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Title: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 31, 2013, 10:09:10 am
This topic is for those things that you make you crazy.  I won't entertain politics nor religion.

I love BBCA detective/police shows.  For the most part they are low on violence and high on plots within plots and extremely good acting.

For the first time I saw George Gently last night and while I did like the show and could get into it easily the camera work made me  :censored: crazy.

I literally detest shows where the camera is bobbing (commonly referred to as 'shakey cam') all around.  I don't know what purpose it serves other than to showcase **** poor camera work.  There's absolutely no need for the camera to bob in a still shot.  This is one of the reasons I don't watch Modern Family or The Office.  I don't care how good the show is, if the camera is a bobbing, I'm not a watching.

 :censored: :censored: cameras!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Gumby on March 31, 2013, 10:34:50 am
People that are late to meetings, appointments, or anything else.   :banghead:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: gPink on March 31, 2013, 11:16:39 am
Sunday drivers on a Saturday.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Stasch on March 31, 2013, 11:21:58 am
Voice mails or emails that say:  'call me'
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Cuda on March 31, 2013, 12:06:58 pm
Sunday drivers on a Saturday.

Then DON"T more to South FL EVERYDAY is SUNDAY
They drive 10-15 below speed , will make U turns at anytime even though  the SIGN say's NO U turn, turn signals are optional , can't figure out why the light has not changed (don't pull up far enough ::) get the picture >:(
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: sherob on March 31, 2013, 12:10:18 pm
You start watching an awesome series on Netflix... say, Outcast.  You are hooked... great sci-fi series... you finish season one... and... WHAT!?!?!  THAT'S IT!!!!  :censored: ME!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 31, 2013, 12:44:00 pm
Which brings to mind another issue...

SCIFI type series that only last a season, sometimes two, yet are wildly popular.  Firefly comes to mind immediately.  Then Dresden.  There was another one.....hmmmm Brimstone.  I really liked that one.  I also detest moving them to different time slots.  Makes me crazy.

Glad to see you're using one of the new emoticons I loaded in.  Unlike the above, that doesn't make me crazy.

Do you mean 'Outcasts'?  If so, putting one thing in print and meaning another makes me crazy.  ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 31, 2013, 12:55:21 pm
The forum going belly up.....that makes me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Strawboss on March 31, 2013, 01:03:35 pm
The bobboing camera style is becoming very popular due to folks with short attentions spans and the fact that movement keeps your eyes on the screen, it also is supposed to lend a kind of grittiness and a feeling as if you are there watching the actors and being in the same room, looking back and forth as if your eyes were the camera, its a technique that started awhile ago and made famous by shows like NYPD Blue. I hate it, its as if the director is trying to tell me where to look, where he thinks my attention should be. Have we becoming that stupid......oh..... never mind.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 31, 2013, 01:20:08 pm
Watching a series on Amazon (I'm a Prime member) and then finding out you need to pay for the final seasons....which I have if I liked it enough.  That makes me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 31, 2013, 01:21:39 pm
Finding a squirrel in my gutters building a nest...that makes me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Strawboss on March 31, 2013, 01:51:02 pm
While riding and switching to reserve and finding you are already on reserve makes me crazy. ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: sherob on March 31, 2013, 01:55:22 pm
Outcasts... you are correct.  ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 31, 2013, 02:13:41 pm
Forum members saying it's my job to come up with smiley/emoticon locations....this makes me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: sherob on March 31, 2013, 03:01:11 pm
Forum members saying it's my job to come up with smiley/emoticon locations....this makes me crazy.

 ;D

Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Son of Pappy on March 31, 2013, 06:33:21 pm
Newbs asking for help only to be told to use the search function :doh: :doh:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Rhino on March 31, 2013, 07:02:34 pm
The stupid warnings that take over the LCD on the C14. Like low fuel. That's precisely the time you might want the range screen. But no, giant, blinking, dangerously demanding your attention. They need to do it like my Nissan truck. Low fuel, or TPMS warning comes up, push the button once to acknowledge it and it goes away.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Madcow on March 31, 2013, 09:31:42 pm
Reality shows, the studios came up with reality shows to get ratings. People that watch them should get a life because living is reality not some stupid TV show.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 01, 2013, 04:14:25 am
I feel your pain...
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: sherob on April 01, 2013, 07:52:45 am
The Walking Dead is over for the season...  :-[
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Rhino on April 01, 2013, 09:29:15 am
The Walking Dead is over for the season...  :-[

I know! What happened to the governor?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Gumby on April 01, 2013, 09:47:00 am
The Walking Dead is over for the season...  :-[
That my son lives for this stupid show.  :o
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on April 01, 2013, 11:10:23 am
wiminz makes me crazy (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/icon10.gif)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: rush2112 on April 01, 2013, 11:20:32 am
Sitting down to watch an hour of commercials and that dang Walking Dead show breaks in every now and then... :o :o :o
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: ZG on April 01, 2013, 12:52:30 pm
1. Seeing big breasted women I don't know in tube tops and knowing that it would be out of line for me to just walk up and pull it down.  :banghead:
 
2. Folks that spend 10 to 15 grand on a bike and then go uber cheap or home made went it comes to accessories, tires, or gear.  >:(
 
3. Better MPG threads on bikes.  :censored:
 
 
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: tweeter55 on April 01, 2013, 12:56:17 pm
Having to work what are you guys/gals are posting on the Internet.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: sherob on April 01, 2013, 01:08:13 pm
1. Seeing big breasted women I don't know in tube tops and knowing that it would be out of line for me to just walk up and pull it down.  :banghead:


Is this today, or dreams of your 70's youth?  ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: ZG on April 01, 2013, 01:28:22 pm
Is this today, or dreams of your 70's youth?  ;D

Today! Tube tops thank goodness are making a comeback!  :P
 
In my youth of the 70's (FYI I was only born in 70) I would have just done it and let my parents take the beatings...  ;D
 
 
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: sherob on April 01, 2013, 01:47:38 pm

Today! Tube tops thank goodness are making a comeback!  :P
 
In my youth of the 70's (FYI I was only born in 70) I would have just done it and let my parents take the beatings...  ;D

 :hail: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Rhino on April 01, 2013, 03:29:58 pm
Sitting down to watch an hour of commercials and that dang Walking Dead show breaks in every now and then... :o :o :o

3 words:  D....   V....    R.....
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Madcow on April 01, 2013, 04:49:55 pm
3 words:  D....   V....    R.....
Totally agree.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Sgt Mac on April 01, 2013, 05:50:07 pm
wiminz makes me crazy ([url]http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/icon10.gif[/url])


Me too.

http://youtu.be/yVw96wzmZC8 (http://youtu.be/yVw96wzmZC8)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: ZG on April 01, 2013, 08:47:35 pm
;D

Just curious... how long is too long to watch that?  :-\
 
 ;D :thumbs: :chugbeer:
                       
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Son of Pappy on April 01, 2013, 10:53:14 pm

Just curious... how long is too long to watch that?  :-\
 
 ;D :thumbs: :chugbeer:
                     
Jay, you musta been a sprinter in HS ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Gumby on April 01, 2013, 11:18:04 pm
Jay, you musta been a sprinter in HS ;)
Ha, we partied way to much to go out for track.  ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 02, 2013, 06:18:07 am
I really liked Peter Sellers.  Actually cried when he died.  Such a great actor.  Having marvelous people die early.   That makes me crazy.

As a reminder to all, this thread is PG rated as all of them are in the Open Forum board.  This is to no one in particular...................................................................Gumby!   ;)   This makes me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Cold Streak on April 02, 2013, 09:06:05 am
Getting asked to take a survey or a follow up phone call for darn near everything I do.  No exaggeration, I have not done anything lately involving a purchase either for business or personal, in which I haven't gotten a request for a survey or a phone call asking for my opinion of the service or product.  It's making me crazy!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 02, 2013, 09:09:27 am
As a follow on to that, surveys that tend to ask way too many questions to the point of me saying  :censored: it.  This makes me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on April 02, 2013, 09:13:34 am
Drivers who don't use their turn signals, that makes me crazy.

Drivers who put their turn signals on AFTER they're already in the turn lane or WHILE they're making the turn, that makes me insane.

Hello people! Turn signals are to let others know what the hell you're doing! If you're already in the turn lane, or going around the corner, we already know dip :censored:!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: connie1 on April 02, 2013, 09:30:17 am
Surveys that don't pay...that makes me crazy.  Let me explain.

In farming there are no small purchases.  Everything is in the thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars.  Companies have a lot to gain by needling your information out of you, so they do phone surveys to get this info.  I ask  " How much are you paying me for my info and time?"
"Well sir, we will include you in a draw for X (some cheap piece of #$&@)"
"You are getting paid to ask for my information, your company is getting paid for the information , I want to get paid for giving you the information."
"Well sir this is not a paying survey."
"You can call me when it is".  Click
Now do this twice a day from October to April and you can see why this makes me crazy.

There are some surveys that will send you $50 for your time.  Receiving the $50 is still elusive to me so I don't do any surveys anymore.
Federal government surveys are required by law but answering them truthfully isn't so you know what happens there.

Rant complete....I feel better already.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: sherob on April 02, 2013, 09:47:18 am
Drivers who don't use their turn signals, that makes me crazy.

Drivers who put their turn signals on AFTER they're already in the turn lane or WHILE they're making the turn, that makes me insane.

Hello people! Turn signals are to let others know what the hell you're doing! If you're already in the turn lane, or going around the corner, we already know dipshit!

... or those who attend the church of Our Wholly Mother Of The Perpetual Left Blinker?    :censored: wad!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on April 02, 2013, 09:57:01 am
... or those who attend the church of Our Wholly Mother Of The Perpetual Left Blinker?    :censored: wad!

Ah, you mean Blinker Boy. Sadly, I know him/her all too well.    :o
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: ZG on April 02, 2013, 10:50:46 am
This is to no one in particular...................................................................Gumby!   ;)   

He's a slow learner Sparky...  ;) ;D
 
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: MrPepsi on April 02, 2013, 11:12:51 am
That moment when you realize there is just no avoiding that sneeze you're about to have with your full face helmet on.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Gumby on April 02, 2013, 11:46:18 am
As a reminder to all, this thread is PG rated as all of them are in the Open Forum board.  This is to no one in particular...................................................................Gumby!   ;)   This makes me crazy.
Boobs are PG. Oh can I say boobs.

Asking if I can say a word when we are all adults here. That makes me crazy.

Admins deleting my posts after I spent hours searching for the right picture to post. That makes me crazy.  ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: MrPepsi on April 02, 2013, 11:49:22 am
YOu can say it as long as its spelled boobies, because that's a bird.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: ManWorkinghere on April 02, 2013, 01:26:15 pm
- TV commercial by Peter Francis Geraci about Bankruptcy processing.  Delivered in a dead fish-eye, monotone tone with no inflection.  I swear he is a Zombie in a suit.
(http://i2.ytimg.com/vi/1fGconuLroc/mqdefault.jpg)

- listening to the radio while painting, working in garage, etc., and the same commercial plays four times in 15 minutes, 16 times in an hour.

- and My All Time Winner = Watching the stop light change and waiting for each car to decide to move AFTER the car in front of them moves one car length in front of them !!!  Everyone should move like a freight train, all at the same time, instead of a :censored: inchworm/accordion/Slinky

(http://www.wxii12.com/image/view/-/5093868/medRes/2/-/h/252/maxh/92/maxw/138/w/378/-/630l3z/-/GENERIC-Traffic-Jam-Stop-Light---21300069.jpg)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: sherob on April 02, 2013, 01:47:24 pm
Spacers... you know them... they are in front of you in traffic... the guy that has 10 car lengths between him and the other car.  Everyone and their Uncle is jumping in front of him, and he keeps adjusting the gap accordingly.   :censored:

Left Lane Nannies... they sit in the left lane, right next to the guy in the right lane!  They aren't passing anyone... why are they in the left lane!  They won't speed up and change lanes... the guy in the right lane speeds up, but Left Lane Nanny speeds up too!  :cannon:

Tailgaters... it's a sport here in the Denver area.  You can have 20 cars in front of you, but that guy behind you thinks he can push/shove/scare traffic ahead of you by sitting in your backseat.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on April 02, 2013, 02:01:47 pm
Spacers... you know them... they are in front of you in traffic... the guy that has 10 car lengths between him and the other car.  Everyone and their Uncle is jumping in front of him, and he keeps adjusting the gap accordingly.   :censored:

Left Lane Nannies... they sit in the left lane, right next to the guy in the right lane!  They aren't passing anyone... why are they in the left lane!  They won't speed up and change lanes... the guy in the right lane speeds up, but Left Lane Nanny speeds up too!  :cannon:

Tailgaters... it's a sport here in the Denver area.  You can have 20 cars in front of you, but that guy behind you thinks he can push/shove/scare traffic ahead of you by sitting in your backseat.


"lane split" is the motorcycle solution to all your woes (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/bigthumb.gif)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: sherob on April 02, 2013, 02:06:58 pm
"lane split" is the motorcycle solution to all your woes ([url]http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/bigthumb.gif[/url])


If I'm on my bike... everything is "Irie"... it's when you add 2 more wheels that things get lees than ideal.  8)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on April 02, 2013, 02:30:39 pm
If I'm on my bike... everything is "Irie"... it's when you add 2 more wheels that things get lees than ideal.  8)

yes sir +1 for me too
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on April 02, 2013, 02:36:09 pm
- TV commercial by Peter Francis Geraci about Bankruptcy processing.  Delivered in a dead fish-eye, monotone tone with no inflection.  I swear he is a Zombie in a suit.
([url]http://i2.ytimg.com/vi/1fGconuLroc/mqdefault.jpg[/url])


That's funny  :censored: right there! I've thought that VERY same thing when I've seen this piece of wood in his TV spots.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 02, 2013, 02:41:49 pm
Boobs are PG. Oh can I say boobs.

Asking if I can say a word when we are all adults here. That makes me crazy.

Admins deleting my posts after I spent hours searching for the right picture to post. That makes me crazy.  ;D

Making members crazy.....priceless. ;D 
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 03, 2013, 07:25:48 am
Watched History Detectives last night on MPT.  One new segment and the rest reruns.  Advertising the show as new but really containing mostly reruns, makes me crazy.

And speaking of TV.....  The DVR not recording first run shows (when it's set to do that), yet loves to record all the ones I've seen previously or not at all, makes me crazy.

FIM World Superbike not being televised on a channel that I get, makes me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: gPink on April 03, 2013, 07:29:20 am
 :censored: :censored: credit card processing companies. A bunch of  :censored: thieves.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: tweeter55 on April 03, 2013, 09:20:08 am
Missing a hole-in-one by this much >______ < :yikes: :censored: :censored: :censored: :yikes:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Strawboss on April 03, 2013, 10:18:54 am
Two things. On dehumidifiers, they quote number of pints it holds. Now, when was the last time anybody used pints as a measurement? Quarts, sure, gallons, yes, liters, all the time at work. i'm standing there at the store trying to calculate how many pints/quarts/gallons.......crap, just put down gallons or liters ok. And another thing, this practice of showing how long a movie is. How many people talk about the length of a movie in minutes other than the morons who make them? So, here I am, trying to figure out how long a movie is......126 minutes, ok, lets see, 90 minutes, hour and a half, plus, lets see, 36 minutes.....ok over two hours....ok, 2 hours and 6 minutes. Why not just say 2 hours and 6 minutes? I know, I know 30 pints sound like a lot and 126 minutes sounds like a loot, and we Americans like things big and a lot of it, soccer, boring, scores of 1 to 0, American football, now theres something, scores, 6 points at a time, 28 to 7, now theres something we can like huh? Marketing.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on April 03, 2013, 10:38:52 am
Are you looking for a new dehumidifier Boss? I bought this top rated (Consumer Reports) last year and it does it's job VERY well. It even has a removable/cleanable filter. It's about time they started using these. 

Frigidaire FAD704DUD

I almost forgot, 70 pints.    ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: BruceR on April 03, 2013, 11:11:37 am
Not being able to see the boob picture that Gumby posted makes me crazy.  :loco:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Cholla on April 03, 2013, 11:19:47 am
BEER comes in pints!
Mind yer Ps and Qs.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Strawboss on April 03, 2013, 01:51:14 pm
YES, Fridgidaire, not sure of the number though. The one I'm looking at is 30 pints, the reason I like it is no electronic bottons, plain old rotary switch. Cholla, how many gallons is 30 pints? ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: sherob on April 03, 2013, 02:17:03 pm
People that :censored: waste my :censored: time!  If you schedule a :censored: meeting, and you :censored: can't make that
 :censored: meeting, you should :censored: let everyone know so they aren't just :censored: sitting around twiddling their  :censored: fingers waiting on your :censored: :censored:!

WHEW!  I feel :censored: better!  8)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Strawboss on April 03, 2013, 02:30:30 pm
Sherob, just tell us how the  :censored: you feel.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on April 03, 2013, 02:38:46 pm
People that :censored: waste my :censored: time!  If you schedule a :censored: meeting, and you :censored: can't make that
 :censored: meeting, you should :censored: let everyone know so they aren't just :censored: sitting around twiddling their  :censored: fingers waiting on your :censored: :censored:!

WHEW!  I feel :censored: better!  8)

Did you have any  :censored: doughnuts at this :censored: meeting? If not, there's your :censored: problem.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on April 03, 2013, 02:56:37 pm
People that :censored: waste my :censored: time!  If you schedule a :censored: meeting, and you :censored: can't make that
 :censored: meeting, you should :censored: let everyone know so they aren't just :censored: sitting around twiddling their  :censored: fingers waiting on your :censored: :censored:!

WHEW!  I feel :censored: better!  8)


+1

Yes sir that should go for CONFERENCE CALLS too (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/bigthumb.gif)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 03, 2013, 04:02:56 pm
It makes me  :censored: proud to see that one of the latest smileys that I installed is being used wisely.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on April 03, 2013, 04:05:29 pm
It makes me  :censored: proud to see that one of the latest smileys that I installed is being used wisely.


I don't  :censored:ing see it in the list, but can you please install (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/bigthumb.gif) so I don't have to :censored:ing paste it all the time  ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 03, 2013, 05:20:43 pm
If you select the [more] link under the smileys showing when you post a reply it should be in the pop up smiley list.  Are you saying it isn't there?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 03, 2013, 05:23:07 pm
Going to a restaurant that everyone says is great and then finding out it sucks....that makes me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: BruceR on April 03, 2013, 05:42:26 pm
 :censored: people walking 3 abreast in the parking lot and not getting their  :censored: arses out of the way for me to drive by makes me  :censored: crazy.  Move your fat  :censored: asses you fat  :censored: :censored:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Strawboss on April 03, 2013, 06:02:59 pm
 :censored:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: ZG on April 03, 2013, 06:18:09 pm
:censored: people walking 3 abreast

 
(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/confused1.gif) (http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/smiley_dunno.gif)
 
(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/dsfokewpokrew.jpg)
 
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Rick Hall on April 03, 2013, 06:30:03 pm
TFR when you have the chariot reserved for the whole afternoon.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: BruceR on April 03, 2013, 06:31:35 pm

([url]http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/confused1.gif[/url]) ([url]http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/smiley_dunno.gif[/url])
 
([url]http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/dsfokewpokrew.jpg[/url])

# abreast, as in 3 wide.  Not 3 breastesses.  Then I'd  :censored: complain because I only have 2  :censored: hands
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on April 03, 2013, 06:58:18 pm
Quote
I don't  :censored:ing see it in the list, but can you please install ([url]http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/bigthumb.gif[/url]) so I don't have to :censored:ing paste it all the time  ;D


Quote
If you select the [more] link under the smileys showing when you post a reply it should be in the pop up smiley list.  Are you saying it isn't there?


I don't see this one there --------->   (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/bigthumb.gif)

But I may be blind
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 03, 2013, 07:35:53 pm
Hmmm.  I'm running the same smiley set as you so I'm wondering what's going on.   This makes me crazy.  I'll look some more in the morning when I'm not so crazy.

Taking medicine that only gives the dose in ml. instead of teaspoons.  This makes me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on April 03, 2013, 07:37:26 pm
its the "thumbup" I was looking for and can't see
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 03, 2013, 08:06:13 pm
its the "thumbup" I was looking for and can't see

This one  :thumbs: ?  It should be between  :feedback: :thumbs: :goodpost: .
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on April 03, 2013, 08:08:57 pm
This one  :thumbs: ?  It should be between  :feedback: :thumbs: :goodpost: .


no sir....... this one ----->  (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/bigthumb.gif)

Thats what I've been begging for all along   :D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 03, 2013, 08:10:04 pm
I'll see what I can do about that guv'ner.....
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on April 03, 2013, 08:26:31 pm
I'll see what I can do about that guv'ner.....


wow thank you sir (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/bigthumb.gif)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: ZG on April 03, 2013, 08:27:49 pm
# abreast, as in 3 wide.  Not 3 breastesses.  Then I'd  :censored: complain because I only have 2  :censored: hands

 :rotflmao: :thumbs:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Gumby on April 03, 2013, 09:30:25 pm
This thread is starting to drive me crazy.
(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j225/gage1126/carsons2ndbirthday29.jpg)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on April 04, 2013, 04:38:03 am
Seal - Crazy (Video) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Fc67yQsPqQ#)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: gPink on April 04, 2013, 04:48:31 am
A black guy in a KKK robe? That's crazy!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Cholla on April 04, 2013, 05:41:02 am
30 pints is 30 BEERS!

Almost 4 gallons.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 04, 2013, 06:52:59 am
This thread delivers!  :finger_fing11: ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 04, 2013, 06:56:09 am
Buying a Keurig coffee maker and finding out it doesn't do a full cup of coffee.  That makes me crazy.

Finding out how much those little coffee whatchamacallits cost.  That makes me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Sgt Mac on April 04, 2013, 07:04:35 am
Buying a Keurig coffee maker and finding out it doesn't do a full cup of coffee.  That makes me crazy.

Finding out how much those little coffee whatchamacallits cost.  That makes me crazy.


I love mine, you can buy reusable cups that you can fill with whatever coffee you want. For me, the convenience is worth the cost.

http://youtu.be/VzV9QExGFQs (http://youtu.be/VzV9QExGFQs)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 04, 2013, 07:13:51 am
Apt song for this thread.  Not thinking of it first.  That makes me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on April 04, 2013, 09:08:28 am
This thread delivers!  :finger_fing11: ;D

Nice, thank you sir for adding my custom thumbs up!  :finger_fing11:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: ZG on April 04, 2013, 10:24:12 am
This thread delivers!  :finger_fing11: ;D

Sparky turning into Steve makes me crazy...  ;D
 
 
top  :finger_fing11:
 
Oh crap, now I'm doing it...  :doh:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on April 04, 2013, 10:37:55 am

Sparky turning into Steve makes me crazy...  ;D
 
 
top  :finger_fing11:
 
Oh crap, now I'm doing it...  :doh:


Rock on wit dat!  (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/avatars/rocker.gif)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: sherob on April 04, 2013, 12:23:16 pm
Buying a Keurig coffee maker and finding out it doesn't do a full cup of coffee.  That makes me crazy.

Finding out how much those little coffee whatchamacallits cost.  That makes me crazy.

Buying a new :censored: Keurig after 2 :censored: :censored: years because it made itty bitty :censored: demitasse :censored: cups drove me :censored: :censored: bat crazy too!  ;D  Welcome to the :censored: club!  8) 

I did buy my new one @ Target using my Red Card and Pharmacy Rewards card, getting 10% off... :censored: A!  :)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: tweeter55 on April 04, 2013, 12:33:58 pm
http://youtu.be/2OVtpnpCOKM (http://youtu.be/2OVtpnpCOKM)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on April 04, 2013, 12:35:10 pm
Having to move two other :censored: bikes in the designated MC parking here at work in order to get my :censored: bike out! :censored: holes!!!!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Cold Streak on April 04, 2013, 01:27:32 pm
Quote
# abreast, as in 3 wide.  Not 3 breastesses.  Then I'd  complain because I only have 2  hands

Yes, but you also have a mouth, I believe.  This would make me crazy in a good way. 
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: BruceR on April 05, 2013, 06:25:48 am
Yes, but you also have a mouth, I believe.  This would make me crazy in a good way.
Aha!  A problem solver!  A solution giver!  Not thinking of this first makes me  :censored:
I wonder if my wife will get suspicious if I ask her to stand next to the microwave all day?  :finger_fing11:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on April 05, 2013, 07:30:08 am
Riding to work and seeing all the :censored: trash that :censored: people throw out of the windows of their :censored: cars! What the :censored: is wrong with people? You can't :censored: wait and put that :censored: trash where it belongs? :censored: :censored: holes!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: ManWorkinghere on April 09, 2013, 12:58:01 pm
Riding to work and seeing all the :censored: trash that :censored: people throw out of the windows of their :censored: cars! What the :censored: is wrong with people? You can't :censored: wait and put that :censored: trash where it belongs? :censored: :censored: holes!

Similar for me is seeing a cigarette smoker finish a drag and throw the :censored: butt out the car/truck/minivan/SUV's window!  This is the same piece of :censored: that they had in their car while it was pleasuring them.  Now it has served its purpose, they cannot keep the  :censored: around them anymore. 

I so much want to reach out and stuff the piece of :censored: back into their window.  Arrgh.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Toxz Qwaste on April 09, 2013, 01:47:10 pm
Getting cut off in traffic and then the finger from someone with a 'cOesIsT' bumper sticker



Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on April 09, 2013, 02:16:29 pm
Similar for me is seeing a cigarette smoker finish a drag and throw the :censored: butt out the car/truck/minivan/SUV's window!  This is the same piece of :censored: that they had in their car while it was pleasuring them.  Now it has served its purpose, they cannot keep the  :censored: around them anymore. 

I so much want to reach out and stuff the piece of :censored: back into their window.  Arrgh.


Yep, more :censored: :censored: holes at work. This also makes me crazy. How can these :censored: think that it's ok to throw their :censored: lit butt out the :censored: window?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: MrPepsi on April 09, 2013, 02:21:51 pm
Moving all retail stores to a new XenApp server farm followed by a private IP subnet change for all stores. Both of which involve multiple outside vendors, but both have to be done seperate from each other over the next several months.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 09, 2013, 02:22:33 pm
My Firefox spell checker not working here in the forum.  This makes me crazy.

Hmmm....it just worked.  This makes me more crazy.   :censored: :censored: :censored: and  :censored:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 09, 2013, 02:22:59 pm
Moving all retail stores to a new XenApp server farm followed by a private IP subnet change for all stores. Both of which involve multiple outside vendors, but both have to be done seperate from each other over the next several months.

 :yikes:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: MrPepsi on April 09, 2013, 02:29:54 pm
:yikes:

Yeah, we found out the private IP ranges we are using 172.32.x.x are not PCI compliant and we need to move everyone at or below 172.31.x.x

But the XenApp move is a welcome one.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: gPink on April 09, 2013, 03:49:08 pm
Similar for me is seeing a cigarette smoker finish a drag and throw the :censored: butt out the car/truck/minivan/SUV's window!  This is the same piece of :censored: that they had in their car while it was pleasuring them.  Now it has served its purpose, they cannot keep the  :censored: around them anymore. 

I so much want to reach out and stuff the piece of :censored: back into their window.  Arrgh.

If you replaced  :censored: with :censored: or  :censored: , a person might think you were talking about someones' girlfriend.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: GeeBeav on April 11, 2013, 10:39:12 pm
Riding with someone in a car, they turn up the radio to listen to a good song - that's cool.

But when the song is over, and a commercial comes on, TURN IT DOWN. Sheesh.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 12, 2013, 10:11:42 am
Bathroom motion detected faucets that only stay on for a second.  Not enough time to rinse hands properly.  This was in a Bob Evans in Richmond today.  This makes me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on April 12, 2013, 10:16:26 am
Drivers who insist on driving 5 to 10 mph UNDER the speed limit on a two lane road while a line of cars builds up behind them while everyone is afraid to pass. This is not a problem when I'm on the bike but makes me :censored: crazy when I'm in the cage. 
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: ljcorby on April 12, 2013, 10:25:18 am
Drivers who insist on driving 5 to 10 mph UNDER the speed limit on a two lane road while a line of cars builds up behind them while everyone is afraid to pass. This is not a problem when I'm on the bike but makes me :censored: crazy when I'm in the cage.

+1 absolutely!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 12, 2013, 01:05:48 pm
When watching a paranormal show and the  :censored: idiots doing the investigating all get surprised and yell when something happens.  It's like they weren't expecting it?  I mean, you're looking for ghosts and whatever and when you find one you get all scared like it's the first one you've ever seen.  I hate that  :censored: .  Now if one of them was lifted up into the air and slung into a wall, I could understand that, but not what these people are experiencing.  This makes me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: gPink on April 12, 2013, 01:12:49 pm
...and yet you watch the show.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 12, 2013, 01:22:14 pm
 :doh:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on April 12, 2013, 01:26:48 pm
When watching a paranormal show and the  :censored: idiots doing the investigating all get surprised and yell when something happens.  It's like they weren't expecting it?  I mean, you're looking for ghosts and whatever and when you find one you get all scared like it's the first one you've ever seen.  I hate that  :censored: .  Now if one of them was lifted up into the air and slung into a wall, I could understand that, but not what these people are experiencing.  This makes me crazy.

I'd pay a dollar to see that!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 12, 2013, 01:28:10 pm
Well, that's why I watch those shows....I'm ever hopeful.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on April 12, 2013, 01:35:47 pm
when my friends don't wear their gear it sometimes drives me crazy

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/junk1/rearofbike.jpg) (http://s80.photobucket.com/user/stevewfl/media/junk1/rearofbike.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: tweeter55 on April 12, 2013, 01:44:12 pm
What kind of friends do you hang out with, Steve?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on April 12, 2013, 01:48:06 pm
What kind of friends do you hang out with, Steve?

Friends with a nice rear view.   :P
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on April 12, 2013, 02:26:09 pm
I just had my first experience with Windows 8. That POS makes me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Gumby on April 12, 2013, 02:28:12 pm
I just had my first experience with Windows 8. That POS makes me crazy.
+1

I installed that on my home desk top and now it is a paper weight.  >:(
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: gPink on April 12, 2013, 04:39:19 pm
XP...XP...XP...
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: sherob on April 12, 2013, 04:55:01 pm
Going Win7 at work Monday on my physical... have a Win7 VM already... snooze.  Why can't they just leave well :censored: enough alone already!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: quickwilly on April 18, 2013, 03:22:15 pm
-Spending all day trying to get the chipper started only to find out my son put a nail in the intake as I was trouble shooting. This in turn kept the intake stuck open fouling the plug. Wasn't until I pulled the head off that I found the culprit.

-Listening to my neighbor bitch about not having a privacy fence in our backyard. I have to remove about 6 chords off wood before I can even think about a fence you stupid C**T, you see me out here every F*****G weekend cutting down trees!!!

-Cage-rs turning in front of me.

-Granny marinating in the "passing" lane

-pre-meetings for meetings.

-People to stupid to be operating a REALLLLY expensive piece of equipment......This includes cars.

-Merging to a new server


Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 18, 2013, 04:13:38 pm
Coming to stop at a light and the car in front of me stopping several car lengths from the one in front of it and then creeping ever so slowly to make up the distance.

Transfer trucks trying to exist at the same spot that I am in.

All this makes me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on April 18, 2013, 07:44:37 pm
Going Win7 at work Monday on my physical... have a Win7 VM already... snooze.  Why can't they just leave well :censored: enough alone already!

Microshaft Winders gets worse!  Wait till they shove that lame Win8 down your throat


()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: MrPepsi on April 19, 2013, 11:53:59 am
()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()

Is this 15 nice ladies standing side by side?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Cold Streak on April 19, 2013, 07:54:35 pm
Going to a MotoGP race in a car.  First motorcycle race I've ever been to in a  :censored: car.  This makes me crazy.

Too much snow in MN to ride the bike, but still ...
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 19, 2013, 07:54:43 pm
Any product with a peel back label.  Invariably I peel off the whole thing and get  :censored: pissed off.  This makes me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 20, 2013, 07:09:37 am
Mini fluorescent light bulbs...  Not only do you need to worry about lumens, you have to worry about their color temperature.  If you replace one with the same lumens but use a different color temp in a set, it looks like  :censored: .  So now I have odd numbers of different color temp bulbs and finding more of the same can be difficult.  I also have to use a magnifying glass to read the very small print on the color as I don't usually keep the blister pack... This makes me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on April 20, 2013, 07:13:27 am
Mini fluorescent light bulbs...  Not only do you need to worry about lumens, you have to worry about their color temperature.  If you replace one with the same lumens but use a different color temp in a set, it looks like  :censored: .  So now I have odd numbers of different color temp bulbs and finding more of the same can be difficult.  I also have to use a magnifying glass to read the very small print on the color as I don't usually keep the blister pack... This makes me crazy.

You know what makes me crazy about those CFL? No way do they last as long as stated!    >:(
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 20, 2013, 07:37:45 am
They're all a bunch of  :censored: liars.  They last longer than the normal bulbs but nowhere near as long as they state on the package.  This makes me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: gPink on April 20, 2013, 08:04:14 am
If you leave them on they'll last longer. And save you more money.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on April 20, 2013, 08:12:19 am
If you leave them on they'll last longer. And save you more money.

They don't save me any money when they're off? This make me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 20, 2013, 03:27:11 pm
Beer overflowing the bottle when I'm not paying attention.  I don't know why it does that.  Most of the time it's when I'm walking with a bottle in my hand.   This makes me crazy (not the walking, the beer overflowing).
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: MrPepsi on April 20, 2013, 03:49:42 pm
Sam Adams does that a lot.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 20, 2013, 05:45:55 pm
Horrible waste of beer when that happens..
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: GeeBeav on April 20, 2013, 08:22:46 pm
When you buy a spray can of something - carb cleaner, contact cleaner, whatever - use it once or twice, then it won't spray anymore. There's 3/4 of a can left, won't come out.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 21, 2013, 07:19:07 am
Yep.  Also applies to caulk.

Replying to a post and thinking that you'll be the 'next one' in line and someone beats you to it or you're off by a couple of posts and your answer then makes no sense at all.

All this makes me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on April 21, 2013, 07:31:45 am
People who refuse to use the 'quote' function so that others may know what the hell they're replying to without having to ask. This makes me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: gPink on April 21, 2013, 07:34:50 am
Yeah, I hate to waste beer.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 21, 2013, 07:58:20 am
People who refuse to use the 'quote' function so that others may know what the hell they're replying to without having to ask. This makes me crazy.

 :D   You should know what I'm talking about by now.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: GeeBeav on April 21, 2013, 08:06:04 am
People who refuse to use the 'quote' function

People who overuse of the "quote" function, i.e. quote an entire long post, including several pics, and respond with a one-word answer like "yes".
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on April 21, 2013, 08:28:40 am
:D   You should know what I'm talking about by now.

Maybe I do, maybe I don't.   ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: sherob on April 21, 2013, 11:13:18 am
People who overuse of the "quote" function, i.e. quote an entire long post, including several pics, and respond with a one-word answer like "yes".

 :censored: yes!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Strawboss on April 21, 2013, 01:28:12 pm
I quoted somebody once.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on April 22, 2013, 09:08:49 am
I get an e-mail from 'Paypal' asking me to click the supplied link and confirm my Paypal information.

The e-mail came from Juan@this.net.   :o

This makes me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 22, 2013, 09:32:37 am
It takes Jaun to know Jaun..
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: gPink on April 22, 2013, 09:33:36 am
 :doh:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on April 22, 2013, 09:36:38 am
So I've been told.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: sherob on April 22, 2013, 10:06:24 am
Jaun is a lonely...  8)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: ZG on April 22, 2013, 12:16:18 pm
It takes Jaun to know Jaun..

 ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Cholla on April 22, 2013, 01:34:59 pm
Juan more time now!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 06, 2013, 01:51:57 pm
New glasses for the computer....well, actually for me but I'm going to use them to see the screen.  I'm trying those new fangled lenses that don't have lines.  The computer piece is in the center, long distance at the top (smallish), and reading at the bottom (smallish).  I hates it I does so far.    :censored: glasses.  I'm going to try them for a week and see if I can get used to them.  If not, it's the traditional bifocals for me.    The only thing good for glasses is liquor.    Eye glasses make me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on May 06, 2013, 02:23:49 pm
New glasses for the computer....well, actually for me but I'm going to use them to see the screen.  I'm trying those new fangled lenses that don't have lines.  The computer piece is in the center, long distance at the top (smallish), and reading at the bottom (smallish).  I hates it I does so far.    :censored: glasses.  I'm going to try them for a week and see if I can get used to them.  If not, it's the traditional bifocals for me.    The only thing good for glasses is liquor.    Eye glasses make me crazy.

I've been using those no-line glasses for a while now. It takes a bit of getting used to them but once you do, you'll like them. Well, as much as you can like having those damn things hanging from your nose and ears.    8)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 06, 2013, 03:19:29 pm
Members changing their handle names.....this makes me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Son of Pappy on May 06, 2013, 05:42:20 pm
Members changing their handle names.....this makes me crazy.
"You talkin to me Willis"? ;D  May the sign be with you ;)

Do Avatars have the same effect?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 06, 2013, 06:12:14 pm
Absolutely.   Members changing avatars makes me crazy.  Chief amongst the crazies is Pokey.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: BruceR on May 06, 2013, 06:14:18 pm
Absolutely.   Members changing avatars makes me crazy.  Chief amongst the crazies is Pokey.
Yup, and none of them even remotely resemble Gumby's sidekick.  Makes me  :censored: crazy
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: tweeter55 on May 06, 2013, 07:13:14 pm
 With no lines on the glasses, isn't it possible you might spill a little of that liquor?  Man, that would drive me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 07, 2013, 04:27:56 am
I keep reaching for the glass and nothing happens.  This makes me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on May 07, 2013, 07:58:28 am
Absolutely.   Members changing avatars makes me crazy.  Chief amongst the crazies is Pokey.

Not true, he uses Rotella he can't be crazy!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 07, 2013, 08:16:30 am
I beg to differ.. ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on May 07, 2013, 09:07:49 am
I beg to differ.. ;)

I'm mistaken about him being not crazy, or him using Rotella?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on May 07, 2013, 09:11:14 am
I keep reaching for the glass and nothing happens.  This makes me crazy.

Maybe your arm isn't long enough Jim? Ask your wife to move the glass closer to you.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Son of Pappy on May 07, 2013, 10:38:46 am
Maybe your arm isn't long enough Jim? Ask your wife to move the glass closer to you.
Ask????? :-X
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on May 07, 2013, 10:40:38 am
Ask????? :-X

Well, he probably doesn't want to be wearing the contents of the glass in question.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Son of Pappy on May 07, 2013, 10:45:34 am
Well, he probably doesn't want to be wearing the contents of the glass in question.
I'm willing to bet she's a sensible person who doesn't tolerate alcohol abuse, she'd probably scoop up the adult beverage with a twinkle in her eye and GULP it down ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 07, 2013, 11:30:15 am
I'm mistaken about him being not crazy, or him using Rotella?

Take your pick.  ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on May 07, 2013, 02:46:53 pm
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/avatars/lol.gif) (http://s80.photobucket.com/user/stevewfl/media/avatars/lol.gif.html)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Rhino on May 07, 2013, 02:54:14 pm
http://youtu.be/majFrn3j1Co (http://youtu.be/majFrn3j1Co)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 07, 2013, 05:23:44 pm
Actually she doesn't and she's the best thing that ever happened to me..  She's the only one that puts up with my personality.  I do like the song, however.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: DeansZG on May 07, 2013, 07:11:33 pm

  Those stupid commercials w/ Flo & that damn little green lizard....  Maybe they could put a burlap bag over Flo's head & maybe the lizard could get run over while crossing the highway 8)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 08, 2013, 04:39:50 am
I'm thinking that they both have run their course and as were on a TV subject....

Having the same commercial being run on the same show multiple times.  This makes me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Cold Streak on May 08, 2013, 07:26:56 am
Quote
Maybe they could put a burlap bag over Flo's head

I got the Progressive Insurance bag at the Motorcycle show with Flo's picture on it.  I use it for my grocery bag.  It seems to drive the bag boys crazy. 
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on May 08, 2013, 08:11:01 am
Shoes! How many :censored: shoes does one woman need?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Sgt Mac on May 08, 2013, 04:17:41 pm
Shoes! How many :censored: shoes does one woman need?

all of them
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on May 09, 2013, 04:16:34 am
all of them

She's working on it.    :o
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Strawboss on May 09, 2013, 09:04:11 am
The best invention ever invented, EVER? I mean THE BEST EVER? the "mute" button on the TV remote. Whoever invented it should be enshrined in the all time TV hall of fame. I never watch commercials, never, mute them all, better yet, record the show and fast forward through all the garbage that insults my intelligence.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on May 09, 2013, 09:14:26 am
The best invention ever invented, EVER? I mean THE BEST EVER? the "mute" button on the TV remote. Whoever invented it should be enshrined in the all time TV hall of fame. I never watch listen to commercials, never, mute them all, better yet, record the show and fast forward through all the garbage that insults my intelligence.

FIFY
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Rhino on May 09, 2013, 09:17:24 am
The best invention ever invented, EVER? I mean THE BEST EVER? the "mute" button on the TV remote. Whoever invented it should be enshrined in the all time TV hall of fame. I never watch commercials, never, mute them all, better yet, record the show and fast forward through all the garbage that insults my intelligence.

+1 Ever since I got a DVR, I can no longer watch live TV. Like this thread says, it "makes me crazy". Sometimes I'll walk into my wife watching some show and a commercial comes on. I try to fast forward but find she is watching live. Even if it's a show I want to watch, I leave the room. Can't do it anymore.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 09, 2013, 07:54:39 pm
I'm all the time fast forwarding live shows...never works.   I do some video on demand from Directv and some don't allow fast forward (NBC Grimm series).  This makes me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Gumby on May 10, 2013, 11:00:53 am
When you come cruising down out of the Sawtooth Mountains and you look in the mirror and see smoke. That makes me crazy (http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/ljmort/HPAnimated/crazy.gif) (http://media.photobucket.com/user/ljmort/media/HPAnimated/crazy.gif.html)

(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll112/tomdvaughan/100_0108-1.jpg) (http://s286.photobucket.com/user/tomdvaughan/media/100_0108-1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on May 10, 2013, 11:13:15 am
Fuji Capesta my bag is burning maing!    :o
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: sherob on May 10, 2013, 01:06:50 pm
Having :censored: back muscle spasms a couple weeks ago, not really thinking about it.  Then having sharp :censored: pain around the T8 to T6 area, the type of pain that takes your breath away!  I make an appt. with my surgeon who fused my L5/S1... something isn't right...  sleeping is a chore.  :o

 :censored: :censored: :censored: hurts!  They take xrays... looks like I now have degenerative disk disease in the thoracic area!  MRI's on the horizon now to see how bad... I do not want more :censored: surgery!  This would end my riding, pretty sure.  >:( 

 
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 10, 2013, 01:08:44 pm
Oh man, I'm so sorry.... :'(
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on May 10, 2013, 01:12:41 pm
I'm sorry too Rob, I hope that it all works out for you.   :grouphug:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on May 10, 2013, 11:39:29 pm
the color of her drawers makes me crazy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mdolP7gMLIE# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mdolP7gMLIE#)!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: ZG on May 11, 2013, 09:09:44 am
the color of her drawers makes me crazy

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mdolP7gMLIE#[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mdolP7gMLIE#[/url])!


Nice, I really enjoyed that, thank you!  :thumbs: :chugbeer:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Rhino on May 12, 2013, 06:39:57 pm
When you come cruising down out of the Sawtooth Mountains and you look in the mirror and see smoke. That makes me crazy ([url]http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/ljmort/HPAnimated/crazy.gif[/url]) ([url]http://media.photobucket.com/user/ljmort/media/HPAnimated/crazy.gif.html[/url])

([url]http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll112/tomdvaughan/100_0108-1.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s286.photobucket.com/user/tomdvaughan/media/100_0108-1.jpg.html[/url])


Sawtooth mountains are amazing!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Son of Pappy on May 12, 2013, 07:40:57 pm
Members changing their handle names.....this makes me crazy.
You there yet?  Still working on a good avatar to go with whatever handle I settle on. ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: ZG on May 12, 2013, 09:13:09 pm
Still working on a good avatar to go with whatever handle I settle on. ;D


Interesting... I google searched silverdammit pics and it has tons of pics from our forum!  :o

http://www.google.com/search?q=silverdammit&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=MlmQUca7LOfwiwLKk4GQAg&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1280&bih=626#imgrc=_ (http://www.google.com/search?q=silverdammit&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=MlmQUca7LOfwiwLKk4GQAg&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1280&bih=626#imgrc=_)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: gPink on May 13, 2013, 03:50:56 am
Interesting... I google searched silverdammit pics and it has tons of pics from our forum!  :o
Hey, Clark's famous!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: ManWorkinghere on May 14, 2013, 10:07:16 am
Just saw this one:

(http://assets.amuniversal.com/3d876990637201301a42001dd8b71c47)

And Calvin is only on #7 so he has 999,993 more to go...

Unless he puts down Hobbes' contribution.   :)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on May 14, 2013, 11:52:38 am
Just saw this one:

([url]http://assets.amuniversal.com/3d876990637201301a42001dd8b71c47[/url])

And Calvin is only on #7 so he has 999,993 more to go...

Unless he puts down Hobbes' contribution.   :)



 ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Son of Pappy on May 14, 2013, 07:01:51 pm
What makes me crazy--self appointed moderators---and seasoned members who dont even try to use the search feature.  Doesn't phase me a bit when a newb does something newbs do.
If a newb mistake is that painfull do a PM, keep it private and offer help, not pour salt in the wound.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 15, 2013, 04:27:52 am
Actually, I've found the search feature to work very well in our second incarnation, at least it does for me.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: gPink on May 15, 2013, 11:32:10 am
...is that in Ill-inois a dumass can go to prison for three years over an oz of reefer but an aggravated DUI gets probation and in some locales cops can go to work under the influence as long as they're not over the legal limit.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Awaz on May 15, 2013, 12:49:42 pm
What makes me crazy--self appointed moderators---and seasoned members who dont even try to use the search feature.  Doesn't phase me a bit when a newb does something newbs do.
If a newb mistake is that painfull do a PM, keep it private and offer help, not pour salt in the wound.

Amen to this...
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 15, 2013, 01:06:39 pm
I don't know.  I like a bit of salt now and again.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on May 15, 2013, 01:24:54 pm
Lazy people make me :censored: crazy.  :banghead:

One block away from the building that I work in is a McDonalds. During the breakfast and lunch rush the :censored: lazy people line up in the drive through instead of parking their cars and going inside. What always ends up happening is that the line gets so long that it spills out onto the 4-lane road and the right lane gets clogged with the lazy :censored:. Yet when you look inside the store there's no line at all!

What's really interesting is if you walk past the line of cars and look inside. 100% of the folks waiting are all :censored: overweight. Imagine that?

Stupid, fat, and lazy people make me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 15, 2013, 01:40:34 pm
Oh my.  When I do eat at McDonalds (a rarity indeed) I take the drive thru because it's faster than being waited on inside.  Seems all fast food places and businesses with drive thrus put priority on those 'fat' customers rather than the skinny ones in line.  I'm just taking advantage of a fact of life.  I don't like it but what can I do to change the system.  It's the MAN that's at fault here, not us fat guys in cars waiting for our heart attacks in a bag.  ;) :)   By the way, I've never been impressed by McDonalds service either inside or out, I prefer Wendy's if at all possible with Burger King next.  Course I use the drive thru with them as well, Mr. Skinny Guy.  >:( ;) :)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on May 15, 2013, 01:56:17 pm
It's been a LONG time since I've eaten at McDonalds but I walk past there to get to my credit union for some cash. If I'm in the mood for fast food I'll walk another block over to Burger King. Good service and never a line. There used to be a Wendy's (I also prefer Wendy's) in this area too but it burnt to the ground (rumors of insurance fraud) and was never rebuilt.

I don't care if these folks eat themselves to death but when the :censored: line is out in the road and I'm on the bike, I do care. I especially care when folks are trying to turn left from the opposite lanes and want to get in the LONG line.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 15, 2013, 02:18:03 pm
Ah, so there's more to this...
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: MrPepsi on May 21, 2013, 03:39:48 pm
When you visit your favorite restaurant for the 801st time, you get sick from food poisoning, the bathroom all weekend, but you refuse to give up, because well, its your favorite, only to find they have been closed by the health department.
Now where do I go for lunch every Friday while at work?
I need to find a new job.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Rick Hall on May 21, 2013, 05:17:46 pm
AWOS saying 0-5 winds, you look at the socks (several) from aloft and they're pointing in various directions, and horizontal to boot. Combine that with fine-tuning soft and short field in prep for a check ride.  >:(

Rick
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: B.D.F. on May 21, 2013, 05:23:15 pm
Maybe you could have lunch at the health department; after all, it sounds like your current situation is their fault. Maybe you could get a job AT the health dept. and enjoy less toxic food while at work?

Brian

When you visit your favorite restaurant for the 801st time, you get sick from food poisoning, the bathroom all weekend, but you refuse to give up, because well, its your favorite, only to find they have been closed by the health department.
Now where do I go for lunch every Friday while at work?
I need to find a new job.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: MrPepsi on May 21, 2013, 06:47:50 pm
When you visit your favorite restaurant for the 801st time, you get sick from food poisoning, the bathroom all weekend, but you refuse to give up, because well, its your favorite, only to find they have been closed by the health department.
Now where do I go for lunch every Friday while at work?
I need to find a new job.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: ManWorkinghere on May 22, 2013, 06:46:31 am
AWOS saying 0-5 winds, you look at the socks (several) from aloft and they're pointing in various directions, and horizontal to boot. Combine that with fine-tuning soft and short field in prep for a check ride.  >:(

Rick


Just fly an 'eggbeater' then because winds direction does not matter?

(http://farm1.staticflickr.com/223/498271272_6308cb3cc5_z.jpg?zz=1)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Gumby on May 22, 2013, 10:15:08 am
When your in a hurry and take the elevator and then accidentally hit the wrong floor. So now you have to stop at that floor, WAIT for nobody to board and the doors take forever to close.

That makes me mental.  >:(
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 22, 2013, 01:18:41 pm
Ah, that's nothing.  I do that all the time.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on May 22, 2013, 01:32:21 pm
Take the stairs you lazy :censored:.     ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 22, 2013, 01:43:34 pm
 :P
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Gumby on May 22, 2013, 02:20:59 pm
Take the stairs you lazy :censored:.     ;)
I usually do, but I was in a hurry  :censored:  ;)

Now I got a new one. Short guys with little legs that can barely reach the next step telling you to take the stairs.  :rotflmao:

That makes me crazy!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on May 22, 2013, 02:22:58 pm
I usually do, but I was in a hurry  :censored:  ;)

Now I got a new one. Short guys with little legs that can barely reach the next step telling you to take the stairs.  :rotflmao:

That makes me crazy!


What did you say your inseam is?     :finger_fing11:

short people by randy newman (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gd4KXw_ap8Y#)

 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: sherob on May 22, 2013, 02:35:22 pm
I hate  :censored: impatient people... who are actually slower than I am!

Flying back from Phoenix.... had my tie dyed Who shirt on.  Monkey suit dude was frantically taking shoes and belt (crap) off to get thru the sniffer, and I'm ahead of him.  He looks at me and says... "OK. Jerry Garcia... I'm in a hurry.  You have a problem with me cutting in front of you?"... I said, "No Mr. Anderson... I don't... but I'm already done... and you forgot to take off your cuff links!  See ya on the other side!".   ;D

He was almost the same shade of red as my C14... almost!  8)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: AZ-ZG on May 28, 2013, 10:42:46 pm
While the puff of feathers is funny,  ;D,  the two hours or more of baking chicken on my headers in traffic after a bird strike makes me crazy.  Crazy Hungry.   :thumbs:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Rick Hall on May 28, 2013, 10:56:34 pm
Just fly an 'eggbeater' then because winds direction does not matter?

 


If the wings are moving faster than the fuselage, the plane is configured for a crash, and therefore unsafe for flight.

Rick
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: AZ-ZG on May 28, 2013, 11:41:30 pm
Doesn't matter if whirly-bird or fixed wing. ::)
All take off and landing should be into the wind.
 Helps provide lift.  ;)
Tetrahedrons, windsocks, and AWOS are your friend!
Don't want yer tail swatted into the ground, do you? :P

Check ride? 
No pressure there, eh?  :o
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Rhino on May 29, 2013, 01:41:02 pm
Doesn't matter if whirly-bird or fixed wing. ::)
All take off and landing should be into the wind.
 Helps provide lift.  ;)
Tetrahedrons, windsocks, and AWOS are your friend!
Don't want yer tail swatted into the ground, do you? :P

Check ride? 
No pressure there, eh?  :o

True dat! At Meadowlake airport in Colorado (where I had a 1947 Aeronca 7AC) the prevailing winds were for runway 15 which was downhill. Good for takeoff bad for landing. Every once in awhile we would get some north winds. And if the wind was light, Cessna drivers would still be using 15 for touch and go's because at 7,000' climbing out up hill in an under powered plane was a bad idea. I had a rag wing tail dragger. Landing downhill downwind in a tail dragger is also a very bad idea even in light wind. I would have to break into traffic and tell them I have to land on 33. Used to drive me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 30, 2013, 03:33:00 am
Upgrading system software on a slow as molasses server.  This makes me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Son of Pappy on May 30, 2013, 05:20:22 am
Cell phone pics.  That drives us crazy...
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 30, 2013, 07:33:09 am
Ghosts.  They make me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: BruceR on May 30, 2013, 07:42:37 am
Lumpy farts.  :yikes: :hitfan:  They make me  :censored:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 30, 2013, 08:29:06 am
I hate it when that happens... :doh:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Cold Streak on May 30, 2013, 12:18:16 pm
Quote
Lumpy farts.

I believe the correct term is shart.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: BruceR on May 30, 2013, 12:30:25 pm
I believe the correct term is shart.

Whatever the term, it feels like you've sat on a gummy bear.  Makes me  :censored: crazy
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on May 31, 2013, 07:03:00 am
I just got back from a week long vacation in the Eureka Springs, Arkansas area. We pulled the mobile hotel room (4 ton 5th wheel) down with us.

What made me :censored: crazy was seeing all those gorgeous, pot hole and tire snake free, twisty turny roads and not having my bike to ride them on. While we were in the pick-up on some of these fine roads my wife would look at me and say, "I know what you're thinking, you wish you were on your bike right?" Oh hell yes!!!!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Rhino on May 31, 2013, 07:43:43 am
I just got back from a week long vacation in the Eureka Springs, Arkansas area. We pulled the mobile hotel room (4 ton 5th wheel) down with us.

What made me :censored: crazy was seeing all those gorgeous, pot hole and tire snake free, twisty turny roads and not having my bike to ride them on. While we were in the pick-up on some of these fine roads my wife would look at me and say, "I know what you're thinking, you wish you were on your bike right?" Oh hell yes!!!!

I know exactly how you feel!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 23, 2013, 06:48:03 pm
Gas pumps that are on full stream or completely off.  I can't fill a tank to the top when they're like that.  This makes me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: rhhall on July 23, 2013, 09:29:12 pm
restroom keychains on a tire wheel and don't forget the upstanding cleanliness

and +1 on patsy cline
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: sherob on July 24, 2013, 08:26:29 am
People that :censored: think slab on ramps are for :censored: How Slow Can You Go competitions!   :banghead:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on July 24, 2013, 09:12:12 am
work today is driving me crazy because I want to go out west and ride this today

(http://michhub.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/DS/AZ-Rides/i-ZHBgKJh/0/X2/DSC_0014-X2.jpg)

(http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac314/dieseld13/iron3_zps7b0f5383.jpg)


My Connie loves the off road routes out there the bestest

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/X%20country%20trippin/20110713-DSC_1832.jpg)

And i usually camp at this Phoenix Marriott

(http://cache.marriott.com/propertyimages/p/phxtm/phototour/phxtm_phototour18.jpg?Log=1)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 24, 2013, 04:29:06 pm
Steve, this thread is for things that make us/me crazy.  In thinking about this a bit more, you posting this in the wrong thread makes me crazy.  ;)   BTW, glad you're here (the forum, not this thread, you twit).

PS, excellent colors for the Marriott picture.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 24, 2013, 05:13:09 pm
Watching a rider nearly get pushed off the road by a  :censored: numnuts who didn't look in their mirror before moving out of their lane.  Stay out of cage blind spots...
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on July 24, 2013, 06:23:23 pm
Jim I said WORK  as topic driving me crazy. All that other crap like the pics are just stuff I'd rather be doing (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/icon10.gif) (http://s80.photobucket.com/user/stevewfl/media/icon10.gif.html)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 25, 2013, 04:53:53 am
It's your own fault.  The pictures were so good, I really didn't read it.  Again, this makes me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Rhino on July 25, 2013, 08:55:21 am
([url]http://cache.marriott.com/propertyimages/p/phxtm/phototour/phxtm_phototour18.jpg?Log=1[/url])


I used to travel to Chandler every other week to support Motorola and Intel. My company had a discount with this place and I stayed there all the time. Great place!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on July 25, 2013, 09:13:15 am
 :censored: people who don't know what lane they are supposed to initially be in when they make a turn onto a 4 lane road.  :o

(http://www.dmv.ny.gov/dmanual/lturn2way4lane.gif)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on July 25, 2013, 01:15:13 pm
:censored: people who don't know what lane they are supposed to initially be in when they make a turn onto a 4 lane road.  :o

([url]http://www.dmv.ny.gov/dmanual/lturn2way4lane.gif[/url])


FL geriatrics will patiently wait until a motorcycle comes close before pulling out in front of it (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/avatars/badteeth.gif) (http://s80.photobucket.com/user/stevewfl/media/avatars/badteeth.gif.html)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 11, 2013, 11:33:16 am
Celestial events that only can be seen between midnight and dawn...   This makes me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on August 12, 2013, 04:28:09 am
Celestial events that only can be seen between midnight and dawn...   This makes me crazy.

Too bad that life doesn't have a DVR eh?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 12, 2013, 06:09:31 am
I was thinking about some night vision equipment that could record all night (wireless) into my pc.  Seriously.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on August 12, 2013, 08:33:48 am
I was thinking about some night vision equipment that could record all night (wireless) into my pc.  Seriously.

They do have CCD cameras that hook up to a 'scope and then to your PC.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: GeeBeav on August 12, 2013, 08:43:49 am
Drivers who slow down to 10 mph BELOW the speed limit when they spot a patrol car.

Drivers who refuse to pull out and pass a patrol car, even though the cop is going way below the speed limit.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: ManWorkinghere on August 12, 2013, 11:03:49 am
restroom keychains on a tire wheel

and remembering that people who don't wash after using the restroom have to hold the same tire wheel I have to...
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: GeeBeav on August 14, 2013, 07:53:47 pm
How come you can buy a good 150-piece tool set for $100, but one wrench costs $10 or more?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Son of Pappy on August 14, 2013, 11:01:44 pm
Choosing which bike to ride tomorow ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on August 15, 2013, 04:47:28 am
 :censored: fat cows driving minivans who think that their :censored: text is more important than paying attention to their :censored: driving while they make a left turn in front of me. Had I not been paying attention I would have been plastered all over the side of her :censored: van.    >:(
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 15, 2013, 04:49:52 am
That would not fit into my travel plans in October.  Be careful out there.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on August 15, 2013, 04:54:10 am
I'm tryin buddy!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 15, 2013, 04:54:22 am
Bad news....Speed appears to be dropping MotoGP.  Worse news, Fox Sports 1 is picking it up.  I've already resigned myself to losing FIM World SBK to BEIN sports (paying $15 a month extra to get it....no way!).  Fox Sports 1 supposedly is going to cost extra as well.  Now I hate both Speed/Fox Sports 1/ and whomever/whatever is associated with this  :censored: :censored: .  What I don't understand is that Moto2 and Moto3 are still showing up on the Directv schedule.  All this makes me  :censored: crazy!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on August 15, 2013, 08:35:02 am
BTW

The positive swerve maneuver is ineffective when the cow driving the minivan is looking at her :censored: phone instead of where she should be looking.

If you can't tell, this makes me crazy.   >:(
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on October 11, 2013, 09:02:30 am
 :censored: people who change lanes without even a glance to see if the lane is occupied, by me!   >:(
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Aegir on October 11, 2013, 12:45:39 pm
Bicyclist:
Ride 3 or more abreast on two lane twisty roads instead of single file, blocking road & forcing oncoming traffic into my lane
Ride middle of roads during rush hour and wonder why people honking at them
Blow through traffic lights thinking those only for motor vehicles
Recumbent road bikes, they look so smug while screwing up traffic
Lardos in tight bike outfits and cost more than the bicycles
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: ZG on October 11, 2013, 01:06:37 pm

Ride 3 or more abreast



 :o :-\




(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/dsfokewpokrew.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/dsfokewpokrew.jpg.html)

Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Aegir on October 11, 2013, 01:14:17 pm
ZG, I may be a newbie, but I just KNEW it would be you who would re-post that....and you didn't disappoint.    ::)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on October 11, 2013, 01:25:03 pm
Oh so close, Jay... :)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on October 11, 2013, 01:47:41 pm
ZG, I may be a newbie, but I just KNEW it would be you who would re-post that....and you didn't disappoint.    ::)


 :rotflmao:

I'd Buy That for a Dollar (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5HOt0ZOcYk#ws)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Rhino on October 11, 2013, 01:55:37 pm
Bicyclist:
Ride 3 or more abreast on two lane twisty roads instead of single file, blocking road & forcing oncoming traffic into my lane
Ride middle of roads during rush hour and wonder why people honking at them
Blow through traffic lights thinking those only for motor vehicles
Recumbent road bikes, they look so smug while screwing up traffic
Lardos in tight bike outfits and cost more than the bicycles

+1
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on October 11, 2013, 01:57:44 pm
+2
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on December 03, 2013, 08:28:34 am
Stupid :censored: idiots who won't turn their headlights on no matter how foggy it is outside.

Seriously, how stupid do you have to be to not realize that if you can hardly see the end of your car hood because the fog is so thick that it might be a good idea to turn on your :censored: lights?     >:(
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Rhino on December 03, 2013, 08:48:37 am
Stupid :censored: idiots who won't turn their headlights on no matter how foggy it is outside.

Seriously, how stupid do you have to be to not realize that if you can hardly see the end of your car hood because the fog is so thick that it might be a good idea to turn on your :censored: lights?     >:(

The same people that NEVER use a turn indicator.  :banghead:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: gPink on December 03, 2013, 08:49:14 am
Stupid :censored: idiots who won't turn their headlights on no matter how foggy it is outside.

Seriously, how stupid do you have to be to not realize that if you can hardly see the end of your car hood because the fog is so thick that it might be a good idea to turn on your :censored: lights?     >:(
geez...oughta be a law
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on December 03, 2013, 08:51:59 am
geez...oughta be a law

You'd think!

If I was a LEO I'd be writing tickets right and left!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Son of Pappy on December 03, 2013, 08:54:11 am
You'd think!

If I was a LEO I'd be writing tickets right and left!
Well, in a few more days you can begin a new career ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on December 03, 2013, 08:55:17 am
Well, in a few more days you can begin a new career ;)

There you go!

13 more.  :)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: B.D.F. on December 03, 2013, 09:08:50 am
You are going to make a great cranky old man Conrad!

 :rotflmao:

Brian

Stupid :censored: idiots who won't turn their headlights on no matter how foggy it is outside.

Seriously, how stupid do you have to be to not realize that if you can hardly see the end of your car hood because the fog is so thick that it might be a good idea to turn on your :censored: lights?     >:(
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: B.D.F. on December 03, 2013, 09:09:34 am
Did I say great? I meant outstanding.....

:-)

Brian

You'd think!

If I was a LEO I'd be writing tickets right and left!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on December 03, 2013, 09:26:50 am
You are going to make a great cranky old man Conrad!

 :rotflmao:

Brian

Did I say great? I meant outstanding.....

:-)

Brian

Why, thank you Brian! I've been practicing a bit so that one day, when I am old, I'll be ready.    8)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: ManWorkinghere on December 03, 2013, 10:20:40 am
The same people that NEVER use a turn indicator.  :banghead:

Turn signals are so precious in Illinois that very few vehicles use them.  I wish there were Auto Parts stores that sold bulbs that fit turn signals so Illinois drivers would use their turn signals more often.  Gee....

and the other thing that makes me crazy:

Cage drivers who get 'surprised' when the traffic light changes and feel they must zoom away from the light.  Instead of watching for the light change and paying attention, we get 'zoomies'.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on December 03, 2013, 10:33:38 am

Turn signals are so precious in Illinois that very few vehicles use them.  I wish there were Auto Parts stores that sold bulbs that fit turn signals so Illinois drivers would use their turn signals more often.  Gee....

Related to this are the geniuses who actually do use their turn signals but only after they are already in the turn lane or as they're making the turn.    :o
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: B.D.F. on December 03, 2013, 10:54:31 am
OK Conrad, you can ease up on the cranky now.... unless you have decided to end the practice and begin the 'being' part.... :-)

But yeah, that is something that makes me a bit cranky too- people getting ready to turn by getting into the turn lane, the next lane, whatever, then actually applying their brakes until then are down below 1/2 the speed limit and then.... wait for it.... use the turn signal. Sorta' like turning the ignition switch off on a car after driving it into a tree at 100 MPH.

:-)

Brian

Related to this are the geniuses who actually do use their turn signals but only after they are already in the turn lane or as they're making the turn.    :o
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: B.D.F. on December 03, 2013, 11:03:40 am
Losing my SPOT locator made me a bit cranky (my own fault).

Finding out SPOT will replace the unit for $47 made me very happy!

Waiting for the new SPOT made me a bit excited..... at least for twice the '5 to 7 business days' it would take to deliver.

Calling SPOT to see what might be happening with my order only to find out they had no open order for me made me a bit cranky again. But I forged ahead and ordered the replacement yet again (remarriage is the triumph of hope over experience after all).

Calling again 21 days later only to find out it did not ship yet made me yet more cranky. But this time they would 'expedite it and it would be here by Monday (yesterday)'.

Opening the mailbox only to see "There it was, gone!" or in this case, simply not there, Monday night made me a bit more cranky.

Calling today (Tuesday) and talking to Caroline again (I guess I have been through all the customer service reps. and they are repeating themselves) and finding out it DID NOT SHIP YET but she would EXPEDITE IT finally made me a bit crazy. So now I am waiting on a call from a supervisor (yeah, any second....) and looking into alternate devices. The other devices are a classic good news / bad news situation: they work better than SPOT (not that SPOT is bad, just that the others are more powerful) and they have 2- way communication (Outstanding!- you might get to hear that your emergency request was actually received before you lose consciousness) but the price is almost twice as high.

Brian
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on December 03, 2013, 11:31:12 am
*wonders how cranky Brian will be once he finally opens that mailbox to find, not one, but two SPOT locators. Furthermore, both have been charged to his card*
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Strawboss on December 03, 2013, 11:44:52 am
This is more seasonal but my prediction is that in my lifetime it will be Christmas all year round due to our economy being based on buy, buy, buy. But I'm getting away from my original intent and I don't want to open a can of whup a$$. 

1-Radio stations that play "Holiday" music 24 hours a day beginning Nov. 1st. OK turn the channel, but, you asked.
2-Stores that play "holiday music louder now than ever, refer to above, or leave store.
3-Using a somber holiday like Memorial Day or Veterans Day to sell an item or run a sale, totally bad, won't shop there.
4-Finally, TV or radio commercials that have different lyrics to Christmas songs to sell an item, bad, mute button.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: MrPepsi on December 03, 2013, 11:51:25 am
Without having you get to upset, why does #3 bother you?
You realize the sale is called that, and is surrounding that day, because most people have the day off and can take the day to go shopping? It has nothing to do with trying to target, or use vetrans to help brand the day.

Why is it ok to call a sale Black Friday, but not a Veteran's day sale?
Just curious.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Strawboss on December 03, 2013, 11:57:59 am
I view using a day to honor our men and women who have either sacrificed their lives or have served our country to ensure we live the life we now live as shameful an unnecessary. I'm from a generation that used that day off to reflect, thank, remember and ensure we keep it that way by thanking veterans for their service and remembering that if it were not for those people who sacrificed we would be in a very different world today, WORLD, but also country. I wouldn't spend the day shopping. Sorry, you want to shop, go ahead, I won't and not at that store again. Sorry to come across as a bit harsh, not yelling at you, just really passionate about some things. I just think we've gone over the line recently on a few things under the auspices of keeping the economy vibrant. It goes much, much deeper than this little posting, and as I said, beyond this thread, so I'll keep it clean and free of potential controversy and end it here and save it for Arena based comments. ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on December 03, 2013, 12:05:11 pm
How about if only Veterans got the sale prices during the Veterans Day sale? Veterans should have that day off from work as well.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: MrPepsi on December 03, 2013, 12:05:34 pm
I understand and I respect your beliefs 100%.
However I feel this country has done us much much greater disservice than running sales on a day for reflection. But that is for the Arena, which is where I don't go. ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Strawboss on December 03, 2013, 12:12:58 pm
Hey, we agree! ;D OK, here's more.

Drivers that drift out in the opposite direction across center or lane lines before turning in the desired direction. For instance, drifting left before turning right. Needed on a truck, but not a Chevy sedan. That, and staying in your lane when turning.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Classvino on December 03, 2013, 12:58:49 pm
...OR

When they turn onto a multi-lane street, not turning into the closest lane, but instead crossing (at least one) lanes to get to the lane they want.

AND

The idiot that almost hits you because they did the above but found you in the lane (correctly) and then yell and flip you the bird because you had the unmitigated gall to infringe on the lane they were improperly aiming towards...      This just happened to me 30 minutes ago...

OK. I feel better now.

Jamie
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: MrPepsi on December 03, 2013, 01:43:20 pm
How about the dumb **** in the Honda Accord yesterday that came to a complete stop in the center of three lanes on a freeway, because he didn't want to miss his exit. Forcing the cars following him to scatter into lanes 1 and 3 and nearly into me as I rode into work.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 03, 2013, 04:01:29 pm
 :shoot: to them..
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: B.D.F. on December 03, 2013, 04:33:40 pm
Not even as close to cranky as I would be to open the mailbox, find NO SPOTs, and already have paid for it back in October.... which is where I am now. Not really cranky about the payment part, I can always go to the plastic money people and get that reversed. It is the device that I wanted and the ability to stick to the deal we made regarding money for product.

They are all lucky I don't send Kirby in to see them about this whole thing but then I would probably be charged with using a biological weapon or some such.  :yikes:  But ya' gotta' admit it would almost be worth it to see the look on the person's face who opened the box marked RMA #Kirby   ;D

Brian

*wonders how cranky Brian will be once he finally opens that mailbox to find, not one, but two SPOT locators. Furthermore, both have been charged to his card*
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: B.D.F. on December 03, 2013, 04:35:28 pm
You didn't tell us the important part Brent: did he make his exit or not? Inquiring minds demand knowing....

And on that same note, he is probably telling stories right now about the insane cars and the one motorcycle pouring past him at a scary rate of speed, all of which were in HIS way of getting off HIS exit, from HIS lane.  ;)

Brian

How about the dumb **** in the Honda Accord yesterday that came to a complete stop in the center of three lanes on a freeway, because he didn't want to miss his exit. Forcing the cars following him to scatter into lanes 1 and 3 and nearly into me as I rode into work.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: MrPepsi on December 03, 2013, 04:45:59 pm
Yes sadly there was enough of a break in traffic after the initial few cars scattered that he was able to exit making a 90 degree turn from the middle of the freeway. I guss the next exit that was about 500 feet away was not good enough for him.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Son of Pappy on December 03, 2013, 04:47:58 pm
His GPS was telling him "When possible make a legal U turn" :o
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: MrPepsi on December 03, 2013, 04:49:58 pm
Funniest part is, the bottom of that exit ramp is SFPD.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: B.D.F. on December 03, 2013, 05:12:34 pm
Who'd a thunk the next possible U turn would be in the middle of the highway? The things you learn by trying....

Brian

His GPS was telling him "When possible make a legal U turn" :o
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: B.D.F. on December 03, 2013, 05:19:29 pm
Yeah, right up there with the right hand exit from the left hand lane :-(

There is a highway split near me that surprises people all the time; they are on I-95 heading south WHEN SUDDENLY they are on RI- 4 heading south where it forks off (easy boys!). Fortunately it is a fairly long, shallow 'Y' with just enough time to cut off two lanes of traffic to 'stay' on I-95 if you are quick and alert (but not alert enough to notice the gigantic signs pointing out the left lanes 'exit only' exit coming up). My brother actually hit surprised driver executing said maneuver at what looked like a 30 degree angle and rolled the car two times in the process (the hittee's car, not my brother or the hitter's car). I will not ride around that gentle curve with any cars ajacent to me on my left for exactly that reason and that was not a lesson I learned from my brother's experience.

There seems to be three general areas that people have trouble with regarding driving on the highway. 1) getting on the highway 2) getting off the highway and 3) the part in- between #'s 1 and 2.   >:(   I wouldn't mind so much but it is really tough to get a scratched fender when riding a motorcycle.

Brian

Yes sadly there was enough of a break in traffic after the initial few cars scattered that he was able to exit making a 90 degree turn from the middle of the freeway. I guss the next exit that was about 500 feet away was not good enough for him.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on December 04, 2013, 04:37:07 am
His GPS was telling him "When possible make a legal U turn" :o


 :rotflmao:

Recalculating ... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddpsnbwdDxE#)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: sherob on December 04, 2013, 08:33:40 am
There are Farm to Market (FM) roads in Texas... my Zumo loves to announce them as "Federation of Micronesia" when I have the voice setup with the Aussie chick... LOL!!!

Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: MrPepsi on December 04, 2013, 08:43:03 am
That's not crazy, that's awesome!
My Aussie male likes to say Murderway (motorway) when referring to freeways.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: sherob on December 04, 2013, 08:44:18 am
That's not crazy, that's awesome!
My Aussie male likes to say Murderway (motorway) when referring to freeways.

She does that too... forgot about that one...  ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 04, 2013, 01:11:55 pm
Food Lion, they make me crazy.   The only reason I go to ours is that it's basically across the street.  We've be going to this store since 1999.  Two weeks ago they decide to move things all around.  I can't find  :censored: now.  I asked one of the checkout people has anyone given any positive feedback on this switch around.  The answer was as I expected......no.  Food Lion is on the top of my list as grocery stores to avoid if at all possible.  I've got to find a thumbs down smiley....   :thumbdown :thumbdown
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Pilgrim on December 04, 2013, 04:02:22 pm

People who litter.

Why can't they throw away their trash properly?

I've collected barrels of empty cans, bottles, coffee cups, fast food wrappers and associated trash from a section of my property along the road in the last 11 years.   I would like all those litterbugs, especially the A&W Diet Root beer drinker, to have the image of the crying Indian in that old TV commercial permanently burnt into their nightmares forever!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: MrPepsi on December 04, 2013, 04:10:42 pm
How about tatooed onto their forehead?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on December 04, 2013, 04:35:40 pm
Food Lion, they make me crazy.   The only reason I go to ours is that it's basically across the street.  We've be going to this store since 1999.  Two weeks ago they decide to move things all around.  I can't find  :censored: now.  I asked one of the checkout people has anyone given any positive feedback on this switch around.  The answer was as I expected......no.  Food Lion is on the top of my list as grocery stores to avoid if at all possible.  I've got to find a thumbs down smiley....   :thumbdown :thumbdown


LMFAO they suck, they rank along with "Winn Dixie" or "Piggly-Wiggly"

(http://www.carolinaheartstrings.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/PWsticker.jpg)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 04, 2013, 05:02:40 pm
At least up our way, when they were still in business, Winn Dixie was shades and above Food Lion.  We had one up here and it closed years ago.  Are they still in business?  Ok, just looked.  They were bought out by BI-LO, which I remember from living in SC was a decent grocery store at the time.  Don't know how it is now.  There are still WD stores but probably a lot further south than they used to be.  I don't think that there are any in VA anymore.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on December 04, 2013, 05:11:25 pm
We still have a few in Tampa operating under the Winn Dixie name, i suspect bi-lo owns them.  One of them is ghetto, but it does a lot of business anyway
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on December 05, 2013, 04:30:33 am
People who litter.

Why can't they throw away their trash properly?

I've collected barrels of empty cans, bottles, coffee cups, fast food wrappers and associated trash from a section of my property along the road in the last 11 years.   I would like all those litterbugs, especially the A&W Diet Root beer drinker, to have the image of the crying Indian in that old TV commercial permanently burnt into their nightmares forever!

 :thumbs:

Don't forget about the number one litter item, cigarette butts!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: ManWorkinghere on December 06, 2013, 08:51:34 am
:thumbs:

Don't forget about the number one litter item, cigarette butts!

+1 !

If the butt was doing its job while it was smelling up your car, you should be responsible enough to dispose of the remnant properly.

I guess 'should be' is not strong enough language for irresponsible smokers.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Gumby on December 06, 2013, 08:59:04 am
Having to work every day when I know Conrad only has a little over a handful of days left.  ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on December 06, 2013, 09:03:52 am
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/ashevillesummer10/coontailsandstickers.jpg)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on December 06, 2013, 09:08:34 am
Having to work every day when I know Conrad only has a little over a handful of days left.  ;D

 :D

10 and a wake up, not that I'm counting.    8)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on December 06, 2013, 09:11:17 am
+1 !

If the butt was doing its job while it was smelling up your car, you should be responsible enough to dispose of the remnant properly.

I guess 'should be' is not strong enough language for irresponsible smokers.

What really pisses me off about those folks is when they throw a lit butt out of their cage window. How in the :censored: can someone feel that it's acceptable to do this?    >:(
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: gPink on December 06, 2013, 09:52:24 am
They should at least put them out.  ::)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Son of Pappy on December 06, 2013, 10:36:07 am
What really pisses me off about those folks is when they throw a lit butt out of their cage window. How in the :censored: can someone feel that it's acceptable to do this?    >:(
And at night!!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on December 06, 2013, 10:46:45 am
i've seen folks dump ash trays at red lights
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: sherob on December 06, 2013, 11:19:34 am
 :censored: that refuse to move out of the :censored: left lane when they are driving 50 miles under the posted speed limit on the :censored: freeway when there is snow on the road... making the :censored: freeway a slalom for us that have AWD/4WD vehicles that have a bit more traction and can drive a tad faster!  MOVE THE :censored: OVER!!!!!  Flashers... Hazard lights... those are not supposed to be used while you are driving down the freeway @ 20mph in the left lane, :censored: head!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!

I feel better now...  Can't wait for summer...  8)   
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: B.D.F. on December 06, 2013, 11:24:08 am
Now go easy on my boys and girls but as someone who used to smoke.... if there was a place or way to put them out then they would end up in that place instead of going out the window. In other words, if someone was going to stub out a butt in an ashtray, then it is virtually certain that that person would not then take that butt and chuck it outside; he / she would just drop it in the place where he/ she stubbed it out. So cigarette butts getting tossed out the window unlit is not likely.

As to tossing them out the window.... well, that is just nasty, evil and kinda' gross I guess, even back when I used to do it (easy, easy, I can explain.... maybe). Now in my own vehicles, I always used the ashtray for butts (although the actual ashes did usually go out the window but hey, that is not really making much of a mess IMO). But in rental cars or when (gasp and wait for it....) on the bike, there was no place to put the butts. ?? Of course as a responsible human I should have brought some kind of ashtray with me but the fact is that I did not. Sorry to all those in my wake.

Now that I do not smoke but have successfully remained a very much NOT reformed smoker (you can still smoke at MY house, I will give you an ashtray), I guess I take a bit of pity on the poor smokers out there. True they are making a mess and behaving irresponsibly just as I did sometimes but let's face it, it is a relatively small mess and not the cause of world pollution IMO. And those of us old enough to do this often grew up in an era where tossing stuff was socially acceptable and we just did not know any better. I know that is not an excuse for everything / anything but I am just putting out perhaps a slightly more generous view of what is poor behavior.

But anyway, I do not smoke anymore, do not condone smoker's bad behavior but perhaps I just do not view it as atrocious. And in the end, smoking is definitely on the wane due mostly to the great social pressure against it, very high cost (brought on by extreme taxes, brought on by the socially unacceptability of smoking along with the resultant health care costs) and health risks. So I think the problem will sort of taper out over time.

And while I am on this topic- the reason I quit was so I could ride time limited, long distance events on a motorcycle. I could smoke on the bike- no problem. I could even 'spark one up' on the bike- again, no problem. I could ah..... get rid of the 'smoking residue' while riding. But what I could NOT do was smoke on the bike.... in the rain. So stopping every 20, 30 minutes and finding a covered area to have a smoke would have prevented me from riding in any reasonably timed events simply because there is not time to squeeze all those smoking stops (yeah, that just did not sound right) into a given ride. The health, cost and social benefits are all great, as is the freedom I am now enjoying for the first time as an adult (it is really tough being an addict and consumes an amazingly gigantic proportion of your life looking for the next time and place where you can service that addiction) but the thing that really made me quit was motorcycle riding- go figure.

Brian

What really pisses me off about those folks is when they throw a lit butt out of their cage window. How in the :censored: can someone feel that it's acceptable to do this?    >:(

They should at least put them out.  ::)

Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: B.D.F. on December 06, 2013, 11:25:16 am
That's only 'cause dumping them at green lights makes the ashes fly all around inside the car....

 :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

Brian

i've seen folks dump ash trays at red lights
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Son of Pappy on December 06, 2013, 12:01:36 pm
What gets me about the at night thing, the sudden shower of sparks, startles me as I am not sure if it is say a muffler.  Not happy about it in the summer on a dry day either.
Back in the '80s a peave I had was smokers using my spit can as an ashtray, just flat out stinks.  Fixed that problem by using their ashtrays as spit cups :)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on December 06, 2013, 12:13:37 pm
Now go easy on my boys and girls but as someone who used to smoke.... if there was a place or way to put them out then they would end up in that place instead of going out the window. In other words, if someone was going to stub out a butt in an ashtray, then it is virtually certain that that person would not then take that butt and chuck it outside; he / she would just drop it in the place where he/ she stubbed it out. So cigarette butts getting tossed out the window unlit is not likely.

As to tossing them out the window.... well, that is just nasty, evil and kinda' gross I guess, even back when I used to do it (easy, easy, I can explain.... maybe). Now in my own vehicles, I always used the ashtray for butts (although the actual ashes did usually go out the window but hey, that is not really making much of a mess IMO). But in rental cars or when (gasp and wait for it....) on the bike, there was no place to put the butts. ?? Of course as a responsible human I should have brought some kind of ashtray with me but the fact is that I did not. Sorry to all those in my wake.

Now that I do not smoke but have successfully remained a very much NOT reformed smoker (you can still smoke at MY house, I will give you an ashtray), I guess I take a bit of pity on the poor smokers out there. True they are making a mess and behaving irresponsibly just as I did sometimes but let's face it, it is a relatively small mess and not the cause of world pollution IMO. And those of us old enough to do this often grew up in an era where tossing stuff was socially acceptable and we just did not know any better. I know that is not an excuse for everything / anything but I am just putting out perhaps a slightly more generous view of what is poor behavior.

But anyway, I do not smoke anymore, do not condone smoker's bad behavior but perhaps I just do not view it as atrocious. And in the end, smoking is definitely on the wane due mostly to the great social pressure against it, very high cost (brought on by extreme taxes, brought on by the socially unacceptability of smoking along with the resultant health care costs) and health risks. So I think the problem will sort of taper out over time.

And while I am on this topic- the reason I quit was so I could ride time limited, long distance events on a motorcycle. I could smoke on the bike- no problem. I could even 'spark one up' on the bike- again, no problem. I could ah..... get rid of the 'smoking residue' while riding. But what I could NOT do was smoke on the bike.... in the rain. So stopping every 20, 30 minutes and finding a covered area to have a smoke would have prevented me from riding in any reasonably timed events simply because there is not time to squeeze all those smoking stops (yeah, that just did not sound right) into a given ride. The health, cost and social benefits are all great, as is the freedom I am now enjoying for the first time as an adult (it is really tough being an addict and consumes an amazingly gigantic proportion of your life looking for the next time and place where you can service that addiction) but the thing that really made me quit was motorcycle riding- go figure.

Brian

No Brian, it is not a small mess at all...

"It is estimated that several trillion cigarette butts are littered worldwide every year. That's billions of cigarettes flicked, one at a time, on our sidewalks, beaches, nature trails, gardens, and other public places every single day. In fact, cigarettes are the most littered item in America and the world. Cigarette filters are made of cellulose acetate tow, NOT COTTON, and they can take decades to degrade. Not only does cigarette litter ruin even the most picturesque setting, but the toxic residue in cigarette filters is damaging to the environment, and littered butts cause numerous fires every year, some of them fatal. "


"Cigarette butts also present a threat to wildlife. Cigarette filters have been found in the stomachs of fish, birds, whales and other marine creatures who mistake them for food ... Composed of cellulose acetate, a form of plastic, cigarette butts can persist in the environment as long as other forms of plastic.
 
There is a lot of misinformation out there regarding cigarette butt litter. The biggest myth is that cigarette filters are biodegradable. In fact, cigarette butts are not biodegradable in the sense that most people think of the word. The acetate (plastic) filters can take many years to decompose. Smokers may not realize that their actions have such a lasting, negative impact on the environment.

This myth has been perpetuated not just by the wishful thinking of many smokers, but also by the cigarette companies, who have taken great pains to keep their customers in the dark on this issue. It is very common for highly littered items such as soda cans, snack wrappers, and fast food containers to have a simple "Please Don't Litter" message. You won't find such a message on cigarette packs. Although our contacts in the industry are at a loss as to why they can't take this simple step, our best guess is that they would prefer to leave their customers blissfully ignorant. Maybe they think that people will smoke fewer cigarettes if they have to be responsible for disposing of them. We think they ought to give their customers the benefit of the doubt. Smoking and littering do not have to be synonymous, as many smokers have proven by example.

What happens after that butt gets casually flicked onto the street, nature trail, or beach? Typically wind and rain carry the cigarette into the water supply, where the toxic chemicals the cigarette filter was designed to trap leak out into aquatic ecosystems, threatening the quality of the water and many aquatic lifeforms. Cigarette butts may seem small, but with several trillion butts littered every year, the toxic chemicals add up!

The best way to educate the public about this serious environmental problem is to start with people you know. If someone you know litters their cigarettes, just point them to this site. Tell them if they visit the site, you won't bug them again, but don't let them remain blissfully ignorant! If you really feel uncomfortable addressing the issue head on, check out our anonymous e-mail page, which sends a friendly notice about the importance of proper cigarette butt disposal. Talking over the problem in person is more effective, but an anonymous communication is much better than none at all. "


I always tell folks where they can put their butts when I see them throw 'em out of their windows!    >:(
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: B.D.F. on December 06, 2013, 12:24:47 pm
Well, I meant on the scale of all things. Again, I am not disagreeing with any of you folks who say it is bad, disgusting, etc.- in fact, I agree. I am merely saying that of all the messes we (humans) make, I do not believe the messes from smoking are the big ones. Of course smoking IS a totally unnecessary thing and of course that makes it worse but having been one of the seriously addicted people, it does not seem like any kind of choice is available at the time.

As far as your voicing your opinion, that becomes part of the overall social pressure NOT to smoke, which in the end will have positive results I think. Certainly there is a lot less smoking going on now than there was 40 years ago and while there are still a surprisingly high number of people who smoke in the US, they smoke a lot less overall than the same number of smokers did years ago if for no other reason that there are far less places available in which to smoke.

Brian

No Brian, it is not a small mess at all...

<snip>

I always tell folks where they can put their butts when I see them throw 'em out of their windows!    >:(
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: gPink on December 16, 2013, 05:57:07 pm
:thumbs:

Don't forget about the number one litter item, cigarette butts!
C, you got your wish. The 'Wise Men of ILL-inois' have decided three butts on the ground is a class 4 felony....good for $25,000 fine and 1-3 in the state prison system. Out f :censored: ing standing.  >:(
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: GeeBeav on December 16, 2013, 08:22:40 pm
Lexus December to Remember commercials - like I can afford to give someone a Lexus for Christmas  :(
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Son of Pappy on December 16, 2013, 09:22:48 pm
Knowing that tonight is my last night with my baby :'( 
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on December 17, 2013, 04:31:08 am
Knowing that tonight is my last night with my baby :'(

 :grouphug:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on December 17, 2013, 04:32:33 am
Lexus December to Remember commercials - like I can afford to give someone a Lexus for Christmas  :(

Don't beat yourself up about it GB. I'll settle for a domestic brand as a gift.     :)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: ZG on December 17, 2013, 06:38:06 am
Knowing that tonight is my last night with my baby :'(


 :'(
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on December 17, 2013, 06:45:21 am
Knowing that tonight is my last night with my baby :'(

sad!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 17, 2013, 06:59:50 am
I really can't see parting with mine.  It's got at least another 5 years or more..
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on December 17, 2013, 07:00:57 am
The fact some folks, such as Christina Agulara, don't realize the importance of gear makes me crazy  :D

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4013/4271797872_fb7b78f74e_o.jpg)

Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Roger.m on December 17, 2013, 07:19:22 am
When you go to use the toilet and the last person clogged it and didn't bother to plunge it, but it's an emergency so you "clench" up and waddle down the stairs only to find the same person clogged that one too!!!!  :battle: On top of that, you know its you're 19 year old DAUGHTER!!!  :o Honestly, she  :censored:'s like a man, a BIG man!!! :banghead:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on December 17, 2013, 08:29:14 am
The fact some folks, such as Christina Agulara, don't realize the importance of gear makes me crazy  :D

([url]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4013/4271797872_fb7b78f74e_o.jpg[/url])


Regular folk who worry about what 'celebrities' are doing makes me crazy.    ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Rhino on December 17, 2013, 08:41:31 am
Having a lot of time off when there is ICE all over the road! Makes me even more crazy then when someone takes the trash out of the kitchen without replacing the bag.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: ManWorkinghere on December 17, 2013, 09:01:36 am
Lexus December to Remember commercials - like I can afford to give someone a Lexus for Christmas  :(


Car commercials where the Bow costs more than the GNP of Ghana.  And I bet the Bow is not even recyclable!

(http://ford-life.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Car_with_bow_on__111521artw.jpg)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on December 17, 2013, 09:22:37 am
Regular folk who worry about what 'celebrities' are doing makes me crazy.    ;)


She was just an example cuz I found the pic example to post...celebrity or not  that gear thing makes me crazy.

And by the way, Paris Hilton is the "hot chick" on a bike and owns her own race team...mad props to her for supporting the motorcycle industry  8)   ;D    ;D    ;D

(http://www4.pictures.stylebistro.com/gi/Paris+Hilton+Suits+Jumpsuit+H-SzMXBRFgXl.jpg)

She looks good in all her things pink too, even a boring Bentley   ;D

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-G2WkCmjV3xo/T91_TMWwbgI/AAAAAAAAAlE/o3FxlmuujOI/s1600/Paris-Hilton-Starts-Her-Own-Motorcycle-Racing-Team-3.jpg)





Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on December 17, 2013, 09:47:24 am
She was just an example cuz I found the pic example to post...celebrity or not  that gear thing makes me crazy.

And by the way, Paris Hilton is the "hot chick" on a bike and owns her own race team...mad props to her for supporting the motorcycle industry  8)   ;D    ;D    ;D

([url]http://www4.pictures.stylebistro.com/gi/Paris+Hilton+Suits+Jumpsuit+H-SzMXBRFgXl.jpg[/url])

She looks good in all her things pink too, even a boring Bentley   ;D

([url]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-G2WkCmjV3xo/T91_TMWwbgI/AAAAAAAAAlE/o3FxlmuujOI/s1600/Paris-Hilton-Starts-Her-Own-Motorcycle-Racing-Team-3.jpg[/url])


Sorry but,  :pukeface:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Son of Pappy on December 17, 2013, 10:05:39 am
C, the retirement must be getting to ya!!  Other than her skanky past and knowing about it, if she was just some chick off the street, tell me ya wouldn't hit it ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: MrPepsi on December 17, 2013, 10:11:55 am
I think he was referring to that ugly Panamera
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on December 17, 2013, 10:13:54 am
C, the retirement must be getting to ya!!  Other than her skanky past and knowing about it, if she was just some chick off the street, tell me ya wouldn't hit it ;)


+1, most would hit it (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/icon10.gif)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on December 17, 2013, 10:30:03 am
C, the retirement must be getting to ya!!  Other than her skanky past and knowing about it, if she was just some chick off the street, tell me ya wouldn't hit it ;)

Have you ever seen her ass? It's one of the ugliest in showbiz (for a non overweight person that is).
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Son of Pappy on December 17, 2013, 10:40:37 am
Have you ever seen her ass? It's one of the ugliest in showbiz (for a non overweight person that is).
She is not a ten for sure, but comparing her to some of the Bremelo's I have seen around here???  If ya don't know what a Bremelo is, well, I won't go there as things can never be unseen :o
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Son of Pappy on December 17, 2013, 10:42:53 am
www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2cYAJvJpy0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2cYAJvJpy0#)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: MrPepsi on December 17, 2013, 10:44:02 am
Easily one of the greatest albums ever made.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on December 17, 2013, 10:50:29 am
She is not a ten for sure, but comparing her to some of the Bremelo's I have seen around here???  If ya don't know what a Bremelo is, well, I won't go there as things can never be unseen :o

Ain't they a brake manufacturer?    ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Son of Pappy on December 17, 2013, 10:53:49 am
Nope, natures form of birth control :o  When they do mate the create Silverwhales and Port Orcas.  (Silverdale and Port Orchard) :-[
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on December 17, 2013, 01:36:26 pm
the 3 LA socialites at a party near you

(http://celebrities.ninemsn.com.au/img/blog/blog291008_lilo.jpg)

Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on December 17, 2013, 02:12:55 pm
the 3 LA socialites at a party near you

([url]http://celebrities.ninemsn.com.au/img/blog/blog291008_lilo.jpg[/url])


After a long session with their makeup artists.     ::)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on December 17, 2013, 02:21:13 pm
After a long session with their makeup artists.     ::)


+1

and hair stylists too.  normal etiquette for socialites, models, celebrities, fashion industry types to keep the artist teams around 24/7 this dude goes to just color her hair once a month....  color artist?


Michael Boychuck is one of the top Sin City hair stylists making Vegas a "mane" attraction. He owns Color at Caesars Palace, Amp at Palms and Primp at Palms Palace, but travels to LA monthly to color Paris Hilton's hair.

For years, Paris Hilton’s colorist Michael Boychuck, owner of Color at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, created a high-volume base and baliaged the lightener to pull off her party-perfect platinum. Like all good glamazons, she recently requested a shift to more subtle shadings, but what’s a natural streak for Paris still keeps colorists in cash.

“Paris is a natural Level 7, dark blonde, so I lifted the base about 1½ levels, using equal parts Schwarzkopf 9-0 and 9-1 with 25-volume developer,” says Boychuck. “For highlights, I bricklayed foils of L’Oréal Majimeche with 30-volume developer in back and positioned the foils very tight in front to keep it extra light.”

The new contrast and non-ammonia highlights allow her healthiest, most natural blonde to date, without sacrificing her signature style.

(http://media.modernsalon.com/images/490*421/parishilton600.jpg)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on December 17, 2013, 02:30:44 pm
"The new contrast and non-ammonia highlights allow her healthiest, most natural blonde to date, without sacrificing her signature style. "

I don't know about the rest of you guys but I feel so much better knowing this.  ::)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on December 17, 2013, 02:31:32 pm
my girl teressa colors her own  ;D

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1077061_10200542587781803_37604876_o.jpg)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: MrPepsi on December 17, 2013, 02:31:34 pm
I don't think any of us needed to be told she's a natural blonde.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: gPink on December 17, 2013, 02:46:26 pm
"The new contrast and non-ammonia highlights allow her healthiest, most natural blonde to date, without sacrificing her signature style. "

I don't know about the rest of you guys but I feel so much better knowing this.  ::)
We need somebody to clean up this thread. Where's the Cap'n when you need him?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Roger.m on December 17, 2013, 02:49:23 pm
What makes me crazy is when a thread is hijacked and turned into a discussion on women's hair coloring habits!!!  :offtopic:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: gPink on December 17, 2013, 02:50:56 pm
....is wondering how you can hijack this thread?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 17, 2013, 03:07:02 pm
All this, of course, makes me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Son of Pappy on December 17, 2013, 03:14:21 pm
All this, of course, makes me crazy.
One post at a time  ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 17, 2013, 03:15:00 pm
 :salute:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on December 17, 2013, 04:11:16 pm
What makes me crazy is when a thread is hijacked and turned into a discussion on women's hair coloring habits!!!  :offtopic:

perhaps hair color drives us crazy. can you please explain what the topic of this thread is?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: sherob on December 17, 2013, 04:19:10 pm
Maybe those that are follically impaired have issues about hair coloring discussions?   :o
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: ZG on December 17, 2013, 04:34:22 pm
We need somebody to clean up this thread. Where's the Cap'n when you need him?


 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Son of Pappy on December 17, 2013, 04:42:41 pm
We need somebody to clean up this thread. Where's the Cap'n when you need him?
Looking for his key.  What drives me crazy?  When the wife can't find her keys so she steals mine, which means I spend hours in search of lost keys.  Once I find hers I figured out that she took mine!! 
So, today as I am prepping everything for the soon to be new owner of Silverdammit I managed to "lose" the fob I have used since new, I tried the 2nd fob once just to make sure it worked.  Major panic, looked everywhere, even looked in the dishwasher as I had started it this morning.  Nothing, zip, zilch, nothing.  I knew the wife didn't have it, I had moved the Connie after she left.  Maybe my daughter had scooped it up?  Nope.  More looking.  Sit on the couch (I had already checked it like 5 times) when the land line rings.  A light bulb clicks on as when I was moving the old couch out I discovered a phone that had been missing for almost 2 years.  Yep, there the fob was, nicely tucked away in the bottom fold.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on December 17, 2013, 05:02:18 pm
Looking for his key.  What drives me crazy?  When the wife can't find her keys so she steals mine, which means I spend hours in search of lost keys.  Once I find hers I figured out that she took mine!! 
So, today as I am prepping everything for the soon to be new owner of Silverdammit I managed to "lose" the fob I have used since new, I tried the 2nd fob once just to make sure it worked.  Major panic, looked everywhere, even looked in the dishwasher as I had started it this morning.  Nothing, zip, zilch, nothing.  I knew the wife didn't have it, I had moved the Connie after she left.  Maybe my daughter had scooped it up?  Nope.  More looking.  Sit on the couch (I had already checked it like 5 times) when the land line rings.  A light bulb clicks on as when I was moving the old couch out I discovered a phone that had been missing for almost 2 years.  Yep, there the fob was, nicely tucked away in the bottom fold.

nice  ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on December 17, 2013, 05:05:33 pm
another thing drives me crazy is visiting Miami, dropping by Homestead-Miami International Speedway, and NOT having the proper bike with me for the track   ;)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/Connie%2014/DSC_1448.jpg)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Roger.m on December 17, 2013, 05:22:24 pm
Maybe those that are follically impaired have issues about hair coloring discussions?   :o

Follically challenged I'm not.  :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on December 17, 2013, 06:01:44 pm
Follically challenged I'm not.  :rotflmao:


(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/avatars/lol.gif)

nice post reply right there
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: ZG on December 17, 2013, 06:12:32 pm
Follically challenged I'm not.  :rotflmao:


Are you on Duck Dynasty Roger?  ;) ;D :chugbeer:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on December 18, 2013, 04:41:24 am
Follically challenged I'm not.  :rotflmao:

Down under?   ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on December 18, 2013, 04:41:59 am

Are you on Duck Dynasty Roger?  ;) ;D :chugbeer:

 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Roger.m on December 18, 2013, 07:01:48 am
Down under?   ;)

Maybe?!?!  :o
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on December 18, 2013, 07:14:29 am
 :D

there is help

http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=15716.0 (http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=15716.0)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Roger.m on December 18, 2013, 07:34:43 am
:D

there is help

[url]http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=15716.0[/url] ([url]http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=15716.0[/url])


 :yikes:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on December 18, 2013, 09:25:16 am
:D

there is help

[url]http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=15716.0[/url] ([url]http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=15716.0[/url])


 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: sherob on December 18, 2013, 09:47:25 am
Seeing a complaint from the Security Team that I'm not using their password management software to manage my passwords.  Really?  Another password to remember, that I'll never use?  What did I ever do all these years, how did I ever survive, without this awesomely useless extra step managing my passwords?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 18, 2013, 10:47:33 am
And you'll need to keep changing it at regular intervals.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 01, 2014, 07:42:28 am
Followed a Prius yesterday to Lake Anna on 208.   :censored: slowed down in the no pass zones and sped up where I could pass.  Very few places to pass that were clear as the traffic was moderate in both directions. Grrrr.

Going to the Burger King and their Coke Icee machine is broke.  The one next to Sheetz at Ferry Farms....it's always  :censored: broke.  I hate them.

All this, of course, makes me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on June 01, 2014, 08:35:54 am
What makes me crazy is no one told me about Beartooth Pass, and I haven't stumbled upon it during any of my North American journeys.

Bucket List!  ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: GeeBeav on June 01, 2014, 09:06:02 am
Prius . . . sped up where I could pass.
So, you were outrun by a Prius?  :o
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on June 01, 2014, 09:13:06 am
So, you were outrun by a Prius?  :o

 :o   ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 01, 2014, 10:49:34 am
So, you were outrun by a Prius?  :o

Wasn't on the bike, unfortunately.  I had to pick up a chair.  Was in the RAV4.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: gPink on June 01, 2014, 11:36:12 am
So, you were outrun by a Prius?  :o
Wasn't on the bike, unfortunately.  I had to pick up a chair.  Was in the RAV4.
It was a yes or no question, Sir
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: sherob on June 01, 2014, 02:12:53 pm
Wasn't on the bike, unfortunately.  I had to pick up a chair.  Was in the RAV4.

So you weren't in your Prius?  Your lucky!!!  I heard there is a new road rage thing going on in Prius drivers now... if they can't overcome traffic anxiety, they may suffer Priuspism!  :o
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 01, 2014, 02:53:27 pm
It was a yes or no question, Sir

You dare question my authority?                                        yes
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on June 02, 2014, 04:39:08 am
So, you were outrun by a Prius?  :o

Wasn't on the bike, unfortunately.  I had to pick up a chair.  Was in the RAV4.

It was a yes or no question, Sir

 :rotflmao:  :rotflmao:  :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 03, 2014, 08:13:49 pm
My windshield wipers broke on my 91 Dakota.  They just stopped in mid wipe.  I hate it when that happens.  Now I have to fix them.  You don't want to know what I did to my Rav4 in trying to fix it.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: rhhall on June 03, 2014, 09:27:39 pm
So you weren't in your Prius?  Your lucky!!!  I heard there is a new road rage thing going on in Prius drivers now... if they can't overcome traffic anxiety, they may suffer Priuspism!  :o
:yikes:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Cold Streak on June 04, 2014, 12:45:46 pm
Quote
My windshield wipers broke on my 91 Dakota.  They just stopped in mid wipe.  I hate it when that happens.  Now I have to fix them.  You don't want to know what I did to my Rav4 in trying to fix it.

Good luck getting them out or even getting the cowling off.  My 93 Dakota was so rusted up nothing wanted to move and that was years ago.  Made me crazy, it did.

Good truck otherwise. 

Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 04, 2014, 12:51:01 pm
It took a few minutes but I've gained access to the wiper beast.  Main plastic thingy that holds the linkage to the motor popped off.  Sprayed some white grease on the pivot and reattached the thingy using a small clamp to push it on.  Seems ok now.  I spent a good 20 minutes vacuuming out the tree crap.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: DeansZG on June 04, 2014, 04:35:12 pm
My windshield wipers broke on my 91 Dakota.  They just stopped in mid wipe.  I hate it when that happens.  >>>SNIP<<<

Reminds of a co-worker yrs. ago that hooked up some string to the non-working wipers on his mid-60's Buick Skylark. Had the string pass thru the vent windows & steered w/ his knee while alternately pulling the string to operate the wipers. Drove that car for a couple of yrs. w/ that set-up.... ::)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on June 04, 2014, 05:12:20 pm
Let an old dodge truck rust long enough, and they turn into awesomeness rat rods.

(http://www.streetrods-online.com/RAT%20RODS/RAT%20ROD%20PHOTOS%206/gg-083.jpg)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: rhhall on June 04, 2014, 08:14:07 pm
patina
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Cold Streak on June 05, 2014, 08:57:37 am
Quote
Main plastic thingy that holds the linkage to the motor popped off.

There's only two types of plastic parts on your car.  Those that have broken and those that are about to break.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 15, 2014, 05:27:43 am
These  :censored: TV shows that recap nearly the exactly same segment after a commercial.  It's like they think you've forgotten everything.  I'm old and have CRS but I'm not that bad.  If you add that in to a half hour show with the commercials, you're probably only getting about 15 minutes of new material.   :censored: cheapskates!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on June 15, 2014, 06:43:35 am
These  :censored: TV shows that recap nearly the exactly same segment after a commercial.  It's like they think you've forgotten everything.  I'm old and have CRS but I'm not that bad.  If you add that in to a half hour show with the commercials, you're probably only getting about 15 minutes of new material.   :censored: cheapskates!

I feel your pain Jim! The :censored: ID Channel is the worst for this!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 15, 2014, 07:00:49 am
Cling wrap....I can't make that  :censored: work!  I pull it off and it immediately clings to itself.  I don't know why I even try.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: tweeter55 on June 15, 2014, 07:04:07 am
Not checking the wind direction before taking a whiz outdoors.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: DeansZG on June 15, 2014, 07:09:54 am
Not checking the wind direction before taking a whiz outdoors.

yes...it is better to be whizzed off than whizzed on! ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on June 15, 2014, 08:35:07 pm
dealing with bankers drives me crazy. no matter how much cash or what amount pre-approved loans one waves at them.

blah, trading stocks is so much easier  ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 16, 2014, 09:55:34 am
 :censored: idiots making a U-turn that require cars to be at least one mile away coming from the opposite direction before they initiate the left hand U.  Had to lay on the horn at one just a few minutes ago to make the idiot move.  F :censored: !
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Rhino on June 16, 2014, 10:11:40 am
I might have already stated this one but people driving in formation well under the speed limit blocking traffic. I don't do it but I'm so tempted to go between or around on the shoulder.  >:(
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: gPink on June 16, 2014, 10:12:30 am
:censored: idiots making a U-turn that require cars to be at least one mile away coming from the opposite direction before they initiate the left hand U.  Had to lay on the horn at one just a few minutes ago to make the idiot move.  F :censored: !
Are you texting this while you're driving? That makes me crazy....
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 16, 2014, 10:49:04 am
Right....   I don't text.  Have it turned off for both my wife and me.  Back in the home office, so no need to be crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: gPink on June 16, 2014, 11:55:53 am
<whew>  :)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: GeeBeav on June 16, 2014, 12:04:43 pm
Are you texting this while you're driving? That makes me crazy....

Or twittering? I hate that.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 16, 2014, 01:35:59 pm
Don't twitter either..

I do Facebook every once in awhile but it's a quick in and out (did I just say that?) to check on very specific things or a manufacturer's site to get a coupon code.  Other than that, I'm not very social.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: GeeBeav on June 16, 2014, 01:48:17 pm
Hate facebook. Why does a candy bar, or a household cleaner, or a pill need facebook?
They don't have faces. They don't have friends. Makes me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on June 17, 2014, 04:39:21 am
Hate facebook. Why does a candy bar, or a household cleaner, or a pill need facebook?
They don't have faces. They don't have friends. Makes me crazy.

And they can't read either...
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on June 17, 2014, 05:00:01 pm
I'm going to post up on this forum while riding my  C14 and offer to text your phones  ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 17, 2014, 05:35:26 pm
Yes, and the power of KIPASS will protect you and any others in your way.. :finger_fing11:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on June 18, 2014, 05:27:37 am
:censored: people who can't drive worth a :censored: who use their cells while driving (texting or talking). I thought that Illinois was bad for this, Wisconsin is even worse!

Hey :censored: ! I can see you looking down at your phone instead of at the road!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 18, 2014, 07:23:39 am
Oh, it's real easy to tell what they are doing..
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on June 18, 2014, 08:49:14 am
I'm going to post up on this forum while riding my  C14 and offer to text your phones  ;D

Yes, and the power of KIPASS will protect you and any others in your way.. :finger_fing11:

Yes sir, and I hope it CONTINUES to protect me too  ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: gPink on June 23, 2014, 04:54:35 am
Folks who join in a conversation in the OPEN board on this forum, pretend to get their feelings hurt, then complain that they thought this was a motorcycle forum and leave in a huff. I don't mind them leaving but it got a legitimate thread locked. That makes me crazy pisses me off.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 23, 2014, 06:48:07 am
You'll get over it... :)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: gPink on June 23, 2014, 07:12:17 am
yep  ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on June 23, 2014, 08:37:17 am
Censorship drives me crazy. Unless I'm the one who determines its required hah! But the mad mod tools are fun.  One drop down has all the mad power. 

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But as a mod on a couple of national forums I noticed censorship drives site traffic in the ground.  Like I'll nuke a post or warn a member  and not see him post up much.  Then I peek at a competitive Zx14 forum and he's starting threads, and post-ho'ing like a wild dog  >:(


Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Son of Pappy on June 23, 2014, 11:22:48 am
Censorship drives me crazy. Unless I'm the one who determines its required hah! But the mad mod tools are fun.  One drop down has all the mad power. 

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But as a mod on a couple of national forums I noticed censorship drives site traffic in the ground.  Like I'll nuke a post or warn a member  and not see him post up much.  Then I peek at a competitive Zx14 forum and he's starting threads, and post-ho'ing like a wild dog  >:(


This is true for at least me, after several censored posts over there, I have no, none, zero desire to even visit.  Dead to me, besides, I like it here much better because what is locked is usually, as in almost always, needed. 

FWIW, naw, I won't go there  ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on June 23, 2014, 02:45:24 pm
top~
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: ZG on June 23, 2014, 08:34:21 pm
Single digit posters (or even worse 1 post count) listing their bikes for sale on forums...
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: sherob on June 24, 2014, 08:18:19 am
Driving a motorcycle...  :o
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: MrPepsi on June 24, 2014, 09:29:27 am
A woman who can never make a decision.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Son of Pappy on June 24, 2014, 09:35:16 am
Know it alls who post opinions as fact, straying off topic to discredit other posters.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 24, 2014, 04:50:02 pm
It takes all kinds here, SOP.  This is something I'm grateful for.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Son of Pappy on June 24, 2014, 07:28:37 pm
It takes all kinds here, SOP.  This is something I'm grateful for.
It does for sure, doesn't mean we always need to be nice about it though ;)  :)

 :finger_fing11:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 24, 2014, 07:51:11 pm
It does if you're in any board but the Arena. 
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Son of Pappy on June 24, 2014, 07:53:58 pm
So, "Please ST, uh never mind" ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on June 25, 2014, 04:45:04 am
Ordered a new GPS from Amazon, it was delivered yesterday. After opening the shipping box I noticed that the GPS box looked a little rough, like it's been opened before. After opening the box I can tell that the GPS has been out of the box and perhaps used previously (no protective cling over the GPS's screen, no twist ties on the cables, etc.....) I turned the GPS on and it looked fine, till I opened the recent trip info. The GPS had been in use for more than 6 hours and had traveled more than 200 miles with a max speed of 87mph.

I've spent a lot of money at Amazon in the past and paying for a new device and having a returned device sent to me instead make me crazy!

Needless to say, I let Amazon know how I feel about this and I received a refund and will be sending the GPS back, with a new top speed I might add.    ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 25, 2014, 05:08:02 am
Don't blame you.  It would **** me off as well.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Rhino on June 25, 2014, 06:24:40 am
Obviously used by someone on a Harley ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Cold Streak on June 25, 2014, 08:42:23 am
People who hit their brake before signalling and changing lanes.  I know, at least they signaled, but why the brake?  I see it a lot and it makes me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on June 25, 2014, 09:43:10 pm
Buying foreclosed/REO properties from banks drives me ^%$&ing crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: AlbertaDoug on June 25, 2014, 11:32:37 pm
People who think it's ok to sit on my bike.  >:( :censored: :thumbdown
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on June 26, 2014, 04:27:32 am
Obviously used by someone on a Harley ;)

 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Rhino on June 26, 2014, 06:19:46 am
Getting a useless meeting scheduled in late afternoon on the evening I was going to start on a 5 day ride. I blocked the time out in the calendar to leave "early" at 5:00 but the meeting got scheduled by someone 2 timezones earlier. 3:00 for them, 5:00 for me. It would be one thing if it was important but this is just a reschedule of a recurring meeting.  >:(
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: MrPepsi on June 26, 2014, 08:17:40 am
Getting a useless meeting scheduled in late afternoon on the evening I was going to start on a 5 day ride. I blocked the time out in the calendar to leave "early" at 5:00 but the meeting got scheduled by someone 2 timezones earlier. 3:00 for them, 5:00 for me. It would be one thing if it was important but this is just a reschedule of a recurring meeting.  >:(

Bluetooth headset in the helmet, FTW. ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Rhino on June 26, 2014, 10:37:34 am
Bluetooth headset in the helmet, FTW. ;D

I have a Sena and yes I am so tempted to go that route. If they don't add webX to the meeting I just might.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on July 25, 2014, 05:37:48 am
No coffee makes me crazy!

I went to grind my coffee beans this morning only to find that my freakin coffee grinder bit the dust!  :o    >:(
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 25, 2014, 06:27:44 am
Queen - Another One Bites the Dust (Official Video) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY0WxgSXdEE#)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Rhino on July 25, 2014, 07:25:23 am
No coffee makes me crazy!

I went to grind my coffee beans this morning only to find that my freakin coffee grinder bit the dust!  :o    >:(

 :yikes: That would be DefCon 1 emergency in my book.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on July 25, 2014, 07:55:55 am
No coffee makes me crazy!

I went to grind my coffee beans this morning only to find that my freakin coffee grinder bit the dust!  :o    >:(

:yikes: That would be DefCon 1 emergency in my book.

This damn grinder has so many safety switches and interlocks to keep the user from grinding their fingers to the bone that I figured it had to be one of the switches. After some minor surgery I managed to grind enough beans for two cups so the DefCon status was downgraded somewhat. I'll be breaking out my soldering iron and doing some unsanctioned and unsafe mods on this thing. I hope that I don't lose a finger.    ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 25, 2014, 08:17:04 am
Or poke your eye out..
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Classvino on July 25, 2014, 08:17:55 am
:yikes: That would be DefCon 1 emergency in my book.

We keep a small bag of "pre-ground" coffee in the freezer for just such emergencies.   We use it up and replace periodically just to ensure it doesn't degrade too badly in the freezer - keeps if fairly well though...

Jamie
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on July 25, 2014, 03:38:15 pm
what makes me crazy is having not one but two antique cars to fool with....cuttin' into my post-ho time    don't ask  ;D

sunday driver:
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/Camaro/camaro_79Z28.jpg)

frame off restoration project
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/Camaro/camaro.jpg)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on July 26, 2014, 07:15:06 am
After completely disassembling my coffee grinder here's what I found inside the top section of the grinder (where the controls live).


That is nearly 2 ounces (yes, I weighed it) of old coffee that somehow got inside of the unit's case and fouled up the open 'rheostat' that is used to set the grind time.

Talk about a poor design! I received this Cuisinart grinder as a gift about 3 years ago from my son. Maybe I should contact Cuisinart and tell them of this poor design?

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41RfsBmfIGL.jpg)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: gPink on July 26, 2014, 08:05:10 am
Sounds french. Do you speak french?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on July 26, 2014, 08:23:14 am
Sounds french. Do you speak french?

Nope, do you think that might be the problem?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: gPink on July 26, 2014, 08:24:00 am
si senor
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on July 26, 2014, 08:30:56 am
On the bottom of the grinder it says, 'Fabrique En China'

Do I need to speak French or Chinese?

Maybe French with a Chinese accent or Chinese with a French accent?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: gPink on July 26, 2014, 08:40:22 am
On the bottom of the grinder it says, 'Fabrique En China'

Do I need to speak French or Chinese?

Maybe French with a Chinese accent or Chinese with a French accent?
:rotflmao:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: ZG on July 26, 2014, 09:05:41 am
On the bottom of the grinder it says, 'Fabrique En China'

Do I need to speak French or Chinese?

Maybe French with a Chinese accent or Chinese with a French accent?


 :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 26, 2014, 10:19:48 am
I've had more than a few Cuisanarts that have been less than stellar...all of them made in China, however I'm sure that they were designed by some idiots over here.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Rhino on July 28, 2014, 06:46:19 am
But the important thing is you can now grind coffee bean again right?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Conrad on July 28, 2014, 08:00:16 am
But the important thing is you can now grind coffee bean again right?

Oh yes! I fixed the Cuisinart and it's working fine now. I bought a new grinder though and the Cuisinart is now the back-up, I ain't gonna go through that again!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 29, 2014, 05:35:23 am
MCs with their brights on at night that are directly behind me..  :censored: !
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on July 29, 2014, 06:15:35 am
Getting old and questioning your own memory really annoys me. Did the name of the thread change? Or am I just getting old?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on July 29, 2014, 06:20:50 am
yes
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 29, 2014, 09:10:27 am
Possibly..
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on July 29, 2014, 10:29:13 am
Possibly I'm getting old or Possibly the name of the thread changed?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 29, 2014, 01:21:58 pm
I'd lean more towards the thread subject changed, but that's me.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on July 30, 2014, 04:32:55 am
I'd lean more towards the thread subject changed, but that's me.

Don't lean too far Jim, with that bucket on your head you might tip over...
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 30, 2014, 05:14:51 am
Aye, but it's a very nice bucket indeed.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: ZG on July 30, 2014, 10:51:15 am
Don't lean too far Jim, with that bucket on your head you might tip over...


Aye, but it's a very nice bucket indeed.


 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: MrPepsi on September 04, 2014, 02:51:36 pm
Merging with another company, and they finally decide we need to move our entire office in with their office, and of course I'm in charge of everything IT related.
Let me tell you, that's a lot.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Son of Pappy on September 04, 2014, 03:09:33 pm
Forum regulars downing Face Book   ;) ;D 8)

"Like if you agree" ;) (a +1)
"Share" (Quote)

See the similarities?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on September 04, 2014, 03:52:09 pm
no
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Son of Pappy on September 04, 2014, 04:05:11 pm
no
We on the forum do a +1 if we "Like" something.  We hit "Quote" to share someones post, same as a "Share" on FB.  It is all social media, one is more favored than another.  Same vulnerabilities, same keyboard, same bits of data.  We here have a variety of boards to help segregate information, FB does as well, which is an "Open" source, with inner pages for invitees only, just like the "Arena".

Not seeing this is what drives me crazy and leaves me feeling annoyed  (Back on topic Jim  ;) )
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: GeeBeav on September 04, 2014, 04:07:58 pm
no

+1 :)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on September 04, 2014, 04:14:56 pm
We on the forum do a +1 if we "Like" something.  We hit "Quote" to share someones post, same as a "Share" on FB.  It is all social media, one is more favored than another.  Same vulnerabilities, same keyboard, same bits of data.  We here have a variety of boards to help segregate information, FB does as well, which is an "Open" source, with inner pages for invitees only, just like the "Arena".

Not seeing this is what drives me crazy and leaves me feeling annoyed  (Back on topic Jim  ;) )

Agree completely. My 2 social media sites I use regularly are FB and zggtr.org. In fact lots of times I post the same thing in both or share something from one to the other. So I also don't understanding loving one but hating the other.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on September 04, 2014, 04:40:52 pm
Would it be OK to like one and not care for the other? Or are love and hate the only options?

 ;)

Brian

Agree completely. My 2 social media sites I use regularly are FB and zggtr.org. In fact lots of times I post the same thing in both or share something from one to the other. So I also don't understanding loving one but hating the other.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on September 04, 2014, 04:45:11 pm
I try not to frequent or do business with leftist, hypocritical people or organizations. It's not about 'hate' which has lost it's meaning as a usable word in todays society much as the word 'racist' has.  8)

Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on September 04, 2014, 04:49:46 pm
Would it be OK to like one and not care for the other? Or are love and hate the only options?

 ;)

Brian

All is ok. I don't understand a LOT of things. That doesn't make any of them not ok.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on September 04, 2014, 04:51:39 pm
Hey Chet, maybe you should get you somma' dis:

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f82/BDF08012008/P1010166.jpg) (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/BDF08012008/media/P1010166.jpg.html)

Hard to be really crazy and annoyed when u be rubbin' da (Easy Boys!) kitty.

 :rotflmao:

Brian


Not seeing this is what drives me crazy and leaves me feeling annoyed  (Back on topic Jim  ;) )
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on September 04, 2014, 04:55:52 pm
Kirby in it's youth?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on September 04, 2014, 04:58:04 pm
Yeah but now you are getting dangerously close to talking about telling the truth and lots and lots of people do not want to hear that. In fact, if one is in a position of authority, celebrity or even significant public exposure (Easy Boys- not that kind of exposure!) one is almost certainly going to suffer and suffer significantly if he / she is going to tell the truth.

“I speak the truth not so much as I would, but as much as I dare, and I dare a little more as I grow older”
-Montaigne

Brian

I try not to frequent or do business with leftist, hypocritical people or organizations. It's not about 'hate' which has lost it's meaning as a usable word in todays society much as the word 'racist' has.  8)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on September 04, 2014, 05:02:24 pm
Chloe. We are cat- sitting my son and DIL's two cats- that is the small, black one. Nice cat but a little 'off'; she goes from affectionate (rubbing, singing, all the usual 'happy cat' stuff) to growling, howling, clawing (no front claws though) and biting in about 3 milliseconds for no apparent reason. Like PMS but faster. Maybe she is thinking about Facebook?  ;D

Brian

Kirby in it's youth?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Racer Boy on September 04, 2014, 10:29:08 pm
I try not to frequent or do business with leftist, hypocritical people or organizations. It's not about 'hate' which has lost it's meaning as a usable word in todays society much as the word 'racist' has.  8)

Why do business with ANY hypocritical people or organization? Is a rightist one okay?

I don't get it.  ???
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Son of Pappy on September 04, 2014, 11:20:15 pm
Why do business with ANY hypocritical people or organization? Is a rightist one okay?

I don't get it.  ???
Feeling crazy and annoyed you missed the separation-,-.  He didn't say leftist hypocritical (one and the same), he said leftist, hypocritical people or organization.  3 separate examples...  To be clear on my end, I am having a hard time telling right from left any more, kinda apolitical, but not really.  "Like" if you agree  ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on September 05, 2014, 03:40:34 am
Why do business with ANY hypocritical people or organization? Is a rightist one okay?

I don't get it.  ???
Not necessarily ok but better.  ::)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: turbojoe78 on September 05, 2014, 06:41:41 am
Feeling crazy and annoyed you missed the separation-,-.  He didn't say leftist hypocritical (one and the same), he said leftist, hypocritical people or organization.  3 separate examples...  To be clear on my end, I am having a hard time telling right from left any more, kinda apolitical, but not really.  "Like" if you agree  ;)

+1  (like)   ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Racer Boy on September 05, 2014, 08:23:10 am
What makes me crazy and annoyed is that everything is so political. Does it have to be this way?

I rarely go to the COG forum anymore because of that kind of crap. I figured that most of the people there are old grouches (typical C10 owner  ;)), and there would be less of that here. But it isn't just here, it is everywhere.

Ugh.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on September 05, 2014, 08:46:10 am
What makes me crazy and annoyed is that everything is so political. Does it have to be this way?

I rarely go to the COG forum anymore because of that kind of crap. I figured that most of the people there are old grouches (typical C10 owner  ;)), and there would be less of that here. But it isn't just here, it is everywhere.

Ugh.
Once again a comment was made that you felt you had to respond to. That's fine, this is a public forum. Don't start whining about everything being political when you yourself have contributed to that condition.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on September 05, 2014, 09:22:25 am
Boys....
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on September 05, 2014, 09:52:23 am
Look at him go- like watching DaVinci with a piece of charcoal. Jim is my hero- a moderator who can moderate. Rather than those moderators who cannot moderate, fan the flames, cause tremendous difficulty and generally make a shambles of a forum.

Here ya' go Jim, I am faxing you a Margarita!    ;)

Brian

Boys....
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on September 05, 2014, 10:06:21 am
I have one for Jim right here.

Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on September 05, 2014, 10:14:10 am
Look at him go- like watching DaVinci with a piece of charcoal. Jim is my hero- a moderator who can moderate. Rather than those moderators who cannot moderate, fan the flames, cause tremendous difficulty and generally make a shambles of a forum.

Here ya' go Jim, I am faxing you a Margarita!    ;)

Brian

I could change, you know.  Appreciate the Margarita...

I have one for Jim right here.



It looks very nice and I do like them but it's like taking a massive amount of caffeine as far as the results.  Keeps me wide awake for hours.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Racer Boy on September 05, 2014, 07:56:27 pm
Feeling crazy and annoyed you missed the separation-,-.  He didn't say leftist hypocritical (one and the same), he said leftist, hypocritical people or organization.  3 separate examples...  To be clear on my end, I am having a hard time telling right from left any more, kinda apolitical, but not really.  "Like" if you agree  ;)

You are right, I did miss the separation. It makes a lot more sense when read that way.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Racer Boy on September 05, 2014, 08:17:59 pm
Once again a comment was made that you felt you had to respond to. That's fine, this is a public forum. Don't start whining about everything being political when you yourself have contributed to that condition.

Clumsy posting on my part. Believe me, the last thing I wanted to do was be political, as that would be hypocritical. And we don't want to go there, do we!   ;D

It's odd, I've been a member of several forums over the years, on another motorcycle forum (Yamaha FZ1) I've been there for almost ten years. In all that time I've never raised the ire that I have in a few posts here. I've never been accused of whining before, so it's got me wondering, what have I been doing wrong? I sure don't mean to **** anyone here off.
 
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on September 06, 2014, 06:21:36 am
Keep on keeping on...you're doing fine. :thumbs:   As is everyone else here.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on September 06, 2014, 07:11:35 am
It looks very nice and I do like them but it's like taking a massive amount of caffeine as far as the results.  Keeps me wide awake for hours.

Well duh! That's why you drink them in the morning.    :)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: sherob on September 06, 2014, 11:52:39 am
It looks very nice and I do like them but it's like taking a massive amount of caffeine as far as the results.  Keeps me wide awake for hours.


Vodka... breakfast of Moderator's...

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Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on September 06, 2014, 12:18:22 pm
True, but I prefer my vodka unadulterated...
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Racer Boy on September 06, 2014, 06:02:11 pm
Vodka... breakfast of Moderator's...

([url]http://i.imgur.com/y35TOJm.jpg[/url])


I'm assuming that is PhotoShopped!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on September 06, 2014, 06:29:48 pm
yeah, but this one's not.... :)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on September 07, 2014, 06:04:27 am
Vodka... breakfast of Moderator's...

([url]http://i.imgur.com/y35TOJm.jpg[/url])


Brown sugar cinnamon pop tarts, my favorite flavor!   :)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on September 07, 2014, 06:08:52 am
Cinanon, cinamin I can't even say it without my mouth going into convulsions.  I picked up my revulsion of that spice from my Mom.  Must be a genetic thing.  Yuck!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on September 08, 2014, 10:41:12 am
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Quote from: Racer Boy on Yesterday at 06:48:19 pm
Is this necessary? The new guy was simply asking questions, and shared his opinion on some of the "features" of the bike that he doesn't like.

If his opinion doesn't match yours, do you need to blast him? I've been on the receiving end of this very unwelcoming attitude here before. I'm sure I'll get blasted again for saying this, but the feeling to a newbie on this forum is that this is a small club that really doesn't want anyone new in the club.

Anyway, welcome 238mph! I hope you can get some answers to your questions.
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I believe the run away train that was the OP started this wreck. I won't even go into the claiming victim hood thing.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on September 08, 2014, 02:33:17 pm
While this is a thread that contains things that annoy us...bringing membership stuff up isn't on the agenda, ok?  If one has an issue with someone please do it through the PM process and work it out or just use the ignore button.  I'm starting to get pi$$ed with all of this  :censored: .
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on September 08, 2014, 02:40:31 pm
Well I for one appreciate your efforts on this and other matters Jim. You do a great job of keeping this the nice, pleasant, informative and enjoyable place that it is. So while you are a bit annoyed right now, I am quite hopeful that that will pass soon enough and we can all get back to doing what we do well. Whatever that is. If any of us do anything well. OK, forget that whole idea- just keep moderating and all will be well. Or as close to 'well' as we're gonna' get.  ;D

And thanks for cleaning up that other little mess (all I can think of is a virtual page that goes like this: "Moderator, clean-up needed on isle #23"   :rotflmao: ).

Back ON-TOPIC: what will soon make me crazy and annoyed is traveling through the northeast to get to northern VA to visit my son and family. Probably on the bike, probably in one day and probably going to have some unpleasantness between New Haven, CT and Washington, DC..... just hopefully not ALL the way between those two points :-(

Brian

While this is a thread that contains things that annoy us...bringing membership stuff up isn't on the agenda, ok?  If one has an issue with someone please do it through the PM process or just use the ignore button.  I'm starting to get pi$$ed with all of this  :censored: .
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on September 08, 2014, 03:10:10 pm
"Moderator, clean-up needed on isle #23"

 :rotflmao: Maybe an emoticon showing a Knight pushing some mess with a broom.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on September 08, 2014, 03:15:20 pm
Or cutting a head off...
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on September 08, 2014, 03:57:30 pm
Or cutting a head off...

 :thumbs: Better yet!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on September 08, 2014, 05:37:59 pm
Yeah- but a mess with a cranky, hissing cat in the middle of it.  ::)

Brian

:rotflmao: Maybe an emoticon showing a Knight pushing some mess with a broom.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on September 09, 2014, 05:51:09 am
Or cutting a head off...


 :o

(http://www.burnabrain.com/wp-content/uploads/its-not-the-guillotine.jpg)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on September 09, 2014, 06:00:35 am
 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on September 14, 2014, 12:34:12 pm
Just got back from a ride up to Cow Hampshire and back (up on Thurs, back today). Roads up there are a bit rough but what is it with the locals riding in the left lane? Is that the practice there or something? I thought there was a lot of that going on in CT until going to NH. I pulled up behind one of them doing 10 under the limit, gave a flick of the high beams, the driver pulled over (about 18 yrs. old and so small she was sitting with her head below the headrest) and when I went by, she flipped me off. ?? Whats up with that? She was cranky because I disturbed her nap or something?

It was nice to see the speed limit up to 70 MPH though- I do not know when that was done but it was new to me.

Brian
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: stevewfl on September 17, 2014, 07:07:01 am
what makes me crazy is having not one but two antique cars to fool with....cuttin' into my post-ho time    don't ask  ;D

sunday driver:
([url]http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/Camaro/camaro_79Z28.jpg[/url])

frame off restoration project
([url]http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/Camaro/camaro.jpg[/url])


lesson learned, why did I experience it over and over before seeing it in the chilton auto restoration manual

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Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Rhino on September 17, 2014, 07:51:04 am
lesson learned, why did I experience it over and over before seeing it in the chilton auto restoration manual

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10672174_10202804853424583_7695355567898477136_n.jpg?oh=227f5fd8d77cbfe250146bfba748834b&oe=54C6FACF&__gda__=1422454960_480372e9b40213314c5dfee613298d76)

Truth!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on September 17, 2014, 04:16:59 pm
I lost a very tiny screw today.  I knew where I put it and it just wasn't there anymore.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on September 18, 2014, 04:41:12 am
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10672174_10202804853424583_7695355567898477136_n.jpg?oh=227f5fd8d77cbfe250146bfba748834b&oe=54C6FACF&__gda__=1422454960_480372e9b40213314c5dfee613298d76)


I lost a very tiny screw today.  I knew where I put it and it just wasn't there anymore.

Dropped bolts and screws get teleported to the same place lost socks go. Plus, have you ever seen the infamous one shoe laying on the side of the road? It's mate went to the same place as the other stuff.  :o
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on September 18, 2014, 04:44:00 am
Or possibly here...  I can say that there were no Great Danes on the premises but there were plenty of cats.

http://khon2.com/2014/09/03/great-dane-eats-43-socks-feels-great-next-day/ (http://khon2.com/2014/09/03/great-dane-eats-43-socks-feels-great-next-day/)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: T Cro ® on September 18, 2014, 04:52:06 am
Drop any small object while in the engine room on board a tug or ship and it absolutely without fail fall straight through the closest gap or hole in our deck plating system and down into the bilges.... Multi-Tools & Flashlights are my favorite things to drop into the 9-foot deep bilges in my engine room.....
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on September 18, 2014, 04:58:58 am
Or possibly here...  I can say that there were no Great Danes on the premises but there were plenty of cats.

[url]http://khon2.com/2014/09/03/great-dane-eats-43-socks-feels-great-next-day/[/url] ([url]http://khon2.com/2014/09/03/great-dane-eats-43-socks-feels-great-next-day/[/url])


I wonder if those socks were clean or not?   :o
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Strawboss on September 19, 2014, 10:54:59 am
Dropped bolts and tools roll to the exact geographic center underneath the vehicle if they don't land in the spot where light or vision is impossible and the space is exactly one half the dimension of your hand or finger.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Classvino on September 19, 2014, 11:11:53 am
...and the space is exactly one half the dimension of your hand or finger...

Or exactly 1 inch farther away than the length you can reach, even with any easily accessible tool...

Jamie
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on September 19, 2014, 11:12:15 am
What I find worse is the stuff I drop that does NOT hit the floor at all. Then I have to wonder for days, weeks or longer..... is it sitting in the fairing or the bottom of the fan shroud?

Brian

Dropped bolts and tools roll to the exact geographic center underneath the vehicle if they don't land in the spot where light or vision is impossible and the space is exactly one half the dimension of your hand or finger.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: tomp on September 19, 2014, 04:24:49 pm
Bit of a change here.  What drives me crazy?  The fact that I'm 64, spent 46 successful years working , and now cannot get a single person/company  to hire me for any level of work.   Seems I have nothing to offer anymore.  Not whining, actually kinda pi$$ed that The Pendulum swung from one side to the other in no time at all, but getting it to swing back is taking so much longer.   FWIW, I came from a small industry, and someone an my last company has been doing/saying some illegal things, to keep me from returning, to compete with them.  Impossible to prove, but true none the less.  OK, rant over... tomp

Oh yeah, I hate the dropped calls that happen to regularly on my cell phone...   tp
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: stevewfl on September 19, 2014, 04:35:16 pm
Bit of a change here.  What drives me crazy?  The fact that I'm 64, spent 46 successful years working , and now cannot get a single person/company  to hire me for any level of work.   Seems I have nothing to offer anymore.  Not whining, actually kinda pi$$ed that The Pendulum swung from one side to the other in no time at all, but getting it to swing back is taking so much longer.   FWIW, I came from a small industry, and someone an my last company has been doing/saying some illegal things, to keep me from returning, to compete with them.  Impossible to prove, but true none the less.  OK, rant over... tomp

Oh yeah, I hate the dropped calls that happen to regularly on my cell phone...   tp

^^^sux!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on September 19, 2014, 04:57:01 pm
Walmart!

Unrelated....Pabst Blue Ribbon sold to the Russkies!  :yikes:   How can that happen?  I thought there were sanctions going on?  Evidently not on 'beer'?

It get's worse... http://consumerist.com/2014/09/19/pabst-blue-ribbon-schlitz-brewer-purchased-by-russian-beverage-company/ (http://consumerist.com/2014/09/19/pabst-blue-ribbon-schlitz-brewer-purchased-by-russian-beverage-company/)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on September 20, 2014, 05:41:19 am
This just in.....Saturday morning cartoons are essentially non-existent and I'm bloody pissed about it.  I decided it's been long enough (45years +) and I got my morning coffee, sat down, and turned on the TV looking for Saturday cartoons on the traditional network channels....not there  >:( .  All sorts of other crap but no cartoon.  No Warner Brothers, no Space Ghost, no Scooby, no nothing!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on September 20, 2014, 06:16:52 am
Walmart!

Unrelated....Pabst Blue Ribbon sold to the Russkies!  :yikes:   How can that happen?  I thought there were sanctions going on?  Evidently not on 'beer'?

It get's worse... [url]http://consumerist.com/2014/09/19/pabst-blue-ribbon-schlitz-brewer-purchased-by-russian-beverage-company/[/url] ([url]http://consumerist.com/2014/09/19/pabst-blue-ribbon-schlitz-brewer-purchased-by-russian-beverage-company/[/url])


Wait, PBR is beer?    :-[
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on September 20, 2014, 07:09:14 am
Breakfast of Champions or it used to be.  Not everyone has access to the good stuff. 
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on September 20, 2014, 07:17:26 am
Breakfast of Champions or it used to be.  Not everyone has access to the good stuff.

So it would seem...     ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: sherob on September 21, 2014, 11:51:29 am
This just in.....Saturday morning cartoons are essentially non-existent and I'm bloody pissed about it.  I decided it's been long enough (45years +) and I got my morning coffee, sat down, and turned on the TV looking for Saturday cartoons on the traditional network channels....not there  >:( .  All sorts of other crap but no cartoon.  No Warner Brothers, no Space Ghost, no Scooby, no nothing!

You mean Cartoon Network is gone?  ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on September 21, 2014, 01:13:55 pm
I'm aware of the cartoon network, I have grandchildren living with me.  It's not the same, unfortunately.  Many of the WB (Bugs Bunny) stuff has been censored or edited either for content or length. 
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: stevewfl on September 21, 2014, 03:23:24 pm
youtube still carries the violent cartoons we grew up with, and they serve it up 4 hours at a time and have millions of hits.

http://youtu.be/TUCO1hjzb9k (http://youtu.be/TUCO1hjzb9k)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on September 22, 2014, 06:10:34 am
Wow! Thanks!   :finger_fing11:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on September 22, 2014, 06:37:15 am
Bought a wifi iPad mini for the express purpose of running ForeFlight for aircraft navigation. Bought it 16 days ago and finally had a chance to go flying with it. Couldn't get a GPS fix. I thought it was some setting (I'm new to iOS) or perhaps defective item. Nope, the wifi version doesn't have GPS. Of course I'm now 2 days past the 14 day return policy. I go back to the Apple web site to see if they tell have this information. It was hard to find but finally found it on the page comparing models. Sure enough the cellular equipped model has GPS and GLASNOS but not the wifi model. Never even occurred to me that Apple would make a mobile device without GPS. Now I'm stuck with an appliance that has very little value to me. :banghead:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: stevewfl on September 22, 2014, 06:49:35 am
Bought a wifi iPad mini for the express purpose of running ForeFlight for aircraft navigation. Bought it 16 days ago and finally had a chance to go flying with it. Couldn't get a GPS fix. I thought it was some setting (I'm new to iOS) or perhaps defective item. Nope, the wifi version doesn't have GPS. Of course I'm now 2 days past the 14 day return policy. I go back to the Apple web site to see if they tell have this information. It was hard to find but finally found it on the page comparing models. Sure enough the cellular equipped model has GPS and GLASNOS but not the wifi model. Never even occurred to me that Apple would make a mobile device without GPS. Now I'm stuck with an appliance that has very little value to me. :banghead:


The additional cost of the "cellular model" includes the wireless telecom components via a chip on the board(gps/radio transceiver). It's not a total loss for you, for a few bux you can cover this GPS cost yourself.  Here is an example, although I'm sure there are cheaper ways I'm not an ipad geek to know....

http://bad-elf.com/products/be-gps-1000 (http://bad-elf.com/products/be-gps-1000)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on September 22, 2014, 07:22:45 am
The additional cost of the "cellular model" includes the wireless telecom components via a chip on the board(gps/radio transceiver). It's not a total loss for you, for a few bux you can cover this GPS cost yourself.  Here is an example, although I'm sure there are cheaper ways I'm not an ipad geek to know....

[url]http://bad-elf.com/products/be-gps-1000[/url] ([url]http://bad-elf.com/products/be-gps-1000[/url])


Yea I know about bad-elf and garmin GLO and that is what I'll probably do (once I confirm these products will work with iOS 8 ) because I have no choice. But now I have another thing to carry around and make sure it's charged. I sure wish Apple had made it more obvious when I bought it and I would have paid the extra bucks for the cellular version or would have bought a Samsung. I feel totally cheated by my own company.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Mister Tee on September 22, 2014, 11:31:06 am
Bought a wifi iPad mini for the express purpose of running ForeFlight for aircraft navigation. Bought it 16 days ago and finally had a chance to go flying with it. Couldn't get a GPS fix. I thought it was some setting (I'm new to iOS) or perhaps defective item. Nope, the wifi version doesn't have GPS. Of course I'm now 2 days past the 14 day return policy. I go back to the Apple web site to see if they tell have this information. It was hard to find but finally found it on the page comparing models. Sure enough the cellular equipped model has GPS and GLASNOS but not the wifi model. Never even occurred to me that Apple would make a mobile device without GPS. Now I'm stuck with an appliance that has very little value to me. :banghead:

You can get an after market GPS (Bad Elf) for your Ipad.  I hear they are better than the internal GPS in the cellular enabled Ipads.  I use a cellular enabled Ipad 4 with Foreflight, but no data plan.

(Edit:  Nevermind, you know about them.)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Mister Tee on September 22, 2014, 11:34:18 am
My latest pet peeve:  When the cars ahead of you at a traffic light, particularly turning traffic, WAIT for several car spaces to develop before moving when the light turns green.

So one or two cars goes through a cycle, and you're twenty cars back.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: SteveJ. on September 22, 2014, 12:06:44 pm
What really annoys me is folks that dredge up old quotes from a thread that they just got around to reading.

To wit:

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What makes me crazy is no one told me about Beartooth Pass, and I haven't stumbled upon it during any of my North American journeys.

Bucket List!  ;D


Do it. Marvey road. And do Chief Joseph Hy, also. I have others in that neck of the woods.


Quote
another thing drives me crazy is visiting Miami, dropping by Homestead-Miami International Speedway, and NOT having the proper bike with me for the track   ;)

([url]http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/Connie%2014/DSC_1448.jpg[/url])


You could always bomb on down to Marathon for a Lobster Reuben.


 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:   ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: stevewfl on September 22, 2014, 12:35:45 pm


You could always bomb on down to Marathon for a Lobster Reuben.


 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:   ;) ;) ;)

^^^Teressa and I do that quite often, let's go!   ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on September 22, 2014, 03:25:22 pm
You can get an after market GPS (Bad Elf) for your Ipad.  I hear they are better than the internal GPS in the cellular enabled Ipads.  I use a cellular enabled Ipad 4 with Foreflight, but no data plan.

(Edit:  Nevermind, you know about them.)

Are you using a Bad Elf Bluetooth model or lightning connector?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Classvino on September 22, 2014, 03:39:37 pm
...Lobster Reuben...

Mmmmmmmm...    Why have I never heard of this before?

Jamie
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Mister Tee on September 22, 2014, 04:06:50 pm
Are you using a Bad Elf Bluetooth model or lightning connector?

No, but the "Other Guy" (my airplane partner) uses one and has no issues with it.  Only real deal is you have to keep two devices charged instead of just one, but dual USB port 12V charger will solve that.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on September 22, 2014, 04:53:13 pm
No, but the "Other Guy" (my airplane partner) uses one and has no issues with it.  Only real deal is you have to keep two devices charged instead of just one, but dual USB port 12V charger will solve that.

Yup, now I need 2 devices that have to be charged and 2 cables, its why I'm not happy with the fruit company right now. But which one does your partner use? Bluetooth or directly connected?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: SteveJ. on September 22, 2014, 09:22:06 pm
Mmmmmmmm...    Why have I never heard of this before?

Jamie


Now you have. Get down there and have a Reuben, or...??

Oh, and it is The Keys. Bring money.

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g34347-d514906-Reviews-Keys_Fisheries-Marathon_Florida_Keys_Florida.html (http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g34347-d514906-Reviews-Keys_Fisheries-Marathon_Florida_Keys_Florida.html)

(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQD2FvYNRWHVJeAUXCJrYs1JU-k_ieZe9g3JCr0YweGx1GcLQlX)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: AlbertaDoug on September 23, 2014, 06:36:27 am
 :(  Tag team taunting!!!
Ever buy a new bike (or new to you) and feel excited and want to share some ideas? There is so much info here to be gained, and the search function does help. I appreciate the time and effort put into this site. Compassion and common curtsies go a long way.
No one likes to be backed into a corner! :-[ 
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Mister Tee on September 23, 2014, 08:31:27 am
Yup, now I need 2 devices that have to be charged and 2 cables, its why I'm not happy with the fruit company right now. But which one does your partner use? Bluetooth or directly connected?

His is directly mounted.  He uses a full size Ipad 2.

FYI I'm using a full size Ipad 4.  Screen resolution is great but it seems to be more sensitive to heat than the 2.  I have to be really careful to keep it out of the direct sun or it will shut down.  That aside it's great.  I don't have a panel mount GPS in my plane.   For VFR nav, the Ipad with Foreflight has more functionality than a Garmin 430 except it can't drive an autopilot.  For IFR nav, I can't file as a /G anyway, but for a backup device the situation awareness is great.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on September 23, 2014, 12:54:11 pm
His is directly mounted.  He uses a full size Ipad 2.

FYI I'm using a full size Ipad 4.  Screen resolution is great but it seems to be more sensitive to heat than the 2.  I have to be really careful to keep it out of the direct sun or it will shut down.  That aside it's great.  I don't have a panel mount GPS in my plane.   For VFR nav, the Ipad with Foreflight has more functionality than a Garmin 430 except it can't drive an autopilot.  For IFR nav, I can't file as a /G anyway, but for a backup device the situation awareness is great.

Excellent! I'v VFR only and ForeFlight looks fantastic for easy planning and navigation. If only I had an iPad with GPS. Do you know how your friend connects his Bad Elf? Is it direct through the lighting connector or wireless through Bluetooth?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: stevewfl on September 23, 2014, 01:05:06 pm
I suggest bad elf direct...  the folks i know have great luck with it with all kinds of gps required apps
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Mister Tee on September 23, 2014, 01:56:14 pm
Excellent! I'v VFR only and ForeFlight looks fantastic for easy planning and navigation. If only I had an iPad with GPS. Do you know how your friend connects his Bad Elf? Is it direct through the lighting connector or wireless through Bluetooth?

Direct through the connector.

It is a great planning tool.  I wish it could account for climbout speeds and fuel burns, but even without that it's still fairly accurate.

Also, if you get one of those third party AHRS units that mount on your dash, Foreflight can actually display attitude information as well - handy if your AI craps out.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on September 23, 2014, 04:17:40 pm
I suggest bad elf direct...  the folks i know have great luck with it with all kinds of gps required apps

They have a unit that plugs directly into the lightning connector. But I was worried about how to power the iPad with the lightning connector in use. Don't want to be limited by the iPad battery. But just read on Bad-Elf website that it comes with "3 ft (1m) micro-USB cable for pass through charging". I think that's the way for me to go. Now I just need to verify they have updated their software for iOS 8.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on September 23, 2014, 04:26:01 pm
Direct through the connector.

It is a great planning tool.  I wish it could account for climbout speeds and fuel burns, but even without that it's still fairly accurate.

Also, if you get one of those third party AHRS units that mount on your dash, Foreflight can actually display attitude information as well - handy if your AI craps out.

I'm thinking direct through the connector would be more reliable. Would like to talk to some who has had success with a BT unit.

Those AHRS units look pretty slick. My primary AI is the windscreen (VFR only pilot), backup to that is an EFIS D100 (all solid state like an AHRS unit) in the airplane I will mostly be using ForeFlight in.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Mister Tee on September 24, 2014, 11:01:44 am
They have a unit that plugs directly into the lightning connector. But I was worried about how to power the iPad with the lightning connector in use. Don't want to be limited by the iPad battery. But just read on Bad-Elf website that it comes with "3 ft (1m) micro-USB cable for pass through charging". I think that's the way for me to go. Now I just need to verify they have updated their software for iOS 8.

I think that should work fine, and if it charges both devices at the same time that's a big bonus.  If not, a dual port USB charger will work fine.

I know people are using the current version of Foreflight with IOS 8.  I'm still using 7, I'll wait a while before installing it, like after they get the bugs worked out.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on September 24, 2014, 01:19:04 pm
I think that should work fine, and if it charges both devices at the same time that's a big bonus.  If not, a dual port USB charger will work fine.

I know people are using the current version of Foreflight with IOS 8.  I'm still using 7, I'll wait a while before installing it, like after they get the bugs worked out.

Actually no because there is only one lighting connector on the iPad. So it could only be charged through the bad elf gps when it is connect. I pulled the trigger on a bad elf unit. $105 on ebay.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Mister Tee on September 24, 2014, 02:47:05 pm
Actually no because there is only one lighting connector on the iPad. So it could only be charged through the bad elf gps when it is connect. I pulled the trigger on a bad elf unit. $105 on ebay.

Oh, right.  "D'oh!"
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on October 08, 2014, 04:49:24 am
What drives me crazy?

Hearing people say 'it is what it is' all the freakin time!   :o
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on October 08, 2014, 05:18:01 am
...at the end of the day...
 
..and the new talking head, I'm smarter than you buzzword...'conflated'  >:(
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on October 08, 2014, 07:04:52 am
What drives me crazy?

Hearing people say 'it is what it is' all the freakin time!   :o

It is what it is about it is what it is..

...at the end of the day...
 
..and the new talking head, I'm smarter than you buzzword...'conflated'  >:(

Haven't heard that one.  Can you use it in a sentence?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Son of Pappy on October 08, 2014, 07:50:54 pm
I have a conflated view of the world and this thread ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on October 09, 2014, 04:37:52 am
I have a conflated view of the world and this thread ;)

So to the not intuitively obvious masses this would be 'I have a combined view of the world and this thread'.  Another sentence would be 'The plot gets weighed down when the writers conflate too many issues into one episode.'

Learn something new every day..  I can't say that I like that word, though.  First use of the word (Latin origin) was in 1610, so it's been around for a few years.  Can't believe this is the first time I've ever heard it used.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on October 09, 2014, 04:50:01 am

At the end of the day
Break through the clutter
Bring to the table
Calibrate expectations
Clear goal
Diversity
Empowerment
Exit strategy
Face time
Generation X
Globalization
Holistic Approach
Moving forward
Organic growth
Outside the box
Paradigm
Paradigm shift
Proactive
Push the envelope
Reach out
Sea change (transformation)
Spin-up
Sustainability
Synergy
Touch base
Wellness
Win-win
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on October 09, 2014, 04:53:43 am
What drives me crazy?

Hearing people say 'it is what it is' all the freakin time!   :o

It is what it is about it is what it is..

It was what it was, it is what it is, and forevermore, it shall be what it shall be.  Amen.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: RFH87_Connie on October 09, 2014, 05:21:40 am
At the end of the day
Break through the clutter
Bring to the table
Calibrate expectations
Clear goal
Diversity
Empowerment
Exit strategy
Face time
Generation X
Globalization
Holistic Approach
Moving forward
Organic growth
Outside the box
Paradigm
Paradigm shift
Proactive
Push the envelope
Reach out
Sea change (transformation)
Spin-up
Sustainability
Synergy
Touch base
Wellness
Win-win

How did you get a copy of my last employment review?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on October 09, 2014, 05:24:21 am
 :yikes: You have to work with 'those people'?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Classvino on October 09, 2014, 08:12:32 am
At the end of the day
Break through the clutter
Bring to the table
Calibrate expectations
Clear goal
Diversity
Empowerment
Exit strategy
Face time
Generation X
Globalization
Holistic Approach
Moving forward
Organic growth
Outside the box
Paradigm
Paradigm shift
Proactive
Push the envelope
Reach out
Sea change (transformation)
Spin-up
Sustainability
Synergy
Touch base
Wellness
Win-win

Looks like a word list for BS bingo...

Draw a 5 X 5 grid, randomly insert those words or phrases in each box, and pass them out at meetings.  Every time you hear one of those buzzwords, mark it off - just like playing bingo.  First one to get a line jumps up and shouts BULLSH!T

We did it once and the game was outlawed. Some people just have no sense of humour...

Jamie
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on October 09, 2014, 09:27:32 am
Yeah, I was in a meeting one time that turned out to be a meeting about how many meetings we were going to / should have on a specific topic. No one realized that so I felt it necessary to ask: "Are we having a meeting about how many meetings we should have?" No one answered but lots of looking down at hands.....

And my very favorite was a motivational poster in the engineering meeting room of one company that was basically a picture of a bunch of bored people sitting around a table with the caption that went something like: 'Group effort: because together, we are less inept than each of us is alone.' An employee paid for that out of pocket and hung it on the wall and no one seemed to notice it was not really a motivational poster.  :rotflmao:

I find the world around me is chock- full of fun and amusement, one just has to learn how to see it and pick up on it.

Brian

Looks like a word list for BS bingo...

Draw a 5 X 5 grid, randomly insert those words or phrases in each box, and pass them out at meetings.  Every time you hear one of those buzzwords, mark it off - just like playing bingo.  First one to get a line jumps up and shouts BULLSH!T

We did it once and the game was outlawed. Some people just have no sense of humour...

Jamie
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on October 09, 2014, 11:54:31 am
And that's why we appreciate your views on things!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Gumby on October 09, 2014, 02:24:45 pm
(http://dcscience.net/meetings-poster.jpg) (http://dcscience.net/meetings-poster.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on October 09, 2014, 02:35:14 pm
IBM is the embodiment of you can't have too many meetings...
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on October 09, 2014, 03:35:04 pm
Actually, there CAN be too many meetings.....

Once upon a time, there was this company that had multiple meeting rooms. And the way they chose to control the usage of said rooms was through MS Outlook: they set the rooms up like any other entity (person) and one simply booked the room by "inviting" whichever room one wanted for a mandatory 'meeting' through a block of time on a particular date. This system really worked very well because 1) everyone could see who had what meeting room at what time. 2) the rooms could not be double- scheduled as Outlook would not allow it. So in short, the system worked great..... except for the people setting up the meetings. Alas, several of them would show up just before my meeting in a given room and show surprise as I had not been expected at their meeting. "Ah, but the meeting about to start here is my meeting" I would say. To which they would explain how important their meeting was (much more so than mine), how their meeting could not be rescheduled (implying of course that mine could- easily) and finally, insisting I vacate the room post haste!  Now, I was always careful to put my coffee down at the start of this tantrum 'cause I always ended up laughing (hey, it WAS funny!).  :rotflmao:  I would then counter their arguments by inviting them to MY meeting because 1) they were already there (convenient, huh?). 2) My meeting were always a LOT more fun than anyone else's meetings. 3) My meetings were productive, at least somewhat. 4) My meetings had an end.  :rotflmao: <some more> 

Now here comes the funny part (you knew there had to be a funny part, right?). I called a meeting to discuss the mechanism by which one booked a meeting room and made it mandatory for the people in the 'troublesome' department. Some of them were not amused but I was, as was virtually everyone else looking on. :-)

Brian



IBM is the embodiment of you can't have too many meetings...
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Son of Pappy on October 09, 2014, 05:50:34 pm
So, Brian, am I to understand it that you were behind a meeting?  A meeting of the BTF I assume (Brian-er-Brain Trust Foundation)?  I am annoyed that I never took you as a meeting organizer :-\
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on October 10, 2014, 06:48:37 am
Meetings are the bane of my professional existence. Almost all recurring meetings are black holes that suck resources and give lethal radiation in return. As a manager I rarely scheduled meetings with more than myself and 1 or 2 other people at the most. I had an engineer ask me in a 1 on 1 why I didn't hold a weekly staff meetings. I said we're meeting right now and asked what he wanted to know. He said he wanted to know more about what others in the group were working on. In about 60 seconds I told him what others were working on and to feel free to talk to the others whenever. What is it with American corporate culture that management thinks holding meetings is the primary function of management? Makes me crazy and annoyed!!!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on October 10, 2014, 08:21:12 am
Yep.... well, actually in front of most meetings. :-)

Meetings, if done anywhere near correctly, beat back chaos. And chaos is the antithesis of progress. For example, if I was to set up a meeting about... oh, I don't know..... let's say: throttle recalibration, I would push chaos to the side and open the path to progress. See?

 :rotflmao:

Brian

So, Brian, am I to understand it that you were behind a meeting?  A meeting of the BTF I assume (Brian-er-Brain Trust Foundation)?  I am annoyed that I never took you as a meeting organizer :-\
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on October 10, 2014, 11:13:03 am
In my experience, meetings cause chaos.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Classvino on October 10, 2014, 11:41:07 am
On my wall  (my boss says I'm not a team player)

(http://demotivators.despair.com/demotivational/meetingsdemotivator.jpg)

Jamie
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on October 10, 2014, 02:29:45 pm
I think that was the very one I was talking about earlier! And it hung on the wall for years without anyone taking it down because it was really a de- motivational poster. Too funny. We could always tell who 'got it' though 'cause there would be the long look at the poster followed by the chuckle.... again.

"The multitude of fools is a protection for the wise."
-Cicero  who died in 43 B.C.

Brian

On my wall  (my boss says I'm not a team player)

([url]http://demotivators.despair.com/demotivational/meetingsdemotivator.jpg[/url])

Jamie
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on October 10, 2014, 03:29:12 pm
So when modeling anything in any precision package today, such as Solidworks, ProE, etc., it is common to put something in the model to show relative size. This is normally done with a model of a 'human' so everyone can see how big / tall / wide / long the [machine, product line, device] is through comparison. A normal model would be something like this- labeled 'human' and scaled to be six feet tall:

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f82/BDF08012008/human_model.jpg) (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/BDF08012008/media/human_model.jpg.html)

Fine and well but honestly, pretty boring. Well, I picked up this little gem with a little more humor in it while I was in Germany and it is aptly named Frau Grosse, meaning 'big woman'. She is 1.7 meters tall and I can only guess as to her other measurements:

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f82/BDF08012008/frau_groumlszlige_170.jpg) (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/BDF08012008/media/frau_groumlszlige_170.jpg.html)

So for vendor use, I use the 'human' or similar and it is never commented on because everyone knows what it is and why it is there. But for internal use (Easy Boys! I mean internal to one company!) I slip in (Boys!) Frau Grosse to amuse myself and others. I have been very careful not to confuse the two situations of course.... except this one time when presenting an entire, absolutely huge process line to.... wait for it.... A Fortune 100 company. Someone notices a splash of color behind something and asks about it.... after some rotating and zooming, there she is in all her glory standing behind the line.... Frau Grosse. I forgot to swap her with 'human' for this presentation. This was a video conference and both groups (mine and the Op. For.) go completely silent while we stare at Miss Big Woman. Finally, a gentleman at the other company asks where her nipples are and everybody in both rooms loses all control. Same guy called me later in the day and asked for the file of Frau Grosse.  :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

And you say meetings cause chaos- sheesh!

Brian


In my experience, meetings cause chaos.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Pilgrim on October 10, 2014, 04:28:13 pm
So for vendor use, I use the 'human' or similar and it is never commented on because everyone knows what it is and why it is there. But for internal use (Easy Boys! I mean internal to one company!) I slip in (Boys!) Frau Grosse to amuse myself and others. I have been very careful not to confuse the two situations of course.... except this one time when presenting an entire, absolutely huge process line to.... wait for it.... A Fortune 100 company. Someone notices a splash of color behind something and asks about it.... after some rotating and zooming, there she is in all her glory standing behind the line.... Frau Grosse. I forgot to swap her with 'human' for this presentation.

Very good Brian, you should continue to practice good Configuration Management (CM) practices to keep things in control better.  You properly re-identified the item because Frau Grosse  is Form/Fit/Functionally different than human.
Do you also impose revision control?

 ::)  Can you guess what I do for a living?  :) 

Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on October 10, 2014, 05:03:54 pm
On the second part, it does not matter because as long as the model is given different file names (and the leaders / tags are kept blank), they can be inserted / removed / reinserted (Easy Boys!) as often as you want. The only people that get to previous revisions are co- workers and they have all see Frau Grosse. Mr. Elkhoof too but I am holding Kirby in reserve for that special day when there is absolutely nothing else amusing going on anywhere nearby.

The first part is more ambiguous only because so many humans are involved. There is the 'how it is supposed to work', then the 'how we think it works' but those two pale compared with 'how it really works'.... which, of course like Rhino's meetings, is based in chaos in practice if not design.  ;) :o :-\

Brian

Very good Brian, you should continue to practice good Configuration Management (CM) practices to keep things in control better.  You properly re-identified the item because Frau Grosse  is Form/Fit/Functionally different than human.
Do you also impose revision control?

 ::)  Can you guess what I do for a living?  :)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Pilgrim on October 10, 2014, 05:10:55 pm

Nothing to worry about.  We can always write an EC (Engineering Change) when a modification is required. ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Son of Pappy on October 10, 2014, 06:31:36 pm
Yep.... well, actually in front of most meetings. :-)

Meetings, if done anywhere near correctly, beat back chaos. And chaos is the antithesis of progress. For example, if I was to set up a meeting about... oh, I don't know..... let's say: throttle recalibration, I would push chaos to the side and open the path to progress. See?

 :rotflmao:

Brian

I just checked my Outlook calendar, nothing posted yet. :)  You pick the date, I pick the location ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on October 10, 2014, 07:42:01 pm
How about 8 June, 2011? You pick the location but on the beach works for me....

 :rotflmao:

Brian

I just checked my Outlook calendar, nothing posted yet. :)  You pick the date, I pick the location ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on October 10, 2014, 07:44:18 pm
That or a C.A.R. (Corrective Action Request). :-(   Now there is a pestilence to all of mankind and of benefit to absolutely no one that I know of. And it pits different groups in the same organization against each other. I am cranky and annoyed just thinking about them....

Brian

Nothing to worry about.  We can always write an EC (Engineering Change) when a modification is required. ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on October 11, 2014, 10:11:45 am
That's kinda what griped me about during my term there.  IBM had many divisions essentially competing against each other with similar products.  It was a freakin nightmare.  And no one talked to each other.  Heck, they didn't talk to each other in the same division!  Don't get me wrong about IBM, I loved that company and still do but I get very frustrated working with them at times.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Pilgrim on October 12, 2014, 04:17:20 am


        ... the frickin' Stock Market!   
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on October 12, 2014, 06:45:51 am

        ... the frickin' Stock Market!

 :'(
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: sherob on October 14, 2014, 11:04:00 am
That's kinda what griped me about during my term there.  IBM had many divisions essentially competing against each other with similar products.  It was a freakin nightmare.  And no one talked to each other.  Heck, they didn't talk to each other in the same division!  Don't get me wrong about IBM, I loved that company and still do but I get very frustrated working with them at times.

HA... and you have the IBM Business Partner in the mix too... AHHHHHH!  EMC has gone this route too!  What has really tossed the spanner in the works, our IBM Business partner is now offering EMC products.  :o
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on October 14, 2014, 02:03:57 pm
 :yikes: and  :yikes: :yikes:   That's interesting as IBM has their own storage that spans from small to very large.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: sherob on October 14, 2014, 03:05:27 pm
:yikes: and  :yikes: :yikes:   That's interesting as IBM has their own storage that spans from small to very large.

But their mainframe replication software (anything Mirror) is horrible... just plain horrible!  Some of their OpenSystems storage is just rebadged NetApp toasters.  :o
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on October 14, 2014, 03:08:49 pm
But their mainframe replication software (anything Mirror) is horrible... just plain horrible!  Some of their OpenSystems storage is just rebadged NetApp toasters.  :o

From what I understand (dam little of storage), those toasters are going away.  I can't speak to the replication side as I don't know that much about it.  I'm a System i guy (since '88)...we hate external storage.  Makes our life miserable, it does.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: sherob on October 14, 2014, 03:13:15 pm
From what I understand (dam little of storage), those toasters are going away.  I can't speak to the replication side as I don't know that much about it.  I'm a System i guy (since '88)...we hate external storage.  Makes our life miserable, it does.

iSeries... like old AS/400's?  :o   ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on October 14, 2014, 03:34:59 pm
 >:(   Yes..you mean those IBM servers that don't get viruses, don't get hacked, reliability off the charts, easy to use and administrate, and in most Fortune 500 companies chugging away silently running back end applications?  If those are the servers you're talking about, then yes.  Been riding that horse since '88 and plan on continuing at least for the next 10 years.  The IBM road map for their life expectancy is past 2020 and is now on the Power8 generation. ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: sherob on October 14, 2014, 03:54:15 pm
... Like my zSeries?  ;D  I've been doing the mainframe thing since 79.

I played with an F80(?) back in the early 90's... hooked it up to a token ring so it could PNET print to a Barr System server to print on our Xerox printers.  Dabbled around with it for a while... not much I could do with it as a mainframe Systems Programmer.  Those were fun days.  8)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on October 14, 2014, 04:02:40 pm
I do remember the F series...they were housed in IBM beige racks.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on October 15, 2014, 06:53:54 am
More on the subject of meetings...

An excellent article on meetings on Linkedin by Jeff Denneen

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141013220246-169567318-let-s-fix-it-kill-the-weekly-meeting?trk=eml-mktg-inf-m-fixit-1015-p1 (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141013220246-169567318-let-s-fix-it-kill-the-weekly-meeting?trk=eml-mktg-inf-m-fixit-1015-p1)

Let's Fix It: Kill the Weekly Meeting

Dilbert’s pointy-haired boss goes ballistic when challenged about the value of the day’s big meeting: “I called this meeting, and it’s not a meeting until someone’s time gets wasted!”

That’s not far from the truth, though the motivation for meetings at most large companies is usually more benign. A few years ago, a leading technology company saw its profitability and productivity declining. It surveyed 30,000 employees worldwide to determine how to improve organizational effectiveness. Employees responded that only 54 percent of the time spent in meetings was time well spent. They cited unclear meeting purpose, unnecessary standing meetings, overly long meetings and unnecessary attendees as reasons for unproductive meetings.

Too many people get together without really knowing why, simply because it was on their weekly schedules. Admit it, you’ve been there. You’ve probably called some of those meetings. I know I have.

What’s less obvious to people, however, is the ripple effect those unproductive meetings have on an organization, especially when top executives meet. My Bain colleague Michael Mankins and his team analyzed time use at one large company and found that people there spent 300,000 hours a year just supporting the weekly executive committee meeting. Using data-mining tools to analyze the Outlook schedules of everyone in the company, they found that the executive committee meeting required preparation and ancillary meetings by unit heads, senior advisers, teams ... and more teams. You get the point. The meeting prep radiates outward like a forest fire consuming widening circles of employees.

But meetings don’t have to get the best of you. You can manage them as closely as you manage every investment. Here are three things you can do:

Have a purpose. If you don’t know why you’re meeting, don’t meet! Most valuable meetings have one of three purposes: inform, discuss or decide. Before calling a meeting, think about whether you could inform people through a different medium, or use a tool to reach a decision. And take most standing meetings off your calendar, because they breed poor habits. If a meeting is truly the best alternative, be clear on its purpose and desired outcome.

Manage the invite list. In many companies, it’s bad form not to invite lots of people to a meeting. What people don’t realize is that every additional attendee adds cost and gets in the way. Remember the Rule of 7, which states that every attendee over a total of 7 reduces the likelihood of making a good, quick, executable decision by 10 percent. Once you hit 16 or 17 people, your potential for decision effectiveness is close to zero.

Don’t send delegates to meetings unless the purpose is solely to inform. Delegates are rarely empowered to actually do something, which means a “decision” meeting gets turned into a “discuss” meeting, which requires another decision meeting. If you can’t get the right people in the room, don’t have the meeting.

Change the default time. Not too long ago, most companies called 30-minute meetings. Now the typical default time has grown to 60 minutes, even though every additional minute generates a higher cost. How about a rule that says if a meeting lasts more than 90 minutes, it requires approval by an executive who is two levels above the convener?

A Bain colleague recounted recently how a U.S. undersecretary of defense in charge of procurement came to her first meeting with contractors and saw about 60 people in the room. She asked everyone to say who they were and why they were there. Participants rolled their eyes but did as she asked.

After the first two had identified themselves, the undersecretary said, “Thanks for your interest, but we won’t need you here. You can excuse yourself.” Others met a similar fate. By the time she got to the 10th person, others were getting up to leave, knowing they had no real reason to be there. Eventually the group comprised about 12 members — and the productivity of that meeting rose about fivefold.

Take a cue from this government leader. Once you do, your teams can focus on the most important issues, consider alternatives and make the best choices in the shortest amount of time.

Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Cold Streak on October 15, 2014, 07:50:34 am
Ahem... back on topic.  What makes me crazy is listening to the so called experts telling us how safe we are from Ebola.  Meanwhile, more and more cases get reported and they seem to spread in ways which we were just told aren't possible. 

Don't want to start an ebola thread or a government is mostly useless thread, but it does make me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on October 15, 2014, 08:57:16 am
Ahem... back on topic.  What makes me crazy is listening to the so called experts telling us how safe we are from Ebola.  Meanwhile, more and more cases get reported and they seem to spread in ways which we were just told aren't possible. 

Don't want to start an ebola thread or a government is mostly useless thread, but it does make me crazy.
We've already got an ebola thread and the government is mostly useless thread is a recurring theme in the Arena.  :)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: twowheeladdict on October 15, 2014, 11:20:21 am
Women in general.   :o

Sometimes I can't wait until the sex drive goes away.   ???

Then I can just enjoy riding without complications.   ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Classvino on October 15, 2014, 11:28:09 am
>:(   Yes..you mean those IBM servers that don't get viruses, don't get hacked, reliability off the charts, easy to use and administrate, and in most Fortune 500 companies chugging away silently running back end applications? ;D

Wow. Neat to hear of other connie-riding iSeries (400) users...

I tell my Windows server loving friends much the same thing (as your quote above) whenever I can...    :stirpot:

I've been on IBM iSeries since they were called A/S 400's.  36's and 38's before that.   I started on a model A30, and worked on just about every model and size since...   Got a baby 400 (c10) in a closet somewhere here... 

Storage?  It's much better now than it used to be - we've come a long ways...

We're in the middle of an HA (high availability) project right now.  Again.  We discovered that if you pour 4000 gallons of water ran over - and through - iSeries racks, it messes things up a little bit. Who knew?  Thank God for H(igh) A(vailability) systems...

Jamie
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on October 15, 2014, 01:16:00 pm
Not really a user..  I help technically sell, configure, and do post sales support.  Worked for IBM for 23 years as a fix it guy, then Systems Engineer...  Well, I take some of that back.  I worked for a company out of Gaithersburg, MD for a little over a year as an administrator but I went back to IBM (big mistake)...
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on October 16, 2014, 06:55:25 am
Women in general.   :o

Sometimes I can't wait until the sex drive goes away.   ???

Then I can just enjoy riding without complications.   ;)

yours or hers?   :o
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Cold Streak on October 16, 2014, 07:45:11 am
Quote
yours or hers?

Now isn't that a silly question?   ;D
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Post by: Conrad on October 17, 2014, 07:51:52 am
Women in general.   :o

Sometimes I can't wait until the sex drive goes away.   ???

Then I can just enjoy riding without complications.   ;)

yours or hers?   :o

Now isn't that a silly question?   ;D

Why yes it is!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on October 28, 2014, 05:22:30 am
I work out of my home office for the most part.  I decided to put in one of those switches that senses motion so that it would turn off when I wasn't in the room.  What really drives me crazy is that it turns off while I'm in the office.  Have to wave my hands to make it come back on, yet if I walk out of it and don't go back in (no motion) it stays on and won't go off.  This, of course, drives me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on October 28, 2014, 05:24:41 am
I work out of my home office for the most part.  I decided to put in one of those switches that senses motion so that it would turn off when I wasn't in the room.  What really drives me crazy is that it turns off while I'm in the office.  Have to wave my hands to make it come back on, yet if I walk out of it and don't go back in (no motion) it stays on and won't go off.  This, of course, drives me crazy.

So that what turns off, your office or the work being done?    ;)

I know, I know...
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Post by: VirginiaJim on October 28, 2014, 05:54:59 am
Both.
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Post by: voileauciel on October 30, 2014, 06:55:27 am
What makes me crazy and annoyed is paying egregious sums of money to be part of a "special club" where I am then told on numerous occasions how unwelcome I am in said "special club."

Needless to say, they ain't getting any more money from me.
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Post by: gPink on October 30, 2014, 07:00:39 am
You can be special here for free.  :chugbeer:
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Post by: VirginiaJim on October 30, 2014, 07:15:21 am
No he can't.  We need either a shrubbery or a Guinness.....and I must say I'm leaning towards a Guinness at the moment.
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Post by: gPink on October 30, 2014, 07:32:45 am
What? That last shrubbery request didn't pan out?
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Post by: Rhino on October 30, 2014, 07:43:04 am
Before you can have a Guinness you must cut down the largest tree in the forest with a herring.
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Post by: VirginiaJim on October 30, 2014, 08:53:12 am
Got trees, no herring.

What? That last shrubbery request didn't pan out?

Nope, very disappointed over that.  I keep looking when the UPS/Fedex trucks come by...but nothing.  :'(
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Post by: voileauciel on October 30, 2014, 10:06:12 am
No he can't.  We need either a shrubbery or a Guinness.....and I must say I'm leaning towards a Guinness at the moment.

How's about a rose bush? My roomie's ex girlfriend planted this thing next to our garage, and now it's so big the blasted thing is growing everywhere.

I'm sure one o' yon married fellows' wives'd love that.  8)
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Post by: VirginiaJim on October 30, 2014, 10:47:15 am
I've got too many of those, but thanks.
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Post by: jettawreck on October 30, 2014, 01:41:18 pm
I've got too many of those, but thanks.

Too many of what? Wives, ex-girlfriends or rosebushes??
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Post by: VirginiaJim on October 30, 2014, 02:41:13 pm
Rosebushes..
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Post by: Conrad on October 31, 2014, 05:03:19 am
What makes me crazy and annoyed is paying egregious sums of money to be part of a "special club" where I am then told on numerous occasions how unwelcome I am in said "special club."

Needless to say, they ain't getting any more money from me.

What would you consider to be 'egregious sums of money'?
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Post by: Conrad on October 31, 2014, 05:04:31 am
Got trees, no herring.

Nope, very disappointed over that.  I keep looking when the UPS/Fedex trucks come by...but nothing.  :'(

Hmm, the UPS guy just planted a nice new shrub in his front yard. That must have been the one intended for you.
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Post by: VirginiaJim on October 31, 2014, 05:09:43 am
 :doh:
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Post by: stevewfl on November 10, 2014, 04:36:42 pm
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Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on November 26, 2014, 04:58:50 am
Black Friday sales and the feeding frenzy it causes make me crazy and annoyed!

I'll be glad when that **** is over!   

People are so stupid.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on November 26, 2014, 05:08:27 am
It will NEVER be over....and people will always be stupid!  :(
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 26, 2014, 05:28:11 am
That's one of my motto's....'People are basically stupid.'
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Post by: VirginiaJim on November 26, 2014, 05:29:46 am
 :censored: spammers and  :censored: bots.  That's what  :censored: annoys the  :censored:    :censored: out of me.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: voileauciel on November 26, 2014, 10:00:38 am
People blocking one of the major connections between New York and New Jersey to protest a LEO doing his job and keeping over 100k people from going home to their families drives me completely up the wall...
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Post by: VirginiaJim on November 26, 2014, 10:58:27 am
I heard about that on the radio last night.  Got bored and went to AM and got WCBS..
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Post by: gPink on November 26, 2014, 11:01:50 am
So... you had a few hundred blocking many thousand? And they submitted to being blocked? What happened to good old fashion road rage?
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Post by: MrPepsi on November 26, 2014, 03:04:46 pm
So... you had a few hundred blocking many thousand? And they submitted to being blocked? What happened to good old fashion road rage?


http://blog.sfgate.com/hottopics/2014/11/26/video-driver-plows-into-crowd-of-ferguson-protesters-in-minneapolis/ (http://blog.sfgate.com/hottopics/2014/11/26/video-driver-plows-into-crowd-of-ferguson-protesters-in-minneapolis/)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on November 26, 2014, 03:24:37 pm
[url]http://blog.sfgate.com/hottopics/2014/11/26/video-driver-plows-into-crowd-of-ferguson-protesters-in-minneapolis/[/url] ([url]http://blog.sfgate.com/hottopics/2014/11/26/video-driver-plows-into-crowd-of-ferguson-protesters-in-minneapolis/[/url])
   

Well.... ok then.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 26, 2014, 03:30:21 pm
What happens with road rage is that nothing ever gets better..it always gets worse.  The driver and passengers of that car are lucky that they weren't dragged out and beaten or worse.  You have a mob with a mob mentality.  For that car to do what it did, the police weren't handling the situation and protecting the non-protestors.  It never should have got to the point where a driver felt that they had to run into the crowd to get through.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on November 26, 2014, 03:45:13 pm
Seems like there's a gang of professional community organizers around the country throwing meat to the mob. Some of the news feeds look like an episode of The Walking Dead.
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Post by: B.D.F. on November 26, 2014, 03:54:31 pm
An enterprising sort might see an opportunity for some 'cow catcher' sales....

:-)

Brian

[url]http://blog.sfgate.com/hottopics/2014/11/26/video-driver-plows-into-crowd-of-ferguson-protesters-in-minneapolis/[/url] ([url]http://blog.sfgate.com/hottopics/2014/11/26/video-driver-plows-into-crowd-of-ferguson-protesters-in-minneapolis/[/url])
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on November 26, 2014, 03:57:46 pm
I absolutely agree with your thought here Jim but am not sure the execution is possible. I mean there are not enough LEOs in the country to maintain order in a population that is hell- bent on chaos. There are certainly reactions and adjustments that can be made but order will only be restored is a sufficient percentage of the population (by far the great majority) wish it to be so. Otherwise the reactions and adjustments will not only be unpleasant but unsuccessful in the long term.

Brian

What happens with road rage is that nothing ever gets better..it always gets worse.  The driver and passengers of that car are lucky that they weren't dragged out and beaten or worse.  You have a mob with a mob mentality.  For that car to do what it did, the police weren't handling the situation and protecting the non-protestors.  It never should have got to the point where a driver felt that they had to run into the crowd to get through.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on November 26, 2014, 03:58:46 pm
Now that right there is just funny. And true. But mostly funny. And mostly true.

 :rotflmao:

Brian

Seems like there's a gang of professional community organizers around the country throwing meat to the mob. Some of the news feeds look like an episode of The Walking Dead.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on November 27, 2014, 06:01:28 am
That's one of my motto's....'People are basically stupid.'


 :thumbs:

I might rearrange that motto just a lil though.

Basically, people are stupid.

(http://www.iqcatch.com/resource/images/IQ-Bell-Curve.png)

~ half of the population have an IQ at or below 100. To add to that problem, common sense isn't very common at all.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rembrant on November 27, 2014, 04:56:09 pm
Drive-Thru's make me crazy and annoyed...lol.

And not the Drive-Thru itself...but the people that line-up in them (too far).

Maybe it's a phenomenon strictly related to the proverbial Canadian coffee shop, but when a drive-thru line-up leaves the parking lot of the establishment, and then blocks intersections and traffic for a couple of city blocks, it makes me crazy...lol.

I counted 27 cars in a coffee shop drive-thru a few weeks ago, and traffic on that street was blocked in both directions.

Meanwhile, the parking lot is empty and there's no customers at the counter inside...lol.

Is this normal behavior? :o

Rem

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Post by: jettawreck on November 27, 2014, 06:45:56 pm
Drive-Thru's make me crazy and annoyed...lol.

And not the Drive-Thru itself...but the people that line-up in them (too far).

Maybe it's a phenomenon strictly related to the proverbial Canadian coffee shop, but when a drive-thru line-up leaves the parking lot of the establishment, and then blocks intersections and traffic for a couple of city blocks, it makes me crazy...lol.

I counted 27 cars in a coffee shop drive-thru a few weeks ago, and traffic on that street was blocked in both directions.

Meanwhile, the parking lot is empty and there's no customers at the counter inside...lol.

Is this normal behavior? :o

Rem

I agree.
It's "normal" stupid behavior.
I've been told I'm not normal. I almost always go inside on the few occasions I visit the "fast food" places. It's almost always faster and I can see what they gave me wrong before I leave instead of when I'm five miles down the road.

Another thing about drive thrus.....
Why don't they put the menu board 10 car lengths back so you/they can decide before getting up to the order window? Some do it, most not. Really slows down the process.
Annoying, which gets me crazy just watching.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 28, 2014, 03:56:55 am
Crazy and annoyed at the server (drive thru) and myself for not checking the bag to make sure all my food is there and correct.  Half the time it isn't.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on November 28, 2014, 06:30:36 am
Liars make me crazy and annoyed.   >:(

I get an e-mail offer from Verizon for a free Galaxy S5. It says FREE today only. No asterisks with fine print attached, a FREE phone.

Ok, I'll bite. I follow the link and get to my account with the phone that I want right there in my cart. Wait, $600?  :o Hey!

I try the online chat, too busy. I breakdown and call them, expecting to be on hold forever and a day. I get right through.

Ok, what about that free phone?

"I'm sorry sir, you're not eligible for a free upgrade at this time"

It says FREE and not a damn thing about upgrading.

"I'm sorry sir, it should say something about being eligible for an upgrade in order to be free"

It doesn't, click.

 >:(

 
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Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on November 29, 2014, 07:35:43 am
It will NEVER be over....and people will always be stupid!  :(


Black Friday Fight 2014 COMPILATION: Walmart and Tesco MADNESS, lingerie brawl, television haul (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5w7FjW3QeiQ#ws)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: AlbertaDoug on November 29, 2014, 08:28:51 am
Black Friday Fight 2014 COMPILATION: Walmart and Tesco MADNESS, lingerie brawl, television haul ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5w7FjW3QeiQ#ws[/url])



Pathetic
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Post by: gPink on November 29, 2014, 08:39:25 am
freakin amateurs
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Post by: Sgt Mac on November 29, 2014, 10:26:51 am

Pathetic

Agreed.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on November 29, 2014, 05:09:24 pm
Black Friday Fight 2014 COMPILATION: Walmart and Tesco MADNESS, lingerie brawl, television haul ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5w7FjW3QeiQ#ws[/url])


Exactly why I never go to any retail establishment on black Friday. No "deal" is worth dealing with that.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 29, 2014, 05:32:53 pm
Or fighting the traffic or the crowds.  Ain't for me.  I'll do my shopping the old fashioned way...on-line.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on November 29, 2014, 07:04:03 pm
I normally agree with that but we ran out to Home Depot for a plumbing repair (women! They need ALL the water in the sink to go down the pipe! Sheesh) and it was not bad at all. In fact, rather empty! We even wandered around a bit and bought two new garbage barrels (pretty highfalutin', huh?). Well OK, one garbage barrel and one 6 gallon galvanized, covered pail for ash....

Brian

Exactly why I never go to any retail establishment on black Friday. No "deal" is worth dealing with that.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Strawboss on November 30, 2014, 05:39:51 pm
I'm at the point of my career where I can take off Wed., Thurs and Friday of Thanksgiving week. Especially Friday, on that day we head south out of town and go on a road trip to lesser populated rural areas, this year it was the small towns of Wayne Co. Ohio.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: stevewfl on December 01, 2014, 07:52:15 pm
online for the win. best selections, free shipping, best deals, no lines  ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: SteveJ. on December 03, 2014, 05:57:54 pm
I opened this thread cuz it was showing 19999 reads. I have kicked this to 20000. Anyone annoyed by that?  ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on December 03, 2014, 06:00:38 pm
Would you take it back if someone was?  ::)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 04, 2014, 04:15:51 am
Wrong thread?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on December 04, 2014, 07:30:25 am
Wrong thread?

Were you referring to answer a question with a question thread?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: stevewfl on December 04, 2014, 07:44:48 am
threadjackers annoy me (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/avatars/lol8.gif)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 04, 2014, 08:33:12 am
Why?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on December 04, 2014, 08:49:39 am
not?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 04, 2014, 09:42:14 am
You win?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on December 04, 2014, 10:51:22 am
 ;D ?
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Post by: MrPepsi on December 04, 2014, 11:07:17 am
You guys do know this is not the answer a question with a question thread right?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on December 04, 2014, 11:10:07 am
Does that make you crazy and annoyed?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: stevewfl on December 04, 2014, 11:26:14 am
people who commit crimes, resist arrest, then expect not to get their asses whooped or killed by cops annoy me.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on December 04, 2014, 02:03:43 pm
people who commit crimes, resist arrest, then expect not to get their asses whooped or killed by cops annoy me.

+1 The people pretending he didn't attack the cop and riot and burn down building annoy me even more  :banghead:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 04, 2014, 02:16:41 pm
You guys do know this is not the answer a question with a question thread right?

 :doh: ?
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Post by: Deziner on December 04, 2014, 04:01:01 pm
Knuckleheads from the aforementioned group that breed and spit out more knuckleheads that will act the same way.
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Post by: gPink on December 19, 2014, 05:18:43 am
single ply toilet paper
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Post by: Conrad on December 19, 2014, 05:30:52 am
 :o
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Post by: B.D.F. on December 19, 2014, 10:13:45 am
Ya' know Gary, you can use more than one square at a time..... Sorta' like making your own multi- ply toilet paper right at the job site....

 :rotflmao:

On that subject, what I hate is when commercial rest rooms set the T.P. dispensers to have a drag of 200% the breaking force of the T.P. in them. That way we all get single squares.  >:(

Brian

single ply toilet paper
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Post by: VirginiaJim on December 19, 2014, 11:28:40 am
Not a square to spare..
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Post by: Rhino on December 19, 2014, 11:28:58 am
Ya' know Gary, you can use more than one square at a time..... Sorta' like making your own multi- ply toilet paper right at the job site....

 :rotflmao:

On that subject, what I hate is when commercial rest rooms set the T.P. dispensers to have a drag of 200% the breaking force of the T.P. in them. That way we all get single squares.  >:(

Brian

I've been known to do field modifications of those kind of dispensers.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 19, 2014, 11:32:23 am
Or it tears off in the dispenser and you can't get the end of the paper to reappear.
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Post by: B.D.F. on December 19, 2014, 12:24:59 pm
Now here is an interesting thought: the rest rooms, or at least the men's room (have not been to the women's room so cannot say) in Home Depot have all the fittings put together with Torx tamper resistant hardware. Now, also located in Home Depot are, of course, Torx tamper resistant tools. Furthermore, they carry a large line of electrical drills, both corded and cordless, many of which are reversible and some reach rather high speeds. Now put these totally separate facts together and I think we have the makins' of a new form of domestic terrorist: he who slinks into random Home Depots, gets a small supply of the correct tools, and proceeds to dissemble the entire stall structure of the rest room(s)!

The point of all of this is that I betcha' it would make the employees of Home Depot..... wait for it..... crazy and annoyed.

Brian


I've been known to do field modifications of those kind of dispensers.
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Post by: B.D.F. on December 19, 2014, 12:27:24 pm
Right- that is what I am talking about. There is more drag on the roll than the paper itself can withstand and so the roll will not unroll and pay out product.

In the industrial world, such a thing would be said to have too much line tension. In Home Depot and similar, I believe the proper terminology is "Bastich!" or of course the oh so apt "$hit!".

Brian

Or it tears off in the dispenser and you can't get the end of the paper to reappear.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on December 19, 2014, 01:11:33 pm
Now here is an interesting thought: the rest rooms, or at least the men's room (have not been to the women's room so cannot say) in Home Depot have all the fittings put together with Torx tamper resistant hardware. Now, also located in Home Depot are, of course, Torx tamper resistant tools. Furthermore, they carry a large line of electrical drills, both corded and cordless, many of which are reversible and some reach rather high speeds. Now put these totally separate facts together and I think we have the makins' of a new form of domestic terrorist: he who slinks into random Home Depots, gets a small supply of the correct tools, and proceeds to dissemble the entire stall structure of the rest room(s)!

The point of all of this is that I betcha' it would make the employees of Home Depot..... wait for it..... crazy and annoyed.

Brian

Another example of the voices in one's head having good ideas.    ;)
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Post by: B.D.F. on December 19, 2014, 01:26:16 pm
My brother claims that "Thinking of it is 90% of doing it". I like to believe there is a bigger buffer between the two 'cause if it really works as he thinks it does, we are all on the bring of disaster. Incredibly humorous disaster perhaps but disaster nonetheless.

Brian

Another example of the voices in one's head having good ideas.    ;)
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Post by: Rhino on December 19, 2014, 01:59:57 pm
My brother claims that "Thinking of it is 90% of doing it". I like to believe there is a bigger buffer between the two 'cause if it really works as he thinks it does, we are all on the bring of disaster. Incredibly humorous disaster perhaps but disaster nonetheless.

Brian

Wasn't it Edison who basically said the exact opposite? "Invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration..." or something to that effect.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 05, 2015, 04:02:47 pm
The USPS...  Went to the mail box to check for mail.  Carrier had stuffed a box taller than the  :censored: mailbox.  Had to get a prybar to get it out.   :censored: USPS!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on January 05, 2015, 04:32:19 pm
Yeah, '1% inspiration, 99% perspiration' I believe was the statement. But then again, Edison was an idiot as well as a lousy human being. Edison refused to 'learn' anything at all and instead insisted on trying things at random. The real problem was that every time he had someone intelligent, educated and able working for him, he drove them off either with is idiocy or bad behavior and occasionally a combination of the two. Thomas Edison is the reason George Westinghouse became dominant in the electrical business.... Tesla invented both long distance transmission of electricity as well as the induction motor (which even today universally makes <almost> all motion from electricity used for that purpose) but Edison refused to use either one instead advocating, and trying to sell, D.C. as the main type of power generated and used. At one time, 'The General Electric Co.' was 'The Edison General Electric Co.' until Edison's idiocy and abrasive personality got enough people on the board banded together and threw him out.

Edison said that he did 50,000 experiments before selecting the Edison cell as his battery of choice. Tesla said about Edison's 50,000 experiments something to the effect 'a little theory would have gone a long way' meaning that the great majority of those "experiments" (guesses really) could have been eliminated by a basic understanding of chemistry and electrical behavior.

Brian

Wasn't it Edison who basically said the exact opposite? "Invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration..." or something to that effect.
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Post by: B.D.F. on January 05, 2015, 04:35:11 pm
Yeah, and if he / she reads this, the next package will be properly reduced in size.... with a hammer...... so that it fits comfortably in the mailbox.  ;D

I like USPS- sure they do some stupid things now and then but the sheer amount of mail they move successfully and on time is remarkable, at least to me. And the price is a bargain too. Except for overseas shipping, at which point the price becomes totally ridiculous.

Brian

The USPS...  Went to the mail box to check for mail.  Carrier had stuffed a box taller than the  :censored: mailbox.  Had to get a prybar to get it out.   :censored: USPS!
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Post by: rhhall on January 05, 2015, 11:09:11 pm
Didn't Tesla sing in Space Odyssey 2001?
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Post by: B.D.F. on January 06, 2015, 07:01:28 am
I do not know but these days, I think he is a car designer :-)

He provided to much to the world and yet died penniless and virtually homeless. Funny world.

Brian

Didn't Tesla sing in Space Odyssey 2001?
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Post by: VirginiaJim on January 06, 2015, 10:50:54 am
Plastic enclosed lunch meats.  You know the ones that have a tear off at the top and are resealable?  Have you ever torn off the top and couldn't get the  :censored: thing to open?  The plastic is still essentially sealed?  Just spent the last 10 minutes trying to open one.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on January 06, 2015, 11:00:30 am
Plastic enclosed lunch meats.  You know the ones that have a tear off at the top and are resealable?  Have you ever torn off the top and couldn't get the  :censored: thing to open?  The plastic is still essentially sealed?  Just spent the last 10 minutes trying to open one.

Must be the new diet lunch meat packages...    ;)
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Post by: BruceR on January 06, 2015, 11:44:41 am
Must be the new diet lunch meat packages...    ;)

hehe....You said "meat" and "packages" in the same sentence :)
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Post by: VirginiaJim on January 06, 2015, 11:46:11 am
Sigh.....but I like your thinking!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on January 06, 2015, 01:23:49 pm
Hmmmm.... now I have a mental video playing over and over again in my head. I think I will title it "Jim vs. the plastic bag". It is NOT  a pretty sight.  :o

The subtitles read:
"Jim see meat."

"Jim want meat."

"Meat tease and play coy with Jim."

"Jim become crazy and annoyed...."

Brian

Plastic enclosed lunch meats.  You know the ones that have a tear off at the top and are resealable?  Have you ever torn off the top and couldn't get the  :censored: thing to open?  The plastic is still essentially sealed?  Just spent the last 10 minutes trying to open one.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 06, 2015, 02:11:32 pm
Mental video correct..add in multiple swear words and you'll have it to a t..
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on January 06, 2015, 02:21:09 pm
Should Samuel L. Jackson's character from Pulp Fiction do the narration?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on January 06, 2015, 02:30:09 pm
The character's name was Jules. And nope, we don't need to quote him until later in the year when Jim has trouble with his grill but it turn out it was all worth the struggle because..... "Mmm-mmmm. That is a tasty burger."

 :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

Brian

Should Samuel L. Jackson's character from Pulp Fiction do the narration?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 06, 2015, 02:33:29 pm
Idiots. :)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on January 06, 2015, 02:45:04 pm
Says the guy who earlier today had an argument with a plastic bag and nearly lost....

 :rotflmao:

I love this forum!

Brian

Idiots. :)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 06, 2015, 03:24:53 pm
As do I, Brian, as do I.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on January 06, 2015, 03:38:13 pm
It was Devine Intervention!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on January 06, 2015, 05:39:42 pm
Plastic enclosed lunch meats.  You know the ones that have a tear off at the top and are resealable?  Have you ever torn off the top and couldn't get the  :censored: thing to open?  The plastic is still essentially sealed?  Just spent the last 10 minutes trying to open one.

Jim, perhaps you should have used your Kipass fob to open the package.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on January 07, 2015, 04:51:10 am
Hey Jim! What's that in your right hand? Put an edge on that sucker with one of Brian's strops and show that plastic package who's boss.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 07, 2015, 05:39:07 am
Nah, I just use my wife's car windows..
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Strawboss on January 08, 2015, 04:38:44 pm
People who don't take their shopping cart to the shopping cart holding pens in the parking lots.
People who swing out or fade into the either the opposing traffic or the lane over to turn their car, not truck.
People who drive with their bright lights on during the day.
People who drive with just their fog or driving lights on at night.
People who text and do anything else while texting.
People who litter, they obviously never saw the commercial with the crying Indian.
Rap, I won't call it music because its not.
Idiots who don't clear their windshield, back window, or tail lights of snow and ice.
People who go LEFT and continue instead of going right and stopping for lights and sirens.
And finally, people. There that enough to jump start some of you? ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on January 08, 2015, 05:07:38 pm
To open the plastic packages of meat? Doesn't that leave a greasy mess on the window? Oh wait, you said your wife's car.... I get it now... pretty clever! Doesn't she mind the mess and smell though?

Brian

Nah, I just use my wife's car windows..
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on January 08, 2015, 05:08:16 pm
You forgot your S-I-L and ebola.

Brian

People who don't take their shopping cart to the shopping cart holding pens in the parking lots.
People who swing out or fade into the either the opposing traffic or the lane over to turn their car, not truck.
People who drive with their bright lights on during the day.
People who drive with just their fog or driving lights on at night.
People who text and do anything else while texting.
People who litter, they obviously never saw the commercial with the crying Indian.
Rap, I won't call it music because its not.
Idiots who don't clear their windshield, back window, or tail lights of snow and ice.
People who go LEFT and continue instead of going right and stopping for lights and sirens.
And finally, people. There that enough to jump start some of you? ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Strawboss on January 08, 2015, 05:19:07 pm
Sister in law has been shrouded, she no longer exists in my world, she no longer matters or can do anything to affect me.
Ebola doesn't annoy me, its the people who contract it and those who make policy to treat it who do.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on January 08, 2015, 05:30:56 pm
You know I was kidding, right? Just so we don't get off the track here....  If I wanted to be serious, I would have revived (so to speak) the Ebola thread in the first place.

[not to self- use more smileys]

 ;D

Brian

Sister in law has been shrouded, she no longer exists in my world, she no longer matters or can do anything to affect me.
Ebola doesn't annoy me, its the people who contract it and those who make policy to treat it who do.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Strawboss on January 08, 2015, 05:35:21 pm
I knew you were kidding. No need for smileys. I work at the fire dept. remember?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on January 09, 2015, 04:57:33 am
People who don't take their shopping cart to the shopping cart holding pens in the parking lots.
People who swing out or fade into the either the opposing traffic or the lane over to turn their car, not truck.
People who drive with their bright lights on during the day.
People who drive with just their fog or driving lights on at night.
People who text and do anything else while texting.
People who litter, they obviously never saw the commercial with the crying Indian.
Rap, I won't call it music because its not.
Idiots who don't clear their windshield, back window, or tail lights of snow and ice.
People who go LEFT and continue instead of going right and stopping for lights and sirens.
And finally, people. There that enough to jump start some of you? ;D

Wow, this sounds exactly the way I feel...

On a related note.

In order to use a shopping cart (or 'buggy' for you southerners) at Aldi grocery stores folks must deposit a quarter to unlock the cart and in order to get your quarter back you have to return the cart to the cart corral. Fantastic idea and you NEVER see a stray cart in the parking lot. Why don't all stores adopt this idea?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on January 09, 2015, 06:20:07 am
People who come ro my shop to get something done that they obviously can't do themselves. When I tell them what it's gonna take to do the job, they say "Can't you just.......  or "All you gotta do is......"
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Cold Streak on January 09, 2015, 07:31:45 am
Quote
People who come ro my shop to get something done that they obviously can't do themselves. When I tell them what it's gonna take to do the job, they say "Can't you just.......  or "All you gotta do is......"

I identify with this one.  I just sit and smile at them until they get it, or don't. 

WMMCAA is when people quote someone, but put the quote at the bottom of their post.  You read their words and wonder what the hell, then get to the bottom and see the reference.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on January 09, 2015, 08:03:34 am
Wha chu talken bout, Willis?

















I identify with this one.  I just sit and smile at them until they get it, or don't. 

WMMCAA is when people quote someone, but put the quote at the bottom of their post.  You read their words and wonder what the hell, then get to the bottom and see the reference.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Cold Streak on January 09, 2015, 09:31:02 am
Huh?  Oh yeah,  ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: billhook on January 09, 2015, 11:19:05 am
Idiots who don't clear their windshield, back window, or tail lights of snow and ice.

You need to make that the entire car.  They can clear the windows and lights, but not the hood and roof, and as soon as they start moving the snow on the hood and roof blow right over the cleared windows and lights.

People who drive with just their fog or driving lights on at night.

Do you mean the morons who drive at dusk/dawn and other low light times with only their parking lights on?  Can someone explain to me why people do this? So, they can be seen better?  If you're so concerned about being seen, wouldn't just going ahead and putting your headlights on, make you more visible?  And, as defined by their name, they are parking lights, not driving lights.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on January 09, 2015, 11:46:27 am
Well, let's define 'clear'. When I am in a hurry, I still poke holes more than large enough to see anything of interest when driving.

This one time, at band camp, I was out in the morning after a fairly large snowfall, maybe 6" to 8". I cleared off all the lights (always do, not a fan of hiding the lights on any vehicle), and enough of the front and rear windows to drive safely.... IMO. My wife, who was sitting beside me in the car and had nothing to look at except a wall of white in front of her, as well as the LEO, did not agree. They thought I did an insufficient job of clearing the snow. The LEO noticed me while he was tending to an accident and I was passing him (safely I might add): he gently signaled me to stop (read: Yelled to pull over!). Then he gently suggested I clear off somewhat more area of the car's glass (read: threatened to cite me if I did not clean both the front and rear windows of snow). What can I say- he was right. Then again, submarines plow around in the ocean using nothing but the commander's one eye and a lens on a stick, and my windshield clearing job was WAY better than that!

 ;D

Brian


<snip>

Idiots who don't clear their windshield, back window, or tail lights of snow and ice.

<snip>

Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on January 09, 2015, 11:48:08 am
Yeah but once the car reaches highway speeds, the it magically cleans itself. Especially the big sheets of snow on the hood, roof and trunk. I think of it as a teaching aid for tailgaters....  ;)

Brian

You need to make that the entire car.  They can clear the windows and lights, but not the hood and roof, and as soon as they start moving the snow on the hood and roof blow right over the cleared windows and lights.

<snip>
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: RFH87_Connie on January 09, 2015, 12:03:22 pm
Just because its Friday... and it's not me.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: BackInTheSaddle on January 09, 2015, 12:03:42 pm
What makes me crazy and annoyed..  This thread.  I thought this forum was to share information about owning and riding motorcycles.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: RFH87_Connie on January 09, 2015, 12:04:06 pm
Maybe parking lights would help?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 09, 2015, 12:28:24 pm
What makes me crazy and annoyed..  This thread.  I thought this forum was to share information about owning and riding motorcycles.

Fair point, yet it's far more than that.. :)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on January 09, 2015, 12:32:28 pm
What makes me crazy and annoyed..  This thread.  I thought this forum was to share information about owning and riding motorcycles.

We do that, but we also have fun in other ways.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: jettawreck on January 09, 2015, 12:44:27 pm
What makes me crazy and annoyed..  This thread.  I thought this forum was to share information about owning and riding motorcycles.

People that complain about threads. Nobody makes us read anything we don't choose to.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on January 09, 2015, 01:01:06 pm
Ah yes, I can see that. By the way, what part of your post, quoted below, shares information about owning and / or riding motorcycles?

Sorry, couldn't resist....  :rotflmao:

Brian

What makes me crazy and annoyed..  This thread.  I thought this forum was to share information about owning and riding motorcycles.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on January 10, 2015, 04:50:26 am
What makes me crazy and annoyed..  This thread.  I thought this forum was to share information about owning and riding motorcycles.

Bad day at work?    ???
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on January 10, 2015, 01:45:51 pm
When the Old Lady walks in to my shop already talking as if I was just waiting for her to arrive. Why bother to check if I' m on the phone, or doing something important/critical that could go really bad if I'm not on top of whatever is. If I walk in to a place of business or where someone is working, I wait until they acknowledge my presence before I say anything. Maybe I'm wrong but it just seems like the right thing to do.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Sgt Mac on January 11, 2015, 02:54:42 am
When the Old Lady walks in to my shop already talking as if I was just waiting for her to arrive. Why bother to check if I' m on the phone, or doing something important/critical that could go really bad if I'm not on top of whatever is. If I walk in to a place of business or where someone is working, I wait until they acknowledge my presence before I say anything. Maybe I'm wrong but it just seems like the right thing to do.

Not applicable to women you are married to.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on January 11, 2015, 06:29:52 am
Not applicable to women you are married to.

Right, you are supposed to be 'in tune' with them. So even if they start talking about something that they are in the middle of thinking about in their head, a good husband would know what they are talking about.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Charlie747 on January 11, 2015, 07:03:45 am
Right, you are supposed to be 'in tune' with them. So even if they start talking about something that they are in the middle of thinking about in their head, a good husband would know what they are talking about.

So to sum it up.........Its just like ................. :banghead:  & :deadhorse: followed by  :battle: 

Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on January 11, 2015, 07:13:28 am
So to sum it up.........Its just like ................. :banghead:  & :deadhorse: followed by  :battle: 



It is now perfectly clear. Thank you for being so succinct.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Sgt Mac on January 11, 2015, 07:21:56 am
Right, you are supposed to be 'in tune' with them. So even if they start talking about something that they are in the middle of thinking about in their head, a good husband would know what they are talking about.

Ha.....'in tune', I'm gonna go ask the wife if I an use her adjustment knobs to get us more 'in tune'.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on January 11, 2015, 07:26:36 am
Let us know how that works for you.  :)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on January 11, 2015, 07:34:53 am
Ha.....'in tune', I'm gonna go ask the wife if I an use her adjustment knobs to get us more 'in tune'.

Be sure to ask nicely!     ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Sgt Mac on January 11, 2015, 07:36:01 am
Let us know how that works for you.  :)

I got a less than amused look and my hand smacked, she said 'shut up stupid' but followed it with 'save that **** for later'. So....better than expected.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on January 11, 2015, 08:02:26 am
I would call that a success.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on January 11, 2015, 08:44:45 am
I got a less than amused look and my hand smacked, she said 'shut up stupid' but followed it with 'save that **** for later'. So....better than expected.

I would call that a success.

Yep, at least it's not a no!    :)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Sgt Mac on January 11, 2015, 01:31:24 pm
Yep, at least it's not a no!    :)

T'was definitely a yes!    ;D

Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Charlie747 on January 11, 2015, 02:25:24 pm
T'was definitely a yes!    ;D

Only in Italy  :chugbeer:

Yep, at least it's not a no!    :)

No = an interesting point to start a negotiation  :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: XPLRN on January 12, 2015, 04:31:59 am
If I walk in to a place of business or where someone is working, I wait until they acknowledge my presence before I say anything. Maybe I'm wrong but it just seems like the right thing to do.
I've never felt comfortable walking into someone's shop and not addressing the person(s) in there. Some folks are quite focused and it seems a bit rude to be watching someone with them not knowing your there...........IMHO. Plus, some folks in my neck of the woods have a firearm handy and don't like to be surprised.  :o
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 12, 2015, 04:46:40 am
You could always throw in a concussion grenade to announce your presence..

BTW, welcome to the forum.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on January 12, 2015, 04:53:51 am
T'was definitely a yes!    ;D

 :thumbs:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on January 12, 2015, 04:56:14 am
You could always throw in a concussion grenade to announce your presence..

BTW, welcome to the forum.

That reminds me of WAY back, when I got out of the Army. 6 artillery simulators somehow followed me home. Those were fun.   ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: XPLRN on January 12, 2015, 10:33:37 am
You could always throw in a concussion grenade to announce your presence..

BTW, welcome to the forum.

Thanks for the welcome and I try to be a bit more subtle with the friends I value! :-X

Interesting that you would mention concussion grenade.......a long time ago some machinist friends were involved in  R&D on a "flash bang" device. They still have some inert samples.......to show their CNC machining work.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: sanmo on January 15, 2015, 09:06:36 am
Unrelated to the immediately preceding discussion, but....
Crude oil is down more than 50% since June 2014, ditto for gasoline.
But MC oils and airfare, not so much. I'm pissed....... :censored:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on January 15, 2015, 09:30:09 am
Cement trucks that drop little cow pies in the middle of the road to become a rough unplanned speed bump make me crazy and annoyed...
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Sgt Mac on January 15, 2015, 09:47:24 am
Cement trucks that drop little cow pies in the middle of the road to become a rough unplanned speed bump make me crazy and annoyed...

That would **** me off, downright dangerous.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on January 15, 2015, 09:51:49 am
That would **** me off, downright dangerous.

There's at least 3 of them near me. I hit 2 of them at 40. Now I know where they are and am more alert to them. But would like DOT to scrape them off and charge the company that did it if they can find them. They are all near or at the entrance to construction sites so they should be able to figure who delivered cement to them.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: kwakrider on January 16, 2015, 04:44:05 am
Cement trucks that drop little cow pies in the middle of the road to become a rough unplanned speed bump make me crazy and annoyed...

We got those here too, dangerous...especially mid corner, and those damn dump trucks leaving large amounts of gravel in bends! Almost saw my behind without a mirror yesterday on the way home because of said gravel.  :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on January 16, 2015, 07:34:48 am
Internet ads make me crazy and annoyed!

I know that they are a necessary evil, someone has to pay the bills right?

Has anyone noticed how loud these ads are nowadays? WAY louder than the video clip that comes on after the ad. On top of the increased volume now they have disabled the volume control of the video player so that the only way these can be turned down is to use your computers, or your speakers, volume control.   >:(
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 17, 2015, 06:42:22 am
Being as you have all this time on your hands...you should have time to turn the volume down.. ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on January 17, 2015, 07:03:27 am
Isn't that why we have opposable thumbs?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on January 17, 2015, 07:10:09 am
Being as you have all this time on your hands...you should have time to turn the volume down.. ;D

All that lifting and moving of my arm tires me out.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on January 17, 2015, 07:10:56 am
Isn't that why we have opposable thumbs?

What are they opposed to anyways? Always so negative.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on January 17, 2015, 07:26:20 am
What are they opposed to anyways? Always so negative.
Have to get political don't you? Is not the right opposed to the left and the left opposed to the right?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on January 17, 2015, 08:06:05 am
Maybe that's why they are opposable thumbs instead of opposed thumbs. Just a thought....
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: voileauciel on January 21, 2015, 02:06:06 pm
Internet ads make me crazy and annoyed!

I know that they are a necessary evil, someone has to pay the bills right?

Has anyone noticed how loud these ads are nowadays? WAY louder than the video clip that comes on after the ad. On top of the increased volume now they have disabled the volume control of the video player so that the only way these can be turned down is to use your computers, or your speakers, volume control.   >:(

Install adblock (https://adblockplus.org/), and you won't see any more ads, practically anywhere. I don't work for these folks or anything, but I use this daily. It really does speed up browsing.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 21, 2015, 02:56:21 pm
I use it..
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 22, 2015, 05:05:11 am
Just saw an advert for Blueberry 'Lemonade'...  It ain't Lemonade if it has blueberry flavoring in it.  This annoys me.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on January 22, 2015, 05:07:25 am
Just saw an advert for Blueberry 'Lemonade'...  It ain't Lemonade if it has blueberry flavoring in it.  This annoys me.
yeah, like bourbon pecan coffee....
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 22, 2015, 05:13:32 am
Wouldn't drink that either...it ain't bourbon or coffee anymore.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on January 22, 2015, 08:56:38 am
Has anyone seen the ads for Christian Mingle, an online dating service exclusively for 'Christians'?

Their slogan is, "Let us find God's match for you"  ???

This annoys the :censored: outta me! Does anyone really think that God needs the help of some website for people to hook up with 'His match' for you?

There's a sucker born every minute second...

On a related note.

Farmer's Only online dating? Those commercials crack me up!    :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on January 22, 2015, 08:56:43 am
I like whisky in coffee. You can leave out the pecans though.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on January 22, 2015, 08:58:47 am
Has anyone seen the ads for Christian Mingle? I guess it's an online dating service exclusively for Christians?

Their slogan is, "Let us find God's match for you"  ???

This annoys the :censored: outta me! Does anyone really think that God needs the help of some website for people to hook up with 'His match' for you?

There's a sucker born every minute second...

On a related note.

Farmer's only online dating? Those commercials crack me up!    :rotflmao:

+1 It looks like something Jeff Foxworthy would come up with for a comedy skit. "You might be a redneck if you found your wife on the farmers only dating site..."
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Sgt Mac on January 22, 2015, 11:02:05 am

Farmer's Only online dating? Those commercials crack me up!    :rotflmao:


Holy crap....that's a real thing.

http://youtu.be/6RvyFFjP7RE (http://youtu.be/6RvyFFjP7RE)

Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 22, 2015, 11:08:24 am
We couldn't make this stuff up.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: stevewfl on January 22, 2015, 11:12:23 am
hot farm girls FTW (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/avatars/iconhammer.gif)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/avatars/iconthumbs-up.jpg)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on January 22, 2015, 11:26:35 am
Holy crap....that's a real thing.

[url]http://youtu.be/6RvyFFjP7RE[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/6RvyFFjP7RE[/url])


That's the one Steve! Funny :censored: right there!!

Oh Wilber...

Mr. Ed - Viagra Commercial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCnDyV7vIVY#)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: stevewfl on January 22, 2015, 11:45:09 am
now i know where they met  :o

(https://i0.wp.com/theredlist.com/media/database/films/tv-series/comedy-and-romance/1960/green-acres/002-green-acres-theredlist.jpg)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: stevewfl on January 22, 2015, 01:08:37 pm
http://youtu.be/uWu4aynBK7E (http://youtu.be/uWu4aynBK7E)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 22, 2015, 01:15:44 pm
Just  :censored: shoot me... :pukeface:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on January 22, 2015, 01:21:40 pm
I think she wants to be plowed.....
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on January 22, 2015, 01:26:05 pm
Would that be plowing a hoe.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: stevewfl on January 22, 2015, 01:46:22 pm
hey i rode my R1 on a farm once, does that qualify me to be on that site trolling the lonely farm gals  ;D

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/R1%20stuff/sep%20surgery%20trip/R1_tractor.jpg)

No?  How about shopping at the feed store  (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/avatars/lol8.gif)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/R1%20stuff/sep%20surgery%20trip/R1williamsville.jpg)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: stevewfl on January 22, 2015, 04:56:44 pm
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Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: rhhall on January 23, 2015, 12:03:41 am
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Awfully partial to the largemouth :yikes: :yikes:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: rhhall on January 23, 2015, 12:06:38 am
Ya haven't lived until you found true love in a barn loft. :chugbeer:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: rhhall on January 23, 2015, 12:38:22 am
hey i rode my R1 on a farm once, does that qualify me to be on that site trolling the lonely farm gals  ;D

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No?  How about shopping at the feed store  ([url]http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/avatars/lol8.gif[/url])

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have to start wearing bib overalls and chewing tobacco :o
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on January 23, 2015, 04:51:21 am
I think she wants to be plowed.....

Would that be plowing a hoe.

 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: stevewfl on January 23, 2015, 09:18:09 am
wiminz 'wif an attitude annoy me   ;D

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Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on January 23, 2015, 09:32:30 am
wiminz 'wif an attitude annoy me   ;D

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She can flip me off any time she wants  :P
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: stevewfl on January 23, 2015, 11:56:15 am
^^^^    :goodpost:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: stevewfl on January 30, 2015, 12:29:44 pm
 slow drivers.  ;D

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Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: voileauciel on January 30, 2015, 02:50:53 pm
Ya haven't lived until you found true love in a barn loft. :chugbeer:

Choir lofts too.  8)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: stevewfl on January 30, 2015, 03:01:31 pm
i remember the AOL "lofts"  (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/avatars/iconhammer.gif)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 30, 2015, 03:26:04 pm
slow drivers.  ;D

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I did that twice today...
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: stevewfl on January 30, 2015, 10:03:15 pm
LAME sports like NFL drive me crazy. But how would we get the nice superbowl commercials without the lameness (and they're even ^%$#ing them up releasing them before the Superbowl)  ;D

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Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on January 31, 2015, 06:19:31 am
slow drivers.  ;D

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 :thumbs:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: stevewfl on February 05, 2015, 09:02:13 pm
annoys me to have to wait on my stuffed peppers to cook.  I won;t ever get one like this again that holds almost a pound and wait extra long.....    i'll get multiple smaller ones.

my recipe is 300 degrees, but this $#@%er is cooking at 325  ;D

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Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on February 06, 2015, 06:43:08 am
That looks good!  :P I just tried a recipe that is basically Philly Cheese Steak but uses a bell pepper instead of a roll. Excellent and low carb. But wait, that doesn't make me crazy and annoyed so I guess I'm off topic.

When my fob battery gets low, that makes me crazy and annoyed. That's the ticket.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on February 06, 2015, 07:28:04 am
What makes me crazy and annoyed..

People who are too :censored: lazy to put their trash where it belongs and instead throw the :censored: trash out the window of their cars.

:censored: like that should have the living :censored: kicked out of their dumb asses!    >:(
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on February 06, 2015, 08:04:20 am
^ + 1
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on February 06, 2015, 09:40:19 am
I cannot follow which way you are leaning here Conrad, do you want MORE trash thrown out windows or LESS? Please stop beating around the bush and just state your thoughts directly.

 ;) ;D

Brian

What makes me crazy and annoyed..

People who are too :censored: lazy to put their trash where it belongs and instead throw the :censored: trash out the window of their cars.

:censored: like that should have the living :censored: kicked out of their dumb asses!    >:(
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Sgt Mac on February 06, 2015, 10:34:46 am
4  :censored: months. 4  :censored: months to pave and put guardrails on a 50 meter bridge. 4  :censored: months of one lane road with no other way to get across that doesn't involve driving through the middle of Pisa and watching some selfish  :censored: lane split into oncoming traffic because he's too  :censored: important to wait in traffic like every body else.  :censored: ing  :censored: suckers. Why would you pave the whole  :censored: length of the construction area only to cut  :censored: trenches in it.  :censored: !
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on February 06, 2015, 11:10:38 am
 :censored: Sports Illustrated for putting an "average sized" model in this year's Swim Suit Issue! I don't want to see AVERAGE when I buy that issue! What the  :censored: !!??!! Are you  :censored:ing me? I expect to see EXCEPTIONAL! This is bull :censored: ! Average athletes aren't featured in Sports Illustrated, why in the  :censored: is an average sized swimsuit model???
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on February 06, 2015, 11:13:02 am
I cannot follow which way you are leaning here Conrad, do you want MORE trash thrown out windows or LESS? Please stop beating around the bush and just state your thoughts directly.

 ;) ;D

Brian

Clear as mud eh Brian?   :)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: stevewfl on February 09, 2015, 01:07:53 pm
the f***in' rain is annoying me, i wanna go ride
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: voileauciel on February 09, 2015, 07:25:40 pm
I really dislike the process for renting an apartment. I went to numerous management companies and they practically wanted a blood and urine sample. Finally found a place through a private landlord, which I much prefer. The whole process in the Bay Area seems a bit ridiculous at this point, with housing prices on the Peninsula running so far outside reality it makes me nauseous just thinking about it ($3800/month for a ~300 sq ft studio with no view or parking...)

Oakland at least is sort of within reality. I looked at Concord and Vallejo to the north, and Hayward to the south. The housing prices are all over the map. In the words of Jimmy McMillan "The rent is too d*** high!"
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: MrPepsi on February 09, 2015, 08:21:11 pm
I feel for ya man, we live out in the Sunset near the zoo.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: stevewfl on February 09, 2015, 09:12:38 pm
Its a renters market, demand is more than supply. 

Just the opposite as it was a few years back, when they would do anything to fill an apartment.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on February 10, 2015, 03:24:31 pm
Paying 3 times as much for a tire for my motorcycle as I do for a tire for my car and having it last 1/3 as long.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: MrPepsi on February 10, 2015, 03:37:54 pm
Paying 3 times as much for a tire for my motorcycle as I do for a tire for my car and having it last 1/3 as long.

You just have the wrong car. :)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on February 10, 2015, 03:56:13 pm
You just have the wrong car. :)

Are you saying that I need a car that needs far more expensive tires?  :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: MrPepsi on February 10, 2015, 03:59:05 pm
You got it!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on February 10, 2015, 04:06:49 pm
Not so much. I'd rather get tangled in an electric fence than spend money on tires. For some unknown reason, I just HATE to spend money on tires. Any tires. For any vehicle. An alternator, ok. A battery, ok. Belts, brakes, filters, gaskets, seals, radiators, you name it, no problem. Tires just chap my a :censored:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: MrPepsi on February 10, 2015, 04:23:57 pm
Track days in my Mustang made me love buying track tires.
Expensive? Yes, but the adrenaline rush was unreal.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on February 11, 2015, 06:55:42 am
Not so much. I'd rather get tangled in an electric fence than spend money on tires. For some unknown reason, I just HATE to spend money on tires. Any tires. For any vehicle. An alternator, ok. A battery, ok. Belts, brakes, filters, gaskets, seals, radiators, you name it, no problem. Tires just chap my a :censored:

I definitely don't enjoy a lower checking balance but I do LOVE hoping on the connie with a brand new set of PR4's.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on February 11, 2015, 06:59:53 am
I definitely don't enjoy a lower checking balance but I do LOVE hoping on the connie with a brand new set of PR4's.

I will get to experience both feelings in the near future.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: jettawreck on February 11, 2015, 02:52:00 pm
You just have the wrong car. :)

Or you could go to the "darkside" and then they would cost the same.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Cold Streak on February 12, 2015, 07:18:15 am
Quote
Paying 3 times as much for a tire for my motorcycle as I do for a tire for my car and having it last 1/3 as long.

Maybe you should go with the car tire option on the bike.   ;D  Okay, come on, someone had to say it.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on February 12, 2015, 08:37:01 am
Call me crazy but I ain't gonna put car tires on my motorcycle because they would last longer. I'm also not going to put motorcycle tires on my car.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on February 22, 2015, 11:15:43 am
I just tuned in to watch a bit of the 500 in Daytona just as a break for 5F and snow and what did I see....some :censored: :censored:
runway parade of drivers like I'd expect on some :censored: Hollywood show.  :pukeface:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 22, 2015, 04:52:48 pm
 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Strawboss on February 27, 2015, 07:17:23 pm
After purposely not tuning in until after the first 5 laps to miss the idiocity of the pre race circus show, interrupted by maybe the most per capita commercials ever run on TV in that amount of time, and DW's stupid green flag yell, and the usual third lap crash, I watched almost 3 hours of kinda decent racing, only to throw the clicker at the TV and turn it off in disgust at yet another Daytona last lap ginormous crash, at that point, I didn't care as I will most likely never watch another Daytona 500 again. Is this really something people actually pay to go watch?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: tweeter55 on February 27, 2015, 07:25:47 pm
Is this really something people actually pay to go watch?
Not me.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: AlbertaDoug on February 27, 2015, 10:08:30 pm
After purposely not tuning in until after the first 5 laps to miss the idiocity of the pre race circus show, interrupted by maybe the most per capita commercials ever run on TV in that amount of time, and DW's stupid green flag yell, and the usual third lap crash, I watched almost 3 hours of kinda decent racing, only to throw the clicker at the TV and turn it off in disgust at yet another Daytona last lap ginormous crash, at that point, I didn't care as I will most likely never watch another Daytona 500 again. Is this really something people actually pay to go watch?



[/ :deadhorse: :deadhorse: :yikes:
What and miss another left turn!!!!
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on March 02, 2015, 04:47:33 pm
This weather
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 02, 2015, 06:33:16 pm
+1
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Strawboss on March 02, 2015, 06:39:04 pm
Worked outside all day today in short sleeves, maybe 40F? But with the heavy snowpack it was REALLY bright, I needed sunglasses.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 02, 2015, 08:02:03 pm
Were they cheap?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on March 03, 2015, 03:41:22 am
.....is when I've got a song playing in my head and I can't figure out what it is.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on March 03, 2015, 04:54:51 am
Worked outside all day today in short sleeves, maybe 40F? But with the heavy snowpack it was REALLY bright, I needed sunglasses.

So, the brightness and/or the warmth made you crazy and annoyed? Or maybe it was the working outside?    ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on March 03, 2015, 04:55:38 am
.....is when I've got a song playing in my head and I can't figure out what it is.

Hum a few bars for us, maybe we can figure it out?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: tweeter55 on March 03, 2015, 05:09:02 am
When I get a song playing in my head and can't get it to quit. Thanks, gPink.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on March 03, 2015, 05:19:45 am
 :banana :banana........ :banana
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: tweeter55 on March 03, 2015, 06:36:16 am
I shall be careful in my usage of these, but... :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: voileauciel on March 03, 2015, 11:55:58 pm
So I just moved from New Jersey to California. Loving every minute, but my particular neighbourhood had very poor coverage with T-Mobile. Oddly enough, there is a rather large cellphone tower not 3 blocks from my building.

So I ping their social media people on Twitter, and ask: "Why is it that I get better coverage underground in SF than I do on the roof of my building in Oakland?" It was really starting to drive me nuts, with all the dropped calls and whatnot. They opened a ticket and I got a call this afternoon asking for some more information. Come to find out, I'm not the first #newoakland resident to complain. So now they're looking at adding a signal repeater in my neighbourhood.

All it took was being polite and courteous. Some folks should try that from time to time. Does wonders.  :)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on March 04, 2015, 04:10:55 am
Maybe that's one of the NSAs fake cell towers.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 04, 2015, 04:36:31 am
I'd be wary of them.  They were being shot at last night.  They're a tad touchy this morning.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on March 04, 2015, 04:39:34 am
The towers or the NSA?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 04, 2015, 04:47:55 am
NSA...they weren't pleased. 

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/police-investigate-report-of-shots-near-us-spy-agency-headquarters/ar-BBicpbO?ocid=ansnewsreu11 (http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/police-investigate-report-of-shots-near-us-spy-agency-headquarters/ar-BBicpbO?ocid=ansnewsreu11)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Sgt Mac on March 04, 2015, 10:34:53 am
Bus didn't show today, took my daughter to school, left the school in Florence and it took me AN HOUR to go 8 MILES back to the highway. All in all, a 4 hour round trip.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Strawboss on March 05, 2015, 06:36:05 am
Late winter sun makes me crazy. I need a set of those Eskimo snow glasses, you know, the one with tiny slits in them, now that would be cool, and, they are cheap, so I got that going for me.  ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on March 05, 2015, 09:47:40 am
Late winter sun makes me crazy. I need a set of those Eskimo snow glasses, you know, the one with tiny slits in them, now that would be cool, and, they are cheap, so I got that going for me. ;D

Kind of like total consciousness on your death bed?  ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Strawboss on March 05, 2015, 01:54:25 pm
That would be Gunga-Gunga-Galunga
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: voileauciel on March 08, 2015, 10:08:43 am
How is it that one needs to be super-intelligent to get into a school like UC Berkeley but it seems like none of their students are intelligent enough to look up from their phones while crossing the street? These kids walk right out into the street without looking where they're going, or checking traffic at all. Have they no sense of self-preservation? Ziggy is nimble enough to steer around such tomfoolery, but a 4000lb SUV isn't...

Same thing applies in grocery stores. 7 times in 3 days, someone has walked right into me because they weren't paying attention. In 3 of those cases, I just let it happen cause the dude was cute. Maybe it's not such a bad thing after all....  8)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on March 08, 2015, 10:36:49 am
How is it that one needs to be super-intelligent to get into a school like UC Berkeley but it seems like none of their students are intelligent enough to look up from their phones while crossing the street? These kids walk right out into the street without looking where they're going, or checking traffic at all. Have they no sense of self-preservation? Ziggy is nimble enough to steer around such tomfoolery, but a 4000lb SUV isn't...

Same thing applies in grocery stores. 7 times in 3 days, someone has walked right into me because they weren't paying attention. In 3 of those cases, I just let it happen cause the dude was cute. Maybe it's not such a bad thing after all....  8)

'the dude was cute'?  :o  Well ok then, not that there's anything wrong with that...

I worked at a university for 30 years and in all that time at least once a year a student would walk out in front of a moving car and get creamed. Not only do they not pay attention but a great many of them don't know how to dress themselves for the cold weather either. 
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on March 08, 2015, 10:45:26 am
How is it that one needs to be super-intelligent to get into a school like UC Berkley


It is UC Berkley so do not confuse the ability to pass a written test with intelligence.   :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: tweeter55 on March 08, 2015, 01:35:47 pm
People/Groups that can't/won't sing our National Anthem the way the musical score meant it to be.
I can't sing worth a darn, but I don't try to do my own take on it, either.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 08, 2015, 05:51:26 pm
So whose take do you like?  I rather imagine it's their take as well whether it's a band or some other singer.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: tweeter55 on March 08, 2015, 06:16:20 pm
I would like for the performers to sing it like we did in school and not make a show of it and add their flair to it. They've got plenty of other venues to 'express' themselves and not (IMHO) with our National Anthem. Some versions are almost unrecognizable.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on March 08, 2015, 06:23:41 pm
http://youtu.be/fscg_BH9R1U (http://youtu.be/fscg_BH9R1U)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on March 08, 2015, 07:10:18 pm
I believe there are not near enough of us around that truly appreciate our National Anthem being performed with such respect and skill. Makes me sad.. 
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: tweeter55 on March 08, 2015, 07:34:37 pm
[url]http://youtu.be/fscg_BH9R1U[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/fscg_BH9R1U[/url])
:salute:
I believe there are not near enough of us around that truly appreciate our National Anthem being performed with such respect and skill. Makes me sad.. 

+1
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 09, 2015, 04:15:25 am
Women telling me about a problem with a vehicle after they've heard noises for at least a week...

This takes place yesterday evening after dark...

Daughter - Dad, the van is making a noise when I use the brakes.
Me - How long has it been doing this?
Daughter - For a week now.
Me - Where's the noise coming from?
Daughter - The front of the car.
Me - Can you tell what side?
Daughter - No
Daughter - I need to get it inspected this month.
Me -  :censored:

I go outside and run the van around the block.  Noise coming from the passenger side front.  Metal sound on rotor.  Needs brakes.

Me - You do realized that if you would have told me this morning I could have had fixed by now.... :censored:

Me to Grandson - If you hear anything abnormal with a vehicle, let me know.
 
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Post by: gPink on March 09, 2015, 04:17:12 am
 :rotflmao: and probably saved the rotor...
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 09, 2015, 04:23:34 am
I don't know.  I'm getting the rotors just in case, but I usually replace them on a brake job anyway.  I find the pads are less noisy that way long term.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: stevewfl on March 09, 2015, 06:47:09 am
i like to be confident relatives are riding on good brakes and tires too
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Cold Streak on March 09, 2015, 07:47:55 am
I always buy new rotors too.  I didn't even think they could be machined smooth these days since they start out so thin for weight savings.  For my car it's only about $30 for rotors so the savings aren't enough to make it worthwhile.  Part of the reason I buy standard American cars.  Guy at work bought an Audi A8.  Proud as hell until he had to have the brakes done.  $1000+    :D  Told you so, was all I could say to him.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on March 09, 2015, 07:54:50 am
So whose take do you like?  I rather imagine it's their take as well whether it's a band or some other singer.


Like this?

http://youtu.be/ls1YVhcLD2c (http://youtu.be/ls1YVhcLD2c)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: MrPepsi on March 09, 2015, 09:41:23 am
Working in downtown San Francisco this morning and they are doing construction outside on the street. We are on the third floor and the entire building is vibrating from the construction. My desk is shaking if I had a glass of water it would be visibly shaking.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 09, 2015, 09:53:01 am
Like this?

[url]http://youtu.be/ls1YVhcLD2c[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/ls1YVhcLD2c[/url])


Point taken.  She should have been shot after that.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: tweeter55 on March 09, 2015, 10:13:06 am
Should have been shot during it.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 09, 2015, 10:40:22 am
Agreed.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on March 09, 2015, 03:07:00 pm
Should have been shot before, during and after. Just to be sure.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 09, 2015, 04:30:42 pm
 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: tweeter55 on March 09, 2015, 06:14:59 pm
That's worth two: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: MrPepsi on March 16, 2015, 10:29:35 am
March 13th was my 13 year anniversary at work.
Boss gets a notification about it from HR.
No mention to me, nothing on my last birthday either. :(
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on March 16, 2015, 10:50:20 am
March 13th was my 13 year anniversary at work.
Boss gets a notification about it from HR.
No mention to me, nothing on my last birthday either. :(

13-13 doubly unlucky. Maybe better that you didn't hear directly from HR  ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: MrPepsi on March 16, 2015, 10:52:25 am
Good point.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on March 17, 2015, 04:41:20 am
March 13th was my 13 year anniversary at work.
Boss gets a notification about it from HR.
No mention to me, nothing on my last birthday either. :(

Happy belated Birthday!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: sherob on March 17, 2015, 06:50:13 am
I buy this... yes it's a go fast car.  8)  But I'm old enough to know better.  So, every Hyundai, Kia, Scion, ToyoNisSub, driven by a 20 something w/ a heart beat thinks it's an invitation to race?  BAAAAHAAAA!  Really?  You really think you have a chance in that little 4 or even 6 banger?   

2015 Camaro SS/1LE
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: RFH87_Connie on March 17, 2015, 07:24:40 am
I'd be doggin' you every day just for the fun of it...
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: sherob on March 17, 2015, 07:26:55 am
I'd be doggin' you every day just for the fun of it...

As I said... old enough to know better.   ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on March 17, 2015, 08:10:18 am
I buy this... yes it's a go fast car.  8)  But I'm old enough to know better.  So, every Hyundai, Kia, Scion, ToyoNisSub, driven by a 20 something w/ a heart beat thinks it's an invitation to race?  BAAAAHAAAA!  Really?  You really think you have a chance in that little 4 or even 6 banger?   

2015 Camaro SS/1LE

Silly tuners! I've had them try to race my C14.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Classvino on March 17, 2015, 08:38:55 am
Silly tuners! I've had them try to race my C14.

That happens to me all the time...  Makes me feel kind of smug (and maybe even a bit superior) to let them race away from me at the light, thinking "I too, was overconfident, and ignorant, when I was a teenager..."

I think it's because the C14 looks kinda racy, kinda 'toury', and they don't know which trait dominates...  They'd never race an FZ or Gixxer that way...

Disclaimer : Once or twice, I've been compelled, against my better judgement and by a perverse nature, to teach them the error of their ways...

Jamie
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Cold Streak on March 17, 2015, 08:45:33 am
It seems to me that when they get done "tuning" those cars they are slower, but much louder, than before they started.  Anytime I'm lined up against something with a log muffler I know my 04 Pontiac Grand Prix is going to smoke it without even trying.  I'm not talking about the supercharged version of the Grand Prix either.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on March 17, 2015, 08:49:48 am
I had a friend that put about $20k into a Civic. The end result was pretty amazing car. Handled like it was on rails. Would pull well over a G on a skid pad I'm sure. Very quick but front wheel drive and naturally aspirated 4 cylinders have its limitations. Not a dragster.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: sherob on March 17, 2015, 08:50:39 am
Yeah... fart cans on the Econo boxes or Vtwins w/ straight pipes... puts a grin on the face when YOU know what the outcome is going to be.   :nuts:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 17, 2015, 11:02:35 am
People in cars that stop at least two car lengths from the next vehicle at a stop light and then creep up a few feet every 10 seconds.  Makes me crazy. 
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: sherob on March 17, 2015, 11:09:13 am
Spacers = people in cars that keep 5 or more car lengths between them and the car ahead of them in traffic on the slab, allowing everyone and their uncle to cut in front of them... AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!   :shoot:

Rollers = people who stop several car lengths back at a light, then roll slowly up to the light, a few feet a second, stopping every few feet... AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!   :banghead:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on March 17, 2015, 11:10:09 am
People in cars that stop at least two car lengths from the next vehicle at a stop light and then creep up a few feet every 10 seconds.  Makes me crazy.

+1 Happens all the time. It's like their sneaking up on the next car.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: GeeBeav on March 17, 2015, 11:33:04 am
One guy I car-pool with pulls right up to the bumper of the car in front of him when wants to pass. When he pulls out to pass, his front bumper is within a foot of the other car's rear bumper. This is at highway speed. Must have poor depth perception. Very annoying.

This same guy plays the radio at a somewhat loud volume. OK . . . but he doesn't turn it down for commercial breaks. 6-8 minutes of commercials blasting. Very annoying.

I'm thinking about just driving myself to work.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: jettawreck on March 18, 2015, 05:27:33 pm
One guy I car-pool with pulls right up to the bumper of the car in front of him when wants to pass. When he pulls out to pass, his front bumper is within a foot of the other car's rear bumper. This is at highway speed. Must have poor depth perception. Very annoying.

This same guy plays the radio at a somewhat loud volume. OK . . . but he doesn't turn it down for commercial breaks. 6-8 minutes of commercials blasting. Very annoying.

I'm thinking about just driving myself to work.

I'm annoyed just thinking about it.
You must be an extremely relaxed, laid back sort of person. Because I couldn't tolerate either of those things more than once. Especially if the radio was country, in which case the commercial breaks would be welcome.
Start drivin'.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 18, 2015, 05:45:29 pm
+1 on that...

I rode with a guy one time that wanted to stay in the left lane all the time and he wasn't going fast.  Drove me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: jettawreck on March 18, 2015, 07:07:55 pm
+1 on that...

I rode with a guy one time that wanted to stay in the left lane all the time and he wasn't going fast.  Drove me crazy.

Left lane bandits.
If you're not passing move over to the right.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on March 18, 2015, 07:12:37 pm
Left lane bandits.
If you're not passing move over to the right.

In Pennsylvania that driving in the left lane without passing someone will net you a hefty ticket if the State Troopers see you.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on March 18, 2015, 07:19:56 pm
I wish they would teach the CT state police how to do that (write tickets for left lane obstruction). All too common to find someone doing 50 to 55 MPH in a 65 MPH zone on the highway in CT.

Brian

In Pennsylvania that driving in the left lane without passing someone will net you a hefty ticket if the State Troopers see you.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 18, 2015, 07:28:01 pm
They tried to pass that in VA but it failed.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on March 18, 2015, 08:11:04 pm
It is illegal to pass on the right in CT but apparently only a suggestion to 'keep left except to pass'.

I just pass in whatever lane is available and leave it to chance whether or not I get written up. Never have but it is a possibility. Still, by my calculations, I would be four years behind where I am now if I had NOT passed on the right all those times so even with a ticket, I think I am ahead.

:-)

Brian

They tried to pass that in VA but it failed.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: stevewfl on March 18, 2015, 08:50:04 pm
lane split up the center is my favorite passing  ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on March 19, 2015, 04:42:58 am
+1 on that...

I rode with a guy one time that wanted to stay in the left lane all the time and he wasn't going fast.  Drove me crazy.

Sounds like the drivers in Wisconsin.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: sherob on March 19, 2015, 12:30:23 pm
It is against the law in CO to sit in the left lane and not be passing... but hardly enforced.  >:(
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: RFH87_Connie on March 19, 2015, 01:37:00 pm
They tried to pass that in VA but it failed.

Actually, in Virginia this has been on the books for years but no one has the guts to enforce it, it would seem they would rather ticket the "aggressor":

§ 46.2-804. Special regulations applicable on highways laned for traffic.

Whenever any roadway has been divided into clearly marked lanes for traffic, drivers of vehicles shall obey the following:

1. Any vehicle proceeding at less than the normal speed of traffic at the time and place and under the conditions existing, shall be driven in the lane nearest the right edge or right curb of the highway when such lane is available for travel except when overtaking and passing another vehicle or in preparation for a left turn or where right lanes are reserved for slow-moving traffic as permitted in this section
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 19, 2015, 07:33:39 pm
I thought that there was something going on to add more teeth to that.  I know I remember them talking about it.

http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Va-Lawmaker-Wants-Left-Lane-Laggers-Pulled-Over-239613801.html (http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Va-Lawmaker-Wants-Left-Lane-Laggers-Pulled-Over-239613801.html)

This is probably what I heard/saw..
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on March 20, 2015, 03:35:21 am
Actually, in Virginia this has been on the books for years but no one has the guts to enforce it, it would seem they would rather ticket the "aggressor":

§ 46.2-804. Special regulations applicable on highways laned for traffic.

Whenever any roadway has been divided into clearly marked lanes for traffic, drivers of vehicles shall obey the following:

1. Any vehicle proceeding at less than the normal speed of traffic at the time and place and under the conditions existing, shall be driven in the lane nearest the right edge or right curb of the highway when such lane is available for travel except when overtaking and passing another vehicle or in preparation for a left turn or where right lanes are reserved for slow-moving traffic as permitted in this section

I like that line. Unless it's clarified elsewhere, that means that I have a legal right to get pissed at someone who is not speeding fast enough to get the hell out of my way.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: ManWorkinghere on March 20, 2015, 12:43:54 pm
I rode with a guy one time that wanted to stay in the left lane all the time and he wasn't going fast.  Drove me crazy.
Sounds like the drivers in Wisconsin.
But then the person changed lanes without signalling so you knew you were in Illinois.

Because in Illinois, the directionals are removed from your car when you license it (as an energy-saving measure I guess).

:)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on March 20, 2015, 01:26:44 pm
 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: rhhall on March 20, 2015, 08:18:56 pm
People that hold up the line in the grocery store so they can send there kid's back to look for one more item!!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on March 21, 2015, 06:28:02 am
But then the person changed lanes without signalling so you knew you were in Illinois.

Because in Illinois, the directionals are removed from your car when you license it (as an energy-saving measure I guess).

:)


Sad but true.    :o
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Sgt Mac on March 21, 2015, 10:33:35 am
Spent some time in and around Tel Aviv, the only place I've ever been where people consistently changed lanes and made turns in the opposite direction of the signal being used.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on March 23, 2015, 02:22:00 pm
When the bank has to "hold a check till it clears"!!!!!! Look at a calendar, THIS IS 2015!!!!!  Billions of dollars can be moved in seconds but the bank has to sit on my lousy $800 check for 2 days before I can get to the funds! Really? WTF???
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on March 23, 2015, 02:51:54 pm
...and the youngsters today would ask "What's a check?".
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: GeeBeav on March 23, 2015, 02:56:09 pm
Billions of dollars can be moved in seconds

I pay most of my bills using the bank's online bill pay feature. Bills are designated either "electronic transfer" or "paper check", meaning the bank actually writes a check and mails it.

I have my mortgage through my bank . . . same company, just another division in another state.

Guess how my mortgage is designated . . . paper check. This bank can not electronically transfer money to itself?

Annoying.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Cold Streak on March 24, 2015, 07:58:08 am
They haven't used "paper checks" in Europe for years.  Some of the guys that live there can chime in, but when I lived there in 2002, we had to go to the post office to pay our utility bills with cash since we didn't have a bank account over there so they could electronically debit the account.  No store, hotel or restaurant would take a check.  In fact, many places would only take cash, which caused some panic when I checked out one morning and they needed 300 euros, in cash.  Talk about crazy and annoyed ...
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Sgt Mac on March 24, 2015, 10:39:05 am
They haven't used "paper checks" in Europe for years.  Some of the guys that live there can chime in, but when I lived there in 2002, we had to go to the post office to pay our utility bills with cash since we didn't have a bank account over there so they could electronically debit the account.  No store, hotel or restaurant would take a check.  In fact, many places would only take cash, which caused some panic when I checked out one morning and they needed 300 euros, in cash.  Talk about crazy and annoyed ...

Many bills need an IBAN, it was the only way I could pay for my daughters high school field trip. Most stores and restaurants will take a card, in England, they get pretty uptight if your card doesn't have a chip. Where I am in Italy, many of the family run restaurants and agriturismos, stores and sfuso's are cash and carry. They wouldn't know what to do with an American style check. On the upside, I have had meals and not paid for them until the next time I was in, no big deal. "Allora, its ok, next time"
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on March 24, 2015, 12:32:05 pm
I worked for a German company and the first time I went there, everyone assured me that I did not need any cash- plastic would do everywhere they claimed. Being non- trusting and wary, I grabbed a couple hundred Euros and flew over. The trip from the airport (Frankfurt) to the hotel (Wuppertal) took two trains and a taxi.... and the taxi did not take anything but cash. So had I <foolishly> listened, I would have been jammed- up on my very first day in Germany.... and it was Easter Sunday to boot (I would probably still be there but could probably speak the language decently by now).

Side note and OFFTOPIC: I get in the taxi in Wuppertal (Mercedes 500- they DO have nice cabs in Germany) and immediately notice a big photograph of a smiling George W. Bush (this was in '06, during his second term) stuck to the center of the dash. Hmmmmmm. Did not know what to think about why a German taxi would have a photo of GWB. Chatting with the taxi driver, who was quite clearly NOT German, he noticed my accent (we were speaking in English, the language he first addressed me with when I stepped toward his cab) and asked if I was American. Yep. He launches into a gigantic grin, screams 'USA NUMBER 1!' and 'George Bush is the greatest!'. Hmmmmmm. After chatting a bit, turns out the gentleman is a Kurd, and was a BIG fan of the US, and especially both Bush's, 41 and 43. Of course he had no understanding or interest in US politics, just a guy who happened to be on the receiving end of American aid and protection against genocide against his people. Of course he was not so grateful that he gave me the ride at no charge but still....  ;D

Brian

They haven't used "paper checks" in Europe for years.  Some of the guys that live there can chime in, but when I lived there in 2002, we had to go to the post office to pay our utility bills with cash since we didn't have a bank account over there so they could electronically debit the account.  No store, hotel or restaurant would take a check.  In fact, many places would only take cash, which caused some panic when I checked out one morning and they needed 300 euros, in cash.  Talk about crazy and annoyed ...
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on March 24, 2015, 12:35:32 pm
....but there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.  Sorry, that line makes me crazy and annoyed.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: voileauciel on March 24, 2015, 02:56:06 pm
White/Christian/Heterosexual/Conservative/Affluent privilege and the ridiculous ways it manifests itself in everyday life.

Some folks seriously need to "check their privilege" from time to time...
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on March 24, 2015, 03:54:05 pm
White/Christian/Heterosexual/Conservative/Affluent privilege and the ridiculous ways it manifests itself in everyday life.

Some folks seriously need to "check their privilege" from time to time...
Where does one go to "check their privilege"? We could check it together in the Arena if you're inclined to pursue this.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: voileauciel on March 24, 2015, 04:14:42 pm
Where does one go to "check their privilege"? We could check it together in the Arena if you're inclined to pursue this.

Only if our attorneys are present...
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on March 24, 2015, 05:26:36 pm
I checked. Got it  ::)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on March 24, 2015, 05:38:38 pm
I checked. Got it  ::)
Showing a little microaggression Deziner. Sensitivity training at nine o'clock.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on March 24, 2015, 06:18:07 pm
If I'm late, start without me.  :rotflmao: :stirpot:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on March 24, 2015, 06:33:02 pm
Is this something that spilled out of the arena? Otherwise, I am just not getting it.... ?

Brian

Where does one go to "check their privilege"? We could check it together in the Arena if you're inclined to pursue this.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: voileauciel on March 24, 2015, 06:36:14 pm
Is this something that spilled out of the arena? Otherwise, I am just not getting it.... ?

Brian

It's a loose cannon looking for fodder, nothing more, nothing less. My comment had nothing to do with him, or anyone in this group or "the other group," but this fellow decided to take it personally, and threaten me in the process.

Nice to know I'm still (un)welcome here too!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on March 24, 2015, 06:48:48 pm
Well, I am still not getting it but let us all assume I am obtuse (I will assume I am obtuse). As long as you fellas' are havin' fun I guess, carry on.

Which reminds me of a joke: A guy is boarding a plane and starting to store his stuff in the overhead bin. His 'stuff' is rotting, stinking, deal animal meat though and everyone is aghast and offended at the horrible sight and odor. Finally, a flight attendant walks up to the man in question and asks him 'Are you bringing rotting, stinking meat onto the plane?' To which he replies 'No, it's carrion.' This works better as a verbal joke 'cause there is no spelling to assist the.... er, "unobservant".

Ba Dum Dum.

Brian

It's a loose cannon looking for fodder, nothing more, nothing less. My comment had nothing to do with him, or anyone in this group or "the other group," but this fellow decided to take it personally, and threaten me in the process.

Nice to know I'm still (un)welcome here too!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on March 24, 2015, 06:51:05 pm
We should all probably have our 'privilege' checked every five years or so. Every three years if they find polyps during the last check.

Brian

Where does one go to "check their privilege"? We could check it together in the Arena if you're inclined to pursue this.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: T Cro ® on March 24, 2015, 08:55:19 pm
What makes me crazy and annoyed? Folks taking this thread a little too seriously!

And Mother said this is why y'all can't have nice things!    :doh:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on March 24, 2015, 09:02:21 pm
I'm doing the work! I'm not slacking! I need..... I need! (from 'What about Bob').

Hey, I injected as much levity into it as I possibly could- made a rotten animal joke as well as a polyp joke. What more can a person do?

Brian

What makes me crazy and annoyed? Folks taking this thread a little too seriously!

And Mother said this is why y'all can't have nice things!    :doh:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: T Cro ® on March 24, 2015, 09:08:46 pm
I'm doing the work! I'm not slacking! I need..... I need! (from 'What about Bob').

Hey, I injected as much levity into it as I possibly could- made a rotten animal joke as well as a polyp joke. What more can a person do?

Brian

Understood....    ???
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: voileauciel on March 24, 2015, 11:07:59 pm
I'm doing the work! I'm not slacking! I need..... I need! (from 'What about Bob').

Hey, I injected as much levity into it as I possibly could- made a rotten animal joke as well as a polyp joke. What more can a person do?

Brian

I liked the polyp joke too. We need more of those sometimes. :D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 25, 2015, 04:31:53 am
Humor, not Polyps.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on March 25, 2015, 04:44:10 am
http://youtu.be/wmKnf7QhuSo (http://youtu.be/wmKnf7QhuSo)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: T Cro ® on March 25, 2015, 05:32:09 am
I'm not clicking that polyp with a 10 foot pole....    :nuts:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on March 25, 2015, 06:01:55 am
Jim asked for more humor.... ::)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 25, 2015, 06:03:34 am
Without polyps...
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on March 25, 2015, 10:14:00 am
Sounds like something you'd ask a waitress....er, I mean server: "Can I have the Greek salad without the pylops?"

Now we're going to need a collective "Ewwwwwwwwwwww"!

Brian

Without polyps...
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on March 27, 2015, 02:41:19 pm
Chinese manufacturing quality control. Which appears to be: set the device down, back away 100 feet, then look back toward the device.... if it is not on fire, it is A-OK!

We remodeled (reconstructed really: new joists / girder / floor, new ceiling (2" out of level), 1 new wall) the kitchen a few years ago and one thing we really struggled over was the under cabinet lights. Tried quite a few types that we just did not care for. Ended up using flexible LED strips, high output type, and used a 'warm' white strip along with a 'cool' white strip for the extra light as well as a fairly neutral color and overall, we were quite happy. They came directly from China, were cheap (in more ways than one) and worked great.... for one day, until the adhesive on the back failed and they drooped (Easy Boys!) all over the counters. No problem, a little carpet tape and all was well.... for several days when a set of three LED's started to blink and flash. Replaced that strip. Then the power supplies started burning up (one P.S. on each strip) and I think I replaced one once and the other twice and that settled down. A couple more failed LEDs, a couple more strips and all was well.... until last night when a group of three LED's are winking and blinking again (on a new strip that never did that before).

The stuff has all the makings of a decent product but they just cannot do the last 5% that makes or breaks the product. The solder joints between the LEDs and the foil are excellent.... mostly, except for here and there where it looks like they stopped the production line for lunch and let it all cool down.

I know what everyone is thinking: Jees Brian, spend a few bucks and buy better lights from the US you cheap Ba$tage! Well, I tried that too and it turns out the very much more expensive strip LEDs that are available from the US are..... the same Chinese ones marked up 10 times. They must try them all, pick out the bad ones from new and ship the rest. They even come with a card with a little box to check off as to why you are sending them back for replacement..... which shows they know very well they are of poor quality.

So here we (the consumer) are, always shopping by price and demanding the lowest cost. Well, I guess we got it because no one else such as Philips, GE, et. al, makes these things because they cannot compete with the price. So by purchasing this cheap garbage, we have apparently driven the quality manufacturers out of the fray and all we are left with is... cheap garbage.

We have met the enemy and he is us.

:-(

Brian
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 27, 2015, 03:13:56 pm
RIP Pirelli...

Since we are talking about things that make me/us crazy and annoyed..    Driving into Dinwiddie county today and I could not believe the number of pickup trucks being driven under the speed limit.  Yes, it was a bit wet outside but it wasn't a monsoon by any stretch.  Going back towards Fredericksburg, the same thing again.  All of these are big pickups with big engines..  Makes me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: rhhall on March 27, 2015, 10:45:58 pm
GO -LIGHTLY

What an understatement!!!! :hitfan:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on March 28, 2015, 07:54:48 am
Driving from LA to Phoenix yesterday the traffic on Interstate 10 between Chirriaco Summit and Phoenix was barbaric.  Knuckleheads don't know the difference between passing and I'm gaining on the truck I see off in the distance . On my motorcycle,  I can pretty handily pick my way through that nonsense. In my Focus, it becomes a serious test of my serenity.

I think it ought to be legal to "give some fender" to the jerks that can mess up traffic for miles.  Common courtesy has gone away on the highway. And the truck drivers that need 4 miles to get past the "slower" truck beside them need to be summarily executed. On the spot.

I honestly don't expect everyone to drive as fast as me but get the hell out of the way if someone wants to go faster than you. And DON'T speed up as you are being passed, only to slow down once I pass you.

Rant over.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 28, 2015, 08:34:37 am
And the truck drivers that need 4 miles to get past the "slower" truck beside them need to be summarily executed. On the spot.

I honestly don't expect everyone to drive as fast as me but get the hell out of the way if someone wants to go faster than you. And DON'T speed up as you are being passed, only to slow down once I pass you.

Rant over.

Interstate 81 in VA is terrible for trucks taking miles and miles to pass each other.  I hate that road.  It makes me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on March 30, 2015, 07:33:27 am
Driving from LA to Phoenix yesterday the traffic on Interstate 10 between Chirriaco Summit and Phoenix was barbaric.  Knuckleheads don't know the difference between passing and I'm gaining on the truck I see off in the distance . On my motorcycle,  I can pretty handily pick my way through that nonsense. In my Focus, it becomes a serious test of my serenity.

I think it ought to be legal to "give some fender" to the jerks that can mess up traffic for miles.  Common courtesy has gone away on the highway. And the truck drivers that need 4 miles to get past the "slower" truck beside them need to be summarily executed. On the spot.

I honestly don't expect everyone to drive as fast as me but get the hell out of the way if someone wants to go faster than you. And DON'T speed up as you are being passed, only to slow down once I pass you.

Rant over.

+2 Elephant races!  >:(
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: stevewfl on March 30, 2015, 07:53:04 am
Always an option on 2 wheels, unlike 4. Lane splitting or using the shoulder Always select the safest option  ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: jettawreck on March 30, 2015, 08:09:40 am
Interstate 81 in VA is terrible for trucks taking miles and miles to pass each other.  I hate that road.  It makes me crazy.

Don't forget "and annoyed".
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 30, 2015, 01:47:50 pm
That too.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rembrant on March 31, 2015, 05:38:01 am
Another thing that makes me crazy and annoyed is stupid customers...LOL.

I work with industrial equipment...sales an service. Living on the coast, in a port city, we of course deal with a lot of marine and offshore applications.

It makes me crazy and annoyed when these vessels and rigs show up that were built somewhere in Asia or the Middle East, with either obscure and unknown brands of equipment, or semi-known names making copies of another well-known manufacturer's equipment.

And the stupid customers think there's supposed to be parts available for this stuff, just sitting on a shelf somewhere in North America, ready to go. If parts are even available, it may take two weeks to even get a quote from Asia...let alone a delivery date. So, we're left dealing with a stupid customer that's freaking out because they cannot get parts....for the very vessel that they had built on the other side of the globe to save money. I'm not talking about "old" equipment either....I'm talking about stuff that's only 5-10 years old.

It's beyond frustrating trying to get some of these people to "understand" the situation they're in.

Oh well, time to go talk a few people down off the ledge...lol.

Rem
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on March 31, 2015, 09:39:49 am
Another thing that makes me crazy and annoyed is stupid customers...LOL.

I work with industrial equipment...sales an service. Living on the coast, in a port city, we of course deal with a lot of marine and offshore applications.

It makes me crazy and annoyed when these vessels and rigs show up that were built somewhere in Asia or the Middle East, with either obscure and unknown brands of equipment, or semi-known names making copies of another well-known manufacturer's equipment.

And the stupid customers think there's supposed to be parts available for this stuff, just sitting on a shelf somewhere in North America, ready to go. If parts are even available, it may take two weeks to even get a quote from Asia...let alone a delivery date. So, we're left dealing with a stupid customer that's freaking out because they cannot get parts....for the very vessel that they had built on the other side of the globe to save money. I'm not talking about "old" equipment either....I'm talking about stuff that's only 5-10 years old.

It's beyond frustrating trying to get some of these people to "understand" the situation they're in.

Oh well, time to go talk a few people down off the ledge...lol.

Rem

Go ahead and push 'em off the ledge, says me.    ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on March 31, 2015, 09:45:56 am
And the crowd chants, "Jump! Jump! Jump!"
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Sgt Mac on March 31, 2015, 10:22:56 am
And the crowd chants, "Jump! Jump! Jump!"


http://youtu.be/IavUg17J2GU (http://youtu.be/IavUg17J2GU)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on March 31, 2015, 10:31:04 am
A flip or a swan dive into a belly flop.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Sgt Mac on March 31, 2015, 12:38:57 pm
A flip or a swan dive into a belly flop.

Sumbudy say "BELLYFLOP"?

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Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 01, 2015, 04:27:53 am
Big rigs that move into another lane without looking in their mirrors.. :battle:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on April 01, 2015, 05:05:26 am
Big rigs that move into another lane without looking in their mirrors.. :battle:

Oh they look alright, they just don't care if there's something other than another big rig there.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: jettawreck on April 01, 2015, 07:50:17 am
Oh they look alright, they just don't care if there's something other than another big rig there.

Exactly!
And they're professionals.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on April 01, 2015, 08:22:20 am
And when you give them room to move over, what ever happened to the  "thank you" flash?

Hell, they dont even give a "clearance flash" to other trucks anymore.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on April 02, 2015, 07:57:15 am
Idiots who can't/won't do their jobs properly.    >:(

I ordered a new steel dually wheel for my RV (it didn't come with a spare tire so I had to order the wheel and a tire). The wheel was ordered through Amazon and came from a Chevy dealer in Phoenix. The wheel came yesterday and it was beat to ****! The moron who 'prepped' it for shipping, via Fed Ex (by far the worst of this two main shipping companies IMO), didn't even bother to put the wheel in a box of any kind, he/she just place the label on the wheel and sent it on it's way.   :o

WTF did the moron think was going to happen to the wheel during shipment? It's scratched to **** but the worst of the damage is a nice gouge on the inside of the wheel right in the area where the tire's bead seats. Yes, this is going to be a spare tire and may never be seen or used (one can hope) but I paid for a new wheel and what I got is not a new wheel.

This makes me crazy and annoyed!

This is what the wheel should look like, notice the nice shipping box. I should have ordered it from E Bay!

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NzY4WDQzMg==/z/aBgAAOSw1vlUtEov/$_12.JPG)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on April 02, 2015, 08:04:56 am
You can't fix stupid.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rembrant on April 02, 2015, 10:07:42 am
Idiots who can't/won't do their jobs properly.    >:(

I ordered a new steel dually wheel for my RV (it didn't come with a spare tire so I had to order the wheel and a tire). The wheel was ordered through Amazon and came from a Chevy dealer in Phoenix. The wheel came yesterday and it was beat to ****! The moron who 'prepped' it for shipping, via Fed Ex (by far the worst of this two main shipping companies IMO), didn't even bother to put the wheel in a box of any kind, he/she just place the label on the wheel and sent it on it's way.   :o

WTF did the moron think was going to happen to the wheel during shipment? It's scratched to **** but the worst of the damage is a nice gouge on the inside of the wheel right in the area where the tire's bead seats. Yes, this is going to be a spare tire and may never be seen or used (one can hope) but I paid for a new wheel and what I got is not a new wheel.

This makes me crazy and annoyed!

This is what the wheel should look like, notice the nice shipping box. I should have ordered it from E Bay!

([url]http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NzY4WDQzMg==/z/aBgAAOSw1vlUtEov/[/url]$_12.JPG)


Several years ago I ordered a set of four aluminum rims from a Toyota dealer in Texas.
They were the Ivan Stewart special edition Tundra rims, and this dealer had a strong presence as an online retailer.
Anyway, the rims were well packaged, but they had obviously been 'touched' up...somebody had tried to repair nicks or marks in the clear coat with what looked like Scotchbrite marks, and or heavy polishing compound marks.

I tried complaining but it was a waste of time. They would do nothing for me and claimed that any 'marks' I was seeing must have happened in customs.

Yes, of course...because a customs agent (USA or Canada) would open up four boxes, and just randomly start polishing imperfections in the finish, right? Ugh.

Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: jettawreck on April 02, 2015, 12:32:23 pm
Idiots who can't/won't do their jobs properly.    >:(

I ordered a new steel dually wheel for my RV (it didn't come with a spare tire so I had to order the wheel and a tire). The wheel was ordered through Amazon and came from a Chevy dealer in Phoenix. The wheel came yesterday and it was beat to ****! The moron who 'prepped' it for shipping, via Fed Ex (by far the worst of this two main shipping companies IMO), didn't even bother to put the wheel in a box of any kind, he/she just place the label on the wheel and sent it on it's way.   :o

WTF did the moron think was going to happen to the wheel during shipment? It's scratched to **** but the worst of the damage is a nice gouge on the inside of the wheel right in the area where the tire's bead seats. Yes, this is going to be a spare tire and may never be seen or used (one can hope) but I paid for a new wheel and what I got is not a new wheel.

This makes me crazy and annoyed!

This is what the wheel should look like, notice the nice shipping box. I should have ordered it from E Bay!

([url]http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NzY4WDQzMg==/z/aBgAAOSw1vlUtEov/[/url]$_12.JPG)



Oh, that's nothing unusual.
Several years ago when I was putting the '01 TDI Jetta together (bought as salvage title, engine was toast) I bought the first engine from a "specialty" supplier of engines and transmissions from Tx. It came strapped to a pallet with old seatbelt belting. Nothing to support it underneath, so the oil pan was unrecognizable and crank full of dirt, one engine mount broken off and the intake manifold broken off. The second one came from somewhere on the eastcoast. About the same deal, except it had a tire under the broken oilpan. A shipment of loose tires (large/heavy ones) in the back of the semi trailer had fallen on it. Valvecover and manifolds also broken.
The third one from the first vendor got to me useable.
It was an interesting series of freight claims and disputed charges to the credit card company.

A couple years ago my son bought a parts snowmobile from a guy in MI. When the truck brought it several days late the driver asked if he would sign for it before he opened the trailer. Since it was so late they had called the shipping company to see where it was. It had been "delayed" due to a snowstorm in MPLS/St Paul and they had to send a different trailer to "transfer" some of the loads. Yep, the trailer had been "delayed" by the snowstorm alright. It had been upside down. With a load of soda vending machines on board. The snowmobile was about a foot high after being under a couple of those.
I deal with freight shipments received at work a couple days a week and often unload them either with our little forklift or depending on the type load, sometimes by hand. It is always "interesting" to see how some of this stuff is loaded and "secured", depending on the carrier and/or driver. 
Many a professional idiot.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on April 02, 2015, 01:04:11 pm
I guess this story explains your screen name. Welcome to the forum if I haven't already done so.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: jettawreck on April 02, 2015, 03:45:31 pm
I guess this story explains your screen name. Welcome to the forum if I haven't already done so.

Thanks!
Yes, pretty much. The TDI forum was the first I joined years ago and I've just always used the same screen name for all the interests I follow.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on April 03, 2015, 04:48:46 am
Several years ago I ordered a set of four aluminum rims from a Toyota dealer in Texas.
They were the Ivan Stewart special edition Tundra rims, and this dealer had a strong presence as an online retailer.
Anyway, the rims were well packaged, but they had obviously been 'touched' up...somebody had tried to repair nicks or marks in the clear coat with what looked like Scotchbrite marks, and or heavy polishing compound marks.

I tried complaining but it was a waste of time. They would do nothing for me and claimed that any 'marks' I was seeing must have happened in customs.

Yes, of course...because a customs agent (USA or Canada) would open up four boxes, and just randomly start polishing imperfections in the finish, right? Ugh.

Maybe my wheel was damaged before shipment and the dumbass who prepped it for shipping decided that the wheel didn't need to be boxed up since it was already buggered eh?

I took the wheel and tire in yesterday to have the tire mounted and balanced. The tire tech ground and 'polished' the gouge out of the wheel and said it would be fine. The seller has agreed to give me a discount. I'm asking for 25%, we'll see.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on April 03, 2015, 04:49:59 am

Oh, that's nothing unusual.
Several years ago when I was putting the '01 TDI Jetta together (bought as salvage title, engine was toast) I bought the first engine from a "specialty" supplier of engines and transmissions from Tx. It came strapped to a pallet with old seatbelt belting. Nothing to support it underneath, so the oil pan was unrecognizable and crank full of dirt, one engine mount broken off and the intake manifold broken off. The second one came from somewhere on the eastcoast. About the same deal, except it had a tire under the broken oilpan. A shipment of loose tires (large/heavy ones) in the back of the semi trailer had fallen on it. Valvecover and manifolds also broken.
The third one from the first vendor got to me useable.
It was an interesting series of freight claims and disputed charges to the credit card company.

A couple years ago my son bought a parts snowmobile from a guy in MI. When the truck brought it several days late the driver asked if he would sign for it before he opened the trailer. Since it was so late they had called the shipping company to see where it was. It had been "delayed" due to a snowstorm in MPLS/St Paul and they had to send a different trailer to "transfer" some of the loads. Yep, the trailer had been "delayed" by the snowstorm alright. It had been upside down. With a load of soda vending machines on board. The snowmobile was about a foot high after being under a couple of those.
I deal with freight shipments received at work a couple days a week and often unload them either with our little forklift or depending on the type load, sometimes by hand. It is always "interesting" to see how some of this stuff is loaded and "secured", depending on the carrier and/or driver. 
Many a professional idiot.

 :yikes:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rembrant on April 03, 2015, 05:20:51 am
I deal with freight shipments received at work a couple days a week and often unload them either with our little forklift or depending on the type load, sometimes by hand. It is always "interesting" to see how some of this stuff is loaded and "secured", depending on the carrier and/or driver. 
Many a professional idiot.

Back in 2007, I drove from Denver back to the east coast, and I did almost all of I-80 in a snow storm that was also moving east...roads were very slippery...ice covered, black ice, you name it...it was pretty nasty. Having been born and raised in Canada, I was pretty used to it. Across Nebraska and Iowa, I counted well over 100 semi trucks off the roads...it was surreal to see...there were groups of them...2, 3, 4, 5...whatever, laying on their sides, in ditches, upside down...wrecked, smashed etc. I couldn't imagine how much freight was at the very least delayed, and at the very worst, ruined.

I recognize your screen name from TDIclub. I only visit the Mk4 page, but I do see you on there as well. (Trying to get my ALH all finished up between today and tomorrow...I have to drive to Boston next week and I'll really like to take the TDI on a shake-down run...lol).

Rem

Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: jettawreck on April 03, 2015, 08:31:00 am
Back in 2007, I drove from Denver back to the east coast, and I did almost all of I-80 in a snow storm that was also moving east...roads were very slippery...ice covered, black ice, you name it...it was pretty nasty. Having been born and raised in Canada, I was pretty used to it. Across Nebraska and Iowa, I counted well over 100 semi trucks off the roads...it was surreal to see...there were groups of them...2, 3, 4, 5...whatever, laying on their sides, in ditches, upside down...wrecked, smashed etc. I couldn't imagine how much freight was at the very least delayed, and at the very worst, ruined.

I recognize your screen name from TDIclub. I only visit the Mk4 page, but I do see you on there as well. (Trying to get my ALH all finished up between today and tomorrow...I have to drive to Boston next week and I'll really like to take the TDI on a shake-down run...lol).

Rem

Hi!
Yeah, I see stuff like that on the news. Like Lemmings following each other into the ditch or median. Hey, maybe its slippery!! Slow down!! People that live up here and don't know how to drive in winter really make me crazy and annoyed. (just to stay on topic)
What's been up with your TDI?? I have a genuine Ross Tech VCDS cable if you need to borrow one for some diagnostics or "customizing".
The ALH TDI in the MklV are the only ones I've owned (and probably will, since I will never be able to afford a newer one). After the 2003 got rear ended last fall I bought a couple (actually four total) 1.8T MklV's. The '03 Jetta wagon I'm using now for the daily driver/commuter and a real nice $600 2003 Jetta Sedan with a broken TB will be the recipient of the wrecked TDI engine/transaxle at some point, hopefully this summer. It will be a real project when it comes into getting the ECU and immobilizer issues sorted out.
The original "jettawreck" (Silver One-2001 salvage project) has been idled mostly due to excess available vehicles and it developed and severely cracked windshield and rear spring for no real reason. Time to get the diesels back on the road. Oddly enough, regular gas and diesel  prices are very close to equal here right now.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: MrPepsi on April 03, 2015, 09:15:53 am
Don't we have enough Jetta threads already? ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: sherob on April 03, 2015, 09:36:09 am
Don't we have enough Jetta threads already? ;)


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Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rembrant on April 03, 2015, 09:40:42 am

What's been up with your TDI?? I have a genuine Ross Tech VCDS cable if you need to borrow one for some diagnostics or "customizing".
The ALH TDI in the MklV are the only ones I've owned (and probably will, since I will never be able to afford a newer one). After the 2003 got rear ended last fall I bought a couple (actually four total) 1.8T MklV's. The '03 Jetta wagon I'm using now for the daily driver/commuter and a real nice $600 2003 Jetta Sedan with a broken TB will be the recipient of the wrecked TDI engine/transaxle at some point, hopefully this summer. It will be a real project when it comes into getting the ECU and immobilizer issues sorted out.
The original "jettawreck" (Silver One-2001 salvage project) has been idled mostly due to excess available vehicles and it developed and severely cracked windshield and rear spring for no real reason. Time to get the diesels back on the road. Oddly enough, regular gas and diesel  prices are very close to equal here right now.

I've had a couple ALH cars, but the current project is a one-owner 03 Golf diesel I picked up a couple months ago. Car only has 168k miles on it, but had the usual issues...no power...intake plugged almost solid, timing out of range (retarded), check engine light on for glow plugs, VNT stuck, and fuel filter 10 years old with 140k miles on it...LOL. However, there were enough good points I decided it was worth the trouble. Four new Michelin summer tires on rims, and four new Michelin winters on rims. New exhaust down pipe, new struts, and no rust to speak of. Anyway, I just fired her up 30 mins ago and she's runnin' like a champ. Timing set properly, new MAF, new turbo, new vacuum lines, new filters, and a shiny clean intake. Glow plugs and harness will be next...then timing belt. Every one of my knuckles is bleeding...lol.

Up until this week, diesel has been anywhere between 10% and 20% more than regular gas. They are currently almost the same...within a few pennies per gallon. Today, just about $4 Canadian per US gallon...converted, I guess that would be around $3.25 US/gallon.

What makes me crazy and annoyed? So-called "German Engineering"...LOL. Buggers...some days I could beat them with a tire iron...lol.
However, getting 60mpg doesn't annoy me.

You know what else makes me crazy and annoyed? People that don't maintain their stuff...lol. And I'm not referring to running around and fixing every little squeak and "clunk". I mean people that don't change their timing belts. I just talked to a guy yesterday with an 09 gas VW...timing belt snapped while just leaving town for March break with the kids. I had just told him a few months ago that he really needed to have the belt changed. I guess he didn't. He gave the car to the dealer for $800 and bought another one.

As the world turns;)

Rem :o
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: jettawreck on April 03, 2015, 09:48:13 am
German engineering.
They do those things because they can. Not because they should.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: jettawreck on April 03, 2015, 09:52:42 am
Don't we have enough Jetta threads already? ;)

So, that's what makes you crazy and annoyed??
I understand. 'Course it wasn't a "Jetta  thread". More of a TDI "post".
Won't happen again. Maybe, but it's tough for us TDI guys when the car gets better mpg than the bike.
 
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 03, 2015, 10:27:52 am
Tough for us Prius guys as well, although there really isn't any fun factor in that vehicle.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: voileauciel on April 03, 2015, 12:23:52 pm
Tough for us Prius guys as well, although there really isn't any fun factor in that vehicle.

I asked a gentleman once how he liked his, and he said "It's an excellent transportation appliance."
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: jettawreck on April 03, 2015, 01:19:13 pm
Tough for us Prius guys as well, although there really isn't any fun factor in that vehicle.

I really don't own any four wheeled vehicles that have much "fun" factor either.
Most everything with tires that I have are transportation devices. Even the Polaris Sportsman ATV is mostly utility duty and carries a snowplow most of the time. Some vehicles are just better at it than others, depending on the task.
Although I have to admit, I would never get too excited about, or concerned with, figuring out how to do an engine swap in a Prius.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 03, 2015, 01:48:55 pm
I asked a gentleman once how he liked his, and he said "It's an excellent transportation appliance."

You know, that's exactly what it is.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on April 03, 2015, 08:28:29 pm
4 wheels move the body,
2 wheels move the soul
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on April 04, 2015, 06:10:30 am
4 wheels (and a battery)  move the body,
2 wheels move the soul

fixed it for Jim
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 04, 2015, 07:00:02 am
And it's a very large battery indeed.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Strawboss on April 04, 2015, 07:44:50 am
Fed Ex and UPS delivery drivers, I know they are really busy and can spend only so much time at each house, but every single time I get a delivery, I hear the knock, I look, by the time I run, get my shoes, run to the door, leap off the back porch, run around the house, I'm tearing down the driveway yelling at the guy to stop, sometimes I get him right before he closes the door of the truck, many times not and I'm standing at the side of the road waving frantically for him to stop. This happens even when I see the truck stop and before he gets to the door, I usually don't even get to tie my shoes, I usually run out the door with no shoes on to catch him. And, on every single order I have made, on the order form where they ask for any special instructions, I always type in, "please place package on back porch at rear of house". Simple huh? Nope. Its a matter of walking 15 extra feet.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on April 04, 2015, 07:50:04 am
Your driver sucks. I couldn't ask for better customer than I get from my driver.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Strawboss on April 04, 2015, 09:15:12 am
I'm expecting a 26lb package today, I know that guy ain't gonna park, pick up the box, walk the 70 feet to my door, knock, wait, post a note, then walk back to the truck. What he's gonna do is run up to the house, knock lightly as he's running past the door to the truck, jump in and drive off like a bat outta hell.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: AlbertaDoug on April 04, 2015, 03:42:08 pm
5 litres S4-R
1 filter
Set of pads (HH) for the front
25 pack of bolts and nuts
And 3 drain plug gaskets

$296.45

Then they want $520.00 + and tax for a new set of PR4GT's plus install.
Then insurance and registration.

Stealerships. And they wonder why more people are buying on line.

Have to put the blinders on to ride in our short season. 
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on April 04, 2015, 04:00:22 pm

Then they want $520.00 + and tax for a new set of PR4GT's plus install.


Ouch! How much would that be in US dollars?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: AlbertaDoug on April 04, 2015, 08:45:46 pm
Ouch! How much would that be in US dollars?


$416.00 US


http://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/ (http://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on April 04, 2015, 10:10:40 pm
Thats not bad. I paid $450 and I pulled the wheels myself
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: AlbertaDoug on April 04, 2015, 10:27:38 pm
Thats not bad. I paid $450 and I pulled the wheels myself

Good to know thanks Deziner. :chugbeer:
How many clicks you have on yours?

Sitting at 8500kms (5281mi) on mine. Going to measure the wear tomorrow, hoping to get at least another 4000km out of them with any luck.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on April 04, 2015, 10:30:29 pm
Mine are brand new. Next weekend will be nearly 1000 miles if all goes well.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: AlbertaDoug on April 04, 2015, 10:36:20 pm
 :finger_fing11:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on April 06, 2015, 06:47:14 am
Don't we have enough Jetta threads already? ;)


There's only one TDI thread, I guess that's enough though eh?

http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=5548.msg232824#msg232824 (http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=5548.msg232824#msg232824)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Charlie747 on April 08, 2015, 04:46:13 pm
No Beer   :yikes:  :banghead:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: jettawreck on April 08, 2015, 06:09:39 pm
No Beer   :yikes:  :banghead:

That's not annoying. That's inexcusable!!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on April 09, 2015, 06:44:07 am
No Beer   :yikes:  :banghead:

How is that even possible?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: sherob on April 09, 2015, 03:09:27 pm
No Beer   :yikes:  :banghead:

I think that violates some UN treaty... may even violate some UK rule.  :nuts:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 10, 2015, 10:18:38 am
People that move things either at home or elsewhere without letting me know about it.  Couldn't find the  :censored: sugar or potato chips for lunch.  Finally found the sugar.  Someone put it in a cabinet.  Never did find the chips.  The sad thing is that I'm probably the one that moved the sugar and didn't remember doing it.  Still pisses me off, though.  Food Lion across the street decided to move everything around after being like it was for over 10 years.  I still can't find  :censored: there.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: sherob on April 10, 2015, 10:22:46 am
King Soopers (Krogers here) remodeled their store... after I've been going there for 8 years... don't know where anything is now!  Luckily, they just opened a brand new Signature Store right by my house... I don't have to visit the old place anymore... just have to learn the new store now.  :)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 10, 2015, 01:59:43 pm
Old Spice Sweat Defense Fresh Scent - bought two of them, went to use one and the scent was different (in that I hated it).  They also changed the top from clear to red and it goes on slimier.  Did a little sniffing around and found others hating it as well.  I hate it when a  :censored: corporation changes something in a product and doesn't tell you about it.  Nothing on it says that they've changed the scent.  It's not Fresh any more it's something  :censored: else!    :censored: ing bas :censored: s!

So, no Old Spice products for me anymore.  They can go take a flying  :censored: ing leap!  I'm so pissed...and annoyed.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Cold Streak on April 10, 2015, 02:37:53 pm
In a similar way, when I have a phone app which I really like, then they send an "upgrade" which ruins it in some way such that I have to go find a new one that is similar to the old one.  Usually they ask you some question on the screen which only has one answer box, "OK".   :censored:'s
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: rhhall on April 11, 2015, 02:03:37 am
"Hai Karate" cologne
(telling my age here)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Sgt Mac on April 11, 2015, 02:28:01 am
Traffic

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz260/SgtMac/IMG_0041_zpsfjqkroky.jpg)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on April 11, 2015, 05:32:53 am
Traffic

That looks like a first class clusterf##k.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on April 11, 2015, 06:27:49 am
Old Spice Sweat Defense Fresh Scent - bought two of them, went to use one and the scent was different (in that I hated it).  They also changed the top from clear to red and it goes on slimier.  Did a little sniffing around and found others hating it as well.  I hate it when a  :censored: corporation changes something in a product and doesn't tell you about it.  Nothing on it says that they've changed the scent.  It's not Fresh any more it's something  :censored: else!    :censored: ing bas :censored: s!

So, no Old Spice products for me anymore.  They can go take a flying  :censored: ing leap!  I'm so pissed...and annoyed.

I've been using Old Spice deodorant for YEARS. My fav scent is the original 'Classic' scent. I bought a two pack a few months ago and while it still smells great it doesn't keep me from getting stinky. WTF, it always worked before? I e-mailed Old Spice and asked them what's up with the new formula? They told me that nothing is up and that it's the same as it's always been. I told them no way and they offered to send me a coupon for a free two pack of another scent. They did and I got the same scent but in high endurance. I'm no longer stinky.   
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 11, 2015, 06:27:58 am
NCIS - I really like this show but all their outside shots are of California.  Why can't they film in the Mid-Atlantic?  NCIS New Orleans films in New Orleans.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 11, 2015, 06:29:13 am
I've been using Old Spice deodorant for YEARS. My fav scent is the original 'Classic' scent. I bought a two pack a few months ago and while it still smells great it doesn't keep me from getting stinky. WTF, it always worked before? I e-mailed Old Spice and asked them what's up with the new formula? They told me that nothing is up and that it's the same as it's always been. I told them no way and they offered to send me a coupon for a free two pack of another scent. They did and I got the same scent but in high endurance. I'm no longer stinky.

I think that they are tweaking more than that.  They can take their coupons and stick em where the sun don't shine.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Sgt Mac on April 11, 2015, 07:26:39 am
That looks like a first class clusterf##k.

Paris, just east of the tower. A horrible intersection with a set of lights outside the traffic circle, a set inside and yield markings throughout. Protests against austerity measures snarled traffic and we sat in that spot for almost an hour.


48.862362, 2.301796
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on April 11, 2015, 08:03:24 am
Paris, just east of the tower. A horrible intersection with a set of lights outside the traffic circle, a set inside and yield markings throughout. Protests against austerity measures snarled traffic and we sat in that spot for almost an hour.


48.862362, 2.301796

Thanks for the coordinates! Ain't technology grand?    :)


https://www.google.com/maps/place/Quai+Branly,+75007+Paris,+France/@48.862431,2.301764,3a,75y,82.3h,90t/data= (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Quai+Branly,+75007+Paris,+France/@48.862431,2.301764,3a,75y,82.3h,90t/data=)!3m4!1e1!3m2!1seq6ImOtR0RGJt_H_Hh-jhA!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x47e66fdddeb412b1:0x6f327ab2afb4cf8!6m1!1e1
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: sherob on April 11, 2015, 01:03:23 pm
Arm & Hammer Ultra Maxx Cool Blast... it's da schizz!  :thumbs:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 11, 2015, 01:12:19 pm
Is that a drink?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on April 11, 2015, 03:25:04 pm
laxative?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 11, 2015, 08:20:19 pm
seems so...at least from the description.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on April 12, 2015, 06:32:19 am
laxative?

seems so...at least from the description.

Prolly not good to have 'blast' in the name of any laxative.    :hitfan:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on April 15, 2015, 07:57:34 am
Why in the  :censored: do I have to enter the year, make and model of a vehicle when I'm looking for a universal fit item for a vehicle. I need a piece of 7/16 hose for a 1951 Hyster forklift, ok, AutoZone? Wtf
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: stevewfl on April 15, 2015, 08:02:15 am
Why in the  :censored: do I have to enter the year, make and model of a vehicle when I'm looking for a universal fit item for a vehicle. I need a piece of 7/16 hose for a 1951 Hyster forklift, ok, AutoZone? Wtf


In the old days, parts men were parts experts. Now they are zombies that push buttons.  7/16 hose is beyond their scope of knowledge.

These are the same zombies here today blocking folks from going to work:

http://7online.com/news/demonstrators-marching-in-manhattan-to-protest-police-violence/658999/ (http://7online.com/news/demonstrators-marching-in-manhattan-to-protest-police-violence/658999/)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: stevewfl on April 15, 2015, 08:04:04 am
Here is a better pic of these clowns, the real one the media won;t post  ;D

(http://www.thedailysheeple.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/zombies.jpg)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on April 15, 2015, 08:08:44 am
Speaking of having to enter useless info while filling out forms online.

Why does one have to enter the city and state along with the zip code? Can't they get the other info just from the zip?  ???
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on April 15, 2015, 08:25:57 am
Oh, oh, wait! I call the part store and the guy says, "can you use 3/8 or 1/2?"  If I wanted 3/8 or 1/2, that's what I would have asked for! If I needed a 7/16 bolt would they ask if I wanted a 3/8 or 1/2 bolt?  :doh: :battle:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 15, 2015, 08:44:58 am
Corporate vpn's that don't work!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: voileauciel on April 15, 2015, 11:05:12 am
Corporate vpn's that don't work!

Oh boy. I semi-manage a group of helpdesk employees who are literally paid more than I am to sit and argue with me over the best way to diagnose and troubleshoot corporate end-user issues.

There's a reason I'm going bald, and what hair left is already turning grey...
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: ManWorkinghere on April 15, 2015, 11:37:29 am
Speaking of having to enter useless info while filling out forms online.

Why does one have to enter the city and state along with the zip code? Can't they get the other info just from the zip?  ???

+1
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: stevewfl on April 15, 2015, 03:41:43 pm
Corporate vpn's that don't work!

+1 !!!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Cold Streak on April 16, 2015, 07:24:08 am
Quote
Speaking of having to enter useless info while filling out forms online.

Why does one have to enter the city and state along with the zip code? Can't they get the other info just from the zip?

This goes for snail mail too.  What help is the city and state if you have the zip?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 16, 2015, 09:39:24 am
People that try to merge into your space on the highway and give you dirty looks after you honk the horn to let them know you are there.  Makes me want to mount that 50 calibre I have lying on the shelf.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on April 17, 2015, 04:46:34 am
People that try to merge into your space on the highway and give you dirty looks after you honk the horn to let them know you are there.  Makes me want to mount that 50 calibre I have lying on the shelf.

Is that the same shelf in your garage that has your canyon cages on it?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 17, 2015, 05:19:22 am
Could be.  That shelf is getting crowded.  I've had to add more shelves.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Sgt Mac on April 19, 2015, 12:36:26 am
As background, I'm 38 and have been in service 20 years, married for 17 to the same woman with 2 kids. I don't drink regularly but I do enjoy an adult beverage now and again. I've been drunk maybe once in the past year, 3 or 4 times in the past decade. Always have a plan and never touch a drop outside my home or without knowing some I trust implicitly is there as my wingman.

Because a couple of dumb-asses stationed 4 hours from me got DUIs, our Wing is going to go on General Order 1, NO ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on April 19, 2015, 06:03:41 am
Sounds like the decision makers have has much sense as the dumbass DUIs.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 19, 2015, 07:25:16 am
Prohibition failed some time back....with disastrous consequences...  I agree with Gary...punishing the entire Wing does not make any sense.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on April 20, 2015, 08:07:40 am
As background, I'm 38 and have been in service 20 years, married for 17 to the same woman with 2 kids. I don't drink regularly but I do enjoy an adult beverage now and again. I've been drunk maybe once in the past year, 3 or 4 times in the past decade. Always have a plan and never touch a drop outside my home or without knowing some I trust implicitly is there as my wingman.

Because a couple of dumb-asses stationed 4 hours from me got DUIs, our Wing is going to go on General Order 1, NO ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION.

For ever? You get assigned to that wing you have to give up beer for the duration? Your out with the wife for dinner you can't have a glass of wine or a beer?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: sherob on April 20, 2015, 09:23:42 am
I would tell them you don't ride a Wing, you ride a C14.  :o
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Sgt Mac on April 20, 2015, 11:13:06 am
For ever? You get assigned to that wing you have to give up beer for the duration? Your out with the wife for dinner you can't have a glass of wine or a beer?

We don't know how long yet, hopefully no longer than a month or so. If they go with a 90 day thing it'll run through July 4th, which will not be cool.

No beer or wine at dinner, no exceptions. Sorry for your luck.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on April 21, 2015, 12:30:41 pm
I would probably have to contact a JAG lawyer. I don't believe that is a lawful order.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Sgt Mac on April 21, 2015, 01:49:00 pm
I would probably have to contact a JAG lawyer. I don't believe that is a lawful order.

Its lawful, just sucks.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on April 21, 2015, 11:01:26 pm
And tonight, I ran out of brandy :-(   All out of cheap Scotch too so I am making do with Dimple Pinch. Almost forgot how much I like the stuff, and the best part is it does not need to be cut with water and ice to hide the nasty undertones. Nice stuff....

Sorry, not trying to rub anyone's nose in 'it'.

Brian

Its lawful, just sucks.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 22, 2015, 04:16:07 am
A little over a month ago, I suffered from an extreme bout of stomach flu.  Coincidentally, I also had a martini that night.  I still can't look at a Vodka bottle.  I am however easing back into drinking again with beer.  I just have no urge to drink anything stronger than beer these days.  This makes me crazy and annoyed.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on April 22, 2015, 04:40:39 am
A little over a month ago, I suffered from an extreme bout of stomach flu.  Coincidentally, I also had a martini that night.  I still can't look at a Vodka bottle.  I am however easing back into drinking again with beer.  I just have no urge to drink anything stronger than beer these days.  This makes me crazy and annoyed.

That IS a strange coincidence indeed! 
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 22, 2015, 04:58:40 am
Pisses me off, it does.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on April 22, 2015, 07:48:03 am
I try to eat right as I don't want to pack on the pounds like I've done before. As far as I'm concerned,  creme filled donuts are the perfect breakfast food and chocolate cake is one of the 4 main food groups.

The grocery store near my house is set up so you have to walk thru the bakery department to get to the dairy products.  >:(   Thats like having to walk thru the Playboy mansion to get to my wife! The struggle is real!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: jettawreck on April 22, 2015, 09:51:22 am
A little over a month ago, I suffered from an extreme bout of stomach flu.  Coincidentally, I also had a martini that night.  I still can't look at a Vodka bottle.  I am however easing back into drinking again with beer.  I just have no urge to drink anything stronger than beer these days.  This makes me crazy and annoyed.

That is annoying.
It takes a lot more volume of beer to get the same effect as a good distilled beverage.
Although beer must be natures perfect food because I have known many to survive on a diet of nothing else. 
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Sgt Mac on April 22, 2015, 02:04:33 pm
And tonight, I ran out of brandy :-(   All out of cheap Scotch too so I am making do with Dimple Pinch. Almost forgot how much I like the stuff, and the best part is it does not need to be cut with water and ice to hide the nasty undertones. Nice stuff....

Sorry, not trying to rub anyone's nose in 'it'.

Brian

No worries, I took a couple days of leave. I'm in Rome to run a Spartan race on Saturday so I have yet to receive any 'official' word.  ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Sgt Mac on April 22, 2015, 02:06:31 pm
A little over a month ago, I suffered from an extreme bout of stomach flu.  Coincidentally, I also had a martini that night.  I still can't look at a Vodka bottle.  I am however easing back into drinking again with beer.  I just have no urge to drink anything stronger than beer these days.  This makes me crazy and annoyed.

I drank a bit too much tequila one night almost 20 years ago, still can stand the sight of a bottle of the stuff, much less the taste.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 22, 2015, 02:18:13 pm
I have that problem with Gin.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on April 23, 2015, 04:38:27 am
I have that problem with Gin.

You keep running out?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 23, 2015, 05:00:19 am
Can't stand the smell of it..  Drank a lot in HS and with my future father-in-law after work. 
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 27, 2015, 04:43:08 am
Went to the shelf and picked off a Sony auto radio to install in my Rav.  I think I bought it in late 2012.  Anyway, it went fairly well, had to remove it once because of a faulty connection to the right front speaker.  Audio works well.  It has bluetooth so I was quite excited to pair it to my Galaxy S5......it didn't.. >:( .  Went through all kinds of gyrations and no luck.  It will pair to my wife's S4, though.  I'm thinking it's the OS on the phone as there have been quite a few issues with bluetooth and that OS (5.0).  My wife's phone is 4.4.4.  I can either regress it back to a lower level of OS or wait for 5.1 to come out sometime this year I'm hoping.  Some say 5.1 fixes some bluetooth issues.  If that doesn't work I may replace it with something more current and has HD capability.  I can play my music on the phone as there is a jack on the front I can connect to.

Update:  The bug in the sw was me.  I didn't look beyond the first screen, the radio was showing up on the second page.  :doh:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: jettawreck on May 06, 2015, 10:43:56 am
What makes me crazy and annoyed..
People that drive their cars/trucks in a light drizzle (or less) with the w/s wipers on high speed.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Cold Streak on May 06, 2015, 12:25:26 pm
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People that drive their cars/trucks in a light drizzle (or less) with the w/s wipers on high speed.

And their headlights off.   :(
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: jettawreck on May 06, 2015, 12:51:46 pm
And their headlights off.   :(

Apparently they can only find one switch at a time while they are talking/texting on the phone.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: stevewfl on May 09, 2015, 05:02:25 pm
What makes me crazy and annoyed..
People that drive their cars/trucks in a light drizzle (or less) with the w/s wipers on high speed.

+1, and headlights off!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: stevewfl on May 11, 2015, 06:16:20 am
bicyclists in the road make me crazy.  they claim the own it plus get free frisbees  ;D

http://time.com/money/3852303/bike-to-work-week-freebies-tips/ (http://time.com/money/3852303/bike-to-work-week-freebies-tips/)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on May 11, 2015, 07:14:14 am
I'm all for sharing the road, but bicyclists who want to ignore Sir Isaac Newton make me crazy and annoyed. All the time I see them on roads with 55 mph or faster speed limits riding 2 or 3 abreast and ignoring the shoulder. Come around a corner or cresting a hill and the road is completely blocked and traffic coming the other way. WTF do they think is going to happen?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: stevewfl on May 11, 2015, 07:45:30 am
I'm all for sharing the road, but bicyclists who want to ignore Sir Isaac Newton make me crazy and annoyed. All the time I see them on roads with 55 mph or faster speed limits riding 2 or 3 abreast and ignoring the shoulder. Come around a corner or cresting a hill and the road is completely blocked and traffic coming the other way. WTF do they think is going to happen?


It ain't gonna be good (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/avatars/lol8.gif)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on May 11, 2015, 07:50:06 am
When they have to pay registration and insurance like I do AND are subject to traffic fines like I am, I'll share.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on May 11, 2015, 01:31:47 pm
bicyclists in the road make me crazy.  they claim the own it plus get free frisbees  ;D

[url]http://time.com/money/3852303/bike-to-work-week-freebies-tips/[/url] ([url]http://time.com/money/3852303/bike-to-work-week-freebies-tips/[/url])


This is sad...

"data cited recently by FiveThirtyEight pointed out that 51% of Americans say they never ride bikes, and 6% don’t even know how to ride bikes. Folks in the Northeast are particularly likely to be clueless on bikes—sadly, 12% say they don’t know how to ride, compared with just 3% in Midwest."

I can't imagine not knowing how to ride a bike or knowing how and never doing it.   :o

Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 11, 2015, 07:28:53 pm
I ride a bike.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: tweeter55 on May 11, 2015, 07:32:34 pm
I ride a bike.
Then I suggest you stay out of Deziner's way.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on May 11, 2015, 07:44:44 pm
Then I suggest you stay out of Deziner's way.

 :rotflmao:

Most bicyclists get really animated when you brush them with a fender.  ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: jettawreck on May 11, 2015, 08:28:26 pm
A few years ago while going thru one of the local round a bouts a group of three or four cyclists (all outfitted in the latest/tightest cyclist fashions) "merged" in on me except one who was trailing the pack by a couple lengths. He about ran into the rear quarter of the Jetta and placed his left hand on the trunk and held on to catch up. I didn't really care much for the deal, so dropped down a gear and romped on the go pedal. It had been a while since the TDI had been wound out, so the ensuing cloud of diesel smoke was substantial. Last seen, the cyclist had not caught up with his buddies, pulled over to the side of the street to clear his lungs, and had released his hold on the rear of my car quickly.

Typically, I don't have any issue with cyclists, but many disregard any/all traffic laws, run stop signs with abandon, and ride on the wrong side of the road knowing full well if you hit them, it WILL be the drivers fault.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 12, 2015, 04:03:33 am
Then I suggest you stay out of Deziner's way.

I don't think I'll have any problems staying out of someone's way with my bike.  It has an engine and I know how to use it. ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: stevewfl on May 12, 2015, 05:32:30 am
I don't think I'll have any problems staying out of someone's way with my bike.  It has an engine and I know how to use it. ;)


+1... and most stay behind us (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/icon10.gif)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Charlie747 on May 20, 2015, 02:06:53 am
What makes me crazy and annoyed............................................

 1. Product end users  :banghead:

 2. Postings in the wrong section  :rotflmao:

Enjoy (old one I know................but hey life is for laughing with)

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10154767807170001 (https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10154767807170001)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 20, 2015, 05:45:50 am
End users, the bane of our existence..   Course without them, where would we be?

I hate it when you update Java and other products that they helpfully include other products as well.  They even check the boxes for you.  How Fn helpful.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: sherob on May 20, 2015, 01:23:48 pm
End users, the bane of our existence..   Course without them, where would we be?

I hate it when you update Java and other products that they helpfully include other products as well.  They even check the boxes for you.  How Fn helpful.

I love it when they update Java, then some of their apps fail.   ;D  Who said you could update Java?  8)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on May 20, 2015, 01:56:13 pm
...is how a 50 lb bag of dog food turns into 100 lbs of crap in the yard...
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 20, 2015, 02:28:51 pm
 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Charlie747 on May 21, 2015, 02:25:25 am
...is how a 50 lb bag of dog food turns into 100 lbs of crap in the yard...

LMFAO.................. :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: LessPaul on May 21, 2015, 01:47:47 pm
You must own a Shitztoo.

Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 21, 2015, 02:48:42 pm
You must own a Shitztooallthetime.

FIFY
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: sherob on May 21, 2015, 04:43:22 pm
You must own a Shitztoo.

Yeah... a Spitz is much easier to cleanup after. 
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 24, 2015, 10:12:59 pm
And puzzled...   I was on my 3rd beer whilst grilling chicken and sausages for the family get together this past Sunday afternoon and had just sat down and was resting my beer glass, nearly totally full I might add, on my leg when I heard a 'tink' sound. This was then followed by my beer coating my lap and lower shirt with said precious beer.  To say that I was astounded at this, would be an understatement.  Of course I felt like crying over my spilled beer but I had to appear strong for the family even though they thought this hilarious.  I didn't.   The entire bottom of the glass broke off!  I could understand if the glass was totally cold and I poured something very hot in it, but this glass for no reason I could see, just decided to break.  A puzzler indeed.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on May 25, 2015, 06:48:41 am
Wow! I've never heard of anyone wearing out a beer mug before. I've tried, so have many others, but to no avail. Good job Jim!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on June 01, 2015, 12:07:39 pm
My condolences Jim. I morn the loss of your beer.  :'(
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 01, 2015, 01:25:23 pm
It still affects me greatly. :'(
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Charlie747 on June 01, 2015, 03:43:52 pm
Wow! I've never heard of anyone wearing out a beer mug before. I've tried, so have many others, but to no avail. Good job Jim!
My condolences Jim. I morn the loss of your beer.  :'(

It still affects me greatly. :'(

 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :chugbeer: :chugbeer: :chugbeer:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on June 01, 2015, 04:14:14 pm
Jim, have you stopped to think that you may have pushed that mug to the point of self destruction? When was the last time it had a weekend off. Or even a day. I think it may have just snapped and took the beer with it. What other choice did it have? It couldn't take the bike for a ride when it got stressed out. Or relax by the pool, or watch tv. Not without being worked to death. Bad Jim. No donut.

In the future I would suggest rotating mugs to avoid another unfortunate incident.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 01, 2015, 08:25:12 pm
You're probably right, I have one more, but I never rotated them.  I think I know what caused it, though.  It was a Devil's Backbone logo glass and I was drinking Blue Moon in it.  It probably broke out of the pure horror of the situation.

Charlie... :)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on June 01, 2015, 08:54:07 pm
May it rest in peace...  :'(
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Post by: gPink on June 02, 2015, 03:14:23 am
You're probably right, I have one more, but I never rotated them.  I think I know what caused it, though.  It was a Devil's Backbone logo glass and I was drinking Blue Moon in it.  It probably broke out of the pure horror of the situation.

Charlie... :)
:yikes: are you drinking beer with fruit in it?  :1DeadBanana
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Post by: Charlie747 on June 02, 2015, 03:28:49 am
:yikes: are you drinking beer with fruit in it?  :1DeadBanana

https://goodfoodgoodbeer.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/banana-bread-bottle-and-glass.jpg

 :hail: :chugbeer: :hail:

No saturated fats and could possibly count as one of your five a day fruit & veg  :rotflmao:
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Post by: VirginiaJim on June 02, 2015, 04:04:34 am
May it rest in peace pieces...  :'(

FIFY

:yikes: are you drinking beer with fruit in it?  :1DeadBanana

Yeah.  Corona has a lime (tastes like crap without it).  Hey, I'm getting my vitamin C aren't I?  It's a healthy beer.
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Post by: Cold Streak on June 02, 2015, 07:54:14 am
Quote
Corona has a lime (tastes like crap without it). 

MmmHmm.  And what does it taste like with it?    :stirpot:

I have to admit to drinking Blue Moon with an orange occasionally when my friends aren't looking.  Otherwise IPA daily.
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Post by: VirginiaJim on June 02, 2015, 08:13:50 am
Can't stand an IPA... :_shudder_Emoticon
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Post by: Conrad on June 02, 2015, 09:00:03 am
Yeah.  Corona has a lime (tastes like crap without it).  Hey, I'm getting my vitamin C aren't I?  It's a healthy beer.

MmmHmm.  And what does it taste like with it?    :stirpot:

A crappy lime.

At least it will help to ward off scurvy...
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Post by: sherob on June 02, 2015, 09:31:41 am
Tecate (can) lime and salt...  8)
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Post by: MrPepsi on June 12, 2015, 12:31:32 pm
Browsing the internet reading various things, but not wanting to exit the window I'm in, remembering something I need to look up, but in the time it takes to hit new tab, and google, I have already forgot what I was going to look up.
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Post by: VirginiaJim on June 12, 2015, 02:05:49 pm
Welcome to my world!
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Post by: Conrad on June 13, 2015, 08:04:54 am
Browsing the internet reading various things, but not wanting to exit the window I'm in, remembering something I need to look up, but in the time it takes to hit new tab, and google, I have already forgot what I was going to look up.

Here's a tip.

Next time wait till after you look that something up before you hit that pipe.    ;)
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Post by: VirginiaJim on June 13, 2015, 02:25:35 pm
I was going through a phase a few months ago where I would forget what I was going to do within seconds of thinking about it..  Not happening now thank goodness.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on June 14, 2015, 08:07:05 am
I was going through a phase a few months ago where I would forget what I was going to do within seconds of thinking about it..  Not happening now thank goodness.

I'm betting that the things you were forgetting where things that you didn't really want to do anyhow...    ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 15, 2015, 05:19:42 am
Oh, they were things I wanted to do alright.  It was bad enough to be noticeable.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Cold Streak on June 15, 2015, 08:18:29 am
As long as you don't forget to pop the top off the bottle before trying to drink, you'll be okay.
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Post by: VirginiaJim on June 15, 2015, 10:13:07 am
Hasn't got that bad...although I do lose the beer every once in awhile...
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Post by: Conrad on June 16, 2015, 04:56:10 am
Hasn't got that bad...although I do lose the beer every once in awhile...

Obviously you are not drinking those beers fast enough then.
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Post by: VirginiaJim on June 16, 2015, 05:03:56 am
That's the ticket!
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Post by: MAN OF BLUES on June 16, 2015, 12:36:55 pm
Oh, they were things I wanted to do alright.  It was bad enough to be noticeable.


hmmmmm there was something I was supposed to do this morning.... but.....hmmmmmmmm I forgot.....
(http://guestofaguest.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/no-pants-subway-ride-2012755086287.jpg)
(https://i.imgflip.com/e4fet.jpg)
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Post by: VirginiaJim on June 16, 2015, 01:21:34 pm
 :rotflmao:
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Post by: Charlie747 on June 16, 2015, 02:45:21 pm
Don't you just hate this................................
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Post by: VirginiaJim on June 16, 2015, 05:27:42 pm
Where on earth would you see that sign?  :yikes:
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Post by: BruceR on June 16, 2015, 05:30:55 pm
Where on earth would you see that sign?  :yikes:
No place I'd frequent  :thumbdown
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Post by: Charlie747 on June 17, 2015, 01:11:57 am
walking down some city streets in uk  :chugbeer:

in bad dreams :_shudder_Emoticon
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 17, 2015, 04:18:44 am
Trying to lock my car with the tv remote...    :doh:
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Post by: Conrad on June 17, 2015, 05:05:02 am
Trying to lock my car with the tv remote...    :doh:

Did you check the batteries?
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Post by: VirginiaJim on June 17, 2015, 05:32:47 am
That's strange because it works the TV fine.  The car, not so much.  So I think the batteries are ok.
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Post by: Rhino on June 17, 2015, 07:02:28 am
Trying to lock my car with the tv remote...    :doh:

That's better then trying to change the channel with your FOB.  ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on June 17, 2015, 07:09:50 am
Vandels destroying perfectly good roads. They rip up the pavement and put up orange cones everywhere on what was a perfectly good road. Then MONTHS go by before a crew even starts to fix it. Happens all the fricken time. Makes me CRAZY and ANNOYED!!!  :banghead:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Sgt Mac on June 17, 2015, 10:27:36 am
They don't even put up cones here, just tear it up. Not sure anybody fixes anything on a regular basis, they did repave a bridge once, took 'em 10 months, but it is slightly better than it was before.
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Post by: Charlie747 on June 17, 2015, 03:51:33 pm
Trying to lock my car with the tv remote...    :doh:

 :rotflmao:
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Post by: stevewfl on June 17, 2015, 09:12:03 pm
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/avatars/lol8.gif)

(https://scontent-atl1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/l/t1.0-9/11406917_10155670071870366_2974151344277817987_n.jpg?oh=dd3588709438ce4f2acdddbf4d027a4c&oe=55EBBF61)
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Post by: Deziner on June 17, 2015, 11:54:53 pm
Helmet laws DO suck. Along with seatbelt laws, and all the other laws stuffed down our throats under the guise of "protecting" us. I wear a helmet and use seatbelts because I CHOOSE to, not because politicians think it's a good idea.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: BruceR on June 18, 2015, 09:44:31 am
I think you missed the irony of the big road rash marks on the helmet....
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Post by: stevewfl on June 18, 2015, 07:43:56 pm
I think you missed the irony of the big road rash marks on the helmet....


Didn;t think anyone would've missed that rash, its bigger than the cheesy sticker! (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/icon10.gif)
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Post by: MrPepsi on June 18, 2015, 09:50:02 pm
Nationals which are held too far away from me.
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Post by: Sgt Mac on June 18, 2015, 10:40:15 pm
Me too.
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Post by: stevewfl on June 19, 2015, 12:39:44 am
I haven't found anything in north america "too far", some places are just closer than others (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/icon10.gif)
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Post by: MrPepsi on June 19, 2015, 09:18:08 am
Ok here.
What makes me crazy and annoyed is having a wife who doesn't support my desire to get to rallies more.
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Post by: gPink on June 19, 2015, 12:29:09 pm
But does she actively work against you?
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Post by: Sgt Mac on June 19, 2015, 12:39:28 pm
They're married....of course she does.
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Post by: gPink on June 19, 2015, 12:50:22 pm
 :doh: :rotflmao:
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Post by: stevewfl on June 19, 2015, 04:05:01 pm
problem/solution

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/avatars/blah.jpg)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on June 21, 2015, 08:31:30 am
They're married....of course she does.

 :rotflmao:
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Post by: freebird6 on June 24, 2015, 07:14:47 am
been bothering me all morning. Black cadillac in the left lane of a deserted 4 lane through a rural countryside. RN plates with the stethoscope on it . Pulled up on the right side and travelled next to her watching her text for a looooooong time before actually looking over to see I was there.
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Post by: stevewfl on June 24, 2015, 07:20:14 am
thinking guns and flags kill people annoy me. or thinking removing them will solve world problems annoys me.

(http://a57.foxnews.com/global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/fn2/video/612/344/062315_Dotcom_flag_640.jpg?ve=1&tl=1)
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Post by: gPink on June 24, 2015, 07:23:39 am
If you say it s l o w enough they might understand... killers kill people.
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Post by: Rhino on June 24, 2015, 08:31:31 am
been bothering me all morning. Black cadillac in the left lane of a deserted 4 lane through a rural countryside. RN plates with the stethoscope on it . Pulled up on the right side and travelled next to her watching her text for a looooooong time before actually looking over to see I was there.

That would make anyone crazy and annoyed >:(
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Post by: Conrad on June 24, 2015, 10:14:54 am
been bothering me all morning. Black cadillac in the left lane of a deserted 4 lane through a rural countryside. RN plates with the stethoscope on it . Pulled up on the right side and travelled next to her watching her text for a looooooong time before actually looking over to see I was there.

She's texting and you're riding along side of her watching what she's doing?    :o

Is texting and driving legal in your state? Not that it really matters to folks who text and drive...
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Post by: voileauciel on June 24, 2015, 10:43:50 am
I've been trying to get into an Aerostich suit for the past 7 years. This year, I finally ordered one.

The first suit they sent me was so big, I could almost fit two of me inside it. Sent it back and 2 weeks later, get another one, which also doesn't fit properly, this time, in the legs.

So I send that one back and wait a month and a half to have "my" suit made. When I finally got it, the initial excitement was quickly replaced with horror after a few short rides.

The knees are dreadful. Absolutely, utterly, staggeringly dreadful. Too tight when standing, they also pinch my popliteals when sitting on the bike. I've tried adjusting the pads, swapping them out, and so on, to the point of near madness (though I'm sure some of you lot already think I'm nuts...) The crotch bunches up and presses against my gentleman's area and the zipper locker digs into my thigh.

The whole process has been carried out by e-mail and phone. I'm in this for over $1500 and I have a suit that hurts me. I've e-mailed them stating this is their last chance to get it right.

I'm beyond crazy and annoyed now. I lost 200lbs and saved up for over a year to get this, and the entire process has been a massive disappointment. I should have just bought the Joe Rocket Survivor suit and been done with it.
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Post by: gPink on June 24, 2015, 10:51:49 am
Sounds like roadtrip time.
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Post by: Sgt Mac on June 24, 2015, 10:55:14 am
My neighbor is crazy, it makes me annoyed. Seriously, I can't  :censored: take this anymore, she's down there screaming like a  :censored: banshee in Italian, I don't know if she's happy or preparing to burn this  :censored: place to the ground.
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Post by: VirginiaJim on June 24, 2015, 11:11:02 am
Base housing?
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Post by: Sgt Mac on June 24, 2015, 11:50:24 am
Nothing on base here, its all on the economy but under government contract. They showed us 1 house and 2 apartments in downtown Livorno with about 1000 windows staring at you and traffic you wouldn't believe. When we looked at this place, the yard was clean and the neighbors were on vacation. Gave me 24 hours to make a decision, then cut my temporary lodging allowance. Basically, this was my only option.

Two years of this ****, last summer her cat got hit on the racetrack they call a road in front of the house, she screamed (no exaggeration), day and night for a week. At Christmas, she lost her ****. threw everything outside, to include the blue tree. I requested to move at my own expense but was denied.

Filed a complaint, cause of what you see below, health department came out and threatened to arrest them if they didn't clean up. They didn't and after more complaints, nothing happened. Oh, the a/c has been broke for 4 months, they won't fix it.

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz260/SgtMac/front7_zpsb2753fa2.jpg)

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz260/SgtMac/DSCN4841_zps1959ddcc.jpg)

My yard on the left, theirs on the right

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz260/SgtMac/DSCN4840_zpsfb414056.jpg)

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz260/SgtMac/DSCN4831_zps202922b2.jpg)

But hey, its Tuscany, beautiful countryside, great wine, yada yada. Believe me, I understand things could be worse but  :censored: man.
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Post by: stevewfl on June 24, 2015, 09:11:08 pm
THEY got the scooter (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/bigthumb.gif)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on June 25, 2015, 05:06:13 am
I've been trying to get into an Aerostich suit for the past 7 years. This year, I finally ordered one.

The first suit they sent me was so big, I could almost fit two of me inside it. Sent it back and 2 weeks later, get another one, which also doesn't fit properly, this time, in the legs.

So I send that one back and wait a month and a half to have "my" suit made. When I finally got it, the initial excitement was quickly replaced with horror after a few short rides.

The knees are dreadful. Absolutely, utterly, staggeringly dreadful. Too tight when standing, they also pinch my popliteals when sitting on the bike. I've tried adjusting the pads, swapping them out, and so on, to the point of near madness (though I'm sure some of you lot already think I'm nuts...) The crotch bunches up and presses against my gentleman's area and the zipper locker digs into my thigh.

The whole process has been carried out by e-mail and phone. I'm in this for over $1500 and I have a suit that hurts me. I've e-mailed them stating this is their last chance to get it right.

I'm beyond crazy and annoyed now. I lost 200lbs and saved up for over a year to get this, and the entire process has been a massive disappointment. I should have just bought the Joe Rocket Survivor suit and been done with it.

Wow, that sucks!

You lost 200 lbs? Well done.    :thumbs:
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Post by: stevewfl on June 25, 2015, 06:20:24 am
motonerd14, I went with KLIM over stitch. Tried the stuff on before I bought.

After crashing in the rocks of Moab/Death Valley/AZ and all in the Everglades, plus putting about 30,000 street miles on the suit in the sun/rain, still like brand new.
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Post by: Cold Streak on June 25, 2015, 07:42:03 am
motonerd14:  I've been wearing my Aerostitch two piece suit for 10 years now.  I've fixed a couple of zippers and had the jacket re-waterproofed but otherwise it's been fantastic.  The suit is supposed to fit loose, over your regular clothes.  I assume you used their fitting guide on the website?  If you do get it sorted out, you'll find they are well made, durable, comfortable and protective.  Yes, I also crashed in mine.  Slid, with the bike on top of me, for about 10 yards.  Every place the suit was, I was fine.  The suit was fine also.  If i hadn't dislocated my foot I would have got up and walked/rode away.  Actually I did stand up and tried to lift the bike up,  :censored: that hurt, so I decided that was a really bad idea, and sat down again.
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Post by: Sgt Mac on June 28, 2015, 01:44:03 am
Local news. This is a mile or so from my house.


http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&prev=search&rurl=translate.google.it&sl=it&u=http://iltirreno.gelocal.it/pisa/cronaca/2015/06/27/news/rapinato-da-una-transsessuale-credeva-fosse-una-ragazza-1.11685458&usg=ALkJrhjTbZZNpOtrQyltaioNaykCwYY5fA (http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&prev=search&rurl=translate.google.it&sl=it&u=http://iltirreno.gelocal.it/pisa/cronaca/2015/06/27/news/rapinato-da-una-transsessuale-credeva-fosse-una-ragazza-1.11685458&usg=ALkJrhjTbZZNpOtrQyltaioNaykCwYY5fA)
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Post by: Charlie747 on June 28, 2015, 03:13:21 am
Local news. This is a mile or so from my house.


[url]http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&prev=search&rurl=translate.google.it&sl=it&u=http://iltirreno.gelocal.it/pisa/cronaca/2015/06/27/news/rapinato-da-una-transsessuale-credeva-fosse-una-ragazza-1.11685458&usg=ALkJrhjTbZZNpOtrQyltaioNaykCwYY5fA[/url] ([url]http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&prev=search&rurl=translate.google.it&sl=it&u=http://iltirreno.gelocal.it/pisa/cronaca/2015/06/27/news/rapinato-da-una-transsessuale-credeva-fosse-una-ragazza-1.11685458&usg=ALkJrhjTbZZNpOtrQyltaioNaykCwYY5fA[/url])


Don't you just love Italy  :rotflmao:

This is the price of living in such a beautiful part of the world  :chugbeer:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 28, 2015, 06:22:31 am
Probably the same ones that attacked the NSA here recently..must be an organized group... :yikes:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on June 28, 2015, 01:54:19 pm
Commercial flight.

Airline tickets should be priced by the pound. Why not? All other shippers charge by the pound, don't they? Excess baggage is priced that way, why not the seats?
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Post by: Rhino on June 29, 2015, 08:03:55 am
THEY got the scooter ([url]http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/bigthumb.gif[/url])


Everybody in Italy has a scooter. I think its required ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Sgt Mac on June 29, 2015, 08:09:12 am
Everybody in Italy has a scooter. I think its required ;)

Its summertime to boot so the required riding outfit is flip-flops and shorts, t-shirt optional.
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Post by: AlbertaDoug on June 30, 2015, 03:49:14 pm
Its summertime to boot so the required riding outfit is flip-flops and shorts, t-shirt optional.

To each their own.   "Feeling lucky Punk"  is the quote of the day for today.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 01, 2015, 04:48:21 am
Youtube vids that won't embed..
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on July 01, 2015, 05:13:33 am
...must    be    smarter    than the video...
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Post by: VirginiaJim on July 01, 2015, 05:43:48 am
You just don't know how difficult that is becoming..

Why just yesterday, I upgraded the OS on a guest partition on an IBM system i.  The primary was at 6.1 and the guest was going to 7.2.  Cleared this through IBM support.  I needed to restore some fixes via tape to the guest so we moved (virtually) a tape adapter over to the guest, did the restore, and left it there.  After the upgrade, we moved the adapter back to the primary.  Then we couldn't get the tape drive to work.  Had to call IBM to replace the adapter.  I'm thinking that the guest updated the firmware on the adapter to 7.2 levels and then the 6.1 OS on the primary just couldn't deal with it and gave up.  It also could be that the fixes on the primary aren't current enough to support the new firmware upload.  So lesson learned, if you are moving adapters on partitions, move them back before you update the partition in question.

Of course, things like this make me crazy and annoyed.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on July 01, 2015, 06:07:59 am
 Is communicating in plain English difficult for those fluent in gobbledygook?

Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 01, 2015, 06:30:21 am
Absolutely..
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Post by: Conrad on July 01, 2015, 08:30:54 am
You just don't know how difficult that is becoming..

Why just yesterday, I upgraded the OS on a guest partition on an IBM system i.  The primary was at 6.1 and the guest was going to 7.2.  Cleared this through IBM support.  I needed to restore some fixes via tape to the guest so we moved (virtually) a tape adapter over to the guest, did the restore, and left it there.  After the upgrade, we moved the adapter back to the primary.  Then we couldn't get the tape drive to work.  Had to call IBM to replace the adapter.  I'm thinking that the guest updated the firmware on the adapter to 7.2 levels and then the 6.1 OS on the primary just couldn't deal with it and gave up.  It also could be that the fixes on the primary aren't current enough to support the new firmware upload.  So lesson learned, if you are moving adapters on partitions, move them back before you update the partition in question.

Of course, things like this make me crazy and annoyed.


! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7QBS0O7gT0#)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Sgt Mac on July 01, 2015, 08:39:42 am
Is communicating in plain English difficult for those fluent in gobbledygook?

Indubitably.
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Post by: stevewfl on July 01, 2015, 08:53:43 am
You just don't know how difficult that is becoming..

Why just yesterday, I upgraded the OS on a guest partition on an IBM system i.  The primary was at 6.1 and the guest was going to 7.2.  Cleared this through IBM support.  I needed to restore some fixes via tape to the guest so we moved (virtually) a tape adapter over to the guest, did the restore, and left it there.  After the upgrade, we moved the adapter back to the primary.  Then we couldn't get the tape drive to work.  Had to call IBM to replace the adapter.  I'm thinking that the guest updated the firmware on the adapter to 7.2 levels and then the 6.1 OS on the primary just couldn't deal with it and gave up.  It also could be that the fixes on the primary aren't current enough to support the new firmware upload.  So lesson learned, if you are moving adapters on partitions, move them back before you update the partition in question.

Of course, things like this make me crazy and annoyed.


I didn't realize tape is still being employed for storage, that would make me crazy right there. I had to google it!  http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/storage/tape/ (http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/storage/tape/)  ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 01, 2015, 09:08:24 am
More than you think..  Real men use tape.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Classvino on July 02, 2015, 09:23:22 am
Is communicating in plain English difficult for those fluent in gobbledygook?

Absolutely..

Made perfect sense to me.

I didn't realize tape is still being employed for storage, that would make me crazy right there. I had to google it!  [url]http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/storage/tape/[/url] ([url]http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/storage/tape/[/url])  ;D

Almost all large ("real") computer systems use tape backup.  Sometimes in addition to online backup, but still used extensively.

Jamie (iSeries user since they came out. S36 & S38 before that...)
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Post by: MrPepsi on July 02, 2015, 09:31:58 am
I didn't realize tape is still being employed for storage, that would make me crazy right there. I had to google it!  [url]http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/storage/tape/[/url] ([url]http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/storage/tape/[/url])  ;D


What else would work better?
I have a LTO4 tape library and each tape can hold 1.6 TBs for the cost of around $100 per tape.
We have approximately 100 tapes and at any given time there are around 30 tapes offsite.
I have backups going back 13 months. 
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on July 02, 2015, 10:44:05 am
Youtube vids that won't embed..
you can ou geek any computer, but can't embed a youtube vid????

hehehehe

simply paste the link, and erase the S from the https:xxxxxxx part of the link....

works for me on this site.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 02, 2015, 11:24:38 am
What else would work better?
I have a LTO4 tape library and each tape can hold 1.6 TBs for the cost of around $100 per tape.
We have approximately 100 tapes and at any given time there are around 30 tapes offsite.
I have backups going back 13 months.

You do know that LTO6 is out now...
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: MrPepsi on July 02, 2015, 11:29:42 am
Yes, but why upgrade if LTO4 does the trick. :)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 02, 2015, 11:59:11 am
That's no way to stimulate the economy..
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on July 02, 2015, 12:44:04 pm
Yes, but why upgrade if LTO4 does the trick. :)
Exactly what I said about XP
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Cold Streak on July 02, 2015, 01:09:21 pm
Quote
Exactly what I said about XP

I think you meant DOS.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: MrPepsi on July 02, 2015, 01:48:09 pm
Exactly what I said about XP

Cost is not quite the same. ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 03, 2015, 06:08:21 am
DOS and XP and LTO4  :yikes: :deadhorse:

As long as you are doing nothing new with your computers then XP would be OK.  The problem with me is that I continuously evolve in what I use on my personal computers at home.  I'm currently on 8.1 (without issues mind you) and look forward to Windows 10.  Newer printers and devices sometimes require more modern drivers and I want to be ready for that.  I know that within this year I'll probably update my router to support AC wireless that has larger bandwidth capabilities as everyone in the household has wireless devices and they know how to use them.  I'm streaming more on TV shows and movies.  And I'm in a continuous update mode.  I work on IBM i mid-range computer systems and have done so since 1988.  The base OS of that system has not changed visually since then but the underlying system (processors, memory, disk, functionality) is light years ahead of what it did originally in 1988 and is still fairly strong in the marketplace (believe it or not) and is running most Fortune 500 company's financial systems on the back end.  Silently humming away without fear of virus' or hacking attempts, unlike Intel based servers that require an army of support and breed servers like rabbits and are rampant with virus', malware, and hacking attempts.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Classvino on July 03, 2015, 08:23:08 am
... is light years ahead of what it did originally in 1988 and is still fairly strong in the marketplace (believe it or not) and is running most Fortune 500 company's financial systems on the back end.  Silently humming away without fear of virus' or hacking attempts, unlike Intel based servers that require an army of support and breed servers like rabbits and are rampant with virus', malware, and hacking attempts.

Preach It Brother!

All my PC/Network friends scoff at me when I tell them that my iSeries box would not only run circles around their Windoze machines, it would do it forever (ok, maybe a little hyperbole there)

In over 20 years, I've only seen it down for about 15 days or so cumulative... (other than planned outages for backup, upgrades, maintenance etc.)

Used to do capacity planning for a VAR, but I'm not doing any h/w or architecture work on them anymore, just programming now, but I'm still an iSeries evangelist...



Jamie
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Strawboss on July 03, 2015, 11:37:18 am
People push shopping carts around the supermarket in much the same way the drive a car. I envision a grocery store in the future set up much like an internet shopping experience where you walk around and click or touch either a handheld screen or a screen with a photo of the item you want and that item is either picked up there or retrieved from the back storage area and taken to the "checkout" area and when you are finished shopping a scanner "reads" your handheld device or store ID and calls up your order already packed and on a conveyor belt to the loading area where it is either picked up by you or loaded into whatever vehicle you are driving.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on July 03, 2015, 11:56:51 am
Several grocery chains here offer online shopping and delivery service.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 03, 2015, 12:04:38 pm
They do in England for sure...   I would like to see a grocery app that I can use to find things as my grocery store 'Food Lion  :censored: ' moves things around and I can't find them.  This, of course, makes me crazy and annoyed.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 03, 2015, 12:05:26 pm
Preach It Brother!

All my PC/Network friends scoff at me when I tell them that my iSeries box would not only run circles around their Windoze machines, it would do it forever (ok, maybe a little hyperbole there)

In over 20 years, I've only seen it down for about 15 days or so cumulative... (other than planned outages for backup, upgrades, maintenance etc.)

Used to do capacity planning for a VAR, but I'm not doing any h/w or architecture work on them anymore, just programming now, but I'm still an iSeries AS/400 evangelist...



Jamie

FIFY
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Strawboss on July 03, 2015, 04:19:38 pm
I would never shop online, I understand why some do, its not for me, ever. The whole experience of going to the store or market, walking around, shopping, buying the things you need, holding them, comparing them, squeezing them, smelling them, then taking it all home and preparing it with your wife/girlfriend and eating it listening to some good music sipping a good wine is what I love about food and shopping for it. As with all things online, it will never replace that experience, once again, I know why others do it or need to do it, its not for me. Maybe if we run rails down the aisles and attach the carts to them, or, get rid of the carts altogether.....
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on July 04, 2015, 06:56:50 am
I would never shop online, I understand why some do, its not for me, ever. The whole experience of going to the store or market, walking around, shopping, buying the things you need, holding them, comparing them, squeezing them, smelling them, then taking it all home and preparing it with your wife/girlfriend and eating it listening to some good music sipping a good wine is what I love about food and shopping for it. As with all things online, it will never replace that experience, once again, I know why others do it or need to do it, its not for me. Maybe if we run rails down the aisles and attach the carts to them, or, get rid of the carts altogether.....

Hard to do this with caned and dry goods as they all pretty much smell the same. Squeezing them tells one nothing.   ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on July 04, 2015, 07:01:55 am
snip...

People push shopping carts around the supermarket in much the same way the drive a car.

You're right! I see it all the time. Texting while pushing a cart, stopping in the middle of the freakin aisle while they update their facebook crap (or whatever) while holding up 'traffic' behind them.   >:( 
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on July 04, 2015, 02:51:55 pm
Being told I have to work 4th of July to test networks after a maintenance shutdown and now 3 hours late. Yeah that's what I wanted to do on my 3 day weekend, sit around waiting to start work. I don't mind working if work needs to be done but waiting to work MAKES ME CRAZY AND ANNOYED!!!!

 :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on July 04, 2015, 03:55:01 pm
You getting paid showup time?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on July 04, 2015, 07:43:39 pm
Salary, no diff in pay if I drink beer and enjoy the 4th or sit around waiting for the stooopid networks to come up.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Sgt Mac on July 05, 2015, 01:50:52 am
Its 87 degrees in my house at 9 am, it'll be a touch over 90 by this afternoon, same as its been for the last couple of weeks.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on July 05, 2015, 07:47:14 am
We went down to the lake last night to watch the fireworks. The beach was pristine and the weather perfect. I was happy to see that the folks who set the area up had PLENTY of garbage cans and recycle bins around. There were lots of families and kids on hand to enjoy the event.

After the fireworks these families get up to leave but do they pick up their :censored: trash and toss it in the cans on the way out?

:censored: no!!!   >:(

Seriously, What in the :censored: is wrong with people? Does it take that much effort to pick up after yourself? I instilled this lesson in my boys as they were growing up why wouldn't these parents teach their kids this lesson?

This really boggles my mind.

This doesn't just make me crazy and annoyed, it pisses me right the :censored: off!!!

Why do so many people suck? 
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 05, 2015, 08:33:12 am
People are basically stupid.  Remember that and you won't be disappointed.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on July 05, 2015, 08:49:28 am
People are basically stupid.  Remember that and you won't be disappointed.

It's amazing that us humans have made it to this 'advanced civilization' without killing each other off. I guess we're still working on that...
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Sgt Mac on July 05, 2015, 09:01:26 am
People are basically stupid.  Remember that and you won't be disappointed.

Uh...you spelt stoopid wrong.

(https://s3.amazonaws.com/livebookswordpress/uploads/sites/326/2012/06/red_neck_games_blog_02.jpg)
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Post by: Deziner on July 05, 2015, 09:22:12 am
Uh...you spelt stoopid wrong.

(https://s3.amazonaws.com/livebookswordpress/uploads/sites/326/2012/06/red_neck_games_blog_02.jpg)

A world full of "stoopid" people like this guy would be an INFINITELY better place than one full of "geniuses" like BO and Pelosi.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Strawboss on July 06, 2015, 07:57:44 am
The people who did not pick up their trash obviously never saw the crying Indian commercial.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: jettawreck on July 06, 2015, 09:34:15 am
The people who did not pick up their trash obviously never saw the crying Indian commercial.

And the people that made that commercial have never been up to the reservations around here. There is no "stewardship" of the land as led to believe.
Litter really makes me crazy. And really annoyed.
 
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Post by: jettawreck on July 06, 2015, 09:36:32 am
People are basically stupid.  Remember that and you won't be disappointed.

Not just stupid. Lazy. And arrogant.
Yes, I know that, but it still disappoints me.
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Post by: stevewfl on July 06, 2015, 08:38:20 pm
henry ford called it right in regards to the indians  ;D

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/11667249_1448305655492721_5695918209490446869_n.jpg?oh=861f67e39196d098970d226804b99f92&oe=565BCB14)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on July 07, 2015, 03:34:36 am
This by the only American mentioned in Hitler's "Mein Kampf". Sorry, not a fan of Mr. Ford.

Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on July 08, 2015, 08:44:44 am
This by the only American mentioned in Hitler's "Mein Kampf". Sorry, not a fan of Mr. Ford.


How many bombers and tanks did Mr. Ford produce to help annihilate the nazi's?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Sgt Mac on July 08, 2015, 11:04:02 am
:censored: me. Here's how they packed the bike for my PCS back to the states.

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz260/SgtMac/Bike%20Packed%202_zpst7zg4t9h.jpg)


(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz260/SgtMac/Bike%20Packed%201_zpsraorcm5u.jpg)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on July 08, 2015, 11:07:41 am
:censored: me. Here's how they packed the bike for my PCS back to the states.

([url]http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz260/SgtMac/Bike%20Packed%202_zpst7zg4t9h.jpg[/url])


([url]http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz260/SgtMac/Bike%20Packed%201_zpsraorcm5u.jpg[/url])


Do you prefer Styrofoam peanuts?

Damn, who did that? A bunch of chimps?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Sgt Mac on July 08, 2015, 11:14:13 am
2 Italian guys....one was really old with one eye who apparently couldn't see what he was doing when they were loading it, he kept screaming at the other guy about how he was falling off the ramp. I really thought they were going to destroy it.

At the end of the day, there were no :censored: given, they thought it looked great. I was less than impressed.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 08, 2015, 01:56:07 pm
It wasn't the Italian version of American Redball was it?  If so, start crying now.  They  :censored: ed up our stuff royally.  I hate them to this day and it's been over 45 years.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on July 08, 2015, 03:49:36 pm
when I was Building COGZilla, I was buying tons of pieces parts off ebay....

I bought a complete Ninja head, it was shipped in a big carboard box, filled with crumpled newspaper.... yeah, that worked .... not. wasn't much left of that box when it arrived...it looked like a basketball, with holes...

then, the pristine set of carbs some braniac shipped in a box, with carbs still containing fuel... but he put them in a plastic bag...... full of foam peanuts.... nice mess that was....
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Sgt Mac on July 09, 2015, 12:06:07 am
It wasn't the Italian version of American Redball was it?  If so, start crying now.  They  :censored: ed up our stuff royally.  I hate them to this day and it's been over 45 years.

No, just some random company, sub contracted from a company out of Guam that is sub contracted by the contracted company in California. So basically if it gets f'd up, I'm in for a lengthy claims process. They also didn't bring enough crates so they had to take loose items, like the bottom half of my recliner that they forgot to put in the crate with the top half. I will be amazed if I ever see my grill again.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on July 09, 2015, 05:25:00 am
NASCAR. Mary Jane Tinklepants has more nads than NASCAR. Sniffle sniffle, the track is wet we can't race.  :'(  The cars are too fast. Someone might get hurt.  :'(  No Confederate flags. Someone might get offended.  :'( PUHLEEZE! If they are scared, get out of the business. You're paid BIG $ to put on a show. Get in the daggum car and drive! So it's wet, DRIVE! Maybe their high heels slip if the pedals are wet? Afraid of water splashing on their skirts? Whatever..
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Cold Streak on July 09, 2015, 08:27:26 am
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

 :chugbeer:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 09, 2015, 03:40:32 pm
NASCAR. Mary Jane Tinklepants has more nads than NASCAR. Sniffle sniffle, the track is wet we can't race.  :'(  The cars are too fast. Someone might get hurt.  :'(  No Confederate flags. Someone might get offended.  :'( PUHLEEZE! If they are scared, get out of the business. You're paid BIG $ to put on a show. Get in the daggum car and drive! So it's wet, DRIVE! Maybe their high heels slip if the pedals are wet? Afraid of water splashing on their skirts? Whatever..

I believe that MotoGP and WSBK race in the rain.  Not sure about F1. 

:rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

 :chugbeer:

+1
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Strawboss on July 09, 2015, 03:45:39 pm
People in front of me at stop lights who start off then stop when the other lane get a green arrow thinking they should go, then 5 seconds later when they do get the green light, because they are texting, they just sit there not paying attention until I have to blow my horn, this has been happening with increased regularity over the past year or so. I know this is just distracted driving due to cell phone and texting, but now its another sub-problem I've noticed.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on July 09, 2015, 05:08:39 pm
Hmmmmm. Looks like they spent all their transportation efforts making the trains run on time and there is nothing left over for packing....

 ::)

Really, the best of luck with the move but I have  to say, that does not look promising from the photo.

Brian


:censored: me. Here's how they packed the bike for my PCS back to the states.

([url]http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz260/SgtMac/Bike%20Packed%202_zpst7zg4t9h.jpg[/url])


([url]http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz260/SgtMac/Bike%20Packed%201_zpsraorcm5u.jpg[/url])
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: DeansZG on July 09, 2015, 09:04:50 pm
  the thing that gets me irritated is the arrogant desk clerks at "some" hotel chains ( noticed this past holiday wknd ) in regards to the room pricing. They would rather leave the room empty than to discount the room to "normal" room rates!  (Yes, I'm aware that they don't make the rates, but they could have a little better attitude). 
 Comfort Inn can K.M.A. if they think I'm going to pay $175 a nite for a room that's "maybe" worth $70!!! >:(  Then to top it off, they seemed a bit offended when I told them I'd sleep in the car before paying their rates & walked out of their office.
 Left Jamestown, N.Y. & drove back into Pa. about 20 miles away where we found a nice clean comfortable room for the aforementioned $70 too!  To top it off, the receptionist couldn't have been nicer; very cordial & made you feel welcome & that you were a valuable guest! ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on July 10, 2015, 04:51:24 am
NASCAR. Mary Jane Tinklepants has more nads than NASCAR. Sniffle sniffle, the track is wet we can't race.  :'(  The cars are too fast. Someone might get hurt.  :'(  No Confederate flags. Someone might get offended.  :'( PUHLEEZE! If they are scared, get out of the business. You're paid BIG $ to put on a show. Get in the daggum car and drive! So it's wet, DRIVE! Maybe their high heels slip if the pedals are wet? Afraid of water splashing on their skirts? Whatever..


Well now, we wouldn't want her getting her skirt soiled now would we?

(http://www.mensfitness.com/sites/mensfitness.com/files/styles/photo_gallery_full/public/danica-patrick-teaser.jpg?itok=L3mFOb5f)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on July 10, 2015, 05:13:03 am
Why yes, yes we would.  :P
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on July 10, 2015, 05:16:05 am
 :censored: :censored: rain! Seems like 40  :censored: days and 40  :censored: nights.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on July 10, 2015, 09:03:05 am
He said "soiled", not "oiled". Sheesh!

Brian

Why yes, yes we would.  :P
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on July 10, 2015, 11:25:47 am
Well now, we wouldn't want her getting her skirt soiled now would we?

([url]http://www.mensfitness.com/sites/mensfitness.com/files/styles/photo_gallery_full/public/danica-patrick-teaser.jpg?itok=L3mFOb5f[/url])


I would actually watch NASCAR if there was more of this  :P
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 10, 2015, 03:03:56 pm
Someone has been landscaping in the neighborhood and the idiot contractors dropped pebbles (not one of the Flintstones) all over the route I take to get out of the subdivision.   :censored: ing  :censored: .
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: DeansZG on July 11, 2015, 11:49:06 am
Me & the missus headin' out to b'fast this fine sunny a.m. in her car, s.bound on an 8 lane (4 north/4south) divided surface street, rollin' about 2-4 mph above the speedlimit in the left center lane...... NO other traffic heading s.bound w/in a block or so...
SH*T FOR BRAINS pulls out from the center u-turn lane INTO MY LANE no more than 10 car lengths ahead of me & proceeds to putz along below the speedlimit!!!! :banghead:
 I'll not mention what manuever I would've made if I had been driving my F150!!! ::)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Strawboss on July 12, 2015, 05:58:40 pm
I know all security measures can be defeated, all locks can be picked, all defenses can be breached. With all the things manufacturers are being forced to put into new cars to deal with idiots that text and talk while driving, isn't there a device that can be installed in every car that will jam or defeat cell phone signals or devices, or render them useless for the duration. I know, in 2 weeks, somebody would have a patch to go around it. But can't they look into that angle, instead of accepting defeat going on the offensive and coming up with things like that? I'm sure they have. Just thinking out loud.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: MrPepsi on July 12, 2015, 07:15:17 pm
Cell phones allow people to call 911, and passengers can safely talk on the phone while the driver is operating the car. They just can't block all cell traffic.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on July 13, 2015, 04:57:56 am
I know all security measures can be defeated, all locks can be picked, all defenses can be breached. With all the things manufacturers are being forced to put into new cars to deal with idiots that text and talk while driving, isn't there a device that can be installed in every car that will jam or defeat cell phone signals or devices, or render them useless for the duration. I know, in 2 weeks, somebody would have a patch to go around it. But can't they look into that angle, instead of accepting defeat going on the offensive and coming up with things like that? I'm sure they have. Just thinking out loud.


How about something like this? (minus the helmet of course)

(http://s.hswstatic.com/gif/ejection-seat-af-acesii.jpg)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on July 13, 2015, 05:14:24 am
How about something like this? (minus the helmet of course)

...and the parachute.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 13, 2015, 06:03:39 am
All this is nothing new...James Bond had this feature in the 60s.

http://youtu.be/71BC8M9Hw0I (http://youtu.be/71BC8M9Hw0I)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on July 13, 2015, 11:30:58 am
And here we were, thinking that texting was bad....

http://news.yahoo.com/woman-pleasures-herself-while-driving-a-mini-125238739.html (http://news.yahoo.com/woman-pleasures-herself-while-driving-a-mini-125238739.html)

I feel a new rule coming on. I wonder if she has Geico- it could be the new tagline "In fifteen minutes, you could..... nevermind."

Brian
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: ManWorkinghere on July 14, 2015, 12:32:05 pm
People in front of me at stop lights who start off then stop when the other lane get a green arrow thinking they should go, then 5 seconds later when they do get the green light, because they are texting, they just sit there not paying attention until I have to blow my horn, this has been happening with increased regularity over the past year or so. I know this is just distracted driving due to cell phone and texting, but now its another sub-problem I've noticed.

Drivers in the other lane who aren't anticipating the changing light, get surprised by the Green, hit the accelerator instead of smoothly starting out.  Are they thinking (being generous) that they are doing the right thing by speeding up.

How about when the light changes, we all go at the same time!  Like a locomotive, kind of, pulling its cars.  Sure, the last car does not move instantaneously, but the traffic would sure move along easier.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on July 15, 2015, 04:43:12 am
Drivers in the other lane who aren't anticipating the changing light, get surprised by the Green, hit the accelerator instead of smoothly starting out.  Are they thinking (being generous) that they are doing the right thing by speeding up.

How about when the light changes, we all go at the same time!  Like a locomotive, kind of, pulling its cars.  Sure, the last car does not move instantaneously, but the traffic would sure move along easier.


That's freakin crazy talk right there! This would mean that drivers would have to start paying attention to what is going on around them.    :o
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 15, 2015, 05:15:58 am
I agree with Conrad.  Ain't gonna happen.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Strawboss on July 15, 2015, 06:14:46 am
Reminds me of the scene in "American Graffitti" when Toad, while driving Steve's "bitchin" '58 Impala, thinks he has a green light, but its only an arrow to turn, he pulls forward, then stops, but leaves it in reverse, when he gets a green light he takes off.... backwards into the car behind him. This has happened to me, but I was lucky enough to have no one behind me when I backed up a bit when he never put it back in drive, luckily his reverse lights worked.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 15, 2015, 06:25:43 pm
If there is one thing that's makes me  :_shudder_Emoticon , it's my daughter's Nissan Quest 2004.  She came in and said it wouldn't start.   :censored: !  It took awhile to crank but it did start.  Probably the swearing at it helped.  Took my scanner out and ran a check of the codes and it called out camshaft sensor bank 1.  Where the  :censored: is bank 1?  Did a little searching and of course it's towards the back of the engine compartment nigh on inaccessible.  It couldn't be bank 2, that's too  :censored: ing easy.  On the positive side, Advance Auto had the part.  I decided to get two as the other one was probably on it's way out as well.  Also figured to learn how to install it on the easy side, bank 2.  Couldn't get the  :censored: ing connector off!  Took me an hour of tinkering and looking at youtube vids to figure it.  I hate  :censored: ing Nissans.  I'll get the rear bank in the morning when it's cooler outside and the engine is cold.  I'm glad it broke down in my driveway rather than some other place, though.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on July 15, 2015, 06:59:51 pm
Nissan. Shift expectations.

Have your expectations been shifted?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Strawboss on July 15, 2015, 09:03:57 pm
Movies and TV shows that use Roman numerals at the end to indicate when it was made. Infuriated me until I got the stop action button on the newer TV, I usually have to be fast though to catch it the end. I'm a big history and dates person. Always thought the film industry thought they were being "artsy" by using Roman numerals as opposed to Arabic numerals where you don't have to think about what you are looking at to understand it. I have to admit I'm pretty good at Roman numbers now.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: jettawreck on July 15, 2015, 09:09:23 pm
If there is one thing that's makes me  :_shudder_Emoticon , it's my daughter's Nissan Quest 2004.  She came in and said it wouldn't start.   :censored: !  It took awhile to crank but it did start.  Probably the swearing at it helped.  Took my scanner out and ran a check of the codes and it called out camshaft sensor bank 1.  Where the  :censored: is bank 1?  Did a little searching and of course it's towards the back of the engine compartment nigh on inaccessible.  It couldn't be bank 2, that's too  :censored: ing easy.  On the positive side, Advance Auto had the part.  I decided to get two as the other one was probably on it's way out as well.  Also figured to learn how to install it on the easy side, bank 2.  Couldn't get the  :censored: ing connector off!  Took me an hour of tinkering and looking at youtube vids to figure it.  I hate  :censored: ing Nissans.  I'll get the rear bank in the morning when it's cooler outside and the engine is cold.  I'm glad it broke down in my driveway rather than some other place, though.

If you hate Nissan electrical connectors, you would loath VW type(s). They use several different types, each more difficult than the next based on the impossibility of being accessed.
Drives me crazy.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 16, 2015, 07:23:20 am
Nissan. Shift expectations.

Have your expectations been shifted?

Not really, I always thought they were crap.  Told my daughters not to buy them.  They did...  Dad get's stuck with fixing the pieces of crap.  I could say no, but I'm their dad, it's what I do.  At least one of them went to Honda after her Sentra died at 150k miles.  And now the daughter with the Quest wants to know about Hyundais.  I remember that KIA was crap back in the early 2000s and I think Hyundai is better than Kia for the most part.  It never ends.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Sgt Mac on July 16, 2015, 06:52:17 pm
Not really, I always thought they were crap.  Told my daughters not to buy them.  They did...  Dad get's stuck with fixing the pieces of crap.  I could say no, but I'm their dad, it's what I do.  At least one of them went to Honda after her Sentra died at 150k miles.  And now the daughter with the Quest wants to know about Hyundais.  I remember that KIA was crap back in the early 2000s and I think Hyundai is better than Kia for the most part.  It never ends.

I've got a Kia Optima that so far has been a great car. Love it. Just picked up a Mazda CX-5 after having great experiences owning Mazda's in the past.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on July 18, 2015, 10:46:42 am
When speaking of a 10 times increase, people sa a 10 FOLD increase. 10 fold would actually be a 1024 times increase.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: MrPepsi on July 18, 2015, 10:51:58 am
I think it can be taken either way.
Merriam Webster does not agree with you.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: stevewfl on July 18, 2015, 12:49:39 pm
Phelan, California (CNN)Of all the elements they must battle in a wildfire, firefighters face a new foe: drones operated by enthusiasts who presumably take close-up video of the disaster.

Five such "unmanned aircraft systems" prevented California firefighters from dispatching helicopters with water buckets for up to 20 minutes over a wildfire that roared Friday onto a Los Angeles area freeway that leads to Las Vegas.

Helicopters couldn't drop water because five drones hovered over the blaze, creating hazards in smoky winds for a deadly midair disaster, officials said.

The North Fire torched 20 vehicles on Interstate 15 and incited panic among motorists who fled on foot on the freeway Friday. The wildfire continued to burn uncontrollably Saturday, scorching 3,500 acres with only 5% containment in San Bernardino County, officials said.

Drones hovering over wildfires is a new trend in California, and on Saturday, fire officials condemned the operators of "hobby drones," as officials labeled them. It was unclear Saturday whether authorities would launch an investigation into the five drones.

"Fortunately, there were no injuries or fatalities to report, but the 15 to 20 minutes that those helicopters were grounded meant that 15 to 20 minutes were lost that could have led to another water drop cycle, and that would have created a much safer environment and we would not have seen an many citizens running for their lives," said spokesman Eric Sherwin of the San Bernardino County Fire Department.


(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CKJkMIaVEAEXlmG.jpg)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 18, 2015, 01:44:34 pm
Shoot the  :censored: ers out of the sky!  :shoot: :cannon:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 18, 2015, 01:45:24 pm
The Falmouth 1/17 intersection just north of Fredericksburg, va
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on July 18, 2015, 02:28:16 pm
I think it can be taken either way.
Merriam Webster does not agree with you.

Oh, and what makes THEM so smart?  ::)  KIPASS isn't even IN their big, thick book.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on July 18, 2015, 02:30:38 pm
As a matter of fact, they have a BUNCH of words I never saw before. :P
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: AlbertaDoug on July 18, 2015, 02:39:53 pm
Phelan, California (CNN)Of all the elements they must battle in a wildfire, firefighters face a new foe: drones operated by enthusiasts who presumably take close-up video of the disaster.

Five such "unmanned aircraft systems" prevented California firefighters from dispatching helicopters with water buckets for up to 20 minutes over a wildfire that roared Friday onto a Los Angeles area freeway that leads to Las Vegas.

Helicopters couldn't drop water because five drones hovered over the blaze, creating hazards in smoky winds for a deadly midair disaster, officials said.

The North Fire torched 20 vehicles on Interstate 15 and incited panic among motorists who fled on foot on the freeway Friday. The wildfire continued to burn uncontrollably Saturday, scorching 3,500 acres with only 5% containment in San Bernardino County, officials said.

Drones hovering over wildfires is a new trend in California, and on Saturday, fire officials condemned the operators of "hobby drones," as officials labeled them. It was unclear Saturday whether authorities would launch an investigation into the five drones.

"Fortunately, there were no injuries or fatalities to report, but the 15 to 20 minutes that those helicopters were grounded meant that 15 to 20 minutes were lost that could have led to another water drop cycle, and that would have created a much safer environment and we would not have seen an many citizens running for their lives," said spokesman Eric Sherwin of the San Bernardino County Fire Department.


(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CKJkMIaVEAEXlmG.jpg)

All of those should require a flying permit or licence, they can then be track after being destroyed and their owners delt with appropriately.
Jackass's and their intitlement ideals. 
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on July 19, 2015, 07:12:42 am
Phelan, California (CNN)Of all the elements they must battle in a wildfire, firefighters face a new foe: drones operated by enthusiasts who presumably take close-up video of the disaster.

Five such "unmanned aircraft systems" prevented California firefighters from dispatching helicopters with water buckets for up to 20 minutes over a wildfire that roared Friday onto a Los Angeles area freeway that leads to Las Vegas.

Helicopters couldn't drop water because five drones hovered over the blaze, creating hazards in smoky winds for a deadly midair disaster, officials said.

The North Fire torched 20 vehicles on Interstate 15 and incited panic among motorists who fled on foot on the freeway Friday. The wildfire continued to burn uncontrollably Saturday, scorching 3,500 acres with only 5% containment in San Bernardino County, officials said.

Drones hovering over wildfires is a new trend in California, and on Saturday, fire officials condemned the operators of "hobby drones," as officials labeled them. It was unclear Saturday whether authorities would launch an investigation into the five drones.

"Fortunately, there were no injuries or fatalities to report, but the 15 to 20 minutes that those helicopters were grounded meant that 15 to 20 minutes were lost that could have led to another water drop cycle, and that would have created a much safer environment and we would not have seen an many citizens running for their lives," said spokesman Eric Sherwin of the San Bernardino County Fire Department.


([url]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CKJkMIaVEAEXlmG.jpg[/url])


Problem solved.

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRtH6uRM2ww#)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 19, 2015, 10:48:32 am
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: stevewfl on July 19, 2015, 02:54:20 pm
Oh, and what makes THEM so smart?  ::)  KIPASS isn't even IN their big, thick book.


Well we know that book is worthless garbage and a waste of trees (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/icon10.gif)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on July 19, 2015, 03:26:25 pm
C'mon Conrad, this is the US of A: we can do a lot better than that:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RR5BtXP0s0o (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RR5BtXP0s0o)

That would teach those drones a lesson.... although it may be a bit rough on the city behind the drones.

 ;D

Brian


Problem solved.

! No longer available ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRtH6uRM2ww#[/url])
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on July 20, 2015, 10:41:32 am
Oh man that looks like a blast!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Charlie747 on July 23, 2015, 01:31:07 am
Oh man that looks like a blast!

Agree  :shoot:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Pilgrim on September 17, 2015, 04:08:29 pm

The  neighboring town next to where I live has repaved a road I frequently travel.  Good, it needed it.  There were signs warning when construction would happen, expect delays, grooved pavement, raised manhole covers, local detours, etc ....

So, after weeks of dealing with these inconveniences, they are finally done.  But, they couldn't get the height of the manhole covers right.  They did a terrible job.  Some are an inch (or more) lower than the surface of the new smooth road.   >:(
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: MrPepsi on September 17, 2015, 04:57:45 pm
Doesn't pavement settle over time?
So maybe after a month or so, it will be half inch?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: jettawreck on September 17, 2015, 07:41:49 pm
The  neighboring town next to where I live has repaved a road I frequently travel.  Good, it needed it.  There were signs warning when construction would happen, expect delays, grooved pavement, raised manhole covers, local detours, etc ....

So, after weeks of dealing with these inconveniences, they are finally done.  But, they couldn't get the height of the manhole covers right.  They did a terrible job.  Some are an inch (or more) lower than the surface of the new smooth road.   >:(

They did the same thing here. Tore up the existing pavement completely where the old manholes always were. A inch or two low right in the wheel track lane. New pavement done and manhole covers somehow in the same location (wheel track) and again, like before, low. So, they rip up the pavement around each manhole, raise them and then do a rough patch around each one. Seriously?? Lasers, GPS, whatever and it's no better than before.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on September 18, 2015, 03:53:37 am
Contractors laying cable in my neighborhood....

Went by a crew laying some orange piping on the way out yesterday.  Noted that there weren't any utility markings for power, cable, and water where they were digging.  Also wondered what the piping was for...

Went by much later and saw two cable company crews working on one of their junction boxes.  Rolled down the window and said 'Did those dummies laying cable cut your lines?'...  One guy looked at me and said he couldn't say what he thought..  And yes they did.  Turns out the plastic pipes are for the cable company wiring so the contractors were working for the cable company.  I can't wait until they get by my house....not.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Pilgrim on October 08, 2015, 03:30:41 pm

...lazy jack asses that don't get out of their car to get their mail out of their mailboxes!   >:(

They pull over on the wrong side of the road facing into oncoming traffic to do this.   

I saw a good one on the way home from work today, and another car involved in the chaos almost took me out.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: maxtog on October 08, 2015, 04:43:07 pm
...lazy jack asses that don't get out of their car to get their mail out of their mailboxes!   >:(

They pull over on the wrong side of the road facing into oncoming traffic to do this.   

I saw a good one on the way home from work today, and another car involved in the chaos almost took me out.

How about the people who are doing the "right thing" by not driving (which I guess they interpret as "moving) and messing with their phones, so they just STOP in the middle of a road, blocking traffic so they can play with the phone instead?  Have encountered this several times now.   The last time, the person was situated so as to block BOTH lanes of a two lane road.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on October 08, 2015, 05:17:05 pm
How about the people who are doing the "right thing" by not driving (which I guess they interpret as "moving) and messing with their phones, so they just STOP in the middle of a road, blocking traffic so they can play with the phone instead?  Have encountered this several times now.   The last time, the person was situated so as to block BOTH lanes of a two lane road.

Did you ever think that maybe they were doing something important? Like maybe ordering pizza? You wouldn't want them to have to wait for their pizza now would you?  ::)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: turbojoe78 on October 08, 2015, 07:45:14 pm
When you just come up behind someone as you are both driving down the road, and they decide that it is now the perfect time to clean their windshield and you end up with washer fluid spots on your nice clean shield.   >:(
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on October 09, 2015, 04:41:14 am
 :rotflmao: It actually helps mine...
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on October 09, 2015, 04:56:49 am
When you just come up behind someone as you are both driving down the road, and they decide that it is now the perfect time to clean their windshield and you end up with washer fluid spots on your nice clean shield.   >:(

I use this trick when I'm in the cage and some fool is tailgating me. The rear washer on my VW does a good job at this. Some get the hint while others, not so much.


Speaking of what makes me crazy and annoyed...

My VW is one of the cars involved in Dieselgate. The ambulance chasseing lawyers are working hard to get their hands on some of the money that will be thrown at this mess. I've received **** in the mail already but what really pisses me off is the phone calls. It seems that Rachel (normally of Credit Card Services fame) is at it again.

What I want to know is how did these people get my name, address, AND cell number?  >:(
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on October 09, 2015, 05:08:57 am
...from the NSA, of course.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on October 09, 2015, 05:35:16 am
...from the NSA, of course.

It's a good thing that they don't know my REAL name.    ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: jettawreck on October 09, 2015, 06:11:19 am
Sort of amazing that the ambulance chaser types would make offers for "compensation" before VW has even made known what they will do for a solution or made a possible buy back offer.
Those sort of endless ads on TV make me crazy and annoyed.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conniesaki on October 09, 2015, 10:45:20 am
...lazy jack asses that don't get out of their car to get their mail out of their mailboxes!   >:(

They pull over on the wrong side of the road facing into oncoming traffic to do this.   

I saw a good one on the way home from work today, and another car involved in the chaos almost took me out.

Oh, man ... very few things get me crazy and annoyed, BUT ... the house across from me has renters in it ... no need to discuss details about them, but I'm quite confident they'd be Obama supporters (not that there's anything wrong with that?) ... so that house's mailbox is on a shared post with mine on my side of the road, right next to my paved driveway. So, like you said, these lazy f..ks would pull up to their mailbox, facing traffic ... even at night!! ... so cars coming toward them would see headlights on the WRONG side of the road and have to slow way down not knowing what the heck is going on, 'why the hell is there a car to my RIGHT facing me??'

So, that's one thing ... and of course that didn't really affect me since that's between them, other drivers and the po-po ... BUT, after getting their mail they had to back up to then be able to make the right turn across the road and into their driveway. WELL, the EASY thing to do was to back into my driveway ... I have no problem with normal people pulling into my driveway for normal reasons ... but every time they did it they'd run across the edge of my driveway's curve, with their wheels turned and then turning them from L to R to straighten them to head across the road to their side, they had starting breaking the edge of my pavement off!!!

Solution you ask? Hey, I'm the one that purchased and installed the post that our mailboxes are sitting on  :thumbs:, SO ... I went out there and moved it! ... much closer to the road ... so now if they do it about half their car is in the oncoming lane! They quit  :battle:

Sorry mailman ... I had to do it.

Now that **** made me crazy and annoyed  :battle:  >:( ... but I seem to have solved it  :thumbs:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conniesaki on October 09, 2015, 10:54:51 am
... oh and BTW, there's a local county deputy nearby who does similar: He lives on a dead-end cul-de-sac road, with his house being on the right when he turns on to the road, and with his mailbox also on the right, beside his driveway. So, when he comes home every day, he passes his house and drives to the end where the cul-de-sac is and comes back so his mailbox is on his left, gets his mail, from the window of his publicly funded cruiser, and then pulls into his driveway. I just measured with Google Earth: It's all of 78 feet from his house to his mailbox.

:banghead:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: sherob on October 09, 2015, 11:51:50 am
My lazy as :censored: mailman won't walk my packages up to the porch anymore... (see pic)... this is how he leaves them now... for anyone and their Uncle to just drive on by and help themselves to them. :banghead: I was lucky in this case, the dumb son of a :censored: delivered this package to the wrong address, again!  :nuts: 
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on October 09, 2015, 12:00:02 pm
My lazy as :censored: mailman won't walk my packages up to the porch anymore... (see pic)... this is how he leaves them now... for anyone and their Uncle to just drive on by and help themselves to them. :banghead: I was lucky in this case, the dumb son of a :censored: delivered this package to the wrong address, again!  :nuts:

Your porch does appear to be uphill from the street. That's quite an incline ya know?   ::)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: sherob on October 09, 2015, 12:06:23 pm
Your porch does appear to be uphill from the street. That's quite an incline ya know?   ::)

I was told that was part of their new publicly funded health plan.  8)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on October 09, 2015, 01:43:05 pm
My lazy as :censored: mailman won't walk my packages up to the porch anymore... (see pic)... this is how he leaves them now... for anyone and their Uncle to just drive on by and help themselves to them. :banghead: I was lucky in this case, the dumb son of a :censored: delivered this package to the wrong address, again!  :nuts:

when I lived in the boondocks of Va., on a remote rural paved road, my house was on a "non public" gravel road, with 9 other houses on it, there was a communal multi malbox "fence" on the mainroad where our boxes were, my house was the closest, and it was about 200ft from the box... no big deal, I could actually see the boxes, and when mail got delivered, most time I would walk down and get my junkmail, I'm not lazy...
When I worked late, or in the winter, I would do the pull up and grab on the wrongside of the road, but again, this was out in BFE, not in a developed area whatsoever...
we got a new mail carrier that seemed to be a bit less timely in delivery, and frequently dropped mail off 5-6p.m. at times... oh, and they would not drop boxes on the porch like our prior carrier always did....
I worked really late one night, and pulled up around 8, seeing a box sitting on top of the mailboxes, just out of kindness I checked and it was for my wife... if it would have been a neighbor, I would have still picked it up and taken it to their house... when I handed it to my wife she got a strange look on her face, and when I asked what it was she said it was something she bought online for our granddaughters xmas gift.....
Xmas day, when I opened a similar sized box, containing my Garmin 2610 gps, which she paid like $500 for as they just came out, she told me that was the box sitting on the road.... amazing
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: sherob on October 09, 2015, 01:56:53 pm
I share the same numerical address as the guy around the corner from me.  So we get each others mail ALL of the time.  In this case, I got his Kuerig K-Cup order... and I know how much of a :censored: I am when I don't have my (http://coffeecdn.forumfoundrycdn.com/forum/images/smilies/coffee/coffee.gif) in the morning, so I just walked it over and dropped it off on his porch... like Mr. Mailman should have done.  8)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Cold Streak on October 09, 2015, 02:49:04 pm
I had a neighbor that would start his car, roll down his window, grab his garbage cart, drive to the end of his driveway, all of 25 feet, then back up into his garage again.  After the garbage truck came, the process would be repeated, in reverse.  The only time this guy walked anywhere was when he saw me in the yard with a beer because he knew if he came over I'd offer him one.  Then he'd stand there and bs about all of his grand plans until his beer was gone.  When I didn't go get him another one he'd leave.  None of his plans ever came to fruition, big surprise.  His wife was beautiful and was a VP of a big company.  She finally dumped him.  All I could say was what took her so long. 

Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: maxtog on October 09, 2015, 02:54:11 pm
but every time they did it they'd run across the edge of my driveway's curve, with their wheels turned and then turning them from L to R to straighten them to head across the road to their side, they had starting breaking the edge of my pavement off!!!

I had the same problem with a stupid-ass, inconsiderate neighbor who thought MY driveway was theirs to use, all the time, instead of driving around the block.  They ruined my grass and damaged my sprinkler head.  My solution?  I put a cinderblock standing up, next to the driveway at the damaged sprinkler head.  I have no confirmation it damaged their car, but mysteriously the problem stopped after the block was knocked over once....
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conniesaki on October 09, 2015, 03:08:46 pm
I had the same problem with a stupid-ass, inconsiderate neighbor who thought MY driveway was theirs to use, all the time, instead of driving around the block.  They ruined my grass and damaged my sprinkler head.  My solution?  I put a cinderblock standing up, next to the driveway at the damaged sprinkler head.  I have no confirmation it damaged their car, but mysteriously the problem stopped after the block was knocked over once....

 :thumbs: That makes me the opposite of crazy and annoyed.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on November 01, 2015, 03:30:19 pm
ASIAN BEETLES ..... every late fall these freaking bugs come out of the ground or maybe HELL to infest everything and everywhere. Any minute crack and they're in the house. You walk outside and they're your hair, your nose and anywhere else they please. And they stink when you smash them. Went for a ride today down around the cypress swamps and I'd ride through clouds of them. It'd sound like someone threw a handful of BBs in the air when they would hit the windshield and face shield. Really pissed cause I already washed the bike once this year. DEATH to BEETLES!!!  >:(

Edit:  They are ubiquitous.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on November 01, 2015, 04:25:46 pm
ASIAN BEETLES ..... every late fall these freaking bugs come out of the ground or maybe HELL to infest everything and everywhere. Any minute crack and they're in the house. You walk outside and they're your hair, your nose and anywhere else they please. And they stink when you smash them. Went for a ride today down around the cypress swamps and I'd ride through clouds of them. It'd sound like someone threw a handful of BBs in the air when they would hit the windshield and face shield. Really pissed cause I already washed the bike once this year. DEATH to BEETLES!!!  >:(

Edit:  They are ubiquitous.

We have those things up here too. Our Dachshund likes to eat em. She makes a crazy face when she first bites into one.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 01, 2015, 05:11:34 pm
Pictures please.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: MrPepsi on November 01, 2015, 06:32:04 pm
Making a very good salary, but still not being able to afford real estate where you live.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on November 02, 2015, 03:30:04 am
Pictures please.
Jim, they are orange lady bugs. I have a dumb phone so I can't take pics but I can send you a bag full if you want to see them close up.  :)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on November 02, 2015, 03:32:01 am
Making a very good salary, but still not being able to afford real estate where you live.
Just as bad is being able to afford the mortgage payments but not the tribute to the Government added on top.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 02, 2015, 03:51:19 am
Jim, they are orange lady bugs. I have a dumb phone so I can't take pics but I can send you a bag full if you want to see them close up.  :)

I know.  I had one in my home the other day.  I want to see pics of Conrad's dach eating one.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on November 02, 2015, 04:42:47 am
I know.  I had one in my home the other day.  I want to see pics of Conrad's dach eating one.

I'll see what I can do for ya.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 02, 2015, 05:09:53 am
ASIAN BEETLES ..... every late fall these freaking bugs come out of the ground or maybe HELL to infest everything and everywhere. Any minute crack and they're in the house. You walk outside and they're your hair, your nose and anywhere else they please. And they stink when you smash them. Went for a ride today down around the cypress swamps and I'd ride through clouds of them. It'd sound like someone threw a handful of BBs in the air when they would hit the windshield and face shield. Really pissed cause I already washed the bike once this year. DEATH to BEETLES!!!  >:(

Edit:  They are ubiquitous.

Excellent use of the word of the day!  5 stars.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on February 04, 2016, 09:40:29 am
A virtual dissertation when a simple answer is all that is needed. Why do people do that? It's like I ask what time it is and I end up with a tutorial of how to build an atomic clock.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on February 04, 2016, 11:00:28 am
A virtual dissertation when a simple answer is all that is needed. Why do people do that? It's like I ask what time it is and I end up with a tutorial of how to build an atomic clock.

There are some people that absolutely need an easily accessible switch to turn off verbose mode.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Eupher on February 04, 2016, 01:50:39 pm
The bobboing camera style is becoming very popular due to folks with short attentions spans and the fact that movement keeps your eyes on the screen, it also is supposed to lend a kind of grittiness and a feeling as if you are there watching the actors and being in the same room, looking back and forth as if your eyes were the camera, its a technique that started awhile ago and made famous by shows like NYPD Blue. I hate it, its as if the director is trying to tell me where to look, where he thinks my attention should be. Have we becoming that stupid......oh..... never mind.

Drives me nuts too, which probably explains why I don't watch ANY television any more.

I always thought the technique was supposed to give you the belief that you were watching real stuff instead of a bunch of tired, overpaid, starving actors trying to pretend they're significant.  :nuts:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on February 04, 2016, 03:03:29 pm
The first time I really started noticing the camera shaking style was in the film "Man on Fire" with Denzel Washington and Dakota Fanning. Otherwise and excellent film IMO, but the constant shaking made me crazy and annoyed!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Sgt Mac on February 04, 2016, 04:55:30 pm
Being required to provide absurd amounts of constantly changing information the requesting person has no use for, cannot possibly put to use and has yet to realize I haven't updated in weeks.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Pilgrim on February 05, 2016, 03:46:33 am

... the continuous non-stop political tsunami that occurs here in New Hampshire due to the primary.  I'd be glad if it moved to another state.  Looking for volunteers, who wants it?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on February 05, 2016, 03:52:30 am
... the continuous non-stop political tsunami that occurs here in New Hampshire due to the primary.  I'd be glad if it moved to another state.  Looking for volunteers, who wants it?

Send it to Ill-inois. It's so screwed up here we'll never notice.  :(
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on February 05, 2016, 05:07:03 am
Send it to Ill-inois. It's so screwed up here we'll never notice.  :(

Yeah, who's gonna notice another turd in the cesspool?


Speaking of which...

Since our Ill-ustrious state hasn't passed this years budget YET (only 6 months overdue) lots of entities are running out of money.  >:(  My wife works at a state supported community college and they started laying folks off left and right this week, the state owes them $5mil. Fortunately she has seniority and is in (almost) no danger. She's quite upset though as you can imagine as her coworkers and friends get called into HR for the bad news.   :(
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on February 05, 2016, 05:39:01 am
Yeah, who's gonna notice another turd in the cesspool?


Speaking of which...

Since our Ill-ustrious state hasn't passed this years budget YET (only 6 months overdue) lots of entities are running out of money.  >:(  My wife works at a state supported community college and they started laying folks off left and right this week, the state owes them $5mil. Fortunately she has seniority and is in (almost) no danger. She's quite upset though as you can imagine as her coworkers and friends get called into HR for the bad news.   :(

...but our fearless leaders are still paying themselves. Since we are  paying them to screw us doesn't that make them whores?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on February 05, 2016, 05:53:23 am
...but our fearless leaders are still paying themselves. Since we are  paying them to screw us doesn't that make them whores?

It sure does! I have some other names for them as well.    >:(
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 05, 2016, 06:01:02 am
The first time I really started noticing the camera shaking style was in the film "Man on Fire" with Denzel Washington and Dakota Fanning. Otherwise and excellent film IMO, but the constant shaking made me crazy and annoyed!

I absolutely f :censored: ing hate that f :censored: ing **** poor lousy camera technique and some shows (like Modern Family) I won't watch at all because of it.  D :censored: n kids are the ones driving that I think.  Someone needs their a** kicked for inventing that piece of sh :censored: y camera work.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on February 05, 2016, 06:02:06 am
It sure does! I have some other names for them as well.    >:(

They should have their own reality show..." the Real Whores of Springfield ".
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on February 05, 2016, 07:12:08 am
I absolutely f :censored: ing hate that f :censored: ing **** poor lousy camera technique and some shows (like Modern Family) I won't watch at all because of it.  D :censored: n kids are the ones driving that I think.  Someone needs their a** kicked for inventing that piece of sh :censored: y camera work.

Subtle hints there but I'm guessing that you're not a fan of the shaky camera style eh Jim?

I never noticed that while watching Modern Family (one of the funniest shows EVER) myself. I'll pay more attention the next time. 
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 05, 2016, 07:21:45 am
Subtle hints there but I'm guessing that you're not a fan of the shaky camera style eh Jim?

Don't get me started...
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on February 05, 2016, 07:42:41 am
I absolutely f :censored: ing hate that f :censored: ing **** poor lousy camera technique and some shows (like Modern Family) I won't watch at all because of it.  D :censored: n kids are the ones driving that I think.  Someone needs their a** kicked for inventing that piece of sh :censored: y camera work.

+1 I wanted to send Tony Scott (director of "Man on Fire") an email saying "Home Depot called, they want their paint shaker back".
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 05, 2016, 08:25:36 am
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on March 23, 2016, 06:54:17 pm
"At the end of the day..."
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 23, 2016, 08:39:10 pm
Members that ask us questions and don't tell us the year of the bike they have...  Sometimes it does make a difference.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: maxtog on March 23, 2016, 09:57:10 pm
Members that ask us questions and don't tell us the year of the bike they have...

Or when you suggest they do or perhaps even put it in their signature or avatar line and they still don't :/

Quote
Sometimes it does make a difference.

It often does.  Oh well.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: SilverConnieRider on March 24, 2016, 03:26:29 pm
Members that ask us questions and don't tell us the year of the bike they have...  Sometimes it does make a difference.

That and when someone joins - then asks a question and we give 20 answers and they never reply again.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on March 25, 2016, 06:26:50 am
That and when someone joins - then asks a question and we give 20 answers and they never reply again.

+1 on that! How many times have we seen this happen? New guy has an issue and asks for help. Lots of guys come to his aid and asks for more detail about the problem and then we never hear from the guy again.

Oh well.    ::)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: AlbertaDoug on March 25, 2016, 11:13:28 pm
HOW can you be a African American or a Chinese American or a Mexican American et al ... If your born in America????  :o :o
 ??? ???
 :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: maxtog on March 26, 2016, 05:58:53 am
HOW can you be a African American or a Chinese American or a Mexican American et al ... If your born in America????  :o :o
 ??? ???
 :banghead: :banghead:

Don't even get me started on that.  THAT is one of the things that drives me super-hyper-crazy.  Stupidest political correctness stuff ever.  Africa is a continent, not a country.  And if I call myself "European American", that is somehow wrong???
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on March 26, 2016, 06:31:12 am
Anyone who feels they need to hyphenate their ancestry or origin or religion need to drop the American part then go the  :censored: home.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 26, 2016, 06:58:11 am
I'm English/American...but I was born in England... ;)   However I don't refer to myself as such.   I agree that if you were born here (US) legally, you are an 'American'.  If you were born in North or South America does that still make you an 'American'?  We are part of North America so could Canadians refer to themselves as 'American'?

From Wikipedia....further musings.

The meaning of the word American in the English language varies according to the historical, geographical, and political context in which it is used. American is derived from America, a term originally denoting all of the New World (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_World) (also called the Americas (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americas)). In some expressions, it retains this Pan-American sense, but its usage has evolved over time and, for various historical reasons, the word came to denote people or things specifically from the United States (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States) of America.
In modern English, Americans (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americans) generally refers to residents of the United States; among native English speakers this usage is almost universal, with any other use of the term requiring specification.[1] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_%28word%29#cite_note-Wilson-1) However, this default use has been the source of complaint by some residents of Latin America who feel that using the term solely for the United States misappropriates it.[2] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_%28word%29#cite_note-Mencken-2)[3] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_%28word%29#cite_note-Gage-3) They argue instead that "American" should be broadened to include people from anywhere in North or South America, not just the United States; these critics admit their proposed usage is uncommon in English.
The word can be used as both a noun (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noun) and an adjective (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adjective). In adjectival use, it is generally understood to mean "of or relating to the United States"; for example, "Elvis Presley (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvis_Presley) was an American singer" or "the American President gave a speech today". In noun form, it generally means U.S. citizen or national (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_nationality_law). The noun is rarely used in American English (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_English) to refer to people not connected to the United States.[1] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_%28word%29#cite_note-Wilson-1) When used with a grammatical qualifier (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grammatical_modifier), the adjective American can mean "of or relating to the Americas", as in Latin American (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latin_America) or Indigenous American (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigenous_peoples_of_the_Americas). Less frequently, the adjective can take this meaning without a qualifier, as in "American Spanish (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_dialects_and_varieties) dialects and pronunciation differ by country", or the name of the Organization of American States (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organization_of_American_States). A third use of the term pertains specifically to the indigenous peoples of the Americas (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigenous_peoples_of_the_Americas), for instance, "In the 16th century, many Americans died from imported diseases during the European conquest".
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: turbojoe78 on March 26, 2016, 07:05:23 am
I'm a Western European North American living in the North East ... does that make anyone crazy and annoyed?   ::)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on March 26, 2016, 07:09:55 am
I'm a Western European North American living in the North East ... does that make anyone crazy and annoyed?   ::)

As a matter of fact it does! Would you mind moving to the south west?  ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: maxtog on March 26, 2016, 07:26:17 am
I'm a Western European North American living in the North East ... does that make anyone crazy and annoyed?   ::)

And what if you are a white South African?  Would you be a "African South African American" or a "South African American" or an "African American" or just "white"?   And if you are a light-skinned Egyptian are you also "African American"?  And if you were half Chilean half Zulu would you be "South American American African American"?.  And what if your grandparents were from Zaire and moved to central America, are you "Central America African" or perhaps "African Central American"?  And if you are a black American and moved permanently to Africa but retained your American citizenship are you still "African American"?  Or are you "African American African?"

The stuff is just plan stupid and since it also doesn't seem to apply to just "whites" it is inconsistent, confusing, exclusionist, unfair, and perhaps even racist as a bonus.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on March 26, 2016, 07:29:12 am
I'm English/American...but I was born in England... ;)   However I don't refer to myself as such.   I agree that if you were born here (US) legally, you are an 'American'.  If you were born in North or South America does that still make you an 'American'?  We are part of North America so could Canadians refer to themselves as 'American'?
<snip>


blah blah blah....By right of possession and usage for 240 years we, the USofA, owns the term American. If you are a citizen of one of the 50 states (at least til we kick Hawaii out) you are American. That's it. No exceptions.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 26, 2016, 07:31:55 am
 :P
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: turbojoe78 on March 26, 2016, 07:52:30 am
blah blah blah....By right of possession and usage for 240 years we, the USofA, owns the term American. If you are a citizen of one of the 50 states (at least til we kick Hawaii out) you are American. That's it. No exceptions.

Alright alright ... I'm just an American ... with Western European roots ... living in the North East of North America ... but considering moving to the South West cause Conrad asked me to.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on March 26, 2016, 07:56:17 am
Alright alright ... I'm just an American ... with Western European roots ... living in the North East of North America ... but considering moving to the South West cause Conrad asked me to.

Thank you for your consideration. Please let me know when said move is complete so that I can revise my opinion of you.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on March 26, 2016, 08:00:38 am
 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 26, 2016, 12:07:10 pm
What a bunch of Twits.  But you're our Twits and we like you.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: tweeter55 on March 26, 2016, 03:00:23 pm
What a bunch of Twits.  But you're our Twits and we like you.
Speak for yourself. ;) ;)
Title: Re: What makes me just a little bit annoyed....
Post by: gPink on March 26, 2016, 04:10:58 pm
......is the lack of understanding of what it takes to be a good librarian/historian.  :chugbeer:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: maxtog on March 26, 2016, 09:15:13 pm
When a member can't stop for a long enough moment to think and realize that he's nitpicking [...] Nazi Nitpicker decides to declare

Sigh.  I guess resorting to personal attacks will make it all better and set people straight.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 27, 2016, 08:27:44 am
I'll tell you what really makes me annoyed....is members using this thread (or any thread for that matter) for personal attacks on other members. 
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on March 27, 2016, 10:07:07 am
Jim, allow me... :battle:   ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Eupher on May 05, 2016, 10:01:57 am
...finding out about this thread after I'd already started a thread about email and those who love the "copy all" feature and use it indiscriminately.

Two for two! I'm batting 1.000!  :D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: maxtog on May 05, 2016, 10:56:21 pm
...finding out about this thread after I'd already started a thread about email and those who love the "copy all" feature and use it indiscriminately.

Two for two! I'm batting 1.000!  :D

Meh.  At least it is open.
Go start threads on

"What muffler..."
"What tire..."
"What oil..."
"What headlights..."

etc.  'Cause we could certainly rehash those a few more hundred times :)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Hooligan on May 05, 2016, 10:57:39 pm
And what if you are a white South African?  Would you be a "African South African American" or a "South African American" or an "African American" or just "white"?   

The stuff is just plan stupid and since it also doesn't seem to apply to just "whites" it is inconsistent, confusing, exclusionist, unfair, and perhaps even racist as a bonus.

Well, I'm a white South African, and before 1992 (Apartheid ended), the term "European" was used. Now that apartheid is over for more that 2 decades, it still gets blamed for the happenings today. Even a guy called Jan van Riebeeck, who was the very 1st settler in the Cape of Good Hope back in 1652 got blamed by our ministers of parliament a while back.

This is not the forum for politics or history lessons, but having a government full of idiots, that have more criminal records than qualifications, just f@)*s me off. And the followers of our president is so blind to his corruption ( 733 charges of fraud pending against him), yet they will vote for him in the next election....
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on May 06, 2016, 03:08:33 am
not sure about south african gun laws, but if you can, buy a gun, and lots of ammo... or at least some gasoline....
ride safe,
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on May 06, 2016, 04:54:29 am
Well, I'm a white South African, and before 1992 (Apartheid ended), the term "European" was used. Now that apartheid is over for more that 2 decades, it still gets blamed for the happenings today. Even a guy called Jan van Riebeeck, who was the very 1st settler in the Cape of Good Hope back in 1652 got blamed by our ministers of parliament a while back.

This is not the forum for politics or history lessons, but having a government full of idiots, that have more criminal records than qualifications, just f@)*s me off. And the followers of our president is so blind to his corruption ( 733 charges of fraud pending against him), yet they will vote for him in the next election....

For a second or two there I thought you were talking about Illinois.    :o
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Hooligan on May 06, 2016, 05:14:40 am
not sure about south african gun laws, but if you can, buy a gun, and lots of ammo... or at least some gasoline....
ride safe,

Yes we do, and it is a complete and utter f@rk-up!! I do have 2x rifles though, and I'm surely and steadily building stock on ammo. Fortunately my younger brother is a collector, and has around 57 firearms. some don't shoot due to age, but most of them are still good. He also has lots of ammo. Joe public is restricted to 200 live rounds per calibre here. He is licensed to carry 5000 rounds per calibre.... I know exactly where to go when the paw-paw hits the fan....
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on May 06, 2016, 06:35:14 am
Well, I'm a white South African, and before 1992 (Apartheid ended), the term "European" was used. Now that apartheid is over for more that 2 decades, it still gets blamed for the happenings today. Even a guy called Jan van Riebeeck, who was the very 1st settler in the Cape of Good Hope back in 1652 got blamed by our ministers of parliament a while back.

This is not the forum for politics or history lessons, but having a government full of idiots, that have more criminal records than qualifications, just f@)*s me off. And the followers of our president is so blind to his corruption ( 733 charges of fraud pending against him), yet they will vote for him in the next election....



Except for the names and a few other changes, it's the same story here.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Eupher on May 06, 2016, 01:02:18 pm
Meh.  At least it is open.
Go start threads on

"What muffler..."
"What tire..."
"What oil..."
"What headlights..."

etc.  'Cause we could certainly rehash those a few more hundred times :)

No way -- I've definitely seen those threads.

Speaking of oil filters . . . :P
Title: Re: What makes me crazy....
Post by: Charlie747 on May 07, 2016, 03:17:49 am
Forum members saying it's my job to come up with smiley/emoticon locations....this makes me crazy.

But it is yer job oh great wise one  :chugbeer: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Charlie747 on May 07, 2016, 03:22:06 am
Women that say..........

 "if yer don't know by now I'm not going to tel yer"

 :banghead: :deadhorse:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: tweeter55 on May 07, 2016, 11:00:34 am
But it is yer job oh great wise one  :chugbeer: :rotflmao:
And the reason you get paid the big bucks for doing it. ;) ;) :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on May 07, 2016, 01:26:41 pm
And the reason you get paid the big bucks for doing it. ;) ;) :rotflmao:
yeah, none of the rest of us can afford a dress and a sword.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Charlie747 on May 07, 2016, 05:31:45 pm
And the reason you get paid the big bucks for doing it. ;) ;) :rotflmao:

yeah, none of the rest of us can afford a dress and a sword.

LMAO 👍😃
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 07, 2016, 07:37:56 pm
Don't knock it until you try it but it's a tunic, not a dress.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on May 07, 2016, 08:54:34 pm
Tomato, tomatoe
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Charlie747 on May 08, 2016, 12:13:04 pm
Don't knock it until you try it but it's a tunic, not a dress.

Kinky..............🍻👍😃
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Charlie747 on May 08, 2016, 12:21:21 pm
Not a problem that you guys and girls have your side of pond but................

People who don't know the "Highway Code" and sit in the middle lane when the nearside lane is empty on multi lane roads ..........

We are only legally allowed to pass on the right........although there is no law to stop you passing on the left and effectively undertaking the vehicle the law hate it and throw the book at you with dangerous driving etc etc.........licence loosing stuff

These selfish people cause miles of traffic back up on our roads and are a danger to others

Bah Humbug  :shoot: :censored: :censored: :cannon:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on May 08, 2016, 12:39:16 pm
Charlie, our counterpart is the 'left-lane driver'. f---king a--holes.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 08, 2016, 01:56:00 pm
Saw a few of those today.  One was a driver talking on a cell phone.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on May 09, 2016, 07:14:10 am
Not a problem that you guys and girls have your side of pond but................

People who don't know the "Highway Code" and sit in the middle lane when the nearside lane is empty on multi lane roads ..........

We are only legally allowed to pass on the right........although there is no law to stop you passing on the left and effectively undertaking the vehicle the law hate it and throw the book at you with dangerous driving etc etc.........licence loosing stuff

These selfish people cause miles of traffic back up on our roads and are a danger to others

Bah Humbug  :shoot: :censored: :censored: :cannon:

Come to Texas. Every a**hole who wants to go 10 under thinks the left lane is the place to be. If we didn't pass on the right, there wouldn't be any passing at all.  :battle: :cannon:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: maxtog on May 09, 2016, 05:44:03 pm
Come to Texas. Every a**hole who wants to go 10 under thinks the left lane is the place to be. If we didn't pass on the right, there wouldn't be any passing at all.  :battle: :cannon:

I think that is prevalent in many places.

It is interesting how many people believe that if they are going the speed limit, it is their "right" to be the in left [passing lane] and hold up traffic for miles.  They know they are "right" and are going to stay right next to someone in the other lane going the same speed and enforce their stance on everyone else..... and then some of the people they **** off start doing very dangerous stuff (use your imagination... lights, honking, tailgating, passing on the the shoulders or exit/ramp lanes, etc).

Other people I guess are just completely oblivious.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 10, 2016, 05:30:10 am
I rode (car) with a guy once that did that, it's all I could do to keep from screaming  :yikes: .   Very very uncomfortable ride.  And you are correct, he was totally oblivious to drivers passing him on the right giving mean glares, fingers, honking a horn, flashing lights, etc...  I'm thinking that maybe in a past life, they lived where the steering wheel was on the right side.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on May 10, 2016, 07:06:46 am
I think that is prevalent in many places.

It is interesting how many people believe that if they are going the speed limit, it is their "right" to be the in left [passing lane] and hold up traffic for miles.  They know they are "right" and are going to stay right next to someone in the other lane going the same speed and enforce their stance on everyone else..... and then some of the people they **** off start doing very dangerous stuff (use your imagination... lights, honking, tailgating, passing on the the shoulders or exit/ramp lanes, etc).

Other people I guess are just completely oblivious.

My brother some years ago was at a traffic school where someone in the class was proud of the fact that they like enforcing the speed limit by doing that. Ironic that this a**hole was in a traffic class for speeding. Luckily the cop teaching the class told him it was not his (the students) job to enforce the speed limit and that it was dangerous.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Cold Streak on May 10, 2016, 08:15:11 am
I've been known to work my way in front of these a'holes, then slow down until they get pissed and finally move over into the right lane.  I then speed away with a smile.  My work here is done! I don't do it on the bike though.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: EZ on May 10, 2016, 08:30:59 am
Back in the day of pagers (no cameras on any I knew of) A couple of taps to the rear bumper at speed convinced even the most stubborn that it was probably in their best interest to move aside. I know, Iknow "two wrongs don't make a right" but they sure did move right! I miss those days, but mainly cause I had hair back then.  >:(
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Charlie747 on May 10, 2016, 03:21:11 pm
Back in the day of pagers (no cameras on any I knew of) A couple of taps to the rear bumper at speed convinced even the most stubborn that it was probably in their best interest to move aside. I know, Iknow "two wrongs don't make a right" but they sure did move right! I miss those days, but mainly cause I had hair back then.  >:(

I miss my hair also  :chugbeer:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: maxtog on May 10, 2016, 04:45:26 pm
I've been known to work my way in front of these a'holes, then slow down until they get pissed and finally move over into the right lane.  I then speed away with a smile.  My work here is done! I don't do it on the bike though.

I have to admit I have done that myself, too, a few times.  Also not on the bike...

Two wrongs don't make a right.... but it can sure feel good to be the occasional deliverer of karma.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on May 10, 2016, 04:49:51 pm
I have to admit I have done that myself, too, a few times.  Also not on the bike...

Two wrongs don't make a right.... but it can sure feel good to be the occasional deliverer of karma.

It's not two wrongs if you're rightly correcting a wrong.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: maxtog on May 10, 2016, 04:50:05 pm
I miss my hair also  :chugbeer:

Don't remind me :(
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conniesaki on May 10, 2016, 07:36:12 pm
2 wrongs don't make a right, but 3 lefts do.



Oh, and that was just a geometric statement, not a political one :P
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 11, 2016, 05:29:15 am
I miss my hair also  :chugbeer:

+1

2 wrongs don't make a right, but 3 lefts do.



Oh, and that was just a geometric statement, not a political one :P

 :)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on May 11, 2016, 06:21:06 am
I miss my hair also  :chugbeer:

It's been so long since I've had hair, i can't remember it.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Charlie747 on May 11, 2016, 05:31:38 pm
It's been so long since I've had hair, i can't remember it.

Lol

Things that make me......etc etc.......

Head hair replaced by nature to grow from yer nose and ears.........bloody stuff irritates me like mad
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Strawboss on May 16, 2016, 11:41:20 am
Glucometers are calibrated for capillary blood, not venous blood. Eating more calories than your body burns causes you to gain weight. The poop from Canada geese blends well with springtime grass. Do not store slippery ceramic items on other slippery ceramic items at angles that produce movement. Cold air over warm water produces clouds and sometimes snow in May. My in-laws are idiots.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Eupher on May 17, 2016, 10:02:44 am
Cagers whose heads you can't see -- only knuckles. Running TV screens at gas stations. Arrogant motorcycle dealer owners.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: MrPepsi on May 17, 2016, 10:52:17 am
Cage after cage after cage with drivers staring at their phone.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Charlie747 on May 17, 2016, 04:51:26 pm
Cage after cage after cage with drivers staring at their phone.

Agree 100% with you 🍻👍😃
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on May 18, 2016, 05:17:27 am
Cage after cage after cage with drivers staring at their phone.

I just don't get it! Drive the :censored: car you morons!!!    >:(
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on May 18, 2016, 06:09:16 am
...or better yet ...TAKE THE BUS!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Cold Streak on May 18, 2016, 07:12:30 am
People who pull into a busy gas station and act like they've never filled the car/bike before.  Fumble around looking for the credit card, stare at the pump for awhile.  Slowly go through the menus.  etc.  I'm usually buttoning up and leaving before some of these morons have a gallon into the vehicle.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Charlie747 on May 18, 2016, 06:51:03 pm
Never thought of this as subject for this thread.............BUT..................now you've brought it to my attention.............

Agree with you 100% 🍻👍😃
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Charlie747 on May 18, 2016, 06:52:38 pm
Trying to post a picture from dump bucket to the forum from my iPad mini

Dump bucket = Photo bucket  :cannon:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Hooligan on May 18, 2016, 11:21:22 pm
Tele-sales people phoning you randomly to try and sell all types of sh 1 t to you, and expect you to be friendly and understanding when you say "no thanks", but they keep pushing the envelope.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: O.C. on May 19, 2016, 01:42:16 am
Product packaging that is impossible to get in to  >:(

BTW I find this becomes more difficult the older I get  :-[     
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Hooligan on May 19, 2016, 05:22:26 am
Product packaging that is impossible to get in to  >:(

BTW I find this becomes more difficult the older I get  :-[     

I find that a very sharp knife normally works for that..... ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 19, 2016, 05:27:06 am
People who pull into a busy gas station and act like they've never filled the car/bike before.  Fumble around looking for the credit card, stare at the pump for awhile.  Slowly go through the menus.  etc.  I'm usually buttoning up and leaving before some of these morons have a gallon into the vehicle.

Or people that pay with cash so they park the car at the pump, walk in and pay, come back out, pump the gas, leave the car again, stand in line, buy snacks/lottery tickets/bathroom, come back to the car and then leave 20 minutes after they pull in.

Tele-sales people phoning you randomly to try and sell all types of sh 1 t to you, and expect you to be friendly and understanding when you say "no thanks", but they keep pushing the envelope.

I fixed that by buying a portable phone system that has the ability to block up to 250 calls.  I block any number that I don't recognize or they don't leave a message.

Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Hooligan on May 19, 2016, 05:33:24 am

I fixed that by buying a portable phone system that has the ability to block up to 250 calls.  I block any number that I don't recognize or they don't leave a message.

The problem is that my work requires me to do standby, and when they phone it comes up as an unknown (blocked) number. Tele-sales people have the same system, where the numbers does not show. I have to answer unknown numbers, as it could be work related.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: maxtog on May 19, 2016, 06:03:16 am
Or people that pay with cash so they park the car at the pump, walk in and pay,

Well, that really isn't their fault...... paying with cash is perfectly reasonable.  And years ago, you could pump, then pay.
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Post by: Deziner on May 19, 2016, 07:48:34 am
I always pay with cash. Then again, I know how much fuel I want and I only make one trip in to the store. If you don't know how much fuel it takes to fill your vehicle, you are too stupid to drive.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conniesaki on May 19, 2016, 08:22:41 am
Tele-sales people phoning you randomly to try and sell all types of sh 1 t to you, and expect you to be friendly and understanding when you say "no thanks", but they keep pushing the envelope.

Years ago I started simply hanging up on them, cold turkey, middle of the sentence. Felt a lil' bad for a while at first, but now I've been doing it for so many years I don't even give it a 2nd thought. Hang up and continue on with my day. I just realized that I don't care to extend for one moment longer a conversation with somebody who's just trying to sell me something I didn't ask for and don't need or want. Pretty sure most of the calls are placed by computers, and when it detects that you've answered the call is transferred to one of their salespeople. Yeah, no problem whatsoever hanging up on that situation.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on May 19, 2016, 09:00:20 am
Years ago I started simply hanging up on them, cold turkey, middle of the sentence. Felt a lil' bad for a while at first, but now I've been doing it for so many years I don't even give it a 2nd thought. Hang up and continue on with my day. I just realized that I don't care to extend for one moment longer a conversation with somebody who's just trying to sell me something I didn't ask for and don't need or want. Pretty sure most of the calls are placed by computers, and when it detects that you've answered the call is transferred to one of their salespeople. Yeah, no problem whatsoever hanging up on that situation.

+1 No need to feel bad. In fact your doing them a favor. If they are getting paid by commission, they can move on to the next prospect quicker.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Classvino on May 19, 2016, 09:50:35 am
And in the same vein as the Gas Station newbies....

Just how long do you have to own a vehicle before you remember which side the fuel cap is on?

(I guess this hasn't happened much to me lately, but that just makes it more annoying when you watch someone get out and stare in wonder at the wrong side of their car wondering where the fuel hatch has gone....)

I could understand it happening on a rental, but on a regular vehicle?  Sheesh !

Jamie
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 19, 2016, 10:33:37 am
I've always found that if you look at the fuel gauge it tells you which side the filler is on.  I wonder why we don't have that on bikes?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on May 19, 2016, 12:18:42 pm
I've always found that if you look at the fuel gauge it tells you which side the filler is on.  I wonder why we don't have that on bikes?

 :doh: :battle:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Charlie747 on May 19, 2016, 01:28:11 pm
:doh: :battle:

Totally agree.........he must of run out of 🍻🍻🍻🍻🍻🍻🍻🍻🍻🍻👍😃
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 19, 2016, 03:24:31 pm
 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: maxtog on May 19, 2016, 03:45:11 pm
Years ago I started simply hanging up on them, cold turkey, middle of the sentence. Felt a lil' bad for a while at first, but now I've been doing it for so many years I don't even give it a 2nd thought. Hang up and continue on with my day. I just realized that I don't care to extend for one moment longer a conversation with somebody who's just trying to sell me something I didn't ask for and don't need or want. Pretty sure most of the calls are placed by computers, and when it detects that you've answered the call is transferred to one of their salespeople. Yeah, no problem whatsoever hanging up on that situation.

I always interrupt them and say "please remove this number from all your lists... bye" and hang up.

Such calls really should be illegal (and criminal, not civil), especially the robot dialers.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Charlie747 on May 19, 2016, 05:00:19 pm
I always interrupt them and say "please remove this number from all your lists... bye" and hang up.

Such calls really should be illegal (and criminal, not civil), especially the robot dialers.

Agree 100%

I've take to replying to their announcement of who they are with the following.

"This is a private government number. This call is being recorded. Please state for the record your name date of birth and employer details"

Normally have them hang up
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on May 20, 2016, 05:20:09 am
Agree 100%

I've take to replying to their announcement of who they are with the following.

"This is a private government number. This call is being recorded. Please state for the record your name date of birth and employer details"

Normally have them hang up

If I don't recognize the number I don't answer the phone. Simple as that. If it's an important call they'll leave a message.

Rachel hates when I do this...
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: maxtog on May 20, 2016, 05:32:28 am
If I don't recognize the number I don't answer the phone.

I don't have caller ID at home  :)

Quote
Simple as that. If it's an important call they'll leave a message.

I do follow that procedure with my cell phone, though.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on May 20, 2016, 05:42:57 am
I don't have caller ID at home  :)

I do follow that procedure with my cell phone, though.

Why even have a land line? We got rid of ours years ago.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on May 20, 2016, 07:30:45 am
Why even have a land line? We got rid of ours years ago.

Me too.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conniesaki on May 20, 2016, 12:33:24 pm
I always interrupt them and say "please remove this number from all your lists... bye" and hang up.

What you do: I always interrupt them and say "please remove this number from all your lists... bye" and hang up.

What I do: I always interrupt them and say "please remove this number from all your lists... bye" and hang up.

 :)

I just think you're wasting your breath.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conniesaki on May 20, 2016, 12:45:38 pm
Why even have a land line? We got rid of ours years ago.

Got rid of our AT&T land line 3 or 4 years ago ... but before doing so I ported the number to Google Voice, so was able to keep my phone number I've had since 1992, and now no monthly fees ... $0.00. Calls go thru a tiny box connected to our internet connection, so I had to buy that box for something like $40, and buy the cheapest WalMart cell phone I could find ... $7 ... use it one time just for the porting procedure, and when done throw it away. Now, unless you walk into the utility room where our internet comes in to the house, you would have no way of knowing we don't have standard land line service ... even caller ID works thru it.

Do we need that line? No, not really ... but sometimes I prefer the call quality of that 'land line' vs cell phone. And total cost was ~$50, and just a one-time cost. Like I said, that was 3 or 4 years ago. And ~8 months ago we moved, and the 'land line' works in the new house exactly as before without me doing anything to even configure it. I just brought the little box ... called an Obihai ... with us, plugged it in, and signed up for internet.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on May 20, 2016, 12:48:10 pm
How is your internet service delivered?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conniesaki on May 20, 2016, 12:48:21 pm
When I pick up a red ball point pen only to find out the ink itself is either black or blue.

Why make a pen red if the ink isn't red??  :-\
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conniesaki on May 20, 2016, 12:49:02 pm
How is your internet service delivered?

Cox DSL ... wire running from a utility pole underground to the house.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conniesaki on May 20, 2016, 01:34:36 pm
Years ago I started simply hanging up on them, cold turkey, middle of the sentence. Felt a lil' bad for a while at first, but now I've been doing it for so many years I don't even give it a 2nd thought. Hang up and continue on with my day. I just realized that I don't care to extend for one moment longer a conversation with somebody who's just trying to sell me something I didn't ask for and don't need or want. Pretty sure most of the calls are placed by computers, and when it detects that you've answered the call is transferred to one of their salespeople. Yeah, no problem whatsoever hanging up on that situation.

Ha ... just got one. Call from a South Florida # I don't recognize. I answered and said hello, heard about a second and a half of quiet, then a slight click and a person who said "Hello I'd like to speak to the owner of the business ..." CLICK. He gone.

Man, I shouldn't have even let 'em get past "Hello I'd like". I gotta work on my reaction times.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: maxtog on May 20, 2016, 03:44:02 pm
Why even have a land line? We got rid of ours years ago.

* Because it has no batteries to fail
* Because during the hurricanes it worked while cells did not
* Because I have extensions throughout the house
* Safety
* Redundancy
* Voice quality is better for long conversations

The problem is they keep raising the price, which makes no sense.  I have a featureless line, limited number of calls per month, no LD, lowest possible price.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: maxtog on May 20, 2016, 03:46:07 pm
What you do: I always interrupt them and say "please remove this number from all your lists... bye" and hang up.

What I do: I always interrupt them and say "please remove this number from all your lists... bye" and hang up.

 :)

I just think you're wasting your breath.

Theoretically they are required to remove your number from lists if you ask it.  By hanging up, they have not been told anything, so you might get called again.  Of course, they probably don't care either way.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: maxtog on May 20, 2016, 03:47:39 pm
Ha ... just got one. Call from a South Florida # I don't recognize. I answered and said hello, heard about a second and a half of quiet, then a slight click and a person who said "Hello I'd like to speak to the owner of the business ..." CLICK. He gone.

Yep, that is the robo dialer.  Should be illegal and criminal.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on May 21, 2016, 05:45:14 am
Theoretically they are required to remove your number from lists if you ask it.  By hanging up, they have not been told anything, so you might get called again.  Of course, they probably don't care either way.

The people who work in these 'call centers' don't give two shits if you ask them to remove your number from their lists. Who's going to catch them if they don't? A person can't even get the real phone number that their calling from. If you call one of these numbers back right away, in most cases, you'll find that the number doesn't even exist.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: maxtog on May 21, 2016, 11:08:44 pm
The people who work in these 'call centers' don't give two shits if you ask them to remove your number from their lists. Who's going to catch them if they don't? A person can't even get the real phone number that their calling from. If you call one of these numbers back right away, in most cases, you'll find that the number doesn't even exist.

Yep, theory and reality often don't coincide.... especially when it involves people.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 22, 2016, 03:51:48 pm
* Because it has no batteries to fail
* Because during the hurricanes it worked while cells did not
* Because I have extensions throughout the house
* Safety
* Redundancy
* Voice quality is better for long conversations

The problem is they keep raising the price, which makes no sense.  I have a featureless line, limited number of calls per month, no LD, lowest possible price.

Sure it makes sense.  One, they don't want to maintain those lines anymore.  Two, it's harder to get parts.  Three, the techs that can maintain them are retiring or dead.  With that being said, I still have mine but the urge to get rid of it is rising.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on May 27, 2016, 05:01:00 am
This doesn't just make me crazy and annoyed, it pissed me right the :censored: off!!!!

Motorcycle riders who 'can't see' other motorcycle riders!!!

I was heading into town yesterday on my bike. 4 lane road and I see another rider approaching from a side street on the right. There's a stop sign for him and I'm thinking surly he's going to stop right? He's moving pretty fast on his ape hanger equipped LOUD assed cruiser (you know the type, sleeveless MC club shirt, doo rag, no helmet of course). Um, he's going to stop right? Wrong! I'm in the right hand lane and he swings wide without even slowing for the stop sign. If not for my cat like reflexes (and the fact that I was watching him) he would have taken me out! I hit the brakes hard and he pulls out in front of me. The son of a bitch didn't even see me!!! He changes lanes, again without looking, and we end up at the stop light together. I wanted to let him know what he just did but the asshole has his ear buds in and his bike is so damn loud that he wouldn't be able to hear a damn thing that I said anyways.  >:(
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on May 27, 2016, 05:24:09 am
http://youtu.be/Zx9tTkTmM8U (http://youtu.be/Zx9tTkTmM8U)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: maxtog on May 27, 2016, 06:09:26 am
This doesn't just make me crazy and annoyed, it pissed me right the :censored: off!!!!

Motorcycle riders who 'can't see' other motorcycle riders!!!

That's because his type aren't motorcycle riders, they are motorcycle exhibitionists.  Big difference.

(I like to call them "chrome lawnmower exhibitionists", since what they ride are typically low-tech, slow, loud, unbalanced, low, can't corner, vibrate to death, etc; usually come out only once a week or two but not in the winter when the grass doesn't grow; are covered in chrome; and are all about "look at me", "pay attention to me", "listen to me")
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on May 27, 2016, 06:32:55 am
Much of the same can be said for squids .
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Post by: Classvino on May 27, 2016, 07:03:06 am
Much of the same can be said for squids .

Yup.  It's not the bike, or the apparel, it's the rider !

Locally, (other than the loud pipes) the Crotch rocket riders are more of a menace than the cruiser riders. Probably because the cruiser riders are all older than the squids. There's bad apples in every barrel.

Jamie
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 27, 2016, 07:56:28 am
Did the first oil change in my Tacoma.  All went well until I unscrewed the oil cap.  Didn't have a good grip on it and it fell into the engine bay.  Still can't find it.   :doh: :doh: :doh: Stuck some rags in the filler neck and I'll look again on Sunday when it's going to be cooler outside.  Did the same thing to my daughter's Honda Accord.  On the bright side, she doesn't bring it to me for oil changes anymore.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on May 27, 2016, 09:22:39 am
Who are you going to take yours to now?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on May 27, 2016, 09:48:16 am
 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Eupher on May 27, 2016, 09:57:27 am
Who are you going to take yours to now?

 :popcorn:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 27, 2016, 11:56:58 am
I'm going to leave it be until later this afternoon and try looking for it again.  They really ought to make these caps in color other than black....bright yellow or orange comes to mind.

Update:  I found it after going back and looking throughout the engine bay 4 or 5 times.  Was just looking down from the top and tried to determine where it might have fell.  Looked at the radiator shroud and wondered if it had fell into the bottom of it.  Started feeling around and there it was.  That was really depressing me.  Glad I found it.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: maxtog on May 27, 2016, 05:01:41 pm
Much of the same can be said for squids .

As far as attitude and noise, very true
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Hooligan on May 28, 2016, 01:36:17 am
As far as attitude and noise, very true

Going to a rally, and there is this 20-something y/o, trying to break his bike's motor by revving it into the limiters/valve bounce, while I'm trying to have a conversation with my Brothers, or listening to the band playing.

Being a rally organiser myself, I know how the okes gets pissed off. Even the band starts to get irritated.

A few years back, we had an oke pull his bike into the main tent, and limiting the crap out of his bike. It got so bad, that he blew one of the band's speakers. Needless to say, the following year we started putting up fences to prevent the "Fidiots" (f  :censored: ng idiots) from getting their bikes into the main tent.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on May 28, 2016, 04:34:39 am
That's because his type aren't motorcycle riders, they are motorcycle exhibitionists.  Big difference.

(I like to call them "chrome lawnmower exhibitionists", since what they ride are typically low-tech, slow, loud, unbalanced, low, can't corner, vibrate to death, etc; usually come out only once a week or two but not in the winter when the grass doesn't grow; are covered in chrome; and are all about "look at me", "pay attention to me", "listen to me")

I agree. And when we were sitting at the light together the dickhead did his best to pretend that I wasn't even there (I almost wasn't...) .
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on May 28, 2016, 04:35:48 am
I'm going to leave it be until later this afternoon and try looking for it again.  They really ought to make these caps in color other than black....bright yellow or orange comes to mind.

Update:  I found it after going back and looking throughout the engine bay 4 or 5 times.  Was just looking down from the top and tried to determine where it might have fell.  Looked at the radiator shroud and wondered if it had fell into the bottom of it.  Started feeling around and there it was.  That was really depressing me.  Glad I found it.

You might want to put a tether on that thing.   ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on May 28, 2016, 08:01:00 am
You might want to put a tether on that thing.   ;)

Had Brian posted that, an "easy boys" would have been included.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 28, 2016, 03:18:32 pm
 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 05, 2016, 08:03:56 pm
Rivets...the metal ones, not the noise the frogs (amphibians) make.

Bought a Tacoma Sport the end of March.   Decided to add Redline Quick Hood Lift system to the hood as it's damnably heavy as the Sport has extra stuff in it's hood.  Also the taller tires don't help.  This system has to be riveted to the hood.  Bought a nice Stanley MR77C riveter in preparation and practiced with it before hand as I haven't done much of that up to now.

Measured everything and got the holes drilled and then put the first rivet in.  All went fine and I was ready for the second one and noticed the shank of the previous rivet was still there.  Couldn't get that darn thing out.  Decided to unscrew the piece in the back and try to get it out that way...1.5 hours later it was still in.  When I unscrewed that piece a spring decided to leave in a hurry as well as all the parts therein.  Took awhile to get them all back in place.  Did the second rivet and of course that shank wouldn't come out either.  Great idea!  Use a very narrow rod to force it out.  Damn rod got stuck.  Took more time to get that out.

They say that this job takes about an hour and half to put everything in place.  It took me 4 hours to do one bracket.  I have three more to do.  I can't wait.  :_shudder_Emoticon :censored:
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Post by: jettawreck on August 05, 2016, 08:29:48 pm
Usually if you fully retract the handle of the riveter the shank will fall out.
Frogs say ribbit.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 05, 2016, 09:13:31 pm
gully retract?  Nothing I did made it just fall out.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: jettawreck on August 06, 2016, 07:01:26 am
 
gully retract?  Nothing I did made it just fall out.

 :-[ :-[ fixed it, sorry.
Sounds like the tool has a defect.
Enough to make a guy get annoyed and go crazy for sure.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 06, 2016, 11:37:16 am
It's a pain for sure but I figured out what to do to get it out easier than taking it apart.  Used a small vice grip and just 'unscrewed' it.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on August 08, 2016, 05:00:54 am
Rivets...the metal ones, not the noise the frogs (amphibians) make.

Bought a Tacoma Sport the end of March.   Decided to add Redline Quick Hood Lift system to the hood as it's damnably heavy as the Sport has extra stuff in it's hood.  Also the taller tires don't help.  This system has to be riveted to the hood.  Bought a nice Stanley MR77C riveter in preparation and practiced with it before hand as I haven't done much of that up to now.

Measured everything and got the holes drilled and then put the first rivet in.  All went fine and I was ready for the second one and noticed the shank of the previous rivet was still there.  Couldn't get that darn thing out.  Decided to unscrew the piece in the back and try to get it out that way...1.5 hours later it was still in.  When I unscrewed that piece a spring decided to leave in a hurry as well as all the parts therein.  Took awhile to get them all back in place.  Did the second rivet and of course that shank wouldn't come out either.  Great idea!  Use a very narrow rod to force it out.  Damn rod got stuck.  Took more time to get that out.

They say that this job takes about an hour and half to put everything in place.  It took me 4 hours to do one bracket.  I have three more to do.  I can't wait.  :_shudder_Emoticon :censored:

The 'shank' should break off and come out. If it isn't breaking off then you need to give the rivet gun a few more squeezes till it does.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on August 08, 2016, 05:03:12 am
The 'shank' should break off and come out. If it isn't breaking off then you need to give the rivet gun a few more squeezes till it does.

An 'easy boys' or two might be appropriate.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 08, 2016, 07:14:09 am
It's breaking off ok, just that broke off piece isn't coming out without persuasion.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on August 08, 2016, 07:16:22 am
A little lube before you squeeze?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 08, 2016, 07:51:28 am
That won't work in this case.  There is a cone shaped gripper just inside the head piece with teeth.  I tried backing off on the spring tension but still no joy.  I'm done with that job and probably won't use the rivet gun for awhile.  The struts came out well and work great.  The last three pieces I riveted on only took about an hour after I figured out what to do with the gun.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on August 08, 2016, 01:44:07 pm
Stanley ain't what it used to be. I have had a Marson for nearly 30 years and have had zero issues with it.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 09, 2016, 04:10:37 am
Seems that way with a lot of things these days.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on August 09, 2016, 07:55:54 am
Levis are making me crazy and annoyed. I have lived in Levis for most of my 60 years. First original shrink to fit, button down 501's and now for at least 30 years, 505 zipper jeans. But about 3 years ago some marketing genus decided that one of the oldest brands which most people would link with "simple quality" would be much better by removing 2 of the belt loops, using thinner cloth and the very best part, make the pockets 1 1/2 inches shallower. Are you fricking kidding me? That puts my cell phone right at the bend when I sit down. How much do you save in manufacturing by having 2 less belt loops and a shallow pocket when considering they still charge at least $20 more than the competition for the brand? I have now sent them 2 letters and their response is "if you think they are defective, take them back to the store".
 :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on August 09, 2016, 08:08:44 am
Levis are making me crazy and annoyed. I have lived in Levis for most of my 60 years. First original shrink to fit, button down 501's and now for at least 30 years, 505 zipper jeans. But about 3 years ago some marketing genus decided that one of the oldest brands which most people would link with "simple quality" would be much better by removing 2 of the belt loops, using thinner cloth and the very best part, make the pockets 1 1/2 inches shallower. Are you fricking kidding me? That puts my cell phone right at the bend when I sit down. How much do you save in manufacturing by having 2 less belt loops and a shallow pocket when considering they still charge at least $20 more than the competition for the brand? I have now sent them 2 letters and their response is "if you think they are defective, take them back to the store".
 :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

AND Levi Strauss supports gun control! I have been boycotting them for 20 years.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: fartymarty on August 09, 2016, 08:16:11 am
Levis are making me crazy and annoyed. I have lived in Levis for most of my 60 years. First original shrink to fit, button down 501's and now for at least 30 years, 505 zipper jeans. But about 3 years ago some marketing genus decided that one of the oldest brands which most people would link with "simple quality" would be much better by removing 2 of the belt loops, using thinner cloth and the very best part, make the pockets 1 1/2 inches shallower. Are you fricking kidding me? That puts my cell phone right at the bend when I sit down. How much do you save in manufacturing by having 2 less belt loops and a shallow pocket when considering they still charge at least $20 more than the competition for the brand? I have now sent them 2 letters and their response is "if you think they are defective, take them back to the store".
 :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

You should have switched to Wranglers years ago, they've always* been the better jean.  :thumbs:   (* Jeans have a long history, always in this instance means since the early 70s when I first started comparison shopping for my own clothes . ::) I have no idea what Wrangler's stance is on gun control, nor do I care.)  I have to agree with you about customer service response, it pretty much sucks these days. I'm sure they have maybe 6 form letters to pick from to send out to the mail/email they get. I'm always surprised when I get a response that seems like someone actually read and responded to what I said rather than one that simply categorized it and sent the appropriate closest to the subject canned response. Same thing on the phone when I get someone without a foreign accent.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: B.D.F. on August 09, 2016, 10:00:56 am
True enough. I think I can stick an 'Easy Boys' into anything (Easy Boys!)..... oh, hey, look at that.

Brian

Had Brian posted that, an "easy boys" would have been included.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on August 09, 2016, 12:06:55 pm
You should have switched to Wranglers years ago, they've always* been the better jean.  :thumbs:   (* Jeans have a long history, always in this instance means since the early 70s when I first started comparison shopping for my own clothes . ::) I have no idea what Wrangler's stance is on gun control, nor do I care.)  I have to agree with you about customer service response, it pretty much sucks these days. I'm sure they have maybe 6 form letters to pick from to send out to the mail/email they get. I'm always surprised when I get a response that seems like someone actually read and responded to what I said rather than one that simply categorized it and sent the appropriate closest to the subject canned response. Same thing on the phone when I get someone without a foreign accent.

So do Wranglers still have full size pockets?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on August 09, 2016, 01:16:50 pm
Can't find my Wranglers, but my Lee's aralmost the same as the Levi 505's
Lee pockets are 6-1/2" deep fronts, 6" dp rear, 3" dp watch pocket, 7 belt loops...
Levi 505's are 6-1/2" deep front and rear pockets, 3-1/2" dp watch pocket, 7 loops....

I kinda like the fit on the Lee's better...

Ride safe,
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on August 09, 2016, 05:19:11 pm
At the very front, my Wranglers measure 9" to the top of the watch pocket.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on August 09, 2016, 05:35:49 pm
third world levis suck... http://levistrauss.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Levi-Strauss-Co-Factory-List-June-2015.pdf (http://levistrauss.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Levi-Strauss-Co-Factory-List-June-2015.pdf)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: maxtog on August 09, 2016, 05:48:14 pm
You should have switched to Wranglers years ago, they've always* been the better jean. 

I have to agree... it is all I wear; Wrangler 5 Star Premium relaxed fit.  A fraction of the price of Levi's and they actually fit well, are comfortable, and last a long time.  I can also even easily find them in 29"... extremely rare for other jeans.  They even go on sale sometimes- even though regular price at $17 is great.

My only big complaint is that they are only available in blue, blue, blue, blue, blue, and black.  I also want greens, greys, and browns.  They added one color called "TM Wash" but I can't tell what it is supposed to be (I think it is supposed to be a grey) but doesn't matter because it is ONLY available in a few sizes (of course, not mine).  I still have a single pair of green from probably 20 years ago, but they are just tatters now.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Sgt Mac on August 09, 2016, 06:08:12 pm
Dickies Carpenter Pants

http://www.dickies.com/jeans/relaxed-fit-straight-leg-carpenter-duck-jean/DU212RBD+42+30.html?cm_mmc=Google-_-298459396-_-10473328876-_-{Null}&gclid=Cj0KEQjw_qW9BRCcv-Xc5Jn-26gBEiQAM-iJhUtTI_uurzEahviiNC6gqBcV8xC4tcigUOIvY83TU3YaAiK_8P8HAQ (http://www.dickies.com/jeans/relaxed-fit-straight-leg-carpenter-duck-jean/DU212RBD+42+30.html?cm_mmc=Google-_-298459396-_-10473328876-_-{Null}&gclid=Cj0KEQjw_qW9BRCcv-Xc5Jn-26gBEiQAM-iJhUtTI_uurzEahviiNC6gqBcV8xC4tcigUOIvY83TU3YaAiK_8P8HAQ)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: DaddyFlip on August 09, 2016, 07:04:12 pm
The jean features you hate appeal to younger folks. They don't wear belts and they want their phones to stick out so people can see what they are carrying. Thinner material is also appealing to the younger set.

I wouldn't wear jeans anymore and haven't for over a decade. Cotton pants, commonly referred to as khakis, preferably of the cargo persuasion, is what I wear exclusively. Jeans never dry out if they get wet; pants do.

Levis probably considers themselves a manufacturer instead of a consumer based corporation. Therefore, they leave customer service up to the retail outlets.

Speaking of which, I get tired of my wife complaining that "outlet malls" don't have good prices anymore. Outlet used to mean an off the beaten path warehouse-grade establishment where manufacturers could dump B grade merchandise at cost or less. Now it means a collection of retail stores arranged in an outdoor strip mall fashion replete with convenient food and beverage stops, all at retail prices. They trained folks to associate outlet with cheap and then decades later, pulled a bait and switch.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 09, 2016, 07:11:01 pm
I like Duluth Ball Room Jeans..

http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/mens/workwear/ballroom-jeans/20207.aspx?processor=content (http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/mens/workwear/ballroom-jeans/20207.aspx?processor=content)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: fartymarty on August 10, 2016, 08:54:06 am
I like Duluth Ball Room Jeans..

[url]http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/mens/workwear/ballroom-jeans/20207.aspx?processor=content[/url] ([url]http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/mens/workwear/ballroom-jeans/20207.aspx?processor=content[/url])


$54.50? Wow.. there's your deep pockets right there!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on August 10, 2016, 09:14:38 am
$54.50? Wow.. there's your deep pockets right there!

Well...they do advertise ball room.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on August 10, 2016, 11:58:13 am
I have to agree... it is all I wear; Wrangler 5 Star Premium relaxed fit.  A fraction of the price of Levi's and they actually fit well, are comfortable, and last a long time.  I can also even easily find them in 29"... extremely rare for other jeans.  They even go on sale sometimes- even though regular price at $17 is great.

My only big complaint is that they are only available in blue, blue, blue, blue, blue, and black.  I also want greens, greys, and browns.  They added one color called "TM Wash" but I can't tell what it is supposed to be (I think it is supposed to be a grey) but doesn't matter because it is ONLY available in a few sizes (of course, not mine).  I still have a single pair of green from probably 20 years ago, but they are just tatters now.

Just ordered a pair of Wrangle Premium regular fit. If I like them, I'll order more. All my old Levis 505's are decrepit and perfect for working on the bike but need new jeans for work. Someone at the Salvation Army is going to get one almost new and one never been worn pair of 505's.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on August 10, 2016, 12:00:31 pm
Can't find my Wranglers, but my Lee's aralmost the same as the Levi 505's
Lee pockets are 6-1/2" deep fronts, 6" dp rear, 3" dp watch pocket, 7 belt loops...
Levi 505's are 6-1/2" deep front and rear pockets, 3-1/2" dp watch pocket, 7 loops....

I kinda like the fit on the Lee's better...

Ride safe,

My old pairs of 505's measure 8.25 inches from the lowest point on entry to the bottom of the pocket. 6-1/2" sounds right for the newer 505's. Puts my cell phone right at the bend when sit down.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: maxtog on August 10, 2016, 03:27:29 pm
$54.50? Wow.. there's your deep pockets right there!

LOL!!!   :finger_fing11:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: maxtog on August 10, 2016, 03:30:36 pm
My old pairs of 505's measure 8.25 inches from the lowest point on entry to the bottom of the pocket. 6-1/2" sounds right for the newer 505's. Puts my cell phone right at the bend when sit down.

Wrangler 5 star relaxed fit 29 waist; pocket depth is 9" on the fly side and 6.5" on the outer side
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 10, 2016, 04:53:15 pm
$54.50? Wow.. there's your deep pockets right there!

Well worth it.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: jettawreck on August 10, 2016, 05:16:22 pm
Well worth it.

And 100% unconditional no bull guarantee.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: fartymarty on August 10, 2016, 05:51:07 pm
http://www.wrangler.com/shop/wrangler-comfort-solutions-series-comfort-fit-jean (http://www.wrangler.com/shop/wrangler-comfort-solutions-series-comfort-fit-jean)

$22.92  @ Wally world (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Wrangler-Men-s-Regular-Fit-Jeans-with-Comfort-Flex-Waistband/37611967)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 11, 2016, 04:49:35 am
Can't see using them in a Ball Room environment, but they have the same stretchyness as the Duluth's. 
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on August 11, 2016, 06:15:21 am
 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 12, 2016, 04:24:28 am
Meteor storms that happen at night while I'm sleeping.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on August 12, 2016, 04:49:49 am
Meteor storms that happen at night while I'm sleeping.

It happens throughout the day as well. Just a bit hard to see.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Hooligan on August 12, 2016, 05:08:45 am
It happens throughout the day as well. Just a bit hard to see.

We are too for down south of the equator to see it.... >:(
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on August 12, 2016, 05:11:55 am
We are too for down south of the equator to see it.... >:(

Who's fault is that?    ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on August 12, 2016, 05:20:08 am
We are too for down south of the equator to see it.... >:(
So you're saying you're on the wrong side of the flat earth?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 12, 2016, 05:26:42 am
It happens throughout the day as well. Just a bit hard to see.

 :)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on August 12, 2016, 06:49:14 am
Meteor storms that happen at night while I'm sleeping.

How can you tell?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: maxtog on August 12, 2016, 07:50:13 am
How can you tell?

If a tree falls...
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on August 12, 2016, 08:29:25 am
If a tree falls...

And the blind man tells his deaf daughter to get out the way!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 12, 2016, 05:33:54 pm
How can you tell?

C lets me know through this board.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Hooligan on August 12, 2016, 11:03:01 pm
Who's fault is that?    ;)

You offering to take the blame C.....?
 :thumbs: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on August 13, 2016, 07:13:46 am
You offering to take the blame C.....?
 :thumbs: :rotflmao:

I might as well because if I don't, somehow, my wife will blame me for it.    ;)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on August 14, 2016, 10:29:13 am
If a tree falls...

Yes, if a tree falls in the woods, a man is to blame.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 14, 2016, 01:20:40 pm
So beavers are totally blameless?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Hooligan on August 14, 2016, 10:50:43 pm
I might as well because if I don't, somehow, my wife will blame me for it.    ;)

I know that feeling all too well.......... :thumbs:
Come to think of it, I'm in the same boat Bud.... :censored:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on August 15, 2016, 04:30:02 am
I know that feeling all too well.......... :thumbs:
Come to think of it, I'm in the same boat Bud.... :censored:

 :chugbeer:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on August 15, 2016, 06:35:30 am
So beavers are totally blameless?

 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on September 26, 2016, 04:09:40 am
Went in to a Dunkin Donuts to get some coffee.   Four were in line to get something including me.   A person at the counter, two girls side by side, and then me.  The space between the two girls and the person at the counter was wide enough to drive my truck through.  I knew they were in line but it was all I could do to not say 'Are ya'll in line or are you just taking up space?'  Don't you just hate it when someone leaves a gap big enough to drive a truck through when you're waiting in line?   I was darn near out the door!  And of course there's the person that's never ordered donuts before taking a minute to select each donut to fill out their dozen!
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on September 26, 2016, 04:43:43 am
What was wrong with the drive thru?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on September 26, 2016, 05:01:42 am
No drive thru on this one..
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: maxtog on September 26, 2016, 05:34:56 am
Not really.

What I hate are stupid non-centralized/non-single queue lines.  No matter which line I get in, it is almost always slower than whatever the average is.  Is it really that hard to have a single line design?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on September 26, 2016, 05:57:09 am
It really doesn't matter....If you're not the lead dog the view never changes.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: DaddyFlip on September 26, 2016, 06:47:32 am
Not really.

What I hate are stupid non-centralized/non-single queue lines.  No matter which line I get in, it is almost always slower than whatever the average is.  Is it really that hard to have a single line design?

Communist much?  :o

On average, you should be in just as many fast lines as slow lines. The fact that you almost always perceive you are in the slower line is an indication of your ungratefulness when you are actually in the faster line. It's the selfish human nature that wants to be first preventing the single line design. Consider road construction. When the interstate gets pinched down to a single lane, the traffic line will move faster for everyone the further from the bottleneck everyone gets into a single line. But what happens? People in the back race ahead in the soon to be closed open lane, trying to break in the line, trying to be first, trying to minimize their wait at the expense of everyone's wait. This slows the line down for everyone.

Many shorter lines seem better than one long line to consumers. And then there's the matter of choice in a democratic society. Choose your own line and your own destiny, or have no choice and be herded into a single, socialistic line? A few places do the socialist thing; Old Navy, Barnes & Noble, etc.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: VirginiaJim on September 26, 2016, 06:57:15 am
I'm with Max on this one.  Even if a line appears shorter in say like Food Lion or Walmart (I detest going to either of these stores) something happens and it always slows down which makes me crazy and annoyed.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: gPink on September 26, 2016, 07:26:04 am
Screw it..... Exercise your Constitutional right to just cut to the front.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Deziner on September 26, 2016, 08:00:52 am
There are times when it makes me crazy to be in line, until I remember that I can either be in a hurry and wait or I can just wait. Either way, I'm waiting. Occasionally I choose to allow it to make me crazy, usually I don't.

It took me a LONG time and a TON of crazy to come to that realization.
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: DaddyFlip on September 26, 2016, 09:39:18 am
Screw it..... Exercise your Constitutional right to just cut to the front.

Which Article or Amendment guarantees that right?

The First? As in, "I want to be First!"

Or the Second? As in, "I WILL be First!"  ;D
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Rhino on September 26, 2016, 09:42:59 am
Here is a short documentary on how queuing in traffic lanes work in real life:

http://youtu.be/JrHjWRm-eXA (http://youtu.be/JrHjWRm-eXA)
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on September 26, 2016, 10:00:17 am
Here is a short documentary on how queuing in traffic lanes work in real life:

[url]http://youtu.be/JrHjWRm-eXA[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/JrHjWRm-eXA[/url])


 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: Conrad on September 26, 2016, 10:03:21 am
Communist much?  :o

On average, you should be in just as many fast lines as slow lines. The fact that you almost always perceive you are in the slower line is an indication of your ungratefulness when you are actually in the faster line. It's the selfish human nature that wants to be first preventing the single line design. Consider road construction. When the interstate gets pinched down to a single lane, the traffic line will move faster for everyone the further from the bottleneck everyone gets into a single line. But what happens? People in the back race ahead in the soon to be closed open lane, trying to break in the line, trying to be first, trying to minimize their wait at the expense of everyone's wait. This slows the line down for everyone.

Many shorter lines seem better than one long line to consumers. And then there's the matter of choice in a democratic society. Choose your own line and your own destiny, or have no choice and be herded into a single, socialistic line? A few places do the socialist thing; Old Navy, Barnes & Noble, etc.

That's quite the thoughtful reply!

Now factor into this the times we get in line at the 20 items or less checkout only to find that the person in front of you has no idea what 20 or less actually means.... 
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: DaddyFlip on September 26, 2016, 12:41:39 pm
The "documentary" illustrates my second point about multiple lines. I was taught once you've chosen your line, stay in it. Perceived benefits of the other line will evaporate like a mirage once you recommit, and you will have wasted all the time you invested in your original choice. Marriages are that way, too. Although, my attorney told me, "They say the grass is never greener. But sometimes, it is."

In re: 20 items or less. Remember when that line was 10 items or less? Was that because checkers got better or customers got more stupid or selfish?
Title: Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
Post by: maxtog on September 26, 2016, 04:05:31 pm
Communist much?  :o

Um.... hell no.  Fairness, yes.

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On average, you should be in just as many fast lines as slow lines. The fact that you almost always perceive you are in the slower line is an indication of your ungratefulness when you are actually in the faster line.

You are assuming it is a natural distribution and that I don't have bad luck.  Not sure either is true.  The other thing is it has nothing to do with selfishness... I think it is just as unfair when I DO get a fast line, it screws everyone else.

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It's the selfish human nature that wants to be first preventing the single line design. Consider road construction. When the interstate gets pinched down to a single lane, the traffic line will move faster for everyone the further from the bottleneck everyone gets into a single line. But what happens? People in the back race ahead in the soon to be closed open lane, trying to break in the line, trying to be first, trying to minimize their wait at the expense of everyone's wait. This slows the line down for everyone.

It is not the same as that at all.  In the store/service case it is a single queue but would have multiple customer service reps at the other side.  I don't see how this is a reasonable comparison.  Traffic is totally different- you can generally change lanes and are not "cutting in line" because it really isn't a line but a path.  But since you mention it... In traffic, I will *ALWAYS* get into whatever lane is closing and merge when there is no road left (the "merge point").  Precisely because the majority of people are trying to force themselves into the non-closing lane way before it happens and at random AND allowing alternate merging at the merge point, making the non-closing lane crazy slow and unfair.  Slow speed merging should be done only at the merge point, and should be alternating.  High speed merging should be done as soon as reasonably possible (but what fraction is high speed anymore.... super rare). 

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Many shorter lines seem better than one long line to consumers. And then there's the matter of choice in a democratic society. Choose your own line a