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February 8, 2013 at 9:39 am #782344
People who refer to Africa as a country, e.g. She’s from Africa. Africa is a continent, not a country.
When people say anyways, instead of anyway.
I know it’s been said over & over again, but people who don’t pick up THEIR dog’s poop.February 8, 2013 at 3:01 pm #782345
Very dark tinted drivers’ windows — creeps me out AND i thought there was a percentage limit to how dark a tint can be. Thought this was expressly to protect law enforcement so they had a better idea of what was going on inside a vehicle. Must be only in my mind.
Drivers who cut in at the very front of a merging lane. But more so, the other drivers on WSB who let the same aggressive drivers cut in front – no waiting in line with the little people – each day. It’s reinforcing rude behavior.
People always staring down at their phones – never talking to neighbors waiting in line or whatever. Im not looking for any particular connection — it’s just creepy that people are only physically present much of the time. I think it can rob us of experiencing the present. I know i have to guard against this — smartphones are as insidious as television. Zombie alert!!February 8, 2013 at 5:05 pm #782346
People with umbrellas who walk under the building awnings downtown. Come on! You’ve got an umbrella. Leave the dry part of the sidewalk for the rest of us.
When there are five or so people milling about waiting for bus, then as soon as it comes one person darts to the door of the bus like it’s a race. Calm down, we will all get on the bus.
Also, people who touch my 7-month pregnant belly like it’s public property.February 8, 2013 at 7:01 pm #782347
DBPMemberFebruary 8, 2013 at 8:59 pm #782348
People who litter.
Drivers that don’t use their headlights for safety on our grey, rainy days.
TailgatersFebruary 8, 2013 at 9:13 pm #782349
“When there are five or so people milling about waiting for bus, then as soon as it comes one person darts to the door of the bus like it’s a race. Calm down, we will all get on the bus.
Also, people who touch my 7-month pregnant belly like it’s public property.”
Combine these, and you roughly get the guy who pushed in front of me to be first on the bus when I was 8+ months pregnant. And this was at its first stop downtown, so there was LITERALLY NO ONE on the bus–it’s not like he had to fight me for the last seat… though I’m pretty sure he would have. :-|
For the record, he was a 40ish typical business guy, suit and all. D-bag.February 12, 2013 at 9:02 pm #782350
I know you thought this thread was finally dead, but what is the deal with people not getting over to turn right?!
When I’m going north on California Ave at the Admiral Way intersection, it seems like there is always someone who wants to turn right onto Admiral to head towards the bridge BUT THEY DON’T PULL OVER TO THE RIGHT. They often have to wait for pedestrians BUT I WANT TO GO STRAIGHT OMG. There is a reason no one can park in that spot by the corner SO THAT YOU CAN WAIT OVER THERE TO TURN RIGHT and stop blocking me.
SpanaFebruary 12, 2013 at 11:01 pm #782351
I really, really hate it when people lick the end of their finger and then stick the spit-laden tip onto the page of a book or document like a glue stick in order to turn the page. Sometimes pages in library books have all the corners rumpled by spit. Nauseating.
I also hate it when you’re being presented with a document and the person explaining the main points has to draw all over it with highlighter – ostensibly because you’re too stupid to read or understand it on your own (although I suspect it’s because they just want to draw bright colored pictures with their crayons).
Last (also document related) I hate it when the same individual takes said documents, staples a bunch of unmatched ends together, then folds the whole thing into a bizarre mess and shoves it into an envelope.
Often these rituals are performed by a twenty-something year old female wearing long, fake nails with glitter on them.February 13, 2013 at 4:00 am #782352
This may have already been listed, but I can’t stand it when “apostrophe s (‘s)” is used incorrectly, especially on public signage!!February 13, 2013 at 6:41 am #782353
glittergirl reads books? Like, who knew?February 13, 2013 at 4:08 pm #782354
2 Much WhineParticipant
Auto dealer service bills – why do they warrant 30% to 100% more than any other mechanic? An oil change should not cost $125.
I also really hate when a restaurant server tells you about the special this evening but fails to inform you of the price for that special (it’s usually not a very special price).
I suppose I should feel sorry for co-workers with restless leg syndrome but mostly I’m just annoyed. STOP SHAKING MY MONITOR WITH YOUR INCESSANT LEG BOUNCING. Now I feel better.February 13, 2013 at 4:24 pm #782355
yes.. you should feel sorry for them
and get them a gel pad to jiggle onFebruary 13, 2013 at 7:19 pm #782356
Re leg bouncing…boyfriend does this unconsciously when he’s getting restless. I have to grab his knee at the philharmonic, theater, dinner, etc…to get him to stop shaking a row of seats or a table.
I used to have a bouncy leg too but it seems to have stopped without any effort the past several years. Guess I’m no longer restless.
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