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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1815 on: March 22, 2018, 02:56:47 pm »
Oh fer God's sake it's Walmart... http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1816 on: March 23, 2018, 04:13:13 am »
There's an auto parts store here that does the same thing...might be Autozone.

I did notice on the Walmart exit that the anti-theft scanners are on the exit side, at least the ones that you can see. 


Did some investigation on the exit doors..seems in the super centers, they plan the exit doors to be closest to the cash registers to cut down on cross traffic.  If I had gone through the set of doors on the right side of the building, I wouldn't have been so crazy and annoyed....well, less so anyway.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1817 on: March 27, 2018, 12:24:37 pm »
All of that kinda stuff is designed to get you to THINK about what you've just seen. Whether you puke in your mouth a little bit (texting and motorcycling will do that for me) or just get annoyed because of a misplaced entrance that was purposely designed that way, the marketing people gotcha by the short curlies.

You have just become indoctrinated with the holy-crap-did-you-see-THAT?!? virus.

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1818 on: November 03, 2018, 07:35:15 am »
Cell phones again!

Went to a concert last night and guess what annoyed and made me crazy af?

Idiots who insist on recording the damn concert (instead of watching it) on their cell phones! Not an issue unless the fools are sitting right in front of you and not only have a BIG heads but also have a big cell phone as well. On second thought, it's not just the fools in front of you but also the fools behind you who think that they need to have the phones flash on while recording.  :o

Two of these idiots sat in front of us. This couple (man and woman) thought that they needed to have two recordings of the same thing. Yep, both of them were recording the same damn thing! Um, can't you just record with one phone and then share it?

We finally had enough of the couple in front of us and we had to say something. In their defense, once we said somethng they put the phones away.

Put your cells away and drive, put your cells away and watch the concert, put your cells away and live!
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1819 on: November 03, 2018, 11:20:35 am »
Ah yes, the 'crotch watchers' at public events. I call them that because no matter what they are doing, whenever they are able, they stare down into their crotches..... where the 'glowing orb of live' (cell phone or tablet) is. I find myself the only one with my head up and eyes forward while watching a movie; everyone else around me is staring down at the 'glowing orb of life'.

Another thing that rubs my fur the wrong way is that the 'orb' in omnipresent and trumps all other facets of life: when it jingles / jangles, buzzes, lights up or in any way attracts its 'pets' ' attention, it must be attended to immediately no matter what else may be happening. If I am conversing with someone and that happens, I am about done trying to converse with that person, more or less forever. Not out of anger or even exasperation but due to the fact that I know at any second, the 'glowing orb' may need servicing and that is what is truly important so I consider any other in- person, human interaction as merely a time- killing measure, waiting for that jingle. Not to mention how extremely rude it is IMO- they do not even make a pretense of trying to excuse themselves, they just turn away from the person or people present and watch / read / type.

I like technology, use it and find it invaluable. Even further, I am in favor of MORE of it. But somehow along the way, a lot (most?) humans seem to have turned their entire lives over these little boxes. They are missing an extremely important 'rule' in that machines (electronic or otherwise) serve man, not the other way around.

And these are the people who will be voting next Tuesday, shiver me timbers. I wonder if the little boxes have control of that also?

OK, rant over. Though some of you may have missed it anyway because something jingled......     :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

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Cell phones again!

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1820 on: November 03, 2018, 02:33:54 pm »
I just came back from a small funeral.  Not once but THREE TIMES it was interrupted by people's stupid ass phones that they couldn't bother to turn off or mute.  This didn't even count the one person that somehow had it start playing music and couldn't figure out how to silence it for over 60 seconds.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1821 on: November 04, 2018, 08:58:06 am »
Ah yes, the 'crotch watchers' at public events. I call them that because no matter what they are doing, whenever they are able, they stare down into their crotches..... where the 'glowing orb of live' (cell phone or tablet) is. I find myself the only one with my head up and eyes forward while watching a movie; everyone else around me is staring down at the 'glowing orb of life'.

Another thing that rubs my fur the wrong way is that the 'orb' in omnipresent and trumps all other facets of life: when it jingles / jangles, buzzes, lights up or in any way attracts its 'pets' ' attention, it must be attended to immediately no matter what else may be happening

Brian

I am with you on that sentiment Brian. There are times and places for everything. I try to silence my phone and ignore it in situations when appropriate and find a private place to answer when I need to. On the bike I can do everything in my helmet WHY OH WHY do drivers in a car need it in their hands?

That said, the last couple of years my patience is tested. Imagine sitting in a room with a patient... listening intently, asking them questions and searching for clues into their condition.....phone rings, patient answers and starts talking to their family. Older folks will answer and inform the caller they are with their doctor and hang up and apologize. Younger folks go on talking about picking the kids up, getting milk on the way home, calling about the cable bill. etc,......  I usually turn politiely to the computer and input some info and get charting done while  they talk and have adopted the following response. "Wow, I remember when my Pops would call before he died with news or something to talk about..........and when I got it off the answering machine when I got home I would call him back and discuss the day's events with him"     Some get it some don't .  I really wrestle with how to deal with those abusers who want to run on time getting in and out of the office yet slow the entire schedule down by interrupting a visit by answering the phone. I strive to run on time and give each person all the time they need but in multi year studies we find our daily recaps are inevitably coming back to people who show up late or take phone calls during a visit that pushes the rest of the appointments following their visit down the line.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1822 on: November 04, 2018, 10:19:42 am »
Another thing that rubs my fur the wrong way is that the 'orb' in omnipresent and trumps all other facets of life: when it jingles / jangles, buzzes, lights up or in any way attracts its 'pets' ' attention, it must be attended to immediately no matter what else may be happening. If I am conversing with someone and that happens, I am about done trying to converse with that person, more or less forever. Not out of anger or even exasperation but due to the fact that I know at any second, the 'glowing orb' may need servicing and that is what is truly important so I consider any other in- person, human interaction as merely a time- killing measure, waiting for that jingle. Not to mention how extremely rude it is IMO- they do not even make a pretense of trying to excuse themselves, they just turn away from the person or people present and watch / read / type.

Couldn't agree more! But sorry, I'm partly to blame because I help create the damn things.

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1823 on: November 04, 2018, 03:31:45 pm »
I strive to run on time and give each person all the time they need but in multi year studies we find our daily recaps are inevitably coming back to people who show up late or take phone calls during a visit that pushes the rest of the appointments following their visit down the line.

I can't imagine doing something like that to my doctor, dentist, nurse, whoever.  You don't want to know what I would do....  I wouldn't allow them to hold up the schedule.  If the next patient were ready in another room, I would just leave and go to the next patient after handing them a pre-printed note explaining I would return after the next patient was done.  If it were not a multi-room situation, I might find some other creative way to send a strong message while also helping to accelerate the line; perhaps going to the waiting room to chat with the next person in some non-confidential way.

It works both ways, though.  I have had to remind a few practitioners that my time is every bit as valuable as theirs.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1824 on: November 04, 2018, 05:06:17 pm »

It works both ways, though.  I have had to remind a few practitioners that my time is every bit as valuable as theirs.

That's why we keep close track of what slows us down. We use the concept of cycle time. How long from the time your hand touches the door on the way in till it touches it on the way out. I hate waiting and I hate being late. As a single dad since 1992 I realized to get out to get my kids on time I had to run on time. We track it and analyze it daily. Everyone gets the time they need but I need to get done on time so the analysis is essential.  My last one left for College this fall. THe staff wondered if I would slow down but it has been working a certain way for a long time....now I just need to get out to get more bike time
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1825 on: November 08, 2018, 01:30:28 pm »
The problem is not and never was with the phone(s), it is with the humans who (IMO) miss- use them and disturb other, sometimes many other, surrounding events and situations. Further, I am not opposed to cell phones, I had one way back in the late 80's and have had at least one ever since. I often have carried two, one my own personal phone and one for work; it makes it easier for me to manage both of them (for example, when in a meeting at work, my personal phone is silent while my work phone vibrates so I can, discreetly and NOT RUDELY check who is calling- I am on company time after all).

Like that recent joke about guns: if guns kill people, why do we have to even bother to send soldiers into a theater of war? Would not just sending firearms do? Same thing with cell phones: no cell phone, anywhere on the planet has yet to misbehave or cause any trouble.... the owners / carriers on the other hand are a different story far too often.

By the way, given my recent experiences in the medical community (far too many of them but hey, not their fault) I was very pleasantly surprised to find wait times to be a matter of a few minutes at worst in almost all circumstances. Outstanding time management on the part of the medicos and staff IMO. My Vet., on the other hand, could use a few of my physicians' lessons. :-(

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I am with you on that sentiment Brian. There are times and places for everything. I try to silence my phone and ignore it in situations when appropriate and find a private place to answer when I need to. On the bike I can do everything in my helmet WHY OH WHY do drivers in a car need it in their hands?

That said, the last couple of years my patience is tested. Imagine sitting in a room with a patient... listening intently, asking them questions and searching for clues into their condition.....phone rings, patient answers and starts talking to their family. Older folks will answer and inform the caller they are with their doctor and hang up and apologize. Younger folks go on talking about picking the kids up, getting milk on the way home, calling about the cable bill. etc,......  I usually turn politiely to the computer and input some info and get charting done while  they talk and have adopted the following response. "Wow, I remember when my Pops would call before he died with news or something to talk about..........and when I got it off the answering machine when I got home I would call him back and discuss the day's events with him"     Some get it some don't .  I really wrestle with how to deal with those abusers who want to run on time getting in and out of the office yet slow the entire schedule down by interrupting a visit by answering the phone. I strive to run on time and give each person all the time they need but in multi year studies we find our daily recaps are inevitably coming back to people who show up late or take phone calls during a visit that pushes the rest of the appointments following their visit down the line.

Couldn't agree more! But sorry, I'm partly to blame because I help create the damn things.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1826 on: November 08, 2018, 04:40:06 pm »
"The problem is not and never was with the phone(s)"

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1827 on: November 09, 2018, 07:03:03 am »
Shopping on Amazon...

If you've done it then you've seen the question and answer section where folks ask a question about the product being sold and folks who have purchased the product answer the questions.

This is all well and good, very good normally.

What makes me crazy and annoyed about this?

Folks who insist on answering the questions with "I don't know".    :o

Why in the hell would you answer the questions with "I don't know"?  :banghead:

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« Reply #1828 on: November 09, 2018, 07:37:14 am »
Shopping on Amazon...

If you've done it then you've seen the question and answer section where folks ask a question about the product being sold and folks who have purchased the product answer the questions.

This is all well and good, very good normally.

What makes me crazy and annoyed about this?

Folks who insist on answering the questions with "I don't know".    :o

Why in the hell would you answer the questions with "I don't know"?  :banghead:

Morons!

+1 Conrad! This happens to me all the time in meetings. Someone will ask a question and someone who knows the answer will start to speak but some idiot who just likes to hear themselves talk will interrupt and go into a 5 minute dissertation not answering the question but answering 5 other questions that were never asked and no one cares about.

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1829 on: November 09, 2018, 08:16:26 am »
Shopping on Amazon...[...]Why in the hell would you answer the questions with "I don't know"?

LOL!  I noticed that too and found it annoying.

I love shopping on Amazon, but there are some annoyances on it, too.  Reviews are the most important thing to me.  Perhaps my biggest annoyance with them lumping all the reviews together for the 6 "versions" of the product; often of which have nothing to do with each other.  Sometimes you can later filter them, but not always.  Recently they also removed the "not helpful" button on reviews, which I think it is huge mistake.  It was a perfect button to press for reviews of the distributor and not the product, or for people who didn't know what they were buying and rated the product down, or for the one-sentence reviews that said something utterly useless like "love it" or "crap".

And since we are picking on Amazon, there is also no way to later tell them "remove from list" for those things you need to review/rate because you ended up giving it as a present or because it is a duplicate re-listing of something you already reviewed.
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