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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1875 on: January 13, 2019, 07:30:33 am »
One of my very favorite definitions: 'Tact, the act of rubbing out another's mistake rather than rubbing it in.'. Not to say that you made any mistakes, just that the overall sentiment in that line applies I think.

If that idea is expanded a little more to include manners and a reasonable amount of respect for other people, the world would be a better place. It sounds really odd to say, but I believe this is true: things like mass shootings are nothing but bad manners 'writ large'.... seriously. Imagine how much better things would be if all of us made, oh, perhaps a 20% effort to simply be nice and respect other's. I mean while driving, being neighbors, shopping in a store, etc. etc. instead of making what all too often seems like an 85% effort to be obnoxious and punish anything even remotely perceived as the slightest misbehavior. I certainly do not claim to have reached this level of continuous behavior but mostly I do try.... as I suspect the vast majority of people do. Remember, it is only a very small fraction of the population that ever makes 'the news' and that is almost always with some type of..... er, 'misadventure'.

Anyway, back to your normally scheduled broadcast of 'What makes me crazy and annoyed....'.  :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1876 on: January 13, 2019, 07:35:13 am »
That's the problem right there, Brian. We shouldn't have to 'try to be 20% nicer and respect other's'. This should come naturally. I know, I know. A perfect world and all that ****...

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One of my very favorite definitions: 'Tact, the act of rubbing out another's mistake rather than rubbing it in.'. Not to say that you made any mistakes, just that the overall sentiment in that line applies I think.

If that idea is expanded a little more to include manners and a reasonable amount of respect for other people, the world would be a better place. It sounds really odd to say, but I believe this is true: things like mass shootings are nothing but bad manners 'writ large'.... seriously. Imagine how much better things would be if all of us made, oh, perhaps a 20% effort to simply be nice and respect other's. I mean while driving, being neighbors, shopping in a store, etc. etc. instead of making what all too often seems like an 85% effort to be obnoxious and punish anything even remotely perceived as the slightest misbehavior. I certainly do not claim to have reached this level of continuous behavior but mostly I do try.... as I suspect the vast majority of people do. Remember, it is only a very small fraction of the population that ever makes 'the news' and that is almost always with some type of..... er, 'misadventure'.

Anyway, back to your normally scheduled broadcast of 'What makes me crazy and annoyed....'.  :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1877 on: January 13, 2019, 09:33:02 am »
That's the problem right there, Brian. We shouldn't have to 'try to be 20% nicer and respect other's'. This should come naturally. I know, I know. A perfect world and all that ****...

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1878 on: January 19, 2019, 11:27:34 am »
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1879 on: January 19, 2019, 02:27:09 pm »
I often make a conscious effort to think of another's flaw / miss- deed / bad driving etc. etc. as a momentary error rather than something done on purpose. It is my choice to NOT be offended by an action that I could take as simple stupidity or even a little error or a purposeful thing designed to annoy others. Of course I respond differently depending on how I chose to perceive the exact same event. That is what I meant by being 20% nicer.

Brian

That's the problem right there, Brian. We shouldn't have to 'try to be 20% nicer and respect other's'. This should come naturally. I know, I know. A perfect world and all that ****...

 :)
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1880 on: January 19, 2019, 05:07:48 pm »
I've been trying, and truthfully any improvement is good..
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1881 on: January 19, 2019, 05:47:00 pm »
Cockroaches need love too.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1882 on: January 23, 2019, 07:37:20 am »
People driving around without their headlights on at dusk and even after total dark.  It seems to be an epidemic around here lately.  I've read it's partly because instrument panels are lit all the time now, so there is no easy indicator that you are driving in the dark.  Use the automatic lights on feature people!

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1883 on: January 23, 2019, 08:57:02 am »
OMG it has gotten really bad
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1884 on: January 23, 2019, 03:33:17 pm »
People driving around without their headlights on at dusk and even after total dark.  It seems to be an epidemic around here lately.  I've read it's partly because instrument panels are lit all the time now, so there is no easy indicator that you are driving in the dark.  Use the automatic lights on feature people!

That is exactly why it happens.   My car does it too... but I use "auto" so it is never a problem.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1885 on: January 23, 2019, 03:37:47 pm »
That's ok as it's a tip off to be pulled over for dui..  Same morons driving grey vehicles in pouring rain with no lights on.  They don't have a fn clue.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1886 on: January 23, 2019, 04:15:37 pm »
Same morons driving grey vehicles in pouring rain with no lights on.  They don't have a fn clue.

That is actually one BAD side effect of automatic lights.  They work on brightness only, not rain.  So while it might be raining, if it is not dark enough for lights, they don't come on when it is raining and visibility might be poor.  When people start using the fancy "auto" mode, many of those people stop worrying about/thinking about the lights completely.  It is another good illustration of the "law of unintended consequences."
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1887 on: January 23, 2019, 06:28:18 pm »
My Accord's auto lights are pretty good. They come on with a full overcast so I've not been playing too close attention to them, especially at dusk. It's a pretty trustworthy system.

About a month ago I took it to the dealer for regular service (paid for by Honda). Later that evening I'm driving to a friend's and get to an area with few street lights. It's almost dark & I realized my lights aren't on.  ??? :o The dealer turned them off during the service & I didn't notice. Lesson learned. Be careful out there.

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1888 on: January 24, 2019, 03:44:52 am »
That is actually one BAD side effect of automatic lights.  They work on brightness only, not rain.  So while it might be raining, if it is not dark enough for lights, they don't come on when it is raining and visibility might be poor.  When people start using the fancy "auto" mode, many of those people stop worrying about/thinking about the lights completely.  It is another good illustration of the "law of unintended consequences."

More like drivers being too stupid to pay attention to what's going on around them. So stupid that they don't even notice that everyone else around them has their lights on.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1889 on: January 24, 2019, 06:37:03 am »
More like drivers being too stupid to pay attention to what's going on around them. So stupid that they don't even notice that everyone else around them has their lights on.

Exactly. And they have come so dependent on the vehicle taking care of everything that they don't think about anything.
I used to be able to flash my lights at some idiot driving in the rain/etc w/o lights on and most would take some action and turn on the lights. Now mostly, no one pays any attention and just keep on driving in their clueless state of "bliss".
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