What are your pet peeves?

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  1. PlanckEpoch

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    UPS labels and how people do them.

    Please, folks. As a reminder. If you put a shipping label on a box, you may have two things on the label. A barcode and a QR code. Please...PLEASE make sure you put that label on your package in a way where the QR or barcode will be clear and not disturbed. Don't put any part of those directly on a seam or folded. We use those to track your package. If we can't scan your label, we cannot track your package, and that increases the chances of that package getting delayed or misplaced n the system.
     
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  2. grindcore138

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    Classic Rock fans, good god, every one I've met really needs to chill the fuck out about music. So I'm chillin' and grillin' in the pub tonight with my friends, and at one point I decide to put a few songs on the jukebox (Run the Jewels & DJ Shadow 'Nobody Speak', Enter Shikari 'Ghandi, Mate, Ghandi', and Yes 'Owner of a Lonely Heart'). Now my second selection in particular really didn't sit well with these two weirdos, one of whom storms up to me and my friend shouting about "putting Slipknot on" as if I'd insulted her by inadvertently making her hear a song she didn't like. All I could do was laugh at 1) how weird it was that she'd chastise someone about making her hear one entire song she didn't like and 2) that Slipknot is apparently still the go-to "all heavy music sounds the same" band. They also seemed unable to comprehend that I was also the guy who put Yes on immediately afterward, because I guess Liking More Than One Genre Of Music is an alien concept to these weirdos. I don't know if it's the drink, but man, they're always very angry if they find out you don't listen to exactly the same music as them.
     
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  3. Drangleic

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    I list something on eBay for a BIN price with no best offers for a more than reasonable price. I get a message from someone asking what I would be willing to accept for it. Obviously the BIN price I listed it for my guy. Charity is down the road at salvation army.

    Imagine the nerve it takes to ask shit like that. I just don't get people.

    This quickly would have devolved into choosing beggars so I didn't even answer him. I know where this was going.
     
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    This is actually VERY common on eBay anymore. It's not every buyer, but plenty of the newer low feedback buyers seem to think this is acceptable etiquette for buying on eBay. I always tell them to go low ball someone else and then block them from being able to buy/bid any of my future auctions. In my experience, these same guys are shady as fuck and will also try to return shit by claiming it was damaged or switching out games or movies with beat-up ones.
     
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    When you're at a stop sign or traffic light, the line where you are supposed to stop is there for a reason. This is an excellent way to cause traffic accidents by obstructing the view of someone who's trying to make a right or left turn.
     
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    So, apparently eBay is now judging seller's rating by something they can't control. When the post office actually delivers! They've always rated a seller based on if they ship in a timely manner (ie: if you offer next day shipping you ship next day, etc.), but now they're apparently rating sellers based on when the tracking number says it was delivered. As if sellers have any control over what the post office does once we drop it off.
     
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    I hope that's "first attempt at delivery" rather than "actual delivery", otherwise the buyers can screw the system by not answering the door when the delivery company arrives...
     
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    Whaaa? I mean, there are rarely times when I ordered something on Ebay and the tracking number updates the day it arrives. This will get exploited to hell. the frick, Ebay?
     
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    From what I understand, this is about minor annoyances at most, right?

    If so diarrhea during the nighttime. Disrupts my sleep schedule. I have heard people normally really don't like this but having IBSD, I'm pretty used to it.

    The notion that only one definition of the word is the only valid one, as if Oxford decided some day to walk by and play a joke. Never skip class, kids.

    Christmas stuff in September. Not for the usual "keep my holidays separate" thing, but because the red always distracts my eye when I am looking at Halloween decorations. But it means that I can put my Switch Lite and friends' gifts on layaway early, so it's also super cool.
     
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    People that see conspiracies in everything. I just had someone tell me that the Linkin Park guy didn't commit suicide but was killed because he was going to expose a Hollywood child sex ring. And the same with Anthony Bourdain. WTF?

    Do they realize how ridiculous these things sound?
     
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    But that's just a theory.

    A GAME THEORY!
     
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    Did you mean Hybrid Theory? Good marks for the try though.
     
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    A yes one of my first Linkin Park albums.
     
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    ….I think this belongs in the Cringe thread....
     
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    While I admire the work and talent of these fan artists, I'm getting real tired of these pop culture website sharing these fanarts as actual news related to comic book based movies and Television shows, usually towards dream-casting. There's generally nothing in the wording of the headlines that describe them as fan-work, and they're everywhere in general online news timelines. "Heroic Hollywood" is among those guilty of this.
     
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    I agree, but it's got less to do with the fanart itself and more to do with the websites looking for clickbait. Which brings me to my pet peeve about how people on the web just can't seem to help themselves from wasting everyone's time with clickbait articles from sites that are known to be unreliable and regurgitate "news" from other sites. The tv and movies subforum here is especially bad for this when it comes to certain people.
     
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    The projecting of emotions onto internet posts, often as a way of dismissal. Like, even earlier in this thread people were talking about "hysteria" or someone treating something like "it was the end of the world" without seeming to have awareness that negative opinions can be held without some grand emotional attachment. Hell, even seemingly grandiose statements might have some reasoning behind them.
    The whole "dislike and move on" part of day-to-day internet usage might have something to do with this, but that's mere unprovable speculation on my part.

    One of the funny things about this, is I seem to invariably find that kind of post while on the toilet. And it's pretty ironic when you think of it, like the Spider-Man pointing thing or something.
     
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    Peeve? Internet Trolls.

    On Facebook, there's a neighborhood forum where you can request yard work, landscaping and maintenance, so I put in a request for information and a quote and included photos of my yard and a description of what needs to be done. Well, one clown responds and says, "That yard has been neglected for over a year." So TF what? That's none of your business, and why respond unless you're going to help? Others responded with names and numbers of people who do landscaping, but this guy kept chiming in with his opinion on the yard and antagonizing other people in the process.

    I'll never understand why someone would go out of their way just to be an asshole because he certainly wouldn't say any of that crap face-to-face. I suppose his parents didn't teach him that if you have nothing positive to contribute in a discussion that doesn't concern you, STFU!
     
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    One thing that annoys the hell out of me is when people say: "Sorry not sorry". If you aren't going to apologize then just don't apologize. It's just such a passive aggressive thing to say.

    Forgive me if I've said this before, but it drives me fucking insane when people make noises with their mouth when they eat. Like smacking, or keeping their mouth open when they chew. How hard is it to simply keep your goddamn mouth closed while you eat?

    Another thing that annoys me is when people using headphones have their music up so loud that they may as well not even have them. I remember one time when I was in class, this guy was 10 feet away from me, and I heard his music as if I was playing it on my chromebook.
     
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    I don't have patience for extremely stupid product problems.

    For instance, I've been looking to purchase a new cash box for the last two years (the lock on my old one literally fell out one day). I cannot find one that can be turned upside down (while closed of course) without scattering its contents everywhere. The only basically tray-shaped box that I've ever seen carried oriented "right side up" is a pizza box. Because we all know what carrying a pizza box any other way would do to the pizza inside. Yet, hundreds of brands of cash boxes and all of them are the same two or three designs that spill their contents all over the place unless carried flat like a pizza box. Nobody's come up with any other way to design them?

    The real issue is that it's one company in Mao Zedong Land manufacturing them and hundreds of "manufacturers" slapping their logo on the box like a grade school participation award.

    Why are there so many product categories where the only options are different colored versions of the same useless shit? Why do I look at "professional" products and immediately think "if I only had the right tools, I could absolutely do this much better with zero effort?"

    Edit: And why do products like this, or more generic boxes like plastic totes, rarely include two photos (opened and closed) or physical dimensions? Stupid, stupid, stupid.
     
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