View Poll Results: What is your pet peeve?

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  • Using the elevator to go one floor

    7 10.77%
  • Not using the car's blinker

    21 32.31%
  • Not replacing the toilet paper

    5 7.69%
  • Getting lame email forwarded to you

    23 35.38%
  • Not putting the phone/remote back

    1 1.54%
  • Using "loose" insted of "lose"

    3 4.62%
  • Other

    5 7.69%
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  1. #21  
    Originally posted by heimerSWT


    I hate it when people drive slowly. Especially when they are in the fast lane, and they stay there until they have to exit. Usually they cut across all the lanes directly to the exit to. This pisses me off.
    The cutting across lanes at the last minute sounds like me, but i'm not exactly driving slow.
  2. #22  
    Originally posted by TaTTooD


    The cutting across lanes at the last minute sounds like me, but i'm not exactly driving slow.
    Just don't cut through lanes during intersections...that is illegal
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  3. #23  
    Originally posted by TaTTooD


    The cutting across lanes at the last minute sounds like me, but i'm not exactly driving slow.
    Only a problem if you are a slow driver.

    My point was that these ***** slow drivers STAY in the fast lane for the maximum amount of time.

    Usually, they get onto the freeway, and IMMEDIATELY cut over to the far left lane...even if the other lanes are unoccupied. Then, they continue to stay in that lane until their exit, disregarding all signs that inform them that the left lane is FOR PASSING ONLY.
    Old enough to know better, but too young to resist.
  4. #24  
    Thats when you start flashing your lights and laying on the horn while tailgating them.
  5. #25  
    Originally posted by TaTTooD
    Thats when you start flashing your lights and laying on the horn while tailgating them.
    I did that once behind some old lady for about 50miles...towards the end she was so scared of me she pull over towards the police station that was on the edge of this town we were coming to!
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    #26  
    Originally posted by ****-richardson

    My biggest pet peeve is stupidity
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    as can fence-sitters (pick a side, grow some balls, and stay there).
    OK, I can see why perpetual fence-sitters could be annoying, but so can those who just'pick a side...and stay there'. In fact, this can be stupidity as well, if people stubbornly 'stay there' despite new evidence or information that suggests they were wrong at first. Intelligence is not just thinking something through and then having an opinion or taking a stand, but also being willing to reconsider and re-evaluate your position when it's appropriate.
  7. #27  
    all the people who have registered in march 2001...
    hipster alert
  8. #28  
    Originally posted by Rob


    OK, I can see why perpetual fence-sitters could be annoying, but so can those who just'pick a side...and stay there'. In fact, this can be stupidity as well, if people stubbornly 'stay there' despite new evidence or information that suggests they were wrong at first. Intelligence is not just thinking something through and then having an opinion or taking a stand, but also being willing to reconsider and re-evaluate your position when it's appropriate.
    I'm talking about people who don't stay on a side long enough to receive information about either side.
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    #29  
    Originally posted by Rob


    OK, I can see why perpetual fence-sitters could be annoying, but so can those who just'pick a side...and stay there'. In fact, this can be stupidity as well, if people stubbornly 'stay there' despite new evidence or information that suggests they were wrong at first. Intelligence is not just thinking something through and then having an opinion or taking a stand, but also being willing to reconsider and re-evaluate your position when it's appropriate.

    Uh...I agree with both of you.
  10. #30  
    Worse even than simply not using their blinkers are the drivers who sit through a red light in the left lane (with you behind them) and wait for the light to turn green before putting on their left turn signal...effectively blocking you in without warning.

    (P.S. Who are all these new people?)
  11. #31  
    Originally posted by K. Cannon
    (P.S. Who are all these new people?)
    Long story. Take a look at some of the locked threads if you want to waste some time (and laugh a bit). I believe the "At 2.62 posts/day..." thread was where it all started. Mind you, only read if you have nothing better to do.
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  12. #32  
    Originally posted by lennonhead


    Long story. Take a look at some of the locked threads... Mind you, only read if you have nothing better to do.
    Oh!! Kind of amusing, in an irritating sort of way. No milk came out of my nose, though.
  13. #33  
    Originally posted by K. Cannon
    Oh!! Kind of amusing, in an irritating sort of way. No milk came out of my nose, though.
    It was my post that brought them. I'm responsible for their irrepressable behavior.
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  14. #34  
    I agree. It was not me...it's just that our **** has a mind of it's own. I was just following. We should all assign responsibility to ****. He is a hard act to follow.

    Ooops...this is creating heck with my posts per day average. I will slow down now.
  15. #35  
    Originally posted by lennonhead

    Mind you, only read if you have nothing better to do.
    Of course, if one was crunched for time, and trying to determine the best use of their time, what are they doing in this thread anyway?
  16. #36  
    Originally posted by randyc

    Of course, if one was crunched for time, and trying to determine the best use of their time, what are they doing in this thread anyway?
    Very true . However, if one was just trying to find the best way to increase their post count, they might be reading this thread to post, but would not want to read the other thread because it is locked and there is no way to reply.
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  17. #37  
    (Sorry, sorry, sorry for the long post.)

    Originally posted by cptncelchu
    I hate it when you are surrounded by incompetent people and/or people with no common sense. It really shows what this society has come to.
    I hate to break the following to you, but I think the truth is the greatest value we have (even greater than God, which a lot of people seem to miss), so let me lay it out there for everybody:
    It's another of my favorite Einstein quotes, but I didn't use it in my sig. (maybe I'll use 'em both) because I don't have the exact one (and I wouldn't be happy w/a sig. that was paraphrased -- eh, maybe I'll just state that, tho).
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    "The tyranny of the majority of the stupid is impregnable and guaranteed for all time."
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    The saddest thing about the quote, of course, is the source. I could just slough it off if it were my neighborhood milkman (who MIGHT be a genius, but *prob. not*). Not only that, but if prob. the #1 genius of all time 1) took the time & trouble to remark upon this he 2) prob. thought it was important enough to impart to us and 3) had obviously spent the time considering the subject that gave rise to his quote.

    As others in this thread have posted, too: it SURE DOES seem like this prob. is getting WORSE and WORSE. (In some of my finer [?] moments, I am tempted to lobby congress that mandatory educ. through High School should instead now go the full distance through COLLEGE! Still, "really old" people (I guess at least 70, now) will tell you that BACK IN THEIR DAY H.S. was SERIOUS biz., w/subjects like Latin, etc. that are now gone. I despise the lawyers using Latin [& other foreign tongues] when the general society does not [most people seem to have forgotten the Tower of Babel story seems to very clearly indicate that "a plethora of tongues" upon the human race was a PUNISHMENT that seems to separate people, not bind them as "The Family of Man"), but if everyone is known to be conversant in Latin [which educ. utility still must be proved, however], then it's not quite the "crime against The People" it presently is.)

    I have a saying about self-help books:
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    Those who read 'em, don't need 'em; and those who need 'em, don't read 'em.
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    They're paradoxes of life. It's just really puzzling how they persist, even after they become pretty well-known. 1) I take it as pretty axiomatic that virtually everyone can amp up their minds (if not "truly" increase IQ) by reading; 2) PGP (Pretty Good Proof) of this is that it's unlikely you'll ever find an intelligent person w/out at least some (and prob. quite a bit -- Einstein was an omnivorous reader, esp. at university) this "background" 3) Libraries are free; 4) Books are cheap.

    It's pretty obvious, then, that all we're really talking about is EFFORT. I'm FINE w/NOT everyone "aspiring to become a genius" (in Mellencamp's "Paper in Fire" [off "Lonesome Jubilee," I believe], he notes: "Who's to say how a man should spend his days?"), or whatever. But just KEEP reading, puhhhhhhhleeeeeze? Even if you "never got out of 6th grade" (I'm watching Kelly Bundy on "Married w/Children" right now, can you tell?) if you make the small effort of, say, 2 books/yr. (and, more please, if poss.), you won't be such a burden to the rest of society when you're 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, etc.

    I think AN IMPORTANT KEY that is missing when reading is TAUGHT is the instructors fail to say:
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    SEE READING LIKE BREATHING: YOU HAVE NO CHOICE.
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    My life (though I hate to use psnl. anec. evidence -- and trust there is mega data out there to back this up) improved like a billionfold once I had this insight. You never hear people say:
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    "Jeez ... my life would be so cool and perfectly well-laid out if I could just cut out this whole BREATHING effort."
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    BTW: (slightly off-topic -- hey; this is a good place for it, no?) The way to KNOW what is "GOOD FOR YOU" (like breathing / reading, etc.) is that IT IS ***ALWAYS*** GOOD FOR YOU. (Unlike, for ex., alcohol, substance abuse, etc.) So says Aristotle, anyway.

    There's a phenom. in "time mgmt." that comes to mind, for ex., something like:
    "If you want someone to help you do something, ask someone who's ALWAYS BUSY. Because these are people who are used to dispatching tons of tasks all over the place -- and will prob. know a good / fast / better way to get it done, too."

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    Sadly, I'm not done yet!
    The above actually (and as time goes on more & more, it seems to increase, as noted) rises above a mere "pet peeve," at least for me. But since it was covered, I thought I'd address it.

    Still more grave, and more than a pet peeve -- though you encounter it at least as much on a day-to-day basis in what is prob. becoming an ever-more mentall ill society (if mental health is defined as "Ongoing Dedication to Reality at All Costs," and mentall illness is its opposite, it seems fairly axiomatic that as more and more people grow less & less intelligent ... our society is actually becoming ever-more mentall ill, as the less educ. pretty obviously know less about reality), is the seeming steady and consistent march we are making toward THOROUGH CORRUPTION IN EVERYDAY AFFAIRS.
    Whether it's the cops, politicians, "unions," "big biz.," "utilities" etc. -- there is just such a pronounced tendency today (which, again, has INCREASED over the years -- feel free to gainsay me, if you have any good references) for for this to go on VIRTUALLY UNCHECKED.
    Shakespeare's famous question:
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    "Who Will Watch the Watchers" continues to go unanswered, amazingly, even in the age of video.
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    Maybe we can properly coin a phrase here called "Pet Grave" -- which is "as perpetual an annoyance" as a "Pet Peeve," but of a much more serious nature (and hence, unlikely seen as "as immature" a concern).

    I'm reading Gerry Spence's "Give Me Liberty" (1998) and "With Justice for None," which I'd recommend to all. (He represented Randy Weaver when his family was killed by the gov't. at Ruby Ridge.)
    He takes on the thorough corruption of our country and the myriad forces (like the media -- which he notes we MUST circumvent, as they only serve the "New Master," which is his phrase for the kind of "military-industrial complex") that now direct the world to do their bidding in such an accepted manner, it all virtually goes unquestioned.
    Indeed, he's written about a half-dozen others (which I possess, but haven't read; though I'm familiar w/their themes, having decided to purchase them), and I'd recommend them all.

    Hey "Street Smarts" just came on (2am).
    Boy, we The People should sure be proud....
    Last edited by bkbk; 03/06/2001 at 01:13 AM.
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  18. #38  
    One of my pet peeves is long-winded, self-impressed people who think they have it all figured out, and who have chosen to "grace" us, the great unwashed, with their stunning insights!
    Last edited by linguas; 03/06/2001 at 08:48 AM.
    Eschew obfuscation!
  19. #39  
    "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? - Who will watch the watchers?"
    Decimus Junius Juvenalis or JUVENAL, Roman rhetorician and satirical poet (1st to 2nd cent. A.D.)
  20. #40  
    I do not like to be long winded and I don't think anyone wants to read another long post , but this is important:

    I agree with the importance of reading, and I think that we should be very concerned with what is notbeing taught at HS's around the country. Latin, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, etc. are all being phased out in favor of Spanish and if you are lucky French. Latin should be a required course. I took it for two years and it has helped me tremendously, imagine what four years could do.

    Recently while talking to my former Latin teacher she told me a story of what happened at a nearby school district. The board voted on whether to keep Latin in the curriculum and all but one member voted to get rid of it. Only one person! The man was stunned and quite upset. He didn't understand why the community was so blind to the importance of Latin.

    It's all based on money. Spanish teachers are a dime a dozen, but it is harder to find Latin teachers. Either the community doesn't understand or they are more concerned about money then the education of their children. The same thing is happening at High Schools all over the place. It is very, very sad.

    I felt this was worth mentioning.
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