Things that annoy you beyond reason...? [Vol 2]

Things that annoy you beyond reason...? [Vol 2]

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james_tigerwoods

15,160 posts

145 months

Thursday 31st January 2013
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7 minutes in to How I met your mother and there's 5 minutes of adverts? bds!!

Wills2

16,236 posts

123 months

Friday 1st February 2013
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Dixie68 said:
I used to be of the same opinion until the lad I sit next to in the office had a kid; a very sickly kid at that. I'd hate to think that I'd added to her health problems by giving her Dad an illness to take home to her, so now if I'm ill I stay at home, (although I do work from home instead). It also affects the workforce; just before Christmas one of the lads in my team struggled to work despite having that vomiting bug and by the end of the week my team was decimated and I didn't have enough people to carry out scheduled engineering works.
If you're a boss and you insist your people come in when they're ill then you're a terrible boss.
If my staff are ill I say stay away! I'm lucky that they can work remotely from home though.

I'm also lucky that my staff aren't lazy good for nothings and if they are ill then ill they are.

LukeSi

5,456 posts

109 months

Friday 1st February 2013
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The tosser van driver earlier who decided to pull out of a junction while I was doing 60mph and then stop in the middle of the road, good job my new (18 year old) car has good brakes.

Sprouts

865 posts

137 months

Friday 1st February 2013
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String on tea bags. I mean, why ? We have spoons.

Issi

1,782 posts

98 months

Friday 1st February 2013
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Further to my 'psycho bh on board' rant a few pages back.

I saw one of these yesterday, proudly placed next to the 'Baby on Board' sticker.



What was she thinking?

MartG

15,043 posts

152 months

Friday 1st February 2013
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The old biddy with her little shopping trolley who didn't look before moving and shoved the bd thing into my ankle

The wker I was following today who without fail only began indicating when half way through a manouver

Timberwolf

4,848 posts

166 months

Friday 1st February 2013
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Sprouts said:
String on tea bags. I mean, why ? We have spoons.
They're good if you have an office where people never wash up the teaspoons and instead hide them, covered in muck, at the back of the dishwasher... boxedin

George29

14,336 posts

112 months

Friday 1st February 2013
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Timberwolf said:
Sprouts said:
String on tea bags. I mean, why ? We have spoons.
They're good if you have an office where people never wash up the teaspoons and instead hide them, covered in muck, at the back of the dishwasher... boxedin
How do you squeeze the tea bag though? Surely you need a spoon for that!

Timberwolf

4,848 posts

166 months

Friday 1st February 2013
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George29 said:
How do you squeeze the tea bag though? Surely you need a spoon for that!
The ones we have seem to make reasonable tea without need for squeezing, although I tend to like my tea on the "oh yes, I think I started off a cuppa a few hours ago" side of stewed anyway.

They certainly make a better cup of tea than the instant "coffee" makes a cup of coffee, at least.

mattdaniels

7,351 posts

230 months

Friday 1st February 2013
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Skii said:
BMW 'Minis'
Do you mean MINI?

Apparently the Alex Issigonis love-children get froth in their beards if you fail to correctly differentiate Mini and MINI.

furiousbanghead

DickyC

35,004 posts

146 months

Friday 1st February 2013
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mattdaniels said:
Skii said:
BMW 'Minis'
Do you mean MINI?

Apparently the Alex Issigonis love-children get froth in their beards if you fail to correctly differentiate Mini and MINI.

furiousbanghead
Off Topic: This sort of thing isn't new. When I had my MGB GT in the 70s I was introduced to the concept of drivers of similar cars waving to one another. This was an idea I embraced wholeheartedly, only to be disappointed to discover that, because I drove a later, black-bumpered car, the drivers of earlier chrome-bumpered cars would ignore me.

Even Further Off Topic: One day I was further disheartened after waving to the driver of an almost identical, black, black-bumpered car only for him to stare at me in disbelief. "What's his problem?" I thought to myself. Then I realised I was in the Mini.

paperbag

It rather put me off the whole waving at cars thing.

Dixie68

3,091 posts

135 months

Friday 1st February 2013
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DickyC said:
Off Topic: This sort of thing isn't new. When I had my MGB GT in the 70s I was introduced to the concept of drivers of similar cars waving to one another. This was an idea I embraced wholeheartedly, only to be disappointed to discover that, because I drove a later, black-bumpered car, the drivers of earlier chrome-bumpered cars would ignore me.

Even Further Off Topic: One day I was further disheartened after waving to the driver of an almost identical, black, black-bumpered car only for him to stare at me in disbelief. "What's his problem?" I thought to myself. Then I realised I was in the Mini.

paperbag

It rather put me off the whole waving at cars thing.
A mate used to have a Triumph Spitfire and was always going on about the waving thing. The first time I was in it, roof down, hot summers day, coming towards us another Spitfire. "Watch this", says my mate, waving at the other driver. "fk you", shouts the other Spitfire driver as he sails past us, signalling the coffee beans to my mate hehe

Willy Nilly

12,205 posts

115 months

Saturday 2nd February 2013
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Issi said:
What was she thinking?
Naughty thoughts?

DrTre

12,955 posts

180 months

Saturday 2nd February 2013
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Dixie68 said:
A mate used to have a Triumph Spitfire and was always going on about the waving thing. The first time I was in it, roof down, hot summers day, coming towards us another Spitfire. "Watch this", says my mate, waving at the other driver. "fk you", shouts the other Spitfire driver as he sails past us, signalling the coffee beans to my mate hehe
That's genuinely made me laugh out.

GTIR

24,741 posts

214 months

Saturday 2nd February 2013
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DrTre said:
Dixie68 said:
A mate used to have a Triumph Spitfire and was always going on about the waving thing. The first time I was in it, roof down, hot summers day, coming towards us another Spitfire. "Watch this", says my mate, waving at the other driver. "fk you", shouts the other Spitfire driver as he sails past us, signalling the coffee beans to my mate hehe
That's genuinely made me laugh out.
Not often but yes. I did lol. hehe

And those cars look very silly as they're so small so I can imagine an angry man doing that.

DrTre

12,955 posts

180 months

Saturday 2nd February 2013
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GTIR said:
Not often but yes. I did lol. hehe

And those cars look very silly as they're so small so I can imagine an angry man doing that.
I used to think Spitfires were large (maybe as a kid they were) but they're really not at all, you're right.

Similarly the Griffith is much much smaller than I ever really thought.

(and every time I read Dixie's story, I laugh).

V8mate

42,987 posts

137 months

Saturday 2nd February 2013
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DrTre said:
Stuff
How's your bottom now?

DrTre

12,955 posts

180 months

Saturday 2nd February 2013
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Not as unruly as it was...

Pablo Escobar

3,088 posts

137 months

Saturday 2nd February 2013
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George29 said:
How do you squeeze the tea bag though? Surely you need a spoon for that!
Asbestos fingers are what you need.

Carthage

4,260 posts

92 months

Saturday 2nd February 2013
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Modern taps.
The ones with the high pressure jet of water that deflects off anything in the sink or the sink itself, spraying my entire torso with water.
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