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#304765 - 05/04/10 11:34 AM The Pet Peeve thread......
MarkSJohnson Offline
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For when you just need others to say, "yeah, I hate that too!"

It's becoming a real pet peeve of mine when you walk into a store and someone shouts hello from 20 feet away... There's no sincerity to it, it's said monotone. They were just told that it's their job. And half the time, it's a security guard at the door (such as at Best Buy) and I get the feeling what they're trying to say is: "Hey, you! The guy who just walked in! I'm saying something to you to make you aware of the fact that there's security at this here door. Yessir, there is".

I make pretend I don't hear them.

If someone sincerely says a welcome or hi... because they happen to be near you, that's a whole different story than someone standing at the door who has been told to just say it to each person as they walk in. Half the time, I'm barely even with the doorway, as if they can't wait to get it done and over with.

Grumble-grumble. I know, I know... "Hey you kids, get off my lawn".
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#304766 - 05/04/10 11:36 AM Re: The Pet Peeve thread...... [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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And all this time, I thought that they were just trying to project an image of being nice.

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#304768 - 05/04/10 11:43 AM Re: The Pet Peeve thread...... [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Totally agree. But I'd rather have an insincere "Hello," than be looking for a Home Center cart while the "greeter" is trying to sell me replacement windows...or anything.

It's as assaultive as having street people wash my windshiled @ NYC traffic lights.

And the next restaurant server who replies to a request with "No problem," is gonna get it. Unless they're Brazilian. And/or hot.
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#304769 - 05/04/10 11:44 AM Re: The Pet Peeve thread...... [Re: CatBrat]
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I have the same feelings regarding the "how are you?" greeting. 90% of the time the person asking couldn't care less. Depending on my mood, I may respond with "not well, I have hemorrhoids" or something similar.

I have one particular pet peeve that is definitely at the top of my list. It is when someone uses all the TP and doesn't bother to put a new roll on. I make sure to give them instructions on how to put a new roll on in a manor that will never forget.
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#304770 - 05/04/10 11:45 AM Re: The Pet Peeve thread...... [Re: MarkSJohnson]
BobKay Offline
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 Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson

I make pretend I don't hear them.


You ARE from N'wingland, aren't you?
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#304772 - 05/04/10 11:47 AM Re: The Pet Peeve thread...... [Re: michael_d]
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 Originally Posted By: michael_d
I make sure to give them instructions on how to put a new roll on in a manor that will never forget.


Sorry, but for that one we're gonna need details! (Camera phone shots would be helpful as well.)


Edited by BobKay (05/04/10 11:47 AM)
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#304773 - 05/04/10 11:49 AM Re: The Pet Peeve thread...... [Re: BobKay]
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And just how big is that "manor" ?
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#304777 - 05/04/10 12:07 PM Re: The Pet Peeve thread...... [Re: BobKay]
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I agree with the "How are you" issue. Not a pet peeve, exactly, but it is annoying when it's insincere. Just say "Hello" or something else unless you really want to hear with some level of detail about how things are going for me.

I guess the things that come to mind for me are common grammar errors, like choosing the wrong option from your/you're, their/there/they're, base/bass, and to/too. It's/its is a little trickier, so I don't get as annoyed at those errors. But for the record, use the apostrophe for "It is", e.g. "It's too bad Michael has hemmorhoids," but not for the possessive, "The Preparation H has lost its potency."

I also can't help but notice certain misspelled words, e.g. separate. Remember, there's "a rat" in separate.
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#304779 - 05/04/10 12:15 PM Re: The Pet Peeve thread...... [Re: medic8r]
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My pet peeve is threads where all people do is complain.
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#304780 - 05/04/10 12:26 PM Re: The Pet Peeve thread...... [Re: tomtuttle]
Potatohead Offline
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Registered: 05/14/09
Posts: 670
Loc: Vancouver
Left lane campers, rolling roadblocks, whatever you want to call them. For me, the most annoying and frustrating thing on the road.

Another one is people that ask you something, like a general question, or directions or something, and interrupt you with another question halfway through your answer.

 Originally Posted By: medic8r
I agree with the "How are you" issue. Not a pet peeve, exactly, but it is annoying when it's insincere. Just say "Hello" or something else unless you really want to hear with some level of detail about how things are going for me.

I guess the things that come to mind for me are common grammar errors, like choosing the wrong option from your/you're, their/there/they're, base/bass, and to/too. It's/its is a little trickier, so I don't get as annoyed at those errors. But for the record, use the apostrophe for "It is", e.g. "It's too bad Michael has hemmorhoids," but not for the possessive, "The Preparation H has lost its potency."



Yes, and yes. With text messaging and what not it seems almost like people are using bad grammar on purpose.


 Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
My pet peeve is threads where all people do is complain.


Quit complainin' about us complainin' \:D

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