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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby GSdrums87 on Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:15 am

Turn signals AFTER pulling into the turning lane. Yeah, I see you're turning now, didn't help when you jammed on the brake and got over.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby cheesesteakwithegg on Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:42 am

When you call someone at work and the conversation goes like this...

Me: Hi, this is cheesesteak from accounting, how are you?

Them: OK

Silent pause for a few seconds

Me: So, can help me with ....


That silent pause that you sometimes get if you ask someone how they are and they dont ask in return just drives me bonkers.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby ExPatriatePen on Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:02 am

cheesesteakwithegg wrote:When you call someone at work and the conversation goes like this...

Me: Hi, this is cheesesteak from accounting, how are you?

Them: OK

Silent pause for a few seconds

Me: So, can help me with ....


That silent pause that you sometimes get if you ask someone how they are and they dont ask in return just drives me bonkers.

I had a friend who used to get upset when I didn't ask how she was in return. So I used to return the question... And then before she could answer I'd jump right into a conversation, cutting her off at the "I'm..." " so I was thinking about the XYZ corp account and I think...".

She didn't think it was very funny.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby count2infinity on Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:07 am

GSdrums87 wrote:Turn signals AFTER pulling into the turning lane. Yeah, I see you're turning now, didn't help when you jammed on the brake and got over.


I think improper use of turn signals in general is very aggravating. they're not that hard to understand, plus the fact that if you've been driving for more than a year or so and those things aren't second nature already, you've got a problem with driving.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby GSdrums87 on Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:08 am

Yep. That and yield signs. I MAKE people yield when they think it's a merging lane. Ahhh, no, I win.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby shmenguin on Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:11 am

short yield lanes + steady traffic = basically a stop sign
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby count2infinity on Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:11 am

GSdrums87 wrote:Yep. That and yield signs. I MAKE people yield when they think it's a merging lane. Ahhh, no, I win.


So if you have the chance to get over and allow them to merge, you don't and make them brake? congrats, you've just brought out one of my other pet peeves!
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Juice on Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:12 am

PensFanInDC wrote:Passive aggressive and 2 faced jagoffs

isn't saying this without directing it at the person you're saying it about passive aggressive and 2 faced?
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby GSdrums87 on Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:14 am

I have a road near my house where the far right is a yield merge, where if you stay on it goes back down to the highway, the middle continues straight, and 100 yards up, the left lane turns into left turn only. So I keep my speed and people try to fly around me on the right, while I'm going straight and others are trying to get over to get on the highway. Plus there's not enough time to get in the left to let them in and get back over. So yeah, they brake.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby MRandall25 on Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:17 am

count2infinity wrote:
GSdrums87 wrote:Yep. That and yield signs. I MAKE people yield when they think it's a merging lane. Ahhh, no, I win.


So if you have the chance to get over and allow them to merge, you don't and make them brake? congrats, you've just brought out one of my other pet peeves!


This happened to me today. I sped up on the ramp to merge and the jagoff sped up to match me. I had to cut the person behind him off in order to not hit anyone.

And on the turn signal thing, try driving in Ohio. It's apparently optional there.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby count2infinity on Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:18 am

GSdrums87 wrote:I have a road near my house where the far right is a yield merge, where if you stay on it goes back down to the highway, the middle continues straight, and 100 yards up, the left lane turns into left turn only. So I keep my speed and people try to fly around me on the right, while I'm going straight and others are trying to get over to get on the highway. Plus there's not enough time to get in the left to let them in and get back over. So yeah, they brake.


ah, then in that situation, i'm not so angry. if it's just an on ramp on a highway and you don't move over I get very upset.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby GSdrums87 on Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:19 am

Nah, I'm not a dick until instigated. But I also have 2 roundabouts near my house; the epitome of yield sign ignorance.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Rylan on Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:19 am

Juice wrote:
PensFanInDC wrote:Passive aggressive and 2 faced jagoffs

isn't saying this without directing it at the person you're saying it about passive aggressive and 2 faced?


:lol:
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby MRandall25 on Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:21 am

I think I mention Ohio drivers every time turn signals come up... that is how much they bother me.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby shmenguin on Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:31 am

GSdrums87 wrote:I have a road near my house where the far right is a yield merge, where if you stay on it goes back down to the highway, the middle continues straight, and 100 yards up, the left lane turns into left turn only. So I keep my speed and people try to fly around me on the right, while I'm going straight and others are trying to get over to get on the highway. Plus there's not enough time to get in the left to let them in and get back over. So yeah, they brake.


exactly. merging and yield signs n'at aren't black and white. in certain situations, you can't just roll through a yield point and reasonably expect someone to alter their path to let you in.

the situation you're describing here is what i go through every day on my way home from work - except i'm the guy in the yield lane. i don't expect people to go out of their way to let me in. if i have to stop and wait, i stop and wait. and the only person i get mad at is the idiot behind me who is getting ornery. and also, my yield lane is about 100 feet, not 100 yards. so it's extremely tight.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby PensFanInDC on Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:35 am

Juice wrote:
PensFanInDC wrote:Passive aggressive and 2 faced jagoffs

isn't saying this without directing it at the person you're saying it about passive aggressive and 2 faced?


Passive aggressive, yes. 2 faced, no.

These are irrational are they not?
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby JS© on Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:05 pm

Mitch Hedberg wrote:My friend said to me, "You know what I like? Mashed potatoes."

I was like, Dude, you have to give me time to guess. If you're going to quiz me you have to insert a pause


This is also a pet peeve of mine. Another one where people don't give time to answer is "Guess what I did today?" or "Guess what I'm doing tonight?"
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby PghSkins on Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:04 pm

count2infinity wrote:
GSdrums87 wrote:Yep. That and yield signs. I MAKE people yield when they think it's a merging lane. Ahhh, no, I win.


So if you have the chance to get over and allow them to merge, you don't and make them brake? congrats, you've just brought out one of my other pet peeves!


Hey you are the one with the yield sign. His lane doesn't have a "don't be a dink" sign.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby MRandall25 on Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:51 pm

PghSkins wrote:
count2infinity wrote:
GSdrums87 wrote:Yep. That and yield signs. I MAKE people yield when they think it's a merging lane. Ahhh, no, I win.


So if you have the chance to get over and allow them to merge, you don't and make them brake? congrats, you've just brought out one of my other pet peeves!


Hey you are the one with the yield sign. His lane doesn't have a "don't be a dink" sign.


I'd argue it's just as dangerous to attempt to merge into traffic going 5-10 MPH slower than said traffic as it is dangerous to completely ignore the yield sign.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby MRandall25 on Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:16 am

Another yield sign horror story:

I take 51 to 68 to get to the hospital I work at in Beaver. There's a point where you leave 51 and merge to 68 where the mergers on the left (from 51) have the right of way. Apparently the guy in front of me didn't know that, because he literally stopped dead in the left lane. I almost rear-ended him, and the guy behind me almost hit me. Then he continued going straight after he switched to the right lane, which he could've accomplished in the left lane because he had plenty of room to continue at speed and change lanes further down the road.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby PensFanInDC on Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:19 am

People who ignore turn signals.

People who don't use turn signals.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby MRandall25 on Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:23 pm

Unrelated to driving, I hate using the same fork for multiple things.

For instance, I had pasta with marinara sauce and a salad for lunch. I used 2 different forks because I don't want my salad with marinara or my pasta with ranch.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby canaan on Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:30 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:People who ignore turn signals.

People who don't use turn signals.

the people that stop and then put on their turn signals should be thrown into internment camps
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby JS© on Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:26 pm

the impatient people who usually follow me in the self-checkout line. If I have ten items and I have only put six of the items in the bag, I would recommend not rifling your tub of cream cheese, the four containers of greek yogurt and six 2 litres of Coke Zero down the belt until I am finished.

Next time I will bag them and walk out.





(ok, I probably wouldn't do that, but I would love to see their reaction if I did)
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:28 pm

Self checkout lanes have a belt?
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