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Moonpieluv
cob for sure: people who blow their nose at a restaurant while you are eating. That makes me gag. I've actually gagged and looked hard and disgusted at the person who was doing it. And they continued to blow and dig. NASTY!
Same goes for snot-rockets. I saw this lady on 34th st. when I lived in nyc blow one out and continue chatting away on her cell phone. YACK!

COBB: People who slam around in a kitchen. Why must one SLAM the cabinets so hard that you can hear the glasses tinkle? Wow. Or put the plates away so loudly, you're sure your beloved Holly Hobbie plate is going to break. I mean, if it's so loud it wakes you from a dead sleep, something is very wrong. (loud roomie obviously).

And people who shrug their shoulders when asked how they feel about the current and future state of the world/planet... and certainly do nothing to help it. sigh.
anna k
I got annoyed at seeing a girl hitting the elevator button several times in a row today. I said, "You don't have to keep doing that, it's going to come." She told me that she had a nervous habit, and that I didn't need to get an attitude. I told her that it was annoying me, and she repeated it again. I said that I had seen others doing it as well, and we left it at that. I just felt good about confronting one person about something that I've seen many people do that annoys me. It wasn't a personal attack on her, just giving her a heads-up.
anna k
double post.
culturehandy
word on loudness in kitchen.

Anna, I know what you mean, pressing something repeatedly isn't going to make it come faster. Like people who press the cross walk button> seriously, it isn't going to make the green light change to red any faster. It's the same thing with people who creep up at red lights. you creeping up every .5 seconds isn't going to make the light change anytime soon asshat.
bustygirl
The guilt the world heaps on mothers peeves me today. My kid was having a bad day, so I put him in the car (windows rolled down, in sight the whole time), gave him a bunch of toys, and ran back inside the cafe to fill his milk bottle. Some bitch gave me a dirty look when I came back outside (after less than 30 seconds) because he was in the car by himself. (Which was because he was throwing a fit, and I couldn't hold him and get milk for him at the same time, so I made an executive decision to put him where he'd be secure for a moment.)

You're not his fucking mom, bitch. You weren't there with him at 2 and 3 and 4 and 5 in the morning when he was sick, trying to get his fever down. You don't read to him, feed him, comfort him, teach him, clean up after him, discipline him when he misbehaves. You didn't teach him how to walk, you aren't teaching him to speak. It's very easy for you to feel superior to me on your little walk past my car for less than a minute. Come back and say something to my face, and I'll take your head off at the neck.

*sigh* Nothing makes people perfect parents like not having kids of their own.

Sorry I'm so peevish, but this lady really pissed me off.
zoya
my cob for the day is that I am working out of an office where EVERY FUCKING WEBSITE is blocked by this retarded firewall. (somehow Bust has escaped their notice, though..!) I need to order some supplies from Staples - can I? NO! because they have EVERY SINGLE STOREFRONT TYPE SITE blocked!

yes, not just porn, not just myspace, but ebay, staples, drugstore.com, sephora, etc etc. and they even have proxy server sites blocked so I can't get around the firewall that way.

I'm about ready to find the IT closet and kick the shit out of their server.
sybarite
Badly designed online job applications. Online applications are crap enough, with their myriad, repetitive fields and asinine categories. When they don't provide relevant info in their reductive-ass, no-other-option-provided drop down menu, then I just want to say ' leave the technology to those who actually know how to use it'. Fuckers.
nickclick
QUOTE(zoya @ May 22 2007, 01:40 PM) *
my cob for the day is that I am working out of an office where EVERY FUCKING WEBSITE is blocked by this retarded firewall. (somehow Bust has escaped their notice, though..!) I need to order some supplies from Staples - can I? NO! because they have EVERY SINGLE STOREFRONT TYPE SITE blocked!

yes, not just porn, not just myspace, but ebay, staples, drugstore.com, sephora, etc etc. and they even have proxy server sites blocked so I can't get around the firewall that way.

I'm about ready to find the IT closet and kick the shit out of their server.

yeah bust gets past mine too, thankfully! thing is i do photo research all day for a children's book publisher, and i'm working on a book about mardi gras, but the new orleans tourism site is blocked! all tourism sites are blocked! and they have free photos! what doesn't my company like about free?!?!????!!!!

seriously, my cob is being treated like a 3rd grader. i can still get my work done on time while occasionally checking my hotmail. don't fence me in!
nickclick
sorry to hear about your grandpa, rudder, and all the nonsense about his will.
ginger_kitty
cob: shoes that rub the back of my heel sad.gif
candycane_girl
Argh!! I hate hate hate stupid drivers! I came to a red light today and I left a little bit of space between my car and the one in front of me. In fact, that's something that they even taught us to do in driving school but I did it just because. So the asshole in a minivan behind me lays on the horn! All because I left a little bit of space? And not only that, but it was a red light, where did he think he was gonna go?
hellotampon
QUOTE(anna k @ May 21 2007, 09:29 PM) *
I got annoyed at seeing a girl hitting the elevator button several times in a row today. I said, "You don't have to keep doing that, it's going to come." She told me that she had a nervous habit, and that I didn't need to get an attitude. I told her that it was annoying me, and she repeated it again. I said that I had seen others doing it as well, and we left it at that. I just felt good about confronting one person about something that I've seen many people do that annoys me. It wasn't a personal attack on her, just giving her a heads-up.


People do that at the gas station. They stand there and push the fucking button a thousand times, totally oblivious to the big fat "PREPAY" sign on the pump. Then after a while they come in the store and bitch me out; "well how am I supposed to know it's prepay!?" toss money all over the counter and stalk out. Meanwhile, they have left the nozzle in their car, so I can't start the pump yet. They stomp back in to yell at me some more. I have to explain to them that they need to hang up the pump before I can set it. Even then, some of them are so angry/stupid that they go back outside and STILL don't hang it up.

Just one of the many things that makes me want to shoot customers in the face.
hoosierman78
QUOTE(hellotampon @ May 28 2007, 01:43 PM) *
People do that at the gas station. They stand there and push the fucking button a thousand times, totally oblivious to the big fat "PREPAY" sign on the pump. Then after a while they come in the store and bitch me out; "well how am I supposed to know it's prepay!?" toss money all over the counter and stalk out. Meanwhile, they have left the nozzle in their car, so I can't start the pump yet. They stomp back in to yell at me some more. I have to explain to them that they need to hang up the pump before I can set it. Even then, some of them are so angry/stupid that they go back outside and STILL don't hang it up.

Just one of the many things that makes me want to shoot customers in the face.


PREPAY only gas stations in general annoy me. I like paying with cash, and I always fill up when I stop, so no, I don't know how much I'm going to spend. It is nice when the person working inside will acknowledge this fact, let me give them a twenty (since here lately it ALWAYS costs more than that) and pay the balance when I'm done.

I second the stupid drivers. Just this morning on the way to work, I was being tailgated while passing slower traffic. Keep in mind I am already driving 10 mph over the posted limit, and there is a line of vehicles in front of me, with two motorcycle riders being directly in front of me. Being a rider myself, I refuse to tailgate riders while in my car, because I know how unnerving that feels. Absolutely no where this driver could go even if I wasn't in front of them, though I guess being an asshat made them feel like they were going faster.
falljackets
fucking wonky internet and it's insane ability to suddenly work when you call the tech support people and they tell you to reboot and reset the modem, regardless of the number of times you tried that BEFORE calling tech support, thereby making you look like a total inept ass.

and while we're talking about gas stations: people who park their cars at the station after paying at the pump and decide to go in and get groceries or lottery tickets while blocking the only available diesel pump at the station. ROWR! just move your car to the parking spaces at the door, people!!!!! it's not that hard!
mornington
cob: "friends" who bitch about you - supposedly behind your back, but in a place where, if they engaged thier brains for maybe half a second, they know I'd be able to see it.

cob: that I take it to heart and get bummed out. fuck them.
candycane_girl
fj, that's so true about tech support! It's always me going "it doesn't work, it doesn't work...oh". Because suddenly it works!


I've never been to a prepay gas station but I wouldn't like it. I like to fill up too so I never know just how much it's gonna be.

I hate most drivers. I can't wait to move to Toronto where I won't have to drive!
missladyj
muthafucka on a cell phone while driving who had the unmitigated temerity to honk at me. maybe if you got off the fuckin phone you would be aware of what drivers around you were doing asswipe!
ginger_kitty
Cob: People that wait for thier turn to talk, instead of listening when someone is speaking to them. It's just rude.
culturehandy
People who want immediate service instead of WAITING.
LustfullyPink
People who MUST PARK IN THE FRONT at shopping malls.

I swear >:( today I was behind this perfectly able to walk 24 year old girl and she literally saw this family walking down the row, checked to see where they were parked, and when she realized they were close enough for her liking she put her car in park and held up a line of people behind her about 4 cars long. I couldn't go ANYWHERE. They had to pack up their stuff, put THREE small children in car seats, and then they couldn't pull out because the bitch in front of me didn't leave them enough space, so that was another fiasco all on its own. The whole thing resulted in many people waiting about 14 minutes to get by her. I honked at her as I drove by, and everyone behind me followed suite. biggrin.gif
toastybean
the people who work in the pharmacy i go to. it blows my mind that they need thirty fucking minutes to walk to the fridge and grab me a fucking nuva ring so i can be on my merry way. (especially so when there is NO line and there are SIX of them working!)
candycane_girl
In relation to the pharmacy thing- the bitchy pharmacist who asks me every freaking time if I've been to that particular pharmacy before. No fuckwad, I've only been coming here my whole life, you have taken my prescriptions a million times and the second you type my name into the computer my history is going to show up anyway!
missjoy
damn drivers - I have seen this twice within the last week and it just blows my mind! Someone is sitting at a red light waiting to turn left. They inch forward as the light is about to change green and then gun it and make their left before the oncoming traffic starts moving - like they are deciding they have an advance green.

So freaking dangerous!

Also cob, my office phone line isn't hooked up right so, while I can make calls from my desk, the incoming calls only ring at my coworkers desk. For the last two days I have been alone here and everytime the phone rings I have to run around my cubicle to her desk. If I really move my ass I can make it by the third ring. Oh, and there is no answering machine, so I have to get it, even if I'm on another call.
candycane_girl
Missjoy, that's kind of funny because when I went to get my license once there was this crazy man arguing with one of the tellers wanting to know why he didn't have his license. She explained to him that he had failed the test because he did the exact think you just described and he kept going on and on "I had a license for 30 years in Michigan, why won't you people give me a license?!"

What's scary as that he didn't seem to think he had made any mistakes on his test.
Moonpieluv
Gossip.......that pisses me off so much and I have to say that from time to time I can indulge, but I was hanging out crafting yesterday at the local pub patio, and all around i heard the latest gossip... and people would smile and get excited about being able to share the local dirt.
Like who got out-of-hand drunk or something, or so and so did this or went home with this person, or don't you feel so sorry for her/him, blah blah blah.

reputation... maintaining your "cool, hip, with-it" reputation pisses me off.

also cob: friends who are dewds sitting at a table and say hi to you and everything, but the second you go over to chit-chat, they act like you're not there. wtf? having your dewd, flub chicks, session?

what am I or what are they in friggin high school?
heavens to betsy.
lilypickford
I just had Ye Olde Shirley-Muldowney-with-a-shopping-cart cut me off en route to the Dollar Store register today. All I could think was... 'hurry up and buy your cheapass plastic wrap, lady-- it's obviously much more important than my cheapass cat litter!'
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nickclick
ugh! some woman was all cutting me off at every corner at the supermarket sunday. if you're in a hurry, don't shop at pathmark on sunday morning. der.
lilypickford
Yeah, I only go grocery shopping in the middle of the day or the middle of the night, to avoid the psychos and long lines. Maybe I'm little paranoid myself after so many years of cart-abuse?? but sometimes it feels like they're actually honing in on you... they're around every corner, it's like they have some weird competition genome.

I think it's the same people who rev up at the stop light so they can get ahead of you when it turns green.

I'd like to take this moment and tell them all to go right ahead... I'll see them at the next stop light and give them a nice warm friendly smile... ! Or some other form of expression...
bustygirl
There is a special circle of hell reserved for asshats with pro-life stickers on their car who drive next to your car CONTAINING YOUR CHILD like they have no regard for any life, including their own.

I am not allowed to kill him in utero, but you can do it with your Navigator? Please go die.
crazyoldcatlady
QUOTE(bustygirl @ Jun 13 2007, 11:32 AM) *
There is a special circle of hell reserved for asshats with pro-life stickers on their car who drive next to your car CONTAINING YOUR CHILD like they have no regard for any life, including their own.

I am not allowed to kill him in utero, but you can do it with your Navigator? Please go die.


:::snicker:::

(runs back out...)
toastybean
finding out that my roomie lets her friends (who i dont know) sleep in my bed when im gone and not tell me about (and not change my sheets) grrrr!
missjoy
Cob: having to use my home number to give out to people for work because the phone system here isn't working yet. I don't want my work life and home life mingling dammit!

Anti-cob: having my 'rents visit and take me and joyboy out for dinner. I'm thinking of our one local cool restaurant (we're very small town) that has this on the menu: Asparagus & Rhubarb Manicotti: house-made pasta filled with local asparagus, rhubarb, & tofu ricotta; with saffron, orange & fennel sauce, fruit chutney, and house-made focaccia bread. Or this: Meat and Potatoes: grilled 8 oz Haedae Farms Sirloin, red wine mushroom gravy, smashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables. Cut to order; if you prefer another portion size, please ask. Local, certified organic, grass fed, happy cows.
culturehandy
Missjoy, I have to say that I've been guilty on that on some occasions, now I just make it to an intersection where there is a turning light.

Toasty that is gross. and creepy!
Busty, I love it.

I have to comment on any sort of anti-choice bumper sticker. I saw once that said abortion the worst form of child abuse, I just about died laughing. I was with someone and was pointing and laughing, and the people were in the car. Made me feel good.

I still hate those bumper stickers I also hate any sort of religious decals or bumper stickers.

Bah.

Cob: People who name drop. There is someone I work with who dropped the name of a tattooist in this city and said Oh I'm friends with her. I just kind of stared and was thinking "and I care why" I don't care who you know. Seriously.
nickclick
missjoy: yum!

toastybean: ew!

bustygirl: totally.
bustygirl
toasty, that's icky. I've actually busted people getting busy in my bed, albeit long, long ago.

The types of friends you have when you're very young and don't know how to weed out the crazies.
toastybean
ya sick i know. trying to find a way to get back at her.... i just hope i had a lot of filthy sweaty sex all over my bed before they slept in it...serves those fuckers right!
Moonpieluv
cob... I'm all about feminist theory/studies and feel like I strive to embrace that and work at it with more awareness and all that, y'all...

But I can't stand it when chicks who may not get as much male attention as other women assume that the Gettin-some-action one has a dependency on men. I will say personally I could do with dissecting my dependency on men, but I'm talking in general... I'm just saying that because a woman is getting attention, offers, men who come a'courtin' or whatever doesn't mean she wants it so, and sometimes may not even like it for whatever reason like being too busy, or needing to focus and doesn't need the distraction.

sigh... don't use some feminist point to cover jealously or loneliness.

lilypickford
Hey Toasty, I agree with Busty... and while I know it's tempting to try to get back at her, talking with her and laying some ground rules will ease the situation rather than escalate it... if she's cool about it, then she doesn't get weeded out of your life when the lease is up. If she's pissy about it and does it again, she's out. It's so hard to find good roommates!
candycane_girl
Ugh, I'm so sick of this person who calls herself a friend but is just outright bitchy to me and our other friends all the fucking time! She seems to think that she has some kind of edgy sense of humour when it's really just flat out assholery! She called me a bitch and our other friend an asshole and seems to think that she's funny!
faerietails2
Um, work is my biggest peeve of all at the moment (see work rant thread). I want to egg that bitch's house. I have her address, too...

You know what I really really really really really hate? When people check their cell phones during a movie in a theater. I'm like a cat, and any little flash will draw my attention. So when people text or check the time or whatever else it it that makes them open their damned cell phones, my spell with the movie is instantly broken. It's been driving me freaking insane lately. If I had my own theater, I swear I'd see to it that a cell phone reception blocker was installed within the perimeter of the theater areas. There was a time people existed without cell phones. Sadly, that time is gone forever.
toastybean
ooh ya i know! its like um seriously...if you are that fucking bored at a movie you paid nearly $10 to go see...i would think you would cut your losses and text outside.
nickclick
i went to see a band saturday, and half the people there had their cell phones/blackberries/whatever those things are, texting/checking emails. i mean, really.
anna k
QUOTE
When people check their cell phones during a movie in a theater. I'm like a cat, and any little flash will draw my attention


Me too!

I didn't like this morning listening to people chatter on incessantly on the 9 am train. Just wanted to chill out in silence, not listen to little kids squealing or Long Island teen girls talk like Valley chicks.

I wanted to smack the actress Megan Fox in Maxim for acting like she's so cultured for saying that she likes sex, and that girls get jealous of her "badass" attitude with guys. She just sounded like a little stick-up-the-ass snot. You're fucking Brian Austin Green, sweetheart. Nobody's jealous.
mornington
people with umbrellas who walk really slowly and don't look where they're going. Especially when it's tipping it down, I haven't got my brolly, and I'm trying to go somewhere. Just because you're dry, don't hold up the rest of the street.

anna... blink.gif you don't have to be cultured to like sex.

count me in on the cell phone hate. although mine is people who play shitty (why is it always commercial r'n'b?) on thier cell speakers on the bus. Seriously. They come with headphones, no-one else wants to listen.
faerietails2
QUOTE
You're fucking Brian Austin Green, sweetheart. Nobody's jealous.

hahahahahahahaaaaa!... biggrin.gif
anna k
QUOTE
anna... you don't have to be cultured to like sex.


I guess what I meant is that she came as a snob, and kind of stupid. Here's some quotes:

QUOTE
Don’t forget to breathe… I really enjoy having sex, and that’s offensive to some people. Women are the quickest to call other women sluts, which is sad. I haven’t met a lot of men who’ve said, “You like having sex? What a dirty whore you are!” That’s because they wish their wives or girlfriends would have more sex with them.


That just sounded like total bullshit, like the stereotypes of men's gfs and wives being too sexually frigid and them going to strippers and prostitutes, or that women still believe in the virgin/whore stereotypes. This girl is 21, which just makes her sound really dumb and misinformed.

Seriously, Brian Austin Green? I don't care if he's older than her, he must be mentally immature to want to marry a 21-year old starlet.

I guess I just get turned off by women who try to play the "sexy bad girl" thing too hard, like Asia Argento. People like Gina Gershon and Jennifer Jason Leigh are cooler to me.

I hate being on crowded streets with people with umbrellas and being afraid I'll be poked in the eye by one of the prongs.
lilacwine13
I've met guys who call women "sluts" and "whores" for liking sex (or even dressing in a certain manner); apparently Ms. Fox lives in a different world than mine, where men never call women sluts and fucking Brian Austin Green is considered a good thing.

And I hate people who text at the movies too. You're there to watch a movie, you are not going to die if you don't talk to your friends.
dj-bizmonkey
these cobs probably won't make sense to anyone who isn't or hasn't been a field biologist, but here goes anyway...

cob:waking my ass up at 3:30am to walk for 2km in the pouring rain to find a group of mean little capuchins that want to start running at 4:40am

anti-cob:getting to see those same little monkeys do their ritual sex dance, replete with duck-facing, vocalizations and even a 4.5min copulation, almost unheard of in the capuchin world.

cob:the freakazoid plant biologists that live next to me. ok, we basically live in tiny closets here, all alongside one another and everyone knows everyone and usually has the courtesy to introduce themselves. these people (a couple) have been here since mid-may and have not once, spoken to any of us or said hello. they cook in their room and close the community bathroom door (which is much like a dorm bathroom with showers and toilets) when they go in. i mean, are they serious? the rest of us generally rise around 4:30-5:00am, since we are on monkey/bird time, not human time. i wish i could study plants and get up at 11:00am and work for 2 hours and be done, but that's not the way it goes. it's 6:30am, we're talking in low, quiet voices, getting ready to go out to the field and i hear the man's voice call SHUT UP from inside the room. the the high-pitch girl's voice say, well who wants to sleep at 6 in the morning anyway. ooooh, i'm so sorry, people who's names i don't know because they've never had the decency to introduce themselves to me, we are here to work, and that means rises with and even before the sun at times. sweet jebus. i said, very loudly, well, if you want common courtesy, you have to extend it in the first place. aaaaargh! these freaks are ruining the whole dynamic. i mean, if you're shy and you don't want to socialize all the time, then fine, but at least say, 'hi my name is ____, and i'm here doing ____.' imagine having a roommate that never once acknowledged you as a human being, but thought it was completely normal to yell at you to shut up whenever they pleased. ok, enough is enough.

anti-cob:despite the freak-a-leak plant people, waking up everyday in the tropical dry forest.....ahhh, there is no other life for me.

p.s. brian austin green is a creepy little troll
grrrlyouwant
people who refuse to take their screaming brats out of the theater because they think just because it's a kids movie, people should just put up with junior screaming that he wants more jujubees every twenty minutes. um, no, bitch.
anna k
Sitting on a morning train wanting to relax and listening to active kids talking loudly or people with nasal Long Island accents who never stop talking. I just move my seat instead of telling them to keep it to themselves.
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