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You know what really grinds my gears.......

Ok so maybe I'm just a weirdo, but there's silly little things that really bug me for no apparent reason - what about the rest of you?  Is there any little thing that really annoys you, but probably shouldn't that much?

Ok I'll start:

I hate it when peolpe jiggle their legs up and down when they're sitting down.  Some people will do this continually and I HATE IT.  There's no logic to my annoyance but it really bugs me.

It also bugs me when women put their make up on on public transport - just wake up earlier if you want to wear it - and don't give people dirty looks when they stare at you.

I don't agree, but that's fine. I don't really care if someone gives their recipe a "head start."  Meh.

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:lol: Someone(s) has always wanted to sabotage me anyway (re: the recipe rating). I always get knocked down to 3 stars without any comments. :whatever:

That's not nice, hh.

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I hate when people com to class with nothing. They haven't done the reading, or the homework, and they didn't even bring pen and paper. THEN they have the nerve to ask me for a pen AND the quiz answers. Dreamers.

I also hated last week when the guy next to me in class asked or a piece of my gum, which I gave him, and he then chomped and sucked in the loudest possible fashion for the remaining hour of class.

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I hate when people com to class with nothing. They haven't done the reading, or the homework, and they didn't even bring pen and paper. THEN they have the nerve to ask me for a pen AND the quiz answers. Dreamers.

Trust me, Courth, it's worse when you're the teacher, it's a private class, and they a) come without so much as a pen and b) haven't done any homework. At all. Since they started. And they are rising 30.
Dude's getting a masters in Journalism and he doesn't carry writing tools????

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LOL, I agree with what most of you say!  I forgot about most of these things that really bug me.

My boss bugs me, he is very condescending and a pompus jerk. 

Grinds my gears, people who think they are smarter then you and talk to you like you are 5!

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WRGMG is trying to buy anything in Spain's pricey department store. I think they judge customers on how they are dressed because we tried to buy some coffee spoons today and somehow we couldn't get anyone to wait on us. They kept saying, "My colleague will attend to you, over there..." and then there'd be no one there, or they would look through us and turn their backs and walk off. (I bought the spoons in another store, cheaper.)
I bought something else on another floor and the woman said "Cash or charge?" I said "Cash" and she turned away and waited on another (charge card) customer first, going through the whole charge-slip-signature rigmarole before turning back to me.
I think I will no longer ask them to accept my money.  >:(

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People who complain about their "horrible" grades to me when they are getting on the deans list and get an A-. Really?! Don't complain to some one who was just proud of their B. Totally makes everyone else feel stupider. Mainly when that person knows I'm struggling in a subject like algebra, and they complain that they get a 47 out of 50 on a pre-calc test. After I tell them I got a 3 out of 20. Ugh. It seriously annoys me.

eta. Right as I pressed post, someone complained about only getting in the top 10% of their class. Arg.
I'm all for having high goals/standards. But it seriously makes me think my grades are poop.

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Sarah, those people are actually bragging. They are rubbing your face in their dirty grade by pretending it's "not good enough." They want you to feel inferior so they can feel smarter. Either that, or they've been raised in an emotionally cold household where they had to buy approval with top marks.

Either way, it's not about you, it's about their personal soul-sucking, life-destroying issues. Ignore them. If you did the best you could, not even God would ask for more. It would be different if you had just sluffed off and got a B because you couldn't be arsed either way.

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On the other side of that, it really really really grinds my gears when I need, say, a 95% on something to get an offer from uni, and I work my arse off and study hard and do my best... and get a 94.5%. That one teeny tiny little scrap of information decides what I do with my life? Seriously, what the hell ass balls?

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On the other side of that, it's definitely not always about "rubbing your face in it," or trying to make you feel inferior. It's pretty annoying to be working toward a certain grade (any grade), and not get what you wanted, or feel you deserve. I can't speak for the person that talked to sarah (maybe he/she did want to make you feel like crap), but sometimes people are just talking about how they are feeling also. Soul-sucking, and life destroying? Yikes!

Anyway, if I was wanting an A, I got something less, and we were having a conversation about grades, I might say something about it.

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On the other side of that, it's definitely not always about "rubbing your face in it," or trying to make you feel inferior. It's pretty annoying to be working toward a certain grade (any grade), and not get what you wanted, or feel you deserve. I can't speak for the person that talked to sarah (maybe he/she did want to make you feel like crap), but sometimes people are just talking about how they are feeling also. Soul-sucking, and life destroying? Yikes!

Anyway, if I was wanting an A, I got something less, and we were having a conversation about grades, I might say something about it.

Truth.

I can be proud of a friend for achieving a grade I'd be ashamed of, if it's because they expected less and worked hard. Admittedly I try to be more tactful about it, but if I say, "Damn it, I can't believe I missed that A+. I really should have done better," it doesn't mean "... and all you peons with B's are beneath me - now validate meeeeee!"

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IRGMG when people bring their young children to college with them. I know that at 7 PM, there is nowhere for them to leave their kids if they are single parents, and I feel a bit bad complaining about it. I understand  that the parents are trying to make the lives of their families better, but at the same time, it is annoying trying to listen to a lecture and being interrupted by a child crying. I feel bad if the parent has nothing else to do with the child, and I feel bad for the child, not understanding that they have to be silent for an hour and a half at a time. Some kids are at the age where you can give them headphones and  a Gameboy. That doesn't bother me as much as the ones who cry.

IRGMG when adult students bring their whole family into the dining hall. I know you're technically allowed to bring your dependents, but bringing in your wife and four children doesn't seem fair to the rest of us somehow. It's not the Golden Corral, and a lot of your children lack the manners to be eating at a college dining hall, where many students study after eating.

IRGMG when the dining hall cooks their veggie burgers in the grease from the chicken Phillies. I'm sorry for wasting that burger today, but A- that's gross, and B- I'm pretty sure that's why my tummy hurts every time I eat there. You used to be good at not doing that, but then again, I used to have my buddy there to make sure you didn't do that, but he unfortunately does not work dinner hours.

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On the other side of that, it's definitely not always about "rubbing your face in it," or trying to make you feel inferior. It's pretty annoying to be working toward a certain grade (any grade), and not get what you wanted, or feel you deserve. I can't speak for the person that talked to sarah (maybe he/she did want to make you feel like crap), but sometimes people are just talking about how they are feeling also. Soul-sucking, and life destroying? Yikes!

Anyway, if I was wanting an A, I got something less, and we were having a conversation about grades, I might say something about it.

Truth.

I can be proud of a friend for achieving a grade I'd be ashamed of, if it's because they expected less and worked hard. Admittedly I try to be more tactful about it, but if I say, "Damn it, I can't believe I missed that A+. I really should have done better," it doesn't mean "... and all you peons with B's are beneath me - now validate meeeeee!"

It was frustrating for me to go from a A, B, C, D, F system to an A+ A A- B+ and so on system. In HS as long as I got 90% (or lower depending on the average) I'd get an A, but at my college an A was over 95%. Who the hell gets over a 95% in a math/science? I guess that's what I get for setting my standards to the lowest amount possible for the highest grade. I bet it was frustrating for all those barely-B and barely-C students too; the GPA goes from a 4, 3, 2 in HS to a 3.7, 2.7, and 1.7, and for many things you need at least a 2.0, even though a C- is still in the percentage range of C. Anyway...

Regarding the recipe ratings, I rate my own recipes too. I don't expect it to stay at a 5, I just want people to try it. Maybe that's not cool of me :/ but personally speaking, when I'm looking for a _____ recipe to try, I usually try something with a rating rather than those N/A. Only when "rediscovering" the lost recipes for the Lost Recipe Club thing would I try N/A. In other words, without starting with a rating, i think new recipes may stay untried and unrated. Maybe it would be better if we could see something like "4/5 stars from 52 ratings" or something like on IMDB. And new recipes could start with a 3 and 0 ratings? or say "new" for month (instead of the stars) if it hasn't been tried?

Yeah, and those recipes with no reviews but 1-2 stars... I wonder if that's just people who look at the recipe and assess it's a 2/5 without trying it. You'd think someone who cared enough to come back and rate it low would also tell you why it was bad. Also, a lot of the recipes like that are very basic recipes that people might think "meh!" about and rate low - like a recipe for spaghetti that's "pasta, your favorite tomato sauce, your favorite herbs."

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Complete strangers who feel free to dip their wick into a private conversation when you weren't talking to them at all. Like, who asked them!

Also people who scold or verbally abuse their child/spouse/other in public making anyone within earshot cringe in sympathy with the one scolded. It doesn't make the scolder look better.

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My husband turns the TV sound completely OFF every time he uses it. Since I only watch satellite, never local TV, this means I have to remember to pick up both remotes...the satellite dish and the TV remote. This can be a pain in the ass, and usually is. He has yet to give me a valid reason for leaving the TV mute every. single. time.

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....when I don't review recipes that I've made.  How the hell am I supposed to know which oatmeal cookie recipe on vw I tried last year and really liked and now want to make again.
Yeah, nice one Shell, way to go.

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WRGMG is when you explain something to someone and they turn right around and ask you...what you've just said. It happens both online and in real life, but IRL you can't say, "See my original post" or quote from it.
Like telling one of my students that I'm sorry I didn't get the notes made  for the session but my printer burned out and I haven't been able to get to town to buy a new one, but he can download the files onto his USB stick if he has it with him.Wrinkled forehead: So did you just forget to write up the notes? What can we do?

Or I had planned to make a potato dish for lunch, only to find out that the potatoes I thought I had on hand had been used up. I tell DH this, to explain the rice dish I made to replace it. He stares at the rice and says, "But I thought you were doing potatoes today!"

Hello? Anyone there?

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Or I had planned to make a potato dish for lunch, only to find out that the potatoes I thought I had on hand had been used up. I tell DH this, to explain the rice dish I made to replace it. He stares at the rice and says, "But I thought you were doing potatoes today!"

Hello? Anyone there?

OMG my bf does this so bad and sometimes I threaten death! I have to ask him what the hell he hears when I'm speaking, because it's sure not what I am saying. AHHHH!

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....when my mobile phone is ringing and N says 'it's your mobile phone' in a really urgent voice.  Or when the over peeper is peeping he'll say 'that's the oven peeper'.
It reaaalllly fucks me off because he'll say it just as it starts so of course I haven't had time to get to it, but I know it's ringing/peeping.

Of course he only does it because he know it grinds my gears so so much.  Sometimes I can laugh it off, but probably just as often I will get really angry and stroppy with him.

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When people who live in apartments feel the need to have televisions larger than my compact car. Also, when said televisions can be heard 3 apartments over. YOU LIVE IN A FUCKING APARTMENT. YOU DON'T NEED A TV HALF THE SIZE OF THE WALL.

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