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Old 02-09-2015, 08:05 AM   #561
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In line with previous peeves about other people: my peeve is that my once idyllic burb is just too crowded. We were "discovered" and since then there is too much traffic with all the folks who have moved in. You have to get out before noon to avoid heavy traffic. Used to be wide open. Sigh....
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Old 02-09-2015, 03:37 PM   #562
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Some stores have a new shakedown. When the price is totalled, they ask if you wish to round up to the next dollar. I experienced it at Lowe's today. I said of course NOT.

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Maybe it's been mentioned before, but it's damn cars that honk their horns when locked with the remote. REALLY? I wouldn't have a car that did that (figure most can be reset to just blink the lights). Pisses me off to get out of the car, walk by some idiots car that honks and startles me.
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Medical office stupidity!!

Two weeks ago my primary care physician referred me to a specialist. I called the specialist and made the appointment, and then contacted my PCP's office to send over my info including lab test results that showed an anomaly.

Today the specialists office called to confirm my appointment and I wanted to make sure they received my info and test results from the PCP office. Nope, they didn't get anything. My PCP's office patient portal shows that the info was faxed on 1/28/15. So I called the PCPs office to ask them to fax again. The PCP's phone system has too many layers for my liking and then no one was available so I had to leave a message. Two hours later I had not heard from them so I called again. Still can't reach a human and have to leave another message.

By 4pm I am good and pissed off but I can be polite when I need to be, so I went to the PCPs office and explained the situation and tell them that I want them to print the info I need for the specialist and I'll just take it with me. Yes, we can do that for you. SCORE!!

While the papers print I asked where my info was faxed, since the specialist did not receive it. She looked in the record and the fax failed three times. So what did they do about this 2 weeks ago? Nothing!! I had the correct fax number which did not match the one they were using. Do you want the correct number? No, we have to use the one in our system.

So I walked out of there with the info that I needed, shaking my head at how some of this sh!t happens.

All this stuff about protecting the patient's privacy and you have to use faxing (!!) and they had the wrong fax number and my private medical information could have gone to Pizza Hut (or Rachel in card services) and nobody cares or follows up. Shameful.

I did the right thing to go in and pick up printed pages which I will deliver to the specialist. And even though I was truly aggravated I made myself be polite to the clueless staff.
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Maybe it's been mentioned before, but it's damn cars that honk their horns when locked with the remote. REALLY? I wouldn't have a car that did that (figure most can be reset to just blink the lights). Pisses me off to get out of the car, walk by some idiots car that honks and startles me.
Don't know about all cars/trucks but mine will honk twice if I hit the lock button twice on the remote. I only hit mine once cause I HATE the honk.
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A virtually empty movie theater, seven people tops, and just as the movie starts a couple comes and sits right in front of us and takes several minutes to remove coats, hats, etc. in our line of vision. Because those other 200 seats aren't good enough.
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Old 02-09-2015, 08:25 PM   #567
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A virtually empty movie theater, seven people tops, and just as the movie starts a couple comes and sits right in front of us and takes several minutes to remove coats, hats, etc. in our line of vision. Because those other 200 seats aren't good enough.
Maybe they were exhibitionists.
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My pet peeve of the day is when arranging plans with people and asking a question pretty much point blank, but they reply by pretty much just ignoring the question.

For example, if going out of town to catch a show, my email would be something like, "I got my ticket. Have you found a hotel to stay at?" and the person replies back but says nothing about a hotel
I have a friend who does this all the time. I sent him an email the other day that included two questions. First response was a comment on something else in the email but nothing related to either question. Then he later sent me another response that related to one of the two questions. Still waiting for a response to the other question. Nice guy an good friend but he sometimes drives me nuts.
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The peeve is that I must pay a monthly premium of $0.02. Why the h*ll should I need to pay anything when my subsidy is $147 higher than the monthly premium of the new policy? Healthcare.gov can't explain it.

That is definitely strange! Arrange for $0.24 to be paid to them from your credit card. Then you're done for the year.


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Maybe it's been mentioned before, but it's damn cars that honk their horns when locked with the remote. REALLY? I wouldn't have a car that did that (figure most can be reset to just blink the lights).
You're asking for far too much effort. That would require reading the owner's manual.
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Today's peeve: Them 1/2 cover ad sheets wrapped around the front page of newspapers. I just yank them off, never read any of the grabage on them.

Yea--hate them with a passion, and we also have those 3"x3" glossy stick-on ads that always end up on the headline or what the sports score was. Local paper is owned by Gannett, which also owns USA today. Sunday paper always had a USA Sunday magazine (little 10 page rag with star's birthdays, puzzles, featured articles, etc.). After not gettting it for 2 weeks I call up the paper and they tell me it's discontinued. Hey--thanks for letting me know in advance. Just seems anything they can do to whittle down on the amount of ink and paper they have to put out, they do.
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Yesterday's pet peeve: I boxed up a RV window packed in a Styrofoam case I made and put it in a cardboard box for shipment. I put the dimensions and weight into UPS's online estimator and got a $25 estimate. When I actually took it to the UPS Store to ship it, I didn't pay attention to their measurements. It was only after I got home after paying $35 that I realized the the clerk had added on a few inches to each dimension for good measure and that UPS charges using something called dimensional weight, which calculates prices based volume and weight and charges you the higher price of the two.

Next time I have a bulky package I'll send it USPS - looked it up on-line and I could have send it Priority 2nd day for $12.
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A virtually empty movie theater, seven people tops, and just as the movie starts a couple comes and sits right in front of us and takes several minutes to remove coats, hats, etc. in our line of vision. Because those other 200 seats aren't good enough.
And of course there are the people who sit one row behind and to the right of you. After about 10 minutes, they plop their feet up on the seats in front of them, and you have their feet in your peripheral field of vision for the rest of the movie. When these slobs strike, I just move. Sometimes all the way to the back row, just to not have to worry about more slobs arriving.
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A virtually empty movie theater, seven people tops, and just as the movie starts a couple comes and sits right in front of us and takes several minutes to remove coats, hats, etc. in our line of vision. Because those other 200 seats aren't good enough.
I just love folks who pay $10-$20 for movie tickets, and sometimes hundreds of dollars for concert tickets, then talk and/or surf on their phones the during the movie/concert.

Not that I give a rat's patoot whether they see or miss the show, but they disturb my experience, that I paid $$$ for for which I paid big $$$...
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I just love folks who pay $10-$20 for movie tickets, and sometimes hundreds of dollars for concert tickets, then talk and/or surf on their phones the during the movie/concert.

Not that I give a rat's patoot whether they see or miss the show, but they disturb my experience, that I paid $$$ for for which I paid big $$$...
And half the time they came late and left early..........
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You're asking for far too much effort. That would require reading the owner's manual.
This reminds me of my DW making fun of me reading the owners manual for her new car. She asked why I was reading it and I told her that's quite a bit more advanced that the cars I was used to. She laughed at me but a few pages later I realized that I would be the one who laughs last.

Fast forward a few days later and I get a frantic call from the DW...she's trying to fill up the new car and can't find the release for the fuel door. She is freaking out while I'm laughing. What I knew, and she didn't, was that you had to unlock the doors with the auto door lock switch to unlock the fuel door. Those directions were indeed in the owners manual.

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I just love folks who pay $10-$20 for movie tickets, and sometimes hundreds of dollars for concert tickets, then talk and/or surf on their phones the during the movie/concert.

Not that I give a rat's patoot whether they see or miss the show, but they disturb my experience, that I paid $$$ for for which I paid big $$$...
A movie theater chain in Texas will kick people out for texting or being on their phones during a movie. They run a PSA about it that's pretty good...although the language is pretty strong.





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I swear, last 3 times I've gone shopping and stop by to pick up razors, the secure display case is so secure, I can't get any razors!


Ok - I'll just shop on-line from now on.
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..............I swear, last 3 times I've gone shopping and stop by to pick up razors, the secure display case is so secure, I can't get any razors!.......
Why are razors locked up? I go through similar nonsense to buy Claritin D, but I guess if you know how to cook it, its worth the trouble .
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Why are razors locked up? I go through similar nonsense to buy Claritin D, but I guess if you know how to cook it, its worth the trouble .
I think the razor blades are used to chop up the Claritan-D for easier cooking.
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