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  1. Captain

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    Heres a spot for life's minor complaints. Things that get under your craw for no particular reason. I'll start;

    I can't stand it when I check into a hotel and the front desk calls my room a few minutes after I get there to ask, "if everything is okay?"

    Well, yes, besides the phone ringing and interrupting me on my phone with my wife, or in the bathroom, or whatever I'm doing. I know they are just doing their job and it's supposed to be a nice gesture...but how about I call you if there's a problem?
     
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    ATM machines that prompt for your language of choice.

    Why can't that information be imbedded on the card?

    -Skip
     
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    Gotta agree with that...
     
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    The term ATM Machine. ;-)
     
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    The front desk incorrectly assumed you weren't with your wife.
     
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    So do I, but it's worse when I tell them there is a problem and they don't fix it. I had this problem in the Waco TX Holiday Inn once. The door wouldn't latch for three days, while I waited for them to find 30 seconds and a file to fix it.
     
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    Hello, this is the Department of Redundancy Department, how may I help you?
     
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    Yup. When people punch their PIN numbers into the ATM machine. We're already dealing with quite a lot of RAS syndrome on this thread. Figured it would happen.
     
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    Having 50 items in your cart at aircraft spruce and when you click the checkout button it goes to a blank page. and won't allow you to order any thing.

    click


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    click.

    &^()$#@ internet.
     
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    Motorcycles that lane split on the ON RAMP or on the freeway when traffic is going well over the posted speed limit.

    And yes, I have an M1 and have owned, in my name, three motorcycles.

    I saw this happen today and a person in a convertible flipped the motorcycle off. They almost caused an incident on the on ramp and honestly they give all of us good motorcycle riders a bad name. We call them squids.
     
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    Recursion: See Recursion.
     
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    Traffic officers working a road construction detail that spend all of their time watching the construction work instead of watching for the TRAFFIC
     
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    People who go to the self-checkout lane at the grocery store with an entire cart's worth of groceries and check an item out one at a time, and then get stuck at figuring out the PLU for lettuce.

    Self-checkout lanes are there for people with less than 15 items that can just breeze through it. If you have a cart full of junk go to the regular lane where the cashiers, who are trained to operate the machine quickly, will do it much faster.

    I swear, every time I go to Safeway, Shoppers, Giant, or whatever, someone is taking up the whole self-checkout area with their cart filled to the brim.
     
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    It is coming. The ATM as my office remembers all my preferences - language, default amount, no receipt, etc. I am sure it is stored on the bank server, of course.
     
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    Woah, you ride a motorcycle too?
     
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    Writing some long-a$$ post in a little box and then hitting the wrong button with your palm or something and having it disappear into the ether forever.
     
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    Reminds me of this one fellow that would not stop messing with his phone down in a bottom row. Saw him at the machine to pay for parking and had a few choice words for him.
     
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    Only if posted 15 items or less. If not, fair game, my friend. I do always look behind me in line for someone with just a loaf or gallon first, and offer them the scanner first.
     
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    I agree with this, but would like to add people who feel the need to count items of other shoppers and give me static because I have 16 items instead of 15.
     
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    Shoot, I've got 1,000,001 pet peeves. These don't even scratch the surface.

    1. people that feel like they have to yell into cells.
    2. drivers not paying attention to the stop light when it turns green. They make it through at the last second, but no one behind them does.
    3. approaching a red light and the driver in the next lane that decides he wants to be #1 in my lane and pulls in front of me and brakes hard for the light.
    4. someone calls me at work and doesn't have any of the information ready to begin the discussion so I'm stuck holding the phone while he/she then prepares for the call.
    5. the contest at my house to see who can get the last piece of trash on top of the pile in the trash can before it starts sliding off.
    6. I'll buy things for the household, and also things for me. ex. toilet paper. I hate it when I go to get a new roll for my personal bathroom only to find that my wife has already used all her TP and then raided my vanity and there's none left.
    7. Someone doing a run-up, knowing my plane is in its blast. (had to keep this aviation related at least a bit)
    8. getting in a car w/ someone who turns up the radio and then tries to start a conversation.
    9. I'll be pushing my cart down the main aisle of a store when someone rounds a corner and doesn't even slow down...if I don't stop they'll slam their cart into me.
    10. people who fly off the handle on internet forums over small things and won't accept that it's okay for people to have differing opinions.
    11. waiter who interrupts me mid-sentence when I'm talking with someone to ask if they can take my order.
    12. people who slam their car doors open, dinging other cars and couldn't care less.
    13. foreign aid to countries who hate us.
    14. when a woman wears an awesome bikini to the beach, then wraps herself in a towel.
    15. "I'm hungry. let's go out for dinner" "okay, where would you like to go?" "I don't care. anywhere's fine" "Okay, let's go to (insert restaurant here)" "no, not there"
    16. "when was the last time you changed your oil?" "the last time you took it in to be changed for me"

    I'm going to make a great grouchy old man one day.
     
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    One day?

    Get off my lawn.
     
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    Those people can cram it.
     
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    This one makes me sad. A lot of people don't give a crap about anybody but themselves and it's just unfortunate. This is the reason I park far away.

    Yet someone thinks it's hilarious to park next to me. Good grief man.
     
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    Complaints about the position of the toilet seat. Hey! I had to lift it up, all you need to do is give it a nudge and gravity will do the rest.
     
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    +1. I mean, c'mon. Some people act like it's a surprise that the seat is up. Sort of like being surprised that it gets hot in the summer....or dark at night.
     
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    Waiters/waitresses/cashiers/insert whatever people providing a paid service here, who, upon you thanking them for their service (and why are we thanking them anyway -- they should be thanking us!!), say, "No problem." Well, d'uh ... I would hope it's no problem!
     
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    17. People who use guns while committing crimes. It gives the anti-gun nuts more ammunition...so speak.
    18. People who open-carry. Yes, it's legal, but it makes people uncomfortable and they know it. Again, it does more to strengthen the anti-gun nuts' position. Plus, it's just plain stupid, safety-wise, since it makes you a walking target for bad guys. If you want to carry (and I do) conceal it.
    20. People who aren't good with numbers. And peeple who can't spell.
    21. Or worse, people who use texting abbreviations in email or even regular conversation. Even here at the office I have kids (recent college grads) who put in business email things like "ppl", "UR", "OMG", etc. It's not like you can fire them because you'll just replace them with someone else who does the same thing.
    22. The term "sheeple". I'm not sure why it irritates me so much, but it does.
    23. People cursing in public. I don't mind a "damn" or "hell", but there's no excuse for "****" or the f word in the grocery store or Wal-Mart.
    24. I don't understand why Wal-Mart has 25 checkout lanes but never more than three or four open at any one time.
    25. When the price of gas goes down fifteen cents a gallon two hours after I've filled my tank.
    26. Being stuck for miles behind someone who is driving 10 mph below the speed limit on a 2-lane road. Yet once you get to a point where you can pass he speeds up to 10 mph over the limit.
    27. Getting letters from my bank, AT&T, DirecTV, etc. advising that my contract with them has changed in important ways, yet there is no description of what the changes are.
    28. Laws that require pasties.
    29. The picture on the ice cream container doesn't look anything like the ice cream inside. Now there's something there ought to be a law to fix. And other food too, so that the food you see advertised at least somewhat resembles the product that's being advertised.
    30. You should get a pro-rated refund when a service is out. ex. You couldn't make a call on AT&T cellular in our town for four straight days a few months ago. I pay $8/day for our cell service (4 phones). It's not a huge deal, but I feel like they owe me $32. At least.
     
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    Hater.
     
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    31. People shooting off fireworks in the neighborhood after midnight a few days before and a few days after the 4th.
    32. Neighbor kid who parks his oil-dripping truck on the street in front of my house instead of in front of his parents' house.
    33. Neighbors who don't do any weed control. Every time the wind blows I get a new crop of weeds in my front lawn.
    34. Gangstas in the car beside me with the music up so loud MY truck vibrates.
    35. No child under 2 should be allowed on a commercial flight. It's not fair to the rest of us who don't like the sound of crying babies.
    36. Police cars going 10-15 mph over the limit when you know they're not responding to an emergency. I've always known I deserved every ticket I got. I just think they should play by the same rules.
    37. 20 minutes of previews before a movie starts. I don't mind watching 2-3 previews, but 7-8 is just over the top. And it's worse when it's a DVD and it won't let you FF over them.
    38. People who return DVD rentals with smudges or even food all over them.
    39. "press 1 for..." I hope the guy who invented that is roasting.
    40. People who leave long, rambling voicemail.
     
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    Okay, here are my two pet peeves from this morning:

    1. I'm at the gym, watching the TV commercial for some new packaged beef supplier. "Our cows are fed natural, vegetarian diets....."

    Lady, lady, lady. Cattle are herbivors! Of COURSE they eat vegetarian diets! Meat isn't even GOOD for them! Why does that even enter the conversation? And, you are trying to sell MEAT, Why would you even WANT to invoke the vegetarian association?

    2. I'm in the shower. See the picture of the soap dispenser (FYI I hate foam soap dispensers.) This particular one is "Gojo Citrus Ginger Body Wash." The second line from the bottom is hard to read but it says "Infused with botanical extracts."

    Infused with botanical extracts? Really? What the HELL is wrong with just saying it has fruit juice in it? (And what exactly is fruit juice doing in my shower soap anyway?)
     
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    Sure, but I sold them (death machines). I rode a dirt bike around at one of the POA fly-ins and legally I have my moto license for years to come. I ride other people's motorcycles now, but not too often. We still have my XR200 little putt putt but it sits in the yard, neglected.
     
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    Dude, don't tell me you're like that squid I saw on 580 who did a wheelie at 70mph???

    I once went on a "group ride" to a "poker run" with two guys, I was on my CBR. They both did wheelies on the freeway, surrounding me. I was so upset, never talked to them again. If anything went wrong they would have flipped into me.
     
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    Umm. They do feed meat and meat byproducts to cows. And some nasty stuff it is too so the vegetarian claim is a valid selling point.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poultry_litter

    Why Feeding Chicken Manure and Slaughterhouse Waste to Cows is a Bad Idea

    http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_20249.cfm

    U.S. cattle being fed chicken manure?

    http://thebovine.wordpress.com/2009/06/01/u-s-cattle-being-fed-chicken-manure/
     
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    No Kimberly, I do my wheelies about 40 mph and not on the freeway.
     
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    That's odd, the second two links didn't show up in your post.

    EDIT nevermind, there they are. Looks like they are being fed more chicken crap than anything else. Regardless, the stuff I get in the store still tastes yummy.
     
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    Cause I added them a bit later.
     
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    Don't tell me you have a 12 o'clock wheelie bar on the back. Stuntin' is a habit....