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Pet Peeves

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by lahondas, Jun 11, 2004.

  1. GonzoCeltic

    GonzoCeltic New Member

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    Thanks.

    Whenever it happens, I always say "your welcome!" pretty loudly so they hear me as they walk by. I usually get a few evil stares, but hey, I'm not the rude one. :)
     
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  3. PhilW

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    Simple - take the acronym HMRC - pronounced 'aitch, emm, arr, see'. NOT 'haitch, emm, arr, see'

    'aitch' pronounced as a single letter is not aspirated, even though the 'aitch' at the beginning of (for example) 'hotel' IS aspirated.
     
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    I don't easily get annoyed.

    But one thing that does make me angry are people who take their dogs out (often off the leash) to take care of 'business' and do not pick up after their animal.

    It is so often done in public parks where little kids are playing!
     
  5. gonewiththewind

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    My pet peeves:

    sitting at a stop light next to a car which has music so loud that I can hear it through the vibrations it makes in my car...

    pedestrians who strole very slowly across an intersection. We have all seen them. It becomes a power play to see how long they can make us sit in our cars and watch them (not your average cross the road type... I am talking Realllllly slooooow crossers)...

    drivers who tail gate me... so close that it is scary. It just makes me want to slow down and often I do just that...

    folks who get in elevators while stinking of perfume - even expensive perfume. The only person who should be able to smell your perfume should be in a close romantic position...
     
  6. Robert

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    My pet peeve would be people sitting around whining about stuff that they don't like. ;)
     
  7. Libra

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    Bunch of cry babies aren't they Robert?:innocent:
     
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    What cry babies?
     
  9. Libra

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    You know, the people sitting around whining and complaining about things they don't like.:innocent:
     
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    Thank god that there isn't anybody on this forum like that.
     
  11. Libra

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    You can say that again.:D
     
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    People that have enough courage to change the channel on the TV at the gym but not enough to ask a couple people around them if they mind.

    People that attempt to point out an error you seem to have made, find out that they are the ones that are wrong and then don't have the class to admit to a mistake.

    These are similar personality types I think. They suffer from a malady called testicular misallocation.
     
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    :lol:
    I don't like those kind of people too.
     
  14. BeerWench13

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    People who call you on the phone and then don't say anything, or have a conversation with someone else that is with them, or take 2 hours to spit out a 3-word sentence.
    Another is when companies telemarket you (which I hate with a passion anyway), but have the gall to put you on hold when you answer.
     
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    Only thing that really peeves me are people making appointments and then coming late. I hate that in business and private life.
     
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    I absolutely hate being late. I'd almost rather stay home than show up late. What really irks me is the family members who don't share my urge to be on time, and who wait til the last possible seconds before doing whatever mundane chores they needed to do before walking out the door. Makes MamaABC not a happy mamabear.
     
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    Welcome to the club. I married an exemplar like this.

    It is like this:
    11 AM:
    "Dear, we gotta be there at 2 PM."
    "OK."

    12:30 PM
    *glancing at the clock*
    "2 PM, I don't want to be late."
    "Yeah, no worries."

    12:45 PM
    "Sweetie, don't you want to take your shower now ?"
    "Yup, just a second."
    He continues to do whatever he is doing: gameing, watching a movie for the 1000th time)

    1:15 PM
    He moves his butt sloooooowly towards the bathroom.
    Running water.

    1:30 PM
    He comes out, best mood ever.
    I'm sitting there, already dressed, shoes on, quite bored because I don't have anything to do.

    1:45 PM
    He: "Are you ready ? I don't want to be late !" :devil:
    Me: "Very funny." :angry:

    1:50 PM
    "Gosh I've got to fill the tank."
    I'm rolling my eyes, they can't stop.

    2:00 PM
    "Were do all the cars come from ? It's not sunday, is it ?"
    "Well, it is sunday." (My eyes begin to hurt)
    "Why are you rolling your eyes ?"
    "Oh, it's a new relaxation exercise I read about."
    "Hmmmmpf."

    2:19 PM
    Ole ole, party, we're there.
    He's got fun, is laughing and I am almighty peeved.
     
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    Mine has to be when a business promises to be done with something on a time schedule and doesn't follow through. Case in point-I have been off line due to some computer problems. Turns out my tower was over heating and was creating some interesting problems. The guy promised a 24 hour turn around. that was two weeks ago! He worked four hours on it, but only charged us for one as the wife and I were not thrilled with the service. That, and the fact that he already printed out the charge sheet with one hour on it when we dropped it off. I'm thrilled it's back up working again, but not so thrilled about the service. Ahhhhh!
     
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    I'm on the other end of that. I can't promise specific times in my business because I never know how long the call(s) prior will take. So, after explaining that specific times are impossible to give, I give them a 3 hour window (that's pretty good compared to "sometime today" that most companies do), such as 12-3pm. It never fails that they're calling me at 12:15 angry because "you said he'd be here at 12:00". Argh!
     
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    I cannot stand the sounds of people eating. It literally makes me sick.

    If you are chewing something in my company, PLEASE for gawd's sake keep your mouth shut and make as little noise as possible.
     

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