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Pet peeves!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Axtman, Apr 15, 2015.

  1. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    This happens in every office job I've had. A young dumb girl has a non-problem that she's steaming over and she comes in and tells the story. Then someone calls so that person has to hear the story. Then someone who wasn't there for the first telling has to hear the story. By the end of the day I've heard the same stupid story about her boyfriend who said something terrible and oh my god she can't believe it and like for real? Like I can't believe he totally did that like oh my god I'm gonna have to call you later, oh hey, oh my god I didn't tell you what my boyfriend did.

    I want to throw my wireless mouse at her but that'll get me in trouble.
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  2. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Arbutus, MD
    The growing illiteracy in journalism. AFAIK it started when I was in grade school when the word 'havt' was dropped, along with 'learnt' and has now progressed to losing the words 'pled', 'fled' and 'burnt'; it's now 'pleaded', 'fleed', and 'burned'.

    I was always taught (teached :D) to write the way you speak.
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2016
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  3. gjohnson441496


    Dec 14, 2014
  4. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Every day hundreds of files pass through my hands. My office is like an assembly line. It starts in one department, goes through a bunch of others and eventually gets to me in billing. I'm neither required nor expected to log the details of each file. I bill and I move on. I never see the file again. Fun stuff, right?

    Anyway, a few times a week this annoying woman from another department calls me asking for details of a specific file I billed anywhere from a week to a month ago. Every time I tell her "I have no idea". This is far more annoying than I'm making it sound but it's really annoying.
  5. ChrisB2

    ChrisB2 Bass... in your fass

    Feb 27, 2008
    TalkBass > Off Topic
    I've shared this peeve before, and I think most of us do, but it irks me when I'm waiting at a stop sign and a car approaching from the left wants to turn right onto my street but doesn't signal. If they would signal ahead of time, I could go ahead and pull out but since they don't I have to wait until their tires start turning to know their intention. (This particular case happened on a low-speed intersection in a shopping center.)

    Today it was a town cop that failed to signal. Peeve magnified. :rage: :rage: :rage:
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  6. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    I feel the same way but Alas, I am a hypocrite because...... Sometimes, I am looking around and the light turns green but like a Moron I don't notice until the guy behind me blows his horn. Then I remember the times I get so mad at the guy in front of me that does it.
    I am pretty sure we are all guilty of being hypocritical when it comes to driving.
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  7. Fleebag

    Fleebag Quacker!

    Sep 7, 2013
    Illinois USA
    We're all guilty of it. What does peeve me though is when some jagoff lays on the horn with long or multiple blasts when all you really need to do is give the car in front of you a little blip of the horn.
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  8. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Yep, Just a little tap will do. Just to say "hey friend, the lights green"
    It seems like many drivers are full of anger. Trying to push you off the road. Like when I am coasting up to a light and the guy behind me wants to race up at full speed and then slam on the brakes.
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  9. Hues


    Nov 27, 2012
    see Burn Notice
    People calling an instrumental piece a song.

    It's one thing when the norms do it....It's another when musicians (here) do it.
  10. Hues


    Nov 27, 2012
    see Burn Notice
    The belief that you can't wear brown shoes with black pants.

    Black and brown is one of the most often seen color combinations in nature.
  11. People that don't work at a store but are friends with the owner and hang out there.. So they answer the phone when everybody else is busy and pretend they work there.

    They know nothing but act like they do, wasting my time.
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  12. zontar


    Feb 19, 2014
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  13. Hues


    Nov 27, 2012
    see Burn Notice
  14. Fleebag

    Fleebag Quacker!

    Sep 7, 2013
    Illinois USA
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  15. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    I would love having the ability to hit a "Like" button about 50 times for this.

    There is no merit in using more (3) syllables when fewer (1) will serve. I have purged the word "utilize" from my vocabulary.
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  16. zontar


    Feb 19, 2014
    What's the point here? A joke video up against a respected composer who called a collection of instrumental pieces "songs"? just like many others have?

    So what makes a song a song, and why don't you consider an instrumental piece a song?

    Just curious--go ahead & make the distinction if you wish, just trying to understand it.
    There are number of definitions of song--including sounds made by animals (No words)
    and this one from the Oxford Dictionary-
    Which is also a song.
    dictionary.com has this as one definition:
    The central theme seems to be a melody--so maybe a riff that someone solos over may not be a song, but the Mendelssohn & Satriani examples above are songs
  17. I am tired of "salted caramel". It started as an novelty, now every thing with caramel wants to be fancy and have salt in it.

    Just leave it out, please. I've got a salt shaker at home, if I want salt in my icecream, I'll put it there, thank you.
  18. cfsporn


    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    Able bodied adults who use the elevator to go up <3 floors or down <4 floors.

    The word "selfie." Not the practice of selfportraiture, but the word.

    The word "phablet."

    Phones with screens larger than four inches.

    The cashier at McDonald's flirting with me while making my coffee.

    Any sort of small talk during a haircut.

    When people use my preference of black coffee with no sugar to imply I'm some sort of grizzled tough guy.

    People who demand that every lapse in conversation be filled with their stupid crap.

    Websites that default to the mobile browser view when I put the window in portrait mode.
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  19. Hues


    Nov 27, 2012
    see Burn Notice
    People can call the goat a unicorn all they want,...It does not make it a horse with a horn growing out of it's forehead.

    A song is sung...With lyrics.

    The only exceptions would be instrumental pieces titled for bird or whale songs,etc.,were the sounds of the animals are emulated by instruments.

    Respected composers are not infallible.
  20. D M C

    D M C Oh good god, this again? Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2015
    North America, Earth
    On the threshold of a verge on the brink.
    Any sort of small talk while the dental hygienist is cleaning my teeth.

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