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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby FreeCandy44 on Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:47 pm

Was that the Best Buy in Monroeville? I'd say 2 days go these kids were at my office selling stuff for $2.00.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby the wicked child on Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:56 pm

FreeCandy44 wrote:Was that the Best Buy in Monroeville? I'd say 2 days go these kids were at my office selling stuff for $2.00.

No, it was the one on McKnight Rd
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby shmenguin on Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:00 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:Is it bad that I do the same thing when I am driving close to the city and I see people asking for donations for their basketball team? I feel like kind of a dirtbag, but I am so crazy cynical about things.

The only time I really ever give money is to the THON kids, and that's about it.


I just don't really understand the concept of it in areas where the kids don't need financial help. What are we really doing? Paying for their uniforms so their dads can buy new golf clubs?
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby LeopardLetang on Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:15 pm

i assume the concept is that the parents think the kids should have to do something to raise the money instead of them just handing it over to the kids. but it's funny because all the kids learn is that sometimes when their parents won't hand them money they'll have to stop traffic to ask strangers to.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby JS© on Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:58 pm

the wicked child wrote:Speaking of donations, I liked when I was coming out of Best Buy and there was a little black kid selling candy bars. Only he was clearly selling them for a raised price and an odd one that required you to have ones because he conveniently didn't have change.... Or you could just give him the extra buck. No thanks...


There's a similar instance happening at the strip on Sundays. Same dude hits me up every time too, and each time I tell him "sorry man, only have plastic on me", which 90% of the time is usually true.

He's about 6 foot tall, skinny, always by himself, and always hanging out near 21st St (beer hive, luke's alaskan grille) +/- one block.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby newarenanow on Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:35 am

Boss is chewing his come louder than ever!
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby MRandall25 on Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:37 am

newarenanow wrote:Boss is chewing his come louder than ever!


Wat
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby GSdrums87 on Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:37 am

Wut
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby viva la ben on Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:38 am

Family board!
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby FreeCandy44 on Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:40 am

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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Troy Loney on Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:43 am

I used to think throat clearers were obnoxious, but there's this guy at work that essentially does throat clearing in his nasal passage. Can hear the snot starting to accumulate in the back of the throat....so gross.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby GSdrums87 on Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:47 am

My roommate does something similar. Like when you hock a loogie, you go *snort in* and the the *haaaack* noise. He only does the *haaack* noise but it lasts for like 4 seconds. Ugh.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby newarenanow on Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:47 am

Woops, gum.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby newarenanow on Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:48 am

Troy Loney wrote:I used to think throat clearers were obnoxious, but there's this guy at work that essentially does throat clearing in his nasal passage. Can hear the snot starting to accumulate in the back of the throat....so gross.


Ha. I had a guy like that sitting on the other side of me for like 2 years. Spit in the garbage can too.

He left like a year ago.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:53 am

I had a guy that did the throat clearing type think you are referring to. It annoyed a lot of people but for some reason didn't bother me.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Troy Loney on Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:54 am

You blow the snot out of your nose, you don't pull it back into your throat.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby canaan on Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:21 am

im a "walk outside and snot rocket" kinda dude.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby the wicked child on Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:24 pm

newarenanow wrote:Woops, gum.

That is one hell of a typo....
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby columbia on Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:25 pm

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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby ExPatriatePen on Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:01 pm

columbia wrote:newspellchecknow

"Hot linking" is still the best 'out take'
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby shmenguin on Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:38 am

When you're on a conference call with a ton of people and someone throws out the old, "how is everybody doing?"

It's never met with any sort of enthusiasm.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby ajh2298 on Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:04 pm

When you are making a turn at a four way stop sign and you clearly get there a second or two before the another person who is going straight and he gives you a wave telling you its ok to go.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:06 pm

shmenguin wrote:When you're on a conference call with a ton of people and someone throws out the old, "how is everybody doing?"

It's never met with any sort of enthusiasm.


alternatively, when I am running a conference call and EVERY question I ask is met with awkward silence.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby shmenguin on Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:27 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:
shmenguin wrote:When you're on a conference call with a ton of people and someone throws out the old, "how is everybody doing?"

It's never met with any sort of enthusiasm.


alternatively, when I am running a conference call and EVERY question I ask is met with awkward silence.


I've had some adventures with some Asian clients on calls lately. They've said one of my examples was "irrelevant" instead of "arbitrary". And instead of calling something an "understatement", they called it a "euphemism."

...unless it really was a euphemism, in which case I'm intrigued.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:47 pm

Not irrational I guess but no bathrooms on SEPTA trains. Shouldn't have had that last beer.
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