Random things you hate

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  1. Emelee

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    1. When you struggle to plug in an electric cord and can't see the outlet.

    2. When a sock slides down your foot while you're wearing shoes.

    3. When you have set a meeting with someone and they forget the time, and shows up very late.

    4. Pop-ups on the computer when you absolutely don't have time (or mental health) for them.
     
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  2. Daniel Avery

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    Those $%^& auto-play ads that you can't seem to close without closing out everything and starting over. Someone had to have invented that technology, and this person needs to die a fiery, painful death.
     
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    I crashed my Lamborghini in Asphalt 8: Airborne last week because of those and lost a race. Horrible things.

    I have awkward moments when first cousins declare their child to be my second cousin, when their child isn't my second cousin but is instead my first cousin once removed and approximately twice more closely related to me than a second cousin. Then first cousin declares me to be wrong (which I'm not) and then says it isn't important anyway. To which I then provide evidence of first cousins and first cousins removed inheriting estates in cases of intestacy and second cousins being disqualified (because they aren't eligible where I reside). Or I provide evidence of first cousins once removed being appointed caretaker relatives when second cousins aren't. It never ends well. Even when my first cousin once removed checks the information, and finds me to be right, they then row with their parent. One first cousin got corrected by their two-year old (almost three) grandchild on it weeks ago. One first cousin tried to pass their grandchild (my first cousin twice removed) off as my third cousin, which would require me to be my own grandchild. Not saying anything isn't really an option, even though it might have been the best option.

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    second cousin
    DEFINITION
    1. a child of one's parent's first cousin.
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    first cousin once removed
    DEFINITION
    a child of one's first cousin.
    • one's parent's first cousin.

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    first cousin twice removed
    DEFINITION
    1. a grandchild of one's first cousin.
      • one's grandparent's first cousin.
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    second cousin once removed
    DEFINITION
    1. a child of one's second cousin.
      • one's parent's second cousin.

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    third cousin
    DEFINITION
    1. a child of one's parent's second cousin.
     
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    And whoever invented that Skip Ad feature (even if you do still have to wait a few seconds) is a compassionate, benevolent soul.
     
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    Those stupid "all of the above" or "none of the above" answer options on multiple choice exams. They can really screw things up!
     
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    Annoying YouTube comments.

    "Game Of Thrones brought me here"
    "I'm 15 years old and I listen to the Beatles"
     
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    Fake movies on YouTube.

    "click on the link below to watch the full movie for free"

    Bastards!!:mad:
     
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    Oh I totally agree. I've learned how to spot them now before even opening them. But I hate that they get your hope's up only to have them crushed.

    Btw, you smell lovely.
     
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    And I haven't even showered yet:)
     
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    That must be why...
     
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  11. Sarah

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    And so it continues. This nonsense of having to give your mobile phone number because you've forgotten your loyalty card. I just want to buy my cat food. Seriously, why the need??!?!
     
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    Most of the 'loyalty cards' at supermarkets here don't care who you are--that is, they give them out with no real attention to whether the name, address, etc. is a legitimate one. Years ago I got a Kroger card using the address of the Avery house from Knots Landing (16975 Seaview Circle, Knots Landing, CA 90230). No one batted an eye. To avoid getting spammed and/or junk mail, I always gave them fake info....and no one has ever said anything. Recently I had to sign up for that new Plenti card you can use in multiple stores, and they make you use the real info, so I'm holding my breath waiting for the spamming to begin.

    But this hinges on the fact that I keep the card in my wallet along with all my money, credit cards, etc., so I always have it when I go to the store. I must say I'm baffled as to why so many people (not singling you out, Sarah!) don't keep it in the same place where they keep their money. More often than not, the person ahead of me in the line at Winn-Dixie will start calling out their phone number because (surprise) they forgot their card. Keeping the card in one's wallet--like credit cards--seems pretty simple, and the most productive place to keep it.
     
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    Excellent Dan - I'm going to give out Sue Ellen Ewing, Southfork Ranch Dallas Texas next time :lmao::lmao::lmao:
     
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    Plenti made me confirm the registration online, a sneaky way of confirming my e-mail. Still, they don't know I gave them a phone number I cancelled several years ago when I moved. The other loyalty cards might have wised up to my naughtiness by now. But good luck Sa--I mean, Sue Ellen. I'm sure they will want to track how often Sue Ellen buys Stoli on her discount card.
     
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    When you guys say loyalty cards, is that the same thing as when people behind the counters at stores ask you if you would like to sign up for a reward card? Because that does annoy me after a while. That, and when they ask for your phone number or e-mail address.
     
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    We call it a bonus card.
    But I'm sure that members of the royal family have a royalty card.
     
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    Fake virus warnings. They are designed to look real by making false claims of being associated with Microsoft, have a blaring "siren" sound effect, having a voice come on and tell you that your computer is infected, making it almost impossible for you to navigate away from the page (I always have to shut the computer down), etc. Why they are fake: 1.Your anti-virus software won't detect the so-called "virus". 2.Surprise, surprise; your computer still works just fine! 3.They will usually direct you to a fake company where a fake technician will perform a fake scan on your computer that will always show that you have viruses, even if there aren't any. Then, the "technician" will claim that he/she can "fix" your computer if you pay him/her. But this is really just a way for them to steal your money and identity by getting access to things like your phone and credit card numbers. I came very close to falling for this scam once, but once I told the fraud that I didn't have the money, he gave up, and I was allowed to get out of there, thank god.

    Fake virus warnings also pop up on cell phones a lot, too. Common messages you might get include: "Your phone has been infected with 4 deadly viruses!" (Then why the hell does everything on my phone still work so well after all of this time?) Or: "Your phone has picked up a virus from visiting adult sites!" (Adult sites!? I was on a site that lets you download anime music, not porn!)

    Anyway, they seem to be popping up a lot nowadays and are really annoying. Sometimes, they will permanently block videos online, and that is really annoying when you are just trying to watch some anime, like me. If you ever encounter something like what I have already described, the important thing is to NOT panic, because chances are that it is likely fake. Also, I recommend that you try shutting down your computer immediately to escape them, because it can make exiting a page extremely difficult, sometimes even impossible if you get too far in. Also, when you come back on, do not choose an option that will let you go back to where you were or recover your progress or whatever because then you will be right back where you left off with the fake virus warning. I have heard that it is easier to escape if you are using Google Chrome as your browser, but I don't know if this is completely true.

    Maybe a lot of people on here already know about this stuff, but I thought that I would post it anyway just in case. And also because fake virus warnings are annoying and I hate them!
     
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    Those days when absolutely everything goes wrong. :mad:

    I'm having one of them today.

    Started with a little oversleeping. When I arrived at work (school), my classroom was occupied by exam writers. Had to take the old physics classroom where they next to never use computers. That became obvious when I tried to put on a dvd. The Mac-converter was missing so I had run looking for one. Then the remote control for the projector was missing too. Had to climb up on a table to manually turn it on. The screen didn't want to stay rolled down without a little violence. Then my computer refused to read the dvd. A bought official dvd, not a burned illegal copy. But the laptop refused it. So I figured I try streaming instead. At least that worked! But to no use....... The lights in the classroom refused to turn off no matter how we tried to push the buttons - and the room lacked drapes or curtains. No one could see much of anything on the screen because it was much too bright in the classroom. By that time, more than half our time had passed, so I let the kids go.
    Then as I was going to put things away, the screen refused to go up again. Once again, I had to use violence on it.

    Then I got a text message from my collaegue saying she was home sick today. We were finally gonna sit down together and go through our pupils' work today. I had even given my other class today's lesson off so that I had time to sit down with her. Now, to absolutely no use.

    So I went home for a while until next class. When I got back, I realized that I had been mistaken of what time my class would be on a lecture on racism at another school. They had already left. So I had to hurry over there, arriving right in the middle of the lecture. But as I was mostly just there to check if all my students were there, it was ok to turn up late. Embarrassing, but no harm done.

    As we walked back to our school, 3 pupils asked if they had to go to their next class that started at 2. As the clock had already passed 2, I figured it was too late. I told them that they didn't have to. They left to go home. Then I realized that their other teacher might have known they were gonna begin a little later today - and that I had no authority to tell the pupils that they could go home. Ooops!

    On top of that - I have period cramps today.

    The last straw was reached. I am not gonna do one more thing today!!!! Lord knows what else can go wrong.
     
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    Clicking 'like' somehow seems inappropriate, so I'll just say "Sorry about your rotten day".

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    But without those rotten days there wouldn't be a "things you hate" thread.
    You can't have/hate your cake and eat it.
     
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