Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Things I Can't Stand

Dining situations where people say, “Oh, you must try this.” That’s what *you* think; just because it’s your favourite special recipe doesn’t mean I’m going to like it, or even be able to keep it down. But thanks anyway.

People who come onto a main road, with traffic-controlled side street lights. You are sailing along very nicely when you spot someone making a right on red two blocks away and you just know you will have to stop. Rats.

Religious people who say, “Talk the talk and walk the walk.” I was hoping that would go out with the Sixties or Seventies, whenever it was first popular. But, no, people are still using it as if it really has any kind of deep meaning.

Small print, especially when it refers to a price up higher. I saw a $99 price for an air fare, but after adding in this fee, that fee and the next fee (“Convenience Fee, $10”), it came out to be something like $120.

Flashing commercials, and/or show openers. One or two percent of us have a problem with flickering things – bad neon signs, strobe lights and fast-cut tv pictures. We condemn to the lower depths those who use them

Tv commercials that make the user look like an idiot. That user is us, and I don’t like to watch “myself” being played off as a fool. It just isn’t funny.


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