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Message started by Drakolith on Mar 20th, 2018 at 11:07pm

Title: Pet peeves
Post by Drakolith on Mar 20th, 2018 at 11:07pm
What are yours? For me, it’s loud noises/people, inconsiderate people, and people who complain without offering a solution to what they are complaining about or asking for help on the matter.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by TheJackinati on Mar 21st, 2018 at 8:43am
People who call slings 'Slingshots'

>:(

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by kicktheotter on Mar 21st, 2018 at 10:56am
That one is a bad one Jackinati :D

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Drakolith on Mar 21st, 2018 at 3:26pm
Oh! How could I have forgotten that one! That annoys me so much! You want to correct them, but after correcting them a couple times you don’t want to do it again and seem nit-picky. I have a friend that I just can’t get to remember the difference, so he keeps calling slings, slingshots.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by RS on Mar 21st, 2018 at 4:15pm
yeah that is annoying.....
i had something to say to someone on the slingshot subject but cannot find the discussion.  it was on having one as a survival tool and he was insightful enough to note if u nicked the bands u were done.  while he is correct, i wanted to share something that can be done thus making one's slingshot still usable.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by vetryan15 on Mar 21st, 2018 at 5:38pm
I have been using slingshots since 2012,  they are only good in short term situations. Yes the band's get nicked, abd break. But u can get bands, and tubes that have up to a 40 lbs pull. Sling a sling bow for example.  Plus the bands don't store very well, as the latex or rubber,  breaks down rather quickly. 

But onto the subject,  a pet peeve of mine that what was said is one, but also drivers who cabt drive very well. I get horrible road rage, when people don't drove correctly.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by RS on Mar 21st, 2018 at 6:41pm
elastic tendons, or ligaments, like yellow ligaments, from deer can be chewed, slightly boiled and used and are good for about eight yards.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by RS on Mar 21st, 2018 at 7:46pm
oh yeah and one of mine...being asked the same question repeatedly by the same person....

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Curious Aardvark on Mar 22nd, 2018 at 8:15am
The use of the word 'more' when it's completely unnecessary.

'yeah that is more bigger'.
NO ! It is simply bigger.

Americans who refuse to understand that the word 'caramel' is not pronounced or spelt 'carmel'.
I tend to shout at the computer on that one :whistle:

We all believe we are the world's best drivers and everyone else on the road is a moron who should not have a licence.
My driving peeve is people who have absolutely no clue how wide their car actually is.
If you had a mic in my car I suspect that the phrases: 'Oh come on you could get a bus through there !'
And: 'How bloody wide do you think it is, it's a poxy (substitute any small car here) bloody ford escort !'

Would be recorded almost every day :-)


Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by kicktheotter on Mar 22nd, 2018 at 10:00am
I don't mind language changes (language is fluid and evolves) but I have to be honest I can't stand the American pronunciation of herb where they drop the h.

It's not 'erb!

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Curious Aardvark on Mar 22nd, 2018 at 11:31am
carmalised 'erbs !
AAARRGGHHHHHHHHHHHH
lol

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Morphy on Mar 22nd, 2018 at 12:44pm
One mispronunciation I've seen a lot of British people talk about is aluminium. Eh... It's a cultural thing I think. If you are an American and have no British accent and you say "aluminium" most people here will look at you funny. Not sure when we made that switch but hey it's here to stay.

One pet peeve, when you are trying to change lanes and the person in the next lane speeds up to stop you even though they were a hundred meters back or more. Im in an ambulance a lot. You would be surprised how freaking selfish people can be when driving an ambulance with a patient in the back. It's crazy.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Curious Aardvark on Mar 22nd, 2018 at 2:47pm
alu-mi-num - yeah that one doesn't bother me so much.
It's wrong, but somehow nowhere as annoying as carmel.
But then i spend more time on food forums than on engineering forums :-)

So, nobody has picked the fact that just about the whole world is now starting every single bloody sentence with the word: so

Once you realise and start to notice - damn it's annoying :-) 

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by kicktheotter on Mar 22nd, 2018 at 3:07pm
I do it ALL the time. I've been trying to cut down but it's so easy to start with "So..."

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Drakolith on Mar 22nd, 2018 at 3:11pm
I’m guilty of overusing so also.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by walter on Mar 22nd, 2018 at 6:42pm

Kick wrote on Mar 22nd, 2018 at 10:00am:
I don't mind language changes (language is fluid and evolves) but I have to be honest I can't stand the American pronunciation of herb where they drop the h.

It's not 'erb!


I was an herbalist for about 25 years and in all that time I never heard anyone pronounce it as spelt. We were erbalists  :P
There are thousands of erbs growing on this planet. I've only met one Herb. He was a short stocky fella :D

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by RS on Mar 22nd, 2018 at 7:53pm
hey quit picking on us americans for our pronunciation...heck with our public school system it is a wonder we can even talk at all...

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Curious Aardvark on Mar 23rd, 2018 at 8:40am
well if you didn't insist that you spoke 'english' - us english people might stop whining about the fatc that you clearly don't.

I say 'Might' - we do like to winge :-)

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Bill Skinner on Mar 24th, 2018 at 9:15pm
My pet peeve is my brother's puppy.  She's about six months old and has a habit of following my dogs back to my house when we end our walks.

I walk my dogs way out in the hay field so when they do their dooty, it's no where close to my house.

As soon as Bimbo gets to my yard, she squats.  And I have to get a shovel and scoop it up and toss it out of the yard.

Bad Bimbo!  Bad girl!  She looks at me like I'm the crazy one, she isn't pooping in her yard, so what's my problem?

Her name isn't really Bimbo but she comes when I call her that.   ;D

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Mar 25th, 2018 at 3:02pm
    These days I find myself obsessed with tRump and tRumptards.  Our current political situation irks my soul.  My pet peeve is people who are too lazy/stupid/ignorant  to fact check and automatically chant "fake news" at any story they don't care for. Getting old sucks too. It's a sin what old age does to our bodies.  Time is a cruel S.O.B.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Zelur on Apr 7th, 2018 at 2:40pm
Back scabbards. Especially when people draw swords from them in books or video games.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by walter on Apr 7th, 2018 at 7:53pm
RM, you have probably heard the saying, "if you are going to get old, you better be tuff". Never thought I would have to be tuff 24 7 :-?

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Curious Aardvark on Apr 8th, 2018 at 6:32am
Did I already mention the incorrect use of the word 'yet' ?

No idea where it came from but damn it's annoying.

Things like: 'we hadn't done it yet'
The yet is not only not needed it turns the statement into gibberish.

I suspect when more ane yet combine: 'we hadn't done it more yet.'
I may well explode :-)

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Drakolith on Apr 8th, 2018 at 4:42pm
That’s incorrect? I thought it was alright as “We haven’t done it” makes it sound like you have no intention to do something, and “We haven’t done it yet” shows you intend to do it.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Curious Aardvark on Apr 9th, 2018 at 7:10am
we haven't done it yet - is fine. It's present tense.

It's when it's used for something in the past that it's wrong.
I actually struggle to make up examples - as I can't think the same way these people do lol
And it's just so absolutely wrong and jarring - my brain just won't do it lol

Next time I hear one I'll make a note.
It's a fairly recent thing - last couple of years probably.
And yes, mainly americans but it does seem to have infected a few brits as well.

Language is like a virus, if you use something enough it infects other people who start using it as well.
Not so much language evolving, as getting a nasty disease :-)

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by RS on Apr 9th, 2018 at 8:17pm
but perhaps sometimes diseases are necessary.  meaning take ww2 germany for example.  the allies kept cracking their codes.  so even though it was too late and germany had already starting collapsing on the eastern front, towards the end of ww2 the s.s. came up with a brilliant idea that actually worked for the little while it was in use, though it was too little, too late....they started using german slang, in the form of an early version of rap songs and played over the air waves to communicate with each other.  good thing the war was already practically over because we had a hell of a time trying to figure out what they were meaning after they stated that.  they change words often and even had slang for that.   so changing a nation's language, usually slang,  in a way others have a hard time following can be a national security thing...even the american government has it's own versions of slang just in case.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by RS on Apr 9th, 2018 at 9:30pm
ps.  i predict that as england allows for more and more migration into it's borders, their language will start changing rapidly and to the extreme.  america is a melting pot....many different people and languages melt into one, thus bringing many of the changes to speech and culture. 

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by kicktheotter on Apr 10th, 2018 at 10:16am
English has already changed and mutated and adapted and Britain has always been a melting pot despite the claims by the idiots and racists. Britain was occupied by Rome for a Hell of a long time and all those "Roman" soldiers didn't come from just the one city in what is now Italy.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Bill Skinner on Apr 10th, 2018 at 8:08pm
Don't forget the Saxons, Danes, Normans, French and Norwegians. 

Or the Celts, for that matter.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by kicktheotter on Apr 10th, 2018 at 11:22pm
Exactly. The history of Britain is a history of migration, invasion and trading. Britain has never been "pure" and is all the better for it.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by RS on Apr 11th, 2018 at 1:11am

RS wrote on Mar 21st, 2018 at 6:41pm:
elastic tendons, or ligaments, like yellow ligaments, from deer can be chewed, slightly boiled and used and are good for about eight yards.


and here is something some of u who claim science  minds can test:

the slingshot goes back millenia.  the band above is how many made them back in the day. 

the philistines had another method that made their bands superior to those around them who used the above method.  the animal does not matter as long as it is big enough to get the band off of. (the philistines used horses, mules but mostly dogs.) but the philistines would kill the creature, let it sit for three or four days, then remove the ligaments and do the above process. 
accordingly their bands were almost twice as powerful due to this process...but does still stink some...no matter what we could not get the smell out on replication

now the last process that was not used but DOES make them even better than the philistine method without the stink, is simple...when doing the slight boil as told at first, use olive oil instead of water...and the dead decay method does not add anything to it and it is about twice as good as that way.   

yes, these were also found in old texts that you nor any modern scholarly historian will never have access too but it does not matter because they were written coded for secrecy so even if they had them they'd prolly not know what they were reading..so then, here is what u can do: try them out for urself and see the result urself...in the name of science, history and truth of course.  we already read it, deciphered it, and put it the test.  the result showed just what the text said..so see for urself

i gotta go to bed, good nite.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by RS on Apr 11th, 2018 at 6:26am

Kick wrote on Apr 10th, 2018 at 10:16am:
English has already changed and mutated and adapted and Britain has always been a melting pot despite the claims by the idiots and racists. .


At least this Ad Hominem makes sense, in that you're attacking the person using a negative label rather than addressing the substance of their non-standard views before discussion, in order to shut down views that oppose urs...it is a tactic the fearful use who do not wish to have their ideas challenged because they are afraid of being on the losing end, fearing their view lack substance to support it..

iow's, it is like, "this is what i say and if any say otherwise they are ignorant and racist.  now all admit i am right as not to be those things."

sorry but that argument alone in no way makes ur case right, or even sensible. :-/

brittian a melting pot? ..being invaded and unable to defend their borders from hostile invasion did melt a few cultures throughout history into their culture, and the language changed...just like it is going to do again.  brittian does not have the same dialect it had even three hundred years ago.  so ur arguement just proves my point...everytime said event took place anywhere, that culture evolved and changed...religions, languages, arts, ect.. as far as better for it...only time can tell such a thing. i hope they are, but that is just a prediction without bases  even historically you cannot prove england is better now because of the before mentioned things, than it would have been without them...that is speculation without anyway to verify.
and yes the history of britian is one of acceptence of all, no racism or superiority there.....unless u count the irish, the scots, pre-revolutionary america and anyone who wasn't brittish..or the fact the majority of slave plantations in the southern usa were brittish corp. owned..

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Morphy on Apr 11th, 2018 at 8:52am
On a different note I am having toast and jam this morning for the first time in several years.

How's that for a smooth segue from a thread that totally is not about to burst into a flame war? Yes, I thought it was pretty good myself.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by kicktheotter on Apr 11th, 2018 at 10:46am
I like jam but I have to say I prefer just a good old piece of buttered toast. Some might say it's plain but if it's made right it's gorgeous. I stick to Weetabix for the mornings but the great thing with toast is that you can have it whenever. I think this segue is going well.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Curious Aardvark on Apr 11th, 2018 at 10:59am
Umm rs I'm not sure how any of your last posts have anything whatsoever to do with pet peeves.
Unless you mean them to say that your pet peeves are anyone who doesn't agree with you or accept the so called historical facts you present as gospel. When they're clearly stuff you've just made up.

You are, however, rapidly becoming one of my pet peeves :-)

There are ligament powered 'slingshots' of a kind. Based on the same principle as larger siege weapons.
Not sure if they are actually historical or just something joerg sprave invented (probably the latter)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbNdk4_aIok

I guess it is possible that someone in antiquity processed natural rubber and made slingshots with that.
But the longer you leave ligaments to rot - the lower the elasticity. So if slingshots did exist - they weren't made using ligaments. A reason for letting ligaments rot could be that because they stretch more easily, you can use less as a binding wrap. they would still shrink as they dried, just not quite as much. 

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by RS on Apr 11th, 2018 at 5:42pm
sounds like a challenge...well then test it...we already know u are wrong.  so there is that.  not only so, u do realize on top of that having roulette giving gamblers better odds than craps is just unnatural and wrong. so that alone puts anyone view's who comes from those places in question.  "no borders, no borders" then u stripe up ur craps table with silly border making even a good seven, foul....just totally crazy.  pleasse explain that one sir.   >:(

as far as being a pet peeve of our's...fine.  so since ur knowledge of certain subjects is lacking u choose to call others liars.  i cannot help ur ignorance's or the information u have never learned.  but do know not all of us share said illness.  no mind weaker than one who sticks his head in the sand and screams is not is not when they have not taken the time to test it themselves.  u see no it doesn't...it has to to with oils and acids in the initial break down in decay.  we made statements based on records, trial and error...u say 'is not because i did not know it."  and that is a pet peeve, so i do have one after all ...good day sir and thank u for raising my self awareness.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Morphy on Apr 11th, 2018 at 6:15pm

Kick wrote on Apr 11th, 2018 at 10:46am:
I like jam but I have to say I prefer just a good old piece of buttered toast. Some might say it's plain but if it's made right it's gorgeous. I stick to Weetabix for the mornings but the great thing with toast is that you can have it whenever. I think this segue is going well.



Here's the thing with Americans, we often are clueless to what's going on in other countries. Hang with me here because there is good reason for this. We have a country here at least the size of Europe with all sorts of competing cultures and I have about as much knowledge of a guy in Boston's daily life as I do in Germany or the UK.

So where are you going with this Morphy you might be asking? Well, I had no idea what a "Weetabix" was until looking into it. Now I am thoroughly enlightened on the subject and it gets added to a fairly lengthy list of foods I would like to try someday.

So tentatively this is going somewhere on the list between surströmming and balut. Both of which are several pages above Vegemite which scares me to death.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by vetryan15 on Apr 11th, 2018 at 8:06pm
slingshots were not made commercially until the 1850s, when Mr. Goodyear started mass producing vulcanized rubber. 
Just an FYI.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by kicktheotter on Apr 12th, 2018 at 12:00am
Oooo another thing you might like to try which seems to have appeared out of nowhere and is suddenly incredibly popular is oat "milk". I don't know if it's made it out there but at least in Finland and Britain it's been selling like mad and is delicious with Weetabix. I can't count the number of times I've gone to stock up and its been sold out. The best one is Oatly Barista (made for coffee so really creamy) but there's also a store band one which really good.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Morphy on Apr 12th, 2018 at 10:57am
https://youtu.be/dvvgwVpQ_dc

Another new one for me. I pretty much only drink almond milk when I drink milk so this is a good substitute. Easy to make and probably less expensive than Almond milk .


Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by kicktheotter on Apr 12th, 2018 at 11:43am
I didn't realise it was that easy to make. Might have to have a go sometime though will need to get a blender...

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by walter on Apr 12th, 2018 at 3:52pm
people showing up for work, but don't >:(

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by TheJackinati on Apr 12th, 2018 at 8:35pm

walter wrote on Apr 12th, 2018 at 3:52pm:
people showing up for work, but don't >:(


Teenage workers at fast-food places are the absolute worst. >:(

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Apr 16th, 2018 at 5:37pm

walter wrote on Apr 7th, 2018 at 7:53pm:
RM, you have probably heard the saying, "if you are going to get old, you better be tuff". Never thought I would have to be tuff 24 7 :-?

   I really shouldn't complain because I'm still a lot more functional than many people  I know my age or even younger.  But it's no fun to watch your fingers and toes start to twist at strange angles.  Shrinkage really sucks too. I used to be just a hair under 6'5".  No more... I'm about 6'1" now.  Why do we have to shrink?  The biggest difference is stamina. I'm still strong and flexible but my stamina is gone and I can't find it.  Like I said, I shouldn't be complaining.  I have it better than a lot of others. But getting old is a bite in the shorts. You guys will hate it too.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on May 18th, 2018 at 5:11pm
    Here are two more of my pet peeves.  First, why do they put stickers on my fruit?  Like I wouldn't know this is an apple?  Big freakin' DUH! Putting a little sticker on each and every piece of fruit sold costs money and consequently increases the price of the fruit.  And it's not enough they spray my fruit with carcinogenic insecticides that are difficult to wash off.  Now I have sticker glue to contend with.  Stickers on my fruit really pisses me off.
   My other one is Rock lyrics that repeat the same key phrase over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again.  Like we are stupid to remember the song unless they drive it into our brains a thousand times.  Though they all do it to some degree, here are some that I find particularly irksome.
The Boys are Back in Town by Thin Lizzie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQo1HIcSVtg
If You Don't Know Me by Now by Harold Melvin and the Blue notes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbaSh8i5eyE
Where is the Love by Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcHPNUN-U8E
No Roots by Alice Merton.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUdyuKaGQd4
      I don't really give a rat's ass the first four hundred times she tells me that she's got no roots but her home was never on the ground and I really don't care the next ten thousand times. So you got no roots. Why should I care?  Why should I have to hear it countless times?  Is having no roots such a great thing that you would have to say it over and over again for four minutes? Grow roots or don't grow roots, b*tch! I don't care! Give me a break!

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Morphy on May 18th, 2018 at 5:22pm
https://youtu.be/EvuL5jyCHOw

For that very reason I can't listen to Lenny Kravitz. This song drives me crazy.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by kicktheotter on May 18th, 2018 at 6:13pm
Honestly the lyrics for that song generally are pretty annoying:

"I wish that I could fly
Into the sky
So very high
Just like a dragonfly

I'd fly above the trees
Over the seas in all degrees
To anywhere I please"

I'm pretty sure 4 year olds could come up with more compelling lyrics.

Saying that, this song is a favourite of mine :D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4OscceBWe0

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by NooneOfConsequence on May 18th, 2018 at 9:25pm
My 3yo makes up entertaining lyrics all the time  :)

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by vetryan15 on May 18th, 2018 at 9:40pm
I am not a fan of Kravitz,  but at least his stuff is better then most of the music out there now. There is some wacky music out now, and with society today. Everything is so whiny.  I just heard of a music study the other day. POP and rock music, are about 30% more sadness then back in the day.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by NooneOfConsequence on May 18th, 2018 at 11:29pm
You sound like an old man vetryan  :D
People were saying the same things about the Beatles and Elvis!

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by vetryan15 on May 19th, 2018 at 5:52am
I am only 31, but lived enough and seen enough to last 2 or 3 lifetimes. Nothing wrong with the Beatles,  but I am not into Elvis.  Lol. But.it's true, I can't belive 1/2 of the music that is out, is actually considered music. 

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by TheJackinati on May 19th, 2018 at 6:17am
I often tell my friends "My farts sound better than most of today's music. At least a fart can be entertaining from time to time!"


Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Morphy on May 19th, 2018 at 8:08am
I'll choose a Kravitz song over modern day Hip Hop or Rap because at least, annoying as I find the reptitiveness of the lyrics, the music itself still qualifies as music. I know that's painting a large genre with a broad brush. But somewhere early rap which was mostly party music and really not bad at all took a turn for the worse.

Exhibit A: This has 96 millions views.

https://youtu.be/1NyMSWqIJDQ

96. Million. Soak that in.

Not a Kanye West fan by any means but this song is actually pretty good.

https://youtu.be/PsO6ZnUZI0g

Or so I thought until I realized everything about this song I really like started with Daft Punk and finished with some very clever producing. Kanye's addition to it was just something to endure or ignore.

So... Ya another Pet Peeve of mine I guess would be modern hip hop/rap. Not sure what happened to it.  :-?

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by kicktheotter on May 19th, 2018 at 9:50am
As a quick aside, Daft Punk are fantastic.

I think one reason music seems so terrible now is just that there's so much more of it. Back in the olden days there would be a handful of records released in a month, now, thousands are released a day. Music is much cheaper and easier to make and release so anyone can do it, whether or not they have talent or original ideas. The music everyone ends up hearing is designed to appeal to the largest group possible. It used to be each group would have their own tastes and so it was easy to market to those groups and be guaranteed sales. You want to sell a punk record? Advertise it to punks. You want to sell a rock record? Those guys with the long hair will like it. Nowadays, because of the internet mostly, everyone is open to listening to different genres and doesn't just stick to one genre so the record companies have to make bland, unobjectionable, easily digestible music that both kids, grandparents and everyone in between will at least tolerate. All the interesting creative stuff has been pushed to the sides. It's definitely still there and that's where the internet comes to the rescue in that you can find all sorts of weird, interesting stuff without going anywhere near any Top 10's or music awards but it is that bit harder to find.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Morphy on May 19th, 2018 at 11:27am
I would like to see Rap or Hip Hop that is really fresh and not guided by the modern big record companies. And without the degeneracy which I suppose makes me sound about 100 years old.  Usually when big companies get involved the SHTF.

Look at the early Maroon 5 music.

https://youtu.be/MHU6vvsTnbI

"This Love" had that fantastic blend of rock, jazz and funk.
Great song. Now, in an attempt to be seen as *good* to more they have lost what made them great.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by NooneOfConsequence on May 19th, 2018 at 11:53am
LOL! This was penned about 20 years ago. I wish I could remember the name of the rapper:

“Whatever happened to the time when it was all about the rhyme, and the beats on the streets got your rep?
Now today’s people only rap for money or the fame.
Tell me, what ever happened to respect?”

Some pet peeves never change ;D



Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Morphy on May 19th, 2018 at 12:03pm
Haha...ya it all switched when I was in 7th grade. I remember that vividly. 20 years ago was 98 and gangsta rap was absolutely in full swing by then.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on May 19th, 2018 at 1:18pm
There has always been good music being made somewhere. Sometimes you have to dig harder for it.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by AlexZaamii on May 27th, 2018 at 5:50pm
I am often annoyed by the endless use of the word "like" in between words for no reason at all. Despite my efforts to avoid using the word incorrectly, I find myself using it on occasion without thinking.

"Hey, like, do you want to like, go see that new movie that like just came out?"  >:(

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by NooneOfConsequence on May 27th, 2018 at 10:24pm

AlexZaamii wrote on May 27th, 2018 at 5:50pm:
I am often annoyed by the endless use of the word "like" in between words for no reason at all. Despite my efforts to avoid using the word incorrectly, I find myself using it on occasion without thinking.

"Hey, like, do you want to like, go see that new movie that like just came out?"  >:(


Like, You are so right!  Like, literally!

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jun 5th, 2018 at 9:33pm
When people tell you to practice slinging more often without knowing how much you actually do :P

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Jun 18th, 2018 at 10:08am
   Bud Light Lime and Orange.  It's Bud Light with orange or lime peels in it. The premise here is that you take lousy, weak, baby piss beer and put pieces of garbage in it to somehow make it better. No thanks.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jun 18th, 2018 at 8:17pm
I take issue with the fact that you consider Bud Light to be beer ;D

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Jun 25th, 2018 at 12:32pm
  Watching supposed survival experts (nincompoops)  on Naked and Afraid attempt to catch snakes.  They will try to spear it, which is difficult because snakes are thin, squiggly, tough, and consequently VERY difficult to spear.  They will try to bash it which is almost useless because snakes have very simple nervous systems.  They can endure a tremendous amount of crushing and still remain mostly effective.  I've seen snakes run over with cars still cruising along as if nothing happened. 
   There is only one way to catch any snake, venomous or constrictor.  Find a big forked stick.  Pin the snakes head with the fork.  Cut its head off.  Simple. I could do this as a child.  Why don't these adult "survival experts" know how to do this?  Dorks!

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by walter on Jun 27th, 2018 at 10:07pm
I have been snake bit several times and well, sometimes there isn't a forked stick around when you really could use one. I used a rock to kill the first rattlesnake that bit me. The cowboys I rode with used their ropes to crush rattlesnake skulls.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Jul 18th, 2018 at 2:34pm
   I watch a lot of MMA and some Boxing.  I also have some experience with unarmed combat. I hate seeing a fighter who paws with his jab, using it as a range finder.  The purpose of the jab is to knock your opponents fillings out of his teeth.  Don't throw a jab unless you mean it.  Also, the jab is very underused, especially in MMA.  It should be a primary weapon used to do damage, keep your opponent from being able to set anything up, and the setup for most of your offense. Follow a double or triple jab in and things open up.
    Here is Larry Holmes who arguably had the best jab ever.  Learn to jab like Larry.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRKOBVih4uk

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Morphy on Jul 18th, 2018 at 3:35pm

walter wrote on Jun 27th, 2018 at 10:07pm:
I have been snake bit several times and well, sometimes there isn't a forked stick around when you really could use one. I used a rock to kill the first rattlesnake that bit me. The cowboys I rode with used their ropes to crush rattlesnake skulls.


I've gone through that once and it is not fun. Can't imagine multiple times. Just curious, how does one crush a rattlesnakes skull with rope? I've heard of that before but never understood it.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by walter on Jul 18th, 2018 at 4:04pm
Lariats are twisted very hard, 30-35', with a loop at one end and a knot (usually) at the other. Instesd of twirling the loop end, spin the knot end forward and walk toward the snake until the knot will hit it on the head. I watched 3 brothers do this. BTW, we all carry side arms, but the rope is much more fun :) One shot with a blunt tipped arrow would make my day.



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Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Morphy on Jul 18th, 2018 at 4:35pm
That's amazing. Learn something new every day. I wonder if that goes back to a time when conserving ammo was considered a bigger priority?

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by walter on Jul 18th, 2018 at 5:25pm
Before herders had guns. There are rattlers in Mexico.  South America? Spain? I don't know.  Horses, cattle and ropes go way back. Rattlesnakes often bite horses on the nose when they are grazing. The nose swells, causes the air passage to close. Horses can not breathe through their mouth, so too often... dead horse >:(

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Jul 25th, 2018 at 1:43pm
   I've been bitten by Constrictors countless times.  Some pretty huge ones, in fact.  Every once in a while I'd accidentally pi$$ off my Albino Burmese, Clarence, and he'd chomp on me.  The bite looked much worse than it was.  It would be a bloody mess but not deep at all.  Snakes are hard wired. They do what they do. Every time I've been bitten I was doing something stupid.   Though I've handled a few (very few) I've never been bitten by a venomous snake and that's  just fine with me.  It's not on my bucket list.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Jul 31st, 2018 at 2:29pm
    Here's one that gets me much angrier than it should... when you're making fried eggs and a yolk comes out of the shell already broken.  Like, what the hell?

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by kicktheotter on Jul 31st, 2018 at 3:16pm
Boiling eggs and the shell cracking, leaking egg white into the water. Infuriating.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Aug 1st, 2018 at 4:38pm

Kick wrote on Jul 31st, 2018 at 3:16pm:
Boiling eggs and the shell cracking, leaking egg white into the water. Infuriating.

YES!

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Nov 2nd, 2018 at 10:13pm
    Christmas commercials generally piss me off.  Christmas commercials and music before Thanksgiving piss me off a great deal.  I know I'm not alone in this.
    In the early 70s when I was in my late teens I worked as a porter (janitor) for Sears.  They started playing their Christmas music right after Labor Day. Constantly. By the time Christmas rolled around, almost four months later, I couldn't stand Christmas music.  I think there should be a law against Christmas before Thanksgiving.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by slingbadger on Nov 3rd, 2018 at 6:20am
Hallmark channel has been showing Christmas movies since the beginning of October. For the love of God, why?

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Morphy on Nov 3rd, 2018 at 6:54am
I feel like they ruined Christmas for me somewhat with the constant Christmas music. I used to love those songs but some of the radio stations I listen to play 24/7 Christmas music for months coming up to Christmas. Seriously? It makes no sense.

Still love A Christmas Story. They can't ruin that for me. 😁

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Nov 3rd, 2018 at 6:34pm
Can’t ruin A Christmas Story?!  You’ve obviously never seen the sequel. Boy did they ruin it!
https://m.imdb.com/title/tt2281069/

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Morphy on Nov 3rd, 2018 at 6:59pm

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Nov 3rd, 2018 at 6:34pm:
Can’t ruin A Christmas Story?!  You’ve obviously never seen the sequel. Boy did they ruin it!
https://m.imdb.com/title/tt2281069/


Next you'll be claiming they made a 4th Indiana Jones. I'm not falling for that.😁

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Curious Aardvark on Nov 4th, 2018 at 7:03am
we've actually got a new channel appeared that is just called christmas.
Some bloody awful films on it too :-)

I guess now halloween has happened christ,as is now legit.

Me I'd limit all advertising until the week before - when i do all my shopping lol

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Nov 5th, 2018 at 9:06pm

Morphy wrote on Nov 3rd, 2018 at 6:59pm:

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Nov 3rd, 2018 at 6:34pm:
Can’t ruin A Christmas Story?!  You’ve obviously never seen the sequel. Boy did they ruin it!
https://m.imdb.com/title/tt2281069/


Next you'll be claiming they made a 4th Indiana Jones. I'm not falling for that.😁


Let’s see... Shia LeBoeuf, aliens... nope. There was definitely NOT a 4th Indiana Jones movie.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Morphy on Nov 8th, 2018 at 8:09am

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Nov 5th, 2018 at 9:06pm:

Morphy wrote on Nov 3rd, 2018 at 6:59pm:

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Nov 3rd, 2018 at 6:34pm:
Can’t ruin A Christmas Story?!  You’ve obviously never seen the sequel. Boy did they ruin it!
https://m.imdb.com/title/tt2281069/


Next you'll be claiming they made a 4th Indiana Jones. I'm not falling for that.😁


Let’s see... Shia LeBoeuf, aliens... nope. There was definitely NOT a 4th Indiana Jones movie.

Phew... Scared me there for a second.  :)

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Nov 25th, 2018 at 11:51am
Advertisements stuck in the middle of videos piss me off to no end.  I boycott the products. If we all did the practice would stop. JS

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by vetryan15 on Nov 26th, 2018 at 7:23am
My biggest one is. If someone asks me for help. I start helping. Then they push me out if the way to do it themselves.  Then why ask me to help in the first place?

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Morphy on Nov 26th, 2018 at 8:07am
Passengers that continue to give directions to where you are going when you have been clearly going there without there help the entire time. Do they think you've just been guessing the whole time hoping they will chime in at any moment?  ;D Haha. I really don't understand that mindset.

The other one is really specific. One of my fellow survivalist/primitive skils friends talks to me about bows and slings at times. He will send me a video or a text and I'll say something like "So when are you going to start on primitive weapons? You should make a bow, it's fun." The response will invariably be something like , "You need at least a X, Y and Z to make a bow and I don't have those tools." In the past I would try to encourage him with "Naw your good, you could make one even with just a hatchet and a knife. No problem." But no. He's watched several YouTube videos. He's an expert now.  ;D

Thing is he's super sharp, very smart guy.  But he has a hard time understanding for some people this is not a passing hobby. We might actually know things he doesn't.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Nov 26th, 2018 at 8:16pm
People who text you then don't answer your response, even if it's right away. Like what the hell?

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Drakolith on Nov 28th, 2018 at 11:19am
Talking about texting, people liking texts on iOS annoys me. Gives a notification as if they sent a message but they didn’t, just sent a like. Anyone else?

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 2nd, 2018 at 8:31pm

Drakolith wrote on Nov 28th, 2018 at 11:19am:
Talking about texting, people liking texts on iOS annoys me. Gives a notification as if they sent a message but they didn’t, just sent a like. Anyone else?


Yes! Just frickin’ respond to the text already! It’s not Facebook... come to think of it, it was dumb on Facebook too.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Dec 17th, 2018 at 9:33am
Canned pasta products like Chef Boyardee canned ravioli or Franco-american SpaghettiO's. Soggy noodles that have been sitting in a can for months or years in sorry catsup water. My late wife used to love them. Good God, how do people eat that shit?!  Boxed spaghetti takes just minutes to cook and pasta from scratch isn't all that hard to make. I would literally rather eat dog food than canned pasta. UGH!!

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Dec 17th, 2018 at 9:35am
I am old and miserable with many pet peeves.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Curious Aardvark on Dec 17th, 2018 at 1:43pm
people who answer statements with questions.

me: the sky is blue.
them: is that right ?

Or any of a dozen responses that are all questioning what you just said.
Damn that's annoying !

People who answer yes/no questions with a vague ambiguity.

Me: would you like a cup of coffee ?
them: are you having one ?

it's a bloody yes or no question, did I say: "would you like a cup of coffee, just be aware I won't actually make you one unless I want one myself and I had a cup about 10 minutes ago, so it's unlikely I will actually make you a cup of coffee. Not sure why I even bothered asking. "

I've more or less trained my mate to just say yes or no.
Anything else and I don't make him one :-)

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Jan 12th, 2019 at 9:12pm
Miracle Whip.  It has no right to exist.  Horrible stuff.
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Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Feb 26th, 2019 at 10:40am
    Awards shows.  TV, music, and  movie people get all dressed up and tell each other how great they are for a couple of hours.  I'll pass.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Kick on Feb 28th, 2019 at 10:21am

Rat Man wrote on Feb 26th, 2019 at 10:40am:
    Awards shows.  TV, music, and  movie people get all dressed up and tell each other how great they are for a couple of hours.  I'll pass.


And they'll shove the thing full of adverts. I've heard the Oscars as a show is dying and it doesn't surprise me at all. Anyone that does care can just check Twitter or some news website after the show is over and the thing itself is so long! Absolutely pointless waste of time and, as you said, just serves to stroke egos that are already massive.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Mar 10th, 2019 at 7:03pm
   I live in a land of ignorant, lazy slobs. There is litter everywhere in New Jersey.  Other places not that far from here are nothing like this. I've been throughout New England and there is virtually no trash there.  Of course they have a deposit on bottles and cans there which helps but that's just a part of it.  I don't know why but people are just slobs around here. Every day I walk past the public trash cans around my little Lake Renee. Every day there is trash just a few feet from those cans thrown on the ground. It's like that all over the state. The wind almost always blows west to east here. Unfortunately we are on the east end of the lake.  There is always an endless supply of trash blown to our shore. I mean LOTS of trash. The little woods near me is full of trash.  There is trash all over our beautiful Pinelands. I could go on.
    I don't know why there are so many slobs per square mile here.  If you're heading south from New  England it seems to start as you approach New York City. From there south it's the Land of the Slobazoids. It doesn't seem to peter out until you get well into Maryland.  I have no theory as to why people are such pigs around here.  It certainly pisses me off.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Mar 30th, 2019 at 8:19pm
    The water that initially comes out of squeeze bottles of mustard and catsup that gets all over your bread and makes it soggy.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Mar 30th, 2019 at 11:29pm
Catsup?  CATSUP???! Did you really just mis-spell ketchup in the pet peeves topic?!  You’re a brave one Rat Man! LOL ;D

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Eudave on Mar 31st, 2019 at 4:45pm
I am with you on that one "Kick"
I don't mind it to much if given its correct French pronunciation.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by vetryan15 on Apr 1st, 2019 at 5:25am

Rat Man wrote on Mar 10th, 2019 at 7:03pm:
   I live in a land of ignorant, lazy slobs. There is litter everywhere in New Jersey.  Other places not that far from here are nothing like this. I've been throughout New England and there is virtually no trash there.  Of course they have a deposit on bottles and cans there which helps but that's just a part of it.  I don't know why but people are just slobs around here. Every day I walk past the public trash cans around my little Lake Renee. Every day there is trash just a few feet from those cans thrown on the ground. It's like that all over the state. The wind almost always blows west to east here. Unfortunately we are on the east end of the lake.  There is always an endless supply of trash blown to our shore. I mean LOTS of trash. The little woods near me is full of trash.  There is trash all over our beautiful Pinelands. I could go on.
    I don't know why there are so many slobs per square mile here.  If you're heading south from New  England it seems to start as you approach New York City. From there south it's the Land of the Slobazoids. It doesn't seem to peter out until you get well into Maryland.  I have no theory as to why people are such pigs around here.  It certainly pisses me off.

Up in maine it's a ton of lazy people.  I just had a conversation about this at work last night with a coworker.  At home this locals are hard workers, but at their place of employment they are lazy. I work matience,  and am constantly cleanly up after grown adults. Not talking big spills, but little little shit, for example the employee breakroom.  Meets messy people

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Curious Aardvark on Apr 1st, 2019 at 6:59am
youtube videos and television shows that are people being filmed 'reacting' to things they are watching on the tv or youtube.

WHY ?????????????????

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by vetryan15 on Apr 1st, 2019 at 7:06am

Curious Aardvark wrote on Apr 1st, 2019 at 6:59am:
youtube videos and television shows that are people being filmed 'reacting' to things they are watching on the tv or youtube.

WHY ?????????????????

I think the best are  the elderly or children reacting to certain music.  I find it hilarious.  For example 80 yo people listening to heavy metal music, like slipknot. Facial expressions and reactions are classic.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Curious Aardvark on Apr 1st, 2019 at 3:30pm
When you're reduced to watching other people watch videos - you seriously need a hobby !

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by vetryan15 on Apr 1st, 2019 at 10:13pm
I feel like that some days

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Apr 3rd, 2019 at 9:18am
Is it much better to be having a discussion about reactions to people watching videos of people reacting to YouTube videos?
Slingers react to Youtubers React... it could be the next big hit on YouTube!  LOL

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Curious Aardvark on Apr 3rd, 2019 at 3:28pm
it's a list of pet peeves - 'reaction' media is one of my pet peeves :-)

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Apr 6th, 2019 at 12:34am
I have no problem with listing it... I just find it very meta :)

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Apr 7th, 2019 at 1:40pm

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Mar 30th, 2019 at 11:29pm:
Catsup?  CATSUP???! Did you really just mis-spell ketchup in the pet peeves topic?!  You’re a brave one Rat Man! LOL ;D

I rarely if ever misspell anything.
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Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Apr 7th, 2019 at 1:49pm
  It might be an age thing.  When I was a kid it was always spelled catsup. I think ketchup is a modernized version of the word.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Apr 16th, 2019 at 7:15pm
Bugs that fly down your throat.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by walter on Apr 16th, 2019 at 7:55pm
black flies in your ear; rattling and bouncing around in the inner ear >:(

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Apr 18th, 2019 at 4:57pm
Blackflies are awful. I'm very happy they don't make it as far south as Jersey.  Such a tiny thing yet they draw blood.  Down the Shore in the Summer we have Greenheads... a vicious, vile bug. Their bite stings almost as  much as a bee sting.  Greenheads are big, mean, and can bite you through clothing.  If you don't really clobber them when you swat them they just laugh at you and swat you back.  They seem to love insect repellent.  Often your only option is to leave.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Apr 20th, 2019 at 12:46pm
People who hang their toilet paper rolls backwards. WTH is wrong with you? Below is the only way to hang a toilet paper roll. The other way is obviously backwards.  Are you blind?
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Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Kick on Apr 20th, 2019 at 12:47pm
WHAT!? Rat Man... I agree with, I think all of yur pet peeves but this... this is wrong. Plain and simple  ;D

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Apr 23rd, 2019 at 4:20pm
   Previews that give away the whole show or movie.   Like, you just showed me all of the best scenes.  Why watch it now?

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on May 11th, 2019 at 8:29pm
   Old Westerns when someone gets shot in the shoulder.  They blow it off like it was nothing. "Shucks, it's just a shoulder wound.  You'll be fine in a few days."  If you take a 45 slug to the shoulder you won't be fine in a few days.  You could bleed to death or die of shock or infection.  Chances are that shoulder will never be the same again. A 45 is no joke.

Edit:  the same thing often happens in war movies.  "Are you OK?"  "I'm just hit in the leg. I'll be fine."  In the real world that leg is badly mangled and will most likely never be the same again.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by walter on May 12th, 2019 at 12:18am
I like; it's a long way from the heart :-?

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on May 12th, 2019 at 1:14pm
Germaphobes;
    They amuse more than annoy me but I feel they bear mentioning here.  They run around with their hand sanitizer, wipes, and sprays and believe they are much healthier than the rest of us.
     The air you breathe is full of germs.  The food you eat, everything you touch, drink, etc. is covered in and full of germs.  There are billions of germs in your body at any given moment. Get real. Yes, we should wash our hands after going to the bathroom, bathe or shower regularly, change our underwear, take out the garbage, etc..  Beyond that you're sucking seawater and looking very foolish.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Curious Aardvark on May 12th, 2019 at 1:28pm
you're showing the backwards way to load toilet roll. Obviously it's meant to hang down the front NOT the back :-)

I will remedy this in other people's houses, oh yeah lol

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Kick on May 12th, 2019 at 3:23pm

Rat Man wrote on May 12th, 2019 at 1:14pm:
Germaphobes;
    They amuse more than annoy me but I feel they bear mentioning here.  They run around with their hand sanitizer, wipes, and sprays and believe they are much healthier than the rest of us.
     The air you breathe is full of germs.  The food you eat, everything you touch, drink, etc. is covered in and full of germs.  There are billions of germs in your body at any given moment. Get real. Yes, we should wash our hands after going to the bathroom, bathe or shower regularly, change our underwear, take out the garbage, etc..  Beyond that you're sucking seawater and looking very foolish.


One thought I always find mind blowing is that we are actually walking ecosystems. Not only that but our body weight is made up more of "foreign" cells than our "own". I used quotation marks because the prevailing theory for the existence of mitochondria (the powerhouse of the cell...) is that they're an ancient bacteria that got absorbed into some early organisms and just... stayed there. It could be argued that they aren't "supposed" to be there and it's just a happy accident that they stuck around, have been beneficial and been passed on. Then there is all the bacteria in your gut which has been found to influence people's behaviour and mood. Should we include our gut bacteria when we say "I"? Existential crisis here I come!

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Teg on May 12th, 2019 at 4:47pm

Kick wrote on May 12th, 2019 at 3:23pm:
Then there is all the bacteria in your gut which has been found to influence people's behaviour and mood.

I guess most people who had a longer antibiotics therapy can tell a story about that, regarding mood as well as ... mode of operation of your gut ...  :-X



Rat Man wrote on May 12th, 2019 at 1:14pm:
Germaphobes;

which may contain the annoying species of antibiotics-overusers... It's not just silly, it's outright dangerous for you as well as for the public health.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Curious Aardvark on May 13th, 2019 at 6:29am
one phrase that fills me with horror on the gut bacteria front is: 'faecal implants'.

And yes it means exactly what it says.
Apparently it's one way to 'import' another persons beneficial bacteria into someone else's gut.

I think I'll stick to live yoghurt :-)

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on May 13th, 2019 at 12:34pm

Teg wrote on May 12th, 2019 at 4:47pm:

Kick wrote on May 12th, 2019 at 3:23pm:
Then there is all the bacteria in your gut which has been found to influence people's behaviour and mood.

I guess most people who had a longer antibiotics therapy can tell a story about that, regarding mood as well as ... mode of operation of your gut ...  :-X



Rat Man wrote on May 12th, 2019 at 1:14pm:
Germaphobes;

which may contain the annoying species of antibiotics-overusers... It's not just silly, it's outright dangerous for you as well as for the public health.


   My late wife Marie, rest her soul, was a chronic overuser of antibiotics.  Every time she caught a cold or anything else she'd take them.  I tried to convince her that when she caught something that actually required antibiotics they wouldn't work on her because of her constant use of them.  Like most wives of course she completely ignored my good advice.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Kick on May 13th, 2019 at 12:39pm
I'm a nurse and my girlfriend is studying microbiology with a particular interest in immunology so we're SUPER careful with antibiotics. They're also cracking down a lot on handing antibiotics out over here in Finland. When I hear that in parts of Asia you can get them wthout a prescription and everyone takes them for the slightest sniffle... Terrifying. I've seen people with MRSA and other resistant infections. It ain't fun.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on May 13th, 2019 at 12:40pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on May 13th, 2019 at 6:29am:
one phrase that fills me with horror on the gut bacteria front is: 'faecal implants'.

And yes it means exactly what it says.
Apparently it's one way to 'import' another persons beneficial bacteria into someone else's gut.

I think I'll stick to live yoghurt :-)

Ugh! Acidophilus is good enough for me.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on May 13th, 2019 at 12:44pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on May 12th, 2019 at 1:28pm:
you're showing the backwards way to load toilet roll. Obviously it's meant to hang down the front NOT the back :-)

I will remedy this in other people's houses, oh yeah lol


LOL. I have been known to turn the roll around in other people's houses too. 

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on May 13th, 2019 at 12:48pm

Kick wrote on May 13th, 2019 at 12:39pm:
I'm a nurse and my girlfriend is studying microbiology with a particular interest in immunology so we're SUPER careful with antibiotics. They're also cracking down a lot on handing antibiotics out over here in Finland. When I hear that in parts of Asia you can get them wthout a prescription and everyone takes them for the slightest sniffle... Terrifying. I've seen people with MRSA and other resistant infections. It ain't fun.

     Due mostly to agricultural runoff there is a good amount of antibiotics polluting our rivers, lakes, etc.. here in America. This is VERY bad.  It doesn't take a genius to figure out the consequences. 

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Curious Aardvark on May 20th, 2019 at 7:02am
okay back to the subject at hand.

This one is probably quite specific to the 3d printing industry.

I'm always looking for different and cheaper filament spools. A quick glance around this end of my workshop shows 30 or 40 reels of various kinds in various states of usage. Steve will tell you, organised I'm not !
I reckon about 2/3rds of them do not have manufacturers labels on the reels.

All filament is different, some is amazing stuff, some is a bit iffy and good only for dodgy test prints. It would be really useful to know who made it and what it was.
That way I could re-order the good stuff.

Why this isn't done I don't know.
But it is really annoying when you use a filament that performs brilliantly in a particular printer and you have no idea where it came from or who made it. 

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on May 24th, 2019 at 12:47pm
   Here's one of my pet peeves.... I think of something great to post on slinging.org then the next time I'm at my computer I can't remember it.  I had a great pet peeve in my head earlier.  I should have written it down but I was sure I'd remember it. I don't.  Eventually it'll come back to me.  My crappy short term memory is more the result of Lyme Disease damage than old age.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Jul 5th, 2019 at 11:01am
    Now instead of Bud Light with garbage in it there's Bud Light Lemon Tea.  It's brewed with garbage (lemon peels) and aged on tea leaves to bring you a weak, baby piss beer that tastes vaguely like lemonade.  I'll pass. 
https://untappd.com/b/anheuser-busch-bud-light-lemon-tea/3146597

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Morphy on Jul 15th, 2019 at 4:19pm
There's a billboard advertising that beer on one of the major intersections near our house. I keep thinking it has to be just tea. Who would drink lemon/tea/beer?  Then again Chelada Modelo is pretty popular, so who knows.

Pet Peeve- You're trying to fall asleep. You're exhausted from a long day and just about to drift off and then you hear it: "bzzz" A small mosquito buzzes you and then is gone. There's no ignoring it. All you can think of is it sucking your blood all night long, even though you know this is ridiculous. Now you have to get up, turn the lights on and hope it comes into view enough for you to find it. 20 minutes later you are still trying to find it. It's going to pay. Mosquitoes will tell each other of it's fate in hushed tones for many years to come. This is personal. 

Another one involving sleep. You are trying to fall asleep but for whatever reason you can't. You have to be up especially early tomorrow and you know if you fall asleep *right this moment* you can still get a good 7 hours. All is well. But you can't stop thinking. For whatever reason, tonight of all nights you simply cannot stop the mental chatter. You refuse to take a benadryl knowing this will make you tired tomorrow morning. So you lay there, in misery. 3 hours later you realize it's just not going to happen. Now you have to take something or you will get no rest at all! But instead of getting 7 hours of sleep with a little grogginess from the benadryl now you are taking it with 4 hours left and your going to be zonked out of your mind for the whole morning. Touche, universe, touche.  ;D


Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Sarosh on Jul 15th, 2019 at 5:08pm

Morphy wrote on Jul 15th, 2019 at 4:19pm:
20 minutes later you are still trying to find it.


I don't know how many summer nights I've gone mosquito hunting in my room. One managed to hide for 1,5 hours (it was behind a painting). Sometimes I let them suck blood so they become heavy, fly slower and are bigger easier to see and clap into a pulp.
The most satisfying kills are when they come close enough, you hear them land on the pillow and then smack them with the cheek.

P.S. pet peeve : when I grab a mosquito mid air and open my hand to check its doom and it flies away unharmed no matter how much I squeezed it. always remember CLAP them don't grab them.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Jul 15th, 2019 at 8:19pm
    A mosquito at night is a good pet peeve.  There's something about that sound.  ZZZzzzzzeeeeewwwWWWW.  It's burned into our ids like a race memory.  It's amazing how one tiny insect can ruin a night's sleep.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Jul 23rd, 2019 at 12:02pm
   If anyone feels that this topic is inappropriate and is offended by the following I will remove it. Maybe.  Breast implants.  Fake boobs.  I hate them.  Some of the most beautiful, sexy women I've ever been with were small breasted.  Two of them talked about getting implants.  I begged them not to.  Implants ALWAYS look fake and, pardon my frankness, they  just don't jiggle the same way.  Or feel real.  Breast implants on a woman wouldn't necessarily be a deal breaker for me but they would be a major disappointment. 

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Jul 26th, 2019 at 4:11pm
   People who decide they don't like a particular food without trying it.  My army buddy Al is one of them.  "Al, try this."  "I don't like it."  "Have you ever had it?" "No but I don't like it."  "How do you know?"  " I just don't like stuff that looks like that." This is an actual conversation I had with him BTW.  I am the exact opposite.  If there's something I've never eaten before I absolutely want to try it. 

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Morphy on Jul 26th, 2019 at 4:48pm
I was like that until I was about 18-20. Around there... It started to change when I went on a cruise and tried escargo for the first time. Those snails tasted like the finest steak I've ever had. Now I'm like you RM. If it's new and I haven't tried it, I will always try something at least once. The world is filled with interesting food and I would hate to miss out on something that might end up being a favorite.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Aug 3rd, 2019 at 4:04pm
    Chiggers.  One of the most miserable things on earth.  When I was a kid we didn't have them around here.  I didn't notice them in South Jersey until the early 80s.  Now we have them big time.
    Wednesday while walking Max through the woods I picked them up.  I must have at least five dozen bites on my legs. The only thing that I've tried that works for me is Witch Hazel.  I picked some up yesterday after trying several other treatments suggested by friends.  Though I still itch some it feels like the worst is behind me. 
     For those who don't know, a chigger is a microscopic mite that burrows under your skin causing little red pimples that itch LIKE HELL.  Below is a picture of what chigger bites can look like. 
    I hate them much.
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Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by walter on Aug 3rd, 2019 at 10:35pm
LOL, lived in the SE for a while... hot humid summers chiggers and ticks I moved ;)

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Morphy on Aug 4th, 2019 at 8:06am
I thought that was fire ants at first. Forgot all about chiggers. I'll have to try witch hazel if they ever get a hold of me again.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Aug 5th, 2019 at 2:42pm
    It seems that chiggers are always in large groups.  I've never seen anyone getting just one bite.  It's always a gaggle of them.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Aug 7th, 2019 at 11:55pm
Fortunately for you Morphy, the fire ants have eaten most of the chiggers near Houston.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Greenjay on Aug 8th, 2019 at 1:19am

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Aug 7th, 2019 at 11:55pm:
Fortunately for you Morphy, the fire ants have eaten most of the chiggers near Houston.

I wish it was the same here,fire ants and chiggers seem to get along just fine,I have the bites and stings to prove it

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Aug 8th, 2019 at 12:01pm
   The best cure for chiggers I've found is Witch Hazel. 

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Morphy on Aug 8th, 2019 at 2:06pm

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Aug 7th, 2019 at 11:55pm:
Fortunately for you Morphy, the fire ants have eaten most of the chiggers near Houston.


Speaking of that my first year here after moving from Cali. I stepped in a fire ant hill bare foot without realizing it. I hadn't lived in Houston since being a kid and this hill was hidden
In tall grass. What a miserable experience. Now whenever I see fire ant hills on the property I give them a warm welcome with gasoline and a match.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Aug 17th, 2019 at 1:34pm

Morphy wrote on Jul 26th, 2019 at 4:48pm:
I was like that until I was about 18-20. Around there... It started to change when I went on a cruise and tried escargo for the first time. Those snails tasted like the finest steak I've ever had. Now I'm like you RM. If it's new and I haven't tried it, I will always try something at least once. The world is filled with interesting food and I would hate to miss out on something that might end up being a favorite.


The following is off topic but it won't be the first time:
    The first time I tried escargot was in a very good local restaurant that no longer exists called Pufferbelly.  They were cooked in garlic butter in something that looked like a miniature cupcake tray.  It was love at first taste.  They sort of reminded me of a very excellent seafood.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Morphy on Aug 17th, 2019 at 7:23pm
Yes sir. On that cruise I learned many things. One, escargot is delicious and two caviar is gross. Three , a dessert with rum in it is still rum and will get you buzzed. But ultimately just because something is expensive does not mean it's good. Who knows though, maybe I would like it these days. I am a huge fan of sushi.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Aug 18th, 2019 at 11:49am
     The first time I had caviar was at a friend's wedding about forty years ago.  It was love at first taste.  I've had it a few other times since at company parties. As most of you now I'm way too cheap to ever buy it myself. I have eaten the fried roe of many different kinds of fish that I've caught also. It is always excellent.  Morphy, now that your palate is more mature and educated I'd suggest you try it again. 

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Morphy on Sep 1st, 2019 at 3:37am
I was driving down the highway today and saw a black SUV tailgating a Camero. As they drove by I noticed the black SUV was actually a police vehicle. He was tailgating probably 3-4 feet away from the rear bumper of the car. No lights on, no emergency just a bored cop power tripping on some random citizen. I maintained my speed along with them and in a minute he switched lanes (no blinker of course) and rapidly sped up and around the Camero to get in front of it.  The Camero was running a mile or two below speed limit for obvious reason. I really can't stand cops like this. They will be the first one to pull you over for the most minor infraction yet rarely follow traffic laws themselves and often times seem to get off on messing with people.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by vetryan15 on Sep 1st, 2019 at 4:31am
Chiggers you can actually use clear nail polish, to get rid of em. Wipe the polish on your legs, it actually suffocates them. From what i have been told.

Morphy we have a ton of those in NJ. Up in maine i havent noticed as many. but the border patrols can get like that sometimes.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Kick on Sep 1st, 2019 at 12:21pm

Morphy wrote on Sep 1st, 2019 at 3:37am:
I was driving down the highway today and saw a black SUV tailgating a Camero. As they drove by I noticed the black SUV was actually a police vehicle. He was tailgating probably 3-4 feet away from the rear bumper of the car. No lights on, no emergency just a bored cop power tripping on some random citizen. I maintained my speed along with them and in a minute he switched lanes (no blinker of course) and rapidly sped up and around the Camero to get in front of it.  The Camero was running a mile or two below speed limit for obvious reason. I really can't stand cops like this. They will be the first one to pull you over for the most minor infraction yet rarely follow traffic laws themselves and often times seem to get off on messing with people.


Absolute power corrupts absolutely...

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Sep 1st, 2019 at 2:24pm
    Once I was driving down one of our New Jersey highways, 295, in my Cable TV work van.  I was in the passing lane passing some slow moving vehicles. I looked in my rear view and there was a car glued to my rear bumper as close as I've ever seen someone tailgate before. I spend up and put on my turn signal to indicate that I was getting over into the middle lane so he could pass me.  I expected this would get the jerk off of my ass but he stayed glued to my rear bumper.  We were traveling much to fast for me to safely give him a break check.  I got past the slower traffic, pulled into the middle lane, and flipped the jerk the bird as he passed by.  To my surprise it was a state cop. He was so close to my rear bumper that I couldn't see his strobe lights (which weren't on).  The shelf in my truck blocked my view of them.  He pulled up next to me and gave me the evil eye.  From the shocked look on my face he must have figured out that I had no idea he was a Statey.  He sped off and left me to stuff my heart back into my chest.  Had he given me a ticket I would have fought it in court no matter how useless such and endeavor might have proven.  He was driving recklessly for no apparent reason.  Anyway it ended well..

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Sep 1st, 2019 at 2:57pm
   Every year around this time I do my Yellowjacket rant.  Yellowjackets are a type of wasp.  They are to the best of my knowledge the only other creature on earth besides man who realize their own mortality.
    For most of the year they are generally benign unless you disturb their nest.  Come late Summer and early Autumn they know their days are numbered.  They eat their own young, destroy their own nest, and go on a stinging orgy.  They will sting anything they can before they die.  Sometimes that's me.  Late Summer and early Fall Yellowjackets are a pain in the arse.
     I have been stung countless times by all different sorts of bees, wasps, hornets, etc..  Usually it's no big deal.  For some reason Yellowjacket stings are particularly painful for me and the pain lasts longer than with other stings.  Also in about a week  my skin around the area of the sting will all die and peel off.  Yellowjackets in the Fall suck.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Eudave on Sep 1st, 2019 at 3:09pm
Judging by Arse i assume you are a British new Jersey ite

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Morphy on Sep 2nd, 2019 at 12:01am

Rat Man wrote on Sep 1st, 2019 at 2:24pm:
    Once I was driving down one of our New Jersey highways, 295, in my Cable TV work van.  I was in the passing lane passing some slow moving vehicles. I looked in my rear view and there was a car glued to my rear bumper as close as I've ever seen someone tailgate before. I spend up and put on my turn signal to indicate that I was getting over into the middle lane so he could pass me.  I expected this would get the jerk off of my ass but he stayed glued to my rear bumper.  We were traveling much to fast for me to safely give him a break check.  I got past the slower traffic, pulled into the middle lane, and flipped the jerk the bird as he passed by.  To my surprise it was a state cop. He was so close to my rear bumper that I couldn't see his strobe lights (which weren't on).  The shelf in my truck blocked my view of them.  He pulled up next to me and gave me the evil eye.  From the shocked look on my face he must have figured out that I had no idea he was a Statey.  He sped off and left me to stuff my heart back into my chest.  Had he given me a ticket I would have fought it in court no matter how useless such and endeavor might have proven.  He was driving recklessly for no apparent reason.  Anyway it ended well..


Technically, at least in America, you can say or offend a cop in any way you choose and they can't legally do anything. A police officer is not legally allowed to be offended by a citizen. Now of course, we know in the real world they can and will find all sorts of false reasons to cite you if you do, but you were within your rights to do so. I'm glad it ended well for you though.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Sep 3rd, 2019 at 5:57pm

Eudave wrote on Sep 1st, 2019 at 3:09pm:
Judging by Arse i assume you are a British new Jersey ite


My father was half British.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by walter on Sep 8th, 2019 at 10:55pm

Rat Man wrote on May 13th, 2019 at 12:44pm:

Curious Aardvark wrote on May 12th, 2019 at 1:28pm:
you're showing the backwards way to load toilet roll. Obviously it's meant to hang down the front NOT the back :-)

I will remedy this in other people's houses, oh yeah lol


LOL. I have been known to turn the roll around in other people's houses too. 



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Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Curious Aardvark on Sep 9th, 2019 at 6:17am
correct :-)
lol


Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Sep 9th, 2019 at 4:25pm
    Fortunately we've learned much since 1891.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Sep 16th, 2019 at 12:34pm
    Toilet paper roll positioning is one of the most polarizing debates in our society.  Both sides are certain that they're right and see placing the roll opposite of their preference is blatantly, obviously wrong. When I see it in the over the top position it looks stupid and annoying to me, as I'm sure the under position looks to the other side.  It has always been this way and always will be.  The question is why?

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Sarosh on Sep 16th, 2019 at 2:11pm

Rat Man wrote on Sep 16th, 2019 at 12:34pm:
The question is why?


the right way, shown above, is right because the toilet paper is just hanging and not touching the wall or anything else ,also  a smaller length is hanging and you have better access to it. if I put it backwards then it will rest on the recess of the wall. with the right way you can also pull at almost any direction without friction whereas with the backwards way there will be friction if pulled downwards.

P.s. I'm also annoyed, every time i see it backwards i correct it

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Sep 17th, 2019 at 9:15pm
    I know I mentioned chiggers earlier.  For the second time this Summer I am chiggered.  This time it's my ankles.  They are ground meat right now.  I hate chiggers.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by walter on Sep 17th, 2019 at 10:33pm
Extreme heat, humidity, chiggers and ticks >:(

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Sep 18th, 2019 at 1:40pm
    I've mentioned this before.  When I was growing up we practically lived in the woods.  There were no chiggers here in Jersey then.  I never saw any until the mid eighties.  I don't have any data to support this theory but I very strongly suspect that global warming has allowed chiggers to extend their range farther north, reaching us here... unfortunately for my ankles.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Oct 31st, 2019 at 9:51pm
    People with two last names.  Jennifer Love Hewitt. Abercrombie Destinkerwitz-Defenfailer.  Why would somebody need too last names?  How pretentious.  Like one isn't enough. So when people with two last names marry do their children have four last names? 

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Kick on Nov 1st, 2019 at 3:52am
I knew someone with the last names Gunter-Zak which honestly is a pretty cool name :D

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Curious Aardvark on Nov 1st, 2019 at 10:42am
Proper pet peeve.
Phoebe rolled in fox crap wednesday - I was peeved :whistle:

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Nov 3rd, 2019 at 4:04pm
   This has been mentioned before but they're playing Christmas commercials on TV already, three weeks before Thanksgiving.  That's surely enough to piss off the pope.  If I was made emperor, king, dictator, or whatever my very first law would be absolutely no freakin' Christmas commercials until after Thanksgiving under penalty of death by slow torture!!!! Ho ho freakin' ho!

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by vetryan15 on Nov 3rd, 2019 at 4:55pm
I agree.  I work pt at a grocery store up here. Right after Halloween.  Christmas candy was replacing it.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Kick on Nov 4th, 2019 at 2:07am
As a European, I'm now ok with Christmas stuff appearing. Before Halloween though? Definitely death penalty. I mean, really Halloween 24/7 365 days a year, but between the END of Halloween and Christmas day? Acceptable.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by slingbadger on Nov 4th, 2019 at 6:38am

Rat Man wrote on Nov 3rd, 2019 at 4:04pm:
   This has been mentioned before but they're playing Christmas commercials on TV already, three weeks before Thanksgiving.  That's surely enough to piss off the pope.  If I was made emperor, king, dictator, or whatever my very first law would be absolutely no freakin' Christmas commercials until after Thanksgiving under penalty of death by slow torture!!!! Ho ho freakin' ho!

Hallmark channel is doing Christmas movies all year long now!!

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Kick on Nov 4th, 2019 at 6:42am

slingbadger wrote on Nov 4th, 2019 at 6:38am:
Hallmark channel is doing Christmas movies all year long now!!


I don't to write off an entire country, but the US seems more and more like a dystopia the more I hear about it...

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Nov 4th, 2019 at 12:50pm
    Fake laughter and canned laughter.  Sports shows are some of the worst offenders when it comes to fake laughter.  Some has been ex jock says something not the least bit funny and it's a big yuck fest.  "Good one, big guy! Yuck, yuck, yuck!" 
    Even when I was a child I found canned laughter strange and annoying.  It's like "You're to stupid to know when to laugh at these inane lines so we'll push a button telling you when this crap is funny."  Though I've been exposed to it my entire life I still find the whole concept of canned laughter totally odd. 

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Nov 5th, 2019 at 1:10am

Kick wrote on Nov 4th, 2019 at 6:42am:

slingbadger wrote on Nov 4th, 2019 at 6:38am:
Hallmark channel is doing Christmas movies all year long now!!


I don't to write off an entire country, but the US seems more and more like a dystopia the more I hear about it...


Yeah. It’s the worst place in the world... except for everywhere else!  ;D

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by slingbadger on Nov 5th, 2019 at 6:31am
Social media tough guys. Thy are decked out in camo and rant and rave about killing terrorists, but aren't willing to join the military.
Same thing with people who cover their trucks with bumper stickers about the same subject. If you want to be part of the solution, join up.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Curious Aardvark on Nov 5th, 2019 at 6:54am
still phoebe - she rolled in it a couple days later as well :-(

And amazon boxes. Do they deliberately find the least appropriate sized of packaging for the small items ?

Had a small led light strip delivered yesterday, the box was large enough to serve as the coffin for a small child.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Nov 7th, 2019 at 12:34pm

slingbadger wrote on Nov 5th, 2019 at 6:31am:
Social media tough guys. Thy are decked out in camo and rant and rave about killing terrorists, but aren't willing to join the military.
Same thing with people who cover their trucks with bumper stickers about the same subject. If you want to be part of the solution, join up.


    I agree totally, sb.  There is nothing more pathetic and cowardly than a Facebook tough guy.  Everyone is tough through a keyboard and monitor.
    Personally I would never put anything political on any of my vehicles.  By doing so one makes his/her vehicle a target.  Especially now, with America so completely polarized over the putrid orange slug.  I'm not afraid to speak  my mind but I don't openly invite trouble.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Nov 7th, 2019 at 12:40pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on Nov 1st, 2019 at 10:42am:
Proper pet peeve.
Phoebe rolled in fox crap wednesday - I was peeved :whistle:


Around here there is always deer crap.  All of my dogs have loved it. Not only do they roll in it but some of them have (God forbid) eaten it.  Crap from ungulates in general seems to hold a special fascination for dogs.  Nasty.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Kick on Nov 7th, 2019 at 3:39pm
Hares abound around our area and my girlfriend's family dogs stay with us now and then and love it. Los of little round sweets for them. They don't just enjoy hare poo though. Goose, dog, even human if they're "lucky" enough to find it. Later, after the walk, they'll get all confused when I push them off when they try and lick my face...

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by vetryan15 on Nov 7th, 2019 at 4:31pm
When i worked in animal care.  We used to call rabbit poop. 'Dog friendly chocolate '  ;D
Since getting our flock started. Our dogs LOVE, chicken and especially LOVE the turkey poop

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by joe_meadmaker on Nov 7th, 2019 at 5:03pm
You guys are all making me very glad I have a cat. ;)

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Sarosh on Nov 8th, 2019 at 6:57am
people cancelling important things at the last minute. >:(

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Morphy on Nov 8th, 2019 at 6:26pm
Used to have a Rhodesian Ridgeback who would try to lick our pet rats behind for any urine droplets. She would lick and then stand with her head up and make a tik, tik, tik sound as she swirled the aroma around in her mouth. Like watching someone sip a 25 year old single malt Glenlivet. Lol. Dogs are so gross.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by walter on Nov 9th, 2019 at 2:59pm
When someone asks me what do you think about whatever and I give my opinion, but they don't agree and begin to argue. They asked for my op. How can it be the wrong answer  :noidea:

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Kick on Nov 9th, 2019 at 4:10pm
Related to that, people that ask questions not because they want to hear your opinion, but because they want an excuse to express their opinion to you.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Nov 10th, 2019 at 9:27am
Speaking of asking for opinions... what do you think about when someone only acknowledges what you just said for the purpose of changing the subject to what they really want to talk about?  @ walter, I hope you have an opinion on this so I can argue with you ;D

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by walter on Nov 14th, 2019 at 8:53pm
I do, but now wise enough not to share it :P

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Nov 15th, 2019 at 10:29pm
   Fights on TV or in movies.  Big guys will be smashing each other in the face with bare fists and there are no marks at all or if there are they're gone the next day.  If you get caught by a right cross square in the face you're going to look bad for a while. 

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Teg on Nov 19th, 2019 at 1:53pm
The "reply-all" clickers in huge mailing lists  :D

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Kick on Nov 20th, 2019 at 2:02am

Teg wrote on Nov 19th, 2019 at 1:53pm:
The "reply-all" clickers in huge mailing lists  :D


The number of times I would get replies to emails that were sent out to the entire nursing student body at uni that just said "Thanks for the info!" because someone 1. would be replying to an email that didn't need a reply 2. didn't understand that Reply All means REPLY ALL. Infuriating to have my inbox filled with so much spam.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Curious Aardvark on Nov 20th, 2019 at 10:29am
people who repeat the last thing you say.

we have 2 friends who do this.

I always figured if they ever talked to each other it'd be the world's longest echo :-)

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Nov 22nd, 2019 at 7:57pm
Telemarketers.  The sons of bitches should be illegal.  I suspect some day they will be.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Dec 8th, 2019 at 1:17pm
Car commercials where people give each other new cars for Christmas.  Have any of your friends or family members ever given or gotten a new car for Christmas? Me either.

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Kick on Dec 8th, 2019 at 2:32pm

Rat Man wrote on Dec 8th, 2019 at 1:17pm:
Car commercials where people give each other new cars for Christmas.  Have any of your friends or family members ever given or gotten a new car for Christmas? Me either.


"I was thinking... I've seen you hinting all year that the one thing you would really want for Christmas is a large monetary drain that will require long term maintenance and upkeep and you didn't want any say in the colour or make so... I bought you a car without having a conversation about it to maintain the fleeting surprise of my gift!"

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Curious Aardvark on Dec 9th, 2019 at 8:17am

Quote:
"I was thinking... I've seen you hinting all year that the one thing you would really want for Christmas is a large monetary drain that will require long term maintenance and upkeep and you didn't want any say in the colour or make so...


'I'm pregnant !'

:whistle:

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Dec 9th, 2019 at 12:58pm
   I see chefs on TV do this all the time.  They'll want to add a hot pepper to what ever they're preparing.  They'll cut open the pepper to chop it up but first the scoop the seeds out and throw them away because they don't want to make the dish hot.  Like DUH!

Title: Re: Pet peeves
Post by Rat Man on Dec 10th, 2019 at 11:16pm
    This isn't a pet peeve of mine but some people are deeply offended by pineapple on their pizza. I can understand this because pizza is something to be passionate about.  I like almost anything so I'm fine with Hawaiian Pizza.  I can't think of any sort of pizza I don't like.

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