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Things that make you go "Aaaarggh"

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Anne58 Fri 21-Feb-14 15:21:21

People bumping into me because they are either reading or sending text messages on their mobiles.

Aka Fri 21-Feb-14 15:24:28

People being late. Drives me crackers.

nannyfran Fri 21-Feb-14 15:41:16

Me too Aka. Also people calling me "dear" and treating me as if I'm stupid, just because I'm old.

NanKate Fri 21-Feb-14 15:42:44

Bad grammar, especially when people say 'Off of'. I wrote to the BBC some years ago and told them that their weather forecasters should not say 'The wind is blowing off of the continent' instead 'The wind is blowing off the continent'.

They wrote back and said they would make some changes and they have.

I bet they thought I was a miserable old git.

I won't go on about me altering bad punctuation (especially apostrophes) that I see on public signs. My DH gives me a wide berth when he sees the biro come out ! hmm

And YES I did used to teach !

sunseeker Fri 21-Feb-14 15:43:18

People stepping into the road with their eyes fixed on their phones - I once saw a girl almost walk into the side of a bus because she was so intent on looking at her phone!

People who try to cross the road when there is a crossing only a few yards further along

People who don't control their dogs (see my " some concern" thread)

So many more but think I will stop now before I complete the transformation into a grumpy old woman!!

Gally Fri 21-Feb-14 15:44:25

People who walk 3 in a row on a pavement and won't make way for me [I'm damned if I will step into the road].
People who park in a child/baby space at the supermarket and a large lump of a 12 year old appears from the car.
Abandoned supermarket trolleys just where you want to park.
Lateness - unforgiveable in most cases.
Cold callers, especially those who don't answer when you pick up the phone.
People who have loud mobile conversations on a train or in a confined space. Also those who listen too loudly to their iPods so all I can here is shoosh, shoosh, thump, thump !
The new 'smart linked' thermostat for my C.H. Can't figure it out!
People who park (illegally) outside my house and leave a space at each end which is not quite big enough for a car to fit into.
I could go on..............
[grumpy emoticon]

thatbags Fri 21-Feb-14 15:49:11

People writing "did used to" when "used to" would do.


Bad. I know. But i read the thread title and couldn't think of anything. Then i read the thread and.... you know the rest.

oh, there's another: the new way my iPad deal with capitals when I'm typing fast. So many small i


That's a sigh not an aargh so i was right all along.

mollie Fri 21-Feb-14 15:53:07

Just now, drivers who ignore the traffic flow signs in the supermarket car park!!

Generally, people who get in the wrong lane at roundabouts or go around a roundabout on the outside,
drivers who just turn into a car parking space at an angle or not actually fully in the space and just park up....normal rules just don't apply apparently!
I could go on!

rockgran Fri 21-Feb-14 15:53:43

Nearly everything!

Aka Fri 21-Feb-14 16:17:35

Oh YES ... Don't get me going on large lumps of 12 year olds clogging up the last space in the children's parking bays, when I'm trying to wrestle three under 5s out of the car, in the only space left, next to a 4x4 whose driver has his wheels on the white dividing line.

chloe1984 Fri 21-Feb-14 16:18:15

Being called guys in a restaurant etc as in "hi you guys and what can I get you?"

Joelsnan Fri 21-Feb-14 16:23:17

Cars zooming down a long queue of traffic and then trying to push in...Grrr.
People coasting up and down a swimming pool in two's chatting.
People standing in the middle of a swimming pool chatting.
People who open unpaid food or drink in the supermarket and give it to their kids.
People who say W for L, baw instead of ball.
Actually probably almost everything blush

Ana Fri 21-Feb-14 16:25:07

Oh yes, I hate those arrogant pusher-in drivers too Joelsnan! angry

rosesarered Fri 21-Feb-14 16:29:54

Just reading these gave me a laugh!grinI think I can say that I agree with them all, except for bad punctuation, which bothers me not a jot.

BAnanas Fri 21-Feb-14 16:40:10

Cyclists who go through red lights. Male cyclists in Richmond Park who wont go in single file so you have follow their bony lycra clad arses all round the park, I keep hoping some massive rutting stag will charge at them because and they are often very aggressive, the cyclists not the stag. People who take up two parking spaces, I think they should pay twice. As others have said here people who walk along looking at their phone and then get all annoyed when you narrowly miss colliding with them. People who set up their office on a train, usually men, and get annoyed should you politely ask if they could move some of their stuff so you can sit down, particularly when it's the only seat available. People who can't be bothered to put their litter in the bin. Parents who let their small children run riot in coffee shops. Dangerous! take them to the park and let them expend their energy there. The tosser over the road who's moved back with his mother, he's a well sad git, he just seems to amass cars and he's been parking them all around our road before he was living here. Twice he's parked his horrible 4 x 4 Land Rover right outside my house and gone away for three weeks, so it's stuck there and yeah I know I don't own the road but he's also got a poncy Morgan which is also usually outside someone else's house other than his own. People who come into the cinema with bucket sized food and trough, (loudly) all through the film.

ninathenana Fri 21-Feb-14 16:48:06

All of the above.
Plus after todays trip to the children's out patients. Parents who ignore their children snatching toys from others causing tears and tantrums from your child whilst your teaching yours to share.

LizG Fri 21-Feb-14 16:59:58

Most of these niggle away at me but yours chloe really gets my goat. I am NOT a guy!

Mishap Fri 21-Feb-14 17:01:09

Oh yes - cyclists in packs - don't they just drive you crazy!? - especially on the narrow lanes round here.

Dogs loose in cars - have these people no imagination?!

Drivers who undertake risky overtaking procedures and then you finish up sitting next to them at the next set of traffic lights - how very pointless!

JessM Fri 21-Feb-14 17:03:08

I don't know about aaargh, but OMG some people who carry on driving too long. Gent this morning turning right, across the path of advancing white van. Good job the van was slowing as it approached the junction in the town centre. I know it must be hard - but I think with our ageing population over 80s should not be able to keep certifying themselves that they are fit to drive - I think for their sake and everyone else's they should have to get sign off from GP and optician.

sunseeker Fri 21-Feb-14 17:09:11

Couldn't agree with chloe more, last week was out with a friend shoe shopping (don't get me started!) and as we entered one shop the assistant said "Hi Guys", my friend stopped, looked at me and asked if I had just had a sex change, I replied that I felt no pain - we then collapsed in giggles and walked out again!!

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 21-Feb-14 17:21:15

So agree about the "you guys" thing.

goldengirl Fri 21-Feb-14 17:23:40

"This is just a courtesy call....." When you in the middle of a piece of work
"Is everything all right?" When you are deep in conversation in a restaurant
"And how are you today?" From someone you don't know, don't want to and who has interrupted your train of thought
"No problem" or "No worries" when you've placed an order for something on the menu

wisewoman Fri 21-Feb-14 17:27:03

2 am in the morning! When else would 2am be?

For free, eg you can get this item for free. Surely they can say that this item is free or you can get this item at no cost. I know it is small thing but it is everywhere and once you notice it you can't ignore it. My DH and I just look at each other with an AAARRGH every time it happens.

Joelise Fri 21-Feb-14 17:30:02

People who cycle on pavements
People who speak with an " up lilt " as if asking a question when it isn't
Parents who threaten really badly behaved children several times , but never carry out the reprimand

BAnanas Fri 21-Feb-14 17:36:55

One of our sons always greets us both with Hi Guys, it doesn't really annoy me I know he regards it as a term of endearment. I'm not mad about the following I hear out and about. "Do the math" grrrrrr we say maths in the UK, asking someone how they are and getting "I'm good" In coffee shops people who say "can I get" wonder how many servers feel like responding with "I don't know"