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queen of the bah-caramels
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My mother. I have asked her at least 3 times/ day for the 10 days she has been here" PLease close the toilet AFTER you have been " .

So far she has not taken heed of the message. Just now I spotted her denture case on the bottom of the toilet bowl. I am sad to say I pee'd and left.

I know her teeth are in there as she has not discovered they are missing.

I am currently using the secret WC. [Razz]

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People who grunt at the gym.

Especially when they're doing arm curls with 15-pound weights. And are 6-foot-4.

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Oh, the grunting posers at the gym. I used to call them "Howlers". The guys who cut loose with an echoing bellow you can hear in the next area code each time they do their press, curl, or whatever -- and then look around to see who's watching. Pretentious ninnies, IMO.

And suggestive words on pre-teens' clothing creep me out. I'm not so much annoyed as depressed, it always makes me think that there's another girl (excuse me, young woman) who's probably going to be a mom before she can drive. Yeah, yeah, it's their choice, but I do fault the parents and the clothing designers.

Slow drivers in the fast lane, especially when I'm trying to make a run up to a steep hill, often make me wish I had a ram on the front of my car. Considering I drive a Honda Civic, it's a laughable image, but I can fantasize.

Dog (No, wait. On that last one, I think I have a right to be annoyed.) Friendly

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*looks ashamed*

I have been known to grunt when working out. And curls with 15 pound weights are still beyond me. But I'm only 5-foot-6.

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quote:
Originally posted by NancyFancyPants:
Trash-talking parents at kids' games...

Something even worse that I've seen is when it goes far beyond "trash talking."

I was a tee ball game once (little kids, maybe 4 -5 yo) and some ignorant father was standing on the side screaming at his kid. At one point, he bellowed (and I mean *BELLOWED*) something like "Get under the GD ball! JC, what are you stupid?"

Several people said something to him, but it just got worse and worse and finally a security guard threw him out.

I find that kind of crap incomprehensible.

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People that *MUST MUST MUST* order an extra-large gut-busting drink at a restaurant, even though they aren't going to drink even as much as a small drink out of the large cup. I know several people that do that.

I went on a trip to Nashville once with a guy who made a REALLY big deal about going to one certain Mapco or some such store to buy a drink because that particular store sold extra-large drinks for the same price as the "regular" large at other Mapcos.

We drove about 30 minutes out of the way to go there. He bought a huge drink, I'm guessing 64 ounces or something like that, and even made a big deal about the fact that he had bought an extra large cup holder for his car because regular cup holders weren't big enough for this mammoth cup he liked.

He buys the drink, and a couple of hours later when we stop for gas, he throws the cup out at the gas station. He had taken 2 or 3 sips from it. You literally could not tell he had even drunk from it, yet in his mind, the $2.99 he spent for the large drink is much better than the 89 cents he could have spent for the small drink.


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People that only watch/root for a sports team when they are winning.

My BIL is great for this. He's a huge football fan, but when the Penguins start winning (God, please let them start winning!) he jumps right on a the bandwagon. He's done this everytime they've had any kind of winning streak, ever since they won those Stanley Cups waaaay back when.

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Any ad (usually on the radio) that has parents begging/asking their kids to get off the computer so they (the parents) can use it. [Mad] 'Scuse me, but who bought the computer??? [Mad]

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People not knowing enough to know which homonym to use.

Examples:

Exchanging there, they're and their.

Exchanging its and it's.

Exchanging cite, site, and sight. (The biggest peeve, probably.)

Another pet peeve: random use of apostrophes

I don't know why, but it makes my teeth grind to see people with a high school education not understand how to spell and punctuate fundamentally.

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- I have to word this one carefully. I lost my mother not a year before the 9/11. I can't stand the people who will tell me, when I miss her, to "get over it, and move on," and then will turn around and say things about "all those poor people who lost their loved ones on 9/11." Look, either take one stance or take the other. I know it was awful, and sudden, and terrible, but how is it worse to have lost someone that way than to a long illness, or a car crash, or any of a thousand ways that people die? If 5 years is enough to "get over" the death of a family member, then it's enough to "get over" the death of a family member. Am I wrong?

- Rachel Ray. I can't stand her. I'm sure she's a perfectly nice person, but... I can't stand her so-perky-she-needs-valium-to-be-able-to-blink hyperactivity, and the way she say "yummo" (pick a real word!), and the way she'll say, "EVOO... that's extra virgin olive oil." Why bother to make an acronym if you're going to spell it out for the audience every time? I also can't stand when she travels around on _$40 A Day_ and you can see the check... she keeps saying how wonderful the food and the service is, and then she leaves a tip that's not even 10%. Drives me crazy.

-People who assume that, because there are times when work is slow, that I never have anything to do. "Katrina, can you do this for me?" is fine, but if I already have 5 hours of ACTUAL work to do, please don't expect me to get to your side-project for 5 hours.

-One more: People who try to tease you about things that you don't care about. I'll get both "haha, Yankees suck!" and "haha, Redsocks lost!" in the same 10 minutes. Look... I grew up in NJ, and I have family in Massachusetts, so at least you've got the locations right, but I don't follow baseball, and thusly you're not insulting me. You're being ANNOYING. And contradictory, too.

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quote:
Originally posted by Bored and Dangerous:
People not knowing enough to know which homonym to use.

I don't know why, but it makes my teeth grind to see people with a high school education not understand how to spell and punctuate fundamentally.

Put me on the list for this. I understand just about everybody makes mistakes from time to time, but when you get an email or letter from someone and throughout the letter the person uses "their" for "they're" (or any other one) it bothers me too.

This is sort of a specialized one, but it annoys the crap out of me when a person feels the need to tell other people how to play a game in a casino. It doesn't particularly happen to me too often, but my father has a really bad habit of wanting to tell other people how to play a game, especially craps.

He loves to say, "You know, the field isn't a really good bet" and other things like that.

I've tried to tell him, for the most part, nobody cares what someone else thinks is or isn't a good bet, and people don't want to be told what to do, but he thinks he's helping them out by pointing out the "bad" bets.

He's really bad about it, but I've seen other people do it to.

Along the same lines, it annoys me when he or other people believe they have a game figured out. He's notorious for saying, "I play the don't pass. It's the same as betting with the house. It's guaranteed."

Oh yeah, really, Einstein? Then how come you lose pretty regularly just like people who don't bet that way?

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"ASL". I hate "ASL". Don't give me "It's the internet, everyone says it". Asking a complete stranger her age is rude. Always has been, unless I'm trying to purchase a beer from you. My age is totally irrelevant to whatever game I'm trying to play. I don't need a drink or a date, so you've got NO REASON to need that information.

And don't tell me "well I told you my age". I didn't ask your age because I didn't care.

You wouldn't believe how angry some people get when I politely decline to tell them my age. I've been called every name in the book. Ridiculous.

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Inappropriate scare quotes. Just today I saw a notice for a "special" seminar.

"Nick"

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quote:
Originally posted by queen of krakatoa,east of caramels:

So far she has not taken heed of the message. Just now I spotted her denture case on the bottom of the toilet bowl. I am sad to say I pee'd and left.

I know her teeth are in there as she has not discovered they are missing.

I am currently using the secret WC. [Razz]

Did you flush afterwards. Actually, your pee is probably more sterile than the toilet bowl itself.

And I know that I am about 10, but this made me totally laugh out loud.

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quote:
Originally posted by Bored and Dangerous:
People not knowing enough to know which homonym to use.

compliment and complement

discreet and discrete

These really bug me because I hardly ever see them used correctly. The breastfeeding threads slay me because every other post is "Well, I bf'd my three kids in public and it IS possible to be discrete about it." Actually, no, it isn't. Hate to burst your bubble. Maybe you were discreet about it, though.

I wonder if the people who do this think "discrete" is the only spelling and people who use "discreet" are wrong, or if they know there are two different words and just get them mixed up.

Edited for clarity.

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quote:
Originally posted by UrbanRenewal:
"ASL". I hate "ASL". Don't give me "It's the internet, everyone says it". Asking a complete stranger her age is rude. Always has been, unless I'm trying to purchase a beer from you. My age is totally irrelevant to whatever game I'm trying to play. I don't need a drink or a date, so you've got NO REASON to need that information.

And don't tell me "well I told you my age". I didn't ask your age because I didn't care.

You wouldn't believe how angry some people get when I politely decline to tell them my age. I've been called every name in the book. Ridiculous.

Oh, I'd believe you. I used to reply "Old, none of your business and another planet" until I just got tired of typing that and learned to ignore them and not give a damn about what some stranger in front of a computer (probably in another continent) thought of me.

IMO, that's a perfectly reasonable pet hate, which ranks right up there with "Will you be my friend?" and "My ICQ No is xxx, what's yours?" from complete strangers that I've had NO other interaction with whatsoever. I've tried polite, but it doesn't always work, so I'll live with the curses.

I think it's a cultural thing. Some people seem nosy to me, but it's probably the case that they're being friendly and I'm being guarded.

I just wish I could tell all those friendly people that I don't want to be their enemy just because I choose not to be their friend. Why doesn't that seem to make sense?

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quote:
Originally posted by MajorC:
quote:
Originally posted by UrbanRenewal:
"ASL". I hate "ASL". Don't give me "It's the internet, everyone says it". ...snip...

...snip...
I think it's a cultural thing. Some people seem nosy to me, but it's probably the case that they're being friendly and I'm being guarded.

...snip...

Actually, I think it's more an age thing. Someone my age, or MajorC's age or even UrbanRenewal's age (I peeked at your profiles [Smile] )wouldn't typically ask. A younger user wouldn't even hesitate.

I hate ASL too. For years, I used a gender neutral name (after getting hit on too much using my real name) and posted very gender neutral. It wasn't until I found the Snopes board that it felt OK to be female again.

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ASL? American Sign Language? Obviously I'm missing something.

Nick

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quote:
Originally posted by Nick Theodorakis:
ASL? American Sign Language? Obviously I'm missing something.

Nick

Age/Sex/Location. Confused the hell out of me first time I saw it in a chat room. [Smile]

Just thought of another gripe - people who get seriously bent out of shape, even rude, about a topic, even if I agree with their point. I've been reading some older threads, and Cheese Louise, some people need to get down off their high horses and realize their opinions aren't the be-all end-all of the world and they don't know it all.

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According to the Urban Dictionary ASL means Age, Sex, Location.

quote:
Originally posted by smackmac:
Actually, I think it's more an age thing. Someone my age, or MajorC's age or even UrbanRenewal's age (I peeked at your profiles [Smile] )wouldn't typically ask. A younger user wouldn't even hesitate.

I'm considered young in some circles, but I still won't volunteer my age (or anything else) without a good reason.

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quote:
Originally posted by smackmac:
quote:
Originally posted by Nick Theodorakis:
ASL? American Sign Language? Obviously I'm missing something.

Nick

Age/Sex/Location. Confused the hell out of me first time I saw it in a chat room. ...
Ah, that explains it; I don't do chat rooms. If it's common for conversations to start that way, then I guess I'm glad I missed them.

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quote:
Originally posted by TurquoiseGirl:
quote:
Originally posted by queen of krakatoa,east of caramels:

So far she has not taken heed of the message. Just now I spotted her denture case on the bottom of the toilet bowl. I am sad to say I pee'd and left.

I know her teeth are in there as she has not discovered they are missing.

I am currently using the secret WC. [Razz]

Did you flush afterwards. Actually, your pee is probably more sterile than the toilet bowl itself.

And I know that I am about 10, but this made me totally laugh out loud.

I didn't flush as it was late at night.However I didn't see them until the next morning as I didn't have my glasses on.

DS was the suspect for dropping the (empty as I now know)case in the toilet.

But I never admotted it was me who had been.

Oh yes I know all about pee....I worked as a chemist of a water company for 10 years. 1 yr of them based on a sewage works.

ETA glad to give you a laugh [Big Grin]

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quote:
Originally posted by landmammal:
quote:
Originally posted by Bored and Dangerous:
People not knowing enough to know which homonym to use.

compliment and complement

discreet and discrete

Or principle vs principal
Stationery vs stationary

At the moment, the one that bugs me in the office? Personalised ringtones. Involving children. Yes, someone in the next pod has their three-year old saying "Hello Mummy" as a ringtone. It stops being cute after the first three seconds.

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quote:
Originally posted by Cinnamon:
People who can't change toilet rolls. Far too many times I have gone into the bathroom in the office and found someone has

a) left the empty tube on the holder, or

b) (and this is actually worse because it emphasizes the failure to replace) puts the new loo roll ON TOP of the holder, with the empty tube still in place.

If you use the last of the toilet paper, change the damn roll!

Further to my rant of earlier this month, I have seen examples of both again in the last three days. Aside from anything else, there are only four people in the office at the moment. What the hell are they doing with so much loo paper?!

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Not sure if it was mentined already, but I can not stand men whistling. It is the most annoying irritating habit. I'm tempted to ask why thay insist on making strange noises.
I actually left a shop last week and went elsewhere as some twit was hissing constantly up and down the aisles. He wasn't even in tune and sounded like a leaky tyre with a beat.

The other one that drives me spare is people (again always men) who walk around with those phone earpieces stuck to their ears. Bad enough in an office, but in a pizza hut. Get real. No-one is that important that they can't keep their phone in their pocket until it rings.

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quote:
Originally posted by mizzie:
People who "inch" at a stop light. You know what I mean. The light is red, everyone is stopped and yet someone will creep forward 4 inches. Then the person behind him has to move forward as well, and so on. Seriously, what is the point of this? So you are four inches closer to where you are going? O_o I flat out refuse to do this.

Last week I actually was honked at because the car in front of mine moved about three inches and I didn't move up as well. The person behind me was obviously really angry. Why? The light was red, you won't get there any faster. >_<

I had a neighbor who had a cure for this. When someone honked, she got out and asked in a very polite and non-threatning manner, "I heard you honking, is there something wrong with my car that you want to tell me about". They got irate, but she would just smile and say, "Oh look, the light has turned red again", and continue to wait.
Not sure I'd do it, but i enjoyed hearing it.

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quote:
Originally posted by skeptic:

The other one that drives me spare is people (again always men) who walk around with those phone earpieces stuck to their ears. Bad enough in an office, but in a pizza hut. Get real. No-one is that important that they can't keep their phone in their pocket until it rings.

URGH I had an instructor wear his during CLASS!!! Are you seriously planning on answering your phone during your own class?

And I must add that I can't pin it down to one gender, or even one "type" of person. I see all kinds of people with these things in their ears.

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quote:
Originally posted by Lainie:
It annoys me when people get cutesie with their children's names:...combining the parents' names (Jamie + Lynn = Jamielynn).

Lainie has now infected me with an appropriate earworm from a Sammy Kershaw song:

"There ain't nothing so precious as a firstborn child;
what to call the little angel they'd wanted for a while?
Your dear mama Violet, your proud daddy Dale,
I know when they named you, they surely meant well,
but Vidalia, Vidalia, girl, won't you tell me why,
Sweet Vidalia, you always gotta make me cry?"

Hee. I like that song. (Now, in karmic payback, somebody will post that too-clever country song lyrics annoy him/her.)

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robbiev - singin' off key
Happy Xmas (Warranty Is Over)


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quote:
Originally posted by landmammal:
compliment and complement

What I hate even more than someone using these two incorrectly is someone "correcting" me when seeing "complement" in a sentence I've written.

I usually respond with a snarky remark like, "Dude, I learned the proper use of 'complement' in like, 4th grade. Check your dictionary."

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skeptic
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Here's one for the UK snopies. (I'm in Ireland but we get UK television also)
I hate, absolutly hate, any British ads for car insurance. I can not think of any exception to this rule, and have felt this way for a long time. They are the most irritating, contrived, idiotic things you could imagine, but ironically they all basically copy each other. It's always "boo hoo, I can't get cheap insurance", then "why not try (fill in blank). The other annoying thing about all insurance ads is that they imply that saving money is the same as having extra money. It's a stupid arguement.
Is America as bad?

Running a close second is ads for consolidating debts, or for ambulance chasing lawyers.

Thanks for listening, I'm feeling much better now. Time to take my medicine.

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robbiev - singin' off key
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quote:
Originally posted by skeptic:
They are the most irritating, contrived, idiotic things you could imagine, but ironically they all basically copy each other. It's always "boo hoo, I can't get cheap insurance", then "why not try (fill in blank). The other annoying thing about all insurance ads is that they imply that saving money is the same as having extra money. It's a stupid arguement.
Is America as bad?

I haven't seen an quite like that in my area, but there are quite a few (and some billboards too) that advertise "minimim coverage for less."


quote:

Running a close second is ads for consolidating debts, or for ambulance chasing lawyers.

I don't see too many commercials for that, but there are a lot of billboards advertising a local guy.

There is one commercial for some lawyer, and at the end of the commercial, he and his partner say, "...and you know we couldn't say it on TV if it wasn't true."

Uhhh... yeah. I'll try to remember that.

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Personalised ringtones. Involving children.
Do the cute kiddie answering machine messages bother you too? 'Cause they sure as hell bother me.

I just want to leave a message, not hear how cute your 2 year old says "Weave a Message and mommy or daddy will call you back. Hee-hee-hee."

ETA a word that escaped.

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Roadie
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quote:
Originally posted by smackmac:
[Do the cute kiddie answering machine messages bother you too? 'Cause they sure as hell bother me.

I just want to leave a message, not hear how cute your 2 year old says "Weave a Message and mommy or daddy will call you back. Hee-hee-hee."


Gawd, yes!

I had a small child call me last week and ask me if my daughter was going to come to this tot's sister's birthday party. When I asked who her sister was, I got a long "uummmmm....daddy!..."
I finally told this child to have an adult call me. Never heard back. Why would you let a toddler make calls inviting people to parties? If she didn't know her sister's name, how was she going to give me time, date, and location? Crimeny!!

Okay. I'm done now.

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have yourself a Merry Little Galaxy
The First USA Noel


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quote:
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quote:
Personalised ringtones. Involving children.
Do the cute kiddie answering machine messages bother you too? 'Cause they sure as hell bother me.
I haven't personally heard one myself, but yup, it probably would. Then again, I'm just a monster that doesn't like little kids' lispy voices very much, anyway...

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Delia Darrow
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Okay, I must add one more. People who think 'alot' is a word. It's 'a lot', two separate words. Even better, they could use 'many', or 'often'.

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