So trivial, yet it really ticks you off.

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  1. Hercule

    Hercule Practically Family

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    I have recently (well, for quite some time actually) have found that as I age (i'm 56) I have an increasingly lower tolerance for noise. Maybe it's just cabin fever from working at home with the family around, but I simply cannot concentrate with people talking around me or other ambient noises. And there always seems to be something lurking in the background - the neighbor playing music that sounds like an idling truck, another neighbor mowing his lawn for the umpteenth time this week (or is it today?) or my family talking nonsense or narrating everything they do. It simply drives me crazy and, while I'm naturally irritable to begin with, it makes me even more so.
     
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  2. Trenchfriend

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    Yesterday, I dismantled the pipe connection under my kitchen sink because of troubleshooting.

    But wow, I had never expected, that so much "muck" clues on the pipe walls!! I waste leftovers in my garbage can and only very small crumbles land in the sink, so I was really suprised! And I sometimes sucked with the plunger, furthermore.

    So, I unscrewed all parts and cleaned them as good as possible in my bathtub. :rolleyes:
     

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  3. GHT

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    There are some names that parents give their babies that they simply never think through. The child has to grow up with that tag and if it's anything like the poor little soul on a news report last night, it will be changed as soon as that child becomes old enough to do so. The baby was named: Urhyness (pronounced "your highness")

    What cracked me up was the way the interview went, talking about Urhyness as though it was an everyday name, seriously. Thankfully, my name of Robert was never shortened to Bob or Bobby, but it was often cited as ROBERT!!! That's when I knew that I was in deep doo-doo.
     
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  4. MisterCairo

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    People who think a taco is a sandwich.
     
  5. tonyb

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    Bill Cosby said, in an old routine, that thanks to his father, he was 15 before he realized his first name wasn’t actually Goddamnit! And his brother Russell? His name was Jesus Christ!
     
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  6. LizzieMaine

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    And people who think a hamburger isn't.
     
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  7. tonyb

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    True ’nuff. But “hamburger sandwich” feels as redundant as, say, “BLT sandwich.”
     
  8. Zombie_61

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    Or "taco taco". :D
     
  9. Trenchfriend

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    I saw this cute one in supermarket. Peanutbutter, so I had to try. :rolleyes: Seems to be brand by Hershey's.

    Popular in the US??
     

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  10. Fading Fast

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    A very popular candy in the US. There are many variations of it, but no matter how they do it, you can't go too wrong with peanut butter and chocolate together.
     
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  11. MisterCairo

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    And Canada.
     
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  12. Bushman

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    Ah, my absolute favorite since childhood! Reese's Peanut butter cups are my gold standard for peanut butter and chocolate candy.
     
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  13. KILO NOVEMBER

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    Be careful of the miniatures. They are about 1/2 inch across (1.27 centimeters for those of you who bought the metric system hook, line, and sinker). They come in bags of various weights. You can open a bag and the next thing you know, it's empty and you just added thousands of calories to your diet.
     
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  14. LizzieMaine

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    It's been my observation that anything labeled "Fun Size" rarely lives up to its billing. I once ate an entire bag of "Fun Size" Kit Kats one unfortunate Halloween night, and the experiences of the rest of that long evening fell quite a good bit short of "fun."
     
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  15. belfastboy

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    First day of school, grade one, there were three of us in the class, same name. Teacher looked at us...said, "Okay, you are Robert, you are Bobby and you are Bob (me!). Funny thing is that it stuck with us all through 12th grade.
     
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  16. Zombie_61

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    Around here it depends upon who you ask. Most of the women I know seem to love them, and most of the guys (myself included) can take them or leave them. That filling they dare to call "peanut butter" is absolutely the worst variety of the stuff that I've ever tasted.
     
  17. Hercule

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    Should have been a trivial annoyance but it isn't now and I am VERY upset over it.

    Just three weeks ago we closed on a house. The previous owners had been there 3 years during which time the did absolutely no yard work. The first thing we did was clean up the yard and and flower beds. It was a hell of a lot of work. Well, it seems that our replacement mailman, who we have at least once a week, likes to cut through the flower beds to get to the mailbox near the front door. When I saw him do it today I went right out and confronted him. He refused to offer an explanation as to why he thought that was an acceptable thing to do, and instead assumed an attitude saying I shouldn't come up on him like I did - I just opened the front door and stepped out. I repeatedly asked for his name but he just flipped me off with a flick of the wrist as he walked away to finish delivering on the street He apparently called it in when he saw me on the phone. I was calling the post office to initiate a complaint. Sure enough a supervisor drove up a few minutes later and a while after that rang my doorbell, inquiring about an "altercation". Here's where it heads south. The carrier claimed that I shoved him away with a finger to the chest. I was simply floored by that claim. I never laid a finger on him, let alone get close enough. We were never closer than 3 or 4 feet apart. At no point were we even face to face, he remained sideways to me, turning away. Besides he's a full head taller and a big burly young guy. Like I was going to do something like push him away and he was going to let me do it without responding. The supervisor said they would post a note about our address telling the carriers not to walk through the flower beds. Seriously, such a thing needs to be posted?

    I'm simply at a loss to think why he would do such a thing. I never though it would happen to me.
     
  18. Trenchfriend

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    You know these people, leaving their rail tickets on their seat or on the top of the side-mounted waste bin, when leaving the rail?

    What's the problem on disposing it??
     
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  19. tonyb

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    I could tell a similar story. To make it short, it involved a letter carrier saving himself going down about half a dozen steps and up an equal number at the house next door (mine) by walking over a flat-roofed garage.

    Does a letter carrier really have to be told that roofs aren’t for foot traffic?

    We (my brother lived in the house next door; the garage was his) solved the problem by taking out a small section of chain-link fence.

    Just a mild annoyance in comparison to your tale. It galls to be accused of what you didn’t do. And it galls to be so transparently lied to.
     
  20. People who post pictures of themselves on social media wearing a mask. I know they're doing that to show that they're "doing their part" but to me it smacks of virtue signalling. I may have to wear one but I feel zero need to have a picture of myself wearing it.
     
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