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#448262 - 09/26/13 01:20 AM Pet Peeves
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Registered: 08/09/12
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Loc: New England
Aging Rock Stars. Cases in point: Mick Jagger Face looks like a roadmap. Besides, if you can't get no satisfaction by age 70, you should hang it up. Cher At 67 she's had so much plastic surgery that she's not sure which parts are real anymore. Iggy Pop Can you believe he's only 66?

Gay Conspiracy Theories. Cases in point: Spongbob Squarepants is gay; Bert & Ernie of the Muppets are gay; Albus Dumbledore of the Harry Potter series is gay; Tinky Winky of the Teletubbies is gay; The Trix rabbit is gay, and on and on.....

Your turn. Add anthing to the thread that annoys you.
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#448272 - 09/26/13 03:39 AM Re: Pet Peeves [Re: Jude]
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working with all these reunion tours coming through town time after time and watching these guys get older and older, i really don't know what to say about it.

when i finally get to meet some of these heroes of mine, they don't look anything like the pictures. in many cases they look worse. like shrunken monkeys with shriveled heads. while others look like bloated baked potatoes. some look like they have stretched skin over skeleton. some resemble animated corpses and behave like zombies.
am i being unkind? it happens to all of us (except the plastic surgery and drug damage of course).
aging is inevitable.

however, to be honest, i have encountered, amongst entertainers, an elite few that actually look vibrant, healthy, youthful, and carry themselves appropriately into their twilight years while still maintaining a career in the public eye.
one can evolve as one changes.
one need not be a parody of one's previous persona.

many times i am glad i never became famous (not for lack of trying) because now i can grow old and ugly anonymously, in privacy and obscurity, with dignity.


Live fast, die young and have a good-looking corpse!
-Nick Romano (played by John Derek) in the film "Knock On Any Door" based on the book of the same name written by Willard Motley.

"Now he's too old to Rock'n'Roll but he's too young to die."
-Jethro Tull


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFYWy-Pwymc

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#448316 - 09/26/13 12:06 PM Re: Pet Peeves [Re: Jude]
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Asinine Commercials

If you have an erection lasting longer than four hours call your doctor

The last time I called my doctor I got a recorded message telling me if this was an emergency call 9-1-1. An erection is not an emergency for me. A miracle maybe, but definitely not an emergency. And besides, if I do, by some freak of nature, get through and actually speak to my doctor, what could he possibly say: I'm real busy right now, beat it; take two aspirins and a cold shower and call me in the morning.

Try our new and improved XXXXXX medicine. Completely safe and just right for you

But, be sure to read the warning label. "May cause headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, swelling of joints, painful urination, night sweats, runny stools, insomnia, depression, anxiety, thoughts of suicide. Some cases of hospitalization or death have been reported."
Wow!, I can't wait to try that. I think that's exactly what I need.

Payday Loans

The answer to all your financial worries. No need to worry about where most of your money will be going as you repay the loan for the next few years


Cell Phone Calls in Lines at the Post Office

It's always comforting to know the guy in line in front of me with the catchy Star Wars ringtone will be able to pick up a pizza before he gets back home in a few minutes. I really was just trying to mail a package, but being aware of your lunch plans is a plus.
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#448368 - 09/26/13 11:10 PM Re: Pet Peeves [Re: Jude]
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pet peeves: petty thieves
pencils, pens, cigarettes, lighters, coins, bills, jewelry, t-shirts, lps, cds, cellphones, sunglasses, silverware, little things that disappear.

pet peeve: commuting.

tailgaters on my rear bumper.
frequent lane changers.
rare and expensive parking spots.
bicyclists on the sidewalk.
stand still traffic jams.
standing room only subways.
crowded cattle car bus rides.
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#448509 - 09/28/13 12:51 AM Re: Pet Peeves [Re: Jude]
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People who use a calculator to figure out the tip at a restuarant.
Sentences that begin with the words "I'm like...."
Sentences that end with the words "Ya know?"
People turn, but then forget to turn off their directional
Clothes that are way too tight/short causing body parts that ought not to be exposed, to be exposed.
Women who fart.
Getting stuck behind the school bus, or garbage truck in a no passing zone.
People who use self checkout lanes but don't know how to use them and slow us all down.
People who give their kids weird names like Mountain, or California.
People who say the word "dude".
People who dress their pets.
Skinny jeans on men.
People who call you "bro"
Guys with baggy pants hangin way below their ass, so their underwear shows.
People who whistle in the men's room.
Car names that are not even real words.
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"But now old friends are acting strange,
they shake their heads, they say I've changed.
Something's lost but something's gained in living every day
....it's life's illusions I recall, I really don't know life at all. "
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#448581 - 09/28/13 12:46 PM Re: Pet Peeves [Re: Jude]
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I haven't been able to get those self check out lanes to work either... I'm sure it's because the computer was broken... yeh... blush


1. People that throw their trash or cigarettes on the ground (esp when there are garbage cans nearby)
2. People that feel the need to make calls whilst driving. Even worse, people that check whatsapp, fb etc during driving!
3. People that feel they have to get drunk every weekend (if you don't you're considered boring)
4. Tv adds that tell you things like 'a headache isn't the flu'.
5. Those reallife shows where all they do is yell, fight and backstab.
6. A musicsender that shows those dumb reallife soaps but no music
7. Managers that have never done your job treat you like you're in elementary school (for example, make a schedule every day of where you're supposed to sit)
8. People that feel the need to cheat in a game by spending 1000's of dollars or an illegal cheat.
9. Bimbo musicstars with their nothing saying songs with autotune
9. Guys that wear scarfs as an accesory or skinny jeans
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#448616 - 09/28/13 05:40 PM Re: Pet Peeves [Re: Jude]
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#448641 - 09/28/13 10:52 PM Re: Pet Peeves [Re: Jude]
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Rap songs where you can't understand the words.
Rap songs where you CAN understand the words.
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"But now old friends are acting strange,
they shake their heads, they say I've changed.
Something's lost but something's gained in living every day
....it's life's illusions I recall, I really don't know life at all. "
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#448835 - 09/30/13 09:27 PM Re: Pet Peeves [Re: Jude]
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rap.
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#448844 - 09/30/13 11:44 PM Re: Pet Peeves [Re: victor-victim]
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People with rap sheets.
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#448964 - 10/02/13 07:34 AM Re: Pet Peeves [Re: Jude]
Jude Offline


Registered: 08/09/12
Posts: 1478
Loc: New England
Pornstars (showoffs!)
Gymrats (showoffs!)
Beer commercials (drinking beer never got ME all those sexy women!)
Politicians (showoffs!)
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"But now old friends are acting strange,
they shake their heads, they say I've changed.
Something's lost but something's gained in living every day
....it's life's illusions I recall, I really don't know life at all. "
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#449014 - 10/02/13 06:27 PM Re: Pet Peeves [Re: Jude]
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Registered: 01/03/13
Posts: 106
Loc: Ontario
1. Men who wear scarves. Josh Gates, I love ya, but lose the scarf!
2. People who always have ear buds in. Honestly!
3. Texting & driving.
4. Narcissists. You know who you are. You LOVE you.
5. When my Mom asks me stupid questions... You have a computer - that's what Google is for!
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#449043 - 10/03/13 05:06 AM Re: Pet Peeves [Re: Jude]
Jude Offline


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Loc: New England
Chewing gum in urinals
Elderly women with too much makeup and jewelry
Neighbors who talk you to death
Fish tanks that turn green
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they shake their heads, they say I've changed.
Something's lost but something's gained in living every day
....it's life's illusions I recall, I really don't know life at all. "
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#449046 - 10/03/13 07:41 AM Re: Pet Peeves [Re: Jude]
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"ankle biter" little dogs
dogs that roam at night in packs
dog pooh in my shoe tread
tipped over garbage cans, strewn bags everywhere
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#449085 - 10/03/13 10:07 PM Re: Pet Peeves [Re: SamV]
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#449108 - 10/04/13 12:06 AM Re: Pet Peeves [Re: Jude]
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Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 269
Loc: Winnipeg, Manitoba,Canada
when a person calls you " useless, or helpless" and they
assume it is alllll forgotten w/o giving an apology.

-a meaningless brother of mine

cheers
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#449227 - 10/04/13 11:44 PM Re: Pet Peeves [Re: Jude]
Jude Offline


Registered: 08/09/12
Posts: 1478
Loc: New England
Mothers who slap their children to keep them quiet in public.
Fat French-Canadians who wear thong bathing suits to the beach
Commercials for automobiles
Going to a nude beach and finding no women there
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"But now old friends are acting strange,
they shake their heads, they say I've changed.
Something's lost but something's gained in living every day
....it's life's illusions I recall, I really don't know life at all. "
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#449444 - 10/07/13 06:39 PM Re: Pet Peeves [Re: Jude]
Sterling Offline


Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 269
Loc: Winnipeg, Manitoba,Canada
I like what you wrote Jude.

And thanks for the link to the Great song by Joan Jett!

..yea we Canadians are a little chunky. :):)

Goran

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#449492 - 10/08/13 06:01 AM Re: Pet Peeves [Re: Jude]
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Registered: 12/09/12
Posts: 8
Loc: 6408′N 2156′W
-People who bite their nails.
-People who chew with their mouth open
-People who snore
-People who dont clear their noses when the nose is wistling
-People who breathe loudly
-Clicking sound of saliva when people talk
-Americans who wont admit they are Americans and instead name all the ethnic groups in their linage ( I am 1/5 spanish, 1/5 german etc.)
-Fake tan
-Kissing sound and a saliva string between a couple
-Women who call you hun,sweetie, darling, etc.
-hugging
-People who fart near me
-People that say "Greenland is ice, Iceland is green"
-Chewing gum
-Fat women who say they are curvy
-Fat men who think they can afford to be picky about womens appearence and have unrealistic standards
-Gangster "thug" speech
-Gay people that advertise their sexual preference.. nobody cares! if you want people to treat you equally stop pretending that being gay is special, its not
-People that suck each others faces in public places like at a line in a store, at the bus etc and then claim you are a prude for finding it disgusting
-Children and everything they do
-People who think love and family is the key to a happy life
-People who cry out for help before trying to solve the problem themselves
-English speakers that correct spelling errors of non native speakers when they themselves only speak 1 language
-British accent
-Anime
-Vampire related books or movies
-Fangirls
-The japanese word "Kawaii" and idiots that use it (except fluent japanese speakers)
-Facebook and Twitter
-Feminists
-9.ll and Americans who refuse to let the world forget it, wake up people! large scale terrorism happens all over the world every year.
-Romantic Comedies
-Women who moan like tortured piglets during sex or in porn.
-The Sea Shepherd
-Green Peace
-Vegans


There is probably more to add.

Annoyance is my strongest emotion.

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#449511 - 10/08/13 09:53 AM Re: Pet Peeves [Re: Jude]
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watashi no musume ga totemo kawaii desu.

watashi wa kawaiku de arimasen, keredomo ki ni shinai.
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#449531 - 10/08/13 12:01 PM Re: Pet Peeves [Re: Jude]
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@Goran, yeah that is my pet peeve, folks that chronically assume that offenses are simply overlooked. They are shallow and without a conscience. Still, we are the example in taking the high road. Stooping to their level is not a good thing, we could never be that callous. wink

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#449554 - 10/08/13 03:18 PM Re: Pet Peeves [Re: SamV]
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Long and provocative TV commercials for new drugs. You know they had to pay their lawyers a lot. They always couch their arguments by saying 'Tell your doctor if...' They drop the sound level at the end and make the statement: 'May cause side effects such as drowsiness, depression, mental degradation, ... death.

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#449555 - 10/08/13 03:28 PM Re: Pet Peeves [Re: Jude]
Jude Offline


Registered: 08/09/12
Posts: 1478
Loc: New England
YES!! Those Viagra commercials that say "..if you have an erection lasting longer than 4 hours, seek medical help immediately" RIGHT! Hey, if I had a four hour erection wouldn't go to the doctor, I'd throw a party!
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"But now old friends are acting strange,
they shake their heads, they say I've changed.
Something's lost but something's gained in living every day
....it's life's illusions I recall, I really don't know life at all. "
Joni Mitchell

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#449882 - 10/11/13 11:03 PM Re: Pet Peeves [Re: Jude]
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Loc: New England
And while I'm on the subject....those damn Cialis commercials with the 2 bathtubs, and those phoney middleaged couples smiling at each other as if to say "I can't wait to get you in the sack"

"When the time is right, will you be ready?" Who are they kidding? The time hasn't been right for years!
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"But now old friends are acting strange,
they shake their heads, they say I've changed.
Something's lost but something's gained in living every day
....it's life's illusions I recall, I really don't know life at all. "
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#450596 - 10/18/13 10:57 PM Re: Pet Peeves [Re: Jude]
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Ok, this is my first contrib to this thread, which is amazing, because I have a fuck-ton of pet peeves. One of my biggest, people who constantly tap their brakes on the Interstate when there is NO REASON TO!!!!! We're doing 70mph and there is no traffic. GET OFF YOUR BRAKES, ASSHOLE!!!!! mad

Another, people I refer to a "merging Nazis". You need to change lanes for one reason or another. You have enough space to merge. You put your turn signal on, and the driver in the next lane over, who is behind you and was previously going the same speed, SPEEDS UP AND QUICKLY CLOSES THE GAP SO YOU CAN'T MERGE IN FRONT OF HIM! FUCK THAT GUY!!!! mad

Another, tailgaters when you're already speeding. You're already doing 55 in a 45 and some motherfucker is riding your back bumper like you're some 97 year old woman doing 30 in a 55. FUCK THAT GUY!!!! mad I don't normally wish bad things on other people but when someone does that shit and they finally pass me, I hope with everything in me that I see them pulled over two miles down the road and the price of the resulting speeding ticket leaves them homeless and pennyless.

Even worse are the idiots who will ride your bumper when it is pouring down rain, you can't see, the road has half an inch of standing water on it, and you are at least doing the speed limit when you probably should be going slower than that. FUCK-THAT-GUY!!!! mad mad mad mad

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#450610 - 10/19/13 05:20 AM Re: Pet Peeves [Re: BraveFalcon]
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agreed, bravefalcon.

those people are more than annoying.
they are threatening.

they are more than a hazard.
they are a menace.



Edited by victor-victim (10/21/13 05:34 PM)
Edit Reason: added pic
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#450687 - 10/19/13 11:03 PM Re: Pet Peeves [Re: Jude]
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Oh man, DRIVING! Thats a whole new world of peeves.

Getting stuck behind a logging truck that won't pull over.
Getting stuck behind a farmer on his tractor that won't pull over.
Getting stuck behind a tourist that won't pull over.
Getting stuck behind an elderly person going 30 in a 50 zone, in a no passing zone.
Getting passed by a teenager, going 50 in a 30 zone, in a no-passing zone.
Cars that get in the turning lane, but then try to go straight.
Cars that get in the straight lane, but then try to turn.
Cars that blow their horns at you the split-second that the light turns green because you are holding them up.
Cars that go 75mph in freezing rain and snow.
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"But now old friends are acting strange,
they shake their heads, they say I've changed.
Something's lost but something's gained in living every day
....it's life's illusions I recall, I really don't know life at all. "
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#450849 - 10/21/13 05:32 PM Re: Pet Peeves [Re: Jude]
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http://www.thepunch.com.au/images/uploads/Road-rage.gif


the joshua tree.
a small sign of life in the wilderness.
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#451232 - 10/24/13 11:34 PM Re: Pet Peeves [Re: Jude]
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Posts: 1478
Loc: New England
WOMEN......
.....who wear jeans so tight they might as well be naked
.....who go braless
.....who wear really short skirts
.....who wear low cut tops and lean over frequently
.....who don't shave their bikini lines
.....who don't shave their legs or armpits
.....who call their boobs their "girls"
.....who talk about their periods in public
.....who stare at men's crotches
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"But now old friends are acting strange,
they shake their heads, they say I've changed.
Something's lost but something's gained in living every day
....it's life's illusions I recall, I really don't know life at all. "
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#451263 - 10/25/13 11:37 AM Re: Pet Peeves [Re: Jude]
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- forced laughter (if it's not funny don't laugh??)
- rude customers
- uppity white guys anywhere

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#451314 - 10/26/13 01:44 AM Re: Pet Peeves [Re: Jude]
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Posts: 1478
Loc: New England
More Aging Rock stars..

Deborah Harry-Blondie

Kieth Richards-The Rolling Stones

Ozzie Osbourne

Neil Young

Grace Slick

Elton John
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"But now old friends are acting strange,
they shake their heads, they say I've changed.
Something's lost but something's gained in living every day
....it's life's illusions I recall, I really don't know life at all. "
Joni Mitchell

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#451326 - 10/26/13 09:52 AM Re: Pet Peeves [Re: unlucky skin]
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Originally Posted By: unlucky skin

- rude customers


I worked in food service, (mostly pizza delivery), for about 13 years, so I know all about this. There is no limit to the level of nastiness people will show a delivery person or a waiter when things with their order don't go just perfectly. As if they never make mistakes and/or things always go smoothly at their job.

When dealing with such people, there are always two thoughts in your head. One, your brain coming up with the words that you need to tell them and sound professional. Two, your brain thinking up what you want to say to them.

The last delivery job I had was at a wing and burger place near where I live. One of my favorite such experiences there was a delivery to a customer at an office building who I had to call with my cell phone because the place was hard to find. At this point, it had been 45 minutes since she placed her order and, according to her, she had been quoted a 30 minute delivery time. That wasn't my fault though. We had just gotten busier than expected. When I spoke to her, she bitched me out on the phone about the amount of time it was taking and said, "If my fries are not hot, we are going to have SERIOUS PROBLEMS!!!!"

Yeah, "serious problems."

What I told her, "I'm sorry ma'am. I'm almost there. If your fries are not hot enough for you, we can either send you out a free order or give you a credit for the next time you order"

What I wanted to tell her, "I'm sorry ma'am. Your fries not being as hot as you'd like them is not a 'serious problem'. Having a doctor tell you, 'your child has cancer', is a serious problem. Having a man in a black robe tell you, 'I sentence you to ten years in federal prison', is a serious problem. Living in a third world country and not having any food to eat in the first place is a serious problem. If you think your lukewarm fries are a "serious problem", you should pretty much take them and shove them up your ass, you obnoxious STUPID FUCKING COW!!!!!"

I think we wound up giving the bitch some free french fries and no, she didn't tip me. Peace,

Ken


Edited by BraveFalcon (10/26/13 09:54 AM)

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#451344 - 10/26/13 01:35 PM Re: Pet Peeves [Re: BraveFalcon]
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Posts: 7
Originally Posted By: BraveFalcon
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I'm always amazed when I hear stories about that level of melodrama regarding food. Even though I've seen and experienced it, it's almost surreal how ugly people become. I've primarily worked food service since high school, I have dozens of really hilarious stories about the people who turn in to shitty, terrible monsters when it comes to their caloric intake.

But it's not even the huge outbursts that get to me. Those can be funny due to how absolutely ridiculous they are. The more subtle dicks, especially the regulars of which there are a few at my current place, who just want to take the shit out of you because the service you offer isn't worthy enough of any respect, are what really get to me haha.

Because I have to work five days a week and I know it's likely I'm going to run in to this one specific old fart who nitpicks anything he sees me or one of the waitresses do, and we don't have any way to tell him to suck it because he's a paying customer. One of the girls came in the back once crying because of some really rude shit he said to her, we were really busy and she kept forgetting to bring some coffee to his table while she was rushing around doing a dozen other things. He got up while she was taking someone else's order and interrupted her to berate her and call her something like a fat, dumb bitch. What's worse was our manager came out and apologized to him and comped his coffee so you know he thought he was right in upsetting the waitress that badly.

Same guy has also wandered back in to the kitchen area to tell cooks to hurry up, which was way beyond my comprehension. He just has this need to intimidate and harass everyone at his "favorite restaurant", but at least he tips I guess.

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#452118 - 10/31/13 11:48 PM Re: Pet Peeves [Re: Jude]
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Posts: 1478
Loc: New England
Body Piercings, especially....down there!
Facial Piercings
Tattoos on wrinkled skin
Men's beards with food in them
Ear hair in men
Nose hair in men
Facial hair on women
Shaved pubic hair, either gender
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they shake their heads, they say I've changed.
Something's lost but something's gained in living every day
....it's life's illusions I recall, I really don't know life at all. "
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#452191 - 11/02/13 12:17 AM Re: Pet Peeves [Re: Jude]
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Registered: 10/28/13
Posts: 45
I find it extremely difficult to believe there are actually people who get into the shower and THEN turn on the water.

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#452196 - 11/02/13 01:11 AM Re: Pet Peeves [Re: BraveFalcon]
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Originally Posted By: BraveFalcon
Originally Posted By: unlucky skin

- rude customers


I worked in food service, (mostly pizza delivery), for about 13 years, so I know all about this. There is no limit to the level of nastiness people will show a delivery person or a waiter when things with their order don't go just perfectly. As if they never make mistakes and/or things always go smoothly at their job.

When dealing with such people, there are always two thoughts in your head. One, your brain coming up with the words that you need to tell them and sound professional. Two, your brain thinking up what you want to say to them.

The last delivery job I had was at a wing and burger place near where I live. One of my favorite such experiences there was a delivery to a customer at an office building who I had to call with my cell phone because the place was hard to find. At this point, it had been 45 minutes since she placed her order and, according to her, she had been quoted a 30 minute delivery time. That wasn't my fault though. We had just gotten busier than expected. When I spoke to her, she bitched me out on the phone about the amount of time it was taking and said, "If my fries are not hot, we are going to have SERIOUS PROBLEMS!!!!"

Yeah, "serious problems."

What I told her, "I'm sorry ma'am. I'm almost there. If your fries are not hot enough for you, we can either send you out a free order or give you a credit for the next time you order"

What I wanted to tell her, "I'm sorry ma'am. Your fries not being as hot as you'd like them is not a 'serious problem'. Having a doctor tell you, 'your child has cancer', is a serious problem. Having a man in a black robe tell you, 'I sentence you to ten years in federal prison', is a serious problem. Living in a third world country and not having any food to eat in the first place is a serious problem. If you think your lukewarm fries are a "serious problem", you should pretty much take them and shove them up your ass, you obnoxious STUPID FUCKING COW!!!!!"

I think we wound up giving the bitch some free french fries and no, she didn't tip me. Peace,

Ken


She needed to be fried.

Puffer

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#452197 - 11/02/13 01:24 AM Re: Pet Peeves [Re: pufferfish]
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When I was a little boy and we lived in the suburbs of Washington D.C., there was a store up the street that was the scene of many heartaches. The owner/manager of the store was cruel. He happened to be an old man. He sold food as would the many stores today which sell gas and food and gift items.

I was sent to that store many times to pick up an item or two needed at home. I guess I was too sensitive. On one occasion I was sent to get a bottle of ketchup. The cruel manager teased me as to whether I needed "ketchup" or "catsup" and he had some other name for it.

On another occasion I went to get a carton of 6 carbonated beverages. Lots of cartons were stacked like a pyramid one on top of another to reach a height as tall as I was. To try to extract a single carton of 6 was a challenge. I had to reach up to the top of the pyramid to get one. In doing so the carton tipped and several bottles tumbled to the floor. At least one of these bottles shattered explosively, spewing up coke or whatever it was and also bouncing shattered glass fragments over my legs (I was wearing short pants). One of the shards gouged out a bloody wound from my leg. I was in a panic because of the wound and because of having made such a mess. The cruel man responded in anger, cussing me out royally. I duly retreated out the door with my tail between my legs.

The following is sad and I don't recommend people read it.

Another "pet" peeve had to do with going with mom to some store. Maybe it was the same one. I was 13. I was in the passenger side of the car. It was the green Buick my father bought with money I believe he received when he sold my "services" to the government for me to be experimented on. Our beloved dog Penny wanted to come and ran along after the car. When we made a left turn into the opposing lane, Penny ran in front of another car and was killed. It was across the street from that horrible store. I didn't need another trauma. Later I had to get my little wagon and go up to where Penny lay in a pool of blood. I had to pick up Penny and put her in my wagon. Tears. cry

Puffer



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