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

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  1. toxcrusadr

    toxcrusadr AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I knew a guy who used to work at an inner city gas station as a college kid. There were these guys who would come in and ask for "Twogallaunlead, mellayella anna packaKoo." For those who need a translation, that's two gallons of unleaded, a Mello Yello and a pack of Kools. :smoke:
     

     

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  2. Bassblaster

    Bassblaster Super Member

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    my pet peeve right now is that ive got a cold and my ears are all stuffed up and i cant hear right. so im constantly messing with my EQ trying to make it sound at least half normal. Ugh i got 15kHz all the way at +12dB and i can just barely hear it :(
     
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  3. Judas Priest

    Judas Priest Super Member

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    I hear you with the cold! I have a bad one for the last week, and I´m no where near through with it. My ears are also totally clogged, but I just listen as usual, without EQ. Probably a little louder, though :)
     
  4. SoCal Sam

    SoCal Sam Lunatic Member

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    Help a guy out on an enthusiast forum and he never replies back. Very annoying.
     
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  5. Hajidub

    Hajidub Ready for Winter! Subscriber

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    Probably been stated already, but people that insist on barging in to go thru the records when you're already there. I'm normally cordial about it, but the other day some dude started going thru and he smelled like he shit his pants, then came the coughing and sniffling. I said f*** it out loud and walked away.
     
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  6. rayj

    rayj Active Member

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    Here's one, The newspaper I read consistently finds it necessary to elaborate the following : ".......ISIS also known as ISIL ......". I have only a limited amount of time on this earth and I'd rather get straight to the point rather than suffer the 1000th lesson that ISIS = ISIL . While I'm on the subject of journalism , how many " allegedly' s can we have in the same story? "The alleged thief allegedly made his alleged escape in an alleged Honda Civic " !!!??!

    But here's a mangled metaphor that brought a smile to my face just yesterday. My favorite news anchor said last night that " [something] is not exactly BRAIN SCIENCE ". Mixing BRAIN SURGERY and ROCKET SCIENCE . Way to go Lester, ( he's a sport ) won't hold it against him
     
  7. Bob Gnuheart

    Bob Gnuheart New Member

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    Couple:

    People who park in the fire lane at stores when there are spaces just a few feet away. I have seen people parallel park in between the "No Parking: Fire Lane" signs. Usually enormous SUV.

    When I am standing in line being checked out at grocery store and the person behind comes and stands right up next to me. Go stand back there with your cart, I promise I will leave the second the cashier is done with me.

    Calling 'jumbo shrimp' an oxymoron. No, it isn't. For it to be, the word "shrimp" would have to literally mean 'small'. It doesn't. It's a shellfish that is slang for small.

    For some reason, when people are talking about their pets and they refer to them by name it always feels like they do it just so they can share the unique/cool (in their mind, anyway) name they gave it.

    Tattoos strategically placed so just a hint of it shows. Like a guy on forearm. They then wear their clothes so we can notice, but only just barely. They still show off their goofy ink, but looks like they were trying to hide it - you know, cause they got it just for themselves.
     
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  8. Hajidub

    Hajidub Ready for Winter! Subscriber

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    I thought I was the only one that felt this way. It can be 20 degrees outside, but that chick has to wear a haltertop to show off the crap quality tattoo. BTW, Colorado Springs is the hackjob tattoo capital of the country.
     
  9. noogies

    noogies My Favorite Woofers. Subscriber

    When people say, "A couple of things ... " and then go on to list four or five.

    A couple is two.
     
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  10. Designdweeb

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    Re: allegedly: I've at least one friend who lost his job at a newspaper when the accused's lawyers sued for six figures when he used the wrong terminology...provided by the police reports. That said, there are synonyms, if there are enough copy editors on the job, given the economics of the current suffucation of professional journalism.
    Overzealous copy editors following policy often insist on redundant clarifications such as Isis/ Isil or otherlanguage understood by an eighth-grader, but not by a third-grader.
     
  11. Bob Gnuheart

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    In my defense, I only listed a couple, then others hit me and I edited my post. Forgot to change to "several".
     
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  12. hi*ball

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    Resalable (zip lock) food packages where the zipper is stronger than the plastic.

    Writing "FRAGILE" on a record box, only to receive it bent like a taco.

    Hiding the maraschino cherries in the grocery store so I can't find them (my Old-Fashioned needs them, damnit!)

    Hotel Hangers.

    Silverware with handles that are WAY too heavy.

    The yellow bumpy patch outside of Target between the store and my car.
     
  13. Hobie1dog

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    The total bullsh$t car dealers "Administration Fee" add to the price of a car, and the pinnacle of stealership, "Nitrogen Fee" to add nitrogen to your tires. Makes me mad enough to smack everyone's Grandmother in the mouth.
     
  14. noogies

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    Guys who beat up my gramma.
     
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  15. CoogarXR

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    When you are listening to youtube, and it's merrily going from one good song to the next, then it makes a wrong turn onto a 2-hour-long crapfest live concert...

    Or when you are listening to Pandora, and you really wish there was an "I hate this artist" , or "This artist has no business being associated with this genre" button. But no, I have to thumbs-down every one of their songs individually...
     
  16. 1970's Fan

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    People on house buying programs who refer to what I'd call sitting rooms as "reception rooms". I think of a reception room as something you hold a reception in for a wedding. Or a room where a butler would say "please wait in here, sir, and I'll tell the master. It's only a four bedroom semi for goodness sake!

    Words like juxtaposition irritate me. French phrases from english speaking people. Maybe I'm an inverted snob but it still irks me.
     
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  17. whoaru99

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    Scratch-off lottery tickets. Well, maybe not so much the tickets themselves, but the buyers who play the tickets at the checkout counter and sellers that don't have or don't enforce a "no playing at the counter" rule.
     
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  18. CoogarXR

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    I have a pet-peeve about 80s sitcoms. All living rooms are arranged so that the family room has a floor-model TV with its back to the camera with a VCR on top. Sometimes they'll have a scene where one of the actors uses the VCR, and it's obviously not hooked up. That's always been a peeve of mine. They can't just throw in a piece of prop coax for me? lol
     
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  19. meggy

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    Good music brick walled on CD's. Sorry if mentioned before. In what universe with what device would they ever sound decent? Mad because I just got another one.
     
  20. Spinning45s

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    Which brings to mind bands performing "live" on a television show (like the old "Ed Sullivan Show") and you see the electric guitars not plugged in.
     

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