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  Reply # 281004 9-Dec-2009 20:56 Send private message

People who refer to the New Year as New Years.

It might have been an abbreviation originally as in "What are you doing for New Year's (Eve)", but now it's everywhere and it drives me crazy... (Yes I'm old I know).

Heard an ad on the radio while driving home tonight asking for additional Meals on Wheels volunteer drivers for "Christmas and New Years" - so I actually think I've lost the battle.

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  Reply # 281034 9-Dec-2009 21:51 Send private message

The law that allows courier driver to park wherever they please. Not sure what law that is, but it must be there somewhere.

Also, drunken idiots who argue with the police like they're saving the world from totalitarian supression. Can they just be quiet and move along. Usually it's the girlfriend of some fool who was swinging around a chair earlier. I would like the police to have the right to slap those people until silent.

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  Reply # 281040 9-Dec-2009 22:00 Send private message

Some particularly prevalent misspellings of words, excessive punctuation, certain bad grammar.  For example:


  • !!!!???? - one of each is fine thanks

  • their/there/they're, your/you're

  • wrapped, when you mean rapt

  • rediculous instead of ridiculous

  • random Capitilisation mid sentence For No apparent reason

  • using too many periods in your elipsis (...) you only need three


Not claiming to be perfect but holy crap, some people need to stop brain dumping and put a bit of effort in.  It's not that hard!


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  Reply # 281046 9-Dec-2009 22:19 Send private message

Damager: To ensure that the lives of some are worth living and enrichened hehe!.. I have removed the speed test results in my sig :D

One thing that annoys me is... seeing parents walking with their kids.. the parents have shoes.. and the kids don't..

For some reason the parents want to protect their feet from bits of dirt, glass on a footpath, but they think their kid's feet won't possibly be injured at all. Totally irresponsible.




not sure about the shoes, just thinking back to when i was a kid and i never wore shoes even in winter, hated them only started wearing them when i had to  Smile

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  Reply # 281054 9-Dec-2009 23:08 Send private message

freitasm: Companies with a "Contact Us" page that never reply to contacts.


Companies whose pricing table is "Contact Us".

If I have to ask, it's probably too expensive.

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  Reply # 282274 14-Dec-2009 13:29 Send private message

Trying to buy something online, but when you have the cash finally... there is no more stock.. and they are not stocking it anymore

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  Reply # 282845 15-Dec-2009 18:39 Send private message

How McDonald's employees on drive thru always "forget" to put serviettes in the paper bags. Don't they think people need to clean up?




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  Reply # 282850 15-Dec-2009 18:44 Send private message

freitasm: How McDonald's employees on drive thru always "forget" to put serviettes in the paper bags. Don't they think people need to clean up?



I find it really annoying when they forget to put everything you ordered in the bag.

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  Reply # 282892 15-Dec-2009 20:18 Send private message

allan: People who refer to the New Year as New Years.

It might have been an abbreviation originally as in "What are you doing for New Year's (Eve)", but now it's everywhere and it drives me crazy... (Yes I'm old I know).

Heard an ad on the radio while driving home tonight asking for additional Meals on Wheels volunteer drivers for "Christmas and New Years" - so I actually think I've lost the battle.


When companies sell something and market it as "New and improved!"

How can something be new and improved at the same time?!

Also, 1+ for poor grammar especially their/there

Also, people who don't indicate on large multi exit roundabout (5+ exits). Yes you know you are going straight and you entered from the other side, but everyone else has no idea where you are going. Morons...

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  Reply # 283486 17-Dec-2009 16:58 Send private message

Multi lane roundabouts.

Low bitrate 4:3 sky/telstra cable channels.

Waiting to see if i failed horribly at NCEA.

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  Reply # 283498 17-Dec-2009 18:05 Send private message

People who put appostrophes in when pluralising

Drivers who don't turn left at a junction when the road they're turning into has two lanes, one for them and one for the right-turning car coming from the other direction, causing me to miss the lights.


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  Reply # 283499 17-Dec-2009 18:19 Send private message

manta: People who put appostrophes in when pluralising

Drivers who don't turn left at a junction when the road they're turning into has two lanes, one for them and one for the right-turning car coming from the other direction, causing me to miss the lights.



People who spell apostrophe with two P's straight after the A.
Sorry, had to nit pick there.Wink

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  Reply # 283524 17-Dec-2009 20:07 Send private message

people that dont realise some people simply cant spell

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  Reply # 283541 17-Dec-2009 21:28 Send private message

CSR's for Xtra.

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  Reply # 283570 17-Dec-2009 22:46 Send private message

Babies crying endlessly.
People who smoke at entrances, people who smoke in breaks and then go back to work and they...stink
Family members who never phone back (and are out of cellphone range because they got a free VF Motorola with a 3 year contract, then moved to an out of range location)

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