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ROOM 101

(145 Posts)
specki4eyes Fri 11-Jan-13 22:19:49

Just watched this and thought what a rich seam it could be for us!

My choice for today would be young women who affect squeaky, little girl voices.

merlotgran Fri 11-Jan-13 22:46:29

And mine would be people who say, 'Good Question' when you ask them something really simple angry

Deedaa Fri 11-Jan-13 22:51:46

The rising inflection at the end of a sentence, the boys with their stupid trousers just about hanging round their hips, and the awful English bucket sized cappuccinos (always called regular!)

harrigran Fri 11-Jan-13 23:07:22

Waiting staff in restaurants who say "no problem" argh

Grannyknot Fri 11-Jan-13 23:23:52

Following on Deedah - thick cups the size of soup bowl Costa

Nanado Fri 11-Jan-13 23:27:51

Out of date magazines at dentists with a recipe in it I want to try so am forced to surruptiously tear it out.

Ana Fri 11-Jan-13 23:32:35

hmm Nanado - are you sure you've not been on the Sanatogen? grin

Fondasharing Fri 11-Jan-13 23:33:12

People who call their Mum "Mummy" beyond the age of 10 years old and then usually until they are old themselves!!!!!

Nanado Fri 11-Jan-13 23:36:10

How very dare you Ana I never touch the stuff grin
what really bugs me is that I could have simply taken a photo of the recipe with my mobile, but I was so stressed (dentist...waiting room) I didn't think if that.

Nelliemoser Fri 11-Jan-13 23:37:10

Specki yes to the silly girly voices.deedaa Yes to men with trousers hanging half way down their backsides.

I will go to bed and think of some more. night night moon

Ana Fri 11-Jan-13 23:39:43

Fondasharing - Yes! And even worse, grown men and women who still call their father "Daddy"...hmm

Nanado Fri 11-Jan-13 23:42:41

Dentist who say 'this might be a little uncomfortable' and then.......

Gally Fri 11-Jan-13 23:56:26

Cold callers who start the conversation with 'I'm not selling anything,
Sales people who say 'see you later' (not if I see them first!)
Dentists who talk through the procedure and then ask you a question when your mouth is full of instruments and drills
People who stop at the top of an escalator for a chat while you pedal furiously on the top step
Drivers who park over 2 spaces in a car park
..........I could go on but it's time for bed moon

gillybob Sat 12-Jan-13 00:09:09

Terry Wogan and Bruce Forsyth ASAP please grin

Ceesnan Sat 12-Jan-13 07:21:11

People who stand chatting in supermarket aisles with their trollies at right angles to the shelves, thus effectively blocking through traffic...... Drivers who fail to acknowledge an act of courtesy..... People who, after a criticism, protest that they were only trying to be helpful.....Colleagues who think it is amusing to send questionable emails on your computer...... That's enough for now smile

MiceElf Sat 12-Jan-13 07:29:31

Sales assistants who say 'Sign there for me'. For me? NO.

shysal Sat 12-Jan-13 08:10:31

I nominate people ahead of me at the supermarket checkout who watch every item go through before starting to pack and then search every pocket or part of handbag for money or card. My motto is 'think ahead'.
Items for Room 101would include flimsy coat hangers which, like paper clips, cannot seem to lead an independent life. They have to become entangled with others! (A bit like humans really.)

Ella46 Sat 12-Jan-13 08:25:41

People who throw food away as soon as it reaches the sell-by date!

whenim64 Sat 12-Jan-13 08:56:32

Cardboard packaging that won't come undone without a machete. Small brown boxes containing organic salad leaves, and fruit laid in a tray with a fancy perspex cover within another layer of see-through wrapping. Grrrr!

Rush hour traffic on the M60! Get your own road! grin

feetlebaum Sat 12-Jan-13 09:26:33

Ella46 - I don't think 'sell by' dates are still used, are they?

There are 'use by' dates, and there are 'best before' dates... (after which the food is still edible, but flavour etc. may not be quite as good as before).

Grannyknot Sat 12-Jan-13 09:35:21

Miceelf next time that happens, write "there". grin

Barrow Sat 12-Jan-13 10:12:11

Drivers who are drive so close you think they are trying to park on your back seat, people in supermarkets who always seem to stop in front of the exact spot I want to get to, radio and TV announcers who talk too fast and mumble (could be I am going deaf!), all "reality" programmes, automated answering by companies where they tell you to press 1 for this 2 for that and 5 minutes later you still haven't managed to speak to a real person.

Yes, its official, I am a grumpy old woman grin

grumppa Sat 12-Jan-13 10:13:07

Barmen/women who say "Are you all right there?" when it is perfectly obvious that I am standing at the bar and would like to order a drink. I am not ill, just thirsty!

And people who say "I'm good" when I ask how they are; I'm enquiring after their health, not their moral wellbeing.

grandimars Sat 12-Jan-13 10:13:24

Oh, yes, anyone who asks you to do something "for me" (I had it at the optician's yesterday - blink for me). Yes again to Bruce Forsyth. People who start looking for their bus pass after they get on the bus. The expressions "laters" and "soz". Many more but I won't get started!

gillybob Sat 12-Jan-13 10:22:04

Od dear grumppa off to room 101 I go ! I am guilty of responding that " I am good thanks" when asked how I am ! Sorry. smile

Can I add the term " no bother" which is said so often and completely out of context .