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  • babypook
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    I recall a thread like this at the original site.

     

    These are some of mine:

    people who stand up @ the theatres as soon as they sense the film is over, having not even a modicum of interest in who worked on the film, and blocking my view.

     

    theatres who us ‘margarine’ on their popcorn.

     

    drivers who think there are no road rules in a parking lot

    people who assume I cant speak English, and ‘raise’ their voices to help me understand. Lol!!! (happens quite often)

     

     

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    adamunc
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    I have so many, but most of mine are grammatical, such as when people say someone has a temperature when they mean they have a fever. (Everything has a temperature.) I also hate hearing “nuclear” pronounced as “nucular”.

     

    “PIN number” and “ATM machine” also grate my last nerve. You don’t say “VIP person”, so why would you say “ATM machine”?

     

    One other thing I see constantly is the correct “shoo-in” misspelled as “shoe-in”.

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    DrJustice
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    ^On that note, it annoys me a little when people write, “RSVP Please” on invitations.  They may not know that the SVP portion of that acronym is “please” in French.

     

    Other things that annoy me:

    (1) Slow internet connections or any kind of “buffering” or lag time on computers.  I have no patience to wait for this.

    (2) Traffic – funny thing to complain about having moved to Toronto where the combination of the 400 series highways and the DVP & Gardiner snaking into and through the heart of downtown is in gridlock…virtually all the time 

    (3) Mean or petty people – why is it so difficult just to be nice?

    (4) Bad drivers – seriously, do not merge onto a highway going 20 below the limit, do not drive in the fast lane going anything less than 15 over the limit unless you absolutely have to pass a ridiculously slow vehicle, please do not cut people off – some of us have children in the car and don’t really want to slam on the brakes. Thanks.

    (5) Winter tires/SUVs – having winter tires or driving an SUV or truck does not make you invincible on the road. Just an FYI.

     

    Wow – it felt good to get that out lol.

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    Door slamming. Somebody in the office down the hallway feels the need to slam their door everytime they walk out of their office and it rattles the entire building and scares the hell out of everyone. NOt that hard to just close the door.

    A ringing phone irritates me to no end. If your phone is ringing and you don’t want to answer it, send it to voicemail. Don’t just let it ring and ring and ring, especially if you have an annoying ringtone. LOL

    People that think its OK to touch other people’s babies. I can’t tell you how many times lately we have been out in a store or a restuarant and a perfect stranger thinks its OK to just start hanging all over my 5 month old son, grabbing his fingers, his feet, and one waitress even picked him up without asking. I know he’s pretty damn cute, and you’re welcome to look at him all you want, but if I don’t know you, keep your hands off my kid, unless you ask first.

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    DrJustice
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    ^LOL!  Zack, exposure to the germs of life is not necessarily such a bad thing for your little one.  It helps to build their developing immune systems.  Though, I can see where you’re coming from – I was definitely paranoid with my first at first, but you begin to ‘lax over time.  Now we just pass ’em around LOL.

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    ^Its not even the germ thing that bothers me, its the presumption some people have that they can just pick up my kid when I don’t know who you are. When we’re around friends and family and people we know, the boy is always in someone’s lap or arms and I have no problem with that. But if I don’t know you from Joe Blow, I’m going to need you to ask first before you scoop him up. I’ll probably say yes, but you still need to ask. The waitress came over, goes “what an adorable baby” and picks him right up out of his seat and then looked like she was going to take him on a tour of the restaurant. LOL!

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    ^LOL!  Zack, exposure to the germs of life is not necessarily such a bad thing for your little one.  It helps to build their developing immune systems.  Though, I can see where you’re coming from – I was definitely paranoid with my first at first, but you begin to ‘lax over time.  Now we just pass ’em around LOL.

     

    Very very true! Nothing like the “milkmaid syndrome” to boost a baby’s immune system.

    As for the assholes, so often I have found it is biologically based. Poor nutrition, depleted tissue salts, junk food toxins, artificial sweeteners, flouride, have all been proven to have a ‘dumbing down’ effect, especially in our precious children.

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    ^Its not even the germ thing that bothers me, its the presumption some people have that they can just pick up my kid when I don’t know who you are. When we’re around friends and family and people we know, the boy is always in someone’s lap or arms and I have no problem with that. But if I don’t know you from Joe Blow, I’m going to need you to ask first before you scoop him up. I’ll probably say yes, but you still need to ask. The waitress came over, goes “what an adorable baby” and picks him right up out of his seat and then looked like she was going to take him on a tour of the restaurant. LOL!

     

    I can relate. I always always ask permission first. Unbelievable that people make that assumption.

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    People who walk their dogs unleashed in an urban setting, then being offended when you politely explain to them why this is an issue (any dog can react unusually sometimes, it encourages others to do this, it shows disrespect for other dog caretakers).

     

    That’s a big one with me these days (my dogs have been set on – no real injuries – three times by unleashed dogs, which now makes them more aggressive around other unleashed ones).

     

     

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    Whenever someone tries to tell me I said something when I clearly didn’t. And then they get mad when I tell them I never said what they think I did. I know what does and does not come out of my own mouth, so step off.

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    People who walk their dogs unleashed in an urban setting, then being offended when you politely explain to them why this is an issue (any dog can react unusually sometimes, it encourages others to do this, it shows disrespect for other dog caretakers).

     

    That’s a big one with me these days (my dogs have been set on – no real injuries – three times by unleashed dogs, which now makes them more aggressive around other unleashed ones).

     

    Your poor dogs. It’s almost always the fault of their two-legged ‘care’ takers, but the animals are the ones who suffer or pay the price.

    I’ve had a similar experience only much much worse. She got her comeuppance when she found out her husband of twenty-five years had another family up north. Seriously.

     

     

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    Trent
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    People questioning the amazingness of Celine Dion.

     

    The idiot who presses the “Door Close” button when I’m running to the elevator.

     

    Subway sandwich makers who sing “I say tomaYto, you say tomAHto” when I ask for tomato. Seriously? I just want a fucking tomato.

     

    A girl’s best friends.

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    MHS83
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    People questioning the amazingness of Celine Dion.

     

    My wife continues to do this, even after I informed her that Celine and I are eighth cousins (but then, just about everyone of French Canadian heritage is related.  We’re all decended from the same handful of French immigrants).  Now that we have a son, I can tell her that she’s making fun of our son’s eighth cousin once removed.

     

    Most of my bugaboos are grammatical:

    • Writing “i.e.” when you mean “e.g.”  Look it up.
    • Your welcome
    • Using “he and I” or “she and I” in every context rather than “him and me” or “her and me” when appropriate (e.g., as the object of a preposition). 
    • Typing a word on a message board and following it with “(sp?)”.  Whether you’re on a desktop, laptop or handheld device, you obviously have internet access!  Look it up!

    An additional one:

    • People who drive as far as they can in the “Exit Only” lane because there’s less traffic (and they can pass the rest of us) then try to merge left at the last possible moment and get all p*ssed when I don’t let them in.  What part of “Exit” and “Only” didn’t you understand a mile back when you first saw the sign?  If you had signalled about a half mile back, I would have happily let you merge then.  Didn’t your mother teach you to wait your turn?
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    (2) Traffic – funny thing to complain about having moved to Toronto where the combination of the 400 series highways and the DVP & Gardiner snaking into and through the heart of downtown is in gridlock…virtually all the time 

    (4) Bad drivers – seriously, do not merge onto a highway going 20 below the limit, do not drive in the fast lane going anything less than 15 over the limit unless you absolutely have to pass a ridiculously slow vehicle, please do not cut people off – some of us have children in the car and don’t really want to slam on the brakes. Thanks.

     

     

    This post makes my heart race. 

     

    Agreed.

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    The idiot who presses the “Door Close” button when I’m running to the elevator.

     

     

    Guilty. 

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