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

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well what lovely kid wouldn't hug a carl, I mean really :)

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 16 March 2012 21:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

I agree!
Her 7th birthday is Monday and my coworkers were throwing money at this kid because of it. I swear she walked out of here with $20 in singles. I thought that was really weird.

carl agatha, Friday, 16 March 2012 21:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not to give a kid birthday money, but a coworker's grandkid whom you just met? Is that a thing grow ups are supposed to do?

carl agatha, Friday, 16 March 2012 21:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

that's v weird

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 16 March 2012 21:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

not to mention grownups throwing singles at a child haha

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 16 March 2012 21:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Don't bring your kids to my work. And definitely don't let them hug me.

Jeff, Friday, 16 March 2012 21:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't know why this makes me IA, and I feel bad but... a friend of mine had a cancer scare recently, and mostly dealt with it in private and just told a few close friends. He got the tentative all clear today, and so put a message up in the online group we're part of. So everyone says yay for him and he jokes about it and all is well.
So later today I see that this girl in our group has posted a youtube video for him , of a talk show with a comedian talking about having the same kind of cancer.

And I'm like, really? Who thinks: oh hey "people talking about cancer" hey person who might have had cancer but actually doesn't, you might enjoy this?

I get that she thought it was a funny conversation and it kind of is but ugh it just sat SO wrong for me.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 17 March 2012 02:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Better question is maybe how he reacted to it?

I was sick in one of the more comical areas of one's anatomy, so I was okay with the humor. Last summer, one of our executive guys told a girl in the office who had recovered from thyroid cancer that her new nickname was "Deep Throat", and well, that one didn't go over so well.

pplains, Saturday, 17 March 2012 03:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

whoa. yeah I can't imagine why not. crikey.

he had the cancer scare in the comical region too, actually had the orchiectomy. overall he's been really open about it and LOVES a good laugh, so I know he'll be cool with the vid.

The more I think about it the more I'm just being catty, maybe it's more I don't like this girl than I don't like what she posted. :/

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 17 March 2012 03:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

ia: overhearing on facebook that there's some big dinner with an ex-professor and nobody even thought to invite me, even though i'm VERY REACHABLE through e-mail and facebook and even the goddamn phone, i mean why don't you just come out and SAY that i'm not awesome enough to hang out with you? congrats on your awesomeness though, that must be fun, i wouldn't know.

the kids of boris midney high (get bent), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 16:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

friends who post links to articles about peak oil or water wars or whatever, and then remark with much gravity "for a long time i have felt that we are approaching a precipice ... "

lukas, Thursday, 22 March 2012 01:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

JBR: ugh thats happened to me with the very close-knit group of ex workmates I still see a lot of, I found out a large group of them were having regular steaknights and no one had ever once asked me along. I was really quite put out by it. In fact I mentioned so to one guy and he expressed suprised, apologised and said he'd include me on the list... and I still dont get invited.

zooey bechamel (Trayce), Thursday, 22 March 2012 01:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

:(

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 22 March 2012 01:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

That's so dumb. If you lived close to me, Trayce, I'd invite you to everything.

carl agatha, Thursday, 22 March 2012 14:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

co-sign 4 life

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 22 March 2012 14:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Netflix makes me irrationally angry now because its search results won't include DVD-only titles if you're logged in to a streaming-only account.

any major prude will tell you (WmC), Friday, 23 March 2012 14:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Waffling makes me exasperated. Don't waffle. Have an idea--I might judge you for it but at least I won't be annoyed.

how did I get here? why am I in the whiskey aisle? this is all so (Laurel), Friday, 23 March 2012 14:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

people who microwave leftover fish in the work break room

mh, Friday, 23 March 2012 14:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

no fish in the micro at work - that should be a rule

Leftover fish is kind of a gross thing to eat anyway.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Friday, 23 March 2012 14:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

one night we got a lot of snow and I had to go 15 miles on the highway, but it was late and there was nearly no traffic. after about 10 minutes a guy in a huge truck gets on and slides up riiiight behind me. I'm going only 30, but he doesn't pass me (don't blame him - I couldn't see the road!) - instead he just stays about 6 feet behind me ALL THE WAY HOME, with his supercharged lights reflecting right off my mirror. several times I hit pure black ice and couldn't accel at all. I wanted to go faster but if I hit the accelerator any harder I would spin out. I wanted to shout "Hey asshole, it's just you and me on the road, if you want to get there safely all you have to do is NOT HIT ME!!!"

Estimate the percent chance that a whale has ever been to the moon? (frogbs), Friday, 23 March 2012 14:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Waffling makes me exasperated. Don't waffle. Have an idea--I might judge you for it but at least I won't be annoyed.

I wish I could learn not to waffle because I get so IA when my dad does it.

(So almost every day when I lived with him I would inevitably say something impatient and then HE'd get angry and call me petulant and childish and then start again even more longwindedly and a giant family-wide meltdown would start, all the time, over some minor thing like "what should I write on this form" or "did you put the kettle on". Sigh.)

instant coffee happening between us (a passing spacecadet), Friday, 23 March 2012 14:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

woke up half an hour late because I didn't set my alarm this morning, so that's IA right there

grabbed my Vans out of the closet in the dark, put them on in the darkened living room and flew out the door.
It wasn't until I walked out of Sbux to my car that I realized I was wearing 2 different Vans, (1 flamingo, 1 checkerboard for those following along at home)

fml fml fml

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 23 March 2012 16:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

all the kids are doing it

Number None, Friday, 23 March 2012 16:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

they will be now.

ledge, Friday, 23 March 2012 16:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

saw japanese kid on the tube around christmas who had odd shoes on. same style, in different colours. can you buy them like that in japan or did he just have two pairs?

koogs, Friday, 23 March 2012 17:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've seen some old-school kicks back in the 90's that came out with odd colors, but that was way back when that was a thing.

I'd guess he had 2 different pairs.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 23 March 2012 17:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's just a Punky Brewster tribute, nbd.

Irrational anger: the suffix '-ista'.

Wm. Butler Yeast (Deric W. Haircare), Friday, 23 March 2012 17:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

especially when applied to males, i.e. "fashionista"

tanuki, Friday, 23 March 2012 17:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

At least wearing Vans of the same style (slip-ons?) but totally different patterns could be thought of by most people who see you today as intentional. I once wore two nearly identical but not quite black sandals to work. It wasn't until about 3 that I realized I'd spent the whole day wearing odd shoes.

We have a microwaved fish situation in the kitchen here right now. It's not good.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Friday, 23 March 2012 17:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

<3 Enbb, yeah I guess I'm not quite as badly off as I could be

and my sweater's not inside out or anything!

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 23 March 2012 17:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

See? You're golden.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Friday, 23 March 2012 17:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

:D

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 23 March 2012 18:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

saw japanese kid on the tube around christmas who had odd shoes on. same style, in different colours. can you buy them like that in japan or did he just have two pairs?

― koogs, Friday, March 23, 2012 5:04 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

my brother used to do something similar in the mid 80s from what I remember. think it was quite the style on the funk scene or was that 'rare groove'? maybe it grew out of funkateers being either blind or dressing in the dark?

Stevolende, Friday, 23 March 2012 19:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

I have flamingo Vans. And fake checkerboard Payless ones. I can wear them together in your honor, VG.

tokyo rosemary, Friday, 23 March 2012 19:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

I had to listen to waffling the other day about using a coupon at store. "I don't know what to do!" Gahhhh.

tokyo rosemary, Friday, 23 March 2012 19:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

thanks for your solidarity, haha

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 23 March 2012 20:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah my ex R wears odd- coloured Docs sometimes. One red one blue.

zooey bechamel (Trayce), Friday, 23 March 2012 20:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is curry work microwave-verboten? I'm talking Indian or Thai or any other. It has a strong smell but I don't think it's objectively *offensive* like fish. But idk.

free societies must let drunken gay Texans have sex (Je55e), Saturday, 24 March 2012 16:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

eh, some people get whiny but I'm cool with it

mh, Saturday, 24 March 2012 17:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

people who come to complete stops prior to going over the speed bumps in my condo complex. I know SOME forms of speed bumps/humps require this to prevent you fuckin up your suspension but geez ours are meant to drive over at slow speeds like 5 mph.

tired of waiting 10 mins to drive the .5 mile from the gate to my house cuz some dude stops EVERY TIME he arrives at one.

Bo Jackson Overdrive, Saturday, 24 March 2012 17:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Windows Explorers' way of handling photos aggravates me. It doesn't use rotation info from EXIF data, so I have to go in and rotate a bunch of images or use another file viewer. Googling results in basically dealwithit.gif. Ugh.

free societies must let drunken gay Texans have sex (Je55e), Saturday, 24 March 2012 18:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Iphone time settings under settings-->general-->date and time. Not under clock.

ledge, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 08:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

is that a thing on the new firefox (11) the way it opens images centred on a black background? is ugly.

koogs, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 09:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

not really 'innocuous' but...people who cut you off or almost run you out of your lane in traffic, and don't even give you an obligatory "I'm sorry" gesture with their hand.

worse is when they do give you a gesture, but it's not the one you had in mind. I love being flipped off when someone cuts me off as if it's my fault.

Bo Jackson Overdrive, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

- the way scrolling sticks for a couple of seconds every now and then on facebook

we are not bemused (onimo), Thursday, 29 March 2012 12:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

that we don't have salt in the office kitchen.

i should buy my own thing of salt and hoard it in my desk and refuse to share it.

future worm food (n/a), Friday, 30 March 2012 18:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

My boss - Li66y - and I keep salt shakers at our desks. I think courtnoodle does too? I am sort of surprised more or most people don't.

free societies must let drunken gay Texans have sex (Je55e), Friday, 30 March 2012 18:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

mr veg has a peppergrinder at his desk, lol. not just a pepper shaker. a pepper GRINDER.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 30 March 2012 18:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

I have a bottle of sriracha, or I did until I used it all

mh, Friday, 30 March 2012 18:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

mmmmmmmmm sriracha

I enjoy calling it cock sauce (giggle)

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 30 March 2012 18:37 (2 years ago) Permalink


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