Pet Peeves-air 'em out!! (#3)

Cookiegal

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I don't understand how you can't see that identifying a member who has difficulty with spelling or using terms correctly wouldn't be seen as a personal attack, an insult to their intelligence or even racial or ethnic discrimintation.

Comments in general about people misspelling or misusing words is one thing but pointing to a member who actually does it is totally different and is ridiculing the individual. You need to put yourself in the other person's shoes.

I approached you politely and asked you to remove the link but instead I got a snarky, sarcastic response. You are the one who made a big issue out of nothing.

Your disrespectful comments have earned you a warning with 2-point loss which, when added to existing points, results in a temporary 24-hour banning of your account.
 

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There's no such thing as a keyboard error. All typing errors are made by fingers and thumbs. :D
You just had to point that out didn't you? ;)
I might point out my old keyboard produced errors after a beverage was spilled on it, one key never recovered.... thix one wkrs fyne.
Flimsy cheap Dell, but a constant short circuit between the floor and the keyboard seems unavoidable.
:)
 

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LOL! Well with straw fingers I would think that would be a challenge.
 
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Cookiegal

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So this is another of my many pet peeves. A guy throws a sport or suit jacket over a ratty T-shirt and suddenly thinks he's dressed up. :rolleyes:
 

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And......people who multitask while on the phone with you. My friend and my brother both do this. They're either putting groceries away or cooking something and all you hear is rustling paper and clanging pots and pans to the point where it's difficult to understand the talking. I think it's disrespectful. If you're talking to someone you should devote your entire attention to them (unless you're driving using hands free of course).

On the same note, you're talking to someone and they get another call and suddenly the other call becomes more important than you and you get put on hold for a long time. So obviously they are now focusing on that other person and have left you in the lurch. Unless it's an emergency, that's not acceptable in my opinion.
 

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And......people who multitask while on the phone with you. My friend and my brother both do this. They're either putting groceries away or cooking something and all you hear is rustling paper and clanging pots and pans to the point where it's difficult to understand the talking. I think it's disrespectful. If you're talking to someone you should devote your entire attention to them
Agreed.
It's at that time one or the other of you should say "Can I call you right back?"

Then, of course, it becomes a peeve when the call back is many hours later... then, of course, that's when you're the one rattling pans and putting up groceries :rolleyes:
 

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Mine involving phones are the people who can't put their phone aside while checking out at a register (or placing an order at a fast food restaurant).
 

Cookiegal

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Then, of course, it becomes a peeve when the call back is many hours later... then, of course, that's when you're the one rattling pans and putting up groceries
Yes but I don't do that. If I get another call while I'm talking to someone I will call that second person right back unless it's an important call like for a hospital appointement or something and then I'll advise the first person that I have to let them go and why. :)
 

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Mine involving phones are the people who can't put their phone aside while checking out at a register (or placing an order at a fast food restaurant).
I agree with that as well. In these times of Covid I'm not even bringing my phone (or a purse for that matter) with me when I go for groceries. Less things to worry about disinfecting.
 

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Peeve of the day:

I was following a car moving within the speed limit as we drove through town.
Nothing out of the ordinary until we came to an intersection with a traffic light.
The light was red for us and a couple had just walked across in front of us.
He stopped. About 50 feet on the other side of the intersection. And then proceeded on down the street.

Careless driver.
 
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Peeve of the day:

I was following a car moving within the speed limit as we drove through town.
Nothing out of the ordinary until we came to an intersection with a traffic light.
The light was red for us and a couple had just walked across in front of us.
He stopped. About 50 feet on the other side of the intersection. And then proceeded on down the street.

Careless driver.
Hi Johnny, My husband and I had that happen once at an intersection when an out of towner pulled right out infront of us when we had the right of way. We smacked into the side of them.
 

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I hate it when you pay good money to hire a licensed contractor (nothing under the table) and they come with their teenage son or daughter who actually does some of the work and the end result leaves something to be desired. This has happened to me on a couple of occasions. I mean it would be fine if they were just there to help by holding ladders, getting things and passing them over and stuff like that which doesn't affect the quality of the work but they shouldn't be doing any of the construction actual work.
 

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