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Quicktakes

Postby Sonic# » Wed Apr 19, 16:28 2017

Sometimes I have things to rant about that don't really deserve a full post, but amuse me to mention. I thought it might be fun (or disastrous) to have a thread like that. Thus, I've coined appropriated the term "quicktakes" for quick expressions of frustration or ennui at trivial things. It's like a pet peeve, but a specific instance that happens to you.

Mine right now: reading an entire Wikipedia article about a 1980s cartoon series where the writer consistently writes "it's" for "its," and being continually tempted to go back and copyedit it despite more important work today.

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Re: Quicktakes

Postby Nachos » Thu Apr 20, 11:46 2017

I like this idea!

My sister wears odd socks....
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Re: Quicktakes

Postby Bork » Thu Apr 20, 12:40 2017

My sister wears mismatched socks! And she'll do it intentionally when we're together because she knows it bugs me.
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Re: Quicktakes

Postby Enigma » Thu Apr 20, 16:14 2017

My coworker says "k bye!" on the phone in a breathy tone which reminds me strongly of the episode of Gilmore girls where Lorelei imitates Rory on the phone (while talking to an alumni) and pretends to be an airhead. I have no idea why this bugs me so much.
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Re: Quicktakes

Postby theal » Fri Apr 21, 5:55 2017

Oh I agree with the OP. 'It's' for 'its' or the other way round (aaaaargh!) or even worse 'your' for 'you're' (double aaaaargh!) or even WORSE 'there' for 'their' or 'they're' (triple aaaaaaargh!)- did these people not go to school?

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Re: Quicktakes

Postby Galen » Fri Apr 21, 7:15 2017

My mom-type and her dog visit every weekend for an overnight. Just before they leave, my mom always rinses out the dog's water bowl and then carefully positions it upside down on the counter, on the edge of the sink, where it then drips little drops of dog-tainted water all over the place. Why can't she just swipe it with a paper towel and put it back where it belongs!

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Re: Quicktakes

Postby Sonic# » Fri Apr 21, 8:23 2017

Not dog taint water!

I've been writing this morning at a coffee shop. It's small - about 22 seats and 1 unisex bathroom. 2 baristas, one register.

A school bus of at least 25 high schoolers just stopped here.

I'm going to leave an extra tip today.

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Re: Quicktakes

Postby rowan » Fri Apr 21, 9:29 2017

The other day I went to a coffee shop and all the places with outlets were taken. I mean by people using them so y'know. But still it was a little small annoyance. (Fortunately my battery was pretty charged up)

I do kind of hate when people NOT using the outlets take those tables when there are plenty of other tables around, hey some of us need to plug in here...
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Re: Quicktakes

Postby melsbells » Fri Apr 21, 14:11 2017

One of my classmates saw me today, said hello and introduced her husband (and that it was his 77th birthday today), to her husband she said that I speak terrible Finnish, right in front of me, as though I wouldn't understand.

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Re: Quicktakes

Postby Neko » Sat Apr 22, 6:04 2017

While looking through Google News, I saw an article about China and the Koreas titled "That's What Xi Said."

...

Oh, hello, Yahoo News. *filters out Yahoo News in settings* Bye, Yahoo News.
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Re: Quicktakes

Postby DarkOne » Tue Apr 25, 8:41 2017

Lately I've come across a few of these in a couple of online communities, and for some reason, it makes me close my eyes and breathe: People asking questions to a forum that really should just be a google search. Just do an online search, people. Google. It's not that hard. Some real life examples:
* How do I make an astronaut helmet for a kid?
* Anyone know at what time Home Depot closes tonight?
* What's the phone number for [doesn't really matter]?
* How do I use hairpins that aren't bobby pins?
* What did Jenny die of in Forrest Gump?
* How do I get a job in Norway?
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Re: Quicktakes

Postby Bork » Tue Apr 25, 11:10 2017

^^^^ That stuff drives me crazy in real life too!! Like, asking me shouldn't be your first response. I get that at work a lot: "I know this is probably somewhere in the protocol but I figured you would know it offhand"
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Re: Quicktakes

Postby Sonic# » Tue Apr 25, 14:40 2017

I had three questions today that could have been answered by reading the prompt for the assignment. I get it; people want confirmation when this is basically their most important grade, and they want to double-check they're not missing anything. Still, in one of them, my response was literally, "Read page 7 and 8 of the prompt." When he stuck around, I started reading it to him. Thankfully by the end of the first paragraph, he thanked me and said he could read it.

The number of times people didn't read the prompt before asking this semester was astounding. It made me wonder what was going wrong.

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Re: Quicktakes

Postby DarkOne » Tue Apr 25, 16:19 2017

Sonic# wrote:It made me wonder what was going wrong.

Laziness. Laziness is what's wrong.
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Re: Quicktakes

Postby rowan » Tue Apr 25, 18:59 2017

Sonic# wrote:The number of times people didn't read the prompt before asking this semester was astounding. It made me wonder what was going wrong.

Read. The. Lab.

Corollary: I said this exact thing 10 minutes ago why weren't you listening.
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Re: Quicktakes

Postby Bork » Thu May 11, 10:12 2017

IF YOU'RE GOING TO MAKE COFFEE AT WORK USING A COMMUNAL FRENCH PRESS FOR FUCK'S SAKE DON'T LEAVE IT IN YOUR FUCKING OFFICE THUS PREVENTING OTHER PEOPLE FROM USING IT. FUCK YOU, YOU SELFISH ASSHOLE.
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Re: Quicktakes

Postby DarkOne » Thu May 11, 12:25 2017

Bork wrote:IF YOU'RE GOING TO MAKE COFFEE AT WORK USING A COMMUNAL FRENCH PRESS FOR FUCK'S SAKE DON'T LEAVE IT IN YOUR FUCKING OFFICE THUS PREVENTING OTHER PEOPLE FROM USING IT. FUCK YOU, YOU SELFISH ASSHOLE.

I think laundromat rules apply here and if the person enjoying the communal equipment isn't available to reconfigure said equipment for communal use after they have finished using it, you are allowed to reconfigure said equipment for public (your) use as soon as you want to.
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Re: Quicktakes

Postby Unvoiced_Apollo » Thu May 11, 13:05 2017

This seems appropriate for my gym rant.

When I go to the gym, people who don't rack weights really frustrate me. I mean sure for me it's only 135 lbs, but someone else might be lucky to be able to lift 1/3 of that (I used to be one). Also related is returning gym equipment where you found it. I shouldn't have to look all around for weight pins.

I also hate people who drop weights. And I know it's not because the weight got too heavy. You can fight that until you're reasonably close to the ground. I know what that sounds like. It's because they want everyone in the gym to know how much they lifted. I do fucking deadlift quieter than these mother fuckers.

And finally, yes, stop stacking risers for the steppers to the goddamn moon. If I can't reach the top easily, I doubt most anyone else can. There is plenty of empty space to start a new stack.

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Re: Quicktakes

Postby Bork » Thu May 11, 13:13 2017

Ooooooo, yes to all of that gym stuff!! People who drop weights at my gym drive me insane, especially since there are signs posted everywhere asking them not to.
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Re: Quicktakes

Postby Enigma » Mon May 15, 15:23 2017

Public spitting. Why?? Just swallow it?? Or if you must find a bathroom toilet, garbage can, or Kleenex to spit into? Just saw a dude spit into some grass like a meter away from where some people were sitting. This is why we can't have nice things.
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Re: Quicktakes

Postby Sonic# » Mon May 15, 19:00 2017

^ Oh my God, I've never understood why people didn't just swallow their spit, and for a while I thought I might be gross for doing so. Then I realized that was because I hung out with baseball players and other gross boys, and I was doing okay. Spit in park grass is gross. On concrete is doubly gross. Inside on linoleum floors? uuuuuugh

Stopping right in front of me at the grocery store to talk to someone, leaving me to wait awkwardly and then just as awkwardly maneuver the cart around you to get just past you into the next aisle. Thanks.

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Re: Quicktakes

Postby rinn » Wed May 24, 11:40 2017

Enigma wrote:Public spitting. Why?? Just swallow it?? Or if you must find a bathroom toilet, garbage can, or Kleenex to spit into? Just saw a dude spit into some grass like a meter away from where some people were sitting. This is why we can't have nice things.


I'm guilty of doing this (although I make sure to do so when hardly anyone is around and/or close to me ,or use toilet or garbage can)

I will answer your why questions:

- swallowing it just stuffs more phelgm in my throat, which feels icky and makes it hard to talk
- I usually don't carry kleenexes everywhere I go, but if I do have a kleenex, I have to throw it away afterwards. if there's no trash can around, it awkwardly has to go in my pocket or jacket. ew.

I think I have some phelgm issue or something, because my dad used to carry a cloth handkerchief for the same thing growing up. but to me, that's just really disgusting...

I apologize in behalf of the guy who spat right next some people. that's just inconsiderate and rude. I agree that if someone has to do it, be as discreet as possible.

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Re: Quicktakes

Postby Sonic# » Wed May 24, 13:57 2017

So one person emails an invitation for a Friday night game. A few hours later, another person included in the original e-mail sends an invitation to their Friday night game at the same time, featuring two friends of ours from out of town!

Like, basic etiquette check: email the person originally offering the game to point out the special situation (out of town friends!) and offer a compromise beforehand (reschedule the first game, reschedule the second game).

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Re: Quicktakes

Postby Enigma » Wed May 24, 16:31 2017

Oh man that's rude! Totally puts you in an awkward situation.

People who wear sunglasses while talking to you. Hides half the nonverbal cues and I have no idea if you're looking at me.
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Re: Quicktakes

Postby rowan » Thu May 25, 7:01 2017

Wow that is rude.

I totally wear sunglasses when I talk to people, they are prescription and sometimes it's a pain in the butt to take them off and swap out my regular glasses, especially if it's not going to be super long time (though sometimes things go longer than I expect).

IDK if "students who didn't read to see when class started" counts? Not usually an issue but summer session is different.
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