Things that annoy me but shouldnt, part 2

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  1. OurJud

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    Well whoop-e-do for Alexa.

    And you’re seriously lagging! This was resolved on the day I posted it… which was ten days ago o_O
     
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    Me: -actually doing work-
    Coworkers: -gossiping-
    Coworkers: -to me- do you know ___'s daughters name?
    Me: no -continues working-
    Coworker: whats your problem?
    Me: huh? Im workingg
    Coworker: well are you ok?
    Me: yeah, why?
    Coworker: you're not talking
    Me: im working. Im not tuned in to your conversation....
    Coworker: well then what are you working on?


    OMG LEAVE ME ALONE :supermad:
     
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    This one's a tad specific, but really annoyed the shit out of me. I know a wedding reception is whatever the newlywed couple wants it to be, but a massive-nothing-burger really pisses me off when I traveled so far.

    So, I traveled from San Diego to Minneapolis, something like a four hour plane ride, with two others to go to my old friends wedding reception. The wedding was some tiny ordeal much earlier that only a couple people could go to. They wanted the wedding reception to be a much bigger thing then. Cool. I can deal with that. Good to meet up with old friends, get some good food, and have a good time dancing to cheesy wedding music, which is always the best. He even said there was going to be some yard games and a frolf course (frisbee golf). I was so excited, I brought my discs with.

    I get there and it's just an open hall with seats and tables. A whole lot of family just walking around confused at what was going on and waiting for food. No music. And no God damn frolf course or yard games. Just stare at each other and talk for like six fucking hours. There wasn't really a dress code either, so it was a steady mix of t-shirts and shorts to three-piece suits and ballgowns. We were somewhere in the middle of that. It added to the visual confusing of the place. There was a speech, which was apparently a recant of a speech made during the wedding, so half of the audience tuned out immediately. The food was Mediterranean, which is great, but really really chewy.

    I did find a few old friends, which were great to talk to and drink a little with. Still though, that was hands-down the worst wedding reception I've ever been to. No decorations, meh food, absolutely no music, no semblance of a schedule or planning, no cake, and a whole lot of very confused people. And it cost me a hell of a lot to transport three all that way, rent a car, and all the other minor expenses.

    I know it's their day and whatnot, and this shouldn't annoy me, but you gotta give the crowd a little something. Just a little. Like the fucking frolf course that was mentioned. That would be a solid start.
     
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    I went to my friend's wedding with my then-girlfriend (now wife) and they did the "Don't seat you with your date" thing. So Mrs. A, with her limited English, who had literally not been within 5000 miles of anyone in attendance other than me in her life, got seated at a table with a bunch of catty bridesmaids (the bride is a bitch and the divorce is due as soon as the youngest goes to college) and had just a miserable time.

    I'm lucky she stayed with me after that.
     
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    when i got married.... i had a seating chart (my bridesmaids with his groomsmen.... my aunts and uncles mixed with his family)
    no one cared and sat/stood where they wanted... which was my family with my family.... his with his. same with our friends
    :(
     
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    The only ones I assigned was the head table, but had the benefit that most of them were non-family or out-of-towners who were friends. Funny enough, the few friends and family I had there mixed quite easily with hers. Friendly bunch overall. We put things like cameras at the tables and little events here and there in the short timeframe, so they were always seemingly doing something. Was a pretty fun day. Spent a lot of time to be able to do it on the cheap end. Military budgeting is not a friendly experience for such things. We didn't make much at the time.
     
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    Our wedding song was Humpty Dance!
     
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    People that walk/jog/run on the road when a sidewalk is 3 feet away. Woman with multiple dogs on a sharp bend in a wooded area with no visibility? Let's go!
     
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    Asphalt is softer than cement, and after many, many miles, that matters.
     
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    I know when i walk/run my dogs on the sidewalk, they always want to stop and sniff the grass, "pee" on it, or eat it.
    So i walk them in the road
     
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    So true, which leads to them planting themselves firmly in one spot and often assuming the position and dumping a load or unleashing a stream right there. Grassy areas are message boards for canines—they leave their spoor, a sniff of which tells volumes about them to all future vistors. And once you let a dog get into somebody's yard, well, the yard's owner gets very angry because next time they mow they'll have slippery bits to contend with that get on their shoes and then into the house...
     
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    When dog walking, we always carry poop bags to remove the evidence. We're blessed with a fine off-leash dog park with a half mile loop path that runs along the river and through the trees. It's part of a much longer river walk that runs from one end of town to the other and hooks up to other walking/riding paths. A few years ago, some idiot city council people tried to end the walker's dog park and restrict dogs to giant fenced in fields, but the dog people came down on that idea like a ton of bricks.
     
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    John Woo’s film-making style. It epitomises ‘style over substance’ and his Mission Impossible film is the weakest in the franchise because of it. I mean, how many completely unnecessary slow motion shots can you cram into 100 minutes?
     
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    Paying taxes of any kind and then watching the money be squandered by corrupt politicians.
     
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    I'm starting The Heavenly Table by Donald Ray Pollock. The back cover: "Feels like Blood Meridian if Cormac McCarthy had been born with a streak of black humor." Wait... WHAT? McCarthy uses black humor all the time. I'm so confused. Should read: "I've never read Cormac McCarthy but I heard that he wrote this famous western and this is also a western so they're probably similar."
     
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    But there is nothing as satisfying as an income tax refund.
     
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    Or not getting one when the investment portfolio does well, which it ain't at the moment.
     
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    Recently, I feel like I just come here to vent BUT why would my internet provider email me every month to say that I "might" qualify for a credit after all my failed attempts trying to qualify? Like shit, I get it, I have to pay full price, quit rubbing it in.
     
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    When you go online to buy something fairly specific, but that you’re sure exists, and then can’t find them for love nor money.
     
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    When people ask a question on Reddit but then don’t bother to check back for replies, or worse still, get the answer and trot off without so much as a thank you.
     
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    Doesn't just happen on Reddit...
     
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    Truth.

    I'm a member of a Jeep forum. It's very common to have someone ask a question, resulting in a string of 15 or 20 answers (often conflicting with one another), and the person who asked the question just ghosts the discussion. No thanks for the information, no response to basic requests for more information (such as "Do you have a 4-cylinder or a 6-cylinder engine? Manual or automatic?"), and no follow-up to report if they ever got the problem fixed. I'm a moderator on the site. I can check, and I find that, very often, the person hasn't been back on the site since 5 minutes after posting the question.

    Why ask a question if you're not going to come back and read the answers?
     
  25. OurJud

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    Exactly!
     

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