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

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

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

Musicians not as bad except some are stupid, tweetwise anyway

dow, Saturday, 3 January 2015 05:47 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

all round to my place for fap :D

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

annual rolling threads that needn't be annual

mookieproof, Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:41 (three years ago) Permalink

-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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8569/16069669409_693c9d1c35.jpg

Je55e, Sunday, 11 January 2015 17:31 (three years ago) Permalink

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

Je55e, Sunday, 11 January 2015 17:32 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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

pplains, Monday, 12 January 2015 02:27 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

Also:

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

^^^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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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

Nhex, Monday, 12 January 2015 17:47 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

Canada Goose Parkas

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

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

temp agencies take that much?! damn.

Nhex, Monday, 12 January 2015 21:04 (three years ago) Permalink

i guess companies will pay to screw people out of benefits

Nhex, Monday, 12 January 2015 21:04 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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):
http://www.ihateworkinginretail.com/tag/i-hate-radioshack/

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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

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

baldie doin-brum.gif

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

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 (three years ago) Permalink

no i in yr a

so to speak

mookieproof, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 02:48 (three years ago) Permalink

the level of stress made my a feel i

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

_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):
http://www.ihateworkinginretail.com/tag/i-hate-radioshack/

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 (three years ago) Permalink

Stoned Je55e

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

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 (three years ago) Permalink

bill gates the spider

kinder, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 15:04 (three years ago) Permalink

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.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/dying-among-strangers-metro-victim-found-fellow-riders-who-tried-to-save-her-life/2015/01/13/98f6c37e-9b7a-11e4-bcfb-059ec7a93ddc_story.html?hpid=z3

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

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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

Je55e, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 21:29 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

Jesus, people are psychos

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Thursday, 6 December 2018 16:29 (one week ago) Permalink

☐ Yes, I know how to click a checkbox, we covered that in basic training
☐ Homeless vet, need job, please help

mick signals, Thursday, 6 December 2018 16:37 (one week ago) Permalink

Remind me never to go to any restaurant where people are shamed into standing during the national anthem. I’d be duty-bound to remain seated as an object lesson in actual freedom, and would get in all kinds of trouble from jingoistic bears of little brain.

In the UK, old people often stand for God Save The Queen when it plays after The Queen’s Christmas broadcast, and Christmas lunch cannot begin until the broadcast is over.

suzy, Thursday, 6 December 2018 17:20 (one week ago) Permalink

Eastern is building these custom M35A3 Deuce and a Half Cargo Trucks for Mission BBQ off-site catering services as they expand throughout the Eastern United States and beyond.

Trucks are completely serviced, improved tires, brakes rebuilt, new custom vinyl cab soft top, cross-rail with custom lighting, custom integrated dual rear boarding ladders.

President Keyes, Thursday, 6 December 2018 17:23 (one week ago) Permalink

wonder why Halliburton lost the contract

President Keyes, Thursday, 6 December 2018 17:24 (one week ago) Permalink

In the UK, old people often stand for God Save The Queen when it plays after The Queen’s Christmas broadcast, and Christmas lunch cannot begin until the broadcast is over.

― suzy, Thursday, December 6, 2018 9:20 AM (two minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

glad I've never been anywhere on christmas in britain where the tv has even been tuned to the channel broadcasting this

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 6 December 2018 17:26 (one week ago) Permalink

Same

Pierrot with a thousand farces (wins), Thursday, 6 December 2018 17:27 (one week ago) Permalink

"I started Black Rifle Coffee Company to provide a high-quality, roast-to-order coffee to the pro-2A and veteran communities. Between deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, I worked to refine both my coffee roasting skills and my firearms skills."

A guy I work with, who's a kind of *Del Boy ducker and diver and is right into his coffee - drinking it, buying it, selling it - showed me this company's website once. This is the same guy who, on hearing I was visiting my family in Scotland, tried to persuade to make a diversion to go and collect some coffee he was thinking of buying - I will not be your coffee mule I told him.

(*US ILXors are advised to Google here)

Monica Kindle (Tom D.), Thursday, 6 December 2018 17:30 (one week ago) Permalink

Well, the Scots I know are happy to stand if it will help them throw a variety of missiles at the television during the GSTQ bit. Otherwise, there’s always Channel 4.

suzy, Thursday, 6 December 2018 17:31 (one week ago) Permalink

Hastings, our tapes-and-CDs store, used to play the National Anthem every day...

... at 9:55 pm while they were trying to close the place.

pplains, Thursday, 6 December 2018 21:39 (one week ago) Permalink

there are a couple mission bbqs in my area and i will not go to one or eat the food they piss me off

i need to talk about backing into parking spaces. i fucking hate it. it makes me so mad when people do it. but i was thinking about something. my gym is in a place that has a parking garage. the parking garage does not have angled spots, people drive like maniacs inside it. it has terrible hairpin turns and no one uses the round mirrors. they just blast around them. if you are parked and a car larger than you parks next to you, backing out is a russian roulette game. you have to do it very slowly and even then...is this why everyone seems to back in in this garage? i still won't do it.

also it is hard to drive forward into a space to parallel park. because your back wheels don't steer. in my opinion.\

forensic plumber (harbl), Friday, 7 December 2018 02:36 (one week ago) Permalink

People in the grocery store who walk beside their cart and not behind it.

WmC, Friday, 7 December 2018 02:37 (one week ago) Permalink

people in the grocery store being generally spatially unaware is one of my things

forensic plumber (harbl), Friday, 7 December 2018 02:41 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah, like people that suddenlystop to check their phone. Don't get mad when I crash into you with my cart!

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 7 December 2018 02:49 (one week ago) Permalink

I live in Dallas and that Mission BBQ concept would not fly here, not a chance, go figure

rip van wanko, Friday, 7 December 2018 03:10 (one week ago) Permalink

Maybe you have other bbq options there

President Keyes, Friday, 7 December 2018 03:27 (one week ago) Permalink

Dear Lord.

https://i.imgur.com/x848AJ5.jpg

pplains, Friday, 7 December 2018 03:38 (one week ago) Permalink

I take back every mean thing I've said about the singin' waiters at Macaroni Grill.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B2WRBg6364

pplains, Friday, 7 December 2018 03:39 (one week ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/xKyu32Z.jpg

pplains, Friday, 7 December 2018 03:47 (one week ago) Permalink

^^ Gonna use that image from now on for my "OTM" posts.

pplains, Friday, 7 December 2018 03:47 (one week ago) Permalink

MISSION BBQ opened its doors for business on September 11, 2011.

jmm, Friday, 7 December 2018 03:58 (one week ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/26U10sn.jpg

"Goddammit. I knew we shoulda gone to Hooters."

pplains, Friday, 7 December 2018 03:59 (one week ago) Permalink

If I ever have a heart attack in a bbq place, just tell 'em I was only trying to stand for the national anthem.

pplains, Friday, 7 December 2018 04:00 (one week ago) Permalink

I don't understand the difficulty in driving into a parallel parking space? As long as there is nothing on the curb that you would hit, you can pretty much skim to overhang the curb until the back wheels pull in.

Yerac, Friday, 7 December 2018 04:36 (one week ago) Permalink

All these people at Mission BBQ = "these fucking losers".

Yerac, Friday, 7 December 2018 04:38 (one week ago) Permalink

I have a dream of a world where there will be Mission BBQ, but it'll be a corny cosplay hoot that people go to just to mock, like Medieval Times.

Brian Oenophile (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 7 December 2018 09:33 (one week ago) Permalink

Found myself taking a trolley from the stack yesterday and wondering why it wasn't pulling right as i took it around teh supermarket. It dipped massively as i put things in the front of it. So I took it back to get a new one. Looked at the wheels and realised that one was flat on one side.
I showed one of the managers, but I have a nasty feeling that it just went back out.
Not sure exactly how it had gotten int that state. Is that normal wear and tear plus age?

I mean don't they regularly inspect their entire fleet of trolleys? You don't get that kind of trouble from shopping baskets and they don't take up as much space in shopping aisles.

& would hate to be a non able bodied person picking up that trolley and trying to wheel it around.

Stevolende, Friday, 7 December 2018 10:39 (one week ago) Permalink

Not too long ago I got myself a cart from a parking lot to bring to the store, thinking I was helping them out. Something was wrong and the wheels just weren't moving, so I essentially had to drag it all the way to the entrance. When I got there a kid working at the store told me, oh, that cart is broken. So why was it just sitting out in the parking lot if you knew it was broken, I asked him? Shrug.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 7 December 2018 12:47 (one week ago) Permalink

THis was one of those shopping basket trolley things which is the main choice within the shop. & you mainly need to go to the queues to get them. Which would indicate somebody had just had to take the same one around.
Really not sure what does that wheel thing though if it is a gradual thing or a one time accident or what. Wheel looked ok on one side but totally flat on the other.

Just wondering what would be heavy enough in the shop for it to be a one off. Both heavy enough and not consciously heavy enough for somebody to go outside and get a wire larger trolley to take the weight.

Stevolende, Friday, 7 December 2018 13:29 (one week ago) Permalink

yes

puppy bash (darraghmac), Friday, 7 December 2018 14:15 (one week ago) Permalink

I've been hating everything for so long I don't remember what I've complained about before but current IA: When only one door is open in a double doorway and you barrel into the locked one with your arm out and barely avoid slamming your face into the door.

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Friday, 7 December 2018 14:58 (one week ago) Permalink

I really, really hate when there are double doors (even multiple ones at stores) and instead of people opening their own door they all wait to go through the ONE that someone has opened themselves.

Yerac, Friday, 7 December 2018 15:01 (one week ago) Permalink

I am getting absurdly angry right now thinking of it.

Yerac, Friday, 7 December 2018 15:03 (one week ago) Permalink

that's perfectly rational anger imo

fans annoyed as emily atack screams over nick knowles' kumquat (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 7 December 2018 15:03 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah, hate that. xps to IO

In my high school the double doors down by the band hall were like that, and one day a custodian or administrator switched the locked-unlocked order. One guy was horsing around and ran for the doors after doing something dumb and teenage, and put his hand through the glass of the door he thought was unlocked. Carved him up bad, including a lot of nerve damage.

WmC, Friday, 7 December 2018 15:06 (one week ago) Permalink

I am kind of an asshole about it. If there is a dynamic where a stream of people are entering in through door A and a line of people are leaving through door B and for some crazy reason the door B line chooses to not open their door and are waiting to squeeze in through door A...omg. I see this all the time. Even though I am going in the opposite direction I will open their door and say "THIS DOOR OPENS TOO."

Yerac, Friday, 7 December 2018 15:08 (one week ago) Permalink

You're about to go through a door where you have to scan an i.d. card. There are two people ahead of you. The first person scans their card and pushes the door open, holding it for the person behind. The second person refuses to touch the door and slides their body around to avoid the door after the first person lets go of it. The door closes right in front of you and locks. Then you have to dig out your i.d. to unlock the door and ride the elevator up with the asshole who wouldn't hold the door for one second.

President Keyes, Friday, 7 December 2018 15:09 (one week ago) Permalink

This might make some sense if you were worried about letting random weirdos into the building, but you work in the office across the hall and see me 5 times a day.

President Keyes, Friday, 7 December 2018 15:11 (one week ago) Permalink

I used to profile nicely dressed white men who would try to follow me through the swipe door at work (supposedly our floor had better coffee) just to annoy them.

Yerac, Friday, 7 December 2018 15:18 (one week ago) Permalink

Slinking through the held door like an armless serpent is vile behavior.

mick signals, Friday, 7 December 2018 16:06 (one week ago) Permalink

Can't believe Mission BBQ is real, seems like the Onion

Dan I., Friday, 7 December 2018 20:10 (one week ago) Permalink

The commentators talk of this Matt Tweedy all the time in this Italian football match; who the hell is Matt Tweedy?

Oh, Matuidi. Anglophones, fuck the way you mangle French stress and accent, it is entirely unnecessary, just think of him as Mattwee Dee rather than Matt Tweedy, grr.

anatol_merklich, Friday, 7 December 2018 22:39 (one week ago) Permalink

Anatol_merklich, for a long time my wife and I were both slightly puzzled by USian sportscasters speaking of the promising basketball team from Yukon. You know, the Canadian territory?

Ahem.

Took us years to realize they were discussing the University of Connecticut (UConn).

Brian Oenophile (Ye Mad Puffin), Saturday, 8 December 2018 03:13 (one week ago) Permalink

i’m watching a recent english language show which i will not name but apparently is making waves atm, and the leads are suddenly having it off which makes it blindingly obvious that one of them is going to die

calamity gammon (Autumn Almanac), Saturday, 8 December 2018 10:53 (one week ago) Permalink

ANYTHING in shops that doesn't have a price on it or very near it.
Beauty counters in department stalls are terrible, but also supermarkets, other random stores, and Ikea can be really frustrating trying to find out what something is and what it costs.

kinder, Saturday, 8 December 2018 22:05 (one week ago) Permalink

*department stores

kinder, Saturday, 8 December 2018 22:05 (one week ago) Permalink

I remember there used to be an adage for posh shops. If you need to know the price then you couldn't afford it anyway.

But that's got to do with money and trade both being vulgar and non-u.
So really not very helpful to anybody budget conscious which I would assume was most people.

Really hate it myself when there is no price visible. Liked it when things would all get a price tag attached ro at least a label sticker.

Stevolende, Saturday, 8 December 2018 23:05 (one week ago) Permalink

When the local Target opened 20 years ago they had price scanners at various locations on the floor that anyone could use. It was great but I can't remember the last time one of them worked.

nickn, Sunday, 9 December 2018 00:10 (one week ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/Wk0qA6N.jpg

pplains, Sunday, 9 December 2018 00:38 (one week ago) Permalink

Links in Wikipedia articles that redirect you to the page you're already reading.

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Monday, 10 December 2018 17:46 (one week ago) Permalink


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