So trivial, yet it really ticks you off.

Discussion in 'The Observation Bar' started by GHT, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    We have a fancy-pantsy brick sidewalk at work, one which the city refuses to maintain because they're too busy building custom sidewalks for art museums. The plow always dredges up a couple of frost-heaved bricks each winter, and when I called the city manager's office last spring to see about getting them replaced, they basically told me there was nothing they were going to do. So I had to fix it myself, with a bag of Redi-krete and a trowel and a lot of fulsome language. All these tourists who think it's funny to step in wet cement really got on my nerves. If you're not a Major Motion Picture Star nobody wants to see your stupid footprints in front of a theatre.
     
  2. Héctor Fernández

    Héctor Fernández One Too Many

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    And even then, lol.....That would definitely upset me quite some.

     
  3. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    At the end of every internet session I go into: "History" and clear that. Then I clear: "Browsing Data," after that I get rid of "Temporary Files, Cookies & Web Form Information." My computer is set to deny cookies, but I don't trust that. Clearing everything keeps my laptop running at speed, it's never slowed down, it also keeps me anonymous, advertisers have no idea of my age or gender, and they cannot work out my income because I rarely buy online. When I do, I take a note of the phone number and buy over the phone. The resulting adverts can be hilarious, i just had to share this one that popped up today.
    sex.png
     
  4. Lean'n'mean

    Lean'n'mean My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Maybe they do know your age after all. :D
     
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  5. Paisley

    Paisley I'll Lock Up

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    Maybe advertisers assume that someone with a scrubbed web history is looking for an affair.
     
  6. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    Yuck, my tea tastes really shitty out of my Arcopal, right now. Have to switch back to my porcelain coffee mug.
     
  7. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Do you two happen to work in internet advertising?
     
  8. Paisley

    Paisley I'll Lock Up

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    If I worked in internet advertising, I'd quit using 80-year-old models for products directed at 50-year-old women.
     
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  9. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    Man, it's really nice, to watch arte in french tone on a LCD TV. :D
     
  10. Touchofevil

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    Loud talkers
    Neighbors who talk so loud it’s as if they are in your house/yard. Those who talk so loud in restaurants that you cannot hear the one seated across the table. Those who don’t shut up and talk loud enough to be heard at a concert. I have been to more shows in the past couple of years where the talkers drown out the musicians on stage. I don’t understand why they are even there.
    :D
     
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  11. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    In the german 90s, the people still knew to whisper. In the 2000s, they sadly forgot this competence. ;) Upcoming mass-infantilism.
     
  12. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    There was a fellow, on the phone to his wife, in the queue at the supermarket checkout. On and on he went with such a load of tedious drivel, making sure that everyone around knew that Jemima and Tarquin were coming to dinner that evening. We heard about Jemima's allergies, Tarquin's wine preference and whether the asparagus was fresh in today. When he finally finished I just couldn't help myself: "Have you shut up, or have I gone deaf?" I said. He glared but everyone else smiled, broadly. Moron.
     
  13. 3fingers

    3fingers One Too Many

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    This is a pet peeve of mine whether it is volume control in public or people who think loudness helps their case in any disagreement. I really have nothing to add that Dr. Hertzler didn't cover in my signature line below.
     
  14. Paisley

    Paisley I'll Lock Up

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    I noticed restaurants and coffee shops are a lot quieter in Indianapolis than they were back in Denver. You can have a conversation here. In Denver, you have to shout.
     
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  15. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    Nice tip! If I would visit the US, I know now, which state to prefer. :D
     
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  16. Trash Pickup

    I usually put the trash cans out the day or night before so that I don't have to be running around the next morning. But I still end up having to run out the curb because everybody has last minute stuff to throw out! I say if it isn't going to rot it can wait till next week!
     
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  17. MisterCairo

    MisterCairo I'll Lock Up

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    I do, however, think it quaint that you heard about "Jemima and Tarquin" coming over. In Canada, it would be "Mykala and Jakob"...
     
  18. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    I hate biting myself aside in my mouth. It was so harsh, that I had to rinse and finish with cold water to stop the blood, aaargh. :confused:
     
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  19. One time when it happened I wasn't doing anything but my jaw suddenly snapped down on my tongue like a steel trap.
     
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  20. tonyb

    tonyb Vendor

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    Forced laughter.

    There’s a fellow on a “reality” home rehab show on the DIY Network whose laugh sounds as phony as, well, a TV reality show.
     
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