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Old 09-09-2015, 04:29 PM   #1
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Annoyances

We all have them, little daily things that annoy us.

Be it the inconsiderate driving who doesn't use turn signals to the person in the express checkout with a full cart and you are behind them with one item.
Or, you purchase a package of pork chops and the two on top look great. You get home, open the package only to find the one tucked underneath isn't even a full chop!

What annoys you?

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Old 09-09-2015, 05:02 PM   #2
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I have been the person with the full cart, that has been flagged over by the cashier in the express lane, since she had no customers. I didn't enjoy the nasty looks from proper express lane customers. The next time it happened, I refused. The store was Publix and I'm sure she was told by management to do so if she had no customers. Extreme couponers , no matter what lane, used to really ##@@** me off. Now they don't allow them.
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Old 09-09-2015, 06:33 PM   #3
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I have been the person with the full cart, that has been flagged over by the cashier in the express lane, since she had no customers. I didn't enjoy the nasty looks from proper express lane customers. The next time it happened, I refused. The store was Publix and I'm sure she was told by management to do so if she had no customers. Extreme couponers , no matter what lane, used to really ##@@** me off. Now they don't allow them.
Me Too. Shopping can be exhausting for me. I saw an empty lane, unloaded my cart and looked up to see "Express Lane - 15 items or less." I couldn't apologize enough to the cashier. At my Market Basket, they have almost 40 lanes with express lanes at both ends.

My annoyance? I use the electric carts. The bank of them are located right in the middle of the store between the entrance doors. By the time I reach them, my leg is in so much pain, that I am lucky to be able to even get to them. And there has even been a couple of times when I have had mild chest pains because it is so difficult for me to get to them. After having sent a letter to headquarters about the location, there are always a couple plugged in at the entrance now. No more walking forever to get to the bank of them.

The whole purpose of the carts is for people who have walking problems.
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Old 09-09-2015, 07:13 PM   #4
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First we had a Venting thread. Then we added a Petty Vents thread. Now we have an Annoyances thread. What, exactly, is the difference between an annoyance and a petty vent. where do you draw the line that separates one from the other and is it really that important?

Thanks for letting me vent. Oops, I mean annoy.

Mods, if this is in the wrong thread, please move it.
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Old 09-09-2015, 07:46 PM   #5
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Hi, Andy!

I will explain why I stated this thread on "Annoyances". I posted a petty vent and was told it wasn't a vent. I didn't know there were rules about what and what not is a vent. I don't have complaints, just everyday things that are, well, annoying.

I see two threads on Venting. Both say they are for Petty Vents, and the vents by many are heartfelt concerns. Mine are not like that, just annoying everyday stuff.

I see many of you have been a long time and have a wonderful relationship, I like that, you seem to be family.

Just giving people a place to voice things that bug them, that's all.

Enjoy the evening.....FF
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Old 09-09-2015, 08:07 PM   #6
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FF, I see annoyances and petty vents as synonymous.
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I appreciate your perspective.

The vents on the other threads are not annoyances but real problems. Mine was just an annoying thing that advertisers overlook seniors. It wasn't earth shattering, but it was something I observed.

I started this to take the smaller things and separate them from the problems and just let people get annoying, minor, daily stuff off their chests.

Thanks for your input. FF
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I appreciate your perspective.

The vents on the other threads are not annoyances but real problems. Mine was just an annoying thing that advertisers overlook seniors. It wasn't earth shattering, but it was something I observed.

I started this to take the smaller things and separate them from the problems and just let people get annoying, minor, daily stuff off their chests.

Thanks for your input. FF
We'll have to disagree. I still see petty vents as annoyances and vice versa.

If the moderators are OK with another venting thread, who am I to complain?
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FF, I see annoyances and petty vents as synonymous.
Same here, Andy. Guess us DC old timers are happy with the old jargon.

FWIW, I think there is just too danged much in life anymore that annoys people. For crying out loud, if you wake up on this side of the dirt, it's already started out being a good day. Instead of letting everything everywhere annoy, how about taking a deep breath and looking at the good around you?

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Old 09-09-2015, 10:50 PM   #10
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We are all sympatico then. Petty Vents deal with annoyances. No need to make and reply to an Annoyances thread. I'm minor petty venting.
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