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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Shyster on Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:18 pm

Eismann wrote:Dress socks that fall down.

Buy some light-compression support socks, like people wear for varicose veins. I’m a fat guy with fat calves, and my over-the-calf dress socks would always fall down, usually because they only have a narrow band of elastic at the top that quickly stretches out. Support socks are elastic from top to bottom and are designed specifically to grip onto the leg and stay in place. You can buy ones that look just like dress socks in colors like black, blue, and brown. Even the light-compression ones grip firmly. I even asked my doctor if it’s okay to wear them when I don’t need them, and he said that not only would do no harm, it might even help my legs feel less tired if I spend a lot of time standing. Also, I’ve been wearing these for years now, and I’ve never had a pair wear out or get any holes. It’s like they’re made of Kevlar. The only problem I have with them is that I’d like some in olive green, but I can’t find any in that particular color.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby ExPatriatePen on Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:31 am

When you're on an airplane and everyone races for the aisle when the "fasten seatbelts" sign goes off..
Really? How much time are you saving by knocking that little old lady down?
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby BadHands71 on Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:48 am

ExPatriatePen wrote:When you're on an airplane and everyone races for the aisle when the "fasten seatbelts" sign goes off..
Really? How much time are you saving by knocking that little old lady down?


The only time I do this is when I have a tight connection. Otherwise, I'll stand up to stretch my legs, but I'm not going to race off the plane.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Godric on Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:48 am

ExPatriatePen wrote:When you're on an airplane and everyone races for the aisle when the "fasten seatbelts" sign goes off..
Really? How much time are you saving by knocking that little old lady down?


Especially at the end of the flight when people are wrecklessly removing **** from the overheads....

At the pittsburgh airport I don't even mind getting off the flight last, I always check my bag at the gate and tell them I am non-rev and I might not get a seat (They will then put my luggage on last), my bag always comes down in the first minute at the baggage carousel :thumb:
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby BadHands71 on Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:52 am

JS© wrote:I cooked a lb of shark in cajun rub last night and made sure I took all remnants with me (the bag, the packaging, etc) before I left this morning. Got back from work this evening, and now it's all I can smell.

I don't care if it's 40 degrees out. I have doors wide open trying to get rid of the smell.


a) shark is awesome

b) leaving some plain vinegar out on the counter helps, also try Oust.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby PghSkins on Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:06 pm

We will begin boarding the aircraft in approximately 20 minutes. Please stand up and commence blocking the lane so that everyone boarding before you has to wade through a sea of people in order to board.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:27 pm

ExPatriatePen wrote:When you're on an airplane and everyone races for the aisle when the "fasten seatbelts" sign goes off..
Really? How much time are you saving by knocking that little old lady down?


Excellent point. This is one of those things that does not annoy on a regular basis, but boy oh boy when kenny the kangaroo is on a plane, the lack of patience from grown adults is intolerable.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby shmenguin on Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:29 pm

i swivel my legs prominently out into the aisle as soon as that light goes off. if you want to jump ahead of all the rows in front of you, you're gonna have to work for it.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby PghSkins on Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:36 pm

The Smiths
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:19 pm

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:
ExPatriatePen wrote:When you're on an airplane and everyone races for the aisle when the "fasten seatbelts" sign goes off..
Really? How much time are you saving by knocking that little old lady down?


Excellent point. This is one of those things that does not annoy on a regular basis, but boy oh boy when kenny the kangaroo is on a plane, the lack of patience from grown adults is intolerable.


Echo this 100%. I love how everyone quickly stands up and just stays in that one spot, often hunched over. Meanwhile, I'm happily still in my seat, playing on my phone or still reading my book.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby LeopardLetang on Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:24 pm

it's similar to being 8th in line at a traffic light and then suddenly GREEN LIGHT HERE WE GO! and seconds later we're all slamming our brakes
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:30 pm

PghSkins wrote:The Smiths


there was a book recently published about the smiths. kenny the kangaroo knows nothing about them, but read the book review in the WSJ. it was not very flattering.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Tico Rick on Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:04 pm

People who don't want to start the season playing the Flyers.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Tim Thomasen on Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:06 pm

Tico Rick wrote:People who don't want to start the season playing the Flyers.


Or the Rangers or anyone good for that matter.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Tico Rick on Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:08 pm

Indeed.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Tim Thomasen on Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:37 pm

People who complain about Bettman rigging the draft for the Pens to get Crosby but say nothing about the Oilers getting the #1 pick THREE years in a row.

And of course: People who slow down when they are approaching the Squirrel Hill Tunnel. Going slow in the tunnel isn't going to help anything, so you might as well just drive at regular speed.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby JS© on Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:30 am

and they conveniently forget that the Pens traded up for the #1 used to draft Fleury, which I'm not sure they even needed to do. Carolina had drafted Ward the year before, and Florida had a young Robert Luongo.

But this a discussion for another thread.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby the wicked child on Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:22 pm

People you haven't seen in person for over a decade offering life advice based on your facebook posts.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby PghSkins on Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:30 pm

Said it in the NFL thread but to get back on the irrational track: Jim Harbaugh's pen on the lanyard around his neck.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby shafnutz05 on Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:34 pm

Mommy blogs...I have several people I know from back home on this kick.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby BadHands71 on Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:16 am

PghSkins wrote:Said it in the NFL thread but to get back on the irrational track: Jim Harbaugh's pen on the lanyard around his neck.


Yes, this makes me :evil: I can't deal with it.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:27 am

When you get a pasta dish with shrimp at a restaurant and the shell is left on the tail.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby FreeCandy44 on Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:52 am

Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:When you get a pasta dish with shrimp at a restaurant and the shell is left on the tail.

Splitting hairs buddy?
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:58 am

How so? It's a pain to have to pull the shrimp aside in order to cut the tail off. I wind up getting sauce everywhere.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby FreeCandy44 on Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:02 pm

Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:How so? It's a pain to have to pull the shrimp aside in order to cut the tail off. I wind up getting sauce everywhere.

I don't know...I guess I never really minded. You always feel like by pulling the shell off yourself, you get more shrimp. I am crazy though....so that helps.
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