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Perfectly reasonable things that annoy you
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TOPIC: Perfectly reasonable things that annoy you

  • Sits
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posted 29-12-2012 06:14
La Lanterne Rouge wrote:
Along with "artisan", you can have "bespoke".

"Boutique" anyone?

There's a sandwich shop round the corner from our office which serves (admittedly lovely) sandwiches on wooden boards like this (without the logo):



Down Sydney way something which absolutely gets on my wick is people (in front of you) who drop their speed down below 45kmh,when there's a speed camera in a 60kmh zone. The same people would be monstering your mirrors if you were doing less than 70 in the same stretch, without the camera. It's set at 60 folks, it won't take your picture unless you go over 60.

Actually there's nothing reasonable about that whatsoever.
Last Edit: 29-12-2012 06:18:12 by Sits.
posted 29-12-2012 08:44
Erics Inner Monologue wrote:
If it comes in a massive tub from Brakes, you can't call it aioli. If you make it yourself from garlic, egg whites and olive oil, you can.


Who made this rule?
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posted 29-12-2012 08:55
Carole Decker from T'Pau, TonTon.
posted 29-12-2012 09:28
I always think of her as T'Pau, herself. And of course I defer to her.
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posted 29-12-2012 09:35
That's just silly. T'Pau is Spock's mum.
posted 29-12-2012 09:47
Are you claiming that Carole Decker is not Spock's mum now?
posted 29-12-2012 16:08
People who make aioli with egg whites rather than egg yolks. They annoy me because they can perform strange magic.
posted 29-12-2012 16:25
Well spotted! Although you never know with EIM, he's probably put that in there deliberately to test us.
Last Edit: 29-12-2012 16:35:35 by Rogin the Armchair Fan.
posted 29-12-2012 22:11
Oops.
posted 29-12-2012 22:20
Call The Midwife

There's a reason I'm on OTF at twenty past ten and not slumped in front of the telly.
Last Edit: 29-12-2012 22:21:07 by Eggchaser. Reason: Can't read a watch
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posted 10-03-2015 02:10
So, does this make me a bad person?

I was waiting at traffic lights in the car this morning and in front of me was a cyclist, on a high spec bike with all the gear.

He did that thing where they stand on the pedals while stationary, trying not to put a foot down.

He wobbled, then righted himself.
He wobbled again, but righted himself.
He wobbled a bit more, but still righted himself.
He wobbled even more, and just as the light was turning green, he had to put his foot down.

I cheered, quite loudly.

To any cyclists who do this, or if there's a good reason (clips?) I apologise. Still annoys me though.
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posted 10-03-2015 09:12
Rogin the Kitten Minder wrote:
<applause>

Virtual applause on the Internet. You don't actually applaud people in real life when they say something funny, do you?
Last Edit: 10-03-2015 09:13:23 by Pat McGatt.
posted 10-03-2015 09:25
Unless said person is a stand-up/comic actor, perhaps.

That said, I do have a friend who applauds standard witticisms in the pub, etc. It can be quite disturbing to witness.
posted 10-03-2015 09:47
Sits wrote:
So, does this make me a bad person?

I was waiting at traffic lights in the car this morning and in front of me was a cyclist, on a high spec bike with all the gear.

He did that thing where they stand on the pedals while stationary, trying not to put a foot down.

He wobbled, then righted himself.
He wobbled again, but righted himself.
He wobbled a bit more, but still righted himself.
He wobbled even more, and just as the light was turning green, he had to put his foot down.

I cheered, quite loudly.

To any cyclists who do this, or if there's a good reason (clips?) I apologise. Still annoys me though.


You might enjoy this special race, then.
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posted 10-03-2015 10:01
Well, there's something clearly very wrong with a sport that requires that sort of bollocks.
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posted 10-03-2015 10:04
Sits wrote:
So, does this make me a bad person?

I was waiting at traffic lights in the car this morning and in front of me was a cyclist, on a high spec bike with all the gear.

He did that thing where they stand on the pedals while stationary, trying not to put a foot down.

He wobbled, then righted himself.
He wobbled again, but righted himself.
He wobbled a bit more, but still righted himself.
He wobbled even more, and just as the light was turning green, he had to put his foot down.

I cheered, quite loudly.

To any cyclists who do this, or if there's a good reason (clips?) I apologise. Still annoys me though


I'll do that on my commute, as a test of my balancing skills. But I don't wear clips for my commute. To do that sort of thing in clips is to invite instant contact with the tarmac.
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posted 10-03-2015 10:10
Erics Inner Monologue wrote:
People in button down collar shirts than don't button down the collar.

People who call shirts 'collar shirts'.

Hipsters who button up their shirts
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posted 10-03-2015 17:50
Sits wrote:
So, does this make me a bad person?
People who post comments or queries on the internet needlessly prefaced with the word "So".
posted 10-03-2015 18:22
I don't think the balancey bikey thing counts. It's not perfectly reasonable.
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posted 11-03-2015 10:48
Velvet Android wrote:
Sits wrote:
So, does this make me a bad person?
People who post comments or queries on the internet needlessly prefaced with the word "So".


Well, what about "well" then? Or "then" at the end?

So how do you feel about that then?
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