What's Your Pet Peeve

I thought to share something that really bothers the crap out of me, so here goes: Everyday while driving the hour southbound I95 trip home from work, I finally get close to the Girard exit, knowing I'm almost home but then have to deal with all the idiots that get into the right lane (because they dont want to sit in traffic that isnt moving) only to slow me down again when they have to merge back into the lane they just got out of... Urgh!!! This is so aggrevating to me, its times like this when I wish I had a rocket launcher on the front of my car!!!

Leo's picture

People who blow stopsigns or refuse to slow down to less than 20 miles per hour at crosswalks on York Street. It's like Frogger out there.

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Lauraska's picture

My pet peeves probably all fall under the general category of "lack of social graces," but more specifically: 1) lack of basic table manners, 2) raised voices for no reason, 3) inability to interact with others politely, 4) refusal to do polite things like hold doors or say "thank you" when someone else does it for you, 5) the insistence that being polite somehow makes you lame, instead of realizing that failing to be this way makes you a jerk.

dan

My pet peeve: using complaining as a bonding tool

Godwin was basically a Nazi.

Newcomer's picture

When I'm in the left-turn lane at Frankford and Girard and another car sidles up to my left and idles, waiting to be the first to turn left.
Same thing at Girard and Second: I was waiting to turn left and another car, probably thinking I still had the green arrow, actually went into the left lane [against traffic] to jump ahead of me to turn. Sure, she stopped traffic, almost caused a huge accident but she turned first!

dan

Newcomer wrote:
but she turned first!

and after all, isn't that what matters?

Godwin was basically a Nazi.

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dan wrote:
My pet peeve: using complaining as a bonding tool

Ugh.

dan

"some will always fail to understand irony" - Pedobear

Godwin was basically a Nazi.

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dan wrote:
Newcomer wrote:
but she turned first!

and after all, isn't that what matters?

Yes. I gave her and her van full of passengers an enthusiastic thumbs-up seconds later when we stopped at 2nd and Germantown at the red light.

codergrrl's picture

My pet peeve is people who refuse to cross at corners. I'm constantly seeing people trying to cross Broad Street in the middle of the block, because its too much trouble to walk to the corner where the lights are.
Future customers.

"Je Suis Prest"

george's picture

I've mentioned this before, but people who stand slack-jawed and motionless at salad bars...as if the array of foods and the process of selecting them is akin to witnessing the parting of the Red Sea or some other miraculous event.

If you do this, STOP IT.

vcap22's picture

The amount if trash that accumulates on my street and in front of my house..

rinobio's picture

whining.

Leo's picture

Also: the use of "impact" when one means "effect" or "affect".

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lighterthief's picture

people who ride bikes dusk or dark with no or minimal reflectors, dark clothes and expect you can see them

people who stop their cars in the middle of an action to think about their next move... ie turning into the wawa parking lot and stopping abruptly at the ramp while you decide wawa or applebees lot

people who double park and or stand with their rear-end obstructing traffic to have a conversation

bartenders who do not even bother to acknowledge you existance if just to give you that not that says "i'm busy but I see you and I will get to you when I can"

The level of customer service at pretty much every business on the Aramingo corridor

leaving the drive-thru and realizing they did not give me any ketchup

Empty factories to the east and all our waste
The shape of things that came shows on the broken workers face

FishtownYo's picture

Not using Turn Signals when turning or changing lanes. I can't read other peoples minds and would prefer notification that a vehicle is about to do something.

Double parkers and the drivers whom swerve around them and could care less that I'm in the opposite lane coming at them head on.

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What is so bad about religion is that it fosters a primitive form of morality that hinders progress in virtually any domain beneficial to our modern world.

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Oh yeah...the old Fishtown tradition of stopping your car in the middle of the street to converse with your homey when there are fifteen empty parking spots you could pull over into. Fifteen might be an exaggeration, but at least a place to pull over.

"Je Suis Prest"

Kenzo's picture

Where to begin.

- People who use the word 'like' as an adverb.
- At pool, the one guy or gal who knows they're going down and is playing safety, but takes a whole minute to line up the shot so the cue ball lands in the spot that causes the maximum amount of frustration [yes I know this is a valid tactic but it's still annoying as hell].
- Cashiers that think a $50 or $100 bill is not real money and won't accept it; as if that will somehow stop a robbery. So you walk out of Sugarhouse with 100s and can't spend them anywhere except chain stores where they'll break them for you. [Actually, I think stores do this to prevent employees from lifting the note, but I digress...]
- Casinos that don't have bill breakers on the floor and force you to stand in line at the cash cage.
- That one time where you really do need the receipt from the gas pump, the printer is out of thermal paper or it comes out all-black or so faded you can't read it.
- Banks that are super-protective about identity theft, yet they send you blank credit card checks in the mail that anybody with a pen can cash.
- Collecting enough airline miles on work trips so I can upgrade to first class on a personal trip---and like magic, the freebie trip is always the flight where Mr. and Mrs. Main Line Medium Rich and their 3 screaming children have boxed me in; and then Mr. Rich has the nerve to tell me where my overhead bag should go and not to crush his stuff. These people act like they're upper-class, but somehow they can't afford to go to the UPS store to mail their "unbreakeables" back to their house so they don't have to drag the crap through the airport and on the plane. I swear US Airlines, you just KNOW when to do this to me.
- Keeping dogs locked outside the house when it's below 40F outside.
- The unprotected left turn at Huntingdon when invariably there's always some arsewipe behind me who lays down on the horn, when I'm waiting for the long conga line of vehicles to clear on Aramingo, then I make the turn on a stale yellow... and of course in my rear I see said arsewipe slam on the gas and cause 10 horns and a near-miss, then they ride my bumper all the way to Memphis. I just turn on Gaul now so that way they can floor it and hopefully they'll get seen by the 26th.
- People dumb enough to solicit change on a SEPTA bus/trolley in the presence of the driver.
- Confusion at the CVS self-checkout. Here I'll pass along some tips right now:
o On the scanner's top pane of glass just to the left there is a green light. When you see blinking or steady green there that means it's ready to scan. You can get a good rhythm going if you pay attention to this. There is a 90-degree wedge between both panes of glass where you need to put that UPC barcode. That's what makes it "beep".
o If you need to bag more than one bag of stuff, wait for the green light to appear on the scanner, then you can take the bag off the scale. There's also a button on the screen that says "Continue Bagging" that disables the weight sensor for a moment. That's how you can check out several bags worth of stuff without the scanner freezing up and calling the manager over.
o The machine does take ACCESS, so you don't need to stand in line over at the manager's station where there's people patiently waiting to buy cigarettes. The machines know what WIC and SNAP is allowed and what isn't, so don't be shocked and throw a fit when there's a balance left over, the manager won't override it because he can't (if you play that game, then you need to go buy your stuff at a bodega where there's some "flexibility"... just sayin').
o The "phone number search" for your CVS card only seems to work if you registered your card at that store. Keep your card with you. Entering your phone number 6 times doesn't make it find your discount card. If you share your card with multiple people in the house, then put the card someplace where the family/housemates can share it. You know; where you'd normally put your house keys.
o Believe it or not the scanner machines also do coupons but you're better off going to the manager's station if you have a clipped coupon. I've tried it and it's failed on me before.

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ronchito's picture

Use of the terms "amazeballs" and/or "awesomesauce" in any situation. It is inexcusable.

Kenzo's picture

ronchito wrote:
Use of the terms "amazeballs" and/or "awesomesauce" in any situation. It is inexcusable.

I sense jbette is gonna bite you with this one once she reads this...

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Kenzo wrote:
ronchito wrote:
Use of the terms "amazeballs" and/or "awesomesauce" in any situation. It is inexcusable.

I sense jbette is gonna bite you with this one once she reads this...

As long as she doesn't use either of those terms when she scolds me, I'm cool with that.

Newcomer's picture

When drivers refuse to let others merge into their lanes -- only to change lanes themselves. What is that about?
When people hold up everyone up by taking/continuing calls in the grocery store line while the cashier waits for payment.
Screaming teens on public trans.
People on public trans who put bags/backpacks/anything beside them to avoid sharing a seat.
Getting screamed at/threatened for beeping at one of those drivers who refuse to pull into an available parking spot to chat.
Parents who roll enormous strollers into tiny spaces.
People who chat loudly at live performances.

sdm's picture

People who are intolerant of other people's cultures, and the Dutch.

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Newcomer's picture

When I'm out of one ingredient for a recipe. I want to make cookies and I don't have vanilla. :(

camera215's picture

I have more pet peeves than I care to admit, which makes me pretty much intolerable most of the time. Just to name a few:
-The following abbreviations: "convo," "veg," "fab," and "delish"
-audible chewing
-cell phone use on the bus/train, in grocery/retail lines, at a restaurant, or pretty much anywhere I'm forced to overhear insipid one-way conversations
-the term "spooning"
-littering
-adding a spoken "h" in front of words like "when" and "where"
-absolutely any noise while I'm trying to sleep (yeah, I know, so I decided to move to Kensington)
-that people ask for plastic shopping bags so they can put one or two already-packaged items inside
-scientific illiteracy, especially among politicians
-pink for girls and blue for boys
-any variation of the sentence "I had a crazy/weird dream" when followed by an account of that dream

Leo's picture

Penn kids having a frat party at my office, stumbling around drunk, leaving trash outside, and telling me to "chill" when I went all old man Philly yelling out the window at them to put their red cups in the garbage.

Gonna have some whiskey and relax.

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FishtownYo's picture

One more... Jens Lekman and his fans. I kinda admired the man when he announced he was quitting the music industry to work a regular job. He made a big fuss over it, then quit that "real job" two days later and went right back to music. I had a copy of some EP limited to a 100 that I promptly snapped in half and vowed to rag on the guy whenever I see his name.

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What is so bad about religion is that it fosters a primitive form of morality that hinders progress in virtually any domain beneficial to our modern world.

c12arts's picture

People who toss trash out of their car windows while driving OR slow down at stop signs and throw it down the storm drains

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c12arts wrote:
People who toss trash out of their car windows while driving OR slow down at stop signs and throw it down the storm drains

Oh, God yes. Beyond disgusting.

And this is the ONLY city I've witnessed that happening in (multiple times) in the past 30 years. Inexplicable.

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ronchito wrote:
Kenzo wrote:
ronchito wrote:
Use of the terms "amazeballs" and/or "awesomesauce" in any situation. It is inexcusable.

I sense jbette is gonna bite you with this one once she reads this...

As long as she doesn't use either of those terms when she scolds me, I'm cool with that.

Yes, I have been guilty of the amazeballs. I think I subconsciously picked it up to annoy people. Its working!

meredith's picture

- People who throw trash on the ground when they are in clear sight of a trash can.
- People who drive 60 or slower in the left lane.
- People who forget to turn their blinker off after changing lanes.
- "Photographers" who rely on the use of Photoshop textures, HDR, or other digital alterations to make their image "good", and then claim that they are actually photography and not digital art.
- Craigslist flaggers who attempt to foil my attempts to find poor homeless dogs a good home.
- People who post on Facebook "Dear ________, blah blah blah, Yours truly, ________"
- People who sit in the outside seat on the subway and get annoyed when I ask them to move over so I can sit down. You could have saved yourself the trouble and sat on the inside seat to begin with.
- Neighbors who put up "No Parking" signs from a tow company to save their parking spot when they don't even have a car.
- Circulars and the people who stick them in your door even though you have a "No Circulars" sticker.
- Interlopers who cheat at Quizzo.

I could go on...

“Try to learn to let what is unfair teach you.” – David Foster Wallace

Lauraska's picture

meredith wrote:
- People who post on Facebook "Dear ________, blah blah blah, Yours truly, ________"

Guilty! Although, who actually signs it? I mean, my name is right there above the status. That's just weird.

Quote:
- People who sit in the outside seat on the subway and get annoyed when I ask them to move over so I can sit down. You could have saved yourself the trouble and sat on the inside seat to begin with.

Word.

And I have another one: people who brag about not owning a TV or not watching anything but "educational" television. That one's been a pet peeve for a while, but I was reminded of it by another thread.

1fish2fish's picture

My friend had a really good response when someone was trying to belittle tv watchers. She looked at them and said that she was a very intelligent and highly knowledgable person on many different subjects and having and watching a television does not make her dumb. The person she was having a conversation with was not nearly as smart as she was and they almost seemed shocked she was a tv watcher! ha!

I tried to go without cable in the interest of saving money. It didn't work. I like my TV, I love watching it, and besides the mind numbing reality shows that I watch specifically to numb my brain, there are some channels that actually show news!

meredith's picture

Lauraska wrote:
meredith wrote:
- People who post on Facebook "Dear ________, blah blah blah, Yours truly, ________"

Guilty! Although, who actually signs it? I mean, my name is right there above the status. That's just weird.

Quote:
- People who sit in the outside seat on the subway and get annoyed when I ask them to move over so I can sit down. You could have saved yourself the trouble and sat on the inside seat to begin with.

Word.

And I have another one: people who brag about not owning a TV or not watching anything but "educational" television. That one's been a pet peeve for a while, but I was reminded of it by another thread.

i'm a proud watcher of trashy TV!

“Try to learn to let what is unfair teach you.” – David Foster Wallace

Kenzo's picture

Speaking of PET peeves...

Metro dogs in Moscow have taken panhandling to a new level. They sneak into the subway stations in the suburbs and commute to the city center every morning, then head back to the suburbs in the afternoon after their tummies are full:
http://englishrussia.com/2009/04/07/smartest-dogs-moscow-stray-dogs/

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Newcomer's picture

That smug "I don't watch tv" is the worst. I had a roommate who self-righteously claimed he didn't own a tv but guess who camped out in front of mine for hours?
When I comment on someone's dog and get, "He's a rescue!"
Bars that don't list beer prices.
Being behind cabs that don't pull over to let passengers out but just slam on the brakes and then put on their flashers; passengers who take forever to pay and you sit through the same light one, two, three times...

dan

Lauraska wrote:
people who brag about not owning a TV or not watching anything but "educational" television. That one's been a pet peeve for a while, but I was reminded of it by another thread.

To be clear, nobody on that other thread did that.

Godwin was basically a Nazi.

Lauraska's picture

dan wrote:
Lauraska wrote:
people who brag about not owning a TV or not watching anything but "educational" television. That one's been a pet peeve for a while, but I was reminded of it by another thread.

To be clear, nobody on that other thread did that.

That's a matter of interpretation. Talking about not having/needing cable seems like the same thing to me, but definitely not at the level of "I don't have a TV and that makes me smart."

Matt Benatar's picture

dan wrote:
My pet peeve: using complaining as a bonding tool

I know! Looks like we have a lot on common, Dan. You're the coolest.

Love is a Mattlefield.

Leo's picture

Though I don't have cable, I do enjoy dumb TV.

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camera215's picture

meredith wrote:
- People who post on Facebook "Dear ________, blah blah blah, Yours truly, ________"

This is especially annoying when followed by the irksome "kthxbye"

dan

Matt Benatar wrote:
dan wrote:
My pet peeve: using complaining as a bonding tool

I know! Looks like we have a lot on common, Dan. You're the coolest.

Totally. Don't you just hate when people use complaining as a bonding tool?
I think we should get together at Memphis Tap and discuss our mutual distaste for that behavior.

Godwin was basically a Nazi.

meredith's picture

camera wrote:
meredith wrote:
- People who post on Facebook "Dear ________, blah blah blah, Yours truly, ________"

This is especially annoying when followed by the irksome "kthxbye"

could not agree more.

“Try to learn to let what is unfair teach you.” – David Foster Wallace

codergrrl's picture

meredith wrote:
camera wrote:
meredith wrote:
- People who post on Facebook "Dear ________, blah blah blah, Yours truly, ________"

This is especially annoying when followed by the irksome "kthxbye"

could not agree more.

I had to go on FB. I hate it. I only went on to see stuff that it won't let me see until I join. My profile picture was my hair for about three days. I hate it. Its my pet peeve, that I can't find out info on something or someone's website, without having to go on FB.
its my pet peeve that the world is becoming ruled by FB. (I don't even want to type it out.)
HATE IT.

"Je Suis Prest"

Matt Benatar's picture

This has no social commentary associated and I think nobody will relate, but I have an irrationally repulsed reaction to metal on metal on a small scale. I cannot eat at Morning Glory because they have metal coffee cups, and when people stir in sugar and cream with their spoon, tapping the sides of the cup, I can feel it in my molars. I am almost afraid to divulge this information, for fear it will be used against me. K starts to do it as a joke, and my eyes get really big, and I frankly deadpan "You need to stop it right now." It is not funny at all. It's like a friend jokingly soccer kicking me in the testicles.

Love is a Mattlefield.

Neilpuck's picture

I am bothered by people who instinctively jump to the most negative interpretation of anything.
People who start fights where it's not necessary

People who didn't come to the RiverCity Festival

camera215's picture

Matt Benatar wrote:
This has no social commentary associated and I think nobody will relate, but I have an irrationally repulsed reaction to metal on metal on a small scale. I cannot eat at Morning Glory because they have metal coffee cups, and when people stir in sugar and cream with their spoon, tapping the sides of the cup, I can feel it in my molars. I am almost afraid to divulge this information, for fear it will be used against me. K starts to do it as a joke, and my eyes get really big, and I frankly deadpan "You need to stop it right now." It is not funny at all. It's like a friend jokingly soccer kicking me in the testicles.

I laughed out loud at this, and then read it to my husband, since he has the same aversion. When I got to the stirring of the metal coffee cup, he visibly cringed.

Lauraska's picture

Oh, I'm also annoyed by passive aggressiveness and people who take the internets seriously.

Neilpuck's picture

Lauraska wrote:
Oh, I'm also annoyed by passive aggressiveness and people who take the internets seriously.

Pot....meet kettle..... :)

sdm's picture

I've enjoyed watching this thread devolve from particular pet peeves to outright complaining for the sake of complaining.

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sdm wrote:
I've enjoyed watching this thread devolve from particular pet peeves to outright complaining for the sake of complaining.

My pet peeve is thread lurkers. I'm sorry, was that a passive aggressive complaint?

dan

sdm wrote:
I've enjoyed watching this thread devolve from particular pet peeves to outright complaining for the sake of complaining.

I hate that.

Godwin was basically a Nazi.

Lauraska's picture

Neilpuck wrote:
Lauraska wrote:
Oh, I'm also annoyed by passive aggressiveness and people who take the internets seriously.

Pot....meet kettle..... :)

Sigh.

c0llins's picture

The extreme density of dirtballs living on E Gordon st between the blocks of Memphis and Sepviva. Their children constantly get into fistfights, then the sad excuses for parents come out screaming and yelling at each other getting into fistfights of their own.

CrustyZombie's picture

People that don't understand it's customary to tip 20%

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CrustyZombie wrote:
People that don't understand it's customary to tip 20%

People who insist on deducting the tax or wine before tipping is pretty bad too.

2014 york's picture

People that constantly post links to music videos or some sort of uplifting message.

People who "Thank God" or "Praise Jesus" or ask for prayers for everything. Do you really need backup prayers? Does God say "only 10 prayers, that doesn't even register".

sdm's picture

2014 york wrote:
People that constantly post links to music videos or some sort of uplifting message.

People who "Thank God" or "Praise Jesus" or ask for prayers for everything. Do you really need backup prayers? Does God say "only 10 prayers, that doesn't even register".

Let's take a step back here. We don't live in a society where we can just give our friends tapes anymore of 'ish we want them to listen to so we have been reduced to sharing Youtube videos instead. That's not a bad thing. However, I totally agree that I don't need people sending me some daily affirmation Stuart Smiley type crap either.

And then there's this:

One of the most uplifting and positive forces in my life. And he exists.

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2014 york wrote:
"only 10 prayers, that doesn't even register".

nope, that's what PPD says about 911 calls

Empty factories to the east and all our waste
The shape of things that came shows on the broken workers face

sdm's picture

During Mayor Nutter's drunk tweet fest earlier this evening I called him out on the lack of public trashcans outside of the, "tourist zone." He immediately went silent.

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dan

confusing saying something snarky with saying something intelligent,
particularly in regards to spiritual matters.

Godwin was basically a Nazi.

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dan wrote:
confusing saying something snarky with saying something intelligent,
particularly in regards to spiritual matters.

Why should spiritual matters be off limits? If you met my right wing, fanatical-Christian relatives you would probably get sick of listening to it as well. Not a day goes by that I don't get a request for prayers, or an uplifting spiritual message. Not to mention thanking Jesus for mundane things like the bread not being stale or the heating bill was lower this month etc...Praise the Lord. I suppose I should be thankful that they are still, after 28 years of knowing, trying to pray my gay away.

I have no issue with what people believe. You could worship fruit-flies and I'd say, whatever works for you. It's the proselytizing and the Church Lady attitude of being better than others that get's under my skin.

dan

2014 york wrote:
dan wrote:
confusing saying something snarky with saying something intelligent,
particularly in regards to spiritual matters.

Why should spiritual matters be off limits?

To be clear, I never said people shouldn't be allowed to say snarky things about spiritual matters and confuse that with saying intelligent things about spiritual matters. I just said it was a pet peeve of mine.

Quote:
You could worship fruit-flies and I'd say, whatever works for you.

I haven't heard such a moving statement of tolerance expressed since my freshman college roommate, (accurately) accused by a gay classmate of being homophobic, replied "You can [have sex with] goats for all I care."

Quote:
It's the proselytizing and the Church Lady attitude of being better than others that get's under my skin.

There's no doubt the 'Church Lady attitude of superiority' really sucks - and the Culture War of the last three decades has killed lots of good will that should otherwise exist between the church and the broader culture. That said, I wonder how many people who wish Christians would shut up about what they believe would be willing to make a deal to also shut up about what's important to them.

Godwin was basically a Nazi.

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2014 york wrote:
I suppose I should be thankful that they are still, after 28 years of knowing, trying to pray my gay away.

When I was a kid, my grandmom, who cursed like a trucker and said the rosary every night, went to the St. John Neuman shrine, and bought a 'relic'. She gave it to me, and told me she hoped it would help.(?) I read the paper insert, which said you should affix it to the affected body part. She got really peeved when I taped it to my forehead. She never tried again....oh yeah, it didn't work.

"Je Suis Prest"

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I support faith and I think it's necessary to society. I don't agree with some things that are in the dogma but many of the Christian faith don't either, which is why it's one of the most fragmented religions there is.

Nothing ticks me off more than Selective Reading Syndrome, though.

Remember all the flap about Terri Shiavo and her husband wanting to end her life while her parents dragged her husband through the mud, got legislation drafted and created a media circus out of it? The only lesson out of that was "write a Living Will", because the idiots who are living and can speak won't shut their trap and who the hell knows what they're going to do to you.

Luckily my aunt isn't in this situation, she can communicate by blinking. The family and her are going to decide tomorrow whether she wants to have her living will executed or not this week. Her MRI came back last night and her spinal injury is not healing, so it looks like she may decide to pull the plug.

Can't speak for the rest of my family, but I think we are blessed that we don't have a holier-than-thou ecclesiastical administrator hovering over, making the decisions on what to do for us.

On the advice of someone who probably queened-out, this signature has been deleted.

codergrrl's picture

I have one suggestion for those interested. TATTOO D.N.R. ON YOUR CHEST. Seriously, in some cases, its the only way you have a chance to get what you want accomplished.

"Je Suis Prest"

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dan wrote:
To be clear, I never said people shouldn't be allowed to say snarky things about spiritual matters and confuse that with saying intelligent things about spiritual matters. I just said it was a pet peeve of mine.

The exact same passive-aggressive statement probably didn't need clarification.

dan

Newcomer wrote:
dan wrote:
To be clear, I never said people shouldn't be allowed to say snarky things about spiritual matters and confuse that with saying intelligent things about spiritual matters. I just said it was a pet peeve of mine.

The exact same passive-aggressive statement probably didn't need clarification.

I love you.

Godwin was basically a Nazi.

th's picture

Palmeranian
codergrrl
th
sdm
bozoloper
Chris in Kenzington
steveeboy
KingDingAling
stein
bonzombiekitty
Neilpuck
meredith
sara
dan
jessv
TLP
2014 york
AM
fuzzybottoms
Kenzo
spui
austen

You wanna dance? LET'S DANCE!

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th wrote:
Palmeranian
codergrrl
th
sdm
bozoloper
Chris in Kenzington
steveeboy
KingDingAling
stein
bonzombiekitty
Neilpuck
meredith
sara
dan
jessv
TLP
2014 york
AM
fuzzybottoms
Kenzo
spui
austen

You're on that list too, brosephine.

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*people who cannot parallell park
*people who get all pedantic about "xyz" topic - beer, art, etc. People have opinions - respeckt.
*"supposably" "mute point" "stop bye my office" "mixconstrue" - bossisms
*people who cannot respond regarding plans in a reasonable amount of time
*the "oh my god I've been SO busy" excuse for non-communication. It takes two second to text someone. Just come out and say you're not going to be in touch.

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austen wrote:
*people who cannot parallell park
*people who get all pedantic about "xyz" topic - beer, art, etc. People have opinions - respeckt.
*"supposably" "mute point" "stop bye my office" "mixconstrue" - bossisms
*people who cannot respond regarding plans in a reasonable amount of time
*the "oh my god I've been SO busy" excuse for non-communication. It takes two second to text someone. Just come out and say you're not going to be in touch.

People who say mute point when they're trying to say moot point.

EDIT: Also people who constantly misuse the phrase. It's almost as bad as the entire human race's inability to understand what begging the question actually means.

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sdm wrote:
People who say mute point when they're trying to say moot point.

EDIT: Also people who constantly misuse the phrase. It's almost as bad as the entire human race's inability to understand what begging the question actually means.

ZOMG I KNOW. But constantly correcting someone doesn't usually go over too well.

dan

sdm wrote:
the entire human race's inability to understand what begging the question actually means.

Despite not understanding its meaning, we extensively utilize it!
98% of all 'debate' is a combination of petitio principii and ad hominem.
(The other 2% is the presentation of fabricated statistics)

Godwin was basically a Nazi.

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any type of corporate jargon (e.g., reach out, think outside of the box, anything involving the word "team", best practices).

“Try to learn to let what is unfair teach you.” – David Foster Wallace

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meredith wrote:
any type of corporate jargon (e.g., reach out, think outside of the box, anything involving the word "team", best practices).

*bandwith
*scope creep
*synergy

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People that double park in front of an open parking space.

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austen wrote:
meredith wrote:
any type of corporate jargon (e.g., reach out, think outside of the box, anything involving the word "team", best practices).

*bandwith
*scope creep
*synergy

rightsizing

“Try to learn to let what is unfair teach you.” – David Foster Wallace

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austen wrote:
meredith wrote:
any type of corporate jargon (e.g., reach out, think outside of the box, anything involving the word "team", best practices).

*bandwith
*scope creep
*synergy

any ball/sports metaphor in a corporate setting.

there's a fool on every corner when you're trying to get home.

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- People who should know better, yet still fail to grasp the differences between there/their/they're and two/too/to.
- Work "emergencies" (you know, when someone else misses a deadline and everyone else has to suffer)
- The Fishtown doorbell - repeatedly honking your horn in the middle of the street when picking someone up.
- Selfish people refusing to give up the seats designated for handicapped/special needs when someone clearly needs them.
- Umbrella etiquette. Learn it so the rest of us don't lose an eye.

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austen wrote:
meredith wrote:
any type of corporate jargon (e.g., reach out, think outside of the box, anything involving the word "team", best practices).

*bandwith
*scope creep
*synergy

Scope Creep is a real and serious concern.

Neatly chiseled, well groomed, drop dead handsome face.

dan

sdm wrote:
Scope Creep is a real and serious concern.

especially for the Listerine people

Godwin was basically a Nazi.

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sdm wrote:
austen wrote:
meredith wrote:
any type of corporate jargon (e.g., reach out, think outside of the box, anything involving the word "team", best practices).

*bandwith
*scope creep
*synergy

Scope Creep is a real and serious concern.

I understand, but it's not necessary jargon to use in non-project related discussions.

Thought of another one - Fishtown intercom/cellphone = yelling at the top of your lungs to communicate, whether indoors or out.

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First this:

dan wrote:
I love you.

And then THIS:

th wrote:
Palmeranian
codergrrl
th
sdm
bozoloper
Chris in Kenzington
steveeboy
KingDingAling
stein
bonzombiekitty
Neilpuck
meredith
sara
dan
jessv
TLP
2014 york
AM
fuzzybottoms
Kenzo
spui
austen

This is going to be an AWESOME day!

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- The Christian persecution complex that is currently being promoted by republican presidential candidates like Newt Gingrich. This is not a passive aggressive slam on anyone who participated in the religion debate earlier in the thread. It just made me remember some things that Newt has said lately and I realized how annoyed I was when he said them. He actually said "Anti-Christian bigotry." Hahaha.

- Cyclists who blatantly break the laws of the road but then slam their hands on the hood of my car and call me a b&$%h when I have to screech to a halt to avoid hitting them. This is not all cyclists, but lately I have encountered them a lot.

- Main liners who can't imagine why anyone would live a life that is different from the life they live.

dan

Newcomer wrote:
This is going to be an AWESOME day!

one might even say "awesomesauce"

Godwin was basically a Nazi.

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fuzzybottoms wrote:
- Umbrella etiquette. Learn it so the rest of us don't lose an eye.

YES. I think I had a FB status message a few months ago that said something like, "Golf umbrellas are for GOLF, you stupid suburban $%^&s."

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austen wrote:

Thought of another one - Fishtown intercom/cellphone = yelling at the top of your lungs to communicate, whether indoors or out.

I tried to explain this to th, I'll try again. Its in the genes. We can't do anything about it. It's evolution...after years and years of no one listening to us, we just got louder and louder. How were we to know you guys were going to pay attention?

"Je Suis Prest"

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dan wrote:
Newcomer wrote:
This is going to be an AWESOME day!

one might even say "awesomesauce"

Seeing that word made me almost punch my computer.

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Lauraska wrote:
fuzzybottoms wrote:
- Umbrella etiquette. Learn it so the rest of us don't lose an eye.

YES. I think I had a FB status message a few months ago that said something like, "Golf umbrellas are for GOLF, you stupid suburban $%^&s."

Umbrellas in general should be banned. I've made it 30 some odd years without one, so can everyone else. And then we all get to keep our eyes.

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Yes. Agreed. You can't drink coffee and smoke cigarettes while holding a umbrella. Its not sulfuric acid..its rain. It doesn't hurt you.

"Je Suis Prest"

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sdm wrote:
Lauraska wrote:
fuzzybottoms wrote:
- Umbrella etiquette. Learn it so the rest of us don't lose an eye.

YES. I think I had a FB status message a few months ago that said something like, "Golf umbrellas are for GOLF, you stupid suburban $%^&s."

Umbrellas in general should be banned. I've made it 30 some odd years without one, so can everyone else. And then we all get to keep our eyes.

more raincoats and fewer umbrellas!

there's a fool on every corner when you're trying to get home.

dan

sdm wrote:
dan wrote:
"awesomesauce"

Seeing that word made me almost punch my computer.

Godwin was basically a Nazi.

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codergrrl wrote:
Yes. Agreed. You can't drink coffee and smoke cigarettes while holding a umbrella. Its not sulfuric acid..its rain. It doesn't hurt you.

I just sprayed my keyboard with Red Bull.

th's picture

The word "that".

It must be the least aesthetically pleasing word in the English language.

You wanna dance? LET'S DANCE!

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sdm wrote:

You're on that list too, brosephine.

Point?

You wanna dance? LET'S DANCE!

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th wrote:
The word "that".

It must be the least aesthetically pleasing word in the English language.

No, that'd be the word "blue."

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sdm wrote:
th wrote:
The word "that".

It must be the least aesthetically pleasing word in the English language.

No, that'd be the word "blue."

i beg to differ. "moist" is the worst.

“Try to learn to let what is unfair teach you.” – David Foster Wallace

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meredith wrote:
i beg to differ. "moist" is the worst.

concur.

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th wrote:
The word "that".

It must be the least aesthetically pleasing word in the English language.

I like the word 'that'. It has helped me solve innumerable cryptograms.

"Je Suis Prest"

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"Belly" is the hands-down worst word. Ugh.

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Newcomer wrote:
"Belly" is the hands-down worst word. Ugh.

see new thread.

“Try to learn to let what is unfair teach you.” – David Foster Wallace

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Saying "have a blessed day", expecially after being a big horse's .

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One of my biggest pet peeves is when people walk on the sidewalk (or hallway) and stop suddenly without looking behind them or to the side. There are also some people who, when they walk in public, manage to take up more lateral space than they actually do. I call them "kinetic potentials". It has nothing to do with the size of their bodies -- it's just a way of walking that's subtlely erratic and prevents you from making a clean, successful pass. I suppose I just hate walking on sidewalks.

th's picture

Was ronchito on my earlier list? I'd like to add him too. Thanks.

You wanna dance? LET'S DANCE!

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th wrote:
Was ronchito on my earlier list? I'd like to add him too. Thanks.

I was kinda offended I wasn't included initially.

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dan wrote:
sdm wrote:
dan wrote:
"awesomesauce"

Seeing that word made me almost punch my computer.

Will someone please photoshop this to say "Mission Awesomesauce?"

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not being able to use carefully selected curse words on this site. It's Bullmess.

th's picture

It really annoys me the people on TV never say "good-bye" on the phone.

You wanna dance? LET'S DANCE!

AM's picture

Control freaks.

"Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and you cry alone . . . "

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Non-prescription glasses worn as a fashion accessory.
Unnecessary canes for the same reason (ehem, Brad Pitt on the red carpet).

Love is a Mattlefield.

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Matt Benatar wrote:
This has no social commentary associated and I think nobody will relate, but I have an irrationally repulsed reaction to metal on metal on a small scale. I cannot eat at Morning Glory because they have metal coffee cups, and when people stir in sugar and cream with their spoon, tapping the sides of the cup, I can feel it in my molars. I am almost afraid to divulge this information, for fear it will be used against me. K starts to do it as a joke, and my eyes get really big, and I frankly deadpan "You need to stop it right now." It is not funny at all. It's like a friend jokingly soccer kicking me in the testicles.

Yes but I'll one up you: metal on ceramic. Scraping the plate or bowl with a fork is akin to nails on a chalkboard. I feel like punching someone in the face whenever I hear it.

Former attorney and current CITYSPACE real estate agent extraordinaire

Kat's picture

Decorative cabbage and kale.

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My pet peeves for today:

1. Having to drive to work today because parking was seriously screwed up near Girard and Front thanks to the road work going on over there. What the heck are they doing NOW???

2. People who STILL think it's okay to drive while holding a cell phone. It's not okay if you can't drive in a straight line, buddy!

3. Old people who think that because they are old, they can say whatever they want to people. Don't they have an early bird special to get to?

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Regarding #3....I think they just lose their governor. My dad's 82, and has turned into one of the rudest, insulting people...they just don't care anymore.

"Je Suis Prest"

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When another driver knows you're waiting for him to pull out but doesn't let you know he's staying even though his car is running, lights are on, etc.

Recently at Wawa, I saw a guy get into the car he left parked at the gas pump and start scratching off lottery tickets as cars sat lined up waiting for pumps. When he was done with the tickets, he put on his sunglasses, turned on the radio, checked his phone and finally pulled out. Totally obnoxious.

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Newcomer wrote:
When another driver knows you're waiting for him to pull out but doesn't let you know he's staying even though his car is running, lights are on, etc.

Recently at Wawa, I saw a guy get into the car he left parked at the gas pump and start scratching off lottery tickets as cars sat lined up waiting for pumps. When he was done with the tickets, he put on his sunglasses, turned on the radio, checked his phone and finally pulled out. Totally obnoxious.

I'm surprised he didn't toss his losing tickets to the ground.

I can't stand the word lottery especially when my employer tell me this and it means I'm up for a random drug test.

dan

I'm surprised he didn't throw the tickets out the window.

Godwin was basically a Nazi.

meredith's picture

i hate when people don't say thank you when you hold the door for them or wave when you let them in a long line of traffic. where are the common manners, people?

“Try to learn to let what is unfair teach you.” – David Foster Wallace

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Okay I just realized another one...if you want to eat half a yogurt, fold the little tin flap back over the top, and put it back in your own fridge at home so you can eat the rest later, that's fine. But in a shared fridge at your workplace? That's just ew.

AM's picture

Tupperware that is stained orange. Yuck !

"Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and you cry alone . . . "

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AM wrote:
Tupperware that is stained orange. Yuck !

Bleach.

"Je Suis Prest"

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Realizing I'm token-less in a Septa station that doesn't give change, sell tokens or have token/change machines.

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Newcomer wrote:
Realizing I'm token-less in a Septa station that doesn't give change, sell tokens or have token/change machines.

and knowing the guy in the booth has a massive stack of ones.

there's a fool on every corner when you're trying to get home.

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Thats when panhandling 101 kicks in.

"Je Suis Prest"

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ronchito wrote:
One of my biggest pet peeves is when people walk on the sidewalk (or hallway) and stop suddenly without looking behind them or to the side. There are also some people who, when they walk in public, manage to take up more lateral space than they actually do. I call them "kinetic potentials". It has nothing to do with the size of their bodies -- it's just a way of walking that's subtlely erratic and prevents you from making a clean, successful pass. I suppose I just hate walking on sidewalks.

Working where we do it's a daily occurrence. I especialy like it when folks decide to walk three and four abreast down the sidewalk.

Sorry, but you've gots ta move outta my way on that one. I've taken the hits in the shoulder to get the message across.

YOU SHALL NOT PASS

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austen wrote:
ronchito wrote:
One of my biggest pet peeves is when people walk on the sidewalk (or hallway) and stop suddenly without looking behind them or to the side. There are also some people who, when they walk in public, manage to take up more lateral space than they actually do. I call them "kinetic potentials". It has nothing to do with the size of their bodies -- it's just a way of walking that's subtlely erratic and prevents you from making a clean, successful pass. I suppose I just hate walking on sidewalks.

Working where we do it's a daily occurrence. I especialy like it when folks decide to walk three and four abreast down the sidewalk.

Sorry, but you've gots ta move outta my way on that one. I've taken the hits in the shoulder to get the message across.

YOU SHALL NOT PASS

Yes and yes. I'm so glad it's not just me. I almost ran someone down this morning when he blindly ambled from the middle of sidewalk to the law school steps, trapping me behind him. I wouldn't have been so annoyed if he'd actually gone up the steps, but he was just being clueless.

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fuzzybottoms wrote:
Yes and yes. I'm so glad it's not just me. I almost ran someone down this morning when he blindly ambled from the middle of sidewalk to the law school steps, trapping me behind him. I wouldn't have been so annoyed if he'd actually gone up the steps, but he was just being clueless.

Lordy, that is the worst place for bottlenecks. Not sure what brain trust decided to have the steps to the law school jut two feet out into the sidewalk, and plant a huge tree rgihtthere as well.

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wow.

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triple post.

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austen wrote:
Saying "have a blessed day", expecially after being a big horse's .

When the Planet Fitness desk people apathetically call after you, "Have a good..." without a shred of sincerity or enthusiasm. Why bother?
Flavored coffees. Particularly hazelnut.
Styrofoam on styrofoam.
People who slowly walk 3-4 abreast on Kelly Drive while others bike, run around them.

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My biggest pet peeves all revolve around the bathroom. I hate when my sister leaves the toilet seat up, forgets to flush, doesn't have the courtesy to light a match or spray a little febreeze, leaves the tub or sink dripping, drops my toothbrush onto the floor, uses all the hot water and the list goes on and on.

When the king speaks, fishtown.us would be wise to listen.

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austen wrote:
fuzzybottoms wrote:
Yes and yes. I'm so glad it's not just me. I almost ran someone down this morning when he blindly ambled from the middle of sidewalk to the law school steps, trapping me behind him. I wouldn't have been so annoyed if he'd actually gone up the steps, but he was just being clueless.

Lordy, that is the worst place for bottlenecks. Not sure what brain trust decided to have the steps to the law school jut two feet out into the sidewalk, and plant a huge tree rgihtthere as well.

Agreed!!

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Secret Menus.

"Je Suis Prest"

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LOL, ROF , and text-speak in general to qualify every little thing. UGH.

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I inadvertantly added something else I hate.

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Newcomer wrote:
LOL, ROF , and text-speak in general to qualify every little thing. UGH.

this is especially bad when the person says it out loud. like, "i LOLed". or when people shorten every word they possibly can, like "delish", "totes", etc.

“Try to learn to let what is unfair teach you.” – David Foster Wallace

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I have never heard anyone actually say, "I LOLed" but I'm really, really looking forward to it. :( *

*emoticon used ironically

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I hate when I open up a site and music starts blasting.

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If you ever hear anyone actually say the word "delish"...it's an understood social contract that you can slap them in the mouth. Really. They know to expect it as soon as they say it. You'll disappoint them if you don't.

"Je Suis Prest"

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codergrrl wrote:
If you ever hear anyone actually say the word "delish"...it's an understood social contract that you can slap them in the mouth. Really. They know to expect it as soon as they say it. You'll disappoint them if you don't.

i'm going to print this out and use it as proof that i'm allowed to do this so that next time i'll be prepared.

“Try to learn to let what is unfair teach you.” – David Foster Wallace

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Is that from Rachel Ray?

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Newcomer wrote:
Is that from Rachel Ray?

ugh, another pet peeve.

“Try to learn to let what is unfair teach you.” – David Foster Wallace

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meredith wrote:
Newcomer wrote:
Is that from Rachel Ray?

ugh, another pet peeve.

Yes. Annoying TV/radio personalities.

I feel Dan Reed on XPN's afternoon show is the worst; I feel so sorry for the traffic person who gets sucked into his "witty" banter. So painful to hear her gamely struggle to comment on his inane observations.

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Newcomer wrote:
meredith wrote:
Newcomer wrote:
Is that from Rachel Ray?

ugh, another pet peeve.

Yes. Annoying TV/radio personalities.

I feel Dan Reed on XPN's afternoon show is the worst; I feel so sorry for the traffic person who gets sucked into his "witty" banter. So painful to hear her gamely struggle to comment on his inane observations.

hahaha, i agree. poor lauren valley.

“Try to learn to let what is unfair teach you.” – David Foster Wallace

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I could not agree more with phillygirl1267 - I experience the same frustration everyday... They are morons...

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meredith wrote:
Yes. Annoying TV/radio personalities.

I feel Dan Reed on XPN's afternoon show is the worst; I feel so sorry for the traffic person who gets sucked into his "witty" banter. So painful to hear her gamely struggle to comment on his inane observations.

hahaha, i agree. poor lauren valley.

now you've gone too far. i find dan reed genuinely entertaining. his sets generally have better music than the rest of xpn. i'm not sure how involved he is in picking the songs, though.

there's a fool on every corner when you're trying to get home.

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bozoloper wrote:
meredith wrote:
Yes. Annoying TV/radio personalities.

I feel Dan Reed on XPN's afternoon show is the worst; I feel so sorry for the traffic person who gets sucked into his "witty" banter. So painful to hear her gamely struggle to comment on his inane observations.

hahaha, i agree. poor lauren valley.

now you've gone too far. i find dan reed genuinely entertaining. his sets generally have better music than the rest of xpn. i'm not sure how involved he is in picking the songs, though.

I don't think he -- or any of the djs -- have too much freedom regarding the actual selections. And have you heard him holding Lauren Valley hostage as he blathers on about how the 5 at 5:00 is actually 6, 7, 8 songs...blah blah blah...

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i love the 5 at 5! i'm assuming he gets to pick the majority of what he plays for "highs in the 70s".

there's a fool on every corner when you're trying to get home.

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Well, it is XPN after all. You know darn well that when his shift is over he has to go clean the coffee pot.

"Je Suis Prest"

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I like the 5 at 5 and highs in the 70s -- not his insufferable chatter.

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People named after salamanders.
(I could do this all day long.)

"Je Suis Prest"

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Newcomer wrote:
I like the 5 at 5 and highs in the 70s -- not his insufferable chatter.

he's just a friendly guy, who may not have enough friends.

there's a fool on every corner when you're trying to get home.

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bozoloper wrote:
Newcomer wrote:
I like the 5 at 5 and highs in the 70s -- not his insufferable chatter.

he's just a friendly guy, who may not have enough friends.

Judging by the way Lauren Valley is held hostage, I'd have to agree. Before he even gets to the 5 at 5, I'm usually screaming SHUT THE E F F UP ABOUT YOUR MEMBERS ONLY JACKET, DAN REED!!

th's picture

Newt Gingrich

You wanna dance? LET'S DANCE!

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When I volunteered there many years ago, daytime DJs were allowed to play 1 song per hour of their own choosing -- the rest was computer generated. Not sure if that applies to specialized blocks like the 5-at-5, though.

(The DJs for specialty shows like Sleepy Hollow, however, pick 100% of their music)

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ronchito wrote:
When I volunteered there many years ago, daytime DJs were allowed to play 1 song per hour of their own choosing -- the rest was computer generated. Not sure if that applies to specialized blocks like the 5-at-5, though.

(The DJs for specialty shows like Sleepy Hollow, however, pick 100% of their music)

I heard the exact same thing recently from the guy who was just fired -- er, went to explore other opportunites -- Dan Gutierrez?

Sleepy Hollow. Another pet peeve. Thank God for KDU on the weekends.

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meredith wrote:
Newcomer wrote:
Is that from Rachel Ray?

ugh, another pet peeve.

Get outta my head Meredith.

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This is NPR and not XPN, but my radio pet peeve is Prairie Home Companion. Good god, that show is annoying. And it ALWAYS seems to be on whenever we are in the car on the weekends. Can we ever have a long drive while This American Life is on? Noooooo...it always has to be Garrison. Blech.

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Newcomer wrote:
Sleepy Hollow. Another pet peeve. Thank God for KDU on the weekends.

SH was the show I volunteered for 'cause Keith Brand was my old college professor, so I can't hate on his show -- but I can't stand the other dude (Chuck something?). His voice is somehow made up of frequencies that my ears can't hear, so I could never understand what he was saying -- very annoying. A pet peeve, if you will.

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Joey Sweeney

"Je Suis Prest"

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Lauraska wrote:
This is NPR and not XPN, but my radio pet peeve is Prairie Home Companion. Good god, that show is annoying. And it ALWAYS seems to be on whenever we are in the car on the weekends. Can we ever have a long drive while This American Life is on? Noooooo...it always has to be Garrison. Blech.

i was raised on PHC, the only times garrison really drives me crazy is when he starts singing the hymns.

there's a fool on every corner when you're trying to get home.

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codergrrl wrote:
Joey Sweeney

i'll second that. i'm glad he finally realized he should go hang out with his ilk in old city.

there's a fool on every corner when you're trying to get home.

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bozoloper wrote:
codergrrl wrote:
Joey Sweeney

i'll second that. i'm glad he finally realized he should go hang out with his ilk in old city.

He goes places that aren't The Barbary?

Neatly chiseled, well groomed, drop dead handsome face.

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sdm wrote:
bozoloper wrote:
codergrrl wrote:
Joey Sweeney

i'll second that. i'm glad he finally realized he should go hang out with his ilk in old city.

He goes places that aren't The Barbary?

philebrity moved their office to the space over AKA records.

there's a fool on every corner when you're trying to get home.

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Kat wrote:
meredith wrote:
Newcomer wrote:
Is that from Rachel Ray?

ugh, another pet peeve.

Get outta my head Meredith.

she's the worst. EVOO? please.

“Try to learn to let what is unfair teach you.” – David Foster Wallace

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Lauraska wrote:
This is NPR and not XPN, but my radio pet peeve is Prairie Home Companion. Good god, that show is annoying. And it ALWAYS seems to be on whenever we are in the car on the weekends. Can we ever have a long drive while This American Life is on? Noooooo...it always has to be Garrison. Blech.

i'd have to agree with most of this. while i do enjoy some parts of PHC, like the music, garrison keillor likes hearing himself blather way too much. sometimes i just have to turn it off because i can't take anymore.

“Try to learn to let what is unfair teach you.” – David Foster Wallace

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I can't stand when someone dies and people pretend like the person was a saint, umm NO if they were an S.O.B. when they were alive they are still an S.O.B. Dying does NOT make anyone an automatic saint.
( I have witnessed this action among my own family and ws very peeved )

dan

sunnyday wrote:
I can't stand when someone dies and people pretend like the person was a saint, umm NO if they were an S.O.B. when they were alive they are still an S.O.B. Dying does NOT make anyone an automatic saint.
( I have witnessed this action among my own family and ws very peeved )

but compared to his brother...

Godwin was basically a Nazi.

th's picture

meredith wrote:
Kat wrote:
meredith wrote:
Newcomer wrote:
Is that from Rachel Ray?

ugh, another pet peeve.

Get outta my head Meredith.

she's the worst. EVOO? please.

She is highly annoying, but, and I am very embarrassed to admit this, my God, something about that woman turns me on.

You wanna dance? LET'S DANCE!

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th wrote:
meredith wrote:
Kat wrote:
meredith wrote:
Newcomer wrote:
Is that from Rachel Ray?

ugh, another pet peeve.

Get outta my head Meredith.

she's the worst. EVOO? please.

She is highly annoying, but, and I am very embarrassed to admit this, my God, something about that woman turns me on.

TMI.

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meredith wrote:
th wrote:
meredith wrote:
Kat wrote:
meredith wrote:
Newcomer wrote:
Is that from Rachel Ray?

ugh, another pet peeve.

Get outta my head Meredith.

she's the worst. EVOO? please.

She is highly annoying, but, and I am very embarrassed to admit this, my God, something about that woman turns me on.

TMI.

crap, i am an offender of committing my own pet peeve.

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dan

PHC is a mixed bag. I love "News from Lake Wobegon" and I like the gentle spirit of a lot of the show, despite the fact that I sometimes find that gentle spirit pretty boring. Likewise, some of the music is great but much of it leaves me cold. More often than not the skits fall flat, yet every once in awhile one will pop up that is hysterically funny. I don't make an appointment to listen to it (except for once every few years when a friend pops up in a musical appearance), but if I'm in the car when it's on, I listen.

Godwin was basically a Nazi.

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dan wrote:
PHC is a mixed bag. I love "News from Lake Wobegon" and I like the gentle spirit of a lot of the show, despite the fact that I sometimes find that gentle spirit pretty boring. Likewise, some of the music is great but much of it leaves me cold. More often than not the skits fall flat, yet every once in awhile one will pop up that is hysterically funny. I don't make an appointment to listen to it (except for once every few years when a friend pops up in a musical appearance), but if I'm in the car when it's on, I listen.

i like the yearly joke show a lot, too.

there's a fool on every corner when you're trying to get home.

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bozoloper wrote:
dan wrote:
PHC is a mixed bag. I love "News from Lake Wobegon" and I like the gentle spirit of a lot of the show, despite the fact that I sometimes find that gentle spirit pretty boring. Likewise, some of the music is great but much of it leaves me cold. More often than not the skits fall flat, yet every once in awhile one will pop up that is hysterically funny. I don't make an appointment to listen to it (except for once every few years when a friend pops up in a musical appearance), but if I'm in the car when it's on, I listen.

i like the yearly joke show a lot, too.

I like the cowboys and the Private Eye skits. And the ketchup jingle.

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th wrote:
bozoloper wrote:
dan wrote:
PHC is a mixed bag. I love "News from Lake Wobegon" and I like the gentle spirit of a lot of the show, despite the fact that I sometimes find that gentle spirit pretty boring. Likewise, some of the music is great but much of it leaves me cold. More often than not the skits fall flat, yet every once in awhile one will pop up that is hysterically funny. I don't make an appointment to listen to it (except for once every few years when a friend pops up in a musical appearance), but if I'm in the car when it's on, I listen.

i like the yearly joke show a lot, too.

I like the cowboys and the Private Eye skits. And the ketchup jingle.

yeah! actually i like the entire show except garrison singing. i hate when he has a musical guest on i like, and he keeps trying to sing with them.

there's a fool on every corner when you're trying to get home.

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th wrote:
bozoloper wrote:
dan wrote:
PHC is a mixed bag. I love "News from Lake Wobegon" and I like the gentle spirit of a lot of the show, despite the fact that I sometimes find that gentle spirit pretty boring. Likewise, some of the music is great but much of it leaves me cold. More often than not the skits fall flat, yet every once in awhile one will pop up that is hysterically funny. I don't make an appointment to listen to it (except for once every few years when a friend pops up in a musical appearance), but if I'm in the car when it's on, I listen.

i like the yearly joke show a lot, too.

I like the cowboys and the Private Eye skits. And the ketchup jingle.

guy noir is pretty great. i also like the beebop-ba-reebop rhubarb pie.

“Try to learn to let what is unfair teach you.” – David Foster Wallace

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The city's ambivalent attitude towards the Sixers, even though they're playing quite well.

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sdm wrote:
The city's ambivalent attitude towards the Sixers, even though they're playing quite well.

I am ambivalent.

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Not sure if this got buried somewhere in this thread, but the throwaway use of the words "like, um, y'know, blah blah blah" my kid will get reprimanded or fined for every instance.

Also, if you're calling me from inside the office, there's no reason to ask 'how are you' every time you call. I know you don't care, and it only requires me to answer you.

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the fact that the receptionist knows how long i spend playing mah jong in the bathroom.

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sdm wrote:
The city's ambivalent attitude towards the Sixers, even though they're playing quite well.

They're what -- 6 games into the season?

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th wrote:
meredith wrote:
Kat wrote:
meredith wrote:
Newcomer wrote:
Is that from Rachel Ray?

ugh, another pet peeve.

Get outta my head Meredith.

she's the worst. EVOO? please.

She is highly annoying, but, and I am very embarrassed to admit this, my God, something about that woman turns me on.

Is it the copious amounts of cheese she uses in every dish? I find her as sexy as Paula Dean.

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bozoloper wrote:
the fact that the receptionist knows how long i spend playing mah jong in the bathroom.

Are you speaking metaphorically?

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Newcomer wrote:
sdm wrote:
The city's ambivalent attitude towards the Sixers, even though they're playing quite well.

They're what -- 6 games into the season?

14 but I don't think that matters. I could have just as easily made this post in another 2 months.

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th wrote:
bozoloper wrote:
dan wrote:
PHC is a mixed bag. I love "News from Lake Wobegon" and I like the gentle spirit of a lot of the show, despite the fact that I sometimes find that gentle spirit pretty boring. Likewise, some of the music is great but much of it leaves me cold. More often than not the skits fall flat, yet every once in awhile one will pop up that is hysterically funny. I don't make an appointment to listen to it (except for once every few years when a friend pops up in a musical appearance), but if I'm in the car when it's on, I listen.

i like the yearly joke show a lot, too.

I like the cowboys and the Private Eye skits. And the ketchup jingle.

I like when they make fun of Unitarians.

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Newcomer wrote:
bozoloper wrote:
the fact that the receptionist knows how long i spend playing mah jong in the bathroom.

Are you speaking metaphorically?

no, i play on my phone. have to do something to break up my compulsive "new post" clicking at my desk.

there's a fool on every corner when you're trying to get home.

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meredith wrote:
th wrote:
bozoloper wrote:
dan wrote:
PHC is a mixed bag. I love "News from Lake Wobegon" and I like the gentle spirit of a lot of the show, despite the fact that I sometimes find that gentle spirit pretty boring. Likewise, some of the music is great but much of it leaves me cold. More often than not the skits fall flat, yet every once in awhile one will pop up that is hysterically funny. I don't make an appointment to listen to it (except for once every few years when a friend pops up in a musical appearance), but if I'm in the car when it's on, I listen.

i like the yearly joke show a lot, too.

I like the cowboys and the Private Eye skits. And the ketchup jingle.

guy noir is pretty great. i also like the beebop-ba-reebop rhubarb pie.

Ambien for the masses. I could fall asleep just thinking about it.

"Je Suis Prest"

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Newcomer wrote:
th wrote:
bozoloper wrote:
dan wrote:
PHC is a mixed bag. I love "News from Lake Wobegon" and I like the gentle spirit of a lot of the show, despite the fact that I sometimes find that gentle spirit pretty boring. Likewise, some of the music is great but much of it leaves me cold. More often than not the skits fall flat, yet every once in awhile one will pop up that is hysterically funny. I don't make an appointment to listen to it (except for once every few years when a friend pops up in a musical appearance), but if I'm in the car when it's on, I listen.

i like the yearly joke show a lot, too.

I like the cowboys and the Private Eye skits. And the ketchup jingle.

I like when they make fun of Unitarians.

And English Majors.

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sdm wrote:
Newcomer wrote:
sdm wrote:
The city's ambivalent attitude towards the Sixers, even though they're playing quite well.

They're what -- 6 games into the season?

14 but I don't think that matters. I could have just as easily made this post in another 2 months.

People haven't been excited about the Sixers since Iverson left. I think the new mascot is going to create incredible buzz though.

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Newcomer wrote:
sdm wrote:
Newcomer wrote:
sdm wrote:
The city's ambivalent attitude towards the Sixers, even though they're playing quite well.

They're what -- 6 games into the season?

14 but I don't think that matters. I could have just as easily made this post in another 2 months.

People haven't been excited about the Sixers since Iverson left. I think the new mascot is going to create incredible buzz though.

i vote for the moose.

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Newcomer wrote:
sdm wrote:
Newcomer wrote:
sdm wrote:
The city's ambivalent attitude towards the Sixers, even though they're playing quite well.

They're what -- 6 games into the season?

14 but I don't think that matters. I could have just as easily made this post in another 2 months.

People haven't been excited about the Sixers since Iverson left. I think the new mascot is going to create incredible buzz though.

I loved AI. I like anybody who says what they think.

"Je Suis Prest"

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bozoloper wrote:
I vote for the moose.

The obvious -- and only -- choice is Big Ben Franklin. He's the first thing I think of when I hear anything NBA-related.

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Newcomer wrote:
bozoloper wrote:
I vote for the moose.

The obvious -- and only -- choice is Big Ben Franklin. He's the first thing I think of when I hear anything NBA-related.

Whatever they pick, it's better than the old one. That thing looked like Frank in Donnie Darko.

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sdm wrote:

He goes places that aren't The Barbary?

Christ, between Jhn Rdn and him, how do the egos fit in there?

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Speaking of XPN...when I unwittingly get exposed to 15 minutes of kids corner. All of a sudden, often while cooking dinner, I start getting a headache and then I realize it's because I've been listening to kids corner for the last 15 minutes. I can take Dan Reed but Mikela Majoun's (I don't know how she spells her name, but this was an honest attempt) voice alone drives me crazy.

Lauren Valley on the other hand, seems like a really nice person. I've always wondered what she looks like because she sounds cute.

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Doesn't Kathy O'Connell host Kids Corner? (Michaela's in the mornings I think)

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ronchito wrote:
Doesn't Kathy O'Connell host Kids Corner? (Michaela's in the mornings I think)

yeah it's kathy, sometimes i let it play for a little. we all need some trout fishing in america in our lives.

there's a fool on every corner when you're trying to get home.

dan

bozoloper wrote:
sometimes i let it play for a little. we all need some trout fishing in america in our lives.

Yes.
But, seriously, it has probably been over 20 years since I've listened to Kids Corner. Still Kathy and she still plays TFiA? Amazing.

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dan

It's been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, my hometown.

Godwin was basically a Nazi.

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dan wrote:
bozoloper wrote:
sometimes i let it play for a little. we all need some trout fishing in america in our lives.

Yes.
But, seriously, it has probably been over 20 years since I've listened to Kids Corner. Still Kathy and she still plays TFiA? Amazing.

she still plays "star trekin' across the universe", too. i guess when your audience is constantly outgrowing you there's no point in moving to new material.

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I like anyone who plays Raffi.

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kids' corner is pretty killer. especially that horrific intro music.

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bozoloper wrote:
i guess when your audience is constantly outgrowing you there's no point in moving to new material.

That seems to be XPN's general philosophy.

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Ok, so it took me a while to think of my pet peeve, and I've finally got it. I hate it when I'm in an historic part of town, and people ask me where stuff is. Like, when they just blurt it out at me. "Where's the Liberty Bell?" It really gets under my skin. If they ask politely, I don't get so annoyed, but it's like they assume because I look like I know where I am going that I'm a tour guide or something. Hey lady, I'm hustling to get to school/work/the bus/not here, and just because you rudely blurt out a question at me doesn't mean I'm going to answer it. Sometimes I just say, "I don't know" or "I don't have time" and walk away.

Ugh.

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As a Realtor, I absolutely can't stand when people want to live somewhere but don't know how to say the name...no, you can't live in "Queen's Village" and you can't live on "Sep-viva" Street.

I hate when people leave on the TV when you're sitting in the living room trying to have a conversation. Either way--if no one is watching it and it's just on, or if someone is actively watching a game when you're trying to tell them something important, etc.

Men who leave the toilet seat up...

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It took me a good year to settle on "my" pronunciation of Sepviva. I still hear a few different pronunciations round town here.

Considering "Sepviva" is a made-up word, we can afford some the benefit of the doubt, no?

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Lauraska wrote:
This is NPR and not XPN, but my radio pet peeve is Prairie Home Companion. Good god, that show is annoying. And it ALWAYS seems to be on whenever we are in the car on the weekends. Can we ever have a long drive while This American Life is on? Noooooo...it always has to be Garrison. Blech.

I'm sad that Whad'ya Know seems to have been axed from the weekend lineup in favor of a rerun of Marty Moss-Coane or Terry Gross.

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Leo wrote:

Considering "Sepviva" is a made-up word, we can afford some the benefit of the doubt, no?

Aren't all words made up?

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Prairie Home Campanion is probably worse than Kid's Corner. I can see myself putting Kid's Corner on if and when I have kids in the car or while making dinner. I can only see myself putting on Prairie Home Companion if I am punishing someone under the age of 100. I can never hit the dial fast enough when that show comes on.

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It is my pet peeve that I am feeding into the negativity of this thread. Such a vicious cycle!

Love is a Mattlefield.

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phillygirl1267 wrote:
I thought to share something that really bothers the crap out of me, so here goes: Everyday while driving the hour southbound I95 trip home from work, I finally get close to the Girard exit, knowing I'm almost home but then have to deal with all the idiots that get into the right lane (because they dont want to sit in traffic that isnt moving) only to slow me down again when they have to merge back into the lane they just got out of... Urgh!!! This is so aggrevating to me, its times like this when I wish I had a rocket launcher on the front of my car!!!

This happens to me everyday. Every. Single. Day.

Also when I am getting off Northbound 95 to the Route 1 exit in Princeton for work. People wait till the last minute and come from the left to cut you off. Knuckleheads.

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Today's pet peeves:

1) (And this is not just for Matt...it's been mentioned by others here before) Getting caught up in how negative or positive you are. Dude...sometimes it's just nice to vent. It doesn't mean that the person doing the venting is some evil negative person who walks around hating the world all day. I vent ALOT, but I feel like doing that actually allows me to be MORE positive because I get rid of the negative thoughts instead of holding them inside and letting them fester. It's like the whole "I don't have a TV and that makes me better than you" argument. Being positive all the time can be creepy. There. Phew. See? That felt good.

2) STILL hating the road work on Girard by Front Street. Didn't they just dig up the trolley tracks a couple months ago?? What the heck are they DOING?? I can't make the left turn off Girard to get the kid to daycare and it's REALLY ANNOYING.

3) Loud people on the El. It's 8:00 in the morning. I want to drink my coffee, read my Kindle and/or play Angry Birds, and listen in on your normal-noise-level conversations. No yelling or cackling or berating strangers around you. Please. It's rude. And you're wearing PJs so I don't really care what you have to say anyway.

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Nodders on the el and/or trolley. One time I was on the el with my youngest daughter (12 at the time) and her father and a man pulled out "works" and proceeded to tie his arm off and pull out a needle. Seriously? On the el - surrounded by people - with a little kid in the seat across from you?! Grrrrrrrr - He was removed from the el in a less than gracious manner... Dirtballs!

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A guy asked me for an ashtray on the #15 the other day. He seemed surprised I didn't have one.

"Je Suis Prest"

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codergrrl wrote:
Leo wrote:

Considering "Sepviva" is a made-up word, we can afford some the benefit of the doubt, no?

Aren't all words made up?

My head just popped.

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Lauraska wrote:

1) (And this is not just for Matt...it's been mentioned by others here before) Getting caught up in how negative or positive you are. Dude...sometimes it's just nice to vent. It doesn't mean that the person doing the venting is some evil negative person who walks around hating the world all day.

Just in this case. :D

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I'm not sure what one would expect from a thread called Pet Peeves -- uplifting anecdotes?

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Lauraska wrote:
Today's pet peeves:

2) STILL hating the road work on Girard by Front Street. Didn't they just dig up the trolley tracks a couple months ago?? What the heck are they DOING?? I can't make the left turn off Girard to get the kid to daycare and it's REALLY ANNOYING.

Sadly, it's not just Girard. They are also ripping up Belgrade for what seems like the one millionth time (ok, maybe the 3rd time) in the last year or two. Not only is it super annoying that I won't be able to sleep past 6:30 am until they are done, but they also have so little respect for people's property. Today I saw them placing/storing large pipes in my tree planets, likely damaging the trees. Last time they broke curbs and, when they were done, replaced the torn up road with sub par materials so now the whole thing is buckled. Ugh.

dan

Leo wrote:
I'm sad that Whad'ya Know seems to have been axed from the weekend lineup in favor of a rerun of Marty Moss-Coane or Terry Gross.

Yeah, I loved Whad'ya Know and was on the show about 20 years ago when it made a visit to Philadelphia. Unfortunately, I have to say it lost its luster for me over the last 10 years or so and I was no longer listening.

Godwin was basically a Nazi.

dan

Newcomer wrote:
I'm not sure what one would expect from a thread called Pet Peeves -- uplifting anecdotes?

quote of the day!

Godwin was basically a Nazi.

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My pet peeve is people who take their own bags to the supermarket and then buy cases of bottle water. Do they really think that not using a few plastic bags is going to cancel out all the impact bottle water has on the enviorment?

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dmandy wrote:
My pet peeve is people who take their own bags to the supermarket and then buy cases of bottle water. Do they really think that not using a few plastic bags is going to cancel out all the impact bottle water has on the enviorment?

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People who don't recycle. There's no excuse anymore -- with mixed stream recycling, it just couldn't be easier. It's disheartening enough to see so much junk being tossed [fake trees after one use] without recyclables mixed in.

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Newcomer wrote:
People who don't recycle. There's no excuse anymore -- with mixed stream recycling, it just couldn't be easier. It's disheartening enough to see so much junk being tossed [fake trees after one use] without recyclables mixed in.

they have all these recycling bins around my office, but the guy just comes around and puts them all in the trash.

there's a fool on every corner when you're trying to get home.

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bozoloper wrote:
Newcomer wrote:
People who don't recycle. There's no excuse anymore -- with mixed stream recycling, it just couldn't be easier. It's disheartening enough to see so much junk being tossed [fake trees after one use] without recyclables mixed in.

they have all these recycling bins around my office, but the guy just comes around and puts them all in the trash.

I worked in an office that did the same thing. The thing is, the paper recycling plant was about 100 yards down the street.

So I told everyone to keep using the blue bins and once a week I'd haul it all down the street. It really embarrassed the office manager - but not enough to start paying for recycling again.

The kicker was that I was working for a newspaper company.

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I hate when the waitresses at Vietnamese restaurants get mad at me for trying to order General Tso's Chicken. I know they're different countries, but they're pretty close to each other, so why shouldn't I ask? It's not like American restaurants don't serve tacos.

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When doves cry.

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Newcomer wrote:
When doves cry.

Best yet.

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This person spells too well to be Thad...its a Thad imposter.
Poser!

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People who don't like tribute bands.

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Dirty trash filled streets thru out Philadelphia.

Here I sit broken hearted, paid a quarter and only farted.

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Hot guys in flip-flops.

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There is just something not right with you.

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C'mon, you know this guy annoys you.

I'm pretty sure this is the exact pic JBetters used as an example of "Hot guy in flip-flops" a while back.

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Oh yeah...he annoys me no end...

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Also, when my coffee maker breaks.

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th wrote:
Also, when my coffee maker breaks.

DUDE. Some itty bitty something on mine broke and it took forever to find a replacement part.

I ended up finding something suitable on smallappliances.com

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People talking in the library.

Ugh.

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Today's pet peeve - coworkers who feel the need to compete over EVERYTHING.

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Lauraska wrote:
- The Christian persecution complex that is currently being promoted by republican presidential candidates like Newt Gingrich. This is not a passive aggressive slam on anyone who participated in the religion debate earlier in the thread. It just made me remember some things that Newt has said lately and I realized how annoyed I was when he said them. He actually said "Anti-Christian bigotry." Hahaha.

- Cyclists who blatantly break the laws of the road but then slam their hands on the hood of my car and call me a b&$%h when I have to screech to a halt to avoid hitting them. This is not all cyclists, but lately I have encountered them a lot.

- Main liners who can't imagine why anyone would live a life that is different from the life they live.

your comments (and others I've read) relate to my question. see post re unique character of the neighborhood. incidentally I am a third generation resident of pr who lived on the main line for eight years and came back 'home' why did I do this? sometimes I don't know why. it has changed a lot over my lifetime and I guess I don't understand the character of the community. but then I grew up in a family that couldn't understand my having my nose in a book constantly. caught between two worlds.

My peeves: needing to maintain a car for my work and having my life/peace of mind/finances threatened daily by said maintenance of that car - that includes driving it, parking it, insuring it, feeding it gasoline, trying not to main/kill anyone with it when they are intent on putting their lives on the line to see if I'll do it.
It makes me want to leeaaavvee again! My suburban/main line sensibilities are not lining up with my decision to move back to the family home. Enough verbosely said.

Howdy neighbors! What's going on out there today?

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Romney's voice.

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th wrote:
Also, when my coffee maker breaks.

That's not a pet peeve, you're just complaining now.

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What's the pet peeve criteria?

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If you say something is annoying, and most other people don't seem to understand why, then it's a pet peeve. At least that's how I define it.

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If it's not necessarily relateable to others, it's a pet peeve? A more personal complaint?

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Yeah. So Romney's voice is a good example because I'm sure there are a large number of people, even on this forum, that have no problem with it whatsoever. However, I think it's safe to say everyone would be annoyed when their coffee machine breaks, so that's not a pet peeve in my book.

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sdm wrote:
Yeah. So Romney's voice is a good example because I'm sure there are a large number of people, even on this forum, that have no problem with it whatsoever. However, I think it's safe to say everyone would be annoyed when their coffee machine breaks, so that's not a pet peeve in my book.

That's true. I would describe Romney's voice as chiffon dipped in a fine red wine mixed with cookie dough and a pinch of fairy dust.

And for some reason, every time I look at his hair I think of Brut deodorant/aftershave.

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Today's pet peeve - defining pet peeve

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th wrote:
sdm wrote:
Yeah. So Romney's voice is a good example because I'm sure there are a large number of people, even on this forum, that have no problem with it whatsoever. However, I think it's safe to say everyone would be annoyed when their coffee machine breaks, so that's not a pet peeve in my book.

That's true. I would describe Romney's voice as chiffon dipped in a fine red wine mixed with cookie dough and a pinch of fairy dust.

And for some reason, every time I look at his hair I think of Brut deodorant/aftershave.

It reminds me of the honeyed tones of Ronald Reagan. Shudder.

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Newcomer wrote:
th wrote:
sdm wrote:
Yeah. So Romney's voice is a good example because I'm sure there are a large number of people, even on this forum, that have no problem with it whatsoever. However, I think it's safe to say everyone would be annoyed when their coffee machine breaks, so that's not a pet peeve in my book.

That's true. I would describe Romney's voice as chiffon dipped in a fine red wine mixed with cookie dough and a pinch of fairy dust.

And for some reason, every time I look at his hair I think of Brut deodorant/aftershave.

It reminds me of the honeyed tones of Ronald Reagan. Shudder.

On the other hand, I think Newton sounds like a unicorn having his horn sawed off with a Swiss Army knife.

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Holiday pressure. Christmas is exactly 11 months from today.

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Newcomer wrote:
Holiday pressure. Christmas is exactly 11 months from today.

Relax, the world ends on 12/21 anyways. For once when I say Christmas is cancelled it gets to be true.

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1- There's a new bar almost every month, and none of them are country western bars.
2- Tool Time with Tim the Tool Man Taylor is not a real show.
3- Coming home to discover that somebody ate all the Combos.
4- Trying to find a date for Valentine's Day so I don't wind up eating a whole Bloomin' Onion by myself again while my brother "works the room" with his "Buttweiser, King of Rears" tank top.

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Big Rog wrote:
1- There's a new bar almost every month, and none of them are country western bars.
2- Tool Time with Tim the Tool Man Taylor is not a real show.
3- Coming home to discover that somebody ate all the Combos.
4- Trying to find a date for Valentine's Day so I don't wind up eating a whole Bloomin' Onion by myself again while my brother "works the room" with his "Buttweiser, King of Rears" tank top.

Today was actually Welsh Valentine's Day and I spent it just like I'm going to spend Valentine's Day American-style: alone in a hotel room with a bottle of vodka playing Yahtzee.

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sdm wrote:
Today was actually Welsh Valentine's Day and I spent it just like I'm going to spend Valentine's Day American-style: alone in a hotel room with a bottle of vodka playing Yahtzee.

That's the most romantic thing I've ever heard.

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Newcomer wrote:
sdm wrote:
Today was actually Welsh Valentine's Day and I spent it just like I'm going to spend Valentine's Day American-style: alone in a hotel room with a bottle of vodka playing Yahtzee.

That's the most romantic thing I've ever heard.

Never let it be said that I don't know how to romance a lady.

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Pretentious Turds

Here I sit broken hearted, paid a quarter and only farted.

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My neighbors yard is full of dog poop and it stinks. Really bad on rainy days.

Here I sit broken hearted, paid a quarter and only farted.

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Lack of common courtesy (prob 80% of the peeves in this thread can be attributed to this).

Judgmental people; gossip, etc.

"Dead Fish" handshakes.

The fact that you cant "link" songs in iTunes when shuffling.

Waiters who refill glasses of wine for the entire table.

Women who don’t put the toilet seat back up.

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ronchito wrote:
One of my biggest pet peeves is when people walk on the sidewalk (or hallway) and stop suddenly without looking behind them or to the side. There are also some people who, when they walk in public, manage to take up more lateral space than they actually do. I call them "kinetic potentials". It has nothing to do with the size of their bodies -- it's just a way of walking that's subtlely erratic and prevents you from making a clean, successful pass. I suppose I just hate walking on sidewalks.

I call this being unaware of ones own personal space. It's a peeve of mine too, especially since I fly alot. it can also happen in theaters, malls and other crowded spaces.

You should go to Japan. I think its in their genes to be accutely aware of their personal space. It's like they've evolved over so many generations of living on a highly populated island.

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Atomic Larry wrote:
ronchito wrote:
One of my biggest pet peeves is when people walk on the sidewalk (or hallway) and stop suddenly without looking behind them or to the side. There are also some people who, when they walk in public, manage to take up more lateral space than they actually do. I call them "kinetic potentials". It has nothing to do with the size of their bodies -- it's just a way of walking that's subtlely erratic and prevents you from making a clean, successful pass. I suppose I just hate walking on sidewalks.

I call this being unaware of ones own personal space. It's a peeve of mine too, especially since I fly alot. it can also happen in theaters, malls and other crowded spaces.

You should go to Japan. I think its in their genes to be accutely aware of their personal space. It's like they've evolved over so many generations of living on a highly populated island.

I've never been to Japan but when I was in Hawaii, I was overwhelmed by huge crowds of Japanese tourists who got very, very close -- I always assumed that since Japan was so densely populated, they were more casual about personal space?

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Atomic Larry wrote:
I call this being unaware of ones own personal space. It's a peeve of mine too, especially since I fly alot. it can also happen in theaters, malls and other crowded spaces.

You should go to Japan. I think its in their genes to be accutely aware of their personal space. It's like they've evolved over so many generations of living on a highly populated island.

I've often wondered what it would feel like to be the only person who exists in the world. That's how I assume the majority of people out there feel, based on their walking and personal space habits. Never been to Japan but it sounds like my kinda place.

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Newcomer wrote:
I've never been to Japan but when I was in Hawaii, I was overwhelmed by huge crowds of Japanese tourists who got very, very close -- I always assumed that since Japan was so densely populated, they were more casual about personal space?

Yes, I had a similar experience in Italy. not sure why that would be. maybe being out of their element had somthing to do with it?

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MICROMANAGERS. SWEET FANCY MOSES.

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Being told I'm playing my bagpipe music too loud, by the person in the next cubicle, who never seems to hear me when I say good morning, but now is putting the damper on my listening pleasure. (I have headphones, but they are jacked up to '11')

"Je Suis Prest"

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codergrrl wrote:
Being told I'm playing my bagpipe music too loud, by the person in the next cubicle, who never seems to hear me when I say good morning, but now is putting the damper on my listening pleasure. (I have headphones, but they are jacked up to '11')

i wanted to have a bagpiper play the processional at our wedding, but i got shot down.

there's a fool on every corner when you're trying to get home.

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My brother got piped into a Buddist temple when he got married....you shoulda seen the looks on the monks faces!
Hysterical. They were ringing little bells up on the 'stage', and you could hear a piper walking the parking lot in the background. They just kinda looked up at each other, probably thought it was a wounded dog.
But then he walked them right down the aisle. It was great.

"Je Suis Prest"

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codergrrl wrote:
My brother got piped into a Buddist temple when he got married....you shoulda seen the looks on the monks faces!
Hysterical. They were ringing little bells up on the 'stage', and you could hear a piper walking the parking lot in the background. They just kinda looked up at each other, probably thought it was a wounded dog.
But then he walked them right down the aisle. It was great.

what do you call perfect pitch? when you throw a banjo in a dumpster and it lands on a bagpipe.

there's a fool on every corner when you're trying to get home.

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People who complain about normal weather. i'm not talking about 3 feet of snow, or a week of rain, or 10 days of above 95 degrees. I'm talking about people who complain when we have a few days of temps in the 30's when most of this winter has been above average. I'm talking about people who complain when the weather isn't perfect.

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Some guy just cut me off on Girard just west of Frankford where it narrows into one lane and then threw what appeared to be a bra out the passenger window.
On the way home, a driver pulled up on my left as I waited to turn left on Frankford, effectively blocking traffic turning onto Girard from Frankford.

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My current pet peeve is the strange man who has been sitting in his car outside staring at my house for the last hour.

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Lauraska wrote:
My current pet peeve is the strange man who has been sitting in his car outside staring at my house for the last hour.

Stanford?

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Newcomer wrote:
Lauraska wrote:
My current pet peeve is the strange man who has been sitting in his car outside staring at my house for the last hour.

Stanford?

No...he hates me so much he won't even stalk me. Sucks.

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Being the only person in the house who can operate a toilet plunger, apparently.

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Accidentally encountering the throng of idiots going to the Piazza for the 104.5 Winter Jam. I had no idea anything was happening until I realized that there are too many people huddling about, looking for parking, etc along Girard. We noticed tons of people getting of the el and walking over, and made the mistake of driving down 2nd Street until we got to some idiot who thought it was really cool to stand in the intersection of 2nd and G-town, dancing while he smoked his blunt and held up the already ungodly traffic. I'm happy to report that we "moved him" with our car. God, what a cluster (fill in the blank) that was. I can't imagine paying all the money to live somewhere that nice only to be invaded by hordes of party seekers determined to get as blitzed as humanly possible. Oh, and as an aside, Family Dollar is coming to the bottom of the SuperFresh, so who says that area is having a hard time getting quality retail? What a poop storm.

"Je Suis Prest"

dan

codergrrl wrote:
Family Dollar is coming to the bottom of the SuperFresh, so who says that area is having a hard time getting quality retail.

Not every neighborhood can attract enough quality customers to support a Deal$.

Godwin was basically a Nazi.

Kat's picture

Idiots who because they are drunk CANNOT CONTROL THE VOLUME OF THEIR VOICES on a Sunday night and decide to have a 20 minute conversation in front of my house. Annoyed me so much I could not get back to sleep. And this time, the idiots did come from the Tap Room. ARGH. That place is a blessing and a curse sometimes.

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codergrrl wrote:
Accidentally encountering the throng of idiots going to the Piazza for the 104.5 Winter Jam. I had no idea anything was happening until I realized that there are too many people huddling about, looking for parking, etc along Girard. We noticed tons of people getting of the el and walking over, and made the mistake of driving down 2nd Street until we got to some idiot who thought it was really cool to stand in the intersection of 2nd and G-town, dancing while he smoked his blunt and held up the already ungodly traffic. I'm happy to report that we "moved him" with our car. God, what a cluster (fill in the blank) that was. I can't imagine paying all the money to live somewhere that nice only to be invaded by hordes of party seekers determined to get as blitzed as humanly possible. Oh, and as an aside, Family Dollar is coming to the bottom of the SuperFresh, so who says that area is having a hard time getting quality retail? What a poop storm.

Those 104.5 events attract a super classy crowd.

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People who think they can park in the handicap spaces just because they car has handicapped plates. If the person the plates are for isn't in the car, you can't park in these spaces. I did see a woman get a ticket once because she parked in a space and she wasn't handicapped.

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leaky tupperware
socks that ball up under your toes
when the septa bike police ride their bicycles through suburban station at peak morning rush hour.
when septa police stand in groups of 10 in front of the dunkin' donuts and compare cell phones.

there's a fool on every corner when you're trying to get home.

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bozoloper wrote:
leaky tupperware
socks that ball up under your toes
when the septa bike police ride their bicycles through suburban station at peak morning rush hour.
when septa police stand in groups of 10 in front of the dunkin' donuts and compare cell phones.

he is very grumpy this morning. really, though, the septa policeman on the bicycle was ABSOLUTELY ridiculous. no need for that.

“Try to learn to let what is unfair teach you.” – David Foster Wallace

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when i wake up 10 minutes before the alarm is about to go off. depressing.

“Try to learn to let what is unfair teach you.” – David Foster Wallace

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meredith wrote:
when i wake up 10 minutes before the alarm is about to go off. depressing.

Waking up at all.

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austen wrote:
MICROMANAGERS. SWEET FANCY MOSES.

I was lectured today at Planet Fitness for not using the circuit correctly when I skipped the blocks/steps and just used the machines. I responded to the helpful patron that my work-out had no impact at all on anyone else; the woman said that it was a rule to go from the steps to the machines and that it could get "crazy" when people didn't follow the rules. When I pointed out that the steps were already crowded and also that many people used the circuit differently, she -- continuing to follow me around between sets -- said, "We're not talking about everyone else, we're talking about YOU" and then, "I'm not trying to be a jerk or anything but it IS a rule..." Sweet fancy moses indeed.

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Newcomer wrote:
austen wrote:
MICROMANAGERS. SWEET FANCY MOSES.

I was lectured today at Planet Fitness for not using the circuit correctly when I skipped the blocks/steps and just used the machines. I responded to the helpful patron that my work-out had no impact at all on anyone else; the woman said that it was a rule to go from the steps to the machines and that it could get "crazy" when people didn't follow the rules. When I pointed out that the steps were already crowded and also that many people used the circuit differently, she -- continuing to follow me around between sets -- said, "We're not talking about everyone else, we're talking about YOU" and then, "I'm not trying to be a jerk or anything but it IS a rule..." Sweet fancy moses indeed.

I don't know what that means but I no longer want to join.

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JUST FOLLOW THE RULES.

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Dude. I tried to do that circuit thing last year when I first joined, and there was a backup. So my friend and I stood to the side and chatted until something opened up.

Some wanna-be juicehead staff came over to us and lectured us about talking.

I can't remember EXACTLY what I said back, but suffice to say it was most likely smart-mouthed.

I never did that circuit thing again.

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I like when people chat in there -- it sort of disguises my labored breathing.
That circuit is just a hotbed of calamity.

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What is the circuit?

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It's just an enclosed area with 10 universal weights set up around the periphery and 10 blocks or steps side-by-side in the middle; on the wall, alternating green and red lights indicate when to go from steps to weight machines. Every 30 seconds, you switch. It's almost always empty but today there was about 9 people using the circuit and emotions were running high. Probably just pre-Groundhog's Day jitters or something.

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having to fill out a word verification for the last four posts. argh.

“Try to learn to let what is unfair teach you.” – David Foster Wallace

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floppysoles

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Why do all the neighborhood bars restrooms stink so bad? You walk into a nice bar and spend five dollars for a bottle of beer and then gag when you go into the restroom.

Here I sit broken hearted, paid a quarter and only farted.

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The scummy CVS at York and Aramingo Ave.

Here I sit broken hearted, paid a quarter and only farted.

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I had so many today. But I have seemed to have forgotten them. Funny, as I was being pet peeved, I thought to myself, has anyone put that on FT.us yet? Must have totally distracted me and I forgot the ones from today.
On a side note, people that are listening to their headphones so loud in a classroom setting that you can hear it all the way across the room, and people that whip out in front of you when there are no cars behind you and then proceed to barely touch the gas pedal for the next 10 miles.

BUT you know what makes me SUPER happy? Finding out that if I hit option+; it does this … automatically. I love my … and I'm not ashamed to admit it or abuse it.

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Tupperware. Why do people need a "Tupperware" cabinet. Do you really ever have 20 items of leftovers? I have a glass set of 4 large containers, 4 small containers. There has never been a day when I've needed more than that.

Worse yet is when someone sends me home with a Tupperware substitute of leftovers...that's been reused so there is sauce stain on the inside of, say, their butter container. Eh, can you say "yum"?

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brooke wrote:
Tupperware. Why do people need a "Tupperware" cabinet. Do you really ever have 20 items of leftovers? I have a glass set of 4 large containers, 4 small containers. There has never been a day when I've needed more than that.

wait, you're annoyed about how other people decide to use their cabinets? do you often go to a person's home and look for a glass for some water and stumble across a horde of plastic containers? do you slam the cabinet shut in disgust and inform them, "this friendship is over!"?

there's a fool on every corner when you're trying to get home.

Kat's picture

My pet peeve is pretty much everything this week.

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