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

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A tornado hit my house a few years after we moved out of the trailer (built on the same spot). It was hilarious.

Jeff, Friday, 6 April 2012 00:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

They moved our trailer after we moved out. Word was it got bit by a tornado too.

I feel bad for whatever family was living there, but nothing makes my heart sweller than picturing that trailer torn the fuck up to pieces.

pplains, Friday, 6 April 2012 01:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Oh, your little goldenrod plastic shower windows? Yeah, those are in the next congressional district now."

pplains, Friday, 6 April 2012 01:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Out of my close friends and acquaintances, a sizable majority of the married couples have different last names. Out of all the peers that I interact with regularly (excluding parents and such) there are only maybe five or ten couples where the wife has taken the husband's name. Of course I'm into this (my wife kept her name) in a fuck-the-patriarchy equality sort of way, not accepting society's defaults or at least putting some conscious thought into these things, etc.

But now that everyone's having kids, all of them (save one couple who hyphenated) has given their child, male or female, the father's last name. Which I guess doesn't really make me angry, just kind of befuddled and vaguely disappointed.

joygoat, Friday, 6 April 2012 02:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

i dunno, it seems like a much bigger deal for a bride to *change* her name than to give a kid one or the other (and hyphenated names are terribly un-american amirite)

mookieproof, Friday, 6 April 2012 03:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, but I think joygoat's point is that it's always the father's last name that the kid gets, never the mother's.

Cuba Pudding, Jr. (jaymc), Friday, 6 April 2012 03:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

balls to hyphenated names

were I to have kids I'd probably let them take Mr Veg's last name, sheerly out of practical reasons that might sound preposterous but w/e. I didn't change my name but Mr Veg's last name gets randomly bestowed on me at every turn anyway, so it just seems easier for the kids to go through life with their Dad's name, save confusion bc wider society tend to like assuming yr last name for you

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 6 April 2012 03:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

I had a friend whose parents kept their last names and gave the kids a portmanteau surname that combined elements from both parents.

and i don't even care, similar to how a badass would respond (Abbbottt), Friday, 6 April 2012 03:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

the mayor of los angeles has a portmanteau name. he was villar, his wife was raigosa, and they both changed it to "villaraigosa." (they're divorced now, but he still uses that name.)

eyes of dora maar (get bent), Friday, 6 April 2012 03:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol am picutring the possibilities

Pennyhill
Cahenny

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 6 April 2012 03:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp that’s pretty cool, i’m into the idea of both husband and wife changing their names when they get married

i have a really long hyphenated surname that often doesn’t fit on forms and stuff, but i like my name

1staethyr, Friday, 6 April 2012 03:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

i changed my surname to my stepfather's when i was a kid

other than that, i guess i don't really care? i am unlikely to have children tho.

i know totally feminist women who took their husbands' names just because it sounded better, or didn't need spelling to every clerk.

supposedly it was a tradition in my real father's family to have the first son's initials be w.c. (lol) but happily my mom said fuck that.

winston churchill mookieproof?

mookieproof, Friday, 6 April 2012 03:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

If sunny and I had tried a portmanteau on the kids, their names would have been either Bakin or Marker.

pplains, Friday, 6 April 2012 03:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

I had one long-term relationship before ss, and privately, I have to admit one of the (many) reasons we didn't work out was because she wanted hyphenated names and our names sound like shit next to each other.

pplains, Friday, 6 April 2012 03:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Should've dated a Studa.

Cuba Pudding, Jr. (jaymc), Friday, 6 April 2012 03:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like Bakin :)

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 6 April 2012 03:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

We refer to lots of other couples and they refer to us by portmanteaus and we've seriously talked about using that as a child's last name should we ever have them. I know it would be a serious hassle to have three different last names when traveling or dealing with forms or whatever but I stubbornly love that kind of shit - you can't make me follow your naming rules dammit. Either that or we'd seriously toss a coin.

I do work with a guy (his wife works in the same building) who sort of portmanteaued their last names by adding her O' to his last name.

joygoat, Friday, 6 April 2012 04:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Never thought about it before, but now I'd like to marry and hyphenate with a man with the last name Behr bc that would be cute as all fuck. Je55e K3|-|r-B3|-|r. Just like I was called in grade school!

People aren't for comparing, they are for loving. (Je55e), Friday, 6 April 2012 04:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

I had the salesgirls at a store I frequent tell me "We love your name! It's so cool! You can never get married!"

Wait, what?

tokyo rosemary, Friday, 6 April 2012 04:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

you need to make this your mission in life.

mine will be to get Mr Veg to change his name to Money so I can be Moneyp3nny

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 6 April 2012 04:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

(xpost)

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 6 April 2012 04:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

you heard them, tokyo. YOU CAN NEVER GET MARRIED.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 6 April 2012 04:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

No wait, I can, but only to someone with an EVEN COOLER last name.

tokyo rosemary, Friday, 6 April 2012 04:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

'tokyo morbius'

mookieproof, Friday, 6 April 2012 04:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

(virginia plain will be jealous, tho!)

mookieproof, Friday, 6 April 2012 04:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Police club

Jeff, Friday, 6 April 2012 04:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Gore Police

carl agatha, Friday, 6 April 2012 13:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Jeff and I have different last names and I felt p strongly about keeping my last name for feminist and personal reasons. I go back and forth on kid names but any kid will probably get Jeff's bc:

1. All possible portmanteaus of our last names sound like noises you'd make when you barf.
2. His name ends with "th" and mine with "ss" so hyphenation makes the speaker sound like Sylvester the Cat.
3. My bio dad's side of the family from whence my last name came consists of truly horrible people with whom I have little to no contact and it kind of feels like I would be cursing my kid to saddle it with all the baggage inherent in this last name.
4. I've always been the odd person out in my family, last name-wise, so I'm used to it.

But maybe I'll saddle the kid with a cumbersome hyphenation, who knows.

carl agatha, Friday, 6 April 2012 13:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

man, my little sister was married for less than two years and all she got out of the deal was a different last name

mh, Friday, 6 April 2012 13:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp your names hyphenated would sound like a character from a Henry James novel, in a good way

tanuki, Friday, 6 April 2012 13:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'd go for the shorter name. Preferably 1 or 2 letters. I'd have to write/type that name a lot so it would really save me some time over the long haul.

Jeff, Friday, 6 April 2012 14:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Let's both change our names to our last initials!

Corey, whose name would go first?

carl agatha, Friday, 6 April 2012 14:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

the couple behind me in line at the coffee shop that was loudly making out, complete with audible lip-smacking and moans, the entire duration of my wait.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 6 April 2012 14:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

also, this was at 7:15 a.m.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 6 April 2012 14:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

xxp yours — it rolls off the tongue with the single syllable coming at the end.

tanuki, Friday, 6 April 2012 14:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

obviously taking full advantage of the post-toothbrushing pre-coffee breath minutes

mh, Friday, 6 April 2012 16:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

ages ago I got a ride to work with a friend of mine, freeway was totally empty except for one car way up ahead, and it was swerving drunkenly across 2 lanes fairly intermittently.
as we were passing them we discovered the driver was not drunk but making out with the female passenger while trying to keep one eye on the road.

it was freaking 7.30am! I mean, it's cute that you can't keep your hands off each other, but a) you will probably die before you reach your destination and b) I'm not a morning person so I can't really fathom those kind of shenanigans anymore (lol old)

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 6 April 2012 16:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

"you're welcome"

seriously, this phrase should be fucking retired.

tanuki, Saturday, 7 April 2012 02:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

what?

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Saturday, 7 April 2012 02:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

when meant sincerely, it's fine. when mumbled flatly and not at all in a friendly way, it basically means "fuck you" imo

tanuki, Saturday, 7 April 2012 02:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh ok, got it

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Saturday, 7 April 2012 03:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

agreed

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 7 April 2012 03:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Or Tweets that say things like "To get to the top of the page you're looking at on the iPhone, tap the clock. You're welcome."

pplains, Saturday, 7 April 2012 04:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mystery noise in my apartment - intermittent, quiet howl or whistle, like bus transmissions sometimes make, only very quiet. Turns out it's my still new laptop. Either the fan or the hard drive. Identifying the source of the howling didn't make me feel better about it, just gave me a place to focus my annoyance. Shut up, computer!

People aren't for comparing, they are for loving. (Je55e), Saturday, 7 April 2012 16:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

We had a mystery noise for ages a while back - really faint, super-high pitched sort of alarm-sounding whine. Eventually I figured out that it was the cordless drill battery Mr Veg keeps on a charger in the back room, the battery had given up the ghost and was sending out barely audible distress signals, lol

I really hate any kind of beeping or alarm-sounds, they just make me immediately agitated. Even when I set the timer on the stove, I get mad at it when it goes off.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 7 April 2012 17:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

"I'll just put this roast in" (30 min. later) "GOD STFU OVEN I'M COMING JESUS CHRIST."

Frank Youngenstein (Phil D.), Saturday, 7 April 2012 18:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

ps I don't know how long to cook a roast I am a vegetarian

Frank Youngenstein (Phil D.), Saturday, 7 April 2012 18:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol Phil that's a pretty good interpretation, actually

I decided I would make a horrible mother when I realized just the sound of a whistling kettle makes me go "FFS SHUT!! UP!!", never mind a crying baby

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 7 April 2012 18:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

the other morning I had one of those moments where wakefulness encroaches upon dreaming, and the sound of my alarm buzzer took the form of a snake screaming at me.

tanuki, Saturday, 7 April 2012 18:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

O_O

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 7 April 2012 20:38 (2 years ago) Permalink


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