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What are your pet peeves and OCD's?

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My biggest pet peeve I think is when you try to be self-degrading to a person to make them feel better, and they take full advantage of that situation.

"Man, that exam was hard."
"I know - I studied like for 4 hours for it, and I felt really uncomfortable about it."
"Well, I studied for 6 hours, so I should do better than you."
 

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hecma925 said:
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When an American says, "Cheers," (outside of a drinking context) or ,"No worries."
"Cheers" I think I get, but why "no worries"?
Same reason when people say "Not a problem", instead of "You're welcome".
I see.  I've heard the "no problem" peeve before.
 

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hecma925 said:
Ainnir said:
hecma925 said:
When an American says, "Cheers," (outside of a drinking context) or ,"No worries."
"Cheers" I think I get, but why "no worries"?
Same reason when people say "Not a problem", instead of "You're welcome".
So basically, you got used to one form of expression, and now you're getting older and don't like those darn kids changing things up on you? ;)
 

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Asteriktos said:
hecma925 said:
Ainnir said:
hecma925 said:
When an American says, "Cheers," (outside of a drinking context) or ,"No worries."
"Cheers" I think I get, but why "no worries"?
Same reason when people say "Not a problem", instead of "You're welcome".
So basically, you got used to one form of expression, and now you're getting older and don't like those darn kids changing things up on you? ;)
Their music is too loud!
 

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Not enjoying the moment, but, rather, documenting it with a cell phone.
 

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Ainnir said:
I see.  I've heard the "no problem" peeve before.
One of my pet peeves! "No problem". If I walk into starbucks and order a coffee, I don't expect it to be a problem. No problem? Glad I'm not putting you out by asking you to do your job.
 

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I hate when people say "you're welcome." I came into a business to give you money as a customer!!!!! Of course I'm welcome!!!!  ARE YOU KIDDING ME YOU YOUNG PERSON!!!!?!?!?!?!??
 

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Asteriktos said:
I hate when people say "you're welcome." I came into a business to give you money as a customer!!!!! Of course I'm welcome!!!!  ARE YOU KIDDING ME YOU YOUNG PERSON!!!!?!?!?!?!??
Not necessarily.  How do they know you are coming to spend money?
 

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Asteriktos said:
I hate when people say "you're welcome." I came into a business to give you money as a customer!!!!! Of course I'm welcome!!!!  ARE YOU KIDDING ME YOU YOUNG PERSON!!!!?!?!?!?!??
They should have said thank you instead. People say your welcome when they dont hear a thank you first.
 

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RaphaCam said:
My dog smells and there's nothing we can do about it. Maybe she's too old for baths to still work.
They work. They just dont last very long. You could spray perfume. 
 

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What are you guys talking about? She was a millennial, ergo she was by her very nature in the wrong, lazy, dumb, ruining society, and rude. Jeez louise you guys.
 

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When a doctor's office auto-schedules a "six month check-up," sends a post card to inform me, and then requires me to call during office hours to cancel because their setup doesn't take messages.
 

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The "cut out their tongue so they can't share your secrets" trope. These villains understand that people can be taught to read and write, correct?
 

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Not a peeve, just a thing I wish didn't happen: when people are overly literal with, and thus misunderstand, phrases meant to convey psychological states.  "It is what it is," for example, is a perfectly useful phrase. Another one that seems to be a hang up is when folks say they are "humbled" by compliments.
 

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When politicians accuse politicians of engaging in politics. Dumbest thing ever.
 

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When eliminating the junk drawer means there is no random screw driver handy for shelf assembly.  Also missing: bits, drill, and Swiss Army knife.  wth?  I think my OCD side could actually use a kick in the pants...  :mad:
 

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"Icon written by such and such iconographer"

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Gravy not turning out right.
 

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My most recent pet peeve, now that I'm getting on in years (kinda sorta) is TV stations that are OBVIOUSLY going for my demographic (like "Retro TV"), yet which refuse to provide closed captioning. I can only turn the volume so high before the neighbors in ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶n̶e̶x̶t̶ ̶b̶l̶o̶c̶k̶  in the next town start complaining!!
 

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Realizing one of my little hens is a roo.  :(
 

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hecma925 said:
Ainnir said:
hecma925 said:
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Realizing one of my little hens is a roo.  :(
Coq au vin
Nice.  I wouldn't have thought of that.
It's a traditional way of getting rid of an old rooster.  A younger one will be more tender and take less cooking time.
Oh we were probably going to eat it.  :D  I was thinking more along the lines of chicken & dumplings, though.  Maybe.  I hadn't gotten that far.  They're about 4 weeks, so there's time.
 

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Ainnir said:
hecma925 said:
Ainnir said:
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Realizing one of my little hens is a roo.  :(
Coq au vin
Nice.  I wouldn't have thought of that.
It's a traditional way of getting rid of an old rooster.  A younger one will be more tender and take less cooking time.
Oh we were probably going to eat it.  :D  I was thinking more along the lines of chicken & dumplings, though.  Maybe.  I hadn't gotten that far.  They're about 4 weeks, so there's time.
Do you do curbside service for chicken n dumplings?
 

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hecma925 said:
Ainnir said:
hecma925 said:
Ainnir said:
hecma925 said:
Ainnir said:
Realizing one of my little hens is a roo.  :(
Coq au vin
Nice.  I wouldn't have thought of that.
It's a traditional way of getting rid of an old rooster.  A younger one will be more tender and take less cooking time.
Oh we were probably going to eat it.  :D  I was thinking more along the lines of chicken & dumplings, though.  Maybe.  I hadn't gotten that far.  They're about 4 weeks, so there's time.
Do you do curbside service for chicken n dumplings?
:laugh: I could. 
 

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Having to restock my fridge after a power outage.
 

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Proofreading the religion section of our local newspaper. It's not always so bad, but sometimes... 😵
 

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Coq au vin ~ Marielou, Karls wife beautiful, wonderous cook, made a perfect Coq au vin ~ Swiss the were. both of them ~ when Karl and the boys would go hunting: One day you will come back and find me dead on the floor ~ and one day, damn it, Beata, not getting an answer had some on bring an ladder to inter the house ~ and Marielou was as she had predicted lying there ~ God love her, she was such a fun, generous person ```
 
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