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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:54 pm

ExPatriatePen wrote:If you've ever flown SouthWest Airlines, you know that there are no 'assigned seats'. It's first come first served based on your check-in time.

So Sunday night I boarded a SouthWest Airlines flight and about halfway back in the airplane a 40 year old woman was sitting in the center seat of a thre seat row. (The seats on either side of her were empty).

We get it, you want the whole row to yourself. But don't you think your behavior is more than just a little bit rude?


this happened fairly frequently when kenny the kangaroo was a commuter on a SETPA train. it was always the same type of guy, too.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby newarenanow on Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:18 pm

DudeMan2766 wrote:People who sit at a bar in a resturant and read newspapers. Theres this same guy who goes to this sports bar we go to, he must be there every night after work. We dont go that often but every time we do he is there. Not only does he have the rest of the paper laying on the bar taking up a spot someone else could be occupying, but he reads with the whole thing open so the wingspan is taking up a spot on the other side of him. I think I'm the only one this bothers. You got everyone sitting at the bar hanging out drinking and eating dinner then some jackhole treating the place like its his living room on a sunday morning.


If he just had everything nice and tidy in front of him, and folded the paper in half to not take up a ton of space and kept it in his "area", then I wouldn't be bothered.

But the way you are explaining it, that would bother me as he is taking up more than his fair share of room, especially if the bar is crowded. If it was an empty dive bar, then I wouldn't care.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Shyster on Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:37 pm

newarenanow wrote:This is probably on here a million times, but when some idiot goes into the EZPass only lane, stops, and then wants to backup because he doesn't have EZ Pass when there are a number of cars already behind themi n the lane.

Happened this morning, and he just sat there expecting the cars to back up. This was at the Monroeville interchange too at rush hour, where pretty much every lane but 2 is cash.

I am peeved by the EZPass gates in Ohio. IIRC, the system is perfectly capable of reading the transponder so long as you drive through at 5 mph or so. You never have to stop. But in Ohio, where they installed EZPass only fairly recently, they put gates in front of each lane that have to swing up out of the way. So everyone with EZPass must still come to a full stop. It's not a long delay, but when traffic is busy each small delay for each car can add up to a big delay for the people at the back of the line.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:20 pm

People that stand up and get in line on the train for the next stop before the train leaves the previous station. At least someone always has to fight through them in order to get off the train in time.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Sarcastic on Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:27 pm

This is something that pisses me off. Whenever I go to google and try to put a new search in, it automatically changes everything I write to their suggestions to 'help me'. So I often have to erase the whole damn thing and start over.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby joopen on Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:31 pm

newarenanow wrote:
DudeMan2766 wrote:People who sit at a bar in a resturant and read newspapers. Theres this same guy who goes to this sports bar we go to, he must be there every night after work. We dont go that often but every time we do he is there. Not only does he have the rest of the paper laying on the bar taking up a spot someone else could be occupying, but he reads with the whole thing open so the wingspan is taking up a spot on the other side of him. I think I'm the only one this bothers. You got everyone sitting at the bar hanging out drinking and eating dinner then some jackhole treating the place like its his living room on a sunday morning.


If he just had everything nice and tidy in front of him, and folded the paper in half to not take up a ton of space and kept it in his "area", then I wouldn't be bothered.

But the way you are explaining it, that would bother me as he is taking up more than his fair share of room, especially if the bar is crowded. If it was an empty dive bar, then I wouldn't care.


Sit next to him
Spill beer
??????
Profit
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:03 am

Spilling beer only adds to the problem. Spill water instead.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby danisu21 on Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:13 am

i HATE when my sugar or honey doesn't totally dissolve into my tea or coffee and at the end of the cup it's like OMG SUGAR OVERLOAD. I don't even put much in!
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby count2infinity on Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:17 am

stir?
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby JS© on Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:51 am

DudeMan2766 wrote:People who sit at a bar in a resturant and read newspapers. Theres this same guy who goes to this sports bar we go to, he must be there every night after work. We dont go that often but every time we do he is there. Not only does he have the rest of the paper laying on the bar taking up a spot someone else could be occupying, but he reads with the whole thing open so the wingspan is taking up a spot on the other side of him. I think I'm the only one this bothers. You got everyone sitting at the bar hanging out drinking and eating dinner then some jackhole treating the place like its his living room on a sunday morning.


It's not just you. I've seen that guy before in a few places. It's ok if that guy does it during lunch and there's nobody else near him.

But doing that during their busiest time, when people are trying to look for that one open seat that is being occupied by the unread Money section, is bush league.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby danisu21 on Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:24 pm

count2infinity wrote:stir?

I always do. i just don't have the patience to sit there and stir it for 20 minutes. 1 is enough.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby DudeMan2766 on Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:27 pm

JS© wrote:
DudeMan2766 wrote:People who sit at a bar in a resturant and read newspapers. Theres this same guy who goes to this sports bar we go to, he must be there every night after work. We dont go that often but every time we do he is there. Not only does he have the rest of the paper laying on the bar taking up a spot someone else could be occupying, but he reads with the whole thing open so the wingspan is taking up a spot on the other side of him. I think I'm the only one this bothers. You got everyone sitting at the bar hanging out drinking and eating dinner then some jackhole treating the place like its his living room on a sunday morning.


It's not just you. I've seen that guy before in a few places. It's ok if that guy does it during lunch and there's nobody else near him.

But doing that during their busiest time, when people are trying to look for that one open seat that is being occupied by the unread Money section, is bush league.


I've had to sit next to him before. I had room, but I dont want half your arm in my space while I'm trying to eat. Not to mention this guy NEVER sits down. So he stands at the bar. Go stand at one of the individual tall tables you goof. Its like the people at my gym who use on of the machines that has a tv attached but don't watch the tv. Also a pet peeve of mine. Why take the tv away from someone else when you can go use the same machine on the other side of the room.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby ExPatriatePen on Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:48 pm

Quick Question:

Two Drivers are at an intersection. Driver one is sitting in the left hand turn lane on the major road, driver two is sitting at the lessor feeder/crossroad and wants to turn right onto the major road (going in the opposite direction of Driver One, of course).

Driver one gets a green left turn arrow. That creates a break for driver two because the traffic to his left has a red light (to facillitate Driver one left turn)

Everything is good right? Driver two can make a right turn on red, except Driver one isn't turning left, he makes a legal U-turn.

Now both drivers are wanting the same piece of real estate.

Who has the right of way?

Spoiler:
Actually the main road was a two lane road so each could have had his own lane. But that's another issue all together
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Rylan on Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:53 pm

I need a diagram...
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby stopper40 on Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:57 pm

ExPatriatePen wrote:Quick Question:

Two Drivers are at an intersection. Driver one is sitting in the left hand turn lane on the major road, driver two is sitting at the lessor feeder/crossroad and wants to turn right onto the major road (going in the opposite direction of Driver One, of course).

Driver one gets a green left turn arrow. That creates a break for driver two because the traffic to his left has a red light (to facillitate Driver one left turn)

Everything is good right? Driver two can make a right turn on red, except Driver one isn't turning left, he makes a legal U-turn.

Now both drivers are wanting the same piece of real estate.

Who has the right of way?

Spoiler:
Actually the main road was a two lane road so each could have had his own lane. But that's another issue all together



The driver with the green has the right of way. To turn right on red a driver must stop,
check for an yield to pedestrians and other traffic.
PA Drivers manual
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby stopper40 on Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:58 pm

ExPatriatePen wrote:Quick Question:
Spoiler:
Actually the main road was a two lane road so each could have had his own lane. But that's another issue all together


Whoever has the light has the road. The red light must stop. The number of lanes does not matter
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby ExPatriatePen on Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:01 pm

stopper40 wrote:
ExPatriatePen wrote:Quick Question:

Two Drivers are at an intersection. Driver one is sitting in the left hand turn lane on the major road, driver two is sitting at the lessor feeder/crossroad and wants to turn right onto the major road (going in the opposite direction of Driver One, of course).

Driver one gets a green left turn arrow. That creates a break for driver two because the traffic to his left has a red light (to facillitate Driver one left turn)

Everything is good right? Driver two can make a right turn on red, except Driver one isn't turning left, he makes a legal U-turn.

Now both drivers are wanting the same piece of real estate.

Who has the right of way?

Spoiler:
Actually the main road was a two lane road so each could have had his own lane. But that's another issue all together



The driver with the green has the right of way. To turn right on red a driver must stop,
check for an yield to pedestrians and other traffic.
PA Drivers manual

Fair enough, but two questions, how could driver two have anticipated the U-turn? He/She doesn't know that driver one isn't just turning left until Driver One's vehicle goes over the 90 degree point of the turn. At that point Driver two is alread committed. Secondly, there are two lanes, isn't yeilding the left hand lane sufficient?

But I get your point regarding "yield to other traffic".
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby stopper40 on Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:41 pm

ExPatriatePen wrote:
stopper40 wrote:
ExPatriatePen wrote:Quick Question:

Two Drivers are at an intersection. Driver one is sitting in the left hand turn lane on the major road, driver two is sitting at the lessor feeder/crossroad and wants to turn right onto the major road (going in the opposite direction of Driver One, of course).

Driver one gets a green left turn arrow. That creates a break for driver two because the traffic to his left has a red light (to facillitate Driver one left turn)

Everything is good right? Driver two can make a right turn on red, except Driver one isn't turning left, he makes a legal U-turn.

Now both drivers are wanting the same piece of real estate.

Who has the right of way?

Spoiler:
Actually the main road was a two lane road so each could have had his own lane. But that's another issue all together



The driver with the green has the right of way. To turn right on red a driver must stop,
check for an yield to pedestrians and other traffic.
PA Drivers manual

Fair enough, but two questions, how could driver two have anticipated the U-turn? He/She doesn't know that driver one isn't just turning left until Driver One's vehicle goes over the 90 degree point of the turn. At that point Driver two is alread committed. Secondly, there are two lanes, isn't yeilding the left hand lane sufficient?

But I get your point regarding "yield to other traffic".


It doesn't matter how many lanes there are or if the person is making a u-turn or not. The person with the green light has the right of way. it is the responsibility of the person making the right on red to make the the roadway is clear.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby newarenanow on Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:01 pm

Yeah, I'd say Driver 2 is at fault.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby PensHckyFan79 on Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:16 pm

I always like this scenario near the mall I used to work at as a teen.

Two lane each road intersects with one lane each way with turning lanes at the intersection. So the 1 lane road has a merge triangle for right hand turns to get on the right hand lane of the 2 lane road. The other direction gets a green left turn signal. Driver 1 (turning right on the merge triangle) turns into the right hand lane, Driver 2 (turning left) turns into the right hand lane and hits driver 1. Who is at fault??

I go to Driver 2 because it is a yield to traffic, but my friend pointed out that when turning left and you have two lanes Driver 1 is supposed to turn into the left hand lane.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Shyster on Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:23 pm

I recognize and admit that the illuminated top of the Gulf Tower coveys more weather information than ever before, but you have to carry around a freaking instruction manual to remember what color on what level means what.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby stopper40 on Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:49 pm

PensHckyFan79 wrote:I always like this scenario near the mall I used to work at as a teen.

Two lane each road intersects with one lane each way with turning lanes at the intersection. So the 1 lane road has a merge triangle for right hand turns to get on the right hand lane of the 2 lane road. The other direction gets a green left turn signal. Driver 1 (turning right on the merge triangle) turns into the right hand lane, Driver 2 (turning left) turns into the right hand lane and hits driver 1. Who is at fault??

I go to Driver 2 because it is a yield to traffic, but my friend pointed out that when turning left and you have two lanes Driver 1 is supposed to turn into the left hand lane.



Again whoever has the green turning light has the right of way. No, you don't have to turn into the left hand lane if you have the light, you can use either lane
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby ExPatriatePen on Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:09 pm

Shyster wrote:I recognize and admit that the illuminated top of the Gulf Tower coveys more weather information than ever before, but you have to carry around a freaking instruction manual to remember what color on what level means what.


I agree that it's quite a bit of information if you're trying to memorize it

Floor By Floor Breakdown

44th floor – temperature
43rd floor – temperature
42nd floor – temperature
41st floor – precipitation
40th floor – humidity
39th floor – wind speed
Temperature

Dark blue – below 0
Med blue – 0-32
Light blue – 33-49
Amber – 50-65
Orange – 66-79
Red – 80 and above
Precipitation

Red purple – above .25”
Blue purple – .25” and below
Humidity

Dark green – 50 percent and above
Light green – below 50 percent
Wind Speed

Magenta – over 10 mph
Pink – 10 mph and under
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby PensHckyFan79 on Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:34 pm

stopper40 wrote:
PensHckyFan79 wrote:I always like this scenario near the mall I used to work at as a teen.

Two lane each road intersects with one lane each way with turning lanes at the intersection. So the 1 lane road has a merge triangle for right hand turns to get on the right hand lane of the 2 lane road. The other direction gets a green left turn signal. Driver 1 (turning right on the merge triangle) turns into the right hand lane, Driver 2 (turning left) turns into the right hand lane and hits driver 1. Who is at fault??

I go to Driver 2 because it is a yield to traffic, but my friend pointed out that when turning left and you have two lanes Driver 1 is supposed to turn into the left hand lane.



Again whoever has the green turning light has the right of way. No, you don't have to turn into the left hand lane if you have the light, you can use either lane


Another good one where I almost got hit. Two left turn lanes to a road that has two lanes and the person next to you tries to change lanes in the middle of the turn. That one really gets me jacked, especially when the culprit is A)on their cell phone or B)Old people. Oh and there's another one where people turn from a lane that is straight only. Come to think of it there are a lot of dumb/poorly designed intersections where I live...LOL
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby count2infinity on Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:59 pm

feminists... there. i said it.
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