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!!!

th's picture

Newcomer wrote:
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.

The length of this description alone is why I have never looked into The Circuit.

I need exercise equipment with instructions like "Press the green button. Start walking."

You wanna dance? LET'S DANCE!

meredith's picture

the feeling you get when you rub paper with really dry hands. sends shivers up my spine.

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

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"Je Suis Prest"

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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.

Your family is new and small. I cook for seven people on a semi-daily basis. Some days you can't see anything but old chinese food containers, (free tupperware) in my fridge. I wish I had the luxury of 'real' Tupperware, that I could actually see through.

"Je Suis Prest"

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1) Tupperware cabinets are essential.

2) This is the first thread on the new board that has rolled over to a 2nd page for me.

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th wrote:
Newcomer wrote:
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.

The length of this description alone is why I have never looked into The Circuit.

I need exercise equipment with instructions like "Press the green button. Start walking."

Kenso co-authored.

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floppysoles wrote:
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.

Because $5 pee smells just as bad as $2 pee.

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How many Wing Bowl clips can the news air??? Each more disgusting than the last. Ugh.

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Kept this one to myself for awhile, but what the heck.

I have a problem with anyone who DIDN'T grow up in Philly using terms like "jawn" or "swimmo" or "sammy" or whatever.

Don't get me wrong. Those are perfectly acceptable regionalisms (and charming, too) but I just find them in their 'adopted' form from transplants to be cloying and "please accept me" in the extreme.

In other words, if you didn't grow up calling a pool a "swimmo" then please stop it now. For your own sake. You sound ridiculous.

And if you DID grow up calling it that, then DON'T stop. You have ownership of it.

By no means an important pet peeve, but it's mine.

Cuz.

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codergrrl wrote:
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.

Your family is new and small. I cook for seven people on a semi-daily basis. Some days you can't see anything but old chinese food containers, (free tupperware) in my fridge. I wish I had the luxury of 'real' Tupperware, that I could actually see through.

Ah, but I came from a large family where my mom cooked for a mysterious family much larger than hers. Food should be eaten up in several days after it's prepared or it's forgotten about and discarded when it's found with layers of mold.

Trauma comes from being the kid nightly that gets sent into the tupperware cabinet to find the matching top with the bottom, finding it, grabbing it and having the mountain of it fall all over the floor and then having to use all my best Tetris skills to pack it back in. Now when I show houses I am always opening the crammed Tupperware cabinet and having deja vu.

And I am not sure anyone has real Tupperware. Many places sell very cheap versions. All of it drives me nuts.

Former attorney and current CITYSPACE real estate agent extraordinaire

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bozoloper wrote:
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!"?

That's exactly how it happened. It took a week in Costa Rica to work everything out.

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The anger is still there, Newcomer.

Former attorney and current CITYSPACE real estate agent extraordinaire

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brooke wrote:
The anger is still there, Newcomer.

Is it the faux Tupperware or...the stolen shovel of six years ago?

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Bank fees. I ordered statement copies and paid the $5 fee. Got the copies...and noticed that $40 was debited from my account; I called and the manager said the teller made a mistake but that my $5 would be refunded and that the charge came from the "main branch" and there was nothing she could do. ??

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Newcomer wrote:
Bank fees. I ordered statement copies and paid the $5 fee. Got the copies...and noticed that $40 was debited from my account; I called and the manager said the teller made a mistake but that my $5 would be refunded and that the charge came from the "main branch" and there was nothing she could do. ??

There's always something they can do. Ask for the manager of the main branch.

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That's exactly what I said. She said she'd speak to them and get back to me. That was about 4 hours ago.

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Newcomer wrote:
That's exactly what I said. She said she'd speak to them and get back to me. That was about 4 hours ago.

Hmmm. Lemme tell you, working where I do, there is always someone who you can escalate to to give you satisfaction. It can happen. Call again, see if you get another person and the same line, then ask for the information so you can contact them directly.

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austen wrote:
Newcomer wrote:
That's exactly what I said. She said she'd speak to them and get back to me. That was about 4 hours ago.

Hmmm. Lemme tell you, working where I do, there is always someone who you can escalate to to give you satisfaction. It can happen. Call again, see if you get another person and the same line, then ask for the information so you can contact them directly.

Most businesses are somewhat concerned about customer relations but that's where 4-branch Polonia bank differs from most businesses.

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When people say "I'm sorry I can't..." the first thing I do is ask them to connect me to the person who has the authority to say otherwise. Only thing I ever learned watching Oprah.

"Je Suis Prest"

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codergrrl wrote:
When people say "I'm sorry I can't..." the first thing I do is ask them to connect me to the person who has the authority to say otherwise.

Yeah, me too, thanks to my mom. I can't tell you how many times that "connection to a manager" gets me disconnected magically though.

I had to follow up w/ Citizens Bank to remove $700 worth of overdraw fees for months after they erroneously told me I could link a money market account to my checking account to function as an overdraft account. In the meantime, the customer service rep who screwed everything up to begin with was promoted and changed locations. I tracked that witch down.

Former attorney and current CITYSPACE real estate agent extraordinaire

floppysoles's picture

Paying more than a dollar to rent a bottle of beer.

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

ExUnit4's picture

Septa Buses on Front Street between Girard and Kensigton up your tail with the Hi beams on .
people who stop in the middle of an aisle or crowded sidewalk ( or just plain crawl along) blocking everything while theyobliviously chit chat.
And the number 1 pet peave........Having to scroll thru pages and pages on a chat board because tons of people insist on having cute little statements at the bottom of every post ( and they never change them)

Speak softly, the dashboard cam has a very sensative microphone

codergrrl's picture

On the #15 bus this morning. Packed like sardines. Two big arsed white boy junkies on their way to get thier free dope at 8th & Girard...tons of kids going to school get on at Front & Girard...these idiot creeps had the audacity to say, and I quote "God, look at these **#$%'s, if thats the future we might as well kill ourselves now"....Really? Really...kids going to school they have a problem with, (of course because they were a couple shades darker than the junkiewhiteboys) but being a useless 30 year old grown man who has to go get his free drugs everyday and can't hold a job, thats okay? Then, at 8th Street, half the bus empties out. I couldn't believe a human who managed to get to be that age could actually be that stupid. It never ceases to amaze, and disgust.

"Je Suis Prest"

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codergrrl wrote:
When people say "I'm sorry I can't..." the first thing I do is ask them to connect me to the person who has the authority to say otherwise. Only thing I ever learned watching Oprah.

It took 5 days and some heated conversations but my bank refunded the $40. And lectured me about the fees. Jesus. You'd have thought it was $400k for all the haggling that took place.
:)

The bad news is that I chipped my tooth drinking a smoothie out of the blender today. Another pet peeve.
:(

brooke's picture

Newcomer wrote:

The bad news is that I chipped my tooth drinking a smoothie out of the blender today. Another pet peeve.
:(

Reminds me of another pet peeve: my $1K limit on yearly dental claims. Just asked my dentist if I can get a punch card started for buy 12 bridges, get 1 free.

Former attorney and current CITYSPACE real estate agent extraordinaire

sdm's picture

Newcomer wrote:
austen wrote:
Newcomer wrote:
That's exactly what I said. She said she'd speak to them and get back to me. That was about 4 hours ago.

Hmmm. Lemme tell you, working where I do, there is always someone who you can escalate to to give you satisfaction. It can happen. Call again, see if you get another person and the same line, then ask for the information so you can contact them directly.

Most businesses are somewhat concerned about customer relations but that's where 4-branch Polonia bank differs from most businesses.

I must have missed this post the first time around, because for the life of me I couldn't figure out why you wouldn't just be looking at your statements online.

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sdm's picture

brooke wrote:
Newcomer wrote:

The bad news is that I chipped my tooth drinking a smoothie out of the blender today. Another pet peeve.
:(

Reminds me of another pet peeve: my $1K limit on yearly dental claims. Just asked my dentist if I can get a punch card started for buy 12 bridges, get 1 free.

Dental insurance is a scam if you basically need anything done more than your regular cleanings and a cavity or two.

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sdm wrote:
brooke wrote:
Newcomer wrote:

The bad news is that I chipped my tooth drinking a smoothie out of the blender today. Another pet peeve.
:(

Reminds me of another pet peeve: my $1K limit on yearly dental claims. Just asked my dentist if I can get a punch card started for buy 12 bridges, get 1 free.

Dental insurance is a scam if you basically need anything done more than your regular cleanings and a cavity or two.

i think i pay maybe $5 a month for dental insurance. no scam there.

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

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meredith wrote:
sdm wrote:
brooke wrote:
Newcomer wrote:

The bad news is that I chipped my tooth drinking a smoothie out of the blender today. Another pet peeve.
:(

Reminds me of another pet peeve: my $1K limit on yearly dental claims. Just asked my dentist if I can get a punch card started for buy 12 bridges, get 1 free.

Dental insurance is a scam if you basically need anything done more than your regular cleanings and a cavity or two.

i think i pay maybe $5 a month for dental insurance. no scam there.

Thats the point, it doesn't cost much, but when you go in for work, virtually nothing is covered. They're still gonna charge you too many dollars per tooth. You might have a 20% deductible, but 20% of two grand is still $400.

"Je Suis Prest"

sdm's picture

meredith wrote:
sdm wrote:
brooke wrote:
Newcomer wrote:

The bad news is that I chipped my tooth drinking a smoothie out of the blender today. Another pet peeve.
:(

Reminds me of another pet peeve: my $1K limit on yearly dental claims. Just asked my dentist if I can get a punch card started for buy 12 bridges, get 1 free.

Dental insurance is a scam if you basically need anything done more than your regular cleanings and a cavity or two.

i think i pay maybe $5 a month for dental insurance. no scam there.

Just wait until you really need it.

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sdm wrote:
meredith wrote:
sdm wrote:
brooke wrote:
Newcomer wrote:

The bad news is that I chipped my tooth drinking a smoothie out of the blender today. Another pet peeve.
:(

Reminds me of another pet peeve: my $1K limit on yearly dental claims. Just asked my dentist if I can get a punch card started for buy 12 bridges, get 1 free.

Dental insurance is a scam if you basically need anything done more than your regular cleanings and a cavity or two.

i think i pay maybe $5 a month for dental insurance. no scam there.

Just wait until you really need it.

i'm getting my wisdom teeth out on friday. i think they cover 80%. i still have to pay $500, but i don't think that's that bad.

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

codergrrl's picture

My pet peeve is quickly becoming the fact that we cannot view these giant posts in reverse chronological order.

"Je Suis Prest"

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codergrrl wrote:
My pet peeve is quickly becoming the fact that we cannot view these giant posts in reverse chronological order.

Ditto.

Kat's picture

codergrrl wrote:
My pet peeve is quickly becoming the fact that we cannot view these giant posts in reverse chronological order.

Yes.

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sdm wrote:
Newcomer wrote:
austen wrote:
Newcomer wrote:
That's exactly what I said. She said she'd speak to them and get back to me. That was about 4 hours ago.

Hmmm. Lemme tell you, working where I do, there is always someone who you can escalate to to give you satisfaction. It can happen. Call again, see if you get another person and the same line, then ask for the information so you can contact them directly.

Most businesses are somewhat concerned about customer relations but that's where 4-branch Polonia bank differs from most businesses.

I must have missed this post the first time around, because for the life of me I couldn't figure out why you wouldn't just be looking at your statements online.

Polonia Bank customers can look at their bank statements online going back all of one month. One. Month. I pointed out this absurdity during the negotiations for my $40. It appeared they weren't impressed nor concerned with what other banks offered. I don't even speak Polish -- their sole selling point.

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Useful Polish phrases can come in handy. When I was a kid, my mom, (who wasn't Polish) taught me how to say "Good day, ladies"....just enough to keep the Polish ladies in the corner grocery store from speaking Polish when I went there.

"Je Suis Prest"

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codergrrl wrote:
Useful Polish phrases can come in handy. When I was a kid, my mom, (who wasn't Polish) taught me how to say "Good day, ladies"....just enough to keep the Polish ladies in the corner grocery store from speaking Polish when I went there.

Yeah, see, all I know is "Kocham cie", which would be useful today, I guess.

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Today's pet peeve

Being told I'm an angry person all the time. It's funny, I don't FEEL angry. Darn us women with opinions - if only I'd just put on that apron and hoop skirt and get in the kitchen. I'd feel so much better!

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People who slow to a crawl to gawk at anything. Horrific accident on
76 last night and everyone had to brake for a look even though all lanes were clear. Totaled cars pretty much look the same, right?

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Newcomer wrote:
People who slow to a crawl to gawk at anything. Horrific accident on
76 last night and everyone had to brake for a look even though all lanes were clear. Totaled cars pretty much look the same, right?

Especially when the accident is on the shoulder in the opposite freaking lane of travel. Almost as bad as when everyone slows down to below the speed limit because a cop has someone pulled over. You slow down, then the person behind you has to, and so on. It's a cumulative effect that eventually results in highly unsafe stop-and-go traffic.

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Yuppies

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

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Newcomer wrote:
People who slow to a crawl to gawk at anything. Horrific accident on
76 last night and everyone had to brake for a look even though all lanes were clear. Totaled cars pretty much look the same, right?

Told ya to take Lehigh. :)

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These threads are so big you can't even get to the latest one by clicking on the little "new posts" number.
C'mon. All you computer wizards and you can't fix this?

"Je Suis Prest"

th's picture

Lauraska wrote:
Today's pet peeve

Being told I'm an angry person all the time. It's funny, I don't FEEL angry. Darn us women with opinions - if only I'd just put on that apron and hoop skirt and get in the kitchen. I'd feel so much better!

This post kind of implies that you think that all of the women who post on here on a regular basis, and are not constantly told they are angry, must be posting in an apron and hoop skirt from in the kitchen.

I don't think they are.

You wanna dance? LET'S DANCE!

newtofishtown's picture

Why does all the trash blow onto my side of the street?

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

smallspark's picture

Ditto! An associated pet peeve (for car window trash dumping) is when your so disgusted by the action, you actually have the nerve to say something and you then get chased for a couple of stoplights and the husband who was holding her back gives up and you have a "discussion" about your actions while fearing for your life. Who needs coffee?

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Pet peeves:
Trash day - after pickup some streets look like garbage dumps.

Not altering your animal and then kicking it out because it's matured, is now hopped up on hormones and is making a mess/ being annoying/aggressive/noisy etc. it's mostly a foregone conclusion, why are people surprised by this?

People insisting someone else "take care of it "/ fix a problem. Try to find a solution. It will feel good/ be appreciated most of the time.

My shyness in starting freelancing work - www.smallspark.com is just starting up and looking for web/multimedia/graphic/coding projects. :) Discount if you rescue animals. :)

The person who has been picking the stitching of my scooter seat apart.

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Lauraska wrote:
Today's pet peeve

Being told I'm an angry person all the time. It's funny, I don't FEEL angry. Darn us women with opinions - if only I'd just put on that apron and hoop skirt and get in the kitchen. I'd feel so much better!

We'd feel better if you did, too.

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I have opinions, and no one ever tells me I'm angry.
I've been told I'm an "idiot", been told to "shut up already", and told I'm "stupid", and also, that "no one can stand me", however, I've never been called angry.

"Je Suis Prest"

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th wrote:
Lauraska wrote:
Today's pet peeve

Being told I'm an angry person all the time. It's funny, I don't FEEL angry. Darn us women with opinions - if only I'd just put on that apron and hoop skirt and get in the kitchen. I'd feel so much better!

This post kind of implies that you think that all of the women who post on here on a regular basis, and are not constantly told they are angry, must be posting in an apron and hoop skirt from in the kitchen.

I don't think they are.

Well you would be wrong mister. At this very moment I am wearing a hoop skirt and apron...and I am also barefoot. AND angry. Nah, kidding about the angry part.

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Jeez people, this is a thread about our pet peeves so I vented about mine and everyone took it personally. As usual.

Anyway, today's pet peeve - lazy, lying scumbags. And no, it's not a dig on Fishtown. Jerks who want everything handed to them exist everywhere.

Kat's picture

Lauraska wrote:
Jeez people, this is a thread about our pet peeves so I vented about mine and everyone took it personally. As usual.

Anyway, today's pet peeve - lazy, lying scumbags. And no, it's not a dig on Fishtown. Jerks who want everything handed to them exist everywhere.

I didn't. I really am wearing a hoop skirt. It's the only thing comfortable enough to wear after this hernia surgery.

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Lauraska wrote:
Newcomer wrote:
People who slow to a crawl to gawk at anything. Horrific accident on
76 last night and everyone had to brake for a look even though all lanes were clear. Totaled cars pretty much look the same, right?

Told ya to take Lehigh. :)

I did -- thanks. [This was on the way home.]

But speaking of vehicles -- and I know this is nothing new -- but people who take two spots on streets where parking is scarce. Last night, I asked a guy getting out of his car to please back up so I could park in front of him; he did so [grudgingly] and still left himself at least 4 feet in back of his car. Ugh.

Oznek's picture

There is nothing wrong with having a few peices of tupperware.

Newcomer's picture

Gentle Frankford Ave Drivers:

Sometimes we have to wait a moment or two to proceed instead of barreling into the oncoming traffic in order to avoid waiting for the Septa bus/Fedex/UPS truck ahead of us to start again or because the street is entirely blocked in places -- the current situation at Columbia and Frankford and in front of Starr's new BBQ place. You thrust yourself into the oncoming lane thus playing chicken with approaching traffic and it ties traffic up further when traffic in the opposite lane uncooperatively refuses to budge.

Your lives are extraordinarily important and you don't want to be held up [waiting patiently is for suckers] so perhaps you should map out alternative routes to avoid Frankford with the current construction? Thank you.

Lauraska's picture

catnip wrote:
People on the El who sit next to me and talk very loud in a foreign language.

That's funny, my pet peeve is internet trolls.

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catnip wrote:
People on the El who sit next to me and talk very loud in a foreign language.

then by all means just stop talking to yourself !

To be ones self and unafraid, right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformaty. Irving Wallace.

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Trolls have no place on this site.

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