start a victory garden and ration your IRRATIONALLY ANGRY feelings, part 3

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Yippee-IA, Motherf***ers! IRRATIONALLY ANGRY PT. 2: Irrationally Angrier

Bill Nighy the Science Gighy (get bent), Saturday, 3 January 2015 05:18 (six years ago) link

this is definitely an innocuous thing and it makes me more mildly annoyed than IA, but i don't like when people's facebook comments are nothing more than them tagging other people. put it on your friend's wall or send a private message. comment threads are for actual comments.

Bill Nighy the Science Gighy (get bent), Saturday, 3 January 2015 05:22 (six years ago) link

Tweets from highly and justly esteemed writers which are noting but their next bookstore signing, and (barf) the most asskissing, "now blurb meee" kind of blurbs (retweeted by blurbee of course) Cmon gimmee freebie culture dammit! Comedians even worse but ft

dow, Saturday, 3 January 2015 05:45 (six years ago) link

Musicians not as bad except some are stupid, tweetwise anyway

dow, Saturday, 3 January 2015 05:47 (six years ago) link

i find myself getting very ia at people who dont interrogate conversation, who just wait to talk and continue to talk talk talk and barely acknowledge other contributions

i like conversation when it is like a game of tennis. i do not enjoy being the backyard wall against which you repeatedly smash your 'conversation'

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 3 January 2015 05:49 (six years ago) link

a) never ever go on facebook; it is the absolute worst

b) unless you are drunk and desperately seeking human contact; even then it will be a mistake

c) would totally become unhelpfully drunk with jbr/dow/veg tho!

d) first round's on veg

mookieproof, Saturday, 3 January 2015 06:49 (six years ago) link

all round to my place for fap :D

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 3 January 2015 07:22 (six years ago) link

annual rolling threads that needn't be annual

mookieproof, Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:41 (six years ago) link

-pizza places that don't sell pizza by the slice

(I politely walked out of two pizza places in one day because the first one didn't sell slices after 6 pm and the second one told me there'd be a 15 minute wait because "our slicing pizza is still in the oven.' this was the one time in my life I was tempted to get on Yelp and write some irate reviews)

please login or register if you are (unregistered), Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:50 (six years ago) link

overly tailored tshirts on casual friday (ie neatly rolled up sleeves, tucked in etc)

just relax and wear a damn tshirt.

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 10 January 2015 06:02 (six years ago) link

Needing to work out if the zip I used in the construction of a pair of jeans last year that I wear regularly or if I just keep forgetting to zip it up. Keep finding it down anyway. So just wondering if it's the zip or my memory.
& it would be the pair of jeans that needs a special needle to sew the fabric.

Wondering how long I'll have to wait until I can comfortably collect a shelving unit without being absolutely p-ed on trying to get it home. Weather is atrocious for last few days and I need to transport this flat pack I bought. Waiting for an actual break in bad weather.

Stevolende, Sunday, 11 January 2015 10:52 (six years ago) link

That was supposed to say about whether a zip needed replacing or if my memory was going. Looks like the latter if I forgot to put in the bit about replacing. & i only made the jeans about 3 or 4 months ago so it should hopefully not mean a zip needed replacing yet. Keep finding myself flying low though.

Also trying to work out which side of the fabric i'm using for a pair of tartan jeans should be the outside/inside since they look very similar. & I don't want to get it wrong throughout. Guess that would at least be consistent though.

Stevolende, Sunday, 11 January 2015 11:05 (six years ago) link

Stevolende, I have a question about jeans fly covers. Mine constantly bunch up, exposing the top part of the zipper. I have considered that the reasons might be:
- waist is too tight (but it happens on looser waists, too)
- my gut is pushing down on the waistband
- the button hole has gotten loose, allowing the top flap to sag (though I have tried sewing up the button hole without success, possibly due to my lack of skill and understanding)

Any advice on how to treat this problem? Some kind of insert to stiffen the flap?

Here is a pic of the problem.

Je55e, Sunday, 11 January 2015 17:31 (six years ago) link

And so it's on topic: this folded flap makes me SO IRRATIONALLY ANGRY

Je55e, Sunday, 11 January 2015 17:32 (six years ago) link

I think I just tend to wear shirts outside my jeans so it's covered up. Will think about it but not sure offhand.

Might be that you need to make sure you've ironed the fly flap. BUt probably not. I don't know if I know enough about construction and subsequent pressures to answer. But could be that it would be good for me to be aware of that for future knowledge.

I've made like 10 pairs of jeans so far so it's still early days. & I'm not sure how successful they all are. Found out that some I'd made some months back really were too large at the waistband. Being largely self-taught I'm not 100% sure what solutions are.

Stevolende, Sunday, 11 January 2015 18:58 (six years ago) link

i don't like when people's facebook comments are nothing more than them tagging other people. put it on your friend's wall or send a private message. comment threads are for actual comments.

THIS. When the hell did this kick off? It is irritating. Ive clicked on comments threads that are nowt but tag-ins. Ive even had friends of mine tag me in some other random persons thread. I ignored the callout. PM me or GTFO.

I checked Snoops , and it is for real (Trayce), Monday, 12 January 2015 02:23 (six years ago) link

start a victory garden and ration your IRRATIONALLY ANGRY feelings, part 3">Karl Malone

pplains, Monday, 12 January 2015 02:27 (six years ago) link

Online sellers who aren't satisfied with the fact that you purchased a product from them and did not try to return it or complaint about it, but hassle you RELENTLESSLY to leave feedback, tell us what you think, post about us on social media, blah blah blah

FUCK YOU I gave you money. You gave me a product. We're not married now. I don't owe you anything. I don't have to go to your parents' house for Thanksgiving and I don't have to write a review of your GOD DAMN cocktail shaker. Fuck.

carl agatha, Monday, 12 January 2015 17:24 (six years ago) link


I was printing out my parents boarding passes from Spirit Airlines last night and they offered the normal nickel-and-dime-you-to-death services and the option to voluntarily pay an additional $1 or $5 to help the airline be more green.

So not a service, just some random fucking guilty bullshit about how if we want this airline to be more environmentally friendly, give us extra money. We're already paying extra money to check a bag and have more leg room than a chicken a 12-by-12 factory farming crate, and now these fuckers have the nerve to try to extort money for their environmental initiative? I'm still so angry about that I can barely form a coherent objection to it.

carl agatha, Monday, 12 January 2015 17:27 (six years ago) link

I'm underemployed right now working as a temp in a law firm.. I got a ton of overtime last week but I am FUCKING FURIOUS because I HATE overtime and I hate my line of work because Im subject to the whims of capricious lawyers who dont give a fuck about my life or free time (or common sense/decency). The irony being I'm making time and a half and have a bunch more money than I would yet I am still FUCKING FURIOUS because theres a lot more overtime in the future.

It also doesnt help that because I'm a temp I'm realizing about 2/3ds of what my employer is paying the temp agency, which is basically the same amont of money I used to make like ten fucking years ago.

thanks obama

panettone for the painfully alone (mayor jingleberries), Monday, 12 January 2015 17:33 (six years ago) link

^^^great CSR, there, carl. *screams*

I was a participant in the following exchange last week:

Cashier: 'Thanks for shopping with us. Can I take your e-mail address?'
Me: 'No...'

camp event (suzy), Monday, 12 January 2015 17:36 (six years ago) link

Hate it when I'm too fast for a website. Site loads, I put the cursor on something like "SEARCH" and click, but in that split second between those two actions, the site has loaded up just a little bit more and I wind up clicking on something like "CONTACT US".

pplains, Monday, 12 January 2015 17:40 (six years ago) link

When I started at TCS they encouraged us to ask ppl for their email addresses at the register. At first they said it like, "Hey, people might want to know when we have sales! Just ask, if they say no, that's fine obvs." By the time I left they were offering positive incentives to workers who got the highest percentages of ppl to give them an email. I got the feeling negative incentives were right around the corner.

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Monday, 12 January 2015 17:41 (six years ago) link

Radio Shack has been really obnoxious about the email stuff for years

Nhex, Monday, 12 January 2015 17:47 (six years ago) link

lol Radio Shack was way ahead of the curve, they used to ask for your address years ago

valleys of your mind (mh), Monday, 12 January 2015 19:54 (six years ago) link

I just had one of those, cash purchase of an overpriced-yet-undeniably-effective hair care product for one of my daughters from a salon I visit for no other purpose.

"What's your last name?" "Is it 'Dusty' Perry?" "I'm supposed to ask." "How do you spell your last name?" "Who normally does your hair here?" Ha ha ha, who does my greying, thinning hair.

Vic Perry, Monday, 12 January 2015 20:42 (six years ago) link

Canada Goose Parkas

walid foster dulles (man alive), Monday, 12 January 2015 20:45 (six years ago) link

It also doesnt help that because I'm a temp I'm realizing about 2/3ds of what my employer is paying the temp agency

Not to stoke any further IA, but it's possible that you are grossly overestimating the cut that your temp agency is willing to part with.

Smoothie Operator (Old Lunch), Monday, 12 January 2015 20:54 (six years ago) link

Very true. I used to be temped for Accounts Payable jobs, so the most hilarious thing to me was knowing the 'big secret' of exactly how much the company was paying for my services because I was the one processing the bill! (Of course temp agencies never ever want their temps to know this stuff).

I recall more than one job where I got hourly $13, and the agency was getting $22, and that this ratio was pretty usual, so, I got more than half, but less than 2/3 of the payout.

However, and this really ticked me off, one job that was largely funded by taxpayer dollars paid me way less than half of the outrageous sum the temp agency got! I think I got $9 out of $25 bucks on that one! No business like soaking the people.

Vic Perry, Monday, 12 January 2015 21:03 (six years ago) link

temp agencies take that much?! damn.

Nhex, Monday, 12 January 2015 21:04 (six years ago) link

i guess companies will pay to screw people out of benefits

Nhex, Monday, 12 January 2015 21:04 (six years ago) link

Most of the times I was ever offered to 'go perm' it was usually with a pay cut from what I had been getting as a temp ('but you'll get benefits') so, no, thanks.

One reason I did temp for a long time was that the pay rates had at least something to do with demand, whereas permanent positions tended to be successfully squashed. While it was humiliating in some ways to have the agency taking a lot of money for doing nothing but landing me the spot, that did save me a lot of dreadful human resources interviews and frankly, I just wouldn't have found those positions on my own. I also used to see the most interesting trainwrecks: places where I'd take over the suddenly vacated position of an embezzler, a revenge case, a blazing incompetent. Whole little histories there. The work of course was more boring than not so regular changes of scenery were helpful as well.

Vic Perry, Monday, 12 January 2015 21:31 (six years ago) link

lol Radio Shack was way ahead of the curve, they used to ask for your address years ago

That reminds me of this collection of anecdotes (I thought it mentioned the hassling-for-address thing but it doesn't seem to):

I particularly enjoyed VIII and XV, if you've got better things to do than read the whole collection of longwinded rants. But who would have better things to do than that?

club mate martyr (a passing spacecadet), Monday, 12 January 2015 21:49 (six years ago) link

omg XV is amazing, I have no idea what that is

valleys of your mind (mh), Monday, 12 January 2015 21:53 (six years ago) link

baldie doin-brum.gif

they TRY to look like GOOD people (soref), Monday, 12 January 2015 21:59 (six years ago) link

ia: egregiously bad service in restaurants. i'm sooooo chill and forgiving about minor food service slip-ups. i don't care if you smile. i don't care if you refill my water without me having to ask. if i don't say when i'm ordering that i'm allergic to XYZ food item (which would be a gross overstatement, since my food allergies are really trivial), it's a minor inconvenience but not the end of the world if the kitchen forgets to leave it off. i just want a baseline level of transactional ease if i'm gonna choose your place over other places. i had work to do last night and i ran out to get a quick takeout order so i could scarf down some food and meet my midnight deadline. i ended up waiting probably 40 minutes for a dish that at most would take ten minutes to cook from pre-prepped ingredients and assemble in a styrofoam box. and the restaurant was busy, but not slammed. it just made me very stressed out. which is my problem, not theirs. i don't handle stress well. 40 minutes is a long time to wait though.

mitt fleekwood (get bent), Tuesday, 13 January 2015 02:45 (six years ago) link

no i in yr a

so to speak

mookieproof, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 02:48 (six years ago) link

the level of stress made my a feel i

mitt fleekwood (get bent), Tuesday, 13 January 2015 02:49 (six years ago) link

_lol Radio Shack was way ahead of the curve, they used to ask for your address years ago_

That reminds me of this collection of anecdotes (I thought it mentioned the hassling-for-address thing but it doesn't seem to):/

I particularly enjoyed VIII and XV, if you've got better things to do than read the whole collection of longwinded rants. But who would have better things to do than that?

Whoa thank you, aps! I read the first few of those when it was first posted, but missed the great ones you pointed out plus my favorite, the one w/ Stoned Craig going "I'm hungry, Paw." (Which I've said a lot to various people over decades for no reason I can discern, so maybe it's just part of the collective human drive to say it.)

Je55e, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 05:32 (six years ago) link

Stoned Je55e

valleys of your mind (mh), Tuesday, 13 January 2015 14:49 (six years ago) link

OK that Brum story looool
Original Brum theme was instrumental but TIL there is an extremely lengthy modern version

kinder, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 15:00 (six years ago) link

bill gates the spider

kinder, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 15:04 (six years ago) link

News sites showing handheld video but blurring out the edges? I feel like I see something like this every week or two. Sorry, this is some really traumatic video.

how's life, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 20:43 (six years ago) link

lately every time i watch some crappy viral video prank, i get IA imagining myself just out and about trying to run an errand and getting trapped in a viral video prank. like that dumb telekinesis coffee shop thing.*

*maybe the reactions are fake, idk.

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Wednesday, 14 January 2015 20:49 (six years ago) link

It's very likely my last dying words will be "Turn your phone sideways if you insist on recording this."

pplains, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 20:59 (six years ago) link

Yeah, it's not because something is being blurred out, it's because people don't shoot in landscape and for some reason news organizations have chosen to present it like that. I think they should just reject all portrait videos.

Jeff, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 21:26 (six years ago) link

Why can't phones just format videos in landscape regardless of the position of the phone?

Je55e, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 21:29 (six years ago) link

camera sensor orientation? the actual sensor isn't square iirc, I may be wrong

valleys of your mind (mh), Wednesday, 14 January 2015 21:32 (six years ago) link

those takeout containers with interlocking flaps - eating from them makes me ia bcz the flaps get in the way

i usually dump it out onto a plate of something but sometimes you can't & raaaaage

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 14 January 2015 21:33 (six years ago) link

3rd grade is too early to move to kid pitch ime. Kids need to be 10-12 before they can hit the zone enough for a real game.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 28 April 2021 21:55 (one month ago) link

I always remembered one of my favorite Onion headlines as "T -Ball Stand Pitches Perfect Game," which is hilarious. So I was kind bummed to go back and see that it's actually "Special Olympics T -Ball Stand Pitches Perfect Game." Like, I know it's the Onion, but it's funny without the "Special Olympics" part, and when you put that in, not only does it become clunkier and less funny, it becomes gratuitously mean, since it shifts the joke from the very idea of t-ball stands to players in the Special Olympics, who are probably actually in the *minority* of who uses t-ball stands.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 28 April 2021 21:58 (one month ago) link

I was in 4th I think, 3rd grade was pitching machine.

Never forget the day the pitching machine intentionally beaned Mickey "Not-So-Quicky" Kroohs. He charged the mound and tore the fuck out of it with his bat, which was plastic and had Fred Flintstone on the handle.

Filibuster Poindexter (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 28 April 2021 21:58 (one month ago) link

This league actually combines 3rd and 4th, but most of the kids this season are in 3rd grade.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 28 April 2021 22:05 (one month ago) link

Randos who assume that Eastern Europe is a cultural monolith (a Bloc, amirite?) so if you happen to be from EE country X you will automatically understand and/or be aware of what goes in EE country Y, e.g. 'You're from Romania, right? What do you make of this [insert Polish word/dish/artist/TV series I've never heard of]?' I've never been to Poland (aka the *other* EE country whose existence is vaguely known to you), am not particularly interested in its culture (or rather: I am, but no more than that of countless other nations), and no, I don't speak Russian because even though Romanian features a fair amount of Slavic loanwords due to its geographical location, it is a Romance language first and foremost, whose closest living relative is Italian. I suppose I should try asking 'Oh, so you're English? What's your favourite restaurant in Coimbra and who's topping the charts in Denmark these days?'

pomenitul, Friday, 30 April 2021 13:16 (one month ago) link

*due to Romania's geographical location, rather

pomenitul, Friday, 30 April 2021 13:20 (one month ago) link

It’s kind of racism right? Sure they’re all* Slavs right?

*i am aware this does not apply to your crowd, tyvm

Scamp Granada (gyac), Friday, 30 April 2021 13:41 (one month ago) link

was going to say "these people are clearly fucking idiots" but thinking about how curious people here aren't about the world outside the UK & USA, yeah this is probably fairly standard.

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 30 April 2021 13:51 (one month ago) link

90% the time there’s no ill intent ime, but it does get exhausting after a while. I imagine this is also extremely common when you’re of East Asian descent: ‘Oh, you’re Vietnamese? Ni hao!’

pomenitul, Friday, 30 April 2021 13:57 (one month ago) link

Poorly structured "riddles" that circulate on social media. unlike good riddles, these are so confusingly worded that different people presenting the riddles will disagree on which one is the correct answer, and people who get it right act undeservedly smug about their correct answer.

Filibuster Poindexter (Neanderthal), Sunday, 2 May 2021 17:55 (one month ago) link

aforementioned organization i can't unsubscribe from is inviting me to a summit at which madeleine albright and amy klobuchar are speakers. you would have to pay me at least a million us dollars to sit through this.

superdeep borehole (harbl), Thursday, 6 May 2021 16:44 (one month ago) link

military-adjacent "mental health awareness" messages / campaigns. mental health is absurdly individualized when the elephants in the room (climate change, wage slavery, the fucking military / the brutality of american empire) are the biggest drivers of depression, anxiety, ptsd afaict. it is ultimately even more depressing and maddening imo to see this kind of messaging insist that there's basically no cause and effect when it comes to mental health, or that these big obvious social causes can't be a problem.

John Cooper of Christian rock band Skillet (map), Monday, 10 May 2021 15:19 (one month ago) link

100% otm/truth bomb

Feta Van Cheese (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 May 2021 15:27 (one month ago) link

I get mad when I see memes about suicide awareness with a picture of Robin Williams on them, when Robin Williams had Lewy Body Dementia and at the time of his death had already started a steep mental and physical decline that was going to kill him within the next eight years anyway.

Lily Dale, Monday, 10 May 2021 15:33 (one month ago) link

i never encountered this until recently but people who use the abbreviation BB for “be right back” instead of BRB

i have 3 coworkers who do it regularly chatting on teams like “out to lunch bb”

stop calling me baby

use the right abbrev


terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 11 May 2021 19:35 (one month ago) link

people who say "brb bio". i don't need to know something is coming out of u, that's already implied

Feta Van Cheese (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 11 May 2021 19:54 (one month ago) link

I had signed up for Paramount Plus for my mother through Prime, but didn't like it as you can't access it via the Paramount Plus Roku/Firestick app, you have to access it through Amazon Video. my mom is technologically challenged and I wanted to save some steps, so I let it expire at the end of its billing cycle, and signed up directly on Roku. showed her that she just had to click on the icon, and boom.

the other day, I get an email telling me I signed up for Paramount Plus on Prime. for whatever reason, mom took the long way around through Amazon Video instead of clicking on the Paramount app, didn't read the message that said she'd be starting a paid subscription, and signed up. so now I have two Paramount Pluses. woohoo.

Feta Van Cheese (Neanderthal), Sunday, 16 May 2021 02:31 (one month ago) link

(not really *angry* about that, just more annoyed that like two days after the subscription expired, she restarted it lol)

Feta Van Cheese (Neanderthal), Sunday, 16 May 2021 02:31 (one month ago) link

I get irrationally angry about people repeating the following common misconception: Roman month names don't match their place in the year because the Caesars added months named after themselves. Also Romans were dumb and didn't have enough months.

1. Because the year began in March, September being the seventh month, October being the eighth, etc. was exactly as one would expect.

2. The months now known as July and August weren't added. They were already there and they already had sensible names (Quintilis and Sextilis, for fifth and sixth).

3. While it's true that the Roman calendar occasionally drifted quite a bit from astronomical cycles, the Romans knew about the problem and worked on various ways of correcting it. It's not like they were idiots who forgot to have enough months.

cardio free europe (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 18 May 2021 02:14 (one month ago) link

people who answer a simple yes/no question with a goddamn MONOLOGUE

Feta Van Cheese (Neanderthal), Thursday, 20 May 2021 15:30 (one month ago) link


i deal with one of these regularly and the infuriating part is that the monologues get so lengthy that this person ends up answering the question as "yes" at the beginning but "no" by the end and i'm left more confused than ever!

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 20 May 2021 15:38 (one month ago) link

people who, when you say something relatively unambiguous, will reply "I just want to make sure you aren't saying (insert offensive thing that could not remotely be inferred by what you said unless you're willfully misreading it)"

Feta Van Cheese (Neanderthal), Monday, 24 May 2021 16:22 (one month ago) link

^^^ new board description.

pomenitul, Monday, 24 May 2021 16:24 (one month ago) link

kinda long

Feta Van Cheese (Neanderthal), Monday, 24 May 2021 16:28 (one month ago) link

I hate when I ask somebody about an important date or time or task, and they respond with some variation of "I already told you." And then you ask again, and they're all, look on the calendar. And I'm like, I don't want to have to look it up, that's why I'm asking you!

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 24 May 2021 16:30 (one month ago) link

I have had several managers like this over the years

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 24 May 2021 16:59 (one month ago) link

What happened to them?

epistantophus, Monday, 24 May 2021 17:21 (one month ago) link

Every piece of luggage that closes with a zipper and also has a second zipper to slightly expand its volume drives me insane with irrational anger because I never need to expand the volume yet always do that by accident instead of opening it

joygoat, Monday, 7 June 2021 14:40 (two weeks ago) link


Tracer Hand, Monday, 7 June 2021 15:09 (two weeks ago) link

Mark that zipper with tape/nail polish/etc.

nickn, Monday, 7 June 2021 16:14 (two weeks ago) link

epistantophus at 6:21 24 May 21
What happened to them?
they seem to have risen to senior management positions

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 7 June 2021 16:34 (two weeks ago) link

Disappointing. I had made up a scenario in my head wherein you kept “disappearing” your managers in a fit of irrational anger, but each new boss that came in did the same thing.

epistantophus, Monday, 7 June 2021 16:46 (two weeks ago) link

Overlapping "hold time" messages. I can't stand this

"While you're waiting, check out our website, at....."

"You are now #7 in queue - your estimated hold time is 10 minutes"

"our website, at, available from...."


"7 am to 10 pm, East-"

"You are now #7 in queue, your estimated hold time is 9 minutes"

Feta Van Cheese (Neanderthal), Monday, 7 June 2021 19:53 (two weeks ago) link

I hate it when you need to wait for somebody out in the car, like at the airport, where I am now, and it is 90 something degrees outside, and your windows are cracked but you're still sweating because you don't want to sit there with the car running and the AC on like a dick head.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 10 June 2021 19:32 (two weeks ago) link

i hate airport pickups simply because either you sit there for 20 minutes or if you wanna get there at the exact time, you have to factor in deplaning time, baggage check time (if they checked one), etc.

not a big deal in like afternoon to get there early, but one friend likes to take late flights and I don't like hanging out bored at the airport at 11:45 pm.

cancel culture club (Neanderthal), Thursday, 10 June 2021 20:09 (two weeks ago) link

challop: if you're kind enough to pick up a friend, it should be the norm that you get there 15 minutes after flight arrival time so you don't need to deal with airport bullshit like people telling you to move on from pickup areas

assert (matttkkkk), Thursday, 10 June 2021 23:20 (two weeks ago) link

my airport used to be militant about that shit, threatening to ticket my friend once, and now they just don't give a shit at all. it's so weird.

cancel culture club (Neanderthal), Thursday, 10 June 2021 23:26 (two weeks ago) link

if you're teaching a class and don't know the answer to a question and you message me to see if I can answer it for you, don't sit in silence and make the class wait 5 minutes for you to read my response and understand it, then explain it to them. move on and come back to it!

cancel culture club (Neanderthal), Friday, 11 June 2021 13:24 (two weeks ago) link

Stickers. Buying something that has a sticker on it that either won’t come off, or comes off in like 1000 pieces, or comes off but leaves a residue. Drives me up the wall. If you put so much time into making, marketing and selling this product, at least take a couple minutes to pay attention to the type and quality of sticker that you’re slapping on it. Haven’t they made any advances in sticker technology in the last 50 years?

epistantophus, Friday, 11 June 2021 14:08 (two weeks ago) link

judging by Fatheads, no

cancel culture club (Neanderthal), Friday, 11 June 2021 14:09 (two weeks ago) link

That's intentional so that customers won't be able to switch price stickers.

My sticker IA: Stores that put the sticker right on top of useful information on the packaging. Or stores that put the sticker on the "outside" of a thing that has some aesthetic component, meaning you have to through an extensive cleaning process to restore the appearance, when they could just as easily put it on the bottom. This last one mostly for thrift stores.

nickn, Friday, 11 June 2021 16:30 (two weeks ago) link

It's not just price stickers though, it's more often stickers that show off the features of the product that annoy the most.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 11 June 2021 16:34 (two weeks ago) link

lighter fluid and coconut oil are both supposed to be good at helping you peel off labels. were used in removing price tags from record sleeves, well at least lighter fluid. & I think that was listed among the hundred plus uses for coconut oil, does help to take other things off anyway.
But yeah is annoying

Stevolende, Friday, 11 June 2021 20:06 (two weeks ago) link

hi I tried that on my car and it blew up, thanks

cancel culture club (Neanderthal), Friday, 11 June 2021 20:26 (two weeks ago) link

I have a scraper thing with a razor blade at the end for getting rid of stickers, decals, etc

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 11 June 2021 20:27 (two weeks ago) link

People keep thinking this is the solutions thread

epistantophus, Friday, 11 June 2021 21:29 (two weeks ago) link

i think i have posted this before

but workplace benefits / 401k meetings are hell on earth because they are always clogged full of ppl asking insanely simple questions

there should be a 15 minute meeting for longterm employees and/or ppl who understand the terminology & basics & just need to know whats new & what the action items are

everyone else who is new to employment/banefits/or just a habitual stupid question asker goes to the hour-long meeting and can ask “what is an IRA?” or “what does HMO mean” etc

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 19:08 (two days ago) link

Agreed. Though I think that's rational anger. The first one I went to was taken up more by individuals asking detailed, personally-relevant questions, letting the other 35 attendees twiddle their thumbs.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 19:29 (two days ago) link

this might be rational anger too


when i am listening on earbuds using the earbud mic control toggle thing to pause a podcast/music

and then when i tap to start playing again & somehow the fkng iphone voice control app starts instead


uncontrolled RAGE




terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 25 June 2021 00:29 (three hours ago) link

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