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lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 12:25 PM

THINGS THAT ARE ANNOYING

I'll start.

People who must have a car length or better between them and the next car. Particularly annoying in a drive-thru when you can't get to the speaker or the window because they won't pull up far enough.

Your turn.

goddess28
Goddess28  (Level: 92.6 - Posts: 5236)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 12:41 PM

You?












smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 12:46 PM

People who pay for groceries by paper check, and wait until the last grapefruit is bagged before taking their checkbook out of their purse and starting to write.

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.3 - Posts: 1302)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 12:49 PM

People who pull out in front of you in traffic when there's no one behind you and then go so slowly you have to brake down to avoid hitting them. Why can't they just wait?

larefamiliaris
Larefamiliaris  (Level: 135.2 - Posts: 877)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 12:49 PM

People who ask you - in the course of your job - for one






thing



















at






















a










time,
when everything they want is in the same place.

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 1:04 PM

Phoning for service and wading through a myriad of options that never include speaking with a live person.

And the option you need doesn't exist.

1mks
1mks  (Level: 211.2 - Posts: 5884)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 1:08 PM

People that gossip and trash other people behind their backs when they don't have a CLUE what really went down.

redwingchick
Redwingchick  (Level: 91.1 - Posts: 420)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 1:12 PM

People who pull right in front of you in a parking lot even though you have the right of way.

pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 1:20 PM

Going on a diet and not seeing a 5-lb. loss after the first day.

m48ortal
M48ortal  (Level: 251.4 - Posts: 3742)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 1:23 PM

People who pass you and then turn off at the next intersection (and slow down or stop before they turn.)

Shoppers who abuse the express lane. My favorite clerk is the one who looked at a lady with a full cart and asked, "And which twelve items will you be purchasing today?"

Cheaters.

Drive-thru restaurants that screw up your order, knowing you'll be down the road before you catch the error.

Mountain top removal mining.

Politicians (that's any elected official who disagrees with me, and I'm not listing my beliefs because threads that turn into political arguments annoy me greatly.)

Slow computer response on ANY website.

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 1:28 PM

Taking a big swig of diet coke and realizing, too late, it was the can from yesterday.

leaston
Leaston  (Level: 42.6 - Posts: 839)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 1:39 PM

People who never call first,and just show up on your door step...right at dinner time,and you have just made enough for you and your husband! LOL!

madamec8
Madamec8  (Level: 82.6 - Posts: 893)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 1:46 PM

People walking around using their cellphones completely oblivious to others -- in the grocery store -- in parking lots (they think they automatically have the 'right-of-way' and can walk in front of you and you have to stop) -- in restaurants talking full volume --taking calls and talking at length instead of moving away from people they're with -- and of course people who use cells while driving and put everyone at risk.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 1:48 PM

Taking a big swig of a Coke and discovering it's the one someone put a cigarette butt in yesterday.

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 1:49 PM



1mks
1mks  (Level: 211.2 - Posts: 5884)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 1:52 PM

Taking a big swig of "tea" left on the counter only to discover that it was the glass your son-in-law was using to spit his dip in.

This did NOT happen to me but it DID happen to Ben's ex and I still laugh deliriously over it. bwahahahaha... She puked for ages.

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 2:05 PM

I guess that would make it awesome.

1mks
1mks  (Level: 211.2 - Posts: 5884)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 2:08 PM

It was definitely awesome to me......most annoying to her I'm sure. I laugh with glee just thinking about it.

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 104.9 - Posts: 9952)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 2:17 PM

When you come home from a long trip and you have recorded almost three weeks of daily Larry King hour long programs - and they all are about Michael Jackson!

garrybl
Garrybl  (Level: 280.2 - Posts: 6643)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 2:19 PM

Marsha

There was I sympathizing with your earlier hatred of people gossiping and getting the facts wrong.And now I find you're almost as mean as me.....

(Space here for implied smiley-face).

bigbird
Bigbird  (Level: 239.6 - Posts: 3302)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 2:20 PM

Waiting at a stop sign for a really long time for the oncoming car - and then having it turn without signaling.

And I don't know what a glass of dip is....

daveguth
Daveguth  (Level: 254.2 - Posts: 1636)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 2:29 PM

People in movie theaters who do any of the following:

-Talk out loud as if they were at home watching a video (particularly those idiots who “predict” what’s about to happen or repeat loudly a line they thought was funny)
-Bring their crying babies or bored toddlers to the theater
-Leave their cell phones on and then answer them when they ring
-Kick the back of your chair
-Laugh at scenes that weren’t meant to be funny
-Bring lots of wrapped candy and other goodies and spend several minutes unwrapping each piece
-Eat popcorn with their mouth open or constantly shake the popcorn box (presumably to get all the uncooked ones to the bottom so they can “safely” pour the popcorn into their mouth)
-Get up to go to the bathroom and stumble over your feet during an important scene
-Watch the closing credits standing up


gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 142.8 - Posts: 6057)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 2:41 PM

People driving and tail gaiting like you can make a turn at lightning speed, and they appear to think you can go straight up to get out of their way.

Marilyn...

quackinator
Quackinator  (Level: 168.2 - Posts: 151)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 2:46 PM

When you're flipping back and forth between a ball game and a TV show and both have commercials at the same time

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 3:02 PM

People who park their grocery cart on one side of the aisle and then go stand on the other side & peruse, effectively blocking both sides of the aisle.

Or going to a store of any kind, and the ONE thing you came to find has someone planted in front of it. Literally camped out so you can't get to it. Saturday, I swear, some lady picked up every bag of grapes and examined them thoroughly. Why I haven't had a stroke yet, I don't know.

pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 3:13 PM

I think over-sized panties are a stroke deterrant.

donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 3:18 PM

Getting a little teaser story on the six o'clock news with the "rest" of the story at 11. Channel 7 in Detroit is great at this.

Skateboarders and bikers on the sidewalk.

People who stand and watch their dog crap on my grass and then nonchalontly go on their way. I once went out and bagged a pile and dumped it on the dog owners porch just to prove a point. Nice dog though.

Idiots who park their car across the sidewalk.

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 3:24 PM

airports in general.
Traffic in the DC area.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 3:26 PM

People who pull up in the double driveway we share with the neighbors and honk the horn instead of going to the door - at 7AM on Sunday morning! GRRR!

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 3:32 PM

That's about the time a conveniently placed sprinkler would come on.

ladyvol
Ladyvol  (Level: 205.4 - Posts: 5490)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 4:04 PM

Spouse and kids who won't put their dirty laundry in the hamper and people who deliberately hurt others by words or deeds..
Vickie

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.5 - Posts: 5316)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 5:00 PM

:People who don't know that crying babies and whiny children - like good intentions - should be carried out immediately.

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.3 - Posts: 1302)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 5:04 PM

People who don't train their dogs. The neighbor's dog is right outside our bedroom window and it wakes me up nearly every morning whining and barking. Now I don't even want a dog anymore and that's just sad.

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 5:10 PM

Ill-fitting underwear.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 5:29 PM

UNDERWEAR

1mks
1mks  (Level: 211.2 - Posts: 5884)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 5:33 PM

Having your underwire break while you are in public........thereby assuring that you will be stabbed to death before you can rectify the problem.

AND dipping is NOT a pleasant past time.....to somewhat explain.....putting a tobacco product in your mouth....between your lip and gums........then periodically "spitting" into a container......I personally think it is disgusting.....but then, each to his own.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 5:36 PM

What's an underwire?

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 5:57 PM

Those heinous things they put in the cups of bras to give you that special lift. I'm short so any underwire ends up digging me in the armpit all day.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 6:03 PM

Oh, honey, you have to have something to lift to bother with those things.

They're beyond annoying, they're torture devices.

Annoying is sock toe seams so thick they rub blisters.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 6:41 PM

People that........nah, just...people.

Things that used to be easy to fix that have become frustratingly impossible to fix and now require an $85 service call just to get someone to show up at the door before they fix a thing. And they show up without the parts to fix it, though you clearly told them what was needed when you called them. And they won't come back to complete the job until they get back from pacemaker SURGERY!

Important nformation on medicine bottles that require an electron microscope to read.

Products to kill bugs and/or weeds that have 3 full pages of warnings - and at the end in electron microscope size type the instructions how to use them.

buchanan
Buchanan  (Level: 81.3 - Posts: 339)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 7:11 PM

I agree and also why don't they have their money ready when the orders ready,they know how much it is because when they order the person tells them. buchanan

felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 7:12 PM

ME!

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 7:25 PM

Those people who park their cars slightly crossways across two parking spots so no one can park by them. You don't know how badly I would love to put two cars in, as close as I could, so they couldn't move their car.

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 7:30 PM

Oh yeah. And the fact that I barfed on the Death Float.

dammit

1mks
1mks  (Level: 211.2 - Posts: 5884)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 7:33 PM

Oh no......you mean to tell me that you actually yakked in that gorgeous clear water? Did ya really think the fish were THAT hungry? I am SO disappointed and that is annoying to me that you would do something so utterly crass.

swiper
Swiper  (Level: 146.5 - Posts: 874)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 7:45 PM

How about people who park at self-serve pumps, fill their tank and then go back in the store to shop or order their lunch leaving their car at the pump the whole time while others are waiting to gas up. OR people who double park beside an empty space, that's my favorite!

winddancer41
Winddancer41  (Level: 63.3 - Posts: 1113)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 8:08 PM

I think the worse thing is people who park in handicap parking and do not have a tag or plates on their car. Then if you sit and watch them it is usually someone who gets out and run into the store or mall thinking they can get away with it. Charlotte

pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 2478)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 8:17 PM

Having neighbors, that you are aware are "Out of %@#!ing beer!" even though they live across the street and up 50 yards.... geez, I didnt even know their last name!

oogie54
Oogie54  (Level: 201.5 - Posts: 1120)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 9:00 PM

People who loll around the sidewalks at a snail's pace making it almost impossible to drive there

mplaw51
Mplaw51  (Level: 179.5 - Posts: 1582)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 9:21 PM

People on their cell phones who cut you off at high rates of speed and are totally unaware that they did it. Jerks...

People you work with who talk constantly then scurry at the end of the day to get work done and complain that they're swamped. Seriously, you're not getting a raise.

Sullen cashiers

Ever notice that many cashiers can't make change? How sad is that?

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 9:48 PM

I did Marsha. Something didn't sit right with me. Coulda been the Mike's mixed with the bbq ribs, mixed with the half a bag of cherries, mixed with the Pringles. At least that's all I could identify.

Actually, I think I must have had a bug or food poisoning or something because I ended up barfing all night. I couldn't even keep water down. I finally stopped about 1:00 a.m. and got up and ate some pizza crust that was left over. (It was nice of them to save me some, wasn't it?)

Add that to the list. People who eat all the pizza because they figure you're just going to barf it up anyway.

madamec8
Madamec8  (Level: 82.6 - Posts: 893)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 10:40 PM

Could have been the whiskey, might have been the gin.
Could have been three or four six-packs,
I don't know, but look at the mess I'm in,
My head is like a football, I think I'm gonna die,
Tell me, me oh me oh my,
Wasn't that a party?


fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.3 - Posts: 1302)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 11:15 PM

Ok, Lodi and Smoke, I see your problems with the underwires and ill-fitting undies. Go without - total commando or whatever you'd call it. Problem solved. Super comfy it not exactly fit for being out in public.

koota
Koota  (Level: 181.9 - Posts: 2104)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 12:47 AM

Lodi ... If I had known about the Death Float Barf, I would have held your hair.

I'm trying to think of an annoyance for this thread, but the best ones have already been listed.

m48ortal
M48ortal  (Level: 251.4 - Posts: 3742)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 1:20 AM

We have season tickets for the off-Broadway series. Three times in the past year, the person in front of me has opened their phone and sent text messages all through the show. Just when you reach the 'in the flow of the show' feeling, the glow from their screens breaks the mood. I'm going to start chewing gum so I can spit it on their seat (and that, when unprovoked, is another annoyance).

madamec8
Madamec8  (Level: 82.6 - Posts: 893)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 1:34 AM

"Taking a big swig of a Coke and discovering it's the one someone put a cigarette butt in yesterday. "

That happened to my b-i-l (except he was the one who put the cigarette in it) - woke up from a nap and grabbed it off the coffee table for a quick swig -- spewed it clear across the room. Until now .. he's the only person I heard of doing it. Yuk Yuk Yuk.



rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 6:35 AM

m48ortal....
I was once behind a guy in the express lane and he had about 25 items.
He was drunk so took his time finding his debit card....
The card was refused....insufficient funds....
Called his wife on his cell phone to get cash from the bank
and bring it over to the store.

Now - this is Canada eh....so no-one except me said anything to the clod.
Fortunately I had my cart between me and him. He tried to climb over it
(having lots of time while waiting for his wife) I tipped the cart and he fell off.

When I finally got out of the store he was standing there waiting for me.
Nervously, I started to go around him....
He stepped towards me....
and apologised !!!!
And no....I didn't say "that's OK. Have a nice day"

swiper
Swiper  (Level: 146.5 - Posts: 874)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 8:44 AM

a mammogeam later on today

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 11:31 AM

Spastic kittens who climb my leg and then disappear like a blur when I try to take a swing at them.

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 2:03 PM

84% humidity, no matter what the temp. I'm wilting.

asor
Asor  (Level: 156.0 - Posts: 589)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 3:34 PM

The vast global conspiracy that appears to have made Central America part of North America without anyone telling me!!

P.S. Please note that this comment is related to a recent WTHAI and in no way should be seen as connected to any immigration debate.

1mks
1mks  (Level: 211.2 - Posts: 5884)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 4:15 PM

ANTS

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 5:15 PM

Zipper Accidents.

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 7:43 PM

Peeling

m48ortal
M48ortal  (Level: 251.4 - Posts: 3742)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 8:30 PM

Raccoons in my sweet corn patch. Doggone it, they look so darn cute in my cross-hairs.












Kidding!!!! I use a live catch and release trap, and turn them loose near my local county agent's garden.

artcr1715
Artcr1715  (Level: 100.1 - Posts: 165)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 8:38 PM

Watching the Cubs lose

1mks
1mks  (Level: 211.2 - Posts: 5884)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 8:41 PM

Inhaling paint fumes..........although, if I have to smell it much longer it may very well become "awesome".

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Wed, 29th Jul '09 11:16 PM

The same old crap.

rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Thu, 30th Jul '09 9:56 AM

Lodi....
By "same old crap"
do you mean
over-eating, drinking
and barfing????

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Thu, 30th Jul '09 11:54 AM

Losing your new bank debit card right off your desk before you've activated it, and the old one is already being refused before it even expires.

Then, after two days and nights of intensive ransacking of three rooms, a car, and all the pockets in the laundry hamper, you find it, which should be awesome.

But it was in your purse.

Duh, me.

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Thu, 30th Jul '09 11:56 AM

bwwwwwahahahahahaha!

Wait. No, that's not what I meant. I was actually referring to the same "blah blah blah, my opinions are always right and therefore you are stupid" threads that keep floating like turds to the top.

I think I'm out of practice on my overeating & drinking. I'll have to work on that.


spacecat
Spacecat  (Level: 158.7 - Posts: 667)
Thu, 30th Jul '09 12:05 PM

Forgetting TQOTD is set to expire and it does.

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Fri, 31st Jul '09 7:12 PM

The fact that I just HAD to have that 2nd piece of red velvet cake with the inch thick real cream cheese frosting.

I'm in pain.

pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Fri, 31st Jul '09 7:18 PM

...but what a way to go!

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Fri, 31st Jul '09 8:11 PM

And now I fit into my big red panties.

pafork
Pafork  (Level: 132.0 - Posts: 537)
Fri, 31st Jul '09 9:09 PM

I'm glad I don't have to deal with all those annoying driver things very often any more, but the subway has it's share of annoying people too. Like:

--The people who rush onto the train and then plant themselves in the doorway, blocking everyone else trying to get in or out
--The men (yes, always men) who sit with their legs so far apart that they take up two seats
--The people who sit in the aisle seat when the window seat is free, and then refuse to move to let you get to the window seat
(I've taken to accidentally stepping on their feet as I shove past them to sit down.)
-- The people who push onto the train the second the doors open, when there are people trying to get out first
-- The people who don't give up their seats for handicapped/elderly/pregnant riders, esp. when they pretend they don't see
them
-- The people who have loud cell phone conversations on shoulder-to-shoulder packed trains, so that they're yelling into your
ear about their doctor appointment/fight with their boyfriend/awesome night partying/important business meeting

And though it doesn't affect me so is really kind of a petty annoyance, I have a special aversion to women wearing Uggs with shorts or miniskirts when it's hot outside, or flip flops with winter coats and scarves, or high heels in inappropriate places - like hiking trails or on the beach.

asor
Asor  (Level: 156.0 - Posts: 589)
Fri, 31st Jul '09 9:21 PM

Endless political threads that need to die and disappear...forever.





asor
Asor  (Level: 156.0 - Posts: 589)
Fri, 31st Jul '09 9:23 PM

(Meaning ones that show not so much as an iota of critical thought or willingness to consider anything other than one's own preconceived notions...)

uturntama
Uturntama  (Level: 51.0 - Posts: 179)
Sat, 1st Aug '09 12:17 AM

Born in America and currently living here too. 1) Seeing all these help wanted ads stating bi-lingual a plus or bi-lingual a must. Why the heck do you have to be bi-lingual to get the job that should have first and foremost English as the primary language. 2) Calling various state or goverment agencies and going through at least 5 different languages before English as an option and then the rep who answers..................YOU CANNOT UNDERSTAND!

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Sat, 1st Aug '09 2:05 AM

Putting in my ATM card and wondering why they can't code it, after a bazillion uses, to automatically know that I want English on the screen.

godwit
Godwit  (Level: 78.9 - Posts: 435)
Sat, 1st Aug '09 3:06 AM

The fact that everyone finds everyone else incredibly annoying, slow, in the way, incorrect and irritating.
What's up with that? I find it irritating that everyone is always so irritated.

asor
Asor  (Level: 156.0 - Posts: 589)
Sat, 1st Aug '09 12:51 PM

I find it irritating that I used so many of these in my earlier post:

Think I just needed a bubblebath and glass of wine. And maybe my blankie.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sat, 1st Aug '09 1:35 PM

Everyone who drives slower than I do is an idiot. And everyone who drives faster than I do is a maniac.

Which I'm sure is what everybody else thinks about me in relation to their speed.

But I am seriously annoyed by 18-wheelers who decide they want the little space of road already occupied by..uh...ME! I seem to be a fly to them and they think they can just effortlessly swat me off the road.

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Sat, 1st Aug '09 11:43 PM

I'm hot & covered in dog hair.

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Sat, 1st Aug '09 11:46 PM

Well take off the damn dog hair then!

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Sat, 1st Aug '09 11:54 PM

I have an excellent brush I would give to you, but you must promise to read "The Art of Driving in the Rain", the best book I've read in years. It concerns a dog who's convinced he will be reincarnated as a human.

flyingluci
Flyingluci  (Level: 47.3 - Posts: 340)
Sat, 1st Aug '09 11:57 PM

People who are on the phone and almost hit a person in the crosswalks or in parking lots

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Sun, 2nd Aug '09 1:21 AM

I second that!

Sandy - I was clipping Bucket, our little hairy dog. He wasn't tolerating the heat well and I figured he should be naked. He figured otherwise. By god, he's not pretty but he's shaved.

avdralle
Avdralle  (Level: 183.6 - Posts: 57)
Sun, 2nd Aug '09 7:06 AM

People who park their shopping carts next to the deli counter, blocking anyone else from getting close while they are waiting for their number to be called.

lynnm
Lynnm  (Level: 226.6 - Posts: 1952)
Sun, 2nd Aug '09 10:31 AM

Thinking the worst of people as one's first reaction, rather than giving the benefit of the doubt, especially to those who've earned that.

pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 2478)
Sun, 2nd Aug '09 10:34 AM

The city of Pittsburgh, has some pretty unique geography, in order to approach the city, 90% of the time, if not more you must pass through a tunnel to get here.
For reasons, that elude me, despite that the width of the road, widens, rather than narrows, and the tunnels are all well lit, traffic slows by at least 20 mph, before the tunnel entrance. This leads to endless back ups, that miraculously disappear as you leave the tunnel.... 2 mile back up before..... wide open after. I worked at a hospital that required I go through on one of the tunnels to get there and one that did not. The first hospital was 35 miles from home and the second 37. My morning commute to the first one, took 70 minutes. The second, 45-50.
So, when you read a sign that says "maintain speed', please, for the love of Mike, JUST DO IT!

(one postive tunnel experience, was when kids at Carnegie Mellon, made it their project to get radio transmission, inside the tunnels, what a great thing!)

felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Sun, 2nd Aug '09 10:38 AM

Speaking of the Pittsburgh area. The service at Quaker Steak & Lube near Cranberry PA has the worst service of any place that I have ever TRIED to dine. World's best wings? One would never know by the phantom waiting staff. Very annoying.

pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 2478)
Sun, 2nd Aug '09 11:29 AM

You should have come, this side of Pittsburgh, Felix! The Cranberry part has grown very quickly and with none of the usual charm!
Of course, I avoid restaurants that imply the name of motor oil......

marynuala
Marynuala  (Level: 133.8 - Posts: 994)
Sun, 2nd Aug '09 11:45 AM

There is a lottery slogan that says “You’ve go to be in it to win it”. I once bought a “Thunderball” lottery ticket at my local supermarket. I thought no more about it and put both my manual numbers selection and electronic tickets aside to be checked against the results later. As I never win, I rarely buy them, and gasped when a winning “Thunderball” pair matched my chosen numbers. Fine, until I looked at the electronic printout and found that the girl at the cash desk incorrectly input the numbers I had written on the manual ticket, and replaced it with another number so I had no official proof of winning. Annoying and also unlucky!


suzannec
Suzannec  (Level: 247.3 - Posts: 616)
Sun, 2nd Aug '09 4:37 PM

Who dooesn't love a good potluck? However if the person in charge says that all dishes must be homemade, then I don't want to see any store-bought macaroni salad!! Also, please take the lid or foil off your dish and for goodness sake, bring your own serving spoon!

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sun, 2nd Aug '09 4:45 PM

And tape your name to it!

m48ortal
M48ortal  (Level: 251.4 - Posts: 3742)
Sun, 2nd Aug '09 4:50 PM

I have a sister-in-law who is always told "bring a loaf of bread" to potlucks. Her family dines out or orders in when her husband doesn't have time to cook. The best thing she ever brought to a family gathering was a cooler of drinks.

m48ortal
M48ortal  (Level: 251.4 - Posts: 3742)
Sun, 2nd Aug '09 4:57 PM

Another annoying thing about potlucks. We had an annual potluck at church, and one family always seemed to "trade up" when it was time to pack up. They would bring one container, but leave with a newer, similar container. If confronted, it was, "Sorry, I though this was mine." Then there's the folks who bring nothing but an appetite, and take heaping plates of left-overs home "for Aunt Bessie. She was too sick to come." I'm not hard-hearted toward the needy, but it's the same ones every year.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Sun, 2nd Aug '09 5:03 PM

Rain on race day.

felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Sun, 2nd Aug '09 7:34 PM

NAS(ty)CAR clips on Sports Center.

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 104.9 - Posts: 9952)
Sun, 2nd Aug '09 7:39 PM



I'm with Felix.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Sun, 2nd Aug '09 7:52 PM

People who dump on things other people love.

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.3 - Posts: 1302)
Sun, 2nd Aug '09 9:26 PM

People who spit their gum out on the parking lot and then I step in it on a warm summer day and track it into my car and house. It's called a trash can, for Pete's sake!!!!

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sun, 2nd Aug '09 9:33 PM

People who go to a huge store (like a super Target or something) and fight for the closest park. Then they spend an hour walking around that Disneyworld- sized place.

Then after they check out and load their car with purchases, it's "just too far" to walk their cart to the nearest cart storage area and they leave it beside their car to roll and smash into someone else's vehicle.

barnierubble
Barnierubble  (Level: 93.9 - Posts: 637)
Mon, 3rd Aug '09 11:59 AM

Thinking that Lodi is a slim, beautiful young lady, then seeing her pants, which are obviously too, too small for her. LOL Bill

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Mon, 3rd Aug '09 12:17 PM

I am annoyed by that on a daily basis.

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Sat, 8th Aug '09 11:09 AM

Last night I went clothes shopping. My eyes lit up when I saw a clearance rack. I am annoyed that some stores' idea of clearance means originally $48.00, marked down to $44.99. To me, clearance means "get it out of here, give us $5.00 and its yours."

leaston
Leaston  (Level: 42.6 - Posts: 839)
Sat, 8th Aug '09 11:25 AM

Kids who can hardly wait to get out of your house....only to return a few years later,with 2 kids and a husband in tow. I love them dearly!!

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Sat, 8th Aug '09 12:09 PM

hahaha! I remember when I was the only kid left at home, some of my siblings would take turns doing this to my dad. It was fun for a while but it sure was nice when they moved out.

leaston
Leaston  (Level: 42.6 - Posts: 839)
Sat, 8th Aug '09 12:44 PM

I have 4, 1 son and 3 daughters...and they have all done this...and oh yes!!!! It's party time,when they move out LOL!

billkozy
Billkozy  (Level: 280.1 - Posts: 308)
Mon, 10th Aug '09 3:06 AM

People who hit other people with hammers and rocks.

Oh, and people who take forks and stab them into the backs of other people. Or anywhere else on their body for that matter.

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Mon, 10th Aug '09 6:54 AM

Getting rear-ended while sitting at a stoplight, and having to pay my deductible out of pocket cause the driver at fault was "under insured". She hit 4 of us by the way. My car was in front, the guy behind me was a sheriff. Yes, of COURSE she was talking on her cell. And to top it all off, I was on my way to work, and she got to the hospital before me. (she got to ride in the ambulance) Everyone was ok BTW.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Mon, 10th Aug '09 7:23 AM

Bill - I couldn't agree more!




(But I actually had a HS student stabbed with a fork by his ankle-donut wearing crazy cousin last Thanksgiving - stabbed enough to end up in the hospital)

oldcougar
Oldcougar  (Level: 220.4 - Posts: 1935)
Mon, 10th Aug '09 8:27 AM

My Mom used to say that houses should be made with detachable bedrooms so when the kids moved out they took the whole kit & kaboodle with them, never to return.
Smart lady

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Mon, 10th Aug '09 8:50 AM

People who throw cigarette butts out the car window.

THE WORLD IS NOT YOUR ASHTRAY!

fainodraino
Fainodraino  (Level: 113.1 - Posts: 240)
Mon, 10th Aug '09 9:20 AM

Country music
Rap music (oxymoron, IMO)
The USA channel that only shows 6 episodes of a show and calls it a season.
And I agree about NASCAR clips during SportsCenter. Or just NASCAR in general. Cars driving around and around, never knowing the fun of doing a right-hand turn.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Mon, 10th Aug '09 9:25 AM

They're doing right-hand turns on the road course at Watkins Glen today, weather permitting; doesn't surprise me that you don't know that, since you don't know anything about the sport.

felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Mon, 10th Aug '09 12:33 PM

NAS(ty)CAR is like eating glass. You don't have to digest very much of it, to not care for it.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Mon, 10th Aug '09 1:28 PM

Felix.

felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Mon, 10th Aug '09 1:29 PM

All a true Artist wants is recognition. Much Thanks.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Mon, 10th Aug '09 1:30 PM

And slightly less so, fire ants.

goddess28
Goddess28  (Level: 92.6 - Posts: 5236)
Mon, 10th Aug '09 1:32 PM

People who knock stuff they know nothing about?

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Mon, 10th Aug '09 2:45 PM

Faino - I couldn't agree with you more about USA and their extremely short seasons. And the "goodbye" commercials about Monk, as though we're just all happy to see him pack up and go, and we all agree it's time. They don't get it at all. I think it's disrespectful to the audience.

They had such great commercials in past years - my fave was the very good day one where even the clouds became squares for him. Why couldn't we have enjoyed his last season with happy memories rather than the downers they have now? I actually wrote them about it!

felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Mon, 10th Aug '09 3:01 PM

People that have no idea what other people may or may not know about.

goddess28
Goddess28  (Level: 92.6 - Posts: 5236)
Mon, 10th Aug '09 3:04 PM

This is a fun game!

goddess28
Goddess28  (Level: 92.6 - Posts: 5236)
Mon, 10th Aug '09 3:08 PM

Here kitty kitty!

lucimoore
Lucimoore  (Level: 183.4 - Posts: 1684)
Mon, 10th Aug '09 3:12 PM

Yep, it's the "Spice" of life.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Mon, 10th Aug '09 3:21 PM

Kids who don't call when my driver wins.

m48ortal
M48ortal  (Level: 251.4 - Posts: 3742)
Mon, 10th Aug '09 3:21 PM

Buying a CD of Oldies and finding out that they are either re-recordings by the remnants of the original group, or cover tunes by someone else. Madacy (out of Canada) and K-Tel are bad to do this. Always check the label. If it doesn't say "Original recordings by the original artist," ask if you can listen to it in-store. (Assuming anyone besides me still buys CDs.)

And you can't return them once opened. The only good thing is, they make decent targets for skeet practice.

goddess28
Goddess28  (Level: 92.6 - Posts: 5236)
Mon, 10th Aug '09 3:22 PM

Someone who tells you the end of an event before you have seen it.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Mon, 10th Aug '09 3:24 PM

I heard that there was a group recording those compilation albums "By the Original Artists" who called themselves ... the Original Artists.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Mon, 10th Aug '09 3:48 PM

I'm sorry, honey, really truly! That's worse than annoying, that's a real bummer.

You still want to watch.



goddess28
Goddess28  (Level: 92.6 - Posts: 5236)
Mon, 10th Aug '09 3:52 PM

Well congrats to Smoke!

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Mon, 10th Aug '09 4:04 PM



Now let's stop annoying folks. I've got some celebrating to do, call me when you're home.

Back to the annoying stuff, y'all.

Why are cereal bags so hard to get into and tear all at once slinging a million Cheerios to the four corners of the room?

The dogs dig it, though.

fainodraino
Fainodraino  (Level: 113.1 - Posts: 240)
Mon, 10th Aug '09 10:20 PM

They're doing right-hand turns on the road course at Watkins Glen today, weather permitting; doesn't surprise me that you don't know that, since you don't know anything about the sport.

Thanks for being insulting, Smoke, another annoying thing. And what Felix(?) or whoever said about declaring what one knows or doesn't know.

So, is this the ONLY race where they turn right?

Oh wait a minute...I don't care, cuz it's nascar.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Mon, 10th Aug '09 10:22 PM

I wasn't being insulting at all, just stating an obvious fact.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Mon, 10th Aug '09 10:26 PM

And no, it's not.

goddess28
Goddess28  (Level: 92.6 - Posts: 5236)
Mon, 10th Aug '09 10:30 PM

NASCAR ROCKS! ()

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Mon, 10th Aug '09 10:45 PM

YOU DIDN'T CALL! I'm so annoyed with you.

tazmaniac72
Tazmaniac72  (Level: 188.0 - Posts: 213)
Mon, 10th Aug '09 10:46 PM

People who come into where I work, and make the utmost effort to ruin my day, because their life must be so awful, that they have nothing better to do than to come and fuss and make a complete a$$ of themselves because they got overcharged a couple of bucks on something they purchased. Something else? Sorry theives who steal stuff, and then bring it in for a refund so they can try to buy cigarettes (like these two 'ladies' -loose term, did today). These same folks blame everyone else for their failures and use taxpayer's money to pay for their mistakes.

I work retail......gotta love it!

tazmaniac72
Tazmaniac72  (Level: 188.0 - Posts: 213)
Mon, 10th Aug '09 10:49 PM

Speaking of NASCAR (which I do like, BTW, maybe not as passionate as some...but I still like it), a friend of mine suggested something that would get people to watch...figure 8 tracks!!! That would make for some interesting racing, for sure! Now Smoke, you know I love ya...I'm just trying to lighten up the load a bit!

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Mon, 10th Aug '09 11:02 PM

I've seen some of those races, they're called demolition derbies!

Always nice to see you buddy. You lighten things up just by showing up.

lucimoore
Lucimoore  (Level: 183.4 - Posts: 1684)
Mon, 10th Aug '09 11:13 PM

Hey Mike! Gosh it's good to know you're here. Hope all's well with you and your family. We've missed you.

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Mon, 10th Aug '09 11:31 PM

Who's Mike?

lucimoore
Lucimoore  (Level: 183.4 - Posts: 1684)
Mon, 10th Aug '09 11:46 PM

An incredibly nice young man who loves his family. I could go on but it might become sappy.

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Tue, 11th Aug '09 12:16 AM

Hmmm. Must be a different Mike than I know.

m48ortal
M48ortal  (Level: 251.4 - Posts: 3742)
Tue, 11th Aug '09 6:37 AM

She means the other Mike. The one that can carry a tune.

In fact, you mean another Mike also, I'd bet.

I haven't followed Nascar since the King retired. Went to the Indy 500 time trials and watched a driver die in a fiery crash right in front of us. That was my last racing trip. Don't see that happen much in football or basketball. However, I suspect that if that were a possibility in soccer, its popularity would increase in the US.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Tue, 11th Aug '09 7:50 AM

I've always been a Petty fan. The King has stepped out of the car but he's hardly retired - he and Kyle are running three teams and doing pretty well. Saw ol' Richard in Victory Lane not very many weeks ago.

MAJOR annoyance - price stickers on book covers (or anything) that won't come off without damage.



goddess28
Goddess28  (Level: 92.6 - Posts: 5236)
Tue, 11th Aug '09 7:57 AM

Trying to get a new CD open. Darn near impossible!

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Tue, 11th Aug '09 7:58 AM

trying to get anything open. I curse the tylenol killer.

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.3 - Posts: 1302)
Tue, 11th Aug '09 1:21 PM

Smoke, yes!! Or if the sticker actually comes off but leaves a sticky residue. Ick!

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Tue, 11th Aug '09 1:35 PM

I KNOW! What the heck do you use that doesn't also do damage? I've tried alcohol and nail polish remover with mixed results.

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.3 - Posts: 1302)
Tue, 11th Aug '09 1:42 PM

Exactly. Or that orange oil stuff, but that damages any kind of paper since it is oil based.

1mks
1mks  (Level: 211.2 - Posts: 5884)
Tue, 11th Aug '09 1:58 PM

70% humidity

lucimoore
Lucimoore  (Level: 183.4 - Posts: 1684)
Tue, 11th Aug '09 2:14 PM

For book stickers, I usually try my hairdryer until the sticker is good and warm, then use a palate knife if you have one or the thinnest spatula (maybe a small offset one like you use to spread icing) to try to ease under the sticker. You may have to reheat with the dryer but usually works fairly well without damaging the jacket.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Tue, 11th Aug '09 2:47 PM

Know when it's the very most annoying? When you've found a perfect little century-old volume of poetry for that special friend, with a pristine original embossed paper wrapper (not like the slick shiny paper they mostly are now), when you would gladly have paid fifty dollars, and it's got a big fat sticky fifty cent price tag stuck next to the elegant beribboned cameo illustration.

And it does not come off without damage. Looked like it would but when I was almost home it lifted the Wedgwood blue surface off the white backing and there was no saving it. I did something silly and personal to cover it, but it would've been so perfect if it had come off clean.


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