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Pet hates...

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:07 am
by MrB
What are those little things that people do or say that really bug you, maybe it's something you see on the TV, or while you are shopping...?

Mine ? Well, first of all it's people who don't indicate before turning at junctions, and second... Crap Cliches, you know the ones...

"At the end of the day"

"When push comes to shove"

"When all is said and done"

feel free to add your own personal peeves !

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:36 am
by Ranryu
I can't stand the people that light up a cigarette while shopping when the store has signs in the front doors that Clearly say "NO Smoking".

Then the people that ask "Whats wrong." when someone is feeling down then tries to one up them on something that happened to them thinking it will make them feel better.

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 12:07 pm
by Bmat
When somebody honks their car horn the instant the light changes. I can see a light honk if the person ahead of you isn't paying attention, but just to honk isn't polite.

Also honking to try to get someone to hurry up and pull out into traffic. If the person felt it was safe they would have pulled out, if they don't think it is safe why in the world would you want to try to coerce them?

People who ride on the rear bumper of my car, especially in high speed traffic. If their attention wavers for a moment or if I have to brake, then they will run into my car. Back off! You aren't going to make me drive over the car that is in front of me, so what's the point of tailgating me.

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:37 pm
by Merle
Bmat wrote:When somebody honks their car horn the instant the light changes. I can see a light honk if the person ahead of you isn't paying attention, but just to honk isn't polite.

Also honking to try to get someone to hurry up and pull out into traffic. If the person felt it was safe they would have pulled out, if they don't think it is safe why in the world would you want to try to coerce them?

People who ride on the rear bumper of my car, especially in high speed traffic. If their attention wavers for a moment or if I have to brake, then they will run into my car. Back off! You aren't going to make me drive over the car that is in front of me, so what's the point of tailgating me.
That last one really gets me. Mostly, I just get frustrated by any rude, inconsiderate driving, or stupid drivers like the idiot I saw today. He was in the right lane, stopped still with his left blinker on, obviously wanting to go to McDonald's across five lanes of traffic. Idiot. Go on, turn around and come back. Even worse are the fools who toss out their anchors in the left lane of the freeway when they suddenly realize that's their exit right over there! Can you say multi-car pile up? But usually, the fool that created the mess drives off, unscathed and oblivious. (My uncle would be one of these.)

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 2:52 pm
by Bmat
Merle wrote: That last one really gets me. Mostly, I just get frustrated by any rude, inconsiderate driving, or stupid drivers like the idiot I saw today. He was in the right lane, stopped still with his left blinker on, obviously wanting to go to McDonald's across five lanes of traffic. Idiot. Go on, turn around and come back. Even worse are the fools who toss out their anchors in the left lane of the freeway when they suddenly realize that's their exit right over there! Can you say multi-car pile up? But usually, the fool that created the mess drives off, unscathed and oblivious. (My uncle would be one of these.)
Scary, Merle. We had that happen a few years ago. The driver in front of us was going pretty slowly anyway, but then he came to a stop on a busy interstate (I95 in Md, if anybody knows this highway) and actually stayed there until he could pull over two lanes to get to a rest stop on the left. *shudder*

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 3:22 pm
by Grand Evander
If someone tries to tailgate me, I've learned that turning on one of your turn signals usually keeps them at bay, since they don't know when you're turning.

I personally hate when you get to a door to a store and someone arrives at around the same time and expects you to open the door for them, as if it's an obligation. They don't even thank you afterwards, so that's just plain rude.

Also up there are people who sing in public along with their Ipod, obliviously to the world outside and all of the ears they are offending.

What else? I hate people who minimize your accomplishments to make their own lives seem more important. Like when people tell you that doing well on something isn't as important for you because you want to be a writer, it's more important for us premed. students to do well... That really bothers me!

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 3:29 pm
by Ariel
When people are yacking away on their cell phones while they are in a waiting room at the doctors, dentist, stores, or while driving.

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 3:36 pm
by Grand Evander
I am so thankful for the law in New York State that imposes an incremental $100 fine on anyone caught driving with a cell phone!

I also dislike people who refuse to shop for clothing anywhere other than the major brand name stores. I guess some people just love throwing away their money...

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:03 pm
by Neurolanis
When people don't respond to what you say or ask.

People who voice their opinons passionately but then attack other people for doing the same.

When someone is using people; everyone bends over backwards for them withour realizing it.

When people let their children yell and scream and be rude to people and don't even try to stop them.

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:15 pm
by Bmat
Ariel wrote:When people are yacking away on their cell phones while they are in a waiting room at the doctors, dentist, stores, or while driving.
I agree, Ariel. And the driving one is obvious- if somebody is driving poorly, frequently they are also talking on a cell phone.

But I wonder why I find people yacking on the phones in stores and in offices so annoying. I know that when somebody announces loudly "Hello!" and I assume that somebody is addressing me, only to turn and they are talking into a phone, then this is, I guess, embarrassing. But recently I was in a hair salon and the lady in the station next to mine chatted at length on her phone- most of the time that the hairdresser was working on her hair, including blow drying. I don't know why I felt uncomfortable. She has the right to talk on her phone if she wants to. Is it that the human voice makes us alert- that we are genetically compelled to listen to the human voice, at least until we determine they are not talking to us?

Perhaps it is that we were taught that in public when you wish to carry on a private conversation that you lower your voice and speak quietly. People using cell phones often talk in loud or at least not quiet voices. The worst example was when my husband and I were in a nice restaurant for a quiet meal, and there were two people seated in the table behind us. They had three, three!, phone calls,- accompanied by the loud ring tones-, and not business related thus unavoidable, we know, because we heard every word of the conversations!

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:15 pm
by Dark Knight
I know that when somebody announces loudly "Hello!" and I assume that somebody is addressing me, only to turn and they are talking into a phone, then this is, I guess, embarrassing.
It happened to me the other day, when I was working, I throught the customer was addressing me, but no he was on the phone....

I also remember help a customer, and they got a call.....they had to take.....

The problem I have is, I will be clearly helping a customer, and another customer will, interupt to ask where something is or something.......rude yes.....

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:23 pm
by ScottSF
there is technology out there that blocks cell phone reception. I believe it has been used in some restaurants in Japan.

I often go to a gym downtown and the locker room is really crowded durring the lunch hour. Any good citizen would do their best to change and get out making the space available for someone else. But twice now I have seen someone talking on the cell phone while they are changing thus taking three times as long. At times like these I like to make lots of noise. Slam my locker door, cough and say Wheeeeeeeow! That was a good workout!!!! Bad citizens bother me something awful. You're not required to be friendly but at least have some consideration for those sharing the imediate space.