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  Reply # 1470848 14-Jan-2016 13:59
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When you search for something specific online like "change canvas color in paint.net" hoping it will lead to a useful answer or forum. Click on the first Google result... looks promising. And someone has answered a non-answer. Like "hey don't do that do this!" ... oh wow that's helpful.

A much more useful way to answer goes something like "should probably do xyz instead because blah blah blah. but if you really want to do what you're asking then do abc"




 


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  Reply # 1470850 14-Jan-2016 14:01
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People who have the right of way driving and wave you ahead of them.

If you would just drive by the rules and conventions then it would be a safer smoother drive. Now the people behind you are breaking unnecessarily and unexpectedly. Your kindness while appreciated is really causing more harm than good. Thank...but just drive like you're supposed to.

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  Reply # 1470853 14-Jan-2016 14:04
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jonathan18: A lack of "pleases" and "thank-yous' on this forum - how hard is it you use these words when asking for/receiving help/advice??!!

A misuse of the term "percentage" when the writer/speaker actually means "percentage point".

People who don't signal.

People who signal incorrectly at roundabouts.

People who whine about small things that really annoy them.

People that list multiple things that annoy them when they have been asked to provide a singular example, by way of the use of the word "something", rather than "things"

In saying that, I share most of these gripes, too.

Thank you, please.






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  Reply # 1470859 14-Jan-2016 14:10
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Not sure if this is small but...I have to take medication. Most of it I will have to take every day, forever, and will soon cease to be if I do not.

Why, then, must I pay a doctor to issue a repeat prescription every 3 months?!





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  Reply # 1470862 14-Jan-2016 14:14
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Geektastic: Not sure if this is small but...I have to take medication. Most of it I will have to take every day, forever, and will soon cease to be if I do not.

Why, then, must I pay a doctor to issue a repeat prescription every 3 months?!


Because some people don't need to take long term medicine forever, and the change required to differentiate means someone will likely get missed.  

 

Also gives you an opportunity to raise any other concerns you otherwise might not. 

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  Reply # 1470863 14-Jan-2016 14:14
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Handsomedan:
jonathan18: A lack of "pleases" and "thank-yous' on this forum - how hard is it you use these words when asking for/receiving help/advice??!!

A misuse of the term "percentage" when the writer/speaker actually means "percentage point".

People who don't signal.

People who signal incorrectly at roundabouts.

People who whine about small things that really annoy them.

People that list multiple things that annoy them when they have been asked to provide a singular example, by way of the use of the word "something", rather than "things"

In saying that, I share most of these gripes, too.

Thank you, please.




Oh, I just took it that the "s" missing at the end of the word "something" had accidentally got lost along with the apostrophe...

You're welcome! (Edit - should that be "your welcome"?)

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  Reply # 1470864 14-Jan-2016 14:18
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Noisy eaters.

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  Reply # 1470865 14-Jan-2016 14:19
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jonathan18:
Handsomedan:
jonathan18: A lack of "pleases" and "thank-yous' on this forum - how hard is it you use these words when asking for/receiving help/advice??!!

A misuse of the term "percentage" when the writer/speaker actually means "percentage point".

People who don't signal.

People who signal incorrectly at roundabouts.

People who whine about small things that really annoy them.

People that list multiple things that annoy them when they have been asked to provide a singular example, by way of the use of the word "something", rather than "things"

In saying that, I share most of these gripes, too.

Thank you, please.





Oh, I just took it that the "s" missing at the end of the word "something" had accidentally got lost along with the apostrophe...

You're welcome! (Edit - should that be "your welcome"?)


You have lovely manners and surprisingly good grammar, considering you're on the internet.

That's also something that annoys me...when people simply forego grammar, manners and other basic human niceties, the moment they get on the internet.

AND PEOPLE WHO SHOUT AT ME IN FORUMS.




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  Reply # 1470866 14-Jan-2016 14:19
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networkn:
Also gives you an opportunity to raise any other concerns you otherwise might not. 


I envisage a day when supermarkets won't let you buy a trolley full of stuff, so that you have to come back the next day. This will be a service to customers who otherwise might not have come back if they forgot something.


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  Reply # 1470869 14-Jan-2016 14:21
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Handsomedan: That's also something that annoys me...when people simply forego grammar, manners and other basic human niceties, the moment they get on the internet.


That should be "when people simply forego grammar, manners, and other basic human niceties, the moment they get on the internet."

You're welcome.


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  Reply # 1470871 14-Jan-2016 14:23
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The term "could of" or "should of" etc...

As in "I could of finished high school, but I don't think I needed to".




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  Reply # 1470872 14-Jan-2016 14:25
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Handsomedan: People that don't like kids.

They are small humans.

Were you never a kid?




I don't mind children but when I am trying to mind my own business and a child is being a little sh* t or screaming and the parent isn't doing a damn thing about it that is when I hate children.


Respectful and polite children I don't have an issue with. Good parenting is becoming a rarity because people are so involved with their phones.


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  Reply # 1470875 14-Jan-2016 14:31
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Those who think the use of the Oxford comma should be forced upon all others.

and - back to something i do find really if irrationally irritating - the writing of those who can't seem to find the shift key on their keyboard.  

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  Reply # 1470881 14-Jan-2016 14:40
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jonathan18:

and - back to something i do find really if irrationally irritating - the writing of those who can't seem to find the shift key on their keyboard.  


That should have been a capital I above - you use the shift key for that I think..... :)




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  Reply # 1470885 14-Jan-2016 14:42
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People who type "your welcome", when they really mean "you are welcome".....  innocent


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