Non-Hockey => Anything But Hockey => Topic started by: Metalhawk on November 14, 2004, 10:42:08 PM

Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on November 14, 2004, 10:42:08 PM
I haven't posted a peeve a while so here it goes...

THE NHLPA
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ProudSensFanSinceDay1 on November 15, 2004, 07:04:50 PM
Slow people. WALK FASTER DAMMIT!
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on November 16, 2004, 07:50:38 AM
Quote from: ProudSensFanSinceDay1
Slow people. WALK FASTER DAMMIT!


I'll expand on that, a slow walking group infront of you walking in a straight line taking up the entire width of the hall. And they won't let you pass when your in a bloody hurry!
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on November 16, 2004, 09:42:22 AM
Girls who say they are ugly or fat, who obviously aren't either.
Sorry gals, but if you say that to me, I'm just going to agree with you, no more pity from me.  You think you're fat, then you're effin fat.  I'm not going to sit here to try to cheer you up.  Especially when you say it to a guy just to get him to say something nice to you. :roll:

What happens when you have another friend who is overweight and you say that in front of her?  You're a size 4, she's a size 20+ ... how does that make her feel?  Good going jackass.  Then I have two people to reassure...
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: BlindDruid on November 16, 2004, 10:38:42 AM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Girls who say they are ugly or fat, who obviously aren't either.
Sorry gals, but if you say that to me, I'm just going to agree with you, no more pity from me.  You think you're fat, then you're effin fat.  I'm not going to sit here to try to cheer you up.  Especially when you say it to a guy just to get him to say something nice to you. :roll:

What happens when you have another friend who is overweight and you say that in front of her?  You're a size 4, she's a size 20+ ... how does that make her feel?  Good going jackass.  Then I have two people to reassure...


But be very careful as those who are suffering from eating disorders like bulimea actually believe they are fat when in fact they are nothing more than skin and bones.
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Post by: SzuperChicky on November 16, 2004, 12:56:16 PM
Quote from: BlindDruid
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Girls who say they are ugly or fat, who obviously aren't either.
Sorry gals, but if you say that to me, I'm just going to agree with you, no more pity from me.  You think you're fat, then you're effin fat.  I'm not going to sit here to try to cheer you up.  Especially when you say it to a guy just to get him to say something nice to you. :roll:

What happens when you have another friend who is overweight and you say that in front of her?  You're a size 4, she's a size 20+ ... how does that make her feel?  Good going jackass.  Then I have two people to reassure...


But be very careful as those who are suffering from eating disorders like bulimea actually believe they are fat when in fact they are nothing more than skin and bones.


These ones aren't, they are a good size, they all have meat on their body.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ProudSensFanSinceDay1 on November 17, 2004, 11:19:00 AM
When you KNOW that you're not doing an assignment the right way but you don't have enough time to change the whole thing and actually do it right, so you have to deal with it.

Also when that assignment is worth 40% of your grade.
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Post by: brucegarrioch on November 17, 2004, 11:37:52 AM
Kalan Porter.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on November 17, 2004, 11:49:17 AM
Quote from: brucegarrioch
Kalan Porter.


:D I like him.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: brucegarrioch on November 17, 2004, 11:57:02 AM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Quote from: brucegarrioch
Kalan Porter.


:D I like him.


Figures.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on November 17, 2004, 11:58:12 AM
Quote from: brucegarrioch
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Quote from: brucegarrioch
Kalan Porter.


:D I like him.


Figures.


He rejected you, didn't he?
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: brucegarrioch on November 17, 2004, 12:01:30 PM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Quote from: brucegarrioch
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Quote from: brucegarrioch
Kalan Porter.


:D I like him.


Figures.


He rejected you, didn't he?


 :cry:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on November 17, 2004, 12:09:38 PM
So I'm a few weeks late with this one:

Punk ass kids who steal candy from other smaller kids on Halloween.  Luckily it didn't happen to any of my kids, but it did happen to one of their friends.  Let me tell ya, if I ever saw some punk doing that to any kid on Halloween, the jail time would be worth it, especially since I'd be out of jail long before they got out of the hospital.

It's a cowardly thing to do and anyone who has done it before should be ashamed of themselves.  Go egg a school or something, but don't take candy away fromt he kids.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ProudSensFanSinceDay1 on November 17, 2004, 08:10:58 PM
guys who decide to go to bed at 9 because they're tired. **** *******.

And I'm so **** pretty too tonight, god damnit. I'm extremely pissed off.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: brucegarrioch on November 17, 2004, 08:13:11 PM
Odds are he didn't go to bed because he was tired. Check if there's a tube sock lying beside the bed in the morning.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ProudSensFanSinceDay1 on November 17, 2004, 09:17:04 PM
Quote from: brucegarrioch
Odds are he didn't go to bed because he was tired. Check if there's a tube sock lying beside the bed in the morning.


You see, if that's what he had wanted to do, I'd be over there right now.
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Post by: SzuperChicky on November 17, 2004, 09:35:01 PM
That stupid new Outkast song.  I don't know who that lady is, apparently she's some diva/legend... she sucks!  I can't stand the song.  Especially after their performance with her at one of the Music Awards (MTV? or Teen?), wow.... worst. performance. ever. (well only the lady).
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: brucegarrioch on November 17, 2004, 09:38:55 PM
Quote from: ProudSensFanSinceDay1
Quote from: brucegarrioch
Odds are he didn't go to bed because he was tired. Check if there's a tube sock lying beside the bed in the morning.


You see, if that's what he had wanted to do, I'd be over there right now.


I like you more and more with each passing day!
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ProudSensFanSinceDay1 on November 17, 2004, 10:05:22 PM
Quote from: brucegarrioch
Quote from: ProudSensFanSinceDay1
Quote from: brucegarrioch
Odds are he didn't go to bed because he was tired. Check if there's a tube sock lying beside the bed in the morning.


You see, if that's what he had wanted to do, I'd be over there right now.


I like you more and more with each passing day!


 :oops:
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Post by: Jenn_#11fan on November 18, 2004, 03:48:32 PM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
That stupid new Outkast song.  I don't know who that lady is, apparently she's some diva/legend... she sucks!  I can't stand the song.  Especially after their performance with her at one of the Music Awards (MTV? or Teen?), wow.... worst. performance. ever. (well only the lady).


Patti Labelle.

Ghetto Musick kicks ass.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: sens_fan_6 on November 18, 2004, 09:14:26 PM
Quote from: Broken Bones
Quote from: ProudSensFanSinceDay1
Slow people. WALK FASTER DAMMIT!


I'll expand on that, a slow walking group infront of you walking in a straight line taking up the entire width of the hall. And they won't let you pass when your in a bloody hurry!


I totally agree. My high school is so crowded it has 3000 people. Its quite difficult to get through the hallways cause its like a gridlock.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: AC/DC on November 18, 2004, 09:41:02 PM
Quote from: sens_fan_6
Quote from: Broken Bones
Quote from: ProudSensFanSinceDay1
Slow people. WALK FASTER DAMMIT!


I'll expand on that, a slow walking group infront of you walking in a straight line taking up the entire width of the hall. And they won't let you pass when your in a bloody hurry!


I totally agree. My high school is so crowded it has 3000 people. Its quite difficult to get through the hallways cause its like a gridlock.
My school is exactly the same, It could take me up to 10 minutes to walk from the tech building witch is on the other side of the field, to the 4th floor on the main building because people walk too damn slow, or people are just fartin' around taking up the hallway
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Post by: SzuperChicky on November 19, 2004, 12:27:26 AM
Photobucket.
What bandwidth?!  Never happened to me before. :evil:

Ok. So I'm not actually pissed...
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: jubejubed on November 20, 2004, 03:26:18 PM
one word -> step-mom :evil:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: brucegarrioch on November 20, 2004, 03:33:14 PM
People that ignore signs around a building. There are nearly a dozen signs as you meander your way into the changeroom, and subsequently, the shower and somehow some guy missed all 12 signs, and managed to dodge the caution tape, and snuck his way in to the shower.

He deserves to get drenched in the sewage that's waiting to fall from the shower head.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on November 20, 2004, 03:43:36 PM
Quote from: brucegarrioch
People that ignore signs around a building. There are nearly a dozen signs as you meander your way into the changeroom, and subsequently, the shower and somehow some guy missed all 12 signs, and managed to dodge the caution tape, and snuck his way in to the shower.

He deserves to get drenched in the sewage that's waiting to fall from the shower head.


Aw man, that's effing disgusting.
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Post by: ProudSensFanSinceDay1 on November 21, 2004, 03:06:17 PM
neck pains
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: sens_fan_6 on November 21, 2004, 06:32:47 PM
too much homework
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on November 22, 2004, 02:18:53 AM
Not being in the right place at the right time.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ProudSensFanSinceDay1 on November 22, 2004, 09:28:02 PM
neck pains
too much school work
guys
fatigue
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ProudSensFanSinceDay1 on November 23, 2004, 10:07:02 AM
guys
me
my body
fatigue
teachers
people
boobs
people
life
bras
school

I'm having an excellent day.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: blackredgo_lden4stan on November 23, 2004, 09:40:22 PM
The day I was born. :wink:

Hows that for depressing, PSFSD1? :lol:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: TrentBlue on November 23, 2004, 10:24:43 PM
F****** tests in an upper year Social Science class....more specifically a course which is cross listed as a philosophy class.  As far as I am concerned no upper year Humanities course should ever have a test…that’s not academia that’s high school.  Memory work if you will…BS.  It’s a waste of my time, the Prof’s time – everyone’s f****** time!  

For the love of Socrates it’s ridiculous.  And I’ll tell you why there’s a test too.  I am taking a third year course CYBERMORALITY which is cross listed with the computer studies department.  And while those kids might be able to make the prettiest webpage or create a nifty little program they can’t write a paper to save their lives!  Therefore, we have to do high school like tests which just down right piss me off.

Moreover, the course never used to be like this….but there’s a new prof who’s giving more time to the computer science kids than they deserve.  We spent a month and a half on ethical theories…in a third year course!  I mean the grades were nice – but what a waste of time.  The old prof, who was my boy – I took two of his other courses and they were great, ran the class the right way.  He basically told students on the first day that if they have not written a philosophy paper before they should probably leave.  The course mainly a philosophy course looking at new technologies from a philosophical/moral perspective.  

Anyways that’s all I have right now…I’m pissed….especially since I have real work that I would much prefer to be working on – like tearing Paul Martin a new one with regards to his obsessive prioritization  of budget cutting and deficit reduction in the mid nineties.  By the way I will also be tearing Mike Harris a new one….not that it hasn’t already been done a million times over.
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Post by: SzuperChicky on November 23, 2004, 10:50:04 PM
lol, I had a Philosophy test in highschool where we had to write an essay at the end of an exam.  It was one of those "why" questions ... so I just wrote "why not?" -- FULL MARKS!  No joke.

Sorry, that just reminded me of it.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: TrentBlue on November 23, 2004, 10:51:54 PM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
lol, I had a Philosophy test in highschool where we had to write an essay at the end of an exam.  It was one of those "why" questions ... so I just wrote "why not?" -- FULL MARKS!  No joke.

Sorry, that just reminded me of it.


Are you sure that was you?  I have heard that story before!
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Post by: TrentBlue on November 23, 2004, 11:57:18 PM
I have anything thing that pisses me off.  I am not even living in Ottawa but I hate how there's almost no movie theatres downtown.  There's only World Exchange and Rideau and they both suck!  You shouldn't have to go to the West or East ends of the city to find a respectable/modern cinema.  This must change...I mean you can't even really go downtown for dinner and a movie!
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on November 24, 2004, 12:24:38 AM
Quote from: TrentBlue
Quote from: SzuperChicky
lol, I had a Philosophy test in highschool where we had to write an essay at the end of an exam.  It was one of those "why" questions ... so I just wrote "why not?" -- FULL MARKS!  No joke.

Sorry, that just reminded me of it.


Are you sure that was you?  I have heard that story before!

I heard it back then and I tried it.  :D


Quote from: TrentBlue
I have anything thing that pisses me off.  I am not even living in Ottawa but I hate how there's almost no movie theatres downtown.  There's only World Exchange and Rideau and they both suck!  You shouldn't have to go to the West or East ends of the city to find a respectable/modern cinema.  This must change...I mean you can't even really go downtown for dinner and a movie!

It could be worse,  You could live in the dirty Shwa...
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Post by: SzuperChicky on November 24, 2004, 12:26:28 AM
On another note, please shoot me. :shock:

I agree with any pet peeve about school work.  I just got another major assignment on top of my 4 others.  Hey, and you know what and this is how sad it is..? I haven't been procrastinating, for once in my life I can say that truthfully.
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Post by: brucegarrioch on November 24, 2004, 09:02:31 AM
I'd like to turn the tables and welcome more school work. I've finished all my readings for the rest of the semester, and got a major assignment back which I got 90% on. All I have left is to write one Canadian History essay due December 6th and then it's exams, baby.

I knew I was better than you Szuper, but it's just nice to have this kind of evidence.
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Post by: Broken Bones on November 24, 2004, 09:10:42 AM
Group Projects. Sure they are easy in high school, everybody should basically live in the same area due to school boundries. But when you get into college/universities its totally different as people live all across Ottawa and outside.

I understand its required by the ministry, but why must the college dump all group projects in 1 semester. Last year we had 1 group project in first semester, this year, every single damn class has a group project, and they aren't small. I've been working on one for Civil Procedures for the past 2 months, and only 3 of 4 parts are done and handed in.
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Post by: TrentBlue on November 24, 2004, 10:02:14 AM
Quote from: Broken Bones
Group Projects. Sure they are easy in high school, everybody should basically live in the same area due to school boundries. But when you get into college/universities its totally different as people live all across Ottawa and outside.

I understand its required by the ministry, but why must the college dump all group projects in 1 semester. Last year we had 1 group project in first semester, this year, every single damn class has a group project, and they aren't small. I've been working on one for Civil Procedures for the past 2 months, and only 3 of 4 parts are done and handed in.


Group projects are for suckers...and suckers' related programs!  I can't stand working with tools...I have no patience for it...and I hate it when part of my mark rests in their hands.
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Post by: SzuperChicky on November 24, 2004, 10:50:02 AM
Quote from: brucegarrioch
I'd like to turn the tables and welcome more school work. I've finished all my readings for the rest of the semester, and got a major assignment back which I got 90% on. All I have left is to write one Canadian History essay due December 6th and then it's exams, baby.

I knew I was better than you Szuper, but it's just nice to have this kind of evidence.


How many courses do you take?  How many hours?  :P
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Post by: TrentBlue on November 24, 2004, 10:53:43 AM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Quote from: brucegarrioch
I'd like to turn the tables and welcome more school work. I've finished all my readings for the rest of the semester, and got a major assignment back which I got 90% on. All I have left is to write one Canadian History essay due December 6th and then it's exams, baby.

I knew I was better than you Szuper, but it's just nice to have this kind of evidence.


How many courses do you take?  How many hours?  :P


Moreover, what courses do you take?
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Post by: SzuperChicky on November 24, 2004, 11:20:39 AM
Quote from: TrentBlue
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Quote from: brucegarrioch
I'd like to turn the tables and welcome more school work. I've finished all my readings for the rest of the semester, and got a major assignment back which I got 90% on. All I have left is to write one Canadian History essay due December 6th and then it's exams, baby.

I knew I was better than you Szuper, but it's just nice to have this kind of evidence.


How many courses do you take?  How many hours?  :P


Moreover, what courses do you take?


1) Facility Management
2) Team and League Management
3) Communications (its actually tough this year)
4) Sport Tourism (who would think this would be so much work and so unrelated)
5) Economics
6) Sales
7) Field Work = 14hrs x 2 days a week

Classes equal up to 21 hours to shove into 3 days, then you add on the approx. 28 hours of field work into 2 days.

I just finished my facility binder, it is over 200 pages long.  ALL of our own work, this is no crap that we just stuck in there.

Team and League isn't too bad, we had our project early and got it over with.  We just have a few tests left to do.

Communications we have at least 5 huge projects over the term.  We're just finishing up the second last one today, so far it 20 pages long (proposal)... then we have to do an informal report on some topic I'm not sure of.  That's sure to be another at least 10 pages.  Then our final is worth 40%.

Sport Tourism is just complete bullcrap.  Nothing major, got our big project done early in the year.

Economics is hell and pointless.  1 quiz a week, 4 chapter test and then a final ... am I back in grade school?

Sales, don't get me started.  I'm presenting today.  Trying to sell a product to our prof.  It's individual and has to be 45min-1hour long.

Placement is easy, but long.  Rather be there 24 hours then here.

Don't even try to tell me my course isn't hard.  I'm sick of everyone's bullshit thinking its an easy course.  We have university students from Brock and Queens who came into the post-diploma complaining that the course load was so heavy.  We started off with 100 people, we're left with about 60... a little less than that.
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Post by: TrentBlue on November 24, 2004, 11:34:31 AM
I actually wanted to know what courses Bruce was taking...I more than trust that you're overwhelmed because of the work they have you do…but Bruce’s call for more work means he’s most likely taking shiiiiite courses or is in the wrong program.

And for the record your classes frighten me…they’re way too business oriented for my liking…I’d probably get kicked out.  

I do a lot of work taking both Politics and Philosophy…but it’s a completely different kind of work and is certainly not for everyone.  I have not had more than 14 hours of class in my four years of University, and I think the norm is about 12.  But what people don’t realize is that for a Social Science/Humanities major the lectures and seminars are mostly just for guidance and debate.  The main academic work is independent.  I also normally have at least 50 pages a week to read a course more this year as I am in fourth year and that’s to be expected(and then of course there’s your own research for papers and assignments etc.)….  And none of that textbook crap either…I mean real readings - where if you start skimming you’ll crash and burn.  

If you don’t like writing then don’t take Politics and/or Philosophy because the main portion of your grade in every class will be your major papers.  Only rarely do you have an exam in a course…and if you do it’s just to make sure you did all the readings and not just those that relate to your research topic(s).  Although if you want to come to University and coast through with a 60-70% average then it’s not hard to do in my disciplines…but you often have to ask why people would do that?  What are you going to do with a 70% average Political Science degree?  If research and academia is not a serious passion then I would strongly suggest taking a more practically applicable post-secondary degree in either University or College.
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Post by: AC/DC on November 24, 2004, 12:21:47 PM
Having to wake up early and go to school *yawn*
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Post by: SzuperChicky on November 24, 2004, 05:47:33 PM
Quote from: TrentBlue
I actually wanted to know what courses Bruce was taking...I more than trust that you're overwhelmed because of the work they have you do…but Bruce’s call for more work means he’s most likely taking shiiiiite courses or is in the wrong program.

And for the record your classes frighten me…they’re way too business oriented for my liking…I’d probably get kicked out.  

I do a lot of work taking both Politics and Philosophy…but it’s a completely different kind of work and is certainly not for everyone.  I have not had more than 14 hours of class in my four years of University, and I think the norm is about 12.  But what people don’t realize is that for a Social Science/Humanities major the lectures and seminars are mostly just for guidance and debate.  The main academic work is independent.  I also normally have at least 50 pages a week to read a course more this year as I am in fourth year and that’s to be expected(and then of course there’s your own research for papers and assignments etc.)….  And none of that textbook crap either…I mean real readings - where if you start skimming you’ll crash and burn.  

If you don’t like writing then don’t take Politics and/or Philosophy because the main portion of your grade in every class will be your major papers.  Only rarely do you have an exam in a course…and if you do it’s just to make sure you did all the readings and not just those that relate to your research topic(s).  Although if you want to come to University and coast through with a 60-70% average then it’s not hard to do in my disciplines…but you often have to ask why people would do that?  What are you going to do with a 70% average Political Science degree?  If research and academia is not a serious passion then I would strongly suggest taking a more practically applicable post-secondary degree in either University or College.


 :oops:  Thanks.  I do get defensive on that subject :lol:

I got everything finally off my shoulder, well, for a few days.  I have another COMM project, but she hasn't told us our due date which gives us a bit of a leeway.  Then all thats really left is exams/finals and 2 more big presentations (from 2 of those big projects).

I don't think I'd ever be able to take Political Science, Philosophy ... I can stand lectures.  Thats why I like College.  I will have to admit, I knew this course wasn't easy, but I didn't think this course would be *this* much work.  They say it only gets worse in 3rd year :shock:
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Post by: brucegarrioch on November 24, 2004, 06:09:44 PM
Firstly, the "I welcome more work" comment was sarcastic. No need to get your panties in a bunch, Trent.

As for work load: 15 hours a week of classes, which can normally go to 18 or 20 with discussion groups. I also work anywhere from 16 to 24 hours a week at my job.

Much like Trent, my course is heavy in the reading section; usually 50-75 (more in some cases) pages a week per course.

I have five classes this semester and five next semester (none of which I get to choose, they're mandatory for my program).

This semester: Communication Research, Communications, Politics, Canadian History and World History.

Next semester: Macroeconomics, English Prose Fiction, World History, Physical Geography, and then either Essay Writing or Script Writing.
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Post by: TrentBlue on November 24, 2004, 06:43:26 PM
Quote from: brucegarrioch


Next semester: Macroeconomics, English Prose Fiction, World History, Physical Geography, and then either Essay Writing or Script Writing.


Dude that sucks...I am truly sorry about those classes!   :(
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Post by: AC/DC on November 24, 2004, 09:42:03 PM
Wow, and I thought highschool was lame and boring  :shock:
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Post by: TrentBlue on November 24, 2004, 09:45:50 PM
Quote from: AC/DC
Wow, and I thought highschool was lame and boring  :shock:


No no – you’re confused – high school is irrelevant.
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Post by: SzuperChicky on November 24, 2004, 10:29:35 PM
I hated high school.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: TrentBlue on November 24, 2004, 10:34:57 PM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
I hated high school.


What smart person didnt?   8)
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Post by: Broken Bones on November 25, 2004, 07:49:27 AM
Quote from: TrentBlue


Group projects are for suckers...and suckers' related programs!  I can't stand working with tools...I have no patience for it...and I hate it when part of my mark rests in their hands.


Luckily we got to choose our own groups, so I got some good group members working with me. We split up the work evenly and we all check over eachothers work to make sure its all rellavant to the assignments.

And while everybody is on teh topic of workload. For me personally my program is not deathly heavy but it is heavy and coule be worse.

I have six courses both semesters this year. This semester I have
1. Government Administration (3 hour class, once a week)
2. Intellectual Property ( 1.5 hour class, twice a week)
3. Accounting (1.5 hour class, twice a week)
4. Corporate Law (1.5 hour class, twice a week)
5. Landlord and Tenant (1.5 hour class, twice a week)
6. Civil Procedures ( 2 hour class, twice a week)

Thats a total of 17 hours of class per week, but we get some pretty insane assignments that require specific legal software that we can only get from the college.

I work 16 hours a week on weekends as my school schedule doesn't finish early enough for me to make it to work in time for 4:00pm when my shift would start if I worked on weekdays.

Now as for me, the way I learn cuts down the time I need to spend reading out of class. Most class mates hate me as I don't study, highlight points in th ebook that the professor is discussing in class and the book is closed at the end of class and is not opened until the next class. Mots people in my program spend HOURS reading as law can be very difficult to understand.
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Post by: BlindDruid on November 25, 2004, 08:12:58 AM
Quote from: Broken Bones



Now as for me, the way I learn cuts down the time I need to spend reading out of class. Most class mates hate me as I don't study, highlight points in th ebook that the professor is discussing in class and the book is closed at the end of class and is not opened until the next class. Mots people in my program spend HOURS reading as law can be very difficult to understand.



Please let us in on your secret to easy learning....
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Post by: TrentBlue on November 25, 2004, 10:55:34 AM
Quote from: BlindDruid
Quote from: Broken Bones



Now as for me, the way I learn cuts down the time I need to spend reading out of class. Most class mates hate me as I don't study, highlight points in th ebook that the professor is discussing in class and the book is closed at the end of class and is not opened until the next class. Mots people in my program spend HOURS reading as law can be very difficult to understand.



Please let us in on your secret to easy learning....


I think you need some editing of your above quote....I sure didn't make that statement!
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Post by: TrentBlue on November 25, 2004, 10:56:45 AM
Quote from: Broken Bones
Quote from: TrentBlue


Group projects are for suckers...and suckers' related programs!  I can't stand working with tools...I have no patience for it...and I hate it when part of my mark rests in their hands.


And while everybody is on teh topic of workload. For me personally my program is not deathly heavy but it is heavy and coule be worse.



What is your program?  And where?
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Post by: BlindDruid on November 25, 2004, 12:07:43 PM
Quote from: TrentBlue
Quote from: BlindDruid
Quote from: Broken Bones



Now as for me, the way I learn cuts down the time I need to spend reading out of class. Most class mates hate me as I don't study, highlight points in th ebook that the professor is discussing in class and the book is closed at the end of class and is not opened until the next class. Mots people in my program spend HOURS reading as law can be very difficult to understand.



Please let us in on your secret to easy learning....


I think you need some editing of your above quote....I sure didn't make that statement!


You're right and its fixed.
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Post by: Broken Bones on November 25, 2004, 06:41:24 PM
I am studying the Law Clerk program at Algonquin College.

And as for my "trick" of learning, its really pathetic in a way. I am not one to learn by taking notes, or learn by reading after classes, or even learn by just sitting there listening to the professor. I put the three of them together in one shot.

While the professor is giving the lecture I have the text book open with my highlighter and I find what the professor is discussing. Thus requiring me to skim the pages but catch enough so I can read relevant information and take it in. When I find the point that the professor made I highlight it and move onto the next point.

This does require alot of flipping pages back anfd forth but it works for me. And I dont study for exams.
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Post by: ProudSensFanSinceDay1 on November 26, 2004, 12:42:50 PM
Not knowing what the **** to do about your future, as the program you've been looking forward to since you were 15 is far from what you expected, and not having any other options either.

I'm dropping a year-long class that's making me want to shoot myself.

Now that that's decided, how to tell the parents is now the problem.
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Post by: SzuperChicky on November 26, 2004, 12:45:12 PM
Just cry.  That usually works.

I could never cry to get myself out of trouble though, I've felt too stupid to do it.
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Post by: ProudSensFanSinceDay1 on November 27, 2004, 03:53:27 PM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Just cry.  That usually works.

I could never cry to get myself out of trouble though, I've felt too stupid to do it.


I told my dad, he was super cool with it. I didn't even need to cry.

I still have to tell my mom. I'm afraid  :shock:  She's going to yell at me and say that I'm lazy and that school's not a priority for me and that I just don't want to put any effort in it, blah blah blah.
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Post by: brucegarrioch on November 27, 2004, 03:55:47 PM
PSF,

I went through the exact same thing last year. PM me if you want.
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Post by: Docawesome on November 27, 2004, 04:06:49 PM
Quote from: ProudSensFanSinceDay1
Not knowing what the **** to do about your future, as the program you've been looking forward to since you were 15 is far from what you expected, and not having any other options either.

I'm dropping a year-long class that's making me want to shoot myself.

Now that that's decided, how to tell the parents is now the problem.


I went through the same thing. My parents are kind of the 'old-fashoined' type. So, when I decided to drop out of engineering two years ago and go to the management faculty, they freaked out on me. Both of them! And I freaked out back at them. But eventually after we cleared the mess and fixed the broken wall and door -- ok j/k.  Bottom line, it's your career, your life. Simply, as long as you work hard enough and the reason you're dropping out of your program is you hate it, not a lack of effort, then by all means.
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Post by: ProudSensFanSinceDay1 on November 27, 2004, 05:03:33 PM
Is it possible that I'm not mature enough for university? I don't know what's wrong with me. I have no motivation. My mom says ''getting your degree should be enough of a motivation'' but it's not as simple as that.  I don't know what to do. I have no other options either. I chose political science because I thought it'd be perfect for me. There's nothing else I'd want to study. There's nothing else I like  :?

Why is this happening to me? Why why why? arghhhhhhh
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Post by: momr on November 27, 2004, 05:59:37 PM
It takes alot of courage to admit that you made a mistake proudsensfan - don't be ashamed to make it.

 And stand your ground with your parents - it is your life.  Speaking as a parent, if you approached me with a confident, sure decision, I would have to respect that - and respect you as a young adult.  If you break down, cry or let them see you are upset - they will just try and talk you back into the courses that you don't want - ride it out and make the best of it.

Let them know that you are sure.

Take the rest of the year and research other programs - sit in on some classes - talk to other people in other programs.  And if still nothing appeals to you - try Algonquin - not everyone is cut out for University.

Good luck!!!!
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Post by: Docawesome on November 27, 2004, 06:08:21 PM
Quote from: ProudSensFanSinceDay1
Is it possible that I'm not mature enough for university? I don't know what's wrong with me. I have no motivation. My mom says ''getting your degree should be enough of a motivation'' but it's not as simple as that.  I don't know what to do. I have no other options either. I chose political science because I thought it'd be perfect for me. There's nothing else I'd want to study. There's nothing else I like  :?

Why is this happening to me? Why why why? arghhhhhhh


No. You have the motivation. It is possible that you may be impatient. Most people in university want to get their degrees and get it over with asap. There are alot of other interesting programs you can research. There is A LOT! You just have to familiarize yourself with them. What about Marketing? Fascinating subject. There's also psychology, leisure studies, and human resource mgmt.
Everyone has motivation. You just have to realize it. What do you want to be? Or, if you don't know what you want to be, what kind of person are you? Do you want money? Or, do you want power? For money and power you can go into accounting. :mrgreen:

You can also take the career test in 'marie-curie'. I personally don't recommend it because it didn't work for me, but that's just me. It did work for other people, and it may certainly work for you.  

I don't recommend this either, but you can take the rest of the school year off. Re-energize yourself, research what you want to study, and you'll find yourself in June patiently waiting for the fall semester to start.

Motivation comes when you have a goal -- something you want to reach. You're not going to be motivated to study something you're not interested in. So, you just need to find out what interests you, and then set a goal. That's how you get motivated.
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Post by: Jenn_#11fan on November 27, 2004, 07:05:00 PM
Quote from: ProudSensFanSinceDay1
Is it possible that I'm not mature enough for university? I don't know what's wrong with me. I have no motivation. My mom says ''getting your degree should be enough of a motivation'' but it's not as simple as that.  I don't know what to do. I have no other options either. I chose political science because I thought it'd be perfect for me. There's nothing else I'd want to study. There's nothing else I like  :?

Why is this happening to me? Why why why? arghhhhhhh


If you don't feel happy or are unmotivated, then get the hell out. If you're sure now, start again fresh next semester with some different program you may enjoy, or try a variety of courses in different areas if you can to gain a feel for what you may like. Or ride out the year and decide what to do over the summer.

But for god sakes if you are unhappy with your program and you are sure that this is not for you, don't continue to wallow around int it because it will make you feel trapped and unhappy.

Trust me. I know what you feel like, learn from my mistakes.
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Post by: brucegarrioch on November 27, 2004, 07:07:27 PM
Quote from: Jenn#40_fan

Trust me. I know what you feel like, learn from my mistakes.


Wouldn't have guess that! You seemed so happy in your lab coat and new science facilities. Geek! :wink:
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Post by: Jenn_#11fan on November 27, 2004, 07:29:42 PM
Quote from: brucegarrioch
Quote from: Jenn#40_fan

Trust me. I know what you feel like, learn from my mistakes.


Wouldn't have guess that! You seemed so happy in your lab coat and new science facilities. Geek! :wink:


You don't talk to me enough about this! ;) Anyway, this was during the summer, with the hope third year would be "different". :roll: Hence, the "learn from my mistakes" part. It is better now than first year mind you, but I often think to myself I would have been better off doing something I truly loved and was interested in. PLus, some days are worse than others.

Truthfully the labs are cool though (except this year they've been a drag...6 hour labs kill me).
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Post by: AC/DC on November 28, 2004, 03:40:39 PM
Cold toilet seats.
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Post by: ProudSensFanSinceDay1 on November 28, 2004, 05:57:45 PM
Thanks for the advice, guys. I appreciate it a whole lot.

For now I'm only dropping this one class, and it's a HUGE weight off my shoulders. I don't know if I'll change programs or what, but I'm taking some "interests" tests on Tuesday (the ones Doc talked about. I know he said they didn't really help him, but I've had the appointment for a long time. Can't hurt...), and I've met with one of my faculty's academic advisors, and I have another appointment with the head of the Political Science program....

I'm not sure what I'll do next semester about my classes. I mean, I'm staying in school, but since so far I only have 4 classes (2 of which are electives, so there's the "exploring" part), I'm not sure if I'll take a 5th one or if I'll try to get a job and make some much needed cash.  I'm already adding a few semesters to my education, so it's not like I absolutely NEED to have a 5th class now..........

I guess I have to decide in the next couple of weeks or so....

Thanks everyone  :)
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Post by: Pasky on November 28, 2004, 10:42:03 PM
short people, tall people, fat people, skinny people, blond people, bald people, white people, black people, purple people, old people, young people, rich people, poor people, dumb people, smart people, well, people in general
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Post by: SzuperChicky on November 29, 2004, 02:45:50 AM
1) Finding out at 2:30am on Monday that you have to register for your classes for next semester at 10:30am on Monday ... no one telling you when it was before.  Thanks profs, thanks Durham ... trying to screw me over?

2) My internet again.  For the last 5 days (at least) in a row the internet has gone off around 5pm and not going back on until 1am.   UGH.  I'm not paying for this bullshite.
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Post by: SzuperChicky on November 29, 2004, 07:37:29 PM
So theres this fly thats been stuck in my window for nearly a week now, or at least it seems like that long.  My window looks like this:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v45/iamcdn/window.bmp)

I keep the window open for the majority of the day ... why won't it leave?!  It is soooo stupid.  Fly down you stupid fly!  I don't understand how its stuck.  Or does leave and come back?  I hate the buzzing sound.  I close my window at night and hear no buzzing ... but when I open the window, it starts flying around inside my window.

I'm just babling now :?
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ProudSensFanSinceDay1 on November 29, 2004, 08:08:28 PM
Cancer.

My grandpa might have it.
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Post by: SzuperChicky on November 29, 2004, 08:50:12 PM
Eep!  I'm sorry to hear about that.
My grandma passed away from cancer when I was in grade 10 or 11.  I was never close with her, but it hit my mom pretty hard.
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Post by: HkyHottie on November 29, 2004, 11:15:46 PM
Sorry to hear that PSFSD

My grandfather passed away from cancer when I was 16 years of age.  It was one of the hardest days of my life.  :cry:

I hope it doesn't turn out to be cancer.
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Post by: Docawesome on November 29, 2004, 11:43:58 PM
Quote from: ProudSensFanSinceDay1
Cancer.

My grandpa might have it.


I truly feel for you.
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Post by: ProudSensFanSinceDay1 on November 30, 2004, 10:20:07 AM
Thanks guys, it means a lot to me. My other grandpa died from cancer when I was 8.  damn you cancer!

I don't know exactly when we'll know, but I dread the news.
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Post by: SzuperChicky on December 01, 2004, 10:02:04 PM
The Simpsons family ... Jessica, Ashlee, etc.
I HATE THOSE STUPID VARIETY SHOWS!
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Post by: Metalhawk on December 02, 2004, 01:56:40 AM
Wet snow
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Post by: SzuperChicky on December 02, 2004, 11:55:55 PM
Fans.

Hey, you wanna buy us a new Zamboni.  Stupid prick.  Seriously, who throws crap like that in front of a Zamboni?
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Post by: ice_queen on December 03, 2004, 01:09:35 AM
Quote
Hey, you wanna buy us a new Zamboni. Stupid prick. Seriously, who throws crap like that in front of a Zamboni?


I agree!  At least throw it at the ref!  Rally-towels tie up into nice little knots for pelting at refs.   Not that I would know...:twisted:
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Post by: SzuperChicky on December 03, 2004, 01:12:09 AM
Quote from: ice_queen
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Hey, you wanna buy us a new Zamboni. Stupid prick. Seriously, who throws crap like that in front of a Zamboni?


I agree!  At least throw it at the ref!  Rally-towels tie up into nice little knots for pelting at refs.   Not that I would know...:twisted:


:lol:  Towels don't hurt anyone.

That guy from Monsters Inc. almost hurt Albiani that one year ... Teddy Bear toss incase ppl were wondering (BTW, TONIGHT IS OTTAWA'S TEDDY BEAR TOSS)
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Post by: ice_queen on December 03, 2004, 01:16:26 AM
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That guy from Monsters Inc. almost hurt Albiani that one year ... Teddy Bear toss incase ppl were wondering (BTW, TONIGHT IS OTTAWA'S TEDDY BEAR TOSS)


Was it really Albiani?  I thought it was Scully.  My best friend hit Scully on the head 2 years ago.  I remember Ceci hiding in his net.  That was awesome!

We threw the rally towels that same year, it was when the ref made this horrible call that cost us the game and eventually the series.  We all tied the towels in knots and chucked them at the ref.  He did get hit.  Then the announcer came on and told everyone to stop, so you know that everyone with a rally towel then threw theirs on the ice.
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Post by: SzuperChicky on December 03, 2004, 01:30:16 AM
Quote from: ice_queen
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That guy from Monsters Inc. almost hurt Albiani that one year ... Teddy Bear toss incase ppl were wondering (BTW, TONIGHT IS OTTAWA'S TEDDY BEAR TOSS)


Was it really Albiani?  I thought it was Scully.  My best friend hit Scully on the head 2 years ago.  I remember Ceci hiding in his net.  That was awesome!

We threw the rally towels that same year, it was when the ref made this horrible call that cost us the game and eventually the series.  We all tied the towels in knots and chucked them at the ref.  He did get hit.  Then the announcer came on and told everyone to stop, so you know that everyone with a rally towel then threw theirs on the ice.


One hit Albiani.  I'm sure more than one player got hit. :lol:  I was aiming for the ref.

Was that rally towel thing during Toronto?  I totally remember that.  It wasn't only one call, it was the whole game.

I wish Jason would bring them back :( ... well, Brian Cappell now.
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Post by: ice_queen on December 03, 2004, 01:36:11 AM
It was against Toronto.  It was the year after the Mem Cup in Regina.  It had to be one of the worst reffed games I've ever seen.  It was the last time you ever saw rally towels at the Civic Centre.  I wish they brought them back too.
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Post by: SzuperChicky on December 03, 2004, 10:06:39 AM
Quote from: ice_queen
It was against Toronto.  It was the year after the Mem Cup in Regina.  It had to be one of the worst reffed games I've ever seen.  It was the last time you ever saw rally towels at the Civic Centre.  I wish they brought them back too.


Second worse.  That Hull game was brutal, the last time the interleague series was played.  Hull and their fans ruined the interleague series for the rest of the CHL.  Anyone in their right mind would have said that was the worst they've seen REGARDLESS of the teams playing.

How does a "2 minute" roughing penalty turn into a 2, a 5, and a game misconduct?  He got it for "hitting" from behind and the Hull player didn't even go anywhere near the boards, nor did he his anything awkwardly ... because he didn't get hit, he got tapped!!!!

How does our goalie (Ceci) get a penalty when a Hull player comes charging from the blueline with his stick up in to not only run Ceci, but to also spear him.  How did Ottawa get an addition 2 minutes after that to make it a 2 man advantage.

Boys and girls, this was TEN TIMES WORSE than the Canadian/American women's game at Salt Lake.  No joke.

St. Laurent is one of the best refs in the QMJHL ... but he is the worst I have ever seen.  He's not bad when Hull plays other teams in the QMJHL ... but once they play an "English" team ... it's all down hill from there.

Their fans and the team takes this French/English rivalry a little too far.  Pushing kids down the stairs, throwing garbage at them, purposely spilling beer on them ... just because they yelled "Go 67's!" or were wearing a jersey not even cheering.  NO, this wasn't only a couple of fans, this was 3/4ths of the Hull fans there.  Disgusting.  And to make it worse, the employees also had this attitude.  I was standing near one of the security guards when this happened, this one lady from Ottawa was letting the security know what was going on and asked if he could do anything about it ... seriously, she had no sarcasm or nastyness in her voice.  He just turned to her and said, "hey lady, if you don't like it, go back to Ottawa"

DISGUSTING.

(sorry, that turned into a huge rant, but that's something that's pissed me off the most in hockey)  and I know ice_queen has heard that story many times before,  :oops:
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Post by: ProudSensFanSinceDay1 on December 03, 2004, 03:33:27 PM
**** stupid **** **** pants that are too **** long. Not all girls are **** 5'8!!!!!! god dammit No but seriously the standard length is 34 inches. Who the **** has 34 inches long legs????? *apprehends HkyHottie's reply  :roll:  * No but **** I need pants that are 30 or 32 inches long (although even the 32's too **** long), not 34  :roll:  Shit and I don't wear high heels.... And no I can't buy pants and hem them. Too many times have I done that and it **** up the flare completely. I'm NEVER **** doing that EVER again.  STUPID **** PANT-MAKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :evil:  :evil:  :evil:  :evil:
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Post by: AC/DC on December 05, 2004, 01:31:37 AM
Quote from: SzuperChicky


:lol:  Towels don't hurt anyone.
Whipping someone in the bare back with a wet one will  :D

Due to my experience today, my pet peeve is:

Stupid people who make left handed turns at the VERY last second to try and get down another road a tenth of a second sooner.

I was in my car with my mom today and we were driving down a road and some old bag that could barely see three inches over the dashboard
decides to do just that. She turns left right infront of us and doens't even think for a second. She ends up totalling the front of our car AND her car. Now I have 2 cracked ribs, my mom has a sore neck and our car is toast. LOOK BEFORE YOU DRIVE!
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Post by: ProudSensFanSinceDay1 on December 05, 2004, 01:34:04 AM
Quote from: AC/DC
Whipping someone in the bare back with a wet one will  :D

Due to my experience today, my pet peeve is:

Stupid people who make left handed turns at the VERY last second to try and get down another road a tenth of a second sooner.

I was in my car with my mom today and we were driving down a road and some old bag that could barely see three inches over the dashboard
decides to do just that. She turns left right infront of us and doens't even think for a second. She ends up totalling the front of our car AND her car. Now I have 2 cracked ribs, my mom has a sore neck and our car is toast. LOOK BEFORE YOU DRIVE!


holy crap!!!  :shock:   that must've been so scary, eh? shit... sorry to hear that, man......  :?
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Post by: AC/DC on December 05, 2004, 01:36:29 AM
Quote from: ProudSensFanSinceDay1
Quote from: AC/DC
Whipping someone in the bare back with a wet one will  :D

Due to my experience today, my pet peeve is:

Stupid people who make left handed turns at the VERY last second to try and get down another road a tenth of a second sooner.

I was in my car with my mom today and we were driving down a road and some old bag that could barely see three inches over the dashboard
decides to do just that. She turns left right infront of us and doens't even think for a second. She ends up totalling the front of our car AND her car. Now I have 2 cracked ribs, my mom has a sore neck and our car is toast. LOOK BEFORE YOU DRIVE!


holy crap!!!  :shock:   that must've been so scary, eh? shit... sorry to hear that, man......  :?
Yeah thanks. It was pretty scary, and to top it all off we were stuck in the hospital for three hours. When I heard people complain about Healthcare in B.C I thought they were just a bunch of whiners. Now I know why!
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Post by: SzuperChicky on December 05, 2004, 02:20:33 AM
Eep.  I hate car accidents.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: AC/DC on December 05, 2004, 02:39:08 AM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Eep.  I hate car accidents.
As of 5 last night, so do I
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Post by: ice_queen on December 05, 2004, 02:55:59 AM
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Whipping someone in the bare back with a wet one will   :D

Due to my experience today, my pet peeve is:

Stupid people who make left handed turns at the VERY last second to try and get down another road a tenth of a second sooner.

I was in my car with my mom today and we were driving down a road and some old bag that could barely see three inches over the dashboard
decides to do just that. She turns left right infront of us and doens't even think for a second. She ends up totalling the front of our car AND her car. Now I have 2 cracked ribs, my mom has a sore neck and our car is toast. LOOK BEFORE YOU DRIVE!


Ouch!  I hope both of you will be alright!

Szup, I wasn't allowed to go to the Hull game because everyone knew what it was going to be like there.  Belleville is just as bad, I went there for a 67's game and some of the 67's fans there had beer, or ripped-up 50-50 tickets thrown at them.  One person got spat on, and my friends and I were  almost intentionally clipped by a car leaving the parking lot.

PSFSD1: Where do you get your pants?  Some stores do sell shorter lengths.  I have the same problem as you, the back of my jeans are all walked on.

My pet-peeve today is when someone is on the bus (obv. it a bus-pet-peeve) and they sit in the outside seat, and won't move for someone.  I saw it happen today and was shocked.  I mean, you pay for 1 seat, not too.  Move over so the other person can sit down.
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Post by: SzuperChicky on December 05, 2004, 03:12:04 AM
Quote from: ice_queen
Szup, I wasn't allowed to go to the Hull game because everyone knew what it was going to be like there.  Belleville is just as bad, I went there for a 67's game and some of the 67's fans there had beer, or ripped-up 50-50 tickets thrown at them.  One person got spat on, and my friends and I were  almost intentionally clipped by a car leaving the parking lot.


I remember you telling me about almost being hit by a car.  I think they kept trying to run over the players as well!!

It's a really good thing my dad went with me.  French fans hate... no they DESPISE me, especially when cheering against their team.  It's fun.
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Post by: ProudSensFanSinceDay1 on December 05, 2004, 11:17:00 AM
Quote from: ice_queen


PSFSD1: Where do you get your pants?  Some stores do sell shorter lengths.  I have the same problem as you, the back of my jeans are all walked on.



I went almost everywhere.  BUT I have to admit, this time I'm looking for BLACK casual pants, or else my mom won't pay for them because I already have several pairs of jeans...... SO yeah, I know a few store do sell shorter lengths, but only in the jeans...

Pet peeve: my **** mom. She's SOOOOOOOO **** annoying! ARGH!! Why did I get the mom who should NEVER have become a mom? dammit  :evil:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: brucegarrioch on December 05, 2004, 11:25:43 AM
Those God forsaken Old Navy commercials.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on December 05, 2004, 11:26:47 AM
Old Navy sells shorter length pants.  It's just hard to find them sometime.

How tall are you?  I go to Suzy Sheir all the time, sometimes you just need to do a good hem job.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on December 05, 2004, 11:27:25 AM
Quote from: brucegarrioch
Those God forsaken Old Navy commercials.


Me and ice_queen agree completely! :lol:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: brucegarrioch on December 05, 2004, 11:31:22 AM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Quote from: brucegarrioch
Those God forsaken Old Navy commercials.


Me and ice_queen agree completely! :lol:


I can't stand them! All the guys in the commercials sound like their testicles are locked in a vice! High pitched voices selling crappy pull over fleece sweaters is the epitome of gay culture. It rivals Clay Aitken and his Christmas album.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on December 05, 2004, 11:37:46 AM
Quote from: brucegarrioch
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Quote from: brucegarrioch
Those God forsaken Old Navy commercials.


Me and ice_queen agree completely! :lol:


I can't stand them! All the guys in the commercials sound like their testicles are locked in a vice! High pitched voices selling crappy pull over fleece sweaters is the epitome of gay culture. It rivals Clay Aitken and his Christmas album.


Hey now!  You know you like it.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ProudSensFanSinceDay1 on December 05, 2004, 11:46:38 AM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Old Navy sells shorter length pants.  It's just hard to find them sometime.

How tall are you?  I go to Suzy Sheir all the time, sometimes you just need to do a good hem job.


Are the shorter length pants that Old Navy sells jeans or do they also come in black pants, for instance?

I'm 5'3.... And the thing is, I kind of refuse to hem my pants because the flare is NEVER the same afterwards... I've made the mistake too many times.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on December 05, 2004, 11:56:40 AM
I'm around that height and most the time hemming works fine for me.  I guess I usually buy more of a wide leg pant, or a bell leg pant ... I'm not sure what to call it, opposed to flare pants.

I'm almost certain that they sell shorter length in all types of pants.

Gap might as well.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ProudSensFanSinceDay1 on December 05, 2004, 12:28:18 PM
I went to the Gap, but it's just in the jeans.  :?   (What's a bell leg pant?)

Ah well, thanks anyways  :)
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: AC/DC on December 05, 2004, 12:43:54 PM
I was going to post a pet-peeve about how we can't fit TV's in our car and then I realized, If we had bought that TV last night and got in a crash that TV woulda been a goner  :shock:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on December 05, 2004, 12:46:03 PM
Quote from: ProudSensFanSinceDay1
I went to the Gap, but it's just in the jeans.  :?   (What's a bell leg pant?)

Ah well, thanks anyways  :)


The material just goes out from the leg.  Kinda like ^, but not so wide.  There are no curves near the knee as there are in bellbottoms or flare jeans.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ice_queen on December 05, 2004, 04:17:32 PM
Quote
brucegarrioch wrote:
Those God forsaken Old Navy commercials.


Me and ice_queen agree completely!  :lol:


I hate those commercials.  H-A-T-E.  Their disgusting smiles with the little bob they do when they tell us that they have sweaters makes me want to throw something at my TV.

My pet-peeve today is when people just stop in super-market eisles for no reason but to stop and comtemplate life.  It's Christmas shopping season you dipshit, go wander aimlessly somewhere else and not at South Keys.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ProudSensFanSinceDay1 on December 05, 2004, 07:57:12 PM
stupid teacher who won't reply to my email
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Jenn_#11fan on December 05, 2004, 08:27:43 PM
Quote from: ice_queen
Quote
brucegarrioch wrote:
Those God forsaken Old Navy commercials.


Me and ice_queen agree completely!  :lol:


I hate those commercials.  H-A-T-E.  Their disgusting smiles with the little bob they do when they tell us that they have sweaters makes me want to throw something at my TV.

My pet-peeve today is when people just stop in super-market eisles for no reason but to stop and comtemplate life.  It's Christmas shopping season you dipshit, go wander aimlessly somewhere else and not at South Keys.


The commercials suck, which is appropriate, as the store sucks. Seriously, what is good about Old Navy? The clothes suck, and the place is a tip, well the one at Bayshore usually is.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on December 05, 2004, 08:55:39 PM
Peter Loubardias.

"HE SCOUUUUUUUUUURRRSS"
Seriously.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ProudSensFanSinceDay1 on December 05, 2004, 09:24:43 PM
neck pains
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: AC/DC on December 05, 2004, 10:26:00 PM
Bibliographies/Reference lists
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ProudSensFanSinceDay1 on December 05, 2004, 10:43:49 PM
Quote from: AC/DC
Bibliographies/Reference lists


I second that.

I'll even add: essays  :x
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: BlindDruid on December 05, 2004, 11:02:27 PM
Quote from: ProudSensFanSinceDay1
Quote from: AC/DC
Bibliographies/Reference lists


I second that.

I'll even add: essays  :x


Or how about the dreaded   -----  Journal Indexes - now there's a whole other world.   :shock:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ProudSensFanSinceDay1 on December 05, 2004, 11:39:16 PM
Quote from: BlindDruid
Quote from: ProudSensFanSinceDay1
Quote from: AC/DC
Bibliographies/Reference lists


I second that.

I'll even add: essays  :x


Or how about the dreaded   -----  Journal Indexes - now there's a whole other world.   :shock:


What are those?
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: TrentBlue on December 06, 2004, 02:07:49 AM
Nikolas Rose
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: BlindDruid on December 06, 2004, 07:54:12 AM
Quote from: ProudSensFanSinceDay1
Quote from: BlindDruid
Quote from: ProudSensFanSinceDay1
Quote from: AC/DC
Bibliographies/Reference lists


I second that.

I'll even add: essays  :x


Or how about the dreaded   -----  Journal Indexes - now there's a whole other world.   :shock:


What are those?


I am referring to the electronic journals where one would research articles.  There are electronic indexes that help search for articles within the journals and some of them are a nightmare to use.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: TrentBlue on December 06, 2004, 09:23:16 AM
Quote from: BlindDruid


I am referring to the electronic journals where one would research articles.  There are electronic indexes that help search for articles within the journals and some of them are a nightmare to use.


And yet still better than going to a library any day!     8)
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: brucegarrioch on December 06, 2004, 10:15:46 AM
Quote from: AC/DC
Bibliographies/Reference lists


Buy yourself the MLA style guide. I did last year and it saves me in the end. It has everything you'll ever need to know about bibliographies.

My Canadian History paper is done! I trashed Sir John A. Macdonald's National Policy for fifteen pages.

Thanks for the idea, 50.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: mike_wazowski on December 06, 2004, 12:46:48 PM
I despise Christmas shopping at the malls.

I also despise people who wear their backpacks in elevators.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Jenn_#11fan on December 06, 2004, 04:41:59 PM
Quote from: BlindDruid
Quote from: ProudSensFanSinceDay1
Quote from: BlindDruid
Quote from: ProudSensFanSinceDay1
Quote from: AC/DC
Bibliographies/Reference lists


I second that.

I'll even add: essays  :x


Or how about the dreaded   -----  Journal Indexes - now there's a whole other world.   :shock:


What are those?


I am referring to the electronic journals where one would research articles.  There are electronic indexes that help search for articles within the journals and some of them are a nightmare to use.


Oh yes *shakes fist*
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: HkyHottie on December 06, 2004, 08:15:57 PM
people who just because it's snowing a bit don't know how to drive.  ARGH!!!!!
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: TrentBlue on December 06, 2004, 09:35:45 PM
The people (all of them) on my intramural hockey team...I only play because I like hockey and it's the only exercise I get right now.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Nolan_18 on December 06, 2004, 09:45:36 PM
I'm with you on that one Hottie, I swear a light snow will drop the average road speed to some where between slow and dying snail..
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on December 06, 2004, 10:47:38 PM
Quote from: HkyHottie
people who just because it's snowing a bit don't know how to drive.  ARGH!!!!!


Heh.  That's Torontonians for you. ;)
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ProudSensFanSinceDay1 on December 08, 2004, 01:54:23 AM
People who are in love. Every one of my friends seems to have something going. argh.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on December 08, 2004, 02:16:51 AM
I really hate stubbing my toe. Not only is it the worst pain ever, but it takes about 1.5 seconds for the pain to kick in (toe so far from your brain and all...), so you have that much time to think "Oh shit, this is gonna hurt..."

Yeah, I just hit my toe on the kitchen table leg. It's all bleeding under the nail... gross.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on December 08, 2004, 03:45:53 AM
Quote from: Andrew_Brunette
I really hate stubbing my toe. Not only is it the worst pain ever, but it takes about 1.5 seconds for the pain to kick in (toe so far from your brain and all...), so you have that much time to think "Oh shit, this is gonna hurt..."


:lol: I know what you mean.

But I think that hitting my "funny bone" (elbow) is what I hate hitting the most. The numbness and all is just painful AND annoying.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ice_queen on December 08, 2004, 10:39:12 PM
When you study for 10 hours and then you forget what day of the week it is from exaustion and you forget to tape LOST.

*kicks self*
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on December 08, 2004, 10:50:47 PM
*kicks ice_queen*
:D



Sorry! ... do they not show repeats?  I keep missing Simpsons myself :(
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ProudSensFanSinceDay1 on December 09, 2004, 10:23:40 PM
boys  :evil:
computer viruses
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Nolan_18 on December 09, 2004, 11:17:55 PM
The death of one of the greatest metal guitar players of our generation.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on December 10, 2004, 12:05:16 AM
Quote from: Nolan_18
The death of one of the greatest metal guitar players of our generation.


Can you sum up for me what happened?  Like what caused it.
I'm honestly too lazy to read through some rantings I've seen on other forums.

EDIT:
Nevermind, I'll read the post in this forum ;)
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Nolan_18 on December 10, 2004, 02:22:21 PM
Word is right now it was a disgruntled Pantera fan.  He blamed Dime for ruining the band and subsequently the shooters life.  He went up on stage, walked right up to Dime and shot him some where between 5 and 7 times.  After that he randomly shot into the crowd and held a person hostage.  An officer who showed up at the club took the man out with a single shot gun blast to the head before he could kill the hostage.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on December 10, 2004, 03:00:09 PM
Quote from: Nolan_18
Word is right now it was a disgruntled Pantera fan.  He blamed Dime for ruining the band and subsequently the shooters life.  He went up on stage, walked right up to Dime and shot him some where between 5 and 7 times.  After that he randomly shot into the crowd and held a person hostage.  An officer who showed up at the club took the man out with a single shot gun blast to the head before he could kill the hostage.


Thank you.

The guy had to wear a Blue Jackets jersey.  I'm sure they'll blame it on hockey now ... I'm almot half serious here.

People are freaking psychos.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on December 11, 2004, 08:50:55 AM
Being scheduled to work on a day you have a final exam when you gave the maner 2 weeks notice on yrou exam schedule.

And then having it snow heavily the day of yoru exam.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Justaguy on December 11, 2004, 09:25:16 AM
Quote from: Broken Bones
Being scheduled to work on a day you have a final exam when you gave the maner 2 weeks notice on yrou exam schedule.

And then having it snow heavily the day of yoru exam.


An extension of Broken Bones' pet peeve...

Working full-time and having to write exams on the weekend, one today and on next saturday.

Oh well, to all the rest of you writing exams....best of luck.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on December 11, 2004, 09:57:55 AM
Quote from: Broken Bones
Being scheduled to work on a day you have a final exam when you gave the maner 2 weeks notice on yrou exam schedule.

And then having it snow heavily the day of yoru exam.


I work on the day of my last exam.  I'm usually there for 9:30-10:00am, but my exam is at 9:00am, so I'm gonna have to be late.  It's better then the 12-2pm that my other exams were at ... I woulda been screwed.


Pet Peeve:
They should ban "fancy" mufflers for cars.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ProudSensFanSinceDay1 on December 12, 2004, 03:50:39 AM
seee my post in the useless thread, it should be in here.

I'l. add: knowing that he doesn't give a SHIT that I feee l like thji.s Knowing I don't count. Knwoing I could diea and he wouldn'"t care. Knowing I'm nothing to him.

It husrts so much.<

edit: yues I drink to forget. Or I should say, as the last thing I,m doing is forgetting, I frink to teel the truth.

oh god I'm pathetic.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: brucegarrioch on December 12, 2004, 08:29:02 AM
I swear drunk, I'm not officer.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on December 12, 2004, 10:54:35 AM
Ice.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: JustLearning on December 12, 2004, 12:06:33 PM
Relatives you're not very fond of who drop in unannounced :evil:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on December 13, 2004, 12:33:11 PM
Freakin' Poseurs like those three goth wannabe idiots in Place.  Thanks for the good laugh.  I really needed it.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: brucegarrioch on December 13, 2004, 12:41:31 PM
Quote from: stone169
Freakin' Poseurs like those three goth wannabe idiots in Place.  Thanks for the good laugh.  I really needed it.


We're misunderstood.

Signed,
Misery Whispers

http://www.bbc.co.uk/norfolk/kids/goths_talk.shtml
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ProudSensFanSinceDay1 on December 13, 2004, 12:47:49 PM
AAAARRRRGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

stupid take-home exam
stupid me who should have started the stupid take home-exam before the day I have to hand it in, which is today
stupid cell phone companies who confuse me with all their bullshit
stupid boys
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: JustLearning on December 13, 2004, 12:50:52 PM
shovelling the driveway and then having the damned plow fill it in again two minutes later :flag:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ProudSensFanSinceDay1 on December 13, 2004, 12:54:19 PM
Quote from: brucegarrioch
I swear drunk, I'm not officer.


lol I hadn't seen that.  :lol:

I didn't drive, I called Operation Red Nose!!  8)
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on December 13, 2004, 01:38:06 PM
Quote from: JustLearning
shovelling the driveway and then having the damned plow fill it in again two minutes later :flag:


:lol: There was one day two years ago where I had to shovel 3 or 4 times that day because of the street snow plow!

Call in the army.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Jenn_#11fan on December 13, 2004, 02:03:54 PM
Studying for exams. It's 2 pm and I haven't started studying today and I have an exam tomorrow morning. I should be spending every moment going the material over and over again but I'm not. Genomics is sooooo boring. Luckily it's not based on memory recall but solving problems, and she marks easily so if you have some idea what's going on you can bullshit and pull off an 80. So it makes me take it less seriously and study less hard. I've read the notes once and done the practice problems, but it's hardly been intensive study.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on December 13, 2004, 02:21:55 PM
I don't even know what Genomics means.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Jenn_#11fan on December 13, 2004, 02:45:55 PM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
I don't even know what Genomics means.


The study of genomes, or the study of sets of genes.  :angel:

It's mainly about the methods by which you can study genes present and determine makers, map genes, detect for presence of genes, clone certain sequences etc.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SnydleyWhiplash on December 13, 2004, 06:13:26 PM
Quote from: JustLearning
shovelling the driveway and then having the damned plow fill it in again two minutes later :flag:

And running into this 4 straight days.  :x  :D
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on December 13, 2004, 06:26:58 PM
Procrastination.

Must. Study. :(
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ProudSensFanSinceDay1 on December 14, 2004, 12:41:44 AM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Procrastination.

Must. Study. :(


I'm with you on that.

Shopping for a cell phone. So god damn complicated and confusing.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: brucegarrioch on December 14, 2004, 08:37:52 AM
Quote from: ProudSensFanSinceDay1
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Procrastination.

Must. Study. :(


I'm with you on that.

Shopping for a cell phone. So god damn complicated and confusing.


I was with Rogers and tied down in this two year deal; unlimited weekends and a hundred minutes after 6:00pm for 35 dollars a month. Anyway, after the first year the price doubled to 70 dollars a month and kept on making small (yet detectable) increment each bill thereafter. I cancelled the plan after the two years was up only to find out that had I brought in a pay stub from work, I would have recieved an identitcal plan for 24.99 a month with no additional fees. Apparently if you work for the City of Ottawa you're in for some nice advantages. The downside is that you have to work for the City of Ottawa.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on December 14, 2004, 10:04:20 AM
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Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on December 14, 2004, 10:05:21 AM
(http://www.infosci.coh.org/corelab/images/genomics.gif)
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on December 14, 2004, 10:18:47 AM
It's pretty easy if you break down the word.  :oops:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ProudSensFanSinceDay1 on December 14, 2004, 04:51:51 PM
Quote from: brucegarrioch
Quote from: ProudSensFanSinceDay1
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Procrastination.

Must. Study. :(


I'm with you on that.

Shopping for a cell phone. So god damn complicated and confusing.


I was with Rogers and tied down in this two year deal; unlimited weekends and a hundred minutes after 6:00pm for 35 dollars a month. Anyway, after the first year the price doubled to 70 dollars a month and kept on making small (yet detectable) increment each bill thereafter. I cancelled the plan after the two years was up only to find out that had I brought in a pay stub from work, I would have recieved an identitcal plan for 24.99 a month with no additional fees. Apparently if you work for the City of Ottawa you're in for some nice advantages. The downside is that you have to work for the City of Ottawa.


URGh That's EXACTLY what I'm talking about! You get a deal, but then after a while you realise you could've gotten a much better one with another company or you see a much better one with the same company but you couldn't have known they would have this deal when you got yours, and so on... URGH!!!!

Anyways mine: my stupid **** brother, snow, people who talk on their cell phone while driving, computer viruses, trying to find a parking spot at the mall, Christmas shopping.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SnydleyWhiplash on December 14, 2004, 06:42:59 PM
Quote from: brucegarrioch
The downside is that you have to work for the City of Ottawa.

Ha! What's wrong with that? You get payed well, and you barely do anything! For instance: A friend of mine used to work for the city (this was like 2 years ago), and got payed 5 hours @ 13 dollars for doing simple mowing -- True story. He even flatout admitted to me that he didn't even do 5 hours like he was asked -- He did maybe an hour or 2, and sat around for the rest of the time. They just don't care! They're all a bunch of really really rediculously lazy foremans! The other day I was out shoveling (like I do every day now, it seems) and a city of ottawa truck started cleaning the parking lot of a park down the road from me. A few minutes later, he left and started doing this parking lot further down the road. 5 minutes later, another city of ottawa truck came along, and started cleaning out the parking lot at the park (which had already been done). I watched as he pushed absolutely nothing out of there (and yet he had his scoop down). I couldn't believe it! It was quite possibly one of the laziest things I've ever seen! Oh, these city of ottawa workers kill me.

So, with all that said... Pet Peeve = City of Ottawa workers! If you see debris blocking traffic, don't poke at it with a twig... Pick it up and move it!  :lol:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: brucegarrioch on December 15, 2004, 07:32:35 AM
Quote from: SnydleyWhiplash

Ha! What's wrong with that? You get payed well, and you barely do anything!


Hey now! I don't get paid well at all. I've been with the City for four years and I'm making 8.55 an hour! I have a solid three and a half years on three quarters of the staff working there, and they're making fifteen cents less than I am (not because I'm a crappy employee, but because of the pay scale)! I've been getting the shaft from the city far too long - I do a crap load of work for them and get squat out of it.

I'll agree that we barely do anything, unless it's registration time at the pool. You'll honestly want to shoot yourself in the face.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on December 15, 2004, 10:00:49 AM
Quote from: brucegarrioch
Quote from: SnydleyWhiplash

Ha! What's wrong with that? You get payed well, and you barely do anything!


Hey now! I don't get paid well at all. I've been with the City for four years and I'm making 8.55 an hour! I have a solid three and a half years on three quarters of the staff working there, and they're making fifteen cents less than I am (not because I'm a crappy employee, but because of the pay scale)! I've been getting the shaft from the city far too long - I do a crap load of work for them and get squat out of it.

I'll agree that we barely do anything, unless it's registration time at the pool. You'll honestly want to shoot yourself in the face.


That's because the city hates you.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: kissmeimasensfan on December 15, 2004, 10:59:35 AM
The City of Ottawa is silly.  Two weeks ago, my boyfriend noticed he had $498 dollars deposited in his bank account by the City of Ottawa under the explanation of Payroll.  He doesn't work, nor has he ever worked, for the City of Ottawa.

He went to the bank and asked them what it was all about and they said there was nothing they could do since it wasn't their mistake.  Meanwhile, the money is still sitting there.  No doubt if he tried to call the City, he'd be on hold for twenty hours and it would be a general nightmare.  So, he's not spending it for the timebeing, but some poor schmo is probably waiting for his paycheque so he can get his Christmas shopping done.  :?
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on December 15, 2004, 12:00:17 PM
You would at least think the Bank would call the City and try and get the matter resolved.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on December 16, 2004, 08:05:21 AM
7:30am fire alarms ...
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on December 16, 2004, 08:22:51 AM
Christmas strands where one bad light turns out the tree.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: brucegarrioch on December 16, 2004, 09:55:17 AM
Tinsel!
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Docawesome on December 16, 2004, 03:28:58 PM
People who make purposefully sneeze infront of me, seemingly in double digits!
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Docawesome on December 17, 2004, 12:37:34 AM
People getting together!

Everyone I know is getting married or finding someone. My best friend is getting married in the Spring, my brother found his other half, my ex got married, and my cousin is getting married next summer. I'm the odd man out!
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ProudSensFanSinceDay1 on December 17, 2004, 01:02:51 AM
Quote from: Docawesome
People getting together!

Everyone I know is getting married or finding someone. My best friend is getting married in the Spring, my brother found his other half, my ex got married, and my cousin is getting married next summer. I'm the odd man out!


URGH!!!! I know what you mean! It seems that lately, every single one of my friends has met someone and has something going.  :roll:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on December 17, 2004, 01:11:49 AM
Not knowing what to say to your friends when they are down.  What do you say to someone who's close friend gave birth to a still born.  Can't imagine what my friend actually feels in this situation let alone her friend.  (if that was at all easy to follow)
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Docawesome on December 17, 2004, 01:41:18 AM
What in the blue hell is a "still born"?
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ice_queen on December 17, 2004, 01:43:06 AM
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Not knowing what to say to your friends when they are down. What do you say to someone who's close friend gave birth to a still born. Can't imagine what my friend actually feels in this situation let alone her friend. (if that was at all easy to follow)


Wow.  That's really sad.   :(

My pet peeve is nothing like that.  It's just more Old-Navy commercial hate.  "Who wants an orange in thier stocking, anyways?"  Well, morons, there are traditional reasons why an orange is in the stocking (whether you eat it or not).  An orange has an unequal number of pieces, so you have one left over to share with someone else, which ties into the spirit of Christmas, unlike your crappy-ass Old Navy commercials.  I can honestly say I would rather have my orange in my stocking than one of the "under $14" items from that store.

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What in the blue hell is a "still born"?

A stillborn is a baby who was born dead.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Docawesome on December 17, 2004, 01:52:42 AM
Quote from: ProudSensFanSinceDay1
Quote from: Docawesome
People getting together!

Everyone I know is getting married or finding someone. My best friend is getting married in the Spring, my brother found his other half, my ex got married, and my cousin is getting married next summer. I'm the odd man out!


URGH!!!! I know what you mean! It seems that lately, every single one of my friends has met someone and has something going.  :roll:


Although I feel like the only sane person left around, I still can't help feel a little lonely sometimes. I mean, I was hanging out with 3 of my friends who -- Without my consent -- brought along their girlfriends/wives, and at one moment in time were all cuddling or being lovey-dovey with each other. I felt left out, but for some reason I looked at them like they were all idiots. For a man, I don't have to make calls at certain times, and I don't have to pick up the phone every 5 minutes. I can stay up until 2 eating cheese and watching Seinfeld, and I can flirt with just about any girl I see. But I can't help feel a little lonely every once in a while, like yesterday I fell in love with this girl in my dream, and you know dream-love, it's always deep. And then I woke up! Damn it, I miss her.  :(




I need hockey badly.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Docawesome on December 17, 2004, 01:56:17 AM
Quote from: ice_queen

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What in the blue hell is a "still born"?

A stillborn is a baby who was born dead.


That's terrible. With all the advancements we've made in science, you'd think the doctors would know that a baby is dead before it's born.  I'm still curious about the name though. Jerry Seinfeld would probably make a few observations about it.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on December 17, 2004, 02:04:26 AM
Quote from: Docawesome
Quote from: ice_queen

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What in the blue hell is a "still born"?

A stillborn is a baby who was born dead.


That's terrible. With all the advancements we've made in science, you'd think the doctors would know that a baby is dead before it's born.  I'm still curious about the name though. Jerry Seinfeld would probably make a few observations about it.


Apparently the umbillical cord was caught around its leg ... I guess it broke a vessel or something.  I really know nothing about this stuff, there was more to it, but I really wasn't able to take it in.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ProudSensFanSinceDay1 on December 17, 2004, 01:43:14 PM
Quote from: Docawesome

Although I feel like the only sane person left around, I still can't help feel a little lonely sometimes. I mean, I was hanging out with 3 of my friends who -- Without my consent -- brought along their girlfriends/wives, and at one moment in time were all cuddling or being lovey-dovey with each other. I felt left out, but for some reason I looked at them like they were all idiots. For a man, I don't have to make calls at certain times, and I don't have to pick up the phone every 5 minutes. I can stay up until 2 eating cheese and watching Seinfeld, and I can flirt with just about any girl I see. But I can't help feel a little lonely every once in a while, like yesterday I fell in love with this girl in my dream, and you know dream-love, it's always deep. And then I woke up! Damn it, I miss her.  :(




I need hockey badly.


argh I would HATE for my friends to bring their boyfriends/girlfriends when we were supposed to hang out. Especially without even asking/telling me before!! :roll:

I feel lonely too. I mean, I have to be happy for them because it's awesome that they have found someone, but always having to witness their cuddling is extremely annoying and just adds to my anger and my loneliness.  It's really, really hard.  

Today's pet peeve: Love/happy people.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on December 17, 2004, 01:55:27 PM
Maybe you too should hook up. :D  
SensNet Blind Date, operasen can host it.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on December 17, 2004, 01:57:25 PM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Maybe you too should hook up. :D  
SensNet Blind Date, operasen can host it.


I was just going to type that in with your name !!!!  Wow, did you feel that??   :P
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on December 17, 2004, 02:18:30 PM
Quote from: operasen
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Maybe you too should hook up. :D  
SensNet Blind Date, operasen can host it.


I was just going to type that in with your name !!!!  Wow, did you feel that??   :P


I'm psychic.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on December 17, 2004, 02:24:56 PM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Quote from: operasen
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Maybe you too should hook up. :D  
SensNet Blind Date, operasen can host it.


I was just going to type that in with your name !!!!  Wow, did you feel that??   :P


I'm psychic.


http://www.onlinepsychic.com/
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Jenn_#11fan on December 17, 2004, 06:25:29 PM
It's funny you guys are talking about everyone hooking up - I was talking about it with a couple of my friends today. Almost everyone is hooking up these days and getting married. Me and my other friend who is also single were lamenting about it...it's actually a conversation we seem to have fairly often.

We've come to the conclusion that there are absolutely NO guys in Ottawa and we're gonna have to look further afield...I mean there's no prospects here seriously.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: AC/DC on December 17, 2004, 06:29:10 PM
My pet peeve of the day: Cars at intersections that think it's ok to pull over the sidewalk and block everyone's path just so they can turn left that much quicker. Last time I checked your supposed to stop at a cross walk .. but apparently not  :?
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Docawesome on December 17, 2004, 06:59:28 PM
Quote from: Jenn#40_fan
It's funny you guys are talking about everyone hooking up - I was talking about it with a couple of my friends today. Almost everyone is hooking up these days and getting married. Me and my other friend who is also single were lamenting about it...it's actually a conversation we seem to have fairly often.

We've come to the conclusion that there are absolutely NO guys in Ottawa and we're gonna have to look further afield...I mean there's no prospects here seriously.


We're everywhere! Wherever there is a pretty girl, we have a man working on the situation. We honk our horns to serve you better!
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on December 17, 2004, 07:09:48 PM
Dec. 17th being the firts day you cna go christmas shopping, and then having no clue what to get eveyrbody. Spending 4 hours in two different malls and only buying two gifts :S
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on December 17, 2004, 07:10:07 PM
Quote from: Docawesome
Quote from: Jenn#40_fan
It's funny you guys are talking about everyone hooking up - I was talking about it with a couple of my friends today. Almost everyone is hooking up these days and getting married. Me and my other friend who is also single were lamenting about it...it's actually a conversation we seem to have fairly often.

We've come to the conclusion that there are absolutely NO guys in Ottawa and we're gonna have to look further afield...I mean there's no prospects here seriously.


We're everywhere! Wherever there is a pretty girl, we have a man working on the situation. We honk our horns to serve you better!

Just move to Oshawa.  No, don't ... I wouldn't want to do that to you (Jenn)


Making plans to come home early to see your friends ... and missing two days of work where they really could have used me, only to find out that my friends are no where to be found.

UGH.  I'm so frustrated.  And now I feel like even more crap for not going to work ... Saturday's going to be one busy night.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Jenn_#11fan on December 18, 2004, 12:34:54 PM
Quote from: Docawesome
Quote from: Jenn#40_fan
It's funny you guys are talking about everyone hooking up - I was talking about it with a couple of my friends today. Almost everyone is hooking up these days and getting married. Me and my other friend who is also single were lamenting about it...it's actually a conversation we seem to have fairly often.

We've come to the conclusion that there are absolutely NO guys in Ottawa and we're gonna have to look further afield...I mean there's no prospects here seriously.


We're everywhere! Wherever there is a pretty girl, we have a man working on the situation. We honk our horns to serve you better!


LOL!  :lol: Riiiight.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ProudSensFanSinceDay1 on December 19, 2004, 12:15:46 PM
*sighs*

Boys.

I know this is a recurring theme for me in this thread, and I'm sorry. I'll stop at one point. I hope.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Docawesome on December 20, 2004, 01:15:50 AM
Quote from: ProudSensFanSinceDay1
*sighs*

Boys.

I know this is a recurring theme for me in this thread, and I'm sorry. I'll stop at one point. I hope.


Girls.

Just to add some balance to the conversation.  :lol:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: AC/DC on December 20, 2004, 02:55:50 AM
Quote from: Broken Bones
Dec. 17th being the firts day you cna go christmas shopping, and then having no clue what to get eveyrbody. Spending 4 hours in two different malls and only buying two gifts :S
My pet peeve = People who use poor grammar and/or spelling.  :lol:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on December 20, 2004, 08:06:43 AM
-38 degree weather.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: brucegarrioch on December 20, 2004, 08:31:19 AM
Losing 45 dollars in three hands of blackjack. My friend was up 160 dollars,  not including the 60 he started with, and lost everything.

I laughed a little inside.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on December 20, 2004, 08:33:28 AM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
-38 degree weather.


Make that -46 ..... why'd I come back to Ottawa?!?

Bruce, thats because you're a jerk.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on December 20, 2004, 08:34:32 AM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Quote from: SzuperChicky
-38 degree weather.


Make that -46 ..... why'd I come back to Ottawa?!? quote]

To see us!! :lol:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: BlindDruid on December 22, 2004, 01:43:08 PM
Snow storms.....
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Nolan_18 on December 22, 2004, 03:06:55 PM
Umm...Flavoured Vodka, like Raspberry or Vanilla.  So disgustingly gross.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ProudSensFanSinceDay1 on December 22, 2004, 08:01:13 PM
Quote from: Nolan_18
Umm...Flavoured Vodka, like Raspberry or Vanilla.  So disgustingly gross.


oOooOoH I saw those bottles at the LCBO. Looked good to me! It's really that gross?
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Nolan_18 on December 23, 2004, 12:54:50 AM
Well depends on how you are going to drink it.....I guess....

If you're going to mix it, there's no point in buying flavoured vodka, seriously, vanilla vodka and coke does not and will never taste like vanilla coke, or any better or worse. Nor will mixing raspberry vodka and coke have a tasty outcome.


If you are drinking straight then it makes a little more sense, as it masks the taste of the alcohol.  But seriously, what kind of man (i could understand if you would proudsensfan, as you are of the female gender) would buy Flavoured vodka and still have dignity!  

Just plain vodka all the way, or better yet, whiskey, good ole whiskey.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on December 24, 2004, 06:57:47 PM
I just got home from dinner at Pizza Hut with my parents (how Christmasy I know! ;)).  On our way there something really bothered me and everyone else around.  As we were pulling up to the entrance, diagonally across the street we saw smoke - there were at least 4 firetrucks + ambulance + police across the street.  We got into the restuarant, and were sat down near the window.  We could see flames.  During our dinner at least 4 more firetrucks and other response vehicles drove by.

It's bad when one house catches on fire, but even worse when it spreads to another house.  The worst thing was that there were condos/townhouses -- about 8 or so connected together. ... I guess its even worse when it happens on Christmas Eve.

I just hope this was an accident that caused this and not something that could have been prevented.

Be careful.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ice_queen on December 25, 2004, 05:30:41 PM
When your stove breaks Christmas morning when you try to put the turkey in.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on December 26, 2004, 09:25:10 AM
Having a family member spend Dec. 23rd, 24th, 25th and a portion of the 26th in the hospital. She was moving furniture and it fell on her and broke her arm so bad she needed surgery to get a plate put in. Due to other emergencies she kept be pushed back for her surgery. Last night was the last night she could have gone in so they had no choice because they only have a 72 hour limit with a broken arm.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Dagwood on December 26, 2004, 09:58:10 AM
Quote from: Broken Bones
Having a family member spend Dec. 23rd, 24th, 25th and a portion of the 26th in the hospital. She was moving furniture and it fell on her and broke her arm so bad she needed surgery to get a plate put in. Due to other emergencies she kept be pushed back for her surgery. Last night was the last night she could have gone in so they had no choice because they only have a 72 hour limit with a broken arm.


Glad to hear she'll be ok. Is she aware of your Nick on this board :shock:

I had a near death experience myself, read the "What did you get for Christmas Thread"  :lol:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on December 26, 2004, 11:59:53 AM
She isn't aware of my nickname on this thread, but it is a family joke with how I am the one who always brakes something.  How the tables have turned ;)
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on December 28, 2004, 02:45:48 PM
Parents that continue to play Christmas music 3 days after Christmas is over....
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: JustLearning on December 31, 2004, 03:03:01 PM
Having the flu over the Christmas holidays :evil:  :evil:  :evil:


It's one way to lose 5 lbs but I don't recommend it :?
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: BlindDruid on December 31, 2004, 06:41:40 PM
Just coming back from a Chinese Buffet house and eating way to much and knowing that tomorrow there is a big goose dinner a the in-laws.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on December 31, 2004, 11:16:32 PM
Quote from: BlindDruid
Just coming back from a Chinese Buffet house and eating way to much and knowing that tomorrow there is a big goose dinner a the in-laws.


It's too easy to over-eat at those buffets. I remember almost puking on my out of a Chinese restaurant more than once...
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: BlindDruid on January 05, 2005, 09:55:48 PM
When you are told that the complete yearly budget has been spent and the fiscal year starts in May.   :shock:  :(  :evil:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SnydleyWhiplash on January 05, 2005, 10:26:33 PM
Pet peeve: When a just-turned 16 year old girl talks to you dirty when you're clearly almost into your twenties, and makes me feel too uncomfortable, and awkward, and want to drink massive amounts of alcohol therefore turning me into a boozehound.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on January 05, 2005, 10:37:55 PM
Quote from: SnydleyWhiplash
Pet peeve: When a just-turned 16 year old girl talks to you dirty when you're clearly almost into your twenties, and makes me feel too uncomfortable, and awkward, and want to drink massive amounts of alcohol therefore turning me into a boozehound.


You are dirty.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SnydleyWhiplash on January 05, 2005, 11:37:18 PM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
You are dirty.

No no, you've got it backwards: Bruce is the one who likes getting younger girls to dirty-talk him to bed, and I'm the classy one -- You've gotta get it right, or I'm never gonna hear the end of it!
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on January 05, 2005, 11:41:44 PM
Quote from: SnydleyWhiplash
Quote from: SzuperChicky
You are dirty.

No no, you've got it backwards: Bruce is the one who likes getting younger girls to dirty-talk him to bed, and I'm the classy one -- You've gotta get it right, or I'm never gonna hear the end of it!


Classy, eh?  Bahaha.  You're funny.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SnydleyWhiplash on January 05, 2005, 11:43:00 PM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Classy, eh?  Bahaha.  You're funny.

BD, I'd like to put this quote down as a pet peeve!
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on January 05, 2005, 11:44:14 PM
Quote from: SnydleyWhiplash
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Classy, eh?  Bahaha.  You're funny.

BD, I'd like to put this quote down as a pet peeve!


AH, let me finish. Funny...looking
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SnydleyWhiplash on January 05, 2005, 11:45:24 PM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Quote from: SnydleyWhiplash
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Classy, eh?  Bahaha.  You're funny.

BD, I'd like to put this quote down as a pet peeve!


AH, let me finish. Funny...looking

BD, I'd like to put everything Szup says down as a pet peeve.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on January 06, 2005, 11:20:13 AM
Quote from: SnydleyWhiplash
Pet peeve: When a just-turned 16 year old girl talks to you dirty when you're clearly almost into your twenties, and makes me feel too uncomfortable, and awkward, and want to drink massive amounts of alcohol therefore turning me into a boozehound.


Just send her over to bruce...
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Jenn_#11fan on January 06, 2005, 06:55:31 PM
octranspo

This time it's so bad that I can't even be bothered to write this HUUUUUUGE rant about all the things that have gone wrong with that f*cking piece of shit they like to call "service" the past 2 days. It's so bad that I'm tempted to complain because it was beyond insane, but I don't know if it's worth the time and effort.

I'm too exhausted, I've wasted enough energy on it already.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: brucegarrioch on January 06, 2005, 07:39:40 PM
Quote from: operasen
Quote from: SnydleyWhiplash
Pet peeve: When a just-turned 16 year old girl talks to you dirty when you're clearly almost into your twenties, and makes me feel too uncomfortable, and awkward, and want to drink massive amounts of alcohol therefore turning me into a boozehound.


Just send her over to bruce...


Hey now, I have my limits. In a related story, this girl that I drooled over from afar in my World History class last semester showed up in my Economics class today and started talking to me! Granted she asked if I was at the last class, and since this was the first one I was disappointed that she was retarded, but I'm chalking it up to her just wanting to talk.

My pet peeve: people who wear those beaver pelt hats. The first sign of snow suddenly becomes a license for people to dress like a God forsaken fur trader. I can't stand looking at the back of someones head and seeing a spooted tailing hanging there.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on January 07, 2005, 12:15:26 AM
I just had a 17 year old hit on me before the game tonight, which really isn't that bad if you think about it - it's only two years ... but its still awkward.  Perceptions are odd.  Maybe a lot had to do with who he was.  Just going off of looks, he was definitely decent!  ;) Then you get the 50-60 year old (and sometimes dirty) men hitting on you ... and that's just disturbing.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SnydleyWhiplash on January 07, 2005, 12:40:47 AM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
I just had a 17 year old hit on me before the game tonight, which really isn't that bad if you think about it - it's only two years ... but its still awkward.  Perceptions are odd.  Maybe a lot had to do with who he was.  Just going off of looks, he was definitely decent!  ;)

Okay, something obviously happened. Cough it up.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on January 07, 2005, 01:06:39 AM
Quote from: SnydleyWhiplash
Quote from: SzuperChicky
I just had a 17 year old hit on me before the game tonight, which really isn't that bad if you think about it - it's only two years ... but its still awkward.  Perceptions are odd.  Maybe a lot had to do with who he was.  Just going off of looks, he was definitely decent!  ;)

Okay, something obviously happened. Cough it up.

No no, definiely nothing what you're thinking!  I keep professional relationships :P.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SnydleyWhiplash on January 07, 2005, 09:12:37 AM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
No no, definiely nothing what you're thinking!  I keep professional relationships :P.

Well, strippers are professional...
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on January 07, 2005, 09:17:31 AM
Quote from: SnydleyWhiplash
Quote from: SzuperChicky
No no, definiely nothing what you're thinking!  I keep professional relationships :P.

Well, strippers are professional...

Not all of them,  :lol:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on January 07, 2005, 09:25:27 AM
Quote from: SnydleyWhiplash

Okay, something obviously happened. Cough it up.


Sounds like a fur ball.

The 17 year olds are never the problem, its the 42 year olds.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SnydleyWhiplash on January 07, 2005, 09:26:00 AM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Not all of them,  :lol:

This is true.

Uhh, well I hope you have a good day in class, or getting your freak on with 16 year olds, or whatever it is you do these days! I'm fresh out of things to say, and need to get to work anyhow.

Peace.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on January 07, 2005, 10:08:32 AM
Quote from: SnydleyWhiplash
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Not all of them,  :lol:

This is true.

Uhh, well I hope you have a good day in class, or getting your freak on with 16 year olds, or whatever it is you do these days! I'm fresh out of things to say, and need to get to work anyhow.

Peace.


I have the day off.  :D
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: AC/DC on January 07, 2005, 02:48:56 PM
Yay it's snowing. No school for me today  :D
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on January 07, 2005, 02:53:51 PM
Quote from: AC/DC
Yay it's snowing. No school for me today  :D


How much snow?
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on January 07, 2005, 02:57:32 PM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Quote from: AC/DC
Yay it's snowing. No school for me today  :D


How much snow?


It's Vancouver, so it must be an inch or so. :lol:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on January 08, 2005, 06:25:36 AM
Quote from: Metalhawk

It's Vancouver, so it must be an inch or so. :lol:


Your actually probably right, but i think they got more than just an inch. I used to live out there, it didn't take much to close schools. Heck the city where I lived and teh city across the river shard a total of 5 snow plows.... how sad is that.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on January 08, 2005, 11:31:19 AM
Quote from: Broken Bones
Quote from: Metalhawk

It's Vancouver, so it must be an inch or so. :lol:


Your actually probably right, but i think they got more than just an inch. I used to live out there, it didn't take much to close schools. Heck the city where I lived and teh city across the river shard a total of 5 snow plows.... how sad is that.


I don't know if we can call that "sad". After all, cities have budgets, and since snow is an abnormality in Vancouver and area, there's no point in spending money to purchase and maintain a hundred snow plows.

That being said, I always find it so funny when they cancel and close everything because of a couple inches of snow. :lol:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ice_queen on January 09, 2005, 02:25:26 PM
My pet peeve is a combination of the professors I had last semester and the University of Ottawa's infoweb.  Just post my marks!!!!!   I only have 1 mark in and it's soooooo irritating because I was finished my exams on the 15th of December!  Grrrrr.    :evil:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: brucegarrioch on January 09, 2005, 02:56:03 PM
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My pet peeve is a combination of the professors I had last semester and the University of Ottawa's infoweb.  Just post my marks!!!!!   I only have 1 mark in and it's soooooo irritating because I was finished my exams on the 15th of December!  Grrrrr.    :evil:


Yep, I have only mark in too. I got butchered by Piva! Granted, I didn't study for either the final or the midterm and did my essay three days before it was due, but it is lower than I expected.

By the way, Ice Queen, do you still have the map assignments from the post-1945 class kicking around? You mentioned you did before, so do you think I could grab those from you at some point?
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ice_queen on January 09, 2005, 03:03:30 PM
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Yep, I have only mark in too. I got butchered by Piva! Granted, I didn't study for either the final or the midterm and did my essay three days before it was due, but it is lower than I expected.

By the way, Ice Queen, do you still have the map assignments from the post-1945 class kicking around? You mentioned you did before, so do you think I could grab those from you at some point?


That sucks about Piva.  What did you do your essay on?

I think I have some notes and a map assignment or two on my computer, did you want me to e-mail them to you?
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SnydleyWhiplash on January 09, 2005, 03:36:23 PM
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By the way, Ice Queen, do you still have the map assignments from the post-1945 class kicking around?

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Did you want me to e-mail them to you?

Subject A is in heat.
Subject B is innocent.

Ladies and gentlemen, a sex scene is born.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on January 09, 2005, 03:39:46 PM
bown-chicka-wown-wown

How do you spell that?
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: BlindDruid on January 11, 2005, 06:17:39 PM
No hockey.....
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on January 11, 2005, 06:22:06 PM
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No hockey.....


Is Elmira near OS?
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: brucegarrioch on January 11, 2005, 10:09:55 PM
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That sucks about Piva.  What did you do your essay on?

I think I have some notes and a map assignment or two on my computer, did you want me to e-mail them to you?


It does suck, and now I have him again this semester. I did my essay on the Russo-Japaense War. I actually thought it was fairly well done.

Whatever notes you have, but preferably map assignments, just send to my e-mail as a word file and that'd be perfect. Much thanks.

Do you know how to access virtual campus? My communications prof went off on it all last semester and I didn't check it once, but now my economics prof says he's using it to host various assignments as well as the syllabus, which he didn't hand out in class.

PS- Snydes and Szuper, you're both dinks.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on January 11, 2005, 10:11:10 PM
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That sucks about Piva.  What did you do your essay on?

I think I have some notes and a map assignment or two on my computer, did you want me to e-mail them to you?


It does suck, and now I have him again this semester. I did my essay on the Russo-Japaense War. I actually thought it was fairly well done.

Whatever notes you have, but preferably map assignments, just send to my e-mail as a word file and that'd be perfect. Much thanks.

Do you know how to access virtual campus? My communications prof went off on it all last semester and I didn't check it once, but now my economics prof says he's using it to host various assignments as well as the syllabus, which he didn't hand out in class.

PS- Snydes and Szuper, you're both dinks.


You're a chicken plucker.

Piva  :D  = Matt Piva (to me) = scores on his own net in a game Gens @ 67's... sadly, he's better than half the Gens team.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: BlindDruid on January 11, 2005, 10:20:48 PM
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No hockey.....


Is Elmira near OS?


Elmira is just north of Waterloo.  Where is OS?
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: brucegarrioch on January 11, 2005, 10:21:35 PM
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No hockey.....


Is Elmira near OS?


Elmira is just north of Waterloo.  Where is OS?


I think she means Owen Sound. Do you own a horse and buggy?
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on January 11, 2005, 10:32:11 PM
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No hockey.....


Is Elmira near OS?


Elmira is just north of Waterloo.  Where is OS?


I think she means Owen Sound. Do you own a horse and buggy?


I thought I edited that :?, yup, I meant Owen Sound.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: BlindDruid on January 12, 2005, 08:13:44 AM
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No hockey.....


Is Elmira near OS?


Elmira is just north of Waterloo.  Where is OS?


I think she means Owen Sound. Do you own a horse and buggy?


I thought I edited that :?, yup, I meant Owen Sound.


Owen Sound is about 2 hours north of here.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on January 12, 2005, 09:57:51 AM
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No hockey.....


Is Elmira near OS?


Elmira is just north of Waterloo.  Where is OS?


I think she means Owen Sound. Do you own a horse and buggy?


The question was more around the buggy whip I'm sure... 8)
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on January 12, 2005, 02:08:37 PM
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No hockey.....


Is Elmira near OS?


Elmira is just north of Waterloo.  Where is OS?


I think she means Owen Sound. Do you own a horse and buggy?


I thought I edited that :?, yup, I meant Owen Sound.


Owen Sound is about 2 hours north of here.


I thought it was closer, maybe I got my facts mixed up a little with Dan Snyder and Rodney Bauman...

I was going to say you could go to Owen Sound games, who are probably the team in the O that best matches the Knights.. but even Kitchener isn't doing to bad.  They always have great crowds and also have Team Canada captain, Mike Richards.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: BlindDruid on January 12, 2005, 02:19:04 PM
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No hockey.....


Is Elmira near OS?


Elmira is just north of Waterloo.  Where is OS?


I think she means Owen Sound. Do you own a horse and buggy?


I thought I edited that :?, yup, I meant Owen Sound.


Owen Sound is about 2 hours north of here.


I thought it was closer, maybe I got my facts mixed up a little with Dan Snyder and Rodney Bauman...

I was going to say you could go to Owen Sound games, who are probably the team in the O that best matches the Knights.. but even Kitchener isn't doing to bad.  They always have great crowds and also have Team Canada captain, Mike Richards.


Actually for really good hockey these guys kick butt.  http://www.kings.on.ca/

The place is always packed...  in fact they are looking at perhaps building a new arena for them in the next few years.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on January 12, 2005, 02:23:05 PM
Quote from: BlindDruid
Actually for really good hockey these guys kick butt.  http://www.kings.on.ca/

The place is always packed...  in fact they are looking at perhaps building a new arena for them in the next few years.


:lol: Sugar Kings, I love it.

Is this tier II?
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: BlindDruid on January 12, 2005, 02:25:45 PM
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Actually for really good hockey these guys kick butt.  http://www.kings.on.ca/

The place is always packed...  in fact they are looking at perhaps building a new arena for them in the next few years.


:lol: Sugar Kings, I love it.

Is this tier II?


It's the Midwestern Junior B division.  I'm not sure what you mean by tier II.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on January 12, 2005, 02:42:01 PM
Quote from: BlindDruid
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Actually for really good hockey these guys kick butt.  http://www.kings.on.ca/

The place is always packed...  in fact they are looking at perhaps building a new arena for them in the next few years.


:lol: Sugar Kings, I love it.

Is this tier II?


It's the Midwestern Junior B division.  I'm not sure what you mean by tier II.


Tier II is basically Junior B, league under the OHL basically ... so that league is pretty much the same as the CJHL in Ottawa
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: BlindDruid on January 12, 2005, 02:43:13 PM
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Actually for really good hockey these guys kick butt.  http://www.kings.on.ca/

The place is always packed...  in fact they are looking at perhaps building a new arena for them in the next few years.


:lol: Sugar Kings, I love it.

Is this tier II?


It's the Midwestern Junior B division.  I'm not sure what you mean by tier II.


Tier II is basically Junior B, league under the OHL basically ... so that league is pretty much the same as the CJHL in Ottawa



Then I guess the answer to your question is ......   YES....   :D
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SnydleyWhiplash on January 12, 2005, 06:04:43 PM
What gets me creased: Drivers who take up the whole road (usually only bothers me in the winter when there's big piles of snow that I basically have to drive into just to let a middle-street driver get passed me). This happened at least 6 times this afternoon on my way home from work.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on January 13, 2005, 10:25:23 AM
Rule of thumb is, if you can see the lines use the lanes, if the lines are not clearly visable then you are to drive whre the traffic creates a "path"

What I would have done is if you could see the lines and you had a 'middle street driver' on yrou rear, just stay in your lane and let him/her make the pass. Why shoudl you do any compensating when somebody wants to pass you?

What I really hate is when your in 'rush house' traffic and the weather is bad, you have a driver who is constantly changing lanes so they are always in the lane that is moving. Just piss off, be patient like everybody else, and you'll get there!
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: fisher12 on January 13, 2005, 02:56:45 PM
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My pet peeve: people who wear those beaver pelt hats. The first sign of snow suddenly becomes a license for people to dress like a God forsaken fur trader. I can't stand looking at the back of someones head and seeing a spooted tailing hanging there.


Brucey, Brucey, Brucey. You've got it all wrong. Beaver pelt hats are hot. Check out this photo, buddy.  :D
(http://cache.aftenposten.no/multimedia/archive/00249/Skimote_L110bikini0_249882h.jpg)
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SnydleyWhiplash on January 13, 2005, 04:51:32 PM
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What I would have done is if you could see the lines and you had a 'middle street driver' on yrou rear, just stay in your lane and let him/her make the pass. Why shoudl you do any compensating when somebody wants to pass you?

Not passing me from behind, but passing me from the other direction. That's what I meant.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on January 13, 2005, 08:14:55 PM
Ohhh I see now i see how that could really piss a person off.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: BlindDruid on January 17, 2005, 10:11:49 AM
In the middle of the night you are partially woken up by someone's hoarse deep coughing and it really annoys you and when you are finally awake enough you realize the coughing is coming from yourself.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: brucegarrioch on January 17, 2005, 06:57:04 PM
My society and environment professor. A really nice guy who loves the material, but is just pure fubar. The man sends out academic hugs for God sakes!
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ice_queen on January 17, 2005, 11:53:30 PM
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The man sends out academic hugs for God sakes!


Acedemic hugs?  :?


I am annnoyed with girls who have massive back-packs for school, yet they feel the need to carry thier purse around with them, it's even worse if it's a brand name purse.  Why would you do that?  Are you a pack mule?  Your bag is big enough to fit a person in it, there is no way your lip gloss and wallet don't fit.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on January 18, 2005, 07:23:20 AM
7:00am Fire Alarms.
Someone here in rez is going to suffer big time....
Did I mention that its -25, - 35 with the windchill??????????
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on January 18, 2005, 08:43:14 AM
Szuper, was it a fire drill, or was there smoke that actually set off the alarm or was it some jack ass who thought they would play a good prank?

PP: Getting sick the day after you made a plan to miss a day of class later this week to teach the girlfriend how to snowboard :( I feel like crap but I just hope I feel better by thursday so I can go.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on January 18, 2005, 08:51:34 AM
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Szuper, was it a fire drill, or was there smoke that actually set off the alarm or was it some jack ass who thought they would play a good prank?

PP: Getting sick the day after you made a plan to miss a day of class later this week to teach the girlfriend how to snowboard :( I feel like crap but I just hope I feel better by thursday so I can go.


I assume that someone had burnt toast and their alarm went off, but opened their door to air out the room, which would turn on the alarm for the whole building.  I'm surrounded by idiots  :lol:, they've been told that happens and that's one big reason you need to keep your door shut.

Anyway, get well.  I can't tell if I'm getting a cold or not, I don't know what it is... but surely after this morning...

My roommate is also a troll...
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on January 18, 2005, 02:53:04 PM
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.....  Your bag is big enough to fit a person in it, there is no way your lip gloss and wallet don't fit.


Maybe it is a guy...one of those kind BG keeps for sport. 8)
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: rose on January 19, 2005, 08:53:45 AM
Being in a tournament over the weekend and being guaranteed three games, two of which are at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday...being played in Hawkesbury.  There are eight teams in our division....would it be too much to ask that at least four of the teams get an 8:00 a.m. start over the course of the two days?  At least half of the teams in the division have a shorter driving distance than we do.  We are not staying overnight since Hawkesbury is "driveable" (and we do try to keep costs down for our parents) and also because there is not much in the way of places to stay there.  Very early mornings for me this weekend!
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on January 21, 2005, 03:05:40 AM
Hunter Hockey
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on January 21, 2005, 08:00:57 AM
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Hunter Hockey


Sounds like a rad idea.  How many shells for each stick?  How many points for a goalie?  Can you mount them (on the wall bruce)?  How do penalities work?  X Box is gonna love it.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: brucegarrioch on January 21, 2005, 09:21:40 AM
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Hunter Hockey


I'm only aware of Milf Hunter.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on January 21, 2005, 01:45:48 PM
Hunter = Dale Hunter (just for those who weren't aware)

I like how his players fights fans in the stands...

I won't continue, it'll just piss me off.  God, I can't imagine if they pulled this shit off on Ottawa -- I'd be just flamming.  I guess I'll have to wait til Sunday to see... if you see someone get kicked out of the Civic Centre - it just might be me :D.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SnydleyWhiplash on January 21, 2005, 02:57:26 PM
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Hunter Hockey


I'm only aware of Milf Hunter.


LOL!!!!
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SnydleyWhiplash on January 29, 2005, 11:47:32 AM
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Everything's about you.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on January 29, 2005, 12:07:10 PM
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I like men.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: BlindDruid on February 08, 2005, 08:27:38 AM
Coughs that wont go away
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: JustLearning on February 08, 2005, 09:57:41 AM
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Coughs that wont go away
I've had mone for almost 4 months now and it's getting rather tiring to say the least :evil:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on February 08, 2005, 10:16:15 AM
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Coughs that wont go away
I've had mone for almost 4 months now and it's getting rather tiring to say the least :evil:


More alcohol - douse those germs 8)
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: JustLearning on February 08, 2005, 10:57:31 AM
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Coughs that wont go away
I've had mone for almost 4 months now and it's getting rather tiring to say the least :evil:


More alcohol - douse those germs 8)
Sounds like a perfect prescription to me and I think I have the makings for a HUGE Margarita in the cupboard. I'm sure it's after 6 p.m. somewhere in the world :D
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on February 08, 2005, 11:18:13 AM
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Coughs that wont go away
I've had mone for almost 4 months now and it's getting rather tiring to say the least :evil:


More alcohol - douse those germs 8)
Sounds like a perfect prescription to me and I think I have the makings for a HUGE Margarita in the cupboard. I'm sure it's after 6 p.m. somewhere in the world :D


Yeah, rimmer salt should help a lot too - good idea.  better make enough for a few...night 8)
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: OS on February 08, 2005, 02:12:44 PM
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Being in a tournament over the weekend and being guaranteed three games, two of which are at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday...being played in Hawkesbury.  There are eight teams in our division....would it be too much to ask that at least four of the teams get an 8:00 a.m. start over the course of the two days?  At least half of the teams in the division have a shorter driving distance than we do.  We are not staying overnight since Hawkesbury is "driveable" (and we do try to keep costs down for our parents) and also because there is not much in the way of places to stay there.  Very early mornings for me this weekend!


And let me guess, the Hawkesury team didn't hit the ice until 10 AM or later.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: BlindDruid on February 24, 2005, 12:13:52 PM
Having a cold that keeps recycling itself within the family.  Damm sore throat again.....
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: JustLearning on February 24, 2005, 12:38:09 PM
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Having a cold that keeps recycling itself within the family.  Damm sore throat again.....
That's the problem with being forced to stay indoors so much...Lord I wish Spring would get here :?

I'VE HAD ENOUGH WINTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :evil:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: rose on February 24, 2005, 12:40:28 PM
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Being in a tournament over the weekend and being guaranteed three games, two of which are at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday...being played in Hawkesbury.  There are eight teams in our division....would it be too much to ask that at least four of the teams get an 8:00 a.m. start over the course of the two days?  At least half of the teams in the division have a shorter driving distance than we do.  We are not staying overnight since Hawkesbury is "driveable" (and we do try to keep costs down for our parents) and also because there is not much in the way of places to stay there.  Very early mornings for me this weekend!


And let me guess, the Hawkesury team didn't hit the ice until 10 AM or later.


Actually, this was a basketball tournament and, on the Saturday, the hosting Hawkesbury team were our opponents for that first game.  However, they did put the host team in the Single A division when they are ranked provincially as a Double A team...so, needless to say, they cleaned up and made it to the finals!  I know that hosting teams will often try to find as many advantages as possible,  I find it annoying when it's blatant. Oh well!  We'll look for another tournament to fill that particular weekend next year.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: BlindDruid on February 24, 2005, 10:26:10 PM
Tomorrow is our designated "Heritage Day" off and I am so not feeling well..
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: brucegarrioch on February 25, 2005, 07:05:00 AM
It's 7:00am and you've already been at work for an hour and a half, and been awake since 4:45am.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: rose on February 25, 2005, 01:26:27 PM
Adults attending a Novice girls basketball game who boo the foul shooter (an eight year old) when she is at the line for her first shot because the so-called adults (from the opposing team) disagreed with the ref's call.  The booing so unnerved the player that she broke down in tears.

The 'good news' (if that is possible) is that the ref walked over to the stands and threw out every parent from that team and then had the gal take her shots (she made both of them...good for her!).  And her team went on to win.

Some people really, really have to get a grip! :evil:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: OS on February 25, 2005, 01:32:16 PM
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Adults attending a Novice girls basketball game who boo the foul shooter (an eight year old) when she is at the line for her first shot because the so-called adults (from the opposing team) disagreed with the ref's call.  The booing so unnerved the player that she broke down in tears.

The 'good news' (if that is possible) is that the ref walked over to the stands and threw out every parent from that team and then had the gal take her shots (she made both of them...good for her!).  And her team went on to win.

Some people really, really have to get a grip! :evil:


Great to here the refs response Rose. My daughter plays baskteball too and I like the way the reffing is done in Gloucester.  At every game in addition to the refs calling the game there is an adult ref supervisor who provides feedback and helps the refs out.  Parents can see that the refs are getting training and it makes it easier for them to go with the flow.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: JustLearning on February 25, 2005, 01:40:19 PM
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...the ref walked over to the stands and threw out every parent from that team...
That's the way it should be. You don't often hear about ref's doing the 'right thing' when it's called for and this one should be proud...GOOD FOR HIM/HER :thumbsup:  

We need more refs like this one and fewer parents like those who were  thrown out.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: rose on February 25, 2005, 01:54:15 PM
I agree...although one of the toughest things a ref can do - at least some - is throw people out of the area of play, especially nowadays.

My daughter is currently embroiled in a soccer reffing situation where she filed a report on an out-of-control coach who she had thrown out of a game at the Dome.  The 'details' of why she threw him out are not really important because, since I didn't witness the game, I can't honestly say that her "non-call" on a play warranted all the screaming and yelling that ensued.  But she had heard enough (she's the first to admit that in her seven years of reffing she has no doubt missed calls!) and asked him to leave.  He, of course, disagreed (as did his parents) but she was using her 'best judgement' since he had become a distraction to the players on the field with his protestations from the sidelines about her lack of ability to ref a game.

When she went to the office to file her game reports for the three consecutive games she had just completed, who comes charging in but the "thrown out" coach and he went right up to her face, yelling and screaming, hurling invective and being overall very threatening.  The admin. person in the office asked him to leave.  He wouldn't.  While he was mid-scream, my daughter grabbed her stuff and made it out of there.  When she got to her car in the parking lot, several of his parents continued on (guess they followed her out).  The game in question, by the way, ended in a draw.  When she got home, she filed a special incident report.  Turns out the admin. person did as well.  Now the coach is facing disciplinary action.  He has since emailed an "apology".  Yeah, right.  That makes things all right.

Is it any wonder leagues have problems training/keeping refs?  My daughter has faced this before (and thrown coaches out before) and she intends to keep reffing.  But it certainly is not worth the $15/game they get in the long run.  She is the first to admit there are more 'good coaches and parents' than bad ones....it's just that the bad ones are sooooo bad.  Granted some would say that some bad refs are very, very bad but do yourself a favour.   They have a whistle...they ultimately will make the calls that they do.  If you disagree, file a complaint and the really bad refs will either get sorted out and dismissed (as most leagues will send out supervisors to verify/help correct mistakes, etc.) or at least have brought to their attention what they are lacking.  Screaming and yelling from the sidelines, using foul and abusive language, etc. will not help improve the ref pool....it will just decrease the number of refs in it.  

/rant off.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: brucegarrioch on February 25, 2005, 02:11:14 PM
Want me to go beat up the coach for your daughter, Rose?
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: kissmeimasensfan on February 25, 2005, 02:18:12 PM
My pet peeve is meeting creepy people and having them kiss your hand like they're being all suave and gentlemanly.  Umm, I'm too polite to do anything except smile politely, but what I want to say is you're weird and stop touching me.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: rose on February 25, 2005, 02:37:33 PM
Quote from: brucegarrioch
Want me to go beat up the coach for your daughter, Rose?


Not sure about that, BG....but maybe you could accompany her and act as her BG so I don't worry about her in the isolated parking lot. :wink:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: rose on February 25, 2005, 02:40:47 PM
Quote from: kissmeimasensfan
My pet peeve is meeting creepy people and having them kiss your hand like they're being all suave and gentlemanly.  Umm, I'm too polite to do anything except smile politely, but what I want to say is you're weird and stop touching me.


My hubby would probably agree with you KMIASF!  When we were out for Valentine's Day dinner, the waiter seemed kind of 'sweet' on my hubby!  I had a good chuckle.  But it was really creeping him out that whenever the waiter took an order, before he left our table he would give my hubby's shoulder a little touch, which eventually became a little squeeze, for the entire evening!  Hubby was trying to take it in stride, as it were....but he was sure glad to get out of there that night!!  He didn't want to cause a scene...but he, too, wished the guy would just take our orders and stop with all the touching! :D
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on February 25, 2005, 03:00:27 PM
Quote from: rose
Quote from: kissmeimasensfan
My pet peeve is meeting creepy people and having them kiss your hand like they're being all suave and gentlemanly.  Umm, I'm too polite to do anything except smile politely, but what I want to say is you're weird and stop touching me.


My hubby would probably agree with you KMIASF!  When we were out for Valentine's Day dinner, the waiter seemed kind of 'sweet' on my hubby!  I had a good chuckle.  But it was really creeping him out that whenever the waiter took an order, before he left our table he would give my hubby's shoulder a little touch, which eventually became a little squeeze, for the entire evening!  Hubby was trying to take it in stride, as it were....but he was sure glad to get out of there that night!!  He didn't want to cause a scene...but he, too, wished the guy would just take our orders and stop with all the touching! :D


:laughingmatter
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: JustLearning on February 25, 2005, 03:08:11 PM
Quote from: rose
Quote from: kissmeimasensfan
My pet peeve is meeting creepy people and having them kiss your hand like they're being all suave and gentlemanly.  Umm, I'm too polite to do anything except smile politely, but what I want to say is you're weird and stop touching me.


My hubby would probably agree with you KMIASF!  When we were out for Valentine's Day dinner, the waiter seemed kind of 'sweet' on my hubby!  I had a good chuckle.  But it was really creeping him out that whenever the waiter took an order, before he left our table he would give my hubby's shoulder a little touch, which eventually became a little squeeze, for the entire evening!  Hubby was trying to take it in stride, as it were....but he was sure glad to get out of there that night!!  He didn't want to cause a scene...but he, too, wished the guy would just take our orders and stop with all the touching! :D
That is kind of creepy, especially when it's not called for or appreciated.

Between you, me and the lamppost, I do have to mention that I've had my hand kissed by a stranger and thought it was kind of neat. It happened in northern Scotland when my husband and I were on holidays visiting a place called Grant Castle and we stopped to ask a few questions of a very elderly groundskeeper. He tipped his hat, greeted us with a smile and a very pleasant 'Good day Sire' to my husband. He then proceeded to gently take my hand, give it a light kiss and said 'and a very pleasant good day to you miss'. Quite charming actually...I'm still not sure if it was the greeting I liked or the fact he called me 'miss'. These Celts can be quite the charmers when they want to be :lol:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: kissmeimasensfan on February 25, 2005, 03:19:02 PM
Quote from: rose
Quote from: kissmeimasensfan
My pet peeve is meeting creepy people and having them kiss your hand like they're being all suave and gentlemanly.  Umm, I'm too polite to do anything except smile politely, but what I want to say is you're weird and stop touching me.


My hubby would probably agree with you KMIASF!  When we were out for Valentine's Day dinner, the waiter seemed kind of 'sweet' on my hubby!  I had a good chuckle.  But it was really creeping him out that whenever the waiter took an order, before he left our table he would give my hubby's shoulder a little touch, which eventually became a little squeeze, for the entire evening!  Hubby was trying to take it in stride, as it were....but he was sure glad to get out of there that night!!  He didn't want to cause a scene...but he, too, wished the guy would just take our orders and stop with all the touching! :D


 :lol: Exactly the type of thing I'm talking about!  If you don't know somebody, it's better to be safe than sorry and respect their personal space.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: kissmeimasensfan on February 25, 2005, 03:19:54 PM
Quote from: JustLearning
Quote from: rose
Quote from: kissmeimasensfan
My pet peeve is meeting creepy people and having them kiss your hand like they're being all suave and gentlemanly.  Umm, I'm too polite to do anything except smile politely, but what I want to say is you're weird and stop touching me.


My hubby would probably agree with you KMIASF!  When we were out for Valentine's Day dinner, the waiter seemed kind of 'sweet' on my hubby!  I had a good chuckle.  But it was really creeping him out that whenever the waiter took an order, before he left our table he would give my hubby's shoulder a little touch, which eventually became a little squeeze, for the entire evening!  Hubby was trying to take it in stride, as it were....but he was sure glad to get out of there that night!!  He didn't want to cause a scene...but he, too, wished the guy would just take our orders and stop with all the touching! :D
That is kind of creepy, especially when it's not called for or appreciated.

Between you, me and the lamppost, I do have to mention that I've had my hand kissed by a stranger and thought it was kind of neat. It happened in northern Scotland when my husband and I were on holidays visiting a place called Grant Castle and we stopped to ask a few questions of a very elderly groundskeeper. He tipped his hat, greeted us with a smile and a very pleasant 'Good day Sire' to my husband. He then proceeded to gently take my hand, give it a light kiss and said 'and a very pleasant good day to you miss'. Quite charming actually...I'm still not sure if it was the greeting I liked or the fact he called me 'miss'. These Celts can be quite the charmers when they want to be :lol:


Aww that's a nice story, JL.  I'd love to visit Scotland.  And Ireland for that matter.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: JustLearning on February 25, 2005, 03:27:34 PM
Quote from: kissmeimasensfan
I'd love to visit Scotland.  And Ireland for that matter.
I loved my trip to Britain and would be on the next plane there if I didn't hate flying so much and could afford to go again.

Which reminds me ...you can't keep asking the Lord to let you win the lottery if you don't at least meet him half way, so I've got to go out and get my Super 7 tickets :D
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: brucegarrioch on February 25, 2005, 04:52:23 PM
Quote from: rose
Quote from: brucegarrioch
Want me to go beat up the coach for your daughter, Rose?


Not sure about that, BG....but maybe you could accompany her and act as her BG so I don't worry about her in the isolated parking lot. :wink:


Helping a pretty young female ward off angry soccer moms? I'd be more than happy to lend a hand.

There will be a fee.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on February 25, 2005, 06:47:37 PM
Getting sick for the 3rd time in less than 2 months...
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on February 27, 2005, 05:07:27 PM
While being a girl...
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on March 01, 2005, 12:10:07 AM
lol, triple post.

Having an 8am exam when your classes only start at 10am ... then being stuck in class from 10am-6pm ... :?

I can't really call this a pet peeve, but I haven't studied yet because I'm trying to comfort my friend online.  Her roommate passed away on like Saturday or Sunday morning.  I have no idea what to say, but I've been talking to her since at least 9pm.  She's back in Ottawa now, not much I can do right now.  I really hate doing this because I don't think I'm the right person to ever talk to.  It seems like I have never experienced the same thing so it's hard to know what they are going through or what to say.

Anyway, I should really study now...
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: OS on March 01, 2005, 07:24:44 AM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
lol, triple post.

Having an 8am exam when your classes only start at 10am ... then being stuck in class from 10am-6pm ... :?

I can't really call this a pet peeve, but I haven't studied yet because I'm trying to comfort my friend online.  Her roommate passed away on like Saturday or Sunday morning.  I have no idea what to say, but I've been talking to her since at least 9pm.  She's back in Ottawa now, not much I can do right now.  I really hate doing this because I don't think I'm the right person to ever talk to.  It seems like I have never experienced the same thing so it's hard to know what they are going through or what to say.

Anyway, I should really study now...


That's fantastic of you.  Being there is the important thing, what you say isn't that big a deal.  Your doing a great thing by giving her friendship and support during a tough time.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on March 01, 2005, 11:01:21 AM
Sometimes people just need to talk it out and if you are able to listen that's amazing.  You have enough (turmoil) going on with exams and the like.  Multi-tasking is a great talent too by the way.  Take a big breath and smile - you are pretty special.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on March 01, 2005, 11:58:25 AM
Thanks.

I think I passed, but I could have definitely looked over a few more notes as I pulled the answers to 2 10-mark questions right out of my arse.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: JustLearning on March 01, 2005, 02:03:47 PM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Thanks.

I think I passed, but I could have definitely looked over a few more notes as I pulled the answers to 2 10-mark questions right out of my arse.
During a test or exam, I've found that first instinct answers are usually the correct ones. Whenever I'd go back and change something, that's usually when I'd screw up.

As for being there for your friend, that's all you needed to do...be there and listen. You didn't have to talk or try to think of something smart or witty to say, it won't help. You've got good instincts Szuper and whether you thought you were the right person to talk to or not, she thinks you are and that's what matters. Don't underestimate yourself :D
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: TrentBlue on March 01, 2005, 02:15:56 PM
Quote from: JustLearning
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Thanks.

I think I passed, but I could have definitely looked over a few more notes as I pulled the answers to 2 10-mark questions right out of my arse.


During a test or exam, I've found that first instinct answers are usually the correct ones. Whenever I'd go back and change something, that's usually when I'd screw up.



The don't going back and changing it thing has actually been proven JL...more often than not - changing answers will hurt your overall score.  Although that really only has to do with multiple choice tests and I think it sounds as though Szuper was taking a written test.

Szups - good luck with the counselling...I can only imagine it would be extremely tough!
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ice_queen on March 01, 2005, 11:08:22 PM
People calling to do survey's at 9 am, and then try to hit on you.  Here's my recent story:  some guy called today from Carlton asking if he could do some survey thing. As he woke me up, I told him no, I'm tired and wanted to go back to bed. "It would take 5 minutes." "Too bad, I'm exausted." "Are you in bed right now?" "Yes." "What kind of PJs are you wearing?" "I'm not telling you." "Why?" "I don't think my bf would like that very much (not that I have a bf)" "Is he there with you?" "NO! I'm going now, good-bye."  I probably would have hung up sooner had I not been HALF-AWAKE and was trying to understand why this fool was talking to me.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: brucegarrioch on March 01, 2005, 11:12:19 PM
Quote from: ice_queen
People calling to do survey's at 9 am, and then try to hit on you.  Here's my recent story:  some guy called today from Carlton asking if he could do some survey thing. As he woke me up, I told him no, I'm tired and wanted to go back to bed. "It would take 5 minutes." "Too bad, I'm exausted." "Are you in bed right now?" "Yes." "What kind of PJs are you wearing?" "I'm not telling you." "Why?" "I don't think my bf would like that very much (not that I have a bf)" "Is he there with you?" "NO! I'm going now, good-bye."  I probably would have hung up sooner had I not been HALF-AWAKE and was trying to understand why this fool was talking to me.


I can't believe you bought that I worked at Carleton.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SENSfreak_03 on March 02, 2005, 12:09:43 AM
people who dont wipe the snow off their cars. days like today really remind me of that. i see idiots driving around with snow covering their back windows, other windows, lights...you mention it, its been done. leaving it on the roof is annoying to, driving behind people with that is quite annoying

(im sure this has been said before, but i have to say it again :P )
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ice_queen on March 02, 2005, 12:14:25 AM
Quote
I can't believe you bought that I worked at Carleton.


Haha, I knew there was something sketchy about the guy who was calling.   :lol:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on March 02, 2005, 01:42:33 AM
Quote from: SENSfreak_03
people who dont wipe the snow off their cars. days like today really remind me of that. i see idiots driving around with snow covering their back windows, other windows, lights...you mention it, its been done. leaving it on the roof is annoying to, driving behind people with that is quite annoying

(im sure this has been said before, but i have to say it again :P )


No kidding. All they have cleared is half the windshield. Real dangers on the road.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: JustLearning on March 08, 2005, 11:08:52 AM
'Winter', 'Winter, Part 2' and 'Winter Returns, the Sequel'...will it never end :sadthought
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: OS on March 08, 2005, 11:41:10 AM
People who always walk on the road, even when the sidewalks are clear.  They walk the road on major feeder streets.  Love the guy dressed in black walking his black dog on a cloudy night coming around a corner that is almost blind due to the high sidewalks.   He has more faith in my driving than I do.  No worries, if my vehicle slips the snowbanks will keep me sliding in the roadway so I can take you out for sure.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on March 09, 2005, 10:51:25 AM
The 3 little punks who threw an egg at my car.  I don't think that they'll be doing that again anytime soon considering they didn't expect that anyone would actually hunt them down.

They still got away, but the absolute fear in their eyes when they saw me turn the corner and go after them when they thought that they had safely gotten away was priceless.  It was more than worth the $3.00 it cost me to clean the egg from the fender of my car.

I'm sure they changed their drawers when they got home... :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: BlindDruid on March 09, 2005, 11:08:51 AM
Quote from: stone169
The 3 little punks who threw an egg at my car.  I don't think that they'll be doing that again anytime soon considering they didn't expect that anyone would actually hunt them down.

They still got away, but the absolute fear in their eyes when they saw me turn the corner and go after them when they thought that they had safely gotten away was priceless.  It was more than worth the $3.00 it cost me to clean the egg from the fender of my car.

I'm sure they changed their drawers when they got home... :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


Do you think that VIA Rail sent them?   :lol:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on March 09, 2005, 11:38:35 AM
Quote from: BlindDruid
Quote from: stone169
The 3 little punks who threw an egg at my car.  I don't think that they'll be doing that again anytime soon considering they didn't expect that anyone would actually hunt them down.

They still got away, but the absolute fear in their eyes when they saw me turn the corner and go after them when they thought that they had safely gotten away was priceless.  It was more than worth the $3.00 it cost me to clean the egg from the fender of my car.

I'm sure they changed their drawers when they got home... :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


Do you think that VIA Rail sent them?   :lol:


With the way my week has been going so far, I'd have to say yes. :lol:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SENSfreak_03 on March 09, 2005, 02:44:04 PM
what genius came up this. down prince of wales and fallowfield they have big snow banks to keep the snow in the open fields to stop the snow from blowing on the roads...unfortunatly, snow doesnt stop snow. it just goes over it, or the snow banks themselves blow onto the road. way to go, not only is there still snow blowing on the roads, but now its even worse in spots with snow flying all over the place.  :roll:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on March 09, 2005, 02:55:13 PM
Quote from: SENSfreak_03
what genius came up this. down prince of wales and fallowfield they have big snow banks to keep the snow in the open fields to stop the snow from blowing on the roads...unfortunatly, snow doesnt stop snow. it just goes over it, or the snow banks themselves blow onto the road. way to go, not only is there still snow blowing on the roads, but now its even worse in spots with snow flying all over the place.  :roll:


Thats the city of ottawa for you... they have these ideas, nobody said they have to work.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on March 09, 2005, 06:54:39 PM
Quote from: BlindDruid
Quote from: stone169
The 3 little punks who threw an egg at my car.  I don't think that they'll be doing that again anytime soon considering they didn't expect that anyone would actually hunt them down.

They still got away, but the absolute fear in their eyes when they saw me turn the corner and go after them when they thought that they had safely gotten away was priceless.  It was more than worth the $3.00 it cost me to clean the egg from the fender of my car.

I'm sure they changed their drawers when they got home... :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


Do you think that VIA Rail sent them?   :lol:


Speaking of VIA Rail, I'm currently on hold and they are playing the graduation song I think.  Or some Bethoven song ... its really loud too.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on March 09, 2005, 07:36:52 PM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Or some Bethoven song ... its really loud too.


VIA could not be developing taste, so it couldn't be Beethoven...

let's see

Bethoven 3 is for a fallen hero - that's not good

Beethoven 5 is destiny - not good for a train ride

Beethoven 6 is about a pastoral countryside afternoon, also not good if you are supposed to be on a train, not wandering by the brook.

Beethoven 9 - the Elysian fields - that's after death, enough said.

No Beethoven would be a lousey fit for VIA to put as their hold music - so come to think of it, you may be correct.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: brucegarrioch on March 09, 2005, 07:58:36 PM
People who move slowly through hallways, malls, or any public space. Look grandma, get out of the wheelchair and let's get moving.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: JustLearning on March 18, 2005, 04:06:52 PM
I have always disliked the 'Please hold the line, your call is important to us' line you get when calling large companies...NOW I HATE IT WITH AN ABSOLUTE PASSSION!!!!!!!!!!!! :evil:

If my call is so important to you, then either get more operators or answer the damned phone!









OK....I'm calm now :drink:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on March 18, 2005, 04:28:41 PM
:lol:

A successful fundraiser:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v45/iamcdn/cropped.jpg)

That was taken at 8:30am as we were arriving to set things up.
BTW, this was a project that we are going to be marked on.

First weekend of March Break, in a boaring school, pre-8:30am, in the lobby ...

I'm lucky.

Our prof felt bad for us as this is the first time its happened since our course have been doing it.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Jenn_#11fan on March 19, 2005, 09:30:50 AM
nobody wants to go see U2 with me and I'm so angry, I wanna scream.

But quite frankly I feel more like crying. I hate everyone. Everyone can piss off.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on April 04, 2005, 12:38:54 PM
People who have taken to lining the sidewalk on Prestwick Drive near Dunning Foubert with their dog crap.  If you can't properly look after your animal then get rid of it.  If you have that much pride in your neighbourhood that you let your dog crap all over it, then move.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on April 04, 2005, 12:41:37 PM
The four way stop at Prestwick and Des Epinettes.  Everyone is in such a rush, that you yourself have to rush through the stop sign and drive aggressively or you'll never get through.

Simple driving lesson people...the first person there goes first.  If you are undecided then it's the person to your right who goes first.

I'm surprised that there haven't been more accidents.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on April 04, 2005, 01:23:06 PM
Wow, someone's in a bad mood today. :lol:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on April 04, 2005, 01:30:45 PM
quoi?
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on April 04, 2005, 01:32:51 PM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
quoi?

What do you mean? ;)
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on April 04, 2005, 01:38:02 PM
Quote from: Metalhawk
Quote from: SzuperChicky
quoi?

What do you mean? ;)


I always hated french class.

My last french teacher was a psychopath .... LITERALLY.

My last name is Jean, and she was arguing with me that I'm French.  I pronounce it like a pair of blue jeans.  She pronounced it like Jean Chretien.  Litterally yelling at me that I am French.  I don't think so, my dad is Chinese...  Jeez.

I could go on with the more psycho things :D.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on April 11, 2005, 01:37:19 PM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Quote from: Metalhawk
Quote from: SzuperChicky
quoi?

What do you mean? ;)


I always hated french class.

My last french teacher was a psychopath .... LITERALLY.

My last name is Jean, and she was arguing with me that I'm French.  I pronounce it like a pair of blue jeans.  She pronounced it like Jean Chretien.  Litterally yelling at me that I am French.  I don't think so, my dad is Chinese...  Jeez.

I could go on with the more psycho things :D.


Give her your best Pink Panther imitation.  I need a fooonne with my rruuuum...

You would hope that someone who actually teaches a language would have tolerance for people who are ethnically diverse.  Eventually, that's one of the great things that makes the world go around.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on April 11, 2005, 04:26:23 PM
Quote from: operasen
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Quote from: Metalhawk
Quote from: SzuperChicky
quoi?

What do you mean? ;)


I always hated french class.

My last french teacher was a psychopath .... LITERALLY.

My last name is Jean, and she was arguing with me that I'm French.  I pronounce it like a pair of blue jeans.  She pronounced it like Jean Chretien.  Litterally yelling at me that I am French.  I don't think so, my dad is Chinese...  Jeez.

I could go on with the more psycho things :D.


Give her your best Pink Panther imitation.  I need a fooonne with my rruuuum...

You would hope that someone who actually teaches a language would have tolerance for people who are ethnically diverse.  Eventually, that's one of the great things that makes the world go around.


I had a french teacher in high school who used to talk just like that just to get a laugh from her students.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: TrentBlue on April 19, 2005, 02:42:58 AM
You have to love a city that has train rocket through the downtown core at 2:30 in the morning - horns blasting!   :roll:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on April 19, 2005, 09:39:35 AM
Keeps your dreams on the rails though

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Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: JustLearning on April 19, 2005, 09:51:11 AM
Quote from: TrentBlue
You have to love a city that has train rocket through the downtown core at 2:30 in the morning - horns blasting!   :roll:
No matter where you live in Carleton Place, you can still hear the damned train going through at 2 a.m. and at 4:30 a.m., the conductor makes sure of that! I swear he leans on that whistle from Smiths Falls all the way to Pakenham!!!!!!!! :angry2:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on April 20, 2005, 08:04:28 AM
Quote from: JustLearning
Quote from: TrentBlue
You have to love a city that has train rocket through the downtown core at 2:30 in the morning - horns blasting!   :roll:
No matter where you live in Carleton Place, you can still hear the damned train going through at 2 a.m. and at 4:30 a.m., the conductor makes sure of that! I swear he leans on that whistle from Smiths Falls all the way to Pakenham!!!!!!!! :angry2:


They have to blow their horn by law when they are coming to a railway crossing.  I used to live in Kingston and no matter where you are in Kingston you can still hear the train.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on April 20, 2005, 08:07:21 AM
When someone is trying to get off of the bus and there is no one standing up and you are sitting beside that person...When you get up, don't get up towards the door.  This lady keeps doing this to me every morning on the bus.  All she has to do is get up and move towards the back of the bus instead of moving towards the front.  I pretty much have to push my way through her just to get the door and I sit beside the door all the time so I don't have deal with this stupidity.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on April 20, 2005, 08:08:32 AM
If you are going to take the bus, then for God's sake, do us all a favour and bathe.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: JustLearning on April 20, 2005, 08:35:28 AM
Quote from: stone169
If you are going to take the bus, then for God's sake, do us all a favour and bathe.
That goes along with the people who wear WAY too much perfume or body spray...Dear God in Heaven, we need to breathe too! :feelingsick:


P.S. You'll notice we now have a long awaited 'barfing' smilie :D

Quote
They have to blow their horn by law when they are coming to a railway crossing. I used to live in Kingston and no matter where you are in Kingston you can still hear the train.
Yes, I know and understand that but the thing is, they don't have to make one long endless blast by leaning on the button from outside CP all the way to the other side. Some of the conductors just give two or three short blasts when they come to the crossing and that doesn't wake us up...it's the other idiots who probably feel that if they have to be up at 2:00 a.m., the whole world should be as well :evil:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on April 20, 2005, 09:15:15 AM
Not having the old laughing smilie :cry:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on April 20, 2005, 03:51:11 PM
She's Baaaccck! :-D
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ice_queen on April 20, 2005, 06:41:30 PM
Morning radio shows.  Just stop talking please, play music.  If I wanted to listen to talk radio I wouldn't listen to a music channel.  No one cares about whatever you have to say, or whatever morning game show people want to participate in.  No one cares.  

I want my CD player fixed....now.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: _BellY_ on April 20, 2005, 08:43:44 PM
Guys who think they are better than gurls just because they are guys!!!
and guys who will let a gurl join them in a pickup game of whatever and then will ignore them when they are playing
and guys who think that all gurls should do is sit and look pretty, and eventually have kids and take care of em
and guys who think that gurls shouldnt play sports
and gurls who think that boys are just for "playing around" with
and sluts
and wiggers
and ppls who acuse you of being something you arent
and ppls who r nice to u when ur alone with them, but then ignore you when ur in a group of ppls who they/u know


lol its a long list i know but ya alot of things piss me off
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on April 21, 2005, 03:41:05 PM
Paul Martin and the Liberal response to the scandals piling up around them.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: _BellY_ on April 21, 2005, 09:52:40 PM
Quote from: operasen
Paul Martin and the Liberal response to the scandals piling up around them.

that dont bug me..... y? cuz i just ignore politics!!! well next year ill have a slight problem with taking civics class but O WELL!!! for now i ignore it!!!
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: BlindDruid on April 21, 2005, 10:08:57 PM
Quote from: _BellY_
Quote from: operasen
Paul Martin and the Liberal response to the scandals piling up around them.

that dont bug me..... y? cuz i just ignore politics!!! well next year ill have a slight problem with taking civics class but O WELL!!! for now i ignore it!!!


Kind of hard to ignore when the leaders of your country are corrupt and crooked.  This reflects on each one of us and we need to do something about it.  I believe it is our responsibility to keep ourselves informed and the next election, whether it is sooner than later, we need to make the right choice.  Can you imagine if the vote got split and the Bloc got in?
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on April 22, 2005, 07:58:17 AM
Quote from: BlindDruid
Quote from: _BellY_
Quote from: operasen
Paul Martin and the Liberal response to the scandals piling up around them.

that dont bug me..... y? cuz i just ignore politics!!! well next year ill have a slight problem with taking civics class but O WELL!!! for now i ignore it!!!


Kind of hard to ignore when the leaders of your country are corrupt and crooked.  This reflects on each one of us and we need to do something about it.  I believe it is our responsibility to keep ourselves informed and the next election, whether it is sooner than later, we need to make the right choice.  Can you imagine if the vote got split and the Bloc got in?


I guess that would mean that Quebec would get even more tax payer dollars then they do now.  Considering they already get more than any other province.

Gilles Duceppe is a hypocrit.  He talked about how the Liberals stole money from tax payers and all that crap, but what is the Bloc doing?  Their taking tax payer money and instead of using for day care or hospitals and such they are using it to find a new way to separate from Canada.  That's my pet peeve.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on April 22, 2005, 08:14:12 AM
People who don't spell words properly eventhough in the end its the same number of characters.

gurl = girl....

Using a letter or a number to represent a whole word. Its ok to do when your doing short hand notes, but please make complete sentances when its left for the public to read.

:soapbox2:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on April 22, 2005, 10:19:00 AM
Quote from: Broken Bones
People who don't spell words properly eventhough in the end its the same number of characters.

gurl = girl....

Using a letter or a number to represent a whole word. Its ok to do when your doing short hand notes, but please make complete sentances when its left for the public to read.

:soapbox2:


O my gawd!

Sk8rs rule!!!!

;)
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on April 22, 2005, 07:30:48 PM
Dident you mods say you would not allow tha leet speak crap in here? ;)
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: JustLearning on April 22, 2005, 08:15:38 PM
Quote from: Broken Bones
Dident you mods say you would not allow tha leet speak crap in here? ;)
:stirthepot: Yep, so we did. AOLese is almost as bad but at least you can read it (most of the time).


.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on April 25, 2005, 10:15:52 AM
I'm with Bones on this one! :-D
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: JustLearning on April 25, 2005, 11:10:39 AM
Quote from: operasen
I'm with Bones on this one! :-D
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/JustLearning/c-no_leet.gif) Me too!
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: BlindDruid on April 25, 2005, 11:54:36 AM
Taxes.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: _BellY_ on April 25, 2005, 07:32:44 PM
Quote from: Broken Bones
People who don't spell words properly eventhough in the end its the same number of characters.

gurl = girl....

Using a letter or a number to represent a whole word. Its ok to do when your doing short hand notes, but please make complete sentances when its left for the public to read.

:soapbox2:


srry english was my first language, not like   you can tell or anything cuz my grammar and spelling are both terrible, and sometimes i post on here when i am multitasking, or when i m checking and then my ride shows up so i gotta finish typing fast and run and i dont do the whole save draft thing  cuz when i come back i will totally not remember what i have said, and yes i post like i speak so there are some extra likes and ums and eh?s but if you cant stand that then get over cuz its not changing cuz i aint gonna put a whole lot of effort into making sure my grammar and spelling are perfect just too please a couple of perfectionsints in this chat room. my english sucks, my french sucks worse ,and i did better in french than english and if i start bitching sorry i am a girl after all and there are times when a girl cant help it. btw
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on April 25, 2005, 08:17:45 PM
Now i wouldnt go on about saying I am a perfectionists, cause thats one thing I am surely not. For the most part your english is pretty clear, but there are just thing sthat irritate me. You claim you do it to save time when in a hurry, please tell me how typing gurl instead of girl saves time?

This was in no way meant to pick on you, its just a pet peeve in general... and well this is the Pet Peeve thread...
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: JustLearning on April 25, 2005, 08:36:01 PM
Quote from: _BellY_

srry english was my first language, not like   you can tell or anything cuz my grammar and spelling are both terrible, and sometimes i post on here when i am multitasking, or when i m checking and then my ride shows up so i gotta finish typing fast and run and i dont do the whole save draft thing  cuz when i come back i will totally not remember what i have said, and yes i post like i speak so there are some extra likes and ums and eh?s but if you cant stand that then get over cuz its not changing cuz i aint gonna put a whole lot of effort into making sure my grammar and spelling are perfect just too please a couple of perfectionsints in this chat room. my english sucks, my french sucks worse ,and i did better in french than english and if i start bitching sorry i am a girl after all and there are times when a girl cant help it. btw
I'm out of breath just reading that post  _BellY_ :-D

Not to worry, there are days when our English isn't so great either and sometimes our spelling is, for lack of a better word, atrocious...hense, the reason we have a Spell Check for those of us who have the time and want to use it.

This particular thread is just for complaining about those little things in general that bug us, nothing serious...just whatever comes into your head and you feel this urge to tell the world :wink:

Now MY Pet Peeve today is those damned telemarketers again...I swear to God they come out of the woodwork in the Spring. I'm getting tired of telling them to take us off their call list..."Yes, M'am I can do that but it'll take 30 days". 30 DAYS!!!!! What the hell is so difficult about taking my phone number out of your computer NOW!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on April 26, 2005, 09:41:07 AM
Because I bet you its 30 days from the last day they call you. So if they call you within that 30 days.. oh it just bumps back that 30 days to start all over again ;).

Another pet peeve of mine is when your in a nice deep sleep between 8 and 9am, and sleeping in is usually not an option, but your woken up by somebody asking you when your final exam is today... for gods sakes its not until 5:30 pm!
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on April 26, 2005, 10:09:52 AM
Somewhere there is a thread containing a wonderful mis-spelled paragraph that is perfectly understandable.

Unfortunately, giving excuses for improper grammar and incorrect spelling will not find you a functional job.  And being female, while enticing, has nothing to do with anything related to that.

"if you cant stand that then get over cuz its not changing cuz i aint gonna put a whole lot of effort into making sure my grammar and spelling are perfect"  And you will find most people will tire of putting in the effort to read your posts with that attitude.

And it also has nothing to do with pleasing "a couple of perfectionsints" - its about whether you want to be heard or ignored.

You have something to say - say it eloquently - you will be applauded :welldone:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on April 26, 2005, 10:13:05 AM
As for telemarketers - you mean we weren't supposed to give out your number.

Here's a simple 206 step process that is guaranteed to work some of the time in the beginning...

http://www.ehow.com/how_865_remove-yourself-telemarketing.html

either that or only connect your phone when you are wanting to call a friend ..... or indulge in a little telemarketing scheme of your own! :garfield:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: brucegarrioch on April 26, 2005, 01:25:54 PM
Quote from: operasen
Somewhere there is a thread containing a wonderful mis-spelled paragraph that is perfectly understandable.

Unfortunately, giving excuses for improper grammar and incorrect spelling will not find you a functional job.  And being female, while enticing, has nothing to do with anything related to that.

"if you cant stand that then get over cuz its not changing cuz i aint gonna put a whole lot of effort into making sure my grammar and spelling are perfect"  And you will find most people will tire of putting in the effort to read your posts with that attitude.

And it also has nothing to do with pleasing "a couple of perfectionsints" - its about whether you want to be heard or ignored.

You have something to say - say it eloquently - you will be applauded :welldone:


Meow! Go Tiger!
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: JustLearning on April 26, 2005, 01:47:52 PM
Quote from: operasen
Somewhere there is a thread containing a wonderful mis-spelled paragraph that is perfectly understandable.


Perhaps it's this one?

Quote
Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?


Amzanig! :-D
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on April 26, 2005, 08:52:07 PM
That's it - funniest thing I've ever contemplated.  Well, funny anyway.

Sorry if it came across tigeresque - was trying to be encouraging.  I'll take my "nice" pill now - or was that nice "pill" - oh well, whoops! :?
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: JustLearning on April 26, 2005, 09:15:53 PM
Quote from: operasen
That's it - funniest thing I've ever contemplated.  Well, funny anyway.

Sorry if it came across tigeresque - was trying to be encouraging.  I'll take my "nice" pill now - or was that nice "pill" - oh well, whoops! :?
What you said was the truth opera...nothing more, nothing less and personally, I thought you said it very well. As for 'tigeresque', is that a real word? :-D
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on April 27, 2005, 09:29:43 AM
Ending your final two years of college on a horrible exam.. totally dampens the spirits that your done :(
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on April 27, 2005, 09:36:30 AM
Quote from: JustLearning
Quote from: operasen
That's it - funniest thing I've ever contemplated.  Well, funny anyway.

Sorry if it came across tigeresque - was trying to be encouraging.  I'll take my "nice" pill now - or was that nice "pill" - oh well, whoops! :?
What you said was the truth opera...nothing more, nothing less and personally, I thought you said it very well. As for 'tigeresque', is that a real word? :-D


It may be a golf term now.. :roll:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: _BellY_ on April 27, 2005, 06:28:10 PM
Quote from: JustLearning

Now MY Pet Peeve today is those damned telemarketers again...I swear to God they come out of the woodwork in the Spring. I'm getting tired of telling them to take us off their call list..."Yes, M'am I can do that but it'll take 30 days". 30 DAYS!!!!! What the hell is so difficult about taking my phone number out of your computer NOW!!!!!!!!!!!



*reads and giggles * me i know if they are telemarketers because they say my last name, and sometimes my first name wrong, so i just go "i am sorry there is nobody by that name living here" and then i hang up or if they ask about my lawn, i can't help but saying that i dont have a lawn, i pave my whole yard last summer, it gets a great reaction out of those stupid telemarketers
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on April 28, 2005, 04:50:32 PM
Biased fans.  
Fans who travel from one league to another thinking they know the ins and outs.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: AC/DC on April 28, 2005, 04:57:03 PM
I hate when you pour your cereal in a bowl only to open the fridge and find that there's no milk. I do the same with macaroni and I end up having to use creamo which makes it taste like crap
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: TrentBlue on April 28, 2005, 05:00:25 PM
Quote from: AC/DC
I hate when you pour your cereal in a bowl only to open the fridge and find that there's no milk.



 :angry2:  AGREED.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on April 29, 2005, 01:40:43 AM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Biased fans.  
Fans who travel from one league to another thinking they know the ins and outs.


Fans who change their allegiances after years of hassling others to follow the local junior team.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: rose on April 29, 2005, 02:20:34 AM
Going to a meeting and ending up with food poisoning from the meal brought in for us!  Feeling better now....after two days of feeling like garbage!  :feelingsick:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on April 29, 2005, 08:43:06 AM
Getting the wrong condiments on your drive through order - that you only discover after you've left the window.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on April 29, 2005, 10:57:16 AM
Ordering a "Double Quarterpounder with Cheese" meal deal and constantly getting a "Quarterpounder with Cheese" meal deal.

The wife told me to order by the number instead.  I tried that and it worked for a little bit and then they started screwing it up again.  So now I just go to Wendy's.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: brucegarrioch on April 29, 2005, 11:02:28 AM
Quote from: Metalhawk
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Biased fans.  
Fans who travel from one league to another thinking they know the ins and outs.


Fans who change their allegiances after years of hassling others to follow the local junior team.


Post of the year!!  :-D
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on April 29, 2005, 11:05:29 AM
Quote from: Metalhawk
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Biased fans.  
Fans who travel from one league to another thinking they know the ins and outs.


Fans who change their allegiances after years of hassling others to follow the local junior team.


Funny how being unbiased means cheering for another team...  :roll:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on April 29, 2005, 01:16:58 PM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Quote from: Metalhawk
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Biased fans.  
Fans who travel from one league to another thinking they know the ins and outs.


Fans who change their allegiances after years of hassling others to follow the local junior team.


Funny how being unbiased means cheering for another team...  :roll:


Unbiased? The whole series all you ever said was calling Ottawa divers (but said nothing when the Petes started diving) and then showed up again talking about how us who just started following "a new league" comment without knowing the "ins and outs" of that "new league". This no doubts concerns the comments made about how much of an a** Dick Todd has been the whole time.

Not to mention the "In Dick we trust" signature. Funny, it didn't say unbiasly "In Dick and Brian" we trust...
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Jenn_#11fan on April 29, 2005, 01:21:38 PM
I have no pet peeves life is peachy! woot!

Well ok, there are things I hate, but I'm in a good mood so I will continue to say that octranspo does suck, but since it's unlikely I'll be riding the bus today it doesn't matter.

Oh and the crappy weathers a bit of a pooper too.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on April 29, 2005, 01:32:36 PM
I did not have internet access from beginning of game 2 until the end of game 4 (I was staying at a friends house).  I'm not going to comment on something that is 3 pages back and ruin the flow of posts.  

Does Peterborough dive?  Of course they do, does Ottawa?  Just as much, if not more.  It bugs me to see people think Mancari is a god.  He's a flashy player, not an MVP by any means.  Talbot-Hulit-Battochio stand way above him in every category - heart, talent and grit.  This season, he's getting as bad as Derek Roy in the terms of diving.  He was completely invisible all series except for his 10 dives a period.  I'm sure ice_queen will claim Hulit is worse ;).

Bonello was one of the differences in the series, he kept his composure.  

If you were at the game on Wednesday, you would have noticed that about 3-4000 people left early - 10-5 minutes left in the 3rd during TIED game, during a game that they could have won the series.  That doesn't happen with normal 67's crowds --- that happens with Sens crowds all the time.  Don't deny it.

I post about the 67's for years and years, I stopped because there are a total of 3 people who probably read the posts.  Now all of a sudden that Ottawa has won 2 rounds, people jump on the bandwagon.  Where were you during the rest of the season?  And no, I'm not talking about you MetalHawk.  
It's disgusting.  I hate bandwagon jumpers, if I'd hate to be a Knights' fan because there bandwagon has been so much deeper all year long and keeping real fans out of the building.

That signature was one I made on request of a Petes fan, OHLGraphix.com is the site.  It was a slogan started by the radio station in Peterborough.

It's things like that people don't understand.  The CHL is not the same as the NHL.  There are different rules, different mentalities.  OHL fans know why Petes fans think so highly of Dick Todd.  OHL fans themselves think highly of Dick Todd.  Because of one comment, one press conference all of a sudden new OHL fans jump on his case.  Know the history, know the facts before opening your mouth.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Jenn_#11fan on April 29, 2005, 01:42:32 PM
Wait, I do have a peeve...last night's episode of the OC pissed me off. Royally, like what the hell was that? Nothing good came of it.

Ok, so if it was all happy, happy, there would be no tension, and likely no show, but still, I do not like the handling of this season at all! *pouts*
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on April 29, 2005, 01:56:51 PM
Quote from: Jenn#40_fan
Wait, I do have a peeve...last night's episode of the OC pissed me off. Royally, like what the hell was that? Nothing good came of it.

Ok, so if it was all happy, happy, there would be no tension, and likely no show, but still, I do not like the handling of this season at all! *pouts*

 :-D

I missed the very first episode of the OC, and never began watching it.  I feel like its too late now, I'll get confused.  I miss Party Of Five or 90210, haha.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Jenn_#11fan on April 29, 2005, 02:10:29 PM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Quote from: Jenn#40_fan
Wait, I do have a peeve...last night's episode of the OC pissed me off. Royally, like what the hell was that? Nothing good came of it.

Ok, so if it was all happy, happy, there would be no tension, and likely no show, but still, I do not like the handling of this season at all! *pouts*

 :-D

I missed the very first episode of the OC, and never began watching it.  I feel like its too late now, I'll get confused.  I miss Party Of Five or 90210, haha.


I never saw either of those shows *sobs*

I really want to see Party of Five now though, if only because of Matthew Fox and my rabid fangirl obsession of Lost. *sigh*
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: JustLearning on April 29, 2005, 02:15:41 PM
Just got back from running errands and came back with a peeve...even though I wasn't shopping for one.

I'm driving on one of the side streets in C.P. after leaving the bank and a police cruiser appears behind me from somewhere, not in any hurry and just cruisin'. There's no lights flashing or siren so I know I haven't done anything. To make a long story short, the traffic is heavy in both directions on the street where I want to turn onto but I can't get in (no traffic lights there). So I sit waiting for a break while the cars going past in front of me are bumper to bumper and nobody wants to let anyone in.

Now, the cop in the cruiser behind me is getting pissed off because she has to wait  so guess what she does...You're right! The ***** hits the siren in an attempt to get me out of the way BUT GUESS WHAT IDIOT...There's no way in hell I can get out of your way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She finally realized that I can't move and decided to drive around me against the opposing traffic ...IDIOT! Hell, I could have done that too if I had a flashing little red light and a heavy foot on the siren.

As an added note: As soon as she gets into the traffic lane, suddenly there's no more siren or lights...must have been a special on donuts at Timmies!   :hissyfit:

BAD COP, NO DONUT! :P
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on April 29, 2005, 03:17:51 PM
Alright Szup, peace. :buddies:

I can't speak for every other fan, but this lockout has allowed me to get into the OHL. I may not know the "rules", but I still enjoy cheering for the 67s. I really got into it sometime after Christmas, and haven't looked back.

 :P
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: AC/DC on April 29, 2005, 07:37:21 PM
Quote from: Jenn#40_fan

Oh and the crappy weathers a bit of a pooper too.
Sucker :P

It's been 15   degrees for about two weeks out here on the west coast  :D
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on April 29, 2005, 09:26:39 PM
Quote from: AC/DC
Quote from: Jenn#40_fan

Oh and the crappy weathers a bit of a pooper too.
Sucker :P

It's been 15   degrees for about two weeks out here on the west coast  :D


*shakes fist* i hate you.. i miss the west coast.. live there till i was 15.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Justaguy on April 30, 2005, 08:28:25 AM
My pet peeve comes from the Lonestar.

Yes the food is half decent, and it's nice to be able to waste a couple of hours out of work for a collegues going away lunch. However, the minute you walk out of the place the fajita smell has soaked right through your clothes down to the bone. It's almost like you've been marinating in it, the smell it soo bad it makes you gag. Ten people from our group went yesterday and for the rest of the afternoon everyone else at work..."Sniff, what's that smell, where'd you guys go. etc..."

That's probably the reason that I hadn't been there in about four years.
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Post by: SzuperChicky on April 30, 2005, 12:01:33 PM
I was out at Gracies East last night for a friends birthday.  Is it ever a different atmosphere than Gracies West.  I think the West you get a much younger crowd with all the college/university students.  Tha atmosphere was a little weak, but not too bad - but the food last night was just awful and the bartender didn't know how to make drinks.  I've had the food there before and it was fine, so I'm guessing it was just an off night.

I'd rather smell like fajitas than smoke, perhaps.   :-D
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Post by: brucegarrioch on April 30, 2005, 12:12:46 PM
I was in the Irish Village last night (Heart and Crown, The Snug Pub, Mother McGuintey's) and it was more packed than I've ever seen it. The atmosphere kicked ass.
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Post by: SzuperChicky on April 30, 2005, 01:57:05 PM
My friend wanted to go there for her birthday, I'm suprised she picked it (Gracies), although it was pretty packed anyway.

My friend bartends at the Heart and Crown!  But I don't think you'd be a fan of his.  :-D
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Post by: brucegarrioch on April 30, 2005, 02:32:42 PM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
My friend wanted to go there for her birthday, I'm suprised she picked it (Gracies), although it was pretty packed anyway.

My friend bartends at the Heart and Crown!  But I don't think you'd be a fan of his.  :-D


Why's that?

And am I crazy, or is today 60 years since Hitler killed himself?
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Post by: SzuperChicky on April 30, 2005, 04:04:03 PM
He's a guy, a good looking one at that.  Unless you swing that way ;).

Harper is the new Hitler. (may be slightly extreme)
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Post by: brucegarrioch on April 30, 2005, 04:16:35 PM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
He's a guy, a good looking one at that.  Unless you swing that way ;).


Sick.

Quote from: SzuperChicky
Harper is the new Hitler. (may be slightly extreme)


Sick.
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Post by: operasen on May 01, 2005, 11:51:55 AM
Needs anti-biotics that one! 8)
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Docawesome on May 30, 2005, 02:11:55 PM
I pay this son of a bitch to train me in preparation for the G2 road test and he never shows up on time. Today he called at 1:00 (1 hour late from our noon appointment) to let me know that he will not be able to train me today because his car windshield water froze. BULLSH*T!!
The road test is on Thursday and I must pass because I'm moving on Saturday to hunt club and I have to drive to move the furniture. How the      am I going to do that if I don't have my G2???
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on May 30, 2005, 02:26:26 PM
Quote from: SzuperChicky


Harper is the new Hitler. (may be slightly extreme)


Hitler singled out the Jews and tried to wipe them all out.  Kind of like what the Liberals want to do with the rest of English speaking Canada.  Who's the new Hitler now?
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on May 30, 2005, 02:51:31 PM
Quote from: Docawesome
I pay this son of a bitch to train me in preparation for the G2 road test and he never shows up on time. Today he called at 1:00 (1 hour late from our noon appointment) to let me know that he will not be able to train me today because his car windshield water froze. BULLSH*T!!
The road test is on Thursday and I must pass because I'm moving on Saturday to hunt club and I have to drive to move the furniture. How the      am I going to do that if I don't have my G2???


How can water freeze in 15 degrees?  :?
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Docawesome on May 30, 2005, 02:59:39 PM
Quote from: Metalhawk
Quote from: Docawesome
I pay this son of a bitch to train me in preparation for the G2 road test and he never shows up on time. Today he called at 1:00 (1 hour late from our noon appointment) to let me know that he will not be able to train me today because his car windshield water froze. BULLSH*T!!
The road test is on Thursday and I must pass because I'm moving on Saturday to hunt club and I have to drive to move the furniture. How the      am I going to do that if I don't have my G2???


How can water freeze in 15 degrees?  :?


I asked him that. If you want to lie to people, you should atleast try be better at it.
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Post by: ice_queen on May 31, 2005, 12:01:05 AM
Quote
I asked him that. If you want to lie to people, you should atleast try be better at it.


What did he say when you asked him?
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: JustLearning on June 16, 2005, 01:34:36 PM
Pet Peeve #42: "Please hold, your call is important to us. The next available representative will be with you shortly" That's what I kept hearing for 45 damned minutes...45 minutes!!!! If it wasn't for the fact that it was important for me to get through, I would have hung up after 5 minutes. Either they need more 'representatives' or my call wasn't really all that important to them :rant:

I think all that warm weather and rain is making me cranky :-D
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on June 16, 2005, 02:00:29 PM
Quote from: JustLearning
Pet Peeve #42: "Please hold, your call is important to us. The next available representative will be with you shortly" That's what I kept hearing for 45 damned minutes...45 minutes!!!! If it wasn't for the fact that it was important for me to get through, I would have hung up after 5 minutes. Either they need more 'representatives' or my call wasn't really all that important to them :rant:

I think all that warm weather and rain is making me cranky :-D


Sounds like the Sprint Canada holding message. :)
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: JustLearning on June 16, 2005, 02:06:21 PM
Quote from: Metalhawk
Quote from: JustLearning
Pet Peeve #42: "Please hold, your call is important to us. The next available representative will be with you shortly" That's what I kept hearing for 45 damned minutes...45 minutes!!!! If it wasn't for the fact that it was important for me to get through, I would have hung up after 5 minutes. Either they need more 'representatives' or my call wasn't really all that important to them :rant:

I think all that warm weather and rain is making me cranky :-D


Sounds like the Sprint Canada holding message. :)
Believe it or not it was UPS...I always wondered about a company who's name is pronounced oops  :icon_questionable
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Post by: Bonzai on June 16, 2005, 02:20:17 PM
Quote from: JustLearning
Quote from: Metalhawk
Quote from: JustLearning
Pet Peeve #42: "Please hold, your call is important to us. The next available representative will be with you shortly" That's what I kept hearing for 45 damned minutes...45 minutes!!!! If it wasn't for the fact that it was important for me to get through, I would have hung up after 5 minutes. Either they need more 'representatives' or my call wasn't really all that important to them :rant:

I think all that warm weather and rain is making me cranky :-D


Sounds like the Sprint Canada holding message. :)
Believe it or not it was UPS...I always wondered about a company who's name is pronounced oops  :icon_questionable


And think, UPS is one of the better courier companies out there.  Try dealing with Puko-lator....now that's a chore.  The dumb asses who work for Canada Post must have transferred over to there....Yeahhhhha.

 8)
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ice_queen on June 17, 2005, 12:39:41 AM
My pet peeve are people who show up over 20 minutes late to an appointment, and then expect me to show them an apartment at 7 minutes to 8, when I get off at 8.  They then bitch about it outside the office.  I'm sorry, but maybe you should be on-time, plus I don't care if you "got lost" it doesn't take 20 minutes to decide that the building you showed up at isn't the one you have an apt for, when you were at the building next door and you crossed the street by accident.  I don't get paid overtime, so where do you get off thinking that I am going to cater to your inconsiderate a$$, when you couldn't be ontime?
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: JustLearning on July 12, 2005, 02:43:00 PM
My pet peeve today is:

.................................................................... THE HEAT!!!!!!!!!!

I simply can't stand it...I'd rather be cold than too warm, at least when you're chilly you can put a sweater on.

For those with air conditioning or central air in their offices and/or homes, you have no idea how lucky you are :(
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Post by: Metalhawk on July 12, 2005, 03:53:36 PM
Quote from: JustLearning
For those with air conditioning or central air in their offices and/or homes, you have no idea how lucky you are :(


Oh yes, I do know how lucky I am. :)

Up until Canada Day weekend this year, we didn't have an air conditioner. For 7 years, I sweated my *** off each and every summer. We finally decided to get a decent AC.

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.  :P
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Post by: Jenn_#11fan on July 12, 2005, 05:25:32 PM
The heat is evil...I can't function outside of air conditioned buildings. Try taking the bus..
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Post by: BlindDruid on July 12, 2005, 08:14:04 PM
I came across this little gem. I may try this.

http://www.eng.uwaterloo.ca/~gmilburn/ac/geoff_ac.html
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Post by: Broken Bones on July 12, 2005, 08:43:15 PM
Damn that looks pretty damn cool..

The other option is to get a bucket or a bowl of ice water and place it directly infront or behind the fan. Same principle really, but this option would requir echanging the water more often.

Just remember when building this one, once the fan is set up, make sure you prevent it from being able to rotate, as that will pull on the tubes and screw up the system, but then if you designed it with enough slack you shoudl be ok.
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Post by: _BellY_ on July 12, 2005, 09:11:46 PM
Quote from: JustLearning


I simply can't stand it...I'd rather be cold than too warm, at least when you're chilly you can put a sweater on.quote]

whoa that's like totally what i keep telling everybody who asks me weather i would rather be hot or cold
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Post by: Bonzai on July 12, 2005, 09:29:11 PM
Interesting Idea...did anyone remember seeing that episode of CSI where the guy got electrocuted in his barka lounger while sitting in front of a fan with, I think, a chunk of ice dripping onto the floor.  The water dripping on the floor shorted out a plug and the electrical current came across the water stream and elecrocuted the poor lad...sort of like an electrical chair.

Remember....Water and electricity don't mix..


 :-D  :-D
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Post by: Broken Bones on July 13, 2005, 09:16:37 AM
Yup.. thats one of the first episodes I ever watched...

But thats why you have to be careful and keep the water contained.
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Post by: Jenn_#11fan on July 13, 2005, 05:28:18 PM
Quote from: Bonzai
Interesting Idea...did anyone remember seeing that episode of CSI where the guy got electrocuted in his barka lounger while sitting in front of a fan with, I think, a chunk of ice dripping onto the floor.  The water dripping on the floor shorted out a plug and the electrical current came across the water stream and elecrocuted the poor lad...sort of like an electrical chair.

Remember....Water and electricity don't mix..


 :-D  :-D


I saw that one too.  8)
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: _BellY_ on July 13, 2005, 08:37:18 PM
Quote from: Bonzai
Interesting Idea...did anyone remember seeing that episode of CSI where the guy got electrocuted in his barka lounger while sitting in front of a fan with, I think, a chunk of ice dripping onto the floor.  The water dripping on the floor shorted out a plug and the electrical current came across the water stream and elecrocuted the poor lad...sort of like an electrical chair.

Remember....Water and electricity don't mix..


 :-D  :-D


i saw it too i think
i guess they try to  make that point when they put on hairdryers do not use in shower.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on July 13, 2005, 11:20:04 PM
Crappy and somewhat addiciting reality television.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on July 14, 2005, 12:56:26 PM
People who'd rather have you sit on your ass and do nothing as opposed to going out and doing something.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on July 18, 2005, 09:01:49 AM
Three times on Saturday I let people in front of me while driving.  They didn't cut me off, but I was in a position where I didn't have to let them in either, but I did because of common courtesy.

To all the drivers in Ottawa, when someone does that for you...wave.  It's not hard, just lift up your hand.  Acknowledge the courtesy given to you by giving back the same common courtesy of a simple raise of your hand.  You don't even have to wave, just raise your hand.  And if that one is broken, which seems to be the case with most Ottawa drivers, then lift your other freakin' hand.  And if both of your hands are too sore or injured to the point where you can't lift either one in a gesture of common courtesy then maybe you should get off the freakin' road because you can't drive anyways.
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Post by: _BellY_ on July 18, 2005, 07:17:22 PM
Quote from: stone169
Three times on Saturday I let people in front of me while driving.  They didn't cut me off, but I was in a position where I didn't have to let them in either, but I did because of common courtesy.

To all the drivers in Ottawa, when someone does that for you...wave.  It's not hard, just lift up your hand.  Acknowledge the courtesy given to you by giving back the same common courtesy of a simple raise of your hand.  You don't even have to wave, just raise your hand.  And if that one is broken, which seems to be the case with most Ottawa drivers, then lift your other freakin' hand.  And if both of your hands are too sore or injured to the point where you can't lift either one in a gesture of common courtesy then maybe you should get off the freakin' road because you can't drive anyways.


my dad took me to a sens game a while back and we were leaving the parkinglot which is like hell after sens games and someone was really nice and let us pass them when they didnt have to, and my dad was like wave i was like ok so i waved as if to say hello and then i was like um dad why did i wave do you know them? he was like you mean you waved like you say hi????? you were supposed to do a wave of courtesy and then he proceeded to show me what that was....it was quite amusing and i actually remember it from a while back so i thought what the heck i might as well share my story before i share my pet peeve of the day which is:



MY SIBLINGS THINKING THAT JUST BECAUSE I AM THEIR SISTER THEY DONT HAVE TO LISTEN TO ME EVEN THOUGH I AM BABYSITTING THEM BECAUSE MY PARENTS ASSUME THAT BECAUSE I AM THE OLDEST I ENJOY BABYSITTING MY SIBLINGS  AS MANY AS TEN TIMES A WEEK (multiple times per day)
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Post by: canuckshockey24 on July 18, 2005, 10:22:19 PM
I really really hate the weather, we've had maybe a week of nice weather this summer out here on the west coast.

I want a refund!
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Post by: Broken Bones on July 19, 2005, 06:26:12 AM
Quote from: canuckshockey24
I really really hate the weather, we've had maybe a week of nice weather this summer out here on the west coast.

I want a refund!


I'd take that weather any day over this 30+ crap. You can't even go outside to enjoy it.. You walk outside and your sweating even though you didnt do a damned thing.

I really miss the west coast environment :(

Having my manager on vacation while the store owner son who is about the same age as me running our department. This kid has no clue how to manage people let alone an entire produce department.... Why must my manager go on vacation for a month... WHY!?
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Post by: canuckshockey24 on July 23, 2005, 08:11:26 PM
Eh the west coast sucks. Especially Vancouver Island. I can't wait till graduation and I can finally leave  :D
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Post by: Broken Bones on July 23, 2005, 09:43:30 PM
Dude you have no c lue what you have already. Yes, Vaqncouver Island blows monkey balls, but the mainland kicks complete ass.

I was born in Langley and lived in Mission until I was almost 15. Moved to Ottawa and have lived there since, I am now nearly 22, and Canada Day marked my 7th complete year here in Ottawa starting my 8th.

I enjoy Ottawa, i love the people, especially my girlfriend of 2.5 years. But I miss the west coast environment, both the weather and the social values. People are just too damned uptight around here.

My pet peeve... Having a set availability for work so that you have specific days off to make appointments and to search for jobs relatated to the college program I just completed, all to have the friggen dumb ass replacement manager schedule me not just once, but on two days I am clearly not available to work... And then calling my real manager at hsi house while on Vacation just to inform him as he returns monday and that is a day I can not work.. He didnt even care... He is a ncie guy, i didnt want to screw him over by not showing up.. but he left me no choice!
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Post by: canuckshockey24 on July 25, 2005, 03:23:23 AM
Quote from: Broken Bones
Dude you have no c lue what you have already. Yes, Vaqncouver Island blows monkey balls, but the mainland kicks complete ass.

I was born in Langley and lived in Mission until I was almost 15. Moved to Ottawa and have lived there since, I am now nearly 22, and Canada Day marked my 7th complete year here in Ottawa starting my 8th
I don't know why I said I hated the whole west coast. I actually really enjoy greater Vancouver and the lower mainland. I plan to leave the Island and head to Vancouver once I graduate, mainly so I can continue playing hockey.
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Post by: Broken Bones on July 25, 2005, 10:22:35 AM
Just watch out for those ferries ;) I heard the operators don't know how to dock them properly ;) LOL.
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Post by: canuckshockey24 on July 26, 2005, 04:13:27 PM
And their legal team doesn't know how to compensate the boat owners either  :wink:
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Post by: operasen on July 27, 2005, 10:42:27 AM
Any boating accident can be a legal nightmare.  Its really hard to control the waves and the drivers at the same time.

I'm really pleased that the alcohol/boat operation thing has really tightened up in the last couple of years.

And the fact that the owner and/or driver actually needs a licence now.  Never could get over the fact you didn't - still do not in some provinces.

Oh, and the sad part - you can get your licence on-line :shake:
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Post by: ice_queen on July 30, 2005, 02:17:43 AM
My pet peeve is the busker festival (or whatever it's called).  I was at a patio on Sparks and they weren't allowed to start their music until the buskers were done performing (after 11pm, very annoying).  I'm sorry but I would rather listen to actual music than people banging on garbage pails.  Thanks.
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Post by: oneil on July 30, 2005, 02:32:22 AM
Language barriers. No not spoken or written or culturally based, i'm talkin bout   programming languages!

There are so many different ones with various versions that dont work with the previous etc. Why not have ONE language that does everything?  :?  :-D
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Post by: Broken Bones on July 30, 2005, 08:46:49 AM
Quote from: oneil
Language barriers. No not spoken or written or culturally based, i'm talkin bout   programming languages!

There are so many different ones with various versions that dont work with the previous etc. Why not have ONE language that does everything?  :?  :-D


Because that would be such an easy solution using common sense.. Something that just doesn't happen in the world today...

Uhhg as you read any of my latest posts work is driving me nuts. Unfortunately i can't quit until I find a new/better job, which jsut does not seem to be happening too fast :(.

I informed the acting manager of my dept. that I needed this Sunday July 31 off as I have a wedding to go to. When the real manager returned from vacation for this past week i informed him that I had informed the acting manager over a week ago that I needed the sunday off for a wedding. I even wrote it on the calendar in our dpetartment. This past tuesday a co-worker of mine booked off sunday as well, a co-worker with less soneority as well. So I call to work to find out my hours for this week to find out I am scheduled to work on Sunday, and this co-worker of mine who booked it off almost two weeks after I did gets it off.

Now talking to that co-worker she had offered to take my sunday shift, however she is not the one who I am mad at so I don't want her to feel as if she has to take it. So now I have to make the 30 min trip into work to go talk to my manager and try and get Sunday off while using creative methods so that the co-worker who is off does not have to suddenly work as the schedule is nwo considered 'finalized'. This prevents the manager from making any changes without asking those employees he is rescheduling.
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Post by: SzuperChicky on July 30, 2005, 11:04:58 AM
Quote from: ice_queen
My pet peeve is the busker festival (or whatever it's called).  I was at a patio on Sparks and they weren't allowed to start their music until the buskers were done performing (after 11pm, very annoying).  I'm sorry but I would rather listen to actual music than people banging on garbage pails.  Thanks.


I like that stuff.

Was it "Off Beat"?  There students from Glebe High School.  I think its good.  Similiar to Stomp (which is amazing).
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Post by: Bonzai on July 30, 2005, 11:13:44 AM
Quote from: Broken Bones
Quote from: oneil
Language barriers. No not spoken or written or culturally based, i'm talkin bout   programming languages!

There are so many different ones with various versions that dont work with the previous etc. Why not have ONE language that does everything?  :?  :-D


Because that would be such an easy solution using common sense.. Something that just doesn't happen in the world today...

Uhhg as you read any of my latest posts work is driving me nuts. Unfortunately i can't quit until I find a new/better job, which jsut does not seem to be happening too fast :(.

I informed the acting manager of my dept. that I needed this Sunday July 31 off as I have a wedding to go to. When the real manager returned from vacation for this past week i informed him that I had informed the acting manager over a week ago that I needed the sunday off for a wedding. I even wrote it on the calendar in our dpetartment. This past tuesday a co-worker of mine booked off sunday as well, a co-worker with less soneority as well. So I call to work to find out my hours for this week to find out I am scheduled to work on Sunday, and this co-worker of mine who booked it off almost two weeks after I did gets it off.

Now talking to that co-worker she had offered to take my sunday shift, however she is not the one who I am mad at so I don't want her to feel as if she has to take it. So now I have to make the 30 min trip into work to go talk to my manager and try and get Sunday off while using creative methods so that the co-worker who is off does not have to suddenly work as the schedule is nwo considered 'finalized'. This prevents the manager from making any changes without asking those employees he is rescheduling.


If you don't mind me asking, where do you work?  My god, the place sounds pretty poorly run.  I have worked quite a few places in my life that had bad management and that's too bad because in the end it costs the company way more money .
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Post by: SzuperChicky on August 15, 2005, 10:16:16 PM
I hate Fox Sport Radio, especially this guy on the Team 1200 right now, his voice is horrible for radio.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on August 15, 2005, 11:54:56 PM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
I hate Fox Sport Radio, especially this guy on the Team 1200 right now, his voice is horrible for radio.


It wish that they would just make a deal with a Canadian sports station (even if it's from Toronto) that has 24 hours programming and run that instead of that boring American crap.
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Post by: stone169 on August 16, 2005, 10:38:29 AM
The woman across the street with the horde of kids.  She has this one kid that sits there and screams at the top of his lungs until she finally lets him into the minivan so that he can honk the horn for the next 10 minutes.

How do you tell a three year old, "Honk that f***ing horn one more time and shove it up your ass!"
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Post by: Broken Bones on August 16, 2005, 01:42:59 PM
Quote from: Bonzai

If you don't mind me asking, where do you work?  My god, the place sounds pretty poorly run.  I have worked quite a few places in my life that had bad management and that's too bad because in the end it costs the company way more money .


I work at Grenon Independent Grocer in Rockland... Good news is I have quit, my last shift is this Sunday.. Wahoo!

Bad news is I still don't have a new job.. I just could no longer put up with their crap. However, I should be finding out this week if I got a job at a law firm I had two interviews at... And next week i will find out if I got a job at company that has a legal department looking for a law clerk.. I had my first interview with them yesterday.
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Post by: operasen on August 17, 2005, 02:59:49 AM
Good Luck.
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Post by: lizard_king on August 17, 2005, 08:08:18 AM
Quote from: stone169
The woman across the street with the horde of kids.  She has this one kid that sits there and screams at the top of his lungs until she finally lets him into the minivan so that he can honk the horn for the next 10 minutes.

How do you tell a three year old, "Honk that f***ing horn one more time and shove it up your ass!"


Having raised 3 kids to teenagehood myself, I would start with "Honk that f***ing horn one more time and [I'll] shove it up your a**!"  Or, conversely, if you feel somewhat awkward about yelling at someone else's children, try "Honk that f***ing horn one more time and [I'll] shove it up your a**, you little cretin!"  Rest assured that they will have no idea what a cretin is.....
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Post by: Broken Bones on August 17, 2005, 08:58:20 AM
Quote from: operasen
Good Luck.


Thanks Opera...

Unfortunately I did not get the first job. I got home from working at the store and checked my email to find that I did not get the job. So I was kind of bummed out yesterday.

I tried not to get my hopes up as this was my first interview. I had it on wednesday, on Thursday I was called and asked to return on Friday for a second interview. After the second interview I found out only 5 people out of 12 were screened into the second phase. So I started to hope that this may be my break to getting the job. Unfortunately it did not turn out that way.

On Monday I had another interview with a different company. Now here is hoping something comes from this.

My pet peeve today is this whole job finding business, its not easy and hard to keep your hopes high when you go 3 months without even a call back about an application.
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Post by: operasen on August 17, 2005, 02:28:50 PM
Keep at it - and stay the course for what you want.  Make sure your CV is well presented with no typoes.  Current photo is good too.

If you get a rejection, see if you can get a followup as to what you could have done to better present yourself.  Then update asa needed.

Sometimes the person hiring doesn't have a clue either...

If you know anyone in the business you really want, ask them to take a look at your presentation and make suggestionbs.  Sometimes a little industry specific stuff will open somes doors.

Law has many fascinating aspects to it.  You might even ask one or two of the legal beagles in here t look over your stuff.

Chin up - smile - it will happen!! :D
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: brucegarrioch on August 17, 2005, 03:01:37 PM
Quote from: operasen
Current photo is good too.


 :-D  :-D

I'd love to see the front office staff at Morgan Tours!
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on August 17, 2005, 04:16:06 PM
Opera, do you know who exactly on these forums are leagle beagles?

I replied to the rejection email I received thanking them for involving me in the process blah blah blah... They replied back saying they woudl keep my resume on file if anything opens in the future....

Its just so damned frustrating lol.

Thanks for the advice guys.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on August 17, 2005, 04:27:45 PM
Maybe open a thread requesting said people give you a pm.  

I wouldn't want to give any "private" info out without consent, etc - but I do know there are a couple of really good people in here that are either studying or in the business.  

Just ask for a pm if they are able to offer any ideas for you.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Bonzai on August 17, 2005, 04:33:56 PM
Quote from: Broken Bones
Opera, do you know who exactly on these forums are leagle beagles?

I replied to the rejection email I received thanking them for involving me in the process blah blah blah... They replied back saying they woudl keep my resume on file if anything opens in the future....

Its just so damned frustrating lol.

Thanks for the advice guys.


That's a good practice, BB.  It's nice gesture and it does have an impact.  Although it's standard practice to say they will keep your resume on file for 6 months perhaps your reply letter knocked you up on the list a little.  I would just keep barraging all the law firms with your resume every few months and go to as many interviews as possible and learn a little bit from each.  Often it's the tiniest thing that can make the difference.  The way you formulate your answers, present yourself and so on.  Just keep working at and I guarantee you eventually something will click. What often happens is when you get one offer another one happens at the same time and you've got a dilemma.  

Oh, and do you homework about the firm before the interview.  Recruiters love the fact that you know something about the company thru your own research.  Like I had to tell you this.  You probably already know.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on August 17, 2005, 05:13:25 PM
Thanks for the tips the both of ya... and Bonzia.. yoru right, I already knew that ;) LOL.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Bonzai on August 17, 2005, 05:16:19 PM
Quote from: Broken Bones
Thanks for the tips the both of ya... and Bonzia.. yoru right, I already knew that ;) LOL.


You would be surprised the amount of people I have interviewed over the years that never took the time.  Always, my first question is 1) How did you hear about our company or 2) Do you know what we do.  The stunned silence from a majority of people is not the best start... :wink:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on August 17, 2005, 05:22:02 PM
Well I was never asked #1 as I was contacted by them when they got my resume from the college.. But I was prepared for it in my interview at eth 2nd company for the position I applied for...

And as for what they did I had those covered, and I even acknowledged that I had no knowledge of that specific area of law they worked in but I am always willing to learn... Its an answer that i feel can make/break you, but they responded by saying they knew i didnt have the knowledge and would be fairly easy to train me onit...

Anyways back on topic.. my Pet peeve now is my personal trainer.. she kicked my arse lol... The new exercises we're doing now kills me.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: canuckshockey24 on August 17, 2005, 09:47:45 PM
As of today, I hate portable DVD players, all I heard on the ferry today was some cynical lines from a movie followed by 3 little kids screaming with laughter. I'm glad to be home though.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on August 18, 2005, 08:27:29 AM
Ahh you must be talking about the Ferry between the island and the  mainland right? That takes what.. 1 or 2 hours to go across?
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: canuckshockey24 on August 18, 2005, 02:01:34 PM
Quote from: Broken Bones
Ahh you must be talking about the Ferry between the island and the  mainland right? That takes what.. 1 or 2 hours to go across?


Yeah I took the new foot ferry, it's a gazillion times faster. It only takes 50 minutes whereas the big ferries take almost 2 hours.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on August 19, 2005, 08:22:12 AM
Lonie Glieberman
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on August 19, 2005, 01:21:14 PM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Lonie Glieberman


He's not doing anything wrong. It's just some over-sensitive people that blow things out of proportions.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on August 19, 2005, 01:28:03 PM
What's her name Jan Harden?

Last time I checked it was perfectly legal for women to go topless in public.

Besides all of this is happening in the South Side seats.  What do you expect?  If you want to party and get rowdy, sit on the South side.  If you want to watch the football game, sit on the North side.  That's all I can say about it.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on August 19, 2005, 01:35:33 PM
Quote from: stone169
What's her name Jan Harden?

Last time I checked it was perfectly legal for women to go topless in public.

Yeah, Harden. She even called Lonie an "arrogant bitch" in the paper the other day. How professional from one of our city councillor. She still refuses to appologize. She should be fired.

Quote
Besides all of this is happening in the South Side seats.  What do you expect?  If you want to party and get rowdy, sit on the South side.  If you want to watch the football game, sit on the North side.  That's all I can say about it.


Exactly. Not only is it in the South Side, it's only in the South Side Upper Decks. Not just that, but they warn you about it before you buy your tickets there, AND they will relocate you no problem if you are unhappy there.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on August 19, 2005, 01:39:02 PM
Quote from: stone169
What's her name Jan Harden?

Last time I checked it was perfectly legal for women to go topless in public.

Besides all of this is happening in the South Side seats.  What do you expect?  If you want to party and get rowdy, sit on the South side.  If you want to watch the football game, sit on the North side.  That's all I can say about it.


I remember a few years ago when the topless thing was an issue.  After it was passed the newspapers printed a few photos of ladies from Vanier area and at Mooney's Bay exercising their rights.  Since then I have never even heard that anyone wanted to walk topless down Elgin or Bank Street.

Its silly ploy and its keeping the team in the press where LG wants them.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on August 19, 2005, 02:31:51 PM
Quote from: Metalhawk
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Lonie Glieberman


He's not doing anything wrong. It's just some over-sensitive people that blow things out of proportions.


Have you met him?  He's an *******.  And that whole organization is a joke, a lot of thanks to Brad Watters though.

I don't care for this Jann lady either.  Just that whole debate reminded me one reason why I don't like the guy.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on August 19, 2005, 06:42:29 PM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Quote from: Metalhawk
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Lonie Glieberman


He's not doing anything wrong. It's just some over-sensitive people that blow things out of proportions.


Have you met him?  He's an *******.  And that whole organization is a joke, a lot of thanks to Brad Watters though.

I don't care for this Jann lady either.  Just that whole debate reminded me one reason why I don't like the guy.


As long as the bills are paid and they keep fielding a gradually better team, I don't care if the guy's an *******. You're not successful in business by being a nice guy.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Bonzai on August 19, 2005, 06:52:57 PM
My humble opinion on this is the whole Mardi-gras promotion is tacky and it's bound to cause trouble.  I on the other hand understand what the Gliebermans are doing and that is to promote the team anyway possible and word of mouth is good.  Even if that word of mouth is not 100% positive.  Which this isn't.    

I do agree that Jan Harder is completely out of line with the words she used to describe Lonie.  A public servant should never insult tax payers in any way especially in public.  She should apologize right now.  I for one have the utmost respect in Jan as most of the time she makes sense but on this issue she's gotten a little overly distraught.  The city should, again, stay out of this issue and concentrate on their goddamn job.  LIKE CUTTING OUR TAXES and not worrying about how a business is promoting their product.  The Public, ineveitably, will decide that and from what I've seen the Gliebermans are doing what they said they would do...Bringing stabliity to the team and that is good.


Quote from: Superchicky
Have you met him? He's an *******. And that whole organization is a joke, a lot of thanks to Brad Watters though.


I've met him before too and he's alright in my eyes.  He is a salesman and that shines through bright and clear.  He's not running a popularity contest he's running a business.


Cheers
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Da L'il Guy on August 19, 2005, 08:39:01 PM
Quote from: Bonzai
He's not running a popularity contest he's running a business.


He just happens to think he's running a hooters, not a football team.

But in all seriousness, I was in the top bowl of the south side stands last week, and it wasn't terrible. The worst part was the fact that everyone got up at once whenever some girl decided to lift her shirt, which could block the game.

I only actually saw one girl, and frankly I wish I hadn't. My friend actually said to me, "why's that big guy with his shirt off attracting so much attention." I had to tell him to take another look.

That can't be the reason people are going to the games. Some people were getting into it, sure, but I honestly think they were getting into the game more.

It does attract attention, though, and lends to the impression that the southside is a hip, young, rebellious place to be. They say 'all publicity is good publicity' and that might be especially true if the goal is to brand the south side like it's always going to be a crazy party.

I don't think it would have continued much longer, though, had Jan Harder not gone off. I guess she's just trying to score some points with her constituents, but in doing so she's virtually assured it continues.

Glieberman can't back down now. He'll look like he's caving to the pressure.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Hatch on August 19, 2005, 08:48:20 PM
North. Side. Sucks. :buddies:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on August 19, 2005, 11:42:01 PM
Quote from: Metal hawk
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Quote from: Metalhawk
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Lonie Glieberman


He's not doing anything wrong. It's just some over-sensitive people that blow things out of proportions.


Have you met him?  He's an *******.  And that whole organization is a joke, a lot of thanks to Brad Watters though.

I don't care for this Jann lady either.  Just that whole debate reminded me one reason why I don't like the guy.


As long as the bills are paid and they keep fielding a gradually better team, I don't care if the guy's an *******. You're not successful in business by being a nice guy.


While lieing (lying?)?
This goes beyond the promotion.  I don't mind the idea of it.  It's a different idea, but an idea that will get old fast, minus to those college frat boys and guys who are just in there teens.

On the radio, he handled himself well, and props to him for doing that.  But when you start lieing or not going through with your word ... that's crossing the line.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: brucegarrioch on August 20, 2005, 12:30:01 AM
Quote from: Da L'il Guy

I only actually saw one girl, and frankly I wish I hadn't. My friend actually said to me, "why's that big guy with his shirt off attracting so much attention." I had to tell him to take another look.


Come on, fat chicks need lovin' too. They just gotta pay.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on August 20, 2005, 01:40:25 AM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Quote from: Metal hawk
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Quote from: Metalhawk
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Lonie Glieberman


He's not doing anything wrong. It's just some over-sensitive people that blow things out of proportions.


Have you met him?  He's an *******.  And that whole organization is a joke, a lot of thanks to Brad Watters though.

I don't care for this Jann lady either.  Just that whole debate reminded me one reason why I don't like the guy.


As long as the bills are paid and they keep fielding a gradually better team, I don't care if the guy's an *******. You're not successful in business by being a nice guy.


While lieing (lying?)?
This goes beyond the promotion.  I don't mind the idea of it.  It's a different idea, but an idea that will get old fast, minus to those college frat boys and guys who are just in there teens.

On the radio, he handled himself well, and props to him for doing that.  But when you start lieing or not going through with your word ... that's crossing the line.


Lying? Explain...
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on August 20, 2005, 03:10:55 AM
Lying or lieing??.........tell me , do salesmen ever lie to get what they need??

Read Arthur Miller
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: lizard_king on August 20, 2005, 06:43:56 AM
Quote from: operasen
Lying or lieing??.........tell me , do salesmen ever lie to get what they need??

Good ones don't.....
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on August 20, 2005, 07:57:31 AM
Quote from: Metalhawk
Lying? Explain...


If you say the area is going to be controlled, make sure you stick by your word.  I've been to 3 games this season, 2 times I was with people who wanted to sit in the upper deck.  The one other time we did 1/2 there, 1/2 somewhere else.  All 3 times, there were two cops and one employee in the corner, watching everything unfold but not doing a thing.  There were girls flashing, making out and people making totally inappropriate comments.  

A couple people I know said that one game people even tried moving it to the Lower Side of the South Side and even the North Side.  It was stopped on the North Side, but not the lower South Side.

What I did find funny was the guy with the blowup doll, that's creative.  Although I'm a little suprised it's even allowed in.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on August 20, 2005, 01:42:20 PM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Quote from: Metalhawk
Lying? Explain...


If you say the area is going to be controlled, make sure you stick by your word.  I've been to 3 games this season, 2 times I was with people who wanted to sit in the upper deck.  The one other time we did 1/2 there, 1/2 somewhere else.  All 3 times, there were two cops and one employee in the corner, watching everything unfold but not doing a thing.  There were girls flashing, making out and people making totally inappropriate comments.  

A couple people I know said that one game people even tried moving it to the Lower Side of the South Side and even the North Side.  It was stopped on the North Side, but not the lower South Side.

What I did find funny was the guy with the blowup doll, that's creative.  Although I'm a little suprised it's even allowed in.


Lonie isn't a security guard or a cop. If he told the security what to fo, but they're not doing it (for whatever reason), how can you blame him? Do you have all the facts?
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: brucegarrioch on August 20, 2005, 02:05:52 PM
Quote from: Metalhawk

Lonie isn't a security guard or a cop. If he told the security what to fo, but they're not doing it (for whatever reason), how can you blame him? Do you have all the facts?


No, she doesn't.

I liked Wayne Scanlan's article about Lonie/Jan: funny how we're fighting decency with indecency.

Plus, Jan Harder should know - of all people - that this isn't Lonies fault. It's the non-whites fault.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Bonzai on August 20, 2005, 02:50:45 PM
Quote from: brucegarrioch
Quote from: Metalhawk

Plus, Jan Harder should know - of all people - that this isn't Lonies fault. It's the non-whites fault.



 :-D
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on August 20, 2005, 04:01:05 PM
Quote from: Metalhawk
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Quote from: Metalhawk
Lying? Explain...


If you say the area is going to be controlled, make sure you stick by your word.  I've been to 3 games this season, 2 times I was with people who wanted to sit in the upper deck.  The one other time we did 1/2 there, 1/2 somewhere else.  All 3 times, there were two cops and one employee in the corner, watching everything unfold but not doing a thing.  There were girls flashing, making out and people making totally inappropriate comments.  

A couple people I know said that one game people even tried moving it to the Lower Side of the South Side and even the North Side.  It was stopped on the North Side, but not the lower South Side.

What I did find funny was the guy with the blowup doll, that's creative.  Although I'm a little suprised it's even allowed in.


Lonie isn't a security guard or a cop. If he told the security what to fo, but they're not doing it (for whatever reason), how can you blame him? Do you have all the facts?


Lonie's job is to oversee all operations and make sure everything runs according to plan.  Whether it's him doing it himself or assigning others to the task.  If one person doesn't do it, then you get someone else to do it.

Bruce, if you feel the need to question my knowledge of the operations of the organization, I'd appreciate it through PM.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: brucegarrioch on August 20, 2005, 04:27:11 PM
Quote from: SzuperChicky

Bruce, if you feel the need to question my knowledge of the operations of the organization, I'd appreciate it through PM.


 :-D

I'm not questioning anything, just asserting that you don't have all the facts with regards to this promotion. Unless of course, you do. In which case, please share the information with the rest of the class so we can better ourselves via your Renegades managerial wisdom.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on August 23, 2005, 12:26:33 AM
Taxi drivers that smoke in their cab, then "refresh" the air with those air fresheners.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on August 23, 2005, 08:52:04 AM
Lonie read Szuper's posts and agreed.  Mardi Gras has been cancelled. :flag:

Wonder what is next...

Tailgating may become officially allowed in exchange.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: brucegarrioch on August 23, 2005, 09:00:14 AM
Quote from: operasen
Lonie read Szuper's posts and agreed.  Mardi Gras has been cancelled. :flag:

Wonder what is next...

Tailgating may become officially allowed in exchange.


This is just what fans and management are hoping for.

This city truly does suck horse testicles.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on August 23, 2005, 09:14:50 AM
SApparently Jan Harder promised to sit in the South Side Upper Deck for the next game and participate.  Lonie cancelled immediately...

 :nod:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on August 23, 2005, 09:26:47 AM
Quote from: operasen
SApparently Jan Harder promised to sit in the South Side Upper Deck for the next game and participate.  Lonie cancelled immediately...

 :nod:


Such a coincidence...
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on August 23, 2005, 12:17:14 PM
My pet peeve...

When a friends being treated like crap by his girlfriend, and knows its not right, and is too stubborn to listen to friends who know that its signs the relationship is ended and to get out of it before he gets hurt emotionally even more.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Da L'il Guy on August 23, 2005, 01:42:41 PM
Quote from: Broken Bones
My pet peeve...

When a friends being treated like crap by his girlfriend, and knows its not right, and is too stubborn to listen to friends who know that its signs the relationship is ended and to get out of it before he gets hurt emotionally even more.


I used to be that guy!
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on August 23, 2005, 01:45:37 PM
Quote from: Da L'il Guy
Quote from: Broken Bones
My pet peeve...

When a friends being treated like crap by his girlfriend, and knows its not right, and is too stubborn to listen to friends who know that its signs the relationship is ended and to get out of it before he gets hurt emotionally even more.


I used to be that guy!


Now you're DaMan! :mrgreen:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: brucegarrioch on August 23, 2005, 01:56:10 PM
I currently have one of those friends. His girlfriend is such a douche and he refuses to acknowledge it.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on August 23, 2005, 03:49:21 PM
Oh this friends girlfriend has even admitted to him that she is physically attracted to another guy and that she may not be able to resist from 'fooling around' with him if the circumstances arose... To me thats a sign to end it right then and there.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: work2play on August 24, 2005, 04:08:35 PM
This happened again while I was out for lunch, thus motivating me to post it here.  This may be my biggest pet peeve ever.  It's when someone puts down another city, when they have never even been there!  I hear it all the time, people finding out I'm a Sens fan & then putting down the city of Ottawa (which happened today), or people from other parts of the country find out I live in the GTA and start putting down Toronto.  If you have never spent any significant amount of time in a city how can you put it down :?  And it always seems that the ones who bash another city the most are the ones that have never been to that city in their entire lives !!!!

Now I'll happily bash the Leafs or the 'Gades or the 'Habs, or the Canucks (especially to my friends that are fans of those teams :wink: ), but I will not put down the cities those teams play in.  How can I, I've had a blast in all those cities when I have visited them.  So before you bash a city, get up off your couch, pull yourself away from the computer keyboard, and go see as much of this great country of ours as you can.  If after you have spent some time in a city (more than a day or two), you really hated the experience, then have your say.  But until you have actually been there to see what it is really like, shut the hell up.

 :soapbox2:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on August 24, 2005, 04:58:13 PM
Very good post W2P....

But i dont think City bashing is actually bashing the city initself for lifestyles.. But rather than the people in it. ie. Ottawa is full of politicians.. Many people may hate Toronto who life far from it but still in Ontario as its the capital and they probably dont poay much attention to smaller towns so far away.

But other than that... I totally agree with ya 100%
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: brucegarrioch on August 24, 2005, 05:11:33 PM
Quote from: work2play
This happened again while I was out for lunch, thus motivating me to post it here.  This may be my biggest pet peeve ever.  It's when someone puts down another city, when they have never even been there!  I hear it all the time, people finding out I'm a Sens fan & then putting down the city of Ottawa (which happened today), or people from other parts of the country find out I live in the GTA and start putting down Toronto.  If you have never spent any significant amount of time in a city how can you put it down :?  And it always seems that the ones who bash another city the most are the ones that have never been to that city in their entire lives !!!!

Now I'll happily bash the Leafs or the 'Gades or the 'Habs, or the Canucks (especially to my friends that are fans of those teams :wink: ), but I will not put down the cities those teams play in.  How can I, I've had a blast in all those cities when I have visited them.  So before you bash a city, get up off your couch, pull yourself away from the computer keyboard, and go see as much of this great country of ours as you can.  If after you have spent some time in a city (more than a day or two), you really hated the experience, then have your say.  But until you have actually been there to see what it is really like, shut the hell up.

 :soapbox2:


You live in Toronto? Isn't that city full of guns, murderers, pimps, and the clap?
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on August 24, 2005, 05:16:12 PM
Quote from: brucegarrioch
You live in Toronto? Isn't that city full of guns, murderers, pimps, and the clap?


 :-D
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on August 24, 2005, 05:19:04 PM
One handed clap too. :whistle:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ice_queen on August 24, 2005, 05:50:23 PM
My pet peeve is with the people who designed the packaging for the 6th season of the Simpsons.  They changed the packaging and now it doesn't fit with the other 5 seasons.  It's not even box shaped!  *eye twitch*
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on August 24, 2005, 06:03:57 PM
Quote from: Broken Bones
Very good post W2P....

But i dont think City bashing is actually bashing the city initself for lifestyles.. But rather than the people in it. ie. Ottawa is full of politicians.. Many people may hate Toronto who life far from it but still in Ontario as its the capital and they probably dont poay much attention to smaller towns so far away.

But other than that... I totally agree with ya 100%


When I bash Oshawa it's the majority of things in it.
But that's different, it's Oshawa...

 :-D

I just hope some fans don't use the "murderer" card when attempting to insult Ottawa.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on August 24, 2005, 06:27:10 PM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Quote from: Broken Bones
Very good post W2P....

But i dont think City bashing is actually bashing the city initself for lifestyles.. But rather than the people in it. ie. Ottawa is full of politicians.. Many people may hate Toronto who life far from it but still in Ontario as its the capital and they probably dont poay much attention to smaller towns so far away.

But other than that... I totally agree with ya 100%


When I bash Oshawa it's the majority of things in it.
But that's different, it's Oshawa...

 :-D

I just hope some fans don't use the "murderer" card when attempting to insult Ottawa.


Just wait. Some of the less classy Leafs fans will sooner or later.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: brucegarrioch on August 25, 2005, 08:48:59 AM
Those snotty-nosed children that keep coming up to my desk at work. "Is this the lost and found?" "I lost my goggles." "I lost my shoes." "I lost my towel." "I lost my diaphragm." And the kicker is that their loser parents come back to the desk just to confirm that I indeed do not have what their child is looking for. "Well, maybe you can bring the basket out here and I'll just go through it... you know, to double check." How about I just drop kick you and your snotty-nosed child.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on August 25, 2005, 11:20:53 AM
You could always say it was found, used twice and returned.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: work2play on August 25, 2005, 03:43:30 PM
Quote from: Broken Bones
Very good post W2P....

But i dont think City bashing is actually bashing the city initself for lifestyles.. But rather than the people in it. ie. Ottawa is full of politicians.. Many people may hate Toronto who life far from it but still in Ontario as its the capital and they probably dont poay much attention to smaller towns so far away.

But other than that... I totally agree with ya 100%


Thanks, but it's more than just say bashing politicians in Ottawa, it's bashing the city for being a boring place (how do they know if they've never been to Ottawa ???), or bashing the residents of Ottawa as being a bunch of back woods red-necks (again, how do they know if they have never been there ???).  in many cases it's exactly bashing the city itself for it's lifesytles.  That is what peeves me so much.  There are things about the city of Ottawa that I'm not overly fond of, but they mostly have to do with the city itself.  However, I've spent a fair amout of time in the Ottawa Valley, so I know these things first hand.  It's the morons that bash a city when they've never been there that really peeve me off ...
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: work2play on August 25, 2005, 03:47:02 PM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Quote from: Broken Bones
Very good post W2P....

But i dont think City bashing is actually bashing the city initself for lifestyles.. But rather than the people in it. ie. Ottawa is full of politicians.. Many people may hate Toronto who life far from it but still in Ontario as its the capital and they probably dont poay much attention to smaller towns so far away.

But other than that... I totally agree with ya 100%


When I bash Oshawa it's the majority of things in it.
But that's different, it's Oshawa...

 :-D

I just hope some fans don't use the "murderer" card when attempting to insult Ottawa.


Yes, it's Oshawa.  Even so, if you had never spent any time there (I know you have) then you would fit into what I was talking about.

Hope the murderer thing never comes up, but it wont surprise me one biyt if some A-hole does exactly that one day.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: work2play on August 25, 2005, 03:49:46 PM
Quote from: brucegarrioch
You live in Toronto?

Just north of it now.
Quote from: brucegarrioch
Isn't that city full of guns, murderers, pimps, and the clap?

Sounds like a list of the souvenirs Bruce brought back from his last visit here :razz:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Lepi on August 25, 2005, 05:30:43 PM
Quote from: Metalhawk
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Quote from: Broken Bones
Very good post W2P....

But i dont think City bashing is actually bashing the city initself for lifestyles.. But rather than the people in it. ie. Ottawa is full of politicians.. Many people may hate Toronto who life far from it but still in Ontario as its the capital and they probably dont poay much attention to smaller towns so far away.

But other than that... I totally agree with ya 100%


When I bash Oshawa it's the majority of things in it.
But that's different, it's Oshawa...

 :-D

I just hope some fans don't use the "murderer" card when attempting to insult Ottawa.


Just wait. Some of the less classy Leafs fans will sooner or later.


Hey some of us have to live in Osahawa come September  :flag:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on August 25, 2005, 09:04:15 PM
You'll find the letters SC carved on most of the bar stools in town (I'm told!) :stirthepot:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on August 25, 2005, 09:42:39 PM
Quote from: Lepi
Quote from: Metalhawk
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Quote from: Broken Bones
Very good post W2P....

But i dont think City bashing is actually bashing the city initself for lifestyles.. But rather than the people in it. ie. Ottawa is full of politicians.. Many people may hate Toronto who life far from it but still in Ontario as its the capital and they probably dont poay much attention to smaller towns so far away.

But other than that... I totally agree with ya 100%


When I bash Oshawa it's the majority of things in it.
But that's different, it's Oshawa...

 :-D

I just hope some fans don't use the "murderer" card when attempting to insult Ottawa.


Just wait. Some of the less classy Leafs fans will sooner or later.


Hey some of us have to live in Osahawa come September  :flag:


Oh you poor soul.

I'm there for 7-8 more months (starting Sept) :(
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on August 25, 2005, 09:43:45 PM
Quote from: Lepi
Quote from: Metalhawk
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Quote from: Broken Bones
Very good post W2P....

But i dont think City bashing is actually bashing the city initself for lifestyles.. But rather than the people in it. ie. Ottawa is full of politicians.. Many people may hate Toronto who life far from it but still in Ontario as its the capital and they probably dont poay much attention to smaller towns so far away.

But other than that... I totally agree with ya 100%


When I bash Oshawa it's the majority of things in it.
But that's different, it's Oshawa...

 :-D

I just hope some fans don't use the "murderer" card when attempting to insult Ottawa.


Just wait. Some of the less classy Leafs fans will sooner or later.


Hey some of us have to live in Osahawa come September  :flag:


Oh you poor soul.

I'm there for 7-8 more months (starting Sept) :(
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: brucegarrioch on August 25, 2005, 10:26:59 PM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Quote from: Lepi
Quote from: Metalhawk
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Quote from: Broken Bones
Very good post W2P....

But i dont think City bashing is actually bashing the city initself for lifestyles.. But rather than the people in it. ie. Ottawa is full of politicians.. Many people may hate Toronto who life far from it but still in Ontario as its the capital and they probably dont poay much attention to smaller towns so far away.

But other than that... I totally agree with ya 100%


When I bash Oshawa it's the majority of things in it.
But that's different, it's Oshawa...

 :-D

I just hope some fans don't use the "murderer" card when attempting to insult Ottawa.


Just wait. Some of the less classy Leafs fans will sooner or later.


Hey some of us have to live in Osahawa come September  :flag:


Oh you poor soul.

I'm there for 7-8 more months (starting Sept) :(


I thought you were done your program, or is this an internship?
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on August 25, 2005, 10:27:39 PM
It's 3-years, on my last year.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Lepi on August 25, 2005, 11:18:13 PM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
It's 3-years, on my last year.


what school?

im taking sports management at Durham College


Hellllllo TOGA
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on August 25, 2005, 11:21:52 PM
Quote from: Lepi
Quote from: SzuperChicky
It's 3-years, on my last year.


what school?

im taking sports management at Durham College


Hellllllo TOGA


Same thing.  But take the s of Sport ... some are anal about that  :roll: .
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Lepi on August 25, 2005, 11:56:47 PM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Quote from: Lepi
Quote from: SzuperChicky
It's 3-years, on my last year.


what school?

im taking sports management at Durham College


Hellllllo TOGA


Same thing.  But take the s of Sport ... some are anal about that  :roll: .



Okay? Ill see you there! im the underdressed guy!
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on August 26, 2005, 08:29:29 AM
Quote from: Lepi
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Quote from: Lepi
Quote from: SzuperChicky
It's 3-years, on my last year.


what school?

im taking sports management at Durham College


Hellllllo TOGA


Same thing.  But take the s of Sport ... some are anal about that  :roll: .



Okay? Ill see you there! im the underdressed guy!


Are you in first year?  I met this other girl randomly online who's going into first year.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: brucegarrioch on August 26, 2005, 10:09:18 AM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
It's 3-years, on my last year.


Word. What's after that?
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on August 26, 2005, 11:03:35 AM
Quote from: brucegarrioch
Quote from: SzuperChicky
It's 3-years, on my last year.


Word. What's after that?


That all depends on my internship this upcoming year.  Hopefully get a job with that placement.  As of now, I'm not sure where I'll be.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Lepi on August 26, 2005, 11:10:57 AM
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Quote from: Lepi
Quote from: SzuperChicky
Quote from: Lepi
Quote from: SzuperChicky
It's 3-years, on my last year.


what school?

im taking sports management at Durham College


Hellllllo TOGA


Same thing.  But take the s of Sport ... some are anal about that  :roll: .



Okay? Ill see you there! im the underdressed guy!


Are you in first year?  I met this other girl randomly online who's going into first year.


yea im first year. I stayed and did a victory lap in highschool

more then once
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Nolan_18 on August 26, 2005, 11:49:48 AM
Quote
yea im first year. I stayed and did a victory lap in highschool



My victory lap turned into more of a jog, then a slow walk.  Then I crawled. It's too easy not to care at all when you've already graduated....

I ended up failing 4  of the 6 classes I took my last year.  I passed gym and exercise physiology.


I rule.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: canuckshockey24 on August 26, 2005, 02:39:11 PM
Quote from: Nolan_18
Quote
yea im first year. I stayed and did a victory lap in highschool



My victory lap turned into more of a jog, then a slow walk.  Then I crawled. It's too easy not to care at all when you've already graduated....

I ended up failing 4  of the 6 classes I took my last year.  I passed gym and exercise physiology.


I rule.


Haha, I've failed so many classes too. I failed math in grade 8, then again in grade 9 and I failed english in grade 10

Who rules now?  8)

And as soon as I'm done high school, I'm getting right the **** off Vancouver Island
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ice_queen on August 26, 2005, 08:50:40 PM
My pet peeve:  Mono.  I can't see anyone or go anywhere until Aug. 31.  Friday nights are sooooo boring.......

Edit:  Woot!  Post #600!
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Lepi on August 27, 2005, 11:13:03 AM
my new pet peeve...

tequila

im never drinking again
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: brucegarrioch on August 27, 2005, 11:21:10 AM
Quote from: Lepi
my new pet peeve...

tequila

im never drinking again


 :-D

Aww, c'mon, she's not that bad. Have a boat load of Dr.Peppers; those will molest you like you've never been molested before.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Lepi on August 27, 2005, 11:26:56 AM
Quote from: brucegarrioch
Quote from: Lepi
my new pet peeve...

tequila

im never drinking again


 :-D

Aww, c'mon, she's not that bad. Have a boat load of Dr.Peppers; those will molest you like you've never been molested before.


yea ive been tookin advantage by those before... it was great. But atleast the next morning I didnt wake up in bed with my friends sisters and proceed to go crown her toilet.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: brucegarrioch on August 27, 2005, 11:43:51 AM
Quote from: Lepi

yea ive been tookin advantage by those before... it was great. But atleast the next morning I didnt wake up in bed with my friends sisters and proceed to go crown her toilet.


I hope your friend is understanding. And I hope your friends sister was good.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on August 27, 2005, 12:50:37 PM
Don't you love dialing in at the end of a thought like that!

Viagara is now sponsoring the ComeBack (I think I spelled that correctly...) Player of the Year in Baseball and now Football.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ice_queen on August 27, 2005, 02:21:58 PM
The CIBC commercial with the very-pregnant lady who looks at her belly and looks at her husband (?) and goes "Are we ready for this?"  It makes my eye twitch everytime.  What is he going to say?  "Actually honey, I don't think we are, mind duct taping your legs shut for a few more months?"  Isn't this a conversation you should have had before your got pregnant?  Or right when you found out you were?
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on August 27, 2005, 03:24:36 PM
Quote from: ice_queen
The CIBC commercial with the very-pregnant lady who looks at her belly and looks at her husband (?) and goes "Are we ready for this?"  It makes my eye twitch everytime.  What is he going to say?  "Actually honey, I don't think we are, mind duct taping your legs shut for a few more months?"  Isn't this a conversation you should have had before your got pregnant?  Or right when you found out you were?


 :-D
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on August 29, 2005, 07:50:09 AM
My next door neighbours and their inability to understand that when their yappy little mutt barks constantly for over an hour it's usually a good indication that it wants to come inside.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on August 29, 2005, 08:57:13 AM
The number of people leaving the Ex who ignore the garbage cans and just drop their stuff and smokes everywhere.  If it was their front yard they'd be mad.  Why do it in public.
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: canuckshockey24 on September 03, 2005, 02:52:19 PM
3 things I hate

Pouring rain
Having to pee
Not being able to use your bathroom because someone's already in there
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on September 04, 2005, 05:54:14 PM
What the F@%& is wrong with people? I've had my new car for a grand total of 4 days and there's already some a-hole who damaged the paint with their f#$#$% door...

 :angry2:
Title: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on September 05, 2005, 03:48:44 PM
Probably on purpose.  Envy.  

Help to carry a hammer, in case they are still parked beside you.  If you see the tell tale matching paint - swing away!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on October 05, 2005, 09:56:25 AM
I have a few today...

1. The Dingberry (or whatever the hell his name is...the guy from the Mint) issue with the federal government.  He shouldn't get a severance package.  The guy the quit.  You don't get a severance package when you quit.  He can't even collect unemployment insurance.  And the fact that the Liberals are worried about a lawsuit is a load of crap.  If anything they should sue him on behalf of Canadian tax payers for using his expense account to purchase coffee, donuts, and gum.

2.  This whole energy conservation bill that their passing to give Canadians some money to help them with rising energy costs.  That's all well and good, but look at who is going to be getting the money.  Senior citizens, which I don't have a problem with, and low income families.  Come on.  Low income families?  Most low income families are on welfare for one thing and live in newly built affordable housing.  They more than likely already have heat and hydro included.  The people that the government should be helping out are middle class families.  We foot the bill for everyone else, when do we finally get something back?

3.  People still don't wave and acknowledge the fact that showed them some semblance of common courtesy on the road.

4.  Being a home owner.

5.  TD Bank.

6.  Rising gas prices.

7.  Neighbours.

8.  Rogers and their crapping internet service.

9.  Riding the bus this morning and having not one but two buses break down.

10.  Leaf fans that post on TSN.  Most people that post on there have no clue as to what their talking about.  They complain about Hasek and his 40 year old groin and seem to forget about Belfour and his 40 year old back.

Oh well, that's pretty much it for now.  At least hockey is back.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: BlindDruid on October 05, 2005, 10:10:38 AM
I have a few today...

1. The Dingberry (or whatever the hell his name is...the guy from the Mint) issue with the federal government. He shouldn't get a severance package. The guy the quit. You don't get a severance package when you quit. He can't even collect unemployment insurance. And the fact that the Liberals are worried about a lawsuit is a load of crap. If anything they should sue him on behalf of Canadian tax payers for using his expense account to purchase coffee, donuts, and gum.

2. This whole energy conservation bill that their passing to give Canadians some money to help them with rising energy costs. That's all well and good, but look at who is going to be getting the money. Senior citizens, which I don't have a problem with, and low income families. Come on. Low income families? Most low income families are on welfare for one thing and live in newly built affordable housing. They more than likely already have heat and hydro included. The people that the government should be helping out are middle class families. We foot the bill for everyone else, when do we finally get something back?

3. People still don't wave and acknowledge the fact that showed them some semblance of common courtesy on the road.

4. Being a home owner.

5. TD Bank.

6. Rising gas prices.

7. Neighbours.

8. Rogers and their crapping internet service.

9. Riding the bus this morning and having not one but two buses break down.

10. Leaf fans that post on TSN. Most people that post on there have no clue as to what their talking about. They complain about Hasek and his 40 year old groin and seem to forget about Belfour and his 40 year old back.

Oh well, that's pretty much it for now. At least hockey is back.


 :shock:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ice_queen on October 05, 2005, 10:19:31 AM
Today I have 2 pet peeves. 

a) People who stare at people who are in wheelchairs as they get on the bus. Yes, there's the beeping and the ramp gets lowered, but have you ever noticed that everyone watches them get on the bus, and then park thier wheelchair?  Why?  Why do people do that?  If you've seen it once, you've seen it a thousand times, what are you waiting to have happen?  Would you like it if I stared at you getting on the bus, made your way down the eisle and found a seat?

b) You add 2 pages to a presentation, but when you read it outloud it only adds 2 minutes!  *eye twitch*
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on October 06, 2005, 09:10:10 AM
Quote
Domi is speaking of when Berard, then a promising defenceman with the Leafs, lost his eye in a game against the Senators in March of 1999. Even though ex-Senator Marian Hossa struck Berard clearly on the follow-through of a shot, Quinn still believes Hossa's actions were intentional.
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1128550211541&call_pageid=968867503640&col=970081593064&t=TS_Home

F you Quinn.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on October 06, 2005, 12:16:32 PM
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1128550211541&call_pageid=968867503640&col=970081593064&t=TS_Home

F you Quinn.

The whole Berard incident was like 6 years ago and Quinn still brings it up.  Get the F**K over it Quinn. :icon_hissyfit2:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on October 06, 2005, 01:48:29 PM
The next time Quinn brings it up, the league should step in, with a hefty fine if need be. Enough is enough...
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on October 06, 2005, 04:54:25 PM
PS.  Didn't Allison get his stick up on the linesman late last night?  I guess Quinn would consider that intentional too.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: CupintheCapital on October 06, 2005, 05:11:48 PM
One more puck in the head for Quinn please.  He is the biggesat a hole in hockey coaching and his little troll Domi is a close second.  Jumping over the boards should have been a 5 minute penalty at least.  Their own player shot the puck, Hossa is in Atlanta and the Leafs continue to be easy to hate. 
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on October 11, 2005, 12:22:55 PM
Quinn is just trying to keep the others off balance.  Like the Chara/Redden to be signed by the Leafs in the off-season rants.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: CupintheCapital on October 11, 2005, 11:43:40 PM
Eddie Belfour getting away with chops to the back of the legs.  Oh , how I pray for a game where Ray Emery gets into it with him and beats him so bad he tries to bribe his way out of the next punch.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on October 13, 2005, 11:54:48 PM
That new chick on Sportsnet, "complaining" about the Leafs hard schedule, 3 games in 4 days.  Wake up, Ottawa went through the same thing.  Get a clue.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on October 14, 2005, 01:26:59 AM
That new chick on Sportsnet, "complaining" about the Leafs hard schedule, 3 games in 4 days. Wake up, Ottawa went through the same thing. Get a clue.

It happens to the Sens 3 times this month (didn't check for the Leafs): 8-10-11, 21-22-24, 27,29,30...

:roll:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on October 14, 2005, 08:39:38 AM
Not a fan of the newbie either.  Hedger & Vance are pleasing to listen to (both networks).  Gotta keep the standards up.

Tell 'em you are available SC to do updates on the OHLers (and Sens).  You never know. 
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: brucegarrioch on October 14, 2005, 09:15:27 AM
Not a fan of the newbie either.  Hedger & Vance are pleasing to listen to (both networks).  Gotta keep the standards up.

Tell 'em you are available SC to do updates on the OHLers (and Sens).  You never know. 

Isn't the newbie Martine Gaillard from The Score?
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: diehardsensfan! on October 14, 2005, 06:41:40 PM
I can't believe their still talking about the Berard incident, and Quinn thinks it was intentional...what a jerk.  :icon_talktothehand:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on October 15, 2005, 12:55:06 AM
I can't believe their still talking about the Berard incident, and Quinn thinks it was intentional...what a jerk. :icon_talktothehand:

Quinn brought it up again in the last playoffs. Only an a-hole would do something like that.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on October 15, 2005, 02:55:39 PM
He was also commenting on whether Heatley would ever get over.....just BS to stir up the other team.  I'd be embarassed if that was us.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: _BellY_ on October 16, 2005, 04:07:14 PM
pet peeve of the week: the new ford commercial where they hockey to sell their stupid cars
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on October 17, 2005, 10:53:26 AM
Re-runs of Saturday Night Fever on Sunday afternoon.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on October 18, 2005, 09:24:45 AM
BASIC CABLE THAT STOPS AT CHANNEL TWENTY-EIGHT!!!

Seriously, whats wrong with you Oshawa????              :icon_hissyfit2:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on October 18, 2005, 09:57:56 AM
BASIC CABLE THAT STOPS AT CHANNEL TWENTY-EIGHT!!!

Seriously, whats wrong with you Oshawa???? :icon_hissyfit2:

Lepi doesn't live there?
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on October 20, 2005, 10:36:49 AM
NHL 06 goalies...

They go down faster than BG on a saturday night.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: _BellY_ on October 20, 2005, 09:05:33 PM
misusing the word NOW
i mean seriously how hard is it to understand when to use the word NOW????
apparently its quite difficult cuz my really annoying and retarded math teacher is soncstantly saying "i'll be with you now" when what he meanst is "ill come and help you before the class is over if i dont forget" or "just a minute" or "ill be there momentarily"
and according to my friend he misuses the word is alot to.....but thats not my pet peeve its hers
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: brucegarrioch on October 20, 2005, 10:11:46 PM
misusing the word NOW
i mean seriously how hard is it to understand when to use the word NOW????
apparently its quite difficult cuz my really annoying and retarded math teacher is soncstantly saying "i'll be with you now" when what he meanst is "ill come and help you before the class is over if i dont forget" or "just a minute" or "ill be there momentarily"
and according to my friend he misuses the word is alot to.....but thats not my pet peeve its hers

Now that's comedy.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: _BellY_ on October 20, 2005, 10:16:51 PM
Now that's comedy.

unless your stuck listening to it for 75 min every weekday!!! and getting yelled at for explaining things to people becasue the moron who doesnt know the definition of now is taking forever to come and help people!!!

if i wasnt stuck with it..i would think it was funny
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 20, 2005, 10:23:25 PM
Sportscasters who mispronounce hockey players' names. Mike Van Rin? wtf?

Is it Daymond Lang-cow or Daymond Lang-coe?
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 20, 2005, 10:27:52 PM
Sportscasters who mispronounce hockey players' names. Mike Van Rin? wtf?

Is it Daymond Lang-cow or Daymond Lang-coe?

What about in-studio personnel who say "Paw-nee-cah-hoss-kee" and "And-drop-off" ?  8)
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on October 20, 2005, 10:28:13 PM
Don Cherry: Ponikarovsky pronouced as Poke-a-hosky
Suprisingly enough, he's one of the only people who correctly pronounce Hossa's name.

Harry Neale: "The Ottawa Sens" (not a mispronounciation, but an annoyance that this reminded me of)
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on October 21, 2005, 10:27:45 AM
Love to herar someone weigh in about punctuation.  The use of a comma seems to be individual choice these days.  Individual style matters (example Belly does not use caps - no disrespect sent) to the person more than the reader.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on October 21, 2005, 01:16:53 PM
Love to herar someone weigh in about punctuation. The use of a comma seems to be individual choice these days. Individual style matters (example Belly does not use caps - no disrespect sent) to the person more than the reader.

As mentionned by someone on here before: ponctuation is your friend...
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: _BellY_ on October 21, 2005, 04:09:02 PM
(example Belly does not use caps - no disrespect sent)

no disrespect taken (if that makes any sense).
i dont use caps because it just confuses me to hit shift and a key at the same time. after over a month when i was incapable of using my pointer finger on my right hand, and sometimes not using my right hand at all because it hurt too much (paul broke it the friday night before christmas holidays, playing ministick hockey,  i was supposed to do a piano solo on christams day but that didnt go over so well, it was like massively swollen and purple and blue and such like 2 seconds after it got hit (with the stick) and yucky and made life difficult for a little bit over a night)  i kinda got in the habit of just not using caps, it made me type the same speed as i did before, i use caps when i write an essay and such but if i miss a cap in word (specially modified by me for me(its not that hard, you just change the options, you can do it in yours too if you feel like it)) it will pick it up and most times change it so when i type in something else i just forget. i am really sorry if this pisses someone off. 
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: brucegarrioch on October 21, 2005, 04:12:24 PM
Love to herar someone weigh in about punctuation.  The use of a comma seems to be individual choice these days.  Individual style matters (example Belly does not use caps - no disrespect sent) to the person more than the reader.

Oh, Opera. :icon_nonono:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on October 21, 2005, 10:26:39 PM
Car alarms that go off every 5 minutes.  I'm not joking, it's been doing this since at least noon today.
I think I might take a step outside and smash the car...
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on October 22, 2005, 02:42:03 PM
Car alarms that go off every 5 minutes. I'm not joking, it's been doing this since at least noon today.
I think I might take a step outside and smash the car...

It stopped!  :banana:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on October 22, 2005, 04:07:47 PM
It stopped! :banana:

Before or after smashing the car? ;)
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on October 22, 2005, 04:27:03 PM
Before or after smashing the car? ;)

Just wait for the police report.  :smily1263:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on October 24, 2005, 02:50:25 PM
Bill S-3 and the fact that Quebec is now exempt from the bill.  Gee, surprise surprise. :rant:

For those of you who don't know what this bill is about, the basic gist of it is, is that it will add more bite to the official languages act in the sense that you will have the right to receive services in the language of your choosing.  Quebec was a major opponent to this bill as it would force them to toss out their bill101.  So now while the rest of the country now has to suffer even more and the Feds dump more tax dollars into something that no one really wants, Quebec is now exempt thereby preserving their prejudicial bill101 which is a blatant slap in the face of everyone's civil rights.  And Canada is supposed to be a leader in civil rights...I don't think so Tim.  If anything we're a joke.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: _BellY_ on October 24, 2005, 05:14:21 PM
massive pet peeve: (last year, all this year and the next 2 years i m willing to bet)
the overuse of the words quickly and obvious
my STUPID math teacher (the same one with the "now" issues) keeps saying its OBVIOUSLY this..when nobody in the class has said anything... or when someone asks a question because they are genuinely confused. he also says we should do everything "quickly" like "quickly take out your texbooks and turn to page 200" or "we will quickly take this up" or "we will quickly take this note" (even  though his over head notes are the longest of any teacher in the school)

and another pet peeve:
when you are reading a book and someone comes up and goes "whatcha reading" and then takes the book from your hands
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: CupintheCapital on October 25, 2005, 01:53:54 AM
People who post nothing but infantile complaints using rhymes

ie. Brownie the Clownie (that will teach Dean)
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: PHJ314 on October 25, 2005, 08:56:18 AM
My Pet peeve....Diving in Hockey...I was screaming at the TV last night!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on October 25, 2005, 09:12:27 AM
My Pet peeve....Diving in Hockey...I was screaming at the TV last night!

I think I heard your voice in the chorus!  Mine too.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: BlindDruid on October 25, 2005, 11:57:30 AM
One of the main campus servers go down.  You call and inform the dept about it and you are told that yes there is a problem and its being worked on.   In the meantime you call the person that is supposed to be working on it and he has no knowledge that the server has a problem.....     :icon_hissyfit2: :icon_fryingpan:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on October 25, 2005, 12:05:58 PM
I think I heard your voice in the chorus!  Mine too.

I was singing that tune last night too.

I guess the more things change the more they really do stay the same.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: OS on October 26, 2005, 02:03:51 PM
Media and players going gaga over Gretzky and Lafleur era scorers on one hand, and moaning that the new rules don't let the defense be physical (ie. clutch and grab) enough. 
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on October 26, 2005, 04:10:56 PM
Media and players going gaga over Gretzky and Lafleur era scorers on one hand, and moaning that the new rules don't let the defense be physical (ie. clutch and grab) enough.

They need to learn, a good solid body check is still legal.

if anything... we SHOULD be seeing increased hitting in the game due to the enforcement of clutch and grab penalties.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Rumble on October 27, 2005, 09:07:53 AM
- Drivers who never use their signal
- People who don't say 'thank you' when you hold the door for them
- People who leave messages on your answering machine starting with, "Oh, you're not home. You must be outside doing yardwork" - or "...at the grocery store." No need to try and tell me where I probably am, I know where I am/was.
- Telemarketers who don't understand the word 'NO'
- Hockey fans from other teams in our building who stand up when their team scores and turn around to show everyone that they are cheering. Congratulations f***face, your team is probably still going to lose.
- People who break something of yours and say, "Where did you get that, I'll buy a new one" and never do.
- People who break something of yours and say, "Hey, I broke your ______" end of story.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on October 27, 2005, 09:15:56 AM
Working a part time job, both you and the employer knowing there is enough work to require you for a full time position. Due to a lack of office space you are stuck with the part time job.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on October 27, 2005, 10:15:39 AM
Driver's passing on the right at high speed.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on October 27, 2005, 10:35:30 AM
Drivers who attempt merging before the merging lane even connects to the main road.

Eg. Innes on ramp to the 417. People create their own lanes, driving on the shoulder, on the triangular area before the two lanes actually merge.

Makes it very difficult to merge yourself.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on October 27, 2005, 10:55:56 AM
How about the nuts that actually designed and approved that 417 merge, without extending the number of lanes to 4
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: BlindDruid on October 27, 2005, 10:56:34 AM
95 year old drivers who cant see over the steering wheel and drive  20km/hr everywhere. 
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on October 27, 2005, 11:03:21 AM
95 year old drivers who cant see over the steering wheel and drive 20km/hr everywhere.

And thats when its sunny!

or, how about, just because its raining, everybody must be overly exessive on their breaks.People should learn, more room between cars requires less breaking.. Unfortunately 98% of the drivers in Ottawa fail to realize this.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Rumble on October 27, 2005, 12:20:42 PM
People who leave a message on your answering machine, asking you to call them back, but give your their phone number at the speed of light. Slow it down, so I have time to write down the number and don't have to replay the message to get it down.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: BlindDruid on October 27, 2005, 01:42:53 PM
Or those that just plain hang up after the beep and you still ahve to check. 
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on October 27, 2005, 02:31:27 PM
Lonie Glibberman thinking he knows something about football.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: operasen on October 27, 2005, 03:33:48 PM
Lonie Glibberman thinking he knows something about football.

Same for Joe Paopao
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on October 27, 2005, 05:45:34 PM
Lonie Glibberman thinking he knows something about football.
Lonie thinking he's hot stuff.  :icon_vomit:


"Thugs"
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: BlindDruid on November 21, 2005, 09:58:07 AM
People who drive those huge SUV's and have no idea what they are doing.  I saw one guy take 5 minutes backing out of a parking space.  Back up, turn a little, stop, go forward, turn the wheel an inch, back up, stop.  And this went on and on.  This guy had all the clearance in the world to back up and get out but had no idea.  If you're going to buy a monster then please make sure that you know what you are getting into before you go out in public.....
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ice_queen on December 10, 2005, 02:31:09 AM
The bouncer at Grace O'malley's demanding 2 pieces of ID before getting in if you are 25 or under.  Because of that we were 40 minutes late because 2 of us (me included) had to go to our homes to get more ID.  I don't know about you, but one piece of ID should be enough, you are age discriminating my 22-year-old self. 

It's not like  we could go to another bar because we were going for a party.  Then we had to pay $2 cover Why???  Why do I need to pay to get into the bar?  I'm going to drink something there?  Plus you should be paying me for the gas I had to waste to get more ID!  There was another $2 for a coat check. Why???  Sweetie, you get paid to hang up the coats, what you do isn't a $2 service.  Plus there's a tip cup?  Why?  Because you matched the ticket up with the hanger?  That's your job!  Do you want a cookie?

I did have fun though, once I got away from the employees, and blatent overcharging.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Hatch on December 10, 2005, 02:46:40 AM
People who leave a message on your answering machine, asking you to call them back, but give your their phone number at the speed of light. Slow it down, so I have time to write down the number and don't have to replay the message to get it down.

People who know full well that you have caller ID, and insist on leaving messages containing no information other than "call me back".  I've got a few friends I talk to almost every day, plus my parents, and these people insist on leaving me messages that say "Hey it's me, give me a shout when you get in."

FYI:  Your number on caller ID = "Hey it's me, give me a shout back."  Messages are for times when I require additional information.  I wish you could ban specific numbers from leaving a message.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: John Connor on December 10, 2005, 05:03:51 AM
Phone companies selling a caller id service, then turning around and offering someone else call block, thus enabling said person to bypass caller id.

I think call block should be illegal... there's just something very wrong about it.  Well, maybe illegal is going too far, but I view someone blocking their id on my phone as the telephone equivalent of someone ringing my doorbell with a ski mask on.  There's just something wrong with it... if you want to talk to me, you shouldn't have to hide your identity.


Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on December 10, 2005, 05:07:51 AM
Phone companies selling a caller id service, then turning around and offering someone else call block, thus enabling said person to bypass caller id.

I think call block should be illegal... there's just something very wrong about it. Well, maybe illegal is going too far, but I view someone blocking their id on my phone as the telephone equivalent of someone ringing my doorbell with a ski mask on. There's just something wrong with it... if you want to talk to me, you shouldn't have to hide your identity.

To continue with that, Bell (who I gave up on many moons ago) then turns around and offers you the call privacy feature to force people who block their numbers to identify themselves before being able to call you. :lol:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on December 10, 2005, 09:38:01 AM
Phone companies selling a caller id service, then turning around and offering someone else call block, thus enabling said person to bypass caller id.

I think call block should be illegal... there's just something very wrong about it. Well, maybe illegal is going too far, but I view someone blocking their id on my phone as the telephone equivalent of someone ringing my doorbell with a ski mask on. There's just something wrong with it... if you want to talk to me, you shouldn't have to hide your identity.




I wonder what your thoughts would be if caller id didnt exist? I mean afterall, that is what it is ultimately like when the person has call block.

We have caller id, and frankly I hate it. Too many times does the phone ring and its 'don't answer that'... So you have to sit and hear the phone ring over and ver again. Our answering machine takes quite some time to pick up.

Pick up the damn phone, tell who ever it is your not interested, and hang up.

It has gotten so bad that my girlfriend or her family usually will not even pick up the phone because they dont recognize the number. Automatically thinking it is a curtosy call or something.. I always pick up when I do not recognize the number, as you never know if it would be a family member or a friend calling form somewhere else that needs help.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Pasky on December 10, 2005, 03:29:08 PM
i never pick up when its a long distance or 1-800/888/866 number, as there are good chances those are telemarketers. i also never pick up when my grandparents call beause i know that they just want to talk to my parents
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on December 10, 2005, 03:35:11 PM
At my/my parents house in Ottawa, we have our number unlisted.  We rarely get any telemarketers.  It also helps that my dad yells at anyone who calls the house and demands to know where they got our number from ... and in turn yells at that company, haha.

I just got phone service here in Oshawa around late September and haven't been getting any calls.  I assume that it might start once the new phone books come out.  I didn't put it under my name however, haha.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Hatch on December 10, 2005, 03:47:22 PM
My number is unlisted, as well.  Best $2/month I ever spent.  Now I can safely answer the phone, even if I don't recognize the number; not that I always do.  I'm a big believer in the theory that answering a phone call is my choice---I'm not obligated to answer, simply because you're calling.  I have no problem whatsoever letting a phone ring.  I know it drives some people insane...in fact, I'm sure we all know (or are) people who, if they're taking in groceries and the phone rings, will put down their bags and run to catch the call.  Or get out of the shower...or stop eating...or whatever.  Boggles my mind.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: _BellY_ on December 10, 2005, 04:13:59 PM
we have caller ID and no answering machine, which works just fine for us, i cant stand leaving messages on answering machines, so why would i make other people do something i hate? (i dont know about my parents who own the phone though lol) my brother doesnt pick up the phone unless he recognizes the name or number, well i had to call from a payphone to try to get a hold of my mother to come pick me up, but she wasnt home (i didnt know that) and i called 4 times from the pay phone and my brother didnt pick up once!! it was terrible i was so mad espcially cuz i was at a school that wasnt mine after playing a volleyball game which we had lost miserably, and everyone else on my team had left already, and my mother had no clue that she needed to stop whatever she was doing (probably groceries) and come pick me up.. i was pissed

i am the only person in my house who actually bothers to answer the phone, mostly because i cant stand it ringing, i swear, they will just sit there, and go "o she'll get i dont have to" i wonder what they do when i'm not home......... probably just let it ring
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on December 10, 2005, 04:18:59 PM
Newest pet peeve:

People who read off the nutritional value of what you just ate from the product packaging.

"You know, you just ate 35% of your daily fat intake."
SHUT UP, DIPSTICK!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on December 10, 2005, 04:20:40 PM
we have caller ID and no answering machine, which works just fine for us, i cant stand leaving messages on answering machines, so why would i make other people do something i hate? (i dont know about my parents who own the phone though lol) my brother doesnt pick up the phone unless he recognizes the name or number, well i had to call from a payphone to try to get a hold of my mother to come pick me up, but she wasnt home (i didnt know that) and i called 4 times from the pay phone and my brother didnt pick up once!! it was terrible i was so mad espcially cuz i was at a school that wasnt mine after playing a volleyball game which we had lost miserably, and everyone else on my team had left already, and my mother had no clue that she needed to stop whatever she was doing (probably groceries) and come pick me up.. i was pissed

i am the only person in my house who actually bothers to answer the phone, mostly because i cant stand it ringing, i swear, they will just sit there, and go "o she'll get i dont have to" i wonder what they do when i'm not home......... probably just let it ring

I need an answering machine.  If I'm not home I need to know who called incase it was important - even if they do call again, it's easier to get the message right away.  But there's the problem that you see, not all people leave messages.  I don't have caller ID, if it's someone I don't want to talk to, I just make up an excuse to get off the phone.  I'm not a phone person anyway.  I'd rather talk in person.

When I was younger I had a code with my parents.  We would call, let it ring twice, hang up and call again ... that way we knew it was a family member calling.  I'm sure some company will come out with caller ringtones like on cell phones, I wouldn't be suprised if they already have it.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Hatch on December 10, 2005, 04:25:53 PM
I'm sure some company will come out with caller ringtones like on cell phones, I wouldn't be suprised if they already have it.

I've had caller-specific ringtones and picture ID on my regular phone for a few years.  :nod:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on December 10, 2005, 04:27:28 PM
I've had caller-specific ringtones and picture ID on my regular phone for a few years.  :nod:

You kids and your technology ...

 :laugh2:, no I had no clue that existed.  All I have is a cordless speaker phone - no caller ID or anything. 
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ice_queen on December 11, 2005, 01:54:47 AM
Quote
I'm sure some company will come out with caller ringtones like on cell phones, I wouldn't be suprised if they already have it.

It's super-funny that you said that, 'cause you have a certain ring on my phone, lol!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on December 11, 2005, 02:11:34 AM
It's super-funny that you said that, 'cause you have a certain ring on my phone, lol!

What is it?!
Come on msn, btw.  I'm confused on a certain matter haha (nothing serious).
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Hatch on December 11, 2005, 02:18:15 AM
Come on msn, btw.  I'm confused on a certain matter haha (nothing serious).

(http://www.blogherald.com/wp-content/catfight.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on December 11, 2005, 02:19:26 AM
(http://www.blogherald.com/wp-content/catfight.jpg)

 :icon_questionable:
I'm not mad at her, haha.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Hatch on December 11, 2005, 02:25:57 AM
:icon_questionable:
I'm not mad at her, haha.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a159/Hatch613/BigsSittingUp2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on December 11, 2005, 02:30:59 AM
(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a159/Hatch613/BigsSittingUp2.jpg)

You just have a photo for every situation don't you?
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Hatch on December 11, 2005, 02:35:04 AM
You just have a photo for every situation don't you?

Actually that last pic is one of my own cats...just felt like posting it because it's cute.  Doesn't really have anything to do with anything.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on December 11, 2005, 02:38:33 AM
Is it really?  I'm not a big cat fan, but that's adorable.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Hatch on December 11, 2005, 02:44:32 AM
Is it really?  I'm not a big cat fan, but that's adorable.

Yup.  Here he is doing some other stuff:

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a159/Hatch613/SleepyBigs.jpg) (http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a159/Hatch613/BigsSuperjam.jpg) (http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a159/Hatch613/BigsgivingVelcroabath.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on December 11, 2005, 09:54:44 AM
Very nice cats..

They look like they are faily active and healthy cats... Ours are just lazy and obese.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on December 11, 2005, 02:40:04 PM
Ours are just lazy and obese.

Usually the sign of happy cats. :)
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: _BellY_ on December 11, 2005, 07:08:53 PM
pet peeve of the weekend: people who pronounce names wrong, especially when the pronounce them wrong and there is no way you can actually get their pronunciation out of the name
case in point:
#1 jim houghston last nigh calling bochenski boshenski
#2 math teacher calling aaron andy


i dont have any other examples right now, other than people mis pronouncing the sch part in my last name, you prounounce it SK not SH!!!!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: _BellY_ on December 11, 2005, 07:49:55 PM
another pet peeve: my brother









o wait more specificly my brother acting like he knows what he is doing with the camera, and downloading pictures and burning cds when he has no clue in the whole wide world what he is doing, so i have to fix it..which means like 12 times more work than normal to burn a bloody cd of pictures for someone which the "need" tomorrow morning





AND


people expecting that when they ask you to do something, you will drop everything and grant their wish, or even worse, assume you are doing nothing so you will get it done immediately,
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on December 11, 2005, 07:53:54 PM
People who are downstairs and your on the upper floor.. They say "hey [insert name], come down here for a second"...

Turns out all they wanted to do was ask you something... For gods sake, bring your sorry ass upstairs, you obviously know where I am!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: kissmeimasensfan on December 12, 2005, 10:58:41 AM
#1 jim houghston last nigh calling bochenski boshenski

You mean Jim Hughson?  ;)
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: OS on December 12, 2005, 11:13:47 AM
Speaking of overcharging and charges at the door.   

My son being in a hockey tournament, with a very high entry fee of $685, walking into the rink and being charged an entry fee to see my him play.  $3 per day or $5 for a weekend pass.   Getting too damn greedy.  The people operating the tourney couldn't be bothered with the usual extra fundraising things like draws, prize tables or 50/50s, too lazy for that, rather nail the teams for an extra $150 from entrance an fee. 

Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: momr on December 12, 2005, 11:17:51 AM
Unfortunately OS, thats been common practice in minor hockey for the past 15 years that I've been involved.  Always assume you'll pay admittance and be pleasantly surprised when you don't.  Not just here - everywhere!!!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: OS on December 12, 2005, 02:06:38 PM
Unfortunately OS, thats been common practice in minor hockey for the past 15 years that I've been involved. Always assume you'll pay admittance and be pleasantly surprised when you don't. Not just here - everywhere!!!

We're house A and most of the tourneys we attend don't have the gate fee.   I'm happy to participate in the draws, etc.  For me this is just jacking up the entrance fee - if it's a $300 tourney, that's not so bad, but $685 for a 3 game minimum plus a door tax is my pet peeve.   
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: _BellY_ on December 12, 2005, 07:46:04 PM
You mean Jim Hughson? ;)

yes..i cant spell but i know how to pronounce his name..apparently he doesnt know how to pronounce other peoples though.....my pet peeve is the mispronounciation, i dont care about the misspelling
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: kissmeimasensfan on December 13, 2005, 10:29:22 AM
yes..i cant spell but i know how to pronounce his name..apparently he doesnt know how to pronounce other peoples though.....my pet peeve is the mispronounciation, i dont care about the misspelling

Well, when you say it, do you put the 't' in there like you did when you spelt it?  ;)

Just buggin' ya, not trying to be anal.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: _BellY_ on December 13, 2005, 04:47:35 PM
Well, when you say it, do you put the 't' in there like you did when you spelt it? ;)

Just buggin' ya, not trying to be anal.

no...i believe in silent ts..:roll:
actually i was really tired when i wrote that, and was thinking of a bazillion things including rocketships and was under the impression that it had a t in there somewhere......i commited my own pet peeve! AAAAAAAa 

i know you are just buggin, which is why i am bother to respond, if you were being anal, i would have either ignored you or b!tched @ u
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: John Connor on December 15, 2005, 07:33:37 PM
I wonder what your thoughts would be if caller id didnt exist? I mean afterall, that is what it is ultimately like when the person has call block.

Sorry about the delayed reply... I'm not checking on a daily basis.  Anyhow, if there were no caller id then I guess I'd just deal with it.  But there is, which means that if someone has call block then they're intentionally hiding their identity from those to whom they wish to speak.  It feels dishonest to me (I don't see why anyone with good intentions would want to mask themself).

We have caller id, and frankly I hate it. Too many times does the phone ring and its 'don't answer that'... So you have to sit and hear the phone ring over and ver again. Our answering machine takes quite some time to pick up.

Pick up the damn phone, tell who ever it is your not interested, and hang up.

It has gotten so bad that my girlfriend or her family usually will not even pick up the phone because they dont recognize the number. Automatically thinking it is a curtosy call or something.. I always pick up when I do not recognize the number, as you never know if it would be a family member or a friend calling form somewhere else that needs help.
Haha this sounds like my dad... before we had caller id he used to just let me answer the phone and say he wasn't home if I didin't recognize the caller (which annoyed me greatly...).  Now we have caller id and he won't answer any number that he doesn't know, but he will answer ones that say "bell payphone".  Often times he just turns off the ringer completely.

It's easy to say "just answer the phone and tell them you're not interested", but for some people that is really hard.  For example, a lot of those calls I find the person will start talking without waiting for a response... after a few minutes of describing their offer/charity/etc, they finally prompt for an answer.  For a more confrontational person, it might be easy to interrupt them and say "not interested - bye", but I find it hard to interrupt... and then I get annoyed for listening to the spiel when I know I'm going to eventually say no anyhow.  And then there are the persistent ones, like the guys from the Ottawa Sun:

"blah blah blah... blah blah so I'll just go ahead and sign you up for the Saturday paper, ok?"
"Uh, I don't think so..."
"This is a great offer.. why wouldn't you be interested?"
"... We... don't have enough time for more papers..."
"But this is-"
"NO THANKS" *click*

I think our problems started because of my dad's inability to say no to charitable organizations.  Once they know you give, your number gets around and everyone starts calling.  Once you have more strangers calling than friends and family, it starts to make sense to screen calls or even turn of the ringer.

By the way, if you can't stand the ringing you can just pick up and hang up the phone... they seldom call back if it's a telemarketer.  Usually it's just a computer anyhow, that will call back the following day.  That's a whole other pet peeve of mine... those computer dialers that call a bunch of numbers until they get an answer, at which point it prompts for an employee to take the call.  You know, after you pick up the phone and there are a few seconds of silence before you hear a little *click* and then someone picks up saying "hello?  hello?"  Best to just hang up during the pause before they pick up; if you really want to talk to me, you'll be on the damn phone when I pick up.

Sorry - long post.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: _BellY_ on December 18, 2005, 10:12:14 PM
GRR

i HATE it when people are assume that i am flirting with a guy because i am having a conversation and we are laughing, or its about something other than homework or whats happening at school that day or the next day or whatever...GRRRRRRR


Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on December 21, 2005, 12:47:09 PM
I was at the bank today near noon and there were three people working the counter.  Two were in deep conversations about the hoildays and Christmas, yeah, that's nice and all ... but here I am second in a very long line waiting nearly 15 minutes to be served.  Stupid yappy customers and then the employees who don't try to steer away from it when it is obviously busy.  That being said, I was in no rush.

A pet peeve of mine that I always do, is leave this website opened on my computer and walk away to do something else.  Sometimes it looks as if I'm on for 5 hours straight, when really I left it on and went to class.  My "Total time logged in:" is pretty brutal.  :laugh2: 
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Rumble on January 11, 2006, 09:20:09 AM
People who refer to athletes as GOD. Listen, I know Daniel Alfredsson is an amazing hockey player, maybe even the best in the league, but he is not GOD. To compare him to GOD is ridiculous... he's a frickin athlete.

Another Pet Peeve is the fact that the advertisements in the men's washrooms at the Corel Centre are placed on the wall between urinals. Why can't they put one above each urinal so when I'm reading it the guy beside me doesn't think I'm checking out his junk. I mean, come on, buy one more sign and problem solved.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: armchaircoach on January 11, 2006, 10:23:07 AM
People who refer to athletes as GOD. Listen, I know Daniel Alfredsson is an amazing hockey player, maybe even the best in the league, but he is not GOD. To compare him to GOD is ridiculous... he's a frickin athlete.

Another Pet Peeve is the fact that the advertisements in the men's washrooms at the Corel Centre are placed on the wall between urinals. Why can't they put one above each urinal so when I'm reading it the guy beside me doesn't think I'm checking out his junk. I mean, come on, buy one more sign and problem solved.
:A_laughing_matter:

on an equally peeve'ing note... standing at the urinal, and the guy next to you is pretending to read the ad on the wall between you and really he is "checking out your junk".....
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on January 11, 2006, 11:44:09 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v166/szuperchicky/ToDeleteLater/normal_bathroom.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Rumble on January 11, 2006, 01:37:14 PM
:A_laughing_matter:

on an equally peeve'ing note... standing at the urinal, and the guy next to you is pretending to read the ad on the wall between you and really he is "checking out your junk".....

I was reading the ad... something about suite rentals... I swear. And, NO, I have not seen Brokeback Mountain. Nor do I have a desire to.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 11, 2006, 04:05:43 PM
on an equally peeve'ing note... standing at the urinal, and the guy next to you is pretending to read the ad on the wall between you and really he is "checking out your junk".....

I apologize.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Jenn_#11fan on January 11, 2006, 06:04:52 PM
People who refer to athletes as GOD. Listen, I know Daniel Alfredsson is an amazing hockey player, maybe even the best in the league, but he is not GOD. To compare him to GOD is ridiculous... he's a frickin athlete.


 :roll:

It's just a way of saying you think he (or whomever it is one is referring to) is great. It'a not like I (or anyone else for that matter) goes to a place of worship every sunday morning and prays to him. Honestly.  :roll: Where is your sense of humour? I've been peeved by a pet peeve.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: champben2002 on January 15, 2006, 04:58:03 PM
My pet peeve is people who work really hard for no reason. I work hard for my own good reasons, which in turn has caused me to be surrounded by people who also work REALLY hard. Yet for some there is no reason or really bad reasons, like to make their parents proud. That aggrevates me.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 15, 2006, 05:51:35 PM
like to make their parents proud.

I would say that's one of the best reasons to work hard.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: _BellY_ on January 15, 2006, 08:58:59 PM
whoa champben2002  you get pissed off by people who work hard? i am confused..isnt it a good thing that they are working hard? it shouldnt really matter why they are working hard, just that they are.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on January 15, 2006, 09:06:06 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v166/szuperchicky/ToDeleteLater/normal_bathroom.jpg)

That's funny. I especially like the name of the file you keep these pictures in.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ice_queen on January 16, 2006, 12:53:44 AM
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Yet for some there is no reason or really bad reasons, like to make their parents proud.

How is that a bad reason?  They are your parents, and if you have a good relationship with them, then I see no problem in doing well to make them proud.  Generally that it not the only reason why someone tries to do well though...
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on January 16, 2006, 07:28:37 AM
I don't know if this is what the orginial poster meant, but this is my stab at the topic.  Some parents don't want the right thing for their kid.  Sometimes they don't know they are living through their child, but those who do make it worse. 

My friend is turning 21 and hasn't been in school since her high school graduation.  No, there is nothing wrong with that at all -- besides the fact that she wanted to go to college!  Her parents encourage(d) her not to.  It really disgusts me because I've been good friends with her since  Kindergarten.  I'd rather see her do something she loves than stay home and work a crappy job that she doesn't like so much.

If I went to RMC, I would have made my dad proud right off the bat.  But he never forced me to go - physically or mentally.  The option was just out there when I showed interest in Cadets (oh boy was that something!).  I went to college instead to take a course that I really love.  Inturn I've gotten decent to great marks and have made my parents proud that way. 

My point, do what YOU want to do, not because you feel obliged from you parents or other people of influence.  If they can understand that, they aren't really looking out for your best interest.

EDIT: some minor spelling errors  :oops:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: supercrazy28 on January 16, 2006, 08:17:01 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v166/szuperchicky/ToDeleteLater/normal_bathroom.jpg)
I like the one were the girl is like taking her glasses off lol  :A_laughing_matter:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: champben2002 on January 16, 2006, 05:39:57 PM
I think its actually that I just like people to be logical. It bugs me that people can't think of a purpose for their life and that they lack a stragedy for their life, but just work hard anyway. I mean work can be counter-productive... its not all good. Also its aggrevating when people work too hard because then it makes me feel guilty. But if someone is just dooing pointless work I shouldn't feel guilty so instead I feel aggrevated. And if you are an adult and you work really hard just to please your parents than you are wasting your life... which also aggrevates me.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on January 16, 2006, 06:19:14 PM
Could it be possible that your co worker(s) are working hard to please your employer? Could it be that they are working hard to climb the corporate ladder to get a great position/promotion/pay raise? Could it be, that it is just part of their nature to work hard because they are perfectionists or work a holics?

Nobody needs a reason to work hard, nobody needs to answer to you as to why they work hard. If anything, maybe they aren't working hard so much as your just slacking off... Ever think of that?
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Rumble on January 18, 2006, 03:07:04 PM
:roll:

It's just a way of saying you think he (or whomever it is one is referring to) is great. It'a not like I (or anyone else for that matter) goes to a place of worship every sunday morning and prays to him. Honestly.  :roll: Where is your sense of humour? I've been peeved by a pet peeve.

Well I'm peeved that you're peeved at my pet peeve. So there.

Seriously though, I didn't say that people who do this are evil, devil-worshipping a-holes. All I'm saying is that it's a small pet peeve of mine. That's not so bad... and I'm entitled to that.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Jenn_#11fan on January 18, 2006, 03:38:54 PM
Well I'm peeved that you're peeved at my pet peeve. So there.

Seriously though, I didn't say that people who do this are evil, devil-worshipping a-holes. All I'm saying is that it's a small pet peeve of mine. That's not so bad... and I'm entitled to that.

Sure you're entitled, and I'm entitled to think that it's silly, so there!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: champben2002 on January 18, 2006, 04:19:44 PM
Could it be possible that your co worker(s) are working hard to please your employer? Could it be that they are working hard to climb the corporate ladder to get a great position/promotion/pay raise? Could it be, that it is just part of their nature to work hard because they are perfectionists or work a holics?

Nobody needs a reason to work hard, nobody needs to answer to you as to why they work hard. If anything, maybe they aren't working hard so much as your just slacking off... Ever think of that?

No I am a University student, but the people I am talking about are either others in University or others that I know. I work very hard and they do not have to awnser to me for why they work hard. But that does not mean that I can't be peeved about it.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: JustLearning on January 22, 2006, 07:44:06 AM
Also its aggrevating when people work too hard because then it makes me feel guilty.
You answered your own question...you are angry, not really at them for working hard, but at yourself because it bugs you that they do. The only thing I want to know is...why do you care that others are working hard? Is what others do and think important to you? How do you know that they don't have an objective in life? Not everybody makes it clear to others what their future objectives are and why should they...it's their life. Your only concern should be your own life, what you want to do with it and how hard you are willing to work to get to where you want to be in the future.

Now MY pet peeve: thoughtless people who allow their dogs to start barking up a storm at 5:00 a.m. without stopping it or even making an attempt to stop it! I know the owners were up and awake when the dog started it's racket and yet didn't bring the animal in...it's Sunday for Heavens sake...give everyone at least one day when they can sleep in! :icon_hissyfit2:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: _BellY_ on January 22, 2006, 10:53:06 PM
people who call me about the same thing 3 times..
especially the stupid politicians who call 3 times in the same day, as well as visit my house once, and then  the next week do the SAME thing!!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: champben2002 on January 22, 2006, 11:04:06 PM
You answered your own question...you are angry, not really at them for working hard, but at yourself because it bugs you that they do. The only thing I want to know is...why do you care that others are working hard? Is what others do and think important to you? How do you know that they don't have an objective in life? Not everybody makes it clear to others what their future objectives are and why should they...it's their life. Your only concern should be your own life, what you want to do with it and how hard you are willing to work to get to where you want to be in the future.

What other people do is important to me for very good and complex mathematical reasons. If they are not important to you, then it is probably because you are not perceptive enough to realize it. They may have an objective in life that they do not tell me about, but that is not true for all situations and for all people. And you have no idea of how hard I work so don't pretend. But I do not work for no reason.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: _BellY_ on January 25, 2006, 09:11:29 AM
yet another pet peeve: parents who let their kids get away with anything and everything, and let the kids dictate their lives completely, it drives me INSANE!!!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: BlindDruid on January 25, 2006, 09:22:36 AM
yet another pet peeve: parents who let their kids get away with anything and everything, and let the kids dictate their lives completely, it drives me INSANE!!!

Then I guess you better report them to Nanny 911......  Now that is a stupid show.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on January 25, 2006, 09:31:01 AM
Then I guess you better report them to Nanny 911...... Now that is a stupid show.

Because you just know 10 minutes after they leave its back to the havoc it is...


My Pet Peeve... every and all reality TV shows... For gods sakes!  There are two that I don't mind and will watch from time to time.
1. The Amazing Race....
I don't watch it for the reality tv part, but it is cool to see the stradegy and racing around the world. Its like a different form of the Eco Challenges.. now those are awsome..

2. The Biggest Looser
This I watch with the girlfriend, it actually has some meaning and does reward about 90% of the participants who are on teh show, even if they are on for a short period of time. It educates the participants and even the viewers. My only grip is mainly that your trying to get people to get out and loose weight... by throwing them infront of the TV.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: D1GGY on January 25, 2006, 01:37:35 PM
My hugest pet peeve and oh it boils my blood is this:\ waiting in line at a restaurant and the lady at the counter asks whos next and theres always one in the crowd whos in the back that walks up and takes your spot. Now this boggles my mind then u actually tell them there are others waiting before them and they continue to ignore you. Myslef im a bold person and when this happens im the type even though they ignoring me im lettign them know how rude they are and inconsiderate. You peopel know who you are and need to stop thinkign about yourselves and wait in line like the rest of us. So basically my pet peeve is BUDDERS
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: BlindDruid on March 02, 2006, 10:45:36 PM
The price of replacement parts for vehicles.  My van broke down.  It needs a new fuel pump.  The cost of a new fuel pump is $650 plus labor.  On top of that the tow to the garage cost me $90 and it was only a 5 minute drive.  Unbelievable....   :icon_hissyfit2: :icon_angry2:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on March 03, 2006, 01:55:38 AM
On top of that the tow to the garage cost me $90 and it was only a 5 minute drive. Unbelievable.... :icon_hissyfit2: :icon_angry2:

CAA my friend. ;) One year membership is cheaper than the cost of that one tow...
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: playertobenamedlater on March 03, 2006, 02:24:55 AM
I have MANY. Here are a few of my worst ones, in no particular order:

Celebrity gossip. Develop a few brain cells and talk and think about something other than which celebrities are having sex with each other's pets. Who cares? besides, celebrities aren't even famous for DOING anything anymore. Look at Paris Hilton. She's famous for being a stupid bad girl and having a rich father...

People who do not pay attention while driving. Driving requires the complete attention of the person behind the wheel. People who are not aware of their surroundings, or do not care about their suroundings, are a hazard to the rest of us. It's MY life these idiots are playing games with by not paying attention!!!

Telemarketers

Television news programs that do features on telemarketers in India, telling us about how stressful it is to be a telemarketer, and deal with rude North American "customers". First off, I'm not your damn customer. If I want to buy something, I'll go to the damn store. I don't need you calling my house 20 times a day to pimp something on me that I have no interest in, and then asking me 20 personal questions when I tell you I don't want your damn product. Oh yeah, and by the way, you're working in India, telemarketing into North America, which means that you have stolen a job from someone in North America. I should be nice to you why?

Dog the Bounty Hunter. The unofficial Royal Family of White Trashistan violate people's rights, assault people, and break th elaw regularly, and televise it. They are the ones who should be in jail.

People who sue McDonalds for spilling coffee on themselves. Seriously, there are people who have legitimate cases who wait years to have their trial dates and get money that is actually owed to them, because the courts are gummed up with everyone who's ever been injured by their own stupidity looking for someone else to pay them off. I used to laugh at Americans for being like that, but now it's spread into Canada like a cancer. Judges have got to start punishing people who waste the courts' time with this crap.

Lack of drive- through beer stores. I hit the drive through at Timmy's on my way to the bank drive through, then over to the nearest Wendy's for a drive through meal, swing by the drive- through car wash, then I have to actually get out of my vehicle at the damn beer store! What the hell is going on here?????

Okay, that's it for part one. Many more to come...
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 03, 2006, 02:57:13 AM
Celebrity gossip. Develop a few brain cells and talk and think about something other than which celebrities are having sex with each other's pets. Who cares? besides, celebrities aren't even famous for DOING anything anymore. Look at Paris Hilton. She's famous for being a stupid bad girl and having a rich father...

Oh, she's famous for doing something alright.  :smily1263:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on March 03, 2006, 08:49:46 AM

People who sue McDonalds for spilling coffee on themselves. Seriously, there are people who have legitimate cases who wait years to have their trial dates and get money that is actually owed to them, because the courts are gummed up with everyone who's ever been injured by their own stupidity looking for someone else to pay them off. I used to laugh at Americans for being like that, but now it's spread into Canada like a cancer. Judges have got to start punishing people who waste the courts' time with this crap.


I have no problem with the lawsuites, everybody that markest and sells a product needs to have a warning label, as it is apparent that there are some people who dont use common sense... The actual lawsuites are legit.. its the judges rulings that are BS at times.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: playertobenamedlater on March 03, 2006, 12:31:13 PM
Tee Hee. I like the editing on here. My original post did not say "Bad Girl"... Insert a word there that rhymes with either "door" or "hut", which describes a "bad girl" :suspicious:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: JustLearning on March 03, 2006, 11:04:14 PM
Tee Hee. I like the editing on here. My original post did not say "Bad Girl"... Insert a word there that rhymes with either "door" or "hut", which describes a "bad girl" :suspicious:
Our 'filter' has a good sense of humour though...we found that out when someone gave 'Stittsville' a different spelling  :laugh2:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on March 04, 2006, 09:56:57 AM
yeah... I still havent actually found stitsville on the map since that incident..
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: playertobenamedlater on March 05, 2006, 07:04:56 PM
I have no problem with the lawsuites, everybody that markest and sells a product needs to have a warning label, as it is apparent that there are some people who dont use common sense... The actual lawsuites are legit.. its the judges rulings that are BS at times.

8 million dollars for spilling coffee on yourself? No, sorry, we don't need those types of lawsuites. There are plenty of legitimate cases out there to keep lawyers busy without all the frivolous stuff going on.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on March 05, 2006, 07:41:03 PM
8 million dollars for spilling coffee on yourself? No, sorry, we don't need those types of lawsuites. There are plenty of legitimate cases out there to keep lawyers busy without all the frivolous stuff going on.

When you work in a law firm, you'll understand...

You never know, this person probably has baby smooth skin and great looks.... maybe that person was about to start a very successful modelling career.

In a lawsuite there are MANY factors one looks at besides the actual incident that caused the lawsuite.  Sure, the amount plaintiffs ask for is a bit much, and thats why I said judges who award those amounts are BS judgments.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: playertobenamedlater on March 06, 2006, 08:27:14 AM
When you work in a law firm, you'll understand...

You never know, this person probably has baby smooth skin and great looks.... maybe that person was about to start a very successful modelling career.

In a lawsuite there are MANY factors one looks at besides the actual incident that caused the lawsuite.  Sure, the amount plaintiffs ask for is a bit much, and thats why I said judges who award those amounts are BS judgments.

Okay, old lady spills hot coffee in her lap, and gets $8 mil. It doesn't take a lawyer to know that this is a frivolous lawsuit, but thanks for the condescending attitude. I'm not some 10- year old who doesn't know what they're talking about. Oh, and by the way, I've likely been through about 5 times more court proceedings than you, so don't give me this "when you work in a law firm, you'll understand" crap.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: D1GGY on March 06, 2006, 08:31:39 AM
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Oh, and by the way, I've likely been through about 5 times more court proceedings than you, so don't give me this "when you work in a law firm, you'll understand" crap.

Somethign tells me they were just stating an opinion and everything broken said was correct they just don't give u what u ask for im sure there was some and a whole lot more then what we actually know i also heard the spill happened from when she attempted to take a sip of the coffee that was way to hot. Now 8 million is no loss to Mcdonalds at all im sure and i bet now they have a system that that coffee does not reach a certain temperature.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: armchaircoach on March 06, 2006, 09:52:22 AM
Somethign tells me they were just stating an opinion and everything broken said was correct they just don't give u what u ask for im sure there was some and a whole lot more then what we actually know i also heard the spill happened from when she attempted to take a sip of the coffee that was way to hot. Now 8 million is no loss to Mcdonalds at all im sure and i bet now they have a system that that coffee does not reach a certain temperature.

 :roll:

speaking of McDonalds Coffee...my pet peeve is McDonalds coffee. Plain and simply, it sucks. And continuing with this rant, all restaurants who serve crappy coffee (to "save a penny"??) should be fined $8 million, minimum.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: playertobenamedlater on March 06, 2006, 01:43:01 PM
:roll:

speaking of McDonalds Coffee...my pet peeve is McDonalds coffee. Plain and simply, it sucks. And continuing with this rant, all restaurants who serve crappy coffee (to "save a penny"??) should be fined $8 million, minimum.

I'm with ya, AC! et's start petitioning the lawmakers now  :smily698:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on March 19, 2006, 09:00:57 PM
GO Transit

I rely on this service to get me home from Toronto to Oshawa after work.  I leave work by 8 so I can catch the train and be able to catch a connecting bus in Oshawa. 
Apparently, there was a big crash East of my station ... and they suspended transportation both ways.

Um, hello, I have to get home.  Why the hell didn't they send a bus to transport the rest of us past the station or AT LEAST announce every five minutes that it was in fact cancelled so we can find other ways home.  I am really ticked off at the lack of effort by GO Transit.

The accident happened around 7pm, a bunch of us were there at 8pm to catch the train.  NO announcement came until 8:15!  Lame, pathetic, completely unprofessional.

So now, I'm back here at work, STUCK in Toronto.  No where to stay.  I was planning on just sleeping here at work (I was lucky that the place was still open).  I am also lucky that I ran into a co-worker who is on their way to  Whitby and is willing to drop me off a city over.

BITE ME GO TRANSIT!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on March 19, 2006, 11:15:53 PM
GO Transit

I rely on this service to get me home from Toronto to Oshawa after work. I leave work by 8 so I can catch the train and be able to catch a connecting bus in Oshawa.
Apparently, there was a big crash East of my station ... and they suspended transportation both ways.

Um, hello, I have to get home. Why the hell didn't they send a bus to transport the rest of us past the station or AT LEAST announce every five minutes that it was in fact cancelled so we can find other ways home. I am really ticked off at the lack of effort by GO Transit.

The accident happened around 7pm, a bunch of us were there at 8pm to catch the train. NO announcement came until 8:15! Lame, pathetic, completely unprofessional.

So now, I'm back here at work, STUCK in Toronto. No where to stay. I was planning on just sleeping here at work (I was lucky that the place was still open). I am also lucky that I ran into a co-worker who is on their way to Whitby and is willing to drop me off a city over.

BITE ME GO TRANSIT!

Contact them.. tell them what happened... email city hall etc.... raise a stink!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on March 20, 2006, 01:15:12 PM
Contact them.. tell them what happened... email city hall etc.... raise a stink!

I emailed GO and asked them to re-imburse me for the one way ride that I wasn't able to use.
It was a really mature level-headed email, so they better respond with good news.

I basically told them that it was a real inconvienence for me, that nothing was announced until 20 minutes after I punched my ticket and that I rely on that transportation from getting me to and from my unpaid internship.  I mean, its like $8.00 one way, but it'd be nice to get it back.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: D1GGY on March 20, 2006, 01:23:11 PM
Keep us posted to actually see if they respond. If they were rpofessional like they should be you may get reimbursed and possibly given free vouchers for future rides. Good Luck.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on March 20, 2006, 01:24:05 PM
I emailed GO and asked them to re-imburse me for the one way ride that I wasn't able to use.
It was a really mature level-headed email, so they better respond with good news.

I basically told them that it was a real inconvienence for me, that nothing was announced until 20 minutes after I punched my ticket and that I rely on that transportation from getting me to and from my unpaid internship. I mean, its like $8.00 one way, but it'd be nice to get it back.

If you had to take a taxi or anything else that cost you, I would also ask them to reinburse you for that as well.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: _BellY_ on March 20, 2006, 06:40:43 PM
my pet peeve in relation to children:

parents that allow their kids to talk with a soother/pacifier in their mouth

Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ice_queen on March 20, 2006, 08:35:42 PM
Quote
my pet peeve in relation to children:

parents that allow their kids to talk with a soother/pacifier in their mouth

Or even better, parents who give 2-4 year olds soothers. 
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on March 20, 2006, 09:46:52 PM
Or even better, parents who give 2-4 year olds soothers.

Remember that craze a few years ago.. when a bunch of teenage girls would have soothers?.... yeah.. so mature.. if you want to suck on something why dont you suck,,,

ok ok i'll stop there... no need for 34 pages of a pet peeve thread to go gutter.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: playertobenamedlater on March 21, 2006, 01:24:40 PM
Remember that craze a few years ago.. when a bunch of teenage girls would have soothers?.... yeah.. so mature.. if you want to suck on something why dont you suck,,,

It's okay to finish your sentence. We all know that you were going to say "ice cream cones". WE're not that sensitive that a post about ice cream would be sent to the gutter. :suspicious:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on March 22, 2006, 07:16:31 AM
 :icon_applause2: Nicely played...
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on May 27, 2006, 11:47:55 AM
Might as well bump this thread up.  :mrgreen:

Booster Clubs.  They annoy me.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on May 27, 2006, 02:48:45 PM
Flat beer pisses me off.  :buddies:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on May 28, 2006, 09:32:31 AM
A girlfriend who has to get up between 5 and 6 am to go to the bathroom. When she does this she wakes up 'my' puppy, once he is awake he wants/mneeds to go outside. Once he has gone outside he doesn't want to go to bed. Since we can't trust him alone in the house yet, I have to stay up.

So the girlfriend wakes him up, she gets to go back to bed, and I have to get up..... its not fair!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: smoothy on May 28, 2006, 12:17:01 PM
People that apostrophe for plural e.g. "We have 6 player's on the ice right now"
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on May 28, 2006, 12:44:53 PM
People that apostrophe for plural e.g. "We have 6 player's on the ice right now"

Or when people type Pete's instead of Petes, Gen's instead of Gens, Knight's instead of Knights... or Sen's instead of Sens (I don't see that too often)
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: FisherRocks on May 28, 2006, 12:54:54 PM
Emos and nerds piss me off.

And lazy ass teachers. :icon_hissyfit2:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: JustLearning on May 28, 2006, 08:46:54 PM
Cashiers who can't make change and employees put in charge of a department who know don't know anything about it. Oh, and when you do ask a person for assistance in a certain department, they say they'll get someone to help you and then disappear.........forever! :icon_hissyfit2:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on May 29, 2006, 03:03:09 PM
A girlfriend who has to get up between 5 and 6 am to go to the bathroom. When she does this she wakes up 'my' puppy, once he is awake he wants/mneeds to go outside. Once he has gone outside he doesn't want to go to bed. Since we can't trust him alone in the house yet, I have to stay up.

So the girlfriend wakes him up, she gets to go back to bed, and I have to get up..... its not fair!
Maybe she's testing you.  After all taking care of a puppy is like taking care of a baby.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on May 29, 2006, 03:05:00 PM
People who can't park properly between the lines.  How hard is it to do?

PS. this peeve does not entail people who take up two spots because they think their car is really that special.  That's a peeve for another time.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on May 29, 2006, 04:03:15 PM
People who can't park properly between the lines.  How hard is it to do?

PS. this peeve does not entail people who take up two spots because they think their car is really that special.  That's a peeve for another time.

I left a special message on someones windshield because of that very same reason.  I went in early and there were no cars around me, I get out about an hour later and there is some jackass parked about 4 inches from my car. The guy/girl had about a foot and a half from the car on the other side.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Da lil Guy on May 30, 2006, 12:09:48 AM
People who are supposed to help you, but need so much constant hand holding that they actually make things harder...
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on May 30, 2006, 12:11:19 AM
People who are supposed to help you, but need so much constant hand holding that they actually make things harder...

I'm sorry.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: The Green Lantern on May 30, 2006, 02:04:34 AM
Toast crumbs in the butter and people who drink all the milk and then put the empty container back in the fridge.  :icon_angry2:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: _BellY_ on May 30, 2006, 07:07:15 AM
When the city closes the field you are supposed to play a game on because its "too wet" and then you have to postpone your game. And then the day its postponed to is 32 degrees without the humidity while you are playing.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: rose on May 30, 2006, 09:32:47 AM
PS. this peeve does not entail people who take up two spots because they think their car is really that special.  That's a peeve for another time.

Not only take up two spots because they think their car is special, but park diagonally in those two spaces to make SURE that we all know their car is special AND right near the front door of the store!  If you think your car is that special, then 1) park diagonally further away from the front door or 2) leave your car at home!!  :icon_hissyfit2:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: playertobenamedlater on June 01, 2006, 08:51:30 AM
People who are supposed to help you, but need so much constant hand holding that they actually make things harder...

I feel your pain. There are certain people at work that I can't delegate anything to, because it takes me 10 times the effort to chase them do do it properly than to do it myself...
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: JustLearning on June 01, 2006, 09:31:01 AM
I feel your pain. There are certain people at work that I can't delegate anything to, because it takes me 10 times the effort to chase them do do it properly than to do it myself...
and THAT's how they get out of doing any work. It's the same as trying to show somebody how to fold clothes. If they don't want to do it, then they'll try to be as terrible at it as possible so that you'll fold the laundry for them...they win. It really works exceptionally well if the person doing the teaching is a perfectionist or short on patience...my children taught me this :laugh2:

 
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on June 01, 2006, 02:14:58 PM
and THAT's how they get out of doing any work.

 :smily1263:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: playertobenamedlater on June 02, 2006, 12:16:26 PM
and THAT's how they get out of doing any work.


Correction- that's how they find themselves out of a job. I have a very short patience span for laziness and a thick pile of resumes that get dropped of to me daily.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Phil8400 on June 12, 2006, 03:54:25 PM
People who don't get out of the elevator when it reaches ground...   GET OUT already!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on June 12, 2006, 04:25:59 PM
People who don't get out of the elevator when it reaches ground... GET OUT already!


On a related note... People who see the doors open and assume its empty.. Start filing in before anybody has a friggen chance to get off.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: rose on June 13, 2006, 12:26:21 AM
People who take flowers out of my basket, that I have selected, while I am looking for more.  Happened to me twice a couple of weekends ago while buying flowers for my garden.   The second person who did it, I tracked down and took them back!  Sheeeeesh!   :roll:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: D1GGY on June 13, 2006, 08:01:43 AM
Another thing lately that has jarred me is the younger folks who take the city transit. I take the transit to work as it lets me right off in front of work..(awesome for rainy days) Anyways were do they get off thinking they can sprawl there legs across the seats and have the bottoms of there shoes on another seat. Bugs me i even say it out loud to them "have some respect". Do they listen. NOPE apparently the youths of today dont give a damn. Well not all.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on June 13, 2006, 08:53:18 AM
People who take flowers out of my basket, that I have selected, while I am looking for more. Happened to me twice a couple of weekends ago while buying flowers for my garden. The second person who did it, I tracked down and took them back! Sheeeeesh! :roll:

We went to a nursery yesterday.. and one woman even took a shrub off of our cart, put it on hers, grabbed another of the same type of shrub and put it on our cart. I guess we had the best one and she wanted it? I quickly went to her and discussed the matter at hand and exchanged plants. Best part is, we didn't end up buying what we wanted as we decided to wait and fully plan the garden before buying. So i took that one shrub and placed in in the middle of the display without her seeing.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: OS on June 13, 2006, 08:56:04 AM
Another thing lately that has jarred me is the younger folks who take the city transit. I take the transit to work as it lets me right off in front of work..(awesome for rainy days) Anyways were do they get off thinking they can sprawl there legs across the seats and have the bottoms of there shoes on another seat. Bugs me i even say it out loud to them "have some respect". Do they listen. NOPE apparently the youths of today dont give a damn. Well not all.

Smile and joking/seriously ask them if their sneakers have a bus pass or transfer?  Works pretty good for me. 

My pet transit peeve is people with backpacks that they leave on in a standing room only bus, especially the big ones.  Gee, that extra 24 inch hump on your back really is smacking people around.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on June 13, 2006, 09:54:53 AM
NOPE apparently the youths of today dont give a damn. Well not all.

Parenting is a big part of that...
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: JustLearning on June 13, 2006, 03:29:30 PM
Parenting is a big part of that...
or 'lack of parenting...'  :nod:

Actually, that in itself could open up a huge discussion as there are times when it doesn't really matter how they were raised, most kids know right from wrong and good manners from bad. Even kids who were raised with respect and good manners don't always show them when they aren't around their family...perhaps it's not a 'cool' thing to have manners when you're hanging around with your friends and out in public :(
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Phil8400 on June 13, 2006, 03:36:23 PM
On a related note... People who see the doors open and assume its empty.. Start filing in before anybody has a friggen chance to get off.

YES!  ...or they just walk right into you. 
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: _BellY_ on June 13, 2006, 04:13:46 PM
New Pet Peeve:

When you actually say hello to someone when you are walking down the street, and they don't reply.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: rose on June 13, 2006, 07:47:18 PM
Kids (and some adults although not many) who "snicker" and make snide remarks when my 15 year old son gives me a hug and kiss before he heads out onto the soccer field before a game.  He is eight inches taller than I am and a great kid!  Doesn't bother him, it seems, when others snicker as it hasn't deterred him.  At a recent tournament a group from another team waiting around on the sidelines all had a great laugh over it and called him names as a result during his game....... :shake:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Phil8400 on June 15, 2006, 12:53:30 PM
Cyclists who claim to own impossible roads.  I am an avid cyclist myself, but there are certain roads that I just can't own.

For example, Metcalfe, O'Connor and Kent streets.  There simply is no room for bikes on those roads.  The lanes are narrow and cars simply cannot manoeuvre around cyclists - at least during rush hours.  If we (and I say we because I am a cyclist, but also a motorist who drives to work) insist on riding on such roads and live by the "share the road" motto, then we must also follow the rules of said roads as well as their SPEED LIMITS.  If there is no room for me and I cannot keep up with the posted speeds, I don't curse and swear at motorists who nearly knock me down.
I wish all cyclists used common sense.  Until then, we'll have to get used to being tongue lashed and flipped off.

Now, please don't post a peeve about people who drive to work... :) LOL
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: _BellY_ on June 15, 2006, 02:14:31 PM
On a somewhat related note to the last one:

People who park their cars in the bike lane.

I have heard its legal, but come on!! Use the parking lot for the place you are going, or your empty freakin driveway.. NOT the bike lane.  I'd rather not have to avoid your car by turning into the road swerving around your car, and back into the bike lane, all the while slowing down the cars who are on the road because you parking there means they have to move over, and then me moving over means they have to move over more.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Phil8400 on June 15, 2006, 03:46:29 PM
On a somewhat related note to the last one:

People who park their cars in the bike lane.

I have heard its legal, but come on!! Use the parking lot for the place you are going, or your empty freakin driveway.. NOT the bike lane.  I'd rather not have to avoid your car by turning into the road swerving around your car, and back into the bike lane, all the while slowing down the cars who are on the road because you parking there means they have to move over, and then me moving over means they have to move over more.

Yes!  :icon_agree:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on June 15, 2006, 04:53:27 PM
You can add  Innes of the Blackburn Bypass to the list of roads that are impossible to bike on during rush hour. You have two lanes each way, and then immediatly a gravel shoulder. While I understand the majority of road bikes are unable to ride on gravel, I see many people on standard bikes that can easily rid eon gravel attempting to hug the white line and stay on the pavement.

I will gladly switch lanes for any cyclist on tight roads. But during rush hour I just do not hav ethe ability to do so when cars are bumper to bumper doing 80-100 km/h.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on June 15, 2006, 11:11:09 PM
(http://www.douglastransportation.com/images/tractor_trailer_new.jpg)

And Oshawa.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Phil8400 on June 21, 2006, 01:58:25 PM
Dialing 613 ...
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Phil8400 on June 21, 2006, 03:09:59 PM


I can't believe you bought that I worked at Carleton.
:A_laughing_matter:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on June 22, 2006, 10:20:56 AM
(http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/instigator/gfx/2005-2006/out-of-reach.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on June 22, 2006, 01:11:27 PM
 :A_laughing_matter:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: D1GGY on June 22, 2006, 01:29:30 PM
Oh you guys wait until i get home and post the comic form our daily newspaper here. Ill check site to see if it is there but ill scan and post it. Basically the comic is wearing a Sens jersey reading a book. Ill keep ya in suspense with the name of the book and author. Tried last night to scan but printer scanner acting up and didnt want to install anythign was late.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on June 26, 2006, 09:42:04 PM
Dumb asses who wat to commit suicide so they try to OD on over the counter sleeping pills, cocain, and 3 bottles of vodka, and then decide to get in their fancy ass car and drive putting eveyrbody else at risk.

My girlfriend left to go to the barn to see her horse, shortly after I was pulling out of our driveway to take my dog to obedience class. As I look to ensure nobody is comming I see a sports car in the ditch just past my neighbours house. I find it odd as its nice and sunny, and figured it was just some idiot who wanted to race down our road as it goes form 50 to 80 km/h just after our house.

I pull up by the car and notice a head, I get out o fmy car and his window is down. He is totally out of it, didn't even realize he was in the ditch. I tell him I am going to get him help and he tells me to wait and confesses to have taken drugs to kill himself, and to let him be. Yeah right, I told him I really need to get him help. I ran across the street to get them to call 911. We all go back to the car to see how he is doing and wiat for the police/paramadeics. He once again adminited to taking drugs, and I notice a huge as svodka bottle on the floor of the drivers side between his feet... empty. I ask him if that was his, he said he drank 3, and taken cocain at the same time...

So the help arrives, i give my statement and such, and I can see his marks. He swerved through my neighbours ditch, got back on the road, and ended up in a deeper dicth about 100 ft past.

When it was all said and done with I went to th ebarn to see my girlfriend as obedience class was half done. She is leaving the barn just as arrive and I told her why I wasn't at class. She then asks "was the car a silver sports car?".. I said "yes, how did you know?". Well, she had left the house no more than 5 minutes before me, she saw him comming down the road swerving wildly, he avoided the ditch a fe wtimes, and she thought it was just because he was on hsi cell phone. She thought about cal;ling the cops but didn't have her cell phone, and figured one of the 3 cars fallowing him would do something. She was wrong, because no other cars were around when I found him shortly after.

Anyhow, she had to comne to a stop so she woudl not be hit by him swerving... I am still trying to figure out why I, or even my neighbours didn't hear anything to indicate an accident by our houses.

After actually helping somebody who confesses to be attempting to kill himseolf, it is really an eye openner that many people in this world take life for granted. Its a shame really..
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Alexander_Ovechkin on June 26, 2006, 10:12:11 PM
That's pretty intense, it's a good thing you stayed calm, You might of just saved a life my friend.  I've found new respect for you  :icon_applause2:  Glad no one else was hurt
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on June 27, 2006, 12:49:53 AM
That's pretty intense, it's a good thing you stayed calm, You might of just saved a life my friend. I've found new respect for you :icon_applause2: Glad no one else was hurt

However, that saved life better be spending some serious time in a psychiatry ward.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on June 27, 2006, 10:14:11 AM
That's pretty intense, it's a good thing you stayed calm, You might of just saved a life my friend. I've found new respect for you :icon_applause2: Glad no one else was hurt

I was only doing what I hope anybody else in my position would do. When I first found him I thought he had hit his head and gave him a concussion as he didnt seem to knwo what the heck was happening, until he told me what he had done.

However, that saved life better be spending some serious time in a psychiatry ward.

I do think it is standard proceedure when police find somebody who tries to commit suicude to get them help.

And to boot, this is the car he put in the ditch..
(http://www.autointell.com/asian_companies/nissan/nissan-350z/nissan-350z-front-side-silver-350-225.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on July 04, 2006, 01:28:12 PM
Wow.  I was going to post a peeve, but after reading yours Broken Bones, I just don't know what the point of ranting about something would be anymore.

Anyways here it goes.  My neighbours behind me.  It's one thing to be loud, drunk and obnoxious.  It's the long weekend and it really wasn't that bad.  It was the loud music Sunday afternoon that really pissed me off especially since I've been having Sunday afternoon naps since I was kid and have abosolutely no intention of changing that habit.  Anyways I yelled a profanity from my window and told them to turn it up even louder and then I slammed my window shut.  An hour later I let one of my dogs out and one them looked at me and probably wanted to say something, but made the right decision and kept his mouth shut.

I moved to the suburbs for peace quiet and I find it's unfortunate that there are so many ignorant people out there who think that they are the only ones that live in the neighbourhood.  Their probably the same type of people that would've pissed on the war monument if given the chance.  The country is heading down the toilet.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on July 04, 2006, 01:47:01 PM
I have no issues for loud music so long as its tatsefull, because you have no clue who is in earshot. While yoru peeve is a legit concern, there are many different ways people tolerate this based on the music. if its tatsefull music any regular joe would enjoy, no complaints are made, however, once it becomes bad or tasteless music, peopel are up in arms.

I am sure if adults were blasting music such as Steve Earl, The Cars, Rolling Stones you would prbably have been out in a hammock having a beer.

I live out in the country on a 1/2 acre lot, but I still have neighbours on eahc side of me and a cemetary across the street from us. We tie up our dog to our well in the front because he enjoys it, and we will do it until our backyard is fully fenced, shoudl be by next weekend. But, as soon as he starst barking, for any reason, I bring him in. First so I do not annoy my neighbours, secondly to teahc him, you bark, you come inside. And I do not care if its something as trivial as a person walking down our street infront of our house, knowing he will stop barking as soon as they are out of sight. he barks, he comes inside.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on July 04, 2006, 01:59:10 PM
Ohh, I have an update regardin g my post last week and the guy commiting suicide. Not on him, but mor eon the events of that night.

Friends we have the wife is a cop for the Ottawa Police, a few days after I told her about what had happened she heard more about that same incident.

After I had called 911 the paramedics, fire trucks, and police came, ultimately blocking the road. Comming  down the road was a driver in a car, he came to where we were and turned around. he was actually being chased by police and suspected of stabbing a man 7 times. When he turned around he ended up meeting with the officers chasing him, and got himself arrested.

Its amazing how one act can change the outcome for others, because if the road was not blocked, that driver woudl have been able to continue through Navan, and if speeding, who knows what woudl have happened.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on July 04, 2006, 02:19:08 PM

I live out in the country on a 1/2 acre lot, but I still have neighbours on eahc side of me and a cemetary across the street from us. We tie up our dog to our well in the front because he enjoys it, and we will do it until our backyard is fully fenced, shoudl be by next weekend. But, as soon as he starst barking, for any reason, I bring him in. First so I do not annoy my neighbours, secondly to teahc him, you bark, you come inside. And I do not care if its something as trivial as a person walking down our street infront of our house, knowing he will stop barking as soon as they are out of sight. he barks, he comes inside.


I should introduce you to some of my other neighbours.  I have 3 dogs and you'd never know it.  My neighbour beside has a small dog that they would leave outside for an hour and it would never shut up until I finally yelled outside for it to shutup.  Now they don't let it outside for a lengthy amount of time.  Maybe 5 minutes.  My neighbours in front of me would watch their sisters's little dog.  They'd keep it outside for 4 hours while they worked an evening shift.  It would bark non-stop.  "It's our dog", they would say.  Well many neighbours later complaining has finally prompted them to keep the little mongrel inside when they leave for the evening.

Concerning the music issue, to extent you are probably right, but like I said they pretty much started Friday afternoon being loud, drunk and obnoxious and didn't stop until Sunday evening.  It was just the one thing on Sunday afternoon it would've been a different story.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on July 04, 2006, 02:22:13 PM
People on other Sens related forums who actually think that pissing on the war monument isn't as bad as people are making it out be.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on July 04, 2006, 02:40:15 PM
I should introduce you to some of my other neighbours. I have 3 dogs and you'd never know it. My neighbour beside has a small dog that they would leave outside for an hour and it would never shut up until I finally yelled outside for it to shutup. Now they don't let it outside for a lengthy amount of time. Maybe 5 minutes. My neighbours in front of me would watch their sisters's little dog. They'd keep it outside for 4 hours while they worked an evening shift. It would bark non-stop. "It's our dog", they would say. Well many neighbours later complaining has finally prompted them to keep the little mongrel inside when they leave for the evening.

Concerning the music issue, to extent you are probably right, but like I said they pretty much started Friday afternoon being loud, drunk and obnoxious and didn't stop until Sunday evening. It was just the one thing on Sunday afternoon it would've been a different story.

During the winter when w elived at my girlfriends parents house we woudl allow the dogs to get access to their doggy door when we were out. because with the cold, there was nothing to bark at from the backyard, and it was too cold form them to stay out to bark. In the summer we closed off their access to the dog door when we were not at the house.

Now at our house, we crate our dog in the garage, this wya he doesnt detsroy our house, and he cnat bark at anybody walking by. I dont like the idea of crating him for long periods of time such as going to a hockey game, so we are now looking at our options at building a dog kennel in our garage that allows him to walk around.

People on other Sens related forums who actually think that pissing on the war monument isn't as bad as people are making it out be.

People on other Sens related forums who actually think that pissing on the war monument isn't as bad as people are making it out be.

Maybe we should find them, beat them, and then piss on them.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Phil8400 on July 04, 2006, 03:56:02 PM
Wow.  I was going to post a peeve, but after reading yours Broken Bones, I just don't know what the point of ranting about something would be anymore.

Anyways here it goes.  My neighbours behind me.  It's one thing to be loud, drunk and obnoxious.  It's the long weekend and it really wasn't that bad.  It was the loud music Sunday afternoon that really pissed me off especially since I've been having Sunday afternoon naps since I was kid and have abosolutely no intention of changing that habit.  Anyways I yelled a profanity from my window and told them to turn it up even louder and then I slammed my window shut.  An hour later I let one of my dogs out and one them looked at me and probably wanted to say something, but made the right decision and kept his mouth shut.

I moved to the suburbs for peace quiet and I find it's unfortunate that there are so many ignorant people out there who think that they are the only ones that live in the neighbourhood.  Their probably the same type of people that would've pissed on the war monument if given the chance.  The country is heading down the toilet.

I completely understand where you're coming from.  Unfortunately, as long as we keep stacking houses on top of each other and building $300,000 homes five feet from the next, noise will always be an issue.  I play drums, and have always said that once I had a single detached house …that I'd be allowed to play in my basement until 11pm – according to by-laws.  It seems that I may have assumed wrong.  More and more, a complainant’s version of what is deemed “reasonable” can overrule noise by-laws.  I don’t even know who has the final say in these disputes.  Cops?  Older cops who hate loud music?  :smily677:

I'm with you on this, but I also like to have friends over for BBQ and crank up the tunes.  If we could only pick our neighbours.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on July 04, 2006, 04:20:11 PM
Maybe we should find them, beat them, and then piss on them.

You sound like my debt collector.  :cry:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on July 04, 2006, 04:48:42 PM
You sound like my debt collector. :cry:

Have you been caught and had a bad experience? If yoru having issues with him, PM me, I have a good book you should read... the do's and donts of collectors, and what you can do as a debtor to protect yourself legally.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on July 04, 2006, 04:56:48 PM
Have you been caught and had a bad experience? If yoru having issues with him, PM me, I have a good book you should read... the do's and donts of collectors, and what you can do as a debtor to protect yourself legally.

I just don't want to be peed on again. :(

(I'm just kidding, btw :))
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on July 04, 2006, 05:04:19 PM
I just don't want to be peed on again. :(

(I'm just kidding, btw :))

I thought so at first, but wasnt totally sure...
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on July 04, 2006, 07:06:57 PM
People on other Sens related forums who actually think that pissing on the war monument isn't as bad as people are making it out be.

What else do you expect from a guy who posted here while drunk half the time? His banning is one of the best that was done here so far...
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on July 04, 2006, 07:39:59 PM
What else do you expect from a guy who posted here while drunk half the time? His banning is one of the best that was done here so far...

He was banned? I thought he stopped posting on his own will.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on July 04, 2006, 08:43:22 PM
He was banned? I thought he stopped posting on his own will.

Is that what he said?  :A_laughing_matter:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on July 04, 2006, 09:00:18 PM
Is that what he said?  :A_laughing_matter:

So he was banned? When was this?
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on July 04, 2006, 10:12:16 PM
Being sick.   :cry:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on July 04, 2006, 10:17:20 PM
Being sick.   :cry:

At least you don't have to work!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on July 04, 2006, 11:27:04 PM
So he was banned? When was this?

A couple months back.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Pasky on July 04, 2006, 11:41:54 PM
what???? who got banned????
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on July 04, 2006, 11:45:36 PM
At least you don't have to work!

Who says I don't?!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on July 04, 2006, 11:46:48 PM
Who says I don't?!

Take a day off!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on July 04, 2006, 11:51:37 PM
what???? who got banned????

Think back on some guy who was always posting drunk and thought he and his friend were above the rules here.  :howdy:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on July 05, 2006, 12:10:16 AM
A couple months back.

When exactly though? I was under the impression he left when he launched his own site.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on July 05, 2006, 12:16:05 AM
When exactly though? I was under the impression he left when he launched his own site.

Check your PM.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on July 05, 2006, 06:28:26 AM
All I know is that I've removed myself from that site.  I can't handle people that think their smart just because they use big words.  Everytime he posts something he proves just how big of a d**k he truly is.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: D1GGY on July 05, 2006, 08:41:30 AM
????  :smily677:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on July 05, 2006, 11:19:54 AM
People who throw shorts at me suck too.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: D1GGY on July 05, 2006, 11:21:49 AM
Whos throwing undies at ya Szuper???
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on July 05, 2006, 11:30:01 AM
People who throw shorts at me suck too.

Sorry, can I have them back please?
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: John Connor on July 05, 2006, 11:48:49 AM
"could of" and "would of"

Do people even read what they're typing, much less think it through?
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on July 05, 2006, 12:40:16 PM
"could of" and "would of"

Do people even read what they're typing, much less think it through?

 :icon_thankyou:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on July 05, 2006, 05:13:33 PM
:icon_thankyou:

itz lot betta than wen ya talk lyke dis, ya no
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on July 05, 2006, 06:20:37 PM
itz lot betta than wen ya talk lyke dis, ya no

I hate you for making me read that.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on July 10, 2006, 10:16:24 AM
Having to tell my neighbours behind me to be quiet for the second weekend in a row.  This time the adults and there kids were out there screaming past 9:00pm while I was trying to put my young one to bed.

It may not be a big deal to some, but my son goes to bed at the latest 8:00pm and I think that it's fair to expect parents who also have you children (like said neighbours) to respect the fact that it's getting late for young kids and not everyone in the neighbourhood needs to hear them or their parents (who should know better) for that matter screaming at the top of their lungs.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on July 10, 2006, 10:19:02 AM
Having to tell my neighbours behind me to be quiet for the second weekend in a row. This time the adults and there kids were out there screaming past 9:00pm while I was trying to put my young one to bed.

It may not be a big deal to some, but my son goes to bed at the latest 8:00pm and I think that it's fair to expect parents who also have you children (like said neighbours) to respect the fact that it's getting late for young kids and not everyone in the neighbourhood needs to hear them or their parents (who should know better) for that matter screaming at the top of their lungs.

While last week I was disagreeing with you somewhat, I woudl be mor eon yrou side now. It can be tolerated once in a while, but at some point they need to start respecting their neighbours.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: playertobenamedlater on July 11, 2006, 10:41:11 PM
Having to tell my neighbours behind me to be quiet for the second weekend in a row.  This time the adults and there kids were out there screaming past 9:00pm while I was trying to put my young one to bed.

It may not be a big deal to some, but my son goes to bed at the latest 8:00pm and I think that it's fair to expect parents who also have you children (like said neighbours) to respect the fact that it's getting late for young kids and not everyone in the neighbourhood needs to hear them or their parents (who should know better) for that matter screaming at the top of their lungs.

We weren't all that loud. Get over it!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on July 11, 2006, 11:11:38 PM
You were loud enough that I could still here you clear as bell while all my windows were shut.  People should know better especially when they themselves have young children.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ice_queen on July 11, 2006, 11:59:15 PM
People who mow thier lawn at 9am, espically on a weekend.  This happens all the time where I live (stupid suburbs) and I always get up and slam my windows with the faint hope that my neighbour will hear me and be considerate.  Just because you have kids that wake you up at 6 doesn't mean that everyone else is up by 9, be considerate.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: gared66 on July 12, 2006, 12:12:01 AM
my single biggest pet peeve right now is definitely people buying lottery and scratch tickets in convenience stores. This may apply to some of you, who knows. Lottery tickets aren't so bad but it really gets me when people scratch them or have them scanned at the time, and then go for another round, then another, and another, while you just stand there. No other product at convenience stores takes that long, and its just a game. It'd be different if it took that long for milk, but a person may as well be playing a game of pinball as you wait in line behind them. Usually my interactions with the employee last all of twenty seconds, while I've waited in line behind such people for several minutes. Its especially irritating when your in a rush.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on July 12, 2006, 05:50:31 AM
Well see that's when you are supposed to ask them to kindly step aside especially when the clerk won't do it.  And if they don't then you let them know that they are being ignorant and inconsiderate to the other customers who have to wait for them to scratch their ticket and then you tell them to step aside.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Budkiller on July 12, 2006, 07:25:35 AM
People who decide to stop and have a conversation in doorways.  Or groups of people who walk shoulder to shoulder down a busy sidewalk and half the speed of everyone else...

Basically, I just want people to pay attention.  If you're in the way of others, just move off to the side.  It's simple.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on July 12, 2006, 07:57:35 AM
People who drive a Hyundai Accent and feel that their car is special enough to take up two spots.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: _BellY_ on July 12, 2006, 12:17:56 PM
People who mow thier lawn at 9am, espically on a weekend. This happens all the time where I live (stupid suburbs) and I always get up and slam my windows with the faint hope that my neighbour will hear me and be considerate. Just because you have kids that wake you up at 6 doesn't mean that everyone else is up by 9, be considerate.

That and people who call at 9am on a weekend or during the week when they know the person they want to talk to isn't home. Especially when the information is useless, or could've waited till the next time you saw the person.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Jenn_#11fan on July 12, 2006, 01:02:05 PM
Guys in cars that honk their damn horns at you.

It happened twice yesterday while waiting at bus stops. One it makes me jump out mys skin every time, and two, where's the respect? God, it's not like I was dressed like a bad girl or anything.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on July 12, 2006, 01:13:07 PM
Guys in cars that honk their damn horns at you.

It happened twice yesterday while waiting at bus stops. One it makes me jump out mys skin every time, and two, where's the respect? God, it's not like I was dressed like a bad girl or anything.

What were you wearing?
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Jenn_#11fan on July 12, 2006, 01:17:59 PM
What were you wearing?

Jeans and a purple tank top. On top of the tank top I had one of those short tops that just cover your top half(also purple, but a sligtly different shade), you know, the layered look? And my brown skechers running shoes that I brought in the States and adore. I like talking about clothes don't I?

LOL...It also changed to bad girl from s***, I didn't realize that when I posted it initially.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on July 12, 2006, 01:23:11 PM
People who drive a Hyundai Accent and feel that their car is special enough to take up two spots.

Fact is, no car is special enough to take 2 spots unless it's at the far end of the parking lot where no one parks.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on July 12, 2006, 01:26:16 PM
Jeans and a purple tank top. On top of the tank top I had one of those short tops that just cover your top half(also purple, but a sligtly different shade), you know, the layered look? And my brown skechers running shoes that I brought in the States and adore. I like talking about clothes don't I?

LOL...It also changed to bad girl from s***, I didn't realize that when I posted it initially.

Jeez. Am I the only one who has to check the hamper to figure out what I wore the previous day?
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: playertobenamedlater on July 12, 2006, 02:06:46 PM
Guys in cars that honk their damn horns at you.

It happened twice yesterday while waiting at bus stops. One it makes me jump out mys skin every time, and two, where's the respect? God, it's not like I was dressed like a bad girl or anything.

Sorry for honking Jenn, but you looked pretty hot in that 2- tone purple look...
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Jenn_#11fan on July 12, 2006, 02:30:06 PM
Jeez. Am I the only one who has to check the hamper to figure out what I wore the previous day?

Is it that hard to remember what you wore yesterday? ;)

and ptbnl... :punch:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on July 12, 2006, 02:56:19 PM
Is it that hard to remember what you wore yesterday? ;)

I think it was blue jeans and a black T-shirt that loudly proclaims that I am Canadian.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on July 12, 2006, 04:07:05 PM
People who mow thier lawn at 9am, espically on a weekend. This happens all the time where I live (stupid suburbs) and I always get up and slam my windows with the faint hope that my neighbour will hear me and be considerate. Just because you have kids that wake you up at 6 doesn't mean that everyone else is up by 9, be considerate.

With Ontario's weather, that time is the best to do it. On a weekend when I have things to do I wont wait around to cut my grass, for two reasons.

1) the temperature quickly climbs with the humidity, making cutting the grass more exhausting than it needs to be.
2) if I have things to do that take me out of the house, I want to do the stuff around the house first to get it out of the way.

And besides, if we don't cut our grass at 9am, when are we allowed to do so? Its too damn hot during the day, and when it cools off in the evenning you'll be complaining that its being done when you want to sleep.

People who drive a Hyundai Accent and feel that their car is special enough to take up two spots.

I am with you, but any car is only entitled to take one spot. Last Saturday my girlfriend and I took her mom out to the movies, it was packed. We drove around to find a parking spot, there it was, a 2006 mustange parked taking up to spots. To boot it was a company car for Bell. We finally park and get our tickets, and what do I see, a booth for Bell.

I walk by and they ask if I would be interested in their promotion. I reply "no, i'm not, but I am interested in know who drove and parked the company car". The girl points to the guy beside her and I get his attention. I tell him "learn to park to take only one parking space, its rude and inconsiderate to do a poor parking job and occupy two spots on a busy night at a popular business".

He replies "its a nice car, I don't want it scratched"

Before walking away I said "I was able to park by a 2006 lexus just fine, so there's nothing that makes your car special".
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: John Connor on July 12, 2006, 04:24:58 PM
He replies "its a nice car, I don't want it scratched"

Before walking away I said "I was able to park by a 2006 lexus just fine, so there's nothing that makes your car special".
I'm also annoyed by people taking two spaces, but I understand their frustration.  A friend of mine went through a phase of taking two spots 'cause his car kept getting dinged by people's doors.  His rationale was that if others weren't going to be considerate enough to have a care when they open their doors (or leave a note offering to pay for damages), then he wasn't going to give them the option of parking close enough to hit him.

His other strategy was to purposely seek out other nice cars (no matter how much longer the walk) and park next to them, since the driver would probably be fairly cautious about not banging his door into the adjacent car.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on July 12, 2006, 04:33:06 PM
I'm also annoyed by people taking two spaces, but I understand their frustration. A friend of mine went through a phase of taking two spots 'cause his car kept getting dinged by people's doors. His rationale was that if others weren't going to be considerate enough to have a care when they open their doors (or leave a note offering to pay for damages), then he wasn't going to give them the option of parking close enough to hit him.

His other strategy was to purposely seek out other nice cars (no matter how much longer the walk) and park next to them, since the driver would probably be fairly cautious about not banging his door into the adjacent car.

Majority of people who hit other cars with their doors is done by accident. And frank;y it talkes some amount of force for a door to do damage to a car.

I have only hit somebody's vehicle once iwth my door, and that was when I was getting back to work from buying lunch. My hands were full and I openned my door carefully as to leave a gap between my door and the other vehicle. Just as I let go the wind picked up and pushed y door further ultimately hitting the truck beside me. The driver of the truck and hsi friend were walking to the truck when the friend says 'hey that shithead just hit yoru truck with his door". I explained to him it was the wind and not intentional in any way, as I was trying to be carefull. They then get up close and look at the truck, the friend yells "he scratchjed yoru truck".. the driver comes up and says "your scratched my truck".. No way I scratched his truck with that, so I walked back between the vehicles, took my hand and wipped the area of this 'scratch"... I walk away and said "try washing your car, you would then be able to spot what a real scratch looks like".

If yrou car is too precious to get scratched, keep it at home, in the garage, and trailer it to car shows.

Nobody is entitled to taking up two parking spots, just like nobody is entitled to take up two seats in a theater because they are worried they will catch somebodies 'germs'.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: John Connor on July 12, 2006, 04:52:48 PM
Majority of people who hit other cars with their doors is done by accident. And frank;y it talkes some amount of force for a door to do damage to a car.
  Most are by accident, but we are still accountable for things we do by accident.  And it doesn't really take much to dent or chip a car door.  After all, the end of your door is probably moving at about twice the speed that your hand is.

If yrou car is too precious to get scratched, keep it at home, in the garage, and trailer it to car shows.
  I think that's a bit harsh.  Stone chips are one thing, but I don't think it's fair to hate on people for liking their possessions and expecting people to respect them.

Nobody is entitled to taking up two parking spots, just like nobody is entitled to take up two seats in a theater because they are worried they will catch somebodies 'germs'.
I agree (and I said as much above)... I'm just saying I understand where they're coming from.  I guess maybe I should have just posted a pet peeve of "people banging their car doors into your car" instead of relating the little anecdote.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: gared66 on July 12, 2006, 05:20:35 PM
Well see that's when you are supposed to ask them to kindly step aside especially when the clerk won't do it.  And if they don't then you let them know that they are being ignorant and inconsiderate to the other customers who have to wait for them to scratch their ticket and then you tell them to step aside.

c'mon that's a little easier said then done. You look really impatient, which I am, but I'd rather not appear that way. The clerks rarely ever do it. Honestly, would you tell these people to step aside? Its particularly bad for me as I tend to stop in going home in the evenings, and the evenings are like the peak hour for convenience store gambling. The only solution is a totally different store or a new policy, both of which I'd be in favour of.

people stopping to have conversations in doorways, definitely my number two, or at the tops of stairs. You encounter that a hundred times a day at university. If school were in session that'd probably be my number one.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Alexander_Ovechkin on July 12, 2006, 06:17:09 PM
Jeez. Am I the only one who has to check the hamper to figure out what I wore the previous day?

I sometimes forget,  I think I wore a white collared shirt with a tie and black pants.  I looked kind of like a mathematician
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on July 12, 2006, 10:14:35 PM
I think that's a bit harsh.  Stone chips are one thing, but I don't think it's fair to hate on people for liking their possessions and expecting people to respect them.

I understand what your saying. But an accident is far from showing a lack of respect. I do think though if you open your door and hit the cra next to you, check the door, make sure you didn't damage the vehicle. If you did, try to contact the owner by leaving a note or something explaining what had happened.

A pet peeve of door banging is completely reasonable, but it should not justify anybody to take two parking spots. Especially at a theater on a busy night. I mean, how would you like it if yoru going to a Sens game, drive in, looking for a spot, last one, and some ******* parked his car in two spots because his car is too precious? Sorry, but if its that important to you, don't take it to such a busy event and incovenience other people because its your 'baby'.

I have no issues with people who have a nice car and wish to drive it, but for the fear of it getting damaged by other cars, park at the far end of the parking lot to take up two spaces. Parking in a spot where rarely any cars will be parking near you. Don't try to get one of the best parking spots close to the doors and then take up two spaces.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ice_queen on July 13, 2006, 01:01:10 AM
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With Ontario's weather, that time is the best to do it. On a weekend when I have things to do I wont wait around to cut my grass, for two reasons.

1) the temperature quickly climbs with the humidity, making cutting the grass more exhausting than it needs to be.
2) if I have things to do that take me out of the house, I want to do the stuff around the house first to get it out of the way.

*eyes narrow*  I just think it's rude and inconsiderate and selfish.  Just because you went to bed early doesn't mean that everyone does, and I know I am not the only person who likes to get a chance to sleep in on the weekends, only to have it distrurbed with noise of a mower.

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And besides, if we don't cut our grass at 9am, when are we allowed to do so? Its too damn hot during the day, and when it cools off in the evenning you'll be complaining that its being done when you want to sleep.

Are you saying that I would complain about lawn mowing regardless of the time?  I resent that.  If it was in the evening I have no issues with that, kids are still up, so you aren't disturbing thier sleep, it's cooling down, and it's not at 9 in the morning or earlier.


Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on July 13, 2006, 08:07:07 AM
*eyes narrow* I just think it's rude and inconsiderate and selfish. Just because you went to bed early doesn't mean that everyone does, and I know I am not the only person who likes to get a chance to sleep in on the weekends, only to have it distrurbed with noise of a mower.

Are you saying that I would complain about lawn mowing regardless of the time? I resent that. If it was in the evening I have no issues with that, kids are still up, so you aren't disturbing thier sleep, it's cooling down, and it's not at 9 in the morning or earlier.




9am isnt exactly the crack of dawn. If it were 7am or 8am I would agree with you. What time is it reasonable to you to start mowing the lawn? If your sleeping at 9, you'll probably be sleeping till 10, is that too early as well? Do I have to wiat until 11, or 12 before I start mowing my lawn in order to be considerate?

Your right, not everbody goes to bed 'early', and neither do I. I usually go to bed at 11, or 12, I am up by 7am, latest 8am on weekends. So why do I have to wait for you to do my house work?

I also eat dinner at 7pm, thats when it starts to cool down in the evenning. Do you want me to cook dinner, eat, clean up, and then mow my lawn before 8pm?

Here is what the By-Law states,
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POWER EQUIPMENT
15. (1) No person shall operate or cause to be operated any power equipment such as chain saws, power lawn mowers, leaf blowers, power tools or other similar devices, between 2100 hours of one day and 0700 hours of the next day the noise from which disturbs or tends to disturb the inhabitants of the neighbourhood, or persons in the vicinity. 

(2) Despite subsection (1), no person shall operate or cause to be operated any power equipment before 0900 hours on any Saturday, Sunday, statutory or public holiday.

(3) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to a person operating power equipment used for the purpose of maintaining a golf course. 

http://www.ottawa.ca/city_services/bylaws/municipal_bylaws/public_nuisance/noise/index_en.shtml

The law states I am allowed to cut my grass as early as 9am on a weekend. In doing so I am not legally 'disturbing' the inhabitants of the neighbourhood.

Being a home owner I have alot of things to do on weekends. Mow the lawn, work on my fence, cleaning the garage, go to the cottage, etc. I like to get the physical work out of the way first so I am not flirting with the strong rays of our sun and humidity, and that is when I have the most of my energy. Maybe instead of cutting my grass, I'll pull out my sledge hammer at 9am in order to pound in a combination of wodden and metal fence posts into the ground.

Frankly, if I had my choice of sound in the morning it would be the lawn mower. It is avery monotone sounds, its not an extreme loud noise either, more of a deep noise. Something I used to be able to easily ignore in the morning and sleep through when my dad our our neighbours would get out to start cutting the grass.

And just for some news, I am 22 years old, far from being a older adult with a family, and young enough to understand that teens and young adults have off sleeping pattersn. However, it's not my job to alter my weekend schedule to make my life convenient for you when I am within the law.

And you would probably hate to be my neighbour then, because living on a 1/2 acre lot and only having a push lawn mower, I start at 9am, and finish mowing and edging between 11:30 and 12:00. For me to be done by 8:00pm I would have to start mowing at 5:00pm, skipping dinner.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ice_queen on July 13, 2006, 08:37:01 AM
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9am isnt exactly the crack of dawn. If it were 7am or 8am I would agree with you. What time is it reasonable to you to start mowing the lawn? If your sleeping at 9, you'll probably be sleeping till 10, is that too early as well? Do I have to wiat until 11, or 12 before I start mowing my lawn in order to be considerate?

Your right, not everbody goes to bed 'early', and neither do I. I usually go to bed at 11, or 12, I am up by 7am, latest 8am on weekends. So why do I have to wait for you to do my house work?

I also eat dinner at 7pm, thats when it starts to cool down in the evenning. Do you want me to cook dinner, eat, clean up, and then mow my lawn before 8pm?

Here is what the By-Law states,
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POWER EQUIPMENT
15. (1) No person shall operate or cause to be operated any power equipment such as chain saws, power lawn mowers, leaf blowers, power tools or other similar devices, between 2100 hours of one day and 0700 hours of the next day the noise from which disturbs or tends to disturb the inhabitants of the neighbourhood, or persons in the vicinity.

(2) Despite subsection (1), no person shall operate or cause to be operated any power equipment before 0900 hours on any Saturday, Sunday, statutory or public holiday.

(3) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to a person operating power equipment used for the purpose of maintaining a golf course.

http://www.ottawa.ca/city_services/bylaws/municipal_bylaws/public_nuisance/noise/index_en.shtml

The law states I am allowed to cut my grass as early as 9am on a weekend. In doing so I am not legally 'disturbing' the inhabitants of the neighbourhood.

Being a home owner I have alot of things to do on weekends. Mow the lawn, work on my fence, cleaning the garage, go to the cottage, etc. I like to get the physical work out of the way first so I am not flirting with the strong rays of our sun and humidity, and that is when I have the most of my energy. Maybe instead of cutting my grass, I'll pull out my sledge hammer at 9am in order to pound in a combination of wodden and metal fence posts into the ground.

Frankly, if I had my choice of sound in the morning it would be the lawn mower. It is avery monotone sounds, its not an extreme loud noise either, more of a deep noise. Something I used to be able to easily ignore in the morning and sleep through when my dad our our neighbours would get out to start cutting the grass.

And just for some news, I am 22 years old, far from being a older adult with a family, and young enough to understand that teens and young adults have off sleeping pattersn. However, it's not my job to alter my weekend schedule to make my life convenient for you when I am within the law.

And you would probably hate to be my neighbour then, because living on a 1/2 acre lot and only having a push lawn mower, I start at 9am, and finish mowing and edging between 11:30 and 12:00. For me to be done by 8:00pm I would have to start mowing at 5:00pm, skipping dinner.

Whatever.  When you're pulling out the by-laws there's no way you'll see it my way.  It's still inconsdierate.  "And just for some news", I'm 22 also, and have always had these sleeping patters.  But I'm not the only one whose sleep is distrubed.  My 50 year old mother, who is a nurse, had her weekend's sleep disturbed by the same said lawnmower, so it's not just me being an inconsiderate teen.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on July 13, 2006, 09:22:25 AM
Whatever. When you're pulling out the by-laws there's no way you'll see it my way. It's still inconsdierate. "And just for some news", I'm 22 also, and have always had these sleeping patters. But I'm not the only one whose sleep is distrubed. My 50 year old mother, who is a nurse, had her weekend's sleep disturbed by the same said lawnmower, so it's not just me being an inconsiderate teen.

But you also have to understand and respect as to why yoru neighbour is running the lawn mower at 9am. This is not something such as a party that is disturbing your sleep. This is a person who is doing yard work on their house. Its 9:10am right now, and do you have any clue what the weather is like? It is currently 22 Celcius, and feels like 29 with humidty. It is supposed to reach 27 Celcius this afternoon, who knows what it will actually feel like with the humidity.

Lets look at the last 24 hours. Yesterday was a relatively cool day. At 9:00am it was 20 Celcius. By 12:00 it was 22 and felt like 29.

My girlfriend has troubles sleeping on a regular night. She too hates it when I am up in the morning cutting our lawn. While she hates it she does understand why it needs to be done in the morning and doesn't complain.

Both of my parents used to work shift work. They would get off work at 7am, and be in bed by 8am, they never complained about people mowing the grass at 9am, and hell, they were tired.

The reality is that by 9am the world is up and going. If that was not the case you would not have stores openning anywhere between 7am and 9am on a weekend.

I understand that not everybody can sleep easily, or restfully. But at the same time, people can't wait until its convenient for you to get on with their day. If it werenot for the intense heat and humidity we get here in Ontario I would not be mowing our lawn at 9am. But the reality is that the weather is a huge factor for people doing yard work
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ice_queen on July 13, 2006, 03:35:05 PM
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But you also have to understand and respect as to why yoru neighbour is running the lawn mower at 9am. This is not something such as a party that is disturbing your sleep. This is a person who is doing yard work on their house. Its 9:10am right now, and do you have any clue what the weather is like? It is currently 22 Celcius, and feels like 29 with humidty. It is supposed to reach 27 Celcius this afternoon, who knows what it will actually feel like with the humidity.

Lets look at the last 24 hours. Yesterday was a relatively cool day. At 9:00am it was 20 Celcius. By 12:00 it was 22 and felt like 29.

My girlfriend has troubles sleeping on a regular night. She too hates it when I am up in the morning cutting our lawn. While she hates it she does understand why it needs to be done in the morning and doesn't complain.

Both of my parents used to work shift work. They would get off work at 7am, and be in bed by 8am, they never complained about people mowing the grass at 9am, and hell, they were tired.

The reality is that by 9am the world is up and going. If that was not the case you would not have stores openning anywhere between 7am and 9am on a weekend.

I understand that not everybody can sleep easily, or restfully. But at the same time, people can't wait until its convenient for you to get on with their day. If it werenot for the intense heat and humidity we get here in Ontario I would not be mowing our lawn at 9am. But the reality is that the weather is a huge factor for people doing yard work


I understand what you are saying, but at the same time, please remember that this is a "pet peeve" I've never approached my neighbours about the mowing, and never will.  The windowslamming only happens when I have a very bad night and fall asleep only a few hours before they start with thier lawn.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on July 13, 2006, 06:16:13 PM
It is a valid pet peeve, but you made it sound like its the fault of the person mowing their lawn, rather than it being just a general annoyance.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ice_queen on July 13, 2006, 10:04:34 PM
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It is a valid pet peeve, but you made it sound like its the fault of the person mowing their lawn, rather than it being just a general annoyance.

Well, it is both.  It's just annoying, and the it's the fault of the person mowing because they are the ones doing it, but I'm not like "OMG I HATE YOU!!!"
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on July 13, 2006, 11:22:10 PM
Well, it is both. It's just annoying, and the it's the fault of the person mowing because they are the ones doing it, but I'm not like "OMG I HATE YOU!!!"

Maybe, if you live in suburbs that have extremely small lots, is go to your neighbour and ask him/her if they woudln't mind mowing the grass an hour later or so, explaining to them niceley for the reason of yoru request. I say only do this if you live in an area with small lots because those usually only take 15, 20 minutes, unlike something like my 3 hour job I have here.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on July 13, 2006, 11:56:09 PM
 :OMG:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on July 16, 2006, 11:45:29 PM
Speaking of neighbours.  I was awoken at the lovely hour of 6 AMthis morning... to what?  My neighbours decided to take a swim.  Sure, a swim is harmless ... but when you start yelling, screaming and hollaring, it gets a little disrespectful.

If I was still asleep at 10 AM and they woke me up, no, I wouldn't be as pissed.  This is just getting ridiculous now.  Before it was only them playing loud music anywhere between 2am and 3am ... and now the morning too?  I'm one more incident away from calling the cops.

I just don't know if they'd take this seriously at all...
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on July 17, 2006, 12:00:28 AM
Speaking of neighbours.  I was awoken at the lovely hour of 6 AMthis morning... to what?  My neighbours decided to take a swim.  Sure, a swim is harmless ... but when you start yelling, screaming and hollaring, it gets a little disrespectful.

If I was still asleep at 10 AM and they woke me up, no, I wouldn't be as pissed.  This is just getting ridiculous now.  Before it was only them playing loud music anywhere between 2am and 3am ... and now the morning too?  I'm one more incident away from calling the cops.

I just don't know if they'd take this seriously at all...

A morning swim is great, but being loud about it is definately something to be pissed at. Maybe next time they decide to do that and you wake up, get dressed up in yoru bathing suit and join them.

Or, if their poool is in close proximity to your fence, do some 'house work'... Like finding the dustiest rug in your house, hanging it on the fence, and beat the dust out. making sure the wind is blowing in their driection.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on July 18, 2006, 09:09:36 AM
The stupid little teenage girls who thought that it was cool to talk on their precious little cell phones while everyone was trying to watch POTC on the weekend.  They were told numerous times to shutup by everyone around them and they still couldn't take the hint.  Is it just me or are most teenagers getting dumber and dumber every year.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on July 18, 2006, 11:04:13 AM
The stupid little teenage girls who thought that it was cool to talk on their precious little cell phones while everyone was trying to watch POTC on the weekend.  They were told numerous times to shutup by everyone around them and they still couldn't take the hint.  Is it just me or are most teenagers getting dumber and dumber every year.

They couldn't understand the 'Please turn off your cell phones' message befor ethe movie starts? I would have complain to the manager of the theater and asked for a refund. It's not their fault exactly that you could not enjoy the movie, but maybe they shoudl have people monitoring this.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on July 18, 2006, 12:02:24 PM
It's not that it bothered me, I only saw the light from their phone twice.  It just bothers me that people are so ignorant in today's society that they even do something like this despite being told numerous times by the ones beside them to shutup.

As for getting someone to monitor the theaters?  Who are they going to get, the pimply faced kid who's afraid to throw out his own mother let alone a couple teenage girls?  Come on.  They used to have ushers inside the theaters when I was a teenager and it's something that they stopped doing.  There is obviously a need for it again, but they have to hire kids with some backbone.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on July 18, 2006, 12:35:34 PM
It's not that it bothered me, I only saw the light from their phone twice. It just bothers me that people are so ignorant in today's society that they even do something like this despite being told numerous times by the ones beside them to shutup.

As for getting someone to monitor the theaters? Who are they going to get, the pimply faced kid who's afraid to throw out his own mother let alone a couple teenage girls? Come on. They used to have ushers inside the theaters when I was a teenager and it's something that they stopped doing. There is obviously a need for it again, but they have to hire kids with some backbone.

There is a need for it, and yoru right, they need to hire somebody who just wouldn't ene up letting the girls go by because they are girls he wants to hit on. There are adults in the theater business, It would not be too hard to have a couple of ushers in place who rotate through some of the theaters.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: rose on July 18, 2006, 01:33:50 PM
Last summer at the Coliseum, this happened to my friend and I.  I went outside the theatre and asked one of the teens working there to get the manager and said I would be waiting inside the theatre (as I wasn't going to miss anymore of the movie if I could help it).  The manager on duty came;  I quickly told him what was happening;  he threw the offending teens out and at the end of the movie it was announced that everyone in the theatre would get two free passes to another show...we just had to stop by their courtesy counter on the way out!

The teens who were thrown out had their cellphones ringing, they were giggling, laughing, etc.  It was very annoying.  But the theatre compensated us nicely, IMHO.   :smily698:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on July 18, 2006, 01:54:59 PM
Yeah, I heard that some theaters do do that, but I also didn't want to take the chance and miss any of the movie either.  I don't really think anyone does just in case the theater decides not to do anything then you end up missing anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes of the movie.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: rose on July 18, 2006, 02:00:48 PM
I didn't  miss much of the movie since I waited inside the theatre for the manager.....but since I couldn't hear anything with these kids acting up, I figured it was worth a shot.  The movie I was at was not an action packed, big sound, type of movie...it was one where you had to hear what was being said so you could follow the plot. 

What was kind of nice that night was some of the patrons who received the free passes came over and thanked me in the lobby because they had noticed that I was the one who got up and got the manager.  I thought it was nice of them to take the time to thank me.  There were about 75 people in the theatre that night, BTW....not a packed house but the enjoyment of 75 was being disrupted by the actions of about 5.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on July 18, 2006, 09:48:12 PM
I'd go take a seat behind her and kick the back of her chair for the rest of the movie... but I can be a b*tch sometimes ;)
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ice_queen on July 18, 2006, 10:24:56 PM
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I'd go take a seat behind her and kick the back of her chair for the rest of the movie... but I can be a b*tch sometimes

I'd compain first, and then i'd do that, and then i'd throw popcorn/candy/nachos w/ cheese/ ice at them.

When I saw the 50 cent movie (yeah, I should have known better), there were loud girls speaking ebonics (in Ottawa) and smoking in the theater.  Yeah.  And when 50 came on the screen they were like "YEAAAAAAH!!!  *raise arms in a raise the roof sort of thing*"  I wanted to hurt them, but i remembered what movie i was watching.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on July 18, 2006, 10:37:09 PM
I'd compain first, and then i'd do that, and then i'd throw popcorn/candy/nachos w/ cheese/ ice at them.

When I saw the 50 cent movie (yeah, I should have known better), there were loud girls speaking ebonics (in Ottawa) and smoking in the theater.  Yeah.  And when 50 came on the screen they were like "YEAAAAAAH!!!  *raise arms in a raise the roof sort of thing*"  I wanted to hurt them, but i remembered what movie i was watching.

You should gots smacked her upside da head. sho 'nuff!

http://www.joel.net/EBONICS/translator.asp
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on July 19, 2006, 11:08:42 AM
Complete strangers asking questions innapropriately.

I was leaving my house and a woman was walking infront of our driveway with her dog. I get to my car and she asks "Did your dog die?"

This I found was completely innaproriate to ask the question so bluntly. If my dog had died, how do you think I would respend to a complete stranger asking the question in such a manner? Because my dog is not dead, it kind of gave me the impression that she wishes he were dead.

I can understand how people who walk by our house on a regular basis would come to such a conclusion, as we normally tie him out in the front yard periodically through the day so he can either bask in the sun or chill in the shade. Recently with us taking care of one of our horses 24/7, our dog has not been tied out as we have not been home.

So now, the next time any of you are wondering if somebvody's dog died, take not, try to be a little more sensative than the person I came accross this morning.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: _BellY_ on July 19, 2006, 10:06:59 PM
Ok this is really really starting to bug me. The government has all these commercilals on tv about how we should rasie our air conditioners one degree because it will save a whole whackload of energy, but then you go to the mall, or the grocery store, or any store, and its freezing cold in there. When is the government gonna deal with that? Its not the home air conditioners that are causing the problem, its the commercial places air conditioners. I went to bayshore today, and the a/c was on so high I was shivering. Why doesnt the government stop telling us to turn our a/c's down, and start doing something about the stores?

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Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: playertobenamedlater on July 19, 2006, 10:10:41 PM
Ok this is really really starting to bug me. The government has all these commercilals on tv about how we should rasie our air conditioners one degree because it will save a whole whackload of energy, but then you go to the mall, or the grocery store, or any store, and its freezing cold in there. When is the government gonna deal with that? Its not the home air conditioners that are causing the problem, its the commercial places air conditioners. I went to bayshore today, and the a/c was on so high I was shivering. Why doesnt the government stop telling us to turn our a/c's down, and start doing something about the stores?

[/rant]

Grocery stores need to keep their coolers running at a certain level, as per health regulations. As for the malls, hydro Ottawa should be on their case about their consumption. A few complaints from customers wouldn't hurt either...
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: _BellY_ on July 19, 2006, 10:21:07 PM
Grocery stores need to keep their coolers running at a certain level, as per health regulations. As for the malls, hydro Ottawa should be on their case about their consumption. A few complaints from customers wouldn't hurt either...

Yeah I understand grocery stores need their coolers running at a certain temperature, but why is the a/c so high?
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: playertobenamedlater on July 19, 2006, 10:30:31 PM
Yeah I understand grocery stores need their coolers running at a certain temperature, but why is the a/c so high?


There is climate sensitive food on the shelves as well...
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on July 19, 2006, 10:40:10 PM
Every notice how the woman is always made out to be smarter than the man in commercials? It's always the balding, chubby, average-looking man doing something stupid before his sexy wife comes in rolling her eyes and presents whatever product is being advertised. It's been that way for years, but whatever. Women do the most shopping, so it's understandable that the ads would be geared towards them ("Hey... I have a stupid husband too, I should buy that!").

But now we've got this "I before E except after C" SUV commercial where, once again, the man is a dumbass and his wife knows everything. Since when are SUV commercials supposed to be appealing to women? I may be wrong, but isn't that a purchase made more often by the man?

But what do I know?
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: _BellY_ on July 19, 2006, 10:40:32 PM
There is climate sensitive food on the shelves as well...
Really? I've never worked at a grocery store,  so i'll just take your word for it.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on July 19, 2006, 11:17:52 PM
Really? I've never worked at a grocery store, so i'll just take your word for it.

It is true, think of all the fuites and vegitables sitting on the display, too hot and they can spoil quickly. When we had the blackout a few years ago we lost alot of product because the store became too warm.

But I do agree, shopping centers such as malls should be keeping it warmer to help conserve energy. Or hell, in the middle of the day, turn off half the lights. The grocery store I worked at did this for a few months after the blackout, and periodically throught the summer.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: playertobenamedlater on July 19, 2006, 11:20:04 PM
Really? I've never worked at a grocery store,  so i'll just take your word for it.

I never have either, but I'm a BIG fan of food, so I pay attention  :nod:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ice_queen on July 20, 2006, 12:11:28 AM
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Every notice how the woman is always made out to be smarter than the man in commercials? It's always the balding, chubby, average-looking man doing something stupid before his sexy wife comes in rolling her eyes and presents whatever product is being advertised. It's been that way for years, but whatever. Women do the most shopping, so it's understandable that the ads would be geared towards them ("Hey... I have a stupid husband too, I should buy that!").

But now we've got this "I before E except after C" SUV commercial where, once again, the man is a dumbass and his wife knows everything. Since when are SUV commercials supposed to be appealing to women? I may be wrong, but isn't that a purchase made more often by the man?

But what do I know?

A few years ago there was an article about the rise of the "stupid man" in popular culture, and you see it in sitcoms as well as these commercials.  I think it's sad, and a double standard.  If it were women being treated this way feminists would be storming the companies' building.

Did you ever notice in commercials for children's board games the boy-child always wins?
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on July 20, 2006, 01:18:08 AM
But I do agree, shopping centers such as malls should be keeping it warmer to help conserve energy. Or hell, in the middle of the day, turn off half the lights. The grocery store I worked at did this for a few months after the blackout, and periodically throught the summer.

The Loeb near where I live has half the lights off during the day, every day during summer.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: rose on July 20, 2006, 03:26:06 AM
The Loeb near where I live has half the lights off during the day, every day during summer.

Most of the grocery stores, and a few of the drugstores, have lowered their lighting.  The Sobey's out here has been doing it since that blackout a few years ago.

Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: rose on July 20, 2006, 03:30:36 AM
A few years ago there was an article about the rise of the "stupid man" in popular culture, and you see it in sitcoms as well as these commercials.  I think it's sad, and a double standard.  If it were women being treated this way feminists would be storming the companies' building.

The current ads and the "stupid man" pop trends are a result of the years and years of women being portrayed as little more than household 'slaves', helpless waifs who could open a refrigerator but barely step outside of their front door without help from their husbands. 

However, the pendulum has swung too far, IMHO.  The ads are this way because women DID complain about how they were being portrayed as well as once advertisers realized who held the "buying power" in household products in particular, and after the "working-outside-the-home Mom" became the norm rather than the exception, there was a huge shift in ads.

In any case, I hate most commercials and always have.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on July 20, 2006, 04:33:25 AM
Most of the grocery stores, and a few of the drugstores, have lowered their lighting. The Sobey's out here has been doing it since that blackout a few years ago.

I only ever go to 2 different grocery stores, and although they have a sign that says they do lower the lighting, I haven't noticed any difference from the usual at the Loblaws at College Square.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on July 20, 2006, 08:08:35 AM
Ok this is really really starting to bug me. The government has all these commercilals on tv about how we should rasie our air conditioners one degree because it will save a whole whackload of energy, but then you go to the mall, or the grocery store, or any store, and its freezing cold in there. When is the government gonna deal with that? Its not the home air conditioners that are causing the problem, its the commercial places air conditioners. I went to bayshore today, and the a/c was on so high I was shivering. Why doesnt the government stop telling us to turn our a/c's down, and start doing something about the stores?

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Grocery stores don’t have A/C they HEAT all year round to counter the cooling effects of their freezers.  When it is especially cold in a grocery store it's because they've more than likely turned off their heater or they've turned it down.  My wife asked once why it was freakin' cold in the grocery store and this is the answer they gave her..
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on July 20, 2006, 10:32:34 AM
Grocery stores don’t have A/C they HEAT all year round to counter the cooling effects of their freezers. When it is especially cold in a grocery store it's because they've more than likely turned off their heater or they've turned it down.  My wife asked once why it was freakin' cold in the grocery store and this is the answer they gave her..

And have ya ever heard the term 'load of crap'? Your telling me the refigeration in the back department and in the meat section cools teh store enough to keep the vegetables, which are on the otehr side of the store, cool?
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on July 20, 2006, 10:54:49 AM
And have ya ever heard the term 'load of crap'? Your telling me the refigeration in the back department and in the meat section cools teh store enough to keep the vegetables, which are on the otehr side of the store, cool?
Well the coolers are open.  Besides have you ever walked beside one of those?  Their freezing.  Anyways this is what the person told my wife.  It really wouldn't be all that hard for anyone here to go into the grocery store themselves and ask.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on July 20, 2006, 11:21:54 AM
Well the coolers are open. Besides have you ever walked beside one of those? Their freezing. Anyways this is what the person told my wife. It really wouldn't be all that hard for anyone here to go into the grocery store themselves and ask.

i used to work at a grocery store for 3 years in the produce department. You coudl feel the heat when the fan for the AC broke.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on July 20, 2006, 11:30:50 AM
i used to work at a grocery store for 3 years in the produce department. You coudl feel the heat when the fan for the AC broke.

Hey I was only going by the information that was provided to me.  I didn't see anyone else really giving any type of answer.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: playertobenamedlater on July 20, 2006, 12:33:37 PM
Grocery stores don’t have A/C they HEAT all year round to counter the cooling effects of their freezers.  When it is especially cold in a grocery store it's because they've more than likely turned off their heater or they've turned it down.  My wife asked once why it was freakin' cold in the grocery store and this is the answer they gave her..

The coolers throw just as much heat out the back as they do cool out the front. Grocery stores are air conditioned.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on July 20, 2006, 12:36:01 PM
The coolers throw just as much heat out the back as they do cool out the front. Grocery stores are air conditioned.
Again, let me repeat myself.

Hey I was only going by the information that was provided to me.  I didn't see anyone else really giving any type of answer.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: playertobenamedlater on July 20, 2006, 12:46:24 PM
Again, let me repeat myself.

Hey I was only going by the information that was provided to me.  I didn't see anyone else really giving any type of answer.

Grocery stores need to keep their coolers running at a certain level, as per health regulations. As for the malls, hydro Ottawa should be on their case about their consumption. A few complaints from customers wouldn't hurt either...

Yeah I understand grocery stores need their coolers running at a certain temperature, but why is the a/c so high?


There is climate sensitive food on the shelves as well...

 :icon_questionable:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: rose on July 20, 2006, 01:02:09 PM
Ahhhh....it MUST be summer!   :smily1263:   ;)
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on July 20, 2006, 01:08:44 PM
Ahhhh....it MUST be summer! :smily1263: ;)

nothing better to do than bitch eh? I WANT MY HOCKEY!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: John Connor on July 20, 2006, 01:10:05 PM
"irregardless"
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Lawnboy on July 20, 2006, 02:48:29 PM
My pet peeve? I can't stand Scientology. These people actually think this stuff is real, Afterall, it was invented by a Science fiction writer who lost his marbles,..sign me up.

 Scientologists complain about "discrimination" and all that, how psychiatry is a farce. I for one believe that   putting people on drugs for everything is very bad, and the only way someone can overcome their "fears"  is to get to the core of the problem. Drugging people up is not the answer.

 For Scientologists, I don't think telling people that they feel this way because they have "demon alien spirits" inside them is a good reason either.

 Just goes to show you how credible most religons are. Scientology was created by a man that made a life out of creating fictional tales, not a God.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: playertobenamedlater on July 20, 2006, 08:37:59 PM
Scientology is great, and Tom Cruise said so. If you can't count on Tom Cruise to show us the light, who can you trust?
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on July 20, 2006, 09:33:02 PM
If you can't count on Tom Cruise to show us the light, who can you trust?

Shnak?
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: RideauDreaming on July 20, 2006, 09:36:03 PM
Drilling going on during work hours. It's been 2-3 weeks now ugh.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: John Connor on July 20, 2006, 11:46:06 PM
Don't you hate it when you just finished removing a bicycle from your car, and you're standing next to the car not touching it and your car's rear window just spontaneously shatters?

Yeah, it sucks. 

I just spent an hour and a half cleaning out the glass at a gas station, then came home and had to clean my parent's garage to make room for the car (since they were calling for rain tonight).
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on July 21, 2006, 12:12:16 AM
Crazy ladies who talk to me about politics out of nowhere... it totally went over my head.  All I got out of it was that Harper was doing ok but young girls were sleeping with politicians....  :smily677:  ...just smile and nod
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on July 21, 2006, 01:15:50 AM
but young girls were sleeping with politicians....

Mental note: run for mayor.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: playertobenamedlater on July 21, 2006, 02:54:07 AM
Mental note: run for mayor.

Well, you'd certainly get the young female vote. We all know Munter isn't doing it for the girls...
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: rose on July 21, 2006, 09:09:19 AM
Well, you'd certainly get the young female vote. We all know Munter isn't doing it for the girls...

But 13 year old girls can't vote!   :icon_stirthepot:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on July 21, 2006, 09:46:27 AM
...but young girls were sleeping with politicians.... :smily677: ...just smile and nod

It is certainly what was happening in the Trudeau days.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on July 21, 2006, 11:25:11 AM
I don't deny it, I just don't care.  :nod:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Pasky on July 26, 2006, 01:34:39 AM
people that leave thier shopping carts in the middle of the aisle....

"oh crap, i forgot some bananas, lets leave the cart in the meat section while i walk back to the front of the store to fetch some nice bananas"

stupid people.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on July 26, 2006, 01:43:48 AM
people that leave thier shopping carts in the middle of the aisle....

"oh crap, i forgot some bananas, lets leave the cart in the meat section while i walk back to the front of the store to fetch some nice bananas"

stupid people.

I've moved people's carts a few times when crap like that happens to me. It's quite funny to see the results. You know, cart ends up in another aisle and such. :nod:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Pasky on July 26, 2006, 01:49:22 AM
I've moved people's carts a few times when crap like that happens to me. It's quite funny to see the results. You know, cart ends up in another aisle and such. :nod:

thing is i work at a grocery store so i have to deal with this about every 30 minutes
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on July 26, 2006, 01:50:27 AM
thing is i work at a grocery store so i have to deal with this about every 30 minutes


*only* every 30 minutes? It seems to happen to me at least 2 or 3 times every time I go...
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Pasky on July 26, 2006, 01:59:02 AM
*only* every 30 minutes? It seems to happen to me at least 2 or 3 times every time I go...

you move around the store, i stay in one location. also, on weekends it happens way more often then on weekdays....usually i can barely get through
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on July 26, 2006, 09:14:26 AM
Pasky I feel your pain.

Or, how about when your trying to put new product on the shelf and a group of people are having a conversation in the aisle, right where you need to put your product. No matter ho wlong you stand there, or how many times you say 'excuse me' they don't acknowledge your presence.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Pasky on July 26, 2006, 10:47:52 AM
ya that too. usually bumping my cart on the shelf is a good way to tell them to f off though.

one of these days im gonna make a thread listing the way people should behave in the grocery store
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on July 26, 2006, 10:58:49 AM
This is why I work night shift. :-)
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on July 26, 2006, 12:10:10 PM
How about those who pick up a something like a bunch of bananas and then give one to their kids. Not thinking that those things are charged by WEIGHT!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on July 26, 2006, 01:10:37 PM
Little old ladies who bump you with their cart.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: rose on July 26, 2006, 01:18:08 PM
Anyone of any age who runs their cart up my heel(s)....especially in the summer when I have sandals on.  They probably tailgate when they drive their cars too!   ;)

I am also not thrilled with parents who let their little ones take those little carts and then run rampant in the store.  I have no problem with the little ones having a little cart....just those whose parents don't supervise them properly and actually control where they are going with it.   :shake:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on July 26, 2006, 01:31:41 PM
Anyone of any age who runs their cart up my heel(s)....especially in the summer when I have sandals on. They probably tailgate when they drive their cars too! ;)

I am also not thrilled with parents who let their little ones take those little carts and then run rampant in the store. I have no problem with the little ones having a little cart....just those whose parents don't supervise them properly and actually control where they are going with it. :shake:

I dont know if I saw these ads out west one summer, or if they were aired here as well. But there would be a woman walking down the sidewalk with another woman walking on her heels... The screen would go black with the words "You don't walk like this, so why drive like this?".. Refering to tailgating.

Kids who walk by my house and taunt my dog who is tied up and was minding his own business. Not just taunt as in saying stuff like 'Here puppy" knowing they are out of reach. But taunting by having and object in their hands and pretending to throw it.

I walked out once and asked them to stop teasing my dog. The girl replied in a snotty voice "I'm only playing with him"... What a little b**ch.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: _BellY_ on July 26, 2006, 02:26:29 PM
The morons across the street who were having a nice little party last night
It was 11:30pm I wanted to sleep. I could hear every word of their conversation, and all their screams, and could tell they were obviously playing a drinking game. So I closed my windows because  I really wanted to sleep. My bedroom windows were closed, as were all the windows on that side of the house and I could still hear almost every word of their conversation. 

I have no problems with people having parties that go on till who knows when in their backyards, hey I dont even mind it when every now and then you hear some laughing at like 11,  but when its after 11 and I can hear every word of their conversation with all the winodws on that side of the house closed, thats a problem.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on July 26, 2006, 07:06:40 PM
I dont know if I saw these ads out west one summer, or if they were aired here as well. But there would be a woman walking down the sidewalk with another woman walking on her heels... The screen would go black with the words "You don't walk like this, so why drive like this?".. Refering to tailgating.

Kids who walk by my house and taunt my dog who is tied up and was minding his own business. Not just taunt as in saying stuff like 'Here puppy" knowing they are out of reach. But taunting by having and object in their hands and pretending to throw it.

I walked out once and asked them to stop teasing my dog. The girl replied in a snotty voice "I'm only playing with him"... What a little b**ch.
That's when you let the dog loose and if it attacks her for taunting it, then you just say..."What?  It's only playing with you?"  Seriously though, I would find out who her parents are and let them know.  Explain to them that their daughter and her friends are teasing your dog and that's how children usually get bitten and you won't be held responsible in that case because you've warned them.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on July 26, 2006, 07:10:23 PM
The morons across the street who were having a nice little party last night
It was 11:30pm I wanted to sleep. I could hear every word of their conversation, and all their screams, and could tell they were obviously playing a drinking game. So I closed my windows because  I really wanted to sleep. My bedroom windows were closed, as were all the windows on that side of the house and I could still hear almost every word of their conversation. 

I have no problems with people having parties that go on till who knows when in their backyards, hey I dont even mind it when every now and then you hear some laughing at like 11,  but when its after 11 and I can hear every word of their conversation with all the winodws on that side of the house closed, thats a problem.
You could have called by-law.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on July 26, 2006, 10:01:45 PM
People who have pet-peeves.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: qbertone on July 26, 2006, 10:08:27 PM
Alergies...
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on July 27, 2006, 12:44:18 AM
People who have pet-peeves.

But isn't that a pet peeve in itself? ;)
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on July 27, 2006, 01:18:39 AM
But isn't that a pet peeve in itself? ;)

Of course, but I'm an exception.  :laugh2:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on July 27, 2006, 01:20:41 AM
I'm an exception. :laugh2:

Among other things.  :fear:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: playertobenamedlater on July 28, 2006, 12:55:30 AM
People who have pet-peeves.

I checked with my pets. They have very nicely informed me that they have no peeves.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: qbertone on July 28, 2006, 05:18:03 AM
I checked with my pets. They have very nicely informed me that they have no peeves.

My cats only have one "Pet-peeve"... When I move when they are sitting on me... Other then that they claw the $hit out of everthing I own, including my body... Meh, I love them SOOOOOOOOOO much... They are SOOOOOOOOO Cute :)
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Phil8400 on August 02, 2006, 10:30:14 AM
Squeeky breaks. 
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on August 05, 2006, 07:28:41 AM
Waking up to the sound of crickets. And then realizing its comming from INSIDE your house.

I found what room its comming from. But I am starting to believe he got into the walls or the ceiling of the basement. I can't wait until Aug. 10 when we get new windows with screens installed for our main floor. And it looks like we have to buy new screens for our basement windows.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on August 05, 2006, 02:26:03 PM
Waking up to the sound of crickets. And then realizing its comming from INSIDE your house.

I found what room its comming from. But I am starting to believe he got into the walls or the ceiling of the basement. I can't wait until Aug. 10 when we get new windows with screens installed for our main floor. And it looks like we have to buy new screens for our basement windows.

I love falling asleep to the sound of crickets. Not waking up to them though...  :laugh2:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: D1GGY on August 05, 2006, 04:20:21 PM
Now that i am living in the Vancouver area i came up with another pet peeve that has been making me mad. The skytrain around here is quick and easy transportation no questions asked. Even with huge events it runs on rush hour times and theres a train every minute or so. My peeve is ones who feel they should pack this train so much that u cant even move around on it. Having a kid is hard doing this as theres no seats and when its your stop if your not near a door there may be a chance u cannot get off. Im worried about the Olympics here when there will be yet more people in the city. I really think Vancouver transit should run more trains or on more times or yet build more lines as i think they will be introuble when the Olympics roll around. Also i may put it Homeless peopel who are bottle collecting and they see you got maybe 2 drinks left and there right there askin you for your bottle. If these guys got so much determanation to collect bottles everyday to feed there heroin addiction they should have enough motivation to go look for a job. Drives me nuts that there big plan for the day is findignbottles and rifling thru your garbage on recycle night. It dos keep the city clean but my god its crazy down here. Anyone from the Vancouver area knows what  im talking about also.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on August 05, 2006, 04:55:47 PM
Yeah Vancouver is pretty bad for that there. But I never lived right in Vancouver, but went into the city enough times to see it.

As for the skytrain, I do believe part of the bid included new transportation routes.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: D1GGY on August 05, 2006, 07:26:58 PM
Well looking at the infrastructure now in place. Looks liek a few years to rebuild new lines. I know they are in talk of it but i thik they should get this going quick as 2010 isn't really that far away. Even if they had more cars and more rapid times at some of the busier stations. LIke i said it can get crazy.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on August 06, 2006, 12:53:18 PM
All the garbage that gets left around.  Think about it.  Do people leave this much garbage lying on their front lawns?  I highly doubt it, so why leave it on the sidewalks, parking lots, and anywhere else.  Take the time and find a garbage can.  If you can't respect the community in which you live then who will.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on August 06, 2006, 01:22:08 PM
All the garbage that gets left around. Think about it. Do people leave this much garbage lying on their front lawns? I highly doubt it, so why leave it on the sidewalks, parking lots, and anywhere else. Take the time and find a garbage can. If you can't respect the community in which you live then who will.

On that note, the city needs more garbage cans that can be more accessable to those walking on the sidewalks. I am talking about more places than just downtown in the market.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on August 06, 2006, 01:27:39 PM
On that note, the city needs more garbage cans that can be more accessable to those walking on the sidewalks. I am talking about more places than just downtown in the market.

The problem with that is that the city then needs to hire more people to empty those garbage cans.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: D1GGY on August 06, 2006, 01:39:14 PM
Only after huge events down here apparently they have a little prob with garbage. But hey that comes with every city. One thing is with the bottle collection and depots. It keep the city somewhat clean and garbage cans not over flowing. ALso on the Skytrain deal i talked with a Skytrain worker and asked them if they had some plan in place for the Olympics.. Apparently there in the mix to extend it out to the airport. Not sure about anywere else.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on August 06, 2006, 03:05:37 PM
The problem with that is that the city then needs to hire more people to empty those garbage cans.

And spend tax payers money in a smart method? Noooo, we can't have that.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on August 06, 2006, 04:12:24 PM
And spend tax payers money in a smart method? Noooo, we can't have that.

 :laugh2: I was implying (and maybe you were too) that while it's a good idea, it would get shot down immediately by the city because of the incurred costs.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on August 06, 2006, 04:28:59 PM
Actually I've sat outside of a Shopper's Drug Mart waiting for the wife and seeing kids just put their can on the curb instead of walking the 10 feet to the empty garbage can and putting it in there.  Yes, there are issues with the city not emptying garbage cans quickly enough, but not every garbage can is full.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on August 06, 2006, 04:32:42 PM
The commercials that they show before movies.  Not necessarily overly annoying, but I took my son to the Ant Bully.  They showed that car commercial for the Matrix.  Obviously you want to show it to a target audience.  In all honesty,  how many parents with children are going to purchase the Matrix?  It is completely impratical for today's parent so why bother showing it to a bunch parents with their children?  The kids are no where near being old enough to drive and you really fit a family into the car.

If their going to force everyone to watch commercials before the movie then at least target the appropriate audience with the appropriate commerical.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on August 06, 2006, 04:40:06 PM
Shopping carts.  Why do people insist on leaving them in the parking instead of taking the 2s out of their pitiful little lives and putting in the designated shopping cart drop off point?  Why is this so hard to do?  I actually had some lady leave her shopping cart so close to my van that I thought she had touched it.  I got out, grabbed the shopping cart, called her a lazy ass b*tch and put her shopping in the designated pickup point which was right across from her car.  While I was going back to my van I was explaining to her that she shouldn't be so lazy and put the shopping cart back where it belongs and I called her a lazy ass b*tch again.

It's like a said before, if you can't respect the community that you live then who will.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on August 06, 2006, 05:15:49 PM
:laugh2: I was implying (and maybe you were too) that while it's a good idea, it would get shot down immediately by the city because of the incurred costs.

That would be what I was aiming for.

Actually I've sat outside of a Shopper's Drug Mart waiting for the wife and seeing kids just put their can on the curb instead of walking the 10 feet to the empty garbage can and putting it in there. Yes, there are issues with the city not emptying garbage cans quickly enough, but not every garbage can is full.

I don't believe any point said the rpoblem was that they were full. The problem is that if I decided to walk around Orleans rather than taking the bus, or being unable to drive myself, there are not enough garbage cans that are available to me if I had a drink with me.

But the othe rthing is to, parents need to start teaching their kids the basics, such as throwing out their garbage, or making an attempt to recycle it. I remember in highschool, not all that long ago, teachers would ask specific students to clean up their garbage when they left, or to not make a mess. The students reply seemed to be "This is why we have Janitors" 90% of the time.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on August 06, 2006, 08:52:32 PM

I don't believe any point said the rpoblem was that they were full. The problem is that if I decided to walk around Orleans rather than taking the bus, or being unable to drive myself, there are not enough garbage cans that are available to me if I had a drink with me.
I live in Orleans and I have yet to walk by a park that does not have a garbage can.  I'm not aiming this at anyone in general, because I have done this myself, but if someone wants to eat or drink and can't find a garbage can then they need to take it with them until they do.  It's that simple.  It may be a hassle to some, but which is the greater hassle, walking around with some garbage until you see a garbage can or leaving a massive landfill formerly known as Earth to future generations. 

Perfect example, I'm out with my son walking while he rides his new bike.  I finished my bottle of water and I would've gladly walked home with it if I had to, but I saw a garbage can in the park and threw it in there.  My son asked me where my bottle was and I made sure that he understood that I had thrown it in the garbage.

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But the other thing is to, parents need to start teaching their kids the basics, such as throwing out their garbage, or making an attempt to recycle it. I remember in highschool, not all that long ago, teachers would ask specific students to clean up their garbage when they left, or to not make a mess.
I agree with you.  When I was younger I could easily be accused of leaving pop cans on curbs.  That was my thing until I hit 17 and my mother went on this whole recycling kick.  That's when I realised that it was her generation and the one before her that messed up our planet and it was up to my generation and ones after me to fix it.  So my wife and I try to educate the kids that they need to clean up.  You're right, it has to start with the parents.  But that's anything really.  It always starts with the parents.

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The students reply seemed to be "This is why we have Janitors" 90% of the time.
That's a bit of selfish reply if you ask me.  At least when we were in highschool we used to say that "if we all cleaned up, then our janitors would be out of a job and then what would their families do".  Students just don't come up with good arguements anymore.

Anyways, it was just one of my many pet peeves and really this type of discussion could go on and on.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on August 07, 2006, 12:08:44 AM
I went to work tonight because I was called in and was asked if I could work Monday. So I said yes and showed up tonight to find out that I'm not supposed to be in. Our shifts start at midnight, so there's always confusion as to which day someone means. Technically speaking, midnight is the exact point in time between two days, and it assigned neither an AM or PM. I was under the impression (as this is the way the work schedule works) that a 'Monday' shift means Sunday night to Monday morning. But now I don't know what the hell to think. Do I show up tomorrow night for the Tuesday shift? Because I specifically asked the guy when he called me in if he meant Monday or Tuesday.

This is why I want them to schedule shifts from 12:01 AM to 8:31 AM to eliminate confusion. But they would hate to make things simple for us...
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on August 07, 2006, 07:56:02 AM
I live in Orleans and I have yet to walk by a park that does not have a garbage can.  I'm not aiming this at anyone in general, because I have done this myself, but if someone wants to eat or drink and can't find a garbage can then they need to take it with them until they do.  It's that simple.  It may be a hassle to some, but which is the greater hassle, walking around with some garbage until you see a garbage can or leaving a massive landfill formerly known as Earth to future generations. 

Perfect example, I'm out with my son walking while he rides his new bike.  I finished my bottle of water and I would've gladly walked home with it if I had to, but I saw a garbage can in the park and threw it in there.  My son asked me where my bottle was and I made sure that he understood that I had thrown it in the garbage.

I'm not saying there aren't enough garbage cans in the parks, because there are plenty. However, there are not enough around for somebody lets say if they bought a drink from Walmart in Orleans, and walked west on Innes down to Orleans Blvd. Yes, there are garbage cans scattered at local businesses located on that road, but should it not be the city to provide garbage cans to non paying customers? Afterall, I do believe businesses pay the city to have their garbage picked up.

In Rockland there are benches scattered around the main road, beside each bench there is a garbage can. Garbage cans do not need to be scattered on every road in the city. But they shoudl be installed on main roads such as Innes, St. Joseph, Orleans Blvd, Jean D'Arc Blvd, etc. The roads that get a large amount of driving and walking traffic.

And great job on you and yoru wife to make a point of teaching yoru children of the responsibilities.

I agree with you.  When I was younger I could easily be accused of leaving pop cans on curbs.  That was my thing until I hit 17 and my mother went on this whole recycling kick.  That's when I realised that it was her generation and the one before her that messed up our planet and it was up to my generation and ones after me to fix it.  So my wife and I try to educate the kids that they need to clean up.  You're right, it has to start with the parents. But that's anything really. It always starts with the parents.

That's a bit of selfish reply if you ask me.  At least when we were in highschool we used to say that "if we all cleaned up, then our janitors would be out of a job and then what would their families do".  Students just don't come up with good arguements anymore.

Anyways, it was just one of my many pet peeves and really this type of discussion could go on and on.

That excuse is used as well. One thing one teacher did to combat this attitude was to hold the entire class back if somebody was leaving their garbage. She woudl look at our desks as we would get up to leave, and she would tell us to all sit back down in our seats if there was garbage being left behind. The goal was to ultimately get the person who brought in the garbage to throw it out. But sometimes you would get the snotty ass kids who would refuse to listen to the teacher and sit their as if it wasn't theirs. Ultimately another student would walk up and grab the garbage and throw it out.

It wasn't always effective to how she wanted it to work, but it got the point across to most students.

I went to work tonight because I was called in and was asked if I could work Monday. So I said yes and showed up tonight to find out that I'm not supposed to be in. Our shifts start at midnight, so there's always confusion as to which day someone means. Technically speaking, midnight is the exact point in time between two days, and it assigned neither an AM or PM. I was under the impression (as this is the way the work schedule works) that a 'Monday' shift means Sunday night to Monday morning. But now I don't know what the hell to think. Do I show up tomorrow night for the Tuesday shift? Because I specifically asked the guy when he called me in if he meant Monday or Tuesday.

This is why I want them to schedule shifts from 12:01 AM to 8:31 AM to eliminate confusion. But they would hate to make things simple for us...

In the world of business, there is a mysterious term known as common sense. It gets applied in a persons' day to day life, however, once they are run a business, the idea of it all just goes out the window.

Its hard to say what one shoudl assume when being told Monday's midnight shift. Liek you, some would claim that it means Sunday/Monday as that is the point when Monday starts. However, it could also be assumed that it means Monday/Tuesday. As many people say 'On monday night, I stayed up past midnight'.

I'm actually pretty surprised that the place where you work doesn't have something in place to eliminate the confusion.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on August 07, 2006, 11:15:30 AM
In the world of business, there is a mysterious term known as common sense. It gets applied in a persons' day to day life, however, once they are run a business, the idea of it all just goes out the window.

Its hard to say what one shoudl assume when being told Monday's midnight shift. Liek you, some would claim that it means Sunday/Monday as that is the point when Monday starts. However, it could also be assumed that it means Monday/Tuesday. As many people say 'On monday night, I stayed up past midnight'.

I'm actually pretty surprised that the place where you work doesn't have something in place to eliminate the confusion.

Usually, we just double check twice when exchanging shifts to be absolutely possitive of which day is meant. That's what I did, but obviously the guy who was calling me in wasn't even sure of which day he wanted me in. Because I specifically made sure that he was talking about Sunday/Monday.

And like I said, starting shifts at 12:01 would eliminate the confusion, because then when you say "Monday" it can only possibly mean one thing.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Rumble on August 07, 2006, 11:20:57 AM
So I'm driving on Hwy 7 from Perth to Carleton Place, following a guy doing 80km/h. I usually drive about 100km/h on Hwy 7. Then we pass a sign that indicates a passing lane coming up in 2 km. Perfect, I can pass this guy and drive at my normal speed. He starts to speed up. By the time we reach the passing lane, he is doing about 105km/h. I decide that I don't need a speeding ticket, so I just stay behind him. As the passing lane ends, his speed starts to drop. Back down to 80km/h within a minute or two.

This happens to me all of the time. What the hell is wrong with people? These passing lanes are there for a reason. FRUSTRATING.... especially if you are in a hurry. Do I floor it and go 120km/h in the passing lane to get by this a-hole, risking a hefty speeding ticket or hang back, drive 80 km/h and curse this a-hole all the way home?
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on August 07, 2006, 01:26:40 PM
By passing lane I understand you mean that your side of the road opens to two lanes? If that is what you mean, just pass him when both sides have single lanes with either dashed lines or single solid lines. Because he shoudl still be doing 80 by my understanding. If your car is an automatic turn off Over Drive temporarly, allowing your car to drop a gear, giving you faster accelleration.

If you think that is bad, try driving out west through the rockies. BC drivers are used to alot of turns in their roads due to the mountains. But when you start going through the rockies yoru increasing the number of Albertan and Saskatchewan drivers there are. These drivers are used to flat striaght roads, only time ther eis a turn is because the road needs to go around a farm. Once you put them in the rockies they hightail it through the straights, and then drop their speed significantly in the corners. Making it impossible to pass them, and you get pissed off with their rediculous low speeds in the corners.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Rumble on August 07, 2006, 02:25:57 PM
Yes, I certainly could, and do sometimes, pass these cars when the opportunity presents itself... however Hwy 7 is quite busy most of the time. It's just very frustrating when these passing lanes are there for a reason and imcompetent drivers completely destroy their usefulness.

I hear your beef as well. I've experienced what you describe on the winding, hilly road up to Calabogie. Dealing with that on a daily basis would most definitely be an annoyance.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on August 07, 2006, 08:07:54 PM
So I'm driving on Hwy 7 from Perth to Carleton Place, following a guy doing 80km/h. I usually drive about 100km/h on Hwy 7. Then we pass a sign that indicates a passing lane coming up in 2 km. Perfect, I can pass this guy and drive at my normal speed. He starts to speed up. By the time we reach the passing lane, he is doing about 105km/h. I decide that I don't need a speeding ticket, so I just stay behind him. As the passing lane ends, his speed starts to drop. Back down to 80km/h within a minute or two.

This happens to me all of the time. What the hell is wrong with people? These passing lanes are there for a reason. FRUSTRATING.... especially if you are in a hurry. Do I floor it and go 120km/h in the passing lane to get by this a-hole, risking a hefty speeding ticket or hang back, drive 80 km/h and curse this a-hole all the way home?
Hey Rumble I've driven HWY 7 many times and know how difficult it is to pass anyone on the that stretch of highway.  That being said, in my experience, everyone speeds up when the passing lane comes up.  My suggestion to you is to drive faster than everyone else in front of you and pass as many people as possible because when that passing lane ends, everyone will drop down to 80km/h, unless it's me because I will have my cruise set 100km/h.

Also just to let everyone know, the reason why HWY 7 heading east out of Peterborough is so slow is because of little old men wearing hats who should not be allowed any where near that highway.  Don't believe me, then ask anyone who has left Peterborough heading east on HWY 7, they coroborate my story.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on August 07, 2006, 08:52:57 PM
Just out of curiosity, what is the speed limit on Hwy 7?
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on August 07, 2006, 09:03:26 PM
Just out of curiosity, what is the speed limit on Hwy 7?

90 km/h. Same as every other 2 lane highway.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on August 07, 2006, 09:48:15 PM
90 km/h. Same as every other 2 lane highway.

So while the guy who drives at 80 is a little slow, those who try to drive 100 are just as bad.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Reds_06 on August 07, 2006, 10:03:27 PM
The Speed limit on "Hwy 7" is 80km/h not 90....although seldom will you see anyone going under 110km/h
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on August 07, 2006, 10:44:57 PM
The Speed limit on "Hwy 7" is 80km/h not 90....although seldom will you see anyone going under 110km/h


Well if so, then there's absolutely no reason to complain about someone following the limit.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on August 07, 2006, 10:47:43 PM
girlfriends... :laugh2:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: qbertone on August 08, 2006, 01:28:06 AM
girlfriends... :laugh2:

What are those?
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on August 08, 2006, 02:39:58 AM
What are those?

You know, those people you find yukky. ;)
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on August 08, 2006, 08:35:13 AM
You know, those people you find yukky. ;)

It works the other way.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: playertobenamedlater on August 08, 2006, 08:43:25 AM
90 km/h. Same as every other 2 lane highway.

Speed limit for 2 lane roads is 80km/h, unles otherwise posted.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on August 08, 2006, 09:46:02 AM
Well if so, then there's absolutely no reason to complain about someone following the limit.
Ya, but HWY 7 is just such a frustrating stretch of highway to drive on in the first place.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on August 08, 2006, 09:52:38 AM
Speed limit for 2 lane roads is 80km/h, unles otherwise posted.

I thought Hwy. 7 was 90km/h? Hwy. 17 on both east and west sides of Ottawa are 90km/h. The only time the speed is lowered is when you start to enter a town or community area.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ice_queen on August 08, 2006, 11:25:51 PM
The last season of the Simpsons to come out on DVD was at the beginning of December.  I found out 2 months ago that Season 8 is suppose to come out today (Aug 8).  At HMV, there are "fake" DVD cases that say "SIMPSON Season 8  Aug. 8, 2006".  Soooo.. I head on down to HMV today looking for the Simpsons.  Is it there?  No!  I as (well, my friend asks so I don't freak on anyone) and,

he's like: "Oh, it's the 15th, not the 8th.  Why do you think it's the 8?  The sign says 15th" 

Me: No!  It says 8th.  (I was about to go and get the box that says the 8th)

Him:  Oh...  *checks computer*  Yeah it's the 15th.

Me: *eye twitch*

Why?  Why do they lie?  Is that faulty advertising?
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on August 08, 2006, 11:35:35 PM
Why?  Why do they lie?  Is that faulty advertising?
He likes you.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on August 08, 2006, 11:38:54 PM
Me: *eye twitch*

 :laugh2:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ice_queen on August 08, 2006, 11:38:58 PM
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He likes you.

The HMV guy?  No, I think he thinks I'm a crazy b**ch.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on August 08, 2006, 11:39:46 PM
The HMV guy? No, I think he thinks I'm a crazy b**ch.

That's her answer for everything.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on August 08, 2006, 11:42:44 PM
That's her answer for everything.

You're just jealous he doesn't like you.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ice_queen on August 08, 2006, 11:42:53 PM
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That's her answer for everything.

A ha, that makes sense now.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on August 08, 2006, 11:45:13 PM
You're just jealous he doesn't like you.

He = you?
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on August 09, 2006, 12:06:10 AM
He = you?

Well you're right about one thing.  I don't like you.  You kind of smell funny too.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on August 09, 2006, 12:08:34 AM
I don't like you.

Jealous.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on August 09, 2006, 12:09:25 AM
Jealous.

I think you're jealous of Gord Wilson.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: playertobenamedlater on August 09, 2006, 08:52:26 AM
I thought Hwy. 7 was 90km/h? Hwy. 17 on both east and west sides of Ottawa are 90km/h. The only time the speed is lowered is when you start to enter a town or community area.

HWY 17 would be the "unless otherwise posted" rule. HWY 7 is still only 80.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on August 09, 2006, 10:17:03 AM
HWY 17 would be the "unless otherwise posted" rule. HWY 7 is still only 80.
Along with most other provincial highways in Ontario.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Reds_06 on August 09, 2006, 10:25:31 AM
Wasn't speed limits one of the things covered in drivers ed/road tests?
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on August 09, 2006, 01:41:18 PM
Wasn't speed limits one of the things covered in drivers ed/road tests?
I know it was back in 1987, but so many things have changed since then, who knows what their teaching kids nowadays. :smily677:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on August 09, 2006, 08:05:02 PM
I know it was back in 1987, but so many things have changed since then, who knows what their teaching kids nowadays. :smily677:

My written test was mainly on signs and what they mean, or how they are designed. Or procedures when comming to a 4-way stop.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: _BellY_ on August 09, 2006, 10:13:59 PM
My written test was mainly on signs and what they mean, or how they are designed. Or procedures when comming to a 4-way stop.
One of my friends went for his written test, and some other guy in the exam room with him got the STOP sign wrong. He still passed.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Paddy on August 09, 2006, 10:44:13 PM
One of my friends went for his written test, and some other guy in the exam room with him got the STOP sign wrong. He still passed.
That's reassuring...
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ice_queen on August 10, 2006, 02:03:53 AM
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Wasn't speed limits one of the things covered in drivers ed/road tests?

It is.  I just wrote my drivers test, and speed limits are on there.  I hated the streetcar questions, I got them wrong.  :(
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on August 10, 2006, 05:28:26 AM
One of my friends went for his written test, and some other guy in the exam room with him got the STOP sign wrong. He still passed.
That should be an automatic failure.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: BlindDruid on August 10, 2006, 08:10:10 AM
Certain pedestrians.....   You know when you are at an intersection and turning right at a green light and pedestrians are waliking across where you a e turning...   for the mpst part people will be quick about it and then you can make your turn but there are those who all of a sudden slow down to a crawl as they walk past where you want to turn and they stare at you with that smug look on their face....     :icon_hissyfit2: :punch:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on August 10, 2006, 09:08:59 AM
BD, how about the peds at a 4 way stop who just stand at the corner, ex[ecting you to know what the hell they are doing.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: momr on August 10, 2006, 09:15:42 AM
Lately my biggest pet peeve is the National News!!  God, no wonder we watch fluff reality tv shows - just to escape the mayhem in the world today!!!!    :icon_banghead:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: _BellY_ on August 10, 2006, 10:08:26 AM
Colds in the Summer

Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on August 10, 2006, 04:32:35 PM
Lately my biggest pet peeve is the National News!! God, no wonder we watch fluff reality tv shows - just to escape the mayhem in the world today!!!! :icon_banghead:

Nothing can drive me to sit and watch reality TV. I want something that is actually entertaining to escaoe todays world.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on August 15, 2006, 04:38:20 PM
People who wrongly try to claim a lost animal.

Over the weekend during the Navan Fair I was driving home from the barn with my girlfriend. We were about a block away from our house in Navan when we spotted animals on the road. We first thought two cats, as we passed by slowly we noticed one was a bunny. Once we passed the cat attacked the bunny. I stopped the car and eventually caught the bunny.

I put up posters in the area where we found the bunny, as well as at the local convenient store figuring the owner would be from Navan. On the posters I gave no description of the bunny so that I can ask any callers to describe the bunny to determine if they are infact the right owners.

While I was out today a woman left a message on our machine regarding the bunny. When I heard the number it just doesn't seem to be from the Navan area. I used whitepages.ca and found that the woman lives in Cumberland.

Now, doesn't that seem like quite the distance for a domestic bunny to travel?

I have not been able to reach her yet. But I am doubting that her description will match the bunny.

Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on August 15, 2006, 06:12:11 PM
Speaking of the Navan fair.  $10 for admission (does not include rides)?  Plus $5 for the beer tent?  And then you have to buy tickets for the beer itself?  Definitely not going back in the next few years if admission stays at $10 ... especially considering we only arrived at 9pm or so. 

The Ex is $10 and at least has some free stuff in it.  Just brutal.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: qbertone on August 15, 2006, 06:23:53 PM
Speaking of the Navan fair. $10 for admission (does not include rides)? Plus $5 for the beer tent? And then you have to buy tickets for the beer itself? Definitely not going back in the next few years if admission stays at $10 ... especially considering we only arrived at 9pm or so.

The Ex is $10 and at least has some free stuff in it. Just brutal.

Our fair is worse out here... The "Westener" or soo they call it... Admission was $15 last year and ride tickets not only cost a lot (a dollar each I think unless you bought like $50 worth) but they were six or eieght for one decent ride... Not to mention a hot-dog is usually $4.50 and beer around $7.00...
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: playertobenamedlater on August 15, 2006, 07:53:11 PM
Speaking of the Navan fair.  $10 for admission (does not include rides)?  Plus $5 for the beer tent?  And then you have to buy tickets for the beer itself?  Definitely not going back in the next few years if admission stays at $10 ... especially considering we only arrived at 9pm or so. 

The Ex is $10 and at least has some free stuff in it.  Just brutal.

The only reason I've gone at all in teh last few years is to work the beer tent. Getting paid to see the entertainment isn't a bad way to spend an evening. Other than that... nope!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on August 15, 2006, 08:50:31 PM
Speaking of the Navan fair. $10 for admission (does not include rides)? Plus $5 for the beer tent? And then you have to buy tickets for the beer itself? Definitely not going back in the next few years if admission stays at $10 ... especially considering we only arrived at 9pm or so.

The Ex is $10 and at least has some free stuff in it. Just brutal.

This is the first year they have done that charging extra admission for the beer tents. The actual exhibitions are free such as the horse/cow events, as well as the destruction derby and tractor/horse pulls.

People who went everyday without buying a full fair pass really got screwed. The passes are limited to 1000, and they only cost $25.00. You can get into the fair with it every day. If you dont have one you are stuck paying $10 each day, everyday costs a total of $40.00.

Did you watch any of the baseball tournament? Not many of those guys had fair passes, had to pay $10 every day to go play baseball.

They did however lower the amount of tickets for the rides. The kid rides that were 3 tickets are now down to 2, and the trill rides that were 4 or 4 tickets are now down to 3. Plus on the friday you coudl buy an all day ride bracelet for $16.

We never wnet to the beer tent as my girlfriend and I don't drink beer. We watched baseball when one of our friends were playing and we listened to the live bands.

In the evenning we would go to my girlfriends parents house and go for a swim. You can hear the music clearly as they live just behind the park. Hell, even at our house by the cemetary we could hear the bands.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on August 16, 2006, 05:30:47 AM
The last time I went to the Navan fair I found it really entertaining watching a bunch of girls, trying to be women, who were walking around in the soft dirt and mud with high heels.  Now that's entertainment.

Gloucester fair.  More rides and it's somewhere between $15 to $20 and that includes all the rides.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: rose on August 16, 2006, 08:34:29 AM
Tailgaters.  They drive me insane! 

I was in the non-passing lane, going 10 km over the limit at the start of rush hour yesterday and I had this kid in a (beat-up, run-down) van so close to my bumper that I could see he did not have a seatbelt on and could determine his age!  I noticed that I was creeping upwards, trying to shake him and realized that there was no point getting a ticket so let my speed go back to the 10-km-above that I had been at...he could not get by me in any case due to the traffic in the other lane.  But it was nerve-wracking as h*ll since if I HAD to stop, he would have smashed into my back-end but good!

Idiot!! :icon_hissyfit2:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: momr on August 16, 2006, 08:46:33 AM
Rose.  Next time that happens, make sure you get the licence plate number.  Cause if he had hit you, good chance he would have kept on going and you would be left with no recourse.

Trust me - been there and its frustrating as hell!!!

Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on August 16, 2006, 09:08:59 AM
When it comes to people like that who tailgate that closely, this is what I usually do...
1) I slow down to a crawl until they get off my ass and if they don't then their trip will just take that much longer.

2) Turn on your lights.  At first glance it will look as though you have just put on your brakes.  This usually works as a very good deterent and most tailgaters will take the hint after that.

I don't necessarily recommend these ones unless you are feeling a little brave and a little sociopathic...

3) When all else fails, give them the finger and then make it look like you are reaching for something that can be used against them.

4) I have done this a couple of times in my younger years before becomming a father and having important responsibilities, let them get by you and then follow them closely.  Actually I have done that recently.  It's kind of funny watching them check their rear view mirror constantly to see if your still behind them.  Don't even signal when they signal to turn, just stay behind them.

But like I said, I really don't recommend the numbers 3 and 4, but numbers 1 and 2 is basically a situation of giving you back the power and taking it away from the tailgater.  Remember if they hit you from behind, they're the ones can get charged with reckless driving, reckless endangerment and negligence.  I know this because I had a guy hit from behind while he was watching a cyclist and the cop told me that if I wanted to I could have him charged with that.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: rose on August 16, 2006, 09:17:58 AM
Rose.  Next time that happens, make sure you get the licence plate number.  Cause if he had hit you, good chance he would have kept on going and you would be left with no recourse.

Trust me - been there and its frustrating as hell!!!



Unfortunately he was so close to me about the only thing I could not see about him was his licence plate number!  And since I had to get home to pick up my son to get out to the East end for his soccer game, I had no time to 'pursue' this idiot...I had to go into a right-turn lane and he went 'screaming' by me!  Was pleased (small satisfaction) to see that he got a red light and had to stop in any case!

And stone169....I was ever so tempted to hit my brake ever so slightly knowing that he would be in the wrong if/when he hit me  but I could honestly see that the jerk did not have his seatbelt on and I could not risk him going through his windshield (I was going almost 100 k/h when I considered it briefly) not to mention the possible injuries to myself!!  And he had nowhere to go since there was tons of traffic in both lanes.

I guess it bugged me so much because I have noticed quite a lot of tailgaters this summer...I have found that I seem to at least a few times a week have someone on my tail.  And I don't think I am a slow driver.....I am almost always over the limit on major routes (I am a stickler for speed limits in residential areas) and "go with the flow" as it were.



Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on August 16, 2006, 09:28:21 AM
And stone169....I was ever so tempted to hit my brake ever so slightly knowing that he would be in the wrong if/when he hit me  but I could honestly see that the jerk did not have his seatbelt on and I could not risk him going through his windshield (I was going almost 100 k/h when I considered it briefly) not to mention the possible injuries to myself!!  And he had nowhere to go since there was tons of traffic in both lanes.

I guess it bugged me so much because I have noticed quite a lot of tailgaters this summer...I have found that I seem to at least a few times a week have someone on my tail.  And I don't think I am a slow driver.....I am almost always over the limit on major routes (I am a stickler for speed limits in residential areas) and "go with the flow" as it were.




Hold on, I didn't say to put on your brakes.  Just turn on your headlights and rear lights should come making it look as though you put on your brakes.

You are right though, there have been an abundance of tailgaters and it hasn't been just this summer.  I've noticed how bad driving has been getting in Ottawa ever since I moved back here something 5 years ago and it just seems to get worse.  People racing up and down residential streets where kids are often times playing.  Prestwick Drive is a perfect example of this.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on August 16, 2006, 10:01:15 AM
The last time I went to the Navan fair I found it really entertaining watching a bunch of girls, trying to be women, who were walking around in the soft dirt and mud with high heels. Now that's entertainment.

Gloucester fair. More rides and it's somewhere between $15 to $20 and that includes all the rides.

Yes, that is always a hoot. And then you have the young boys trying to be men picking up these 'women'. All while hearing their voice crack each time they speak.

Best thing I heard all weekend was while I was watching a baseball game. Three teenage boys were not far from us and you could tell they were at the fair for one thing, and one thing only, girls. You of course had the one 'leader' that knew what to do. He said: "Guys, this is Navan, they are all over the place".

All I could do is put my head down and shake, while my girlfriend was fighting to contain her laughter.



Rose, I too hate tailgaters, and I would follow Stone's advice and just turn on your lights rather than tapping the brake. I only tap the brake if I am already at low speeds.

And usually the best thing to get revenge is to just slow down. Go maybe 10 k under the limit. Hell, even doing the limit exactly would get him steaming.



As for residential areas, I too stick to the limit the lower it is. If it is 40 I will do 40, as its there for a strong reason. Depending on the road, if its 50 I will either stick to 50 or just go a bit above.

What I hate most though is where I live. We live on a hill, the road is posted at 50, shortly after the bottom of the hill the limit is posted as 80 as its a rural road. Drivers who go down this road feel they are allowed to do 80/90 at the top of the hill as they can see the sign for 80.

Because we live on the hill I have limited distance when pulling out of our driveway. I can see down the hill just fine, but the top crest of the hill is just in the right spot that i can't see beyond it. I am waiting for that time when somebody pulls out from our driveway just to get smacked by one of the cars doing 80/90km/h in the 50 zone.

If a car is doing 50 or 60 its no big deal, as everybody has mor etime to react once it all becomes visible.

I also worry about our dogs. Until we finish our fence in the backyard the dogs stay tied to a tree, or inside the house. But they can still get loose in situations when your bringing in groceries and you don't close the door all the way. Last thing I want to see is my dog run out and get hit by a speeding moron.

One of our friends is a sargent with the Ottawa Police Dept. She used to supervise this area, but asked to be tranfered as she doesn't like patrolling an area where she knows everybody. She is trying to convince the officers who do patrol our area to park theri cars just down from our house at the bottom of the hill. Basically a guarantee spot to get those speeders, as by the time they see the officer its way too late.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Da lil Guy on August 16, 2006, 10:30:22 AM
Just catching up on this thread...

I've had that exact thing happen to me on my way out to Perth. I've even been behind 2 cars, both going 80 or lower, and have one of them pull into the passing lane only to continue to go the same speed. The way the lanes are set up (the passing lane continues, while the right lane dissapears) makes people just pull into the passing lane regardless of whether they plan to go faster.

It's technically illegal to pass on the right hand side at any time anyways...
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: rose on August 16, 2006, 10:31:51 AM
To Stone and BB.....pulling on the lights is a good idea.  Hadn't thought of it.

I actually often do go down to the speed limit when I have one of these morons on my tail.....yesterday I, too, wanted to get home and went with the flow.

Glad to hear that it's not just me that has noticed the increase in tailgaters......I was getting a complex!  ;) 

Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on August 16, 2006, 01:56:51 PM
I'll chime in and say that I've had more than my share of tailgaters as well, especially this summer. I tend to go 10 above the limit on major streets, except the highway, where I stay at 100 (a lot easier on the gas). But I sually do my best to piss off tailgaters. When the lane to the left moves just a little faster than I do, they'll find the first spot and change lane. When they do, I accelerate a little, blocking him from passing me. I wil sometimes take it a little further. I'll accelerate and go a little faster than the other lane, and often time, the idiot will come back behind me. And when that happens, guess what I do. ;)
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: qbertone on August 16, 2006, 02:58:04 PM
I'll chime in and say that I've had more than my share of tailgaters as well, especially this summer. I tend to go 10 above the limit on major streets, except the highway, where I stay at 100 (a lot easier on the gas). But I sually do my best to piss off tailgaters. When the lane to the left moves just a little faster than I do, they'll find the first spot and change lane. When they do, I accelerate a little, blocking him from passing me. I wil sometimes take it a little further. I'll accelerate and go a little faster than the other lane, and often time, the idiot will come back behind me. And when that happens, guess what I do. ;)

 :A_laughing_matter:

Nice. I hate tailgaters (unless its a a PARTY!)... I mean your probobly going to be what? Maybe a minute faster to where you want to go and your probobly close to causing two or three accidents along the way?
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on August 16, 2006, 03:45:17 PM
I'll chime in and say that I've had more than my share of tailgaters as well, especially this summer. I tend to go 10 above the limit on major streets, except the highway, where I stay at 100 (a lot easier on the gas). But I sually do my best to piss off tailgaters. When the lane to the left moves just a little faster than I do, they'll find the first spot and change lane. When they do, I accelerate a little, blocking him from passing me. I wil sometimes take it a little further. I'll accelerate and go a little faster than the other lane, and often time, the idiot will come back behind me. And when that happens, guess what I do. ;)

You say you stick to 100km/h for gas purposes, in reality, thats the top speed yoru lil accent can do.

I do what you do but not just for tailgaters, but for those who weave in and out of traffic like they are Paul Tracey. Result will be the same in the end, totalled car and then somebody going after you with their fists.

I find that in most cases on the highway when I run into the idiots who weave in and out, they tend to be going to the same area where I am going. I don't know why, but it just seems to work out that way. I get a little chuckle when I just drove casually, they raced through the highway, and we end up stopped at the same red light once we are off the highway.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: rose on August 16, 2006, 03:56:00 PM
I find that in most cases on the highway when I run into the idiots who weave in and out, they tend to be going to the same area where I am going. I don't know why, but it just seems to work out that way. I get a little chuckle when I just drove casually, they raced through the highway, and we end up stopped at the same red light once we are off the highway.

I find that happens a lot too!  And if we end up side-by-side at a red light, I casually and pleasantly wave at them.  It gives me pleasure when I do.  ;)
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: John Connor on August 16, 2006, 04:07:36 PM
I get a little chuckle when I just drove casually, they raced through the highway, and we end up stopped at the same red light once we are off the highway.
Hehe that always amuses me too.

I do think, however, that it is very dangerous to adjust one's driving to block other drivers, no matter what they are doing.  In the end, most people who tailgate are not doing so to anger you (doesn't excuse bad driving, but still), and everyone just wants to get from A to B safely.  There are many aggressive drivers and they are a danger, but I think things only get worse when you actively try to impede their progress.  This sort of thing contributes to road rage, and there's no telling how certain people will resond when they get frustrated (especially on the road... I don't know why but people seem to be easily irritated when driving - I have noticed this in myself as well as a number of my friends, and it often takes a focused effort on my part to remind myself that that guy didn't necessarily cut me off on purpose, that he's not out to ruin my day, and that the guy behind me, given a reminder, would probably drop back a few carlengths).
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on August 16, 2006, 05:26:36 PM
Hehe that always amuses me too.

I do think, however, that it is very dangerous to adjust one's driving to block other drivers, no matter what they are doing.  In the end, most people who tailgate are not doing so to anger you (doesn't excuse bad driving, but still), and everyone just wants to get from A to B safely.  There are many aggressive drivers and they are a danger, but I think things only get worse when you actively try to impede their progress.  This sort of thing contributes to road rage, and there's no telling how certain people will resond when they get frustrated (especially on the road... I don't know why but people seem to be easily irritated when driving - I have noticed this in myself as well as a number of my friends, and it often takes a focused effort on my part to remind myself that that guy didn't necessarily cut me off on purpose, that he's not out to ruin my day, and that the guy behind me, given a reminder, would probably drop back a few carlengths).

Good point.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: John Connor on August 16, 2006, 07:23:15 PM
MS Office and all of their silly auto-complete and auto-format options (most of which, incidentally, I don't know how to turn off).  Specifically, I copy some statistics from NHL.com into an excel file, and a select few of the time-on-ice values get all messed up.

Anything over 1,000 minutes works fine - they are entered as copied from the website (e.g. 1494:35 for 1494 minutes and 35 seconds), with the cells formatted to "general" (under the "number" tab).  But, times less than 1,000 minutes don't work so well.  677 minutes and 24 seconds of time in nets, entered as 677:24, becomes 677:24:00, formatted not as "general", but as one of the custom time formats.  If I change the format to "general" - the same format used by all values over 1000 by default - it goes ahead and and treats the number as a ratio and carries out the division, giving a value in the cell of 28.208...  So, I try to get rid of the extra zeros instead by changing the format to one of the custom time formats for only minutes and seconds (mm:ss), but does it work?  NOOooo.  Instead, it just drops the 677 altogether and gives me a cell entry of 44:00.  The only thing that has worked so far is formatting the cell contents as "text", but I'd rather not do that with numbers as it prevents the use of mathematical formulae on the cell.

I guess text format works for now... since all I want is for it to look right.  I don't like it in general though, just like I hate adding pictures to word documents and seeing my formatting go all to hell in the surrounding pages.  Why should 1000:00 be treated differently than 900:00?

I hate MS.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on August 17, 2006, 12:55:03 AM
Microsoft has put so much emphassis on trying to dummy-proof their softwares that it's becoming a nuisance to more experienced users. Some options are not always easy to turn off...
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ice_queen on September 19, 2006, 11:51:19 PM
The Via Rail commercial where the lady wakes up "Richard" because he's snoring.  Let him snore!

Plus I want to smack her when I see the screen.  I have no idea why, she just tells him he's snoring, and slowly smiles and I have this urge to throw things at the TV.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: _BellY_ on September 20, 2006, 05:15:10 PM
The "new" ontario government commercial about how they're making highschools better for highschoolers

If you want to REALLY change highschools, stop over sterotyping highschoolers!!!!!!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on September 20, 2006, 05:27:46 PM
Finally having the "IGNORE" mod installed on these forums, but unable to use them being a moderator. Now thats something to complain about!  :franz:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on September 21, 2006, 11:16:27 AM
If you start making a tuna or egg salad sandwich without first making sure you have enough mayo, it is an irrevocable law of the Universe that your mayo jar will be empty.

*bites into a mayo-less tuna sandwich*
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on September 21, 2006, 11:57:57 AM
Being forced to go on course this week to learn something that I already know about and to learn how to use tools that I will never use given the nature of my work, but that I already know how to use save one and that took all of about 5 minutes to learn.

I'm so bored.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: playertobenamedlater on September 21, 2006, 12:12:12 PM
Being forced to go on course this week to learn something that I already know about and to learn how to use tools that I will never use given the nature of my work, but that I already know how to use save one and that took all of about 5 minutes to learn.

I'm so bored.

I just started courses at work too. I could easliy be teaching these courses, but... Appreantly they're "good for my professioanl development"
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on September 21, 2006, 12:34:26 PM
I just started courses at work too. I could easliy be teaching these courses, but... Appreantly they're "good for my professioanl development"
We seem to be almost done learning a product that upper management has already decided not to use and hopefully we get out of here early so I can go home and sleep.  I volunteered to be ready for 4am tomorrow to help my parents move, that's why I took tomorrow off as a volunteer day.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: playertobenamedlater on September 21, 2006, 01:51:29 PM
We seem to be almost done learning a product that upper management has already decided not to use and hopefully we get out of here early so I can go home and sleep. I volunteered to be ready for 4am tomorrow to help my parents move, that's why I took tomorrow off as a volunteer day.

Ahh, you work for the feds. They seem to be all about sending people for courses they don't need. I especialy like the way they handle their French language training. If you apply for a job that where a certain level of Fench is required, they'll hire you for the job, then send you on your French training. If you want to take French ahead of applying for the French required job, then they won't let you go.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on September 21, 2006, 02:02:02 PM
I especialy like the way they handle their French language training. If you apply for a job that where a certain level of Fench is required, they'll hire you for the job, then send you on your French training.
Actually, they've pretty much stopped that to.  They're replacing unilingual positions with bilingual, not all of them mind you, but enough.  Anyways, I've noticed that language/bilingualism on any forum seems to be taboo issue to discuss, so we probably shouldn't mention it.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: playertobenamedlater on September 21, 2006, 02:08:32 PM
Actually, they've pretty much stopped that to. They're replacing unilingual positions with bilingual, not all of them mind you, but enough. Anyways, I've noticed that language/bilingualism on any forum seems to be taboo issue to discuss, so we probably shouldn't mention it.
Don't get me wrong, I wasn't making any remark on bilingualism or the requirement for french language education. What I was commenting on was the government's backwards handling of french language training. They won't send you for training if you want to take it, but they will hire an english- only person for a job where bilingualism is required, then send them for French training after the fact.

I wouldn't diss French people on here, especially French civil servants. BD is a government employee, and runs this website from his cubicle at work   :suspicious:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: John Connor on September 21, 2006, 02:15:12 PM
My stepfather was sent on a 6-month french training program last year... he's never used french on the job (despite working in Hull) and is within 2 years of retirement.  It's ridiculous.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on September 21, 2006, 02:20:17 PM
The french training the government offers is pitiful.  As a fed you're better off finding and paying for a course yourself and getting reimbursed at a later date from the group that you work for.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on September 22, 2006, 07:20:26 AM
My dad works for Corrections Canada and had to take french training lessons last year. It took them 4 years to send him. so he spent months doingthe french training for a position he hardly uses it, he is lucky if he has needed to use french 2 times since completing the training. His office is also split up into a French and English department.

What I don't understand is why is the Federal Government creating these offices that have two seperate departments to serve the two languages in Canada, but then wastes money on training the english to learn french?
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: PHJ314 on September 26, 2006, 09:28:20 AM
One of the biggest things that irk me are when people these days wear baseball caps sideways with an absolutely straight peak on them....and just for the added piss me off, they leave the shinney sticker with the size of the hat on the peak!!!  :icon_hissyfit2:

Do these people not realize HOW STUPID THEY LOOK!!!!

Chances are that someone on Sensnetwork has/does wear his/her hat like that.....smarten up, put a curve on your peak, look in a mirror, put the damn thing on straight, REMOVE the sticker, and quit trying to be some wannabee thug gangster. If you feel the urge to wear your hat this way, please.....move to Toronto! :smily698:

If I ever see someone disgracing a Sens hat like that, I will be forced to say something, or else just smack him upside the head and swing that hat on straight, peel off the sticker and pin it to his forehead. :punch:

God that pisses me off!!!

Stay tuned.....more to come!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: D1GGY on September 26, 2006, 09:55:11 AM
One of the biggest things that irk me are when people these days wear baseball caps sideways with an absolutely straight peak on them....and just for the added piss me off, they leave the shinney sticker with the size of the hat on the peak!!!  :icon_hissyfit2:

Do these people not realize HOW STUPID THEY LOOK!!!!

Chances are that someone on Sensnetwork has/does wear his/her hat like that.....smarten up, put a curve on your peak, look in a mirror, put the damn thing on straight, REMOVE the sticker, and quit trying to be some wannabee thug gangster. If you feel the urge to wear your hat this way, please.....move to Toronto! :smily698:

If I ever see someone disgracing a Sens hat like that, I will be forced to say something, or else just smack him upside the head and swing that hat on straight, peel off the sticker and pin it to his forehead. :punch:

God that pisses me off!!!

Stay tuned.....more to come!

LMAO PHJ bro, Im right there with ya. If the yankees wanted you to sport there hat with the size on it they would embroider it. I'm in the Vancouver area and oh my god thats all you see. Im gonna be honest here PHj i wear a basebal;l cap well a Kangol flexfit but the way i wear my hat is straight and a slight turn to the left but nowere like the dudes your expressing. Plus mine isnt those over-sized hats. I only wear flexfit. SMall towns these peopel look ridiculous but in the bigger citys seems to b pretty common.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: PHJ314 on September 26, 2006, 10:36:43 AM
LMAO PHJ bro, Im right there with ya. If the yankees wanted you to sport there hat with the size on it they would embroider it. I'm in the Vancouver area and oh my god thats all you see. Im gonna be honest here PHj i wear a basebal;l cap well a Kangol flexfit but the way i wear my hat is straight and a slight turn to the left but nowere like the dudes your expressing. Plus mine isnt those over-sized hats. I only wear flexfit. SMall towns these peopel look ridiculous but in the bigger citys seems to b pretty common.

I can understand slightly titling your hat, I am guilty of this.....usually when working around the house and sweating, sitting on the patio catching some sun, being too drunk(which is often), or during intercourse(yes sometimes I'm wearing my hat...I think of it as "Play ball!"). These are some of the odd times that this may occur, but if I am in public and there are other people around I'd like to look presentable, not look like I could pull a glock out of my oversized pants at any moment.

The NY Yankees hat with all the wild colors drive me nuts too!!! I relate them to stupidness!! Here is an encounter of me with one of these Yankee hat wearers:

PHJ: What's that hat?
Yankee Hat Dude: The New York Yankees
PHJ: No it's not!!!!
Yankee Hat Dude: Yes it is, Best team in Baseball!
PHJ: That's not the best team in Baseball...it's not even a Yankee hat, This is the best team in Baseball(pointing to my REAL Detroit Tigers hat)
Yankee Hat Dude:They're not the best!
PHJ:Sure they are, check the Standings! That's still  not a Yankees hat.
Yankee Hat Dude: Sure it is!
PHJ: No dude, it's red, and white and Blue....Yankees are just dark blue. Why do you wear this so called Yankee hat?
Yankee Hat Dude: Cause I like the Yankees!
PHJ: Why do you like the Yankees?
Yankee Hat Dude: Cause Sammy Sosa plays for them.
PHJ: .............no...........
Yankee Hat Dude:Yes he does!
PHJ: Sosa does not play for the Yankees....and if he did he wouldnt wear that hat...cause it's not even a Yankees hat.
Yankee Hat Dude: It is a Yankees hat.
PHJ: No...Yankees look in the mirror before they put their hats on, they wear them straight, and take off any stupid stickers, they even curve the peak!
Yankee Hat Dude: Whatever then...it's a New York hat!
PHJ: Fair Enough....Why a New York hat?
Yankee Hat Dude:Cause I love New York!
PHJ:Ever been to New York?
Yankee Hat Dude: No...
PHJ: Then how do you know you like New York?
Yankee Hat Dude: I dunno!
PHJ: Come here I'll fix your hat for you....
Yankee Hat Dude:NO, go away!
PHJ: Let me get that sticker? You do realize your white right...
Yankee Hat Dude:Whatever...
PHJ: You look stupid....
Yankee Hat Dude:....................

Like a math thesis outlining a proof, I have here succcessfully proved that Sideways, different color, straight peaked, stickered Yankee hat wearing people are stupid.

I may high jack this thread and turn it into "The things that piss off PHJ" thread.

Stay tuned...

Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on September 26, 2006, 10:45:33 AM
Can anyone explain to me why they wear their hat off to the side.  I've always wanted to know, but it's kind of hard asking some of these kids with a straight face.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: PHJ314 on September 26, 2006, 10:54:40 AM
Can anyone explain to me why they wear their hat off to the side. I've always wanted to know, but it's kind of hard asking some of these kids with a straight face.

Oh I've asked!!!

The most common answers:
- I don't know (more pronounced like "I dun NO")
- Cause it's comfortable (not for me it isn't, the sun beaming off that sticker is burning my retinas!)
- Cause I like it this way (Oh! So you like to look stupid)
- Girls dig it (Yeah...OK....do you hang around a Junior High School?)

My most common replies:
- You look stupid!
- Are you planning on returning it? Is that why you kept the sticker on?
- Please don't pull a gun!
- You really look stupid!
- OK...Just wondering hommie! Peace out...Bruuuthaaa!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: PHJ314 on September 26, 2006, 04:13:55 PM
It's these kind of corrupted little baggy-pant-sideways-stickered-up-Yankee-hat-wearing punks that do this kind of stuff!!!!!

NOW THIS PISSES ME OFF!! (http://ottawasun.com/News/BreakingNews/2006/09/25/1894849.html)

This kinda stuff makes me want to go grab a tent and camp out in a cemetery one night, wait for the little brats to come around and then jump out from behind a tree with a chain saw reving at about 8000 RPM!! I swear I hope someone catches these pukes and I hope their parents send them to boarding school! No tricked out Yankee hats for you little punks anymore!

Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on September 26, 2006, 04:17:10 PM
I'm no fan of the loser-ghetto get up.  But lets not point fingers before knowing the facts.  There are tons of kids who don't dress like that who are just as bad.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on September 26, 2006, 04:43:59 PM
NOW THIS PISSES ME OFF!! (http://ottawasun.com/News/BreakingNews/2006/09/25/1894849.html)

This kinda stuff makes me want to go grab a tent and camp out in a cemetery one night, wait for the little brats to come around and then jump out from behind a tree with a chain saw reving at about 8000 RPM!! I swear I hope someone catches these pukes and I hope their parents send them to boarding school! No tricked out Yankee hats for you little punks anymore!
You let me know when and where.  I know a few people who would join you, me included.

I'm no fan of the loser-ghetto get up.  But lets not point fingers before knowing the facts.  There are tons of kids who don't dress like that who are just as bad.

This is true, but don't stop him while he's showing some fire.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on September 26, 2006, 09:44:58 PM
A qoute one of my firneds always had in his signature online.

"Pull up your pants, striaghten that hat, and cut your hair, you look like an idiot!"
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: PHJ314 on September 27, 2006, 08:49:29 AM
A qoute one of my firneds always had in his signature online.

"Pull up your pants, striaghten that hat, and cut your hair, you look like an idiot!"

Beautiful....this brought a tear to my eye!!!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: PHJ314 on September 27, 2006, 08:53:17 AM
I'm no fan of the loser-ghetto get up. But lets not point fingers before knowing the facts. There are tons of kids who don't dress like that who are just as bad.


Sorry SZUP....maybe I should re-phrase:

Anyone who is doing this, THAT ISN'T wearing a sideways, stright peaked, stickered hat, probably should be wearing one.....because they obviously don't have a brain in their head!!!

I'm gonna see what irks me today and post it later!!! Keep watching. ;)
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: _BellY_ on September 27, 2006, 04:27:43 PM
When you say hello to someone, and they ignore you.
 

 :icon_angry2:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: playertobenamedlater on September 27, 2006, 09:56:26 PM
When you say hello to someone, and they ignore you.
 

 :icon_angry2:

Sorry, what was that? I wasn't listening.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on September 27, 2006, 10:06:58 PM
When you say hello to someone, and they ignore you.
 

 :icon_angry2:

Some people don't like strangers talking to them.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on September 27, 2006, 10:15:53 PM
Some people don't like strangers talking to them.

Is that what the little girls say to you?
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: _BellY_ on September 27, 2006, 10:16:51 PM
Some people don't like strangers talking to them.

Actually I was referring to people you know who don't respond when you greet them. I don't really care if a stranger doesnt respond to my hello, I'll say hello anyhow, although sometimes when I'm in a crappy mood I'll say hi and if they don't respond I'll   walk a few feet and be like "fine don't respond" but normally I don't mind. When it is someone you know who doesnt respond however, it annoys me immensley.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: BlindDruid on September 27, 2006, 10:56:32 PM
Hi.... 
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on September 27, 2006, 11:23:47 PM
Actually I was referring to people you know who don't respond when you greet them. I don't really care if a stranger doesnt respond to my hello, I'll say hello anyhow, although sometimes when I'm in a crappy mood I'll say hi and if they don't respond I'll   walk a few feet and be like "fine don't respond" but normally I don't mind. When it is someone you know who doesnt respond however, it annoys me immensley.
I get it quite a bit from the seniors when I'm walking to the bus stop in the morning.  They'll say hi to me.  It always throws me off, but I still manage to return the greeting.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: BlindDruid on September 28, 2006, 07:54:31 AM
Hi....


Hmmm...   no response.   I see what you mean.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: PHJ314 on September 28, 2006, 11:03:01 AM
OK! So it’s one of those moments again….Something has irked PHJ!

People who own big dogs in small apartments!!! First of all it’s animal cruelty, And I am an animal lover with a dog and 2 cats at home. (you could include my girlfriend, but that should be reserved for the gutter forum). Having a big dig in a small apartment is like being in solitary confinement. No place to roam nothing to do, no where to get exercise. I hope that people who own these big dogs, come home to find large amounts of crap in their place because they deserve the punishment of having to live in a stench filled environment. When your dog lies on the floor and looks up at you with those big puppies eyes, he may look cute. But in all reality he is cursing you out, and plotting ways to kill you, hopefully he can get the job done!!!! When you call for him to come up on the couch with you and he won’t come, it’s because his legs are asleep from sitting around the house doing sweet frick all for the entire day! Now most of you will agree with me on this but my rage has now gone one step further!

Yesterday I come home after work, walk in the house to be greeted by all three animals as I am everyday. I head straight to the fridge grab a beer and go sit on my patio. As I’m enjoying my nice cold beverage and a cigarette I begin to harness the dog for his after work walk. I grab a couple plastic bags and attach the leash to the dog, and off we go for a walk around our townhouse complex. It’s a lovely afternoon and we take a nice long walk, he does his duties and I properly dispose of them, god forbid anyone should have the displeasure of stepping in what came out of this small animal! Kirby usually leads the way and I l just follow him, basically he walks me. Once we get close to home I tell him that “Mommy will be home soon”, this always get’s him excited. I ask him if he wants “a treat”, and he goes ballistic!!! So we get back to the house, and I go to the kitchen to grab his “treats”, the sound of the plastic bag containing the “treats” make the two cats come running thinking it’s for them. I give Kirby his “treat” then head to the living room to grab the cat their “treats”. Once all of the animals are happy, Kirby and I head back to the patio so I can kick back relax and enjoy the rest of my beer. I sit down, take a swig of my beer , light a cigarette, and kick up my feet…This is where I got my “treat”, I am overcome with the stench of the purest, most disgusting, overpowering smell I’ve ever had the displeasure of encountering. I looked down at my shoe and the sole of it is completely covered in feces! I had been walking through my house with my shoes on so I’ve surely tracked sh*t all over the place. I am no happy at this point. I am even less happy when I come to the realization that I must not only clean the crap off my floors, but I must somehow get the crap off my work shoes and out of all those little crevasses in the sole of the shoe….I’m angry, I chug half my beer, go grab and bottle of fantastic multi purpose cleaner, a toothpick and some toilet paper. There I am on my patio picking crap out of my shoe, gagging the whole time. Gross! If I could find the owner of the person that didn’t pick up their dogs crap, I’d do it for him.(and put it on his front door step) Would these type of people enjoy it if I came to their house, took a big crunch in their toilet and conveniently forgot to flush? I challenge them to invite me over for coffee(which is a laxative for me) and we can put the theory to the test!!!

Let’s analyze this story and see all the things that piss me off,

1- Picking up dog crap (but it needs to be done)
2 - Unknowingly stepping in dog crap
3 – Tracking dog crap all over my house.
4 – Finding dog crap cacked to the bottom of my work shoes
5 – Cleaning the dog crap that’s been tracked all over my house
6 – Picking that cacked on dog crap out of my shoes with a tooth pick
7 - Gagging to the scent of dog crap when all I want to do (and deserve), is to sit and enjoy my beer.
8 – PEOPLE WHO DON’T PICK UP THEIR DOGS CRAP!!!!

Got to go to a meeting, more on this later!!!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on September 28, 2006, 10:15:27 PM
PHJ, I am sort of with you on the whole animals and apartments, sort of. Listen here.

Once could have a decent sized house, as we do, and a very large lot, as we have a 1/2 acre. Our dogs are still bored each day and are not getting any activity. Heck, I could put them outside and let them run around till the cows came home, but thats still not true exercise for them. Thats hyper activity.

As long as the dogs are getting out for a true wlak each day, its getting the dogs mind to process while having great exercise. So, a person who lives in a tiny apartment can either take their dogs out for a wlak each day themselves, or even hire a dog walker to let it outside during work hours. Just because they are living in a tiny apartment, does not mena their life is crap.

And I am 100% with you on the non pooper scooper people.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on September 29, 2006, 08:38:30 AM
Having a bad day from the get go.

Woke up with an extremely sore back. Once out of bed I started to crave a whole wheat bagel with cream cheese. When I finally get the chance to make one, I learn that my girlfriend accidently threw out my last bagel as she thought it was a bag of bread that just had the ends. Once I get over that dissapointment I decide I will make myself some cereal, I then learn my girlfriend used the last biit of milk for the cereal she had just made. I then decide pancakes is the way to go, as it had been a few weeks since I had some. I make two perfect pancakes, I start to grab the butter and maple syrup, to discover we don't have any maple syrup!

Its a crappy day, and its only 8:30 am!

----------------------------

Edit: Now, I didn't even get to enjoy my pancakes while they were hot because a loose dog came into my yard, so I had to call the owners to get him picked up! I wasn't about to leave him to wonder the streets as the road we live on is a rural road where people speed all the time. The last thing I need to see is a dog hit by a car.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: PHJ314 on September 29, 2006, 02:06:56 PM
Or step in his crap that he took in your yard!!!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: D1GGY on September 29, 2006, 05:30:07 PM
Hey well were on the dog topic. My thing i discovered this past week after taking several flights between here and Toronto is i see a lot of these people who think there Paris Hilton and they carry these goofy little annoying yappy dogs in there carry on bags. Has anyone ever seen them Carry a few bags in case it takes a dump in the terminal. I almost snapped on one old lady for this reason. My kids likeUHHHHHHHHHHHHH the dogs pooping. What does the lady do. Get's up walk away from the accident pretending to look for something. I watched her and took her close to half hour. Quit treating these little dogs as inmates in a bag. Your not a celebrity and prob spent 3 months salary on these little pukes. Girls who have these dogs around here were i live get laughed at. Theres only one Paris Hilton. Get off her S%*T
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: PHJ314 on October 02, 2006, 02:16:05 PM
Today's thing that pisses off PHJ  will be short, sweet and simple....ready?

Taking a 7 on a straight away, hazard free 151 yard par 3.  :icon_banghead:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: PHJ314 on October 02, 2006, 02:17:29 PM
Today's thing that pisses off PHJ will be short, sweet and simple....ready?

Taking a 7 on a straight away, hazard free 151 yard par 3. :icon_banghead:

I should have added "Then turning around and making a birdie on a long, bunker riddled par 5"
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on October 02, 2006, 02:21:49 PM
Golf, its a wonderful sport isn't it? We curse all throughout the round  :icon_hissyfit2:, and as soon as we are done on the 18th green, we turn to our foursome and ask "see you next week?.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: PHJ314 on October 02, 2006, 02:26:34 PM
I've only played maybe 5 times in the past 3 years, compared to when I used to play about 150 rounds a year. I once was an 8 handicap, but I'm just not consistent anymore! I could have easily shaved 10-12 strokes off my score on Saturday! That's the most frustrating thing, the things that used to be so easy to do, are so frickin hard now. Totally out of practice!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on October 03, 2006, 09:41:54 AM
OK! So it’s one of those moments again….Something has irked PHJ!

People who own big dogs in small apartments!!! First of all it’s animal cruelty, And I am an animal lover with a dog and 2 cats at home. (you could include my girlfriend, but that should be reserved for the gutter forum). Having a big dig in a small apartment is like being in solitary confinement. No place to roam nothing to do, no where to get exercise. I hope that people who own these big dogs, come home to find large amounts of crap in their place because they deserve the punishment of having to live in a stench filled environment. When your dog lies on the floor and looks up at you with those big puppies eyes, he may look cute. But in all reality he is cursing you out, and plotting ways to kill you, hopefully he can get the job done!!!! When you call for him to come up on the couch with you and he won’t come, it’s because his legs are asleep from sitting around the house doing sweet frick all for the entire day! Now most of you will agree with me on this but my rage has now gone one step further!

Yesterday I come home after work, walk in the house to be greeted by all three animals as I am everyday. I head straight to the fridge grab a beer and go sit on my patio. As I’m enjoying my nice cold beverage and a cigarette I begin to harness the dog for his after work walk. I grab a couple plastic bags and attach the leash to the dog, and off we go for a walk around our townhouse complex. It’s a lovely afternoon and we take a nice long walk, he does his duties and I properly dispose of them, god forbid anyone should have the displeasure of stepping in what came out of this small animal! Kirby usually leads the way and I l just follow him, basically he walks me. Once we get close to home I tell him that “Mommy will be home soon”, this always get’s him excited. I ask him if he wants “a treat”, and he goes ballistic!!! So we get back to the house, and I go to the kitchen to grab his “treats”, the sound of the plastic bag containing the “treats” make the two cats come running thinking it’s for them. I give Kirby his “treat” then head to the living room to grab the cat their “treats”. Once all of the animals are happy, Kirby and I head back to the patio so I can kick back relax and enjoy the rest of my beer. I sit down, take a swig of my beer , light a cigarette, and kick up my feet…This is where I got my “treat”, I am overcome with the stench of the purest, most disgusting, overpowering smell I’ve ever had the displeasure of encountering. I looked down at my shoe and the sole of it is completely covered in feces! I had been walking through my house with my shoes on so I’ve surely tracked sh*t all over the place. I am no happy at this point. I am even less happy when I come to the realization that I must not only clean the crap off my floors, but I must somehow get the crap off my work shoes and out of all those little crevasses in the sole of the shoe….I’m angry, I chug half my beer, go grab and bottle of fantastic multi purpose cleaner, a toothpick and some toilet paper. There I am on my patio picking crap out of my shoe, gagging the whole time. Gross! If I could find the owner of the person that didn’t pick up their dogs crap, I’d do it for him.(and put it on his front door step) Would these type of people enjoy it if I came to their house, took a big crunch in their toilet and conveniently forgot to flush? I challenge them to invite me over for coffee(which is a laxative for me) and we can put the theory to the test!!!

Let’s analyze this story and see all the things that piss me off,

1- Picking up dog crap (but it needs to be done)
2 - Unknowingly stepping in dog crap
3 – Tracking dog crap all over my house.
4 – Finding dog crap cacked to the bottom of my work shoes
5 – Cleaning the dog crap that’s been tracked all over my house
6 – Picking that cacked on dog crap out of my shoes with a tooth pick
7 - Gagging to the scent of dog crap when all I want to do (and deserve), is to sit and enjoy my beer.
8 – PEOPLE WHO DON’T PICK UP THEIR DOGS CRAP!!!!

Got to go to a meeting, more on this later!!!

I agree with you on the apartment issue.  Big dogs don't belong in small apartments.

As for the dogs**t, you can't even walk on the sidewalk going towards the park and the school without having to walk around an obstacle course of dogs**t.  The thing is, I have a pretty good idea of who is not picking up after their dogs near my house, but I haven't actually caught them in the act yet, but when I do they're going to get a mouthfull from me and bags of their dogs**t on their front yard.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on October 04, 2006, 01:11:55 AM
Here is mine.  I just bought a new 42" plasma TV.  I wasn't going to buy a stand at Best Buy because I couldn't justify spending another $300 +. 

Go to Walmart because they sell 42" and over TVs.  Most of the stands that they sell are suitable for most 30" TVs.

Go to the Canadian Superstore.  Their gearing up for Christmas and have decided to hide their TV stands eventhough they too sell 42" and over TVs.

Go to Zellers.  Nothing.  They didn't even have X-Men the Last Stand on sale.

Go back to Walmart and buy the one stand that is semi suitable, but we didn't bother getting the shelves which come separately.  We buy X-Men the Last Stand.

Get home and setup the TV stand and put the TV on the stand.  After turning on the TV I figured out that I needed a University degree inorder to operate the TV and the new DVD player that I just purchased.  I started that at 11pm and it's now 1am and X-Men the Last Stand doesn't even work on this DVD player while all my other DVDs seem to be fine.

Anyways that's my peeve and now I'm going to go to bed.  Goodnight.

1 42" Plasma TV with extended warranty $2000.
1 TV stand $100.
X-Men The Last Stand with SE comic $30.
Gas used from all this driving around $30.
Spending over 3 hours setting everything up and finally figuring it all out only to have X-Men Last Stand not work...Priceless.
It's funny because we purchased all of this using a Master Card.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on October 04, 2006, 08:37:18 AM
Thats pretty good there Stone, maybe you shoudl pass that on to MC for a commercial.

As for going back to the dog PP. The biggest thing that pisses me off happened this morning when we were taking the dogs for a walk at 6:30am. Walking down the side walk to see a huge pile of dog **** in the middle. Ok, I understand some peopel forget to grab bags, and there areothers who jsut refus eto pick it up, but for gods sakes, when it son a sidewalk, at the very leat just kick it of to the ditch where nobody walks!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on October 04, 2006, 09:02:55 AM
when it son a sidewalk, at the very leat just kick it of to the ditch where nobody walks!
Why would they want to do that?  They might get their shoes dirty.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on October 09, 2006, 12:03:54 PM
Hockey FANS, such as a few on this board, who GUARANTEE the Senators will come out and play their best and win the next game. Really, in what position are they to make a GUARANTEE?
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: _BellY_ on October 09, 2006, 08:39:07 PM
When TV Stations say they're showing a show, and then they don't they show another one. Or when they show a show at a different time. GRRR
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on October 09, 2006, 10:45:26 PM
Sens advertising 100% "Every Game" and it being a blantant lie!  I'm sueing.  :icon_stirthepot:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: PHJ314 on October 12, 2006, 11:18:44 AM
Just too touch on one of my earlier ramblings!!!

GRRRR!!!! (http://ottawasun.com/News/BreakingNews/2006/10/12/2008121.html)

"The second youth is described as a white male, between 15-18 years of age, with short black hair and facial hair with a design shaved in it. He was wearing a cap pointed sideways, a grey/green hoodie with a front decal, baggy blue jeans with bleached patches on the front, and was carrying a bag.
"
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: rose on October 12, 2006, 12:23:59 PM
My new pet peeve is youths who do this type of stupid thing (starting fires on buses) for "kicks".  Really.  Just how stupid does one have to be to do that?   :icon_hissyfit2:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on October 23, 2006, 08:23:30 AM
Feeling my oldest son's frustration at how his midget team has been playing and how he was hoping that by having Blackburn give them an asswhooping, the coach would finally address the real problems with the team.  Instead, he told them that they wouldn't practice and that every practice would be an exhibition game instead and they will still finish first place overall.

First off, my son has now lost total respect for his coach, and secondly, my oldest is the type of player who if he has the choice of making the play to win the game or trying to score a goal to pad his stats, he'll make the play, no one else on his team will do that.

But I guess that's what happens when you have one team player playing on a team full of individuals.  I guess it also just boils down to coaching too.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on October 23, 2006, 08:50:34 AM
Stone, here's a question. Whats the difference between making a play to win the game, and getting a goal to pad his stats? I mean, a goal in the end is a play that wins the game.

Unless yoru talking about making a play to win the game vs taking the risk to try and get a goal yourself because yrou a greedy little **** and screws it all up sending an odd man rush down your other end for a goal. Hey, that sounds like Spezza in some aspects lol.

I got out of team sports pretty quickly growing up because I hated the finger pointing that took place after loosing a game, and then when we win a game its usually the same group of people trying to take full credit.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on October 23, 2006, 09:58:47 AM
Stone, here's a question. Whats the difference between making a play to win the game, and getting a goal to pad his stats? I mean, a goal in the end is a play that wins the game.

Unless yoru talking about making a play to win the game vs taking the risk to try and get a goal yourself because yrou a greedy little **** and screws it all up sending an odd man rush down your other end for a goal. Hey, that sounds like Spezza in some aspects lol.

Obviously you need goals inorder to win.  Basically I hate puck hogs.  Puck hogs just want to pad their own stats and couldn't care less about what is good for the team.  There are a couple of kids who will skate in and not pass the puck.  One of them is a defenseman who won't pass it ever and he either loses it at the blueline causing a 2 or 3 on none or he skates in deep with it and loses it and constantly leaves his partner hung out to dry.  I don't know if it's just that these kids are puck hogs or they just don't have good vision on the ice and can't see their teamate(s) skating in front of them or left alone in front of the net.  But the coaches refusal to address these very basic issues to a team sport has caused him to lose my oldest son's respect for him as a coach and that's not a good thing.

Not many kids make it to Midget to begin with and they look to their coach for direction.  These kids are 15 and 16 years of age and they should be able to accept some critism over the way they play without crying like little babies about it.  The coach shouldn't be coddling them, but hey this all part of "political correctness".

There would be two arguements to this.  One, by letting them play without critism you are allowing them to grow and flourish as people.  Two, if you don't critise them and try to teach them the error of their ways you are not allowing them to grow and flourish as people.

Yes, it's just a sport and yes they are all 15 and 16 and they should just be having fun, but for my own son who has been playing since tyke it is frustrating for him.  Throughout his hockey "career", team fundamentals and team play has always been stressed.  It has taught him that he can always count on his teamates no matter what and that no individual wins or loses games.  The team wins and the team loses.  He's gone from being part of a team to being part of a group of individuals who will probably be losing more games than they win this season.  I'd rather see them lose playing as a team, then see them lose playing as individuals and I'm sure that the finger pointing will soon start in the dressing room and because of a lack of leadership at the coaching level this will not be a very fun season at all win or lose.

So as I have always tried to teach the kids, make the best of a bad situation and work hard to be placed into that same situation again.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: PHJ314 on October 23, 2006, 01:20:14 PM
I remember as a kid, playing with a guy like this....never, ever would he pass the puck, so I'd intentionally go offside ALL THE TIME!!! Used to piss him off,, eventually he learned to pass!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: _BellY_ on October 23, 2006, 05:46:40 PM
I remember as a kid, playing with a guy like this....never, ever would he pass the puck, so I'd intentionally go offside ALL THE TIME!!! Used to piss him off,, eventually he learned to pass!


You never grew up as a girl playing with guys. That was terrible. Lousy brats they'd pass amongst themselves but never pass to a girl. There was usually at least one nice guy though, who would pass so that made it a little bit better. Our coaches always clued in eventaully and yelled at the guys who weren't passing though so I guess I can't complain too much. Nice method on teaching the guy to pass, thats pretty intelligent.

My latest pet peeves:
When you can see a girls bra obviously through her shirt.
When a girl is wearing a tube top and a bra with straps and the straps totally clash with the top.
People who spell things wrong on purpose.
When people don't listen to what you are saying.
When people decide to explain their "better" method of completing something while the original method is still being explained.





Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 23, 2006, 09:16:37 PM
When you can see a girls bra obviously through her shirt.
When a girl is wearing a tube top and a bra with straps and the straps totally clash with the top.

Yep, pretty easy to tell you're a missus.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on October 25, 2006, 11:18:41 AM
When you can see a girls bra obviously through her shirt.
I hate that too.  If a girl is going to wear a tight t-shirt, then they shouldn't be allowed to wear a bra.  (If my wife reads this I'll be getting slapped when I get home and probably deservedly so).

When a girl is wearing a tube top and a bra with straps and the straps totally clash with the top.
Ya, you can't have straps and wear a tube top, it's just stupid.

People who spell things wrong on purpose.
We had a discussion about this before in another thread.  It turned into a major bitch fest and a lot things were said that shouldn't have been so I'm not going to touch this one.

When people don't listen to what you are saying.
I'm sorry did you say something?  I wasn't listening.

When people decide to explain their "better" method of completing something while the original method is still being explained.
Nothing like confusing people even more when they don't know how to do something.






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Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on October 25, 2006, 11:35:34 AM
Stone, remember now, if girls who wear tight shirts aren't allowed to wear bra's, there are definately a few girls out there that shouldn't be wearing tight shirts.

However, I think it should be ABSOLUTELY mandatory for girls that wear loose fitting t-shirts to wear bra's. Yes there are some that are still perky enough it looks good, but there are alot of women out there that I have seen wearing a t-shirt w/o a bra and it makes me wantr to curl up in a ball and cry.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: PHJ314 on October 25, 2006, 11:40:22 AM

You never grew up as a girl playing with guys. That was terrible. Lousy brats they'd pass amongst themselves but never pass to a girl. There was usually at least one nice guy though, who would pass so that made it a little bit better. Our coaches always clued in eventaully and yelled at the guys who weren't passing though so I guess I can't complain too much. Nice method on teaching the guy to pass, thats pretty intelligent.

My latest pet peeves:
When you can see a girls bra obviously through her shirt.
When a girl is wearing a tube top and a bra with straps and the straps totally clash with the top.
People who spell things wrong on purpose.
When people don't listen to what you are saying.
When people decide to explain their "better" method of completing something while the original method is still being explained.



Growing up I never had the chance to play with a girl on my team, but to be very honest, I wouldn't care if it's a girl or a guy, if the person is open I'd get them the puck. I was always an unselfish player. I'd dish the puck offf then go straight to the net, even though I was never the biggest guy I wasn't gonna move from the front of the net. I always liked Dino Cicarrelli's game!!!! I took more pride in getting assists than getting goals. Growing up in a hockey family I'd like to think I have a good brain for the game when it came to playing it. Making yourself look good by making other players look good, instills confidence in everyone(hence Gretzky being so great).

"When you can see a girls bra obviously through her shirt."
This should be mandatory....but then again if you can see through her shirt, there should be no bra at all and a bucket of water readily accessible.

"When a girl is wearing a tube top and a bra with straps and the straps totally clash with the top."
As a man I never notice....the tube and the bra are not what I am looking at.


 :mrgreen:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on October 25, 2006, 11:42:49 AM
PHJ, are you suggesting...  :franz:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on October 25, 2006, 11:54:14 AM
I think we're all getting slapped by our significant others when we get home. :A_laughing_matter:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: PHJ314 on October 25, 2006, 11:54:23 AM
I can't say what I'm suggesting....or else this topic will get burried in the Gutter Forum along with some of my other favorite subjects of discussion!  ;)
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: work2play on October 25, 2006, 01:14:50 PM
I think we're all getting slapped by our significant others when we get home. :A_laughing_matter:

If I'm lucky I will ... at least for starters  :nod:

Now as for my PP of the day ... it's all those people that haven't figured out that it's getting dark earlier and don't turn their head lights on.  Or maybe my real PP is with the whole "day time running lights" thing only requiring the head lights to be lit and not all the other marker lights (tail lights etc).  After all it's all those other little lights that really allow you to see a car more easily from any angle.  The way it is now the "daytime running lights" only help you see a car of it's coming towards you.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ice_queen on October 26, 2006, 03:52:36 PM
Quote
When a girl is wearing a tube top and a bra with straps and the straps totally clash with the top.

You shouldn't wear a bra with straps with a tube top, ever.  If you have to, like your strapless bra is in the wash, then you should wear a sweater or cartigan over it and leave it open.

My pet peeve is extremely loud people in resturants.  I was out last night with my parents and some 'ickle first years (for one of our Universities) were hanging out in a booth next to us.  They were so loud that I am sure the whole resturant could hear them.  Granted, I am older than them by about five years, but I know that when I was 17-18 I was never that loud in a resturant.  It ruined everything because I could barely hear my parents and vice versa.  Plus, the waitress was friends with the people, so she wouldn't say anything to them.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on October 27, 2006, 01:05:57 AM
My pet peeve is extremely loud people in resturants. I was out last night with my parents and some 'ickle first years (for one of our Universities) were hanging out in a booth next to us. They were so loud that I am sure the whole resturant could hear them. Granted, I am older than them by about five years, but I know that when I was 17-18 I was never that loud in a resturant. It ruined everything because I could barely hear my parents and vice versa. Plus, the waitress was friends with the people, so she wouldn't say anything to them.

Why not request to be moved?
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on October 27, 2006, 03:26:11 PM
Or ask to speak to the manager if the waitress wouldn't do anything.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: sultrysen on October 30, 2006, 07:18:00 AM
Darcy Tucker!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: sens_rule_fisher on October 30, 2006, 09:04:14 AM
of so biggest pet peeves.....

1) Cocky guys

2) someone reading over my shoulder! Ehh can't stand that!

3) 50 cent
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on October 30, 2006, 02:31:54 PM
Applying to job ads both online and in local classifieds that require "some experience or education in this field", and then being told "sorry, but you don't have enough"...

Seriously, don't use the word SOME if you want MORE! I have 10 months related work experience and a college diploma with related education, how does that not meet the SOME requirement!
Title: Dog pet peeves about humans
Post by: work2play on October 31, 2006, 11:47:06 AM
1. Passing gas and blaming it on me... not funny... not funny at all !!!

2. Yelling at me for barking... I'M A DOG, OK!

3. Taking me for a walk, then not letting me check stuff out. Exactly whose walk is this anyway?

4. Any trick that involves balancing food on my nose... stop it!

5. Any haircut that involves bows or ribbons. Now you know why we chew your stuff up when you're not home.

6. The sleight of hand, fake fetch throw. You fooled a dog! Woooo-Hooooooo! Oh, what a proud moment for the top of the food chain.

7. Taking me to the vet for "the big snip", then acting surprised when I freak out every time we go back!

8. Getting upset when I sniff the crotches of your guests. Sorry, but I haven't quite mastered that handshake thing yet.

9. Dog sweaters. Hello??? Haven't you noticed the fur?

10. How you act disgusted when I lick myself. Look, we both know the truth, you're just jealous.


Now lay off me on some of these things, We both know who's boss here (you don't see me picking up your poop, do you?).
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on October 31, 2006, 11:59:47 AM
haha nice find there!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: classmate on October 31, 2006, 10:40:19 PM
Funny work2play.   :A_laughing_matter:

 My pet peeve is

WHEN THE SENS PLAY SUCKY AND LOSE!!    :icon_fryingpan:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on November 03, 2006, 04:58:02 PM
Get to the bustop at around 3:15pm.  Bus is supposed to come at 3:24pm.  At around 3:45pm I call OCTranspo customer service and ask them where the bus is.  They don't know.  I tell them that their service is too expensive for what they offer.  They don't give a rat's ass.  3:54pm, the bus finally pulls up.  Apparently somewhere along the bus route the lane went down to one lane and made the bus 30 minutes late.  Funny how customer service didn't know where their bus was.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on November 03, 2006, 05:04:17 PM
Oldest son's midget hockey practice.

Coach "We're not winning games because we don't shoot enough to score goals."

Son "Coach we don't need to score more goals, we need to practice our defense."

Coach "No, I'm the coach and I say we need to shoot more and score more goals."

Son goes back to practicing his shooting.

Just to give you an idea of where I'm going with this peeve...

Last two games resulted in losses.  One 4-0 and the other 7-3.
 :sarcasm1
What the hell was my kid thinking in questioning the coach.  Of course they need to shoot more.  Because they could've just scored another 5 more goals that would've been one in the win column.  Nevermind teaching the kids how prevent the first 7, because you can't win a hockey that way.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on November 06, 2006, 08:47:45 PM
So while watching the last minute of the second period in the Ottawa/Washington game I decided to multi task by watching the game and playing fetch with my dog. He returns with the ball, walks up by the couch and lifts his leg by my foot and proceeds to take a leak on my foot! It wasn't as if he was asking to go out as he was just outside 30 minutes prior!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: classmate on November 06, 2006, 09:46:17 PM
So while watching the last minute of the second period in the Ottawa/Washington game I decided to multi task by watching the game and playing fetch with my dog. He returns with the ball, walks up by the couch and lifts his leg by my foot and proceeds to take a leak on my foot! It wasn't as if he was asking to go out as he was just outside 30 minutes prior!

Guess he showed you who's boss!   :nod:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on November 06, 2006, 09:47:23 PM
I guess he was just saying "this game will turn out just as good as me pissing on your leg"...
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: playertobenamedlater on November 06, 2006, 10:32:51 PM
Maybe he was telling you how pissed off he was with the team. You've got a true hockey fan for a dog.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on November 07, 2006, 08:26:39 AM
This morning i decide to make my girlfriend hot chocolate while she gets ready for work. While walking down the stairs with it in my hands our other dog (a weimaraner) decides he has to beat me down the stairs. While doing so he proceeds to nudge me and then steps on my foot while I am trying to take my next step down the stairs. So now my baby toe is at the very least sprained and is extremely sore due to this impatient dog of ours!.

So in the last 12 hours my evening has looked like this.

1. Ozzy pisses on my leg while watching the game.
2. Senators blow a 3 goal lead and loose in OT.
3. Wilson tries to send me ass over tea kettle going down the stairs.

I think I need to be locked in a rubber room.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on November 07, 2006, 09:01:14 AM
Well they do say that bad things happen in 3s.  Maybe something good will happen to you in the next few days.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on November 07, 2006, 09:02:45 AM
Well Ozzy has his final test for his obedience class tomorrow, so lets hope he can pass that!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on November 07, 2006, 09:32:01 AM
Well Ozzy has his final test for his obedience class tomorrow, so lets hope he can pass that!

Obviously, it doesn't involve where and when not to take a piss. :laugh2:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on November 07, 2006, 09:41:12 AM
Obviously, it doesn't involve where and when not to take a piss. :laugh2:

Hahah no it doesn't. But he does know where he should and shouldn't go. It was just out of the blue because we were playing fetch in the house. He returns with the ball and pissed on my leg. No warning whatsoever.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: PHJ314 on November 07, 2006, 12:00:49 PM
On the final table
Being short stacked
I check with Q-9 in hand and a Q-2-7 on the board
Chip leader bets $1000
I go all in
He flips Q-4, I have his 4 covered with my 9.
Turn card is a J
River card is a 4...F***!!!!!
Eliminated in 8th from tourney!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on November 07, 2006, 12:16:54 PM
On the final table
Being short stacked
I check with Q-9 in hand and a Q-2-7 on the board
Chip leader bets $1000
I go all in
He flips Q-4, I have his 4 covered with my 9.
Turn card is a J
River card is a 4...F***!!!!!
Eliminated in 8th from tourney!

WTF?!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Dagwood on November 07, 2006, 01:08:18 PM
WTF?!

He got FOURked
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on November 07, 2006, 01:44:56 PM
WTF?!

Poker.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: D1GGY on November 07, 2006, 04:13:52 PM
Welcome to the world of poker. with a bet of 1000 on just your Q and a low kicker is grounds for a fold. I play tons of online poker see it everyday. Sounds like a poker stars river beat. Love hearign poker stories./
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on November 07, 2006, 11:41:03 PM
Holy crap.  I need to start watching that Texas Hold 'Em on TSN.  Only problem is that it's not nearly as interesting as Carmen Elektra's brand of poker and they don't talk like that.  And if they do, I'm not listening.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Docawesome on November 08, 2006, 02:37:29 AM
I don't think I've ever posted in this thread.

I really hate people who make decisions about things in their lives without bothering to take into account how the choice they pick will affect others. Not thinking how their choice is going to **** up something so dear to another person. Its easy to forget what was and what could have been because you eventually move on BUT, its **** up when you have to spend the rest of your life looking at it and wondering what could have been. What did you do? You did nothing really, someone else did it for ya.

Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: PHJ314 on November 10, 2006, 09:22:26 AM
Welcome to the world of poker. with a bet of 1000 on just your Q and a low kicker is grounds for a fold. I play tons of online poker see it everyday. Sounds like a poker stars river beat. Love hearign poker stories./

Oh, and I forgot to mention that right after he hit the 4 on the river, some guy at the table says "Wow, and I folded a 4"....Atta piss me off more, there was only 2 cards in the deck to save him and the luckbox catches it.

But wanna know what irks me even more....Is the very next night I'm sitting nice with K-J up against J-9, the J is on the board and AGAIN another luckbox catches his 9 on the river!! The first one wasn't as bad to lose....because the guy actually knew poker, but the second night was some young punk out playing with mommy's money from allowance. He was calling everyone on anything.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on November 10, 2006, 09:27:43 AM
Oh, and I forgot to mention that right after he hit the 4 on the river, some guy at the table says "Wow, and I folded a 4"....Atta piss me off more, there was only 2 cards in the deck to save him and the luckbox catches it.

But wanna know what irks me even more....Is the very next night I'm sitting nice with K-J up against J-9, the J is on the board and AGAIN another luckbox catches his 9 on the river!! The first one wasn't as bad to lose....because the guy actually knew poker, but the second night was some young punk out playing with mommy's money from allowance. He was calling everyone on anything.
Poker players who can't speak a word of english... :mrgreen:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: PHJ314 on November 10, 2006, 10:19:38 AM
Poker players who can't speak a word of english... :mrgreen:

It's probably one of those mornings for me.....but....ya lost me!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on November 10, 2006, 11:25:26 AM
It's probably one of those mornings for me.....but....ya lost me!
I'm just joking with you because I don't understand your poker playing lingo.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on November 10, 2006, 10:39:26 PM
Poker getting air time on a SPORTS station.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: sensrule on November 10, 2006, 10:45:34 PM
Waking up early and going to school each morning... :fear:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: _BellY_ on November 10, 2006, 10:48:30 PM
Waking up early and going to school each morning... :fear:

7:00 am volleyball tryout practices  (can you spell brutal?)
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: sensrule on November 10, 2006, 10:54:19 PM
7:00 am volleyball tryout practices (can you spell brutal?)


Wow, and I thought I had it worse... :bag:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on November 11, 2006, 10:13:19 PM
A big F you to the Leaf fans that live in Ottawa who complain they never get to see their team because of the blackouts.

Why the hell was there a Leafs game on CBC Ottawa?  And then poker on A-Channel.

I guess Toronto gets exceptions to blackouts as well......

Ridiculous.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: playertobenamedlater on November 13, 2006, 08:29:40 AM
Poker getting air time on a SPORTS station.

I'm with you on that one. I think it's nuts to show people playing cards on a sports station.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on November 13, 2006, 11:23:20 PM
4 more years of Monette.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on November 14, 2006, 12:02:07 AM
4 more years of Monette.

4 more years of Cullen (not in my ward, luckily, but very close-by...)
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on November 15, 2006, 07:53:14 AM
It's not so much a peeve as it was just an observation.

Where I catch the bus to get out of Orleans, there is this guy who usually lets this young woman on the bus first.  It never fails.  He will actually block people from getting on just so she can get on first.  Yesterday this wasn't the case.  I guess because of all the rain he was the first person on the bus.

Like I said, just an observation.  Pretty funny one.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ice_queen on November 16, 2006, 01:06:53 AM
I work in an apartment building, in the office, and my pet peeve revolves around this..

People who come to the office to pay thier rent, only to ask me how much their rent is.  Why don't you know?  Why do you come down every month and ask us. On top o that, don't PHONE the office saying only "Hi, yeah, I was wondering what my rent is.  I'm writing my rent cheque."  I NEED TO KNOW WHAT APARTMENT YOU ARE!!!! I CAN'T JUST GUESS!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on November 16, 2006, 12:18:25 PM
When garbage men just throw your empty garbage can on the ground rather than placing it upside down. Thank you jackass, because you didn't want to take the extra second to put it upside down I had to walk to the bottom of the hill to grab our garbage can. And it wasn't knocked over by the wind because I saw them empty the garbage!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: playertobenamedlater on November 16, 2006, 05:03:35 PM
I like it when I get the local community paper dropped on my lawn about 2" fron the shoulder of the road. Thanks for the effort you lazy schmuck. I appreciate it more when it's raining.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: playertobenamedlater on November 16, 2006, 05:06:42 PM
People who put flyers on my windshiel absolutely drive me nuts. You are littering on my property, a**hole!

Last time, I was at my local grocery store and came out to find a flyer for a store near my home stuck to my windshield on a rainy day. I went home, got my blue box and garbage, went to the store, and dumped everything on their front step. The guy came running out yelling at me. I simply told him that he had littered on my property and I was returning the favour. Man, was he mad  :nod:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on November 16, 2006, 07:32:14 PM
People who put flyers on my windshiel absolutely drive me nuts. You are littering on my property, a**hole!

Last time, I was at my local grocery store and came out to find a flyer for a store near my home stuck to my windshield on a rainy day. I went home, got my blue box and garbage, went to the store, and dumped everything on their front step. The guy came running out yelling at me. I simply told him that he had littered on my property and I was returning the favour. Man, was he mad  :nod:
Good one.  I like that.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on November 16, 2006, 09:38:52 PM
I work in an apartment building, in the office, and my pet peeve revolves around this..

People who come to the office to pay thier rent, only to ask me how much their rent is. Why don't you know? Why do you come down every month and ask us. On top o that, don't PHONE the office saying only "Hi, yeah, I was wondering what my rent is. I'm writing my rent cheque." I NEED TO KNOW WHAT APARTMENT YOU ARE!!!! I CAN'T JUST GUESS!

What a horrible employee!   :mrgreen:

On a side note, not a pet peeve, but who (in Ottawa) doesn't know what a hockey jersey is?  Especially when you work in retail and you are obviously from Canada.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: OS on November 16, 2006, 10:17:09 PM
I work in an apartment building, in the office, and my pet peeve revolves around this..

People who come to the office to pay thier rent, only to ask me how much their rent is.  Why don't you know?  Why do you come down every month and ask us. On top o that, don't PHONE the office saying only "Hi, yeah, I was wondering what my rent is.  I'm writing my rent cheque."  I NEED TO KNOW WHAT APARTMENT YOU ARE!!!! I CAN'T JUST GUESS!

Tell them a higher amount and I bet they would remember the amount :-)
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on November 17, 2006, 01:48:28 AM
People who put flyers on my windshiel absolutely drive me nuts. You are littering on my property, a**hole!

Last time, I was at my local grocery store and came out to find a flyer for a store near my home stuck to my windshield on a rainy day. I went home, got my blue box and garbage, went to the store, and dumped everything on their front step. The guy came running out yelling at me. I simply told him that he had littered on my property and I was returning the favour. Man, was he mad :nod:

 :A_laughing_matter: :A_laughing_matter: :A_laughing_matter:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on November 25, 2006, 04:51:43 PM
Small town hockey tournaments and their homer refs.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Dagwood on November 27, 2006, 03:41:48 PM
Small town hockey tournaments and their homer refs.

How about Big Town tournaments and Homer refs  :mrgreen:

My son must have had the worst 3 refs I've seen in a while do one of his games on Saturday.... Brutal bad...
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on November 27, 2006, 04:59:59 PM
How about Big Town tournaments and Homer refs  :mrgreen:

My son must have had the worst 3 refs I've seen in a while do one of his games on Saturday.... Brutal bad...
I feel for you.  Obviously we all prefer it when our kids win, and losses are easy enough to get over, but a loss is tough to take when you know that the game was handed to the other the team.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on November 28, 2006, 12:13:45 AM
Managers who change your shift that evening when they are in, in the morning and don't tell you.

People who shop.  Period.  :P
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on November 28, 2006, 06:45:16 AM
Managers who change your shift that evening when they are in, in the morning and don't tell you.

People who shop.  Period.  :P

Does your employer have any rules stating the deadline when a schedule has to be complete by? Iknow when I worked at the grocery store our manager would make our schedule and the store manager would review it days later and alter it to how he saw fit. Union rules stated that if it was changed after a specific day of the week that the employee had to be ASKED if they could work the new shifts. if not the old shcedule forthem stood.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: momr on November 28, 2006, 08:40:05 AM
Self richeous people who have never made a morally questionable decision in their lives!!  Must be nice to be perfect.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on November 28, 2006, 12:05:39 PM
Does your employer have any rules stating the deadline when a schedule has to be complete by? Iknow when I worked at the grocery store our manager would make our schedule and the store manager would review it days later and alter it to how he saw fit. Union rules stated that if it was changed after a specific day of the week that the employee had to be ASKED if they could work the new shifts. if not the old shcedule forthem stood.

We don't have a union.  I've never seen a worse group of managers in my life to tell you the truth.  But its money and its definitely not going to be my career lol.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on November 28, 2006, 12:25:03 PM
We don't have a union.  I've never seen a worse group of managers in my life to tell you the truth.  But its money and its definitely not going to be my career lol.

While you may not be unionized, the owner, or the management would/should have policies in place.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on November 28, 2006, 03:43:11 PM
We don't have a union.  I've never seen a worse group of managers in my life to tell you the truth.  But its money and its definitely not going to be my career lol.
Try working for the government.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: armchaircoach on November 28, 2006, 03:47:57 PM
Try working for the government.

now thats an oxymoron if I have ever heard one! :smily1263:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: classmate on December 05, 2006, 10:09:52 PM
People who use the word "ain't" all the time.  Drives me crazy.  Sorry in adavance, and I don't mean to offend people, but when anyone uses that word they "sound" ignorant to me.       :icon_nono:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on December 06, 2006, 01:24:33 AM
People who use the word "ain't" all the time. Drives me crazy. Sorry in adavance, and I don't mean to offend people, but when anyone uses that word they "sound" ignorant to me. :icon_nono:

Ain't that the truth.

 :mrgreen:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on December 06, 2006, 10:20:53 PM
People.

 :smily1263:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on December 11, 2006, 12:15:57 PM
Watching my oldest playing in a tournament out at the Bell Sens Plex on the weekend.  I won't mention the name of the team(s) they played, but when they went up by a score of 4-0 they went out there with the intent to injure players on my kid's team.

What's really bad about this is that the parents of this team didn't seem to mind and obviously their coach encouraged it.

You're up 4-0.  Seriously, what are you trying to prove by trying to hurt kids on the team you're beating?
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Disgruntled on December 11, 2006, 11:39:11 PM
It's/Its
They're/Their/There
Rediculous
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on December 11, 2006, 11:51:53 PM
So many people spell it "rediculous" I almost believed I've been spelling it wrong all along.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: John Connor on December 12, 2006, 01:20:35 AM
It's/Its
They're/Their/There
Rediculous
I've said it before (earlier in this thread), but this post makes me think this is an ideal place to repeat it...

"could of" and "would of"

Not to mention the ever-popular "If such-and-such would've happened, I would've done this..."  You only state the condition once!  Even worse is the dreaded comination double-"would of".  GAH!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on December 17, 2006, 10:47:35 AM
Getting winter tires put on before that ice storm a few weeks ago. Not only now having the weather clear up as it has, but now finding that one of the winter tires has an extremely slow leak.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on December 17, 2006, 02:21:25 PM
Getting winter tires put on before that ice storm a few weeks ago. Not only now having the weather clear up as it has, but now finding that one of the winter tires has an extremely slow leak.

Those are easy to fix by yourself. Just get a can of whatever-it's-called that fills the tire and clogs the leak.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on December 17, 2006, 02:31:28 PM
Those are easy to fix by yourself. Just get a can of whatever-it's-called that fills the tire and clogs the leak.

Took it to crappy tire and got it fixed... hopefully...

Just one question, is it normal practice to fix/rotate tires and not check tire pressure and fill the tires to the proper PSI? I took my car to a local shop here in Navan to get my winter tires put on, I had to fill my own tires; they did the same when they put on my girlfriends winter tires, she had to fill hers. Now today at crappy tire, they are fixing it due to a slow leak, so you would think common sense woudl provail in thinking that 'Hey, I am repairing a tire that has a slow leak, maybe I should check the PSI".
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: playertobenamedlater on December 17, 2006, 03:26:29 PM
Common sense is far from common. You would think that someone doing work on your tires would check the pressure, but it's not safe to assume that you'll actually get decent service anywhere anymore.

If you get your oil changed at Jiffy Lube or Mr. Lube, they check and adjust your tire pressure for you.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on December 17, 2006, 06:17:42 PM
Common sense is far from common. You would think that someone doing work on your tires would check the pressure, but it's not safe to assume that you'll actually get decent service anywhere anymore.

What he said.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on December 17, 2006, 07:01:55 PM
Christmas shoppers.  :icon_fryingpan:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on December 17, 2006, 09:17:26 PM
Christmas.  :icon_fryingpan:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on December 20, 2006, 10:39:41 AM
I went to this thing yesterday at my youngest son's school.  All the grades would get up and sing a couple of Christmas songs from around the world.  It was really nice.

My peeve is the one parent behind us who just wouldn't shut up.  She did when her kid was on and then she started up again after that.  I turned around and gave her the look of death and  said "Do you mind?".  So she shut up for the last two songs as well.

This woman showed a lack of common courtesy for the other parents and a lack of respect for the kids who were up on stage putting this show on for all the parents.  There were even some of these parents who had their cell phones left on.  At the very least put them on vibrate.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on December 30, 2006, 11:25:43 PM
Buffalo and Tampa Bay radio hockey commentators... omg, so annoying.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on December 31, 2006, 07:12:04 AM
Buffalo and Tampa Bay radio hockey commentators... omg, so annoying.

My brother and mom are flying out this morning to head back home. Just by chance my mom asks me to check departure times and ensure things aren't delayed. I check and it turns out that there is one single flight that is delayed on departure, and guess what flight that is. Their flight was to depart at 8:40, and now at 9:20. Seems odd.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: _BellY_ on December 31, 2006, 11:56:34 AM
People who don't cover their mouths when the cough (EW) and people who instead of going to blow their nose just sit and sniffle. (ew)
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on January 25, 2007, 07:05:14 AM
INSURANCE COMPANIES

Ok, so I am looking at buying a new car, and my current insurance company has been great considering my insurance rates and my coverage, just over $100/mo. So I get a quote online to get an idea what the insurance on a car I am looking at would cost, it goes for about 1,600 a year, a $30.00 increase per month, not bad...

I do some double checking and call the insurance company, give them the same details and they quote me at 1,900 a year... wait.. WHAT!? That is a $70 monthly increase, what happened to the $1,600? I am told that the 1,600 quote is as if I were a new customer with a 5% online purchase discount, and the 1,900 quote is me, being a current client just buying a new car and getting insurance over the phone.

For me to be able to get the cheaper quote I have to cancel my current policy with them, and then sign up as a new client online. This would require a $180.00 cancellation fee, along with the requirement that I pay the first and last months insurance again... So, if I have to cancel, I may as well shop around and see if I can beat 1,600.00 for the same coverage. So far no luck, everybody is quoting me at about $2,000/yr.

Does this make any sense to anybody out there? I new client with the same profile as me can get cheaper insurance than a person who has been with the company for 3 years already and wants to buy a new car? I am really tempted to call back my insurance company and ask for a supervisor/manager and see what the hell is really going on!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: BlindDruid on January 25, 2007, 07:59:54 AM
Go shopping.  Are you a graduate of Algonquin College? The alumni has a grouip policy with Johnston Insurance and they have good rates.  Check out the website.   http://www.algonquincollege.com/alumni/rewards/rewards.html
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on January 25, 2007, 10:09:27 AM
Having someone misunderstand you....

I never said to stop cheering for the kids, I just said that the cowbells are annoying and there is no need for them.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on January 25, 2007, 12:48:28 PM
Go shopping. Are you a graduate of Algonquin College? The alumni has a grouip policy with Johnston Insurance and they have good rates. Check out the website. http://www.algonquincollege.com/alumni/rewards/rewards.html

Thanks for the tip there BD, I totally forgot about the "perks" one can get from actually graduating from Algonquin College.. Cause be damned if my diploma did much for me until recently...  :franz:

Having someone misunderstand you....

I never said to stop cheering for the kids, I just said that the cowbells are annoying and there is no need for them.

That isn't a misunderstanding, that is somebody being a complete moron.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on January 25, 2007, 01:04:57 PM
Thanks BB.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on January 25, 2007, 01:29:25 PM
You could also contact an insurance broker. They will look at tens of options for you...

If you are a CAA member, you could look that way.

And some (most, if not all) companies will give you a discount if you have both your home and car insurance with them.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on January 25, 2007, 02:21:53 PM
Concerning your insurance question BB.  I'd shop around for sure.  It's been my experience that insurance companies don't like to lose your business.  They'll give you some BS explanation as to why you have to pay X amount of dollars, but if you can find for cheaper elsewhere, they'll come down.  If you do all of your insurance business, ie. House and Car, they'll bend over backwards to keep your business.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: BlindDruid on January 25, 2007, 02:26:45 PM
Thanks for the tip there BD, I totally forgot about the "perks" one can get from actually graduating from Algonquin College.. Cause be damned if my diploma did much for me until recently... :franz:


When w emoved here and we were looking for a new insurance company we did shop around for our home and 2 vehicles.  The group insurance plan from Algonquin was far cheaper than any broker we talked to and had better coverage to boot. 
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on January 25, 2007, 05:23:31 PM
I can't do the car/house combo as the house isn't in my name. I wrote an email to Belair Direct concerning the different quotes and they got back to me saying that there are differences between my online quote and my current policy... So I will have to call them and ask them what those differences are exactly. if anything I have increased my driving distance to and from work and increased annual km's driven....

I am definitely shopping around, but so far nothing good has come out, its like I am being charged an arm and a leg as if I were 16 with a new car.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: bassman on January 25, 2007, 05:37:29 PM
I can't do the car/house combo as the house isn't in my name. I wrote an email to Belair Direct concerning the different quotes and they got back to me saying that there are differences between my online quote and my current policy... So I will have to call them and ask them what those differences are exactly. if anything I have increased my driving distance to and from work and increased annual km's driven....

I am definitely shopping around, but so far nothing good has come out, its like I am being charged an arm and a leg as if I were 16 with a new car.
That's insurance for you, legalized theivery ... just ask anyone who works in insurance they know they are crooks, but that is the job!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: JustLearning on January 26, 2007, 03:20:10 PM
Putting something important someplace 'safe' and then not being able to remember where 'safe' is  :sosad:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: _BellY_ on January 26, 2007, 04:24:06 PM
Putting something important someplace 'safe' and then not being able to remember where 'safe' is  :sosad:

I hate that, sadly I do it all the time.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: rose on January 26, 2007, 04:52:39 PM
I hate that, sadly I do it all the time.

Methinks you are too young to be doing this ALL the time...right, JL?!? ;)

Pumping gas when it is this c-c-c-cold!!!!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: _BellY_ on January 26, 2007, 05:24:35 PM
Methinks you are too young to be doing this ALL the time...right, JL?!? ;)

Pumping gas when it is this c-c-c-cold!!!!

Okay some of the time. But only with unimportant stuff. Like my passport, and birth certificate and money.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: JustLearning on January 27, 2007, 02:46:27 PM
Methinks you are too young to be doing this ALL the time...right, JL?!? ;)
Unlike me where it's a normal state of affairs :franz:

Another pet peeve: stores that put away all of their winter clothing when it's still winter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was trying to find a second pair of outdoor winter pants for the youngin' and do you think I could find any? Not on your life! If I wanted a pair of shorts or a bikini then there wouldn't be a problem. I finally did manage to find a pair in Brockville but...

Note to store managers: In case you hadn't noticed, it's STILL JANUARY people :paddle:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: JustLearning on February 17, 2007, 11:38:10 AM
Today's pet peeve: CLEANING MY OVEN!!!!  I'd rather clean closets, barns, garages or litter boxes than clean my oven but seeing as I don't have a 'self-cleaning' one or a maid.... :icon_hissyfit2:  It's a necesary evil I guess, I just hope I get it done before the game.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Dagwood on February 17, 2007, 11:54:45 AM
Today's pet peeve: CLEANING MY OVEN!!!! I'd rather clean closets, barns, garages or litter boxes than clean my oven but seeing as I don't have a 'self-cleaning' one or a maid.... :icon_hissyfit2: It's a necesary evil I guess, I just hope I get it done before the game.

Do what I do....  Ignore it and somehow it gets magically cleaned.  Rumour has it that my wife does it but I can't be sure  :oh oh:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: bassman on February 17, 2007, 12:41:11 PM
Do what I do....  Ignore it and somehow it gets magically cleaned.  Rumour has it that my wife does it but I can't be sure  :oh oh:
Yup  the oven fairy comes to your house to?
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: BlindDruid on February 18, 2007, 10:17:50 AM
Do what I do.... Ignore it and somehow it gets magically cleaned. Rumour has it that my wife does it but I can't be sure :oh oh:

I press a button...   and magically it gets clean   
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Viper on February 18, 2007, 10:26:43 AM
Girl's who bite their nails.  :icon_vomit:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on February 18, 2007, 01:54:22 PM
headaches
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on February 18, 2007, 02:35:46 PM
headaches

Women with headaches!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on February 18, 2007, 06:10:14 PM
Women with headaches!

 :icon_agree:   :bag:

The "real fan" moniker.  :paddle:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: rose on February 19, 2007, 01:13:16 PM
Going to a Sens/Thrashers game and seeing people walking around in their Leafs sweaters.   :shake:

(Guess they were 'celebrating' their 40-years-without-a-Cup Day!!)
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: classmate on February 19, 2007, 06:43:17 PM
 :icon_agree:   I even pointed that out to my kids!   :icon_fryingpan:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on February 19, 2007, 08:59:36 PM
Going to a Sens/Thrashers game and seeing people walking around in their Leafs sweaters.   :shake:

(Guess they were 'celebrating' their 40-years-without-a-Cup Day!!)

Just think rose... 40 years AND COUNTING!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: rose on February 19, 2007, 10:19:33 PM
Just think rose... 40 years AND COUNTING!

Excellent point, BB!!  Wonder what they will do for their BIG FIVE-O anniversary in 2017? ;)
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on February 20, 2007, 06:55:59 AM
Excellent point, BB!!  Wonder what they will do for their BIG FIVE-O anniversary in 2017? ;)

That's when they plan the parade to celebrate the anniversary.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: rose on February 21, 2007, 08:42:12 AM
That's when they plan the parade to celebrate the anniversary.

 :A_laughing_matter:  (Their 3-0 loss last night in the ACC is contributing to my laugh at the Leafs expense!)

When the garbage truck goes by, empties my garbage cans and replaces them across our double driveway so they HAVE to be moved before I drive out.  Don't mind so much if I don't have to go out.....mind alot when I go to back out of the garage/driveway and realize I have to move them first and I am in a rush!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on February 21, 2007, 11:27:51 AM
I'm sick of people (cough Brent Wallace) complaining that Ottawa is a quiet arena.  SO IS TORONTO.  Stop defending Toronto.  TORONTO is a quiet building.  Except for the Montreal/Ottawa games ... and perhaps Buffalo.

Ottawa is quiet, but its not a minority in the NHL.  And there's nothing you can do to change it.  It's the freaking characteristics of the city... we're conservative and its half business people in the 100s.  The 300s is always loud.  If you want it louder maybe you should lower the ticket prices and let the true fans be able to pay?

Personally I was trying to start a Comrie chant, lmao ... failed miserably.  ...then I tried a Pronger chant -- and I'm not sure many people understood (even some Edmonton fans -- those were clearly bandwagoners)
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ice_queen on February 21, 2007, 09:05:46 PM
I'm sick of tennants in the building thinking they can speak to me like I am below them.

1) I'm the building manager, do you really want to swear at me?  Paying your rent 20 days late, and getting an N5 is not MY fault. 

2) I have a university degree, honours at that, please don't brag about your child who is in first-year, they will probably be a Chrsitmas "graduate" or will slack off once you leave the city.

3) When you give notice to move out, yes I am allowed to show the apartment, and yes I am allowed to try and 'rent' it.  That's the whole point!

4) You got a parking ticket because you a) didn't register or b) parked where you shouldn't have.  It's your fault, not mine, and I am not going to cancel the ticket.

grrrr.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: SzuperChicky on February 21, 2007, 09:21:23 PM
I'm sick of tennants in the building thinking they can speak to me like I am below them.

1) I'm the building manager, do you really want to swear at me? Paying your rent 20 days late, and getting an N5 is not MY fault.

2) I have a university degree, honours at that, please don't brag about your child who is in first-year, they will probably be a Chrsitmas "graduate" or will slack off once you leave the city.

3) When you give notice to move out, yes I am allowed to show the apartment, and yes I am allowed to try and 'rent' it. That's the whole point!

4) You got a parking ticket because you a) didn't register or b) parked where you shouldn't have. It's your fault, not mine, and I am not going to cancel the ticket.

grrrr.

People who post 1-2 times a month.   :mrgreen:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ice_queen on February 23, 2007, 11:34:04 AM
I'm very busy. :P
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: PuckFancy on February 23, 2007, 01:29:37 PM
I'm sick of tennants in the building thinking they can speak to me like I am below them.

1) I'm the building manager, do you really want to swear at me? Paying your rent 20 days late, and getting an N5 is not MY fault.

2) I have a university degree, honours at that, please don't brag about your child who is in first-year, they will probably be a Chrsitmas "graduate" or will slack off once you leave the city.

3) When you give notice to move out, yes I am allowed to show the apartment, and yes I am allowed to try and 'rent' it. That's the whole point!

4) You got a parking ticket because you a) didn't register or b) parked where you shouldn't have. It's your fault, not mine, and I am not going to cancel the ticket.

grrrr.

You seem like a very understanding manager. And you have to give a notice of 24 hours before you have people visit the premises don't you? :P
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: PHJ314 on February 23, 2007, 01:57:13 PM
Whining Buffalo Fans!!!!

(http://www.novelgiftbaskets.com/images/cheese.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: OS on February 23, 2007, 03:11:08 PM
Dang PHJ314, youi best me too it.   I'll add Suckbres diving too.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Small Town on February 23, 2007, 05:19:16 PM
It bugs the crap out of me when people stop in the middle of doorways or at he bottom of escalators to figure out where they are supposed to go next.  Get the heck out of traffic first!!!

thanks
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: _BellY_ on February 23, 2007, 05:51:56 PM
Little Dogs that don't shut up.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: classmate on February 23, 2007, 10:48:47 PM
When a supposed "know it all"  sits behind you at a hockey game and doesn't shut up. I mean NEVER!  They constantly yell criticisms to the players and try to tell them how to play.  They are usually wrong, and go back and forth as often as the hockey puck with "good job" and "you guys suck".  I believe he just likes the sound of his own voice. Well guess what buddy, I don't!!!

Good thing he's not a season ticket holder or I would have moved my seat by now.    :icon_fryingpan:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on February 24, 2007, 07:54:51 AM
I love the guys that are "play by play dreamers" and they try to commentate the game for everybody around.. Thank you dumbass, cause I can't see whats going on!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: JustLearning on February 24, 2007, 08:49:27 AM
Little Dogs that don't shut up.
people that won't either :giggles:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Dagwood on February 24, 2007, 10:49:37 AM
Spineless NHL discipline officials that have no idea what they are doing.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on February 24, 2007, 11:06:54 AM
You mean COLON Campbell?
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ice_queen on March 02, 2007, 10:46:24 AM
Quote
You seem like a very understanding manager.

Sarcasm?  I resent that.  I'm very understanding, I'm just sick of getting bitched at by tennants because they can't follow the rules.  Rules that are posted in the lobby or in the lease.

If you are going to pay your rent late, submit the reason in writing.  We understand that shit happens and you might not have part or all of the rent when it's due.  However, when you repeatedly pay your rent late, don't bitch at me that we are going to evict you.  We gave you plenty of warnings.

Quote
And you have to give a notice of 24 hours before you have people visit the premises don't you? :P

According to the Tennant Protection Act we don't have to give 24 hours notice once you give 60 days notice.  However, as a courtsey to our tennants we do give at least 24 hours notice and do not show apartments before 9 am on weekdays (we are open at 8, and trust me, people try to book for 8).   For Saturday bookings, we often put notices in the mailbox, and under the door.  I feel we are more than considerate, however some people are still jerks.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: JustLearning on March 02, 2007, 11:04:52 AM
An agrivating but fairly minor pet peeve this morning (other than the storm outside) is phone numbers that are given as letters instead of numbers, i.e. A-TTV-SKYDOME...  :icon_hissyfit2:

It's easy enough but I hate taking the time to figure it out especially when I'm already :paddle: at the place I'm calling


Oh, and ice-queen...friends of mine own a motel in Pembroke and have had some, shall we say very unusual and iritating guests. I keep telling her that she should subject all of the guests to an IQ test...that should weed out a few :A_laughing_matter:






Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on March 02, 2007, 12:35:26 PM
You seem like a very understanding manager. And you have to give a notice of 24 hours before you have people visit the premises don't you? :P

The only time you have to give 24 hours notice is while the person is still living in the residence and you need to stop by and check or repair something. When it comes to showing the residence as you have given notice that you are moving, that 24 hours notice goes out the window. I do believe you still need to be notified, but not 24 hours in advance.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: BlindDruid on March 02, 2007, 10:49:19 PM
This is from the latest Residential Tenancies Act, 2006


Entry to show rental unit to prospective tenants

      (3)  A landlord may enter the rental unit without written notice to show the unit to prospective tenants if,

         (a)    the landlord and tenant have agreed that the tenancy will be terminated or one of them has given notice of termination to the other;

         (b)    the landlord enters the unit between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.; and

         (c)    before entering, the landlord informs or makes a reasonable effort to inform the tenant of the intention to do so.  2006, c. 17, s. 26 (3).

Entry with notice

      27.  (1)  A landlord may enter a rental unit in accordance with written notice given to the tenant at least 24 hours before the time of entry under the following circumstances:

           1.    To carry out a repair or replacement or do work in the rental unit.

           2.    To allow a potential mortgagee or insurer of the residential complex to view the rental unit.

           3.    To allow a person who holds a certificate of authorization within the meaning of the Professional Engineers Act or a certificate of practice within the meaning of the Architects Act or another qualified person to make a physical inspection of the rental unit to satisfy a requirement imposed under subsection 9 (4) of the Condominium Act, 1998.

           4.    To carry out an inspection of the rental unit, if,

                          i.    the inspection is for the purpose of determining whether or not the rental unit is in a good state of repair and fit for habitation and complies with health, safety, housing and maintenance standards, consistent with the landlord’s obligations under subsection 20 (1) or section 161, and

                         ii.    it is reasonable to carry out the inspection.

           5.    For any other reasonable reason for entry specified in the tenancy agreement.  2006, c. 17, s. 27 (1).

Same

      (2)  A landlord or, with the written authorization of a landlord, a broker or salesperson registered under the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002, may enter a rental unit in accordance with written notice given to the tenant at least 24 hours before the time of entry to allow a potential purchaser to view the rental unit.  2006, c. 17, s. 27 (2).

Contents of notice

      (3)  The written notice under subsection (1) or (2) shall specify the reason for entry, the day of entry and a time of entry between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.  2006, c. 17, s. 27 (3).

Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: ice_queen on March 03, 2007, 10:41:56 AM
Thank you BlindDruid.  #3 a covers my point of not even having to give notice, once you give 60 days, but we do anyways as a courtsey and people still complain.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on March 07, 2007, 04:56:07 PM
Waiting in the freezing cold for 30 minutes waiting for the stupid bus.  Apparently it broke down.

Really reliable service ya got there.  I'll mention that to my toes when the feeling returns.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Jasonf6 on March 15, 2007, 11:14:40 PM
People who drag their feet when they walk, instead of being a grown-up and lifting them with each step;
who don't signal when they turn;
who don't pick up their dog poop when there are signs posted everywhere;
who walk side-by-side blocking off the hallway or sidewalk;
who buy a piece of crap Honda Civic for under $10,000 and pump it full of woofers and noise-making muffler/engine enhancements and THEN think they are so kewl when driving around;

I have more but I just got back from the sens game and am kinda tired.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on March 26, 2007, 09:58:42 AM
I have a few today.

1.  Trying to watch your kid's hockey game and some lady standing in front of you talking to her friend.  She couldn't take the hint when I was trying my hardest to look around and I actually had to say to her "Do you mind, I'm trying to watch a hockey game."  What's bad about this whole situation is that when you speak up and say something, you look like the rude one.

2. Drove all the way to Kingston to go to Chuck E. Cheese.  My son wanted to go there for his 8th birthday which is this weekend, but because of our schedule this coming weekend, we had to go on Saturday.  Plus for me it was trying to fullfill a life long dream that I've had since I saw that fat mouse dancing on TV when I was five.  The games sucked and their "fresh pizza made everyday" was the cheap frozen stuff that you buy at Giant Tiger.  Next year, we're going to Midway on Lancaster.

3. Went and saw TMNT with my youngest yesterday, another early birthday gift.  It was a great movie despite the reviews and I recommend it for any TMNT fan out there.  Although if your looking for the same more "oriented towards kids movie" like the live action ones, you won't get that here.  It is a little darker.  To my rant.  Some woman actually had her laptop on while people were coming in...No problem.  She left and came back with her kids during the previews and still had it on...No problem.  The previews were almost over and she still had it on...Now we have a problem.  Yes, it was me.  The gentleman sitting across the ilse from you with his young son who got up and got an usher who made you turn off your laptop.  Show respect for other theater goers and just stay at home if you have that much work to do or at least show your children how to respect other theater goers and just leave the laptop at home.

Damn this whole lack of respect and courtesy thing has really gotten way out of hand and maybe they should teach it to the kids and at the sametime force their parents to come in and take the classes as well or send them off to jail.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: momr on March 26, 2007, 10:15:35 AM
People that take up two parking spots!!!!    :icon_hissyfit2:

If the owner of a Dodge Ram truck who was parked at the OAC yesterday wonders who wrote that note in the dirt on the side of his truck.  It was me!!!    :yahoo:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on March 26, 2007, 02:46:41 PM
People that take up two parking spots!!!!    :icon_hissyfit2:

If the owner of a Dodge Ram truck who was parked at the OAC yesterday wonders who wrote that note in the dirt on the side of his truck.  It was me!!!    :yahoo:

I have no issues with people taking up two parking spots so long as the car isn't parked in the spots closest and most convenient to use. Look, if your that worried about it getting scratched, learn to fawkin walk a little more and park further away!

I try to have a little fun when I see cars parked like that, especially in shopping centers. I grab 3 -4 shopping carts and park them around the car in question.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Dagwood on March 26, 2007, 02:56:04 PM
People (ok my kids) that write in the dirt on my car  :icon_hissyfit2:

It leaves scratches  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: PuckFancy on March 26, 2007, 03:35:02 PM
I have a few today.

1. Trying to watch your kid's hockey game and some lady standing in front of you talking to her friend. She couldn't take the hint when I was trying my hardest to look around and I actually had to say to her "Do you mind, I'm trying to watch a hockey game." What's bad about this whole situation is that when you speak up and say something, you look like the rude one.

2. Drove all the way to Kingston to go to Chuck E. Cheese. My son wanted to go there for his 8th birthday which is this weekend, but because of our schedule this coming weekend, we had to go on Saturday. Plus for me it was trying to fullfill a life long dream that I've had since I saw that fat mouse dancing on TV when I was five. The games sucked and their "fresh pizza made everyday" was the cheap frozen stuff that you buy at Giant Tiger. Next year, we're going to Midway on Lancaster.

3. Went and saw TMNT with my youngest yesterday, another early birthday gift. It was a great movie despite the reviews and I recommend it for any TMNT fan out there. Although if your looking for the same more "oriented towards kids movie" like the live action ones, you won't get that here. It is a little darker. To my rant. Some woman actually had her laptop on while people were coming in...No problem. She left and came back with her kids during the previews and still had it on...No problem. The previews were almost over and she still had it on...Now we have a problem. Yes, it was me. The gentleman sitting across the ilse from you with his young son who got up and got an usher who made you turn off your laptop. Show respect for other theater goers and just stay at home if you have that much work to do or at least show your children how to respect other theater goers and just leave the laptop at home.

Damn this whole lack of respect and courtesy thing has really gotten way out of hand and maybe they should teach it to the kids and at the sametime force their parents to come in and take the classes as well or send them off to jail.

I hear ya man. The concept of respect has been lost on people for a while now. I'm a big movie buff but I've been going to the theatre less and less these last few years. I swear half the time there's a least one person talking throughout the film or putting up their feet on the seat right besides my head. I'm sorry but I actually go there to enjoy the movies so I'd rather stay home if I have to listen to these morons.

It seems to reflect our society in general in which people only care about their own little person and can't be bothered to care about anything else.

Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on March 27, 2007, 08:58:11 AM
This is usually why we wait until a movie has been out for a couple of weeks before going.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: classmate on March 27, 2007, 07:06:28 PM
The end of hockey season.   :icon_nono:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on March 28, 2007, 01:29:50 PM
I was already late as it was this morning and I get on the bus and the bus driver tells me that my pass is no good an that there has been a recall on it. 

My pass is good until July 2007 so it's like WTF!?

He calls it in to verify and sure enough the "Econopasses" with the "green" background are being recalled.  Two things though...I have an "Ecopass" with a "blue" background.  But hey, who am I to argue with an OCTranspo driver, I just figured he was illiterate and colour blind.

It ends up that the Ecopass with the green background is being recalled.  So eventhough he wasn't necessarily illiterate, he sure as hell was colour blind and I was a bit later than what I would've been.

What am I complaining about?  I was late.  That means less time for me to do work. :smily698:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: rose on March 28, 2007, 01:46:38 PM
Why would a bus-pass be recalled?  Were people who have them under-charged for them?  And IF that is the case, why would OC not just swallow, I assume, their mistake?   :shake:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on March 28, 2007, 01:49:13 PM
Why would a bus-pass be recalled?  Were people who have them under-charged for them?  And IF that is the case, why would OC not just swallow, I assume, their mistake?   :shake:

I know recently there was a man charged with stealing bus passes from a convenience store, so maybe its related to that and they wante dto re print new passes to be sure there were no illegal passes being passed around.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: rose on March 28, 2007, 01:51:52 PM
I know recently there was a man charged with stealing bus passes from a convenience store, so maybe its related to that and they wante dto re print new passes to be sure there were no illegal passes being passed around.

Okay...that makes sense. :nod:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on March 29, 2007, 08:21:29 AM
I have gotten fed up with Rogers and I have switched ISPs.  So I'm trying to return my cable modem.  Customer Service says that I can return it anywhere so I go to the Rogers at Orleans and Jeanne D'Arc.  I just get in the door and the guy says...

"We don't take those here.  Bye."

I call Customer Service yesterday and ask the guy where I can return this to.  I didn't realise that it was such a difficult question..."Where can I return your cable modem to?"  For 10 minutes I had to ask this guy over and over again the same freakin' question.  Finally he understands and tells me that I can take it to any Rogers Video store.  So I go to the one on Innes and the girl tells me...

"We don't take that here.  You need to return it to a Rogers Plus Store.  Did you try the one at Orleans and Jeanne D'Arc?  They're a Plus Store."

Needless to say, I still have the cable modem in my van.  I will call Rogers again and tell them that they can pick it up at my address because I'm not driving all over town looking for a Rogers Video store to take back their stupid cable modem.

Oh yeah, I'm in a mood today.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on March 29, 2007, 01:38:48 PM
What made you switch? Me, it was their trottling of torrents.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on March 29, 2007, 02:42:44 PM
What made you switch? Me, it was their trottling of torrents.
The same here.  I could only upload 1 at a time and when I did my internet was totally useless.

When they asked me why I was dropping their service and why I wouldn't talk to Tech Support to fix my issue I told them that Tech Support would never admit to the real issue.  I told them what I believed to be the issue and all I got was "Well I haven't heard of them doing that."  Of course you haven't because you can't admit to it.

Also I don't have proof, but I'm pretty sure that they blocked the SecureIX VPN servers as well.

Sheesh.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on March 30, 2007, 01:28:52 AM
The manager to who I talked to admitted to the throttling and that I wasn't the first one to cancel because of that. Back when I cancelled a little over a month ago, SecureIX was still a somewhat decent alternative.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on March 30, 2007, 12:42:59 PM
It was last week when I couldn't log into SecureIX anymore.  Oh well Rogers is gone and I'm with 3Web right now and have no complaints so far.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on March 30, 2007, 01:22:03 PM
Ouch, 3Web? You may have a hard time there. There service has a tendency to go down, for days at a time sometimes, and the customer service is horrible, not to mention very hard to reach. It's not unusual for people to be waiting on the line over 3 hours just to reach support.

Let's hope things stay smooth for you though.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on March 30, 2007, 01:46:16 PM
So far so good.  I haven't had any trouble with Tech support yet.  I've got the 3Web over the cable, so if they go it's because Rogers went down.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on March 30, 2007, 02:49:31 PM
So far so good.  I haven't had any trouble with Tech support yet.  I've got the 3Web over the cable, so if they go it's because Rogers went down.

Not necessarily. At some point, it leaves the Rogers infrastructure to go through the CIA network. If the one that serves the region is down, you lose your internet. Your neighbour who could be with Rogers would be unaffected.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on March 30, 2007, 04:03:43 PM
Not necessarily. At some point, it leaves the Rogers infrastructure to go through the CIA network. If the one that serves the region is down, you lose your internet. Your neighbour who could be with Rogers would be unaffected.
Good to know.  I'll deal with that when it happens.  But Rogers had it's quirks too when they just started.  Just have to be patient. 

I can't go with DSL anyways because Bell hasn't changed any of the lines in my neighbourhood.  They changed the main line, but the need to change the lines running from the main lines to all the houses and they won't do it.  They're quite content to listen to complaints while people can't use their internet or talk on the phone because of excessive cross talk.  It's why we went to an IP phone.  Using Bell around here is like having a party line 24/7.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on March 31, 2007, 12:56:50 AM
If there's interference on the line, then I believe Bell is obligated to fix it. It comes with their ownership of the network, aka monopoly. They don't allow third parties to work on the lines, so it's their responsability.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Amon on March 31, 2007, 03:05:40 AM
Here my peeve..  people who are "sandwich pickers".  Those that sit there and take out the onions, or tomatoes or whatever and just throw them away.  Same with pizza slices.

If you didn't want that in your sandwich, then just don't order it!  Why waste food like that?
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on March 31, 2007, 08:27:48 AM
If there's interference on the line, then I believe Bell is obligated to fix it. It comes with their ownership of the network, aka monopoly. They don't allow third parties to work on the lines, so it's their responsability.
You would think, but they have yet to do anything about it.  My neighbour has a Bell truck at her place at least once week.  The problem is is that they have a monopoly and just don't care since it's cheaper for them just to have someone call the customer and say "Your line is working.", than it would be to actually fix it.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on March 31, 2007, 03:24:40 PM
You would think, but they have yet to do anything about it.  My neighbour has a Bell truck at her place at least once week.  The problem is is that they have a monopoly and just don't care since it's cheaper for them just to have someone call the customer and say "Your line is working.", than it would be to actually fix it.

If you want it fixed, call and call and call every few days until they fix it just to shut you up.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on April 01, 2007, 08:09:05 AM
Parking my brans new car out in the parking lot to have dinner at a local restaurant, coming out only to see bird crap on it. Not one or two droppings, but 14 total! No other cars were parked directly beside mine, and yet the birds managed to pelt my car with it all!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: JustLearning on April 01, 2007, 10:30:20 AM
Parking my brans new car out in the parking lot to have dinner at a local restaurant, coming out only to see bird crap on it. Not one or two droppings, but 14 total! No other cars were parked directly beside mine, and yet the birds managed to pelt my car with it all!
Now that you have this brand new car you'll have to learn one of the first rules of ownership: One super clean car = (http://www.gopusa.com/forum/images/smilies2/bird16.gif)
This will happen each and every time and it doesn't matter where you try to hide...they WILL find you.


My pet peeve: people who spit when they talk. I was at the game on Friday and there was a guy behind me who spit each and every time he yelled...by the time I left the game, I smelled like beer and I don't even drink the stuff. For some reason it never occured to me that I'd need my umbrella at the game :giggles:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: playertobenamedlater on April 01, 2007, 12:57:39 PM
It was last week when I couldn't log into SecureIX anymore. Oh well Rogers is gone and I'm with 3Web right now and have no complaints so far.

Get out while you can!!! I have a couple of friends who were with 3Web and got hosed. Like Metal said, their service gets droped for days on end, and you can't get hold of anyone when you call for service. Trying to cancel your service is a great treat, because you can't get hold of them to cancel, and they just keep right on sending the bills..
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on April 02, 2007, 12:10:05 AM
I know people who are using 3web and have been for a while without complaint.  Like I said, I don't have any complaints yet, but I will heed your warnings and be leary of stuff going on with these guys.

As for the Bell situation, the entire block is complaining and Bell won't do anything about it.  Bell doesn't give a flying f*** about you, me, or anyone else for that matter.  That's what happens when you become too big for your own good.  The customer gets lost in the equation.  What Bell doesn't seem to realise is that there are other alternatives out there that don't involve them.  The day they realise that it's all about the customer is the day that I'll return to Bell.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on April 09, 2007, 10:01:59 AM
Hypocrites.

My girlfriend and I have two dogs Ozzy and Wilson, Ozzy is "my" dog, and Wilson is "her" dog. So, we have been spending the weekend cleaning the house to the best shape we can, and hope to actually keep the house that clean (good luck eh?).

Anyhow, while in the basement doing laundry I thought that it sure would be nice to train the dogs to stay off the furniture, not only does it keep it cleaner that way, but keeps it from getting damaged. It's nice leather furniture. The big problem is when our dogs spot somebody going by our house, they get on the couch and start barking, big dogs and muddy paws, well, it can be a mess.

So, I come upstairs and say to my girlfriend "I want to train our dogs to stay off the furniture"

GF: "How do you plan on doing that?"

ME: "With electronic mats that give the dogs a shock when they go on them."

GF: "I don't want to spend money on something that will hurt our dogs".

ME: "Yet your okay with spending money on that bark collar we have that shocks Ozzy when he barks outside?"

GF: "Yes."

Damn it, do I ever love hypocrites!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on April 09, 2007, 02:48:31 PM
I say remove the bark collar until the mat is ok...  :franz:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Dagwood on April 09, 2007, 02:57:44 PM
Sell the couch and buy more hamsters that get turned loose when someone walks by  ;)
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on April 22, 2007, 09:08:08 AM
Our internet has been down for the day yesterday, I really didn't do too much to try and fix as I didn't have much time at all to be farking around with the routers/modem or dealing with rogers tech support.

Anyways, we have Rogers Self Healing software installed and I just find it funny that it loads up to tell me I don't have internet access, well gee thanks captain obvous, because the popup in my taskbar saying my network isn't connected isn't enough of a clue right now. And then to boot, on the bottom of the window it says the following:

A technical support representative is standing by to help you no

Rogers live support lets a rogers representative communicate with you through text chat and even view your computer screen to direct you through the best steps to solve any of your rogers yahoo hi-speed internet service problems quickly.


SO umm, your telling me I do not have internet access, yet somehow, you'd be able to connect to me though text chat AND view my screen, all without the internet? AMAZING!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Jasonf6 on April 22, 2007, 12:53:06 PM
Our internet has been down for the day yesterday, I really didn't do too much to try and fix as I didn't have much time at all to be farking around with the routers/modem or dealing with rogers tech support.

Anyways, we have Rogers Self Healing software installed and I just find it funny that it loads up to tell me I don't have internet access, well gee thanks captain obvous, because the popup in my taskbar saying my network isn't connected isn't enough of a clue right now. And then to boot, on the bottom of the window it says the following:

A technical support representative is standing by to help you no

Rogers live support lets a rogers representative communicate with you through text chat and even view your computer screen to direct you through the best steps to solve any of your rogers yahoo hi-speed internet service problems quickly.


SO umm, your telling me I do not have internet access, yet somehow, you'd be able to connect to me though text chat AND view my screen, all without the internet? AMAZING!

Haha, I love those types of messages.  Why do they even have self help programs that require an internet connection.  They should have stand-alone ones that update every once in a while so you can use them if you have no connection.

What I love even more is phoning Sympatico tech support and talking to a guy who I KNOW FOR A FACT is in India, yet he tells me his name is John and isn't there.  I lost connection and after talking to "John" he advised me they would send me another USB cable for the modem in the mail.  I just ended up using the USB cable from my printer until that one arrived.  They really didn't do much tech support wise for me.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: _BellY_ on April 23, 2007, 07:14:08 AM
The stupid stupid stupid people who were walking down my street screaming at eachother and throwing things, before quarter to 6 this morning. HELLO its EARLY and people are still SLEEPING, SHUT UP!!, go yell in your own home!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: classmate on April 23, 2007, 09:47:27 AM
Washing Windows... I have way too many windows in my house.  Oh well, keeps me busy until Round 2.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on April 23, 2007, 10:02:11 AM
classmate, this equation might work and save you time personally.

a garden hose + bucket + soap + window brush + desperate kid from down the street + $20.00 = clean windows and more free time.

This is assuming your doing the outside!

We have no hope in doing the inside of our windows as they are clean for about 10 minutes. Too many damn dog nose prints!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: classmate on April 23, 2007, 03:32:40 PM
classmate, this equation might work and save you time personally.

a garden hose + bucket + soap + window brush + desperate kid from down the street + $20.00 = clean windows and more free time.

This is assuming your doing the outside!

We have no hope in doing the inside of our windows as they are clean for about 10 minutes. Too many damn dog nose prints!

Thanks BB, I actually saved myself $20 and had my husband do it.   :smily698:  I do the inside, which isn't much better.  Can't wait until the "starving college students" comes back home. 
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on April 23, 2007, 08:37:23 PM
Thanks BB, I actually saved myself $20 and had my husband do it.   :smily698:  I do the inside, which isn't much better.  Can't wait until the "starving college students" comes back home. 

Maybe the husband is desperate for something else! l :Victory:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: classmate on April 23, 2007, 10:20:06 PM
Maybe the husband is desperate for something else! l :Victory:

Yes, for his wife to stop bitching.... :A_laughing_matter:   

Otherwise..... he's goooooooodddd.    :smily698:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on April 24, 2007, 09:03:50 AM
Yes, for his wife to stop bitching.... :A_laughing_matter:   

Otherwise..... he's goooooooodddd.    :smily698:

 :A_laughing_matter: Well, at least your aware of the problem. Other than that, it sounds like the perfect marriage!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: OS on April 25, 2007, 12:14:54 PM
The wannabe race driver that drives OC Transpo buses instead.  6 minutes early for a 7 am bus is WAY too early.   Don't you wonder why there aren't many passengers????


Joggers and walkers, good on ya getting out an exercising, but the sidewalk is nice and clear and dry, GET TO HELL OFF THE ROAD! 

Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on May 17, 2007, 06:58:41 AM
Leaving last nights game, in a parking lot jam, nothing out of the ordinary, just keeping an ey eon the cars beside and in front of me, I have my foot on the break and then "BUMP!"... My car gets a SLIGHT lurch forward, hmm, I didn't know cars could do that with the brakes on! Obviously I just got hit by the SUV behind  behind me.

I turn around and look out my rear view window, I have my sunroof and windows open, and I yell out to him "you just hit me". Either he heard me, or he read my lips, because he turns passenger and asks "Did I just hit him?", after he turns and faces me and shrugs. I mean really, nobody was at any other angle behind me, you hit me, don't just shrug it off.

My friend got out of the car to quickly look for any possible damage, but figures theye may not be any, none the less he used his blackberry to copy down his licence plate.

I have not had the chance to look in the day time yet, and I really hope there is no damage, but it's a black car, and it's difficult to really get a good view if there is damage in the night.

Talk about a shitty night!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: classmate on May 17, 2007, 07:24:23 AM
Leaving last nights game, in a parking lot jam, nothing out of the ordinary, just keeping an ey eon the cars beside and in front of me, I have my foot on the break and then "BUMP!"... My car gets a SLIGHT lurch forward, hmm, I didn't know cars could do that with the brakes on! Obviously I just got hit by the SUV behind behind me.

I turn around and look out my rear view window, I have my sunroof and windows open, and I yell out to him "you just hit me". Either he heard me, or he read my lips, because he turns passenger and asks "Did I just hit him?", after he turns and faces me and shrugs. I mean really, nobody was at any other angle behind me, you hit me, don't just shrug it off.

My friend got out of the car to quickly look for any possible damage, but figures theye may not be any, none the less he used his blackberry to copy down his licence plate.

I have not had the chance to look in the day time yet, and I really hope there is no damage, but it's a black car, and it's difficult to really get a good view if there is damage in the night.

Talk about a shitty night!

Sounds like the *perfect* ending for the *perfect* game.   :sosad:  Hope you don't have any damage, BB.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on May 17, 2007, 02:34:58 PM
Pet Peeve: Sabres fans. 'nuff said.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: stone169 on May 17, 2007, 02:43:19 PM
Pet Peeve: Sabres fans. 'nuff said.
I'm with ya on that one.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: classmate on May 17, 2007, 03:20:38 PM
Pet Peeve: Sabres fans. 'nuff said.

Totally..... my son's friend was here last night watching it with us and he's a Sabres fan... And then there was my husband... Don't even get me started on my husband.... :icon_nono:

Just wait until Saturday... Pay back's a bitch.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: PuckFancy on May 17, 2007, 03:22:43 PM
Are you saying your husband is a......gulp......SABRES FAN?

I'm so, so sorry.  :A_laughing_matter:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: classmate on May 17, 2007, 03:24:23 PM
Are you saying your husband is a......gulp......SABRES FAN?

I'm so, so sorry. :A_laughing_matter:

Yes a closet one..  Didn't come out until the series started... CHICKEN!   :giggles:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: PuckFancy on May 17, 2007, 03:53:41 PM
Yes a closet one.. Didn't come out until the series started... CHICKEN! :giggles:

I just hope that's the only closet your husband comes out of.

Just kidding.  :giggles:
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: JustLearning on May 17, 2007, 05:49:21 PM
People who arrange with you to be at a certain place at a certain time, don't turn up and then have the audacity to have their secretary call you an hour after the scheduled time to apologize for them not being there. Normally it wouldn't have bothered me that much except that the scheduled time was at our supper hour and I had to postpone eating until later in the evening. Rude and inconsiderate...not only that but she has the audacity to suggest we arrange for another time & date and try again.  NOT IN MY LIFETIME LADY!!!!!   :icon_hissyfit2:


vent over!
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: OS on May 17, 2007, 09:47:40 PM
People who want you to do something but don't ask directly.  I'd really like a glass of whatever, that whatever is just not working.   Got a bad one at work, the person is getting the message, or maybe they think I've just gone deaf.
Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Broken Bones on June 07, 2007, 06:39:50 PM
Slamming your finger in the car door after coming home from work... Don't ask how please...

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Title: Re: The Official PET PEEVE Thread? (Vol 2)
Post by: Metalhawk on June 08, 2007, 01:11:56 AM
Ouch!