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Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby Peddle Up! » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:23 pm

You know the kind of things I mean. Here are a couple of mine...

Opening a pack of painkillers to find that the leaflet is ALWAYS folded over the blister packs. Not 50% of the time as chance would dictate, but ALWAYS. :twisted:

Living with someone who persistently leaves drawers and cupboards slightly open. She knows who she is! :)
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby Cubic » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:48 pm

When people put the toilet roll on the wrong way round, so that the loose end is pressed up next to the wall and not dangling freely away from the wall.
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby DorsetKnob » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:51 pm

Fellow cyclists who refer to their bike as 'steed' or even worse 'trusty steed'!
Don't know why, and I know it shouldn't, but it really gets on my pip.
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby pb21 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:56 pm

DorsetKnob wrote:Fellow cyclists who refer to their bike as 'steed' or even worse 'trusty steed'!
Dont know why, and I know it should'nt, but it really gets on my pip.


More annoying is 'rig'.
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby Peat » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:57 pm

I don't think there is enough bandwidth for me to list everything that razzes me off.
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby nicklouse » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:57 pm

Cubic wrote:When people put the toilet roll on the wrong way round, so that the loose end is pressed up next to the wall and not dangling freely away from the wall.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby Cubic » Thu Nov 01, 2012 13:02 pm

nicklouse wrote:
Cubic wrote:When people put the toilet roll on the wrong way round, so that the loose end is pressed up next to the wall and not dangling freely away from the wall.

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Thank you! How can some people think that's a good way to orientate your toilet roll :?:
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby DorsetKnob » Thu Nov 01, 2012 13:03 pm

pb21 wrote:
DorsetKnob wrote:Fellow cyclists who refer to their bike as 'steed' or even worse 'trusty steed'!
Dont know why, and I know it should'nt, but it really gets on my pip.


More annoying is 'rig'.


Yep, that'll do it.
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby daviesee » Thu Nov 01, 2012 13:03 pm

Metal coat hangers rattling.
Don't know why but it really, really irritates me. Pathetic. :oops:
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby ChrisAOnABike » Thu Nov 01, 2012 13:15 pm

Bad spellig and grammer iritate the bejesus out of me. :)

Joking apart, my particular hates at the moment are plurals with apostrophes in them. They're getting more and more widespread, and it does my head in. It is never, ever, ever correct to include an apostrophe just to make a plural.

So I'm forever seeing things like day (singular) becoming day's rather than days, in the plural for instance.

And it's more work, not less, to include the bonus apostrophes, so it's not a question of laziness, with which I can sympathise (for instance, in IM chats I almost never bother with capitals or puctuation at all).

The worst I've seen is "Todays new's". That's a hanging offence, goddammit.

If you don't like this one, I have plenty of others. 'Infer' when they mean 'imply'... 'ignorant' when they mean 'arrogant'... the list is endless.

Sorry, can't help it. When I read something with spelling errors in it, it's like they're highlighted in red, and it becomes literally difficult to read. Weird, but true. More of a curse than anything else, a lot of the time.
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby johnfinch » Thu Nov 01, 2012 13:27 pm

Brits writing "program" when it should be "programme". :evil:
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby kieranb » Thu Nov 01, 2012 13:34 pm

Whilst lane swimming slower swimmers who start off just as you approach the end of the lane and then you have to pass them.

People who leave a mess/stain in the toilet bowl.
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby AchillesLeftKnee » Thu Nov 01, 2012 13:38 pm

Any news article that contains one or more of "the community", "come to terms with" or "poigniant mark of respect" really gets my goat.

johnfinch wrote:Brits writing "program" when it should be "programme". :evil:

Unless they're writing about software, in which case it's "program" unless said software is to be taken thrice daily after meals under medical supervision.
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby ChrisAOnABike » Thu Nov 01, 2012 13:46 pm

kieranb wrote:Whilst lane swimming slower swimmers who start off just as you approach the end of the lane and then you have to pass them.

^^^ god yes.
People who leave a mess/stain in the toilet bowl.

^^^ and people that can't aim. Do they p*ss on their own bathroom floor ffs???

If you can't aim, sit.

Not sure this thread is good for my blood pressure, tbh :)
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby AchillesLeftKnee » Thu Nov 01, 2012 13:53 pm

ChrisAOnABike wrote:If you can't aim, sit.

Ladies can, under certain circumstances, miss from a seated position.
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby Tom Dean » Thu Nov 01, 2012 13:59 pm

DorsetKnob wrote:Fellow cyclists who refer to their bike as 'steed' or even worse 'trusty steed'!
Dont know why, and I know it should'nt, but it really gets on my pip.
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ChrisAOnABike wrote:The worst I've seen is "Todays new's". That's a hanging offence, goddammit.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby baldwin471 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 14:02 pm

People who can't differentiate between Their, There and They're. Or Your & You're.
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby ben@31 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 14:09 pm

Impoliteness.

Here are 2 examples from yesterday....

I was walking along a corridor behind two women. The women went through a fire door and they left it to slam in my face rather than hold the door open for one second. They just did not care I was right behind them and the door would close.

Second example is going to a cafe on my own. I spend ages patiently cueing to get a drink, then as I'm getting my drink a group of people have just walked in and sat down at the only table without buying anything yet. Again, they don't care that they are screwing over everyone who walked in before them.

It's almost as annoying as being in a pub and some guy holding a fiver in the air jumps in front of you, as the indecisive barmaid is unable to realise who's next. If the guy was any good, he would have the decency to say "The other guy was here before me".

These are all things that I would not do, I'm not selfish.

What ever happened to decency, respectability, caring for others and chivalry?

I've never had this problem parking my car though. As people around here are that lazy, they must park as close to the door of Tescos as they can, rather than walk 100m across the carpark where there is an abundance of empty spaces.
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby Blacktemplar » Thu Nov 01, 2012 14:20 pm

kieranb wrote:People who leave a mess/stain in the toilet bowl.

:oops: My bad.... to be fair, whilst Cillit Bang! can remove radioactive particles from Dounreay's reactor walls, it struggles to shift my poo off the porcelain.
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby BigJimmyB » Thu Nov 01, 2012 14:21 pm

Twunts on the train who bump past you (you're seated) and smack you with their bag. I got a 'hot ear' yesterday from some pillock's bag whacking me upside my head.

Not even an acknowledgement ever and it happens at least twice a day.

I'm going to stop there - it's the most forefront 'irk' in my mind right now. I have seriously considered a book on this subject (irritations). I could fill 300 pages in a week!

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