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May 19 14 11:21 PM
SteveZodiak wrote:actual conversation, Starbucks,
three recent Chico State grads discussing finals week:
Like..like...like ..I literally read the whole, like, book, like literally in like one night.
Dude, like thaz awesome!
Like, for reals.
May 19 14 11:27 PM
SuZanBare wrote:1. People who send Christmas Cards with only pictures of their kids or pets?!?!?
I dont wanna see only your kids, I want to see the whole FAMILY!
Mimeographed Christmas cards. Sent en masse detailing the year's events for the busy family. You know: Little Samantha just cut her baby teeth, the dog had puppies, etc.
May 20 14 12:40 AM
Mil Mascaras wrote:strangenstein wrote:3) This isn't driving-related, but I'm not keen on foul-mouthed people. Anyone who swears like a drunken sailor with Tourette Syndrome automatically drops a few respect notches with me. (For what it's worth, to keep ME from cussing at other drivers, I use the term "Dill Weed". "You Dill Weed, what are you doing?!?" Works for me.)I used to use the name "Sam" for bad drivers. "Hey Sam, watch where you're going!" "Move it, Sam." Then one day, I hired a new guy at my job and at that moment in time his car was in the shop and he didn't have a way to get to work for his first couple of days - so I offered to give him a ride for the first week. As you probably guessed, his name was Sam, and as I cursed and called all bad drivers "Sam", he sat quietly for the entire hour ride to work. On the ride home, as I found myself behind another slow-driving Sam and as I commented on Sam's poor driving, my new employee quietly asked if I had something against people named Sam and asked if I could possibly find another name for bad rivers - at least while he was driving with me. Imbecile that I am, I actually wasn't even aware that my comments were offensive to him. I apologized and clammed up. To make a long story a bit shorter, Sam turned out to be a fellow Monsterkid and he has been my best friend for the last 28 years.
strangenstein wrote:3) This isn't driving-related, but I'm not keen on foul-mouthed people. Anyone who swears like a drunken sailor with Tourette Syndrome automatically drops a few respect notches with me. (For what it's worth, to keep ME from cussing at other drivers, I use the term "Dill Weed". "You Dill Weed, what are you doing?!?" Works for me.)
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Mattel Jones wrote:SuZanBare wrote:2. Bicyclists who do not stop at stop signs.In heavy traffic areas this can be very dangerous, but as someone who commutes daily on a bicycle it just doesn't make sense to come to a full stop at every sign. That said I am very careful about what I can't see ahead of me, and unless the street is entirely deserted I never ignore red traffic lights. The times I do come to a complete stop at a stop sign (respecting that another vehicle has right of way by virtue of timing) they almost always wave me through the intersection which to be honest I find a bit annoying. I once had a lady, in an SUV, who was going in the same direction as me catch up to me, coming dangerously close alongside, pausing from her cell phone conversation, in order to berate me for flying through an empty four way stop. So I know this is an issue with some people.
SuZanBare wrote:2. Bicyclists who do not stop at stop signs.
May 20 14 10:34 AM
May 20 14 2:39 PM
I think if you asked my daughter what irritates me, she'd say "everything."
1. Of the driving sort. On the freeway, people who think that simply putting on their blinker miraculously opens a safe place to change lanes.
2. As someone else stated here, drivers cutting me off then immediately hitting their brakes and slowing down.
3. Any clerk or cashier who can't be bothered to say "thank you" when I purchase something.
4. Any fast food restaurant that chooses the person with the worst command of the English language to work the drive-thru window.
5. At the San Francisco Giants games. The group of twenty-somethings in front of me who spend 90% of the game laughing, talking, taking selfies and never watching the game.
6. Someone choosing to keep talking on their cell phone while trying to pay for a purchase. This usually happens when there is a long line behind them.
7. People who pay with their ATM card, but have NO CLUE WHATSOEVER how the process works. The cashier has to explain, "Now enter your pin number. Now press okay." Once again, this usually happens when there is a long line behind them.
8. Cyclists. Cyclists. Cyclists. Especially in the city environment. Running red lights, ignoring traffic laws, ignoring pedestrians and drivers, etc. San Francisco has to be the worst in the entire country. It's no wonder since a cyclist here, trying to break a speed record, ran a red light, sped his bike into a pedestrian crossing and killed an elderly man. Killed him. The guy had no remorse and wound up serving no jail time.
9. Waiting in line at the donut shop and the person in the front of the line is sloooowly selecting each donut for their dozen. As if this process was the culmination of their life's work. They're just donuts!
10. Perfectly able folks, with no handicap placard, parking in designated handicapped parking spaces. This is generally practiced by the aforementioned twenty-somethings. I wish them some debilitating illness or medical procedure to see why those spaces are necessary.
11. The seemingly accepted pronunciation of "ask" as "ax."
12. And, most importantly, any acts of inconsiderate distraction at the movies. Texting, talking, cell conversations, feet on the seats, etc. If you want to do these things, then stay home and do it to your hearts content.
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May 20 14 2:49 PM
Python wrote:5. At the San Francisco Giants games. The group of twenty-somethings in front of me who spend 90% of the game laughing, talking, taking selfies and never watching the game.
May 20 14 4:13 PM
Mil Mascaras wrote:Python wrote:5. At the San Francisco Giants games. The group of twenty-somethings in front of me who spend 90% of the game laughing, talking, taking selfies and never watching the game.Are these fools throughout the stadium? My wife and I are planning to go up and catch a ballgame there next month - are there any areas where they are less likely to annoy?
May 20 14 5:30 PM
blackbiped wrote:"This one is none of my business, but for the life of me I can't understand people who show up to a movie 10-15 minutes late but still sit down and watch it."
I was thinking about this the other day, specifically about how back in the old days it seemed to be standard procedure to just go to a movie and walk in and start watching it regardless of start time, then watch the next showing until the point where you came in. In fact, this is where the saying "This is where I came in" comes from. (I can still watch movies I first saw more than 40 years ago and think "This is where I came in.")
Or if we got to the theater with five or ten minutes left of the previous showing, we thought nothing of standing in the back and watching the end. Of course this may have been something I did mostly when I was a kid and plotlines didn't mean as much to me.
When I was a kid, the theaters didn't even advertise their showtimes. You went when you felt like it and you got there when you got there. It was a challenge to watch the end of one film, sit through the second feature, then watch the first film, reconstructing things in your mind until it all made sense -- usually.
Of course, you can't do that anymore. The theater staff starts cleaning up 1.15 sceonds after the frst credit shows, and they really hustle you out of there. You'd have to hide out for 45 minutes to see a second showing for "free."
May 20 14 6:07 PM
MacXoftheMounted wrote:Too broad a subject.
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Geez - to use an old Rat Pack phrase, youse guys talk like a buncha Clydes!
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