Things That Annoy Me, But Shouldn't

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  1. Rzero

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    It's a pretty ugly history of colonialism, slavery and genocide going back even before the modern blood diamond issues. Things have greatly improved in the last twenty years, but the Kimberly Process (the means by which dealers certify their diamonds are non-conflict) is so flawed by corruption within diamond producing nations that human rights groups claim there's no way of estimating what percentage of "conflict-free" diamonds are still blood diamonds. Some groups say it's pretty high, but even if the number is low, that's still people dying over diamonds. Besides which, diamonds are kept artificially valuable far beyond their actual rarity through means of market manipulation, so theoretically, even the purchase of legitimately conflict-free diamonds still contributes to the existence of a blood diamond market, especially through the increased sales of uncertified diamonds over the internet. Sucks, right? It's a lot like the way that the popularity of artificial and antique furs still perpetuates a smaller, but nonetheless real and thriving fur trade, only with human lives instead of baby seals and farmed minks.
     
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    Weirdly enough I have less of a problem with furs than diamonds. Fur is at least a renewable resource, and had far less of an impact on the environment, if managed properly. You can get a dozen furs and still leave the environment in a relatively untouched state, whereas getting a couple of dozen diamonds requires moving a few tonnes of dirt around.
     
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    I'm with you, and if it's going to happen anyway, at least it's being farmed more often now.
     
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    although fur farms - and more so escapes and releases have some pretty serious ecological impacts vis the north american mink population in the uk
     
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    Yeah, pretty much anything we do on an industrial scale has serious ecological impacts regardless of what it is. Crop farming is fine on the small scale, but ramp that up and all of a sudden you've got dust bowls and mudslides. Sheep and cows are fine when you've got one or two per family, but ramp that up to ranches with a thousand head each and you're stripping acres of of its vegetation and killing the atmosphere with methane. It's almost like, most of the things we do, the planets cool with, just not on the scale we do it. Like how your dorm mate is cool with you pilfing one of their Oreos on occasion, but take too many too often and they have a complete meltdown.
     
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    "Dear Lost... I'd like to get something from this unknown Finnish designer Alma Pihl..."
     
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    My roommate is making annoying sounds. Also one of my housemates ran off.
     
  8. Earp

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    Screen names on internet forums that are long enough to wrap to another line.
     
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    That actually annoys me as well. It's why I always choose short names, makes it easier to speak to members, I find.
     
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    There's no such thing as 'melted cheese' in the restaurant business anymore - it's always 'melty cheese'. What are we, all six years old?
     
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    If I heard anyone call it that, I wouldn't buy it. :p
     
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    Aw, I like the word 'melty'. My MCs get melty when they kiss.
     
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    As long as it's not too cheesy.
     
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    Now I haven't tried any, but I hear Long Island wines are fantastic. I get what you're saying though. Colorado wines are overpriced and boring.
     
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    That tastes so good. Should buy some later..
     
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    My roommate puts the clothes he's about to wear in the dryer while he showers (yes, there's a Seinfeld episode where Kramer does this). He takes two showers every day so runs the dryer twice a day and that's not even when he does laundry (which he does a lot because he owns like 3 shirts). He also wonders why our electric bill is high (also might have to do with the second full-size fridge that he has just for his beer).
     
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    Trying to quote a small section of a forum post using an iPhone. It’s just taken me about 10 minutes to do what would’ve taken 10 seconds to on my desktop!!
     
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    Describing outfits like Uber and Lyft as 'rideshare'. They're taxicabs, plain and simple - no sharing involved.
     
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    Overtly helpful employees. I know its your job an I don't have any negative thoughts at all surrounding that. In fact, I'm glad you're not depressed due to constant abuse by other customers. However, if I say "No, I don't need help" three times and you insist on trying to help me - annoyance incoming.
     
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    FIFY.
     
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    When an employee asks you if you need help with anything and you say no, only to find out several seconds later that you do actually need their help.
     
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    This is when we smile, crack a joke about now needing help, then... get ignored because they're on break.
     

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