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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby MRandall25 on Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:37 pm

People still don't understand yield signs.

Yes, you're supposed to slow down and yield to people you're merging with.

No, it's not a stop sign. Especially when nobody is there.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby ExPatriatePen on Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:44 pm

MRandall25 wrote:People still don't understand yield signs.

Yes, you're supposed to slow down and yield to people you're merging with.

No, it's not a stop sign. Especially when nobody is there.


I used to get so aggravated when I lived in Wash Pa in the 80's. You'd think a population that lives at the intersection of two major interstate highways would know that "merge lanes" weren't "stop lanes".
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby newarenanow on Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:05 pm

I've had this happen to me 3 times in the last 2 days.

You are driving down the road. You reach an intersection and the car in front of you stops at the stop sign (which they should). But then they stay stopped, and stopped, and stopped, and stopped. One time, it was someone plugging stuff into their GPS. One was a person texting. One was a woman yelling at her kids in the back seat. And it wasn't just for like 10 seconds. I bet you it was getting up to a minute. I'd beap the horn. The woman yelling at her kids stopped and continued driving.

It took two beaps to get the texter moving. But the GPS lady just kept sitting there. I eventually went around her (which if there was an accident, it would be my fault).

Point being, the road is not yours to just sit and stop and do something else whenever you feel like it. If you have something, pull off the side of the road.

And all 3 of these were ladies.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby ExPatriatePen on Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:17 pm

newarenanow wrote:
And all 3 of these were women.


FIFY (Ladies would show more consideration)
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby newarenanow on Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:26 pm

ExPatriatePen wrote:
newarenanow wrote:
And all 3 of these were women.


FIFY (Ladies would show more consideration)


:lol:
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby DudeMan2766 on Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:47 pm

newarenanow wrote:I've had this happen to me 3 times in the last 2 days.

You are driving down the road. You reach an intersection and the car in front of you stops at the stop sign (which they should). But then they stay stopped, and stopped, and stopped, and stopped. One time, it was someone plugging stuff into their GPS. One was a person texting. One was a woman yelling at her kids in the back seat. And it wasn't just for like 10 seconds. I bet you it was getting up to a minute. I'd beap the horn. The woman yelling at her kids stopped and continued driving.

It took two beaps to get the texter moving. But the GPS lady just kept sitting there. I eventually went around her (which if there was an accident, it would be my fault).

Point being, the road is not yours to just sit and stop and do something else whenever you feel like it. If you have something, pull off the side of the road.

And all 3 of these were ladies.




Where I live is the "Stop in the middle of the street to talk to people on their porch or walking without an regard for the traffic behind you" Capital of the world. No one even makes an attempt to pull over, its your job to try to squeeze past them if you don't want to wait the 2-3 minutes for them to finish their conversation.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Shyster on Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:46 pm

When the cooked hamburger patty is significantly smaller in diameter than the hamburger bun.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby MRandall25 on Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:20 pm

Shyster wrote:When the cooked hamburger patty is significantly smaller in diameter than the hamburger bun.


This is pretty much every home-grilled hamburger I've ever had.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby slappybrown on Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:16 am

MRandall25 wrote:
Shyster wrote:When the cooked hamburger patty is significantly smaller in diameter than the hamburger bun.


This is pretty much every home-grilled hamburger I've ever had.

When you put your burgers on the grill, take your thumb and press into the middle of the burger and make an indentation to the point where your thumb almost comes into contact with the grill grates (carefully, of course, I don't want MRandall to burn himself). Your burgers will retain their original patty size.

As a general rule, people don't make their patties thin enough when they grill at home, because the idea of a thick, juicy burger misleads them into making hockey pucks.

what a bargain
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:18 am

The first couple times I made the mistake of making burgers too fat....what results is a charred outside and a gross, under-cooked mushy inside.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:18 pm

an irrational pet peeve of this gentleman is when a certain unnamed poster has "what a bargain" in all of his recent posts
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby GSdrums87 on Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:21 pm

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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby PghSkins on Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:32 pm

MRandall25 wrote:People still don't understand yield signs.

Yes, you're supposed to slow down and yield to people you're merging with blow right through them.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Shyster on Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:49 pm

slappybrown wrote:When you put your burgers on the grill, take your thumb and press into the middle of the burger and make an indentation to the point where your thumb almost comes into contact with the grill grates (carefully, of course, I don't want MRandall to burn himself). Your burgers will retain their original patty size.

I do that, but this batch of patties still ended up a little too small. I think it also depends on the fattiness of the meat, as higher-fat ground beef will shrink more due to more of it rendering off. I wonder if there is a mathematical formula for patty shrinkage? Hmmm.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:18 pm

Trucks and buses
Left lane only

RAGE!
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Froggy on Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:27 pm

with burgers, i usually make a ball a couple inches in diameter and put it in some plastic wrap, and press it out as flat as i can. like 1/4" flat or so. they can go right in the freezer like that, and since they're so thin, they can cook from frozen evenly. if you want a thicker burger, just cook two of them and stack them. seems to work pretty well.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:41 pm

Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:Trucks and buses
Left lane only

RAGE!


I am going to go on a limb and guess you are talking about 276 or 476 (or the Turnpike west)
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby JS© on Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:18 pm

GSdrums87 wrote:Image


https://twitter.com/for_a_dollar

mention anything Robocop-related and Bixby Snyder will "respond". I think I read somewhere that it's a bot, but the end result is still the same.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:01 pm

This is really annoying, and I am pretty sure we have all of the Doctor Who hipsters to blame. The 8 million variations people have done of the KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON meme. Like this one that doesn't even make sense:

Spoiler:
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Shyster on Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:54 pm

I am peeved that tsn.ca hasn't yet updated its "Teams" page to include the new division structure.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:21 am

I have my LGP PM notifications go to my work email. It peeves me that when I get a notification, I cannot see the name of the sender in the little pop-up notification in the bottom right-hand corner of my work laptop. It says "You have received a private message from", but it cuts off the name of the sender. I have to either check my PMs or actually open the email to find out who it is.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Rylan on Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:26 am

Time to spam shad's LGP PM inbox....
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:45 am

Rylan wrote:Time to spam shad's LGP PM inbox....


I usually regret it during Warz :lol:
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby PensFanInDC on Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:09 am

Passive aggressive and 2 faced jagoffs
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Juice on Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:10 am

MRandall25 wrote:People still don't understand yield signs.

Yes, you're supposed to slow down and yield to people you're merging with.

No, it's not a stop sign. Especially when nobody is there.

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