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   Gram77  This is not the biggest thing to fuss about, but this morning I was tail gated seriously close and boy did I want to hit the brakes. Not to worry, I never would, but I really slowed down and I was in my park where all roads have just enough passing room and nothing else. The the driver blinked his lights at me. Funny thing, the car just wouldn't go faster. I was as much to blame as the guy behind me but I have to admit going slower was sort of fun. Maybe he's posting a pet peeve somewhere about me. Giggle.
July 13 at 13:45 EST .

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   GO3  Be careful of incidents like this. There are drivers out there who simply want to pass and a few number who are looking for any excuse to harass people and worse. If you are confident in protecting yourself, I would pull over and let them pass, but don't play games with them. If they act like jerks have your cell phone handy and nowadays be armed if so inclined.
July 19 at 22:41 EST .


   Escaped commieny  Saw a warning about getting rear ended- by perps- on purpose so you will stop, get out of your car, and they will either hijack the vehicle or attack the driver and rob or worse. Don't stop for anything, have the doors locked and the phone in your hand, drive to the nearest public area w/lots of people. Was a lone female on the road for many years, always on the look out and armed.
July 20 at 15:52 EST .




   Escaped commieny  Why and when did YouTube start having a rainbow flag next to their logo ? I am tired of the left redefining words and symbols. We were on the road one Christmas and saw a double rainbow from ground to ground in the Virginia hills and took it as a gift from the Almighty and it didn't cross our minds to think it was about the "I don't know what I am's"
June 29 at 09:19 EST .

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   MeiDei  AHA - This came up in solving a cryptoquote:
"Men may be ruined by attempting to appear that which Nature has not intended them to be." Aesop

Aesop's fables were my early childhood reading material - even in the first few years in grammar school.
July 4 at 12:57 EST .

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   MeiDei  I'm surprised - Aesop's fables are the source of many truisms - even today centuries after Aesop the slave composed them; have a look, see.
http://www.aesopfables.com/
July 9 at 17:17 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  My younger sister had Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons on, so I remember "fractured Fairy Tales" (creates a mystery why she turned into a rabid liberal, I think she must be adopted )
http://rockyandbullwinkle.wikia.com/wiki
/List_of_Fractured_Fairy_Tales_episodes

When I was her age I watched Mickey Mouse Club, one that taught 'life lessons' was Bugs and Foghorn, but only the adults got the innuendos, now it's PC this & that and Heathers 2 mommies and we wonder why a lot of kids are so offensive, need safe places,& get participation trophies.
July 11 at 12:21 EST .

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   GO3  Warner Brothers Loony Tunes were an important part of my childhood. Heck, those characters made more use of demolitions than the combat engineers. And you're right. Loony Tunes were shorts for feature films in the day, so they were made for adults. If one is against Loony Tunes then that person is not a conservative. BTW, I've got the complete three box set of Loony Tunes. IMO, the very early cartoons were just as surreal works of art as later Disney cartoons, and very under-appreciated.
July 15 at 01:11 EST .

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   MeiDei  My son always remembers the classical music cartoons used to have; haven't seen one in ages so I don't know if they still do.
July 15 at 10:40 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Oh, GO3, Warner Bros. have the original Bugs in a vault, I wanted them so much for DH, treat yours like gold. I did find a Foghorn Leghorn that makes him ROTF, they say they were spliced up and won't redo them or digitize (sp ) them. Info from some collector I read on the internet, sigh.
July 20 at 15:56 EST .




   Escaped commieny  I cut off cable about 10 yrs ago but have a flat screen HD with a window antenna for local weather and traffic. My peeve, is all 3 local channels have 24 hr coverage of the year anniversary of the Pulse club murders. I understand it was a terrible tragedy but you would think it was another 911.
They painted the band shell and stadium seats with rainbow colors, there are rainbow flags at half staff everywhere. Murals and gay chorus singers. In contrast, hardly a mention of the heroes on Memorial Day. You would think Orlando was 95 % gay, well Disney is, but this constant wall to wall is disgusting.
June 10 at 05:58 EST .

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   GO3  Here's my peeve of the week: In the last three years I've come to the conclusion that powers of attorney aren't worth the paper they're written on. From cars to houses there always seems to be some problem in names, formatting, etc. causing me to handover more effort to the time (and money ) bandits in our society. I'm wondering if service members going overseas are being fed a bunch of malarkey just to make them feel good about their loved ones at home being able to make major transactions in their absence. What if a serve member is in an austere theater and can't get to a scanner, fax, legal assistance etc. so his/her spouse can make things happen at home? Not counting my original PoA, I'm on my third attempt to get this straightened out. Any legal eagles out there care to comment?
May 28 at 00:03 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Not a legal eagle, and I sympathize, I have a 45 yr old PofA for DH, a DAV. I had to wait forever to get into the Records office at the Orlando VA but watched as my copy was finally officially entered into their records. They wanted a current notarized copy, a hassle but finally done,
June 10 at 06:13 EST .

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   GO3  My immediate concern is that our recent financial transactions always run into the same roadblock: the PoA. It never seems to be good enough for car dealerships, title companies, etc. So my question is: What's the point? Sometimes the solution is to get a limited PoA for the specific piece of property or individual transaction. This is ludicrous if the deployed party can't get to a JAG or legal assistance, which is why they did a general PoA in the first place. Idiotic bureaucrats and lawyers, but I repeat myself.
June 12 at 10:06 EST .

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   GO3  My tech related peeve: The bouncing web page. It seems no matter how long I wait for the page to load, or even if it indicates it has completed loading, many web pages still bounce up, down, whatever when I move to read something or click on a link. I feel like a bobble-head doll trying to focus on something and when I click on a link it invariably ends up being the one just below or above taking me to a page I don't want. I know, it's trivial given all the troubles in the world, but it's really irritating.
May 11 at 03:29 EST .

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   StormCnter  I agree. It happens because items continue to load or refresh. The Daily Caller used to be the worst, but Tucker Carlson has apparently gotten that fixed.
May 26 at 10:04 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Some sites are worse than others, its all about ads.
Stay away from the Brit papers, the Telegraph, the Independent, etc. Your page will be reloading all day long.
June 3 at 13:49 EST .

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   Straitpath  My peeve: every institution wanting a user name, a password and sometimes another something or other. So I type in my password and back comes a message: it needs to be longer and fancier. I hate it!
April 5 at 19:21 EST .

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   Gram77  Just can't resist this pet peeve. It isn't in anger, it's something that makes me laugh and wonder. I had some guests yesterday and several of them during the visit used the bathroom. Each one came out wiping their hands on hankies or just sort of shaking their hands to remove dampness. Now I have (as most of you on doubt do ) a gazillion guest towels in the bathroom. My question is; why does no one use them? The puzzle/giggle for the day.
March 31 at 10:07 EST .

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   StormCnter  I think sometimes guests are hesitant to mess up nice guest towels. Bot my husband won't wipe his hands on towels at all because he read somewhere that towels hold bathroom bacteria. I think he's being ridiculous.
April 5 at 10:16 EST .

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   Gram77  This is interesting. A friend of mine recently said the exact same thing your husband said. Odd.
April 6 at 18:00 EST .

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   StormCnter  Years ago, I posted this peeve because my carwash cashier was annoying me by regularly failing to give me my penny when I gave bills for a ?.99 carwash(the prices vary, but they all end in .99 ). I complained to the manager, she was fired and that was the end of that. Now, all these years later, it has happened again with a different cashier. Yesterday, I got a 12.99 carwash and gave the cashier a ten and a five. She handed me two ones and said "Your change is two dollars". I stared at her for a second and then asked "And my penny?" She grimaced and said "Most people don't ask for it". Grrrrrrrr
March 20 at 16:51 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Why do most sites assume someone uses Twitter, whether a sales flyer to get a discount, or 'follow me' for a bonus, etc. I never had and won't join twitter (even for, I LOVE to say, Our President Trump ) to read his tweets.
March 17 at 17:44 EST .

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   Gram77  Has anyone ever sat still and did not comment when someone is telling a story about something that absolutely is incorrect? Happened to me today. A gal I know very well told about a situation where she tried to set up a banking on line program for me and I just couldn't catch on. Of course every one got a laugh out of it. I have no idea what brought that on and what's worse is it never happened. I thought I would never keep quiet but then decided it was a battle I would not win so I laughed along when every one else and hoped the subject would quickly change. The person had to know this was a lie. What causes such behavior?
February 16 at 15:36 EST .

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   MeiDei  Insecurity maybe. I'm sorry she chose you for her tale; that you held your tongue is admirable - sometimes it's the best reply since we often think of something much better to say long after an incident. Should she, or anyone in that circle mention it to you, enlighten her/them with the truth adding you kept quiet because you didn't want to embarrass her.
February 18 at 04:08 EST .

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   StormCnter  Gram, you have approached her about it privately, though, haven't you? You were right not to start a public fuss, but damned if I'd let her get away without knowing I was angry.
February 21 at 06:58 EST .

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   Gram77  Yes, I did and talk about walking on egg shells. What I got was a silly grin and a wave of her hand. At least I shared my feelings. I will turn it over and move on. Thanks to MeiDei and Storm, both of whom I consider real friends. : )
February 22 at 16:59 EST .

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   Linder  Oh yes! I have a dear life-long friend who has so many wonderful qualities but she tells silly little lies. They always make a good story but they aren't true. I've learned to "challenge her memory" only if the lies are hurtful to somebody...works for me.
March 21 at 11:57 EST .

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