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dragogoalie
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Things That You Find Useless

Fri Apr 05, 2002 12:00 am

Today I was cleaning my room, and when I was running the vacum cleaner, I saw that it has a light on the front....What exactly is the point of that? What do you find useless (besides posts like this)

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roguetrader
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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Fri Apr 05, 2002 3:03 am

I asked about this one time from a vacuum cleaner salesman. He said that its useful for some places where light doesn't normally reach very well: like maybe behind the couch or in your mother in law's ass.

I, too, find the light useless, but I guess some people like it.

Here's another thing that is useless in the USA. We have warnings on CD labels to parents for music that has bad language or talks about violence. This is completely useless, in fact it has the opposite of its desired effect: it makes the kids want it more.

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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Fri Apr 05, 2002 3:07 am

Another thing i find totally useless is the age restrictions on films i.e "15" or "18" films. If some 10 year old kid wants to watch Predator 2 or aliens, then he can ask an older kid to get it from him or simply find another way of obtaining and watching the film.

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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Fri Apr 05, 2002 3:32 am

Call waiting ... Useless AND annoying !
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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Fri Apr 05, 2002 3:47 am

cologne, hub caps, jewelry, travel agents, Tom Green, Rhode Island, Monica Lewinski, wedding rings.
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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Fri Apr 05, 2002 4:46 am

Yyz, you forgot to add Canada.

Just kidding.
 
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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Fri Apr 05, 2002 5:33 am

I used the vacuum light today hhehehe. I took my hoover under a couch and used to light to spot all those cockroaches there.
 
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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Fri Apr 05, 2002 6:08 am

Braille on the up and down buttons outside of elevators? Come on, the top one is up and bottom one is down.
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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Fri Apr 05, 2002 6:22 am

Locks on the doors at 24hr stores.

Telemarketers.

Handicapped parking at golf courses.

CD/DVD wrappers that require a phd in engineering to open.

Little League parents who deck their kids out in Nike spikes, 2 batting gloves, wrist bands, etc.

Intersections with no right on red signs.
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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Fri Apr 05, 2002 6:27 am

Braille instructions on drive-through ATMs

Directions on shampoo bottles

Cats

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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Fri Apr 05, 2002 6:28 am

Not to forget big-headed prima donna celebrities like britney spears and the like.....

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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Fri Apr 05, 2002 6:35 am

Another thing i find totally useless is the age restrictions on films i.e "15" or "18" films

Someone is getting annoyed because they can't watch their favourite porno's at the pictures!!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Fri Apr 05, 2002 6:37 am

Someone is getting annoyed because they can't watch their favourite porno's at the pictures

LOL!! Big grin

But hey, i'm old enough to do what u said!

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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Fri Apr 05, 2002 6:38 am

Pushing an elevator's button when the light is already glowing, in front of many people who are already waiting......"USELESS".....we've all done this one.

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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Fri Apr 05, 2002 6:47 am

Looking to clock each 30 seconds when you are waiting for someone (like that would speed up person you are waiting for)...
I believe this is also what we all have done
 
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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Fri Apr 05, 2002 7:56 am

Ordering a diet coke after ordering a triple bacon cheeseburger, ice cream, and large fries.
Handicapped parking spaces at ice rinks.
The 2-page long tourist's guide to Kansas I found at a hotel with only a map on it.
Childproof bottles that even an adult can't open.
Those contests Coke and Pepsi have, I really don't care, plus you usually never have a choice between which drink to get.(places with exclusive contracts)


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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Fri Apr 05, 2002 7:58 am

Directions on shampoo bottles

You know there's still some idiot in the shower reading, "Rinse, lather, repeat...rinse, lather, repeat...rinse, lather, repeat..." etc. etc.

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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Fri Apr 05, 2002 8:00 am

BH346, my cousin actually chooses drink (Pepsi/Coke) by where the prices are better...
And in Lithuania only restaurants and small shops has exclusive contracts, you can buy both in large markets.
 
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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Fri Apr 05, 2002 8:08 am

That slot in the front of men's underwear!

Seriously guys, when was the last time you actually took the time to pull your manhood out throught that slot when you had to relieve yourself? I would bet NEVER!!!

That slot is probably a female's invention. She meant well, but didn't have a clue!

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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Fri Apr 05, 2002 8:19 am

No, I mean contests. In America they usually have some contest in which you win prizes and stuff. And usually in stores you have a choice, but in restaraunts you don't.

another useless thing-those warning labels on the hairdryers that tell you not to use it while asleep.
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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Fri Apr 05, 2002 8:24 am

Bill Engvall:

"You know, I cant even begin to tell you how many times I've been in bed, woke up, and found the hair dryer in my hand. 'Damn! I must've been sleep-styling again' "

LOL  Laugh out loud
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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Fri Apr 05, 2002 8:40 am

Well, BH346, you see how bad English could change the meaning of sentence  Smile

I meant, "prizes", not "prices". In Lithuania there also are such contests. I like to win 0,5l bottle, but if I need to send something I never do so.
 
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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Fri Apr 05, 2002 8:41 am

Mr Spaceman has a point there.....i never actually thought about that...
 
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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Fri Apr 05, 2002 8:59 am

Well, it's not something I dwell on. I just think it's pretty funny. The topic is about things that are useless, and this amazing underwear feature entered my mind.

Maybe that slot is designed to protect your private parts incase you have to tinkle inside a cloud of Mustard Gas! hehehe

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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Fri Apr 05, 2002 9:40 am

[email protected] - ah well, USED to get annoyed  Laugh out loud.

I also push the elavator button once it is already illuminated, its just addictive!

What about the fabled 'overtake a slow car before a stoplight menouver'? I find it quite helpful but alot of people say its useless.

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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Fri Apr 05, 2002 9:57 am

The buttons on the fly of boxers.

Seriously, the person who invented those buttons should be shot. You time yourself so you're ready to go just when you open your regular fly. But what's this?! Another fly to get through?! Then you're fumbling with the buttons for a LONG time -- they're impossible to open -- and you know it's coming and you just can't stop it. I've seen grown men crying at urinals trying to get those damn buttons open.
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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Fri Apr 05, 2002 10:03 am

I just.. pull em down slightly (most of the time they have an elastic waste), they also give good support for your thingys when you take a whizz!!
 
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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Fri Apr 05, 2002 10:10 am

That's the way all us guys do it....I suspect. So what's with the front slot? It's no big deal, it's just useless!

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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Fri Apr 05, 2002 10:16 am

"But what's this?! Another fly to get through?!"

It's called the superfly.  Wink/being sarcastic
 
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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Fri Apr 05, 2002 10:17 am

Ordering a diet coke after ordering a triple bacon cheeseburger, ice cream, and large fries.
Tut tut - don't forget that some of us like diet coke.

Handicapped parking spaces at ice rinks.

Those are so disabled people can watch people who can skate (...obviously).
 
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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Fri Apr 05, 2002 10:45 am

How the hell are the blind people supposed to find the braille on the wall?
 
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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Fri Apr 05, 2002 12:08 pm

Buttons on underwear? That's something I've never seen.
My vote goes to cell phones. Useless except in an emergency. I get so amazed when I see people walking around talking on their cell phones. The last thing I should think most people need is an electronic leash.
Of course my parents would say a computer is Useless.
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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Fri Apr 05, 2002 12:26 pm

These are the things I find useless:

Pressing (or mashing) the buttons harder on a remote control that isn't working properly due to weak batteries.

Also, shouting at someone who speaks another language is also useless, but I see people doing it all of the time. How does shouting make them comprehend?
 
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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Fri Apr 05, 2002 12:54 pm

Back to the brail thing, have you noticed that hotels all have room numbers in Brail too.. now I'm all for helping out the handicaped, but come on...That would be like torture, having to first find the brail and then find the right room. Its like having to find your hotel room while walking down the hall with your eyes closed...

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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Fri Apr 05, 2002 12:57 pm

Here's something I heard a while back that isn't anything really useless, but it is kinda weird. Did ya' ever notice that you drive on a parkway and park on a driveway?...
 
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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Fri Apr 05, 2002 1:59 pm

Nothing is more useless than an "eject" button on a VCR remote.
 
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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Fri Apr 05, 2002 2:11 pm

Self-righteous religious bible-thumpers.

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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Fri Apr 05, 2002 5:15 pm

That slot in the front of men's underwear!

This slot IS useful if you have to wear a suit a lot to work. Its easier to unzip and use the slot rather than unzip, unbuckle your belt, unsnap the suit pants (my suit pants have extra, backup buttons involved here too) , and deal with long tailed undershirts and dress shirts - all of which have to be re-organized when you're done.

But yes, they're useless for casual clothes.

I find these things useless for me:

-the part of the telephone that forces me to listen to what other people have to say

-light beer - you just end up drinking more of it

-feelings and emotions: I don't have any

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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Fri Apr 05, 2002 6:59 pm

The average American. I have been working drive thru for the last week and nothing else. I ask the question "Would you like anything to drink with that?" in plain English to a person who is fluent in the language. The response I get is "Yes" I reply "Okay. What kind?" To which they answer "Baja Beef Chalupa (or something similar)" AAAARRRRUUUUGGGGHHHH!!!!!!!!! Then I ask if that is everything they say "Yes" and when they get to the window they say "Can I get a large Pepsi?" WTF?!?!?! I have to go lay down now. I have this throbbing in my head.........
You bet I'm pumped!!! I just had a green tea!!!
 
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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Fri Apr 05, 2002 7:02 pm

If you talk in a Walky-Talky you have to press that button.
 
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Things That You Find Useless

Sat Apr 06, 2002 12:47 am

Well....as far as things that are totally useless...a TV converter with dead batteries...

Mr Spaceman - as far as the opening in the front of mens undies....maybe it was a woman who came up with the idea  Big thumbs up and maybe she did have a "clue". Maybe she thought it would provide "females" with easier access....... Acting devilish

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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Sat Apr 06, 2002 1:01 am

Braille instructions on drive-through ATMs

What about a blind passenger in a vehicle who wants to use the ATM? Braille instructions make it possible to do so, by leaning past the driver.
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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Sat Apr 06, 2002 1:06 am

"cologne, hub caps, jewelry, travel agents, Tom Green, Rhode Island, Monica Lewinski, wedding rings."


As a native Rhode Islander........................................






































I wholeheartedly agree.........


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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Sat Apr 06, 2002 2:42 am

1. The IRS
2. The extreme Right
3. The extreme Left
4. The general public
5. Children

CATS? Mine are fat and keep my feet warm in the winter. There, that's one use for them  Big thumbs up
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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Sat Apr 06, 2002 3:17 am

All I can think of is the stop buttons on VCRs and Tape Players
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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Sat Apr 06, 2002 3:46 am

An expression I've heard a lot...."That's as useless as Tits on a Bull"

The 3 most useless things to an airplane:

1. The altitude above.

2. The runway behind.

3. Air in the gas tanks.

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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Sat Apr 06, 2002 4:01 am

Battery operated clocks that have a pendulum which require a second battery to swing. I really have one.
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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Sat Apr 06, 2002 4:14 am

CD/DVD wrappers that require a phd in engineering to open.

Oh yeah, you can't open them in under 10 minutes, and even when you use tools, you end up giving yourself tetanus.

However, (for CD-R/RW at least) there's a reason. It's so the person that's going to use the blank CD has a one last chance to think about what they're doing. The record company wants the blank CD user to think "are you SURE you want to copy that CD? Think of the music artist! Sitting there in their billion dollar mansion, praying you don't copy his or her music. Did you THINK of the artist before you decided to copy that music?! What about Microsoft?! You don't REALLY want to copy Word 2002 do you?! Bill won't be happy."

So after you've thought some more about the moral implications of what you're doing, managed to open the CD wrapper (with a short trip to the hospital for a tetanus shot after you stabbed yourself with scissors) you can FINALLY copy the music or software you want. Albeit with a new moral understanding, and if you're unlucky, lockjaw.
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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Sat Apr 06, 2002 9:49 am

Rapo...I was just joshin about Rhode Island.

As Mike Meyers used to say when he got verklempt, it's neither a road nor an island.

I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
 
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RE: Things That You Find Useless

Sat Apr 06, 2002 10:07 am

I would have to say all math middle school level and above, and also skatestoppers. (things they put in rails or on ledges to stop skateboarders, bikers or bladers from using them...absolutely pointless)
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