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 Posted:   Jan 30, 2015 - 7:59 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

Garden gnomes

People who have no concept of personal space and like to breathe down your neck as you're riding up an escalator

People who are uncomfortable with silence and therefore must fill it with nervous, tedious babble

Lesbians who think they have penises, and act accordingly

"Cute" fake food names for meat substitutes...chiken instead of chicken, bief instead of beef. Oh how clever.

People who leave you pissy voicemails and bitch that "you never answer the phone", as if you're sitting there purposely avoiding their calls instead of, ya know, doing something away from the freaking phone...

Obnoxious little promos that pop up on the corner of your screen during a TV show and succeed in doing nothing but distracting from what is being watched

People who insist on calling everybody honey and sweetie or buddy and "bruthah" because they lack the brain capacity to remember actual names of people they associate with...

Shrink wrap on DVD or blu-ray cases that does not come off easily and instead sticks to the case in little pieces that you can't remove without ruining the case altogether

Amazon or ebay dealers who always have an excuse as to why they can't ship a product in a timely manner. "My mother is sick." "Someone keeps stealing my stuff off the dock". "My cat has a hernia." If you're in business to sell products, freaking sell them efficiently or piss off!

Dudes who say they know everything about cars and can fix anything...who then proceed to poke around under the hood accomplishing nothing but wiping goo and gunk off the engine and making quizzical noises as if they're going to reach a logical conclusion.


My. I seem to be having a bit of a rant this morning. big grin



 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2015 - 8:20 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

@ David Sones- Awesome rant! smile

A few more...

Twitter.
Facebook.
Every girl in town 17-80 have tattoos.
People checking out small talk with the cashier.
When you get to the cashier the same time as someone else they won't let you go first even when you have three items and they have a hundred.
Buying a product or service means totally giving up my right to privacy.
Any corporate tracking device and sharing of information.
Any entity that is putting my private information online without my permission.
Mass population that just falls for the next fabricated "big thing" in society.
Time Travel (It's utterly impossible)

 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2015 - 8:31 AM   
 By:   Charles Thaxton   (Member)

Trying to speak on the phone with Time-Warner....

 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2015 - 11:02 AM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

George Clooney lectures. Does he ever make a film in which he’s not lecturing someone? Saw “Gravity” for the first time last week and I was enjoying it until Ryan’s “visitation” from Matt near the end. Just about ruined it for me with the way he delivered his lines coming off as another lecture.

 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2015 - 7:31 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

Bulk pricing in grocery stores.

"Four for $5.00" Why not just label it $1.25 each?

"Five for $4.00" Why not just label it $0.80 each?

Perhaps certain individuals think you have to buy four in order to get the $5 price. Does marking it this way actually boost sales? Any grocers out there who want to fess up?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2015 - 8:24 PM   
 By:   Nightingale   (Member)

Bulk pricing in grocery stores.

"Four for $5.00" Why not just label it $1.25 each?

"Five for $4.00" Why not just label it $0.80 each?

Perhaps certain individuals think you have to buy four in order to get the $5 price. Does marking it this way actually boost sales? Any grocers out there who want to fess up?



Or a variation of this when they have 12 packs of pop/soda on sale, 3 for $9.99 or $5.50 each. Sometimes I don't need a pallet of pop, I just want a freakin' 12 pack at a good price.

 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2015 - 9:22 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

people who walk out of movies before the credits finish rolling

Especially annoying when the main credits (Directed By, Written By, Starring, Music By, ect.) are at the end of the movie, and the people in the rows ahead of me stand up as they shuffle out so I can't freaking read them. mad At least wait until the main credits are finished before leaving.

 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2015 - 9:25 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)


Perhaps certain individuals think you have to buy four in order to get the $5 price.


I think this is the precise reason why prices are displayed in this manner...you wouldn't believe the amount of people who will bring up EXACTLY ten cans of cat food when it's on sale "ten for $10", even if they don't have to buy that many to get the $1.00-per-can price.

 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2015 - 12:22 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

When people get a document, make changes, and then re-name it before sending it back.

 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2015 - 11:27 AM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

News anchors who think they can do comedy, WHILE THEY'RE DOING THE NEWS.

(e.g. Ari Shapiro crowing like a rooster for some comedy bit on NPR Morning Edition this week; Steve Inskeep practically every time he opens his stupid yap.)

 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2015 - 2:20 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

My latest pet peeve are nose rings or those things they actually stick in the nose and it hangs out. Disgusting and ugly. Why not just walk around with your finger up your nose. That would be more attractive.

 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2015 - 2:34 PM   
 By:   The Thing   (Member)

Shrink wrap on DVD or blu-ray cases that does not come off easily and instead sticks to the case in little pieces that you can't remove without ruining the case altogether


That little strip on CD or DVD shrink wrap, where you're supposed to find the loose bit of the tab, and just peel it off around the case, and then easily remove the shrink wrap.

I still just run my fingernail along the edge of the CD to break it, as I have always done, which takes about a second to do.

However, since the invention of that little strip (however many years ago it was now), my nail either gets stuck there because the strip is stronger than the main wrapping, or even worse I end up with a slightly broken nail after trying to force my way through that bit more quickly.

And then when I do subsequently unwrap it, sometimes that strip is the only bit that stays stuck to the case because of its adhesive properties!

Grrr, how on earth did people manage before that strip was invented???? (sarcasm)

 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2015 - 2:41 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

@ The Thing- Ironically all that wrapping, sticky tape was meant to curve stealing. But with online pirating running unchecked it seems kinda pointless. Once again punishing the good guys who actually buy the products.

 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2015 - 3:42 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Putting words in quotes for "emphasis" instead of for what quotes were originally intended.

 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2015 - 4:24 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Putting words in quotes for "emphasis" instead of for what quotes were originally intended.

Yeah but its such a pain to type [ i ] and [ /i ] when quotes are so much "faster".

 
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