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Old 09-18-2009, 03:53 PM   #41
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Old 09-18-2009, 04:29 PM   #42
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The "you guys thing" -- I must admit I find it mildly irritating when a 20-something server uses it to address a table of adults old enough to be their grandparents. It's not so much a gender thing as it is being inappropriately familiar.
My friend put it best: "I did not come here to make friends. This
is a master-servant relationship".

I should hasten to add that he said this to the waiter only in his
fantasy, that we have both worked as waiters, and that we treat
them politely and tip very well.
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My friend put it best: "I did not come here to make friends. This
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Yuse is rough.
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Pet peeve? Fluffy the pet cat, for one, does not wish her status connected to the idea of peeve. How's about changing that to feral peeve?
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Ooh, ooh, I thought of another one that bugs me. Saying I could care less when they should say I couldn't care less. They are saying the opposite of what they mean.

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Ooh, ooh, I thought of another one that bugs me. Saying I could care less when they should say I couldn't care less. They are saying the opposite of what they mean.

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Once worked with a guy who periodically told me "You ain't sheet." or something that sounded very similar. He was not joking around.

I usually smiled and thanked him. Doubt if he ever "got it".
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Old 09-20-2009, 04:37 PM   #49
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Once worked with a guy who periodically told me "You ain't sheet." or something that sounded very similar...
I thought that was from a legitimate U.S. dialect? I've heard it that way many times. Whatever, that would not peeve me in the least. I believe the same person who said that, also said, "I'll keep a eye out for...." What peeved me was that one of my co-workers harped on that, "she keeps saying, 'I'll keep a eye out....,'" his rolling eyes were like nails on the blackboard to me. Whatever, (hate the word whatever).
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II believe the same person ..... also said, "I'll keep a eye out for...." What peeved me was that one of my co-workers harped on that, "she keeps saying, 'I'll keep a eye out....,'" his rolling eyes were like nails on the blackboard to me. Whatever, (hate the word whatever).

According to this site keep an eye out for: Information from Answers.com, this expression dates back several hundred years...
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And from Saturday's advice column in the the Chicago Tribune:

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Dear Amy: Please start a pet-peeve(s)-of-the-day feature in your column.

This would be very popular, and it would differ from the letters you receive in that it would be short and eye-catching for the readers.

May I submit a few to get the ball rolling?
1. Friends who do not know how to end a conversation; they just talk too much -- thinking they are just being friendly.
2. Older people who need a hearing aid but refuse to get one. Don't they realize that it's inconsiderate to others when they constantly have to ask them repeat? Or they play the TV too loud, making others suffer.
3. Parents who let their kids fill up on bread at restaurants, and then wonder why the kids have no appetite when the meal arrives.
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Dear Reader: I have a few of these too. I'll start my list.
1. People who have lists of pet peeves, all of which have to do with the basically harmless behavior of other people.
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According to this site keep an eye out for: Information from Answers.com, this expression dates back several hundred years...
I was speaking of someone who changed the "an" in "keep an eye out for" to an "a" if that is clearer? She repeatedly said, "keep a eye out..." which peeved our co-worker no end.
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People who need a hearing aid but refuse to get one. Don't they realize that it's inconsiderate to others when they constantly have to ask them repeat? Or they play the TV too loud, making others suffer.
This one drove me buggy at work. People (of various ages) who were quite hard of hearing and refused to admit it or do anything about it. They would hear every third word or so and then go on to perform a task and screw it up.

We were on a business trip and the person driving the van and the person giving navigation instructions (she grew up there) were both too proud to wear hearing aids. We got lost several times before I finally got out a map and started yelling at them.

Of course, this was just proof that I didn't respect my elders et al.

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This one drove me buggy at work. People (of various ages) who were quite hard of hearing and refused to admit it or do anything about it. They would hear every third word or so and then go on to perform a task and screw it up.

We were on a business trip and the person driving the van and the person giving navigation instructions (she grew up there) were both too proud to wear hearing aids. We got lost several times before I finally got out a map and started yelling at them.

Of course, this was just proof that I didn't respect my elders et al.

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Khan, that driving experience would make a very funny skit for Saturday Night Live. I hope you can laugh at it now!
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Dear Reader: I have a few of these too. I'll start my list.
1. People who have lists of pet peeves, all of which have to do with the basically harmless behavior of other people.
so is Amy suggesting we tolerate idiots? she obviously hasn't visited the curmudgeon thread...
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