Rant Thread - What really grinds your gears?

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  1. Dark Jedi

    Dark Jedi Guest

    Go in to work and get my evaluation. Got a good eval and then the supervisor says works been slow and dont see it getting better so we have to lay you off. So yeah happened to day.

  2. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    ^ :(
    sorry for that.

    My rant is that somehow, I always seem to trip my fingernails too short, then spend a couple of days with sore fingers.
  3. RubiconDude

    RubiconDude Well-Known Member

  4. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

    Sorry to see that happen, DJ.

    I'm sure you'll recover and head out for new horizons. ;)
  5. Dark Jedi

    Dark Jedi Guest

    Thanks frisco and always wanted to be a stripper. I would be the first one that would be paid to keep my clothes on.

    I have family and friends that is there for me and only have hope that tomorrow is a better day. In the mean time as I have a lot of free time. I offer my services to be a mod.:eek::p

    So for now I am working on my pan handling skills and in need of a can:D
  6. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Well-Known Member

    DJ, man! I am sorry to hear that. I was hoping otherwise. The economy has been bad since early 2000's and finally catching up to effecting daily living.
  7. Dark Jedi

    Dark Jedi Guest

    oh its ok as I will be one of those dead beats that sucks off the system for awhile lol.
  8. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Well-Known Member

    I hate video instruction manuals! Especially the ones that come with software. You can't bookmark, copy, or print only one section like a print manual, you have to search through the video if it doesn't have chapters! I can understand the cost of print, but dammit, a PDF is electronic! I'll print it myself.
  9. very.mean.girl

    very.mean.girl New Member

    I really, really hate slow drivers. I just want to ram my cars into theirs so that maybe they'll speed up or something.

    I also hate Justin Bieber... I don't get why he's famous. He sounds like a whiny cat being strangled with copied Beatles' hair.
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  10. kool kat2

    kool kat2 Well-Known Member

    People who would rather save a burning animal shelter over a burning orphanage grind my gears... Seriously had this conversation with a coworker....... Gotta love crazy humane societies.......
  11. HanSolo

    HanSolo Guest

    Why the HELL does every freaking urinal I see have a disgusting, sticky puddle underneath it??!

    Now I have to scrape my new shoes in wet grass to get all that piss off!

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  12. Stinky Stinky

    Stinky Stinky Well-Known Member

    Wooow I am such a good mood right now that even getting stabbed by some complete strneger wouldn't even get me down right now I am laughing so hard! :)

    lol nothing grinds my gears!

  13. gapi

    gapi VIP Member VIP Member

    • The new law that allows you not to use your turn signal if your using your phone in your left hand.
    • The new that allows you to finish your conversation before proceeding through an intersection when you have the green light.
    • The new way to drive is faster when talking and slower when listening, in the passing lane on interstate.
  14. NightHawk877

    NightHawk877 Well-Known Member

    Lost mail grinds my gears. I ordered a pizza costume off the internet last week that ended up being too small. I sent it back for a larger size and it got lost in the mail. Thanks a lot FedEx. Spent 20 bucks at a store for a Luigi costume and it was well worth it.
  15. TxGoat

    TxGoat Guest

    Pill commercials that try to convince the audience that even though a guy may have ED he's still a man because he can still use horses to get out of the mud or can fix his classic muscle car when it breaks down on the road. It's funny that in a society that defines a man by the abilities of his organ, we have a commercial that tries to portray men doing "manly" things even though they pop little blue pills. "OMG I CAN HAZ THOZE PILLZ TOO?"

    Miller light's commercial line "Man up" is up there with the pill commercials (pun intended). Again marketers trying to define what it is to be a man. And to add insult to injury, they're trying to tell us that Miller LIGHT is what makes a man. Considering that piss water is practically water, I don't see it. I mean if was a beer as thick and bold as lets say Guinness beer that's one thing, Miller Light is just barely above a wine cooler IMO.

    And finally what USED to grind my gears before I dumped cable is all those commercials that would advertise the same movie playing for the whole weekend as if it was some great benefit to the consumer. "THREE DAYS TO WATCH WEEKEND AT BERNIES! FRIDAY NIGHT, SATURDAY NIGHT, OR SUNDAY NIGHT!! CHOOSE WHICH DAY TO WATCH!!"
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  16. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Well-Known Member


    You must love the new Dr. Pepper 10 Cal. ad. Only 10 manly calories, not for women.
  17. TxGoat

    TxGoat Guest

    I find that one a little humorous if outright silly. The ones that really get me are the Viagra commercials. The whole idea of tweaking your libido with a pill is one thing, but then the commercials that try to convince you that you're still a man even if you need a little pill to get it up. I guess that's what we get for living in a society that measures manhood by the size of our erections.
  18. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

    Or the frequency of them. Those medications used to be focused on a condition that some people have wrt inability to arrive at and maintain sexual function. Now they seem to be telling men that they're supposed to be doing that all the time or they're just not real men.

    They've been doing that to women for ages with makeup, lingerie, perfumes and hair coloring.

    Maybe I'm just old fashioned, but I feel that our man or womanhood has to do with things that don't cost anything at all, let alone pushed into our faces by Wall Street billionaire ad agencies.
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  19. TxGoat

    TxGoat Guest

    Definitely, especially the whole, "You have to drink this, eat this, do this in order to be recognized as a "man/woman/trend setter" in our society". To some extent it provides comic relief for me, but sadly we have a growing group of young impressionable minds that take these ads at face value. I have to admit that I've been guilty of falling for the hype.

    I remember a certain pair of David Robinson Nike Air Force pump shoes that I was convinced would allow me to be a better basketball player. One hundred and fifty dollars later I had a pair of "moon boots" that had dual-chamber air pockets (one for the arch and one for the ankle IIRC). After about 6 months I wound up giving the shoes away to my younger brother.

    I read on the news a few weeks ago that the UK is banning some makeup ad that shows an obvious photo shop of some model (Julia Roberts I believe) that pretends to demonstrate how effective their anti-wrinkle cream is, when in fact it's the photoshop that helps get rid of the wrinkles. I wish our law makers were so bold.
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  20. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Well-Known Member

    I've always argued with commercials - pet remark is usually BULLSHIT. I learned to get around a lot of it by making or doing things my way. I can sew - so whatever fashion dictates is never worn or made.

    There were two books put out in the early 60s. One was The Status Seekers, and the other, The Hidden Persuaders. Both by Vance Packard. If you read those books, you always thought before believing any BS.

    I can't be pigeonholed in demographics which suits me just fine.
  21. TxGoat

    TxGoat Guest

    People who don't get the concept of using a blinker....Come to a complete stop where there's no turning lane, and THEN flip their blinkers....No you IDIOT, you SIGNAL to the people around you that you're ABOUT TO MAKE A TURN, AND THEN YOU STOP/SLOW DOWN to make the turn....
  22. Mada

    Mada Well-Known Member

    How about people who don't use a blinker at all. Makes me want to ram into them so hard.
  23. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Well-Known Member

    You can add the people that turn on their blinkers and really slow down well (2 blocks worth) before the stop sign. Especially if there are other side roads or parking lots to turn into.
  24. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Well-Known Member

    "Yeah! I HATE it when that happens!"..[..said in a scratchy raspy voice!...]

    Yeah!....and add to THAT: youre speeding up because some gooon's all up in your tail-pipe (heh heh)...then they speed around in front of you......only to slowdown to turn in the next right turn......what thu...?
  25. Mada

    Mada Well-Known Member

    Yea, really annoys me especially in the mornings because if I'm late for school, its a Saturday detention and they don't take any excuses like "a wreck, traffic backed up" or all that so I never have time to deal with Sunday drivers or people-who-don't-realize-they-have-a-blinker.
    My commute is already ~35 40 minutes one way.

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