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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1755 on: January 11, 2018, 03:57:46 am »
In that case.... "what makes me crazy and annoyed" about the Aldi carts would be that we should be able to pick up and return the carts closer to the car so we don't have to walk all the way back to the store to get the 25 cents.  There!

The solution is an easy one, Max. Just part closer to the cart corral and you won't have to strain yourself with SUCH a long walk. The handicapped parking slots are right up there close like so you won't have any issues.    ::)
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1756 on: January 11, 2018, 05:56:33 am »
The solution is an easy one, Max. Just part closer to the cart corral and you won't have to strain yourself with SUCH a long walk.

Absolutely not.  I usually park as far away as possible so my car isn't damaged by idiots who don't give a F*** about other people's property.  Thus far it has worked.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1757 on: January 11, 2018, 10:38:15 am »
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Absolutely not.  I usually park as far away as possible so my car isn't damaged by idiots who don't give a F*** about other people's property.  Thus far it has worked.

I don't fret about that too much since I drive a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix or a 1997 GMC Sonoma when I'm not on two wheels.  I cherish a spot next to the cart corral.  Especially in winter time.  I may need to upgrade the stable in the next couple of years however, then I can start getting exercise from the back of the lot again.

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1758 on: January 12, 2018, 07:03:13 am »
Absolutely not.  I usually park as far away as possible so my car isn't damaged by idiots who don't give a F*** about other people's property.  Thus far it has worked.

Even that Doesn't seem to work for me. I will park away from all other vehicles only to come out of the store to have some moron(s) right parked next to me-even in a relatively empty outlot.
Once I had my big 24' enclosed trailer behind the Suburban and parked it far away along the side of the lot, across several perpendicular parking spaces only to come out and find some idiot (despite a hundred closer spaces) park right in front of the truck preventing me from getting out. Hard to believe....
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1759 on: January 12, 2018, 08:27:56 am »
Even that Doesn't seem to work for me. I will park away from all other vehicles only to come out of the store to have some moron(s) right parked next to me-even in a relatively empty outlot.

Yep- that exact same thing for me sometimes.  I will park far away, 6 spaces from anyone, and some jackoff parks right next to me, even with 100 empty spaces all around.   I haven't figured that out.

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1760 on: January 12, 2018, 09:35:37 am »
Here's a biggie!

Smokers stink!

Sometimes they're just a lil stinky but in the winter months when they smoke inside of their cars with the windows up. Holy ****!    :o

I was in the store the other day waiting my turn in the checkout line. A woman got in line behind me and I got a whiff of her stale cigarette stank. I swear, I almost gagged, I was thisclose. I had to change lines before I lost my lunch. 
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1761 on: January 12, 2018, 11:03:20 am »
That's pretty much the norm at most UK & indeed EUropean (which is where Aldi comes from) supermarkets/places that supply trollies.

The normal rate over here is £1 or €1 although you can buy tokens that clip on your key ring to use in them instead.




In our area there's a grocery store named Aldi. When it comes to shopping cart management, Aldi has the best idea of ANY grocery store out there. In order to get a cart shoppers have to insert a quarter to unlock the cart and when you return the cart you get a quarter back. As a result, there are virtually zero carts left in the parking lot and all the carts roll true and still have their factory alignment. No need to hire anyone to fetch the carts out of the lot either.

I don't know why all grocery stores don't use this method.


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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1762 on: January 12, 2018, 11:06:22 am »
If I'm completely honest this sin't something I've really noticed up until recently.


But that could be because I've packed the ciggies in although I do still vape

Here's a biggie!

Smokers stink!

Sometimes they're just a lil stinky but in the winter months when they smoke inside of their cars with the windows up. Holy ****!    :o

I was in the store the other day waiting my turn in the checkout line. A woman got in line behind me and I got a whiff of her stale cigarette stank. I swear, I almost gagged, I was thisclose. I had to change lines before I lost my lunch.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1763 on: January 12, 2018, 03:58:23 pm »
It has not been all that long that I have been able to smell cigarette smoke, either the smoke itself or residue as you mention having smelled in the store, as I used to smoke myself. Oddly enough, now that I can smell it, it really does not bother me and other people can actually smoke in my house if they want to. We even provide ash trays. :-)

But I can also smell it on other people once is a while and it is like a bolt of lightening; I grew up in a home with smokers and smoked myself and so never smelled that scent for decades. Now when I do my first reaction is surprise. And it really is not all that bad even now though I would agree that it is not quite pleasant.

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Here's a biggie!

Smokers stink!

Sometimes they're just a lil stinky but in the winter months when they smoke inside of their cars with the windows up. Holy ****!    :o

I was in the store the other day waiting my turn in the checkout line. A woman got in line behind me and I got a whiff of her stale cigarette stank. I swear, I almost gagged, I was thisclose. I had to change lines before I lost my lunch.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1764 on: January 12, 2018, 04:02:24 pm »
OFFTOPIC: something that struck me as interesting was while in Europe, one collects coins in normal life but compared to the US, there can be a substantial amount of money in a handful of Euro coins. They have 2 Euro and (I think) 3 Euro coins, and I would end up with a considerable sum of money rattling in my pocket. Not at all like the US, where our largest common coin is only $0.25 and most are smaller yet so a fistful of US coins is not very much in value (though high in annoyance, especially wearing riding gear). I do not know how large your coins are but even one pound is far larger than any of our (common) coins.

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That's pretty much the norm at most UK & indeed EUropean (which is where Aldi comes from) supermarkets/places that supply trollies.

The normal rate over here is £1 or €1 although you can buy tokens that clip on your key ring to use in them instead.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1765 on: January 12, 2018, 04:34:18 pm »
From top to bottom.
1p,2p,5p,10p,20p,50p,£1,£2

(ok technically the last one is a €2 as I don't have any £2 coins on me)



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OFFTOPIC: something that struck me as interesting was while in Europe, one collects coins in normal life but compared to the US, there can be a substantial amount of money in a handful of Euro coins. They have 2 Euro and (I think) 3 Euro coins, and I would end up with a considerable sum of money rattling in my pocket. Not at all like the US, where our largest common coin is only $0.25 and most are smaller yet so a fistful of US coins is not very much in value (though high in annoyance, especially wearing riding gear). I do not know how large your coins are but even one pound is far larger than any of our (common) coins.

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1766 on: January 12, 2018, 05:00:53 pm »
...post after post complaining about shopping carts!  :deadhorse:




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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1767 on: January 12, 2018, 05:55:11 pm »
What no threepenny bit and halfpence?
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1768 on: January 13, 2018, 01:02:55 am »
What no threepenny bit and halfpence?

Not since 1971 for the former (and yes I did use pre decimal coinage as a kid) and 1984 (i think it was) for the latter :)

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1769 on: January 13, 2018, 05:11:26 am »
It has not been all that long that I have been able to smell cigarette smoke, either the smoke itself or residue as you mention having smelled in the store, as I used to smoke myself. Oddly enough, now that I can smell it, it really does not bother me and other people can actually smoke in my house if they want to. We even provide ash trays. :-)

But I can also smell it on other people once is a while and it is like a bolt of lightening; I grew up in a home with smokers and smoked myself and so never smelled that scent for decades. Now when I do my first reaction is surprise. And it really is not all that bad even now though I would agree that it is not quite pleasant.

Brian

You quit smoking cigs but still allow smoking in your house? I'm guessing that your wife still smokes? My wife smoked when we were first married but she quit about 25 years ago and she complains more than I do about the stale cigarette stank that some people have. I never smoked but even when my wife did smoke she wouldn't do it in the house or the car. 
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