too fast.

Nah Kehvvo just does that stuff to get on my nerves...most of the time, if that time was supposed to be a joke :-[ sorry Kev if not... You are still a cockbite.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on June 3, 2006, 11:36 PM
I thought Famine's comment was smartypants' cue to laugh and be a kid again...I guess he 'missed the boat' and grew up too fast.

Nah Kehvvo just does that stuff to get on my nerves...most of the time, if that time was supposed to be a joke :-[ sorry Kev if not... You are still a cockbite.

Miss the boat? Bro, that ship has sailed.

Kevin AKA Cockbite or **** bite.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Slothus on June 4, 2006, 01:34 AM
And..he's so young too....how sad is that :(


Hope my 12 year son doesn't grow up THAT quick...he still laughs alot. When you have a dad like a sloth it's easy ;) :)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jediknight760071 on June 4, 2006, 02:17 AM
Biggest Pet Peeve:

Kids that confuse "road" with "playpen" and their parents who stand in the middle of the ******* street until you (the car) stops for them.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Smartypants1635 on June 4, 2006, 11:31 AM
And..he's so young too....how sad is that :(


Hope my 12 year son doesn't grow up THAT quick...he still laughs alot. When you have a dad like a sloth it's easy ;) :)

I'm 15 not that young, and I still laugh alot you should see me at school, but at home I have to be serious around my parents. Everything has to be perfect: cleanliness, perfect grades, and anything else you can think off, at home there is no time for goofing off.  ::)
So yeah I'm pretty much a pissed off child at home, and a happy kid at school or at a friends house, cause thats the only place I can be myself. :(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Slothus on June 4, 2006, 10:07 PM
Agreed ..that's pretty sad..behavior control and all. Really since..you don't have to be obnoxious to have fun. :(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on June 4, 2006, 10:20 PM
Picture sigs annoy me.

Kevin
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Post by: Vator on June 4, 2006, 10:21 PM
D to the IT-TO
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Post by: ddschneider1972 on June 4, 2006, 11:22 PM
http://www.oswcc.com/gallery/2006-AUCTION/imagepages/image2.htm
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Smartypants1635 on June 4, 2006, 11:41 PM
How many more times do I have to see this picture >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ryan on June 24, 2006, 03:22 AM
I don't know what it is lately,but I've been seeing several people not using spaces after punctuation.It's not like it is just a typo here or there either,it is consistent throughout all of their posts.I don't know what it is that causes it,laziness maybe?I know it is a lot of extra effort to hit the spacebar one more time after a period or comma,but come on.I have to try to type like this.It becomes rather difficult to read the post,and I usually just give up after a sentence or two.

::)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Nirvana on June 24, 2006, 06:38 PM
I know what you mean, Ryan. It's people who do that all the time that really make me mad. Most of the time, it's only users at RebelScum. It really annoys me.

It's either that or people who post without capitalizing their 'I's when it's in the first person. Like this:

i picked up a sandtrooper at walmart last night. i think it's really cool, in fact, i want more.

Idiots.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on June 25, 2006, 01:24 AM
imgonnatakeittothenextlevel.

kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ben on June 25, 2006, 01:35 AM
Popped collars on little college freshman twats.

Trust me, son, you're not God's gift to women, and that fashion choice isn't helping matters any.

I guess if my only option for getting laid was getting dumb girls pass-out drunk and dead-horsing them, I'd be using every option at my disposal. Thankfully, even though I'm sort of a misanthrope, I don't have to resort to that.  ::)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth_Deastron on June 25, 2006, 02:49 AM
Here are somethings that really piss me off.

-When my sister goes into my room, and starts playing with my figures
-When I'm hard at work online, and one of my sisters kick me off so they can go on myspace
-When people make fun of my religion
-When people call me Middle Eastern, or ask me if I'm going to bomb them
-When people ask me to speak "Indian" (There are around 20 languages in India)
-When My mom threatens to destroy my collection
-When My Parents ground me for something my sisters did
-When Target Employees give me the "What you see is what you get" ****
-When my sisters try to feed my stuff to my dog (the dog's cool, my sisters aren't)
-When my mom lectures me
-When My dad suddenly makes a new rule in the house that's completely rediculous (One of his rules said that we need to ask permission everytime before we use the computer)
-Priests who push try to push their religion at me
-Kids who push their religion at me



Yeah, it's almost ironic that I collect, and I have so many figures, because my parents are cool sometimes, but them and my sisters really have no respect for my stuff sometimes.  And I have to take alot of **** for being Indian.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Rob on July 13, 2006, 02:06 AM
This has probably been covered at some point in this thread... but I ******* can't stand it when I'm trying to buy one or two toys that I picked up at a Wal-Mart and some jackass with 600 things in his shopping cart is holding up the line at the garden center.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Xander on July 13, 2006, 12:05 PM
This has probably been covered at some point in this thread... but I ******* can't stand it when I'm trying to buy one or two toys that I picked up at a Wal-Mart and some jackass with 600 things in his shopping cart is holding up the line at the garden center.

Paying with a check, naturally.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Diddly on July 13, 2006, 12:23 PM
I ******* hate those self checkouts. Half of the nearest Wal-Mart's checkout lanes have been replaced with them. They rarely work correctly and they always give me some sort of BS error message about how my item was not placed in the bag, or how it needs to be rescanned. Whenever I have to use them it takes me 20 minutes just to buy 2 or 3 figures. Ridiculous.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Rob on July 13, 2006, 01:46 PM
I love self-checkout.  But it's the same thing as the garden center... if you have 900 items, you shouldn't ******* be using one.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Slothus on July 13, 2006, 03:48 PM
OK, I'm looking at a pattern here, Rob. 600-900-1200? Holy ****- that's like 8 carts minimum...I'd hate to shop where you do. ;)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Rob on July 13, 2006, 05:34 PM
I shop at Hyperbole-mart.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on August 3, 2006, 02:29 PM
When did it become acceptable for people to bring their little yippy dogs with them everywhere?  I love dogs, but is it necessary to bring them to Lowe's, Walmart, Target & Home Depot?  It seems like everytime I turn around someone's got a dog in their purse or their buggy.   
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on August 4, 2006, 10:32 AM
I love self-checkout.  But it's the same thing as the garden center... if you have 900 items, you shouldn't ******* be using one.

Or if you are over 55.  I swear I just want to punch these people that scan the item, have this blank look until it says to place the item in the bag.  Like they need the machine to affirm that yes, you put the item you have purchased in a bag.  Then they press the touch screen like it has actual buttons with a huge amout of force.  AGgg!  It is supposed to be faster.

I think these were designed with people that have "scanning/register" experience in mind.  Intuitively, if you have done it, you know where the UPC is for an item.  I hate when someone has to look at every side of the box to find it, then scan it.  I love the self checkouts but I sometimes find its more of a headache than the regular lines.

In the normal checkout lines, I hate when a cashier takes items that are not hitting the belt sensor before items that are, preventing the belt from advancing, thereby holding up the progression of items on belt-over scanner-in bag.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on August 4, 2006, 12:25 PM
It bugs the **** out of me when I'm in a store -- usually WM -- and an employee needs to page a manager/another employee.  They tend to yell into the phone/paging system.  The thing that really peeves me is that they slam the phone down, missing the base 3 or 4 times before getting it right -- all the while broadcasting it to the entire store.  For God's sake, disconnect the page first (perhaps put your finger on the hang-up button?) then put the receiver back >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Dr. Zoltar on August 7, 2006, 03:19 PM
When did it become acceptable for people to bring their little yippy dogs with them everywhere?  I love dogs, but is it necessary to bring them to Lowe's, Walmart, Target & Home Depot?  It seems like everytime I turn around someone's got a dog in their purse or their buggy.   

I actually had a conversation with an employee at my optomotrist about this the other week.  She blames Petsmart for starting this trend.  Since they made it ok to bring pets into the store, some moronic pet owners now think it's alright to take them anywhere.  I never thought I'd see the day where I'd walk into my local hardware store to a sign that reads "No Pets."

It's gotten so bad that my wife and I have now decided to complain to every store manager when we see a pet in a store they shouldn't be in.  Went to Safeway on Saturday and saw a lady with her rat-dog in the store.  That's pretty much when we decided enough is enough.  If you complain, something will get done about it.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on August 8, 2006, 12:14 AM
Was at the beach today and the signs are clearly marked: No pets allowed on the beach.  Sure as **** a couple of dogs are out there.  And hey, I love dogs as much as the next person, but when they gotta go, they're going and that's either on the sand or in the lake and I want no part of that.  It's a pet, not a ******* child, leave it at home jackass.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: jadesfire on August 14, 2006, 07:26 PM
People that have no concept of what the merge lane is for.  Is it to stop on and look at all the oncoming traffic going 70 mph???  No - twiddledick!!!  So put that fat-ass foot on your damn gas peddle and GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on August 14, 2006, 07:48 PM
People that have no concept of what the merge lane is for.  Is it to stop on and look at all the oncoming traffic going 70 mph???  No - twiddledick!!!  So put that fat-ass foot on your damn gas peddle and GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well put Beth!! :)  I really don't feel like getting run over because you're too much of a wuss to get on the Interstate.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Kenobi on August 14, 2006, 08:20 PM
When did it become acceptable for people to bring their little yippy dogs with them everywhere?  I love dogs, but is it necessary to bring them to Lowe's, Walmart, Target & Home Depot?  It seems like everytime I turn around someone's got a dog in their purse or their buggy.   

I love it when they bring their dogs in to my work place, a grocery store, and when I tell them to they have to leave the dog outside they look at me as if I'm discrimiating them or something. 
Another one that get to me is when people get a shoping cart from outside.  When they start shopping they see we don't have what they want so they decide to leave (that doesn't brother me to much) but they leave the shopping cart in the asile/walkways (blocking other people) instead of taking the cart back outside with them. 
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 15, 2006, 04:01 AM
People that have no concept of what the merge lane is for.  Is it to stop on and look at all the oncoming traffic going 70 mph???  No - twiddledick!!!  So put that fat-ass foot on your damn gas peddle and GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amen.  My wife rear-ended a guy in the merge lane because he suddenly braked instead of accelerating.  Ass clown.  ::)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Mikey D on August 15, 2006, 08:29 AM
Twiddledick  ;D

And I agree - **** those morons.  Another related one is the peckerheads who love to phantom brake.  You know, all of a sudden hit their brakes for no apparent reason whatsoever.  What the ****?
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: ruiner on August 15, 2006, 11:08 AM
Or how about the guy on the interstate who blows by you in the left lane (I always use my cruise control) and then twenty mintues later I'm passing him!

I hate ******* who can't keep a constant speed on the interstate!

And let us not forget about the ****head who goes to pass you in the left lane but takes fifteen minutes to do so! 

Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ryan on August 19, 2006, 03:53 AM
Time for me to add a new one to my list:

When the Emergency Broadcast System on the TV is tested during primetime TV right at the final three minutes of Stargate, causing me to miss the ending. >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on August 19, 2006, 09:50 AM
Nextel Walkie Talkie phone thingies.  Listen numbnuts, why in hell do you think I want to listen to both sides of your conversation?  >:( And that annoying chirp!  At least have the courtesy to dial the friggin' phone -- that's what speed dial is for.  Ass.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: MetalJedi on August 19, 2006, 07:26 PM
Nextel Walkie Talkie phone thingies.  Listen numbnuts, why in hell do you think I want to listen to both sides of your conversation?  >:( And that annoying chirp!  At least have the courtesy to dial the friggin' phone -- that's what speed dial is for.  Ass.

I have to agree on that. I had to use these things when I was a dispatcher for a tow truck company. Very annoying.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on August 22, 2006, 10:54 AM
Work bought us Nextels for the walkie talkie feature... I never use it.  SOOOO annoying.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: stormie on August 22, 2006, 12:39 PM
Back to the traffic idiots...

I was unfortunately reminded of this one this morning. Tailgaters driving monstrous SUVs/trucks that love to keep maybe three feet between their front bumper and my own back bumper, all while going 70 mph, then, before I even have a chance of moving into the slow lane to let the idiot pass (even when the fast lane is clear), he zooms into the slow lane, passes me, then immediately veers into my lane ahead of me where I can clearly read his "United We Stand" bumper sticker and American flag window sticker.

United we stand, indeed. Unless, of course, someone's in your way in traffic, then it's every idiot for himself.

Yeah, another pet peeve...cliched bumper stickers that mean absolutely nothing.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: name on August 22, 2006, 03:06 PM
On traffic -

Bicyclists who don't understand that they are NOT pedestrians, they are VEHICLES.

In the past month I've almost run over at least five bicyclists because they're either riding against the flow of traffic, crusing across an intersection in a crosswalk, crossing a street any damn place they want, or something else stupid.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Smartypants1635 on August 22, 2006, 11:01 PM
If you hate bicyclists, do not come to Fort Collins Colorado. I read somewhere that we are in the top 10 cities with the most bike lanes per mile of road (or something like that). It is quite annoying. Ryan can back me up on this one, as he lives there too.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Slothus on August 23, 2006, 11:19 AM
If you hate bicyclists, do not come to Fort Collins Colorado. I read somewhere that we are in the top 10 cities with the most bike lanes per mile of road (or something like that). It is quite annoying. Ryan can back me up on this one, as he lives there too.

So, I'm guessing you're 'annoyed' from a pedestrian or passenger point of view about the bikes then? Unless of course you are driving already? Well, I would hope there wasn't too many fat folk in Fort Collins considering the amount of cyclists- that could be a good benefit right?

The DS
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Smartypants1635 on August 23, 2006, 11:11 PM
I have my permit, I should have gotten it 8 months ago, but my parents kept saying well do it next week. ::) So I finally got it, and yet, I have to wait 1 year, so I'll almost be 17 when I get my license.

 So to answer your question, yes I have to deal with these people, they pull out in front of cars without even looking or caring. It never fails that it happens to everyone almost everyday.

Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jediknight760071 on August 24, 2006, 12:30 AM
Then maybe you should get a bike instead of a car? They're considerably less expensive and environment friendly.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Smartypants1635 on August 24, 2006, 06:53 PM
I have a bike, but everything like school, the mall, the theater, target and wally for toy runs would take me all day to ride to those places. It's just not an option
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: name on August 28, 2006, 12:35 PM
1 - students who park in the faculty/staff lots, filling them up.

2 - people who drive tiny penis cars and pull all the way forward, making the space look empty from the lot entrance

3 - hunting for parking for twenty minutes in a stick shift.

Oh yeah baby.  School's definitely back in session.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Dr. Zoltar on August 28, 2006, 06:47 PM
2 - people who drive tiny penis cars and pull all the way forward, making the space look empty from the lot entrance.

I believe it's what's referred to as a "Farking Space" = Fake Parking Space.  I drive a Mini Cooper S so I create Farking Spaces all the time.  And I don't feel bad at all about doing it.

Yesterday I was in a parking lot where two guys riding harleys had them parked.  They were perfectly centered in the parking stalls.  They had come out of the store to see that some ass had parked his/her SUV over the parking stall line and next to one of the bikes.  The rider was extremely upset and began doing things to the SUV like playing with their rear view mirrors.  I almost went over to help him out.  I'd be pissed too if someone parked like that.

I also found out that my grandfather-in-law lays on his horn when he sees someone driving while talking on a mobile phone.  Heh.  Great minds think alike...
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: name on August 28, 2006, 07:27 PM
The Farking Space in a grocery store lot where you can run up and down aisles is one thing....doesn't bother me too bad.  But the lots at work are single lnes with no exit...go down a full one, and you have to make a three point turn to get back out.  Stupid design. 

Another piss off moment was last week...I pulled down the one aisle lot because I saw a car backing pulling out from the back of the lot...he had just backed up and was pulling forward, so I assumed he was leaving a space.   I waited at the lot entrance for him to come out, he did and I pulled in to find the lot full.   He was just making the three point turn to get out.

****** could have told me...signalled me....whatever.  Instead he just smiled and let me make the same mistake he did.

****head.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Diddly on November 1, 2006, 07:42 PM
This needed to be bumped again. I was going to Target today and was waiting at a light to get to the shopping center. There were three lanes at this light - on the left is the "left turn only" lane, in the middle (where I was) is the "left turn or go straight" lane, and the right is the "right turn or go straight" lane.

So the light turns green, and I make my turn. However, some ******* (in a huge F-350, no less) from the "left turn only" lane speeds up and almost rams me in the side. Apparently he was in the wrong lane. ::)

After narrowly avoiding being squashed, the (I assume drunken) redneck ******* starts giving me one of those honk-a-thons, where he keeps his hand on the horn forever. Dumbass.

And to make things even worse, Target didn't even have the Windu Battlepack.

 >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: speedermike on November 1, 2006, 08:03 PM
I had a girl friend who always drove around parking lots looking for the "best" place.  Many times, we could have been in and out of the store in the time it took her to park.  Me?  I can't stand parking lots.  I always park far from the store, where there's never a shortage of spots,  and walk a bit.  It's good for me.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Smartypants1635 on November 2, 2006, 09:15 PM
I had a girl friend who always drove around parking lots looking for the "best" place.  Many times, we could have been in and out of the store in the time it took her to park.  Me?  I can't stand parking lots.  I always park far from the store, where there's never a shortage of spots,  and walk a bit.  It's good for me.

AMEN, my parents get mad at me for parking so far away when we go on collecting runs. ::)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: name on November 3, 2006, 09:01 AM
Another traffic/pedestrian complaint.

Where I leave work, I have to make a lefthand turn across a very busy undivided four lane.  At this corner, actually maybe 1/3  of the way down the block, is a sky walk for pedestrians to keep them from getting squished.


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At least five times in the past month or two, there's been a dumbass or two standing there on the corner to my left, in the shadow of the skywalk, trying to cross the highway and making it to where if I get lucky enough to have a break in traffic, I'm going to also have to worry about them jumping in front of me.  OR they've already crossed halfway and are standing in the ******* turn lane underneat the skywalk waiting to get run over and blocking me from making a turn even if I could.


I think I'm going to start throwing water baloons at them.  I really don't want to run over one of them.  It's too damn much paperwork.
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Post by: stormie on November 3, 2006, 12:58 PM
Yeah, those people that drive around and follow you to your car in parking lots are annoying. And there's been a few times that one of these "mental giants" has actually honked because we weren't loading our kids and packages in the car fast enough.

When I was younger, I lived a couple miles from the local mall and would often just walk there to avoid parking. Some people would get so ticked off when they realized that they had been following me through the parking lot and I wasn't even going to my car. Of course, I must admit that on occasion I did incite this anger by walking through the parked cars with my keys out, looking like I was searching for my car. But boy, that was fun.
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Post by: Joe on November 3, 2006, 01:14 PM
Old people that go in the express lane , with like 30 items?!  The workers (at target) don't tell them to go into a different line , most likley because they're seinors , but..when you have 3 or 4 people with 1 item  in the express lane , and then you have some seinor with 30...it ..well..just annoys me.
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Post by: Tracy on November 3, 2006, 01:24 PM
Old people that go in the express lane , with like 30 items?!  The workers (at target) don't tell them to go into a different line , most likley because they're seinors , but..when you have 3 or 4 people with 1 item  in the express lane , and then you have some seinor with 30...it ..well..just annoys me.


Not quite sure why you had to quantify this :-\.  I've seen plenty of whippersnappers display the same level of rudeness.  It seems like "new math" didn't help the younger generation count either ::).
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Post by: Nathan on November 3, 2006, 04:23 PM
Customers who feel the need to apologize/comment when their credit card doesn't scan immediately. If it doesn't work right away, I will swipe it in the opposite direction. If that doesn't work, I will punch in the numbers manually. If that doesn't work ... well, I've never had that not work.

Don't waste my time explaining that you use it a lot and the magnetic strip is kinda worn out, or that sometimes other cashiers have had to punch it in manually, or informing me you should order a new one but haven't got around to it. I don't care what cashiers at other stores have done. STFU and have a little faith that I can do my job. >:(
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Post by: name on November 3, 2006, 05:55 PM
wanna know a secret?

put it in a plastic bag and swipe it through.  a lot of times, the card has worn too thin for the sensors to contact it correctly.
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Post by: name on November 7, 2006, 03:51 PM
The dickhead in my building who apparently thinks that he has to protect his delicate bum from the potty germs with an intricate weave of toilet paper on the seat, but then leaves his makeshift ass-gasket in place, along with a steaming bowl full of floating unflushed ****.
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Post by: Scott on November 7, 2006, 03:53 PM
Something that bugs me:

People who type "sculp" instead of "sculpt" in regards to action figures.  Not sure why this is, because my spelling and English are atrocious (I'm no english genius (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?action=profile;u=389)) but it bugs the **** out of me
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on November 9, 2006, 04:10 PM
The friggin' lumberjack who decided to cut down a tree at 7:00 last Sunday morning. >:(  I forgot to bitch about it earlier, but since the same neighbors now seem to be using a chainsaw to hack through some sort of metal that doesn't want to be hacked through, it jogged my memory.
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Post by: Jayson on November 9, 2006, 04:29 PM
The neighbor that lives below me in my building has his girlfriend over onnce a week (I can tell when her car is in the parking lot) and around 2 or 3 a.m. they decide to "bump uglies". Puting it mildly, she isn't the quietest person in the sack and couple that with the repetitious THUD... THUD.... THUD, it sounds and feels like she's in the same room with me. It's like porn for the blind.

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Post by: ruiner on November 9, 2006, 05:06 PM
What kind of noises does she make?

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Post by: Jayson on November 9, 2006, 05:22 PM
What kind of noises does she make?

The good kind.  ;)
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Post by: iFett on November 14, 2006, 03:22 PM
Female shoppers.....that just push their carts out of an aisle without even looking to see if there's anything/anyone in their way.  I almost got ran into twice this afternoon at a Target. 

Driving rules should apply at all retail stores.  Look both ways and yield the right of way.
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Post by: Tracy on November 14, 2006, 04:02 PM

Driving rules should apply at all retail stores.  Look both ways and yield the right of way.

I couldn't agree with you more.

Female shoppers.....that just push their carts out of an aisle without even looking to see if there's anything/anyone in their way.

Umm, its not just the female shoppers.  I've seen plenty of men plow their carts out into the aisles without looking either. :P
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Post by: Morgbug on November 14, 2006, 04:12 PM
Just don't leave the damnable things flailing about in the parking lot. >:(








like you didn't know that was coming :-*
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Post by: Tracy on November 14, 2006, 04:20 PM
like you didn't know that was coming :-*

I knew I could count on you Brent ;)
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Post by: Sarge on November 14, 2006, 06:08 PM
My latest shopping pet peeve has to do with electric shopping cart / wheelchairs. I am probably 1 step away from having to use one in the next ten years  ;), but there I was at Wal Mart grocery shopping and there is a lady (insert either gender here) who has decided to stop in the middle of the aisle, 3 carts are backed up in front of her coming towards the 3 carts backed up behind her. And of course, the item I am getting is beside her. I swear I am going to start carrying my canned air horn again with me, I don't care what the management thinks.  ;D


Mike
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Nathan on November 17, 2006, 01:00 AM
People that mis-tag songs when they rip and burn or share. Anything from minor misspelling to getting the titles switched around, up to and including naming the wrong artist.

It bugs me that musicians aren't getting proper credit for their work--to me this seems a worse affront than the mere copyright infringement. Seriously. I mean, there's no telling how far a misattribution can perpetuate when someone downloads or rips from a burned copy, etc.

(http://cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a037.gif)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on November 22, 2006, 10:41 AM
People who live in Canada and complain about having to deal with cold weather and snow.   ::)


 ;) :-* ;)

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Post by: Morgbug on November 22, 2006, 11:36 AM
Next time a hurricane rolls through, be sure and let me know :-* ;)
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Post by: Tracy on November 22, 2006, 12:16 PM
Next time a hurricane rolls through, be sure and let me know :-* ;)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b140/tamidala/canes.jpg)
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Post by: Morgbug on November 22, 2006, 12:54 PM
Ouch. 


Good one though.
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Post by: JesseVader08 on December 6, 2006, 05:47 AM
2:45am, and I'm still awake.  Gotta be up at 6:30.  Being a nightowl sucks sometimes.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on December 6, 2006, 11:13 AM
Places that crank the heat up in the middle of winter.  Hell's Bells, its 44 degrees out, people have coats and sweaters on, it doesn't need to be 85 in the mall/stores/grocery/post office/Dr.'s office.  I guess I'll wear my shorts and tee shirt under my coat since it feels  like summer inside everywhere 8).
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on December 27, 2006, 04:58 PM
Here's a new pet peeve that nearly plowed into me numerous times today.  Kids who wear their roller skate shoes to the mall/stores.  When did it become okay to roller skate in public places other than a skating rink?  Just because the skates are in their shoes doesn't mean the little buggers can skate around wherever they like.  The worst part was the parents just smiled when Jr./Sissy were weaving in and out of the aisles.
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Post by: Morgbug on December 27, 2006, 10:52 PM
Ah the beauty of heelies and parents who don't want to parent.
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Post by: Clone Commander on December 28, 2006, 11:27 PM
You know what really bothers me?
People, just people in general.
There are too many reasons to have to explain this.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Kenobi on January 8, 2007, 06:25 PM
My car is starting to piss me off right now, had to miss work today since it wouldn't start.  Took it to the dealership to find that my battery leaked and damaged the cables, my hood release needs to be replace, and a leak in the waterpump which is leaking fuild.  Now I need  to find a way to get $1000 by tommorrow hopefully.

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Here's a new pet peeve that nearly plowed into me numerous times today.  Kids who wear their roller skate shoes to the mall/stores.  When did it become okay to roller skate in public places other than a skating rink?  Just because the skates are in their shoes doesn't mean the little buggers can skate around wherever they like.  The worst part was the parents just smiled when Jr./Sissy were weaving in and out of the aisles.

My niece asked me to get these for her birthday but I figure it makes no sense since her school bans them.  Of course she tells me kids still have them at school. 
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Post by: iFett on January 8, 2007, 11:52 PM
I hate cars in the early morning.  I get up every morning at 5 to go for a two mile walk and I swear that there's stalkers/killers/weirdos in every car.
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Post by: P-Siddy on January 9, 2007, 06:42 PM
I hate cars in the early morning.  I get up every morning at 5 to go for a two mile walk and I swear that there's stalkers/killers/weirdos in every car.

Why do you have to call me out like that, Mike?? Kidding.

Um, slow drivers in the passing lane for me...
and people who assume I watch NASCAR because I'm a race fan.  ::) They wouldn't understand the term Formula One, ChampCar or Indycar...
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Post by: Famine on January 9, 2007, 08:18 PM
People who are at the register who decide when they get their change back, that it is high time to go through their wallet and toss out old receipts, business cards, and other random crap. Do that at home, not when there are other customers behind you.

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Matt on January 22, 2007, 03:29 PM
I don't know if it's been covered before, but over the weekend, I was reminded of one of my biggest pet peeves:

People who don't turn their headlights on while driving in inclement weather.

Look, I know you can see just fine, Dicknose, but it's not about that--it's about other people being able to see you.
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Post by: Morgbug on January 22, 2007, 03:35 PM
I think it's been covered before.  It's a huge annoyance for me as I drive on the highway a lot, usually just a two lane, non-divided highway at that.  Twilight is brutal and inclement weather is worse.  I'm so used to most cars having the lights on automatically that I'm even irritated by it in clear, middle of the day driving.  It's a visibility issue. 

Oh and shoot the designers that have the parking/turn signals come on instead of the headlights because 90% of those buffoons think their lights are on all the time, but it's only the orange lights at the side that are on :-\
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Post by: Dr. Zoltar on January 23, 2007, 03:00 PM
People who write checks at stores.  Come on, it's 2007.  Ever hear of a check card?  It works just like a check but is 5 times faster than waiting for you to fill out the check and balance your damn checkbook while I wait behind you in line.

Family friends who want my help with their computer and don't have high speed internet service.  I don't mind coming over and installing OS updates or freeware utilities to help keep your machine up.  But don't expect me to do it when your download speed is 56K or less.  I've actually had to tell people I won't help them until they upgrade.

People who are determined to drive in snow/ice even when the DOT says to stay home.  If you don't know how to drive on ice, STAY HOME!  I don't care how much good you think your 4x4 SUV is, it won't keep you from sliding.  There were too many stories the other week in the Pacific Northwest of people getting injured or damaging other cars due to incompetence.
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Post by: iFett on February 4, 2007, 02:07 PM
People who write checks at stores.  Come on, it's 2007.  Ever hear of a check card?

I couldn't agree with you more.  I work for a major check printer and I can't stand it when there's somebody in front of me taking there sweet time writing out a check.  Bastards!! I have a life to live and I don't have all day for you.  I've been using my bank card religously for the past ten years or so with no mistakes.

Okay, new topic.  I'm a MOC SW collector and I can't stand it when a check out clerk (especially at WM) aggresively rubs my nice minty card over and over again on that DVD demagnification thing.  Hello??  This is a freakin toy, not a CD/DVD.  Bastards.. 
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Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 4, 2007, 02:14 PM
If you don't know how to drive on ice

Is there such a thing?  I dunno, ice skates?
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 4, 2007, 02:18 PM
Here's a new pet peeve that nearly plowed into me numerous times today.  Kids who wear their roller skate shoes to the mall/stores.  When did it become okay to roller skate in public places other than a skating rink?  Just because the skates are in their shoes doesn't mean the little buggers can skate around wherever they like.  The worst part was the parents just smiled when Jr./Sissy were weaving in and out of the aisles.

I noticed this too.  I think we're only 1 or 2 lawsuits by the parents of kids bashing their heads real good on a shelf away, before stores start to ban these sneakers in their stores.

It's coming.
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Post by: Diddly on February 4, 2007, 07:46 PM
When I'm walking the dog and I'm listening to my iPod, people walking on the trails always try to have conversations with me. A friendly nod or a hello is perfectly fine, but I really don't want to pause my music to discuss what breed the dog is, or give you or your kid the okay to pet it.
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Post by: MetalJedi on February 4, 2007, 08:39 PM
A recent pet peeve of mine, people on another forum reading pms and never responding. Just delete it if your not gonna respond.  >:(
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Post by: Deanna Rash on February 4, 2007, 09:35 PM
 >:( >:( >:(  people on a @@#$$% cell phone while driving,Their mind is surly NOT on their driving.I've had so many people almost clip me,because they are yakking on the phone.I have one,but I pull off somewhere to talk,If its not a matter life and death stay off of it!! >:( :P
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Post by: Tracy on March 28, 2007, 10:41 AM
This has pissed me off a various times during my life -- now I just find it amusing.  Guys who use their cars as a means to try and convince us that they have a ginormous penis.  I get the muscle car thing -- a big, loud, rumbley-sounding fast car.  What gets me are when guys take a piece of **** economy car and try & soup it up.  Especially when they put those stupid pipes on them.  I swear to God they sound like my '64 Beetle did when it had a hole in the muffler.  Why the hell would they spend a bunch money on pipes that sound like a faulty muffler? ::)

Another thing -- the first time I saw these on a big-assed Dodge Ram, I found it amusing:

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b140/tamidala/bumpernuts.jpg)

But when I saw them today on a little bitty POS 2-seater Toyota, I felt like just giving the guy a ruler and getting it over with.............. ::)
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Post by: name on March 28, 2007, 11:24 AM
I've been taking the kids and the dog to the nearby park to walk, chase the ball, and play on the swings (it's amazing to see the dog swing...he doesn't even need a push anymore.)

Luke (the dog) always attracts attention from kids and grownups, especially when he's running for the ball, but it's usually just a "can i pet your dog" at the minimum and a conversation about how wonderful goldens are and what experiences others have had with them at the max.  usually a ten minute friendly exchange at most.

two days ago, some girl about 5th grade age came over and wanted to pet luke and then just lingered...and lingered...and petted him and hugged him.  i'm really working on discipline with him and getting him to stay focused when we're playing fetch, and every time he'd run the ball back she'd be there doing something stupid, or when i'd try to get him to sit and wait for the throw, she'd be petting him.  I didn't want to be rude to her so we finally just wrapped it up and went and let the kids play on the swings.

yesterday I went again, and as soon as we arrived this  same little pest came running over and said "hey luke."  I thought this wouldn't be a big deal, because we usually take a 30 minute or so walk before we chase the ball.  This lets Luke get some warm-up and satisfies his curiosity about the park before i take him off the leash, and it's a nice quiet time to spend with the kids.

Not yesterday.  This little turd starts following us on her annoying wheely shoes.  Doesn't say anything, just rolls along a few paces behind.  I figure she's going to leave any minute, but no...she finally comes up and starts petting luke while me and the kids are walking him. 

"oh hi" i say.  She starts in on how she's there almost every day because her mom likes to walk.  and then starts jabbering away while we're walking....she's now officially joined our walk.  This means that I've got some strange 5th grade girl tagging along, which I'm not at ALL comfortable with.  I had to change our whole walk to make sure we stayed in populated areas because I'm sure as hell not about to be isolated somewhere with some strange kid, even with my own kids in tow.  This meant scrapping the plans to go on the butterfly trail to start prepping Luke for a hike.

We passed this kid's mom on the path, and I thought "thank God...she's going to discreetly pull her daughter away." but nope.  Mom waved at her daughter as she walked right past us, said hi, looked at me, and kept on enjoying her peaceful walk.  Never mind that mine is interrupted, my time with my kids is invaded, my dog is distracted and my peaceful afternoon is interrupted because NOW THIS KID IS BOUNCING A ******* BASKETBALL OVER AND OVER FOR THE LAST QUARTER MILE.

So we finish the walk and go to throw the ball, and she stays on us.  wants to throw.  I don't want to make a 5th grader cry so I let her....now Luke's even more hyper because the routine's changed....finally I give up on that and just go sit and let the kids play on the playground until it's time to leave.

I don't know how to get out of this...I don't want to hurt this kid's feelings, but it's her mother's responsibility to intervene on this.  Mom apparently, though, is both oblivious to her daughter's intrusion on my time and doesn't care that her kid is walking around a park with a random 32 year old man.

 

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Post by: Lady Jaye on March 28, 2007, 11:46 AM
Well ya might have to ask to the girl to go play on the swings while you talk to the mother!! Otherwise, she will be your tag along every day now!! ;D But you should have asked her to stop bouncing the ball, that would be no problem I think!!
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Post by: ruiner on March 28, 2007, 11:56 AM
Wow, that is a tough situation.  Being honest is your best bet; with the mother that is.

Tell her exactly what you told us, that you're trying to train your dog and can't have any distractions.

You might want to sweeten it up a little.   :)

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Post by: name on March 28, 2007, 12:04 PM
But you should have asked her to stop bouncing the ball, that would be no problem I think!!

yeah...i'm really not sure why i put up with that ****, other than the afternoon was clearly already ruined and at that point it seemed like complaining about the rain when you're already in the swimming pool.  Ain't going to get any wetter.
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Post by: Lady Jaye on March 28, 2007, 05:15 PM
Yeah, I understand, it was just the icing on an otherwise crappy training session with the pooch!!

You know though, it is very odd that the mother didn't pull her back when you passed by. I mean this day and age it'd be very creepy to see your kid with a grown man just hapily walking by!! :o
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Post by: Tracy on March 28, 2007, 05:40 PM
I mean this day and age it'd be very creepy to see your kid with a grown man just hapily walking by!! :o

Especially someone who looks as creepy as these guys

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b140/tamidala/Hooters6.jpg)
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Post by: JoshEEE on March 28, 2007, 06:05 PM
That's a pretty funny picture.  I wonder how many pictures with the Hooters girls have guys staring straight down like that.

Regarding your tagalong, you need to have a quick discussion with the mom, tell her you're trying to train the dog and you need some privacy.

If that doesn't work, you could try lying:

Tell her the dog is training to be a helper dog and should not be around anyone but you while training.
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Post by: JesseVader08 on March 29, 2007, 12:30 AM
You might be surprised if you just be straight with the girl and say that you'd prefer to have a private walk with your dog and kids.  Just say it was nice meeting her but you really want to enjoy your time with them on your own.  She might react negatively, but she'll probably just say OK and run back to the playground.  I think kids have tougher skin than we give them credit for.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: ruiner on March 29, 2007, 11:26 AM
Pet Peeve of mine:

X-Mas ornaments (including lights) still left on or around the house in Spring.

Seriously, we've had a nice string of days here -- it's time to take that **** down.  Especially the large Santa and reindeer sitting right in the middle of the front yard.

Pretty soon, you're going to have to mow around that ****.



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Post by: JoshEEE on March 29, 2007, 01:51 PM
What about people that put up blue or white lights for parties and stuff?  I'm never sure if they just left them up there since Christmas...but I have to admit, it looks cool.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: efranks on March 29, 2007, 04:46 PM
These may be pet peeves of some other people but I'm not reading 50+ pages to find out.   ;D

Printers.  I hate printers with a passion.  They stop working for no apparent reason, people seem to find a need to be linked to every printer in the office and if you miss one during a reinstall or upgrade they're on your **** the minute they realize it's not there.  I've printed exactly 1 piece of paper at the office this month and I see no need why anyone else needs to print more than that.  I just upgraded a computer here at work and the broad that uses it is hooked to five printers.  Five.  WTF?

I hate eBay bidders that insist on being the top bidder on an item no matter what.  There is no need for a bidding war on a relatively common item on day 2 of a 7 day auction, especially when it's an item that should sell in the $20 range, for example, and it's already up to $15 or $18 with 5 days left. 

I also hate it when I list an auction and the first line says "No 0 feedback bidders" and my first bidder has 0 feedback. 

On top of that I always list my auctions stating that non-US winners will be quoted a shipping price at the end of the auction and I tell them why; the USPS calculator sucks, there are 3 valid ways to ship outside the country (ground, air parcel post and Global Express) and rather than people complain about high shipping I always charge the exact amount which means boxing the item and getting a quote from the Post Office. 

First day of my recent listings I got 3 "how much to ship to XXX" where XXX was UK, Canada and Australia.  The rest of the week I also got Spain, UK, France twice, another Australia and 2 or 3 more from Canada.  NONE of the people that asked ended up winning although most bid.  And that's why it's a waste of my time to estimate shipping during the auction and why I tell them that...but people are ******* idiots.  Last I knew, Canada, UK and Australia all spoke English so they don't have an excuse.  I expect that US bidders will not be able to comprehend a basic sentence but I hold these other countries to higher standards since they like to poo poo the US on our apparent educational shortcomings.  And people wonder why US sellers don't like to ship overseas? 

   E... (who hates everyone equally because it's less confusing)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: ruiner on March 29, 2007, 05:09 PM
Mad props on the international ebay thing -- I have the same problem.  They think we're out to rip them off when all we're trying to do is be fair.

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Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 29, 2007, 07:03 PM
Dust.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Nathan on April 13, 2007, 01:03 AM
People who steal food from communal refrigerators should be taken out front and ******* flogged. >:(

I'm used to losing sandwiches and the like, which is why I rarely store anything in the dorm fridge, but now somebody ripped off an entire half-gallon of grapefruit juice. It only cost me three bucks, but COME ON ... an unopened half-gallon of juice. That's just weird. ******* freeloading prick(s). ::)

Next semester I'm SO investing in a mini fridge. Added bonus: I could put beer in it, which would be frowned upon in the community one, to say the least. :-*
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Post by: name on April 13, 2007, 09:32 AM
I'm telling your RA.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Smartypants1635 on April 14, 2007, 11:03 AM
This little turd starts following us on her annoying wheely shoes.

At my school its so small that the junior high is connected to the highschool, and many of the junior high kids have to come over to the high school for several of their classes(like band or "advanced" math or science).
 Guess what they wore, F****** heelies.
 Starting this monday they are not aloud to wear them. We would make it a game to try and kick a shoe out from under them because they would just get in the way and cause problems in the hall.

Thankyou administration for ridding the school of evil.

Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on April 14, 2007, 12:52 PM
Now, who is more immature? Them for wearing Heeleys in school hallways, or you for trying to kick the shoes from beneath them, like a bully?

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Smartypants1635 on April 14, 2007, 08:56 PM
we never actually got one down though ::) And seriously teachers had asked the kids to stop wearing them because they were a hazard. Personally I think it would have taught/shown them it was a hazard. Yeah it was a little immature to try and do that, but it would have made them stop I guarantee( and are your comments towards several of the younger members sometimes no more mature than that.) But its over with no more heelies.
Stupid post on my account, move on to the next annoyance.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: sp00ky on August 9, 2007, 10:13 AM
Thought I would resurrect this thread as it was one of my favorites for venting...

Here are a few random things that really annoyed me this week / today!

Paper coffee cups that slowly leak... I am looking at an ever expanding puddle of delicious Tim's that will not ever reach my lips...  :(

People who ask for your help or have a question but will not let you finish before they starting rebutting your explanation, or argue with your answer. 

People who feel that because they pay the company you work for a monthly fee they can yell and scream at your as much as they want.

People who think by saying "This is unacceptable" that I will suddenly change my mind.

When you accidently bump into someone at the grocery store or whatever and apologize and they don't bother to acknowledge you said anything.

People who ask me at work if I speak French, to which I reply "Oui, un peu" which means "Yes, a little" and they then start talking to me in rapid fire, Quebecois, slang and I don't understand 75% of WTF they are saying.

That's it for now... Thanks I feel a little better.

Go with your own.

Scott
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediJman on August 10, 2007, 02:54 PM
I'm annoyed by negative people who do nothing but whine and complain.   ;)
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Post by: Deanpaul on August 10, 2007, 03:07 PM
I'm annoyed by negative people who do nothing but whine and complain.   ;)

Amen.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on August 11, 2007, 12:39 AM
I'm annoyed by negative people who do nothing but whine and complain.   ;)

 >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: evenflow on August 11, 2007, 03:45 PM
Call me what you will but i hate it when i go into a store and ask 3 workers a question and not one of them speaks english. I went to Walmart today looking for some new figures and the only 3 people i found on the floor did not speak english.  >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Smartypants1635 on August 12, 2007, 01:16 AM
Call me what you will but i hate it when i go into a store and ask 3 workers a question and not one of them speaks english. I went to Walmart today looking for some new figures and the only 3 people i found on the floor did not speak english.  >:(

Bienvenido a walmart  :P
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediJman on August 13, 2007, 02:02 PM
I'm annoyed by negative people who do nothing but whine and complain.   ;)

 >:(

 ;D
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: blimpyboy on August 13, 2007, 11:40 PM
It bugs the hell out of me when someone's talking to you and they drop names mid-conversation without introducing the characters. 
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: name on August 14, 2007, 01:01 AM
Jan does that all the time.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediJman on August 14, 2007, 09:35 AM
Jan does that all the time.

Hahahaha!   ;D  Case in point...
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: David on August 15, 2007, 11:59 AM
The only thing in this world that really, really, really, REALLY pisses me off are those Honda commercials with the Mr. Oppurtunity cartoon in them. I hate him. I can't stand him, actually.  >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediMAC on December 18, 2007, 03:22 AM
Wow, been a while since this old classic was bumped back up...  I was going to start a special "Holiday Edition" of this thread, but ultimately decided to just confine my whining to the usual place.  So here goes:

Stuff that annoys the **** out of me when it comes to the Holidays:

1.  The glitter EVERYWHERE - all over the house.  This seems like a minor nuisance, but when the Christmas cards are pouring in daily (many covered in glitter), and the ornaments/decorations are going up all over the house (some with stupid glitter on them), despite one's best efforts, this glitter crap winds up ALL OVER the freakin' place.  From the floors, to the couches, to the counter tops, to the toilet seats, to...  It seems like everywhere I look, the gleam from some fleck of glitter that's gone astray catches my damned eye.  Then, actually picking it up from wherever it is gets even worse.  Only way that works is the ol' lick the finger and stick it method.  Ugh.

2.  Getting Christmas/Holiday cards from friends that ONLY show their kids, and not them (the parents).  I'm sorry, but I see plenty of kids as it is.  When it comes to my long lost friends from elementary school, Jr. High, High School, and college, I want to see what THEY are looking like 10 - 30 years after the fact, not their kids (exclusively).  Unfortunately, it seems like 75% of the cards we get only show people's kids, as if their parents didn't even exist.  Lame!  Sorry for all of the folks in here that this issue probably applies to as well...  :-X

3.  Having to keep the house spotless, and all of the latest SW acquisitions tucked away throughout the entire month of December, due to the constant barrage of cocktail/Holiday parties that the Mrs. likes to host.  Week after week...  "Clean your **** up!  20 people are going to be here in a couple of hours!"  ::)  Fortunately, I'm squeeky clean as it is, but hiding all of the newest stash is becoming an increasingly difficult challenge by the month.  Oy.

4.  Well, everyone hates the crowds, right?  I guess that's a no-brainer.

So, any Holiday complaints from the rest of you...?
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Mikey D on December 18, 2007, 07:23 AM
People who complain about getting Christmas cards with only kids on them.

Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on December 18, 2007, 08:50 AM
People who complain about getting Christmas cards with only kids on them.



2nd that.  I don't want to put my fat ass on a Christmas card - my kids are much cuter.  Besides, it's hard enough to get a decent picture of the two of them, let alone all four of us...........
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: iFett on December 18, 2007, 09:28 AM
I can't stand seeing people with higher end vehicles at fast food drive thrus.  It's obvious you can afford the finer things in life so why are you eating trash and feeding it to your kids in the back seat?  I can kind of understand seeing a Jaguar or Lexus at Target/WM because I know you need toilet paper like the rest of us so that's okay.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediMAC on December 18, 2007, 03:34 PM
Unfortunately, it seems like 75% of the cards we get only show people's kids, as if their parents didn't even exist.  Lame!  Sorry for all of the folks in here that this issue probably applies to as well...  :-X

Yeah, I figured this gripe might hit home with more than a few people here...  :P

I should have elaborated a little better, by pointing out that many of my old friends live elsewhere around the States, and outside of the country, so I never get to see them (for many years now), and seriously have no idea what the hell they even look like anymore.  That's why I get annoyed that they don't stick their ugly mugs in the same pic with their cute kids.  If they were folks I saw on a regular basis, I wouldn't mind the kids-only pictures.

Now stop flooding my PM inbox with pix of all your kids!!!  >:(



- Scrooge
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on December 18, 2007, 04:50 PM
Now stop flooding my PM inbox with pix of all your kids!!!  >:(



- Scrooge

You left yourself wide-open for it :P

 :-*
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on December 18, 2007, 04:51 PM
Christmas stupidity in general. 

We're all busy and stressed.  Some of us much less so than you are, simply because you're a complete ******* moron for not having started Christmas shopping, oh, five weeks ago when there was still **** on the shelf.  It's not the poor clerk's fault you can't find Guitar Hero stupid, it's yours.  Your frustration doesn't excuse you from being a decent human being.  It doesn't allow you to behave like an ass in the aisles, in the lines or in the parking lot.  You can't park your ******* car in the fire lane because even when it's NOT Christmas, there is no such thing as a short trip inside of a Walmart.  They'll conspire to **** you up by having not enough clerks, too much crap in the aisles to move around or something else that means your piece of **** car will be there for 15 minutes at the very least.  Unhook the piano from your ass and park like the rest of us.  And whilst that piano is unhooked from your lazy and inconsiderate derriere, put your ******* shopping cart in the stall so other people can park without either hitting the ******* thing into someone else's car or have it slam into their car and put a three foot scratch down the side thanks to you being and inconsiderate *******.  You don't rate any higher than anyone else.  Sadly, you don't rate any lower than anyone else either even if you so richly deserve to.  And if you can't walk or drive while talking on your cell phone, you're not going to be able to maneuver a shopping cart either, so shut the **** up.  I don't give a flying **** what your mother/sister/girlfriend/boyfriend think of what you're buying Bob/Sally/Fred or anyone else.  It's not amazing that there's nothing you want to get in the store, it's a ******* week before Christmas you idiot.  And don't pick up **** and put in your cart only to change your mind at the checkout line so you can put perishable items in with the candy.  I don't even know where to begin with that, but let's start with stupid because it's perishable.  It's driving prices because some poor schlep at the store has to either put it back, or more likely, throw it out because it's spoiled.  Or at least we can hope so, because if they don't maybe some other family ends up with something that's gone bad and at best gets food poisoning because of your idiotic tendencies.  You know whether you want it or not and whether you can afford it.  You can't, because your credit debt is already in the five figures and this won't matter the tiniest ******* iota to your debtload, so don't fool yourself you're being responsible, that time is long past.  Take it and pay for it, leave it where it's supposed to be or yet again, unhook that virtual piano from your ass and take it back whence you came. 

Yeah, that oughta cover it :)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Matt on December 18, 2007, 05:01 PM
Huge blocks of text.

That's my latest pet peeve.  Very hard to read. 

Paragraphs are your friends.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on December 18, 2007, 05:04 PM
But it's a rant -- he's entitled to run-on sentences.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Matt on December 18, 2007, 05:09 PM
What makes you think I was referring to anyone here in particular?
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Post by: JediMAC on December 18, 2007, 05:26 PM
Yeah, I think Matt was probably just referring to someone over at GH.

Besides, Brent's Canadian, and super old, so we should cut him some slack, and consider ourselves fortunate that he still has the where-withall to even communicate with us online at this point...  Might not last for more than another year or two, so I say we enjoy the ol' bugger while we still can, eh.  :'(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Matt on December 18, 2007, 05:31 PM
Yeah, I think Matt was probably just referring to someone over at GH.

Yes, yes--absolutely that's who I was referring to.

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Besides, Brent's Canadian, and super old, so we should cut him some slack, and consider ourselves fortunate that he still has the where-withall to even communicate with us online at this point...  Might not last for more than another year or two, so I say we enjoy the ol' bugger while we still can, eh.  :'(

God love'm.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on December 18, 2007, 06:06 PM
Yeah, I think Matt was probably just referring to someone over at GH.

Lol -- you just made me choke on my favorite gum :D
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: jadesfire on December 18, 2007, 06:50 PM
  Unhook the piano from your ass and park like the rest of us. 

 (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/c040.gif)  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/c040.gif)  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/c040.gif)

That's why we love you Brent  :-*
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: P-Siddy on December 18, 2007, 09:19 PM
Brent!

That. Was. Awesome!
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: name on December 19, 2007, 12:07 AM
unhook the piano from your ass?   really???  is that an actual expression, or did you just make that up?
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on December 19, 2007, 10:37 AM
It's a metaphor (obviously) but yeah, locally it's an expression.  As in you're obviously pulling something very heavy around (piano) so you need to park closer than the rest of us; move more slowly; etc.  Usually it's more like that piano tied to your ass must be really heavy because (insert reason here) or something like that.   
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on December 19, 2007, 12:27 PM
People who won't fix their signature lines........... ::)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Matt_Fury on December 24, 2007, 01:37 AM
Here's one that's been getting on my nerves for a while now:

People who park the wrong way in those diagonal spots in parking lots.  They are meant for a driver to pull into the spot and then back out and drive away.  Not to either back into the spot or pull into one and keep going so then you are parked in the next row.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: I Am Sith on January 10, 2008, 10:15 AM
This is at the top of my list:

People who work in an office area and feel the need to keep their cell phones on the loudest ringer setting so that everyone in the entire building can here it going off.  Phones are equipped with a vibrate option for just this reason!  Oh, and when they are not at their desk to pick up their calls, their phone sets off the 'missed call' or 'voicemail waiting' indicator every minute or two until they come back and turn it off. >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on January 29, 2008, 04:37 PM
Not so much a "Pet Peeve" as "Things that People Do That Make Go 'Huh'?".  When I was checking out in the garden dept. at the Wilmar yesterday there were two gentlemen in front of me with a full buggy.  I soon realized that they were buying a buggy full of candy.  At first I didn't think much of it, other than the fact that it was a buggy full of individual sized candies, as opposed to large bags of treat sized candies.  The really disturbing part came when the next thing they started loading on the counter were double handfuls of assorted condoms.  I started thinking "yuck!  Are they pervs looking to use the candy to lure kids, hence the condoms OR do they have a bunch of kids and don't want anymore, hence the condoms?"  Either way, it bugged the hell out of me.   I could see their total when I started loading my stuff up and it was $112.00.  It was quite a little investment. :o
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jesse James on January 29, 2008, 05:22 PM
I'm going to say they are using the rubbers as treat bags, and putting the candy inside...  The assorted colors are obviously more fun for the kids, plus they make fun balloons when you're done eating your candy treats!

Their hands are arthritic, and they didn't want to open the prepacked bags of "fun size" candies due to joint pain.

Everything has an explanation.

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It was quite a little investment.

Isn't the smile on a child's face worth $112?  These were just nice old guys.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ryan on January 29, 2008, 05:31 PM
It could have been some guys from Planned Parenthood. Perhaps handing out condoms and candy? I've seen similar promotions here at CSU. But I think I like Jesse's explanation better. :P
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on January 29, 2008, 05:43 PM
Pisses me off when people like Tracy don't follow their instincts and shoot the *******. 

That and shopping carts.  50 mph winds up here today and people are leaving the damn carts to be blown around the lot.  Yeah thanks for that.

Also more than a little pissed at the NHL for instituting that inane shoot out competition at the allstar game.  Kudos to Ovechkin for figuring out the rules and playing along, but total thumbs down to the NHL for even thinking something like that would work.  It does work in the NBA because there's no ******* goalie blocking the hoop.  How stupid do you really have to be to understand that.  Right.  Bettman-stupid. 
That must have been embarassing for the players and the judges alike.  I can imagine Dominique sitting there going to himself why's there a guy in the net? this is dumb
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Matt on January 29, 2008, 05:45 PM
If you must know, we were using the condoms to smuggle in the candies to diabetics in prison.  Is that okay with you people?
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on January 29, 2008, 09:29 PM
If you must know, we were using the condoms to smuggle in the candies to diabetics in prison.  Is that okay with you people?

Matt -- I didn't know you were a middle-aged, pudgey, African-American ???
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Matt on January 29, 2008, 09:34 PM
Matt -- I didn't know you were a middle-aged, pudgey, African-American ???

Learn something new every day.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: name on January 29, 2008, 10:28 PM
It could have been some guys from Planned Parenthood. Perhaps handing out condoms and candy? I've seen similar promotions here at CSU. But I think I like Jesse's explanation better. :P

probably right...some sort of sex ed, safe sex awareness education program....i remember getting an email from purchasing at a college I was working at once to explain why I had a purchase order in for a  zuchinni, bannanas, cucumbers, a large bottle of KY, and a hundred or so condoms.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: name on January 29, 2008, 10:30 PM
oh yeah, and i've been meaning to post a pet peeve for a while...

"we're sorry, you must first dial a one or a zero...."

I have a tendency to forget the one, but add the area code.  If the phone system can detect the error well enough to give me that automated message, then it should be able to plug in the ******* 1 for me and connect the call.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on January 29, 2008, 10:36 PM
oh yeah, and i've been meaning to post a pet peeve for a while...

"we're sorry, you must first dial a one or a zero...."

I have a tendency to forget the one, but add the area code.  If the phone system can detect the error well enough to give me that automated message, then it should be able to plug in the ******* 1 for me and connect the call.

Sounds familiar.  My cell phone will record all the incoming calls with the area code as well, but not the one.  So I can't simply select the number and press send to call back. 
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on January 30, 2008, 07:02 AM
It could have been some guys from Planned Parenthood. Perhaps handing out condoms and candy? I've seen similar promotions here at CSU. But I think I like Jesse's explanation better. :P

probably right...some sort of sex ed, safe sex awareness education program....i remember getting an email from purchasing at a college I was working at once to explain why I had a purchase order in for a  zuchinni, bannanas, cucumbers, a large bottle of KY, and a hundred or so condoms.

Somehow they didn't look like they were from Planned Parenthood, or from any legitimate sex ed program..................
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 6, 2008, 05:13 PM
My 8 month old daughter is sick today but my wife is working out of town and all our friends and family are working today too, so I had to leave work 4 hours early.  When I told my boss, he told me I need to look into another job because he's getting tired of covering for me.  Granted, I've missed some work lately, like being in hospital with my heart condition twice in the last 3 months and our kids have been sick a couple times.  But what the hell am I supposed to do?  Daycare refuses to take sick kids (for good reason) and it's not like I've been sick with a something little like a cold.  ******* *******, I think I will look for another job.  Or maybe it's time to take parental leave for a couple months to decide what to do.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Matt on July 27, 2008, 08:04 PM
Chlamydia.

 >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Smartypants1635 on July 28, 2008, 12:26 PM
People Using AIMBots in Clan wars. >:(
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GskHclofwbY

I played a clan match last night, and they all used this, They could dash from one side of the map to the other without stopping. The Bot gives them Perfect accuracy, and unlimited stamina, and no fall damage. Needless to say we got detroyed by those aimbotters. CombatArms was an awesome FPS until this came out. Now Clan wars is Impossible.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: name on July 29, 2008, 10:13 AM
People Using AIMBots in Clan wars. >:(
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GskHclofwbY

I played a clan match last night, and they all used this, They could dash from one side of the map to the other without stopping. The Bot gives them Perfect accuracy, and unlimited stamina, and no fall damage. Needless to say we got detroyed by those aimbotters. CombatArms was an awesome FPS until this came out. Now Clan wars is Impossible.

I feel the same way about people using word generators when playing scrabulous (scrabble) online. 
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediJman on July 30, 2008, 09:50 PM
People who play online games. 

Mainly because I have no time to play online games anymore.   :(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Smartypants1635 on July 31, 2008, 03:45 PM

I feel the same way about people using word generators when playing scrabulous (scrabble) online. 

Do tell. I like playing scrabble every now and then.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Matt on August 25, 2008, 01:59 PM
. . .When you're listening to the radio and hear the intro to "Werewolves of London," only to realize a few moments later that it's actually just Kid Rock's latest "hit single."  Not only did he rip off that classic Warren Zevon song, but then he had to take it and mash it up with the most-overrated, over-played song in the history of popular music, "Sweet Home Alabama," which is already on the radio all the time anyway.  And then, on top of all that, it's Kid Rock, which in and of itself is enough to warrant posting.  So that's what annoyed me the other day.

And, while we're on the subject, how about terrestrial radio in general?
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Carpeteria3000 on August 25, 2008, 03:44 PM
couldn't you have just said "Kid Rock" and be done with it?
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Matt on August 25, 2008, 05:42 PM
couldn't you have just said "Kid Rock" and be done with it?

I could have, but then I wouldn't have been able to mention "Werewolves of London," and the world needs more songs like "Werewolves of London."

Just not this much like "Werewolves of London."
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Carpeteria3000 on August 26, 2008, 08:07 PM
hmm. good point.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: iFett on August 26, 2008, 09:44 PM
I hate jackasses that walk in circles at work that stare at everything that moves while talking on their cells.  Even in the bathrooms - while doing business just standing bye.  Give me a break.  Pisses me off.  I've been without a cell for a few years by choice, so I guess I miss the fun of it all.   ::)    I basically hate/dislike anybody that stares, but I guess it's a warrent of passage while speaking on a cell because "you're important" and you have the right to stare someone down from head to foot.         meh..

Oh ya - Kid Rock sucks too.  He's even on the easy listening channel now.  Thanks for ruining a bunch of classics for me.   >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: name on September 8, 2008, 09:26 PM
Got behind some redneck ******bag in the mall parking lot the other night who (first annoyance) was driving this HUGE assed Dodge pickup truck that was so chromed and polished that it had obviously never done the kind of work that would justify a truck that huge....but that's a minor annoyance.

The think that royally pissed me off was the enormous sticker in the back window that said "I'd Rather Be Cummin Than Strokin".  I was sure it had to be referring to something in redneck pop culture, but I had to look the phrase up online, being that I'm not a redneck ******bag and couldn't fathom what it could be referencing.  Turns out that Dodges use a Cummins deisel engine, and Fords use a Powerstroke.  Hence the redneck ******bag brand loyalty.

This is way beyond even the trashiness of truck-nutz.  I can't understand why he wouldn't be pulled over for indecency.  I swear if I see it again in public I'm going to take a hammer to the rear windshield and toss a note in that says "I'd rather break your window than have to have my kids read your dumbassed sticker."
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Keonobi on September 9, 2008, 09:35 AM
I was at the mall over the weekend and someone "special" had parked his Aston Martin in the beginning of the firelane, next to the last parking spot.  Now I get that you make a lot of money and can afford an AM, but why you don't have to park in a normal spot like everyone else....  Some complaint about all the idiots who either sit right in front of the doors to a store while their spouse shops for like a half hour, or they themselves "just run in for a second"...  I think if a car is parked illegally for more than 30 seconds it should be legal to dent the fenders.

That and when the normal flow of traffic is 70 mph+, but when it rains everyone goes 50mph.  Its really not raining that hard, and if you are having trouble, move to the right, don't just sit in the left lane going 50 in a 55!
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Keonobi on September 22, 2008, 03:55 PM
On our way home from visiting my Wife's grandmother yesterday, we pulled into a convenience store to pick up a couple things.  They didn't have what I needed, so I just grabbed a bottle of water for my Wife who had waited in the car.  As I'm standing at the counter, literally 2 feet from the counter, another customer steps in front of me and sets his arm load of items on the counter, without saying "excuse me", or "I'm just going to set this down", right in front of where I'm standing, not on any other part of the big counter that wraps around (like 20 feet of counter space), so I say "Excuse me", no response, "Excuse me, sir!", the guy half turns and walks back towards the rest of the store past me, announcing that he wasn't "cutting", saying that I don't need to call him "sir" (I didn't realize that was no longer a polite term for an adult man you don't know...).  The clerk, who had just gotten to the register, sheepishly apologized about the people that come in sometimes.  I guess I won't be going back to that store.  Did I miss something and its ok to set something in front of someone who is already at the register without saying anything to them, wouldn't it be better to say, I'm just setting this down, or put it over to the side.....
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediJman on September 22, 2008, 05:28 PM
On our way home from visiting my Wife's grandmother yesterday, we pulled into a convenience store to pick up a couple things.  They didn't have what I needed, so I just grabbed a bottle of water for my Wife who had waited in the car.  As I'm standing at the counter, literally 2 feet from the counter, another customer steps in front of me and sets his arm load of items on the counter, without saying "excuse me", or "I'm just going to set this down", right in front of where I'm standing, not on any other part of the big counter that wraps around (like 20 feet of counter space), so I say "Excuse me", no response, "Excuse me, sir!", the guy half turns and walks back towards the rest of the store past me, announcing that he wasn't "cutting", saying that I don't need to call him "sir" (I didn't realize that was no longer a polite term for an adult man you don't know...).  The clerk, who had just gotten to the register, sheepishly apologized about the people that come in sometimes.  I guess I won't be going back to that store.  Did I miss something and its ok to set something in front of someone who is already at the register without saying anything to them, wouldn't it be better to say, I'm just setting this down, or put it over to the side.....

I'd like to know what the guy was buying that was either so heavy or so bulky that he had to set it down anyway.  Seriously, has anyone ever bought so much stuff a C-store that you had to set it down?  "Stang, this 16oz soda and box of candy are too heavy to hold on to for the 90 seconds I'll be in line!"

Ridiculous.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: jedipurge on September 22, 2008, 07:07 PM
announcing that he wasn't "cutting", saying that I don't need to call him "sir" (I didn't realize that was no longer a polite term for an adult man you don't know...). 

next time just call him A@#HOLE and be done with it.  ;)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Keonobi on September 23, 2008, 09:11 AM
First, I think it was a couple bags of chips, a 24oz can  of beer and a few other things.  I'm not a d%ck I won't have a problem with someone setting something on the counter if they say something, but it seemed an awful lot like he had done his shopping and wanted to pay.  I was getting pretty ticked and was going to keep responding to the crap he was shouting, but I really wasn't looking for a fight.  I'm bigger than he was, but still, not something I was looking to do on my sunday afternoon.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on October 1, 2008, 07:46 PM
Finding a copperhead in your driveway and having one of your kids clog the toilet, creating a loverly little flood -- all on a day when your hubby is out of town.   >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: name on October 2, 2008, 08:44 AM
How interesting ...for two reasons:  one - I have a friend who stepped on a copperhead in her driveway last week, got bitten, and is in all kinds of pain.  two - the reason I was in this thread was to post a pet peeve of my own.....people who fill a public toilet up with greasy, nasty **** and then don't flush it.

And I'm not talking about about a gas station toilet either...right here in the administrative building of the university. 

What's really amazing is that every now and then I'll run across one of these filled with ****, but with no toilet paper, or with one tiny little square.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on October 2, 2008, 01:37 PM
........people who fill a public toilet up with greasy, nasty **** and then don't flush it.


As someone who cannot go in a public toilet, I've always been horrified by that sight/thought/smell.  But that's for another thread all together........... :-X
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: P-Siddy on November 6, 2008, 09:44 AM
I hate it when I'm working in the office downstairs and a family member "calls" you from upstairs because they want you for something. Instead of hollering and making me get up, wouldn't it be more considerate for them to come down and talk to me? I can understand if it's an emergency, but normally it's not.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on November 6, 2008, 10:31 AM
two - the reason I was in this thread was to post a pet peeve of my own.....people who fill a public toilet up with greasy, nasty **** and then don't flush it.

And I'm not talking about about a gas station toilet either...right here in the administrative building of the university. 


Universities are, for reasons I can't possibly fathom, the worst places on earth for this.  My alma mater was horrid for it.  I really, really don't understand it because the illusion is that these are supposedly intelligent people out to improve themselves.  The whole Freudian anal retentive thing is kinda blown outta the water because it's almost like these people want to show how prodigious they are.  Flush the ******* toilet.  Don't use your hand if you find it icky to touch the lever, use your foot.  Thankfully the autoflush sensors are going in all over the place, so people are being denied the opportunity to display with pride their prodigious production. 

I think it's really more of a sign of how utterly uncivilized we really are when in private.  Lots of people keep creepy little secrets behind closed doors.   :-\

And oh yeah, the standardized Walmart rant: shopping carts do not migrate back to the racks on their own.  If you leave yours lying out in the parking lot to slam into my car, don't be surprised when it ends up behind you as you start backing up you lazy sack of ****.  Also there is no real need to lean on a shopping cart and park it diagonally in the bonbon aisle of a Walmart.  A little courtesy extended to others will be returned to you in kind.  A lack of effort will generate something else altogether.   ;)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JesseVader08 on November 6, 2008, 12:28 PM
Also there is no real need to lean on a shopping cart and park it diagonally in the bonbon aisle of a Walmart.  A little courtesy extended to others will be returned to you in kind.  A lack of effort will generate something else altogether.   ;)

Amen.  I couldn't agree more.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Matt_Fury on November 6, 2008, 03:25 PM
And oh yeah, the standardized Walmart rant: shopping carts do not migrate back to the racks on their own.  If you leave yours lying out in the parking lot to slam into my car, don't be surprised when it ends up behind you as you start backing up you lazy sack of ****.  Also there is no real need to lean on a shopping cart and park it diagonally in the bonbon aisle of a Walmart.  A little courtesy extended to others will be returned to you in kind.  A lack of effort will generate something else altogether.   ;)

Damn...that just gave me a great idea for an invention.  Motorized Shopping carts that return themselves!
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Keonobi on November 6, 2008, 04:32 PM
And oh yeah, the standardized Walmart rant: shopping carts do not migrate back to the racks on their own.  If you leave yours lying out in the parking lot to slam into my car, don't be surprised when it ends up behind you as you start backing up you lazy sack of ****.  Also there is no real need to lean on a shopping cart and park it diagonally in the bonbon aisle of a Walmart.  A little courtesy extended to others will be returned to you in kind.  A lack of effort will generate something else altogether.   ;)

Damn...that just gave me a great idea for an invention.  Motorized Shopping carts that return themselves!

How about a sensor that detects when a cart is fully emptied, and sits idle for more than 10 second without being taken to a cart return, shouts out "Hey, a$$, how about returning me?" or just goes off like a car alarm or something.

Better yet the system detects which cart is yours at check out, then if you don't return it to the corral, it automatically charges you an extra $5, that way the store can hire another cart wrangler....
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on November 6, 2008, 08:41 PM
I'd be happier if it could home in on the responsible individuals car and run a strip down the side, but yeah, I could live with them getting nailed for $5. 

The solution is so simple though and tons of stores here do it already (don't think I've seen it in the US).  THey're essentially coin operated to unlock from the chain.  Don't get your coin back if you don't put it back.  Safeway is only a quarter but Superstore is a buck and you don't see many of those floating around.  Yeah, someone will figure out a way around it with a shim or something, but most people aren't that clever.  Walmart just refuses to do it up here even though almost all other major retailers do. 
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: P-Siddy on November 7, 2008, 12:04 AM
The solution is so simple though and tons of stores here do it already (don't think I've seen it in the US).  THey're essentially coin operated to unlock from the chain.  Don't get your coin back if you don't put it back. 

We call that Aldi's here.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Keonobi on November 7, 2008, 09:42 AM
One of the wholesale clubs near here used to do that when I was younger.  When I was 10 or so I remember being excited when you'd find a loose one in the lot, that meant you just got a quarter or a buck, depending on the store.  They've since done away with it, I think too many people complained about the things jamming in the winter, meaning you couldn't get a cart separated from the huge line of them...  Or people having to go into the store to get a quarter, to get a cart.  They end up being a hassle.  Especially since people don't generally go into a wholesale place to buy one item, frequently its $100 plus.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on November 7, 2008, 12:58 PM
I guess we're just better sheep here.  Only Costco and Walmart don't have the coin operated solution for the carts.  Most people just keep the quarter or dollar coin in the car because they know they'll need it.  But that personal responsibility stuff won't fly south of the border, even at that minimal level ;)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Keonobi on November 7, 2008, 01:04 PM
I think you guys keep stealing carts, so they have to keep them under lock and key is all...

I do agree that if you are going to a store, and you know they have the quarter operated carts, bring a quarter.  Its like leaving your wallet at home....  But I bet enough people complained about them, and they are higher maintenance and cost, than regular carts, so they did away with them.  Plus the one store I'm thinking of was located in its own parking lot that wasn't walking accessible really, so they don't need to worry about hobos walking off with them.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: iFett on December 14, 2008, 08:29 PM
I think I brought this up before, but I'm hating women in stores who think that they're allowed to steer their shopping carts wherever they want to with disregard.  I've almost been hit a few times these past few weeks.  Please obey traffic laws when exiting out of aisles ladies!   >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Keonobi on December 15, 2008, 09:40 AM
As some of you might have heard there were ice storms in the Northeast/New England late last week.  And as a result power got knocked out, including to traffic lights.  Now, I don't know if every state handles that situation the same way, but in NY if the signal isn't working you are supposed to treat the intersection like a four way stop sign.  Its really not that hard.  Instead we have all the idiots going 40 through intersections when they should be stopping, or if the person in front of them stops, and then goes, they go too.  Its really not that hard to not be an idiot...

Also people, when there is the slightest amount of snow/ice on the ground completely lose their limited ability to park within a single parking spot.  I'm not even talking about when there is 2 inches of packed ice, so the lines aren't visible, I'm talking about when the line is 90% visible....

Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Matt on December 24, 2008, 01:13 PM
A woman, talking on a cell phone, driving a car.

I don't know if this belongs more here, or if I should just start up a "Things that frighten the ever-living **** out of you" thread.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on December 24, 2008, 01:57 PM
A woman talking on a cell phone while driving a car, looking at a map, smoking and coming down the on-ramp.  Gender is largely irrelevant given how high the level of stupidity required to achieve that combination. 

Folks that park in the fire lanes on December 24th rank up there too.  Like you're going to get in and out of Walmart quickly on the day before Christmas? ::)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Keonobi on January 21, 2009, 10:37 AM
So its almost tax time.  Employers don't have to send a W-2 until the end of month, but mine has them available to print out from a website from about the 15th of the month.  So I downloaded the information I needed about my mortgage and got all the other docs together and then I bought a copy of Taxcut.  So I'm doing my taxes last night and I get close to the end when I get an error message that form 8880 (which is some sort of savings credit) hasn't be updated yet, by Taxcut, so I can't file yet.  So I run the update, and a message comes up that it should be updated by the 29th.  Its really annoying to try and do this early, and then have the software not be ready.  Why are they selling incomplete software?  What if I had bought the version that doesn't include e-file, would that software not work too? >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Famine on February 2, 2009, 01:40 AM
When a guy who used to be a regular gets sucked up in his life and doesn't post more than a handful of times in 2008!

Wait...

Kevin
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ryan on March 29, 2009, 04:13 PM
Bumping this thread back up to the top.

I can't stand it when people misspell "Prequel" as "Prequal." This seems to be one of the more frequent spelling errors on Star Wars forums. Just reading through several threads today I have already seen it misspelled "prequal" 5-6 times today...
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: iFett on March 29, 2009, 06:11 PM
I've not had to visit a major hospital since I was a young boy so I've been oblivous I guess, but I find it OUTRAGEOUS that you have to pay for parking at a freakin hospital with a loved one inside who is dying. 
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jeff on March 30, 2009, 02:28 PM
People who try to start April Fools "jokes" two days early to "catch you off guard".    ::)  ::)  ::)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediJman on March 30, 2009, 02:44 PM
April Fools Jokes.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: BillCable on March 30, 2009, 04:24 PM
I've not had to visit a major hospital since I was a young boy so I've been oblivous I guess, but I find it OUTRAGEOUS that you have to pay for parking at a freakin hospital with a loved one inside who is dying. 

If they don't charge, then people who work nearby will park at the hospital lot instead of paying for parking at another lot.  Usually the hospital will validate your ticket so you can park free or at a reduced rate.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 30, 2009, 04:53 PM
Bounty Select-A-Size.

The loud hand dryers at Target bathrooms.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Keonobi on March 30, 2009, 05:16 PM
How about the hand dryers that turn off about 5 seconds before your hands are actually dry?  That way you have to hit the button again and the dryer uses twice as much energy, when they could've programmed the thing to go another few seconds and not waste that energy.

Or, I have the slowest drying hands in the world, and that makes me angry!!! >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediJman on March 30, 2009, 05:49 PM
Bounty Select-A-Size.

What!?  You don't like the Bounty brand of this or SAS in general?  Having kids, we would be in the poor house without SAS paper towels (though Target brand is the best value).
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Nathan on March 30, 2009, 05:57 PM
People who try to start April Fools "jokes" two days early to "catch you off guard".    ::)  ::)  ::)

Is there a good story behind this one, Jeff?
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Keonobi on March 31, 2009, 10:40 AM
So we're looking to trade in my Wife's old car for a new car.  Its the end of the quarter, so incentive programs end today, so if I'm going to take advantage, we have to act fast.  Problem is the new title we got for her car in December, still lists a lein that was fully paid off almost two years ago, and we can't find the payoff letter.  >:(  Now we have to do all this running around to get a lein release letter when the bank should have just notified the DMV that the lein was released, like two years ago.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: stormie on March 31, 2009, 12:14 PM
Bounty Select-A-Size.

What!?  You don't like the Bounty brand of this or SAS in general?  Having kids, we would be in the poor house without SAS paper towels (though Target brand is the best value).

I was thinking the exact same thing. Select-a-size is awesome for families with kids, especially those with just two kids that want everything the same as one another. Tearing a full-size sheet into two exactly equal sheets is nearly impossible and could possibly be the most frustratingly futile activity known to man. Preschoolers can see the difference, believe me. I don't care what they cost, select-a-size is a staple in our household.   
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: I Am Sith on March 31, 2009, 10:10 PM
I don't care what they cost, select-a-size is a staple in our household.   

Us too!  We used to buy another brand until we had kids and realized we were wasting a lot of paper towels cleaning up after them.  Now it's SAS or nothing.

Anyway, back to the topic...

What has really been pissing me off lately is the new woman that moved into the cube next to mine at work.  She has absolutely no filter on her brain, so anything she's thinking comes out of her mouth.  The majority of us can have a thought about something and think about it silently at our desks, right?  Not her.  She spends 9/10 of her day talking to herself as she types on her computer ("Ok, I need to move this file here..." for example).  Also, EVERYTHING she does is loud.  She needs to sigh, you can hear her two buildings over.  She yawns and it sounds like a lion roaring.  When she takes a sip of her coffee, it's the loudest sipping noise you've ever heard... And she sips like that EVERY time she sips her coffee, even if it's no longer hot!

But the killer is when she clears her throat.  When most normal people clear their throat, they do so with their mouths closed and they make that very recognizable sound.  When she clears her throat, it sounds like she's hocking up the biggest lougie (sp?) she can muster.  And, to top it off, she does this about every 30 minutes during the day and every 5-10 mintues when she's eating at her desk at lunch.

I've resorted to listening to my iPod at work at such a loud volume that I fear I'm eventually going to lose my hearing.  The only good thing about that will be that I will no longer be able to hear her!  Maybe I will be able to claim it as a workman's comp injury...
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: I Am Sith on March 31, 2009, 10:25 PM
And another thing, I really can't stand people that create computer viruses/worms/etc.  Not looking forward to whatever happens with this Conficker worm tomorrow...
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: iFett on March 31, 2009, 10:33 PM

But the killer is when she clears her throat.  When most normal people clear their throat, they do so with their mouths closed and they make that very recognizable sound.  When she clears her throat, it sounds like she's hocking up the biggest lougie (sp?) she can muster.  And, to top it off, she does this about every 30 minutes during the day and every 5-10 mintues when she's eating at her desk at lunch.

I've resorted to listening to my iPod at work at such a loud volume that I fear I'm eventually going to lose my hearing.  The only good thing about that will be that I will no longer be able to hear her!  Maybe I will be able to claim it as a workman's comp injury...

I've had a douche bag sitting next to my cube for the past 6 months, but he's finally getting moved.  So many moans grunts and groans and 20 minute sneezing attacks = a very annoying coworker.  See ya later.  I've also resorted to "plugging into" my iPod more so than usual, but I'm happy he's moving.  I don't care to hear the snot being sucked up his nose every 10 minutes, but now I have an 80 year old women who's taking his spot so I'm not sure whats going to happen now.....
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 31, 2009, 11:22 PM
lougie (sp?)

I feel like it's "loogey".

Of course, I have been known to make mistakes from time to time.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediJman on April 1, 2009, 09:20 AM
I've had a douche bag sitting next to my cube for the past 6 months, but he's finally getting moved.  So many moans grunts and groans and 20 minute sneezing attacks = a very annoying coworker. 

Dude, I can see how that's annoying, but I wouldn't call someone who had constant sneeze attacks a douche bag.  It's not like that's something he can control or is purposely doing to bother others.  I'm sure if it were up to him, he'd be sneezing a lot less too.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: iFett on April 1, 2009, 01:48 PM
Dude, I can see how that's annoying, but I wouldn't call someone who had constant sneeze attacks a douche bag.  It's not like that's something he can control or is purposely doing to bother others.  I'm sure if it were up to him, he'd be sneezing a lot less too.

Did I mention he rarely covers his mouth?  I guess it's more of the constant moaning/groaning and snot ingestion that gets to me.  Oh and it pisses me off, so it fits fine in this thread just fine.   >:(    ;)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: efranks on April 1, 2009, 02:12 PM
Poorly executed April Fools day pranks.  Everyone thinks they're clever but 90% of the population can't actually pull off clever.  And spaming threads on a forum with the same prank link multiple times is as busted as the Rickroll.

I almost always try to pull an April Fools joke on my websites but this year didn't even bother, which is actually a better prank than actually doing something at this point.

   E...
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediJman on April 1, 2009, 04:38 PM
Dude, I can see how that's annoying, but I wouldn't call someone who had constant sneeze attacks a douche bag.  It's not like that's something he can control or is purposely doing to bother others.  I'm sure if it were up to him, he'd be sneezing a lot less too.

Did I mention he rarely covers his mouth?  I guess it's more of the constant moaning/groaning and snot ingestion that gets to me.  Oh and it pisses me off, so it fits fine in this thread just fine.   >:(    ;)

Well, not covering your mouth is both lazy and irritating, so I guess he is a douche bag.   ;D
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: name on April 2, 2009, 02:48 PM
There is a four lane highway, divided by a turn lane, that borders the campus where I work.

There is a pedestrian skywalk that connects the main campus to the digital media campus that spans the width of this highway.

Almost every day, when trying to turn left I almost run over or cannot make a turn when I have an opportunty because of some idiot crossing or standing in the turn lane directly UNDERNEATH the skywalk.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: efranks on April 2, 2009, 03:10 PM
I hate websites that have music that automatically plays when the page loads.  This is no longer 1998 when it was cool and a sign of  your mad skillz that you could make a WAV file play on a page.

   E...
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on April 2, 2009, 08:55 PM
Another traffic/pedestrian complaint.

Where I leave work, I have to make a lefthand turn across a very busy undivided four lane.  At this corner, actually maybe 1/3  of the way down the block, is a sky walk for pedestrians to keep them from getting squished.


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At least five times in the past month or two, there's been a dumbass or two standing there on the corner to my left, in the shadow of the skywalk, trying to cross the highway and making it to where if I get lucky enough to have a break in traffic, I'm going to also have to worry about them jumping in front of me.  OR they've already crossed halfway and are standing in the ******* turn lane underneat the skywalk waiting to get run over and blocking me from making a turn even if I could.


I think I'm going to start throwing water baloons at them.  I really don't want to run over one of them.  It's too damn much paperwork.
There is a four lane highway, divided by a turn lane, that borders the campus where I work.

There is a pedestrian skywalk that connects the main campus to the digital media campus that spans the width of this highway.

Almost every day, when trying to turn left I almost run over or cannot make a turn when I have an opportunty because of some idiot crossing or standing in the turn lane directly UNDERNEATH the skywalk.

People who keep pissing and moaning about the same things over and over again............ ::)

 :-*
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: name on April 3, 2009, 12:56 AM
i forgot all about that post, but I almost ran over two dumb chicks standing in the turn lane today.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Matt_Fury on April 4, 2009, 02:00 PM
I hate websites that have music that automatically plays when the page loads.  This is no longer 1998 when it was cool and a sign of  your mad skillz that you could make a WAV file play on a page.

   E...

The breeder who we got our new puppy had the Airwolf theme playing on the front page....it was kinda creepy and for a while I thought I was purchasing a puppy from Carpeteria.   :o
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: I Am Sith on April 4, 2009, 02:23 PM
People that don't wash their hands after they use the restroom...
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: jedi_master_sal on April 4, 2009, 06:45 PM
People that don't wash their hands after they use the restroom...

OMFG, that disgusts me too. In fact that happened just last week at a restaurant I went to and to make it worse it was one of the cooks. I immediately went to the manager and told them about it. I was about to leave the place with my wife and bro-in-law in tow when the manager said she would cook the food herself. I was still skeptical as I had no proof that that would indeed happen. In the end I caved to my wife and we ate there, but I don't think we'll be going back there any time soon.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: iFett on April 6, 2009, 12:31 PM
******* potholes  (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-angry002.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Kenobi on April 9, 2009, 11:13 PM
One of the things that pisses me off is the fact that it seems whenever a drunk driver hits someone the innocent person gets killed and the ******* dip**** drunk survives.  Too many times I have heard this in my life and it always seems to happen.  The only glimmer of hope is that hopefully the ******** end up in jail and get acquainted with they new boyfriends.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on April 10, 2009, 09:51 AM
One of the things that pisses me off is the fact that it seems whenever a drunk driver hits someone the innocent person gets killed and the ******* dip**** drunk survives.  Too many times I have heard this in my life and it always seems to happen.  The only glimmer of hope is that hopefully the ******** end up in jail and get acquainted with they new boyfriends.

My husband's cousin is visiting this weekend with her 2 year old daughter.  Three years ago she was driving home from dropping her husband off at the airport and her mother was riding with her.  They were hit by a drunk driver.  Kelly was injured, while her mother, my husband's Aunt, was killed.  The driver kept going - he didn't have a scratch on him.  Apparently this was his fourth offense and he didn't want to get caught.  He was eventually caught is now serving a 30 year sentence (not enough).  During the trial, Kelly said he never quite got the impact of what he did - he didn't really think he deserved 30- years - more like 2 or 3.  Kelly got pregnant a few months later, but her mother never got the joy of seeing her first grandchild.  I can't wait to see her later today! 
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: iFett on May 28, 2009, 11:03 PM
I'm sure this is the next thread to get locked/closed - following Scum, but I thought I'd post one last time.

More of an annoyance than a pissy thing, but who in there right mind deemed the business casual dress code in office buildings?  I work in a large office roughly 100 yards away from our corporate world headquarters and men are required to wear dress pants/shirts/shoes Monday-Thursday, but women are allowed to wear shorts capris and flip flops all year round.  Everytime I turn a corner I see women that look like they're headed for the beach or a cookout.  How is that fair - especially during the summer months?  Oh well...just a rant I guess.   :-\
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jesse James on May 28, 2009, 11:04 PM
There hasn't been any discussion about locking this thread down...  Scum's got closed?
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: iFett on May 28, 2009, 11:10 PM
Is this not a "nasty" thread the same as the out of context one - last post was in early April for this one.  Maybe not, but I'm a *light* reader on Scum and from what I read - the pet peeve thing was closed, unless I just didn't have enough time to dig through all the crap over there.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jesse James on May 28, 2009, 11:15 PM
Not really...  It's just a thread someone started to vent I think, about things that piss them off...  I don't visit it really.  The OOC thread I think just ran its course in the eyes of the staff was all. 

I'd assume the thread at Scum got closed because of some bitch-fight there.  That's 99% of why anything dies there...  Or GNT just didn't get to start a new one. :)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Darth Kenobi on May 28, 2009, 11:17 PM
Scum's "things that irritates you" thread got shutdown because of some of the members who posted in it.  A couple of people acted like the usual Wuhers Canatnia posters, acting like children.  So the Mods (GNT) closed down the whole thread.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediJman on May 28, 2009, 11:33 PM
This certainly seems like another thread we could do away with at JD.  It just hasn't been the same fun thread lately and feels like its run its course.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jesse James on May 28, 2009, 11:45 PM
Scum's "things that irritates you" thread got shutdown because of some of the members who posted in it.  A couple of people acted like the usual Wuhers Canatnia posters, acting like children.  So the Mods (GNT) closed down the whole thread.

Hah, I was in the ballpark of why and who...  :)  It's like I'm psychic.

This thread's brought up some fairly serious topics...  It may have run its course though, I don't know.  Drunk Driving as a problem (and personal experiences) were the last posts here though, and not too long ago...  I don't know if I'd can this one yet.  Maybe though.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on May 29, 2009, 09:29 AM
This certainly seems like another thread we could do away with at JD.  It just hasn't been the same fun thread lately and feels like its run its course.

Things come up in people's lives that they bring to this thread.  There have been a few instances where people have vented about something and someone has provided a new perspective on why something was done a certain way.  While some people come here just to vent (which is the purpose of this thread), others have actually learned something.  It was never intended to be a "fun" thread (although it has been funny at times).  Perhaps your sentiments are fueled by sour grapes?


Edited to fix type -- changed "my" to "by"
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Dressel Rebel on May 29, 2009, 10:08 AM
Gum smacking and other assorted activities revolving around chewing with an open mouth.

Ketchup.

Mustard.

An overflowing garbage can.

A dirty house.

Dirty dishes.

Sorry just a little got pent up there this week.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediJman on May 29, 2009, 10:54 AM
This certainly seems like another thread we could do away with at JD.  It just hasn't been the same fun thread lately and feels like its run its course.

Things come up in people's lives that they bring to this thread.  There have been a few instances where people have vented about something and someone has provided a new perspective on why something was done a certain way.  While some people come here just to vent (which is the purpose of this thread), others have actually learned something.  It was never intended to be a "fun" thread (although it has been funny at times).  Perhaps your sentiments are fueled my sour grapes?

Well, I personally think Drunk Driving is much more than a pet peeve, so I've found some of the more recent posts in here a little offensive.  I generally just avoid it though, which seems to be par for the course since there are lengthy gaps in activity here.  I just assumed that admin were trying to clean up the forums a little, so this feels like a good candidate for lockdown, Tracy's sour grapes aside.   ;)  I'm certainly okay with keeping it open if others still enjoy it.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: name on May 29, 2009, 12:05 PM
I'm certainly okay with keeping it open if others still enjoy it.

People who overestimate the influence of their opinion.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediJman on May 29, 2009, 01:11 PM
I'm certainly okay with keeping it open if others still enjoy it.

People who overestimate the influence of their opinion.

Likewise.  How about people unoriginal enough to come up with a screen name?   ;)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on May 29, 2009, 02:26 PM
People who judge screen names w/o knowing the story behind them. 


Me, Matt, Rob, Chris, Paul, Jeff, JesseJames, Nathan, Jayson, et. al all must fall under that category..............
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediJman on May 29, 2009, 02:49 PM
People who judge screen names w/o knowing the story behind them. 


Me, Matt, Rob, Chris, Paul, Jeff, JesseJames, Nathan, Jayson, et. al all must fall under that category..............

I was actually referring to "Name," which I don't think is the actual name of the person posting. I don't see how any of the names above relate to this.  Sorry to get you so riled up with what was meant as a joke and comeback to someone else's call out.   :P
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Keonobi on May 29, 2009, 02:53 PM
People who have to competitive, when it serves no purpose except to demonstrate they are rude.  Like when you hit the button to call the elevator, and just before it arrives, one other person walks up to get on, then they cut in front of you to get on first (hello, getting on fast doesn't do anything since we have to now wait while we go up five floors...).   Or you are waiting to make a left turn off a side road, but the people blocking you from making that turn are all backed up from a red light.  (Hello, just because you can't go anywhere doesn't mean you needed to creep ahead blocking my path).  Or better yet the highway you take home after work is backed up for miles because of an accident, so instead of merging and sitting in traffic, someone has to drive past the end of their acceleration ramp and cut ahead (Hello, being three cars further ahead doesn't get you home any sooner, oh, excuse me it gets you home 0.3 seconds sooner...)
I can understand being competitive/aggresive for something significant, like when you only have 1 item, the grocery store is packed, they just opened another register and the lady pulling two full carts is making a beeline, or when you have the chance to grab a foul ball, but not when it does no one any good (is there a ribbon for First on the Elevator that I don't know about?) or when it actively hinders others without benefiting yourself.

Have some consideration people and please bother to think while you are driving.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: name on May 29, 2009, 03:21 PM
How about people unoriginal enough to come up with a screen name?

Interesting...a quick search of the members yielded 142 folks with some form of Jedi in their username.  

Indeed, you are a unique and beautiful snowflake.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jesse James on May 29, 2009, 03:26 PM
People who judge screen names w/o knowing the story behind them. 


Me, Matt, Rob, Chris, Paul, Jeff, JesseJames, Nathan, Jayson, et. al all must fall under that category..............

Most people think I'm into cowboy and western hobbies or something...   :-\
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on May 29, 2009, 03:27 PM
People who judge screen names w/o knowing the story behind them. 


Me, Matt, Rob, Chris, Paul, Jeff, JesseJames, Nathan, Jayson, et. al all must fall under that category..............

Most people think I'm into cowboy and western hobbies or something...   :-\

I always thought it was your pR0n name..........
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jesse James on May 29, 2009, 03:28 PM
No, that's Lance Goodthrust.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on May 29, 2009, 03:30 PM
No, that's Lance Goodthrust.

Hell, then I need to update my "JD Forum Members You've Met" list..........
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: name on May 29, 2009, 03:36 PM
People who judge screen names w/o knowing the story behind them. 


Me, Matt, Rob, Chris, Paul, Jeff, JesseJames, Nathan, Jayson, et. al all must fall under that category..............

Most people think I'm into cowboy and western hobbies or something...   :-\

I for one have always assumed that your hobbies involved cowboys in some fashion or another...
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jesse James on May 29, 2009, 03:49 PM
Only when we're "going fishing" for a couple weeks every year.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: name on May 29, 2009, 03:50 PM
giddyup, pardner.   :-*
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Keonobi on May 29, 2009, 04:11 PM
How about people unoriginal enough to come up with a screen name?

Interesting...a quick search of the members yielded 142 folks with some form of Jedi in their username.  


No love for the people who ripped off a Jedi's name? 
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: P-Siddy on June 7, 2009, 01:36 AM
Coworkers (I've noticed this with only the females) who use the microwave to heat things and put way too much time only to stop it a few seconds before it stops and not bother to clear the time for the next user. Couldn't the person just wait 3 seconds, or adjust there time so that it's exactly what they need.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Matt_Fury on June 7, 2009, 07:43 PM
People who walk their dogs and don't clean up after them.

This really had me worried before Cora had all her shots.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: iFett on June 7, 2009, 09:49 PM
Coworkers (I've noticed this with only the females) who use the microwave to heat things and put way too much time only to stop it a few seconds before it stops and not bother to clear the time for the next user. Couldn't the person just wait 3 seconds, or adjust there time so that it's exactly what they need.

I'm soooo guilty of that, but I do clear the clock when I'm done.  We've got six microwaves, but 12-12:30 seems to be a popular lunch time for some reason.  3:40 for 1:20 everyday.  Ever have someone take your dish out of the microwave if you're not waiting - watching?  Total slap in the face.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Keonobi on June 8, 2009, 10:49 AM
The issue I've run into lately is when someone puts something in to microwave and wanders off, so when their food is done heating/cooking, they aren't around.  I'm sure that's not what iFett was talking about (when people stop your food because you aren't guarding it), but its annoying that apparently your time is more valuable and you don't have to be considerate, or that you are ok with other people touching your food (kinda gross).
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: stormie on June 8, 2009, 04:33 PM
And I also feel it's necessary to mention that heating up anything with a strong or potentially offensive odor (seafood of ALL kinds) in the communal microwave is a big no-no. Nothing worse than the smell of someone's "catch of the week" wafting through the office for 1-2 days.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on June 8, 2009, 05:08 PM
People who walk their dogs and don't clean up after them.


Amen.  Also -- people who keep outdoor cats in an urban area.  We have neighboors who have 3 cats that live outside.  The seem to prefer everyone's yard but their own.  I don't understand why people seem to think it's okay to let their cats have free reign over other people's property while I keep my dog in the house or in our fenced yard.  I'm tired of the little bastards attacking my ankles when I go in the backyard.  They love to torment the dog by hiding in the flower beds and pouncing on him.  Our other neighbors have spoken to them about this (they have indoor cats and the outdoor cats pee on their front stoop and antagonize the indoor cats) and the cat owners don't care.

I think it's time for some cat traps...........

Did I mention that I detest cats?
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Angry Ewok on June 8, 2009, 05:11 PM
Did I mention that I detest cats?

Cats can be real ********... we've always had a cat, but all of ours have been "home boys"... too many wild animals out here, coyotes and whatnot, for a cat to last long if it doesn't stay near the house.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Diddly on June 8, 2009, 06:51 PM
People who walk their dogs and don't clean up after them.

Guilty. Although I always have my dog do his business in the park, where nobody walks.

On the subject of cats, there appears to be some wild cats in my neighborhood as well, every time I walk outside our front porch reeks of cat piss. I've yet to find the culprits.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Greg on June 8, 2009, 07:53 PM
I took in an outdoor cat for a brief period, but kept him outside as my parents were allergic. He got in scuffles with other cats at least once a week. I gave him to neighbors that could keep him inside, as I didn't want him to end up dead.

And on the subject of wild cats, there is a pack of cats that roams around my school. It's rather sketchy to see a cat bolt accross the sidewalk while walking to class.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jayson on June 20, 2009, 12:12 AM
Stubbing half your foot on the footstool and then falling on the floor with your freshly served dinner plate in hand.

Obviously, I did this tonight and it took every bit of self-control to keep from throwing the goddamn thing through the living room window. As a bonus, I think I broke my toe as I can't even look at it without it throbbing and it looks to be nearly twice the width of the others.

Oh, and I don't have any beer so now I'm really pissed.  >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on June 20, 2009, 12:50 AM
Oh, and I don't have any beer so now I'm really pissed.  >:(

Justifiable homicide. 
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: iFett on August 14, 2009, 04:33 PM
Pissy ass co-workers.   >:(

Life is stressful enough without having to deal with their **** too.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: speedermike on August 15, 2009, 02:58 PM

"Guilty. Although I always have my dog do his business in the park, where nobody walks. "




People don't walk there becuase it's covered in dog crap!  =)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediJman on August 16, 2009, 12:01 AM
WAL-MART.   >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: efranks on September 3, 2009, 12:54 PM
People that post on forums hinting that they have news but can't post it for reasons ranging from they truly don't know **** to it's some type of "insider" information.  If you know something, just post it but if you can't tell for some valid reason, don't drop hints about knowing just to get your ego stroked.

   E...
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Matt on February 5, 2010, 02:40 PM
A woman, talking on a cell phone, driving a car.

I don't know if this belongs more here, or if I should just start up a "Things that frighten the ever-living **** out of you" thread.

QMFMFT.  (Quoting myself for ************* truth.)

I'd also like to go ahead and add "airbag deployment smell" to the list of annoyances.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Scott on February 5, 2010, 03:17 PM
People who are Fast Food Ordering Morons is my new pet peeve.  Me and a CoWorker went to Subway yesterday, I swear it was the lady in front of me's first time to the joint.  It took her 5 minutes to order her damn sandwhich...THEN she gets to the end of the line and says, oh I need 3 more sandwhiches.  I just about Colmaned her right then and there

QMFMFT

Seriously...how many ******* people have never been to Subway before.  I could order a ******* sandwhich in my sleep...it is not that ******* hard.  I waited behind a lady yesterday that had to be told 4 times they don't have Swiss cheese ::)

PS...Hope you are OK Virex :-\
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Keonobi on February 5, 2010, 03:32 PM
Its about 4:30, so there are a lot of other cars on the road and we're on one of the main roads thru town.  There are two lanes going each way, plus a center turn lane and its a 40.  I'm in the left lane and we're approaching a car sitting in the turn lane waiting to turn left across traffic (there are a bunch of lights, so this person will get to turn in a minute or so anyway..), the car in front of me comes to a dead stop from 40 to let the other car (without the right of way) turn left, but since its two lanes each way, we had to wait for someone in the left lane also to come to a stop.

Seriously?  Who taught you to drive that you have to yield the right of way to every car that is attempting to make a turn anywhere?  Do you stop at green lights to allow the cars stopped at the red lights to go through also?
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Matt on February 5, 2010, 03:52 PM
PS...Hope you are OK Virex :-\

Thanks, man.  I'm okay, just pissed.  But what else is new.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jesse James on February 5, 2010, 03:56 PM
They're trying to push through cell laws here and the local news went out and found asshats with phones glued to their ears openly arguing that they can text (not just talk, but yes, text) and drive so they didn't see a need for a law, and that it would be easy for them to argue against charges anyway.

And yeah, hope you're doing ok man.  Did you freak out on her after the accident?  I would have.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: ruiner on February 5, 2010, 04:13 PM
QWMMFT, lady!
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on February 5, 2010, 04:34 PM
They're trying to push through cell laws here and the local news went out and found asshats with phones glued to their ears openly arguing that they can text (not just talk, but yes, text) and drive so they didn't see a need for a law, and that it would be easy for them to argue against charges anyway.


That law is in place here now for all the good it does.  People still talking and texting like mad.  I think the only real reason is that AFTER the accident they can subpoena records and it becomes a clear cut case of fault. 

People are idiots, where's the surprise?  Sorry to hear Virex (prick).
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Matt on February 5, 2010, 05:55 PM
And yeah, hope you're doing ok man.  Did you freak out on her after the accident?  I would have.

Naw, dude.  Being in somewhat of a state of shock as I exited what remained of my automobile, I was totally silent until she asked me if I was okay.  Then I whipped out my phone, pulled up my post in this thread from over a year ago, and had her read the part where I wrote that women talking on the phone while behind the wheel frighten the ever-living **** out of me.

Then I turned around and showed her the proof.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: iFett on February 5, 2010, 06:05 PM
It's about time this thread got revived.  I miss reading about other people's problems.

Sorry to hear about your mess though Matt.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediJman on February 5, 2010, 06:15 PM
Matt - glad to hear you're okay.  I can't even count the number of close calls I've seen with people chatting on their dumb phones.  It's a nice time saver I guess, until you get in an accident or kill someone. 

My latest pet peeve is sick kids.  We were all set to drive back to Madison this morning to visit Grandma.  We packed and loaded the van the night before and were on the road by 8:30 this morning.  However, my son had a rash that got worse over night, so we hit the doctor's office on the way out.  Of course, he has strep throat, so we had to go get prescription and then head back home.  SO we wasted all that time packing and loading and unloading and unpacking, AND my son feels like crap on top of it all. 
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Matt on February 5, 2010, 08:19 PM
Thanks, fellas.  Funny, we had a big ice/snow storm that came through last week, and as my car is (was?) absolute garbage in that stuff, I kept the driving to a bare minimum in fear of wrecking it.  Today the sun's out for the first time in a week, melting all the crap off the road, and now I get in the wreck.  Fantastic.

And, on top of all this, a couple weeks ago, someone stole my goddamn license plate.  For real.  Last night I spent twenty minutes putting anti-theft fasteners on the new one.

All in all I'd say, for me, automobile-wise, 2010 is off to a. . . smashing. . . start.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Scott on February 5, 2010, 10:58 PM
Bump? (http://jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=4378.0)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Matt on February 5, 2010, 11:21 PM
Haha, no.  I've considered the Accord, but I hear I can get a killer deal on a pre-owned Toyota right now.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Scott on February 18, 2010, 09:21 PM
(http://pdbb.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/c3po.jpg)

C-3PO...Not...C-3P0
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: BillCable on February 19, 2010, 08:18 AM
Hey... I've had some pretty decent eBay scores on account of C-3P0!
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Scott on February 19, 2010, 10:08 AM
Hey... I've had some pretty decent eBay scores on account of C-3P0!
Media Member D Martin's eBay Auctions??? (http://www.rebelscum.com/story/front/Medicom_Toy_Corporation_R2D2_C3P0_Real_Action_Heroes_Are_Up_129620.asp)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: BillCable on February 19, 2010, 10:25 AM
Ah, now that's pretty bad.  You'd think a professional Internet reporter wouldn't make that mistake.  But then even the Sideshow site has it wrong:

C-3P0
RAH
12 inch Figure
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Keonobi on March 1, 2010, 03:27 PM
The volume of stolen merchandise from Walmart.  Everytime I'm there I find a completely empty package of one type or another.  I'm frustrated that people steal the stuff in the first place, but also that Walmart does nothing to motivate their staff to do anything about it.  You bring it to their attention and they just put the stuff back on the shelf.

Also people who plow/snowblow/shovel their driveway out into the street instead of their lawn.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: iFett on July 6, 2010, 06:00 PM
Tailgaters   >:(

I've been lightly rear-ended three times in the past two months by little Hondas and Toyotas.  No injuries to anyone or damage to my truck so far, but seriously!?  Never been rear-ended in my life until the start of last month.  Went out and bought a hitch and ball to try and deter the tailgaters and their evil tailgating ways.   >:D
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: name on July 7, 2010, 03:56 PM
Tailgaters   >:(

I've been lightly rear-ended three times in the past two months by little Hondas and Toyotas.  No injuries to anyone or damage to my truck so far, but seriously!?  Never been rear-ended in my life until the start of last month.  Went out and bought a hitch and ball to try and deter the tailgaters and their evil tailgating ways.   >:D

Years ago I had a Jeep Cherokee that had a hole in the supply hose for the rear windsheild washer.  When I activated the rear wash, it shot a stream of soapy water in a straight line behind me.  Great for tailgaters....felt like James Bond.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jabba the Slug on July 7, 2010, 08:03 PM
1. When you always come across something you DON'T need, but when you DO need it, it's NOT friggin' there anymore!! >:( Happens all the time!

2. When I buy a comic in perfect shape (no creases, no tears, no wear), and then the cashier proceeds to smash it against the counter, roll it up, and then place it in the bag, handing me a very not-so-nice-looking comic.

3. People that are about to let their dog use your house as a nice, shiny toilet, but when they see that you so happen to be at the foot of the stairs or exiting the front door, they quickly yank the leash (nearly strangling the poor dog to death) and proceed to casually walk away.

4. When you're talking to Person A and having a good conversation and someone walks right up to Person A and decides to start their own conversation with Person A and leaves you out of it. ::)

5. When you're at a store approaching the toy aisle (or any aisle, for that matter, although it mainly happens in the action figure section) and someone's already there, and they refuse to move themselves or their cart and proceed to block you out from taking a look at whatever you want to look at.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 7, 2010, 11:59 PM
When you buy a figure online that you never saw in the stores and then you suddenly see it everywhere. (for less)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Keonobi on July 19, 2010, 09:22 AM
Elevator etiquette, or lack thereof.

Case in point:

The building I work in has a cafeteria on the first floor and then a handful of floors above it.  There are three elevators (two can accomidate about 6 people, while the other can handle about 12-15). 

I arrive at work this morning and the large elevator is just opening, the first person to get on is carrying their breakfast in both hands (cup of coffee & a plate full of something...), and there about four other people getting on as well.

The first person on is only going up one floor (annoying on its own, but whatever).  They manage with some difficulty, to hit the button for their floor (their hands are full remember, and they could have asked any of the 4 people waiting to get on, who have free hands, to push the button for them, but instead they block the doorway while they struggle to extend one finger....).

Then 'breakfast hands' decides to stand less than 6 inches from the elevator buttons....  You are the first person on and you are going to block all the buttons?  So instead of trying to squeeze by to push the button for my floor, I simply ask: "Could you hit 5, please?".  No response.  Instead 'breakfast hands' moves away from the buttons....  I hear a voice behind me comment, "I guess that's a 'No.'"

Seriously are elevators that complex?  Let the people get out first.  Then move all the way on.  If the elevator is even partly full and you can't reach the buttons, ask for someone to hit the button for your floor.  If you can't hit the buttons, don't stand so close to the buttons that no one else can reach.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediJman on July 19, 2010, 09:40 AM
Um, did it occur to you that you could offer to push the button for that person right away, making the need for them to be anywhere near a button obsolete?  Maybe it all happened too fast for that.  I rarely hear people ask for help with something like that because they are too shy or don't want to bother others.  I often hold the door and ask others what floor they want to help avoid situations just like that.

My pet peeve for the day is Target/Hasbro and the complete lack of any SW product for what seems like about 4 months now.  Just ridiculous that they have this stuff sitting in their distribution centers, but won't send it out to stores.  I don't care if it's Hasbro wanting to enforce a street date or Target's inability to reset their pegs in time...I'm pissy about them both.  >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Keonobi on July 19, 2010, 10:02 AM
Um, did it occur to you that you could offer to push the button for that person right away, making the need for them to be anywhere near a button obsolete?  Maybe it all happened too fast for that.  I rarely hear people ask for help with something like that because they are too shy or don't want to bother others.  I often hold the door and ask others what floor they want to help avoid situations just like that.


I do the same thing, if I'm the first one on, today I was 5th.  I'll frequently hit the button for my floor and ask people where they are headed, or I continue further into the elevator to make room for others.  But I can't offer to help someone when they are first on the elevator and have successfully blocked the entire doorway to the elevator (still not sure how one person managed to block a space 6 feet across, but it happened).  I don't know if its because our building is currently occupied by only a single company (or collectively we're very lazy and most people have gotten pretty good at elevator etiquette), but I regularly hear people asking others to press the button for a certain floor for them.

My point is what happened today was remarkable for how the elevator experience typically goes, and that is annoying.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: P-Siddy on July 19, 2010, 02:41 PM
Friends that borrow things and never return them to the point that you forget who borrowed said item or that you have to ask them to return it.
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Post by: JediJman on July 19, 2010, 02:59 PM
Friends that borrow things and never return them to the point that you forget who borrowed said item or that you have to ask them to return it.

Well, amen to that.  My wife ALWAYS loans out our DVDs to people (4 more this weekend to a friend) and I feel like we never get them back.   >:(
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Post by: P-Siddy on July 19, 2010, 03:21 PM
I told my wife that the library is now closed for lending. If someone wants to borrow something that badly, I'm taking a security deposit to cover the cost of replacement. So far I'm down 3 DVDs (one being Russian and expensive as hell to replace), and 2 BSG Season companions.
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Post by: JediJman on July 19, 2010, 03:23 PM
Cripes Steve, I told you I would get your BSG discs back as soon as I'm done with them. 
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Post by: P-Siddy on July 19, 2010, 03:25 PM
Cripes Steve, I told you I would get your BSG discs back as soon as I'm done with them. 

 ;D

Actually, the companions are the books that go along with the seasons.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: iFett on July 19, 2010, 03:36 PM
I quit loaning out parts of my library years ago.  I know that Constantine and a few others are still floating around out there that I'll never see again.  Doesn't matter if it was a friend or family member - I'd always get the discs back (inevitably) with scratches and liquid/food particles caked on.  Do people still really use these things for coasters or frisbees?
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Post by: Diddly on July 19, 2010, 06:40 PM
People who make up lies and force you into situations where you come out looking like the bad guy no matter what.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Matt on July 19, 2010, 11:26 PM
People who make up lies and force you into situations where you come out looking like the bad guy no matter what.

Have you stopped beating your wife?
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediJman on March 1, 2011, 05:16 PM
For the second time today I have encountered someone in the men's room relieving themselves with one hand and playing with their smart phone in the other.  You seriously can't wait?  Come on people.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jesse James on March 1, 2011, 07:32 PM
People who brake on black ice without a lick of traffic anywhere in sight in front of them.  Just a line behind them.   ::)  ******' morons.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on March 2, 2011, 11:33 AM
I don't know if this qualifies as Pet Peeve because I hope to God it was a once in a lifetime experience but here it is:  People who take pictures at a funeral  :o.  We went to the prayers and funeral for a friend's 13 year old son on Saturday.  The church was packed so we had to sit in the reception hall where the family was recieving visitors.  There was a live video feed and chairs set up.  The lady in front us of - who was sitting in the front row - kept taking snapshots of the crying family as they were hugging people in the recieving line.  Then she took pictures of the funeral on the screen.  She even took some when they brought the casket out of the church and some at the grave sight when the family was falling apart.  I think everyone was too appalled and upset about the day to say anything to her.  I can't even begin to think of a good reason to take pictures in that situation.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jeff on March 2, 2011, 12:19 PM
I can't even begin to think of a good reason to take pictures in that situation.

Uh...  my grandma asked me to take pictures before my grandpa's funeral.  She asked me to take pics of him, the coffin, the gravesite, the flowers, etc.  She wanted the pictures so that she would be able to remember, even if (when) she couldn't remember anymore.  :-\ 

We didn't take pics during the actual funeral mass, but we ended up taking quite a few for her at the wake - family and friends she hadn't seen in a long time and that sort of thing.  One lady did chastise me for my horrible lack of manners taking pictures during such a personal affair.  It was fun - little old church lady bitching me out because I was doing what my grandmother, the grieving widow of the funeral, asked me to do. :P

It was really hard at the time to stop and take those pics, but I know that she appreciated it.  It was like she knew then that even though it was going to be hard/awkward to take the pictures, she'd appreciate having them after it was all over and some time had gone by...
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Post by: Tracy on March 2, 2011, 12:38 PM
That makes sense in that situation.  I am not making light of your grandmother's/family's grief by any means.  This child died as a result of a firearm accident in the home.  His mother found him.  The parents were beyond grief striken.  The mother was falling apart.  I just found it hard to imagine that she would have asked someone to take pictures of her wailing at the gravesite and in the receiving line while her father and her husband held her up.  I could understand someone taking a few snapshots at the family's request, or for a family member who was unable to attend.  It just seemed to me, at least, that this was a bit much.  She kept taking pictures of the mother - not the people who attended.  It just made me feel uncomfortable for the family - they were already on display during such a horrible time.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Symposium on March 3, 2011, 08:04 PM
Calling pet hates, pet peeves.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: 501ST on March 3, 2011, 11:12 PM
Pet peeve is exactly as above - pet hates not pet peeves.

Who gets peeved - such a dumb yank term.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jesse James on March 3, 2011, 11:31 PM
I dunno, I don't consider Peeves and "Hate" the same... 

I think "Things that piss you off!" covers the hate aspect of the thread...  Peeves are probably more closely akin to an annoyance.  They have different tones though, in my mind anyway.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: 501ST on March 3, 2011, 11:33 PM
I dunno, I don't consider Peeves and "Hate" the same... 

I think "Things that piss you off!" covers the hate aspect of the thread...  Peeves are probably more closely akin to an annoyance.  They have different tones though, in my mind anyway.

Oh well if a peeve is an annoyance and not something to be hated - I know exactly what one of mine is.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: name on March 9, 2011, 04:02 PM
In general, I hate when a waiter doesn't believe me, or hassels me, if i ask for food to be spicy.  As in, I order buffalo wings...with the hottest sauce on the menu...and I get "are you sure?  that's really hot..oooooooookkkkkkk."

But today...TODAY...I went to a new Thai place, craving spicy.  Waiter asked me how hot i wanted it, and I said "do your worse...the hottest you can make it."  So he brings me a dish, that was repectably spicy but not too bad, and then ten minutes later comes by the table and says "Ok...if you liked that then next time you should order our Thai sauce...it's a sauce that's hotter than our Hot and has little peppers in it, but it bothers some people so I just gave you our hottest normal hot."

Dubya.  Tee.  Eff.
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Post by: evenflow on March 9, 2011, 04:20 PM
People who are late. I dont understand why people are constantly late.
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Post by: efranks on March 9, 2011, 06:09 PM
I'm always late.  I just can't be bothered to be somewhere when someone else tells me to be there.  Generally, because I don't give a ****.

   E...
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Hemish on March 10, 2011, 03:08 AM
Buying a video game and having to wait 30 minutes while the stupid thing 'updates'
WTF
Lost planet2 on the ps3 I waited a good 40 minutes before I got any freakin game time.
Remember when you used to put a game in turn the machine on and play???
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Post by: name on March 10, 2011, 08:05 AM
Remember when you used to put a game in turn the machine on and play???


Not always.  Sometimes you had to blow on it first.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: iFett on March 13, 2011, 04:30 PM
People in parking lots that immediatley put their vehicle into reverse after entering that don't look behind them before backing up.  Also hate morons who are turning left on a green light (no green arrow) that disregard oncoming traffic that's turning right.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: 501ST on March 14, 2011, 12:16 AM
People in parking lots that immediatley put their vehicle into reverse after entering that don't look behind them before backing up.  Also hate morons who are turning left on a green light (no green arrow) that disregard oncoming traffic that's turning right.

This site is helpful in that regard:

http://youparklikeanasshole.com/
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Post by: Jesse James on March 14, 2011, 01:56 AM
Also hate morons who are turning left on a green light (no green arrow) that disregard oncoming traffic that's turning right.

That's called a "Pittsburgh left" around here, or so I've heard it referred.  I hear people from other areas say they've never seen so many people do the left turn on green in front of others.

Though it may also be people waiting at a red light and when it turns green and they're turning left they gun it before the oncoming stuff can gun it and keep them from turning...  I may have my left turn douchebaggery mixed up slightly.  Same basic concept though, just with a twist.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: iFett on August 8, 2011, 12:21 PM
People that drive with their left arm hanging outside of their vehicle.  I guess it's better then their leg hanging out, but ya...I've come to accept texting and talking on the phone as the norm so for some reason that's ok...not safe, but ok.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediJman on August 8, 2011, 12:54 PM
People that drive with their left arm hanging outside of their vehicle.  I guess it's better then their leg hanging out, but ya...I've come to accept texting and talking on the phone as the norm so for some reason that's ok...not safe, but ok.

Okay, I actually see a lot of people drive with their left leg/foot sticking out the window and it annoys the hell out of me.  Keep your stinky feet inside the vehicle when in motion!  >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Symposium on August 8, 2011, 04:46 PM
People that drive with their left arm hanging outside of their vehicle.  I guess it's better then their leg hanging out, but ya...I've come to accept texting and talking on the phone as the norm so for some reason that's ok...not safe, but ok.

I live in the UK so that would be really impressive or dangerous depending on the window they use :P
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: McMetal on August 8, 2011, 05:04 PM
People that drive with their left arm hanging outside of their vehicle.  I guess it's better then their leg hanging out, but ya...I've come to accept texting and talking on the phone as the norm so for some reason that's ok...not safe, but ok.

co-sign. I don't know why but this bugs me too, moreso when they are gesturing and not just letting it hang down.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jesse James on August 8, 2011, 08:31 PM
Wait, texting/talking is acceptable, but driving with your left arm out the window isn't?  Hmmm, ok.

As someone who does a lot of driving at his job, I'll happily know I'm annoying a lot of folks with my left arm as it flails about out my car window. ;D

No legs hanging out the window though.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediJman on August 8, 2011, 10:36 PM
No legs hanging out the window though.

Thank you Jesse.   :-*
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: P-Siddy on August 8, 2011, 10:57 PM
Yeah, I'm not in the talk/text while driving crowd. Too dangerous with people's mind not on the road... same with the ladies that are applying make-up on the way to work. Just wake up 15 minutes earlier each day so that you live a long, healthy life.

I also must annoy people with my arm out the window.

No legs hanging out the window though.

But how are all the homeless suppose to get those free shoes that litter the roads?
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jesse James on August 8, 2011, 11:39 PM
I wonder if that's why you sometimes see just a random shoe on the road...  No mate to it, just a random piece of footwear laying along a road.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediJman on August 9, 2011, 12:04 AM
Yeah, I'm not in the talk/text while driving crowd. Too dangerous with people's mind not on the road... same with the ladies that are applying make-up on the way to work. Just wake up 15 minutes earlier each day so that you live a long, healthy life.

That's sexist.  You should have an equal dislike for men applying their make-up on the way to work.

Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: P-Siddy on August 9, 2011, 10:29 AM
Yeah, I'm not in the talk/text while driving crowd. Too dangerous with people's mind not on the road... same with the ladies that are applying make-up on the way to work. Just wake up 15 minutes earlier each day so that you live a long, healthy life.

That's sexist.  You should have an equal dislike for men applying their make-up on the way to work.

True, I forgot about your morning rituals. Apologies, kind sir/ma'am.  ;)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jabba the Slug on August 11, 2011, 02:52 AM
As of recently: Hasbro Q/A's.

Mostly because of you, Hasbro. >:(
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Post by: Hemish on August 12, 2011, 07:35 AM
People who cant do the speed limit and must go faster and then whinge they get a ticket for speeding
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediJman on August 12, 2011, 12:44 PM
Kubrick Chase Hammerhead.  I have a real love/hate relationship with him.

Changed my mind, I love him.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on August 17, 2011, 04:08 PM
Craigslist.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jesse James on August 17, 2011, 05:20 PM
I only hate when my dominatrix/mistress from there cancels...

Oh wait, I've said too much!  :-X
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on August 17, 2011, 09:14 PM
Sorry about cancelling on you like that Jesse - but I was waiting on some guy who was supposed to come by and get the furniture I was selling....... :-\
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Post by: Jesse James on August 17, 2011, 10:53 PM
That was Paul.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: iFett on August 26, 2011, 03:21 PM
After being out with tens of thousands of people today at the glorious MN State Fair I have to say my new piss off is people who drag their feet (while walking of course)  PICK EM UP LAZY ASSES!  Hey - at least it's not car related.   :)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: McMetal on August 27, 2011, 09:51 AM
HURRICANES!!!  >:(

Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Matt on August 27, 2011, 11:34 AM
After being out with tens of thousands of people today at the glorious MN State Fair I have to say my new piss off is people who drag their feet (while walking of course)  PICK EM UP LAZY ASSES!  Hey - at least it's not car related.   :)

Just be glad that people are walking at all at your state fair.

(http://i.imgur.com/HUiRm.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/CXPxT.jpg)
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Post by: Tracy on August 27, 2011, 12:07 PM
HURRICANES!!!  >:(

I second that!  We had to cut our beach vacation short.  We had a mandatory evacuation on Oak Island, NC - just south of Wilmington - effective as of 10 a.m. yesterday.  On a positive note - the kids finally got to see some sea turtles hatch and swim out to sea.  Usually they hatch at night unassisted.  Since Irene was advancing, and the eggs where within the 50-60 day incubation time period, they decided to dig up the nest on Thursday afternoon.  It was really cool to see 122 little Loggerhead babies hatch and them swim out to sea.  We were told they would make it out to the Gulf Stream before Irene arrived - if they made it that far w/o being fish-food.
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Post by: Greg on August 27, 2011, 05:17 PM
HURRICANES!!!  >:(

I second that!  We had to cut our beach vacation short.  We had a mandatory evacuation on Oak Island, NC - just south of Wilmington - effective as of 10 a.m. yesterday.  On a positive note - the kids finally got to see some sea turtles hatch and swim out to sea.  Usually they hatch at night unassisted.  Since Irene was advancing, and the eggs where within the 50-60 day incubation time period, they decided to dig up the nest on Thursday afternoon.  It was really cool to see 122 little Loggerhead babies hatch and them swim out to sea.  We were told they would make it out to the Gulf Stream before Irene arrived - if they made it that far w/o being fish-food.

That's pretty cool about the turtles. Most of my Wilmington friends ended up staying out there. I go to East Carolina, but I came home for the weekend. My brother stayed there, and he told me most of the streets are blocked by either flooding or downed trees. This is picture of my newly damaged apartment building made it on the local news:

(http://c344522.r22.cf0.rackcdn.com/f1403c3a-215c-47cd-851e-a90f662fbfa4.jpg)

My room is on the opposite end so I'm hoping things are okay. So far nothing too bad has happened in north Raleigh. I'm surprised we still have power.
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Post by: iFett on August 28, 2011, 05:31 PM
Just be glad that people are walking at all at your state fair.

(http://i.imgur.com/HUiRm.jpg)

Oh I've seen plenty of whales riding go carts out there.  Even saw a 300-400lb woman riding one Friday who ordered a tub of 40-50 cookies....breakfast perhaps?  Oh and free chapstick flavor this year at the fair was either ketchup or mustard.  Previous years were bacon flavored and a popcorn butter flavor.  Eh....

Oh - and hurricanes...Sorry.. ya those must suck too and are a bit more serious than the feet draggers.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Matt_Fury on August 28, 2011, 06:53 PM
When I lived on the Outer Banks, I liked hurricanes because that is when the surf was at its best!
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Keonobi on August 30, 2011, 10:12 PM
My gripe is sort of Hurricane related, and perhaps is too state specific...  Anyway, in NY, when a traffic light is out the law says you're supposed to treat it like its a stop sign.  Its a pretty simple concept, and kind of just harkens back to before there were stop lights; everyone is careful when they come to an intersection so they don't get plowed into by the idiot coming the other way, right?

Either that or I've been inventing state laws again, because I was the only one stopping on the way to work on Monday..
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Diddly on September 1, 2011, 07:05 PM
Not being able to go into Best Buy, Wal-Mart, etc. without being harassed by a DirecTV salesman asking you to switch over. It wouldn't be so bad if they stayed at the stand near the entrance, but these guys actually walk around the store in normal clothes and start conversations with you. Not a fan.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediJman on September 4, 2011, 10:05 AM
Not being able to go into Best Buy, Wal-Mart, etc. without being harassed by a DirecTV salesman asking you to switch over. It wouldn't be so bad if they stayed at the stand near the entrance, but these guys actually walk around the store in normal clothes and start conversations with you. Not a fan.

I have the same problem with Home Depot.  I can't get down two aisles now without someone explaining in detail how badly I need to have my kitchen cabinets refaced.  Really?  What % of HD shoppers are in need of and in financial position to have their kitchens redone right now?  Maybe .005%? 
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Post by: Dressel Rebel on September 4, 2011, 10:09 AM
My gripe is sort of Hurricane related, and perhaps is too state specific...  Anyway, in NY, when a traffic light is out the law says you're supposed to treat it like its a stop sign.  Its a pretty simple concept, and kind of just harkens back to before there were stop lights; everyone is careful when they come to an intersection so they don't get plowed into by the idiot coming the other way, right?

Either that or I've been inventing state laws again, because I was the only one stopping on the way to work on Monday..

People don't even stop at stop signs where I live, forget about knowing what to do when a traffic light is out.  I can't even get them to stop passing me over double yellow lines on sidestreets when I'm doing 5 mph over the speed limit.  Like a lot of things in society, I have noticed marked deterioration in the way people treat one another, most notably in the respect department.
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Post by: Scockery on September 11, 2011, 12:56 PM
Since it's 9/11's tenth anniversary...I'd say "truthers" and apologists for murderous whackos piss me off. 

If that's too political for this forum, well...I don't care. Delete it.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Morgbug on January 19, 2012, 11:57 PM
Not sure if anyone how much I generally loathe the movie going public but it's about to get worse. 

Never mind those that talk incessantly, cannot seem to functionally open a candy wrapper in under ten minutes, hoof the back of your chair or text/talk on their cell phones incessantly.  Nope, all that bull**** isn't bad enough.  Here in Manitoba (Minnesota north) we're about to allow sales of liquor in movie theaters.  Yup, those without inhibitions or internal filters to tell them they are indeed being ******** are about to become even more idiotic.  Who thinks up this ****? 
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Post by: JesseVader08 on January 20, 2012, 04:07 AM
That ain't gonna be pretty.  :-\
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Post by: Jesse James on January 21, 2012, 01:21 AM
I think you can drink in some theaters here but you have to be in a special section of the theater...  For some reason though I'm thinking I maybe even had a beer at it.  It doesn't really go together though, that's for sure.

Though it's up there with getting piss drunk at a sporting event when you think about it.  Paying all that money to watch a game drunk takes something away from it to me.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediJman on January 21, 2012, 08:22 AM
It really depends on how they do it.  We have a new theater near me that has a bar upstairs.  You can order some bar food and beer or mixed drinks and have them brought into the balcony of the theater.  The thing is, those movie tickets cost $16, so you don't get a lot of riff raff wanting to pay $16 just to have a beer - it's more couples and the like.  They also space out the seats.  You have 2 bigger, comfy lounge chair with a small table between them, then another 4-6 feet of space before you get to another seat.  They have definitely set it up to be more of a dating experience vs. just cramming people in and letting them booze it up.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jesse James on January 21, 2012, 04:53 PM
That's how it is here too Jman...  Expensive (well, moreso anyway) and separated from the regular theater, and it's more a food/drink/meal type experience while you watch which is still odd, but yeah... That's what I recall of it anyway.  I think I saw ROTS with a beer or something.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediJman on January 22, 2012, 02:03 PM
I caught Puss n Boots with the kids at the Cinema Cafe yesterday.  Not the best food, but that is a fun venue to take the kids too.  It's the one time you don't care if it takes them an hour to eat!  The movie was pretty fun for a kids movie as well - I had low expectations going in.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: iFett on January 22, 2012, 06:06 PM
I have no beef with my local theatres, but my latest piss off is folk who flick cig butts out their windows...especially when I'm driving behind them.  dicks
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 22, 2012, 06:18 PM
I have no beef with my local theatres, but my latest piss off is folk who flick cig butts out their windows...especially when I'm driving behind them.  dicks

That always amuses me.  They suck that cancerous **** into their body, but by God, that spent cigarette butt cannot stay in the car. No way.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: P-Siddy on January 22, 2012, 06:33 PM
I have no beef with my local theatres, but my latest piss off is folk who flick cig butts out their windows...especially when I'm driving behind them.  dicks

That always amuses me.  They suck that cancerous **** into their body, but by God, that spent cigarette butt cannot stay in the car. No way.

Especially when their car is equipped with an ashtray... lazy. Don't want to clean it up.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on January 22, 2012, 10:10 PM
I have no beef with my local theatres, but my latest piss off is folk who flick cig butts out their windows...especially when I'm driving behind them.  dicks

That always amuses me.  They suck that cancerous **** into their body, but by God, that spent cigarette butt cannot stay in the car. No way.

Especially when their car is equipped with an ashtray... lazy. Don't want to clean it up.
Not that I condone people ******* cig butts out car windows, but........do newer cars even come equipped with ashtrays?  My '05 Honda CRV doesn't have one and neither does my husband's '04 Ridgeline.  Not that they can't figure out something better that chucking them out the window..........
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediJman on January 22, 2012, 11:51 PM
If you don't care about yourself or others enough to not light up, then I'm guessing you don't lay awake at night worrying about littering either.  I can't stand it when people throw crap out their window.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jesse James on January 23, 2012, 01:11 AM
Tracy, a lot of newer cars come with one that fits in a cup holder and is removable and ultimately something peopel often dispose of I think since smoking isn't as big a deal.  My car's only cup holder is actually also an ash tray.  Pretty weird. :)  The space accomodations necessary in its design though kind of omitted many (and convenient) holders and so the one they did include has a little "lid" you flip back and it doubles as an ash tray to boot.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: McMetal on January 23, 2012, 11:24 PM
Man, I have one that is driving me nuts the past few weeks: frigging static electricity!

I don't know what it is, but I have been plagued relentlessly lately with getting shocked when I get out of the car. I mean like, EVERY time. Maybe it's new shoes, dry weather, I don't know.

A couple of times it has actually hurt. I've taken to just kicking the car door closed with my foot. But even then, sometimes it still happens when I eventually touch something metal.

I never recall having this problem before, maybe I'm getting more conductive in my old age?
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: name on January 24, 2012, 01:29 PM
I don't know if I've posted it before, but people who don't understand the right of way.  And I don't mean people cutting me off...I mean people who think they're being nice by yeilding their own right of way.  I get it all the time here...waving me out to go first at a four way stop, waiting to turn off of a main road so I can enter it first, waiting to enter a roundabout when I'm still half a block away...sweet lord, the roundabouts.

You're not being nice...you're making the road confusing and unsafe for both of us.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediJman on January 24, 2012, 02:34 PM
I don't know if I've posted it before, but people who don't understand the right of way.  And I don't mean people cutting me off...I mean people who think they're being nice by yeilding their own right of way.  I get it all the time here...waving me out to go first at a four way stop, waiting to turn off of a main road so I can enter it first, waiting to enter a roundabout when I'm still half a block away...sweet lord, the roundabouts.

You're not being nice...you're making the road confusing and unsafe for both of us.

I'd like to build on that for people walking on the sidewalk or in a hall or a store.  Is it not common knowledge to stay to the right side even when you're walking?  I constantly find people moving to their left when walking at me as I am moving to my right to avoid them.  I had an Asian woman almost mow me down at Target the other day.  The worst part is, I'll offer up an "excuse me" and I just get a dirty look in return as though I'm the one in the wrong.  Seriously!?  That and when a crowd of 2+ people walk side by side and don't allow any room for people walking in the other direction.  If I am walking towards you and you are spread 5 people across, perhaps one of you should move out the way instead of forcing me to sidestep.  I swear I'm going to just start plowing through people.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jeff on January 24, 2012, 02:39 PM
when a crowd of 2+ people walk side by side and don't allow any room for people walking in the other direction.

Ugh, that pisses me off too.  If there are four of you, then walk 2x2 down the hallway and leave some room dammit.  You don't have to be 4across, arm-in-arm like you're skipping down the friggin' yellow brick road or something.   ::)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: name on January 24, 2012, 03:16 PM
when a crowd of 2+ people walk side by side and don't allow any room for people walking in the other direction.

Ugh, that pisses me off too.  If there are four of you, then walk 2x2 down the hallway and leave some room dammit.  You don't have to be 4across, arm-in-arm like you're skipping down the friggin' yellow brick road or something.   ::)

The place this pisses me off most is at amusement parks...especially Disney.  Enormous extended families in matching t-shirts clustered together everywhere in groups of 30.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: efranks on January 24, 2012, 04:30 PM
when a crowd of 2+ people walk side by side and don't allow any room for people walking in the other direction.

Ugh, that pisses me off too.  If there are four of you, then walk 2x2 down the hallway and leave some room dammit.  You don't have to be 4across, arm-in-arm like you're skipping down the friggin' yellow brick road or something.   ::)

This!  Also, don't walk in the door of Target or Walmart or the grocery store and then stop dead in the entrance and try to figure out where you're going.  I can't tell you how many times I've almost run over someone from behind because they walk in the door and just stop.

Like Jman said, one of these days I'm going to just start pushing people out of my way.  I have a feeling that the first time I find myself standing over some Cornell ******bag, who is face down in the Target entrace with my boot on his neck, it's going to be the happiest day I've ever had.

   E...
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 24, 2012, 05:25 PM
I have a feeling that the first time I find myself standing over some Cornell ******bag...

Why are we being singled out specifically?
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: efranks on January 25, 2012, 02:44 AM
Because after navigating the treacherous parking lot full of Daddy-supplied Lexus, Acura and Navigators, you have to get past the I Slammeda Ho and Tapa Kega Day Jersey transplants to actually get into the store.

Don't get me wrong, Cornell provides a good education and a lot of eye candy, but when I'm battling triple-digit rent increases because everyone caters to the rich students, I don't have any patience left for putting up with there **** when I just want to walk through a store to pick up one or two things and maybe check the toy aisle.

   E...
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Symposium on January 25, 2012, 04:39 AM
I already walk into people who don't move and call them dicks if they stop dead in front of me. I'm lucky I don't live in America as I would probably have been shot numerous times by now and no NHS to take out the bullets!
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 25, 2012, 05:54 PM

  I have a feeling that the first time I find myself standing over some Cornell ******bag, who is face down in the Target entrace with my boot on his neck, it's going to be the happiest day I've ever had.

   E...


Because after navigating the treacherous parking lot full of Daddy-supplied Lexus, Acura and Navigators, you have to get past the I Slammeda Ho and Tapa Kega Day Jersey transplants to actually get into the store.

Don't get me wrong, Cornell provides a good education and a lot of eye candy, but when I'm battling triple-digit rent increases because everyone caters to the rich students, I don't have any patience left for putting up with there **** when I just want to walk through a store to pick up one or two things and maybe check the toy aisle.

   E...

Wow.  That stereotype doesn't fit a single one of the 25 people I knew best during my tenure at Cornell.  Speaking for myself, my parents didn't go to much school past high school, my Dad was a construction worker for 40 years and my mom was a secretary.  I took loans for almost the entire amount of my tuition at Cornell and then went into another quarter million in debt to put myself through dental school.  Most of those I knew best who ended up in medical  school after trying for years to get in have similar stories.  Nobody gave me anything.  I don't doubt you might have met a few people like the ones you described along the way, you can find them at any school really, but you've really created an alternate reality of what most of us are like.  P.S. I drive a Ford.  My last car was a Ford.  And my next car will be a Ford.  And if my kids want to go to Cornell, God bless 'em.  They're taking a loan for it, and paying for their own car.  The same way me and my Cornell friends did.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on January 26, 2012, 07:56 AM
I don't know if I've posted it before, but people who don't understand the right of way.  And I don't mean people cutting me off...I mean people who think they're being nice by yeilding their own right of way.  I get it all the time here...waving me out to go first at a four way stop, waiting to turn off of a main road so I can enter it first, waiting to enter a roundabout when I'm still half a block away...sweet lord, the roundabouts.

You're not being nice...you're making the road confusing and unsafe for both of us.
Well said!  This bugs the crap out of me too.  The entire idea of right-of-way is so that drivers will be able to predict who will do what in a given situation.  Those who take it when it isn't theirs are just a touch worse than those that yield it when they shouldn't.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on January 26, 2012, 07:57 AM
when a crowd of 2+ people walk side by side and don't allow any room for people walking in the other direction.

Ugh, that pisses me off too.  If there are four of you, then walk 2x2 down the hallway and leave some room dammit.  You don't have to be 4across, arm-in-arm like you're skipping down the friggin' yellow brick road or something.   ::)

This!  Also, don't walk in the door of Target or Walmart or the grocery store and then stop dead in the entrance and try to figure out where you're going.  I can't tell you how many times I've almost run over someone from behind because they walk in the door and just stop.

Like Jman said, one of these days I'm going to just start pushing people out of my way.  I have a feeling that the first time I find myself standing over some Cornell ******bag, who is face down in the Target entrace with my boot on his neck, it's going to be the happiest day I've ever had.

   E...

This one is right near the top of my list.  God does this irritate me!
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Symposium on January 26, 2012, 11:56 AM
I don't know if I've posted it before, but people who don't understand the right of way.  And I don't mean people cutting me off...I mean people who think they're being nice by yeilding their own right of way.  I get it all the time here...waving me out to go first at a four way stop, waiting to turn off of a main road so I can enter it first, waiting to enter a roundabout when I'm still half a block away...sweet lord, the roundabouts.

You're not being nice...you're making the road confusing and unsafe for both of us.
Well said!  This bugs the crap out of me too.  The entire idea of right-of-way is so that drivers will be able to predict who will do what in a given situation.  Those who take it when it isn't theirs are just a touch worse than those that yield it when they shouldn't.

The yielders yield when they don't have to because of people who take the right of way when they shouldn't. The yielders lack driving confidence and would rather let everyone go first so they can clear the field for their own manoeuvre.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 26, 2012, 01:09 PM
My pet peeve is people that have pet peeves.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediJman on January 26, 2012, 04:16 PM
My pet peeve is people that have pet peeves.

So apparently you annoy yourself?
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: P-Siddy on January 26, 2012, 04:53 PM
My pet peeve is people that have pet peeves.

So apparently you annoy yourself?

That was funny! Thanks for the laugh!
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 27, 2012, 12:40 PM
My pet peeve is people that have pet peeves.

So apparently you annoy yourself?

Finally someone that understands me.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediJman on January 27, 2012, 01:46 PM
My pet peeve is people that have pet peeves.

So apparently you annoy yourself?

Finally someone that understands me.

 :-*
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: John C on February 14, 2012, 09:03 AM
This is going to come off as way harsh but I don't care. I lost my wife last year and we lost her mom the year before. I am disgusted by these goofy celebrities who throw their lives away. They think it's a game and don't realize how precious life really is. People like my wife and her mom fought like Hell to stay alive after they got sick only to die anyway and these morons with too much time on their hands would rather kill themselves because they are too self absorbed or whatever. I will never feel sorry for them. And the media can kiss my ass for calling the deaths of these whackjobs a tragedy. A real tragedy is six kids without a mom.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on February 20, 2012, 03:28 PM
John - I am so sorry to hear about your wife and your mother.  I cannot imagine how hard that must be for you and your children.  A friend of mine died two weeks ago from a head injury she sustained when she was kicked by her horse.  I know losing a friend is not nearly the same as losing a spouse or mother - and I don't mean to presume that the loss is felt nearly as deeply- but I kept thinking about how hard it would be on her husband and young son.  A few days after her funeral Whitney Houston died - and I couldn't help but be disgusted at the media coverage and of the pandering about what a tragedy it was.  I wanted to yell out to the world about what a wonderful mother, volunteer, wife, friend, etc. Maria was.  I wanted people to know that her decision to be an organ donor directly saved 6 people's lives the day she died, and also helped numerous infants and young children.  Instead I have to hear about all of these other idiots.  I agree with you there - she had every advantage and opportunity - and she pissed it away.  That is not a tragedy - it's a waste. 
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediJman on March 21, 2012, 06:47 PM
When people decide to recognize a team achievement, then leave a key contributor off of the list.   >:(
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Post by: Jesse James on March 21, 2012, 11:49 PM
There's an interesting story there I think.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediJman on March 22, 2012, 01:11 AM
There's an interesting story there I think.

Just something that really bothered me at work today.  I was part of a  cross functional team that made a big presentation to a retailer.  The end result was a 70% increase in distribution and the team received an award today in front of our entire division, but guess who was not on the list.  The person who ended up submitting the nomination didn't realize I was involved.  A few others spoke up for me and my contributions after the fact, which was nice, but still feeling a bit demotivated.  I don't even care so much about the award - would just be nice to get a little recognition sometime without having to ask for it.    :P

I'm sure there are other people with bigger problems - just needed to vent a little during my pity party.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: P-Siddy on March 22, 2012, 09:12 AM
That sucks, Justin. Not the same, but thanks for all the help with nabbing figures and Kubricks for me over the years.

Here's one most guys can probably relate to. A pet-peeve of mine is a wife/mother, etc who asks you to go shopping (when it's the last thing on Earth you want to do) with them and claims that they have only one or two items to get at one story. You agree to go along and end up looking at ten items at four stores having spent an hour and a half longer than expected. Maybe it's a Multiple of 5 Rule?

I always tell the offending party to be honest up front so I can be mentally prepared and work my schedule accordingly. I'm the kind of person who does strategic shopping. I'm in and I'm out.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Scott on March 22, 2012, 10:40 AM
People who are Fast Food Ordering Morons is my new pet peeve.  Me and a CoWorker went to Subway yesterday, I swear it was the lady in front of me's first time to the joint.  It took her 5 minutes to order her damn sandwhich...THEN she gets to the end of the line and says, oh I need 3 more sandwhiches.  I just about Colmaned her right then and there

QMFMFT

Seriously...how many ******* people have never been to Subway before.  I could order a ******* sandwhich in my sleep...it is not that ******* hard.  I waited behind a lady yesterday that had to be told 4 times they don't have Swiss cheese ::)

QMFMFT


How long has Subway been around?  20 years+ right?  There are still ******* morons out there that don't know what they have for bread, cheese and condiments.  I hate hate hate hate getting behind someone (as was the case yesterday) who is a [famine]sandwich[/famine] ordering moron.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediJman on March 22, 2012, 10:57 AM
Here's one most guys can probably relate to. A pet-peeve of mine is a wife/mother, etc who asks you to go shopping (when it's the last thing on Earth you want to do) with them and claims that they have only one or two items to get at one story. You agree to go along and end up looking at ten items at four stores having spent an hour and a half longer than expected. Maybe it's a Multiple of 5 Rule?

I always tell the offending party to be honest up front so I can be mentally prepared and work my schedule accordingly. I'm the kind of person who does strategic shopping. I'm in and I'm out.

Apologies to the ladies out there, but I think this is just a woman thing.  My wife does this, my sisters do this, my mother-in-law does this, etc.  In my case, I'm usually able to escape the shopping experience itself.  My wife will run out for ONE errand and I'll stay back to watch the kids.  I can pretty much count on not seeing her for the next five hours, at which point she'll relay the seven stops she made and how surprised I should be that she was able to do all that so quickly.  I really don't mind if she has things to get done or even coming along to browse if its something like furniture that I have a vested interest in.  But the inability to accurately predict the amount of time you're going to need over and over again drives me nuts.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: P-Siddy on March 22, 2012, 11:17 AM
But the inability to accurately predict the amount of time you're going to need over and over again drives me nuts.

Agreed. I just wish the offending female (I'm not saying this is just a woman thing as I know a few that hate to shop) would say out front that this trip is going to take 2.5 hours, so that way I can already weigh my options. Maybe there are some projects I want to get done that day. If you say your doing 1 thing at 1 store, I can estimate the time of the trip and know it won't cut deeply into what I want to do later. If she says I'm going to 5 shops, I'll respectfully decline. I guess it's the idea of respecting one's time.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on March 22, 2012, 01:07 PM
Maybe she just wants to spend time with you  ;)
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Post by: P-Siddy on March 22, 2012, 01:16 PM
Maybe she just wants to spend time with you  ;)

I totally get that, Tracy. But I would prefer to spend time with her in a way that's mutually agreeable.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediJman on March 22, 2012, 02:22 PM
So, the best solution I have found for this, Steve, is to start asking "About when do you think we'll be back?" in a kind, unargumentative way.  Even better if you can call out something you want to do or get done at that time.  When she says 2:00 and it ends up being 4:00, be sure to offer up a "That was fun, but I was hoping we'd be back at __:00, so that I could have _____."  Let it go a few times, then be a total jerk about it and it'll stop, at least for a while.  If your wife is like mine, she just doesn't realize how often she does it, and then doesn't think it's a big issue because I didn't communicate that I had something else I wanted to do.  If she runs 2 hours late and you were just going to be sitting around with the kids, then big whoop.  If you were going to get that door fixed or see a friend or (Heaven forbid) shop for yourself then that's an obvious thing you clearly missed because of her scheduling problems.  At the very least, she should find a way to give you that time back.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jesse James on March 22, 2012, 02:33 PM
Maybe she just wants to spend time with you  ;)

I totally get that, Tracy. But I would prefer to spend time with her in a way that's mutually agreeable.

IE: Sex.

 ;D

I've been stuck in the store too...  For me I just start pissing with my phone till the nightmare ends.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: name on March 23, 2012, 10:29 AM
For me I just start pissing with my phone till the nightmare ends.

IE:  Pron.
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Post by: JediJman on March 23, 2012, 01:11 PM
YEAH...Dont get busted searching for PRON.
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Post by: Jesse James on March 23, 2012, 09:23 PM
Searching!?  I let it find me.

Twitter is a great thing.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 23, 2012, 10:54 PM
What's PRON? Do you mean....

(http://a4.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/28/db022ede58f94486b48b4d2d85d92aeb/l.png)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on March 24, 2012, 08:59 AM
teh pRon
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 24, 2012, 11:23 AM
Turn off your google safesearch and teh prons find you.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 24, 2012, 03:15 PM
I use OpenDNS FamilyShield to protect my computers against that kind of stuff. I couldn't go there even if I tried.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ryan on April 2, 2012, 03:25 AM
Name-dropping. Especially when it is when it is over really stupid ****.
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Post by: Master_Phruby on April 2, 2012, 09:41 AM
Web sites that fire Dan Curto.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jesse James on April 2, 2012, 02:51 PM
Name-dropping. Especially when it is when it is over really stupid ****.

I know the guy who ran Mario Lemieux's elevator to the owner's box.  Booyah.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: McMetal on April 3, 2012, 09:16 AM
Here's one that grinds my gears: people who walk around the office with headsets on having phone conversations/teleconferences. SIT IN YOUR DAMN CUBES!

My company pipes in white noise to minimize crap like this, but it doesn't work if you are pacing back and forth on the aisle right next to me!

It's like some of these people cannot have a coherent conversation unless they are in physical motion.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediJman on April 3, 2012, 09:22 AM
Here's one that grinds my gears: people who walk around the office with headsets on having phone conversations/teleconferences. SIT IN YOUR DAMN CUBES!

My company pipes in white noise to minimize crap like this, but it doesn't work if you are pacing back and forth on the aisle right next to me!

It's like some of these people cannot have a coherent conversation unless they are in physical motion.

I don't mind people doing this as long as they walk along a long path.  If it was outside of your cube back and forth, that would get annoying.  I work with a guy that has to be on the phone about 75% of his day though...I sure wouldn't want to be trapped in a chair, linked to a corded phone for 6 hours a day.
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Post by: efranks on April 3, 2012, 11:08 AM
How about a guy that's on a wireless headset, pacing back and forth, IN MY CUBE! 

He sometimes paces from his desk to the aisle and back and other times he paces behind me and my other co-worker.  The three of us share a big cube.  It's not only anoying as **** that I have to listen to him on the phone and that he's walking around, but I also hate it when people stand behind me period.  That makes it twice as much of a pain in the ass.

   E...
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediJman on April 3, 2012, 01:34 PM
How about a guy that's on a wireless headset, pacing back and forth, IN MY CUBE! 

He sometimes paces from his desk to the aisle and back and other times he paces behind me and my other co-worker.  The three of us share a big cube.  It's not only anoying as **** that I have to listen to him on the phone and that he's walking around, but I also hate it when people stand behind me period.  That makes it twice as much of a pain in the ass.

   E...

Okay, yeah, I can see how that might be seriously annoying!  You should put up obstacles around your cube.   ;)
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: BillCable on April 3, 2012, 01:36 PM
Just stand up and look at him until he stops.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: efranks on April 6, 2012, 03:45 PM
Probably should have clarified that it's my boss that does it.  And he's doing it RIGHT NOW!  There should be a webcam feed for this thread and you could all enjoy it with me.

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Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: P-Siddy on April 6, 2012, 03:48 PM
Probably should have clarified that it's my boss that does it.  And he's doing it RIGHT NOW!  There should be a webcam feed for this thread and you could all enjoy it with me.

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Even awesome that you are on a non work-related website when he's right there!! Stick it to the man!!  :-*
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 6, 2012, 08:24 PM
Wow! You get paid to browse the internet. Make sure your boss doesn't start to "accidentally" bump into you while he is talking on the phone.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: iFett on April 29, 2012, 11:25 PM
White vans....especially the ones without windows.  Doesn't really piss me off, but ya...I always think there's something shady going on in there.  Oh and people at IKEA that clog up the aisles too  >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Scockery on May 5, 2012, 11:49 PM
Ebay.

Ebay's recent categories/search changes bug the hell out of me. I can't find the old Star Wars categories, are they gone for good? Do I have look under TV and movie action figures and click on seperate Star Wars movies? How do I refine the search from that without using the stupid sidebar boxes.  >:(

They've over the years taken a lot of the fun out of the site in order to make themselves over into a online etailer instead of the world's largest online yard sale/flea market.  This fall they'll require that sellers  upload  pictures which must meet Ebay's guidelines.   Maybe sounds nice...better looking photos? But will most non-professional sellers even bother to list items then with that extra hassle? You rarely get good deals from the pros, you get them from casual users, the amateurs. Bah!
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 6, 2012, 01:46 PM
Ebay sellers!

Ebay sellers that make their shipping free but send things that are not magazines or books as media mail because its cheaper. The post office opens up packages and turns it into COD!
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: McMetal on May 7, 2012, 09:58 AM
Ebay sellers!

Ebay sellers that make their shipping free but send things that are not magazines or books as media mail because its cheaper. The post office opens up packages and turns it into COD!

In fairness, this could be unintentional. I have been selling for awhile now and only found out about that a couple of weeks ago. I can't tell you how many toys I have received that were shipped media mail. I always assumed it was just a "class" of mail like 3rd class, 4th class, etc. I never knew you were actually restricted to only sending printed materials like this.

The guy at the PO told mke there has been a surge in the abuse of this shipping method, so they have started actively scanning/X-raying packages to verify the contents. I don't see why they wouldn't just return to sender in that scenario though. Why pass the expense on to someone who was blameless to begin with?

I send everything parcel post now, it's more expensive but less risky.

RE: categories, I have seen some threads over at RS ranting about this but didn't care to read the particulars. What exactly did they change? The Clone Wars category seems the same. To me this doesn't seem like a big deal because searching by category is a very inefficient method and I don't think most buyers do that. You're much better off searching on the specific item name.

Maybe some people just like to browse though, I don't know. My ebaying is always very target-specific.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Scockery on May 7, 2012, 03:51 PM
My ebaying is usualy not target specific. I looked for deals under Star Wars categories just using generic terms. You get good deals mostly from sellers who don't care, know or realize what they have. 

Media mail: IIRC, media mail can't even include current magazines with advertizing. Technically some DVD have ads, but I guess they let those slide.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediJman on May 7, 2012, 04:48 PM
Media mail: IIRC, media mail can't even include current magazines with advertizing. Technically some DVD have ads, but I guess they let those slide.

Or comic books, since they have ads as well.  If you're sending a graphic novel, you can get away with it, but they USPS guys I've run into have no concept of what that is.  I have learned to just say that it is a pictue book vs. graphic novel. 
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 8, 2012, 09:35 AM
How is a video game console or other electronics considered media? It is does is take longer and beats the crap out of the box. Besides the guy even admitted that he sends things that way all the time and this is the first time he ever heard of this happening. Bastard!
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: name on May 8, 2012, 11:51 AM
People who don't understand how merging works.  The entire world seems to have forgotten how to do this.  Pull up on their entrance lane and coast along beside me.  The person MERGING is supposed to alter their rate of speed to fit into the flow, not the other way around. 

Seems like every time I approach an incoming entrance ramp lately, if I can't get into the left lane I have to either hit my brakes or speed up to let some dumbass in.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: P-Siddy on May 8, 2012, 12:13 PM
Conversely, I love it when I'm on the entry ramp and completely ahead of a car and then they floor it to make you get behind them.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on May 8, 2012, 01:30 PM
People who don't understand how merging works.  The entire world seems to have forgotten how to do this.  Pull up on their entrance lane and coast along beside me.  The person MERGING is supposed to alter their rate of speed to fit into the flow, not the other way around. 

Seems like every time I approach an incoming entrance ramp lately, if I can't get into the left lane I have to either hit my brakes or speed up to let some dumbass in.
I completely agree with this one!
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 8, 2012, 06:18 PM
There is no thought of actually speeding up.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Ryan on June 6, 2012, 10:54 PM
The Emergency Alert Weather System. I've now missed two of the three goals in the third period of the Stanley Cup Finals game. It has gone off every five-ten minutes, and lasts 2 minutes or so. I have to listen to the computer man explain what a flash flood is and tell me not to go into the water. On one of the goals I even had my DVR paused for a few minutes, the EAS came on and when it came back out of it it caught me up with the live broadcast. Lame.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: iFett on June 26, 2012, 01:24 PM
Road construction.  Every major artery I have to/from work is affected this year because of this.  Also ticks me off when days/weeks go by and there's never anybody out there working on said closed roadways.  My those are some pretty orange cones though.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: efranks on July 13, 2012, 11:55 PM
People that post "wow, just wow" and "easy pass" in forum threads.  Easy Pass is a turnpike payment option and "wow, just wow" doesn't sound right even in my head let alone outloud...reading just sounds goofy.

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Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: iFett on October 11, 2012, 09:58 AM
Still hating the road construction....   >:(

...and Toyota Corollas.  I don't like being stuck behind them for some reason.  Curse you corolla!
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Tracy on October 22, 2012, 12:14 PM
Halloween Pet Peeve - people who take their kids out Trick or Treating every year but fail to put/hand out candy.  Our whole family goes together and we leave a big bowl on the porch with a cute note - people seem to respect it and only take 2 or 3 pieces b/c there is always a bit of candy left when we get back - then I just dump the reserves in the bowl so people don't ring the bell when we are (trying) to settle the kiddos down for bed.  It is the same damn families every year.  >:(
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jesse James on October 22, 2012, 07:47 PM
Pet Peeves: Halloween Edition

Good times with this.  Teenagers not in costumes thinking they're A) intimidating, and B) going to get candy from me.

Next up, costume contests and the jerkoffs who vote in them.  Don't get me wrong, I dig a good party with a contest like this, but why does the cave man/woman always win, or the lame cliche costume of the year (usually a politician, or a dead dictator/public figure)?  If skin is all that gets you going, go a titty bar and enjoy.  Halloween costume parties are fun to watch slutty chicks wear the uniform they want to wear all year long, but how do you let them win the contest?  Guys can be such losers.

Lastly, cheap candy...  People give out some really ****** stuff anymore.  When I was a kid, you'd get a decent haul on just your neighborhood, and the candy was usually decent quality.  Now though, man, people just suck.  They get the crummies candy, half of it old, and a lot of it winds up getting tossed because it's not really good anymore.

I'll add one last one...  ******bag gangs of kids trying to act, again, intimidating, in the line to get into the local haunted houses...  It's actually wound up being a major issue and shut down some of the old, better places that used to be here.  Thankfully the best one here has sort of a security patrol of costumed people who will also shut kids up and keep them in line.  :)  Plus it's an awesome haunt.  Love that place and wish I could make a 2nd trip this year.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: McMetal on October 22, 2012, 08:48 PM
Oh, i got one. Some little third grade punk across the street came over and smashed our two pumpkins last week right on our doorstep in broad daylight. Luckily our neighbor saw it and came over right away and dragged the kid home to his parents. We didn't even know what had happened until the Dad came over later with the kid to apologize. My wife and I were out and my Mom was over babysitting and she told us our daughters both came to the door and were in tears because they had spent hours decorating them. What a ****** lesson that was for them...people suck.

Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Angry Ewok on October 22, 2012, 08:51 PM
Teenagers not in costumes thinking they're A) intimidating, and B) going to get candy from me.

Ah, my favorite part of the trick-or-treating bull****... the clowns (not in costume) that show up at midnight wanting free candy. They are never from this part of town.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Scockery on October 22, 2012, 08:56 PM
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Some little third grade punk across the street came over and smashed our two pumpkins last week right on our doorstep in broad daylight.

Let's hope Little Billy Corgan learned his lesson.

(Joking aside, yeah, that did suck.)

I live in the country, no side walks, no trick or treaters. Aside from watching stupid scary movies, I don't do Halloween.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jesse James on October 22, 2012, 09:51 PM
I'm in the boonies too but we still get some kids...  My road the houses are a little closer together from my place down, and that's about a half mile of road where I used to do well as a kid.  Now nobody leaves lights on anyway and those that do give out crap.

My gf's kids schemed to go to the expensive housing plans and hope they had good stuff but I swear theirs was even worse.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: JediJman on October 22, 2012, 10:18 PM
Wow, what disappointing Halloween experiences!  We've never had out pumpkins smashed and with the kids just starting kindergarten, it's a really fun time to experience trick or treating through their eyes.  I love the costumes and the excitement and the counting candy at the end of the night.  I guess my only pet peeve are the really old kids that come around looking for a handout.  I might be old-fashioned, but if you're old enough to drink you're too old to trick-or-treat.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: P-Siddy on October 22, 2012, 10:47 PM
Let's hope Little Billy Corgan learned his lesson.

I think most of us are at the age to get that one!
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Jesse James on October 23, 2012, 12:13 AM
Why doesn't anyone give kitkats anymore?  ****.
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Diddly on October 23, 2012, 12:34 AM
Well heck, just go to the store and look at the candy bundles they sell. I remember when you could get a pack of nothing but Kit Kats, Skittles, Snickers, M&Ms, etc. Now they sell all of this "mixed value pack" crap that's like half gum.

I'm in that weird part of my early 20's where Halloween is basically another excuse to go get drunk. And I wait and get my candy on November 1 when it's half off. :D
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Post by: efranks on October 23, 2012, 01:28 AM
Dude, I totally bought Kit Kats! And Smarties.  That's what I'm giving out this year.

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Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: Scott on December 18, 2016, 08:13 PM
My Favorite Things and Hallelujah (the Cohen song) being "Christmas Songs"
Title: Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
Post by: McMetal on December 19, 2016, 07:16 PM
My Favorite Things and Hallelujah (the Cohen song) being "Christmas Songs"

Ditto, also The Peanuts theme. Plenty of actual Christmas songs on that CD!