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Old 08-31-2014, 12:06 PM   #301
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Worst. Habit. Ever.

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My current. Pet peeve. Is people who break up their sentences. Into much smaller sentences. That are not even full sentences. In a strange attempt. To create emphasis.

That is all.
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Old 08-31-2014, 01:54 PM   #302
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This morning at the local grocery store, a Chihuahua was left in a car with windows 1/4 rolled down. I went inside when I came out, the car was still there. Dog was panting but OK. Sat in my car waiting for owner to appear or I would take the dog out. Owner came out shortly. Didn't feel like confrontation so left it at that. It was 86 degrees at about 10:30 am in the mountains in So. Cal. Too hot for that little girl! I hate the confrontations but will if absolutely necessary. My peeve of the today!
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Old 08-31-2014, 02:51 PM   #303
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This morning at the local grocery store, a Chihuahua was left in a car with windows 1/4 rolled down. I went inside when I came out, the car was still there. Dog was panting but OK. Sat in my car waiting for owner to appear or I would take the dog out. Owner came out shortly. Didn't feel like confrontation so left it at that. It was 86 degrees at about 10:30 am in the mountains in So. Cal. Too hot for that little girl! I hate the confrontations but will if absolutely necessary. My peeve of the today!

I was at the grocery store in June on a hot day and when I came out I saw an officer, car lights on, writing a ticket. I asked him "what's up?". He said "there's a dog in this car with the windows rolled up on a day like this. That's illegal in this town."

I sat down and watched to see the owner come out. The officer took his time for maximum embarrassment effect.
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Steelyman love your story! I should have said something to the woman however brief. But my experience, it escalates into an argument. Usually the person becomes defensive and probably embarrassed. A cop writing a ticket is great!
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Old 08-31-2014, 02:59 PM   #305
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I could not find anything to b*tch about today.
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Old 08-31-2014, 03:31 PM   #306
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Female tennis players on TV who scream to the Heavens as though they are giving birth with every strike of the ball. How does the audience endure it?

I guess the women golfers are next....

I know, I know the male tennis players do it too sometimes, but only on serves.
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Old 08-31-2014, 06:11 PM   #307
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I sat down and watched to see the owner come out. The officer took his time for maximum embarrassment effect.
That's being lenient. Lots of places, including where I worked, the procedure was to break out a window, get the dog out of there, and call animal rescue to take custody of the dog. Then there was the ticket from the officer and the fee from the pound.
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Razztazz you are 100% correct. Normally 3 day weekends just stink, this year is worse on the holiday. 2000 bikers in a town of 12,000. The bikers haven't been a problem(dropping a lot of revenue to local businesses), local, state, federal LE seem to want to be everywhere in town. I've seen twice the amount of LE to bikers. Given the whole town is a speed trap, we're just staying home.

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At least this is the end of the tourist season. Now we dare go near Harper's Ferry, WV on the weekends again.
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Steelyman love your story! I should have said something to the woman however brief. But my experience, it escalates into an argument. Usually the person becomes defensive and probably embarrassed. A cop writing a ticket is great!

The police forces protect and serve the pooches too!
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Worst. Habit. Ever.

That what you're referring to?
Not quite, but close. Maybe I just know weird people, but I know a few who purposely break up a whole sentence in such a way as to completely interfere with the natural cadence, as with my original example. At least the example you're giving (which is in very common usage) breaks it up into single words, which I don't find quite as irksome, because it actually represents the way you might say it in real life if you wanted to create emphasis.

However, having said all that, it occurred to me yesterday that none of this stuff bothers me at all anymore. What a silly thing for me to be concerned with!
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OK, I'm going crazy even thinking about this. Time to hang out with the cats some more
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That's being lenient. Lots of places, including where I worked, the procedure was to break out a window, get the dog out of there, and call animal rescue to take custody of the dog. Then there was the ticket from the officer and the fee from the pound.
I like it.
My dad worked in downtown LA and there was a fire in a large building across the street. A car was parked right in front of the fire hydrant on his side of the street. The FD rolled up, broke windows on both sides of the car, and ran the hose right through. Sure, they could have opened the other door after breaking one window, but . . . And I'll bet he got a ticket, too.
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I was at the grocery store in June on a hot day and when I came out I saw an officer, car lights on, writing a ticket. I asked him "what's up?". He said "there's a dog in this car with the windows rolled up on a day like this. That's illegal in this town."

I sat down and watched to see the owner come out. The officer took his time for maximum embarrassment effect.
Good for him. Good story!
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Worst. Habit. Ever.

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Not quite, but close. Maybe I just know weird people, but I know a few who purposely break up a whole sentence in such a way as to completely interfere with the natural cadence, as with my original example. At least the example you're giving (which is in very common usage) breaks it up into single words, which I don't find quite as irksome, because it actually represents the way you might say it in real life if you wanted to create emphasis.

Worst. Habit. Ever. William Shatner's voice began resonating in my head while reading this.
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Worst. Habit. Ever. William Shatner's voice began resonating in my head while reading this.
William Shatner's delivery is brilliant. He can do it however he wants, as it always comes out perfectly!
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Pet Peeve: People who use "gifted" as a verb.

He gifted me a new iPhone.

Makes me want to beat them senseless with a dictionary. A nice heavy hardbound edition.

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He gifted me a new iPhone.

Makes me want to beat them senseless with a dictionary. A nice heavy hardbound edition.

Yes x1000.
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The term "arguably." Arguably the best steakhouse, arguably the best city to live in, arguably his best starring role ever, etc, etc.

Like, what does that really mean? If it isn't the absolute best, unarguably, than just say it's great and leave it at that!
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