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Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:34 am

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?
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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:44 am

Quoting something (Thread starter):
what are your pet peeves, things that really bother you and may, or may not, put disturbingly violent images in your head?

"would of"
"could of"
"should of"
and various other crimes against the English language

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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:09 am

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.
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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:14 am

Quoting something (Thread starter):
what are your pet peeves

Oh, man - the cork has come off.

People who overuse exclamation points (more than one in a sentence is redundant, in my opinion).

Media outlets using words like "plunge," "inferno" and "terror" to describe routine airline emergencies.

Tailgaters (or conversely, people who hog the passing lane).

Certain sports teams' fan groups, whom I will not name in order to avoid a flame war.

Obnoxious cell phone ringtones.

People (usually young women) who try to totally stifle a sneeze, but it ends up sounding ten times stupider.

Those who are utterly clueless when it comes to traveling by airplane (yanking on the seat in front of them when getting in and out of their seat, letting kids run rampant throughout the plane, etc.)

"Pre-boarding" - the giant mass of airline passengers that mill around the boarding line even though their group/zone has not been called.

The word "shortly" (e.g. "We will be landing shortly." "We will be departing shortly.") Just say "soon."

90% of "Top 40" music. However, those who hate Justin Bieber simply because he is successful and looks like a 12-year-old are annoying too.

The GM J platform, Nissan Cube, and just about everything that's rolled out of the Chrysler/Dodge factory in the last five years.

The NBA.

People that assume that I'm trying to "compensate" by having a gigantic camera lens, and then think that it's the first time I've ever heard the joke.

And last but certainly not least: Comic Sans. Anyone that's known me for any length of time knows my inexplicable loathing for this disgusting excuse for a font.

Quoting something (Thread starter):
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.

Isn't that the truth? I'm the exact same way. Big grin

[Edited 2011-12-26 19:15:34]
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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:25 am

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  

The world doesn't fully operate in the way that any of us would like. Sure, some things annoy me, but then I remember that many things that I do MUST annoy others.
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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:27 am

Quoting N243NW (Reply 3):
The GM J platform, Nissan Cube, and just about everything that's rolled out of the Chrysler/Dodge factory in the last five years.

Wow, this is the greatest pet peeve yet.

My favorite pet peeve is bank ATM and servicing fees. My bank (Comerica) now charges 95 cents for every point of sale purchase! Ugh! Time for the local credit union to get my business.
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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:07 am

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?
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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:11 am

Let's see...

"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]
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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:17 am

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.

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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:44 am

It takes quite a bit to annoy me, but here are a few things that get under my skin..

1) Certain American accents get on my nerves... I won't specify which accents, but one accent is confined to the northeast and the other is confined to the upper mid-west.

2) When in a super market or department store and 2 people are walking side-by-side taking up the aisle.

3) Will Farrell

4) When driving down the interstate in the far left lane and getting behind someone who feels the need to do 10 mph under the speed limit.
 
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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:47 am

People who are regularly late. It somes down simply to carelessness about the value of other people's time

I have sacked people for being 5 mins late and would do it again

Sadly, my wife is the worst culprit. However I dont have the balls to sack her...I am sure there are plenty of pet peeves she has about me
 
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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:06 am

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.

Until you can do that, shut the hell up.
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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:21 am

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!
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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:49 am

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?
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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:42 am

-Cigarette smoke
-Tattoos
-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
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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:03 pm

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)
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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:40 pm

Quoting 747m8te (Reply 16):
Passengers who turn up late in general

But don't you know WHO THEY ARE?!?  
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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:45 pm

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…
 
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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:23 pm

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''.

[Edited 2011-12-27 05:27:25]
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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:47 pm

People on here who write unnecessarily long posts when a few lines would do.

People who put their feet on seats on public transport. We wouldn't allow a dog to do it so why a human?

Retail's overuse of the word 'luxury'; luxury cat food, luxury mince pies, luxury 3 star hotel, luxury toilet paper. Some people's concept of luxury is a little different to mine it seems.

People who are brainwashed by spin.
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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:16 pm

British people who can't spell favourite  

I'll get my coat.

[Edited 2011-12-27 07:16:47]
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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:25 pm

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.   

Quoting trident3 (Reply 21):

I think I'll need that coat as well.
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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:04 pm

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.
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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:14 pm

- 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?
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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:04 pm

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.
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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:43 pm

Quoting CanadianNorth (Reply 24):
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.

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 CERTIFICATE. I also spent some time the other day at a local FBO with probably a dozen business cards for "Certified Flight Instructors." This may be nitpicky beyond belief, but it's CERTIFICATED. I can't believe how many people don't even know what they are, whether it's having a pilot certificate or being a CFI. Even ATP Flight School and Gleim Aviation get it wrong. I know the two words mean roughly the same thing, but at least use the same word as the FAA...
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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:47 pm

Quoting CanadianNorth (Reply 24):
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?

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 years and the road is my workplace. There isn't enough availible bandwidth here for me to list them.

There are other things though.

iBores. I couldn't give a stuff how much you've spent on your apple gizmos or what they do.

Kids who use the word "like" as a punctuation mark, you know the type "He was like yeah and I was like whatever coz he's like a loser" etc etc. I've heard schoolteachers talking in that way infront of a group of kids. Shocking.

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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:41 pm

Quoting N243NW (Reply 26):
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 CERTIFICATE.

True, but you are still LICENSED ("a permission granted by competent authority to engage in"..."an activity otherwise unlawful") to fly aircraft by the FAA in the form of a CERTIFICATE. Therefore, to say you have a LICENSE, by definition, to fly aircraft would not be incorrect.

You are granted such LICENSE to do so in the form of a CERTIFICATE.



Sheesh, these bickerings are part of the reason I lost any joy in pursuing a flying career!   
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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:50 pm

Quoting seb146 (Reply 13):
One word: murder.

And, unfortunately not treated as such in our legal system.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 15):
-People who hold gratuitous conversations on their cellphones while in public

The last thing I want to hear when I'm on a public bus at 7AM on my way to work is some woman yapping about how much she had to drink the night before or how her boyfriend is an ass.

Three completely overused phrases that come to mind are:

When someone starts a sentence with "Actually". It sounds so pretentious.
The phrase, "The fact of the matter is"
And, inserting "you know?" in every other sentence when you're talking to me.
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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:25 am

Quoting canoecarrier (Reply 29):
Three completely overused phrases that come to mind are:

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, don't say anything. We already know what it is.

Another thing about cell phone use is people that carry on conversations at check out. They want to get out quickly, the people behind them want to get out quickly. But, apparently, the conversation is way more important to everyone. Guess what? It's not!
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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:44 am

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.

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 should know how to take care of themselves. That's what managers or supervisors are for.

Quoting kiwiinoz (Reply 10):
People who are regularly late. It somes down simply to carelessness about the value of other people's time

I have sacked people for being 5 mins late and would do it again

Sadly, my wife is the worst culprit.

Since you've never met my sister, I'll let you continue to think your wife is the worst culprit, but trust me, she's not  
Quoting type-rated (Reply 12):
People who still write checks at retail stores.

These people should be beaten with sticks. The worst part is most of them don't even start writing the damned check until the cashier tells them the total. For God's sake people, you can fill out everything else while you're waiting!
 
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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:47 am

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 stand *NOISY EATERS*
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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:51 am

Quoting aloges (Reply 17):

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Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:11 pm

Cashiers who, when giving change, put the coins on top of the bills. Inevitably, the coins fall off!
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Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:46 pm

Quoting seb146 (Reply 30):

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, don't say anything. We already know what it is.

Sadly, some people make things out to be much more than they really are, so that saying gets a lot of use.
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Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:25 pm

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
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Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:30 pm

Quoting PITrules (Reply 36):
when in fact ATL and a few others are busier int'l airports

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 are forced to lay over and switch planes there. It's not like people want to see & visit Atlanta. Isn't much to see there.
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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:31 pm

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, etc etc

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 expressing the length of human life. You'd also find out that decimal time is widely used where practical - mostly computer systems. Practicality, this is all what it is about. Or you really think that having 16 ounces to pint, 2 pints to a quart, 4 quarts to a gallon and 31 gallons to barrel is more practical than 1000 milliliters to a liter and 100 liters to a hectoliter? Not to mention that north of the 49-th it's 20 ounces to a pint and 36 gallons to a barrel...and btw, even in the USA the barrel isn't the same - the 31 gallon barrel is the beer barrel. The oil barrel contains 42 gallons just for the change.

Oh, and did I mention grads?

And that brings us to my perhaps biggest pet peeve - people who hate something without even trying to understand it.

Some of my other pet peeves:

- underposted speed limits
- police setting up speed traps where it brings money and not where speeding is dangerous
- people turning incredibly slowly on intersections. Hey, your car won't flip over if your speed is above 15 km/h while turning!
- purposely misspelled business names. Rite Way Windows and Doors, for example. I personally wouldn't buy a box of matches from a company with a name like this, not windows that may cost several thousands of dollars. Or do they really perform some kind of rites when installing the windows?

Quoting CanadianNorth (Reply 24):
- 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?

A third of country with a population just under 100000 combined in all territories. A whopping 0.29% of Canada's population...
Just between us - the problem is not to include territories to the forms. I'd personally prefer minimizing the number of forms we have to complete. BTW, isn't a bit of a blasphemy that the government calls the places we have to go to complete all kinds of chores imposed on us by the government "service centers"?
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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:53 pm

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 line to complete the transaction. So, I swipe the credit/debit card, and fill up. I need to keep receipts for my records. Usually, it prints at the pump, but if it does not, a message appears that typically says "CASHIER HAS RECEIPT". When this happens, you get that sinking feeling, because you can see the long line inside, and the whole purpose of "pay at the pump" has been compromised.

Anyway, that is one that comes up every once in a while.
 
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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:29 pm

Quoting something (Thread starter):
The older I get, the grumpier I seem to become

   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 of criminals.

Loudmouth cellphone users on they're speakerphone talking sex and drugs out loud! (Once, I told someone in a store that talk drugs openly that they're we're inciting themselves).Keep talking!

Media openly lying and skimping or even not covering a story.Haven't you notice?(lol)No,no.That's not my peeve.(lol)

Left turn on car people.I agree with all of you on that one.

My personal peeve: I hate when something falls on the floor.You're going to pick it up.You miss you're aim,can't grab it right,spawns and breaks up in eight different little pieces and you're counting; One,Two,THREE,FOUR.....I hate that!
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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:10 am

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 to win and you're glad you won!

Editted for less peavyness. Happy New Year!

[Edited 2011-12-31 17:14:22]

Editted again to apologize to those who hate made-up words. Happy New Year, still!


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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:53 am

-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.

-Motorcycle drivers who accelerate much to fast and similarly end up rupturing my eardrums.

-People who use the turning lane to merge into traffic. It's illegal, yet goes largely unnoticed by cops. And yes, it is illegal.

-Slow drivers who don't speed up when I ride their rear.

-The 'Papyrus' font. New and emerging businesses use it to seem exotic.
 
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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:50 am

Quoting kfllcfii (Reply 7):
-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.

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 that - riding too fast on the pavement and knocking them over. That being said, I don't think that riding slowly on the pavement is that bad as long as you are considerate and are riding slowly. Hell, I'm 210lbs/not very fit and in short bursts I can hit nearly 30 on a flat. It's not appropriate to be doing 20-30mph on a sidewalk. It's like asking peds to walk on the road, but far narrower and with silent cars.

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!

Don't know about Australia, but in the UK there is no law about being forced to use them. I don't use them hardly ever, because they're full of shit on the road like glass (and new tyres are expensive), drivers think that white line saves them from knocking people off when in fact they don't. My safety is more important than somebody else's convenience - the 20-30 seconds you're held up behind me because i'm not in a bike lane due to the sharp stuff in it is not going to kill you. That and people park in them - there's one on the run up to my college, and the amount of people who think it's OK to drop their kids off by left hooking me and stopping is pathetic. I've stopped whole lanes of traffic before to tell people they've nearly knocked me off. Irritates people but seeing a dead body is far worse. I'm not a militant cyclists but if i'm lit up like a christmas tree, people can't say they didn't see me.

Oh, and my pet peeve is body odour. Can't stand it - in this day and age there is no excuse for it.
 
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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:30 pm

Quoting AustinAllison (Reply 42):
Slow drivers who don't speed up when I ride their rear.

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 about to hit the gas if I'm already going 5-10 over the speed limit just because of a tailgater.

Quoting AustinAllison (Reply 42):
The 'Papyrus' font. New and emerging businesses use it to seem exotic.

   That's a close second to Comic Sans. I have a friend with an even more bitter loathing for it...you're exactly right. The golf club down the street has it on their sign.
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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:48 am

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 as "alot".

The use of "then" rather than "than" - so many people seem to do that these days...why???

The use of "Can I get..." when asking for something in a retail outlet. To quote Sean Lock, "If you get the coffee, you work there."!

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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:38 am

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 for your thread:

The lack of common sense, common decency, manners, do unto others as you would want done to you and political correctness. If you instill a sense of common sense and compassion for others and animals and for that matter our planet then political correctness if not needed.
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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:14 am

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 Supermarkets, Movies, Office Supply stores, etc.

Infections due to imbedded teeth, see above. People, please brush your teeth.

Drug traffickers. At this point, I don´t care if they are given due process or executed on the spot. They have done a lot of damage to my country. Good luck Central America, they´re headed your way.

Personal Assistants who arrive after me, leave before me and all day are chatting over the web.

Personal Assistants who hit on you. Girl, if you are going to hit on me and be successful, you need to be a MAN.

The Flu. I had it in October and it literally sent me to bed for two weeks.

Diabetes. I have it, I hate it.

Cristina Kirchner

Your sense of humor; You know what,? It might be great in your culture, environment or whatever. Don´t share it if it´s "iffy" until I´ve had a half a bottle of Scotch.

So far, I guess that´s it. If this was a daily thread I´m sure I could find something to post on this thread every single day.

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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:20 am

Quoting AR385 (Reply 47):
The Flu. I had it in October and it literally sent me to bed for two weeks.

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 genial host.

Quoting AR385 (Reply 47):

Personal Assistants who hit on you. Girl, if you are going to hit on me and be successful, you need to be a MAN.

If they are hot looking, great legs and decent personality wise, I can help and take care of them for you.

One pet peeve I forgot to ad. Not so much a peeve but a WTF, why does Facebook suggest a person to ad as a friend and then when you friend request them, you get a message saying that you could get in trouble for friend requesting them meaning if you don't know them personally FB could revoke your account. This happens when I find a person who is a fellow A-netter, or other interest, web site etc.
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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:15 am

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 come from?

When sportscasters talk about (usually football) players that have amazing speed and quickness, as if the two attributes aren't actually the same thing.

The whole stupid saying about how "a good landing is one you can walk away from, and a great landing is one where you can use the plane again, blah blah blah blah..." If someone lands 2/3 of the way down the runway, puts tremendous side loads on the landing gear, hits nosewheel first, creates pilot-induced oscillations, or plants the mains hard enough to warrant a structural inspection, under almost no circumstances is it a "great landing" or even a "good landing." It's a garbage landing. I know people are just being facetious when they say it, but it somehow just gets on my nerves.
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RE: Your Favorite Pet Peeves

Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:02 am

Quoting Revelation (Reply 23):
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.

I've walked out on dates because this very reason.

Quoting canoecarrier (Reply 29):
The last thing I want to hear when I'm on a public bus at 7AM on my way to work is some woman yapping about how much she had to drink the night before or how her boyfriend is an ass.

I heard a lady on the bus talking about testing positive for gonorrhea on the bus. It's like she wasn't even ashamed that everyone on the bus could hear.

Quoting PSA53 (Reply 40):
Impolite adults

impolite kids

     

Quoting AustinAllison (Reply 42):
-Motorcycle drivers who accelerate much to fast and similarly end up rupturing my eardrums.

That's due to modified exhaust. Motorcycles don't come from the factory sounding like that.
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