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Pet Peeves



   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 .

   1 person like this.




   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 .

   1 person like this.




   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 .

   2 people like this.



   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 .

  3 people like this.



   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 .

  3 people like this.



   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 .

  4 people like this.



   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 .

 1 person like this.





   StormCnter  If a person lives in West Texas, tumbleweeds can be a pet peeve in windy weather (most of the time ). This was filmed south of Midland:




February 3 at 14:06 EST .

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   MeiDei  OMG I thought the 3-5 we encountered driving cross country were bad - this is insane.
February 3 at 22:27 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  You should see what they look like when they blow up to the smoke stacks of a big rig - 4th of July in your rear view mirror.
February 4 at 02:02 EST .

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   StormCnter  Maybe this isn't a real peeve, but just an annoyance. A couple of years ago, Ed Henry from Fox News began cuing video clips by saying "Take a listen". I thought it was just an Ed Henry tic and, although it irritated me, I didn't pay that much attention. Now almost all of the Fox people say it "Take a listen", even the anchors Bret Baeir and Chris Wallace. Tucker Carlson doesn't seem to have picked it up, thank goodness. It's a stupid sentence. What is wrong with just inviting viewers to "Listen", or to "hear"? Grrrrr.
January 29 at 05:26 EST .

   2 people like this.



   MeiDei  The vernacular here is "listen up" (as opposed to being smacked down I guess ).
February 1 at 14:41 EST .

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   StormCnter  One more tech-related gripe. Probably this should be on the Computers Wall, but since it's a gripe, maybe here is better. Why don't printer manufacturers include the required cable? From the days of Adam and Eve (rhetorically ), we opened printer boxes to find that a trip down to Best Buy would be required to purchase a printer cable before the thing could be installed. Nothing has changed. The newest printers now take a USB cable, but many folks don't just have extra USB cables lying around the house. Just include the cable and raise the price a little bit.
January 12 at 07:27 EST .

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   GO3  I agree. It seems printer companies are pushing the wireless feature. Wireless does come in handy in our house for kids' to print from their laptops, phones, etc. The disadvantage is wireless tends to drop off under certain conditions and it can be a PITA to reconfigure, especially with Winblows 10. A USB cable would come in handy as a backup.
January 13 at 20:42 EST .

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   Jerico  I always wondered why I had to buy a cord for a dryer. Still annoys me when I think about it.
March 22 at 04:47 EST .




   StormCnter  Google. Just about everything pertaining to Google. Just now, I am peeved because Google sends me messages on my cellphone to "confirm" my telephone number for "security reasons". No, I'm not going to do it. But, in the meantime, there is no way to remove Google's message, so the phone keeps blinking as if I have a call. Grrrrrrr.
January 3 at 17:15 EST .

   3 people like this.



   GO3  I recommend DuckDuckGo for a search engine. It doesn't track you - supposedly.
January 4 at 10:27 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Google is pernicious.
January 5 at 18:49 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  I use IXquick for search, no tracking
January 8 at 10:57 EST .

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   StormCnter  Last night, I woke up about 2AM, was trying to get back to sleep when I heard my cellphone chime in another room. If I had been asleep, it wouldn't have awakened me. But, a phone call at 2AM is never good, right? So, I retrieved my phone to see who had been in an accident or suffered a heart attack or something similarly frightening. Well no. I was being alerted that Verizon has an update ready for my phone. Then, I REALLY couldn't get back to sleep because I was composing poison letters to Verizon in my head.
November 24 at 05:43 EST .

   4 people like this.



   Escaped commieny  (why I turn off my ringer at bed time )
December 12 at 13:46 EST .

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   GO3  So, is anybody else as tired of the snarky editorial cartoons on the main page as I am? I thought all of the "both candidates are bad" drawings would be gone now that the election is over. The one today can be interpreted as George Washington passing judgement on both zippy and Trump. Really? Or maybe I am misinterpreting it. Anyway, the main page cartoons attempted to establish some sort of equivalency between Trump and Hillary which was laughable. Listen, Staff, it's one thing to let posters give all sorts of opinions, but for goodness sake, stop this triangulation nonsense.
November 15 at 02:35 EST .

   3 people like this.



   GO3  Case in point: see today's editorial cartoon on the main page.
December 2 at 01:49 EST .

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   GO3  Geez, 12 December and another one. 20-something lefty interns on staff, or what?
December 12 at 07:39 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Dear GO3, you do wonderful work on the Vets page, if you keep this up, you will get banned. I did, Cap MarineTet68 (a west coast editor ) and our beloved Rake King ) I got back, Rake didn't and Cap died. Take care
December 13 at 10:37 EST .

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   GO3  Pity. I've been on Ldot since the beginning; 20 years I think. People in the business of public forums and news can't have thin skin. Obscenities is one thing, but observations and legitimate complaints are another. I thank you for your advice, though. Sad to hear about Cap - RIP.
December 13 at 19:36 EST .

  3 people like this.



   StormCnter  No one is banned for doing wonderful work.
Keep it up GO3, I know your effort is appreciated.
December 15 at 11:58 EST .

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   MeiDei  I've been here since the Monica/Clinton reveal mostly lurking 'til confined a few years ago. I find the historical listings fascinating and when I remark on them to my son he always teases me about my age, wondering if my remarks are from first-hand experiences pre 14th century. Sadly, he gets his teasing from me. : )
December 15 at 17:51 EST .

  3 people like this.





   Safetydude  So, is anybody else as tired of the sliding, texting penguin as I am?
Texting and driving is neither cutie nor funny.
How about a couple of photograph of a car full of teenagers wrapped around a telephone pole?
November 2 at 20:51 EST .

   3 people like this.



   MeiDei  Haven't seen that one - we lost a teenager w/a big future ahead of her in a wrap around accident caused by a hit and run driver ... family has never been the same.
November 8 at 10:42 EST .

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