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    Re: Things That Drive You Crazy Redux

    Viva Viagra commercials. I guess the name of their band is Limp Biscuits?
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    Going to send a package via UPS at an Office Depot and ending up entering all the data for the shipping process into the computer yourself. All the clerk does is press a button to print the shipping label and present you a bill. I'm paying them their small fee to ship the package why exactly?

    I rarely go to Office Despot to ship things but occasonally I'll be in a small town, have to ship something back to HQ and don't have time to search out the local shipping place.

    Ocasionally I'll ask the clerk why I'm paying them to ship my UPS package when I am doing all the work. Blank, empty stare is the usual reply.
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    Waiting a whole year to see my beloved Buckeyes get thumped in the NC game.



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    Calling one of those automated calling centers for help and the first thing they ask is to punch in via the phone pad the ID #, credit card #, telephone #, ss#, etc etc. And then when you get to the human being, they ask for all that stuff again.

    People who pull up behind you at stop lights and offset themselves the left with wheel on white line and blast their headlight into your sideview mirror causing momentary blindness. Particularly SUVs who seem to want to establish dominance over you.

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    People that carry on casual cell phone conversations in public, but relatively quiet, settings. I don't go shopping that often, but Christmas is always an exception. While doing the shopping last month, I couldn't believe how many times I'd be browsing and there would be another shopper browsing within 5-6 feet of me, just blabbing away about nothing.

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    Going to send a package via UPS at an Office Depot and ending up entering all the data for the shipping process into the computer yourself. All the clerk does is press a button to print the shipping label and present you a bill. I'm paying them their small fee to ship the package why exactly?
    Behind a closed door somewhere, somebody pitched this idea and their closing argument went something like, "And the best part is....they do all the work! And we get paid!"

    A few more:

    Tip jars at carryout places. No refilla my drink, no tippa for you.

    Solicitors who ignore the no soliciting sign. "But we aren't soliciting." Good then, there's nothing to buy from you.

    College professors who don't lecture to their tests. I had one guy spend an entire class on the suicide of Vince Foster and then asked- you guessed it- zero questions about it but conveniently had 1/4 of the exam based on what he was supposed to be talking about that day. If it's "college" and the days of spoon feeding are over, then I'll just sit home and read all my textbooks for 13 hours a day all semester. I don't need to fight traffic and all the crap that goes with getting to class on time to hear your personal feelings aboput something we aren't tested over.
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    Re: Things That Drive You Crazy Redux

    In a similar vein: I was once late for an exam due to a major traffic accident on I-75. Traffic was backed up for miles.

    I showed up to class with 15 minutes remaining, explained the situation and asked the professor if I could have just an extra 15 minutes to finish the exam, which would have given me 30 minutes total.

    He tells me that it was my fault- that I should have gotten up extra early to avoid such a thing. "I was up at 5:30 this morning," he tells me, "and the only way you are getting any chance to make this exam up is if you have a medical excuse."

    Then I posed this question to him: "So you're saying that if I was the one who caused the accident that made hundreds of people late this morning, you'd let me make it up?"

    He was speechless, I walked out, and I dropped the class in the computer lab next door.

    If I had followed his advice and left my house 45 minutes early for every single class throughout my college career, I would have wasted days of my life sitting on campus "just in case" there was an accident.

    In addition- in all my years of college, that was the only day that a traffic accident made me late to class, so my way was pretty successful. I'd rather have 1 "W" than just be sitting there twiddling my thumbs for 45 minutes everyday I was on campus over a 4 year period.

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    Re: Things That Drive You Crazy Redux

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    Expanding flash ads on websites -- especially ones that take over the screen and force to find the little "X" to collapse the ad and see the page's content.
    Amen.

    Also drivers not using their turn signal. I guess ESP is a requirement for driving a vehicle too!

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    Celebrities - Don't tell me how to vote. Don't endanger the very people sworn to protect you because you want to make money. Don't call everyone to go green when your private flights polute the earth more than any single person does. Act/direct/sing/etc. and then shut up.

    Cell Phones - Yes I have one but I still hate them. I hate when people are constantly talking on them. Put them away when you are at they gym, at a restaurant, etc.

    Bluetooth - Are your really that important?

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    People who blame everyone else for their problems but fail to look at themselves as the cause of their problems.

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    You mean Ashton Kutcher didn't convince you who to vote for in the previous election?
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    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotCorner View Post
    Amen.

    Also drivers not using their turn signal. I guess ESP is a requirement for driving a vehicle too!
    That's because they're using their turn signal hand to hold a cell phone up to their ear.

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
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    Come on! Everybody likes, "When I See You Smile" ... that's John Waite in his prime.

    It really annoys me when the boss wants you to rush to get something done, but can't be bothered to process the paperwork approving your doing it.

    Did someone complain about Nebraska drivers?!?! Washington, D.C. drivers use highway entrance ramps as passing lanes...and occasionally they'll use the shoulder if their dander is up. If you use a turn signal they speed up to close the gap you are signalling to enter. They always attempt to go about .001 mph faster than the person in the next lane, (on either side,) if the next car accelerates or decelerates they do the same. In a traffic jam, they'll always use intersections to change lanes by using the gap normal people leave to not block the intersection, and block the intersection in the process. If a gunfight breaks out, it's justifiable homicide as far as I'm concerned. Washington, D.C. drivers. :thumbdown

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS View Post
    In other words, very little drives you crazy, Steel?
    Believe it or not, I'm actually a lot more patient than your average person. My wife marvels at my ability to stand in a long checkout line, strike up a conversation with another customer while waiting, and then not get grumpy when the inept clerk can't seem to find a bar code on anything I want to purchase.

    My impatient side is generally only seen when I come face to face with something irrational or illogical. Seems by brain lacks anything resembling tolerance for that.

    For example, you have no idea how hard I have to fight to suppress frustration when dealing with your average employee who works on the Compliance side of any business. It's like picking nits with zombies.

    Me: "So, let's do this..."

    Them: "Uhhhhhhhh..."

    Me: "Ok, how about this..."

    Them: "Uhhhhhhhh..."

    Me: "Is THIS allowable, then?"

    Them: "Uhhhhhhhh..."

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    "Before we connect you to a live representative we first want to shuffle you through our automated system of hell, answering endless questions that have no bearing on your issue..... Is this John Doe? If so, press 1 or say yes. Is ********* your correct phone number? If so, press 1 or say yes."
    That's "IVR Hell". And it's no accident. The systems are designed in such a way to prevent folks from being able to easily reach a live customer service rep.

    Who then can't speak English. Nothing like speaking to a guy from India named Joe.
    As long as the accent isn't too thick to understand, I've actually had much better experiences with foreign reps than their domestic counterparts. Many of the latter behave as if your call just interrupted their wedding ceremony. That's why every time I speak with a good one, I ask to speak with their supervisor to pass along my appreciation.
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    Re: Things That Drive You Crazy Redux

    Calling one of those automated calling centers for help and the first thing they ask is to punch in via the phone pad the ID #, credit card #, telephone #, ss#, etc etc. And then when you get to the human being, they ask for all that stuff again.
    Agreed...that drives me nuts.
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    Re: Things That Drive You Crazy Redux

    Quote Originally Posted by SteelSD View Post
    People who can't figure out that Strikeouts don't really matter.
    Has this been discussed before? Please elaborate.

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    Re: Things That Drive You Crazy Redux

    Duke Basketball fans

    UK Basketball fans

    Yankees fans

    Steelers fans

    Ravens fans

    Ohio State Football fans

    Notre Dame fans

    Phillies Phans

    Eagles fans

    Tour de France fans

    Phil Mickelson fans

    Patriots fans

    Female Asian drivers

    Seinfeld

    Everybody Loves Raymond

    French Men

    Smokers

    Alton Brown

    Rachel Ray

    The DH rule

    My family

    Sonic commercials in areas that don't have a Sonic within 90 miles of them

    The BCS

    Politics and Politicians

    CNN

    FoxNews

    The Mac

    Prospects that turn out to be busts

    Really really bad golfers who think they're really really good golfers

    Cats

    The LPGA Tour

    Terrace Park Police

    Golfers playing from a tee box beyond their abilities

    My girlfriend's step-dad

    The fact I suck at bowling

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