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Petty Hates

Post 1001

William of Middenshire, Keeper of Mammals Beginning with "W" and Goatee Beards

Oo, how I agree on the internet pages that won't let you go back!

Equally annoying are the screens that say "This Page Has Expired," sites that have tinny computerised music, and the fact that, even if I type in a word like "Splungiferousness" on Google, the first search result always seems to be "Buy Splungiferousness Products From K*L*O*.com" of "A*A*O*.com" (I'm sure you know the sites I'm on about!)

W of M


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Post 1002

Researcher 185550

I know exactly what you mean. I'm sure pop- up ads have been mentioned already, but i'm going to mention them again.

And Bearings. yes I know we need them to get around, but I hate them.


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Post 1003

AlexoOo

What is there to hate about bearings?

Small shiny silver balls?

Why can't you hate something more sensible, like gettting hair in your mouth, or job interviews?


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Post 1004

The Groob

The unwritten rule that as soon as you get settled in bed to watch some TV the remote control will fall to the floor just out of reach.


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Post 1005

Researcher 185550

Not ball bearings. Bearings, as in:

If C is 265 degrees around from B, how far is A from D?


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Post 1006

The Groob

The 27th letter of the alphabet. Known by its advocates as 'haiche'.


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Post 1007

Researcher 185550

smiley - biggrin

People who are sure there's a difference between "a hundred" and "one hundred".


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Post 1008

chickadee (wheee!)

there is -- a hundred is an estimate, some biggish number, but one hundred is precise. remember sig figs from chemistry?

*sorry, couldn't resist*

i hate it when things are over-explained.

and when you tear a biece of paper out of a notebook, but one corner stays in.

and typos in published things, like books.


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Post 1009

Researcher 185550

A hundred is singular. One of it (it'd be some hundreds or thereabouts). When I say there's a hundred pence in a pound, does that mean that there's approximately one hundred pence in a pound?


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Post 1010

Dinnerlady [The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom]William Blake. Top lad:)

I hate that awkward moment at the office when you're walking down a corridor & you don't know whether to smile immediately at the other person coming in the opposite direction, then ignore them, hold it for ages, or ignore them until you're really close, *then* smile.... smiley - doh


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Post 1011

Researcher 185550

I always choose the latter, I have the excuse that I'm shortsighted.


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Post 1012

The Groob

That situation is well documentated in the Meaning Of Liffe!

Another similar situation is when you're walking home from work and a colleague (you get on okay with them) is walking in front of you at a slightly slower speed. What to do?

Do you reach them and say 'hello goobye' then walk roughly next to them for a while and look silly saying nothing.

Slow down.

Try to innitiate conversation when you're both knackered and want only to go home.


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Post 1013

Researcher 185550

Ah I say hello, despite the fact that I am a [email protected] conversationalist.

That feeling I get in my knee when my legs are tired.


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Post 1014

winnoch2 - Impostair Syndromair Extraordinaire

When you buy a new lightbulb- especially one of these long life things, and it is a totally different shade of white from the ones you alread have.

I don't think i've ever had a room where all the light fittings have bulbs of the same colour smiley - wah


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Post 1015

Researcher 185550

Adds character to a room.

Ironing.


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Post 1016

The Groob

People who try to sing along to songs they don't know the words to, or even worse, songs they haven't even heard before.


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Post 1017

Researcher 185550

People who don't tell you all the rules of the game you're playing.


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Post 1018

AlexoOo

Reading quotes from books you have read in a forum, and being unable to remember where they are from.


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Post 1019

Researcher 185550

The way the name of that brilliant film you've always meant to see somehow eludes you when you walk into the rental shop.


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Post 1020

AlexoOo

Irons, Ironing boards, And Sodding Ironing.


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