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  1. #1
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    Default Little things that irk you?

    What are some little things that just totally grind your gears? For me it's unnecessary waste.

    I had one today. At the store I work at, I saw on of the ladies in the backroom throwing away a whole case of perfectly good bottled water. The only damage that was on this product was that the plastic wrap that held the bottles had ripped. The actual bottles of water were not damaged. It just really irked me that we were throwing out 24 perfectly drinkable bottles of water simply because the outer wrapping had ripped! This happens on a daily basis. We donate lots of other food to the local food pantry I don't see why we can't donate these. Or put them in the break room for employees to drinks. Donate them to the local fire/police station, SOMETHING. It just upsets me that there are so many people out there with out reliable access to potable water and we are just throwing bottles of the stuff into the trash chute!

    I have a lot more of these little "annoyances" but this is the one that just make me shake my head and legitimately question why.


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    I wouldn't call the colossal waste that this country is used to (and takes for granted) a "small annoyance."

    Me? There is a man in an office near me who plays music on his computer...without headphones. I try to be accepting of all types of music but his starts to grate on me after a while (this is through a wall, with my own music and headphones on, with my space heater humming). But I don't want to be the office complainer (I already have the space heater!) and nobody else seems to want to say anything to him.


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    I hate it when I set all the things on the grocery belt in an certain order. Big things first, then bottles and cans, meats, cheeses etc. and the chick bagging screws it all up!!!
    Drives me bonkers!
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    People that own horses that clearly can't afford them. But just won't sell them because it's their "heart" horse. Usually the horse ends up suffering.


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    My husband eating spaghetti.


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    It irks me to no end that I had a whole list of pet peeves this afternoon and thought about starting a thread about them....and now I can't remember a single one!!!!
    Kanoe Godby
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    See, I was raised by wolves and am really behind the 8-ball on diplomatic issue resolution.


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    It irks me to no end that I had a whole list of pet peeves this afternoon and thought about starting a thread about them....and now I can't remember a single one!!!!
    Kanoe Godby
    www.dyrkgodby.com
    See, I was raised by wolves and am really behind the 8-ball on diplomatic issue resolution.


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    It irks me to no end that I had a whole list of pet peeves this afternoon and thought about starting a thread about them....and now I can't remember a single one!!!!
    Kanoe Godby
    www.dyrkgodby.com
    See, I was raised by wolves and am really behind the 8-ball on diplomatic issue resolution.


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    People who get in a left turn lane and slow down to 5 mph to get around the corner. If professionals in Formula 1 can do this at 200+ mph, mere mortals should be able to at least do 30.


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    I can't begin to list them all but most of it is just stupid stuff that people do all the time around here. If there's a gene for common sense and logical behaviour, it's not present in many people I seem to encounter on a daily basis.
    Thus do we growl that our big toes have,
    at this moment, been thrown up from below!


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    People chewing with their mouth open.

    Or eating really noisy foods in a quiet setting. A girl that I have class with buys Kashi crunch cereal and eats it in my morning class twice a week. No matter how far from her I still hear that crunch. I want to strangle someone.

    Telling me to be "green" or going after me for driving a large truck. I don't drink from plastic water bottles, I recycle, I do beach clean ups twice a month, I do a minor part. Do not F*** with me for what I drive. I will be a b**** and have no problem with it.

    People who drive like total d-bags.

    Texting and driving.

    Hipsters.

    Every pageant member wishing for world peace.

    Toddlers in Tiaras or any pageant show.

    Reality TV.

    Celebrity News and Tabloids.

    Lebron James always being compared to Jordan. He is not Jordan, not even close.

    Typing really hard on the keyboard.

    Potholes.

    Bacon bits in beans.

    Unclean homes/cars.

    Burnout lightbulbs that are hard to reach.

    Sick people that go to work/school and infect the population.

    Sprinklers that water the sidewalk and in no way touch the grass.

    Guys who wear heavy cologne or Axe/Old Spice.

    People who are backstabbers/loudmouths.

    Music ringtones.

    Bad grammer or incorrect spelling in books.

    Overcooked veggies.

    Pictures on Facebook that are posted to be funny.

    Junk mail.

    The price of gas/diesel.

    Taylor Swift songs.

    50 shades of Grey and all the crap romances that followed.

    Doing laundry.

    Birds that poop on your car.

    People who talk with their phone on speakerphone when they are in the store or worse in the library. We do not want to hear your conversation.

    Sagging pants.

    Too tight clothing.

    Rude or lazy children.

    Rush hour traffic.

    Crappy songs that all sound the same.

    Wasting things and plain destruction.

    Guys whistling at you when you jog.

    Cracking a yolk when trying to make sunny side up eggs.

    That's just a short list of things that irk me.
    I am on my phone 90% of the time. Please ignore typos, misplaced lower case letters, and the random word butchered by autocowreck.



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    Glee really bothers me now. That show has become insufferable.
    Thus do we growl that our big toes have,
    at this moment, been thrown up from below!


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    Snoring, tail-gaters and minivans


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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie-monster View Post
    Snoring, tail-gaters and minivans
    Snoring tailgaters in mini-vans must really get to you.
    Thus do we growl that our big toes have,
    at this moment, been thrown up from below!


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    Cyclists who don't follow the rules of the road. Not amused by the guy who ran a red light and almost ran himself into my car (I was stopped at the time) and then flipped me off. It's not my fault you're an idiot...


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    Quote Originally Posted by supershorty628 View Post
    Cyclists who don't follow the rules of the road. Not amused by the guy who ran a red light and almost ran himself into my car (I was stopped at the time) and then flipped me off. It's not my fault you're an idiot...
    I agree. I ride on the sidewalk and not the road unless I'm in a neighborhood where the streets are nice and wide but the obnoxious roadies always ride in the streets and roads - never the sidewalk - and so many of them do not ride at a pace that is safe or they position themselves in such a way that they are very likely to get hit. We have sidewalks and bike paths here that are extra wide for bikes and they generally refuse to use them because it's perfectly legal here to be on any road going through traffic.
    Thus do we growl that our big toes have,
    at this moment, been thrown up from below!



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    When you're having a conversation with someone and you're about to say something relevant and you really want to share it, so they decide to take the conversation in their own hands and go off on a completely different tangent, so by the time they're done with their "super important" and "interesting" story that has NOTHING to do with what you were talking about in the first place, it'd be awkward to bring up what you wanted to say before.


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    I have a lot.
    People who stand in the way in grocery store isles. Or in clusters in hallways when you trying to walk past.
    People who just have no body awareness relative to those around them. Running into people, getting in the way etc.
    People who clean with sponges. Gross.
    Anti-vacciners, Nuff said.
    People who don't know how their own damn car works and the basics like jump-starting, changing a tire etc.
    That's all I can thing of off the top of my head.

    Edit because I just remembered my BIGGEST one--bad pet owners!! The ones who don't spay and neuter. Don't vaccinate their pet. Have pets they can't afford. Have a dog they just keep chained outside 24/7. Get rid of their old dogs when they get difficult/more expensive.


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    My boyfriend sometimes chews with his mouth a little open. Not like I can see the food, but so he makes lip-smacking noises. I really hate it, but otherwise he's fantastic, but I REALLY hate mouth noises.

    Oh, and his mother. But she's not a minor annoyance
    Holy crap, how does Darwin keep missing you? ~Lauruffian


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    When I'm concentrating and someone pokes/taps/touches me on the shoulders. I HATE my shoulders being touched.

    People who give children under 3 years soda (my SISTER, UGH!!!)

    People who ask me about my tattoo and then end or start the conversation with "I don't like tattoos, but_________"

    People who let their large dogs jump on people

    People who talk WAY too openly about their relationship problems on Facebook

    People who make the same face in every photo

    Spaghetti Lesbians

    When my dad feeds his dog table scraps OFF HIS FORK. ew
    Eventers of the West
    A Facebook group I created for Eventers in the West Region of the U.S.
    Remy - My OTTB Gelding! Love him to pieces!


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    Wait Kate, what are spaghetti lesbians?
    Holy crap, how does Darwin keep missing you? ~Lauruffian


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    Quote Originally Posted by axl View Post
    Wait Kate, what are spaghetti lesbians?
    Straight girls who pretend to be lesbian when drunk. lol
    Eventers of the West
    A Facebook group I created for Eventers in the West Region of the U.S.
    Remy - My OTTB Gelding! Love him to pieces!


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