Real World Peeves, Disgruntlement, and Irks.



  • @gangofdolls said in Real World Peeves, Disgruntlement, and Irks.:

    People who are mean, cruel, antagonistic to serving staff at restaurants.

    Waiting has been out for 12 years as an example of why you do not fuck with your food servers. They get what they deserve...


  • Admin

    Contact lenses sometimes feel icky and irritate my eyes. My monthlies were fine yesterday and they may be fine tomorrow, but today they're sandpaper on my eyeballs.


  • Pitcrew

    @jaded said in Real World Peeves, Disgruntlement, and Irks.:

    @gangofdolls said in Real World Peeves, Disgruntlement, and Irks.:

    People who are mean, cruel, antagonistic to serving staff at restaurants.

    Waiting has been out for 12 years as an example of why you do not fuck with your food servers. They get what they deserve...

    I love that movie.


  • Politics

    @auspice

    It's so angry!


  • Pitcrew

    @ganymede said in Real World Peeves, Disgruntlement, and Irks.:

    @auspice

    It's so angry!

    My name is T-Dog, bitch!!!


  • Pitcrew

    @faceless said in Real World Peeves, Disgruntlement, and Irks.:

    @ganymede said in Real World Peeves, Disgruntlement, and Irks.:

    @auspice

    It's so angry!

    My name is T-Dog, bitch!!!

    With women, there are really only two options. Either she doesn't sleep with you and there's really no reason to ever call her again. Or she does sleep with you... and there's really no reason to ever call her again.


  • Pitcrew

    Every month, the last day of the month, my apartment complex e-mails me at 1:50 am reminding me to pay my rent, and yet the balance is never payable until the first.


  • Pitcrew

    Coinbase. It knows what it did.



  • Every thursday (my work friday) it seems like a convention of open mouthed coughers are on my morning train. I can get off of the car and go to another one, and there's inevitably another groady person wet coughing straight into the air. Sometimes they'll be considerate and do the 'dab' but most of the time when they do that, they just cover their eyes and their gross mouths project all sorts of gob everywhere.

    I can't wait until bike season starts again.



  • @faceless said in Real World Peeves, Disgruntlement, and Irks.:

    @surreality Yeah, that would probably make me just stop replying. A peeve of mine? Don't show up at my doorstep without notifying me well ahead of time. I want a day notice, preferably. My mother's shadow once fell across my door. I looked through the little peephole. Stared at her. Turned around. Walked away. I made sure to clear my throat just loud enough so that I knew she'd hear from the outside and know that I was home. She called me then: "I'm at your door", "I know", "So let me in", "No, get some manners". She went home that day without paying me a visit.

    By the way were you able to get any of the floss boxes? I figured it's important that you be reminded that we need them.

    Made me think of: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Swzvm-gXHg <-- Doorbell | Sebastian Maniscalco: What's Wrong With People?


  • Coder

    This happened today. A good female friend, a self-proclaimed Feminist who loves to go on and on about sexism and inequality, today ends up all depressed because her crush isn't going right. All was fine, we talked about it, until she blurted out that she was tired of waiting.

    Me: "Waiting on what?"
    Her: "For him to ask me out! I'm starting to think that he doesn't like me!"
    Me: "Why haven't you approached him?"
    Her: "He's the guy!"
    Me: "What does that have to do with anything?"
    Her: "What?! What do you mean? It's the man's job to make the first move!"
    Me: facepalms "You're serious? That's sexist, don't you think? What happened to equality?"

    We talked a little longer, and now I think she has a little better grasp as to why I was so shocked to hear her talk like that.



  • Some days, like today? Attorneys.

    Short version of the conversation:

    Him: There's a problem with your memo.
    Me: Really? What's up?
    Him: It doesn't include all of the relevant information.
    Me: ...ok, what's it missing? I went through Henry's, MT, and Burns. That's what I could find. (These are legal treatises and the annotated statutes, respectively).
    Him: You didn't include the parts about the required notice and these deadlines.
    Me: Those only apply to minors.
    Him: So why didn't you include them?
    Me: ...because it's a legal memo for this case, and your client is not a minor? Nor are we dealing with any parties who are minors?
    Him: Next time, include everything.
    Me: . o O (If you want to know everything about everything, then read the goddamned treatises, dude. You have Lexis too. You asked me to write a memo for this case). Alright, I understand. Thanks for the feedback.


  • Pitcrew

    @rook said in Real World Peeves, Disgruntlement, and Irks.:

    This happened today. A good female friend, a self-proclaimed Feminist who loves to go on and on about sexism and inequality, today ends up all depressed because her crush isn't going right. All was fine, we talked about it, until she blurted out that she was tired of waiting.

    Me: "Waiting on what?"
    Her: "For him to ask me out! I'm starting to think that he doesn't like me!"
    Me: "Why haven't you approached him?"
    Her: "He's the guy!"
    Me: "What does that have to do with anything?"
    Her: "What?! What do you mean? It's the man's job to make the first move!"
    Me: facepalms "You're serious? That's sexist, don't you think? What happened to equality?"

    We talked a little longer, and now I think she has a little better grasp as to why I was so shocked to hear her talk like that.

    Almost every single relationship I've ever had, I've initiated.

    ...I'd like to be the one asked out someday, but come on, Rook's friend!
    Make the first move.

    I've been told guys find that hot, even!



  • It can get even weirder, at one point I was chatting with my then girlfriend about who should pay for meals after she made it very clear to me that she felt it was important she paid half even if she was a student and I had a decent job.

    Her reasoning made pretty good sense but the conversation moved on to related subjects and also people we knew. Apparently one of her friends would use this to 'test' people she was dating, she would insist on paying for meals herself or splitting the bill but then if the man did not overrule her and pay anyway, despite her protests, she deemed them insufficiently chivalrous and would never see them again. Both of us agreed this was pretty crazy.


  • Pitcrew

    @packrat said in Real World Peeves, Disgruntlement, and Irks.:

    if the man did not overrule her and pay anyway, despite her protests, she deemed them insufficiently chivalrous and would never see them again.

    My cousin would, when going out on dates, sit in the car until the guy walked around and opened the door for her.

    Literally just... sit there and wait.

    I mean, there's something to be said for holding the door to the restaurant I guess, but I'MMA GET MY OWN CAR DOOR AND CHAIR TYVM.


  • Politics

    @derp

    Act II

    Him: There's a problem with your memo.
    You: What is it?
    Him: Why did you include all that information about Civ. R. 41(B)? I just wanted to about voluntary dismissals pursuant to Civ. R. 41(A).
    You: With my last memo, you told me to include everything.
    Him: Next time, use your judgment, and only give me everything related to the facts of the case and the assignment I brought you.

    Welcome to my world.


  • Pitcrew

    My job is all email tickets. I've been solely on 'cancellations and refunds' for the product (a streaming service). The rules are: work tickets oldest to newest. Period. Don't cherry pick. Don't skip a ticket that a coworker has worked previously (they might not be working that day, they might be on a special project, etc etc).

    Continually, my coworkers have been cherry picking. Even more worryingly, they have been skipping tickets assigned to me. Just the ones assigned to me. I brought this up to my PM* today. I know I'm a team lead, but they still need to be working those tickets.

    He gets back to me: 'so they said they've been skipping them because you're very, very good and you have a better rapport with the users than they do.'

    So we had to have a chat with the team of hey, that's flattering guys, but
    a) I want you guys to have a good rapport, too!
    b) I have days off and we really, really don't want customers to ever wait close to 72 hours for a response.

    This has also been why my # of tickets handled has been shit because they were basically agreeing with each other 'Auspice will be good at handling this one!' and skipping to 'easier to handle' tickets and leaving all the really angry or 'might possibly be angry' users for me.

    So while I'm flattered, I'm also not happy with my team. :|

    *I brought it up to the PM because I've tried bringing it up to the team myself previously and right now, the bulk of them are in Sacramento while I'm in Austin and 'discussing' things with people via group Skype chat lacks the same impact as his being able to take them aside directly in the Sacramento office.


  • Pitcrew

    Maybe it's just from too many years working customer/technical support, but I have this especial dislike for people who end communications/emails with 'God Bless.'

    You're spreading god's word with your passive-aggressive email, Sharon!


  • Admin

    We recently realized Rogers has been adding a $11 charge to our monthly bills for almost a year now for 'home tech support'. I didn't ask for it (and since I was the one on the phone when we upgraded the bandwidth plan I'd remember it being even mentioned, let alone agreed on), and I definitely didn't need it, but there it was!

    The representative gave a $15 discount to get rid of me when I got on a chat to yell at them. Gee, thanks. I guess you guys get to pocket the rest (I'm not actually mad at that person, it's not his fault but...)

    I hate having to be in a state of constant vigilance with my own services, dammit. We shouldn't have to be breaking down every bill to see if someone's trying to get something by us.


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    Double post but...

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/bully-sucker-punched-man-cerebral-162451893.html

    Daaaamn dude. There's being a complete asshole and then there's being a complete asshole.