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Dr Gonzo 08-13-2013 07:45 AM

Things that Grind Your Gears!
 
Thought I'd make a cheeky thread. There are an abundant amount of little things in general life that really grind my gears. I never let them get on top of me, usually. So, since the forum is fairly quiet at the moment I thought I'd vent a little frustration I have on general life and I invite you all to join in. This thread doesn't have to be all negative, we can share a smile or two too!

1. Slow walking people.

Now, this one is subjective. I have my own pace, its neither fast or slow, like the baby bears porridge, its just right. What annoys me about this is when I'm trying to walk my way along a pathway, and theres a small group of people ahead, walking slow as f*ck, totally oblivious to their surroundings. I can't pass, lest I get run over by on coming cars, so I have to slowly walk behind them, looking for openings to squeeze through and get to the front. Annoying.

2. Unwarrented arrogance or ignorance

Oh man this is a biggie. This goes for anyone who feels that they are in anyway superior to anyone else. I'm talking generalities here. So I'm excluding rapists, peados etc...To feel superior to these type of people is natural. But to assume that you are superior to someone else because of reasons such as race, colour, creed, sexuality, sexual preference, nationality etc is so very very ignorant, thoughtless, senseless and of course, arrogant.

3. Sheeple

OK, so this one is maybe a little unfair as alot of people don't realise they are in fact indoctrinated to think, feel, dress, eat and act what the TV and media in general tells you. I'm not a total exception. What annoys me about this, for example, say a group of friends are together, listening to music, instead of listening to different types of music and garnering their own opinions, they might just put on the top 40 thats in the chart and listen to that. I mean, Rihanna and Maroon 5 are in the charts which mean they are popular, which must mean they are the best right???? WRONG!!! And its not just music that we are being indoctrinated to think is awesome, this goes for TV, politics, education, economics. If people, genuinely did their own resarch on these things, instead of following the crowd, watching BBC, NBC, FOX etc, the world would become a better place.


Theres plenty more of these 'little' irritations, exasperations and frustrations but I've already written too much.

Join in. :thumb01:

Hammerlock2.0 08-13-2013 10:44 AM

I don't have pet peeves, I have major psychotic f'ing hatreds.

Unpunctuality
I know it's a stereotype but I can't stand when people don't show up when they say they will. Especially when they tell me they're gonna be here by [insert designated time] and they're an hour late without even having the decency to tell me. I hate wasting my time so while I'm waiting I obviously can't do anything else so basically what I'm trying to say is if you're late I hate you.

more coming up...


Uninformed people who refuse to accept anything contradicting their superficial knowledge
This happens a lot in my field. People who refuse to get vaccinated, people who don't like the 'bad chemistry', homeopathy is proven to be milder and more effective, blah blah blah. Well, guess what, you just bought 20ml of salt diluted to the point where impurities make up a bigger percentage of the product than the active agent to cure your baby's diabetes. And these aren't just normal people, there are doctors who believe this shit. These assholes should have their licenses revoked.

americanfighter 08-13-2013 10:56 AM

Improper Grammer that will never be fixed

I know Its Kind of ridiculous but It really gets to me for example.

1.about 95% of the people I encounter mix up Jealous and envious when they say things like "your Just jealous" or "I am so jealous."The correct definition is:
If you are Jealous you have something and are afraid of lousing it "a Jealous husband/wife"
If someone else has something and you want it you are envious "green with envy"
Please do me a favore and start using these words correctly

2. Another is Hung vs Hanged. Hung may be the past tense of hang but when someone was/or is to be excited by hanging:sarcastic02: he was/or is to be Hanged dammit!!!:angry01: I will never forget when I was in under grad political science and my professor was talking about a historical figure and said he was hung immediately On reflex I went hanged!!!! underneath my breath. I remember thinking oh F*** this is a professor in a pretty prestigious university and after all his schooling he didn't know Hanged from Hung and not only that but he is teaching university student the improper grammar.:eek: Luckily he didnt hear me


3, And Lastly and the one that gets me the most is "I could care less" vs "I couldn't care less". When people dont care about something many times they say "I could care less about ____" My mind goes nuts when I here this.It doesn't make any sense. Oh you could care less that must mean you care about it a great deal because there is a lesser ammout you could care.:dunno: "No I could care less about ____" WTF :angry04: Please Just use correct grammar and say "I couldn't care less" because that is the phrase that truly describes your feelings.

Hammerlock2.0 08-13-2013 11:25 AM

People who play acoustic guitar to get laid
I'm 100% sure everyone knows one of these. These are the guys who just have to grab that guitar on a party or whatever and they start playing either Wonderwall by Oasis, Hey there Delilah from that one band that is soooo underground or (and this is the newest addition to the spread your legs playlist) Let Her Go by Passenger. Not only are these people obnoxious but the songs are all incredibly easy, the only thing you need to play them is opposable thumbs. What makes it even more frustrating is that these people can't even hold a guitar the right way.

And that leads me to the next thing...

Cheap songs
Not every song has to be Beethoven's fifth but would a little effort be too much to ask? If a song is just three or four chords all over again on your acoustic guitar, four notes on your bass and a generic drum beat that sounds like it was made with EZ Drummer and your melody and lyrics are clearly only there to make some teenage girls happy between their legs you should probably not call yourself a musician. Especially if you didn't even write that song yourself.

what makes it even worse is...

People listening to these songs on full volume on public transport. Or actually anybody listening to anything on max volume on public transport.
If you wanna **** your ears, please continue to do so but get yourself noise cancelling headphones (or whatever they're called) or I and everyone else on the train will murder you. Thank you.

americanfighter 08-13-2013 11:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hammerlock2.0 (Post 2222441)
People who play acoustic guitar to get laid
I'm 100% sure everyone knows one of these. These are the guys who just have to grab that guitar on a party or whatever and they start playing either Wonderwall by Oasis, Hey there Delilah from that one band that is soooo underground or (and this is the newest addition to the spread your legs playlist) Let Her Go by Passenger. Not only are these people obnoxious but the songs are all incredibly easy, the only thing you need to play them is opposable thumbs. What makes it even more frustrating is that these people can't even hold a guitar the right way.

And that leads me to the next thing...

Cheap songs
Not every song has to be Beethoven's fifth but would a little effort be too much to ask? If a song is just three or four chords all over again on your acoustic guitar, four notes on your bass and a generic drum beat that sounds like it was made with EZ Drummer and your melody and lyrics are clearly only there to make some teenage girls happy between their legs you should probably not call yourself a musician. Especially if you didn't even write that song yourself.

what makes it even worse is...

People listening to these songs on full volume on public transport. Or actually anybody listening to anything on max volume on public transport.
If you wanna **** your ears, please continue to do so but get yourself noise cancelling headphones (or whatever they're called) or I and everyone else on the train will murder you. Thank you.

As a Jazz guitarist I feel your pain. I Listen and play Jazz guitar which Is extremely complexed and sophisticated then turn around and see people (especially college and teen girls) going nut over crap music with hardly any real theory behind it.

No_Mercy 08-13-2013 11:58 AM

Hhaha...this is some funny shiet!

Hey there Delilah - LOLZ!!! It's true.

Thanks for the grammatical tips. Common grammatical errors, misnomers and malapropism.
- 360 degrees vs 180 degrees in the context of life changing events. If it's 360 then you're back to where you started.
- cell, sail, sale, sell,
- effect vs affect
- then vs than
- circumvent vs circumnavigate
-"Revenge is like serving cold cuts."

My favorite ---> "You know, Sung Tizzoo! The Chinese Prince Matchabelli!"

Electro pop music that's being churned out. Songs with lyrics that begin with "Baby."

The pound (aka fist bump) vs handshake folly. Always happens to me.

Finally, people who say they have a high tolerance of any illegal substance. I know I've never claimed it, but when put to the test they all usually fail. Usually to my amusement. :laugh:

Dr Gonzo 08-13-2013 12:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hammerlock2.0 (Post 2222377)
I don't have pet peeves, I have major psychotic f'ing hatreds.

Uninformed people who refuse to accept anything contradicting their superficial knowledge
This happens a lot in my field. People who refuse to get vaccinated, people who don't like the 'bad chemistry', homeopathy is proven to be milder and more effective, blah blah blah. Well, guess what, you just bought 20ml of salt diluted to the point where impurities make up a bigger percentage of the product than the active agent to cure your baby's diabetes. And these aren't just normal people, there are doctors who believe this shit. These assholes should have their licenses revoked.

Love this one.

Quote:

Originally Posted by americanfighter (Post 2222401)
Improper Grammer that will never be fixed

I know Its Kind of ridiculous but It really gets to me for example.

1.about 95% of the people I encounter mix up Jealous and envious when they say things like "your Just jealous" or "I am so jealous."The correct definition is:
If you are Jealous you have something and are afraid of lousing it "a Jealous husband/wife"
If someone else has something and you want it you are envious "green with envy"
Please do me a favore and start using these words correctly

2. Another is Hung vs Hanged. Hung may be the past tense of hang but when someone was/or is to be excited by hanging:sarcastic02: he was/or is to be Hanged dammit!!!:angry01: I will never forget when I was in under grad political science and my professor was talking about a historical figure and said he was hung immediately On reflex I went hanged!!!! underneath my breath. I remember thinking oh F*** this is a professor in a pretty prestigious university and after all his schooling he didn't know Hanged from Hung and not only that but he is teaching university student the improper grammar.:eek: Luckily he didnt hear me


3, And Lastly and the one that gets me the most is "I could care less" vs "I couldn't care less". When people dont care about something many times they say "I could care less about ____" My mind goes nuts when I here this.It doesn't make any sense. Oh you could care less that must mean you care about it a great deal because there is a lesser ammout you could care.:dunno: "No I could care less about ____" WTF :angry04: Please Just use correct grammar and say "I couldn't care less" because that is the phrase that truly describes your feelings.

Holy Jesus is this annoying. Read that shit alot on this forum and hear it on TV a fair deal too. Totally agree.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hammerlock2.0 (Post 2222441)
People listening to these songs on full volume on public transport. Or actually anybody listening to anything on max volume on public transport.
If you wanna **** your ears, please continue to do so but get yourself noise cancelling headphones (or whatever they're called) or I and everyone else on the train will murder you. Thank you.

Yeah thats just evil shit right there. Its incredibly rare for someone to actually be playing good music while they do this. Agree on this too!

americanfighter 08-13-2013 12:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by No_Mercy (Post 2222489)
Hhaha...this is some funny shiet!

Hey there Delilah - LOLZ!!! It's true.

Thanks for the grammatical tips. Common grammatical errors, misnomers and malapropism.
- 360 degrees vs 180 degrees in the context of life changing events. If it's 360 then you're back to where you started.
- cell, sail, sale, sell,
- effect vs affect
- then vs than
- circumvent vs circumnavigate
-"Revenge is like serving cold cuts."

My favorite ---> "You know, Sung Tizzoo! The Chinese Prince Matchabelli!"

Electro pop music that's being churned out. Songs with lyrics that begin with "Baby."

The pound (aka fist bump) vs handshake folly. Always happens to me.

Finally, people who say they have a high tolerance of any illegal substance. I know I've never claimed it, but when put to the test they all usually fail. Usually to my amusement. :laugh:

Holy crap how does "Revenge is a dish best severed cold" turn in to "Revenge is like serving cold cuts." I never heard that

HitOrGetHit 08-13-2013 12:27 PM

Whistling drives me completely nuts. I just find it somewhat obnoxious to walk around whistling and being loud. :dunno:


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joshua7789 08-13-2013 12:34 PM

Hippies

I work in a mmj shop, so I have to encounter this more frequently than any human should. Im not talking about your run of the mill, freshmen year of college, just discovered bob marley and phish type of hippie, Im talking the real deal. Live in a bus with the other unwashed burnouts, cheap as hell, brag about the shitty vegan food they cook on a campfire, and seem to think the world should just hand them shit.


These are the cheapest, most oblivious humans on the planet. Ive never encountered another subset of people that feels so entitled and comes off so arrogant.

So, in short, **** hippies. They grind my gears.


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