Pet Peeves

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March 31st, 2017 at 4:50:31 PM permalink
rxwine
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
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Quote: JimRockford
A salad should consist of bite size pieces. You should be able to eat it with only a fork. You should not have to cut up a tomato slice or a giant bell pepper ring at the table.


Cue plant activist response -- Don't you know fruits and vegetables have to be picked and processed. They don't just come from the meat factory like your steak!

No one has ever proven I am not God.
April 5th, 2017 at 1:49:36 PM permalink
Nareed
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
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I ran into a technical issue at work the other day. I knew exactly what to do, but when I told the supervisor I'd do it, he insisted I call tech support. So after a 15-minute call, tech support advised me to do exactly what I'd judged should be done.

I hate it when that happens.
If Trump where half as smart as he thinks he is, he'd be twice as smart as he really is.
April 9th, 2017 at 7:15:47 PM permalink
terapined
Member since: Aug 6, 2014
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Being in a fastfood line 3 deep. Front person is ordering. Middle person is hopefully deciding just as i am. Middle person gets to counter and for the 1st time looks above to the menu and hesitates because have not made up mind yet.

People that dont use a merge lane to merge. They come to a right turn off exit and there is a long merge lane to safely merge and keeps traffic flowing. Instead they stop so they can merge immediately. Uggh
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
April 9th, 2017 at 7:56:58 PM permalink
Fleastiff
Member since: Oct 27, 2012
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Some cities construct roads so that turn lanes must be used and there is a barrier to immediately entering or exiting main traffic.
April 10th, 2017 at 2:41:35 PM permalink
Nareed
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
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Why can't MS standardize it's shortcuts in all their Office programs with a Spanish interface?

In Word, the shortcut for "Find" is Alt-E-U. In Excel (and IE to boot) it's Alt-E-B.
If Trump where half as smart as he thinks he is, he'd be twice as smart as he really is.
September 6th, 2017 at 11:35:53 AM permalink
JimRockford
Member since: Sep 18, 2015
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Why do so many people, especially sports writers, think that arguing a point and arguing against a point are the same thing? For example I just read the following in a sports column :
"No one would argue that NFL football poses serious mental and physical challenges for its players."
The writer of course meant the opposite.
September 6th, 2017 at 1:48:48 PM permalink
Evenbob
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
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My new debit card has a chip so
it can be inserted and not swiped.
Some places insist you insert it and
it takes twice as long to process a
checkout then the swiping did. Whose
bright fricking idea was this..
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
September 6th, 2017 at 1:54:27 PM permalink
Fleastiff
Member since: Oct 27, 2012
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Yeah, the chip thing was a real time waster and the computer knows you have a chip and will insist that you use it. Supermarkets hate those chip cards but got them forced upon them involuntarily just after buying alot of non-chip terminals.
September 6th, 2017 at 1:56:47 PM permalink
Evenbob
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
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Quote: Fleastiff
Yeah, the chip thing was a real time waster and the computer knows you have a chip and will insist that you use it. Supermarkets hate those chip cards but got them forced upon them involuntarily just after buying alot of non-chip terminals.


Plus, you can't see where the stupid
card insert is and have to bend over
and look for it. Yet another technology
step backwards.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
September 6th, 2017 at 2:16:34 PM permalink
DRich
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
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Posts: 749
Quote: terapined
Being in a fastfood line 3 deep. Front person is ordering. Middle person is hopefully deciding just as i am. Middle person gets to counter and for the 1st time looks above to the menu and hesitates because have not made up mind yet.



I was at the horse races in Del Mar this weekend and every line I chose to make a bet was like this. It's almost like they hadn't even looked at the program until they got to the counter.
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