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What grinds your gears?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by retrofit, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I so agree! I end up wielding a knife to cut the perforated plastic or metal on tops! One of these days it will be my fingers. I'm not much better with the plastic bottles of loo cleaner where you have to squeeze the top and turn. My poor wrists and fingers. :(
  2. RogerMac

    RogerMac Well-Known Member

    People I call the Sorcerers Apprentices.
    Had one last Friday in the afternoon I got a call from an old customer in Cheshire that his system had crashed and I was needed there. It was their hardware man who called and the first question I asked was "What did you change" nothing he said but when I got there on Saturday they had done a major server system update on Wednesday night and then later tried to mess around with some system files with Notepad (having no idea of the internal format) Anyway all is now sorted
  3. Mark101

    Mark101 Well-Known Member

    Electronic devices trying to be something they aren't and making grand claims, but in the light of day not up to the job.
  4. MarcusT

    MarcusT Well-Known Member

    I know, some people may be irked by posting twice.....
    My biggest gripe on comment forums: Asking about a particular piece of equipment/gear or problem and people replying, who don't have that gear, have not had that problem but want to give their 2 cents the same, which offers no help at all
    Danno likes this.
  5. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Drivers who seem to forget what it was they were going to do next and sit there like stunned rabbits trying to re-engage brain.
    People who sit up the end of the tube car and don't bother to get up before it is stopped (excusing the elderly and infirm), adding about 15 secs to every stop and causing delays.
    People who don't start looking for their tickets until they reach the gates.
    dream_police likes this.
  6. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    Horse floats, and getting stuck behind them. Most roads here are two lane, with motorways only near the larger towns, so getting past them is a chore.
  7. PhotoEcosse

    PhotoEcosse Well-Known Member

    Ditto people who don't get their purses/wallets out of their handbag/pocket until they are at the cash register.
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  8. DaveM399

    DaveM399 Well-Known Member

    People I'm behind in the checkout queue in the supermarket who spend an age packing their bags with military precision, and then sod about finding their payment cards, then realise they've not presented their loyalty card which is at the bottom of one of the neatly packed bag of groceries.

    PS, PhotoEcosse beat me to it!
  9. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    And take forever packing their bags while involved in some inane chat with checkout person.

    HaHa , posted at same time as Dave!
  10. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    People who complain about other people on tube trains or in checkout queues who behave like ordinary people and don't make way for the Very Important Complainers behind them.
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  11. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    I saw a bloke walk up to a buffet at a wedding reception, pick up a ham sandwich, pull the bread open and suck the ham out of the middle before closing the sandwich and putting it back on the plate. He went on to do this to five or six other sandwiches.

    Admittedly this isn't particularly common, but I found it annoying anyway.

    Cheers, Jeff
  12. LesleySM

    LesleySM Well-Known Member

    People who leave their used chewing gum where people can stand on it or worse sit on it- for the latter I favour re-introducing the death penalty
    Danno, Andrew Flannigan and Trannifan like this.
  13. Trannifan

    Trannifan Well-Known Member

    Mobile phones..............................

  14. Trannifan

    Trannifan Well-Known Member

    All together now, "Does your chewing gum lose it's flavour on the bed post overnight?"

    Sorry, couldn't resist it!

  15. DaveM399

    DaveM399 Well-Known Member

    What actually does grind my gears is the dirt that gets on the bike chain when cycling along mucky country lanes this time of year!
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  16. dangie

    dangie Senior Knobhead

    People who walk up to a pedestrian crossing then automatically press the button before looking to see if there's any traffic coming. Then they look. The road is empty. They walk across. Then the lights change. Traffic appears then has to stop. No pedestrian to be seen.
    PhotoEcosse and RogerMac like this.
  17. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    And can't find it when they do.
  18. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    I'm too laid back for my own good, but there is one thing guaranteed to heat my urine to vapour point. For millenia round, flat ceramic objects have been very effective for serving food on. I don't want my food served on a chunk of slate, an old chopping board, random planks of wood or a Shovel! Chips or vegetables do not require miniature galvanised buckets, shopping trolleys, wheelbarrows or cute little enamel mugs . Just put my food on a sodding plate godammit!
    Danno, Learning, PhotoEcosse and 6 others like this.
  19. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    People we believe those who delay and inconvenience others on the tube or in supermarkets are "normal", when they represent a very small, but very irritating minority.
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  20. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    People who think that everyone has to agree with them and label anyone else a small but very irritating minority.
    Roger Hicks likes this.

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