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People Who Annoy me!!

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mrsmopp Mon 15-Apr-13 22:39:29

There are people who pick up their doggie-do's in a plastic bag (good) but then helpfully tie the bag to the nearest tree or hedge - one even hooked it to my front gate!
There are people on public transport who sit in the aisle seat with their bags on the window seat and look at me very huffily with deep sighs when I politely ask if I can sit down!
Come on, who are the people who annoy you?

gracesmum Mon 15-Apr-13 23:17:07

Oh I love a good rant!! I absolutely agree about the t*****s who think their bag/briefcase is entitiled to a seat - never stops me smiling brightly and pushing edging past to the inside seat and if I can stand on toes at the same time - oops grin
While in ranting mode - wheelie bags/suitcases/briefcases. Don't their owners realise how much space they occupy BEHIND ? Big suitcases are fair enough as they are heavy and usually their owners are spatially aware enought to manoeuvre them without injury to others. But wheelie briefcases - how often do they trip you up or bark your shins? it 's like pantechnicon driver thinking he is driving a mini. I dread crossing the concourse at Euston as I can weave in and out of the commuters as well as the rest of them - but not their "trailers" And don't tell me it's because briefcases are heavier these days, with laptops etc. DH used to be an accountant and had one of those big rectangular deep briefcases about the size of a metal filing box and he managed! [ouch] emoticon

harrigran Mon 15-Apr-13 23:44:41

The person who thinks it is fine to leave a supermarket trolley in the middle of the car park when they have finished loading the car.

Flowerofthewest Tue 16-Apr-13 00:33:00

Old ladies who tut tut at young mums and their toddlers, they have such short memories.

Also other old ladies (ladies used lightly) who poke people in the ribs with
their umberellas to get in front of them at a bus stop.

Chewing gum People who drop the stuff on the ground or stick it under seats/tables etc.

People who hang their dog poo bags in trees as if they are some sort of prayer tree!

My dear mum who will not get her false teeth fixed and they constantly drop onto her bottom set when she is eating and she sucks them all the while.

I, of course, have no annoying mannerisms.

People who hold damn great Scottish flags above their collective heads at gigs. Usually Scottish where I go cos its to see my favourite Scottish band

Faye Tue 16-Apr-13 01:46:42

People who lack common sense. Doesn't matter how intelligent someone is, if they are lacking in common sense they can be very annoying.

Enviousamerican Tue 16-Apr-13 01:53:11

People who act greedy when food,free samples,complimentary items or condiments are around.Acting like they never heard the concept of sharing or taking only what they need.

absent Tue 16-Apr-13 09:11:09

God botherers. We have one locally who stands in the middle of the main street in the town centre bellowing on about how Jesus died to save us and that we are all sinners. He's welcome to believe in whatever he likes but why do I have to endure his simple minded understanding of the Bible at a high decibel level when I want to go to the market?

I am also less than enthusiastic about the chap with the tin whistle who plays the same song with the same mistakes over and over and over again.

Ella46 Tue 16-Apr-13 09:15:33

People who think their opinion is the 'right' opinion, and those who 'know' everything!

absent Tue 16-Apr-13 09:17:19

Ella Don't all grannies know everything? grin

glammanana Tue 16-Apr-13 09:22:02

absent love your term to discribe your local man who preaches,I have no time for the people who knock at the door to convert me to their lifestyle,I don't buy double glazing or anything else at the door so why would I buy relegion at the door.?

dorsetpennt Tue 16-Apr-13 09:53:59

Bournemouth has a large square in the centre of town, it has become a general meeting place and an area for various markets and sellers of cr*p. It's also become a centre for people who play instruments, even small bands with the aid of a large amplifier. This sometimes happens between opposing bands so you can imagine the cacophony of noise that ensues. We have a road that leads up to other shops, pedestrianised of course, there is often some sort of music there. If one is foolish enough to go into town on a Saturday the noise can be deafening. I've been told all this is illegal but I've yet to see any of them moved on.
This is a huge pet peeve. BTW the doggy doo bags placed in trees etc, a friend of mine claims she does this to collect the item on the way home - which she does - she also says there is often not a bin to put them in and she doesn't wish to go on a long walk carrying said poo.

kittylester Tue 16-Apr-13 09:54:21

Male shoppers in supermarkets!!! angry

People who judge others, whether on the basis of race, creed, policital persuasion, perceived class or any other ingrained prejudice.

Gally Tue 16-Apr-13 10:13:40

People who stop for a chat at the top of an escalator while you have to hop until they shift themselves.

whenim64 Tue 16-Apr-13 10:17:55

People with large cars who seem to think this entitles them to park across two car park spaces.

The contents of car ashtrays dumped on my lane after drivers have enjoyed their lunch in a lovely beauty spot.

Dawdling drivers who speed up when I try to overtake them on the motorway.

Middle lane hogs who can't be bothered to move to a clear inside lane.

People who assume that dog owners aren't as bothered as them about irresponsible dog poo disposal.

BAnanas Tue 16-Apr-13 10:17:58

I echo Gracesmum's comment people who think their handbag, briefcase should have their own seat. Worse still people who set up an office on the train, particularly when there aren't enough seats and then act put out when someone encroaches on their space and sit down next to them. Loud telephone conversations on mobiles in public places. People who park carelessly and go over the white line and take up two spaces. Parents who allow their children to run around in coffee shops and restaurants, dangerous! People who chuck their litter all over the place. Drivers who can't be bothered to acknowledge you in any way when you give way for them. Ella 46, YES I agree with you on that one!

glassortwo Tue 16-Apr-13 10:22:22

The old gent I meet on the country road from school most mornings who does 15 miles an hour in a National speed limit road and then breaks to 2 miles on all the bends, and there are lots of bends so no overtaking places, how can you go that slow. It has me tearing my hair out by the time you travel the two miles home behind him.
Its ok I went shopping this morning so went out of the village in the opposite direction. grin

gracesmum Tue 16-Apr-13 10:22:52

Add to that, people who set up office in coffee shops - fine if they are empty, but when spaces are in short supply and they are clearly no longer eating or drinking but just on their laptop.......angry

gracesmum Tue 16-Apr-13 10:25:14

Oh glass my father used to know an old geezer in the Borders who went everywhere at 15 mph max except round corners which he took on 2 wheels, accelerator flat on the floor. Why? He "knew" that most accidents happen on bends so he aimed to get round them as fast as possible. grin

Gorki Tue 16-Apr-13 10:38:30

Call Centre callers especially those who put the phone down when you answer or speak with an accent that is difficult to understand.

glassortwo Tue 16-Apr-13 10:41:18

grace grin

janthea Tue 16-Apr-13 11:08:20

Cyclists who ride on the pavement, even though the road is empty! Cyclists who run red lights and ignore No Entry signs!

Ditherers of any persuasion!

Grannylin Tue 16-Apr-13 11:16:52

Men (usually opposite you on a train) who pick their nose/ears and study the contents.

FlicketyB Tue 16-Apr-13 11:58:12

4 x 4 owners who drive as if there car is made of glass. I drove down a local road with speed bumps last week and the 4 x 4 driver in front of me slowed down for each bump and tried to drive across it diagonally so only one wheel crossed it at a time, and it was not for the first time.

Likewise 4 x 4s driven by terrified women, mainly mums, who use the family wagon on weekdays to drive the children to and from school and the supermarket. They sit there terrified, hands gripping the steering wheel tightly, as whenim says, they park over two spaces, again usually diagonally, have great difficulty backing out because they have no feel for where the corners of the vehicle are and hog the centre of the road when driving.

Ceesnan Tue 16-Apr-13 11:59:15

People who use the 'Pay with card' petrol pump and then go and pay at the kiosk. Acceptable when the forecourt is busy of course, but otherwise....why? People who use sarcasm during differences of opinion, especially when the sarcasm is being aimed at a person who has left the group. Mums/Grans/Carers on the School Run who seem to think that because it IS the School Run normal rules of the road do not apply.

mrsmopp Tue 16-Apr-13 12:10:34

But we are not like this though, are we??

I wish I loved the Human Race;
I wish I loved its silly face;
I wish I liked the way it walks;
I wish I liked the way it talks;
And when I'm introduced to one
I wish I thought What Jolly Fun!
Raleigh, Sir Walter