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Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Alf S, Jun 4, 2015.

  1. TJPC

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    We recently bought a “Nest” doorbell which has a camera and makes mini movies whenever someone comes to the door or one of us does chores and walks in front of it.

    I am annoyed that I have discovered that although you can think you look pretty spiffy in the mirror when looking face forward, it doesn’t prevent you from looking pretty stupid from the back and side!
     
  2. Clinton McClure

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    Cleaning carpets annoys me.
     
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  3. Johnny Angell

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    When I find a close parking space and pull up to it and, drat, there’s a small car pulled as far forward as possible. Curses, foiled again.
     
  4. Clinton McClure

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    When I’m with someone who will circle the parking lot for 15 minutes waiting for an up front spot to open instead of parking a few cars down and walking an extra 30’.
     
  5. Malcolm R

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    Or a motorcycle.
     
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    Or a large pickup/SUV is too close to the line making the space too small/risky to use.
     
  7. RobertR

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    The worst is some clueless jerk parking his vehicle at an angle such that it partially occupies two spaces.
     
  8. Dennis Nicholls

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    I hate to read on a can of Henry Weinhard's beer a note that it's made by Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co., Milwaukee WI/Irwindale CA.

    This was originally an Oregon beer. Why the pretense that they have a separate brewery from MillerCoors Corp.?

    It would be much more honest if it read "Brewed to the original recipe by MillerCoors".
     
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  9. Clinton McClure

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    People who mow their lawns to the dirt because “they won’t have to mow as often”, yet still mow every Saturday. At six in the morning.
     
  10. Malcolm R

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    When traveling by air, when the gate for your connecting flight is always as far away as possible from the gate of the arriving flight.

    Related, how airlines will micro-manage the schedule of individual flights to give a perception of "on-time" performance. I was on a flight last week that was scheduled by all timetables and on my tickets and boarding pass to depart at 11:53 am, but did not actually become airborne until 12:46 pm, nearly an hour late. But if you look back at the schedule, that flight now shows a scheduled departure time of 12:08pm and "gate departure" of 12:36pm, thereby making it seem like an on-time departure (I've learned over the years that any delay of 30 minutes or less is actually considered "on-time"). I'll have to use that excuse next time I'm 30 minutes or less late for an appointment/meeting.
     
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    The fact that any and all Dr.s, staff and employees think that it’s perfectly fine to waste my time and reschedule my appointments at a moment’s notice but if I have something come up unexpectedly they can charge me anywhere from $25-50 for it...
     
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    Double standards (rampant everywhere)!
     
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    The fact that my memory is so bad - “how bad is it?” - that the merchant (Amazon) has to remind me I already I already own that blu ray. Which can get tricky when I buy from 2 Amazons.
     
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    Yes I’m getting a bit absent-minded too. Very annoying.
     
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    “I already I already”? Give me a break, Johnny, you dolt.
     
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    Don't blame yourself! We're human.
     
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    Some of us are.
     
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    At the moment, I'm really annoyed with Bell.

    A few months ago, a now former in-law left me with the impression that we could tell our current provider we're thinking of switching to another provider and they'd bend over backwards to extend our 12 month TV/Internet promo deals. (We're in the middle of a 24 month contract.)

    While I understand that the above isn't Bell's responsibility, I'm still rather ticked off about the fact that even with reducing our TV package to the most basic level (From the 'Better' to 'Good' TV package.), we'd still be paying an extra $20/month for our second 12 month period~SERIOUSLY BELL?!!? :angry:
     
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    The amount charged at most restaurants for a miserly portion of onion rings. I make 'em at home. They aren't that much more labor intensive than fries (and it could be argued they're about the same if both are done properly from scratch) and the cost of the raw ingredient is roughly the same. Considering most restaurants typically get both products frozen and just toss some in the oil to cook makes it even more annoying. Based on prices I see for frozen product at places like Sam's, the price difference per pound in bulk is negligible.

    For fries you'll get practically an entire potato's worth but only a single slice's worth of onion rings (if that much). And they add an upcharge for "baskets" (burger & fries) if you substitute onion rings!
     
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    That's AT&T/Bell for you. I used to have DSL through Bell/AT&T. When my monthly cost doubled I called to do the "I'll cancel unless I get the new subscriber price" many friends had said they'd done with success. I was asked "What date would you like the service shut off, sir?" They, like every other media company, do not respect or reward customer loyalty. My daughter fought with them for months over a similar situation (hers was a Direct TV/Internet/Cell combo that was supposed to be less than just her former cell phone bill and wasn't) and finally told them "Turn it off - do not even try to bill me for this because you've not delivered what you promised at the price I was quoted."
     
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