Tuesday, March 1, 2016

10 THINGS THAT PISS ME OFF (NO PARTICULAR ORDER)

1.     Golfers who can't count.

2.     Warm beer.

3.     Auckland traffic.

4.     Parents who neglect/abuse their kids.

5.     Waiters/waitresses who look pained when I ask for my steak 'blue'.   Even worse ... those who say 'Chef won't like that',

6.     The shallowness of the MSM.

7.     Oz cricket commentators.

8.     Those who refuse to acknowledge that the State has a responsibility to 'help' those in genuine need coupled with those who refuse to accept that such 'help' attracts obligations.

9.     The saying 'Have a Nice Day' ... said something akin to that to a crusty old retired US General who retorted 'Son, if I want a f*****g weather forecast I'll tell you'.

10.   Half bored shop assistants who act as those they're doing me a favour in serving me.

and yours?


18 comments:

Johno said...

I'd just refine your Auckland traffic item to inconsiderate drivers - you know, the ones who close up a space when you indicate a lane change, and the ones that tail gate.

I generally am ok with congestion - I just plan to avoid rush hour (apart from weekend congestion which seems to be worse than weekday!)

Anonymous said...

The bizarre fascination of NZers with standing in doorways to talk to people, thereby blocking a public thoroughfare.

And Shortland Street. Can't we just put it out of its misery? It's puerile crap.

DrCP

Paranormal said...

The woman on Shortland Street (the road)last week that stopped people turning into High Street by closing the gap the car in front of her had opened up to allow us through. And then just laughed at the cars wanting to turn into High Street.

Then there are those that travel at 80ish kmh on the open road but speed up at passing points to stop the traffic behind them getting through.

The Veteran said...

Paranormal ... your 80ish km comment is right up there.

Ciaron said...

People in general.
Specifically, people who don't do what they say they are going to then try to go invisible when you want to give them a rocket for wasting your time.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy said...

Old people in supermarkets who zig in front of you then zag in front of you then suddenly stop and need to be kick started.

Tinman said...

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy said...

Old people in supermarkets who zig in front of you then zag in front of you then suddenly stop and need to be kick started.


Old farts on the road who do exactly the same thing.

johnno said...

I find those doing 80 on the open road then do 70 in built up towns. It's like they have one speed for life...

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

I hesitate to say but one of the things which annoys me greatly is the use in public of the vulgar phrase 'pisses me off' when 'really annoys me' would do just as well.

The Veteran said...

Adolf .... mmmmmmmmmmmmnnnnnnnnnnnnn

Anonymous said...

The expression 'You Guys', particularly when used in every sentence ....

gravedodger said...

And some kind soul suggested I am a Grumpy bugger.
@ Tinman and TTSS.
Some of those older people have their own issues and deserve a little bit of consideration.
The Love of my life of over half a century has Parkinsons and sometimes her system just freezes and can take time to respond to her wishes.


Patience is a gift of life that too many missed out on.

The Realist said...

Moaning former Army officers?

Anonymous said...

People who every time in the lists raise the old passing lane speed-up chestnut as their number one concern. Says a lot as to the problems on NZ roads. The really annoying drivers should be speeders, tailgaters, text and phone drivers, those who queue jump and other impatient idiots -but no it's the people who allegedly speed up I'mn passing lanes that are the cause of the mayhem.

Tinman said...

Gravedodger, I'm certainly no spring chicken.

If the love of your life (or anyone else) sometimes just freezes and takes time to respond to her (their) wishes she (they) should not be on the bloody road in the first place.

They are a bloody danger, not just to themselves but to every bloody road user! Including me and my family and I'm NOT BLOODY HAPPY ABOUT IT!

Stop being so bloody selfish and stop the love of your life endangering the love of mine.

The Realist said...

My big bitch atm is courier drivers.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Use of the word 'multiple' when the dickhead means 'numerous.'

gravedodger said...

Nice Tinman, she has not driven in the city for years and you are just an ageist ankle.
Ankle for your information is lower than what you really are.