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    Things that push you over the edge...

    Some people have pet peeves... this is not about those. This is about the thing people do, things that happen, or just particular people in general who make you so mad that you have to retain your self from not going off on them. I pride my self in my ability to hold in my anger until an appropriate time to vent it. I have had people call me everything you can imagine, and say thing that if it was in another setting, things might have gotten violent, but I maintained my calm.

    Because of a serious of things including the power cord on my lap top shorting out, my digital camera breaking, the death of a close friends parent, and a multitude of several other things have me on a very short fuse today. To make matters worse a particular individual in my office is on a serous power trip and has a rather large object in an orifice that does not get sunlight.

    So what say you, what things boil your blood and cause significant anger? Here is a place to vent!
    Not my monkey, not my circus. - Old Polish Proverb

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    People that don't use their turn signals. One day, I'm going to walk up to them, reach into their vehicle, rip the turn signal lever from the steering column and drop it in their laps. When they get all angry, I'm just going to say "What? You never use it, so why would you miss it?"

    People that throw trash out of their cars, especially cigarettes. Don't you have a freakin' ashtray, spit-for-brains?
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    This is a terrible thing to say but generally true in my case. Old people really upset me. They are always paying for things in front of me with a bag of change or writing a check which takes forever. They drive 35 miles an hour on the freeway. They walk so slow in front of me. Sometimes they try to be nice and hold a door open for me while standing in the door so I can't actually get through? What's that about?????

    Also aggressive/jerkheaded drivers really tick me off.

    Sometimes republicans tick me off

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    Quote Originally posted by Gedunker
    People that throw trash out of their cars, especially cigarettes. Don't you have a freakin' ashtray, spit-for-brains?
    Actually, a lot of today's cars don't have ashtrays and a lot of drivers (private and professional) are not supposed to be smoking in the vehicle and do not want to leave behind evidence. Not an excuse, but there are reasons for everything.

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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis
    Because of a serious of things including the power cord on my lap top shorting out, my digital camera breaking, the death of a close friends parent, and a multitude of several other things have me on a very short fuse today. To make matters worse a particular individual in my office is on a serous power trip and has a rather large object in an orifice that does not get sunlight.
    Here is a recipe that may help:
    -Basement with shag carpeting, faux wood paneled walls, and the hint of mothballs in the air.
    -Bean Bag chair
    -Frampton Comes Alive on vinyl playing softly in the background
    -A certain "herbal" remedy close at hand
    -Chiiiiiillllllllllllllllllll.... Baby!

    Do you feeeel like we dooooo?
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
    -Peart

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    Quote Originally posted by jmello
    Actually, a lot of today's cars don't have ashtrays and a lot of drivers (private and professional) are not supposed to be smoking in the vehicle and do not want to leave behind evidence. Not an excuse, but there are reasons for everything.
    People who have rational reasons for things that tick me off, tick me off too.
    Quote Originally posted by zmanPLAN
    Here is a recipe that may help:
    -Basement with shag carpeting, faux wood paneled walls, and the hint of mothballs in the air.
    -Bean Bag chair
    -Frampton Comes Alive on vinyl playing softly in the background
    -A certain "herbal" remedy close at hand
    -Chiiiiiillllllllllllllllllll.... Baby!

    Do you feeeel like we dooooo?
    I was thinking James Taylor, but ok... Frampton will work too.
    Not my monkey, not my circus. - Old Polish Proverb

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    Quote Originally posted by zmanPLAN
    Here is a recipe that may help:
    -Basement with shag carpeting, faux wood paneled walls, and the hint of mothballs in the air.
    -Bean Bag chair
    -Frampton Comes Alive on vinyl playing softly in the background
    -A certain "herbal" remedy close at hand
    -Chiiiiiillllllllllllllllllll.... Baby!

    Do you feeeel like we dooooo?

    Dude, have you been to my basement? The Smithsonian could move it en masse and install it in the museum as an example of a 1960s-1970s basement. Green shag carpet, cheap wood paneling, a hi-fi (not operating). And yes, I do have a Frampton album and a circa 1970s stereo.

    Pet peeves: people finishing a cigarette then flicking it away. The outdoors is not your garbage can. Especially sets me off when it is in a really nice place - national park, the river, etc.

    Also people who don't control their dogs. Keep Spot on a leash and keep him out of my yard. Especially keep him out of festivals, farmer's markets and block parties. When I was at UM some people would take their dogs to school with them and leave them to roam free while they were in class! One several ocassions these dogs interfered with service dogs, who were on campus for a reason. You might love your dog, but I don't.

    During the summer we have a block party every Wednesday downtown. People are told to leave their dogs at home and still some people bring them. It is hard enough moving around in th crowds or finding a place to sit, without worrying about somebody's bad-tempered mutt or what comes out of him.
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    People that throw trash out of their cars,


    I couldn't agree more. I want to chase every person down who I see throwing trash out of their car and make them clean up an entire 50 mile stretch of highway!

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    Quote Originally posted by jringel
    People that throw trash out of their cars,


    I couldn't agree more.

    How funny. I almost never ever ever see anyone throwing trash out of their cars. Must be an east coast thing

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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis
    I was thinking James Taylor, but ok... Frampton will work too.
    James Taylor? Hello!? I think ZMAN was painting a very different picture. Allow me to complete the (admittedly cliched, but true nevertheless) scene......

    A lava lamp bubbles and MC Escher posters adorn the walls in addition to a variety of concert bills (naturally printed in multicolored Ashbury font) of groups like the Byrds, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Country Joe and the Fish, and of course Jefferson Airplane. The intro to "White Rabbit" wafts mysteriously through the air and your girlfriend (if not too hung up on the whole 'labels' scene, man) "Moonbeam" approaches you through the bead curtain in the doorway wearing a tie dyed poncho and asks if you think dolphins lives are subject to karmic laws....
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister
    James Taylor? Hello!? I think ZMAN was painting a very different picture. Allow me to complete the (admittedly cliched, but true nevertheless) scene......

    A lava lamp bubbles and MC Escher posters adorn the walls in addition to a variety of concert bills (naturally printed in multicolored Ashbury font) of groups like the Byrds, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Country Joe and the Fish, and of course Jefferson Airplane. The intro to "White Rabbit" wafts mysteriously through the air and your girlfriend (if not too hung up on the whole 'labels' scene, man) "Moonbeam" approaches you through the bead curtain in the doorway wearing a tie dyed poncho and asks if you think dolphins lives are subject to karmic laws....
    So what... Marley?
    Not my monkey, not my circus. - Old Polish Proverb

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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner
    How funny. I almost never ever ever see anyone throwing trash out of their cars. Must be an east coast thing
    Nope, I've only seen it once or twice in my whole life. Funny thing is: the last time was just the other day. I was behind a beat-up old station with an entire family in it. The driver/father was throwing 8.5 " X 11" sheets of paper out of the window for about 1-2 miles. Very strange.

    I have frequently seen people litter while waiting for the bus/train. A good friend of mine was so anti-litter that she would actually pick it up and confront the person every time. Of course, Boston is filfth central. Litter is just part of the landscape.

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    Sean Hannity.

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    People who whine about everything under the sun and blame it on everyone else, yet they have no real solution to the problem.

    I think that if a person is going to complain about the way something is going, they better have an answer when I ask, so what do you suggest we do? If they don’t have an answer, I may just explode.

    The “separation of church and state... separation of church and state!” people. I hope God personally comes down from the heavens above just to beat the crap out of them, or asks me to!
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister
    James Taylor? Hello!? I think ZMAN was painting a very different picture. Allow me to complete the (admittedly cliched, but true nevertheless) scene......

    A lava lamp bubbles and MC Escher posters adorn the walls in addition to a variety of concert bills (naturally printed in multicolored Ashbury font) of groups like the Byrds, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Country Joe and the Fish, and of course Jefferson Airplane. The intro to "White Rabbit" wafts mysteriously through the air and your girlfriend (if not too hung up on the whole 'labels' scene, man) "Moonbeam" approaches you through the bead curtain in the doorway wearing a tie dyed poncho and asks if you think dolphins lives are subject to karmic laws....
    Outta sight! Baby! Outta sight!

    James Taylor is not the right choice, Skis. Sorry. May I introduce some Yardbirds to the scenario or perhaps Foghat?
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
    -Peart

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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis
    So what say you, what things boil your blood and cause significant anger?
    People who spread misinformation because they are too lazy to actually look anything up. E-mail has greatly enabled these people.

    Quote Originally posted by zmanPLAN
    James Taylor is not the right choice, Skis. Sorry. May I introduce some Yardbirds to the scenario or perhaps Foghat?
    I have absolutely no idea what or who you guys are talking about. I guess it's a generational thing.

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    People that stand in front of the doors of the trains in the subway... It would be a lot easier for me to get out and you to get in if you moved aside, prick! Why must they make me push them aside?

    Also, people that can't walk in a straight line on the sidewalk and walk VERY slow... when you try and pass them, they (on purpose?) block you...

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    Quote Originally posted by otterpop
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    Also people who don't control their dogs. Keep Spot on a leash and keep him out of my yard. Especially keep him out of festivals, farmer's markets and block parties.

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    California health codes must be much stricter. All farmers' markets I've been to are strictly posted. Some clueless people still drag their animals through the farmers' markets, though.

    My pet peeve is dog poop. Heck, some local towns even provide bag dispensers, and you still step in the stuff. I'm sorry, don't just leave it on the sidewalk-or in someone's yard. I always carry plastic bags-they're cheap as hell or "free." (My dogs sometimes do pull their way over to the neighbors' yards, but I always clean up after.

    I also hate fast food wrappers and containers. Thank God the local high school has gone to closed campus lunches, because those filthy brats always used to leave their styrofoam boxes with congealed nachos and aging teriyaki chicken all over the street and my bushes. Yuck.

    My neighbor kids are annoying, too. They always bounce their damn basketballs against my garage door. That sets off the collie, making my other nighbors annoyed with me.

    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis
    The “separation of church and state... separation of church and state!” people. I hope God personally comes down from the heavens above just to beat the crap out of them, or asks me to!
    The bible-thumping, demanding bland, silly prayers in public schools/sectarian and even offensive religious monuments on public property/I have no knowledge of my country's history people bug me quite a bit, actually.

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister
    James Taylor? Hello!? I think ZMAN was painting a very different picture. Allow me to complete the (admittedly cliched, but true nevertheless) scene......

    A lava lamp bubbles and MC Escher posters adorn the walls in addition to a variety of concert bills (naturally printed in multicolored Ashbury font) of groups like the Byrds, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Country Joe and the Fish, and of course Jefferson Airplane. The intro to "White Rabbit" wafts mysteriously through the air and your girlfriend (if not too hung up on the whole 'labels' scene, man) "Moonbeam" approaches you through the bead curtain in the doorway wearing a tie dyed poncho and asks if you think dolphins lives are subject to karmic laws....
    I don't want to make you feel old but Boston Museum of Fine Arts has a small exhibit of those posters and concert handouts.

    I go ballistic over people who double park when there are parking spaces available.

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    People who:

    don't wait for the elevator to empty before they charge ahead
    play loud music at a crowded beach (especially rap and mexican music-aaaaggghhh!)
    walk 4 or 5 abreast down a store aisle or at the mall, really slow, and you can't get past them
    let their kids scream the entire time they are grocery shopping
    don't have their order/paperwork ready when they pull into a drive-thru at a fast-food place or the bank
    keep taking flash pictures in nice restaurants; boy, talk about destroying the mood
    don't deliver my newspaper on time in the morning

    I guess I get really aggravated very easily...

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    Terrorists
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    Communists
    Socialists
    Totalitarianists
    Pathetic excuses for human beings who think Bush should be impeached or believe 9/11 was a conspiracy by our own government or believe all guns should be banned
    Yellow journalists
    Student "journalists" with IQs less than 50
    Troublemakers
    Irresponsible people
    People who are chock full of dishonor, dishonesty, and disrespect
    Negative people
    Atheists
    When technology doesn't work like it was supposed to
    Special interests groups designed for a specific race of people
    People who want "God" removed from everything in America
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    Oversized cartoon character costumes
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    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

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    Quote Originally posted by illinoisplanner
    Socialists
    Pathetic excuses for human beings who think Bush should be impeached Negative people
    Atheists
    People who want "God" removed from everything in America
    I think we should limit our discussions henceforth. Seriously, I may "push you over the edge."
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    <odd sidenote> My band back in college opened for Foghat </odd sidenote>

    For all of you "trash out the window" folks, I have a story for you that you might like. When I lived in the midwest, I had just pulled up to a stoplight and the car in front of me just dropped out a Burger King bag into the street. Without even thinking, I hopped out of my car, ran up and grabbed the bag, and whipped it right back into the drivers window.... *piff* Trash went everywhere. Of course, then I notice the guy is this huge, and his face changes from shock to, well...

    I went ahead and played it off, yelling something in his face like, "What, you think this street is your dumpster?! We live here, ass****!" So he kind of got a sheepish look, the light changed, and he squeeled off. Hey, I guess if you're going to get a butt kicking, it might as well be worth it, right?

    Quote Originally posted by illinoisplanner
    Pathetic excuses for human beings who think Bush should be impeached

    People who are chock full of dishonor, dishonesty, and disrespect
    Oh, the irony...
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    People who are disrespectful or otherwise nasty and then try to pretend they were only "joking" or you are "too sensitive", etc.

    I have my moments when I would like to enforce Good Manners by shooting people.

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