Things That Annoy Me, But Shouldn't

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  1. dbesim

    dbesim Contributor Contributor

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    My mum does that all the time.. over everything and my life-choices. There’s so much I could take most of the time. But what are mums for other than to annoy you in their own passive-aggressive way when they don’t even know they’re doing it??
    I take that back. I love my mum.
     
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    Moon Brooklyn dik-dik Contributor

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    "Repetition is the mother of all learning."

    Yeah, I get that. Blah blah blah - goddamn, studying topics one is not interested in requires a discipline I still somewhat lack. Was most certainly not meant to be a scholar!
     
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  3. Rockatansky

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    FUK'N COKE BOTTLES

    I'm listening to someone reading it and wondering why I'm torturing myself like this

    The majority of the s*** Norman puts in the book is pointless factoids, and stuff that has nothing to do with the book. It's like an, I are smart, moment

    In the stuff that does have to do with the book, is equally pointless padding or repetitive, as it summarizes events we just saw unfold. In a sense, we're reading the story twice literally back-to-back chapters

    Edit: also, I'm a Christian and I'm in pain at how cringeworthy his use of God in the Bible is.

    Not to mention the flying leaps of logic characters take the book. I like to say, characters are only as smart as their authors, and I think we have a good indication how smart Norman is.
     
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  4. Rockatansky

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    How about...

    2020.Jan.13

    The month is clear, it only the last two digits change!
     
  5. EFMingo

    EFMingo A Nefarious Flamingo Staff Contributor

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    Sure. Works for me. As long as it's all there and the month is clearly identified.
     
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    What a beautiful date. It's symmetric. :D
     
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  7. Rockatansky

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    Isn't it! I noticed that too, thought it was cool
     
  8. Earp

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    The World Health Organization is the W. H. O., not the 'hoo'.
     
  9. Iain Aschendale

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    Likewise The Doctor is The Doctor, not Doctor Who.
     
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    Some Guy Manguage Langler Supporter Contributor

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    Buncha hui. :D
     
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    Says Hu?



    My favorite is the guys in the back whose (Hu's?) job seems to consist entirely of nodding menacingly. Nice work if you can get it.
     
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  12. Some Guy

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    Reminds me of Mongolian pop (M-pop?).
    M-pop isn't bad, actually.
     
  13. Iain Aschendale

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    Ummm, it is Mongolian pop... or Mongolian biker metal, whatever.
     
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    Having to guess what box has the instructions. Found it second
    guess, so I suppose not too peeved, but still. The instructions
    should be in a little envelope/baggy on the top, and not a
    scavenger hunt to find the important papers and such. :p
     
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    Yup. I'm dealing with a toy car accessory that comes with all the parts (?) and an instruction sheet. The instruction sheet is okay except for trying too fit too many details on a single side of A4 (8-1/2" x 11"), but there's no parts list. And the parts... There are the 5mm (length) tubes, the 6mm tubes, and the 7mm tubes, but they made it easier by giving them different outside diameters. The 5mm tubes have an OD of 4.9mm, while the 6mm tubes are a full 5mm in diameter.... Into which you thread either the 3x12mm screws or the 3x13, depending on where you are in the instructions.
     
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    Mine isn't that convoluted, but it is on the follow the picture technique. :)
     
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    The commonly available writing tools being too thick for me, and I'm annoyed with those teachers and 'experts' during my school time who insisted I needed an 'M' nib fountain pen because I wrote soo large. It seems it was the other way around: I wrote so large because I was given broad tools! I have recently tried and switched to smaller diameter pencils and F nib fountain pens, and I write better (neater, smaller, more legibly) with them.

    Things you learn in old age...
     
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    On a related note: An outdoor wall lamp that has the screws holding the cover globe on the back side. You know, where the wall is. So you cannot get the screwdriver in to turn the screws and secure the glass globe.
     
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    My handwriting. Looks like a drunken chimpanzee got a hold of a pencil and started trying to write a novel with its teeth.

    Need to work on that.
     
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    Except in the Peter Cushing film "Dr. Who and the Daleks' Invasion of Earth 2150 A.D." - the character introduces himself with "I am Dr. Who"...
     
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  21. Iain Aschendale

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    I was unaware, thanks for the correction.
     
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    No, no - that film really should be expunged from the annals of the Who-verse.

    Preferably by going back in time and ensuring it never gets made.
     
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    Don't you dare diss the Cush!

    He lived in Whistable, you know. And apparently rode a bicycle.
     
  24. OurJud

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    Standing ovations.

    Them. Standing ovations annoy me.
     
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    And was seen buying vegetables, I believe.
     

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