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Tue Jun 18, 2019, 04:50 PM

Let's Just Have a Pet Peeve Thread

My pet peeve: people walking their dog with one of those retractable leashes that are only meant for training purposes. Dude, you aren't supposed to let your dog run around on a 30' leash!

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 04:54 PM

1. Parents who place an "emergency" call to our after hours...

...answering service, which means "call back right away, we can't wait until the top of the hour check-in," and then don't answer the phone when I call them back.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 04:56 PM

2. Long-winded texting.

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 04:59 PM

4. I'm guilty of that

I'm also guilty of pondering how I want to respond, exactly what words I want to use. I ponder long enough that I don't get my text off before the other person writes again. It's a vicious cycle.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 10:32 PM

108. When I get stuck in a protracted texting convo, I welcome the pauses so I can do something else, LOL

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 10:07 PM

97. I'm the opposite.

 

I genuinely cannot stand half-assed asides instead of actual sentences.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #97)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 10:31 PM

107. I meant texting that goes on and on. I can only tke it for brief, necessary communications,

such as "I'm here! Where are you?" when you're meeting someone somewhere. Can't stand it for conversing.

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Reply #107)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 10:36 PM

109. You'd absolutely want to kill me then.

 

90% of my communication is via text. I’ll happily text all day rather than speak on a phone, and most of my friends have the same habit. I’m willing to admit it’s ridiculous, but I love it.

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Reply #107)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 08:34 PM

173. Same here.

I really hate texting. If someone is going to go on and on, I would prefer an email. I feel like if someone sends me a long text message they expect a long response back, and that just isn't going to happen. Most people who know me well have kind of figured that out by now.

I have this cartoon up in my cube at work. It pretty much describes me to a tee.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #173)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 11:09 PM

184. Love it!

I much prefer emailing to texting. It's just easier and more efficient for me. The one thing I miss about my old flip phone was it gave me such a good excuse for not texting!

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Response to Codeine (Reply #97)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 08:47 PM

206. When I was doing grad teaching

I used to read essays like that . ... From then on, one texting reference and they went into the F pile.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 04:57 PM

3. My pet peeve

would have to be Pet Peeve Threads! Bunch of complainers!!!


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Response to True Dough (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 04:59 PM

8. GET OFF MY LAWN!!!!

Damnit!

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Response to True Dough (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 04:18 PM

151. Splitters.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 04:59 PM

5. Singers that try to emulate Jeff Buckley's speech impediment

C'mon people, that's just weird.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 04:59 PM

6. My pet peeve ran away! 😢

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 05:30 PM

27. Does it have a microchip? Maybe it will end up at the peeve shelter and someone will scan it!

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Response to iscooterliberally (Reply #27)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 09:05 AM

136. I think the little guy was upset that I had him neutered!

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 04:59 PM

7. Don't get me started on tolls

It's better now that most places are going to electronic collection but it used to drive me crazy. We go to a lot of trouble to design fast and safe highways and then we throw up a roadblock to collect a freaking dollar. All because the politicians were too cowardly to collect a proper tax.

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Response to genxlib (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 05:41 PM

32. Electronic tolling is one of MY pet peeves!

I don't want to add some transponder to my car. I'd way rather throw money in a big basket. I'm tired of every move I make being quantified (and I don't generally support toll roads anywhere, they're adding one in Seattle for a project the voters rejected).

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Response to LisaM (Reply #32)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 10:00 PM

96. I don't know about you

But every physical toll booth I ever used was the cause of a massive (and unnecessary) traffic jam. It is only in that sense that it has gotten better.

In general, I am against tolls as a stupid way to pay for things. However, it is the future. As gas automobiles dwindle (god willing) there will need to be a replacement for the gas tax as a primary source of highway funding. It is inevitable that we end up paying tolls as some sort of per mile fee.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #32)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 12:42 PM

145. all I have is a very small sticker on the center of my winshield

behind the rear view mirror mount.

If I am using a toll road, the signal bounces when I on ramp and off ramp. I get an email from the toll company telling me that my car went through. If I use the toll only entrances at DFW, I get a photo of my plates with the amount that was deducted from the credit card that is linked to the account.

I get an email if the account is getting low and I can recharge it online. I used to run about $40 a month when I used toll road to commute to work, but now that I do not do that it probably takes me over a year to use it up at $40 per recharge.

I can use this toll tag on all the tolls in the DFW metroplex as well as some others outside our area.

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Reply #145)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 07:58 PM

172. I know HOW it works.

I just don't want to be tracked like that. Too many metrics, and AFAIK, they don't erase the personal data after any period of time.

The way they're doing it here, I also don't think you can share between different drivers/vehicles.

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Reply #145)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 08:50 PM

177. Here in NoVa there is a rush hour toll on part of rte 66.

If one gets stuck in traffic when the toll portion road hits 3p [rush hour here], may cost $30-40 for 12 mile? trip.

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Response to genxlib (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 11:47 PM

120. Never thought about it that way

But you’re absolutely right

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Reply #120)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 05:47 PM

221. testing

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 05:00 PM

9. Yes, retractable leashes are dangerous. Also hate seeing people pulling on dog leash, literally

lifting dog off the ground by her leash attached to a neck collar, to get her to move on in a walk, or
leave something or someone alone.

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Response to emmaverybo (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 07:43 PM

58. Oh I hate that too!

I just saw a woman today yanking at her dog. The dog was too big for her to pull off the ground, but it was still a hard yank. And the woman looked so pissed off. Why take your dog for a walk if it's going to cause you so much distress? Why even own a dog if you hate it so much?

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #58)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 09:15 PM

84. I wish there was dog guardian regulation stipulating that potential guardians must pass safety,

Canine behavioral, and basic training requirements, but the of course, the problem is that millions
need homes NOW, until the no-kill movement is successful. Just thanks for commiserating. Sometimes, aside from responsibly re-homecoming, volunteering, speaking out on social media, this is all we can do. Be careful with any verbal or hands-on interventions.
Those who think they own dogs can bite. We do not own our pets. We are lucky enough to be their guardians.

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Response to emmaverybo (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 09:04 PM

179. I got a terrible rope burn on my leg when my ex let the dog run around me.

I hated that leash. I couldn't get him to stop using it. Eventually, it got, um "lost."

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 05:01 PM

10. When people leave their shopping carts in the middle of a parking space

Because they’re too lazy to spend 20 seconds pushing the cart to a place where it wouldn’t inconvenience other people.

Also, people on airplanes who recline their seats so far that they’re practically in your lap, with no regard for the fact that they just ruined your flight.

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 05:05 PM

11. All those shopping carts

in the middle of a single parking space? Maybe there are magnets under the asphalt? Or maybe there's a corral there keeping all the carts in place?

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Response to True Dough (Reply #11)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 05:08 PM

13. They should be like Roombas and return themselves...

I mean, we can put a man on the moon...

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Response to Phentex (Reply #13)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 05:11 PM

15. And the moon is part of Mars!

I'm sure I heard that from a leading astronomer.

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Response to Phentex (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 09:44 AM

141. Once upon a time we could put a man on the moon

I'm not so sure we could pull it off today.

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 05:07 PM

12. I'm so psychotic about it...

I returned one today that was left in a space and I counted the steps it took to put it in the corral. 10 steps! They were 10 steps away but left it in the middle of a space.

And I'm the nut for counting!

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Response to Phentex (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 05:15 PM

18. That's one of my pet peeves, too....the shopping carts.

Which brings me to my other pet peeve which is people who amble smack dab down the middle of a grocery aisle, completely blocking traffic in both directions, and are totally clueless about it.

Another pet peeve of mine is people who talk like they’re an authority on a subject that you know they know nothing about.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #18)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 05:26 PM

23. Also the guy who uses the express lane with 30 things in his shopping cart

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Reply #23)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 05:28 PM

24. And writes a check for it!

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #24)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 05:31 PM

28. And then complains that one of the items cost 50 cents more than he thought it cost

Prompting a call for someone to go to the aisle in question to check the price.

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Reply #28)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 07:44 PM

60. Or pulls out a thick wad of coupons at the end

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Reply #23)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 08:36 PM

174. There's a name for people like that...

Expressholes

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #174)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 08:58 PM

241. That is perfect!

I'm sure I'll have occasion to use it, if only in my silent thoughts.

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 05:11 PM

16. Years and years ago there was a thread in the Lounge about people not returning their shopping

carts to the corral. It was epic! On a par with Cornflake Breaded Chicken and Olive Garden.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #16)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 05:18 PM

20. You may not realize this but...

I guess you are here under another name?

Anyway...that thread was epic. I WAS psychotic about shopping carts back then and I'm pretty sure that's the thread where I was told to F myself or something like that. By a mod. Remember mods?

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Response to Phentex (Reply #20)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 05:23 PM

21. I do indeed remember Mods! One learned what shit one could get away with depending on the Mod

on duty!

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 05:47 PM

37. I've read of car thieves putting carts

in parking spaces, so that when someone wants to park their vehicle in the space and gets out of their vehicle to move the cart out of the way, the thieves steal the vehicle.

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Response to frogmarch (Reply #37)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 09:38 PM

89. That has the ring of pure urban legend.

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Response to frogmarch (Reply #37)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 10:18 PM

103. Best thing about driving a bucket

 

is that I do not hesitate to push carts out of the space with my car. I also push trash cans down the block when my idiot neighbor snugs them right up to my bumper the night before trash day.

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 12:46 AM

230. I think shopping carts should have locks that require a quarter

to use them so you have to return them to cart coral to get your quarter back. That way the cart
attendant or anyone could get the quarter for picking up the cart if it is left out.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 05:10 PM

14. People who pick up after their dogs...

...but then leave the little plastic bag of dog poop on the ground somwhere. Now there's dog poop AND a plastic bag on the ground.

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Response to skypilot (Reply #14)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 05:45 PM

35. Or they put it in MY trash bin. Even though all neighbors would

know that that county will not pick up trash unless it is in kitchen or heavier trash bags.

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Response to skypilot (Reply #14)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 10:08 PM

98. What a weird behavior.

 

Going to the effort to pick it up only to put it back down? Almost better to leave it.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #98)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 08:36 PM

175. It really is odd...

...and it is a VERY common occurrence.

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Response to skypilot (Reply #14)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 10:23 PM

105. Didn't you know that there is a dog poop fairy?

That drives me nuts too. We used to live on a walking trail and would see the little bags on the trail, sometimes right close to a trash can!

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 05:12 PM

17. Just got 4 robocalls today

On my cell, so I will go with that.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #17)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 05:24 PM

22. I think we can all get behind that one

It’s fortunate that cell phones show you who’s calling before you pick up. If the number isn’t in my contact list, and it’s from somewhere I’ve never been to, I just let it go to voicemail and delete it.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 05:16 PM

19. Keep right except to pass ffs

The "t" in "often" is silent, because I'm old-school, dammit



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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #19)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 05:46 PM

36. I hate that too--and "thanks for reaching out!" Nt

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #19)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 10:26 PM

182. Even worse when they're slow driving.

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Response to JudyM (Reply #182)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 12:45 AM

190. People that pass you slowly because they won't bypass the speed control.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 05:28 PM

25. Lines like at McDonald's where you are supposed to take turns and some ahole always tries to skip.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #25)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 05:38 PM

30. I must be an old coot!

Because I can relate to so many of these peeves!

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Response to Phentex (Reply #30)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 06:38 PM

46. I have a teenager with lots of friends, I am there at least 3 times a week, it just infuriates me.

A lot of them make me feel like an old coot too.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 05:29 PM

26. My latest rampage is land line technology

It drives me crazy that the phone companies won't spend a dime to update landline tech. It is almost as if they are trying to push people off of the landlines. I think if I had a business where people would give me $40 a month to use infrastructure that is already there, I would ride it as long as I could.

What makes me crazy is the concept of long distance. In my area, some numbers in area code are long distance and some are not. Similarly some in the adjacent area code are long distance and some are not. If I don't dial "one" and I need it, I get stupid message about dialing one. Even worse, If I dial "one" but don't need it, I still get a stupid message. I can sort of understand forcing me to properly dial for long distance but for a local call just connect the damn thing. It is an absolute crapshoot to figure out the right combination of numbers that will get me through. Meanwhile, my cell phone figured that out decades ago.

Argh!!

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Response to genxlib (Reply #26)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 07:50 PM

62. I have both.

I use my landline almost all the time, it goes through the cable company.

I do have a cell phone for if the power goes out, or I take a phone along with me.

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Response to genxlib (Reply #26)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 08:05 PM

70. Agree. Most people don't realize....

that our old-fashioned POTS system is the most robust, reliable means of communications on earth - thanks to decades of dedication to reliability by the original Bell System's engineers and management. No local power is required to make calls and the physical lines are tough as nails.

Now, they want us all to have a digital phone system that require not only internet service and modem but also an uninterruptable power supply (UPS), most of which are made in China and require an expensive battery replacement every few years.

We still have our POTS line and keep some old touch-tone phones stored away in case of power outages since our wireless home phones don't work without power.

KY........

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Response to genxlib (Reply #26)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 09:39 PM

90. Check with your landline provider.

All of my calls within the United States have been local for about ten years now.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #90)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 10:11 PM

99. It's not about the money at all

I don't even have a landline. This is my work phone that I am referring to which is complicated by the fact that my cell phone gets terrible reception in my office.

As far as I know, we do get free long distance. The point is that the telephone exchange software has not been updated to reflect that.

Let's assume that we do pay for long distance. In those circumstances, I can kind of understand why they would want me to make a positive acknowledgement of the charges. Even so, it would be far better if they could just give me an option to press an additional button to accept the charge and get connected. No, they make me hang up and redial.

It is even worse if I have dialed 1 and they tell me I don't have to. It's free anyway! Just connect it. No, they make me hang up and redial without the 1.

The money is irrelevant to the problem. It is the programming technology that refuses to connect without a complete redial.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 05:35 PM

29. My pet peeve is that cannabis still isn't legal on the federal level.

Hopefully it will be before too long. Then I'll have to find a new pet peeve. Lucky me!

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 05:40 PM

31. Trucks passing in the left lane going up a hill. Two miles later they gained 63 feet...or so.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 05:43 PM

33. I have never heard of those retractable

leashes being training leashes. I would never train dogs with those. I do use retractable leashes but I use common sense. Most people do not know how to use common sense when using retractable leashes.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #33)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 07:50 PM

61. Yes, you are supposed to use them to train a dog to come

You let the leash out. Then, you call the dog. If the dog doesn't come, you can give the leash a tug. Plus, you won't have a dog that just runs off completely while you are trying to train him.

One time a man had his dog on one of those retractable leashes inside the dog park. My dog got caught up in it, got scared, and took off running. It was both hilarious and pitiful. He ran as fast as he could, and there was another little dog following about 30' behind attached to the leash.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #61)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 09:21 PM

86. I have trained many dogs and to me that is

idiotic. Part of training a dog is getting them to WANT to do as asked and giving a quick tug does not really qualify for them wanting to.

If that guy had been using his head he would have retracted the retractable leash to prevent tangles.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #86)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 09:34 PM

88. That was in an enclosed dog park with a lot of dogs running around

And he put his dog on the retractable leash right in the middle of the park.

There was another guy who used to bring his rottie to the park. When it was time to go, the rottie wouldn't let his owner catch him. He knew what was happening, so he would amble ahead of his owner, just out of reach. The only way to catch him was for an attractive woman to call him over and pet on him. I am not kidding at all. The rottie liked women and trusted them. While the rottie was under a woman's spell, his owner could sneak up and leash him.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #88)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 09:48 PM

94. You do not use a retractable where there are other

dogs and people. You keep the retractable short and locked. Has that guy tried training at home with treats, soft voice and loving gentle pets?

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Response to Doreen (Reply #94)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 07:06 PM

166. I never spoke with the man.

I just saw my dog with the leash twisted around his hind legs running like hell and a little dog trailing behind. There was a man running after them both. By It was all happening 50-75 yards away, and by the time I got there, it was over.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #166)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 09:20 PM

180. Annoying as it is

that is funny.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #86)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 01:18 AM

193. yup. i dont even start leash training to i have a very sturdy recall.

leash training is for heeling.
if you need a piece of rope to teach the recall, you are doing it wrong.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #193)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 01:52 AM

194. The best thing I have ever done

is when the dog you are training comes to you on its own use the words come or here. If the dog sits for any reason on its own just say sit or whatever word you want. So on and so on.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #194)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 10:46 AM

196. yup. shape their natural behaviors.

lure them to do things. make sure they know about praise and rewards, and they will be willing to work w you.

but above all, make that recall solid. practice in more and more distracting circumstances.
i have neighbors who insist that kids need dogs, but they have no idea how to train them. they try to start fights through the fence w my dogs. they call those dogs to come back in the house, and the dog doesnt even bother to look at them, let alone come.
it has been a real problem.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #196)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 03:05 PM

205. Funny thing with me is I rarely train with treats and have never used that damn clicker.

The dogs I have used treats for are older dogs either from shelters or older dogs belonging to others that have behavior issues. Even those are few and far between. There is no such thing as to much praise as long as you do not take it so long that the dog has forgotten what it was for but that would pretty long.

The MOST important thing to training a dog is training the owner(s).

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 05:43 PM

34. We used to have those. Generally, we kept them shortened.

But it was nice to have the retractable feature so that when we go walking out in the woods or someplace, the dogs had a little more room to run around and sniff things while still being on leash.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 05:47 PM

38. When my supervisor wants me to do something at work

She will say" if you want, you can take out the trash." Just tell me what to do with the please and with some kind of respect. Sometimes I'll tell her I don't want to do that and then tell her I was joking and do it of course . I use her as an example, she's not the only supervisor I've had that delegates in that fashion.

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Response to tazkcmo (Reply #38)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 06:01 PM

40. Used to be a supervisor...

...at a small gourmet store. I never said "If you want.." but I was briefly in the habit of saying to a group of employees, "Could someone do such and such?" Of course, everyone would just look at each other trying to figure out who "someone" was going to be. This would happen with as few as two employees. I learned very quickly to delegate to a specific person.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 05:51 PM

39. I don't have a pet peeve

I’m peeveless.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 06:06 PM

41. So many to complain about, I am a peevy kinda person...

People who are signaling for a left at a light but don’t pull forward on the green, so they end up never turning at all. They are too timid to enter the intersection when they have a green and then get cut off by people running late on the yellow. Over and over. I sat behind one of these dolts through three light cycles once. (Yes, I eventually leaned on the horn.

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Response to Shrike47 (Reply #41)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 08:18 PM

76. Here's my other driver peeve.

Someone is signaling to turn right then they come to a full stop for no reason before turning onto the next street.

Keep it moving, there is nothing in your way!!

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Response to Delmette2.0 (Reply #76)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 01:55 PM

212. Or you are alone on a two lane highway..with NO ONE behind you for miles and some..

one turns their vehicle onto the highway just ahead of you.

Where I live it is often farm equipment. I don't begrudge the farmer...
just let me pass by first.

Tikki

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Response to Tikki (Reply #212)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 02:05 PM

213. From one rural stater to another.

I live in Montana. I love my home state, but the secondary highways can get backed up with farm equipment and cattle herding.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 06:09 PM

42. My pet peeve is

people who do not secure their dogs while in a moving vehicle. Yeah, yeah your dog has always ridden on your lap with the window down and never jumped out. The problem is that your dog is still an animal and can you promise beyond a shadow of a doubt that your dog will not act like an animal?

If you hit something or make a sudden break your dog will be like a loose object and fly into something. Take your dogs weight and times it by the speed you were going and that is how many pounds your dog hit the object in front of it.

If you open your door your dog could get out and get lost or hit. If you are in an accident and your freaked out dog will not let paramedics get to you an officer will shoot them.

People who let their dogs ride in the back of trucks are puting their dogs in danger in several ways.

All animals should be secured in some way while in a vehicle. There are car harnesses, properly secured crates, and just leaving them home.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #42)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 07:53 PM

63. In college, my friend's dog jumped out of a car window

We were doing 60 mph at the time. We watched in the rear view mirror as he did endless somersaults.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #63)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 09:42 PM

91. That is horrible. That just makes me ill.

I have seen things happen to these animals also.

I was in the car with my German Shepherd service dog and I came up to a stop sign in a 25 mph zone and not seeing the stop sign until the last moment I hit the breaks hard. My dog was sitting in the back like he was supposed to but wasn't harnessed. He flew between the door and my seat getting his entire chest wedged between them. I had to get out and shove him out with my foot.

I went home and did a search for the best harnesses on the market and even though it was to much for my finances I bought one. It did prove its worth several times after that.

I put cats and dogs to small for harnesses and either buckle the crate in securely or put them on the floor behind the front seats.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #91)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 09:47 PM

93. He was ok. He just had some scrapes

Big, dumb Chesapeake. We took him to the vet to get checked out, and my friend didn't have any money. He was a construction worker and perennially poor. But that taught him to keep better care of his dog!

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #93)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 09:51 PM

95. I am so glad the dog was alright

and that his owner took better care.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #42)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 12:19 AM

226. I see their heads out the open window and want to scream. Good post. NT

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 06:22 PM

43. The Yale Bookstore in New Haven...

...once independent, now a branch of Barnes and Noble. Yale used to have a separate store for their damned merchandise next door. They abandoned that, and took about half the space used for the books, and gave it over to their crap. The bookstore, of course, was pared down, and that process continues to this day. It seems to be more hollowed out every time I go in there. This is goddam *Yale*, for chrissakes. Couldn't they afford one damned store for their merchandise crap, and keep the damned bookstore as it should be...?

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Response to First Speaker (Reply #43)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 07:59 PM

64. As I recall, all the actual textbooks are downstairs in the basement

and the entire first floor is dedicated to dorm crap and clothing.

And another thing: No more Cutlers!!!!

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #64)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 08:23 PM

78. I can't even think about Cutler's without intense pain...

...admittedly, as you get older, the Good Olde Days were always better. But as far as New Haven is concerned...it *was* better. Cutler's. The old Yale Bookstore. Book World, on Chapel Street, that had every neat and offbeat title you could imagine. Church Street, north of the Green, had at least a half-dozen bookstores, new and used...all gone. I'm getting old...

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Response to First Speaker (Reply #78)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 08:43 PM

81. BUT, not the Yale Bowl!!!!!

I used the women's bathroom at the Bowl during one of last year's games. Being old, I am used to using the toilet paper dispenser to hold on to to get up. However, the dispenser was out of reach and there were no bars to use. I was in a stall so I couldn't crawl out on my hands and knees. But I finally struggled to my feet. That damn bathroom was NOT HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE! I think that is violation of federal law.

I told this to a Bowl attendant, acknowledging that I was not blaming him but asking him to pass my message along to someone in charge of the bathroom maintenance.

Let's see in September whether this has been taken care of. I intend to ask someone at the gate if it had been taken care of when I go into the Bowl area at the first game in September. And I will take a cane just in case.

P.S. I agree with you about the situation with the Yale Bookstore. I used to love to visit there and have parking in the little parking kiosk close to the stores. Accessible and wonderful.

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Response to First Speaker (Reply #43)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 11:09 AM

197. Yes. The university I went to used to have a wonderful cafeteria.

The food was affordable and working there was a good job for students.

It was turned into a "food court" same as any mall in the U.S.A., employing typical fast food workers, not students.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 06:27 PM

44. I hate when you're crossing the street and

You press the button and the person behind you who CLEARLY saw you also presses it because they must have magical light turning green powers unlike you.

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Response to JuJuYoshida (Reply #44)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 08:01 PM

66. I do that. Sorry.

I think of the crosswalk button as a musical instrument and try to compose a tune on it.


Yes, I am serious...

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Response to JuJuYoshida (Reply #44)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 10:20 PM

104. That's silly

Everyone knows this tactic only works in elevators

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Response to JuJuYoshida (Reply #44)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 11:29 PM

115. Don't you have to push the button once for each pedestrian?

How else does the light know how many people are crossing? Come on people!🙂

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 06:32 PM

45. People who slurp their coffee...

Especially first thing in the morning before I'm wide awake.

It's amazing I've not murdered a coworker yet.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 06:41 PM

47. People griping about their pet peeves.

I could go on and on about this!

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 06:42 PM

48. People who do not know the difference between

a tap drill for a 10-32 thread

and

a tap drill for a 10-24 thread

Get out of my shop!

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Response to Ptah (Reply #48)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 07:40 PM

56. That would tend to make me cross.....

threaded......

With tap drill charts taped up all over the damn place, you would think they would have them memorized!

That and handing me the wrong type or size screwdriver......

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Response to Ptah (Reply #48)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 08:03 PM

69. Ummm, had to think about that one for a second

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #69)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 08:50 PM

83. 0.1590 0.1563

Close call

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Response to Ptah (Reply #83)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 09:18 PM

85. Wait just a second

Last edited Wed Jun 19, 2019, 07:07 PM - Edit history (1)

I just looked them up in the Lincoln tap drill chart. .1495 for 10-24 and .1590 for 10-32, but it states 5/32" for closest fractional size for both. Now, am I being dense in my thinking that a 10-24 should actually be slightly larger because of coarser threads? Here I thought 10 was 10 was 10. I guess I would be one of those you'd throw out of your shop.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #85)

Sat Jun 22, 2019, 09:45 PM

219. Actually, you would be hired.

Not only do you (correctly) challenge my information,
your reasoning about the minor diameter is sound.
Can you start tomorrow?

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Response to Ptah (Reply #219)

Sat Jun 22, 2019, 09:48 PM

220. Where?

Do I need to bring my tap and die set?

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Response to Ptah (Reply #48)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 12:18 AM

123. That would definitely screw things up.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 07:05 PM

50. SUVs who park in compact parking spaces.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 07:07 PM

51. People that throw used Dental Picks on sidewalks and parking lots

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Response to jpak (Reply #51)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 08:46 PM

82. Yuck! So gross! I've just started noticing the dental pick trash.

Just use dental floss and throw it away.

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Response to CottonBear (Reply #82)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 11:30 PM

116. Or put it in the dishwasher and share it!

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Response to CottonBear (Reply #82)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 04:57 PM

157. I admit I use those things

They are why I no longer bleed at my semi-annual dental appointment (“scrape and search”). But I do not litter with them.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #157)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 06:20 PM

162. My 10 year old kid loves them & won't use regular floss.

There is a break away dental pick on the kind we buy. I recycle the plastic flossers.
I use dental floss, but use the flossers too.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 07:12 PM

52. People that don't park within the lines.

It just irks the shit out of me that they think they are so special they need 2 parking spaces or others just don't give a shit and park any which way, blocking other spaces someone else could use. I think it's just so selfish and unnecessary. So, yeah, I'm the total opposite and always try to park right in the middle of the lines to give the max amt. of room to open the door safely. I know this is pretty petty, but still -

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Response to lark (Reply #52)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 08:08 PM

73. I sometimes pull in and out up to 3 times...

...to get properly lined up in a parking space.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #73)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 08:23 AM

135. Glad I'm not the only one.

My family laughs at me for always checking where I am and then adjusting the car if I'm near either line.

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Response to lark (Reply #135)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 01:55 PM

148. Do let them know that there is at least one...

...other person who does this.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 07:17 PM

53. People who don't know what the word "yield" means

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Reply #53)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 06:52 PM

165. My Dad used to scream at other drivers

"It says YIELD, not CAMP."

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 07:21 PM

54. People who spend half an hour to back into a parking space.

I have a little list.

Of society's offenders who might well be underground.

And never would be missed.

Never would be missed.

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Response to kwassa (Reply #54)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 08:06 PM

71. Why exactly do people feel the need to BACK into a parking space?

Can anyone tell me that? What special advantage does backing lend over pulling in forward?

Thank you, I'm changing that to my number one pet peeve (or at least putting it in the top 5.)

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #71)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 10:12 PM

100. My FIL backs in everywhere.

 

I want to ask him what the reason for his obsession is but he’s a little slow so I let it be.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #71)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 10:24 PM

106. It makes a big difference if you have a mass exodus type event

If you are at a concert, show, event, etc. where everyone leaves at the same time, it can make a world of difference. Otherwise, not so much.

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Response to genxlib (Reply #106)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 10:46 PM

110. I see it everywhere: grocery store, mall, dog park

It doesn't matter. There are about 10% of drivers who absolutely must back in.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #71)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 11:46 PM

119. In National Parks and National Forest campgrounds...

you are supposed to back in. It makes for faster egress in emergencies like fires and stuff.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #119)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 07:10 PM

167. Hayduke never backed into a spot!

And I try to live by his rules when I'm in a national park.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #71)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 02:02 AM

130. my nephew does that

I asked him why and he said since he drives a large pickup with enclosed bed, people who park next to him won't be able to see when they back out. I was impressed with his concern for others.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #71)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 05:05 PM

158. I circle the parking lot to find a "pull-through" space

It’s just safer. We have 2 Giant markets in my town and I usually shop at the one slightly further away because it’s easier to get a pull-thru space there.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #71)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 12:41 AM

229. I do it because distance is hard to judge in front of my car but

I have a rear camera so it is easier to back in. Also I can see cross traffic pulling out forward rather than backing out.

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Response to kwassa (Reply #54)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 12:12 AM

122. I'm on board with that one too.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 07:38 PM

55. I have too many to count, but I hate grocery store line "pushers"

Breathing down MY neck will not make the cashier ring up the guy in front of me any faster!!!

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 07:43 PM

57. Drivers who do not use their turn signals

There are so many drivers who pretty much just leave it up to other drivers to deal with their actions. People may wonder why I am cautious when they do not indicate which way they may be turning, or why I am forced to slow a little as they speed up to cut in front of me on the freeway, again with no signal.. Last time I looked, I left my psychic powers in L.A.

The people who actually use their turn signals are quite rare.

It's frustrating.

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Response to solara (Reply #57)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 06:29 AM

133. I'm always yelling: "Turn signals! They're there for a reason!"

I am a turn signal user.

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Response to CottonBear (Reply #133)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 09:08 AM

137. Me too , exactly



Also, I have found that my language is getting way too colorful and inventive when someone forgets to use theirs - good thing I keep my windows closed.

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Response to solara (Reply #57)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 12:54 AM

232. I've gone so far as to tell someone their turn signals were broken

I ended up following him to the same parking lot. He hadn't signaled a single one of his turns. I parked nearby (and just a little out of my way... ) and stepped up to him after we got out of our cars and ever so helpfully and politely told him that not one but both of his turn signals were broken! He didn't know quite what to make of this idiot (i.e. me).

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 07:44 PM

59. Unnecessary noise and chatter. And smart-ass comments.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 08:00 PM

65. Tailgaters.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 08:02 PM

67. As someone said above,

people who are just clueless and oblivious about what's going on around them: in the parking lot, in the supermarket, in stores, on the street. It's like they think they're there by themselves. And here in the SF Bay Area, it's getting worse and worse.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 08:03 PM

68. The guy at the nice restaurant that speaks loud enough for everyone to hear him.

Sexist maybe, but it’s rarely a woman

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #68)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 08:46 PM

176. Related to that is "Mr. Super-Important Loud Businessman" on the Amtrak train

who has to let everyone within earshot know what a wheeler-dealer hot shit he is while conducting "business" on his cell phone for an extended period of time. Occasionally, this will be a woman, but 9 times out of 10, it's a man.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 08:06 PM

72. People who leave their motor running while parked

So they can keep their air conditioner on.

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Response to Cartoonist (Reply #72)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 08:11 PM

74. My father tried to do that the other day.

I was with him. He was going into a store, and he left the car running so I would have AC. I turned it off and rolled down the windows. When he got back he was surprised I had turned off the car. I informed him that it was bad for the exhaust system.

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Response to Cartoonist (Reply #72)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 12:58 AM

234. yep

And on a nice day, no less! Shit, shut off the damn car and roll down the windows!

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 08:28 PM

79. When someone's answer to a question is not responsive. That is...

... they don't listen, or don't care and take off on a different tack.

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Response to LAS14 (Reply #79)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 08:38 PM

80. I know, right? Stupid geese!

Always making messes everywhere.

Sorry, what were you saying?

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #80)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 09:33 AM

140. :-)

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 09:30 PM

87. Certain drivers who...

...drive up the ramp to where ramp meets the highway and the merge lane begins............STOP!

THERE'S NO ROOM TO DRIVE AROUND THEIR DEMENTED ASSES.

When I win the lottery, I will driving the civilian version of one of these:


...and I won't be stopping for such traffic impediments. I just need to mount a plow blade on the front of that thing.

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #87)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 01:05 AM

235. I taught the sister of a friend how to merge

The key I said was to accelerate to the speed of traffic and then have faith that a spot to merge will magically appear. Just like it always does. And I said if somehow for the first time in history a spot to merge does not appear, you can just drive on the shoulder for a bit when the ramp runs out.

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Response to gristy (Reply #235)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 06:22 AM

238. EXACTLY :)

From the dictionary: to blend gradually by stages that blur distinctions.



It's almost like eating cheesecake. You get your slice; you get your fork; you take a bite... you get the idea!

You merge! You become one with the cheesecake.

You DO NOT approach it with fear and foreboding and halt in front of it; waiting for it go away.
You receive it with anticipation and find the unification with it ultimately satisfying.

I love the smell of traffic in the morning. It smells like victory.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 09:42 PM

92. Dogs in general. People who let their goddamn dogs bark

for hours on end. People who don't train their dogs NOT to jump up on visitors. People who bring their dogs with them everywhere, blithely assuming we all love their stupid dog.

Among the many reasons I prefer cats is that I've never been able to hear one meowing from half a block away, and I've never walked into someone's house and had a cat as large as I am jump up on me. Plus, cat owner understand perfectly well that not everyone is a cat person and leave their darlings home.

So: train your dog not to bark. Train it not to jump up on people. And leave it home other than for walks or to the doggie park.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #92)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 10:15 PM

101. +1000 for this

My neighbors dog has become a menace to my peace of mind.

I would expand on your point of taking dogs everywhere. There is a special place in hell for people who get fake service animal credentials for dogs (or worse) that clearly are not trained just so they can take them places they don't belong.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #92)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 11:31 PM

117. The neighborhood we moved out of

has way too many of them. One barks, the others take up the crusade. Or, a neighbor from another part of the neighborhood is walking their dog, and the window serenade begins. Just spent a couple weeks there cleaning out the condo to sell, I can't wait until it does and we're outta there.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 10:15 PM

102. Slow walkers. Goddamn I hate slow walkers.

 

Actually just slow movement of any kind. Seriously people, hurry the fuck up! Put some hustle in it!

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Response to Codeine (Reply #102)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 11:09 PM

112. Don't worry, they will all die soon

Fast walkers could live up to 15 years longer than those who simply stroll: https://www.earth.com/news/fast-walkers-live-longer/

Over the course of ten years, researchers analyzed data from 474,919 people from the U.K. Biobank with an average age of 52. They found that, on average, brisk-walking women had a life expectancy of 86.7 to 87.8 years. Slow-walking women, on the other hand, had a life expectancy of 72.4 years, on average.

Men who walked fast had an average life expectancy of 85.2 to 86.8 years, whereas men who walked slow had an average life expectancy of about 64.8 years.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #112)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 06:25 PM

163. Good news!

 

The way I walk I’ll live forever!

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 11:02 PM

111. When you don't get the "thanks" waive after letting people in

I usually will always make an effort to let people in and I always give the “thanks” waive. There are a lot of assholes only worried about where they are going so I make my gratitude known for them being a good person right then.

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Response to TheSocialDem (Reply #111)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 02:04 AM

131. me too

I've noticed there are more people who don't bother with manners anymore.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 11:13 PM

113. I have another one: Barbers who charge $20 for five minutes

I used to go to those chain salons like Great Clips. I always got a simple cut that would take no longer than five minutes. They would charge me $17 and I always felt obligated to give a tip.

People, it's worth it to go to an actual barber shop with someone who likes what they do and takes pride in their work. This assembly line hair cutting is just terrible.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #113)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 12:21 AM

124. but if all I need is my hair trimmed straight across (no layering)

why WOULD it take more than 5 minutes? I hate sitting in that chair.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #124)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 12:27 AM

125. I used those big chain places for years

figuring they were cheaper than a real barbershop. Well, I finally gave in and started looking around for a real barber who knew what he was doing and wouldn't charge an arm and a leg. I found one. He was $25 with tip, and my haircut never looked better.

You have to realize that I let my hair go for months at a time, sometimes four months between cuts, and I have majorly thick hair. So it seems to me that it should take longer than five minutes to do a good job. Up until last time, I always felt "meh" about my haircuts.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #125)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 05:30 PM

160. heh

I have the kind of hair where in two weeks, there is zero evidence I ever had a haircut.....no sense spending more money or time for them

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 11:27 PM

114. People who are on their smartphones during a movie

It's like shining a flashlight in my face when they're sitting in front of me. Jeebus, either text LOL's to your BFF's at the snack bar, or watch the damned film!

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 11:39 PM

118. I'm no PETA nut, but you probably shouldn't peeve on your pet...

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #118)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 11:50 PM

121. Sorry dude, but you're reaching there

And the only time I ever really peeved on my pet was the time my octopus was on fire. I had to put out the flames.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 12:36 AM

126. One of mine is people eating with their mouth open.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 01:03 AM

127. Drivers in Oregon. Now granted I am a certified masshole that had driven in Massachusetts for 38

years where drivers are competent but agressive.

However drivers in Oregon are too polite (to a fault) and have some annoying idiosyncrasies. Such as:

At a busy intersection where it is clear that the the right, safe, and efficient thing to do is wave on another driver they will almost never accept the offer. They just sit there and wave you on instead as if the feel they have to rurn the favor.

Another one is the gap they leave between cars at stop signs or traffic light with turn lanes. There will be a traffic light with a right or left turn lane near the traffic signal. The driver in front of you will stop, blocking access to the turn lane, because they leave a one or two car gap between the car in front of them. The green turn signal turns red before anyone can make thd turn. It seems to happen with an annoying frequency.

Athough I could go on, my last one is that you would think that drivers in the Pacific NW would be excellent at driving in the rain due to the rainy winters that we hpave out here. They are not. In fact IMO they suck at driving in the rain.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #127)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 12:39 AM

228. I am a bicyclist in Eugene, YOU ARE CORRECT SIR!!!!!!!!

 

What's really fun is first day of snow. First no cars (only time ever) then the Eugene Demolition Snow Derby. Dead cars by the side of the road everywhere, cars gliding sideways down the street at 5 mph. And that weird politeness is far more dangerous than some young hotshot with a big engine to someone on a bike. That shit leaves you hung up and trapped in traffic, I can always hear the hotshot coming.He's predictable.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 01:11 AM

128. When someone I barely know calls me "buddy".

If I barely know someone it is not possible for them to be my "buddy". I am probably the only guy in the world who has a pet peeve about this but it personally irks me to no end.

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Response to nevergiveup (Reply #128)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 01:15 AM

129. Thanks for sharing buddy ;-)

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Response to nevergiveup (Reply #128)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 04:18 PM

152. It's probably because they forgot your name

So which is more annoying: being called "buddy" by someone you barely know, or being asked "What's your name again?" by the same person 5 different times. Most people understand and play along.



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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 02:33 AM

132. I have numerous pet peeves.

Neighborhood dogs that bark for hours on end.

Public spitters. You know the type, they have to spit every 5 seconds all over the sidewalks and parking lots.

Shopping carts left in parking lots. The cart coral isn't that far away.

Retail arbitrageurs. Certain products that I like are getting difficult to find on the store shelves and I'm not paying double or triple on someone's Amazon store.

Restroom stalls with broken purse hooks and locks.

Robocalls.

Other drivers in general. Not using turn signals, not knowing who has the right away, tail gators, the list goes on.

Nose-blowers in restaurants. I'm trying to eat and I don't want to hear your mucus passing through your nasal passages. Go to the restroom and do that.





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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 07:40 AM

134. Businesses who charge a service fee for charging a purchase

It's the cost of doing business. Live with it!

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Response to bif (Reply #134)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 05:12 PM

159. My former mortgage company did that

Ok so you want a check and wait for it to clear? Fine. I think it was a dirty trick so they could post your payment at their leisure and then charge a late fee.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 09:20 AM

138. Leap Day in February

Who wants a miserable month to be longer?
Put it the day after the 4th of July or after Labor Day and make it a real workers holiday. No work, no interest charged, and extend our well deserved summer holidays.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 09:33 AM

139. Hotel room trash can liner bag that is about 2 inches deep in a 15 inch deep trash can

If I throw an empty Pepsi can in it either takes the whole bag to the bottom of the can, or acts as a trampoline and bounces the can out onto the floor.

I figure it the Housekeepers Union way of saying FU to the traveler.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 09:59 AM

142. People who s-l-o-w-l-y amble across the street while looking at their phone

Come on, bud! Look alive!

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 10:25 AM

143. People who race to get in front of you in the speed lane and then slow down.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 10:49 AM

144. Republicans.

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #144)

Wed Jun 26, 2019, 08:03 AM

243. 😂😆😆

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 01:01 PM

146. "One of the only...." People it's either 'the only' or "one of the few" jeez

Also:
drivers who will not pull up closer to the car in front of them at a traffic stop (especially in a lane with a turn arrow) I guess they do not realize more of us could get through the light if they would pull forward.

drivers who pull into parallel parking spots and leave huge spaces in front of their cars. Again, if everyone pulled forward properly, another car might easily be able to park.

Drivers who rush up behind you, pass you on the left then jump back in front of you to exit on the very next ramp which is usually within sight of them when they pass you.

drivers who go about 25 miles over the speed limit on interstates and weave in and out of the lanes. Motorcyclists do this a lot also.

Can you tell I live in a really bad driving area?


Do not get me started on anything involving apostrophes.
Or any major grammar flub which should have been ingrained in the person by third grade.

Persons who don't really know how to properly use y'all and all y'all but think they do.

bad coffee and bad iced tea
artificial creamers and fat free half and half or any other so called fat free product which does not come from a garden or a tree.

gluten free markings on ridiculous things - like meat, raw veg and fruit, dairy

I'm done for now. I have to go to Sprouts to pick up my true fat free and gluten free weekly supply.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 01:34 PM

147. People who complain about people walking their dog with a retractable leash

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 02:17 PM

149. People who say "no problem"

instead of "you're welcome" when you thank them.

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Response to lillypaddle (Reply #149)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 06:26 PM

164. Sorry.

 

I do that all the time.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #164)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 01:10 AM

192. Well, it's my pet peeve

not everyone else's.

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Response to lillypaddle (Reply #149)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 07:15 PM

168. I do that. Or I say "Sure"

On the other hand, I really hate it when people say "Thanks so much!" with an upward inflection at the end. Sounds like valley girl meets Bostonian.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #168)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 01:08 AM

191. I sometimes say, "you bet"

But "no problem" seems to infer it might have been. Is that crazy?

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 04:09 PM

150. I'm really pissed at the deer that eats my day lilies

Finally I let my dog loose so he could chase one of them. Maybe that will keep it out of my front yard. Unfortunately there are way too many deer wandering around here, and I live in the city limits of Pittsburgh.

The deer are way more destructive out in the suburbs.



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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 04:21 PM

153. People who pull out in front of you, drive 2 blocks, then turn left without using their turn signal.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 04:23 PM

154. DINO friends

Dems in name only. They can't be bothered with much news, much less the in-depth, nitty-gritty we cover here.

Just posted this mins ago:
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212202733

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 04:28 PM

155. Idiots who drive too fast in parking lots

It’s stupid enough itself, but when you consider the fact that you can’t see past that mega vehicle parked next to you, trying to back out of your space is waaay dangerous!

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 04:53 PM

156. Drivers who get on their cell phones when stopped at a traffic signal.

And become oblivious to all else as the light changes to green.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 06:06 PM

161. Diet Coke

I HATE Diet Coke. There is an endless variety of diet soda at the supermarket and they are all (except Diet Pepsi) better than Diet Coke. So what is the ONE diet soda “choice” you get at restaurants and fast foods? While they offer 3 or 4 different regular sodas. Can’t they at least offer Diet Sprite too? Way better. And no, I’m not paying for water.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 07:16 PM

169. People who dont know how to give me change

A PSA needs to be aired....

Step 1) hand me the coins first

Step 2) hand me the paper money next

Step 3) hand me the recept

Dont give it all once

It's not that f*****g difficult....



Or is it?

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Response to bluecollar2 (Reply #169)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 07:50 PM

170. Motherfuckers who put the change on the bills

 

are just asking for a beat down!

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Response to Codeine (Reply #170)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 07:58 PM

171. +10000...n/t

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Response to Codeine (Reply #170)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 01:15 AM

209. +1....n/t

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Response to Codeine (Reply #170)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 01:16 AM

236. I can never figure out why tf they do that!

I'm stuck standing there with my wallet in one hand and in the other hand a pile of bills and whatever change hasn't yet fallen to the floor.

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Response to bluecollar2 (Reply #169)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 01:42 PM

201. Especially at a drive through.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 08:55 PM

178. When I am just walking down the sidewalk, minding my own business, and out of the

blue, someone runs up behind me and kicks me in the bum.

It really annoys me and it's just plain rude.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #178)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 10:25 PM

181. That's why I always carry a hand grenade, fragmentation type.

There are times when a harsh lesson is the only appropriate response.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #181)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 10:41 PM

183. Note to self.

Good idea!

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #178)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 11:34 PM

187. They make butt pillows don't they?

Ummm, admitting something here. I have actually kicked someone in the butt. It was seventh grade and someone dared me to kick his ass, so I did.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #187)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 11:56 PM

188. Yes, I have wised up and have developed a habit of padding my posterior whenever

I leave the house. This greatly reduces the shock and impact and therefore minimizes my irritation.

Thanks for your confession, but in all honesty, he did dare YOU, so you really shouldn't be ashamed. What was he thinking? Wonder where this kid is today? Anyway, don't feel bad, we all do stupid shit like that in grade school.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 11:31 PM

185. You must not have a dog.

My pet peeve is busybodies who like to tell everyone how they should be doing everything.
That, and people who drive big pick-ups and bully their way through traffic. While tapping away on their phones.

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Response to GETPLANING (Reply #185)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 11:32 PM

186. I have a dog

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 12:29 AM

189. People who spell 'no one' like this: noone.

Noone is a last name. It is not pronounced no one.
It is pronounced as though you were saying the word noon. Got it?

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Response to Dem2theMax (Reply #189)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 11:21 AM

198. I see alot of that but I try not to let it effect me to much.

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Response to Towlie (Reply #198)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 08:59 PM

207. You're a monster.

 

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 03:19 AM

195. Mine are spelling and grammar errors, too.

Could of, would of, should of.

"I keep loosing my candy because the lock on my desk drawer is lose."

"I literally exploded when he came home with lipstick on his underwear."

At a motivational lecture at IBM in the 80's, the speaker said "we don't want to be repetitive and redundant." This is true.

But the worst is this: an old roommate friend of mine, a Caucasian woman who spoke only English said something that made me cringe. She came home from the park looking depressed. Our dialog went as follows:

Me: "What's wrong?"

Her: "I was watching a basketball game. It was mostly Mexicans and Vietnamese."

Being Mexican-American myself, I was wary of what was coming, but I played along.

Me: "What's wrong with that?"

Her: "They hardly talk no English."


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Response to softydog88 (Reply #195)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 01:51 PM

202. People who are PAID to write making grammar errors

The rest of us, fine. Just the other day I saw in the paper “he was in the throws of love.” It’s THROES, idiot. You’re getting paid to write, take the time to look it up.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 11:36 AM

199. People who sing in public.

I'm not talking about professional singers during a performance or karaoke. I'm even okay with people sometimes singing along to music playing. I'm talking about people who hum or sing to themselves in public to music that is only in their heads. .

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Response to IrishEyes (Reply #199)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 02:56 PM

214. Way back in the mid 90s when I was living in D.C. for a semester

I was taking the subway somewhere, and there was this dude who came bouncing along repeating the sentence "It's time for the perpetrator." He climbed onboard the subway car, walked along its length, and exited, all the while repeating that stupid sentence.

Two weeks later, on campus, I ran into a completely different dude who kept repeating the sentence, "It's time for the instigator." Just walking through the campus quad, saying that over and over.

I thought awhile about upping the ante and walking along repeating the sentence, "It's time for the masturbator," but I decided against it in the end.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 01:41 PM

200. People who stare at their phones while walking and expect you to avoid them.

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Response to kairos12 (Reply #200)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 01:56 PM

203. Sometimes I think...

...we should carry around little air horns just for encounters with these idiots.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 01:58 PM

204. People who eat bulk foods in grocery stores.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 09:39 PM

208. I hate it when people say "You're fine!" after I say excuse me.

This usually happens if we almost run into each other in a grocery store aisle, going through a door, etc. I always think, of course I’m fine. My ‘excuse me’ is not an apology, it’s just a courteous thing to say. I don’t know if “You’re fine!” bothers anyone else, but it annoys me.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 01:09 PM

210. Mine have to do with trends and fads

I use technology all the time and I love it; I'm not a prude and I'm a proponent of positive sexuality. However...

Influencers - I hate that term and the idea behind these vacuous, empty people whose staged lives actually feel very lonely.

Online dating - has become a 'looks' contest where personality doesn't matter. Filters should be banned. Also, the 'hookup' culture.

The difference between having real friends and Facebook/Instagram/other app friends - real friends will help you move and give you a ride to the airport int he middle of the night.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 01:43 PM

211. Parents/spouse who berate their children/spouse...of any age..in Public...

...and vice versa.

People who sit in their car and balance their checkbook (whatever) in front of the gas pump after they are finished filling up their gas tank.*

Tikki
*especially at Costco...

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Response to Tikki (Reply #211)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 03:03 PM

215. If they are comfortable berating their child/spouse in public

how are they treating that person behind closed doors?

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 06:36 PM

216. People joyriding motorcycles, and other noisy machines on my street

I live on a neighborhood street which dead ends at the top of a steep hill. I have idiot neighbors who drive up and down the street over and over, on motorcycles, and 4 wheelers. I hate the noise. I called the police about the atvs and that has stopped for now.

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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #216)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 07:13 PM

222. Oh, that used to piss me off to no end

Every damned summer, the kids would roll out the motorcycle and zip around the neighborhood, doing laps through my street.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #222)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 07:22 PM

224. I liked this street much better

when we were the kids on the block. It was a quiet street, and now it isn't :/ Thanks for understanding

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 07:22 PM

217. Pet peeve threads that get 216 responses. n/t

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 07:22 PM

218. Make that 217. No, wait... dammit.

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Response to Harker (Reply #218)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 07:14 PM

223. I think you just want to get this thread to the top of the charts again

Or that could be your pet peeve: the fact that a dismal thread gets pushed to the top when you comment on how dismal it is.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #223)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 11:15 PM

225. Even I am not that devious.

Well... okay, maybe I am, but keeping the peeve cresting is merely an unintended consequence.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 12:34 AM

227. Almost getting run over and killed by a car when I'm on my bike

 

Because whatever is on their phone is more important then my life. I really like it when they get pissed at me for almost hitting their car, I obey the laws of the road but it's been decades(since the 90's) that someone actually apologized to me instead of that immature rage glare. I've had people gun their engines when I'm on the ground. So my pet peeve is STUPID IMMATURE PEOPLE.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 12:52 AM

231. The damn computer ordering kiosks at Mc Donalds. You have to go through

eight screens for a coffee.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 12:57 AM

233. People that say "My Bad" "True That"

News people that say "I Mean" or "With All Due Respect" at the start of every damn sentence.
"Tweety" the most irritating person on MSNBC.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 01:55 AM

237. My friend has an interesting pet peeve....

We live in Amish country and my friend Doug hates chipping dried up horse poop from his truck treads before he puts it in the garage....

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #237)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 06:03 PM

239. That must be a nice garage.

Mine doesn't open properly to use for parking.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 06:08 PM

240. Traffic signs that use "THRU"

as in "NO THRU TRAFFIC." I want to smash those signs!!!

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 09:19 PM

242. Cheap, miserly people really get on my nerves.

"I can’t stand cheap people. It makes me really mad when someone says something like, “Hey, when are you going to pay me that $100 you owe me?” or “Do you have that $50 you borrowed?” Man, quit being so cheap!"

- Deep Thoughts, by Jack Handey


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