What's something weird that annoys you?


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at least I'm pretty positive <grin> about something...

oooh, and it's DIET Mountain Dew. Goes with my BBQ pig skins with spinach 'n artichoke cream cheese filling.


Blech. I can't handle handle that stuff.


I can do Coke Zero and Pepsi Max, but other diet sodas are...no thanks.


haven't had Pepsi Max... colas are about lime juice, caffeine, citrus oils, nutmeg oil and phosphoric acid in the carbonated water. Mountain Dew is basically orange flavored with caffeine.


Real Mountain Dew is my Kryptonite. I can't turn it down if it's available. I actually did fairly well at regulating my intake at the first of the year but by June I fell off the wagon again.


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No soda for me.

Grand Lodge

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I shouldn’t but I do. Is where I get my caffeine instead of coffee.


Coffee I will drink, though I didn't try it until I was about 30 or so.


I'm on a LOT less soda than I used to. I once went through a twelve-pack every two or three days.

Now I'll have one every now and then but mostly live off tea.


I'll drink a 2 liter in one sitting. I'm not proud of that.


I used to do that on a regular basis. Not so much anymore. Heartburn from that much carbonation is a killer.


I can imagine so. I never had heartburn from sodas, but I used to have acid reflux and everything else triggered it. I was on Prilosec for nearly 10 years then my heartburn just went away.


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I shall toast to yall with low carb egg nog   c[_]*[_]ɔ


DungeonmasterCal wrote:
I can imagine so. I never had heartburn from sodas, but I used to have acid reflux and everything else triggered it. I was on Prilosec for nearly 10 years then my heartburn just went away.

Acid reflux is the technically correct term for what I have as well. I just tend to call it heartburn out of laziness and habit.

I'm likewise on Prilosec (or the Wal-mart equivalent, more often) and as long as I take that daily I don't have issues, unless I have a TON of soda (like I used to) or onions (the one thing the meds don't seem to be able to handle). Thankfully I don't drink much soda anymore, and I don't care for onions outside very few specific circumstances, so it rarely comes up.


For me, it was tomatoes and tomato-based foods and sauces. Made it very hard to enjoy Italian food!


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I'm annoyed that today I can't think of anything that annoys me.


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Give it time, give it time.


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
For me, it was tomatoes and tomato-based foods and sauces. Made it very hard to enjoy Italian food!

OH jeez. At that point I'd just deal with the heartburn.


Carbonated beverages make me ill, so I don’t drink soda.

Sovereign Court

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That snow mobiliers and snow machinists think we care what the hell they call their contraptions.


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It might not be weird but it annoys me that there's a contingent of people out there that firmly believe that everything from video games to crafting kits to plushes are for children/teens only - and nothing you do or say will convince them otherwise.


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People who submit tickets to their local IT staff because they can't be bothered to hit the Start button. No, I don't need to install Snipping Tool on your computer. F(&% Off. Stop making me waste time closing your tickets, when I could be wasting my time doing something far more enjoyable or useful.


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I used to work in IT. This woman called to say she couldn't get her husband's computer to turn on. I went to her house, turned on the monitor, and voila'! Working computer.

Liberty's Edge

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Pedestrians in Cambridge, MA.

Liberty's Edge

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Vehicles in Cambridge, MA.

Grand Lodge

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Or people that can't get into their system because they reset their password to 'password'. -_-


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FFS Delivery Driver...the house number is in reflective numbers on the mailbox. I can see from my house that you're looking up my address on Google Maps. You're at the end of my driveway.

Edit: And the mailbox is also at the end of my driveway.


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Pan wrote:
That snow mobiliers and snow machinists think we care what the hell they call their contraptions.

I resemble that remark!

Here's a wonderfully stupid thing that annoys me:

I think my sister builds the fire in the woodstove wrong.

Note that she generally gets the fire lit without an appreciable difference in efficiency from my method.

No matter. Her way of doing it is Wrong And Irritating, and I am Perfectly Reasonable.


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How dare she!


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Do you know what I hate, dysentery.


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Cole Deschain wrote:
No matter. Her way of doing it is Wrong And Irritating, and I am Perfectly Reasonable.

Just like me and politics. I am right regardless of what anyone else thinks and I don't even have to defend my beliefs because I know I'm right and everyone else can just sod off.


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here's one that's wry in retrospect and annoying that they didn't build better when they knew... Great Molasses Flood in the winter of 1919 Boston MA. It'll treacle your fancy...


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I try not to assume I'm right on everything.

A) it's impossible, and B) It makes life more interesting if you can see things from someone else's perspective.

I am stubborn, yes, but not impossible.


Whisperer in Darkness wrote:
here's one that's wry in retrospect and annoying that they didn't build better when they knew... Great Molasses Flood in the winter of 1919 Boston MA. It'll treacle your fancy...

There is also an episode of Drunk History where they cover this.


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What annoys me right now, is when you don't have a house number on your house, and only have it written on one side of your mailbox, it's winter people, snow happens!


captain yesterday wrote:
What annoys me right now, is when you don't have a house number on your house, and only have it written on one side of your mailbox, it's winter people, snow happens!

We also have it on the house. And there is no snow on the ground for some stupid reason. We've had many inches of rain, but it's stayed just warm enough so far this winter that we've only had a few inches of snow since Thanksgiving.


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This past Autumn and this winter it has rained what seems incessantly. It rained all day yesterday and is supposed to rain again this afternoon and tonight. It's like living on Ferenginar.


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The "bad guy in plexiglass prison" trope.

Every damn time I see it, I wonder "Who MAKES all these f+*%ing plexiglass prisons? And can I buy stock in their company? And why do they build them in the middle of warehouses 90% of the time?"

It sucks the wind out of any movie/tv show for me.

And it never adds anything. Eventually somebody's going to say something like "If he's in there, he wants to be in there" and the bad guy will reveal his ludicrous ability to control the entire goddamn cosmos from within a sterile plexiglass cell.

Seriously, writers. If he's a mass murderer/alien god/criminal genius, just dump the f+&&er in a hole and solder a 500 lb. iron lid over it. With a sluice drain in the top of the lid for the city's waste. Done deal, let the guy drown in sewage and call it a day.

/rant


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Thanks, now I'll never be able to watch a show with such without thinking of this. You've ruined my life!

But then there's this: Styx - "Plexiglass Toilet"


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Sorry for ruining your life.

*tears up New Year's resolution not to ruin any more lives*

Made it a record 2.5 days this time. Maybe next year...

Something annoying about me is that I point out common tropes/patterns in entertainment. Occupational hazard--I spend a LOT of time thinking about these things. I've gotten much better about keeping it to myself, though it does cause cramps and occasional eye twitches.

The real wake-up call was when I was doing a nerd camp for a friend's kids. A few weeks afterwards, she overheard the 11-year-old explaining to his friend how "Harry Potter isn't the main character of those books because he doesn't do ANYTHING to change the plot."

It was at that point I realized I'm the literal worst. I vowed to reform...

The other day my wife (who was on a rare week off work) said: "Dammit, I want to read something stupid, but you've ruined all of that for me."

Again: The. Literal. Worst.


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You monster!

Actually, I get where you're coming from with this. I used to not do this but during my 30+ years of gaming, I've come to pay attention to different tropes in entertainment. I'm good at subconsciously picking out patterns in things, which means they usually don't occur to me until much later when I then feel the need to tell everyone about it at some random and usually inappropriate time.


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Most of the time I enjoy seeing the tropes. I've lost many an hour to the TV Tropes wiki. Some people think of them as lazy or bad writing, but I see them as the basic tools of the trade. Like paints in a palette. And I like it when they're done cleverly and when it all fits together.

But for a lot of people that awareness takes them out of the experience of the entertainment and they don't like it. So I try to respect that.

But a few tropes (like the plexiglass prison) just set me off...


*Hands you a Snickers bar*


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captain yesterday wrote:
What annoys me right now, is when you don't have a house number on your house, and only have it written on one side of your mailbox, it's winter people, snow happens!

I delivered a lot of pizza when I was younger. F!#*ing hate this shit. Doesn't even have to snow. Just being dark is enough. Or having one of those streets where the numbers change pattern suddenly for no reason...


Yeah, after dark there's no way to see the numbers on my house. Not my fault, just the way the place is built. I used to deliver pizza, too. I can sympathize with the delivery drivers who come by the house now.


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Delivering pizza is one of my dream jobs, I think I'd kick ass at it.

My ultimate dream job is cab driver in London.


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Also, I have great night vision so seeing numbers at night isn't an issue.

Numbers completely covered in snow is another matter, as I still don't have heat vision.

Working on it though!

Thinks evolutionary thoughts, stares intently at the snow pile.

Dang it!

Dark Archive

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quibblemuch wrote:

Most of the time I enjoy seeing the tropes. I've lost many an hour to the TV Tropes wiki. Some people think of them as lazy or bad writing, but I see them as the basic tools of the trade. Like paints in a palette. And I like it when they're done cleverly and when it all fits together.

But for a lot of people that awareness takes them out of the experience of the entertainment and they don't like it. So I try to respect that.

But a few tropes (like the plexiglass prison) just set me off...

... all... according to plan...


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The plexi-glass prison reminds me of something used a lot (particularly in Marvel Netflix series) in television in the not so secret hideout. You know, the main characters dojo/moms apartment/garage/etc that they always use to hang low, even though the police/bad guys/etc know about it and have even raided it several times in the past. I am sure its to save set costs and keep the budget down but man...


You could paint your numbers with reflective paint, Cal...

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