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Re: Minor irritations « Reply #75 on: May 07, 2011, 12:31 AM »
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Self checkout system telling me I need staff approval because I bought some plastic cutlery (happened today).

And yeah, self checkout systems are an irritation in general for many people but I'm alright with them.

They're OK, provided you know the form. Know how to deal with loose fruit and veg, and make an exaggerated show of plonking down your items pretty hard - otherwise you get the 'please place your items in the bagging area' thing.
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Re: Minor irritations « Reply #76 on: May 07, 2011, 12:33 AM »
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Coming back from shopping without the one thing you went for.
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Re: Minor irritations « Reply #77 on: May 07, 2011, 12:33 AM »
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When someone posts straight after you and their post is the start of a new page, leaving you wondering if they ever saw yours.
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Re: Minor irritations « Reply #78 on: May 07, 2011, 12:34 AM »
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Coming back from shopping without the one thing you went for.

To expand on that - looking for something while shopping that you can't find.
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Re: Minor irritations « Reply #79 on: May 07, 2011, 12:34 AM »
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Being in a massive, standing-traffic traffic jam when you know you've taken a wrong turning and aren't even on the right road.
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Re: Minor irritations « Reply #80 on: May 07, 2011, 12:35 AM »
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Wet sand between your toes.
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Re: Minor irritations « Reply #81 on: May 07, 2011, 12:37 AM »
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This is why I almost never use a urinal, I like my privacy.
I was wondering about this - it must be soo awkward. If you go into the toilet with someone you know, is there like an unwritten protocol? Do you go really far away from each other? Surely if you go into the cubicle everyone then thinks, well they're doing a ****? Makes me glad to be a girl! Smile
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Re: Minor irritations « Reply #82 on: May 07, 2011, 12:41 AM »
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I was wondering about this - it must be soo awkward. If you go into the toilet with someone you know, is there like an unwritten protocol? Do you go really far away from each other? Surely if you go into the cubicle everyone then thinks, well they're doing a sh*t? Makes me glad to be a girl! Smile

At my last place of work, there were three cubicles. When I wanted to use the cubicle, there was always someone in the MIDDLE cubicle when the other two were vacant. Why choose the middle one? You half expect them to pass a note under the partition. On that issue, why have partitions that don't reach the floor anyway? It invites trouble.
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Re: Minor irritations « Reply #83 on: May 07, 2011, 12:42 AM »
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I was wondering about this - it must be soo awkward. If you go into the toilet with someone you know, is there like an unwritten protocol? Do you go really far away from each other? Surely if you go into the cubicle everyone then thinks, well they're doing a sh*t? Makes me glad to be a girl! Smile
What about putting up the lid with some force so they hear it and thus is an indicator that you are taking a piss? Very Happy

On that issue, why have partitions that don't reach the floor anyway? It invites trouble.
OMG YES! Annoying.
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Re: Minor irritations « Reply #84 on: May 07, 2011, 12:43 AM »
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Ours do at Uni - love it. I never go in the nearest cubicle because it seems like more people will go into it and it'll be more dirty. Apparently other have this idea too? Or I'm just strange Smile
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Re: Minor irritations « Reply #85 on: May 07, 2011, 12:46 AM »
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What about putting up the lid with some force so they hear it and thus is an indicator that you are taking a piss? Very Happy


Cos it's uncool and somehow unmanly to pee in the cubicle. I got stick for it in my last job.
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Re: Minor irritations « Reply #86 on: May 07, 2011, 12:47 AM »
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Cos it's uncool and somehow unmanly to pee in the cubicle. I got stick for it in my last job.
Maybe because people are concerned you are going to piss on the seat for them to experience later.
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Re: Minor irritations « Reply #87 on: May 07, 2011, 12:47 AM »
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What about putting up the lid with some force so they hear it and thus is an indicator that you are taking a piss? Very Happy
Or you will be massively judged Very Happy
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Re: Minor irritations « Reply #88 on: May 07, 2011, 12:54 AM »
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This is only one small part of a massive can of worms that, as a professional writer, I could spend all day on, but... the increasing use of 'sat' in place of sitting, as in 'I was sat'. It's just wrong and sounds awful to a tutored ear.

I have a sad joke that I wheel out - when I was a teenager, we had exam 'sittings'. Now they have SATs.
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Re: Minor irritations « Reply #89 on: May 07, 2011, 01:14 AM »
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It did occur to me that perhaps I should have warned you what to expect weather-wise.  It's a lot milder now - but dull and wet.  Can't win!  Still, I'm glad you enjoyed the visit despite the weather. Smile   Did you make it to the top of Arthurs Seat?

Next irritation - women who get on buses laden with shopping bags, then hold everybody up for ages while they search frantically for their purse/bus pass.  They know they're going to get on a bus, so I truly can't understand why they don't have these things ready.

Arthur's Seat was a point of contention. Apart from having to convince two teenage girls that climbing it was a good idea, we parked at Holyrood. Ignoring the 'Only park here for the palace' signs, we set off up the steep hill, only to realise after a slight descent that we'd set off from the wrong place and that conquering the 'seat' would involve an even-steeper climb.

Mountaineering was abandoned for the day but, even halfway up, the views were stupendous.
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