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candycane_girl
I feel like much of the conversation has been about guys thinking that women can't handle things (ie. heavy lifting) but to me, this one instance was just ridiculous. I was with this guy once (he was my fuckbuddy at the time) and we were in my car listening to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs second cd Show Your Bones. I was gushing over them and how awesome the music is and said that I wanted to get their first cd. His response was that I might not like it because the music was a lot harder and more punk on their first cd. Yes, because my poor dainty little ears can't handle fast music with lots of distortion and a bit of screaming.

On the heavy lifting note, I will let a guy lift anything he wants for me because I am lazy.
flanker_ji
Cob: Arrogant asshole roommates who think they know what you should be doing better than you do, regardless of what you say. Grrrrrrrrrrrr.
candycane_girl
cob: at the gym today I saw a guy use not one but two machines and then not wipe them off. C'mon man, it's common courtesy. Also, there are signs all over the place asking people to wipe off the machines! Oh well. It seems about as effective as signs that ask people not to drop their weights on the floor.
doodlebug
cob: I'm getting REALLY tired of the whole, "Oh that poor man, he's paying all this money in child support, he's so broke because of it, boo hoo." Boo-fucking-hoo.

Dude, I don't care who you are, how much money you make, how much your ex makes, or if he/she has a new spouse.....it takes TWO to create a child, and YOU ARE HALF THE REASON THAT CHILD EXISTS. Ergo, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR HALF THE COST OF RAISING THE LITTLE FRUIT OF YOUR LOINS. Period. Who else do you think should be responsible for what your reproductive organs are capable of? No one but your ex? Your mom and dad? For fuck's sake. You made a CHOICE at some point. Deal with it.

A child is not a shareholder company. You can't just invest in a few stocks as they interest you. You are one half of a pair of people responsible for that child's life and future. Buck up and shut up.
lilacwine13
Cob: Someone arguing that there is no way I could have read a certain book because I couldn't remember how long it was or the main character's name. Uh, it could be that 1.) it was over 11 years ago I read it, 2.) I can't even remember the page count of books I've read a thousand times and 3.) I thought the book was rather boring so I'm not going to try to remember details of it.

Cob: Working way too much and having nothing to show for it.
candycane_girl
cob: getting jumped on (on another board) for making one flippant comment about how some fountain in Chicago is "just a fountain" AND the fact that other posters expect me to know everything about the damned thing. Jeez.
zoya
...well, isn't a fountain just a fountain?? wink.gif
candycane_girl
I swear to god, these people acted like the fountain was the sistine chapel and they were all hardcore catholics.

It annoyed me to no end that I (a Canadian) was supposed to magically know everything about this fountain and how it's a super important piece of Chicago architecture and there are signs (SIGNS, people!!) warning against trespassing. I doubt any one of them would know anything about Toronto architecture.
pollystyrene
Were you dancing naked in Buckingham Fountain?
candycane_girl
lol, no but apparently during Lollapalooza some woman decided to climb it and then got arrested, hence my "it's just a fountain" comment.
pollystyrene
Yeah, that's a little ridiculous, and I live here. Did she resist them trying to pull her out or something? Did she have drugs on her person?
candycane_girl
There's a video of it floating around and she just kept climbing up the tiers. Then when she finally came out of the fountain the cops were waiting. I don't know if she actually got arrested but there were people chanting "let her go".

According to one of the commenters on the other board, she could have broken the fountain!!
pollystyrene
Yeah, that's a pretty sturdy fountain- I don't think some hippie is going to disturb it. It's still trespassing, not to mention she could have gotten hurt. Arresting her seems like a bit much, but kicking her out of the park seems appropriate.

ETA: Here's the video. They got up pretty high!
doodlebug
cob: stupid, mean, crotchety, old pricks and cunts that I have to talk to on the phone as part of my job. Like the one who just insisted I was STUPID for checking to see whether her husband Henry might be this particular other fellow, Harry, and she said that was STUPID, nobody called HENRY is EVER called HARRY! I couldn't think of an example quickly enough - not that she gave me a chance. And then when I said I was just doing me job, she said I had a STUPID JOB asking STUPID QUESTIONS, and what was my name? And when I said Doodle, she said, "Do they call you Dopey?" And I hung up on her. And then I stormed out of the office to smoke and cry (streaking my makeup), and thought of Prince Harry. Who is Henry, of course.
treehugger
Cob: Freaking bitchy moderators on Freecycle. I had a computer glitch and double posted. I got a warning NOT to let that happen in the future.

Y'know, I wasn't even ASKING for stuff, I was GIVING stuff away!!
candycane_girl
People on facebook who "like" their own status. Of course you like it, you posted it dumbass!
sassygrrl
Fucking collection agencies. I don't have the money to pay you! I'm unemployed!!!
auralpoison
Fucking tow-the-line people & their politics. Between my libertarian friend that basically just gets off on how much smarter he is than anybody that subscribes to anything that isn't his brand of superior niche politics, to my ULTRACONSERVATIVE friend that gets all his info from Fox news & blindly follows it. It's like, smug arrogance on one side & pure, blind stupidity on the other. I want to STRANGLE THEM BOTH.

Right now I'm just pissed as fuck at my conservative friend. A good HALF of his lifestyle choices are in pretty much DIRECT violation of most of the values that his political affiliation puts forth. He likes sucking both real/fake cock, he likes getting fucked in the ass by real/fake cock, he's divorced with a son he barely sees(Breakdown of the American family, dontcha know!), but married to a woman with whom he has an open relationship. And she procures him cock to suck/get fucked by while she does her own thing. He desperately wants to tap my ass, but doesn't seem to understand that racism? Isn't cool. He may not call me a nignog, but he has no problem leveling "beaner" at other people in my presence. He's a white, middle-class, uneducated, middle-aged man that still lives with his parents, has a fairly crap job, loves his NASCAR & Toby Keith, & is just as fucked up as everybody else even though 'his colors don't run'. What the fuck ever, dude. There is a reason you never got any bigger than Shitholeville, USA.

Last week it was my libertarian friend. All my leftie friends were railing about the whole "Crazy Lyndon Larouche lady v. Barney Frank, Obama = Hitler" shizznit. I didn't get involved because I felt their outrage was misplaced (Saying "Obama = Hitler" doesn't piss me off. That's just as idiotic as comparing GWB to Hitler. Some asshat coming in solely to disrupt the proceedings so that people with legitimate concerns aren't heard? PISSES ME OFF.) Captain Superior brought up Godwin's Law blahblahblah. This was not helpful. This was him contributing nothing, but still giving the turd a good stirring to make his own dick hard. Seriously. I wasn't even in the same room with him, but I could feel his temp rising as he just waited for the optimum moment to prove how much smarter he was than the lowly lefties still suckling the hippie idealism teat. I could mentally picture the color rising in his cheeks & the brilliant grin he had when he dropped his little nugget of wisdom. Fuckstick.

Of course, I have my period, it's sweltering, & I've been stewing on this for a bit.
Angelina_Fantasy
QUOTE(candycane_girl @ Aug 23 2009, 07:23 PM) *
People on facebook who "like" their own status. Of course you like it, you posted it dumbass!




HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA I so agree with this!!!!!!!!!

deschatsrouge
I hate incoming freshman and their perky hopefulness. I love watching them get broken.
hellotampon
I just got my issue of Bitch magazine today, after reading about the changes on feministing yesterday. I'm having trouble understanding why they screwed all of the subscribers out of a summer issue so they could waste money on color and glossier pages. They are constantly running out of money and begging for donations. I have gladly donated to the magazine before, and I would have no problem paying a higher subscription price so the magazine could stay afloat, but I couldn't care less about the foofy pink pages. I would much rather have had a summer issue than this.
doodlebug
cob: I'm annoyed at myself. A guy accosted me on the street Saturday night, when I was listening to a busker in between sets I was playing at the bar across the road, and I resorted to the tired, old, "I have a boyfriend!" And I hated myself for it. Hello? Shouldn't the fact that I'm not into you be enough without me having to rely on being "taken?" But honestly, he wasn't listening to my body language and totally ignored my lack of interest in his advances. Plus he sulked in anger when he tried to get me to sit next to him on the curb and I said, "No." Just like that, no disclaimers, no qualifiers. By the time I had to rely on Soulman's existence, this guy had literally grabbed me, hard, around the waist. I pushed his hands away and uttered the desperate cry of already being "owned" by another man. And even that didn't work - he tried to grab me again, shouting, "I don't care!" At that point, I had to rely on ANOTHER man to defend me - my homeless friend, Milo, who's deep-voiced, male "no" was apparently more believable than mine.

Although, to be honest, if Milo hadn't bailed me out, I probably would have kicked the guy in the gut and run......

And yet, most of the men I know in this world don't understand why Take Back the Night in our town excludes men.....yes, it really IS a symbolic demand for the right to walk through the community at night, and be safe, without a male escort. Because that right still doesn't apparently exist.
grrrlyouwant
QUOTE(hellotampon @ Aug 27 2009, 10:13 AM) *
I just got my issue of Bitch magazine today, after reading about the changes on feministing yesterday. I'm having trouble understanding why they screwed all of the subscribers out of a summer issue so they could waste money on color and glossier pages. They are constantly running out of money and begging for donations. I have gladly donated to the magazine before, and I would have no problem paying a higher subscription price so the magazine could stay afloat, but I couldn't care less about the foofy pink pages. I would much rather have had a summer issue than this.



ugh, is that what happened? i thought it had been a suspiciously long time between issues! and all that glaring pink gave me a headache.

um...but not here, cause puter screens and paper are processed differently by the eyeballs. besides, the lounge is supposed to be pink. bitch, not so much.
MadameHooch
I hate obnoxious people who hold on too-loud conversations so everyone around them can hear because they are obnoxious showoffs. Example: I was sitting in Barnes and Nobel a few weeks ago a when a girl with said personality begins talking about the riot grrrl movement. My interest peaked and I began to eavesdrop (if that's what you can call it when you can't help hearing regardless if you want to or not!). Suddenly she goes "...but, um, like, I cant BE a feminist because I like guys way too much. I can't hate men." WHAT?!
candycane_girl
madamehooch, it seems that along the way feminism got mixed up with man hating and now there are a ton of idiotic people who think that feminst= bra burning, man hating crazy person.

This isn't an actual cob but gmail isn't working right now and it's pissing me off! I really hope that it's just an internal server error and that there isn't some kind of crazy virus going around. I need to check my email for a password!!!
pollystyrene
Cob: People on Facebook who are friends of friends; you get in a little argument, albeit a diplomatic one, with them about something the mutual friend posted...and they send you a friend request. Dude, I don't care if we're squabbling about semantics and we agree on the overall issue. Just because I took notice of something you posted, I don't want to be your friend. We have NOTHING else in common.
missladyj
cob: people who want to take credit for other people's hard work at a NATIONAL CONFERENCE but then realize they don't know ANYTHING about the work that they want to take credit for and end up inviting the person who did the work to present instead. Then can't return an email to give the person WHO DID ALL THE WORK more info about the conference. GRRRR!!!!
treehugger
cob: equipment manufacturers who assemble their stuff using FLAT HEAD SCREWS in tight, awkward places. Fuck you very much. I mean, you saved what? two cents per ultracold???? You couldn't use a phillips or a hex? Bah.
flanker_ji
Stupid boyfriend behavior at my hormonal time of the month, when I was so excited to see him after a long weekend apart... grrr.
candycane_girl
cob: women who refer to their boyfriend or fiance as husband. You're not married. He's not your husband. And don't even get me started on the term "hubby".
rogue
QUOTE(candycane_girl @ Sep 9 2009, 10:01 AM) *
And don't even get me started on the term "hubby".


I totally agree with you, CCG! I haaaaaaaaaate it when people call their husbands/SOs "hubby". Can't even fathom it. And it's all over my stinkin' Facebook!
raisingirl
I'm so fucking annoyed with certain people in my life who shall remain nameless. I have very little tolerance for a victim mentality. You don't like something? CHANGE IT. Do something about it. YOU HAVE A CHOICE.
pollystyrene
QUOTE(candycane_girl @ Sep 9 2009, 08:01 AM) *
cob: women who refer to their boyfriend or fiance as husband. You're not married. He's not your husband. And don't even get me started on the term "hubby".


Ugh, "hubby" annoys the shit outta me, too.

I do admit, though, in certain contexts, I do call LeBoy my husband. After 8 years, he may as well be, and sometimes it's just easier than explaining things.
roseviolet
I can't stand the whole "DH" thing (for "dear husband"). I know it's shorter than typing out "husband", but the whole "dear" part annoys me for reasons I don't even understand.

As for the people who use "husband" when they aren't married? I've never met anyone like that (or at least I don't think I have!). Oddly enough, I know a couple that are married and they still refer to one another as boyfriend & girlfriend. They feel more comfortable with those terms than with "husband" and "wife".
candycane_girl
polly, if you and leboy have been living together then I think you're common law married anyway! It just annoyed me because one of my FB friends (honestly, I don't even know why I added this girl, we went to the same high school and were never friends) said "happy birthday to my husband" and I was like "when did she get married?" I checked her status. She's not married.

I've never even heard of DH before. That seems weird. My mom calls people dear but only when she's addressing the person directly.
stargazer
So, I'm curious, for those of you who dislike the word "hubby"....what do you dislike about the term?
lilacwine13
I don't like the term hubby because it sounds too cutesy and patronizing. Plus, it rhymes with "chubby" and I don't like the sound of that word.

Cob: The double standard of if a man dates a younger woman, it's normal but if a woman dates a younger man, she's a cougar or worse.
treehugger
I'm not fond of it, but I can't put my finger on why? Maybe because it's too close to "hubbah hubbah". Not sure. It just sort of seems crude to me I guess.

Rosev, are you sure it means "dear husband" and not "DickHead"??? Of course, that's just my perverse sense of humor.

ETA: Xposted with lilacwine! *waves*
candycane_girl
To me hubby just sounds kind of childish and like the person can't be bothered to use the full word "husband". And something about it seems patronizing. Just like if a man called his wife "wifey". It really is hard to put my finger on it but it drives me crazy. Especially since most people will use it like "going out with hubby tonight". Why not just use the guy's name?
pollystyrene
Actually, in the U.S., it's different in every state and Illinois isn't a common law state, so no matter how long we live together, it wouldn't matter. The context in which I use it, for example, is like when I called the bank that his car loan is with the other day and wanted to find out what the final pay-off is, and I said he was my husband, hoping they'd give me the information. They did. smile.gif

Yeah, for all the reasons listed, I don't like "hubby"- sounds patronizing, rhymes with "chubby" (which is okay when you're talking about the Ben & Jerry's flavor! laugh.gif ) The other one that drives me nuts is when, usually older married couples refer to each other as "Mother" or "Father" to their adult children. It just creeps me out, the loss of identity that it implies and the fact that you're referring to your spouse as your parent. It's fine when the kid is 2-years-old, but when they're adults...eww.
auralpoison
My grandparents called each other "mama" & "daddy" & it always kinda seemed weird to me even as a child.
rogue
QUOTE(candycane_girl @ Sep 9 2009, 09:47 PM) *
To me hubby just sounds kind of childish and like the person can't be bothered to use the full word "husband". And something about it seems patronizing. Just like if a man called his wife "wifey". It really is hard to put my finger on it but it drives me crazy. Especially since most people will use it like "going out with hubby tonight". Why not just use the guy's name?


This is exactly how I feel about the word. It's just annoying. I find this kind of strange and I don't know if other people are like this because I haven't really met anyone like it, but I am a huge fan of words. I collect my favourites and for some reason "hubby" just rubs me the wrong way. As does "wifey". There was actually a song by the band Next called Wifey and it was just awful because they just said WIFEY way too much. I just hate both words and when I see them I kind of throw up in my mouth a little.
auralpoison
People too lazy to figure out how to use a goddamned search engine for anything but shopping, gossip mongering or bitching. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know that fact checking is a part of my gig, but really, folks. If all it takes me is sixty seconds (usually under that) on Google to find whatever the fuck it is that will fix your retarded shit, there's no reason you can't do it yourself. It's called quit wringing your goddamned hands & be proactive for once in your lives instead of getting off on your drama, you fucking dinks.
candycane_girl
My parents always called each other mummy and daddy in front of me and my brother so that we would learn to call them that. However, now at 24 I feel kind of silly calling my dad "daddy" but I just can't bring myself to call him dad! In fact, now that I think about it, my parents rarely use each other's names. It's usually "honey" or "dear".


cob: I've said it before and I'll say it again. People who stand right near escalators. I am trying to get off the escalator and I am going to walk straight into you so move your ass!
sassygrrl
Cob: Stupid people. We're doing a park clean up on Saturday thru Americorps. The woman who is organizing it thru meetup did not know where we would met. At the park, considering it's a park cleanup. Also, she thought that wearing nice jeans would be good for mulching and planting. I'm honestly amazed she has a job.
missladyj
I use hubby, when that song came out he called me Wifey, which always makes me think of the that Judy Blume book which was DIRTY so I didn't mind it at all.

I also call him hubsand cuz I like saying it. He also uses "Yes dear" alot but only to annoy me. I prefer to call him Bunny or old man because he is 14 yrs older than me. basically we have alot of fun and there are lots of nick names. when it's serious shit though the first and middle names come flying out.

I will always call my dad Daddy. I'm turning 36.
hellotampon
I hate the word "hubby" too, but "wifey" doesn't bother me, probably because I never really hear it, it doesn't seem to be in the same context as "hubby," and it seems deliberately silly whereas "hubby" is like, trendy or something.

I could never call my father anything but "Dad." "Daddy" makes me cringe.

I hate it when people park like assholes. I get out of work at 11 o'clock, and I'll go to the grocery store to pick up a snack and there's always a minivan parked in the middle of 2 spaces... the 2 spaces closest to the door. What is the point? I don't mind parking farther away if it isn't raining but still, it pisses me off. What a passive-aggressive way to tell people that they are not "allowed" to park near your *awesome* minivan.
rogue
I don't even drive and I hate people that can't park! Last night when I was out getting some stuff I noticed a guy with an amazing vintage car and he parked it vertically across two spaces and I was like WTF?! I can't stand that. I know it's an awesome car but come on. He just looked like a douchebag.

I don't mind so much when people call their fathers Daddy. I usually just call my dad "Pops" but that's because I didn't grow up with him and Dad seems really personal to me.
roseviolet
Calling your father "daddy" is one thing. But calling your husband "daddy" .... ::shudder::

CCG, I've seen "DH" used for "dear husband" on forums. Occasionally someone new will ask what it stands for & the response is always "dear husband".

I'm also annoyed by a certain blogger who is married to a French man & she always refers to him as French Husband. As in, "I was talking to French Husband about kitchen appliances and ..." blahblahblah. Why throw in the "French" bit every single fucking time? Does she have husbands of other nationalities hidden around somewhere? It's so ridiculous.

I bet if I started referring to Sheff as English Husband around here you all would threaten to slap me silly.
candycane_girl
You know what, all this calling the person "husband" or "dear husband" reminds me of Gilmore Girls when one of Rory's friends always called her boyfriend "boyfriend". Like, she wouldn't say the guy's name, she would say, "Boyfriend and I are going out to a new restaurant." It drove me nuts.
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