Things That Annoy Me, But Shouldn't

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  1. Naomasa298

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    That's what I mean. I've eaten real street food in Bangkok many times, and IMO, it really is the best - although there's a difference between street food in the areas where tourists congregate and where locals go.

    In tourist areas, it's all Northern Thai food - mainly because the vendors are all from the poor north, but also because it's mostly grilled food, and easy to prepare while a sweaty farang is standing in front of you. And most foreigners in Thailand end up thinking that's what Thai food is.
     
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    Yep. Hipster foodie lingo does not better food make. Same with "craft" and "artisanal".
     
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    Food trucks are super popular in Colorado and it's apparently quite hard to get a permit these days because they are so many. They're perfect for all the breweries that don't serve food. They park right outside the door so your drunk ass stumbles straight in line when you're leaving. They dare you to say no to those cheesy fries.
     
  4. flawed personality

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    All this talk of street food makes me miss the veggie burger shack that used to be in Camden in London. I miss the monkey burgers (which obviously didn't contain monkey). :pity:
     
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    London has chain restaurants tho’ dunnit labelled ‘street food?’

    (bit naff/werking class almost Wagamammas or Belgos, euch)

    Egg cress and B & H dog end = traditional street food of the ancestors
     
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    Hey! Mee too! I can make the food I like better than other people make the food I like, but I can't always make the food they like better than they can.
     
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    My parents have reached the age where everything is met with obligatory scepticism. Every question they pose to me, which I answer, gets a "are you sure about that?" face.

    If you ask me a question and I give you an answer, it is not my job to create a scientific fucking experiment to prove it to you. Take the answer or don't, but when you come to me with that "are you sure?" face, you're calling me a liar.

    Sod off.
     
  8. Earp

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    Corollary:
    "Will you do [this] for me?"

    "Yes".

    "Promise?"

    If you think I'm likely to lie to you, why would you think I wouldn't break a promise?
     
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    I've been splurging on KFC, cause I hate my body, and every time they get my order wrong.
    Grossly wrong.
    Like... I order a few items but get 1 instead and not even one of the things I ordered.

    Why do I keep going through this?
     
  10. Cave Troll

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    But what is the salt and chicken grease made of?!
     
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    It's the Colonel's secret recipe. :)

    Salt is simply Na (Sodium),
    and the rest is made up of
    carbon and other complex
    molecules I suppose. o_O
     
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    Pfft, KFC salt isn't just simple table salt.
    It is far more delicious than that.
     
  14. Cave Troll

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    Maybe the cut it with cocaine or something. :p
     
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    And now I want popcorn chicken. Dammit.
     
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    I bought their chicken tenders and a sandwich.
    They called to say they were out of tenders and if they could replace it with popcorn.
    I said sure, it's nowhere near as good but what can you do?

    They replaced my drink, my sandwich, and my tenders with chicken popcorn.
    It was legit like 7lbs.
     
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    That is a lot o' chicken.
     
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    I was very full that day.
     
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    Seven pounds of popcorn chicken could keep me going for like a week :-D
     
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    Aircraft carriers.

    I mean, intellectually I know that it's about like Krazy-Gluing a piece of particle board to Mjolnir in terms of distribution of mass and center of gravity, but they just look like they're going to flip over in the slightest crossbreeze or rogue minnow-strike amidships. Aircraft_Carrier_GettyImages-1047552982.jpg

    I wonder if the Marine detachment ever has to do wind-sprints across the deck with their platoon sergeant screaming at them to "flip this tub like you're on a grade school field-trip, dammit!"
     
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    The fact that this thread right here is - with very little exception - always on the list of threads currently being trawled by an internet search. Understanding verbal moods and tenses should not be this damned hard. BTW, "had came" is never correct in narrative, though it has an arguable place in dialogue to represent idiomatic speech.
     
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    Sad as the question is, at least people are still trying to learn. There's hope in that.
     
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    The fact that places like ebay and amazon set delivery dates (and this has always been the case, even before C19) but then make you wait another ten days or more after the expected delivery date has passed, before you can make an official claim for a refund. Why? Why say 'Expected between 5 - 12 May' and then when it fails to arrive on the 12th make you wait until the 22nd before you can claim?? The 12th has been and gone, give me my fucking money back!
     
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    When Germans in movies are played by non-German speaking actors and they just speak English with the really bad "ze German" accent. Imagine if I made a movie of an all English cast playing Japanese people and they spoke like Trey Parker's Japanese impression. The double standards, man.
     

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