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    • pickledonionspaceraider
    • By pickledonionspaceraider 13th Sep 18, 5:14 PM
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    It really IRKS me when
    • #1
    • 13th Sep 18, 5:14 PM
    It really IRKS me when 13th Sep 18 at 5:14 PM
    When people say ''Bless you''...especially when it don't fit into anything that is being said


    ''I am just going shopping''


    ''ahhhh Bless you''


    It really winds me up.. To me it comes across as patronizing and like they have some kind of god complex


    I'm currently sitting across from a lady in the office, who says this several times per day



    What silly things like that irritate you? Silly sayings etc?
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 14th Sep 18, 4:24 PM
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    And there is always '' At this moment in time........''
    Originally posted by pickledonionspaceraider
    And 'at the end of the day...'
    Almost as annoying is the politicians' favourite of preceding a sentence with the word 'look'. I think Tony Blair started that one, or at least popularised it.
    Originally posted by NaughtiusMaximus
    A work colleague used to ring me up and when I answered, her first word was 'Listen.'
    I used to say 'I am listening otherwise I wouldn't have picked the phone up' but it fell on deaf ears.
    • pickledonionspaceraider
    • By pickledonionspaceraider 14th Sep 18, 4:47 PM
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    1: Im not talking abou people with issues walking
    Originally posted by Comms69


    And then there are the types who just STOP and stand in very busy areas ...such as holding a conversation in a public door way.......or they bump into someone they know in a busy supermarket whilst 2 adults, their kids, and 2 trolleys block the entire aisle and then stare blankly at you whilst you struggle to get past...Making it like you are the one with the problem.


    (Just to double up on Comms point, no one is talking about those less mobile.)
    • Red-Squirrel
    • By Red-Squirrel 14th Sep 18, 5:20 PM
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    (Just to double up on Comms point, no one is talking about those less mobile.)
    Originally posted by pickledonionspaceraider
    What makes you so certain you can always tell?
    • Tabbytabitha
    • By Tabbytabitha 14th Sep 18, 5:45 PM
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    I say "Gord bless you". So you may be a weirdo as well!


    Another odd saying for me is strangers who say farewell with "See you later". I've taken to replying "I hope not!" (with a smile)
    Originally posted by shiny76
    It used to be that when anybody said "See you later" they tended to mean later that day - now it's come to mean "See you around".
    Last edited by Tabbytabitha; 14-09-2018 at 6:20 PM.
    • Tabbytabitha
    • By Tabbytabitha 14th Sep 18, 5:48 PM
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    People that incorrectly correct you.

    e.g. my ex used to correct me
    Me: "I would've got there quicker..."
    Ex: "It's would HAVE not would OF"
    Me:
    Originally posted by shiny76
    I think that's correcting you unnecessarily rather than incorrectly.
    • lincroft1710
    • By lincroft1710 14th Sep 18, 6:17 PM
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    "i didn't want to read and run" at the beginning of their post.

    If you had read and run, we actually wouldn't have realised!
    • Tabbytabitha
    • By Tabbytabitha 14th Sep 18, 6:21 PM
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    "i didn't want to read and run" at the beginning of their post.

    If you had read and run, we actually wouldn't have realised!
    Originally posted by lincroft1710
    Virtual hugs!
    • m1kjm
    • By m1kjm 14th Sep 18, 7:04 PM
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    Being told to 'take care'.

    It makes me wonder if I look such a state that I need to take care.
    • ska lover
    • By ska lover 14th Sep 18, 7:08 PM
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    How charitable giving is used for bragging rights on social media..well some cases of it...Let me explain

    I have an acquaintance, who assisted her kids to give a hot drink to a homeless guy ..filmed it, and uploaded it to face-book. Great to teach her kids there are less fortunate, but by uploading the film to facebook she removed the guys dignity right there.

    I know social media is a fantastic and great way of getting sponsorship and getting causes out there but in some cases, posting about it, is just purely self serving - like in my example
    The opposite of what you know...is also true
    • ska lover
    • By ska lover 14th Sep 18, 7:11 PM
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    Oh and whilst I am talking about FB ..People who tag themselves at somewhere, every time they do something - even if it is uninteresting

    Ska Lover tagged herself in at Mcdonalds

    WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
    The opposite of what you know...is also true
    • ska lover
    • By ska lover 14th Sep 18, 7:13 PM
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    Being told to 'take care'.

    It makes me wonder if I look such a state that I need to take care.
    Originally posted by m1kjm
    Hahaha, my boss says this to me every single time I speak to him on the phone.

    He is in the next office

    Does he think I am going to impale myself with a paper clip

    Maybe I will...That'll show him hahaha..Oh hold on, it'll just prove he was right
    The opposite of what you know...is also true
    • ska lover
    • By ska lover 14th Sep 18, 7:14 PM
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    Virtual hugs!
    Originally posted by Tabbytabitha
    Or to make it more pukeworthy

    'Virtual Hugs, Hun - Mwah'
    The opposite of what you know...is also true
    • shiny76
    • By shiny76 14th Sep 18, 7:17 PM
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    It really annoys me when computer spellcheck insists on altering correct English spellings of words to the USA equivalent.

    Words such as centre, colour, and humour are automatically altered to spellings used in the USA - center, color, humor.

    Why can't Mr Microsoft change the software for countries which are not USA states? After all, the language is English (not American)!

    (I can see the supposedly incorrect spellings highlighted in red, as I am typing this! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
    Originally posted by libra10
    Are your Regional Settings set correctly?
    • pickledonionspaceraider
    • By pickledonionspaceraider 14th Sep 18, 7:18 PM
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    What makes you so certain you can always tell?
    Originally posted by Red-Squirrel
    The intent behind this was supposed to be a light hearted thread
    • thorsoak
    • By thorsoak 14th Sep 18, 7:26 PM
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    words, words words :-D
    • pickledonionspaceraider
    • By pickledonionspaceraider 14th Sep 18, 7:30 PM
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    ''Rather you than me''
    • Sunny Intervals
    • By Sunny Intervals 14th Sep 18, 7:30 PM
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    Virtual hugs!
    Originally posted by Tabbytabitha

    I hate when I read something and think it's something fun or unusual, then reread it realise it's something perfectly mundane.


    For example, I read this as "viking hugs" as I was scrolling through. I'm now deeply disappointed. I still want to know what a viking hug is.
    • seven-day-weekend
    • By seven-day-weekend 14th Sep 18, 8:08 PM
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    I hate 'going forward' and 24/7.
    Member #10 of 2 savers club
    Imagine someone holding forth on biology whose only knowledge of the subject is the Book of British Birds, and you have a rough idea of what it feels like to read Richard Dawkins on theology: Terry Eagleton
    • pickledonionspaceraider
    • By pickledonionspaceraider 14th Sep 18, 8:17 PM
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    One of my old bosses:-

    ''Winner winner, chicken dinner''

    Every five minutes
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 14th Sep 18, 8:21 PM
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    This too!
    It should be Please may I have...?
    Originally posted by Artytarty
    It should be "I would like a cup of non-poncy coffee please".
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience. - Mark Twain
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