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Re: Things I find a tad exasperating v.3
« Reply #2380 on: July 11, 2023, 01:17:54 PM »
There's a dearth of writing talent and command of the language by those employed to know better. Headline today: "Claire Danes new baby". See this one all the time. A couple weeks ago a weatherman was on the radio with "repeat do-over of yesterday's weather".  ::)

That weatherman probably visited an ATM machine on the way to the studio.

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« Reply #2381 on: July 11, 2023, 01:18:39 PM »
Not particularly irritating, but sent a text to a friend a picture of something nostalgic to us I hadn't seen in a long time, and the response I got from my friend was 'Emphasized an image.' First off, I have no clue how to "emphasize an image" in response to a text. Second of all, that type of response just feels so... lame. Like he couldn't be tasked with typing out "hey cool!" 

This happens when an iphone user reacts to a text message with a !! emoji on the message sent from an android user. If it were an iphone to iphone user, you'd see !! to the corner of the text this, otherwise it would be written out 'Emphasized an image'


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« Reply #2382 on: July 11, 2023, 03:22:36 PM »
So...on my way out to lunch this afternoon, I made a quick stop in the restroom.  As I stepped up to the urinal, the mobile phone of the person in one of the stalls rang.  And dude answered the call.  Talking at a normal volume.  All while sitting there (presumably) blowing one out.  I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who finds that bat-crap crazy.  If you call me and I'm on the can, I am NOT answering and, even if I did, I certainly would not do it at a volume much above a whisper, and it would only be to say, "I'll call you back."  Seriously...WTF?
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« Reply #2383 on: July 11, 2023, 04:00:51 PM »
So...on my way out to lunch this afternoon, I made a quick stop in the restroom.  As I stepped up to the urinal, the mobile phone of the person in one of the stalls rang.  And dude answered the call.  Talking at a normal volume.  All while sitting there (presumably) blowing one out.  I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who finds that bat-crap crazy.  If you call me and I'm on the can, I am NOT answering and, even if I did, I certainly would not do it at a volume much above a whisper, and it would only be to say, "I'll call you back."  Seriously...WTF?

Agreed.....I don't understand this move at all. I don't even do this at my own house. There is a sect of society though that will just carry on loud, intimate conversations in public. On one hand it's fascinating that they can just not give a crap like that....but part of me thinks that maybe the majority of people that do that crave the attention? I don't know.

But the public restroom phone conversation is just ridiculous.
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Re: Things I find a tad exasperating v.3
« Reply #2384 on: July 11, 2023, 04:16:00 PM »
So...on my way out to lunch this afternoon, I made a quick stop in the restroom.  As I stepped up to the urinal, the mobile phone of the person in one of the stalls rang.  And dude answered the call.  Talking at a normal volume.  All while sitting there (presumably) blowing one out.  I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who finds that bat-crap crazy.  If you call me and I'm on the can, I am NOT answering and, even if I did, I certainly would not do it at a volume much above a whisper, and it would only be to say, "I'll call you back."  Seriously...WTF?

Agreed.....I don't understand this move at all. I don't even do this at my own house. There is a sect of society though that will just carry on loud, intimate conversations in public. On one hand it's fascinating that they can just not give a crap like that....but part of me thinks that maybe the majority of people that do that crave the attention? I don't know.

But the public restroom phone conversation is just ridiculous.

There's a lady that talks on her phone in our lunchroom so when I'm on lunch, I can hear her entire conversation, and whoever she's on the phone with is on speakerphone. WTF??

Like I would have no problem if two people are talking to each other in person there, but I don't know why this bugs me.
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« Reply #2385 on: July 11, 2023, 04:28:35 PM »
So...on my way out to lunch this afternoon, I made a quick stop in the restroom.  As I stepped up to the urinal, the mobile phone of the person in one of the stalls rang.  And dude answered the call.  Talking at a normal volume.  All while sitting there (presumably) blowing one out.  I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who finds that bat-crap crazy.  If you call me and I'm on the can, I am NOT answering and, even if I did, I certainly would not do it at a volume much above a whisper, and it would only be to say, "I'll call you back."  Seriously...WTF?

Agreed.....I don't understand this move at all. I don't even do this at my own house. There is a sect of society though that will just carry on loud, intimate conversations in public. On one hand it's fascinating that they can just not give a crap like that....but part of me thinks that maybe the majority of people that do that crave the attention? I don't know.

But the public restroom phone conversation is just ridiculous.

There's a lady that talks on her phone in our lunchroom so when I'm on lunch, I can hear her entire conversation, and whoever she's on the phone with is on speakerphone. WTF??

Like I would have no problem if two people are talking to each other in person there, but I don't know why this bugs me.

In my field (legal), putting someone on speakerphone with others present, and without telling the person on the other end of the call, is a HUGE no-no.  And yeah...I don't spend a lot of time on the phone (away from work), but I keep my calls as private as possible.
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« Reply #2386 on: July 11, 2023, 06:00:53 PM »
I'm with Paul on that, first, with regards to phone privacy.   And second, I'm with the rest of you on time and place.  If you can't find peace to take a dump, when can you?

Side bar pet peeve, the people that hold the phone flat like a plate in front of their face with the speaker nanometers from their lips.  My god; the sound on the other end must resemble a tsunami.   I get it, electro waves, brain, cancer.  But still there are other ways to do it.

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« Reply #2387 on: July 12, 2023, 04:26:00 AM »
So...on my way out to lunch this afternoon, I made a quick stop in the restroom.  As I stepped up to the urinal, the mobile phone of the person in one of the stalls rang.  And dude answered the call.  Talking at a normal volume.  All while sitting there (presumably) blowing one out.  I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who finds that bat-crap crazy.  If you call me and I'm on the can, I am NOT answering and, even if I did, I certainly would not do it at a volume much above a whisper, and it would only be to say, "I'll call you back."  Seriously...WTF?

Nothing wrong with this post at all.  People are fucking bizarre.

So...on my way out to lunch this afternoon, I made a quick stop in the restroom.  As I stepped up to the urinal, the mobile phone of the person in one of the stalls rang.  And dude answered the call.  Talking at a normal volume.  All while sitting there (presumably) blowing one out.  I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who finds that bat-crap crazy.  If you call me and I'm on the can, I am NOT answering and, even if I did, I certainly would not do it at a volume much above a whisper, and it would only be to say, "I'll call you back."  Seriously...WTF?

Agreed.....I don't understand this move at all. I don't even do this at my own house. There is a sect of society though that will just carry on loud, intimate conversations in public. On one hand it's fascinating that they can just not give a crap like that....but part of me thinks that maybe the majority of people that do that crave the attention? I don't know.

But the public restroom phone conversation is just ridiculous.

There's a lady that talks on her phone in our lunchroom so when I'm on lunch, I can hear her entire conversation, and whoever she's on the phone with is on speakerphone. WTF??

Like I would have no problem if two people are talking to each other in person there, but I don't know why this bugs me.

Because it's fucking inconsiderate and people are so self absorbed and have no thought about others around them.
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« Reply #2388 on: July 12, 2023, 09:24:27 AM »
Side bar pet peeve, the people that hold the phone flat like a plate in front of their face with the speaker nanometers from their lips.  My god; the sound on the other end must resemble a tsunami.   I get it, electro waves, brain, cancer.  But still there are other ways to do it.

Every time I see someone walking around talking to no one in particular, my first thought is never, "oh, that person is talking through a wireless device."  It's, "what a nut!"  If you brought someone from the past to walk around for a couple hours and then return and report on the future, they'd  say, "there are so many lunatics walking around talking to themselves!"  And yeah, the plate phone is just a weird look.
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Re: Things I find a tad exasperating v.3
« Reply #2389 on: July 12, 2023, 11:51:12 AM »
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« Reply #2390 on: July 12, 2023, 12:00:01 PM »
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« Reply #2391 on: July 13, 2023, 02:08:58 PM »
I had my semi-annual cardiologist appointment this morning.  It's become almost perfunctory except that, for the first time since I started seeing the cardi, the appointment was handled by a PA instead of the doctor.  She went through all the usual stuff and then asked me, "why are you taking Coumadin" (i.e., Warfarin, a blood thinner, which is one of six different meds I take)?  Am I supposed to know the answer to this question?  I responded along the lines of, "ummm...because the doctor prescribed it and told me to take it."  I don't mind the PA handling the appointment (although I do think the co-pay for a PA ought to be less, but that's a different issue), but it's downright annoying being asked something like this.  If it's not obvious from my chart, then maybe ask the doctor about it after I'm gone.  The question didn't instill a ton of confidence.

Of course, on the good side, my BP was "perfect" and my bad cholesterol was really low.   :metal
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« Reply #2392 on: July 13, 2023, 02:19:10 PM »
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« Reply #2393 on: July 13, 2023, 02:22:13 PM »
I had my semi-annual cardiologist appointment this morning.  It's become almost perfunctory except that, for the first time since I started seeing the cardi, the appointment was handled by a PA instead of the doctor.  She went through all the usual stuff and then asked me, "why are you taking Coumadin" (i.e., Warfarin, a blood thinner, which is one of six different meds I take)?  Am I supposed to know the answer to this question?  I responded along the lines of, "ummm...because the doctor prescribed it and told me to take it."  I don't mind the PA handling the appointment (although I do think the co-pay for a PA ought to be less, but that's a different issue), but it's downright annoying being asked something like this.  If it's not obvious from my chart, then maybe ask the doctor about it after I'm gone.  The question didn't instill a ton of confidence.

Of course, on the good side, my BP was "perfect" and my bad cholesterol was really low.   :metal
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« Reply #2394 on: July 13, 2023, 04:15:01 PM »
I had my semi-annual cardiologist appointment this morning.  It's become almost perfunctory except that, for the first time since I started seeing the cardi, the appointment was handled by a PA instead of the doctor.  She went through all the usual stuff and then asked me, "why are you taking Coumadin" (i.e., Warfarin, a blood thinner, which is one of six different meds I take)?  Am I supposed to know the answer to this question?  I responded along the lines of, "ummm...because the doctor prescribed it and told me to take it."  I don't mind the PA handling the appointment (although I do think the co-pay for a PA ought to be less, but that's a different issue), but it's downright annoying being asked something like this.  If it's not obvious from my chart, then maybe ask the doctor about it after I'm gone.  The question didn't instill a ton of confidence.

Of course, on the good side, my BP was "perfect" and my bad cholesterol was really low.   :metal
I've learned not to discount PAs. I've had some that were sharper and more informed than their doctor bosses. I've probably seen 10 or 12 different docs/PAs at my nephrologist's, and if I were to keep score the PA's are probably a couple of points ahead of the doctors. If she asked that I'd want to know why, because she might know something you and the doc don't.

All that might be true, but the point is that I found it unprofessional of her to ask me why I was taking the med and to wonder out loud to me why the med is being prescribed.
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« Reply #2395 on: July 24, 2023, 10:52:35 AM »
Today's exasperating entry:

The incessant linking of the Oppenheimer and Barbie movies.  If I see "Barbenheimer" one more time, I might throw something.
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« Reply #2396 on: July 24, 2023, 01:41:41 PM »
Today's exasperating entry:

The incessant linking of the Oppenheimer and Barbie movies.  If I see "Barbenheimer" one more time, I might throw something.

The constant promotion of that Barbie flick has been crazy over the top, but I will never complain about having to look at Margot Robbie. 

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« Reply #2397 on: July 24, 2023, 01:57:04 PM »
Barbie also looks good. Have tickets to see it next Monday.
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« Reply #2398 on: July 24, 2023, 02:22:47 PM »
Today's exasperating entry:

The incessant linking of the Oppenheimer and Barbie movies.  If I see "Barbenheimer" one more time, I might throw something.

The constant promotion of that Barbie flick has been crazy over the top, but I will never complain about having to look at Margot Robbie.

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« Reply #2399 on: July 24, 2023, 02:27:39 PM »
Sorry, but I think she looks weird in the clips. Especially her face.
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« Reply #2400 on: July 24, 2023, 02:29:10 PM »
Yeah good one on the Barbieheimer one. Pretty happy Taylor Swift has left town as well as I didn't need 5 news stories about her on the front pages per day. And do her fans really like being called Swifties?"

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« Reply #2401 on: July 24, 2023, 02:35:36 PM »
I'm a bit tired of the Barbie hype myself.  It may be a good movie (my gf saw it and loved it) and that's cool, but its like everywhere right now and I really don't care for it.  Plus I'm a bit sick of hollywood continuing to milk stuff from my childhood.  I'd like to see Oppenheimer one day, but I have no desire to go to a movie theater. 

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« Reply #2402 on: July 24, 2023, 03:16:01 PM »
Today's exasperating entry:

The incessant linking of the Oppenheimer and Barbie movies.  If I see "Barbenheimer" one more time, I might throw something.

The constant promotion of that Barbie flick has been crazy over the top, but I will never complain about having to look at Margot Robbie.

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« Reply #2403 on: July 24, 2023, 03:19:48 PM »
Sorry, but I think she looks weird in the clips. Especially her face.

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« Reply #2404 on: July 24, 2023, 03:31:26 PM »
Today's exasperating entry:

The incessant linking of the Oppenheimer and Barbie movies.  If I see "Barbenheimer" one more time, I might throw something.
I think it's fun.

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« Reply #2405 on: July 24, 2023, 03:39:15 PM »
Today's exasperating entry:

The incessant linking of the Oppenheimer and Barbie movies.  If I see "Barbenheimer" one more time, I might throw something.

The constant promotion of that Barbie flick has been crazy over the top, but I will never complain about having to look at Margot Robbie.

I don't disagree with that at all (and Tim, I think the movie was shot in a way to give an uber-polished look, so that may be what you're seeing, although it does look like she might not shy away from Botox).  I don't even mind the promotion of each movie on its own.  It's the weird linking of the two.  I've actually seen posts (not here, of course) saying things like, "Wouldn't it be great if there were an episode [of The Big Bang Theory] where the guys went to see Oppenheimer and the girls went to see Barbie, but [one of the guys who was portrayed as being a bit effeminate] wanted to see both movies...."  Blah blah blah....


If I've ever seen Margot Robbie in anything I am unaware of it.

The only thing I know for sure I saw her in was the Pan Am TV show from about 10 years ago, but it's possible I also saw one of the movies in which she played Harley Quinn.
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« Reply #2406 on: July 24, 2023, 03:50:31 PM »
RANT.

People. People who are driving straight, have the right-of-way. If you turn and cut off a car, and said car beeps at you, flipping the driver off of the car that you cut off is not smart. How about just putting your hand up, and when he pulls along side, saying "my bad, I'm sorry," instead of telling the guy who did nothing wrong to "fuck off."

Unreal this past weekend. This happened twice, and is happening a lot more now. People have no regard for anything. This last incident, I was driving and some dude, just made an abrupt left hand turn and almost hit me. I beeped. He flipped me off. We both turn right and are at a light, with me going left, him going right, he starts cursing at me. I roll down my window and say "buddy, you cut me off when I was driving straight." He tells me to go fuck myself. Unreal. And that was the second time over the weekend.

That's two examples of a recurring problem. People have absolutely no regard for others on the roadways. No signals, no patience, no nothing. WTF has happened since the pandemic, man? I just don't get people any longer. And forgive me, those of you in your 20s and 30s, but it seems heavily skewed to that age bracket, at least the many incidents I have seen or been a part of, and based nothing on my subjective take on the peoples' ages.

But Christ, when you fuck up, just put up a hand, and mouth "sorry, my bad." It diffuses shit, and you come off as sincere instead of like an entitled asshat.

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« Reply #2407 on: July 24, 2023, 05:12:56 PM »
Right there with you, Brian, and I submit it was happening long before the pandemic.

Not to stereotype, but I've seen this stuff more with the 35+ crowd - and particularly those who drive large pickup trucks.  In my neighborhood, we also get the younger crowd on their e-bikes, who ride around as though they don't have to comply with stop signs and what-not.

Not really related to the issue you described, but there's a long street in my neighborhood that I drive on for over a mile if I come home a certain way.  It's a residential street, so the speed limit is 25mph.  I usually set my cruise control at 27, but if someone wants to hug the speed limit, that's fine.  Occasionally, however, we get someone who thinks 20mph is racing speed.  I once sat behind such a person - as best as I could tell from behind, he was at least as old as I, and probably closer to 60).  He probably sat around 18mph the whole way.  I'm confident I was at least two car lengths behind, but he spent more than half the trip with his middle finger out the window (as though I was following too closely).  I was mostly amused that he had that sort of perseverance to leave his arm out the window that long.
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« Reply #2408 on: July 25, 2023, 01:17:22 PM »
You guys both know I'm with you 100% on your rants.  I had occasion to have to drive about 60 miles each way Saturday, Sunday and Monday of this week, and the number of asshats on the road... I lost count.    From the college girl in the left lane going 55 while she merrily texts away, to the woman who cuts me off on the highway, then when I go around her is ranting like a crazy woman giving me the finger for honestly God knows what (I let her in; I passed her on the left), to the people that think flicking the lights for them to move over is tantamount to buggering their sister at the Thanksgiving Day table. 

I've had enough of people for a while, for real.

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« Reply #2409 on: July 25, 2023, 01:20:24 PM »
It feels like that's in all aspects of life now. People are "me first" with attitudes in everything.  Very little hold doors for each other and when you do,, half the time there is no "Thank you.'

Try pushing a cart in the grocery store.  That will give you road rage without actually driving.   
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Re: Things I find a tad exasperating v.3
« Reply #2410 on: July 25, 2023, 01:41:53 PM »
Unless I'm within arm's length of the door, I'd prefer people not hold doors for me. It kind of drives me a bit nuts when I'm like 50+ feet from the door and someone just stands there holding it, making me feel all rushed.

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Re: Things I find a tad exasperating v.3
« Reply #2411 on: July 25, 2023, 01:50:30 PM »
Unless I'm within arm's length of the door, I'd prefer people not hold doors for me. It kind of drives me a bit nuts when I'm like 50+ feet from the door and someone just stands there holding it, making me feel all rushed.

There's definitely a limit on this distance.  My problem, as I've happened to have held the door for too long in cases before, is Ill turn around to see if I need to hold it and then make eye contact with that person too far off and then I feel like I should hold it because of that contact.  But you certainly feel rushed when youre on the other end of it and I do agree with you here.

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Re: Things I find a tad exasperating v.3
« Reply #2412 on: July 25, 2023, 02:42:58 PM »
Unless I'm within arm's length of the door, I'd prefer people not hold doors for me. It kind of drives me a bit nuts when I'm like 50+ feet from the door and someone just stands there holding it, making me feel all rushed.

Let's use common sense here and not break down how many steps is allowed like DTF can only do. :lol

Reasonable length and no thank you when you hold the door or not holding the door when you are right behind a person. 
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Re: Things I find a tad exasperating v.3
« Reply #2413 on: July 25, 2023, 02:44:25 PM »
Unless I'm within arm's length of the door, I'd prefer people not hold doors for me. It kind of drives me a bit nuts when I'm like 50+ feet from the door and someone just stands there holding it, making me feel all rushed.

Let's use common sense here and not break down how many steps is allowed like DTF can only do. :lol

Reasonable length and no thank you when you hold the door or not holding the door when you are right behind a person.

If I think someone is holding the door for me and I'm not that close, I'll usually just put up my hand and say, I'm good. Once inside, I may send out a Thank You.
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Re: Things I find a tad exasperating v.3
« Reply #2414 on: July 25, 2023, 02:45:12 PM »
Exactly Tim. I do that all the time when I'm far back.
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