Name a Pet Peeve!

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  1. Mtnmedic

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    You know it! YET...these people don't seem to realize just how much cigarette smoke and superfine tar particles sticks to their clothing, skin and hair (no matter how much they shower) and then rubs off on everything in the car, in their house, workplace, etc. The only difference is they're keeping the ash and the VISIBLE smoke outside.

    Smoking is just....gross. Ewwww.

    Michael "Spam, spam, bacon, eggs and spam. Hold the bacon and eggs." Sent from my iPad using iPF
     
  2. MsAmandaLove

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    I have many pet peeves...
    One being when people drive slowly as you're trying to cross the street on foot.
    Or when strangers cut you off while inline waiting for something.
    Or when my brother only comes for a visit when he needs something.
    Or when family treats you like crap.
    Or when people say they will call you back and never do. (that bugs me soo freaking much!)
     
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  3. 55julie55

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    While watching tv the adds are twice as loud as the show.
    You race to turn down the blaring volume during the adds ,then forget and find yourself straining to hear when the show starts back again.t
    Then race to turn up again
    I'm in Australia
    Does this happen in other countries?
     
  4. Tinman

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    Yep. The presumption is that you will be up moving around during the ads, hence if the volume is a little higher you can still hear the ads.

    Some auto-commercial skip products used that volume increase to help identify the commercial breaks.



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  5. iVan

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    I've been wanting an electric car since 1973 and I still can't get one ...
     
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  6. Mtnmedic

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    I have an electric car!

    It runs on two AA batteries and drives my cats bonkers!

    Michael "Spam, spam, bacon, eggs and spam. Hold the bacon and eggs." Sent from my iPad using iPF
     
  7. j0yful

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    my husband hates this very much. and these cars are so damn slow. what my husband do is cut in front . put our car in the highest gear possible. and step little on the gas. give them a taste of their own medicine . lol :D
     
  8. Prasius

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    I can't help thinking you're wrong... ;) See, British bacon actually looks like meat... American bacon looks (and tastes) like some scrapings from a shoe. Horrible stuff.

    And I'll add more seeing as it's moved to cars;

    Electric cars - an environmental white elephant which are impractical for anyone not living in a large town/city (who should be using public transport anyhow) and just shift the problem of pollution elsewhere.

    4x4/big pick up/SUVs - (I imagine this will get up some backs around here!). They're Dumb. Simple as that really. No-body really needs to drive one unless they genuinely need it for their business (I.e. They're a game keeper/warden, builder, the US bloody military). Arguments 'for' them are equally stupid - "they're safer", well, it depends on the vehicle, but the size does not make them safer, anyhow, just how dangerous IS the 2 mile drive from your house to your little darlings primary school? Many elephants? River crossings? Rebel ambushes? No? And I'm sure your SUV isn't safer for those who aren't so lazy and WALK.

    "I need it for camping" - you take too much crap camping, do you build yourself a 5 bedroom log cabin each weekend or something? You're meant to hike, not drive right to were you're staying - that's called a 'Hotel'. I can fit EVERYTHING (i.e. Two rucksacks) two people need for a few days out (if not resupping on route) in my little two seater smart roadster. If you can get food while you're out that's two people indefinitely.

    Pick-ups - sorry, but a uniquely North American thing. The rest of the First World appears to be able to cope without privately owning a heavy goods vehicle, Why not just buy a Ford Focus and RENT a truck when you need it? Instead of driving around a small house 95% of the time for no reason? A good one was "to tow my boat". Now, unless you were a winner on the classic quiz Bullseye (only the Brits will probably get that.. ) and got lumbered with a boat when you live in Birmingham, most people who do the boat thing just live by the sea/lakes.
     
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  9. SweetPoison

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    Oh hell yes, Julie! I am right there with you, woman. I so hate that.
     
  10. SweetPoison

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    Ivan! You have been missed.:)
     

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