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There's a guy at work, and he drinks cold water in a coffee mug. He fills it up. This bothers me to no end. Just seems inappropriate.

Anyone else have annoyances that make them seem psychotic?


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I'm drinking cold water in a coffee mug as I type this. What are you gonna do about it? :lol:

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it seems like most of my pet peeves are traffic related, but theres one here at my apt complex that drives me nuts


people like to put their kitchen trash bag like right oustide their front door, i assume meaning to take it out to the dumpster the next time they head downstairs. So it just sits there all nite, outsite, smelling up the breezeways and making our complex look * and providing food for racoons and *. These people are lazy and dont want to take their trash out right at that moment, but they also dont want it inside their apt. Its * lazy and stupid. I am lazy, but if i decide not to take out the trash, i keep it inside my apt, i dont flaunt my lazyness. UGH i dont know why it bothers me so much but evertime i walk past an apt that has a bag o trash outside i just start saying LAZY LAZY LAZY in my outdoor voice
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quickdraw3457 wrote:I'm drinking cold water in a coffee mug as I type this. What are you gonna do about it? :lol:

I hate when people misspell "wookiee" with just one e.

You are a savage. Hot liquids only.
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quesosauce37 wrote:it seems like most of my pet peeves are traffic related, but theres one here at my apt complex that drives me nuts


people like to put their kitchen trash bag like right oustide their front door, i assume meaning to take it out to the dumpster the next time they head downstairs. So it just sits there all nite, outsite, smelling up the breezeways and making our complex look * and providing food for racoons and *. These people are lazy and dont want to take their trash out right at that moment, but they also dont want it inside their apt. Its * lazy and stupid. I am lazy, but if i decide not to take out the trash, i keep it inside my apt, i dont flaunt my lazyness. UGH i dont know why it bothers me so much but evertime i walk past an apt that has a bag o trash outside i just start saying LAZY LAZY LAZY in my outdoor voice
This would also drive me nuts. Someone in my apartment building dumped a bunch of dirt into the recycling the other day too. Like... What?
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Here's one that happens at work. We have an elevator lobby that a lot of people cut through to get to the other side of the floor. A lot of times, you will be crossing over, and someone will wait and hold the door open. So you have to "speed up", because you're afraid they'll be annoyed that you're walking slowly while they hold open the door (meanwhile, you are walking at average speed). I end up going the long way just to avoid this interaction.

Related: I don't like when people holding the door open are obstructing you from entering cleanly. You shouldn't be holding the door open if you have to push it away. If you are pulling it/holding it...that's fine, but the push/hold is a no go. If you are having trouble visualizing this, I can explain at Nationals, and demonstrate.
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sjacree wrote:Advice or compliments on fortune cookies when they should be giving predictions. I mean, they are not called advice cookies or compliment cookies.
This is a good one, so effective that I now will notice it and be annoyed.
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shawnd1984 wrote:Here's one that happens at work. We have an elevator lobby that a lot of people cut through to get to the other side of the floor. A lot of times, you will be crossing over, and someone will wait and hold the door open. So you have to "speed up", because you're afraid they'll be annoyed that you're walking slowly while they hold open the door (meanwhile, you are walking at average speed). I end up going the long way just to avoid this interaction.

Related: I don't like when people holding the door open are obstructing you from entering cleanly. You shouldn't be holding the door open if you have to push it away. If you are pulling it/holding it...that's fine, but the push/hold is a no go. If you are having trouble visualizing this, I can explain at Nationals, and demonstrate.
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One time, I actually got clotheslined by someone walking the other way when at the last second he decided to reach across me to help me open the door.
Related to this is when you are reaching for a door handle and someone (who was perfectly able to open a door) decides to hit the handicapped button that automatically opens the door. I've had the door handle smack my hand a couple times from that poor timing.
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Tbiesty wrote:
shawnd1984 wrote:Here's one that happens at work. We have an elevator lobby that a lot of people cut through to get to the other side of the floor. A lot of times, you will be crossing over, and someone will wait and hold the door open. So you have to "speed up", because you're afraid they'll be annoyed that you're walking slowly while they hold open the door (meanwhile, you are walking at average speed). I end up going the long way just to avoid this interaction.

Related: I don't like when people holding the door open are obstructing you from entering cleanly. You shouldn't be holding the door open if you have to push it away. If you are pulling it/holding it...that's fine, but the push/hold is a no go. If you are having trouble visualizing this, I can explain at Nationals, and demonstrate.
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(Both at work)
One time, I actually got clotheslined by someone walking the other way when at the last second he decided to reach across me to help me open the door.
Related to this is when you are reaching for a door handle and someone (who was perfectly able to open a door) decides to hit the handicapped button that automatically opens the door. I've had the door handle smack my hand a couple times from that poor timing.
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vhstapes wrote:
quesosauce37 wrote:it seems like most of my pet peeves are traffic related, but theres one here at my apt complex that drives me nuts


people like to put their kitchen trash bag like right oustide their front door, i assume meaning to take it out to the dumpster the next time they head downstairs. So it just sits there all nite, outsite, smelling up the breezeways and making our complex look * and providing food for racoons and *. These people are lazy and dont want to take their trash out right at that moment, but they also dont want it inside their apt. Its * lazy and stupid. I am lazy, but if i decide not to take out the trash, i keep it inside my apt, i dont flaunt my lazyness. UGH i dont know why it bothers me so much but evertime i walk past an apt that has a bag o trash outside i just start saying LAZY LAZY LAZY in my outdoor voice
This would also drive me nuts. Someone in my apartment building dumped a bunch of dirt into the recycling the other day too. Like... What?

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quesosauce37 wrote:
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quesosauce37 wrote:it seems like most of my pet peeves are traffic related, but theres one here at my apt complex that drives me nuts


people like to put their kitchen trash bag like right oustide their front door, i assume meaning to take it out to the dumpster the next time they head downstairs. So it just sits there all nite, outsite, smelling up the breezeways and making our complex look * and providing food for racoons and *. These people are lazy and dont want to take their trash out right at that moment, but they also dont want it inside their apt. Its * lazy and stupid. I am lazy, but if i decide not to take out the trash, i keep it inside my apt, i dont flaunt my lazyness. UGH i dont know why it bothers me so much but evertime i walk past an apt that has a bag o trash outside i just start saying LAZY LAZY LAZY in my outdoor voice
This would also drive me nuts. Someone in my apartment building dumped a bunch of dirt into the recycling the other day too. Like... What?

dirt is recyclable afaik
The lid of the thing makes it sound pretty picky, but maybe that gets a pass. I feel like a n00b for cleaning my recycling now.
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Tbiesty wrote:
shawnd1984 wrote:Here's one that happens at work. We have an elevator lobby that a lot of people cut through to get to the other side of the floor. A lot of times, you will be crossing over, and someone will wait and hold the door open. So you have to "speed up", because you're afraid they'll be annoyed that you're walking slowly while they hold open the door (meanwhile, you are walking at average speed). I end up going the long way just to avoid this interaction.

Related: I don't like when people holding the door open are obstructing you from entering cleanly. You shouldn't be holding the door open if you have to push it away. If you are pulling it/holding it...that's fine, but the push/hold is a no go. If you are having trouble visualizing this, I can explain at Nationals, and demonstrate.
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One time, I actually got clotheslined by someone walking the other way when at the last second he decided to reach across me to help me open the door.
Related to this is when you are reaching for a door handle and someone (who was perfectly able to open a door) decides to hit the handicapped button that automatically opens the door. I've had the door handle smack my hand a couple times from that poor timing.
Those handicapped buttons have done more harm than good. I go to a floor in my building every day to read, and the restrooms have them. However, when you push the button, it stays open longer than just physically opening it. Well, no one has apparently caught on, because if you walk by the restrooms, you will inevitably hear some person crapping as you walk by the very heavily traffic'ed hallway. I can't believe that these lazy animals haven't caught onto this fact yet. I never realized that the handicap button referred to mental handicaps as well...
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On the DC Metro, there's an unwritten rule to "stand on the right, walk on the left" when on an escalator. All the locals know this, but tourists obviously don't, and it only takes ONE tourist in the Metro station to delay everyone's commute by a good 5 minutes.

Also, when it's rush hour, can we all agree to walk on BOTH sides of the escalator, when it's a DOWN escalator. I get not wanting to walk UP stairs, but how lazy do you have to be to not walk DOWN? Again, delaying everyone needlessly.

Also, slow walkers in general. I get it, DC is a tourist magnet and there are lots of things to take pictures of. Slowly moseying through the city can be fun. But pick a different time to do it -- not 8:00am to 9:30am, or 4:30pm to 6:00pm. During those times, go into a restaurant or museum or something. This is a workplace, and most of the sidewalks are too narrow, and ~1 million people are in a hurry!
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