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    What grinds my gears?


    1. People who upload statuses to Farcebook which include, but are not limited to, asking if anyone knows what time a place opens, if there are good films on, what the score of a football game was, what time school/college/university starts at. Here's an idea! You're on the Internet. Go look for it yourself. Failing that, get your ass off the chair and pick up a newspaper or a phone.
    2. People who upload pictures to Farcebook of them in some exotic locale. Please. We know that's a picture you took five years ago and are trying to fool us into thinking you aren't sitting on your couch and watching Jeremy Kyle.
    3. People who are indisputably fake and say things like "oh my God!" to everything, after which they cover their mouths and widen their eyes. Please do us all a favour and go back to drama school. You need the practice.
    4. People who cannot let out the clutch and engage the accelerator when a light turns green. Hi, morons-'r'-us: you don't need to pull the handbrake if you aren't on a hill. Even if you are on a hill, you still don't need to pull the handbrake. Put the car out of gear if you must, but use the foot-brake. And stop looking at yourself in the mirror. You face hasn't changed since you stepped into the car!
    5. People who drive thirty miles per hour in a sixty mph zone. Hi, numbnuts, you're the kind of people who cause accidents! Why? Because other drivers who have places to be are inclined to pass you on roads you couldn't pass a bicycle on.


    That's only five of about fifty million.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pidgeon84 View Post
    Religion in government. I don't want your God in my life.
    Agreed, but I'm also on the opposite end: seeing flags in a church annoys me...

    But not as much as James Patterson and people who think Shakespeare was the messiah. He wasn't that great, people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Folcro View Post
    Agreed, but I'm also on the opposite end: seeing flags in a church annoys me...

    But not as much as James Patterson and people who think Shakespeare was the messiah. He wasn't that great, people.
    If anything, he was good, but not much better than average.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boofy View Post
    Gah, people who say, 'Pull your socks up' to sufferers of depression. It's that kind of irony that makes me seethe. Usually I am placid and grinnety and ridiculous but I just can't watch things like that happen without clambering up onto my dusty soapbox. .___.
    As someone who has managed to pull themselves out of a pretty deep, emotional hole, I know from experience that it's not as easy as "pulling your socks up." People who haven't been through that kind of stuff just don't understand how deep a hole depression can dig. In high school my friends consisted of fellow queers (gay, bi, trans, etc) and it was a really bleak time. I've seen and experienced depression on so many levels. So I completely agree with you. I hate when people underestimate depression.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riis Marshall View Post
    @Schrody

    Any chance there's a cat in the box - or not?

    All the best with your writing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InstituteMan View Post
    People who don't understand the first thing about String Theory and act like they're experts certainly grind my gears.

    In general, displays of faux expertise really bother me. It's perfectly fine to not know diddly-squat about esoteric topics, but don't let on like you know all about it. I can only be annoyed in areas I know something about, of course. I try my mightiest to avoid hypocrisy and speak with humility even when I know I am right. I know that I don't always succeed, however.
    I agree. I'm no expert and I surely don't know everything, but damn it, don't use words and expressions when you don't know their meanings, just to appear smarter.

    Quote Originally Posted by bazz cargo View Post
    Do I know anything about string theory? I'm a frayed knot.
    LOL, you don't have to know, I still like you

    Quote Originally Posted by Pidgeon84 View Post
    Might get in trouble for this one but...

    Religion in government. I don't want your God in my life.
    Agree. Especially when he/she is a "god man" just because he/she is a devoted believer.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruno Spatola View Post
    Those are the people who think depression means 'feeling a bit down,' or is some sort of self-imposed malady.

    Humans are complicated, and some don't like that. They just want you to be like them, which is half sweet, and half ignorant. It's like telling someone who's blind to, "try seeing harder." They can't.

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    As a reader of fiction, and observer of cinema, what grinds my gears is overly dramatic one-liners: "If you touch one goddamn hair on her head I'll kill you, you son of a bitch!"

    Urgh, just get him.
    I tried my whole life not to be what they wanted/expected. And depression is still a no-no to talk about. It happens to someone else.

    Quote Originally Posted by stevesh View Post
    And the people, usually New Age types, who invoke the words 'quantum theory' to refer to their gibberish, when it's obvious they have no idea what the term really means.

    Want to really grind my gears? Keep me waiting or stand me up.
    Quantum is a new fad word. Not all scientist get it, but sure, you know it all XD
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schrody View Post
    LOL, you don't have to know, I still like you


    I still like you too, Bazz (most of the time)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schrody View Post
    Today, at work, some colleagues were talking about space and one mentioned "String theory" in a context that doesn't make any sense. I wanted to tell him he's an idiot, because he obviously doesn't know what String theory even is, yet along mentioning it casually.


    What grinds my gears is how few healthy food options there are in my little corner of America as opposed to the myriad of fast-food chicken friers and cow cookers. There are, within a mile of my office, twelve places to get a terribly unhealthy meal for very little money. If you want an apple, however, you have to elbow into the mega-grocer and wait in line for fifteen minutes. I wonder why we're all lard-asses 'round here!



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    Colorado is pretty good about healthy options. Well, relatively anyways. Still a myriad of junk food around.
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  9. #39
    Quote Originally Posted by Pluralized View Post
    If he mentions it one more time I'm gonna print this meme and cover his desk with it XD
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pluralized View Post

    What grinds my gears is how few healthy food options there are in my little corner of America as opposed to the myriad of fast-food chicken friers and cow cookers. There are, within a mile of my office, twelve places to get a terribly unhealthy meal for very little money. If you want an apple, however, you have to elbow into the mega-grocer and wait in line for fifteen minutes. I wonder why we're all lard-asses 'round here!
    i'm the opposite. it really grinds my gears when fast-food restaurants try to make their menus more healthy. i want
    my french fries fried in pure lard, damnit. i want no calories cut and an oversized coke with a 1/2 pint dollop of rum in it.
    it's not my fault i have a high metabolism and can't gain weight no matter what i eat. people need to stop taking
    their miserable healthy eating lifestyles out on me.
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