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

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  1. onwardjames

    onwardjames Hoardimus Maximus Subscriber

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    Obviously, flat earth is just silly. My own best friend started in on this, and I shut him down pretty quick. Been in an airplane?? You see the curvature. Boom. Over.

    Chemtrails also seems a bridge too far.

    Didn't realize English was your non-native tongue. Congrats on a fine command of the english language! I'm trying to learn Spanish, and it takes time.

    Peeve number six zillion - you wake up TWO HOURS before time to get up, and cannot sleep another wink. Grr.
     
  2. CoogarXR

    CoogarXR Super Member

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    My pet peeve this morning- Booting up an old server and forgetting to plug in the keyboard, I am greeted with "Keyboard error- press F1 to continue". I have always hated that message. Stop telling me to hit keys on a keyboard that we both agree does not exist.
     
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  3. Tom Brennan

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    I know many places in and around Chicago with excellent burgers, where they form their own patties from a pile of fresh ground beef. But that isn't fast food though. But Culver's, now there's a fast food joint with a pretty decent burger. We have Whattaburgers down here, wretched, I think they dip the burger in salt.
     
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  4. hi*ball

    hi*ball Records & Coffee Subscriber

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    If you ever find yourself in beautiful Ireland, then you will know what a truly horrible hamburger is. They are required by law (since the mad cow outbreak a few years back) to cook the ground beef until it is extra well done. Then they put it in the oven for 10 more minutes I think!

    Now if ice hockey ever gets popular in Ireland...
     
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  5. Hajidub

    Hajidub He's a beast! Subscriber

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    It's horrible to assume James! Harman might not even wear panties!
     
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  6. toxcrusadr

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    About got run into a barricade by some idiot in a rented Budget box truck today. Fork in the highway at a big interchange here called the Tri-Level. Two lanes go right, two lanes left. I'm in the left one of the two right-hand lanes, and he's to my right. Decides he needs my lane and just comes over on me. I had to take the shoulder and brake hard enough that everything on the passenger seat ended up on the floor, to keep from hitting the pointy part of the barricades at the fork. Seconds later, he takes a turn to get back on the way he was going in the first place if he hadn't forked. He sure forked me. Dumbass. :no: Dude, learn how to use your mirrors when you rent a truck, and plan your damn route.

    As for flat earth: Shaquille O'Niel on his podcast last weekend ranted about the earth being flat. He's driven from Florida to California and it looks flat to him. Refuses to believe China is underneath us. All that gravity stuff? It's BS. Shaq's either a lot more gullible than I thought, or he's trolling us. :dunno:
     
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  7. onwardjames

    onwardjames Hoardimus Maximus Subscriber

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    That guy doesn't have much rolling around in that large head of his. We'd throw that old southern backhanded insult at him in Kentucky - "Bless him."
     
  8. restorer-john

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    People saying 'could care less'. The saying is 'couldn't care less'

    Drivers who don't indicate on roundabouts what their intentions are- are we mind-readers?

    Cars with faulty brake lights.

    Weather broadcasts that are meaningless 'chance of rain' 'mainly sunny' '60% chance of rain' 'possible thunderstorms'. I reckon they have a big wheel they spin in the meteorological office to come up with that crap.

    People who speed through school zones at school times.

    Windows 10 doing updates when I want to either a) use my computer or b) turn it off and go out.

    Losing a screw or nut and having to go through the vacuum bag outside with fine dust going everywhere. (I now keep a neodymium magnet in the vac bag to catch all the things I suck up) Then I find I didn't suck it up at all- it's still on my bench...

    Going into the supermarket to buy three things and forgetting one of them until I walk outside and get in my car.
     
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  9. noogies

    noogies My Favorite Woofers. Subscriber

    This abuse of language is so ubiquitous now that it's pretty much common usage and I've given up bitching about it. Still pisses me off, though.
     
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  10. DIGGIT

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    Here's mine!!!!!!!!!! When you go to roll up the vacuum cleaner cord. You take a little bit of time to untangle it, wrap ever so nicely around those cord holder deelies. When all of a sudden you come to the point that it's time to clip the cord on to its self using the clip/pinchy deal on the back of the plug. This is it right here, this is the point, don't miss it. You can not clip the cord on to its self because you can't clip it at the top or bottom because you are at the corner. If the cord was six inches longer (thats what she said) or shorter (never had that problem) everything would be fine and it would clip to its self.
     
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  11. noogies

    noogies My Favorite Woofers. Subscriber

    I had nearly exactly this conversation (less the pithy observations about "cord length" ) with myself yesterday while wrapping the cord around my Oreck mini shop-vac. No matter how carefully you wrap it, you always have to clip the plug on a corner.
     
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  12. bobsvinyl

    bobsvinyl Painfully Aware Subscriber

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    I'm with you there. I finally bought a vacuum cleaner that ends where you can snap it on the cord in the middle. I'm seriously considering sending a thank you note to the company.
     
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  13. John James

    John James "Bob's your uncle" (Stolen)

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    Hey, it must be a boring job to sit there all day and cut cords to length. :confused:

    They have to have something to laugh about! :D
     
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  14. Hobie1dog

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    People who drive cars around in the dark with no lights on, just completely OBLIVIOUS to their surroundings
     
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  15. Hajidub

    Hajidub He's a beast! Subscriber

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    John, I'm not sure about Australia's rounds, but here in the States (which they're catching on more and more) the outer car must exit at the immediate next exit, the inner car can exit at any. There's normally 2 exit lanes for each exit, so there should be no need for a turn signal; which is too complicated for 90% of American drivers to use while they're going in circles (working the steering wheel, gas pedal, brakes, all while on their cell phones).
     
  16. whoaru99

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    I slip up on occasion. My daily driver car has DRL and automatic night lighting. My older truck and my GF's car, despite being pretty new, does not have DRL nor automatic lighting. If I drive one of those other vehicles, especially around town where the lighting is pretty good, sometimes I don't catch it right away.
     
  17. 1970's Fan

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    News readers who don't face the camera straight on but turn slightly to the left or right. Do they think we'll like or believe them more?
     
  18. Spinning45s

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    Also, news programs that pick up on some trivial piece of "news" and cover it for several days.

    Add to that, newspaper articles where the reporter has to start the article off like a novel, where you have to go past a third of the story to get to the actual facts.
     
  19. Spinning45s

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    I like the fact that the UK calls them what they really are: news readers, instead like here in the US where they are called TV journalists or reporters.
     
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  20. Spinning45s

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    Companies that suddenly change a product without warning, turning a good product into a useless one, and if you complain, they offer you a discount coupon to buy more of the same product!
     

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