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

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  1. hi*ball

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    People who sit in the parking lot with their blinker on, waiting for a parking space while the person loads their groceries, even though there was an open space 4 spots further away!

    People who leave shopping carts in parking spaces, even though the cart return is about 12 feet away.
     
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  2. CoogarXR

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    Bathrooms with tile floors and huge gaps under the door. Bonus if the bathroom is the only one in the house, and it's five feet from the dining room table where everyone is sitting.

    While everyone is laughing and carrying on, you feel the regretful percolation of the tepid sauerkraut you ate for lunch, as it plummets through your intestinal tract. You slink out of the crowd and casually waltz into the bathroom, trying not to draw attention to yourself. With the door safely closed, you hurriedly sit down, hold on for dear life, and try your best to keep from being launched off the seat like a cabbage-laden water rocket. Just then, all the laughter beyond the door fades into a bemused silence, as everyone decides without a word, to move their jubilation to the living room...
     
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  3. Mitkraft

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    It's funny you mention this. There was a fast food place near my college (think it was Jack In the Box or Whataburger) and the restroom was just a small single unisex bathroom with one single door and was located right off the seating area. I hated the idea of going to the restroom with only that flimsy door between me and people eating 10 feet away. It bothered me so much that I still remember it and that's saying a lot!
     
  4. JediDude

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    How about radio "announcers" that tell me they're going to tell me about something in 3 minutes... or coming up next.
    If you have something (potentially) interesting to tell, then tell me. Don't tell me you're going to tell me in 5 minutes. I might have just changed the station by then.
     
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  5. 1970's Fan

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    Reviews for things you're thinking of buying that only have the word great! as the review. Or the equally informative, "just the job!" I always start with the "greetin' faces" (crying faces) reviews as I call them. Some of them have hilariously unrealistic expectations.
     
  6. Scifi

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    I hate it when obsessed idiots chase me around, praising me for some skills they think I have, then expecting to free load free services from me because they're too lazy and stupid to do it themselves, and/or think I'm making a lot of money in the stock market and wanting to borrow 40 or 50 thousand dollars from me, because supposedly I only have this ability to make money with stocks and I'm the only one with money to invest.
     
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  7. noogies

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    Send me a PM. I have a little deal you're really going to want to hear about. :D
     
  8. Spinning45s

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    Traffic lights that are set to give one street priority over the intersecting street, causing a jam, the light is not even green for 30 seconds while the priority gets at least a minute or more.
     
  9. hi*ball

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    How about the "WALK" signs that automatically function without anyone waiting for the crosswalk?

    We have a big problem with this where I live (I know, First World Problems!)

    It's just a drag when you have to sit and wait for basically nothing.
     
  10. toxcrusadr

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    Back in the good ol' days, when CNN was new, it used to be 24 hour NEWS. There is almost no place you can go (seriously, NONE on TV) to get the top story without waiting through an hour of drivel. MY FIL tells me to watch Fox News so I can 'learn what's going on'. I tell him there is very little actual NEWS going on and a lot of people YAKKING about the news.
     
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  11. toxcrusadr

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    Mrs. Tox, bless her heart, if she gets really mad, which thankfully doesn't happen often, will say "You could give a $h!t !" I have to suppress a giggle so I don't end up dead.
     
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  12. Bobcat

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    DishNetwork, in their movie info, recently started adding a short pitch before going into the movies premise... which ends up getting trimmed so you can't tell what it even about. It's unbelievably stupid.
     
  13. 1970's Fan

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    Ads usually on google that say something like "Amazing health benefits if you eat this for a month". It's usually a combination of three vile tasting ingedients. There seems to be a lot of them on you tube too. How does searching for Frank Sinatra interviews bring that crap up? :dunno:
     
  14. Condorsat

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    When you are in a hurry at the checkout and the customer in front of you can't get his credit card to work ... but insists on trying it just one more time.
    Then pulls out another one and that doesn't work either ... "we'll that was shocking" ... NOT.
     
  15. whoaru99

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    It's even worse when there are two or more bathrooms, but someone always chooses the one by the kitchen. Hey, thanks for that!
     
  16. stereofanboy

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    During the past couple of years, I've noticed that when I see someone walking across a busy intersection, the hand is almost always lit up meaning don't walk.

    If you are going to ignore the signal light, why not cross in the middle of the block where cars are only coming from one direction?
     
  17. whoaru99

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    RE: Crossing in middle of the block

    It is State law here that vehicles are to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk, or on the curb with intent to cross.

    If they are in the middle of the block/not in a marked crosswalk there is no obligation to stop for someone that is waiting to cross. Of course that doesn't mean they're fair game to run over, but there is no (legal) obligation to hold up your show for them.
     
  18. Tom Brennan

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    I look upon the flashing don't walk on a green light as advice, not a command, and ignore it when I'll make it across the street on the green.
     
  19. BigElCat

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    ...and then they write a check to pay for their scratch off lottery tickets.
     
  20. usedto

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    Or the guy at the gas station that buys two packs of cigarettes and puts three dollars worth of gas in his car.
     

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