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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby shmenguin on Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:43 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:People who sit at an intersection waiting to turn right when there is an acceleration lane installed for the sole purpose of turning right and speeding up to merge into traffic. What makes it worse is when they wait for no traffic to be coming and then use the acceleration lane anyway. Glad I don't carry a gun.


depends on the length of the acceleration lane. if it's small enough, you absolutely sit there until a break in traffic is approaching.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:44 pm

shmenguin wrote:
PensFanInDC wrote:People who sit at an intersection waiting to turn right when there is an acceleration lane installed for the sole purpose of turning right and speeding up to merge into traffic. What makes it worse is when they wait for no traffic to be coming and then use the acceleration lane anyway. Glad I don't carry a gun.


depends on the length of the acceleration lane. if it's small enough, you absolutely sit there until a break in traffic is approaching.


No, you turn into the acceleration lane, put your blinker on, and wait for a safe moment to merge.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby shmenguin on Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:45 pm

so instead of sitting at the beginning of the lane, you're sitting at the end of it - while everyone behind you gets to merge before you do because they have 1st crack at the traffic break.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby PghSkins on Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:50 pm

MRandall25 wrote:
PghSkins wrote:"I know, right?" as a response to a statement one agrees with is starting to climb up my peeve list.


I know, right?


That was the most predictible thing ever, in the whole universe.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Willie Kool on Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:28 pm

PghSkins wrote:
MRandall25 wrote:
PghSkins wrote:"I know, right?" as a response to a statement one agrees with is starting to climb up my peeve list.

I know, right?

That was the most predictible thing ever, in the whole universe.

I know, right?
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby MRandall25 on Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:47 pm

Willie Kool wrote:
PghSkins wrote:
MRandall25 wrote:
PghSkins wrote:"I know, right?" as a response to a statement one agrees with is starting to climb up my peeve list.

I know, right?

That was the most predictible thing ever, in the whole universe.

I know, right?


That one too :wink:
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:48 pm

Hotel room showers. Never have enough water pressure and the handles are designed so poorly that it is always a chore to get the water temperature at a level that isn't either freezing cold or scalding hot.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby OutofFoil on Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:52 pm

Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:Hotel room showers. Never have enough water pressure and the handles are designed so poorly that it is always a chore to get the water temperature at a level that isn't either freezing cold or scalding hot.


European hotel room showers. Same issue, but shower head placed at waist level. Sure, you can take it out of the holder, but who wants to stand there holding it on one hand above your head? Oh, also, do they make washcloths for one's face in Europe, because if the do, I haven't seen them.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:38 pm

shmenguin wrote:so instead of sitting at the beginning of the lane, you're sitting at the end of it - while everyone behind you gets to merge before you do because they have 1st crack at the traffic break.


If everyone used the acceleration lane like we are supposed to than no. Thus it is a pet peeve
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby JS© on Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:11 pm

the wicked child wrote:I first noticed this trend on Spike during 1,000 Ways to Die, but it's spreading to other channels now too (namely Discovery)... They will show a boatload of commercials followed by a 20-30 second clip of the show, then a boatload more of commercials. Obnoxious... this is why I wait to watch most shows until after I've recorded them.


Even worse than that are the shows that run non-stop commercials for a tv show, and as they cut back to another show, they run more ads for the same show at the bottom of the screen.

TNT and Discovery are both very guilty of this.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby count2infinity on Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:13 pm

scammers on craigslist for renting a place to live. "Hey, go to this site, type in all your personal information and then we'll talk about this 5br house for $300 a month." What's even worse though are the ones that make the prices seem reasonable enough to get you to e-mail them and then you get, "Hi there, I'm on a mission trip in Africa. Send so and so the money and they'll mail you the key. I'm a man of God so I am true to my word. Hope to hear from you soon!"
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby shafnutz05 on Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:21 am

I occasionally get a bad hotel room shower, but by and large, I enjoy them quite a bit, and the pressure tends to be higher than home
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby PghSkins on Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:31 am

shafnutz05 wrote:I occasionally get a bad hotel room shower, but by and large, I enjoy them quite a bit, and the pressure tends to be higher than home


And in 99% of the world, the water is much softer than in western PA, which is wonderful.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby shmenguin on Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:59 am

At 6'3, only about 5-10% of hotel showers have ever been adequate for me.

That includes 0% of European showers.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby count2infinity on Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:01 am

try adding two inches, shmenguin...

Spoiler:
twss?
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby shmenguin on Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:03 am

I'm uncomfortable.

Anyways...you're 6'5? Good lord.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby count2infinity on Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:22 am

which brings me to another pet peeve, things not being made for tall people. short people can have things to help make them a more "normal" height, you can't make tall people shorter.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:34 am

count2infinity wrote:which brings me to another pet peeve, things not being made for tall people. short people can have things to help make them a more "normal" height, you can't make tall people shorter.

You can but you probably wouldn't like the results.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Mango Salsa on Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:39 pm

Would of, could of, should of. Better then, greater then, less then...
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby legame on Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:02 pm

shmenguin wrote:At 6'3, only about 5-10% of hotel showers have ever been adequate for me.

That includes 0% of European showers.


My dad had an extreme disdain for traveling that came out of being 6'8" and never being able to find a bed, shower, car, etc to use comfortably. You don't really notice how things are made until you watch someone driving a rental car like Shaq.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby PghSkins on Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:44 pm

If you have a phone on which you will be conducting business, at least during business hours answer it profesionally. "Hello" doesn't cut it. Answer with your name, or your name and company.

Called a new sales guy for a major electrical supplier who will be coming into my plants. They are supplanting a pretty popular supplier on a huge national contract. Guy picked up the phone and said "Hello?" To which I then had to say awkwardly... "Uh, hello, is this Bill Smith from Electrico?"

Yeah, we're not getting off on the right foot.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby PensFanInDC on Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:14 pm

count2infinity wrote:scammers on craigslist for renting a place to live. "Hey, go to this site, type in all your personal information and then we'll talk about this 5br house for $300 a month." What's even worse though are the ones that make the prices seem reasonable enough to get you to e-mail them and then you get, "Hi there, I'm on a mission trip in Africa. Send so and so the money and they'll mail you the key. I'm a man of God so I am true to my word. Hope to hear from you soon!"


They do this for job listings now too. I must have received 2 dozen emails all in the same format. "Im away on business a lot. Send me all of your personal info and I will send you your first job assignment."
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby PghSkins on Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:21 am

"Scoring the basketball."

RAGE!!!!!!
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby JS© on Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:02 pm

PghSkins wrote:If you have a phone on which you will be conducting business, at least during business hours answer it profesionally. "Hello" doesn't cut it. Answer with your name, or your name and company.

Called a new sales guy for a major electrical supplier who will be coming into my plants. They are supplanting a pretty popular supplier on a huge national contract. Guy picked up the phone and said "Hello?" To which I then had to say awkwardly... "Uh, hello, is this Bill Smith from Electrico?"

Yeah, we're not getting off on the right foot.


Add people who blur through their company name while answering the phone. If I call and I can't understand the name of your company, then you're not doing a good job of representing the company.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby pens9192 on Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:39 pm

I have one that that bugs me about myself: I get into TV shows too late. For some reason, I never seem to watch shows from the beginning to the end. I always seem to jump in during the middle of the shows run.

Examples:

- The Walking Dead I did not watch every week until the midway point of this current season. I had to do power Netflix watching and the AMC marathon to get caught up

- The same with Breaking Bad. I watched all four seasons on Netflix a few weeks ago and now need to watch Season 5A before the rest of the series plays out this summer (What took me five years?!)

- I didn't start watching 'House' regularly until midway through the third season, same with Family Guy

Shows I have watched from the beginning and have kept up with are: Numb3rs, Fringe, The Office, and Big Bang Theory.
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