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« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2007, 07:52:12 AM »

South Africans who use ugly pictures as their avatars........... TeddyR

Seriously:

SA people who adopt faux American or British accents just to sound cool, educated and in ~ when you ask them where they're from, they say that they're from SA. Hatred

People who run down their country (any country) for no reason;  Hatred

People who laugh at my vintage car and then get angry when I burn rubber and leave them standing at the stop light;  TongueOut

People who point fingers at my country's turbulent past and choose to ignore the troubles in their own countries.  Hatred



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« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2007, 08:03:13 AM »


People who leave their cars with the handbrake off, and sadly watch it roll out the driveway and cross the road.

Wait that was me...

I swear, I said this the last two times this happened [all really late at night, which figures] but THIS IS THE LAST DAMN TIME!!!  Lookingup

If the people across from me had a proper fence instead of a hedge, I'd be in all kinds of strife right now, let alone if there was actual traffic...
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« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2007, 09:03:12 AM »

People who socialize in the aisles of stores blocking the aisle completely while they chitty-chat with their friend. (Freakin' call them when you get home, I've got frozen food here.)

People with Hybrids and super compacts that think I should have one too, instead of a Dodge Ram 1 ton 3500. Sorry ever try pulling a 15,000 lbs trailer with Ford Escort?

People with way more than 20 items in the express lane.

People talking on cell phones driving carelessly, fast slow, fast slow, right left, right left .... get off the phone and drive. I swear cell phone numbers and licenses plate number should be the same.

People that can tell you how to do something but can't do it themselves. Case in point I had a large tile job the other week the homeowner was telling me how to lay every single tile, so I said if you can do it then why hire me? He said "I've never laid tile." and I said 'I've never walked off a job but I'm about to start.' ... he left me alone. 

And while I have many more ... my number one pet peeve .... is after you complete a job a customer calls telling you about someone that could do it cheaper and expect to adjust the price like I'm freakin' price match store. My answer is I guess you should have called them first. Swear to Jesus ... had a lady do that no long ago and I said my line of I guess you should have called them first and she said "Yeah, well everyone says you do better work." .... 'FREAKIN' really? Guess that why I cost more! ... Drives me insane!

oh and my neighbors' dog .. or is it my neighbor that doesn't know what a lease is for! Keep you stinking dog out of my yard!

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« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2007, 09:32:37 AM »


People with Hybrids and super compacts that think I should have one too, instead of a Dodge Ram 1 ton 3500. Sorry ever try pulling a 15,000 lbs trailer with Ford Escort?


People that can tell you how to do something but can't do it themselves. Case in point I had a large tile job the other week the homeowner was telling me how to lay every single tile, so I said if you can do it then why hire me? He said "I've never laid tile." and I said 'I've never walked off a job but I'm about to start.' ... he left me alone. 

And while I have many more ... my number one pet peeve .... is after you complete a job a customer calls telling you about someone that could do it cheaper and expect to adjust the price like I'm freakin' price match store. My answer is I guess you should have called them first. Swear to Jesus ... had a lady do that no long ago and I said my line of I guess you should have called them first and she said "Yeah, well everyone says you do better work." .... 'FREAKIN' really? Guess that why I cost more! ... Drives me insane!


Oh man, I totally relate with those last two: We get people watching our installation every step of the way, asking 'what's that' 'what are you doing' 'why are you plugging that in there'.  Sometimes people are trying to learn, so you be a bit nice to them, but casually hint that you need to get back to work, which usually works.  But sometimes they're just being ball-busters and it takes alot to supress the 'back the eff off' urge.

Also annoying are people who tell me they can get something cheaper and get the same service, when we KNOW that they will get terrible service, and we do it much much better.  That's not their fault [the customer just doesn't know any better] but goddam it's annoying when I try and explain how much work we go through for a customer, to have them think it's an easy job and not worth a cent...

Oh and next time someone has a go about a hybrid car, tell them that quite alot of electric cars cause more waste with the spent batteries, than petrol can cause.  Or so I've been told by someone who actually seems to know about these things...
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« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2007, 10:04:18 AM »


People with Hybrids and super compacts that think I should have one too, instead of a Dodge Ram 1 ton 3500. Sorry ever try pulling a 15,000 lbs trailer with Ford Escort?


People that can tell you how to do something but can't do it themselves. Case in point I had a large tile job the other week the homeowner was telling me how to lay every single tile, so I said if you can do it then why hire me? He said "I've never laid tile." and I said 'I've never walked off a job but I'm about to start.' ... he left me alone. 

And while I have many more ... my number one pet peeve .... is after you complete a job a customer calls telling you about someone that could do it cheaper and expect to adjust the price like I'm freakin' price match store. My answer is I guess you should have called them first. Swear to Jesus ... had a lady do that no long ago and I said my line of I guess you should have called them first and she said "Yeah, well everyone says you do better work." .... 'FREAKIN' really? Guess that why I cost more! ... Drives me insane!


Oh man, I totally relate with those last two: We get people watching our installation every step of the way, asking 'what's that' 'what are you doing' 'why are you plugging that in there'.  Sometimes people are trying to learn, so you be a bit nice to them, but casually hint that you need to get back to work, which usually works.  But sometimes they're just being ball-busters and it takes alot to supress the 'back the eff off' urge.

Also annoying are people who tell me they can get something cheaper and get the same service, when we KNOW that they will get terrible service, and we do it much much better.  That's not their fault [the customer just doesn't know any better] but goddam it's annoying when I try and explain how much work we go through for a customer, to have them think it's an easy job and not worth a cent...

Oh and next time someone has a go about a hybrid car, tell them that quite alot of electric cars cause more waste with the spent batteries, than petrol can cause.  Or so I've been told by someone who actually seems to know about these things...

I had a customer help me carry kitchen cabinets in his house and then expected a 50% discount off the entire bill. That would have been about a US$7000 discount for about 1 hours work. At first I thought he was joking ... but he wasn't. He learned that 'estimates' are just that, estimates ... they can go up, his did.
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« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2007, 11:57:00 AM »

People who repeat their relaying of events several times in the same conversation. Unless you have more details and info, or unless I ask you to repeat yourself, once will do it.
I hate it when people keep interupting me, causing me to lose my train of thought, meaning I have to start all over. If you want me to stop saying the same $#@! thing over & over & over, then stop interupting me over & over & over.
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« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2007, 12:13:40 PM »

People who repeat their relaying of events several times in the same conversation. Unless you have more details and info, or unless I ask you to repeat yourself, once will do it.
I hate it when people keep interupting me, causing me to lose my train of thought, meaning I have to start all over. If you want me to stop saying the same $#@! thing over & over & over, then stop interupting me over & over & over.
That's why I like the internet, we can finish a sentence without being interupted. My only problem is spelling it right.  Smile
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« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2007, 07:46:44 PM »

People who refuse to watch any movie or TV show just because it's in black and white and think I'm crazy to prefer films and TV from before 1970 without ever having watched any item from the era in question.

Multiple DVD releases and different editions of movies. Way too much money-grubbing going on there for my liking.  George Lucas is the worst of the lot but Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson are almost as bad.  I still want the original THX-1138 dangnabbit!  And of course the original Star Wars Trilogy released on anamorphic DVDs.

The overall mad rush of society annoys me. Bunch of unhappy, generally miserable fools running around not having time to smell the roses or have a conversation with anyone. The whole atmopshere of malls/shopping centres designed to get people in and out with no place for one to sit and relax, which many men generally prefer to do while the women folk shop.

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« Reply #23 on: March 09, 2007, 03:45:08 AM »

Pet peeves... well, get us started why don't ya.

I get really, really tired of the drug-seekers some days.   Sadly, the Oath of Geneva prohibits me from saying "GTFO."

And I don't mind at all when people come in having read up and self-diagnosed via the internet, or what have you.  But when they then vehemently argue with their internet-read opinion against mine,  after I've taken in all the data, given it full thought and given my opinion, I must admit some well-contained little reactor within me fires up.

And this is mildly uncompassionate, but still... when people come into my office (unannounced) and try to snag me into "just a minute" about something as I'm working on something else.  A form.  A prescription refill.  Some question or another.  Perhaps even a complaint!     I think that p**ses me off more than most anything, even the drug scammers.  If 1% of my patients did that in a given day and took four minutes each, that would cost me something like 80 minutes on a given day.  Do people actually think I have "just a minute," or that anything actually takes "just a minute?"    It's disingenuous and inconsiderate.  And yet if I firmly refuse to make the time,  tell them to give it to my nurse or to make an appointment, I'm perhaps judged to be lacking, incompassionate, unkind, not a listener, Not A Good Doctor.

Okay, I'm becoming whiny.  Shutting up now.

Oh, one more thing.  Express aisles in the grocery store that are labelled "10 items or less."    It's "10 items or FEWER"  dammit!
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« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2007, 04:47:26 AM »

Don't mean to offend Poogie, but one of my pet peeves is using the possessive (apostrophe s) for the plural (just s or ies).  It's (as in it is) not so bad on a web forum, where we are usually just typing straight on (except for me, who has to go back and edit out grammatical mistakes before posting) but in signs and newspapers -- where presumably there's been some thought and they still make that error.  Grrr.  Hatred Hatred


I really hate's that to. Know's what I mean's! Two many poster's cant git down simplre grammer and spilling? Im glad's i aint's gotthat problem.

I have a MAJOR problem with correcting my errors before posting,as you may have noticed. And I have a habit at times of having my threads end up sounding like so much goobldey gook. My wife sometimes tells me,after I am talking about something-" I don't understand a word you said. What the hell are you talking about?!' And I try to reword it,and she just says"OK,OK ,yeah...." Bluesad
   I don't like it when  the cat keeps crawling up in front of the DAM computer when I am trying totype!
I really don't like it when some young punks yell "F#cking hippies !"at me and the wife as we are crusing in our van(Tara Sue...who IS a n old hippie,painted little flowers on the sides of her van. It looks goofy,but,hey,it makes her happy.) It actually happens quite often.
  I REALLY don't like when Angel's cat(Angel is Tara Sue's daughter) and her cat are trying to do the hibbitty jibbity near my feet when I am trying to type like RIGHT NOW! SH!T! Sorry ,Stupid cat is in heat,and Shadow is trying to figure out how to do it...cripes...




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« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2007, 05:33:17 AM »

So Zap...
You're a pharmacist?
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« Reply #26 on: March 09, 2007, 05:51:02 AM »

Boy,I really screwed up my post....sorry...too early...and stupid cats.
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« Reply #27 on: March 09, 2007, 06:29:27 AM »

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I hate it when people keep interupting me, causing me to lose my train of thought, meaning I have to start all over. If you want me to stop saying the same $#@! thing over & over & over, then stop interupting me over & over & over.

I can relate to this also. The people I was speaking of were more loop talkers, they hit the end of what they have to say then keep retelling it.

We do have a chronic interrupter at work though, mostly wanting to talk about herself in some way unrelated to the conversation up until then. She once pulled the old, "Did you hear what happened to me last night?" I was off that night and told her I didn't care what happened at work when I was off unless it affected me somehow. I had long passed the point of trying to be polite or considerate with her, it was a waste of effort. Her response was, "Well let me tell you anyway." She was still telling her boring story as I walked away.

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People who refuse to watch any movie or TV show just because it's in black and white and think I'm crazy to prefer films and TV from before 1970 without ever having watched any item from the era in question.

I call this the "Won't watch any movie older than they are" effect.
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« Reply #28 on: March 09, 2007, 11:54:33 AM »

Yaddo42, next time she tries the  "Did you hear what happened to me last night?" just tell her that everyone at the orgy did have a good time, but the drug use was a bit excessive.  Then tell her the video is already on YouTube.
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« Reply #29 on: March 09, 2007, 01:08:15 PM »

I can not stand it when some one tells a story and has to tell me every damn story leading up to that story along with all the side stories to the story ... I'll say "Would you please get to the &%$@# point!" then they'll get sidetracked and forget what they were going to tell me ... drive me insane! (My lovely bride of 20 years is very guilty of this, and for 20 years I've been going "Is there a point to be made here?")

It goes like this ...

I was talking to Becky, you know Becky (insert 10,000 words here)
Anyway, Becky said Julie you know Julie (insert 10,000 words here)
Was going out with Ted he's (insert 10,000 words here)
Anyway ... it was about 10 AM or was it 11AM ...
No Debbie just went to lunch, you know Debbie (insert 10,000 words here)
So it had to be about 11:30AM
Anyway ... what was I saying ...
OH Julie?, no ... Becky anyway ....
Becky said Bob, you know Bob (insert 10,000 words here)
Bob is married to Joyce and she (insert 10,000 words here)
So Becky ...
BLAH BLAH BLAH ....
Are you listing to me?

ME: No.

And it goes on like that until I'm about to scream!!!
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