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

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

  1. 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.
     

     

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  2. Shominy

    Shominy Lunatic Member

    All of the time.
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    All of the time whether lack of foresight or jumping the line. Either way.
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  3. 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.
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    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.

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  4. Shominy

    Shominy Lunatic Member

    As always- a huge one for me

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  5. judsonw

    judsonw Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  6. Zekeman

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    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
     

     

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  7. 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.

     
  8. Erik Tracy

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    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....
     
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  9. rkgren1

    rkgren1 Well-Known Member

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    People's casual actions reveal a lot.

    Don't like what you see in someone at first glance?
    Don't worry, keep looking.
    It gets worse.

    I met a woman and became enamoured with her.
    An absolutely brilliant woman with a sparkling personality.
    God! She was smart, energetic and sexy!
    And she liked me.

    I went to visit her at her home one fine afternoon, several hours from my house.
    I had known her for a year, but only saw her at work and away from home.

    She was repotting plants in her backyard when I got there.
    As I watched, she yanked one out of its pot, dumped the old, black rotted dirt into her trash can, and scooped brand new petrochemically enhanced dirt from a lime green and yellow plastic bag of brand new.....clean, dry, pristine petro-dirt, and stuck her plant into it.
    I watched this for a while, bemused by the absurdity.

    I attempted to point out that the old dirt was actually better than the new because it had decomposed somewhat, releasing nutrients, and at the very least she could just put that old dirty dirt in her flower beds around her house, and that that rotted material would improve the soil in her flowebeds.
    She could put the old dirt right there, on the ground, where the dirt lives.
    She was not buying it.
    She spilled some on the grass, stopped work, swept it up with a broom and dust pan, and put it in the trash.

    She did the dirt replacement thing over and over until her big old flip-top trash can was half-full of year-old dirt, thrown away to make room for brand new dirt, fresh from a dirt factory.
    Dirt as trash.
    Earth used up and thrown away.

    I bit my tongue that day and gave her and the relationship the benefit of the doubt for a while longer.
    I learned over time that.... well, you might venture a guess about how she treats people.

    Watch what people do, and they will tell you about themselves via their casual actions.
     
  10. whoaru99

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    "Sorry if that offends you."

    I bet you have a bridge for sale too. LOL.
     
  11. CoogarXR

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    People who drive in town (on a well lit street) with their high-beams on.

    I can understand on dark, rural roads, especially during deer season. But on a city street with street lights every 100ft? If you're that blind, call a cab.
     

     

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  12. Sakas

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    Social media.



    'nuff said. (I'm 34 by the way)
     
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  13. Shominy

    Shominy Lunatic Member

    Heh. THIS is social media. But I like the irony of it all.
     
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  14. sobolan

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    People who live in the dark and then complain.

    A lot of my neighbors have blinds on their windows (the kind that are out side and if used they block light completely, don't know the term) and they keep them pulled down all the time and almost never open the windows.

    God gave us a sun to have light and warmth. Natural light is the most valuable thing to have in a home and these people aren't far from bricking up their windows. And then they complain: I can't get rid of the mould, my rooms are damp, the air in the house smells funny, I spent a lot of money on new lightbulbs, I had to buy a dehumidifier and so on.

    People! Open your god damn windows! Let the FREE healty air and light get in. During recent renovations I spent a lot of money moving my bedroom from a dark room where you would need to keep the light on even in the middle of the day, to a south facing one. It feels great to have natural light from dawn to dusk and to be able to open the windows and breathe the fresh morning air
     
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  15. Sakas

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    :eek::eek::eek:
     
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  16. 1970's Fan

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    You are exactly right! There’s a good reason why natural light feels good. Combined with good air circulation, natural light is essential for helping to keep dampness at bay. The very toxic black mould that most often is the result can be deadly. It is also difficult to remedy and dry walls need to be cut out and replaced because they are porous, so washing it off is only temporary and if dried on mould is disturbed, it can send the spores airbourne!
    Perhaps the people who keep their blinds closed are defensive against nosey people. I knew an old lady went through a long period of that.
     

     

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  17. 1970's Fan

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    Was her job “human resources” by any chance? Oh, how I hate that job title! It reveals what the employer thinks of its staff. Not a person as “personnel manager” reveals, but a resource to be used. I suppose we’re lucky they acknowledge the fact that we are humans.
     
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  18. 1970's Fan

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    I was buying a protective mask for spray painting and wood dust. The first one I liked was £32 but the delivery charge was £15 because I live in the Scottish highlands. Their standard delivery charge otherwise, is £6. They start by saying their charge is for the mainland but I am on the mainland and our main roads are good. The next company wanted £18 but Screwfix charged £6 so they apparently, have better knowledge of the geographical locations of towns in Scotland or have satnavs that work. Charging three times the price for delivery to us is an excuse lots of companies use but not all. Screwfix isn’t any further away than the others. Screwfix got my custom.
     
  19. CoogarXR

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    Why is it, that on every lobster commercial, they show the person slamming a bite of lobster into the butter cup so hard that it splashes all the butter out (and if goes all over the table)? Like anybody does that, lol.
     
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  20. invaderzim

    invaderzim Active Member

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    People that post pictures of themselves, their partner or their kids in restaurant reviews on Yelp. I don't care what your family looks like, I'm just looking at the pictures to see the food and the inside of the restaurant. A closeup of your kid is of no help what-so-ever.
    I mostly quit reading the reviews and switched to just seeing what the food looked like sometime back because most people are insane and their opinions are often idiotic. And there are the fun long winded reviews that start with "me and Jim were driving through town and wanted something to eat..." Seriously? We need a story about the entire process of coming to the restaurant?
     
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