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Petty Hates

Post 13521

Pastey

I think it's because they rush out code, don't really think about what they need/want it to do, have to get new features in. That sort of thing.


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Post 13522

Mr. X ---> I spent a year dead for tax purposes. It worked so well that I'm going to do it again.

You shouldn't use 'em.

smiley - pirate


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Post 13523

Pastey

I try not to smiley - erm


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Post 13524

swl

PH - charity bag packers at supermarket checkouts. Most of the time I pay for groceries by debit card and don't carry loose change so I either have to look like a tight git and say "Don't pack my bags" or I have to get cash from the till to give them a £1.


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Post 13525

Pastey

I share that petty hate!

I've said several times to the supermarket I go to, "Please, can you have a few tills that *don't* have them on?" But no, every weekend there's a load of kids packing bags for charity.

I don't mind if they want to do it, I don't mind if people want them to do it, but I find they just get in the way. I cycle to the supermarket, I take my shopping home in my cycle-bags, they've not got a clue how to pack them to balance, let alone not putting the soft stuff at the bottom. And if you say to them "No thanks, I'll pack my own," they don't get out of the way! They stand there at the end of the till, blocking the space you want to put your trolley!

I have actually lost it with them a couple of times and asked them to move out of the way.

And I've never given them money.

I think the reason I've never given them money though, is I've never seen a charity I'd actually be willing to give money to. I'm sorry, but if your precious little snowflake wants subsidised dancing lessons, then tough. I don't want dancing lessons, I don't care if your little princess wants dancing lessons, I'm not giving you any money for it.


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Post 13526

Menthol Penguin - Currently revising/editing my book

People online who eat and don't mute their microphone. The sound of people chomping and chewing and slurping is disgusting.


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Post 13527

You can call me TC

I chew and slurp on the phone at people who are rude enough to call when it's really my lunch break. (Not answering is not an option)

smiley - tongueincheek

and back to the birds which annoy us - crows. This morning a friend told me that two crows were attacking her old cat. They are ugly and make a horrible noise and we are in danger of being overrun by them.


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Post 13528

KB

If anyone rings me at lunch they tend to find they've got the wrong number. smiley - whistle


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Post 13529

quotes

>The sound of people chomping and chewing and slurping is disgusting.

Isuspect this might be culturally-learned disgust. I am informed that in China, people aren't disgusted by it, and indeed they can be offended by a foreigner who keeps their mouth closed while they eat, rather than joining in the conversation.


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Post 13530

Cheerful Dragon

Attitudes to noisy eating and drinking are definitely a feature of one's culture. Noisy eating and/or drinking in some oriental countries isn't just tolerated, it's expected. The noise made indicates the enjoyment of the food and drink.

Doesn't mean I want to hear somebody eating their food, whether they're on the other end of the phone or across the table from me.smiley - yuk


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Post 13531

swl

PH - adverts on Youtube Setting a playlist to run in the background and every couple of songs there's an advert at 50% higher volume.


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Post 13532

Menthol Penguin - Currently revising/editing my book

Programs that change the sound of other programs when focus is on them despite me setting windows not to do it.

I switch to my web browser when dead in Team Fortress 2 and the volume of spotify becomes louder because it's not focussed on TF2 and it's driving me mad. Only started doing it recently as well.


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Post 13533

Sho - gainfully employed again

i hear you all about slurping, chomping and eating with your mouth open like a food mixer.

I work with a LOT of Koreans. It drives me insane.


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Post 13534

Mr. X ---> I spent a year dead for tax purposes. It worked so well that I'm going to do it again.

Personally I don't have anything against crows.

smiley - pirate


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Post 13535

quotes

This PH is related to cakes. There's something slightly weird about the way so much time and money is lavished on turning a piece of sponge into the centrepiece of a celebration, sometimes by employing ingenious designs and mechanisms to create what can be a work of art, perhaps a replica of a building, a musical instrument or other fantasy creation. But the materials used are patently unsuitable for this task; it would be far more sensible to make an artwork out of wood or metal, *and* it wouldn't then get destroyed by having loads of drunk people thoughtlessly woofing it down their gullets. It all smacks of decadence to deliberately use cake as an engineering material.

I realise I could be accused of missing the point here...

(In case you haven't guessed, I don't really like eating cake anyway)


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Post 13536

You can call me TC

Even more intricate things are made of ice, or sand or flower heads. Or balloons http://news.distractify.com/culture/arts/balloon-sculpture-time/

They don't get eaten, but they only last till the next tide, or till the party's over, too.

I think this is just an example of the actual making of the object being the whole idea. It is very satisfying designing and crafting these things, but afterwards, you don't know what to do with it, so make it, take a picture, then chuck it away, or let it melt, deflate, or get digested. We don't have time these days to clutter up our houses with things which get in the way and which only have a limited attraction. We say "my godson made this", dust them and huff and puff every time we have to sidle around them, and then wake up one morning wondering how long we intend to do this.

You can't have your cake and eat it. So, eating, IMHO, is the best option.


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Post 13537

deb - I'm in love with my soup maker & I don't care who knows it

The bubble gum machine made of balloons was awesome!

Deb smiley - cheerup


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Post 13538

swl

When the weather means butter is either rock hard from the fridge or soft and runny if left out.


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Post 13539

winnoch2 - Impostair Syndromair Extraordinaire

Briefly returning to the charity packers, just to totally agree with the earlier comment from pastey; even setting aside the annoyance factor of being psychologically bullied into giving to these parasites and their inability to pack as well or as fast as I can, the charities they are raising money for are pathetic. Almost always holidays for private school-kids or new ipads for the maths class or something similarly and spectacularly undeserving!

and no, I never give; I politely say 'no thanks'.


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Post 13540

ITIWBS

...baggers at the supermarket who throw the cans, bottles and jars on to of the pastries or eggs, or put (wet) green groceries in the same bag with dry goods like flour or sugar, or toss the melon on top of the strawberries or bananas...


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