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

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feels gross, god I can't wait to get home and change my fucking socks

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 22:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ugh. I hate when people freestyle rap on public transit. This guy is at least rapping to a friend, I guess.

Singing in full voice on the train is also terrible.

Update: this guy sort of redeemed himself in my opinion by seamlessly transitioning from rap to "I'm hungry, I'm sleepy, I'm hungry and sleeeepy," then flopping over onto his friend (girlfriend). Lol.

free societies must let drunken gay Texans have sex (Je55e), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 00:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ugh. I hate when people freestyle rap on public transit.

I.... can't say I have ever had this happen, anywhere.

Medical Dance Crab With Lesson (Trayce), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 00:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

cosign.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 01:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

American plumbing, in particular toilets make me IA. Also sewer lines, as of today. I've probably ranted about this before but seriously the toilets carry way too much water and nowhere near the amount of waste they need to, totally inefficient and unless you live in a brand new house, your plumbling likely dates from the 70's or earlier. Houses don't have downpipes, ugh it's just a waking nightmare.

Our house is 100 years old, or almost. And our sewer has been getting attacked by tree roots ever since we bought the place, so we've always had to be careful with our water usage because the cleanout will blow if you look at it sideways. We finally bit the bullet and had the problem part of the sewer line replaced, the part that runs through the back yard (ie where all the tree roots are). I was under the impression we were dealing with either deteriorated clay or metal pipe. Nope.
1950's era TARPAPER pipe.
Seriously America. WTF.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orangeburg_pipe

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 01:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha, yeah, that is really the only one that would fail. My parents just had theirs replaced. I don't get why the hell you'd have that if your house is that old -- that means it was replaced already, with that crap!

Basically they used that during WW2 and then people were like "eh, whatever" and kept using it until nearly 1970 in places with decent housing codes, and even longer elsewhere. It was really only meant as a temporary-use product, but people were all into saving money.

mh, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 01:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah in the wiki it says it was primarily used as electrical conduit, and oil companies used it but ugh omg it fails so they stopped...which didn't seem to deter anyone from using it for plumbing. Lol oldentimes.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 01:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Jesus, I had no idea such a thing existed.

Re rapping on public transit: I've witnessed it enough that I think it's a thing. Some people do it softly (like someone singing along to music on headphones) but the ones that bug me are those who project. Usually on trains or platforms, usually during off-hours.

free societies must let drunken gay Texans have sex (Je55e), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 04:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

There is one guy who I see at the El station near my work who is always doing it, and he seems like he might have mental health problems b/c he gets in others' personal space raps *at* them. He doesn't really look scary or out of place amongst the university students - early 20s, bookbag sometimes, decent clothes - but he's a dick.

He scared the PISS out of me once as I was waiting in one of the plexiglass shelters. I'd noticed him on the platform but I was reading and I tuned him out, and he slammed his palms on outside of the plexiglass wall I was leaning on. I jumped and screamed and he looked me in the eye, said "haha" (not actually laughing) and walked off.

He's gonna do that to the wrong person someday and wind up on the tracks.

free societies must let drunken gay Texans have sex (Je55e), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 04:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

i hate it when i fart and it sounds like a beat-up trombone

Bo Jackson Overdrive, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 04:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Public rappers/singers don't make me IA (unless I'm already grumpy and am perched to be IA at anything that disrupts a quite train ride) but sometimes they make me nervous if they are very drunk or using public performance as an aggression tactic. When someone is wearing headphones and rapping/singing along nice and loud, I'm mostly amused because I'm pretty sure they sound a lot cooler to themselves than they do to the rest of us.

carl agatha, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 12:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

People who use LOLCAT speak in real life, and yes they do exist, I feel bad about it because I dont know if it's so much different than me quoting Lasagna Cat videos all the time, just people who intentionally mess up their grammar or pronunciation to match some internet meme or some rap song they heard (people who instinctively say "errrbody" or "sammich"), dunno why I'm so mad at this

frogbs, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 12:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Public boxers make me angry.

Jeff, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 13:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just kidding, they are pretty amusing.

Jeff, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 13:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

like running and boxing the air kind of public boxing?

tanuki, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 13:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

People who use LOLCAT speak in real life,

I admit I say "I has a bucket" sometimes.

Mark G, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 13:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

That's one thing, people who go to parties and say things like "I can has Doritos now?" deserve to die.

(well, they deserve to get kicked out, that's what)

frogbs, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 13:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

shuddz

Mark G, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 13:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm able to tolerate most public rappers, but the ones that bother me are the ones being like horrifically violent and/or misogynist when doing so. I remember one guy on the red line, describing how we would decapitate and disembowel everyone on the car with him. It would be like, "guy in the red coat, I'll make your body float, cut your head off clean, then eat your spleen" (not verbatim, but yes the lyrics were that awful and would be laughable if it wasn't for the context). Thing was he looked like any other white Columbia student. Maybe it was "performance art".

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 13:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

mmmm, spleen

tanuki, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 13:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not actually IA, more 0__o:

It is really not acceptable to eat your home fries from Tupperware with a fork - with a little ketchup dipping puddle, even - while standing on a packed rush hour bus. (stylishly casual early 20s woman with complicated, angular hair)

jvc, that's pretty crazy. I've heard some violent rap on the train (and tons of misogynist stuff) but never incorporating specific passengers.

free societies must let drunken gay Texans have sex (Je55e), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 13:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

people who pronounced it ell-oh-ell cat

mh, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 13:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

jvc, that's pretty crazy. I've heard some violent rap on the train (and tons of misogynist stuff) but never incorporating specific passengers.

Yeah, eventually a braver soul than I told him to take a hike at the next stop and he actually seemed really sheepish about it and slunked off the train.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 13:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well, it makes a change from "Girl on the platform smiled..."

Mark G, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 14:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

No girls (or boys) ever seem to be smiling on the platforms when I ride the train, everyone looks grumpy.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 14:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

preacher on the train today was *so loud*

if you want to talk about fairy tales that's fine, but use your indoor voice

mookieproof, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 14:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

earplugs are essential on public transit, I find.

tanuki, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 15:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

- too much perfume on people makes me angry

- x work-related process happens every week, the same day, the same time of day. for a short period of time, a certain part of the system is locked out to users. and yet, every week, one person acts like this is a brand new thing that he didn't know about and hasn't been working with in some form or another for the past 4 years. it's like Bart Simpson and the electric zap punishment. He just. Does. Not. Get. It. And complains about it every week like we should have a butler come over to his desk and announce personally to him that x process is happening and please refrain from using the system...EVEN THOUGH THE SYSTEM IS ALREADY DOING EVERYTHING BUT SENDING A BUTLER TO TELL HIM THAT IN THE FIRST PLACE
iiaiaiaiaiaiaiaiaia

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 15:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Bus stop, wet day
She's there, I say
I wanna eat your spleee-een.

butvi wouls (Phil D.), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 15:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

hahah

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 16:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Probably not irrational but...

Coworker just bought some Halmark stuffed rabbit toy that comes with a book, and you read the book and the toy responds to voice commends. The books are all about how the little girl rabbit wants to be a grown woman but is really into tea parties and dress up and lots of girl things. Anyway, the one sample interaction goes like this:

Reading person: Abigail, is that how a lady acts?
Stuffed rabbit responds, giggling: No. I'm so embarrassed!

I deserve a damn academy award for keeping a neutral face during this display. I want to throw that town in the fucking lake.

carl agatha, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 17:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

HA toy, not town.

carl agatha, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 17:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Jenny, is throwing things in things how a lady acts?

free societies must let drunken gay Texans have sex (Je55e), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 17:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol jessee courting death imo

drawn to them like a moth toward a spanakopita (Laurel), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 17:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Kickin in the front seat
Sittin in the back seat
Can't make my mind up
Which spleen should I eeeeeeeeat?

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 17:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

irl lol

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 17:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well you get up every morning
From the alarm clock's warning
Take the 8:15
And eat a spleen

butvi wouls (Phil D.), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 17:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Now Laurel, is having opinions how ladies act?

free societies must let drunken gay Texans have sex (Je55e), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 17:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Jesse's asking for a spleen eating.

carl agatha, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 17:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^^he's good xp

mookieproof, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 17:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

My my MY music hits me
So hard
Makes me say "Oh my God!
Thank you
For blessin me
With a mind for rhyme
And a spleen to eat"

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 17:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Je55e's parts strewn all around ilx, in a VERY unladylike display of behaviour

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 19:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

The ladylike part will be disemboweling him without getting any blood on these white gloves I'm wearing.

drawn to them like a moth toward a spanakopita (Laurel), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 19:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Please Je55e may I disembowel you? Thank you."

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 19:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ok I just went to Target and I had to get on the floor on my knees like an animal in order to find ANY unscented women's deodorant.

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 19:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Haha.

If they did lyrics fill in the blank for The Glove at pub quiz, I would be so victorious.

I'm not a pervert, but I'm enjoying Laurel and VG planning on disembowling me.

free societies must let drunken gay Texans have sex (Je55e), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 21:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

LL, have you ever seen the music videos for some of The Glove's songs?? I stumbled on them on YT one night. I had no idea they existed!

free societies must let drunken gay Texans have sex (Je55e), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 21:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

\Probably not irrational but...

Coworker just bought some Halmark stuffed rabbit toy that comes with a book, and you read the book and the toy responds to voice commends. The books are all about how the little girl rabbit wants to be a grown woman but is really into tea parties and dress up and lots of girl things. Anyway, the one sample interaction goes like this:

Reading person: Abigail, is that how a lady acts?
Stuffed rabbit responds, giggling: No. I'm so embarrassed!

I deserve a damn academy award for keeping a neutral face during this display. I want to throw that town in the fucking lake.

― carl agatha, Wednesday, March 14, 2012 12:23 PM (4 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

mom-in-law bought evie one of these books but not the stuffed puppy that's supposed to go with it so there are all these bolded cue words in the book but nothing happens when you get to those parts

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 21:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

you don't have an animated zucchini that talks or something? slackers!

je55e -- no, i haven't. but i will look.

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 21:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

xpost Je55e you are so too a pervert, just not for those reasons

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 22:22 (2 years ago) Permalink


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