What is YOUR pet peeve? Let's have a laugh.

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  1. onwardjames

    onwardjames Hoardimus Maximus Subscriber

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    So, I'm listening to NPR this morning, and as always, the announcer says

    "Today, expect a high of 80 degrees."

    I worked in radio as a DJ for 12 years. One of the cardinal sins back then was to state "Degrees". I mean, hell, OF COURSE it is degrees. What else would it be? Kelvins? Ohms? Yards?

    :D

    So, with this very lighthearted thread, let us all blow off a little frustration, perhaps have a few laughs, and share some of the things that make us itch in impossible to scratch locations.

    One of my all time pet peeves.

    Me to young waitress/cashier/etc - "Thank you!"

    reply from young waitress/cashier/etc - "No problem."

    When did this become the standard reply? What happened to "You're welcome." The implication was "Hey, I was busy, you interrupted me, but it's "no problem".

    I'm 41 years old, going on 100. :D

    Anything goes, but please, no political or other things the forum rules do not allow.
     
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  2. Hyfi

    Hyfi Super Member

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    I get annoyed with both Wind Chill instead of actual Temp in Winter, and that stupid Feels Like Temp for Summer with Humidity.

    Just tell me the freakin Temperature and whether it is windy or humid.

    If it is 90 degrees and the wind is blowing at 5mph, what is the wind chill?
     
  3. asterion

    asterion From the Wreckord Room

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    The scrolls on tv news or sports broadcasts, particularly the brilliant musings on the never ending twitter feeds. Observations such as "It sure is hot today LOL" or "I really like dogs more than cats."are not helpful or interesting in any way.
     
  4. Hyperion

    Hyperion Roobarb & Custard Subscriber

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    I say 'no problem' far too much, (often in the wrong context), but I do put a Scottish twist on it sometimes and say 'nae bother' :)

    Lots of things rub me up the wrong way - can't think of one in particular at the moment. :smoke:
     
  5. JHS2RT

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    Person ---Have a nice day.

    ME--I will until some inconsiderate bastard screws it up.
     
  6. hi*ball

    hi*ball Records & Coffee Subscriber

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    People who get on the freeway going 45 in a 65, then proceed to get into the second lane, while still only going about 55.
     
  7. nailer

    nailer audionerd Subscriber

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    Threads about pet peeves. :thmbsp:
     
  8. jami w.

    jami w. just being me thats all

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    :scratch2:
     
  9. stereofanboy

    stereofanboy Addicted Member

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    People behind me who will apparently die if they don't exceed the speed limit, but can't be bothered to pass (also referred to as tailgaters).

    People who don't actually come to a complete stop at stop signs. These are probably the same people from my first peeve.
     
  10. jami w.

    jami w. just being me thats all

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    :thmbsp::thmbsp:
     
  11. onwardjames

    onwardjames Hoardimus Maximus Subscriber

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    Remember, nailer, this is simply for fun.

    hi ball, I can't understand the drivers who do not grasp the concept of "right lane, slower traffic, left lane FASTER traffic."

    Is that difficult or something?


    People who say a kid is "misCHEEVEious". It's "mischief" and so therefore, if one is prone to that state, you would add "ous" which gives us "mischievous"
     
  12. specialone53

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    People that come into the shop and ask "do you repair tv's" after walking under a HUGE 6 foot high sign hanging above the door outside.

    No, we serve tea and krimpets in here! :eek:
     
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  13. onwardjames

    onwardjames Hoardimus Maximus Subscriber

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    That scene in "Clerks" .....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kz7_g5cU6w
     
  14. jgannon

    jgannon AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Looking at homework that my kids bring home and one of the questions after something they read is, "What was your favorite part?" The passages read can range from a paragraph to a book. HEY!! Maybe they don't have a favorite part! Maybe they just dug the whole thing - OR DIDN'T!! To ask that question, especially after the shorter reading passages, is absurd!!
     
  15. Kingshead

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    Diner: "I would like a cheeseburger plain."

    Waitress: "Do you want cheese on that?"


    Drivers in such a hurry they pull completely across the white line and sit blocking the cross walk. Or stop behind the line but continue to inch forward while waiting for the light until completely blocking the cross walk.

    Someone riding a bicycle on the left side of the road.
     
  16. Rick Vestal

    Rick Vestal Have a nice day and duck!

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    The channel logo in the bottom right corner of every network. I selected History channel an hour ago, I don't need a fucking reminder of what channel I'm on. Oh and please give me 5 commercials for other crap on History that I'll likely be watching later anyway.
     
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  17. Kismet1968

    Kismet1968 :)

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    When the attorney says to me: "when you have a free minute"

    People that snap their chewing gum.

    Women that glob on the perfume (usually cheap perfume too)

    ... People that talk all day long at work then profess that they are introverts
     
  18. nailer

    nailer audionerd Subscriber

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    I find your sense of humor lacking. :D
     
  19. Hyfi

    Hyfi Super Member

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    Very annoying, but pretty sure it is done these days for Copyright Protection.
     
  20. Hyfi

    Hyfi Super Member

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    The worst is catching a flight from Heathrow to US and every woman on the plane has sampled the 57 different perfumes in the concourse before boarding.
     

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