Rant Thread - What really grinds your gears?

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  1. brotherswing

    brotherswing Well-Known Member

    Political ads. I don't care what party or faction you represent, give me a better reason to vote for you than "My opponent kicks puppies!"

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  2. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Well-Known Member

    Aaaaaymen! Bro Swang! I testifiiih to that ! Ok, my rant also include when a politician, ANY politician goes to parts of the country or states where you KNOW they would never otherwise set foot in, if it werent for an election, and then INSULT the citizens by "imitating" them jist to get their vote.

    This Romney type person went somewhere in a southern state and addressed the crowd calling them "yawl"..and made some wisecrack about "eatn grits" for breakfast this morning. What? That right there tells me when someones genuine or sincere....looooooses my vote (iiiiih hate my Swype keypad) when he said "yawl"....

    ...ok, whew!...had to rant "up in here today"
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  3. chaos3232

    chaos3232 Active Member

    What makes me mad?

    -Bad Drivers
    -People who park crookedly
    -Leaving empty containers in the fridge
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  4. brotherswing

    brotherswing Well-Known Member

    Empty ice cube trays in the freezer.
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  5. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Well-Known Member

    I've done it with pastels.
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  6. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Well-Known Member

    Re: Political ads

    Lots of times it's a PAC. PACS do put out some of the nastiest ones. PACS should be outlawed from commercials.
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  7. Motorhead1991

    Motorhead1991 Well-Known Member

    Kids around my age (20) doing the most idiotic stuff I've ever heard of... Just recently, a kid was nearly shot for brandishing an airsoft gun in public, and last year, I remember about 5 or 6 similar cases like this. Just because you're under the age of 21 doesn't mean you can get away with being stupid! And on that note, those kids' parents need to get off their a$$es, stop hiding from the justice system and discipline their kids the old fashioned way, by way of the spoon (or whatever the choice may be).

    Next one: People in general... I may not technically be a part of the working world yet (enrolled in Job Corps), but that doesn't mean I don't deal with my share of morons. You wanna be stupid? Fine, just stand out of the way.
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  8. brotherswing

    brotherswing Well-Known Member

    Wow, you are way too young to be that cynical! Try to enjoy life, your opportunities to do so will become fewer and further apart as you age.
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  9. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Well-Known Member

    But what i do like about Motorhead's comment is how he recognizes the 'reason' theres so many young generation gone wrong..lack of discipline on the part of the parents. My rant is lazy parents who shun their parental dues from the moment of the childs birth, letting a baby form a "free will" mentality early on. i LOVE it when i go over to a relative house (no names mentioned here... heh) and while in the middle of a conversation with the (cough) "mom" , i get a shoe with hard heals thrown in my face! then a chuclke from the brat's "mutha" as if its cute!


    I told her that brat's growing up to pick out his 6-foot plot early!!! ....then told her to let me baby sit'em for a few hrs.. no, 5 minutes! thats all i need to make his dreams come true!

    (...man! didnt realize i had a rant!)
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  10. brotherswing

    brotherswing Well-Known Member

    Bad parents! I won't tell anyone how to raise their children, but if your kids are disrespectful brats then I won't let my kids play with them. I don't want my kids picking up bad manners from the uncouth urchins running around my neighborhood. Parents need to be involved in their kids lives, not trying to push the kids outside to play so that mommy and daddy can smoke pot. Some people don't deserve their children. :mad:
  11. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Well-Known Member

    I think i have found a new PET name for my sweet nephew:

    'tha Uncouth Urchin!"


    Thank you bro-swing!!! Wow, Ranting IS good therapy! WHO started this string! Just saved me $$$$ in therapy fees! because my cuz and that "uncouth urchin" of her's about to make me "lose my mind up in here"
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  12. Motorhead1991

    Motorhead1991 Well-Known Member

    It wouldn't be so bad if my generation had half a brain between two people and a little common sense. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy life as much as the next person, it's just that people get on my nerves with that kind of crap.
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  13. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Well-Known Member

    If the brat comes to my house - the parents are told to take the kid and leave. I don't care who they are. If I go to the brat's house and the kid starts up, I'll leave.

    We were all brought up "Children should be seen and not heard"
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  14. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    I subscribe to "Children should be seen and heard if they are respectful"
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  15. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Well-Known Member

    Motorhead! You are a gifted and wise mature guy beyond your years, my friend! I habe made it my missio not to let my little tyke turn out like what we see today! These lil' so-and-so's today! they "aint" got no kind of respect for their elders or for one another.

    You stay the sharp and distinguished young man that you are! You will go places!

    Man! This rant thread has helped me lift some steam
  16. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven -.. --- - / -.. .- ... .... Moderator

    My son has learned that please, thank you, sir and ma'am are four of the most important words in the English language, followed closely by excuse me, and I'm sorry. He is still four and acts it at times, but he is very respectful.
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  17. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

    I'm with you. And it's always nice to see that. I do admit that I'm usually surprised when a kid is being respectful to adults (by "kid" I mean up to the age of about 16 or so, those are tough years for kids, from our standpoint and theirs).
  18. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Well-Known Member

    And hes very happy too! Can see it in his little face! Nlw my rant is why cant other parents do that!? Teach them while they are young!
  19. TxGoat

    TxGoat Guest

    I generally like to apply that rule to people in general. I never understood how some people think respect is a job title, a pay rate, an occupation, where you're from, your gender, your race, etc. I hate to say it, but I get a sense that even here, some people think the color of their name (red, green, etc) should command a certain level of respect. That being said, I find it hard to respect someone because of what they COULD do to me, whether it's here or in the real world. I think it comes across as an attempt at intimidation.

    Respect shouldn't be something you expect from others to offset your insecurities, it should be an acknowledgment of someone's failures and achievements.

    I have respect for Tiger Woods the golfer, should I have respect for Tiger Woods the person? From what I've heard, when he plays golf his language is just as scandalous as his lust for porn actresses. Thus I can't imagine paying his golf game so much respect that it gives him a free pass off the golf course. Granted, based on what I've seen, I'm probably in the minority with my sentiments, and thus, it grinds my gears...
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  20. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Well-Known Member

    I subscribe to Tiger should not be seen or heard..... Now my R A N T is when someone remind me that tiger exists xD...now gotta start my therapy all over again :D
  21. Stinky Stinky

    Stinky Stinky Well-Known Member

    What REALLY grinds my cogs is when people go out and buy a Parrot or any kind of bird for that matter and keep it a freaking cage for it's WHOLE damn life???

    Birds are designed to fly great distances and roam free and some loser people keep them LOCKED up in cages!!?

    They should make keeping a bird in a tiny little cage ILLEGAL.

    If you want to keep a bird as a pet give it lots and lots of room / space to fly around like it was meant to.


    Damn Yankees...... jeepers!


    Psychopathic and borderline troll rant over...
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  22. ninedragons

    ninedragons Member

    Political parties. All of them. There should be one party called the "I can think for myself and listen to, and vote for, my constituents". Nothing like representatives/senators,etc. voting for something because "it's what the party is doing".
  23. sherri

    sherri Well-Known Member

    Stupid cashiers who can't figure out change if the cash register doesn't do it!

    Order came to $5.26....Gave cashier $10.00 and said let me get you change....Gave her 30
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  24. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    ^ :) I always try to race the cashier in my head. I like winning ;)

    Also, I agree. Political parties are the cause of a lot more problems than solutions. It baffles me that it is even an option to vote for one party without voting. Auto-vote me rep/dem. WTF. That shouldn't be allowed. Should be illegal. So should lobbyists. Nominate me supreme ruler, and lobbyists and politicians caught taking bribes (which is what they do) would all be guilty of treason and put in front of a firing squad. And I don't really support the death penalty, very rarely do I think it should be required.
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  25. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Well-Known Member

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