The pet peeve thread or let's bitch about things

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Re: The pet peeve thread or let's bitch about things

Postby fennel » Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:08 pm

I don't get it. The car path is only a few blocks north. And it's newly repaved.

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Re: The pet peeve thread or let's bitch about things

Postby penquin » Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:08 pm

Mean Scenester wrote:Way to miss the point, Wes.


Actually, I think everyone missed it.

Or maybe everyone got it, but are simply unwilling to acknowledge the awful (and by "awful", I mean "wonderful!) pun

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Re: The pet peeve thread or let's bitch about things

Postby david cohen » Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:09 pm

Evangelicals.If i want to convert, I know where the hell to go.

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Re: The pet peeve thread or let's bitch about things

Postby DCB » Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:12 pm

Car drivers who get freak out or bitch about bicyclists, who make up a tiny fraction of traffic.

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Re: The pet peeve thread or let's bitch about things

Postby Madsci » Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:03 pm

People who don't really listen to what you have to say and freak out for no reason. It may be time to use my teacher skills on these folks - repeat the main points three times. If that don't work, beat them on the head with a stick.

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Re: The pet peeve thread or let's bitch about things

Postby bleurose » Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:53 am

Drivers who either don't use a turn signal when suddenly changing lanes AND drivers who use the turn signal at the last possible microsecond as they are already halfway to crumpling my front fender as they shove into my lane.

Seems a lot of cars are sold these days with no turn signal option. And a lot of other people operate under the misguided notion that as long as they use a turn signal, they are golden. No matter how late in the maneuver they finally decide to use the damn thing. (See previous poster about drivers who use turn signal AFTER they are already stopped at a light).

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Re: The pet peeve thread or let's bitch about things

Postby Bwis53 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:11 pm

Drivers who turn a corner without paying attention while on their phone!

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Re: The pet peeve thread or let's bitch about things

Postby Mean Scenester » Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:04 pm

wesconsin wrote:No, i think the concept may be lost on yourself.

You know what else really pisses me off? People who use "yourself" or "myself" instead of simply "you" or "me."

This obnoxious affectation bespeaks volumes about the speaker's diminutive intellect.

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Re: The pet peeve thread or let's bitch about things

Postby Wino » Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:25 pm

Bwis53 wrote:Drivers who turn a corner without paying attention while on their phone!

Those who, when making a turn, veer into the next lane in what appears to be an attempt to enter the turn at a wider radius. For example, dipshit is turning right but drifts into the left lane to perform the manuever. What, are you trying to navigate the Exxon Valdez through the intersection fuckwad?

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Re: The pet peeve thread or let's bitch about things

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:28 pm

It's called a farmer turn. Like when they think they're hauling a manure spreader.

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Re: The pet peeve thread or let's bitch about things

Postby snoqueen » Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:55 pm

In the bus driving world, it's called a Chicago turn. No idea why Chicago gets the credit for something they probably have to do in every city in the US.

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Re: The pet peeve thread or let's bitch about things

Postby fennel » Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:03 pm

If it's too big for the road, it doesn't belong on the road. Lanes aren't a suggestion, after all.

(Certain exceptions notwithstanding: House relocations, moving the space shuttle to a permanent home, etc.)

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Re: The pet peeve thread or let's bitch about things

Postby narcoleptish » Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:55 am

In this world of lightning fast changes to make everyone's life easier and supposedly more efficient, a piece of furniture that comes in a box, assembly required, still gives you 48 allen head screws and a 3 inch L shaped wrench.

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Re: The pet peeve thread or let's bitch about things

Postby fennel » Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:00 am

I read that as "alien heads."

(I like 'em sauteed and glazed with lime and tamari.)

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Re: The pet peeve thread or let's bitch about things

Postby wesconsin » Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:33 am

Mean Scenester wrote:
wesconsin wrote:No, i think the concept may be lost on yourself.

You know what else really pisses me off? People who use "yourself" or "myself" instead of simply "you" or "me."

This obnoxious affectation bespeaks volumes about the speaker's diminutive intellect.



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