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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:11 pm

There is a Steelers shirt in the strip that goes "If you ain't a Steelers fan, then you ain't "charcoal". I cringe when I see it, because it basically reads that Steelers fans are "charcoal".
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby ExPatriatePen on Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:17 pm

Shyster wrote:Here’s a timely one: I am peeved by the completely incorrect way many people use yam interchangeably with sweet potato. They are not the same thing. They aren’t even members of the same botanical family. Yams have tough, rough skins and are generally cylindrical in shape. They can grow several feet long and weigh many pounds. Yams are native to Africa and Asia. Sweet potatoes have thin, smooth skins and are usually short with tapered ends. They are native to the Americas. If you’re in the United States and not in a specialty market, you’re probably looking at sweet potatoes, not yams, no matter what the store calls them.


I don't know about you.. but I 'Yam what I Yam' :)
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby LeopardLetang on Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:26 pm

just saw a king of queens ep. where jerry stiller was harassing a grocer to find him larger yams. couldn't help thinking of this.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby LeopardLetang on Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:30 pm

Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:There is a Steelers shirt in the strip that goes "If you ain't a Steelers fan, then you ain't "charcoal". I cringe when I see it, because it basically reads that Steelers fans are "charcoal".


haha, that's funny.

also just read you made a king of queens comment in the tv shows thread. odd coincidence that i read it after my comment above
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby PghSkins on Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:29 am

At least once every couple of months, my wife sends me on an impossible mission to the store. Tonight it was to find a bag of candy corn, 3 weeks after Halloween.

Wal Mart? no.
CVS? no.
Walgreens? no.
Giant Eagle? no.

She had to find some other way to finish her cute little project. Not a single bag of candy corn left in Beaver County.

I swear she does this on purpose.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Troy Loney on Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:08 pm

Old people. On days like today when productive people who have jobs have the day off to run errands. Old people still go out and clutter places like giant eagle. Your in the way, you have no agenda, everything that your doing at the store today could have been done on the other days when there would be no crowds.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Sarcastic on Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:10 pm

Oh, man. Troy. lol
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Troy Loney on Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:14 pm

I have some social anxieties around crowds and lines....I always plan around crowds and traffic as much as I can, if I feel like I should be able to make a quick grocery store run on a wednesday morning....there was a definite disturbance to my plan today, it was the preponderance of old people wandering around the market district, there's definitely no shopping agenda, they just get coffee and sit in the cafe area.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby PghSkins on Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:27 pm

Troy Loney wrote:Old people. On days like today when productive people who have jobs have the day off to run errands. Old people still go out and clutter places like giant eagle. Your in the way, you have no agenda, everything that your doing at the store today could have been done on the other days when there would be no crowds.


Productive people who have jobs worked yesterday.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby JS© on Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:34 am

Troy Loney wrote:I have some social anxieties around crowds and lines....I always plan around crowds and traffic as much as I can, if I feel like I should be able to make a quick grocery store run on a wednesday morning....there was a definite disturbance to my plan today, it was the preponderance of old people wandering around the market district, there's definitely no shopping agenda, they just get coffee and sit in the cafe area.


Truth: he speaks it.

I went to the Giant Eagle down the road from my sister's place this morning, and wouldn't you know the cafe was FULL. Just seems like an odd decision to wander out to a grocery store for a cup or two of Joe, especially on Black Friday. I probably wouldn't have noticed if the group wasn't so damn noisy.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Troy Loney on Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:42 am

I'm fine with old people crowding up Panera breads, the gym and the grocery store on any other weekday...they should just have some awareness that when it's a holiday, they're in the way.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby thehockeyguru on Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:10 pm

I didnt care for the fact that several stations had nothing but Christmas music playing yesterday. Christmas seasons shouldn't begin before the thanksgiving bird is carved.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Tim Thomasen on Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:20 pm

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.


My political science teacher at Cal U commutes from Youngstown, OH to Cal every day and doesn't has a EZ Pass. She says she does this to protect union jobs on the Turnpike.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby ExPatriatePen on Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:17 pm

Troy Loney wrote:I'm fine with old people crowding up Panera breads, the gym and the grocery store on any other weekday...they should just have some awareness that when it's a holiday, they're in the way.

Ageism is a very particular type of descrimination. Eventually, if we're lucky, we all get old.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Troy Loney on Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:23 pm

I'm aware, it doesn't change the fact that I don't like old people's daily routine. I've seen a lot of baseless prejudices and generalizations spouted on this board, I atleast feel my claim is based on reality.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby canaan on Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:23 pm

i dont care what race, creed, age, or color somebody is, if you make my time doing a task less efficient, you will be discriminated and discriminated harshly.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Troy Loney on Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:29 pm

canaan wrote:i dont care what race, creed, age, or color somebody is, if you make my time doing a task less efficient, you will be discriminated and discriminated harshly.


I'm not sure if your echoing my sentiment or just wording it more concisely....either way, thank you.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby ExPatriatePen on Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:34 pm

Don't ever get a disability.

(and as you age and your body breaks down, we ALL get disabilities)

My feeling is that anyone who's made it that far in life deserves my respect and consideration.

Of the Ten best and most respected People I've ever met in my life, probably 8 were octogenarians.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Godric on Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:14 pm

ExPatriatePen wrote:
Of the Ten best and most respected People I've ever met in my life, probably 8 were octogenarians.


Hm. Same.

Never thought about it but I'm sure it has to do with the fact that they have a full body of work to look at :pop:
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Mango Salsa on Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:56 pm

I get annoyed when a cashier hands me my change with the receipt on the bottom, then the bills with coins on top then I hafta sort thru all that s**t.

Spoiler:
Its not the rational pet peeves thread
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:02 pm

You know how sometimes you click on a link and it takes you to another page. Then you want to back to the original site but when you hit the back button all it does is reload the page you're on. So you then have to go into the history to get back. I really hate that.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby ExPatriatePen on Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:34 am

Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:You know how sometimes you click on a link and it takes you to another page. Then you want to back to the original site but when you hit the back button all it does is reload the page you're on. So you then have to go into the history to get back. I really hate that.

Right click - Open in new Tab
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby MRandall25 on Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:49 am

ExPatriatePen wrote:
Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:You know how sometimes you click on a link and it takes you to another page. Then you want to back to the original site but when you hit the back button all it does is reload the page you're on. So you then have to go into the history to get back. I really hate that.

Right click - Open in new Tab


Or click the scroll wheel/middle key (on laptops)
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Pavel Bure on Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:53 am

Mango Salsa wrote:I get annoyed when a cashier hands me my change with the receipt on the bottom, then the bills with coins on top then I hafta sort thru all that s**t.

Spoiler:
Its not the rational pet peeves thread

Yeah, I mean put the coins on the bottom. Not on top of everything it can slide right off of when my hands are full. Coins on bottom that way I can grab bills, fold them, palm the coins and adjust however I want. Coins on top is an amateur move.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:05 am

MRandall25 wrote:
ExPatriatePen wrote:
Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:You know how sometimes you click on a link and it takes you to another page. Then you want to back to the original site but when you hit the back button all it does is reload the page you're on. So you then have to go into the history to get back. I really hate that.

Right click - Open in new Tab


Or click the scroll wheel/middle key (on laptops)

Either way takes more work than it should
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