Innocuous things that make you irrationally angry (a list thread)

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VegemiteGrrrl, Thursday, 30 September 2010 22:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

People who say 'bless you' when you sneeze. I might be sneezing three times in a row, you gonna do this every time? You want me to say thankyou every time? LET ME SNEEZE IN PEACE.

ledge, Friday, 1 October 2010 08:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

I rode the train yesterday with a couple, of which the man kept pressing his sweaty back against the upright pole I was holding onto

this is my all-time number one subway pet peeve. like it makes my blood boil when ppl lean against poles on crowded trains, preventing anyone else from hanging onto them

william buttinski's 'the disintegration snoops' (donna rouge), Friday, 1 October 2010 08:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

small, wheeled suitcases in busy areas

joe, Friday, 1 October 2010 09:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

99. Opening goods in the supermarket & eating/drinking them before you've paid for them (and then handing the opened package to the cashier at the checkout). The only exception I will allow is maybe, *maybe* if you have small children/toddlers with you. But if you're a grown person, surely you can wait til you've paid for the damn thing. It's called impulse control.

^^^this. also i wonder whether the people who do this actually have the money to pay for the items they're consuming. what if they get up to the register and realize they have no cash, and their cards are maxed out, and the store doesn't take checks?

808s and Hatebeak (get bent), Friday, 1 October 2010 09:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

i wanna say "extroverts" are innocuous things that make me irrationally angry but honestly some extroverts really are disgusting savages.

808s and Hatebeak (get bent), Friday, 1 October 2010 09:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

I was momentarily irrationally angry this morning at

127. Too much foam in my latte

Then, thanks to this thread, I caught myself being angry at something innocuous and decided not to sweat it.

ILX: Self improvement - one thread at a time.

meta the devil you know (onimo), Friday, 1 October 2010 09:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

when people say "zero" (as in: "this energy drink has zero sugar") instead of "no." zero is a number; you wouldn't say "this energy drink has two sugar").

808s and Hatebeak (get bent), Friday, 1 October 2010 09:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

Small factual errors tend to attract my attention.

E.g. : not angry, more like "tss, typical clueless media people acting all informative but not having a clue what they're talking about" :

National Geographic, series called Megafactories, during the episode on the construction of the Winnebago (yeah, I watch all kinds of shit) :
"(name) is a heat duct specialist. To guide her work, she uses an advanced computer coding and stamping system called Citrix."

Nerd LOLz - documentary makers saw "Citrix" on her screen, so that must be how she controls that tube cutting laser robot thingy, right?
(FYI, Citrix is a desktop virtualisation tool - it only means that what she's doing is running on a server and not on her local computer)

StanM, Friday, 1 October 2010 10:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

that's VERY poor writing..!

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Friday, 1 October 2010 10:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

i.e. scriptwriting i.e. research. eek

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Friday, 1 October 2010 10:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

Petty details, sometimes. (inca/peru documentary on Discovery or something, talking about the flu and other diseases the Spanish brought over in the 16th century) "The chachapoya were decimated by 90%"

Guaranteed to make me go "Wait a minute! Doesn't decimation mean that 10% died?"

StanM, Friday, 1 October 2010 10:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

BTW: It used to, and technically, that's where it comes from, historically, but it's now used for all kinds of "the death of a large part of a population" so that's not actually wrong, just me being anal.

StanM, Friday, 1 October 2010 10:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

"decimate" is the new "penultimate."

808s and Hatebeak (get bent), Friday, 1 October 2010 10:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

stifling lols at the citrix thing here.

kkvgz, Friday, 1 October 2010 10:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

ledge, Friday, 1 October 2010 11:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah the Citrix thing made me cack myself, Citrix is a POS.

cathedral-sized jellyfish in your mind (Trayce), Friday, 1 October 2010 11:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

Pseudo Operating System?

meta the devil you know (onimo), Friday, 1 October 2010 12:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

128. People who say "God Bless", how do you know I don't worship the sun. fuck you.

officer i didn't know it was a penguin (San Te), Friday, 1 October 2010 12:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

How do you know God doesn't?

Mark G, Friday, 1 October 2010 12:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

I dunno, for God to create something, then immediately worship it right after, I guess that would mean God=Prince.

officer i didn't know it was a penguin (San Te), Friday, 1 October 2010 12:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

God could probably bless you even without your consent

peter in montreal, Friday, 1 October 2010 12:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

I have Citrix, where's MY laser????

I've got ten bucks. SURPRISE ME. (Laurel), Friday, 1 October 2010 13:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

"decimate" is the new "penultimate."

― 808s and Hatebeak (get bent)

But wait, penultimate still means penultimate, right? Because the expanded meaning of decimate is becoming standard useage, but I would murder anyone who uses penultimate to mean anything other than second-to-last.

(Also, I think the above may be my favourite username ever.)

emil.y, Friday, 1 October 2010 13:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

I have Citrix too, for GoToMeeting.

he's always been a bit of an anti-climb Max (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 1 October 2010 13:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

People who say 'bless you' when you sneeze. I might be sneezing three times in a row, you gonna do this every time? You want me to say thankyou every time? LET ME SNEEZE IN PEACE.

― ledge, Friday, 1 October 2010 09:19 (5 hours ago) Bookmark

Yes this! Thank god someone agrees with me. I started a thread about this a few years back and most people leapt on me for being a D.S. and about it being good manners to say bless you.

village idiot (dog latin), Friday, 1 October 2010 13:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

"Bless you" is nice

Tom A. (Tom B.) (Tom C.) (Tom D.), Friday, 1 October 2010 13:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

I've known more than a few people who have used "penultimate" to mean "really really ultimate"

officer i didn't know it was a penguin (San Te), Friday, 1 October 2010 13:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

"Bless you" is annoying. I really don't need people commenting on and drawing attention to the fact that I've just tchacked a bunch of snot into my hand. Seriously, fuck off.

village idiot (dog latin), Friday, 1 October 2010 14:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

wow

he's always been a bit of an anti-climb Max (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 1 October 2010 14:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

A very religious woman i worked with complained to management about someone saying "bless you" after someone sneezed and "aww bless" to something nice or cute, saying it wasn't right to keep saying it?
Stupid woman!

not_goodwin, Friday, 1 October 2010 14:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

I sneeze all the time, like it is my job, and I've trained my coworkers to hold off on all the blessing until the series is complete. I'd prefer if it didn't happen at all but what are you gonna do?

kate78, Friday, 1 October 2010 14:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

Co-worker just sneezed and I didn't say "bless you", thanks for alerting me to how angry that makes people.

he's always been a bit of an anti-climb Max (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 1 October 2010 14:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

waiting for someone to post, "i just sneezed and no one wished me blessings or health! how rude!"

kate78, Friday, 1 October 2010 14:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

xposts complaining about it for religious reasons is kind of ridic tbf, but it is a ridiculous and antiquated custom that people use and think is somehow polite. The simple truth is that we no longer have rat plagues killing people off one by one and it's therefore defunct. Is it polite to go "Phwoar! I hope you don't have bum cancer!" if you hear someone fart?

village idiot (dog latin), Friday, 1 October 2010 14:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

I hope so, as I do it all the time.

he's always been a bit of an anti-climb Max (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 1 October 2010 14:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

Phwoar! I hope you don't have bum cancer!" if you hear someone fart?

I might have to start saying this :)

not_goodwin, Friday, 1 October 2010 14:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

I feel cheated if I sneeze and no-one says "Bless you". Bereft even.

Tom A. (Tom B.) (Tom C.) (Tom D.), Friday, 1 October 2010 14:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

Double bagging at the supermarket.

paulhw, Friday, 1 October 2010 14:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

Phwoar!

kate78, Friday, 1 October 2010 14:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

129. Employees who comment at my purchase at the supermarket by saying things like "you don't cook, do you" when I buy 20 tv dinners, or "I guess you don't feel very perky" when I buy Pepto Bismol (both of which have happened). This is why I hesitate to buy condoms in stores!

officer i didn't know it was a penguin (San Te), Friday, 1 October 2010 14:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

citrix suck fyi btw ty

i dont love everything, i love football (darraghmac), Friday, 1 October 2010 15:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

What's wrong with double bagging? Some of us walk several blocks to the grocery store and you definitely don't want bag failure on the trip back.

Jeff, Friday, 1 October 2010 15:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

Spesh with them rubbish Tesco bags.

I put one sliced loaf in and it did split.

Mark G, Friday, 1 October 2010 15:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

Tesco bags are SHIT aren't they? I guess they're made like that on purpose.

village idiot (dog latin), Friday, 1 October 2010 15:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

Thing about sneezing is I usually do it because of photosensitivity, which means like 4-5 big ass sneezes when I leave a building until my eyes adjust to the sun or whatever. I mean I already feel like a jerk sneezing so much but it makes it worse to get 5 'bless you's in succession.

Randolph Carter (Viceroy), Friday, 1 October 2010 15:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

I habitually say 'bless you'...sorry ILX. (Don't know why, not relig at all). However I draw the line at multiples. You'll get maybe 2 'bless you's maximum, and not if they immediately follow each other. Allergies/sneezing attacks, you're doomed, no amount of blessing can save you.

VegemiteGrrrl, Friday, 1 October 2010 16:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

jeez it's pretty obvious when someone's on a run of sneezes just wait til it's done and bless em once ffs

i dont love everything, i love football (darraghmac), Friday, 1 October 2010 16:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

makin me so irrationally angry up in this

i dont love everything, i love football (darraghmac), Friday, 1 October 2010 16:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

do you have to indicate via a formal statement that it was an all-encompassing bless?

officer i didn't know it was a penguin (San Te), Friday, 1 October 2010 16:06 (3 years ago) Permalink


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