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

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  1. Hobie1dog

    Hobie1dog Super Member

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    When I spend 2 hours in my storage unit looking for items, only to find 1/2 of them.
     

     

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  2. toxcrusadr

    toxcrusadr AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    People using adjectives as nouns.

    Mrs. Tox is in some new-employee training at a health care provider. The agenda included a session simply titled "Didactic." I looked up didactic because this made little sense.
    Didactic (adj): in the manner of a teacher, particularly so as to treat someone in a patronizing way; "slow-paced, didactic lecturing". I see why they don't want nurses being patronizing while doing patient education, but...Or is this session about something else and the orientation trainer is going to act didactic? Who knows.

    Meanwhile, a large organic dairy producer advertises thus:
    “We take great pride in our commitment to organic,"

    Another adjective used as a noun, by people who should know better. Ugh.
     
  3. CoogarXR

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    It's probably a spell-check failure of "Diabetic" ;)
     
  4. 1970's Fan

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    Grass trimmers. The kind you call "weed whackers" at your side of the pond. I am sick and tired of buying yet another one to see if I can hit the lottery that is reliability. Usually it is an issue with the line breaking too often or a battery one that is too weak and doesn't so much cut the grass as just gives it a slap! This time I got a Worx WGII8E and it was poweful but this morning the line wound itself round the motor and all it does now is buzz :mad:. I'm not buying another one so I'll just have to get a gardener to do it for me.
     
  5. CoogarXR

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    Pfft. I have bought so many weed whackers over the years. Rechargeable, corded, 2-stroke, 4 stroke, they're all junk. I have a 4-stroke now that runs great, but the string-advance has never worked right. I have to stall it, turn it upside-down and advance it manually. Annoying as F, but at least it still runs. The electric ones I have owned run 2-years tops, then either fall apart or smoke the motor. The 2-stroke ones are just too hard to start and smoke too much.

    So yeah, I feel your pain.

    New peeve (this may have already been covered, but still)- Gas pumps that ask too many questions. And bonus points for extremely slow prompts:
    -Please slide rewards card...
    -Looking up info...
    -Thank you...
    -Please enter payment...
    -Debit or Credit?
    -Verifying...
    -Thank you...
    -Enter Zip Code...
    -Thank you...
    -Would you like to redeem points?
    -Thank you...
    -Would you like a car wash?
    -Thank you...
    -Would you like a receipt?
    -Thank you...
    -Press Fuel Type...
    -Begin Fueling...

    ...Meanwhile I have grown a long gray beard and my family has reported me missing.
     
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  6. ChopperChas

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    My peeve is now all of the advertising on gas pump screens. I want to pump my gas in peace, I don't want to be blasted with music, inane pop culture commentary, weeks-old news, products, or anything. Especially at ridiculous volume. There's so much advertising everywhere already, and I feeling like it's intruding more and more into daily life.

    Charles.
     
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  7. Judas Priest

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    Glad we don´t have that shit here!
     
  8. nyhifihead

    nyhifihead Well-Known Member

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    http://gstv.com/

    "high impact marketing" - these are everywhere in NY, fortunately for my brain its just a few more db of white noise I block out...

    my biggest pet peeve is people who hit heir brakes on the highway for no reason. one of my friends does this as well.. she bitches about her mpg too and doesn't even realize she is turning gasoline into brake dust every few minutes!!!
     
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  9. the skipper

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    First, biting into a malted milk ball and getting a bad one that's more like a milk dud.

    And, putting what appear to be a handful of M&Ms in your mouth, and find out they were Skittles.
     

     

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  10. toxcrusadr

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    A school in Wisconsin was evacuated today (May 4, Star Wars Day) when a student came to school in a Darth Vader outfit. A parent called police to report 'suspicious activity.'


    "The district said there was "no legitimate threat" and that the situation was a "misunderstanding."

    "There was no intent of a threat, but the student will be held accountable," the statement said."


    I want to know who's holding the idiot parent accountable, or the school? Do ya think anyone could have walked up to the kid and said "hey dude what up?" But noooooo, they had to declare a general emergency because of a kid in a plastic hat.

    The human race is doomed. :no:
     
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  11. the skipper

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    May the farce be with you.
     
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  12. bobsvinyl

    bobsvinyl Painfully Aware Subscriber

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    "Luke, I am your principal."
     
  13. Ronald1973

    Ronald1973 8-trackin', Hank, Sr. man

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    In case I haven't mentioned it, people without handicapped plates/placard parking in a handicap spot. I prefer to park in a handicap spot when possible (I do have a legal placard), but I'm ambulatory enough that I can walk in a pinch. What of people who have to use a wheelchair or crutches? Show some dang consideration! I decided to start shaming people who do that by snapping a photo of their license plate and posting it publicly on Facebook for the world to see.
     
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  14. 1970's Fan

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    Ha ha. "Luke, the cops are here!"
     
  15. 1970's Fan

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    The publication of the rich list. Every year the press publishes a list of the richest people in the UK. Really really insensitive given the rise in the number of food banks :mad: it really gets my dandruff (dander) up!
     
  16. SolderIron

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    I did organizing and cleaning up a couple months ago. Now I am looking high and low for a couple items. I end up buying new on one and still looking for the other. Sheet, I may just go buy the other one...
     
  17. Johnno_Oz

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    Just been on the road and in the air for a week.

    People who think that a good place to stop with all their luggage is in front of the escalator or elevator at airports.
     

     

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  18. BruceRPA

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    Those are the same twitts that stop and block the exit aisle or the doorway at any big box store. They are the same jackasses that park in the fire lane at the entrance causing chaos for everyone.
     
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  19. Judas Priest

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    I can´t stand it when people say "vinyl". It that supposed to be "hip"?

    Back in the day, we just called them records or LPs; even when CDs came along.
     
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  20. the skipper

    the skipper Amateur Curmudgeon Subscriber

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    Dunno if this has been covered before, but,,,

    When trying to merge onto a two, three or more lane road, some dipwad will cut over to the right hand lane to prevent a smooth entry. ...and then go back to another lane. Almost as irritating is the schmuck who was riding the right lane all along and refuses to pull into another empty lane for a minute or so to me to merge easily.

    Oh, and the word "scroe". It makes me feel I'm dealing with a bunch of immature illiterates.
     
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