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    My main one is when I ask a question and rather than answer it, the other person answers the question they think I am getting at or leading up to. They are almost always wrong. I don't ask questions that I don't care about the answer to.

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    Hillary's okay, though?
    I've always thought that Hillary is kind of sexy in those monochromatic pantsuits. She is on my freebie list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UtahDan View Post
    My main one is when I ask a question and rather than answer it, the other person answers the question they think I am getting at or leading up to. They are almost always wrong. I don't ask questions that I don't care about the answer to.
    I hate it when the person assumes I'm implying something with the question, or that I'm fishing for a certain answer, when I'm just trying to ask an honest question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babs View Post
    Hm, perhaps. But a lot of guys just have blanket policies in place.
    So do a lot of women.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyBalboa View Post
    So do a lot of women.
    regarding age? I don't know any women who refuse to date men their own age because those men are too old. I don't doubt that they exist, but I think that attitude is much more prevalent among men. I'd be surprised if anyone would try to argue otherwise.

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    When I ask my husband to stop doing something annoying and then just to be more annoying he does it just one more time. Yes, Surfah is like 6 years old when it comes to this crap.

    When I am driving and there is a turning lane but the person in front of me fully slows down in the lane of moving traffic before making a turn. Annoying!

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    On the phone when people feel the need to have a back and forth of saying bye, like Person A: "ok" B: ok" A: "see you later" B: "yeah see you later then" A:"bye" B: "bye" Nothing is more annoying than taking forever to get off the phone, and then there are people who wait for you to hang up?! Ha! I will never get this. I just say bye and hang up. Who waits to hear the other person hang up? That is so stupid.

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    1) Educated people who use the phrase "whole nother." Nother is not a word.

    2)When my wife decides that despite the fact that she's had all week to talk to me, gametime is the time to ask me 100 questions.

    3)Someone asking me to tell the drive through person to wait until they decide what they want...its fast food people, I decide what I'm getting at Taco Bell 3 days before I go. P.S. the menu doesn't change that much and at the drive through with me is not the time to try something new.

    4)People who pull out in front of me and drive slowly

    5)Driving in Utah County

    6)Subway employees asking me if I want lettuce and tomato but no other fixings...if you're going to ask, go through the whole list don't just assume I want those, because I don't.

    7)My neighbor's surround sound being on all the time, day or night.

    Like Rocky, I'd better stop before I get worked up!

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    When an official makes a call when he's out of position to do so regardless of whether it was the correct call or not.
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    I was out this evening and I realized I may have hundreds of pet peeves.

    1. The "click-imaginary-finger-gun-and-wink-to-say-goodbye" guy.
    2. I am with someone and we are reviewing some sort of paper document. The other person licks his or her finger to get some traction with the paper, then proceeds to touch various sheets of paper. Afterwards, the person gives me back the document that now is contaminated by their cruddy saliva.
    3. A-holes that loves their dogs so much that they assume everyone else loves it, too. This is usually accompanied by a sub-series of related offenses, including putting human clothes on the dog, allowing the dog to jump up on strangers as they walk around the neighborhood, and people that tote their dog around in a purse. those people deserve to be clubbed over the head with a rusty pipe.
    4. People in the office that have no children, but insist that their pet is their child.
    5. People that want to "fist tap" after every freaking play at a football game. CJF knows who I am talking about here.

    Some Utah-themed ones, just from being out tonight in Provo eating dinner and hanging out at BYU...

    1. Cheap people that make it awkward for everyone by announcing that they are not eating anything at Cafe Rio because they don't have any money...they almost always announce this as everyone is going through the line ordering food.
    2. Adult couples with jobs dickering over splitting a check for a meal that costs $25. "I ordered the chicken, which cost 8.99, also I had a sprite. So I owe $11, plus tax."
    3. People writing personal checks for every damn thing....gas, fast food, groceries, dry cleaners, etc...just use your debit card, a-holes. And NO, you can't write your check for $10 over.
    4. People charging you for gas money, but they round up the total and cite "wear and tear" on the car as a reason.
    5. Doormats with family names...and for whatever reason, the family name ends in an apostrophe-s. "The Johnson's" or "The Smith's"

    More phone ones...

    1. People that call my house after 9PM (used to be 10PM until we had kids)
    2. People that call my house and when I say, "hello?" they immediately say, "who's this?" or they will say, "Hey, DDD, is your wife home?" and they do not identify themselves.

    And my ultimate all time pet peeve...which I beleive I have already shared in a CG thread....

    Hip bumping. You are standing there watching the Disneyland parade, or watching your favorite band at a concert, or at a club listening to music. Evetually some tool will sidle up next you....it is always someone you know. They are really feeling the moment, they are really into it and having fun. The get really close to your side, they raise their arms in the air and they playfully bump their hip to your hip.

    One day, you will read that I have been sentenced to life in prison. And it will be because someone hip bumped me one too many times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    More phone ones...

    1. People that call my house after 9PM (used to be 10PM until we had kids)

    This one bugs me to no end also. Gidget's friends and family don't own watches or have common courtesy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    I was out this evening and I realized I may have hundreds of pet peeves.

    1. The "click-imaginary-finger-gun-and-wink-to-say-goodbye" guy.
    2. I am with someone and we are reviewing some sort of paper document. The other person licks his or her finger to get some traction with the paper, then proceeds to touch various sheets of paper. Afterwards, the person gives me back the document that now is contaminated by their cruddy saliva.
    3. A-holes that loves their dogs so much that they assume everyone else loves it, too. This is usually accompanied by a sub-series of related offenses, including putting human clothes on the dog, allowing the dog to jump up on strangers as they walk around the neighborhood, and people that tote their dog around in a purse. those people deserve to be clubbed over the head with a rusty pipe.
    4. People in the office that have no children, but insist that their pet is their child.
    5. People that want to "fist tap" after every freaking play at a football game. CJF knows who I am talking about here.

    Some Utah-themed ones, just from being out tonight in Provo eating dinner and hanging out at BYU...

    1. Cheap people that make it awkward for everyone by announcing that they are not eating anything at Cafe Rio because they don't have any money...they almost always announce this as everyone is going through the line ordering food.
    2. Adult couples with jobs dickering over splitting a check for a meal that costs $25. "I ordered the chicken, which cost 8.99, also I had a sprite. So I owe $11, plus tax."
    3. People writing personal checks for every damn thing....gas, fast food, groceries, dry cleaners, etc...just use your debit card, a-holes. And NO, you can't write your check for $10 over.
    4. People charging you for gas money, but they round up the total and cite "wear and tear" on the car as a reason.
    5. Doormats with family names...and for whatever reason, the family name ends in an apostrophe-s. "The Johnson's" or "The Smith's"

    More phone ones...

    1. People that call my house after 9PM (used to be 10PM until we had kids)
    2. People that call my house and when I say, "hello?" they immediately say, "who's this?" or they will say, "Hey, DDD, is your wife home?" and they do not identify themselves.

    And my ultimate all time pet peeve...which I beleive I have already shared in a CG thread....

    Hip bumping. You are standing there watching the Disneyland parade, or watching your favorite band at a concert, or at a club listening to music. Evetually some tool will sidle up next you....it is always someone you know. They are really feeling the moment, they are really into it and having fun. The get really close to your side, they raise their arms in the air and they playfully bump their hip to your hip.

    One day, you will read that I have been sentenced to life in prison. And it will be because someone hip bumped me one too many times.
    I agree with you about the whole fighting over paying the EXACT amount of a shared check. My friends in college always did that. I would usually just put in an extra dollar and then tell them to argue over who was going to keep the change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post

    4. People in the office that have no children, but insist that their pet is their child.
    Amen Triplet. I have 2 co-workers like this and one day after hearing her say "I know what you mean about kids being sick my dog bitsie was throwing up all night..." I told her that not all of us consider dogs to be equal to human children. She said without a moment's hesitation "I guess it depends on how one treats their animals."

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrumNFeather View Post
    1) Educated people who use the phrase "whole nother." Nother is not a word.
    Oh, that's a good one. There was a Circuit City commercial showing within the past couple of weeks where a woman is sitting at a table talking to a camera and griping that the camera was one price online, and a "whole nother" price in the store. I pointed it out to my kids and told them that lady sounds like an idiot, don't ever say "nother".

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    Another pet peeve is when people quote a huge post but are only responding to a single point or line from that post.
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    Reading this thread has made me realize I hate almost everyone and everything. I agree with almost everything here. A few more for me:

    1. Putting mayo on food that should not have mayo on. It's just nasty. In my opinion no food should have mayo, but some people put it on everything and anything and then serve to you.
    2. People who refuse to believe that the place they live is not absolutely the best place in the world to live and that if you don't live there, you've made poor career or life decisions.
    3. A Thanksgiving one. Stuffing. I hate mushy bread. I don't get why people love this crap. Stuff seasoned bread inside a dead animal carcass and bake it for hours. Disgusting.
    4. People who I don't even know their first name, let alone their last name asking me person questions like we're life long friends. For instance, a check out girl at the local grocey store asked if my wife was illegal alien. I wanted to punch her.

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    Putting raisins in any dessert, but especially cookies. This is followed closely by someone putting walnuts in any dessert, but especially cookies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJF View Post
    4. People who I don't even know their first name, let alone their last name asking me person questions like we're life long friends. For instance, a check out girl at the local grocey store asked if my wife was illegal alien. I wanted to punch her.
    I would have punched her. Well probably not. But I would have given her a dirty look.

    I also hate when people I don't know are all up in my business. I went to a wedding reception with Gidget once and this girl who was at our table starts giving me the third degree.
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    We could go on forever with pet peeves about language, grammar and usage. One that is starting to really bug me (no, it's not split infinitives), mainly because I'm guilty of it, is referring to something as "the single most..." or "the single biggest...." Once you've employed the superlative, using "single" is pointless, even though it seems to serve as a "really, REALLY..." kind of modifier. And yet I do this all too often.

    I feel like the Knights Who Used to Say "Nee", when they changed the key word to "it" and they drove themselves crazy by say "it" inadvertently. I catch myself referring to someone as, say, "the single stupidest poster on the boards" and I hate myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelBlue View Post
    Putting raisins in any dessert, but especially cookies. This is followed closely by someone putting walnuts in any dessert, but especially cookies.
    I'm sorry, but I'm breaking off the engagement and I'm giving you your ring back. I was totally on board with the anti-raisin policy (Why not add rat turds? They're similar in size, appeal and appearance, and easier to chew), but the exclusion of walnuts is a dealbreaker. I put mountains of them, along with some chocolate syrup, on ice cream, and a chocolate chip cookie w/o nuts (walnut or macadamia, your choice) is like, well, SteelBlue without nuts. Not good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    I'm sorry, but I'm breaking off the engagement and I'm giving you your ring back. I was totally on board with the anti-raisin policy (Why not add rat turds? They're similar in size, appeal and appearance, and easier to chew), but the exclusion of walnuts is a dealbreaker. I put mountains of them, along with some chocolate syrup, on ice cream, and a chocolate chip cookie w/o nuts (walnut or macadamia, your choice) is like, well, SteelBlue without nuts. Not good.
    I can't have ice cream without macadmia nuts. I love nuts. I like them in cookies. I like them in brownies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfah View Post
    I can't have ice cream without macadmia nuts. I love nuts. I like them in cookies. I like them in brownies.
    So now that I've broken it off with SteelBlue... Are you seeing anyone?

    I'm with you... nuts on pretty much everything, and they're absolutely required in cookies and brownies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfah View Post
    I can't have ice cream without macadmia nuts. I love nuts. I like them in cookies. I like them in brownies.
    That's because macadamia nuts taste good. Walnuts taste like stomach bile.

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    Douchebags who insist on doing 55 in the damn HOV lane when the traffic on the other side of the damn barrier is doing 65, thereby forcing me to glare and downshift.

    People who think their brother in law who graduated from the University of Puerto Rico Law School and Voodoo Academy practices the same law I do, and therefore we'll be buddies.

    Ditto on the merge thing (I had a incident yesterday related to that)

    Bishops who think they are special because they are bishop and who also think they are the ultimate authority on apocryphal doctrine.

    Smokers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gidget View Post
    I agree with you about the whole fighting over paying the EXACT amount of a shared check. My friends in college always did that. I would usually just put in an extra dollar and then tell them to argue over who was going to keep the change.
    Also, to clarify, my point here is to distinguish...if you are making ends meet or are on a tight budget, then no worries. Pay your fair share and be on your way. we have all been there before and there is absolutely nothing wrong with being prudent and a wise steward.

    I am talking about knuckleheads that are just cheap and have no sense of social graces. That is just how life works, folks...sometimes you buy your friend a meal. Sometimes you buy your co-workers a round of drinks, even if you don't drink. And sometimes, the favor will be returned to you. It is just a gesture...a way of saying, "i appreciate our friendship," or "hey, thanks for the sex."

    I have been to several events and find myself sitting there next to some guy who is 40 years old, really far into his career, and using his cell phone to calculate how much tax and tip he and his wife owe off a $30 bill. Then after coming off looking like a loser, he and his wife take off in their nice car and go home and watch their big screen tv.

    Like we learned on Seinfeld....you either have grace or you do not. People that chinse out over $5 of tax and tip do NOT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CJF View Post
    Reading this thread has made me realize I hate almost everyone and everything. I agree with almost everything here. A few more for me:

    1. Putting mayo on food that should not have mayo on. It's just nasty. In my opinion no food should have mayo, but some people put it on everything and anything and then serve to you.
    2. People who refuse to believe that the place they live is not absolutely the best place in the world to live and that if you don't live there, you've made poor career or life decisions.
    3. A Thanksgiving one. Stuffing. I hate mushy bread. I don't get why people love this crap. Stuff seasoned bread inside a dead animal carcass and bake it for hours. Disgusting.
    4. People who I don't even know their first name, let alone their last name asking me person questions like we're life long friends. For instance, a check out girl at the local grocey store asked if my wife was illegal alien. I wanted to punch her.
    - My father-in-law puts ketchup on pizza. That really bugs me
    - When asked if your wife was an illegal alien you should have said "Naw, she's just an alien".

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    So now that I've broken it off with SteelBlue... Are you seeing anyone?

    I'm with you... nuts on pretty much everything, and they're absolutely required in cookies and brownies.

    No, you want me. Two reasons: I agree with you completely abouty raisins and walnuts AND I also love chocolate syrup on ice cream (or most things, to tell you the truth; I was disappointed when I learned that mole sauce isn't from a hersheys can)

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    Quote Originally Posted by UtahDan View Post
    My main one is when I ask a question and rather than answer it, the other person answers the question they think I am getting at or leading up to. They are almost always wrong. I don't ask questions that I don't care about the answer to.
    This is a very bad habit of mine. It is commonplace (and even considered good protocol) to do so in Japanese. It unfortunately carried over into my English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelBlue View Post
    Amen Triplet. I have 2 co-workers like this and one day after hearing her say "I know what you mean about kids being sick my dog bitsie was throwing up all night..." I told her that not all of us consider dogs to be equal to human children. She said without a moment's hesitation "I guess it depends on how one treats their animals."
    When my daughter (now 5 months) was first born, my supervisor asked me if we had to get up in the night frequently to take care of her...and proceeded to tell me that she knows how I feel because she has two small dogs that require her attention and whimper if they don't receive it.

    It took all the self control I had to not explain the fact that her dogs could survive if they didn't go outside to pee, but that my daughter actually needed her parent's (mostly her mom) care to survive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikuman View Post
    Smokers.
    Amen. It's so weird being back in Virginia and being asked smoking or non-smoking at restaurants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nikuman View Post
    This is a very bad habit of mine. It is commonplace (and even considered good protocol) to do so in Japanese. It unfortunately carried over into my English.
    UD always has an agenda behind what he asks...trust me, I always know what he is getting at.

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