Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by r2473, Jul 25, 2011.
Greetings from the sunny Southern California.
Lived there all my life, and can't agree more. escecially the 'San Francisco' types with their undeserved superiority complex and aires they like to put on. And their restaurants are the most overrated in the World.
I pretty much agree, but I don't see your problem with tortilla. How else you gonna say it?
Tor-tee-ah, not tor-teeeeeee-yaaaaaahh!!
Cheap family members who never pick up the check.
We have one such family member. Ok, they have less money. Not a problem -- we don't expect them to treat everyone else.
What is annoying is how they order. They make no effort to economize -- say, split an entree, pass on an appetizer. When you let your ten year old kid order an expensive entree but eat only a few bites, that is not cool.
College age or older people who wear cargo shorts/american eagle/hollister/ etc. Grow up, stop dressing like you're in 6th grade.
Children with no manners. My parents would never let me get away being a jerk to other people. You're kid won't get far being a spoiled brat, so man up and teach your kids to be obedient and respectful.
8. People (usually agitated high schoolers) who hog the sidewalk by walking four abreast and you nearly have to step off the curb in order to avoid them.
9. UPS delivery men who just leave your package at the door(for anyone to steal for the rest of the day) and then go back to their truck.
10. Supermarket check-out clerks who have to make commentary on what you're buying for all to hear. Same goes for library check-out orators.
11. People who start their cars early in the morning by LOUDLY REVVING IT UP, so as to shake everybody out of bed within a 150 yard radius.
12. Being 'sparechanged' even when I'm inside an eating establishment or being asked to have some of MY food.
13. People who seem to go into retarded slow-motion when at a fairgrounds or festival of some sort, you have to dodge them as it they're boulders.
14. Going to a near empty library and to the specific section where the book you want is located, and finding some moron standing exactly where your book is. So you go away, come back 10-15 minutes later, and he/she is still there!! This really makes my blood boil.
Yup, I know exactly what you mean.
I hate people who when they know someone else will be paying, will order the most expensive items on the menu because they know they won't have to pay for it. I know someone who does this all the time. I think it's pretty sleezy and is taking advantage of your friends/relatives. I, on the other hand, usually choose the cheapest items on the menu when I know someone else will be paying because I don't feel right about it otherwise.
Take it easy, dude .
OMG, perfectly worded. I lived in the E Bay area. If you didn't have a boat, a trophy wife, a BMW, a Land Rover, and a Mercedes, and a $2M house, you were barely a human being. I am gagging just thinking back to those people. Yuck.
Yeah hes really moving to a better place New Jersey is a real utopia. LOL.
New Jersey is awesome indeed. 19% of the diners in America, and birthplace of the Texas Weiner. The state that nurtured my three heros: B. Maher, J. Stewart, B. Springsteen.
People that bring sucky, 10 month old, Dead tennis balls to play to the court, and get mad when you "lose" one of Theirs.
People who bring babies to places where they clearly don't belong. Like movie theaters at night, to pick one example. There is simply no excuse for this.
May not be utopia, but
1. Jerseyans tend to be 'real' people. What you see is what you get, even though it may not always be what you want. Oh well. Californicatians tend to be 'fake'. Fake boobs, fake faces, fake personalities, fake abilities, fake sex, fake friendships, fake lives. Harsh maybe, but true.
2. We have 'real' food. Real pizza (no capers or artichoke hearts), hoagies, and cheesesteaks.
3. Where I live we have easy access to 3 major metropolitan centers - NY, Philly, and DC.
4. We have an ocean you can actually swim in during the summer (it gets above 50 deg).
5. It takes me 15 min to drive 10 mi to work. Used to take me 1.25 hrs to drive 10 mi to work in Cali.
I'll take Jersey any day of the week over Pretendland
Thats the first and last time I will ever hear that. New Jersey is an arm pit garbage dump state.
People who started threads about things that annoy them actually annoy me. J/K, good thread.
people who talk to me about politics or religion. I dont care what your opinion is on either and dont really give a crap what you think of mine.
#1) Both parents having multiple alcoholic beverages while at a restaurant with their children (who's going to drive the kids home, even if you don't think the alcohol will affect you, why would you take that chance with your children?)
#2) Non-handicapped people parking in a handicapped spot
#3) People making fun of handicapped people
#4) People pulling out in front of me and going 20 mph under the spend limit once they do
#5) My neighbor only mowing his yard once every 4 weeks and when he does he only mows 1/3 of it
I don't mind this because many disabilities are invisible.
What gets me is Handicapped Parking Decal abuse. You know, when someone "borrows" someone's decal so they can park closer or for free.
My MIL and FIL are both quite disabled. We often drive them places. Their challenges are so great that my husband will often use their hanging decal when they are with him. He will take them to the doctor and pull up in front and have them exit there.
Then he needs to go park. Now, he could park in non-handicapped parking even though he has their decal. The situation is so precarious (it used to involve wheelchairs and oxygen tanks, but now it just involves painful walking and diminished vision) that I agree with him that he should use the nearby handicapped parking even after he has dropped them off. Otherwise they are sitting on a bench (or worse, standing) waiting for him to return, and that is not a good situation.
So please don't judge my husband and assume he has no right to use the decal. Getting his parents to and fro is enough of a challenge without having people shoot laser eyes at him because he is young and healthy.
Wow. I....really don't have a reply to that.
Assuming that you're one of them, you have just demonstrated my opinion.
I was referring to cars parked in a handicap spot without any kind of handicapped decal or sticker. They just park there because they are too lazy to walk and extra 5 or 6 parking places.
2 others I just thought of:
1) Cops who break traffic laws when they 'aren't after someone'
2) Cops who watch others break the law (running red lights or tailgating are the main too) and don't do anything about it.
They take a cab?
Like Andrew Bynum of the Los Angeles Lakers? He was caught on video doing this a number of times.
There's another Californian some of you Jersey folks here would love to hate.
Born and raised in Ohio, bro.
Confuse science with beliefs and opinions and religion or politics.
People making fun of mentally handicapped people
People making fun of people with physical handicaps
People making fun of people period
Lastly, emabarresing someone in front of a large group. That drives me insane when people do that.
Who decides that they don't belong? You? No. It is the management. And if it is fine with them, it is your choice to put up with it or leave.
Ever heard the joke about the guy with Alzheimer's? Or have you forgotten it already?
That would then have to include 99% of the people
Being from L.A., I'd say 8 of the 10 things that annoy me most have to do with driving.
Aside from the turn signal and cellphone things already mentioned, I get annoyed when people use exit lanes and merge lanes to pass in. They go right up to the end of these lanes and try and merge back in at the last second and create a traffic jam because they're trying shave 30 seconds off of their commute. I've noticed CHP has been ticketing these people lately on the 405.
Also, people who use the fast lane as, what I call, a "luxury" lane. They drive in the fast lane, but often at the same or slower speeds than the right lanes and refuse to move and force you to pass on the right.
Things that annoy me at the supermarket:
1. When you're in line at the checkout stand and you're carrying a lot of heavy or very cold things in your arms that you want to put on the counter and the moron ahead of you won't move their one or two items a few inches so that you can put that freezing box of ice cream down.
2. People who placed their items on the counter and then, at the last moment, proceed to go back into the aisles to find a some item all the while the rest of us (and the checker) have to cross our arms waiting for that dipsh*t to come back, in order to proceed.
3. People who take like 5 minutes to write checks (thus holding up the line) without having made them out in line prior to having their items totaled. That's either rudeness or lack of foresight.
4. Women (usually from the hood, sorry but it's true)who bring their dozen kids into the store with them who proceed to dance, yell, screech, make quick darting movements, throw stuff around and just generally wreak havoc.
5. You want to pick up some item and somebody is standing there, blocking your access to what you want and are devoutly engaged in reading the frickin' package label for 15 minutes like it's the Constitution or something.
And the worst:
You're in line at the hotcheckerbigboobbabe's checkout and some other checker (usually some fat guy) come's over and say's 'I'm open over here'. You can't just stand there and there goes you're missed opportunity!! Happens to me ALL the time.
My grandma has Alzheimer's. Not cool.
You should appreciate their spontaneous expression of childhood and joy. Not everyone wants to turn into a stiff guy working for a corporation.
Well, then you could get it too, as it may have a genetic component.
People who steal your spot at the gym when they know you just started. I just finished my first set on the preacher set and three guys come and take it over. The first guy tries to do 80 lbs and can't even budge it. Waste my time and won't let me finish my sets.
So you've met my ex-girlfriend?
You remind me of the people I went to college with. Ripping on the state they were in. Didn't have much of an answer for "if Jersey is so great, why did you have to leave to go to college?"
Because if you are...
Hate to break it to you, but that's a CA invention. Where I grew up - and when you travel back East and the Mid West (spelled this way to avoid TW *****'ing), the majority of people know the left land is the Passing and Fast Lane. Unfortunately, like many CA trends, it is slowly spreading to other states.
Thank GOD someone else gets it!
I was born in raised in Texas so my move to California at 13 years old was a complete culture shock, and it's still been ever since.
I've never SEEN a group of people being so concerned about other people's business in my entire life. The person you're talking to is always sooo much smarter than you, knows waaaay more about your job or interests, has kids that got allegedly accepted into Yale (but for some reason went to Fresno State), and feels the need to tell you about their extreme political leanings.
I've met a few fantastic Californians, but the vast majority are self-centered ****s.
I do!! I just don't want to accidently hit one with the grocery cart and have one enraged 300lb mamie coming after me.
I am well aware of that. So what else do you want to make fun of me for? I just don't understand how you can be so insensitive.
You should thank them for stopping you from doing curls.
a pet peave guys doing set after set of curls to work the guns. Well wearing huge baggy pants so nobody can see their skinny legs.
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