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Rant Thread - What really grinds your gears?

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  1. MikeMcG

    MikeMcG Well-Known Member

    Hit the gym and take Extenze! :D

  2. April_Fool_79

    April_Fool_79 Well-Known Member

    I was gonna post a new thread, but figured I'd just hijack this one instead. :)

    I'm a CSR, and am SICK and TIRED of people screwing up something, and then getting made at me that I don't have a magic wand to fix their problem. Case in point (and this happened twice this week) .....

    Everyone with half a brain knows that Sprint does not own Google, these are two entirely separate entities. You buy a Sprint phone, that runs on a Google OS, but that's it. You have to set up a Google account to use the Moment, which then stores your contacts, etc online. So what happens when some ID10T hard resets their phone and doesn't remember their Google log in information? They call Sprint, and complain that *WE* lost their contacts, and they want them back. Um, no, those are stored on Google's server, not Sprint's, and no, I can't view Google's server information to get your username back for you. Yes, I understand you can't use your phone without Google account information, the only thing I can suggest is that you create a new account so you can at least use the phone you're paying for, and talk to Google to get your old account information, so you can import the contacts into the new one. Nope, that's not good enough for this person, he want's *ME* to magically make his contacts appear on the phone, because why does Sprint sell phones they don't support? We *DO* support the phone, but not the third party applications on it. DURRR

    Best part was ..... This was the THIRD TIME he'd done a hard reset on the phone, and lost all his contacts because he didn't remember his Google account info. Gee, after the first time, you'd think he'd realize that "Hey, this Google information stuff is important, I may want to write it down somewhere or use something I might actually remember", but NOOOOOOOO.


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  3. MikeMcG

    MikeMcG Well-Known Member

    I hate when Sprint reps bash someone for losing all of his contacts, it really is Sprint's problem.......:) (just kidding)
  4. April_Fool_79

    April_Fool_79 Well-Known Member

    I'll try being nicer if they try being smarter :p
  5. GIR

    GIR Well-Known Member

    What grinds my gears:

    BANKS: they cant be trusted, and am glad that i no longer use any, but get steamed up when the general populace fail to grasp the fact that banks are'nt needed if you make life simple.
    Chip and pin cards: the last thing needed in a crowded shop with 20Kg of shopping and a tetchy 4yr old is some muppet taking 7 minutes using a card to pay for pack of 20p mints! TRY USING CASH!!!!
    Windows: dont even go there: if you get a security problem, and adding extra layers of complexity seem to make no difference then try another OS, dont bring it to me unless its a donation.
    OCD: if you know you have a touching disorder, and i've chewed your head off for touching things that are not your to touch, then dont try to be my friend...It'll lead to hurt!
    CARS: The standard stereo is fine, there is no reward for waking half the town at 3am with your 'music' except alienation, and arguments. If your hearing is that bad go see the doctor and get a hearing aid, if your IQ is so low your unable to consider others then please follow the instructions of others when they tell you to get lost at sea.
    Water Bills: The most abundant chemical on the planet and we have to pay for it? yes i know its cleaned and processed, but I didnt ask for it to be treated and have chemicals added to it: I'd collect my own but the water company tries to charge me for collect rain water. We only really drink a very small % of tap water, so this just really winds my blood pressure right up!
    Wimpy Parents: If your child is naughty then smack it. Seriously! I'm not asking anyone to beat their kids, but a slap to the backside should not leave them marked and does wonders for their behaviour, your stress levels, and everyone elses. My lad got out of shape on a bus and i smacked him for trying to steal an old lady hat, and a big cheer went up! Take note wimpy parents, if you dont disipline your kids now prison will later.
    TV: the idiots lantern. There is no other medium that pours so much rubbish into the mind as a TV. Try living without it, take up a hobby, call a friend, write a letter, engage with your family, but for the love of god do something rather than just sit there like a yoyo watching death,war,famine, and destruction - seasoned with others ideas of what to think, say, and do.
    Short men: they seem to cause the most problems. If your feeling that inferiour and threatened by taller folk:get some stilts! Remember that your bad attitude may remind me that your nuts are closer to my foot than mine are to yours!

    Now i feel better: nurse...reduce the dose now :)
  6. adamajah

    adamajah Well-Known Member

    When forums hijack everyone's status with "Where's the search?"

    I use search constantly.

    Lame. :/
  7. MikeMcG

    MikeMcG Well-Known Member

    Haha. At least mine says Android rocks. That one does bug me.
  8. HaunteD CoucH

    HaunteD CoucH Well-Known Member

    You want to know what really grinds my gears? YOU DO ANDROID FORUMS! (lol kidding):p
  9. sensesfail99

    sensesfail99 Well-Known Member

    what doesnt grind my gears is Drinking With BOB!!!!
  10. mrmojoz

    mrmojoz Well-Known Member

    People who say "App" to refer to software for their phones. Thats Apple's machine at work co-opting terminology and you can stop letting them do it.
  11. adamajah

    adamajah Well-Known Member

    But "App" is just short for Application. I never thought of it as an Apple thing in the first place. I see your point though, and less computer savvy people probably think Apple invented the term "App". Heh. Yuck.
  12. sensesfail99

    sensesfail99 Well-Known Member

    having to pay for "premium memberships" when its free on most other forums Ive used. :-(
  13. scatterd

    scatterd Active Member

    Sprint sucks.

    I despise people who become a fan of random crap that no one cares about. For instance, I have a friend who is a fan of 987 things. For certain reasons, I can't unfriend / hide her. She becomes a fan of things like "Air", "Breathing", or "i hte it when pplz cnt spll". I want to punch her in the face every time I see her on the feed.

    I can't stand people who know that a lane is going to end and yet stay in the soon-to-end lane until the last effin minute before getting over and cutting you off. It happened to me five times from five different people today in a 10 mile drive.

    I hate it when games allow you to shoot / kill defenseless animals. Even worse, the people that actually kill them.

    I can't stand those girls that give the rest of us a bad name. You know the ones I'm talking about. The ones that sit there and act like they're your best friend and then ten minutes later are talking smack about you.

    I don't like watching people play video games and not being able to tell them what to do / how to do it.

    Sprint sucks.

    ...-breathes in- I think I'm done now.
  14. Cid

    Cid Member

    I work as a Cardiac Monitor Tech at NEARMC here in Alabama. My only coworkers Monday thru Thursday on third shift are two women. One 21 and the other 27. (Actually, I'm the only male across all three shifts. But the older ladies are tolerable) The ONLY thing they ever talk about are men. Who's the hottest, who isn't, why their exes suck, how they need a boyfriend. It gets damn annoying. Especially when they start 'going into heat' over Robert Patterson every single night. I'm not the mean type, so it's not like I would turn around and say "Would you just shut up?" and I can't really ignore them due to the very nature of the job.

    I need another man back there to balance the sheer amount of estrogen.
  15. sensesfail99

    sensesfail99 Well-Known Member

    the god like positions that the moderators on forums hold.
  16. mesovortex888

    mesovortex888 Active Member

    I hate iphone owners keep remind others they have a iphone every chance they get.

    "Let me check my email on my iPhone."

    "Let me call my friend with my iPhone."

    "I am listening music from my iPhone."

    "Where is my iPhone?"

    "Oh, I can do that with the app that I just purchased on my iPhone."

    or worse, some guy asked me "What kind of iPhone is that?" while looking at my boot screen that said Android and Acer below that.

    People who don't know Canada is not in Europe need to die. Seriously.

    Xbox owners are annoying especially talking about the recent PSN incident while they go through 3 xboxs in 3 years and got another ring of death a week later.

    I hate people on craigslist email you an offer of $100 while you are selling for $300 and you already posted no lowballers in the ad.

    I think people who always talking trash and hate message to gay people while they were getting their butt bang by men every night are stupid.

    And finally, people in class need to stop asking questions that already have answer in the powerpoint slide. If you just read the slide you would have know the answer and those stupid question could have saved 10 minutes of class time that can do something more productive.
  17. scatterd

    scatterd Active Member

    You have those too? There's one kid in my class who *every* day without fail, asks something stupid. Here's the scenario:

    Teacher: We take the negative component because then these two add and it gives us the worst case.

    Annoying Student: So which one do we take? Should we do both and figure out which one's worse?

    T: Yes.

    A.S.: So what you're saying is...

    T: You take the worst case.

    A.S.: Are there any shortcuts we should know about or should we always just calculate both scenarios?

    T: Just do both.

    The teacher hates him just as much. It doesn't help that he comes in *every* day 20-30 minutes late. And this is to a class that's only an hour long.

    Oh, and he talks about how "easy" architecture is (he's a dual arch/civil like myself) and how the world shouldn't need architects because the civil engineers should just be able to do their job.
  18. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead VIP Member

    People talking behind my back
  19. sensesfail99

    sensesfail99 Well-Known Member

    I didnt mean too! Really!!! :p

    but for real though.. i completely agree
  20. mesovortex888

    mesovortex888 Active Member

    Yeah... People always asked pointless question and come in 20-30 minutes late. They are not kids anymore and they should know that you should not be late even 1 minute. It is frustrating to see people told you to meet up at a certain time and showed up 30 minutes later.

    And architecture is not easy at all. The designing part is frustrating to learn as different professor from different class has different view of what is a "good" design. Plus the grading is very objective so if your professor in your class hated you, then you are out of luck.
  21. andiron

    andiron Well-Known Member

    A Moderator here on the forums just shut down one of the most popular threads....the "Official HTC Incredible" thread. He said "Congatulations people you managed to get this thread shut down". Now you might wonder what got the thread shut down. Was it bickering, flaming, foul language? No. Was it off topic discussion? yes Wow...so let me get this straight. The absolute best thread on the internet with regard to the HTC Incredible just got shut down. Other sites were actually posting as news the things that were getting uncovered in that thread. Heck, Phandroid posted from things produced in that thread! Everyone was civil too! Show me a thread that doesn't go off topic...especially when people are passionate...that doesn't go off topic sometimes....it just doesn't happen. By the way...this "Official HTC Incredible" thread was officially about a phone that hasn't even been released! It's a place for people to discuss what is known about the phone....and IMNSHO...a place to congregate while we wait. The amateur sleuths in that thread were awesome!

    The biggest point of all is that the moderator is a total killjoy. Most everyone was enjoying themselves immensely. It makes me wonder if there wasn't some ulterior motive. Perhaps the thread was too popular?! My take is that this move was PATHETIC and is a black eye for the Android Forums. I will probably be banned or admonished for such outspokenness...but I don't care. Besides, I'm not sure anyone will read this anyway...but I know there were thousands reading the other thread. Congatulations Android Forums/Phandroid...you shut down the coolest and most informative thread on the Incredible phone. I hope you correct this and put the moderator in his place! :mad:
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  22. tjbugs1

    tjbugs1 Well-Known Member

    THE DMV! No wait the people in line at the DMV! You're here for a new license, it would stand to reason that they want to see your old one first, get the shit out of your purse! On that note, people in line at the market. You know you have to pay, get that shit ready while they are ringing up your items!
  23. FireChief

    FireChief Well-Known Member

    What grinds me?

    People who refuse to see the FREIGHT TRAIN coming down the track!

    What do I mean? I'll let Thomas Jefferson explain:

    "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."

    We the "people" are doing a TERRIBLE job of "preventing!"
  24. G.Armour

    G.Armour You know you want to. VIP Member

    People always complaining when it ain't gonna do em a bit of good.

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  25. Jceinc

    Jceinc Well-Known Member

    23 days to exchange my droid for a Incredible or jump to the N1?!?! Ugh... :eek:

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