I've only just got here, Bass. (That's my excuse.)|
Do you suppose the spirit of FT might be a more warm, human spirit, if we invited it over for beer and soup?
Reply #361. Jan 15 09, 6:08 PM
I hate it when people pop their knuckles|
Reply #362. Jan 15 09, 6:45 PM
Most car insurance adverts on the telly. Top of the list are apparently normal people saying "I'm confused dot com!" (nuff said), Sheila's Wheels and the ones with Michael Winner in. |
Amateur Transplants do a lovely spoof of Sheila's Wheels. (I shan't post a link, because it's a bit rude.)
Today's post has been brought to you by the company which pays Michael Winner to appear on telly and say Calm Down Dear, and makes a million viewers switch off, because it's cheapre than throwing something at the TV set.
Reply #363. Jan 16 09, 8:42 AM
Barry Champlain needs to chill. Maybe a day on FT would sort him out!|
Reply #364. Jan 16 09, 9:03 AM
Small but annoying things....the word MOSQUITO says it all!|
Reply #365. Jan 16 09, 9:24 AM
I haven't heard the 'Talk Radio' in a while. Thank you for putting it up so I could refresh my memory on why *Truth-filled Cynicism* needs to be heard every so often.;)
Reply #366. Jan 16 09, 10:33 AM
European TV ads that are dubbed, very badly, into English with American accents, and all of the customers that I go to and they all ask 'How many of these do you do in a day?'|
Reply #367. Jan 16 09, 11:23 PM
my manager,even is'n't that small...|
Reply #368. Jan 17 09, 1:21 AM
I have just had a new combi-boiler fitted. The fitters were a fab set of blokes, but the electician, what a jobsworth! I said I wanted the old emersion heater switch takeing out and the hole plastering. "Oh we don't go that far" he says. "Oh you do", I say, and pointed out to him the typed specifications of the installation. He then used one of the old coverplates to cover up another 'dead' electrical socket, which he couldn't remove. He then moaned as I wanted a new one! I wouldn't mind but he got endless cups of tea and a sausage sandwich! |
So, I don't like "Jobsworths" lol
Reply #369. Jan 17 09, 3:04 AM
I'm on the road a lot in my job, so some of the sloppy driving I see every day is a constant annyoyance:|
not completely stopping and properly yielding to the right at four-way stop sign intersections; not staying in the proper lane on a two-lane turn; drifting over the double yellow line on a curve in the highway (this one is potentially fatal!).
Reply #370. Jan 17 09, 8:45 AM
An old friend of mine had a head-on on a narrow, bendy country road. Nobody was hurt but I seem to remember that her car was badly damaged and may have been a write-off. The aftermath, as she described it, included a dopey old guy, staggering across the road. |
I'm not surprised that he was dopey and staggering. Further discussion revealed that he had been firmly on his side of the road, and the collision was actually her fault because she misjudged a sharp bend, and shot across the centre line.
None of this would be noteworthy except for the fact that she was about to start training as a driving instructor. (She changed her mind about re-training. Last heard of, she was still in a safe office job.)
Reply #371. Jan 17 09, 10:45 AM
I've just read everybody's pet peeves and have found I am not alone. |
The only thing not covered, I think, is people talking at concerts. I get so angry when you've paid for a ticket to see a performer or play and some so and so in the row behind you thinks it is acceptable to discuss their own business while these performers are on stage giving their all.
I am also pretty cheesed off with all the reality TV currently on the box. I really don't care who will be the next top model/superstar/person who drops most weight whatever! Let's have a good drama/comedy/documentary instead.
Regarding bad driving - if anyone really wants to see some seriously appalling driving come to Western Australia - if it were an Olympic event we would win the Gold!
Wow - this is really cathartic isn't it?
I just tried to post this with "biggest weight loss recorded" ie opposite of winner and had this rejected - this also cheeses me off.
Reply #372. Jan 18 09, 9:15 PM
Perhaps that's because it's not a small thing - it's huge. Why come to talk? and do you really think people can't hear your whispering? I got news for you - the _performers_ can hear you whispering! |
To those, I would like to add the woman wearing half a bottle of Youth Dew, and the man who is wearing the jacket he got out of mothballs only this morning, the rattling of programmes and the scrunching of sweet wrappers.
I've been a member of Bedford Music Club for years. Children do come - their tickets cost next to nothing - but most of the members are adult. A few years ago, a new member started bringing her children. Little ones, one still in nappies. She would get them ready for bed, then bring them to the concerts, at a tiny fraction of the cost of a babysitter. She usually took them upstairs, where you could hear them running around. It's OK, she didn't do that for long.
Cathartic? doesn't begin to cover it!
Oh and have you tried posting 5tupid?
Reply #373. Jan 19 09, 5:35 AM
"I would like to add the woman wearing half a bottle of Youth Dew"|
That is SUCH an overpowering and cloyingly sweet smell isn't it, Lesley? I feel nauseous just thinking about it and remembering the sweet little ladies in our church choir that all wore it. Do you have any idea what that smell is like coming off 20 at one time, under heavy choir robes, in a very hot loft? I actually had to excuse myself one time and go into the bathroom for the rest of the service - before I 'got sick' all over the singers in front of me. Of course, I couldn't embarrass them and say why, so I was chided by the director as a disrespectful teenager for leaving "because I probably didn't know the songs, I was too busy." Haven't thought about that in many, many years!
Reply #374. Jan 19 09, 8:48 AM
My pet peeve at the moment is that the New Player Trivia says you will earn 100 points for playing, but in reality it's only 50 points that you get|
Reply #375. Jan 19 09, 10:11 AM
Oh Sandy, why do people have to be so judgmental, and make assumptions - because you're a teenager - rather than asking, and thinking? I remember the smell of abominations like Youth Dew and Charlie hitting my nostrils from one person walking 100 yards in front of me. The prospect of 20 of them close up really doesn't bear thinking about. Still, I suppose it didn't matter too much what he thought - as long as you got away from them! |
Thinks: I have been in an office, on a hot summer's day, in an old building without air conditioning, with a dozen men all wearing nylon shirts and Old Spice. Still better than twenty doses of Youth Dew!
Reply #376. Jan 19 09, 11:21 AM
What the hell is Youth Dew? Sounds like something that a kid smells like after running around a playing field for a couple of hours.|
Reply #377. Jan 19 09, 11:37 AM
Poor Bob. 'Youth Dew' is a perfume made by Estée Lauder. It has been around since the 1950's and was once one of the most popular fragrances women wore. It is mostly worn by the *older generation* (that means older than me or Lesley!) and it is very strong, like we said.|
I may have exaggerated a bit with the '20 women', but not by much. Even one is too many when they have on a heavy dose!
Reply #378. Jan 19 09, 11:50 AM
Even more than people who talk or whisper through a concert/play/whatever, I hate the people who insist on making out throughout the performance! Perhaps in the back row of a movie theatre where you're not bothering anyone, it's fine. Near the front of a lecture hall at a 10 a.m. psychology lecture, not fine! And when I've paid $100+ to come see a band, I don't want to see people with their tongues in each other's mouths the entire time. They paid money too! They can kiss at home for free, why do it at a concert?|
Reply #379. Jan 19 09, 12:02 PM
Ooooh much MUCH older than Sandy and me! :)|
Poor Bob? I should say lucky Bob, if he's never smelt it.
Reply #380. Jan 19 09, 12:31 PM
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