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Doc HM
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Apr 9, 2011, 04:10 AM
 
OK so I live in a relatively affluent part of the world (the English Cotswolds), but disabled people tend to be amongst the lowest paid people anywhere in the country, if they work at all. To this end I'm always surprised that the single most common car owned by disabled people in our town (as judged by the content of the disabled parking bays at the supermarkets is either a Range Rover Sport or Audi Q7.
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Apr 9, 2011, 04:11 AM
 
People who turn up at my office to collect a repaired Mac with no money, cheque or card, and expect to be able to take the Mac away and pay later at their leisure.

Experience to date has shown me that people who expect this to happen also intend to pay in their own sweet time. It's like a shop. No money no takee.
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Apr 9, 2011, 04:13 AM
 
Obvious one, but I am a dog owner; so you owners who are happy not to pick after your pet. Somewhere inside you know just how big of an arrogant dickwad you really are.
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Apr 9, 2011, 04:18 AM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
...and piss on your front door.
I used to live in a basement apartment, so drunks from the local bar would come down thinking they had a secluded place to pee, which they did until I started in pounding on the door.

I know just from the sound I once got someone to zipper their willie.
     
subego
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Apr 9, 2011, 04:20 AM
 
Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
Obvious one, but I am a dog owner; so you owners who are happy not to pick after your pet. Somewhere inside you know just how big of an arrogant dickwad you really are.
Or at least realize it's rat caviar.
     
Spheric Harlot
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Apr 9, 2011, 04:53 AM
 
Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
Obvious one, but I am a dog owner; so you owners who are happy not to pick after your pet. Somewhere inside you know just how big of an arrogant dickwad you really are.
As someone who has children, that's a

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Spheric Harlot
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Apr 9, 2011, 04:57 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
I used to live in a basement apartment, so drunks from the local bar would come down thinking they had a secluded place to pee, which they did until I started in pounding on the door.

I know just from the sound I once got someone to zipper their willie.
Awesome.

The folks across the street eventually got 800 watt lamps illuminating the doorway.
     
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Apr 10, 2011, 01:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Coins frigging first... like, in the little cuppy I'm making with my hand.
I train all my cashiers to do that, it's a rule of mine. Never understood why people do it the other way.
     
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Apr 10, 2011, 02:02 PM
 
… people who buy about $150 worth of stuff at the supermarket, stand completely still while the cashier beeps everything through, watches it pile up on the little packing area place thingy at the end of the conveyor belt—and then, once everything is piled up, suddenly realise that they’ll probably need a bag or two to carry all this stuff, and that they have to look through three different bags and pockets to find their wallet, through which to rumble for change/debit cards for half an hour …

Preparation, people! Have your intended means of storage at the ready, put things into it as soon as the cashier starts beeping them through, have your debit card/cash ready in an easily accessible pocket. That way, your transaction is over and you’re on your way out ten seconds after the cashier is done beeping things through, rather than three minutes later.



… old people with Zimmer frames who insist on being the very first to board/leave the bus/train/metro, and then walk at .5 mph through the bus, holding up 15 people behind them, and seating themselves down the back, instead of standing back and allowing everyone else to quickly find their seats in the back and then take a seat down towards the front where the seats reserved for those with walking difficulties are …
     
Laminar
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Apr 10, 2011, 07:46 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Cashiers who give you bills, and then stack coins on top.

Coins frigging first... like, in the little cuppy I'm making with my hand.
If cashiers try that I close my hand and hold out a finger and thumb for the bills. The worst is when they stack the coins on the bills then offer me the monetary equivalent of the leaning tower of Pisa. This is why you are a cashier.
     
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Apr 10, 2011, 07:56 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Cashiers who give you bills, and then stack coins on top.

Coins frigging first... like, in the little cuppy I'm making with my hand.

Boom! Headshot.
Ha. Thanks, I gotta add this to my ever growing list of why I don't use cash.

-t
     
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Apr 10, 2011, 07:56 PM
 
Originally Posted by phantomdragonz View Post
I train all my cashiers to do that, it's a rule of mine. Never understood why people do it the other way.
Sadly, in my entire life, I've only met two cashiers who do this.

You get well deserved kudos though.
     
phantomdragonz
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Apr 11, 2011, 12:35 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Sadly, in my entire life, I've only met two cashiers who do this.
thats sad, at my old store I had trained every cashier, they all did it the proper way (coins first) and the current store I am at the trainer is one of my best friends, she teaches them the coins first way too.

I never pay cash so I never see it any other way.

my #1 peeve though is customers who do not hand me the cash, but put it on the counter...

-Zach
     
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Apr 11, 2011, 12:44 AM
 
... people who don't understand that some people don't like to possibly touch the help.
     
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Apr 20, 2011, 02:36 AM
 
Stand on the escalator.

Escalators are stairs, people.
     
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Apr 20, 2011, 03:58 AM
 
I think you've missed the point of an escalator.

I'm just annoyed when people stand both on the right side and on the left side, blocking the way for those who are in a rush.
     
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Apr 20, 2011, 04:09 AM
 
... work as cashiers and try to talk for 10 minutes with everyone in line while lazily swiping an item every 30 seconds or so.

... post on forums and type their name on the bottom of each of their posts.

... order for 10 people at the drive-thru.

... complain about "drama queens" on facebook, while they themselves are the queens of the drama queens.

... make movie previews that look awesome, while the movie itself is lame.
     
Oisín
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Apr 20, 2011, 05:53 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Stand on the escalator.

Escalators are stairs, people.
Agreed with Spheric. It even says on most escalators: “Stand on the right; walk on the left”.

And yet, whenever there’s more than three people on an escalator at the same time, chances are they’ll all be right up next to each other, completely blocking others from passing. Annoying.
     
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Apr 20, 2011, 06:33 AM
 
Around here there are few places with signs that direct people to one side or the other of escalators. Moving slide-walks have such signs (airports are the only places I've seen these). But my gripe about escalator users is about the people that put baby strollers on them when there ARE signs that say "NO STROLLERS." It wouldn't be as bad if these individuals managed to handle the stroller with aplomb, but they do...the opposite of aplomb; it would be difficult to be less coordinated and less organized without actually making the kid (often of "walk by yourself" age) fly out and hit other people.

On the subject of baby strollers, I really dislike people who pile kids and crap into huge strollers and then use the stroller as a plow to bull their way through crowds. They do this without actually paying ANY attention to the people around them. I like to stop right in front of them and wait until they finally look around to see what has impeded their progress. The eye contact part is fun-they appear to be offended that their way is blocked by me, when they (and their entourage/posse/crowd/mob) are blocking the way of many, many people. Jerks.

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The Final Dakar
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Apr 20, 2011, 09:29 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Stand on the escalator.

Escalators are stairs, people.
No, a broken escalator is stairs.
     
Laminar
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Apr 20, 2011, 09:55 AM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
Around here there are few places with signs that direct people to one side or the other of escalators.
No signs in Japan, but EVERYONE adheres to "Stand on left, walk on right" policy. I was in Japan for less than an hour before getting chewed out for standing on the right.

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No, a broken escalator is stairs.
"Sorry for the convenience."
     
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Apr 20, 2011, 10:00 AM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
But my gripe about escalator users is about the people that put baby strollers on them when there ARE signs that say "NO STROLLERS."
It's a safety issue, yes. However, it's odd how many malls only have one elevator, at one extreme end of the mall, so if you have a stroller and want to go up to a store directly above you, you have to go the entire length of the mall and back.
     
subego
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Apr 20, 2011, 10:34 AM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
I think you've missed the point of an escalator.
Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
Agreed with Spheric.
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
No, a broken escalator is stairs.
I guess you'll all have to be murdered now.


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RIP Elisabeth Sladen
What? Sonofa...

     
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Apr 20, 2011, 10:45 PM
 
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"Sorry for the convenience."
Mitch FTW.

To stay on topic:

- pizza delivery places that have all of a sudden added a $1.50 delivery fuel surcharge, when it costs them less than $1.50 in gas total to drive to my house
- fast food places that don't have small drink sizes. "We start at medium." Then that's small, idiot! Don't get me started on Starbucks' size names.
- stupid self-checkouts at grocery stores that punish you for putting stuff in the bags in the wrong order, or if you try to life the bag before paying.
- drivers that pass you and then slow down to the same speed as you were driving.
- people who are surprised to get a scratch in their car doors after parking it in the mall parking lot. Hey, accidents happen. If you bought a showpiece, don't park it at the mall! Your precious car still drives.
- telemarketers and salespeople who ask "don't you want to save money?"
- people who think their problem with a product must be indicative of an epidemic with said product
     
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Apr 20, 2011, 11:42 PM
 
-people who give bad reviews on products who either a) can't figure out how to use it correctly or b) have never used the product, and bashing it due to ignorance
     
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Apr 20, 2011, 11:47 PM
 
Sites that post an "early review" of a product that only consists of a few unboxing photos or sites that have a full review up the next day after getting a review unit.
     
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Apr 21, 2011, 10:13 AM
 
- people who ding your car door in the mall parking lot and then act as if they did nothing wrong.
     
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Apr 21, 2011, 02:12 PM
 
Drivers who don't use turn signals
Drivers who fail to read the "Slower Traffic Keep Right" signs or do it.
Kids under the age of 40 who still chew with their mouths open.
teenagers who think that 'beard' makes them look cool.
Fat people who wear skimpy clothing in public.
Loud obnoxious parents with even louder and more obnoxious kids in any store.
Turbo Volvo drivers who seem to drive more than 10 mph under the speed limit
Cab drivers who don't know about turn signals, speed limits or driver courtesy
Fast food employees who don't speak english
     
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Apr 21, 2011, 02:33 PM
 
People who don't speak english getting frustrated at employee's who can't understand them.

People complaining about their life on Facebook. If you still have internet odds are your life isn't that bad.
     
Laminar
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Apr 21, 2011, 05:00 PM
 
People who misuse apostrophes.
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
People who misuse apostrophes.
I already posted that one, but it's funnier this time.
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you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods,
you will understand why I dismiss yours." - Stephen F. Roberts
     
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Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
Obvious one, but I am a dog owner; so you owners who are happy not to pick after your pet. Somewhere inside you know just how big of an arrogant dickwad you really are.
I actually saw this today while stopped at a red light. The guy let his dog poo on a sidewalk while he talked on the phone and just walked away when the pooch was done. I felt like yelling at him, but the light went green.
     
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Apr 22, 2011, 01:54 PM
 
This is what horns are for. But chances are, the guy was so self-absorbed he wouldn't have noticed anything short of a smack to the head.
     
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Apr 22, 2011, 05:38 PM
 
People who complain about people!
     
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Apr 22, 2011, 06:06 PM
 
People who fart in the elevator alone just before they get off. If you happen into such an elevator alone, and other people get on at the next floor, you end up looking like the tool who did it.
     
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Apr 22, 2011, 11:13 PM
 
People who refuse to throw used condoms into the trash
People who ding your doors because they're jealous of what you drive
Women who haven't figured out that cardboard applicators don't flush very well, and then they leave them
Parents who let their spawn run all over a store without even trying to control them
Couples who feel that because they're "in love" everyone should watch them make out in the checkout line at Kroger
People who use songs as ring tones (especially people who use country songs)
People who share their life story with everyone
Door to door salesmen
Door to door missionaries who refuse to have an actual discussion
People who feel the need to carry their little dogs with them everywhere
People who hate cats for no reason at all
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Apr 22, 2011, 11:47 PM
 
People who brag they are winning ;P
     
Shaddim
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Apr 22, 2011, 11:56 PM
 
Whew, that's a relief, since I'm not winning anymore. I decided a few weeks ago that I actually won.
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People who have ringtones
     
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Whew, that's a relief, since I'm not winning anymore. I decided a few weeks ago that I actually won.
     
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Originally Posted by Shaddim View Post
People who refuse to throw used condoms into the trash
Depending on where you find them, maybe someone is trying to tell you something.
     
Shaddim
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Depending on where you find them, maybe someone is trying to tell you something.
They're trying to tell me that they can't find the trash can in a movie theater?
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Apr 23, 2011, 11:44 AM
 
I worked at a movie theater for a while one summer to pay for new tires on my old car. The most disgusting thing that I found was a bottle of JD with a condom, and a used needle inside.
     
subego
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Originally Posted by Shaddim View Post
They're trying to tell me that they can't find the trash can in a movie theater?
No. The bottle of Jack has a few swigs left.
     
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Originally Posted by brassplayersrock² View Post
No kidding. When I was 17 I had to pistol-whip people with a surplus M9.
     
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Originally Posted by brassplayersrock² View Post
She almost didn't sound spoiled, since her mom refused to buy the car (before being threatened with a gun) and then turned her daughter into the police afterwards. But then her mom decided to not press charges because she was concerned about her daughter's chances of getting into an ivy-league school; so the spoiled brat title is apparently appropriate. That girl has no chance of making it to an ivy-league school, regardless of what her mom does, now that her face is all over the news.
     
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Apr 23, 2011, 11:14 PM
 
I'm sure she'll be a Goldman Sachs exec one day.
     
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Originally Posted by torsoboy View Post
- people who ding your car door in the mall parking lot and then act as if they did nothing wrong.
People who think their car is a precious showpiece and then bitch when they park it at the mall and get a tiny dent that doesn't impact the performance or operation of their car one little bit.
     
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...post in the thread merely to contradict a previous post.

...are named The Final Dakar
     
 
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