No, I don't usually get upset either, but that man was doing the trolley equivalent of tailgating, as though he could push me and I'd go faster; and it annoyed me when I tried to move and found that I couldn't even turn round. |
I've never seen a cashier using a mobile phone. That is wrong! Occasionally you see customers packing with one hand because they're talking, and that's just inconsiderate. It's not that difficult to say "can't talk - call you back in a minute," - is it?
I'm trying to work out why you thought your wording might be strange - unless we have trans-Atlantic differences?
I think you have to stick with agreeing that it was your foot they stepped on and ouch it hurt a lot. You can't extract maximum guilt if it was just your shoe. Argh my poor squashed foot, ooh that hurts. Or is that just my naughty thoughts?
Reply #621. Jan 27 10, 5:15 PM
Using a cellphone when you're interacting with another person is just plain rude. However, I doubt that a cashier could photograph much from your credit card with one. Just don't let your card out of your sight when you're purchasing something.|
Reply #622. Jan 27 10, 6:08 PM
Today, a pretty impressive example of multiple tautology. |
Sometimes in music quizzes we are given the names of four singers and asked to say which one sang a given song.
Usually all the singers are the same gender. If they're men, 99 times out of 100 the question asks us to pick the singer.
If they're women, 99 times out of 100 the question asks us to pick the female singer. Why, when the choices are Whitney, Aretha, Cyndi and Cilla? What else would we pick?
Today a question from a compilation quiz was taken from a quiz called "Divas" in a section called "Women in Music." The question began:
"Which female songstress... "
Reply #623. Feb 06 10, 6:00 PM
I agree with supersal on the cell phones. People are so rude when they are trying to do business but keep their coversation going at the same time. but one thing makes me cringe even more is someone with a bluetooth in their ear. AHAHAHAHA! I have seen someone in church with that metal apparatus in their ear. How rude can you be?|
Reply #624. Feb 06 10, 6:45 PM
I agree with ALL the posts;inappropriate use of cell phones just about everywhere!|
Reply #625. Feb 06 10, 7:07 PM
I've been told as long as I remember I'm a small and annoying thing. Does that count?|
Reply #626. Feb 06 10, 7:20 PM
Yes, David, it counts, it is annoying, but not small.|
Reply #627. Feb 06 10, 8:36 PM
Small but annoying things in a restaurant when you have toddlers with you. Most other patrons probably think the toddlers are the small and annoying things. Yes? NOT TRUE! I am annoyed by other patrons who give me dirty looks when my toddler is very hungry and tired of coloring on the menu with her crayon. I am annoyed when the other patrons shoot me the "EVIL EYE" when my toddler announces she has to go potty. WELL, WE ARE WORKING ON THIS SKILL! It reminds me a bit of the time in American History when only certain people could sit in certain areas of a dining room in a restaurant. |
Reply #628. Mar 02 10, 9:13 PM
First of all, the phrase, "Gotten My Goat" is a hoot. I love it. I wonder how that phrase originated. Gotten my goat.....hmmmmmm....... I suppose it would have to be people telling lies about me. I mean, really big whoppers. I suppose, as an adult, one would have to ask oneself, "Now why would they feel the need to say that about me? There has to be a reason?" So, then, I should examine my behaviour and discover the root of his/her problem. Yes? On the right track? |
Reply #629. Mar 02 10, 9:18 PM
Drivers coming the other way who, when you pull in to let them past, don't acknowledge what you've done.|
Reply #630. Mar 03 10, 4:45 AM
mine would be people that don't know how to spell and bad grammar on billboards.|
Reply #631. Mar 03 10, 1:24 PM
I get bugged by people using the word "obviously" incorrectly. Chief culprit at the moment is my wife. She probably gets annoyed by me pointing our her misuse of the word!|
Reply #632. Mar 08 10, 12:48 PM
I guess some people believe that good manners are no longer|
needed. Saying please and thank-you seem to have gone by the wayside. I also dislike swearing in public, but it's done so matter of factly now.
Reply #634. Mar 08 10, 9:26 PM
The swearing in public gets me, too.|
/Another one is judging people's age based on size. I have a friend who's just a year younger than me, but because of her size can pass for te years younger--which makes people assume she's a teenager. No one should have to touch up their appearance with makeup just because of something like that--but neither should people jump to erroneous conclusions. ( One of the last times wshe was out to dinner, the people in the restaurant wanted to give her a kid's menu!
Reply #635. Mar 10 10, 5:42 PM
Midget wrestlers. |
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Reply #637. Mar 10 10, 6:17 PM
When the person on the other end of the phone won't listen to a word you're saying. (Or when two people are chatting either face-to-face or online, and the one is too busy figuring out what to say next tan to listen.)|
Reply #638. Mar 13 10, 7:41 PM
Paperwork in my job. It´s getting bigger and bigger and more and more useless. |
Reply #639. Mar 13 10, 7:50 PM
When you click on links and they turn purple. I just find that so annoying for some reason!|
Reply #640. Mar 13 10, 8:05 PM
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