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Cream-of-Plenty
Apr 21, 2010


rocket_man38 posted:

Whenever you say something and someone goes "no really?" or "no poo poo?!" Just because people on tv say it does not mean you need to.

No poo poo?

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Fucked-Up Little Dog
Aug 26, 2008

Posting live from the nightmare future of Web 3.0

Scratchmo

My pet peeve is people getting really worked up over silly things. When I see it happen I get frustrated myself which is pretty dumb I guess.

That said, I have to confess to sometimes getting upset when people take a ridiculously long time to figure out how to use ticket machines, but I got really cross at an old lady doing this a while ago when I was in a hurry and realised afterwards how ridiculous and unreasonable I was being.

Since then, I've been much better at waiting patiently in queues and to return to my first comment I think a few of you guys need to step back from these situations that get you so mad and consider chilling the gently caress out...or else I'll get worked up!

Kopijeger
Feb 14, 2010


Sunshine89 posted:

I will never donate to charities that engage in this practice, and the one I do already support that does it, every year I write them and ask them to discontinue the practice.

You should stop donating to them immediately and find a charity that does not engage in charity mugging. I fear loss of income is the only way they could possibly learn not to do this.

- Similar to charity mugging, the "opinion missionaries", who do not necessarily want money from you, but apparently believe that random passers-by that haven't even looked in their direction will make the opinions and convictions of the missionaries their own if they only badger them enough. Starting to say "Do you know about..." to my back when I'm on my way out from the public library will NOT make me follow your cause.

- Regular missionaries who come to your door. If I wanted to hear what Jehova's Witnesses have to say I would have sought them out on my own. And dear fellows from the Church of Latter Day Saints, it is nice that you unlike so many other foreigners bother to learn the Norwegian language, but it is largely futile, not to mention rude, to attempt to push your beliefs on strangers in one of the least religious countries on the planet.

- Foreigners who stay in our country in the medium to long term yet do not bother to learn even the simplest phrases of the language. Exchange students at the university are especially prone to this, even though student exchanges are supposed to be all about getting to know other countries, their cultures and languages. For some reason they choose to come to our expensive country, complain about the weather and the winter darkness and then they do not even bother to learn single-syllable words, even though they usually stay at least a semester. Sometimes they take it even further: an article in a local newspaper mentioned someone who has stayed here for six years studying technical subjects that should be in demand (petroleum engineering or something in that vein), not bothered to learn the language, and then find themselves rejected when they apply for jobs at Norwegian companies who aren't going to take on the hassle and expense of translating everything they do for the benefit of a single arrogant foreigner.

- Newspapers who plaster their front-page with entirely silly or trivial news: "Dog killed and eaten by eagle", "It's going to be sunny next week!", "This is how I live bound to a wheelchair", and so on.

- Bus timetables that only have a flimsy connection to the actual schedule. Of course it's going to go slower when there is a lot of traffic, why can't you work out average travel times of every hour of the day and day of the week and print those on the timetable?

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3D Megadoodoo
Nov 25, 2010

BENIS


Kopijeger posted:

- Newspapers who plaster their front-page with entirely silly or trivial news: "Dog killed and eaten by eagle", "It's going to be sunny next week!", "This is how I live bound to a wheelchair, and so on.

I used to be mildly vexed by this but then I realized it's basically about no news being good news. I'm sure whenever your government collapses or a plague breaks out or there's a lunatic with a semi-automatic torsk killing everyone the papers will write about it but, in the meantime, let's be thankful for all the "A Kim Kardashian almost showed her bottom somewhere at some point!" articles.

Dr Snofeld
Apr 30, 2009


soapgish posted:

How? With extraordinary ease. What I find Sisyphean is being depraved for the sake acceptance and a perceived simplicity when the adverse saves time, money, and yourself from the slop trough whenever people think of you, also sparring them a similar fate.

I could really pour piss and vinegar all over this but it all boils down to it being disgusting and as evolved a tradition as the fecal-fur apes who started it.

I'm surprised you can see other people eating at all with your head so far up your arse.

Kopijeger
Feb 14, 2010


Jerry Cotton posted:

I used to be mildly vexed by this but then I realized it's basically about no news being good news. I'm sure whenever your government collapses or a plague breaks out or there's a lunatic with a semi-automatic torsk killing everyone the papers will write about it but, in the meantime, let's be thankful for all the "A Kim Kardashian almost showed her bottom somewhere at some point!" articles.

Except that there are usually other items inside the newspaper that may not be exciting in any way, but at least should be of more interest to the general public than the silly items I mentioned (they're all real, if paraphrased), even if it is just stuff like "these roads are scheduled to be rebuilt", "airline offers new route from local airport" and so on.

Horrible Smutbeast
Sep 2, 2011


I hate animals that beg for food, especially while you eat.

The worst was my dad's dog growing up. It was a lovely little poodle that would sit on the edge of the carpet the table was on and just loving cry. It'd dance around in one spot and whine, shriek, mumble and bark while shaking like it was -40C degrees in the room. I just couldn't stand it. Of course they wouldn't lock him in the washroom or do anything about it. Ooooh, just ignore it. It got so bad I started eating over the sink as fast as I could before my family settled at the table because I just couldn't deal with it. It didn't help they thought it was funny when he'd stand on my chair when I went to get a drink and dig into my food.

If my cat so much as even looks at me and sniffs while I'm eating I banish him to the other room. It's also why I can't deal with eating at friend's places if they have an animal and think it's cute to feed them off their plate. I want to physically hurt people's horribly trained dogs that go after my food like that.

Cowslips Warren
Oct 29, 2005

What use had they for tricks and cunning, living in the enemy's warren and paying his price?


Grimey Drawer

People who make everything into an innuendo.

Me: Okay, so you want to buy 5 plecos and 3 shrimp? I'll bag them up now.

Weird Fucker: Heh heh, yeah, I'd love for you to bag me something nice.

Me: ....all right, I'll meet you at Petsmart. It'll be $20.

WF: Why don't you bring them by my house and spend the night? Wife left, kids are gon. I got the 20, but you want some driftwood too?

Me: Sure to the driftwood.

WF: Nice. I got plenty of hard wood for you. Lots of hard hard wood. Come by tonight.


The dude is old enough to be my dad, and when I called him on this, he acted shocked that any girl would be offended by some skeeveball asking them over to the house repeatedly.




Assholes who leave a pile of dirty dishes in the sink, because they ran the dishwasher and didn't unload it.

loving retail stores that are open on national holidays. Grocery stores, I could see with limited hours. Hospitals should be open, yes. But NOBODY NEEDS A loving MICHAELS OR TARGET OR KOHLS OPEN ON loving THANKSGIVING.

Christmas Jones
Apr 12, 2007

nuklear fizzicist

I grew up very shy. But I also like to make jokes, or riff on things other people have said if the thought comes to me. This has led to:

Me: "Well, maybe he should have minded his own chickens!"
Jerk: "Ha ha! She said, "Minded his own chickens!"

...I know what I said. I was there. I'm STILL HERE in fact. I don't know which makes me feel smaller. The talking about me like I'm not there, the implied incredulity that I said something amusing, the awkward silence that follows the immediate repeating of a comment everyone already reacted to...

It happens less often now that I'm more comfortable speaking in group settings and people aren't shocked whenever I open my mouth. But there's still people who do the "She said *repeats what I said.*" thing.

Those people are real assholes.

Magic Hate Ball
May 6, 2007

ha ha ha!
you've already paid for this


Horrible Smutbeast posted:

I hate animals that beg for food, especially while you eat.

The worst was my dad's dog growing up. It was a lovely little poodle that would sit on the edge of the carpet the table was on and just loving cry. It'd dance around in one spot and whine, shriek, mumble and bark while shaking like it was -40C degrees in the room. I just couldn't stand it. Of course they wouldn't lock him in the washroom or do anything about it. Ooooh, just ignore it.

Along these lines, people who buy a dog and make zero effort to train it, and then fawn over it when it shits itself in confusion.

Sponge Baathist
Jan 30, 2010

by FactsAreUseless


More on roundabouts:

I live near the only major roundabout in most of the metro area. If turn signals were the least of my gripe I'd stay silent on this issue. Nobody around here knows how one works. People are stupid/scared of them and don't understand the whole inside/outside lane protocols. Every time I go through I nearly run into the one genius who thinks the outside lane is the perfect route for a left turn and/or any exit that isn't the next one, causing slower traffic flow all around. These kinds of shitheads are what I blame for the daily traffic jam that happens over in that part of town. Nobody ever has the brain cells to consider their body language in the automotive sense

Next time I pass by there I'm gonna just bomb through and strike the fear of Allah into the black heart of whatever dumbass gets in my way.

Sexgun Rasputin
May 5, 2013
Probation
Can't post for 2079 days!


People who counter an effortpost with a terse, strident "gently caress you." It just reeks of "I'm a passive aggressive little rear end in a top hat in real life, and I lack the intellectual bandwidth to make a coherent argument."

People who use the word "literally," but especially if they're using it to highlight what a smug prick they are. I don't care if the use and abuse of "literally" is on every page in this thread and the "expressions you hate" thread, it apparently isn't helping. Stop doing that. I hate you.

People who discover social justice and become obnoxious, moralizing twats who paint anyone they disagree with as a surprise sex apologist or racist or whatever. They're like Republicans in that they don't actually understand how to use those words correctly, they just know they're bad words and use them as a weapon to bludgeon people with.

There's a theme here: People who use the internet (or any other means) to take out their aggression on others with no consequences. It's not physically painful to give your fellow people the benefit of the doubt that they're not inhuman monsters that only exist to be targets of your misplaced anger, like so many moles to be whacked in the Chuck E Cheese's of your heart.

Schizophrenic Orb
Nov 16, 2009

Intriguing...


When people make a mistake in a text, and then send another text to clarify. But not like actual important mistakes. Like instead of "I'll be there in a bit" their phone changes it to "I'll be there in a but" and then two minutes later they'll send another text with "*Bit", as if I didn't understand what they said in the first place.

cvnvcnv
Mar 17, 2013

__________________


Not My Goodies posted:

People who discover social justice and become obnoxious, moralizing twats who paint anyone they disagree with as a surprise sex apologist or racist or whatever. They're like Republicans in that they don't actually understand how to use those words correctly, they just know they're bad words and use them as a weapon to bludgeon people with.

I'm down with your diatribe but I'm sure you meant [Redacted] Sorry, you're great.

Schizophrenic Orb posted:

When people make a mistake in a text, and then send another text to clarify. But not like actual important mistakes. Like instead of "I'll be there in a bit" their phone changes it to "I'll be there in a but" and then two minutes later they'll send another text with "*Bit", as if I didn't understand what they said in the first place.
It's a pet peeve for them, as well.

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Sexgun Rasputin
May 5, 2013
Probation
Can't post for 2079 days!


soapgish posted:

I'm down with your diatribe but I'm sure you meant Democrats. Republicans are absurdly less likely to embrace semantics and political correctness when it comes to social issues, especially when it comes to the specifics you mentioned.


No, you're the real racist. Let me explain to you why in the most ignorant, racist way imaginable. Checkmate, lib.


At least conservatives are upfront about how they don't care about anyone but themselves and are just throwing your own words back at you because they're spiteful fucks just looking to score points. Social justice is ostensibly about compassion and empathy and exploring the ways we all internalize racist and sexist beliefs and alleviating the oppression suffered by minorities, not a cudgel you use to beat people over the head with because you're too much of a coward to assert yourself in real life.

lidnsya
Nov 14, 2007

All aboard the sleepy train!

Christmas Jones posted:

I grew up very shy. But I also like to make jokes, or riff on things other people have said if the thought comes to me. This has led to:

Me: "Well, maybe he should have minded his own chickens!"
Jerk: "Ha ha! She said, "Minded his own chickens!"

...I know what I said. I was there. I'm STILL HERE in fact. I don't know which makes me feel smaller. The talking about me like I'm not there, the implied incredulity that I said something amusing, the awkward silence that follows the immediate repeating of a comment everyone already reacted to...

It happens less often now that I'm more comfortable speaking in group settings and people aren't shocked whenever I open my mouth. But there's still people who do the "She said *repeats what I said.*" thing.

Those people are real assholes.

Aw, that sucks. I bet I'd get on real well with you. I always say weird crap and I absolutely love it when my shy-er friends suddenly say something weirdly hilarious. I don't make a big deal of it, I just laugh and I love seeing them come out of their shell. Keep saying silly things! It makes the absurdity of life much more fun.

cvnvcnv
Mar 17, 2013

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Not My Goodies posted:

No, you're the real racist. Let me explain to you why in the most ignorant, racist way imaginable. Checkmate, lib.


At least conservatives are upfront about how they don't care about anyone but themselves and are just throwing your own words back at you because they're spiteful fucks just looking to score points. Social justice is ostensibly about compassion and empathy and exploring the ways we all internalize racist and sexist beliefs and alleviating the oppression suffered by minorities, not a cudgel you use to beat people over the head with because you're too much of a coward to assert yourself in real life.

What an appropriate reaction coupled with reading comprehension. 1) I edited my post to keep this garbage out of here, where it absolutely does not belong and 2) What the gently caress are you on? Calm yourself.

cvnvcnv
Mar 17, 2013

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Dr Snofeld posted:

I'm surprised you can see other people eating at all with your head so far up your arse.

C'mon, it's a confession thread; no need to get hurtful. Peeves have never necessitated sound reason.

Dr Snofeld
Apr 30, 2009


No politics derails from this point on, alright folks?

cvnvcnv
Mar 17, 2013

__________________


I have a peeve of watching people do their dishes, not properly rinsing before, and then incorrectly or over-loading the dish machine. It's nearly always an "out of sight, out of mind" issue as opposed to a blatant act but just a little tact goes a long way for hygienics and peace of mind.

Sexgun Rasputin
May 5, 2013
Probation
Can't post for 2079 days!


soapgish posted:

What an appropriate reaction coupled with reading comprehension. 1) I edited my post to keep this garbage out of here, where it absolutely does not belong and 2) What the gently caress are you on? Calm yourself.

I wasn't directing that at you, I was trying to give an example of the different ways that kind of thing can be abused. Sorry we misunderstood each other. I should've put it in quotes or something. I didn't mean "you" in the "forums poster soapgish" sense.

I wasn't trying to start a political derail, just talking about a thing people do (use a sociological perspective that is rooted in empathy and understanding to be dicks to people for no reason) that is a pet peeve of mine.

Internet misunderstandings aren't exactly a pet peeve of mine but they are unfortunate.

Bread Set Jettison
Jan 8, 2009



Buglord

Pet peeve: political derails in threads. There I said it.

E: Actually I loving hate when my my brother-in-law turns the most asinine thing into a politics thing. Drives me mad, but now I just stay silent and it seems to be a little easier to deal with him.

NarwhalParty
Jul 23, 2010


People chewing on their nails.

Poor cell phone etiquette. Especially if you call a wrong number and the person just hangs up.

Tendai
Mar 16, 2007

"When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber."



Grimey Drawer

People who go "ummmm" or "uhhhh" every other word. It makes them sound like cows mooing, to me. "Abuhhh..."

heliotroph
Mar 20, 2009


I have so, so many. Bicyclists that bike on sidewalks. Pedestrians that walk in the bike lane. Cars that take up the designated bike lane. Cars that don't signal when they turn.

Friends that make plans and flake out just before you are supposed to get together. Is my time not valuable to you? Now I have to scramble to fill in plans goddamnit.

People brushing their teeth need me fills me with a rage. Something about the sound of plastic bristles on bone kills me. It's fine when it's coming from inside my own head though.

People with untrained dogs, especially small dogs that nip. Train your dog or never take it out in public.

Rubies
Dec 30, 2005

Live Forever
Die Every Day



Pretty much nothing bothers me, and I try to stay cool as a cucumber even around the most annoying people (everyone on earth is annoying in some way whether they admit it or not). BUT my commute to work is infuriating because I come across this situation three times a day when I drive in to work:

1.5 Miles from exit: RIGHT LANE EXIT ONLY sign

1.0 Miles from Exit: A big diagram of the road as seen from above. Vehicles in right lane displayed as having single option: exit ahead.

0.5 miles from exit: bigger yellow sign saying RIGHT LANE EXIT ONLY

0.25 Miles from exit: dotted line separating right lane from the rest of the highway becomes solid, indicating "no lane switching", traffic in separate right lane: exit ahead.

... THIS LANE EXIT ONLY signs pop up a few more times just to be surely sure ...


What do you think half the people in the right lane are trying to do at the exit? "OH poo poo I'm not getting off here! Better cause a huge traffic jam cutting back into the flow last second!"


--- Also chewing with your mouth open. I can't imagine people who do that on a date or a business lunch... I think I would be turned off by the person in either situation, and that's a crummy way to miss an opportunity because it's so easily solved.

Schizophrenic Orb
Nov 16, 2009

Intriguing...


heliotroph posted:

People with untrained dogs, especially small dogs that nip. Train your dog or never take it out in public.

People who don't keep their dogs on a leash in public because "My dog is soooo friendly!". I don't care how friendly your dog is, my dog is old and grumpy and on a leash for a reason.

Yancy_Street
Nov 26, 2007

drunk octopus
wants to fight you


Pet peeve: You are not a fat monk in the Middle Ages. You are also not a fat pirate or a fat viking or even a fat evil British guy in a space action movie. You are a fat man living in the 21st century. There are no more m'ladies. Also, please do not respond in the affirmative to a question with the word aye or talk about your arse unless you are living in a country where it is currently socially acceptable to do so.

Note: It is totally okay to do these things at a Renaissance festival or certain conventions.

FairyNuff
Jan 22, 2012



Daddy longlegs (or Crane flies for non UK people). They keep flying into the house especially the bedroom and then flailing everywhere even into my face, they take so long to settle to catch and let out too. Also they are so fragile so to catch one without ripping it's legs off is extra tedious.

People who just kill harmless spiders/moths/insects/etc rather than put them outside.

miserable lil onion
Oct 15, 2008


People who pee all over the toilet seat and just leave it there.

People who just show up out of nowhere and randomly tell me to smile. gently caress you buddy, for all you know I just found out my dog was murdered by terrorists. Or maybe I'm perfectly content but don't feel the need to broadcast it idiotically for the benefit of strangers who are completely unaffected by mood and who can just loving not look at me if it's that painful for them to see. I know we're Americans and we smile at everything and everybody but if I'm not actually engaging you leave me the gently caress alone aratbhaghgh!

Also picky eaters, although that one seems kind of unfair.

3D Megadoodoo
Nov 25, 2010

BENIS


miserable lil onion posted:

Also picky eaters, although that one seems kind of unfair.

People who offer you pizza after you've helped them move 250 km, without having asked what toppings you wanted beforehand and then say "you can just not eat the pineapple bits and the olives, don't be such a child."

I don't help people move anymore because this happened every loving time I don't even know what the poo poo.

Thin Privilege
Jul 8, 2009
IM A STUPID MORON WITH AN UGLY FACE AND A BIG BUTT AND MY BUTT SMELLS AND I LIKE TO KISS MY OWN BUTT

Gravy Boat 2k

NarwhalParty posted:

Poor cell phone etiquette. Especially if you call a wrong number and the person just hangs up.

People who, instead of responding "no" or "sorry can't do it" or whatever, just don't respond to my email/text. This is happening more and more frequently and it is so loving rude and annoying.

For example:
Me: hey do you want to hang out some time?
No response
And I know it's not because they changed numbers because I got a wrong text from them after the fact, meant to go to someone else. So they are just ignoring me. This has happened like 10 times.

Me: here's my resume and portfolio, let me know that you got it alright.
No response
(This one makes sense if I was applying to a huge company with 10,000 other applicants, but this was a small company, I was the only applicant, and I had sent a few emails back and forth to the guy before. No "yes I got it" or "sorry not what we're looking for." Nothing.)

That Fucking Sned
Oct 28, 2010



Dr Scoofles posted:

At home, my husband bites his nails and no matter he many times I beg him not to he just won't stop.

I used to bite my nails, but since I started using nail clippers a few years ago, I no longer have disgusting fingers. I've always been obsessed with having clean hands, so I'm not always having to run off to a sink any more.

People who don't wash their hands after using the bathroom are disgusting. Eating loudly is just irritating, but I've been asking my sister to stop for years, but she refuses to acknoweldge that she does.

E: This isn't anyone's fault in particular, but dogs seem to turn viscious the moment they see me jogging. If the owner is nice, then they connect the leash and hold them close, so I can get by, but otherwise I have to find another way round, or just turn back. It might even just be caused by my sweat, since I was walking along the beach and every dog in the vicinity was barking at me.

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Eh! Frank
Mar 28, 2006

I gave up blow and adderall for you



Fallen Rib

PEOPLE NOT USING THEIR GOD-DAMNED TURN SIGNALS! It take next to no effort, people who don't use their signals are the laziest and lest considerate people on the planet. My #1 pet peeve right there.

Some other ones:

- Co-workers who ask "Having fun yet?" When I was working construction, every day, without fail, one or more of my coworkers would ask me that.

- People who constantly remark on how non-talkative I am, *especially* if they say something like "Man, do you ever shut up?" I've been hearing that poo poo since second grade, if not earlier, it's not funny any more, just plain annoying.

- Being stuck in a long line of cars after waiting at a train crossing for 5-10 minutes, and the car in the front goes 10 under the speed limit. What, the train didn't cause enough of a delay for you?

- In grocery store parking lots, people who sit and wait for somebody to load up their groceries and leave just so they can take their primo parking spot, when there's another open parking spot not 30 feet away. In the time it took them to wait for that awesome parking spot, they could have just taken the slightly less great spot and already be in the store by now, but nooooo that would mean walking a few extra feet, and who wants that? Bonus points if there's multiple cars piling up behind them, waiting for them to get their rear end out of the way.


Some work related (pizza delivery):

- Anything that makes it that much more difficult to find the right how. No number on the mailbox or house, no porchlight on after dark, etc.
- When a small dog is barking and jumping on me, and the owner goes "Oh don't worry, she'll just lick you to death!" I'm not worried about your stupid shih tzu biting me, I'm watching it so that the stupid thing doesn't trip me.
- Getting $20 on a $19.69 order (or something similar) and the customer says "Keep the change!" Yeah, thanks for the whole 31 cents, much appreciated!
- When the person placing the order on the phone is not the one deciding on what to order. Having an extra person act as a go-between just makes everything take longer and increases the odds of something getting screwed up.
- Similarly, parents who send their kids into the store to pay for and pick up the order. Don't be a lazy rear end, go inside yourself. If there's a problem or question, your kid isn't going to be of any help and will just have to run back and forth. Same thing on a delivery.
- Co-workers that can't put even a modicum of effort into sounding pleasant for the customers. I try to sound at least somewhat friendly and happy when helping customers, even if I'm pissed off (and as you can tell by now, it doesn't take much to piss me off) and/or having the worst day of my life, and some of them just sound so angry all the time. And then these same coworkers later bitch constantly about how nobody gives them good tips. Hmmm, I wonder why.

Hamsterlady
Jul 8, 2010

Corpse Party, bitches.

People who comment on my height.

I'm 6'6", and I've had people ask me "How tall are you?" "Do you play basketball?" "Is your whole family tall?" "How old are you, are you done growing yet?" etc. more times than I could count. Just because being tall is considered a positive trait doesn't mean pointing my height out unprovoked isn't rude and obnoxious!

Phlegm Fatale
Sep 20, 2008

Green or brown phlegm is nearly always a sign of infection. Greenish or rusty phlegm or phlegm with rusty spots can also be a sign of pneumonia and/or internal bleeding.

The first one is loving awful and it is the worse if you are the victim.
-When people give you things (out of their own will, and goodness) and then later throw it in your face because you didn't pay them back. Call you a mooch who makes it hard to hang out with you and your lack of respect is getting old. Like if you are invited somewhere and payed for. Or provided you beverages at a party. Give you rides. Smoke you out. Really just anything like this normal behavior, that is then used against you when that person decides its time to release all the pent up stress that apparently gets put on one who is generous. Its happened to me multiple times and every time I feel awful and lose all respect for that person for a variety of reasons. Including the fact that it has been very untrue no matter how they argue it, they always lose because I do pay back, I don't forget, and its your choice and always was. I don't beg.I hate that people who do this once, will do this again.
It ruins relationships and changes the way I think about a person. Its hard to get out of my head that my friends explode like this to make themselves feel better.

It really hurts. Please be nice to each other and don't give if you can't handle it, or expect something. Just don't do it if you have doubts or stop. Do it nicely too! Don't call the person out. Have a loving conversation between friends and get the gently caress off your high horse.
Not to give an ultimatum, just be aware. Unless it is your intent to get this person to piss off

-Impatient drivers. No not when I personally am driving, but when I'm in the car with someone who can't not go 5 over the speed limit or god help the people in front of them. We'll get there when we get there man. Sure we're going to be late(often people, being my friends usually arn't even late, they're just pissed) but whats the point in letting the person in front of us that just isn't in a hurry like us, get to you?

-I really hate it when people ask me if everything is alright. I just look pissed off or bored or down or something. And when people bring that up, it only makes me think about those things. I of course always say "yeah i'm fine". Don't like it when people dig too much either, but I do kind of appreciate it when someone I trust asks me this. But it is a billion times worse when it is asked in a public place because -everyone- has to look to see who is possibly not doing alright.

-People who stare at you from their cars as they pass. Staring is rude. Thats why it bugs me, I was raised that way. I don't care about a glance, but when I catch you staring at me and you immediately jerk away, it just leaves me with a feeling of being judged or wonder of why they would be scared or suddenly lose interest. Not sure but its really rampant in my town. Every gently caress and their fucklings has to stare at you if you are just trying to have a walk. Like its weird or something that I'm walking/skating/whatever.

-People with status that demand that respect. I don't care if you're the president, or my boss or an older family member or teacher. If you bring up the fact you are more mature, older, have more school, working. There is nothing that deserves less respect than someone who throws that at you. In the end of the day we're both just people who will die. Its simple to me. People earn respect right?

-When you meet someone for the first time and start conversation and its always the same small talk. And I hate that this is always part of the first impression because its my least favorite part of meeting people ever. So here is what everyone is going to ask you for the first time. "Hi! Whats your name? Oh cool I'm Derp. Soo uh whatcha do? Oh thats neat i'm a herp derper. Do you go to school? oh yeah what are you doing there? Alright, so where do you work?". Ok ok. I see how this is normal and a good way of getting to know people but, I just don't enjoy it. I'm sure everyone experiences this. I avoid it as much as possible. I really hate having this conversation with people i'll never see again. I just feel judged again. And If that conversation didn't leave a good impression now this person might see me again and I already know they have no interest in me.

-Being asked to do poo poo right when I walk in the door, wake up, or just before I'm leaving. This isn't so bad but it can get really stressful having to delay people waiting to pick you up outside, or delay having to pick people up on time when you probably just said you'll be there "right quick.".

-Cashiers saying "have a nice day". Not really a bad one either. But I feel bad. I try to genuinely tell them "good luck" or what ever, but in the way you'd say it to a homeless person if that makes any since. I mean it, but I know you probably wont have good luck or enjoy your day. I also know you don't mean it when you say it to me so its ok.

-Senseless killing/animal cruelty. I know at this point you probably think I am a bitch, so thats out of the way we can accept it. I hate it when people are mean to animals. Any animal. I saw some friends throw starfish last year- and they didn't make it to the ocean. I almost cried in front of them, but was able to just mock laugh with them after they wouldn't stop for me. I am not perfect- but I avoid killing bugs. I love worms and slugs and flies and fleas and spiders. They are just existing, nothing wrong them them.. just bugs.. But to clarify I loving destroy anything I catch in the act of eating me. I would have no problem hunting for my own food. And no I'm not a vegan or vegetarian, but I still think animals deserve respect....poor farm animals that provide me with things i need.. though.. I really have to find the courage to stand up for animal friends sometimes and seldomly do.

-People bringing up where someone's money comes from. Sure theres a place and time as with anything, but money for some people is a touchy subject. I remember growing up I wasn't ever told by any adult how much money they make so I assumed it was rude for asking. Now I'm older and I feel that way still- and it really can be.

Sir Not Appearing
Apr 26, 2004



Never Odd or Even posted:

People who chew with their mouth open, smack their lips, slurp, or other unnecessary eating sounds. It's too small to ever bring up to people, but impossible to ignore if there's nothing else to hear.

This a million times. My ex-sister in law ate like a horse and was the first person I've seen that could drink out of a straw and make nasty crunching sounds like she was eating gravel. Jesus loving Christ.

"Ideal" in place of "idea" is a close second.

I am OK
Mar 9, 2009

LAWL


You Are A Elf posted:

Same thing with time. This doesn't happen anymore since I've got a phone with the time, and I'm pretty good at guessing the time based on the sun's position to within 5 minutes, but years ago when I would ask someone the time, I could never get a quick, precise answer.

"Excuse me, sir, do you have the time?"
"Sure, it's a half-past quarter to a rooster's morning crow at seven past eight within a half-past half-an-hour to a quarter of 15 minutes to the rooster's second-morning crow at a jiffy's quarter past eight o'clock."
"Thanks..."

Just tell me it's 8:45 because it saves you a lot of breath and syllables, and I get my solid answer. Why do people (seems to be older folk) have to throw in "quarters" and "half-pasts" and other dumb things? Think about it: "it's a quarter past/to six" sounds ridiculous. Just say "it's 6:15/5:45" and be done with it, already. JUST GIVE ME THE TIME.

I dunno I guess that most people like to inject a bit of flow and character into their communication rather than exchanging binary streams like some terrible sperg.

Painful Dart Bomb
May 22, 2012

And he was talking 'fore I knew it, and as he grew he'd say "I'm gonna be like you, dad" "You know I'm gonna be like you".

Pretty much everything other people do while driving. The thing I hate most of all though is people who MUST. loving. PASS. you at all costs, then slow down as soon as they get in front.

From working in retail, people who bitch to the cashier about prices. Yeah, it really sucks that ground beef went up in price. Why yes I was personally responsible for that decision. Maybe you should try a salad instead you fat gently caress.

People calling me buddy or pal or sport (Some old people here actually still say sport) when we don't even know each other.

When someone tells an incredibly lame, obvious, tired joke everyone has heard a million times and then stands there roaring with laughter like they just told the funniest joke in the entire world. "That item didn't scan? Well it must be free! HARAHAHAHAUGHAHGHHH"

I really hated working in retail.

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DicktheCat
Feb 15, 2011



DarkHamsterlord posted:

People who comment on my height.

I'm 6'6", and I've had people ask me "How tall are you?" "Do you play basketball?" "Is your whole family tall?" "How old are you, are you done growing yet?" etc. more times than I could count. Just because being tall is considered a positive trait doesn't mean pointing my height out unprovoked isn't rude and obnoxious!

No offense, but that's very odd to me. It's okay, it's your pet peeve and that's fine. I myself would just take it the same as someone saying "Oh, what pretty eyes you have!" (I think it may be a strange idea to me because I'm only like 5'3" so not many people comment on my height.)


My pet peeve is when people treat me like my job is unimportant. I'm an animator, and I get the gamut from "That's just kid stuff!" to "Isn't that all done by computers these days?" I wouldn't mind people being ignorant about it if they didn't say these things with such disdain. But I guess it's not like artists getting treated like poo poo is a new thing, right?

I also get a little irritated if your child is all you have to talk about. I don't really dislike kids, but drat, they seem to eat peoples' lives once they have them.

People who don't understand that mental illnesses are real. I have a friend who has been diagnosed with some issues recently, and his dad insists that he just "man up" and "get better".

Speaking of mental illness, when people claim to have them to sound more "interesting" or whatever. That's a really low thing to do.

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