A1-Wrestling Forums

General Discussion => General Discussion => Topic started by: DocSavage on September 09, 2010, 01:44:10 PM

Title: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 09, 2010, 01:44:10 PM
I wanted to give blood today.  The blood drive was local and convenient, and started at 1:00 PM.  I figured I'd walk in, donate, then go to work at 3.  It/s a Thursday, most people are probably working or at school, so I should have no problems, right?

Turns out the parking lot was full, and the waiting list was as long as my arm. 

It's kind of heart warming to see so many people donate, but I also have to wonder how so many people can afford the time to do this in the middle of the day.  It's like the coffee shops in town..  They're constantly filled, from dawn to dusk, and you'd think most people would either be working or looking for work..  Nope, they're just hanging out sipping coffee.

Times must be pretty tough indeed, if people can afford to just hang out all day.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Freakshow on September 09, 2010, 01:53:19 PM
Oh, Dan.

My irk?  People whose attention spans are too short to drive. You know, the guy who's in the turn lane and picks the second before the light changes to go diving into their passenger-side floorboards and root throught the pile of trash for whatever shiny caught their eye for a second. Assburger.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on September 09, 2010, 02:07:57 PM
I hate it when people hit their brakes before they use the blinker.  It seems to me that if you're going to bother using the blinker you do it before you start slowing down.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on September 09, 2010, 02:59:58 PM
not everyone works a nine to five, denim.

you were getting ready to go to work at three, right?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Pebble.2.0 on September 09, 2010, 04:50:14 PM
People who slow down for yellow lights
People who don't turn right on red (when allowed)
Slow in the fast lane
Slow in the middle lane
Slow in the right lane
People who still rice out their civics
People who sit at a light where there is a store on the corner to the right.  They could have entered the parking lot before the intersection but instead choose to make a right at the light and then turn into the same parking lot.  Fuckers.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Nightmares on September 09, 2010, 06:28:26 PM
People who don't look where they are going. Just today someone would have walked straight into me if I hadn't moved out of the way
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Niall on September 09, 2010, 06:38:05 PM
Having to queue for anything.  Old people walking slowly in the middle of the pavement when either side of it would be just as effective.  People repeating grievances.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on September 09, 2010, 09:05:02 PM
People who slow down for yellow lights
People who don't turn right on red (when allowed)
Slow in the fast lane
Slow in the middle lane
Slow in the right lane
People who still rice out their civics
People who sit at a light where there is a store on the corner to the right.  They could have entered the parking lot before the intersection but instead choose to make a right at the light and then turn into the same parking lot.  Fuckers.

Yellow lights can be tricky.  My aunt actually did get ticketed for "taking" a yellow once so I hate it when I get caught in that "no man's land" on one.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on September 09, 2010, 10:28:00 PM
People who slow down for yellow lights
People who don't turn right on red (when allowed)
Slow in the fast lane
Slow in the middle lane
Slow in the right lane
People who still rice out their civics
People who sit at a light where there is a store on the corner to the right.  They could have entered the parking lot before the intersection but instead choose to make a right at the light and then turn into the same parking lot.  Fuckers.

Yellow lights can be tricky.  My aunt actually did get ticketed for "taking" a yellow once so I hate it when I get caught in that "no man's land" on one.

ny drivers are crazy.  cabbies drive around with one hand on their horn.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Freakshow on September 09, 2010, 11:32:19 PM
ny drivers are crazy.  cabbies drive around with one hand on their horn.

is that a euphemism?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Proud Virgin on September 10, 2010, 02:49:20 AM
When I was a little kid and I'd sit on my Grandpa's lap only to feel him getting a hard on.

Was worse thought when the same thing occurred while sitting on Grandma's lap.  :o
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Handsome Padje on September 10, 2010, 06:34:32 AM
Going down the steps to the platform in the train station every morning is always difficult because the people who have just got off the train and are coming up always fill any route, even though they are going at the same speed and could easily walk behind the person in front. I counter-act this flying V by absolutely bombing it down the steps. People move then.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on September 10, 2010, 08:26:46 AM
ny drivers are crazy.  cabbies drive around with one hand on their horn.

is that a euphemism?

lol

i had to take a cab from the train station to the ferry (to see the statue of liberty) and the cabbie was honking at nearly every stop sign.  once the light turned green, if the person didn't IMMEDIATELY start going (and I mean within a milisecond of the light turning) he'd honk at them.  If anyone slowed down for a right turn or whatever, HONK.  someone changes lanes in front of him, HONK.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: TH on September 10, 2010, 08:38:14 AM
I hate when people post a thread about jokes that don't make sense and then post a joke that clearly makes sense.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Niall on September 10, 2010, 08:46:18 AM
I hate when people post a thread about jokes that don't make sense and then post a joke that clearly makes sense.

+1.

Wait, where did Karma go?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on September 10, 2010, 10:09:03 AM
I hate when people post a thread about jokes that don't make sense and then post a joke that clearly makes sense.

+1.

Wait, where did Karma go?

Excellent.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: tfbrave on September 10, 2010, 10:45:43 AM
Lets see if I can make sense out of this. I hate it when your driving down a road that has a middle turning lane then some fucker up the road is making a left turn on to the road your going straight on. My immediate reaction is this dipshit doesn't see me so I'm going to slow down to avoid a collision only for them to start coasting in the middle turn lane waiting for my ass to pass them. Its even worse when there is a left turning lane at a traffic light just up from where they are turning on and you are trying to get in it but the guy is blocking you and waiting for me to pass.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: The_Spoiler on September 10, 2010, 11:35:14 AM
+1.

Wait, where did Karma go?

It was killed due to Doctor's malpractice.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 10, 2010, 07:47:22 PM
+1.

Wait, where did Karma go?

It was killed due to Doctor's malpractice.

Beast claimed he just wanted to try a new system.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on September 11, 2010, 11:29:11 AM
+1.

Wait, where did Karma go?

It was killed due to Doctor's malpractice.

Beast claimed he just wanted to try a new system.

That's what "the man" wants you to believe.  It was clearly your dipshittery that got our karma system ripped away from us.

RIP Karma System
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 11, 2010, 01:49:06 PM
+1.

Wait, where did Karma go?

It was killed due to Doctor's malpractice.

Beast claimed he just wanted to try a new system.

That's what "the man" wants you to believe.  It was clearly your dipshittery that got our karma system ripped away from us.

RIP Karma System

Impossible.  :(

Beast mentioned something about -2000 Karma in one day, and I only pulled -1000 Karma in two days, and then took a break. 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Solipsist on September 11, 2010, 02:42:23 PM
People who pass me just to take the next exit / make a turn. I'm sorry 60 isn't fast enough for you, but I'm glad you could get to that intersection half a second sooner than had you just stayed behind me and not been a total dickbag.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on September 11, 2010, 02:49:29 PM
People who pass me just to take the next exit / make a turn. I'm sorry 60 isn't fast enough for you, but I'm glad you could get to that intersection half a second sooner than had you just stayed behind me and not been a total dickbag.

also, people who speed up, cut you off just to be stuck behind the guy you were stuck behind.

people who tailgate.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 11, 2010, 02:58:35 PM
People who accelerate when they see someone making a turn, as if they have to "beat" the guy.  Me, I always slow down a little.

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on September 11, 2010, 11:00:58 PM
people who speed up after you've put your turn signal on to block you from changing lanes in front of them.

-2 for those who do the above and then SLOW down after you've changed lanes and are now behind them.
Title: Someday.. someday...
Post by: DocSavage on September 16, 2010, 09:31:48 PM
*Takes deep breath*

WHO THE FUCK SHOPS FOR FIVE WEEKS WORTH OF GROCERIES AT 2 IN THE MORNING!  I wanted to get ONE item at this 24/7 store, and JUST as I was about to check out, this FAT UGLY BITCH strolls up with a carriage literally spilling with stuff!  

It's 2 AM, I'm exhausted, and even though I needed this item, I wasn't about to wait half an hour.  My only options, was breaking the bitches ribs one at a time, slowly, and laughing before the polce drag me out of there (And I'm NOT going to jail again..), or leaving.  So I left, and came back in the morning.

This is an extreme example, but I see people do serious shopping late at night, a lot.  During the middle of the week, no less..

Whatever happened to running in, and running out?  Does EVERYTHING have to be in excess?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on September 16, 2010, 09:34:29 PM
you're complaining about someone shopping at 2 am because it interferes with your shopping at 2 am?

would you have complained if you went at 2pm to buy something and the same thing happened?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on September 16, 2010, 09:35:49 PM
she probably works second shift, dickbag
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 16, 2010, 09:49:33 PM
she probably works second shift, dickbag

Dan knows.  Dan don't care.

Besides, even second shifters have days off.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 16, 2010, 09:51:40 PM
you're complaining about someone shopping at 2 am because it interferes with your shopping at 2 am?

would you have complained if you went at 2pm to buy something and the same thing happened?

I'm complaining because this fat lady could've done without half the lard encrusted crap holding up my night, and I'm complaining because nobody has a concept of "ten minutes".

Nobody really runs in and out of stores quick anymore.  It's always a god damned day trip..
Title: Re: Someday.. someday...
Post by: Proud Virgin on September 17, 2010, 02:59:31 AM
*Takes deep breath*

WHO THE FUCK SHOPS FOR FIVE WEEKS WORTH OF GROCERIES AT 2 IN THE MORNING!  I wanted to get ONE item at this 24/7 store, and JUST as I was about to check out, this FAT UGLY BITCH strolls up with a carriage literally spilling with stuff!  

It's 2 AM, I'm exhausted, and even though I needed this item, I wasn't about to wait half an hour.  My only options, was breaking the bitches ribs one at a time, slowly, and laughing before the polce drag me out of there (And I'm NOT going to jail again..), or leaving.  So I left, and came back in the morning.

This is an extreme example, but I see people do serious shopping late at night, a lot.  During the middle of the week, no less..

Whatever happened to running in, and running out?  Does EVERYTHING have to be in excess?


O'Rly?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Solipsist on September 17, 2010, 05:04:48 AM
Having worked nights for several years I can vouch that the first of the month is a terrible time to grocery shop because the monthly electronic food stamps activate at midnight. One night nobody but us second shifters and the disfigured mutants who scorn the light and the next night BAM thirty single moms pushing a cart filled with groceries and a sleeping child in the babyseat.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 17, 2010, 01:08:39 PM
And now, for the third time or so, I just wanted to order a small coffee, and the people ahead of me were asking for complicated specialty drinks that take forever to brew..  Usually, only when I want a simply small or medium house coffee.  So I wait some more..

And if it's not that, it's someone paying with a card or check instead of using cash, which the counter person has trouble clearing..

I shit you not, I've NEVER taken more then a minute to order ANYTHING. 

"Hi, one medium french coffee please.  Here's the cash."

Simple as that.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 17, 2010, 04:21:30 PM
Having worked nights for several years I can vouch that the first of the month is a terrible time to grocery shop because the monthly electronic food stamps activate at midnight. One night nobody but us second shifters and the disfigured mutants who scorn the light and the next night BAM thirty single moms pushing a cart filled with groceries and a sleeping child in the babyseat.

Hrm, that makes sense, actually.  If I was on food stamps, I'd probably try and avoid shopping during peak hours myself..  It's just one of those things you don't like other people to know about, even if they're strangers.

The store I was ranting about was just sold though, so no more shopping past 11 PM...
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: TH on September 17, 2010, 06:45:52 PM
you're complaining about someone shopping at 2 am because it interferes with your shopping at 2 am?

would you have complained if you went at 2pm to buy something and the same thing happened?

I'm complaining because this fat lady could've done without half the lard encrusted crap holding up my night, and I'm complaining because nobody has a concept of "ten minutes".

Nobody really runs in and out of stores quick anymore.  It's always a god damned day trip..

Hey, are you Michael Cera-levels of skinny, bro? If not, lay off the broad for trying to LIVE HER LIFE, yo.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 17, 2010, 08:23:26 PM
you're complaining about someone shopping at 2 am because it interferes with your shopping at 2 am?

would you have complained if you went at 2pm to buy something and the same thing happened?

I'm complaining because this fat lady could've done without half the lard encrusted crap holding up my night, and I'm complaining because nobody has a concept of "ten minutes".

Nobody really runs in and out of stores quick anymore.  It's always a god damned day trip..

Hey, are you Michael Cera-levels of skinny, bro? If not, lay off the broad for trying to LIVE HER LIFE, yo.


Sure thing, Jabba.  :blum_mini:
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: TH on September 17, 2010, 10:27:53 PM
you're complaining about someone shopping at 2 am because it interferes with your shopping at 2 am?

would you have complained if you went at 2pm to buy something and the same thing happened?

I'm complaining because this fat lady could've done without half the lard encrusted crap holding up my night, and I'm complaining because nobody has a concept of "ten minutes".

Nobody really runs in and out of stores quick anymore.  It's always a god damned day trip..

Hey, are you Michael Cera-levels of skinny, bro? If not, lay off the broad for trying to LIVE HER LIFE, yo.


Sure thing, Jabba.  :blum_mini:

I'm not the one ripping someone else for being fat because I got butthurt over having to wait to check out.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 17, 2010, 10:40:42 PM
you're complaining about someone shopping at 2 am because it interferes with your shopping at 2 am?

would you have complained if you went at 2pm to buy something and the same thing happened?

I'm complaining because this fat lady could've done without half the lard encrusted crap holding up my night, and I'm complaining because nobody has a concept of "ten minutes".

Nobody really runs in and out of stores quick anymore.  It's always a god damned day trip..

Hey, are you Michael Cera-levels of skinny, bro? If not, lay off the broad for trying to LIVE HER LIFE, yo.


Sure thing, Jabba.  :blum_mini:

I'm not the one ripping someone else for being fat because I got butthurt over having to wait to check out.

This is a thread for things that annoy me.  And waiting in line ANNOYS me.

Doubly so, since I do everything in my power to make sure I'm not the asshole holding up a line.  (Sure, sometimes it can't be avoided, but you have to make an effort to be considerate..)
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on September 17, 2010, 10:45:33 PM
everyone should go to the grocery store like five times a week to ensure that docsavage can get his hungry man dinners and fleshlight lube RIGHT NOW.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 17, 2010, 10:46:39 PM
everyone should go to the grocery store like five times a week to ensure that docsavage can get his hungry man dinners and fleshlight lube RIGHT NOW.

Hungry Man sucks.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: tdub on September 18, 2010, 12:30:43 AM
when i'm about to smash some bitch, and i fake like i'm about to raw dog it, AND SHE SAYS NOTHING.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: PhantomZ on September 18, 2010, 11:40:47 AM
when i'm about to smash some bitch, and i fake like i'm about to raw dog it, AND SHE SAYS NOTHING.

that's love right there.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: TH on September 18, 2010, 11:41:36 AM
Dixie Carter
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 18, 2010, 12:27:24 PM
when i'm about to smash some bitch, and i fake like i'm about to raw dog it, AND SHE SAYS NOTHING.

Gotta be careful, women are pretty trigger happy about the "non consent doesn't equal consent" thing.

Of course, maybe she wanted you to knock her up, so she'd own you.. 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: SCB on September 18, 2010, 04:55:15 PM
People constantly misusing "ironic" in a sentence.

"Wow, we're both eating breakfast! That's so ironic".

No it's not.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on September 18, 2010, 04:59:09 PM
apparently a lot of people are annoyed that Dan gets annoyed

I find it annoying when a person waits to be told the total before they start digging for their credit card or money
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: tdub on September 18, 2010, 05:25:33 PM
when i'm about to smash some bitch, and i fake like i'm about to raw dog it, AND SHE SAYS NOTHING.

Gotta be careful, women are pretty trigger happy about the "non consent doesn't equal consent" thing.

Of course, maybe she wanted you to knock her up, so she'd own you.. 

i'm not scared of kids. i'll punch a bitch in the stomach.

its the AIDS

you gotta understand, i bangs the sluts
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on September 18, 2010, 10:52:46 PM
People constantly misusing "ironic" in a sentence.

"Wow, we're both eating breakfast! That's so ironic".

No it's not.

ironically, i was just about to post the same thing.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on September 19, 2010, 02:12:33 AM
The word "hubby" - the pet name women have for their husbands.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Proud Virgin on September 19, 2010, 02:19:11 AM
when i'm about to smash some bitch, and i fake like i'm about to raw dog it, AND SHE SAYS NOTHING.

Gotta be careful, women are pretty trigger happy about the "non consent doesn't equal consent" thing.

Of course, maybe she wanted you to knock her up, so she'd own you.. 

i'm not scared of kids. i'll punch a bitch in the stomach.

its the AIDS

you gotta understand, i bangs the sluts

So you bang your mom?

No surprise. You're so ugly she's the only one that'll have you.

Come at me bro.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: A Very Smug Bear on September 20, 2010, 03:30:06 PM
when i'm about to smash some bitch, and i fake like i'm about to raw dog it, AND SHE SAYS NOTHING.

Well you get what you pay for dude.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on September 22, 2010, 10:29:58 AM
I'm gonna go back and say Dan makes a valid, and larger point. People are just trying to get thru their days, beibng stupid and holding other people up is rude and annoying.

Taking too long at the front of the line by not having your money or credit card out.
Getting to the turnstile and looking for your metro card.
Walking slowly and crookedly through train stations so it's hard to get passed you.
Sitting too long when the light turns green, and slowing to 2 mph thru a turn

a lot of little incosiderate things like that
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: A Very Smug Bear on September 22, 2010, 10:31:54 AM
I'm gonna go back and say Dan makes a valid, and larger point. People are just trying to get thru their days, beibng stupid and holding other people up is rude and annoying.

Taking too long at the front of the line by not having your money or credit card out.
Getting to the turnstile and looking for your metro card.
Walking slowly and crookedly through train stations so it's hard to get passed you.
Sitting too long when the light turns green, and slowing to 2 mph thru a turn

a lot of little incosiderate things like that


But Danno was complaining about a woman doing her regular grocery shopping at a time which was inconvenient to him. 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on September 22, 2010, 10:40:59 AM
People who inconsiderately clog up parking lots by pulling up by the curb for ATMs/Redbox/Whatever. 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: A Very Smug Bear on September 22, 2010, 10:45:15 AM
People who inconsiderately clog up parking lots by pulling up by the curb for ATMs/Redbox/Whatever. 

PEOPLE WHO PARK ACROSS MULTIPLE SPACES.

I've spit on cars before because of that.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on September 22, 2010, 10:50:18 AM
But Danno was complaining about a woman doing her regular grocery shopping at a time which was inconvenient to him. 


yeah, that part I don't agree with - pick a shorter line
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on September 22, 2010, 12:42:06 PM
Quote
Walking slowly and crookedly through train stations so it's hard to get passed you.

Lord, yes.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on September 23, 2010, 08:22:59 PM
One I just thought of:

When you're listening to someone rant and rave about something that's bothering them, and at a pause where they take a breath, you offer, "Alright." Like a placeholder acknowledgment that you were actually listening to them that whole time they were babbling. But then they go off with, "No, it's NOT alright!" Well good, fuck-o. I'm glad we've established that you only wanted me here so you could pick a fight. Whore.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 23, 2010, 09:34:39 PM
But Danno was complaining about a woman doing her regular grocery shopping at a time which was inconvenient to him. 


yeah, that part I don't agree with - pick a shorter line

It was two in the morning, and there was only one register open.  And when I say her cart was spilling over, that's not an exaggeration..  She must have had two months worth of groceries.  I've never seen a cart piled so high before...

Also, for the record, I'm the sort that sees a person behind me with one item to my 200+, and offers to let him go ahead..  I've seen the occasional person do the same, which is always nice to see.

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on September 23, 2010, 09:41:03 PM
maybe you should have asked if you could go ahead of her?  instead it sounds like you just sat back and stewed over it.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on September 24, 2010, 08:50:19 AM
well, that's just shitty timing, and I can see being annoyed with the situation, but it's really not her fault.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Nightmares on September 24, 2010, 07:24:20 PM
Tourists who choose to take pictures of landmarks during rush hour
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Linus on September 25, 2010, 06:56:58 AM
Tourists who choose to take pictures of landmarks during rush hour

Yeah, whenever I'm on a short holiday, I like to not go outside and take pictures for a couple of hour in case there's a cunt there getting annoyed. After all, I have loads of time.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Proud Virgin on September 26, 2010, 03:30:42 AM
Keeping to stores

Fat people shouldn't get handicap stickers...they should have to park at the far end of the parking lot and walk their lazy asses to the store. Fat people shouldn't get electric carts. Walk your pound of bacon a day eating ass around the store a few times and work off some of that lazy fat
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: tdub on September 26, 2010, 06:02:05 PM
car horns in radio commercials.

that shit should be against the law
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on September 26, 2010, 06:11:24 PM
car horns in radio commercials.

that shit should be against the law

totally agree.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 26, 2010, 09:13:45 PM
Keeping to stores

Fat people shouldn't get handicap stickers...they should have to park at the far end of the parking lot and walk their lazy asses to the store. Fat people shouldn't get electric carts. Walk your pound of bacon a day eating ass around the store a few times and work off some of that lazy fat

Being a senior shouldn't be a free pass to a handicap sticker, either.  A lot of them can walk far distances when it comes to things they enjoy, like shopping all day.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on September 26, 2010, 11:37:44 PM
Keeping to stores

Fat people shouldn't get handicap stickers...they should have to park at the far end of the parking lot and walk their lazy asses to the store. Fat people shouldn't get electric carts. Walk your pound of bacon a day eating ass around the store a few times and work off some of that lazy fat

Being a senior shouldn't be a free pass to a handicap sticker, either.  A lot of them can walk far distances when it comes to things they enjoy, like shopping all day.

since when does every senior automatically get a handicap sticker?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: A Very Smug Bear on September 27, 2010, 02:25:25 PM
Keeping to stores

Fat people shouldn't get handicap stickers...they should have to park at the far end of the parking lot and walk their lazy asses to the store. Fat people shouldn't get electric carts. Walk your pound of bacon a day eating ass around the store a few times and work off some of that lazy fat

Being a senior shouldn't be a free pass to a handicap sticker, either.  A lot of them can walk far distances when it comes to things they enjoy, like shopping all day.


Jesus Dan
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: TH on September 27, 2010, 03:37:36 PM
I wanted to give blood today.  The blood drive was local and convenient, and started at 1:00 PM.  I figured I'd walk in, donate, then go to work at 3.  It/s a Thursday, most people are probably working or at school, so I should have no problems, right?

Turns out the parking lot was full, and the waiting list was as long as my arm. 

It's kind of heart warming to see so many people donate, but I also have to wonder how so many people can afford the time to do this in the middle of the day.

WHO THE FUCK SHOPS FOR FIVE WEEKS WORTH OF GROCERIES AT 2 IN THE MORNING!  I wanted to get ONE item at this 24/7 store, and JUST as I was about to check out, this FAT UGLY BITCH strolls up with a carriage literally spilling with stuff! 

It's 2 AM, I'm exhausted, and even though I needed this item, I wasn't about to wait half an hour.  My only options, was breaking the bitches ribs one at a time, slowly, and laughing before the polce drag me out of there (And I'm NOT going to jail again..), or leaving.  So I left, and came back in the morning.

This is an extreme example, but I see people do serious shopping late at night, a lot.  During the middle of the week, no less..

Whatever happened to running in, and running out?  Does EVERYTHING have to be in excess?

And now, for the third time or so, I just wanted to order a small coffee, and the people ahead of me were asking for complicated specialty drinks that take forever to brew..  Usually, only when I want a simply small or medium house coffee.  So I wait some more..

And if it's not that, it's someone paying with a card or check instead of using cash, which the counter person has trouble clearing..

I shit you not, I've NEVER taken more then a minute to order ANYTHING. 

"Hi, one medium french coffee please.  Here's the cash."

Simple as that.

The word "hubby" - the pet name women have for their husbands.

Tourists who choose to take pictures of landmarks during rush hour

Being a senior shouldn't be a free pass to a handicap sticker, either.  A lot of them can walk far distances when it comes to things they enjoy, like shopping all day.

I realize most of these come from one poster, but my God, this thread makes the A in A1 stand for "antisocial"
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on September 27, 2010, 03:40:12 PM
lol, "i wanna give blood, but too many people are giving blood.  how do all these people have as much time in their day as me??"
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on September 27, 2010, 09:43:33 PM
I wanted to give blood today.  The blood drive was local and convenient, and started at 1:00 PM.  I figured I'd walk in, donate, then go to work at 3.  It/s a Thursday, most people are probably working or at school, so I should have no problems, right?

Turns out the parking lot was full, and the waiting list was as long as my arm. 

It's kind of heart warming to see so many people donate, but I also have to wonder how so many people can afford the time to do this in the middle of the day.

WHO THE FUCK SHOPS FOR FIVE WEEKS WORTH OF GROCERIES AT 2 IN THE MORNING!  I wanted to get ONE item at this 24/7 store, and JUST as I was about to check out, this FAT UGLY BITCH strolls up with a carriage literally spilling with stuff! 

It's 2 AM, I'm exhausted, and even though I needed this item, I wasn't about to wait half an hour.  My only options, was breaking the bitches ribs one at a time, slowly, and laughing before the polce drag me out of there (And I'm NOT going to jail again..), or leaving.  So I left, and came back in the morning.

This is an extreme example, but I see people do serious shopping late at night, a lot.  During the middle of the week, no less..

Whatever happened to running in, and running out?  Does EVERYTHING have to be in excess?

And now, for the third time or so, I just wanted to order a small coffee, and the people ahead of me were asking for complicated specialty drinks that take forever to brew..  Usually, only when I want a simply small or medium house coffee.  So I wait some more..

And if it's not that, it's someone paying with a card or check instead of using cash, which the counter person has trouble clearing..

I shit you not, I've NEVER taken more then a minute to order ANYTHING. 

"Hi, one medium french coffee please.  Here's the cash."

Simple as that.

people with no patience.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 27, 2010, 10:38:42 PM
Keeping to stores

Fat people shouldn't get handicap stickers...they should have to park at the far end of the parking lot and walk their lazy asses to the store. Fat people shouldn't get electric carts. Walk your pound of bacon a day eating ass around the store a few times and work off some of that lazy fat

Being a senior shouldn't be a free pass to a handicap sticker, either.  A lot of them can walk far distances when it comes to things they enjoy, like shopping all day.

Jesus Dan

Please.  Most seniors are babies.

They think just because they haven't croaked yet, they're owed things.

And I'm right, most seniors walk around just fine.  If they can't walk the relatively short distance from the parking lot to the store, they shouldn't be walking around department stores and malls either, yet they do.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 27, 2010, 10:47:57 PM
I wanted to give blood today.  The blood drive was local and convenient, and started at 1:00 PM.  I figured I'd walk in, donate, then go to work at 3.  It/s a Thursday, most people are probably working or at school, so I should have no problems, right?

Turns out the parking lot was full, and the waiting list was as long as my arm. 

It's kind of heart warming to see so many people donate, but I also have to wonder how so many people can afford the time to do this in the middle of the day.

WHO THE FUCK SHOPS FOR FIVE WEEKS WORTH OF GROCERIES AT 2 IN THE MORNING!  I wanted to get ONE item at this 24/7 store, and JUST as I was about to check out, this FAT UGLY BITCH strolls up with a carriage literally spilling with stuff! 

It's 2 AM, I'm exhausted, and even though I needed this item, I wasn't about to wait half an hour.  My only options, was breaking the bitches ribs one at a time, slowly, and laughing before the polce drag me out of there (And I'm NOT going to jail again..), or leaving.  So I left, and came back in the morning.

This is an extreme example, but I see people do serious shopping late at night, a lot.  During the middle of the week, no less..

Whatever happened to running in, and running out?  Does EVERYTHING have to be in excess?

And now, for the third time or so, I just wanted to order a small coffee, and the people ahead of me were asking for complicated specialty drinks that take forever to brew..  Usually, only when I want a simply small or medium house coffee.  So I wait some more..

And if it's not that, it's someone paying with a card or check instead of using cash, which the counter person has trouble clearing..

I shit you not, I've NEVER taken more then a minute to order ANYTHING. 

"Hi, one medium french coffee please.  Here's the cash."

Simple as that.

people with no patience.

Patience means accepting they'll be long lines at Disney World, and you'll have to wait.  It doesn't mean accepting only one person ahead of you at Dunkin Donuts is going to take five minutes just to decide what he wants to order, and then the people at the register are going to take another three minutes fixing the cash register.

Which happened the other day, when I was on 15 minute break.  Ended up just walking out without ordering.

People have no consideration of other peoples time.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on September 27, 2010, 11:10:48 PM
if someone is still deciding what they want they are no longer ahead of you in line. i suggest using those two dangly bits between your thighs and controlling the situation.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on September 27, 2010, 11:44:14 PM
seriously dan.  why would you wait, silently steaming?  either walk out or speak up.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on September 27, 2010, 11:49:19 PM
I'M SO MAD ABOUT DONUTS RIGHT NOW I COULD JUST STAND HERE!
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on September 27, 2010, 11:58:17 PM
I'M SO MAD ABOUT DONUTS RIGHT NOW I COULD JUST STAND HERE!

things that annoy me: the inability to rep this post.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on September 28, 2010, 12:39:22 AM
In cases where the guy in front is taking forever to make up his mind, I believe it's incumbent on the register person to find a way to help the next person who's available and come back to the first guy when he's finally ready.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 28, 2010, 01:22:54 AM
In cases where the guy in front is taking forever to make up his mind, I believe it's incumbent on the register person to find a way to help the next person who's available and come back to the first guy when he's finally ready.

Pretty much.

Speaking up about being kept waiting would just be seen as rude, and probably result in a longer wait...
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 01, 2010, 06:20:23 PM
Buttons on sleeves.

Getting them on by yourself is a hassle, and sometimes impossible.  You'd think there'd be easier, more effective methods..  Some kind of hidden clip, maybe.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on October 01, 2010, 08:06:03 PM
Buttons on sleeves.

Getting them on by yourself is a hassle, and sometimes impossible.  You'd think there'd be easier, more effective methods..  Some kind of hidden clip, maybe.

I don't think I've seen that as a challenge since I was like 5 or something.  What's wrong with you man?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 01, 2010, 11:43:09 PM
Buttons on sleeves.

Getting them on by yourself is a hassle, and sometimes impossible.  You'd think there'd be easier, more effective methods..  Some kind of hidden clip, maybe.

I don't think I've seen that as a challenge since I was like 5 or something.  What's wrong with you man?

I can do the right sleeve allright, but the left ones the sticking point, thanks to clumsy right hand fingers.  I suspect this is largely because I sprained my wrist as a kid, and instead of whining about it decided to suck it up, and it ended up healing improperly.  The flesh on the heel of my hand between the thumb and pointer finger is also noticeably thicker then on the other hand, plus it aches there with tennis and the like...

Probably something to bring up to a doctor eventually, but it hasn't really affected my quality of life enough to do something about it.

Anyways, the point is the creators obviously didn't take into account people with clumsy fingers...
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on October 02, 2010, 12:20:15 AM
you blame others because you are clumsy?

this is the most entertaining thread in the history of a1-
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 02, 2010, 01:18:50 AM
you blame others because you are clumsy?


This is what you take from it?

Not that button sleeves are poorly designed fashion accessories?  There must be 100 different better ways to implement them.

I'm sure the thousands of people with high blood sugar alone would have trouble with them, not to mention the elderly, or the large proportion of people with naturally large, not so nimble fingers...
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 02, 2010, 10:43:09 AM
While we're talking about fashion, neckties are by far the worst fashion accessory of all time.  They're one of those things you can almost understand existing because they look vaguely natty, but have to wonder why they've survived to this day, considering you can look perfectly stylish without them.

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on October 02, 2010, 10:44:53 AM
While we're talking about fashion, neckties are by far the worst fashion accessory of all time.  They're one of those things you can almost understand existing because they look vaguely natty, but have to wonder why they've survived to this day, considering you can look perfectly stylish without them.



Ties are awesome.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Proud Virgin on October 02, 2010, 11:45:50 AM
While we're talking about fashion, neckties are by far the worst fashion accessory of all time.  They're one of those things you can almost understand existing because they look vaguely natty, but have to wonder why they've survived to this day, considering you can look perfectly stylish without them.



Sounds like a case of sand in the vagina.

You are just bitter that you don't look as fly as the rest of us in a suit.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: TH on October 02, 2010, 11:48:03 AM
While we're talking about fashion, neckties are by far the worst fashion accessory of all time.  They're one of those things you can almost understand existing because they look vaguely natty, but have to wonder why they've survived to this day, considering you can look perfectly stylish without them.



This has got to be an act.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: unknownman89 on October 02, 2010, 11:58:53 AM
you blame others because you are clumsy?


This is what you take from it?

Not that button sleeves are poorly designed fashion accessories?  There must be 100 different better ways to implement them.

I'm sure the thousands of people with high blood sugar alone would have trouble with them, not to mention the elderly, or the large proportion of people with naturally large, not so nimble fingers...

Being a senior shouldn't be a free pass to new buttons, either. A lot of them can use buttons when it comes to things they enjoy, like cardigans.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: unknownman89 on October 02, 2010, 12:01:40 PM
Also http://grammartips.homestead.com/than.html

Then and Than.  Jesus, it's not that damn hard.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 02, 2010, 01:32:54 PM
While we're talking about fashion, neckties are by far the worst fashion accessory of all time.  They're one of those things you can almost understand existing because they look vaguely natty, but have to wonder why they've survived to this day, considering you can look perfectly stylish without them.



This has got to be an act.

Yes, because god knows most people fall into the logical fallacy of appealing to tradition.

We've always had them, so anyone that argues against them is nutty.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on October 02, 2010, 01:41:30 PM
I'm starting to think Dan is poochcat
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 02, 2010, 01:48:23 PM
you blame others because you are clumsy?


This is what you take from it?

Not that button sleeves are poorly designed fashion accessories?  There must be 100 different better ways to implement them.

I'm sure the thousands of people with high blood sugar alone would have trouble with them, not to mention the elderly, or the large proportion of people with naturally large, not so nimble fingers...

Being a senior shouldn't be a free pass to new buttons, either. A lot of them can use buttons when it comes to things they enjoy, like cardigans.

Why use buttons at all?

I'm a big believer in utility over aesthetics, and buttons aren't particularly functional regardless of their location..  (And hell, on dress jackets, the buttons on sleeves don't even button into anything!)

Got to admit, I'm kind of amused question fashion conventions is drawing this kind of heat though.  Since when did questioning convention make someone an easy target?

Says more about you folks then it says about me.



  
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on October 02, 2010, 02:02:14 PM
you blame others because you are clumsy?


This is what you take from it?

Not that button sleeves are poorly designed fashion accessories?  There must be 100 different better ways to implement them.

I'm sure the thousands of people with high blood sugar alone would have trouble with them, not to mention the elderly, or the large proportion of people with naturally large, not so nimble fingers...

Being a senior shouldn't be a free pass to new buttons, either. A lot of them can use buttons when it comes to things they enjoy, like cardigans.

Why use buttons at all?

I'm a big believer in utility over aesthetics, and buttons aren't particularly functional regardless of their location..  (And hell, on dress jackets, the buttons on sleeves don't even button into anything!)

Got to admit, I'm kind of amused question fashion conventions is drawing this kind of heat though.  Since when did questioning convention make someone an easy target?

Says more about you folks then it says about me.



  

For one you suggested that buttons were some sort of impossible contraption for normal people to use.

Secondly, this whole thread has been filled with nonsensical things that annoy you for reasons most of us can't fathom.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: TH on October 02, 2010, 02:39:45 PM
While we're talking about fashion, neckties are by far the worst fashion accessory of all time.  They're one of those things you can almost understand existing because they look vaguely natty, but have to wonder why they've survived to this day, considering you can look perfectly stylish without them.



This has got to be an act.

Yes, because god knows most people fall into the logical fallacy of appealing to tradition.

We've always had them, so anyone that argues against them is nutty.

There are things to rage against. Ties are pretty low down the list.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on October 02, 2010, 06:25:23 PM
you blame others because you are clumsy?


This is what you take from it?

Not that button sleeves are poorly designed fashion accessories?  There must be 100 different better ways to implement them.

I'm sure the thousands of people with high blood sugar alone would have trouble with them, not to mention the elderly, or the large proportion of people with naturally large, not so nimble fingers...

"I can do the right sleeve allright, but the left ones the sticking point, thanks to clumsy right hand fingers."

uh, yeah.  that's what i took from it.  you have a clumsy right hand fingers.  but you put the ultimately blame on a button every other guy in the world (w/o clumsy fingers...which is almost everyone) has no problem with.

i've never heard a single adult male other than you complain about those buttons.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 02, 2010, 11:19:50 PM
Those forever traffic lights are pretty annoying.  There's this one that lasts at least three minutes on certain days, if not longer.  Half the traffic ends up beeping their horns for the guy trying to make a left, basically trying to bully them into burning the light, which isn't really something you'd want to risk with a police station only a minute down the road..

I can think of a few others like that between the next few towns.  Thankfully, most of them are avoidable.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 02, 2010, 11:21:13 PM
Those forever traffic lights are pretty annoying.  There's this one in a really bad spot that lasts at least three minutes on certain days, if not longer.  Half the traffic ends up beeping their horns for the guy trying to make a left, basically trying to bully them into burning the light, which isn't really something you'd want to risk with a police station only a minute down the road..

I can think of a few others like that between the next few towns.  Thankfully, most of them are avoidable.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FATSEXY on October 04, 2010, 09:01:07 AM
What annoys the SHIT out of me, and I might have written this before, but let's recap, is the way that ESPN has tried to impose their own version of syntax on the world, and what annoys me worse is that people have apparently fallen for it.

BobbyR even committed this offense in that thread about people taking things too seriously:

Quote from: BobbyR
A Yankee fan

ESPN apparently decided, overnight, that if you're talking about ONE fan, you should talk about the team as if it's a single unit of measure.

A Yankee fan.
A Cub fan.
An Angel fan.
A Florida Gator fan.

THIS IS THE DUMB. DUMB. DUMBEST SHIT I HAVE EVER SEEN.

The worst example is when they talk about a Red Sox fan, and they call that person "A Red Sock fan".

GO.... FUCK... YOURSELF.....

For one thing, that one fan is a fan of the team. The team is the Red Sox.

For another thing, that team name is a trademarked name. You don't go manipulating it. I don't go around telling people, "Yeah, I'm a big fan of The Simpson". Because that's fucking stupid. Should I tell everyone that my favorite team is the Chicago Bear? I'm a big Bear fan. ASSHOLES FUCK YOU!!!

I'm writing Simmons about this because I've really had all I can take.

(Note, all of the vulgarity here is directed at ESPN's idiocy, none of this is directed toward BobbyR, he can't help it that he's fallen victim.)

Hey, is TH a Four Horesman fan?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on October 04, 2010, 09:05:56 AM
you're right I got it wrong, but thinking about it, should it be - "A Yankees' fan"? Indicating possesive?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Linus on October 04, 2010, 09:13:41 AM
you're right I got it wrong, but thinking about it, should it be - "A Yankees' fan"? Indicating possesive?

Nope.

Think of it like:

shoes wearer.

Yankees are what he is a fan of, not Yankees own him as a fan.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on October 04, 2010, 09:15:30 AM
you're right I got it wrong, but thinking about it, should it be - "A Yankees' fan"? Indicating possesive?

Nope.

Think of it like:

shoes wearer.

Yankees are what he is a fan of, not Yankees own him as a fan.

Have you ever met a Yankees fan?  :diablo_mini:
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: A Very Smug Bear on October 04, 2010, 04:00:59 PM
What annoys the SHIT out of me, and I might have written this before, but let's recap, is the way that ESPN has tried to impose their own version of syntax on the world, and what annoys me worse is that people have apparently fallen for it.

BobbyR even committed this offense in that thread about people taking things too seriously:

Quote from: BobbyR
A Yankee fan

ESPN apparently decided, overnight, that if you're talking about ONE fan, you should talk about the team as if it's a single unit of measure.

A Yankee fan.
A Cub fan.
An Angel fan.
A Florida Gator fan.

THIS IS THE DUMB. DUMB. DUMBEST SHIT I HAVE EVER SEEN.

The worst example is when they talk about a Red Sox fan, and they call that person "A Red Sock fan".

GO.... FUCK... YOURSELF.....

For one thing, that one fan is a fan of the team. The team is the Red Sox.

For another thing, that team name is a trademarked name. You don't go manipulating it. I don't go around telling people, "Yeah, I'm a big fan of The Simpson". Because that's fucking stupid. Should I tell everyone that my favorite team is the Chicago Bear? I'm a big Bear fan. ASSHOLES FUCK YOU!!!

I'm writing Simmons about this because I've really had all I can take.

(Note, all of the vulgarity here is directed at ESPN's idiocy, none of this is directed toward BobbyR, he can't help it that he's fallen victim.)

Hey, is TH a Four Horesman fan?



I never noticed that.

Thanks a lot dude. Now I'll never UN-NOTICE it.

Dickhead.

:(
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on October 04, 2010, 04:15:26 PM
thread titles that are in all caps

spam threads
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Havok816 on October 05, 2010, 11:22:38 PM
I hate criminals and should be allowed to shoot them if they break in to my car.

Last night my sleepy little town had a crime spree.  At some point someone broke into a few cars on the other side of town(about a mile away).  Then around 2am, while fighting off insomnia, I heard a loud boom like a mortar firework exploding.  A couple minutes later the fire department pulled up in front of my house and I realized that a truck two houses down was on fire.  It was put out in just a couple of minutes, but it's probably a total loss.

This morning, I discovered that someone had broken into my car and gone through everything in it.  Luckily I'm poor and don't keep anything in the car, so nothing was stolen.  I also found out that there was another car fire in town.  If they catch the person, I hope they beat his ass.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on October 06, 2010, 04:42:03 PM
The word "decadent," when used to describe chocolate.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 07, 2010, 03:58:43 AM
you blame others because you are clumsy?


This is what you take from it?

Not that button sleeves are poorly designed fashion accessories?  There must be 100 different better ways to implement them.

I'm sure the thousands of people with high blood sugar alone would have trouble with them, not to mention the elderly, or the large proportion of people with naturally large, not so nimble fingers...

"I can do the right sleeve allright, but the left ones the sticking point, thanks to clumsy right hand fingers."

uh, yeah.  that's what i took from it.  you have a clumsy right hand fingers.  but you put the ultimately blame on a button every other guy in the world (w/o clumsy fingers...which is almost everyone) has no problem with.

i've never heard a single adult male other than you complain about those buttons.

I've heard a lot of adult people complain about them.

With normal hand coordination too.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 07, 2010, 04:01:39 AM
While we're talking about fashion, neckties are by far the worst fashion accessory of all time.  They're one of those things you can almost understand existing because they look vaguely natty, but have to wonder why they've survived to this day, considering you can look perfectly stylish without them.



This has got to be an act.

Yes, because god knows most people fall into the logical fallacy of appealing to tradition.

We've always had them, so anyone that argues against them is nutty.

There are things to rage against. Ties are pretty low down the list.

Unlike "than" and "then", or that Red Socks thing.

Or people and their driving habits..
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 07, 2010, 04:07:24 AM
you blame others because you are clumsy?


This is what you take from it?

Not that button sleeves are poorly designed fashion accessories?  There must be 100 different better ways to implement them.

I'm sure the thousands of people with high blood sugar alone would have trouble with them, not to mention the elderly, or the large proportion of people with naturally large, not so nimble fingers...

Being a senior shouldn't be a free pass to new buttons, either. A lot of them can use buttons when it comes to things they enjoy, like cardigans.

Why use buttons at all?

I'm a big believer in utility over aesthetics, and buttons aren't particularly functional regardless of their location..  (And hell, on dress jackets, the buttons on sleeves don't even button into anything!)

Got to admit, I'm kind of amused question fashion conventions is drawing this kind of heat though.  Since when did questioning convention make someone an easy target?

Says more about you folks then it says about me.



  

For one you suggested that buttons were some sort of impossible contraption for normal people to use.

Secondly, this whole thread has been filled with nonsensical things that annoy you for reasons most of us can't fathom.

Dress sleeve buttons, are at best, an annoyance.  Even if you have no problem fastening them.

Secondly:  What exactly don't you understand about the things I'm claiming annoy me?

I hate waiting in lines, and I hate elaborate dress wear.  I like comfort and convenience.  Therefore, things contrary to that annoy me

What's so hard to understand about that?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on October 07, 2010, 09:29:30 AM
Secondly:  What exactly don't you understand about the things I'm claiming annoy me?

I hate waiting in lines, and I hate elaborate dress wear.  I like comfort and convenience.  Therefore, things contrary to that annoy me

What's so hard to understand about that?

I think, Dan, that a lot of folks here don't understand (at least I don't) how you can blame everyone else for your inconvenience. The 2 AM shopping thing is a prime example. The woman that was shopping at that time has every right to live her life as much as you do, and it just sucks that you happened to get there after she did.

Same with the giving blood thing.

It would have been more appropriate to rant *just* about having to wait so long, and keep it to that, but you look really silly trying to make comments like [paraphrased] "doesn't anyone have to work?", like it's their fault you went to the blood clinic and it was busy.

I hate waiting in line too, but it's not anyone else's fault that I happened to go some place where it was busy. Shit happens.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FATSEXY on October 07, 2010, 11:03:01 AM
Here's one I have to deal with a lot: I can't stand adult human beings in the United States who have the ability to shower/bathe every morning before they come to work who do not do so.

There are exemptions to this, of course.

If you work in an office all day and you bathe the night before, fine. If you're a chick, fine, lots of chicks bathe at night, I get it.

But if you're a person who is outside for at least 30 minutes during your day, ESPECIALLY if you live in a hot environment (Mississippi), and you don't wake up and wash your nasty ass in the morning, it should be legal for me to slap the living fuck out of you with no penalty. I mention this, of course, because the dipshit I was talking about on the old board in the "stuff that annyos me" thread is sitting across the office from me, and the whole office literally smells like a freshly dug up corpse.

I just can't imagine why someone would be so lazy or so nasty that they wouldn't jump in a fucking shower for five minutes in the morning. That's all the time it takes to take a decent shower, if you jump in, slap the hot water on, warsh yourself up and warsh your hair, bam, you can be in and out in 5 minutes, 10 minutes tops and you're clean and fresh as a daisy. Inexcusable.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FATSEXY on October 07, 2010, 11:05:43 AM
Secondly:  What exactly don't you understand about the things I'm claiming annoy me?

I hate waiting in lines, and I hate elaborate dress wear.  I like comfort and convenience.  Therefore, things contrary to that annoy me

What's so hard to understand about that?

I think, Dan, that a lot of folks here don't understand (at least I don't) how you can blame everyone else for your inconvenience. The 2 AM shopping thing is a prime example. The woman that was shopping at that time has every right to live her life as much as you do, and it just sucks that you happened to get there after she did.

Same with the giving blood thing.

It would have been more appropriate to rant *just* about having to wait so long, and keep it to that, but you look really silly trying to make comments like [paraphrased] "doesn't anyone have to work?", like it's their fault you went to the blood clinic and it was busy.

I hate waiting in line too, but it's not anyone else's fault that I happened to go some place where it was busy. Shit happens.

I never got that "Doesn't anyone have to work?" line. Motherfucker, you're there, aren't you?

I do get that if you're on lunch break and you're in a traffic rush. There's something that pisses me off, all these unemployed, lazy government teet sucking pieces of garbage who wait until noon to go to the Mickey Dee's to grab some lunch. Motherfucker, why not just go at 11 or at 1 and let the people who are paying for your welfare to eat.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FATSEXY on October 07, 2010, 11:07:22 AM
Let me complain non-stop about this idiot I work with.

He just, out of nowhere, talked to me about Hacksaw Jim Duggan.

"What'd you think of Hacksaw Jim Duggan when you first saw him?"
"...."
"The wrestler."
"I know who he is. I was 7. I don't know. I like him."
"Yeah. I was watchin' this thing on the self destruction of The Ultimate Warrior, it was about when he destructed himself."
"..."
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on October 07, 2010, 11:07:59 AM
Here's one I have to deal with a lot: I can't stand adult human beings in the United States who have the ability to shower/bathe every morning before they come to work who do not do so.

There's one guy in our office that's like that as well. He's from Zimbabwe, so I don't know if they have any beliefs or anything over there, or whatever, but he's a great guy. Fun to talk to, smart guy, but I can't get within 20 feet of him. Dresses nicely too, so I don't know whether he just doesn't shower, or doesn't wear deodorant, or what, but WOW.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FATSEXY on October 07, 2010, 11:12:42 AM
Here's one I have to deal with a lot: I can't stand adult human beings in the United States who have the ability to shower/bathe every morning before they come to work who do not do so.

There's one guy in our office that's like that as well. He's from Zimbabwe, so I don't know if they have any beliefs or anything over there, or whatever, but he's a great guy. Fun to talk to, smart guy, but I can't get within 20 feet of him. Dresses nicely too, so I don't know whether he just doesn't shower, or doesn't wear deodorant, or what, but WOW.

That's unfortunate, and I'm sure it is difficult to be around the guy, but you can at least understand it. I mean, he's from another country, another continent, on the other side of the world in a different hemisphere even (maybe? is Zimbabwe above or below the equator? I suck at geography... as well as any other subject).

This motherfuck I'm talking about grew up 30 miles from my front door, tops. And yet, here we sit, him smelling like baked horse shit. He came in last summer, his hair matted to his head, and someone busted up in here and straight up told him that he smelled like shit and he needed to take a shower in the morning. His reply? "I did take a shower this morning." He's that motherfucker who used to get caught with his hand in the cookie jar and deny he stole the fucking cookie.

There's another thing I hate: compulsive lying. People who lie about bullshit that doesn't even matter. This guy will misplace a tool, I'll say, "Have you see the hammer?" "Naw I ain't seen it." then it will be in his fuckin' truck. I mean, why lie about little dumb shit like that?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on October 07, 2010, 11:17:37 AM
Here's one I have to deal with a lot: I can't stand adult human beings in the United States who have the ability to shower/bathe every morning before they come to work who do not do so.
this is me. i shower like 4-5 times a week and there are a couple days where i just can't be assed.

also, this is sigworthy: "He's from Zimbabwe, so I don't know if they have any beliefs or anything over there, or whatever"
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on October 07, 2010, 11:19:57 AM
LOL!

I *meant* to say: "He's from Zimbabwe, so I don't know if they have any beliefs or anything over there about that, or whatever"
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on October 07, 2010, 11:21:06 AM
yeah, but taking it out of context makes it absolutely hilarious. like something fatty's co-worker would say.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on October 07, 2010, 12:22:26 PM
"I hate elaborate dress wear"--DocSavage

We're talking about BUTTONS fwiw.  Again the issue wasn't so much that you like to be comfortable.  The issue was you made it sound like buttoning sleeves is like going to the moon or something. 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FATSEXY on October 07, 2010, 12:26:16 PM
I'm going to start putting quotes up from that guy, word for word. The few I have posted have been word for damn word.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FATSEXY on October 07, 2010, 12:28:24 PM
Like this, for instance, it's too good not to share:

Ol' boy got married last year. Lasted about 6 months. I told him to get the marriage annulled. He looks right at me and says, "I can't, we done constipated the marriage." I was like fFFFUUUUUUUUUUU.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on October 07, 2010, 12:53:58 PM
"I hate elaborate dress wear"--DocSavage

We're talking about BUTTONS fwiw.  Again the issue wasn't so much that you like to be comfortable.  The issue was you made it sound like buttoning sleeves is like going to the moon or something. 

actually, he made it sound like buttoning sleeves was like running a marathon with a gimp leg and it being the marathon organizer's fault that the marathon was too hard for people with gimp legs.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: tdub on October 07, 2010, 01:05:47 PM
Here's one I have to deal with a lot: I can't stand adult human beings in the United States who have the ability to shower/bathe every morning before they come to work who do not do so.
this is me. i shower like 4-5 times a week and there are a couple days where i just can't be assed.

also, this is sigworthy: "He's from Zimbabwe, so I don't know if they have any beliefs or anything over there, or whatever"

u nasty as fuck.

i shower once a day at a minimum. i sometimes shower because i'm bored. especially when its cold outside because i fucking love turning the shower on super hot and just standing there scratching my skin off because of the winter itch. that's the best shit in the world. i love putting baby powder on my balls after a shower. taking showers is an actual hobby of mine. i seek out new bath products from different countries and try them. the only reason i go to the gym so much is so i can have more reasons shower. on weekends i shower probably 3-4 times per day. i think i shower more than i jerk off.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 07, 2010, 01:21:36 PM
"I hate elaborate dress wear"--DocSavage

We're talking about BUTTONS fwiw.  Again the issue wasn't so much that you like to be comfortable.  The issue was you made it sound like buttoning sleeves is like going to the moon or something.  

actually, he made it sound like buttoning sleeves was like running a marathon with a gimp leg and it being the marathon organizer's fault that the marathon was too hard for people with gimp legs.

No, you're blaming the guy in the wheelchair for not being able to use steps.

It's not that I'm clumsy..  It's that a piece of dressware requires that you have excellent dexterity (So most seniors are out of luck too)

IMO, that's poorly thought out design.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on October 07, 2010, 01:38:04 PM
"I hate elaborate dress wear"--DocSavage

We're talking about BUTTONS fwiw.  Again the issue wasn't so much that you like to be comfortable.  The issue was you made it sound like buttoning sleeves is like going to the moon or something. 

actually, he made it sound like buttoning sleeves was like running a marathon with a gimp leg and it being the marathon organizer's fault that the marathon was too hard for people with gimp legs.

No, you're blaming the guy in the wheelchair for not being able to use steps.

It's not that I'm clumsy..  It's that a piece of dressware requires that you have excellent dexterity (So most seniors are out of luck too)

IMO, that's poorly thought out design.

you said you had problems because of your clumsy fingers.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on October 07, 2010, 02:04:52 PM
Like this, for instance, it's too good not to share:

Ol' boy got married last year. Lasted about 6 months. I told him to get the marriage annulled. He looks right at me and says, "I can't, we done constipated the marriage." I was like fFFFUUUUUUUUUUU.

c'mon that's not word for word. i'm postitive he said "I cain't" not "I can't"
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: A Very Smug Bear on October 07, 2010, 03:25:31 PM
Here's a good one.

I live in a 2nd floor apartment in a multifamily house. The street I live on has many multifamily houses. It's a side street with parking on both sides all up and down the street. We have a driveway that fits two cars. The guy on the 3rd floor parks int he driveway and my girlfriend parks there also. Sometimes when I don't feel like driving to the end of my street to turn around and park in front of my house I park across the street. This morning I come outside and a piece of loose leaf is on my windshield and written on it is a note in black permanent marker in what I can best describe as "angry teenager" handwriting. It reads:



"Excuse me, But I pay $950 To live here and I'd love to park in front of my own fucking home!

Thanks... Don't do It again"


Are you kidding me? I'm sorry, I didn't realize paying the average going rate for an apt in a multifamily house got you your own golden parking spot on a public city street.

My question is, should I just let the police know about this ahead of time so when I park there again and something happens to my car they will know about it???


Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on October 07, 2010, 03:38:58 PM
Do you know who in the multifamily house wrote the note? If not, I'm not certain what the cops are going to be able to do about it.

What I would've done: If you know somebody who lives in that same multifamily across the way who also parks on that side of the street, take the note and put it on *their* windshield. They'll be even more indignant, since they also live there and have just as much right to park there as the angry note-writer presumes to have.

With any luck, you'll start an entertaining blood feud that you can watch from your balcony across the way like Mr. Burns, or you could be like Jimmy Stewart in that movie where he's got the broken leg and the telescope.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: A Very Smug Bear on October 07, 2010, 03:48:04 PM
That WOULD be entertaining, but I don't know which car belongs to who. I just know that the cops had to be called there in the middle of the night the first week they lived there. I'm not sure how many apartments are occupied in there right now because I believe it was empty up until a month or so ago. I know one of the assholes who lives there tears up the street in his shitty old white Bronco type truck. Gotta love white trash.

I didn't want the cops to actually do anything about it, I just wanted to alert them to it in case anything happens.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: tdub on October 07, 2010, 04:03:15 PM
what this passive aggressive coward doesnt realize is that if you stop parking there he will be forced to reveal himself if he wants to take the spot.

when this happens, confront him and watch him morph into a vagina.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on October 07, 2010, 04:06:31 PM
That WOULD be entertaining, but I don't know which car belongs to who. I just know that the cops had to be called there in the middle of the night the first week they lived there. I'm not sure how many apartments are occupied in there right now because I believe it was empty up until a month or so ago. I know one of the assholes who lives there tears up the street in his shitty old white Bronco type truck. Gotta love white trash.

I didn't want the cops to actually do anything about it, I just wanted to alert them to it in case anything happens.


Even if something did happen to your car, the most the cops might do is question everyone in the building. Unless somebody confesses, this is unlikely to get you anywhere.

I maintain that your best bet is to scout the enemy and their vehicles and choose a target. The bitchy looking single mother with the giant hoop earrings and the lip gloss? Very possibly the note-writer. Actually, reading the note, I would bet money that a woman wrote it. This narrows the field considerably. Now, if there's a older, matronly lady who likes to walk her Boston Terrier every morning at 6am, she'd be a good choice. Or any guy, as long as he's not the note-writer's boyfriend.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on October 07, 2010, 04:49:03 PM
you could do what my uncle is doing: put up cameras that face the parking spot (recording everything)
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: TH on October 07, 2010, 04:53:19 PM
Here's a good one.

I live in a 2nd floor apartment in a multifamily house. The street I live on has many multifamily houses. It's a side street with parking on both sides all up and down the street. We have a driveway that fits two cars. The guy on the 3rd floor parks int he driveway and my girlfriend parks there also. Sometimes when I don't feel like driving to the end of my street to turn around and park in front of my house I park across the street. This morning I come outside and a piece of loose leaf is on my windshield and written on it is a note in black permanent marker in what I can best describe as "angry teenager" handwriting. It reads:



"Excuse me, But I pay $950 To live here and I'd love to park in front of my own fucking home!

Thanks... Don't do It again"


Are you kidding me? I'm sorry, I didn't realize paying the average going rate for an apt in a multifamily house got you your own golden parking spot on a public city street.

My question is, should I just let the police know about this ahead of time so when I park there again and something happens to my car they will know about it???

That's worse than the time that an angry neighbor came knocking on my door, pissed that I parked in the spot he shoveled out of like shoveling out of the spot guaranteed him that spot until all the snow melted. I only parked there because the guy who lives across the street from me parked in the spot that I shoveled out. I hate that shit. You're not entitled to dick. I'm sorry you shoveled a spot out only to have someone else park there, but people need to work, people need to be able to park when they visit. Shit, it's even worse IN Philly when you have people saving spots with trash cans and lawn chairs.

Honestly, I don't know why people just don't get together and shovel out EVERYONE'S parking spot. Or better yet, why don't kids just get up off their lazy asses and instead of playing video games all day on snow days, go around and solicit from people to shovel their parking spots out? Christ, you know how much money these little snots could be making?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 08, 2010, 02:42:04 AM
Yeah, AVSB's is worse.  I can understand the irritation over losing a shoveled out spot (Not to the point of being a dick about it though...), but everyone knows the streets open season.

The audacity of people..  It's almost as annoying a dress sleeve buttons. 


Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Solipsist on October 08, 2010, 02:43:20 AM
Adults who still live with their parents.

I'm not talking about someone who is incapable of taking care of themself, or have moved back in because of surgery / divorce / whatever. I'm talking about the people who are capable of working and have not moved out. The kind of people who take off work whenever or spend $400 a month on junk food or buy every new video game / DVD / smart phone that comes out and when you call them on it they shrug it off as jealousy.

This isn't a jealousy issue. This is... I don't know. It's a cross between shame and disbelief and something else. How can you not feel like a total shitbag when you wake up and realize you are twenty-nine years old and still living with your mother? How do you not feel embarrassed by that? How can you not only admit that, but brag about all the cool awesome shit you can buy because mommy pays all the bills?

I moved out when I was 20. I decided that I was going to save up for a bitching 21st birthday when I realized what kind of adult lives at home at 21? There is someone in particular that I'd love to beat the shit out of just to make room for some common sense and a semblance of pride.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Proud Virgin on October 08, 2010, 02:49:28 AM
Adults who still live with their parents.

So....you don't like jews? 8)
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: dj unstable on October 08, 2010, 08:07:18 AM
The economy is not doing so hot and a lot of 20-somethings are saddled with an incredible amount of education debt. I haven't run into as many people bragging about their dvd purchases (?) while living with their parents as you, but based on your angry tone, it sounds like a serious problem.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Proud Virgin on October 08, 2010, 08:49:32 AM
The economy is not doing so hot and a lot of 20-somethings are saddled with an incredible amount of education debt. I haven't run into as many people bragging about their dvd purchases (?) while living with their parents as you, but based on your angry tone, it sounds like a serious problem.

OWNED!
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on October 08, 2010, 08:51:41 AM
The economy is not doing so hot and a lot of 20-somethings are saddled with an incredible amount of education debt. I haven't run into as many people bragging about their dvd purchases (?) while living with their parents as you, but based on your angry tone, it sounds like a serious problem.

on the other hand, i have more than a few employed facebook friends that live with their parents and post from their iPhone4s or drive a car that costs a year's worth of their salary.

it annoys me only because it reminds me of how stupid i was at 25 and how long it took me to pay off stupid shit i shouldn't have bought.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FATSEXY on October 08, 2010, 08:53:04 AM
Funny you guys should mention that. The guy I work with that I'm talking about in this thread is 31 and lives with his parents. Check this shit out:

His mom works a night shift at Wal*Mart(tm). She gets off at 7:30 a.m.

She goes home, sleeps until about 11, then wakes up. Why? Because ol' boy goes home every day (when we're slow enough that he can take off) to go home and eat lunch that his mom fixes him.

31.

fa;lkdsjlfjdslakfjd

And, he actually does say "can't". Each redneck's language is like a snowflake. Some say "can't", other say "cain't", a few Memphis people will say the idiot Yankee pronunciation of "ahn" instead of the correct pronunciation of "own" for "on".
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on October 08, 2010, 08:56:26 AM
I've got a friend that's 35 and still lives with her parents. She takes huge vacations every year, and has no debt. Her parents are fairly well off, but she does make her own money, but 35 at home is just... odd to me.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Proud Virgin on October 08, 2010, 09:17:29 AM
I've got a friend that's 35 and still lives with her parents. She takes huge vacations every year, and has no debt. Her parents are fairly well off, but she does make her own money, but 35 at home is just... odd to me.

INB4 Cliff Clavin
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 08, 2010, 09:18:29 AM
I have two friends that live home with their parents, and both are 32.

To be fair, one of them could live on his own and works regular hours at decent enough jobs, saves his money, doesn't buy a lot of stupid shit, and is even improving himself to get better jobs, but his parents keep guilt tripping him about what they'd do without him because both are near crippled, and he has close relationships with both of them.  Tight knit family, like best friends.

But the other friend doesn't have such an excuse, with his dreams of making it big with an MBA crushed and choosing not to work anything beneath him (So basically anything beneath a fortune 500 company).

So how does he spend all his time?  Downloading and burning porn, and seeing doctors because he's convinced he picked up an incurable disease that'll kill him in a year.  Now he's lying to his folks about getting interviews and needing money for work computers and such, and it's a complete lie for the money..

That's the potential suicidal friend I mentioned, btw.  He's sure he'll be unable to care for himself due to this percieved illness, and that they'll either lock him up in a nuthouse for this, or for his refusal to work and inability to care for himself.  Claims he'd rather be dead first.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 08, 2010, 09:20:09 AM
Come to think of it, I also know another guy who's in his early 40's living at home, but he used to live on his own through his 20's.  Worked a lot of jobs too.

Then he went to college at 32, it didn't pay off, he had to move in with his folks, and got lazy and picked up bad habits.  Now he's playing poker online all the time and taking trips to Florida to visit a friend.

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FATSEXY on October 08, 2010, 09:59:55 AM
Well, it doesn't actually bother me when people live at home later in life, I just wanted to talk about the guy I work with again. Come to think of it, I know another guy who is 35 and lives at home, and one of my best friends in the whole world lives at home. It's not a bad thing, it's just weird.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Proud Virgin on October 08, 2010, 10:23:54 AM
I have two friends that live home with their parents, and both are 32.

To be fair, one of them could live on his own and works regular hours at decent enough jobs, saves his money, doesn't buy a lot of stupid shit, and is even improving himself to get better jobs, but his parents keep guilt tripping him about what they'd do without him because both are near crippled, and he has close relationships with both of them.  Tight knit family, like best friends.

But the other friend doesn't have such an excuse, with his dreams of making it big with an MBA crushed and choosing not to work anything beneath him (So basically anything beneath a fortune 500 company).

So how does he spend all his time?  Downloading and burning porn, and seeing doctors because he's convinced he picked up an incurable disease that'll kill him in a year.  Now he's lying to his folks about getting interviews and needing money for work computers and such, and it's a complete lie for the money..

That's the potential suicidal friend I mentioned, btw.  He's sure he'll be unable to care for himself due to this percieved illness, and that they'll either lock him up in a nuthouse for this, or for his refusal to work and inability to care for himself.  Claims he'd rather be dead first.

Where'd he get his MBA from
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on October 08, 2010, 12:03:29 PM
do these people at least pay rent or expenses?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FATSEXY on October 08, 2010, 12:27:17 PM
Guy I'm paying for doesn't pay a cent. His stepdad has rolled up on me out of nowhere and told me how much he can't stand having him around since he never offers to pay for anything.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: A Very Smug Bear on October 08, 2010, 01:12:42 PM
Adults who still live with their parents.

I'm not talking about someone who is incapable of taking care of themself, or have moved back in because of surgery / divorce / whatever. I'm talking about the people who are capable of working and have not moved out. The kind of people who take off work whenever or spend $400 a month on junk food or buy every new video game / DVD / smart phone that comes out and when you call them on it they shrug it off as jealousy.

This isn't a jealousy issue. This is... I don't know. It's a cross between shame and disbelief and something else. How can you not feel like a total shitbag when you wake up and realize you are twenty-nine years old and still living with your mother? How do you not feel embarrassed by that? How can you not only admit that, but brag about all the cool awesome shit you can buy because mommy pays all the bills?

I moved out when I was 20. I decided that I was going to save up for a bitching 21st birthday when I realized what kind of adult lives at home at 21? There is someone in particular that I'd love to beat the shit out of just to make room for some common sense and a semblance of pride.


That's so amazing of you to have moved out at 20, but 90% of the population could never afford that. I moved out at 22, then moved back home at 24 to go to school and didn't move back out again until I was 28.

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: TH on October 08, 2010, 01:16:41 PM
I don't know, everything kind of annoys me anymore. I guess I've become crabby.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on October 08, 2010, 01:18:54 PM
I moved out at either 18 or 22, depending on how you define it. I went away to college at 18, but my mother essentially paid for me to be there. I really didn't have much operating income for while I was there. Then after I graduated, I lived with my sister for 3 months, then moved to LA when I was 22.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on October 08, 2010, 01:24:59 PM

That's so amazing of you to have moved out at 20, but 90% of the population could never afford that. I moved out at 22, then moved back home at 24 to go to school and didn't move back out again until I was 28.

Everyone's got their circumstances, and I certainly wouldn't hold that particular scenario against you. It's those that seem to be leeching off their parents with no motivation or clear goals that, doesn't really BOTHER me, per se, but I just find it odd.

I actually moved out when I was 18. And not because anything was wrong, but just that I was part of an extremely small community, so there was ZERO to do. I was bored, and had to go somewhere else that stimulated me.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 09, 2010, 01:23:22 AM
Where'd he get his MBA from

University of New Haven.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 09, 2010, 01:27:28 AM
do these people at least pay rent or expenses?

Only the one that I claimed is only living at home because his parents keep pressuring him.  He actually gave them more then a fair share, including towards their mortgage.  

Basically, my other friends are sponges at this point.  The really sad thing, is it's not because they lack ability or potential.  Both guys are basically genius's with their hands, and quick thinkers..

I think they just got greedy, and couldn't wrap their heads around the fact they'd have to settle for a shit job while they look for their ideal one.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Proud Virgin on October 09, 2010, 03:19:22 AM
University of New Haven.

That's his answer right there. Unless your MBA is coming from Harvard, Wharton, Kellog, or Stanford you are not going to become Mr. Big Shit at a fortune 500 company. Your friend simply had unrealistic expectations.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FATSEXY on October 09, 2010, 10:46:28 AM
FUUUUUUUUUUUCKKKK the guy is talking about TNA now!!! AHHH !!! I hate working on Saturdays.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: TH on October 09, 2010, 12:04:46 PM
FUUUUUUUUUUUCKKKK the guy is talking about TNA now!!! AHHH !!! I hate working on Saturdays.

Either you work with TB4-LIFE, or you're just yankin' our chains, yo.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 09, 2010, 12:40:15 PM
That's his answer right there. Unless your MBA is coming from Harvard, Wharton, Kellog, or Stanford you are not going to become Mr. Big Shit at a fortune 500 company. Your friend simply had unrealistic expectations.

Heh, that and the fact the MBA's over-saturated.  Supply and demand.

He also thinks his obvious Italian looks is working against him, believing they get stereotyped/discriminated against.

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on October 09, 2010, 03:04:32 PM
When people start crossing the street at a crosswalk when there's only a few seconds left to cross. So the light turns green and we're left waiting for these whores to get out of the way.

And then, instead of actually staying in the crosswalk all the way across, they turn up the street and start walking along the traffic lane, just drifting toward the sidewalk while cars are bearing down on them. I would like to see statistics to show how many of these clearly deranged people become suicides.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on October 12, 2010, 11:01:56 PM
When people start crossing the street at a crosswalk when there's only a few seconds left to cross. So the light turns green and we're left waiting for these whores to get out of the way.

And then, instead of actually staying in the crosswalk all the way across, they turn up the street and start walking along the traffic lane, just drifting toward the sidewalk while cars are bearing down on them. I would like to see statistics to show how many of these clearly deranged people become suicides.

I also hate it when people are completely inconsiderate of the crosswalk signs.  Up in Gatlinburg, TN (where I was this weekend) it is a very friendly place to walk, but people start to abuse that and kill traffics ability to turn.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Zandrax on October 13, 2010, 12:15:15 AM
Thread Of The Week per A1 Podcast
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on October 13, 2010, 12:18:43 AM
Congrats DocSavage on having the A1 Thread of the Week for the 4th Podcast. 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on October 13, 2010, 12:19:21 AM
Thread Of The Week per A1 Podcast

Nice, making it all official.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 13, 2010, 09:04:15 PM
The Register ran an article on the front page about this Branford girl, who has a strong academic background, made a Power Point presentation about the sexual prowess of several guys, and emailed it to a friend.  Of course, the friend had to pass it on, and eventually it becomes some kind of new mini internet meme, and the vultures in the media like NBC start talking about it.

For christs sake, this shouldn't even be news.  Stop pretending college kids having sex is offensive, or using lowest common denominator dirt to boost sales...  They even included the girls picture!

Can you imagine how embarrassed the girl is over this?  

Sometimes, I seriously hate the people that drive this garbage...
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Freakshow on October 14, 2010, 09:39:10 AM
I hate....I HAAAAAATE!!!
- Ratton Poswalt
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 14, 2010, 08:24:36 PM
I hate....I HAAAAAATE!!!
- Ratton Poswalt

Come on, the girl didn't ask for this kind of celebrity, and the media is wrong to exploit her.  We're not talking about a mainstream celebrity or even Joe the Plumber, this is a normal college girl.

I don't care if they're not the ones who made her infamous, they should show some integrity and leave her alone.

This could have been your girlfriend, Freakshow.  (Not the specifics, but anything shameful getting out and being exploited)  It's humiliating.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 14, 2010, 08:39:52 PM
Here's the article:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2010/10/13/news/shoreline/doc4cb53e5b63db9942803332.txt

An except from the first half of the article:

Quote
By Mark Zaretsky, Register Staff
mzaretsky@newhavenregister.com

Click to enlarge

Karen Owen

BRANFORD — Members of the Branford High School class of 2006 remember Karen Owen as a personable, intelligent member of the field hockey team who was smart enough to take advanced placement U.S. history and make the National Honor Society before heading off to Duke University.

They would not have pegged her for the kind of dubious, viral fame she earned over the past two weeks.

A faux “thesis” that Owen, 22, wrote before graduating last spring, on the sexual habits and abilities of 13 Duke athletes has lit up the Internet, after one of a handful of friends she e-mailed it to apparently passed it on.

After bouncing around Duke and Duke’s alumni network for a few days, Owen’s story emerged on two related websites, www.Jezebel.com and www.Deadspin.com. From there, it became the Internet flash-fire of the moment.

In recent days, Owen’s “thesis” — written in the form of a 42-page PowerPoint presentation and pushed along with the help of social media such as Facebook — has jumped to the national media as the likes of the New York Times and NBC’s “Today” show have joined the fray.

It’s also lit up the phone lines and started more than a few conversations in Branford.

“Well, that’s a bit of notoriety ... that Branford didn’t expect,” said Frank Carrano, chairman of the Board of Education.

While Carrano was aware of the waves Owen has made, he said he does not know her personally.

But, “I’ll bet the teachers at the high school know her,” he said.

And here's a typical response from readers:


Quote
HR Manager wrote on Oct 14, 2010 1:57 AM:
" Wow! Honor student, althele and Duke scholarship grad. I'm sure you can put together a great resume when you graduate. When you go looking for jobs commenserate with your education, prepare for plently of first interviews and that "thanks for applying" letter. Virtually everyone in the hiring process of Human Resources routinely runs all the social networking pages. Those drunken cell phone pictures and "I was so trashed" captions will do it everytime like what you did just supersized. It comes down to this: it's not the sleazy pictures or dumb comments, it the core message that this person lacks good decision making skills, lacks maturity and judgement skills and is likely to be problematic in the workplace. Good luck getting a job that doesn't require a nametag and perky attitude. Don't think this 5 minutes of (in)fame will ever do you any good. Please don't waste hiring managers time, if the like the resume, they will then hit the social pages and your resume goes to the basket. Beyond the disgrace you brought, you shamed your parents, Branford High and the good people at Duke University that gifted you with a full scholarship. See ya the drive-in window. Maybe you can get your old room back, but maybe not. "

So yeah, I'm more then a little annoyed at how they're dragging her name through the mud, at the start of her life.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on October 14, 2010, 08:50:56 PM
I don't know how all social networking sites operate, but for FB, isn't it as simple as setting your privacy settings so only your Friends can see your Wall and/or Photos?

It seems like the big mistake isn't posting your "I'm so wasted" photos on FB, it's not checking or unchecking two or three boxes that would make those photos visible to complete strangers.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 14, 2010, 08:54:29 PM
I don't know how all social networking sites operate, but for FB, isn't it as simple as setting your privacy settings so only your Friends can see your Wall and/or Photos?

It seems like the big mistake isn't posting your "I'm so wasted" photos on FB, it's not checking or unchecking two or three boxes that would make those photos visible to complete strangers.

The thing is, this girl didn't even post it on a social networking site.  Her friends did.  (Or rather, one of the three friends she sent it to forwarded it without her permission, and it went viral.)

If she posted this to the net herself, I may be less sympathetic (The media are still vultures for exploiting it, but she did put it out there..), but this was meant as a private laugh between friends.

Here's hoping this doesn't damage her future prospects..

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on October 14, 2010, 09:14:36 PM
I wasn't really thinking about the Duke girl. I was more about this oft-repeated cautionary tale that HR departments are checking you out on Facebook. Maybe they are, and maybe they have a right to - but at least in Facebook's case, it seems very easily preventable.

I had something of a hard time sympathizing with Duke girl. While I get that it was meant to be private and shared only amongst friends, part of her mistake is just how much work she put into this Powerpoint thing. This wasn't a simple e-mail where she gossiped about guys she scored with - even if that had gotten passed along, it would never have turned into this. The reason this went viral is because it's 42 PP slides.

Maybe one of her friends just completely fucked her over in a breach of her trust/privacy. But I can sorta see how this might have otherwise gone. One of her friends gets it, and it's not just an e-mail. It's got pictures and details and everything. It's interesting and funny, and it's supposed to be. In a way, it's meant to be read. So this friend rationalizes that it'd be fine if she sent it to one of *her* friends, that *she* really trusts. And sometimes that one degree of separation is all you need for something like this to take off. It seems perfectly reasonable at the time. But afterwards, you think about it and you can't believe you ever thought it was a good idea.

And this might seem silly, but did this girl explicitly tell her friends not to share it with anyone? Or did she just assume that they wouldn't do it? You might say it would've been fair to assume that she wouldn't have wanted it shared, and I won't disagree. But it might also be fair to assume that a college student who sleeps her way through half her school's Lacrosse team wouldn't be dumb enough to write a faux thesis on it, complete with names and pictures. But we would be wrong about that.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on October 15, 2010, 10:49:13 AM
more things

people that press the automatic door opener button when they aren't handicapped - especially in winter.
Backpacks on the subway
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on October 15, 2010, 10:51:20 AM
whats wrong with backpacks on the subway?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on October 15, 2010, 10:52:44 AM
they take up too much room and people walk around as if they didn't have something jutting 2 feet off their backs.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on October 15, 2010, 11:01:50 AM
they don't take them off and put them between their feet?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on October 15, 2010, 11:03:34 AM
Nope - that would be the polite, intelligent thing to do - and wouldn't be annoying
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: dj unstable on October 16, 2010, 10:23:56 AM
Pacing around on a train platform. You're an adult with an attention span. Stop it.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Linus on October 16, 2010, 02:10:48 PM
Pacing around on a train platform. You're an adult with an attention span. Stop it.
I've followed you everywhere friend, but not this far. I have to walk because my feet hurt if I stand still.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on October 16, 2010, 04:49:23 PM
Pacing around on a train platform. You're an adult with an attention span. Stop it.

this is me.

i am unable to stand still. i do a two-step back and forth at all times.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: A Very Smug Bear on October 18, 2010, 07:51:50 PM
Pacing around on a train platform. You're an adult with an attention span. Stop it.

You're an adult with the ability to turn his head.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: dj unstable on October 18, 2010, 08:37:00 PM
I'm given to sighing loudly and putting my hand near the side of my face to block my line of vision (this is if I'm sitting; if I'm standing, I'll walk away*).

*Just walk away. You can put a stop to all this. Just walk away and we will spare your lives. Just walk away.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on October 21, 2010, 04:39:10 PM
Yield to Ramp.

So, in TX, they have feeder roads running parallel to a major highway.  The highways are usually raised up above the feeder or access roads.  So when you get off the highway, you usually exit down a ramp.

Well, if you are on the feeder road, you have to yield to the people who are getting off the highway and who are merging into your lane.  This wouldn't be so bad except for the times the guy getting off the highway is coming off in your blindside.  And then they blast their horn at you because you forgot to turn your head and make sure there wasn't someone trying to get in your lane.

I mean, when you come up on these ramps, you have to act as if you are going to change lanes...but you aren't changing lanes.  They are.

Anyway, it's really f'n annoying when the cars coming off the highway do not try to merge with you whatsoever.  They completely expect you to move out of their way (even if you need to be in that lane so you can turn left under the highway which is usually less than 100 yards away).
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Proud Virgin on October 21, 2010, 10:34:10 PM
Old people

Someone had to say it.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Proud Virgin on October 21, 2010, 11:28:19 PM
Butthole hair is another
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Havok816 on October 22, 2010, 03:09:14 PM
Pseudo-science.  People that believe 2012 is going to be the end because a calendar resets.  Homepathic medicine.  The Bermuda Triangle. Aliens and bigfoot and Nessie.  Astrology.  The Irish.  People that think making shit up=scientific proof.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on October 22, 2010, 03:16:17 PM
Butthole hair is another

so shave
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: A Very Smug Bear on October 22, 2010, 04:03:30 PM
bigfoot and Nessie. 

You shut your damn mouth.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on October 22, 2010, 05:07:36 PM
When you ride the elevator with a complete stranger, and several hours later, you wind up back in the elevator with them again. And they can't resist some cute quip about how remember we were in this elevator earlier? (shudders)
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: TH on October 22, 2010, 09:24:16 PM
People who don't like pictures of cute animals.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on October 22, 2010, 09:58:12 PM
so shave

a man what shave his butthole a shameful man
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Proud Virgin on October 23, 2010, 12:07:32 AM
When you ride the elevator with a complete stranger, and several hours later, you wind up back in the elevator with them again. And they can't resist some cute quip about how remember we were in this elevator earlier? (shudders)

It was nothing personal and I apologize
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on October 24, 2010, 02:20:25 AM
When something is referenced as being "proverbial," when in truth, the reference doesn't even come close to appearing in Proverbs.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on October 24, 2010, 07:23:37 PM
pro·ver·bi·al   
[pruh-vur-bee-uhl]  Show IPA
–adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a proverb: proverbial brevity.
2.
expressed in a proverb or proverbs: proverbial wisdom.
3.
of the nature of or resembling a proverb: proverbial sayings.
4.
having been made the subject of a proverb: the proverbial barn door which is closed too late.
5.
having become an object of common mention or reference: your proverbial inability to get anywhere on time.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on October 24, 2010, 07:33:17 PM
No. If you say proverbial, it better fucking be in Proverbs. Anything less than that will not be tolerated going forward.

This is a polite warning.

Thanks.

-The Management
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: PhantomZ on October 24, 2010, 08:24:01 PM
Pseudo-science.  People that believe 2012 is going to be the end because a calendar resets.  Homepathic medicine.  The Bermuda Triangle. Aliens and bigfoot and Nessie.  Astrology.  The Irish.  People that think making shit up=scientific proof.

Aliens is realz.

The truth is out there.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Havok816 on October 25, 2010, 11:55:08 PM
You shut your damn mouth.

Aliens is realz.

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h289/jynnantonnyx28/ixa5v5.gif)
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 26, 2010, 12:58:56 AM
Brits annoy me.

With their damned accents, and universal health care, and linguistic skills.

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on October 26, 2010, 09:13:39 AM
Aliens

a - jokingly) Area 51 has got *something* down there.

b - and much more importantly) While there's no hard scientific proof, I think that we as a people must be pretty ignorant (and arrogant), that given the way that Earth and the life on it has developed, that with the BILLIONS of star systems out there, and with the potential for planets orbiting each and every one of those star systems, that Earth is the ONLY planet with intelligent life on it.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on October 26, 2010, 09:16:33 AM
parking lots in tx.  they are like mazes.  it's annoying trying to get out of one.  and then because of the way the roads are set up (almost every main street has a divider) not every exit from a parking lot allows for a left hand turn.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on October 26, 2010, 12:05:11 PM
a - jokingly) Area 51 has got *something* down there.

b - and much more importantly) While there's no hard scientific proof, I think that we as a people must be pretty ignorant (and arrogant), that given the way that Earth and the life on it has developed, that with the BILLIONS of star systems out there, and with the potential for planets orbiting each and every one of those star systems, that Earth is the ONLY planet with intelligent life on it.

granting that is a long long way from saying that any of it has made it's way here.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Havok816 on October 26, 2010, 12:10:46 PM
b - and much more importantly) While there's no hard scientific proof at all

FIFY


But seriously, my annoyance comes from people that claim to have been abducted(but are really just nutjobs off their meds), people that claim that crop circles are super real and not the work of math nerds that are bored at uni, the History Channel and people that can't tell the difference between some silver party balloons and spacecraft that traveled millions of light years only to not make contact.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on October 26, 2010, 02:33:31 PM
granting that is a long long way from saying that any of it has made it's way here.

Absolutely.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on October 26, 2010, 02:37:20 PM
FIFY


But seriously, my annoyance comes from people that claim to have been abducted(but are really just nutjobs off their meds), people that claim that crop circles are super real and not the work of math nerds that are bored at uni, the History Channel and people that can't tell the difference between some silver party balloons and spacecraft that traveled millions of light years only to not make contact.

Oh yeah, I hear you. Until those all those things can be proved beyond a shadow of a doubt, no one can say it *was* aliens. Or that Area 51 isn't growing the next generation of super crops (yeah right, desert) or inventing the next great piece of modern warfare.

On the flip side, my annoyance comes from those that are absolutely closed to even the remote *possibility* that there's something else out there. I'm not saying there absolutely is, but I'm at least open to the idea based on what we know, and the sheer expanse that is our universe.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Proud Virgin on October 26, 2010, 03:08:31 PM
People that find it impossible that someone so insignificant as Oswald did indeed act alone and there never has nor ever will be some big conspiracy involving Castro or whoever.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on October 27, 2010, 07:18:16 PM
When you unknowingly walk through some unidentified substance on the floor, and your feet stick to the floor with every step thereafter.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on October 27, 2010, 08:24:26 PM
When you unknowingly walk through some unidentified substance on the floor, and your feet stick to the floor with every step thereafter.

Sorry, I forgot to wipe up after I was done with your mom/sister/girlfriend/wife.*







*I'm kidding SO much right now. Just couldn't resist.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on October 27, 2010, 08:58:51 PM
I bet myself $10 that PV would make the semen joke.

So either you two are the same person, or I owe myself $5.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on October 27, 2010, 09:20:03 PM
I bet myself $10 that PV would make the semen joke.

So either you two are the same person, or I owe myself $5.

i don't understand this math.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: dj unstable on October 27, 2010, 10:26:43 PM
Will you at least give me spitting in public?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on October 27, 2010, 10:33:37 PM
Will you at least give me spitting in public?

related: dipping in public

i would rather inhale a ton of second hand smoke than watch someone spit brown, disgusting shit into a pepsi bottle.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: The Mighty Zeus on October 28, 2010, 09:45:35 AM
Mortals
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: TH on October 28, 2010, 10:00:34 AM
Gimmick posters.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on October 28, 2010, 10:02:14 AM
Gimmick posters.
boo
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: TH on October 28, 2010, 10:06:35 AM
boo
For all you know, it's jweazy again. You don't want to encourage him, do you?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: The Mighty Zeus on October 28, 2010, 10:31:07 AM
Gimmick posters.

YOU ARE THE ONE WHO IS THE GIMMICK
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Linus on October 28, 2010, 11:09:39 AM
For all you know, it's jweazy again. You don't want to encourage him, do you?

I remember I started the brief lived craze of greeting the Dark Knight, which ended as soon as we discovered who it was.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on October 28, 2010, 11:30:32 AM
For all you know, it's jweazy again. You don't want to encourage him, do you?

check the e-mail address
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on October 28, 2010, 11:33:28 AM
cmon.  screen name zues goes into the annoying thread and says "mortals".  i don't care who it is, that's funny.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: TH on October 28, 2010, 11:40:43 AM
check the e-mail address

Well then.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on October 28, 2010, 11:56:21 AM
cmon.  screen name zues goes into the annoying thread and says "mortals".  i don't care who it is, that's funny.

i'm sayin
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 28, 2010, 09:50:18 PM
Shopping.

I can understand relaxing at the mall or various shops for music, games, televisions, or whatever..  But when it comes to groceries and necessary stuff I'd rather not be bothering with but must, I just want to get it over with..

Which is why I can't understand why so many people lazily do their shopping routines.  Almost like they're in a trance or something...  Go into stop and shop, and there's herds of folks looking over the wares..  Ok, sure, you want to get the sales.  But for the most part, I know what I'm after (Partly because I budget), shoot over to it, and try and get to the shortest line at the register, then make a beeline for the door.

Not really something you can do without bumping into someone with their carriage taking up half the aisle, or getting behind some slowpoke checking out EVERY item they pass by.

I know I complained about it before, but I just don't get it..  You'd think people enjoy spending all day at the shops, or just shop for the sake of shopping without really planning ahead..
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on October 28, 2010, 09:53:14 PM
maybe the fact that they relax and just accept their fate is why they don't hate shopping as much as you do.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 28, 2010, 10:07:33 PM
maybe the fact that they relax and just accept their fate is why they don't hate shopping as much as you do.

What fate?  

They don't look relaxed to me..  They look almost spaced out.  Or very preoccupied.. 

I mean, I just wonder what's going through their minds as they go through the stores..  Are they calculating their budget, and looking at every item to fill that budget out?  Is that why they scan ALL the shelves and all the items, instead of just going to aisle 3 for the bread, then to get the milk, then to get the celery and salad materials...?

Me:  "Here's what I need.  Lets go get it."

Them:  ?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Proud Virgin on October 28, 2010, 10:28:26 PM
People that get irked by gimmick posters........

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Havok816 on October 28, 2010, 11:24:44 PM
You'd think people enjoy spending all day at the shops, or just shop for the sake of shopping without really planning ahead..

When I go out, I can spend hours just browsing and never buy anything.  Maybe there's something wrong with me for going out without a list and not spending the least amount of time away from home as possible.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on October 29, 2010, 12:13:52 AM
What fate? 

They don't look relaxed to me..  They look almost spaced out.  Or very preoccupied.. 

I mean, I just wonder what's going through their minds as they go through the stores..  Are they calculating their budget, and looking at every item to fill that budget out?  Is that why they scan ALL the shelves and all the items, instead of just going to aisle 3 for the bread, then to get the milk, then to get the celery and salad materials...?

Me:  "Here's what I need.  Lets go get it."

Them:  ?

Jesus, Dan... may you never hook up with a girl and have to go shopping with her. You'd kill her.

Some people just either plain *enjoy* shopping and aren't in a hurry every single second. Others will take the time and find the best deal, even if it takes them 20 minutes and they only save 3 cents per can of soup.

Personally, I usually like to just get in, get what I need, and leave. Other times, I could walk around Best Buy or a sporting goods store or Toys R Us for a good hour or two. Just all depends what my schedule is and what mood I'm in.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on October 29, 2010, 12:20:56 AM
I could walk around Toys R Us for a good hour or two. Just all depends what my schedule is and what mood I'm in.

when you moved into your neighborhood did you have to walk around introducing yourself to the neighbors?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: bryce on October 29, 2010, 12:33:22 AM
:good_mini:
when you moved into your neighborhood did you have to walk around introducing yourself to the neighbors?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Proud Virgin on October 29, 2010, 12:33:41 AM
I remember I started the brief lived craze of greeting the Dark Knight, which ended as soon as we discovered who it was.

I don't talk to non americans anyhow...

weazy: talking to a non american
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Linus on October 29, 2010, 04:28:21 AM
What fate?  

They don't look relaxed to me..  They look almost spaced out.  Or very preoccupied.. 

I mean, I just wonder what's going through their minds as they go through the stores..  Are they calculating their budget, and looking at every item to fill that budget out?  Is that why they scan ALL the shelves and all the items, instead of just going to aisle 3 for the bread, then to get the milk, then to get the celery and salad materials...?

Me:  "Here's what I need.  Lets go get it."

Them:  ?

Maybe they're deciding what they want to eat for the week. Jesus, like. Did that not occur to you?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Handsome Padje on October 29, 2010, 06:20:42 AM
Maybe they're deciding what they want to eat for the week. Jesus, like. Did that not occur to you?

Yes Linus but surely they know what they like to eat? And surely they eat the same thing every day of their lives?

7 servings of this please.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on October 29, 2010, 08:14:07 AM
Dan's shopping list:

10 lbs butter
hot dogs
bread
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on October 29, 2010, 09:31:13 AM
I'm with Doc on this one, get in, get stuff, get out! At least when going grocery shopping. My wife gets mad because I tell her I'd rather go to the supermarket without her. I get done faster and spend less money - and also buy less crap.

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on October 29, 2010, 09:35:55 AM
I'm with Doc on this one, get in, get stuff, get out! At least when going grocery shopping. My wife gets mad because I tell her I'd rather go to the supermarket without her. I get done faster and spend less money - and also buy less crap.



sure, but do you get annoyed at strangers who don't have the same mentality?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Linus on October 29, 2010, 09:42:11 AM
I'm with Doc on this one, get in, get stuff, get out! At least when going grocery shopping. My wife gets mad because I tell her I'd rather go to the supermarket without her. I get done faster and spend less money - and also buy less crap.



Nothing wrong with that. I was confused by:
The Irritation at people not moving fast through the shop
The idea that people have a budget and are spending as close to it as possible, rather than the rather more likely 'They're deciding what they want now'.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on October 29, 2010, 09:49:24 AM
I'm with Doc on this one, get in, get stuff, get out! At least when going grocery shopping. My wife gets mad because I tell her I'd rather go to the supermarket without her. I get done faster and spend less money - and also buy less crap.

This. This! THIS!

I'm also just saying there's times where I like to browse as well, but Dan's already made it abundantly clear in this thread that he hates waiting for anything. ;)
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on October 29, 2010, 10:20:16 AM
This. This! THIS!

I'm also just saying there's times where I like to browse as well, but Dan's already made it abundantly clear in this thread that he hates waiting for anything. ;)

but in this one he isn't complaining about waiting in line.  he hates walking by and seeing someone who isn't in as much of a hurry as him.

basically, dan hates other shoppers who are not like him.  whether that be slow shoppers or people who do bulk shopping outside the time he's determined as being appropriate for bulk shopping.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on October 29, 2010, 11:49:31 AM
well, if they're blocking the aisle I get annoyed. And they person who waits to hear how much they owe before they look for their card or money is annoying. HinT: you can swipe your card as soon the they start ringing you up.

Aside from that I don't care what anyone else in the store is doing
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: A Very Smug Bear on October 29, 2010, 11:55:39 AM
Ear infections  :(
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on October 29, 2010, 11:55:59 AM
well, if they're blocking the aisle I get annoyed.

it's very annoying when their cart is on one side of the aisle and they are next to it looking on the shelf on the opposite side, completely oblivious to anyone coming down the aisle.  any unnecessary blocking of the aisle is annoying (talking with a friend, stranded cart, not watching your kids).

And they person who waits to hear how much they owe before they look for their card or money is annoying. HinT: you can swipe your card as soon the they start ringing you up.

Aside from that I don't care what anyone else in the store is doing

agreed.  they should do whatever they can to get thru the line quickly so they aren't holding others up.

otherwise, yeah, i don't care that someone wants to browse or take their time while shopping.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Linus on October 29, 2010, 12:01:01 PM
it's very annoying when their cart is on one side of the aisle and they are next to it looking on the shelf on the opposite side, completely oblivious to anyone coming down the aisle.  any unnecessary blocking of the aisle is annoying (talking with a friend, stranded cart, not watching your kids).


That annoys the piss out of me. I look on the aisle as driving. If you aren't moving the trolley forward, pull the fucking thing into the side so people can get past. My girlfriend when she's pushing the yoke leaves it in the middle of the lane, so I pull it in. Such is life.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on October 29, 2010, 03:38:15 PM
or the ones who stop it next to a pillar, or floor display.
Oh, and the ones who leave carts in the middle of the parking lot

Another one is people who sit on their ass on the train until it comes to a complete stop, then want to be the first one out the door.

You know, I kind of hate people.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Solipsist on October 29, 2010, 03:41:24 PM
And they person who waits to hear how much they owe before they look for their card or money is annoying. HinT: you can swipe your card as soon the they start ringing you up.

It seems like it's always a woman over 40. The older they are the more apt they are to do it and the longer it takes them to find what they're looking for. Bonus if they give an exasperated sigh while treasure hunting. Maybe you wouldn't be so distressed if instead of zoning out for thirty seconds you got a head start on your expedition into the unknown.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on October 29, 2010, 07:15:44 PM
you know, I never thought of that, but it may be true. Over fifty maybe.

My best friend is a shopping ninja. She flies thru the store, coupons ready, it's a pleasure to see.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 29, 2010, 10:16:16 PM
I'm at this traffic light, trying to take a left hand turn, and it's taking forever to turn green.  By my count, it was well over three minutes before it turned.

I was considering switching over to the right lane, but the traffic was fairly heavy, and there's a police department down the street.  I wasn't taking any chances, so sat patiently, as the people behind me start giving me the horn.  Lot of beeping, maybe some swearing or something..  What did they want from me?  Burn the light?

This is the center of town we're talking about.  Town halls behind me, there's usually three police cars lurking about, and the stations within 1 minute walking distance.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 30, 2010, 03:18:07 AM
or the ones who stop it next to a pillar, or floor display.
Oh, and the ones who leave carts in the middle of the parking lot


Or in a parking space, or worst of all nearly on top of your car.

Found two carts inches away the other day.  A stiff wind could've pushed them over.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: TH on October 30, 2010, 11:29:02 AM
People who cause drama at other peoples' parties or events. It's not always about you, y'know.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Handsome Padje on October 30, 2010, 02:27:36 PM
People who cause drama at other peoples' parties or events. It's not always about you, y'know.

Depends on the situation. This happened at a party we went to a few months ago and it was the most hilarious thing.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on October 30, 2010, 04:12:33 PM
went to walmart today with my kids.  i walked down the aisle leaving them out of the way at the cart (w/in sight).  a lady comes up to the guy stacking meat and says "those kids are poking holes in the meat plastic" and then leaves.  i look to see that she is pointing at my kids and go over with him to see.  we look and don't find a single one poked thru (yeah, he was touching them and i explained to him that he shouldn't do that).

my kids tell me that she actually told them to stop doing it before she went over the walmart guy.  i go over to her and said "just so you know, he only touched them.  he didn't actually poke thru the plastic".  her response: "i heard it pop".  me: "you heard A pop.  i actually looked at them with my eyes, as did that guy, and didn't find a single one poked through.  mind your business next time".

i so wanted to end that sentence with "BITCH" and if my kids weren't there, i would have.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on October 30, 2010, 04:34:21 PM
it takes a village.

next time tell them to keep their gross booger-fingers off of the meat!
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 30, 2010, 04:43:51 PM
it takes a village.

next time tell them to keep their gross booger-fingers off of the meat!

I had a friend that worked supermarkets in high school.

If kids touching meat wrapped in plastic bothers someone, they'd probably have a panic attack if they knew how it's usually handled behind the scenes...

Me, I just make sure everythings well cooked.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on October 30, 2010, 05:46:46 PM
it takes a village.

next time tell them to keep their gross booger-fingers off of the meat!

um...he didn't touch the meat any more than anyone else who might have picked up the plastic wrapped package of meat.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on October 30, 2010, 05:56:25 PM
the phrase it takes a village annoys the shit out of me
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on October 30, 2010, 06:18:59 PM
When you respond to someone's premise ('Do you want to get pizza tonight?') with "Sure" or "Alright," and the other person automatically assumes this is some passive-aggressive way for you to say you don't like their idea.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on October 30, 2010, 06:30:44 PM
um...he didn't touch the meat any more than anyone else who might have picked up the plastic wrapped package of meat.

yeah, i get that fella. it was a joke.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 30, 2010, 06:35:21 PM
When you respond to someone's premise ('Do you want to get pizza tonight?') with "Sure" or "Alright," and the other person automatically assumes this is some passive-aggressive way for you to say you don't like their idea.

I agree, and also hate when people take offense to a sarcastic or tongue and cheek comment, or don't even give someone the benefit of the doubt that maybe they were making that attempt before leaping down their throat.

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Proud Virgin on October 30, 2010, 06:36:43 PM
I had a friend that worked supermarkets in high school.

If kids touching meat wrapped in plastic bothers someone, they'd probably have a panic attack if they knew how it's usually handled behind the scenes...

Me, I just make sure everythings well cooked.

I still fill in at my grocery store job now and then.

And man do I hate when you fuckers mess up my beautiful fruit display.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Proud Virgin on October 30, 2010, 06:37:30 PM
went to walmart today with my kids.  i walked down the aisle leaving them out of the way at the cart (w/in sight).  a lady comes up to the guy stacking meat and says "those kids are poking holes in the meat plastic" and then leaves.  i look to see that she is pointing at my kids and go over with him to see.  we look and don't find a single one poked thru (yeah, he was touching them and i explained to him that he shouldn't do that).

my kids tell me that she actually told them to stop doing it before she went over the walmart guy.  i go over to her and said "just so you know, he only touched them.  he didn't actually poke thru the plastic".  her response: "i heard it pop".  me: "you heard A pop.  i actually looked at them with my eyes, as did that guy, and didn't find a single one poked through.  mind your business next time".

i so wanted to end that sentence with "BITCH" and if my kids weren't there, i would have.

See if you were in Cali you would have settled this with weed.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on October 30, 2010, 06:51:18 PM
I still fill in at my grocery store job now and then.

And man do I hate when you fuckers mess up my beautiful fruit display.

i hate when people shop at the shop that i work at
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Proud Virgin on October 30, 2010, 08:10:48 PM
i hate when people shop at the shop that i work at

You fail to understand.

If only you understood as much as you weigh fat boy.

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on October 30, 2010, 08:13:36 PM
You fail to understand.

If only you understood as much as you weigh fat boy.



you are complaining about A) someone potentially buying fruit which helps the place you work at B) being an hourly worker and having a display messed up which would give you more work (hours, money).
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Proud Virgin on October 30, 2010, 08:16:47 PM
you are complaining about A) someone potentially buying fruit which helps the place you work at B) being an hourly worker and having a display messed up which would give you more work (hours, money).

You fail to understand that I am an artist and that apple display is my canvas of beauty. If I was Van Gogh and you put your hands on my paintings and I complained you'd understand.

But reality is Freud would never be in the produce section anyhow unless the fruits and veggies were covered in chocolate....or more in his case cocaine.

Coke sprinkled apples....mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: SCB on October 30, 2010, 08:17:51 PM
Who is Proud Virgin?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: SCB on October 30, 2010, 08:31:35 PM
Also this is what will happen in California if pot is legalized

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY6TILz-seY
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on October 30, 2010, 08:32:02 PM
But reality is Freud would never be in the produce section anyhow unless the fruits and veggies were covered in chocolate....or more in his case cocaine.

you don't eat as much as me by discriminating against food groups.

i be munchin on apples n bananas n shit faggot
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on October 30, 2010, 08:34:27 PM
i fully support uncle sam's right to spray marijuana smoking bears with a fire extinguisher.

i'm voting yes on prop 19
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Proud Virgin on October 30, 2010, 08:39:08 PM
you don't eat as much as me by discriminating against food groups.

i be munchin on apples n bananas n shit faggot

Never said you did fat boy. Just that it would have to be covered in chocolate or cocaine for you to go near it. Because people don't get fat by downing fruits and vegetables.

(http://i55.tinypic.com/2hg77z4.jpg)
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on November 01, 2010, 12:51:35 AM
Not really something that gets me incredibly irritated, but a pet peeve:

When someone can't find X food item, get flustered about it, and decide to settle on nothing.  I'm an easygoing guy when it comes to food, and if I can't find, say, bourbon chicken wings, but there's honey chicken wings and buffalo wings, I'll gladly take what's available.  If they don't have a pulled pork sandwich at my favorite eating out place, I'll go for the beef brisket.

I notice it's quite common for people to have their mind set on one thing, and not really open their minds to new experience...

But then, I'm about variety in general..  Always looking for that new experience.

Hell, I've even choked down my grandfathers blood and barley recipe.  It's actually not bad.  ^_^

Not to say I don't also appreciate the appeal of a reliable favorite, but I can't see getting bent out of shape about it when it's not available..

Edit:  Kind of an odd post to mark down, but I'll guess it was E_S and TDK.

Adding to it, I was doing some weekly shopping at Stop and Shop today, and overheard this lady complain about the rotisserie chickens being sold out, and how her life sucks because now she has to get something else.  She was REALLY put out about it.

The stores FULL of things you can microwave, oven bake, or otherwise prepare in seconds.  Hell, get some cold cuts and soup, and you've got a reasonably cheap and easy meal.

Wanted something already hot?  There's a subway down the road that'd prepare hot 5 dollar subs in a few minutes. 

Why so irritated?  


Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Proud Virgin on November 01, 2010, 02:23:49 AM
Guy I met at the party is guy who hates anything popular just to be guy that hates anything popular.

Fuck that guy.

Also people that don't share weed when you let them share some at the last part.

Nice violation of weed etiquette phaggot scrotum.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Havok816 on November 01, 2010, 04:35:27 PM
Guy I met at the party

You're gay?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on November 01, 2010, 04:51:15 PM
You're gay?

I'd say that's highly likely.

nttawwt
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on November 01, 2010, 04:58:58 PM
Also people that don't share weed when you let them share some at the last part.

most people are mad enough that they have to share oxygen with you.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: TH on November 01, 2010, 05:11:48 PM
People who say that voting is your civic duty. It's only your civic duty if you know the issues and the candidates. The person in the youtube who said that Obama was gonna pay their mortgage? Yeah, it's that person's civic duty to stay the fuck home and keep out of the process.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on November 01, 2010, 07:17:38 PM
People who say that voting is your civic duty. It's only your civic duty if you know the issues and the candidates. The person in the youtube who said that Obama was gonna pay their mortgage? Yeah, it's that person's civic duty to stay the fuck home and keep out of the process.

I agree with you.  FWIW, I would hope that when people say it's your civic duty they are working with the understanding that people will be informed when they get to the polls.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Havok816 on November 01, 2010, 07:30:46 PM
People who say that voting is your civic duty. It's only your civic duty if you know the issues and the candidates. The person in the youtube who said that Obama was gonna pay their mortgage? Yeah, it's that person's civic duty to stay the fuck home and keep out of the process.

What annoys me is that you can't learn anything about the candidates from their ads.  Every single one of them are attack ads.  Who gives a shit about your opponent?  Where the fuck do you stand on the various issues?  There was one that was just on my tv where someone compared their opponent to Lindsay Lohan and Mel Gibson because he was stopped for speeding.  WTF?  Thankfully that wasn't my district.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on November 01, 2010, 07:31:34 PM
People who bitch about hearing Christmas music on the radio when they think it's too early.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: TH on November 01, 2010, 07:46:05 PM
What annoys me is that you can't learn anything about the candidates from their ads.  Every single one of them are attack ads.  Who gives a shit about your opponent?  Where the fuck do you stand on the various issues?  There was one that was just on my tv where someone compared their opponent to Lindsay Lohan and Mel Gibson because he was stopped for speeding.  WTF?  Thankfully that wasn't my district.

Those are the worst. You can't learn anything about candidates from TV ads because they're either all party-line bullshit, empty promises about creating jobs and attacking the other guy for being just like the opposition party. I hate the whole process anymore.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on November 01, 2010, 10:33:28 PM
What annoys me is that you can't learn anything about the candidates from their ads.  Every single one of them are attack ads.  Who gives a shit about your opponent?  Where the fuck do you stand on the various issues?  There was one that was just on my tv where someone compared their opponent to Lindsay Lohan and Mel Gibson because he was stopped for speeding.  WTF?  Thankfully that wasn't my district.

Yeah, it pretty much comes down to "I'm not as bad as THIS scumbag! Vote for MEEEEEE~!" in a lot of cases.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on November 02, 2010, 12:04:33 AM
I'm actually irritated at piracy...

Chikara probably gets most of it's revenue from DVD sales, yet people are uploading them to torrents and file sharing sites.  Stealing from them is like stealing a charity benefit, with the beneficiaries being everyone that likes a good wrestling show..

We're talking workers with day jobs, performing a labor of love, and aren't getting rich here.. 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on November 02, 2010, 09:13:08 AM
But it's OK to pirate games and cracks just so you don't have to put the damned CD in the drive, but it's a shame to pirate Chikara stuff?

Do companies that develop games not get revenue from their work in making a product? Isn't that like stealing from them too?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Havok816 on November 02, 2010, 11:58:59 AM
I'm turning into that cranky guy that's annoyed by everything.  Crap.

Anyways, I have a friend that I've known for 8 years.  She and I flirt with each other, but because of the distance it never goes any further.  Plus she's seeing someone right now.  We also have the charming habit of fighting over any fucking stupid thing.

This morning she left a message saying she was going to be on a trip for the rest of the week.  I saw it an hour later and assumed that she had already left.  So I said "Bye".  Well, she hadn't left yet and said "eh, bye".  Then two minutes later, "Then you wonder why I can't figure YOU out ...::rolls eyes:: and they say women are complicated ...."

I don't get it.  I think she's insane.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on November 02, 2010, 12:10:19 PM
But it's OK to pirate games and cracks just so you don't have to put the damned CD in the drive, but it's a shame to pirate Chikara stuff?

Do companies that develop games not get revenue from their work in making a product? Isn't that like stealing from them too?
\

Wasn't really planning on this debate again, but I hardly think breaking their terms of use to apply a crack is affecting their revenue, seeing I paid for the damned thing.

Another debate for another time.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on November 02, 2010, 12:11:13 PM
I'm turning into that cranky guy that's annoyed by everything.  Crap.

Anyways, I have a friend that I've known for 8 years.  She and I flirt with each other, but because of the distance it never goes any further.  Plus she's seeing someone right now.  We also have the charming habit of fighting over any fucking stupid thing.

This morning she left a message saying she was going to be on a trip for the rest of the week.  I saw it an hour later and assumed that she had already left.  So I said "Bye".  Well, she hadn't left yet and said "eh, bye".  Then two minutes later, "Then you wonder why I can't figure YOU out ...::rolls eyes:: and they say women are complicated ...."

I don't get it.  I think she's insane.

you did a dumb move. you should have said something like "have fun! see you when you get back." just typing bye makes you come off like a douche.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Linus on November 02, 2010, 12:15:25 PM
you did a dumb move. you should have said something like "have fun! see you when you get back." just typing bye makes you come off like a douche.
I just typed Bye at something looked at it, deleted it. Because I didn't want to seem like a douche. NOW I READ THIS AND FEEL BETTER. I was right.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on November 02, 2010, 12:20:45 PM
Damn, the Chikara DVD's are everywhere!  All 18 of them.

I guess it's a backhanded compliment that people want their stuff this badly, but it's still pretty irritating.  There's some lines you just don't cross.

If I ran PWtorrents, I'd keep small indie sites off it, who need and depend on their revenue.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on November 02, 2010, 12:25:14 PM
Damn, the Chikara DVD's are everywhere!  All 18 of them.

I guess it's a backhanded compliment that people want their stuff this badly, but it's still pretty irritating.  There's some lines you just don't cross.

If I ran PWtorrents, I'd keep small indie sites off it, who need and depend on their revenue.

shut up about chikara dvd's already
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Linus on November 02, 2010, 12:30:24 PM
Damn, the Chikara DVD's are everywhere!  All 18 of them.

I guess it's a backhanded compliment that people want their stuff this badly, but it's still pretty irritating.  There's some lines you just don't cross.

If I ran PWtorrents, I'd keep small indie sites off it, who need and depend on their revenue.

Luckily no one in any major company needs money.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on November 02, 2010, 12:33:23 PM
Luckily no one in any major company needs money.

Yeah, those poor shareholdings, Vince, and his execs not getting another few billion while their workers make the same pay while risking their health.

Wrestlings one industry that seriously needs to unionize, and I'm not really pro union..
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on November 02, 2010, 12:35:05 PM
shut up about chikara dvd's already

You aren't the boss of me!

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Linus on November 02, 2010, 12:35:59 PM
Yeah, those poor shareholdings, Vince, and his execs not getting another few billion while their workers make the same pay while risking their health.

Wrestlings on industry that seriously needs to unionize, and I'm not really pro union..

Read what I wrote again. Stop responding to what you want to be asked. Respond to what is there.

Any major company. Even the ones that have employees. Like games companies, music companies, or movie companies.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on November 02, 2010, 12:36:45 PM
Yeah, those poor shareholdings, Vince, and his execs not getting another few billion while their workers make the same pay while risking their health

you realize there was a ton of lay-offs at WWE in the past few years right?

is that not romantic enough for you to care about because you don't know their names like you do Blue Ant, Giant Baby and Nintendo Fighter.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on November 02, 2010, 12:37:18 PM
But that's another debate for another time.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on November 02, 2010, 12:38:37 PM
Read what I wrote again. Stop responding to what you want to be asked. Respond to what is there.

Any major company. Even the ones that have employees. Like games companies, music companies, or movie companies.

And my response is the same:  Chikara is a small company, and stealing from them hurts the rank and file employees.  Stealing from big companys usually only hurts the fatcats at the top.  

Everyone knows artists make the least off of their labor, like with big music label corporations.  If anything, the creative sorts are being ripped off more by the companies they work for then any amount of piracy..
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on November 02, 2010, 12:40:42 PM
that is a ridiculous rationilization. Just admit you steal because you want to and don't give a shit about who gets hurt. The fat cats never get hurt BTW, the pain always gets passed down.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on November 02, 2010, 12:42:34 PM
Stealing from big companys usually only hurts the fatcats at the top.  

you're absolutely delusional.

"we're bleeding money due to piracy. let's get rid of our cushy office jobs in order to save the hourly employees at the bottom!"
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Havok816 on November 02, 2010, 12:46:16 PM
you did a dumb move. you should have said something like "have fun! see you when you get back." just typing bye makes you come off like a douche.

Yeah, it was douchey.  So I apologized and found out that it wasn't the "bye" that set her off, but me making a joke about the Broncos sucking.  Whatever.  They do suck.  I will never apologize for that.

And Dan, stealing hurts everyone.  You have a job.  Start paying for shit.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Linus on November 02, 2010, 12:59:23 PM
And my response is the same:  Chikara is a small company, and stealing from them hurts the rank and file employees.  Stealing from big companys usually only hurts the fatcats at the top.  

Everyone knows artists make the least off of their labor, like with big music label corporations.  If anything, the creative sorts are being ripped off more by the companies they work for then any amount of piracy..

Stealing from big companies means less payrises for people at the bottom, more streamlining, more redundancy, less new hires, longer hours for current employees. Fatcats are not going to feel the pinch of a 10% paycut across the board to improve efficiency. Some guy making 40 grand with a kid will feel that far more.

Do you have any basis for what you are saying at all?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on November 02, 2010, 01:02:26 PM
Do you have any basis for what you are saying at all?

Yes, he likes to feel good about stealing.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on November 02, 2010, 02:40:09 PM
Stealing from big companies means less payrises for people at the bottom, more streamlining, more redundancy, less new hires, longer hours for current employees. Fatcats are not going to feel the pinch of a 10% paycut across the board to improve efficiency. Some guy making 40 grand with a kid will feel that far more.

Do you have any basis for what you are saying at all?

Do you have any basis to believe the elimination of piracy would curb this?

You're describing our recession, Linus.  All that bailout money did jack all to curb everything you mentioned in industries that don't suffer piracy problems, despite their bullshit claims to the contrary.

Doesn't matter.  There's a pretty clearcut difference between stealing from the poor, and stealing from the rich/middle class.  That's pretty much my only real intended point, and the reason I'm sympathetic towards Chikara.






Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on November 02, 2010, 02:57:01 PM
Do you have any basis to believe the elimination of piracy would curb this?

To be fair, if the company was realizing more sales and more revenues and profits, the fat cats up top would likely take a bigger bonus.

Doesn't matter.  There's a pretty clearcut difference between stealing from the poor, and stealing from the rich/middle class.  That's pretty much my only real intended point, and the reason I'm sympathetic towards Chikara.

And I'm just pointing out how big of a hypocrite you look like by advocating piracy when it suits your own needs, while at the same time condemning it when others do the exact same thing when it suits their needs, but damages something you're interested in.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on November 02, 2010, 03:06:03 PM
Yes, he likes to feel good about stealing.

I bet it feels better sniping at perceived easy targets?

On the contrary, I'm a fence sitter in most things..  I think there's valid arguments for and against piracy, tbh..  But most message board debates become "play to win" scenarios, which forces someone to choose a side and back it up as best they can...  

I certainly didn't expect a post in support of my new favorite indy league to erupt into a debate on piracy in general though.






Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Linus on November 02, 2010, 03:11:23 PM
I bet it feels better sniping at perceived easy targets?


LIKE LARGE COMPANIES.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on November 02, 2010, 03:13:29 PM
LIKE LARGE COMPANIES.

I positive repped this.   :laugh_mini:
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on November 02, 2010, 03:23:05 PM
Linus is having a good week for reps.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: The_Spoiler on November 02, 2010, 03:25:01 PM
And my response is the same:  Chikara is a small company, and stealing from them hurts the rank and file employees.  Stealing from big companys usually only hurts the fatcats at the top.  

Everyone knows artists make the least off of their labor, like with big music label corporations.  If anything, the creative sorts are being ripped off more by the companies they work for then any amount of piracy..

Artists get payed based on royalties generated through the {legitimate} sales of the fruits of their labors.  When you steal their work you are stealing 100% of the royalties that they would have recieved if you had purchased a non-pirated copy of their work.

There is no two ways about it; the big music companies my well be ripping the artists off through one-sided contracts, but they are at least paying the artists something for their product - pirates like you pay them nothing for it.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on November 02, 2010, 03:31:14 PM
Artists get payed based on royalties generated through the {legitimate} sales of the fruits of their labors.  When you steal their work you are stealing 100% of the royalties that they would have recieved if you had purchased a non-pirated copy of their work.

There is no two ways about it; the big music companies my well be ripping the artists off through one-sided contracts, but they are at least paying the artists something for their product - pirates like you pay them nothing for it.

O_o  Chill on the "pirates like me" thing.

I don't steal music, or software, or games...  well, except games you can't buy or haven't been ported.  (Doesn't anyone remember me shelling out 60 clams for the Zelda Bonus Disk because I wanted legit ownership?)

Comics, I won't comment on.  :p
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Linus on November 02, 2010, 03:42:00 PM
Linus is having a good week for reps.

I'm a beacon of truth in a sea of cunts.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: A Very Smug Bear on November 02, 2010, 03:42:50 PM
Holy shit Dan, you should stop posting in this thread.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on November 02, 2010, 04:44:23 PM
I bet it feels better sniping at perceived easy targets?

Yes

Now I assume the easy target is your position on piracy, but then again that isn't really perceived so much as fact.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on November 02, 2010, 04:53:00 PM
Yes

Now I assume the easy target is your position on piracy, but then again that isn't really perceived so much as fact.

Think of it less as advocating wrongdoing, and more as a continual quest to define the boundaries between establishing rules to protect people, rules to protect corporate interests, and rules that really may not be necessary or effective to protect anyone but exist because of tradition (Example on the last one:  The movie industry and their exclusive contracts.  20 authors can write a story about a topic, but in movies only one studio at a time is allowed to make a production on the same topic..)

I guess my main flaw is debating half baked (Or "a work in progress", as I prefer to call them :p )ideas using a format that's mainly used as a quasi gladiatorial arena between people who either know their shit, or are really persuasive with their opinions, even if they don't know as much as they let on.

And not trying to snipe at anyone here with these statements, just making a general observation about online debates..

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Linus on November 02, 2010, 05:11:18 PM
Think of it less as advocating wrongdoing, and more as a continual quest to define the boundaries between establishing rules to protect people, rules to protect corporate interests, and rules that really may not be necessary or effective to protect anyone but exist because of tradition

It's hard not to think of it as advocating wrongdoing though. It's much quicker and seems to fit much better.

(Example on the last one:  The movie industry and their exclusive contracts.  20 authors can write a story about a topic, but in movies only one studio at a time is allowed to make a production on the same topic..)
Deep Impact and Armageddon, Dante's Peak and Volcano. There's loads of ripoffs, particularly after a successful movie. This explains the deluge of fantasy kids movies after Harry Potter, the spate of Vampire properties after that Twilight suckbucket.

I guess my main flaw is debating half baked (Or "a work in progress", as I prefer to call them :p )ideas using a format that's mainly used as a quasi gladiatorial arena between people who know their shit.
Well thanks, Dan but flattery will get you nowhere.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on November 02, 2010, 05:20:03 PM

Deep Impact and Armageddon, Dante's Peak and Volcano. There's loads of ripoffs, particularly after a successful movie. This explains the deluge of fantasy kids movies after Harry Potter, the spate of Vampire properties after that Twilight suckbucket.

Thinly veiled clones are possible, yes.

But only one studio can have, say, Hulk or Iron Man.

Free market style would allow any studio that pays for the rights to try their hand, with the best movies winning out (Or all of them winning out, if the fans like the property enough..)

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Proud Virgin on November 02, 2010, 05:20:19 PM
most people are mad enough that they have to share oxygen with you.

Not likely fat boy.

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Proud Virgin on November 02, 2010, 05:21:48 PM
Not really something that gets me incredibly irritated, but a pet peeve:

When someone can't find X food item, get flustered about it, and decide to settle on nothing.  I'm an easygoing guy when it comes to food, and if I can't find, say, bourbon chicken wings, but there's honey chicken wings and buffalo wings, I'll gladly take what's available.  If they don't have a pulled pork sandwich at my favorite eating out place, I'll go for the beef brisket.

I notice it's quite common for people to have their mind set on one thing, and not really open their minds to new experience...

But then, I'm about variety in general..  Always looking for that new experience.

Hell, I've even choked down my grandfathers blood and barley recipe.  It's actually not bad.  ^_^

Not to say I don't also appreciate the appeal of a reliable favorite, but I can't see getting bent out of shape about it when it's not available..

Edit:  Kind of an odd post to mark down, but I'll guess it was E_S and TDK.

Adding to it, I was doing some weekly shopping at Stop and Shop today, and overheard this lady complain about the rotisserie chickens being sold out, and how her life sucks because now she has to get something else.  She was REALLY put out about it.

The stores FULL of things you can microwave, oven bake, or otherwise prepare in seconds.  Hell, get some cold cuts and soup, and you've got a reasonably cheap and easy meal.

Wanted something already hot?  There's a subway down the road that'd prepare hot 5 dollar subs in a few minutes. 

Why so irritated?  




Wasn't me bro.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on November 02, 2010, 05:22:19 PM
Not likely fat boy.



Please, keep posting.  I want to negative rep with the guys, for a change.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Linus on November 02, 2010, 05:24:20 PM
Thinly veiled clones are possible, yes.

But only one studio can have, say, Hulk or Iron Man.

Free market style would allow any studio that pays for the rights to try their hand, with the best movies winning out (Or all of them winning out, if the fans like the property enough..)



Why don't MGM just mug Fox, who made the movie, say it's theirs, and show it in their cinemas? Why bother paying to make the movie with all the things that make people want to see it when you can just kill the projectionist and take the movie to your theatre chain?

Edit: If James Cameron makes Avatar, can someone just come up and make Avatar 2 before he does, and release it? Is that the free market theory in action?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Proud Virgin on November 02, 2010, 05:27:59 PM
Please, keep posting.  I want to negative rep with the guys, for a change.

Go for it lard ass.

Hint I give two shits about negative reps from a bunch of losers on the internet that I'm better than.


Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on November 02, 2010, 05:28:09 PM
Why don't MGM just mug Fox, who made the movie, say it's theirs, and show it in their cinemas? Why bother paying to make the movie with all the things that make people want to see it when you can just kill the projectionist and take the movie to your theatre chain?

On the other hand, isn't it an added incentive to not make a shitty movie when you know there's potential competition?

Maybe Electra would've been good, if they knew they didn't have her locked.

Not to mention, exclusivity deals don't always result in movies getting made.  A studio buys up rights, and determines later whether they want to use it..  In the meantime, nobody can touch the property.

This :exclusive rights" thing is fairly unique to the movie industry, I believe.  (Televison too, maybe.  I know the Lord of the Rings cartoons were missing the middle half of the trilogy, precisely because of this..)  Or at the least, I can cite examples where it's simply not done, and people still manage to make their fortunes..

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Linus on November 02, 2010, 05:30:11 PM
On the other hand, isn't it an added incentive to not make a shitty movie when you know there's potential competition?

Maybe Electra would've been good, if they knew they didn't have her locked.

Not to mention, exclusivity deals don't always get made.  A studio buys up rights, and determines later whether they want to use it..  In the meantime, nobody can touch the property.

This :exclusive rights" thing is fairly unique to the movie industry, I believe.  Or at the least, I can cite examples where it's simply not done, and people still manage to make their fortunes..

Exclusive rights like:
THe George Foreman Grill
Tiger Woods Golf
Nike clothing
Nokia Phones
Microsoft Operating systems.
McDonald's burgers and branding.

You copy any of those you have lawsuits coming. Intellectual property is work people have done.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on November 02, 2010, 05:37:35 PM
Exclusive rights like:
THe George Foreman Grill
Tiger Woods Golf
Nike clothing
Nokia Phones
Microsoft Operating systems.
McDonald's burgers and branding.

You copy any of those you have lawsuits coming. Intellectual property is work people have done.

You're right, when talking about protection of ideas.

But movies often use OTHER peoples ideas.  Why should only one studio at a time be allowed to make a movie on someone elses IP, instead of multiple paying for the rights to film their scripts?

It's good for whoever has the rights, sure.  If they make it, and it doesn't suck, and even if it does suck they'll be the only game in town and make their money back..
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on November 02, 2010, 05:44:09 PM
If you control an IP, nobody is forcing you to sell it to a movie studio if you don't like what they're offering. You are certainly obliged to hold onto it until they drop their terms for exclusivity. But I wouldn't hold my breath.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Linus on November 02, 2010, 05:44:46 PM
You're right, when talking about protection of ideas.

But movies often use OTHER peoples ideas.  Why should only one studio at a time be allowed to make a movie on someone elses IP, instead of multiple paying for the rights to film their scripts?

It's good for whoever has the rights, sure.  If they make it, and it doesn't suck, and even if it does suck they'll be the only game in town and make their money back..

Edit: Because they paid the creator for the rights to make the movie.

It's also good for whoever owns the rights, and it's also good for creativity in Hollywood, because if everyone could make a Twilight movie, they fucking would. If any movie is a success, everyone will copy THAT one.

Studios would be less inclined to buy an IP that multiple people can access because it makes it a less likely prospect. Not only does it have to survive among all the movies in the world, it also has to survive among its copies. Why buy that IP? Once it's a success, then buy it.

Would studios be allowed contract people to create ips for them? Would they be allowed keep that IP in perpetuity? Because if the alternative is sharing IPs, I know which they will go for. And the creators fucking won't be allowed keep the rights.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on November 02, 2010, 06:43:07 PM
A producer/studio exec can have an idea for a movie, and hire a writer to write a script based on that idea. But you can't copyright an idea, only the physical manifestation of the idea (a script, a treatment, an outline, etc).
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on November 06, 2010, 01:16:19 AM
A girl asks you how old she looks.

I HATE when they ask that, and it's always awkward dancing around it..
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on November 06, 2010, 05:25:49 AM
A girl asks you how old she looks.

I HATE when they ask that, and it's always awkward dancing around it..

Jesus, this isn't rocket surgery. Just lie to them. Decide how they old they look in your head, then subtract 10 years. This is first cousin to the "Do these pants make me look fat?" question. They probably do, which is to say, OF COURSE they don't!

These questions are man traps. Don't fall into the trap, man.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: dj unstable on November 06, 2010, 09:09:09 AM
How often (a) does Dan talk to a girl that's not his sister and (b) once speaking with a female non-blood relative, how often does this particular subject come up?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: PhantomZ on November 15, 2010, 07:12:51 PM
1.) The ghost that activates my showerhead so that when I turn it on I immediately blasted by cold water.  I always turn the damn thing off and somehow every now and then I get startled with glacial waters.

2.) The damn lever that allows the seat in my car catches everything it possibly can on it.  Phone charger, GPS adapter, even my pant leg on occasion.  It is a pain in the arse.

3.) People laughing at jokes that are about race, gender, handicap, disease, etc, but a joke in the same vein that is about "SOMEONE I KNOW" they become all holier-than-thou assholes.  "OMIGOD MY FRIEND IS HANDICAPPED DON'T MAKE JOKES ABOUT THAT but cancer jokes are HILARIOUS!"
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on November 15, 2010, 11:16:49 PM
people doing Q&A sessions on facebook. i really didn't need to know that my sales lead's favorite position was doggy and why are these people sharing this type of personal shit on there anyway?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: PhantomZ on November 16, 2010, 01:44:13 AM
people doing Q&A sessions on facebook. i really didn't need to know that my sales lead's favorite position was doggy and why are these people sharing this type of personal shit on there anyway?

Whoa, at least that's kinda interesting... the only Q and A I have on my facebook is all about feelings and passive aggressiveness, which I normally hate on fb, but it's so pathetic in this meme that it almost makes it worth reading... almost.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: bryce on November 16, 2010, 11:54:29 AM
i really didn't need to know that my sales lead's favorite position was doggy and why are these people sharing this type of personal shit on there anyway?

how do you think she took the sales lead, ralph?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on November 18, 2010, 08:35:09 PM
How often (a) does Dan talk to a girl that's not his sister and (b) once speaking with a female non-blood relative, how often does this particular subject come up?

Honestly, it doesn't come up too often, and it's not so bad provided they don't really look old.

It's the ones who DO look old that bother me.  You either insult them by lying too hard, or insult them by being too honest..

Edit:  And it came up not too long after I posted it.  Basically, the oldest looking asked me that question, after they mis-guessed my age (I'm 33 and look 18, according to one of them..)

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on November 19, 2010, 08:31:29 AM
haha, last night we had a work outing and I said something to one of the newer employeses about dating myself because I could remember when you kept your own score bowling. She asked how old I was and I said, older than you. She said "oh no, I'm 47"

LOL - wait, that wasn't annoying  :D
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on November 19, 2010, 10:21:26 AM
The stupid people who ride elevators.

I'll be honest, I make the odd mistake now and then if I get into an elevator I've never been in before, and think I'm going up when the elevator's really going down, but I see the same people at work almost every day in our building where they go in the wrong direction, and act all surprised and that they didn't know, but it's the fourth time this week they've done it.

Also, people that rush with their head down into the elevator the second the door opens, but there's people trying to get out. Out before in, people.

Also 2, people that rush to close the elevator before you get on, even though I'm like two steps from the door. For those people, I get in there and block the door from closing, then I deliberately give them a sarcastic "thank you" for being an asshole.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on November 19, 2010, 12:37:17 PM
why is it annoying when someone is doing something you think is stupid...but really has no affect on you?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on November 19, 2010, 12:44:27 PM
Also, people that rush with their head down into the elevator the second the door opens, but there's people trying to get out. Out before in, people.

Yep.

Quote
Also 2, people that rush to close the elevator before you get on, even though I'm like two steps from the door. For those people, I get in there and block the door from closing, then I deliberately give them a sarcastic "thank you" for being an asshole.

Just an aside - you can always tell when a person think the entire universe revolves around them - because they always get off the elevator at the first stop regardless of whether it's really the floor they wanted.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Linus on November 19, 2010, 03:26:13 PM
Just an aside - you can always tell when a person think the entire universe revolves around them - because they always get off the elevator at the first stop regardless of whether it's really the floor they wanted.
Maybe they can't stand being in the lift with you? 8)
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on November 19, 2010, 04:00:13 PM
why is it annoying when someone is doing something you think is stupid...but really has no affect on you?

When people can't tell when the elevator is going up or down - and they do it consistently every day, it annoys me because it displays their mind-numbing brainpower. Then, there's always some excuse made about it, which I have to answer, either with a fake laugh or smile, or tell them that I do it too.

When people rush into the elevator without waiting for people to come out, again, it affects me because I am intolerant of stupid people. Again, I realize mistakes are made - I make 'em too - but to do it over and over and over again is just plain ignorant, plus I have to deal with someone running into me.

And the people that are deliberately closing the door on me when I'm only two feet away is downright rude and ignorant. It affects me because if I don't bust in, then I have to wait for another elevator. I could take the stairs, but I'm still out of shape and I don't feel like sitting around in sweaty work attire.

So I don't know how you came up with that it doesn't directly affect me, cause it sure does.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on November 19, 2010, 04:00:46 PM
Maybe they can't stand being in the lift with you? 8)

THEN WHY DO THEY TURN AROUND AND GET BACK ON, SMARTASS???
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: The_Spoiler on November 19, 2010, 04:06:38 PM
THEN WHY DO THEY TURN AROUND AND GET BACK ON, SMARTASS???

Perhaps they just needed to get a couple of lungs full of fresh air before continuing on with the rest of the ride.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on November 19, 2010, 04:12:34 PM
Perhaps they just needed to get a couple of lungs full of fresh air before continuing on with the rest of the ride.

Alright, that was decent. Well played.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on November 19, 2010, 08:49:58 PM
When people can't tell when the elevator is going up or down - and they do it consistently every day, it annoys me because it displays their mind-numbing brainpower. Then, there's always some excuse made about it, which I have to answer, either with a fake laugh or smile, or tell them that I do it too.

When people rush into the elevator without waiting for people to come out, again, it affects me because I am intolerant of stupid people. Again, I realize mistakes are made - I make 'em too - but to do it over and over and over again is just plain ignorant, plus I have to deal with someone running into me.

And the people that are deliberately closing the door on me when I'm only two feet away is downright rude and ignorant. It affects me because if I don't bust in, then I have to wait for another elevator. I could take the stairs, but I'm still out of shape and I don't feel like sitting around in sweaty work attire.

So I don't know how you came up with that it doesn't directly affect me, cause it sure does.

not talking about things that affect you so i'm not sure why you'd bring that up...

i was more referring to your first subject.  those that get in the up lift when they want to go down or whatever.  to me, that's a story for later to entertain my friends, not an annoyance.

same for dgood who gets annoyed when shoppers take their time (when he's simply rushing by them and gets annoyed because they aren't rushing).

it's the same mentality that has right wingers opposing gay marriage.  it has absolutely no affect on them, but they just can't stop themselves from sticking their nose into it...while at the same time railing at the government for sticking their nose in their business.  hrm...i think i may understand it afterall (being annoyed at someone who isn't affecting me).   8)
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Proud Virgin on November 19, 2010, 09:40:47 PM
not talking about things that affect you so i'm not sure why you'd bring that up...

i was more referring to your first subject.  those that get in the up lift when they want to go down or whatever.  to me, that's a story for later to entertain my friends, not an annoyance.

same for dgood who gets annoyed when shoppers take their time (when he's simply rushing by them and gets annoyed because they aren't rushing).

it's the same mentality that has right wingers opposing gay marriage.  it has absolutely no affect on them, but they just can't stop themselves from sticking their nose into it...while at the same time railing at the government for sticking their nose in their business.  hrm...i think i may understand it afterall (being annoyed at someone who isn't affecting me).   8)

If by right wingers you mean social conservatives it's important to note that it's not necessarily a contradiction in that many of the big time social conservatives have never rallied against government involvement in social issues.

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on November 19, 2010, 11:08:42 PM
i was more referring to your first subject.  those that get in the up lift when they want to go down or whatever.  to me, that's a story for later to entertain my friends, not an annoyance.

Consistently stupid people annoy me. I don't get why this is so hard to comprehend.

And it's not like I'm sticking my nose into it. It's more like the situation happens around me.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Havok816 on December 02, 2010, 11:12:08 PM
Delayed ignitions in furnaces.  They are not fun when they happen at 6am.  Nor are they fun when it's so bad that it shakes the house and sets off the smoke alarm.  At least the stupid thing didn't kill me with carbon monoxide or a fire.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on February 24, 2011, 09:27:18 PM
people talking on cell phones while driving.  nearly got into 2 accidents on the way home.  both women drivers on their cell phones.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: A Very Smug Bear on February 24, 2011, 11:52:00 PM
Getting laid off. SO annoying.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Havok816 on February 25, 2011, 12:02:41 AM
Twitter says that Padje is similar to me.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Zandrax on February 25, 2011, 02:22:50 PM
people talking on cell phones while driving.  nearly got into 2 accidents on the way home.  both women drivers on their cell phones.
Cell phone drivers are the worst.

THE WORST.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on February 25, 2011, 03:02:52 PM
People in an office who think their moms work here. Paper towels on the men's room floor. Finishing the coffee without making another pot or even cleaning the old one. Not emptying the catch bin on the water cooler. How hard are any of these to do?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on February 25, 2011, 05:35:48 PM
Umbrellas that flip inside out in moderately windy conditions. Companies that manufacture such items should be brought up on charges.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Zandrax on February 25, 2011, 05:42:48 PM
People calling their only copy of something their backup. If you put everything on one drive IT'S NOT A BACKUP!!!
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on February 27, 2011, 02:58:41 PM
Restaurants that tack on an automatic gratuity charge to your bill if you spend over a certain amount.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on February 27, 2011, 05:18:22 PM
Restaurants that tack on an automatic gratuity charge to your bill if you spend over a certain amount.

 ???

i've never heard of that.  i've heard of auto-gratuity if more than 6 or 8 at a table, but not if you spend over a certain amount.  that's crazy.  you could get over that on alcohol.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on February 27, 2011, 06:21:19 PM
Some restaurants will do an auto-gratuity for a large party of people. In LA we have various companies that will deliver you food from a restaurant if that restaurant (Hooters, BJs, etc) doesn't have it's own delivery service or if you live/work outside their range. And for large orders through that service, they will tack on a 15% gratuity - this in addition to their own service charges.

My point here is that a gratuity is, by definition, optional. I get that these restaurants/companies would like people to tip their servers/drivers - so they can justify paying lower salaries. I just don't like the implication that I need this bit of business handled for me. It's like they're calling me cheap in advance.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on March 07, 2011, 03:16:34 PM
All passive-aggressive behavior is horrible, but there should be a special place in hell reserved for those who assign others works with the Royal 'We.' ("We need to write an e-mail to so-and-so.")

Worse still is the Imperial 'I.' ("I need to write an e-mail to so-and-so. Here's what it should say.")
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on March 07, 2011, 04:17:07 PM
went to a restuarant saturday with 8 people. The service was slow and not very good. The waitress spilled a cup of beans one of the other guys in the party. He - being a bit of a dick, although not unjustified I suppose - made a stink and got part of his meal comped. They still added a tip onto the bill
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FATSEXY on April 21, 2011, 03:57:32 PM
What annoys the SHIT out of me, and I might have written this before, but let's recap, is the way that ESPN has tried to impose their own version of syntax on the world, and what annoys me worse is that people have apparently fallen for it.

BobbyR even committed this offense in that thread about people taking things too seriously:

ESPN apparently decided, overnight, that if you're talking about ONE fan, you should talk about the team as if it's a single unit of measure.

A Yankee fan.
A Cub fan.
An Angel fan.
A Florida Gator fan.

THIS IS THE DUMB. DUMB. DUMBEST SHIT I HAVE EVER SEEN.

The worst example is when they talk about a Red Sox fan, and they call that person "A Red Sock fan".

GO.... FUCK... YOURSELF.....

For one thing, that one fan is a fan of the team. The team is the Red Sox.

For another thing, that team name is a trademarked name. You don't go manipulating it. I don't go around telling people, "Yeah, I'm a big fan of The Simpson". Because that's fucking stupid. Should I tell everyone that my favorite team is the Chicago Bear? I'm a big Bear fan. ASSHOLES FUCK YOU!!!

I'm writing Simmons about this because I've really had all I can take.

(Note, all of the vulgarity here is directed at ESPN's idiocy, none of this is directed toward BobbyR, he can't help it that he's fallen victim.)

Hey, is TH a Four Horesman fan?

UPDATE: Yesterday, on ESPN's Facebook page, the question was, "How do you feel if you're a Knick fan?" or something like that. I berated ESPN's Facebook page, and said this ^ pretty much to ESPN.

Today, the question is, "How do you feel this morning if you're a Dodgers fan?".

One man can make a difference. Runs in slow-motion as the theme from "Chariots of Fire" plays.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on April 23, 2011, 12:25:44 PM
All passive-aggressive behavior is horrible, but there should be a special place in hell reserved for those who assign others works with the Royal 'We.' ("We need to write an e-mail to so-and-so.")

Worse still is the Imperial 'I.' ("I need to write an e-mail to so-and-so. Here's what it should say.")

I knocked a light bulb out of a hanging lamp thing in a little market place, and the owner looked at my friend instead of me as she was passive-aggressively laying blame (It's no big deal.  Those bulbs are irreplaceable.  But it's no big deal.  I'll never find another one, though...).  So my friend got pissed about it, and demanded I go and say "I'm sorry" to the owner, so she knows who did it.  I go to her and say "We're sorry".  ^_^
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on April 23, 2011, 02:46:14 PM
I knocked a light bulb out of a hanging lamp thing in a little market place, and the owner looked at my friend instead of me as she was passive-aggressively laying blame (It's no big deal.  Those bulbs are irreplaceable.  But it's no big deal.  I'll never find another one, though...).  So my friend got pissed about it, and demanded I go and say "I'm sorry" to the owner, so she knows who did it.  I go to her and say "We're sorry".  ^_^

so you passive aggressively f'd over your friend.  nice.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Murphys Law on April 23, 2011, 03:50:17 PM
UPDATE: Yesterday, on ESPN's Facebook page, the question was, "How do you feel if you're a Knick fan?" or something like that. I berated ESPN's Facebook page, and said this ^ pretty much to ESPN.

Today, the question is, "How do you feel this morning if you're a Dodgers fan?".

One man can make a difference. Runs in slow-motion as the theme from "Chariots of Fire" plays.



You run in slow motion anyway.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on April 23, 2011, 11:34:15 PM
I knocked a light bulb out of a hanging lamp thing in a little market place, and the owner looked at my friend instead of me as she was passive-aggressively laying blame (It's no big deal.  Those bulbs are irreplaceable.  But it's no big deal.  I'll never find another one, though...).  So my friend got pissed about it, and demanded I go and say "I'm sorry" to the owner, so she knows who did it.  I go to her and say "We're sorry".  ^_^

you're a jerk
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on April 24, 2011, 01:44:38 AM
you're a jerk

No more than you, looking at your sig there...

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on April 24, 2011, 02:22:32 AM
At the same marketplace I was mentioning before, there's this old woman who came up to me in the middle of reading the newspaper, and asked to trade it for the exact same copy of the thing.  It was a little weird, but I didn't see the harm and traded it, since it was only a store copy I didn't pay money for anyways.  A few days later, she sees me burying my nose in the front page, clearly just getting started reading, and she asks again for the paper.  Allright, sure... 

The thing is, she wasn't taking to me, she was talking to my friend (The one I screwed over with the light thing ^_^ ) if she could have the paper.  Seeing she wasn't talking to me, I just kept reading, and my friend basically told her "no".  He actually cut her off in mid request, and the lady acted offended at being rebuffed, then walked off in a huff.

She got her paper though. 

But for gods sake, can't you at least ask the person reading the thing if he's done with it, instead of his friend?  What's up with that?

There's also this coffee thief at the place, who gets coffee, goes to this car to drink it, then comes back into the place and refills his cup, ignoring a sign clearly stating "We DO charge for refills".  He does this often, and even had the audacity to complain about being overcharged one time for something or other.  The lady behind the counter sweetly asked him if she should correct the problem, as she also corrects the problem of her place being shortchanged on all those coffee refills...





Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on April 24, 2011, 02:37:52 AM
There's also this coffee thief at the place, who gets coffee, goes to this car to drink it, then comes back into the place and refills his cup, ignoring a sign clearly stating "We DO charge for refills".  He does this often, and even had the audacity to complain about being overcharged one time for something or other.  The lady behind the counter sweetly asked him if she should correct the problem, as she also corrects the problem of her place being shortchanged on all those coffee refills...

I have plenty of these sorts of stories from my Starbucks days. I never witnessed this, but I'm told Michael Keaton would always order whatever espresso drink he ordered, pay for it, then wait for it, then just before he got it, say he wanted an extra shot in it (extra espresso is 0.55 per shot).

Then there the folks who just wanted hot water (which is free), then would just add cinnamon and chocolate powder to it.

And there should be a special place in hell for the Iced Old-School Americano fuckers.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on May 16, 2011, 02:55:17 AM
Dr. Who annoys me.  Didn't like the old BBC shows, and I don't like the modern show.  No idea why it's so popular on the Internets, seeing it's mainly a British thing anyways...

Also, people who hate weather annoy me, as whenever I mention the word "Stormfront", my new favorite word, in casual conversation, people bite my head off. 

I guess meteorologists aren't popular, or something.  O_o
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on May 16, 2011, 08:38:40 AM
And there should be a special place in hell for the Iced Old-School Americano fuckers.

I don't get this one. Not I don't get why you hate them, I don't understand what you mean. Vent a little  :diablo_mini:
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Vomikronnoxis on May 16, 2011, 08:47:09 AM

Wizards. God, I hate wizards.

Where do you get off with all that fucking MAGIC, asshole?

~rl
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: EDGECRUSHER on May 16, 2011, 10:30:08 AM
Some restaurants will do an auto-gratuity for a large party of people. In LA we have various companies that will deliver you food from a restaurant if that restaurant (Hooters, BJs, etc) doesn't have it's own delivery service or if you live/work outside their range. And for large orders through that service, they will tack on a 15% gratuity - this in addition to their own service charges.

My point here is that a gratuity is, by definition, optional. I get that these restaurants/companies would like people to tip their servers/drivers - so they can justify paying lower salaries. I just don't like the implication that I need this bit of business handled for me. It's like they're calling me cheap in advance.

It's not for the people like you, it's for the people who leave a $5 tip no matter what the bill is. A lot of these are up to the server actually. I have not added gratuity onto a bill many times because I felt the party was very nice and would leave more than the 18% auto gratuity. I am usually right in this regard. Group of 10 teenagers or a family that brings a sleeping baby out past midnight? Oh yeah, you will respect my gratuitah.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FATSEXY on May 16, 2011, 10:48:49 AM


You run in slow motion anyway.

I reply on a delay, also.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on May 16, 2011, 01:06:47 PM
I don't get this one. Not I don't get why you hate them, I don't understand what you mean. Vent a little  :diablo_mini:

Actually, it's probably not going to play as well for someone who hasn't worked there, but I'll try.

A typical Americano (for those who don't know) is just espresso and hot water. A proper Iced Americano (at least for Starbucks), starts with room temp water to a certain point in the empty cup, with shots pulled over the top of that, and topped with ice to the brim. But some people say they want their Americano "Old-School" - which allegedly only applies to the hot Americano, but I've never seen anyone order it. Anyway, to make an Iced Americano "Old School," you fill the cup with ice to the brim, then pull the shots over THAT.

This is problematic for a couple reasons. Number one, the ice destroys the crema of espresso (which makes it flavorful in the first place). Second, the heat from the shots melts the ice significantly, leaving room at the top of the cup. The customer then takes their drink to the side bar with the sugars, napkins, and such, and fills their drink to the brim with milk, creating an Iced Latte. Which is a drink we sell in the first place. But these assholes invented their own special fake drink to get it at roughly half the price.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on May 16, 2011, 01:18:44 PM
It's not for the people like you, it's for the people who leave a $5 tip no matter what the bill is. A lot of these are up to the server actually. I have not added gratuity onto a bill many times because I felt the party was very nice and would leave more than the 18% auto gratuity. I am usually right in this regard. Group of 10 teenagers or a family that brings a sleeping baby out past midnight? Oh yeah, you will respect my gratuitah.

I notice most seniors use 1940's gratuity figures..

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on May 16, 2011, 01:44:12 PM
ok now I understand you - hate on, anyone that would order that drink is probably a dick anyway
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on May 16, 2011, 02:17:05 PM
I notice most seniors use 1940's gratuity figures..

did they not use %s in the 40s to figure tips?  or were the %s for tips lower back then?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: bryce on May 16, 2011, 03:25:53 PM
Wizards. God, I hate wizards.

Where do you get off with all that fucking MAGIC, asshole?

~rl

seagulls who eat my cell phone chap my hyde.

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on May 16, 2011, 10:30:31 PM
It's not for the people like you, it's for the people who leave a $5 tip no matter what the bill is. A lot of these are up to the server actually. I have not added gratuity onto a bill many times because I felt the party was very nice and would leave more than the 18% auto gratuity. I am usually right in this regard. Group of 10 teenagers or a family that brings a sleeping baby out past midnight? Oh yeah, you will respect my gratuitah.

mandatory 18%?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FATSEXY on May 18, 2011, 09:09:23 AM
If the waiters know they're getting 18% no matter what, they don't even try to give you good service. It's happened to me every time I went somewhere with a mandatory tip. I even left the fuckin' tip off once and told them to call the goddamn cops if they wanted to start some shit about it.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: PhantomZ on May 18, 2011, 07:15:51 PM
When people tell you a story about something that happened that has them "really upset," and:

1.) refer to people they know you don't know, as if you're best friends with them (ie: "don't tell matt i told you this."- when i have no fuckin clue who matt is)

2.) talk about what happened as if you were there (ie: "so when i grabbed it from her she was like, all pissed."- grabbed WHAT from WHO?

3.) end up getting annoyed, explaining the story, and it ends up being the stupidest thing i've ever heard.  (ie: "don't tell matt i told you this.  but sarah took my drink at the bar, so when i grabbed it from her, she was like, all pissed.  so then i stabbed her and now i'm sad."

GAR!
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Freakshow on May 18, 2011, 10:53:57 PM
Dr. Who annoys me.  Didn't like the old BBC shows, and I don't like the modern show.  No idea why it's so popular on the Internets, seeing it's mainly a British thing anyways...

I'm willing to bet you don't get camp either.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on May 19, 2011, 12:48:24 AM
A healthy diet of Adam West Batman says otherwise.

British camp generally sucks, though.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on June 10, 2011, 03:30:50 PM
When you're first in line at a red light, the light changes, and before your brain has even had time to process the color change (much less command your foot to slide from brake to gas), the guy behind you starts beeping his horn to spur you on, like you haven't been paying attention this whole time.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on June 10, 2011, 03:39:13 PM
When you're first in line at a red light, the light changes, and before your brain has even had time to process the color change (much less command your foot to slide from brake to gas), the guy behind you starts beeping his horn to spur you on, like you haven't been paying attention this whole time.

That, plus when you're first at a red light and the guy in the lane next to you is starting and stopping, and damned near rolling through the red light to try and get a jump on the green, and then when the light changes, you can see him in the mirror sitting there for 5 seconds before he starts moving.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Zandrax on June 10, 2011, 03:47:21 PM
When you're first in line at a red light, the light changes, and before your brain has even had time to process the color change (much less command your foot to slide from brake to gas), the guy behind you starts beeping his horn to spur you on, like you haven't been paying attention this whole time.

I usually honk back.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on June 10, 2011, 03:57:06 PM
Tell me if somebody else has noticed this. You're waiting at a 4-way stoplight that isn't on a fixed timer, and you see the perpendicular lights going yellow, so you know you're going to have a green light in about 4 seconds. So you try to jump it a little bit, but something happens - either the motion sensor sees you going early, and/or it doesn't register your car anymore, and instead of giving you the green, it stays on red and gives the perpendicular lights another green.

I actually wonder if these things cause accidents, or if they're a brilliant way of keeping drivers from cheating.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on June 10, 2011, 09:46:07 PM
Tell me if somebody else has noticed this. You're waiting at a 4-way stoplight that isn't on a fixed timer, and you see the perpendicular lights going yellow, so you know you're going to have a green light in about 4 seconds. So you try to jump it a little bit, but something happens - either the motion sensor sees you going early, and/or it doesn't register your car anymore, and instead of giving you the green, it stays on red and gives the perpendicular lights another green.

I actually wonder if these things cause accidents, or if they're a brilliant way of keeping drivers from cheating.

ive noticed a big difference between CA and TX in that regard.  In Cali, at 99% of lights, when one set turns red, the other set almost immediately turns green.  in TX, there's at least a 2 second delay.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on June 10, 2011, 10:08:25 PM
The thing that is really infuriating about the "premature honkers" is when you are simply checking both ways to make sure no one is running the light.  I had someone run a light on me that would've been a bad accident had I simply stomped the gas instead of looking one more time before going.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on June 10, 2011, 10:20:30 PM
The thing that is really infuriating about the "premature honkers" is when you are simply checking both ways to make sure no one is running the light.  I had someone run a light on me that would've been a bad accident had I simply stomped the gas instead of looking one more time before going.

or you have a manual transmission and are putting it into 1st.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on June 11, 2011, 02:25:34 AM
or you have a manual transmission and are putting it into 1st.

Or you don't live your life to make life more convenient for the guy behind you.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on June 11, 2011, 09:08:12 AM
or you have a manual transmission and are putting it into 1st.

My primary vehicles are automatics, but my truck has a manual transmission. I typically stop at lights, shift to first and leave it there with the clutch depressed so I don't have to shift when it's time to go.


I agree with your point though.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Linus on June 11, 2011, 09:39:09 AM
My primary vehicles are automatics, but my truck has a manual transmission. I typically stop at lights, shift to first and leave it there with the clutch depressed so I don't have to shift when it's time to go.


I agree with your point though.

This implies you have three vehicles at least.

MILLIONAIRE.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on June 11, 2011, 09:44:29 AM
This implies you have three vehicles at least.

MILLIONAIRE.

I had to get one more than Pebble.

 :drink_mini:

Honda Odyssey 2002, Ford Escape 2001 and GMC Sonoma pickup 2000.  I paid a total of $5,700 for the Honda and the truck used.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on June 11, 2011, 01:17:51 PM
The thing that is really infuriating about the "premature honkers" is when you are simply checking both ways to make sure no one is running the light.  I had someone run a light on me that would've been a bad accident had I simply stomped the gas instead of looking one more time before going.

Same thing happened to me, so I usually pause and check before hitting the gas.

Honkers just honk to honk, I think...  I've been honked by someone because I was only doing the speed limit (In an area I once got a speeding ticket in), and I mentioned the time they honked me for refusing to burn a long red light.



Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on June 11, 2011, 04:20:51 PM
My primary vehicles are automatics, but my truck has a manual transmission. I typically stop at lights, shift to first and leave it there with the clutch depressed so I don't have to shift when it's time to go.


I agree with your point though.

i've been told that puts too much wear on the clutch pedal...or something to that effect.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on June 11, 2011, 04:31:08 PM
i've been told that puts too much wear on the clutch pedal...or something to that effect.

I think that kind of stuff is either a) an urban legend or b) completely overstated. 

The other discussion I've always heard is whether you should downshift or just apply brakes.  I could see downshifting as actually wearing down the clutch so we figure brakes are cheaper so I brake instead of downshifting.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on June 11, 2011, 05:01:47 PM
I think that kind of stuff is either a) an urban legend or b) completely overstated. 

The other discussion I've always heard is whether you should downshift or just apply brakes.  I could see downshifting as actually wearing down the clutch so we figure brakes are cheaper so I brake instead of downshifting.

When I drove a stick (for about 6 years), I would always depress the clutch, and shift into neutral as I applied the brakes. When the light changed, I would clutch and shift into first to accelerate. I would also start the car in neutral rather than be in 1st gear (where I'd need to have the clutch down).

My father also warned me that riding the clutch would cause it to burn out. I can't remember for sure, but I don't think he meant that in the sense that keeping it fully depressed at stop lights. I think he meant keeping it slightly depressed while you're actually driving (though I never understood why anyone would think they needed to do that).
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on June 11, 2011, 05:12:38 PM
I've always heard "riding the clutch" in the way you took it as in slightly depressed.  I've never heard of any issue with it being fully depressed.
 
I'll ask Dad what he did because we had a manual transmission truck that he drove for the first 15 years and I don't recall burning through clutches or anything.  I drove it the last 10 the way I described and never had to replace the clutch that I recall, but it wasn't my full-time vehicle for some of that anyway.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on June 13, 2011, 02:30:47 PM
When you bounce a basketball, and you can tell immediately that it's not inflated enough.**

**This one might belong in its own category - I'm not sure. On paper, it seems to fit, but at the same time, there seems to be something fundamentally different about it. Certainly it's a weak-tea example in life's little marathon of homicide-inducing moments. Nevertheless, bouncing a basketball and realizing it's slightly under-inflated (and therefore, essentially useless), is in itself, a deflating experience. It's really one of the few examples of metaphor imitating life.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on June 13, 2011, 02:36:21 PM
When you bounce a basketball, and you can tell immediately that it's not inflated enough.**

**This one might belong in its own category - I'm not sure. On paper, it seems to fit, but at the same time, there seems to be something fundamentally different about it. Certainly it's a weak-tea example in life's little marathon of homicide-inducing moments. Nevertheless, bouncing a basketball and realizing it's slightly under-inflated (and therefore, essentially useless), is in itself, a deflating experience. It's really one of the few examples of metaphor imitating life.

The moment you realize you are now given two options:


Completely demoralizing.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on June 13, 2011, 02:44:48 PM
when a guy uses a stall instead of an open urinal to take a piss.  wtf dude?  no one's gonna look at your junk.

what makes it worse is when you have to drop a duece and he takes the last stall...and then just stands and takes a piss...all the while an open urinal is just sitting there unused.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Linus on June 13, 2011, 03:06:22 PM
when a guy uses a stall instead of an open urinal to take a piss.  wtf dude?  no one's gonna look at your junk.

what makes it worse is when you have to drop a duece and he takes the last stall...and then just stands and takes a piss...all the while an open urinal is just sitting there unused.

Be a man, shit in it and stare at him as he exits the urinal.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: TH on June 13, 2011, 03:11:45 PM
Impact Wrestling and their fucking stupid obsession of turning everything into a legal BS angle.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on June 13, 2011, 03:11:59 PM
Be a man, shit in it and stare at him as he exits the urinal.

 :laugh_mini: x2
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on June 13, 2011, 03:12:39 PM
when a guy uses a stall instead of an open urinal to take a piss.  wtf dude?  no one's gonna look at your junk.

what makes it worse is when you have to drop a duece and he takes the last stall...and then just stands and takes a piss...all the while an open urinal is just sitting there unused.

there was a whole thread on this on one of the old boards
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on June 13, 2011, 04:45:04 PM
there was a whole thread on this on one of the old boards

live in the NOW!

 ;)
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on June 15, 2011, 12:12:05 AM
I just noticed this coconut rum I bought is only 42 proof, instead of the 70 proof of the other varieties.   :dash_mini: 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: MrCATV on June 15, 2011, 06:41:10 AM
thats what you get for drinking coconut rum.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on June 15, 2011, 07:07:24 AM
I got suckered in by a sale...

To be honest, it's still better then the cheapassed spiced rum.  Sticking with cheap whiskey from now on though...

And that's another thing that annoys me, it used to be you'd pay good money for upscale liquor, but could get halfway decent stuff for about 20 bucks or so.  Not great stuff, just halfway decent.  But now, anything below 30-40 bucks just isn't worth buying. 

I mean, Whiskey that's aged 3 years?  Even Canadian Club is 6, and that stuffs shit.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Beer_Baron on June 15, 2011, 12:54:26 PM
I got suckered in by a sale...

To be honest, it's still better then the cheapassed spiced rum.  Sticking with cheap whiskey from now on though...

And that's another thing that annoys me, it used to be you'd pay good money for upscale liquor, but could get halfway decent stuff for about 20 bucks or so.  Not great stuff, just halfway decent.  But now, anything below 30-40 bucks just isn't worth buying. 

I mean, Whiskey that's aged 3 years?  Even Canadian Club is 6, and that stuffs shit.

i hate canadian club, but i will buy it if it's on sale.  Wiser's is my favourite halfway decent rye, their special 12 yr whiskey is the tits.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on June 15, 2011, 02:37:11 PM
I'm not a big whiskey guy, but if I have to, the only one I can seem to drink is Crown Royal.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on June 15, 2011, 03:56:03 PM
Seagram's 7.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on June 15, 2011, 07:08:18 PM
tequila
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on June 15, 2011, 11:39:48 PM
I just noticed this coconut rum I bought is only 42 proof, instead of the 70 proof of the other varieties.   :dash_mini:

any booz that vages itself up with artificial flavors isn't worth drinking, let alone buying.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Beer_Baron on June 16, 2011, 03:22:46 AM
I'm not a big whiskey guy, but if I have to, the only one I can seem to drink is Crown Royal.

i find crown to be a little too sweet.  i usually mix with coke, which makes the drink way too sugary.  plus, it's always at least $4 more expensive than all the other ryes
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on June 16, 2011, 07:20:10 AM
I'm not a big whiskey guy, but if I have to, the only one I can seem to drink is Crown Royal.

crown royal black is extremely good. it's got a cola flavor to it.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Horsehead on June 16, 2011, 07:45:00 AM
Crown xr is the tits
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: A Very Smug Bear on June 16, 2011, 04:34:22 PM
Dubra bitches.



Where it's at.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on June 19, 2011, 01:48:12 PM
People who park on the side of the street directly opposite another vehicle.

Turns a two lane road into a one lane, or sometimes even less if the vehicles are big enough.  And it could be easily avoided, so there's no excuse not to make the effort.  We're talking what, a few car lengths to stagger your parking with the opposite side of the road?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on June 19, 2011, 02:19:54 PM
People who park on the side of the street directly opposite another vehicle.

Turns a two lane road into a one lane, or sometimes even less if the vehicles are big enough.  And it could be easily avoided, so there's no excuse not to make the effort.  We're talking what, a few car lengths to stagger your parking with the opposite side of the road?

if we're talking residential, then this doesn't bug me (as long as it isn't a busy street).  generally, you aren't supposed to drive faster than 25 and this slows down people even more which i think is good in residential where kids could pop out at any time.

people who drive fast thru residential areas bother me way more than anything that causes a slow down there.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on June 19, 2011, 08:20:08 PM
if we're talking residential, then this doesn't bug me (as long as it isn't a busy street).  generally, you aren't supposed to drive faster than 25 and this slows down people even more which i think is good in residential where kids could pop out at any time.

people who drive fast thru residential areas bother me way more than anything that causes a slow down there.

It can also be a hazard though, depending on what cars are parked and what's trying to get through.  If I owned an expensive car (Say a Viper or Porsh or something) I'd be a little miffed about the obstacle.

Although this doesn't annoy me nearly as much as people who completely block the road.  It's happened, to myself and people I know (Usually on a holiday, or in a location that's having a party and the parking can't accommodate everyone, and for some reason no one wants to walk a little..)
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on June 19, 2011, 09:16:56 PM
It can also be a hazard though, depending on what cars are parked and what's trying to get through.  If I owned an expensive car (Say a Viper or Porsh or something) I'd be a little miffed about the obstacle.

Although this doesn't annoy me nearly as much as people who completely block the road.  It's happened, to myself and people I know (Usually on a holiday, or in a location that's having a party and the parking can't accommodate everyone, and for some reason no one wants to walk a little..)

it's only a hazard for someone who doesn't know they should slow down or give right of way.  IE, a bad driver.

and again, i'm only talking residential.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on June 19, 2011, 09:18:00 PM
BUT WHAT IF DAN HAS A VIPER OR A "PORSH" SMART GUY?! WHAT THEN?!
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on June 19, 2011, 09:22:14 PM
it's only a hazard for someone who doesn't know they should slow down or give right of way.  IE, a bad driver.

and again, i'm only talking residential.

I mean, a hazard in the sense there's barely enough room to get through. 

Less of an issue on bigger roads, but a major issue in towns that have smaller roads.  Sure, a good driver could get through, but in some cases we're trading risking an accident for making people slow down...



Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on June 22, 2011, 01:28:25 PM
Shopping carts left in the empty spaces of a supermarket parking lot.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on June 22, 2011, 01:33:21 PM
Shopping carts left in the empty spaces of a supermarket parking lot.

I saw this shithead the other day continue to move her cart around her car because she didn't want me to know that she was going to leave it.  Once she thought I wasn't paying any attention she left that thing right next to her car in an empty spot.  That is beyond laziness.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on June 22, 2011, 01:35:22 PM
Shopping carts left in the empty spaces of a supermarket parking lot.
I fucking hate that
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on June 22, 2011, 01:36:38 PM
yeah, that's very fucking annoying because you think you see an empty spot, but as you come up on it to park, you see that fucking cart in the way.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on June 22, 2011, 01:41:52 PM
Yeah, that happens a lot.  I've even seen some left carts ding other cars.

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on June 22, 2011, 02:19:13 PM
Some old couple walked to their car with their cart, unloaded it, and got in their car to drive away. I see all this as I'm walking back to my car. They left the cart out there in the open, and the cart just started rolling away and slammed into the side of my car. I yelled at them to stop, and after talking to them, they were totally oblivious to what they did or what happened. No common sense whatsoever.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on June 22, 2011, 02:32:17 PM
Some old couple walked to their car with their cart, unloaded it, and got in their car to drive away. I see all this as I'm walking back to my car. They left the cart out there in the open, and the cart just started rolling away and slammed into the side of my car. I yelled at them to stop, and after talking to them, they were totally oblivious to what they did or what happened. No common sense whatsoever.

If someone can't make that kind of connection, should they be left on their own?  I mean, that's SCARY obliviousness.

I wonder if they really didn't get it, or if they were playing up the "I'm old and feeble" card, as some elderly do.

Did they cause much damage, and did you just let them walk away from it?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on June 22, 2011, 02:38:11 PM
Luckily, there was no damage to my car, otherwise I would have let them have it and went after them to repair the damage. As it was, I just bitched them out and let them go on their way.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Solipsist on June 22, 2011, 03:54:46 PM
Parking in front of the main door at a grocery store.

The city is repairing a road in front of said large grocery store and also fixing the overpass on either side so there's a lot of slow, one lanes and long red lights on those three sides. Those of us who just want to get on the other side can avoid a fifteen to twenty minute wait by cutting across the parking lot of said grocery store. However with the increased traffic comes increased assholes. Remember that gigantic open lot to your left with all those yellow lines where you parked your car while you shopped? That's a parking lot. When you're done shopping you push your cart TO YOUR CAR. You don't MOVE YOUR CAR to the entrance of the store to load your items. At least once a week there's a line of five cars waiting to go through because some lazy old fuck decided to load their car in front of the store instead of in the parking lot. I only mention this now because yesterday the culprit was facing East in the Westbound lane. YOU'RE NOT EVEN IN YOUR OWN LANE.

I have never wanted to shatterpunch old people in their genitals so hard.


Never uses directionals

So once you get through the congested parking lot you are now faced with three options. Turn left, go across the road to a couple of other stores or turn right. I want to turn right, but I still have to contend with traffic headed in my direction. My biggest obstacle is now people who fail to use directionals. If I see a car approaching with no directionals I assume they are going straight and I'll have to wait for them to pass before I can consider going. Except oh look they're turning right into the parking lot. Gee I could have gone had you signaled your intent. And yes Ms. College I see you talking on your phone with your "WTF dude you should've gone" look. Had I known you were turning I would have but I DO NOT READ MINDS.

I have never wanted to ragefuck a young bitch in her genitals so hard.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on June 22, 2011, 08:52:50 PM
Every time I hear someone condemned as being environmentally and socially irresponsible for having 3 children instead of 2, I get a little annoyed.

Who made them the "family police"?  Kill yourself, if you think three new humans is too many.

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: dj unstable on June 22, 2011, 09:01:59 PM
who does that, dan
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on June 22, 2011, 09:02:51 PM
I've heard it, but it's typically directed towards folks like the Duggars with their 18 or 19 kids, not people with 2 instead of 3.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on June 23, 2011, 01:49:42 AM
who does that, dan

My boss (who's 62 - the idiot that I've mentioned in past threads) has frequently bitched out her agency partner (who's 40) for having one kid in this awful, awful world we live in. Then she'll wax self-righteous about how she "chose" not to have children (pretty sure she had an abortion at one point). And then, when life gets especially tough (like, when she has to pay bills), he cries about she doesn't have anyone to take care of her.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Havok816 on June 24, 2011, 02:28:25 PM
Bought a used car for $2k.  Knew it had an A/C problem(as in none) and the rotors were warped.  Took it in to get those looked at last night.  The guy calls me up and says there's a LOT wrong with it and that it would cost me at least another grand to get it fixed.  What's more, he said that it should never have passed inspection from the dealer and that I should report the place to the BBB and the Highway Patrol, since they oversee the inspections in this state.

Not sure what to do.  I'm going to try and get my money back for the car, but if they refuse I'm not sure what I can do about it.  Missouri lemon laws only apply to new cars under warranty, not to used cars.  I could try small claims court(yay), but that could take a while.

The only other option is to get the repairs done to it, but both places(I got a second opinion on the car at no cost) said that it's not really worth is because there's so much rust on the underside that it's just going to keep getting worse.

Yeah, that annoys me.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on June 25, 2011, 01:06:26 PM
District Attorney's without any common sense, or possibly simply lacking a spine, or maybe simply putting their political career ahead doing what's right...

Like with the whole kids and sexting thing..  Believe it or not, there's multiple cases of kids being faced with registering as a sex offender, and maybe doing jail time because of sending naked pictures to their boyfriend/girlfriend.  A lot of times, they end up getting a slap on the wrist for it, as they should...

...and then there's the minority of cases where a kid gets prosecuted (Often as an adult), and actually ends up on the sex offender registry.  Usually with no one pressing charges.  All because the District Attorney didn't have the balls to say "This is bullshit.  Anti child porn laws exist to protect kids, not ruin their lives for making bad decisions."

Then you have people calling for laws being reformed because of this crap, and maybe there's merit to such calls, but isn't extraordinary circumstances the reason DA's have the power of discretion?  No one's making them press charges, or stopping them from tossing out cases that simply don't conform with the spirit of the law, even if it falls under the letter of it...


Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Havok816 on June 28, 2011, 05:01:08 PM
A bit of a follow up to the car post.  Called up the Highway Patrol yesterday morning.  They said that I needed a copy of the inspection ticket, which I didn't have.  After a few calls, I finally got the dealer on the phone and he sent me a scanned copy of it.  I called back to tell him what the repair place had said about the car and how they said there's no way it could pass inspection.  An offer to return the car for a full refund was rejected by him.

When I mentioned taking it up to the Highway Patrol, I could hear him shitting himself.  All of the sudden he was offering to have me take it up to a place he uses to get it repaired at a discount and to help pay for some of the repairs.  It was beautiful to know I have busted someone so completely and called them on their lies.  It almost makes up for being dumb enough to buy that car in the first place.

Still going to take it up to the HP tomorrow, as they only do an inspection.  The car won't be impounded and the only thing that'll happen is they file charges on the inspection station.

edit:  While on the phone with him, he tried to tell me that different inspectors have different standards for inspecting cars.  He then told me a story about how he had a car that failed at one place for a broken windshield wiper, so he took it to another place that passed it. Why would you tell someone that story?  I should have asked how many places he had to take my car to before it passed.  Scumbag.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on July 07, 2011, 02:34:52 AM
Women who don't tell you about a kid for years, then the first you hear about it is when they're trying to hit you for child support which includes years of back payments...




Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on July 08, 2011, 08:41:18 AM
misleading commercials.

the direct tv commercials which say you can pause tv in one room and start watching in another.  it doesn't work that way.  you have to hit record.  then turn off that tv and go in another room and go into your dvr list and hit play.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on July 08, 2011, 08:43:24 AM
Women who don't tell you about a kid for years, then the first you hear about it is when they're trying to hit you for child support which includes years of back payments...


so how old is your kid?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Havok816 on July 08, 2011, 08:11:55 PM
Newest wrinkle in the car saga:  I posted a negative review for the dealership on Google.  And.....HE'S THREATENING ME WITH A LAWSUIT!!   :laugh_mini:   He claims I "slandered" his business with the review, even though everything I have said is the truth.  The best part is his lawyer's name is Bob Lamb and he has a hotmail address.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on July 08, 2011, 11:03:09 PM
Newest wrinkle in the car saga:  I posted a negative review for the dealership on Google.  And.....HE'S THREATENING ME WITH A LAWSUIT!!   :laugh_mini:   He claims I "slandered" his business with the review, even though everything I have said is the truth.  The best part is his lawyer's name is Bob Lamb and he has a hotmail address.

Libel lawsuits for reviews are always hilarious.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on July 11, 2011, 04:18:18 AM
TEAM FORTRESS 2 IS FREE TO PLAY NOW?!?!

Glad I wasted money on it!  And it'll be overrun with fuckin kids and hackers and "premium items" like all f2p games!


Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Horsehead on July 11, 2011, 10:07:33 AM
Newest wrinkle in the car saga:  I posted a negative review for the dealership on Google.  And.....HE'S THREATENING ME WITH A LAWSUIT!!   :laugh_mini:   He claims I "slandered" his business with the review, even though everything I have said is the truth.  The best part is his lawyer's name is Bob Lamb and he has a hotmail address.

link?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Havok816 on July 11, 2011, 06:03:23 PM

link?

It was in an email.  I replied in a non-combative tone, saying that I want to work things out.  Not really concerned about the threats of a lawsuit, though.  If he does go to a lawyer about it and they do contact me, then I'll probably pull it.  Not worth the hassle.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on July 11, 2011, 09:20:51 PM
It was in an email.  I replied in a non-combative tone, saying that I want to work things out.  Not really concerned about the threats of a lawsuit, though.  If he does go to a lawyer about it and they do contact me, then I'll probably pull it.  Not worth the hassle.

I can sympathize, but on principle we shouldn't let them get away with these scare tactics either.. 

I've never, ever heard of someone having a slander suit won against someone for a negative review, and a lot of people, and companies, have tried..

Basically, as long as you didn't tell any lies, you should be fine.

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on July 15, 2011, 02:51:47 PM
The Wire really annoys me.

I tried giving it a chance, but god damn, what a pile of crap..  No idea why everyone raves about it so much, kind of like the horrendous British Office show...



Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on July 15, 2011, 02:58:52 PM
It was in an email.  I replied in a non-combative tone, saying that I want to work things out.  Not really concerned about the threats of a lawsuit, though.  If he does go to a lawyer about it and they do contact me, then I'll probably pull it.  Not worth the hassle.

Why would you pull it? You're entitled to your opinion and pulling the review would be allowing them to censor you. Unless, of course, you actually did slander them in your review, but if you didn't, then the business owner needs to grow a sack and take the good with the bad.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on July 15, 2011, 04:41:01 PM
Technically, getting even wrongly sued can be an expensive hassle, and there's no guarantee that the respondent will be able to successfully counter-sue for his court costs and lawyer fees.

Standing on principle is nice and everything, but in the legal world, it's possible to win and still lose.

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on July 15, 2011, 04:47:12 PM
I would move to have the whole thing dismissed as frivolous.
 
Hell, go in front of Judge Judy ;)
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on July 15, 2011, 05:40:12 PM
Technically, getting even wrongly sued can be an expensive hassle, and there's no guarantee that the respondent will be able to successfully counter-sue for his court costs and lawyer fees.

Standing on principle is nice and everything, but in the legal world, it's possible to win and still lose.

A lot of people make threats, and don't follow through either.

And this sounds like a really stupid case to actually sue. 

Also, can't you counter sue on for expenses on the grounds of frivolous lawsuit or emotional distress or something?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on July 15, 2011, 06:28:02 PM
A lot of people make threats, and don't follow through either.

And this sounds like a really stupid case to actually sue. 

Also, can't you counter sue on for expenses on the grounds of frivolous lawsuit or emotional distress or something?

If it's in small claims court, I don't think you can counter-sue for attorney fees because an attorney isn't required, so you'd be on your own for that cost if you retained one. You could theoretically get back court-costs, though.

To win that kind of counter-suit, you might have to prove not just that prove the guy's argument is nonsense, but also prove that he knew his argument was nonsense prior to filing the original suit, lending credence to the idea that filing the suit was meant as revenge for telling the truth about his business in the first place.

In any event, I think Havok is handling it the right way. He hasn't taken the review down, and he said he wouldn't unless he heard from the attorney. Getting the attorney to send some sort of letter is probably going to cost some money to guy threatening to sue.

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Havok816 on July 16, 2011, 12:10:50 AM
If it's in small claims court, I don't think you can counter-sue for attorney fees because an attorney isn't required, so you'd be on your own for that cost if you retained one. You could theoretically get back court-costs, though.

To win that kind of counter-suit, you might have to prove not just that prove the guy's argument is nonsense, but also prove that he knew his argument was nonsense prior to filing the original suit, lending credence to the idea that filing the suit was meant as revenge for telling the truth about his business in the first place.

In any event, I think Havok is handling it the right way. He hasn't taken the review down, and he said he wouldn't unless he heard from the attorney. Getting the attorney to send some sort of letter is probably going to cost some money to guy threatening to sue.

Yeah, I haven't pulled the review.  It's staying up because I haven't lied about anything in this mess and have documents for everything.  I replied to the guy last weekend and haven't heard from him or his lawyer since then.  If they do decide to go after me, I'll just go to the local news.  See how much he wants his precious reputation then.

In any event, all I need to do now is find some matching wheels, tires and an alignment.  Changing the brakes was an adventure in further frustration.  Took 3 days, an angle grinder and a few trips to the store but the old ones are off and the new ones are on.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on July 17, 2011, 12:04:42 AM
And another thing that annoys me:

YOU.   :fr:



Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on July 17, 2011, 02:47:23 AM
Another thing that really annoys me:

This kind of shit

Quote
Similar to many of the assumptions underlying the medical model of disability (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_model_of_disability) amongst many clinicians (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinicians), the "ableist" societal world-view is that the able-bodied (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Able-bodied) are the norm in society, and that people who have disabilities must either strive to become that norm or should keep their distance from able-bodied (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Able-bodied) people. A disability is thus, inherently, a "bad" thing that must be overcome. The ableist worldview holds that disability is an error, a mistake, or a failing, rather than a simple consequence of human diversity, akin to race (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race), ethnicity (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethnicity), sexual orientation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexual_orientation) or gender (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender).[2]


Cribbed from Wikipedia on ableism.

Uh, yeah, able bodied people ARE the norm in society.  And having a disability IS a bad thing that must be overcome.

This is just another example of politically correct bullshit.  God forbid we hurt anyones feelings by making them feel inferior or anything..

Fuck that.  If they're offended, it's their problem, not mine.

And being homosexual isn't normal, either.  I don't have a problem with same sex folks, but I'll be damned if I'm going to accept them as perfectly normal, or give them the same respect as same sex folks.

And I don't have to unilaterally accept other races, either.

Or accept other religions, either.

Or give women the same respect that I give men.

Or give ANYONE automatic respect because the law says they're protected on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation, or whatever.

If I say something that offends you, tough shit.  Deal with it.  The day I keep you from having equal access to housing or jobs or whatever, then we can talk.  But I don't have to like you, I don't have to accept you, and "hate speech" is just words that the law shouldn't apply to.

Fuck political correctness.  It's become such a witch hunt, it's pathetic. 

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on July 17, 2011, 04:02:23 AM
Quote
And being homosexual isn't normal, either.  I don't have a problem with same sex folks, but I'll be damned if I'm going to accept them as perfectly normal, or give them the same respect as same sex folks.

I start the bidding at 1,000,000 Internet Dollars (ID$) for this Sig.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Linus on July 17, 2011, 05:40:21 AM
I start the bidding at 1,000,000 Internet Dollars (ID$) for this Sig.
And if I shot him, I'd be the criminal.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Handsome Padje on July 17, 2011, 08:07:11 AM


Uh, yeah, able bodied people ARE the norm in society.  And having a disability IS a bad thing that must be overcome.

This is just another example of politically correct bullshit.  God forbid we hurt anyones feelings by making them feel inferior or anything..


I've always had this fear that I had a mental disability, like Down's Syndrome, and everyone could see I had it but me. Then I considered people with those mental conditions and did they know...

and turns out Dan, that they don't, do they?

They obviously don't.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on July 17, 2011, 09:09:58 AM
disabled people can think whatever they want, but the fact of the matter is that i can destroy and dominate them physically, because i am a very fat man.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: A Very Smug Bear on July 17, 2011, 09:31:04 AM
Another thing that really annoys me:

This kind of shit


Cribbed from Wikipedia on ableism.

Uh, yeah, able bodied people ARE the norm in society.  And having a disability IS a bad thing that must be overcome.

This is just another example of politically correct bullshit.  God forbid we hurt anyones feelings by making them feel inferior or anything..

Fuck that.  If they're offended, it's their problem, not mine.

And being homosexual isn't normal, either.  I don't have a problem with same sex folks, but I'll be damned if I'm going to accept them as perfectly normal, or give them the same respect as same sex folks.

And I don't have to unilaterally accept other races, either.

Or accept other religions, either.

Or give women the same respect that I give men.

Or give ANYONE automatic respect because the law says they're protected on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation, or whatever.

If I say something that offends you, tough shit.  Deal with it.  The day I keep you from having equal access to housing or jobs or whatever, then we can talk.  But I don't have to like you, I don't have to accept you, and "hate speech" is just words that the law shouldn't apply to.

Fuck political correctness.  It's become such a witch hunt, it's pathetic. 




Dan you poor lonely racist shut-in :(
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on July 17, 2011, 09:35:22 AM
i agree with dan that it shouldn't be wrong to consider able-bodied people the norm. because they are. this is a real proven thing with numbers.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: TH on July 17, 2011, 10:03:39 AM
Uh, yeah, able bodied people ARE the norm in society.  And having a disability IS a bad thing that must be overcome.


This is just another example of politically correct bullshit.  God forbid we hurt anyones feelings by making them feel inferior or anything..


Able bodied people are the norm, but I fail to see why not actively making people inferior is a bad thing. It's called empathy, compassion, sympathy and having a heart. Political correctness run amok is terrible, and I'm not sure we should be feeling bad because we don't have a disability. But c'mon now.


Quote
And being homosexual isn't normal, either.  I don't have a problem with same sex folks, but I'll be damned if I'm going to accept them as perfectly normal, or give them the same respect as same sex folks.


If you didn't have a problem with same sex folks, then you wouldn't have a problem giving them the same respect as heteros.


Quote
And I don't have to unilaterally accept other races, either.


Or accept other religions, either.


Or give women the same respect that I give men.


Or give ANYONE automatic respect because the law says they're protected on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation, or whatever.


If I say something that offends you, tough shit.  Deal with it.  The day I keep you from having equal access to housing or jobs or whatever, then we can talk.  But I don't have to like you, I don't have to accept you, and "hate speech" is just words that the law shouldn't apply to.


Fuck political correctness.  It's become such a witch hunt, it's pathetic. 


 :dash_mini:


I'll just echo what Mikey said from here on out.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on July 17, 2011, 10:29:14 AM
people need to stop being punished for being bigots. being a racist is just as valid a point of view as being a christian.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on July 17, 2011, 10:49:09 AM
this thread used to be fun.  might as well be moved to politics.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on July 17, 2011, 08:45:01 PM
disabled people can think whatever they want, but the fact of the matter is that i can destroy and dominate them physically, because i am a very fat man.

LULZ, my dad has some physical disabilities and I will say that this is true.  Stan would dominate him in a fight or a race for that matter.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on July 18, 2011, 07:50:20 AM
i agree with dan that it shouldn't be wrong to consider able-bodied people the norm. because they are. this is a real proven thing with numbers.

I agree with that as well. If only he had stopped there.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on July 18, 2011, 01:14:05 PM

I agree with that as well. If only he had stopped there.

You can approach it that way, or you can take a less categorical view of things and say that enough people fall under a certain umbrella that they could also be termed 'normal.' Like having a physical disability is common enough in the world that you could reasonably place it on the 'normal' side of the 'Normality' spectrum.

Since the concession (most of us) are willing to make is that 'abnormal' =/= wrong or 'less-than,' then you could argue we've stripped all the utility out of the word 'normal' anyway. If the more practical distinction is something like 'okay' vs. 'not-okay,' then you could argue that there's little point in using a word like 'normal' to divide people up in the first place.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on July 18, 2011, 02:04:11 PM
I can see what you're saying, and I don't disagree. Let me try to seat of the pants this - because honestly it's not something I spend a lot of time thinking about.
 
Wrong and less than are definetly not descriptions I would use. And Dan's argument is actually a bit of a straw man now that I think of it, because I don't know how many "activists" are walking around making comments like the one he quoted.
 
But, a handicap is just that - and phrases like differently abled are PC bullshit. Because we are expected to make concessions - the ADA sees to that.  And I'm not saying that some concessions shouldn't be made. But if you say you're not less able, than why is there a law mandating private businesses spend money to cater to you?
 
Now, I think any business that doesn't voluntarily make it easier for more people to come to them is stupid and probably deserves bankruptcy. But if we're legislating, aren't we saying, yes, you need help, you can't do all a "normal" person can do.
 
I'm sure I've missed a point or 2, but I think you get my drift.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on July 20, 2011, 03:36:35 PM
New Item: This whole thing about leaving the toilet seat up vs. leaving it down.

To me, there should be simple rules for bathroom etiquette. If you pee or poop on the toilet seat, clean it off before you're done. And remember to flush. Maybe add something about courtesy flushes.

But I don't understand why it's considered by some to be a breach of such etiquette to leave the seat up or put it down, or whichever it is.

It's a little like the debate on whether your roll the toilet paper roll forward or backwards (forward, btw), but for the toilet seat thing, it sounds like there's some faux-hygienic reasoning at work.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on July 20, 2011, 04:34:35 PM
first of all, it's nothing like the toilet paper forward/backward argument.  having it roll backward is wrong.

as for the toilet seat thing, keep leaving it up.  one of these days, you'll get up early in the morning, walk in there, half asleep, and accidentally sit down w/o putting the seat down.  it's better than coffee.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on July 20, 2011, 04:55:21 PM
as for the toilet seat thing, keep leaving it up.  one of these days, you'll get up early in the morning, walk in there, half asleep, and accidentally sit down w/o putting the seat down.  it's better than coffee.


I'm 30 years old. If this hasn't happened to me by now, barring senility, it's not going to happen to me. And if I am ever senile, then "remembering" to put the seat down is beside the point anyway.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on July 20, 2011, 05:50:53 PM
I'm 30 years old. If this hasn't happened to me by now, barring senility, it's not going to happen to me. And if I am ever senile, then "remembering" to put the seat down is beside the point anyway.


you're only thirty? how the hell are you such an old man at thirty? christ on a bike.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: fromthedirty on July 20, 2011, 07:10:01 PM
i leave the seat up, it makes women remember that a man used their toilet, which is why i do it.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Zandrax on July 20, 2011, 07:18:22 PM
New Item: This whole thing about leaving the toilet seat up vs. leaving it down.

To me, there should be simple rules for bathroom etiquette. If you pee or poop on the toilet seat, clean it off before you're done. And remember to flush. Maybe add something about courtesy flushes.

But I don't understand why it's considered by some to be a breach of such etiquette to leave the seat up or put it down, or whichever it is.

It's a little like the debate on whether your roll the toilet paper roll forward or backwards (forward, btw), but for the toilet seat thing, it sounds like there's some faux-hygienic reasoning at work.

Some women don't like looking at the inside of a toilet. I don't know why that is, but I guess it's also akin to not closing a door behind you after going through it.

I personally don't care, but I'm a guy of course.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on July 20, 2011, 08:31:35 PM
seat up/down is the wrong argument - close the fucking lid, that's what it's there for.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Freakshow on July 21, 2011, 02:16:57 PM
I hate it when people can't be assed to lift the toilet seat if they're going to be pissing standing up.

Nothing worse than having to take a gut-wrenching crap and coming into the stall to find out I have a good minute of clean-up so I don't sit in a puddle of urine.

Kids are the worst at this, but so are drunks and truckers.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on July 21, 2011, 02:21:38 PM
I hate it when people can't be assed to lift the toilet seat if they're going to be pissing standing up.

Nothing worse than having to take a gut-wrenching crap and coming into the stall to find out I have a good minute of clean-up so I don't sit in a puddle of urine.

Kids are the worst at this, but so are drunks and truckers.


i see this in my office more than my home.  :(
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on July 27, 2011, 09:07:54 PM
In todays paper, a lesbian couple wears a shirt "Marriage is so gay" to a theme park, a park official asks them to turn it inside out to keep from offending anyone, and the couple goes to the news and acts like this is an example of same sex intolerance, claiming it's their goal to make same sex marriage more accepting in theme parks.

I can sympathize with taking issue with people treating "gay" like a dirty word, especially if you're homosexual/lesbian/bisexual, but come on..  It's a theme park.  Kids all over the place, and kids usually see "X is so gay" as slang cussing, as do their parents..  It may not be fair, but that's how the common usage of the phrase is.  Throwing the park under the bus for intentional intolerance or trying to make this a talking point is just stupid, imo..
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on July 29, 2011, 10:47:49 AM
There are people who think Rorschach, from the movie Watchmen, was wrong to murder a child killer. 

These same people also often argue they're against against the death penalty.  Some even argue the purpose of punishment is simply to keep murderers and such away from society, and not as a form of revenge. 

These people seriously irritate me.  Fuckin bleeding hearts..

Almost as irritating, are the people who believe the "heroes" were right for maintaining Veldt's lie, and that Rorschach was wrong even at the end.




Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Freakshow on July 29, 2011, 11:59:57 AM
There are people who think Rorschach, from the movie Watchmen, was wrong to murder a child killer. 

These same people also often argue they're against against the death penalty.  Some even argue the purpose of punishment is simply to keep murderers and such away from society, and not as a form of revenge. 

These people seriously irritate me.  Fuckin bleeding hearts..

Almost as irritating, are the people who believe the "heroes" were right for maintaining Veldt's lie, and that Rorschach was wrong even at the end.

And there's the inability to make a clear distinction between fiction and reality.
 
I hate it when people do that.  No examples of this, but it's both annoying and quite amusing at the same time.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on July 29, 2011, 12:02:25 PM

And there's the inability to make a clear distinction between fiction and reality.

that might actually explain his posts  :laugh_mini:
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on July 29, 2011, 12:24:44 PM

And there's the inability to make a clear distinction between fiction and reality.
 
I hate it when people do that.  No examples of this, but it's both annoying and quite amusing at the same time.


I dare you to explain how my post is an example of not being able to make a distinction between fantasy and reality.

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Freakshow on July 29, 2011, 12:27:33 PM

I dare you to explain how my post is an example of not being able to make a distinction between fantasy and reality.

I'll answer your question with another question:  "Who's the better president, Barack Obama or Morgan Freeman?".
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on July 29, 2011, 12:33:21 PM
I'll answer your question with another question:  "Who's the better president, Barack Obama or Morgan Freeman?".

That's not an answer, that's just a diversion.

Hint:  Someone who uses fictional examples of death when they claim they're against the death penalty, is still expressing their real, actual views. 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on July 29, 2011, 12:36:31 PM
That's not an answer, that's just a diversion.

Hint:  Someone who uses fictional examples of death when they claim they're against the death penalty, is still expressing their real, actual views. 

there's a huge difference between what Rorschach did and death penalty.  one is an act of vengeance on a person who was never given a fair trial.  the other happens after a man is convicted by a jury of his own peers and assigned the death penalty by the judge.  one is not a painless death.  one is a painless death.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on July 29, 2011, 12:39:12 PM
there's a huge difference between what Rorschach did and death penalty.  one is an act of vengeance on a person who was never given a fair trial.  the other happens after a man is convicted by a jury of his own peers and assigned the death penalty by the judge.  one is not a painless death.  one is a painless death.

True.

That doesn't make what Rorschach did wrong.  The man was a child killer.  I'd do the same thing myself.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on July 29, 2011, 12:50:35 PM
True.

That doesn't make what Rorschach did wrong.  The man was a child killer.  I'd do the same thing myself.

but you can be against what rorschach did and be FOR the death penalty.  you are making the jump that because someone is against rorschach's action they MUST be against the death penalty.

and really, even if they are against the death penalty...who cares?  is it really that big of a deal that someone disagrees with you? 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: dj unstable on July 29, 2011, 09:21:02 PM
dan trolling the streets of branford dressed as the coon
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on July 29, 2011, 10:05:34 PM
I'd do the same thing myself.


please go do justice stuff dan. we need a local hero in ct.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Freakshow on July 30, 2011, 01:21:46 AM

please go do justice stuff dan. we need a local hero in ct.

JTB can write the book.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on July 30, 2011, 10:59:25 AM

please go do justice stuff dan. we need a local hero in ct.

Wayne Cooke is stealing my thunder with his crusade against evil.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on July 30, 2011, 11:01:49 AM
JTB can write the book.

I..I think I can get a writer a little better than JTB...  ^_^;

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on August 01, 2011, 02:01:02 AM
I don't think JA likes me too much..

Not sure if I'm annoyed or resigned, though...  Maybe both.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on August 01, 2011, 03:01:23 AM
Goddamn it..

I want fried dough pizza now, really bad.  But it's far too late for that..

I'm..  annoyed.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on August 06, 2011, 01:09:28 AM
This is some years old now, but still annoys me:

I applied for a postal job under "New Haven County".  New Haven is also it's own city/town, but my town, Branford, is considered part of New Haven County, so I thought the job covered all areas in this county (And had good reason to believe that, as my temp job was also listed in New Haven, in my town of Branford.)

So, apply for the job, attend the test, wait while this lady gives a long winded speech, and after about two hours speak directly with her, and she tells me New Haven County in this case means New Haven City.  I kind of try and laugh it off, and explain New Haven City isn't where I intended to work, and she suddenly gets all cold..  Actually, she gets snippy, acts pissed that I wouldn't want to work in her city, dismisses me, and doesn't say another word until I leave.

Sorry lady, but New Haven is a shithole.  I wish I told her that when I had a chance, but decided to take the high road, but still.. 

There's jobs I'd take in New Haven, sure, but a postal worker?  No way..

And frankly, while I love my own town, I could see someone saying a LOT of bad things about it.  I could say some bad things myself..  Which is why I get kind of pissed off when someones like "ZOMG MY TOWN" and treats you like the enemy just because you don't revere their home.

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on August 14, 2011, 01:38:51 PM
Went shopping for phones, and at Best Buy they had these flip phones for about 349..  Not smart phones, just flip phones.  Right next to the stand, they had those phones for use with mobile cards, selling for around 40 dollars and seemed to have every bit of functionality of the expensive flip phones, and also seemed about as well built.

Why the price difference?  What do the expensive flip phones have over the cheapo ones?  Is it just a marketing ploy where they price gogue their phones so people think they're getting a good deal when they get a discount for resign their contract?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on August 14, 2011, 01:57:35 PM
Went shopping for phones, and at Best Buy they had these flip phones for about 349..  Not smart phones, just flip phones.  Right next to the stand, they had those phones for use with mobile cards, selling for around 40 dollars and seemed to have every bit of functionality of the expensive flip phones, and also seemed about as well built.

Why the price difference?  What do the expensive flip phones have over the cheapo ones?  Is it just a marketing ploy where they price gogue their phones so people think they're getting a good deal when they get a discount for resign their contract?

well, since you've give no specifics, i can only assume the cheaper phones are either A) cheap phones or B) require a year or 2 contract.

metro pcs charges full price for their phones because they have no contract and a low monthly fee for unlimited everything.  t-mobile has similar no contract plans, but again, full price on phones.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on August 14, 2011, 02:10:46 PM
well, since you've give no specifics, i can only assume the cheaper phones are either A) cheap phones or B) require a year or 2 contract.

metro pcs charges full price for their phones because they have no contract and a low monthly fee for unlimited everything.  t-mobile has similar no contract plans, but again, full price on phones.

Same for Virgin Mobile.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on August 14, 2011, 11:18:41 PM
well, since you've give no specifics, i can only assume the cheaper phones are either A) cheap phones or B) require a year or 2 contract.

Basically, they're flip phones in the vein of a Razor, and have roughly the same capabilities.
 
 I owned the expensive one before, and tried the cheap one, and I can't find any real differences in functionality, aside from some minor differences like being able to have a wallpaper on the main screen and on a secondary screen on top of the phone, while the cheap one only lets you snap a picture for a wallpaper on the main screen, and only shows the time on the secondary screen..
 

Quote
metro pcs charges full price for their phones because they have no contract and a low monthly fee for unlimited everything.  t-mobile has similar no contract plans, but again, full price on phones.

The more expensive is only cheap without a contract.

Basically, the way it works is if you buy the phone outright, you pay full price, in this case 349 or so..  If you sign a contract, they sell it to you for 40 or 50 bucks, give or take.

But the cheap one is cheap no matter what you do..  Still, having tried it, it certainly doesn't seem cheap compared to the expensive phone.  Both have a camera, both have a little web browser, both let you shop for games and such..  Unless I'm missing something, there's nothing one phone can't do that the other can.

The expensive one does have chrome, though.  So, maybe it's a difference in materials or construction..?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on August 14, 2011, 11:23:40 PM
Basically, they're flip phones in the vein of a Razor, and have roughly the same capabilities.
 
 I owned the expensive one before, and tried the cheap one, and I can't find any real differences in functionality, aside from some minor differences like being able to have a wallpaper on the main screen and on a secondary screen on top of the phone, while the cheap one only lets you snap a picture for a wallpaper on the main screen, and only shows the time on the secondary screen..

unless you can provide model numbers, we can't really figure out why one is less expensive than the other.
 

The more expensive is only cheap without a contract.

huh?  the expensive phone is less expensive if you DON'T get a contact?

Basically, the way it works is if you buy the phone outright, you pay full price, in this case 349 or so..  If you sign a contract, they sell it to you for 40 or 50 bucks, give or take.

i belive that's what i said.

But the cheap one is cheap no matter what you do..  Still, having tried it, it certainly doesn't seem cheap compared to the expensive phone.  Both have a camera, both have a little web browser, both let you shop for games and such..  Unless I'm missing something, there's nothing one phone can't do that the other can.

The expensive one does have chrome, though.  So, maybe it's a difference in materials or construction..?

like i said, w/o the model numbers, it's pretty impossible for anyone to answer your questions.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on August 16, 2011, 03:37:32 AM
So the main headline of the front page of the New Haven Register was about the leader of CT's independent party offering his parties votes if the Democrat or Republican gives him a position in return.  Kind of scandelous, I guess, but front page news?..

They tried playing it up like it's as bad as selling Obama's seat, but I don't see it that way..  Basically, this political back scratching happens in parties all the time, right?  Republicans appoint Republicans to choice positions, and usually get something in exchange, and vice versa..  What makes this different is the guy was from a different party, and both party candidates ratted him out to the public..

I'm not saying I condone this, I just don't think this is major news, and a waste of front page space.

But this is the same paper that put the US credit being downgraded way in the bottom corner of the front page, so this is no surprise..
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on August 16, 2011, 03:49:43 AM
You know what's really annoying?  Handicap spots.

I touched on this awhile back, but the premise of my annoyance is:  They serve no real purpose.

I'm not begrudging them their spots out of spite, though..  I'm not annoyed that they get the spots.  I'm annoyed that someone thinks the concept is a good idea, when it clearly isn't.  Wheelchair ramps are a good idea, because without  them a person in a wheelchair wouldn't get access to certain buildings..  Automatic doors are a good idea, because some people lack the strength to open heavier doors.  Handicap spots are a good idea because you're ensuring someone only has to walk 20 feet instead of 40 feet?  Hell, should they even leave their car, if they can't make it across a parking lot..?

  Personally, I prefer parking about halfway down a parking lot anyways...  I like to walk.

That said, I can see where handicap spots could be a good idea, like at a doctors office where some truely crippled seniors can just about get from the car to their wheelchairs, or barely get from the car to the door using their walkers..  Generally, that's not the kind of people who take up handicap spots, though.  Often, these supposed handicapped people get around just fine, sometimes staying on their feet for hours browsing the stores...
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on August 16, 2011, 09:54:29 AM
you know what annoys me?  crutches for people with only one broken leg.  why can't they just hop?  instead their crutches have to take the space of two people as they hobble down the sidewalk.  this means i have to walk in the gutter or on the grass.  if they would just hop, then i could continue walking by them w/o having to move.

and i'm talking about the normal people.  not people with cains who can't hop around.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on August 16, 2011, 11:12:08 AM
You think people with crutches should hop everywhere with nothing to support them?  Really?  Really?!
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on August 16, 2011, 11:14:22 AM
DanCrazy has officially jumped the shark.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on August 16, 2011, 11:15:29 AM
You think people with crutches should hop everywhere with nothing to support them?  Really?  Really?!

well, yeah.  that way they don't get in my way.  crawling is out because i might not see them and i could trip and hurt myself.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on August 16, 2011, 12:07:11 PM
One my my biggest pet peeves:

Who the FUCK are these citizen advocacy groups and activists that push for new laws all the time?  For example, once upon a time, the minimum drinking age varied by state.  But, because of some study that claimed lower drinking ages = higher teen fatalties (Because lord knows one study is all you need, and multiple studies never contradict each other), activist groups pressured their states to raise the drinking age back up.  Some states resisted, so the feds step in and make the minimum drinking age national, based on the same study.

Personally, I think that's bs, since England seems to get by fine with a lower drinking age, but that's not the point..  The point is, do these people have lives?  I mean, do they just hang around digging for statistics and figuring out ways to pressure the government into passing new laws or something?  Instead of surfing the web for internet porn, they surf for the latest gun fatality stories, or proof that trans fats are bad and should be banned (Like they've done in Europe), or whatever the agenda of the week is..?

Don't they work long hours like we do, watch tv or movies like we do, maybe worry about what their kids are doing in school, or what they're going to be doing with their friends that night, or whether or not they can afford to fix the siding on their house...  You know, normal stuff? 



Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on August 16, 2011, 12:38:30 PM
This is some years old now, but still annoys me:

I applied for a postal job under "New Haven County".  New Haven is also it's own city/town, but my town, Branford, is considered part of New Haven County, so I thought the job covered all areas in this county (And had good reason to believe that, as my temp job was also listed in New Haven, in my town of Branford.)

So, apply for the job, attend the test, wait while this lady gives a long winded speech, and after about two hours speak directly with her, and she tells me New Haven County in this case means New Haven City.  I kind of try and laugh it off, and explain New Haven City isn't where I intended to work, and she suddenly gets all cold..  Actually, she gets snippy, acts pissed that I wouldn't want to work in her city, dismisses me, and doesn't say another word until I leave.

Sorry lady, but New Haven is a shithole.  I wish I told her that when I had a chance, but decided to take the high road, but still.. 

There's jobs I'd take in New Haven, sure, but a postal worker?  No way..

And frankly, while I love my own town, I could see someone saying a LOT of bad things about it.  I could say some bad things myself..  Which is why I get kind of pissed off when someones like "ZOMG MY TOWN" and treats you like the enemy just because you don't revere their home.
can't hold it against someone for not wanting to walk around the 4th most violent city in america for a living. I don't even like driving through some parts of new haven, the ville, the hill, etc.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on August 16, 2011, 12:50:34 PM
Did the Feds actually make a mandatory drinking age?  I thought they used the threat of withholding road funds to make states implement the drinking age of 21.  Same outcome, but the Feds didn't actually institute a federal law per se.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on August 16, 2011, 12:53:57 PM
You think people with crutches should hop everywhere with nothing to support them?  Really?  Really?!

Dude, seriously.

I already addressed this in my "I can see how it could be smart if.." line.  And how often do you see someone hobbling out of a handicap spot into a store or mall or someplace.  Not very often. 

Usually, the people that take up handicap spots get around just fine. 

People automatically associate handicap spot with cripple, when that's simply not how it works..  Usually, the people who get handicap stickers have no problems cutting their own grass or staying on their feet for some hours..
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on August 16, 2011, 12:56:09 PM
Did the Feds actually make a mandatory drinking age?  I thought they used the threat of withholding road funds to make states implement the drinking age of 21.  Same outcome, but the Feds didn't actually institute a federal law per se.

Well, like you said, it's the same thing..

But yeah, you're right.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on August 16, 2011, 12:59:19 PM
DanCrazy has officially jumped the shark.

You're late to the party there.

But I'm right. 

One of the qualifications of getting a handicap sticker is not being able to walk more than 200 feet without stopping.  That's pretty weak, imo..

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on August 16, 2011, 01:13:18 PM
You're late to the party there.

But I'm right. 

One of the qualifications of getting a handicap sticker is not being able to walk more than 200 feet without stopping.  That's pretty weak, imo..



lets say you're right (you aren't).  why does it annoy you?  you just said you prefer to park farther away because you want to walk farther.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on August 16, 2011, 01:30:58 PM
You're late to the party there.

But I'm right. 

One of the qualifications of getting a handicap sticker is not being able to walk more than 200 feet without stopping.  That's pretty weak, imo..

No, you're not right. What you're basically saying is, is that handicapped people shouldn't get the prime parking spots, and screw them if they have to make it all the way across a massive parking lot (have you SEEN the size of some of the huge retailers parking lots?), despite the fact that they require a wheelchair, or those crutches that strap to the arms and they can barely move their legs.
 
In your point, you said:
 
Quote from: LoonieDan
Handicap spots are a good idea because you're ensuring someone only has to walk 20 feet instead of 40 feet?

Serious? That amounts to like a two, maybe three parking spot difference. You're guaranteeing that each and every time a handicapped person comes to the store they can park that close, and not all the way across the lot?
 
Those spots are designed to give those with handicaps (cripple or no, and yes, cripple is not the sole definition of handicapped) the best ease-of-access to the store or location.
 
If you said you were simply pissed because people abuse those spots (and there are some that do) then I'd agree with you, but I have no problem with people that actually need the spots having them.
 
Sounds to me like you're just pissed because you can't park closer to the store yourself.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on August 16, 2011, 01:40:32 PM
In a similar vein, I hate it when people park their motorcycles in car parking spaces. Yes, I know that's allowed, but when you're hiding your little Vespa between two cars in a spot, and driving up it looks like an open spot, and then it's like someone stole it away at the last second.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on August 16, 2011, 01:49:46 PM
Let's give Dan a chance to backpedal and redeem yourself. Dan, you meant you hate that handicapped spaces are abused the way they are, right Dan? I'd guess that 50% of the stickers out there are being used by friends or relatives - that's what you meant Dan, right?  :good_mini:
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on August 16, 2011, 01:54:45 PM
In a similar vein, I hate it when people park their motorcycles in car parking spaces. Yes, I know that's allowed, but when you're hiding your little Vespa between two cars in a spot, and driving up it looks like an open spot, and then it's like someone stole it away at the last second.

I feel the same way about compact cars. Do you have to pull all the way in?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on August 16, 2011, 02:17:04 PM
Let's give Dan a chance to backpedal and redeem yourself. Dan, you meant you hate that handicapped spaces are abused the way they are, right Dan? I'd guess that 50% of the stickers out there are being used by friends or relatives - that's what you meant Dan, right?  :good_mini:

That, and I think the standards are a little lax. 

I love my grandfather, but he doesn't really need a handicap sticker, yet he qualifies for one.  This is the same man who spends all day out in his yard, cuts his own grass, does all the shopping for his nearly crippled wife..  He's anything but handicapped, imo.

The proverbial person hobbling on crutches, in a wheelchair, or people who could just about walk (Seen a lot of poor elderly souls like this) are the sorts I'd have no issue with using handicap spaces. 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on August 16, 2011, 03:43:37 PM
At a supermarket, a guy asks for pre heated chicken strips and turkey breast.  The guy behind the counter says they're all out of turkey breast, but says they have a few bags of boneless fried chicken left..  The guy asks to see the kids manager.  The manager comes over, and the guy starts SHOUTING at her!  I mean, he's just chewing her out, calling her and the whole staff incompetent, saying there's no excuse for not having what he's looking for at dinner hour, and just ranting..  The manager kept her cool and calmly explained there's a limit to their production capacity, and while they try and put out enough to last the day sometimes demand exceed supply, but he just screams they should buy another oven or two..

What's wrong with some people? 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on August 16, 2011, 04:26:58 PM
Yeah, there's always a way to deal with situations like that without being "that way".
 
You'll get a lot more accomplished being nice to someone rather than bitching them out. They want to try and make the store/business look bad, but they only really succeed in making themselves look like idiots.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on August 16, 2011, 04:47:51 PM
You'll get a lot more accomplished being nice to someone rather than bitching them out.


i'm gonna go out on a limb and say you've never worked in the customer service industry.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on August 16, 2011, 04:50:54 PM
At a supermarket, a guy asks for pre heated chicken strips and turkey breast.  The guy behind the counter says they're all out of turkey breast, but says they have a few bags of boneless fried chicken left..  The guy asks to see the kids manager.  The manager comes over, and the guy starts SHOUTING at her!  I mean, he's just chewing her out, calling her and the whole staff incompetent, saying there's no excuse for not having what he's looking for at dinner hour, and just ranting..  The manager kept her cool and calmly explained there's a limit to their production capacity, and while they try and put out enough to last the day sometimes demand exceed supply, but he just screams they should buy another oven or two..

What's wrong with some people? 

so what did you end up having for dinner?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on August 16, 2011, 05:02:21 PM

i'm gonna go out on a limb and say you've never worked in the customer service industry.

You'd be totally wrong. I've worked in two different call centers and managed both of them, so I've dealt with plenty of escalations.
 
I'm just saying that if I call in/visit a store somewhere and I have an issue, what are you as the business going to respond to more favorably? The person that's calm and explains their issue and is nice about it, or the person that rampages in and starts bitching everyone out?

I know I'm much more likely to be willing to deal with and help the first person out rather than the second who's screaming at everyone.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on August 16, 2011, 05:06:46 PM
the person who flips out is much more likely to get what they want. call up your cable company and yell at them and see what happens. you get a better price. call foot locker customer service and yell at them. say a store treated you bad and they'll send you a gift card. yelling is how you get shit done in customer service. you treat people in the industry nicely and they lie to your face and do whatever it takes to avoid actual work.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Jef Leopard on August 16, 2011, 05:09:09 PM
In my experience the screamers get more in the short term, whereas the polite person gets more in the long term.   So I guess it depends on if you are only ever dealing with a business 1 time, because then yes you will get more out of them.   But if you intend to deal with them on a consistent basis eventually they get to know you and stop caving.  And probably try to use every trick to fuck you over as well.   
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on August 16, 2011, 05:10:22 PM

so what did you end up having for dinner?

Not turkey breast, that's for sure.   :smile_mini:
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on August 16, 2011, 05:37:31 PM
I will get mad and yell at a business, but that's only as the last resort. I always come in calm and nice and try to deal with things rather politely and respectfully, because that's how I would like them to treat me. IF however, they are unreasonable and won't cave, then I'll start escalating things.
 
I have rarely, if ever, not gotten what I've wanted.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on August 16, 2011, 05:41:51 PM
In my experience the screamers get more in the short term, whereas the polite person gets more in the long term.   So I guess it depends on if you are only ever dealing with a business 1 time, because then yes you will get more out of them.   But if you intend to deal with them on a consistent basis eventually they get to know you and stop caving.  And probably try to use every trick to fuck you over as well.   

My experience as well. I'm not at all sociable when it comes to dealing with customer service folks, but every now any then, some of these places that know me will hook me up, and I tend to chalk this up to my not being one of their pain-in-the-ass customers.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on August 16, 2011, 05:43:07 PM

I have rarely, if ever, not gotten what I've wanted.

Yeah, why chew someone out for no reason?

And seriously, who expects a business to never run out of stock?  It happens.  They walk a fine line between putting out too much product and not selling it, eating the cost, or not putting out enough and losing profits..

They even offered to cook the guy some turkey breast, and he wouldn't have it (It takes some hours to cook, so I could understand him not wanting to wait, but what did he expect?)
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on August 16, 2011, 07:49:42 PM
gotta agree with freud here.  i've never gotten anywhere being nice when i have a problem with something.  they just put me off until i get pissed and ask to speak to a manager.  then all of a sudden i'm getting a resolution.

now, i've never yelled at the manager, but i have raised my voice a little.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Freakshow on August 16, 2011, 10:59:57 PM
Speaking as someone who has worked retention at a sub-prime credit card company, usually the only people who yell and scream to get what they want are covering up for something.  Sometimes they're just venting and calm down rather quickly.  Most of the time, though, they're screaming and yelling to try to cover up for something they lack.  Like a credit score that doesn't suck.

The best part was being called a thief and a liar, yet being able to see their credit rating right in front of you and understanding that these people are really only guided by basic, petty greed.

And yes, the writing is ALWAYS on the back.  In a big box in bold type.  Read your goddamn contract, assclown.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on August 17, 2011, 03:02:08 AM
So, a friend and I were having an argument/debate, I was pwning him, and I decided to help him along with his side a little and refine some points, and basically helped him beat me.  My friends call me the worst debater ever...

That annoyed me.    :dash_mini:

Is the concept of someone not caring about winning or losing an argument, but simply keeping the act of arguing going, too much to comprehend...? 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Beer_Baron on August 17, 2011, 03:28:55 AM
when groups of people loiter in architectural chokepoints (top or bottom of a set of stairs, in or around a doorway, middle of a narrow hallway, etc)

fuck, people, just move off to the side a little bit so that foot traffic can keep flowing
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on August 17, 2011, 03:59:37 AM
when groups of people loiter in architectural chokepoints (top or bottom of a set of stairs, in or around a doorway, middle of a narrow hallway, etc)

fuck, people, just move off to the side a little bit so that foot traffic can keep flowing

YES!

That is SO FREAKING ANNOYING!
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Jef Leopard on August 17, 2011, 05:19:53 AM
When I get off work at 10:30 on Tuesday and go to the only store in town that is:
A. Open
B. Stocks WWE DVD's

only to find they've already sold all their 2011 Money In The Bank DVD's.   

Other annoyances that i won't get in to ensured that the disappointment of not being able to watch what i wanted tonight actually was the highlight of my evening.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Handsome Padje on August 17, 2011, 06:15:48 AM
when groups of people loiter in architectural chokepoints (top or bottom of a set of stairs, in or around a doorway, middle of a narrow hallway, etc)

fuck, people, just move off to the side a little bit so that foot traffic can keep flowing

I think there is definitely something wrong with these people, similar to how babies think everything goes away when they cover their eyes. These guys think nothing can exist behind them. Sort of specifically referring to the types who get to the bottom of an escalator and then just stand still, deciding where to go, as people start crashing into them.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Horsehead on August 17, 2011, 08:10:32 AM
When I get off work at 10:30 on Tuesday and go to the only store in town that is:
A. Open
B. Stocks WWE DVD's

only to find they've already sold all their 2011 Money In The Bank DVD's.   

Other annoyances that i won't get in to ensured that the disappointment of not being able to watch what i wanted tonight actually was the highlight of my evening.

guessing you work a regular schedule 8 or 10 hours next time go to said store or another store that will be open before you go to work for said DVD so your dissapointment will turn into enjoyment after said work day is over.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on August 17, 2011, 08:13:47 PM
I think there is definitely something wrong with these people, similar to how babies think everything goes away when they cover their eyes. These guys think nothing can exist behind them. Sort of specifically referring to the types who get to the bottom of an escalator and then just stand still, deciding where to go, as people start crashing into them.

sounds like my daily commute
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on August 18, 2011, 12:02:50 AM

guessing you work a regular schedule 8 or 10 hours next time go to said store or another store that will be open before you go to work for said DVD so your dissapointment will turn into enjoyment after said work day is over.

I don't even bother with stores anymore..

Amazon never runs out of stock.  :D
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on August 18, 2011, 09:49:32 AM
when groups of people loiter in architectural chokepoints (top or bottom of a set of stairs, in or around a doorway, middle of a narrow hallway, etc)

fuck, people, just move off to the side a little bit so that foot traffic can keep flowing

This is a huge one for me. I actually get angry, not just annoyed.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: The_Spoiler on August 18, 2011, 10:40:39 AM
I think there is definitely something wrong with these people, similar to how babies think everything goes away when they cover their eyes. These guys think nothing can exist behind them. Sort of specifically referring to the types who get to the bottom of an escalator and then just stand still, deciding where to go, as people start crashing into them.

I disagree.  These types of people are the best - especially when the results of their indecision are posted to youtube.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Freakshow on August 18, 2011, 01:55:51 PM
when groups of people loiter in architectural chokepoints (top or bottom of a set of stairs, in or around a doorway, middle of a narrow hallway, etc)

fuck, people, just move off to the side a little bit so that foot traffic can keep flowing

I find this sort of thing happens most often in bars or poorly-planned concert venues.
 
And when you bump into these people, they have the nerve to look at you like you're the asshole.
 
I eventually gave up and just started barging through them with only a loud "comin' through" to warn them.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on August 18, 2011, 02:40:39 PM
subways/train stations too - especially people who aren't used to them
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: The_Spoiler on August 18, 2011, 02:58:10 PM
And when you bump into these people, they have the nerve to look at you like you're the asshole.
 

But...you are an..........nevermind.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Freakshow on August 18, 2011, 05:15:27 PM

But...you are an..........nevermind.

Why, I oughta...
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on August 19, 2011, 06:15:21 PM
The whole "You can't prove religion" crowing is pretty annoying...  It's usually done in the smuggest way possible, as if they've won some great argument by proving faith (http://upload.wikimedia.org/math/f/c/9/fc96ad814da494dec61f5128a498e508.png) science..

It's like if you're a smoker, and people keep telling you how bad for your health smoking is, and just won't shut up about it.  I KNOW smoking is bad for my health, leave me the fuck alone already...

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on August 19, 2011, 06:32:43 PM
The whole "You can't prove religion" crowing is pretty annoying...  It's usually done in the smuggest way possible, as if they've won some great argument by proving faith (http://upload.wikimedia.org/math/f/c/9/fc96ad814da494dec61f5128a498e508.png) science..

It's like if you're a smoker, and people keep telling you how bad for your health smoking is, and just won't shut up about it.  I KNOW smoking is bad for my health, leave me the fuck alone already...



my response to them: you're right.  you can't prove faith.  if you could, it would be science.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on August 19, 2011, 06:33:52 PM
The whole "You can't prove religion" crowing is pretty annoying...  It's usually done in the smuggest way possible, as if they've won some great argument by proving faith (http://upload.wikimedia.org/math/f/c/9/fc96ad814da494dec61f5128a498e508.png) science..

It's like if you're a smoker, and people keep telling you how bad for your health smoking is, and just won't shut up about it.  I KNOW smoking is bad for my health, leave me the fuck alone already...



Some people think you can prove religion, or they think the evidence for it is, at least equal to the evidence against it.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Freakshow on August 19, 2011, 10:32:04 PM
Some people think you can prove religion, or they think the evidence for it is, at least equal to the evidence against it.

aw man, ur turin me apart here
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on August 20, 2011, 01:51:54 AM
Some people think you can prove religion, or they think the evidence for it is, at least equal to the evidence against it.

That's faith for you.

As long as they're not going out of their way to force their views on you, I don't see why it's so important to force yours on them.

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on August 20, 2011, 03:32:45 AM
That's faith for you.

As long as they're not going out of their way to force their views on you, I don't see why it's so important to force yours on them.

If they don't, I don't. What's more, I don't get my undies in a knot over silly trivia like having "Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance, or having "In God We Trust" on our money, or hearing "God Bless America" at the end of every important Presidential speech. One could certainly argue that those are examples of the government endorsing religious faith, and in principle, I think I have reasonable cause to respond. But I don't. Because it's simply not worth the trouble. I also enjoy most Christmas music, along with many of the other pagan elements that Christians have appropriated for their holiday.

When it's political candidates running for office, then things are different. What people honestly believe about the world we live in will inevitably have an effect on their decision-making - there's simply no way around it. If folks like Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann honestly believe the Creator of the Universe speaks to them, and that prayer is an effective method for solving our problems, it needs to be called out as religious bullshit. There was a poll just last year which concluded that 41% of Americans (not just Christians) believe that the 2nd Coming of Jesus Christ will either 'probably' of 'definitely' occur by 2050.

So no, Perry and Bachmann are not forcing their beliefs on me, but the liabilities of what they believe couldn't be much more obvious. If they want the nuclear launch codes, they need to do better than to throw up their hands and expect their faith to be off-limits to serious questioning. "Leave me alone" is not a valid answer.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on August 21, 2011, 01:30:02 AM
Stuff keeps breaking under my bed, and it sank at least 3 feet or more.


What a piece of junk.  I find this VERY annoying..
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on August 21, 2011, 10:58:45 AM
this thread has become very annoying.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on August 21, 2011, 11:25:03 AM
Wish some people would stay out of my thread altogether..  They're very annoying.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Solipsist on August 22, 2011, 10:11:44 AM
Stuff keeps breaking under my bed, and it sank at least 3 feet or more.

I'm not sure I understand. By "stuff" do you mean your floor? The only thing under my bed is the floor. Your floor has sank three feet?

I mean, maybe a leg has fractured and you somehow consider that "under" your bed because it's under the part you use to sleep, but that still doesn't sound right.

Unless you have arranged several stacks of boxes to set your mattress and your weight has compressed them. Do you not own a frame?

Furthermore, is that what really happens to packages lost in the mail? When a delivery comes in that's just the right shape and just the right height and just the right density to replace a worn out cornerstone of Snooze Plateau you take it for yourself?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: The_Spoiler on August 22, 2011, 10:32:44 AM
I'm not sure I understand. By "stuff" do you mean your floor? The only thing under my bed is the floor. Your floor has sank three feet?

I mean, maybe a leg has fractured and you somehow consider that "under" your bed because it's under the part you use to sleep, but that still doesn't sound right.

Unless you have arranged several stacks of boxes to set your mattress and your weight has compressed them. Do you not own a frame?

Furthermore, is that what really happens to packages lost in the mail? When a delivery comes in that's just the right shape and just the right height and just the right density to replace a worn out cornerstone of Snooze Plateau you take it for yourself?

Perhaps he sleeps on a bunk bed.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Freakshow on August 22, 2011, 11:07:25 AM
IMHO, it's just the natural shifting of the mounds of insect carcasses.
 
Lift the bed a little and shake it to equalize the distribution.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on August 22, 2011, 09:41:57 PM
These women that pay for everything with checks, which they write out at the last minute.  And than it doesn't go through...

And everyone in line loses ten to fifteen minutes of their life.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on August 22, 2011, 10:03:04 PM
These women that pay for everything with checks, which they write out at the last minute.  And than it doesn't go through...

And everyone in line loses ten to fifteen minutes of their life.

If you're paying for something with a personal check in this day and age, it's generally a pretty good indication you don't actually have the money to afford what it is you're buying.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on August 22, 2011, 10:09:52 PM
If you're paying for something with a personal check in this day and age, it's generally a pretty good indication you don't actually have the money to afford what it is you're buying.

or you are used to it and don't want to learn how to use a card...or don't trust it or whatever.  i know lots of well off people who still write checks.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on August 22, 2011, 10:23:08 PM
If you're paying for something with a personal check in this day and age, it's generally a pretty good indication you don't actually have the money to afford what it is you're buying.


any time i see someone pull out a checkbook at work i get instantly suspicious (unless they're really old). they almost always decline.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on August 29, 2011, 01:37:57 AM
For some reason, I can't find a mouthwash that will tell me, in simple terms, how much of it to use per use. I bought the CVS brand X version today, because it came with a pouring cap. But no pour-to line on the inside of the cap, and the instructions tell me to use 2/3 oz, or 20 ml, or 4 tablespoons. In other words, three units of measure that you'd need to be a chemist in order to eyeball correctly.


Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on August 29, 2011, 08:29:18 AM
why don't you just put some mouthwash in your mouth and swish it around like a normal person?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on August 29, 2011, 08:50:43 AM
uh, yeah.  you aren't drinking it. 

it's dependent on your mouth size.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on August 29, 2011, 01:00:06 PM
uh, yeah.  you aren't drinking it. 

it's dependent on your mouth size.


Incorrect. If that were the case, they wouldn't bother to offer any sort of precise measurement of how much to use.

It's the fact that they went out of their way to be helpful, without actually succeeding, that I find irritating.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on August 29, 2011, 01:13:47 PM
Incorrect. If that were the case, they wouldn't bother to offer any sort of precise measurement of how much to use.

It's the fact that they went out of their way to be helpful, without actually succeeding, that I find irritating.

you're the first person i know who wants to measure this. 

they were helpful to include a cup (most people don't have these in their bathrooms).

you're treading into crazy dan territory.  emphasis on crazy.  :-\
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on August 29, 2011, 01:18:37 PM
It's the fact that they went out of their way to be helpful, without actually succeeding, that I find irritating.

Your previous post said: 2/3 oz, or 20 ml, or 4 tablespoons
 
How much more precise do they need to be? Usually I just fill the cap of the lid. Other than that, grab a measuring cup and put 20 ml in it and use that. I don't see how more precise they can get than that.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: TH on August 29, 2011, 01:42:37 PM
Incorrect. If that were the case, they wouldn't bother to offer any sort of precise measurement of how much to use.

It's the fact that they went out of their way to be helpful, without actually succeeding, that I find irritating.


It's mouthwash. Christ.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on August 29, 2011, 01:46:52 PM

Your previous post said: 2/3 oz, or 20 ml, or 4 tablespoons
 
How much more precise do they need to be? Usually I just fill the cap of the lid. Other than that, grab a measuring cup and put 20 ml in it and use that. I don't see how more precise they can get than that.

I don't own a measuring cup. I would buy one expressly for this purpose, but I wouldn't want Chus to think I'm turning into CrazyDan.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on August 29, 2011, 01:47:57 PM

It's mouthwash. Christ.


blacklight is john goodman in that one scene of big lebowski. "am i the only one who gives a shit about the rules?" that's him, about everything.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on August 29, 2011, 01:50:08 PM
I don't own a measuring cup. I would buy one expressly for this purpose, but I wouldn't want Chus to think I'm turning into CrazyDan.

you are turning into crazy dan because...

A) you want to precisely measure the amount of mouth wash you use

and/or

B) it bothers you that they give you precise measurements for mouthwash use, but the cup they provide doesn't have measurements on it.

eta: and C) you care what i think...
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on August 29, 2011, 01:57:55 PM

B) it bothers you that they give you precise measurements for mouthwash use, but the cup they provide doesn't have measurements on it.

Correct. It's the principle of the thing, dammit.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: The_Spoiler on August 29, 2011, 02:00:15 PM
I don't own a measuring cup. I would buy one expressly for this purpose, but I wouldn't want Chus to think I'm turning into CrazyDan.

So wait...you do not own a measuring cup {which can be useful for all manner of purposes where a precise liquid or powder measurement might be required}; but you would be willing to buy one to suit a purpose where all you really need to do is figure out what a "mouthful" is? ??? ?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: bryce on August 29, 2011, 02:03:10 PM

 Christ.

this thread
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on August 29, 2011, 09:54:03 PM
I take a shot straight of the bottle like a real man.  Is it the correct amount?  I ain't care.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 01, 2011, 12:23:18 AM
but I wouldn't want Chus to think I'm turning into CrazyDan.

What's wrong with that?

Better than becoming a Chus, or a JA (As in, at least I stand by my convictions, or try and contribute something useful instead of just talking to talk..)

Seriously, 99.9 percent of A1 posters here are self rightous jackasses.  JA's the worst of them all.

Spoiler, BobbyR, and Beer_Baron are about the only posters worth a damn on this entire site.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Beer_Baron on September 01, 2011, 12:59:22 AM
What's wrong with that?

Better than becoming a Chus, or a JA (As in, at least I stand by my convictions, or try and contribute something useful instead of just talking to talk..)

Seriously, 99.9 percent of A1 posters here are self rightous jackasses.  JA's the worst of them all.

Spoiler, BobbyR, and Beer_Baron are about the only posters worth a damn on this entire site.

me?  80% of my posts are sarcasm, the rest is drivel.

and please don't badmouth JA, k thanks
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on September 01, 2011, 01:15:12 AM
What's wrong with that?

Better than becoming a Chus, or a JA (As in, at least I stand by my convictions, or try and contribute something useful instead of just talking to talk..)

Seriously, 99.9 percent of A1 posters here are self rightous jackasses.  JA's the worst of them all.

Spoiler, BobbyR, and Beer_Baron are about the only posters worth a damn on this entire site.

Wow, someone pissed in your cornflakes this morning. So we're all jackasses because we don't always necessarily agree with your opinion?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 01, 2011, 01:18:29 AM
Hong Kong Phooey is racist?

Well, maybe..  But it's kind of annoying seeing people get bent out of shape over it.  Not like it's a show that's going to perpetuate racism, it's just a goofy show...
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 01, 2011, 01:32:29 AM
me?  80% of my posts are sarcasm, the rest is drivel.

and please don't badmouth JA, k thanks

JA sucks.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 01, 2011, 01:33:47 AM

Wow, someone pissed in your cornflakes this morning. So we're all jackasses because we don't always necessarily agree with your opinion?

No.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: The_Spoiler on September 01, 2011, 08:26:56 AM
Spoiler, BobbyR, and Beer_Baron are about the only posters worth a damn on this entire site.

+2
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: The_Spoiler on September 01, 2011, 08:28:23 AM
Hong Kong Phooey is racist?

Well, maybe..  But it's kind of annoying seeing people get bent out of shape over it.  Not like it's a show that's going to perpetuate racism, it's just a goofy show...

Wasn't Hong Kong Phooey canceled like 37 years ago?   People are really debating this?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on September 01, 2011, 08:35:51 AM
BobbyR posts 2-3 times a week. Hard to suck with that littl output
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on September 01, 2011, 10:13:40 AM
Considering DocSavage's view of the world, I think I'm happy being considered a self-righteous jackass as opposed to someone who he appreciates.  I'll wear that like a badge of honor.
 
Sincerely,
 
Self-Righteous Jackass #8
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 01, 2011, 12:41:55 PM
Considering DocSavage's view of the world, I think I'm happy being considered a self-righteous jackass as opposed to someone who he appreciates.  I'll wear that like a badge of honor.
 
Sincerely,
 
Self-Righteous Jackass #8

Whoops, I meant to put you in with the other group.

I was drunk, my bad.  :D

Edit:

And I'm obviously hung over, because I thought you were Zandrax.  Shit.


Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 01, 2011, 12:46:24 PM
BobbyR posts 2-3 times a week. Hard to suck with that littl output

I'll cop, and admit I overreacted...  But not without being provoked.

All things considered, I still think JA sucks.  That I won't apologize for, though I recognize it's incredible trolly bringing it up and won't do so again...  (Unless provoked, of course..  Lets also call a spade a spade and admit doing things like calling my world views warped or claiming you don't want to be accused of being "Crazydan" aren't much classier than saying "Screw you"..)

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 01, 2011, 01:20:17 PM

Wasn't Hong Kong Phooey canceled like 37 years ago?   People are really debating this?

Probably inspired by that Boom channel on some AT&T cable packages.  They play it every night.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: dj unstable on September 01, 2011, 07:00:56 PM
I'd prior restrain the hell out of the Krajew
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 02, 2011, 12:29:37 AM
I'd prior restrain the hell out of the Krajew

Whatever for?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 02, 2011, 12:36:25 AM
Being past my school days annoys me...

Especially the parts where you can get away with anything short of murder, and get a slap on the wrist..  You know, like playing a game of deadarm or bloody knuckles.  Or like those AWESOME fights we used to get in as kids, giving some poor shmuck a bloody nose, breaking ribs, putting them in a chicken wing and cranking it as they screamed, laughing all the while...

I think we've all been there.  :D

Sure, people get in fights all the time even after school, but the jail thing sucks...  No letting them work it out themselves, it becomes a crime against the community or some shit..
 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on September 02, 2011, 10:52:39 AM
I wouldn't want Chus to think I'm turning into CrazyDan.
 

What's wrong with that?

Being past my school days annoys me...

Especially the parts where you can get away with anything short of murder, and get a slap on the wrist..  You know, like playing a game of deadarm or bloody knuckles.  Or like those AWESOME fights we used to get in as kids, giving some poor shmuck a bloody nose, breaking ribs, putting them in a chicken wing and cranking it as they screamed, laughing all the while...

I think we've all been there.  :D

Sure, people get in fights all the time even after school, but the jail thing sucks...  No letting them work it out themselves, it becomes a crime against the community or some shit..
 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 02, 2011, 11:48:56 AM
Do you know someone like this:

He brags about his awesome car, or computer, or smart phone, or trip, but when you tell them something you're proud of they act disinterested..  Or, he'll brag until you own the same thing he does, than he'll act like owning it's no big deal.

If you have something he doesn't, he'll soon get a better version of it.

People like that are fairly annoying, imo..


Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 02, 2011, 11:50:36 AM


Meh, I'm not saying I picked fights, but I sure as fuck enjoyed the ones I got in..

That's a pretty normal, common thing growing up.  The neighborhood kids used to get into fights all the time, and it was no big thing..
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: The_Spoiler on September 02, 2011, 02:39:44 PM
Do you know someone like this:

He brags about his awesome car, or computer, or smart phone, or trip, but when you tell them something you're proud of they act disinterested..  Or, he'll brag until you own the same thing he does, than he'll act like owning it's no big deal.

If you have something he doesn't, he'll soon get a better version of it.

People like that are fairly annoying, imo..

Did your cousin just get a PS 2 or something?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: bryce on September 02, 2011, 02:41:29 PM
hey spolis,

i think he's getting awfully close to 'letting god decide"
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 02, 2011, 02:43:49 PM

Did your cousin just get a PS 2 or something?

See?  I get a 360, and he one ups me with a PS2.  :D

And what does byrce mean with "Letting God decide"?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on September 02, 2011, 03:47:09 PM
My boss, Leslie, does a related thing where she'll wasting hours of everyone else's life bitching about her personal problems (like the fact she has to pay bills), but the moment you even hint that you too have bills to pay, she'll immediately try to one-up you with another one of her life's problems - as though it's suddenly YOU who's complaining about things that everyone has to put up with.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 02, 2011, 03:54:56 PM
My boss, Leslie, does a related thing where she'll wasting hours of everyone else's life bitching about her personal problems (like the fact she has to pay bills), but the moment you even hint that you too have bills to pay, she'll immediately try to one-up you with another one of her life's problems - as though it's suddenly YOU who's complaining about things that everyone has to put up with.

Ooh, I know some people like that too, and they're pretty annoying.

This one guy complains about how hard they're working him at his job, and and when I tell him I can relate because I've been working 6-7 day weeks, 11 hour days on average, he's like "NO, YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND!"

Okaaaayyyyy..  ¬¬
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 02, 2011, 09:28:49 PM
This is a big one:

Anal retentive assholes.  I can't understand those kinds of people..  They never just relax, they get upset about the stupidest shit, they're impossible to deal with, and usually annoying...

My motto is to just relax.  Don't sweat the small stuff..  Easygoing.  I guess I just can't relate to those types..
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on September 02, 2011, 09:30:26 PM
This is a big one:

Anal retentive assholes.  I can't understand those kinds of people..  They never just relax, they get upset about the stupidest shit, they're impossible to deal with, and usually annoying...

My motto is to just relax.  Don't sweat the small stuff..  Easygoing.  I guess I just can't relate to those types..


 :-X
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: TH on September 03, 2011, 08:45:04 AM
This is a big one:

Anal retentive assholes.  I can't understand those kinds of people..  They never just relax, they get upset about the stupidest shit, they're impossible to deal with, and usually annoying...

My motto is to just relax.  Don't sweat the small stuff..  Easygoing.  I guess I just can't relate to those types..

Yep, 25 pages of not sweating the small stuff RIGHT HERE.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on September 06, 2011, 10:10:51 AM
here's a real minor annoyance: when newspapers and magazines use the term "funnyman" when they mean comedian or comic. Don't know why but that grates on me.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: TH on September 06, 2011, 01:47:43 PM
Considering DocSavage's view of the world, I think I'm happy being considered a self-righteous jackass as opposed to someone who he appreciates.  I'll wear that like a badge of honor.
 
Sincerely,
 
Self-Righteous Jackass #8

#1 reporting for duty, sir.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Torgo on September 06, 2011, 06:03:37 PM
here's a real minor annoyance: when newspapers and magazines use the term "funnyman" when they mean comedian or comic. Don't know why but that grates on me.

How about every mainstream wrestling article throwing in wrestling terminology throughout the entire thing? 

"The WWE has had a headlock on the ratings for the better part of a decade, and by tag teaming with corporate giant Mattel, they look to garner significant championship victories in the years to come."  You know, shit like that.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: bryce on September 06, 2011, 06:17:33 PM
#1 reporting for duty, sir.

n-word, please

what does that make me
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: TH on September 06, 2011, 07:10:11 PM
n-word, please

what does that make me

The Monarch. Duh.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on September 06, 2011, 07:11:37 PM
n-word, please

what does that make me

SRJ Zero
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 06, 2011, 07:27:29 PM
So I had breakfast at this local diner in Stony Creek, and took two of the store newspapers the place keeps out for patrons.  An old lady comes up to me and asks "May I have that paper?", and I give her one of them.  She says "I meant the other paper.  I always read it during breakfast."  So I tell her I'll bring it over when I finish..  She persisted, and eventually some of the other diners started taking her side, with one of them yelling "Give the old lady the paper!"  Finally, this one guy buys the lady her own paper, snarking "Keep on reading, buddy", and I retort with "She's wearing a mink coat!  She can probably afford her own paper!"  About a minute later the owner comes up and tells me he thinks I should move on.  I complain I just paid a lot of money for breakfast and wasn't ready to leave yet, and he gives me a refund,  tells me not to let the door hit me on the way out, and says he'd prefer if I took my business elsewhere from now on... 

How annoying.

But their loss.  They charge over 2 bucks just for a small coffee, no refills, and their entire menu is overpriced.. 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on September 06, 2011, 10:25:49 PM
that owner sounds like he could use some vigilante justice. maybe a good bullet to the kneecap, am i right?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Freakshow on September 06, 2011, 10:31:10 PM
This is a big one:

Anal retentive assholes.  I can't understand those kinds of people..  They never just relax, they get upset about the stupidest shit, they're impossible to deal with, and usually annoying...

My motto is to just relax.  Don't sweat the small stuff..  Easygoing.  I guess I just can't relate to those types..

Needs more punctuation.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Havok816 on September 07, 2011, 12:17:16 AM
So I had breakfast at this local diner in Stony Creek, and took two of the store newspapers the place keeps out for patrons.  An old lady comes up to me and asks "May I have that paper?", and I give her one of them.  She says "I meant the other paper.  I always read it during breakfast."  So I tell her I'll bring it over when I finish..  She persisted, and eventually some of the other diners started taking her side, with one of them yelling "Give the old lady the paper!"  Finally, this one guy buys the lady her own paper, snarking "Keep on reading, buddy", and I retort with "She's wearing a mink coat!  She can probably afford her own paper!"  About a minute later the owner comes up and tells me he thinks I should move on.  I complain I just paid a lot of money for breakfast and wasn't ready to leave yet, and he gives me a refund,  tells me not to let the door hit me on the way out, and says he'd prefer if I took my business elsewhere from now on... 

How annoying.

But their loss.  They charge over 2 bucks just for a small coffee, no refills, and their entire menu is overpriced.. 


Sounds like you could have bought your own paper too.  Though to be fair, if everyone was mad at you then you probably weren't the reasonable one.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 07, 2011, 12:28:42 AM
Sounds like you could have bought your own paper too.  Though to be fair, if everyone was mad at you then you probably weren't the reasonable one.

I clashed with the lady before, and she ALWAYS goes up to me for the paper, but I could see how it looked like I was the one being a dick, holding out on a sweet old woman...

I also dress like a slob, so that was a hit against me.  Jorts for life.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on September 07, 2011, 08:58:06 AM
How about every mainstream wrestling article throwing in wrestling terminology throughout the entire thing? 

"The WWE has had a headlock on the ratings for the better part of a decade, and by tag teaming with corporate giant Mattel, they look to garner significant championship victories in the years to come."  You know, shit like that.

yeah - there is a lot of lazy writing out there
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 08, 2011, 12:59:31 PM

yeah - there is a lot of lazy writing out there

I know pre and post match beatdowns are an major part of wrestling, but I was always bothered whenever Bobby said since the match is over, the heel can do whatever he wants..

Should have tried pushing Big Boss Man by making him start arresting heels that do post match beatdowns..
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 10, 2011, 08:40:02 PM
Lets run down the list of things that annoyed me today and yesterday..

-Gas cap ended up missing.  Happened while I was filling up with gas..  Kind of crazy to think someone would steel a 10 dollar cap, but it was gone. 

-Drove into Youngs Pond to enjoy the weather and have a smoke, and a dog runs up to my car and jumps on the door, just leaning there.  I love dogs, but the owner didn't even give a token apology it or try and reign her dog in..  The same lady also yelled at another car that came in after me for driving too fast in the parking lot, even though it looked like he was going at a reasonable speed to me and her dog sprinting directly at the oncoming car was the problem..

-Early in the morning, got held up by a few slowpokes.  Than got held up even more by about ten tag sales, all along the same stretch of road, in the normally busy Stony Creek area where they have two popular breakfast places by the shoreline and a beach and dock.  Was lucky to find parking.

-Went into the Stony Creek Market Place for a semi regular breakfast with friends, asked for a sesame seed bagel.  It took them ten minutes to tell me they were all out of sesame seed bagels....

-Just now tried spelling sesame as sesame..  Annoyed with self.

-Later in the day, after piling up loose wood from a tree the Irene storm blew down, went to coffee shop to relax and do some reading..  Got my coffee, went outside, and somehow my table was the ONLY one under an awning that still had the sun glaring directly down on me..  I looked up, and couldn't understand how the sun was hitting me, because I could see it..  There were two tables near the edge of the awning, further out than my table and only five feet away from mine, and somehow they had perfect shade..

-Still later, went for a long walk in the woods.  More than halfway through the walk, encountered an ENTIRE GIRL SCOUT TROOP WITH PARENTS.. :dash_mini: .  Try walking around a herd of kids and parents without nearly being run off the trail. 

-Came onto A1, and saw Linus's tasteful and clever sig that isn't in any way offensive.  Wishes him luck in getting a future sig mocking holocaust victims...


Meh.

If it sounds like I'm taking this stuff too seriously, I'm really not..  I'm just mildly annoyed at how it seems like there's always "something"...
...



-




Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on September 10, 2011, 08:45:45 PM
i'm having trouble making the connection between this:


(http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/9/2010/09/500x_washington_final.jpg)


and mocking holocaust victims
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 10, 2011, 08:52:21 PM
i'm having trouble making the connection between this:


(http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/9/2010/09/500x_washington_final.jpg)


and mocking holocaust victims

I meant this:

(http://static.regretsy.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/17smoke_blessed.gif)

But on closer inspection, its not a sig..

Still, don't think its funny or clever, just offensive...
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on September 10, 2011, 08:53:01 PM
don't sweat the small stuff
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on September 10, 2011, 08:57:16 PM
I meant this:

(http://static.regretsy.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/17smoke_blessed.gif)

But on closer inspection, its not a sig..

Still, don't think its funny or clever, just offensive...


right, that picture was made in earnest by a stupid, stupid person.


the picture was then posted by linus, not to mock 911 victims, but to mock dumb idiots who make tacky pictures.


EDIT: and to cheer up brycie
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: TH on September 10, 2011, 09:16:04 PM
n/m
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 10, 2011, 11:55:36 PM

right, that picture was made in earnest by a stupid, stupid person.


the picture was then posted by linus, not to mock 911 victims, but to mock dumb idiots who make tacky pictures.


EDIT: and to cheer up brycie

O_o  Using it to cheer up brycie isn't a good thing.

But I guess I jumped the gun on Linus... 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 11, 2011, 12:30:00 AM
don't sweat the small stuff

Never.

Except the dog clawing at my car, and the owner not giving a shit..  If my car wasn't a piece of junk, I'd chew her out..  Probably still should have anyways.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 11, 2011, 03:25:08 AM
Service with a smile really annoys me...  They're usually just doing it because their bosses tell them to, along with phrases like "Have a nice day"..

Not to go all Holden Caulfield, but I hate phonies.  Or more specifically, non genuine emotion..  I'd rather someone serves me my burger with a frown and a fuck you if they're just not feeling it.

Not that I'd really want that either, but we all know what the score is, so don't make them fawn all over us..   Act polite without kissing our asses, basically.

Which most do, yeah, but there's some that go overboard and basically script out what they're supposed to say, and even tell them to have a big, shit eating grin while they're saying it..  Worked some of those myself, in my younger days, and know others who have as well..
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Freakshow on September 11, 2011, 05:13:29 PM
fwiw, you're never going to truly know if someone is a phony, Holden.

since it's the people that are most convincing who are usually the biggest fakes.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 12, 2011, 01:09:06 PM
fwiw, you're never going to truly know if someone is a phony, Holden.

since it's the people that are most convincing who are usually the biggest fakes.

Politeness in general is phoney..

It's suckups I don't like.  Although I'll cop to getting a laugh out of some car salesmen back when I was car shopping, acting like I was their long lost brother..  Funny stuff.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on September 12, 2011, 01:24:50 PM
grow up
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on September 12, 2011, 01:43:46 PM
Politeness in general is phoney..

Please explain.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on September 12, 2011, 01:47:37 PM

Please explain.

really?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on September 12, 2011, 01:51:01 PM
You don't understand why politeness isn't necessarily phoney?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on September 12, 2011, 01:54:53 PM
really?

Really? Are you serious? I want to know why Dan thinks that if he buys me a burger, and I say "thank you" he thinks that's phoney.

Politeness in general? Are you kidding me?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on September 12, 2011, 01:56:30 PM
Yeah, there's no way people can be legitimately nice and polite to others.  That's such a ill-thought out position I don't know what to do with it.
 
Listen folks, just because you're an asshole doesn't mean that each and every one of us is as well in all circumstances.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on September 12, 2011, 01:58:41 PM
Really? Are you serious? I want to know why Dan thinks that if he buys me a burger, and I say "thank you" he thinks that's phoney.

Politeness in general? Are you kidding me?

yes, i'm serious.

as in, anyone who would say all politeness is phoney is either loopy or trolling.  and if he's loopy, there's no response which will make sense.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 12, 2011, 01:59:03 PM

Please explain.

Well, when Freakshow said this:


Quote
fwiw, you're never going to truly know if someone is a phony, Holden.

since it's the people that are most convincing who are usually the biggest fakes.

I realized just about everyones a little phony, just to be civilized or polite even when they feel like telling someone to fuck off..

It's the backbone of civilized society.  I'm not saying that makes it a bad thing, though.

So basically, I guess I don't have a problem with phony's.  It's the suckups I can't stand..


Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on September 12, 2011, 02:03:25 PM
Politeness is not inherently phoney though and that's what you said.  Are we all completely open/candid/raw with every person we meet in every circumstance?  No, but that doesn't mean politeness is phoney.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 12, 2011, 02:10:39 PM
yes, i'm serious.

as in, anyone who would say all politeness is phoney is either loopy or trolling.  and if he's loopy, there's no response which will make sense.

In the strictest sense of the term, anything that goes against our primal impulses is phony...

Because, you can't get much more "genuine" than base impulse, desires, or emotions..  They're as genuine as it gets.






Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on September 12, 2011, 02:11:19 PM
when I was out of work for 15 months and couldn't find a job in my field, I took a temp job working the watch counter at Macy's. In a lot of ways, it was a shit job, making less than I made on umemployment, on my feet all day dealing with the public - and I hate people. I expected to be miserable, but I ended up having a lot of fun. I felt like I was helping people - like talking 3 kids into buying a less expensive watch for their dad.  When I told people I didn't mind showing them 5 watches, or I said thanks - I wasn't being phony - I meant it.
 
And that's a misanthrope like me talking
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on September 12, 2011, 02:13:31 PM
When you have to define things in the "strictest sense of the term" to make your position/perspective more palatable, I think that says a lot about your position.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on September 12, 2011, 02:26:17 PM
In the strictest sense of the term, anything that goes against our primal impulses is phony...

Because, you can't get much more "genuine" than base impulse, desires, or emotions..  They're as genuine as it gets.

see?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Linus on September 12, 2011, 03:08:14 PM
when I was out of work for 15 months and couldn't find a job in my field, I took a temp job working the watch counter at Macy's. In a lot of ways, it was a shit job, making less than I made on umemployment, on my feet all day dealing with the public - and I hate people. I expected to be miserable, but I ended up having a lot of fun. I felt like I was helping people - like talking 3 kids into buying a less expensive watch for their dad.  When I told people I didn't mind showing them 5 watches, or I said thanks - I wasn't being phony - I meant it.
 
And that's a misanthrope like me talking
I used to work in McDonald and generally speaking I liked being nice to people. I'd say many who aren't cunts feel the same
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on September 12, 2011, 05:03:56 PM
I worked at Burger King and was nice to people and enjoyed it as well.  Not always, of course, but my politeness wasn't always forced as DocHolden seems to suggest.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Freakshow on September 14, 2011, 02:32:54 PM
I've worked at:
Best Buy selling appliances, then televisions.
First Premier Bank selling subprime credit cards to the credit illiterate.
NSP reading meters and dealing with absolutely insane canines trying to eat me.
A race track where drunk racer's families would come up to the tower and violently complain while I'm running a race via computer, announcing, and putting together the rest of the program.

I used to hate people.

Then I realized that no matter who you are or what you do, someone is going to think you're an asshole.  And there's not a thing you can do about it.  Nothing you can do will change their minds.

I'm a happier person nowadays.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 15, 2011, 11:45:32 PM
Lets say you're taking MA lessons.  It can be anything that involves kicking, like karate or tae kwon do..

The instructors pregnant wife, who instructs with him, takes up a kicking pad, and tell the class to kick it.  When it's your turn, do you pull your kick, or let it sing and give her the benefit of the doubt that she wouldn't be holding the pad if she couldn't handle it?

The happened to me, and the reason I find it a little annoying, is because having a pregnant woman hold a kicking pad kind of defeats the purpose of the drill, which is to build up your kicking power..  But who's going to go all out in this circumstance? 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on September 15, 2011, 11:55:14 PM
clearly she's an idiot.  kick away.  you'll be doing the world a favor.

then quit the class and find an instructor who isn't an idiot.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: The_Spoiler on September 16, 2011, 12:05:29 AM
Lets say you're taking MA lessons.  It can be anything that involves kicking, like karate or tae kwon do..

The instructors pregnant wife, who instructs with him, takes up a kicking pad, and tell the class to kick it.  When it's your turn, do you pull your kick, or let it sing and give her the benefit of the doubt that she wouldn't be holding the pad if she couldn't handle it?

The happened to me, and the reason I find it a little annoying, is because having a pregnant woman hold a kicking pad kind of defeats the purpose of the drill, which is to build up your kicking power..  But who's going to go all out in this circumstance?

I agree, I find it totally annoying when this happens to me too.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on September 16, 2011, 12:52:12 AM
Lets say you're taking MA lessons.  It can be anything that involves kicking, like karate or tae kwon do..

The instructors pregnant wife, who instructs with him, takes up a kicking pad, and tell the class to kick it.  When it's your turn, do you pull your kick, or let it sing and give her the benefit of the doubt that she wouldn't be holding the pad if she couldn't handle it?

The happened to me, and the reason I find it a little annoying, is because having a pregnant woman hold a kicking pad kind of defeats the purpose of the drill, which is to build up your kicking power..  But who's going to go all out in this circumstance? 

Tee it up, baby. She wouldn't be teaching the class if she couldn't handle it.

Or you could just ask her. Just make sure someone's holding your purse for you, sissy-boy.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 16, 2011, 01:02:58 AM
Tee it up, baby. She wouldn't be teaching the class if she couldn't handle it.

Or you could just ask her. Just make sure someone's holding your purse for you, sissy-boy.

So you'd let it sing.

Which is reasonable, I suppose..  She's an instructor.  She should know what she's doing.

And how would you feel, if you kicked the pad as hard as you could, she lost her footing, and stumbled into the wall behind her?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on September 16, 2011, 01:45:39 AM
So you'd let it sing.

Which is reasonable, I suppose..  She's an instructor.  She should know what she's doing.

And how would you feel, if you kicked the pad as hard as you could, she lost her footing, and stumbled into the wall behind her?

Like even more of a man than I already do.

If that were even possible, of course.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Linus on September 16, 2011, 02:05:04 AM
So you'd let it sing.

Which is reasonable, I suppose..  She's an instructor.  She should know what she's doing.

And how would you feel, if you kicked the pad as hard as you could, she lost her footing, and stumbled into the wall behind her?


Glad, because I'd managed to hurt two people at once. Three if her husband cries.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Freakshow on September 16, 2011, 09:52:22 AM

Glad, because I'd managed to hurt two people at once. Three if her husband cries.

(http://www.mega-flags.com/images/Flag_Ireland.jpg)g
 :diablo_mini:
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on September 16, 2011, 10:08:45 AM

Glad, because I'd managed to hurt two people at once. Three if her husband cries.

lol, winner.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on September 16, 2011, 10:09:15 AM
just ask yourself: What would Hendo do?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on September 16, 2011, 10:22:06 AM
just ask yourself: What would Hendo do?


save the country from a fat racist and his gang of priests and gangsters.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on September 16, 2011, 05:16:08 PM
The instructors pregnant wife, who instructs with him, takes up a kicking pad, and tell the class to kick it.  When it's your turn, do you pull your kick, or let it sing and give her the benefit of the doubt that she wouldn't be holding the pad if she couldn't handle it?
is to build up your kicking power..  But who's going to go all out in this circumstance? 

Let 'er rip. We're taught in our Muay-Thai class that every strike (for workout purposes) be done with as much power with good technique as possible. If she wants to hold the pads, let 'er go.

And really, pads that are properly held don't have that much an impact, but I guess it depends HOW pregnant she is and if her guts' getting in the way.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on September 24, 2011, 06:06:10 PM
pop up ads.  specifically the ones that push the page down, keeping you from clicking the link you want...or worse still, causing you to click the wrong link.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 27, 2011, 07:44:50 PM
At my bank, an elderly woman who was waiting in line fell suddenly.  The staff and nearby people came to her aid, and one of the staff found out her husband was waiting in the car, so went to get him.  The guy comes waltzing in, doesn't even act too concerned about whether she's hurt, and starts joking (At least, I "think" he was joking) that they should go talk to a lawyer.  Than the asshole doesn't even walk his wife to the car, going on ahead of her and letting her make her own way.

If you saw this woman, it was obvious she shouldn't be walking without assistance of some sort, like a walker or something.

Just when I think I'm too cynical, people prove me wrong.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: dj unstable on September 27, 2011, 07:48:52 PM
so she wasn't even able to complete her transaction?


what were you doing there that couldn't be handled at the atm?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 27, 2011, 08:07:40 PM
so she wasn't even able to complete her transaction?


what were you doing there that couldn't be handled at the atm?

Making a deposit.

And nope, she was too shaken up, and her husband wasn't going to be bothered.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 29, 2011, 12:00:37 AM
Power went out again.  I think over 1,000 homes in Branford, and over 900 in Guilford.

It was only for a few hours, but I have a conspiracy theory that the power companys did this on purpose to prove to the Government who is investigating them that they hold all the cards, and drive home the message either they get off their backs, and they'll have more "technical difficulties".

It's certainly what I'd do.  :D
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 29, 2011, 04:06:45 AM
 http://anthropology.net/2008/04/23/the-social-brain-hypothesis-are-our-brains-hardwired-to-deal-with-social-hierarchies/

Quote
First, let me say that this is my first comment post to the blog- but I am quickly becoming a giant fan. I think this study is very interesting, but I do have one problem. In order for this mental hierarchical model has always existed, one must imply that the human brains function-structure has been the same since archaic homo sapiens, and I don’t believe this to be the case. I could be wrong though-does anyone else have more expertise on this?
 Thanks-BP
 
[color=#]0[/color]
[color=#]0[/color]
[color=#]Rate This[/color]
   (http://1.gravatar.com/avatar/b175aa16aaa2b4bd23a0669bcd20bb97?s=32&d=http%3A%2F%2F1.gravatar.com%2Favatar%2Fad516503a11cd5ca435acc9bb6523536%3Fs%3D32&r=G) bryce (http://bryce.hopto.org/)
 April 24, 2008 at 6:24 am (http://anthropology.net/2008/04/23/the-social-brain-hypothesis-are-our-brains-hardwired-to-deal-with-social-hierarchies/#comment-10565)


Get a load of this post on another board bryce made.  Annoyed that he never talks like that here on A1..

 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 30, 2011, 02:35:21 AM
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Bank-of-America-to-charge-5-apf-1381425092.html?x=0

Quote
More bad news for bank customers: Debit card feesDebit card fees just the latest unwelcome change for checking account customers
  (http://l.yimg.com/a/i/us/fi/gr/ap_106x27.gif) (http://us.rd.yahoo.com/finance/news/apf/SIG=10kfmofol/*http://www.ap.org/termsandconditions)
  • tweet557
  • Email
  • Print
   
  • Companies:
    • Bank of America Corporation Com (http://finance.yahoo.com/q/h?s=bac)
    • Wells Fargo & Company Common St (http://finance.yahoo.com/q/h?s=wfc)
     (http://l.yimg.com/a/p/fi/41/38/96.jpg)FILE - In this July 17, 2009 file photo, a customer uses a Bank of America ATM in Charlotte, N.C.  Bank of America plans to start charging customers a $5 monthly debit card fee. The fee will be rolled out starting early in 2012. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, file) Related Quotes
SymbolPriceChange
BAC (http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=BAC)6.35+0.19
(http://chart.finance.yahoo.com/instrument/1.0/BAC/chart;range=1d/image;size=239x110?lang=en-US&region=US) (http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=BAC)
WFC (http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=WFC)24.99+0.54
(http://chart.finance.yahoo.com/instrument/1.0/WFC/chart;range=1d/image;size=239x110?lang=en-US&region=US) (http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=WFC)
Follow these stocks (http://finance.yahoo.com/quotes/BAC,WFC)      Candice Choi, AP Personal Finance Writer,    On Thursday September 29, 2011, 7:32 pm EDT  NEW YORK (AP) -- Bank of America will start charging debit-card users $5 a month to pay for purchases. The move comes as the cards increasingly replace cash and as banks look for ways to offset the loss of revenue from a new rule that will limit how much they can collect from merchants.
Paying to use a debit card was unheard of before this year and is still a novel concept for many consumers. But several banks have recently introduced or started testing debit card fees. That's in addition to the spate of other unwelcome changes checking account customers have seen in the past year. Bank of America will begin charging the fee early next year.
Bank of America's announcement carries added weight because it is the largest U.S. bank by deposits.
The fee will apply to basic accounts, which are marketed toward those with modest balances, and will be in addition to any existing monthly service fees. For example, one such account charges a $12 monthly fee unless customers meet certain conditions, such as maintaining a minimum average balance of $1,500.
Customers will only be charged the fee if they use their debit cards for purchases in any given month, said Anne Pace, a Bank of America spokeswoman. Those who only use their cards at ATMs won't have to pay.
The debit card fee is just the latest twist in the rapidly evolving market for checking accounts.
A study by Bankrate.com this week found that just 45 percent of checking accounts are now free with no strings attached, down from 65 percent last year and 76 percent in 2009. Customers can still get free checking in most cases, but only if they meet certain conditions, such as setting up direct deposit.
The study also found that the total average cost for using an ATM rose to $3.81, from $3.74, the year before. The average overdraft fee inched up to $30.83, from $30.47
The changes come ahead of a regulation that goes into effect next month.
Starting Oct. 1, the regulation will cap the fees that banks can collect from merchants whenever customers swipe their debit cards. Those fees generated $19 billion in revenue for banks in 2009, according to the Nilson Report, which tracks the payments industry.
There is no similar cap on the merchant fees that banks can collect when customers use their credit cards, however. That means many banks are increasingly encouraging customers to reach for their credit cards, in hopes of reversing a trend toward debit card usage in the past several years.
An increasing reliance on credit cards would be particularly beneficial for big institutions like Bank of America, which have large credit card portfolios, notes Bart Narter, a banking analyst with Celent, a consulting firm.
"It's become a more profitable business, at least in relation to debit cards," Narter said.
This summer, an Associated Press-GfK poll found that two-thirds of consumers use debit cards more frequently than credit cards. But when asked how they would react if they were charged a $3 monthly debit card fee, 61 percent said they'd find another way to pay.
With a $5 fee, 66 percent said they would change their payment method.
Several banks are nevertheless moving ahead with debit card fees.
SunTrust, a regional bank based in Atlanta, began charging a $5 debit card fee on its basic checking accounts this summer. Regions Financial, which is based in Birmingham, Ala., plans to start charging a $4 fee next month.
Chase and Wells Fargo are also testing $3 monthly debit card fees in select markets. Neither bank has said when it will make a final decision on whether to roll out the fee more broadly.
The growing prevalence of the debit card fee is alarming for Josh Wood, a 32-year-old financial adviser in Amarillo, Texas.
Wood relies entirely on debit cards to avoid interest charges on a credit card. If his bank, Wells Fargo, began charging a debit card fee, he said he would take his business to a credit union.
If a debit fee became so prevalent that it was unavoidable, Wood said he's not sure how he'd react.
"I might use all cash. Or go back to writing checks," he said.
Bank of America's debit card fee will be rolled out in stages starting with select states in early 2012. The company would not say which states would be affected first.


I use my card for almost anything, and only carry cash for places that don't accept.  This is a disturbing trend..


If it becomes more popular, I'll probably just start using checks like old people..
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on September 30, 2011, 09:33:44 AM
it's like BoA wants to go out of business.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Zandrax on September 30, 2011, 11:27:40 AM
People in public restrooms that flush the toilet multiple times while still sitting on it.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on September 30, 2011, 11:32:50 AM
That's a courtesy flush bro, no need to sit on a pile of crap water.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on September 30, 2011, 11:34:38 AM
People in public restrooms that flush the toilet multiple times while still sitting on it.


these people are helping you out!
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on September 30, 2011, 11:42:28 AM
people that DON'T courtesy flush when they should.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on September 30, 2011, 12:34:56 PM
what about guys that flush urinals before they pee - I never got that
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on September 30, 2011, 12:50:43 PM
what about guys that flush urinals before they pee - I never got that

True. This makes less sense to me. But courtesy flushes should be required bathroom etiquette, IMO.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Havok816 on September 30, 2011, 01:50:01 PM
Sports reporters that refuse to cover a local team because they feel slighted by the front office.  Fuck you, Jack Harry.  You're old and everyone hates you.

http://www.nbcactionnews.com/dpp/sports/jacks_smack/jacks-smack-i-feel-compelled-to-address-my-lack-of-covering-sporting-kansas-city
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on September 30, 2011, 03:03:24 PM
that reminds me of one.

sports section has a pic of the losing team hitting a hr, stealing base, scoring a run.  um...they lost...shouldn't there be a pic of the winning team???

i wouldn't mind it so much if it was the winning team was the away team, but if you're the local paper, how do you not have a pic of the home team/player when they win??
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 30, 2011, 05:11:16 PM
That's O_o.

I, and my fellow Husky fans, would be up in arms if they won a game and the local media mostly covered the other team.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: TH on September 30, 2011, 05:52:40 PM
It annoys me that someone thought it was a good idea to give Anne Burrell her own show on Food Network. She can cook, okay. She can cook well. But she is so fucking annoying in EVERY aspect of her personality. She should be confined to blogging on the FN site.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 01, 2011, 04:10:22 AM
A guy walks up to you and your friends while you're smoking and hanging out past 12 am, jokes we must be smoking some pot (Nope, only tobacco), strikes up a conversation, claims he's on vacation from California and works with all sorts of rich and famous people.  Than he repeats could sure use some pot, and that we look like we have some of know where we can get some, and if he could have any.  And he keeps coming back to that topic, between other topics... 

Am I paranoid, or is this the most transparent sting operation ever?  I mean, who just comes out and says "You got some drugs?" to total strangers?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: SCB on October 01, 2011, 04:12:42 AM
what about guys that flush urinals before they pee - I never got that

In case someone else's urine splashes on you for whatever reason.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 01, 2011, 05:11:11 AM
My heads spinning at this one. (http://truthinjustice.org/pa-judges.htm)

The short of it:  Two judges received millions of dollars in kickbacks to keep youth detention centers in business.  Which meant, keeping them filled with kids.

So, kids would be sent away in cuffs for minor infractions on a regular basis..

I'd never, in a million years, think such a scheme could exist.  I can't even picture how things like this get set up in the first place:

"Hey judge, want some extra cash?  We got this nice detention center, and it needs filling."

"Well, I did want to take the wife on vacation, and judging just doesn't pay what it used to..  Sure, lets cut a deal.  What's your going rate per week of conviction?"

A old guy in my state gets arrested on bribery charges for contributing peanuts to a Christmas party.  And that's not a code word or anything, he really believed he was donating to a good cause..  Meanwhile, real scandals like this go down, and lives get ruined because of it...

Faith in the human race..  Must have faith.  Stuff like this can't be that common, can it?

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 11, 2011, 12:13:32 AM
Money, and people like him annoy me.

He's the guy that tried building his career on a male that was the victim of a botched circumcision, using him to prove his theory that human beings are blank slates at birth (Because the fact a bitch dog  knows how to be a bitch dog without needing to learn it has nothing to do with humans..  Nope, only animals have instincts and hardwiring, and humans aren't animals.)

Basically, Money was wrong in every possible way, and no amount of training and hormone replacement therapy could make him stop being a boy.  So the poor kid lived a miserable life, until he found out what happened to him, opted for another sex change operation, married, and than killed himself.

And Money, through it all, insisted the operation was a complete success, as he tried making money writing books and focused on advancing his career.

He represents everything I hate about mankind.  Self interest is usually a good thing, but for gods sake, only a monster would cause the ruination of lives in advance of their own selfish interests...

But I guess there's a lot of monsters in the world...
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Solipsist on October 11, 2011, 01:35:31 PM
The baseball game pushed Terra Nova and House back an hour. Guess who's DVR recorded some stupid show about dinosaur world and five minutes of angry prison doctor. How fucking hard is it to change your programming schedule in the guide so those of us with DVRs can record what we want to? Thanks, shitdicks.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on October 11, 2011, 01:43:33 PM
oh god, Jurassic Lost Roll'd
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on October 11, 2011, 02:02:40 PM
fuuuuuuck
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on October 11, 2011, 02:24:54 PM
House's facebook page told me it was starting 50 minutes late, so I extended the finish time to one hour after. Haven't checked yet but with my luck I'll lose the last 5 minutes
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on October 26, 2011, 07:17:43 PM
DVDs and Blu-Rays that don't give you the option to skip to the menu.  worse are the ones that don't give you the option to skip thru the commercials and worse still are the ones that don't even let you FF thru them.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on October 26, 2011, 08:32:58 PM
DVDs and Blu-Rays that don't give you the option to skip to the menu.  worse are the ones that don't give you the option to skip thru the commercials and worse still are the ones that don't even let you FF thru them.

Yes. You try and they tell you you've attempted to perform an "illegal operation." Excuse me, but I bought this machine. I own this machine. I'll decide what's illegal and what's not. And right now, I think it's a fuckin' fantastic time to skip to the Main Menu, you space-aged piece of shit.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on November 02, 2011, 01:24:13 AM
Kind of annoyed with getting indigestion from eating habits that wouldn't phase me years ago.  Too much fatty foods, heavy cream or sugar, too much beer, hard liquor..  Even too much coffee does it.  I simply can't overeat or eat like a pig without paying for it anymore...




Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on November 02, 2011, 06:18:02 PM
When you get a sandwich from a deli or a sub shop, and they cut it in half, but they don't cut it all the way through. So when you get it home and grab the first piece, you basically have to pull it apart because the bottom slice of bread is still unsliced. So you do, and end up taking a chunk of bread off one side of the sandwich or the other, creating a mess potential.

No, I will not use one of my own knives to finish cutting the sandwich. It's not my job.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on November 02, 2011, 10:52:05 PM
I'm down with that.  Anything less on their part is just lazyness. 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on November 12, 2011, 02:27:15 PM
Fifty dollar bills and above.  At least people actually take penny's, somewhat justifying their manufacture, but more and more people refuse fifties, so why do they even print/give them out?

You usually just end up breaking them into smaller bills anyways.  And the one time it would be useful in big purchases, is when most people write out checks or pull out plastic..
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on November 12, 2011, 02:32:28 PM
Larger bills are really only useful for large cash purchases.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on November 13, 2011, 12:11:49 PM
PC annoys, big time.

Oriental and Asian are apparently offensive terms now..  So is the term "lame", because it offends cripples.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on November 13, 2011, 01:04:36 PM
PC annoys, big time.

Oriental and Asian are apparently offensive terms now..  So is the term "lame", because it offends cripples.

asian and lame are now offensive?  calling someone who is asian an oriental has been considered ignorant for awhile now.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on November 13, 2011, 01:27:43 PM
asian and lame are now offensive?  calling someone who is asian an oriental has been considered ignorant for awhile now.

Yeah, the growing ablism movement is against terms usually taken for granted in casual conversation on the grounds that they discriminate against the disabled., Like lame and blind, crazy or insane (These two could also fall under Mentalism), ect..  Your average healthy person who doesn't even think about the terms are called ableists, basically...

I don't know, there are some people who like offending just to offend, but it just seems like skin is getting thinner and thinner...
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on November 13, 2011, 02:15:20 PM
who is telling you asian is an offensive term?  isn't that a race?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_people

i suppose someone can be offended by lame, but i don't see how asian is all of a sudden offensive.  that'd be like saying caucasian is now offensive.

unless there's a usage for asian other than calling an asian person asian.  is there a double meaning i'm not aware of (like calling something lame i suppose could offend someone who is in fact lame).
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on November 13, 2011, 03:37:01 PM
I have heard that some people are complaining about lame - never heard that about asian
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Freakshow on November 13, 2011, 03:44:05 PM
but, you see, political correctness is destroying our nation...
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on November 13, 2011, 07:41:13 PM
the new politically correct term for asians is celestial fyi
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on November 13, 2011, 08:03:43 PM
the new politically correct term for asians is celestial fyi

thanks.

my boss is celestial.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Freakshow on November 13, 2011, 08:39:05 PM
thanks.

my boss is celestial.

how is mr. sleepytime anyways?
 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: SupTool on November 14, 2011, 11:31:09 AM
asian and lame are now offensive?  calling someone who is asian an oriental has been considered ignorant for awhile now.


Yeah, I'm Filipino and I'm not offended by the term Asian.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on November 16, 2011, 02:31:07 PM
Went to get my coffee before work like I usually do, and figure because of the rain it won't be very crowded. 

Every tables filled, and I was lucky this one person decided to take up a table meant for four people, because I could shame her into making some room.

It's nuts, how people keep flocking in here.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Beer_Baron on November 16, 2011, 06:54:13 PM
Went to get my coffee before work like I usually do, and figure because of the rain it won't be very crowded. 

Every tables filled, and I was lucky this one person decided to take up a table meant for four people, because I could shame her into making some room.

It's nuts, how people keep flocking in here.


dude, buy a coffee maker and brew your own.  $8 worth of coffee grinds lasts me 6 weeks.  i'm not sure if prices are similar in the states, but up here a medium coffee goes for over $2 at the big chain places.  actually, it may be a little cheaper at tim horton's, but their coffee tastes like hot liquid garbage so i don't count them.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Freakshow on November 16, 2011, 08:32:18 PM
If you brew your own, you can usually get some pretty good tasting coffee if you shop for sales and grind it in the store.

Don't ever let anyone tell you that the instant stuff tastes just as good.  They don't know shit from Folgers, those types.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on November 16, 2011, 08:44:15 PM
coffee shops are always busy when it rains.  it's a haven for those who get caught in it (or are already out).  no one's drinking outside.  and hot coffee helps with the cold.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on November 17, 2011, 08:41:40 AM
I'm drinking instant right now because there is no caffenated in the pantry  :(
It's passable but not as good
 
I have a coffee maker that grinds the beans right before brewing - it makes a difference
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on November 17, 2011, 11:35:33 AM
Oxygen is the enemy of good-tasting coffee. At Starbucks, the thinking was always that once the beans have been ground, you have 24 hours to drink them before they "go bad."
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on November 17, 2011, 01:37:24 PM
but instore starbucks sucks. They over brew the coffee
OTOH - their beans make a good brew at home
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on November 17, 2011, 01:45:53 PM
I'm drinking instant right now because there is no caffenated in the pantry  :(
It's passable but not as good
 
I have a coffee maker that grinds the beans right before brewing - it makes a difference

Instant will do in a pinch.

But I can't drink that stuff without a ton of sweetner and cream.

Do you use a metal mesh filter too?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on November 17, 2011, 01:49:17 PM
sometimes.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: TH on November 17, 2011, 05:14:45 PM
Everything annoys me today.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on November 20, 2011, 01:40:35 PM
In a terrible mood today myself..  Can't figure it out. 

Was preceded by a dream about zombies..  Like, everywhere I went, zombies just kept running at me.  And the longer I wandered around, the more zombies would keep piling up everyplace..  I was with this group, but eventually lost track of them, and in desperation went to the last place we picked up out gear and cyborg upgrades, and ended up getting tricked this time into walking into this execution chamber or something where a laser vaped me.

And they say you never actually die in dreams.  >_<

Than I woke up, and I've been in an annoyed mood ever since.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on November 20, 2011, 02:44:22 PM
I would've been annoyed that I didn't take the opportunity to play some zombie baseball.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on November 21, 2011, 12:23:04 PM
shippers, and the whole trend of shoving couples' names together to make 1 word.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Freakshow on November 21, 2011, 01:26:11 PM
shippers, and the whole trend of shoving couples' names together to make 1 word.
BobGuez?
RobbyGeezy?
BobRodroberts?
Let me know if you see something you like here.   :biggrin_mini2:
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on November 21, 2011, 01:40:42 PM
shippers, and the whole trend of shoving couples' names together to make 1 word.

I didn't think you even followed that type of geek stuff.  O_o

Usually, the folks into shipping are also into anime, writing bad fanfics and My Little Pony:  Friendship is Magic.  (Though watching MLP and being an internet weirdo certainly aren't mutually exclusive. :D )
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on November 21, 2011, 02:11:37 PM
I read EW.com - you'll get people talking abouy NCIS being "TIVA" fans
And when Booth was dating some other chick on Bones, people really hated the other character
 
Me, I like a show, I'm willing to just follow along as long as it's good.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on December 02, 2011, 12:17:22 PM
Best Buy annoys me.

Need I say more?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on December 02, 2011, 12:50:00 PM
Best Buy annoys me.

Need I say more?


no.  no you do not.  about this, we are in total agreement.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Zandrax on December 02, 2011, 02:30:50 PM
I usually only go to BB if there is no other alternative.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on December 02, 2011, 08:14:05 PM
A friend started texting me via cell phone.  Like, ten messages at a time...

I just told him to knock it off, but it's kind of irksome that you'll get charged for this shit, that's entirely beyond your control..  It's like charging home owners for spam mail that the spammers already paid for.


Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on December 05, 2011, 12:27:33 PM
People holding grudges over 20 years annoy me.

Even if it's a collapsed lung.  How many times do you expect me to apologize???

Seriously, do most people pull their punches in casual fights...?  I spent my entire youth developing power, but never focused on restraint or control, so every fight I was in I hit as hard as I could...
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on December 05, 2011, 12:38:37 PM
If I'm in an actual fight where I've got a chance of being injured or beaten up, you're damned right I'm hitting with everything I've got. I'm not holding back on anything.

If you're just fucking around with buddies, and you go all out and actually injure the guy, then that's not cool. My wife and I fake Muay Thai shit on each other all the time, but it's slowed waaaaaaaaaaaaaay down and we barely make any contact.

I've been told by my instructors that even though I'm fairly new I have ridiculous power, so unless you're in a real actual fight, you have to hold back. But if you're in a real situation, then go for it.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on December 05, 2011, 12:42:09 PM
Yeah, it was a real fight.

There was a time or two I was just screwing around and accidentally hit harder than intended, but still not nearly to the point of injury.  (And I usually let them have a freebie over it.)
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on December 05, 2011, 12:57:16 PM
my best friend shot me point blank with a bb gun...he didn't know i was messing around with it an hour earlier and had pumped it up.
 
friend: /points gun at me "haha"
me: "hey, don't point it at me"
friend: "it's not loaded"
me: "ok...but still"
friend: "just kidding.  it is loaded"
me: "well then..."
friend: "but it's not pumped" /starts pulling trigger; shoots me in the stomach
me: "WAIT!"
friend: /finishes pulling trigger
me: "OW FUCK!"
 
he's still my best friend.
 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on December 05, 2011, 01:02:33 PM
There shouldn't be any grudges/holdovers from a consented fight.

If you challenge someone, and they accept, then you both accept that shit might go down and someone might get hurt.

A flat out attack/blindside/mugging/whatever is a different thing, but most fights are a result of people arguing/looking at your woman/whatever and it just escalates from there.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on December 05, 2011, 01:17:42 PM
There shouldn't be any grudges/holdovers from a consented fight.

If you challenge someone, and they accept, then you both accept that shit might go down and someone might get hurt.

A flat out attack/blindside/mugging/whatever is a different thing, but most fights are a result of people arguing/looking at your woman/whatever and it just escalates from there.

Agreed on this.

Although a friend/rival did sucker punch me once, when my back was turned.  Tapped my shoulder, waited for me to turn, and caught me on the cheek.  Felt more like a slap than a punch.

I just laughed it off, and we're still friends.  :D 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on December 13, 2011, 03:20:05 PM
When did Starbucks Venti size become a Grande? 

I finished this iced tea I bought in less time than it took form my Lappy to boot.  I think their "large" is actually smaller now than the medium of the competing local coffee shop in the center of town (Which is where I'd be if all the tables weren't taken.)
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on December 13, 2011, 03:29:57 PM
The Iced Venti size at Starbucks is 24 oz, as far as I know. The Hot Venti Size is 20 oz. They rolled out a new Trente size for hot drinks earlier this year - 31 oz.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on December 13, 2011, 03:45:01 PM
people.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on December 13, 2011, 03:52:18 PM
order light ice.  i get the iced lattes and if i don't order light ice, it only takes me a few sips to finish it off.  it makes it a little warmer on bottom (where your straw sips from, but there's no ice), but if you sort of swish the cup around to move the ice all around, it will get cold.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on December 13, 2011, 04:56:58 PM
When did Starbucks Venti size become a Grande? 

I finished this iced tea I bought in less time than it took form my Lappy to boot.  I think their "large" is actually smaller now than the medium of the competing local coffee shop in the center of town (Which is where I'd be if all the tables weren't taken.)


There's also an obvious joke about his laptop taking so long to boot here for us guys.  Who wants it?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on December 13, 2011, 05:35:41 PM
order light ice.  i get the iced lattes and if i don't order light ice, it only takes me a few sips to finish it off.  it makes it a little warmer on bottom (where your straw sips from, but there's no ice), but if you sort of swish the cup around to move the ice all around, it will get cold.

Come to think of it, they did put in a lot of ice.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Beer_Baron on December 13, 2011, 07:23:24 PM
when motherfuckers leave their shopping carts in the middle of the grocery store parking lot.  or even worse; walking it back to the door and leaving it outside rather than take the extra 6 steps to place it in the cart corral inside.

there's a fine line between being a lazy cock, and the type of person who can't take 30 seconds out of their day to not be an inconsiderate fuckhole.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on December 13, 2011, 07:57:39 PM
when motherfuckers leave their shopping carts in the middle of the grocery store parking lot.  or even worse; walking it back to the door and leaving it outside rather than take the extra 6 steps to place it in the cart corral inside.

there's a fine line between being a lazy cock, and the type of person who can't take 30 seconds out of their day to not be an inconsiderate fuckhole.

Also the ones who leave it in a parking space.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on December 13, 2011, 08:14:44 PM
Also the ones who leave it in a parking space.

that's really all i care about.  you think you found an open spot, start to pull in, and there's a fucking cart there.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on December 13, 2011, 08:58:20 PM
In general, I think people who choose to leave their carts in spaces are pretty much some of the most useless people ever.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on December 13, 2011, 09:20:31 PM
people who leave their carts in spaces make it very easy for me to get a cart.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on December 13, 2011, 09:22:40 PM
It's easier just grabbing a cart in the store.   :heart_mini:
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on December 13, 2011, 09:24:52 PM
yeah, i'm too lazy to push someone else's cart all the way back into the store. ;)
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on December 13, 2011, 09:37:00 PM
It's easier just grabbing a cart in the store.   :heart_mini:


it's really not. you gotta pull it out of the pile and shit.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on December 15, 2011, 03:20:33 AM
So, just found out Romeo and Juliet laws protecting minors of the same age from statutory rape penalties often don't apply to same sex relationships.

Irrational behavior is kind of a hot button topic for me, so this little revelation is highly annoying...  Especially since this is coming from the legal system, which should be run by people above petty prejudices..

I'd still like to think most people are objective, open minded folk though...  But it could be highly irritating and frustrating trying to understand someones thought processes when it comes to double standards like treating same sex couples differently than traditional couples. 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on December 15, 2011, 08:26:44 AM
how would they decide which one to charge? Both? Seems kinda very dumb.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on December 15, 2011, 08:48:26 AM
Just had another one. I work for (or am assigned to, to be more accurate) a very large mulitnational financial institution. There is a global e-mail directory. Surprisingly, there is only 1 other Robert Rodriguez in that directory. His name comes after mine. He is in the real estate division - clearly indicated by the [REL] after his name - my designation shows my division.
 
I get 4 or 5 e-mails a day for this dude. Is it that hard to look before you choose the name?
 
And since it's not his fault the people he deals with are morons, I feel honor bound to forward them.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on December 15, 2011, 09:50:53 AM
Just had another one. I work for (or am assigned to, to be more accurate) a very large mulitnational financial institution. There is a global e-mail directory. Surprisingly, there is only 1 other Robert Rodriguez in that directory. His name comes after mine. He is in the real estate division - clearly indicated by the [REL] after his name - my designation shows my division.
 
I get 4 or 5 e-mails a day for this dude. Is it that hard to look before you choose the name?
 
And since it's not his fault the people he deals with are morons, I feel honor bound to forward them.

when that happens to me (not emails to me, but emails to my work public mailbox that i monitor), I reply to sender and tell them to email the correct box.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on December 15, 2011, 10:02:04 AM
well, I do that but I cc the other RR as well. I'm tempted to just start deleting them, but I can't bring myself to be that big of an a-hole (straight line alert)
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on December 19, 2011, 03:47:56 PM
the fact that it's slow at work and you people aren't entertaining me
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on December 19, 2011, 05:34:54 PM
the fact that it's slow at work and you people aren't entertaining me

you have extra time?  you should be posting things to entertain us when we get home.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Beer_Baron on December 19, 2011, 06:59:54 PM
the fact that it's slow at work and you people aren't entertaining me

woozle wuzzle?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Freakshow on December 19, 2011, 07:17:13 PM
Just had another one. I work for (or am assigned to, to be more accurate) a very large mulitnational financial institution. There is a global e-mail directory. Surprisingly, there is only 1 other Robert Rodriguez in that directory. His name comes after mine. He is in the real estate division - clearly indicated by the [REL] after his name - my designation shows my division.
 
I get 4 or 5 e-mails a day for this dude. Is it that hard to look before you choose the name?
 
And since it's not his fault the people he deals with are morons, I feel honor bound to forward them.

Get you some forwarding rules.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on December 20, 2011, 08:25:16 AM

you have extra time?  you should be posting things to entertain us when we get home.

since when am I entertaining?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on December 20, 2011, 08:26:08 AM
Get you some forwarding rules.

how would I write that? E-mails that should have gone to someone else with my name?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on December 22, 2011, 02:57:09 PM
Vacation season for colleges.  v_v

The roads get flooded around this time, and some of those college shits don't even try and follow the rules of the road.  Almost ran into this one kid going the wrong way up a one way road, and another few were double parked, blocking traffic.. 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on December 23, 2011, 03:58:11 AM
People are so friggan shallow...

I was drinking at this local Irish bar, just hanging and drinking with a handful of friends, when one of them points out a guy that walks in wearing a baggy, worn out warmup outfit, running sneakers halfway to falling apart, little white blotches of paint all over him, unkept hair going all over the place.  And his presentation was completed by a somewhat vacant, lost deer in headlights look.

Naturally, we all had a good laugh at that guys expense.  Which is what I'm irritated about.  Just because I'm wearing a good outfit, nice shoes, shave every morning, and try not to look like a douche, does that give me a right to turn my nose up at the people who don't give a damn?   :sad_mini:

Also, what's with people wearing pajama bottoms out?  I keep seeing people wearing these pants that look just like PJ's..
 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on December 23, 2011, 04:10:05 AM


http://jeannieinabottle.hubpages.com/hub/Pajamas-in-Public-Why

This is an actual trend??

Holy shit, the end must be near..  If people are wearing pajamas out now like it's nothing, society's gone from being in a state of decay to being on life support.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on December 23, 2011, 05:55:10 AM
I'm not a big fan of pajamas in public either.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on December 23, 2011, 09:03:09 AM
i don't mind it much in the early morning or late night at a grocery store.  i figure someone ran out real quick.
 
but any time between 8 and 8 seems weird.  you can't take 10 seconds to put pants on?

eta: i agree with the article for the most part...

Quote
Acceptable Pajama Wearing Locations:
•At your home
•At your friend's home during a sleepover
•At your Grandma's house
•At the hospital if you are a patient
•Going to get the mail (not at post office though - that's still public!)
•Doctor's office if you are very ill
•7-11 (I will let this slide, you must be in a desperate situation if you are there anyway.)
•Walmart from 9 PM - 9 AM if buying cold medicine, toilet paper, or Kleenex
•Fast food restaurant if going through drive-thru
•Bank if going through drive-thru
•College dorms

Pajamas (Don't Wear in Public!)
 Cinema Etoile Womens Short Sleeved 3 Piece Pj Set, Cute As A Button, LargeAmazon Price: $40.00
 
 Lilly Pulitzer Women's Tropical Floral Pj Set, Tropical Floral, LargeAmazon Price: $79.00
 
Non-Acceptable Pajama Wearing Locations:
•Church
•School (any age level!)
•College classes
•Inside fast food restaurants
•Grocery stores
•Nice restaurants
•Bars
•Bank
•Post office
•Work (unless you are in a sleep research lab!)
•Walmart between the hours of 9 AM to 9 PM
•The mall
•Target
•Any store!
•Your friend's house in daylight hours
•A wedding
•A wedding reception
•A funeral
•A hospital when visiting a patient (the nurse may try to escort you to the mental ward.)
•At the park
•At the beach
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Beer_Baron on December 23, 2011, 12:47:08 PM

http://jeannieinabottle.hubpages.com/hub/Pajamas-in-Public-Why (http://jeannieinabottle.hubpages.com/hub/Pajamas-in-Public-Why)

This is an actual trend??

Holy shit, the end must be near..  If people are wearing pajamas out now like it's nothing, society's gone from being in a state of decay to being on life support.

not really a trend per se, but when i was in university there were more than a few chicks who would come to my early morning lectures in their pajamas.  i may have done it myself once as well, i can't remember for certain.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on December 23, 2011, 01:04:14 PM
You know who walks around in public in PJs?  Savages, that's who.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on December 30, 2011, 08:53:32 PM
Jackass 2 and Jackass 2.5 have a three star rating on my cables information thing..  O_o

It's not even that I hate Jackass, but three stars..  How could you even apply movie rating systems to reality TV on film...?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on January 03, 2012, 05:50:55 PM
Ok, if you want a little insight in how my mind actually works, because this annoys me to tears:

A conversation about whether homosexuality is biological or psychological.  One poster argues the former, another argues the latter.

The poster arguing for psychological influences eventually claims if it's psychological, it can be healed. (As if one follows the other.  Even if it's psychological in nature, it doesn't follow that it needs to be healed..) The thread quickly devolves into a flame fest.

Because of assholes like that, anyone who even entertains the notion that the root cause of sexuality is up for debate gets branded anti same sex marriage, or a homophobe.

It's so hard to find truly objective conversations about anything, without getting mired in bullshit opinion, ideology, and social ladder posturing..

But I guess that's the nature of the internet...
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on January 04, 2012, 02:13:45 PM
I'm cranky today. They moved my cube at work last week - which is there right - but I'm now in an aisle so people can see in. Plus I'm noe surrounded by my coworkers instead of my clients - that's annoying, loud SOB's
 
Plus tech put my pc under my desk instead of under my monitor. SO monitor is too low, and there is more crap under my desk to kick. Plus the lights plug into a power box set under the desk, so I'm constantly kicking it - today I broke one so I'm down a lamp
 
cranky
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on January 15, 2012, 02:39:54 PM
Static shocks.  Around this time of year they're most common. I touch most metal with my car keys to avoid the spark...

Not really something you want to do with people around, of course, unless you don't care about looking weird..
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on January 15, 2012, 11:51:03 PM
Static shocks.  Around this time of year they're most common. I touch most metal with my car keys to avoid the spark...

Not really something you want to do with people around, of course, unless you don't care about looking weird..

When I reach for a doorknob, I tap it with my knuckle before grabbing it. You get shocked anyway, it doesn't get you as bad.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on January 16, 2012, 08:24:04 PM
When I reach for a doorknob, I tap it with my knuckle before grabbing it. You get shocked anyway, it doesn't get you as bad.

Yeah, you can usually beat the shock that way too.

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on January 16, 2012, 08:31:24 PM
Of all the bad drivers, I think the ones that don't get the concept of "right of way" are the more dangerous...

Almost got in an accident with one after work, on a straightaway.  The car ahead of me had his left blinker on, no stop sign, and the car on the other side of the road was behind of stop sign.  Normally, the transitions on this road are pretty smooth, but the car ahead of me decided to stop for some reason.  Not pause, which is what I assumed and therefore kept coming at him, he was at a dead stop...  Thank goodness I was paying attention and have reasonable reflexes, so put on the breaks with room to spare, but it was still a lot closer than I'm comfortable with..
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on January 20, 2012, 03:40:38 PM
sometimes I think I look for things to annoy me. One thing I do (does anyone else do this) is sometimes seek out knowledge that I know for a fact is going to cause me pain (no, I will not give examples) - Why do I do that? Why is it so vital to me to know everything when knowing certain facts only causes me pain, and not knowing them would do me no harm?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on January 22, 2012, 09:17:42 PM
sometimes I think I look for things to annoy me. One thing I do (does anyone else do this) is sometimes seek out knowledge that I know for a fact is going to cause me pain (no, I will not give examples) - Why do I do that? Why is it so vital to me to know everything when knowing certain facts only causes me pain, and not knowing them would do me no harm?

i don't know, but it explains why you watch ncis.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on January 22, 2012, 09:24:41 PM
I think that's a guy thing BR.  Typically for me it revolves around women and yet I insist on finding out.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on January 25, 2012, 08:57:23 PM
I'm sipping strong coffee at 9 pm.

My lack of restraint in my dietary habits annoys me.  v_v

*Sips*
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on January 25, 2012, 11:36:14 PM
people who stop at blinking yellow lights.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on January 26, 2012, 02:14:10 AM
people who stop at blinking yellow lights.

Yeah, that's annoying.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on January 26, 2012, 02:17:19 AM
"Some things should not be discussed."


Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on January 27, 2012, 05:13:08 PM
n/t
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on January 27, 2012, 11:49:10 PM
So, a friend of mine with dual citizenship went back to India, and has unpaid student loans.  He used me as a reference, so they keep calling me asking for his location, and I keep telling them he's in India now..

I just found out my friends parents are worth two million.  If their son can't afford to pay, you'd think they'd help him meet his obligation, but no...

Annoyed doesn't even begin to describe how I feel about this..  I've been stuck paying loans for years, and someone with dual citizenship can simply skip the country and get away scott free?  That seems to be the case with my friend, at least, as they've been calling me for ten years now...
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on February 03, 2012, 05:44:21 AM
sometimes I think I look for things to annoy me. One thing I do (does anyone else do this) is sometimes seek out knowledge that I know for a fact is going to cause me pain (no, I will not give examples) - Why do I do that? Why is it so vital to me to know everything when knowing certain facts only causes me pain, and not knowing them would do me no harm?

Quote
Additionally, look at the confusion cloning will bring. Our dictionaries will have to create a new category for a cloned human. Since a clone is replicated and not created, churches will have to decide if a clone has a soul.

I, for one, would be very upset to learn that my son was married to a clone. Assuming that a clone could reproduce, I would be concerned that my grandchildren would have clone blood and not be true-blooded humans. Also, there will have to be new government services offered in order to train clones to function in a human world. A clone will not have “human rights” since it is not human. This new class of being will likely be considered a piece of property and therefore treated as a slave. Or maybe it could find a job as a government worker.

Only God can create true life, so clones might be considered sub-human. We will need to create an entire social awareness for the love and acceptance of clones. Children will have to be taught that the abomination of cloning is really “natural”, just like same-sex marriages, and should be tolerated.

Bobby, you and me both. 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on February 04, 2012, 02:58:37 PM
Having to do someones job for them annoys me, when it's at my expense.

I like to buy bully sticks for my dog at this local store, which are only 2.69 for a nine inch stick.  That's a steal, if you look at pet store prices or even what they charge at supermarkets.

But this store is full of kids that don't even bother checking the prices on them..  Sometimes, they'll get rung up as one dollar a stick, which I can only assume is how much those cheaper meat sticks cost, but who knows?  The kids simply don't seem to care..  The only person who actually checks prices there is an older gentleman, who I honestly told the price to and the type of dog treat, and he still checked for himself. 

Anyways, I used to be honest about it and tell a kid they're undercharging me, but since it keeps happening, should I even bother?  I mean, I'm basically paying them to do their job for them, which makes me a shmuck.

I still feel guilty about accepting mispriced goods, though.  Like I'm stealing from them, even though I'm technically not.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on February 04, 2012, 03:02:43 PM
This thread is like a train wreck wrapped in a grease fire yet I can't look away.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on February 04, 2012, 03:19:28 PM
This thread is like a train wreck wrapped in a grease fire yet I can't look away.

I didn't invent the thing, I just remade it.

Because I'm a packrat that can't throw things away.  :(
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on February 04, 2012, 03:21:33 PM
LOL
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on February 04, 2012, 07:40:56 PM
This thread is like a train wreck wrapped in a grease fire yet I can't look away.

Because it's all RELATABLE, dood. It's all in your head anyway - some folks just try to pretend it's not.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Solipsist on February 04, 2012, 08:42:07 PM
Ehn, the only stuff I can relate to is traffic stuff like people not using their directionals or for some reason forgetting how to drive in snowy or icy conditions. I have no idea how people in big cities with long commutes do it. I would road rage through all of New York.

Underpaying for doggie treats and overpaying for gas balances out on my bullshit karma meter.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on February 04, 2012, 09:07:46 PM
Ehn, the only stuff I can relate to is traffic stuff like people not using their directionals or for some reason forgetting how to drive in snowy or icy conditions. I have no idea how people in big cities with long commutes do it. I would road rage through all of New York.

Underpaying for doggie treats and overpaying for gas balances out on my bullshit karma meter.

Underpaying for doggie treats isn't really the point though.

Being made to choose between feeling dishonest, or feeling like you're being taken advantage of, is.

I mean, people are going to have differing opinions, but generally someone that accepts, say, a 50 dollar bill in change when he paid with a 20 would be looked down upon as a piece of shit.

Me personally, I say try and be somewhat honest and fair, but you really can't blame someone that takes advantage of someone elses mistake either..
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Beer_Baron on February 05, 2012, 06:41:20 PM
Underpaying for doggie treats isn't really the point though.

I mean, people are going to have differing opinions, but generally someone that accepts, say, a 50 dollar bill in change when he paid with a 20 would be looked down upon as a piece of shit.

Stuff like this seems to happen to me at least once every year.  The biggest examples i can think of:

-bought new handlebars for my mountain bike after a painful crash.  the bill from the bike shop was only $15 for labour, I had to point out to the clerk that I should have been charged for the new part as well.  Could have walked away with $50 more in my bank account if i had just kept my mouth shut.

-waitress at local pub forgot to charge me for a pitcher of beer when I was out with some buddies on wing night.  I pointed it out to her and she was so embarrassed/thankful that she gave me $5 off the pitcher.

-went to buy a propane tank for my new barbecue at the gas station.  they have a program where you trade in your empty tanks and get a discount on a filled one, but being my first time purchasing a tank i should have been charged for both the tank, AND the propane.  but i dealt with 2 different employees, and the one who rung me through only charged me for the refill price.  What should have cost me $60-something was only like $22.  I didn't speak up for this one, cuz i'm not too concerned about the financial well-being of a big corporate gas station.

those are the biggest ones, but there have been others of amounts < $5 that I've not taken advantage of, so overall i'm still on the side of good.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on February 11, 2012, 01:47:23 AM
http://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/marcotte-and-empathy-a-letter-to-the-editor/

On the Duke rape hoax.

This kind of thing both annoys and fascinates me.

Quote
Brooklyn college history professor K.C. Johnson’s blog Durham in Wonderland (http://durhamwonderland.blogspot.com/search?q=%22Amanda+Marcotte%22) is the most detailed record of the Duke Rape hoax, written as events unfolded and summarized afterwards. If you’re unfamiliar, the short of it is a district attorney named Mike Nifong who was seeking reelection exploited the racial tension in Durham to win the black vote and his reelection, and pushed ahead with the prosecution of a rape accusation that evidence did not support. The end result was Nifong’s disbarment and criminal conviction along with the Attorney General of North Carolina declaring the accused Duke Lacrosse players innocent of the charges against them (not not guilty, but actually innocent).
Some of the ethical violations by Nifong and the Durham police department were inexcusable. The alleged rape was said to have occurred at a party thrown by the Duke lacrosse team, at which both the accuser and nearly all of the lacrosse team were present. The line-ups used by Durham police featured only Duke lacrosse players, eliminating any realistic chance of a false positive when the accuser was asked to identify the particular Duke lacrosse players involved. Perhaps worse (certainly so in the eyes of the North Carolina State Bar) Nifong made pubic statements to the media that he had DNA evidence placing the specific lacrosse players accused at the scene of the crime, which not only was an outright lie, but Nifong delayed releasing the full results of the DNA testing performed by the Durham police that would have helped exonerate the defendants.
When Nifong asked the state attorney general’s office and the Administrative Office of the Courts to pay his legal fees and help defend him against the civil suit that followed, both offices refused on the grounds that Nifong’s actions involved “fraud, corruption (and) malice.”


So, the real story is a DA basically tried to bury the Duke boys to further his career, the police were complicit, Feminist groups jumped on it to further their agenda and refused to back down even after they were found innocent...
This is why I said I could relate to BobbyR, because I often look for information I find annoying..  But, I can't help it, because I find the dynamics of how history always repeats itself so compelling..  It's happening right now in Connecticut, with the allegations that four police officers violated the rights of Latino/Hispanic citizens.  Allegations get made, certain people in positions of power and influence drive those allegations to further their careers, the general public eats it up and goes through a period of real or faux outrage.  And in the end, whether the allegations end up being true or not, the public moves onto the next scandal.
This is why I have no faith in a system that works anymore..  If, for example, politicians will lie to become elected president, why do we, as the public, give them our trust, knowing full well that we're being lied to?  Because it's more important for us to be on the winning team, even if the person on our team is as bad as the guy on the opposing team...?  Do we simply not care about things like ethics or integrity, get off on playing our role in the drama, and only care about being the winners by hook or by crook, or something?

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on February 12, 2012, 04:38:57 PM
I hate it when you pull a slice of pizza off the pie, and the cheese plops down in a lump, leaving you with nothing but sauced bread. Say what you will about Pizza Hut, Papa Johns, Dominos, etc, but they never seem to have this problem.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on February 12, 2012, 04:42:19 PM
I hate it when you pull a slice of pizza off the pie, and the cheese plops down in a lump, leaving you with nothing but sauced bread. Say what you will about Pizza Hut, Papa Johns, Dominos, etc, but they never seem to have this problem.

Hey, I like Pizza Hut.

And you're right.

I think it depends on the cheese they use, as well as how long they cook it..  There's this one place in town that has pizza as good as the famous Modern Pizza place in New Haven, CT, and they claim their secret is using a higher grade of cheese.  It doesn't get all milky and runny like most other places, and tastes fantastic..
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on February 12, 2012, 06:07:58 PM
I'm seeing more of these Apple netbooks with these power cords that cover the entire wall outlet.  It's an obnoxious design, given the limited outlet access at most coffee shops.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on February 16, 2012, 11:03:55 PM
I hate it when you pull a slice of pizza off the pie, and the cheese plops down in a lump, leaving you with nothing but sauced bread. Say what you will about Pizza Hut, Papa Johns, Dominos, etc, but they never seem to have this problem.
I, too, prefer to eat from shitty pizza chains do to their superior cheese cutting methods.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on February 18, 2012, 10:00:49 PM
Rats, tattletails, squeelers, narcs, or basically people who don't know how to mind their own business and report someone to the police, boss at work, or other authority figure for something that doesn't concern them.

Happens all the time.  Someone brags about smoking weed, for example, and some asshole decides to report them.  (No, this isn't something that ever happened to me or mine, but it does happen.)  Or maybe you stumble onto a facebook page, gossip about it to the wrong person, and get someone fired...

My creedo:  See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.  Never name names, never mess with someone that didn't mess with me first..  That doesn't mean I wouldn't cooperate with the law over a serious crime, but a lot of the stuff people get turned in for is just petty stuff, and I prefer minding my own business if it isn't over something serious..

Wish more people thought this way.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: dj unstable on February 18, 2012, 10:06:46 PM
to whom do you report someone bragging about smoking weed? your ra?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on February 18, 2012, 10:08:20 PM
to whom do you report someone bragging about smoking weed? your ra?

A teacher in my town got busted because some nosy neighbors reported him, for one.

First class teacher and decent human being, but oh my gods he may be smoking weed with his friends, get him out of town!
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on February 21, 2012, 10:45:20 PM
This show that came on after Smackdown, American Experience, about Bill Clinton is a pretty big disappointment...

Instead of an objective biography, it's pretty much a Clinton boosting piece that's looking at everything through rose colored glasses..  Even cheating on his wife with Monica is basically treated like some romantic story, with excuses like "She gave him what he needed.  He just needed to be loved." and other similar tripe..

I'd feel the same way about a piece on, say, Reagan, or anybody..  If I'm seeing a bio, I want facts, not propaganda.

 


Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on February 21, 2012, 10:47:35 PM
This show that came on after Smackdown, American Experience, about Bill Clinton is a pretty big disappointment...

Instead of an objective biography, it's pretty much a Clinton boosting piece that's looking at everything through rose colored glasses..  Even cheating on his wife with Monica is basically treated like some romantic story, with excuses like "She gave him what he needed.  He just needed to be loved." and other similar tripe..

I'd feel the same way about a piece on, say, Reagan, or anybody..  If I'm seeing a bio, I want facts, not propaganda.

 




that would be really annoying...if it were the only thing on tv.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on February 21, 2012, 11:03:09 PM
that would be really annoying...if it were the only thing on tv.

Meh, I get easily annoyed by bias in general these days..]

Why does everyone have to take sides?  The grass is always green when you're sitting on the fence..
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on February 22, 2012, 10:05:39 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/highschool-prep-rally/maryland-swim-team-retroactively-loses-county-title-because-153508295.html

Quote
That's right, improper shaving. Not shaving points mind you, but shaving of body hair. And, as it turns out, if the unnamed player implicated had only shaved a couple hours earlier, she and her teammates would still have their county title.
As reported by a number of Maryland news outlets, the Baltimore Sun and Annapolis Capital among them, the Broadneck (Md.) High girls swimming squad lost its Anne Arundel County title after it was determined that one of the team's swimmers shaved on-site (http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/high-school/bal-broadneck-girls-swim-team-has-title-stripped-for-shaving-incident-20120221,0,7569196.story) just before the start of the event. National Federation of State High School Associations (http://www.nfhs.org/) (NFHS) rules for swimming, diving and water polo stipulate that athletes can not shave before, during or after a meet once a team is on-site.
The reason why the NFHS institutes a no shaving on-site policy is to protect the swimmers themselves from possible blood transmission or, in general, doing full body shaves in high school locker rooms, which would maximize the possibility of unsafe practices like sharing razors. Still, the rule can seem quite a bit over the top when one considers generally acceptable practices for other sports; after all, no one is telling football or basketball players that they can't shave after a game or practice.
Because of the violation, Broadneck lost all points won by the swimmer implicated, dropping the Bruins from first to third place in the final standings. Severna Park (Md.) High was later declared the county champion (http://www.hometownannapolis.com/news/HIG/2012/02/19-20/Broadneck-sweeps-region-titles-loses-county-crowns.html) after Broadneck's lost points were redistributed.
Meanwhile, the Annapolis Capital reported that Broadneck swimming coach Colleen Winans was suspended for the Class 4A-3A Regional Championships (http://www.hometownannapolis.com/news/HIG/2012/02/19-20/Broadneck-sweeps-region-titles-loses-county-crowns.html) which were held on Saturday because of her swimmer's violation. A release from the Anne Arundel School District cited the failure of Winans' squad to abide by "the rules of the game and promote ethical relationships among coaches and players," as the reason for the discipline taken against Winans (http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/high-school/bal-broadneck-girls-swim-team-has-title-stripped-for-shaving-incident-20120221,0,7569196.story), which included the one-meet ban.
(http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/Cp8hguVbvNxJyHR30YebZw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTMxMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en/blogs/sptuspreprally/The-Broadneck-boys-and-girls-varsity-swimming-teams-BroadneckAthletics.org_.jpg) (http://mit.zenfs.com/216/2012/02/The-Broadneck-boys-and-girls-varsity-swimming-teams-BroadneckAthletics.org_.jpg)The Broadneck boys and girls varsity swimming teams — BroadneckAthletics.org
As Swimming World Magazine (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/) general manager Jason Marsteller noted in an email with Prep Rally, it's the retroactive aspect of Broadneck's punishment that may be most bizarre.
"I'm not sure I've seen much of this type of punishment within the sport," Marsteller wrote in an email. "About the only place retroactive punishments happen is in the case  of positive doping tests."
Certainly doping tests and shaving seem a world apart, even if both might provide competitive advantages (doping for obvious reasons, and shaving to reduce drag for competitive swimmers).


All I can think about is:
Who ratted them out?  I mean, who just sits there and watches a girl shave, than reports them later?
It's a stupid rule..  Yeah, hygiene is an issue, but the consequences for this "violation" seem blown out of proportion.




Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Bront on February 23, 2012, 07:14:32 AM
I mean, who just sits there and watches a girl shave...
You ask this on the internet?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on April 12, 2012, 08:49:13 AM
So I'm at work, and I want to make the first pot of coffee. Some helpful person cleaned the pots last night and left them full - ok, let me dump it in the sink. As soon as this woman finishes rinsing out her water bottle for the 88th time. It's a fucking water bottle, it doesn't need an ounce of soap to clean!!!!!!!
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on April 12, 2012, 09:21:10 AM
So I'm at work, and I want to make the first pot of coffee. Some helpful person cleaned the pots last night and left them full - ok, let me dump it in the sink. As soon as this woman finishes rinsing out her water bottle for the 88th time. It's a fucking water bottle, it doesn't need an ounce of soap to clean!!!!!!!

doesn't she know you haven't had your coffee yet?!?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on April 12, 2012, 10:19:40 AM
apparently not  :mad_mini:
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: bryce on April 12, 2012, 12:59:49 PM
You ask this on the internet?

fabulous
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on April 17, 2012, 02:03:07 AM
Because it's all RELATABLE, dood. It's all in your head anyway - some folks just try to pretend it's not.

I guess not being cool about stuff, just isn't cool.  ^_^;

Or something.

And so as not to leave this thread without a rant, I think I need to get new friends..  My friend from middle school basically told his son not to watch any more My Little Pony.. Forbade it.

Than he chewed me out for telling him once people get past their school days, things like reps don't matter, and nobody cares what you watch.  It's like one big world of peace and love in adult-ville, where everyone is tolerant and understanding of everyone else. 

And my friend got pissed over it! 

I mean, sure, there's some crumbs that can be petty or shallow, but that's a minority!  Anybody with even a little intelligence doesn't judge other people...  I know I don't, and I know no one here on A1 does either.  So let the kid watch his show and teach him how to grow a thicker skin, and pick better friends, instead of trying to please a bunch of school kiddies...
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on April 17, 2012, 08:57:21 AM
docsavage vs (former) friend w/ son at ringside in a prancing pony rep match, 2012
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on April 17, 2012, 03:34:04 PM
the text I just got
 
Quote

Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line and Raritan Valley Line service is currently suspended due to Amtrak signal problems.
 
Sent: 3:06 PM
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on April 18, 2012, 02:37:23 PM
When power cords get rolled up underneath the caster of a rolling-chair.

When those metal binder rings don't line up when you try to close them.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on May 01, 2012, 05:51:41 PM
People just watching you when you're minding your own business out in public..

Usually old guys do this. 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on May 01, 2012, 06:01:47 PM
People just watching you when you're minding your own business out in public..

Usually old guys do this. 


at least they didn't stalk and kill you.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on May 01, 2012, 07:11:20 PM
yet
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on May 01, 2012, 07:36:37 PM
yet

well he's not black and wearing a hoodie, so he should be ok.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on May 01, 2012, 10:06:53 PM
I live in a middle class "safe" neighborhood, so I wouldn't be too worried even if I were.  :p


Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on May 02, 2012, 08:27:06 AM
you mean like the one here Trayvon was killed?  :laugh_mini:
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on May 02, 2012, 10:54:34 AM
here's a stupid one. The word decimated.  Reporter said this morning a fire decimated a family when obviously he meant devestated. Unless 10% of the family was killed, then he was right
 
It could be argued the meaning of the word has evoloved - but fuck that noise  :mad_mini:
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on May 02, 2012, 10:58:12 AM
Did ALL of the family die?
 
Decimate also means: to destroy a great number or proportion of: The population was decimated by a plague.
 
So even if the fire got 3/4 of them it would still work. But if they all died, then it's used incorrectly.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on May 02, 2012, 11:07:14 AM
I don't think so - but the definition I have always heard to be correct is to reduce by a tenth - which I see dictionary.com calls obsolete. Liek I said, maybe it's an evolution of the word - but I don't find that definition satisfactory. I mean, just look at the word! Decimate - it's kinda obvious.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on May 02, 2012, 11:19:01 AM
dec·i·mate
verb /ˈdesəˌmāt/ 
decimated, past participle; decimated, past tense; decimates, 3rd person singular present; decimating, present participle
  • Kill, destroy, or remove a large percentage or part of
    • - the project would decimate the fragile wetland wilderness- the American chestnut, a species decimated by blight
  • Drastically reduce the strength or effectiveness of (something)
    • - plant viruses that can decimate yields
  • Kill one in every ten of (a group of soldiers or others) as a punishment for the whole group
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on May 02, 2012, 11:19:52 AM
I've typically heard the term used the way it is in the first definition provided.  I never even thought about or knew its ties to the third definition.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Linus on May 02, 2012, 11:23:12 AM
I don't think so - but the definition I have always heard to be correct is to reduce by a tenth - which I see dictionary.com calls obsolete. Liek I said, maybe it's an evolution of the word - but I don't find that definition satisfactory. I mean, just look at the word! Decimate - it's kinda obvious.
It used to be used strictly in a military context, where a Roman army that was defeated would have every tenth man killed by its men. I suppose if you get annoyed by it no longer meaning reducing by a tenth, you should also be annoyed that the meaning has moved strictly from Roman Army punishment to not necessarily being a punishment at all. Language moves.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on May 02, 2012, 02:43:09 PM
you mean like the one here Trayvon was killed?  :laugh_mini:

Eight burglaries, nine thefts and one shooting within a year at the area of the crime.

Sounds like an unsafe ghetto to me.  ^_^;
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on May 14, 2012, 01:07:46 AM
Price gouging annoys me...

Especially common with technology, like Apple products ..  You can buy most of the tech used any given Ibook, for example, for a fraction of what they charge for those things...

And don't get me started on the price of phones.  They're selling FLIP PHONES for 300 dollars at Best Buy.  I know you'll get them for a lot less when you sign a contract, but that's the point..  You shouldn't have to get locked into a stupid contract to get the deal on a flip phone.

Tech prices are artificially inflated, imo, largely because of people that HAVE to keep up with the Joneses...  Sure, we all want to own cool stuff, but getting ripped off ain't cool.  (Rant brought to you from my nice affordable IBM laptop..)
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on July 27, 2012, 01:38:19 PM
Close minded, polarized, uber-competitive internet debaters annoy me...

Taking religion vs science as an example, I, personally, would like having a conversation about creationism vs evolution, or the merits and pitfalls of religious faith, for the sheer joy of discussing the subject, without dealing with all the emotional baggage people take into them.

Same for politics, discussions on race, sexual orientation, or any other "hot button" topic.. 

And it IS an internet thing..  Having a "debate" in real life is usually less shouting at each other, and more a point, counter point, counter counter point, nothing to lose by being wrong except learning something new kind of thing.  The point isn't winning or losing the debate, or impressing your friends, the point is just having fun talking about things.  We're all friends, after all...

I guess there's no friends on the internet, though...

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on August 01, 2012, 01:09:12 AM
Film snobs annoy me.

Specifically, the high art variant.  Not every movie has to have some deeper meaning, sometimes you just want to be entertained!
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Beer_Baron on August 01, 2012, 01:13:38 AM
I guess there's no friends on the internet, though...

there's also no crying on the internet.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on August 01, 2012, 01:14:54 AM
there's also no crying on the internet.

;_;  I don't cry.  I just whine.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Freakshow on August 02, 2012, 09:07:09 PM
Not every movie has to have some deeper meaning

but it doesn't hurt!
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on August 05, 2012, 03:03:29 PM
Another pet peeve:

Watching the Olympics now, and they mentioned how when cell phones came into use, coaches were using them to communicate with players, so they had to ban them.

Sounds logical, sure, but I'm against blanket bans on principle..  There's plenty of good, necessary uses for a cell phone too (Say, what if a family member absolutely needed to get in touch, because of an emergency..  Pretty sure a coach would want to be informed his wife or child is hospitalized, even during an Olympic event..)

That's pretty much true of anything..  Everything and anything can be abused.  Yet, banning anything and everything can also cause problems...

Which is why "case by case" basis should be standard, instead of blanket actions because of what "some" do...  IMO..


Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on August 14, 2012, 10:18:56 PM
Nerds annoy me.  They just don't have a sense of humor...

Not to be confused with geeks, or normal people with nerdish tendencies..  ^_^
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on August 19, 2012, 04:45:15 PM
Remember the Lead Base thing?  He has a clash with one member, it gets dramatic, and he makes a thread about his posting style?

I realize this is ancient now, but it still kind of annoys me how a lot of posters piled on him..  I mean, the way I saw it, he was just trying to pre-empt any future drama with his post, and he almost got lynched... 

Almost got an "assimilate or die" vibe..
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on August 19, 2012, 11:54:13 PM
Remember the Lead Base thing?  He has a clash with one member, it gets dramatic, and he makes a thread about his posting style?

I realize this is ancient now, but it still kind of annoys me how a lot of posters piled on him..  I mean, the way I saw it, he was just trying to pre-empt any future drama with his post, and he almost got lynched... 

Almost got an "assimilate or die" vibe..

Was this the cardboard clubhouse guy? If so, then I completely disagree. If anything, he was trying to incite drama in his superficial attempt to preempt it.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on August 20, 2012, 09:21:48 PM
Right, he took on perceived "internet tough guys" by being the worst example of an "internet tough guy."
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on August 21, 2012, 12:07:01 PM
You know how they say beggars can't be choosy?

Guess some of those unemployed arseholes didn't hear that one.

I still have a few school friends who haven't worked in years, just because they figure their MBA or college education entitles them to better than flipping burgers, making sandwich's, or washing dishes..  I guess nothings better than something, right?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 07, 2012, 01:36:36 AM
The popularity of Dr. Who in North America bothers me..

Not because I dislike the show.  I think it's awesome.  It's just, it being popular makes no sense!  How could a show that was only aired in syndication, only on stations like BBC, and that was competing with higher profile shows like Star Trek have ever developed a serious fanbase around these parts?


Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on September 07, 2012, 10:47:23 AM
The popularity of Dr. Who in North America bothers me..

Not because I dislike the show.  I think it's awesome.  It's just, it being popular makes no sense!  How could a show that was only aired in syndication, only on stations like BBC, and that was competing with higher profile shows like Star Trek have ever developed a serious fanbase around these parts?




the new BBC show restarted the franchise in 2005.  There was no star trek tv series at that time.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Zandrax on September 07, 2012, 11:09:45 AM
It was also on Sci-Fi before it was syndicated
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Freakshow on September 07, 2012, 02:59:57 PM
Dr. Who's main benefit is that it slaps continuity around and has it make breakfast the next day.
The best thing the Star Trek (2009) movie did was shovel all that crap to the side.  As much as I love my Mr. Scott's Guide To The Enterprise, things had gone way out of control to appease the control freaks.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 08, 2012, 02:10:15 PM

the new BBC show restarted the franchise in 2005.  There was no star trek tv series at that time.

True, but the old series?

People actually know who Ace is, and she was only around just before the 1980's cancellation.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on September 12, 2012, 01:49:11 PM
True, but the old series?

People actually know who Ace is, and she was only around just before the 1980's cancellation.

i figure the boom came with the new show.
 
also, you gotta remember the original show (at least from my memory) was back in the day where there wasn't as much to watch on tv.  if you were a fan of sci-fi, your choices on tv were very limited.  seems very plausible for a sci-fi fan of the 60s, 70s, and even 80s to be a fan of both star trek and dr who.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: SupTool on September 12, 2012, 01:57:11 PM

i figure the boom came with the new show.


I agree with this, especially going from Tennant to Matt Smith.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on September 12, 2012, 10:16:16 PM

I agree with this, especially going from Tennant to Matt Smith.

which is odd cause tennant was a way better dr who and i thought his stories overall are better than the current incarnations.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Zandrax on September 13, 2012, 12:27:34 AM
I'm an odd one out when it comes to Who because the most Who I've seen is the First Doctor back before the series had truly found it's stride. The Doctor was a crotchety old coot who kept yelling at everybody about how dumb they were. Good times.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 14, 2012, 11:50:43 PM
I'm an odd one out when it comes to Who because the most Who I've seen is the First Doctor back before the series had truly found it's stride. The Doctor was a crotchety old coot who kept yelling at everybody about how dumb they were. Good times.

Heh, he was normally like that?  I saw the ep before he died, when he was levitating in what looked almost like a coffin, and figured whatever was killing him made him look like an old man..
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 30, 2012, 03:12:17 PM
One fine summer night, I'm out smoking cigars by the docks with some friends after a party, and a 20 something man comes over and enthusiastically asks "Are you guys smoking pot?  I sure could use some pot!"  We tell him we're just smoking normal cigars, strike up a conversation, and throughout he keeps on bringing up if we know where to score some pot.  O_o

My friends called me paranoid, but I pegged him as a narc..  Seriously, who just goes up to random strangers and keeps asking about pot sources?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on September 30, 2012, 04:57:20 PM
Guys who are out of weed
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 30, 2012, 05:09:50 PM
Guys who are out of weed

lol. 

Bet that's how actual narcs make most of their busts, though.  "Got any weed?"  "Yeah, I'll hook you up."  "FREEEZE!"
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Zandrax on September 30, 2012, 11:01:24 PM
Heh, he was normally like that?  I saw the ep before he died, when he was levitating in what looked almost like a coffin, and figured whatever was killing him made him look like an old man..

Yeah the original idea for Dr. Who was that he appeared on the surface to be a crazy old codger.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 04, 2012, 01:26:30 AM
People that don't have the courtesy to give an "brb" or "g2g" in the middle of IM chats. 

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on October 04, 2012, 02:38:42 PM
brb
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on October 04, 2012, 02:46:37 PM
afk
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on October 04, 2012, 03:13:26 PM
a/s/l?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on October 04, 2012, 05:07:11 PM
14/f/Cali
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on October 04, 2012, 05:07:28 PM
I have a feeling I know what the next thing to annoy someone will be.....
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on October 04, 2012, 08:55:52 PM
14/f/Cali

i called it.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 04, 2012, 10:37:48 PM
I have a feeling I know what the next thing to annoy someone will be.....

...entitled upper middle class housewives that treat everyone around them like dirt and never take responsibility for their actions?  :D  (Such a woman let her dog jump all over my car door, and just looked the other way like it wasn't her problem..)
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Zandrax on October 04, 2012, 11:50:40 PM
lol

Actually I do find "lol" annoying in cases where the person is likely not laughing out loud, or is simply laughing at their own joke
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on October 05, 2012, 07:42:44 AM
I think that's silly as well.  I've heard the complaint about LOL for years, "Are you really laughing out loud?"  Maybe I am and maybe I'm not, but LOL essentially means, "You said something funny on the internet."  Get over the fact that it stands for Laugh Out Loud. 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Zandrax on October 05, 2012, 07:45:57 AM
I think that's silly as well.  I've heard the complaint about LOL for years, "Are you really laughing out loud?"  Maybe I am and maybe I'm not, but LOL essentially means, "You said something funny on the internet."  Get over the fact that it stands for Laugh Out Loud. 

OK, but it's still annoying when people use it on themselves for "Look at me, I said something funny, lol".
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on October 05, 2012, 07:50:41 AM
Typically, that's not how I see it used.  I see it used like these guys are   :) >:( 8) etc.  It's to let the person reading it know that your intent was to make a joke.  It's to avoid the, "Was he serious?"  responses.  That's how I use it at least.

For example, as you and I have disagreed on a couple of things this morning already I might say the following:

"Is there anything else you'd like to be wrong about today?"

"Is there anything else you'd like to be wrong about today? LOL."

The second one being a clear indication that I'm not trying to be a mean spirited dick.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on October 05, 2012, 08:45:42 AM
you have to try?  (LOL)
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on October 05, 2012, 09:47:28 AM
Exactly.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on October 05, 2012, 12:14:26 PM
I think that's silly as well.  I've heard the complaint about LOL for years, "Are you really laughing out loud?"  Maybe I am and maybe I'm not, but LOL essentially means, "You said something funny on the internet."  Get over the fact that it stands for Laugh Out Loud. 

lmao
 
i'm not literally laughing my ass off
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 09, 2012, 06:53:59 PM
Typically, that's not how I see it used.  I see it used like these guys are   :) >:( 8) etc.  It's to let the person reading it know that your intent was to make a joke.  It's to avoid the, "Was he serious?"  responses.  That's how I use it at least.

For example, as you and I have disagreed on a couple of things this morning already I might say the following:

"Is there anything else you'd like to be wrong about today?"

"Is there anything else you'd like to be wrong about today? LOL."

The second one being a clear indication that I'm not trying to be a mean spirited dick.

This is pretty much true.

But sometimes it also means, "laughing at you".  "Daily Kos, lol!"  Or, "get a load of that guy, lol".
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 09, 2012, 07:00:05 PM
"Internet is serious business".

More annoying then internet acronyms. 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on October 09, 2012, 07:24:59 PM
srs bzns
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: The_Spoiler on October 09, 2012, 08:01:59 PM
srs bzns

tl:dr
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on October 09, 2012, 09:31:22 PM
rotflmao
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 09, 2012, 10:09:32 PM
What's with Web calling me a right wing guy?  O_o

Is JA a right wing guy?  Was Jaybird?  I mean, even though neither of them liked me too much, the stuff I spout off about is usually more Libertarian then Republican..
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on October 09, 2012, 10:09:57 PM
This is pretty much true.

But sometimes it also means, "laughing at you".  "Daily Kos, lol!"  Or, "get a load of that guy, lol".

lay
dk,lol
galotg,lol
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 09, 2012, 10:18:33 PM

lay
dk,lol
galotg,lol

o rly?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: A Very Smug Bear on October 10, 2012, 07:41:08 PM
I knew a guy who put lol at the end of EVERY text

It was awful


"Hey what time you guys coming by lol"

"Whats up lol"

"Later lol"

EAT SHIT

Then last week at work (VZW) I transferred a call to Tech support. There was nothing funny about the call at all, I didn't say anything to the Tech rep that was funny. After I transferred and hung up the guy emailed me (and I don't know this fucking guy, completely different state than I'm in) with only "lol".

WHAT THE FLYING FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU???
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on October 17, 2012, 09:13:39 PM
Walking into a convenience store for a quick purchase, and getting stuck behind somebody in line who has a very complicated purchase, or just wants to chat with the register person, or just wants to create a problem that holds everyone else up.

Happened last night. Wanted to buy a soda. Black kid in front of me want to buy a clove. Doesn't have an ID proving he's over 18. What follows is a 5 minute dialogue where he complains about how far he had to walk/run to get to the store, and he's clearly over 18, and if he doesn't get what he came for, he's going to start tearing the store up. This dialogue goes on for several minutes until the guy behind the counter pussed out and sold it to him anyway.

The whole episode put me off my feed.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on October 17, 2012, 10:13:07 PM
I liked the time when I saw a guy pull up in his car and didn't have ID on him to buy cigs allegedly.  Well, dipshit, you're angry with her for not selling them to you but you are also apparently driving around without a license. 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 18, 2012, 02:58:22 AM
There's demonstrations now in parts of CT, with political support, against early release programs from prisons.  Spurred in part from a murder of a child from an ex con, who would have been released early even without the program. 

This is just another example of people thinking with their guts, and not their heads..  Is everybody in prison a rapist or murderer?  Why not just throw away the key and do away with any sort of release, if we're so worried about a prisoner being released back into the community..? 

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BOOGIE on October 18, 2012, 04:10:10 AM
People that don't have the courtesy to give an "brb" or "g2g" in the middle of IM chats.


People that do that when you are exchanging texts.

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on October 18, 2012, 09:33:46 AM
People at work that email me about something, then either call or show up at my desk 30 seconds later and ask me if I've read their email.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 19, 2012, 12:50:31 PM
People at work that email me about something, then either call or show up at my desk 30 seconds later and ask me if I've read their email.

Annoying.   :biggrin_mini2:
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 24, 2012, 10:16:43 PM
Germaphobes.

Washing your hands before eating is good common sense.  Using those sanitary wipes on shopping cart handles is just stupid.

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on October 24, 2012, 11:09:02 PM
Germaphobes.

Washing your hands before eating is good common sense.  Using those sanitary wipes on shopping cart handles is just stupid.



until you've seen a baby barf on them.  or grabbed one after a baby with a wet...and not necessarily wet with pee...has sat in one.
 
carts are gross. 
 
some dude doesnt wipe well, gets shit on his hand, then uses a cart.  you get it after him.  you dont see the shit, but its there and now his shit is on your hand.
 
using a cart is like having sex with every freak that's touched that cart.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 24, 2012, 11:20:53 PM
Oh, carts are filthy.  (I'd recommend against letting your kids ride in them, btw, as I know someone who works at a Stop and Shop, and they use the carts for their garbage and discarded raw chicken containers..)

Still kind of annoys me when one thing bothers people for being dirty, and they take pains to avoid/sanitize that one thing, when the fact is we're basically living in filth up to our elbows all the time, and usually manage to survive.

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on October 24, 2012, 11:31:23 PM

until you've seen a baby barf on them.  or grabbed one after a baby with a wet...and not necessarily wet with pee...has sat in one.
 
carts are gross. 
 
some dude doesnt wipe well, gets shit on his hand, then uses a cart.  you get it after him.  you dont see the shit, but its there and now his shit is on your hand.
 
using a cart is like having sex with every freak that's touched that cart.


who cares
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on October 24, 2012, 11:41:54 PM
Yeah, they are like a billion other things we come in contact with.  They are disgusting, but I still don't think it really matters.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on October 24, 2012, 11:43:54 PM
i often pump gas and eat lunch at the same time on my way to work. eating with my pump hands. and i have a fantastic immune system and i credit it to not giving a fuck.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on October 24, 2012, 11:45:44 PM
I saw hand sanitizer out by the gas pumps for the first time tonight.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on October 25, 2012, 12:49:51 AM
I saw hand sanitizer out by the gas pumps for the first time tonight.

There's a stand-alone hand sanitizer dispenser at the bank I go to. Like a machine you probably need to order out of a catalog. They have it right where people go to get in line for the bank tellers.

Like freud, I have a phenomenal immune system and I hardly ever get sick, for which I credit my general "What, me worry?" attitude toward everyday germs and bacteria. Of course, what this means is that I will ultimately meet my demise at the hands of some Captain Trips-like superflu, which I will only catch because You People are such pussies about normal germs, that your pussy immune systems will make you viable carriers for said superbug.

So really, you all owe me a pre-emptive apology for being ultimate accessories to my eventual death.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on October 25, 2012, 08:37:48 AM
Here's one thing that annoys me.

There's a poster somewhere else who always has this clever little comments.  He's a pretty smart guy and all, but I realized last week that at least some of his wit comes from lifting Twitter comments from national writers/analysts/etc. 

That kind of irks me.  If I lift something like that I will say, Bruce Feldman said on Twitter....  This dude just tosses it in the middle of his posts and it makes it look like his own independent thought. 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on October 25, 2012, 09:09:03 AM
I wouldn't say it annoys me, but it does make me shake my head when I see a guy leave the men's room after washing his hands and then use the purell dispenser outside.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on October 25, 2012, 10:01:55 AM
I do that sometimes and it's a throwback to my Burger King days.  That's how we had to wash our hands before preparing food.  It is excessive.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: The_Spoiler on October 25, 2012, 10:50:11 AM

using a cart is like having sex with every freak that's touched that cart.

You act like having sex with freaks is a bad thing.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on October 25, 2012, 05:13:17 PM

You act like having sex with freaks is a bad thing.

only if you don't use purell on your cock.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 25, 2012, 10:34:17 PM
Pet peeve:  People acting like body armor makes you immune to bullets.  Doesn't work that way, getting shot still hurts, man!  (Rubs fractured rib...)
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BOOGIE on October 26, 2012, 12:49:33 PM
Germaphobes.

Washing your hands before eating is good common sense.  Using those sanitary wipes on shopping cart handles is just stupid.

Actually it isn't stupid. A week in the hospital @$ 28,000 (thank god for insurance) & nearly dying due to MRSA likely acquired from a shopping cart handle will convince you of that. Trust me.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FATSEXY on October 26, 2012, 01:47:22 PM
If you wash your hands too much, you become unable to defend yourself from germs, that's my theory. I used to eat fucking dirt and grass and drink ditch water when I was a kid, and now I am invincible. Only I can kill me, and I'm going to do it with chocolate, Dr. Pepper, and red meat.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on October 26, 2012, 02:05:48 PM
you're more likely to catch MRSA in the hospital than the supermaket I believe
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Havok816 on October 26, 2012, 08:33:41 PM
Russell Crowe.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on October 27, 2012, 02:20:35 PM
my urge to be a grammar nazi annoys me. For instance

Quote
Some of these products thriving, let alone surviving is... 

that should really say
Quote
Some of these products surviving, let alone thriving is... 

but who cares?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BOOGIE on October 28, 2012, 12:49:55 AM
you're more likely to catch MRSA in the hospital than the supermaket I believe

True. I however got it from a cart.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 28, 2012, 12:55:19 AM
my urge to be a grammar nazi annoys me. For instance

that should really say
but who cares?

Seems like "I" care.   :-[

Little things like that happen often enough (It could be a simple case of two letters being flipped in a word, too.  Say, writing "simpel" instead of "simple"), sometimes I wonder if I have a mild case of dyslexia or something..
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on October 28, 2012, 01:20:56 AM
How do they determine where the MRSA was acquired?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on October 28, 2012, 01:30:37 AM
How do they determine where the MRSA was acquired?

science
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on October 28, 2012, 01:32:22 AM
oic
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 28, 2012, 02:41:10 AM
I don't think Chus has a lot of respect for me.  :(

But he's kind of a shttiy poster, so meh.   :good_mini:
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 28, 2012, 03:01:07 AM
 Flaky, inconsistent, flighty, emotional, and irresponsible people are pretty annoying.  But you know what else is annoying?

Caring enough to get annoyed..  Seriously, why do we care so much about how stupid or immature someone is, if we have nothing to do with those people?  I "hate" being annoyed, but sometimes I just can't help myself..  :(
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on October 28, 2012, 12:02:55 PM
I don't think Chus has a lot of respect for me.  :(

But he's kind of a shttiy poster, so meh.   :good_mini:

saved for next time you say you dont troll posters for no reason.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on October 28, 2012, 04:04:45 PM
Seems like "I" care.   :-[

Little things like that happen often enough (It could be a simple case of two letters being flipped in a word, too.  Say, writing "simpel" instead of "simple"), sometimes I wonder if I have a mild case of dyslexia or something..

eh, I see it all the time, people using that phrase out of order. I shouldn't let it bother me
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 30, 2012, 02:45:13 PM

saved for next time you say you dont troll posters for no reason.

O_o  You're saving a post where I trade snark for snark, to prove I troll posters for no reason?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: A Very Smug Bear on November 03, 2012, 01:48:55 AM
It's bad enough that people post about POLITICS on Facebook... but the shear amount of people bitching about Halloween getting postponed or not getting postponed is 10 times worse. Now it's a fucking race. Holy shit, 90+ people dead and 100s of homes gone and people bitch about candy and running.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Beer_Baron on November 03, 2012, 09:00:11 AM
It's bad enough that people post about POLITICS on Facebook... but the shear amount of people bitching about Halloween getting postponed or not getting postponed is 10 times worse. Now it's a fucking race. Holy shit, 90+ people dead and 100s of homes gone and people bitch about candy and running.

they had some stupid bitch on the local radio station call into the show to complain about how she's been training for over a year for the New York marathon, and it's not fair to her or the THOUSANDS of other folk who have done the same.  I guess she had no sympathy for the MILLIONS of people whose lives were interrupted/ruined by the storm.

This was one of the rare occasions where I started yelling at the radio about what a fucking cunt this dumb bitch is.  She doesn't even live in New York, so why should anybody care what she thinks?  Just another dumb, selfish bitch who is unable to think about anyone or anything other than herself.  I see a lot of those where I live (men and women.  sometimes the men are bigger bitches than the women).
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on November 03, 2012, 09:43:46 AM
someone should tell her that there are plenty of marathons all over the place she could run.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on November 03, 2012, 10:08:42 AM
Yeah, the marathoners have come across like a bunch of dicks about this whole thing.  I'm sure it's a vocal minority of them, but you know what I mean.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: dj unstable on November 03, 2012, 10:49:13 AM
I've never seen my facebook feed more united than yesterday's cries against the marathon. I know a few people who were scheduled to run (including a couple who tried to present the other side and did not come off well) and I get that it sucks, but 40,000 runners + support is not what Staten Island and the rest of the city needs right now.


https://twitter.com/imchriskelly/status/264433575120740352 (https://twitter.com/imchriskelly/status/264433575120740352)
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on November 03, 2012, 12:07:18 PM
haven't seen people complaining about halloween - I admit when the marathon complaints started I didn't get - but having it start a few blocks from the devestation and using generators that could be used for people with no power or gas stations - it was a stupid move on bloomies part
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on November 03, 2012, 05:42:42 PM
can't they just change it from a run to a swim?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on November 03, 2012, 06:28:26 PM
can't they just change it from a run to a swim?

BAZINGA
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on November 04, 2012, 06:59:32 PM
Also you had Darren Rovell, that tool, Tweeting that he was most worried about his "man cave" just before the storm swept into the East Coast.  What a boob.

http://www.thebiglead.com/index.php/2012/10/29/espn-business-reporter-darren-rovell-worried-about-his-mancave-wants-to-know-your-favorite-candy/
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on November 05, 2012, 04:38:14 PM
Being that today is Dr. Emmett L. Brown Day (don't forget to hang your bathroom clocks!), I've see people marking the day with BB threads peppered with random BTTF dialogue quotes. Gems like this:

Quote
Last night,Darth Vader came down from the planet Vulcan and told me he'd melt my brain.

When people can't get movie quotes right, in threads specifically created to demonstrate that we ALL remember useless trivia like dialogue from an almost 30 year-old film, it just ruins the festivities for everyone.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on November 06, 2012, 06:20:14 PM
a guy I work with lost his dog last week or so ago - it died.  I like the guy, and I feel bad, but the 20 posts a day on FB about how much he misses him are getting annoying.  a few days ago he posted his "last post" about buddy - there have been dozens since. He even compared losing his dog to losing his mother. Please!
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on November 06, 2012, 07:42:35 PM
a guy I work with lost his dog last week or so ago - it died.  I like the guy, and I feel bad, but the 20 posts a day on FB about how much he misses him are getting annoying.  a few days ago he posted his "last post" about buddy - there have been dozens since. He even compared losing his dog to losing his mother. Please!

Yeah, some people just aren't happy unless they're miserable.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on November 06, 2012, 10:24:55 PM
my mom cried over losing a cat.
 
 
a cat.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on November 06, 2012, 11:00:10 PM
my mom cried over losing a cat.
 
 
a cat.


pets are cool, man. cooler than some people.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on November 06, 2012, 11:19:20 PM

pets are cool, man. cooler than some people.

a. cat.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on November 07, 2012, 02:53:18 AM
a. cat.

I love cats, though I don't know that I'd cry over one dying on me. A dog, certainly. Dogs, at their best, are all vulnerable and needy. Cats don't give a fuck about you unless they're hungry.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on November 07, 2012, 06:36:47 AM
I'm not annoyed at his mourning, or if he cried. But it's been 1 days and it's all he can talk about it.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Vomikronnoxis on November 07, 2012, 09:05:20 AM

pets are cool, man. cooler than some people.

I've cried over two cats in the last year. One, a kitten that we took in and found a new home for. The other, our long-time cat biscuit, who was lost for a week and thankfully found alive and well. We invest a lot of our heart in these animals.

I could run through all the stuff that's going on in the brain with pet bonding (and have on the podcast) but bottom line, connections develop there that exceed our connection to many humans.

~rl
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on November 07, 2012, 09:51:09 AM
I'm not annoyed at his mourning, or if he cried. But it's been 1 days and it's all he can talk about it.

10 days I mean
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: bryce on November 07, 2012, 02:17:19 PM
my mom cried over losing a cat.
 
 
a cat.

i cried that you posted this

posted. this.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Freakshow on November 07, 2012, 07:52:47 PM
Cats are awesome friends.  They leave you alone when you want to be alone and when you need comfort and support...they leave you alone as well.  Lucky you feed them or you wouldn't get any kitty ear scratchin time in.   :(
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on November 07, 2012, 08:33:11 PM
Dogs give you the affection, but it's a shame they don't usually live nearly as long as cats.  :(

My yellow lab has wrinkles on her lips now..  She's an old woman.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on November 07, 2012, 08:36:04 PM
Ice covered roads today.  Yet, as I was traveling home from work, I noticed people still risk life and limb to go to Planet Fitness, or Stop and Shop.  Can't that half hour treadmill workout or half pound of land of lake cheese wait a day?   :crazy_mini:
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on November 08, 2012, 12:56:01 PM
The whole "pro gamer" mentality.  Gaming is serious business, and if you're not a superstar, or have no intentions of becoming one and just play to relax, you shouldn't bother.

It's why I don't normally play online.

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on November 08, 2012, 01:47:50 PM
That's why you either play in a party, or keep your head set off. Nothing says you have to listen to the idiots online. I'm an average gamer at best (reflexes are slower now that I'm nearing 40) but I get crushed regularly by 12 year olds - but I don't hear a single word they say. ;)
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on November 08, 2012, 02:34:15 PM
The whole "pro gamer" mentality.  Gaming is serious business, and if you're not a superstar, or have no intentions of becoming one and just play to relax, you shouldn't bother.

It's why I don't normally play online.



that goes back to my issue with the whole real gamers comment. 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Zandrax on November 09, 2012, 10:20:42 PM
As somebody who has lost a cat earlier this year, I can relate to crying over it.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on November 10, 2012, 08:56:55 AM
hrm.  i may be three murders away from being a serial killer.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on November 13, 2012, 01:40:52 AM
That's why you either play in a party, or keep your head set off. Nothing says you have to listen to the idiots online. I'm an average gamer at best (reflexes are slower now that I'm nearing 40) but I get crushed regularly by 12 year olds - but I don't hear a single word they say. ;)

MK is apparently snubbed by the hardcore fighting game fans, because of balance issues and not being Street Fighter.  I played for about and hour, and actually had fun.  :D

Sure, I got my arse handed to me a lot, but nobody was really trying to show off..  They just wanted people to play with.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on November 14, 2012, 08:31:13 AM
reply all - I had 150 e-mails when I got to work. Some dummy sent out a mass e-mail to the wrong distribution list. I never saw that one because he recalled it. But I got hundreds saying "why am I getting this?" and dozens more saying "stop replying to all" - some responed to the "stop replying" with "stop replying to all" - seriously? Assholes
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on November 14, 2012, 10:07:57 AM
This happens in our organization from time to time.  It's amazing these morons don't realize they are just as big a problem as the initial idiot.

The funniest one included a reply to all that said, "I don't have time in my day for you stupidity."  Obviously just a typo by leaving of the r on your, but considering the context I found it funny.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BigDaddy on November 14, 2012, 10:08:34 AM
This seems to pop up about once a quarter at my work as well, and the same thing happens.  Honestly, how hard is it for them to just hit delete?  They are perpetuating the problem by replying!  :dash_mini:
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on November 14, 2012, 10:27:54 AM
I was sorely tempted to reply - individually - to each of the "don't reply to all" people and say "like you just did?"
 
I didn't do that
 
Funny thing, the guy who made the original mistake was the least idiotic - at least he tried to recall it
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on November 15, 2012, 04:03:05 PM
Getting on a piece of exercise equipment like a recumbant bike or an elliptical, and figuring out 2 seconds later that it's basically broken. Not unusable - it still "works" in that sense. But the electronics in it are broken, or the inner mechanics of it are all rusty. And your body wouldn't know the difference. But there's something totally demoralizing about trying to work out on a piece of shitty equipment.
 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on November 15, 2012, 06:43:32 PM
as a person who finds exercise to be incredibly boring, it's horrible when you get on a piece of equipment like that and the plug to the tv sound doesnt work and now you have to exercise w/o watching tv.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on November 15, 2012, 08:01:28 PM
The instruction manuals you get when buy a small piece of cheap electronic equipment - a single piece of paper folded up 16 times. Each fold is roughly equal to an hour you'll spend trying to get the manual back into it's original form.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on November 15, 2012, 09:56:28 PM
The instruction manuals you get when buy a small piece of cheap electronic equipment - a single piece of paper folded up 16 times. Each fold is roughly equal to an hour you'll spend trying to get the manual back into it's original form.

And you still have no idea how to work the thing, so do what you should have done in the first place and Youtube or Google search.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on November 21, 2012, 01:32:10 PM
I hate that layer of water that forms on top of mustard in the jar or squeeze bottle.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on November 21, 2012, 02:22:21 PM
I hate that layer of water that forms on top of mustard in the jar or squeeze bottle.

shake it up first.
 
but yeah, it sux when you forget and gross water comes out.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on November 21, 2012, 03:21:13 PM
my office isn't letting anyone go early today.  weak.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on November 21, 2012, 03:56:31 PM
People that stand at the back of the elevator and take forever to get going and come out of the elevator. So, you think there's no one in there, and you start entering the elevator, but then run into them as they try and exit. Idiots.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on November 26, 2012, 04:27:41 AM
There's a lot of radical people out there with radical beliefs..  And for awhile, the fringes annoyed the hell out of me, not because of their individual beliefs, but more because there's enough of them that believe in their garbage that they form little fringe groups..  Someone who believes in, say, a master race is one thing..  An entire group of them believing this and hanging out together is something else.  It kind of crushes my idealist beliefs (Or is "wishful thinking" a better term?) that any group of people will simply ostracize the crazies, and being shunned from polite society, they'll go hide in their grandmothers basement or something......  Yet, they always seem to find each other, somehow.



Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on December 06, 2012, 07:15:36 PM
I dislike the word "preggers" to describe a newly pregnant woman.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Beer_Baron on December 07, 2012, 02:28:49 AM
baby bump is also annoying.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Lead-Base on December 07, 2012, 04:59:27 PM
Lets see if I can make sense out of this. I hate it when your driving down a road that has a middle turning lane then some fucker up the road is making a left turn on to the road your going straight on. My immediate reaction is this dipshit doesn't see me so I'm going to slow down to avoid a collision only for them to start coasting in the middle turn lane waiting for my ass to pass them. Its even worse when there is a left turning lane at a traffic light just up from where they are turning on and you are trying to get in it but the guy is blocking you and waiting for me to pass.

i got what u mean.
it's called using the left turn lane for merging. i hate it too. especially because they sit there like traffic is going to stop and let them in. if they got up to speed THEN they could merge
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on December 11, 2012, 04:48:10 AM
California annoys me.

You know that joke of a terminally ill cancer patient who's told by a doctor that they don't actually have cancer, and can expect to live a long and healthy life, which only infuriates the patient because of all the medical bills they have to pay now?

The real life version of that is basically a "Wrongful life lawsuit", legitimized by California, where a disabled person sues to recover damages for living as a disabled person (Instead of avoiding such expenses by having been aborted..).. 

Not to be confused with a wrongful birth suit, where a parent can sue for lack of information on a disability before a birth, so they can make an informed decision.

Yeah, disabilities are expensive, but this is basically saying someone is better off dead/never having existed, and should be compensated  for existing, which is pretty screwed up imo..
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Beer_Baron on December 12, 2012, 12:01:11 AM
and people wonder why America is broke.

Has anybody reported on the yearly costs of running the justice system?  specifically, how much it costs for the gov't to defend itself from all of the corporate lobbyists and opportunistic "victims" that try to sue?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Jef Leopard on December 12, 2012, 01:43:11 AM
The right to petition the Government for a redress of grievances is one of our most fundamental rights. 
It's a freedom that may not be abridged thanks to The First Amendment,  along with the right to free speech, free press, and the right of the people to peaceably assemble.

I disagree strongly with the notion of doing away with any of these rights.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on December 12, 2012, 02:29:32 AM
The right to petition the Government for a redress of grievances is one of our most fundamental rights. 
It's a freedom that may not be abridged thanks to The First Amendment,  along with the right to free speech, free press, and the right of the people to peaceably assemble.

I disagree strongly with the notion of doing away with any of these rights.

As do I.

No one, even BB I think (As asking about the cost of those trying to game the system isn't the same as calling for a repeal of rights) , is saying otherwise...
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on December 12, 2012, 08:55:37 AM
we need a loser pays law to stem frivilous lawsuits
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on December 19, 2012, 09:07:33 PM
People who plug those stupid power bricks with prongs on them for their mobile device so both outlets are covered. 

You can ask them to move it, but just the fact someone doesn't think enough not to do it in the first place..  >_<

Come to think of it, those bricks with the prongs on them even existing is annoying.  If you have to use a brick, at least make it part of a setup with a standard sized extension plug, like some do...
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on December 19, 2012, 09:14:13 PM
My laptop touch pad annoys the holy fuck out of me. Gotta get a mouse for this thing.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on December 19, 2012, 09:15:39 PM
People that write their emoticons backwards.

This is a smiley face - 
Code: [Select]
:)
This is not -
Code: [Select]
(:
We read from left to right.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on December 19, 2012, 09:30:15 PM
either way it's sideways
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on December 22, 2012, 03:54:04 PM
either way it's sideways

And just about everyone uses gifs now.  ^_^
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on December 22, 2012, 04:05:50 PM
Well, that was disappointing.  All that end of the world hype, and here we are.   :unknw_mini:
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on December 22, 2012, 04:25:38 PM
yup.  it's the worst of all possible outcomes.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on January 07, 2013, 08:44:06 PM
One of those doctors appointments where they tell you no food or drink after midnight.


Food I can do, but I'm one of those guys that always has to be drinking something.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on January 07, 2013, 08:57:04 PM
Saw this bitch the other day park and take up two spots and then leave her cart with her water bottle in the cart in the empty spot.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on January 07, 2013, 09:03:21 PM
Saw this bitch the other day park and take up two spots and then leave her cart with her water bottle in the cart in the empty spot.


Is anyone really that oblivious?  Or do some people just enjoy being arseholes?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on January 07, 2013, 09:30:44 PM
I don't even know how these idiots think.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Beer_Baron on January 07, 2013, 10:29:46 PM
what kind of vehicle was the bitch driving?  Using my powers of deductive reasoning, I'm guessing the bitch is one of two types of people:  either she's wealthy and spoiled, with no idea what it's like to do an honest day's work, or; she's dirt poor and hates herself, and therefore hates everything around her.

so the car must have been some type of SUV, or a heavily used pontiac from the 90's
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on January 07, 2013, 10:52:28 PM
Big, white, fancy SUV.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Beer_Baron on January 07, 2013, 11:45:42 PM
I already hated her, but now I hate her more for driving a white vehicle.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on February 17, 2013, 12:45:07 AM
Jobs where the application process involves this overlong multiple choice "assessment" where the individual answers are not as important as the "point value" for all your answers taken together.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Havok816 on February 17, 2013, 04:37:16 PM
Saw this bitch the other day park and take up two spots and then leave her cart with her water bottle in the cart in the empty spot.


I was at a store the other day and saw someone pull up in a H3.  Hate those things.  Big, ugly and usually driven by assholes.  Then someone parked next to it in a Chevy Suburban LXT.  That thing dwarfed the H3.  Seriously, who needs to drive something that big?  The woman driving it pulled part way into the space in front of her too.  Hate those people.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: The_Spoiler on February 17, 2013, 06:39:16 PM
When I was shopping today, I saw this guy pull into the parking lot in a gold Honda Accord (God, I hate those arrogant fucks) and he went and parked right in the very center of a parking space as if to show all of us plebes how much better at parking he was than the rest of us.

I bet he's the kind of "perfect" jackass that walks his empty cart all the way back in from the lot to the store just to prove to himself what a "good citizen" he is.

Fuckwad.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on February 17, 2013, 06:53:24 PM

I was at a store the other day and saw someone pull up in a H3.  Hate those things.  Big, ugly and usually driven by assholes.  Then someone parked next to it in a Chevy Suburban LXT.  That thing dwarfed the H3.  Seriously, who needs to drive something that big?  The woman driving it pulled part way into the space in front of her too.  Hate those people.

The worst, is when they park right next to you in a spot, and you can't see past them when you're pulling out.. There comes a point, where the size of a vehicle becomes a real hazard because of how it obstructs views..
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: hossler on February 17, 2013, 07:49:53 PM
People who do the things I do but aren't me totally piss me off.

Feels good to get that off my chest. And now the healing can begin   :)
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on February 23, 2013, 03:42:03 PM
Reading ebooks in pdf form.

Because mobile pdf apps aren't nearly as developed as desktop versions, in my experience, and pale compared to other ereader formats (epub and mobi).

I've tried several apps, and the best I could get is one with a decent overflow option.  No ability to change the color and backgrounds, the margins usually go right to the edge of the screen, and it looks like a giant wall of text horizontally, so you need to stand a tablet up to do any kind of book reading..
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on March 04, 2013, 05:49:27 PM
People who knock on doors, don't get an answer, so they knock again, and don't get an answer, so they knock again, and don't get an answer, so they knock again, and don't get an answer, so they knock again, and don't get an answer, so they knock again, and don't get an answer, so they knock again, and don't get an answer, so they knock again, and don't get an answer, so they knock again, and don't get an answer, so they knock again, and don't get an answer, so they knock again, and don't get an answer, so they knock again, and don't get an answer, so they knock again, and don't get an answer, so they knock again, and don't get an answer...etc.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on March 04, 2013, 06:37:22 PM
people who call, get the answering machine...

and then call right back.

these people = my kids' friends.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on March 04, 2013, 06:39:40 PM
people who call through all your numbers leaving no messages
My sister in law calls my wife's cell she's driving so she doesn't answer. Then she calls my house. Them she calls my son. No one is sick or dying she just wants to chat,
She knows better than to call me
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: A Very Smug Bear on March 07, 2013, 10:34:44 AM
people who call, get the answering machine...

and then call right back.

these people = my kids' friends.

YOU HAVE AN ANSWERING MACHINE???
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on March 07, 2013, 10:55:24 AM
YOU HAVE AN ANSWERING MACHINE???


he's an old
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on March 07, 2013, 11:47:12 AM
messaging service, voice mail.  whatever it's called.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Freakshow on March 08, 2013, 01:02:31 AM
People who knock on doors, don't get an answer, so they knock again, and don't get an answer, so they knock again, and don't get an answer, so they knock again, and don't get an answer, so they knock again, and don't get an answer, so they knock again, and don't get an answer, so they knock again, and don't get an answer, so they knock again, and don't get an answer, so they knock again, and don't get an answer, so they knock again, and don't get an answer, so they knock again, and don't get an answer, so they knock again, and don't get an answer, so they knock again, and don't get an answer, so they knock again, and don't get an answer...etc.

Dude, stop avoiding your parents. 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on March 20, 2013, 07:58:24 PM
When you hold the elevator door for someone on the first floor, and they step in and press the button for the second floor.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on March 20, 2013, 08:01:48 PM
When you hold the elevator door for someone on the first floor, and they step in and press the button for the second floor.


short-riders are the worst!
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on March 20, 2013, 08:17:24 PM
I never hold the elevator
It annoys me the stairs aren't open in my building and if you have a meeting a floor or 2 away you have to take the elevator
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on March 20, 2013, 08:40:50 PM
I used to hate short-riders on general principle, until I realized that I was being a bit arbitrary about it. My office is on the 4th floor, so anyone on the 5th floor probably despises me.

What irks me now is holding the elevator for a straggler, then being delayed further because they're only going up one floor.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on March 20, 2013, 08:55:28 PM
That's why I never hold the elevator and I never try to stop it to get on either. I'll wait for the next one.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on March 27, 2013, 10:01:54 PM
The anonymous nature of the internet can get annoying sometimes.  You never really know who or what you're dealing with, whether it's gender, age, occupation, or really anything..

The worst, is when people make "sock puppets", e.g. phony accounts that a person uses, so you think you're dealing with two or three people when it's just one guy controlling multiple accounts.  One time, some loser got caught controlling no less then five accounts at the same time, just to bolster some ideological point, but he got outed pretty quickly by the mods (Thanks to all five accounts using the same ip.  If he was using the Tor network or proxies, he'd probably have never been outed..)

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on April 16, 2013, 11:42:28 PM
Why are so many nerds like Sheldon from Big Bang Theory?

They just complain about EVERYTHING..

If nerds are so damned smart, how come they can't figure out how to have a good time?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on April 17, 2013, 09:06:06 AM
Are you a nerd, Dan?  :D :drink_mini:
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on April 17, 2013, 09:59:39 AM
Why are so many nerds like Sheldon from Big Bang Theory?

They just complain about EVERYTHING..

If nerds are so damned smart, how come they can't figure out how to have a good time?

 ??? :scratch_one-s_head_mini:
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on April 17, 2013, 09:48:22 PM
Are you a nerd, Dan?  :D :drink_mini:

^_^; 

Why not?   :drink_mini:
 
I miss my clambake days...
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on April 22, 2013, 07:24:29 PM
In werewolf movies, where the transformation is this big, impressive, elaborate sequence, but when it's done the wolf looks like a husky.

(http://www.thegreenhead.com/imgs/american-werewolf-in-london-lifesize-4.jpg)

This is a werewolf.


(http://images.wikia.com/twilightsaga/images/c/cd/Jacob-Black-the-russet-wolf-9055281-457-351.jpg)

Here Rover, here boy!
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on April 23, 2013, 12:47:17 AM
Ah, fuck it, I'm drunk enough right about now:

JA was repping me awhile ago on politics.  And yet, blatantly admitted to not liking me later (He pretends this isn't the case, but some posters have called him on it, and he didn't deny it..  And when I confronted him about it in PM, he admitted nothing, and acted like I was imagining things?)

It's not the not liking me I care about, it's the 180 spin for no good reason that bugs me.  What did I ever do to him?

Only thing I could think of, is making fun of his weight?  But I was being playful at the time, and was kind of poking fun at a few posters (And it was with star wars images.  Who can take that seriously?)

There was a little thing with that V remake, where I expressed dislike for it, and he posted "You just blew all the good will you built up with me".  But I assumed he was kidding.

Bah.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Jef Leopard on April 24, 2013, 02:37:15 PM
Confirmation bias, Conspiracy 'theorist' motherfuckers.

The Boston bombing wasn't faked or staged.

In my experience, the stereotype of CT's being 'guys living in parents basement' is more spot on than most of them would care to admit. 

Badass internet detectives who are so smart they can't figure out how to take care of themselves, or provide themselves with housing.
Badass internet detectives who won't admit the obvious fact that they are a thousand times more likely to die from diabetes related illnesses, than being murdered by the gubbermint for 'exposing the troof'

Also, making bold statements and declaring them as fact, does NOT equate "just asking questions."   
A statement isn't a question.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on May 07, 2013, 08:52:23 PM
People who exclaim how "cute" sonogram photos of gestating children are.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on May 07, 2013, 09:42:47 PM
People who exclaim how "cute" sonogram photos of gestating children are.

yeah, as a father of 3, ive always found that to be odd.  i cant even decipher what's what in those...even when something is pointed out.  i mean, i can see the head and body, but beyond that....
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on May 07, 2013, 09:51:24 PM
People who exclaim how "cute" sonogram photos of gestating children are.


the new 3d ones are so gross. people need to stop posting them.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on May 09, 2013, 08:59:36 PM
It doesn't bother me.  We did the 3D sonogram with Bryant and possibly Abby Lynn.  The Bryant one came out pretty clear.  I thought it was cool.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on May 10, 2013, 03:21:28 AM
Confirmation bias, Conspiracy 'theorist' motherfuckers.

The Boston bombing wasn't faked or staged.

In my experience, the stereotype of CT's being 'guys living in parents basement' is more spot on than most of them would care to admit. 

Badass internet detectives who are so smart they can't figure out how to take care of themselves, or provide themselves with housing.
Badass internet detectives who won't admit the obvious fact that they are a thousand times more likely to die from diabetes related illnesses, than being murdered by the gubbermint for 'exposing the troof'

Also, making bold statements and declaring them as fact, does NOT equate "just asking questions."   
A statement isn't a question.

So much this.

Had a friend that was sort of this.  Thought he was so much smarter then anyone else, and was always looking up conspiracy theories online.  Lived in his grandmothers basement, spending most of his time pirating porno and only going out to browse for stuff he shouldn't be buying, like televisions or computers.  Convinced himself with internet sleuthing that he came down with some disease, and as doctor after doctor told him he was fine, he thought they were all conspiring against him and sharing information.  It got to the point, where he visited one specialist in New York (And at this point, he was also looking up different suicide options if his "disease" left him paralyzed in a wheelchair), and hid in a room because he thought they were coming to take him away and lock him up in a nuthouse.. 

The sad thing is, we are NOT talking about a pasty faced, unathletic nerd here.  If you met him, you'd never peg him for the "internet detective" type.  More like a "frat boy" sort, I guess.  Or maybe a jock.  He had decent connections through his family.  Turned down several job opportunities, because he thought he could do better and hated living in an office..  It's just SAD.

I don't even speak to him anymore, and we used to be tight as tight as blood.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Jef Leopard on May 19, 2013, 02:51:18 PM
1,600 motorcycles passing my apartment on I-70.

Just because it's 2 in the afternoon, doesn't mean people aren't sleeping!

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on June 19, 2013, 02:48:22 AM
People who promise that something's going to happen "in, like, two minutes."
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on June 19, 2013, 03:01:24 AM
People who promise that something's going to happen "in, like, two minutes."

I've done that occasionally, I'm ashamed to admit.

Depends on how pushy the person is, though.  Some people want it done yesterday, so you'll tell them anything just to get them off your back while you try and do what they're asking you to do.. 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Horsehead on June 19, 2013, 04:37:01 AM
Confirmation bias, Conspiracy 'theorist' motherfuckers.

The Boston bombing wasn't faked or staged.

In my experience, the stereotype of CT's being 'guys living in parents basement' is more spot on than most of them would care to admit. 

Badass internet detectives who are so smart they can't figure out how to take care of themselves, or provide themselves with housing.
Badass internet detectives who won't admit the obvious fact that they are a thousand times more likely to die from diabetes related illnesses, than being murdered by the gubbermint for 'exposing the troof'

Also, making bold statements and declaring them as fact, does NOT equate "just asking questions."   
A statement isn't a question.

Actually internet conspiracy guy cracks me up because it usually takes less than a minute on google to call them on their bullshit.  Then you get to watch the nerd rage commence.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on June 19, 2013, 05:07:52 PM
People who promise that something's going to happen "in, like, two minutes."
going to printers to approve jobs on press I've noticed that "15 minutes" can mean anything from 5 minutes to 5 hours
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on June 19, 2013, 05:36:20 PM
going to printers to approve jobs on press I've noticed that "15 minutes" can mean anything from 5 minutes to 5 hours

That's why I hate it. Saying "in, like, two minutes" is code for "it'll be done when it's done, and I haven't the nerve to tell you that I don't know or care exactly when that will be."

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on June 19, 2013, 09:05:21 PM
That's why I hate it. Saying "in, like, two minutes" is code for "it'll be done when it's done, and I haven't the nerve to tell you that I don't know or care exactly when that will be."

What would you tell them, if they said "I don't really know"? 

Fellow tech industry folks should appreciate how hard it could be to give someone an exact ETA.   :)
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on June 19, 2013, 09:23:22 PM
What would you tell them, if they said "I don't really know"? 

Fellow tech industry folks should appreciate how hard it could be to give someone an exact ETA.   :)

The subtext of "I don't really know," on its own, can very easily be read as "I don't really care." As someone who's spent many years working in customer service, I know exactly what it feels like to be grilled by a complete stranger who seems to think I should know the precise answer to their question off the top of my head. And I try to keep this in mind when I am the customer in search of a little information.

When I don't know the answer to a question, and have no practical way of finding out, I tend to substitute the information they want with less relevant information. And it needn't always be truthful, either. The point is not that I want to mislead the customer. I just want to bail myself out of, what could easily wind up being a lengthy, pointless conversation that accomplishes nothing on its own. But I want to do that in a way that doesn't lead the customer to believe that I truly don't give a shit about when their shipment of widgets is going to arrive.

Saying something will be done "in, like, two minutes" is a lazy, bullshit non-answer. I'm fine with bullshit non-answers - sometimes, that's all there are - but at least put some thought into it.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on June 27, 2013, 04:49:29 AM
nt
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on June 29, 2013, 05:48:07 PM
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=message%20board (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=message%20board)

Quote
A Message board is a rag-tag collection of pretentious douchebags. Any type of social reject will be found on an message board. For instance,
1. Nerdy Crybabies.
2. Internet Tough-guys.
3. Racists.
4. Passive-Aggressive Assholes.
5. Aggressive Assholes.
6. Tools/Try-Hards.
7. Perverts.
8. Misogynists.
9. Dorks.
10. Basically anyone who the world is a better place without.
 
Any kind of normal person will eventually be driven away by the circle-jerk of a clusterfuck of nerds stroking each others egos.Types of people you will encounter on a Message board:
Nerd 1: Anyone who doesn't baby me through life is an asshole.
Nerd 2: I agree, the world is full of meanies!
Nerd 3: I'm a badass, I'm tougher than you! Everyone sucks except me!
Nerd 4: I'm 35 years old and I'm still afraid of the dark, can someone hold me

This kind of sums up why the internet annoys me...

But, at least no one fits this profile on A1.  ^_^
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on July 15, 2013, 02:16:56 AM
So, I just found out Mika Mobile, a small company I bought an app from, recently pulled out of the Android market.  The version Android users were left with is 1.2, and the IOS has 1.5 now...  It appears MM left Android because the market was "unsustainable"...  Ok.  I can live with that...  No more new products.

But your existing products are still being sold on Android.  Isn't it kind of a slap in the face to the people that bought your product, to pull up shop and not even attempt to support them?  And they have stated in no uncertain terms, all support is now dropped,  because it's not worth the time, effort, or expense.

I'm no dev, so I don't know how difficult it would be to update a pre-existing product, and I'm sure it's a major hassle having to deal with tech support issues if an update doesn't take, but THEY PAID FOR YOUR PRODUCT.  Call me a self entitled prick, but when someone gives you money, that kind of implies a level of loyalty beyond just giving them the software...  E.g., supporting them.  That's just good PR..  If/when I or another customer get an Apple device, we're less likely to buy product in that market in the future, because we know if things don't work out, we can't count on them.

No regrets on buying the product, though.. it's worth the money I paid. 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on July 20, 2013, 05:13:16 PM
sites that don't let you back out of them
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on July 20, 2013, 08:26:10 PM
sites that don't let you back out of them

That's done on purpose?  O_o

I'm using an experimental Firefox derivative, and usually assume it's an incompatibility with my browser..  But yeah, that's annoying if they try and blockade you from leaving..
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on July 20, 2013, 08:51:45 PM
I was on a site I found from google, tried to hit back and it kept popping back to the site - gotta be a script
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on July 20, 2013, 11:31:10 PM
I was on a site I found from google, tried to hit back and it kept popping back to the site - gotta be a script


on most browsers you just press and hold the back button, and a little history menu pops up where you can click on the previous page.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on July 21, 2013, 04:50:48 AM
yeah that doesn't work on windows 8 :(
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on July 21, 2013, 08:24:28 AM
yeah that doesn't work on windows 8 :(

It does on the desktop version of IE.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on July 21, 2013, 09:15:43 AM
I know but I prefer the new version, It's not like I know ahead of time sites gonna do that :(
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on July 21, 2013, 05:41:52 PM
When someone has a difficult to pronounce first or last name, so you ask them how it's pronounced, and they say, "It doesn't matter."
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on July 21, 2013, 09:05:13 PM
When someone has a difficult to pronounce first or last name, so you ask them how it's pronounced, and they say, "It doesn't matter."

the rock says that all the time.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Zandrax on July 21, 2013, 10:23:07 PM
When someone has a difficult to pronounce first or last name, so you ask them how it's pronounced, and they say, "It doesn't matter."

Probably because they're sick to death of explaining it. Just a kneejerk thought.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on July 21, 2013, 10:32:27 PM
When someone has a difficult to pronounce first or last name, so you ask them how it's pronounced, and they say, "It doesn't matter."


never had this happen to me.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on July 21, 2013, 10:54:38 PM

never had this happen to me.

Me neither.  People usually go right ahead and mispronounce it.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on July 22, 2013, 02:48:11 AM
Probably because they're sick to death of explaining it. Just a kneejerk thought.

Bah. The time it takes to tell me they don't care how you pronounce their name could be just as easily used to correctly pronounce it.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on July 22, 2013, 11:44:45 PM
ebook reading on a tablet is great for the backlight, but compared to paper:


Lets just say no matter what I do, it never feels perfect.  I'll tool with the brightness, and the font, and the font size (Which always looks a little too big or two small), and experiment with switching bold on and off (I have a bad astigmatism, and thought bolded fonts might be easier to read, and they are, but the boldness is overdone and becomes distracting.)  Eventually, I force myself to just settle on something and focus on reading, but sooner or later I'll want to adjust the settings again, even if it's several books later.  VERY annoying.


With good old fashioned paper, what you got was what you got.



Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on July 22, 2013, 11:46:51 PM
Bah. The time it takes to tell me they don't care how you pronounce their name could be just as easily used to correctly pronounce it.

Yep, if I'm going to bother to ask how to say your name the least you can do is tell me. 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on August 02, 2013, 01:26:35 AM
You know how just about everyone thinks everyone else is terrible?

And then they go and act terrible to other people?

Yeah, that annoys me.  If the worlds such a messed up place, what are you doing about it, if not contributing to the problem?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on August 02, 2013, 06:12:37 PM
I agree with this.  You see this fight fire with fire mentality surrounding a lot of social issues. Problem is that everyone is either screaming and obnoxious or the debate centers around the tone and not the content of the message.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Freakshow on August 02, 2013, 07:40:51 PM
You know how just about everyone thinks everyone else is terrible?

And then they go and act terrible to other people?

Yeah, that annoys me.  If the worlds such a messed up place, what are you doing about it, if not contributing to the problem?

Ditto.  It's the same school of thought that allows radio personalities to be judgemental when you KNOW they're at the bondage club every weekend taking it up the ass from a tranny dressed-up as half-Ronald and half-Nancy.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: The_Spoiler on August 02, 2013, 07:50:11 PM

...you KNOW they're at the bondage club every weekend taking it up the ass from a tranny dressed-up as half-Ronald and half-Nancy.


*raises hand* exactly which club is this again?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Freakshow on August 03, 2013, 09:32:47 AM

*raises hand* exactly which club is this again?

Head Presidents
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: y4j1981 on August 04, 2013, 01:49:51 PM


Ditto.  It's the same school of thought that allows radio personalities to be judgemental when you KNOW they're at the bondage club every weekend taking it up the ass from a tranny dressed-up as half-Ronald and half-Nancy.


*raises hand* exactly which club is this again?

(http://images1.fanpop.com/images/quiz/9651_1213367500494_448_300.jpg)
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on August 11, 2013, 02:05:08 AM
When you get a stack of pancakes, and and you have to try and get the butter and syrup on the all the ones in the middle and on the bottom.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on August 11, 2013, 02:28:46 PM
When you get a stack of pancakes, and and you have to try and get the butter and syrup on the all the ones in the middle and on the bottom.

And all you have is three packets of butter to spread out between them.  You can ask for more, but you don't want your pancakes getting cold waiting on them, and worse, asking for them is kind of an embarrassing "fat person" move... ^_^;
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on August 12, 2013, 11:03:26 PM
Is it wrong to want to strangle a friend I've known for a decade, just because he admitted he never wants to have to work, and his only life ambition is to leech off of his inheritance?

It's an old room mate from my school days, who's a duel citizen that lives in India.  He always said his parents were middle class, but they're obviously filthy stinking rich by Indian standards. 

I know it's probably petty jealously talking, but he flat out admitted "Work is for suckers, and I'm rich anways"....  Guess he's not so rich he's above skipping out on his student loans, though.

  If he was here, I'd probably have punched him in the nose.   >:(
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on August 13, 2013, 03:41:24 AM
Is it wrong to want to strangle a friend I've known for a decade, just because he admitted he never wants to have to work, and his only life ambition is to leech off of his inheritance?

It's an old room mate from my school days, who's a duel citizen that lives in India.  He always said his parents were middle class, but they're obviously filthy stinking rich by Indian standards. 

I know it's probably petty jealously talking, but he flat out admitted "Work is for suckers, and I'm rich anways"....  Guess he's not so rich he's above skipping out on his student loans, though.

  If he was here, I'd probably have punched him in the nose.   >:(

Well, if he actually said "Work is for suckers," then yeah, I think he's lost the plot. Work isn't for suckers. Work is for people who can't really afford not to work.

That said, nobody would sell off their life for the chance to live indoors and not starve to death if they didn't have to. There's nothing wrong with not wanting to do that.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on August 14, 2013, 02:06:32 PM
When you're tying your shoes, and one shoelace is much shorter than the other, and you can't get the bunny ears to jump into the hole.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on August 14, 2013, 02:13:07 PM
When people attach their 4 page long email signature - especially in multiple languages - to every email with 10 words in it.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on August 14, 2013, 02:30:21 PM
When people attach their 4 page long email signature - especially in multiple languages - to every email with 10 words in it.

explain?  do you mean a company email where the company includes privacy information?  or are you exagerating on the 4 pages?
 
i hate when people i work with put little sayings in their signature.  or use special colors and fonts.  it's a friggin business.  our company has a specific email signature template.  just use that.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on August 14, 2013, 03:02:14 PM
I guess it's a combination of both.

My immediate manager Bill (not his real name) will sign his emails, and THEN include his signature, so it's like this:

Quote
Email text blah blah blah.

Thanks,

Bill

Bill Doe
Job Title

<some funky border>
Company
Address 1
City, Province
Postal Code
Country
<some funky border>

And then
we get into
a really
massively long
ridiculously hideous
unnecessary confidentiality
information and
virus statement
that no one
reads so people
take it upon
themselves to post
this thing in up to 10
languages just for
the hell of it so
I then have to scroll
through waaaaaaay
too many pages
of email just to
read a couple
sentences every time.
Wow.

That's a TON of necessary space every time to read just a few words. I don't include my sig every time if it's an informal question or quick update, I only use it when reporting official stuff and dealing with the higher ups.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on August 14, 2013, 05:41:59 PM
that's weird. 
 
yeah, ive noticed that when i send something from my company email to my personal email (or when other companies send me emails to my company email), the server tacks on all that extra crap.
 
i dont know why one would voluntarily add that for an internal email.  that would be annoying.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Zandrax on August 15, 2013, 09:49:27 AM
Facebook is really starting to annoy me with all the "Suggested Pages" and "______ Likes this"
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on August 15, 2013, 10:44:56 AM
Facebook is really starting to annoy me with all the "Suggested Pages" and "______ Likes this"


yeah, same here.
 
i also get annoyed by all the linking of political shit or shit that isn't true (and takes about a minute to validate).  when my friends just repost some of this crap and it takes me 2 seconds to refute it (or point out that it's an urban legend), it really lowers my opinion of them.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: A Very Smug Bear on August 19, 2013, 10:18:46 AM

yeah, same here.
 
i also get annoyed by all the linking of political shit or shit that isn't true (and takes about a minute to validate).  when my friends just repost some of this crap and it takes me 2 seconds to refute it (or point out that it's an urban legend), it really lowers my opinion of them.

As an addition to that I can't stand how so many people on facebook post pics and memes that basically state "Hey if you beat your kids there will be less criminals in the world!"  I just don't get how people my age still subscribe to this way of thinking. Are you a fucking moron?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on August 19, 2013, 07:08:30 PM
The smell of watermelon in bubblegum, air fresheners, perfume, etc. It's not that I object to the smell of watermelon so much. It's that we've yet to manufacture a delivery system that can keep the scent to an inoffensive level.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on August 25, 2013, 07:23:32 PM
When there's a Door Close button in an elevator, but it doesn't close the door.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on August 26, 2013, 10:02:34 AM
As an addition to that I can't stand how so many people on facebook post pics and memes that basically state "Hey if you beat your kids there will be less criminals in the world!"  I just don't get how people my age still subscribe to this way of thinking. Are you a fucking moron?


listen to how good this whole bit is


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wtrpj7lF5o (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wtrpj7lF5o)
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: A Very Smug Bear on August 27, 2013, 11:27:40 AM
That was awesome
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on September 23, 2013, 03:54:50 AM
Is it normal for white/green words on a black/blue background to leave after images on the retina?

I do a lot of e reading, and at night time the normal black on white colors can be kind of bright, unless you turn the brightness way down, in which case it can be kind of hard to read...  But green colors are supposed to be really good for night reading.

Except, it leaves streaks of green all across my vision, even in a well lit room with the monitor turned all the way down.

Annoying, to say the least, and I don't remember this happening before.  But maybe I just never noticed it..
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 08, 2013, 05:54:17 PM
Competitive overachievers.

I'm talking about people who are competitive over EVERY thing.  You can't even have a casual conversation, without them trying to take over a conversation and either make it all about impressing everyone, or showing off about whatever...

Yeah, you can't rest on your laurels, but imo there's a time and a place..  Sometimes, you just want to relax in company.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on October 09, 2013, 09:18:53 AM
Drivers that:

a) take an exit to turn onto a different road, but then sit there in the middle of the exit and don't use the merge lane to get up to speed and back into traffic, and

b) on streets that don't have a formal exit but where drivers are turning onto a street that has two lanes, and they wait for both the inside AND outside lanes to be clear before they proceed, even though they could have turned into the inside lane 20 seconds ago.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 11, 2013, 02:38:56 AM
The internet kind of annoys me...

Furries, socio-paths, weirdo's, "Comic Book Guy's", "Make Love, Not Warcraft" guys... 

If it wasn't for A1, I'd start to wonder if any normal people post comments on the internet...  ^_^;
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Freakshow on October 11, 2013, 08:39:24 AM
 so·ci·o·path - a person with a psychopathic personality whose behavior is antisocial (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/antisocial), often criminal, and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience.


   
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FATSEXY on October 11, 2013, 10:49:44 AM

listen to how good this whole bit is





I'm turning into a comedy hipster because the more I hear Louis CK, the more overrated I think he is.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FATSEXY on October 11, 2013, 10:53:29 AM
Hipster completion: I picked a lesser known ginger comic that i will argue to the death is streets ahead of Louis CK


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP0fXKu1hUA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP0fXKu1hUA)
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on October 11, 2013, 10:56:21 AM
Well, I never saw Louis CK on Breaking Bad.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Freakshow on October 11, 2013, 11:12:19 AM
Love Louis CK, but his reactions to things are coming close to Doug Stanhope's.  Watch Beer Hall Putsch on Netflix.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 11, 2013, 09:47:29 PM
so·ci·o·path - a person with a psychopathic personality whose behavior is antisocial (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/antisocial), often criminal, and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience.


 


Is there a point here?   ???
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Freakshow on October 12, 2013, 12:51:37 AM
Is there a point here?   ???

nope!
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 12, 2013, 01:23:42 AM
nope!


Is there a point HERE? 


I'm on to you.   >:(
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on October 12, 2013, 09:07:23 AM
I love bill burr, but he never has and never will put out a special as good as hilarious or live in houston. louie's farty mccrablice bit on dr katz is still one of my favorite things in the world.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Freakshow on October 12, 2013, 09:43:49 AM

Is there a point HERE? 


I'm on to you.   >:(

it's all in the context.  and it's no fun telling you.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Pebble.2.0 on October 12, 2013, 12:20:13 PM
Love Louis CK, but his reactions to things are coming close to Doug Stanhope's.  Watch Beer Hall Putsch on Netflix.

are you speaking ill of Doug Stanhope?????    :mad_mini:
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on October 12, 2013, 12:23:05 PM
it's all in the context.  and it's no fun telling you.


Sociopath sense is tingling. 


 :D

Edit:  At a guess, you either mean to point out:

1.  Sociapath is misspelled.

2.  Incorrectly used.

3.  Pot calling kettle black.

Am I close?  ^_^

Watching Karate Kid:  Part 2 now.  You know the scene where Daniel is trying to console Mr. Miyagi by telling about how he felt when his father died?  If you replace Miyagi with an internet guy, he'd say "Does everything have to be about you?  stfu with that whining!  *Backhand smack*
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Freakshow on October 12, 2013, 12:31:40 PM
are you speaking ill of Doug Stanhope? ??? ?    :mad_mini:

No, fucking love him.  It's just that Louis CK's recent cynicism is approaching Stanhope's level of operating.  Which says a lot.

And that video is hilarious.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Pebble.2.0 on October 12, 2013, 04:17:39 PM
No, fucking love him.  It's just that Louis CK's recent cynicism is approaching Stanhope's level of operating.  Which says a lot.

And that video is hilarious.

....you're lucky!
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Havok816 on October 12, 2013, 04:46:59 PM

People that preach one thing and do another.

Was driving down the interstate yesterday doing 70.  Wasn't in the left-most lane.  Suddenly a car comes up behind me and dives into the lane to the right.  I look over.  It's a Prius student driver car with a sign that says "Pass on the left, drive on the right."  Fucker pulls ahead and gets back in my lane.  Asshole passed on the right.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on October 13, 2013, 10:30:52 AM
No, fucking love him.  It's just that Louis CK's recent cynicism is approaching Stanhope's level of operating.  Which says a lot.

And that video is hilarious.

louie's "recent level of cynicism" started like 20 years ago.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on October 16, 2013, 06:35:32 PM
People who have naturally pointy incisors that make them look like vampire teeth.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on October 18, 2013, 03:14:33 AM
When those guys who stand on street corners spinning signs that announce a big sale or grand opening, but they spin the sign so fast that it's impossible to tell.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on October 18, 2013, 09:21:49 AM
When those guys who stand on street corners spinning signs that announce a big sale or grand opening, but they spin the sign so fast that it's impossible to tell.

i'm the opposite.  i get annoyed by the lazy guys who just stand there and hold the sign or worse, have it on the ground leaning against them.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on November 06, 2013, 12:35:13 PM
People that heavy-mouth-breathe into a phone on a conference call so you can't hear anything. Close your fucking mouth or mute yourself.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on November 06, 2013, 12:39:07 PM
People that heavy-mouth-breathe into a phone on a conference call so you can't hear anything. Close your fucking mouth or mute yourself.

people who see you on the phone and ask if you are on a call.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: y4j1981 on November 06, 2013, 01:04:53 PM
if you see me waiting to walk across the street don't just slow down and stop if you are the last car to go by just move on and keep going
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on November 06, 2013, 01:08:45 PM
when im driving, i hate it when others are extra courteous.  example: its their turn to go at a 4 way stop, but they motion another person to go first.
 
just go when its your turn.  you are causing everyone else to wait additional time - because the person you are waiving to isn't ready to go cause they are waiting for you to go.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on November 06, 2013, 01:34:05 PM
I probably mentioned this one a long time ago - but I hate when you see a police car or ambulance or fire truck coming from the opposite direction, and everyone on our side has to pull over and give them 4 clear lanes of traffic to drive on.

Obviously, it's one thing if they need to swerve into your lane to get around traffic, but it's silly how everyone reflexively pulls over. Like when you're waiting for an elevator, and somebody shows up and hits the same call button you hit a minute before, as though it weren't already lit up.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on November 06, 2013, 01:46:03 PM
how would they have 4 lanes?
 
assuming it's 2 lanes on each side... 
 
the left hand lane on each side pulls off the road.  the right hand lane on each side pulls into the left hand lane.
 
that leaves the right hand lane on each side free.
 
we do this in case one person doesn't move over enough.  then the emergency vehicles can adjust.
 
the above would hold true for 8 total lanes.  there would still only be 2 lanes available (assuming some traffic.
 
the other reason you pull over is in case the emergency vehicle needs to turn or the emergency happens to be where you are or they are chasing a criminal who is driving eratic.
 
considering all emergency responders do, i dont have a problem giving them extra room.
 
my 2 cents.
 
now, if you are talking about a highway that has a cement wall or a substantial midway between me and the oncoming traffic and emergency vehicles (coming towards you)...in that case, i dont do anything different.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on November 06, 2013, 02:01:29 PM
how would they have 4 lanes?
 
assuming it's 2 lanes on each side... 
 
the left hand lane on each side pulls off the road.  the right hand lane on each side pulls into the left hand lane.
 
that leaves the right hand lane on each side free.
 
we do this in case one person doesn't move over enough.  then the emergency vehicles can adjust.
 
the above would hold true for 8 total lanes.  there would still only be 2 lanes available (assuming some traffic.
 
the other reason you pull over is in case the emergency vehicle needs to turn or the emergency happens to be where you are or they are chasing a criminal who is driving eratic.
 
considering all emergency responders do, i dont have a problem giving them extra room.
 
my 2 cents.
 
now, if you are talking about a highway that has a cement wall or a substantial midway between me and the oncoming traffic and emergency vehicles (coming towards you)...in that case, i dont do anything different.

I was exaggerating for some cases, but not all. IIRC, Santa Monica Blvd. running through West LA has three lanes of traffic on each side, and no center divider. It happens frequently that an emergency vehicle will be coming down from the opposite way with literally no traffic to contend with on their side, and everyone on our side will still pull over. It seems silly to me.

If we're each traveling in opposite directions in our far left lane, then yeah, I'll pull over, just to be safe, but there are times when it's simply not necessary.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on November 07, 2013, 05:25:36 PM
when im driving, i hate it when others are extra courteous.  example: its their turn to go at a 4 way stop, but they motion another person to go first.
 
just go when its your turn.  you are causing everyone else to wait additional time - because the person you are waiving to isn't ready to go cause they are waiting for you to go.

I saw on Reddit the other day where someone said, "Don't drive courteously, drive correctly."
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Freakshow on November 07, 2013, 05:30:32 PM
People that heavy-mouth-breathe into a phone on a conference call so you can't hear anything. Close your fucking mouth or mute yourself.

Or just pull the mouthpiece out of your goddamn mouth.  It's a microphone, not a tongue depressor.  And keep the little fuzzy thing on, I can hear your belabored wheezing in my dreams now.

Maybe do a situp.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on November 08, 2013, 11:12:43 PM
I saw on Reddit the other day where someone said, "Don't drive courteously, drive correctly."

You can probably blame the extra courteous types for the opposite extreme of the person who goes whether it's their turn or not...
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on November 09, 2013, 08:42:55 PM
Not sure about that, I'm sure those jackoffs would exist either way.  Extra courteous people just give 'em an excuse.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on November 18, 2013, 06:56:25 PM
When you walk into a spider web you can't see.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on November 22, 2013, 09:04:02 AM
People that book hour-long meetings over everyone's lunch hour just because it's the only open slot on calendars. WE NEED A BREAK AND CONSUME FOOD, MORONS.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on November 22, 2013, 09:18:39 AM
People that book hour-long meetings over everyone's lunch hour just because it's the only open slot on calendars. WE NEED A BREAK AND CONSUME FOOD, MORONS.

yeah, i hate that.
 
its not so bad now that im not in meetings most of the day, but there were days where i just had back to back and overlapping meetings all day - with one spot open - lunch...which i blocked on my calendar.  and then some ahole would schedule a meeting that i HAD to attend at that time.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on November 22, 2013, 09:21:44 AM
Yeah all us leaders here block our lunches on our calendars, but people still book it cause we're so busy they figure that's the only time we're open. But we're not, jackass.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on November 26, 2013, 03:26:55 PM
When you drop something fragile, but manage to stick your leg and foot out a little and slow its fall, but it still hits the ground and breaks anyway.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on November 26, 2013, 04:32:47 PM
When you drop something fragile, but manage to stick your leg and foot out a little and slow its fall, but it still hits the ground and breaks anyway.

 ???
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on November 26, 2013, 04:56:24 PM

 ???

I know, right?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on November 26, 2013, 05:47:40 PM
Create an event at lunch called "Masturbation Time" and I'd bet they'd leave you alone then.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on December 11, 2013, 05:45:23 PM
Quote
I think Emily should of played the part as Wonder women! That would of been the best choice

Read that on the Bones facebook page. Trying not to be a dick so I didn't correct her, but it's bugging me not to, so I do it here. Should have. Would have - not of.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on December 13, 2013, 02:45:05 AM
People who play off stereotypes..  Specifically, a lot of older Italian American types around town tend to act like something from out of the Soprano's..  I can't sit down for a cup of coffee or pick up chinese food without hearing a few guys talking about how much smoother they were in their day compared to this new generation that keeps getting caught every time they whack somebody...   :o

Wouldn't much surprise me if they actually knew some wise guys, though.  They kind of have a history here in ct, and everyone knows “Whitey” Tropiano lived in New Haven, and had a place in my town, along with his son..  But I hate to dwell on it.  Organized criminals = murderers, to me.

This one guy who could pass for Gandolfini's twin was kind of neat, though.
 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on January 06, 2014, 02:26:18 AM
When you think you have just enough money to purchase something from a vending machine, but then realize that one of your coins isn't American.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on January 06, 2014, 09:01:05 AM
not that this happened to me today, but...
 
when your team loses and the next day you wear something with their logo on it and people ask you why you are wearing their colors when they lost?  as if i would just dump my team over a loss.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Zandrax on January 06, 2014, 09:45:52 AM
I think this has already been covered in the shopping grievances but...

People that take a whole bunch of stuff into the self checkout line, complete with a dozen coupons. Look genius, you'll get through faster if you went the traditional way. Self Checkout is for the people who just have one or two things to buy. It's not there for your selfish ass to hog up time.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on January 06, 2014, 09:51:57 AM
it's not always a choice. I went to a supermarket on a sunday afternoon, they had 2 live checkers, and 1 was an express lane. Sort of forced me to use one of the six self serve lanes, even though I hate the damn things
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on January 06, 2014, 10:12:16 AM
maybe they are embarrassed at having to use coupons so they want to use the self checker to help with that?
 
i dont use the self checker often because i usually have some sort of issue which requires someone to come and unlock it. 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on January 06, 2014, 11:59:52 AM
not that this happened to me today, but...
 
when your team loses and the next day you wear something with their logo on it and people ask you why you are wearing their colors when they lost?  as if i would just dump my team over a loss.

Yeah, that one is on my list too.  I've heard, "I can't believe you're wearing a Falcons jacket" I don't know how many times this season.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Zandrax on January 06, 2014, 12:03:23 PM
not that this happened to me today, but...
 
when your team loses and the next day you wear something with their logo on it and people ask you why you are wearing their colors when they lost?  as if i would just dump my team over a loss.

Since I'm a Cub fan, this doesn't faze me
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on January 06, 2014, 12:23:58 PM
Yeah, that one is on my list too.  I've heard, "I can't believe you're wearing a Falcons jacket" I don't know how many times this season.

and those same people are no where to be found when your team wins. 
(well for me anyway since im in cowboys and saints territory)
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: A Very Smug Bear on January 07, 2014, 09:53:44 AM
People who back into parking spots. Seriously? Is it that important to avoid having to back out of the space? Get out of the fucking way, you suck dick at parking.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Beer_Baron on January 08, 2014, 12:56:40 AM
People who back into parking spots. Seriously? Is it that important to avoid having to back out of the space? Get out of the fucking way, you suck dick at parking.

I always back in.  if my car won't start due to cold or dead battery, I want the hood to be accessible for a boost.  Plus it's so much easier to back into a spot than it is to back out of a spot.

Stop being so god damn impatient.  I doubt you're going to miss out on anything by having to wait an extra 10 seconds in the parking lot.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on January 08, 2014, 06:55:53 AM
morning news anchors. Seriously 90% of the are assholes
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on January 09, 2014, 09:23:49 PM
Metalocalypse had a finale, it was a rock opera, it was out months ago, and I missed it...

Granted, it did take nearly a year to get that finale, so I'm probably not the only one it flew under the radar on..


Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Zandrax on January 10, 2014, 07:43:36 PM
Maybe this already go mentioned.

People that type "lol" after their own post comment
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on January 10, 2014, 08:12:42 PM
LOL is just used to make it clear that you are joking.  It serves a purpose.  It's not literally laughing at your own joke.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Zandrax on January 10, 2014, 08:17:14 PM
LOL is just used to make it clear that you are joking.  It serves a purpose.  It's not literally laughing at your own joke.

Well, if I can beat that into my own head, that will make it less annoying. It comes across to me like people laughing at their own joke.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on January 10, 2014, 08:23:06 PM
I figure it started as shorthand for LOL jk.  I think people just dropped the jk.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: The_Spoiler on January 10, 2014, 09:36:01 PM
I figure it started as shorthand for LOL jk.  I think people just dropped the jk.


With emoticon technology being what it is today, there is really no need to either LOL or LOL jk ones own posts/comments.


It's just jerky.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Zandrax on January 10, 2014, 09:46:58 PM

With emoticon technology being what it is today, there is really no need to either LOL or LOL jk ones own posts/comments.


It's just jerky.

And to be more specific, I was meaning in the Facebook/Twitter community. Though Facebook does have its own set of smileys.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on January 10, 2014, 11:58:08 PM
Why is it bad to laugh at your own jokes?  I mean, if you don't find your joke funny, then why would you tell it?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Zandrax on January 11, 2014, 12:20:22 AM
Why is it bad to laugh at your own jokes?  I mean, if you don't find your joke funny, then why would you tell it?

How often do you see comedians laughing at their own jokes?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on January 11, 2014, 04:04:24 AM
How often do you see comedians laughing at their own jokes?

They used to pipe in canned laughter on sitcoms.

I always hated that. 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on January 11, 2014, 09:13:49 AM
LOL is just used to make it clear that you are joking.  It serves a purpose.  It's not literally laughing at your own joke.


if someone can't tell a joke from a serious then they are a big dumb jerk and fuck 'em.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on January 11, 2014, 09:15:13 AM
How often do you see comedians laughing at their own jokes?


like all the time have you ever paid attention to one?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on January 11, 2014, 12:04:58 PM
How often do you see comedians laughing at their own jokes?

many do.

that said, i didnt realize you were talking about professional comedians.

let me ask you this, when you are with some friends and you tell them a joke (has to be a funny one), do you also laugh?  or do you stand there stone faced?

ps, it's fine if you are annoyed by it.  i just don't get what the big deal is.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Zandrax on January 11, 2014, 12:16:31 PM
many do.

that said, i didnt realize you were talking about professional comedians.

let me ask you this, when you are with some friends and you tell them a joke (has to be a funny one), do you also laugh?  or do you stand there stone faced?

ps, it's fine if you are annoyed by it.  i just don't get what the big deal is.

I might smile, but usually if I'm laughing I'm rolling with the jokes that are already being told. But then again I'm the type where just because I'm not laughing doesn't mean I don't find something funny.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: A Very Smug Bear on January 11, 2014, 12:17:29 PM
I always back in.  if my car won't start due to cold or dead battery, I want the hood to be accessible for a boost.  Plus it's so much easier to back into a spot than it is to back out of a spot.

Stop being so god damn impatient.  I doubt you're going to miss out on anything by having to wait an extra 10 seconds in the parking lot.

I bet you stop dead while walking through crowded places too to look at your phone
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on January 11, 2014, 12:46:37 PM
I bet you stop dead while walking through crowded places too to look at your phone

i hate that.

i hate people driving while on their phones.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on January 11, 2014, 01:12:35 PM
In writing jokes can be a lot harder to interpret especially if you're dealing with a group you don't necessarily know or doesn't really know you. 


Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on January 11, 2014, 01:13:28 PM
i hate people driving while on their phones.

This one doesn't bother me.  I drive and talk on my phone all the time.  I've never had an issue.  I should add it's perfectly legal here to do so as well.  You just can't text and drive anymore.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on January 11, 2014, 01:15:50 PM
And to be more specific, I was meaning in the Facebook/Twitter community. Though Facebook does have its own set of smileys.

So it's the idea that these people refuse to use the Facebook approved emoticons that is the issue?  I've occasionally typed LOL after a statement to make sure people don't think I'm being serious.  I've never bothered to click the little Facebook emoticons because ain't nobody got time for that.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on January 11, 2014, 01:50:15 PM
This one doesn't bother me.  I drive and talk on my phone all the time.  I've never had an issue.  I should add it's perfectly legal here to do so as well.  You just can't text and drive anymore.


It's not legal here in ct. Found that out the hard way, when I made a quick call at 9 pm on empty streets. The ticket wasn't cheap.  Needless to say, I don't agree with the law. 


 Awhile back, a bunch of degenerate kids were hanging around some docks making noise, so they ended up passing a law that no one gets to use the docks past 9 pm, and all the old fishermen that weren't hurting anybody ended up being thrown out.  One subgroup of a subgroup causes a problem, so they they solve the problem by blanket law attacking everyone.  It's lazy.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on January 11, 2014, 03:06:34 PM
This one doesn't bother me.  I drive and talk on my phone all the time.  I've never had an issue.  I should add it's perfectly legal here to do so as well.  You just can't text and drive anymore.

nearly every time someone in front of me is driving really slow or erratic, it's because they are on their phone.  that's why i hate it.

eta: im specifically talking about people who are holding a phone rather than using hands free.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Jef Leopard on January 11, 2014, 04:11:56 PM
With traffic it takes a maximum of 15 minutes to get from one end of my town to the other.

So, no, I don't want to die because some jackhole Kansas moron can't wait till the end of his 4 minute commute to take a call.

People who live in cities and spend hours a week in traffic may not have the same easy options, so I'm not judging everybody who does it.   Just everybody who I see doing it.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on January 11, 2014, 04:15:09 PM
Mine is about a 35 minute/20 mile drive.  I don't typically initiate a call, but I'll answer one during it.  I don't do hands-free and like I said I've never had an issue driving perfectly fine while on the phone.  I've dealt with a lot of terrible drivers and I have never noticed that a majority of them were talking on the phone at the time or anything like that.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on January 11, 2014, 04:25:10 PM
if someone is distracted by the phone while they're driving it's because they are a bad driver, and if they aren't on the phone, they'll be distracted by something else
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on January 11, 2014, 04:58:42 PM
I think people relax when they are on the phone. And like a muscle memory thing kicks in where in their mind it's like they are on the phone at home or work so that cuts into their concentration and their active perception takes a nosedive.


I consider myself to be a good driver.....except when I'm on the phone.


Not sayin this is everyone. But probably enough that I'd like to see the law changed.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on January 11, 2014, 06:01:56 PM
I think people relax when they are on the phone. And like a muscle memory thing kicks in where in their mind it's like they are on the phone at home or work so that cuts into their concentration and their active perception takes a nosedive.


I consider myself to be a good driver.....except when I'm on the phone.


Not sayin this is everyone. But probably enough that I'd like to see the law changed.

Agree with this. Talking (except hands-free) and texting while driving are both illegal in Cali - and this is fine by me. I think talking on the phone is both a concentration issue, and a simple mechanical one. One hand on the phone means one hand on the wheel, and this is a problem for me. And I think it's a number of degrees more serious than simply taking your hand off the wheel for a few seconds to, say, adjust your radio.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on January 11, 2014, 06:37:18 PM
if someone is distracted by the phone while they're driving it's because they are a bad driver, and if they aren't on the phone, they'll be distracted by something else


Exactly.


There were a lot of bad drivers before cell phones became a thing. 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on January 11, 2014, 06:52:00 PM
Would you watch the series finale of Breaking Bad while talking to someone about anything else? 


Rhetorical


Of course you wouldn't because you want to fully concentrate on the show.


Driving a 1.5 ton hunk of metal on a road with others doing the same should warrant the same level of concentration.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: The_Spoiler on January 11, 2014, 07:10:24 PM
Bitstrips.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on January 11, 2014, 07:29:33 PM
Bitstrips.

YES!  so annoying.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Beer_Baron on January 11, 2014, 08:57:01 PM
I bet you stop dead while walking through crowded places too to look at your phone

I hardly ever find myself in a crowded place, partly because I live in a small town and partly because I actively avoid crowds.

Also, I hardly ever take my phone out with me unless I'm going to meet someone.  I hate cell phones, only have one because it's cheaper than a land line.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on January 11, 2014, 09:25:17 PM
I hardly ever find myself in a crowded place, partly because I live in a small town and partly because I actively avoid crowds.

Also, I hardly ever take my phone out with me unless I'm going to meet someone.  I hate cell phones, only have one because it's cheaper than a land line.

Flipphone or smart?

And service plan, or prepaid?

Was prepared to stick with a flip phone forever, but once I traded up, it's kind of hard to imagine doing without it...
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on January 12, 2014, 03:14:11 AM
I find it interesting that so many here are apparently two hands on the wheel with their hands at 10 and 2 drivers.  Even if I'm not talking on my phone there's a good chance I only have one hand on the wheel.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on January 12, 2014, 10:05:59 AM
I find it interesting that so many here are apparently two hands on the wheel with their hands at 10 and 2 drivers.  Even if I'm not talking on my phone there's a good chance I only have one hand on the wheel.

yeah I almost never use 2 hands.
And I don't think you should be thinking about driving, it should be instinctual
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on January 12, 2014, 10:06:17 AM
Bitstrips.

Oh Hell Yes
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on January 12, 2014, 10:26:56 AM
Re-read what I typed. I think when most people are on the phone they relax like they would when their home.


You can drive with one hand and concentrate on the road. I don't disagree with that.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on January 12, 2014, 12:47:36 PM
I will add that interstate driving is different.  On the interstate I am 10 and 2 and rarely if ever talk on the phone.  I really can't recall talking on the phone on the interstate.

To me, I don't feel anymore relaxed or less aware having a conversation on my phone while driving than I would listening to sports talk radio or music. 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on January 12, 2014, 12:49:29 PM
And I should add that a lot of the "roads" I have to drive are 2 to 4 lanes on each side.


Also Texas drivers suck.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on January 12, 2014, 12:51:27 PM
There's a lot of 2 lane roads here, but 2 to a side and 3 to a side are fairly common as well. 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on January 12, 2014, 01:55:02 PM
Would you watch the series finale of Breaking Bad while talking to someone about anything else? 


Rhetorical


Of course you wouldn't because you want to fully concentrate on the show.


Driving a 1.5 ton hunk of metal on a road with others doing the same should warrant the same level of concentration.
im usually pretty high when i drive so my senses are heightened, allowing me to talk, text and tweet. the three t's of driving.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on January 12, 2014, 01:55:53 PM
also you can block bitstrips from facebook. it's real easy and good.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Beer_Baron on January 12, 2014, 08:09:08 PM
Flipphone or smart?

And service plan, or prepaid?

Was prepared to stick with a flip phone forever, but once I traded up, it's kind of hard to imagine doing without it...

it's a flip phone from 2007, on a $27/mo. rate plan and added the texting bundle for $5.  A land line starts at $39 here, which is fucking outrageous
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on February 06, 2014, 03:19:31 AM
When you're playing ping-pong with someone, just trying to have a nice chill game, and they blast a forehand at you at a hundred miles an hour, like they gots skillz.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on February 06, 2014, 01:20:10 PM
LinkedIn recommendations. I mean, I know most of the mean well. But I've accepted some 2nd level contacts that I don't know for networking reasons, some of them salesmen and keep getting recommendations from them. Dude, you don't even know me, how can you recommend me? Even family members. I've had people recommend me for things I don't even know what they are
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on February 16, 2014, 08:43:22 PM
Downer people.  The type that are basically slaves to their mood, and act like no one has problems.but them.  The thing that irritates me, is moody people almost seem to enjoy wallowing in self pity, and it never occurs to them that being happy or getting past a funk takes some effort past stewing all week over their problems...



Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: A Very Smug Bear on February 18, 2014, 12:38:59 PM
Snow

Just...fucking snow

ALL THIS FUCKING SNOW
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on February 18, 2014, 12:45:29 PM
Snow

Just...fucking snow

ALL THIS FUCKING SNOW

AMEN
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Zandrax on February 18, 2014, 12:48:55 PM
Around here, we're gonna be above freezing for the next several days.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on February 18, 2014, 12:50:49 PM
Down here in Georgia I'd have to say ICE.  We were fairly lucky in that we were only without power for 20 hours during this last one though.  As a house that's all electric that can be a problem.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on February 18, 2014, 12:55:56 PM
73 degrees in Los Angeles today.  :blum_mini:
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on February 18, 2014, 01:16:19 PM
It's nice now fortunately, but man it was ridiculous there for a while.  Although they are saying their may be another winter storm on the horizon for the end of this month. 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on February 18, 2014, 02:06:55 PM
73 degrees in Los Angeles today.  :blum_mini:

74 here in north texas.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on February 18, 2014, 03:35:47 PM

74 here in north texas.

Too fucking hot, man. Need to crank the AC.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on February 18, 2014, 04:34:32 PM
I hate you both
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on February 18, 2014, 07:44:15 PM
Too fucking hot, man. Need to crank the AC.

that's exactly what my wife did when we got home.  apparently 73 inside is too hot for her.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on February 24, 2014, 10:43:06 AM
put a comment on fb outlining a very poor customer experience i had with amazon - stating that it was so terrible, they lost a customer.
 
the first response was a friend of the family who said she was very sorry to hear about my bad experience but her family has had prime for years and its been great - not to mention that free 2 day shipping.
 
dont turn my bitch fest into a commercial for the company im bitching about.
 
i deleted her comment.
 
 
 
 
also...
 
companies who do things they think is the right thing to do even tho it is NOT what you asked for.
 
i asked amazon to apply the year subscription gift my dad gave me to my account.
 
they said they couldnt do that and decided on their own to turn his gift into a gift card/credit.  not what i asked; and did it w/o asking me if it was ok to do that.
 
i then fixed something and signed up for prime - i asked them to apply the credit to my prime account.
 
instead of doing that, they said they saw i had signed up for prime and decided on their own to refund the gift card - which goes back to my dad and not me.
 
so then i asked them to cancel my account.
 
they of course did not do this.  while they did refund my money and let me keep my amazon account, which is nice i guess, they again did this w/o checking with me.
 
so add amazon to things that annoy me.  i doubt i will use amazon before christmas.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on March 05, 2014, 01:41:25 PM
Those damned Old Spice commercials.  With the fat mothers stalking their kids.


And the idea that rebranding as "the body spray moms buy for their kids" is a good way to kill long term viability, imo.  That kind of tactic didn't turn out so well for the Nintendo Wii U, did it?



Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on March 14, 2014, 01:26:36 PM
People with last names that start with 'Cz'.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Beer_Baron on March 14, 2014, 05:44:57 PM
When people use the phrase "it took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get here" when receiving accolades for their success.  This is only acceptable if you are a soldier, MMA fighter, or athlete in some other contact sport.


Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: The_Spoiler on March 14, 2014, 08:36:53 PM
When people use the phrase "it took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get here" when receiving accolades for their success.  This is only acceptable if you are a soldier, MMA fighter, or athlete in some other contact sport.


Bo Bice should be allowed to say it too.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Zandrax on March 14, 2014, 09:01:16 PM
When people use the phrase "it took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get here" when receiving accolades for their success.  This is only acceptable if you are a soldier, MMA fighter, or athlete in some other contact sport.

Well, sweat and tears I can see for non military or fighters. Blood not so much.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on March 14, 2014, 09:17:26 PM
Pop singers bleed creativity, yo.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Zandrax on March 14, 2014, 09:19:05 PM
Customers that start the conversation with "quick question"

20 minutes later it's "just one more question...."
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on March 14, 2014, 09:33:16 PM
People who treat "2 seconds" or "2 minutes" as a temporal placeholder for however the fuck long it'll actually take to do something.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on March 15, 2014, 12:14:21 AM
When people use the phrase "it took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get here" when receiving accolades for their success.  This is only acceptable if you are a soldier, MMA fighter, or athlete in some other contact sport.
i much prefer pain, blues and agony.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on March 15, 2014, 12:17:11 AM
When people use the phrase "it took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get here" when receiving accolades for their success.  This is only acceptable if you are a soldier, MMA fighter, or athlete in some other contact sport.




cops, firemenn, laborers, women who give birth
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on March 15, 2014, 01:39:25 AM
Women that get pissy about people telling them what to do, then turn around and get angry at a guy that doesn't take charge or act "aggressive" enough.

About the only solution is growing a thick skin and accept no matter what you do, it's probably gonna be wrong about half the time....
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Zandrax on March 15, 2014, 06:53:16 AM
Women that get pissy about people telling them what to do, then turn around and get angry at a guy that doesn't take charge or act "aggressive" enough.

About the only solution is growing a thick skin and accept no matter what you do, it's probably gonna be wrong about half the time....


Kind of like women that want the word "bossy" banned, after they make a song called "Bow Down, Bitches"
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on March 19, 2014, 12:23:08 AM
Idol worship.  Don't get it, never will, and hearing peope gush about celebrities and such just annoys me.


I'm all for appreciating someone for their work and achievements and such, but bandwagon worshipping strikes me as people basically saying "Look at me and my tastes!  I'm one of the herd, we all like the same thing!"


Yeah Scorsese's great, everyone knows it, I've got all his movies like everyone else, shut up about it already.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on March 20, 2014, 12:50:26 PM
nt
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on March 20, 2014, 01:52:01 PM
changed you mind didya?  :laugh_mini:
 
 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on March 20, 2014, 02:03:19 PM
a combination of people being financially illiterate and outlandish backdoor brags.


girl i know who is single, in her 20's, with no kids posts "what a crazy world where you can make 33 dollars an hour and still not make ends meet."


bitch, you're in the club ever weekend, that's why you're not making ends meet. stop trying to live like a rapper.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on March 20, 2014, 02:06:01 PM
people who take my pages out of the printer
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on March 20, 2014, 10:02:11 PM
changed you mind didya?  :laugh_mini:

It was even stupider then the last one.

Basically, it's annoyance that I can never catch the flavors drinking experts claim they get.  Vanilla, peat, chocolate, cool whip..  it all tastes like booze to me.

And the finish, the only flavor I taste is pain.  (I can take it, but just saying..  There's no flavors in a finish for me beyond the sting of hurt.)

I guess my palate's just terrible..  Either that, or all those experts are liars. 

Cigar's are even worse..  I mean, how does someone even know what leather tastes like?  Or brass?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on March 21, 2014, 09:51:17 AM
I actually get that - I mean I know some tequilas are smoother than others but I don't get the subtle notes that supposedly are there
 
And after 3 shots bay street tastes the same as patron
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on March 21, 2014, 12:53:49 PM
It's the same way with coffee. I never really could tell the difference between some of the flavors others claimed where there.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on March 21, 2014, 09:48:31 PM
Idol worship.  Don't get it, never will, and hearing peope gush about celebrities and such just annoys me.


I'm all for appreciating someone for their work and achievements and such, but bandwagon worshipping strikes me as people basically saying "Look at me and my tastes!  I'm one of the herd, we all like the same thing!"


Yeah Scorsese's great, everyone knows it, I've got all his movies like everyone else, shut up about it already.

OTOH sharing pet peeves with the world is something that should be done as loudly and often as possible, amirite?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on March 21, 2014, 10:38:27 PM
OTOH sharing pet peeves with the world is something that should be done as loudly and often as possible, amirite?


Actually, my complaint could apply to that, too, depending on context..


I think it's not the worshipping, but the circle jerking aspects I don't like..  Like, gushing about Scorsese because you love his work is one thing, but singing his praises because hey everyone loves him and you want to impress people with your brilliant taste and sophistication is another. 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on March 21, 2014, 10:42:32 PM
It's the same way with coffee. I never really could tell the difference between some of the flavors others claimed where there.

i get that with the normal flavors of coffee - dark, regular, sumatra...

but chocolate, gingerbread, pumpkin, doughnut shop - all those taste great and do have the flavor.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on March 24, 2014, 09:07:32 AM

Actually, my complaint could apply to that, too, depending on context..


I think it's not the worshipping, but the circle jerking aspects I don't like..  Like, gushing about Scorsese because you love his work is one thing, but singing his praises because hey everyone loves him and you want to impress people with your brilliant taste and sophistication is another. 

I'm curious as to how you determine who really loves his work vs who is simply trying to impress people.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on March 24, 2014, 10:15:35 PM
animal people. Ever watch the following? Joe Carroll has killed a couple of hundred people since the show started. Today he killed a cats. A couple of dozen morons blew up their facebook page swearing to never watch the show again and one is even reporting them to the ASPCA.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on March 24, 2014, 11:06:12 PM
i'm an animal person, and i gotta say, those aren't animal people. they're just jerks who like animals.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on March 24, 2014, 11:17:36 PM
OK, I can accept that
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on March 25, 2014, 01:44:49 AM
I'm curious as to how you determine who really loves his work vs who is simply trying to impress people.


Well, if they're sexy lads, saying stuff to impress is a given.  :)


Scorsese was just a general example.  You usually know circle jerking behavior when you see it, though.


Hell, I'm guilty of it myself.  Doesn't mean I agree with doing stuff just to fit in, vs just being yourself, even though we all pretty much do it to different degrees..
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on March 26, 2014, 01:47:10 PM
Eye floaters.

Most of them are in one eye, and includes this pretty large, dense one I could even see in low light..
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on March 26, 2014, 04:19:50 PM
Eye floaters.

Most of them are in one eye, and includes this pretty large, dense one I could even see in low light..


see a doctor.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on March 26, 2014, 08:35:13 PM

see a doctor.


Well, I just got my eye exam, which includes checking eye pressure.  Didn't find anything abnormal.


I've always had floaters since high school, always in the right eye. 


Still, I may make a call just.to be safe, if it gets worse..
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on March 26, 2014, 09:42:55 PM

Well, I just got my eye exam, which includes checking eye pressure.  Didn't find anything abnormal.


I've always had floaters since high school, always in the right eye. 


Still, I may make a call just.to be safe, if it gets worse..

if they are bad enough that large and dense you should consider getting a different eye doctor.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on March 28, 2014, 03:25:39 PM
An Original Series.

can someone explain what this means?  cause there are some shows that make this claim, but i don't see how they can.

a couple of examples:

being human....the one on syfy.  how can being human on syfy claim to be an original series when the actual original series is or was on bbc?

fargo...ok, so yeah, this is a series instead of a movie, but its based on the movie (or was there a book before that?) so how can it be considered "original"?  this goes for any series that was a movie or book first.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Zandrax on March 28, 2014, 03:51:10 PM
An Original Series.

can someone explain what this means?  cause there are some shows that make this claim, but i don't see how they can.

a couple of examples:

being human....the one on syfy.  how can being human on syfy claim to be an original series when the actual original series is or was on bbc?

fargo...ok, so yeah, this is a series instead of a movie, but its based on the movie (or was there a book before that?) so how can it be considered "original"?  this goes for any series that was a movie or book first.


I just take it to mean it's made for the network and not a rerun or syndicated show. As in "you won't see this anywhere else".
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on March 28, 2014, 03:53:05 PM
An Original Series.

can someone explain what this means?  cause there are some shows that make this claim, but i don't see how they can.

a couple of examples:

being human....the one on syfy.  how can being human on syfy claim to be an original series when the actual original series is or was on bbc?

fargo...ok, so yeah, this is a series instead of a movie, but its based on the movie (or was there a book before that?) so how can it be considered "original"?  this goes for any series that was a movie or book first.


In most cases, I think these shows are advertised as "A TNT Original Series" or whatever the network happens to be. So, in that very narrow sense, it's actually true. SyFy has never (EVER!) had a show on their network entitled "Being Human," so in that sense, it is an Original Series.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on March 29, 2014, 01:14:15 PM
Yeah, I'm sure there's a better definition but that is my understanding.  A show that airs on a network first is an original series whether it is a remake, reboot, whatever.  Being Human may have aired on another channel, but that particular adaptation of it has not. 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on March 29, 2014, 02:03:23 PM
The original Being Human on BBC was pretty good, never had an interest in the remake
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on March 29, 2014, 02:04:05 PM
Along those lines BTW - All New Episode. As opposed to a partially new episode?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on March 30, 2014, 09:32:55 PM
Well, that's an entire episode of character development down the drain in ten minutes.

At the least, I figured the old gang leader would have been a little conflicted about after he learned what kind of man Daryl. He didn't seem like a total bastard, and didn't seem naive to the fact a lot of his men were total bastards..

Meant to post this in walking dead.  Damned mini phone and fat fingers.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on March 30, 2014, 10:04:26 PM
Well, that's an entire episode of character development down the drain in ten minutes.

At the least, I figured the old gang leader would have been a little conflicted about after he learned what kind of man Daryl. He didn't seem like a total bastard, and didn't seem naive to the fact a lot of his men were total bastards..

Meant to post this in walking dead.  Damned mini phone and fat fingers.

you realized you posted this by mistake but left it here?

and how'd you do that w/o an edit tag?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Beer_Baron on March 31, 2014, 06:39:11 PM
When people post pictures of their BRAND NEW tattoos on facebook.  Jesus christ, morons, give it a couple days to let the swelling and redness go down before you show off to the world.  Your brand new tattoo looks like shit, especially all-text tattoos.  I can't even read the words!
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on March 31, 2014, 07:54:21 PM
When people post pictures of their BRAND NEW tattoos on facebook.  Jesus christ, morons, give it a couple days to let the swelling and redness go down before you show off to the world.  Your brand new tattoo looks like shit, especially all-text tattoos.  I can't even read the words!

eh, they're excited about their new scars.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on April 10, 2014, 12:57:48 PM
The taste of orange juice after brushing one's teeth.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on April 10, 2014, 02:00:46 PM
The taste of orange juice after brushing one's teeth.

Certain mouthwashes that fuck your tastebuds for hours. I used one and it made the movie popcorn taste like shit. Otoh it probably saved me some cals
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on April 15, 2014, 02:49:28 PM
fake news sites, like the onion and their ilk. Not only are they rarely funny, but they lead to the greater annoyance of people too stupid to tell truth from fiction spreading te stories around, usually in outrage
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on April 15, 2014, 03:27:33 PM
i like the onion. much like the gay marriage debate, it's a great way to find out which of your friends are too stupid to keep talking to.


but we only need the one. every week it seems like there's a new, shitty knockoff.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Zandrax on April 15, 2014, 03:33:17 PM
i like the onion. much like the gay marriage debate, it's a great way to find out which of your friends are too stupid to keep talking to.


but we only need the one. every week it seems like there's a new, shitty knockoff.

I like Kayfabe News, but I think that's more because they get it when it comes to sarcasm and aren't just making up crap.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on April 15, 2014, 06:05:58 PM
i like the onion. much like the gay marriage debate, it's a great way to find out which of your friends are too stupid to keep talking to.


but we only need the one. every week it seems like there's a new, shitty knockoff.

yes, when it was just the onion it wasn't so bad but now there must be a dozen of them, too many to keep track of
And really, Lebron James getting surgery to turn white? Just stupid
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Havok816 on April 17, 2014, 03:11:17 PM
Rick Brattin annoys me.  He's a Missouri State Rep for the county south of me.  Grew up 3 houses from him.  He and his friends used to beat me up and call me a faggot because I was different.  Now he's in politics and authoring some really dumb bills.  One would have called for mandatory drug testing of welfare recipients.  Another wanted to bring back firing squads.  The latest one made the Daily Show back in Feb, where he called for letting parents opt out of classes on evolution.


http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/fm1ahc/the-states--meth-labs-of-democracy---missouri
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Havok816 on April 17, 2014, 03:17:27 PM
Also, this story (http://www.xojane.com/it-happened-to-me/laura-jane-klug-suspended-for-being-transgender) pissed me off.  What do those parents think is going to happen?  Is she going to force the kids to dress in drag or start doing drugs in front of them?  So much stupid.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on April 17, 2014, 03:26:07 PM
Rick Brattin annoys me.  He's a Missouri State Rep for the county south of me.  Grew up 3 houses from him.  He and his friends used to beat me up and call me a faggot because I was different.  Now he's in politics and authoring some really dumb bills.  One would have called for mandatory drug testing of welfare recipients.  Another wanted to bring back firing squads.  The latest one made the Daily Show back in Feb, where he called for letting parents opt out of classes on evolution.


http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/fm1ahc/the-states--meth-labs-of-democracy---missouri (http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/fm1ahc/the-states--meth-labs-of-democracy---missouri)

Well that first one is a good idea, the second two are pretty stupid
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on April 22, 2014, 11:55:51 PM
ok, i have a friend who always wanted to be a cop and at the age of 40 finally did so.

but the thing is....he's like SO over the top gung-ho about being a cop.  suddenly they are his brothers and if one dies - doesnt matter where - he posts a long story about how his brother died and how proud he was to stand at a funeral of a cop (that he didnt know - someone in a different city).

and then he posts shit about cops all the time and how great they are.  and you cant say anything bad about it or you are suddenly against cops.

and he thinks he knows every law in every state and defends all of them - even the stupid ones.

and he's super cliche about things - like cops vs firemen

just bugs the shit outta me.

we get it.  you're a cop.  no need to shove it down our throats.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on April 23, 2014, 12:02:22 AM
people who post ridiculously untrue pics, "articles" w/o bothering to stop for 30 seconds to check if they are  true.

this one is making the rounds - totally false:

http://www.naturalnews.com/041766_aspartame_gm_bacteria_patent.html
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on April 23, 2014, 12:07:38 AM
ok, i have a friend who always wanted to be a cop and at the age of 40 finally did so.

but the thing is....he's like SO over the top gung-ho about being a cop.  suddenly they are his brothers and if one dies - doesnt matter where - he posts a long story about how his brother died and how proud he was to stand at a funeral of a cop (that he didnt know - someone in a different city).

and then he posts shit about cops all the time and how great they are.  and you cant say anything bad about it or you are suddenly against cops.

and he thinks he knows every law in every state and defends all of them - even the stupid ones.

and he's super cliche about things - like cops vs firemen

just bugs the shit outta me.

we get it.  you're a cop.  no need to shove it down our throats.
cut all ties.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on April 23, 2014, 05:36:28 AM
people who post ridiculously untrue pics, "articles" w/o bothering to stop for 30 seconds to check if they are  true.

this one is making the rounds - totally false:

http://www.naturalnews.com/041766_aspartame_gm_bacteria_patent.html


ugh,yes
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on May 01, 2014, 06:53:44 PM
Phone shutterbugs.  You know, usually some arsehole in a group who keeps his camera out recording everyone and everything hunting for that million view blooper for their Youtube account. 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Zandrax on May 01, 2014, 07:00:28 PM
Personality tests that are either flat out lame (I GOT UNDERWATER! WHERE SHOULD YOU LIVE! TAKE THIS QUIZ!) or are so simply designed you can tell the possible results two questions in (What do you wear in The Tardis? A. Scarf B. Bowtie & Fez C. Suit & Sneakers)
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on May 01, 2014, 07:26:53 PM
Sweeping a floor with a new broom. Because the bristles fall out, and leave you with a bigger mess than you had in the first place.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on May 01, 2014, 07:52:03 PM
Personality tests that are either flat out lame (I GOT UNDERWATER! WHERE SHOULD YOU LIVE! TAKE THIS QUIZ!) or are so simply designed you can tell the possible results two questions in (What do you wear in The Tardis? A. Scarf B. Bowtie & Fez C. Suit & Sneakers)

pretty sure both of those fall under the lame category  :diablo_mini:
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on May 01, 2014, 09:07:35 PM
Phone shutterbugs.  You know, usually some arsehole in a group who keeps his camera out recording everyone and everything hunting for that million view blooper for their Youtube account. 

if it werent for them we wouldn't have tons of funny shit on youtube.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on May 01, 2014, 09:08:11 PM
Personality tests that are either flat out lame (I GOT UNDERWATER! WHERE SHOULD YOU LIVE! TAKE THIS QUIZ!) or are so simply designed you can tell the possible results two questions in (What do you wear in The Tardis? A. Scarf B. Bowtie & Fez C. Suit & Sneakers)

those are set-up to get information about people.  never take them.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on May 01, 2014, 09:30:15 PM
The more you know spots on NBC. So fucking stupid and cheesy
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Pebble.2.0 on May 02, 2014, 01:21:11 AM
ok, i have a friend who always wanted to be a cop and at the age of 40 finally did so.

but the thing is....he's like SO over the top gung-ho about being a cop.  suddenly they are his brothers and if one dies - doesnt matter where - he posts a long story about how his brother died and how proud he was to stand at a funeral of a cop (that he didnt know - someone in a different city).

and then he posts shit about cops all the time and how great they are.  and you cant say anything bad about it or you are suddenly against cops.

and he thinks he knows every law in every state and defends all of them - even the stupid ones.

and he's super cliche about things - like cops vs firemen

just bugs the shit outta me.

we get it.  you're a cop.  no need to shove it down our throats.

omg I feel you on this one, awful.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on May 07, 2014, 12:34:16 PM
The punitive damage system.  Million dollar coffee lawsuits and the like.  Basically, the main motivation for ambulance chasers.


I get the logic that they wanted to punish entities and deter them and any related entity from from whatever sparked the lawsuit, but ridiculously large cash settlements to individuals is such a stupid way to go about it, given anyone should realize you're motovating people to chase after those large settlements by any means necessary...
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on May 07, 2014, 01:49:54 PM
progressive commercials
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on May 07, 2014, 02:21:06 PM
The punitive damage system.  Million dollar coffee lawsuits and the like.  Basically, the main motivation for ambulance chasers.


I get the logic that they wanted to punish entities and deter them and any related entity from from whatever sparked the lawsuit, but ridiculously large cash settlements to individuals is such a stupid way to go about it, given anyone should realize you're motovating people to chase after those large settlements by any means necessary...

sounds like you are more annoyed with unscrupulous people than the system?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on May 07, 2014, 02:29:26 PM
People at work who...
 
...use the speaker phone at their desk - where everyone can hear
 
...stand up while talking on the phone so their voice carries over the short walls
 
...talk really loud while on the phone...again, so everyone can hear them
 
...decide they need to explain issues to you...and when you try to offer a solution after listening for 10 minutes, then informing you that they already resolved the issue
 
...make sure eveyone is aware of their IT issues...and spend hours dealing with IT on things that are not a big deal (worst example: "whenever i open a new IE link from my desktop it replaces the page in IE"...and after you explain all it did was OPEN A NEW FUCKING TAB you hear them on the phone with helpdesk 4 more times on the same thing)
 
...dont get it - when you tell someone what they should do, they look at you doe eyed as if they dont understand...then slowly nod their head - telling you that you will be explaining this again in 20 minutes.
 
...dont want to do it - when you tell them what to do they play dumb and ask the same question until you are worn down and will just do it yourself just to save time.
 
...ask for your help or advice and then argue with you after you advise them

...play music at their desk...the person who does this at my work, blasts the sound into her earbuds...but doesnt wear the buds so the music is just a screeching mess of sound by the time it gets to your desk.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on May 07, 2014, 04:58:14 PM
progressive commercials

Flo rules. All dissenters will be shot.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on May 07, 2014, 05:28:18 PM
Flo rules. All dissenters will be shot.

she sux and any supporters should be hung from their toes until they come to the dark side.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on May 07, 2014, 05:30:23 PM
she is horrible, the commercials are an insult to the intelligence, and make their customers look stupid
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on May 07, 2014, 05:37:58 PM
*shoots Chus-Kay and BobbyR

-BlackLight (Satisfied Progressive customer since 2014)
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on May 07, 2014, 09:27:22 PM

sounds like you are more annoyed with unscrupulous people than the system?


Unscrupulous people are a given.  Any good system should assume people will try and exploit it.


And this *cha ching* system either wasn't designed with them in mind, or (conspiracy alert) it was made by people who were actually trying to create a system that could be abused, at certain peoples discretion.



Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Prime on May 07, 2014, 10:27:27 PM
People at work who...
 
...use the speaker phone at their desk - where everyone can hear
 
...play music at their desk...the person who does this at my work, blasts the sound into her earbuds...but doesnt wear the buds so the music is just a screeching mess of sound by the time it gets to your desk.

These are huge for me. It's unreal. My desk is right across from the meeting rooms so I get the first one all the time - people keep the door open and crank up the speaker phone.

The music isn't so much a screeching mess, but the guy next to me just cranks it up and it's annoying.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on May 07, 2014, 10:43:27 PM
These are huge for me. It's unreal. My desk is right across from the meeting rooms so I get the first one all the time - people keep the door open and crank up the speaker phone.

The music isn't so much a screeching mess, but the guy next to me just cranks it up and it's annoying.

the lady that does it in our area is 10 feet away.  she blasts it on her ear buds.  its jazz and soul and pop - but like the maria carey kind where singers are doing that WHOAooooaaaaOAAAAoooaaa thing.  hearing it through ear buds just makes it sound terrible.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on May 08, 2014, 01:40:14 AM
Million dollar coffee lawsuits and the like.
there was a reason mcdonald's had to pay that much. they heated their coffee to temperatures that were illegal.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on May 08, 2014, 08:47:45 AM
I wonder if Boko Haram is on facebook, instagram and twitter. Because if they are I'm sure all the hashtags are gonna convince them to send those girls straight home
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on May 08, 2014, 09:48:32 AM
The guy who sits behind and to my left at work, I think he's slightly deaf because he can't talk unless he's yelling. Dude takes his cell out to the hall for privacy and we still here every word
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on May 08, 2014, 12:43:08 PM
I wonder if Boko Haram is on facebook, instagram and twitter. Because if they are I'm sure all the hashtags are gonna convince them to send those girls straight home

Every time I see the words "Boko Haram," I get "Whiter Shade of Pale" stuck in my head.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Havok816 on May 08, 2014, 08:52:16 PM
Crippling self-doubt.  I've wasted so much of my life because of this bullshit.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on May 09, 2014, 12:55:40 PM
there was a reason mcdonald's had to pay that much. they heated their coffee to temperatures that were illegal.

The woman was burned bad enough to be hospitalized, so yeah.

I still don't think giving someone a lot of money is a good way to "punish" a company.  If you have to make an example of someone, do it in a way that doesn't line someone elses pockets.  Make them donate 2 million to victims of third degree burns or cancer research, maybe.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on May 09, 2014, 12:58:50 PM
I still say it was her own fault
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on May 09, 2014, 01:01:28 PM
The woman was burned bad enough to be hospitalized, so yeah.

I still don't think giving someone a lot of money is a good way to "punish" a company.  If you have to make an example of someone, do it in a way that doesn't line someone elses pockets.  Make them donate 2 million to victims of third degree burns or cancer research, maybe.

so give the company a chance to write off the loss AND allow them to truthly say they support a charity.  and the victim spends a lot of time in pain and suffering and in court and gets jack shit.  seems like a really fair system.

what would happen is the victim wouldnt even bother and the company gets away scott free and probably does this to more and more people.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on May 09, 2014, 01:08:42 PM
I still say it was her own fault
so did the judge. the judge found she was primarily at fault, and the only reason he gave mcdonald's any responsibility was due to the illegality of their heating methods fusing the fabric of her pants to her vadje.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on May 09, 2014, 02:48:45 PM
When you pee first thing in the morning, and it shoots off at a weird angle.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on May 09, 2014, 07:28:41 PM

so give the company a chance to write off the loss AND allow them to truthly say they support a charity.  and the victim spends a lot of time in pain and suffering and in court and gets jack shit.  seems like a really fair system.

what would happen is the victim wouldnt even bother and the company gets away scott free and probably does this to more and more people.

The victim still gets comped for pain and suffering.  The big payouts aren't about that, they're supposed to be a punishment and deterrent to other companies.  The victim just happens to be the beneficiary, but it's not really about them.

Is a stay in a hospital for a month and thousands of dollars in medical bills really worth millions?  Granted, the big payouts are rare, but it's the logic that anyone really deserves that much money, in what's intended to be a middle finger to a defendant, instead of compensation to the victim..
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on May 12, 2014, 12:02:40 AM
people describing their feelings as their "feels." next person i hear doing this is gonna feels their dumb face smash through the windshield of their shitty car when i cut their god damn brake lines.


grow up, everyone.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Havok816 on May 12, 2014, 12:06:44 AM
people describing their feelings as their "feels." next person i hear doing this is gonna feels their dumb face smash through the windshield of their shitty car when i cut their god damn brake lines.


grow up, everyone.


That got me right in the feels.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on May 12, 2014, 12:13:28 AM

That got me right in the feels.
be careful driving, Havok816
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on May 12, 2014, 10:22:20 AM
or feelers
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: dasheight on May 15, 2014, 12:06:23 PM
The fact that, for whatever reason, women apparently don't know that the singular of 'women' is 'woman'. As a lonely old bastard, I find myself on the popular online dating sites, inundated with crap like "I'm a single, fun, independent women." I'm looking at a profile RIGHT NOW that states "I'm a women, so where do I start?" HOWSABOUT FIGURING OUT THAT YOU'RE JUST ONE WOMAN, NOT A WHOLE BUNCH OF THEM?!?!  >:(


Mind you, this could have something to do with the fact that I'm celebrating my 6th year on said dating sites...
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on May 15, 2014, 12:32:06 PM
That's because they all have multiple personalities
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on May 15, 2014, 08:52:46 PM
This is much more of a provincial concern, but it annoys me when show business folk speak "Variety" - referring to Disney as the "Mouse House" or that some executive has ankled their previous position.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on May 18, 2014, 07:56:09 PM
I post on various TV show facebook pages. There is some scientist named Kaku who sends his idiot fans to the big bang theory page to beg for him to guest on it. These fucking trolls piss me off. I've taken to spamming his page back - and I'd like you all to go there and tell him he's a fucking troll  :diablo_mini:
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on May 18, 2014, 07:59:35 PM
michio kaku is at the forefront of promoting science literacy in america and we should spam him because you have bad taste in both tv shows and facebook pages.


on it.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on May 18, 2014, 08:03:18 PM
Discussing the WWE Network with a certain segment of the fanbase has gotten beyond tiring. 
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on May 18, 2014, 08:06:03 PM
michio kaku is at the forefront of promoting science literacy in america and we should spam him because you have bad taste in both tv shows and facebook pages.


on it.

apparently he has the same taste as I do, since he's the one pathetically begging to appear on the show, douchebag
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on May 18, 2014, 08:09:51 PM
apparently he has the same taste as I do, since he's the one pathetically begging to appear on the show, douchebag


i never said he was immune to garbage taste in hacky tv shows. science is his thing.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on May 18, 2014, 08:13:01 PM
being a troll is his thing, must be why you like him, you have that in common
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on May 18, 2014, 08:24:30 PM
This is like when Mommy and Daddy fight.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on May 18, 2014, 08:35:58 PM
This is like when Mommy and Daddy fight.


you should know by now that i never miss an opportunity to shit on BBT.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: FreebirdSTF on May 18, 2014, 08:39:21 PM
I don't care for that show either.  I want to punch Sheldon in the face every time I watch it.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BobbyR on May 18, 2014, 09:01:58 PM
I don't care for that show either.  I want to punch Sheldon in the face every time I watch it.

well you're well known for bad taste, but that doesn't make YOU a douchebag
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on May 18, 2014, 09:30:15 PM
its a really terrible show.  if you want a good show about nerds, watch silicon valley.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: EDGECRUSHER on May 18, 2014, 10:18:30 PM
Sheldon gets AIDS in that new HBO movie about AIDS.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Zandrax on May 18, 2014, 10:38:02 PM
its a really terrible show.  if you want a good show about nerds, watch silicon valley.

I keep getting told I would like it (BBT I mean), but I can't help but think I would keep correcting my TV because the references are off.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on May 18, 2014, 11:12:35 PM
Quote
BobbyR (+66/-1) freud mayweather (+100/-5) fuck you   In topic Today at 08:04:31 PM

this guy really takes his taste in sitcoms seriously.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on June 01, 2014, 09:19:16 PM
Is there a double standard when it comes to hiring practices for certain jobs?

Specifically, a friend of mine in India got a job interview for a management position...  His friend put in a word for him (He's not a hiring manager), and it's a cake job where he simply has to be a middle man between programmers and management.  This friend of mine has zero work history, zero references, and has nothing to put on a resume..  Yet he gets this interview. 

And apparently, this Indian friend of mine claims it's common practice to hire blocks of Indians for openings.  Some are no better then him, but there's no background checks on them, or if there are they aren't very effective.

My point is, whenever I've been in for a job interview, they check everything right down to what you put on your Facebook or Twitter pages.  They're hyper, hyper critical of everything from your background to your social graces.

So, is this a case of those like my Indian friend getting a pass because he's seen as cheap labor?  Is that what this is?  I mean, I wouldn't even get an interview if I had his history, and I'll bet dollars to donuts he gets the damned job..
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on June 01, 2014, 09:27:33 PM
(I'm Tiffany, as in the guy from Adventure Time :p )

Tiffany: How will you fake your history
Tiffany: Usually, they do background checks
Tiffany: Will want references
Tiffany: At least three of them
Tiffany: How do you plan on fooling the hiring system?
kpkeene is now Online.
kpkeene: dude
kpkeene: thing is
kpkeene: over here
kpkeene: there are places that will back reference
kpkeene: if given money


See why I'm annoyed?

God damn him, he's a friend, but I could just about throw him off a bridge over this..
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on June 01, 2014, 09:46:02 PM
Is there a double standard when it comes to hiring practices for certain jobs?

Specifically, a friend of mine in India got a job interview for a management position...  His friend put in a word for him (He's not a hiring manager), and it's a cake job where he simply has to be a middle man between programmers and management.  This friend of mine has zero work history, zero references, and has nothing to put on a resume..  Yet he gets this interview. 

And apparently, this Indian friend of mine claims it's common practice to hire blocks of Indians for openings.  Some are no better then him, but there's no background checks on them, or if there are they aren't very effective.

My point is, whenever I've been in for a job interview, they check everything right down to what you put on your Facebook or Twitter pages.  They're hyper, hyper critical of everything from your background to your social graces.

So, is this a case of those like my Indian friend getting a pass because he's seen as cheap labor?  Is that what this is?  I mean, I wouldn't even get an interview if I had his history, and I'll bet dollars to donuts he gets the damned job..

what kind of company?

what does he mean by over here?

why would you have a screen name of tiffany?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on June 01, 2014, 09:48:18 PM
what kind of company?

Rockwell Automation, he claims.

Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on June 01, 2014, 10:22:08 PM

what does he mean by over here?

why would you have a screen name of tiffany?

He's in India right now.  The job would require him to relocate to the US (He's a dual citizen.)

And Tiffany on Adventure Time is awesome.  :)
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on June 01, 2014, 10:58:33 PM
But you know that Tiffany is a girls name and even if someone knows AT really well they probably aren't going to make that leap and will assume you are a girl...right?
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on June 01, 2014, 11:12:41 PM
But you know that Tiffany is a girls name and even if someone knows AT really well they probably aren't going to make that leap and will assume you are a girl...right?

Yeah, probably.  ^_^;

Lets just say the friends I have on Steam know me, and I won't be accepting any invites until my next name change.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Havok816 on June 01, 2014, 11:51:07 PM
But you know that Tiffany is a girls name and even if someone knows AT really well they probably aren't going to make that leap and will assume you are a girl...right?


I'm not Dan, but so what?  What do you care what name he goes by?


This is actually a huge annoyance of mine, because it hits really close to home for me.   Why do people care what name/gender/whatever someone goes by?  Right now everyone calls me Matt, but hopefully by the end of next year I'll be going by Emma.  I've had people give me shit about it before, but why?  How does it fucking impact anyone's life but mine?  Why does anyone get upset that I'm trying to be happy?


I hate people.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on June 02, 2014, 09:08:54 AM
i didnt realize it was just with his friends.
 
but if you meet a random peson online with a girls name, the assumption is its a girl.  if you start hitting it off because you have things in common....
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on June 02, 2014, 08:17:33 PM
Someone that parks right next to your car in an empty lot, drivers side to drivers side,  just as you're trying to get in or out of your car.

And takes their time about getting out.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on June 04, 2014, 05:06:23 PM
its a really terrible show.  if you want a good show about nerds, watch silicon valley.

Totally different category, but I kind of like that Neill Degrasse Tyson show on Sundays for getting my nerd on.

Big step up from the Startalk radio program shows I used to download to my player, which had too much Hollywood style bs for my taste,  like obnoxious crowds and guest stars who kept cracking dumb jokes while Neil was trying to talk.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: BlackLight on June 04, 2014, 05:22:54 PM
I hate it when the commercial at the start of the Youtube video plays perfectly, but the actual video I want to see needs to keep buffering.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on June 04, 2014, 05:29:46 PM
Totally different category, but I kind of like that Neill Degrasse Tyson show on Sundays for getting my nerd on.

Big step up from the Startalk radio program shows I used to download to my player, which had too much Hollywood style bs for my taste,  like obnoxious crowds and guest stars who kept cracking dumb jokes while Neil was trying to talk.

by diff category, do you mean good shows vs bad shows?  cause they are both comedies about nerds.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on June 04, 2014, 06:58:06 PM

by diff category, do you mean good shows vs bad shows?  cause they are both comedies about nerds.

I meant Cosmos, starring Neil Degrasse Tyson.  It's an educational show, not a comedy, but it's pretty fantastic.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: Chus-Kay on June 04, 2014, 07:16:55 PM
I meant Cosmos, starring Neil Degrasse Tyson.  It's an educational show, not a comedy, but it's pretty fantastic.

Lol. I was comparing bbt to silicon valley.


I misread your post. Thought you were saying bbt and sv were diff categories.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: freud mayweather on June 05, 2014, 03:23:47 AM
I meant Cosmos, starring Neil Degrasse Tyson.  It's an educational show, not a comedy, but it's pretty fantastic.


it's so dumbed down compared to the original. i guess you need that now that america is almost thirtieth in education worldwide, but it makes it tough to watch sometimes.
Title: Re: More things that annoy me..
Post by: DocSavage on