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Little Things That Bother You A Lot

Tue May 15, 2018 1:00 am

In the video "The Heart Won't Lie" by Vince Gill and Reba McEntire, she is a newly enlisted and is going through Air Force basic training while Vince Gill is a drill instructor for the Marines and Reba. It should not bother me but it does for some reason.

It also bothers me that, in baseball, there is a player between Second and Third but no player between First and Second.

What little thing bothers you but shouldn't?
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Tue May 15, 2018 1:16 am

Seeing my friends refer to AirAsia as AA. The avgeek in me wants to pull my hair off knowing damn well that AA = American Airlines.
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Re: Little Things That Bother You A Lot

Tue May 15, 2018 1:19 am

seb146 wrote:
It also bothers me that, in baseball, there is a player between Second and Third but no player between First and Second.


Well for starters, none of the "basemen" really play on their bag (unless there's a runner on said bag, and even then, they may not hover overtop of it) at the start of the play. The SS and 3rd basemen play between 2nd and 3rd and the 1st and 2nd basemen play between 1st and 2nd. So the gap gets covered, just not linguistically speaking.
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Re: Little Things That Bother You A Lot

Tue May 15, 2018 1:35 am

If my earbuds get jerked out when they catch on a doorknob or something the sudden burst of rage i feel is palpable.
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Re: Little Things That Bother You A Lot

Tue May 15, 2018 1:56 am

CCGPV wrote:
If my earbuds get jerked out when they catch on a doorknob or something the sudden burst of rage i feel is palpable.


And that I can't find anything but earbuds for cheap. My ears are not built right so those things hurt me. I need regular headphones. They don't make those $3.99 ones anymore. It is either insanely priced Beats or ear buds. I have a pair of Sennheiser's that I use for computer stuff and I L-O-V-E!!!! them. The sound quality is excellent, IMO.
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Tue May 15, 2018 2:04 am

I hate it when I’m doing *all* of laundry and realize that I’ve forgotten like, one sock or a dish towel or anything. I do realize that this is a silly thing to get upset about, but it’s just the worst.
 
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Tue May 15, 2018 3:33 am

When someone says ecscape.
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Tue May 15, 2018 4:24 am

747srule wrote:
When someone says ecscape.


:lol:

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Tue May 15, 2018 7:26 am

Freakysh wrote:
747srule wrote:
When someone says ecscape.


:lol:

And capsicun


Putting in an X where it does not belong. Expresso or exscape or axe as in "let me axe you a question."

Putting sugar in salsa. Like cupfuls of sugar. I bought a salsa in Corvallis. It was local so I thought it was fine. Turns out it was candy! WT heck are they thinking??? So much effing sugar in it that I threw it out and spit out what I had in my mouth! On the flip side, I bought salsa at a mercado in PSC and forgot to take it with me when I left my mom's house. I will not know how truly good this Mexican salsa is until like next month. But, still....!
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Re: Little Things That Bother You A Lot

Tue May 15, 2018 7:42 am

This ...

Image

... drive's me absolutely bonkers :rotfl:
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Tue May 15, 2018 8:03 am

ACDC8 wrote:
This ...

... drive's me absolutely bonkers


And this drives me bonkers - "Apostrophitis"
 
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Tue May 15, 2018 8:16 am

BartSimpson wrote:
ACDC8 wrote:
This ...

... drive's me absolutely bonkers


And this drives me bonkers - "Apostrophitis"

Which is another think that drives me bonkers - autocorrect :rotfl:
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Tue May 15, 2018 8:41 am

ACDC8 wrote:
BartSimpson wrote:
ACDC8 wrote:
This ...

... drive's me absolutely bonkers


And this drives me bonkers - "Apostrophitis"

Which is another think that drives me bonkers - autocorrect :rotfl:


Q.E.D.

Wich reminds me to tell my think (sic!). As a kid it drove me absolutely nuts when I was served a boiled egg that had cracked and leaked in the saucepan. That one ruined my whole sunday breakfast.

Image
 
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Re: Little Things That Bother You A Lot

Tue May 15, 2018 9:17 am

When people join a queue of cars held at lights, but instead of stopping directly behind the car in front they instead stop a few car lengths behind and then spend the next few minutes slowly creeping forward.
 
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Re: Little Things That Bother You A Lot

Tue May 15, 2018 9:29 am

I hate it when someone asks a question and then won't stop talking long enough to hear the answer.

ACDC8 wrote:
This ...

Image

... drive's me absolutely bonkers :rotfl:


Okay, I'll bite: Why does (what appears to be) a volume/on-off knob drive you bonkers?
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Tue May 15, 2018 10:11 am

TSS wrote:
Okay, I'll bite: Why does (what appears to be) a volume/on-off knob drive you bonkers?

Notice the little line in the circle on the knob? It needs to be pointing straight up - any other direction when you rotate the dial is simply unacceptable :rotfl:
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Re: Little Things That Bother You A Lot

Tue May 15, 2018 10:41 am

When I've had my morning shower , then need to take a dump.............
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Tue May 15, 2018 10:53 am

BartSimpson wrote:
ACDC8 wrote:
BartSimpson wrote:

And this drives me bonkers - "Apostrophitis"

Which is another think that drives me bonkers - autocorrect :rotfl:


Q.E.D.

Wich reminds me to tell my think (sic!). As a kid it drove me absolutely nuts when I was served a boiled egg that had cracked and leaked in the saucepan. That one ruined my whole sunday breakfast.

Image


Cold egg placed in hot water.

Put a cold egg in cold water then place on stove
 
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Re: Little Things That Bother You A Lot

Tue May 15, 2018 11:46 am

BartSimpson wrote:
Wich reminds me to tell my think (sic!). As a kid it drove me absolutely nuts when I was served a boiled egg that had cracked and leaked in the saucepan. That one ruined my whole sunday breakfast.

Image

Being served a boiled egg for Sunday breakfast would ruin my whole day.

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Tue May 15, 2018 12:23 pm

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When I've had my morning shower , then need to take a dump.............
An767


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Re: Little Things That Bother You A Lot

Tue May 15, 2018 1:15 pm

When people use dumb internet lingo like “low key”
 
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Tue May 15, 2018 1:28 pm

I personally get a bit edgy when I get mails with subject or attachment starting with two capital letters because the author was sloppy and didn't double check. Like in "HEllo". Drives me nuts.
 
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Re: Little Things That Bother You A Lot

Tue May 15, 2018 2:07 pm

Having extended conversations in public on smart phone. Last week on the train I sat next to a woman who had a fight with her OB-GYN. She discussed her health in detail for everyone to hear, like she wanted us to be part of the conversation.
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Tue May 15, 2018 3:50 pm

I have a Southwest MAX8 model with cheesy SWA sunglasses on the nose on a bookshelf. The slightest nudge to this bookshelf causes the glasses to fall off and they make a real annoying plastic on plastic clacking noise. Then its a bitch to balance them just right back on the plane.
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Re: Little Things That Bother You A Lot

Tue May 15, 2018 4:08 pm

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When I've had my morning shower , then need to take a dump.............
An767


Amen to that!

In a similar vein, in the winter when you've gone to bed and have just gotten nice and cozy warm under the sheets, and then have to go pee. (Bonus points if you talk to your bladder as if it is a separate being, saying things like "Oh no, you couldn't have mentioned this FIVE MINUTES AGO when we were right there IN the bathroom brushing our teeth?!? Nooooo, you gotta wait until we're comfy and warm in bed to bring this up!)
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Tue May 15, 2018 4:10 pm

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
Seeing my friends refer to AirAsia as AA. The avgeek in me wants to pull my hair off knowing damn well that AA = American Airlines.


The same goes for Aerolineas Argentinas, AR not AA. Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I believe there was a legal spat between the two airlines when AR had "AA" on its tail back in the day.
 
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Re: Little Things That Bother You A Lot

Tue May 15, 2018 5:28 pm

Uses of the word "literally," "uh," and "like."

Always fun to throw right back in their face in conversation.

Also, misspelled words.
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Re: Little Things That Bother You A Lot

Tue May 15, 2018 6:04 pm

Websites using the US flag to indicate the ENGLISH webpage really gets up my date, it should use the Union Flag, it’s not like the Mexican flag is used for Spanish or the Brazilian for Portuguese.

I know the reason why most Americans can’t identify the Union Flag and associate it with the ENGLISH language, if it’s used instead of the US flag traffic originating from the US drops like a stone.
 
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Re: Little Things That Bother You A Lot

Tue May 15, 2018 6:06 pm

This could be a LONG list, but let's start with just one that really irks me: other drivers not using their turn signals.

CitizenJustin wrote:
When people use dumb internet lingo like “low key”

I must be missing something here. "Low key" as in something that is modest or simple? If "yes," hasn't that been around for ages? If "no," I have not the slightest idea what you mean.
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Tue May 15, 2018 6:11 pm

Kiwirob wrote:
Websites using the US flag to indicate the ENGLISH webpage really gets up my date, it should use the Union Flag, it’s not like the Mexican flag is used for Spanish or the Brazilian for Portuguese.

I know the reason why most Americans can’t identify the Union Flag and associate it with the ENGLISH language, if it’s used instead of the US flag traffic originating from the US drops like a stone.


Fret not. In a few years, you'll be clicking on the US flag if you want to view a Spanish language website.

:duck: :rotfl:
 
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Tue May 15, 2018 6:13 pm

People that don't use their turn signals, and then wonder why no one pays attention to their intentions at a four way stop.
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Tue May 15, 2018 6:18 pm

Kiwirob wrote:
Websites using the US flag to indicate the ENGLISH webpage really gets up my date, it should use the Union Flag, it’s not like the Mexican flag is used for Spanish or the Brazilian for Portuguese.

I know the reason why most Americans can’t identify the Union Flag and associate it with the ENGLISH language, if it’s used instead of the US flag traffic originating from the US drops like a stone.


It shouldn't use a flag at all. Languages are not Nations.

http://www.flagsarenotlanguages.com/blo ... languages/
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Re: Little Things That Bother You A Lot

Tue May 15, 2018 6:34 pm

1) People who write "Capital" when they mean "Capitol"

2) Stepping on the cord to my laptop and pulling it out of the computer

3) Discovering I forgot my reading glasses just when I need to read something important

4) People who believe whatever the see on Fox News

5) Showers that won't keep a constant temperature

6) Hotel rooms with no top sheets on the beds

7) klm617

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Tue May 15, 2018 6:50 pm

People that keep sniffing their nose instead of just blowing it.
Most annoying, especially if they do it every 3 seconds; continuously.

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Tue May 15, 2018 7:55 pm

People who write "breaks" instead of "brakes"
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Tue May 15, 2018 7:55 pm

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Re: Little Things That Bother You A Lot

Tue May 15, 2018 8:27 pm

When I am walking down a narrow side walk with my boyfriend and then a straight couple comes walking down hand in hand and refuses to go single file because they feel they have the right as a couple to push everyone else off the sidewalk. Straight couples are very rude on public sidewalks.
 
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Re: Little Things That Bother You A Lot

Tue May 15, 2018 9:32 pm

ACDC8 wrote:
This ...

Image

... drive's me absolutely bonkers :rotfl:



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Tue May 15, 2018 11:08 pm

Redd wrote:
ACDC8 wrote:
This ...

Image

... drive's me absolutely bonkers :rotfl:



The one fault of VW that drives me up the wall!!!

Fortunately, there is a company that makes little black out stickers for the knobs - eliminates the OCD :rotfl:
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Re: Little Things That Bother You A Lot

Tue May 15, 2018 11:32 pm

cjg225 wrote:
This could be a LONG list, but let's start with just one that really irks me: other drivers not using their turn signals.

CitizenJustin wrote:
When people use dumb internet lingo like “low key”

I must be missing something here. "Low key" as in something that is modest or simple? If "yes," hasn't that been around for ages? If "no," I have not the slightest idea what you mean.

Yep, I always want to pull up next to them and say something like "gee, an expensive car like that and you don't even get turn signals with it? I'd take it back to the dealer if I was you." But I don't want to get shot by some crazy S.O.B. so I just let it go.
On the subject of traffic things, I am royally P.O.'d by non-synchronized stoplights. Time and time again, I'm sitting at a red light while the next one, maybe a block away is green. Ours turns green and you guessed it - the next one turns red immediately. Arrrrgggghhhhh :mad:
 
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Wed May 16, 2018 12:38 am

ER757 wrote:
Yep, I always want to pull up next to them and say something like "gee, an expensive car like that and you don't even get turn signals with it? I'd take it back to the dealer if I was you." But I don't want to get shot by some crazy S.O.B. so I just let it go.
On the subject of traffic things, I am royally P.O.'d by non-synchronized stoplights. Time and time again, I'm sitting at a red light while the next one, maybe a block away is green. Ours turns green and you guessed it - the next one turns red immediately. Arrrrgggghhhhh :mad:

I love when someone passes me because they think I'm going too slow, and then we end up next to each other at the same red light. I always try to get next to them and give them a friendly head nod.
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Wed May 16, 2018 12:45 am

It bothers me when I see 19 cars in the drive-thru wrapped around the building of a fast food restaurant or Starbucks, but there's just 3 people inside.
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Wed May 16, 2018 2:33 am

Millennials who sit home and play video games all day and then demand their dead job pay 30 bucks an hour because you know they deserve it.
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Wed May 16, 2018 3:04 am

People on the phone in the check out line. Cashiers have a job to do and questions to ask. No one wants to hear about your weekend drunk or how nasty your kids are.
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Wed May 16, 2018 4:07 am

People who chew loud/slurp. Makes me absolutely completely insane.

Sitting at a two top at a restaurant next to another two top that can’t come up with their own conversation so listen to yours.
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Wed May 16, 2018 4:16 am

seb146 wrote:
the check out line.


How about self check out lines. Sometimes I can’t tell who’s dumber, the user or the machine. Just typing “unexpected item in bagging area” triggers an unnecessary level of PTSD for me.
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Wed May 16, 2018 5:19 am

For me it's a lot of city driving things.

1. This is an unpopular opinion but most cases where somebody stops to let a car exiting a parking lot or driveway into traffic annoy me. I get it, it's hard to merge into traffic and you think you're doing someone a big favor, but in reality you've either a. inconvenienced a dozen people behind you for the sake of one person or b. stopped for no reason if there isn't much traffic behind you - just take your right of way and the other car can pull into the lane a second later.

2. When somebody is turning at a light and sits WAAAAY back behind the turning point and either lets the light go red when they had time to turn or takes theie turn but makes sure the cars behind them cant because they sat so far back.

3. When people don't yield, especially on on and off ramps. People love to just blast through yield signs and honk and get mad at the drivers who have the right of way when they almost hit them. Yield signs have to be the most disregarded signs of all.

4. Pedestrians having the right of way in MA. In a rural area I guess it might be a cute gesture, but in the Boston area this law has created a culture where people just walk across the streets in the middle of fast moving traffic, cross walk or no cross walk, paying no attention, using iphones etc, because here we give people the right to jump in front of a car or semi at a moments notice and people love to take advantage of it like they are invincible. Just drive through downtown Boston any day and witness cars slamming brakes to avoid hitting bold pedestrians. The old narrow fast paced confusing streets here, combined with new bike lanes, and blind spots already make city driving enough of a chore in Boston WITHOUT the added hazard of people jumping in front of cars constantly. The culture in NYC where people are terrified of cars and get the hell out of the middle of the road until it's safe to cross is much better IMO - people should be afraid of getting hit by cars!

5. When there is a mandatory traffic merge and people ride each others bumpers instead of merging 1 after the other fair and square

6. People who go slow in the left lane while not passing anyone or use the left lane to barely inch by the car on their right after miles and miles.

7. In bad traffic when people get really apathetic and let the car length between them and the car ahead become like 3 semi lengths - yes we will all be stuck in traffic regardless but that kind of driving is part of what makes the traffic so bad! Enough people do it that all lanes end up getting even more clogged forcing all lanes to go slower and slower for miles.

Bonus: When you hold the door for someone and they don't say thank you.

NIKV69 wrote:
Millennials who sit home and play video games all day and then demand their dead job pay 30 bucks an hour because you know they deserve it.


People who make complaints like these about millennials based on insulting stereotypes that have no basis in reality. :D

Georgetown wrote:
People who chew loud/slurp. Makes me absolutely completely insane.

Sitting at a two top at a restaurant next to another two top that can’t come up with their own conversation so listen to yours.


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Wed May 16, 2018 12:40 pm

Georgetown wrote:
People who chew loud/slurp. Makes me absolutely completely insane.

Sitting at a two top at a restaurant next to another two top that can’t come up with their own conversation so listen to yours.

"Two top"?
Kno wrote:
7. In bad traffic when people get really apathetic and let the car length between them and the car ahead become like 3 semi lengths - yes we will all be stuck in traffic regardless but that kind of driving is part of what makes the traffic so bad! Enough people do it that all lanes end up getting even more clogged forcing all lanes to go slower and slower for miles.


"Three semi lengths" may or may not be excessive depending on speed, but either way, what you just described is actually the vastly safer practice than what I think you're implying is what you'd rather see people do.
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Re: Little Things That Bother You A Lot

Wed May 16, 2018 1:57 pm

I am still undecided if my irritation is legitimate , but here are two expressions that make me slightly mad .
When I hear someone say 'high rate of speed' , I always wonder if this is correct. Does 'rate of speed' mean acceleration ? If not, why not just say 'high speed' on stead of 'high rate of speed' ? Does 'rate' only mean a 'unit' of something?
Also, when someone says ' I will be with you momentarily' doesn't that mean they will be with me only for a short amount of time ? In practice they usually mean 'I will be with you in few moments'.
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Wed May 16, 2018 2:11 pm

cjg225 wrote:
"Two top"?


Ah. Two Top is a restaurant term for a table that seats two people (a four top would seat four and so on). At many restaurants, especially in cities, two tops are often placed very close together, so it’s easy to hear the conversation going on next to you. All too often it will be an awkward date or simply two quiet people at the table next door and when that happens it’s as if if they’re sitting next to you listening to whatever conversation you’re having. Bugs me to no end.
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