Super market clerks who micromanage the ten or fifteen item limits in their lines. I once had not noticed the sign and had a couple of items over. Instead of checking me out and asking me to be careful next time she told me she couldn’t check me out at all. I told her, "Fine, you see how long it takes you to put these twelve items up. I’ll go shopping at the store across the street."
You’re right about the toothbrushes. Now they cost $5 and are ‘dental care system’.
I want a car mounted thermo nuclear device for those blissful mommies driving the minivan at 70 MPH in the breakdown lane while chatting on the phone. They all seem to have the rear view mirror adjusted so they can keep an eye on the kids in the backseat, rather than traffic. I just tell myself that natural selection works…
As W.S. Gilbert pointed out, " I’ve got a little list, I’ve got a little list.’
The one that gets me is toothbrushes. I’m only 26, but I remember being able to go in to buy a toothbrush and there were only a few brands- Oral-B, Reach, maybe a couple others. They had just a couple of variations, besides color- size of the head, angled/non-angled, soft or regular bristles. Then those wacky left-handed/right-handed toothbrushes came out and they all went nuts- now there’s a zillion brands and so damn many features. The biggest annoyance is that they change and discontinue the styles so quickly. I’ll buy a few at a time when I find one I like and when I go back to buy more, they don’t carry it anymore, so I have to figure out which one I can tolerate now and buy a bunch of those, because in three months, they won’t have them anymore! We were able to maintain decent dental health with the fairly basic toothbrushes, why do we need to have the rubber things that massage your gums and all that crap? [:(!]
My rant is gullible people
To quote Steve Martin:
"I’m thinking of taking up smoking. My doctor told me I’m not getting enough tar."
Actually, although I’m impatient, I’m NOT a speed demon. (at least not anymore…the points I got on my licence after getting caught in a speed trap cured me! [:I])
I just can’t handle people who are pokey. There’s a difference, I think, between that and just not driving super fast. While I’d be lying if I said I always went the speed limit (that’s a danger in itself around here!) I don’t drive excessively fast. I just keep up with traffic. And I don’t intentionally tail people; unless they are going ridiculously slow (in which case they are a danger and should be off the roads) I keep a few car lengths between us. And if someone IS super-pokey, my hobby is to introduce them to my horn. Over and over again if necessary. Hey, we have to get our jollies somewhere, right? [8D]
yall got some good stuff here. i needed a good laugh. we should have a forum just for ranting and raving. most everyday, i leave work, wanting to rant on here, but by the time i get home, the loud music in my car, has washed my memory banks clean…. or was it the 6 strokes that i have suffered in the past decade? hmmm i dont remember..lmao…
Why don’t people use turn signals on their cars? This is especially important at 4-way stops, but most people had rather you guess whether or not they plan to turn in front of you.
I like the woman standing in the Starbucks line in the morning orders a cup of coffee and only then decides to pay for it by writing a check for $1.65, then decides that’s silly, changes her mind, and then starts groping around in her change purse trying to find exact change. I giver her benefit of the doubt points for ordering regular black coffee straightup instead of a latte schmatte that takes 10 minutes to prepare. [:D]
And why can’t coffee shops simply label cups small, medium and large?
Why can’t you simply get an 8 oz. cup of coffee?
I feel this way before my first cup in the morning. [:D]
I only wish now that I had opted for the brush guard on the front of my Nissan Titan pickup truck. I could be more intimidating then and you can see my headlights because they are higher than your trunk. [:D][;)][}:)][}:)][}:)][}:)][}:)]
…just kidding…i don’t tailgate…. [;)]
Out here in Wisconsin we have the worst group of bumper hogs around. They like trying to push you up to 70 on a rural road in an ice storm at night. They get so close you can’t even see their headlights in the rear view mirror. Nothing but grill.
My solution. Pull over onto the shoulder as soon as possible and let them pass. I don’t slow down just get out of their way. They look at me like I’m crazy, but my blood pressure stays low and I don’t have to worry about getting hit by the idiot behind me. Once they are past I pull right back on the road.
Most times I catch them at the next town.
Just one for today.
Mostly it is women but some men also. Grocery store checkout line, food is being scanned, nice nice is made back and forth between customer and clerk and the total is….
They now look surprised that they have to actually pay for the items. Never a move to have money, CC or a check ready. And my fav second response… "How much…are you sure?" So we now watch as each item is crossed w/ items already bagged.
You will hate me for this, but whenever I am either driving down a road or in a lot and someone is RIGHT on my tail, I make it a point to stay in their way for as long as possible. I am not talking about someone who is stuck behind me for miles, as Davydd described…I pull off before slowing up traffic in those cases…no I mean the person who gives you absolutely no chance to move before they become glued to your bumper or blowing their horn or flashing their lights.
I become a rolling road block. I may drive well out of my way just to bug them. You may be type A, but I can be type A-hole when dealing with someone with no patience! Call it a twisted hobby of mine.
Pat T Hat
Don’t look now joanie41 but…[:I][;)][:D]!
OK, my rant(s):
**People who crawl along in parking garages. I park in an assigned garage every day. The same garage also allows patient parking at for our dental school. You can always tell if it’s a patient; they crawl along — and I mean CRAWL — and make a hard stop at every turn. It has taken me 5 minutes to go up to the 6th floor in the past. And then, the same people will try to park in the first open spot they find, thereby making the long queue of cars wait while they s-l-o-w-l-y maneuver their cars into the spot. Drives me cah-ra-zee!!
**Another parking issue: the morons who have decided they won’t walk a few extra feet and they will instead wait for a close-in spot to open. They don’t give a damn whether or not they block those behind them. I particularly notice this around the holidays. If you can’t or won’t walk, pull your car out of the way — don’t block me! I love beeping at people who do this.
**People who dilly-dally at the register when they are checking out. Doesn’t matter whether it’s the supermarket or a fast-food place…you’d better be ready when you get to the front, or you will hear from me. And if they open a new register, and I’m in front of you, you’d better not rush ahead of me to the new line, or I will let you know EXACTLY what I think of you. I’ve embarrassed more than one slob who did this.
What can I say? I’m busy, Type A, impatient…DON’T make me wait![:(!]
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