Am I the only one who thinks about these things?

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    Dec 01, 2007 7:54 AM GMT
    Does anyone else notice some of these things and have you wondering?

    People who drive around with not only the gas tank lid open but also the gas cap hanging out.

    People who pay by check at the cash register and the total sale is like $2.25 (I'm flummoxed as to why people still write checks at the register).

    People who leave their shopping cart in their parking spot despite a cart corral 10 feet away.

    People who circle a mall parking lot for 4 hours to wait for a spot 50 feet closer.

    The mountains of cigarette butts at traffic lights/stop signs.



    Surely, there are many, many more. There have to be other observers besides me?



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    Dec 01, 2007 7:58 AM GMT
    hockeyinva1 wrote: "Am I the only one who thinks about these things?..."


    icon_lol.gifWhy, Yes; You are. icon_lol.gif

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    Dec 01, 2007 8:40 AM GMT
    I was afraid of that. *Sigh* back to sniffing glue.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Dec 01, 2007 1:36 PM GMT
    There really isn't much to think about. Most of the people who do things like that are either inattentive, a little anal about some things (but most of us are about some).

    I understand what your asking......do any of us have "quirks" that we either do or notice that other people do. The answer is yes. Most of mine are little
    irritants about how people drive (lol)
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    Dec 01, 2007 2:39 PM GMT
    I came out of the grocery store once to find a truck had backover the front left of my car. The lady was trying to back a big-ass flatbed pickup into a space, when 3 spaces down there were lots of spaces she could have just pulled into. icon_evil.gif

    Fortunately, she had insurance. So my car was paid for and a rental provided. I am sure the truck was her husband's pride and joy. I bet she paid for her stupidity when she got home.
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    Dec 01, 2007 4:19 PM GMT
    People who don't use turn signals drive me crazy.
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    Dec 01, 2007 4:54 PM GMT
    i'm with you on the turn signal thing. it drives me crazy, especially when you're at a light, and if i knew you were going to make that left turn, i would've gotten to the right
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    Dec 02, 2007 10:59 AM GMT
    It's because humans are lazy stupid creatures that don't give a shit about anything!

    Well, Americans more often...
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    Dec 02, 2007 11:15 AM GMT
    don't really wonder about these things but i plead guilty of forgetting the gas cap hanging out few times.icon_redface.gif
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    Dec 02, 2007 6:31 PM GMT
    how about this, I actually have a car full of women drove up to me outside the mall asking which one is the entrance. lol and no, they don't sound like foreigner.

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    Dec 02, 2007 6:48 PM GMT
    The cigarette butts out the window really annoy me. People think they just disappear, but they end up in our creeks which feed our great swimming holes here.
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    Dec 03, 2007 2:41 AM GMT
    I, too, wonder about the people who leave the shopping cart in the middle of the parking lot with the corral-thing only 10 feet away - makes me crazy!

    Or, when your coming out of a store, why would someone stop 3 feet outside the door and look around, or make a phone call, or light up a smoke. Hello - there are people behind you who want to keep moving...

    I agree with others - are turn signals really tha hard to use?

    Also, when you're going straight through a stoplight, pay attention - if someone behind you wants to turn right, please move over!

    So, hockeyinva1, you're not the only one who thinks about these things!
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    Dec 03, 2007 3:06 AM GMT
    Yeah, the shopping cart thing really burns me up.

    I'm pretty perplexed by people who don't bag their own groceries. I mean, there's a line of people waiting, the checker is ringing you up, and you can't get off your LAZY *SS to put your own groceries in the bag???

    And, while we're at it, is it so hard to keep a few canvas bags in the car to take inside with you?
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    Dec 03, 2007 3:15 AM GMT
    I hate when you're walking behind someone who is eating fast food as they are walking, and when they finish the coke, they just let go of the cup and let it fall to the sidewalk. Then they finish the fries and down falls the container. Next, they wipe there hands and drop the greasy napkin. Finally, they hawk a giant luggie where your foot is about to land. Ah New York City, gotta love it. And I'm not joking either, I have really seen this.

    The other thing that irks me is when people move through space like no-one else exists. Especially in a crowded place like NYC where minor choices have a big impact a few bodies back on the sidewalk.

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    Dec 03, 2007 3:17 AM GMT
    Why is it that gym instructors / personal trainers never seem to own any clothes that aren't sports gear with a brand name emblazoned across it.

    Even in semi-formal situations, they always turn up in their Nike track gear.
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    Dec 19, 2007 2:38 AM GMT
    haha, the circling the parking lot things is annoying. i mean shit in the time it took you to find the damn spot you could have easily walked the distance you saved. icon_rolleyes.gif I for one would rather save time than effort.
  • Timbales

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    Dec 19, 2007 2:51 AM GMT
    I hate lazy smokers who throw their butts on the ground.

    I'd love to have the power to magically collect all the butts smokers throw on the ground in one day and have them all show up in the car or house of an offender, picking a different one every day.
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    Dec 28, 2007 9:24 PM GMT
    Mate, don't live in Dubai. Lots of idiots here. I am one of them since I still haven't left this dustbowl yet!
  • justjk

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    Dec 28, 2007 9:38 PM GMT
    well what really gets my blood boiling are the people who think it's o.k for them to park their crappy cars or nice cars in more than one spot, who the hell made them so special?!COLORED TEXT GOES HERE
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    Dec 28, 2007 9:51 PM GMT
    I've worked in fast-food for since I turned 16, and the #1 thing that I can't stand is people talking on cell phones while trying to order. It's just plain rude. I can forgive someone for not returning a cart to the corral and making me park a few more spaces down, but if you want to talk to me or order food, either wait till you're done talking on the phone or put the call on hold.

    How many of us would return carts to the corrals that are not ours? I do every once in a while, but...

    I don't usally carry cash, so I have written that $2 check.icon_wink.gif
  • jarhead5536

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    Dec 28, 2007 9:56 PM GMT
    The check writing thing really gets to me. That credit card commercial where the well-oiled machine of commerce comes to a crashing halt when some mouth breather whips out a checkbook could have been written by me. Here where I live, the majority of the population are rural folks over 50, and to them, writing a check is a chance to shoot the shit with the cashier. It's enough to drive a born and raised city boy like me nuts. Talk about a huge waste of time...
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    Dec 28, 2007 10:06 PM GMT
    The thing that really pisses me off is getting stuck behind someone who can't figure out how to operate the self-checkout machines at the grocery store.

    If you're too dumb use it, please go back to a traditional checkout lane with a cashier who can operate the scary and mysterious machine for youicon_evil.gif
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    Dec 29, 2007 12:31 AM GMT
    Oh, and lazy people who decide while walking through the grocery store that they don't want something so they just put it on a random shelf rather than walk two aisles over where they picked it up in the first place.
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    Dec 29, 2007 1:12 AM GMT
    Tags sticking up from shirts.

    Not looking me in the eye when you talk to me. I'm bold enough to ask people why they don't give me eye contact. They normally just wave me off as rude or to old fashioned. I guess half ass attempts at paying attention is the "polite" behavior in public now.
  • irishkcguy

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    Dec 29, 2007 1:52 AM GMT
    The check writing in 2007 (nearly 200icon_cool.gif bugs me too. I don't mind it so much when they have the check filled out except for the amount. But when they have to get the checkbook out and then write the check. . . . .

    I am amazed at the behavior of people in stores and restaurants. For example, people enter a busy restaurant on a weekend night. The lobby is packed with people. They are told it will be an hour before they can be seated and the people get PISSED as if they thought all the other people just showed up to hand out in the lobby and really didn't want a table.

    I also hate these bourgeois suburbanites who think "upscale" chain restaurant like the Cheesecake Factory are something special.