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Thu May 25, 2017, 12:49 PM

Little things that bug you...

I try not to let the little things bother me, BUT I can't stand diesel exhaust! If I'm out walking the dog in the evening, for example, and someone starts up a big diesel pickup truck as we're approaching and that black plume of exhaust comes belching out, I get annoyed. I will immediately cross the street, if it's safe to do so, and try to avoid it but that smell carries a long way and it lingers.

What bugs you?

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True Dough May 2017 OP
Phoenix61 May 2017 #1
True Dough May 2017 #2
Phoenix61 May 2017 #3
Laffy Kat May 2017 #29
NBachers May 2017 #51
True Dough May 2017 #54
NBachers May 2017 #56
teezy May 2017 #75
True Dough May 2017 #80
teezy May 2017 #86
True Dough May 2017 #87
teezy May 2017 #92
SCantiGOP May 2017 #106
NBachers May 2017 #107
LeftInTX May 2017 #82
beveeheart May 2017 #4
True Dough May 2017 #6
beveeheart May 2017 #8
matt819 May 2017 #11
True Dough May 2017 #34
matt819 May 2017 #35
SCantiGOP May 2017 #108
ashling May 2017 #16
beveeheart May 2017 #18
Trailrider1951 May 2017 #19
True Dough May 2017 #33
SwissTony May 2017 #66
PoindexterOglethorpe May 2017 #31
Upthevibe May 2017 #41
madamesilverspurs May 2017 #5
True Dough May 2017 #7
raccoon May 2017 #110
LisaM May 2017 #9
Dracaena May 2017 #105
matt819 May 2017 #10
hamsterjill May 2017 #12
LNM May 2017 #23
oberliner May 2017 #85
hamsterjill May 2017 #89
Kali May 2017 #13
JuJuYoshida May 2017 #14
Laffy Kat May 2017 #30
TexasBushwhacker May 2017 #67
Laffy Kat May 2017 #71
TexasBushwhacker May 2017 #96
JuJuYoshida May 2017 #15
retrowire May 2017 #98
benld74 May 2017 #17
MrScorpio May 2017 #20
Awsi Dooger May 2017 #21
Skittles May 2017 #22
Coventina May 2017 #26
Skittles May 2017 #37
WinkyDink May 2017 #43
Skittles May 2017 #45
WinkyDink May 2017 #69
NBachers May 2017 #59
retrowire May 2017 #99
Skittles May 2017 #101
retrowire May 2017 #102
Initech May 2017 #24
Coventina May 2017 #25
TexasBushwhacker May 2017 #68
CentralMass May 2017 #27
True Dough May 2017 #28
CentralMass May 2017 #38
Bleacher Creature May 2017 #32
kwassa May 2017 #42
Bleacher Creature May 2017 #44
NBachers May 2017 #58
citood May 2017 #78
Freddie May 2017 #36
pnwest May 2017 #39
True Dough May 2017 #40
retrowire May 2017 #100
littlemissmartypants May 2017 #46
True Dough May 2017 #47
littlemissmartypants May 2017 #48
True Dough May 2017 #49
littlemissmartypants May 2017 #93
True Dough May 2017 #94
Leith May 2017 #50
True Dough May 2017 #55
Leith May 2017 #57
whathehell May 2017 #52
luvMIdog May 2017 #53
spooky3 May 2017 #60
True Dough May 2017 #61
spooky3 May 2017 #65
NBachers May 2017 #62
True Dough May 2017 #63
NBachers May 2017 #64
OncoRN May 2017 #70
True Dough May 2017 #72
tblue37 May 2017 #73
tblue37 May 2017 #74
RKP5637 May 2017 #76
True Dough May 2017 #79
RKP5637 May 2017 #81
Afromania May 2017 #77
shenmue May 2017 #83
Runningdawg May 2017 #84
Orrex May 2017 #88
True Dough May 2017 #90
Akoto May 2017 #91
bluecollar2 May 2017 #95
Sanity Claws May 2017 #97
Binkie The Clown May 2017 #103
duncang May 2017 #104
raccoon May 2017 #109
True Dough May 2017 #111
raccoon May 2017 #113
True Dough May 2017 #115
Still Blue in PDX May 2017 #112
retrowire May 2017 #114
becca da bakkah May 2017 #116

Response to True Dough (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2017, 12:53 PM

1. Palmetto bugs

Not those silly little roaches, those great big, flying things. Ugh!!!

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #1)

Thu May 25, 2017, 12:56 PM

2. Had to turn to Google for that one

You mean these? They're in the Phoenix area? The photo links to info that described them as a scourge in Orlando.

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Response to True Dough (Reply #2)

Thu May 25, 2017, 01:00 PM

3. They are the scourge of the entire state of Florida

They are just so damn creepy.

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Response to True Dough (Reply #2)

Sat May 27, 2017, 03:34 PM

29. And that's their actual size, too (almost),

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Response to True Dough (Reply #2)

Mon May 29, 2017, 02:20 AM

51. I lived in Miami- You're never free of them. They fly into your hair and get tangled in it.

My brother and I had to wipe out the palmetto bug headquarters for their invasion of Planet Earth. A whole grocery store of shelving had been packed into cardboard boxes and sealed up in a large room for 10 years. They were stacked to the ceiling. It became a solid roach infestation.

Every box we picked up, hordes of roaches came pouring out and attacking us, running over us in panic. They crawled across the ceiling and dropped onto us. Every time we stepped, it was "Krunch Krunch Krunch" of giant roaches underfoot. Mangled roaches were swarming around on the ground, half alive. The horror! The horror! We had to carry it all to a dumpster across the parking lot and throw them all into it. The air was teeming with flying attack luftroaches.

The palmetto bugs crawled down our necks, under our clothes and down our backs. It was a nightmare of horrific proportions!

I bought an old 1952 27 foot mobile home, and moved it onto a construction site. I got free rent to live there, in a nice part of town. What I didn't know, is that the trailer had been sitting unused for quite a while, and the palmetto bugs had taken over. The first night I slept there, I was awakened several times by them climbing around on me and biting my ears. Needless to say, it was fully bug bombed the next day.

I had some cats. I thought I could train them to hunt and kill palmetto bugs, just like mice. A palmetto bug would be crawling across the floor. I'd put the cat in front of it, trying to entice the cat to chase it and kill it. The cat refused to even acknowledge it. She'd look at me like, "Yeah, so what?"

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Response to NBachers (Reply #51)

Mon May 29, 2017, 02:45 AM

54. When I was living up in the far north of Canada

there was a large flying beetle that was known locally as a "hair eater." It flew upright, so it was easy to spot it coming your way. It had relatively long, gangly arms/legs and just looked awkward as heck. But if it managed to land in your hair when you were looking in the other direction, it would take a considerable effort to extract it.

Does the Palmetto bug fly upright?

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Response to True Dough (Reply #54)

Mon May 29, 2017, 02:50 AM

56. Yes it does, and the more you try to frantically tear it out of your hair, the more it gets tangled.

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Response to True Dough (Reply #54)

Mon May 29, 2017, 10:35 AM

75. How far north are we talking?

I would like to avoid this encounter.

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Response to teezy (Reply #75)

Mon May 29, 2017, 11:46 AM

80. Up in the Northwest Territories

about parallel with Alaska.

It's amazing how buggy it is up there. So many horseflies, mosquitoes and tiny little black flies. You could get eaten alive without bug spray.

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Response to True Dough (Reply #80)

Mon May 29, 2017, 02:59 PM

86. Oh shit, I've been up there.

Sailed the entire Mackenzie River and part of the Beaufort, spent times in Hay River, Inuvik & Tuk. I do remember the horseflies. I'm just glad I didn't encounter these hair tangling nightmares.

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Response to teezy (Reply #86)

Mon May 29, 2017, 03:13 PM

87. Cool!

I've never done the river trip myself but spoke to many European adventurers travelling along the river. They marveled at how much open space there was compared to the crowded waterways back home.

What sort of vessel were you in? Did you work for NTCL?

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Response to True Dough (Reply #87)

Mon May 29, 2017, 06:38 PM

92. It is gorgeous.

I worked on a couple Coast Guard vessels up there in the last 8 years. Science vessels and buoytenders. It's so quiet along the river you can hear a pindrop. We pulled ashore in a few isooated places and had a bonfire. It was amazing. It's true - the waterways are very wide in some places. And winding, and the scenery is unreal. Bad blackflies, though.

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Response to NBachers (Reply #51)

Tue May 30, 2017, 09:50 PM

106. NBachers:

Your story have me the creeps, and I live in the Palmetto State (SC, named after the tree not the roach).
I wouldn't have stopped running from that grocery store unless it was to quickly burn it down.
I would give up internet service before I would fire my exterminating company.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #106)

Tue May 30, 2017, 10:04 PM

107. A: Need Money B: Need Job C: Need Place to Live D: Need Food E: 24 Year Old Fool

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #1)

Mon May 29, 2017, 11:53 AM

82. I keep a can of Raid in every room - just in case

They're so fast, that if you run to another room to get a can of Raid, they've disappeared. Crushing them is next to impossible.

I'm also scared to death of them.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2017, 01:01 PM

4. People who say "I" when they should say, "me".

Yes, wrong use of "there, they're, their, your, you're" bugs me too.

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Response to beveeheart (Reply #4)

Thu May 25, 2017, 01:07 PM

6. My understanding of that "I" or "Me" rule

is to say the sentence in your head while omitting the other person. For example.

"My wife and I went to the movies," would be correct because without my wife "I went to the movies" is right.

"Dad came to dinner with my wife and me," would be correct because without my wife "Dad came to dinner with me" is the proper way to say it.

Does me understand that accurately?

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Response to True Dough (Reply #6)

Thu May 25, 2017, 01:13 PM

8. Your/you're? examples are correct.

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Response to beveeheart (Reply #8)

Thu May 25, 2017, 01:56 PM

11. Then there's they're, their, and there

And, could of, should of, would of.

And, hey what did you think of that picture of my wife and I?

FFS, how difficult is it to get these things write?

Oh, and spell check that gives you incomprehensible options. Or voice text that just gets it all wrong.

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Response to matt819 (Reply #11)

Sat May 27, 2017, 04:00 PM

34. Did you do that on purpose?

"FFS, how difficult is it to get these things write?"

Write?

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Response to True Dough (Reply #34)

Sat May 27, 2017, 04:42 PM

35. Yes

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Response to matt819 (Reply #11)

Wed May 31, 2017, 09:31 AM

108. And the "toos"

There was a bar in my town years ago that opened a second location and simply named it "Two." That way, you could tell someone, "I want to go to Two too."

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Response to beveeheart (Reply #8)

Thu May 25, 2017, 08:39 PM

16. Grammar

The difference between knowing your shit and

knowing you're shit.

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Response to ashling (Reply #16)

Thu May 25, 2017, 09:59 PM

18. Must remember this!

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Response to ashling (Reply #16)

Thu May 25, 2017, 11:06 PM

19. While we are on the subject of grammar,

one thing that bugs me is the use of less when one really means fewer. "10 items or less" makes me crazy. If you can count the objects, use "fewer". If you cannot count the objects, use "less". Examples: Less milk, but fewer glasses of milk. Less traffic on the road, but fewer cars on the road. Less money, but fewer dollars, cents, Krugerrands, pesos, etc. Is that clear?? And don't get me started on road vs. rode, coarse vs. course, and other homonyms.

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Response to Trailrider1951 (Reply #19)

Sat May 27, 2017, 03:58 PM

33. I'm with you on less/fewer

but one that has always confused me is one you're referring to "one."

e.g. "I have one less dollar to my name." or "I have one fewer dollar to my name."

"Less" sounds right in that instance, no?


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Response to Trailrider1951 (Reply #19)

Mon May 29, 2017, 04:12 AM

66. Can't agree.

In mathematics, the inequality operator "<" is referred to as "is less than" even when used with integers. I've never heard anyone say "4 is fewer than 6". It's always "4 is less than 6".

Another example..."Last year, our cake sales raised $1258. This year we raised $100 fewer". Eh? No, we raised $100 less.

In language, the question "Do you have 10 items or less?" is a perfectly valid question. It refers to magnitude not to discreteness.

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Response to True Dough (Reply #6)

Sat May 27, 2017, 03:51 PM

31. Bingo.

Far too many people get it wrong, and they get it wrong in both directions.

Were I dictator of North America (and that's the subjunctive tense for those of you who are paying close attention) I'd enroll most adults in remedial English classes.

Getting lie and lay wrong also makes me crazy.

And weirdly enough, the past tense and past participle of certain verbs are getting combined. Example: drink (present tense), drank (past tense), drunk (past participle which requires a helping verb. "I drink milk every day." "Yesterday I drank two glasses of milk." "Bobbie had drunk three glasses of milk before he got sick." All too often "drunk" is used for the past tense in either case.

It's happening in all the verbs that have that vowel change to indicate tense. Shrink (shrank, shrunk), sing (sang, sung), swim (swam, swum), ring (rang, rung).

When I was in school we actually studied verbs and verb tenses in English classes, and boy does that make a difference. I don't think such things have been taught for a very long time in most schools, and it shows.

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Response to beveeheart (Reply #4)

Sun May 28, 2017, 01:30 AM

41. OMG! I'm with you! It's especially bothersome when people are trying to sound

educated so they use "I" when it should be "me". For example, "Do you want to go with Michael and I to the party?" If you took the word Michael out you wouldn't say, "Do you want to go with I...", you'd say, "Do you want to go with me..." So, the correct way would be, "Do you want to go with Michael and me to the party?" At least I think that's a good example....

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2017, 01:05 PM

5. The sound of gum-chewing.

Right up the wall, every time.



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Response to madamesilverspurs (Reply #5)

Thu May 25, 2017, 01:08 PM

7. Enjoy the silence

madamesilverspurs!


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Response to madamesilverspurs (Reply #5)

Wed May 31, 2017, 11:14 AM

110. Especially when they make loud popping noises with it. nt

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2017, 01:37 PM

9. Adults with backpacks on a crowded bus.

It's not so much that they have the backpacks, it's the way they seem to have absolutely no sense of the space they take up. I've been whacked in the head plenty of times, and I've seen others get clocked, too. It's as if the people wearing them don't realize that they take up space behind them, too. If I need to stand on the bus, I hold my purse down so that it takes up less space and doesn't hit anyone.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #9)

Tue May 30, 2017, 08:55 PM

105. Try at the Women's March

When I attended the Women's March here in Madison, WI, I was standing next to a Mom who had brought several children with her. Each time she tended one of the children, she would bend over and wap me with her backpack. Over & over again. Since the march part had dissolved into more of a rally, due to so many people, I gave up & got away from her.

Her kids saw nothing of the march.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2017, 01:52 PM

10. I'm sure I have a long list, but can think of only two at the moment

I can't stand food containers - mostly for chips and such - that don't stay scrunched.

Also on the subject of food containers, I can't stand those plastic containers - you know, the ones that have store-made stuff - that are simply unopenable.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2017, 02:03 PM

12. When I say "thank you" to someone

And that person responds "no problem".

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #12)

Fri May 26, 2017, 03:28 PM

23. That's mine, too!

It's your job to help me.

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #12)

Mon May 29, 2017, 01:31 PM

85. Why does that bother you?

 

I don't understand

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Response to oberliner (Reply #85)

Mon May 29, 2017, 04:03 PM

89. The earlier response to my post said it better than I did.

Say, when I'm at a restaurant and a server brings something to me and I thank that server. The correct response should be "you're welcome" or perhaps "my pleasure".

When a server says "no problem" it's more like they're saying they did me a favor by bringing me my food. It's not supposed to be a "problem" to begin with so saying "no problem" just isn't appropriate in my opinion.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2017, 02:15 PM

13. yes. way too many of them.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2017, 02:32 PM

14. People who put an empty ice cube tray back in the freezer

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Response to JuJuYoshida (Reply #14)

Sat May 27, 2017, 03:39 PM

30. Yes! This goes with people who put an empty carton back in the fridge.

My boys do this and it's usually milk.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #30)

Mon May 29, 2017, 06:18 AM

67. Get yourself some emergency milk

I discovered aseptic (boxed) milk at a Dollar Tree. It is ultrapasteurized milk that is shelf stable and only costs $1 per quart. It's great to have some in the pantry for those times when you suddenly find yourself without milk in the morning. It's good as emergency food too. They have whole, 2% and 1% milk and soy milk as well.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #67)

Mon May 29, 2017, 08:48 AM

71. Great idea! Don't know why I haven't already.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #71)

Tue May 30, 2017, 03:34 PM

96. In regular stores it costs more

I'm thinking it's at least double. That's why I was happy to see it at Dollar Tree. I have arthritis and it's gotten difficult to carry a gallon. At $1 a quart, the boxed milk costs about the same as buying milk by the half gallon, so it's good for me.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2017, 02:32 PM

15. People who press the "walk" button on the street after seeing you do it

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Response to JuJuYoshida (Reply #15)

Tue May 30, 2017, 04:53 PM

98. Well maybe you didn't press it correctly?!?!

XD it annoys me too.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2017, 08:51 PM

17. People who chew with open mouths

Guy at work does this
Gum
Chips
Sandwichs
Food

Talks 150mph too
Goes off subject
Jumps back to subject


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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 01:47 AM

20. Mosquitos

They bug me way too much

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 02:08 AM

21. People referred to as "that" as opposed to "who"

 

As in, "He was the one that told us..."

Drives me nuts, in speech and particularly in print.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 02:30 AM

22. whistling

STFU already

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Response to Skittles (Reply #22)

Sat May 27, 2017, 03:08 PM

26. Hehe...An episode of the Big Bang Theory dealt with whistling:

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Response to Coventina (Reply #26)

Sat May 27, 2017, 07:32 PM

37. LOL

he gets it....yes indeed

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Response to Skittles (Reply #22)

Sun May 28, 2017, 10:34 PM

43. Never! Begone with your notion! 'Tis a dwindling art that I shall practice where'er I go!

 

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #43)

Sun May 28, 2017, 11:43 PM

45. I WILL KICK WHISTLING WINKYDINK ASS

YES INDEED

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Response to Skittles (Reply #45)

Mon May 29, 2017, 07:35 AM

69. "Hahahaha!" I whistled.

 

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #43)

Mon May 29, 2017, 03:06 AM

59. Royal Wade Kimes - Lonesome Drifter

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Response to Skittles (Reply #22)

Tue May 30, 2017, 04:55 PM

99. Counter-annoyance

I fucking hate it when I'm whistling, then someone else enters the room and starts whistling also.

I WAS WHISTLING FIRST OK? Trying to upstage me, those assholes.

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Response to retrowire (Reply #99)

Tue May 30, 2017, 05:13 PM

101. I WILL KICK WHISTLING ASS

I have a two-for-one special; perhaps you and Winkydink would be interested.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #101)

Tue May 30, 2017, 05:22 PM

102. *whistles in a way to imitate "UH OH!" *

HARPO MARX IS MY SPIRIT ANIMAL

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 01:27 PM

24. People who don't yield on left hand turns

Good lord this drives me crazy! Why have the sign and laws if people don't abide by them?

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 03:02 PM

25. Parents who actually encourage their kids to treat stores as a playground.

Just got back from Target where a mother was encouraging her daughter to bounce an oversized ball through the store, knocking into people and displays. She thought it was hilarious, and kept laughing and egging her on.



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Response to Coventina (Reply #25)

Mon May 29, 2017, 06:34 AM

68. And running and screeching through restaurants and stores

I just don't get why parents think this is acceptable. The bitchy old lady in me wants to stick my foot out and trip the kid. Of course I never would.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 03:18 PM

27. An old neighbor of mine when i was a kid used to say -

"You know what burns my @$$ ? A flame 4 feet high."
.He had a German accent that made it more memorable. I interpreted it as there is no point getting upset about little things.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #27)

Sat May 27, 2017, 03:23 PM

28. Ha ha!

My parents used to say that to me when I was a teenager bellyaching about something.

Another saying that they would trot out that annoyed me was when I'd whine, "I'm hungry," and they'd reply, "Hi hungry, nice to meet you. I'm Linda (or Bill, if it was my dad)."

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Response to True Dough (Reply #28)

Sat May 27, 2017, 08:59 PM

38. +1

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 03:52 PM

32. Backing into parking spaces in an empty lot.

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Response to Bleacher Creature (Reply #32)

Sun May 28, 2017, 10:12 PM

42. Backing into parking spaces anywhere.

It kills the traffic flow everywhere. It is usually done with a giant SUV.

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Response to kwassa (Reply #42)

Sun May 28, 2017, 11:24 PM

44. I actually agree 100%.

I was just trying to qualify it a bit to not be too rigid.

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Response to Bleacher Creature (Reply #44)

Mon May 29, 2017, 03:01 AM

58. I'm gonna have to dispute that one. Backing in while parking gives better control of the situation

than backing out when you can't see what's coming.

Backing into the space gives me the best option to see who's coming from each direction, and plan my moves accordingly.

That way, when I'm leaving, I can see if anyone's coming, and pull out safely, driving forward.

If I try to back out of a parking space, I often have vehicles, columns, walls, poles, whatever, obscuring my vision. I can't really see what's happening traffic-wise or pedestrian-wise 'till I'm already in the middle of pulling out. Pulling out blind and backwards is a more risky maneuver.

I know I'm not going to change your point of view, but there's a sensible reason to why I do it that way. Plus, if I ever have to make a quick getaway, I'm already in position to do it.

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Response to NBachers (Reply #58)

Mon May 29, 2017, 10:59 AM

78. In the Army, it was called 'tactical parking'...I think for the quick getaway aspect

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 04:46 PM

36. Grammar/spelling errors made by "professional" writers

Text, blog, FB rant, so what. But when a person is PAID to write - journalist, advertising - is it too much to expect that they've taken the time to get this right?

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sun May 28, 2017, 12:04 AM

39. Singers who pronounce "Won't you", or

"Forget you" as "Won'tchoo" or "Forgetchoo".

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Response to pnwest (Reply #39)

Sun May 28, 2017, 12:30 AM

40. Do you think

Syd Barrett ever did that?

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Response to pnwest (Reply #39)

Tue May 30, 2017, 04:57 PM

100. Well hey

Let's not hold vocalists to the same standards as literary authors.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon May 29, 2017, 01:14 AM

46. I've been thinking about this since Thursday.

Don't have anything yet. I'll keep thinking.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #46)

Mon May 29, 2017, 01:29 AM

47. Your life must be blissful

I envy you!

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Response to True Dough (Reply #47)

Mon May 29, 2017, 01:39 AM

48. It's pretty peaceful.

But I'm alone.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #48)

Mon May 29, 2017, 02:03 AM

49. Alone in one sense

but surrounded by virtual friends here, at least. We're only keystrokes away!

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Response to True Dough (Reply #49)

Mon May 29, 2017, 07:49 PM

93. ♡

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #93)

Mon May 29, 2017, 08:07 PM

94. I see that

Back at ya! Keep typing!

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon May 29, 2017, 02:06 AM

50. Being Interrupted

I'm surrounded by people who can't seem to allow others to finish a damn sentence without jumping in and talking over them.

If I'm watching a news/opinion show and guests start doing that (looking at YOU, Fox Propaganda Channel!), I shut it off or turn the channel immediately. I can't watch Tweety for the same reason.

Also, neighborhood dogs that bark all day and all night.

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Response to Leith (Reply #50)

Mon May 29, 2017, 02:46 AM

55. Out of curiosity

are the interrupters all men?

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Response to True Dough (Reply #55)

Mon May 29, 2017, 02:52 AM

57. Mostly, But Not All

My MIL and my own mother both do it. They always say "Oh! I didn't know you were talking!"


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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon May 29, 2017, 02:37 AM

52. People who say "competency" instead of "competence" or

"resiliency" instead of the original, correct "resilience'...I haven't

heard "impotency" yet, but I'm waiting.

Putting of "cy" at the end of words which were just fine

without them is rather recent. It sounds stupid and pointlessly

lengthens the word by adding another syllable.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon May 29, 2017, 02:44 AM

53. After reading this I think I must be very annoying lol or is that me must be very annoying ? ;)

My grammar sucks, but I believe the use of I and me probably pales in comparison with my multitude of grammar boo boos. I don't chew gum or eat with my mouth open. I don't drink out of cartons and put them back in the fridge.

What irritates me? Sanctimony, arrogance, snobbery, braggarts , liars, I could go on here Oh.. and the delivery guy that sticks packages behind the wheel of my truck in the driveway instead of up on my porch.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon May 29, 2017, 03:08 AM

60. Not being able to sleep at 3 AM...

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #60)

Mon May 29, 2017, 03:17 AM

61. spooky3

What time is it?

You know what that means!






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Response to True Dough (Reply #61)

Mon May 29, 2017, 04:08 AM

65. Awwwwwww--cute! Thanks.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon May 29, 2017, 03:22 AM

62. People who race to the front of merging lanes instead of getting in line and waiting their turn.

"I can't wait my turn! I'm more important than you and you have to let me in front of you!"

Of course, I'm invariably stuck behind someone who's mission in life is to courteously allow every single traffic cheater to jump in front of them.

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Response to NBachers (Reply #62)

Mon May 29, 2017, 03:28 AM

63. NBachers!!!

I have had a few online arguments with people over this. There are those who insist the "zipper merge" is absolutely the correct way to handle such situations. That may be true, but it goes against the principles of fairness and waiting your turn. It drives me crazy as well.

Whether or not you are an advocate of the "zipper merge," you cannot defend those who use the shoulder of the road or the emergency lane to jump ahead in traffic. I have witnessed both situations. Outrageous! For that reason, this gif gives me such great satisfaction. That's karma at work!



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Response to True Dough (Reply #63)

Mon May 29, 2017, 03:36 AM

64. Yes, I wish I could project myself into that picture, get out of my vehicle, laugh out loud, and

shout some words I won't repeat here, accompanied by appropriate hand gestures.

My older brother, playing devil's advocate, sent me links to some "authority" touting the zipper merge. Again, my response is not fit for polite company.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon May 29, 2017, 08:28 AM

70. Local meterologist telling us how to dress, etc

It's going to be chilly this morning, be sure to grab a light jacket. A chance of showers, take your umbrella. Do they think they need to mother us?
I'm a nurse in an acute care hospital setting. Some nurses prefer to wear the clog style shoes, fine, but I can not stand how some of them do not pick up their feet when they walk. They make this horrible noise, sounds like a horse clop, clop, clop...
Sure I annoyed someone in some way with this post.
Edited to fix there to their

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Response to OncoRN (Reply #70)

Mon May 29, 2017, 09:16 AM

72. Self-editing?!?!

You are a DUer's dream!

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon May 29, 2017, 09:56 AM

73. Loud, wet snot snorting. When someone sucks up a snootful so loudly that

I can hear it (and mind you, I am SEVERELY hearing impaired even with my hearing aids), it absolutely turns my stomach. I avoid people who do that, no matter who they are or how we are connected, because I have found that a person who does that once does it often. In fact, for some it seems to be a nervous habit, like their version of nail biting or hair twisting.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon May 29, 2017, 10:03 AM

74. Here's a recent but BIG frustration:

My tablet's autocorrect doesn't just turn my words and sentences into gibberish, which is bad enough, but it KEEPS messing up my words even after I have proofread my posts/messages and corrected the mess it made in the first place!

I went to the language "settings" on the tablet and turned off autocorrect, but now it not only keeps messing up what I write, but actually does it even worse, as though it is retaliating for my attempt to turn it off!

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon May 29, 2017, 10:39 AM

76. People who do silent farts in grocery stores with others around! n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #76)

Mon May 29, 2017, 11:44 AM

79. Just in grocery stores?

You don't mind if those silent farts are in the workplace, on the bus, at the library, at home in bed next to you?

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Response to True Dough (Reply #79)

Mon May 29, 2017, 11:49 AM

81. LOL! Yep, those places too. Some people wear those "Warning Fart Loading" shirts! LOL!

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon May 29, 2017, 10:39 AM

77. Nearly empty containers of things

Cmon, just finish it. Nobody wants a thimble full of Orange Juice and a half dead crusty piece of bread end.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon May 29, 2017, 12:58 PM

83. When a clock is set for the wrong time

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon May 29, 2017, 01:21 PM

84. Tupperware storage

My husband is a fantastic man in every way. I never have to ask for help, I am grateful for all he does. There is just this one little thing.....he never puts away the Tupperware in the correct place. There is an entire shelf dedicated to plastic containers, its not a mess, they stack up nicely and there is a container to separate the lids. However - not once in the 3 years we have lived in this house has he put the Tupperware on the correct shelf. He saves it until last, the spreads it around the cabinets, bottoms here, tops over there, never the same place twice!
Rant over, I love my husband, I am going to go move the Tupperware now.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon May 29, 2017, 03:28 PM

88. "Link to Tweet"

Everything else, no problem.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #88)

Mon May 29, 2017, 04:14 PM

90. Here's the actual tweet!




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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon May 29, 2017, 05:25 PM

91. Loudly chewing and the smell of mayo. n/t

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon May 29, 2017, 08:59 PM

95. People who can't make change without handing me a wad

Of paper and coins and a receipt all at once.

Making change is simple.

First hand me the clanky stuff....

Then hand me the paper stuff...

Then hand me the receipt...

It's not that f******g hard people...

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Response to bluecollar2 (Reply #95)

Tue May 30, 2017, 03:50 PM

97. Yes!!!!

I did retail a few decades ago when I in college and I was taught to count out the change to customers. Now they hand you everything, change, bills, and receipt in a wad, and you are left trying to sort it out while not holding up the line.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Tue May 30, 2017, 05:25 PM

103. My pet peeve is people who have pet peeves.

Why not just relax and enjoy life?

Why get upset over little things? It just really pisses me off when people get pissed off over little things. What the hell is wrong with people anyway? People should be more like me. People who aren't like me just annoy the hell out of me.

I'm so glad I don't have any pet peeves!

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Tue May 30, 2017, 06:23 PM

104. A list of stupid driver stunts

This first part I have seen accidents caused by them.
The ones who go from the inside lane all the way to the exit ramp in one shot.
Those who wait till the last minute to exit and go over the white line.
Drunk drivers.

Actions I haven't seen cause a accident yet. But still annoy me.
Not using a turn signal. Is it really that hard?
Reading a news paper driving. Yep, propped up on the steering wheel. Seen that a few times.

There is more, but you get the idea. When people get behind the steering wheel they need to understand their actions can kill others.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Wed May 31, 2017, 11:12 AM

109. People saying "What?" when they didn't catch what you said. How about

"What did you say?" "Excuse me, I didn't catch that," or something like that.

Just "What?" sounds so abrupt and lacking in couth. Particularly in a formal or professional environment.

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Response to raccoon (Reply #109)

Wed May 31, 2017, 11:16 AM

111. Huh?




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Response to True Dough (Reply #111)

Wed May 31, 2017, 11:22 AM

113. "Huh" is even worse. LOL. nt

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Response to raccoon (Reply #113)

Wed May 31, 2017, 12:05 PM

115. I was guessing

that someone with a Shakespeare avatar wouldn't be overly impressed with "huh" either.

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Response to raccoon (Reply #109)

Wed May 31, 2017, 11:18 AM

112. My 4-year-old granddaughter's new catch phrase is, "Wait, whut?" Drives me nutz

as only a 4-year-old with a catch phrase can do.

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Response to raccoon (Reply #109)

Wed May 31, 2017, 11:45 AM

114. What about, "I'm sorry?" Nt

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Wed May 31, 2017, 05:44 PM

116. I Say 'Yes' To Just About Everything Listed.....

....grammar mistakes? Yep, drives me crazy. Spelling errors? Creepy insects? Can't tolerate them, can't stand them. Whistling is particularly annoying. My mother had a very shrill whistle, and it actually hurt my ears. I'd glare and leave the room when she'd start. Not to mention she'd always lose the tune, and make up something else.

But the one that always sets my teeth on edge is when I have occasion to tell someone the situation, as we knew it, has changed, and they reply, "I'm not worried about it." Ok. But...how could you be worried about it since I just now told you!? Being worried about something implies you've been thinking it over, and now you're worried. You can't be worried about something you just this minute found out about.

Even worse when they say, "I AIN'T worried about it"! That's a twofer....grammar and annoying figure of speech!

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