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So there I am driving this morning minding my own business... 45 MPH, Capital Circle over i-10, multiple lanes, there is a car even with me on my left side, which is getting over into their left lane...right as they are about 1/2 way out of their lane, I turn on my blinker and start merging into the space vacated in the left lane.
As I'm doing this, the car behind me in my lane, snatches into the left lane (much faster than me) while accelerating at the same time. Comes right up on the back half of my bumper, slams on breaks, and is FURIOUS with me. Obviously, my first thought is DIAF, come on Darwin don't let me down. WHO DOES THIS? I've uploaded a graphical re-creation of the whole scene for your viewing pleasure.
Do you have any Pet Peeves.... What's your worst Pet Peeve?
This post was edited by FsuFanForever 12 months ago
Coincidentally that is probably about 97.2% of the human population.
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Love the graphic. I'll have to think on this. I have so many, I don't know how to choose one as being the worst.
My other pet-peeve is Laura being unable to choose a pet peeve.
My wife would call this Small Penis Syndrome.
This is a big one for me too FFF, but I think it could be categorized under "self-centered"
Sorry of this offends anyone but parents who let their kids get up during church to go to the bathroom. That's why you go before church.
3-2-1 TOUCHDOWN FSU
Being late to anything. I'm usually 15 minutes early to anywhere I have to be just because if I show up exactly on time I feel like I'm late and it drives me insane.
All of the ones I can think of would fall under "self-centered" in some way or another. Brick, I think my pet peeve is someone who has a pet peeve that covers 97% of everyone all the time. [wink] [need a winking emoticon]
-elitists (know they are better than everyone and ostracize those not within their class)
-human-centrics (don't know if that's a word, but I'm talking about those who don't give a crap about the environment; you don't have to be a tree hugger, but you could take the .1 seconds to put your can in the recycling bin rather than the trash, or at least don't mock those who do care about environmental issues- you're benefiting from their time)
-soooooo many grammar issues. One of the worst is "I could care less" when you clearly mean you could NOT care less.
I really could go on and on, but I'm going to do some work now.
Excuses period. If it is a good excuse this becomes a reason. Maybe it is because i deal with high school kids who have excuses for days, but i instantly get fired up when i hear a load of B.S. come my way.
I know i'm breaking the rules but i need one more. Skinny pants on guys!
I'd go with this too LOL.
I would like to shoot multiple holes in the cars of idiots that refuse to use their directional signal, you know, that blinky green arrow that let's those around you know if you are going to make a turn and in which direction.
With apologies to Laura, my Gramps used to opine: if a woman has on her turn indicator on, all that means is it is working.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Nashnole 12 months ago
The use of compound subjective pronouns as objects.
Please share your favorite pet peeves with FSUFanForever and I.
Do you want to come to the game with Brick and we?
Laura and Nash were telling FSUBone and I how much it would please she and he if we came along.
What makes me the most crazy is that a huge majority of people think the aforementioned 3 sentences are written correctly. Possibly more than 95%.
Actually, sentence #3 is incorrect for several reasons. The most paramount of which is: Laura and Nash would be DISPLEASED if you horned in! LOL.
I see what you mean. Sometimes, I think most of our members all had the same crappy English teacher in Grammar Skoo. Funny, the operative word is: GRAMMAR. I've always wondered when it became fashionable and cool to do things poorly and flat out wrong. Ebonics anyone?
This post was edited by Nashnole 12 months ago
My grammar is terrible by choice. At a young age, I recall learning that the point of writing was to communicate ideas to someone else. Since then, I've witnessed an few million examples of "succesful conveyance of ideas" -- using poor grammar... with atleast half of those examples being my own work.
The most amusing trend I noticed throughout school, was that most people who mastered grammar/writing tended to crash in burn in the subjects which I excelled at (math/science).
Who'd ended up with the jobs, ye nazis?
It's funny. I grew up in an Italian family environment where most of the old people spoke "broken English" as it was called back then. Truncated sentences, left out verbs and adverbs, pronouns and other parts of proper sentence structure missing from the fray. However, most insisted my generation learn proper methods of reading and writing, and worked hard to provide us with what was necessary to receive the best education they could afford to support.
Yes, I was good at it, math and science, mediocre at best. A born storyteller into a long line of storytellers, I guess I gravitated toward language, and developed a love for patios, regional colloquialisms, cadence, slang and the beautiful pigdin epithets the older women in my family hurled at me, when I snuck into their kitchens, and purloined some of whatever they were baking/making at that moment. Ginormous Grandma Moan, the matriarch of our family, with her tight bunned up hair was too fat to catch me and had to settle for:
"SonnaMaNeech! You comea beck again, imma gonna keeka you littlea ess down da treet."
I'd do it all over again, just to listen to them singing, cussing, mothering everybody and just being wonderful people without an entire properly structured sentence among them.
I learned and developed what meager storytelling rhythms I have at the feet of these immigrants, who to a person were extremely thankful they were blessed to be living in a country where there was enough for all to eat, and they could exist in the same dwelling as potable, running water. Don't get them started on the marvels of the most efficacious toilet paper!
Whining of any type. My wife, daughters, or my dogs...... Drives me crazy.
The thing about the subjective pronouns is that people use the awkard-sounding construction--"Come to the game with she and I"--because they think it makes them sound highly educated compared to the rednecky-sounding "Come to the game with her and me."
I am all about using incorrect grammar to communicate ideas effectively. I am NOT all about using it FOR THE REASON THAT YOU DON'T KNOW BETTER. And it's all the worse if you don't know better, but are making a grammatical mistake PRECISELY BECAUSE YOU THINK YOU DO KNOW BETTER.
People who are so inconsiderate that they are oblivious to how they affect other people.
Sure, stopping in the middle of the sidewalk while others are walking behind you seems perfectly reasonable! What's that, you want to check your email on your phone on the stairs of the subway while others are trying to get by? Of course that's fine. No, no, I don't mind you being 30 minutes late, your time is obviously more important than mine. Yeah, it's totally fine for you to rest your balls on my shoulder while you try to get your bag from above my head while we're stuck on this plane. Haha, aren't your kids so damn cute while they crawl on me while we're on a plane and I'm trying to read, or when you let them ring my doorbell at midnight. Also, the fatter you are, and the more your rolls can press against me while we're both stuck on this plane, the better. No, don't bother buying another seat. It's okay you can't fit in one seat, I'm happy to have you in contact with me as much as possible on this 4 hour flight.
GTF out of my way, I'm kind enough to make sure I'm not in your way. Show up on time, my time is just as valuable as yours, and I got here on time. Keep your kids away from me. If you're fat, buy 2 seats on a plane.
I'm actually that guy that when I'm walking on a sidewalk and you stop in front of me, I'll say, not loudly, but not under my breath, really? The dude that pressed his junk on me while trying to get his bags, I just look and say "come on, man". People usually apologize, they don't mean to be oblivious, but come on, smarten up you oblivious arseholes.
This post was edited by JayFields 12 months ago
Ok, I've come to the conclusion that JayFields is my long lost brother.
Women being able to have multiple orgasms. So much bullshit.
Is it now. Perhaps if you cast your net further afield, you would catch one. Techniques do exist. All one needs is a little patience.
This is a beautiful thing.
Wow, that graphic is just wonderful.
I could care more, but not much more.
I guess we're triplets because I also dislike balls on my scrotum.
I'd like to change my pet peeve...It is now, kevin4
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