What bugs you and what would you do about it?


YukonJack
#1
We are constantly being bombarded by annoyances in our lives. Most are minor, not even worth mentioning.

But some, clearly, are irritants that we would rather do without.

Here is your chance to tell the world what bugs you and what you would do about it if you had the power.

Let me start:

I am bugged by the people at the supermarket who come to the "12 items maximum" cashier with 13 or more items. What I would do about it is to set the cash registers at 12 items, and stop there; let the inconsiderate louts go back to the end of the line. And re-register in Grade 2 where the number "12" was taught.

Let us hear your beefs and solutions.
 
petros
#2
I don't like advertisements. Nearly every aspect of life involves ads. I don't watch TV because of it. When the content of entertainment started becoming the ads broken up with ads so you can go pee so you don't miss the ad I gave up and never looked back.
 
CDNBear
#3
People who hide their ideology behind crusades, just for starters...

Then there's this wonderful Nation called Canada, where slowly, but surely, accountability, responsibility, work ethic and pride, are being replaced by blame and mediocrity.
 
L Gilbert
#4
lol Ahhhh the market thing.
People using the markets as a coffee shop without the cups of coffee. (Plugging up the aisles while they gab)

People obviously not mobility handicapped taking up parking spaces designated as disabled parking.

Markets that keep their carts quite a ways from their stores, so that the handicapped people have a hard time even getting the cart to the store. (I helped out one fellow yesterday with that problem).

Markets that keep lemon juice in some aisle other than the aisle with juices in them (and other breaks from logic).

Cashiers who put items that melt in the same bag as the hot BBQed chicken.

People that wait for their chance at the cashiers bench while sticking out into the main aisles so people have to go around or barge through.

People who stand there gaping while waiting at the cashiers instead of having their member cards, debit cards, credit cards, etc. ready.

Make them leave the store and come back after they've decided to think about what to do and to be courteous when at the store.
 
L Gilbert
#5
People driving while their foot rests against the brake pedal.
Amputation would work.
 
L Gilbert
#6
People not using their signal lights when turning.
Gluing their fingers to the signal switches might work.
 
YukonJack
#7
Medical people (doctors, podiatrists, chiropractors etc). DO NOT give a care about our time. I can unserstand to wait a few minutes when I have a 11:30 appointment, after all, the good doctor may have had to spend extra minutes with all the patients between 9:00 and 11:30. But there is no excuse for a 20 minute delay for a 9:00 or a 1:00 (PM) appointment.

If I had the power, I would make it compulsory for doctors to apologize for holding us in contempt and wasting and our time.
 
YukonJack
#8
"People not using their signal lights when turning.
Gluing their fingers to the signal switches might work."

I agree, but over many years of driving I observed that the worst offenders are Mercedeses, BMW's, Lincolns, Cadillacs and occasionally, but always, Rolls Royces.

Let me put my tongue firmly in my cheek:

These folks taunting their wealth but don't realize that their expensive automobiles come with defective turn signals.
 
L Gilbert
#9
Quote:

These folks taunting their wealth but don't realize that their expensive automobiles come with defective turn signals.

lol you gets what you pay for ..... sometimes.
Last edited by L Gilbert; Apr 4th, 2009 at 06:03 PM..
 
CDNBear
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by YukonJackView Post

I agree, but over many years of driving I observed that the worst offenders are Mercedeses, BMW's, Lincolns, Cadillacs and occasionally, but always, Rolls Royces.



Seen this myself!

We joke about them not having them installed...
 
YukonJack
#11
A bit closer to home:

It bugs me when I see short sentences here, with no appearent connection to any of the previous posts. NO quote, no reference, no name, no post number, just a few words in thin air.

If I had the power, I would make any "reply" less than two sentences invalid and non-publishable.
 
Francis2004
#12
Speaking of the Market / Costco / WalMart or Similar for us who don't shop tehre often syndrome..

I love ( sarcasm ) when a Grandmother stands in line with a basket in which one items sits while the rest of the family is fanned out thru the store and by the time they get to the till the basket has over 100 items in a 12 or less section and they pay for each 20 items individually.. That usually just makes my day..
 
Kreskin
#13
The television market drives me crazy. HDTV, LED, Plasma, Plasma-ready LED, Blue Ray DVD non HD, Blue Tooth LED Plasma, LED Blue Ray Plasma HDTV ready flatscreen, HDTV widescreen optional flat tooth... does anyone know what the heck is going on?
 
Francis2004
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by KreskinView Post

The television market drives me crazy. HDTV, LED, Plasma, Plasma-ready LED, Blue Ray DVD non HD, Blue Tooth LED Plasma, LED Blue Ray Plasma HDTV ready flatscreen, HDTV widescreen optional flat tooth... does anyone know what the heck is going on?

Yup, wait till digital TV comes in and prices will drop like a rock when people realize they do not need new TVs and only a digital box that Shaw, BellVu or all other possible provider probably supply you already..
 
Spade
#15
I get royally pissed when I stand in a "15 items or less" line when it should say "15 items or fewer!" Where are the $#*&%$3 grammar police when one needs them?
 
Said1
#16
I hate it when people place one finger over one nostril, while, simultaneously blowing snot out of the other nostril. I usually say somethink like 'ew' or "now I'm going to puke, thank!"

i also hate it when people who can not control their freakishly large dogs and expect me to go the other way with my mildy retarded beagle. Tuff sh*t, I was here, first.
 
petros
#17
I don't care much for sports fans but I do understand the human need for tribalism but tribalism doesn't require mass alcohol and hollowing out a watermelon and wearing it for a hat.
 
petros
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

I don't care much for sports fans but I do understand the human need for tribalism but tribalism doesn't require mass alcohol and hollowing out a watermelon and wearing it for a hat.


Damn Rider fans!
 
Ron in Regina
#19
A solid yellow line on the pavement means do not cross this! People
that stop in traffic, blocking traffic behind them back into and through
an intersection, as they park themselves waiting for oncoming traffic to
let them cut through across a solid yellow line to make a left turn.

People using Cell Phones while they drive. That really Bugs me.

Where I (& Petros, & Dexter Sinister) live, it is illegal to ride your
bicycles on the sidewalk unless they have a wheel diameter of 400mm
or less (kids learning to ride). So what bugs me is people blowing down
the sidewalks on their Mountain Bikes forcing me to bail up onto either
someone's lawn or out into traffic with my dogs to avoid their illegal stupidity.

Bicycles are classed as vehicles here, and I don't blow along the sidewalks
on my CB900 expecting pedestrians to jump out of my way. Bicycles are
suppose to follow the same rules of the road as every other vehicle. This is
not only not enforced, but blatantly ignored by our law officers. Oh well...

People who free-range their cats in the city. Toss "Fluffy" out the door to
go and urinate/spray/what-ever in other peoples yards....and call me a
"Trouble making Cracker" for carting their cat back to them after it has
Pee'd/sprayed through a screen window into my tenants basement suite
onto their leather furniture and my carpet. Can you imaging the reaction if
I free ranged my dogs??? I'm starting to feel better already!

People who don't clean up after their dogs. People that litter. People that
shoot up with hypodermic needles and then just toss them on the ground
in the streets and parks and alleys and school yards and such. That really
bugs me! People that Graffiti on garage doors and fences and playground
equipment with swear words and gang tags. If you don't know how to
spell something...look it up BEFORE you misspell it in spray paint on the
wall of an autobody shop that I can see from my back yard! Yeah...that
would be my short list of things that bug me.
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petros
#20
 
Spade
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Love it! Right-wing bloggers in training!
 
VanIsle
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by L GilbertView Post

lol Ahhhh the market thing.
People using the markets as a coffee shop without the cups of coffee. (Plugging up the aisles while they gab)
This is easy to fix. Just look at the top shelf of the aisle as you ram your cart into their's or you could even gently run over their foot. Then apologize, telling them, you didn't notice them "stopped" there.

People obviously not mobility handicapped taking up parking spaces designated as disabled parking.
This is also a major pick of mine. I don't know how to fix it but I have seen others fix it so to speak - they key the car. This is not recommended. You could get caught. My car gets keyed just because it's a SUV. I have a wheel chair sign but I don't abuse it.

Markets that keep their carts quite a ways from their stores, so that the handicapped people have a hard time even getting the cart to the store. (I helped out one fellow yesterday with that problem).
You must be referring to Super Store. They seem to be getting the message and they finally have a few inside the store now.

Markets that keep lemon juice in some aisle other than the aisle with juices in them (and other breaks from logic).
Save On Foods keeps it's lemon juice with the other juices. You are safe there. Cranberries are the biggie there. No where near the rest of the fruit and that is where everyone expects to find them.

Cashiers who put items that melt in the same bag as the hot BBQed chicken.
Then you would be happy with me. I put hot foods in a separate bag.

People that wait for their chance at the cashiers bench while sticking out into the main aisles so people have to go around or barge through.
If I'm understanding you, I assume you mean when it's busy and the buggy's can lead from the cashier into the aisles. I don't know about all the SOM stores but in "mine", they rope it off so that customers have their own little aisle like they do in banks for example and it leaves a clear space for the customers to move freely up and down the aisles.
People who stand there gaping while waiting at the cashiers instead of having their member cards, debit cards, credit cards, etc. ready.
This is annoying and maybe even more so to the cashier who simply wants to complete the order and get on with the next one. You forgot to mention the cell phone users who start their call just as they approach the cashier. After all - she's there to work for them (?)so there is no need to be polite enough to speak to her/him. I've learned to treat these people in much the same manner in which they treat me. I act like no one is across the counter from me. I put groceries through for someone who is invisible to me.

Make them leave the store and come back after they've decided to think about what to do and to be courteous when at the store.

Wouldn't that be fun. What really happens is people are rude to the cashier and then when they get home, they call the store and tell the mgr. the cashier was rude. Try helping someone use a coupon in the self check out. They scream at you and tell you that you are confusing them (they cannot do coupons, the cashier must do them and approve them) and grab their stuff and huff on over to a different cashier. People don't realize what dumb asses they look like when they throw a temper tantrum in front of the cashier.
That's my rant for the moment.
 
VanIsle
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by YukonJackView Post

A bit closer to home:

It bugs me when I see short sentences here, with no appearent connection to any of the previous posts. NO quote, no reference, no name, no post number, just a few words in thin air.

If I had the power, I would make any "reply" less than two sentences invalid and non-publishable.

People can fix this like we did on canada.com by simply saying things like: Yukon Jack said: =========0000000 etc. etc. and then give their short response and everyone will know who they are referring to.
 
VanIsle
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

Love it! Right-wing bloggers in training!

I love it too - if only you had left the politics out of it.
 
Francis2004
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by IslandpacificView Post

People can fix this like we did on canada.com by simply saying things like: Yukon Jack said: =========0000000 etc. etc. and then give their short response and everyone will know who they are referring to.

I am not sure, but wasn't it an issue at the end at Canada.com, that post numbers were no longer being numbered ?
 
VanIsle
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by SirFrancis2004View Post

I am not sure, but wasn't it an issue at the end at Canada.com, that post numbers were no longer being numbered ?

It was but I wasn't referring to the numbers. The posts here are all numbered too. Just in a different way. Don't you remember how we used to say:
Sirrup said: lalalalala and lalalala and so on and so forth and then we would go on with what we had to say. On here, what YJ is talking about is when someone uses a quick response instead of quote. I know there have been times when I have done that and by the time I get my quick response posted, someone else has posted and it's out of order. Now I usually say - Sir Francis said: and at this point I type in the point I wish to refer to and then I say what I have to say.
 
Francis2004
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by IslandpacificView Post

It was but I wasn't referring to the numbers. The posts here are all numbered too. Just in a different way. Don't you remember how we used to say:
Sirrup said: lalalalala and lalalala and so on and so forth and then we would go on with what we had to say. On here, what YJ is talking about is when someone uses a quick response instead of quote. I know there have been times when I have done that and by the time I get my quick response posted, someone else has posted and it's out of order. Now I usually say - Sir Francis said: and at this point I type in the point I wish to refer to and then I say what I have to say.

Yes I know exactly what you mean but I thought Canada.com had the same issue at the end..

That said, you can do exactly what Yukon Jack is doing..

PS does any know you can scroll down to see old text in the new "version" of this site past the text box and "upload" and "submit reply" button and can even cut and past text ?

That said it does not list the post # however so those must be noted prior and you can only view the page you are on..
 
VanIsle
#28
Yes SF - I noticed that. It's kind of cool.
 
bobnoorduyn
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post


Damn Rider fans!

Ooookaaayy, I'm a Rider fan, gotta be one 'cause my wife went to school with and was close to one of 'em, ( and he's a big feller) and her family is friends with his family and, well, okay, got to hold the Grey Cup, but, no we don't paint our faces green, or anything like that, but I'm still a Rider Fan, whether I like it or not.
 
VanIsle
#30
Quote: Originally Posted by SirFrancis2004View Post

Yup, wait till digital TV comes in and prices will drop like a rock when people realize they do not need new TVs and only a digital box that Shaw, BellVu or all other possible provider probably supply you already..

Shaw sells digital now and the box. The picture quality is not the same. I know that high def. is not fully "here". Each item just keeps improving the picture. My brother has Blue Ray. He says that with each new thing (high definition for example), add blue ray and again the picture gets better. As him and his wife say, I guess what we have to decide is, how much more clear do we want it.
 

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