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Posted by catharsist 
Re: Just plain hate.
August 09, 2018
Speakers saying "suppose-a-bly" instead of supposedly is another annoying one.

One of the stranger mistakes I've recently heard was using the word foreclosure instead of closure in describing the grief process of a relative, as in "Mom needs to understand Dad is gone, and get some foreclosure with the situation."
Re: Just plain hate.
December 11, 2018
I need to rail on lotion pumps. Why in the fuck are these monstrosities everywhere now, popping up on all sorts of products that are better left alone? They NEVER work properly. I do all the YouTube tricks to unlock them, the first step being to take the damn thing off the container, wash the straw and then unlock it while holding the neck, which of course contaminates the contents and totally defeats the purpose. I recently wrestled with one that went clockwise instead of counter clockwise.

And once you get the fucker unlocked, forget taking it anywhere because it pops back up in your bag and runs all over everything. So you have to buy ANOTHER container to put the contents in if you want to take it anywhere.

That's presuming you don't have to transfer it to another container because it just stopped working. That happens at least 80% of the time. It just stops pumping or the straw breaks and won't go back together.

Why can't lotions be in a squeezy bottle? Just another "modern convenience" that's a stupid idea.
Re: Just plain hate.
December 16, 2018
Idiots spelling "paid" as "payed". I see it on Reddit all the time now. Also with "on accident" instead of "by accident".
Re: Just plain hate.
January 31, 2019
What is up with the ugly-ass jeans that are primarily marketed to women?

Let's start with the resurgence of mom jeans. Why in the hell would anyone think these were ever a good idea? I hated those things when I was a kid. I have a very short torso, and high-waisted jeans make me look like a Fresno nightcrawler.

Next up, boyfriend jeans. Lord, are they hideous. They are shapeless and covered in holes. I can see someone maybe doing a grunge throwback look, but that's it. I see 30-and-40-something women wearing these with normal shirts and shoes. It's a look that says, "I've given up"!

I'll take skinny or straight-legged jeans with a mid-rise any day over these travesties.

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Re: Just plain hate.
March 21, 2019
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LucyTrainWreck
What is up with the ugly-ass jeans that are primarily marketed to women?

Let's start with the resurgence of mom jeans. Why in the hell would anyone think these were ever a good idea? I hated those things when I was a kid. I have a very short torso, and high-waisted jeans make me look like a Fresno nightcrawler.

Next up, boyfriend jeans. Lord, are they hideous. They are shapeless and covered in holes. I can see someone maybe doing a grunge throwback look, but that's it. I see 30-and-40-something women wearing these with normal shirts and shoes. It's a look that says, "I've given up"!

I'll take skinny or straight-legged jeans with a mid-rise any day over these travesties.

As a long torso person, I am kinda glad to see higher rises; less plumbers' smiles and I no longer need a second hairdo to wear jeans. However, we don't need super high rises.

Ditto on boyfriend jeans. Baggy=sloppy with or without holes and tears.

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From a bottle cap message on a Magic Hat #9 beer: Condoms Prevent Minivans
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I want to pick up a bus full of unruly kids and feed them gummi bears and crack, then turn them loose in Hobby Lobby to ransack the place. They will all be wearing T shirts that say "You Could Have Prevented This."
Re: Just plain hate.
April 01, 2019
Right now I'm hating on all the generalizations posted on the net about how neat, tidy people aren't as creative or intelligent as their messy, slovenly counterparts. There are even books and articles put out that claim that living like a pig is an art form. Suuuurrree....

One article was so nasty against people who keep cleaner homes, that I wanted to post a comment like, "Spoken like a true fucking slob." There was no place to make a comment.

Just because people are sloppy doesn't mean they're smarter than I am. Just because someone chooses to live in their own filth doesn't make them more popular or interesting than neater people.

I think that the majority of people are fucking nasty pigs, and these articles are there to give them some sort of encouragement to show how much better they are than clean people.

If someone wants to live that way, I say fine. I just wouldn't feel comfortable living in a chaotic, dirty environment, so I keep things clean. To each their own, but I think that tidiness and organization are virtues that are lost on most people nowadays.
Re: Just plain hate.
April 03, 2019
Some people are slobs and some are neat freaks, and there are plenty in between. I do like things to be neat and tidy myself (am an artist too), but at the same time, I haven't cleaned a damn thing in forever because I haven't given a shit for a long time now. I have a friend who is a complete slob (like doesn't do dishes for weeks, leaves dirty laundry all over the floor, etc.) and he's one of the smartest and most handy people I know.

I've seen creative/talented people who thrive in both environments. People just want an excuse to be lazy and live in squalor and blame it on "creativity."



Minor gripe, but why can't anyone pronounce the word "warrior?" Every single time someone says it out loud, they say "woy-yer." Is three syllables too many to manage now?
Re: Just plain hate.
April 03, 2019
I just don't get the correlation between tidiness and lack of intelligence. I keep my home serene, clean, and organized. I find that a chaotic environment with a lot of clutter or mess really screws with my stress levels, and it can make me depressed.

I have a friend who is CF, and he's super smart, even though he usually acts like he's not. He's also majorly tidy. He washes his hands often enough that he makes Howard Hughes jokes about himself, and his place is so clean, you can eat off of the floor.

I used to have a friend who wasn't really big in the brains department, and her place was always a mess. She had a small long haired dog. One time she invited me over to her place, and the dog hair was so bad, that I told her that I'd come back after she vacuumed.

I've never been so up front with someone about their mess problem, but I couldn't stand to breathe the air in there. She was a pretty dumb person though.

I'm not saying I'm the smartest person, but I just don't understand how slovenly=smarter or more creative.
Re: Just plain hate.
May 03, 2019
I really hate it when dumbasses that can't get my name right cost me money.

My company is hiring, I messaged one of Takeo's friends that has been underemployed for two years. Told him to send me his resume and I'll go over what to emphasize or play down as appropriate. He sends his resume, I give him suggestions and walk him through the application process.

The first step in the application form is primarily to weed out the people who can't read and understand directions. They're automatically rejected. The next step HR checks if the applicant is referred by a current employee, their applications go to Big Boss. Applicants without employee referrals get screened by HR and they decide whether or not to forward the application to Big Boss. Big Boss interviews candidates, and decides who to hire

I assume he sends the application and wait. Two weeks later he asks why he hasn't been called for an interview. I ask him did he fill out the forms correctly, and did he list me as a reference. He said he put my name on the referred by space, I asked him if it was first and last name since I'm not the only Hana in the company. He said he put down Hana Smith, I told him his application went to HR for screening since there is no one by the name of Hana Smith working for the company and they didn't send his application to Big Boss. My last name is Johnson, it's the name on the emails I sent him. I met him before Takeo and I got married, and made it explicitly clear I'm not changing my last name. Big Boss already hired somebody so there's nothing I can do.

Company policy gives very nice bonuses if the person you refer gets hired and stays a year. He would've been a great fit and thrived here.
Re: Just plain hate.
May 19, 2019
Ugh. His inattentiveness cost him a job prospect, but it also cost you money. How annoying.

I hear you on the name mess-up, hana. It's never cost me money, but people who should damn know better have messed up my last name.

Some cousins reached the point where they were getting married and dutifully popping out 2.1 children. I kept getting announcements addressed to "Mr. and Mrs. (DH's first and last name)". As I put it to DH when we were going thru the mail, I wasn't on that envelope at all. I don't use the title Mrs., I did not change my last name, and my first name is nowhere to be seen. I didn't attend the weddings--due to travel costs, not because of the envelope business. They're very nice, sweet people, just very traditional to the point of slightly retro. I sent back my RSVP regrets card, writing my first and last name and that of my husband. Sent them a nice present. Made sure our names were on the return address so they could update their address books and the like.

Then these cousins all started sending family photos, Christmas cards, and the like. I don't send those myself, but certainly appreciate the gesture. Again, things were addressed to "Mr. and Mrs. (DH's first and last name)". I don't tend to send holiday cards, but for a couple years I sent them to those cousins, making sure it had our full signatures in the card as well as on the return address. After 2 years, one of the cousins noticed and she now gets it right every time. The other two still mess it up.
Re: Just plain hate.
May 22, 2019
I hate when people tell me I should do something I like doing for a living. Motherfucker NO, I already did that once when I went to art school and all I have to show for it is a pile of debt that prevents me from being able to afford to live (not to mention a total loss in desire to draw). Hobbies don't make good careers - just because I can do something half-decent does not mean I need to try to do that shit for money (and most likely fail). I appreciate the compliment, but seriously, fuck off.
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