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The little things that irk us so

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Offline Jane of the Jungle

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Not so much as thing, but a saying that makes my blood boil - "Everything happens for a reason!". Things happen, period. Applying a reason to it after the fact and saying that that was the reason it happened just drives me nuts!
Yeah one of the most freakin negative things to hear from a religious person :-\
and what about "if all goes well" said in a preacher like voice ugh killing me!!!
What the heck, seems like they expect something to go wrong >:(

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1. Queues, I will not stand in them and avoid them at all costs. Voting day was a trial.
2. People who stand on top of me in a queue and who usually have a raging cold and who will insist on coughing and spluttering all over me.

1.I also hate the Queuing thing,thats why the internet works so well, if only we could have used it voting  :)

2. ......coughing, spluttering or chewing all over me  >:(

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Through mind control (voluntary evolution/creation) you can theoretically experience "heaven on earth".
Barryl, kind of like “mind over matter”?
FEAR, Is a MotiVe for Establishing a God ....and man has
Worshipped at one time or Another, MOST of the Living Things he FEARS...


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When getting on an international flight, how many times is it really necessary to search both me and all my luggage?

Surely once would suffice?

I guess it's not THAT bad but when you've flown a couple of times in a short period, it reaaalllly gets to you.
"Monkey killing monkey killing monkey over pieces of the ground, Silly monkeys, give them thumbs, they make a club and beat their brother down. How they survive, so misguided, is a mystery. Repugnant is a creature who would squander the ability to lift an eye to heaven, conscious of his fleeting time here" - Tool


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Make a wee or do a wee? I have always said that you do a wee; your kidneys make a wee. :P
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Bubblegum.  I've slapped strangers upside the head and made them spit it out before conversing with them. I knowingly inflicted psychological damage on my children when they were little by imprinting horrible images in their minds about chocking, getting worms and other (now) unimaginable horrors should they eat bubblegum. Neither can abide the stuff now, which suits me just fine.

There is nothing more disgusting than someone speaking whilst chewing that horrible piece of rubber with spit flying all over the place.

Second, tongue piercings, I'm generally a "whatever floats your boat" kind of person, but damn, those things impede your speech, and I'm far too impatient to attempt to listen to someone who willingly subjected themselves to a lisp.


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Maybe I'm just an egoist but what pisses me off most is when I have to repeat myself in a conversation or when people float of into an imaginary world while you are speaking to them and then they say: "Sorry what's that you were saying?" >:(
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People who do not follow procedures then when things go wrong the justification is "Sh*t happens!!" with the expectation that this is sufficient and will be accepted.

Why should I fear death? If I am, death is not. If death
is, I am not. Why should I fear that which cannot exist
when I do?
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i have list of irksome pet-hates.  i actually love the word 'irk', btw.

1.  hypocrytes.  i try hard not to fall into that meme, allthough its not allways easy.  i hate people who say shit like 'im not a racist but...', and their ilk
2.  qeues, i think, i common one.  if i walk into a supermarket, check long qeues, i walk out.
3.  personal space.  get freck out of mine.
4.  kids.  noisy ones.  arrogant, smart-arse spawn.
5.  tail gaters.  i have insurance fucker.  do you?
6.  telesales.  why. for the love of god, would i want another cellphone?  with a completely different number?  piss off.
7.  rude tellers.  if i can greet you, it wont kill your lazy ass to greet me back.
8.  PMS.  nuff said.
9.  service providers.  all of them.  those moneygrabbing evil bastards.
10. instant coffee. puke.
11.  bodybuilders.  you like you have sores under your armpits.  you are not attractive.  and your fake-tan looks stupid.
12.  lighties driving loud cars.  either the actual vehicle sounds like a ford cortina fresh from boksburg, or they are pumping some bullshit monotonous kak from the 500 speakers occupying the back-seat.  if i can hear your drivel through my own headphones, its too fucking loud.
13.  cat-haters.  is your ego so frail, that you cant handle an animal ignoring your sorry ass?
I'm too old for imaginary friends


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Something that got me into a bit of trouble for being impolite, and is a problem that I mostly have noticed in extended family, is using "vervelig" (boring) instead of "verveeld" (bored)
So she'll say "My seun was baie vervelig, toe gaan doen hy (whatever)". After about 10 of those "vervelig" I just interjected with "Dis verveeld, nie vervelig nie. Iets is vervelig, jy was verveeld". Almost went even further and said "Jy is vervelig, maar dit is nie hoe jy dit wil gebruik nie". Most of the time I have some sense.

Just something that pisses me off to no end.


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Yup, or translating "Bla bla bla, I think." to "Bla bla bla, ek dink."  >:(
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people that complain about noobtubes and camping...   >:D
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Maybe I'm just an egoist but what pisses me off most is when I have to repeat myself in a conversation or when people float of into an imaginary world while you are speaking to them and then they say: "Sorry what's that you were saying?" >:(

I have ADD, so that would be me, when off my meds....
"Monkey killing monkey killing monkey over pieces of the ground, Silly monkeys, give them thumbs, they make a club and beat their brother down. How they survive, so misguided, is a mystery. Repugnant is a creature who would squander the ability to lift an eye to heaven, conscious of his fleeting time here" - Tool


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.... OR on weed.
"Monkey killing monkey killing monkey over pieces of the ground, Silly monkeys, give them thumbs, they make a club and beat their brother down. How they survive, so misguided, is a mystery. Repugnant is a creature who would squander the ability to lift an eye to heaven, conscious of his fleeting time here" - Tool


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Or getting older. ;D
Why should I fear death? If I am, death is not. If death
is, I am not. Why should I fear that which cannot exist
when I do?
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Boogie, if I was forewarned about your ADD it wouldn't bother me..
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When getting on an international flight, how many times is it really necessary to search both me and all my luggage?

Surely once would suffice?

I guess it's not THAT bad but when you've flown a couple of times in a short period, it reaaalllly gets to you.

Some people just have a "search me' face Boogie. Try walking through with a backback....you're royal game!
Never let the child in you die!