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    Things that inexplicably annoy me...

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Chinspinner, Mar 21, 2015.

    I was buying some yogurt and stumbled upon something called "Greek yoghurt scoff'rs".

    That name inexplicably annoyed me beyond measure. The chummy fucking colloquialism. You are not my friend, you are a corporation who cares only about profit margins, stop pretending to be anything else.

    But even more annoying was an advert selling some baby product in the UK, which concluded with a line to the effect of "being a parent can be difficult, but take it from us, you're doing great!" Smug arseholes. You don't know me, faceless corporation; how dare you sit in judgment of my parenting skills. For all you know my children might live in the basement gnawing on chicken feet.

    Glad I got those off my chest. Feel free to share any annoyances of your own.
     
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    I collect the 1ps and 2ps I get back from every purchase in a jar. And for some reason looking at my jar of useless copper drives me nuts.
     
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    I lack coffee.

    Also, shouldn't this be in the 'Not Happy' thread?
     
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    Yeah, guess so.
     
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    That Percy Shelley isn't read more these days. Wanted to get that in there before this thread is morphed with the Not Happy Thread.
     
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    But that's for the mods to decide. :D What mildly annoys me is... Huh, I don't really have anything that annoys me now.

    I'm annoyed at that! :p
     
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    Be annoyed that Percy Shelley isn't as admired or read as he should be. It's arbitrary, but it might work! :p
     
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    The French part of Belgium broadcasts 'The Voice Belgique' and while I absolutely love 'The Voice Uk', this version of the program annoys me to no end. There's about a half an hour of talking with each contestant in between, and then when they perform, if the judges don't like it, they don't even turn around to give feedback. That's the part that drives me mad. I mean, I get it if you don't have time on the show to let the judges give feedback, but they obviously do because there's all that useless talking in between. And in my opinion, it's also just plain rude towards the contestants.
     
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    Supermarkets selling 'Christmas' mince pies in September. I have no objection to supermarkets selling mince pies all year round, but why call them 'Christmas', when the use by date is in October?
     
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    Yeah, that really annoys me. And it's getting earlier and earlier. What next? Shops advising you to prepare for Christmas in June?
     
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    One of the joys of NZ, with Christmas being in summer no one gives two shits about it.
     
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    Join the club. One of my stores started preparing for Christmas in frickin' October!!
     
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    Yeah, I suppose I can understand the push to do your Christmas present shopping in June (if you don't believe in the Jinx Principle) but getting you to buy Christmas food that will expire in November or early December? Madness. Resist it.
     
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    Really bad movies with really good scores, (music). What has the music done to deserve such treatment...
     
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    Or when really good animation/CGI is wasted on a horrid movie with a horrid story.
     
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    Why do I have a feeling my hat inspired this post. :p It's not mine, it's Van Goghs! :D
     
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    No, annoyance need not make one unhappy, just annoyed. o_O

    For example, the fund raisers for Free Speech TV annoy me but they don't make me unhappy.
     
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    You stole Van Gogh's hat!? xD Lemex, I knew you love classical literature and all things classical, but I did not think you'd stoop down to theft of classical items. Am I to read in the news your theft of the original copies of Gilgamesh? ;)
     
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    Haha, you will when I get around to that theft job. :p Might need help on it too, as aren't they stone tablets? Well, I'll consider it saving those tablets from IS - even if they are in reality nowhere near Iraq. I have everything planned out for my heist-I-mean-rescuing, all I need to do now is find out where they are! :p

    But yeah, that hat I'm wearing in my display picture, it's Van Gogh's. The one seen in his famous self portrait. That picture was taken by a friend of mine in the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam, which is an amazing place if you ever get the chance. They don't have Starry Night in their collection, perhaps his most famous painting, but they have most of them, including one of my favourite paintings The Night Cafe.

    My favourite is Cafe Terrace at Night, which also sadly wasn't there (was in the bloody British Museum that week! ¬.¬) but I managed to buy a print of Cafe Terrace that is now hanging in my bedroom.
     
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    Being annoyed with myself for being annoyed about nothing. It is illogical and for annoyance to make sense it must be logical. So I guess I'm annoyed by illogical annoyance. For whatever the reason that actually made sense in my freaky mind, now my annoyance is logical and there for null and void. :crazy:
     
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    Lemex's hat inspired this entire thread. I have had strong feelings of annoyance since I first saw it.
     
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    I had a cat forced upon me. Basically an old flat mate was moving in with her boyfriend, and he didn't like cats, so she was going to have it put to sleep. Of course having lived with the thing for two years me and my other flatmate kept it.

    It was the most unpleasant little bugger I have ever had the misfortune to live with (notwithstanding its owner). If you tried to show it any affection it would attack you. The moment you went to bed it would start hurtling around the flat and climbing the curtains.

    Then it transpired that it had never been to the vets and required several hundred quids worth of work.
     
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