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

Discussion in 'General Off Topic Forums' started by onwardjames, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. CoogarXR

    CoogarXR Super Member

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    I'm off all week because the place I work shuts down for the holidays. I hoped to get caught up on some stuff at home this week. But, no, I'm sitting here with the flu. Why? Because of a sick kid that got dropped off over here last week. Dang filthy, disease-ridden kids, lol.
     

     

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  2. whoaru99

    whoaru99 Epic Member

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    Yeah, I've been off for a week too. Going back on the 3rd. Getting a cold or whatever usually ain't that big of a deal for me, but the next few weeks after being back is a really big crunch time with several presentations to pull together and deliver, travel, etc. The prospect of going into that (likely) sick is not a pleasant thought.
     
  3. rlock

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    People that post threads about speaker cables
     
  4. BruceRPA

    BruceRPA AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Something has changed. Both Lowes and Home Depot require you to give them your drivers license when you want to return or exchange an inexpensive item such as a small $10 trash can. Granted, I didn’t have a receipt but the item was purchased for cash one week ago so it is still a current stock item. I actually wanted to exchange it for something different and do some additional shopping while I was there. Having to provide the information on my drivers license in order to complete a simple return or exchange is unacceptable to me. I am not about to give up such a source of identity theft to them. Only God knows where that information could go. Home Depot got to keep the $10. I left the store with my trash can and nothing else. I also left with the $250+ in my pocket that they could have had in exchange for a DeWalt or Wilwaukee tool kit that I have my eye on.

    They just don’t get it. Customer service and customer relations, that is. Allowing a customer to leave the store unhappy about the simple exchange of a $10 item is all the proof that is necessary to prove my point. Their new (?) policy discourages me from making future purchases and encourages me to seek their competition.

    So my pet peeve is any company that has lost sight of the critical need to provide good customer service and allows counterproductive policies or procedures to get in the way of doing so.
     
  5. philo426

    philo426 Super Member

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    I hear you!Lowes absolutely refuses to do a simple even exchange.You have to provide Recept and drivers license a Real time waster!
     
  6. CoogarXR

    CoogarXR Super Member

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    Well, I'll dial back a notch and say that I have a peeve about people who abuse return policies, and cause stores to invent ridiculously inconvenient policies.

    I got a little jaded when working for an electronics recycler that processed store returns. I'd see so much sabotage and box-swapping (putting a cheaper item in a more expensive items box and returning it).
     
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  7. Hak Foo

    Hak Foo Active Member

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    Cutesy retail vocabulary.

    You're an employee. Not a team member or an associate or any other fancy word. Is this a law firm? Are you getting paid $220 per hour to fax stuff due to pre-Cambrian obligations that don't recognize email as a valid means of communication? No? Then you're not an associate.

    I'm a customer. Not a guest. I feel like I should go into the break room, help myself to some snacks out of their fridge,, turn the TV to a different channel and incredibly loud, and then use the toilet and forget to flush. Hey, I'm a guest, you don't want to be rude to me!

    Also related: the tendency to oblige "perky/friendly" customer service behaviour. Solve my problem, ideally without having to involve a chain of managers reaching all the way to the CFO. That will make me happier than any amount of calling me by my name and wishing me a happy Administrative Professional's Day Eve ever could.
     
  8. noogies

    noogies My Favorite Woofers. Subscriber

    Threads on AK discussing favorite music or similar wherein posters feel obliged to put up video of their chosen artists or performances.

    Guys, just use your words. Chances are I'm already more than familiar with your entry (don't really need to hear "Sweet Home Alabama" for umpteen trillionth time) and if I need or want elaboration I can Google it. The videos just serve to clutter up my browser and slow down my computer.
     
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  9. Shominy

    Shominy Lunatic Member

    People complaining about theads. And browsers. And music vids. And particular songs. And bases opinion on 'chances'. And discussing clutter.

    :):jump::):jump::):jump::):jump::):jump::):jump::):jump::)
     
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  10. maxhifi

    maxhifi AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Blame the opioid crisis, it's unreal what kind of nonsense people get up to just to make a few bucks, ends up costing retailers a ton of money, and then coming back to people like you and me with increased prices and rules like giving driver's license info. They need to establish a pattern of the same D/L returning stolen items, or etc. Dishonest people always ruin things for everyone else!
     
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  11. Ronald1973

    Ronald1973 8-trackin', Hank, Sr. man

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    I interviewed for an assistant manager position for a regional convenience store chain. There was enough pet peevery there to write a book including being made to wait almost 20 minutes for my interview. However, I digress.

    Customers were "guests." Cashiers were "hosts" and "hostesses." This highfalutin hot shot regional boss was in there telling me how the company's priority wasn't to make money, but to make "the guest" happy. Oh, by the way, the job of a "host" or "hostess" was more important than his job! If the owners called him and said either he had to go or a "host" or "hostess" had to go, he would tell them to fire him because he didn't know the "guests" as well, and "guests" are a priority. Okay, if it's not important to make money, and my satisfaction is more important, send me home with enough fried chicken and biscuits to last me a month! :naughty:
     

     

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  12. noogies

    noogies My Favorite Woofers. Subscriber

    When people try to defuse an inflammatory comment, obviously meant to annoy or offend, by posting a bunch of smiley dudes. That doesn't make what you said funny. If you want to piss somebody off, either do it and suffer the consequences or don't bother at all.
     
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  13. Shominy

    Shominy Lunatic Member

    noogs
    There was no intent other than some (apparently) poor humor on my part. I'm sorry.
     
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  14. philo426

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    On a positive note I went to Wally World to exchange an air mattress that was leaking.I had the box but not the receiptt but I got an even exchange no muss no fuss....the way most transaction should be,
     
  15. noogies

    noogies My Favorite Woofers. Subscriber

    No worries. I'm on kind of a short fuse lately. Probably not a good time to be posting in the "pet peeves" thread. I'm sorry too.
     
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  17. Andyman

    Andyman Scroungus Stereophilus Subscriber

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    I didn't read 196 pages, but if for some reason it hasn't been mention it's the assholes who empty the breakroom coffee pot and don't brew a fresh one for the next guy.
    Litmus test for a self absorbed sociopath who cares for no one but themselves...

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  18. Bobcat

    Bobcat Sound Hound

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    You might consider decaf.
     
  19. Andyman

    Andyman Scroungus Stereophilus Subscriber

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    Naw, folks just need to do the right thing...
    I know. Tall order.

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  20. c.coyle

    c.coyle From the Fabulous Downtown Lounge Subscriber

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    No, he's right.

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