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  1. Subscribersonhouse
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    09 May '15 14:19
    Put your annoyances here!

    Mine: 1, I have a long commute, starting at 4 am and I see these dudes coming at me on say a divided hwy with only a guard rail, they have their high beams on and in spite of me flicking to high, they just drive by, blinding me in the process, as if they are saying I won't blind him, we are 5 feet apart at closest approach or some such. Grrr.

    Another commute grr: I drive interstate 78 in New Jersey and say I am in the middle lane, a dude comes up at 90 mph, me doing a mere 75, he passes, going to the left lane, then right lane itis hits and he is back in front of me by about 5 feet continuing on his way. Grrr!

    So when I take my wife to a doctors visit, there is ALWAYS the obligatory TV s blasting away, usually some really stupid commercial. I ask them to turn it off, say I am the only one in the room, with my wife, and they say, policy says the TV has to stay on. I ask to have the volume turned down and they go, ok, a little. I say, we are the only ones here, what gives. Well, people might come in and THEY might want to watch. GRRR!

    Same thing in cafe's, there is always some really stupid soundtrack going on blasting into our ears. I ask to have it turned down, they turn down about 1 db. GRRR!

    Now I rate restaurants on how quiet they are. There are not many quiet ones any more.

    What annoys YOU?
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    09 May '15 14:46
    The fact that one of the things The Netherlands is best known for is Heineken. It's not beer. It's water flavored water with the essence of water. The only thing separating it from actual water is its urine-like color.
  3. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    09 May '15 14:54
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Put your annoyances here!

    Mine: 1, I have a long commute, starting at 4 am and I see these dudes coming at me on say a divided hwy with only a guard rail, they have their high beams on and in spite of me flicking to high, they just drive by, blinding me in the process, as if they are saying I won't blind him, we are 5 feet apart at closest approach or some ...[text shortened]... rate restaurants on how quiet they are. There are not many quiet ones any more.

    What annoys YOU?
    Interesting thread, sonhouse. "Now I rate restaurants on how quiet they are. There are not many quiet ones any more."

    On the category of "restaurants, there's only one fine dining establishment in my immediate neighborhood; and the wannabe culinary expert chef sometimes prepares and serves disappointing evening meals to its table for one. Restaurant?Reveal Hidden Content
    GB's "Grrr!" lol
  4. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    09 May '15 15:101 edit
    The obvious one of course is people on mobile phones, especially on buses and trains.(Where you are trapped and a prisoner to their conversation). A recent phenomenon however, there to compound the annoyance, is people having these conversations on loudspeaker, so you are hearing both ends of the conversation. (Ahhh!)

    When i was last in Japan it was really noticeable that Japanese commuters 'never' spoke on their mobiles on public transport. (It was like an unspoken courtesy).

    Am also annoyed by Ben Affleck.
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    09 May '15 15:32
    Originally posted by Great King Rat
    The fact that one of the things The Netherlands is best known for is Heineken. It's not beer. It's water flavored water with the essence of water. The only thing separating it from actual water is its urine-like color.
    And the "skunky" smell.
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    09 May '15 15:381 edit
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    The obvious one of course is people on mobile phones, especially on buses and trains.(Where you are trapped and a prisoner to their conversation). A recent phenomenon however, there to compound the annoyance, is people having these conversations on loudspeaker, so you are hearing both ends of the conversation. (Ahhh!)

    When i was last in Japan it w ...[text shortened]... iles on public transport. (It was like an unspoken courtesy).

    Am also annoyed by Ben Affleck.
    I am in complete agreement there. I was recently at a restaurant having a lovely conversation with my partner when at the table next to us came the sounds of some loud music. It was the ringtone of a cell phone. The person responded and a moment later another, different, tune was heard and the other person at the table responded. This went on for a while. We realized that a "conversation" was transpiring between the two people at that table. Really? Come on.😠
  7. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    09 May '15 15:41
    Things that REALLY annoy: I got a whole list but a few of them will do....some one drumming their fingers on something. Someone in line behind you whistling, that can't whistle. Then there are a few personalities on here that annoy me, and will go unnamed as they are well aware of who they are.

    -VR
  8. Standard memberredbadger
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    09 May '15 15:45
    Supermarket Checkouts not open with other manned checkouts 10 deep with customers
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    09 May '15 18:35
    Banks
  10. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    09 May '15 19:29
    People who monopolize the newspaper in a coffee shop and never seem to read it.
  11. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    09 May '15 23:06
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    What annoys YOU?
    Tom Cruise
    Self-service checkouts
    Speed bumps
    People who don't pick up after their dog.
    Bureaucracy
    Tom Cruise
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    09 May '15 23:20
    Having just returned from vacation:

    selfie sticks.
  13. Standard memberredbadger
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    10 May '15 11:19
    Originally posted by JS357
    Having just returned from vacation:

    selfie sticks.
    Maddona
    Tom Cruise
    Lady GaGa
    And many many more
  14. Subscribersonhouse
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    10 May '15 11:44
    Originally posted by redbadger
    Maddona
    Tom Cruise
    Lady GaGa
    And many many more
    At least Lady GaGa freely admits her addiction to props. Tom Cruise on the other hand.....
  15. Green Boots Cave
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    10 May '15 12:35
    USB leads and battery chargers.Why does each device have a different USB lead and charger?
    At home I have 2 laptops but the battery chargers are different.
    I have 2 external hard drives each with different connections for power and the USB to the computer.
    When going on holiday I have to take a small bag of them.
    My e-book has a different lead to my partners
    My camera has a different lead to my partners – even though we both have Lumix cameras.
    Our mobile phones have different connections for the chargers.
    It would be much easier if one or two leads fitted everything.
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