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

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I'm sure this will be another one that straddles the "innocuous" line for some of us, but after my last two morning commutes - I need to add commuters who sprawl out with their daily newspapers on a packed train.

he's always been a bit of an anti-climb Max (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 13:51 (4 years ago) Permalink

That's just plain rude. Non-folders are straight-up assholes & deserve our wrath

That is the stench of tyranny (VegemiteGrrrl), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 13:53 (4 years ago) Permalink

Yeah I'm with you on that one.

a fucking stove just fell on my foot. (Colonel Poo), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 13:54 (4 years ago) Permalink

This is probably the most innocuous thing on the whole thread, and I really don't know why it annoys me: when you're on a bus, and someone rings the bell for the next stop *milliseconds* after it pulls away from the current stop. Just let us believe, just for a moment, that we might move more than 500 yards without stopping AGAIN?

I do this, I like to give the driver plenty of warning. And what annoys me is when someone pulls the cord after I have already signaled for a stop. Then they continue to tug on it because they think it's not working. I ALREADY DID IT BRO, RELAX.

Jeff, Wednesday, 20 October 2010 13:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

people who press the buttons at pedestrian crossings when there are 50 people already there waiting.

cant believe you sb'd me for that (darraghmac), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

Haha, that one cracks me up actually, like we were all sitting there watching this latecomer thinking, "gee, why didn't WE think of THAT!".

Picker of Shelves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

Grown women who speak with a fake little girl voice.

romoing my damn eyes (Nicole), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

Jackson 5's "I'll Be There" has Bern stuck in my head for a couple of days now, and I love the song to death but the subtle wrongness of some of the lyrics is now driving me batshit. They're the only lines stuck in my head now.
"You and I must make a *pack*" - pact! Pact! please say the t at the end, please!
"...she better be good to you / Cause if she *doesn't*, I'll be there"
Isn't! Isn't! GodDAMMIT, isn't!
"look over your shoulders honey!"
Agghhhh Michael you're killing me!

That is the stench of tyranny (VegemiteGrrrl), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

been, not Bern. Ty predictive text

That is the stench of tyranny (VegemiteGrrrl), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

xxxpost

I am guilty of this, but that's because quite often, no-one DID think of pressing the button, I guess assuming someone else did.

a fucking stove just fell on my foot. (Colonel Poo), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:03 (4 years ago) Permalink

Littering. And as a smoker I do this myself, to the extent that I throw cigarette butts onto the sidewalk very occasionally, but with typical "mote in thine eye" nonchalance I'm infuriated by people who can hang out in a public place, crumple something up in their hands or suck the last drops of soda out of a take-out cup, and then just casually drop the remains. Onto a subway track, into the street, right next to you on the sidewalk...it's such a small thing and yet it makes me see red immediately.

I've got ten bucks. SURPRISE ME. (Laurel), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

maybe they only do it 'very occasionally' though? /just sayin

cant believe you sb'd me for that (darraghmac), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

Ouch.

I've got ten bucks. SURPRISE ME. (Laurel), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

:)

cant believe you sb'd me for that (darraghmac), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:07 (4 years ago) Permalink

people who press the buttons at pedestrian crossings when there are 50 people already there waiting.

― cant believe you sb'd me for that (darraghmac), Wednesday, October 20, 2010 9:00 AM Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Haha, that one cracks me up actually, like we were all sitting there watching this latecomer thinking, "gee, why didn't WE think of THAT!".

― Picker of Shelves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, October 20, 2010 9:01 AM Bookmark

You wouldn't believe how many clueless tourists and sidewalk badasses don't do this. They cross with the stoplight and not the pedestrian box.

I push it so the box says WALK and if I get hit by a car, I can sue them for a million bucks.

http://tinyurl.com/whitepony (Pleasant Plains), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:09 (4 years ago) Permalink

I don't know why the two acts seem so different: I do put out buts on the sidewalk if I smoke while walking, which is rare but happens. But if I finish some food or something, I'll carry the damn garbage in my purse all day instead of leaving it anywhere NOT a garbage can. Eh.

I've got ten bucks. SURPRISE ME. (Laurel), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:11 (4 years ago) Permalink

I don't believe that pedestrian boxes DO anything.

I've got ten bucks. SURPRISE ME. (Laurel), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:11 (4 years ago) Permalink

Also ppl who push the button a million times. It's timed, you idiot. Simmer down

That is the stench of tyranny (VegemiteGrrrl), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:11 (4 years ago) Permalink

should just mark it 'F5'

cant believe you sb'd me for that (darraghmac), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:12 (4 years ago) Permalink

I don't believe that pedestrian boxes DO anything.

This too, yeah. I've never seen them actually change the timing of a light.

Picker of Shelves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

There's one at a busy intersection on my route that won't change unless you press the button. And when it does, it goes back to flashing the Orange Hand after about two seconds.

http://tinyurl.com/whitepony (Pleasant Plains), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

I've seen it work for a lighted crosswalk that crossed a very busy street (ie not tied to an intersection, but a standalone pedestrian walkway)

But yeah for intersections it's just timed to go with the light, it never interrupts anything

That is the stench of tyranny (VegemiteGrrrl), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

Having to wait for ages to be served at the corner shop, especially if behind someone buying lottery tickets or kids dithering over which sweets to get, and I'm buying sensible things like onions or beer.

A brownish area with points (chap), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:20 (4 years ago) Permalink

People that order more than one coffee at a time when I am in line behind them.

Picker of Shelves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

people with 3 atm cards

cant believe you sb'd me for that (darraghmac), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:26 (4 years ago) Permalink

My biggest (undiagnosed) panic attacks occur at places like the library or electric company where there are three windows open for business, and instead of having the customers go through one line or take a number, you have to pick an individual window. So you do this quick call on the clerk in the window, the mental facilities of the customers in front of you. And you still get stuck in the wrong line.

This happens a lot at the self-serve kiosks at the grocery store. Since this "pick a line" system works well with shopping carts, it's applied to the four check-out kiosks as well, even though a single line would serve better than four rangy lines wandering all over the cramped area. I hate it, and it's irrational, but it's the one thing that really chews my guts.

http://tinyurl.com/whitepony (Pleasant Plains), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

People who spend a good minute standing in front of the ATM painstakingly reassembling the contents of their wallet after withdrawing money.

A brownish area with points (chap), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

OMG chap, I am with you on that one. Or people who decided to do all their banking via the atm....multiple deposits, etc. etc.

Also old farts who still can't figure out how to use an ATM.

thebingo2010 (chrisv2010), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:31 (4 years ago) Permalink

Along those lines are the people that have no clue how to use self-checkout registers. The flip side of that, of course, are those super sensitive self-checkouts that constantly freeze up with those "Unexpected item in baggage area" errors.

Picker of Shelves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

For my heart, I still go through the full-service lanes. It's the same price, they bag the groceries and I can spend my time with an unoffending issue of People.

http://tinyurl.com/whitepony (Pleasant Plains), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:35 (4 years ago) Permalink

they bag your groceries?

cant believe you sb'd me for that (darraghmac), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

Or people who decided to do all their banking via the atm....multiple deposits, etc. etc.

wait, I do this. I mean this is what ATMs are designed for.

peter in montreal, Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

also the pedestrian crossing thing upthread reminded me of people who push on the elevator button a bunch of times, presumably because they think this will make the elevator arrive more quickly

peter in montreal, Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

I do it because I hope it will wind somebody up.

Uncharted: Nick Drake's Fortune (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:41 (4 years ago) Permalink

it's a stress reliever

cant believe you sb'd me for that (darraghmac), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

Haha, that one cracks me up actually, like we were all sitting there watching this latecomer thinking, "gee, why didn't WE think of THAT!".

― Picker of Shelves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:01 (44 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Patron saint of seeing a queue outside a building/shop and goes up to the door and TRIES IT!

Mark G, Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

the first person to start their own queue on teh other side of the ATM/cashier/whatever

ok, that's not 'innocuous' at all tbf, but kill them kill them all

cant believe you sb'd me for that (darraghmac), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

Never assume that a queue is full of smart people who've tried the door, this is true.

Uncharted: Nick Drake's Fortune (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

people who check their receipts after each purchase and complain to holy hell if its off by 10 cents. HERES THE FUCKING DIME, NOW BEAT IT.

thebingo2010 (chrisv2010), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

IQ of a Q is highest IQ divided by no of feet kind of thing

cant believe you sb'd me for that (darraghmac), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:51 (4 years ago) Permalink

just generally people who don't understand how lines work. If there's multiple ATMs or whatever there should still just be one line and not an individual line for each ATM.

peter in montreal, Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:52 (4 years ago) Permalink

Seriously. And when I'm the only one waiting behind three people, and some other dude pulls up next to me and asks, "So which one are you waiting in line for?", that's when I can hear the blood pump through my ears.

http://tinyurl.com/whitepony (Pleasant Plains), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

Ah but..

Person : "Oh, which ATM is this the queue for?"
Queue: "This is the FUCK OFF queue."

Mark G, Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

That's an xpost, funnily enough.

Mark G, Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

Having to wait for ages to be served at the corner shop, especially if behind someone buying lottery tickets or kids dithering over which sweets to get, and I'm buying sensible things like onions or beer.

― A brownish area with points (chap), Wednesday, October 20, 2010 10:20 AM (33 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

This is inocuous, and bothers the living shit out of me too. There's a part of my brain that tells me that I have priority over idiots wasting their money on the lottery, even though I conciously know this is a totally elitist and unfair opinion.

dressed up better than anyone within a mile (Bill Magill), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:56 (4 years ago) Permalink

u bros. need to chill maybe go for a walk in the park look at the clouds drink some iced coffee/herbal tea

there must be 51 ways to sb ilxor (Lamp), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

u will all be dead soon anyway

there must be 51 ways to sb ilxor (Lamp), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

oh i always get stuck behing the 80 year olds playing their numbers..thinking they are going to win it all before they die. the amount of money they waste is amazing.

thebingo2010 (chrisv2010), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

noise in teh park when i'm tryna chill, fuck those noisy fucks

cant believe you sb'd me for that (darraghmac), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 15:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

LAMP: So which window is this line for?
ME: GO LOOK AT SOME FUCKING CLOUDS, HIPPIE.

http://tinyurl.com/whitepony (Pleasant Plains), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 15:01 (4 years ago) Permalink


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