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Old 18-11-2008, 10:14
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People (and round our way it's usually students) who pay for even the smallest item with their card. It takes even longer now that we have chip and pin.
For gods sake don't these people ever have a few coins in their pocket, or do they just like showing how grown up they are.

One day I'm going to bloody well say something to one of them. I really am.
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Old 18-11-2008, 10:18
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People that stand still in the middle of the road!
People who stand on the left of escalators
Slow walking people
Women who wear make up to the gym
When people don't indicate... I'm not a bloody mind reader!
When people don't text/ring me back
Pervy men who beep at me
Children running wild in public
People that don't say thank you when you hold a door open for them
People that spit on the pavement... it's revolting
People that allow their dogs to touch and lick me and say 'they're only playing'
When my hair just won't cooperate
Hah, I agree with all this and would add:

Men that sit with their legs splayed out on public transport
People chewing gum really loudly
People who don't say thank you when you give up your seat on public transport (particularly when they have actually demanded you give yours up, despite being pregnant, just because they have two kids with them who are old enough and perfectly capable of standing - this happened to me last week )
Eating on public transport
Putting on a full face of makeup on public transport
Climate change deniers who brag about wasting energy and driving Chelsea tractors
Chelsea tractor drivers

Reading through this list, I see I have issues with public transport - shame there's no way of avoiding it really!
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Old 18-11-2008, 10:19
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People (and round our way it's usually students) who pay for even the smallest item with their card. It takes even longer now that we have chip and pin.
For gods sake don't these people ever have a few coins in their pocket, or do they just like showing how grown up they are.

One day I'm going to bloody well say something to one of them. I really am.
They probably don't have any money at all and are using Switch as it takes a couple of days before the bank notices you're skint...
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Old 18-11-2008, 10:28
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Alrighty,

Surly shop assistants (New Look being the worst) who talk to their colleagues while they serve you.

The checkout operators in Tesco who forget to give me my Green Clubcard points for re-using my bags and then tell me I need to queue at Customer Services to get them because they've now closed their till.

People who cannot use apostrophes correctly or use them inconsistently. For example, the shop near my work advertises 'baked potatoes, sandwiches and panini's '. Why an apostrophe on panini and not the other two? I have also noticed that ASDA is particularly bad at its usage of apostrophes on its POS and on packaging of foods. Especially when it comes to 'its' and 'it's'.

People who have rottweilers and say 'ooooh he wouldn't hurt a fly!'.

Standing on upturned plugs.

Disorganised people who can't co-ordinate the simplest of things.

Parents who say 'but you're not a parent' when it comes to child abuse cases. As if that means my opinion is null and void.

Old people who complain about 'the youth of today'. I have lost count of the amount of rude old people I've encountered. The 'old people of today' are just as much of a nuisance.

Fat folk who are on invalidity because they're obese.

Councils who give free gym membership to obese people.

Txt spk.

People who spell it 'definAtely'.

People who have never voted and don't even know who the Prime Minister is moaning about taxes/cost of living/prison sentences.

Cyclist riding on the pavement. And worse...cyclists who ride on both the road and the pavement depending on which is least busy.

White van drivers full of blokes with high viz vests on trying to break the speed of sound in their Transit.

People who are scared of cats because 'the look sly'. It's an effing cat!

I could go on but I have work to do and I'm already getting annoyed.
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Old 18-11-2008, 10:32
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Princess Peachy, I salute you. *salutes*
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Old 18-11-2008, 10:48
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Princess Peachy, I salute you. *salutes*
Thanks! I could go on for days!
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Old 18-11-2008, 10:52
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Brilliant thread!

Just watched the Cillit Bang advert, they always annoy me - how dare he walk in to that home without being invited!

Infact all adverts at the moment, mostly the ones that claim your eyelashes will double in length or a cream that will suddenly get rid of all my lines!
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Old 18-11-2008, 11:12
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Cables and wires that seem to have a magnetic attraction to each other.

When pockets or clothing get snagged on door handles.

They don't annoy me intensely. They send me into a total RAGE
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Old 18-11-2008, 11:22
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When cables like headphone cables are tangled so you have to untangle them before listening. Because no matter where you put them down it always happens.
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Old 18-11-2008, 11:24
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When cables like headphone cables are tangled so you have to untangle them before listening. Because no matter where you put them down it always happens.
Oh my god it drives me MAD!
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Old 18-11-2008, 11:30
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People who just stop walking....why are you stopping?If you must...move to the side of the road so people can get by.

Cyclist going through red lights...then shout at you for having the audacity cross the road when you are supposed to!

Larger people on trains who fight for a seat and then basically sit on you as they need 2 seats to accomodate them...THEN spread their legs and open their paper over you.

Oooh there are loads, need time to think of more!
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Old 18-11-2008, 11:41
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When two people on a full bus who know each other and are having a conversation sit one behind the other rather than next to each other.

People who push into the bus queue.

People who don't understand the concept of 'one line only' at the checkout

People who go out of their way to buy things they don't need just so they can get 5p off a litre of petrol.

People who try to go through 'basket only' tills (the clue is in the size of these tills) with a full trolley.

People who squeeze toothpaste etc. from the middle.

When my housemates don't open the bathroom window to let the condensation out - hello mould!

And many many more I can't think of at this very moment.
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Old 18-11-2008, 11:42
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People not replying to emails does my head in...it's just so rude.

Also, people stopping at the bottom or top of escalators ignites utter fury in me...
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Old 18-11-2008, 11:59
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Great thread! These are some of the things I can think of at the moment...

People who use the word 'just' in an attempt to justify their actions. Like the guy who hit my car the other week trying to pull forwards into the space next to me and said, 'Sorry, I was JUST coming through.'

Customers who try to be witty by asking if an item's free, as there was no price next to it, and then act like they're the first person to ever think of that joke.

Customers who come back in the next day to refund and then re-buy the same item because the price has dropped by 20p.

People who cannot understand the difference between there, their and they're.

Taxi drivers who think they own the road.

Drivers who force you to pull out the fastlane, and then slow down and don't overtake you.

Lorries trying, and failing, to overtake other lorries in the fast lane.

Drivers who can't parallel park - it's not hard!

Rubber neckers.

People who try about five cards in the the cash point, whilst the queue behind them grows.


I'm sure I'll think of more through out the day!

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Old 18-11-2008, 12:07
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Hiya Guys,

Great thread! can think of a couple -


People in supermarkets who strugle to walk in a straight line whilst pushing a trolly.

Chavs who just stand at the entrance to a shopping centre.

Chavs in general.

People who spit by accident when talking to you and you can feel it land on your face and do nothing about it!

Kids that scream at the tops of there voices when your trying to do something normal eg. out for dinner, shopping.

people trying to cram into a lift that is quite balitently full and your stuck at the back and need to get out first.

People that smell on public transport - its gross - use deodorent.

Public toilets - im sure people that use public toilets manage to flush it at home? and whats wrong with 'using the bin provided' it truely is awful.

People that feel the need to write on toilet walls, who cares if Becks was ere or not??

Sure i can think of more! x
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Old 18-11-2008, 12:12
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The people I live with who take off their clothes altogether - (as in knickers still attached to jeans, t-shirts inside sweatshirts) - and then put them in the dirty washing basket - or the bedroom floor usually - like that. I don't want to have to peel clothes apart when I sort out the washing.
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Old 18-11-2008, 12:14
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People (and round our way it's usually students) who pay for even the smallest item with their card. It takes even longer now that we have chip and pin.
For gods sake don't these people ever have a few coins in their pocket, or do they just like showing how grown up they are.

One day I'm going to bloody well say something to one of them. I really am.
You can start with me. I use my card for things that cost 50p. Carrying change is a menace, and it easily falls from your pocket in the car.
 
Old 18-11-2008, 12:18
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Larger people on trains who fight for a seat and then basically sit on you as they need 2 seats to accomodate them...THEN spread their legs and open their paper over you.
Had this this morning on the tube - a massive fat bloke wedged himself into the seat next to me, then spread his giant legs to read his bloody newspaper! Selfish idiot. I was jammed up against the next bloke and had so little space I had to read my own paper opened about two inches.
I hate leg-spreaders, fat or thin. What's it about anyway? 'Oooh look, I've got a penis!'
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Old 18-11-2008, 12:21
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Double post... see #71
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Old 18-11-2008, 12:24
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People who pay for Sky!
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Old 18-11-2008, 12:25
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Infact all adverts at the moment, mostly the ones that claim your eyelashes will double in length or a cream that will suddenly get rid of all my lines!
TV adverts are generally so annoying I've stopped watching broadcast telly and download my favourite programmes instead.

People not replying to emails does my head in...it's just so rude.
But I didn't ask them to send me the Viagra adverts and Nigerian money scams in the first place.

I hate leg-spreaders, fat or thin. What's it about anyway? 'Oooh look, I've got a penis!'
Fat thighs, more like.

I know it's public transport but people who make loud Dom Joly style phone calls shouting their name, address and NI number into the phone get on my nerves, to say nothing of the 0db iPod "brigade". Oh, well, at least I don't drive.
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Old 18-11-2008, 12:29
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They probably don't have any money at all and are using Switch as it takes a couple of days before the bank notices you're skint...
I do not accept this argument. All the students up our way look fairly well heeled. They all seem to hve nice clothes with the labels on the outsde (so you can tell it's quality gear) and they all seem to have those expesive, three bad hair do's in one and are invariably listening to their sodding ipods, which just adds more time to paying as they disentangle themselves from various wires and headphones.

Even if it is the case that they are skint and trying to fool their account this can't be true of all of them. At a guess one in ten at most.

No, they are just ignorant, self absorbed pillocks who think that it is flash to pay with a card for a packet of gum.
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Old 18-11-2008, 12:32
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People who pack their groceries after they have paid at a checkout queue
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Old 18-11-2008, 12:32
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When trains and buses are really busy yet people insist on sitting on the outside seat, or dump all their stuff onto the seat beside them and look completely insulted (or pretend to be asleep) when you ask them to move it so you can sit down. Did you pay for two seats? No? Move your crap then! I'm not going to stand just so your bag can have a comfortable journey.

People skipping bus queues. In fact people skipping queues in general just gets right up my nose.

When people go on at me (or anyone else really) about spelling and grammar. If it's an official document or an essay or whatever then fine but on message boards, sites like bebo etc? I don't actually care if my apostrophe's in the wrong place!
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Old 18-11-2008, 12:37
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When cables like headphone cables are tangled so you have to untangle them before listening. Because no matter where you put them down it always happens.
Rahh! What exactly happens in my bag that makes them like a Krypton Factor round to untangle when I take them out?
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