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Pet Peeves



   StormCnter  I've posted this peeve before, but it happened again yesterday. My favorite carwash prices the services at 9.99, 14.99, etc. For a while, their cashier was ignoring the penny in change if I gave her a ten for the 9.99. I finally complained to the manager after she told me "Nobody else asks for the penny!" and she disappeared. Yesterday, it happened again (different cashier ). I gave her a ten and a five for the 14.99 car wash. She put my bills in the cash drawer and closed it. I said, "14.99?" and she answered, "Oh, the penny!" and gave me one. This is not accidental and it drives me crazy.
September 16 at 07:20 EST .

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   Grahamcracker  Has this happened to others here? I like to use the self-checkout registers when I have just a few items. Today I did just that. Ok, picture this: on one side there are 3 registers, a large space , then 3 registers on the other side of the space. I go to stand in line on the left shade and was told in no uncertain terms by a woman on the right side that she was next in line. If you are going to make a line that for the next person waiting, why not stand in the middle or make two lines ? The next man and I were talking and found the system senseless. I wasn' t the only one scolded. Someone asked the employee standing there to help if there was one line or two. She said one. Makes no sense. This happened to me at another store until they reconfigured their registers. I don't think I'll shop at that particular store any more.
September 13 at 19:49 EST .

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   StormCnter  I'm with you. At least the store should set up a Wait Here sign.
September 16 at 07:15 EST .

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   MeiDei  I was in one of our chains today and they've reconfigured three of their registers - a strict 10 items or less. There's one line & you go to next available cashier ... we had 5 items too many to take advantage.
September 17 at 13:36 EST .

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   Calvinesq  I like mustard on hamburgers. So, first Burger King said that they do not put mustard on burgers, even from the takeout window! So, I have to struggle with mustard packets in the car, which is both messy and annoying. Now, I am getting the same thing from Wendy's. For years, I would always be granted my wish for mustard on the burgers at Wendy's. Not anymore. Pass me the packets and the napkins, and watch me get mustard all over my shirt and pants!
September 13 at 12:15 EST .

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   MeiDei  Cal bring a small squeeze bottle of mustard with you. If you're concerned about mustard here's this from an expert @ French's:

"Dijon, Horseradish, Creamy & Light mustards will lose their distinct flavors if not refrigerated, so we encourage refrigerating both. For all other mustards, refrigeration will help maintain flavor; however, it is not necessary to refrigerate if you prefer to consume your mustard at room temperature." Hope this helps.
September 13 at 12:33 EST .

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   GO3  Thankfully in Texas Whataburger does it your way all the time. And yes, I'm a mustard lover too.
September 16 at 01:56 EST .

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   StormCnter  I'm a mustard person, too. My husband is a mayo person. Probably we should have paid attention 60 years ago. And, GO3, nothing is better than a Whataburger!
September 16 at 07:17 EST .

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   RedWhiteBlue  OK do it's not a big deal but this new commercial of the red copper pan with Kathy whatshername talking is the one of the most annoying commercial on the air today. She does a horrible job with those fake inflections in her voice and the fake enthusiasms about her pan. She annoys the heck out of me...who thought that it was going to make people jump right up and buy that thing after listening to THAT! Sheeeeesh! OK, I'm done...for now....LOL.
August 27 at 22:46 EST .

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   Safetydude  I make a motion The Connection comes up with another wall; 'Commercials I Hate'. Bet it would fill up overnight...
August 29 at 21:36 EST .

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   Gram77  Sounds like real run. At least half a dozen come immediately to mind!
August 31 at 13:04 EST .

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   Gram77  Last year we bought a Samsung Smart TV plus a 5 year warranty from H H Gregg. Of course they went bankrupt and there is no where to go to get our warranty honored. I have been on line to every place I could think to check this out. They all tell me we are out of luck. Apparently, gift certificates are no good either. I found some customer letters and there was one where a customer ordered a very large stainless steel frig and put down a $1,000.00 payment on the orders. No frig and no return of the down payment. There are lots of angry people out there
August 7 at 12:48 EST .

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   StormCnter  Gram, your television is already giving trouble? Have you contacted Samsung?
August 15 at 08:51 EST .

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   Gram77  Boy, Storm. Sometimes I wonder where my head is. Not too long ago I would have thought of that. Heaps of thanks!!
August 17 at 08:22 EST .

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   MeiDei  Worst comes to worst you can deduct it as a loss (not covered by insurance ) from your fed. taxes. I have a large (now useless ) gift certificate from a very upscale restaurant. The owner died, 2nd wife and his adult kids that were running the restaurant - well you can guess the rest...every one lost; family, employees, customers, charitable organizations - spite - ugly business.
August 18 at 22:37 EST .

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   GO3  Ok, like clockwork we get the usual batch of Pete Rose stories. If I ever see his name again, I'm going to have to start taking psycho-tropic drugs. I'm sorry, but I just never did care about the Hall of Fame snub. Please, sportswriters, let it be.
August 3 at 02:59 EST .

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   Calvinesq  I think Pete's done for good this time. His admission to having sex with a 16 year old while he was 34, even if technically legal, is too much for even the most robust Rose supporters. Creepy comes to mind. His last round of publicity is ending with an insignificant thud.
August 7 at 13:26 EST .

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   GO3  Good.
August 9 at 02:19 EST .

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   StormCnter  I read the book "Pete Rose: An American Dilemma" by Kostya Kennedy earlier this summer. It was a good one. But, this guy has no place in the Hall of Fame. Of course, the performance enhancement users have no business there, either, but Rose's perfidies stand out.
August 15 at 08:50 EST .

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   Wetenschapper  Starlings! I hate 'em. They keep trying to colonize the big linden tree in the front yard. No thanks, I've seen what these highly social birds can do once they decided to roost, en masse, in a tree - constant racket and bird poo so thick on the ground you'd think it had snowed.

Well, after several weeks of chasing them off with a slingshot - a risky proposition, since I never know where the missile is going to come back down, maybe a window somewhere - I think I've found the perfect solution: a laser pointer. The 1Mw ones used for giving slide talks aren't bright enough. They have to be easily visible in daylight. I recommend a 500 or even a 1000mw bright green laser. Usually, the bright spot in the foliage is enough to frighten the flock away. For stubborn stragglers, it may take a shot to the eyes (they light up like cats' eyes, by the way ) followed by a couple of days of bumping into limbs to convince them this tree is not theirs. There are companies online selling suitable lasers, usually in the $50 range.
August 2 at 13:25 EST .

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   GO3  You're right. Stick with the green lasers esp in daylight hours.
August 3 at 02:56 EST .

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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 .

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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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   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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