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Old 11-13-2015, 06:27 PM
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What upsets you/What pulls your buttons

Hello everyone!

It's been AWFULLY quiet around here. So how about we use this thread to all moan and groan / AND discuss what upsets us and WHY?

I'll be the first to open mouth and insert foot (which is a regular occurrence, in case you don't know me). Hey, I'm only human!!

CELL PHONES (how/when/why/how often they are used)

Yup, all in caps. Why? No, not because I'm some old fart who doesn't like technology and stuff, BUT because they (CELL PHONES) get in the way!

Cell phones are GREAT in case of an emergency!

WHY use them in the supermarket to talk loudly to your besties about your most intimate troubles WHILE people around you are shopping?

WHY have them on in the movie theater while folks around you are truly attempting to watch a movie?

WHY text non stop???? WHAT is so important that can't wait?

Using cell phones while in the car is my absolute BIGGEST pet peeve! Someone calling you while you're on the road? Can it wait? Can you call back once you've reached your destination?

Someone texting you while you're driving? I better not be the co-passenger while you 'take' that text and/or attempt to reply.

Life is short!

Life is hectic!

Crap happens ALL the time to each and every one of us! But guess what: Whoever is texting/calling/messaging you will still be there once you get to your POD (point of destination). Do NOT risk it - please!

Ok....rant over. I'll be civil. I promise!

So, what do YOU want to gripe/groan/moan/beotch about today???? And WHY?????
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Old 11-13-2015, 07:22 PM
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Re: What upsets you/What pulls your buttons

I never thought I'd be this way as I've always been a patient person, but I think as a function of age and my job my pet peeve is people who seek help/ask questions without doing their own research and prepping themselves. Rich, coming from a forum poster, but stuff like (all true):

1. don't ask me to resend an email when a simple keyword search of your inbox will find it right away, since I'll be doing that same search in my own inbox,
2. don't ask me to send you a pdf Document you yourself have ready access to.
3. Don't ask me to help wake you up every morning if you don't want to take steps to help yourself: set alarm clock earlier, move the clock around to where you have to get up to turn it off

I've just come to realize as much as I love to be helpful, I'm a little tired of being people's nanny because they don't want to help themselves. I'm just tired of doing their work for them. I always make a concerted effort to find out what I can and do what I can on my own, then ask people to fill in the blanks as needed. I may not always get it right but at least I try. i wish more people had that mentality.

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Old 11-13-2015, 07:51 PM
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Re: What upsets you/What pulls your buttons

Where I live is basically my biggest gripe. It's about as stimulating as watching paint dry or grass grow. Cow pastures and large amounts of farm ground putting driving distance between towns and houses. Civilization is an hour drive there and back again. It's so boring here, there is literally no social outlet other than taverns which I never set foot in or church-which here is full of prudish busy-body older women who get into everyone's business and cluck over every little thing like mother hens. Think Saturday Night Live Church Lady without the comedy and you've got the gist of our local church goers, hehe. There's not even a movie theater. If I didn't have my parrots and crafts I'd be nuttier than a fruitcake. Hubbs claims the debate is still out on that one If I hadn't been so close to my family I would have moved away. I think that's why I enjoy forums like this, it's my window into a world outside this little farm town.
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Old 11-13-2015, 08:34 PM
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Re: What upsets you/What pulls your buttons

The "religion of peace" upsets me. Watching it spread the work of Allah all over gun-free Paris right now.
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Old 11-13-2015, 08:44 PM
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Re: What upsets you/What pulls your buttons

Two things really.

Hate. Hatred of people without reason.

Two, people who don't take depression and anxiety seriously as a medical problem.
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Old 11-13-2015, 10:40 PM
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Re: What upsets you/What pulls your buttons

As a property manager I have a couple pet peeves...

1. your rent does NOT go in my bank account!
2. Your late fee also does NOT go in my bank account!
3. I do NOT get the power to decide how much your rent goes up or down.
4. No, there is no way for me to make the accounting system think you paid your rent when you didn't.
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Old 11-13-2015, 10:57 PM
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Re: What upsets you/What pulls your buttons

Quote: Originally Posted by Amanda_Bennett View Post
As a property manager I have a couple pet peeves...

1. your rent does NOT go in my bank account!
2. Your late fee also does NOT go in my bank account!
3. I do NOT get the power to decide how much your rent goes up or down.
4. No, there is no way for me to make the accounting system think you paid your rent when you didn't.

Amanda, I work at the headquarters for one of the largest hotel franchisors. This certainly resonates with me!
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Old 11-14-2015, 07:52 AM
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Re: What upsets you/What pulls your buttons

People who just don't listen, yet want to argue a point with you. Stubborn, I can handle. Or agreeing to disagree after considering the counterarguments? Fine. I can definitely respect that. But pig-headed? Not so much.

You know what I'm talking about. The people who take all the time in the world explaining why they are right, and then when your turn comes around, you can literally see them formulating their next rebuttal in their heads instead of actually listening to the words coming out of your mouth?

Yeah, those.
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Re: What upsets you/What pulls your buttons

I only have a few pet peeves-
1. Smoking. Cigarettes, cigars, e-cigs even. It makes anyone look unappealing and stinks like hell. And nobody ever properly disposes of the butts. Ever.
2. Cursing. Is it really necessary? No, no it is not. Only absolute slobs curse.
3. Rudeness in general. I personally avoid being rude to anyone. It's a terrible way to treat people. Of course, many people are rude to me even after I'm nice to them.
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Re: What upsets you/What pulls your buttons

Folks who leach their dogmatic political or religious views into inappropriate venues. I enjoy discussing a wide variety of topics and am personally very tolerant, but the increasingly polarized nature of our society gives me pause. I've read and been party to some horrendous online rants spurred by the anonymous and faceless nature of the internet.

I'm glad Parrot Forum does not have a political science subforum!!
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