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

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  1. c.coyle

    c.coyle Fighting the Dunning-Kruger effect. Subscriber

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    Asking. EDIT: And wondering why you edited your post.
     

     

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  2. Route 66

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    People in a crowded parking lot who return to their cars and then just SIT there looking at their phones when they know that someone else could really use the parking space they're occupying!
     
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  3. Shominy

    Shominy Lunatic Member

    Here is an actual one, pulled from the forum- they are not hard to find.

    "Millennial here. Very disappointed to have to take Sears off the list of companies that I helped kill."

    Let's correct it...
    I am a millennial here. I am very disappointed to have to take Sears off the list of companies I helped kill.


    I know what usually causes it. It's internet and texting laziness... and it does bug me even though I am not an English major. :confused:
     
  4. Shominy

    Shominy Lunatic Member

    Related- people who don't return carts to the corral and let them roll into a car, or allow them to take up a parking spot.
     
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  5. c.coyle

    c.coyle Fighting the Dunning-Kruger effect. Subscriber

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    Doesn't bother me a bit.
     
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  6. Bill Ferris

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    And the same thing at packed gas stations !!
    Self centered/inconsiderate, God damn shmucks !!
     
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  7. satellite65

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    Perfume/Cologne. Almost all smell bad to me, and I can't believe how NASTY many of them smell, and the stench leaves a trail that lingers in their path for 5-10 minutes. There is a lady at work who wears one every day that smells like Raid ant & roach killer. People who force these smells on others are inconsiderate a-holes IMO.
     
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  8. Shominy

    Shominy Lunatic Member

    I didn't want to come off as a smart-ass, that's all.
     
  9. Shominy

    Shominy Lunatic Member

    Related- putting smokers and perfume counters at entrances to areas so that you get to experience all of it.
     
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  10. philo426

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    Gotta love the grammar police!(they)are so much fun!
     
  11. RickeyM

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    Telemarketers :rant: I thought this was over when I got a cell phone and got rid of a land line. It's a pet peeve but my mission is to get even. There was the auto warranty people. After pressing #2 to get on the no call list twice I waited to speak to a human.The cheerful lady came on and I said "I don't have a car why do you people keep calling me?". She hung up and I haven't been called back since. I got a call yesterday from a guy who said he was calling from "the pharmacy". Said he was calling to see how I was doing with my Viagra prescription. I got suspicious because I never asked for or been recommended to take the stuff. I asked what pharmacy he worked for, he said "somebody-so-and-so on-line pharmacy. I broke out laughing and hung up. The one who hasn't wised up yet is a local F.O.P. fundraiser. He calls up and asks "Is Dana there?". Of course you say no, then he says "Maybe you can help me" and launches into his fundraising spiel. He's called so much I recognize his voice and as soon as I hear "Is Dana there" I say no and hang up, not even giving him a chance to get started.
     

     

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  12. c.coyle

    c.coyle Fighting the Dunning-Kruger effect. Subscriber

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    Hell, I didn't take it that way. I never noticed the problem with no identifiers.
     
  13. toxcrusadr

    toxcrusadr Omelette du Fromage Subscriber

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    I got the pharmacy one last weekend for the first time. Guy said was from mumblemumble pharmacy asking if I still had pain 'in my back or legs.' Could have led him on but I just said "I have no idea what you're talking about" and clicked off. Always something new with these jokers.

    Re: Dana and the FOP, got a call once from some law enf. foundation and this kinda rude guy was really pressing for a donation. After two No's, "How about twenty bucks? You don't want to support the police?" in a rude sorta New Jersey accent. I sent an email to their association and got a response back that this was not the tone they want their people to take. Probably a paid solicitor.
     
  14. toxcrusadr

    toxcrusadr Omelette du Fromage Subscriber

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    Food wastage.

    Went into the QT (big convenience store with a roller grill) and was getting my bratwurst snack. Guy walks up, pulls out one of the warm buns in its clear clamshell, opens it up, throws the bun in the trash, and uses the container to get 3 naked bratwursts. I just think of all that goes into food. Someone tills, plants, fertilizes, puts down pesticides, harvests, transports and stores that grain. It's transported again, made into flour, packaged, transported again, package discarded, made into buns, packaged, transported again, repackaged, delivered to the store. Guy promptly throws it away completely uneaten. WTF.
     
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  15. CoogarXR

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    I may have already said this, but on the TV show Shark Tank, how EVERYONE starts their sentences with "So...".
    "So how much of your own money did you invest?"
    "So, we invested 100k of our own money"
    "So what are your plans?"
    "So we want to hire 10 more people..."
    and SO on.

    So, like, it drives me nuts. Watch it sometime. It almost has me thinking that it's scripted. How could EVERY person have that same word-whisker? They even had an immigrant guest with a heavy Asian accent, and he did it too!
     
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  16. RickeyM

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    If/when they call again I'm going to make them regret it. If they ask about chronic pain I'm going to say my butt hurts and what do they have for it. If they call about Viagra I'm going to ask for some of that 4-hour stuff. If the FOP fundraiser calls again I'm going to accuse him of being a nark and scream I'm not going back to jail again. If they ask about my credit card account I'll say I use a stolen identity and does it matter. Then there's the good ol' drunk routine.
    But the again, maybe not, it wouldn't be a pet peeve anymore :D
     
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  17. Tronk

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    Mine are...

    Dirty glass and mirrors
    Anything hanging crooked on a wall
    People stating the obvious.
     
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  18. Bill Ferris

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    I hear `ya tox, and I`m financially doing well, but I ABHOR WASTE, of all manner, but have been financially strapped IN THE PAST !!
    And people that I`ve come known/encounter over the years, that are struggling, seem to keep doing the things in their life that are wasteful, and they don`t understand why, even when their wasteful life style methods are clearly presented to them, in no uncertain ways !!

    So I give up on those who waste time, and money, trying to save, money/expense, in their mind, by wasting both !!

    Like was conveyed to me many decades ago: POOR/STRUGGLING PEOPLE USUALLY, AND OFTEN KEEP ON DOING THE THINGS THAT KEEP THEM POOR/SURPRESSED, AND WEATHY PEOPLE KEEP ON DOING THE THING`S THAT HELPED THEM BECOME WEATHY, AND USUALLY STAY WEATHY.
    No debate, I`m I going with this, just an, most of, 64 year old observation !!
     
  19. Judas Priest

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    I had that happen to me once here. An older gentelman filled up his car, paid and got back in. He then sat there apparently noting the odometer reading and how much gas he just bought.

    I waited and waited, and then I politely asked him if he could move on. He just didnĀ“t notice me waiting, and then quickly drove away.

    Politeness helps, but that just might not work in America...
     
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  20. noogies

    noogies My Favorite Woofers. Subscriber

    It's hard to tell because many of us skip that step and go directly to rage.
     
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