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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Willie Kool on Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:30 pm

Shyster wrote:I would like to buy another watch, specifically a silvertone watch with a metal band, white dial, full numeral markers, and at least a date window if not also a day window. I'm on the record that for arbitrary personal reasons I only buy Timex watches, but Timex at the moment doesn't make anything that fits those requirements. I'm looking covetously at some other brands, but I don't want to buy a non-Timex.


Why don't you just look for a vintage Timex?
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby ExPatriatePen on Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:49 pm

Crankshaft wrote:When a company hires another layer of management (from outside the company) and that new layer of management doesn't add anything but another layer of bureaucratic **** to your already strenuous workload. Then they take credit when there are improvements to the department, despite not even doing the very few things that were asked of said person to begin with.

Oh Cranky, I'm so with you. I'm going through the same thing myself. Frustrating isn't it?
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Sarcastic on Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:57 pm

cold weather. and hot weather.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:17 pm

PghSkins wrote:People who can't be troubled to say 'thanks' when you hold the door for them. It's not much trouble. Really.

When you pause to hold the door for someone and they trundle through the door themselves instead of taking the handoff. I'm not your frickin' door man, I was doing you a courtesy.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Willie Kool on Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:18 pm

Sarcastic wrote:hot weather.


It's not the heat, it's the humidity.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby PghSkins on Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:19 am

LOUD TALKERS

Guy in an office around the corner from me... EVERYBODY HEARS EVERYTHING YOU SAY. FRANKLY SOME OF IT IS PROBABLY CONFIDENTIAL SO TALK MORE QUIETLY.

OH AND YOUR LOUD FREAKIN LAUGH IS ANNOYING.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:52 am

Has anyone ever got the telemarketer recorded message where you pick up the phone and the guy's voice goes: "Hello? Hello? HELLO?!", and then as soon as you say something, it launches into his stupid recorded advertisement. So annoying.

Another pet peeve, the cowlick on the back top of my head. Unless my hair is super short (buzz cut) or super long (ragamuffin), I have a 1 inch long patch of hair that stands straight up, and I can't control it without using a pound of hair gel.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby shmenguin on Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:38 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:Has anyone ever got the telemarketer recorded message where you pick up the phone and the guy's voice goes: "Hello? Hello? HELLO?!", and then as soon as you say something, it launches into his stupid recorded advertisement. So annoying.


unless we're leaving the kid at home with a babysitter, we never have our land line plugged in. my life is telemarketer free.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:47 pm

shmenguin wrote:
shafnutz05 wrote:Has anyone ever got the telemarketer recorded message where you pick up the phone and the guy's voice goes: "Hello? Hello? HELLO?!", and then as soon as you say something, it launches into his stupid recorded advertisement. So annoying.


unless we're leaving the kid at home with a babysitter, we never have our land line plugged in. my life is telemarketer free.


Yeah, this is generally my thing now...I only plug it in whenever I need to make outgoing calls for work. Sometimes I forget though :D
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby MRandall25 on Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:58 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:Has anyone ever got the telemarketer recorded message where you pick up the phone and the guy's voice goes: "Hello? Hello? HELLO?!", and then as soon as you say something, it launches into his stupid recorded advertisement. So annoying.

Another pet peeve, the cowlick on the back top of my head. Unless my hair is super short (buzz cut) or super long (ragamuffin), I have a 1 inch long patch of hair that stands straight up, and I can't control it without using a pound of hair gel.


I know the 2nd peeve all too well.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby shmenguin on Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:11 pm

i'm getting a lot more "happy new years" than i care for this week. by "a lot more" i mean at least 1.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby dodint on Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:16 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:Has anyone ever got the telemarketer recorded message where you pick up the phone and the guy's voice goes: "Hello? Hello? HELLO?!", and then as soon as you say something, it launches into his stupid recorded advertisement. So annoying.


I got a good one about once a week every week back in 2008. It was a damn boat horn, followed by a speech. It was for some cruise line or something. It was at work and we didn't have caller id.

*pickup phone*
BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP
This is your Captain speaking!
*slam phone down*
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Sarcastic on Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:24 pm

PghSkins wrote:LOUD TALKERS

Guy in an office around the corner from me... EVERYBODY HEARS EVERYTHING YOU SAY. FRANKLY SOME OF IT IS PROBABLY CONFIDENTIAL SO TALK MORE QUIETLY.

OH AND YOUR LOUD FREAKIN LAUGH IS ANNOYING.


There is this McDonalds I've been going to lately and I swear 3 times out of 4 that I go there, same four old men (sometimes with wives, sometimes not) sit in the same spot and talk so loudly the entire room can hear them. I have learned from one of the guys that his daughter is a school teacher and earns $70,000 and that she has 5 children. And that Kathy Lee Gifford's husband is cheating on her again. I always choose to sit on the opposite end of the room.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby ExPatriatePen on Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:01 pm

Sarcastic wrote:
PghSkins wrote:LOUD TALKERS

Guy in an office around the corner from me... EVERYBODY HEARS EVERYTHING YOU SAY. FRANKLY SOME OF IT IS PROBABLY CONFIDENTIAL SO TALK MORE QUIETLY.

OH AND YOUR LOUD FREAKIN LAUGH IS ANNOYING.


There is this McDonalds I've been going to lately and I swear 3 times out of 4 that I go there, same four old men (sometimes with wives, sometimes not) sit in the same spot and talk so loudly the entire room can hear them. I have learned from one of the guys that his daughter is a school teacher and earns $70,000 and that she has 5 children. And that Kathy Lee Gifford's husband is cheating on her again. I always choose to sit on the opposite end of the room.

How is old Frank these days? :)

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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:03 pm

dodint wrote:
shafnutz05 wrote:Has anyone ever got the telemarketer recorded message where you pick up the phone and the guy's voice goes: "Hello? Hello? HELLO?!", and then as soon as you say something, it launches into his stupid recorded advertisement. So annoying.


I got a good one about once a week every week back in 2008. It was a damn boat horn, followed by a speech. It was for some cruise line or something. It was at work and we didn't have caller id.

*pickup phone*
BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP
This is your Captain speaking!
*slam phone down*


haha oh yeah, I got this on my cell phone multiple times
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:21 am

When someone posts a review for a piece of clothing (specifically pants) and they say something like, "Got an XL and it fits great!"

Really? Thanks? What size do you usually wear? What is your waist size? Body type? SOMETHING to help a potential buyer out a little bit.

I recently bought snow pants and found some REALLY helpful reviews but also noticed a bunch just like this.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:26 pm

When it comes to reviews, 3/4 of them are useless. Something like

"oh i just took it out of the box and i looks great cant wait try it out" then rates it 5 stars

you didnt even use it bro, you just got it in the mail. how do you even know it works?
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:27 pm

ITEM CAME A DAY LATER THAN I EXPECTED, 1 STAR
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Hockeynut! on Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:25 pm

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:When it comes to reviews, 3/4 of them are useless. Something like

"oh i just took it out of the box and i looks great cant wait try it out" then rates it 5 stars

you didnt even use it bro, you just got it in the mail. how do you even know it works?


My favorites are the product reviews on amazon where the buyer clearly bought it from a 3rd party seller and has no idea how that differs. "Took forever to get to me, so much for prime shipping! Zero stars!" :lol:
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby the wicked child on Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:26 pm

When I don't want to go out in the cold, but the garbage is starting to stink so I have no choice.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby FreeCandy44 on Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:41 pm

Stores that keep there temps at 85°+.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby shafnutz05 on Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:31 pm

My wife is watching the SAG awards. It's really annoying whenever I happen to glance at the TV for five seconds, and the little clip they give of the nominee spoils a major, major scene in a show I am currently watching (that recently just ended, so it's not like it's from 3 years ago).
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby dodint on Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:27 am

shafnutz05 wrote:My wife is watching the SAG awards. It's really annoying whenever I happen to glance at the TV for five seconds, and the little clip they give of the nominee spoils a major, major scene in a show I am currently watching (that recently just ended, so it's not like it's from 3 years ago).


Spoiler:
Rosebud.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Nuge on Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:05 pm

When Jim Nantz just says "first" instead of "first down" when announcing a football game.

Actually, just Jim Nantz announcing football games.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Eismann on Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:46 pm

Google removing the arrows on the vertical scroll bar in Chrome.
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