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  1. #101
    Another thing that grinds my gears is when you invite friends to supper they won't take the hint you are tired and knackered (After 6 hours) and go home. How do you politely tell these people to go?
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  2. #102
    Quote Originally Posted by PiP View Post
    Another thing that grinds my gears is when you invite friends to supper they won't take the hint you are tired and knackered (After 6 hours) and go home. How do you politely tell these people to go?
    It really does grind my gears that there often doesn't seem to be a polite way to stop impoliteness from others. It's easy to see how some people get used to plowing over everyone to get what they want- it works!

    Anyway, I recommend flopping over and snoring. Maybe they'll catch on to that!











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    Lots of things grind my gears (my gears are thoroughly grindable) but lately it's been how at work, co-workers don't check the coffee cups to make sure they're clean out of the dishwasher. Actually had several complaints about that. I DO check, but it makes me look bad when I turn over a cup to pour coffee into and it's dirty. I mean, it's not hard, it takes literally one half second to check each cup. Laziness!

  4. #104
    • other people's babies. "Would you like to hold the baby?" she asks, face glowing with love and happiness (obviously mistaking me for a NHB [Normal Human Being]). Baby is cross-eyed, twitching uncontrollably, and drooling some green goop it intends to projectile-vomit any second. "are you out of your fucking mind?" I reply grimly, backing towards the impromptu bar in the corner. Mercifully, I am not asked back.
    • out-of-control kids, their parents smiling indulgently as the little monsters toddle around the restaurant, wreaking havoc
    • immigrant drivers from villages where the only motorized vehicles are the trucks that bring in supplies from time to time. Many of these new drivers are a terrible hazard, sometimes a fatal one
    • 'empowered' millennials who cry if they're inconvenienced or reminded in any way that the world owes them only a few basic rights for deigning to be alive
    • WF members who receive a two-screen, detailed, professional critique that took well over an hour to prepare and who respond by ticking Thanks.
    • governments that forget how they got there and where their salaries come from



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    Easily offended people.
    If we can't speak honestly to one another, are we even really communicating?
    If we change the meaning of what we say to spare potential hurt, there is no future for a civil, functional society.
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  6. #106
    Quote Originally Posted by Winston View Post
    Easily offended people.
    If we can't speak honestly to one another, are we even really communicating?
    If we change the meaning of what we say to spare potential hurt, there is no future for a civil, functional society.
    Some people today believe they have the right to not be offended. What a frightening world they must live in.

    Me, I can count of being offended within three minutes of leaving my house. It strengthens my resolve.

    I'd say the first response to being offended should be a brief self-examination. Why were you offended? Is it because of some internal self-conflict or deficit that the offender couldn't possibly have known about? That's usually the case.

    If not, then use it as an opportunity to take action. AND NOT ONLINE.

  7. #107
    Me: "Have I offended you?"
    Her: "Uh.... No."
    Me: "Would you like me to?"
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  8. #108
    When the other person at an intersection clearly got there first and I'm planning to make a left-hand turn right in front of them. So instead of sensibly just heading on their merry way when I stop, they try to wave me through. If I try to get them to go (since it's their turn anyway!) they still sit there and wave and blink their lights.

    It's your freakin' right of way, just GO.
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  9. #109
    Days when things just don't go well. Not just one or two things but just about everything.
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  10. #110
    Quote Originally Posted by Ma'am View Post
    Days when things just don't go well. Not just one or two things but just about everything.
    Yep. Stop the world I want to get off, days
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