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After organizing my DVD collection, I think I found my newest pet peeve: multi-lingual labels on DVD cases. With English and French being offical languages in Canada, I can understand the need to put both languages on the cases; but it makes them look terribly gaudy and often makes the wording small since both languages have to fit on the spine of the case.

What annoys everyone here?




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Complaintive Canadians.

In seriousity, I'd say rocks in my shoe.



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    Originally posted by Lexus
    Complaintive Canadians.


I just did a spit take!

Mine is towns like the one I am in encouraging gulls or pigeons or geese to be around. It's dirty, it's nasty and I am so tired of stepping in and around birdcrap or dodging birds taking off when a crowd chases them on a streetcorner.

did I mention I hate pigeons, Gulls and Geese (only the geese that hang around and crap all over, not the pretty ones flying south for the winter or whatever)



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Since: 7.2.02
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Count me with the "pigeons are rats with feathers" group as well. We had a couple nesting in our car port for months - thankfully, not over our car but over our neighbor's car. Seriously - those things are crap factories.

Driving makes up the majority of my pet peeves - right now, my largest issue is with people who refuse to speed up to the flow of traffic when entering the freeway. Or worse yet, they get freaked out and *stop* instead of gently merging.

(edited by Leroy on 16.7.08 1621)




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Going to a fast food resturaunt (or their drive-thru) and seeing that they are closed even though by their listed closing time they should still be open for another 5 to 10 minutes. I absolutely steam when I pull up to the drive-thru speaker and they shut the lights off on me, even though they are supposed to be open another 5 to 10 minutes.

And on a similar note, when I go into a place 30 minutes before they are to close and they tell me their kitchen is closed for the evening.



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90% of the time, I order an iced beverage from Starbucks or the local coffee joint of choice. The recipe is simple - fill the cup with beverage, then add ice. WHY there are some baristas who INSIST on trying to cram AS MUCH ICE AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE into the cup, so that the weak-assed lid BARELY holds everything in - NOT taking into account that putting in the straw is going to be the tipping point - I don't understand that at all and if I'm ever on the news for doing something irrational, going to back to the Starbucks after getting a drink like that will be it.

Seriously, if the top of the ice is floating above the lip of the cup like the top of the iceberg that sunk the Titanic poking out of the North Atlantic, IT IS TOO MUCH ICE.



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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.36
    Originally posted by JayJayDean
    90% of the time, I order an iced beverage from Starbucks or the local coffee joint of choice. The recipe is simple - fill the cup with beverage, then add ice. WHY there are some baristas who INSIST on trying to cram AS MUCH ICE AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE into the cup


When this happens to a buddy of mine, he always replies:

"I ordered a (insert drinks name), not a snowcone."



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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.42
People who drive slow in the left lane.



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Since: 10.1.08
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.14
    Originally posted by PeterStork
    People who drive slow in the left lane.


People who think I'm driving slow in the left lane, when I'm actually going at the limit or just over it. For instance, tonight I was going 70 mph in a 65 zone and the guy behind me flashes me twice to speed up... even with an open lane to the right. Forgive me for obeying the law and trying to do what I can to avoid racial profiling on the highway. Not trying to bash or disrespect you, PeterStork, just trying to present the flipside to having to deal with those types of situations.

Oh, and all New Jersey drivers suck ass.

(edited by supersalvadoran on 17.7.08 0150)
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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
    Originally posted by supersalvadoran
      Originally posted by PeterStork
      People who drive slow in the left lane.


    People who think I'm driving slow in the left lane, when I'm actually going at the limit or just over it. For instance, tonight I was going 70 mph in a 65 zone and the guy behind me flashes me twice to speed up... even with an open lane to the right. Forgive me for obeying the law and trying to do what I can to avoid racial profiling on the highway. Not trying to bash or disrespect you, PeterStork, just trying to present the flipside to having to deal with those types of situations.

    Oh, and all New Jersey drivers suck ass.

    (edited by supersalvadoran on 17.7.08 0150)


If that happened to you in VA, you could get a ticket for impeding traffic. Yes, even though you were going faster than the limit. You must pull to the right, when safe to do so, so faster traffic can pass (if they flashed their lights at you).

An ex of mine got a ticket for not pulling to the right in such a situation. $150 ticket.



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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.14
    Originally posted by Zeruel

    If that happened to you in VA, you could get a ticket for impeding traffic. Yes, even though you were going faster than the limit. You must pull to the right, when safe to do so, so faster traffic can pass (if they flashed their lights at you).

    An ex of mine got a ticket for not pulling to the right in such a situation. $150 ticket.


That sucks, because knowing my luck, I'm in a no-win situation there. I understand if it was a police officer or some other emergency vehicle. But I'm possibly forced to make one or two choices:
A: Speed up even more and possibly get a ticket.
B: Do what I was instructed by my defensive driving teacher and keep driving as I was and not let the jerk affect my focus... and still possibly get a ticket for 'impeding' that driver? That driver that so desperately needed to shave 2 minutes off their commute that they nearly run me over on a open highway???

And I know the 'racial profiling' comment may seem a bit paranoid, but trust me, it happens a lot on Long Island. I alone have been pulled over for incredably stupid stuff, like not putting your turn signal within a 1000 feet of the turn and not having my wipers turned on at a sufficent speed while raining. Seriously, if you're a minority here, the cops seem to want to write you up really badly.
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.00
    Originally posted by supersalvadoran
    But I'm possibly forced to make one or two choices:
    A: Speed up even more and possibly get a ticket.
    B: Do what I was instructed by my defensive driving teacher and keep driving as I was and not let the jerk affect my focus... and still possibly get a ticket for 'impeding' that driver? That driver that so desperately needed to shave 2 minutes off their commute that they nearly run me over on a open highway???


C. As stated, get over into the right lane when it is safe to.

Also, if it's an open highway, what were you doing in the left lane to begin with? If you're going the speed limit, stay in the right lane, unless some baby boomer is doing 45 on the highway and you need to get around them.



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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.45
When I get a donut (or bagel/muffin) at Dunkin Donuts, and while they take the time to use a piece of tissue paper specifically not to touch whatever I am buying, they ruin the thought by butting the tissue paper in the bag along with what I've bought. That never made sense to me, and I always ask for another one and for them not to include said paper in the bag.

...and supersalvadoran, the law in NJ is "stay right except to pass" - there's no reason, legally or logically, for you to be driving in the left lane if you're not passing.
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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.88
Yeah, gotta agree with supersalvadoran up to the open right lane part. If the right lane is open, I get in it. If I am passing a truck or slow vehicle, I will go the speed limit or slightly over. When someone pulls up behind me, flashing their lights and practically frothing at the mouth, that annoys the hell out of me.

Y'know what else really grinds my gears? People who go the SAME f-ing speed as the person in the lane next to them, thereby holding up all the traffic behind them. Or by the same standard, people who poke along on the road, you go to pass, and they SPEED UP.




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Holding the door for someone and they just walk right in without saying anything.

My solution: I say "You're Welcome!" really loudly. Then if the tool turns around and says "Excuse me?", I say "Ah, I thought you thanked me. I guess you didn't". Makes them look like an idiot every time.



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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.13
    Originally posted by TwisterF5
    Holding the door for someone and they just walk right in without saying anything.

    My solution: I say "You're Welcome!" really loudly. Then if the tool turns around and says "Excuse me?", I say "Ah, I thought you thanked me. I guess you didn't". Makes them look like an idiot every time.


You didn't have to hold the door open. If you're being curteous just for the satisfaction of getting a thanks then you're not being curteous, you're an attention whore. I fail to see how it makes them look idiotic; you'd be the nimrod that caused a scene out of something ordinary and mundane as using a door.

All I'm saying: If it's a badge of honor you want, go join the boy scouts. If you're too old to join, you'd best grow up.

Let me know when you do this and the person turns around and breaks your nose for your behavior.

*Also, as bad as some of these situations sound, imagine if they happened while you had a rock in your shoe.*

(edited by Lexus on 17.7.08 1108)


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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.07
    Originally posted by Lexus
      Originally posted by TwisterF5
      Holding the door for someone and they just walk right in without saying anything.

      My solution: I say "You're Welcome!" really loudly. Then if the tool turns around and says "Excuse me?", I say "Ah, I thought you thanked me. I guess you didn't". Makes them look like an idiot every time.


    You didn't have to hold the door open. If you're being curteous just for the satisfaction of getting a thanks then you're not being curteous, you're an attention whore. I fail to see how it makes them look idiotic; you'd be the nimrod that caused a scene out of something ordinary and mundane as using a door.

    All I'm saying: If it's a badge of honor you want, go join the boy scouts. If you're too old to join, you'd best grow up.

    Let me know when you do this and the person turns around and breaks your nose for your behavior.

    *Also, as bad as some of these situations sound, imagine if they happened while you had a rock in your shoe.*

    (edited by Lexus on 17.7.08 1108)


And now we know your answer to the thread too!

On topic, mine has to be when people leave the lights on all the time. Computer monitors too. There are off switches for a reason.

(edited by samoflange on 17.7.08 1111)


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Since: 18.2.04
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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.12
    Originally posted by Lexus
      Originally posted by TwisterF5
      Holding the door for someone and they just walk right in without saying anything.

      My solution: I say "You're Welcome!" really loudly. Then if the tool turns around and says "Excuse me?", I say "Ah, I thought you thanked me. I guess you didn't". Makes them look like an idiot every time.


    You didn't have to hold the door open. If you're being curteous just for the satisfaction of getting a thanks then you're not being curteous, you're an attention whore. I fail to see how it makes them look idiotic; you'd be the nimrod that caused a scene out of something ordinary and mundane as using a door.

    All I'm saying: If it's a badge of honor you want, go join the boy scouts. If you're too old to join, you'd best grow up.

    Let me know when you do this and the person turns around and breaks your nose for your behavior.

    *Also, as bad as some of these situations sound, imagine if they happened while you had a rock in your shoe.*

    (edited by Lexus on 17.7.08 1108)


Ah, so that was YOU i held the door for, huh? Ha!.. relax, Mr Overdramatic.

Nobody's looking for a "badge of honor".. it's a simple courtesy. And people who are like that are either too much of a pretentious jackass to say a simple thanks for a simple courtesy, or they sure as hell weren't raised right.
These are the same people who order waiters around and basically think they're above everyone else.






(edited by TwisterF5 on 18.7.08 0639)

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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.57
Baby Boomers on Harleys doing 35 mph on a two lane highway (speed 55mph) riding staggered and weaving, making it impossible to safely pass.
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Since: 25.6.03
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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.10
I have two, in particular, right now.

#1 - People who get on elevators before letting others off. I understand there are times when a person getting off is slow or it's on a level between the top and ground floors. However, when an elevator reaches the ground floor and there are 7 people looking to get off, that's not your cue to walk in as if the elevator was coming just for you. I'm considering giving one of those running Hogan elbows next time someone does that.

#2 - People in 200-ton trucks and SUVs with tires bigger than my car stopping before going over railroad tracks. What in the almighty-loving f#%k are you doing with that vehicle if a couple of train tracks scare the piss out of you? It's better for your suspension if you coast over the tracks anyway.



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