Things that drive you nuts?

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I'd like to know what drives you nuts about people or other things ? Not politically or nothing really deep but just annoying things. Like when you are in grocery aisle and another person just stands in middle of aisle blocking it for no good reason. Or watching T.V. and seeing same commercial 15 times in a row. Even stuff that co-workers do that irritates the heck out of you. One of mine is having to do all the work at the grocery. The shopping, the self checkout and the bagging. Then having to give the store the money for doing all the work. It's ok on a few items but local stores are now trying it on big orders. Giving customers a shopping scanner to use in store for " faster service". Drives me nuts seeing that. It's like why hire anybody to work there. Anybody else got stuff that makes crazy when they see it?
 
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Oh and remaking movies from my youth. Leave my childhood memories alone Hollywood. Come up with new ideas instead of just trying to make a fast buck.
 
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Wow, where to start? The people who block aisles at the grocery store is a big one for me. I also seem to run into the worst offenders every single time I'm at the store.

People who do 40 MPH when trying to merge onto the highway.

My one coworker who calls in sick all the time. I get the people get sick and sometimes you have to call in, but this guy does it all the time. He also sounds as though he's on death's door whenever he calls in. "Um, Bob, you just said you had a bad cold and a 99-degree fever. I don't need the 'sick voice.'"

Robocalls.

Poor communications. Just in the last two months I've missed out on at least half a dozen events with my kids, and my kids have missed out on just as many things, because the people in charge didn't communicate them out, or didn't do so effectively. Don't send me an angry email after the fact saying that you had to cancel an event due to low participation when you never sent out the initial email saying that the event had been scheduled!

People who run red lights.

People who can't do their own job. I have a manager/team lead who is constantly sending out emails asking us to do really simple things for him, like calling or emailing someone else for him. He gets upset with me over his email requests because I just forward his emails to the intended target.

People who get spruced up to come to the gym, especially first thing in the morning. Why on earth would you wake up an extra 30-60 minutes early to shower, do your hair, do your makeup, etc. just to come to the gym and get all sweaty?

Bullies. I could go on for pages about them.

Gossips. Ditto.

Stores that put an item on sale, then put out just a few each morning and never restock.

People who tell you they know more about a topic than you do, when you're very knowledgeable and/or an expert and they clearly don't know anything about it.

I have plenty more...
 
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The grocery store aisle blockers hits a chord for me. People that have been at the store with me will testify, I make it a point to go down those aisles, especially if its occupied by a couple people that have run into each other and decided this is a good place to catch up, and I will politely but deliberately, make them move. The look when they snap back to reality and realize "Oh yeah, I'm in literally everyone's way" is worth its weight in gold.
 
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Those are all good, but the one thing that really annoys me the most..

I go to a lot of Auctions. When someone buys a Vintage toy and turns around and gives it to a little kid that is there with them just to keep them happy while the adult stands around.
I watches a Vader case of Vintage Figures sell, about 20 in there, nothing rare, no weapons or anything. But it went for well more than I was willing to give, ($150) He takes the item, goes back to to a group of kids (5-8 yrs old?) and they start playing with them right there.

I have seen this many times, might not be a Star Wars Toy, but something thats worth a lot more than something a kid should be tearing up.
 
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People who stand so close to you when you're checking out that you're practically dating them!! Oh man does that irk the heck out of me!!!!!
 
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Those are all good, but the one thing that really annoys me the most..

I go to a lot of Auctions. When someone buys a Vintage toy and turns around and gives it to a little kid that is there with them just to keep them happy while the adult stands around.
I watches a Vader case of Vintage Figures sell, about 20 in there, nothing rare, no weapons or anything. But it went for well more than I was willing to give, ($150) He takes the item, goes back to to a group of kids (5-8 yrs old?) and they start playing with them right there.

I have seen this many times, might not be a Star Wars Toy, but something thats worth a lot more than something a kid should be tearing up.
No offense meant really, but your most annoying thing is when people give toys to kids?

I'm more annoyed by the guy that buys all the stuff to go scalp it later. The secondary market has killed a lot of the fun of collecting in my opinion. Exclusives now have 2 middle men, the store and the guy that bought them all at store price to resell for twice as much.
 
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I could go on for hours about things that drive me nuts while driving, but my number one pet peeve is when the driver behind you doesn't actually stop for a stop sign but instead just kind of piggybacks on your stop. In other words, I stop, then go, then look in my rear view mirror to see the guy behind me zipping through the intersection without hesitation as if to say "I'm with him."
 
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Keknivek -
You miss understand. Its about the fact that they are buying them not knowing how old they are or the value. When they could buy the kids the box of Happy Meal toys that is coming up next and they would have been just as happy. I don't buy high and sell high. I buy low and sell low. Most figures in my antiques store I sell for $5 each.
 
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What about when they call for a trace of snow, the couple that goes and buys 5 gallons of milk, 7 loaves of bread,and 12 dozens of eggs? Knowing 2 days later it will be 50 degrees. Exactly how much French toast can 2 people eat in 2 days?
 
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Oh. And people that can't merge onto highways. Dear God people, you don't stop on the ramp!!!! Or worse stopping on the highway to let the car in. Seen it and wanted to tell the driver to pull over their car and just walk.
 
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Keknivek -
You miss understand. Its about the fact that they are buying them not knowing how old they are or the value. When they could buy the kids the box of Happy Meal toys that is coming up next and they would have been just as happy. I don't buy high and sell high. I buy low and sell low. Most figures in my antiques store I sell for $5 each.
I was being a little 'tongue in cheek' with my response, but still... I've bought toys at auctions and let my kids play with them because it keeps them occupied. I wouldn't pay $150 for vintage Star Wars figures, but $10-20 for a box of stuff is worth it to allow me and my wife to enjoy the auction. I understood your premise, I just don't think you can begrudge someone for buying toys (no matter how vintage or valuable they might be) and letting a kid play with it.

Here's something that grinds my gears. I see antique stores, resell shops, and flea markets marking up Star Wars simply because it's Star Wars ALL the time. I talked to one guy that was always selling toys at a flea market near my home and he grumbled all the time about never making any money, but he had loose Star Wars figures for $8-10 (some vintage, some not), carded figures were always over $10, and he had some that he deemed his "money makers" (that ironically never sold) which were $50-100... I told him once that none of the stuff he had was worth what he had on it but he didn't want to hear that so he sat and kept his unsold toys company for years. I never brought it up again, but bent cards or no accessories or paint loss... not of that stuff will sell for anything.

Put something on E-bay and get it in front of thousands of eyes and maybe it'll sell for $10. Put something on your table at a local shop and it's probably going to sit for a long time unless it's $2-3... even much of he 90's stuff on cards.
 
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Ah yes. Online items, a blessing and a curse at the same time.
Try finding most Wal-Mart exclusives on the shelf in my area. You don't. Most I never see unless on their website but oddly sold by a 3rd party with a much higher price. Now that's a real pain for true collectors.
 
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There's been an abandoned van at work for months and it grinds me every morning when I pull in to the lot. I think it's a fellow employee's, but seriously...

Oh yeah, and it's been double parked the whole time.
 
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-Ditto on coworkers who always call in sick. I have one who does it on a weekly basis. The rest of us need to do our own work, plus his, and when he comes back he gives you a huge story about how sick he was without even a thank you for picking up his slack. But if the roles are reversed he goes all the way to management complaining he had to do extra work because someone called in sick.

-Superiors who are unqualified, not experienced enough, or not knowledgeable of the job and what the workers below them have to deal with. They expect you to make them look good. It kills me to do a good job on something, only to have the credit stolen by someone who is desperate to improve their image to others since they can't on their own.

-People who don't know how to use 4-way stops, or are impatient at one. Like almost everyday I go through the same one at work and sometimes when I'm approaching it at the same pace of another vehicle, they'll floor it and then slam on their breaks to make sure they're there first. Or when someone is there first and are signaling to make a turn through the intersection and you're going straight. They think they have to wait for you to proceed. Not how it works and it makes for a stressful situation if it is really busy.

-Women who are overly passive aggressive. I just cringe when I hear them subtly taking shots at each other in a polite manner with smiles on their face. Might as well just say how you feel. I find guys more often just say what's on their mind.

-People who use the gym acting like they're better than everyone else because they go. I don't have a beach bod by any stretch of the imagination, but I'm not fat either and am barely above average weight for my height. My job is very physically demanding, and I'm a volunteer firefighter, both of which I do just fine at. Yet I feel when someone I know is talking about going to the gym so they aren't lazy or fat and look right at me as they say it, they are implying I'm those things. I can't help but chuckle when I'm munching on a donut in the office, and I see one of the gym rats try to take one and look around to see if anyone saw. Or when we're doing something physically demanding and they need to stop for a break and I keep going and they look at me like they don't understand how I'm doing it because I never go to the gym. They don't understand some of us are just as strong as a result of hard work.

-Drivers who don't pull over or give way to emergency vehicles. Because whatever you're going to do is much higher priority than the people trapped in a house that's on fire.

-People who get pets but don't take care of them. Self explanatory.
 
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I agree with you on that one. If you become a pet owner that's a choice you made. Take care of the animal as part of your family. People that abuse animals when they depend on you to take of them and give you back unconditional love and loyalty.
When owners abuse that trust.....They are the worst type of person alive. Same with elderly abuse and special needs persons. When a person crosses that line by abuse,they should suffer the worst type of punishment. Sorry for the strongly worded statement by when I hear about that, it really strikes a chord with me.
 
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-People who use the gym acting like they're better than everyone else because they go. I don't have a beach bod by any stretch of the imagination, but I'm not fat either and am barely above average weight for my height. My job is very physically demanding, and I'm a volunteer firefighter, both of which I do just fine at. Yet I feel when someone I know is talking about going to the gym so they aren't lazy or fat and look right at me as they say it, they are implying I'm those things. I can't help but chuckle when I'm munching on a donut in the office, and I see one of the gym rats try to take one and look around to see if anyone saw. Or when we're doing something physically demanding and they need to stop for a break and I keep going and they look at me like they don't understand how I'm doing it because I never go to the gym. They don't understand some of us are just as strong as a result of hard work.

-People who get pets but don't take care of them. Self explanatory.
Agree with these completely. I don't go to the gym or work out either, but do exercise somewhat. And, I sometimes still enjoy junk food - LOL. I think some people like to brag & act like they're better than others re: 'eating healthy', but in actuality they're just as gluttonous as the rest of us - but just don't want to admit this - LOL.

To add to you post about people who buy pets but don't take care of them, I will add a related pet peeve as being: Kids who beg their parents to buy pets, but then end up making the parents take care of them - because the kids are too lazy & entitled to do so.

I agree with you on that one. If you become a pet owner that's a choice you made. Take care of the animal as part of your family. People that abuse animals when they depend on you to take of them and give you back unconditional love and loyalty. When owners abuse that trust.....They are the worst type of person alive. Same with elderly abuse and special needs persons. When a person crosses that line by abuse,they should suffer the worst type of punishment. Sorry for the strongly worded statement by when I hear about that, it really strikes a chord with me.
Yes - I agree with all of this.
 
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Or worse getting a pet for Christmas or birthday then after a couple of weeks taking it back. Sometimes wish people could switch places with animals to see how that feels getting attached then taken away.
 
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There's been a dude drilling into a cement wall at work today. And it has been incessant. My head is absolutely pounding now.
 
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Those are all good, but the one thing that really annoys me the most..

I go to a lot of Auctions. When someone buys a Vintage toy and turns around and gives it to a little kid that is there with them just to keep them happy while the adult stands around.
I watches a Vader case of Vintage Figures sell, about 20 in there, nothing rare, no weapons or anything. But it went for well more than I was willing to give, ($150) He takes the item, goes back to to a group of kids (5-8 yrs old?) and they start playing with them right there.

I have seen this many times, might not be a Star Wars Toy, but something thats worth a lot more than something a kid should be tearing up.
I see nothing wrong with that. If a person wins the auction in a legal way, and chooses to give a toy to a kid, rather than to drive me nuts, it would make me happy. Toys are meant for kids, and for kids to play with them. They were willing to buy the item to make a kid happy and that gesture is invaluable.The fact some people choose to buy toys for personal gain is totally different. Seeing scalpers at a store, for instance, buying whatever Star Wars action figure or Hot Wheels they can find to later on auction them off and make a quick buck,while depriving a young collector or kid from getting to them, that in fact drives me nuts.
 
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I've actually seen two hot wheels collector get into a shoving match over a car. In the store....kinda goofy adults fighting over toys.Reminded me of the cabbage patch craze.
 

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What about when they call for a trace of snow, the couple that goes and buys 5 gallons of milk, 7 loaves of bread,and 12 dozens of eggs? Knowing 2 days later it will be 50 degrees. Exactly how much French toast can 2 people eat in 2 days?
They probably have a business of some kind.

Slow walkers and/or people who take up a lot of space if your out walking.
 
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I had a LARGE collection of MISB vehicles & action figures, which had never seen the light of day.... then I had a daughter.

("no contest").

one day we opened them ALL, like Christmas Morning, and *gasp* played with them. I filled 3 trash bags with all the discarded packaging... and my daughter grew up with a giant rubbermaid bin FULL of SW toys.

("worth it").
 
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They probably have a business of some kind.

Slow walkers and/or people who take up a lot of space if your out walking.
Sadly people go crazy here when they call for any snow. They'd never make it up north.
 
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Parents who show favoritism. I have one friend, a guy, who I'd known for three years before I knew he had three daughters. He can't stop talking or posting about his son. One day there were three little girls in one of the pictures. I didn't think anything of it until they showed up again a few days later. I asked him who they were and he said, "Oh, those are my daughters." I asked a follow-up question and all he talked about was his son. It was another year before I knew their names, or saw a glimpse of them in another picture. Another friend is the same way about her daughter. On the rare occasions when she mentions him, it's as "the boy," and everything he does is a disappointment. I had family growing up who behaved the same way. Several cousins are still in therapy over it.

People who hold grudges when they're the ones at fault. We were in a carpool with my daughter's one friend a few years ago. Her parents weren't the most reliable or considerate people and we ended up dropping out of it. The dad was furious and left a few angry messages. I saw him last night for the first time in a couple years. He gave me an angry look and walked away, then had his daughter come over and call me a b****** (she came back and apologized later). Similarly, two weeks ago I ran into a guy who used to be one of my closest friends. I haven't seen him in over ten years and he quit communicating with me 8-9 years ago. He made a real *** out of himself one night when led to a big falling out with not just me but several other friends as well. When I ran into him, he refused to talk to me unless I apologized for what he did all those years ago.
 
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Had same thing happen with me. Had a very close friend who was going to be my best man in my wedding. He starts dating a girl we both knew at the time and she started rumors about me. He decided to believe her, never tried to talk to me about it. Never even asked one question, just took her word for it. Well because of it haven't talked to him in over 15 years. Hope he thought it was worth it.
 
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People who stink and dont do anything about it.
People who wear their pants pulled down and or show their underwear.
People who wear their underwear on the outside of their clothes.
People who cant carry on a conversation without talking on their phones.
People who are ugly on the inside.
People who make faces all the time to communicate.
People who curse like 95% of the time with no other verbal skills.
People who breathe in your face alot when they talk.
People who look like animals and push that fact.
People who drive fat cars that pollute the environment because their gas systems arent fully refurbished.
People who walk around with a smirk on their faces all the time.
People who like to pretend they know what you are thinking and they are constantly making armpit squeeze noises.
People who dont dress properly.
People who dont eat with their mouth closed.
People who are bandwagon fans of anything.
People who are nasty and wild human beings.
 
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Never seen people wearing underwear on the outside of their pants before. New one to me. Don't like the one pant leg up look either.
 
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People who take up two pumps at the gas station. Pull up a little further and let someone else use the other one!
Also, people who can't make change. At least half the time I go to a gas station or fast food restaurant, I get the wrong amount of change. There's a reason you make minimum wage, and quite honestly, you're overpaid.
And last but not least, it's $100, not 100$. I see that more and more every day.
 
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people who go to the store in their pajamas and slippers... i get wanting to stay comfortable but seriously... change into clothes, get what you need and when you are home in your house put your pjs back on
 
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I agree. Hate seeing people shopping in sleepwear just glad they don't sleep nude.:wtf:
 
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I may have touched on this in another thread at some point, but a big one for me is parents who go overboard for their kids' birthdays. One of my girl's birthday is the first week of April, just a couple weeks after her cousin's birthday. We have a big family party (four a year, one each season) to celebrate whichever birthdays are closest. I always dread the spring and winter birthdays because of my sister-in-law. She doesn't celebrate her kids' birthdays, or even their birthday weeks (which is bad enough)--she celebrates their birthday months. To be fair, she usually runs out of ideas after a week or so, but she keeps bringing it up and gets annoyed if other people don't get into the spirit. Her kids also can't go to a birthday party without getting a gift of their own. So at this party, not only will her youngest get a present, but her older one will get a present as well. And they have to make a huge deal out of it so that the older one's feelings aren't hurt. We'll go through the same thing again in the winter with the younger one. Also, since their feelings get hurt if anyone else gets anything they don't get (attention, gifts, whatever), they always encourage the other cousins to let their kids help them open their gifts. However, God forbid you even suggest that your kid help open their gifts! We also have to re-light the candles after everyone who is actually celebrating their birthday blows them out (as a group) so that hers can blow them out individually. No matter which one goes first, you can guarantee there's going to be a crying tantrum from the one who goes second. It's lovely. I have to wonder what values this is teaching them.
 
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People who text at a stoplight and hold everyone up when light turns green.
 
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Didnt I see same thing on South Park about birthday gifts? Is your cousin Cartman? Just teasing.
 
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People who hold grudges when they're the ones at fault. We were in a carpool with my daughter's one friend a few years ago. Her parents weren't the most reliable or considerate people and we ended up dropping out of it. The dad was furious and left a few angry messages. I saw him last night for the first time in a couple years. He gave me an angry look and walked away, then had his daughter come over and call me a b****** (she came back and apologized later).
Sorry to hear about this. After hearing nightmarish stories people have re: carpools, I decided years ago never to get involved in one. My car is a piece of #@$%, so I wouldn't want to drive anyone else around in this on a regular basis, anyway - LOL.

I may have touched on this in another thread at some point, but a big one for me is parents who go overboard for their kids' birthdays. One of my girl's birthday is the first week of April, just a couple weeks after her cousin's birthday. We have a big family party (four a year, one each season) to celebrate whichever birthdays are closest. I always dread the spring and winter birthdays because of my sister-in-law. She doesn't celebrate her kids' birthdays, or even their birthday weeks (which is bad enough)--she celebrates their birthday months. To be fair, she usually runs out of ideas after a week or so, but she keeps bringing it up and gets annoyed if other people don't get into the spirit. Her kids also can't go to a birthday party without getting a gift of their own. So at this party, not only will her youngest get a present, but her older one will get a present as well. And they have to make a huge deal out of it so that the older one's feelings aren't hurt. We'll go through the same thing again in the winter with the younger one. Also, since their feelings get hurt if anyone else gets anything they don't get (attention, gifts, whatever), they always encourage the other cousins to let their kids help them open their gifts. However, God forbid you even suggest that your kid help open their gifts! We also have to re-light the candles after everyone who is actually celebrating their birthday blows them out (as a group) so that hers can blow them out individually. No matter which one goes first, you can guarantee there's going to be a crying tantrum from the one who goes second. It's lovely. I have to wonder what values this is teaching them.
Nothing against you - but....this is incredibly messed up. You have more patience than me - if this happened to me, I'd tell my sister-in-law to $#%# off. Truly sickening & reprehensible. I grew up with spoiled, entitled brats like this & found this type of behavior appalling.

One of the reasons my relationships with women never last that long is because while I may like them, the more I get involved I realize that I typically can't stand their &#$#%#% families - LOL.
 
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Didnt I see same thing on South Park about birthday gifts? Is your cousin Cartman? Just teasing.
Ha! It's my wife's family so I try to keep the peace, but this is one of those things that makes it difficult. It got pretty heated a couple years ago. We take turns hosting the birthday parties. Whoever hosts it also provides the entree and the cake. This was the spring party so her younger one was one of the birthdays. She called me up a couple weeks beforehand and said, "Now, you are putting the older one's name on the cake, too." It wasn't a question. I asked why on earth I'd do that, and she said it was so she wouldn't be left out. I told her that I absolutely wouldn't. Voices were raised and I finally hung up on her. She showed up to the party and brought a separate cake just for the older one's non-birthday. It got a little heated and half of us refused to sing along to their non-birthday song (it's really stupid and you likely wouldn't sing along to it under good circumstances). As a result, we no longer host the spring or winter parties so she's free to be as stupid about them as she wants.
 
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