Dates are not necessarily backwards just different on the|
other side of the pond.
I don't know who invented how we state our dates but
most folks in the US do put the Month, day and year.
On applications for jobs or contracts that is the way it
is here. We are just following the procedure. No hard feelings please.
Reply #341. Dec 08 08, 10:41 PM
Wonder who decided on what order would suit... and it's not a problem as long as everyone knows what everyone else does.|
No hard feelings at all!
Reply #342. Dec 09 08, 7:41 AM
braging is annoying|
Reply #343. Dec 09 08, 6:59 PM
Bright-eyed bushy-tailed yuppies moved in next door and installed a burglar alarm, set the sensitivity level to Butterfly Flapping Next Door, and went on holiday. |
It went off one evening last week. The woman on the other side has a key, and her children were asleep. She woke them up and got them out of bed, rather than leave them alone in the house while she turned the alarm off.
It went off again at 7.30 this (Sunday) morning.
Has anyone ever known a burglar alarm to
- deter burglars?
- help catch a burglar?
- do anything other than go off randomly and annoy the living daylights out of the neighbours?
Reply #344. Dec 28 08, 7:18 PM
the thing that annoys me is tops left off toothpaste and the tube squeezed from the middle! Silly I know but Irritating all the same - oh and people that keep clicking their pens on and off - you know how it goes!|
Reply #345. Dec 29 08, 6:39 AM
The kind of plastic packaging where you have to employ half the gadgets in the kitchen drawer to get it open. By which time you have probably damaged whatever was inside.|
Reply #346. Dec 29 08, 8:45 AM
i did not understand anytinhg|
Reply #347. Dec 30 08, 5:52 AM
My annoyances include. My co-worker who sits a few feet away clipping her nails daily. The neighbors cat who loves to sleep under my car and who sets off the car alarm once a week. People who walk by my desk after coming in from smoking outside who still have the strong smell of smoke on them. People who wear too much perfume/cologne.|
Reply #348. Dec 30 08, 9:17 AM
Pop-ups in my computer.|
Reply #349. Dec 30 08, 10:15 PM
Motorcyclists that ride around with their headlamps on high beam all the time. They are perfectly visible if they have them on dip.|
Reply #350. Dec 31 08, 8:21 AM
Quiz notes that end with: "I hope you learnt something."|
Reply #351. Dec 31 08, 11:03 AM
I get kinda annoyed when you try to get in touch with a|
company using their l-800 number. A recorded message gets
you and says you are very important and please hold the line for the next available service tech. You get put on
hold listening to weird music and no one ever comes on.
I have held on for up to 10 minutes. This was a call that
I wanted information regarding their services to me. It
gets really bad after you do this several times and it is
just a continuous thing. No wonder certain companies are
not getting as much business, we the people are getting
very dissatisfied with them.
Reply #352. Jan 02 09, 6:53 PM
People who constantly interrupt.|
Reply #353. Jan 12 09, 12:59 AM
What about the folks who continue to say You Know after |
every few words they say? That is hard to listen to for
very long. We used to think it was because the person saying it was uneducated but when someone from a well-know
family continues to say it, we wonder what happened to her.
Reply #354. Jan 13 09, 11:30 PM
All the prescription drugs being advertised on TV. "Be sure you tell your Dr the drugs you are taking" Duh, I would think your Dr would know as he was the one who prescribed them. |
Also the quit smoking ads and bans. This is America, where have my freedoms gone.
Reply #355. Jan 14 09, 10:04 AM
they advertise prescription drugs on TV? That seems really strange to me (am in the UK) - we can buy limited things over the counter here, and there are some TV ads, mostly for cold rememdies and painkillers, but no ads for prescription drugs. The doctor decides what to prescribe, the patient doesn't get to say "oh I want brand X"...|
(then the health authority refuses to pay and the patient dies but that's a whole other rant for somewhere else than here.)
Reply #356. Jan 14 09, 12:40 PM
Skin creams in jars with false bottoms. |
They're usually filled to bursting, and even need a rigid plastic seal to keep it all in - and then you find that the bottom is half-way down. Grrr.
Reply #357. Jan 15 09, 10:11 AM
People in basket only check-outs who have a trolley full! Damn em.|
Reply #358. Jan 15 09, 10:15 AM
What, nobody agrees? LOL!|
Reply #360. Jan 15 09, 4:36 PM
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