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  1. #41
    skinny guys still pack the arteries. I don't look forward to a pack or a blow-out.

  2. #42
    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
    skinny guys still pack the arteries. I don't look forward to a pack or a blow-out.
    bah. you gotta die someday. i'd rather die with a bacon sandwich and beer in my hands than die with a celery stalk
    and cup of carrot juice in my hands. and anyway, the booze will clear my arteries.
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  3. #43
    die? yeah... it's the halfway-croaked that I don't like... tubes and operations...or half-paralyzed

  4. #44
    Here's another one. Kids who don't know how to speak up for themselves, or refuse to. Yet whisper what they want into their friends ears and convince them to go ask for it.

    My 4 year old daughter has a friend who does this. What's worse, she gets into my viewing zone (out of the corner of my eye) and whispers something like, "ask your mom if we can go outside" or " ask your mom if we can have a piece of candy". I get it. I hate rejection to, but dangit....ask. your. darn. self.

    And I know I may get looked down on this as it's a kid....they are still learning...but uuuugh. Really grinds my gears.

  5. #45
    Quote Originally Posted by MamaStrong View Post
    Here's another one. Kids who don't know how to speak up for themselves, or refuse to. Yet whisper what they want into their friends ears and convince them to go ask for it.

    My 4 year old daughter has a friend who does this. What's worse, she gets into my viewing zone (out of the corner of my eye) and whispers something like, "ask your mom if we can go outside" or " ask your mom if we can have a piece of candy". I get it. I hate rejection to, but dangit....ask. your. darn. self.

    And I know I may get looked down on this as it's a kid....they are still learning...but uuuugh. Really grinds my gears.
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  6. #46
    Quote Originally Posted by MamaStrong View Post
    Here's another one. Kids who don't know how to speak up for themselves, or refuse to. Yet whisper what they want into their friends ears and convince them to go ask for it.

    My 4 year old daughter has a friend who does this. What's worse, she gets into my viewing zone (out of the corner of my eye) and whispers something like, "ask your mom if we can go outside" or " ask your mom if we can have a piece of candy". I get it. I hate rejection to, but dangit....ask. your. darn. self.

    And I know I may get looked down on this as it's a kid....they are still learning...but uuuugh. Really grinds my gears.
    I wonder what her reaction would be if you replied in a stage whisper to your daughter whenever the friend sent her with a message. "Tell (friend's name) yes, y'all can have some candy, go outside, etc."

  7. #47
    I currently work in retail, so I could write a book about everything that grinds my gears...but just to save everyone the hardship of reading all of that, I really can't stand when a customer will come up to me and be on their cellphone and expect me to ring them out.

    By that point, I'm not looking at you, I'm not speaking to you, I'm not telling you how much you owe, and I don't say goodbye. I have a special line for anyone who decides to say something to me in regards to not speaking to them while they are on the phone. For the sake of everyone that I work with and the people who shop where I work, they better hope that never happens

  8. #48
    I'm fortunate enough to be working nights now at the front desk of a hotel resort.
    But my prior and first job was retail, at Dollar General in the most ghetto little town.
    I understand completely and shan't blame you good sir!

    Thing about DG is that they want you to do ten thousand things at once. Someone who stands at the register and doesn't say anything, and only replies with a dirty look, got the same reaction from me. Speak up! I'm genuinely busy! Hospitality is much nicer now....Especially at night.

    ..Except this one guy who called twice and is arriving around 4 AM. Really? I don't even know if the systems will be back up to make his reservation. Harumph.
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  9. #49
    Quote Originally Posted by am_hammy View Post
    I currently work in retail, so I could write a book about everything that grinds my gears...but just to save everyone the hardship of reading all of that, I really can't stand when a customer will come up to me and be on their cellphone and expect me to ring them out.

    By that point, I'm not looking at you, I'm not speaking to you, I'm not telling you how much you owe, and I don't say goodbye. I have a special line for anyone who decides to say something to me in regards to not speaking to them while they are on the phone. For the sake of everyone that I work with and the people who shop where I work, they better hope that never happens
    I can relate to that. I worked for a supermarket for fifteen years. I can write a book on things there that "grinded my gears"
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  10. #50
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