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What really "grinds your gears"?
« on: February 19, 2014, 10:33:58 am »

I'm usually an angry person most of the time, but I manage to tone it down most of the time. But there are those things, those little things that just make me you berserk.You know what I'm talking about, that little thing that makes your eye twitch and your blood boil when it happens.

Of what I figured for myself, I have two such cases.

I can't stand when my computer doesn't work for no reason. I'm not talking about crashes or error messages. There was this time I turned on my computer and the keyboard and mouse wouldn't work, for no reason. Give me a reason why it isn't working and it would be fine. I had to move the secretary and the pc to plug them on other USB ports, and then the speakers cables were in the way. Next thing I know, there's keyboard, mouse, speakers flying across the room along with shoes, jackets, my guitar, adapters, whatever was in hand. Even the chair took a kick, but it fought back, since I still have a bump in my leg 6 months after.

There's another thing, to a lesser extent, since I'm subjected to it every day, and that is when people don't use the turning signals while driving. Really? Is it that hard to flicker your finger whenever you want to make a turn? We gave loads of roundabouts here. I have to go trough 19 everyday, and if people just used the turning signals, things would go much smoother since a lot of the stopping from people coming in would be avoidable. It just sounds selfish to me. It's a complete disregard for other people, their safety and your own and it's not hard. I had presumably stopped cars just merge in front of me out of the blue with no warning at all, and some of them just stopping near the side-walk with no indicator. Screw the lesser extent, I'm getting mad just talking about it. So I better end here.

You probably have at least one such case, what is it?
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2014, 03:47:07 am »
animal abuse.... when ever i see some one do anything mean to an animals (kicking, hitting, burning, cutting, throwing, ect) i just.... im not so sure if i can say this on the forums but i just feel like killing them..... (not that i would) they have completely no right to do any of that. i can still keep control and not hurt/break any of my things but when i see it.... i just can't stand those people....


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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2014, 07:19:06 am »
My pet peve is people that are noisy. Not like, speaking noisy. Like if they breath loudly, or their innards gurgle. It's annoying, and makes me squeamish.
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2014, 10:17:35 am »
What angers me the most?

"Greedy people"  Seems to be the root of most problems in society.
It seems the emotion is needed in part to succeed. The desire to
get rich, not just in money, but goods or property. But to excess
it's destructive. Eventually to society it's self.
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2014, 10:46:04 am »
A rant thread!  ^__^  Just kidding, i won't get too riled up, and i promise not to set people on fire... like last time <.<   >.>   <.<   Heh heh...

Ooooh... where to start...  Ah, people i don't know who try to talk to me with no explainable reason.  I can't stand when that happens.  Also, when somebody you knew from a long time ago recognizes you and tries to get you to join whatever it is they might be doing at the moment.  Only happened a couple of time, but it's irritating nonetheless.  This is more annoying than anything else, but worth mentioning, i suppose.

Oooh yeeeah, and people who get unreasonably annoyed with traffic and street lights.  Seriously people, are you that impatient?  I don't care if that light takes a full three minutes, as so long as we get where we're going much faster than if we had walked.  That guy in front of you driving too slow?  Deal with it.  If you're that irritable while driving, in my opinion, you shouldn't be driving to begin with.   And don't get me started on text messaging while behind the wheel.  That's why you carpool and have one of the passengers do that crap for you.  Then again, i just hate cars to begin with, so i suppose none of this should come as much of a surprise.  Once again, a mere pet peeve compared to the utter infuriation that i'm about to get to.

Ah, and finally, people who smoke in the wrong places.  First of all, i absolutely despise the people who smoke RIGHT NEXT TO THE [NO SMOKING] SIGN!!  You have no idea how much that pisses me off.  Great fun to have to walk through a reeking cloud of death as you exit a building.  And then there are those times where you're having a great time out at lunch, when some guy pulls up gets out of his car and lights one up.  Oh yeah... AND THEN HE SITS RIGHT NEXT TO YOU.  Day: Ruined.  Nothing turns a smile around like being in the jet stream of the airborne asphyxiation that drifts out of his deathstick.  Seriously people, if you want to smoke, dig a hole in the ground, or find some abandoned building or something.  I don't care what you do, but it's incredibly rude to smoke too close to other people.  Now, if you're smoking and some other people come after the fact, i say you have rights to the area, for the moment anyway.  But if a group of people are sitting at a table, don't sit right next to them; a big scary monster might burst out of the ground and eat you.  (Of course, said monster would have absolutely nothing to do with [Project Big Scary Monster], an extremely ambitious and dangerous project i'm currently working on.)

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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2014, 11:35:31 am »
Cruelty to dogs angers me like nothing else can. I also despise the idea that an animal's life is valueless, that torturing and killing an animal usually results in a slap on the wrist rather than a long time behind bars. I'm sorry but if you pour gasoline on a cat and light the poor thing on fire they should put your sorry butt UNDER the jail. Cruelty is cruelty and if you're sick enough in the head to find the suffering of ANY living thing funny then you are not fit to mingle with civilized society. A cockroach crawling on the ground has more value than that type of person. And I'm not making the cat thing up as an example. Someone actually did that. And all that waste of flesh got was a fine. They should have set HIM on fire. The world would be better off without him.
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2014, 05:08:02 pm »
What angers me the most?

"Greedy people"  Seems to be the root of most problems in society.
It seems the emotion is needed in part to succeed. The desire to
get rich, not just in money, but goods or property. But to excess
it's destructive. Eventually to society it's self.


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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2014, 05:29:28 pm »
Wow...let's see...

-people who refuse to use turn signals while driving
-rampant stupidity (not talking just a "once-a-week derping...I am talking almost CONSTANT stupidity)
-noisy neighbors (Seriously, do you HAVE to stampede around like a herd of agitated elephants at 3am? SERIOUSLY????)
-telemarketers (So sick of those calls, despite being on the "Do Not Call" list)

Think that is enough for now.
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2014, 12:52:23 am »
What angers me the most?

"Greedy people"  Seems to be the root of most problems in society.
It seems the emotion is needed in part to succeed. The desire to
get rich, not just in money, but goods or property. But to excess
it's destructive. Eventually to society it's self.


same... i have no idea why money and property is the most important thing to some people....

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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2014, 10:29:02 am »
Stupid people, and people who blame you for things that are not your fault (most often than not things that are *their* fault as well). Seeing as how I work in a hotel, I get a lot of these kinds of people :P.

People who consistently try and tell you what is best for you. It's always fun when someone else assumes they know more about you than you do, and offers up unsolicited "advice".

People with a lack of maturity/drama mongers. Seriously, not everyone who disagrees with you is out to get you. You can disagree politely and still be friends. Just because someone doesn't have the same opinion as you, it doesn't mean that they're personally attacking you. In addition, don't involve other people in your stupid drama. When they actually talk to the other party and see what the real issue is (IE there is no issue), you'll end up looking really really dumb.

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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2014, 02:00:54 pm »
What angers me the most?

"Greedy people"  Seems to be the root of most problems in society.
It seems the emotion is needed in part to succeed. The desire to
get rich, not just in money, but goods or property. But to excess
it's destructive. Eventually to society it's self.

You just gridded my gears. I see this statement as pure envy.  Greed   is not a problem as long one earns it by their own hands or trade in a voluntary system, I have problem of the greed when people demand others  should be force to provide material items just because their earned more that the other person.

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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2014, 02:15:12 pm »
What angers me the most?

"Greedy people"  Seems to be the root of most problems in society.
It seems the emotion is needed in part to succeed. The desire to
get rich, not just in money, but goods or property. But to excess
it's destructive. Eventually to society it's self.

You just gridded my gears. I see this statement as pure envy.  Greed   is not a problem as long one earns it by their own hands or trade in a voluntary system, I have problem of the greed when people demand others  should be force to provide material items just because their earned more that the other person.

i think what he means is when people put money and items over what is the right thing to do.... for ex when people trick other people into buying stuff just to make money, theft, tax evasion, ect.

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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2014, 02:21:16 pm »
when ever people run around saying in news articles that games are bad for people because they make you think killing is good -_-

when ever people run around saying in news articles that guns are evil and try to get stricter guns laws because they cant stand the fact that they didn't raise their child right and he went of killing people

i don't mind if they just say it in small scale like to friends but when they put it in the news..... i just cant stand it....

no offense to any one who is religious but i hate it when religion is involved in government.... i mean all this anti-gay marriage stuff i have been hearing from the news they say things like "god said it's bad" "it's a sin" or "the bible says so" and those are reasons why it shouldn't be allowed....

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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2014, 04:09:17 pm »
I don't really get angry but here are some things that I don't like.

When my dad reads out bad news (honestly I don't want to hear that another shooting, stabbing, or car crash has happened)

Capitalism, Where people do things such as employ people at low wages, have slaves, put funding towards money making schemes that hurt the environment or aren't ethical. Honestly I hate the current way the world is going. People... Stop cutting down forests and stop breeding so much :/ Also, stop manufacturing all this plastic and toxins and maximise recycling.

People who don't care about animals..

and Stupid people (his includes stupid people in politics. Points towards anti-gay people*)

Edit.. I've got more

War, military, insults, derogatory words, prejudice, violence, politics, hate, religion (I honestly don't mind if other people believe in something. So long as they don't hurt others because of it, or force their religion on others or preach their beliefs in a disruptive manor), living in Australia (I get burnt easily and putting on sunscreen is an annoying process). I'll stop now before this becomes really bad ranting XD
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2014, 04:30:32 pm »
Being hot.

I'm sorry. I hate it. I get all sweaty, I feel gross, I feel weird, it's just plain uncomfortable. I can only accept hot temperatures when swimming, riding on roller coasters, or riding in a convertible. The wind makes the weird, hot feeling go away.

It's why I want to move to Alaska. I love cooler temperatures, it feels so nice to me.
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2014, 04:31:30 pm »
no offense to any one who is religious but i hate it when religion is involved in government.... i mean all this anti-gay marriage stuff i have been hearing from the news they say things like "god said it's bad" "it's a sin" or "the bible says so" and those are reasons why it shouldn't be allowed....
This, of course. The government is there for the common good, but wait, what is this? Anti-gay laws help nobody, really.

Actually wait, let me just list all the things before I get too riled up:

People who are told not to do something, stop doing it, and go right back to doing it in a few seconds.

Animal abuse.

People who are completely illogical.

People who (No offence to religious people) find it necessary to shove their religion into everybody's face.

People who claim things that aren't theirs are theirs.

Oh yeah, and when floor tiles just don't seem to go in line with the wall tiles when they're the same size.

Honestly I hate the current way the world is going. People... Stop cutting down forests and stop breeding so much :/ Also, stop manufacturing all this plastic and toxins and maximise recycling.
And of course, all of this. Ugh, I hate the concept of toothpicks. Seriously, they're just used for a few seconds, go dull, and get thrown out. And what does it cost? Trees, that's what.

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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2014, 02:21:47 pm »
Nice Guys. Hats don't compensate for a self-entitled nasty personality, affection and sex are not currency for manners, and I married someone who portrayed himself as an honest nice guy but turned out to be a Nice Guy. So when I hear one ranting my blood just boils. Nice Guys are just as jerk-ish as the "bad boys" they complain we all supposedly want.

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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2014, 02:19:06 pm »

I used to think that people would care more about pets (I'm not even going to go about animals in general) than short term money, but apparently I was wrong, and I can pinpoint the exact moment in time where all the hope for that not to be true died, and recently I've been reminded of that, but that's not a story for now. That's how people are, everyone has a price it would seem, that's why it doesn't upset me that much, it's just so common that I don't bother. I just try my best to raise my price as much as I can.

But seriously guy, turn signals, even if you only had one arm you could do it, you're not making any money by not using them, so there's no point.
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2014, 12:39:11 pm »
But seriously guy, turn signals

Oh man. Oklahoma seems to be filled with lots of people who don't use their turn signals for anything. I always joke that they're out of turn signal fluid.

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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2014, 12:40:00 am »
some moron beeped at me and my brother while walking home since he had to smash on the breaks wile me any my brother were crossing at in intersection. the reason why we crossed the street was because there was no turn signal.... it is not hard to use it it's right next to your hand or even under your thumb if you have the right car.   

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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2014, 12:58:22 am »
I hate near accidents when driving. This guy indicated way to early and a multi-intersection (2 intersections connected) and then beeped his horn for no good reason (I was in the middle of the second intersection waiting to turn safely). He was also speeding at the time :/

I really don't like driving... and I don't care what stupid RTA (Road Traffic Authority) say because there are bad drivers on the road, it is dangerous, and I am not fully responsible for my safety because all you can do is do your best to try to avoid accidents from all these people that can't drive. (To get your licence you have to declare that the road is a safe environment and that you are responsible for your own safety. Some weird positive motivation question thing)

Other things related to road stuff that I hate:
- You can't check your damn blind spots. You shouldn't have to turn your head to check your blind spots (referring to driving tests).. because they are blind spots! They are called that for a reason... you can't see them!
- Driving tests (Apparently they've been failing people to gain revenue)
- Flawed tests (Touch screen interface with dodgy questions and answers)
- Conflicting rules and laws
- Incorrect information provided by the Authority
- people who can't give instructions or just make situations bad (My dad.)
- people who expect you to turn your head to check for traffic.... Seriously guys I have 20/20 vision and very good peripheral vision from circus training (Juggling in particular). I know about photoreceptors and where they are located and the blind spots in your eyes etc (How many to each angle. The more there is the clearer the image is. There is less photoreceptors at wider angles). Surprisingly we are not owls and we don't have to move our heads much to see things.
- The "Correct methods" of turning a steering wheel. I don't see why I can't use 1 hand (I alternate my hand movements to give the smoothest turn possible. I find that you cannot do either of the correct and movements in certain situations.)... I have full control and wheel turns more smoothly? ^.^
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2014, 02:01:35 am »
What grinds my gears?
A lot of things!

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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #22 on: February 28, 2014, 11:26:21 am »
What angers me the most?

"Greedy people"  Seems to be the root of most problems in society.
It seems the emotion is needed in part to succeed. The desire to
get rich, not just in money, but goods or property. But to excess
it's destructive. Eventually to society it's self.

You just gridded my gears. I see this statement as pure envy.  Greed   is not a problem as long one earns it by their own hands or trade in a voluntary system, I have problem of the greed when people demand others  should be force to provide material items just because their earned more that the other person.

i think what he means is when people put money and items over what is the right thing to do.... for ex when people trick other people into buying stuff just to make money, theft, tax evasion, ect.

That is what I meant. I have nothing against people growing rich with hard work
or a bit of luck.  After all it's people with creative ideas and hard work who have
made life easier for many people. But when it turns to greed it hurts us all.

That's why we have laws against Monopolies and regulations against over pricing.
Generally the free market system controls prices, but there will always be people
who think they deserve to make more when the need is great, or charge what
the market will bare. I was in buisness for over 30 years. I always charged according
to my costs with a fair profit. I didn't get rich, but I never charged a big price just
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #23 on: February 28, 2014, 03:53:32 pm »
Wow...let's see...

-people who refuse to use turn signals while driving
-rampant stupidity (not talking just a "once-a-week derping...I am talking almost CONSTANT stupidity)
-noisy neighbors (Seriously, do you HAVE to stampede around like a herd of agitated elephants at 3am? SERIOUSLY????)
-telemarketers (So sick of those calls, despite being on the "Do Not Call" list)

Think that is enough for now.

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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #24 on: February 28, 2014, 07:13:32 pm »
People who take advantage of other because of sympathy.. A scammer came to my door last year saying he was collecting money for the "Special olympics" which is an organisation that gives people with intellectual abilities to compete as athletes in various spots. Last year I did some fundraising for them and told this guy that I already did some fundraising for them. The guy tried to con me still into giving him money saying that I need to "help them out" that they need it when I've actually in fact already contributed. He even said he would give me vouchers.. What kind of organisation gives vouchers for money given by fundraising? It just made me think even more that this guy is a scammer. Even when I said No this guy still tried.

Honestly these people are the scum of the Earth. There needs to be legislation regarding people who fundraising having identification that they are official fundraisers. I asked this guy to provide Identification and he didn't... He wished me a good day and I wished him a good day. He still did his best to try to make me feel somehow responsible for these peoples conditions even though he in fact was a scammer.

I've done fundraising before and there honestly are some really nice and generous people out there. I did some fundraising for the Heart Foundation to help find cures for heart diseases and to ease the cost of treatment to people with heart conditions. An older woman who had heart surgery herself gave me money and even a blind woman gave me a large donation of money (I came back when her partner was there. She asked me to come back when he was around). And what do I get for this fundraising. I get the feeling that I've helped people... and that is a great feeling (I also got a skipping rope and a blow up beach ball no doubt made in China taking advantage of low wages. Depending on how much money you raise you get different items). Anyone who scams money pretending to be fundraising for an honest cause and taking advantage of people's sympathy are heartless monsters.

I once saw a woman in Melbourne that keeps telling people her car has broken down and that she needs fuel money when she actually is desperate to get money so she can spend it on illicit drugs.  (Once again. Another person taking advantage of the sympathy of others)

There's also a Chinese guy in the Victoria market in Melbourne who keeps telling people that the factory producing resin like dragon statues has closed down. Honestly I don't want to hear a made up story to get my to buy something. I just bought it because it looked cool and was affordable. He says the same thing every year I've been there every day.

So I guess.. I hate heartless scammers.
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