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

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

  1. 2011etec

    2011etec Super Member

    Ordered a sonic tooth cleaner from amazon.Lovely looking product,instructions might as well be on microfilm! Now I have to find a magnifying glass.Why cant they make the lettering bigger for gods sake.
     

     

    Please register to disable this ad.

  2. toxcrusadr

    toxcrusadr AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    30,549
    Location:
    Central Missouri
    Going back a couple pages, you guys hear about that lady in CA who returned her dead Christmas tree on Jan. 4th to Costco, and actually got a refund? That's the other side of the returns coin. Bugs me that they give out refunds when they're clearly not justified.
     
    invaderzim and Mitkraft like this.
  3. 2011etec

    2011etec Super Member

    Yeh I read that one and I'm fervently hoping that woman has never had children.If she did their doomed.
     
    Mitkraft likes this.
  4. Quadman2

    Quadman2 Super Member

    Messages:
    3,810
    This morning at the grocery store saw this dude(dud), pick up with bare hands some individual buns, then throw them back into the bin. Was gonna confront but the OS was with me...she hates public confrontation. Me? I don't mind. Getting more "squeaky wheel" as time goes on...I guess? Maybe more of us has to do this?

    Q
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2018
    noogies likes this.
  5. noogies

    noogies My Favorite Woofers. Subscriber

    I usually do, and I never regret it unless the wife is with me.
     
    Quadman2 likes this.
  6. BruceRPA

    BruceRPA AK Subscriber Subscriber

    How true! Doing that has become an entire industry. Its all over the internet and is the bread-and-butter of every mainstream media outlet. They are really good at it too. Sadly, that is far, far beyond being just a pet peeve.

    Come to think of it though, I have a couple of people that I work with that seem to take great pleasure out of turning every screw they can just to see how difficult they can make things for everyone else. That’s really sick. It doesn’t improve their life at all. It just seems to them that it lowers the relative position of those around them. Now THERE is a pet peeve of mine, at the very least, too!
     
    Djcoolray likes this.
  7. vinowino

    vinowino Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    776
    Location:
    Cambridge. New Zealand.
    Drivers who park and encroach into an adjoining park by the distance of their wheels (front or back or side in a paralell or angle) thus making the park unusable for others.
     
    Mitkraft likes this.
  8. Zekeman

    Zekeman AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    2,371
    Location:
    Chicago
    In the USA our Rules of the Road state to proceed into the intersection when waiting to make a left turn. In heavy traffic sometimes only one or two cars will be able to turn once the yellow caution light comes on. Some people, when the light turns green, will not proceed into the intersection to wait to make their turn. Instead they wait at the line and sometimes, will not even attempt to turn, even when the yellow light comes on!!! And...no cars get through!!! Drives me nuts.
     
    John James, Ronald1973 and Mitkraft like this.
  9. Bobcat

    Bobcat Sound Hound

    Messages:
    825
    Location:
    EC Indiana
    Listen, if you’re the first car in a turn lane, please pay attention and GO when the light turns green so more than 3 cars are able to turn before the light turns red again.
    Thank you.
     
    Te-Te likes this.

     

    Please register to disable this ad.

  10. 2011etec

    2011etec Super Member

    I'm always screaming, which shade of green are you waiting for?,lol.
     
  11. Ronald1973

    Ronald1973 8-trackin', Hank, Sr. man

    Messages:
    1,347
    Location:
    Steele, MO
    I remark to myself that they must've gotten their license at Sears and Roebuck!
     
  12. meggy

    meggy AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    34,774
    Location:
    Phoenix
    Going out into the intersection in Phoenix, especially behind another car is taking huge risk because of the red light running being the norm.
     
  13. BruceRPA

    BruceRPA AK Subscriber Subscriber

    I agree with the frustrations expressed above regarding traffic lights at intersections and turning lanes. However, there are many such circumstances when I am first in line when I intentionally wait for a few seconds to be certain that oncoming crossing traffic is actually going to stop. A long history of surviving riding motorcycles has conditioned me to be very wary of anything that is moving ahead of me, or could begin to move, when I approach a potential point of impact. Jumping a green light is a sure way to get killed if the last inattentive jackass tries to sneak through at the end of a yellow light.

    There are two parallel roads near my home that are only about 500’ apart. They both intersect with a very busy 4-lane road. It is very common to see vehicles completely miss the first traffic light and blow through the first intersection and stop at the second light. If I am the first in line when the traffic light changes, I will wait until I am absolutely certain that both oncoming lanes are going to stop before I enter the intersection. There have been many grizzly wrecks where people get T-boned at that intersection. I have been honked at more than once when the light turned green. But I am alive to tell the story.

    Considering all of the above, I have a real problem with people that take their good old time and dawdle while turning through a busy intersection. They have no thought or consideration for all of the other vehicles behind them waiting to make it through the same intersection. I have been known to say bad words when I get stuck waiting for another cycle because of some numbnuts that is oblivious of, or just doesn’t care about, the world around him.
     
  14. Shominy

    Shominy Lunatic Member

    All of the time.
    [​IMG]

    All of the time whether lack of foresight or jumping the line. Either way.
    [​IMG]
     
    invaderzim, lokerola and Te-Te like this.
  15. Shominy

    Shominy Lunatic Member

    ... and then YOU'RE the jackass if you don't let them in. Let us not forget the ones who are willing to trade paint to this end.
    [​IMG]

    If people C-O-U-L-D be sensible from both lanes, this is actually better because it could be an alternate merge, zipper lane. It is dysfunctional in the real world though.

    -----------------------------------------


    "Listen. Nowadays you have to think like a hero just to merely be a decent human being." -Barley Blair, The Russia House

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2018
  16. Shominy

    Shominy Lunatic Member

    As always- a huge one for me

    [​IMG]
     
    John James, soundmotor and Te-Te like this.
  17. judsonw

    judsonw Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    570
    Location:
    Bellingham, WA, USA
    One of mine is from the movie Inception and how since then any time there is a thing in a thing (in a thing) it becomes "Thing-ception". Inception did not refer to dream in a dream in a dream; it was the implanting of an idea into a person's subconscious to induce character change.
     

     

    Please register to disable this ad.

  18. Zekeman

    Zekeman AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    2,371
    Location:
    Chicago
    HA! Love the responses. The Nazi-like cameras I understand but the rules of the road are as such. If you are the first/next car to proceed into the intersection - by-goodness- get yer butt out there and prepare to turn left!! If heavy traffic exists...when the traffic clears (and the light changes from yellow to red) then it is legal to clear the intersection even after the light is red. SCREW the companies who manage the big-brother cameras.

    Cheers!

    Zeke
     
  19. soundmotor

    soundmotor super modified Subscriber

    I had this happen at an auto parts store recently from the cashier. The only time he looked up was when he took my money & returned the change. Now I am torked again.

     
  20. Erik Tracy

    Erik Tracy Super Member

    Messages:
    1,516
    Beware of truecars.com

    I was shopping around for Honda CRV prices, decided what the heck, I'll checkout the services thru truecars.com, signed up, divulged the required contact info and within 5 minutes of surfing around the pricing, I get a call from a local Honda dealer.

    Bad on me for not reading the fine print - did not think that my personal info would be blasted out to local dealers. Argh....
     
    invaderzim, lokerola and John James like this.

Share This Page