Things That Annoy Me, But Shouldn't

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  1. Blackbɨrd

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    I don't think I want too :D
     
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    Tend to agree, but looking at my current WIP and asking myself what isn't working, I am faced with the stark answer that there is no reason to be interested in the MC. A lot of readers (IMHO) don't really care what happens, they care who it happens to (or should that be to whom it happens?). We're a pack animal. And we're nosy; we want to know about our fellow pack members, even if they don't actually exist...
     
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    Textbook Things That Annoy Me But Shouldn't: My local pub/bar has announced that it will be closed until Feb 7th. Since there's an official state of emergency in the prefecture, this is a good thing. But where am I supposed to drink now? Home? (legal). Outside on the streets? (legal). On the train (legal) On the bus? (legal).

    WHERE?!?!?!?!?!

    the pub is right next to a 7-11. If you order something he doesn't stock but the convenience store does, he runs next door and sells it to you at a 270% markup. Seems fair to me, it's got a nicer atmosphere than the parking lot of the convenience store.
     
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    Labelling people ‘heroes’ based on nothing more than the fact they’re working through the pandemic in some capacity. Just because a person needs to actually go to a place of work, as opposed to working from home, doesn’t make them a hero.
     
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    I was going to say, you can always sit outside the combini with all the cool kids.
     
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    Friend of mine is an ICU nurse. She most definitely is a hero(ine).
     
  7. J.T. Woody

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    People who buy used books and then complain about the quality.

    Granted, im against people trying to resell damaged books (i.e. pages falling out, bad staining, water damage, mold), but you get what you paid for.

    I used to buy used books from amazon for like .25 when i was in middle school. the quality was often terrible, but i expected it and didnt mind as long as i could read the words.

    If you want a book with guaranteed pristine pages, spend the extra dollars and buy new. Otherwise, stop complaining about your choices.

    And i have a whole other rant about people who complain about library books, but ill save that for another time...

    (End rant)
     
  8. OurJud

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    I love the look of a dog-eared paperback, but only when it’s got that way at my own hands. I think it’s a bit of a weird fetish if I’m honest, as I’ve taken pristine, unread paperbacks before now, and ‘aged’ them artificially. ‘Relicing’ guitars is a thing, why not books?
     
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    The fact I can now, on paper, afford things I couldn't in the past, but my brain still won't allow me to buy them. I'm looking for a few items for my new flat (nice coffee table, TV unit, footstool, bean bag, a decent toaster...) but everything is so damn expensive! I know it's probably the 'going rate' for items beyond the 'budget' umbrella, but my brain rejects them as soon as I see the price and I come away from my online shop with nothing.
     
  10. Homer Potvin

    Homer Potvin Get off my Balzac... Staff Contributor

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    You try second hand shops? Thrift stores and the like? Always decent cheap stuff there. Especially with furntiure... the owners are always looking to clear bulk items and will practically give them away.
     
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    It would be an option but all non-essential shops are closed here for the foreseeable.

    There's always ebay, I suppose, but I'd like to go new. Fresh start an' all that.
     
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    I don't know, sounds like an addiction to me... o_O :p
     
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    You noticed?

    I mean it is, yes, but I don't think wanting nice new stuff for a nice new flat is that unreasonable. Is it?
     
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    No, I was just joking (mostly :cool:)
     
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    These half hour infomercials where they try to demonstrate how good a product is by having snippets of someone using the common alternative in a really clumsy way, as though it's impossible to use. There's one on now for a mechanical hand shredder called Sumo, so of course we get clips of people trying to use a common electrical blender, although suddenly these are now the hardest thing in the world to master. Apparently these blenders (which have served us very well for decades) will now have us fumbling for the on/off switch. We'll not be able to locate the plastic jug on its base. The power of these things now blows the lid off, splattering your ceiling and walls in cucumber and banana smoothie mix... oh, and you'll drop it frequently for no discernable reason. And it won't fit in any of your kitchen cupboards anymore. Or your dishwasher.
     
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    Right? What do mean I can't fit an entire onion through a 2 inch hole? This product is obviously broken!
     
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    I'm a little fried right now, on a break from grading, and it took me three or four reads to realize that that was neither something mechanical designed to shred your hands nor something designed specifically for shredding mechanical hands (Ash Williams and Luke Skywalker beware!).

    Totally agree with your post, btw.
     
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    ^ Whoah! mind blown. First, I thought exactly the same (Ok, I think all of us did) and second I was just watching Ash vs Evil Dead. o_O
     
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    Yes, terrible choice of term there. Not just terrible but incorrect.
     
  21. Friedrich Kugelschreiber

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    I thought he was referring to grip strengtheners for a moment.
     
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    Hand-cranked food shredder.
     
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    Mrs A and I were walking back home from dinner when a jogger crashed between us, knocking both of us off our strides.

    She vocally expressed her disapproval.

    The jogger responded with an insult.

    I expressed my opinion.

    Guess who's in trouble?
     
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    I'd say "I", but then again, that'd be out of context and irrelevant, so I'm going with... "the jogger"... I hope... ?
     
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    Not in today's world. Everything is inverted now. Otherwise this would probably be in the happiness thread. :p
     

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