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Pet Peeves of the Morning

#1 Unread post by jstark47 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:49 am

I'm in the mood for a rant. :rant: Read it or skip it, but maybe you'll find some things here that set you off, too!!
  • Peeve #1- Drivers of vehicles (usually construction or waste management trucks) that spew copious amounts of water out the back on subfreezing mornings. Thereby making an artificially-created half-mile long black ice slick...... :mad:

    Peeve #2- Road construction crews that leave signs up announcing the lane is closed...... and it's not. Thereby panicking the sheeple cagers, who start making kamikaze lane changes to avoid the impending closed lane..... which is open. :bash:

    Peeve #3- NJ DOT and their addiction to road salt. It rained hard on Wednesday, with the temps forecasted to drop at the end of the rainstorm, with some snow possible. Actually, there was no snow, not a flake. But NJ DOT salted I-295. They didn't just salt it, they slathered it with salt. Which will stay there for quite a while, since they put the salt down after the rain ended. Now, 36 hours after the last rain, I-295 is wet and slick. Why? Salt is hydroscopic, holds moisture. I-295 is going to stay wet and slick for quite a while. The local roads are clean and dry - municipalities probably have tighter budgets for road salt. But NJ DOT has more money (and salt) than sense. Idjits. :mad2:

So, what's bugging you guys and gals this morning? :mrgreen:
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Re: Pet Peeves of the Morning

#2 Unread post by mogster » Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:36 pm

It's evening here & I made the mistake of going to a large shopping centre at 4pm. getting in was easy but getting out was much more troublesome.

my peeves therefore are:

1/ why if there is a queue of traffic do drivers suddenly make up their own rules about roundabout exiting? :?

2/ why do drivers completely ignore all highway codes & queue across pedestrian crossings; junctions; hatched areas (no stopping) including completely blocking the local fire station? :? :?

3/ why do cyclists ride without lights :? :? :?

4/ why do learner riders ride without protection & in a suicidal fashion in the dark :? :? :? :? :rant:

5/ why is my bank balance significantly less healthy than it should be :lol:

all that just in the last hour :rant:
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#3 Unread post by jstark47 » Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:53 pm

Sounds like the UK's indigenous population of moronicus imbecilus is alive and well and thriving too! :mrgreen:
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#4 Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:42 pm

I also have to drive /ride the fine state of NJ's roads and I can't even begin to tell you or make you understand how dirty/dangerous/slippery/and congested they are unless you drive them you just can't conceive the state of insanity thats out there.
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#5 Unread post by ceemes » Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:14 pm

My pet peeve in the morning? My alarm clock, going off at 3:25AM, every morning, Monday thru Friday (and sometimes Saturday if I forget to turn the silly thing off).....
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#6 Unread post by dr_bar » Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:41 pm

1) People that drive all night long with only their daylight running lights on, don't they know that they don't have tail lights that way???
2) Car MFR's that don't put light sensors in their vehicles to automatically switch to full head light, tail light operation.
3) People that refuse to use turn signals.
4) People that pass you, pull in front of you, then slowww downnn...
5) Cold weather that freezes up the local fishing hole so I can't catch dinner.

And that's only how I'm feeling right now...
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#7 Unread post by mogster » Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:58 am

Todays rant :rant: waking up at 0300hrs when I don't need to be up till 0630hrs :rant:
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#8 Unread post by Wrider » Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:23 pm

Dr Bar reminded me of a couple that really get my goat.
1. When I'm coming up behind you, you're doing 5 under the limit right behind the other guy going 6 under the limit, don't pull out in front of me still doing 5 under as you crawl past him. You can afford to slow down the extra 1 mph or speed up so I don't have to adjust my speed.
2. Drivers that pull out in front of you from a side street onto a main street, way too close for comfort to begin with, then don't accelerate! When I honk it's for a reason, don't honk back and flip me the bird, you're lucky I was able to avoid you!
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#9 Unread post by sunshine229 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:08 pm

My morning pet peeve is when I wake up long before my alarm and then can't get back to sleep!!! I'm on a roll with this one, it's been like this every since I flew back to North America from the UK... (boy I can't wait to get home...)
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#10 Unread post by sapaul » Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:27 am

Really sorry some one got your goat, I like goats too. Hope you find another one soon
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#11 Unread post by blues2cruise » Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:46 am

sapaul wrote:Really sorry some one got your goat, I like goats too. Hope you find another one soon
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#12 Unread post by blues2cruise » Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:47 am

My peeve today was another co-worker....she needed help to schedule clients onto buses....but then later when I had clients who needed rides....well..her buses were off limits.

And I thought we were all working for the same outfit and were a team.... :rant:
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#13 Unread post by NorthernPete » Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:47 am

Winter, either "poo poo" or get off the pot please. If you're gonna drop snow, do it. This in between crap sucks. Cover the tree stumps and rocks so I can go sledding. Kthanx.
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#14 Unread post by Katharine » Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:29 pm

Folks at the gym who don't put stuff away. If you're going to drag 5-6 sets of dumbbells and an incline bench all the way from the free-weight area into the open area that people use for stretching/I use for dance practice, don't leave them there when you're done. It's not that I *can't* move them. It's that it's bloody annoying to drag a bench as big as me all the way back over to where it belongs, trying to negotiate around machines and such, and to make several more trips carrying dumbbells, and I shouldn't *have* to move them (nor should other people have to come looking for the dumbbells when they wish to use them). (Luckily I was able to just move the bench against the wall and leave the dumbbells in the sort of out-of-the-way spot they were in.)

Worst part? My guess is that one of the trainers *who work there* did it. They usually seem to be the culprits.

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#15 Unread post by blues2cruise » Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:37 pm

Peeve of the day....heavy, heavy rain. And it's loud.
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blues2cruise wrote:Peeve of the day....heavy, heavy rain. And it's loud.
And mixed with snow...
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#17 Unread post by blues2cruise » Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:17 pm

dr_bar wrote:
blues2cruise wrote:Peeve of the day....heavy, heavy rain. And it's loud.
And mixed with snow...
And it's slippery.
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blues2cruise wrote:
dr_bar wrote:
blues2cruise wrote:Peeve of the day....heavy, heavy rain. And it's loud.
And mixed with snow...
And it's slippery.

It's loud? :laughing:
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#19 Unread post by blues2cruise » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:49 pm

Johnj wrote:
blues2cruise wrote:
dr_bar wrote:
blues2cruise wrote:Peeve of the day....heavy, heavy rain. And it's loud.
And mixed with snow...
And it's slippery.

It's loud? :laughing:
Yes..it was raining so hard it was pounding on the roof and into the gutters and down the drain pipes. Sometimes spilling over the gutters because the rain was so fast and hard.
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#20 Unread post by mogster » Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:36 am

Scooterers who ride with their feet down :rant: If they can't balance they shouldn't be on 2 wheels!

Oh & ANY rider who wears trainers ( but especially scooterers)
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