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#190840 14-Jan-2016 11:35
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Hey guys.

Another bit of fun thread.

What's something small that really annoys you?

I don't mean small as in size, I mean something which may not annoy somebody else, but does annoy you.

Lately I have sold a couple of things on Trade Me, the buyers haven't responded to my E-Mails. This is something we all got annoyed at I know, but why the #%$# do people buy something and then not go through with the deal??

ARGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!


Your turn.....


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  #1470664 14-Jan-2016 11:37
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The fact that when anybody says a particular keyword PeterReader goes all cynical on you.




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  #1470666 14-Jan-2016 11:37
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Whats something small that really annoys you?


Isn't this entire forum dedicated to that topic?

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  #1470667 14-Jan-2016 11:38
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When people say 'Now that's what I'm talking about' in response to someone else...   you didnt say anything, they did...    grr



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  #1470670 14-Jan-2016 11:39
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The recent trend manufactures of toilet paper have started, gluing the start of the roll.... why for goodness sake, why? 

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  #1470671 14-Jan-2016 11:40
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Where do I begin?

 

  • Incorrect spelling/grammar from people that should know better, such as signwriters
  • Getting "we can't do that" in response to a request, with no further detail and therefore no clue as to what the actual problem is
  • Software that steals focus.

I'm sure that I'll think of more! :)


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  #1470672 14-Jan-2016 11:40
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Finch: 
Whats


People not using an apostrophe in a contraction ;)

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  #1470673 14-Jan-2016 11:42
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When Cyanide and Happiness post only the first couple panels of their latest comic, forcing you to click through to their website to see the rest.



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  #1470674 14-Jan-2016 11:42
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meesham:
Finch: 
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People not using an apostrophe in a contraction ;)


Fixed :P

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  #1470676 14-Jan-2016 11:44
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These threads on Geekzone.

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  #1470677 14-Jan-2016 11:44
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People that type in all caps.
Giant Walls Of Text.


 

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  #1470679 14-Jan-2016 11:48
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Just the usual things: people who put the toilet paper roll on the holder the wrong way, people who squeeze the toothpaste tube in the wrong place, people who walk on the wrong side of the footpath. Because, of course, I do all those things the right way.

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  #1470681 14-Jan-2016 11:51
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Mosquitos



And, people not reading the OP properly ;)

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  #1470697 14-Jan-2016 12:01
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Someone with a full trolley of groceries at the 10 item or less express lane. Normally always in front of you when you are in a hurry.

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  #1470709 14-Jan-2016 12:03
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Finch: Hey guys.

Another bit of fun thread.

What's something small that really annoys you?

I don't mean small as in size, I mean something which may not annoy somebody else, but does annoy you.

Lately I have sold a couple of things on Trade Me, the buyers haven't responded to my E-Mails. This is something we all got annoyed at I know, but why the #%$# do people buy something and then not go through with the deal??

ARGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!


Your turn.....


Canadian banks generally - Kiwis don't know how lucky they are. But maybe that's too big. 

In particular: a Canadian bank that locks my VISA card for "suspected fraudulent activity" every time I actually try to buy anything online.   I think they are seeing my New Zealand IP address and simply assume it's fraud...even after presenting me with the two-factor "Enter the password for your VISA account" prompt during the transaction. Maybe using a VPN to a Canadian IP will help avoid that in future. I just thought of it after the most recent round of "Yes, those are all my attempts to buy things with your credit card. Can you place unblock my account?" This typically takes 4-5 business days as they offer a two-day response to any query and they stick to that like it was written in stone. 

1. I ask them if there is a problem as purchases are being declined. 
2. Two days later they say they have blocked it because....etc...listing the "offending" transactions.  
3. I respond saying those are all me trying to buy stuff. Please unblock the account. 
4. Two days later they unblock the account.




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  #1470712 14-Jan-2016 12:10
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spearsniper: Someone with a full trolley of groceries at the 10 item or less express lane. Normally always in front of you when you are in a hurry.


Or someone going through the self-checkout with a trolley load of hand-selected veggies and fruit with no bar codes. Takes them ages to find each item, weight it, and get into the bag, during which time the auto-checkout will usually tell them "seek assistance"....and stop dead. 




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