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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby JS© on Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:46 am

Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:
Froggy wrote:Using ezpass in a cash lane. There are open ezpass lanes... Quit gumming up the works for thecash folk

I'll do this if no one is in the cash lane, the EZPass lanes are all to the left and my exit is on the right soon after going through the toll both. Also, I don't understand why everyone doesn't have EZ Pass by now.

because I use a toll road maybe twice a year
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby JS© on Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:51 am

I think this one is very irrational but it still bothers me: when a commercial for the same company airs back to back. Noticed this yesterday when Geico showed the slinky on an escalator commercial only to follow it up with the Gallagher at a fruit market variation. I noticed Everest does the same thing, where the angry dude in the dark alley is talking about spending all day on the couch and being on the phone all day and 15 seconds later he's in another commercial talking about "the same old same old" in a completely different scene.

If I'm not sold on your product after the first commercial, why would I be sold after a second variation?
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Idoit40fans on Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:54 am

JS© wrote:
Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:
Froggy wrote:Using ezpass in a cash lane. There are open ezpass lanes... Quit gumming up the works for thecash folk

I'll do this if no one is in the cash lane, the EZPass lanes are all to the left and my exit is on the right soon after going through the toll both. Also, I don't understand why everyone doesn't have EZ Pass by now.

because I use a toll road maybe twice a year

So you would get regular use out of it. Unless there is no way you are using a toll road, everyone that drives should have one.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby newarenanow on Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:56 am

Froggy wrote:Using ezpass in a cash lane. There are open ezpass lanes... Quit gumming up the works for thecash folk


YOu have your own dedicated "Cash Only" lines if you want to use those. :pop:
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Froggy on Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:06 pm

newarenanow wrote:
Froggy wrote:Using ezpass in a cash lane. There are open ezpass lanes... Quit gumming up the works for thecash folk


YOu have your own dedicated "Cash Only" lines if you want to use those. :pop:


that is pretty much the exact opposite of my point.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby LeopardLetang on Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:14 pm

so it was a good argument?
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby JS© on Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:49 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:
JS© wrote:
Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:
Froggy wrote:Using ezpass in a cash lane. There are open ezpass lanes... Quit gumming up the works for thecash folk

I'll do this if no one is in the cash lane, the EZPass lanes are all to the left and my exit is on the right soon after going through the toll both. Also, I don't understand why everyone doesn't have EZ Pass by now.

because I use a toll road maybe twice a year

So you would get regular use out of it. Unless there is no way you are using a toll road, everyone that drives should have one.


LOL, not exactly. Going off of the long trips I drove this year, I had one trip to Ohio for Warrior Dash. Now that I think of it, I think the return trip was the only part that required toll roads since I took a different route to Ohio since I was driving from Washington. Even my trips where I drive home every month or so, it's 376 to 22 with no tolls.

If I'm thinking regular use, I'm thinking monthly or at least every other month.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Shyster on Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:58 pm

Why the **** can’t Facebook be set to remember that I want my feed to be sorted by Most Recent, not Most Popular?
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:06 pm

Shyster wrote:Why the **** can’t Facebook be set to remember that I want my feed to be sorted by Most Recent, not Most Popular?

This drives me nuts as well.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby shmenguin on Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:00 pm

Shyster wrote:Why the **** can’t Facebook be set to remember that I want my feed to be sorted by Most Recent, not Most Popular?


people having like 500 friends ruins facebook. i feel like it used to be that they just showed you everything from everybody - and chronologically. but then people had too much junk to wade through because they're friends with everyone they ever met, so FB built in their artificial intelligence to choose what's important to you. that was the point where i started hating facebook.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby PghSkins on Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:01 pm

These people who get involved in selling crap Amway style. Woman next door is involved in at least 3 separate MLM [s]scams[\s] companies and sees it as a job. She gets annoyed when we don't buy anything. I might buy stuff i don't need that my neighbors' kids are selling as fundraisers to help out organizations they are involved with, but I'm not going to buy stuff I don't need that my neighbor is selling just because I'm her neighbor.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby JS© on Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:31 am

when the word PENGUINS is spelled PENQUINS. There is no Q!
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby DudeMan2766 on Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:26 pm

I got a new car a couple months ago. It has a digital bar gas gauge and also a screen showing how many miles until empty. Well every time the screen hits 70 miles until empty, there are still 2 or 3 bars on the gauge, yet the little gas pump light comes on. Drives me insane because Im not even close to needing gas yet I have to drive around staring at that thing the whole time. And even tho I have plenty of gas, I know it, it still makes me nervous in the back of my mind that im going to run out at any second.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby meow on Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:37 pm

DudeMan2766 wrote:I got a new car a couple months ago. It has a digital bar gas gauge and also a screen showing how many miles until empty. Well every time the screen hits 70 miles until empty, there are still 2 or 3 bars on the gauge, yet the little gas pump light comes on. Drives me insane because Im not even close to needing gas yet I have to drive around staring at that thing the whole time. And even tho I have plenty of gas, I know it, it still makes me nervous in the back of my mind that im going to run out at any second.

Every time my low fuel lights bleeps on, I think of that Seinfeld episode.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby JS© on Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:38 pm

The miles til empty thing in general is something I don't like. It's never right.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Eismann on Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:40 pm

Hot pepper rings in salad bars. You have to pick at them individually or else you'll wind up with a bunch of inedible end-pieces.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby DudeMan2766 on Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:42 pm

JS© wrote:The miles til empty thing in general is something I don't like. It's never right.


Yeah I dont take it as gospel, but when its 70 til empty and a have a few bars on the gauge, Im sure I'm good for a while.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby MRandall25 on Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:47 pm

JS© wrote:The miles til empty thing in general is something I don't like. It's never right.


The guys on Top Gear ran a diesel Audi about 20 miles past the point where the miles til empty gauge said 0.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby JS© on Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:48 pm

I'm not taking that chance.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby canaan on Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:49 pm

Eismann wrote:Hot pepper rings in salad bars. You have to pick at them individually or else you'll wind up with a bunch of inedible end-pieces.

perhaps, you could invent some sort of hot pepper ring sieve that would cast out the abomination end pieces to leave just the bounty of acceptable and delicious rings?
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby JS© on Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:50 pm

DudeMan2766 wrote:
JS© wrote:The miles til empty thing in general is something I don't like. It's never right.


Yeah I dont take it as gospel, but when its 70 til empty and a have a few bars on the gauge, Im sure I'm good for a while.


I think mine kicks in at 50 miles, but from the time it's down to 10 miles I might have put on 20-25 miles. That's what I mean about it being off.

That's not including when I fill up and it's listed as 400 mi but I'm only seeing 350-360 mi per tank. I'm sure that has more to do with my heavy foot than anything :)
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Troy Loney on Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:01 pm

canaan wrote:
Eismann wrote:Hot pepper rings in salad bars. You have to pick at them individually or else you'll wind up with a bunch of inedible end-pieces.

perhaps, you could invent some sort of hot pepper ring sieve that would cast out the abomination end pieces to leave just the bounty of acceptable and delicious rings?


We should start jarring hot peppers without the ends. Unbelieavable that this is an acceptable practice for companies to include the stem pieces.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby columbia on Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:02 pm

The stems and seeds complaint seems universal.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby PensFanInDC on Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:00 pm

columbia wrote:The stems and seeds complaint seems universal.


:lol: :fist:
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby DudeMan2766 on Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:00 pm

This is ridiculous. I work for a title company and we pretty much do the entire home loan process for a ton of lenders and banks throughout the country. I mainly deal in the appraisal portion and deal directly with the contacts for these lenders. Well yesterday I'm getting hit with a lot of orders for disaster inspections or reinspections for homes that they are in the process of lending on - homes in states like NY and VA/DC. Okay fine, but it shouldnt take too much sense to realize many of these places are without power and not the easiest to get around right now.

Today my email is getting beat up with these same people who ordered these inspections complaining because its pushing back closing dates and causing a delay in the process. Ummm... A: YOU ORDERED THE DAMN THING and B: MAYBE YOU SHOULD EMAIL YOUR COMPLAINTS TO THE FREAKIN HURRICANE.

Not irrational, but I didnt want to go in JTOR and follow up the awesome Watermelon/Pumpkin Krang pic with work stuff.
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