something From United Kingdom, joined May 2011, 1633 posts, RR: 20 Posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3769 times:
The older I get, the grumpier I seem to become. There seem to be infinite properties of people that bother the hell out of me.
I hate it when people eat with their mouths open, or when they shake their leg, or when they cough every 2 seconds, or when they pull their snot up instead of blowing their nose, or, or, or.. I think I'm quite ninja-like in my demeanor, in that I hardly make any noises at all. So I think, if I can be that considerate to the people around me, why can't they be?
So that got me thinking.. what are your pet peeves, things that really bother you and may, or may not, put disturbingly violent images in your head?
Braniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 2857 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3743 times:
Blatant errors in capitalization, spelling, punctuation and normal grammar. (I don't care about gerunds and things like that.)
"Texting" writing, with the numbers, half written words, and conforming to none of the above. Being 15, I see this often. I always write properly, regardless if I am texting, sending an IM, email... It drives me up the wall. Then they tell me I write "formal" because I capitalize words when they need to be. By generation is... sad.
The 747 will always be the TRUE queen of the skies!
seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 10722 posts, RR: 16 Reply 6, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3682 times:
My number one on the list is drivers on CA-12 here in STS. This has been a peeve of mine for about 2 years now. What happens is, starting at the traffic light at Fulton/Wright headed east for about 6 miles to Farmers Lane is freeway. There are a number of people who believe both:
A) The speed limit is 50MPH
B) The left lane is theirs and theirs alone
Both are used in combination. Meaning: Driver A is travelling at 51MPH. Driver B is travelling at 50MPH. Driver A gets in the left maintaning 51MPH to pass Driver B. Driver A never bothers to check his/her rearview mirror or the signs that say "Speed 65."
Another thing that bothers me is people who believe they are the only people in a crowded store who are to be served. They don't even take into account the other people in line or anyone else but themselves.
People who's only disability is they can not stop eating. I am not saying pump iron for hours at the gym but, instead of that porterhouse steak and mashed potatos both drowning in gravy for a midnight snack, how about walking around the block instead?
kfllcfii From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3283 posts, RR: 32 Reply 7, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3680 times:
"This is true."
-People who, when in the left turn lane at an intersection of a 4+ lane roadway where only the cross traffic has a stop sign, come to a complete stop to allow the cross traffic to make a left turn in front of them first. If the intersection is clear, just follow through with the turn!! I can't see around your butt to know if the through-traffic is completely clear if I proceed from the stop sign.
-People who, when making a right turn on green, pause to allow those opposite to make a left turn in front of them first. It's your go!!
-People making a right turn on red who don't yield to the cross traffic making a u-turn on green.
-Bicyclists sharing the roadway. Why this is legal and expected in some places is beyond me. Pedestrians stand far better against bicyclists on the sidewalk than bicyclists do against any vehicles on the roadway.
-Cashiers who take more time to ring up one item than it took me to walk all the way back to get it.
-Requiring a manager to insert a key/code into the register just because they accidentally scanned an item twice.
-Advocates of the metric system who dump on the imperial system, yet have no problem with knowing there are 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour, 24 hours in a day, 365.25 days in a year, 360 degrees in a circle, etc etc.
-People complaining that we're taking too long to respond to their noisy neighbor call. Sorry, we'll put the gunshot victim and the five-car pileup with rollover and entrapments back in pending.
Quoting N243NW (Reply 3): People that assume that I'm trying to "compensate" by having a gigantic camera lens
Or a big truck. If and when I get a big truck, I'd be more than happy to prove anyone wrong.
[Edited 2011-12-26 20:14:34]
"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
flyboyseven From Canada, joined Feb 2007, 903 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3677 times:
People wearing poppies after remembrance day. I saw someone with one a full two weeks afterwards this year.
Empty flag poles beside or near occupied flag poles. At my high school there was two poles right next to each other and one a little ways away. The single pole had the Canadian flag and one of the two together had the BC flag. The third right next to it was empty.
Getting a cup of tea where the tea is more than half an inch below the top of the mug. Bugs the heck out of me.
There are more, most completely irrational, but these are the most common ones.
As long as the number of take-offs equals the number of landings...you're doing fine.
JoeCanuck From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 5258 posts, RR: 30 Reply 11, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3654 times:
The tragically comic fallacy of per capita carbon emissions and other climate hypocrisies. Delegates spew tons of carbon into the atmosphere to meet in a S.Africa resort to point their fingers at Canada, yet somehow ignore the oil spills from Russian production, (gee...the EU lives off of Russian gas so let's not piss them off...they might shut off the taps...again), or the #2 supplier of oil to the USA, Venezuela and the people dying on the stinking pool that is Lake Maracaibo.
As well, it's ok for India, China and Brazil to continue to increase their carbon production since they are developing countries. That each of those 'developing' countries has an aerospace industry...well...we'll ignore that cuz we need their cheap t-shirts and call centers.
Al Gore and David Suzuki can't shut their yaps about carbon emissions yet they live in mansions...and they wonder why more and more people are turning away from their message. Perhaps it's because they've shown time and again they can't live by their own words...yet they want everyone else to.
Their hypocrisy knows almost no bounds and certainly no shame. Lead by example...then you may get some of your credibility back.
type-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4723 posts, RR: 20 Reply 12, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3632 times:
Food product boxes that are now so thin they collapse when you grab them. Cereal boxes are the worst.
People who make right turns from the left lanes (and vice versa) on roadways. Aren't they paying attention to where they are going? What about planning your exit's from the freeway so this doesn't happen?
People with absolutely no common sense at all. A lot of times these people have important high paying jobs too.
People who still write checks at retail stores. Usually they take so long doing it that you would think they are writing the check in calligraphy!
People who use the self check out machines in grocery stores that just go to the machine, press the start key and then just stand there and stare at the screen. There ought to be a law....
People on Ebay or Craigslist who state the following:
"Item is in absolutely mint condition except for...... (cracks in the surface, item's been dropped & damaged over the years, surfaces have aged significantly, etc.) If it's not like new it's not mint! Get it?
People who call ANYTHING from the 50's or 60's EAMES ERA on the same as above.
People who are selling appliances, electronics, etc on the same as above and they run the item in one auction, the power cord in another auction and even the users guide in another auction. Don't they realize that people will pay more for a complete item?
People who have no consideration at all for others, they only think of themselves!
Fly North Central Airlines..The route of the Northliners!
seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 10722 posts, RR: 16 Reply 13, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3629 times:
Quoting kfllcfii (Reply 7): -Bicyclists sharing the roadway. Why this is legal and expected in some places is beyond me
One word: murder.
There are many MANY roads where there is no alternative but for a bicyclist to ride on the road. What gets me is when a car/truck driver can see there is no oncoming traffic for 10 miles ahead but does not pass the bicyclist! WTF???
Quoting kfllcfii (Reply 7): Cashiers who take more time to ring up one item than it took me to walk all the way back to get it.
-Requiring a manager to insert a key/code into the register just because they accidentally scanned an item twice.
Sometimes these two go hand-in-hand. Or, the cashier just got back from break and has to log into the system and answer all the register questions. Also, the manager might have entered the code in wrong so the software has to make sure. Enter the second time entering.
Quoting kfllcfii (Reply 7): Advocates of the metric system who dump on the imperial system, yet have no problem with knowing there are 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour, 24 hours in a day, 365.25 days in a year, 360 degrees in a circle,
So, in England or India there are not 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour and so forth?
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39425 posts, RR: 76 Reply 14, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3595 times:
-People who talk loud
-People who hold gratuitous conversations on their cellphones while in public
-People who have no consideration for their neighbors and play loud music and/or make their place look a mess
-People who have no control over their pets; mainly large vicious dog owners and exotic pet owners
-Women that shave down there...
-Compact fluorescent light-bulbs
747m8te From Australia, joined Aug 2008, 422 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3581 times:
Hmmm have a few...
On the roads:
-People who use their indicator lights AFTER they have already turned or started to turn...seriously you may not bother as I can now see what you are doing, the purpose of the indicator lights in your use has been wasted, they are just that to 'indicate' your intentions!
-Bicyclist who hog the road when there are bike lane space designated for them, you don't pay rego, be thankful that you have been provided with a bike lane and use it!
At the aiport:
-Passengers who aim to arrive at the check-in close time...then get upset when I deny them travel when they are five minutes late, you aim to check-in at the close out time? that's just stupid!
-Passengers who turn up late at the airport with excess luggage thinking the airline will waive it, sorry nice try but no!
-Passengers who turn up late in general (lol)
Flown on: DHC8Q200,DHC8Q400,E-170,E-190,A320,A332,A333,A343,MD80,B733,B734,B737,B738,B743,B744,B744ER,B762,B763
aero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 22 Reply 17, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3566 times:
Quoting 747m8te (Reply 16): -People who use their indicator lights AFTER they have already turned or started to turn...seriously you may not bother as I can now see what you are doing, the purpose of the indicator lights in your use has been wasted, they are just that to 'indicate' your intentions!
I wholeheartedly agree, and would also add that I hate when people cross two lanes to enter the turn lane, and only at the end of the turn lane signal and then turn.
A better, as-illegal-and-wrong-as-the-one-above—variant, would be to signal before crossing all lanes and then, while in the turn lane, turn the indicators off.
Better yet, as you said: Indicate intentions and then do as indicated.
Quoting 747m8te (Reply 16): -Bicyclist who hog the road when there are bike lane space designated for them, you don't pay rego, be thankful that you have been provided with a bike lane and use it!
I know this one, the problem is that they often cycle in the middle of the road to hinder the motorists from overtaking with dangerously little side clearance and thus waiting for the oncoming traffic to pass to give the cyclist a safe clearance while overtaking.
Of course I’m not excusing every in-the-middle-of-the-road cycling cyclist, but it may excuse the behaviour of some…
something From United Kingdom, joined May 2011, 1633 posts, RR: 20 Reply 18, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3551 times:
Ah, incompetent drivers.. how could I forget? lol
We have a lot of heavily used two lane roads (one lane in each direction) where I live and there always are geniuses who come to a full stop to turn into a street, or onto a property on the right (on the left if you drive on the right, so you have to cross the opposing lane), stay there for 2-3 minutes until a big enough gap in the opposing traffic comes along to allow them to make their turn.. all the while dozens of cars have to wait behind them.
How hard is it to just wait until you reach the next intersection or roundabout and make a u-turn?
A similar story are traffic lights that only come on when you push a button. I understand if old or otherwise-slowed-down people use them at busy roads. But why do - mostly overweight stay-at-home taking the dog for a walk moms - think to have the right to start the traffic light, force the entire traffic to stop, only so that they can cross the street without having to wait a while for a gap in traffic to then cross it without the lights?
Not only are they wasting the time of possibly hundreds of people, they also cost all of the parties involved a lot of money (electricity for the traffic light, brake and tire wear on the cars, fuel to accelerate back up to cruise speed etc.) It's especially ridiculous because there are bridges right next to these lights in many cases, but why walk up a little incline when I can just press a button?
It's also quite annoying to me to come across those people
Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 4): Quoting something (Thread starter):
Your Favorite Pet Peeves
People who get annoyed at seemingly everything that other people do.
I'm partially joking , but I'm also partially serious
I am pissed off by other people's inconsiderateness. Do you really have to make noises all the time, and spew your bacteria into the room? How does having manners and good behavior make your life worse, especially when it makes the lives of so many people around you better?
And then people, not only you vikkyvik, tell me that I should chill out? Sure, I am far from perfect myself, but I don't expect anything from people I can't do myself. I'm also always open for suggestions, so if there's anything I am (obliviously) doing that bothers other people, let me know and I'll do my best to change it.
It all comes down to the old adage ''personal freedom ends where the personal freedoms of others begin''.
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39425 posts, RR: 76 Reply 21, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3516 times:
I forgot to add soccer/football hooligans. I played the sport when I was 12 and it was a lot of fun....back when I was 12.
Can't understand how grown adults get so passionate about it, drunken to oblivion and willing to fight over it.
It's just a kids sport.
Revelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 11421 posts, RR: 24 Reply 22, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3508 times:
Quoting N243NW (Reply 3): Tailgaters (or conversely, people who hog the passing lane).
Quoting seb146 (Reply 6): The left lane is theirs and theirs alone
I drove 120 miles yesterday on the interstates and made much better time driving in the right hand lane and passing in the middle lane than I would have made in the left hand lane. So many dumb asses just sitting in the left hand lane for the prestige of getting to tailgate someone going no faster than they were going while there was plenty of space in the center and right lanes. Seems they don't know that it's the PASSING LANE, not the tailgating lane. If you aren't passing, move over, damn it!
Quoting Superfly (Reply 15): People who hold gratuitous conversations on their cellphones while in public
Some of the worst offenders are some of my relatives. I just drove for hours, spend hundreds of dollars on hotels and gasoline to be with you, and you are going to blow me off for a cell phone call? WTF? I guess next year I'll save the money and stay at home.
The worst are ones who are at a public gathering and answer the call just to say "I can't talk right now!". Put the phone on vibrate, let it go to voicemail, that's what voicemail is for! Or if it's incredibly urgent, politely excuse yourself and go to another room and take care of it tuit suit.
CanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3377 posts, RR: 9 Reply 23, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3479 times:
- Hangar. Airplanes are parked inside hangars. A hanger is something you hang your coat on. I've seen licensed AMEs, Managers, Directors of Maintenance, and many other high up folks write memos and whatnot about "the hanger" over and over again. Related is the incorrect use of apostrophes and other obvious mis-use of the english language. I know a lot of people who learned english as a second or third language, and I don't care if they get it perfect or not. But kids who grew up speaking english as their first language should know these things by now. All it takes is one extra minute to proofread what you wrote.
- When forms and whatnot that apply to Canada say "Province/State: _______." Way to go leaving out 1/3 of the country people. Is it really that hard to include Territory in there?
- Coming home to find both sinks in the kitchen full of junk. How's a guy supposed to wash his hands before supper when all the sinks are full? Nine times out of 10 it would have all fit in one, plus there is usually plenty of counter space right beside the sink...
- Drivers who can't comprehend a merge lane, and instead come to a stop and wait for traffic. The sign clearly says merge into it, not slam the brakes and wait for it. I've nearly rear ended a couple people because of this, you're driving along behind them expecting them to accellerate and then suddenly without warning they grind to a hault half way around the corner.
- Drivers who in the winter on the side streets just drive down the middle of the road where the last guy did. Instead of driving on the proper side of the road and packing down the snow easily half this city just drives down the middle and by now there's a single nicely packed lane down the middle and a foot of berily touched powder on each side, so you nearly get stuck each time you have to pass opposite direction traffic. There are two lanes folks, use them!
- Bylaws about mowing my lawn, not being allowed appliances and dead vehicles in the front yard, etc. I live in a free country, and I'm working my arse off to come up with enough cash to buy a piece of property. When I do, it'l be my property, so I should be able to park whatever I want on it. Also those Prius driving, Starbucks sipping, make lots smaller but the houses bigger so you don't get a yard anymore yuppies piss me off. The Yukon is a place to go snowmobiling, have your rifle collection, enjoy your pickup truck, have a big enough backyard to build a shop and let your dog run around, etc. If you don't like it the way it is, instead of trying to change it how about you go away?
Revelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 11421 posts, RR: 24 Reply 24, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3508 times:
Mike Tirico on ESPN's Monday Night Football. Totally bland milktoast kind of announcer with next to nothing to add about the game. I can't understand why ESPN can't find a more interesting announcer.
On the plus side, some prog head is picking the music. I've heard Pink Floyd's "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" and Yes's "I've Seen Alll Good People" being used as background music so far as I'm watching last night's game on my TiVo.
Inspiration, move me brightly!
25 N243NW: Along the same lines, I can't count how many pilots I know that talk about their "Private Pilot License" or "Commercial Pilot License." It's a Pilot
26 GBLKD: I like the sound of The Yukon, I hope it never changes. I've got a couple of peeves, forget the on road stuff, been driving trucks and coaches for 22
27 kfllcfii: True, but you are still LICENSED ("a permission granted by competent authority to engage in"..."an activity otherwise unlawful") to fly aircraft by t
28 canoecarrier: And, unfortunately not treated as such in our legal system. The last thing I want to hear when I'm on a public bus at 7AM on my way to work is some w
29 seb146: The phrase I hate the most is "it is what it is." Well, duh! If you don't want to participate in the conversation or have nothing of substance to add
30 ER757: And in the same vein, a cashier who suddenly stops ringing you up without saying a word to go over and help another cashier fix some problem they sho
31 stlgph: ditto on ... oh, you know, a lot that's been mentioned above, perhaps it's up there .... but i just didn't see it scrolling through ... but i cannot s
32 zruda: YOU ARE NOT GONNA SIT HERE TOMMORROW, I WILL TAKE CARE OF IT! you made my day .)
33 zrs70: Cashiers who, when giving change, put the coins on top of the bills. Inevitably, the coins fall off!
34 Revelation: Sadly, some people make things out to be much more than they really are, so that saying gets a lot of use.
35 PITrules: LHR owners proclaiming their airport to be "the world's busiest int'l airport" when in fact ATL and a few others are busier int'l airports
36 Superfly: ATL is artificially inflated. It's only because of Delta's hub & spoke network and many people that were suckered in to buying a ticket on Delta
37 WildcatYXU: If you'd take a little bit of time and study a bit around it you'd know that decimal time was tried and found impractical for some purposes - such as
38 nonrevman: Some good ones so far, I might add..... Going to any gas station and exercising the "pay at the pump" option to avoid getting in a potentially long li
39 PSA53: Yeah,I notice that too.E-Gad! I'm turning into Archie Bunker!(lol) Anyway,my peeves: Impolite adults impolite kids Kids and adults wearing T-shirts o
40 Revelation: One just came up: the (world) football preference for saying "we got a result.." instead of "we won!". Come on, just go ahead and say it, you wanted t
41 AustinAllison: -People who think they have a right to rupture my eardrums while driving their vehicle with a sound system that can be heard from the moon. -Motorcycl
42 ajd1992: Some cyclists ride at 20, maybe 25 miles per hour which is far too fast for the sidewalk. People have been and are killed by cyclists doing exactly t
43 N243NW: Conversely - drivers who ride my rear expecting me to speed up. If there are 2 or more lanes of travel each way, I'll gladly move over, but I'm not a
44 BAViscount: People who can't differentiate between the possessive "apostrophe s" and the plural "s". The use of "alot" rather than "a lot" - there's no such word
45 zippyjet: Thank you for this thread: Check out my 2012 things to fade away poll. There's a lot of my and other's pet peeves. So, I'll keep it short and simple f
46 AR385: People cutting in line: I´ve actually engaged in violence when my very polite "Get back to your place in the line" hasn´t worked. It happens in Supe
47 zippyjet: Is it just me or does it seem like Colds and Flu last longer when we get them? I've had this pesky cold for close to three weeks. I guess I;m a genia
48 N243NW: Just thought of a few others. When people say "acrost" instead of pronouncing the word "across" as it's meant to be said. Where did the T suddenly com
49 Superfly: I've walked out on dates because this very reason. I heard a lady on the bus talking about testing positive for gonorrhea on the bus. It's like she w
50 mham001: People whining about their pet peeves.
51 HAWK21M: I hate political/Two faced people..... The rest is picnic
52 Revelation: I suspect you have a lifetime of annoyance ahead of you. I try to express myself well and correctly, but on the other hand, one of my pet peeves is t
53 AR385: Wow, and here I´ve been thinking for years I´m the only neurotic who does that! Thanks Superfly.
54 zippyjet: I've heard of people especially self important Wall Street types gabbing and making deals on their cell phones during a graveside funeral! The double
55 Superfly: Right on AR385! We need to teach these girls a lesson and some manners too. Licensed clinical social worker? I like plumpers, so what does that make
56 WestJet747: You guys have nailed quite a few of mine already, but one that happened to me 3 (!) times today has to be near the top of my list: People who use "com
57 zkojq: From the top of my head: 1) People who spell Qantas Quantas 2) People who think that every passenger jet that isn't an A320/737 must be a 747. 3) Peop
58 Revelation: LOL, I intentionally do that every now and again just to irritate people who dislike it. Get over it, it's a quite understandable misspelling, and no
59 BAViscount: I had a job interview once and the big boss who had flown in from overseas especially to see me and another candidate spent most of the interview sen
60 ER757: I believe the term you're looking for is "chubby chaser." Makes me wish I had a rocket launcher on my front bumper..... Your boss should be taken beh
61 zippyjet: Someone's gotta like the "Precious" look. And both of you are correct. Chuuby Chaser is a legit term and the category in "adult entertainment/genres"
62 andz: Guilty as charged. If you are going to take the time to write (or type) something, get it right! People that try to use silly little idioms then spel
63 Revelation: You're (your, LOL!) swimming against the tide on the spelling/grammar thing. Try not to give yourself an ulcer, because no one else will be suffering