What grinds your gears ?

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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by QuantumCrayons » Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:59 am

Combo-Breaker wrote:When someone ques up with their mate (usually teenage girls from my experience) and buy NOTHING or have NOTHING to buy, they just que up with them for no reason at all.
I hate people having friends :(

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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:49 pm

I hate it when people in a queue actually have shopping to buy, instead of them all just hanging about waiting for a friend and thus speeding me through to the checkout extra fast.
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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by nakamura » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:37 pm

SexyWayne wrote: if she told me she has feelings I don't think I'd be secure enough to give her what she wanted,:
I would have told you to man up if not for that statement. You are doing the right thing if you don't yet feel you can sustain a relationship.
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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:34 pm

Isn't that contradictory? Sounds a bit girly to me ;)
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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by SexyWayne » Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:57 pm

censored Christmas just censored off already... I really hate this time of year :evil:

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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by JazzFunk » Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:23 pm

Quit smoking seven weeks back. Went out with my mate on Thursday night and took a 10-pack of Sterling Smooth along. Stopped straight after smoking said 10.

Tonight, getting so cig-ravenous, I'm considering sticking a bit of Nicorette gum into my old, dust-gathering bong and lighting that bugger! :twisted:

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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by Combo-Breaker » Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:57 pm

When people say the word "like" a million plus times in a sentence.

"I went to the shop to get some beers like, and the shop was sold out of beer! I couldn't believe it like."

GGGGRRRR!

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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by DigitalDuck » Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:29 pm

Dear people unfamiliar with smartphones:
1. When I say, "It's touchscreen," I'm not merely stating an interesting fact about the phone, I'm warning you that the instant you press your fingers on the glowy bit, it's going to do stuff.
2. When you're driving and something unexpected happens, you wouldn't slam down the accelerator and head straight for oncoming traffic. So when you're pressing buttons and something unexpected happens, DON'T PRESS MORE BUTTONS. The phone is not sentient, and will only do something if you give it the command.
3. I do not know the ins and outs of every single phone that has ever existed. Just because I figured out how to make phone calls within 15 seconds of looking at your phone does not mean I know how to get your contacts from your old phone into this phone without you putting them all in again (or switching SIM cards, but if I told you why you can't do that on a different network it'd confuse you even more).
4. Just like with computers, if you can't find something you're looking for, try looking for a word that's related to it. If you want to find your camera, look for "camera", "pictures", or "media" and you'll probably find it. If in doubt, head for applications. This is literally how I do it, and it's not hard.
5. If it helps, the voice recognition software is a foreigner. It'll only understand you if you speak slowly and clearly.

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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by SexyWayne » Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:37 pm

Combo-Breaker wrote:When people say the word "like" a million plus times in a sentence.

"I went to the shop to get some beers like, and the shop was sold out of beer! I couldn't believe it like."

GGGGRRRR!
You would hate Stourbridge then, every other word round there is like :lol:

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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by nokgod » Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:08 pm

SexyWayne wrote:
Combo-Breaker wrote:When people say the word "like" a million plus times in a sentence.

"I went to the shop to get some beers like, and the shop was sold out of beer! I couldn't believe it like."

GGGGRRRR!
You would hate Stourbridge then, every other word round there is like :lol:
Even the shop staff do it in Stourbridge. nothing more aggravating than going into one and the guy behind the counter saying "What would you like, like?" :lol:
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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by pratty » Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:44 am

Petty bureaucracy getting in the way of customer service grinds my gears.

I ordered a book from a book seller on amazon as a present for someone for Christmas. But they send me the wrong one, instead of offering a refund they tell me to keep the wrong book and choose another from their stock up to the £3.03 value of my original order.

There's nothing I want but I do see a book for 97p which would do for a friend. However as I'm losing value by choosing a cheaper book, and would have to post it to my friend myself I ask them to post it directly to my friend instead. To which they reply no, saying "We are not able to do this, we send out over 10,000 orders per day and the orders are packaged with the address information for the original orders automatically."

So it's basically to much trouble for them to actually hand write an address on a single parcel. :roll:

I've asked if I accept the cheaper book then will I at least receive a partial refund of the difference, but I'm expecting a "no" on that one aswell. I suppose I'm expected to find a book I actually do want worth exactly £3.03 if I'm actually to receive the full value I've paid for.

Yeah it's not a lot of money and I got to keep the wrong book too but that's not the point, anyway I think they only wanted me to keep it so they wouldn't have to pay me the cost of sending it back to them.

All they had to do is post the replacement book directly to my friend instead and I'd have been satisfied, but no, that would be too helpful. :x
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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by greenberet79 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:46 am

Parents swearing at their young kids.
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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by QuantumCrayons » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:19 pm

pratty wrote: I ordered a book from a book seller on amazon as a present for someone for Christmas. But they send me the wrong one, instead of offering a refund they tell me to keep the wrong book and choose another from their stock up to the £3.03 value of my original order.
Demand a refund. The Internet Selling rules dictate they should give you 7 (maybe 14?) days to return any purchase, plus they need to pay the postage themselves as it was the incorrect order.

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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:08 pm

Kids swearing at their parents.
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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by JetSetWilly » Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:27 pm

People in general, even the ones who seem oblivious to the queue forming behind them, because they are too BLOODY SLOW, or doing the Idiotic Shuffle. Or the ones who take up the whole aisle, with just them two and their trolley. Why? The aisle is big enough for two people to walk either way, so why should Pillock Man and Idiot Woman take the whole aisle? Why, God, WHY????????
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